On Tuesday 6th August, twenty students from Year 5 and 6 travelled to Mercy College to perform their liturgical dance routine. The girls have been rehearsing their piece for the past ten weeks, in preparation for the Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools. The movement was performed to the, ‘Compassion Hymn’, and it highlighted the amazing and overflowing mercy, that Christ our Lord so generously shares with us all. The girls represented our school through dance, celebrating the rich Gospel message of peace, kindness and forgiveness, and can be very proud of their efforts.
On Wednesday 27th June, the Year Three teachers were joined by St. Emilie’s staff, St. Emilie’s families, and the wider St. Emilie’s Parish community to offer thanksgiving at mass, for the school term. The significance of NAIDOC Week was also highlighted within the mass, and we were given an opportunity to share in a community prayer for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters. Harry had the important role of carrying the St. Emilie’s ‘message stick’ up to the alter, at the beginning of the mass. It was wonderful to share in the celebration of NAIDOC Week, together as a school and parish community.
Thank you to Joshua, Noel, Heather and Loren who represented St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School at Newman College for the LifeLink launch last Wednesday 6 June. Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, Bishop Don Spoxton and Acting Executive Director of CEWA, Debra Sayce spoke of the importance of LifeLink and the difference it makes to so many people throughout WA.
Each school received a special commemorative shield as recognition for their participation in the LifeLink appeal. The LifeLink organisation was established by the Archdiocese of Perth in 1994 to provide for the ongoing financial and promotional support of agencies established or assisted by the Church.
LifeLink’s agencies deliver professional services & caring support to thousands of people in need throughout Western Australia each year.
Last year, LifeLink funded agencies reached out to help over 34,000 Western Australian families and individuals in need, delivering more than $54 million in caring services and professional programmes throughout WA
Today the Year 5 & 6 students from the St. Emilie’s Christian Dance Group expressed their love and faith, through movement and dance, as part of the Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools. All of the students danced with joy and honesty, and received wonderful feedback from the guest adjudicator present. Luckily for the community of St. Emilie’s, the Christian Dance Group will also be performing their liturgical dance at the upcoming Feast of Assumption Mass, and would love you to be present. Here are some snapshots of the performance at today’s showcase.
Miss Goodall, Miss Foong & Miss Massimi