Welcome to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School at Terrigal. We are a three-stream Catholic school serving the parish of Terrigal and administered by Catholic Schools Broken Bay. Although our community has grown steadily over the years, we remain committed to ensuring a personable and loving community that underpins each family’s presence here.
As the new Principal of the school in 2021, I come with some 39 years’ experience in Catholic Education, the last 15 years as a Principal in various communities across Sydney. What remains a constant for me is my passion for the early education of students, ensuring they are given the best start to “Big School” and setting them up as confident learners for the future. Our Early Learning Centre here on site at the school is a wonderful asset to ensure this passion is realised.
The site here at the school is the envy of many other schools. The extensive grounds, the adventure play equipment, the bushland setting and the welcoming community all contribute to a school that is highly sought after. It is my goal to build on the past achievements of the school and lead the community to even greater levels of success in the future.
We at Our Lady Star of the Sea school are proud of our commitment to the core business of student learning. We encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning in an environment of support, nurture and partnership between teachers and parents. As we believe each student is different, we work towards establishing and then teaching towards the unique characteristics and talents of each child.
All of us here at Our Lady Star of the Sea, don’t just measure our success in purely academic growth. Learning in our community is characterised by nurturing the growth of the whole child – mind, body and spirit. We strive to instil gospel values for our children and community, under the guidance of Mary Star of the Sea, our school and parish patroness. Our goal is for every child to reach their potential to be academically successful and be a positive member out in the wider community.
I warmly welcome both visitors and our own community to our website. Our site serves as a reference for the day to day running of our school and the celebration of the achievements that occur on a daily basis. More importantly though, our site will give you a snapshot of what it is that makes Our Lady Star of the Sea a special place for your child to learn and grow.
Mr John Barton