We are proud of our school at Stella Maris as it is the students, parents and staff that make it so special. We strive to live out our vision, 'Reverence the Story of all People' each and every day.
There is an emphasis on recognising and nurturing the strengths of each individual and supporting parents in the goal of educating the students in faith, learning and maintaining respectful relationships.
Our dedicated staff are highly motivated to work collaboratively to plan and implement programs, which address the individual needs of all learners, in a caring, supportive environment.
The school enjoys a positive reputation throughout the local community, due largely to the many features we have to offer.
Stella Maris is proudly Catholic and promotes the charism of the Sisters of Charity in offering a variety of faith experiences:
Stella Maris is a dynamic learning community which prepares students to be confident, successful and able to make positive contributions in their world. We offer:
Stella Maris has a committed staff who constantly set goals and undertake professional learning opportunities in order to maintain effective pedagogical practices. Features of our emphasis on learning include:
Teachers provide regular support and feedback in order to support greater student learning outcomes.
Stella Maris aims to create and maintain a happy and safe environment for all students. Ways in which this is achieved include:
A well-developed school behaviour management policy, which outlines clear procedures and expectations.
Stella Maris values parents as the primary educators of their children and as such we are committed to forming effective partnerships. Opportunities for parents to be involved in the life of the school include:
Stella Maris aims to work in close partnership with local schools, church and community organisations. Examples of this includes:
Stella Maris is located in a beautiful seaside setting of Shellharbour, twenty minutes south of Wollongong. Benefits of this location for students and families include:
The school is also effectively serviced by Premier Buses, who operate three routes to surrounding suburbs including Flinders, Shell Cove, Barrack Heights, Warilla and Lake Illawarra South.
At Stella Maris, we assist students to work towards their full potential spiritually, physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally.
Stella Maris provides a range of programs and services to support students' pastoral care and wellbeing. These include:
Stella Maris offers a variety of co-curricular activities, which provide our students with opportunities to excel in a diverse range of interests. These include:
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