About Us - History

Stella Maris Catholic Primary School was established as the fourth school in the Parish of Laverton.  As a Catholic School, we provide education in faith and encourage our families to work in partnership with our school and parish. 

In the school's Foundation year of 2006, we enrolled 86 students into our new school.  Only 12 years later in 2018, we have 603 students. Multi-culturalism is an important aspect of our school community and we are proud to share experiences and grow in understanding of the many different cultures that enrich our Stella Maris Family.  Included in our community are children who were born in 23 countries other than Australia:  New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Norway, Romania, Burma (Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Mauritius, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India South Africa, Venezuela and Congo.  
 
Within our community, there are forty different langages and dialects spoken and understood:
 
Acholi, Afikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Cantonese, Cebuano, Croatian, French, Gaelic, Hakka, Hindi, Hokkien, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Konhani, Korean, Lithanian, Macedonian, Malavalum, Maltese, Mandarin, Netherlandic, Oromo, Polish, Puniabi, Samoan, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu,  and Vietnamese.
 
We have sixty children that were born in countries other than Australia.
 
Stella Maris is contemporary in design and has been constructed with the purpose of facilitating pedagogy of personalised learning, aiming to meet the needs of 21st century learners.