A secondary St Stephen’s School education is characterised by flexible, personalised and inquiry-based learning where students are encouraged to question, research and experience.
Academic outcomes and student wellbeing go hand-in-hand at St Stephen’s School. Our personalised learning programs guide students toward their goals, which produces well-rounded graduates ready to take on the world.
We recognise there are multiple pathways to success, whether that is attending University, going straight into the workforce, a vocational pathway through internships and apprenticeships or art and sport specialties.
Our extensive curriculum caters for a variety of interests as a range of extra-curricular opportunities allow students to develop and follow their passion.
Our Christ-centred, student-focused and community-based approach to education sees St Stephen’s students flourish. They leave school embodying many of the attributes sought by employers including leadership, humility, compassion, flexibility and a heart for service.
In Secondary School, Service Learning programs continue to grow students’ philanthropic and social justice focus. These stem from simple actions such as assisting the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged locally to building homes and undertaking maintenance in underprivileged communities on an international scale.
The variety of subjects on offer through Secondary School are designed to meet students’ strengths, interests and ambitions.
Our Secondary program endeavours to meet the career objectives of
all students by offering multiple pathways.
Whether that be University-directed WACE courses, Workplace Learning, specialist areas or a Vocational Education and Training course, we have dedicated Career Advisors on each campus who regularly counsel students and facilitate the best pathways for them to reach their goals.
St Stephen’s School offers students the chance to take part in the
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program, which challenges and engages
students to be the best they can be.
In 2017, St Stephen’s was ranked number 14 out of 128 Australian Schools in the program where, to earn an Award, participants must learn a skill, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment.
It is a voluntary and informal program where participants are supported by a network of adult leaders, assessors, supervisors and mentors. More details at www.dukeofed.com.au.
The Rite Journey is a
year-long program guiding Year 9 students on their transition into adulthood.
It is a unique program designed to help adolescents become self-aware,
responsible and resilient adults.
Students take part in discussions, debates, physical challenges, public performances, reflection time, journal keeping and service to others.
By making them more conscious of the transition, the Rite Journey reinvents the tradition of a rite of passage. More at www.theritejourney.com.
St Stephen’s values the importance of experience in learning and offers an exciting schedule of camps and tours throughout Secondary School. These include:
Our physical education program offers
specialised programs for surfing, swimming, triathlon, field sports, athletics
and cross-country, plus all the standard school sports including cricket, basketball, netball and soccer.
We provide opportunities to take part in Australian Rules Football, soccer, basketball, netball, volleyball, tennis, rugby and cricket at a competitive level. Our Elite Athlete Program and Athlete Development Program support successful sportspeople.
The School is part of the Northern Independent Primary Schools Sports Association (NIPSSA) and participates in Interhouse and Interschool carnivals. We are also members of the Associated & Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC), Coastal Associated Schools (CAS) and take part in the School Sports WA Champion School Sports (CSS) Carnivals.
See the 2018 Sports overview for Carramar and Duncraig.
The Positive Education Program is based on positive
psychology. The three-year course develops students’ personal and social
capabilities as they learn to understand themselves and others, manage
relationships and learn more effectively.
The program employs emotional learning, career management and more under the Christian ethos of the Uniting Church. It is led by our Deputies and our team of School Psychologists.
Students who have a flair for the arts have access to renowned
teachers, performers, musicians and teaching artists to fuel their passion.
From drama, visual art and music to contemporary digital media platforms like animation, film, digital technologies and more, St Stephen’s Arts learning area is a hive of imagination and activity.
There are opportunities for students to take part in the School’s annual exhibition, musicals, choirs, film festival, ensembles, bands, performances, an arts day and more. St Stephen’s students have also represented in external competitions including the Black Swan Prize and the Year 12 Perspectives exhibit.
Digital technologies are integrated into
all subjects at our school, equipping students with the latest skills to
succeed in a digital world.
Every student has access to specialist Digital Learning mentors and the School’s iDigital program promotes strong digital citizenship and responsible use of technology.
St Stephen’s operates under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) titled Many2One, from Years 5-12, which allows students to use multiple devices for educational purposes.
Our advanced wireless infrastructure also positions them safely at the forefront of the digital world.
St Stephen’s School offers state-of-the-art facilities on each campus including contemporary libraries, digital learning hubs, gymnasiums, a theatre, dance and art studios, music rooms, sporting grounds, chill-out zones and more.