Welcome to St Mary Star of the Sea College Wollongong.
I am delighted that you have taken the time to visit our website and I hope that you gain a sense of the excitement, energy and opportunity that makes education at St Mary’s quite unique. We are a Good Samaritan College and we have been part of the Wollongong community since 1873. Throughout this time we have continued to offer excellent education in the Good Samaritan tradition to girls and young women of Wollongong and the surrounding areas.
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The closing Mass of the college year was held on Wednesday 6 December. This was a very special liturgy as we celebrated the Eucharist. Through our prayers, music, ritual and talent, we as a College, gave thanks for a successful school year.Even on such occasions where reverence and prayer are the focus, one can’t but be overwhelmed by the talent and beautiful contributions our girls make to the life of our College.
This morning, I have just returned from attending our Christmas liturgy, which really brought all of our hopes, work and accomplishments into focus for the year as we begin to think about holidays. The liturgy was a beautiful way of preparing for the coming of the Christ Child on Christmas Day. With a thoughtful and reflective script, music, singing, a little dancing and a focus on scripture, students and staff were brought into the Christmas story in a contemporary and dynamic way. For me it was the perfect way to begin reflecting on this season of preparation as I begin to think about the spiritual dimension of Christmas in my life.Now on to House Choirs this afternoon!
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St Mary’s College is an outstanding school, offering rich opportunities in the pursuit of academic excellence, cultural and artistic endeavours, sporting opportunities and time to develop spiritually socially and emotionally. Our motto is “I am born for higher things” and our mandate is to open up all of the possibilities available to young women in a fast changing and dynamic world. We have both the opportunity and the obligation to change the world by empowering our students to recognise their potential and to embrace the opportunities open to them. We do this in partnership with parents and together we achieve amazing outcomes.
I hope you enjoy browsing the pages of our website and that you gain an understanding of the happy and energising place that is St Mary Star of the Sea College, Wollongong. As you explore the various sections you will be introduced to our history and heritage, our vibrant young women, our exciting and innovative programs and our dedicated staff. Most importantly you will meet our girls who truly are the most amazing ambassadors for our college.
Dr Frank Pitt