Recently our Year 6G students conducted a waste audit of all our recess and lunch waste from Years 1-6. Robyn Brown from Rivers Regional Council presented and conducted the waste audit with the students. At the time of the audit she indicated how impressed she was with the waste management at St Emilie’s in particular, our reduced use of ‘single use plastics’ such as Gladwrap.
Robyn Brown took our table of findings back to her office at Rivers Regional Council to analyse them and prepare a report. Just this week Mrs Cogger received an email from Robyn with her recommendations about how we can continue to effectively manage our waste. We will be addressing these improvements over the duration of the school year.
Here is Robyn’s reply
Your waste audit results reflect what we found on the day….a fairly large sum of food scraps compared to anything else.
The whole of annual school waste is quite low for 462 students at 1092kg. Some schools of your size would be throwing that out in paper alone!
Make sure you do congratulate everyone for following the principles you have been teaching, including parents!
I am happy to come again and chat with you or your Green Team about the next stages for accreditation or any other waste wise matter.
If you wish to see our waste audit results open the attachment below.
On Friday 10th February, students from years 5 and 6 took part in our ‘wellbeing day’. Students were grouped in their houses and rotated through four different activities for the day. Miss Hynes & Miss Thomas led a healthy eating session where students enjoyed delicious, fresh dips along with celery and carrot sticks. Mrs Ryan held a meditation session which incorporated reflective music and quiet activities and finally, Mr Naden and Jacob Aquino organised different fitness stations and team building activities which involved a lot of running, jumping, muscle building and communication. All activities were aimed at improving our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and of course, our teamwork skills and house spirit!
The day was a huge success and we look forward to more Wellbeing Days in the future!
This term in Integrated Studies, students have have been working on an economics small business project. After learning about how our needs impact on where and how we live, students chose their own groups and came up with an idea for a business that could address a need or a want.
The initial stages of the project involved creating a company name, logo and vision statement. A Year Six stock exchange was then set up and groups share prices fluctuate according to their output each week. Each company was given a list of ethical decisions that had consequences for each choice, and they produced an analysis of an Asian country and Australia to help identify potential customers.
Students have also set up a company website to store all their work throughout the unit, and they have begun filming advertisements for their companies. This project focuses on how Asia and Australia are connected and provides students with the knowledge of how understanding money and its management can help us to meet our wants. Students have investigated why trade is necessary and through their business decisions, they begin to discuss financial concepts like wages, tax, budgets and inflation with the goal of becoming more financially astute in order to make more informed and considered decisions about the products they purchase or request to be bought for them.
Groups set up their own websites
They created a business flyer complete with QR code link to their website
The sign-up sheets for the Confirmation masses will be available in the church foyer from Saturday 20 August 2016. The masses are due to be held on the following dates and the number of candidates at each mass will be limited. If you have particular dates, times that are best for your family, We suggest you go to the 6.30pm mass on Saturday to ensure you have the date you require. For other Mass times when the church is open, please go the parish website for more information.
Saturday 5 November at 6.30pm Mass
Sunday 6 November at 9am Mass
Sunday 6 November at 5pm Mass
Prior to the actual Confirmation Masses, the next step in the preparation process is the Parent & Child Confirmation Workshop and it is very important that your child attend with either both or at least one parent. The date is as follows:
Wednesday 19 October at 5pm and 6.30pm
The workshops will take place in the School Hall, and this year there is no need for prior registration of which session you will attend. Just choose the session you will attend, and register that you are present when you arrive.
Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.