Week 3 Reminders

Term 3 2021

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Kylie Goodes, our school social worker, has been offering lunchtime art activities to the children as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.


These have been another opportunity for kids to :

- CONNECT WITH OTHERS,

- TO EXPLORE WHAT 'HEAL COUNTRY' IS ALL ABOUT and TO HAVE FUN!


Many thanks Kylie!

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From the Principal


Dear Families,


The end of another wet week - we hope that you all managed to stay safe, dry and warm!

I have been away at a Principal's Conference for a few days and sitting on an appointment panel today, culminating with my Pfizer jab! :)


Many thanks to Stuart, Maria and Tracy for their wonderful leadership support in my absence - we are indeed very blessed to have the calibre of staff we do, working here at St Emilie's.


Mr Dan Naden (Year 5 teacher) welcomed his brand new baby boy into the world yesterday and he is a real cutie! On behalf of the whole school community I offer our sincere congratulations and best wishes to both Dan and Cassie on this very special news!


The other big news this week is that St Emilie's, once again, were victorious at the Cross Country interschool competition held at Tomato Lake! Mr Munro has created a FB post and Mr Davis will be getting photos and results up on the website under 'News' very shortly. Congratulations to all those students selected for the team and on the WONDERFUL result!


With the weekend ahead I wish you all some really calm and happy family time together. While the weather forecast isn't great, it is always good to think mindfully about how you can be the very best parent you can be for your kids. Think about what you say, how you say it and what messages you are giving your kids. Think about your body language. Think about opportunities for some more laughter, some more cuddles, and more talk about ... shared interests, what is going on in the world, stories from the past and the list is endless. Maybe teach your child/ren how to do something and encourage effort, persistence and patience!


Take care everyone and looking forward to seeing you next term!


Kindest regards

Tania Thuijs

Principal

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Relaxed vigilance ...

All Catholic schools across Western Australia are operating within the Phase 5 School Operating Guidelines.


We have been advised that physical distancing of 1.5 metres between adults from different households is to be maintained where possible and good hygiene practices are to be maintained.


While we are certainly hoping that we won't be dealing with another lockdown here in WA, we have spent some time as a staff revisiting our Education Continuity - Remote Learning Plan and reflecting on the learning from last time. In the final analysis, COVID is to a very large degree out of our control, however we continue to maintain a relaxed vigilance, ready to respond quickly, pastorally and professionally, should the need arise.


Thank you!

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Mental Health and Covid


If you are feeling a little anxious or worried in regards to the COVID situation you may like to check out some of the resources below:

https://www.thinkmentalhealthwa.com.au/mental-health-and-covid-19/

SAVE THE DATE

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St Emilie's Family Breakfast - Friday 3rd September!

The Family Breakfast Order Form is attached below - simply print out and send it back to school in a well-sealed envelope. Alternatively, a hard copy of the Order Form can be obtained from the Office.


Please clearly label your envelope and include the correct money:


FAMILY BREAKFAST

YOUR FAMILY NAME


Looking forward to seeing you there!


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Homework and PP Homework Club Term 3

There are 4 PP grids this term:


Week 2 and 3

Week 4 and 5


Week 6 YAY WEEK - no Homework and no Homework Club this week!


Week 7 and 8

Week 9 and 10

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What's Coming Up?

TERM 3


Week 3

National Homelessness Week


Monday 2nd August

9.00am Christian Dance at Mercy College


Tuesday 3rd August

Pre-Primary Celebrating 100 Days of School

3.00- 4.00pm Homework Club


Wednesday 4th August

8.00am Year 3 Community Mass in the Church - 30 mins - all welcome!


Thursday 5th August

Year 3 & 5 Bishop Literacy Assessment


Friday 6th August

Mackillop House Day

8:45am Year 2 Assembly


Sunday 8th August

Feast of St Mary McKillop


Week 4


Monday 9th August


Tuesday 10th August

Homework Club 3.00pm


Wednesday 11th August

8.45am P&F Meeting in staffroom

1.20pm - 2.40pm Body, Balls and Brains

3.20pm - Staff Meeting

6.00pm - School Advisory Council Meeting


Thursday 12th August


Friday 13th August

International left-handers day


8.30am - 12.00pm Instrumental Ensemble @ Orana Catholic Primary School

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PLAY FOR LIFE - Afterschool Soccer and Netball

After-School Soccer Coaching Clinics (Term 3)

All Kindy to Year 2 children were given a registration form for an After-School Soccer Coaching Clinic starting Tuesday the 3rd August (3.10pm – 4.10pm). We will conduct it on the school grounds.

The activity is coordinated and run by Physical Education and/or Soccer Specialists; all with their Working with Children Checks. The Clinic focuses on Maximum Participation during Organised and Fun 8 x 1 Hour sessions. The cost for the clinic is $80.00 per child.

If you are interested in letting your child learn and play this World Game in fun sessions and you have not yet registered, then please register online at www.play4life.com.au or complete the registration form and return it to reception. (Spare registration forms are available at reception). If you have any queries, please call Play 4 Life on 6162 0932.


After-School Netball Coaching Clinics (Term 3)

All Year 2 to Year 4 children were given a registration form for an After-School Netball Coaching Clinic starting Wednesday the 4th August (3.10pm – 4.10pm). We will conduct it on the school grounds.

The activity is coordinated and run by Physical Education and/or Netball Specialists; all with their Working with Children Checks. The Clinic focuses on Maximum Participation during Organised and Fun 8 x 1 Hour sessions. The cost for the clinic is $80.00 per child.

If you are interested in letting your child learn and play this Beautiful Game in fun sessions and you have not yet registered, then please register online at www.play4life.com.au or complete the registration form and return it to reception. (Spare registration forms are available at reception). If you have any queries, please call Play 4 Life on 6162 0932.

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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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Social Worker PARENT REFERRAL and CONSENT FORM

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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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

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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