Stella Maris Catholic Primary School.
Stella Maris Catholic Primary School Point Cook is the fourth school established in the Holy TrinityCatholic Parish (previously known as the Catholic Parish of Laverton). The other primary schools are St Martin De Porres Laverton, Queen of Peace Altona Meadows, Lumen Christi Point Cook and St Mary of the Cross Point Cook.
The school was established by a lay principal with an initial enrolment of 86 students. We presently enrol 730 students. The school is on the traditional land of the Bunurong people and the site of the former Innisfail Farm. Point Cook is part of a major western suburbs’ growth corridor and is located 22 km southwest of the Melbourne Central Business District. It is also home to the Royal Australian Air Force Point Cook Base.
In 2021, students come from 27 different countries other than Australia. There are 40 languages and dialects that are spoken in students homes, and ten religions are represented in the school. Staff also come from a range of cultural and faith backgrounds. The staff includes teachers with a range of experience, and are led by an experienced leadership team.
Student groupings are organised into four learning communities: Foundation (four classes); Junior (eight 1/ 2 classes); Middle (eight 3 /4 classes) and Senior (eight 5 /6 classes). A central learning area connects each of the learning communities and acts as a flexible learning space. Additional areas include staff offices and amenities, a hall, a performing space and an art room. An extension to the senior community is currently being constructed. Outside areas include three ovals, basketball/netball courts, two adventure playgrounds, two gaga ball pits, two sandpits, shaded and passive play areas and a school farm from which the produce is used in the garden kitchen program. Extra curricular areas are art, physical education, Japanese, digital technology, positive education, ReGen Climate 7 and Discovery Groups. The school has a psychologist and speech therapist on site.