On Wednesday afternoon the staff gathered together to farewell our precious friends who will not be returning for 2019.
Here are a few photos of our farewell speeches.
Mrs Roberto entertained us with her version of ‘Hi my name is Jo’.
To finish off the afternoon the teachers enjoyed some Kris Kringle gift giving and fun.
On Thursday Father Tony Chiera shared his experiences with us about Faith, Spirituality and Wellbeing and encouraged our to further explore our own faith journey. It was a day filled with sharing our own faith experiences and engaging with God’s creation.
Thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year. It has been exciting to watch each child meet their personal goals, grow and learn new skills.
We wish all the children the very best of luck in Year Two and we look forward to hearing about all the progress that the children are making.
We wish you a blessed Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
All the best wishes and good health,
May this holiday season be a special time to invest in being the very best role model we can be for our precious children.
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
What a wonderful year it has been in Year Three Gold! We are sad to be saying goodbye to our Year Three classroom, but we know that Miss Goodall will always be happy for a chat or a dance in the playground! From all of us to you, we wish you a very happy Christmas and an incredible 2019! See you all when we’re in Year Four!
This year, St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School formed their first Mini Vinnies group. The response was fantastic, and over 80 students from Years 4-6 participated in Social Justice activities throughout the year.
Every Thursday during lunch, the students volunteered their own time to meet and discuss ways in which they could help others in need. They chose social justice issues that are important to them and reflected their personal values, and they engaged in initiatives to help others. Participating in the Mini Vinnies program has allowed students to learn how their actions, no matter how big or small, can make a difference in the wider community.
A big thank you to all the families who generously donated to the Winter Appeal. The clothes you donated made a huge difference in people’s lives, as the winter months are always a difficult time for those less fortunate.
This term, children worked hard sorting the donated food into Christmas hampers that will go to families in need this Christmas time. During the Christmas season, we reflect on what it means to follow Jesus’ teachings and help those in need.
Our students and parents can be very proud of children’s efforts – it is wonderful seeing our school community come together for such an important cause.
All the best
Miss Simone Hilton
Georgia Curulli from Young Vinnies (High School Program) addresses our students