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! 🙂
This term we have been exploring the Religious Education unit ‘Joining in the Lord’s Meal’.
We have been learning about the central words and actions of Jesus at the Last Supper and the celebration of the Eucharist.
Jesus taught his followers that he would be present among them, always. One special way in which Jesus is present to his followers is called the Eucharist (Mass).
Jesus’ followers remember Him during the Mass by repeating the special words and actions of Jesus during the Last Supper.
We have designed our own notices to explain why and when God’s family gathers together to celebrate the Eucharist.
Take a peek at what has been happening recently in 2B…
Our class celebrated book week by reading 2 of CBCA shortlisted books! We started the week with “Go To Sleep Jessie!” by Libby Gleeson and had a go at writing a book report about this wonderful story – you can check these out at our open night.
On Friday we enjoyed an entertaining incursion and finished the week with the very mysterious story “Scary Night” by Lesley Gibbes. Of course we all had a wonderful time dressing up as our favourite book characters. We really loved celebrating books in this special week!
Tennis – Hand/Eye Clinics
We absolutely love tennis each Friday with Phil! This is such a fun way for us to further develop our hand/eye coordination skills. We have been busy practising our forehands and backhands and enjoy playing games like “jail” and “champs and challenges.” There are definitely some future tennis champions in 2B!
Collecting and Representing Data
Please find below our latest PP Grid – a copy was sent home with your child today.
Here are the 2 music links as mentioned in the “Inquiry” section:
Japanese Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xY6OSv9KyY
New Zealand Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93waEkL7lUU
Grids are due back to school on Friday 12th September
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!