For your convenience, please refer to our school calendar that is updated on a regular basis!
Open House – November 9th, 2017 (5:30 – 8:00 p.m.)
Star of the Sea School will be hosting an Open House for the community. It will be a time for all to come and see what the school has to offer and find out about all our new programs: the Fabrication Lab, the Middle School band, the expanded language program in Middle School, the Ukulele classes in Intermediate, and the introduction of Hawaiian culture and language in the Primary level.
Please spread the word about this opportunity!
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Scholastic Book Fair – October 30 – November 3, 2017
East Honolulu Food Festival – April 28, 2018
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Call 734-0208 for ticket information
May Day – May 4, 2018
Middle School Open House – April, 2018
Here are some memorable events from the previous years here at Star of the Sea School:
Please mark Friday, December 17, on your calendar and plan to join our entire Star of the Sea Family for our schools’ annual Christmas program. The program begins at 9 a.m. and, as always, it is free and open to the public.
It is an exciting time for our students, boys and girls of all ages, as they perform for an audience that always includes parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors. You’ll see and hear angels, shepherds and kings, Mary & Joseph, and some of your favorite holiday songs. And we will all sing and perform to honor Jesus. After all, it is His birthday that we are celebrating.
Here’s a picture from last year’s program, just to whet your appetite. — Photo by Keith Haugen
STAR OF THE SEA SCHOOL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES SUPPORT THE ‘OHANA MEDICAL MISSION
Star of the Sea students and their families have once again shown strong support for the ‘Ohana Medical Mission, an annual program to help provide medical assistance to the needy in The Philippines.
Following Friday’s School Mass, Principal Carola Souza (right) presented a $5,000 check to Dr. Reuben Guerrero (second from right), a member of the Star of the Sea Parish in Wai‘alae, who leads the team of local doctors and nurses on the annual mission to the Philippines. “We’re very proud of our students and their families for this show of support,” Mrs. Souza said. “It shows that our school is a caring Christian community.” (L. to R. Mrs. Betlynda Young, Star of the Sea teacher who spearheaded the fund drive; Fr. Pat Labasano, Parochial Vicar; Cayla Moore, Student Council President; Dr. Mary May Ablan; Dr. Elenita Alvarez; Dr. Guerrero and Mrs. Souza. — Photo by Keith Haugen
NEW ALTAR SERVERS ARE SCHOOLED, READY AND WILLING
More than a dozen Star of the Sea students have quietly been receiving some extra instruction for a new role they now play at the school and church in Wai‘alae. All have volunteered for the extra “schooling.”
They are altar servers.
For the past month, the students have been given special instruction by Br. Salvador Yanzon, known to the children as “Brother Buddy.”
To be an altar server, the children must be at least 9 years old, and a Catholic, said Ms. Kathy Botelho, middle school religion teacher. “It is another example of serving the Church as an active Christian, and making your faith grow and become stronger.” — Photo by Keith Haugen
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS ARE REWARDED AT STAR OF THE SEA
When Mass ends each Friday morning at Star of the Sea Schools in Wai‘alae, and Principal Carola Souza asks the assembled students what day it is, you hear hundreds of young voices call out “Gotcha!”
Throughout the week, teachers put names of students who are seen doing random acts of kindness on tickets, and drawings are held each Friday morning with winners – usually two each in primary, intermediate and middle school grades. The reward for their examples of kindness, helpfulness, or community/school service is a “free dress” day of their choosing.
“The children love it,” said Mrs. Souza. “And it has had a marked effect on their attitude and behavior. They love to volunteer to help each other, teachers, and others … without being asked.” Mrs. Souza got the idea from her daughter, who teaches in the Hawaiian language immersion program on Maui. It worked on Maui and it works in Wai‘alae. “Gotcha!” — Photo by Keith Haugen