Weekly Reminders

Wk 5 Term 3 - Week Commencing Monday 15th August

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Dear Families


The review concluded last term on the 15th of June and was highly successful. Staff, P & F, School Council and students were interviewed, we have received the report back this week and would like to share the below paragraph.

St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School has proven itself to be a nurturing, welcoming environment and exemplifies the ideal Catholic school. Its members are respected, cared for, challenged and provided with opportunities to celebrate their growth. The school is a gift to its community and an excellent example of a Catholic school in the broader CEWA system.

This is a great credit to the staff, students, P & F, School Council, community and particularly Tania Thuijs who has led the school so well for almost 11 years. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some more information from the review.

Family Breakfast & VIP Experience at House Athletics Carnival

The family breakfast will be held on Friday 2nd September at school. Please see the note below for more details. For the first time ever, there will be a raffle offering a VIP experience at the House Athletics Carnival on the school oval on Friday 16th of September. Our P & F are an amazing team so please support the breakfast and the VIP experience.

Year 2 Assembly

Thank you to our Year Two students and staff for their assembly this morning. The Assembly was creative and innovative. The students presented their learning about animals and Information Reports as 'breaking news'. There was even a live cross to the zoo itself. Congratulations to the Year 2 Team and the students on a fun and informative Assembly.

OSH Bake Sale

The team from our OSH Club are organising a bake sale fundraiser for the Red Nose Appeal. Next Friday the 19th of August they will be set up outside the admin building in the morning before school and in the OSH area after school, we encourage as many families as possible to support this Community Project.

Confirmation Workshops

Thank you to our Year 6 families who attended the Confirmation parent/child workshops this week. Cordelia Nicholas, the presenter from the Catechist Team at CEWA was impressed with the attitude and willingness to participate fully in the workshop from all families who attended.

I just wanted to say thank you for the very warm welcome that I have received over the last two days. I really appreciated the assistance received from the school leadership team, parish catechists and the classroom teachers.

Feast of the Assumption

On Monday 15th August the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this Feast, Catholics traditionally celebrate Mary going to heaven. The tradition is that 'God took Mary, body and soul, to heaven after her life on earth had come to an end'. There will be Mass at the church at 6pm on Monday the 15th August, all are welcome to attend.

Respecting Agreed Start and Finish Times

A gentle reminder that supervision starts at 8.20am, so no child should be dropped off before that time. This is also the case at the end of the school day, supervision concludes at 3.20pm, and all children should be picked up by that time. Thank you for your cooperation.

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, 'How to change your parenting for the teenage years'. There is also information on a free webinar as our school has a membership with Parenting Ideas. In this webinar, Michael Grose discusses the importance of changing parenting gears during the teenage years. He shares the critical shifts parents need to make when raising teenagers


Stuart Munro


MacKillop House Day

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Year 3 Excursion

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Year 2 Assembly

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Performing Arts Information for Term 3

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

Friday 19th August OSHClub Bake Sale

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

Our Year 5 students share some wise and thoughtful words as to what Love looks, like, sounds like and feels like.

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

Love looks like fresh pink flowers blossoming on a tree.

It sounds like calm relaxing music on a piano.

It feels like a warm bed on a cold wintery night.

Love smells like a warm apple pie fresh from the oven.

Love tastes like a warm hot chocolate at early morning.

By Xavier

Love looks like hearts filling me up.

I hear laughter, compliments and hummingbirds.

Love feels like warm and fuzzy cuddles.

I smell fresh roses, flowers and the sea breeze.

Love tastes like a yummy sweet that just came out of a lolly jar.

Love is wonderful.

By Isabella

Love looks like warm hugs, as warm as a campfire, helping people through the challenges in their life and helping them to understand and care for others not just in your family.

Love sounds like your favourite melodies that make you feel safe and calm. Love sounds like kind, encouraging words and laughter. If you listen carefully you may hear a violin playing softly and calmly in the background with a piano.

Love feels like a warm fireplace on a freezing winter night, it is a warm feeling in your heart and soul. It also feels like a cloud or warmness wrapped around your body.

Love smells like roses growing wildly on a bush, marshmallows in your warm drink, strawberries and raspberries growing in your garden.

By Leo

Love looks like a big smile stretching from ear to ear.

It sounds like a shower of compliments that could fill the room.

Love feels like a big warm hug that makes you feel fuzzy inside.

Love smells like fresh flowers filled with love just for you.

Love tastes like a cup of hot chocolate made with amazing positive energy to get you through the day.

By Tiffany

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Weeks 6-10 = Goodness

Week 6: Goodness is Standing Up for what is Just

Week 7: Choose to do Good - do the Right Thing

Week 8: Goodness is Helping Others

Week 9: Goodness is Acting with Integrity

Week 10: Goodness is Being Honest and Truthful

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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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Lynwood Senior High School Programs

Lynwood Senior High School Specialist Soccer Academy is holding trials on the 18th August 2022 and 20th October 2022 of Term 3 and 4.

Our Environment and Life Science (EaLS) Specialist Program is holding testing on the 15th September 2022 and 20th October of Term 3 and 4.

Parents/Careers can find our application through our website www.lynwood.wa.edu.au under Specialist Programs.

All applications can be emailed to Bree.Faranda@education.wa.edu.au along with the student’s most current school report.

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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 HERE.

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Eucharist Masses

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

Safeguarding Parish Workshops

These workshops will be held in the small school hall and presented by Barbara Blayney (Director- Safeguarding Program).

18th Aug (7pm- 8:30pm): Protecting God's Children

25th Aug (7pm- 8pm): Family & Domestic Violence

About Barbara Blayney, who is presenting both the workshops:

Barbara joined the Archdiocese of Perth as Acting Director in 2022. Barbara has worked with the Safeguarding Program previously and provides insight into overseeing the implementation of the National Safeguarding Standards through policies, procedures, and practices. With a background in governance and human services, it is Barbara’s mission to help create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive Archdiocese.

Safeguarding Aim

The Safeguarding Program aims to raise awareness of our collective responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults within the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth. The program is based on a fundamental belief that all children and vulnerable adults have the right to physical and psychological safety at all times. We aim to prevent harm within parishes and agencies by building a culture that promotes safeguarding, putting the needs and welfare of children and vulnerable adults first. We aim to ensure our church workers are informed and willing to commit to safeguarding our children and vulnerable adults. We aim to provide policy and practice to create a safe environment and where there is an avenue of responding appropriately to any concerns, complaints, or allegations of harm. http://safeguarding.perthcatholic.org.au/

Free to register for both workshops, contact Liselle 0420906399 ladyliselle@gmail.com

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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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