Please note that Monday the 9th October is a PUPIL FREE DAY for staff professional learning.
Our guest speaker is Mr Brendan Spillane and we are looking forward to this valuable learning experience.
Acknowledging our Building Partners
Last Friday night the Board, P&F and staff gathered together to formally thank Nigel Yoxall (Yokkers Property Maintenance) and Jon Dunne (Celtic Builders) for the superb job they did in remodelling our old undercover area into a modern, new Learning Hub! The money spent on this initiative has been such an incredible investment already, with new opportunities for student learning and multi-purpose functionality. The time, attention to detail, professionalism and integrity that these men and in my absence, Mr Munro, brought to this project, was second to none.
On this evening we also formally thanked Mrs Anne Aquino for the wonderful contribution she has made to our school community over a number of years. Below is a copy of my speech to Anne on behalf of us all:
Whole School Mass and Morning Tea
Our whole school Thanksgiving Mass this week was an opportunity for parents, grandparents and children to pray for Mrs Aquino and to wish her all the best for the years ahead. Every time we meet as a community around the Lord’s table of love, it is a special opportunity to call to mind our own needs and the needs of our friends, families and community. We prayed for Anne and for two of our teachers, Miss Kristy Foong and Miss Ruby Carroll, who are soon to be married in the school holidays.
Our Performing Arts students presented a liturgical movement after Communion that was very beautiful and very prayerful – special thanks to Miss Goodall for organising this for us, we are very grateful.
Whole School Open Night – Social Justice Focus
Thank you once again to all families for making the effort to join us on our whole school Open Night – it is always really special when we are altogether!
.Every two years the children explore the concept of Social Justice as part of their integrated studies
Across the school these units of work support students to learn more about how to make and keep friends, the importance of rules and ways to accept differences of opinion;; the special value of multiculturalism in Australia; social justice issues experience by people with disabilities; the law and the rights of children everywhere.
As a staff we also look at this important concept through a Catholic lens by exploring what the church documents have to say in regard to ensuring justice for all.
We hope you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to showcasing our learning in this way again next year!
We have had a lot of fun celebrating Book Week in Year Two!
This was also a great opportunity to get together with our Year 6 buddies. We worked together to create a new book cover to match our costumes, and had a lot of fun sharing our stories and ideas.
On Tuesday 29th August, we were also very lucky to enjoy a special ‘Super Duper’ performance by ‘Perform! Educational Musicals’. This musical featured some of the shortlisted and award winning books for 2017, and highlighted the way books can allow us to escape to anywhere!
We are quickly becoming very talented story writers in Year Two, and cannot wait to share more of our narratives with you during the Open Night in Week 9!
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!
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!
Well done everyone and thank you.
Our run of Performing Arts success just keeps on rolling in with our Year 6 student performances in the Oracy and Drama section!
All students achieved excellent results and have so much to feel very proud of!
On Friday we were informed that Aaliyah Poinen, has also won a shield – the Oracy Australia Award in the Primary Solo Speech & Drama section. Whoo hoo! Congratulations Aaliyah!