Just a reminder to all families, that our Year 6 Environmental Committee offer the following recycling services to our school community.
Greenbatch Foundation partners with schools allowing students to collect their old PET plastic bottles through recycling, providing PET which is used in research and development for 3D printer filament. By recycling through Greenbatch we can save plastic from entering landfills, oceans and waste incinerators.
As from Term 3, our green and purple Greenbatch bins will return to the undercover area on Wednesday mornings. You are very welcome and encouraged to bring in your HDPE 2 and PET 1 plastics. PET plastic is the type found in drink bottles and food packaging such as strawberry punnets or peanut butter jars, and has the number 1 inside the recycling symbol.
We will also continue to offer our battery collection. The yellow battery bin will be placed out in the undercover area on Wednesday morning along with the Greenbatch bins. Please bring along your unwanted batteries and place them in the bin. Once the bin is 3/4 full we contact the City of Gosnells and the batteries are taken away for recycling.
If you bring your batteries or plastics to school on any other day you will find yellow battery bin in the undercover area and the purple Greenbatch bins parked up by Learning Hub.
Thank you for your continuing support and to our students for their efforts at contributing towards the health of the planet by conducting these recycling projects.
Just a reminder – if you haven’t entered your vote for St Emilie’s Bush Forever Journey, please get your vote in soon as voting closes this Sunday.
St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School has submitted an entry in this year’s Quality Catholic Education Awards. Many other schools throughout WA have also submitted entries – approximately 80 in total.
Our schools entry is called the St Emilie’s Bush Forever Journey. It documents some of the learning opportunities that have taken place in our bushland setting over a long period of time 2013 – to the present. In our submission we have included two statements (100 words and 500 words) as well as supporting documents (web posts, learning plans and Open Night displays) about our journey.
This year there is a People’s Choice Award so we are encouraging all our families to vote for St Emilie’s. Please click on this link and you will be taken to the nomination page.
Below are the options you have in regards to the K-2 and the Yr 3-6 discothis afternoon/evening.
Please note that we are striving to have the least number of parents on site as possible at any one time. If you are dropping/collecting your child from the classroom, there should only need to be one parent per family and you are asked to please be mindful of social distancing. Yr 3-6 parents are encouraged to use drive through.
Thanks everyone – we are sure that it will be a lovely night for the children. Kirsten Devereux and her team have done a really wonderful job organising this event and on your behalf I sincerely thank them for all their hard work!
We are crossing fingers and toes that rain won’t be a factor tonight 🙂
This term the Year 2 students are learning a new unit from Primary Connections and it is a very exciting topic. The topic is all about the fascination children have with machines. From an early age their world is surrounded by machines that move, make noises and light up.
Some machines are so simple that they might not be considered to be a machine at all, such as ramps and seesaws. However, all machines wither complicated or simple help us to do work.
The students were introduced to Rube Goldberg. Rube Goldberg made simple tasks more complicated by creating and constructing intricately designed machines to do every day simple tasks. The majority of forces in a Rube Goldberg machine are push and pull forces.
This week the Year 2 students made their first initial attempts to construct a Rube Goldberg machine by investigating ‘What different ways can we push or pull a toy car to make it move?’ Here are a few photos of the students at their team investigations.
This week in Maths we have been exploring 3D shapes. We talked about the properties (edges, corners and faces) and even made some of our own.
In rotations this week we focussed on drawing 3D shapes, making 3D shapes using plasticine and match sticks, using nets to make shapes and played shape bingo.
We learnt that pyramids must be made up of a shape at the bottom and then triangles for the sides to meet at an apex and a prism must have the same shape face on either end with rectangles to make up the other faces.
This week Mrs Cogger provided some interesting Science Activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Across Australia NAIDOC Week is usually celebrated in schools in the last week of Term 2. This year due to the COVID pandemic, NAIDOC week was moved to November. However, many schools went ahead with their plans to celebrate in week 10 just as they always do.
The Year 2 and 3 students learned of a Noonjar Dreaming Story that tells us how the Southern Cross was formed.
The Year 4B students learned about the Noonjar season of Makuru and explored the bushland to look for signs that Makuru has started.
The Year 5B students made Aboriginal digging sticks used for digging up bloodroot, yams, honey ants and Witchetty grubs.
The Year 6 students learned about Aboriginal engravings and rock art. After observing many different forms of art, the students created a shield with symbols of their own Dreaming Story.