Welcome to the first day of Year One!
We are looking forward to an exciting year together! The first day can be a little overwhelming for both children and parents – we are hoping these handy tips will alleviate some of the stress!
Breakdown of the day…
Our classroom door will open at 8:30am.
We will commence our day at approximately 8:45am. A quick wave or kiss is all that is needed when the time comes!
Our day concludes at 3pm. The children will walk down to the front of the school for collection through ‘drive through’. Children can also be collected outside our classroom – please wait underneath the big tree. We are encouraging all children to begin using the ‘drive through’ system as of week 2.
- These items are to remain in your child’s school bag: hat, library bag, spare change of underwear, lunch box and crunch and sip container. Please ensure your child’s name is printed on their hat!
- Water bottles are to be placed on our water trolley located inside our classroom.
- Please write your child’s name on their blue note folder. This is to be placed inside our note folder box located by our classroom door.
- Place glue sticks, crayons, scissors, coloured pencils, writing pencils and black fine liner pens in the labelled boxes. The children will share these items – no need to label everything!
- Leave your child’s scrapbooks, writing books and black display folders on your child’s desk – we will store these away later in the morning. Please ensure your child’s name is printed on these – no covers are necessary.
- If your child has a Medical Alert Plan (Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Allergies etc) please ensure the front office has an updated copy of this and any necessary medication as soon as possible.
Music- Mr Dabbs
Sport- Mr Davis (Children to wear coloured House Sport Shirt)
Japanese- Mrs Aroozoo
Library (Requires library bag)
Yr 1 & 2 Sport (Children to wear yellow St Emilie’s Sport Shirt)
Health- Mr Davis
Science- Mrs Cogger
Our Parent Information Evening is being held on Monday 4th February – first day back! We would love to see a representative from each family attend. It is here that you will hear some of our important messages for Year One. Our Parent Information Booklet will be available shortly on the St Emilie’s website.
The breakdown of the evening is as follows:
5:45pm Classroom Session 1
6:15pm Parents move to Hall
6:30pm Hall Session – ALL
7:15pm Parents move to Session 2
7:30pm Classroom Session 2
8:00pm – Lights out!
Save the date: Friday 15th February!
Family Fun Night & Picnic (5pm -7pm)
A great opportunity to meet new families to our school and catch up with old friends!
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday!
Year One Teachers
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Simone Hilton
Year One Educational Assistants
Mrs Jo Roberto, Mrs Gloria Barnes, Mrs Juanita Sanusi and Mrs Melissa Jackson
Year One was luckily enough to visit Browne’s Dairy!
In class we have been talking about the features of places, the processes involved in food production as well as learning about the animals involved in these process as part of report writing genre.
We visited Browne’s Dairy to see our new found knowledge in action! We saw a real cow…and got to have a go at milking her…learnt how to make yoghurt as well as taste test a few samples, learnt new facts about the production of milk and saw milk bottles being processed on the factory floor.
Farmer Damien was a great tour guide! He even dressed Mrs Roberto in some hygiene attire and explained all the things the Browne’s workers have to wear…hair and beard net, coat with studs not buttons, no jewellery or makeup and safe footwear…we want no nasty surprises in our yoghurt tub!
Mrs Roberto was a great sport and happily posed for a photo!
We had a great afternoon and were excited to bring home a special Browne’s Dairy bag along with a yummy sample of flavoured milk! Thank you to the wonderful mums and dads who came with us!
We secretly loved the bus ride too…next time we might just drive around in the bus for the day!
Thanks Browne’s Dairy!
It’s shaping up to be another busy week in Year One! A few friendly reminders…
Purposeful Practice Grids
The Purposeful Practice Grid for weeks 7 and 8 went home via your child’s blue note folder today. Completed grids are due 7th September.
Year One Assembly – THIS FRIDAY
Last call for Dad Photos! We will be using these photos in our Assembly on Friday. Please email your class teacher.
Can You Help? Open Night Request…
We use maths skills at school every day, but we would like to find out how parents use maths in their world! At open night, there will be a slideshow playing in the hall showing images of parents using maths at home or at their jobs.
If you are interested in being a part of the slideshow, take a photo (no movies please) clearly showing how you use maths skills, and email the photo, name AND 1 or 2 sentences explaining the photo through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year One BLUE – Excursion Permission
The 1B class entered a science competition and won a free excursion to the Canning River Eco Education Centre! This excursion is on Thursday 6th September. Please fill in the permission eform that is in SkoolBag app in the 1B CREEC event. Mrs Cogger is very excited!!
Have a great week! See you on Friday at our Assembly!
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Michelle Faria
Mrs Cogger is delighted to announce that three of our students have been recognised for their fabulous Science designs in the ‘Celebration of Science’ logo competition. This a wonderful way for St Emilie’s to be acknowledged during National Science Week which commences this Sunday.
Our three award winners are
Ellani Limnios 1G
Kieran Ng 4B
Samara D’Souza 6B
The winning entries will be displayed at the Community Science Expo and the winners will also receive a prize. Prizes will be presented to the Logo Competition winners by the City of Canning Mayor at the welcome ceremony which starts at 10am on Sunday 19th August at CREEC.
We hope many of you will be able to attend this ‘free’ event sponsored by
Here are a few of our students entries. As you can see we have a lot of artistic flair and talent in the school!
This design is by Abbey Andrews
Here is Kieran Ng’s ‘highly commended’ entry
Here are a couple more entries
Congratulations to our winners and to all our students who participated in the competition.
If you wish to know more about the Community Science Expo then click on the link below.
Working Together Year One Blue and Gold!
Features of Places
We have been busy this term working together as a Year One team! We have concluded our Geography topic by designing and recreating a familiar place…our classroom and play ground! We teamed up and worked together to create a range of features…natural, constructed and managed. We also reflected on our designs and thought very carefully about the materials we used, what we found challenging and what we would do differently. It was great seeing our ideas come to life.
The Ice Cream Shop
We have been busy creating a new play space for our outdoor environment. We listed possible ideas and decided that the idea with the most votes would be the one we created. We have been busy setting up our ideas and even painted some of our ice cream shop decorations on the windows…we loved this!
Our little shop encourages turn taking, sharing, problem solving, creativity, oral language skills as well as providing us with another opportunity to have fun with our friends!
Our Ice Cream Shop is open for business!
P.S. Don’t worry Mrs Thuijs…we will clean the windows so they are sparkling again once our ice cream shop closes for the holidays!
Hahaha - thank you Year One! PS I love macadamia and vanilla icecream so will pop in tomorrow from Mrs T x
Our new Purposeful Practice grid for weeks 4 and 5 went home with your child today.
Completed grids are due Friday 17th August.
Have a lovely week!
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Michelle Faria