WELCOME TO STAR OF THE SEA CONVENT SCHOOL

Star of the Sea School is uniquely situated along a beautiful stretch of False Bay coastline in St. James, Cape Town, South Africa. It is a school with a long history, its buildings having been completed in 1908. It is a Cabra Dominican School, and there were five Sisters and ten pupils when the school first opened on 24 January 1908. By the end of its first term it had grown to twenty pupils, and it has continued to prosper and grow over the years.
Star of the Sea is a sound, well-run, caring school, catering to a very broad community – a microcosm of the population of South Africa. Built on rock, steady as a rock, it should prosper and grow well into the future.

Information to Share

Quarterly reminders
  • Covid uniform is applicable. All children to wear casual clothes; hair neat and long hair tied.
  • Road safety – Please ensure that the children cross at the pedestrian lights at all times. They must listen to the person and always cross in front of the them. Greeting and saying THANK YOU is the Star way.
  • Homework books must be checked everyday. Please ensure that you check the homework before signing the book. Make a point of asking them about it. 
  • Late-comers. NO LATE-COMERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER AFTER SCREENING HAS CLOSED UNLESS WE ARE NOTIFIED.
  • Term Dates
    Term 4: School reopens on: 02 Nov; School closes on: 15 Dec.
  • Assessments:
    Assessments are planned throughout the term. Please check your child’s message book for the dates and ask them about the test. We appreciate your support in helping your child do the best they can, by helping them to prepare for their assessments, ensuring they get enough sleep and that they eat a healthy breakfast before coming to school.
  • Sport:
    NO SPORT.
  • HAVE YOU LINKED YOUR WOOLWORTHS CARD TO STAR OF THE SEA CONVENT 
    Click the link: WOOLWORTHS CARD LINK

SCHOOL NEWS

We were awarded a blue heritage plaque to honour the life and work of Fr John Duignam. He was a remarkable person who had many roles; parish priest; architect; builder and teacher. Dispatched to the area as a young Irish priest who spoke Spanish to minister to stranded Filipino fishermen, he stayed over 50 years. In this time he built the convent house and invited the Dominican sisters to start a school. He built and taught in the Mission School on the same grounds – today St James (RC) Primary. Education was important to him and he later built the first classrooms for the Dominican school.
The school felt it important to honour the personal sacrifice of Fr John Duignam as it approaches 110 years.