Stella Maris Buddy System
When a new pupil arrives at Stella Maris they are paired with an older boy or girl ‘buddy’ who will help them around the school and explain everything they might not understand – like where to hang bags/coats or how the merit badge system works.
As a result our pupils make friends very quickly with both children in their own and other age groups throughout the school. It’s our aim to settle new starters into school life as quickly and comfortably as possible.
Responsibilities and Rewards
Merit System & House Teams
All pupils are given a place in one of two ‘House Teams’: Matthew (blue) and Mark (red). Children from Year 1 upwards earn merit marks for good work and behaviour. All pupils take part in a number of team competitions throughout the year. Pre-Prep children earn electronic 'dojos' for good work and behaviour. Each Friday in assembly class teachers award house merit badges for exceptional work during the week and the pupils who are awarded the badges will be given a special mention with their photo in the weekly Parent Facebook secure news page.