The dance reflects a girl caught up in a dream about the ‘monsters’ who are trying to bring her down but she battles through her fears and triumph’s in the end!
Last Friday night our St Emilie’s Dance Troupe performed at the Perth Convention Centre and they did an absolutely fabulous job! We were second last to perform at approximately 9,40pm, so it was certainly a big night for our Year 4-6 students, and a huge effort from staff and families also!
The children have been a real credit to their teachers, parents and to our school – from start to finish. Quite apart from their excellent dance skills, the effort, commitment and dedication they have all given each Thursday since last term, and the positive attitude, teamwork and cooperation they showed on the night, made us all feel very proud indeed!
A huge thank you to Miss Kristy Foong, Miss Chantelle Goodall and Miss Tiana Massimi for their incredible hard work over a number of months, and to one of our prac students Miss Chanel Livesey, who also assisted this term. The generosity of time and talent by these staff members, is to be highly commended. We are so fortunate to have this level of expertise on staff and to have staff members who are prepared to share their gifts, despite their very busy work lives.
Congratulations to all – a special time was had by us all!
A Short animation explaining the theory of growth and fixed mindsets. This is a tested and effective way of teaching young people what a fixed mindset is and how we can change that.
We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up or to share with your friend who needs a kick in the right direction. Take a moment and spread some encouragement. “It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.”
5 ways to teach children the growth mindset
- Reward effort, not attainment.
- Encourage them to take risks with their learning.
- It’s ok to make mistakes. Use it as an opportunity to learn what could improve the outcome next time.
- When praising your child, focus on the strategies and skills they employed to learn about a specific subject, rather than their innate talent or skills.
- Be mindful of the messages conveyed at home. For example, referring to yourself as ‘bad at maths’ or ‘no good at spelling’ can reinforce the idea that intelligence is fixed.
Please find attached a copy of our next Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 7 and 8. A copy has also been placed in your child’s note folder. Completed grids are due Friday 9th September.
Week 7 is shaping up to be a busy week in Year One!
Monday 29th August – Excursion to Lansdale Farm
Wednesday 31st August – Book Week Dress Up Day…with sensible shoes please!
Friday 2nd September – Father’s Day Breakfast and Our Assembly!
Thank you for supporting our recent 3 Way Interviews!
We can’t wait to see you again at our Open Night on 14th September!
Have a great week!
We are very pleased to report that our potato crop is growing strong!
Year 2G have created a short video to share our latest update…
Please click on the links below to access the Year Four Purposeful Practice grid for Term Three – Weeks 7&8 and any other resources that may be needed to complete purposeful practice throughout this fortnight.
Please print the ‘Print Me Page’, which is to be filled in, signed by a parent and returned to school on Friday the 9th of September.
Purposeful Practice Grid
Here is the link to the ‘100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s’ with each grid: 100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s
Here is the link to some spelling activity ideas provided my your teachers
We have printed the Science Handout for students to take home today.
Have a great week.
Miss Corkhill & Miss Carroll
(Year Four Teachers)