Here are your purposeful practice activities for the next two weeks :
Grid – PP Grid T2, Wks 9 & 10 pdf
Weekly Quiz (pw – orange) Week 9 & 10 Quiz
Over the last few weeks in Maths we have been exploring Chance and Data concepts. We were introduced to a new game called, “Greedy Pig’. We found this game fun and exciting and it kept us on the edge of our seats. We had a ‘wipe out’ number which we would change each round and this would take our score to zero. Each roll we could add the number shown onto our total or we could risk playing again.
Maths can be a lot of fun and playing a game is a great way to hone our skills and knowledge!
Here are the home learning activities for the next two weeks.
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On Monday the 30th of March, the Year Six students accompanied by Mrs Thuijs, Mrs Aquino, Mr Munro, Mr Davis, Mr Naden, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Tilyard and Jacob Aquino departed for Woodman Point for their Year Six camp. Among the many benefits camp provides is the chance to build leadership skills that can be brought back and displayed at school.
On camp, students learn teamwork and relationship skills, trust, responsibility, and are challenged to show courage and bravery to complete different challenges. Students participated in a search and rescue, rock climbing, ultimate sports, raft building, team building, soccer and an escape from quarantine. Some students quickly found themselves out of their comfort zone however with encouragement and a positive mental attitude often surprised themselves!
Being in a new place with different people and even being away from home for the first time might have been scary at first, however feelings of happiness, joy, excitement and pride quickly replaced any fears. Camp was another great opportunity for our Year Six students to continue to build on their leadership skills while having a great time with their friends.
This week we presented our “Super” Assembly to the school community based on leadership lessons from Superheroes. Here are a few of the leadership qualities well known superheroes can teach us:
Lesson 1: Leaders reconcile differences and work as a team
Lesson 2: Good leaders are calm, peaceful and compassionate
Lesson 3: Great leaders don’t let their gifts go to waste and they encourage others
Spider-Man (Spider-Girl and Spider-Boy)
We had to use many skills such as teamwork, accepting differences, using our gifts and talents and encouraging others to help prepare and perform the assembly.
Our obvious talents were on show for all to see, but the most important lesson we learnt is that we all have some leadership qualities within us. Our challenge is to identify them and use them for the greater good!
Receiving our leadership badges was a proud moment for us all and they will be a visual reminder of our roles and responsibilities at St Emilie’s this year.
We are really looking forward to being leaders together at Camp very soon!
We encourage you to watch this great clip about being a ‘Hero’.
Thirty of St Emilie’s Year 6 children will be competing in a regional Interschool Cricket Carnival on Tuesday 17 March 2015 at Fletcher Park in Carlisle. Notes were sent home with the children participating on Wednesday and are due back today.
The MILO T20 Blast School Cup is a fast, fun, safe T20 carnival, which captures all the excitement of the KFC T20 Big Bash League. Teams of primary school students play a minimum of four games over four hours.
The matches take place on grass outfields with smaller boundaries to inspire countless fours and sixes. With music playing and several games taking place on the same oval at the same time, it creates an action packed, fun atmosphere where every kid is involved.
As well as encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle, the kids develop teamwork, leadership and fundamental movement skills. The modified game format encourages equal participation across batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping, regardless of ability.
On Wednesday, 18th February, as part of our Year Six Leadership Day, students got the opportunity to meet with Mrs Kerry Troost from Caritas Australia. The day involved lots of team building activities, discussion about what it means to be a leader in the eyes of the Church and ideas on how we can put these skills into practice at St Emilie’s.
Our opening activity required us to work together as a team to navigate our way over some ‘stepping stones’. We quickly realised that we needed to establish some basic rules and ways to communicate in order to succeed, and eventually we were able to get to the end!
Next, we talked about the different traits and qualities of leaders. We agreed that the most important characteristic of a Christian leader is that they are willing to serve others. Jesus was the perfect example of this as he served, welcomed and helped all people. He served by listening, being kind, compassionate and understanding, helping, praying, teaching and guiding, and his greatest service was giving his life for us. We are called to be good leaders by following the example of Jesus and serving and helping others to the very best of our ability, and that’s what we plan on doing this year to ‘give back’ to our school community.
We also discussed people in our lives who we felt displayed the qualities we think are important in showing strong leadership. Some of these qualities were:
We learnt many things about the good work Caritas Australia does throughout the world. The Project Compassion theme this year is “Food For Life”. We watched a video that showed us some of the work being done around the globe, and in Australia, to assist people in having the resources and skills needed to have “Food For Life”. Our project compassion boxes have now been set up in our class as well as at home, and we are excited to play our part in helping those in need.
After lunch, it was time for some more team building activities. We had to call on our best problem solving and leadership skills to complete “The St Emilie’s Leadership Race”. Each team had to carefully follow instructions, and work together to complete challenges and find clues to complete the course in the fastest time. This was a fantastic opportunity to have some fun, and practise working cooperatively in a competitive, but friendly and respectful manner.
The day was fun and informative, and we learnt a lot about the types of things we need to do this year to be good leaders at St Emilie’s. We’ve already shown that we can be great leaders through our initial work in our year six committees, but we know that after our experiences on leadership day, camp and throughout the rest of the year, we will be even better suited to lead our school as the year progresses!
On Tuesday 4th of November, our Year Six students were lucky enough to be the audience for students from Mazenod high school’s travelling drama production! Mazenod students have been visiting St Emilie’s for the last few years, and they have always presented an entertaining and informative experience!
The year 8 students from Mazenod performed a series of short skits featuring issues that our students may face next year in high school. They included things like travelling to school, making friends, peer pressure and much more.
Our students even got a chance to step onto the stage and play the lead role in some other improvised situations.
Aedan P stole the show when he became a “teacher” and stepped in to stop a bullying situation.
Kobe was a star when he made the choice to “do his homework” rather than play a game of soccer.
It was an entertaining afternoon and the performances certainly helped answer some of the questions our students had about high school.
Bravo Mazenod and many thanks!