A few reminders about procedures for dropping off and picking up your children here at St Emilie’s.
Please give way to cars at the crosswalk so Amherst Road can be cleared as much as possible of traffic. In the afternoon there is a teacher on duty to facilitate this.
When dropping off/picking up children, drive through as far as possible. Do not stop in front of the administration building if there is space in front of you to drive forward.
Please do not enter through the gate near the Church or the gate on Philadelphia Parade as these are exit gates only.
Only cross at the crosswalk, there are a number of families crossing in front of where the staff park their cars.
When being dropped off and picked up, children should only exit/enter their cars on the left hand side of the car, school bags should not be in the boots of cars. If your child is unable to do up their seat belt independently, please do not use drive through.
Just a reminder to parents of children who are receiving a Sacrament in 2018 that the Sacramental Enrolment Forms are now available from the Church Foyer.
The completed forms are to be brought to a Commitment Mass on the weekends of 17th & 18th, and the 24th & 25th February, at the 6.30pm, 7.15am, 9am and 5pm Masses. Attendance at one of these Commitment Masses is part of your families commitment to the Sacramental Program.
Further details are on the noticeboard in the Church Foyer.
Any questions please contact me at school or Lyn Harkins, the Sacramental Program Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday, a St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School basketball team travelled to Bendat Basketball Centre in Floreat to compete in the State Championships for primary school basketball. The team qualified by winning a tournament at Lakeside Recreation Centre in Bibra Lake in August.
The top 12 primary school boys basketball teams from across the state qualified for the State Championship. The boys representing St Emilie’s were Taj F, Ethan S, Ky C, Luca D, Nicholas D, Kade M, Patrick S and Lachlan B.
The boys team had two early wins against Bannister Creek Primary School and Rangeway Primary School in the first two rounds. In round three, they came up against the undefeated Ashdale Primary School and lost a close game by 1 point. Two hard fought games followed against Greenmount Primary School and Wembley Primary School which resulted in wins to the St Emilie’s team. By winning four games and only losing one game, the boys moved into the finals.
In the semi-final, St Emilie’ came up against East Fremantle Primary School, and after a slow start worked hard on defense to come away with the win and move into the Grand Final. In the Grand Final, the St Emilie’s team were playing against Ashdale Primary School, who defeated the team earlier in the tournament. The first half was a close contest with St Emilie’s in early foul trouble, only in the last few minutes were the boys able to build a small lead. The second half was a great example of teamwork with all the boys concentrating on rebounding and defense, and St Emilie’s pulled away to win by 15 points. St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School became the state champions for boys primary school basketball in Western Australia.
Special thanks to Brett Forrestwho coached the team throughout the tournament and was a positive and special influence on the boys. His expertise and impact on the boys in the tournament through his coaching and mentoring was much appreciated. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to support, and also to those parents who helped with scoring and assisting the team. A big thanks to Rachel Davies who organised the special St Emilie’s basketball uniforms for the tournament. Most of all, congratulations to the boys who competed, they were a credit to the St Emilie’s community, showing great sportsmanship and maturity in a tough tournament. We are proud of their efforts in representing St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School.