For Students

Student Welfare

St Mary’s Star of the Sea endeavours to promote a healthy, supportive and secure environment for all children. The school has implemented programs to encourage positive social behaviours and problem-solving skills. Some of these programs include Buddies and Peer Support.

Student Wellbeing

At St Mary’s Star of the Sea we believe that children, staff and parents share rights and responsibilities to ensure that personal, academic, social and spiritual growth take place in a supportive, affirming and safe environment. At St Mary’s Star of the Sea we do this through our Pastoral Care Program. ​The school has implemented programs to encourage positive social behaviours and problem solving skills. These programs include Buddies, Peer Support and Student Awards.

Children are expected to contribute responsibly to a safe school environment. We depend upon one another for the conduct of our school. Rules and regulations are kept to a minimum and are there to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.

Student Leaders

Students are valued for the contributions they can make to the school, and leadership potential is encouraged and supported. The Student Representative Council (SRC) is comprised of our school captains and elected representatives from Year 2 through to Year 6.

Sport Activities

Our students are given the opportunity to develop skills in a wide variety of sports. Outside specialists deliver programs in areas such as gymnastics, cricket, football, dance, athletics and swimming. Students also have the opportunity, as part of the Sydney Archdiocesan Primary Sport Program to take part in selection trials for soccer, netball, rugby league, cricket, tennis, rugby union, softball, athletics and swimming. The school has a swimming and an athletic carnival each year. Students in Years 3-6 are involved in an inter-school sporting competition involving six nearby Catholic schools.

Debating

Each year our Year 5 and 6 students are given the opportunity to take part in the Eastern Region Debating competition. Debating in a public forum fosters student confidence and co-operation and it is a wonderful program for our students to participate in.

Creative and Practical Arts

A specialist Creative Arts teacher is employed to work with each of the classes for one hour each week. We also have a specialist Music teacher who is employed to work with each class for one hour a fortnight. Students from St Mary’s Star of the Sea are encouraged to take part in the Performing Arts Festivals that are periodically organised by the Catholic Education Office, Sydney.

Other activities currently offered at school include: