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!
In Year Six we have been preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
We understand that Confirmation strengthens the spiritual gifts we received through Baptism, and offers us the special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News in our actions and words. The Sacrament of Confirmation will help to strengthen us in our faith as we renew our baptismal promises and recommit to being a Christ follower.
As well as completing classroom activities that assist us with understanding more about this Sacrament, we were very lucky to have a visit from Bishop Donald Sproxton. Bishop Don, along with Father Giovanni and Father Chien, visited St Emilie’s on Tuesday 16th October and spoke to us about this wonderful and very special Sacrament.
On Wednesday 17th October we attended a Confirmation workshop with parents or sponsors.
On Wednesday 13th September we opened our classrooms to showcase the learning that has been happening in Year Six Blue. It was wonderful to see so many families coming along! Our Social Justice concept starred as the foundation for many of our showcased learning activities. The students have worked hard over the term and have a great deal to be proud of.
On Tuesday 22nd August the Year Five and Six classes had the pleasure of a visit from author Nadia King to celebrate this year’s Book Week. Nadia is the author of Jenna’s Truth, a touching story inspired by true events about a young girl who was bullied in school. Nadia also told us about her life and offered these tips for getting started as a writer.
- Dream your story
- Use writing prompts
- Live your life
- Be nosey
Overall it was a very relevant and interesting presentation by Nadia. The students asked some thoughtful and meaningful questions which will assist students when writing their own narratives.