As always, please don’t go to any great expense – the simpler the better!
The Book Week theme this year is, ‘Find your treasure’ so helping your child come dressed as a book character they ‘treasure’ is one idea, otherwise you of course have a vast array of pirate characters!
PP-Year 6 students are sure to enjoy the incursion planned for Tuesday morning with the week being a celebration of reading, books and imagination!
A reminder to please check your meeting time this morning so you can be punctual, this way meetings can run on time.
Three way meetings Year 1-6, are an opportunity for the child to showcase some representative samples of their work to you and to discuss their goals and progress. It is a time for you to genuinely encourage your child’s efforts and to gently challenge if necessary.
Two way meetings K-PP, are between the teacher and the parent only. This meeting is a wonderful opportunity to listen, to ask questions and to clarify how your child is progressing in regard to various aspects of your child’s school experience.
Remember that we all want what is best for your child.
Please come with a positive attitude
Speak calmly and respectfully and listen carefully and with interest
Thank your teacherfor their time and their efforts throughout the term.
Thank your child and express how good they should feel about their efforts.
As adults we have a key role to play as motivators, encouragers and positive mentors to our children – may we choose our words carefully at wonderful opportunities like these!
MacKillop House celebrated the feast day of Mary MacKillop on 8th August. A Prayer service was held to remember Australia’s first Saint…
Mary cared about the people who had no one to look after them such as boys and girls who just roamed the streets, children in the country who had no school to go to, people who were old and sick and people who had nowhere to live. Mary wanted more than anything to help these people.
Mary MacKillop kept her faith in God and bravely challenged those who did not support her vision for a more caring world. Mary is an important Australian who spent her life helping people, especially children. She is Australia’s first Saint.
A huge thank you to the MacKillop students for their generous donations! We were able to purchase 33 new sleeping bags, along with pre loved sleeping bags, for those less fortunate than ourselves. Our donation was delivered to St Patrick’s Community Support Centre in Fremantle where we hope they will bring some comfort on these cold winter nights.
Mary MacKillop’s belief ‘never see a need without doing something about it’ was brought to life through your generosity! Thank you MacKillop families!
This week we celebrated National Science Week with Mrs Cogger during Science. Mrs Cogger held the Brain Break quiz for the year 6 students. The students worked in teams of 3 to answer ten Science quiz questions. Mrs Cogger had plenty of prizes to give away all donated by National Science Week.
Our winners with 9/10 were Sienna, Connor and Chanel. They each received a NSW cap.
Second place was Emelia, Meilee and Isabellle. These students received a bookmark and pen.
There were several teams on equal third place.
Mrs Cogger wished to share the National Science Week fun with the teachers. So each morning she emailed out one quiz question. The teachers had to inbox the correct answer. Here are our happy winners.
There were several other National Science Week winners throughout the week. Here are some more happy winners.
HAVE YOU CIRCLED THE 19TH OCTOBER ON YOUR CALENDAR? 🙂
Early this term every student went home with a folder containing:
A sponsor sheet
A booklet detailing prizes that students can earn
A note explaining what our Term 4 Colour Run is all about
A plastic bag for money
The School Colour Run is to be held on Friday, 19th October.
Each child is to collect sponsors over the school holidays (with parent help) and all families are asked to come along on the 19th October to either join in or cheer from the sidelines, as children walk, jog or sprint around our Colour Run course!
At different spots along the way entrants (children, mums, dads, staff) will be showered with colours (unless they opt for the ‘no-colour’ run).
After/during the colour run families can bring their own picnic or enjoy some tasty food, a drink and an ice-cream from one of the food trucks!
In addition to raising funds, we hope that this community event will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, to meet and greet new families and relax after the working week.
This is our one major fundraiser for the year and with your support, we really hope it will be a great success!
In the meantime, please read the instructions in the pack provided and we look forward to seeing what we can achieve together!
A huge thank you to all families for your wonderful support of the children’s school disco and drinks and nibbles night last Friday! We all had a really great time and the children were fantastic from start to finish!
Despite awful weather we had over 350 children attend the disco and over 100 parents gather in the hub to have a chat! A really awesome community effort and we thank you sincerely for braving the weather!
A special thank you to Alison McEniery for organising the children’s disco and to Rebecca Richards for getting the Hub gathering together. These very busy working women rallied helpers and spent a considerable amount of time making sure that everyone was well catered for. Bravo girls!
Many thanks also go out to Miss Goodall and Miss Thomas who put their hand up to be DJ’s for the night! They did a fabulous job and the children really enjoyed seeing two familiar faces 🙂
As a leader, I am deeply grateful to all our stafffor their generous presence, support and practical help on the night – we are very lucky indeed to have such a committed team here at St Emilie’s!
Kerry Ross took some wonderful photos at the disco. We will let you know how you can purchase some shortly! 🙂 Thank you Kerry!
All in all a fabulous night of fun and friendship!
National Science Week is from 11-19 August and there are several events being held throughout the metropolitan area and many of them are free.
If you would like to find out more, click this link and you will find the WA events finder for National Science Week. Some of these events would make a great day out for a family of Science loving individuals!
The Annual P&F School Disco is to be held on Friday 3rd August.
Kindy – Year 2 – 4.40pm -5.30pm
Year 3- Year 6 – 6.00pm – 7.15pm
We are in need of several parent volunteers to assist on the night please.
This year, we are using an online booking system for all volunteer bookings. Bookings close tomorrow Wednesday 25th July at 3pm so please consider if you can lend a hand. Please follow this link www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter this code: zncjc to complete your booking(s). Please see the letter attached for further information and step by step instructions for making a booking. Thank you in advance to all those who can help!
Student Supervision at the disco
There will be staff and nominated Yr 6 students assisting with supervision of children. While we understand that some parents may be a little reluctant to leave their child (particularly Kindy & PP parents), this is a great way for children to experience something new, in a safe space with familiar staff faces.
Tickets for the disco are $5.00 – paid upon arrival at the door. Please make sure children come with the correct money.
Snacks and novelty items
Will be on sale at the hall from:
4pm – 4.40pm ( K-2 Junior disco) and 5.30pm – 6.10pm (Yr 3 – Yr 6).
What to Wear – RETRO THEME
Please do not get overly worried about the ‘dress-up’ part of the disco… the ‘Retro’ theme chosen by our Year Sixes leaves a lot of room for the imagination and hopefully you won’t need to go out and buy or hire anything expensive.This year the Year Sixes have chosen a RETRO theme for the disco! Staff are opting for the retro 80’s fluro look – yes, it’s cheap, cheery and quickly sourced! 🙂 but we are imagining anything from the 60’s on would fit the bill! 🙂
It is important to keep it simple and if you can’t manage a costume it is absolutely ok for children to just come as they are 🙂
It is important that children wear practical shoes – no high heels!
The Novelty and Snack Stall will be open 4pm – 6.10pm.
Please make sure that children have a little wallet or purse in which they can keep money safe.
No food or drinks can be taken into the hall – these are to be consumed when purchased, or on the way home.
For a small cost, tea and coffee and Wine and Nibbles are available for parents in the LEARNING HUB (located to the right of the school library near the Year 5 classrooms). You are warmly invited to pop in and have a chat to friends and new families while your children are at the disco.
If you plan on attending the Wine and Nibbles in the Learning Hub and you have a school-aged child that is not at the disco, there will be a child minding service available in the school library where children will be supervised by teachers. $3.00 per child is to be paid at the door and children will be able to watch a movie and or draw/colour in. You are asked to please let us know if you plan on using this service ahead of time by …
KINDY -YEAR 2 DISCO
4.30pm – 5.30pm
With eight classes discoing and playing games in the hall, it doesn’t leave any room for parents in there too.
If you wish to stay and wait, you are invited to walk across to the new Learning Hub and have a chat and perhaps share a glass of wine or a cuppa with other parents.
Any siblings younger than Kindy age are to be strictly supervised by their parents at all times.
In the hall, children will be fully supervised by staff. Children will not be allowed to leave the hall until they are collected by their parent promptly at 5.30pm.
Children will be seated in year levels in the hall ready for you to collect them at 5.30pm.
Please note that after children from Year K-2 have been collected, they will not be permitted to re-enter the hall.
YEAR 3 -YEAR 6 DISCO
6.00pm – 7.15pm
As no food or drink are permitted in the hall, Years 3-6 children are encouraged to bring their own water bottle for during the disco (other drinks are available for purchase before the disco, however they must be consumed before entering the hall). Please make sure that these bottles have a name on them!
Students can purchase snacks/drink from 5.15pm however they must remain under the supervision of their parent until 6.00pm when the disco commences.
Children from Yrs 3-6 are to be dropped to the hall door.
Parents are to collect their child from the hall promptly at 7.15pm. Children will not be allowed to leave the hall without a supervising adult.
Children will be seated in year levels ready for you to collect them.
(Please be mindful that staff and P&F helpers will all be needing to pack up and head home as soon after this as possible so everybody’s full cooperation is needed to take children home on time!)
Please note: While we recommend that parents do not stay at the disco, those who plan on staying rather than driving home and back again, are reminded that they are invited to come and support the P&F Wine and Cheese Evening in the Learning Hub.
Not staying outside the disco helps us to maintain supervision more easily; it gives your child some ‘safe’ independence and freedom; it gives children more confidence to ‘have a go’ and get involved in the dancing and games without parents ‘watching on’.
Every opportunity that your child is offered is the result of a lot of careful planning and the hard work, generosity of time, cooperation and goodwill of many staff and parents.
The way that you can show appreciation on a night such as this is by – following the rules; helping out where you can and by encouraging your children to be thankful and positive. Your modelling goes a long way to achieving this, thank you!
All children are expected to:.
Know the boundaries – where they are allowed to be and where they are not to be.
Understand that a disco is about joining in and making the night fun for everyone – this takes care and consideration.
Bring and use their best manners, to put rubbish into the bins provided and to thank the staff and parents that are helping at the disco before they leave.
Make sure that they are wearing sensible clothing (high heels are not practical or safe; and children need to be mindful of dressing modestly and age appropriately; please label clothing that might be taken off during the evening).
Seek help from staff or one of the designated parent helpers if they need any help.
All parents are expected to:
read the notes above and following them carefully.
Be considerate of those who may be attending Friday night Mass i.e. leave parking bays right outside the church for parishioners
Turn up and leave on time
Encourage children to thank parents and staff for the disco
Be considerate in the parking area
understand that only staff (and Yr 6 student helpers) who have been given permission prior to the disco are to be in the hall during the discos.
Older high school siblings are not to come to the disco, thank you.
See you there and on your behalf we sincerely thank Alison McEniery,Rebecca Richards and the P&F for organising this event and the staff for giving up their Friday night to support your children in having some social fun together!