Weekly Reminders

Week 6 Term 2 2021

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Thanks so much for your help at the Busy Bee Mums, dads and kids - a top job!!

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Milo Muffin Morning Tea Mmmmmmm ....

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Year One Assembly

Bravo to all our Year One children and staff on the wonderful assembly this morning! The kids have been so excited to perform for their families and what a fantastic job they all did!

Assemblies are an opportunity for children to showcase some of the learning while also practising important skills such as reading and speaking in front of an audience; dealing with nerves; working as a team and experiencing the pride that comes from a job well done!

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Mazenod House Day 2021

Who was Eugene de Mazenod

Eugene de Mazenod was a young French priest, who founded the religious congregation of The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. His desire to bring people to appreciate their dignity before God moved Eugene to constantly seek out the poor and those who were in most need so that they might realise just how precious they are in the eyes of God.

Eugene de Mazenod died on the 21st May 1861, he was canonized a Saint by Pope John Paul II on 3rd December 1995.

St Eugene de Mazenod and St Emilie de Vialar

St Eugene de Mazenod was a very important figure in St. Emilie de Vialar’s life. At one stage the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition, which St Emilie founded, had very little money. With the understanding and support of St Eugene de Mazenod, who was the Bishop of Marseille at the time, she began to build up her congregation again.

‘With a Generous Heart’

For many of us, our priorities centre around family, work, home, friends, sport and even our next holiday destination – The priorities for a homeless person, however, are simple:

“Where will I be safe tonight and how can I find my next meal?”

Each year to celebrate our house day, Mazenod House follows in the example of St Eugene de Mazenod by donating to the homeless at St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, which was founded by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

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Confirmation Masses this weekend

Please keep our 2020 Confirmation candidates and their families in your prayers this weekend.

We pray that they will be strengthened to be light in the world, living out their faith in many life-giving ways.

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Two-Way Parent Teacher Meetings

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National Sorry Day - this coming Wednesday!

A time for children and adults to reflect and commit to positive change. The second clip below is for families to listen to and reflect upon!
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What's Coming Up?

Week 6

Monday 24th May

Two Way Interviews Week 1

Tuesday 25th May

Homework ClubWednesday 26th May

Wednesday 26th May

National Sorry Day

Friday 28th May

Year 6 Eagles Cup


Parent Letter - Booking Kindy Parent Teacher Interviews

Week 7

Two Way Interviews Week 2

Tuesday 25th May

Homework Club

Wednesday 2 June

8am Community Mass - Year 4

Thursday 3rd June

Earth Science Incursions Years 1, 5 and 6.

Friday 4th June

K-6 Crazy Hair Day - please bring a gold coin donation for LIFELINK.

Year Six Eagles Cup


"Swimming With Sharks" - A Special Presentation about Living with Autism - Join our Guest Speaker and book your seat on the 2nd June! We are really excited!

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit - next week's focus for our kids!


Week 6 Focus: Find Ways To Work It Out

Here at school we will be focusing on skills such as learning to disagree in an agreeable way; staying calm under pressure; seeking a win/win solution; listening respectfully and speaking respectfully and more in a developmentally appropriate way.

These same skills are of course LIFE SKILLS that apply to us as adults too! The art of working things out in cooperative, collaborative, respectful ways takes much patience and mindfulness. Our family lives, work lives would be all the better for us learning this important skill.

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When children eat well they behave better. They are also able to concentrate for longer. Packing a healthy school lunchbox will help them to learn and be happy at school.


7 steps to a healthy lunch box

1. Make time to prepare. Write a shopping list to make sure fresh fruit and vegetables, milk and yoghurt, bread and crackers are available

2. Shop wise and save money. Buy seasonal fruit and vegetables to ensure good quality and value for money.

3. Make your own snacks. Build snack packs from fresh ingredients bought in bulk.

4. Look after the environment. Put sandwiches and other items in reusable containers instead of plastic wrap.

5. Choose a mix from the 5 food groups - grains, fruit, vegetables, dairy and proteins.

6. Include a bottle of water.

7. Keep it cool. In warm weather freeze a water bottle or put a small ice pack in the lunchbox.

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Why being on time to school matters


If you have not communicated your school fee payment plan please contact Mrs Gillian Norris asap. Thank you for your support - as you will appreciate it makes it extremely difficult for planning , budgeting and accountability purposes when families do not discuss their intentions.

$10.00 desks available for sale - grab a bargain!

We have a large number of school desks available in excellent condition for a quick sale - in a variety of sizes.

Heights of the desks are as follows:

680 mm

580 mm

480 mm

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!

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Cash for Cans Scheme here at St Emilie's

At our last P&F Meeting one of our parents, Mrs Nicole Grima, volunteered to trial coordinating a CASH FOR CANS program here at St Emilies.

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.

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WA | Scheme Overview (Captions)
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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.

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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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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!

** Special Offer For a limited time only, purchase a Single City Membership and get a FREE upgrade to Multi City! Discover more everyday with offers across dining, travel, activities, shopping & more. Begin exploring and saving across 21 cities and regions in Australia and New Zealand at nearly half the price today.

Support St Emilie's Catholic Primary School and unlock your free upgrade: https://www.entertainment.com.au/orderbooks/855c47

Thanks for your consideration everyone.

Gillian Norris


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 Club Recent Newsletter:


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