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What do children need to be successful later in life?

In Blog by Heather Rees

As an educator, there is nothing I like more than seeing children Learn to Love to Learn™. As a parent, I want my children to wake up each morning wanting to go to school because it is a fun, safe place to learn and teaches children academic curriculum and the skills they need to be successful in life. A growing …

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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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Giving Back and Our Pillars

In Blog by Julie Benneyworth

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 develop the ‘whole child’. Our …

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Kindergarten, Something for Everyone!

In Blog by Julie Benneyworth

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? – , , and ! But these days Kindergarten …

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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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Summer Fun at Star

In Blog by Julie Benneyworth

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, children are enjoying games from …

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Class of 2018!

In Blog by Julie Benneyworth

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 graduates! We wish you all …

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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, …