Tucker’s Last Day

This morning was Tucker’s (our Reading Dog)  last day of school for 2019 with the Year 8 English class he has been attending all year.  The students produced gratitude certificates and thank you certificates to both Tucker and Karen (owner/volunteer) as well as treating Tucker to a few doggie treats and Karen to a box of chocolates.

A big thank you to Justine Stevens for programming Tucker into her English reading lessons.  Tucker will be back with us next term to begin a new year bringing the light of reading into students’ lives at St Stephens.

Toni Mills

Learning Enrichment Curriculum Leader – Secondary Learning Enrichment

Notice for Parents Year 7 & 8

Dear Yr 7 and 8 Parents

Earlier in the year your child may have opened a Pinterest account using their school email address. Pinterest is an excellent visual learning tool for students to document their research. Some of your children may have received some diet and body image advertising emails through their school email. You may wish to check with your child to see if they received any of these emails and talk to them about the content.

We have given time and instruction to the students in the classes affected to delete these accounts. Therefore no further emails should be coming through the school email system. Protocols for using such online learning tools are now in place. Here is a link where you can find further information about the protocols and how you can make using this learning tool as private and secure as possible.

More information on Pinterest

If you have any further queries please contact Mrs Penny Herd, Head of Learning Area, Technologies.



Congratulations to Thomas McIntyre ( Year 8) who has just won a gold medal at the 2019 Philosothon! Thomas made strong contributions in all four philosophical discussions, taking out First Place for Year 8 in Western Australia. The achievement was no easy feat as Thomas came up against some extremely difficult competition from around the state. Well done!


Year 8 student Fletcher Sexton and his baseball team, the Perth Northern Metros, have certainly reached great heights in 2019! After a successful year in the domestic league, the team were crowned National Champions and travelled to California recently to represent Australia in the Intermediate League World Series. Although they didn’t finish top of the table Fletcher had the trip of a lifetime, exploring new parts of the world and even getting to meet some famous baseball players.


Rachel Phillips (Year 8) is currently performing in APAN Entertainment’s production of The Wizard of Oz at the Regal Theatre! Having grown up with a passion for performing, Rachel is singing, dancing and acting as a munchkin in the production. All the best Rachel!

“I’m super excited, not really nervous because this is what I do, this is what I love,” Rachel said.


With two hard-fought CAS Grand Finals taking place at our campus yesterday afternoon, both our teams were able to take out the top spot! Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls Netball team and the Year 7 Boys Basketball team who were undefeated all season. Well done to all our students, coaches and umpires on a fantastic CAS season.

Yr 8 Geography Field trip to Elizabeth Quays

Year 8 students went to Elizabeth Quays to explore the concept of liveability.  The Geography department is passionate about allowing students to get real life experience about the world around them.  It was interesting to note that our students were so well behaved a member of the public who is involved in the construction of the new apartments at Elizabeth Quays took the time to discuss with the students how the new buildings were constructed and the issues involved with digging into the river to create the underground parking and storage areas for each apartment.  We were all slightly agog when we were told the penthouse has three floors, its own elevator and costs $12.5 million.  Students were able to engage with the art created in the area and the water playground along with identifying all the strengths and weaknesses regarding the liveability of this new development.

Leeanne Shanks

Teacher – Humanities and Social Sciences and Assistant Dean Alethea

Year Eight Civics and Citizenship

Students became a SSS parliament for a lesson this week.  Students were given political parties and asked to represent their views regarding un fair bills that had been enacted into law in the past.  Students presented themselves very well and worked hard to create an answer based on their parties position on the bill.  It seems we have many future politicians in our mist – possibly even a future PM.

Leeanne Shanks

Teacher – Humanities and Social Sciences & Assistant Dean Alethea