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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 2018 St Stephen’s consists of 141 students, in six 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.
As the curtain closes on another school year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As a community we have shared another wonderful year together. Last Thursday night the children entertained parents and friends with their dances and Christmas songs. A big THANK-YOU to the staff of St Stephen’s School who served up sausages to the crowds and the school community who supported our Christmas BBQ.
I am blessed to have such a supportive committed staff who once again this year have stepped in any time I have needed them.
MacKillop club numbers have swollen in size this year as the pupils in the community saw the need to follow the call of St Mary of Cross Mackillop. The Mackillop club have been a committed group of children from year 1 – year 6 who have organized events such as soup day to raise funds for Rosie’s, ‘Day for Dolly’ and ‘Dress like a Farmer’ day.
The School Officers have worked tirelessly around the school working with groups of children to assist them in the learning journey particularly in reading. Howard Schefe has once again worked his magic with the floral displays in the school grounds even when challenged with the drought! The cleaners and lollypop women all join together to ensure the school is always clean and safe.
Finally, the children of St Stephen’s School. I count my blessings each day that I have the job of working with each and every one of you as together we continue to ‘Strive for Success and Celebrate our Spirit’ in all we do. There are so many gifted and talented children at our school who value the learning opportunities that are offered at school. I know one of the things I am most grateful for when I look back on my life is the education I received here at St Stephen’s School Pittsworth. To follow in the footsteps of my ancestors, and to be inspired to follow in the foot-steps of Jesus and his followers like Mary Mackillop so we too can make a difference in this world.
Whatever you do over the coming weeks, may you always take the time to ‘Thank God’ for the opportunities you have been given and celebrate with your family and friends at Christmas the gift of each other.
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