Many thanks to one of our St Emilie’s parents, Maneesha Free who always offers her time and talent to our school at all community events.
All the money she raised on the Family Fun Night was donated to the P&F. We are so grateful for her incredible generosity and the support she gives to our school and we are of course in awe of her very special talent!
Thank you for helping to make our night a success Maneesha!
Check out her Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/facepaintandballoons/
Fast from ignorance;
Feast on opening the mind to new ways of thinking.
Fast from walking in darkness;
Feast on Christ’s illuminating light!
Fast from thoughts of what divides us
Feast on the healing power of all that unites us!
Fast from words that pull people down;
Feast on words that build people up!
Fast from discontent;
Feast on gratitude!
Fast from anger;
Feast on patience!
Fast from pessimism;
Feast on optimism!
Fast from complaining;
Feast on finding a solution!
Fast from negative conversations, negative people and negative situations;
Feast on dwelling in a positive head space!
Fast from bitterness that erodes;
Feast on forgiveness that frees.
Fast from self-absorption;
Feast on compassion and empathy for others.
Fast from personal anxiety;
Feast on trusting in God’s great love.
Fast from discouragement;
Feast on hope!
Fast from thoughts that depress;
Feast on thoughts that uplift!
Fast from lethargy;
Feast on enthusiasm and passion!
Fast from words and actions that weaken;
Feast on words that strengthen and inspire!
Fast from rushing and racing;
Feast on a slower pace, calm and serenity!
Fast from idle gossip;
Feast on purposeful restraint!
Fast from problems that overwhelm;
Feast on daily reflection and prayer that uplifts and sustains!
The goal of the night was simply to be together as a community, to give our kids a chance to gather in a relaxed social setting and for all of us to get to know and to welcome new families to St Emilie’s.
We are so grateful to every family that made the effort on a Friday night to come along – especially those who reached out in friendship to others. Your presence means a lot to us all and especially to your children.
I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to have a chat with Mum, Dads and children at events like these – thank you to all those who said gidday – it is really appreciated.
Have a great week everyone!
Term 1, Week 2
Our First Day!
The first day can be a little scary for young children beginning school for the first time! After our Kindy children said goodbye to their parents, they settled in to the day very well. They had a tour of the classroom, met the teachers and soon enough they couldn’t wait to begin playing and exploring their environment!
We read the text, “First Day,” by Andrew Daddo and Jonathan Bentley. We related the story to our own “First Day” experiences and we all loved the part of the story when mummy and her little girl took a “First Day Selfie” together!
We hope you enjoy a few of our “First Day” photos:
A very sincere thank you is being sent your way for your presence at our Parent Information Night last week – it was wonderful to see you and we hope you walked away feeling positive, informed and excited about the year ahead!
Just as a family benefits from spending quality time together, so too does our whole school community. We really appreciate how busy life is for everyone, however opportunities where we can come together as one school family are also really special. We look forward to seeing your family support these type of events throughout the year.
This Wednesday morning 7th February, from 8.00am to 8.30am families are warmly invited to join staff, Board and P&F members as they are commissioned in their roles for 2018. A Community Mass was introduced a couple of years ago to give families on their way to work a chance to attend Mass with their children – it’s a really great way to start the day.
As you will have read our Annual Family Fun Night is being held on Friday 16th February from 5pm to 7.30pm..
The main goal of this night is to come together, to join in the activities, to spend time and have fun with your own children and to reach out and get to know some other families a little better – especially our new families. As significant adults in the lives of our children, our own attitude to opportunities like this one is key. If we project a positive attitude, enthusiasm and enjoyment, then it has a ripple effect on our children.
Bravo to everyone on the great take-up of the new school app. Like anything new, there is always a learning curve before success. Parents are reminded to please remain patient, kind and understanding – particularly with our hard working Office Admin team.
Have a terrific week everyone!