A column Archives - Stella Maris

Girls And Their Cars

What do you do if you suddenly see steam coming from under the bonnet? Our Year 11 girls got hands on with some essential DIY car maintenance skills with Galmatic (galmatic.com/). The College is very keen to teach our girls to be self-reliant and safe on the road and the girls...

Urgent Rethink Needed

Pope Francis says actions based on the common good must form the bedrock of our lives. He has a vision of society where human dignity and the rights of all are respected. In Fratelli Tutti, his third encyclical, Pope Francis calls on us all to become agents of change in the...

Graduation Week

Graduation Week was a bit different this year but it certainly was no less of a celebration of 13 years of schooling for our Year 12 cohort. The Year 7s clapped the girls onto the campus from the main gate, liturgies and assemblies were live streamed to families and around the...

Stella Out and About

Just in case you haven’t already noticed it, keep an eye out on the road for our new Stella bus. Leased from Forest Coachlines, the bus has our Stella branding and is used for sport and excursions as well as morning and afternoon runs around Balgowlah and over the Spit Bridge....

‘Postcards from Home’

Congratulations to Year 10’s Ella McLeod for being one of ten winning artworks from a group of 60 finalists in the Northern Beaches Art Prize Youth Category. The judging panel included Ellie Walsh, Sarah Robson and Ken Done. There were over 1000 entries. Ella’s artwork is on...

Learning Curves!

Our first time online with Student Learning Conferences seems to have been a mighty success. The feedback so far has been very positive in terms of ease of access and time efficiency. Thank you to everyone who approached the process with such a flexible and positive attitud...

Swimming Carnival

  We were lucky to hold our annual Swimming Carnival at Manly Boy Charlton Pool before remaining school events for Term 1 were cancelled. Congratulations to all the champions and to the spectators for their participation and enthusiasm.

Santa Teresa Mufti Day

Wednesday was pj day! After weeks of online learning logging into MS Teams for all their lessons in their uniforms, the girls on site on Wednesday decided they needed a mufti day. With so many of our social justice initiatives either cancelled or put on hold, the girls wanted to...

Social distancing in the Classroom

With only one Year group on site each day, social distancing and extra hygiene in the classroom has been easy to achieve. This Year 9 Science class was busy researching volcanoes.

Year 8 Japanese Origami Workshop

The Year 8 Japanese students were treated to an Origami Workshop on Wednesday 4 March. The Japanese Origami Artist ,Ms Midori Furze, taught the students how to make a koala (a mum & a baby, very KAWAII) and a fan with a beautiful tassel. Her presentation about the Origami art...