In March this year Oliver from Year 3 competed in the BMX Australian National Championships that were held at the Bunbury BMX raceway. and he finished 10th in Australia.
There were 60 boys in his age group, which represented the top few riders of approximately100 racing clubs around Australia.
He has now earned himself the opportunity and qualified to represent Australia in the UCI BMX World Championships that will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in June.
What a wonderful achievement for a boy who has only been competing for 2 years! While he won’t be making the trip this year, if he continues to do well then a trip to next years Championships in Zolder, Belgium may be an option!
Congratulations Oliver on some impressive riding and all the best in your future competitions!
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!
We are thinking of all our children and their families who are currently attending one of the Commitment Masses scheduled for the weekend just gone and the coming weekend.
Lexi from Year 6 is just one of our students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation this year, while other students are committing to preparing for Reconciliation and Eucharist.
It was a very special surprise for families to see Archbishop Costelloe on the weekend!
Learning to ‘make a commitment’ is character building and an important life skill. Character traits like commitment aren’t born in us however, rather they need to be purposely developed.
In this case, we are committing to preparing for a Sacrament– which means that we commit to our classroom lessons, we commit to a parent/child workshop and we commit to a date to make the Sacrament with an open heart, so that we can try to really live out what we say we believe in.
In other areas of a child’s life, commitment is modelled by parents, by showing them what it looks and sounds like in everyday conversations and actions – eg caring for a pet, attending extra curricular lessons on time, following through on what you have said you would do ( even if a better offer comes along), working on goals that have been set rather than giving up; and modelling respectful relationships within the family.
Thank you to our St Emilie’s parents for committing to our Sacramental programs by helping your child to see the relationship between faith and life and by modelling the importance of meeting the commitments you have signed up for as part of these special programs in your child’s faith journey.
Our Pre-Primary students were delighted to find two Southern Boobook Owls in the bushland this week. It is most likely that they have been enjoying our bushland environment over the summer holidays. Over the past few summers we have observed that they have made the school their home but once school resumes they disappear.
Mrs Cogger found out that the owls were back and she was quick to take a photo of them.