Star School Learner Chess Success

Mcquile is a Grade 9 learner at Star International High School. He is academically a Star at his school. His class teacher says: “He is a bright boy as well as being a very good role model to his peers and very respectful to his teachers.” He has got anything but the compliments from all his subject teachers. In addition to these, Mcquile is a genius in chess. Continue reading “Star School Learner Chess Success”

Grade 11’s paintball FUN.

September Holiday, Star International Grade 11 students experienced one of the most funny and enjoyable activities ever! Grade 11 Class Teacher Mr Subutay and Business Studies Teacher Mr Swartz together took some of the Grade 11 learners to Tableview for a Paintball Battle.

It was incredible. Some had never tried it before and they are quite impressed. It is a kind of game which you need to work together and plan the strategies that led you to the victory. Continue reading “Grade 11’s paintball FUN.”

Market Day

On Friday 13 September 2013, the school was abuzz with the grade 7 learners setting up their various stalls and displays to consolidate the entrepreneurship module for EMS.

During the previous two weeks the grade 7 learners had been engaged in serious marketing strategies – designing informative and attractive posters as well as delivering irresistible sales pitches. Continue reading “Market Day”


In an effort to teach our learners gratitude and generosity towards our fellow man, a few Star International Primary educators and the grade 6 learners showed exceptional community spirit by sharing treats like cake, sweets, chips and savouries with the less fortunate people of Hanover Park. The treat that was set up in the area during the month of Ramadaan accommodated 400 people each night. The Horizon Education Trust and a host of sponsors provided a warm meal to individuals who were very grateful. A huge thank you goes out to the Trust for this excellent initiative.  Continue reading “Outreach”

Mandela Day Collection Cards

IRGoverning Body of Star International Primary School for embracing our Mandela Day initiative.
I am pleased to inform you that a total amount of R13 190,00 [receipt numbers 37036 & 37042]
was raised and will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust.
It is only with your unwavering support, can we continue to make a world of difference in the lives
of the poor and the vulnerable. Continue reading “Mandela Day Collection Cards”

Grade 6 Excursion

2On the 14th  August 2013, the grade 6 learners were able to visit the cocoafair factory (an organic chocolate factory ). They were very sceptical at first, but were pleasantly surprised

when they were able to witness the technological process of chocolate making up close.

They were impressed by the step-by-step encounter at the factory and obviously the best part of the tour was the taste testing of the different flavours of chocolate to their hearts content. Some learners even packed in chocolate testers for their parents to enjoy. Continue reading “Grade 6 Excursion”

World Knowledge Olympiad

???????????????????????????????The World Knowledge Olympiad is a competition which is aimed at testing the general knowledge of learners from grade 6-12. It also encourages learners to expand their knowledge by reading newspapers. The questions on current topics are drawn from newspapers; periodicals; books; radio; television and encyclopedias. Approximately a third of the questions are from the mainstream newspapers. Star international is so proud of the achievements of Razeen Firfirey who successfully and effortlessly took second position provincially, for which he receives a silver certificate.

Hooked on books

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Hooked on books visited our school on Wednesday the 14th of August 2013.  They chose six books and acted out the stories. Three books were chosen from the Foundation Phase and three from the Intermediate Phase. They acted out scenes from Fantastic Mr Fox, Princess Pigsty the Beastie and the Amazing Captain Concorde for the Foundation Phase. For the Intermediate Phase they chose Tusk, Muncle Trogg and Fintan Fedora the world’s worst explorer. The show was thoroughly educational, entertaining and had learner participation. Hooked on books encourages learners to borrow these books form the library and once these books are read, learners will know how the story ends. August and September are Read-a-thon months and we encourage all learners to read as many books they can.