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MJR focus for the week


By the time we are in the senior grades of primary school we  realise there are things we have to do in life that are hard. If we walk away from everything that is hard it only makes life more difficult. There are times when we have to make difficult choices. As in any game we play, there is always the hard ball to be won – jobs around the house, volunteering at school, ect.

Principal's Message

Dear parents and guardians

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023. I hope the first two weeks of school for your child have been met with excitement.

Throughout the course of this term we will be looking at updating and improving the information through our website and parent handbook. Part of the process is to make sure that there is clarity on the procedures and communication at Star of the Sea. Finding a balance between too much or too little is vital in making sure parents are well informed and updated.

God bless

Mauricio Da Silva


Star Of The Sea 50 Years Celebration

Renewal Of Sacramental Program

Swimming Trials Volunteers

Staff Wellbeing Day 2023

While the students were relaxing on holidays the staff took the day to enjoy all the activities Forest Edge Recreational Camp had to offer.

Canteen Volunteers

We've Gone Cashless

Moving forward into 2023, the School, Care Centres, and Uniform Shop will become cashless from 1st January 2023. School Fees can be paid over the counter via Credit Card or Bank Card, by Direct Debit, or via your online banking through BPAY. Uniform Shop orders will remain online and through the shop, with the shop accepting payment via EFTPOS only. Canteen orders will remain online, and the Canteen will still accept cash orders in the morning and cash sales during the day.

Important Dates

12th February

  • Star of the Sea 50th Year Celebration

14th February

  • Running Club 7:45am

15th February

  • Year 3 – Year 6 Swimming Trials

16th February

  • Running Club 7:45am
  • Breakfast Club 8.10am
  • Year 3-6 Swimming Trials
  • Sacramental Program Information Session 6:30pm

17th February

  • Assembly 8:50am

21st February

  • Running Club 7:45am
  • Gardening Club 3pm-4pm

22nd February

  • Year 3 Whole School Mass

23rd February

  • Running Club 7:45am
  • Breakfast Club 8.10am

24th February

  • Assembly 8:50am

28th February

  • Running Club 7:45am

Out of School Hours Care News

Welcome back to Term One with OSHC!

We have been so excited to meet so many new OSHC friends and hear about everyone’s start to the new year in their new classes.

Our favourite thing to do these past two weeks is create amazing art projects with the help of our educators. If you have any fun art project ideas, please send them to us in an email at

Our April Vacation Care Planner is in the works! So, start thinking about booking early to secure a place!

We look forward to seeing you at the SOTS 50th anniversary day on Sunday. Be sure to come say hi to our OSHC educators (we will be in the Early Learning Centre classroom).

Early Learning Centre Care News

Welcome to Week 2 of Term 1. We have loved meeting our new families and were very excited to see back some familiar faces from last year. Our focus this week has been all about getting to know each other. We would like to encourage any feedback or suggestions from families about how we can work together to create a welcoming and inclusive environment. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.


Hello! Fr. Pier here.

I pray you are well.

Every year we have parents of our Catholic schools students who choose to revive or explore their Catholic journey.

In the past we offered the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which helps to understand the contents of our faith.

Something was missing: a space where people could deepen their personal relationship with Jesus and our community.

This space is essential: with a living relationship with Jesus, the Catholic journey is a joy. Without it, it is a chore.

People will gauge with their leaders when they are ready to move towards RCIA, which is more like headspace.

This year we started from this space of experience, which we called Gateway.

We have just started.

If you wish to deepen your journey or start it altogether, you are welcome – come with your personal story.

  • What: Gateway. We share a meal, some insight, our experiences, and prayer.
  • When: on Tuesdays at 6.30 pm
  • Where: the presbytery, on the left of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • Contact: For catering purposes, it would be great if you let us know.

I hope to see you there!

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Mass Times


7:30am, 9:30am & 6:00pm

Monday – Saturday



8:00am – 9:00am Holy Hour


8:00am Intercessory Rosary

6:00pm (Vigil)


Running Club

Gardening Club

When: Tuesday and Thursday 7:45am

Where: Star of the Sea Oval (just turn up)

Who: All year levels welcome. (Students in Kindy and PP must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver).

What to wear: Running attire

Please note: All students must be changed into appropriate full school uniform (either formal or sports depending upon their timetable) before school starts.

Come along for a fun morning of walking and jogging.

When: Fortnightly Tuesday’s 3-4pm

Term 1: 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 7th March, 21st March & 4th April

Where: The Garden Centre

Who: Students (Year 1-6)

Please note: Pick up is from the front of the school at 4pm

Defence Drop In For Parents

Breakfast Club

When: Friday’s from 8:10am – 8:40am

Where: The Multi Purpose Room (Opposite the hall/uniform shop)

Who: Defence parents and students

Please note: Bring the kids and have a coffee.

When: Tuesday’s 8:10am – 8:30am

Where: Undercover Area

Who: All students

Please note: Hosted by the OSHC. Gluten and Dairy Free available