St Stephen’s School is a young and progressive co-educational school of the Uniting Church in Australia. We have a reputation for excellence in teaching and a commitment to developing well-rounded people – people of innovation, creativity, integrity and faith.
The School was established at the Duncraig campus in 1984 and the Carramar campus in 2001. In 2011, an Early Learning Centre for Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2 opened at Hepburn Heights, Padbury.
Our mission to Serve God, Serve One Another is underpinned by five key values – faith, learning, service, care and community. We welcome all who share these values, from all faiths and backgrounds.
The School is a solid academic performer, yet the traits St Stephen’s School students learn such as teamwork, humility, leadership and compassion go beyond the classroom.
Our Service Learning programs see students better the lives of others on a local, national and international scale, taking them to various locations including India, Cambodia, Malaysia, South Africa and, closer to home – the Kimberley region of WA, to learn about different ways of life and enrich the lives of those we meet.
A personalised approach to teaching and learning, with subject specialist teachers from primary to secondary, helps students find their niche and identify the best pathway to reach their goals.
The School encourages out-of-the-box thinking and real-world opportunities for our students to learn.
From Our Principal
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to St Stephen’s School.
St Stephen’s is a Christ-centred, student-focused and community-based School. Our personalised approach to learning and strong tradition of high-quality teaching encourages St Stephen’s students to lay foundations for their chosen pathways.
Students flourish when values are aligned and the relationship between home and school is strong. We welcome not just students but their whole families into our close-knit community. Together we can cultivate success and produce mature and balanced young men and women.
The School’s motto to Serve God, Serve One Another is supported by our service learning program where St Stephen’s students work with groups and communities on a local, national and international scale, to make their world a better place.
These service opportunities, combined with our mission to inspire learning that transforms lives, shape our students into well-rounded graduates, ready to take their next step into the world.
Academic results provide a great foundation, and are encouraged at St Stephen’s. However, it’s qualities like flexibility, teamwork, service, leadership and humility – all acquired from a St Stephen’s School education - that prove most attractive and sought-after by employers in this constantly-changing world.
As a parent of two wonderful girls myself, our goal is to provide your child with a place where they belong to a community that gives them the best platform for their future.
I encourage you to attend one of our School tours where you can meet staff, talk to students and see the facilities and talents of our community.
I hope to see you soon.
Mrs Donella Beare
(as voted by site visitors)