Congratulations to Alicia Chow and Aisha Dhillon who both won the Lower Primary category in the the ATOM Photography Competition this year.
The winners were acknowledged in a ‘virtual’ celebration. Click on this link to see Alicia and Aisha talking about their photo. Alicia speaks at about the 47 sec mark and Aisha at 1min 4 secs.
Congratulations again to Alicia and Aisha for representing St Emilie’s and doing so well int eh competition.
Just a reminder to all families, that our Year 6 Environmental Committee offer the following recycling services to our school community.
Greenbatch Foundation partners with schools allowing students to collect their old PET plastic bottles through recycling, providing PET which is used in research and development for 3D printer filament. By recycling through Greenbatch we can save plastic from entering landfills, oceans and waste incinerators.
As from Term 3, our green and purple Greenbatch bins will return to the undercover area on Wednesday mornings. You are very welcome and encouraged to bring in your HDPE 2 and PET 1 plastics. PET plastic is the type found in drink bottles and food packaging such as strawberry punnets or peanut butter jars, and has the number 1 inside the recycling symbol.
We will also continue to offer our battery collection. The yellow battery bin will be placed out in the undercover area on Wednesday morning along with the Greenbatch bins. Please bring along your unwanted batteries and place them in the bin. Once the bin is 3/4 full we contact the City of Gosnells and the batteries are taken away for recycling.
If you bring your batteries or plastics to school on any other day you will find yellow battery bin in the undercover area and the purple Greenbatch bins parked up by Learning Hub.
Thank you for your continuing support and to our students for their efforts at contributing towards the health of the planet by conducting these recycling projects.
Our Year 4 students were invited to join Cecily from Earth Science WA to learn more about soils through a ‘virtual incursion’. Mrs Cogger received an invite from Cecily through Microsoft Teams and the call went through at 9am on Thursday. Our Year 4 students were all seated and excited to try this new way of learning.
Cecily conducted the incursion via the big screen in MPR and Mrs Cogger did all the ‘hands on’ work.
Here is Cecily telling us about ‘soil profiles’ and Aiden giving his answer.
The students had to take turns to walk up to the microphone on Mrs Cogger’s Mac to share their answer.
In this clip Cecily explains to the students how to use a hand lens.
Here are a few photos of the students using the hand lenses.
Examining the four different soil samples
The students had to use a baton and identify whether the soil was fine, medium or coarse.
At the conclusion of the incursion the students used antibacterial wipes to clean all the equipment and prepare the kit for collection by Cecily.
We would like to thank Cecily for offering this alternative to a face to face incursion. It was a huge success. The students loved it and were engaged with the topic on soils. Our IT tools worked perfectly to support this new way of learning. We can see this being a wonderful opportunity for learning about our Earth in remote and regional WA.