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 […]

Annual Spring Fun Fair Fun

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The Annual Fun Fair was a great way to spend a warm June evening!  We were fortunate to have Phil from Chuck & Chops join us for the BBQ, Brent from Blackrock Climbers bring their rock wall and Mr. Shao acting as our DJ!  We thank everyone for their contributions and support for the evening.  Our […]

Art Crawl Showcase at Star!

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Our first Art Crawl was full of fun and surprises!  Art samples from Kindergarten to Grade 8 were on display:  sculpture and weaving, painting and pastels, paper making and more.  In addition, creative sides were shown with coding, music, dance and drama.  Students walked parents through the event explaining work and demonstrating how to activate […]

21st Century Skills and Arts Education

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A 21st-century twist on an old idea; rather than a Spring Concert which showcases student work, an Art Crawl that uses multimedia, highlights coding and demonstrates creativity in many ways.  The idea of ‘doing things differently’ has always had an appeal, so thinking outside of the box appeals both to how our children learn and how […]

We love the outdoors!

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There is nothing like a picnic and Star Students have enjoyed lunch in the great outdoors this past week!  With warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine, we’ve been lucky to enjoy our green space for recess, outdoor education, gym classes, and lunch!  Students are reminded to wear sunscreen and bring a hat!  Some have even […]

Mommy and Me, Yoga and Tea!

Just in time for Mother’s Day the Kindergarten and Primary classes celebrated moms with a special yoga morning and tea party!  It was lots of fun spending this special time together!  We wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day!

Grandparents-Back to School!

Grandparents Day was a huge success on May 3rd at Star Academy!  They came back to school and joined into lessons, they were guest speakers, story readers, artists, gardeners, and some even carpenters-helping their grandchildren build new planters for our garden!  Grandparents noticed how times had changed, the use of laptops, iPads, and Smartboards being evident […]

Learn to Love to Learn™

From an early age, children have a natural curiosity to learn.  Then why do they stop loving it? As a student, I thought this was a given….why wouldn’t everyone love to learn?  Then I started teaching and realized many children don’t!  What horror!  It seems some children don’t love going to school, don’t love their […]