Friday, 23 September 2016

A 'Belting' Start to the Day

We had a very special assembly on Friday 23rd September when we were visited by Tina and Claire from singing group Little Belters who hosted an interactive singing session. In just one assembly our pupils managed to learn a whole song and had a fantastic time singing it and adding some actions!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Welcome Madame Gilbart!

We are delighted to introduce our new French teacher Madame Gilbart who will be teaching French to all our pupils from Nursery up to Year 6 on a weekly basis. Madame Gilbart has previously worked in industry in a French speaking role and was head of the language department at a secondary school for many years. She has also spent a year living in Dijon in France. Her new role allows her to spend time with her young family and to focus on helping young children develop their language skills.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Speaking with confidence at Stella Maris

Pupils were celebrating fantastic results in their recent speech exams with a 100% pass rate and over 90% of the pupils passing with merit or distinction. The exams are run by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and help children improve their communication skills, increase self-confidence and develop strong social skills.

21 pupils aged from 4 to 11 years old took exams ranging from Introductory Level where children had to memorise and recite a poem to the examiner to Grade 1 Acting Level where children were required to act out a monologue.

Headteacher Norah Johnson commented “The children put a lot of effort into their speech lessons and it is fantastic that their hard work has been recognised with these outstanding results. This gives the children confidence to speak in public and is a valuable asset for life."

Friday, 2 September 2016

Open Days 2016/17

Our Open Days provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about life at Stella Maris. You will be toured around school by existing pupils and there will be an opportunity to speak to staff and parents too.

Our next Open Days take place on Saturday 8th October 10am - noon and Saturday 25th March 2017 10am - noon.

There is no need to book, please just turn up on the day. You are welcome to browse our prospectus in advance of your visit.


Thursday, 11 August 2016

By Royal Appointment...

A letter from a very important person has arrived for Miss Maiden's class over the Summer break. Look at the postmark on the photo below; can you guess who it's from? We can't wait until the children return on the 6th September to find out the contents!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

PTA Summer Disco

Our PTA organised a fantastic Summer Disco with dancing, loom band crafts, tattoos, and a brilliant pop up photo booth! They managed to raise almost £300 for PTA funds and gave all of our families the opportunity for a great night out before the Summer holidays!

Friday, 8 July 2016

Prize Giving Assembly

We had a lovely end of year assembly to celebrate the achievements of our pupils. We also gave our Year 6 leavers a great send off with lovely individual photo books packed full of photos from their time with us. It was time to say goodbye to Madame Seale, our French teacher who is moving on to teach GCSE and A'Level French.

We've uploaded plenty of photos to our Facebook page for you to enjoy but here are a few for you to start you off; tissues at the ready!