Each year Saint Anne School takes part in the diocesan Academic Decathlon Competition for Grades 6-8. Ten students work from October to March to learn the material in these subject areas: Religion, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts, Literature, Language Arts and Current Events. There is also a section testing students on Logic and Super Quiz. The Super Quiz will be the main area of focus by our team this coming year. Each year we have placed 5th, just one place below the medal levels.
The purpose of the Academic Decathlon is to challenge our better students so that they grow intellectually and learn to work as a team representing their school.
The Marian Alliance Drumline meets every Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and various Saturdays for extra practices. Any student in Grades 5-8 can participate. The three Santa Ana Catholic schools of St. Joseph, School of Our Lady, and Saint Anne School are part of the Marian Alliance. This is a competitive Drum line in which we compete with other Middle Schools in the American Drum Line Association of California.
The purpose of the Marian Alliance Drum Line is to enable our students to grow in self esteem, self confidence, and learn a new skill with the percussion instruments. Among the instruments students learn are: snare drum, bass drum, quad drum, marimba, zylophone, bells and drum set.
The Saint Anne Folklorico Dance classes take place on Saturday afternoons and also this coming year during a Physical Education class. We are very proud of our Folklorico Dance Troupe as they dance in our local community throughout the year and celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe with our parish.
The purpose of the Folklorico Dance is to develop self confidence, allow our students to develop physically and emotionally, and to grow in appreciation for the Latino culture through dance.
KROC Saint Anne Royals
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. – 1 Timothy 4:8
The Kids Run the OC is afterschool program for students in kinder through eighth grade. Students meet after school twice a week for practice at St. Anne’s playground. The program promotes an active and healthy lifestyle. During practice students accumulate a total of 25.2 miles of running through various games. These games help improve speed, agility, hand/eye coordination, flexibility and over all fitness. By the end of the program students will have accumulated the equivalent of 25.2 miles of fun activity and will be ready to finish their own Marathon by completing their final mile at the KROC finish line at the Orange County Fair Grounds. Students will earn a marathon medal.
This coming year Saint Anne School will have a competitive Lego Robotics Team composed of ten students in Grades 7-8. This team will meet every Friday during school from 2:15 to 3:00 pm. They will learn to work as a team to build and produce robots that can perform various functions for the competition in March in Legoland.
Rising New York Road Runners
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. – 1 Corinthians 9:24
Rising New York Road Runners is a free running program during PE class. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade walk or run around the track of the small playground. The program is designed to get kids moving, prevent obesity, illness, build self-esteem and learn to make and reach personal goals. Students have the opportunity to earn rewards such as medals, pencils, cards, t-shirts through reaching milestones along the way.
Saint Anne Choir
Saint Anne School has a large Choir made up of students in Grades 3-8. These students lead the singing at School Masses and are also invited to sing at major Diocesan events, such as the Catholic Educator’s Dinner, the Business and Ethics Breakfast, and other community functions.
The choir is made up of two groups: a younger member choir from Grades 3-5 which meets after school on Friday from 3:15-4:15 pm and an older choir which will be meeting every Friday from 2:15 to 3:00 pm.
Saint Anne School Band
Saint Anne School offers a Band Program for students in Grades 4-6 with dedicated teachers from Mater Dei High School. Students have the opportunity of learning to play a band instrument of their choice. These include: flute, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or percussion instruments. Band practices twice a week for Grades 6-8 and once a week for Grades 4 and 5. Students are expected to practice at home.
Mater Dei High School sponsors this band program by offering free lessons one night a week, assisting us with instruments, and facilitating one band concert per year. Mater Dei also teaches the competitive Drum Line which includes all three Marian Alliance Schools and practices on Fridays and some Saturdays.
St. Anne Family Service Project
Saint Anne School participates in three service projects every year to serve our community. Each teacher has a family with students from grades TK through Eighth grade in their group.
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” – Galatians 5:13
St. Anne Student Council provides leadership, community building, and service opportunities all within a cooperative learning environment. St. Anne Student Council starts with the election process for students which involve an application process, an interview, a week of campaigning and a speech in front of the student body.
Service to our school and community is an essential component of Student Council activity. Student Council is in charge of Monday mornings Prayer Assemblies, morning and afternoon announcements, 9-11 Prayer Service, Red Ribbon Week activities, Halloween Parade, Catholic School Week activities, Earth Day, Spirit Assemblies, Chick-fil-A Birthdays, Recycling, Dances, Caroling at Senior Citizens Carehome, Candy Grams and helps contribute to school improvement and personal growth.
“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience & careful watchfulness; it teaches industry & thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” – Gertrude Jekyll
St. Anne’s Teaching Gardens was started through the American Heart Association and is now run and cared for by the school community. The garden consists of seven raised planter boxes that the students built from scratch. Students placed the soil in the planter boxes, planted seeds and seedlings, watered, observed, harvested, and created smoothies from the garden. Students created signs, painted rocks and other decorations for the garden. Students also learned how to paint the outside of the boxes. The garden teaches students how to grow plants from seeds, nurture plants, harvest, and how to maintain a garden. Students from preschool to eighth grade are involved in lessons from the garden.
Every year the school publishes an annual yearbook that can be purchased in Early spring. Yearbooks are distributed the last week of school.
“[I] consider sports as an instrument of education when it fosters high human and spiritual ideals; when it forms youth in an integral way in values such as loyalty, perseverance, friendship, solidarity and peace. Surmounting differences of cultures and ideologies, sports offers an ideal occasion for dialogue and understanding among peoples, for building the desired civilization of love. To put into practice these values, based on the dignity of the human person, in face of possible interests that might darken the nobility of sports itself.”
– Pope John Paul II (Sept. 16, 2002)
Welcome to St. Anne Parish Catholic School! In choosing to attend St. Anne School you have elected a Christ-centered Catholic education. Many wonderful opportunities await you!
As a school community, we all must consider the appropriate role of athletics here at St. Anne. A core characteristic of Catholic Christianity and Catholic schools is the concept of relationship and community and the conviction that human kind is “made for each other” (Educating for Life, Thomas Groome, and p.60.) Our prayer is stronger in community. Academic achievement is greater in a community with a similar mission and goals. Our athletic program adds another dimension to our school community. Pope John Paul II says that as manifestations of the communal body of Christ, athletics serve to unify all individuals, including coaches, student-athletes, and families in a spirit of peace.
Saint Anne Parish School is proud to offer its students in grades 4-8 the opportunity to play various sports throughout the year.
Girls A Volleyball
Girls B Volleyball
Boys A Football
Boys B Football
Girls A Basketball
Girls B Basketball
Boys A Basketball
Boys B Basketball
Boys A Volleyball
Boys B Volleyball
St. Anne Athletics extends the work of St. Anne School by offering another environment in which high human and spiritual ideals can be fostered to help children grow towards a deeper understanding of themselves and their roles in God’s great world. Thank you for doing your part to help positively affect and develop the lives of all children by building a peaceful environment within our school, our parish, and in our larger community.
Robin Price, Athletic Director
Sr. Teresa Lynch, CSJ, Principal