Friday 2nd August 2019
Week 2 Term 2
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!
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!
We are all down here at Election Day and your wonderful goodies are selling well and the hot food is also popular!
Thanks again to Rachel and Larissa, Gill and Rachael from the Office and all our parent helpers for all your support throughout the day…
Every $ raised will support us to continue providing great facilities and opportunities for your children!
Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂
To all our wonderful families, THANK YOU so much for your amazing and generous support of your school by delivering tantalisingly delicious treats and by signing up to sell or cook at tomorrow’s Election. Your delicious donations mean so much … they show us that amidst the busyness and demands of family life, you understand that this opportunity is a great one and funds raised will really support our whole community.
A huge thank you to Rachael, Larissa and their team of helpers who popped in today to make sure that everything is ready to go … There was much laughter coming from the staffroom from Mums and many wistful looks from staff as they passed by your yummy donations! 🙂
If you have been unable to assist with food or a roster slot please come along and buy some of the delicious food on offer while you are waiting to vote.
Thanks again everyone and have a terrific weekend 🙂
Our newly formed MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) group is a safe and accepting place where mums of young children can find welcome, gain information, share ideas, be creative and have meaningful adult conversation. MOPS is for mothers of children 0-4 years and meets fortnightly during school terms.
Our next meeting is Monday the 27th May -9am to 11am..
If you are interested in joining the group, or if you do not have a preschooler but wish to assist with child-minding, please phone the Office and we will pass on your contact details to Sonia Pinto and Shamila McGee.
She studied at WAPPA and has a powerful and versatile voice that can easily shift from the energetic and warm tones of RnB to the soft yearnings of sentimental ballads.
Blind virtually since birth, Ritchell performs around Perth and is also teaching vocals here at St Emilie’s.
Her vibrant, exuberant and joyous music and gentle teaching style is now being enjoyed by students, staff and families alike!
If you are interested in finding out more about how to join Ritchell for a vocals lesson please phone Keyed Up Music on www.keyedupmusic.com.au/
Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend the Speech and OT Meeting in our hall yesterday – it was a great opportunity for you to hear from both Wendy Marshall and Berry Johnston in regard to the assessment results and to ways you can be supporting your child’s speech and OT development at home.
The Kindy teachers have already met with both Wendy and Berry to analyse the results of the whole cohort and they will now use this valuable information to better inform their teaching and learning program – for individuals and for the whole group. Wendy has been a speech pathologist for over 20 years in the health, education, disability and private sectors, in both rural and metropolitan centres. She also has vast experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders and is a published author as part of the team at Autism West & the Telethon Kids Institute. We are very fortunate to have Wendy and her team working here at St Emilie’s.
Berry Johnston is the principal OT and founder of Lil Peeps OT for kids. This Occupational Therapy service provides customised high quality consultation, intervention and support for children, their families and for schools like ours. Berry and her team continue to provide quality intervention here at St Emilie’s.
Speech and language therapy is concerned with the identification, assessment and support of speech, language and communication needs of children.
Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of performance. In schools, occupational therapy practitioners focus on academics, play and leisure, social participation and self-care skills.
If you have a child that you are concerned about please speak with your teacher and they can support you to connect with a therapist in our school.