A huge THANK YOU to those families that came along to support the 2018
PARISH FOOD FAIR
held in the school grounds on Sunday.
Whether you bought food, cooked food, served food, bought or sold raffle tickets, or simply turned up, bought a meal and and joined in the fun, your efforts were very much appreciated.
Days such as this really reinforce the power of
a COMMUNITY EFFORT!
The Parish community (of which we are all a part) really did a fantastic job harnessing everyone’s collective gifts and encouraging them to work hard as a team.
All money raised will help the parish realise their goal of building a new presbytery and office and this will include creating more parking bays , which the school will also benefit from.
are forged and strengthened on days such as this and much fun is had along the way.
A huge congratulations to Derek Holmes and Darryl DeSouza on their fantastic coordination and planning of the event – a job very well done! They both multi-tasked on the day – Derek, behind an electric guitar and Darryl behind some giant pancakes!
Check out this movie clip where Darryl gets a surprise visit from Derek!! 🙂
It was very special to see Father Chien and his sister and Father Jean Noel and his father at the fair!
And a HUGE BRAVO to Father Giovanni on his superb PAELLA made in the most HUMUNGOUS paella pan and delicious SPAGHETTI, which all sold out very quickly! (He got up at 5am to get it all organised!)
A sense of ‘community’ comes from our individual and collective efforts and involvement. It is something built from a shared vision and generous hearts and hands. Here at St Emilie’s school and parish, we continue to applaud those who build community through –
- volunteering and helping where they can
- being a good role model in their daily life
- smiling and being friendly when interacting with others
- withholding judgment and trying to think the best of others
Happy St Emilie’s Day everyone and may we all continue to aspire to be like St Emilie, whose deep faith was reflected in the way she helped others – especially those experiencing difficult times.
In Numeracy we are learning all about ANGLES!
We have learnt to:
It was our first time using a protractor. We had lots of fun learning about angles using our name to find different angles and our body to make the different angles!
Take a look below…
Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Friends,
Just a quick message to offer a sincere and heartfelt ‘thank you’ to you all for your very special support and kindness over these difficult few weeks. The sudden passing of my beautiful mother, has left our very close family completely heartbroken, however, your support, cards, thoughts and prayers have really helped to ease this very sad time in our lives.
Unfortunately, my return to school has been delayed due to illness. Mr Munro and the staff are, as always, working so hard to meet the many competing demands of school life and I am indebted to them all. I thank you for your support and care of our wonderful staff during my absence and I look forward to seeing you soon.
On Thursday 24th May, our Year Five’s went on an excursion to Fremantle to learn more about Australian history. Some of our stops included:
- The roundhouse, which was WA’s first prison
- A replica of the Dutch trading ship, The Duyfken, which carried goods to neighbouring countries like Indonesia, and explored some of Australia’s coastline in the 1600’s
- The Fremantle Prison, which we learnt was built by convicts along with other buildings around Fremantle and Perth.
- Monument Hill – where monuments stand to honour soldiers who have fought in wars throughout our history.
We had a fantastic day and we were all very thankful that the weather held off for our excursion. A HUGE thank you to our parent volunteers who helped make the day a safe and enjoyable excursion for all!
Science– An overview of Term 2 learning experiences
This term the student’s learning experiences will be focused on the Science Understanding of Earth and Space Sciences and integrating with the whole school Mappen concept of CHANGE.
Year 1 Changes in the sky
Year one students will consider the changes in the night and day sky. Students will make predictions and scientific observations about the daily, weekly and seasonal changes that they observe in their local environment. They will use their understandings about day and night to make observations about the changes nocturnal animals make to adapt to their environments. I am waiting to hear from the Backyard Bandicoot project at Murdoch University as our resident Southern Brown Bandicoot is still inhabiting our bushland. I have invited Natasha Tay to make a presentation about bandicoots to the students.
Year 2 Night and Day
Year two students will consider the changes in the night and day sky. Students will make predictions and scientific observations about the daily, weekly and seasonal changes that they observe in their local environment. They will use their understandings about day and night to make observations about the Earth’s rotation, how shadows are formed and participate in role plays to show their learning. The Year 2 students will also commence the Seed Potatoes for Schools Project (an initiative through WA Potatoes) and plant their seed potatoes towards the end of term 2. WA Potatoes will support the students throughout this initiative.
Year 3 Earth, Sun and Moon
Year three students will explore the changes in size, shape, position and movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon. They will investigate how shadows change throughout the duration of the day and link this new knowledge to changes in the Sun’s apparent movement across the sky.
Year 4 Earth’s Place in Space
Through a unit on the Earth’s rotation the students will learn how the changing patterns in the sky relate to days, months and years. Students will understand how observation and models can be used to shape their ideas and understandings through hands on activities. Students will explore the changing face of the Moon, explore Aboriginal astronomy and investigate the changing Noonjar season of Makaru.
Year 5 The Earth’s Orbit
Students will learn about the concept of change through a unit about the Sun, Earth and Moon. Students will understand how observation and models can be used to shape their ideas and understandings through hands on activities. Students will investigate the light spectrum and explore the solar system by using Celestia and Stellarium (a planetarium app). Students will also share how Science for Human Endeavour impacts our lives by sharing articles from the Double Helix magazines.
Year 6 The Changing Earth’s Surface
Through the concept of Changethe students will understand the causes of earthquakes and how they change the Earth’s surface. Students will also learn how changesto our local water supply have benefits for the local population. As a Waterwise School, we have been invited to the Ground Water Replenishment Facility in Craigie on Tuesday 29 May to learn about the future initiatives of our water supply. The students will also have an incursion from Earth Sciences WA about ‘Chem Rocks’. Students will be investigating the chemistry of soils and testing lime to help out a farmer with their crop. Robogals an initiative from the University of WA will also be giving a robotics workshop to the Year 6 girls on Tuesday 22 May.
What you might like to do at home:
- Perhaps you could sit down and watch and discuss some space -related TV programs? There are some wonderful programs about stargazing currently on ABC TV.
- Maybe you could make some space models together at home?
- What do you know about bandicoots? Perhaps you could do a little research!
- Why not buy a Double Helix magazine online and read some articles?
- Why not go for a visit to the Planetarium at Scitech!