Week 6 Reminders

and Celebrations - Term 4 2021

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From the Principal

Dear Families,

Welcome back and hoping your week has been a really great one.

Some Special Visitors

The Kindy team were celebrating a 'P' day today (hence the pyjamas) and Mrs Bolding brought in eight brand new little Kaboodle puppies for the children to meet! Of course all the staff were found 'ooohing and aaahing' in the Kindy room before school. There's nothing quite like a little puppy to warm your heart and brighten your day! Suffice to say, the children were so in awe!

Office Display

Thank you to our Kindy team for the great display in our office - which is all about learning our A, B, C's!

Office Christmas Tree

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! A small group of Year Sixes wrangled our Christmas tree into submission this afternoon - now decorated and the gift stars are ready for any families who would like to provide a gift for a child in need. Pop in and grab a tag!

A few messages to please read below when you have a few minutes!

Take care everyone and have a wonderful weekend.

Kindest regards

Tania Thuijs


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Remembrance Day

Staff and students gathered on Thursday to acknowledge and pay our respects to all those men and women who lost their lives as a result of war. We prayed for peace and we reflected on how learning to be a peace-maker takes courage, wisdom and integrity.

May we, as significant adults in our children's lives, continue to be good role models in our own families, staying calm under pressure, and living out the Gospel values in the everyday choices we make.

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Two Way Meetings - a great opportunity!

By now you will have hopefully booked your meeting on Monday - a phone call or face to face. A gentle reminder that like all of you, our hard working staff are also feeling a little tired as they juggle many competing demands. In addition to their classroom program and all the teaching and learning opportunities they facilitate each day, they also have report writing going on, Two-Way meetings to prepare for, concert preparation and more.

As you meet with your teacher, please remember that they are to be treated with the same respect that they will afford you. A thank you, acknowledging their hard work and dedication in supporting your child throughout the year would be a thoughtful and greatly appreciated gesture!

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Code of Conduct Reminder

I would like to remind all parents that our Code of Conduct establishes minimum standards of conduct to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all members within our school community.

There is a high expectation therefore, that all members - children, parents and staff are respectful at all times - in all communications and in all situations.

Thank you for your ongoing vigilance and cooperation, as it continues to make our school a special, safe and happy place to belong to.

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Important Calendar Dates

With just four weeks left for students, it is important that families make a note of key dates on the calendar. You can find these on the Google Calendar on the front page of the website and of course the coming fortnight dates in each Weekly Reminders.


Week 6

15 November

PUPIL FREE DAY - Parent/Teacher Meetings

Week 7

22 November

3-4pm Keyed up Music Recitals

23 November

Yr 7 Corpus Christi Orientation

3-4pm Homework Club

3-4pm Keyed up Music Recitals

24 November

P & F Meeting

3-4pm Keyed up Music Recitals

5pm AGM

25 November

3-4pm Keyed up Music Recitals

26 November

Yr 7 John Bosco Orientation

Yr 7 Mazenod Orientation

Yr 7 St Brigid's Orientation

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Week 6 - Monday 15th November - 2 Way Meeting Day

1. A reminder that Monday the 15th November has been set aside as a Pupil Free Day for Parent Teacher Meetings this term.

2. This meeting can be held face to face, onsite here at school, or as a phone conversation.

3. If you are planning to come onsite, please ensure that your children understand that they are to read, colour in or sit patiently just outside the classroom while they wait for you to have your meeting. It is important that these meetings can be conducted without noise and distractions.

4. As always, we ask that parents are very respectful of agreed times.

5. This meeting is offered to primarily inform you of how your child is progressing and what you might expect to see in your child's Semester Two report. If you have something particular you wish to discuss with your child's teacher, please make sure that you have sent them an email detailing your questions well ahead of this date.

Thank you, and looking forward to seeing you.

Semester 2 Reports

Semester 2 PP to Year 6 reports will go live on SEQTA Engage on the afternoon of Thursday the 9th of December.

All families would have received an email with details about how to log in to SEQTA earlier in 2021.

A reminder to all Year 6 families that you must download and save all reports on SEQTA Engage by the end of Week 9 as you will not have access to these once your Year 6 children move to High School.

Please contact the School Office if you require any assistance.

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Annual Community Meeting of the School Advisory Council and P&F AGM

When: Wednesday 24th November, 5.00pm - 6.00pm (adults only)

Where: Learning Hub

Who: Staff, P&F, Advisory Council Members and any school community members.

What: P&F AGM meeting and Advisory Council Meeting followed by light refreshments.

RSVP: Front Office - mailto:StEmiliesAdmin@cewa.edu.au

Nomination Forms - if you are interested in nominating for a position on either the Advisory Council or P&F Executive you will find nomination forms below.

While we will be endeavouring to announce staffing for 2022 at this meeting, it will depend on whether we are in a position to do. If not, staffing will be communicated via the Weekly Reminders prior to the end of the term.

P&F 2022 Nomination Form

School Advisory Council 2022 Nomination Form

Class Representative Nomination Form for 2022

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A Free Parent App for Wellbeing

Raising Healthy Minds is a free app you can tailor to your child, family and interests. It answers your questions about child wellbeing and shares practical tips for your day-to-day family life.

It may support you to build your child’s wellbeing, encourage positive behaviour and emotions, strengthen family relationships and support you to look after yourself.

Parenting Article - well worth a read!

Parent Resources

  1. Esafety Blog focus on Squid Game shows and the need to check in on what children are seeing online:


2. Language of Friendship Virtual Event presented by Dana Kerford, founder of URSTRONG. You and your child will learn about her unique “language of friendship”, and she will share her favourite tips and tools and some easy-to-use friendship strategies that really click with kids.

Watch online or get access to relay at a later date - Thursday 11th November 6PM – 7.30PM AEST - 3pm Perth time.



Check out the NEW WAYS NOVEMBER Calendar below - some simple ways of spreading happiness in your own hearts, in your family and in our community!

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High school Orientations for 2022

Year 6 for Year 7 2022 - Orientation Dates

Below are the Orientation dates for some of our feeder high schools. As you will appreciate, it is very challenging for teachers, with children going off in various directions, on various dates this term.

Year 6 parents are asked to please advise us if your Year 6 child will be attending a different Orientation date to any of the ones listed below so that we can plan accordingly.

Thank you.

23rd November

- Corpus Christi

26th November

- John Bosco

- Mazenod

- St Brigid's

2nd December

- St Norbert's

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BOOKLISTS for 2022

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A Whole School Community Effort for those in need ...

Dear St Emilie's Families,

Please read the letter below that invites you to make a small donation towards our annual support of St Vincent de Paul, who do such wonderful work in the community.

Next week each class will be collecting items that will go towards creating 35 large Christmas hampers for local families doing it very tough at the moment.

We will also be setting up our Christmas Tree in the Office with our Wish Upon a Star tags in mid November. This allows any families who would like to buy a small gift for children of these families, to do so.

Many thanks for your generous support - it is very much appreciated by the families themselves and by all the volunteers who deliver them.

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Adult Faith Learning - Preparation for Advent


Wednesdays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, (4 sessions) Online. In preparation for Advent, this course will explore the meaning and content of Christian hope, and the centrality of Christ’s Incarnation to Christian hope. Delving into the writings of St Paul, Pope Benedict XVI, St Pope John Paul II and Josef Pieper, we will learn about the theological virtue of hope, how it is essential to our human nature and divine calling, how the theological virtues of faith, hope and love weave intricately together to bring us to union with God and how Christian hope keeps us ‘forever young’. We will also discuss the efficaciousness of the Holy Spirit, receiving Christ Incarnate in the Eucharist, and prayer, fasting and almsgiving to grow Christian hope and combat hopelessness (despair, acedia and presumption) to prepare our hearts in hope for the coming of our Saviour. Cost: $20. Presenter: Ms Natalie Thomas. Further info or to register, https://cfe.org.au/our-courses/essential-preparation-for-advent-the-meaning-of-christian-hope-online/ email mailto:cfe@perthcatholic.org.au or call 08 9278 0261.

Wednesdays, 10am to 11.30am, (4 sessions) Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre). Cost: $30. Presenter: Ms Natalie Thomas. Further info or to register, https://archdioceseofperthcommunicationsoffice.cmail20.com/t/d-l-atlijkk-tdvjkiuhj-u/

email cfe@perthcatholic.org.au, or call 08 9278 0261.

are you vaccinated yet?

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Absent or late?

If your child is absent or late for school the explanation note must be sent to BOTH the

Class teacher: eg mailto:first name.surname@cewa.edu.au

and to:

Admin : mailto:StEmiliesAdmin@cewa.edu.au

This is an important parent responsibility and a legal requirement.

Thank you.

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Vacation Swimming Lessons - VAC SWIM

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school vacation holidays.

VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable swimming safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

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Parenting Opportunities in your local area!

Below is a link to Communicare's Term 4 FREE Parenting workshops.

There are some great 'one off' and series of workshops including:

  • Setting Boundaries
  • Circle of Security
  • Protective Behaviours
  • Toilet Training
  • Posiitve Discipline in Everyday Parenting
  • Tuning into Kids
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Preparing children for School

The brochure has a synopsis of each opportunity at the bottom.

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School Uniform Reminder - no old style uniforms in 2022

Parents are reminded that the two-year transition to the new school uniform ends at the end of this year.

All children are expected to be wearing the new-style school uniform as of the start of Term 1 2022.

If you are given a pre-loved uniform or purchase one from an outgoing family, please check that they are the correct version of the uniform.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Pre-Primary Parents - School Uniforms for 2022

A friendly reminder to Pre-Primary parents that now is the time to organise your child's school uniform for 2022.

As you will be aware, we no longer run a uniform shop on site. Image Embroidery are our local supplier.

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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School social workers focus on the student in the school environment and work collaboratively with principals and teachers to minimise the impacts of personal, family and school difficulties and, where possible, remove any barriers to learning.

With students as their focus, school social workers provide consultancy, advice and support to principals, teachers and other school staff and to families, so that they can best meet the needs of individual and groups of children and young people. There is a strong emphasis on individual student and family counselling and support.

This service is an amazing opportunity for kids, staff and families and one we have wanted in our school for some time.

Please find below the Parent Referral and Consent Form to access our School Social Worker.

You are asked to read the procedure carefully and also note that Kylie only works two days a week. While she will do her very best to accomodate all family referrals, patience may be required as she prioritises her case load and allows time for observation visits, classroom support and playground involvement.

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Uniform Shop

Image Embroidery now services our school community's uniform requirements.

For all uniform queries, please contact a member of the Image Embroidery team (contact details below).

Their store is just 5 minutes from St Emilie's for 'try ons' or you can order uniforms via their online form.

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Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard, guitar and voice lessons this term after school. Lessons start at $18.65 for groups of four per lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 6107 8841 or 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

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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

Assistant Priest: Fr. Victor Manuel Lujano

Email: victor.lujano@perthcatholic.org.au

Office Assistant: Roselle D’Souza

Email: stemilie.office@iinet.net.au

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