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!
Congratulations to Jordana, Mia and Georgia who participated in the Perth Weetbix Tryathlon on Sunday 30th March – a fabulous effort girls! The event is held at Langley Park in East Perth and starts with a swim in the Swan River, followed by a ride and run on the specially designed Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon course. It is always great to hear about children from our school who are using their time to keep fit, to have fun and to set themselves a personal challenge. Way to go girls!
This Thursday evening the 3rd April, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Year Three children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the very first time. Families and parishioners will also participate in this liturgy of the Second Rite as personal and communal preparation for the joy of Easter Sunday, when we celebrate Jesus conquering death and rising to New Life. Please keep our Year Three’s and their families in your prayers as they take time out of the busyness to reflect upon their need for healing and peace.
Last week all Year Six students were invited to write an application to the St Emilie’s School Leadership Team for an opportunity to meet the Premier on Friday 21st March and ask him a couple of questions of interest to them. Teyharna Curry and Jordan Passeur’s application letters were selected and the girls joined other representative students, at the invitation of Mr Peter Abbetz MLA. They both found the experience interesting and Mr Munro, who accompanied them, reported that the girls did our school proud! Congratulations and thank you girls!
Last Saturday night saw the first of our children from Years 3, 4 and 6, who will receive either the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation, along with the support of their families, commit to the Sacramental program for 2014. This is a special time for us all as we continue to ask ourselves – how can I be the hands, the feet, the eyes, the body of Jesus in my everyday life?
Representative Staff members, School Board and P&F members were also commissioned in their roles for 2014. As leaders in our school community, we ask that God will continue to guide and nourish us in our important work.
Last Wednesday, 19th March 2014, was our first GANNON HOUSE DAY ! Sr Margaret Mary Gannon was our VIP and she joined us at our mini House assembly, where she received her very own Gannon House shirt and some beautiful flowers, that were bright orange of course! Children thoroughly enjoyed their shared lunch and team games and it was all capped off with a delicious orange icy-pole – ah, life is good!
All the best for the year ahead Gannon House!
St Emilie’s provides families with a number of opportunities for enrolling children into various extra-curricular activites including:
Instrumental Music – Mr Nick Dabbs
- Held Mondays and Tuesdays before and after school and Thursdays after school.
- Students need to be supervised by a parent or guardian in between lessons.
- Website for more information: Keyed Up Music
Keyed Up Music will be running keyboard and guitar lessons after school at St Emilie’s in term 1 2015. Prices start from $15.45 plus gst for a group lesson. To enrol, go to http://www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolments.html or ring Therese on 1300 366 243 with any queries. Still a few keyboard places available.
Play for Life Clinics – Jacob Aquino
- After school 3.10-4.10pm
- 7 weeks duration each term
- the day for Term 1 TBD
- General Information and contact details will come home early each term with details of what is on offer.
- 7.25am – 8.25am Wednesdays
- contact Phil Sofoulis on 0415 117 279