Stella Maris College
Stella Maris College is a Catholic community which is committed to providing an inclusive education through a variety of quality learning experiences, which enhance the development of it’s girls in the Benedictine Tradition .Stella Maris College, a school of Good Samaritan Education, recognises and respects the individuality of each person who forms part of the College community. Stella Girls are challenged to be innovative, creative and collaborative learners in order to achieve their full potential. They are empowered to meet the demands and challenges of the twenty-first century and to take their place as young women who will make a significant and positive difference in it’s world.
Stella Maris College primary focus is Academic excellence. It has a differentiated curriculum which means that each girl is nurtured so that she can work towards academic goals that see her achieve her personal best. It’s girls often achieve beyond their expectations and it enjoys the success as much as they do. Academic excellence extends to learning enrichment. It has a long-standing reputation for it’s success with students in need of learning support and a diverse range of activities designed to extend it’s girls as far as they can go. There are opportunities for acceleration and early completion of certain HSC subjects. After school, Stella Girls gain entry into the courses and careers that interest them and they have a high ‘survival rate’ in post-secondary and tertiary education.Stella Maris College offers subjects that are of high interest to all it’s girls. All the usual subjects are complemented by subjects as diverse as Photography, Video Production, Food Technology, Textiles, Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Physical Activity and Sport Science, Digital Technology, Design and Technology and Independent Research. There is a choice of five languages to study which is Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. It is strong in academics, creative and performing arts, sport and vocational education. These subjects create pathways into diverse careers that challenge gender stereotypes. It’s girls know they can choose whatever career they put the effort into achieving .
Stella Maris College is within the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay. It is located in a safe and quiet position on the northern end of Manly Beach at Queenscliff with easy access to a range of sporting and recreation facilities in the area. It’s magnificent local surroundings serve to impress upon students the richness and diversity of Australia’s heritage and encourage stewardship of the environment and natural resources. It’s second campus, named for St Benedict, is located on Pittwater Road, a short walk from it’s main campus, which spans Eurobin and Iluka avenues.
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