The 2018 St Stephen’s School Fete was a feast for the senses as the bustling crowds enjoyed the sound of students singing, children running around with glitter in their hair, the smell of South African sausages sizzling away and the bright colours of cake, plant and craft stalls. All of this just as they arrived, with visitors presented with more than 90 attractions spotted around the beautifully-decorated grounds.

There was something to please everyone on the day, which was a resounding success, drawing big crowds who were able to see what St Stephen’s School is about.

I wandered around filled with pride seeing our core value of Community being lived and loved by all.

The day’s success comes down to the work of many. First of all, the commitment of our Fete Parent Committee. Your love for the school and dedication to bringing this event to life is truly astounding. I know how hard you all worked, the extra hours you put in and the energy it took to create such a wonderful day for all. Your support and devotion is rewarding for our whole community.

To our staff members who worked alongside the committee to make sure all went to plan, I thank you for your loyalty to our vision of being a Christ-centred, student-focused and community-based school.

Then there are the stallholders, community members, visitors, students, volunteers and more! I can’t even start to thank each person by name as there would be too many to list and I wouldn’t want to miss any deserved praise but we really enjoyed having all of you there on the day and couldn’t have enjoyed the success without your help.

As we reflect on another wonderful community event as we head toward the end of the year, it is a great time to reflect on living by our values of Faith, Service, Learning, Care and Community.

Mrs Donella Beare


FETE NEWS 22 October 2018

Count Down – 5 sleeps!

It’s the place to be….Sat 27 October from 9am to 3pm.

Parking on Hamer Oval $2.

Please invite your family, friends and neighbours along to this great community event.

Come and discover these delights:

  • Edible and succulent plants – over 400 plants for sale in Plant stall.
  • Musical performances from SSS students
  • Quality second hand books – amazing books on offer at great prices!
  • Chocolate Toss
  • Mystery Jars
  • Make your own SLIME!
  • Glitter hair stall!
  • Delicious lemonade and popcorn served but the cutest Pre-Primary kids!
  • Delightful pampering – indulge in a nail spa experience!
  • Enjoy looking through and making a bid on our fabulous silent auction items.  Over $20 000 worth of items on offer!!!!!! There are simply too many items to list but some of the big ones are accommodation, meals, photography sittings, teeth whitening, car servicing voucher, signed Dockers Jersey, Wildcats tickets, Pizza oven, WA Ballet tickets, Grand Cinema family pass, Latitude party package, cooking classes, group fitness vouchers and LOADS more PLUS over 50 hampers!!!!!
  • Fire truck display and Police Car
  • Bungy Jumping
  • Rides
  • Smash a car
  • The food!  Tempt your tastebuds.  Delicious authentic South African delights and yummy Aussie Sausage Sizzle! As well as a selection of food trucks.
  • Craft Market – Over 30 market stalls with a variety of craft, jewellery, fashion, health, food and pet products and services on display. All of the stall holders have donated items to our silent auction.
  • One of our market stalls is AUSSIE POOCH MOBILE DOG WASH. Katie Farmer is running this stall to promote her business, and will be donating all proceeds from the stall to the fete proceeds. See the dog wash van and amazing doggie treats available at her stall.
  • Trinity North Uniting Church are running some craft activities for children. Visit their stall to find out what about their current church programs.
  • Black Pearl Network is a Uniting Church fundraising project which helps those in need in Papua New Guinea. Kerry Povey will be running a children’s activity stall so please pop in and support her.
  • Cambodia Raw Impact Tour – Sue Libbis and students are running a stall selling frangipanis, bush posies, jams and more.
  • Vintage LEGO display & LEGO for sale – Proceeds from this stall support the Cambodia Tour. See Christine to purchase one or two!
  • Year 9 South Africa Tour are running the White Elephant stall, selling slushies and lucky dips.

We still need donations for the Chocolate Toss too.

Parking attendants – if you can help out being a parking person on Saturday 27 October between 9am and 2pm it would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 or email cullyn5@bigpond.com

General helpers on fete day – If you can help on Saturday 27 October between 7.30am and 4pm please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 or email cullyn5@bigpond.com

We look forward to seeing you enjoy all the fun of the fete.

Parent Committee Fete 2018


We Remember Them…

Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Yesterday Duncraig held a Anzac Day Service on the Quad.

It was attended by the whole school.

“This is a day not of celebration but of national memory. It’s a day when we learn, and learn again, of the horror of purposeless war. It is a day for looking after your mates, cherishing your home, your neighbourhood and family. It’s a day for realising how rare this wonderful country of ours is and how precious it is.” – Unknown

Trees of Green, Red Roses too

We are so blessed to have such a ‘green’ campus.

When the sun shines, and the sky is blue it makes a wonderful backdrop to our beautiful school grounds.

Our Property Services Team do such a wonderful job.

“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.’ – Luke 12:27


Our community gathered under the stars on Saturday to kick off what will be a wonderful Christmas season. Hosted by Trinity North Uniting Church and St Stephen’s, Carols in the Community was a beautiful opportunity for families and friends to come together to celebrate Christmas – with a visit from Santa of course! Families also worked together to build traditional wooden mangers at the Make A Manger workshop to recognise the true meaning of Christmas.

“When They Saw The Star They Rejoiced.” – Matthew 2:10

Blessings from God

The school grounds are beautiful and often overlooked on a busy school day. School grounds are probably more important than you think. Students spend up to a quarter of the day in the surrounding grounds.

Please take a moment to appreciate the beautiful environment.

The grounds are tended and maintained by our Property Services team.

“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” – Isaiah 40:8