Week 10 Reminders
and Celebrations Term 2 2021
From the Principal
Hi everyone and we hope you have had a great week!
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAYS
Each year staff have a number of days dedicated to Professional Learning. One of the Pupil Free Days this term has been dedicated to looking at one of the Pope's encyclicals called 'Laudato Si'. The key idea of the encyclical is promoting 'integral ecology' i.e people & planet are one family and it links to the the Catholic Church's social teaching of working together for justice and dignity; walking together in hope and building a better future for all, together. Teachers will then integrate this learning back into classrooms through RE lessons and our integrated, whole school Social Justice units next term.
Another day looks at Staff Wellbeing and the final day looks at Student Wellbeing. In addition to having a positive impact on colleagues and students, staff wellbeing improves performance and job satisfaction, which leads to reduced staff turnover. It also help to reduce absences , increases productivity and promotes staff engagement!
As well as increasing a child's opportunity and choices in life, promoting good mental health and wellbeing in children is a core role in education as it helps them develop important protective factors and provides them with the skills and confidence to seek help when needed.
The disco was such a fun-filled night for all our children. Below are some of the fabulous photos taken by Bianca Woolhouse, one of our talented parents here at school. Bianca is a professional photographer who takes a variety of absolutely gorgeous family photos as part of her own business. She generously donated her time to take some terrific snaps of our recent disco and we hope you enjoy them!
Below are some links that you also may like to check out if you are interested in capturing a family photo of your own!
Follow Bianca: https://www.instagram.com/biancawoolhousephotography/?hl=en
Dean Newman, another one of our wonderfully generous parents (a physio and photographer on the side) also came along to take some terrific photos for us! Extra photos from Dean will appear on the website over the weekend.
Below is a couple seconds of pure joy as Archer from Kindy (who is currently sporting a recently broken arm) explained how he had to go from home by ambulance to the hospital ... his teacher, Mr Munro and I were treated to his impersonation of the ambulance. I think you will agree that he absolutely NAILED IT! :) The photo below this one is Archer and a little friend enjoying the morning sunshine as he learns to navigate his way back into the play area cARMLY ... as you can see he is putting his non broken arm to very good use! :)
All the best for a JOY-FILLED family weekend - it sounds like Saturday is the day to get out and about as the rain is back on its way early next week!
Congratulations to our year Four classes on a fabulous OLYMPIC assembly today!
THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OUR P&F AND PARENT HELPERS!
What's Coming Up?
Monday 21st June
Kindy Two Way Parent Interviews Week 2
Tuesday 22nd June
3.00-4.00pm Homework Club
Friday 25th June
Year 3 Assembly
Saturday 26th June
6:30pm Year 3 Reconciliation Thanksgiving Mass
Sunday 27th June
8:45am & 5:00pm Year 3 Reconciliation Thanksgiving Mass
Tuesday 29th June
3.00-4.00pm Homework Club
Wednesday 30th June
Last Day of Term 2 for Students
Thursday 1st July
Pupil Free Day
Friday 2nd July
Pupil Free Day
Monday 19th July
PUPIL FREE DAY
Tuesday 20th July
We need 13 families ... can you help us please? :)
The St Emilie's Parish are running their major fundraiser for the year and they have asked us for our help to sell 13 books of tickets.
Each book has 20 tickets and each ticket is $5.00.
Thank you to the families who have already collected a book to sell. We would REALLY appreciate it if we could find 13 wonderful families who would be prepared to take a book and sell these tickets as soon as possible to neighbours, friends and workmates to support our parish.
Please contact the Office if you can help and we take a note of your details and send the book home.
Fruits of the Holy Spirit - JOY Week 10 Focus: Don't let anything or anyone steal your joy
Joyful June - check out some ideas for the family!
Semester One Reports 2021 (PP-Year 6)
Reports will be available on Tuesday 29th June after 3pm.
It is very important that you know how to access your child’s report.
Parents whose child in Pre-Primary is the eldest child, as well as all new families, would have received an email this week with information on how to set up your own SEQTA Engage account.
Reports for St Emilie’s students are only available online, through SEQTA Engage.
If you are having difficulty accessing your SEQTA Engage account please contact the Front Office by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
$10.00 desks available for sale - grab a bargain!
Heights of the desks are as follows:
If you wish to purchase one or more, please contact the school office by email detailing how many you are interested in.
Please tell your neighbours and friends also!
Desks can be collected from the back gate next Friday when the Busy Bee is being held.
All proceeds will go the P&F for fundraising purposes.
Many thanks to everyone who grabbed a desk at the Busy Bee.
If you are interested please let the Office know!
Cash for Cans Scheme here at St Emilie's
As you will be aware this Government initiative encourages the community to recycle cans, bottles etc and receive a 10 cent refund.
If you are already doing this with your family - great! If however your family would like to support our school and direct some of your bottles and cans etc here, we would be very grateful!
Please see the poster below for more details.
Kindy Enrolments for 2022 - do you have a child starting Kindy next year?
Kindy interviews for children born between 1/7/2017 and 30/6/2018 - ie turning 4 before the 30th June 2022 are being held now.
If you have a child starting next year please ensure that you have completed an enrolment form. We still have some spaces so please spread the word!
Kindy enrolments are an exciting time for our school - we love to meet new families and touch base with our existing families!
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 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.
2021 Sacramental Dates
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 here at St Emilie's - information for you
Keyed Up Music has been operating at St Emilie's School for a number of years now. We have excellent tutors and a great program!
We will be teaching keyboard, guitar and voice group lessons this term after school.
Lessons start from $18.65 for a group of 4 per lesson.
If you are interested in your son / daughter learning an instrument, please ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at http://www.keyedupmusic.com.au and complete an 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