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Welcome to Stella Maris Catholic Primary School

We aim to be an inclusive, high quality learning community in which faith inspires action.

 

 

Commitmenthttp://www.stellamaris.qld.edu.au/about-us/our-core-values/Pages/Commitment.aspxCommitment<p></p><div> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/about-us/our-core-values/Documents/icon_COMMITMENT.png" alt="icon_COMMITMENT.png" width="214" height="214" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:200px;" /> </div><div> </div><div class="ms-rteFontSize-5" style="text-align:left;"> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4"> <strong> <br> Holding strong to our <br>faith and beliefs.</strong></span></div> <span style="font-size:16pt;"> </span> <p style="font-size:16pt;"></p> <span style="font-size:16pt;"> </span> <div style="text-align:left;font-size:16pt;"> <span> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-4"> <strong> </strong></span></div> <span style="font-size:16pt;"> </span> <p class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-4" style="text-align:left;font-size:16pt;"> <br> </p><p class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-align:left;font-size:16pt;">I support worthy causes and purposes;</p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;"> </span> <div class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-align:left;font-size:16pt;"> <span> </span> <span> </span></div> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;"> </span> <p class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-align:left;font-size:16pt;">I am faithful and trustworthy;<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></span></p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;"></span> <div class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-align:left;font-size:16pt;"> <span> </span> <span> </span></div> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;"> </span> <p class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-align:left;font-size:16pt;"></p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;">I demonstrate effort through concentration, persistence and practice.</span> <p></p>
Compassionhttp://www.stellamaris.qld.edu.au/about-us/our-core-values/Pages/Compassion.aspxCompassion<p class="ms-rteFontSize-5" style="color:#ec008c;"> <strong> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/about-us/our-core-values/PublishingImages/icon_COMPASSION.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:201px;" /> <br>God's love </strong></p> <p class="ms-rteFontSize-5" style="color:#ec008c;"> <strong>shining through us.</strong></p><p> <br> </p><p style="font-size:16pt;">I bring love, understanding and kindness rather than judgement;</p><p style="font-size:16pt;">I feel empathy for others and have the desire to help;</p><p> <span style="font-size:16pt;">I enable others to be successful.</span><br></p>
Confidencehttp://www.stellamaris.qld.edu.au/about-us/our-core-values/Pages/Confidence.aspxConfidence<p class="ms-rteFontSize-5 ms-rteForeColor-3"> <strong><img alt="icon_CONFIDENCE.png" src="/about-us/our-core-values/PublishingImages/icon_CONFIDENCE.png" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:201px;" /><br>Acting with strength, assurance and humility, as a child of God</strong></p><p class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;">I respond to the possibilities for growth in all that life brings;</p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;"> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;"> </span> <p class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;">I welcome challenge and progress with purpose;<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></span></p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;"></span> <p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size:16pt;">I know when to speak and act and when to listen and wait.</span><br></p>
Couragehttp://www.stellamaris.qld.edu.au/about-us/our-core-values/Pages/Courage.aspxCourage<p class="ms-rteFontSize-5" style="color:#fae032;"> <strong><img src="/about-us/our-core-values/PublishingImages/icon_COURAGE.png" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:201px;" /></strong></p><p class="ms-rteFontSize-5"> <strong style="color:#fae032;"> Demonstrating the </strong></p><p class="ms-rteFontSize-5"> <strong style="color:#fae032;"> inner strength to act </strong></p><p class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-10-0 ms-rteFontSize-5"> <strong style="color:#fae032;"> out of God's love.</strong> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-10-0"> <strong> </strong></span> </p><p></p><p style="font-size:16pt;">I am hopeful and resilient in the face of fear and doubt;</p><p style="font-size:16pt;">I do what is right and good;</p><p> <span style="font-size:16pt;">I know God is there to help.</span><br></p>
Creativityhttp://www.stellamaris.qld.edu.au/about-us/our-core-values/Pages/Creativity.aspxCreativity<p class="ms-rteFontSize-5" style="color:#36b000;"> <strong> <img alt="icon_CREATIVITY.png" src="/about-us/our-core-values/PublishingImages/icon_CREATIVITY.png" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:200px;" /> <br>Using God's spark </strong></p> <p class="ms-rteFontSize-5" style="color:#36b000;"> <strong> within us.</strong></p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-5"> <strong> </strong></span> <p> <br> </p><p style="font-size:16pt;">I bring new ways and new ideas into the world;</p> <span style="font-size:16pt;"> </span> <p style="font-size:16pt;">I use my ideas and imagination to respond for the greater good;</p> <span style="font-size:16pt;"></span> <p> <span style="font-size:16pt;">I accept 'what is' and move forward in new and positive ways.</span><br></p>

​Life at Stella Maris

 

 

Performing Artshttp://www.stellamaris.qld.edu.au/about-us/school-life/Pages/Performing Arts.aspxPerforming Arts<span style="display:none;">​</span> <p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span></span><span><span><span></span><span></span><span></span></span></span></span></p><p>The Performing Arts are an integral part of school life at Stella Maris. All students have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive range of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities during their time at Primary School.</p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-5">​CURRICULUM:</strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4 ms-rteFontSize-3">Music</strong></p><ul><li>All students participate in a weekly classroom Music lesson with a specialist Music teacher where they sing, compose, create, and perform on a variety of melodic and percussive instruments. </li></ul><p> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4">Arts</strong></p><p><em> </em>Students participate in four forms of art over the course of a year, visual art, media art, dance and drama. These classes aim to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting students imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. It assists with:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>creativity, critical thinking, aesthetic knowledge and understanding about arts practices, through making and responding to artworks with increasing self-confidence</li><li>arts knowledge and skills to communicate ideas; they value and share their arts and life experiences by representing, expressing and communicating ideas, imagination and observations about their individual and collective worlds to others in meaningful ways</li><li>use of innovative arts practices with available and emerging technologies, to express and represent ideas, while displaying empathy for multiple viewpoints</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-5">CO-CURRICULUM:</strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4 ms-rteFontSize-3">Liturgical Music</strong></p><ul><li>Students perform alongside staff at school liturgies, masses and other special events</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4">Instrumental Music Tuition Program</strong><em> (including Instruments, Voice and Speech and Drama)</em></p><p>A comprehensive program, taught by a team of specialist teachers, catering for all needs (including preparation for examinations and external performances). Lessons are scheduled during the school day on a rotating timetable to minimise disruption to class learning time. Depending on age, physical ability, development, musical aptitude and interest, tuition is available for the following disciplines:</p><ul><li>Tuition is not available for students in Prep and Year 1</li><li>Available from Year 2 to Year 6</li><ul><li><strong>String</strong> Instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass</li><li><strong>Voice</strong> - Singing, Speech and Drama</li><li><strong>Piano</strong> - including keyboard</li></ul><li>Available from Year 3 to Year 6</li><ul><li><strong>Brass</strong> Instruments - Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium,       </li><li><strong>Woodwind</strong> Instruments - Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone </li><li><strong>Percussion</strong> Instruments (including Drum Kit, Xylophone and Glockenspiel)</li><li><strong>Guitars</strong> - Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar (only from Grade 6)</li><li><strong>Theory of Music</strong></li></ul></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4">Dance Program</strong></p><p>The Stella Dance Program offers weekly classes to students before school and during lunch times. Students develop fundamental motor skills and learn techniques through different genres. They have opportunities to perform on assemblies, community events an end of season concert. </p><p>Dance groups are levelled based on experience and age groups to help develop ALL students.</p><p> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4 ms-rteFontSize-3">Ensembles</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Choral</strong> - Piccolo Choir (Year 2 boys and girls), Stella Fellas (Year 3-6 boys) and Stella Bellas (Year 3-6 girls)</li><li><strong>Dance</strong> - Stella Juniors Dance (beginners, Grades 2-3), Stella Dance Extension (have some basic skills, Grades 4-6), Stella Dance Unique (very experienced).</li><li><strong>Drama</strong> - Drama Club</li><li><strong>Instrumental</strong> - Junior Band, Concert Band, String Club, String Ensemble Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and various Chamber Groups</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-5">EXTRA-CURRICULUM:</strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4 ms-rteFontSize-3">Performances</strong></p><ul><li>Throughout the year, all of our school ensembles perform within and outside the school at a range of events. These include school events, festivals and Eisteddfods and combined school workshops and performances.</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4">School Musical</strong></p><ul><li>A full-scale musical is staged every two years on-site at the school. Students are invited to be involved in a range of different aspects of these productions, from singing, dancing and acting on stage to playing in the orchestra or as part of the backstage and technical support crew. The musical embraces the entire school community with opportunities for parents to be involved, supporting staff and with preparation of sets and costumes etc.<br><br></li><li>This years musical is - "Through the Looking Glass"<br><img src="/about-us/school-life/SiteAssets/Pages/Performing%20Arts/Through%20the%20Looking%20Glass.jpg" alt="Through the Looking Glass.jpg" style="margin:5px 45px;width:168px;" /><br></li></ul><ul><li>​Previous productions have been:<ul style="text-align:left;"><li><em>Beauty and the Beast (2018)<br><img src="/about-us/school-life/SiteAssets/Pages/Performing%20Arts/Beauty%20%26%20the%20Beast%20%20-%202018.jpg" alt="Beauty & the Beast - 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:167px;" /><br></em></li></ul><ul><li><em>Peter Pan (2016)<br>​<img src="/about-us/school-life/SiteAssets/Pages/Performing%20Arts/Peter%20Pan%202016.jpg" alt="Peter Pan 2016.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:168px;" /><br></em></li></ul><ul><li><em>The Wizard of Oz (2014)<br><img src="/about-us/school-life/SiteAssets/Pages/Performing%20Arts/Wizard%20of%20Oz%20%20-%202014.jpg" alt="Wizard of Oz - 2014.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:171px;" /><br><br></em></li></ul><ul><li><em>Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2012)<br><img src="/about-us/school-life/SiteAssets/Pages/Performing%20Arts/Joseph%20%202012.jpg" alt="Joseph 2012.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:181px;" /><br></em></li></ul></li></ul><div><i><br>​</i></div>
Sportinghttp://www.stellamaris.qld.edu.au/about-us/school-life/Pages/Sporting.aspxSporting <h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1"><span lang="EN-AU">Interschool Sport<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></span></span></h1> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span><p class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span lang="EN-AU">Students in Year 5 and 6 participate in Interschool sport over a four week period during Term 3. A wide range of sports is available for students to select from.</span></p> <h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1"><span lang="EN-AU">Netball</span></h1> <p class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span lang="EN-AU">Stella Maris participates in the Brisbane Catholic Cup, Sunshine Coast Catholic Cup and the Samsung Cup.</span></p> <span lang="EN-AU"> </span> <h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1"><span><h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1"><span lang="EN-AU"></span></h1></span><span lang="EN-AU">AFL</span><span><div><span><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" lang="EN-AU">Stella Maris fields teams in both the boys and girls AFL. Students participate in the Brisbane Lions Cup and the St Thomas More Cup.</span> </p></span></div></span></h1> <h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1"><span lang="EN-AU">​​​Oztag</span></h1> <p class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span lang="EN-AU">Stella Maris enters teams for both boys and girls in the Queensland All Schools competition. </span></p> <h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1"><span lang="EN-AU">District Sport</span></h1> <p class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span lang="EN-AU">Students have opportunities to represent Stella Maris in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics at the Nambour District Carnival. Students can also trial to represent the Nambour District in Baseball, Softball, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Football, AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Cricket, Tennis, Golf and Touch.</span></p> <p> </p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">​​</span>
Extra-curricular Activitieshttp://www.stellamaris.qld.edu.au/about-us/school-life/Pages/Extra-curricular Activities.aspxExtra-curricular Activities<p>​​​​<br></p> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h1>Lunchtime Activities<br></h1> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="font-size:14pt;">​During break time, staff at the Innovative Learning Centre (iLC) and Quadrangle provide students with opportunities to participate in a range of hands-on, exciting and fun activities.<span style="display:inline-block;"></span></span><span style="font-size:14pt;"> A variety of experiences are available - such as boardgames, craft, coding, yoga, reading, drawing, or just a time to sit and relax.  </span><span style="font-size:14pt;">This can provide an avenue for developing passions and skills or a safe space for students to be during these times.</span><br></p> <div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><div> ​<img src="/about-us/school-life/SiteAssets/Pages/Extra-curricular%20Activities/SM190620-1316.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:256px;height:172px;" /><br><br></div> <h1>​​<br>​​​<br></h1></span></div><p><br></p>

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Stella Maris Catholic Primary School

McKenzie Drive Maroochydore Q 4558

 

Principal: Peter Pashen​

Phone: (07) 5409 8900

Fax: (07) 5409 8999

Email: pmaroochydore@bne.catholic.edu.au

 

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