Last year, to mark the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, Pope Francis blessed six statues of Our Lady of Fatima and sent into each of the six continents for public veneration and to encourage devotion to Our Lady.
This Friday afternoon students will gather in the church for 30 minutes to listen to Missionary sisters talk about Our Lady of Fatima’s call to prayer.
Parents are very welcome to come along and join us if you can make it. As you will read below, the pilgram image will be in our Church from 12.30pm -6.30pm .
HAVE YOU CIRCLED THE 19TH OCTOBER ON YOUR CALENDAR? 🙂
Early this term every student went home with a folder containing:
A sponsor sheet
A booklet detailing prizes that students can earn
A note explaining what our Term 4 Colour Run is all about
A plastic bag for money
The School Colour Run is to be held on Friday, 19th October.
Each child is to collect sponsors over the school holidays (with parent help) and all families are asked to come along on the 19th October to either join in or cheer from the sidelines, as children walk, jog or sprint around our Colour Run course!
At different spots along the way entrants (children, mums, dads, staff) will be showered with colours (unless they opt for the ‘no-colour’ run).
After/during the colour run families can bring their own picnic or enjoy some tasty food, a drink and an ice-cream from one of the food trucks!
In addition to raising funds, we hope that this community event will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, to meet and greet new families and relax after the working week.
This is our one major fundraiser for the year and with your support, we really hope it will be a great success!
In the meantime, please read the instructions in the pack provided and we look forward to seeing what we can achieve together!
A huge thank you to all families for your wonderful support of the children’s school disco and drinks and nibbles night last Friday! We all had a really great time and the children were fantastic from start to finish!
Despite awful weather we had over 350 children attend the disco and over 100 parents gather in the hub to have a chat! A really awesome community effort and we thank you sincerely for braving the weather!
A special thank you to Alison McEniery for organising the children’s disco and to Rebecca Richards for getting the Hub gathering together. These very busy working women rallied helpers and spent a considerable amount of time making sure that everyone was well catered for. Bravo girls!
Many thanks also go out to Miss Goodall and Miss Thomas who put their hand up to be DJ’s for the night! They did a fabulous job and the children really enjoyed seeing two familiar faces 🙂
As a leader, I am deeply grateful to all our stafffor their generous presence, support and practical help on the night – we are very lucky indeed to have such a committed team here at St Emilie’s!
Kerry Ross took some wonderful photos at the disco. We will let you know how you can purchase some shortly! 🙂 Thank you Kerry!
All in all a fabulous night of fun and friendship!
The Annual P&F School Disco is to be held on Friday 3rd August.
Kindy – Year 2 – 4.40pm -5.30pm
Year 3- Year 6 – 6.00pm – 7.15pm
We are in need of several parent volunteers to assist on the night please.
This year, we are using an online booking system for all volunteer bookings. Bookings close tomorrow Wednesday 25th July at 3pm so please consider if you can lend a hand. Please follow this link www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter this code: zncjc to complete your booking(s). Please see the letter attached for further information and step by step instructions for making a booking. Thank you in advance to all those who can help!
Student Supervision at the disco
There will be staff and nominated Yr 6 students assisting with supervision of children. While we understand that some parents may be a little reluctant to leave their child (particularly Kindy & PP parents), this is a great way for children to experience something new, in a safe space with familiar staff faces.
Tickets for the disco are $5.00 – paid upon arrival at the door. Please make sure children come with the correct money.
Snacks and novelty items
Will be on sale at the hall from:
4pm – 4.40pm ( K-2 Junior disco) and 5.30pm – 6.10pm (Yr 3 – Yr 6).
What to Wear – RETRO THEME
Please do not get overly worried about the ‘dress-up’ part of the disco… the ‘Retro’ theme chosen by our Year Sixes leaves a lot of room for the imagination and hopefully you won’t need to go out and buy or hire anything expensive.This year the Year Sixes have chosen a RETRO theme for the disco! Staff are opting for the retro 80’s fluro look – yes, it’s cheap, cheery and quickly sourced! 🙂 but we are imagining anything from the 60’s on would fit the bill! 🙂
It is important to keep it simple and if you can’t manage a costume it is absolutely ok for children to just come as they are 🙂
It is important that children wear practical shoes – no high heels!
The Novelty and Snack Stall will be open 4pm – 6.10pm.
Please make sure that children have a little wallet or purse in which they can keep money safe.
No food or drinks can be taken into the hall – these are to be consumed when purchased, or on the way home.
For a small cost, tea and coffee and Wine and Nibbles are available for parents in the LEARNING HUB (located to the right of the school library near the Year 5 classrooms). You are warmly invited to pop in and have a chat to friends and new families while your children are at the disco.
If you plan on attending the Wine and Nibbles in the Learning Hub and you have a school-aged child that is not at the disco, there will be a child minding service available in the school library where children will be supervised by teachers. $3.00 per child is to be paid at the door and children will be able to watch a movie and or draw/colour in. You are asked to please let us know if you plan on using this service ahead of time by …
KINDY -YEAR 2 DISCO
4.30pm – 5.30pm
With eight classes discoing and playing games in the hall, it doesn’t leave any room for parents in there too.
If you wish to stay and wait, you are invited to walk across to the new Learning Hub and have a chat and perhaps share a glass of wine or a cuppa with other parents.
Any siblings younger than Kindy age are to be strictly supervised by their parents at all times.
In the hall, children will be fully supervised by staff. Children will not be allowed to leave the hall until they are collected by their parent promptly at 5.30pm.
Children will be seated in year levels in the hall ready for you to collect them at 5.30pm.
Please note that after children from Year K-2 have been collected, they will not be permitted to re-enter the hall.
YEAR 3 -YEAR 6 DISCO
6.00pm – 7.15pm
As no food or drink are permitted in the hall, Years 3-6 children are encouraged to bring their own water bottle for during the disco (other drinks are available for purchase before the disco, however they must be consumed before entering the hall). Please make sure that these bottles have a name on them!
Students can purchase snacks/drink from 5.15pm however they must remain under the supervision of their parent until 6.00pm when the disco commences.
Children from Yrs 3-6 are to be dropped to the hall door.
Parents are to collect their child from the hall promptly at 7.15pm. Children will not be allowed to leave the hall without a supervising adult.
Children will be seated in year levels ready for you to collect them.
(Please be mindful that staff and P&F helpers will all be needing to pack up and head home as soon after this as possible so everybody’s full cooperation is needed to take children home on time!)
Please note: While we recommend that parents do not stay at the disco, those who plan on staying rather than driving home and back again, are reminded that they are invited to come and support the P&F Wine and Cheese Evening in the Learning Hub.
Not staying outside the disco helps us to maintain supervision more easily; it gives your child some ‘safe’ independence and freedom; it gives children more confidence to ‘have a go’ and get involved in the dancing and games without parents ‘watching on’.
Every opportunity that your child is offered is the result of a lot of careful planning and the hard work, generosity of time, cooperation and goodwill of many staff and parents.
The way that you can show appreciation on a night such as this is by – following the rules; helping out where you can and by encouraging your children to be thankful and positive. Your modelling goes a long way to achieving this, thank you!
All children are expected to:.
Know the boundaries – where they are allowed to be and where they are not to be.
Understand that a disco is about joining in and making the night fun for everyone – this takes care and consideration.
Bring and use their best manners, to put rubbish into the bins provided and to thank the staff and parents that are helping at the disco before they leave.
Make sure that they are wearing sensible clothing (high heels are not practical or safe; and children need to be mindful of dressing modestly and age appropriately; please label clothing that might be taken off during the evening).
Seek help from staff or one of the designated parent helpers if they need any help.
All parents are expected to:
read the notes above and following them carefully.
Be considerate of those who may be attending Friday night Mass i.e. leave parking bays right outside the church for parishioners
Turn up and leave on time
Encourage children to thank parents and staff for the disco
Be considerate in the parking area
understand that only staff (and Yr 6 student helpers) who have been given permission prior to the disco are to be in the hall during the discos.
Older high school siblings are not to come to the disco, thank you.
See you there and on your behalf we sincerely thank Alison McEniery,Rebecca Richards and the P&F for organising this event and the staff for giving up their Friday night to support your children in having some social fun together!
8.00am – 8.30am this Wednesday, the 1st August, families and children are warmly invited to join Father Giovanni, staff and parishioners at Mass.
This is a really wonderful opportunity for families to be together, to hear the Word and to receive Communion.
Connecting to the Eucharist helps us to receive ‘food for the journey’; to energise and recharge, to reflect on where we are going, to seek forgiveness for the times we have let ourselves and others down, and to ask for the help we need to move forward in a positive direction!
A reminder that children from Years 3-6 will be running in today’s House Cross Country FRIDAY 20th JULY.
It looks like we are really lucky and the weather is going to be fine this morning!
Classes from Years 3 -6 will assemble on the oval to support teammates from their House. (In the unlikely event of rain, classes will be brought out to run when it is their turn and other classes will remain indoors).
Children are to wear their House t-shirts and can wear sport shoes other than their black ones if they wish, however they need to bring their school shoes to change into after the event.
Families are very welcome to come along to cheer and support!
Sadly, I am away at CEWA today, but I will certainly be there in spirit!
This term the student’s sporting experiences will be Athletics based, in order to prepare children for our Athletics Carnival at the conclusion of the term. Health classes will focus on the benefits of Physical Activity, Healthy Eating. I will also be supporting classroom teachers with the teaching of the Keeping Safe Curriculum content this term.
YEAR 1,2 & 3
Sport – Students will learn and practice Spiky Ball, Flag Relay and Baton Relay in preparation for the carnival.
They will also learn correct sprinting technique and compete in 70 metre time trials that will influence the divisions they will compete in on carnival day.
Health – Topics this term will include:
‘Core Foods’ and importance of a balanced diet
Packing a Healthy Lunchbox
Importance Of Physical Activity and how it affects our body
Physical Activity in the community
YEAR 4, 5 & 6
Sport – Students will compete in 3 carnivals this term.
Jumps & Throws (Field Events)
Athletics Track Events
Sport classes will focus on the skills to prepare students for each of these carnivals.
This includes team game practice for Corner Spry, Leaderball, Baton Relay and Sprint Time trials. Students will also learn the correct technique for Field Events that include : Turbo Javelin, Shot Put and Long Jump.
Health – Topics this term will include:
Food groups and Nutrients
Nutrition and Reading Labels
Importance of Exercise and Fitness
Importance of Personal Cleanliness
IMPORTANT PARENT REMINDER
Here at St Emilie’s we have a heathy eating policyand parent support is essential.
A well balanced lunch box includes:
1) Sandwich, wrap or crackers
Remember that wholegrain and wholemeal varieties of breads and crisp breads are best. Try to also include a protein rich filling such as ham, tuna, chicken breast or egg on sandwiches as the protein helps to keep kids full throughout the afternoon.
2) Piece of fruit
Fresh fruit is always best as dried fruit, fruit juice, fruit sticks and straps are high in sugar and digested quickly.
3) Dairy food
Dairy foods including milk, cheese, yoghurt and dairy snacks provide both calcium and protein for healthy bones, teeth and growth. Look for the very few yoghurts that do not contain added sugar where possible.
Aim for snacks to contain less than 400kJ or 100 calories per serve and options that are made from whole grains — see the list detailed below. Naturally homemade snacks such as banana bread or mini muffins are better options nutritionally if you do have time to make them.
Water should always be the drink of choice for children. Fruit juice, cordial and flavoured waters are high in sugar and not consumed regularly.