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.
Father Giovani shows us his talents.
Singing along with Father.
Preparing for Bishop Don
Bishop Don speaks to the Year Sixes.
On Wednesday 17th October we attended a Confirmation workshop with parents or sponsors.
Which gift of the Holy Spirit do your parents think you have developed most in your life so far?
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
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.
On Wednesday 9th August, Year Six Blue had the pleasure of a visit from Father Giovanni. Father spoke candidly with our class and we learned many new things about him. He told us all about his last retreat to the Eastern States and we learnt about Sicily, Italy, where Father grew up. We also prayed together using one of the Social Justice prayers that we have written in Year Six. We shared an interesting time together and really enjoyed Father’s wonderful sense of humour and his interesting stories.