End of Term 3 Reminders

and Celebrations - Term 3 2021

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If I had my child to raise all over again,

I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.

I’d do less correcting, and more connecting.

I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less, and know to care more.

I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.

I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.

I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.

I’d teach less about the love of power,

and more about the power of love

Loomans, Diana & Loomans, Julia 2003.

100 Ways To Build Self-Esteem And Teach Values, p. 216

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From the Principal

Dear Families,

Wishing you all a really great school holiday break everyone. I have really missed being out of the school these past two days attending a Principal's PL. To not see the kids before we break for the holidays is always hard, as it is an exciting and happy time for us all.

Many thanks to all families for your ongoing support, encouragement and care of your children, staff and one another. We have much to celebrate as a community.

May these next two weeks be yet another opportunity to take things a little slower and to continue honing your parenting skills.

These years with your primary school aged children will go by very quickly and each day is a wonderful opportunity to bring your wisest, kindest selves to the parent-child relationship.

Family life can certainly present many challenges along the way, however, these can be used as springboards to emotional growth, if parents continue to lead by example, stay calm under pressure and remain mindful of what we say and how we say it to our child.

As parents, we need to be the champions of our child's overall health and wellbeing.

May our homes continue to be places where our children can feel safe, loved, respected, supported, heard and challenged. In this way, we are empowering them to be resilient, optimistic kids who are well-prepared for life and all the twists and turns they will encounter along the way.

Look after yourselves everyone and thank you for another great term together. Parenting is really hard work at times, however the rewards of giving our very best efforts to such an important role, are a life long gift.

A special thank you and congratulations to Miss Kelsey Fallo, on her efforts and excellent achievements this term. Kelsey completed her final teaching practicum with us in Year Six and has much to feel very proud of. Below is a link to a dance performance that she choreographed with our Year 6 boys in her own time. I think you will agree, it is quite something! :)

Take care everyone and thank you to those who were able to complete the survey for us. We will share the results of the survey next term.


Tania Thuijs


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Walkathon Sponsor Sheet and Information

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Mrs Armistead applied for and was recently selected as the recipient of a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant.

This means that a new composting initiative is commencing here at St Emilie's!

All our Crunch and Sip scraps will now go into compost bins ready to break down and go back into our sustainable garden beds!

Watch this space as the Kids Composting Crew spring into action!

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Thank you

Thank you for supporting FOOTY COLOURS day today!

As you will be aware, as a Catholic school we support a number of Catholic organisations that do amazingly good work , both locally and abroad:

Project Compassion



St Vinnies

St Emilie's House charities

Each year we also try to support a community organisation that is also doing such great work.

Footy Colours Day raises money for Cancer Research into childhood cancer.

Thanks for your support throughout the year.

Next term we will be seeking support with the Christmas hampers for needy families!

To give, is to receive.

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ST Emilie's Class Allocation Procedure

Below is a document that explains our position on class placement here at St Emilie's. Please read it carefully when you have a moment - we hope it brings further clarity to why we feel confident in our decision-making. In saying this, if you wish to make a request, please place it in writing to the Principal by Friday 22nd October. Requests will of course be considered, however in the final analysis, many factors come into play when making these decisions.

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Families leaving next year

If your family will be leaving our school community in 2022 you are asked to please let us know by emailing the Office and/or leadership as soon as possible. Many thanks, as this assists us to plan and to offer places to new families on the waitlist.

Please be reminded that unless we are given one full term's notice of an intention to leave St Emilie's, a family will be charged a full term's school fees.

Change to Permission Notes

are you vaccinated yet?

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Absent or late?

If your child is absent or late for school the explanation note must be sent to BOTH the

Class teacher: eg mailto:first name.surname@cewa.edu.au

and to:

Admin : mailto:StEmiliesAdmin@cewa.edu.au

This is an important parent responsibility and a legal requirement.

Thank you.

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Vacation Swimming Lessons - VAC SWIM

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and summer school vacation holidays.

VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable swimming safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

What's Coming Up?


Mental Health Week

Week 1

Monday 11th October

Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 12th October

Pupil Free Day

Wednesday 13th October

Students Commence

8.30am Year 6 Graduation Photo; Choir Photo; Band Photo

3.20pm Staff Meeting

Thursday 14th October

Edudance lessons commence

Friday 15th October

Edudance lessons (half day)

Walkathon (pm)

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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 service 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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