Clever Cooks

Past and present students have represented St Stephen’s well through Hospitality Group Training (HGT) recently.

Duncraig alumni Zac Tholen was named WA Apprentice of the Year, taking home three gold medals and overall winner at the finals of the Australian Culinary Federation WA Apprentice of the Year Competition.

Zac’s mouth-watering menu of mushroom risotto with sweet potato crisps for entrée, pan-fried chicken breast with fried thighs served with pumpkin, celery, dried tomato and corn salad for main, and beignets with rum pastry cream, sour lemon gel, hazelnut praline and blueberry for dessert earned him the nod.

Meanwhile, Carramar Year 11 student Naomi Velterop, who is currently doing her Certificate III in Commercial Cookery through the External VET Program as a School-based Apprenticeship was involved in the HGT Showcase last weekend at the Hyatt Hotel. 

The event gives young chefs the arena to showcase their skills and Naomi shone in the kitchen on the entrée team and also working with Zac on the night.

Congrats Zac and Naomi – big things ahead for you both!

Online Study Skills

Our school has recently subscribed to the Enhanced Learning Educational Services Study Skills Handbook. This is a great online resource for parents and students to address their study skills and associated issues and concerns as well as learn new ways to improve students’ results at school. The handbook has a huge amount of information for both students and parents as well as lots of interactive activities, multimedia experiences and useful resources.

To access the handbook, go to and login as a subscriber with these details:

user name: ststephens

password: 100success

Please note, the above user name and password is for the use of parents and students AT OUR SCHOOL ONLY – please do not pass our school’s details onto students or parents from other schools or organisations as this is a prosecutable breach of copyright and also will result in frequent password changes for our school. Please also ensure you read through the terms of use the first time you access the handbook.

We encourage all parents and students to take advantage of this opportunity to further develop their students’ study skills abilities through this online resource.


Year 7 Mathematics Problem Solving

On 4 September sixteen students attended a Year 7 Mathematics Challenge Day at Joseph Banks Secondary College. Students competed in teams of four against 26 teams from six other schools and St Stephen’s School did very well. One of our teams took overall first place with 344 points and another coming in fifth with 197 points. Congratulations to all participants, especially to the winning team (below) consisting of Bridie Le Cornu, Alex Baker, Serian Lockwood-Jones and Shailin Mandalia.



Entertainment Book


St Stephen’s School – Carramar is raising funds. Here’s how you can help…
Help us raise funds for the School ties that are presented to our Year 6 students at graduation and our 2019 Year 12 students for their final year. These ties become a keepsake and a reminder of their time at St Stephen’s School. By buying an Entertainment Membership you can enjoy value the whole family will love these school holidays. You’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers to keep the kids ‘entertained’ and help our fundraising at the same time.

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Centre Court

Congratulations to Carramar Year 10 student Emily Alexander for being selected to represent the ACC in the All Stars Netball match against the combined governments schools team (SSWA) tomorrow .

Emily joins a group of representatives from ACC schools around the state, which is a mix of Year 10, 11 and 12 students. The match will kick off tomorrow at 3.00pm at the State Netball Stadium, 200 Selby Street Jolimont.

All are welcome to go along and cheer Emily on as she dons the bib. Best of luck Emily!




St Stephen’s Global Student Service Learning Tours 2019

India Year 12 16 Nov-30 Nov 2019
Cambodia Year 12 6-17 Jan 2019
Bethany Home Malaysia Year 11 13-27 July 2019 and/or

5 Oct- 19 Oct 2019

South Africa Year 10 7-21 April 2019
Kimberley Aboriginal Schools Year 9/10 25 July- 4 Aug 2019
Kimberley Aboriginal Schools Year 6 17-24 August 2019
Indonesia Year 10/11 8-16 July 2019

Please contact Dr Mark Fielding, Director of Global Programs, with any questions:

Rugby Feat

Carramar Year 12 student Max Wood kept quiet about his selection in the U18s Australian Schools Rugby Union Championships earlier this year, representing WA in the competition in Sydney a few months ago. We just found out and wanted to share the great news with the community!

The team played extremely well and came home with battle scars to prove it, with Max breaking his nose during the tournament. What a feat!




Badge of Honour

Following on from our announcement of the House logo update earlier this year, we are excited to announce the new emblems for each House to wear with pride moving forward. The extensive design process saw students submit their own ideas for the logo update, which were compiled into three final designs that went to a vote among staff and students who selected the winning creations. The updated logos bring consistency across the School and a more modern look for our next generation.