As always, please don’t go to any great expense – the simpler the better!
The Book Week theme this year is, ‘Find your treasure’ so helping your child come dressed as a book character they ‘treasure’ is one idea, otherwise you of course have a vast array of pirate characters!
PP-Year 6 students are sure to enjoy the incursion planned for Tuesday morning with the week being a celebration of reading, books and imagination!
A reminder to please check your meeting time this morning so you can be punctual, this way meetings can run on time.
Three way meetings Year 1-6, are an opportunity for the child to showcase some representative samples of their work to you and to discuss their goals and progress. It is a time for you to genuinely encourage your child’s efforts and to gently challenge if necessary.
Two way meetings K-PP, are between the teacher and the parent only. This meeting is a wonderful opportunity to listen, to ask questions and to clarify how your child is progressing in regard to various aspects of your child’s school experience.
Remember that we all want what is best for your child.
Please come with a positive attitude
Speak calmly and respectfully and listen carefully and with interest
Thank your teacherfor their time and their efforts throughout the term.
Thank your child and express how good they should feel about their efforts.
As adults we have a key role to play as motivators, encouragers and positive mentors to our children – may we choose our words carefully at wonderful opportunities like these!
MacKillop House celebrated the feast day of Mary MacKillop on 8th August. A Prayer service was held to remember Australia’s first Saint…
Mary cared about the people who had no one to look after them such as boys and girls who just roamed the streets, children in the country who had no school to go to, people who were old and sick and people who had nowhere to live. Mary wanted more than anything to help these people.
Mary MacKillop kept her faith in God and bravely challenged those who did not support her vision for a more caring world. Mary is an important Australian who spent her life helping people, especially children. She is Australia’s first Saint.
A huge thank you to the MacKillop students for their generous donations! We were able to purchase 33 new sleeping bags, along with pre loved sleeping bags, for those less fortunate than ourselves. Our donation was delivered to St Patrick’s Community Support Centre in Fremantle where we hope they will bring some comfort on these cold winter nights.
Mary MacKillop’s belief ‘never see a need without doing something about it’ was brought to life through your generosity! Thank you MacKillop families!
This week we celebrated National Science Week with Mrs Cogger during Science. Mrs Cogger held the Brain Break quiz for the year 6 students. The students worked in teams of 3 to answer ten Science quiz questions. Mrs Cogger had plenty of prizes to give away all donated by National Science Week.
Our winners with 9/10 were Sienna, Connor and Chanel. They each received a NSW cap.
Second place was Emelia, Meilee and Isabellle. These students received a bookmark and pen.
There were several teams on equal third place.
Mrs Cogger wished to share the National Science Week fun with the teachers. So each morning she emailed out one quiz question. The teachers had to inbox the correct answer. Here are our happy winners.
There were several other National Science Week winners throughout the week. Here are some more happy winners.
Mrs Cogger is delighted to announce that three of our students have been recognised for their fabulous Science designs in the ‘Celebration of Science’ logo competition. This a wonderful way for St Emilie’s to be acknowledged during National Science Week which commences this Sunday.
Our three award winners are
Ellani Limnios 1G
Kieran Ng 4B
Samara D’Souza 6B
The winning entries will be displayed at the Community Science Expo and the winners will also receive a prize. Prizes will be presented to the Logo Competition winners by the City of Canning Mayor at the welcome ceremony which starts at 10am on Sunday 19th August at CREEC.
We hope many of you will be able to attend this ‘free’ event sponsored by
Here are a few of our students entries. As you can see we have a lot of artistic flair and talent in the school!
This design is by Hannah Ozaraga in Year 6.
These designs are by Alexis O’Donnell 5B and Jaydee Laborte 6G.
This design is by Abbey Andrews
Here is Kieran Ng’s ‘highly commended’ entry
Here are a couple more entries
Congratulations to our winners and to all our students who participated in the competition.
If you wish to know more about the Community Science Expo then click on the link below.
HAVE YOU CIRCLED THE 19TH OCTOBER ON YOUR CALENDAR? 🙂
Early this term every student went home with a folder containing:
A sponsor sheet
A booklet detailing prizes that students can earn
A note explaining what our Term 4 Colour Run is all about
A plastic bag for money
The School Colour Run is to be held on Friday, 19th October.
Each child is to collect sponsors over the school holidays (with parent help) and all families are asked to come along on the 19th October to either join in or cheer from the sidelines, as children walk, jog or sprint around our Colour Run course!
At different spots along the way entrants (children, mums, dads, staff) will be showered with colours (unless they opt for the ‘no-colour’ run).
After/during the colour run families can bring their own picnic or enjoy some tasty food, a drink and an ice-cream from one of the food trucks!
In addition to raising funds, we hope that this community event will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, to meet and greet new families and relax after the working week.
This is our one major fundraiser for the year and with your support, we really hope it will be a great success!
In the meantime, please read the instructions in the pack provided and we look forward to seeing what we can achieve together!
A huge thank you to all families for your wonderful support of the children’s school disco and drinks and nibbles night last Friday! We all had a really great time and the children were fantastic from start to finish!
Despite awful weather we had over 350 children attend the disco and over 100 parents gather in the hub to have a chat! A really awesome community effort and we thank you sincerely for braving the weather!
A special thank you to Alison McEniery for organising the children’s disco and to Rebecca Richards for getting the Hub gathering together. These very busy working women rallied helpers and spent a considerable amount of time making sure that everyone was well catered for. Bravo girls!
Many thanks also go out to Miss Goodall and Miss Thomas who put their hand up to be DJ’s for the night! They did a fabulous job and the children really enjoyed seeing two familiar faces 🙂
As a leader, I am deeply grateful to all our stafffor their generous presence, support and practical help on the night – we are very lucky indeed to have such a committed team here at St Emilie’s!
Kerry Ross took some wonderful photos at the disco. We will let you know how you can purchase some shortly! 🙂 Thank you Kerry!
All in all a fabulous night of fun and friendship!
On Friday 3 August, St Emilie’s hosted the annual school disco. The theme for the disco was “Retro” and we were all amazed at the creative and extravagant costumes that we saw on the night. Everyone clearly went to a lot of effort to get into the groove of the retro theme! Everyone had a fantastic night showing off their groovy moves.