HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL DADS!
We have been very busy at Kindy preparing surprises to celebrate our love for our Dads!
Congratulations to the Ng family on the safe arrival of Baby Ethan!
A baby brother for Laura- “He’s so soft!” says Laura!
This Saturday 5th September from 2.30pm to 5.00pm, you are invited to come and join the Parish Pastoral team, Fr Chien and Fr Anibal, Anne, Stuart and I and parishioners from St Emilies, to pause and reflect upon the idea of Christian service, in relation to being a volunteer here at St Emilie’s. Ministry teams will share in small groups about their journey so far and what they hope to achieve into the future.
There are many different ministries operating in the St Emilie’s parish and they are always looking for new people to join them, as new people bring fresh ideas and new energy! If you would like to come and see if there is a ministry that you might like to be part of please come along!
Please BYO small plate for afternoon tea if you can and phone Kim or Ashana on 92569696 to RSVP.
Hope to see you there! 🙂
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On Tuesday 25th August 2015, Ivy’s dad, Officer Kevin Renting visited Kindy Gold with his team to teach us about his role in the Police Force. He brought along a Police vehicle for us to explore inside. It was very exciting! We all had a turn of sitting in the front seat and pressing the buttons to turn the sirens on.
Mr Renting used the special Police radio in the car to speak to attendants back at the Headquarters. The attendants over the radio greeted us as a class, “Hello everyone at Kindy Gold, St. Emilie’s!” We had to reply back using special police “code.” We then had some time for questions and were able to examine some real handcuffs. Mr Renting spoke to us about the uniform that Police Officers wear, about how fast they have to travel when ‘catching the baddies’ and especially how the Police are there to help and keep the community safe.
We then moved into the classroom to discuss “Forensics.” Since we have been investigating “prints” in our Science Inquiry unit, Mr Renting brought along some official Police documents used for fingerprinting people and we all had a turn at creating our own fingerprints on these documents. Mr Renting discussed with us the reason why Police wear gloves when collecting evidence at the scene of a crime and how fingerprints can be lifted and used as evidence.
Thank you Officer Renting and your team! We had an AWESOME time and are growing closer to solving our own class mystery. Thanks for the goodies we were able to take home with us too!
Dear Kindy to Year Two families and staff,
Thank you so much for making the effort to come to the 1:1 Info Night last night after a long day at work and in the staff’s case, conducting 2 Way and 3 Way parent meetings all day … your presence was really appreciated.
Sincere apologies we ran over time – we know our hall chairs re not the most comfy of seats at the best of times!
Some of the key messages were:
Here at St Emilie's we are not about technology for technologies sake...
It's always about the learning...
We believe that good teaching lies at the heart of good learning - tech is a tool that, in the hands of a very good teacher, can push learning opportunites to places that are notpossible with paper and pencil.