1980 - Stella Maris School opened with about 90 students. The Parish Priest was Fr Harry Bliss and the first
Principal, Sister Margaret Conway, a member of the Presentation Order
1983 - the third and largest, building stage was opened
1987 - Mr Jack Carroll was appointed Principal
1990 - a Library Resource Centre opened
1992 - Mr Trevor Doyle was appointed Principal
1994 - additional classrooms were provided
2001 - the Preschool opened
and Mr Russell Sinclair was appointed Principal
2002 - the Stella Maris Children’s Chapel was opened
2004 - the landscaping of ovals, playgrounds and amphitheatre took
2005 - construction began on two new classrooms, music and tutor
rooms, computer room and resource centre
2006/07 - an additional building was constructed in readiness for
the introduction of the Prep year in Queensland
2008 - Ms Glenda Morgan was appointed Principal of Stella Maris. Both toilet blocks were extensively renovated and the school
was externally and internally painted.
Staffroom and other Administration Block improvements were also completed.
2009 - the undercover area was upgraded, an outdoor learning space
developed between ‘A’ and ‘B’ Blocks and covers to walkways in Prep area
completed as a result of the Commonwealth Government’s NSP Grant of $200 000.
2010 - The school hall was completed in December as a result of the
Commonwealth Government P21 Grant of $3 million. Included in this
funding was the upgrade of circular drive, parking and pick-up areas.
2011 - a new Year One classroom and covered area was added
2012 - the extension of the
Resource Centre with a new wing was completed
2013 - the Library Annex was completed which incorporated a Media
room and two Meeting rooms
2014 - Master-plan processes began and the Resource Centre was
re-badged as the Innovative Learning Centre (iLC) and a new deck and entry were added
2015 - Stella Maris moved from being a Parish to an Archdiocesan school administered by the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.
2017 - Masterplan Stage One (new Admin block, two
prep classrooms, toilets and landscaping) and Stage Two (4 classroom block and refurbishment of the
old Admin block to five classrooms and Support rooms) were completed
2018 – Outside School Hours and
Vacation Care begins on site. E Block was refurbished
2019 - Mr Peter Pashen commenced as Principal of Stella Maris
2019 - Masterplan Stage 3 completed - (G Block.4 classrooms)
2021 - LED lighting project completed
2023 - Mr Mark Ballam commenced as Principal and Mrs Jenny Davissen commenced as APRE of Stella Maris