Saint Stephen’s College boasts an incredibly spirited House system that recognises and rewards the vast array of talent that Saint Stephen’s College students demonstrate.
Every Saint Stephen’s College student is a member of one of the four College Houses: Bell House, Greasley House, Haley House and Hughes House.
Each House is represented across academic, cultural and sporting categories such as swimming events, the cross-country, athletics carnivals, Battle of the Bands competitions and a wide range of other special events.
The House Crystal
The House Crystal was awarded for the first time in 2002 and has since become a vital part of the Saint Stephen’s College tradition. This challenge between the four Houses spans the entire school year as students earn points for their House across academic, cultural and sporting categories.
The House with the most points at the end of each year is awarded the prestigious House Crystal.
Elite Athlete Program
- Tailor made sport specific screening to identify strengths and weaknesses, including possible injury factors
- Individual athlete monitoring
- Injury prevention
- Biomechanical analysis
- Strength and conditioning programs
- Supervision and instruction of strength and conditioning programs
- Speed and agility specialist
The Saint Stephen’s College Rugby Academy is proudly sponsored by Pindara Private Hospital. The Academy runs in conjunction with the University of Queensland Rugby Academy. This partnership is designed to develop a quality Rugby studies programme that offers an introduction to a High Performance Rugby environment.
APS Athletics Carnival
Week 5 in Term 3 saw a Junior team of 56 Athletes and a Senior team of 80 Athletics head off to compete in the APS Athletics Carnival.
All student represented the College admirably and we had six students gain Age Champions places. APS in the Right Spirit Award was awarded to three of our students who conducted themselves in an exemplary manner in competing, sportsmanship and team spirit. The APS Carnival also serves the purpose of the Hinterland District Trial. A number of students have made this level and will compete in the Regional Athletics Carnival in early September.Read more »
APS Summer Sport
The APS Inter-school Summer Sport competition has commenced for Senior School.
Students compete in Softball, Touch Football, Basketball, Tennis, Water Polo, AFL, Kayaking, Cricket and Chess with an after-school training session once a week and competition on Friday afternoons. Junior School have commenced pre-season training on Thursday afternoons, with Softball, Basketball, Touch Football, AFL and Cricket on offer. These students will commence after school training on Monday afternoons in Term 4.Read more »
Interhouse Athletics Carnival
Interhouse Athletics Carnival Both Senior and Junior Athletics Carnivals were held early this term in beautiful Winter weather.
A number of records were broken this year in both running and field events. The high jump event is always particularly exciting to watch.
Participation in our Junior Carnival was at an all-time high with students able to compete in any event they wished too. Our Seniors did us proud too and as well as competing in track and field the “Carnival” atmosphere with costumes and inter-house rivalry was very entertaining.
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!Read more »
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 2016Read more »