Vivienne returned to St Emilie’s this week to talk to the students about what happens at the Materials Recovery Facility once all the recyclables have been collected from our homes.
The students learned about the whole process from the moment the truck is emptied onto the tipping floor until the materials are ready baled and ready for collection.
All the students played a sequencing game to demonstrate and show how the materials are recovered.
We enjoyed our visits with Vivienne and we wish her all the best as she spreads the message about recycling and the waste message.
This week we invited Vivienne back to St Emilie’s to talk to the students about waste management. Vivienne is the Education Officer for Cleanaway and she is one of our favourite visitors. We look forward to seeing her every couple of years. Cleanaway is the company that collects all the waste throughout the City of Gosnells. It is also National Recycling Week so it is important to think about our future and make plans on how to better manage our waste.
The students learned about what we should place in our General Waste and Recycling Waste bins by playing several team games.
The students learned about Waste Free lunches and how to choose products that require less packaging.
Vivienne showed the students how you can save money by buying a large 1kg block of cheese that has only one wrapper compared to a pack of 10 cheese sticks.
The students in Year 4, 5 and 6 learned about how long it takes different materials to decompose.
The students also learned about the 3 R’s hierarchy model. We should be doing MORE Reducing and sending less to landfill.
Each student will bring home a survey. Please complete the survey with your child. This will help inform Cleanaway about their waste management services and assist them to make future changes. Each students who returns the survey will receive a pop out cardboard rubbish truck and go in a draw to win a mini wheelie bin.
I hope the students have been sharing all their new knowledge about waste management and are assisting you to make changes. A few changes have already been put into place at the Cogger household!
Welcome back to Term 4! We hope you had a wonderful break!
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We have been having lots of fun in our BBB sessions this term. The Balls, Body and Brains is a fitness program designed to develop and improve children’s perceptual motor and fundamental movement skills.
Balls, Body and Brains offers children the opportunity to work through a sequence of experiences to develop their perception, motor and memory skills.
As the children’s confidence grows, language skills and fundamental sports skills are learned and developed in our BBB sessions.
The experiences enable the children to build the confidence needed to move competently into structured games and activities, and have so much FUN along the way!
This week we started to talk about what St. Emilie’s Primary School might have been like in the past. We made some predictions and shared some things that we already knew.
- We thought our school was somewhere between 17 & 30 years old.
- We know there were different teachers
- We know there were different house colours
- We know that the school has changed a lot
Next, we invited some special guests from Year Four to share the research that they have been doing and to share the interviews they conducted with significant members of the St. Emilie’s community.
Wow! We discovered SO many things that we didn’t know and even found it hard to imagine about the St. Emilie’s of the past.
We are looking forward to sharing our findings with you on Open Night!
As you know our amazing St Emilie’s Dance Troupe performed last Friday, at the Perth Convention Centre, in the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival Creative Dance section.
We have been awarded a certificate of merit for the outstanding performance. The students should all be so proud, as we are, of their hard work for the many weeks rehearsing after school as well as their brilliant performance.
And here it is…enjoy!
This programme is specifically just for girls. Unfortunately only 14% of women are in engineering careers. There are different types of engineering like chemical, electrical, software, civil and mechanical engineering.
We were split into 3-4 groups and each group got a robot with a code name on it. In my group I had Maureen, Olivia, Mia S and myself. Our robots name was The Hobbot. Each group got an Ipad and went onto an app. On our app you could programme your robot to move in any direction.
Emily Warren Roebling was a developer who was known for her contribution to finish building the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband Washington Roebling died from Caisson Disease. After Emily’s husband died she found loads of books on civil engineering and taught herself from scratch. Emily’s husband was a civil engineer and the Chief Engineer during the construction of the Bridge. Sadly Emily died on the 28th of February 1903.
We learned that there are different types of engineering that can do different types of things, for example Aerospace engineering helps with space. Generation engineering helps with GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms).
Towards the end of the incursion we got to create a little dance or song and perform it to the other girls.
This was a really fun incursion for the girls because it encourages us to dream big and be whatever we want to be.
And thanks to David and Sestley from UWA for volunteering to do this.
You both helped us out a lot and it is much appreciated.
By Ava Thorpe