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.
Three Blind Mice
What will we place in the treasure chest?
Working together so well, there will be no need to walk the plank!
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.
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?