Mini Vinnies Sleep Out
Tomorrow night, Friday 10th, from 6:30pm Friday until 7am Saturday, many of our Year 6 students are taking part in our Mini Vinnies School Sleepout to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul and their support of the homelessness. This event involves the children sleeping over in our undercover area. I thank the Year 6s taking part in this very worthy event and a big thank you to Miss Scott and Mr Ferguson for their assistance on the night.
Our school was originally established by the Presentation Sisters in 1902 to serve the catholic families of the Central Highlands area of which Emerald is the geographical hub. The Sisters ended their ties with the school in 1992 due to the decline in their numbers and a shift in their mode of service to people and especially children.
St Patrick’s School exists for the education of children from Prep age (Five) to Year Six and is a co-educational facility serving the township and surrounding districts of Emerald.
At our school, we aim to develop within our students the ideals of academic excellence and personal growth which are centered around the deepening of our Christian faith. We strive to have these aims as the centre point of any relationships and curriculum which occur within our community.
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Worker of the Week
Robotics State Titles Performance
Last weekend our school Robotics team attended the State Championships in Brisbane. The students were required to present a programmed robotics’ performance to music. The students performed exceptionally well at this competition and placed in 1st place out of 51 teams in the performance and interview rounds. They were one of six teams who were then selected for the final round. In the final our team received 4th place missing out on a medal by just half a mark. We are extremely proud of our Robotics team and congratulate them for the dedication and teamwork that they demonstrated throughout their preparation and at the competition. Congratulations Zsa Zsa Hart, Abby Nixon, Matilda Kerr, Gracie Gersbach and Gypsi Brunker.
24 Hour Touch Game
To raise money for our local Emerald Neighbourhood Centre, the students from Mini Vinnies have decided to hold a ‘4 Hour Continuous Touch Game’. This game will take place on Friday 31st August, with the game commencing at 4:30pm and the final siren sounding at 8:30pm. The game will take place at the Emerald Touch Fields and is open to any child in Years 4, 5 and 6. The cost per player is $10 and includes a hot dog, drink and cupcake for dinner. Once nominations have been received, teams and team managers will be designated. If your child is interested, please collect a permission note from our school office. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me. Miss Natalie McCosker
Agricultural and Farming Talk
Our Year Three students have been learning about farming and agriculture in the Central Highlands region. On Wednesday, Mr Darren Young and Cassie Turner from CQ Ag Services spoke to the students about the need to care for soil and how to prepare for and support crops. The students learnt valuable information that they will be able to refer to as they continue to develop their knowledge throughout their HaSS unit of study. Thank you Darren Young and Cassie Turner for supporting our student’s' learning.
On Wednesday our Prep to Year 3 students attend Dental Health Talks presented by Dental Health professionals from Central Queensland University. The presentation addressed the types of foods that are good for the health of our teeth and the foods that are not recommended. The students also learnt about how often to brush their teeth and the recommend way that our teeth should be brushed. We would like to thank the Central Queensland University for the education that they have provided for our students.
Learning how to take good care of our teeth.
Prep to Year 3 Sports Carnival
Learning about our cotton industry.