Week 7 Reminders

and Celebrations - Term 4 2021

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Many thanks to the merry band of P&F Mums who came to clean out our school canteen on Wednesday. It was a big job but it now looks fantastic!

Being helpful is such a wonderful personal quality to possess.

May we all continue to reach out to others in a spirit of helpfulness - small kindnesses make a BIG difference at this busy, tiring end of the school year.

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From the Principal

Dear Families,

Another busy and productive week here at school!

Despite the busyness and long 'to do' lists, we remain focused on maintaining a calm, respectful, happy and engaging learning environment for all children and staff to work and play in.

Thank you to families for letting us know things, especially in regard to your child's health and wellbeing, because if we are not told important things, we cannot respond effectively and in a timely way.

Thank you also for doing your part at home. Maintaining routines, getting kids to bed on time, packing healthy lunchboxes, keeping home life as happy and as calm as you can, amidst all the demands, will also help to set your child up for a really great end to the school year.

You are wished a relaxing weekend, and if not relaxing, a happy and grateful one.

Kindest regards

Tania Thuijs


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Please be advised that due to an executive P&F member and two Advisory Council Executive members needing to attend a shared funeral, it has been decided to postpone the AGM and Annual Community Meeting until Week 4 Term 1 2022.

If you are interested in nominating yourself for a position on either the P&F or the Advisory Council next year, please complete and send in a form below.

P&F 2022 Nomination Form

School Advisory Council 2022 Nomination Form

Class Representative Nomination Form for 2022

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Code of Conduct Reminder

All parents are reminded that our Code of Conduct establishes minimum standards of conduct to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all members within our school community.

There is a high expectation therefore, that all members - children, parents and staff are respectful at all times - in all communications and in all situations.

Thank you.

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Important Calendar Dates

With just three weeks left for students, it is important that families make a note of key dates on the calendar. You can find these on the Google Calendar on the front page of the website and of course the coming fortnight dates in each Weekly Reminders.


Week 7

Monday 22 November

3-4pm Keyed up Music Recitals in MPR

Tuesday 23 November

Yr 7 Corpus Christi Orientation

3-4pm Keyed up Music Recitals in MPR

Wednesday 24 November

3-4pm Keyed up Music Recitals in MPR

Thursday 25 November

3-4pm Keyed up Music Recitals in MPR

Friday 26 November

Yr 7 John Bosco Orientation

Yr 7 Mazenod Orientation

Yr 7 St Brigid's Orientation

Sunday 28 November

1st Sunday of Advent

Week 8

Wednesday 1 December

9am Whole School Thanksgiving Mass and Community Morning Tea

Thursday 2 December

5:15pm Edudance and Christmas Concert

Sunday 5th December

2nd Sunday in Advent

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Semester 2 Reports

Semester 2 PP to Year 6 reports will go live on SEQTA Engage on the afternoon of Thursday the 9th of December.

All families have received an email with details about how to log in to SEQTA earlier in 2021.

A reminder to all Year 6 families that you must download and save all reports on SEQTA Engage by the end of Week 9 as you will not have access to these once your Year 6 children move to High School.

Please contact the School Office if you require any assistance.

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Year 6 families are required to let the school know how many family members will be attending for seating and catering purposes. Information was sent home yesterday. Thank you.
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A Free Parent App for Wellbeing

Raising Healthy Minds is a free app you can tailor to your child, family and interests. It answers your questions about child wellbeing and shares practical tips for your day-to-day family life.

It may support you to build your child’s wellbeing, encourage positive behaviour and emotions, strengthen family relationships and support you to look after yourself.

Parenting Article - well worth a read!

Parent Resources

  1. Esafety Blog focus on Squid Game shows and the need to check in on what children are seeing online:


2. Language of Friendship Virtual Event presented by Dana Kerford, founder of URSTRONG. You and your child will learn about her unique “language of friendship”, and she will share her favourite tips and tools and some easy-to-use friendship strategies that really click with kids.

Watch online or get access to relay at a later date - Thursday 11th November 6PM – 7.30PM AEST - 3pm Perth time.



Check out the NEW WAYS NOVEMBER Calendar below - some simple ways of spreading happiness in your own hearts, in your family and in our community!

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High school Orientations for 2022

Year 6 for Year 7 2022 - Orientation Dates

Below are the Orientation dates for some of our feeder high schools. As you will appreciate, it is very challenging for teachers, with children going off in various directions, on various dates this term.

Year 6 parents are asked to please advise us if your Year 6 child will be attending a different Orientation date to any of the ones listed below so that we can plan accordingly.

Thank you.

23rd November

- Corpus Christi

26th November

- John Bosco

- Mazenod

- St Brigid's

2nd December

- St Norbert's

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BOOKLISTS for 2022

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A Whole School Community Effort for those in need ...

Dear St Emilie's Families,

Please read the letter below that invites you to make a small donation towards our annual support of St Vincent de Paul, who do such wonderful work in the community.

Next week each class will be collecting items that will go towards creating 35 large Christmas hampers for local families doing it very tough at the moment.

We will also be setting up our Christmas Tree in the Office with our Wish Upon a Star tags in mid November. This allows any families who would like to buy a small gift for children of these families, to do so.

Many thanks for your generous support - it is very much appreciated by the families themselves and by all the volunteers who deliver them.

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Adult Faith Learning - Preparation for Advent


Wednesdays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, (4 sessions) Online. In preparation for Advent, this course will explore the meaning and content of Christian hope, and the centrality of Christ’s Incarnation to Christian hope. Delving into the writings of St Paul, Pope Benedict XVI, St Pope John Paul II and Josef Pieper, we will learn about the theological virtue of hope, how it is essential to our human nature and divine calling, how the theological virtues of faith, hope and love weave intricately together to bring us to union with God and how Christian hope keeps us ‘forever young’. We will also discuss the efficaciousness of the Holy Spirit, receiving Christ Incarnate in the Eucharist, and prayer, fasting and almsgiving to grow Christian hope and combat hopelessness (despair, acedia and presumption) to prepare our hearts in hope for the coming of our Saviour. Cost: $20. Presenter: Ms Natalie Thomas. Further info or to register, https://cfe.org.au/our-courses/essential-preparation-for-advent-the-meaning-of-christian-hope-online/ email mailto:cfe@perthcatholic.org.au or call 08 9278 0261.

Wednesdays, 10am to 11.30am, (4 sessions) Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre). Cost: $30. Presenter: Ms Natalie Thomas. Further info or to register, https://archdioceseofperthcommunicationsoffice.cmail20.com/t/d-l-atlijkk-tdvjkiuhj-u/

email cfe@perthcatholic.org.au, or call 08 9278 0261.

are you vaccinated yet?

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Absent or late?

If your child is absent or late for school the explanation note must be sent to BOTH the

Class teacher: eg mailto:first name.surname@cewa.edu.au

and to:

Admin : mailto:StEmiliesAdmin@cewa.edu.au

This is an important parent responsibility and a legal requirement.

Thank you.

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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

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Parenting Opportunities in your local area!

Below is a link to Communicare's Term 4 FREE Parenting workshops.

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
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Preparing children for School

The brochure has a synopsis of each opportunity at the bottom.

School Uniform Reminder - no old style uniforms in 2022

Parents are reminded that the two-year transition to the new school uniform ends at the end of this year.

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.

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Pre-Primary Parents - School Uniforms for 2022

A friendly reminder to Pre-Primary parents that now is the time to organise your child's school uniform 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

Email: mailto:info@imageembroidery.com.au

Address: 26 Tulloch Way, Canning Vale WA 6155

Follow this link to:

St Emilie's Uniform Procedure


Trading Hours

Monday - Thursday:8:30am – 5pm

Friday:8:30am – 4.30pm

Saturday – Sunday:CLOSED

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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.

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Uniform Shop

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.

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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

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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

Email: Jean-noel.marie@perthcatholic.org.au

Assistant Priest: Fr. Victor Manuel Lujano

Email: victor.lujano@perthcatholic.org.au

Office Assistant: Roselle D’Souza

Email: stemilie.office@iinet.net.au

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