Saint Stephen’s College reveals major $14M expansion.
Saint Stephen’s College is thrilled to share that Burling Brown Architects have been appointed the lead architect in the design of the Junior Hub Building. The project is a testament to our long-term partnership with the team and their commitment in delivering innovative and inspiring educational spaces. The new building will be the hub of creativity, featuring flexible learning spaces that encompass music, technology, and STEAM education. The students from Prep to Year 6 will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in interactive learning and tinkering spaces fostering curiosity and imagination. The Junior College will have its very own reception area, as well as break out spaces conducive for learning and collaboration. To cater for the growing needs of the College and community there will also be a brand-new uniform and bookshop in the design. For outdoor activities, we have designed a multipurpose green playground that reflects the quintessential Queensland lifestyle with sub-tropical overlays, lush landscapes and interactive and sensory play-based solutions. The space not only allows for recreational play but also provides educational opportunities for students all year round. We are excited to get this project started, with construction scheduled to commence late August this year. Our dedicated construction team is committed to delivering the project with excellence and aiming for completion approximately mid-2024. Principal Janelle Anderson says “We are delighted to see this project come to life after years of planning in the pipeline”. “The new Junior Hub Building will benefit our current and future students and families, as well as the wider Gold Coast community continues to grow and develop”. “We are so proud to continue to invest in the growth and development of Saint Stephen’s College and look forward to sharing our progress with the wider community”.
Introductory Basketball Program Term 3
Swooper Hoopers Term 3 Introductory Basketball Program for students aged 5-9 years. Commences Monday 17 July 2023 Time: 3.30-4.30pm
Total Football Academy After School Program
Term 3 After School Program delivered by the professional coaches at Total Football Academy allowing players to progress along their own individual football journey.
SSC Future Millionaires Expo
The Sky is the Limit! Join us at the College for the Biggest Business Event of the Year - the Year 9 Future Millionaires Expo. See their products, listen to their pitches, and play the investor. Receive $50,000 in money to invest in the best ideas. Bring your family and friends of all ages and enjoy seeing what the future may hold! See you Wednesday 7 June 2023 starting at 4:30 pm. Food and Drinks will be available through a Kokoda Challenge fundraiser.
Microsoft Office Specialist Australian Titles
In recognition of their outstanding achievement, we celebrate Saint Stephen’s College Students Brayden Tanti, Kris Peng, and Michael Burlace for being finalists in the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Australian titles. In 2023, the under 22 age division had three thousand entrants, placing our students amongst the top 30 in Australia. A special mention goes to Brayden Tanti for winning the Australian titles. Brayden will now represent Australia in Florida for the World Titles later this year. We would like to thank and congratulate our Director of eLearning, Mr Greg Wilkinson, who received a certificate of Microsoft Office Specialist Outstanding Educator and for his ongoing support in facilitating these wonderful opportunities for our students.
Saint Stephen's College community attended the ANZAC Day March and Service at Upper Coomera to honor those who served our country. It was heartening to see so many members of our wider college community in attendance. A special mention goes to SSC Voices for leading the singing of hymns and the Australian and New Zealand national anthems, as well as to the Senior Drumline for their excellent performance on the day. Lest we forget.
Mother’s Day High Tea
Mother's Day High Tea and Fashion Show. Date: Saturday 6 May 2023 Where: La Mamma Ristorante Italiano! Click here to purchase tickets.
Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Mahy
On Wednesday, 29 March 2023, the Performing Arts Department of Saint Stephen's College presented a Musical Theatre Workshop in collaboration with Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Graduate and star of Beautiful the Musical, Stephen Mahy. The workshop was open to both internal and external students and consisted of three sessions, each focusing on core disciplines within Musical Theatre. The sessions were led by industry professionals Stephen Mahy, Richard Ham, Accompanist, Dylan Troyahn, Director of Performing Arts, and Caroline Taylor, Vocal Tutor. We would like to express our gratitude for their time and expertise shared with our future performers and encourage everyone to keep an eye out for our upcoming workshops.
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
The Junior College hosted Grandparents and Special Friends Day, featuring an Easter Hat Parade for Prep to Year 3 students and a concert performance by Prep to Year 6 students, with special appearances by our Senior College Music Optima students.