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.
Dear Mums and Dads
We have just 12 tables left to sell for the P&F QUIZ NIGHT so be quick and book your table NOW!
There are LOADS of really FABULOUS prizes to be won so it should be a really great night for one and all!
The compere Jon Lennon has a proven track record of making the night flow smoothly with lots of laughs, a few games and time for you to relax and enjoy the company of your friends!
Please do not delay and book your table of 8 via the School Office on 92569696… $80.00 a table ( $10.00 a head).
If you will require child minding please click on the form below, print it off and return to the Office ASAP.
If you would like to order pizza, please click on the form below, print it off and return to the Office ASAP.
Really looking forward to seeing you there!
WHEN: FRIDAY, 6th June , 6.45pm – 10.30pm
WHERE: ST EMILIE’S SCHOOL HALL
TICKETS: TABLES of 8 – $10.00 a ticket ($80.00 a table)
Phone Office : 92569696 to book your table!
NO BYO – DRINKS ON SALE
BABYSITTING (KIDS CLUB) : $10.00 per child (BYO beanbag/pillow/rug / board game/cards – a movie will be played) Children must be school-aged.
If you would like to come but don’t have a table please let us know in the Office. You might also contact your Class Rep ( see Community/P&Fon this website) and they may assist linking you up with another family from your class looking for a table.
Dear Mums and Dads
We are currently needing 14 helpers for the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle roster THIS SATURDAY 17th MAY. Unfortunately some of the parents who originally volunteered are now unable to make it for various reasons.
1. Natalie Pepping 2. Nicole Grima 3. Tina Pinnock 4. __________
9.00am – 10.30am
1.Jessica Hunt 2. Paul Gates 3. ____________ 4. ______________
10.30am – 12.00pm
1. Amanda Fuller 2. John Devereux 3. _____________ 4. _________
12.00pm – 1.30pm
1.Peter Robertson 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ________
1.30pm – 3.30pm
1. Simon Klass 2. ____________3. _____________ 4. ___________
3.30pm – 5.30pm
1. ______________ 2. _____________ 3. ____________ 4._______
Please contact Tina Pinnock ( P&F President ) at: firstname.lastname@example.org