Week 9 Reminders

and Celebrations - Term 3 2021

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Good Morning Prayer

From the Principal

Hi everyone and wishing you a really lovely weekend ahead. We hope you will find many moments for fun, relaxation and family time.

Field Events Day Years 4-6

We were very lucky that the weather cooperated for the St Emilie's House Carnival Field Events Day. Thank you to those parents and grandparents who came along to support the children, it is always really great to have you join us.

School Climate Survey

Below you will find a LETTER TO PARENTS explaining all about the School Climate Survey which has now opened. As you will read, all St Emilie's families are invited to complete a short survey that will give us important feedback in regard to various aspects of school life. A code and username was emailed to all families on Monday. The survey closes on the 24th September. Thank you for your time and support.

School Athletics Carnival next Friday

As you will have read we will be holding both the Junior and Senior carnivals onsite this year. While there are a few differences to travelling to an external facility we believe that the 'pros' of holding the carnival here at school are well worth trialing, as we approach this exciting day on the school calendar.

An Athletics Carnival Program is attached below and further details of how the day will run will come home on Monday, so please check your inbox and the school website.

Lunches on Carnival Day

All children in Kindy to Year 6 will have the opportunity to either bring their normal lunch or purchase a Subway Lunch for the day through School Lunch Online at http://www.schoollunchonline.com.au

Adult spectators and non-school aged children are invited to order a P&F Sausage Sizzle or Bacon and Egg burger - paper order forms have been sent home and a link to the order can also be found below.

Cake stall for the Athletics Carnival - can you help please?

The P&F are seeking donations of home-made cakes, biscuits and slices from families to run a cake stall on the day of the carnival.

If you are able to support in this way please drop your cake (or plate of slice/biscuits) to the front office, either the Thursday afternoon before the carnival (by 3.30pm) or first thing in the morning. (More details below). Thanks for your support!

Families leaving next year

If your family will be leaving our school community in 2022 you are asked to please let us know by emailing the Office and/or leadership as soon as possible. Many thanks, as this assists us to plan and to offer places to new families on the waitlist.

Please be reminded that unless we are given one full term's notice of an intention to leave St Emilie's, a family will be charged a full term's school fees.

Class Placement

Below is a link to a document that explains our position on class placement here at St Emilie's. Please read it carefully when you have a moment - we hope it brings further clarity to why we feel confident in our decision-making. In saying this, if you wish to make a request please place it in writing to the Principal by Friday 22nd October.

K-6 Open Night (onsite this year) on Wednesday 15th September - 4.00pm-600pm.

If you would like an opportunity to pop in and see some of the learning opportunities your children have had this term we would love to see you there! All classrooms will be open until 6.00pm only. (Please don't leave arriving until the end - as gates will close soon after 6.00pm). Please read more about the Book Fair to be held on Open Night, below.

All the very best everyone!

Kind regards

Tania Thuijs


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Athletics Carnival Program 2021


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Carnival Sausage Sizzle - Order Form

Any chance you could Bake a Cake for our Athletics Carnival Cake Stall next Friday?

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The P&F are seeking donations of home-made cakes, biscuits and slices or, if in a rush - bought cupcakes or doughnuts :) from families to run a cake stall on the day of the carnival.

If you are able to support in this way please drop your cake (or plate of slice/biscuits etc) to the front office, either on the Thursday afternoon before the carnival (by 3.30pm) or first thing on Friday morning.

Ideally cakes /slices/biscuits will arrive :

- on a disposable plate/container

- covered with plastic wrap

- labelled with the name of the cake/slice and a list of the ingredients.

If you can't bake a cake, you may like to buy a cake from the stall on the day to support the P&F and provide your family with a delicious, home-made surprise for afternoon tea! :)

Thanks Mums and Dads!

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The P&F will be selling raffle tickets throughout the day with some great prizes for children and adults alike.

Don't forget to bring some cash - you've gotta be in it to win it!

St Emilie's School Climate Survey is NOW OPEN. Your feedback and your voice really matter to us!

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Climate Survey Letter

ST Emilie's Class Allocation Procedure

Year 6 Yearbook

Year Six families are reminded that the Graduation Book Team are waiting on photos of the Years Six children when they were in Years 3-6. Please scour your phones and devices for these photos of your child and email them through to secps.yearsixyearbook@cewa.edu.au You have 2 weeks to email these photos through Thanks.
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Thank you Kylie!

Kylie Goodes, our School Social Worker, spread the RUOK message far and wide on Thursday this week, even baking some RUOK cupcakes for staff - which certainly put a smile on our dials and a spring in our step!

Kylie's weekly efforts as our School Social Worker are making a positive difference in the lives of children, families and staff in our school. Her role involves working as another key point of contact for all members of our school community - especially when dealing with personal challenges, either at home or at school.

If you would like to connect with Kylie for a chat or a meeting to discuss your child's social/emotional needs and/or challenges you will find details below.

Parents are strongly advised to reach out if you are not doing ok ... either to us or to other professionals. Good mental health is such an important part of a happy and healthy family life - you matter!

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Our Book Fair is a really great opportunity to purchase a quality book for your child and family! Perhaps you might grab some books as Christmas presents or birthdays!

Each year some families also very generously purchase a book for our school library which is acknowledged by way of a sticker insert inside the cover.

This year we have opted to go with a different company, as we really wanted to make sure that the Fair was all about the books (rather than the merchandise that has little to do with reading).

This year's annual Book Fair is open for parents to purchase books over the following days and times:

TUESDAY 14th September

8.00am - 8.30am and

2.45pm - 4.00pm

WEDNESDAY 15th September

8.00am - 8.30am

4.00pm - 6.00pm (OPEN CLASSROOMS)

THURSDAY 16th September

8.00am - 8.30am

Book prices range from $5.00 - $20.00 per book.

Cash or EFTPOS accepted.

Looking forward to seeing you! :)

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 October and 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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Goodness is the FOTHS focus for Weeks 5-10 and below are our mini foci for the next two weeks:

Week 9: Goodness is acting with integrity

Week 10: Goodness is being truthful

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Homework and PP Homework Club Term 3

The last grid this term:

Week 9 and 10

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What's Coming Up?


Week 9

Monday 13th September

De Vialar House Day

Tuesday 14th September

Book Fair Begins

2.00pm Confirmation Rehearsal

3.00-4.00pm Homework Club

Wednesday 15th September

Kindy & Pre-Primary Body, Balls and Brains

4.00-6.00pm Open Classrooms and Book Fair

Thursday 16th September

Book Fair Finishes

Friday 17th September

House Athletics Carnival

Saturday 18th September

6.00pm Confirmation Mass

Sunday 19th September

9.00am Confirmation Mass

Week 10

Monday 20th September

MOPS Mothers morning tea

Tuesday 21st September

3.00-4.00pm Homework Club

Wednesday 22nd September

9.00am Mission Day Mass

3.30pm Staff Meeting

Thursday 23rd September

8.45am PP Assembly

Principal PL Day

Friday 24th September


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2021 Sacramental Dates

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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!

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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 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.

Parent Workshops in our Local Area!

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Self-care September

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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 here at St Emilie's - information for you

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 is holding an RCIA Inquiry Night at the School Hall on Sept 1, Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, to inquire about RCIA or those Catholics who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Everyone is welcome!

You can contact the organiser by emailing: lenngonzales@hotmail.com or phoning 0413103959

Helen Gonzales

RCIA Coordinator

St Emilie Parish

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We are so lucky to have Father Jean -Noel Marie leading our parish community .

He is approachable, caring and wise. We very much appreciate his support of St Emilie's Catholic school and thank him for his ongoing friendship and hard work..

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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