Please note that cross-country training is being held each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8am for those children who are interested in joining us, from Year 4, 5 and 6. A great way to build stamina and fitness in preparation for the event on Friday 25th July here at school and on Thursday 31 July at Tomato Lake.
As per the term planner and an earlier note sent home, at least one Year 4 parent of children who are making their First Holy Communion this year are required to attend the PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP which is to be held THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING,18th June.
There are two sessions being offered and you can elect which one you wish to attend:
Session 1: 5pm in the School Hall ( finish time: 6.15pm) (School and Parish Staff in attendance)
Session 2: 7pm in the School Hall ( finish time: 8.15pm) (Parish Staff in attendance)
The evening will reinforce what this special Sacrament is all about and it will also firm up details in regard to the dates for making the Sacrament. If you have any further queries please email Mrs Anne Aquino: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the Cathfamily Article on First Eucharist – it is a really good read!
Congratulations to all those parents who continue to book holidays in school holiday time – this is absolutely wonderful and a real gift you give to your child’s learning!
Keep the great work!
If you already have groceries home delivered through Aussie Farmers Direct, please link your account to St Emilie’s and 2% of your weekly spend will be donated back to the school. Logon to the Aussie Farmers website and follow the directions once you click on the Fundraising tab.
St Emilie’s has been selected to be part of a new Government data collection process for children with a disability. It is important for all parents to read the note below carefully because the definition of what a disability is, has now been broadened to include a wider range of student needs.
All data that is collected is completely confidential and will assist with possible funding allocations for our school and all schools into the future.
Thank you for making the time to read the following letter carefully. Please print it off ( or collect a copy from the Office) and return to your child’s teacher ASAP this week.
Many thanks for your support of this important whole school collection.
“Not enough is currently known about students with disability at the national level to enable governments to target support and resources in schools to help all students to reach their full potential. A nationally consistent approach to collecting data on students with disability will give governments, schools and education authorities information about how many students with disability are enrolled in Australian schools, where they are located and the level of adjustments provided for them to participate in schooling on the same basis as other students. Data will be used to gain a clearer picture of the needs of students with disability, and give more support to schools so that they can better understand and implement their core responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005.”
Please also remember that a child’s learning is a ‘work in progress’ and mistakes are all part of the learning process.
It would be very much apppreciated if you would please thank your class teacher and Front Office staff for their efforts in preparing for the day – a simple thank you goes a long way!
Many thanks to you for making time in your busy lives to come along – yit is very much appreciated.
Three way assessment provides a forum for teachers, students and parents to acknowledge student progress and achievement.
In three way interviews students typically lead by explaining about aspects of their learning as well as areas for further improvement.
The 3 Way is a valuable avenue for involving parents and students in the learning process and helping parents understand the teaching, learning, assessment and reporting process.
Three way assessment strategies and interviews have benefits for teachers, parents and our school.
Some of these benefits are outlined in the table below
- Allows for shared responsibility of student learning, assessment and reporting
- Flows naturally from some of the work produced in class
- Strengthens communication channels with parents about student learning and progress
- Enhances self-esteem by allowing them to share their learning opportunities in a positive, supportive environment
- Critically involves students in self-assessment and allows them to take responsibility for their own learning
- Empowers students as they work toward and achieve curriculum outcomes
- Increases parent understanding of learning and assessment
- Allows parents to participate in the reporting process rather than merely respond to it
- Provides evidence to support the twice yearly written reports
- Gives parents an opportunity to affirm, encourage and support their child through constructive feedback.
As you will be aware, we have really invested much time and money into refurbishing our school library and stocking shelves – it is now a place where we can proudly enjoy reading and sharing the beautifully refurbished space together.
The problem we have at the moment is the number of books that are arriving back from homes – torn, scribbled over, water damaged, with broken spines or lost.
While we educate children here at school about how to care for their library book, parents need to do the same.
Please ensure that library books are treated carefully and stored in the library bag when not being read; stored out of the reach of little ones; not read when food or drink is close by and that they are returned by THE DUE DATE.
Teaching our children about respecting our own property and the property of others is an important life skill – the more we work together the better! Please spend some time reflecting upon the routines you have in your home around caring for St Emilie’s library books (and all books in fact!) and ensure that you are doing your part in making sure our books are cared for.
Please note that damaged or lost books will incur a fine, which we will expect to be honoured.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support. The more we care for our library and our library books the more we will all benefit!
Regards from Tania and the Library Staff
If you are a current family at the school and have a child who will turn 4 by the 30th June in 2015, you are asked to book an interview time via the School Office on 92569696. We will be sending a letter shortly reminding you of this. Mrs Mary Urbano, Miss Ashana Wicks and Mrs Gillian Norris will assist you to make a time that is mutually convenient for the Principal and/or a member of the Leadership team between MONDAY 23rd – FRIDAY 27th June.
Monday 2nd June 2014
Tuesday 3rd June 2014