House System

At the beginning of her life at St Mary’s, each student is assigned to one of eight Houses: Bashir, Foley, Gibbons, Hayes, Kelly, Lyons, Sullivan, Ungunmerr-Baumann.

Our eight Houses are communities within the larger community of St Mary Star of the Sea. These Houses are points of welcome, of gathering, of prayer and of celebration. They give all of us ways to connect and to share our gifts in House activities.

Our House Patrons are eight women of faith, women of courage, women who chose to love their neighbours, women who in a range of spheres have dared to make a difference. Each House patron was selected very carefully to represent women who demonstrated the qualities of being a Good Samaritan in their lives. The values they possess are those which the students strive for and reflect our motto, 'I am born for higher things.'