Health and Wellness Day at Star!

Health and wellness day at Star featured many exciting activities! We had a special guest visit from St. John Ambulance, therapy dog ‘Tux’! Tux told us ‘his’ story, and even offered to read stories with us – one of his special talents! Star staff incorporated many facets of wellness into classroom activities for the day, […]

MindCALM visits Star

This week, Emma Fogel, a Clinical Social Worker with the Social Work Consulting Group and Manager of the MindCALM programme, visited Star and spoke to the Kinders and Primaries about emotions. During this workshop, students were able to make connections to the movie, Inside Out. Ms. Fogel referred to the Inside Out characters as friends […]

Communicate, communicate, communicate!

Communication with your child’s teacher is an important part of their education. As an administrator, I enjoy reading our weekly notes that teachers send out. They provide parents with a snapshot into their child’s week, pictures of some of the activities they enjoyed, and develop the relationship between parents and their child’s teacher. Parents look […]

Star Academy and Compass Food Bank

leadership club at Star

Star’s Academy’s Leadership Club held a food drive the first week of October for the Compass Food Bank. We exceeded our goal of donations and were proud to be a part of helping our community. Students learned about the need for food banks in our community and the importance of helping others.

Terry Fox Run at Star Academy

Star Academy students participated in the Terry Fox School Run on Friday, September 28th. Children aged 3 to 13 ran alongside teachers, wearing badges to show their support for Terry and others who have fought cancer. Students were encouraged to “Be Like Terry”, and united as a school, demonstrating a great sense of community and […]

Giving Back and Our Pillars

The back-to-school season brings with it much enthusiasm, somewhat like the ‘new year’.  At Star, we find it an important season for working on values with our students, as well as developing a sense of belonging and encouraging everyone to be a contributing community member.  These traits draw on our Global, Social and Emotional Pillars and together help to […]

Kindergarten, Something for Everyone!

Kindergarten is a magical time for a magical age.  But just because we have ‘grown up’, doesn’t mean we can revel in the enjoyment of that formative time in our education, there is something for everyone in the Kindergarten room! Arts and crafts –  Music and drama –  Reading, writing, and arithmetic? – , , […]

Happy? It’s a Mindset!

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How do you measure success for your child?  Report cards?  Friendships?  Awards of merit?  Happy? Yes, that’s right-happy! Ask yourself – are my kids happy? If the answer is ‘yes’ then well done.  Because happy kids are successful kids, go-getters, and they spread happiness. What if when we were asked ‘How are you?’ we replied […]

Summer Fun at Star

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Star Academy has learning AND fun underway this summer.  Our July programme is a part of our 11-month school year and children are staying cool in the heat with fun, integrated, project-based learning and STEAM activities.  Daily PE is only a part of the fun – the gardening club is busy enhancing the green space, […]

Class of 2018!

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We are so proud of the Class of 2018! Parents, grandparents, family and friends came to Star to watch our small school graduation! Students and teachers prepared special messages, videos, and advice to mark the occasion.  They made us laugh, they made us cry, but most importantly they made us proud. Well done to our […]