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Principal's Welcome

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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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
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Let's Focus on the Personal!
Our Greatest Ambassadors
Personal Project Launch
Relax, Reflect, Refocus
Speak less and listen more - the value of student voice!
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The Immersion Experience or Thrown in at the Deep End
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The Power of Habits
The Privilege of Democracy
The Quality of Intent
The Season of Christmas
The Value of a Mentor
The Value of Civility
True Grit
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Welcome to the 2018 school year
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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.

Best wishes,

Dr Frank Pitt