Wk 3 Term 3 - Week Commencing Monday 1st August
Year 3 Assembly & Grandparents Morning Tea
Thank you so much to our Year 3 students and teachers, for an amazing Assembly this morning celebrating our Grandparents. The students presented the Assembly with confidence and love. They shared with us the gifts and love Grandparents offer to our lives. It was extremely special to listen to what the Year three students have learnt from their grandparents.
On July 24, the Church celebrated the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Established by Pope Francis in January 2021, the observance is celebrated each year on the fourth Sunday of July, coinciding with the feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s parents and Jesus’ grandparents, Sts. Joachim and Anne.
The theme for this year’s World Day was “In old age they will still bear fruit” (Psalm 92:15) and emphasises how grandparents and the elderly are a value and a gift for our community. In his message for the second World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis wrote: "Old age is no time to give up and lower the sails, but a season of enduring fruitfulness: a new mission awaits us and bids us look to the future."
"The World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly is an opportunity to proclaim once more, with joy, that the Church wants to celebrate together with all those whom the Lord – in the words of the Bible – has “filled with days”.
Thank you to all parents and grandparents for your attendance. How lucky we all are to share the morning with you. We had grandparents from interstate and overseas, and even a great-grandparent with us.
P & F Pasta Day
Next Friday, August 5th, the P&F are organising a 'Pasta Cup Lunch'. An order form was sent home yesterday with the eldest child in each family. For catering purposes, we require numbers by Tuesday morning (August 2nd). However, payment is not required until the day. On behalf of the P&F, many thanks for your support.
Life Ed Van
Next week, each class will be visited by the Life Education WA Team. Life Education is Australia's largest preventive health organisation empowering children to make safer and healthier choices so they can live happier lives. The Life Ed program covers topics including; personal safety, cyber safety, food and nutrition, physical activity, social and emotional wellbeing and the human body.
We have over 40 parents that have booked in to see Paul Litherland on Wednesday evening. If you haven't already booked yourself please refer to the link in your email. We are offering a door prize on the night for any family member who books online, which includes a subscription to Qusodio, a cyber safety platform that offers impressive parental control tools.
Interschool Cross Country
Congratulations to our Interschool Cross Country team who competed against 8 other catholic schools at Tomato Lake yesterday. St Emilie's finished first for the fifth year in a row. There is some more detail below.
Confirmation Workshops and Masses
Confirmation workshops will be held on Wednesday the 10th August at 4pm and 5.30pm, and on Thursday 11th August at 4pm. A note will be sent to Year 6 families early next week, detailing how a workshop and a Confirmation Mass in September.
Our Christian Dance students will perform on Tuesday 2nd August 12.30pm, at Mercy College, in the Chapel of St Brigid, Koondoola. Good luck to all the students performing and thank you to Miss Kelsey Fallo who has prepared the students for their performance.
Positive COVID Cases
If your child tests positive to COVID, please ensure that you enter the result on the CEWA portal and also on the Health Department
This week under the Parent Reading heading, we have included an Insights article titled, 'Supporting a highly sensitive child'. Some good tips and reminders for how with supportive parenting, these children can flourish.
Paul Litherland - Cyber Safety Educator and Campaigner
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Paul Litherland is coming to St Emilie's! Wednesday 3rd August 6pm to 7.30pm in the Learning Hub
WA RECIPIENT - AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2022
We anticipate a highly informative and extremely relevant presentation from Paul Litherland for ALL parents from Kindergarten to Year 6. In the last five years of his career as a police officer in Western Australia, Paul Litherland worked in the force’s Technology Crime Unit. While there, he became acutely aware of just how vulnerable kids were on the internet. He also felt frustration at the lack of legislation available to help fight internet crime.
In response, Paul began conducting cyber safety presentations at schools. By 2014, he’d turned his passion into a business – founding Surf Online Safe to educate teachers, students and parents about internet awareness and safety.
Today he’s one of Australia’s leading experts in the field. A highly sought-after speaker, Paul has spoken at more than 550 schools and organisations across the country, sharing his cyber safety educational presentations with upwards of 250,000 people.
Paul experienced a terrible motorbike accident in 2004 where he was initially told he’d never walk or work again. Despite this, he defied the odds and has gone on to be an inspiration to many.
Paul will be presenting to our Year 4 to 6 children during the school day on Wednesday 3rd August. We invite all our parents to attend an evening presentation on Wednesday 3rd August from 6pm to 7.30pm.
Tickets are available online, and last week you will have received an email with the link. This is a FREE event and any families that RSVP online will enter a raffle for a Door Prize, which includes a subscription to Qustodio.
Interschool Cross Country Results
Congratulations to our Interschool Cross Country team who finished first at the Interschool Carnival yesterday. That is now 5 years in a row that St Emilie's has won the carnival. Thank you to all the students who ran, and to Mr Davis, Mrs Green, Miss Lamb and Mr Athanassiou who helped at the carnival.
1st - St Emilie's - 590
2nd - Sacred Heart - 554
3rd - St Joseph's - 500
4th - Notre Dame -498
5th - Salvado -478
6th - Xavier - 458
7th - St Munchin's - 268
8th - St Maria Goretti - 250
Our students should be commended on not only the win but the leadership and sportsmanship demonstrated on the day. Mr Davis has published a Website with further details and individual results.
Performing Arts Information for Term 3
Christian Dance students will perform on Tuesday 2nd August 12.30pm, at Mercy College, Koondoola, in the Chapel of St Brigid. Tickets for parents who wish to attend are available through 'Try Booking' on the Spirit of the Arts website http://www.spiritofthearts.com.au Tickets are available from the 4th of July.
St Emilie's School Choir will perform on Tuesday 23rd August at the Vasto Club, Balcatta from 11.15am to 12.45pm.
Tickets for parents who wish to attend are available through 'Try Booking' on the Spirit of the Arts website http://www.spiritofthearts.com.au Tickets are available from the 4th of July.
Dance Troupe will perform on Thursday 25th August at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Tickets will be available through Ticketek from Monday 18th July.
More information will be sent home to Dance Troupe members.
Term 3 Key Events
Monday 1st August Life Ed (Health)
Monday 2nd August Christian Dance @ Chapel of St Brigid, Mercy College
Wednesday 3rd August 8.45am P & F Meeting
Wednesday 3rd August Paul Litherland - CYBER SAFETY Talk for Parents
Friday 5th August P&F Pasta Day
Monday 8th August Feast of St Mary MacKillop
Monday 8th August MacKillop House Day
Wednesday 10th August 9am Feast of St Mary MacKillop Mass
Wednesday 10th August 4pm and 5.30pm Confirmation Workshops
Wednesday 10th August 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday 11th August Year 3 Scitech Excursion
Friday 12th August 8.45am Year 2 Assembly (PP to Yr 3 to attend) & Morning Tea
Saturday 20th August 6pm Holy Communion Mass
Sunday 21st August 9.30am Holy Communion & 5pm Holy Communion Mass
Week of Mon 22nd Aug YAY Week - no homework/homework club/chess club/mtgs
Tuesday 23rd August - St Emilie’s School Choir - Vasto Club, Balcatta
Thursday 25th August - Dance Troupe - Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre -
Monday 29th August - Book Week
Wednesday 31st August - 8.45am P & F Meeting
Friday 2nd September - P&F Family Breakfast
Friday 2nd September - Year 1 Assembly
Week commencing 5th September - Year 1/2 Hand/Eye (all week)
Wednesday 7th September - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting
Friday 9th September - 8.45am PP Assembly & morning Tea
Friday 9th September - House Field Events Day--Years 4 to 6
Monday 12th September - De Vialar House Day -
Wednesday 14th September - 4 – 6pm Open Classrooms
Friday 16th September - House Carnival (onsite) -
Saturday 17th September - 6pm Confirmation Mass
Sunday 18th September - 9.30am Confirmation Mass
Wednesday 21st September - 9am Mission Mass
Thursday 22nd September - Last day for students
Friday 23rd September - Pupil Free Day
Term 4 Key Events
Thursday 13th October - Yr 6 Graduation Photo
Tuesday 18th October - Yr 6 Basketball Carnival
Friday 21st October Colour Fun Run - (in school time)
Monday 24th October - Interschool Jumps Day
Tuesday 25th October - Interschool Athletics
Wednesday 26th October - P&F Meeting - 8.45am
Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th October - Bully Zero In-class workshops for children
Tuesday 1st November - All Saints Day
Wednesday 2nd November - All Souls Day -
Wednesday 2nd November - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting
Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th November - Year 6 Camp
Monday 21st November - Pupil Free Day - Two Way Interview Day
Wednesday 23rd November -P & F Meeting–8.45am 2023 Planning mtg -
Wednesday 30th November - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting
Friday 2nd December - Edu-dance Concerts
Tuesday 6th December - Graduation Mass, Supper and Item
Wednesday 7th December - Kindy & PP Celebration Day
Thursday 8th December - Year 1 to 6 Afternoon Celebration
Thursday 8th December -3.30pm Semester 2 Reports online
Friday 9th December - 9am Whole School Thanksgiving Mass and Morning Tea
Friday 9th December - 10.30am to 2.30pm Year 6 Big Day Out
Friday 9th December - Last Day for Students
What are we fundraising for?
This year we are busily saving for the new Year 3-6 playground equipment.
In addition, P&F funds this year will be used to offset some of the cost of:
- Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress
- Literacy Pro
- Sport Equipment
- Digital Tech resources
- Library books
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.
Weeks 1-5 = LOVE
Week 3: Help everyone feel important and special
Week 4: Be positive and affirm others
Week 5: Love is treating other people as you would like them to treat you - with care and respect
Week 3 Focus - Help everyone feel important and special
Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Love
Love is the most important fruit of the spirit. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” How much more can someone love you?
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS POST INITIAL POSITIVE RESULT
When an individual receives a COVID-19 positive result, the individual is deemed by WA Health unlikely to suffer from re-infection for a period of 4 weeks. Therefore, further Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) testing when subsequently unwell is not required during this time, as a COVID-19 positive result may be returned throughout this period while the initial virus is being shed.
However, where a person is unwell within their 4-week period and are showing symptoms of COVID-19, WA Health reiterate that the impacted person should remain home until symptoms subside, particularly where symptoms are respiratory in nature (e.g. productive cough).
All unwell COVID-19 symptomatic students should remain home and refrain from coming to school.
2. Please ensure you are emailing the class teacher along with admin If your child is going to be taken out of school for an appointment early.
School Social Worker
Eucharist Workshop - Year 4 Families
Please note the Sacrament of 1st Eucharist Masses for 2022 will be held on the following dates:
Saturday 20th August at 6pm Mass
Sunday 21st August at 9.30am Mass
Sunday 21st August at 5pm Mass
Parish Bulletin for this Weekend's Masses
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
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 in Term 3 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