LEADERSHIP DAY 2019 POST For LEADERSHIP DAY we took part in 4 activities to understand what it means to be a good leader and to develop our skills and talents to be the BEST LEADERS we can be!
Activity 1: Mr Munro:
For Mr Munro’s activity we were put in partners. One person had the blindfold, and the other person didn’t. The person with the blindfold had to listen and place their trust in the person who was not blindfolded to hit the golf ball into the cone.
Activity 2: Mr Thuijs:
Together we created an acrostic poem, on the words and phrases of leadership, responsibility, resilience, or bounce back.
Activity 3: Miss Thomas:
In this activity we talked about different emotions and feelings we may have already experienced or might experience in the future. We discussed some scenarios and how to respond appropriately whilst protecting our own feelings and the feelings of the other people involved.
Activity 4: Mrs Ryan:
In this story reflection session we listened to the audiobook of Wilma Jean The Worry Machine, and Mrs Ryan talked to us about what is okay to worry about, and what we shouldn’t worry about. We can control our worries and if we can’t then we shouldn’t let our worries get the better of us.
We ended the day by playing a game of AMAZING RACE – leadership version. We had many different tasks to complete in order to get the next clue. We had to work together as a team if we wanted to succeed and move onto the next level. It was a really great day!
Our reported Ava Thorpe shares her experience of the day.
Hello staff, parents and students. St Emilie’s have been to the grand final of the Synergy Schools Solar Car Challenge at Optus stadium on the 9th of April 2019. We went in a maxi taxi at 9:00am. We were all feeling very excited and nervous about the day ahead.
We arrived there at 9:30am and after we got signed in, we found our table and had a look at our equipment. At this point we were quite excited but nervous. We hoped our car would be good on the day.
We went through our box to make sure we had everything. At 9:45am we got prepared for the building process. We went outside and had a look at the track to see what it was like.
By 10:17am and we were ready to start the building process scheduled for 10:30am and at this stage we were so super nervous about today’s challenge. We started off well and first we took out our supplies. First Sophia E and Jacob put the guide pins in. Sophia C, Sophia E and Jacob put the axel and the wheels into the chassis.
Jack attached the wires to the motor and switch. Jack also attached the alligator clips to the wires so it could connect. Everyone helped to put the gears into the wheels. We placed the spacers into the axels to make the wheels run more smoothly. Then we attached the cable ties to the switch to hold the switch in place. We exchanged the small wheels for all big wheels.
We kept the solar panel in the shade. We decided to elevate the solar panel a little bit so we could get more sun. Attaching the solar panel was a bit harder than it looked. Jack and Jacob also attached the battery pack in case it was too cloudy for the solar panel. It was a hot day but thankfully was also a sunny day. Placing the wires on the alligator clips was very hard to do.
Once completed we went outside to test drive it. Our car wasn’t going fast enough. Our average time for 20 metres was 8 seconds. We were confused with what was going on with our car. We spent the time trying to figure out what was wrong with our car by giving it a few more test drives. We got the time down to 7 seconds. Our car improved.
7 news were there recording our challenge. We thought we could work out what was wrong with our car. We placed the solar panel in the exact same spot as before and put the small wheels back on. We put double sided tape on the wheels to make it sort of stick. It did the trick last time, so we have high hopes for this time.
By 11:16am we were happy with our car and have we have come up with a name for our car. We named it ‘Weapon’. We polished up our car to make it the best we could. We did one more try for good measure. Our car was really slow. There were only 19 minutes left until the races start. There was so much going on!
At 11:30am we went to get some morning tea and we had a chocolate muffin. There are 5 minutes left of the building process. At 11:40am we went outside to start racing and we were really excited. We were in round 3 and we were versing Huntingdale PS and Amaroo PS. On both races we came second and on the third race we came third. Thankfully we were into the next round. We fixed our car and it was performing better.
On the next round we were versing Amaroo and Bunbury. On the first race it was a false start on the second race we came third. On the third race we had another false start. We did not go on to the next challenge. The best place we could achieve was either fifth or sixth. We did one more race and we came 6th place.
After the award ceremony a drone flew over us and took photos and videos. The school that won was Amaroo PS but overall we had an amazing time and everyone who participated should be very proud. Even though we didn’t win, we were the first year sixes to get in the grand final from St Emilie’s CPS. Thank you for reading and thank you Optus stadium, Synergy and STAWA for having us. We really appreciated it. Also thank you Mrs Andrews and Mrs Cogger for coming on this amazing journey with us. Thank you parents and everyone who came to support us.
Goodbye and thank you so much for having a chance to read this amazing journey and opportunity for us.
Thank you and have a great day!
By Ava Thorpe
Here is a video recorded and put together by Jayden Victor.
On Wednesday 3 April St Emilie’s opened up the classrooms to showcase the wonderful learning that has been happening here at school. In Six Blue we had many families visit our classroom and see the learning that has taken place in what has been an extremely busy term. It was lovely to see grandparents visiting and having a go at some of the challenges that were on offer such as the Roman Numeral Card Match game and the BIMDAS challenge. The students were very proud of all their hard work and everything that they have achieved We wish all families a safe and happy Easter.
Our reporters Jayden and Ava T from Year 6 have this to share about their Synergy Solar Car Challenge experience.
On the 2nd of April 2019 St Emilie’s went the Synergy Solar Car Challenge at Mazenod College. The children who represented us were Sophia C, Sophia E, Ava T, Jayden, Jacob and Jack T. Mrs Ryan attended the event with us, so thank you so much for coming, we really appreciate it.
We started to build our car at 9:30 am. The first thing Sophia C and Sophia E placed was the axel in the wheel while Jack worked on the putting the gear into the other wheel and axel. Next Jack placed the wheels and the gears into the chassis. Next Sophia C worked on putting the wires into the solar panel. Jacob put the guide pins on the chassis.
We measured it with a piece of paper before we started the building process. We measured the track to see where to put the guide pins. We snipped the wires with the pliers to make the wire even. Jacob added the switch and the 2 wires. We had a small battery case and batteries in case it was too cloudy, but it was a beautiful sunny day!
Jack and Sophia E worked on placing the motor on the chassis. We used the alligator clips to attach the wires. Sophia C placed the alligator clips onto the motor. We had some difficulty with the cable ties. In our kit we didn’t get a cable tie. We attached the solar panel to the chassis. We propped up the solar panel with some small foam blocks. So far it was looking good. Jack put the battery pack on the chassis. Then we balanced it.
We went outside at 10am to go to test drive it to see if it worked. Then we could fix anything that didn’t work. We placed the car on the track, and it moved nice and smooth. It is a very fast car. There was just one problem. It was not revving hard enough. We were feeling so confident about the race. But we were trying our best to make it work. Sophia E and Jack were trying to fix the car up to make our car the best.
We were starting to become more confident about our car. It was now even faster than before. But it was still not going as quick as it should. We were very stressed by now. We raced for a third time for good measure. We did a quick change of gear. We raced it for one more time. We all thought it was really good. We stood a chance of winning. We went back inside at 10:20 and at 10:30 we were going to start to race our cars.
We went outside to race. Our number was number 6 and were in round 4. On the first race we came 1st even when we started the races and our car didn’t start up straight away. All the other cars were ahead of ours at that time, but our car started up and we overtook all the cars. On the second race we came 1st again but our car didn’t stop at the beginning that time. We had major good luck, but we still had 2 more rounds to go.
Round 2 our car came 2nd. On our second race our car came 1st. On our third and final race our car came 2nd. On round 3 our car came 1st. On our second race our car came 1st again. Overall, we won the Synergy Solar Car Challenge and we came 1st place for Year Six 2019! We will be attending the grand final on the 9th of April at Optus Stadium. Keep an eye out for your local newspaper, as all of our team will be in a photo about our victory win! Thank you so much for reading. I really appreciate it.
Here are some movies of our experience.
Parliament in Western Australia inherited the English system of government and law when it was colonised in 1829. Its first legislative body was the Legislative Council, which met for the first time on 7 February 1832 and was presided over by the Governor of Western Australia, Captain James Stirling, who nominated four other members.
On the 26th February 2019, the Year 5 and 6 students went on an excursion to the Parliament House and Constitutional Centre in West Perth. The students were involved in 3 sessions.
The Constitutional Centre where the children learnt all about the 3 levels of government. Federal – State – Local.
An educational tour of Parliament House to see how it works and some had the opportunity to undertake a role-play in the Legislative Assembly Chamber.
Lastly, the students had the opportunity to meet a Member of Parliament (our local member for Southern River – Terry Healy).
Gosnells Cricket Club will be holding trials for the Premier District U13s, U14s, U15s and U17’s squads for the coming 2019/2020 season. Trials will be held at Sutherlands Park, Gay St, Huntingdale. If you are looking to take the next step in your cricketing pathway then register your interest.
Trials will be held on
U13s and U14s – Monday 11th, 18th and 25th March. Register at 4:30pm for a 5pm start.
U15s and U17s – Wednesday 13th and 20th March. Register at 4:30pm for a 5pm start.
Focus points are all as important as each other. Coaches will be looking at
As well as your performance and attitude.
Age based criteria for the applicable junior competition are as follows
Under 17 – must be less than 17 years on June 30.
Under 15 – must be less than 15 years on June 30
Under 14 – must be less than 14 years on June 30
Under 13 – must be less than 13 years on June 30
You will be require your community club training uniform and full cricket kit. Trials will last for approximately 1.5 hours depending on numbers. All players who wish to join the 2019/2020 district squads must attend these trials.
Please register your interest below
email – email@example.com by Friday 8th March.
Include the following in your registration
Player name, parents name, player date of birth, current community club, contact email and mobile number.
Gosnells District Cricket Club is holding a
on Monday 4th March 7am for a 7:30am start
at Sutherlands Park, Gay St , Huntingdale
Cost – $15 per player to be collected on the day
Player eligibility – U11’s, U12’s and U13’s playing this season and NOT currently playing in district cricket.
The Zone Carnival is for developing players (girls and boys) who are interested in playing at a WACA Premier Cricket Club. The Zone Carnival will be played on ‘turf wickets’ at Gosnells Cricket Club.
Important registration information
Online registration by Friday 22 February via this link
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the subject line ‘Zone Carnival’
or phone Dinesh on 0416644717
full name, date of birth, playing age group, community club/school name, contact mobile and contact email.
Gosnells Cricket Club talent scouts will be out and about looking for potential new players to the club.