Weekly Reminders

Week 6 Term 1 - Week Commencing Tuesday 7th March 2023

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Dear Families

Yay Week

In Week 6 of every term, we celebrate Yay Week, a week dedicated to wellness for everyone in our community- staff, students and parents.

Year 4 Assembly

Thank you to our wonderful Year 4 students and staff for presenting the first Assembly this morning. It was great to listen and learn about Australia's colonial history through the convicts and the long timeless First Nations history of Australia.

Attendance at School

The School Education Act 1999 requires children of compulsory school age to attend school (PP to Yr 6). When a child is unable to attend, legislation requires that parents/caregivers forward written notification providing a reasonable cause for the absence of their child. If a child is absent for more than two days in a row, a medical certificate needs to be provided to the school.

We ask all families to communicate in writing with the school when their child is absent.

Please see below for more information in regard to this process.

Swimming Trials

Well done to the 38 students who put their hands up to be involved in our Swimming Trials on Monday. All students gave their best and enjoyed the morning. Notes went home this week to the students selected in the Interschool Swimming Team to represent St Emilie's at the end of this month. Please return to Mr Davis by Friday 10th March. We received a lovely email from a family thanking the staff for the trials which was much appreciated.

Thank you all for your commitment and support over the last few weeks in helping the children to prepare for today’s swimming trials. Thanks for all the organisation and extra effort involved. We’re so glad today went smoothly and was well received by all. A testament to your hard work. We really do appreciate that the children are given these extra opportunities and just wanted to say a big thank you.

School Fee Statements

If you have not been emailed your fee statement, please ring the front office to check your email details are correct. Please note, the fee statement is only sent to one family email address.

Respecting Agreed Start and Finish Times

A gentle reminder that supervision at school starts at 8.20am. No child should be dropped off at school before that time. This is also the case at the end of the school day, supervision concludes at 3.20pm, and all children should be picked up by that time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Parenting Article

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

'How does your child respond to a challenge?' by James Anderson. Challenges are the pathway to growth. When our children habitually avoid challenges, their learning stalls. When they learn to understand, value, and embrace challenge, their learning accelerates. So, helping our children develop a healthy relationship with challenge becomes one of the most important ways we can help them become better learners.


Stuart Munro


Two Way Interviews

Two Way Interviews will be held in Weeks 7 and 8 this term from Monday 13th March to Friday 24th March. Information on how to book an interview with the teachers is below. Bookings close this Thursday 9th March.
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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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Year 4 Assembly

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Year 2 Science

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Project Compasssion

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Priscilla's story - Zimbabwe

Climate change continues to bring unprecedented challenges for people living in the most vulnerable and remote communities in Zimbabwe. With the support of Caritas Hwange, Priscilla learnt conservation farming skills to grow drought-resistant crops and started poultry farming to support her family during the current food crisis.

Priscilla lives in the Hwange district in Zimbabwe with her husband, Charles, and her two grandsons. In Hwange, the impacts of climate change are exacerbating food insecurity in vulnerable communities. This can be seen in the erratic rainfall patterns, prolonged dry spells, poor agricultural soils and high temperatures in the region. “We had plenty of rains at first but as time has gone by, the rains have become erratic and hence the yields have been reduced,” Priscilla said.

Priscilla joined the Zimbabwe Integrated Community Development Program, implemented by our partner Caritas Hwange and funded by Caritas Australia. Through the program, Priscilla and her community learnt conservation farming techniques to grow drought-resistant crops to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Priscilla was able to produce a bumper harvest in her first year of practicing in conservation farming.

Priscilla also used the funds from her harvest to start poultry farming, where she can sell eggs to pay for her grandchildren’s school fees, books and stationery. The poultry farming provides a safety net for Priscilla and her family during times of hardship, like the current drought.

In addition to conservation farming training, thanks to generous supporters like you, Caritas Hwange has helped Priscilla boost her food security through a range of activities, including participating in a community nutrition garden to grow and sell vegetables, and rehabilitating the dip tanks to keep her cows healthy and reduce the prevalence of tick-borne diseases. Caritas Hwange also rehabilitated a community dam near Priscilla’s house, so cattle can have access to water all year.

While the situation in Zimbabwe and across eastern Africa remains dire, the work of Caritas Hwange means that Priscilla can learn the techniques, tools and resources she needs to build resilience and support her family during this current food crisis.

“We are indeed grateful to Caritas Hwange for the knowledge,” Priscilla said. “Today we have knowledge and skills that we didn’t have before and are able to use to earn a living.”

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Term 1 2023

Week 6

Monday 6th March - Labour Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 7th March to Friday 10th March - Yay Week

Week 7

Monday 13th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews begin

Wednesday 15th March - 8.45am P & F Meeting

Wednesday 15th March - 2023 NAPLAN begins--Yr 3 & 5

Friday 17th March - Gannon House Day

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 end

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

Friday 31st March - 8.45am Year 3 Assembly

Week 10

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

Thursday 6th April - 3pm Term 1 concludes

Friday 7th April - Good Friday

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

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

Public Holiday: Anzac Day - Tuesday 25th April

Public Holiday: Western Australia Day - Monday 5th June

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

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

Pupil Free Days in 2023--to be confirmed

Monday 24th April

Friday 2nd June

Monday 17th July

Friday 22nd September

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

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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 6: Stop and Think - How Do My Words and Actions Affect Me - and Others

Week 7: Act Don’t React

Week 8: Trust Is Something You Earn

Week 9: I Can Wait

Week 10: Finish The Things You Start

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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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Our school is subscribed to Parenting Ideas, which is now owned and run by one of Australia’s leading parenting experts, Dr Justin Coulson. As such, the membership is now called Happy Families School Membership and there have been some exciting changes to the platform. Please take the time to read the information below so you can keep enjoying these helpful parenting resources.


We’ll keep sending out the Insight articles with our school newsletter and you’ll now also have access to the Insights library of 300+ past articles via our school’s unique URL and password (more about that below).


Each term, you’ll have access to a LIVE parent webinar.

With webinars now being run live, this means participants can ask Dr Justin (or the guest speaker) questions in real-time. Just like for Insights, you’ll be able to access the webinars via our school’s unique URL and password (no more coupons!). The recording will be available for 12 months.



PASSWORD: happysecps

We recommend bookmarking this link. You should only need to put the password in once and the site will remember you.

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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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