The decision regarding which school is right for your daughter can be fraught. Should she go where all her friends are going? Is an all-girls school appropriate for her? Will she be happy?
Will she be well cared for, nurtured and achieve her full potential? Will we get value for money?
All are important considerations when choosing a school.
Here is what some parents have said in the 2020 Parent Satisfaction Survey about St Mary Star of the Sea College in Wollongong.
"The positive and supportive culture at St Mary is definitely impacting on my daughter's ability to learn and thrive." Year 7 Parent
"Our daughter is the one who selected this high school. She came back thrilled from her orientation day and is still to this day, happy to go to school. She feels loved, cared and supported. St Mary's is a place where she can have a voice and share her opinions. She loves the choir, dancing and musical opportunities." Year 8 Parent
"I like how the school embraces each student and celebrates their uniqueness by providing a range of opportunities for students to learn about who they are, what their talents are and how they can participate in the community." Year 9 Parent
"Majority of staff are amazing and the opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of activities along with the resources available is very impressive." Year 10 Parent
A school spokesperson said these comments reflect how St Mary's allows the girls to be themselves, to express themselves freely without feeling self conscious, and to be comfortable with their academic success and individuality.
In 2020 and in past years, the students have excelled in the Higher School Certificate attaining average subject marks well above the State mean.
The College motto "I am born for higher things" is considered an inherent part of the school's Good Samaritan ethos in which students are encouraged to care for those in need and to be their "best self" at all times.
To see what St Mary Star of the Sea College has to offer attend the Enrolment Information Afternoon at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral, on Thursday, May 27. Registration at www.stmarys.nsw.edu.au.