It was St Emilie’s first House Day for Mazenod on Wednesday 21 May 2014 (the anniversary of the death of Eugene De Mazenod in 1861), as we named our Houses in August last year. We held a whole school assembly where we linked why one of our Houses was named after St Eugene De Mazenod. The children from Mazenod House at St Emilie’s led the assembly in prayer and shared the story of why Eugene De Mazenod was so important to Emilie De Vialar. Tom O’Brien and Michael Swallow, Year 12 students from Mazenod College, shared the story of Eugene De Mazenod, a brief history of Mazenod College and the core values of the school. Fr Peter Daly, the Rector/Principal of Mazenod College, spoke about the link between Congregation of Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition which St Emilie founded and the priests of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate of which he is a member. St Emilie’s presented a framed Mazenod House shirt to Mazenod College as a thanks for joining us on our inaugural Mazenod House Day. As a school, the children in Mazenod House (about 85 of them) later had a shared lunch and participated in some fun activities.
In addition to year level conversations, this Friday morning prior to the year 6 Assembly we will pray together as a whole community for Reconciliation – for increased openness, understanding, kindness, generosity of spirit and more … and in this way we grow as people, as communities and as a nation.
Next Tuesday all the St Emilie’s staff will be participating in a whole day Aboriginal Cultural Immersion professional learning experience – which we will reflect upon and then share with your children.
Change takes time… change takes effort… change takes courage.
It’s very exciting – our beetroots and turnips are now ready!!
Thanks also to any parents who have also been assisting with the garden maintenance and to those who been purchasing some of our crops – delicious fresh herbs , lettuce and more!
Children are learning much about what it takes to grow food from a seed and the benefits of home-grown produce! Thanks to Mrs Cogger for overseeing the whole project and working with staff and children to make our sustainable gardens sustainable!
The soccer team played their best game of the year! After going into the half time break 0-0, we had a couple of early chances however St Munchin’s hit the front with an early goal. Then with about 10 mins to go, we were unlucky to concede a penalty and we went down 2 – 0.
Aedan had an amazing first half as our goalkeeper while Aiden, Sherwyn and Dylan a;so worked hard all day. A really top effort by all St Emilie’s players!
Mr Dan Naden
Both St.Emilie’s teams played very well yesterday.
Blue Team played extremely well and were excited to win their first match for the comp.
The Gold Team enjoyed a good win also.
All players showed great sportsmanship and were very gracious winners. Mrs Fowler and I are very proud of the girls’ attitude and desire to improve each week.
Miss Kara McHutchison
The team played extremely well. They were the first to the ball all game, they tackled well and they took plenty of great marks.
Despite all of our efforts, our inaccuracies cost us for much of the game. It took us until the last 5 minutes of the game to hit the lead with 2 quick goals from Will and Kobe. We had a number of minor injuries, however the boys showed some real determination and fortitude and as a team they worked so well together to claim their first win.
The St Emilie’s footy team defeated St. Munchins last Friday.
St Emilie’s: 3.13. 31
St Munchins: 2.4. 16
Mr Paul Davis
A huge thank you to Luff and Barber who generously agreed to be St Emilie’s main sponsors for our up and coming Quiz Night! Please thank them for supporting our school if you have any dealings with them in the year ahead.
We still have tables to sell – why not come along and have some fun with friends while also supporting your school – it will be great!