On Wednesday the 12th of September, we had our whole school Open Night. – Roman
In our classrooms, we showed our families around to look at some of the work we have been doing in class. – Soreti & Jessica
This was an opportunity to show our parents the progress we have made since Term One’s Open Night. – Michele
One of our big displays in the classroom was an Engineering Incursion Reflection which was part of our Balloon Powered Car Project. – Adam & Nicholas
Another display we had in our classroom was our Fruit of the Holy Spirit Goodness comic strips. – Rihanna
We also had a display outside the classroom which were our self portraits that we drew. Our parents had to guess which one we were! – Joshua
This Open Night was a little bit different to the one in Term One. Over in the hall we had a big Maths Expo which we called a ‘Mathstravaganza’. – Ruby & Kieran
The Year Four exhibition was about time and following directions to locate information on a grid. We took part in the challenge with our families to get on the grid and answer the questions. – Daisy, Sophie J & Amber
There were also a few tents in the hall which showcased different parts of maths. – Jayne
The three tents were problem solving, mental maths and MAI. – Jordan, Josh & Lizzie
On the 13th of September, the Year Fours went to St Norbert College to view their Creative Arts Exhibition. – Nina
We were given a sheet of paper, which had a quiz on it, and we had to look around the exhibition to find the answers. – Sophia
There were lots of forms of art on show such as design technologies, paintings, food technology, tactile artwork, wood and metal work, textiles, clay models and etching. – Eva, Jason, Jesse, Elijah, Fin, Taylah, Gabby D & Keeley
We all loved seeing the beautiful artwork and we are feeling inspired to go and create our own artworks! – Linisha & Louis
At the end of the excursion, we each received a special goody bag from the school, which we loved! – Ayva
It was really great to see some past St Emilie’s students’ artwork on display as well.
Thanks Mr Harvey and St Norbert College for having us!
In the early years, children begin to learn about money and financial mathematics by exploring Australian coins and notes. We had fun learning to recognise, describe and order coins and notes according to their values and experimented with counting collections. Children are curious about money and how it works. This unit of work encouraged their curiosity and assisted in building their knowledge of Australian currency.
We rolled the money dice and collected the corresponding coins from the Bank. As our coin collections grew, we learnt how to exchange for coins of higher value. The first person to trade their coins for a $5 note was the winner!
We had fun learning how to do a coin rubbing. We used silver and gold pencils to create a print and looked at the features of different coins.
Piggy Bank Bingo!
Money Puzzles helped us to match number, symbols, words and decimals.
We used an App on our I Pads to learn the value of coins and notes.
We have all enjoyed engaging in activities to learn about Australian money!
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.
Wow! Another year has come and gone and we were again blown away by our Creative Dance Troupe.
Last Friday night St Emilies Creative Dance Troupe competed in the Primary Dance section of Catholic Perming Arts Festival at the Perth Convention Centre.
All 40 students represented our school beautifully and danced their hearts out. We could not be prouder of their effort, commitment and overall attitude towards dance and the arts.
The students were honoured with a ‘Merit of Outstanding’ which places them in the top Catholic Primary Schools in Western Australia.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all 40 students for their hard work and dedication to this after school program. We would also like to thank the parents for their support over the past two terms.
-Mrs Kristy Bull, Miss Chantelle Goodall & Miss Tiana Massimi
Please enjoy our Creative Dance entry for 2018 ‘Like me!’
Being ‘the new kid’ at school can be exciting but it can also be scary. Trying to make friends and figuring out where you fit in can be overwhelming. But what if everyone wanted to be your friend? Would this make things easier or harder? Each group is so different and likes different things. You might ask….”where to from here?” Lets meet ’the new kid’. She asks the question…”can’t we all be friends and do things together?”
Mrs Cogger was very proud to attend the Celebration of Science Community expo on Sunday morning. She was keen to attend as we had three of our St Emilie’s students win prizes for their logo designs.
At 10am there was a beautiful welcome to country ceremony by Shaun Nannup. Shaun is a leader of reconciliation. His purpose in life is to connect people through his stories. Then we had another welcome from Paul Ng, Mayor of the City of Canning. Josh Byrne was also a special guest at the expo and he was asked to present the awards to the students.
Our three winners had their work on display for all to see.
The students were then invited up to be congratulated by Josh Byrne and Paul Ng.
Lastly Mrs Cogger had to go up too as Miss De Gooijer’s 1B class won the class award. 1B will receive a ‘free’ excursion to CREEC to learn more about the environment and nature.
This week we celebrated National Science Week with Mrs Cogger during Science. Mrs Cogger held the Brain Break quiz for the year 6 students. The students worked in teams of 3 to answer ten Science quiz questions. Mrs Cogger had plenty of prizes to give away all donated by National Science Week.
Our winners with 9/10 were Sienna, Connor and Chanel. They each received a NSW cap.
Second place was Emelia, Meilee and Isabellle. These students received a bookmark and pen.
There were several teams on equal third place.
Mrs Cogger wished to share the National Science Week fun with the teachers. So each morning she emailed out one quiz question. The teachers had to inbox the correct answer. Here are our happy winners.
There were several other National Science Week winners throughout the week. Here are some more happy winners.
This morning the Devereux brothers and and the Backus children met with Mrs Cogger to work in St Emilie’s Community Veggie Garden. Today we had some seed potatoes to plant. These were left over from our donation of seed potatoes from WA Potatoes Seed Potatoes for Schools project. We had been waiting for these last few potatoes to start ‘chitting’. Mrs Devereux also brought along a few of her Royal Blue potatoes that were ready to be planted.
First of all we had to weed the garden bed.
Here we are ‘armed and ready’ with our garden tools.
Then we had to dig a hole to plant our potato.
It was so cold this morning that we were all breathing out ‘steam’. So Mrs Cogger took a photo of us all being little ‘puffing billies’. Can you see the steam?
We are still looking to fill the veggie garden roster with volunteers so if you would like to meet on Friday 17th August at 8am, then please let Mrs Cogger know. Mrs Cogger would like to thank the Devereux and Backus families for volunteering this morning.