Weekly Reminders

Wk 5 Term 2 - for the Week Commencing 23rd May

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The Year One Assembly this week!

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celebrated families!

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celebrated emerging confidence!

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celebrated a job well done!

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Great dance moves!

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so much to feel very proud of!

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Congratulations to the Year One's on their terrific assembly celebrating our families this morning. This week has been National Families Week and the enduring theme is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities ‘. The aim of National Families Week 2022 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in community wellbeing.

Let’s take the time to reflect on the critical role that families play in teaching, supporting and nurturing children. A safe, happy childhood is the biggest gift we can ever give our kids.

We think about all families in our own community - the ones who are travelling well, and those families who may be struggling with family breakdown, financial stress, isolation, illness, COVID or more. May we recommit to protecting our children from adult issues, seeking out the help and support we may need, and modelling a calm and wise parenting approach, as best we can.


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So wonderful to see parents and Grandparents at out assemblies again!

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community is about being together

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A quick coffee and a chat - a great way to start a Friday!

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thank you for making time to attend the assembly and morning tea!

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Thank you Mums and Dads for ...

  • Appreciating time spent in the company of your precious children - children flourish when parents are present and engaged

  • Establishing good routines and boundaries at home - allows children to feel secure, organised and loved

  • Ensuring that technology stays out of the bedroom - keeps children safer and less tempted to explore sites and content that may be harmful to their overall wellbeing.

  • Overseeing that children get a good 10-11 hours of sleep a night - means that children arrive alert, refreshed and ready to learn.

  • Getting your children to school on time - this creates a calmer start to the day and decreases stress.

  • Making sure they bring a healthy lunchbox - gives your child's body the right fuel for learning and sets them up for good overall health.

  • Monitoring what your child is watching on the TV - a diet of violent movies and games can be harmful to young minds.

  • Encouraging and supporting your child to get plenty of physical exercise - organised sports or simply bike riding, swimming, walking, running, climbing ...

  • Modelling respectful relationships - in the way you speak, in the way you act - with each other, with your children and with others outside the family.

  • A little 'tough love' when needed, and finding plenty to laugh about and feel grateful for!

Thank you for being


calm under pressure,


and patient with your children

while also teaching them the value of

being kind


and courageous!

It's hard work being a good parent but parenting is such a life long INVESTMENT and well worth all the effort.

Raising happy, friendly, positive, loving children

is so rewarding in the long run!

Al the best and well done!

May is the Month of Mary ...

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From the Principal

Good afternoon everyone.

THANK YOU - from Father Jean-Noel Marie

Father Jean-Noel passes on his sincere thanks to the St Emilie's School community for our support at this very sad time. A very special thank you to those families who responded to our email asking for a platter of food - you were most generous and this was very much appreciated.

Supporting our Parish Priest and working alongside our parish, is an important part of community life here at St Emilie's.


We currently have 9 staff away due to COVID. While this is somewhat disruptive to classes, it can unfortunately not be avoided in the current climate. Rest assured, much time and care is taken to provide relief teachers that are ideally known to our school community and to the children. Likewise teachers send their daily teaching plan through to relief staff in order to maintain the continuity of learning.

Parents are asked to please try not to disturb teachers who are away sick or on leave. If you need to communicate a question or concern and your class teacher is away, please direct this to Admin who will then forward it to either the relief teacher or to Leadership, if needed.


The Quality Catholic Education School Review (QCESR) process focuses on the

school’s improvement context over the past three years, as well as the principal’s leadership context, measuring the effectiveness of a principal’s leadership and engagement with self-review, the impact of a school’s engagement with self-review, and the future directions for the improvement of student outcomes that the school has identified.

This review will take place over four days, with external reviewers, in week 8 of this term. While this is a big process, it is of course, a necessary part of school accountability. P&F, the School Advisory Council, the Parish Priest, staff and students will be involved in providing feedback.


Let's hope whichever party is successful this weekend, they recommit to funding our Catholic school system appropriately. Catholic schools play a vital role in our wider community and we provide a quality education with wrap-around pastoral care for our children.

All the very best everyone, and may the week ahead be a great one!

Kindest regards

Tania Thuijs


The Funeral of Father Jean-Noel's Father

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Fr Robert, Fr Chien , Fr Giovanni, Fr Victor and other Parish Priests concelebrated the Mass.

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Father's Niece sang the Ave Maria so beautifully.

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Mr Nick Dabbs played and shared his incredible gift.

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Father, his family and friends gathered after the burial to share stories and to support one another.

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Many thanks to those parents and staff who assisted us with preparing and serving the food for the wake in the hall.

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Kindy kids busy creating their class boat - perhaps a pirate ship? Or maybe a cruise ship? All will be revealed in the fullness of time!

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Being of Service in our Community ...

Helping with Lifts

We are seeking parents who might live near, or go past the Ranford Shopping Centre, to consider going on a roster, to give a lift to a pregnant mother and her Kindy child who live very close to this shopping centre. Kindy days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week.

The family are currently ubering it to school each day and the Uber's have been both unreliable and expensive.

If you are interested in helping out we would really love to hear from you.

Please give the Office a call on 92569696 to leave your details.

Many thanks.

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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


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After Assembly Morning Teas

The P&F have generously agreed to pop the kettle on after each assembly for all families. Please check the Google Calendar on the website for dates of assemblies. The morning tea will typically start about 9.15am and last for 30-40 minutes. Young children are of course welcome and parents are invited to bring a very small plate of food (optional).

The purpose of these morning tea's is nothing more that an opportunity to gather, to talk, to meet new parents and to support one another.

Mrs Goodes, our School Social Worker, returns next week and she will also be there to say hello and to offer guidance or advice if needed.

Our next morning tea for any interested parents is on Friday 10th June, at approximately 9.15am after the Year Five assembly.

All welcome.

While masks are optional, we still encourage parents to social distance where possible.

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Sacramental Dates and Information - Updated

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Premier's Reading Challenge 2022 - Reading can take you Anywhere!

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program for WA students, Kindergarten to Year 10.

CEWA students are encouraged to get involved and to read 12 books from 5 May to 9 September 2022.

Program objectives:

• To engage all Western Australian students in the joy of reading.

• To expose reluctant readers to creative literacy options.

• To involve parents and caregivers in supporting students’ literacy.

The CEWA Registration Form for students to complete their reading journey is below.

From 5 May 2022, parents or caregivers will also need to register at :


The website contains advice and tips for parents and families to support their child’s learning.

All students who complete the challenge will receive a commemorative certificate signed by the Honourable Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia.

Students can select an avatar online for their personal account and upload books and other titles to be eligible to win prizes.

An innovative partnership with Tourism Western Australia means weekly and end-of-challenge travel and experiential prizes are on offer.

We look forward to this challenge and to transforming, transporting and inspiring students through the wonderful world of reading!


Where an individual is identified as an asymptomatic close contact (no symptoms) , the close contact is required to adhere to the following requirements for seven days, commencing from the day that the COVID-19 test was taken by the COVID-19 positive person:

• Wear a face mask upon leaving the home.

• Take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for seven days and only exit the home if a negative

result is returned.

• Avoid high-risk settings until the seven-day period has concluded.

Where a subsequent COVID-19 positive case is identified in the home, the person considered an asymptomatic close contact is not required to meet the above criteria, unless the second COVID-19 test was taken after the original seven-day quarantine period.

Please see below scenarios for clarification:

Scenario 1:

• Student A is an asymptomatic close contact, living with a parent who is COVID-19 Positive.

• Student A returns a negative RAT and wears a face mask upon leaving the home.

• On day five, a sibling of Student A returns a positive COVID-19 RAT.

• Student A must complete the additional two days of Rapid Antigen Testing and wear

a mask when leaving the home.

• After this time, Student A is not required to undertake a RAT or wear a face mask, even

with a second COVID-19 positive person in the home.

Scenario 2:

• Student B is an asymptomatic close contact, living with a parent who is COVID-19 Positive.

• Student B returns a negative RAT and wears a face mask upon leaving the home.

• On the eighth day after the first COVID-19 case in the home, a sibling of Student B

returns a positive COVID-19 RAT.

• Student B must complete a further seven days of Rapid Antigen Testing and wear

a mask when leaving the home.

Please note, children under the age of 12 and students in Year 6 or below, are not required to wear a face mask, in accordance with the new Transition Face Covering Directions (No.7). Persons who hold a current mask exception are also exempt from this requirement, even if identified as an asymptomatic close contact.

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Notifying of a Positive Result

Mandatory Notification of a Positive Test Result

Please record your positive result in both these locations:


2. CEWA Self-Reporting Portal Form

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School Social Worker

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3 ingredients for High Quality Parenting.

  1. Involvement: The best parents are involved in their children’s lives. They provide appropriate care, supervision, and monitoring. It’s not so much about surveillance as it is, awareness of where their children are and what they’re doing, along with support in times of need.

  2. Structure: The best parents provide structures and safety for their children. This involves talking with them about challenges they may face (pre-arming) such as friendship difficulties, values-clashes, pornography, and so on, and then working with them on solutions for keeping them safe. Structure is also about rhythm and routine. By creating predictability we give our kids a sense of security and safety.

  3. Autonomy Support: The best parents offer support for their children to make their own decisions (in a developmentally appropriate way) so that they are not forever reliant on the grown-ups to dictate their every choice.
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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

Office Assistant: Roselle D’Souza

Email: stemilie.office@iinet.net.au

Important reminders / 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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Keyed Up Music

Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, keyboard, voice, violin, and drum lessons in Term 2 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 instrument, please ring Savanna on

0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

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Week 5 Peacefulness Focus = Cooperate with Others

Our week five focus is ‘Cooperate with Others’.

On a daily basis, staff look for ways to model and encourage cooperation in and around the classroom. We do this at St Emilie’s by encouraging and sharing responsibilities. We focus on and demonstrate the need to work together, especially with a common purpose or goal in mind. In the classroom, this might look as simple as working together to tidying up at the end of a lesson.

We encourage students to play games that encourage teamwork. We praise each other for their successes and encourage them through their mistakes. We try to also remember that it is not about winning or losing but about working and learning together, having fun and making friends.

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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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