Children’s Book Week throws the spotlight each year on READING and on the importance and joy of being able to read.
Here in primary school we are charged with the privilege of supporting your child in the early years to discover how letters carry meaning and when formed together in certain combinations, create sounds and words.
We read class books together and we hover over words of interest and pictures that capture our imagination … we hold 30 children in suspense, on the edge of their seats … we talk about characters and how they often point us to a new idea or a feeling … we laugh, we cry, we rise to the defence of… we are stirred to act… we imagine… we create pictures in our heads…
Of course as a parent, you are in the unique position to join all the above with an even more personal experience and snuggle time. There is nothing quite so special as snuggling on a lounge with a beautiful book and a child.
Our challenge as educators and parents is to make every week a book week and by example, give the wonderful gift of reading for pleasure to your children!
Thank you to all those parents who made such sacrifices to be at today’s 2Way and/or 3Way meetings and when you arrived, for the interest and gentle encouragement that you gave to your child. To those parents who were not able to make it, we know you would of, if you could of.
All of us do more and do better when we are encouraged and when someone believes in us.
As parents, we have a responsibility to be encouraging to our children of their efforts – no matter how small their achievements are in our own eyes.
Encouragement, support and challenge walk hand in hand – you are doing a great job Mums and Dads, keep it up!
Congratulations to the St Emilies Dance Troupe on their tremendous performance on Wednesday night at the
Catholic Performing Arts Festival.
Their great effort, dedication and team work shone through and they absolutely ‘Danced the House Down!’
We could not be prouder of each and every one of the students who achieved great judges comments and results for their dance
‘What I Like About You’.
From backstage to centre stage, they represented our school beautifully and showed great sportsmanship.
We would also like to thank all of the parents who volunteered their time to help prepare the students for the performance.
Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!
Lastly, thank you for the overall support and well wishes we have received from all students, staff, parents and family members.
It has been a fantastic year for the Dance Troupe.
Dancers, you should all feel very proud of what you have achieved.
-Miss Kristy Foong and Mrs Kirsten Fowler
Congratulations to our wonderful Christian Dance Troupe who performed on Thursday the 6th of August at the
Catholic Performing Arts Festival at Mercy College.
They performed ‘The Prayer’ effortlessly and brought their teachers to tears!
Thank you to all 23 students for their hard work and dedication.
Your performance was indeed a beautiful prayer and we are so proud of you all.
We would like to thank the parents who came to support the Christian Dance Troupe at St Emilies Parish
and also to the parents and grandparents who made the trip up to Mercy Collage Parish.
Your ongoing support is very much appreciated.
Click on the link below to download the homework for the next two weeks!
PP Grid wks 4 & 5
This term we are excited to study and learn about the incredible diversity and richness of India.
We have planned a term full of creative and though provoking learning with a focus on cultural similarities and differences, social Justice issues in India, as well as fascinating festivals, traditional dress, history and of course…Food!!!!
This learning will culminate on our Open Night in Week 9 where all the children’s hard work and progress will be on display!
This fortnight the children have had a great time learning about where India is exactly, as well as its neighbours, and the meaning behind the national flag, as well as looking at some entertaining you-tube clips of Bollywood dancing and discovering some famous Indians!
We have been discovering the different regions within India and its geographical neighbours.
Here we learnt the significance of the colours of the Indian Flag.
White- Peace and purity.
Green- New life and Prosperity.
Blue Wheel- Ashoka Chakra- Wheel of law.
Here we discussed all the fascinating things we want to lean about India and the wonderful questions we want answered this term!
We really enjoy the you tube clips and here we are learning how to speak in Hindi (One of the many languages within India) “Namaste” can be used both as hello and goodbye. It means- “I honour you”.