Weekly Reminders

Week 8 Term 1 - Week Commencing Monday 20th March 2023

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Dear Families

Leader's Forum

Mrs Tonkin, Mrs Harvey and myself attended the Catholic Education Western Australia Leaders Forum where all the leaders from the 162 Catholic schools across WA come together once a year. The day was centred on Pope Francis' call to missionary discipleship as referenced in 'Go Forth - Toward a Community of Missionary Disciples'.

There were two paragraphs from a letter from Pope Francis that was presented at the forum that remind us how important it is that we work together for the benefit of all in our school.

Not one of us is an island
autonomous and independent from the others.
We can only build the future together
without excluding anyone.

It is our diversity that makes us stronger,
and by working together
we can do things much greater
than we can do as individuals.

P&F Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser

Please support the P&F by supporting the Hot Cross Bun fundraiser. Bakers Delight, Forest Lakes, have kindly offered our community the opportunity to raise money for St Emilie's. $2 from every Hot Cross Bun 6-pack and $1.50 from every Savoury pack will be donated back to St. Emilie's. This year the P&F have set up online ordering. You can share this link with family and friends who also may wish to order.

To order your Hot Cross buns follow the link below and ensure your orders are in before the cut-off date Wednesday 22nd March 2023, 9:00pm.


Drive Through

We have had a couple of incidents in the last week where cars are parked in front of the chain in the afternoon before 3pm resulting in cars being unable to enter the carpark. Below is from our Drive Through and Pick Up Procedure that has been communicated to families in our Weekly Reminders a number of times this Term.

Upon entry, if the chain is up cars are expected to turn right into the Amherst Rd carpark and travel in a loop, out through the black motorised sliding gate and back onto Amherst Road ready to join.

It is not up to the staff to be policing this each day, it is an expectation that all families follow the procedure set in place. Please click here to view the procedure and map. We thank families in advance for their cooperation and support in this matter.

Gannon House Day

Named after Sister Margaret Mary Gannon, a Sister of St Joseph of The Apparition who, as the original Parish Pastoral Assistant, did much to ensure the Spirituality of St Emilie was promoted in the Parish. The charism of St. Emilie and her spirituality, love and care for the poor is evident in the work undertaken by Sr Margaret Mary.

Thank you to all our Gannon families for following the Gannon motto of ‘Serving With Humility’, and for their donations. Care packages for families in need will be prepared using these donations through Coolabaroo House.

Harmony Day/Icy Pole Day

In celebration of Harmony Week, we invite students to come to school either dressed in orange (the colour connected to Harmony Week) or wear a national costume on Tuesday 21st March.

The P&F have organised an icy pole for each child to celebrate Harmony Week. Children are asked to please bring a gold coin donation, and all proceeds will go towards Project Compassion.

Year 6 Camp

The Year Six students and a number of staff will be heading to Woodman Point next week for Camp. The St Emilie’s Camp is all about: active participation (challenge by choice), problem-solving, working in teams, collaboration and cooperation, building quality relationships, reinforcing leadership qualities and learning more about themselves and others - so that the students can come back to school and apply what they have learnt to reach their fullest potential - as a student, as a family member and as a good citizen.

Busy Bee

There will be a Busy Bee on Friday 31st March from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. We are asking volunteers to come and assist Mr Cogger with a few jobs like mulching and pruning. The Busy Bee will be followed by a Sausage Sizzle and refreshments.

Amherst Road Gate

It is a delight to see many of our students and families walking, and riding to school. Please note that the Amherst Road pedestrian gate is locked each morning at 8.40am.

Parenting Article

This week under the Parent Reading heading, we have included an Insights article titled,

'Why create Rites of Passage? by Dr Arne Rubinstein. Healthy Rites of Passage are life changing events and one of the most important and significant gifts you can give your child. They can be seen as a way of building healthy communities to keep kids safe and bring out the best and unique potential that exists within each of them.


Stuart Munro


Gannon House Day

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Kindy Science

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Homework Club

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Kindy Enrolments for 2024

If you have a child who will be going into Kindy next year (born between 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020), please ensure you submit an Enrolment Form application to the office as soon as possible. An application for enrolment can be collected from the front office or by visiting the School Website. Interviews will be held early in Term 2.

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Open Day & School Tours

We are offering School Tours to prospective families who wish to enrol their children at St Emilie's on Thursday 30th March. If you know any families who would be interested in this, please see below for more information and share the QR code for those families to book via Eventbrite.

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Project Compasssion

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Thu's story - Vietnam

Thu lost his leg after stepping on a land mine in Vietnam. With your generosity, Thu can now earn extra income and support his wife as she recovers from a stroke. Thu was just 12 years old when he lost his leg. One day, he was looking after his cows when he stepped on an unexploded land mine. “War is most terrible with great loss. At the end of the war, there are still consequences such as unexploded ordnance, causing many losses, casualties and death,” Thu says.

Thu lives in the Quảng Trị province, located on the Northern Central Coast of Vietnam. Situated along the demilitarised zone that divided Vietnam, the province was one of the most heavily bombed areas during the Vietnam War and is considered one of the most polluted provinces in terms of unexploded ordinances (UXOs) in Vietnam.

In addition to being the breadwinner for his family, Thu had to take on the role of caring for his wife, Linh, after she suffered a stroke. "She almost lost herself after the stroke and had to lean on me. I could understand how she felt because I had experienced the same at the age of 12 after a landmine accident took one of my legs," Thu said.

Determined to turn their lives around, Thu and Linh joined the Empowerment of People with Disabilities program, run by Caritas Australia’s local partner in Vietnam, the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD). The Empowerment of People with Disabilities program supports people living with disabilities to establish Village Saving and Loans Associations (VSLA) so that they can access affordable loans. Through the VSLA he was able to obtain a low-interest loan, which he used to open his own barber shop on a new road that was constructed near his home.

For Thu, the greatest impact that the program has had is seeing the change in Linh’s physical and mental wellbeing. With the support of a physiotherapist, Linh can now walk short distances with the aid of a walking stick.

"I am grateful to Caritas Australia for the help they give to people living with disability like me and my wife,” Thu says. “Thank you to Caritas Australia and the Australian people."

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Term 1 2023

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 Conclude

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

Thursday 30th March - 8.45am to 10.30am - Parent Circle

Friday 31st March - 8.45am Year 3 Assembly

Friday 31st March - 3.30pm to 5.30pm Busy Bee

Week 10

Tuesday 4th April - Year 6 Interschool Cricket Carnival

Wednesday 5th April - Year 4 Excursion

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

Thursday 6th April - 3pm Term 1 Concludes

Friday 7th April - Good Friday Public Holiday

Term 2 2023

Term 2

Week 1

Monday 24th April - Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 25th April - Anzac Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 26th April - Term 2 Begins

Week 2

Friday 5th May - 8.45am Year 6 Assembly

Sunday 7th May - 7pm Parish Fundraiser in Hall

Week 3

Tuesday 9th May - Kindy 2024 Interviews begin

Wednesday 10th May - 8.45am P & F Meeting

Friday 12th May - 8.45am Year 2 Assembly

Friday 12th May - Eagles Cup vs Salvado CC

Week 4

Tuesday 16th May - Kindy 2024 Interviews continue

Wednesday 17th May - 4pm & 5.30pm Reconciliation Workshops

Friday 18th May - 4pm Reconciliation Workshop

Friday 19th May - Eagles Cup vs St Munchins'

Week 5

Monday 22nd May - Mazenod House Day

Tuesday 23rd May - Kindy 2024 Interviews continue

Wednesday 24th May - National Simultaneous Storytime

Friday 26th May - Year 1 Assembly

Friday 26th May - Eagles Cup @ Xavier

Week 6

Yay Week

Friday 2nd June - Pupil Free Day

Week 7

Monday 5th June - WA Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 6th June - Two Way Interviews (Week 1)

Wednesday 7th June - 8.45am P & F Meeting

Friday 9th June - P&F Disco

Week 8

Monday 12th June - Two Way Interviews (Week 2)

Wednesday 14th June - 9am Feast of St Emilie De Vialar Mass-to be confirmed

Wednesday 14th June - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting

Friday 16th June - Year 5 Assembly

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

Pupil Free Day - Monday 24th April

Public Holiday: Anzac Day - Tuesday 25th April

Pupil Free Day - Friday 2nd June

Public Holiday: Western Australia Day - Monday 5th June

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

Pupil Free Day - Monday 17th July

Pupil Free Day - Friday 22nd September

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

Pupil Free Day - Monday 20th November

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How Can You Help

Volunteers are a valued part of the heart of our school community, and we are truly grateful to our many beautiful and diverse families for sharing their gift of time and talents.

If you would like to express your interest to assist at events and activities throughout the year; if you have new ideas for events or ways you can help us support our community, we would love to hear from you.

The P&F can be reached via email pandf@stemiliescps.wa.edu.au

Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser

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Parent Circle

The Parent Circle would like to invite all parents to morning tea on Thursday 30 March. Special guest speaker Kylie Goodes, our school Social Worker will be presenting a workshop on encouraging emotional growth.

Come along and enjoy a cuppa and a chat, a great opportunity to meet new parents or simply have a break. Grandparents and little ones are always welcome.

Life happens, coffee helps!

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Year Group Representatives

Kindy - Angela Anthony and Teresa Curulli

Pre-Primary - Sheree Taylor and Christopher Day

Year 1 - Jess Curulli and Rahniq Dhanjal

Year 2 - Shamini Patel and Jess Loth

Year 3 - Sherry Bawa and Shirley Tan

Year 4 - May Yates and Nicole Grima

Year 5 - Josie Lofts and Katie Gunthorpe

Year 6 - Shiela Gould and Jacqui Searle

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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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A person with self-control is able to consider how words and actions impact others. Self-control helps us to be patient and to think before we react. A person with self-control can be trusted to keep their word and to finish what they start.

Term 1 - Weeks 6-10 = Self Control

Self Control

Week 8: Trust Is Something You Earn

Week 9: I Can Wait

Week 10: Finish The Things You Start

Term 2 - Weeks 1-3 = Gentleness

Week 1: Be Sensitive to the Needs and Feelings of Others

Week 2: Express your Feelings Gently

Week 3: I am Grateful

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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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We are a Happy Families School!

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After-School Soccer Coaching Clinics (Term 1/2)

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All Pre-Primary to Year 3 children were given a registration form for an After-School Soccer Coaching Clinic starting Tuesday the 14th March (3.10pm – 4.10pm). We will conduct it on the school grounds.

This Play 4 Life activity is coordinated and run by Inuka Football through their Qualified Coaches and/or Soccer Specialists, all with their Working with Children Checks. The Clinic focuses on Maximum Participation during Organised and Fun 8 x 1 Hour sessions. The cost for the clinic is $80.00 per child.

If you are interested in letting your child learn and play this World Game in fun sessions and you have not yet registered, then please register online at inukafootball.com or complete the registration form and return it to the Office. (Spare registration forms are available at the Office). If you have any queries, please call Rama at Inuka Football on 0401 883 345.

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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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