STAR of the Sea Catholic Primary School celebrated its 10th anniversary with a lantern festival and symbolic mass to acknowledge the milestone.
A service was held with the parish and school community on August 16 to mark the occasion with past staff, foundation and former students, including navel cadets who took part in the mass.
The lantern festival held by the parents committee marked the school’s Foundation Day on August 17 with activities for students to enjoy such as face painting, rugby, fishing, icing cupcakes, jumping castle and arts.
Principal Veronica Tomerini-Smith said the special mass involved students to remind them that they would be part of the school’s history.
“We had prep students walk in with a lantern to show that they will lead us into the future,” she said.
Ms Tomerini-Smith said the school community appreciated those who helped formed the school.
“I think it’s important to acknowledge what has comes before and those who had vision and wisdom to create a school that could offer a contemporary education with catholic values,” she said.
“It’s important to remember the foundations that has been laid for us and to look at our school leading into the future.”
Ms Tomerini-Smith said it was also a timely reminder to live by the school’s motto formed by past members.
“Our motto, Christ lighting your way, also gives our community meaning,” she said.
“It’s something that stays in our hearts and minds as we experience things and it reminds us that Jesus is always with us and lighting a path for us.”