St Stephen’s Libraries – The Heart of 21st Centry Learning

The school library is integral to the teaching and learning process.

The library facilitates the work of the classroom teacher and ensures each student has equitable access to resources.

While the role of the school library remains constant, its design, digital platform, strategies and tools change as pedagogy and technology changes.

Our thriving school libraries provide a social space to meet, collaborate, research, learn, share and relax.


“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”  – Albert Einstein

South African ServiceTour

St Stephen’s School has taken service to another level with 17 of our Year 10 students embarking to South Africa to work on orphanages and schools in Cape Town and the Port Elizabeth area.

They will help improve the lives of the disadvantaged whilst there.

The group are pictured below about to depart from Perth airport.

Students and staff have now arrived safely in stunning Cape Town.

Here are the contact numbers if needed:

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38

University Visit

Year 10 & Year 12 students had the opportunity to listen to four WA universities as they each gave a presentation in Cousins Hall.

The universities that participated were ECU, Murdoch, Notre Dame and Curtin.

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Study Picnic Fun!

To help our class (Year 12 ATAR Psychology) study for the upcoming exams we held a study picnic in the Quadrangle.

Students were divided into 6 groups and had to develop mind maps, palm cards and notes for the whole class to use.

Each expert group had a picnic spot and each student had a chance to be taught about the topic and how to use the study aids while having some food and drink in the sunshine.

All resources made were then scanned and uploaded to SEQTA for use by the rest of the class.



Recently, St Stephen’s School has had groups of maths students from years 7 to 12 competing in a quiz style maths competition at various schools across the local area.

They took part in teams of up to 6 answering 8 maths problems of varying difficulty over 4 rounds within a time frame of 20 minutes per round.

There were around 20-25 schools competing and the students represented themselves and the school fantastically well and seemed to really enjoy the evening.

The students were lucky enough to explore various exciting problems as well as developing their team working skills.

For those of you who would like an example of the questions then here you go:

Year 7 & 8

  1. A car-wrecker counted 167 tyres on the cars in his yard. He found that not one car had a spare tyre and that 5 cars had at least one tyre missing. What is the greatest number of cars that he could possibly have in his yard?

Year 9 & 10

  1. The head of a fish is 12cm long. The tail is as long as the head and half the length of the main body. The main body is as long as the head and tail together. How long is the fish?

Year 11 & 12

  1. Barry has a drawer containing 12 black, 12 brown, 12 blue and 12 green socks which are not properly paired. He takes socks out of the drawer at random in the dark without replacing any. How many socks must he take out to be certain he has a matched pair in each of the four colours?

I, Adam Merrifield, would like to thank the students and staff involved for giving up their time for helping these evening sessions run smoothly.

Bring on next year!

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein


Commercial Design

The Year 9’s from Commercial Design recently went on an excursion to Paper Bird in Fremantle to meet with Illustrator Samantha Hughes.

Samantha Hughes writes and illustrates in a sunny studio in Fremantle with two naughty cats.

She works mainly in gouache, relishing the richness of colour and fine detail it allows.

Her work has appeared in books, on posters, in exhibitions and even on shoes.

Samantha worked with the students to help develop their ideas, skills and techniques for their Book Week poster design project.


The student’s were truly inspired.

“There is no line between fine art and illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms.” – James Gurney

Year 10 and 11 students – Course information evenings at UWA

Making high school less stressful for everyone.

One of the best ways to find out about studying at UWA is to take part in the many events they offer future students.

UWA offer a number of events to help you decide what to study and how to apply.

Students can talk directly to Future Student Advisers about your specific interest areas and discover how you can achieve your study and career goals with UWA.

The free information sessions give you a head start on making your Year 10/11 experience a positive one, even if you’re not sure whether university is the right pathway for your future goals.

Find out more about:

  • UWA’s courses and entry requirements
  • Maximising your ATAR
  • How to keep your options open when selecting your upper-school subjects
  • On-campus activities and events for Year 10 and 11 students

You can also speak with  faculty specialists about your specific interest areas.

Monday 8 May, Tattersall Lecture Theatre
  • 5.30-6pm: Faculty expo
  • 6-7pm: Presentation from Future Student Advisers