Week 3 Reminders
and Celebrations - Term 4 2021
From the Principal
Good afternoon everyone and hoping this newsletter finds you all doing well. It has been a strange old week weather wise hasn't it? Luckily the weekend is looking very promising with temperatures perfect for a swim in the pool or at the beach! May you all enjoy the beautiful sunshine in one way or another!
A very busy time of year
This time of the year is extremely busy for staff and leaders with classroom learning programs in full swing; student report comments on the horizon; our Whole School Improvement Plans being written for next year; finalising the 2022 budget; staffing being finalised; round table meetings with various therapy providers; preparing for Two Way parent meetings; transition meetings; forming class lists; preparations for the Kindy 2022 playdate; whole school End of Year Concert planning; planning for the AGM; attending the P&F and Advisory Council meetings; teacher performance meetings; organising planning dates for the 2022 calendar; Graduation planning; inductions for new staff and much more!
While we do our very best to accomodate parents when they hope to meet the Leadership Team in Term 4, please understand that it will become increasingly more challenging to do so as the term unfolds. Thank you for your understanding, as we continue to prioritise our time to get a long 'to do' list done, as well as stay as close as we can to to the needs of kids and staff at this important time of year.
On Tuesday our Year 6 boys and girls basketball squad headed off to a qualifying carnival for the State School Championships for 2021. We have a history of doing well with both boys and girls in winning teams across the last few years! One boys team has gone through to the State Championship to be held later this term, which is a wonderful result for our school.
Year Five Numero Team
Congratulations to those students who were selected to represent St Emilie's at the annual Numero Competition, held at Randford Primary School this year. Teachers have been in-serviced and our goal is to make Numero a school wide mental maths game.
Thank you so much one and all
A huge and humble thank you again to all families for your most AMAZING support of our whole school Walkathon. We are so excited that the money raised, along with the P&F levy, will once again allow us to plan for those bigger projects that would be beyond our reach, if we didn't raise money for them. If you have any outstanding monies to return we need this back asap, by Monday next week at the latest, thank you!
The raffle of the bike, kindly donated by Terry Healy MLA - (who also happens to be part of our school community as of this year) will happen shortly, along with the presentation of other prizes for highest fund raisers in each year level.
At this stage, final staffing for 2022 will be announced at the Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday 24th November at 5.00pm. While there will be a few staffing changes next year due to staff taking extended leave and maternity leave, we believe we are 'on track' to replacing them with quality staff.
While it is perfectly normal for children (and parents) to be curious about who their child's teacher will be next year, this is completely out of your control so please try hard to trust the process. We want the same thing you do - happy kids who can sustain good friendships and learn to their fullest potential.
Gifted and Talented Assessments
Each year at this time, students in Year Three (and any new students to our school) complete two standardised assessments that assist us to identify those students who may require extension and enrichment. These assessments are administered and marked by an experienced, external facilitator.
The SPM measures the ability of the child to make sense and meaning out of complex or confusing data; the ability to perceive new patterns and relationships, and to forge (largely non-verbal) constructs which make it easy to handle complexity.
The TOLA assessment provides a broad assessment of general intellectual ability and language and reasoning abilities.
Results will be available for class teachers closer to the end of the term so that they can take these into account when planning for their particular needs within the classroom and opportunities for enrichment.
We are looking forward to our Interschool Athletics competition next week. More details below.
Finally, the Kindy kids were learning all about the letter k this week and Miss Halton brought her kite along ... suffice to say there was much fun had launching and flying it out on the oval!
All the very best everyone and have a great weekend!
Congratulations to our Basketballers!
Interschool Jumps Half Day Years 4-6 - Monday 25th October
Interschool Athletics Years 3-6 - Tuesday 26th October
Year Five Mental Mathematicians!
Our next goal is to organise for some of our students to represent our school at an interschool CHESS competition! Watch this space :)
National Teacher's Day - Friday 29th October
What do teachers do?
1. They teach children new things and help them discover their passions and strengths!
2. They believe in your kids, they listen to them, encourage them to reach their highest potential, and convince them that they can do anything they set their minds to!
3. They help foster a love for reading, writing, and learning.
4. They open a world of possibility, they differentiate and make learning fun!
5. They are not only teachers, they are mentors, coaches, motivators and supporters.
6. They take pride in the little things their students accomplish and the milestones they make.
7. They have the ability to leave an everlasting impression on so many of their students.
8. They are lifelong learners themselves!
9. They are patient, they care and they partner with families and communities to ensure every student gets what they need to succeed!
10. They work really HARD, are very generous and a whole lot more!
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ST EMILIE'S
TEACHERS, EDUCATION ASSISTANTS AND STAFF ...
our students are in very safe and capable hands!
KIndy Play date for 2022
Two Way Interviews in Term 4 - Information
Change to Permission Notes
Monday 25th October
Year 4-6 Interschool Jumps Day
Tuesday 26th October
Year 3-6 Interschool Athletics Carnival
3pm-4pm Homework Club
3pm-4pm Chess Club
Thursday 28th October
Friday 29th October
National Teacher's Day
Edudance (half day)
Year 2 Excursion to the Zoo
Monday 1st November
All Saints Day
Tuesday 2nd November
All Souls Day
Kindy Health Assessments
3pm-4pm Homework Club
3pm-4pm Chess Club
Wednesday 3rd November
8am Community Mass Year 1
Kindy Health Assessments
8:45am P&F Meeting
6pm School Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday 4th November
Friday 5th November
are you vaccinated yet?
Vacation Swimming Lessons - VAC SWIM
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school vacation holidays.
VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable swimming safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim
Parenting Opportunities in your local area!
There are some great 'one off' and series of workshops including:
- Setting Boundaries
- Circle of Security
- Protective Behaviours
- Toilet Training
- Posiitve Discipline in Everyday Parenting
- Tuning into Kids
- Preparing children for School
The brochure has a synopsis of each opportunity at the bottom.
School Uniform Reminder - no old style uniforms in 2022
All children are expected to be wearing the new-style school uniform as of the start of Term 1 2022.
If you are given a pre-loved uniform or purchase one from an outgoing family, please check that they are the correct version of the uniform.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Pre-Primary Parents - School Uniforms for 2022
As you will be aware, we no longer run a uniform shop on site. Image Embroidery are our local supplier.
Image Embroidery Contact details below:
Phone: 08 9456 2324
Fax: 08 9456 2325
Address: 26 Tulloch Way, Canning Vale WA 6155
Follow this link to:
St Emilie's Uniform Procedure
Monday - Thursday:8:30am – 5pm
Friday:8:30am – 4.30pm
Saturday – Sunday:CLOSED
Social Worker PARENT REFERRAL and CONSENT FORM
School social workers focus on the student in the school environment and work collaboratively with principals and teachers to minimise the impacts of personal, family and school difficulties and, where possible, remove any barriers to learning.
With students as their focus, school social workers provide consultancy, advice and support to principals, teachers and other school staff and to families, so that they can best meet the needs of individual and groups of children and young people. There is a strong emphasis on individual student and family counselling and support.
This service is an amazing opportunity for kids, staff and families and one we have wanted in our school for some time.
Please find below the Parent Referral and Consent Form to access our School Social Worker.
You are asked to read the procedure carefully and also note that Kylie only works two days a week. While she will do her very best to accomodate all family referrals, patience may be required as she prioritises her case load and allows time for observation visits, classroom support and playground involvement.
Image Embroidery now services our school community's uniform requirements.
For all uniform queries, please contact a member of the Image Embroidery team (contact details below).
Their store is just 5 minutes from St Emilie's for 'try ons' or you can order uniforms via their online form.
Keyed Up Music Lessons
Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard, guitar and voice lessons this term after school. Lessons start at $18.65 for groups of four per lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 6107 8841 or 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form
St Emilie's Parish
Office hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday
Mail: PO Box 5184, Canning Vale South WA 6970
An appointment to see a priest is required.
Parish Priest: Fr. Jean-Noël Marie
Assistant Priest: Fr. Victor Manuel Lujano
Office Assistant: Roselle D’Souza