All the very best for your meeting with teachers and children today – may it be a positive,uplifting and valuable experience for all involved!
Thank you for making the time to attend to encourage and motivate your child to keep on persisting and doing their best, while also supporting them to remain curious and rewarding creativity in their thinking!
You are all invited to a Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday 13th September at 9.00am to farewell our good friend, Mrs Aquino before she leaves St Emilie’s to take up her new position at Mother Teresa’s in Baldivis.
The Mass is a special way for children and families to pray for Anne and one another. Following the Mass, a morning tea for all parents and grandparents will be held in the new Learning Hub. The morning tea gives families can opportunity to say their goodbyes (as Anne leaves our school after the House Athletics Carnival on Friday). If you can come along, we would really LOVE to see you there as a way of saying thank you to Anne for her her care and for all her hard work in our community over many years.
Please RSVP your attendance at the Mass and Morning Tea to StEmiliesAdmin@cewa.edu.aubefore or by Friday the 8th September – THANK YOU!
If you were able to drop a small plate of food in for morning tea on your way to Mass (via the Office) it would be very much appreciated, thank you!
What an absolute pleasure it was to see our Year 4-6 Dance Troupe in action on Friday night!
Each and every student is to be heartily applauded on the weekly commitment of time, energy and dedication they have given, to creating something very special for us all to enjoy watching, as well as to reflect upon.
The classic song, ‘Mad World’ was the perfect choice for a performance that so poignantly reflected the daily plight of the homeless in our society.
A huge thank you to Miss Foong, Miss Massimi and Miss Goodall for the incredible amount of time, talent and care they have shared with these students over so many months – we are truly grateful!
I am also very thankful that our Social Justice themewas explored in such a creative and powerful way!
Moving people’s hearts, helps to move people’s minds, and when this happens, ignorance is shattered and change is possible!
As part of our whole school focus on Social Justice this term, and as an acknowledgment of our deep respect for the Aboriginal people who first walked this land of ours, we invited Father Giovanni to come and bless the plaques we have just installed on each of our classroom doors.
The message on the plaques reminds us of the presence of the Aboriginal people millennia before the making of the Australian colonies and the Australian nation.
More information on current or previous Social Justice Statements is available from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) website: www.acsjc.org.au.
Thank you Father Giovanni and students for your presence and participation and may we all continue to be mindful of ways that we can contribute to reconciliation and a bright and positive future for all our Aboriginal brothers and sisters and for children everywhere.
Our Year 5 and 6 students were fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity of ‘sleeping rough’ for the night here at school, as a way of connecting to the plight of so many people living on our streets every single night.
Students were given opportunities to explore the many different causes of homelessness and to reflect upon how this was a social justice issue that continues to require attention.
Mrs Carmel Wilson (who worked as a EA here for a number of years) spoke as a guest speaker about her work assisting those living on the street, driving a mobile van and giving meals and practical support, as did Miss Simone Hilton (our PP teacher) who talked about her work with Mini Vinnies.
Photos and other responses have been captured and will be displayed at the Open Night in Week 9.
A big thank you to all staff for organising the evening and to students for the way you engaged and conducted yourself – well done and thank you.
A huge thank you to Alison and Bec in particular, as well as the special parents who supported them to run both the School Disco and the Wine & Cheese gathering on Friday evening – a really great night for all involved!
An equally special thank you to all of our very special staff, who donated a precious Friday night to support us all.
It is always wonderful to watch children having a lot of fun and experiences like the disco are a terrific opportunity for them to be with friends in a different environment, dancing with gusto, singing at the top of their lungs, laughing and zooming around! Thanks to Mums and Dads for encouraging them to come along and join in, as we know it can be a big ask on a Friday night!
To those parents who wandered over for a chat, a drink and some cheese and crackers, thank you for supporting the P&F – it was really lovely to see you and we are glad that you had an opportunity to catch up with one another. I think you will agree that our new Learning Hub space is fabulous and some of the cost of the renovation was met by the use of P&F funds, so thank you again for your valued support.