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From the WE Team!

In News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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 embarked on a ride around …

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MindCALM visits Star

In News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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 and spoke about how they …

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Communicate, communicate, communicate!

In News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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 forward to the weekly insight …

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Star Academy and Compass Food Bank

In Blog, News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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.

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Terry Fox Run at Star Academy

In Blog, News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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 high spirits. Empathy, respect, honesty, …

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Happy? It’s a Mindset!

In Blog, News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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 ‘Happy’.  I’d like to start …

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Annual Spring Fun Fair Fun

In News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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 students showed us all how …

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Art Crawl Showcase at Star!

In News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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 QR codes to access interviews, …

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We love the outdoors!

In News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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 brought picnic blankets!  Hopefully, our …

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Mommy and Me, Yoga and Tea!

In News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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!