On Thursday the 4th April, St.Emilie’s took along a squad of 30 swimmers to compete in the Inter-School carnival held at Aqualife Aquatic centre in Victoria Park.
The cool breeze and weather provided challenging conditions for the children, however this did not stop us from achieving our best ever result at an Inter-School Swimming carnival.
The children should be very proud of their efforts. Many of them attending early morning training sessions throughout the term and showing great commitment to get the best out of themselves.
Our Year 4, 5 and 6 classes all performed very consistently throughout the day. On top of this, we had some Outstanding individual performances.
Nathanael was awarded the year 4 Champion Swimmer, Jessica was awarded the Open 100m Freestyle Gold Medal and was the Runner Up Champion Swimmer overall. Rory was also awarded the Runner Up Champion Swimmer for Year 6.
Final Scores were as follows:
1 Notre Dame 854
2 St Joseph’s 760
3 St Emilie’s 696
4 St Munchin’s 690
5 Sacred Heart 652
Thank you very much to all the parents who turned up and supported us on the day, as well as attending the early morning training sessions.
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.
No child should be dropped off before 8.20am and all children need to be picked up by 3.20pm
Please do not enter through the gate near the Church or the gate on Philadelphia Parade as these are exit gates only.In peak times, only turn left onto Amherst Road from the Church Gate.
Please do not park in front of driveways of houses around St Emilie’s, we are getting a number of complaints from residents about this.
Only cross at the crosswalk, there are a number of families crossing in front of where the staff park their cars. This is potentially dangerous for all concerned.
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.
The ‘Bullying – No Way!’ website for Australian schools is managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group, which has representatives from all states and territories, including the Catholic and independent schooling sectors.
Here at St Emilie’s we work hard to maintain a ‘close ear to the ground’, to empower students to ‘find their voice’, to stand up for what is right, to seek out help and support when needed, to work together to maintain a safe and respectful school culture.
Parents and carers
Parents and other carers have a key role in preventing and responding to bullying.
Learn what bullying isand what it is not. This is the first step in talking about how to prevent or respond to bullying with your child. ‘Bullying’ is a word that is used for lots of things that are not actually bullying. These other behaviours may be just as serious, but may require different responses.
Talk about the value of diversity with the community and understanding that each individual is unique and brings with them individual differences that should be values and respected.
Talk about bullyingwith your child at home to make it easier for them to tell you if something happens. Make sure they know what bullying is and how they can respond. Help prepare your children to prevent online bullyingand to know what to do if it happens.
Recognise the warning signs of bullying. Although there may not be an issue, you should talk to your child if you have any concerns. Raise the topic generally if you don’t want to ask directly. Be aware that many times children and young people won’t ask for help, so it is important to know what to look for.
Find out as much as you can about what has happened by talking calmlywith your child. A good understanding about what has happened can also help you in communicating with the school about the situation.
Read about strategies that can help. Practising strategies at home with your child is a good way to prepare them to use them at school.