This morning two of our St Emilie’s families met with Mrs Cogger to work in the veggie garden. The tasks were to pick and bag rocket and to pick, wash and bag radish. BTW Mrs Thuijs loves our radish!! Unfortunately she missed out on a bag this week as we sold out!
If you would like to volunteer for the veggie garden roster then please send Mrs Cogger an email as she is still looking for helpers to fill the roster. Her email is
We meet on the Friday mornings when there is an assembly. We work from 8-8:30am in the veggie garden and then take our produce to the hall to sell at the assembly.
Mrs Cogger would like to thank the Devereux boys Patrick and Merrick and Solomon Bonney for working so hard this morning.
Click on the link below to find out all about Clean Up Australia Day Schools and the activities and learning experiences offered to the students at St Emilie’s in week 5.
This week our 6B students had an incursion with Joel Booth from Murdoch Science Outreach. A crime scene investigation was brought to life in this workshop. The students explored the chemical properties (such as solubility and pH) of different white powders and then used their reasoning skills to identify an unknown substance recovered from a crime scene.
The workshop commenced with Joel putting on his white lab coat and talking to the students about the investigation.
Here are some images of the students using the pH indicator to identify which colour their solution matched with on the pH scale.
Each team of students had four powders to investigate.
The students also did an iodine test with Betadine to test their powder for starch.
The final activity was to identify two ‘mystery powders’ and then use their skills from the first part of the lesson to work out what these powders were. Each team had success with this as they were able to work out what their powders were.
Joel will be returning to St Emilie’s next week to conduct the investigation with 6G. It was a great experience for the students to work with a chemical sciences student and to hear about Joel’s experiences in the lab and his plans for a career in chemical sciences.
In this series of lessons we are all excited to learn about Mongolia’s amazing Throat singing traditions and skills.
In Mongolia, classical throat singing and playing of the “whoor” ( Mongolia’s version of a guitar) is taught at various universities and the children were amazed at the beauty and variety of sounds and versions of singing that can be made with the throat, including throat whistling and chest whistling!
Many fascinating you tube clips were viewed and discussed with the focus on Mongolia’s traditions and how we need to put ourselves in their “shoes” to truly understand significant differences in cultures and to be respectful of them.
We also studied the traditional customs of Mongolia and the students came to the realisation they have many customs that are similar to our own.
For example- inviting guests to eat and drink when they visit homes and respecting their elders.