History

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The School was founded in 1928 and came under the leadership of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions.

Our School has a unique charism that sets it apart from all other Catholic schools. A school’s original charism comes from the religious congregation that funded the school.
The Mission Sister believed:
  • Mission is everywhere.
  • Gospel is proclaimed by life witness.
  • Providing service to others in our schools, particularly to those in need, socially and financially.
  • Providing service to others in our community and country.
  • Providing Global outreach.
The Order of Our Lady of the Missions was founded by Sister Euphrasie Barbier. She wanted her sisters to be straightforward people without grand pretensions. She wanted simplicity of hospitality and welcome and a special quality in relationships. Our motto “Through Faith We Shine” stresses the need for students to follow the life of the Missions' Sisters who lead a life of goodness, providing education and knowledge for many generations of students at Our Lady Star of the Sea School. 
Our Lady Star of the Sea is a Year 1-8 Catholic Integrated school; a school which focuses on Values based education. We pride ourselves on our Christian values, outstanding academic prowess and small class sizes. We have the same composite classes as bigger schools although we only have 14-18 students in each class.
Our new entrant class usually has 5-10 students so specialised teaching (one to one) can take place in their first year at school. The school is very well resourced with the recent addition of two new classrooms.

We offer a very diverse curriculum where our children participate in Dance, Music, Visual Art, Drama, Cultural activities, a variety of sports as well as the conventional learning areas of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. 
We have an exceptional teaching team who ensure that every child develops irrespective of their ability. Each child is nurtured and the "whole child" is developed intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically.

"The teachers are exceptional. It's like a private prep school without the excessive fees." Former parent 2016.
We welcome visitors at anytime, no need for an appointment. Just drop in and see what a wonderful little school this is.