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



    Aerobics Come and Tryhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=889Aerobics Come and Try26/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
    Transition Day (students only)http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=890Transition Day (students only)27/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
    Term 4 Week 9http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=840Term 4 Week 930/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
    Closing Masshttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=882Closing Mass4/12/2020 12:00:00 AM
    Last day of Term 4http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=891Last day of Term 44/12/2020 2:00:00 AM

     What's On @ Star of the Sea



    Mini Vinnies Christmas Appealhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Latest News/Pages/Christmas-Appeal.aspxMini Vinnies Christmas Appeal<p>​The Mini Vinnies Christmas Appeal is all about bringing joy and festivity to families and individuals who may be in need of some extra support. For most of us, Christmas is a time of celebration with family and friends; the joy of exchanging gifts, making precious memories together and enjoying delicious Christmas treats to eat.<br></p><div><p>However, for the many Australians, including families and children, living below the poverty line, Christmas can be a time when meeting their most basic needs, like putting food on the table or a place to call home, is a real struggle. 2020 has been a year like no other, with even more people needing support to bring joy back into their Christmas celebrations.</p><br></div><h3><strong>So, what can we do to Help the Vinnies Christmas Appeal?</strong><br></h3><p>Before the school year finishes, we are inviting families at Star of the Sea to join us in making this Christmas one filled with joy and happiness for families across Queensland.</p><p>We are inviting students to donate goods which will be made into hampers and asking you all to donate and contribute to help those in need and support St Vincent De Paul.</p><p>Your contribution to the St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Appeal will help to provide families, children and individuals with a Christmas filled with joy and Happiness.</p><p>Students in Year 4, 5 and 6 will be coordinating the appeal and collecting donations until the end of the year. Please see the list of donations below:<br></p><div><ul><li><img src="/Latest%20News/PublishingImages/Vinnies2019.jpg" alt="Vinnies2019.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:357px;" /><span></span>​Christmas pudding<br></li><li>Tinned fruit</li><li>Bonbons</li><li>Tinsel</li><li>Christmas decorations</li><li>Tea/coffee</li><li>Biscuits</li><li>Long life milk</li><li>Milo</li><li>Jelly</li><li>Pancake mix</li><li>Juice</li><li>Christmas cake</li><li>Cordial</li><li>Lollies</li><li>Cereal</li><li>Fruit mince pies</li><li>Tinned vegetables</li><li>Pasta and pasta sauce</li><li>Spreads like jam, Vegemite, honey</li><li>Soup</li><li>Chocolates​<br></li></ul></div><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
    Sacramental Programhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Latest News/Pages/Sacramental-Program.aspxSacramental Program<h3><strong></strong></h3><div><p>This weekend in our Star of the Sea Parish Community, members of school community will be celebrating their First Holy Communion.<br></p><p>The word ‘communion’ means to be untied with; Catholics believe that in Holy Communion we are united in a special way with Jesus Christ.<br></p><p>At his last supper, Jesus said of the bread that he shared among his followers, “Take and eat, this is my body”. When we receive Holy Communion, Catholics believe that in a mysterious way we are sharing in the body and blood of Christ.</p><p>Holy Communion and the whole celebration is also known as Eucharist, from a Greek word meaning thanksgiving.</p><p>First Holy Communion is a special occasion – a further step in becoming one with Christ and united with the People of God.</p><p>We wish our students well this weekend and next, in celebrating their first Holy Communion.<br></p><p>Please see below the information in regard to preparations to First Holy Communion 2020:</p><ul><li>First Holy Communion Rehearsal: Thursday 19 November at 4:30pm</li><li>First Holy Communion: Sunday 22 November 10:30am or  Sunday 29 November 10:30am</li></ul>​<br><br></div><p><br></p>
    Transition Day - 27th Novemberhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Latest News/Pages/Transition-Day---27th-November.aspxTransition Day - 27th November<p>Our Transition Day is scheduled for Friday, 27 November 2020 (Week 8). Continuing students and new students commencing 2021 from Prep – Year 6 will join us for this day. We will also welcome our new and returning teaching staff for 2021. All new and current students will be in their allocated learning areas for 2021, where they will spend the day engaged in learning and teaching activities with their 2021 teacher/s.<br></p><h3><strong>Please note the arrangements for Transition Day as below:</strong></h3><p>On arrival at school, all students are to place their bags outside the classroom of their 2021 learning area prior to going to normal before school supervision/play areas.</p><ul><li>When the bell rings at 8:45am, all students will move directly to 2021 learning areas and commence their day with their 2021 Home Group Teacher.<br></li><li>Staff for 2021 will be in the relevant learning area at the commencement of the day to support a smooth transition and to meet students.<br></li><li>Students will line up in their allocated 2021 Home Groups and gather with their Home Group teacher for 2021 at the commencement of the day outside their learning areas.</li></ul><p>Learning areas for 2021 are as below:</p><ul><ul><li>Year 2 will move to the lower level of Block C (current year 4 Learning Area)</li><li>Year 4 will move to upper level of Block R (Lighthouse Learning Area and current year 5/6 Learning Area)</li><li>Year 5/6 will move to the upper level of Block B (current year 2 Learning Area)</li><li>All other year level classrooms remain unchanged and have been allocated to the same learning areas in 2021.<br><br></li></ul><li>Students will attend playground areas during breaks as they align to their 2021 year level.<br></li><li>Current Year 6 students will spend the day with our specialist teaching team including Mrs Gibbs and Mrs Bennett. On arrival at school, year 6 students are asked to place their bags on the port racks outside of the O’Dea Centre. At the start of day, they will line up in their usual assembly area in the O’Dea Centre.<br></li></ul><p><br></p><h3><strong>Notification of Home Groups/Teachers for 2021</strong></h3><p>A letter outlining your child’s Home Group and Teacher will be sent home with each student on Wednesday, 25 November 2020. Please check your child’s bag for this information.</p><p>Teachers will share Home Group information with the students prior to leaving school on Wednesday. Students will also be advised which classroom in the learning area will be their HG classroom for 2021 in preparation for Transition Day on Friday, 27 November 2020.<br></p><p><img src="/Latest%20News/PublishingImages/transitionday.png" alt="transitionday.png" style="margin:5px;width:561px;" /><br></p>