At Star of the Sea School, we have excellent, dedicated teachers who are subject experts. Our staff are highly motivated, qualified and experienced practitioners who always strive to bring out the best in students.
Professional development of staff is of the highest priority at Star of the Sea. Professional development opportunities include; Religious Education curriculum and faith development, literacy and numeracy courses, ICTL training, Student protection courses, courses catering for students with special needs and school curriculum planning sessions.
In addition to our classroom staff we have expert teachers deliver our specialist curriculum in Japanese, STEM and Physical Education.
"The Australian Curriculum: Languages is designed to enable all students in Australia to learn a language in addition to English. The Australian Curriculum: Languages recognises that students bring their own linguistic and cultural background to their learning, whether this is English or the target language or various combinations of languages. The organisation of the curriculum addresses learner background in the target language by providing a number of pathways and entry points of study to cater for background language learners, first language learners and second language learners." ACARA 2018
At Star of the Sea, students in Years 3 - 6 will be given an opportunity to learn Japanese. With Specialist Teacher Mrs Amy Flynn, students will engaged in weekly learning opportunities that will spark their curiosity and wonder in another country and culture.
ACARA Japanese Curriculum Links
At Star of the Sea, students in Years P - 6 will engage in weekly music lessons with Specialist Teacher Mrs Anne-Marie McClennan. During this time students will have an opportunity to learn music theory and practise with a range of hand held instruments. They will listen to a range of composers and discuss how music creates images and stories through a range of compositions. We can't wait to get the music started!
As you know in 2019 our specialist of Digital Technologies will transition to STEM. As part of her Primary Learning Leader role, Mrs Sarah Gibbs will plan, teach and deliver engaging STEM opportunities for all students in Prep – Year 6.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
STEM capabilities will play a major role in future job opportunities so we need to encourage and develop our student's STEM skills now.
STEM is a pathway for students to inquire, innovate, wonder, plan, trial, design, create and more. Watch this space for more informationon in the coming weeks as to how Star of the Sea plan to create a 'Maker Space' which will allow our students the opportunity to build prototypes for the future.
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