Weekly Reminders

Week 5 Term 1 - Week Commencing Monday 27th February 2023

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Dear Families

What is Lent?

Lent is a forty-day period of preparation for Easter. It reminds us of the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness before he took up his ministry. During this time he fasted and prayed. Lent is a time of self-denial and prayer for us as well. During this period, we are called to focus on becoming closer to Jesus by praying a little more, doing good deeds for others, going without something we like and giving generously to others in need.

Thank you to everyone who helped prepare and deliver the Ash Wednesday Mass this week. Project Compassion boxes were sent home this week, please donate to Project Compassion 2023. Together, we can help vulnerable communities face their challenges today and build a better tomorrow 'For All Future Generations'.

Year 4 Assembly

Our Year 4 classes will be presenting the first Assembly of 2023 next Friday 3rd March at 8.45am. All are welcome to attend.

Annual Community Meeting

Thank you to all who attended the Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday night in the Learning Hub. It was a wonderful opportunity to hear all about the hard work of the Advisory Council and P&F. Thank you very much to Craig, Jain and Pam for presenting their reports to our community.

The Parent Circle

Our St Emilie’s parent group, known as the Parent Circle is a chance for any parent to meet to chat and have a cup of tea/coffee. The 'Parent Circle' welcomes all St Emilies’s parents, whether you have school age children or little ones still at home. This is a great chance to take a time out, or get to know school parents. The Parent Circle will meet every second week in the Small Hall from 8.50am to 10.30am commencing this Thursday 2nd March.

House Swimming Trials

On Monday Year 4 to 6 students (and selected Year 3 students) who nominated themselves for the House Swimming Trials will travel to Riverton Leisureplex. From these trials, our Interschool Swimming team is selected. Thank you to Mr Davis for organising the trials.

Year Group Reps for 2023

If would like to be a P&F Year Group Rep for 2023, please email pandf@stemiliescps.wa.edu.au with your name and the year level you are interested in being a Rep for.

Two Way Interviews

Two Way Interviews will be held in Weeks 7 and 8 this term from Monday 13th March to Friday 24th March. Information on how to book an interview with the teachers is below.

School Photos

MSP Photography will be taking our school photos on Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1st March. Please see below for the draft timetable. On their photo day, students MUST wear the everyday St Emilie's uniform.

Please note - Year 1 students will NEED to wear their House shirts on Tuesday and WEAR their NORMAL SCHOOL uniform on Wednesday.

Open Day & School Tours

We are offering School Tours to prospective families who wish to enrol their children at St Emilie's on Thursday 30th March. If you know any families who would be interested in this, please see below for more information and share the QR code for those families to book via Eventbrite.

Kindy Enrolments for 2024

If you have a child who will be going into Kindy next year (born between 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020), please ensure you submit an Enrolment Form application to the office as soon as possible. An application for enrolment can be collected from the front office or by visiting the School Website. Interviews will be held early in Term 2.

Parenting Article

This week under the Parent Reading heading, we have included an Insights article titled, 'Help your Year 6 child make a smooth transition into secondary school' by Sheryl Strong. A recent ACER study led by Life Ed found that a significant number of Australian students feel underprepared and nervous about the move to secondary school. That’s why Life Ed has launched a comprehensive program of free online resources to assist students make the leap from Year 6 to Year 7... and land firmly on their feet.


Stuart Munro


Two Way Interviews

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School Photos

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Kindy in 2024

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Open Day & School Tours

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Year 1 and 2 Community Expo

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Ash Wednesday Mass

Year 4 Science

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Project Compasssion

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Laxmi's story - Nepal

After losing her father at a young age, Laxmi was at risk of falling further into extreme poverty. But with the support of our partner Caritas Nepal, Laxmi joined a child's club, became a leader in her school and is now a mentor to other girls in her village.

Laxmi lives with her mother and siblings in Jajarkot, one of the least developed districts in the remote Karnali province, with almost half of the population living below the poverty line.

Tragedy struck when Laxmi was 10-years-old. Her father, who worked hard to pay for his children’s education, passed away. Laxmi was devastated. She used to love to go to school but for the first time she stopped attending her classes.

Before her father’s passing, Laxmi joined a child's club at her school that was run with the support of Caritas Nepal, through the Nepal Livelihoods and Resilience Program. Child's clubs support students to develop their speaking, writing and leadership skills through extracurricular activities.

Thanks to the support of her child's club, Laxmi was encouraged to resume her education. She became an active member of her child's club, where she developed the skills and confidence to become a leader, advocating for clean water taps at her school.

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Term 1 2023

Week 5

Monday 27th February - Yr 4 to 6 Swimming Trials

Tuesday 28th February - School Photo Day 1

Wednesday 1st March - School Photo Day 2

Friday 3rd March - 8.45am Year 4 Assembly

Week 6

Monday 6th March - Labour Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 7th March to Friday 10th March - Yay Week

Week 7

Monday 13th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews begin

Wednesday 15th March - 8.45am P & F Meeting

Wednesday 15th March - 2023 NAPLAN begins--Yr 3 & 5

Friday 17th March - Gannon House Day

Week 8

Tuesday 21st March - Harmony Day

Wednesday 22nd March to Friday 24th March - Year 6 Camp

Friday 24th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews end

Week 9

Wednesday 29th March - 4pm to 6pm Open Night

Wednesday 29th March - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday 30th March - Interschool Swimming Carnival

Thursday 30th March - Open Day Tours

Friday 31st March - 8.45am Year 3 Assembly

Week 10

Thursday 6th April - 8.45am Holy Week Tableau - Year 5

Thursday 6th April - 3pm Term 1 concludes

Friday 7th April - Good Friday

Term 2

Week 1

Monday 24th April - Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 25th April - Anzac Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 26th April - Term 2 begins

Week 2

Friday 5th May - 8.45am Year 6 Assembly

Sunday 7th May - 7pm Parish Fundraiser in Hall

Week 3

Tuesday 9th May- Kindy 2024 Interviews begin

Wednesday 10th May - 8.45am P & F Meeting

Friday 12th May- 8.45am Year 2 Assembly

Friday 12th May- Eagles Cup vs Salvado CC

Week 4

Tuesday 9th May- Kindy 2024 Interviews continue

Wednesday 17th May - 4pm & 5.30pm Reconciliation Workshops

Friday 18th May- 84pm Reconciliation Workshop

Friday 19th May- Eagles Cup vs St Munchins'

2023 Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 1st February to Thursday 6th April

Public Holiday: Labour Day - Monday 6th March

Easter: Friday 7th April to Monday 10th April

Term 2: Wednesday 26th April to Friday 30th June

Public Holiday: Anzac Day - Tuesday 25th April

Public Holiday: Western Australia Day - Monday 5th June

Term 3: Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September

Term 4: Monday 9th October to Friday 8th December

Pupil Free Days in 2023--to be confirmed

Monday 24th April

Friday 2nd June

Monday 17th July

Friday 22nd September

Monday 20th November

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How Can You Help

Volunteers are a valued part of the heart of our school community, and we are truly grateful to our many beautiful and diverse families for sharing their gift of time and talents.

If you would like to express your interest to assist at events and activities throughout the year; if you have new ideas for events or ways you can help us support our community, we would love to hear from you.

The P&F can be reached via email pandf@stemiliescps.wa.edu.au

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Google Calendar and Weekly Reminders

St Emilie's School Website Link

All parents are to refer to the St Emilie's Google Calendar to stay informed of upcoming events.

This live calendar is located on the FRONT PAGE of our school website and has the most up to date information for families.

The Weekly Reminders Newsletter is emailed each Friday afternoon and is also posted on the School Website. Please get into the habit of reading through the Weekly Reminders as it keeps you up to date with what is going on in our school each week.

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This week's theme is a reminder to be the encouraging and understanding friend; the one who spreads love, positivity, joy, smiles and laughter….and who always, always spreads kindness.

Term 1 - Weeks 1-5 = Kindness


Week 5: Empathy Is Understanding the Feelings of Others

Self Control

Week 6: Stop and Think - How Do My Words and Actions Affect Me - and Others

Week 7: Act Don’t React

Week 8: Trust Is Something You Earn

Week 9: I Can Wait

Week 10: Finish The Things You Start

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Leaving early

1. While we understand it is difficult to make specialist appointments outside of school hours, we strongly encourage you to do so where possible.

2. Please ensure you are emailing the class teacher along with admin, if your child is going to be taken out of school early for an appointment.

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School Social Worker

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We are a Happy Families School!

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Our school is subscribed to Parenting Ideas, which is now owned and run by one of Australia’s leading parenting experts, Dr Justin Coulson. As such, the membership is now called Happy Families School Membership and there have been some exciting changes to the platform. Please take the time to read the information below so you can keep enjoying these helpful parenting resources.


We’ll keep sending out the Insight articles with our school newsletter and you’ll now also have access to the Insights library of 300+ past articles via our school’s unique URL and password (more about that below).


Each term, you’ll have access to a LIVE parent webinar.

With webinars now being run live, this means participants can ask Dr Justin (or the guest speaker) questions in real-time. Just like for Insights, you’ll be able to access the webinars via our school’s unique URL and password (no more coupons!). The recording will be available for 12 months.



PASSWORD: happysecps

We recommend bookmarking this link. You should only need to put the password in once and the site will remember you.

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Parish Bulletin for this Weekend's Masses

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Sacramental Dates for 2023

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St Emilie's Parish

Office hours: 9:00am to 3:30pm, 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


Email: stemilie.office@iinet.net.au

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Uniform Shop Contact Information

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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Keyed Up Music


Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, keyboard, voice, violin, and drum lessons after school. Lessons start from $19.80 for a small group, voice and drums start from $24.75 for 20min individual. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning an any of the above instrument or learning to sing, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

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