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



    Term 2 Week 1http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=935Term 2 Week 119/04/2021 12:00:00 AM
    First Day of Term 1http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=971First Day of Term 119/04/2021 12:00:00 AM
    Gala Sports Dayhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=972Gala Sports Day20/04/2021 12:00:00 AM
    NAPLAN Practice Test - Year 3http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=973NAPLAN Practice Test - Year 320/04/2021 12:00:00 AM
    NAPLAN Practice Test - Year 5http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=974NAPLAN Practice Test - Year 521/04/2021 12:00:00 AM
    Cyber Safety Brainstormhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=979Cyber Safety Brainstorm21/04/2021 12:00:00 AM
    World Earth Day - Wear Green (Gold Coin Donation)http://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=978World Earth Day - Wear Green (Gold Coin Donation)21/04/2021 11:00:00 PM
    ANZAC Day Liturgyhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=936ANZAC Day Liturgy23/04/2021 12:00:00 AM

     What's On @ Star of the Sea



    World Earth Dayhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Latest News/Pages/World-Earth-Day.aspxWorld Earth Day<p></p><p>We are concerned about the harmful effects of rubbish in our environment. This year we are joining millions of people around the whole to help increase awareness of rubbish and protecting our environment.</p><p><strong><em>National Earth Day it is coming up very soon on Thursday April 22nd.</em></strong></p><p>We want to raise awareness of the harmful effects of rubbish and the need to protect our world by having a whole week of WOW lunchboxes. We will be giving raffle tickets for prizes every day of the week for WEEK ONE! That is every day of Week One! Bring a WOW lunchbox and go into the draw to win some great prizes and help make a difference to our environment.</p><p>On Thursday 22nd April we want the kids to wear a green shirt (sun safe) with normal shorts and joggers. Green representing the Earth! Please bring a gold coin to help support further sustainability campaigns for the school community.</p><p>Also, on Thursday we will also be turning off classroom lights for an hour to help reduce carbon dioxide going into our Earth’s atmosphere.</p><p>You can do this at home too - It is a really a great idea to turn off the electricity for an hour because it stops carbon dioxide entering our environment for one hour. It would also save a lot of money from your bills even if it would just be for one hour.</p><p>To celebrate World Earth Day:</p><ul><li>WEEK ONE - pack a WOW (Wipe Out Waste) lunchbox everyday!</li><li>Thursday 22nd April – Wear a green t-shirt (with your normal shorts and joggers)</li><li>Bring a gold coin to help future sustainability campaigns for the school.</li></ul><p>Together we can make a difference!<br></p><p>​<img src="/Latest%20News/PublishingImages/worldEarthDay.jpg" alt="worldEarthDay.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:561px;" />​<br><br></p>
    Holy Weekhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Latest News/Pages/Holy-Week.aspxHoly Week<p><br><br></p><p>Holy Week is a very sacred time of the year for the Catholic Church, for it is now that we will pray, honour and remember the last week of Jesus’ life on this Earth. These are the days leading up to the great Easter Feast. The Lenten season is about to come to an end, but Holy Week is extremely important for all Christians. The ​greatest focus of Holy Week is the Passion (suffering) and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the events that led up to it.</p><p>Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, this marks Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, but ends with his Crucifixion. Following this is the Easter Triduum, this is the three days just before Easter. On Holy Thursday, we focus on the Lord’s Last Supper, which he shared with His apostles on the night He was betrayed and arrested. On Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion and death of our Lord, we have the veneration of the cross. Holy Saturday is a vigil, with the expectant rising of Our Saviour. By paying the price for our sins on the Cross, he gained for us eternal salvation.</p><p>Holy Week is a time to reflect and open our minds and hearts to Jesus and what He did for us. He is with us and gives us strength, hope and love for one another.</p><p>At Star of the Sea this week, we had planned a Stations of the Cross Liturgy and Holy Thursday Liturgy Holy Week until the Covid-19 Lockdown occurred. We will have small Liturgy based on the theme of Jesus’ Resurrection from Death, as written in the Bible in Week 1 of Term 2.<br></p>
    Happy Easterhttp://www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au/Latest News/Pages/Happy-Easter.aspxHappy Easter<p><br></p><p>The end of our first school term for 2021 has looked a little different then we had all expected. Over the past months of the COVID health situation in our communities, we have all become very aware that much can change in a very short period of time.</p><p>The events of the past few days are reflective of this, as we have needed to respond in a way that supports the health and safety of all in our communities. I am deeply grateful for the support that is received from our community, and your willingness to work together in response to the fluidity of the COVID situation is appreciated.<br></p><p>I was asked recently what made our school different from other schools. I was quick to respond with ‘our fantastic community spirit, our beautiful children and families, our amazing staff who work relentlessly to provide quality learning and teaching for every child in their care, and the way that we bring our faith to life’.</p><p>It is times like the events of the past few days that I am reminded of the great strength of spirit in our Star of the Sea School community. It shines through in our ability to meet each challenge with resilience, and a genuine care and thoughtfulness for each other.</p><p>Over the past several days of the lockdown period, our staff have continued to engage in a professional capacity. They have a commitment and professionalism towards their work that places the students in their care at the heart of all that they do.</p><p>I am mindful that our Easter celebrations and activities have not happened as planned in our school this year, but the sharing of the Easter Story in our families and friends in the days ahead continues. The Easter Story enables us to follow the last days of Jesus’ life before his resurrection. It is an important time in the Christian calendar and reminds us of the sacrifice Jesus made.</p><p>During Holy Week, our focus is on God’s love for all and what it means to be people who are full of hope. This same message, being ‘people of hope’, has been shared by Pope Francis to us over the past Lenten Season, and is one that continues to inspire us.</p><p>We are reminded that symbols of Easter common in our wider community, the chocolate eggs and rabbits, are signs of new life and connect us to the underlying meaning of Easter, in the rising of Jesus to new life.</p><p>I wish you all a very happy and holy Easter Season, and an enjoyable vacation period.</p><p>I will communicate the arrangements for our school in response to COVID guidelines closer to the commencement of Term 2. This will ensure alignment to most up to date information from governing authorities and Brisbane Catholic Education.<br><br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/Latest%20News/PublishingImages/bigstock-Dramatic-Easter-Morning-Sunris-119262938.jpg" alt="bigstock-Dramatic-Easter-Morning-Sunris-119262938.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:561px;" /><br></p><p>​<br><br></p>