Week 5 Term 1 - Week Commencing Monday 27th February 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
Two Way Interviews
Kindy in 2024
Open Day & School Tours
Year 1 and 2 Community Expo
Ash Wednesday Mass
Year 4 Science
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.
Term 1 2023
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
Monday 6th March - Labour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 7th March to Friday 10th March - Yay Week
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
Tuesday 21st March - Harmony Day
Wednesday 22nd March to Friday 24th March - Year 6 Camp
Friday 24th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews end
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
Thursday 6th April - 8.45am Holy Week Tableau - Year 5
Thursday 6th April - 3pm Term 1 concludes
Friday 7th April - Good Friday
Monday 24th April - Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 25th April - Anzac Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 26th April - Term 2 begins
Friday 5th May - 8.45am Year 6 Assembly
Sunday 7th May - 7pm Parish Fundraiser in Hall
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
Google Calendar and Weekly Reminders
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.
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.
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.
Raising Healthy Minds
School Social Worker
We are a Happy Families School!
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.
URL & PASSWORD
We recommend bookmarking this link. You should only need to put the password in once and the site will remember you.
Parish Bulletin for this Weekend's Masses
Sacramental Dates for 2023
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
Uniform Shop Contact Information
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
Keyed Up Music
KEYED UP MUSIC LESSONS
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