This Saturday 5th September from 2.30pm to 5.00pm, you are invited to come and join the Parish Pastoral team, Fr Chien and Fr Anibal, Anne, Stuart and I and parishioners from St Emilies, to pause and reflect upon the idea of Christian service, in relation to being a volunteer here at St Emilie’s. Ministry teams will share in small groups about their journey so far and what they hope to achieve into the future.
There are many different ministries operating in the St Emilie’s parish and they are always looking for new people to join them, as new people bring fresh ideas and new energy! If you would like to come and see if there is a ministry that you might like to be part of please come along!
Please BYO small plate for afternoon tea if you can and phone Kim or Ashana on 92569696 to RSVP.
Hope to see you there! 🙂
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Please click the link below to find the next fortnight’s Purposeful Practice Grid.
A copy was sent home with your child on Monday.
Please return the completed grid to school on Friday the 11th September.
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In Year One we loved celebrating Book Week.
We really enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book character and loved sharing our books with our friends.
We have been talking a lot about using adjectives to stretch out our sentences and how describing words make our writing more interesting.
On Friday during our Book Week celebrations we talked and wrote about our favourite book characters and used adjectives to describe them.
Here are some of our Book Week Reflections.
We have been very excited to begin learning about Time and how to read a clock.
In Year One we made our very own analogue clocks.
We used paper plates for the clock face and cut out a big minute hand and a small hour hand. We use these clocks to play time games and make times that our teacher calls out to us.
So far, we have learnt that when the big minute hand is on the 12 the time is O’clock and that when the big minute hand is on the 6 the time will be Half Past.
We can even say and write the time in digital!
Some games we like to play to practice our time telling skills are Time Sheriff, Time Bingo and Time play dough.
We look forward to sharing these games with our families at the school Open Night in Week 9.
Dear Kindy to Year Two families and staff,
Thank you so much for making the effort to come to the 1:1 Info Night last night after a long day at work and in the staff’s case, conducting 2 Way and 3 Way parent meetings all day … your presence was really appreciated.
Sincere apologies we ran over time – we know our hall chairs re not the most comfy of seats at the best of times!
Some of the key messages were:
Here at St Emilie's we are not about technology for technologies sake...
It's always about the learning...
We believe that good teaching lies at the heart of good learning - tech is a tool that, in the hands of a very good teacher, can push learning opportunites to places that are notpossible with paper and pencil.
Children’s Book Week throws the spotlight each year on READING and on the importance and joy of being able to read.
Here in primary school we are charged with the privilege of supporting your child in the early years to discover how letters carry meaning and when formed together in certain combinations, create sounds and words.
We read class books together and we hover over words of interest and pictures that capture our imagination … we hold 30 children in suspense, on the edge of their seats … we talk about characters and how they often point us to a new idea or a feeling … we laugh, we cry, we rise to the defence of… we are stirred to act… we imagine… we create pictures in our heads…
Of course as a parent, you are in the unique position to join all the above with an even more personal experience and snuggle time. There is nothing quite so special as snuggling on a lounge with a beautiful book and a child.
Our challenge as educators and parents is to make every week a book week and by example, give the wonderful gift of reading for pleasure to your children!
Thank you to all those parents who made such sacrifices to be at today’s 2Way and/or 3Way meetings and when you arrived, for the interest and gentle encouragement that you gave to your child. To those parents who were not able to make it, we know you would of, if you could of.
All of us do more and do better when we are encouraged and when someone believes in us.
As parents, we have a responsibility to be encouraging to our children of their efforts – no matter how small their achievements are in our own eyes.
Encouragement, support and challenge walk hand in hand – you are doing a great job Mums and Dads, keep it up!