You are Invited!

150th Anniversary Celebrations in 2023

2023 is going to be an exciting year at St Mary's and we'd love you to join us in celebrating our 150 years.

150th Anniversary Celebrations in 2023

From the Principal

It is with a considerable sense of both pride and humility that I invite you to share in the celebration of the 150 years of St Mary Star of the Sea in 2023. By any measure, this is an extraordinary milestone. The history of our College is as much about the history of our city of Wollongong and our State of New South Wales as it is about the proud traditions and evolution of our College.

Two of the high points of our celebration of this milestone in 2023 will be our Celebration Mass and Gala Black Tie Ball both to be held at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre (WEC). The Mass on Wednesday, 15 February and the Gala Ball on Saturday, 20 May 2023.

150 Celebration Mass - Hope you can join us!

Tickets are now available to attend our 150 Celebration Mass via Ticketmaster link


150 Black Tie Gala Ball - Guess Who's Coming for Dinner!

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Early bird tickets are now on Sale until the 31st December!

Secure your tickets via Humanitix Link
Early bird tickets are $150 per person or a table of ten $1500 until the 31 December 2023. This includes a 3 course meal, drinks and entertainment. Second release 1 January 2023 will be $180 per person.

We are excited to announce our Host for the evening is Australian television presenter, former Olympian and host of Better Homes and Gardens, Johanna Griggs AM

The above events will be community celebrations: a gathering of current and past families, members of staff, ex-students and civic leaders and leaders of business through the period. I invite you to consider partnering with us to conduct these gala events for our city.

Sponsorship packages are also available for the Gala Ball Sponsorship Package

St Mary Star of the Sea is proud of our reputation for contributing to the community of Wollongong. I hope that you will find benefit in joining with us in support of the celebration of 150 years of empowering young women in the Illawarra.



For more information contact Catherine Jeffcoate



Phone: 4228 6011