STELLA MARIS COLLEGE
Stella Maris is an independent girls' Catholic
College founded in 1931 by the Sisters of the Good
Samaritan in the Benedictine tradition. We pride
ourselves on the care and development of young
women, who through living the Benedictine values
they will make a significant and positive difference
to our world. All that we do is based on our
values: compassion, justice, balance, hospitality
and wise stewardship.
Stella Maris has a well-earned reputation for having
an innovative, flexible and diverse curriculum. To
assist each girl to seek a balanced and individually
suited academic program, Stella Maris provides a
broad curriculum. Students from 7-12 follow the NSW
Board of Studies approved program with a range of
VET courses available. There is a strong emphasis on
participating in the gifted and talented program
which includes writing, maths, science, art,
language, economics and design competitions.
All students at Stella Maris use their own laptops
and use the facility in their lockers to enable them
to be fully charged during the day. Students are
encouraged to use their laptops and many of the
courses are available online so that independent
learning opportunities and an ‘anywhere, anytime
learning environment' is created. Both campuses of
Stella Maris have an integrated wireless network and
students are encouraged to keep in contact with
teachers through email. A portal for parent
connection is also available.
Stella Maris is at the forefront of educational
innovation with a focus on encouraging students to
become independent learners and thinkers. Senior
students with individual programs enjoy flexible
Social justice immersion programs and outdoor
experiences such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award
program encourage girls to consider others and to
become resilient members of society.
All students at Stella Maris have the opportunity to
participate in a range of academic, sporting and
cultural pursuits. In 2011, Stella Maris was the
successful winner of the NSW Rock Eisteddfod
Challenge and produced an al fresco production of
Romeo and Juliet. Girls are encouraged to
participate in a wide range of sporting teams
including water polo, surfing, soccer, sailing as
well as having opportunities in choir, dance and
drama ensembles and debating.
There are two opportunities to view the operation of the College:
Open Evening in March and ‘Stella Alive’, our
creative and performing arts exhibition in August.
Bookings are taken for tours which are conducted on
alternate Tuesdays at 9am.
Academic and Music Scholarship are offered to Year 7 students each