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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

16th June
P&F General Meeting

20th June

Winter Appeal Day
Wear Your Winter Pyjamas to School

24th June

Last day of Term 2
End of Term Mass 9am

11th July

Pupil Free Day

12th July

Term 3 begins

14th July

P&F General Meeting

29th July

Pupil Free Day


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For over 100 years, St Stephen’s has been proudly serving the community of Pittsworth and surrounding areas. We strive to be a community in which gospel values permeate the daily life of the school.  

In 2020 St Stephen’s consists of 154 students, in seven classrooms. All members of our staff quickly get to know all children and families. Our shared vision for the students of St Stephen’s is for each person to be highly literate, numerate, open to and excited by the prospect of learning, healthy, well-rounded individuals who are good citizens.

Specialist programs are Physical Education, LOTE (Indonesian) and Music, including school choir, and private music lessons.

Parents and community members work within our school classrooms and enjoy interacting with students and staff. Our volunteers gain particular satisfaction and a sense of fulfilment from assisting a child to master something new. Families are encouraged to participate in the School Pastoral Board and the School Parents and Friends and its committees in order to develop and extend the programs the school can offer and its facilities. All parents are welcome to attend Parents and Friends meetings.

                    St Stephen’s – We strive for success.  Celebrate our Spirit.


Community News

Our MacKillop Club is running our annual Winter Appeal this term. On Monday 20th June, students are invited to wear their winter pyjamas to school and donate a non-perishable item of food. A reminder that students must wear closed in shoes and a broad brimmed hat.

Hot chocolate and popcorn will be for sale at lunchtime as well. Students can purchase a cup of hot chocolate for $1 or a bag of popcorn for 50c. Students are encouraged to bring their own non-breakable mug as well. We appreciate your generosity for those less fortunate than us.

Following on from last term, all classes have continued developing their skills in beat, rhythm and in tune singing.

As well, as a prelude to our visit from the Queensland Opera in early Term 4, classes were introduced to the genre of opera – telling a story through song. All children have enjoyed using their voices to ‘sing’ the parts of the story based on ‘The Frog Prince’. It has been so much fun! Opera is a dramatic art form and the children have delighted in showing this side of their abilities! Even though they were following a script or poem, much of what they did was improvised. We have had many laughs!

This term, the choir also participated in Sing Out! The choir has been preparing for this day since the beginning of the year. We travelled to the Empire Theatre and spent the day workshopping four songs which were sang as part of the massed choir of over 500 children in the concert in the evening. We also sang our own song that the children had prepared – ‘Off on a Holiday’. After a shaky rehearsal, the children performed fabulously during the concert! I was so proud of them! It was also amazing to have Mrs Ruth Shepherd accompanying us. She is also a dab hand at braiding hair which came in handy after the windy trip to the park! It was a great day, even though the temperature left a lot to be desired. Fortunately, we were inside for most of the day and even when we went to Queen’s Park for some play time, the children weren’t bothered with the chilliness! They enjoyed their time at the park, along with the pizza! Thank you to everyone who supported us.

Refugee Week is celebrated from Sunday 19th June to Saturday 25th June. The theme for this year is Healing. The week is dedicated to raising awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Our population has a rich cultural mix, thanks to the refugees and migrants who have made this country their home over the years.

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