On 28th August we celebrated Book Week at St Emilies. Six Blue invited our Year Two Blue buddies to our class to celebrate and share our love of books together. To begin with we discussed and shared the books that had inspired the characters we were dressed as. Next we watched a short Treasure Island cartoon to peak our interest in the whole Book Week theme. Finally we completed an activity where the students designed “coins” for a treasure chest. On each coin the students wrote the title of their favourite stories. These treasure chests were decorated and our Year Two buddies took them home. Overall it was a wonderful afternoon filled with sharing a love of books.
On Monday 27th August, St Emilie’s had a visit from Mike from World of Maths. The Year Six students had numerous opportunities to engage in many interesting and challenging problem solving activities. The students worked together in small groups to try and solve various mathematical problems. Overall it was a very inspiring and rewarding afternoon that provided the students an opportunity to apply and challenge their understandings to a variety of math concepts.
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 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.
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.
Today Year 6 took part in Life Education’s ‘Relate Respect Connect’ unit.
This unit promotes building safe and respectful relationships both online and offline by:
- Understanding how to respect ourselves and others
- Identifying the characteristics of positive relationships and the importance of relationships to our own and others’ wellbeing
- Developing strategies to help maintain positive online and offline relationships
- Practising strategies to respond to unsafe or disrespectful situations online and offline
The Year Sixes completed a variety of hands on and collaborative tasks which encouraged them to reflect on their own relationships at school, in the home, in the wider community and online.
For more information check out the parent tips on helping your child to:
- develop self-respect
- make friends
- respond to disrespectful behaviours
- manage disagreements
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!
On Friday the 8th June, the Year Six students had the pleasure of attending an incursion with Patrick Reid. Patrick is an experienced teacher and university lecturer with a keen interest in everything science and mathematics. Patrick demonstrated many interesting scientific experiments and posed, then explained mathematical problems. The students explored tangrams as well as some fascinating facts about astronomy. Overall the morning proved to be an enriching and worthwhile learning experience for all of the students.