End of the Year Reminders

and Celebrations - Looking forward to 2022!

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Thank you so much!

A heartfelt and sincere thank you to each and every family who so generously donated a gift for a child in need this Christmas - your gifts will bring much joy to children who find themselves in some very lean and difficult circumstances this Christmas.
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Thank you parents for your generosity and thoughtfulness!

Staff have been very humbled and very excited by the delicious treats that families have been sending in over the last two weeks - brilliant baklavas, light and crispy curry puffs, plump and juicy cherries, amazing apple strudels, cheeky chocolate cakes, delicious shortbread and so much more.... Suffice to say we have all put on a few kilos but - it was worth it!! Your kindness and special thank you's are very much appreciated everyone!
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From the Principal

Dear Families,


Here we are at the end of another wonderful year and I feel so completely proud of and grateful for all our incredible children, staff and families - we are blessed indeed!


May the holidays ahead be a wonderful opportunity for you and your children to relax and enjoy all the special little things of life - time spent together, laughs shared, moments savoured, dreams imagined and so much more.


Rest and relaxation is such an important ingredient when it comes to the wellbeing factor. If you can, it is worth trying to take a step out of routine and the hurried pace and embrace a little more of the slow, spontaneous and unplanned:) Kids really benefit from it and so will you!


Many, many thanks for all the ways you have each supported your children, the staff and our whole school this year - it is so appreciated. Good schools like ours are nurtured and grown, day by day, through quality relationships, respectful conversations and discerning decision making. We all have much to celebrate!


Class Lists will be sent home next Thursday afternoon. A gentle reminder that parents make the decisive difference in regards to how well the news of a child's new class list is received. Please model a positive, optimistic attitude , trust in the decisions we have made, and keep it all 'bright and breezy' - this helps to reduce worry. Children will be watching your reactions closely, so even if you have a few concerns, please trust that with all our shared efforts, all will be well.


The children had an absolute ball at our Water Fun sessions throughout the week - and it only goes to prove that kids don't need ultra fancy, they still respond so excitedly to well planned activities, in the company of their friends, with staff caring for them and enjoying watching them all have so much fun! Oh - and finished with an icypole! :)


We hope your kids enjoy the ridiculously silly Chrissy clips we have made for them below - may it bring a smile and a giggle!


On behalf of the staff I wish you a happy, holy and joy-filled Christmas and New Year and very much look forward to seeing you again in 2022 for another year of learning and friendship.


School resumes on Monday January 31st 2022 and the whole school Parent Information Evening is to be held on Tuesday 1st February 2022.

Session 1 - 5.00pm - 5.30pm

Session 2 - 5.45pm - 6.15pm in your child's classroom.


We will keep you informed should anything change due to COVID ... however in the meantime, all the very best and God bless!


Kindest regards

Tania Thuijs

Principal

Merry Christmas from all the Staff!

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Graduation 2021

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Thank you so much Father Jean-Noel, Adolf and altar servers for helping us to celebrate our Year 6 Graduation Mass.
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Many thanks Mums and Dads of choir members who dropped off their children to sing at our recent Graduation Mass. Thank you Choir members for all your help and for sharing your special gift!
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Thank you staff for your wonderful support all year - you are the best!
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Year Six parents enjoying a rare and special opportunity to catch up at the Graduation supper.
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We wish all our Year Six families the very best for the future and thank all those families who leave our school this year for your wonderful support over the years.
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Year Six students did an excellent job as their 81 year old selves returning to their Graduation reunion - we are going to miss each and every one of you!
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Our hard working staff were once again there to support our graduating students and to celebrate their gifts and talents.
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Congratulations to all who received an award - something to be very proud of!
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Many thanks to the Year 6 Class Reps - you were a wonderful group of Mums to work alongside this year.

Water Fun Celebration Moments!

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Fun fun fun!
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Friends and a splash = happy!
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Icypoles and yum!
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Life is good!
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Memories ....
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Popular staff members :)
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Congratulations!

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It is always wonderful to celebrate the achievements of former students. Above is a photo of Cara Roberto, former St Emilie's student and daughter of the wonderful Jo Roberto (EA here at St Em's) receiving her Year 12 Graduation Awards. She received awards for Top Student in General Modern History, General Career & Enterprise, General Mathematics Essentials and she received the General Dux Award out of the whole Year 12 graduating class for 2021. An outstanding achievement that she can be so proud of!

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WINNERs OF THE ATOM 1 MINUTE FILM COMPETITION

Congratulations to Alicia and Emilia Chow on winning the ATOM 1 minute film competition.

An absolutely awesome effort they can be so very proud of! Competitions are a wonderful way of giving kids a real-life purpose for their learning and are an opportunity to showcase student talents. We think you will agree that this entry certainly does this! Bravo Chow sisters - we are so happy for you!


Among her many talents, Alicia is also a very talented mathematician and writer and is highly commended on the excellent narrative she recently produced in Year 3 this term! Bravo Alicia - your humble, switched on attitude to learning is very impressive indeed!

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Thank you Families!

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Many thanks to Class Reps and class parents who have sprinkled joy into classrooms this week delivering gifts and words of thanks to teachers and Education Assistants on behalf of children and families. Your thoughtfulness and kindness is very much appreciated everyone!
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P&F 2021

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Rachael Davies and Larissa Shaw - P&F

A HUGE thank you to Rachael and Larissa for their tireless efforts as P&F President and Treasurer for the past three years. Both ladies are stepping down from their positions this year.


On behalf of the whole school community, we celebrate their incredible efforts, their generosity and fabulous leadership and wish them all the very best. We have been very lucky and very blessed by their tireless efforts for the good of all our kids!


A huge thank you to all the P&F members who, though a small team, made a very BIG impression this year - friendly, cooperative, hard working, generous, calm and community minded.


A special mention to:


Leanne Wallis (Secretary) and Jain Chow who worked so hard throughout the year to support Rachel and Larissa, usually quietly and diligently behind the scenes.


Kirsten Devereux, Belinda Bacchus and Sheree Taylor, who created the wonderful Year Six Yearbook.


All our fabulous Class Reps, who were a positive point of contact for families throughout the year.

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Thank you

A huge thank you to Dean Newman and Bianca Woolhouse for their beautiful photos of the Disco, Christmas Concert and Graduation this year - we are so grateful!
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Sacramental Dates for 2022

Staff List for 2022

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Important Calendar Dates

TERM 1 2022


Monday 31st January

Students Commence


Tuesday 1st February

5.00-6.30pm Parent Information Evening

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Semester 2 Reports

Semester 2 PP to Year 6 reports went live on SEQTA Engage yesterday afternoon, Thursday the 9th of December.


All families 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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BOOKLISTS for 2022

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Dental Therapy Closure over Christmas Holidays

Excelsior Dental Therapy Centre will be closed from 17th December until the 27th January 2022.

All Emergency Dental Treatment is available at the:

Mt Henry Dental Centre

43 Mt Henry Road, Salter Point

Phone: 9313 0555

Open Hours 8:15am-4:30pm Monday to Friday

are you vaccinated yet?

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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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