It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Star of the Sea School.
We are a co-educational, primary, parish school which serves the needs of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish at Henley Beach, South Australia. The beachside school is located on Seaview Road in the heart of beautiful Henley Beach, a popular suburb West of Adelaide.
Currently the school is at its capacity of 510 students. However, when it began nearly one hundred years ago the Sisters of Mercy ran the school from a small cottage known as the Star of the Sea. During the last century the school has at one point been a high school, but for some time now it has only had a strong specific primary school focus. Star of the Sea School was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1912. In recent years, and building on the foundation of the Mercy Sisters the school has embraced the charism of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) Priests who have governed the parish and school for more than 50 years. We are immensely proud of both the Mercy tradition and the Spirituality of the Heart charism that comes from our MSC leaders.
At Star of the Sea School we proudly implement a cutting edge, contemporary primary curriculum which is strongly influenced by a healthy environmental beach lifestyle. Music, Sports and Marine Studies are stand out features of Star of the Sea School and we are very proud hosts of the international acclaimed Marine Discovery Centre in South Australia.
An extremely vibrant parent community is another special feature of the school which boasts strong parent involvement and participation in all facets of the organisation. Indeed, Star of the Sea is a school for the whole family.
I thank you for your interest in Star of the Sea and hope that this first glimpse of our school will lead you to discover more about our wonderful school community.
Joe De Tullio