Thank you so much to all our families for your wonderful support of our first fundraiser for the year – the whole school walkathon! Children walked with their buddies for half the way, then once the littlies had finished, the big kids ‘got their power walk on’ and finished off their 20 laps. While we certainly raised a fabulous amount, the day itself was a time to get outdoors, chat with our buddies and build relationships, be part of a whole school community effort and to get physical! A special thank you to mums and dads who came along to assist at checkpoints and to cheer us all on – it was really great to have you all there! (One of the things we are going to purchase with our money this year is a couple of giant chess sets for outdoor play! We are also going to buy some brand new pennant flags for each of our new Houses! YAY!!)
Parents are advised that Kindy Enrolments for 2015 will be held early in Term 2, 2014. If you have a child who will turn 4 by 1 July 2015, please make sure that you have a completed enrolment form lodged with the school office. Please phone the Office to secure a date and time as per the letter that was sent out last term.
Really looking forward to meeting you all!
Come on kids and get your entry in for the PAWS FOR READING COMPETITION!
All you have to do is take a photo of your pet reading a book! Don’t worry if you don’t have a family pet – you could use one of your stuffed furry friends to model for you, or use your imagination to draw a dog or cat reading!!
You must also include with your photo your name, age, school, teachers full name & name of your pet!! Be as creative as you like, as there are great prizes to be won.
Students & teachers alike will be in with a chance to win a $100 Scholastic Voucher to spend!!!
And some lucky entrants will have their photo or artwork displayed on the Scholastic website!!
So get clicking or drawing everyone to be in the running… We will have a box set up in the office for you to pop in your entries.
Entries must be in by Wednesday 9th April, so they can be posted off to Scholastic.
Remember to BE AS CREATIVE AS YOU CAN…. Have fun & good luck everyone !
Jo Roberto ( Scholastic Coordinator)
Last week Sr Margaret Mary and Father Robert were invited along to share some of their earliest memories and stories about the beginnings of our school and parish community. We are now working on using this recording to assist us in documenting our school’s faith story.
It was such a privilege to listen to two good friends and colleagues, who were both instrumental in establishing St Emilie’s, reminiscing and looking back with such genuine affection and pride. They both said that St Emilie’s was always built upon a vision of being ‘a Christ-centred and welcoming place’.
In God’s grace, we look forward to continuing the good work of all those who have gone before us.
A HUGE thank you to all those families who came along to help out at our first big community Busy Bee on Saturday 5th April – it was a fabulous turnout and everyone got stuck into the hard work with a smile and a spring in their step! New families had an opportunity to meet new people and children really made a difference too – raking out mulch, cleaning out sandpits, wiping down ledges, sanding benches and more! The good humour, generosity of spirit and the practical help was an absolutely awesome effort and has helped save time and money in our school. Thanks also to those thoughtful families who sent in yummy morning tea for all the workers – it was delicious!
All in all another wonderful opportunity to be together and get to know each other a little more, while helping out our school community. A special thank you to Stuart Munro, Glenn Cogger, Gary Millar and the School Board for your organisation of the morning.
Congratulations to all those children from Year Three who received their First Reconciliation last Thursday evening. It is certainly very comforting to know, that especially when we have lost our way, God searches high and low for us until he finds us … and that when he finds us, he celebrates our return!
As families, may we continue to pray for the courage and the wisdom that it takes to be people of daily forgiveness and unconditional love with all we meet.
Opening hours for 2017 are as follows:
Tuesday’s 8am – 9am
Thursday 8am – 9am
Julie and Sharron
At 10.29am a BIG CONSPIRACY between students and a few very select staff ( NOT TEACHERS!) was unveiled on April Fools Day at St Emilie’s! Just as teachers from Years 1-6 were finishing lessons, the song ‘Stop Right Now’ by the Spice Girls was played over the school PA system and children suddenly jumped up and performed a class flash dance, much to the shock, amazement and confusion of teachers … the dawning realisation that it was a whole school April Fool’s joke soon led to much laughter (and relief, as teachers realised the significance of the date!) Mrs Aroozoo’s four students certainly put a super delighted smile on her face! Well done children – you were awesome and you kept such a great secret! Loved it! I also loved how the kids doing PE on the oval also managed to pull it off! Ah, yes… life is best when a little ‘school spice’ is added from time to time!