Author Archives: julie_benneyworth

Earth Day Sparks Interest

Lila and her lanterns

How does a Grade 4 student get over 600 followers in just two weeks? She does something important! With school closures and social isolation, Lila was trying to figure out a way to connect with others to celebrate Earth Day 2020, knowing she wouldn’t be able to spend that time with school and community celebrations. […]

Family Time – We’ve Got That!

Snowy day

Social distancing, state of emergency, school closures, everything closures – it all means we are spending a great deal more family time than we are accustomed to.  No dance lessons, tennis matches, hockey games and more to run our children off to, at the same time everyone working and schooling from home, it keeps everyone […]

Teaching From Home – The Teacher’s Perspective

Teacher using Flipgrid

When history looks back on 2020 the stories that have evolved from COVID-19 will be classroom discussions that illustrate how ‘everything changed’.  ‘Everything changed’ is an expression I’ve used a lot with my own children when I reflect on 9-11.  And now I’m trying to help them realize how that will now be true in […]

Learning in the Era of Self-Isolation

Zoom Meeting

Another week of self-isolation has meant many things to different families.  As people around the world are learning to adjust to working and learning from home, we have all had many new trials and tribulations.  Human connection, even in self-isolation, is an important feature of coping with this time, and we hope that you and […]

Quality Daily Physical Education

Star Academy was proud to receive an acknowledgement for our Quality Daily Physical Education programme for the 2018-19 school year. Children from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 participate in daily classes teaching them the value of healthy living as a lifestyle.

Learn to Love to Read!

With the April Break coming up, one question circulating around the school is ‘What are you reading?’.  It should be no surprise that many teachers are avid readers and enjoy sharing this love with our students.  Experts say, that modelling a love of reading is a key component to developing your child’s enjoyment of reading! […]

Canadian Poet Doyali Islam visits Star Academy

Canadian poet, Doyali Islam, visited Star Academy last week and shared her passion with our staff and students.  We were excited to play poetry games, create our own poetry, and hear Doyali read some of her work.  Together we began a ‘poetry chain’ which will be displayed at our upcoming Art Crawl in May.  Doyali’s next poetry collection, […]

Family Night at Star Academy

Star Academy celebrated ‘Family Day’ by inviting families to participate in an evening of food, fun, and inspiration.  Tyler Collymore from ‘United Play’ was inspirational talking to us about how to ‘change the world’ one step at a time.  ‘Did you recycle something today?… Did you stand up to a bully today?… Did you turn […]

From the WE Team!

We rang in 2019 at Star with guest speaker Mark Quattrocchi from ME to WE visiting our school. Mark is a motivational speaker, sharing with us ways to create change in the world by turning passions into action. Mark is inspirational and engaging when sharing his adventures. One day he got on his bicycle and […]