Say no more!! 🙂
Please make sure you read the web post (in School News) by Mr Davis, our Health & Physical Education Specialist Teacher, who organised St Emilie’s representation at our first interschool Basketball competition!
Our Boys A team went through the comp undefeated and took out the Grand final in a very impressive win! A super effort and congratulations boys!
Lachy (far right) is to be highly commended on representing our school to such a high standard in both basketball and in oracy and drama in the last two weeks. Bravo Lachy – it is wonderful to see you developing your strengths across different domains!
As a school we pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of opportunity our students receive across all areas of the curriculum – sport being one of these.
A huge thank you to Mr Paul Davis on his ongoing commitment to raising the profile of physical education and sporting opportunity in our school – you are doing a really top job and it is very much appreciated!
While as leaders we cannot always attend each of these events, we are there in spirit and the updates we receive during days like these are certainly very exciting!
Congrats to all students who participated – being actively involved and being good sports, is another cause for much celebration here at St Emilie’s!
Well done everyone and thank you.
Our run of Performing Arts success just keeps on rolling in with our Year 6 student performances in the Oracy and Drama section!
All students achieved excellent results and have so much to feel very proud of!
On Friday we were informed that Aaliyah Poinen, has also won a shield – the Oracy Australia Award in the Primary Solo Speech & Drama section. Whoo hoo! Congratulations Aaliyah!
Today I was lucky enough to view some wonderful triaramas featuring our school bandicoot from Mrs Cogger’s Science Class! Bravo Year Three’s!
Amber and Roman did a mighty fine job on their triarama too! Our school bushland is a pretty special habitat!
If you want to know how to make a triarama watch this youtube clip! 🙂
Many thanks to all our wonderful dads for coming along to our Father’s Day brekkie and to those of you who ‘had a close shave’, hammered, played and got into the swing of a late start to work – BRAVO!!!
We wish all our dads and grandads a very happy and relaxing Father’s Day!
Parents are asked to please read the letter below and to reflect upon the conversations that you may find yourself caught up in from time to time, or indeed, on those conversations that you may have initiated.
To be clear, there is no place for judgemental talk in our school.
Those who spend their time talking negatively about others need to rethink.
Conversations have a way of coming back to school when parents talk about other parents, staff members and/or children. While we feel that the parents that engage in this type of behaviour are in the minority, it is good for all of us to reflect and make sure that we are continuing to ‘aim high’
As a school based upon Gospel values, we have high expectations of each and every person. While the secular world might hold up gossip, put downs and negativity as having some entertainment value, in real life it is hurtful and unjust.
Hopefully all of us are growing in wisdom and discernment as each day passes. In this way we can be the very best version of ourselves; the very best parents we can be for our precious, impressionable children.
All the very best for your meeting with teachers and children today – may it be a positive, uplifting and valuable experience for all involved!
Thank you for making the time to attend to encourage and motivate your child to keep on persisting and doing their best, while also supporting them to remain curious and rewarding creativity in their thinking!
Have a great day everyone!
What an absolute pleasure it was to see our Year 4-6 Dance Troupe in action on Friday night!
Each and every student is to be heartily applauded on the weekly commitment of time, energy and dedication they have given, to creating something very special for us all to enjoy watching, as well as to reflect upon.
The classic song, ‘Mad World’ was the perfect choice for a performance that so poignantly reflected the daily plight of the homeless in our society.
A huge thank you to Miss Foong, Miss Massimi and Miss Goodall for the incredible amount of time, talent and care they have shared with these students over so many months – we are truly grateful!
I am also very thankful that our Social Justice theme was explored in such a creative and powerful way!
Moving people’s hearts, helps to move people’s minds, and when this happens, ignorance is shattered and change is possible!
Please also check out this post from the teachers where you can view the children’s performance!
As part of our whole school focus on Social Justice this term, and as an acknowledgment of our deep respect for the Aboriginal people who first walked this land of ours, we invited Father Giovanni to come and bless the plaques we have just installed on each of our classroom doors.
The message on the plaques reminds us of the presence of the Aboriginal people millennia before the making of the Australian colonies and the Australian nation.
The use of plaques such as these were one of the recommendations of the Social Justice Statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), called The Heart of our Country: Dignity and Justice for our Indigenous Sisters and Brothers.
More information on current or previous Social Justice Statements is available from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) website: www.acsjc.org.au. Thank you Father Giovanni and students for your presence and participation and may we all continue to be mindful of ways that we can contribute to reconciliation and a bright and positive future for all our Aboriginal brothers and sisters and for children everywhere.
Our Year 5 and 6 students were fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity of ‘sleeping rough’ for the night here at school, as a way of connecting to the plight of so many people living on our streets every single night.
Students were given opportunities to explore the many different causes of homelessness and to reflect upon how this was a social justice issue that continues to require attention.
Mrs Carmel Wilson (who worked as a EA here for a number of years) spoke as a guest speaker about her work assisting those living on the street, driving a mobile van and giving meals and practical support, as did Miss Simone Hilton (our PP teacher) who talked about her work with Mini Vinnies.
Photos and other responses have been captured and will be displayed at the Open Night in Week 9.
A big thank you to all staff for organising the evening and to students for the way you engaged and conducted yourself – well done and thank you.