Click on the link below to download the homework for the next two weeks!
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!
LISTEN TO A SNIPPET HERE!
A much appreciated parent email… feedback is motivating and appreciated!
A note of thanks for organising the St Emilie’s Band to play this morning at the Catholic Performing Arts Concert. My son was so excited to be part of the band this year and he loved getting the opportunity to play in the concert. He was so nervous and excited this morning getting ready for school! I thought the band did a wonderful performance and really showed their diversity of skills in playing different instruments. The kids all looked so confident and happy to be involved. Thank you for all the additional work that goes into organising such an event, it was lovely to watch and be a part of.
(Parent Name withheld)
For those who missed the performance, the band will play again on Friday, Week 4 14th August at the Year Two Assembly 8.45am – 9.30am.
Please read the following note which asks each family to give some thought to how you might be able to support us in the lead up to the St Emilie’s Inaugural School Fete to be held in Term 1 next year on Sunday 13th March.
In addition to ideas for stalls and a commitment by families to the date, we also are really needing SPONSORS (more information to follow) and DONATIONS that can be used as prizes. So please make some time to fill out the form and return it by Friday week, 12th August.
CLICK HERE: P&F Fete Planning Stall Ideas – form
Please click on the link below to download our Year 6 newsletter for Term 3.
In the final weeks of this term we have had a wonderful time learning about the beautiful folktales of the Philippines and the main religions of the country.
The Philippines are mainly Catholic. Like us in Australia, the Philippines have a diversity of religions but are mainly Catholic. We explored some beautiful Spanish churches and compared them with our own in Australia and found some amazing similarities!
In keeping with our learning “habit of Mind” skill of applying past knowledge, we compared our learning of Vietnamese Buddhist temples with what we now know of the churches in the Philippines.
The senior classes -years 4-6 watched the Philippine folktale- Tung kung Langit and compared it with our own “Creation story” from Genesis in the Bible and the junior classes watched “The First Pineapple” and discussed the origins of folktales and the life lessons they teach- In this lovely folktale the life lesson is to be diligent when doing your chores and to help out Mum and Dad when they are busy! What a great example!
Below are some of the results of our discoveries in the last few weeks!
Interschool Lightning Carnival–Friday 26 June
All year 6 children are competing in a Lightning Carnival this Friday 26 June. The details of the day are below.
What: Interschool Lightning Carnival
When: Friday 26th June 2015
Where: Maida Vale Reserve
CAR PARK: Asphalt area with access off Acacia Rd and gravel area adjoining access road off Ridge Hill Rd.
Transport: Bus: Depart 8:45am Return 2:50pm
* students may be collected by parents from the venue. Please ensure you check your name off with a teacher before departing.
To Bring: Hat, water, excursion bag, snacks for recess, football/soccer boots or netball shoes
To Wear: Sport uniform
Lunch: Bring your own
Staff attending: Mr Naden, Miss Corkhill, Mrs Tilyard, Mr Munro and Mr Davis
Lightning Carnival Outline
9:30 – 9:35 Opening Ceremony led with prayer and greeting
9.40am -10.25am Round 1
10.25am- 11.10am Round 2
11.10am- 11.20am MORNING TEA
11.20am – 12.00pm Round 3
12.00pm-12.45pm Round 4
1.05pm-1.50pm Round 5
1.50 – 2:00pm – Clean up
2.00pm PRESENTATIONS (held at individual grounds)
Today is St Emilie de Vialar’s Feast Day and we are celebrating in a variety of ways!
All families are warmly welcomed to our whole school Mass at 9.00am.
Cheesies and a sausage sizzle lunch and icy pole package for lunch – thanks to the generous donations of a few amazing parents in our school community (who wished to remain nameless!)
Our Year Six leaders have organised the stalls and games for…
and classes will engage with the St Emilie story and the power of prayer back in the classroom.
Money raised will …
‘help others in difficult times’
just as St Emilie did!
Thank you for supporting this day of celebration and fund-raising for those who need our help xxx