In Pre-Primary we have been completing Fine Motor activities from 8:30-8:50am. Fine Motor skills are vital for everyday tasks such as tying laces and brushing your teeth. The activities allow the children to develop and strengthen the muscles in their hands and develop hand eye coordination. Take a look at the fun we have had!
At St. Emilie’s we have wonderful outdoor play spaces to enhance our learning. The children have space to explore, discover, experiment and develop their gross and fine motor skills while being active and healthy.
In early childhood we value frequent and regular opportunities to explore and learn in our outdoor environments and natural play spaces. We recognise that young children learn best through physical and sensory experiences – active play.
Our natural bushland provides a play space to give children contact with the natural world and unique opportunities to engage with nature, the weather and the seasons. The children learn to understand and respect nature and the interdependence of humans, animals, plants and life cycles.
Outdoor environments are a platform for creative play and the development of the imagination and problem solving skills. The outdoor environment offers children opportunities for freedom and movement through physical activity and promotes a sense of well being.
Outdoor spaces provide for hands on, sensory learning and MESSY = FUN!
When you take children outside regularly you see the JOY, WONDER and EXCITEMENT that they experience when they engage in learning in their outdoor environment.
At 5,37pm on Friday night, while we were gathering together for our Christmas Concert – dedicated to big bother Philip, the beautiful and precious Claudia Philippa Lombardo made her entrance into the world.
On behalf of all St Emilie’s families, staff and children, we send much love and blessings to Trish and Tony – and to their loving families. We respect the coming days and weeks will be a time for them to be together, as a family and with those closest to them.
Should any St Emilie’s families wish to send cards etc. please drop them to the office and they will be delivered to Trish and Tony. We have sent flowers on behalf of the whole community.
As you all know, we have all suffered a great loss with the passing of a most loved member of the PPB class, Phillip Lombardo. While our grief is great, we remember the way Phillip always had a laugh and a smile. He taught us that life is about family and friends, and that nothing is more precious than laughter and love, no matter what kind of day you have had. We celebrate the life lessons Phillip taught us by remembering him with great love.
This week as a class we shared our memories of Phillip by drawing pictures and making this card for the Lombardo family.
Phillip, we will always treasure our memories of you and the joy you brought to all our lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lombardo family and thank you to our beautiful families for the loving support you have given the family, one another and staff.