As a Catholic Christian community, we educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our world. We learn from the past, live in the present and look to the future. Valuing our Presentation tradition, we aim to live by the values of Compassion, Courage, Commitment, Creativity and Confidence and therefore be beacons of hope and faith in the world.
Stella Maris School operates in a rapidly changing, complex, global world. Our school RE program seeks to reflect a Catholic Christian worldview that integrates faith, life and culture in this contemporary and multi-faith context. Stella Maris is a place where students and their families encounter the mission and outreach of the church especially through pastoral care and the experience of Catholic Christian community grounded in the charism of the Presentation Sisters. Believing in and trying to imitate the charism of Nano Nagle helps us to aim to be living witnesses to the gospel within our community and beyond.
Prayer & Worship
The content of the Religion Curriculum P-12 is organised into four strands. Each of these strands comprises three distinct yet interrelated sub-strands:
At Stella Maris, the four strands are interrelated and their content is taught in an integrated way with the aim of developing our learners’ religious literacy. We want all students to be able to participate critically and effectively as life-long learners within our faith community and in society.
Students experience a required minimum of 2.5 hours per week of religion lessons.
Our model of pedagogy brings together the principles and practices of learning and teaching that lead to success for all learners. Based on an Inquiry Approach, our teachers use contemporary evidence-based practices to impact positively and provide feedback on, student progress and achievement.
The Religion Curriculum P-12 enables students in Prep to Year 2 to learn about Jesus’ life as a Jew, his family and friends and his teachings and actions. They learn about God’s loving relationship with people and all of creation and the many ways in which communities of believers nurture their loving relationship with God, others and with all of Creation.
The Religion Curriculum P-12 enables students in Years 3 to 6 to develop their understanding of community and its significance for sharing and developing faith. They learn about the experiences of different communities, past and present and the many ways in which faith is lived out and celebrated in their lives. Students learn about the particular communities for whom the human authors of sacred texts shaped their writings. They learn about the relational nature of God as Trinity and the significance of Jesus’ law of love.
Stella Maris - Religious Life of the School.pdf