The Performing Arts are an integral part of school life at Stella Maris
and students are encouraged to join one of the many performance groups available. In music, we offer Year 2 Piccolo choir,
SM Singers (Years 3-6), Stella Fellas (male choir Years 3-6). In addition, every second year, a school
musical production provides a highlight to the year. Students at Stella Maris also
participate in a number of school ensembles and in a comprehensive and growing Instrumental
Music Program. Dance extension and eisteddfod groups provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their skill in dance.
Liturgical Music - Children and staff perform in school liturgies, masses and important events.
Vocal Ensembles - Piccolo Choir, Stella Fellas, Stella Maris Singers and Speech Choir.
Instrumental Ensembles - Concert Bands, String Ensembles, Guitar Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble and various Chamber Groups
Students at Stella Maris can participate in a comprehensive growing Instrumental Music Program. The program is coordinated by school staff and a team of highly qualified Specialist Tutors. The program caters for all needs (including preparation for
examinations) and lessons are scheduled during the school day on a
rotating timetable so as not to disrupt daily class learning. Tuition
is not available for students in Prep and enrolments for Year 1
students to learn piano will only be considered from Semester Two. Depending
on age, physical ability, development, musical aptitude and experience,
tuition is available for the following disciplines:
at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School are exposed to multiple opportunities
to dance. In addition to curriculum dance work in class, students have the
opportunity to extend their dance knowledge and skills during lunch times and
after school. These additional programs develop basic skills and progresses
through intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills.
Dance Extension Program is an afterschool commitment that students from Years
1-6 can attend. Students are given the
opportunity to explore the arts through carefully tailored projects that
promote student engagement. These lessons additionally develop problem solving,
thinking strategies, and teamwork. Students focus on dance elements and skills
to create various dances in multiple genres including hip-hop, jazz and
contemporary, and perform these at school, local and state competitions. One of
the primary aims of this program is to expose students to reflective and
problem solving strategies and to generate confident and passionate life long
dance opportunities include a Stella Hoppers, a hip-hop class open to Year 1-6
to learn routines and dances for enjoyment. Bi annually, dancers are selected
for our school musical. Dancers will rehearse for this at lunch times and before
Stella Hoppers - Hip Hop
students are encouraged to develop skills and choreography of hip-hop dance.
students from Grades 1-6. Auditions held in term 4. Rehearsals afterschool.