8.00am – 8.30am this Wednesday, the 1st August, families and children are warmly invited to join Father Giovanni, staff and parishioners at Mass.
This is a really wonderful opportunity for families to be together, to hear the Word and to receive Communion.
Connecting to the Eucharist helps us to receive ‘food for the journey’; to energise and recharge, to reflect on where we are going, to seek forgiveness for the times we have let ourselves and others down, and to ask for the help we need to move forward in a positive direction!
Mrs Cogger encourages all families with a keen passion for Science to attend this wonderful community event. Our students are submitting entries to the ‘logo’ competition and hopefully some of our drawings and designs will be on display the expo.
On Friday 20th July, St Emilie’s held it’s annual Cross Country event. Many students have trained hard with Mr Davis, and they were fit and ready for the challenge. It was fantastic to see all students giving their best effort and using a growth mindset to show persistence amidst the challenge. We were blessed with a beautifully dry day and supportive parents who encouraged the children both on the day and in the lead up to the event.
Mrs Ryan and Miss Hynes are very proud of all of the Year Six students who participated. Bravo!
A reminder that children from Years 3-6 will be running in today’s House Cross Country FRIDAY 20th JULY.
It looks like we are really lucky and the weather is going to be fine this morning!
Classes from Years 3 -6 will assemble on the oval to support teammates from their House. (In the unlikely event of rain, classes will be brought out to run when it is their turn and other classes will remain indoors).
Children are to wear their House t-shirts and can wear sport shoes other than their black ones if they wish, however they need to bring their school shoes to change into after the event.
Families are very welcome to come along to cheer and support!
Sadly, I am away at CEWA today, but I will certainly be there in spirit!
This term the student’s sporting experiences will be Athletics based, in order to prepare children for our Athletics Carnival at the conclusion of the term. Health classes will focus on the benefits of Physical Activity, Healthy Eating. I will also be supporting classroom teachers with the teaching of the Keeping Safe Curriculum content this term.
YEAR 1,2 & 3
Sport – Students will learn and practice Spiky Ball, Flag Relay and Baton Relay in preparation for the carnival.
They will also learn correct sprinting technique and compete in 70 metre time trials that will influence the divisions they will compete in on carnival day.
Health – Topics this term will include:
‘Core Foods’ and importance of a balanced diet
Packing a Healthy Lunchbox
Importance Of Physical Activity and how it affects our body
Physical Activity in the community
YEAR 4, 5 & 6
Sport – Students will compete in 3 carnivals this term.
Jumps & Throws (Field Events)
Athletics Track Events
Sport classes will focus on the skills to prepare students for each of these carnivals.
This includes team game practice for Corner Spry, Leaderball, Baton Relay and Sprint Time trials. Students will also learn the correct technique for Field Events that include : Turbo Javelin, Shot Put and Long Jump.
Health – Topics this term will include:
Food groups and Nutrients
Nutrition and Reading Labels
Importance of Exercise and Fitness
Importance of Personal Cleanliness
IMPORTANT PARENT REMINDER
Here at St Emilie’s we have a heathy eating policyand parent support is essential.
A well balanced lunch box includes:
1) Sandwich, wrap or crackers
Remember that wholegrain and wholemeal varieties of breads and crisp breads are best. Try to also include a protein rich filling such as ham, tuna, chicken breast or egg on sandwiches as the protein helps to keep kids full throughout the afternoon.
2) Piece of fruit
Fresh fruit is always best as dried fruit, fruit juice, fruit sticks and straps are high in sugar and digested quickly.
3) Dairy food
Dairy foods including milk, cheese, yoghurt and dairy snacks provide both calcium and protein for healthy bones, teeth and growth. Look for the very few yoghurts that do not contain added sugar where possible.
Aim for snacks to contain less than 400kJ or 100 calories per serve and options that are made from whole grains — see the list detailed below. Naturally homemade snacks such as banana bread or mini muffins are better options nutritionally if you do have time to make them.
Water should always be the drink of choice for children. Fruit juice, cordial and flavoured waters are high in sugar and not consumed regularly.
Yr 5/6’s will be undertaking a ‘note story’ project. Students will be writing a story using ‘music’ letters/notes to make up some of their words. For example words such as ‘ace’ ‘cabbage’ and ‘be’ are all words made up of the first 7 letters of the English alphabet and hence the musical alphabet. They will be given class time to complete their project and it will be due in week 5 of term. They will be also continuing on with their Sol-fa singing and theory programme from the music tool chest resource.
Yr 2-4’s will be continuing on with their class band projects and sol-fa singing. The year 2’s will be starting off with ‘Au Clair de la lune.’The year 3’s ‘Jamaican Jack and the year 4’s with ‘Hide and Seek’. The year 3’s and 4’s will also be continuing with their theory programme from the Music Tool Chest Resource.
Yr 1’swill be looking at form in music. Namely A and B form and what constitutes an A and B section. They will also be looking at how ‘dynamics’ effect music. A number of songs and musical activities will be again be taught and sung throughout the term using the ‘Music Room’ Lower Resource.
Yr 4-6 Choir will be performing 2 songs for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival namely ‘Al-shlosha’ a Hebrew song of peace and ‘May the Road Rise to meet you’ a song set to a traditional Irish blessing.
St. Emilie’s school band will be focussing on our 2 songs for the CPAF in August. They will be a ‘Rockin’ train’ and ‘Gina.’
If your family would like to win one of two family passes to the ‘hands-on’ Horrible Histories – Pirates- Maritime Museum Exhibition in Fremantle, then simply write down your best kid-friendly pirate jokeand add an accompanying drawing! Pop your entry into the box outside the library before next Wednesday, 25th July!
The passes are valid until 12th August and include entry into the WA Maritime Museum.
Good luck everyone! 🙂
Winners announced by Friday next week! Everyone else can walk the plank 🙂