Motto: Grow in Christ
“At Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School Terrigal, with Mary as our guiding light, we celebrate our Catholic identity and foster a sense of belonging in our community as we educate our children to grow in the love of Christ.”
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
Exciting times ahead! We are in the final planning stages of our first extensive capital works program since we opened at our current location in 2001!
The proposed works will see:
The new building will be constructed on the slopping land adjacent to our current Kindy classrooms, meaning the children will not lose any grass or play areas. It will also see some brick archways removed allowing more natural light, into the paved areas.
We are in the fortunate position of being able to fence off most of the construction site, leaving the rest of the school unencumbered by the construction work.
With children on site safety is paramount. We are working with the Catholic Schools Broken Bay (CSBB) to develop a management plan for the project.
The plan will address areas such as access, safety for students, changes to parking, temporary relocation of classes and noise management.
All going well with procurement of materials, and weather permitting, the build will start early next year and take around 12 months, ready for students at the start of 2024. Follow us on Facebook to be kept up to date.
If you love what you see and are interested in enrolling your child at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Terrigal, complete an online enquiry form today.
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Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School - Terrigal NSW