Welcome to Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

     The Star of the Sea Difference



    Beyond the Classroomhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/curriculum/Pages/enrichment.aspx, http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/curriculum/Pages/enrichment.aspxBeyond the ClassroomWe teach more than just curriculum. Our students are active in our local community, and love to share their skills and talents.
    Learning at Star of the Seahttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/curriculum/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/curriculum/Pages/default.aspxLearning at Star of the SeaOur Flexible Learning Areas provide students with a personalised learning experience.
    Religious Life of our Schoolhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/About%20Us/Pages/Religious-Life-of-the-School.aspx, Religious Life of our SchoolReligious Life of our SchoolWe guide our students to be leaders, through a faith-filled learning environment, and with links to our local community.

     Upcoming events



    Parent Community Group Meetinghttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=607Parent Community Group Meeting4/03/2019 8:30:00 AM
    2020 Prep Interveiwshttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=6392020 Prep Interveiws11/03/2019 12:00:00 AM
    2020 Prep Interviewshttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=6382020 Prep Interviews18/03/2019 12:00:00 AM
    Interhouse Swimming Carnivalhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=637Interhouse Swimming Carnival21/03/2019 11:00:00 PM
    Celebration of Learninghttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=636Celebration of Learning2/04/2019 10:15:00 PM
    School Holidayshttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=608School Holidays8/04/2019 12:00:00 AM
    Good Fridayhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=624Good Friday19/04/2019 12:00:00 AM
    Easter Saturdayhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=626Easter Saturday20/04/2019 12:00:00 AM

     What's On @ Star of the Sea



    Opening School Mass: Celebrating the Year Aheadhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Latest News/Pages/Opening-School-Mass-Celebrating-the-Year-Ahead.aspxOpening School Mass: Celebrating the Year Ahead<p style="text-align:justify;">​​<img src="/Latest%20News/SiteAssets/Pages/Opening-School-Mass-Celebrating-the-Year-Ahead/openingmass2019.jpg" alt="openingmass2019.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px 15px;width:250px;height:308px;" />Our Opening School Mass was a great opportunity to gather and pray God’s blessing on all in our school community, and on all that we will do in the coming year. The new school year offers the opportunity to celebrate the beginning of new challenges, experiences and learnings. During our mass, we also celebrated the beginning of the leadership journey for our year 6 students; symbolised by the presentation of leader badges to students by their parents.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​This year, there will be many opportunities for our students to learn about leadership, as individuals and together with their peers. As a community, we will teach our students that leadership is revealed to others without the need of a title, for it is demonstrated through the actions of people. I look forward to journeying together with our student leaders in 2019, as they seek opportunities and take on responsibilities that will support them to develop their personal leadership qualities. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">One of the many strengths of leadership is to recognise that we are all imprinted by others around us; through attitudes and actions that are modelled to us and by us. During mass, Father Ashley spoke with all students about ‘letting their light shine’. A reminder to each of us that often leadership is about initiating your inner spark that then radiates to others through our attitudes and actions.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Our attitude each day is a model of reflection for our students and all in our community. Recent events and​ happenings including our Welcome Disco, Parent Bootcamps for the ALI Program, Parent Information Evenings, PCG meeting and so much more, have provided many opportunities for our students to witness the strong and positive relationships with all in our community that I value and appreciate.<br></p><div><br></div><p><br></p>
    Parent Community Grouphttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Latest News/Pages/Parent-Community-Group.aspxParent Community Group<div></div><div><div>I extend an invitation to all parents to attend our next PCG meeting for 2019 on Monday, 4 March at 6:30pm in the staffroom. This meeting is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) followed by a General Meeting.<br></div><div><br></div><div>The purpose of the Annual General Meeting will be:</div><div><ul><li>​The election of persons as members of the PCG Executive for the ensuing one-year period;</li><li>The presentation of an annual report by the PCG President of the 2018 events and happenings</li><li>Endorsement of the 2019 PCG Levy and tabling of audited 2018 financial reports</li></ul></div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">The PCG works closely together as a team and it is a wonderful way for families to feel part of the​  school. Your PCG supports many school initiatives for your children and organises functions and activities that enhance the wonderful sense of school community that exists within the school.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Have you considered being a PCG Community Parent Rep (CPR)?</strong><br></div><div>One of the many roles within the PCG is that of Community Parent Rep. Each year level requires at least two parents to be a CPR. You don’t have to have had any previous experience to do the role and new parents are more than welcome to volunteer for the role. Details of the role of the CPR are available by contacting the office and I would encourage each person to consider nominating and joining this invaluable group within our PCG.<br></div><div><br></div><div>I invite all parents to join us at our next PCG meeting and also to consider becoming a CPR, all with the knowledge that you are supporting your children and continuing the great work that has been done before.<br></div><br></div>
    Introducing ALI (Assigned Learning iPad) Programhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Latest News/Pages/Introducing-ALI-(Assigned-Learning-iPad)-Program.aspxIntroducing ALI (Assigned Learning iPad) Program<p></p><div>​Throughout 2018, our school leadership and teaching staff worked collaboratively with personnel from the Brisbane Catholic Education Office and MOQ Digital to develop a School Digital Plan. This plan focuses on enabling the implementation of contemporary practices in all classrooms and supports the delivery of technology outcomes through the curriculum.<br></div><div><br></div><div>A priority in planning:<br></div><div><ul><li>has been to develop a technology platform at Star of the Sea School that is affordable, sustainable and reliable.</li><li>​is to optimise the use of digital systems and services to support engagement, progress and achievement for all students, in all areas of the curriculum.</li><li>is to ensure appropriate resourcing across our school that supports teaching and learning practices.</li><li>​is to deliver technology outcomes as mandated in the Australian Curriculum.</li></ul></div><div><br></div><div>At Star of the Sea School in 2019, we are very excited to be introducing the ALI Program for students in Years 4 & 5. This program has been developed within our School’s Digital Plan and aligns to our School’s Strategic Plan and will enable each student in years 4 & 5 to have access to a school managed iPad device, supporting a 1:1 program.<br></div><div><br></div><div>More information is available about the program in our latest newsletter or via the school office.<br><br></div><p><br></p>