Weekly Reminders

Week 2 Term 2 2021

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As you will have heard late this afternoon, the Peel and Perth regions are in lockdown from midnight tonight until midnight Monday night.

Because this is an evolving situation we are unable to guarantee any events appearing on the school calendar in the short term.

All we can do at this stage is wait and see and if the situation changes and keep you well informed if there are any further announcements that may affect our school community.

Take care everyone

Kindest regards


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Let's Pray ... and make our prayers be reflected in our daily actions and choices ...

Lord God,

We trust that you continually work through each one of us right where we are.

You know that we are not perfect, and yet you love us anyway. We are sorry for the times when we have 'fallen short' and we seek your guidance and help.

We ask that you use all that we are and all that we have, to love you and to love others - especially those who may be difficult to love.

May we continue to build the Kingdom here on earth - through respectful relationships and generous Christian service.

And may all members of our St Emilie's community reach out in care and concern for one another in all the ways that matter.

In Jesus’ Name,


Thank you to the P&F and thank you Families!

The new Kindy playground is now installed! Many thanks to all St Emilie's families for your wonderful support of the P&F, as these funds allow us to complete fabulous projects like this!

The Kindy kids have given it a good workout and the feedback is unanimous - IT'S AWESOME!! :)

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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.

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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What's Coming Up?

Week 2 Term 2

- Monday 26th April Anzac Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 27th April

- Leadership Team to CEWA

- Homework Club 3-4pm

Wednesday 28th April

- 9.00am Learning Hub - Speech and OT Meeting for Kindy Parents

- Kindy 2022 interviews

- 3.20pm Staff Meeting

Thursday 29th April

- Kindy 2022 interviews

Friday 30th April

- Kindy 2022 interviews

- 11am PP Dental Check

- Eagles Cup - St Emilie's V Xavier - played here a St Em's

- Year 1 and 2 Cleanaway Recycling incursion

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St Emilie's School Busy Bee - coming soon - Can you help us out? TENTATIVE - will be dependent on COVID

When: Friday 7th May from 3.30pm - 6.00pm

Where: Meet outside the Year 6 classrooms.

What: Gardening - we are mulching and pruning the front areas of the school

What to bring:

  • wheelbarrows
  • shovel
  • pitchforks
  • gloves
  • spades
  • pruning equipment
  • a sense of humour

A sausage sizzle to be provided

Please email or phone the office if you plan on coming.

School aged kids are welcome.

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St Emilie's Personal Advocacy Program - what is this all about and how can you assist?

The St Emilie's Parish Personal Advocacy Program, provides an opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities, to expand their spiritual and personal lives through a relationship with someone from the Parish community and to be involved in parish life. The service is currently open to adults, irrespective of their faith background.

For many people with intellectual disabilities living independently or isolated from family contact, this ongoing friendship/relationship is perhaps one of the only constants in their lives. Being in a small group and linked one to one with volunteers from the local community encourages a variety of relationships to develop and the growth of trust and faith.

A group of dedicated and trained volunteers have been meeting regularly every Tuesday night here at St Emilie’s since the 23rd of February 2021, from 6.45pm-8pm.

There are 3 vacancies for young adults with an Intellectual disability (between ages 18-25 years) who would like to join this group. If you have a family member with an intellectual disability or know a friend who may be interested in knowing more about this program, please contact your Parish Inclusion co-ordinator Sonia Pinto on 0420 841 851 or Sr. Geetha on 0406 891 310.

We are also looking for donations of items to get this group up and going. Please contact Sonia for more information however some items we need are iPod and boom box, small lamps, colouring in books, textas, crayons, pencils, scissors, coloured A4 sheets, sensorial items like largish rocks, shells, pebbles, vases, large trays, sanitising products like wipes, tissues, hand sanitiser, disinfectant sprays, knitting needles and different textured wool.

Check out our website too http://www.paswa.org.au

This initiative is all about relationships, faith, hope, and love!

Thank you for your support!

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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.

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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.

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2021 Sacramental Dates

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Kindy Parent Workshop - post Speech and OT Screens

Wednesday 28th April

9.00am -10.00am in the Learning Hub.

This session will be run by the respective therapists and will inform parents of what the Speech and OT Screens involved and how to interpret the results. They will also emphasise the importance of early intervention and how you can be helping at home.

Please confirm your attendance via email to your child's teacher:



Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Atom Photography Competition - are you thinking about getting involved?

You may recall that St Emilie's has won this Science competition before and we would love to do so again! Please read below for more information. It is a great project for kids at home and there are some terrific prizes too!

The theme for 2021 is Turbulence.

What is turbulence??

Turbulence: strong, uneven currents; state of confusion.

We have all experienced a period of disorder, but turbulence can also suggest growth. It is in the ocean waves and airstreams. It is the pulse of a movement, which means going places, shifting things or causing change.

Explore and capture ‘Turbulence’ on camera.

Be creative with your photography, and feel free to think outside the box when addressing the theme. Your photographs can be colour or black-and-white, realistic or abstract, they may include people or animals (or both, or neither).

Important details

You can enter up to 3 only of your best photos. Your entry must include a short-written statement about how you have addressed the theme.

Follow the links on the ATOM website on how to enter your photo. You will need to create an account to upload your photo. Mrs Cogger cannot do it for you.


Prizes for winners of each of the five age-group categories include Ted’s Cameras gift vouchers valued at $500 for the two primary categories, $750 for the two secondary categories and $1000 for Open. Total prize pool: $3500.

Here is the direct link to create your account and upload your photos.


Closing date has been extended to 12pm EST Friday 30 April so, you'll have to start clicking away very soon!!

Good luck everyone!

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Online Entertainment Book

St Emilie's families are invited to purchase an online Entertainment app for $69.99 which lasts for a period of one year. Details are below!

The school receives approximately $14.00 commission from each sale which really helps our whole school P&F fundraising efforts!

If you want to save some money on accomodation, movies, food, attractions and so on this may be a good investment for you!

In addition you may be interested in the special one time only Mother's Day offer - see below!

Thanks for your consideration everyone.

Gillian Norris


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Year 6 Family Year Book Workshop

When: 8.30am - 10.30am on Friday 30th April

Where: Old Uniform Shop - now a new office

Why: To form a small team to collate and upload photos in a spirit of fun and friendship.

Please RSVP Kirsten Devereux mailto:kirstendevereux@gmail.com

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Year 6 Yearbook 2021

St Emilie's introduced a Year Six yearbook for the graduating class in 2020. We are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to create one for this year's graduating class.

The school and MSP (formal school photographer) have archived photos of students which will be supplied, in addition - we are asking for families to send in photos of students (aim is for a minimum of 2 photos per student per year from Kindy/2014 to and inclusive of year Six/2021).

Photo requirements -

Content: St Emilie's students only (school related photo - school event/carnival/disco/classroom photos). If your child commenced schooling at St Emilie’s after 2014; individual school and family photos permitted.

Size: minimum of 300DPI resolution. No screenshots/photos of photos.

Name: please rename photo before sending it in - Child's full name, year of photo.

Where to send: secps.yearsixyearbook@cewa.edu.au (please put family name in subject line).

When to send: Kindy to Year Two photos (2014-2017) to be sent by mid-term Two, Year Three to Year Six photos (2018-2021) by mid-term Three.

We do have a limited amount of photobook pages, we will aim at having equal representation of all students, not all photos submitted will be used. Workshops inviting parents to volunteer time to help sort photos will be advertised next term.

Kind regards

Kirsten Devereux and Belinda Backus

(Year Six class representatives)

Parenting Program Opportunities from the Community Health Nurse

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OSH Club is up and running for 2021 and provides a helpful service for St Emilie's families who may require short or long term childminding before and /or after school.

Below is a link to the OSH Handbook:


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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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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