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.
Please find attached our Purposeful Practice Grid for Week 9.
Jodie Ryan & Veronica Williams
In Year Three, we have been learning about the Church Sanctuary, as part of our ‘Eucharist’ unit in Religion. We explored some of the interesting and important objects and symbols that we see at church to find out what they mean. We learnt that:
The tabernacle is the place where the bread, which is Jesus’ body, is kept during Mass – Zane
The sanctuary lamp is next to the tabernacle and signifies that Jesus is present with us – Agnes
The lectern is the stand where readings are delivered by Father and other speakers – Nathan
The crucifix is seen in all Catholic churches and is an important reminder of the sacrifice Jesus made for us – James
After learning about these special objects and symbols, we went for a visit to our St Emilie’s church to find these objects. It was a lovely experience!
On Wednesday was our Year 3 Community Mass. Four students from Year 3 volunteered to read at the lectern. Charlie, Kevin, Cade and Arianny did a fantastic job of reading fluently and reverently!
We are enjoying learning all about our wonderful Church!
From the Year Three students, Mrs Ryan & Miss Williams
On Tuesday the 11th August, many of our wonderful Year 3 students celebrated the Sacrament of First Reconciliation.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a special part of our Catholic Faith journey and we have been busy preparing for this special celebration since last term.
In our Religious Education unit, we studied the story of ‘The Prodigal Son’, which taught us about forgiveness and love. We learnt about the gift of conscience. We explored the term ‘conscience’ and completed a reflection and examination of our own conscience. We also learnt about God’s rules and thought carefully about the importance of these rules, leading us to the understanding that God wants us to live peaceful, positive and fulfilling lives. We investigated the concept of reconciliation by researching the word itself and its meaning. We identified some synonyms for the word, including ‘penance’ and ‘forgiveness’. We then spent time learning about the process of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: which includes self-reflection; taking responsibility; understanding our words and actions; saying sorry; asking for forgiveness and promising to avoid making the same mistakes. Finally, we learnt about and spent time practising the steps of ‘The First Rite of Reconciliation’, to help us prepare for this special day!
On the day of our Reconciliation, we headed over to the school hall and were greeted by Father Jean-Noel and Father Victor. They welcomed us and shared some kind words to help us feel prepared. We then sat down with Father Jean-Noel or Father Victor individually and completed our First Reconciliation.
After completing our Reconciliation and while waiting for our friends, we enjoyed some reflection time as we coloured pictures relating to all of our learning throughout the unit. At the end of the afternoon, we shared how we felt after completing our Reconciliation.
Some of us felt:
Elizabeth – “Good and relaxed.”
Zane – “Happy!”
Owen – “Really good, because I enjoyed doing it!”
Arianny – “Amazing and relieved”
It was a special afternoon and we are very grateful for Father Jean-Noel and Father Victor for helping us to complete this special Sacrament.
From the Year Three students
Today we celebrated Magnificent Mackillop with the Mackillop house day celebration! The students in Mackillop have been working hard to learn their catchy new team song as well as practise the Mackillop chant. They also donated a pair of men’s socks each as a donation to those less fortunate than us.
The Year 6 Mackillop students led the assembly and shared some important information about Mary Mackillop.We learnt that:
Kyan – The feast day of Mary Mackillop is celebrated on the 8th August each year.
Isabella & Kyson – Mary Mackillop helped other people who were less fortunate.
Kevin – Mary Mackillop taught people in schools and other women helped her.
Zane – Mary Mackillop followed in Jesus’ footsteps and helped many people.
We all enjoyed watching and participating in celebrations.
This term in Numeracy, we have begun learning all about ‘Fractions’.
We know that fractions are parts of a whole and can be represented in many different ways including fraction models, written fractions and as fractions of a collection.
We had a ‘fraction exploration session’, where we played lots of games, which were a lot of fun!
We have also made our very own fraction walls to keep as a resource throughout the term for easy reference.
We are looking forward to learning more about fractions , which is important because apparently ….
Ah, you’ve got to laugh 🙂 !
From the Year Threes, Miss Williams & Mrs Ryan