The first two weeks of Year Six have already flown by! Students have had a great start to the term getting organised and becoming familiar with their committee roles and responsibilities.
On Thursday the 15th November some of the Year Six students were very fortunate to participate in an Interschool Cricket Carnival at Kent Street Senior High School.
Students were organised into teams and played in a series of “round robin” mini cricket matches.
The day was a complete success with all students having a wonderful time, applying skills that they have learnt and displaying great sportsmanship and camaraderie.
On 28th August we celebrated Book Week at St Emilies. Six Blue invited our Year Two Blue buddies to our class to celebrate and share our love of books together. To begin with we discussed and shared the books that had inspired the characters we were dressed as. Next we watched a short Treasure Island cartoon to peak our interest in the whole Book Week theme. Finally we completed an activity where the students designed “coins” for a treasure chest. On each coin the students wrote the title of their favourite stories. These treasure chests were decorated and our Year Two buddies took them home. Overall it was a wonderful afternoon filled with sharing a love of books.
On Monday 27th August, St Emilie’s had a visit from Mike from World of Maths. The Year Six students had numerous opportunities to engage in many interesting and challenging problem solving activities. The students worked together in small groups to try and solve various mathematical problems. Overall it was a very inspiring and rewarding afternoon that provided the students an opportunity to apply and challenge their understandings to a variety of math concepts.
On Friday 3 August, St Emilie’s hosted the annual school disco. The theme for the disco was “Retro” and we were all amazed at the creative and extravagant costumes that we saw on the night. Everyone clearly went to a lot of effort to get into the groove of the retro theme! Everyone had a fantastic night showing off their groovy moves.
On Friday the 8th June, the Year Six students had the pleasure of attending an incursion with Patrick Reid. Patrick is an experienced teacher and university lecturer with a keen interest in everything science and mathematics. Patrick demonstrated many interesting scientific experiments and posed, then explained mathematical problems. The students explored tangrams as well as some fascinating facts about astronomy. Overall the morning proved to be an enriching and worthwhile learning experience for all of the students.
On Friday 8th June, the year Six students participated in the Eagle’s Cup netball competition. St Emilie’s hosted an exciting home game against St Munchin’s. Most of the Year Six students who are participating have never played netball before, and Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. Harvey have been very impressed with the level of skill that has developed with the extra training sessions. We are delighted with the “have a go” attitude and wonderful sportsmanship we have witnessed over the last few weeks, from all participants.
On Wednesday 23 May, Year Six Blue met with their Year Two buddy class. The Year Two’s read their buddy reports and the Year Sixes showed them their fables that they had written, illustrated and recorded. It was a warm afternoon and the students spent some quality time together, reading and sharing their literary talents.
On Friday 3rd November the Year Six students met with their Year Two buddies to talk about the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The Year Two’s made special Confirmation cards to give to their buddies, which was a very thoughtful gesture and the Year Six students were very touched by the beautiful cards they received.
It was a very special time spent together!