Week 1 Term 1 - Week Commencing Wednesday 1st February 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs and Mr Chamberlain
New Staff--Mrs Claire Soulsby and Mrs Ursula Francis
Annual Community Meeting
Term 1 2023
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.
Wednesday 8th February - 9am Welcome Mass
Saturday 11th February - 6pm Sacramental Commitment Mass
Sunday 12th February - 7.30am, 9.30am & 5pm Sacramental Commitment Masses
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
Wednesday 22nd February - 9am Ash Wednesday Mass
Wednesday 22nd February - 5pm Annual Community Meeting
Friday 24th February - Year 6 Leadership Day
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
Monday 6th March - Labour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 7th March to Friday 10th March - Yay Week
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
Tuesday 21st March - Harmony Day
Wednesday 22nd March to Friday 24th March - Year 6 Camp
Friday 24th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews end
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
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
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
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:
- 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.
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
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.
Raising Healthy Minds
School Social Worker
Parish Bulletin for this Weekend's Masses
Sacramental Dates for 2023
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
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 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