Weekly Reminders

Week 1 Term 1 - Week Commencing Wednesday 1st February 2023

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Dear Families

Welcome Back
Welcome back for the start of the 2023 school year. Welcome to all our new students and their families. We hope your time at St Emilie's will be rewarding and enjoyable.

We also welcome to our school Mrs Claire Soulsby (Science Specialist) and Mrs Ursula Francis (Education Assistant). We welcome back Mrs Jodie Ryan (Year 3 Teacher) after her year on leave.

The first week will be a little hectic as everyone settles into routines for the new school year. As always, if you have any concerns please make sure you make an appointment and see your child’s teacher as they are willing and eager to help, your child’s classroom teacher should always be your first port of call.

Parent Information Evening

On Wednesday 1st February, we have our Parent Information Sessions for the school year, this is an important event and we ask that at least one parent attend.

Session One is from 5pm to 5.30pm and Session Two is from 5.45pm to 6.15pm.

Please, note that Session Two is a repeat of Parent Information Session One. This is to assist families with more than one child attending St Emilie's, parents only need to attend one (1) session.

Sacramental Commitment Masses

Enrolment forms for children receiving a Sacrament will be available from the Church from next weekend, the 4th and 5th of February. The completed forms are to be brought to the Sacramental Commitment Masses on the weekends of the 11th/12th February and the 18th/19th February.

Welcome Mass

On Wednesday 8th February at 9.00am, we will join together for a Community Mass to celebrate the start of the new school year. There will be more information about this celebration in the weekly reminders next week.

Change to Pre-Primary Finish Time

A reminder that there is a change to the finish time for Pre-Primary students in 2023. The Pre-Primary students will finish their school day at 3pm, the same as our Year One to Six students.

Carpark Procedures

Student safety is of the utmost importance here at St Emilie’s. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the carpark and drive-through procedures. Additionally, we highly recommend that you share this information with grandparents/relatives/friends that may collect your child/ren.

St Emilie’s has established a drive-through system to facilitate a safe and efficient means of delivering and collecting children by car without the need to park. A one-way system around the school block has been designed for both morning drop-off and afternoon pickup, to ensure traffic movement is predictable, safe and efficient. All cars must enter via the Amherst Road roundabout entrance.

Please click here to view the procedure and map. With the change in finishing times for our Pre-Primary students, we anticipate we may need to review this procedure in the weeks to come.

There is also some information below from the City of Gosnells about safer school parking. Please read this information as well.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.


On behalf of the entire St Emilie's community, a huge congratulations to Mrs Nicole Chamberlain (Moriarty) who was married during the January holidays. Wishing both Nicole and Anthony all the best for a long and happy life together.

Holiday Tasks

A number of maintenance jobs were completed during the January holidays. These included:

  • Replacement of Year 5 lights
  • Pest Control
  • Concrete at the entry to PP gate
  • Whole school cleaning
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Water fountain servicing
  • A/C servicing
  • Installation of 5 x air conditioners across the school
  • Fixing of leakages in Year 3/4, Learning Hub and Administration
  • Installation of security cameras across the school
  • New PP access gate for staff
  • Cleaning of Kindy/PP & Year 1/2 sand pit

Health Care Cards: If you have a current Health Care Card you may be entitled to the school fee discount scheme. Please ensure you bring your card (which must be a family health care card) to the office for us to sight and copy. A form needs to be completed prior to us applying to Catholic Education on your behalf. Please have this done by Friday 10th February as late applications may not be able to be processed.


Stuart Munro


Mrs and Mr Chamberlain

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New Staff--Mrs Claire Soulsby and Mrs Ursula Francis

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Annual Community Meeting

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Term 1 2023

Week 1

Wednesday 1st February - Students Begin

Wednesday 1st February - Parent Information Evening

  • 5pm to 5.30pm - Session 1
  • 5.45pm to 6.15pm - Session 2

Saturday 4th February - Sacramental Enrolment Forms will be available from the Church. Families will need to complete the relevant form and bring it to a Sacramental Commitment Mass.

Week 2

Wednesday 8th February - 9am Welcome Mass

Saturday 11th February - 6pm Sacramental Commitment Mass

Sunday 12th February - 7.30am, 9.30am & 5pm Sacramental Commitment Masses

Week 3

Wednesday 15th February - 8.45am P & F Meeting

Friday 17th February - 5pm to 7.30pm Family Picnic

Saturday 18th February - 6pm Sacramental Commitment Mass

Sunday 19th February - 7.30am, 9.30am & 5pm Sacramental Commitment Masses

Week 4

Wednesday 22nd February - 9am Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday 22nd February - 5pm Annual Community Meeting

Friday 24th February - Year 6 Leadership Day

Week 5

Monday 27th February - Yr 4 to 6 Swimming Trials

Tuesday 28th February - School Photo Day 1

Wednesday 1st March - School Photo Day 2

Friday 3rd March - 8.45am Year 4 Assembly

Week 6

Monday 6th March - Labour Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 7th March to Friday 10th March - Yay Week

Week 7

Monday 13th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews begin

Wednesday 15th March - 8.45am P & F Meeting

Wednesday 15th March - 2023 NAPLAN begins--Yr 3 & 5

Friday 17th March - Gannon House Day

Week 8

Tuesday 21st March - Harmony Day

Wednesday 22nd March to Friday 24th March - Year 6 Camp

Friday 24th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews end

Week 9

Wednesday 29th March - 4pm to 6pm Open Night

Wednesday 29th March - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday 30th March - Interschool Swimming Carnival

Thursday 30th March - Open Day Tours

Friday 31st March - 8.45am Year 3 Assembly

Week 10

Thursday 6th April - 8.45am Holy Week Tableau - Year 5

Thursday 6th April - 3pm Term 1 concludes

Friday 7th April - Good Friday

2023 Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 1st February to Thursday 6th April

Public Holiday: Labour Day - Monday 6th March

Easter: Friday 7th April to Monday 10th April

Term 2: Wednesday 26th April to Friday 30th June

Public Holiday: Anzac Day - Tuesday 25th April

Public Holiday: Western Australia Day - Monday 5th June

Term 3: Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September

Term 4: Monday 9th October to Friday 8th December

Pupil Free Days in 2023--to be confirmed

Monday 24th April

Friday 2nd June

Monday 17th July

Friday 22nd September

Monday 20th November

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P & F Volunteers

The P&F received an overwhelming response from families expressing their interest to help with school events. It certainly highlights the incredible community spirit we are blessed to have here at St. Emilie’s. A very heartfelt thank you. With any event, there are limited spaces for helpers. Please know though, that we appreciate your willingness and interest to help, the gift of your time, your support and contributions.

Volunteers are a valued part of the heart of our school community. Thank you once again for your expressions of interest.

P & F Fundraising

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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Term 1 - Weeks 1-5 = Kindness


Week 1: Make Everyone Feel Welcome

Week 2: Treat Others The Way You Like To Be Treated

Week 3: ‘We’ not ‘Me”

Week 4: We All Rise By Lifting Others

Week 5: Empathy Is Understanding the Feelings of Others

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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 early for an appointment.

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School Social Worker

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Parish Bulletin for this Weekend's Masses

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Sacramental Dates for 2023

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St Emilie's Parish

Office hours: 9:00am to 3:30pm, 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 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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