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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, …

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21st Century Skills and Arts Education

In Blog by Julie Benneyworth

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 to innovate in education.  There …

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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!

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Grandparents-Back to School!

In News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

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 in our classrooms!  We’d like …

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Earth Day at Star

In News & Events by Julie Benneyworth

Taking care of and respecting the environment is something our students learn about not only on Earth Day but throughout the year through our Outdoor Education Programme.  At Star our students are taught to realize that there are many ways they can personally protect the Earth.  For example, vermicomposting and growing vegetables in our school garden.  On April 20th Star students pitched in for …