Weekly Reminders

Wk 4 Term 3 - Week Commencing Monday 8th August

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Dear Families

P & F Pasta Day & Family Breakfast

Thank you to our wonderful P & F for the successful Pasta Day today, there were over 350 orders from the students. We are extremely blessed to have such a hard-working P & F team. A special thank you to the Harvey Italian Club and Frank Panuccio (Nonno of Gabriella & Leo), who provided the equipment to cook the pasta and the sauce.

The P & F are now planning for the Family Breakfast that will be held on Friday 2nd September from 7.30am. Details and the order form for the day are below.

Feast of Mary MacKillop

Our students will celebrate MacKillop Day on Monday. could all Year 1 to 6 MacKillop students please wear their house shirt on Monday. We will celebrate the Feast of Mary MacKillop on Wednesday by leading the 9am Mass at church, all are welcome to attend.

Year 3 & Year 5 BRLA

Well done to our Year 3 and 5 students who sat the Bishops' Literacy Assessment this week. The purpose of the BRLA is to measure student learning of the content in the RE curriculum.

The BRLA provides a ‘point in time’ snapshot of student performance in RE. Students’ knowledge and understanding of the content of the RE curriculum are assessed using a combination of multiple choice, short and extended test items. Students’ faith is not assessed. The use of the BRLA complements the school-based assessment programs in RE. The results of the BRLA will come home later this year.

Paul Litherland

Thank you to the over 60 parents and staff that came to the Paul Litherland presentation on Wednesday night. The turnout was amazing and a reflection of the interest and care the community has for the online safety of our students.

We just wanted to say thank you for putting on the surf online safe seminar last night for parents of the school! Paul was very knowledgeable, informative and interesting to listen to. We found the session really helpful. Also, good to hear he spoke to the older students. Such a great initiative by the school leadership team!!

Drive Through

No adult should be exiting their vehicle during drive through. If your child needs help in or out of the car, please park and help them out.

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, all children should be picked up by that time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Confirmation Parent/Child 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 was sent to Year 6 families early this week, detailing how to book a workshop and a Confirmation Mass in September.

Christian Dance

Congratulations to our Christian Dance students who performed on Tuesday at Mercy College, in the Chapel of St Brigid, Koondoola. Well done to all the students who performed and thank you to Miss Kelsey Fallo who prepared the students for the performance and Mrs Maria Harvey for helping on the day.

Generosity of St Emilie's

We received two letters this week thanking the community at St Emilie's for their generosity in supporting LifeLink through our Crazy hat/Hair day and St Patrick's Community Support Centre through our Mazenod House Day. These letters are below for you to read, thank you again for supporting these days.

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, 'What to do when life feels overwhelming'. Written by the inspirational Turia Pitt, she is saying it is okay if you feel tired, overwhelmed, sad or angry. Be kind to yourself and take a moment to appreciate all that you are and all that you do.


Stuart Munro


P& F Pasta Day

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Christian Dance

Yr 2 Excursion

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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

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

Thursday 11th August 4pm Confirmation Workshop

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 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 4 Focus - Be Positive and Affirm Others.

Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Love

Simple affirmations can boost other people's sense of worth and can be as simple as:

  1. "Everything is better when you're here."
  2. "I appreciate it when you..."
  3. "I couldn't do this without you."
  4. "I really love the new outfit. ...
  5. "I'm so lucky to be with you."
  6. "I'm so thankful to have you in my life."
  7. "It impressed me when you..."
  8. "Thank you for...
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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 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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