Battle Royal

Ms Ntoumenopoulos lead her Year 10 class into battle today, a Battle of the Sexes and we are not talking Billie Jean King versus Bobby Riggs. Oh no, this was fiercer, it was boys against girls.

After a pep talk they hit the basketball courts, followed by a stint on the oval and finally the creme-de-la-creme  hair braiding, Jenga, and a general knowledge quiz back in the classroom.

Jenga has never been played with so much rivalry and tension.

Everyone was a winner!

For with God nothing shall be impossible.” – Luke 1:37

VET Induction Day

As part of their VET Induction Day today, Year 11 and 12 Duncraig and Carramar students were joined by past St Stephen’s School students who discussed the benefits of learning through VET. Patrick Middleton, AKA DJ Miiddy, and Miss Tara Roberts, who is now a teacher at Carramar Kindy, spoke to students about how their VET experience set them on amazing career paths.

What is VET?

VET is Vocational Education and Training.

  • Work (Vocational) Education in a particular field that they have chosen.
  • Training in skills that they need for this particular field by an experienced trainer/teacher.
  • Practical (skills) assessment based education.

As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom…” – Daniel 1:17


Fishy Excursion

The Year 10 Marine Science students spent today at AQWA, exploring the various marine habitats of the Western Australian coast which we have spent the term studying.

The students also had the opportunity to Discover SCUBA Diving for the first time in AQWA’s new purpose-built tank. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to experience breathing underwater and the change in pressure which is often daunting for inexperienced divers.

After an immensely successful day there looks like lots of them have caught the SCUBA-bug and will hopefully be taking part in an Open Water Course in Year 11 or 12!”

Mrs Hudson, Mr Boland & Mr Nicholson

Science Teachers


“Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.” – Genesis 1:20-21

Grease is the Word

Over 100 students across both campuses auditioned to be a part of next year’s musical, Grease. Our Drama teachers have been blown away by the sheer talent of our students, which will make for a slick production.

“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!” – Psalm 27:6

Sport Achievement

Year 9 student Louise Gishubl has been selected to represent Western Australia in the 2018 Australian Futsal Association National Championships.Louise’s fancy footwork has earned her a spot in the West Coast Futsal Under 13s State Team who will jet off to Sydney for the tournament in early January. However, next year’s Championships won’t be the first for the Futsal veteran – Louise has previously travelled to Sydney and Brisbane to represent WA in the unique sport. “Because I was the youngest in my team a couple of years ago, I learned a lot from watching them play,” she said. Playing in previous National Championships has helped Louise develop her skills and refine her Futsal technique. “When I got on [court], I would use what I’d seen in my game and that helped me improve,” she explained. Futsal is an adaptation of soccer, played on a hard court with five players on each team. Played indoors on courts slightly smaller than a soccer field, Futsal enables players to refine their skills and be a little more creative in their gameplay. “Because the ball moves so fast, you can learn to control your skills,” Louise said. St Stephen’s School Principal Mrs Donella Beare is proud to see St Stephen’s School students like Louise take part in unique extra-curricular activities. “Reaching the National Championship is an outstanding achievement for Louise. We are thrilled to see her not only represent Western Australia in Futsal, but represent St Stephen’s School in the wider community,” she said.

The Australian Futsal Association National Championships will run in Sydney from 5 – 10 January, 2018.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1

Combined Campus Languages PD

Our Duncraig campus hosted a languages PD on Monday which involved teachers from both our Duncraig and Carramar campuses. The PD was lead by Kate Reitzenstein, the languages consultant from AISWA, and focused on deepening student engagement with languages through a range of innovative teaching methods. The PD also involved teachers from the primary and secondary schools. I’m sure our students will benefit from this excellent PD opportunity.

Howie Jakeway

Head of Learning Area- English and Languages

“Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.” – Psalm 119:66

Mousetrap? Year 9 Science

As part of their study of the Scientific Method, the Year 9 Science students planned, designed, built and tested an original Rube Goldberg machine, with the aim of catching a mouse!



The students incorporated a number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics principles to make the machine work. After multiple test runs and various last minute adjustments, the students were ready for a final attempt. There were a few little hiccups, but on the whole it was a success.

Ben Nicholson

Science and Mathematics Teacher


“For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.” – Hebrews 3:4


Yumilicious Learning

The students in Year 10 Foods were required to research a functional property of food and choose a recipe to demonstrate thi

These budding Chefs, created the most sensational cakes, worthy of selling! 

Angela Robertson

Home Economics Teacher


“Heap on the logs, kindle the fire, boil the meat well, mix in the spices…” – Ezekiel 24:10

Service Tour of India

The inaugural trip to India has been an eye-opening experience for staff and students. After a long journey they finally made it to Woodstock School.

Students are immersing themselves in India’s rich culture on the once-in-a-lifetime India Service Tour. On day four at Woodstock, students spent the morning painting the new library at Kaplani Village School, before setting off on an Indian food safari to the town of Mussoorie.

What an amazing opportunity.  Follow the students’ blog here:

Below are just a few of the photos from the trip so far:

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” – Matthew 25:35