School Traffic

Good afternoon,

With the wet weather setting in, we have noticed more parents driving their children to and from school. The increased number of people on the roads can result in some traffic standstills in the turning circle and we just wanted to remind parents to be mindful of the staggered School finishing times for Primary and Secondary, who both use the turning circle, and how to aid the flow of traffic on and outside our campus.

  • Please note, Primary students finish at 3.10pm, pick up their bags and there usually isn’t too much of a delay from the end of class to them waiting for their parents at pick-up. We ask that Primary parents try not to drive into the campus before 3.05pm to ensure the traffic doesn’t get backed up for too long.
  • Secondary students finish their last class at 3.20pm. They then need to return to their locker before coming out to the car so there is usually around a five-minute lag before they get to the turning circle. Therefore, we ask that parents of Secondary students please do not drive into the campus until 3.20pm for pick-up.
  • We have noticed many parents arriving too early and parking in the turning circle to wait, which blocks Primary parents from getting through and also visitors from backing out of the visitors parking bays. Please refrain from coming onto campus too early and parking in the flow area.

We thank you for your understanding and know that we ask this to minimise the time you spend in the traffic, to ensure the safety of students and also to prevent any parking fines for those stuck in traffic on the surrounding streets.

Thank you for your support.

Donella Beare and Darnelle Pretorius

Mastermind Australia

Mastermind Australia will be delivering Revision and Exam Preparation Programs in the July school holidays.

The programs will be held at Christ Church Grammar School and Guildford Grammar School in the first week of the holidays, and at Hale School, MLC, Quinns Baptist College and Ashdale Secondary College in the second week. An online virtual classroom program will also be held over both weeks.


Need some inspiration for today’s lunch? Mrs Herd shows us how to jazz up instant noodles by making stir-fry with ingredients you’ll have in your fridge and freezer.

Students please note: wash your hands before cooking and don’t forget to do the dishes!

Provident Lending and Business Solutions

Trent Carter from Provident Lending and Business Solutions is reaching out to business owners in the St Stephen’s School community who may require financial advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specialising in cash flow advisory and funding options, Provident Solutions can discuss with business owners about what they are entitled to, how to scale a business back to survive and how business owners can pivot their business offering to look for different sources of income.

Provident Solutions are offering two specific services, and as a St Stephen’s parent, Alumni and member of the Business Directory, Trent is happy for the school community to access these services at a low price. Both sessions are offered remotely.

1. Stress test your cash flow – a 45-minute session where Provident Solutions use simple financial data to demonstrate the impact of decisions before they are made on profit and cash flow. This can be a very powerful tool to set priorities on what and when to cut expenses, especially when looking at staff. Usually $100 + GST, Provident are offering this service for $70 + GST for St Stephen’s School community members.

2. Survival sessions – a three-session advisory where Provident Solutions will:

a. Review the business up to the impact of COVID-19 to set base lines and trends. This includes the Stress Test.

b. Strategic planning – setting goals, plans and actions for the next 90 days to set up for survival and to potentially thrive in a new operating environment.

c. Cash flow budget and funding – ensuring business owners have an eye on the numbers moving forward and understand how to fund the plan.

Survival sessions are $250 each and can be run one-on-one or in groups of up to four people.

Contact Trent Carter from Provident Lending and Business Solutions on 6201 0143 or at for more information.

Hendriks St Stephen’s School ID Books Ready to View

The Duncraig ID Books are now available to view and purchase on the schools Web Gallery.

To access the gallery, follow the below procedure:

1.        Go to

2.        Click on the St Stephen’s School – Duncraig logo

3.        Enter password :  powa11

If the you have any queries, please contact Customer Service at



Wishing all of our families the best for the last few weeks of Term 1 as we face the new frontier of online learning. We like to think of challenges like these as discovering new ways of doing things, who knows what we will uncover during this time! For those at home, and those on campus, please know we are all in this together and our doors (virtual and real) are always open. Take care and all the best.


Firetech are taking their courses online these school holidays. Visit the Firetech website to explore the course options available:
– Live Tutor-led sessions
– Secure and moderated online classroom
– Rolling start times
– Small groups (maximum eight students per group)

Firetech are offering 50% off for this inaugural run. Join them at