Specialist Lessons

​​​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. 

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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

JAPANESE SPECIALIST LESSONS

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. 

こんにちは

Kon'nichiwa

ACARA Japanese Curriculum Links 


MUSIC SPECIALIST LESSONS

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!


SPORT SPECIALIST LESSONS

At Star of The Sea, students from Prep to Year 6 will have an opportunity to engage in weekly lessons with Specialist Teacher Mrs Louise McLucas. Students develop a range of movement skills through the learning of specific fundamental movements, sports and participation in exercise programs. Our school has three colour houses: Barinya, Elandra and Iluka and students participate for their colour house in Swimming - Term 1, Cross Country – Term 2, Athletics – Term 3 and Fun Run - Term 4.

 

Star of the Sea is in the Met East  Region for representative sport and Students have the opportunity to trial in any sport for Bayside District teams. Star of the Sea has a close affiliation with other Catholic Schools in the Bayside area, as a result of this, we participate in Inter-school competitions with them, such as: Swimming carnivals, Athletics carnivals, Cross Country Carnivals and Inter-school sport days.

 

Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of after school clinics to improve and further consolidate skills learnt through the HPE program. Some of the Clinics that we have each year are: AFL Auskick, Rookies2Reds Rugby Union, Touch Football Australia.

 

Star of the Sea is very proud of its participation in sport within the local community on Weekends. Over the last couple of years Star of the Sea has participated in the following: QC Cup Netball, Mission Cup Netball, All-Schools Touch Football (Mixed Division Winners), All Hallows Touch Football (Mixed Division Winners), Touch Football Teams in local competition at Redlands, Oztag Teams in local competition At Redlands (90 Students from Prep – Year 6 in 2015) and Basketball Teams in local competition (starting in 2016).

 

We are a Sporting Schools School and receive national government funding each term to provide sporting opportunities to children. If you have any questions about sport at SOTS, or if you would like to get a sport up and running, please contact our Sports Coordinator Mrs Louise McLucas.

 

Sport Program at Star of the Sea

  • Inter house Cross Country - Term 2

  • Inter house Swimming - Term 1

  • Bayside Catholic Inter-school Carnivals: Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country

  • Friday Inter-school Sport Days

  • Opportunity to trial in any sport for Bayside District teams (Met East Region)

School Teams in the community

  • QC Cup Netball

  • Mission Cup Netball

  • All-Schools Touch Football

  • Touch Football Teams in local competition

  • Oztag Teams in local competition

  • Sports Aerobics Program 

After School

Opportunities to participate in different sport clinics each term such as:

  • AFL Auskick Clinics

  • Rookies2Reds Rugby Union Clinics

  • Aussie Hoops Basketball Clinics

  • Touch Football Australia Clinics 

We are part of the Sporting Schools National Funding Program.

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STEM SPECIALIST LESSONS

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 information​on 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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