Category: South Africa


August 3, 2020

Though our students weren’t able to travel on the South Africa Service Tour this year, it hasn’t stopped them from giving generously to our friends at Sinethemba Children’s Care Centre. With the money the students raised this year, the Centre was able to purchase new mattresses and three bunk beds, thanking our students and wider community for their kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic.


April 11, 2019

A group of Year 10 students and three staff members have eagerly begun their journey on the South Africa Global Service Tour and are already checking out the stunning sights of Cape Town. Thanks to the generosity of the St Stephen’s School community, the group took over 400kg of shoes to be donated to Capetown United Football Club, Sinethemba Homeless Shelter, JJ Haven and Mokone Primary School.

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March 20, 2019

Before jetting off to South Africa for the Service Tour in a few weeks, Year 10 students from Carramar and Duncraig stopped by Bunnings Joondalup to sharpen their DIY skills! Students were trained in using power tools, painting, gluing and sealing, making concrete, laying bricks and rendering. These skills will help students when they take part in building projects at JJ Haven Orphanage.

Fund Raising at Grill’d Hillarys

February 5, 2019

Alfie Jamieson has a fundraising jar at Grill’d (Hillarys) for the month of February.

He is fundraising for the South Africa Service Tour.

When you order a meal at Grill’d you will be given bottle caps, you can then place the bottle caps into one of three different fundraising jars.

Grill’d Local Matters began in 2011 as a way to give back to the communities. So far they have raised over $4,000,000 for more than 20,000 local community groups across Australia.

The objective is to fill the Alfie jar!

What a smashing idea!


November 20, 2018

Fundraising efforts are in full swing for the cohort of staff and students attending the 2019 St Stephen’s Global South Africa Tour. The group is looking forward to visiting orphanages and helping disadvantaged children next year. They have organised several fundraising activities and would love your support.

Who doesn’t love a Bunnings sausage sizzle – onions on top or bottom?

Head down to Bunnings Joondalup on Friday, December 7 and Whitfords on Saturday January 5 and 16 to grab a snag and support the South Africa 2019 Tour’s fundraising efforts.

You can also tick getting the car washed off the list of pre-Christmas jobs, with a school-based car wash at Duncraig on Monday, December 3 and at Carramar on Tuesday, December 4.


South African Service Tour Kicks Off

April 10, 2018

After a long flight we have safely arrived in Cape Town, where we received a hearty welcome from District 6’s Guest House. All in all, between flights and our homecoming, we enjoyed three breakfasts. We are all a little heavier as a consequence.
Needing to get the blood pumping, some students pondered on a Table Mountain hike. The teachers however decided shopping at Waterfront will be a better cardio choice, followed by a cable car trip to the mountain top.
The views never cease to amaze, neither does the rotating floor of the cable car.
After a hearty meal at Spur, we headed back home, all in a Zombie haze. Donation packing and organisation lingered and was achieved in one epic group effort. We prevailed. We are all very tired, as so are headed off to bed at 8:00pm.

Gillian Erasmus

Jehova Jireh Haven say a BIG Thank You!

February 14, 2018


Dear St Stephen’s community

Jehova Jireh Haven and the Kelly family wish to extend our utmost gratitude for the generosity of the St Stephen’s community. Your support allowed 89 orphans and 14 carers to enjoy a Christmas celebration that they will remember for a long time. They had a lovely Lamb Spit topped off with chocolate brownies. The children also enjoyed face painting, a bouncy castle, fairy floss and a camera booth.

Each child received a gift bag filled with a toy, new clothes, underwear, toiletries, stationary and, of course, lollies.

We are blessed to be part of this community.

Yours sincerely,

Dale Kelly

Head of Rite Journey

Donations needed for South Africa Service Tour

February 10, 2018

We are currently seeking donations of sporting equipment for the South Africa tour.

If you, your son/daughter or your club has recently upgraded their sports gear and would like to donate items the South Africa tour, we would be most appreciative. We are in specific need of the following items, but can take other items as well:
  • Mens and Boys: Footy/soccer boots, balls, team kits, bibs
  • Womens and Girls: Netball shoes, balls, team kits, bibs, hoops/nets
Donations at the Duncraig campus can be dropped off to me in the GPLC staffroom (Yr. 7 building). 

Donations at the Carramar campus can be dropped off to Craig Thomas in Makaria House or Gillian Erasmus in Charis House.

If you have any questions or are interested in donating other items, please do not hesitate to ask any one of us.
Thank you! 

Clay Osborne
Humanities and Social Sciences &
Design and Technology Teacher