Mr and Mrs Cogger are delighted to inform the school community that we have managed to get some coverage of the quenda living in St Emilie’s Bushland. Recently Mrs Cogger purchased a ‘night activation camera’. Over the past few weeks we have been setting up the camera in different spots around the bushland with the hope of capturing some images of the quenda.
Finally we had some luck.
This image shows the quenda on the far right bottom corner
We also found a mouse on the tree trunk.
If you click this link below you will see the video coverage of the quenda.
Our Year Ones are learning about nocturnal animals. The students will be having a presentation from Amanda Kristancic from the Backyard Bandicoot project based at Murdoch University. We will be very excited to share these images with her.
This morning the Devereux brothers and Jermaine met with Mrs Cogger to work in St Emilie’s Community Veggie Garden. Mrs Cogger was here early (in the freezing cold) to set everything up. The boys and their parents had a busy morning.
Firstly they had to pull up a lot of radishes. The radishes will need to be harvested by end of term to make space for the potatoes we have received from Seed Potatoes for Schools from WA Potatoes.
Then the boys had to pick and bag the rocket. Finally we were ready to take the produce to the hall to sell to the parents arriving for the Year 5 assembly item.
A small group of Year 6 students will calculate the profit as they manage the veggie accounts for Mrs Cogger.
St Emilie’s Community Veggie Garden will continue in Term 3 so if you would like to be involved please email Mrs Cogger.
Our Pre-Primary students were delighted to find two Southern Boobook Owls in the bushland this week. It is most likely that they have been enjoying our bushland environment over the summer holidays. Over the past few summers we have observed that they have made the school their home but once school resumes they disappear.
Mrs Cogger found out that the owls were back and she was quick to take a photo of them.
Western Australia (WA) Day is held on the first Monday in June each year and is a state holiday only. It commemorates the foundation of the Swan River Colony near Perth by European settlers in 1829, although sightings and landings occurred as far back as 1616. Originally Albany, on the south coast, was to be the capital of WA but better resources for shipping and farming were found on the Swan River so Perth became the capital.
WA Day was previously known as Foundation Day but, to recognise the Aboriginal people as the original owners of the land, the name was changed in April 2012.
WA was settled as a free colony, unlike some other parts of Australia like New South Wales and Port Arthur. It was the only British colony in Australia established with land grants to settlers. The settlers were given land in proportion to the quantity of people and goods they brought to the colony and were only given the full title to their land when it had been improved enough to be considered established and sustaining.
Events on the weekend of the public holiday include the WA Day Plate, a horse-racing event on the Saturday at Belmont Park; the WA Citizen of the Year Award for categories like Youth, Community, Business, Arts etc; and community BBQs around the state sponsored by local businesses.
Tuesday 3rd June – Staff PD Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program
Congratulations to Jordana, Mia and Georgia who participated in the Perth Weetbix Tryathlon on Sunday 30th March – a fabulous effort girls! The event is held at Langley Park in East Perth and starts with a swim in the Swan River, followed by a ride and run on the specially designed Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon course. It is always great to hear about children from our school who are using their time to keep fit, to have fun and to set themselves a personal challenge. Way to go girls!