Reviews of Star Academy

Mississauga, ON  |  Grades PS - 8  |  Shortlist


Topic: Extracurriculars

Chala Dincoy - Parent   (May 28, 2019)

Sadly, I can't keep up with the number of clubs that Star Academy offers. All I know is that my child who has eaten the exact same food for 7 years started to experiment with food when he joined a cooking club. He became an avid skier because of the extracurricular ski program that was offered for the first time. In addition, with the new school management the sports clubs were expanded and new trips (such as to Ottawa) to local museums were arranged. Logan couldn't stop raving about his trip to a treatment plant and to Casa Loma. There are so many opportunities to teach outside of the school and Star Academy certainly makes use of this fact frequently.

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Jacqueline MacDonald - Parent   (Jun 13, 2019)

The student population at Star does not lend itself to a robust extracurricular program. There are no intramural or competitive sports team. That being said, students are encouraged to propose clubs, which has led to some fun and innovative activities – gift wrapping club, mentorship club, cooking club etc. For a fee, Star also offers extracurricular opportunities throughout the school year, such as robotics and skiing/boarding. In recognition of the lack of sports teams, Star teachers make themselves available to play with the more (and less) athletically inclined students at recess and lunch hour. This has helped cement the strong teacher-student bond my children feel, enables teachers to model positive, healthy behaviours, and feeds into the warm, caring environment at the school. It also makes for fun stories around the dinner table!

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