We were so excited to host a playdate for all our Dads, Pops, Grand dads, Grandpas, Uncles and Mums for Father’s Day.
It was great fun to play Lego and Mobilo, build collage and play dough, go birdwatching in our dramatic play bushland, use the sandpit and generally have a super time together!
Thanks to all our special visitors for coming along…we hope you felt very loved and appreciated!
Term 3 – Week 8 – 6th September 2017
FIRST AID FOCUS!
Today, we were lucky enough to attend an Incursion from St John Ambulance – First Aid. Our presenter’s name was Stacey.
Stacey taught our Kindy children what an EMERGENCY means and she thoroughly discussed a number of different scenarios that may result in an EMERGENCY. We revised the important number that we all need to know in case of an emergency – 000
We viewed a series of large visuals and discussed the potential hazards that could occur in each scene. We discussed what each child CAN do to assist someone in need.
D – is for DANGER
R – is for RESPONSE
We look out for danger, before we respond, then we ask our person in need a series of questions to determine whether they require an ambulance and also to determine if it really is an emergency situation.
The children were asked to learn some important information about themselves to assist the emergency services personnel if they ever do need to ring up for help. We ask all our families to please assist our Kindy children to learn this information at home.
My important information: * My name * My house number * The name of my street * The names of my next door neighbours, grandparents and close friends that could help me in and emergency.
A special card will be sent home with your child. Please help your child to fill out this form and learn the important information necessary, in case of an emergency.
We viewed another set of visuals and talked about which emergency service we may require, in certain situations – ambulance, fire or police.
We learnt about PARAMEDICS – what they do and the special clothes they require. Paramedics wear GREEN with a sliver lining. The silver lining glows at night so people can see them easily.
We learnt about the AMBULANCE – what it looks like inside and out and how we know if there is an emergency when an ambulance is travelling on the road.
We then participated in a fun partner activity. One person lay on the floor with their eyes closed whilst the other stood over them. we pretended that the person on the floor needed medical assistance and we practiced “Danger,” “Response” and the special questions we need to ask before determining whether there is an EMERGENCY.
This is the procedure we followed:
- Look for DANGER
- Ask the following questions: *Can you hear me? *Can you open your eyes? *Can you squeeze my hand? If the answers are all NO… then:
- Give a gentle tickle on their shoulders. If still no response, then…
- Ring 000 – ask for AMBULANCE and remember my important information!
At the conclusion of our session, Stacey recapped with us, what an emergency is and the children identified the following scenarios as a few examples of real and true emergencies:
- If someone accidentally drank some poison
- If someone broke their arm/leg
- If someone cannot breathe
- If someone falls over and splits their head
- If there is a car crash
Please make sure you read the web post (in School News) by Mr Davis, our Health & Physical Education Specialist Teacher, who organised St Emilie’s representation at our first interschool Basketball competition!
Our Boys A team went through the comp undefeated and took out the Grand final in a very impressive win! A super effort and congratulations boys!
Lachy (far right) is to be highly commended on representing our school to such a high standard in both basketball and in oracy and drama in the last two weeks. Bravo Lachy – it is wonderful to see you developing your strengths across different domains!
As a school we pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of opportunity our students receive across all areas of the curriculum – sport being one of these.
A huge thank you to Mr Paul Davis on his ongoing commitment to raising the profile of physical education and sporting opportunity in our school – you are doing a really top job and it is very much appreciated!
While as leaders we cannot always attend each of these events, we are there in spirit and the updates we receive during days like these are certainly very exciting!
Congrats to all students who participated – being actively involved and being good sports, is another cause for much celebration here at St Emilie’s!
Well done everyone and thank you.
Our run of Performing Arts success just keeps on rolling in with our Year 6 student performances in the Oracy and Drama section!
All students achieved excellent results and have so much to feel very proud of!
On Friday we were informed that Aaliyah Poinen, has also won a shield – the Oracy Australia Award in the Primary Solo Speech & Drama section. Whoo hoo! Congratulations Aaliyah!
Many thanks to all our wonderful dads for coming along to our Father’s Day brekkie and to those of you who ‘had a close shave’, hammered, played and got into the swing of a late start to work – BRAVO!!!
We wish all our dads and grandads a very happy and relaxing Father’s Day!
Term 3 – Week 7 – 30th August 2017
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
We had such a beautiful morning in Kindy today! Thank you to all the dads, step-dads, granddads, to papa, dida and the brave and lovely nana who attended our Father’s Day Playdate…you all made our day so special and wonderful! The smiles on the children’s faces were priceless and it was so lovely to see everyone enjoying the activities, playing and engaged with one another!
We hope you enjoy viewing the photos!
The “Barber Shop” was certainly a big hit! We had a queue of eager customers! The children loved applying shaving cream, “shaving”, washing, drying, combing and sprinkling a dash of aftershave onto their willing participants! We had some freshly shaven, sweet smelling people in the room today! Such fun!
There was painting of handprints, constructing boats, banging and hammering, lots of cuddling, dinosaur imaginative play, play dough creations, ten pin bowling, hoola-hooping awesome tricks and playing with letters!
There was colouring, cutting, gluing, writing special messages to dads, creating special ties for dads to wear, creating hammer bookmarks, tic-tac-toe, lots of outdoor fun and more cuddling!
There were plenty of smiles, laughs and beautiful memories made! We hope you all enjoyed our special song and movie too! The children have been busy creating, painting and cooking special presents for you all…but, SHHH…that’s a SURPRISE for Sunday!
May you all have a blessed and beautiful day this Sunday… we hope that you will get to be “KING” for the day!
LIFE ED VAN
We were so lucky to be invited to participate in a visit to the LIFE ED VAN that was visiting the whole school last week!
The unit topic on Belonging and Connecting” connected very well with our own Growth Mindset Unit in our Kindy Programmes.
Harold the Giraffe shared his videos about the choices we can make that help others and allow our own hearts to grow, through being kind, helpful and generally treating others with care.
We shared with the class something or someone we are grateful for in our lives as we placed a token in a bucket, such as our parents, our families, our brother and so on.
We played games wth a tiny Harold as we worked together holding all the way around a large piece of fabric like a parachute, to give the little puppet some jumping fun in the middle!
Then as we were leaving the van, we could pat and thank Harold for sharing his ideas with us!
Thank you to all our families for helping us with our BOOK WEEK costumes! they looked truly fabulous and the Pre-Primary children enjoyed our parade as we announced which character we came as from our favourite story.
Thinking of books, thank you to our families for also sharing our “Read To Me” stories with us each week
and to Mrs Taylor for swapping them over every Monday- she is a book champion!
Remember to share a book with someone every day!