Star of the Sea College, Brighton VIC







Established: 1883

Principal: Mary O’Connor

Address: 80 Martin Street, Brighton 3186


Key Information


117 Teaching

40 Non Teaching


$11,600 (Year 7)

$13,950 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



Japanese, German & Italian


VET Available

About our school

Star of the Sea College was founded by the Presentation Sisters, an Irish order of nuns, in 1883. Every student is encouraged to live out the College’s Christian values and to explore and deepen their personal spirituality and relationship with God in the spirit of Nano Nagle, the Presentation Sisters and Kildare Ministries.

Students are supported to try their very best, not just for themselves, but for the wider world. Armed with empathy, collaboration and critical thinking skills, we strive to prepare our students to achieve their potential, utilise a growth mindset and be change agents for a better world.

Coupled with a desire that all students should achieve their individual potential, Star encourages students to strive for excellence. Our VCE results growth over the past decade has been formally recognised through the Age Schools that Excel 2020 Southern Melbourne (government) and the Herald Sun Better Education VCE Catholic School ranking of 6th in the state. The College offers a pathway for all students, with the Vocational Major course being offered as part of the VCE
pathway, VET courses studied by some students and a wide range of VCE studies on offer. The curriculum at Years 9 and 10 is innovative, diverse and relevant for contemporary learning and includes many opportunities for our students to live out the College motto, “Deeds not words”.

Students are encouraged to view the world through the SPIRE framework of positive education, which focuses on spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational and emotional traits. The link between wellbeing
and learning is well acknowledged, and Mentor teachers support student learning through the wellbeing program which operates during

Quick Facts

  • 20 sports across four terms as part of GSV
  • Cocurricular Music offerings: ‘Stacella’ – A Cappella and Competition Choirs; Bands and Music Ensembles
  • Performing Arts: Student-led Music Festival / Musical / Production / Backstage Crew
  • Debating
  • Irish Dancing, competition gymnastics and aerobics
  • Social Justice Outreach
  • Environmental Activities
  • Great Victorian Bike Ride
  • Writers’ Collective / Write a Book in a Day
  • Study Tours – NASA / New York Arts Tour / China Humanities Tour

More from the school


  • Arts Centre / Visual Arts Centre
  • Darkroom
  • Design & Technology Centre
  • Food Technology Centre
  • Science Labs x 4
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Library Resource Centre
  • LOTE Resource Centre
  • Media Suites
  • Music Centre
  • Performing Arts / Drama Centre
  • Careers
  • Cafeteria
  • Performance spaces x 3
  • Chapel
  • Counselling Room x 2
  • Hall x 3
  • Yr 12 Study Centre
  • Basketball Courts – indoor & outdoor x 4
  • Tennis courts x 4
  • Gymnasium
  • Netball courts – indoor & outdoor x 3
  • Volleyball – indoor & outdoor x 3
  • Soccer
  • Hockey

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 577 568 564 575 576
Year 9 605 606 596 616 603

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from:

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 577 580 568 572 568
Year 9 613 613 597 620 604

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from:


University enrolled: 81%
TAFE/VET enrolled 8%
Employment 2%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

80 Martin Street, Brighton, 3186

Second Campus

North Rd, Brighton, 3186

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