Principal's Welcome

Nau mai, haere mai to Our Lady Star of the Sea School, in the idyllic setting of Sumner Village. 

We provide a quality Catholic education through to Year 8, in a welcoming and inclusive community environment. Our Mission Statement calls for us to provide broad and equitable opportunities for learning, focused on Catholic values and community. 

We strive to develop the whole child and prepare them to live out their lives with empathy and care for others. Our school has a rich history and continues to be an important part of the life of the local community. We are guided by our values of serenity, tika, aroha and respect that were instilled in the school's inception in 1928. We have high expectations of our students in their relationships with one another and staff.

At Our Lady Star of the Sea we offer a diverse curriculum in modern, well-equipped facilities. We understand and value the importance of relationships and with small class sizes and a child-centred focus, we are able to offer a personalised learning journey for our tamariki. 

In its simplest form, we strive for our children to love coming to school and love learning. We look forward to being partners in your child’s education and I invite you to contact us to come in for a chat, arrange a school tour or simply pop into the office for all enrolment enquiries.
Nga mihi
Nathan Burford
Principal/Tumuaki