Celebrating 100 years in 2016

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St Stephen's 100 Year Celebrations  - 6th & 7th August


Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

27th May
Under 6's Day

1st June
State of Origin Doughnut Day

8th June
Grandparents Day

9th June
P&F Meeting (Library) 7pm

10th June
Athletics Carnival

22nd June
Biggest Morning Tea

24th June
Last day of Term 2

6th & 7th August
100 Year Celebrations

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For over 99 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 2016 St Stephen’s consists of 132 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. All students participate in the social and emotional development program: YOU CAN DO IT.

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 

The library is a fantastic place to spend time in the lunch hour! Students this week have been busy reading, accessing computers, drawing, writing, playing games and constructing with LEGO.

Library         library

The annual St. Stephen’s Athletics Carnival is fast approaching, and the students have been busily training
with Mr Doherty in PE lessons. Students have also been given extra athletics rotations during Friday lunchtimes.
Please keep these dates in mind for our upcoming athletics events.

  • FRIDAY 3 June- High Jump Event (Parish oval)Enrolment applications for Kindergarten 2013 are now being taken.  Click here for more information
  • TUESDAY 7 June- 800m running (Bridgeman oval)
  • FRIDAY 10 June- Athletics Carnival (Bridgeman oval)

Parent Vs Year 6 Ball Games will be on the agenda again this year.

Enrolment Applications are now being taken for classes P—6, 2017. Your word of mouth is a vital ingredient in raising the profile of our success in the community by spreading the word.

Children born between July 11, 2011 to June 30, 2012 are eligible for Prep 2017.

All enrolment documentation can be collected from the School Reception or simply phone 07 46931627 for a package to be sent home.

As you would be aware, our focus charity for Term 2 is the Queensland Cancer Council. The school’s Mackillop under the guidance of Mrs Cavanagh will facilitate the Biggest Morning Tea. This will be held on Wednesday 22 June, 2016. Our other major fundraising event will be a Fun Run which will be held on Friday 24 June, 2016. Mr Doherty will facilitate this event. Students will be asked to obtain sponsorship for this event. Details will be sent home over the coming weeks.

While charity is an important outcome from these events, from an educational point of view, it is our hope that students learn the difference between charity and social justice. Obtaining sponsor-ship allows an avenue for students to communicate with their parents and members of the broad-er community about cancer and its effect on our society.


Click here to download the Invitation to our 100 Year Celebrations

On Saturday 6th August 2016 there are plans for some fete celebrations in the school grounds followed by an Art Show in the evening. On Sunday 7th August there will be a mass followed by some more family fun activities.

One of the main projects for the Centenary is a mosaic featuring Saint Mary of the Cross Mackillop, which will be placed on the front of St Stephen’s School. The mosaic will consist of small tiles from Venice and has been designed by Alain Colfs, a Belgium National residing near Warwick. Alain also designed the St Francis De Sales Mosaic on the Catholic Church in Millmerran.

Celebrating 100 years in 2016St Stephen’s Centenary Committee are currently taking contributions for the special projects, they are hopeful that many past pupils will get involved in the project. Donations of $100 or more by past students, families or community members will be listed on a plaque underneath the mosaic. If you would like to help towards the costs of this historical piece of art, please contact St Stephen’s School Office on 07 4693 1627 or alternatively call Lloyd Cronin on 0428 220 617.

Closing date for inclusions on the plaque are 31st May, 2016

Please visit our special Centenary Celebrations page for more information and pass the link on to any past students you know. 

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