We had a fantastic time practicing our hand eye coordination with Coach Phil!
We learnt many new skills during our five tennis lessons including the ready position, forehand, back hand and serve shots. We had to concentrate, listen carefully to the instructions and track the ball with our eyes – it was a little tricky but we all had so much fun!
A week of beautiful sunshine was an extra bonus!
Hopman Cup…Australian Open…Wimbledon…here we come!
In Week 6 we celebrated Book Week. We dressed up as our favourite book character and enjoyed sharing this character and our chosen book with our friends and Year 5 buddy. We also were very lucky to watch an incursion performance for Book Week 2017 called, ‘Super Duper’.
During week 7 we celebrated Fathers Day by immersing ourselves in many different activities.
We really enjoyed making our personalised message key rings and Minion cards!
We also made an acrostic poem to share with our dads!
To top it all off we presented our special Fathers Day Assembly item after the Fathers Day Breakfast!
This week we began looking at Aboriginal Dream Time stories.
We have read a few of these books now and are simply captivated!
Miss Foong showed us the front cover of the story ‘How the Kangaroos got their Tails’ and we then wrote our own predictions and created a chalk art piece.
We cannot wait to show these at Open Night next week!
We have also been participating in our ‘Hand eye’ Clinic.
Our coaches help us with many different hand eye coordination skills through playing tennis.
Some of the games we really like are ‘Jail’ and ‘Countdown’.
We have also learnt how to swing a forehand and a backhand shot.
We are looking forward to learning the Serve shot next.
Families are reminded of another very special opportunity to connect with your child’s learning journey by visiting their classroom and by walking through our hall display focusing on Social Justice, at the OPEN NIGHT Wednesday 13th September, 4-6pm.
We really hope each family will be there to celebrate our shared efforts. Coming together as a whole community is very special!
Please be considerate in regard to parking as times like these put a lot of pressure on available parking spots – carpool if you can!
Thank you everyone and looking forward to seeing you soon!
Please make sure you read the web post (in School News) by Mr Davis, our Health & Physical Education Specialist Teacher, who organised St Emilie’s representation at our first interschool Basketball competition!
Our Boys A team went through the comp undefeated and took out the Grand final in a very impressive win! A super effort and congratulations boys!
Pictured below is one of our generous dads, Mr Forrest, who so expertly coached, motivated and supported our team throughout the day. Mrs Forrest (not pictured) played a key role also – many thanks!
Lachy (far right) is to be highly commended on representing our school to such a high standard in both basketball and in oracy and drama in the last two weeks. Bravo Lachy – it is wonderful to see you developing your strengths across different domains!
As a school we pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of opportunity our students receive across all areas of the curriculum – sport being one of these.
A huge thank you to Mr Paul Davis on his ongoing commitment to raising the profile of physical education and sporting opportunity in our school – you are doing a really top job and it is very much appreciated!
While as leaders we cannot always attend each of these events, we are there in spirit and the updates we receive during days like these are certainly very exciting!
Congrats to all students who participated – being actively involved and being good sports, is another cause for much celebration here at St Emilie’s!
You are all invited to a Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday 13th September at 9.00am to farewell our good friend, Mrs Aquino before she leaves St Emilie’s to take up her new position at Mother Teresa’s in Baldivis.
The Mass is a special way for children and families to pray for Anne and one another. Following the Mass, a morning tea for all parents and grandparents will be held in the new Learning Hub. The morning tea gives families can opportunity to say their goodbyes (as Anne leaves our school after the House Athletics Carnival on Friday). If you can come along, we would really LOVE to see you there as a way of saying thank you to Anne for her her care and for all her hard work in our community over many years.
Please RSVP your attendance at the Mass and Morning Tea to StEmiliesAdmin@cewa.edu.aubefore or by Friday the 8th September – THANK YOU!
If you were able to drop a small plate of food in for morning tea on your way to Mass (via the Office) it would be very much appreciated, thank you!
Many thanks to all our wonderful dads for coming along to our Father’s Day brekkie and to those of you who ‘had a close shave’, hammered, played and got into the swing of a late start to work – BRAVO!!!
We wish all our dads and grandads a very happy and relaxing Father’s Day!