Star of the Sea College


Star of the Sea College

Infobox Aust school private
name = Star of the Sea College


motto = " _la. Facta Non Verba"
(Latin:"Deeds Not Words")
established = 1883
type = Independent, Single-sex, Day school
denomination = Roman Catholic, Presentation Sisters
slogan =
key_people = Mrs. Sandra Diafas (Principal)
Mr. Vincent Savage (Chairman)
fees = AU$5,166–5,984 p.acite web |url=http://www.star.melb.catholic.edu.au/aboutstar/schoolfeescharges.html |title=2008 School Fees and Charges |accessdate=2008-01-21 |work=Enrolment |publisher=Star of the Sea College]
city = Gardenvale
state = Victoria
country = Australia flagicon|Australia
coordinates = coord|37|53|49|S|144|59|49|E|display=inline,title
enrolment = ~1,000 (7–12)
num_employ =
revenue =
colours = Navy Blue and Red color box|#000080color box|#FF0000
homepage = [http://www.star.melb.catholic.edu.au/ www.star.melb.catholic.edu.au]

Star of the Sea College is a Irish Catholic, secondary, day school for girls, located in Gardenvale, an inner south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Established in 1883 by the Presentation Sisters, the college has a non-selective enrolment policy, and currently caters for approximately 1,000 female students from Years 7 to 12.

Star of the Sea is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),cite web |url=http://www.ahisa.com.au/Display.aspx?tabid=3245 |title=Victoria |accessdate=2008-05-28 |year =2008 |work=School Directory |publisher=Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia] the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA),cite web|url = http://www.agsa.org.au/members.php?PageID=11&Alpha=S|title = Member Schools|accessdate = 2008-05-28|last = Butler|first = Jan|year = 2006|work = Members|publisher = The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia] and is a founding member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV).cite web
url = http://www.gsv.vic.edu.au/profile/member.html|title = Member Schools|accessdate = 2007-10-03|last = Mawkes|first = Leonie |year = 2005|work = Profile|publisher = Girls Sport Victoria
]

History

Star of the Sea College was founded by the Presentation Sisters in March 1883. The sisters were asked to come to Australia from Ireland by Father James Corbett, and after establishing the first Presentation Convent and school in Victoria at Windsor (now Presentation College Windsor), they moved to Gardenvale (then known as Elsternwick). The Presentation Sisters from Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, established Star of the Sea College.

The foundresses, Mother John Byrne and Mother Paul Fay, named the school after Our Lady, 'Star of the Sea' when they moved into a house called "Turret Lodge", which had a clear view of a local bay. [http://www.star.melb.catholic.edu.au/ Star of the Sea College website] . Retrieved on 2007-20-10.]

Principals

School Principals
Year Principal
2006 - Sandra Diafas
2005 Kathy Smith (Acting)
1991 - 2005 Rosalie Jones
1968-70, 1982-90 Sr Josepha Dunlop
1972-78, 1980-81 Sr Paschal Rushford
1971, 1979 Sr Patricia Carroll
1950-51, 1957, 1960, 1965-67 Sr Marie Michael Convery
1941-46, 1952-56, 1958-64 Sr Eymard Temby
1947-49 Sr Leonard Gartlan
1935-40 M. Angela Johnston
1919-22, 1929-34 M. Sebastian Lardi
1923-28 M. Agnes Keane
1914-19 M. Magdalen Keogh
1908-13 M. Aloysius Heenan
1883-1908 M. John Byrne & M. Paul Fay

House system

The school has four houses through which students in inter-house competition and other activities. The house system dates back to the 1930s, when principal Mother Angela Johnston formed Nagle (blue), named after founder of the Presentation Sisters Nano Nagle, and Stella (red), named for the Latin word for "star". Two additional houses were created in 1948: Ave (yellow) draws its name from the Latin word (in reference to "Ave Maria"), and Fay (green) is named for one of the school's two founders, Mother Paul Fay.

ANZAC

Named for the Australian war veterans once housed there, ANZAC is Star of the Sea's Year 9 campus. Located in the Kamesburgh gardens on North Road, Brighton, the forty-room mansion was built in 1874 and presented as a gift to the Repatriation Department in 1919. It served for a time as ANZAC Hostel before the aged care home relocated to an updated facility in 1996. The mansion was then leased by the college, and opened as a Year 9 campus in 1997. [ [http://www.cse.edu.au/uploaded_files/T2%20Year%209%20presentation1178460000.pdf The ANZAC Experience] . Retrieved on 2007-20-10.]

ANZAC retains a close relationship with the hostel, participating in Remembrance Day ceremonies and a "Companions Program" which allows students to engage in weekly visits with the hostel's residents.

The campus has its own system of four houses, each of which are named after well-known battles or military campaigns fought by Australian soldiers: Kokoda, Gallipoli, Long Tan and Tobruk.

tacella

Stacella is the name of the college's a cappella choir. Founded in 1996, Stacella is composed of over 120 students from years 7 to 12, and has performed for primary schools, nursing homes, local festivals, service organisations and corporate clients, in addition to five tours of New Zealand. To date, the choir has released five CDs.

tudent-exchange programs

The school has a student exchange program for German, Italian and Japanese students. In 2004 they had six German Bavarian girls stay, and twenty Japanese girls from Shibuya high school as part of their Japanese homestay program.

Notable alumnae


*Nicky Buckley – Model and long-serving Sale of the Century hostesscite news| first = Jonathan| last = Green | title = Famous alumni on Latham's hit list| url = http://www.crikey.com.au/Politics/20060614-Famous-alumni-on-Lathams-hit-list.html| work = Politics| publisher = Crikey| date = 2005-03-30| accessdate = 2007-08-06]
*Carmen Therese Callil – Critic and Writer; Founder of Virago Press (also attended Loreto Mandeville Hall)cite encyclopedia| editor = Suzannah Pearce| encyclopedia = Who's Who in Australia Live!| title = CALLIL Carmen Therese| accessdate = 2007-10-04| date = 2006-11-17| year = 2007| publisher = Crown Content Pty Ltd| location = North Melbourne, Vic]
*Hon. Kaye Darveniza – Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Development; Member of the Legislative Council (ALP) for Northern Victoria (also attended Sheparton High School)cite encyclopedia| editor = Suzannah Pearce| encyclopedia = Who's Who in Australia Live!| title = DARVENIZA Kaye, Hon.| accessdate = 2007-10-04| date = 2006-11-17| year = 2007| publisher = Crown Content Pty Ltd| location = North Melbourne, Vic]
*Mary Louise Easson – Company Director; Managing Director of Probity International; Former Member (ALP) of the House of Representatives for the Division of Lowe (NSW); Recipient of the Centenary Medal 2003cite encyclopedia| editor = Suzannah Pearce| encyclopedia = Who's Who in Australia Live!| title = EASSON Mary Louise| accessdate = 2007-10-04| date = 2006-11-17| year = 2007| publisher = Crown Content Pty Ltd| location = North Melbourne, Vic]
*Sarah Elizabeth Fitz-Gerald AM – Consultant Coach at the Victorian Institute of Sport; Professional Squash Player (1987-2002), Career titles include: Commonwealth Games (Manchester) Gold Medal; World Open 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997 & 1996; Australian Open 2003, 2002, 2001 and 1997; Commonwealth Games (Kuala Lumpur) Silver & Bronze Medal (also attended MacGregor State High School)cite encyclopedia| editor = Suzannah Pearce| encyclopedia = Who's Who in Australia Live!| title = FITZ-GERALD Sarah Elizabeth| accessdate = 2007-10-04| date = 2006-11-17| year = 2007| publisher = Crown Content Pty Ltd| location = North Melbourne, Vic]
*Joanna Mary Flynn – President of the Australian Medical Council; President of the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria; General Practitioner in West Brunswick, Victoriacite encyclopedia| editor = Suzannah Pearce| encyclopedia = Who's Who in Australia Live!| title = FLYNN Joanna Mary| accessdate = 2007-10-04| date = 2006-11-17| year = 2007| publisher = Crown Content Pty Ltd| location = North Melbourne, Vic]
*Germaine Greer – Writer, broadcaster, retired academic and feminist
*Rachel Griffiths – Actress
*Sally Neighbour – ABC investigative reporter
*Therese Radic – Playwright, "The Emperor Regrets" among others
*Caitlin Stasey – Actress
*Holly Valance – Actress and singer

References

See also

* List of schools in Victoria
* Victorian Certificate of Education

External links

* [http://www.star.melb.catholic.edu.au/ Star of the Sea College website]


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