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Inter-House Cross Country Carnival

On the 18th of April, Saint Stephen’s College held their annual Cross Country Carnival.

This event in the School’s calendar presents an opportunity for students to run against their peers, helping to promote participation and peer support as everyone runs to the best of their ability around the track. Staff, students and parents should all be commended for their joint efforts in making this day a wonderful success. It should be also noted that almost all Houses, in Junior and Senior school, had over 80% participation from student’s during the day, which is outstanding!

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Tribute to Gaye Affleck

    For the attention of all Years 7-12 Parents/Guardians

    Tribute to Gaye Affleck This is to advise that on Friday 29 April commencing at 9.25am, we are dedicating a segment at the start of our General Assembly to commemorate our colleague and friend, Mrs Gaye Affleck who passed away during the recent holidays. Gaye has been a very well-respected and valued member of staff at the College for over 10 years, and a friend to both her colleagues and students alike. We would like to acknowledge the contributions she has made to the College community in a special tribute to her. Please be advised that students in Years 7 to 12 will be in attendance unless you would prefer your child not to attend.

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    Saint Stephen’s students ‘shave off’ for a great cause

    Saint Stephen’s College ‘serial shaver’ Mitchell Hobbs (Year 12) and ‘second timer’ female student Charlie Pate (Year 6) were among 7 students who braved the World’s Greatest Shave this year - to the sounds of the Funk Band, sizzling snags, stalls, games and much cheering from their peers - to raise funds for a worthy cause.

    Event Coordinator, Father Andrew Kinmont, said the annual ‘cut and colour’ was always well supported, with many returning regularly to raise funds and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation.

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    House Swimming Carnivals

    On the 5th and 8th of February, Saint Stephen’s College held their annual Senior and Junior House Swimming Carnivals.

    As per usual, this major event in the school’s calendar was nothing short of an inspiring spectacle. Whether you found yourself in awe, watching the array of talented swimmers we have at our school, or driven to your feet in support of our international students, some of which have never swum before. In either case, what makes our swimming carnival extraordinary is the sheer student body, parent and staff support that is present during every race and the willingness of students to participate, regardless of their swimming abilities. Every year, there is also a ‘spirit’ aspect that accompanies the carnival. The winners of this award are identified to have exhibited a high level of sportsmanship and support through cheering and war cries, as well as being a house with a high percentage of student participation on the day. This year, all of the houses, both senior and junior, were committed in and out of the pool. Thank you to all the staff and students who helped with various duties throughout the carnival and of course the parents who came and supported on the day. These carnivals are a proud tradition at our school and it’s great to see so many get involved and contribute to its success every year. Lachlan Eyers Sports Captain 2016

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    Official opening and blessing of College Administration Building

    The newly completed multi-faceted Administration Building at Saint Stephen’s College was officially opened by State Minister for Education, Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones and Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen on 19 February 2016.

    Official proceedings included welcome addresses by Chairman of the College Board, Mr Peter Hollett and Headmaster, Mr Jamie Dorrington, music by Drumline and the College Strings Quartet, a blessing by Archbishop John Hepworth and a guest tour.

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