Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Open Day - Saturday 8th October

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.

A Focus on IT and E-Safety

We will be holding an e-safety week from 14th November to 18th November. The focus for the week will be on promoting e-safety across the whole school.

The theme for the week is ‘exploring the internet safely’ which offers the opportunity to focus on both the creative and positive things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping to create a better internet.

Pupils will take part in various workshops throughout the week focusing on how to stay safe online which will include preventing infection, keeping passwords safe and learning about our online world. There will be a session for parents during the week where we will discuss how to keep your child safe online and offer guidance about what different age groups should be doing online.

We will also be getting involved with Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7th February 2017; a national day where we will be able to access tips and advice on the latest internet safety guidance.

Head of IT Mr Brown commented: “There are now so many ways to access the internet with smart phones and tablets that it is more essential than ever that pupils and parents know how to stay safe online. Our e-safety week will provide an opportunity to share tips and advice as well as to discuss specific situations that people have encountered.”

As well as our focus on safety we have also launched an after school IT club. Initially for pupils in years 5 and 6 but it will be rolled out to younger pupils later in the year. The club will look at a range of topics from the basics of coding to Microsoft Office suite and complements the IT lessons that take place as part of the school curriculum.

Pupils in Years 5 and 6 get to grips with coding