Tuesday, 10 December 2013

January Open Morning

On Saturday 25th January 2014, between 10am-12noon we'll be having an Open Morning. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in on the day to ask any questions, pick up some information or take a tour if you're considering schools for a child. As usual, complimentary refreshments will be available.

We have places available across most year groups for starts in February, April, June, September, or November.

-- Average class size 12 pupils or less
-- Full-time/Part-time nursery offered. Government nursery grant/childcare vouchers accepted
-- Comfortable transition from Early Years to Infants
-- Individual attention
-- Confident, happy children
-- Caring 'family feel' environment
-- Quality teaching
-- 100% success at Year 6 for grammar school entry
-- Competitively priced compared to many local private nurseries

Please email us or call 0161 432 0532 for more info.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Christmas Fair... this Saturday!

Our Christmas Fair will take place this Saturday 30th November from 1pm-3pm. Our PTA have been working extra hard organising this year's event which we hope will be the best one yet! Please come along and support, and feel free to bring your family and friends as the event is open to the general public.


*Fun & Games
*Cake Stall
*Visit Santa In His Grotto
*Mulled Wine & Minced Pies
*Face Painting
*Book Stall
*Nail Painting

And much, much more!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

In the news..

Have you seen today's Stockport Express? On page 27 there is an article about our newly appointed headteacher Mrs Johnson.

Katherine Vine has included the story in her regular Heatons page and has also mentioned our school's support of local charity The Wellspring, who help homeless and disadvantaged people throughout Stockport. During our Harvest Festival our pupils and parents donated hampers of food and toiletries to the cause.

You can read the full article below;

Monday, 28 October 2013

Merseyway Christmas Lights

Once again our choir has been asked to perform at this year's Merseyway Shopping Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On!

Taking place on Wednesday 13th November, the event is to be hosted by Stockport / Cheshire radio station Imagine FM and our young performers will grace the stage at 3.30pm to sing a number of Christmas carols. Last year our pupils shared the stage with newly reformed pop group Steps as well as 2010 X-Factor winner Matt Cardle - this year there will be more celebrity special guests.

Watch a clip of our performance at last year's event (thanks to Mrs Latif) here.

Please get down early to support us, the more the merrier!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Reception Places - September 2013

We have a few remaining places available in our nursery and reception class for boys and girls to join Stella Maris School at the start of this September 2013.

Although our current pupils are away enjoying their summer holidays, our school is open for tours throughout the break - email the school office to book your visit and pick up some information today!

Didn't get your first or second choice school? Here's why Stella Maris could be a blessing in disguise;

  • 100% pass rate for grammar school entry
  • Good class sizes - current average is 14 pupils or less
  • Quality teaching by experienced, committed, and supportive members of staff
  • Wrap around care available 8am-5.30pm
  • Full-time and part-time nursery options available
  • Government nursery grant / childcare vouchers accepted
  • "Excellent value for money versus private nursery" Parent in our 2013 Current Parent Survey
  • Warm, caring, friendly, family-orientated environment
  • Children enjoy their studies - positive attitude to work
  • Located in an attractive, leafy conservation area away from busy roads/mainstream traffic
  • Located in the heart of The Heatons within close proximity to Didsbury, Cheadle, Stockport, Wilmslow and Manchester.
  • Registered charitable trust - all school fees go directly back into supporting the school
Any questions? Simply give us a call - 0161 432 0532

Autumn Open Days

We're having two open events during the autumn term and everyone is invited! Families considering nursery or school places for their children can take a tour, pick up some information and meet our pupils, staff and current parents;

Saturday 28th September 2013 @ 10am-12noon
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 @ 1pm-3pm (working school day)

No appointment necessary, simply drop in on the day.

Alternatively please contact the school office to visit us at another time to suit you 0161 432 0532.

As we're an independent school there is no specific intake date; we are happy to enrol children at the start of any term or half-term following their 3rd birthday.

SEPTEMBER 2013: We still have a few remaining places available in our nursery and reception class for boys and girls to join us at the start of September 2013. Please email the school office for details.

Monday, 15 July 2013

We're recruiting...

The trustees, staff, children and parents of Stella Maris are currently offering two roles within our school. Please visit our vacancies page for further details about our Headteacher and Midday Supervisor positions.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

The results are in...

In April we asked our current parents what they really think of Stella Maris in our 2013 Parents Survey. Read the full report here and these are a few of comments which have been made;

“Your staff are caring and are dedicated to helping the children reach their full potential”

“Lovely family orientated school that cares about all pupils’ wellbeing and success at all levels.                 Very pleased with Stella Maris.”

“The after school club is amazing! My child adores it and always wants to stay – thank you!”

“Great school!”

“A truly fantastic school. Best decision we have made.”

“School life here appears amazing, I feel as if I was cheated not being here myself.”

“I’d like to express my gratitude for the caring & calm manner all the staff have approached my child’s medical condition.”

“I value the inclusion of grandparents both in the school activities and PTA activities”

“Good that the school has male and female teachers”

“Love the choir and music lessons”

“Brilliant atmosphere –my daughter is so happy”

“My daughter’s teacher always makes an effort to chat to me about my daughter’s progress and issues we should work on at home – this is a major reason why I’m so happy my little one is here at Stella Maris

“The communication is excellent across most year groups”

“Stella Maris provides excellent value for money versus private nursery”

We currently have limited places available across most year groups for boys and girls ages 3-11 beginning this September onwards, and will be open throughout the summer holidays for school tours/applications.

Please contact Lisa in the school office on 0161 432 0532 to request a prospectus, book a school visit, or ask any questions.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Come for a Cuppa!

We're having a Family Coffee Morning on Friday 24th May 2013 at 11am-1pm in aid of Francis House Children's Hospice. Everyone is welcome, simply turn up on the day!

This is a fun event for anyone considering a place for their child(ren)/grandchild(ren) at the school from Sept 2013 onwards. This will be an opportunity to meet with staff, pupils, trustees, existing and new parents, and little ones are also very welcome.

We'll be selling tea, coffee, and juice as well as a mouth-watering selection of cakes and biscuits!

We currently have a few remaining places across most year groups, including full time nursery from age 3+ and also accept the government nursery grant / childcare vouchers. We're consistently achieving excellent 11+ Grammar School Exam Results at Year 6.

Term-time early drop off available from 8am (no charge) and after school club from 3.05pm till 5.30pm.

For further info please contact Lisa in the school office on 0161 432 0532 or email office@stellamarisschool.co.uk

We hope you can join us!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Visit us over Easter...

School's out! But Stella Maris is still open throughout the Easter holidays should any potential parents like to come and tour the school with a view to enrolling their son or daughter after Easter or as of September 2013.

We have limited pupil places available across most year groups - please contact the school office for details or to ask questions at any time, we'd be happy to help!

Alternatively should you wish to see Stella Maris in action during a regular working day, you can simply drop into one or both of our next open events;

Thursday 18th April 2013 1pm-3pm
Friday 24th May 2013 11am-1pm (Friends & Family Coffee Morning)

Contact: 0161 432 0532 or email office@stellamarisschool.co.uk for further details or to request a prospectus ahead of your visit.

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Spring Open Days...

We'd like to invite prospective parents to our forthcoming Open Days on Thursday 18th April at 1pm-3pm and on Friday 24th May at 11am-1pm.

Both events are free to attend with no appointment necessary. Come and have a look around the school, meet our teachers and pupils, and ask any questions you may have over light refreshments.

Our 24th May Open Event will take the shape of an informal coffee morning to which visitors may bring friends and family along as well - current parents will also be available to talk to on the day and any money raised from the sale of tea and cakes will be split between school funds and a national charity.

If you'd like to be sent a prospectus in the meantime please call Lisa on 0161 432 0532 or email office@stellamarisschool.co.uk.

We look forward to meeting you!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Hitting the high notes...

Congratulations to our Infant and Junior choir who took part in Heaton Mersey Youth Festival's choral competition last week. Our Junior choir came in second place whilst our Infant choir won a cup for coming first!

They sang five songs - Minka, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Scoo Be Doo Song, English Country Gardens, and A Spoonful of Sugar during their performance at St John's Church... and for the first time ever, sang in two parts unaccompanied. Well done to you all!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Pushing the boat out...

If you pass by your local newsagent today be sure to pick up a copy of the Stockport Express! On page 27 there's a nice piece about when our pupils were recently visited by two volunteers from the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboats Institution)...

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A Night at the Movies...

Our PTA are organising a 'Movie Night' on Friday 25th January at 3.05pm. It's free entry and children can bring pocket money for popcorn, hot dogs, sweets, or drinks.

The film being shown is the animated adventure of Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' which is rated 'U' so will be suitable for all ages. Parents are also very welcome to accompany their son/daughter(s).

Even if your child does not currently attend Stella Maris, you are welcome to come along and join in the fun!

Address: Stella Maris School, St John's Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3BR.