Dear St Emilie’s families,
This week the students had a visit from Megan Brown from Waterwise Schools. Megan gave presentations to the students on a variety of Waterwise topics.
Megan explained about the important work of the Water Corporation and it’s role to provide clean and healthy water to Western Australians.
Megan showed us water ‘before’ it goes to the treatment plant.
And we compared the water to ‘cleaned’ water.
Megan told us how the dams used to provide Perth with enough drinking water but because of our drying climate we now have to source other water resources.
We learned how there is limestone in the ground around Perth. Limestone ‘holds’ water.
Megan showed us this fantastic model of the water cycle and we could see how the water soaks into the ground below.
We learned about the desalination process.
To conclude we learned that our drinking water comes from three sources – dam, ground and desalination.
The Year 5 students had an interesting presentation about how Aboriginal people valued and sourced water and the strategies that they used to locate sources.
The Year 6 students completed a quiz using Keepads.
We learned about the desalination process – how the water is processed using
- ultra filtration
- reverse osmosis and
- ultra violet light
This is the unit used in the reverse osmosis process.
The water goes through four stages before it is pumped into our water supply.
The Year 3 students participated in a drama activity about the water cycle.
The focus in the Year 4 session was to learn how leaves use and transport water. The students had the opportunity to use their Rotary microscopes.
We thank Megan from Waterwise Schools for sharing her Waterwise knowledge with us. The presentations were most informative.
Mrs Chaves & Miss Corkhill
From Mrs Chaves & Miss Corkhill
8th Oct Pupil Free Day -Professional Learning Day for Staff
19th Oct Graduation Photo day
19th Oct Whole school Colour Walk or Jog 4.30pm – 7.00pm
23rd Oct Interschool Jumps
25th Oct Interschool Athletics
26th Oct National Teacher’s Day
31st Oct P&F Meeting 9.00-10.00am
31st Oct Staff Meeting 3.20pm-4.30pm
31st Oct Board Meeting 5.45pm-6.30pm
31st Oct ‘Cyber Safety’ Parent Presentation 6.30 – 7.30pm
1st Nov All Saints Community Mass 8.00am-8.30am
5th Nov Staff Curriculum Meeting 3.20pm -4.30pm
7th Nov Kindy Parent Information Meeting 6.00pm -7.00pm
14th Nov Staff Curriculum Meeting 3.20pm -4.30pm
20th Nov Whole School Audit
19-29 Nov Two Way Parent Meetings -book online
21st Nov P&F AGM/Annual Mtg in Learning Hub 5.30pm – 6.30pm
26-29 Nov Keyed Up Music Recitals – MPR
28th Nov P&F Meeting 9.00am – 10.00am
30th Nov End of Year Picnic 4.30pm and Concert 5.15pm
4th Dec PP Celebration Day
4th Dec Graduation Mass, Supper and Presentation 6pm
5th Dec Thanksgiving Mass and Community Morning Tea
5th Dec Kindy Celebration Day
5th Dec Year 1-6 Celebration Afternoon
6th Dec Semester Two Reports available Online
7th Dec Last Day of School.
Today we began working through a multiplication and division problem solving iBook.
We are working on this task in pairs or small teams. It requires us to read a story problem, decide whether we use multiplication or division to solve it and then show our working, to find the solution.We’re really enjoying the challenges and look forward to solving the rest of the problems this week!
Mrs Chaves, Miss Corkhill & The Year Four