Welcome to Our Lady Star of the Sea Terrigal!
As a member of system of schools known as Catholic Schools Broken Bay we seek to inspire hearts and minds to know Christ, to love learning, to use their talents to be the very best they can be.
Our principal, teachers, staff and parents all work together with the wider community to deliver authentic, professional Catholic education with care and compassion.
Our teachers are committed to the mission of Catholic education and apply evidence-based practice to support students to learn and to gain the confidence and skills to enable them to be involved in shaping their society.
DO YOU NEED TO BE CATHOLIC TO ATTEND A CATHOLIC SCHOOL?
No, your child does not need to be Catholic to enrol at a Catholic school. While preference is given to students of the Catholic faith, particularly if you are active in your parish, our schools welcome families from all backgrounds or faith traditions who share in our mission and purpose.
Catholic Schools Broken Bay will offer K-12 enrolment during 2021. This will provide you with some surety around enrolment in our systemic secondary colleges for your child. As the option becomes available, you will only need to provide one enrolment form in primary school and complete a simple updated form to ensure your child’s continued enrolment in one of our systemic secondary colleges.
The school has a systemic approach to enrolment based on preset criteria defined by the Catholic Schools Broken Bay and used by all schools in the diocese of Broken Bay.
Diocese of Broken Bay Enrolment Policy
The Diocese of Broken Bay Enrolment Policy is implemented by all systemic schools in the Diocese. The implementation of this policy is monitored by Catholic Schools Broken Bay.
Click here for the Enrolment Policy
School Enrolment Process
The current enrolment is approximately 532 children. In line with a desire for a more inclusive enrolment policy, all families seeking enrolment who support the school’s ethos will be considered for enrolment.
We recognise that some families may feel that the financial costs may be too great and we wish to emphasise that we will work with families to make Catholic schooling available to those who genuinely desire it.
Enrolment application packages for Kindergarten are available from this website or the school office, from March through to May of the year prior to starting school. Forms in this package need to be completed and returned to the school office by the end of May.
An important part of the enrolment process is an interview between prospective parents, the child and the Principal or Assistant Principal. The child will also attend a Kindergarten screening, which takes place on nominated days prior to enrolment. The screening process assists in assessing the readiness of the child to begin school.
There is one general admission of children to Kindergarten each year. In the case of excessive applications, enrolment offers will be based on the Diocesan Enrolment Policy.
Years 1 – 6
The enrolment application package for other years may be obtained any time. An important part of the enrolment process is an interview between prospective parents, the child and the Principal which will occur once the enrolment forms have been submitted.
COVID-19 Fee Relief
Catholic Schools Broken Bay are committed to supporting families as the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt in the community. No family will be excluded from our school because of financial difficulties.
Even if you have not enrolled yet, we would like to offer the following help with school fees if you need it:
- A full reduction on ALL fees if your family gets JobSeeker.
- A 50%+ reduction on ALL fees if one parent in your family gets JobKeeper.
If you are unsure if your family can get fee help or need assistance completing the form please contact our COVID-19 FEE HELP HOTLINE on 9847 0728 (8am – 4pm Monday to Friday).