There are a variety of co-curricular activities on offer for students at Stella Maris. All students are encouraged to participate in some of the co-curricular programs available. These programs develop students’ confidence, talents and sense of responsibility.
Some of the opportunities available at Stella Maris include:
Stella Maris School has a specialist Physical Education teacher two days a week. Each class has a weekly PE lesson.
In addition to this, children in Years 3–6 have a weekly sports lesson each Friday, and Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 have a weekly Gross Motor Program each Friday. Parents are welcome and encouraged to assist with the Gross Motor Program.
Students in Years 3-6 have the opportunity to participate in diocesan gala days in AFL, soccer, netball, basketball, cricket, rugby league and rugby union. The three major school carnivals – swimming, cross country and athletics – also act as a selection pathway for school teams to participate in diocesan carnivals.
From here, successful students can trial for selection in MacKillop (NSW Catholic Schools) teams, which can lead to State (PSSA), and ultimately, National teams. Students talented in a variety of winter and summer (team and individual) sports can also trial for selection in MacKillop teams and follow the same selection path.
This group is a selection of Year 4 students who are involved in a social justice program at Stella Maris which is facilitated by our pastoral support worker.
Its aim is to create an awareness of social justice issues in the Shellharbour region and in our world today. The program is based on the Mini Vinnies model of 'See, Think, Do'.
An ‘executive’ committee of Year 5 and 6 students mentor the group. Using this ‘teach-the-teacher’ model, students are more likely to take ownership of the group and to maximise the learning experiences.
Students participated in an election to vote-in their leaders for this cohort of the program.
The program runs for an initial 10 student-centred, interactive sessions, followed by a major social justice project involving two separate but integrated elements:
The selection of students for the Mini Vinnies program is subject to a set of criteria, seeking students who: