- 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,
Roman Catholic, Presentation Sisters
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
coordinates = coord|37|53|49|S|144|59|49|E|display=inline,title
enrolment = ~1,000 (7–12)
colours = Navy Blue and Red color box|#000080color box|#FF0000
homepage = [http://www.star.melb.catholic.edu.au/ www.star.melb.catholic.edu.au]
Established in 1883 by the
Presentation Sisters, the collegehas 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]
Star of the Sea College was founded by the
Presentation Sistersin March 1883. The sisters were asked to come to Australia from Irelandby Father James Corbett, and after establishing the first Presentation Conventand 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.]
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
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 Latinword 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.
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 Dayceremonies and a "Companions Program" which allows students to engage in weekly visits with the hostel's residents.
Stacella is the name of the college's
a cappellachoir. 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.
The school has a
student exchange programfor 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.
Nicky Buckley– Model and long-serving Sale of the Centuryhostesscite 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]
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 Medal2003cite 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-GeraldAM – 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 Practitionerin 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
List of schools in Victoria
Victorian Certificate of Education
* [http://www.star.melb.catholic.edu.au/ Star of the Sea College website]
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