Week 8 Reminders

and Celebrations Term 2 2021

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From the Principal

Hi everyone and what amazing weather we have enjoyed this week - I hope you have managed to make the most of it, despite the chilly starts! We are crossing our fingers and toes that we get good weather for the disco next Friday night!

Thank you - Crazy Hair

Thanks to all families for your support of our CRAZY HAIR DAY! Money raised will go directly to helping the Catholic Lifelink Agencies that support Perth people doing it tough for many different reasons. The children were very excited and had a fun day! Check out a few crazy hair doo's below!

Thank you to Mr Munro and the special Year Sixes who were selected to represent our school at the Lifelink Launch with the Archbishop and CEWA this week.

Thank you - Clara Harris

Thank you to those families and staff who stayed to listen to Clara Harris speak to us on Wednesday after school. Clara travelled from Geraldton to share the joys and challenges of raising her son with autism. It opened a small window into someone else's experience and great love for their child. Opportunities such as this help to build greater empathy and understanding of how we can continue to try and best serve the needs of children and families in our own community and raise overall awareness.

Public Holiday

Please be reminded that there is a public holiday to celebrate Western Australia Day on Monday 7th June. Wishing all families a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality time together.

Kindy Two Way Meetings

Kindy parents who wish to connect with their child's teacher to discuss their child's progress are asked to please follow this link:


School Disco - next Friday 11th June

  • K-2 children will be going to their disco straight after school.
  • Children will need to eat prior to each disco this year.
  • K-2 are to bring some afternoon tea from home while Years 3-6 are to eat at home.

The way your family can show your appreciation to staff and the P&F for the time they are donating, is by carefully reading and following directions, respecting due dates for order forms and respecting published drop off and pick up times - thank you and more detailed information below!

Carpark Manners and Cooperation

Please be reminded that every family is expected to drive as far forward as you can when using the drive through as this allows more cars to enter the carpark at one time. Parents are expected to be patient and cooperative and speak and act politely and respectfully with staff and other parents at all times.

Joyful June

The next few weeks focus on the virtue of JOY in our lives. Check out next week's Fruit of the Holy Spirit whole school focus - Finding beauty in everyday things. When we open our eyes to the beauty of a flower, the beauty of a warm smile, the beauty of a child's embrace, we are building the opportunity for joy to come and nestle within our lives. Joy is a much deeper emotion than happiness. It is something that despite the hard stuff, sits at our core and helps us to see the world through a lens of gratitude. The calendar below has some simple tips for squeezing as much joy out of the month as you can. It would be wonderful to try and engage your children with Joyful June too!

A joyful moment in time - please read all about a former student of ours, Shenae Hartree and all her wonderful achievements so far! Likewise, we have recently had the pleasure of hosting the amazing Shelby Turnor here at St Emilie's for work experience. You may recall that not that long ago Shelby was facing the fight of her life after a blood clot was discovered on her brain. Shelby is also studying at St Norbert's and is aspiring to spread the joy by becoming a primary school music teacher in the future!

Another joyful Principal moment this week was when Oliver from Year Two shared his 'Talk for Writing' story map and story with myself and a friend this week - have a listen - it is awesome!

Oliver's Story map


Oliver's Retelling Movie clip


Learning Moments

Take a peek into a couple of special learning moments in Kindy and PP over the past fortnight!





Parish Raffle Ticket books

We are seeking the help of some generous St Emilie's families and businesses to please take a book of tickets and sell them. The parish have done it tough over COVID and really need our support please. More details at the bottom of the Weekly Reminders - THANK YOU!

Sacrament of Reconciliation

We continue to pray for those Year Three children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As a Year Three teacher for many years, teaching about this beautiful Sacrament was such a privilege. On the end of Reconciliation Week we are challenged to reflect upon the ways we build right and respectful relationships with one another.

The attitudes, values, beliefs and example we set in our families and school, sets children up for making good choices and for 'making things right' when we falter along the way. Keep investing wisely in your own personal growth and your children will benefit too!

Take care and all the very best for the week ahead everyone!


Tania Thuijs


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Thanks to our big kids for looking after our little kids on Wednesday - you were amazing!!

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Thanks Mums and Dads for helping with the crazy hair doo's - they were awesome!! :)

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What's Coming Up?

Week 8

Monday 7th June

Western Australia Day - PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Tuesday 8th June

3-4pm Homework Club

Wednesday 9th June

8.45am P&F Meeting

4.00pm - Year Three Family Meeting in Learning Hub - Sacrament of Reconciliation - St Emilie's staff in attendance

5.30pm - Year Three Family Meeting in Learning Hub - Sacrament of Reconciliation - Catechist staff in attendance

6.00pm School Advisory Council Meeting (School Board)

Thursday 10th June

Earth Science Incursions Years 1, 5 and 6.

Friday 11th June

Year Six Eagles Cup


P&F School Disco - Let it Glow!

(Please see below for details)

Week 9

Monday 14th June

Liturgical singing 2.15pm - 2.45pm

Tuesday 15th June

3.00-4.00pm Homework Club

Wednesday 16th June

3.20pm Staff Meeting

Thursday 17th June

Earth Science incursions

Friday 18th June

8.45am Year Four Assembly

Year Six Eagles Cup


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LET IT GLOW - disco details and order form

While the information below has now been emailed home and the order form printed off for you to return in an envelope with the correct money, it is very important to READ the instructions carefully to avoid disappointment.

Below is a brief summary for you to read if your child will be attending the disco in two weeks time on Friday the 11th June:

1. Years K-2 will be going to their disco straight from school at 2.45pm (ie if you only have

one child you won’t need to pick them up at this time).

  • Staff will walk them to the hall.
  • Please send a bright top or shirt to school for your child to change into after lunch.
  • They are also asked to bring some extra afternoon tea to eat prior to the disco at the end of the day (supervised by staff)
  • Any child not attending the disco will leave to go home as normal.
  • Parents will drive through to pick up their child after the K-2 disco outside the hall (see map below) at 4.05pm
  • Any siblings will be dropped off at 4.05pm too - they need to walk to the undercover area where they will be supervised until it is time to go to the hall for their disco.

2. Years 3-6 are to be dropped off in a drive through at the hall at 4.30pm.

They are to be picked up at 5.55pm at the normal drive through location.

3. Goodie bags will be given to kids as they exit the disco.

4. Glow sticks and other glow novelties will be on on sale on the day before the disco (for

Years 3-6) and at recess on the day of the disco (Years 1 and 2).

Kindy children who have sent money in an envelope will receive their glow novelty on the

way to the disco.

5. All children are required to bring their own drink bottle.

6. Please note that Ticket Order Forms for the disco are due back to your child’s teacher

by 9.00AM - FRIDAY 4TH JUNE.

Thank you everyone!

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit - JOY Week 8 Focus: Finding Beauty in Everyday Things brings JOY

Here’s a list of ways to create some time for finding beauty in your day:

  1. Postpone or eliminate a non-essential task from your to-do list
  2. Instead of hitting the snooze alarm in the morning several times, get up and greet the day
  3. Put your phone or tablet away for 10 minutes
  4. Eliminate some television time
  5. Delegate a task to someone else
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Ideas for finding beauty in the everyday ...

  1. Listen to music that lifts your soul ...
  2. Take a a walk in nature ...
  3. Ride, walk, read a book, garden ...
  4. Enjoy a hot cuppa under a tree...
  5. Gaze at the sky, head to the beach, river or a bush setting ...
  6. Create from your heart, write a letter, poem, story, drawing, card ...
  7. Visit positive, inspiring sites on social media ...
  8. Be with someone who lifts your spirit!
  9. Listen to the sounds of nature...
  10. Offer a prayer for all the really good things and people in your life...

Joyful June - check out some ideas for the family!

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Former St Emilie's Student Working hard towards her goals!

Shenae was a hard working, talented and friendly student here at St Emilie's and it looks like she has gone on to also excel at St Norbert's! We are very proud of her, as we are of all our former students. Mrs Cogger found this article in the newspaper and we thought it well worth sharing with our community - congratulations Shenae!
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When children eat well they behave better. They are also able to concentrate for longer. Packing a healthy school lunchbox will help them to learn and be happy at school.


7 steps to a healthy lunch box

1. Make time to prepare. Write a shopping list to make sure fresh fruit and vegetables, milk and yoghurt, bread and crackers are available

2. Shop wise and save money. Buy seasonal fruit and vegetables to ensure good quality and value for money.

3. Make your own snacks. Build snack packs from fresh ingredients bought in bulk.

4. Look after the environment. Put sandwiches and other items in reusable containers instead of plastic wrap.

5. Choose a mix from the 5 food groups - grains, fruit, vegetables, dairy and proteins.

6. Include a bottle of water.

7. Keep it cool. In warm weather freeze a water bottle or put a small ice pack in the lunchbox.

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If you have not communicated your school fee payment plan please contact Mrs Gillian Norris asap. Thank you for your support - as you will appreciate it makes it extremely difficult for planning , budgeting and accountability purposes when families do not discuss their intentions.

$10.00 desks available for sale - grab a bargain!

We have a large number of school desks available in excellent condition for a quick sale - in a variety of sizes.

Heights of the desks are as follows:

680 mm

580 mm

480 mm

If you wish to purchase one or more, please contact the school office by email detailing how many you are interested in.

Please tell your neighbours and friends also!

Desks can be collected from the back gate next Friday when the Busy Bee is being held.

All proceeds will go the P&F for fundraising purposes.

Many thanks to everyone who grabbed a desk at the Busy Bee.

If you are interested please let the Office know!

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Cash for Cans Scheme here at St Emilie's

At our last P&F Meeting one of our parents, Mrs Nicole Grima, volunteered to trial coordinating a CASH FOR CANS program here at St Emilies.

As you will be aware this Government initiative encourages the community to recycle cans, bottles etc and receive a 10 cent refund.

If you are already doing this with your family - great! If however your family would like to support our school and direct some of your bottles and cans etc here, we would be very grateful!

Please see the poster below for more details.

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WA | Scheme Overview (Captions)
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Kindy Enrolments for 2022 - do you have a child starting Kindy next year?

Kindy interviews for children born between 1/7/2017 and 30/6/2018 - ie turning 4 before the 30th June 2022 are being held now.

If you have a child starting next year please ensure that you have completed an enrolment form. We still have some spaces so please spread the word!

Kindy enrolments are an exciting time for our school - we love to meet new families and touch base with our existing families!

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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 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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Keyed Up Music Lessons here at St Emilie's - information for you

Keyed Up Music has been operating at St Emilie's School for a number of years now. We have excellent tutors and a great program!

We will be teaching keyboard, guitar and voice group lessons this term after school.

Lessons start from $18.65 for a group of 4 per lesson.

If you are interested in your son / daughter learning an instrument, please ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at http://www.keyedupmusic.com.au and complete an enrolment form.

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2021 Sacramental Dates

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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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We need 19 families ... can you help us please? :)

Hi everyone!

The St Emilie's Parish are running their major fundraiser for the year and they have asked us for our help to sell 19 books of tickets.

Each book has 20 tickets and each ticket is $5.00.

We would REALLY appreciate it if we could find 19 wonderful families who would be prepared to take a book and sell these tickets as soon as possible to neighbours, friends and workmates to support our parish.

Please contact the Office if you can help and we take a note of your details and send the book home.


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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