Principal's welcome

​Welcome to the community of Star of the Sea Merrimac.  I am looking forward to this exciting new challenge as we transform this new school into a vibrant, exciting and contemporary educational environment.

Star of the Sea will be a place where we will empower our students to grow, learn and achieve great things each day.  As Principal my priority will be to ensure student wellbeing, as well as providing each student with the opportunity to excel.  We will be a place where high expectations are set; collaboration is fostered, and an educational philosophy and strategy is set in place that encourages students to examine and develop their potential.

Star of the Sea students will be challenged to become creative, critical and independent thinkers willing and equipped to move forward in their lives.

With a dedicated, innovative and committed staff, we will ensure​ all of our students are confident, resilient and challenged, so they can achieve to their potential.

Together we will learn, we will grow, and we will have fun.

I am very passionate about building a sense of community.  I want parents and families to be actively involved in their children’s education and I see this importa​nt community connection as paramount to the success of our school.  Parents can expect a school of vibrant and challenging learning environments, designed to shape young people that can respond dynamically to a world in constant change.

At Star of the Sea, we will look to develop strong links with other schools in the area, with our local Indigenous community, and most importantly with Surfers Paradise Parish.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school as we develop a strong collaborative culture where open and transparent communication makes every Star of the Sea student feel valued, welcome and safe. 

​​Tony Barron

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