Celebrating 20 Years: 1997 to 2017

Primary


About Primary - 2017

Meet Our Head of Primary School

Orr, Caroline

Miss Caroline Orr has been associated with Emmaus over many years. Caroline has  an excellent understanding of education within a Christian worldview and is thoroughly professional, caring and committed to the academic success of every child in the Primary School.

If there is anything that you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to email Miss Orr ( carolineo@emmaus.act.edu.au) or book an appointment to discuss any matters at hand.

Starting in 2018, Emmaus will be moving to a Preschool, Junior School, Primary School, Middle School and Senior School model. Please see Parent Memorandum 6_2017  for more details.

 

Welcome to Kindy W

Term 4:

Dear Kindy parents,

It’s hard to believe that we are in Term 4 already. I trust that you had a relaxing and enjoyable term break. Here is some information for Term 4.

Homework this term is the same as Term 3’s.  Homework is helpful for your child as it generally repeats the work we are doing in class.  Please continue to have your child read to you at least 3 to 4 nights per week.  Feel free to come in mid-week to change readers if necessary.

Our HaSS unit for Term 4 is “What is transport and how does it help us?”

We are also joining with Year 1 and Year 2 every Wednesday after lunch for singing in preparation for our visit to Goodwin Village at the end of term.

Library day will continue to be on Wednesday.  Please ensure your child is ready to return their books so they are able to borrow and that they come with an adequate library bag.

News topics

Here is the list of news topics for this term.  The topics are there to enable each child to speak on a topic using two or 3 sentences. Please continue to encourage your child to prepare and rehearse their news before their news day.

Week
1 Share the highlight of your holidays
2 Bring in a dinosaur book to share with the class.  Tell us one fact about dinosaurs.
3 Show us one toy, book or photo and tell us 3 things about it.
4 What is your favourite dinosaur?  Why do you like it?  Tell us three facts about it and draw a picture.
5 Show us one toy, book or photo and tell us 3 things about it.
6 Find one carnivore and one herbivore dinosaur and share your findings with the class.
7 Show us one toy, book or photo and tell us 3 things about it.
8 How does your family celebrate Christmas?
9 Tell us what you are looking forward to in the holidays.
10 No News this week. 

Mini-Market Day is run by the Year 6 students as a fun end of year activity.  This will be in Week 4 on Thursday 2nd November.  Money raised will go toward the Year 6 end of year activities and overseas charities. Students are encouraged to bring in a maximum of $5 to spend on activities and food that Year 6 will prepare.

Twilight Fete

This year we are having a Twilight Fete on Friday 27th of October from 4pm till 8pm.  Our class is running the Toy Stall.  It would be appreciated if you could bring in any unwanted toys to donate to the stall.  I have also sent you an email with the volunteer signup link.  It would be great if you are able to help by manning the stall and/or setting up or packing up after the event.  Please sign up or see me if you require the link sent to you again.

‘Learn to Swim’ Program

In Weeks 7 & 8 (20th Nov – 1st Dec) Primary parents have the opportunity to register your child/ren to take part in our yearly Swim Program being held during school hours at Dickson Pool. This a fantastic program as the students swim every day for two school weeks and it is very reasonably priced. All students who stay at school will join together with Year 1 and 2 for Literacy and Math lessons together.  Registrations for the program need to be in at the office by October 28th.

Cleaning

It would be of great assistance if you could please send your child in with a packet of baby wipes to help with cleaning the classroom.

Hats

The term is getting warmer and we have our NO HAT, NO PLAY policy in place.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their hat each day and a labelled water bottle

Dates to remember

Week 3 – 27th October – Twilight Fete

Week 4 – 2nd November – Mini-market Day

Week 4 – 4th November – Working Bee

Week 7 – Friday 24th November – Kindy running Christmas assembly

Week 7 & 8 – 20th November – 1st December Swimming Lessons

Week 9 – 8th December – Graduation and awards assembly.

Week 10 – 12th December – Whole school pool day. (To be confirmed)

Week 10 – 13th December – Last day of school.

Please feel free to speak or email me about any concerns on tamara@emmaus.act.edu.au

Thanks and kindest regards,

 

 

Tamara Wilkinson

Welcome to Kindy H

Our class name is Awabakal named after the Aboriginal Tribe from around the Newcastle area where I grew up. Do you know what Awabakal means? It means “people of the plain or flat surface”. We will learn more about the Awabakal people throughout the year.

Welcome to Term 4!

Hi Parents,

Can you believe that your children are almost in year 1? I hope you’ve managed to enjoy the spring weather over the break.

Small groups

We will continue these on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Parent helpers are always welcome, particularly on a Monday and Friday. There is no need to put your name on a list, just come and join us whenever you can.

Sport

The students will be learning tennis skills this term, both through our sport lessons and a clinic run by a local tennis club.

 Homework

Homework will continue this term. Please change your child’s readers as often as is needed.

PIP

Are you still lacking PIP hours? I still need small group helpers and would love someone to come in one morning a week to listen to individual children read.  There are some books that need covering ASAP as well.

Library

Kindy will continue to visit the Library on a Wednesday after lunch. Please send your child with a waterproof library bag (not their homework folder) to allow them to borrow.

Hats

Emmaus has a ‘no hat, no play’ policy during the months of September-May. Please ensure your child always has a hat so they can participate in all aspects of school.

Upcoming events

Mini-Market Day is run by the Year 6 students as a fun end of year activity.  This will be in Week 4 on Thursday 2nd November.  Money raised will go toward the Year 6 end of year activities and overseas charities. Students are encouraged to bring in a maximum of $5 to spend on activities and food that Year 6 will prepare.

The Twilight Fete will be held on Friday 27th of October from 4pm till 8pm.  Mrs. Wilkinson’s class is running the Toy Stall.  It would be appreciated if you could bring in any unwanted toys to donate to the stall.

News

It has been lovely hearing the children share news based on our news topic. Please continue to spend time together to think or prepare before class about what the topic is, what they want to say about it and to show a resource (i.e. book, photo) to show the class on this subject.

Week News Topic
1 Share the highlight of your holidays
2 Bring in a dinosaur book to share with the class.  Tell us one fact about dinosaurs.
3 Show us one toy, book or photo and tell us 3 things about it.
4 What is your favourite dinosaur?  Why do you like it?  Tell us three facts about it and draw a picture.
5 Show us one toy, book or photo and tell us 3 things about it.
6 Find one carnivore and one herbivore dinosaur and share your findings with the class.
7 Show us one toy, book or photo and tell us 3 things about it.
8 How does your family celebrate Christmas?
9 Tell us what you are looking forward to in the holidays.
10 No News this week.

 Swimming Program

In Weeks 7 & 8 (20th Nov – 1st Dec) Primary parents have the opportunity to register your child/ren to take part in our yearly Swim Program being held during school hours at Dickson Pool. This a fantastic program as the students swim every day for two school weeks and it is very reasonably priced. All students who stay at school will join together with Year 1 and 2 for Literacy and Math lessons together.  A note will come home with more details in the next week.

What are we learning?

Our HaSS unit for Term 4 is “What is transport and how does it help us?”

We are also joining with Year 1 and Year 2 every Wednesday after lunch in preparation for our visit to Goodwin Village at the end of term.
In Science the students will investigate forces through things that move.

In Health we are looking at healthy eating based in the Fresh Tastes

initiative the school is participating in.

Communication:

  • via e-mail or notes home. Please let me know ASAP if you are not receiving emails home from me.

Labelling and belongings:

Ensure that your child’s name is on all belongings, especially hats. Please also keep practising tying shoelaces with your child.  It is helpful to have a change of undies, socks and pants in a labelled bag, in case of accidents.

Please feel free to see me before or after school, or via email, if there are any issues or you have any questions.

Nikki Harper

KH Teacher

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 1

Term 4:

Dear Dharug Parents,

Welcome back to Term 4.  I hope you all had a lovely break and are enjoying the warmer weather.  We have another exciting and busy term ahead of us with swimming lessons, Tennis Clinic and the Twilight Fair just to name a few.

Homework

Homework is to be returned to class on Friday for marking and should be sent home with new readers on the same day.  Feel free to change readers during the week. Reading each night is the most important part of homework. You should have received the term’s homework on Monday. Please let me know if you have not received it yet.  Please continue to have your child read at least 3 – 4 times per week.

HASS

Our HaSS unit for the first half of Term 4 is “Transport.” The second half of the term will see us looking at the Christmas story in greater depth.

We are also joining with Kindy and Year 2 every Wednesday after lunch for singing in preparation for our visit to Goodwin Village at the end of term.

Library will continue to be on Wednesday. Please remember to send your child with a library bag. (Any waterproof bag would be great).

News Topics

These news topics are based around health and Christmas. Each child is expected to speak clearly for at least one minute. Please continue to encourage your child to prepare and rehearse their news before the day.

Week 1 Holiday recount
Week 2 What is your favourite form of air transport? Have you ever used that transport? Where would you like to go?
Week 3 What is your favourite form of land transport? Have you ever used that transport? Where would you like to go?
Week 4 What is your favourite form of water transport? Have you ever used that transport? Where would you like to go?
Week 5 Free choice
Week 6 Tell us 4 ways you can be safe at the beach or pool this summer.
Week 7 Describe how your family celebrates Christmas.
Week 8 Bring in your favourite Christmas book and tell us about it.
Week 9 Free choice

The term is getting warmer and we have our NO HAT, NO PLAY policy in place.

Please ensure your child comes to school with their hat each day and a labelled water bottle.

‘Learn to Swim’ Program

In Weeks 7 & 8 (20th Nov – 1st Dec) Primary parents have the opportunity to register their child/ren to take part in our yearly Swim Program being held during school hours at Dickson Pool. This is a fantastic program as the students swim every day for two school weeks and it is very reasonably priced.

All Kindy, Year 1 and Year 2 students who stay at school will join together for Literacy and Math lessons.

Registrations for the program need to be in at the office ASAP. 

Mini-Market Day

This will be in Week 4 on Thursday 2nd November. Money raised will go toward the Year 6 end of year activities and charities. Students are encouraged to bring in a maximum of $5 to spend on activities and food that Year 6 will prepare. 

School Twilight Fete

This will be Friday 27th October (Week 3). Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up to help. I still need helpers to man the stall from 6 -7pm and 7 – 8pm (this will also involve packing up at the end of the evening) and provide a portable sun shade pergola. Please use this link for the online volunteer sign up details. http://www.volunteersignup.org/JCP8P   

Working Bee

The working bee is on Saturday 4th November (Week 4). It is a good chance to use some last PIP hours and help out around our school.

Dates to remember

Week 3 – 27th October – Twilight Fair

Week 4 – 2nd November– Mini Market Day

Week 4 – 4th November – working bee

Week 7 – 20th November – swimming lessons

Week 7 – 24th November – Library books are to be returned

Week 10– 12th December – Whole school pool day

Week 10 – 13th December – last day of school for students

It would be great if one or more parents were able to volunteer to clean our desks and chairs on the 12th December while we are at the whole school pool day. Please let me know ASAP if you are able to do this. (It will count towards PIP!)         

Science

Miss Orr will continue teaching science on Monday afternoons. The topic for this term is a Physics topic on Forces called Push and Pull.

Maths

In Maths this term we will focus on

  • Place value, skip counting forwards and backwards by 2, 5 and 10.
  • Subtracting and counting back by 10’s and 1’s.
  • Doubling numbers to 10, teens and multiples of 10.
  • Adding and subtracting multiples of 10
  • Fractions
  • We will then revise and assess learning in all areas.

Literacy

In Literacy this term we will continue to focus on writing interesting, informative and descriptive sentences to create great stories, recounts and information reports. We will continue our focus on correct grammar and punctuation and how endings are correctly added to base words. We will learn the last of our phonograms and work hard to ensure we use them correctly in our spelling.  A further focus will be reading and spelling sight words correctly in our writing.

Parent helpers are welcome to join us from 9 – 9:30 am on Wednesday mornings to listen to students read.

Proposed timetable for Term 4

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Literacy

Fitness

Devotions

Phonics

Maths

Fitness

Devotions

Phonics

Comprehension (Parent helpers welcome)

Fitness

Devotions

Phonics

Literacy

Fitness

Devotions

Phonics

Spelling

Fitness

Devotions

Maths HaSS Library

Maths

Art Literacy
Science Japanese

The Arts

Maths

Singing

House

Health/Design & Technology

Free Play

Assembly

Please feel free to speak or email me about any concerns on wendyk@emmaus.act.edu.au

I am looking forward to a great term.

Wendy Kerma

 

Welcome to Year 2

Term 4

Welcome to Term Four! How time flies. As the final term of the year is upon us I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you for your continued support in and outside the classroom. As you may already be aware, I am moving to Adelaide in 2018 to commence my Masters of Education. Hence, the Gandangara’s and I will finish the year together in style! I look forward to returning to the Emmaus community in 2019.

Term Three introduced students to abstract concepts in all areas of their learning.
E.g. – time, money, fraction and poetry. We will continue exploring and reaffirming such material in Term Four to prepare them for Year Three. I would appreciate your continued support in returning homework, news and readers promptly to maintain consistency and communication. Please see below for an update in our classroom procedures.

EnglishIf necessary, student’s homework books can be replaced this term. Please return your child’s homework book and we will aim to have homework ready in Week Two. 

Spelling: The weekly spelling list will be kept in three groups to match student ability. Students utilising the Green list will receive 10 words; Blue will now have 15 and Red 20 words per week. Students will bring home a new folder with Term 4 words, so please keep an eye out for this in their bags. Please also ask your child to complete the Spelling Choice Menu in preparation for Friday’s test.
Writing: This term students are continuing their studies in Poetry and commencing a unit on Narrative / Creative Writing.
Reading: Our class novel is the Australian Girl Series, Meet Poppy. The series, ‘Meet Poppy’ by Gabrielle Wang is based in 1864 around an Aboriginal girl’s adventure throughout Australia in search of her brother, Gus. The series is aligned to the Australian Curriculum and aims to develop Indigenous perspectives and an understanding of cultural diversity. The Australian Girl series is also located within our library, if you wish to explore further.
Silent / Buddy Reading (D.E.A.R): This term, students will actively participate in Drop.Everything.And.Read. Both independent and buddy reading lessons will promote fluency and comprehension and will complement reading completed at home.

Maths:  We have almost completed our Go Maths workbook and when we do, students will revise learned concepts and develop fluency in mentals practice on a daily basis.

Step It Up Homework – Students are required to complete one double-sided page per week. Week 1 will be completed in class (Review 3 page 53) and so, homework will commence in Week 2 on page 55. 

All homework is due on Monday. If your child completes homework early, can you please wait till Monday to make it easier for me check and return them in one day.

HaSS: Term 4 is a continuation of our Geography unit, as we investigate the History of Transport. Halfway through the term, students will learn about the ‘Jesse Tree’ with Kindy and Year One.

Science: Miss Orr will continue to teach Science. The unit for Term 4 is ‘Physics: Push & Pull.’

Health: We will continue to affirm health messages including safe practices within the home, school and community environments. Students will be asked to create and develop posters and role-plays advertising positive messages within their bookwork and on IPad applications – Book Creator, Art Set and Puppet Pals.

Sport: Students can look forward to developing the Fundamental Motor Skills of throwing, catching, kicking and batting in a variety of gross-motor activities. Digital Technologies: Students will continue to use the programs Scratch Jnr and Learn to Code to enhance their ability to problem solve and create codes that follow sets of instructions and build in complexity. This term, Mr. Behrendorff will be teaching this unit on Friday morning.

STEM: STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students will have opportunity to design and build structures using problem solving tasks and materials.

M.A.D.D: Student’s will continue singing in Devotions and learning new Christmas carols. In addition, GoNoodle (our brain break website) has a variety of dance lessons to improve coordination, beat, rhythm and musical appreciation.

Japanese: Japanese will remain on Thursday with Mrs. Brown.

News: News is in alignment with Poetry this term: Students will explore, research and create their own haiku, cinquain, 5 senses and I am poem to present to the class fortnightly. News is presented on each odd week of term, which leaves every even week for preparation.

The term is getting warmer and we have our NO HAT, NO PLAY policy in place.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their hat each day and a labelled water bottle.

The School Twilight Fete will be held on Friday 27h October 4:00pm—8:00pm – Week 3.

Please remember to allocate a 30-60 minute time slot to assist with the Year 2 Lob-a-choc stall. Come along for a family evening of community fun & fundraising. Please see the link sent in the ‘Welcome to Term 4’ email, sent out on Tuesday for more information on how to enroll.

Learn to Swim’ Program – In Weeks 7 & 8 (20th Nov – 1st Dec) Primary parents have the opportunity to register children to take part in our yearly Swim Program being held during school hours at Dickson Pool. This a fantastic program as the students swim every morning for two school weeks and it is very reasonably priced. Please keep watch for notes that will soon go home.

Mini-Market Day will be in Week 4 on Thursday 2nd November. Money raised will go toward Year 6 end of year activities and overseas charities. Students are encouraged to bring in a maximum of $5 to spend on activities and food that Year 6 will prepare.

Cleaning! – I would greatly appreciate some more baby wipes as our class supply is running low.

Kind Regards,

Michelle Dempsey

michelled@emmaus.act.edu.au

Welcome to Year 3/4 ED

Term 4

Dear Yolngu Parents,

How glorious is spring weather! I hope you all had a refreshing time over the two week break. I was able to spend lots of time with friends and family (especially my nephews) in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Smith’s Lake.

We once again have a busy term ahead. Please see below a brief overview: 

HASS:  This term Year 3 will be looking at the question ‘How do we celebrate and remember?’ investigating the differences and similarities between them.

Year 4 will be studying Civics and Citizenship. This will involve examining the difference between rules and laws, the role of the local government and how different community groups shape identity.

Science:  Year 3/4 Yolungu will examine forces of physics, through the topic “Smooth Moves,” with Mr Miller this term. In this unit, students explore forces and motion. Through hands-on activities students identify forces that act at a distance and those that act in direct contact, and investigate how different-sized forces affect the movement of objects. 

Swimming program:  Swimming lessons will be available at Dickson pool in Weeks 7 & 8. Please ensure to look out for notes. This program is a terrific opportunity for students to gain in confidence and ability. Be quick as spots are limited. 

Remembrance Day: On Friday 10 November there will be an Emmaus Remembrance Day Service. Parents are most welcome to attend.  We would like to extend a special invite to all our parents who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. There will be a note going out soon with more information. 

Twilight Fete: Our school’s Twilight Fete is on Friday 27 October. It is fast approaching and our stall still has a number of spots needing supervision. Please follow this link at www.volunteersignup.org/79K9k to sign up. 

Times table challenge: Yolngu have been doing an amazing job learning all their times tables and becoming faster to recall the answers. There are a lot of student who are very close to getting the prize of a bag of lollies. 

HOMEWORK: Year 3/4 Homework will continue to be recorded on Edmodo at the beginning of each week and should be completed by the following Monday.

Please remember to monitor your child’s homework progress by correcting errors and assisting as required. I will also be monitoring progress but one-on-one help from parents can often address potential problem areas very quickly. The interest you demonstrate will encourage your child to do his/her best.

Weekly Timetable (although minor changes may still occur)

  • Monday – Homework due, HASS
  • Tuesday – Yr 4 Music
  • Wednesday – Yr 3 Library, Yr 4 Music, Science
  • Thursday – Art, PE and House
  • Friday – Spelling test, Japanese. Digital Technologies, Music

I am looking forward to another fantastic term with your child. Please feel free to drop in for a visit and don’t hesitate to contact me via email on elissa@emmaus.act.edu.au  if you have any queries regarding class matters.

Kind regards,

Elissa de Vries

Year 3/4 Teacher

Welcome to Year 3/4 AM

TERM 4

Dear wonderful Parents of 4/5 Pitjantjatjara,

Welcome to Term 4! This term will be full activities and lots of learning. I hope your holidays were great and you were able to spend some quality time with your children. I was able to spend some quality time with family and play lots with my little Jessica. She is now 9 months old and growing up very fast and is still looking beautiful.

I pray that this term will be blessed with further growth and understanding spiritually, academically and socially and we can finish off the year really well.

The term is getting warmer and we have our NO HAT, NO PLAY policy in place.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their labelled hat each day and a labelled water bottle (please no frozen bottles of water).

HELP: We need some more tissues and wet wipes. Please, Year 3 bring in one packet of wet wipes and Year 4 bring in one box of tissues. This will help us keep the classroom clean and tidy and hopefully reduce illness being spread. 

HaSS

Year 4, this term, will be studying ‘Civics and Citizenship.’ This will involve examining the difference between rules and laws, the role of the local government and how different community groups shape identity.

Year 3, this term, will be looking at the question ‘How do we celebrate and remember?’ investigating the differences and similarities between them. 

Science

Miss de Vries will be teaching Pitjantjatjara a Geology unit this term, calledBeneath Our Feet’. Students will investigate different types of rocks and their formation and erosion.

Japanese

Mrs Jo Brown (Sensei Brown) will continue this term with Japanese. Keep encouraging your child to practise their Hiragana using the apps below.

Homework

Homework will appear on Edmodo each week and is up to each student to check and complete it. Encourage your child to complete their homework as it will develop good studying strategies for the future but also will help them to revise work done at school. I encourage you to show interest and check it once a week, to assist your child in valuing and completing it. 

Weekly Timetable (subject to change)

  • Monday – Homework DUE, HaSS
  • Tuesday – Speaking & Listening
  • Wednesday – Music/Library and Science
  • Thursday –PE, Art and House
  • Friday – Spelling test, Maths Test/Marking, Japanese, ICT and Music (Yr3 – recorder, Yr4 – percussion)

Afternoon Collection

All students will continue to be walked down, as a class, to the area between the carpark and playground. This is where your child will be waiting to be picked up by you or any of the after school activities that run each day (Chess Club, Dance, After School Care, etc.). There will soon be a roof over the concrete area which will help protect us from the weather. 

REMINDER: SCHOOL FETE Friday 27 OCTOBER 4 – 8PM

N.B. You must use 2 PIP hours per family during the fete.

Important dates for this term:

  • School Fete – Friday 27th October (end of Week 3)
  • Working Bee – Saturday 4th November (end of Week 4)
  • Swimming Lessons start – Mon 20th Nov (Week 7) – Friday 1st Dec (Week 8)
  • Pool Fun Day – Tuesday 12th December (Week 10)
  • Last day of term – Wednesday 13th December (Week 10)

As always, please feel free to contact me about anything regarding your child. I am happy to chat or try and set up another time to meet. Email is best, otherwise catch me in the classroom or courtyard before or after school.

Blessings,

Mr Andrew Miller

andrewm@emmaus.act.edu.au

Welcome to Year 5  ‘Larrakia Mob’        

TERM 4

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Term 4! Please read thoroughly as I outline Year 5 happenings for this final term of 2017.

HASS: We will be completing our unit from last term on Civics and Citizenship; looking at the differences between ‘rules’ and ‘laws’, why laws are important and how they affect the lives of people. We will also be completing a short unit on Economics and Business – comparing the difference between needs and wants, and exploring why choices need to be made about how limited resources are used.

English: Our focus this term is persuasive arguments and debating. As a class we’ll be discussing topics related to our HASS unit on Civics and Citizenship, specifically as they relate to a Christian world view. Students will have opportunity to develop public speaking skills in the form of class and team debates.

Science: Our Science topic this term is ‘Earth and Space Science: Beneath Our Feet.’ Students will discuss factors that influence the erosion of soils and pose questions for investigation. They will use science inquiry skills to conduct fair tests of the effect of water erosion on soils.

Health& PE: Our Health focus will be looking at emotions, valuing diversity and personal identity – in Christ, as well as from culture, family and friends. The class will also participate in volleyball skill sessions, coached by Year 10 students.

Homework will continue to be uploaded to Edmodo at the beginning of each week and should be returned to school, or completed online, by Friday.

Japanese: Brown Sensei (Mrs Brown) has also requested that students spend 5-10 minutes a week of hiragana practise at home. Students have an Edmodo page for Japanese and on that page are PDFs of hiragana tests and readings they can also practise. This can be supplemented with various hiragana apps on an iPad or phone or other hiragana games on the internet. Like spelling, reading and times tables, hiragana needs practise outside of the classroom, as it is key to reading Japanese and succeeding in Japanese studies.

Please remember to monitor homework progress, the interest you demonstrate will encourage your child to do his/her best.

Other Primary School news:
The term is getting warmer and we have our NO HAT, NO PLAY policy in place.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their hat each day and a labelled water bottle. 

The School Twilight Fete will be held on Friday 27h October 4:00pm—8:00pm – Week 3.

Please remember to allocate a 30-60 minute time slot to assist with the Year 5 Second Hand Book Stall

Come along for a family evening of community fun & fundraising. 

Learn to Swim’ Program. In Weeks 7 & 8 (20th Nov – 1st Dec) Primary parents have the opportunity to register children to take part in our yearly Swim Program being held during school hours at Dickson Pool. This a fantastic program as the students swim every morning for two school weeks and it is very reasonably priced. Notes for registration will be sent out soon. 

Mini-Market Day will be in Week 4 on Thursday 2nd November. Money raised will go toward Year 6 end of year activities and overseas charities. Students are encouraged to bring in a maximum of $5 to spend on activities and food that Year 6 will prepare. 

Finally, thank you once again for the privilege of working with your child.  Please feel free to drop in for a visit and don’t hesitate to contact me via email on jennym@emmaus.act.edu.au if you have any query regarding class matters.

God bless & kind regards,

Jenny McArthur

Welcome to Year 6

TERM 4:

Dear Parents,

Can you believe it! We are into the final term of Primary School! This comes with a lot of excitement, but also some fear and anxiousness, although we have worked hard to prepare for the transition to High School next year. There are a few things to note that will be happening this term that you should know about.

  • Year 6 Mini Market Day
    • Students will be preparing a stall in groups (similar to a mini fete), which merges will with the economics and business portion of the curriculum. Miss Orr and I will be aiding the students in how to go about running, setting up and creating their stalls (businesses). This will be in Week 4 on Thursday: November 2nd
  • School Fete
    • Remember we have our school fete this term and we are running the the Fairy Floss, Lollies and snow cones stall. If you haven’t signed up, please use the link to do so: https://www.volunteersignup.org/WMLWA It is a wonderful evening of community so please do come and enjoy a great time with Year 6 and the whole Emmaus Community.
  • Year 6 Sleepover and Graduation
    • This will be on Friday the 8th of December. There will be much more information given out closer to the date, but I wanted to give you a ‘save the date’ for it at the moment.
      As for the sleepover, it will be a very exciting and enjoyable night. The Year 6’s last year really enjoyed the night and I am attempting to make it even more fantastic this year!
  • High School Feeling Term
    • This term the homework will be less a weekly endeavor and more of an assignment based system, with the first assignment being based around mathematics and business. Students will also have many small art assessments this term which will be looking at reflection and writing a short rationale on the topics.
  • STEM Week
    • Last term we had a week of STEM which resulted in having the students build a house/room for an egg. At the end of term we will be expanding on this and having students make replica houses/rooms but to a scale of 4-5 times bigger. I will be sourcing large cardboard boxes and other materials for this. I may send out an email asking if you have anything you can provide to aid in the STEM task.
    • This task would benefit from parent assistance. If you are available to assist, during the last week of school it would be greatly appreciated. Please send me an email if you are available.

I am very excited about the finishing up of the year and this final term with all that is happening.

Finally, I want to say thank you for the hard work and attention you have given to your Year 6 child’s education. It has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside many of you this year in the raising and educating of your children.

God Bless,

Luke Behrendorff

Primary Bandband

The Primary Band Program at Emmaus Christian School is run through Years 5-6. It is a Concert Band Program and we currently cater for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Snare/Glockenspiel Percussion. Every week, students meet in small sectional groups to learn how to play together before meeting in two combined bands.  Students can graduate to be part of the Secondary Band.

Private lessons are also available on request.

Waste Warriors

Primary students have a volunteer organisation known as “Waste Warriors” who are involved in keeping the school running to a ‘clean and green’ standard. The students are responsible for collecting the daily food scraps, clean paper and co-mingled materials (glass, foil, rigid plastics etc) from a variety of different sites around the school and depositing them in collection bays for appropriate recycling. If you are interested see Mr Andrew Miller for more details.

Chess Club

Every Tuesday after school, see After School Activities or Mr Miller for more details.


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