Stella Maris Primary School opened in 1980 with the support of the Presentation Sisters. The school was founded to cater for the spiritual and academic development of families in the Stella Maris Parish and the wider parish communities. The school continues the educational mission of the wider Church which aims to nurture the integration of faith and life through the principles, teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church.
A clear enrolment policy enables Stella Maris School to act justly in the important task of enrolment, especially where continued growth of the Sunshine Coast region puts pressure on demand for places. Due to the physical layout of the site and limited access, Stella Maris Primary School enrolment is capped at a maximum of 800 students.
This enrolment policy is created with reference to the Archdiocese of Brisbane Catholic Education Council Policy Statement – 'Enrolment of Students in Catholic Schools'.
We aim to 'act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God.' (Micah 6)
While nurturing children in the Catholic Faith and maintaining a Catholic ethos, Stella Maris School remains open and welcoming to all who support its Vision, Mission and values. The following considerations are also taken into account: availability of places, class composition, physical accommodation and ability of the school to meet student needs.