This week, two under graduate students from the Curtin Science Outreach program visited our Year 6 classes . This program is committed to providing opportunities for future scientists and engineers, as well as their educators – encouraging them to learn new skills, meet like-minded people and spark excitement for science and engineering. Aleesha and Miki presented an activity that incorporated simple circuits using electric snap on kits.
The children were required to meet a challenge by imagining they were stranded in the outback: How would they alert rescuers? How would they keep cool in the heat? and what would they use for light in the pitch black of night? Using the snap on kits, the students were able to successfully create all three devices and complete the challenge.
The dance reflects a girl caught up in a dream about the ‘monsters’ who are trying to bring her down but she battles through her fears and triumph’s in the end!
Last Friday night our St Emilie’s Dance Troupe performed at the Perth Convention Centre and they did an absolutely fabulous job! We were second last to perform at approximately 9,40pm, so it was certainly a big night for our Year 4-6 students, and a huge effort from staff and families also!
The children have been a real credit to their teachers, parents and to our school – from start to finish. Quite apart from their excellent dance skills, the effort, commitment and dedication they have all given each Thursday since last term, and the positive attitude, teamwork and cooperation they showed on the night, made us all feel very proud indeed!
A huge thank you to Miss Kristy Foong, Miss Chantelle Goodall and Miss Tiana Massimi for their incredible hard work over a number of months, and to one of our prac students Miss Chanel Livesey, who also assisted this term. The generosity of time and talent by these staff members, is to be highly commended. We are so fortunate to have this level of expertise on staff and to have staff members who are prepared to share their gifts, despite their very busy work lives.
Congratulations to all – a special time was had by us all!
Our Year Four children will be making their First Holy Communionover the next few coming weekends.
We will all be thinking of you and praying for you as you support your child in their understanding of Jesus as the Bread of Life!
To know that with Jesus in our life we need not fear …
To place our trust in a God who loves us so unconditionally and who brings a sense of peace and comfort ,no matter what challenges we might face…
Jesus is food for the journey of life …
A reminder that some of the best gifts you can give children at the time of making a Sacrament are not expensive, but rather come from the heart:
a cuddle and a chat at the end of the day
a card with a heartfelt message about what you dream and pray for your child
a letter from you to your child
a religious symbol that might sit near their bed or a piece of jewelery
an inspiring book of a person who has made a difference in the world – giving service to others
a book of inspiring poems, prayers or quotes
a photo book that celebrates the goodness of life
a cd of meditation music
Helping children experience the sacredness of a loving family also really helps them to connect faith and life. May we all keep working hard to ensure the choices we make and the behaviours we show within our families continue to be the best they can be!
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, delivered by schools, research institutions, museums, science centres and more.
These events attract children, adults, science amateurs and professionals, with over one million people participating across the nation.
National Science Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists’ to the world. It also encourages an interest in science among the general public and encourages young people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
Mrs Cogger has posted many of the events on the noticeboard outside the Kindy and Admin building. However, if you would like to take a closer look at what is on and available take a look at the file below.
This is a great opportunity to celebrate National Science Week as a family.
Please find below a recording of our Christian Dance entry in this year’s Performing Arts Festival. If you have a spare 5 minutes please take a look at why this entry received the highest rating in every single category on the scoring rubric – quite an achievement!
The introduction to this prayer movement reads as follows:
"Good morning everyone. We are called Soul to Sole and we are a group of Year 5-6 students from St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School. It is with great pleasure that we introduce our Christian Dance performance for 2016.
The song we have chosen is called, ‘Sweet Jesus’ by Selah, as the lyrics remind us of the faithful friendship we find in Christ Jesus.
Last term our whole school community was deeply affected by the sudden and profound loss of one of our cherished Pre-Primary students, Phillip Lombardo. Phillip was a
little boy who was born with Down Syndrome, however he was not defined by this. His love of life and his passion for superheroes were just two of the special things
that made Phillip friends wherever he went. Today we wear our super capes in memory
of a little boy who touched our hearts in a very special way and we offer our dance as a prayer to a God in whom we take comfort and shelter, through the ups and downs of our everyday lives."
Suffice to say we are very proud once again of our hard working staff and students.
A very special thank you to Miss Kristy Foong and Miss Chantelle Goodall on creating such a prayerful and moving performance and to Miss Tiana Massimi for supporting them.
A very touching tribute to a dear little boy who will remain in our hearts forever.
On Thursday, the last day of term 2, our year Six students had a fantastic opportunity to attend the 2016 Olympics day at the Perth Hockey Stadium.
The day began with an opening ceremony, where children from many schools paraded behind a flag from an Olympic country.
After the opening ceremony, the students were lucky enough to have Katrina Porter as a guest speaker.
Katrina is an Australian Paralympic swimmer, who won a gold medal in backstroke at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She discussed the challenges involved in training and competing at the top level, especially dealing with Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a condition that causes muscle weakness and joint stiffness.
The students were then able to rotate around 6 different skill stations that included Hockey, Volleyball, Soccer, Football and some games from the past.
Students had an amazing time and were able to learn a number of new skills.
A very big thank you to Mrs Wallington, Mrs Chia, Mrs Hammond, Mrs Marshall, Mrs Curulli and Mr Klass for generously helping out for the afternoon.