Weekly Reminders

Wk 3 Term 3 - Week Commencing Monday 1st August

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Dear Families

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.

Paul Litherland

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.

Christian Dance

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



Parenting Article

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.


Stuart Munro


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Prayer for Guidance and Direction

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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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:

  • Mathletics
  • Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress
  • Literacy Pro
  • Sport Equipment
  • Digital Tech resources
  • Library books
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Google Calendar and Weekly Reminders

St Emilie's School Website Link

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.

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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?

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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.

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Leaving early

1. While we understand it is difficult to make specialist appointments outside of school hours, we strongly encourage you to do so where possible.

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.

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School Social Worker

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The City of Gosnells has a number of wonderful programs for children of all ages, at a number of locations.

For more information on any of the programs please check out their website HERE

You might also like to follow their Facebook page by clicking


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Eucharist Workshop - Year 4 Families

Parents of Year Four children who will be making their First Holy Communion are advised that the Eucharist Workshops will be held online. Information and the links have been sent home and it is important that each child has the opportunity to participate in the workshop online with a parent prior to receiving the Sacrament in August.

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

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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


Email: stemilie.office@iinet.net.au

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Uniform Shop Contact Information

Image Embroidery Contact details below:

Phone: 08 9456 2324

Fax: 08 9456 2325

Email: mailto:info@imageembroidery.com.au

Address: 26 Tulloch Way, Canning Vale WA 6155

Follow this link to:

St Emilie's Uniform Procedure


Trading Hours

Monday - Thursday:8:30am – 5pm

Friday:8:30am – 4.30pm

Saturday – Sunday:CLOSED

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Keyed Up Music


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

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