Welcome to the Our Lady Star of the Sea website. My name is Louise Campbell and I am the Principal of our school. We are a school with a long and rich history closely connected to our Parish and local community.
As a school community in living the key values we draw inspiration from the example of Mary, Our Lady Star of the Sea who leads us to Jesus.
“Let us breathe the Spirit of Mary in all that we do, to think, judge feel and act as Mary in all things God has chosen us to do”
We are led by our school vision, that is, we want our students to be;
Confident – the vision for our students is for them to be people who have a positive self-image that contributes to their holistic well-being (Hauora) of knowing “who they are, how they are and what they can do and be”.
Connected – the vision for our students is for them to be people who build and nurture positive relationships by living their lives based on Gospel values.
Actively involved – the vision for our students is for them to be people actively involved in a range of contexts with family/whanau, school, parish and wider communities.
Lifelong learners – the vision for our students is for them to be people, who are engaged, creative thinkers with a strong desire for enhancing their learning throughout their lives.
We are driven by our Mission,
A Catholic School that is Christ centred, living the Gospel values and our Mission is to:
- Nurture faith
- Build community
- Strive for excellence
- Promote the practices of service and justice.
Our school Values of:
- Justice / Tika showing fairness and equality
- Resilience / Ngawari having the ability to bounce back and show determination
- Courage / Maia having inner strength and being a risk taker
- Respect / Manaaki valuing others, the environment and ourselves
- Service / Awhina seeing a need and responding
permeate our school curriculum and all that we do. Our students stand tall and are proud of who they are, their faith and what they can achieve.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in our school, I recommend you do so well in advance.
We hope that all the information you require is on our website, if you cannot find something please contact the school.
As the seed bursts open
Reaches to the sun
So too, bless us, O God.