Thursday, 28 September 2017

Autumn Open Event

Our Autumn Open Event will take place on Saturday 7 October from 12 to 2pm. It is a drop in session and there is no need to pre-book.

The Open Event provides a great opportunity for you to come along and see how we deliver affordable, independent education for girls and boys aged 3-11 years old. You can learn more about our excellent class sizes and how we are able to treat every pupil as an individual.

If you would like more information in advance of the Open Event please get in touch with Lindsey on 0161 432 0532 or email

You can find information regarding our admissions process and answers to frequently asked questions on our website.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Positions of Responsibility

Pupils in Year 6 were delighted to be appointed to various positions of responsibility. From Playground Prefects to Head Boy and Head Girl, pupils at the top of the school were excited to be trusted to take on key roles.

Staff and pupils in Years 5 and 6 voted for the positions of Head Boy and Head Girl. It was a very close contest as there were so many worthy candidates.

Headteacher Norah Johnson commented "At Stella Maris we are focused on developing the whole person and that involves ensuring pupils have the necessary life skills to succeed as well excellent academic abilities. Part of preparing our pupils to move on to secondary school is appointing them to positions that require them to be organised and responsible. Our Year 6 pupils carry out their duties with enthusiasm and especially love helping our youngest pupils settle into school life."

Year 6 pupils proudly display their badges showing their different roles

Monday, 25 September 2017

Wearing our Denim to Help Change Lives

Staff and pupils went into denim overload on Friday 22 September to raise money for national charity Genetic Disorders UK. The charity hosts an annual one day fundraising event, Jeans for Genes, where they ask people to 'don their denim' in exchange for a donation. The funds are used to raise the profile and promote understanding of genetic disorders among the general public.

Pupils were more than willing to dig out their denim to support the charity, some even managing double and triple denim combinations! We managed to raise over £80.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Looking After our Teeth

We welcomed Sarah and Lynn from Heaton Moor Dental into school to talk to pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 about looking after our teeth. The session was fun and informative and the children were delighted with their goody bags containing some dental care essentials.

Sarah left us with some essential key messages to help us care for our teeth:
  • Always brush twice a day; the most important time is at bedtime.
  • Make sure you are using a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste (from age 6 upwards children need to use an adult toothpaste).
  • DON'T rinse after brushing. It's fine to spit the excess toothpaste but don't rinse your mouth at the end of brushing.
  • Each meal is classed as an "attack" on our teeth. Therefore consume sugary puddings and sweets immediately after meals - even leaving half an hour in between means you are exposing teeth to an additional "attack" and our teeth can really only take FOUR "attacks" per day.
  • Visit the dentist every six months.
Sarah and Lynn will be back in school soon to speak to junior school pupils about dental care and to check on the progress of Year 1 and Year 2.



Monday, 11 September 2017

Music Teacher Vacancy

The Trustees of Stella Maris School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic music teacher to start in January 2018. Full details of the role can be viewed here including details of how to apply.