On Tuesday 2nd July the Year Five and Six students participated in Keeping Safe Activities. The focus for this afternoon was on Relationships and we covered the topics; Rights and responsibilities of children and young people and Trusted Networks. The activities the students completed are all based on these focus areas.
Below is a link to the Rights of a child clip that the students viewed before completing the activities.
Overall, the teachers found that students were engaged and completed each activity, contributing some very insightful and interesting thoughts and opinions to each session. This was also a good precursor for next term’s learning about the concept of Social Justice.
This term, we have been learning all about Sustainability! In our HASS unit, we have looked at natural disasters, climate, endangered animals and investigated the things we can do to help make our planet a better place to live.
Our assembly was based on Endangered Animals. Each student chose a particular animal to research and create an art piece about. We had a great time learning about these beautiful creatures and what we can do to help them, and we hope we can play a small part in keeping them alive!
Here are some photos from the assembly. You can also click on THIS LINK to watch a video of our HISTORY by One Direction REMIX. Enjoy 🙂
To celebrate Mazenod House Day we followed in the example of St Eugene de Mazenod by donating to the homeless at St Patrick’s Community Support Centre. This is an important cause for our House as it is supported by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, which as we discovered earlier was founded by St. Eugene de Mazenod.
St. Eugene de Mazenod was an important person in his support of St Emilie de Vialar. Our Mazenod House definitely followed our motto, ‘with a generous heart’ by kindly donating thongs, mugs and socks to those less fortunate than ourselves.
As part of our focus on sustainability we have been discussing lots of ways to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’. We came up with lots of ways to do this…
‘walk or ride instead of driving a car’
‘handing down clothes to younger siblings or cousins’
‘having a compost bin’
‘reusable shopping bags’
‘repurposing old materials and making something new’
‘washing cars on the lawn’
Just to name a few!
We had a go at repurposing old T-shirts and turning them into a bag. They look great and after testing them out we are happy with how much they actually hold too!
We are also, creating sculptures out of recycled materials to enter in the ‘2019 Earth Assist Recycled Art Competition.’ Some pretty creative creatures are starting to take shape…
We cant wait to show off the finished product!
These are a work in progress, but I wonder if you can tell what type of animal each one could be? Stay tuned for the end result!
After reading one of our favourites, Wombat Stew, we went on an adventure to the bush to search for all the things we could use to create our very own wombat stew! We have been learning a lot about Australian animals and we are beginning to learn about nocturnal and diurnal animals!
Buddies and Lifelink
For LifeLink Day 2019, all students were asked to create a page for St Emilie’s LifeLink’s ‘Big Book of Love & Hope” 2019.
Messages of support and care to people in need
from Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of Perth.
We were lucky enough to create this project with our year 3 buddies! We were so excited to meet them all and work together! We worked hard with our buddies to create artwork to support and send positive messages to the Djooraminda service managed by Centrecare which provides residential care and supportive services for Aboriginal children who are not able to live within their own family environment due to either abuse, neglect or other difficulties.
Thank you to all of the parent helpers that have come in to Kindy!
If you would like to sign up for another day we would love your support!
We still require 2 parents every Tuesday morning to help us with the read me packs. Please let us know if you are available to help!
- Read me packs – return every Tuesday morning
- Crunch and Sip (small container of fruit/vegetables) every day
- Library books- return every Friday morning
It’s hard to believe that our first term in Year 3 is almost finished. The last few weeks have been spent celebrating our achievements and consolidating our learning. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to visit us on Open Night and share in our learning journey.
“I loved showing my family my magazine profile art and having them guess who was me. It was challenging and fun!” – Trent
“My favourite part was showing my narrative on Book Creator because I was very proud of it.” – Ava
“I loved playing the Maths games with my family because it was fun being the teacher and for once I felt like I knew more about something.” – Abby
“I was so happy showing my family everything because I put in a lot of effort.” – Thomas M
As you know we have also been preparing ourselves to be great role models for our Kindy Buddies and this week we finally got to meet them. We shared a story with our buddy and worked together on an Easter colouring activity.
The Year 3 students made their buddies feel so welcome and safe. They did a fantastic job of finding out a bit about what their buddy likes, answering questions that their buddy had and giving their buddy lots of praise for their amazing colouring in, drawing and writing.
Dear Parents, Thank you for your support this term. I hope you have a wonderful Easter break and I look forward to working together again in Term 2.