On behalf of the staff and students of St Emilie’s we wish you all the very best for Mother’s Day on Sunday and for the wonderful year ahead!
It is such a privilege to be a mother … Hard work? YES! Tiring? YES! Challenging? YES! However the influence you have on your children has the potential to permeate their lives like a beautiful fragrance that lingers long after you have left … so take a breath through the challenges and try to enjoy it all, for the time we have with our precious children before they spread their wings is really all ‘in the blink of an eye’.
We also take a moment to remember and honour all of our special mothers and grandmothers who are no longer with us but whose memory we will cherish forever.
A MOTHER’S LOVE
A Mother’s love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendored miracle
that is hard to understand
But really wondrous evidence
of God’s loving guiding hand.
Helen Steiner Rice (adapted)
Good luck with cooking the breaky, minding the kids, hanging out the washing, keeping the house tidy etc while you make sure your beautiful wife has a sleep in and a relaxing breaky in bed! You can do it!
A quick pic of some of the Year 6 Mums and Dads before the campers left hmmmmnnn… perhaps they are looking a little TOO happy and excited we think!!! 🙂
A pic of the first person on camp to offer staff some help without being asked – way to go Talitha!
Early 7am boy-power beach runners to the jetty enjoy the perfect weather conditions!
Girs beach-combing with friends – a great way to start the morning!
Woodman Point staff member Dan, goes through all the safety precautions prior to our flying-fox activity.
Now how did Dan pull these straps again? Man – it looked so easy when he was doing it!
OK… now that flying fox suddenly looks much higher than we thought – AAAAAAGGGGHHH!
Team challenges and brain bush teasers – all in a day’s work on the Year 6 camp!
Callum and his uncle (coincidentally the manager of Camp Woodman Point ) say gidday to each other!
Da boyz with their camp booklet 🙂
Our second Year 6 camp here at St Emilie’s was another fabulous opportunity to build upon relationships with one another and to explore what working as a team is really all about. The camp was extremely successful, thanks to the individual and collective efforts of all staff and students. Much was learnt about ourselves and about one another… bravo to all involved!!
Please put a circle around Friday 6th June in your diary and rustle up a fun group of friends to join us at the St Emilie’s Quiz/Trivia Night! Make sure you phone the Office to book your table and please pay for your tickets ($10.00 each and $80.00 for a table of 8 people) asap. For ease of administration it will be best if one person takes responsibility for your table i.e. pays for the table and then your friends pay you back – this way we can confirm our numbers and get our planning into full swing! Staff will be generously serving you, selling drinks and snacks, assisting with child-minding and generally helping the night to run smoothly. We are looking forward to a fun night! Raffles and games will provide some frivolity and some excitement too!
The Yr 3/4 Anzac Day Prayer Service held on Friday in our school hall was a very special way for our whole school community to remember, honour, pray for and reflect upon the incredible sacrifices made by so many.
It was really lovely to have a number of parents and grandparents attend the morning tea that followed.Many thanks for your presence – it is so important that children have opportunities to identify with significant events in our history and that they listen to and learn from people who have a story to tell.
Thank you also to parents who organised for children to wear medals from relatives who are now no longer with us – very special.
May our relationships with one another and our wider local, national and world family continue to grow in peace, tolerance and mutual respect.
This term Mrs Aroozoo and Sister Nok are working collaboratively to immerse students from Years 1-6 in an integrated study of Thailand. As Sr Nok comes from Thailand she immediately becomes a very rich resource for the study of this country – its language and culture and how it is alike and different from our own here in Australia. Watch this space for some of the wonderful opportunities children are being given throughout the term!
For any family who has never had a good look at the CEO website it is well worth a visit!