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Resilience is a big word. It means the ability to bounce back from the various incidents that happen to us in life. Mostly life bubbles along, but every so often we can get some body blows that upset us. Already you could have had some things happen to you, like death of a grandparent or pet or being left out of a team that you were keen to be part of, finding some subjects hard or having a falling out with friends.

We all have these moments and an important life skill is to be able to bounce back, which is very often hard to do. A good example of people being resilient are Paralympian’s. Another example is to bounce a pumped up basketball and a flat one.

Principal's Message

Dear parents and caregivers

Throughout this year, the whole school community have worked together as one to ensure Star of the Sea continues to live our vision of a Christ-centred and child focused community actively living the Gospel through the values of: Respect, Service and Excellence . Students at Star of the Sea should rightly receive praise for their outstanding attitude and behaviour throughout this year. All Staff who enable our school to operate on a daily basis also deserve huge credit. We should be exceptionally proud of all the staff at Star of the Sera , whose professionalism and dedication to our school community has been extraordinary this year. Finally and definitely not the least, our parent community. The support you give SOTS and the dedication and commitment in advocating for your child should be commended, thank you.

I wish you all the joys and blessings that Christmas brings. We pray and remember those who are less fortunate and will not have family or friends to share the Christmas spirit with.

I hope your travels over the holidays will be safe. Thank you again for your support of SOTS this year.

Mauricio Da Silva


Star Of The Sea 50 Years Celebration

P&F Christmas Stall

Kindergarten - Year 6 Fun Day

Year 6 Graduation Fun Day

Down South Therapy Holiday Groups

Kolbe Catholic College Enrolments Year 7 2025

A reminder to families that the Year 7 2025 intake at Kolbe Catholic College will commence from January 2023. Please ensure that your applications are submitted as soon as possible.

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.

Online Uniform Orders 2023

The Uniform Shop are now taking online orders for 2023.  We encourage all families to utilise the online ordering system to reduce wait times, as opening days will be limited during the January period.

Friday 20th January 2023

  • 8am-12pm New Families

Friday 27th January 2023

  • 8am-12pm General Public
  • 1pm-2pm Pre Order Pick Up

Saturday 28th January 2023

  • 8am-12pm General Public
  • 1pm-2pm Pre Order Pick Up

Important Dates

2nd December

  • Swimming Lessons PP-Yr 6
  • Assembly 8:50am
  • P&F Christmas Carnival 5pm

5th December

  • Year 7 2023 Kolbe Day
  • “Meet The Teacher” Transition Day 11:30pm
  • Year 6 Graduation- Kolbe Sports Hall 6pm

6th December

  • P&F Christmas Stall
  • Kindergarten – Year 6 School Fun Day

7th December

  • Year 4 Whole School Mass

8th December

  • Year 6 Fun Day

9th December

  • Students Last Day Term 4
  • Assembly (Year 6 Graduation) 8:50am
  • Christmas Concert 11:30am

20th January

  • Uniform Shop Open for New Families – 8am-12pm

27th January

  • Uniform Shop Open for General Public 8am-12pm
  • Uniform Shop Open for Pre Order Pick Up 1pm-12pm

28th January

  • Uniform Shop Open for General Public 8am-12pm
  • Uniform Shop Open for Pre Order Pick Up 1pm-12pm

1st February

  • Students Return for Term 1

Out of School Hours Care News

By now you will have all seen the amazing raffle which our Care Centres are running this summer and all the great prizes which are up for grabs. You can purchase tickets up until Wednesday the 7th of December so make sure you enter quick for your chance to win one of the incredible prizes on offer. If you need more tickets or want to hand yours in, please see a member of the OSHC team and they will be happy to assist.

The end of the year is fast approaching, and Christmas festivities are underway. We have been busy crafting and getting the OSHC room ready for the festive period. We cannot wait to continue creating amazing Christmas craft throughout December to bring home to sow our families.

If you are yet to sign up to our Vacation Care program, the planner is available on the Star of the Sea website and all bookings can be made via the Xplor app. We would like to remind families that the OSHC is closed on Friday the 16th of December for the day and then closed for two weeks from the 23rd of December through to the 8th of January 2023.

We would like to take the time to thank all of our OSHC families and community for your support this year. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Early Learning Centre Care News

This week in the Early Learning Centre, our focus has been all about Christmas! All the children have been very excited as we prepare the room with Christmas decorations and share stories about Father Christmas, festive traditions and the Story of Christmas and the baby, Jesus.

We would like to remind you all that if any ELC Families are looking at enrolling your child/children into our OSHC, feel free to pick up an enrolment form from the ELC or you can enrol online via the Star of the Sea Website. This is also a reminder for all of our current ELC Families to please put in your end of year dates; these will automatically end on the 23rd of December if we are not advised otherwise.

Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets handed in before Wednesday the 7th of December if you would like the chance to win some of the amazing prizes on offer!


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!

Christmas Eve Mass At Kolbe

Children to volunteer to be part of Christmas Eve Mass at Kolbe

We are looking for children to participate in the Christmas Eve Mass at Kolbe Catholic College on the Avenue on 24th December.

We are needing shepherds, angels and 3 Kings.

No speaking roles required to be part of this Nativity Scene.

The Mass begins at 6pm. We would need students to be at Kolbe by 5.30pm. There will be a sausage sizzle and bags of sweets after the mass for participants in the Nativity Scene.

Please contact Eileen Giles on 0403417578 or Patty Powell on 0434947751 if you would like to be part of the Nativity.

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 (Finishes 17th November)

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

Who:  Students (all year levels)

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 4: 18th Oct, 1st Nov, 15th Nov, 29th Nov

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