The 2017 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture is one of Australia's most prestigious Portraiture Prizes. Held in the heart of Perth, it proudly showcases and promotes Australia's top artists, including a very talented parent in our school community, Mr Daniel Heyman. Some of you may recall Daniel so generously sharing his talents and producing caricatures at our School Fete? Congratulations on your superb self-portrait entry Daniel!
Yesterday, a St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School basketball team travelled to Bendat Basketball Centre in Floreat to compete in the State Championships for primary school basketball. The team qualified by winning a tournament at Lakeside Recreation Centre in Bibra Lake in August.
The top 12 primary school boys basketball teams from across the state qualified for the State Championship. The boys representing St Emilie’s were Taj F, Ethan S, Ky C, Luca D, Nicholas D, Kade M, Patrick S and Lachlan B.
The boys team had two early wins against Bannister Creek Primary School and Rangeway Primary School in the first two rounds. In round three, they came up against the undefeated Ashdale Primary School and lost a close game by 1 point. Two hard fought games followed against Greenmount Primary School and Wembley Primary School which resulted in wins to the St Emilie’s team. By winning four games and only losing one game, the boys moved into the finals.
In the semi-final, St Emilie’ came up against East Fremantle Primary School, and after a slow start worked hard on defense to come away with the win and move into the Grand Final. In the Grand Final, the St Emilie’s team were playing against Ashdale Primary School, who defeated the team earlier in the tournament. The first half was a close contest with St Emilie’s in early foul trouble, only in the last few minutes were the boys able to build a small lead. The second half was a great example of teamwork with all the boys concentrating on rebounding and defense, and St Emilie’s pulled away to win by 15 points. St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School became the state champions for boys primary school basketball in Western Australia.
Special thanks to Brett Forrest who coached the team throughout the tournament and was a positive and special influence on the boys. His expertise and impact on the boys in the tournament through his coaching and mentoring was much appreciated. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to support, and also to those parents who helped with scoring and assisting the team. A big thanks to Rachel Davies who organised the special St Emilie’s basketball uniforms for the tournament. Most of all, congratulations to the boys who competed, they were a credit to the St Emilie’s community, showing great sportsmanship and maturity in a tough tournament. We are proud of their efforts in representing St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School.
Below is a quick synopsis of the Inter-School Athletics Carnival, which was held during week 3 of this Term. Another great day was had by all!
The carnival involved a Jumps & Throws day, which was made up of Long Jump, Shot Put, Turbo Javelin and the 400m running events.
We concluded the carnival on the Friday with the Track events, consisting of the 100m, 200m, Team Games and Relays.
The scoring from both of these carnival days are combined to give us our winning school, as well as our individual champions.
St.Emilie’s, once again performed very strongly over both carnival days and managed to finish 2nd overall!
the points were as follows:
- St.Joseph’s 1584
- St.Emilie’s 1490
- Sacred Heart 1371
- St.Munchin’s 1286
- Notre Dame 1280
- Xavier 1158
All the students who were chosen to represent St.Emilie’s can be extremely proud of themselves.
Having such excellent results does not occur without the students being committed to getting the best out of themselves. There were a number of early morning training sessions that students attended and it was great to see such enthusiasm amongst our competitors.
A big thank you to all parents who turned up and cheered us on and to Mr Munro, Mrs Harvey and Miss Agustsson who also provided fantastic assistance on the day.
Congratulations to AMY PASSEUR who was awarded Year 4 CHAMPION GIRL and to TAYLAH HABOLDT who won the Yearn6 RUNNER UP CHAMPION GIRL, missing out on being overall champion by just 1 point! A wonderful achievement girls!
St Emilie’s once again achieved great results – both on and off the field!
Paul Davis – Health & PE Specialist Teacher
Click the link below to read about our talented Year Sixes who entered monologues and duologues in the 2017 Performing Arts Festival.
CLICK HERE to view the incredible performances.
We are very proud of all the Year Sixes who entered the festival. Enjoy!
Ruby Carroll & Louise Corkhill
Last Monday, we took Three year 6 teams to compete against a number of other local primary schools in our very first Basketball Carnival.
We entered 2 boys teams and 1 girls team into the tournament.
The Tournament was played at Lakeside recreation centre in Bibra lake. Each of our teams played in 3 qualifying games, with the top side from each Pool to play Finals!
Our Boys A Team went through the tournament undefeated and played some outstanding basketball, highlighted by a brilliant passing game.
They made it through to the Grand Final, where they defeated All Saints 36-8!
These boys worked extremely well as a team and have now qualified for the State Championship series to be held in November.
Our Boys B Team and Our Girls team did not manage to qualify for the finals, however their attitude, effort and team work was also to be commended.
The sportsmanship shown by St.Emilie’s children was again a real standout on the day!
A very big thank you to Mr and Mrs Forrest, who were a huge help on the day. Providing uniforms, coaching and assisting with scoring was all very much appreciated!
Thanks also to Miss Corkhill , Mr Munro and Jacob Aquino for giving up their time to coach.
We also had a fantastic turnout of parent support during the day.
Thank you to any parents that gave up their time to support our children and assisted on the day.
We now look forward to our Boys A team competing in their next Tournament!
Congratulations to our fabulous 50 strong Years 4-6 St Emilie’s School Choir who delighted the audience with their wonderful performance at the Vasto Club in Balcatta last Monday!
The selected songs, which contained multiple harmonies and parts were performed with great skill and enthusiasm and each and every child certainly did our school very proud.
Mr Dabbs is to be highly commended once again on the time, dedication and expertise he shares so generously with our students – we are so lucky!
On Friday night, the 18th of August, 40 talented students represented St Emilies in the Creative Dance section of the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.
They danced with precision, emotion and heart and truly reflected our theme of ‘Homeless Youth’.
As part of our whole school focus on ‘Social Justice’, the students danced a piece that reflected their own thoughts and questions about homeless kids in our world. Candles were used to symbolise the light of Christ as a beacon of hope.
To the students, we are beyond proud of each and everyone of you. You gave it your all and danced beautifully. Thank you for all of your effort and commitment this year. Congratulations and well done!
-Miss Kristy Foong, Miss Chantelle Goodall and Miss Tiana Massimi
Below is the introduction to our dance for 2017
To be without a home or a family. The feeling is an empty one.
What would people think? How would they see you? Would they even see you at all?
What does it mean to be truly homeless? Without love, without feeling, without light.
All we can do is hold the light of Christ close to us.
And we hope.
Hope that everything will be alright.
Click the link to read about our MacKillop Day celebrations on the 8th of August.
MacKillop Staff & Students.
Mrs Cogger would like to remind all our science enthusiasts about the
FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE EXPO
on Sunday 20th August.
This is always a wonderful ‘free’ event in our local area (Kent St Weir in the Canning River Regional Park) to celebrate National Science Week.
Here is a link to the event details.
Congratulations to the winners of the St Emilie’s P & F Raffle for 2017. The money raised from this raffle will be used across the school to add the wonderful resources at the school.
Merrick from Year 2’s family won the Bali Holiday.
Keeley from Year 3’s family won the first bookseller prize which was a pizza oven.
Isabelle from Year 2’s family won the second bookseller prize – a family movie voucher.
A huge thank you to Bec and Alison from the P&F for all their hard work in coordinating the raffle ticket book distribution and collection. Thank you also to Lynsey from the P&F for organising the main raffle prize.