Governance and Authority
Within the provisions of Canon Law, the parish priest in consultation with the parish community is responsible for providing for the Catholic education of parish children and young adults as well the catechetical formation of the faithful and outreach to those who are no longer practising their faith or who do not profess the Catholic religion.
The Stella Maris School Education Board (SMSEB) provides advice to the parish priest within the context of the constitution and the vision statement.
Parish Primary School
With the approval and under the direction of the Archbishop of Melbourne, Stella Maris Primary School, has been established to provide Catholic education, according to the precepts, teachings and practices of the Catholic Church.
This school is administered by the parish priest of Nazareth Parish under the supervision of the Archbishop of Melbourne and is acknowledged as Catholic by his authority.
The governance of this school is undertaken by the parish priest with the support of the principal.
The purposes of the SMSEB are to:
(a) act as a forum for discussion on matters concerning education in the parish primary school
(b) provide a link between the parish priest, principal, teachers and parishioners in relation to the provision of Catholic education in the parish community
(c) promote community development by fostering a strong interrelationship between parish and the parish primary school, Catholic secondary colleges and pre-schools.
Ordinary and extraordinary meetings are open to School Education Board members only.
All members of the school community are welcome to attend the Stella Maris School Education Board Annual Meetings.
The SMSEB should meet at least 4 times per year and at least once in every three months. These dates are advertised in the school newsletter.
Members of the school community may request that an issue may be added to the agenda, however, as the SMSEB is advisory in nature, the principal and parish priest will decide whether it is added to the agenda.
In general, correspondence to the Board via email should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org The administration Officer will pass correspondence to the Board Secretary for distribution to members.
Please read the Stella Maris School Education Board Constitution, below:
The Education Board consists of:
- Parish Priest
- Father’s Representative
- Deputy Principal
- General Members
- Sub-Committee Members
Click here to access the minutes of the SMSEB (Password protected in Other Documents section)