A number of students attended the Health Centre today, 7 students have been taken to hospital. All the students’ parents went with them. I will be visiting the hospital as soon as possible today.
It is likely the students have ingested some kind of substance. While this is obviously of concern to me, it does allow me to reassure you that their illness was not due to anything contagious.
The Queensland Ambulance Service has just been with the Executive staff and noted that ...the school’s response was exactly as they would have liked it to have been. Students all received appropriate care as soon as we were alerted to the problem.
I have been advised by Queensland Ambulance that if students were to exhibit any symptoms it would have occurred by now.
Much of what the current media is saying is an exaggeration. As stated earlier this afternoon, I will provide you with more information as it comes to hand, while being respectful of people’s privacy.
Public Health Unit Immunisation information for Year 7 students
Immunisation consent forms
Year 7 parents should have received your child’s immunisation consent form. Please complete and return by next week. Immunisation is extremely important for your child’s protection.
It is requested that all parents please read the information about vaccines being provided in the Information for Parents and Legal Guardians Package before completing the consent form.
Please note: A consent form is requested to be completed for all Year 7 students even if parents do not want their child vaccinated at school. This assists us to confirm that the immunisation offer was received by each family.
Saint Stephen’s students celebrate the Year of the Dog with dumplings and lions
Three dancing lions, drummers and 2500 home-made dumplings helped Saint Stephen’s College students ring in the Chinese New Year.
Executive Director of International Education, Ms Sam Holmes, said parents and students had spent countless hours rolling dough, preparing fillings and cooking thousands of pork and vegetarian dumplings for students and teachers....
We celebrated our Year 12 Senior Investiture today as well as OP 1 Recipients from the Class of 2017. Students who were overseas for Speech Night 2017 were also presented with their academic awards.
Congratulations also must go to Dr Jamie Dorrington and Dr Sarah Standage.
A few reminders
Family Chapel - tonight (Tuesday 13 February) in the GFA from 6pm to 7pm.
Year 7 to 12 Photos - tomorrow (Wednesday 14 February) in the GFA. Year 11 and 12 students to wear formal uniform including blazer. For those students who are absent from school tomorrow, catch up photo days are Wednesday 21 February and Monday 26 February during morning tea or lunch....
Senior Investiture - Friday 16 February in the GFA from 9.30am, refreshments to follow outside the MPH. Parking available at Weir Drive vacant block and if full please go to Eastern Car Park to park on the oval. Staff will be there to direct you.
Memorial Service for Mr Humphrey Firkins - Monday 19 February in the GFA at 1.30pm.
Come along tomorrow and support the P&F with their second hand uniform sale in the Quad. If you do not wish to purchase any but would like to donate, please feel free to drop off any unwanted items.
Tomorrow morning (Tuesday 13 February) Catherine will be holding the P&F uniform sale in the Quad 8 - 9am.. Most pieces are $5 each and we have a range of sizes available. Come along and snap up a bargain.
Hello Year 12 Parents
You are invited to attend the 2018 Seniors' Investiture. The ceremony will be held on Friday 16 February commencing at 9.30am in The Goda Firkins Auditorium. After the ceremony concludes you are invited to join the VIPs for refreshments.
I look forward to seeing you there. ...
Kind regards Jamie Dorrington
Join us from 20 November to 12 December 2018 on the Saint Stephen’s College Spain Tour!
Open to all students in Years 8 to 12 studying Spanish.
Highlights include cultural and language immersion, travel to significant historical monuments in Madrid, Sevilla, Jeréz de la Frontera, Cádiz, Granada, Toledo, and Bangkok as well as the opportunity to make lifelong Spanish and Australian friends and shared memories....
Reserve your child’s spot today via Parent Lounge.