On Wednesday 27th June, the Year Three teachers were joined by St. Emilie’s staff, St. Emilie’s families, and the wider St. Emilie’s Parish community to offer thanksgiving at mass, for the school term. The significance of NAIDOC Week was also highlighted within the mass, and we were given an opportunity to share in a community prayer for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters. Harry had the important role of carrying the St. Emilie’s ‘message stick’ up to the alter, at the beginning of the mass. It was wonderful to share in the celebration of NAIDOC Week, together as a school and parish community.
The Devereux brothers were back in business again this week helping out with St Emilie’s Community Veggie Garden. Patrick and Merrick helped harvest ALL the radishes and wow look at that amazing amount of produce!
The boys have fun towing the trolley to the hall to sell our veggie produce to visiting parents and guests.
Here are some of our happy customers this morning.
A group of Year 6 students have taken over the veggie accounts. This a wonderful maths problem solving and accounting exercise for the students. Mrs Cogger gives the students the money made from the sale of veggies and then the students work out their own accounting system. As a team they work out the profits and pay out any debts. At present we are in front.
Mrs Cogger is putting together a new veggie garden roster for Term 3. If you would like to volunteer, then please send Mrs Cogger an email.
In Year Three, we have been discussing the Fruit of the Holy Spirit focus, joy. We watched a video that helped us to understand that joy from things like trophies and kicking goals, only lasts for a short time. We thought this was a little odd, until we realised that the special joy that we find in Jesus, lasts forever. We also reflected on how we can share the joy we receive from Jesus, with others. We discussed the quote, “How wonderful is it that we laugh because our bodies cannot contain the joy?”
Blake came up with his own quote, that we loved – “When you give joy, you actually kind of feel it too.”
Click here to view the video we watched, all about joy.