A column Archives - Stella Maris

Year 8 Retreat

The Year 8 Retreat was held at the Elanora Conference Centre. Ms Chin and Ms Boyde led the girls and the pastoral care teachers in a reflective program focusing on their relationships and their sense of self. The retreat program running in Year 8, Year 10 and Year 12 is an...

Athletics

Congratulations to Emily S (Year 11) who won the U18 400m Hurdles at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships. Stella is very proud to have an Australian Champion athlete! The Stella Maris Athletics Squad is open to all students and trains twice a week.

Peace Eggs for Mater Dei

Each year we focus on our connection to one of our sister schools, Mater Dei. We managed to sell a staggering 750 Peace Eggs in 10 days of which the funds go directly to Mater Dei to increase support for their students with special needs. Our St Patrick’s Day fundraiser has also...

Swimming Carnival

Noonuccal took out our 2021 swimming carnival in perfect weather. Participation levels were high and our carnival spirit was not dampened by COVID restrictions. Although we were unable to cheer and sing, there was music, dancing and dress ups. A big thank you is due to all of our...

Year 12 Formal

Year 12 got their glam on to ‘formally’ farewell each other at the Novotel in Manly. After questions at the end of last Term about whether the Formal could go ahead it was a double celebration with the opportunity to gather and to dance! Thank you to Ms Ferguson, her PC team and...

Festival of Speech

Stella participated in two sections of the AHIGS Virtual Festival of Speech – Current Affairs and Religious and Ethical Questions. The students in Religious and Ethical Questions were Jessica D, Olivia L and Josephine K. The students in the Current Affairs section were...

Debating Adjudicators

This term our Year 8 debating team adjudicated a Catholic Primary School debating competition. Four teams competed from the local area: St Kieran’s Manly Vale, St John the Baptist Freshwater, St Cecilia’s Balgowlah and St Mary’s Manly. Our girls did an outstanding job watching...

Express Yourself

Four or our Year 12 Major Works were selected for ‘Express Yourself’ at the Manly Art Gallery. ‘The exhibition is a significant annual curated exhibition of artworks by HSC Visual Arts students from the twenty high schools across Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Diverse bodies of work...

Young Writer Award

A budding young author, Phoebe O’Brien of Year 11, won the Senior section of the Northern Beaches Young Writers’ Competition from over 550 entries across more than 50 local schools. ‘The Pavlova’ is a seemingly suburban tale that offers insight into Australian values surrounding...

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...
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