A few reminders about procedures for dropping off and picking up your children here at St Emilie’s.
Please give way to cars at the crosswalk so Amherst Road can be cleared as much as possible of traffic. In the afternoon there is a teacher on duty to facilitate this.
When dropping off/picking up children, drive through as far as possible. Do not stop in front of the administration building if there is space in front of you to drive forward.
Please do not enter through the gate near the Church or the gate on Philadelphia Parade as these are exit gates only.
Only cross at the crosswalk, there are a number of families crossing in front of where the staff park their cars.
When being dropped off and picked up, children should only exit/enter their cars on the left hand side of the car, school bags should not be in the boots of cars. If your child is unable to do up their seat belt independently, please do not use drive through.
Please click on the links below to access the Year Four Purposeful Practice grid for Term One – Weeks 4&5 and any other resources that may be needed to complete purposeful practice throughout this fortnight.
Please print the ‘Print Me Page’, which is to be filled in, signed by a parent and returned to school on Friday the 3rd of March.
Last year we started a project aimed to assist children who may find navigating the highs and lows of playground life a bit overwhelming. We wanted to offer an opportunity for all children to be more aware of the needs of others and become closer as a community by inviting them to care for one another during recess and lunch breaks.
We created our very own version of a “Buddy Bench” – a safe place where students can sit if they have lost their friends or are having trouble finding someone to play with.
When a child sits on the buddy bench they can be easily spotted by other students who can invite them to play, or be spotted by a staff member who may offer some suggestions about who they can play with.
We were fortunate enough to have two benches, one for junior students and one for senior students, donated by the activities organiser, Brodie Hall, of Bunnings Warehouse in Harrisdale.
The colourful design you see on the benches was made possible by Jim McClenaghan of The Painters, who donated his time and skills, painting the benches by hand.
We are very thankful to all those who generously contributed, allowing this project to come to life.
Personalised Envelopes were sent home today to parents. PLEASE NOTE you now have the option of placing your photo order ONLINE instead of filling in the pre-paid envelope. Refer to your child’s personalised envelope for details about online ordering, or phone MSP Photography directly on 9240 8000.
If you are placing an order through the pre-paid envelope please make sure your child brings the envelope to the Front Office before photo day, otherwise your order will be missed. NOTE: If you placed your order online, you DO NOT need to bring your envelope to hand to the photographer.
If you wish to purchase a family photo, please come to the Front Office to collect a family envelope. It is the eldest child’s responsibility to collect their siblings at the scheduled time for family photos. On delivery of the school photos the family photos will be left at the Front Office for parents to collect, they will be not sent home with the children. NOTE: Family photos cannot be ordered online!
NO CHANGE is able to be given, so please ensure correct money is enclosed in your envelope. We now offer online ordering as a service for your convenience. Payment for photos can be made by cash, cheque or money order in your prepaid envelope or via Credit Card for Online Purchases Only.
All children will have an individual portrait taken whether purchasing photos or not for the school data base. If you have not placed an order on photo day you can still ORDER ONLINE up to 14 days after the last photo day. If you wish to place an order and it is after the 14 day period please phone MSP Photography on 9240 8000. PLEASE NOTE: Orders placed after the 14 Day period will incur late fees.
All children will have the opportunity to purchase Specialist Group Photos, once the photos have been delivered to the school, at $15 each. The photos will be on display at the Front Office for 2 weeks after the delivery of our photos for ordering. Any Special orders placed after the due date set will incur late fees.