Saint Stephen's College
Tel: 07 5573 8600
Fax: 07 5573 8688
Website: www.saintstephenscollege. net. au
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Early Learning: Yes
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes
Excellence in Education
Saint Stephen's College is a co-educational preparatory to Year 12 day school with an onsite Daycare Centre. It is affiliated with the Anglican Catholic Church in Australia. The College began operation in February 1996 with 166 students enrolled in Prep to Year 7 and currently has more than 1300 students. Saint Stephen's enjoys a fine reputation in all areas of academic sporting and cultural pursuits but it is the caring community spirit that truly sets the College apart. The many opportunities we can provide for your child include: • Academic achievement• World class sports facility with Drama and Dance studios• Newly established Rugby Academy with links to the University of Queensland Rugby Academy• Extension programmes for Tennis and Golf students• Exceptional Performing Arts programme• Pastoral Care Centre with technology enhanced Lecture Theatre• Exceptional personal development opportunities of students through ‘The Goda Foundation’• Fully air-conditioned classrooms
The campus is located in Coomera on the northern end of the Gold Coast australia - the fastest growing area in South East Queensland. Surrounding suburbs include Hope Island monterey Keys sanctuary Cove ormeau and Helensvale. Situated less than one kilometre from the M1 Motorway saint Stephen's is only 45 minutes from the capital city of Brisbane and 30 minutes from the beaches of the Gold Coast. Its location makes Saint Stephen's the ideal school of choice for families who either live and work on the dynamic northern area of the Gold Coast or for those who commute to Brisbane for work but want to enjoy the idyllic lifestyle of the Gold Coast.
A Supportive Community
We are proud to have wonderful facilities that stimulate a love for learning across a wide range of subjects in the school curriculum. But the real substance we have at Saint Stephen’s College others cannot buy!We live and breathe in a positive environment where teachers and fellow students support each other to do their best. This culture has a resounding impact on the academic sporting cultural and spiritual development of every one of our students; giving them the best possible sense of self for the real world.
Extra Curricular Activities
Saint Stephen's College has a large range of Extra Curricular activities that students are encouraged to immerse themselves in. Many students are involved in more than one activity throughout the year including Sports and Performing Arts. The College offers many opportunities for students to participate in cultural activities within the Performing Arts programmes. Musicals drama groups and musical ensembles are open to different age groups throughout the year.
We are very keen to expand our community by welcoming international students. We want to teach and learn from students from other countries and cultures. The students who have visited us in the past have made solid friendships developed better language skills Have gained an understanding of Australian culture and have been successful in their studies.
My name is Jamie Dorrington and I have been the Headmaster of Saint Stephen’s College since 2003. I want to take this opportunity to invite to you to find out more about our wonderful school by browsing through our web site www.saintstephenscollege. net. au and by visiting us some time soon.
I originally came to the school to look after it for six months but I soon fell in love with it mainly because of the friendly staff and students I met in the first few weeks. The College’s advertising read “There’s something about a Saint Stephen’s student”.
When I was first asked what this meant I wasn’t sure of the answer but now I am certain. The ‘something’ refers to the way our students and staff encourage and support each other.
Our students are here to do the best they can and they realise that the best way to achieve this kind of personal greatness is to be part of a great team. Our great team is full of smiling secure and supportive people.
I know that I am the Headmaster and you would expect me to say all this so don’t take my word for it; visit us and see for yourself! Your first step into Saint Stephen’s College is likely to be the start of something special.
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Jamie DorringtonHeadmasterBA DipEd mA mEd Admin mBA