As we prepare to head off on our Year Six Camp this week we ask for your prayers and support of all the staff left behind for the next few days. As always, we will be in daily contact and we look forward to returning on Wednesday – safe, sound and happy!
We appreciate the enormous trust that parents place in our hands when they allow their children to accompany us on camp. Rest assured we will take excellent physical and emotional care off them and we know they will return a better person for the experience!
I am extremely proud of and grateful for the willingness and generosity of my staff to support this area of the St Emilie’s school curriculum – we are indeed blessed.
Last Thursday, St. Emilie’s competed in only our second ever inter school swimming carnival.
Our students from year 4-6 had been preparing for this day for the entire term, with regular Friday morning training sessions and trials.
We entered this year with a full team, aiming to improve sharply on last years efforts. Our team of dedicated swimmers did not disappoint. We had some standout individual performers, Including Patrick Shaw, who won the runner up champion boy award… our school’s first ever medal winner at a swim carnival. Great effort Patrick!
We also had a fantastic team performance, with our year 4 relay team demolishing the opposition, winning by nearly a whole lap!
Once again, St.Emilie’s students demonstrated amazing sportsmanship, effort and attitude. At the end of the day, we managed to place in 4th Position, but with only a few points separating us from 3rd position we are heading in the right direction. With improvement like this, the next few years of swimming will certainly be exciting!
A big thank you to all the parents who came down and cheered us on all day, and also to Mr.Munro, Mrs Curulli and Mrs Aroozoo who gave up their time to provide much needed help.
Mrs Cogger has a collection of lunch containers that she has picked up over the term – here are some images of them. If you see an item that belongs to you then you go to the undercover area outside music and science MPR and look inside the small box labelled ‘LOST and FOUND’.
Open Night was a huge success with many parents and families coming along to see the results of the students’ hard work throughout the term. It was really lovely to see families spending quality time together. Thanks so much Mums and Dads for making the time to come along – it really means a lot to your children!
Year 2G have been having a great time learning about measurement this past fortnight with many different and challenging activities set up in the undercover area!
The measurement curriculum standards in Year 2 are to ‘compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units’, as well as ‘compare masses of objects using balance scales’.
We have been learning to…
estimate and measure ‘how many fit’.
Measuring and comparing the length of our friends and body parts!
Using balance scales to compare the weight of objects. We often had a lot of teddies to count!
Discovering which containers have the biggest capacity.
We are looking forward to extending and consolidating our learning with further measurement activities back in the classroom!
This term we have focused on two important art elements – line and colour.
What we have learned about line….
Line is the path created when an object moves from one point to another. Lines can be horizontal, vertical, diagonal, straight, curved or free form. They can be thick or thin, light or dark and sometimes one line can be all of those things.
What we have learned about colour…
When lights hits an object some of it is absorbed and some of it is reflected, depending on the materials that the object is made of. The light that is reflected off the object is what we see as an objects colour.
The primary colours are red, yellow and blue. The secondary colours are orange, green and purple. The warm colours are red, yellow and orange. The cool colours are blue, green and purple. The complementary colours are red + green, yellow + purple and orange + blue.
Putting it all together…
Each person was given an A4 piece of paper broken into six squares. Our task was to use the different types of lines to create an eye-catching design in a given space.
We then needed to apply the information we learned about colour to our artwork. Our goal was to make sure each box was coloured using the following as a guide:
Box One – Primary Colours
Box Two – Secondary Colours
Box Three – Warm Colours
Box Four – Cool Colours
Boxes Five and Six – Complementary Colours
Finally, we cut our boxes out and framed them onto black card.