Weekly Reminders

Wk 6 Term 2 - for the Week Commencing 30th May

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Yesterday was National Sorry Day.

Every year on 26 May, Australia pauses to acknowledge the grief, trauma and loss suffered by the Stolen Generations.

The effects of the Stolen Generation live on in the hearts and minds of every Indigenous Australian.

National Sorry Day reminds us all to reflect on the trauma that our fellow Australians now hold in their cultural story and to work alongside our Aboriginal and Torres Islander people, to create a better and brighter future for their families and for future generations.

It is important for us all to talk about these important dates on the calendar with our children and to support them to understand some of the bigger issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and for us all.

National Reconciliation Week

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Each year from 27 May to 3 June Australia acknowledges National Reconciliation Week. This is a time for all Australians to pause, reflect and learn about the history and culture of First Nations peoples, and explore ways we can continue to shape Australia into a reconciled nation.

The dates that bookend National Reconciliation Week commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum (on 27 May 1967), and the High Court Mabo decision (on 3 June 1992).

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2022 is Be Brave. Make Change. This theme calls on all Australians to make change beginning with brave actions in our daily lives – where we live, work, play and socialise.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations schools and importantly as a nation.

Each one of us is encouraged to keep striving for a more just, tolerant, and equitable nation, in a spirit of unity and mutual respect.

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From the Principal

Good afternoon everyone and hoping you are all doing well.

Morning Teas

It was lovely to catch up with some of our Kindy Mums and Dads at the morning tea in the hall after drop off today. As you will read below, another morning tea is to be held after the Year 5 assembly, as well as a morning tea for Mums with young children every second Tuesday.

5 weeks until the middle of the year!

Can you believe that we are now half way through Term 2 and have just five weeks of term left to go? It really feels like time is absolutely flying here at school! Nonetheless, the children are settled and engaged in classroom routines, and while there are a number of students still being affected by COVID, overall, we are doing well in managing and maintaining a calm and organised school environment and appropriate learning continuity.

2 Way Parent Meetings

As you will be aware 2-Way Meetings commence in Weeks 7 and 8 of this term.

We encourage all families to book a time as this meeting gives you an opportunity to hear how your child is progressing so far and what is being done to support their learning - academically and socially. It is also a good time for you to share any important information with the teacher.

These meetings can be either face to face or a phone call . They are another form of reporting and as such are an important way of sharing important information.

Accessing your child's Formal School Report for Semester 1

Formal school reports will once again be made available via Seqta Engage, which is an online Parent Portal where your child's semester report is located.

Pre-Primary to Year 6, Semester One reports will be available to families on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 28.

We recommend that parents access your account prior to reports being released at the end of term.

In previous years, you created an account on our online portal page for Seqta Engage. To access your Seqta Engage account, please click HERE.

Using the username and password that you originally created, you will be able to log on and see your child/rens report when they become available at the end of term.

Pre-Primary families and families that are new to St Emilie's, will receive an email during Week 7 along with a link to create a new account on Setqa Engage.

Student Reports - one part of a bigger picture

Below is an article by Michael Grose with some good reminders for parents about how to read your child's school report. Parents are reminded that your reaction to the report needs to be measured and wise, ensuring that your child is well supported and encouraged.

Encouragement and gentle challenge will result in a child remaining motivated and positive about themselves and their learning. Likewise, being highly critical of the child's results, and /or the teacher is very de-motivating and contributes to unnecessary anxiety.

Absent Staff

We had a better week this week in terms of missing staff, however as you would be aware, schools continue to be challenged by a lack of relief staff during these COVID times. Parents need to continue to be patient when it comes to staff who are absent due to COVID or indeed for any other reason. If your child's teacher is away and you have a question that needs answering, please send it via Admin and they will ensure that it makes it to the relief teacher and /or Leadership team.

School Disco

A huge thank you to our P&F team and parent volunteers for their work in the background with planning the children's disco for Friday the 10th June.

As you will see in the note below, the disco's are approximately 50 mins for the K-2 children and an hour long for Years 3-6. Anecdotally, we find this timing to be just the right amount of time for the children after a long day at school. It is also respectful of both staff time and parishioners who attend a Parish Mass at 6.00pm. We look for ward to an enjoyable evening and thank all parents for teaching your child to be grateful for the extra opportunities they receive, both at home and at school. Thank you to Mums and Dads too of course as you will be doing the drop offs and pick ups on a Friday night! :)

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

Kindest regards

Tania Thuijs


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ADMIN OFFICE DISPLAY - thank you Kindy classes!

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How many Kindy staff does it take to put up the Office display? :) hahahaha!
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Check out the title - Kindy GARDEN - get it? :)

And you maybe wondering what a red lobster is doing on the left hand side of this wonderful display about sustainability?

Well, it's a BUTTERFLY of course!! Ah, we love Kindy kids!

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The Kindy crew have been busy gardeners out in the sunshine with the help of our friends at Bunnings! As part of their Sustainability unit they have been learning all about REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and a whole lot more!


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Eagles Cup

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Three Year Six friends heading off to their respective Eagles Cup games!

Glorious weather and excitement in the air!

News just to hand - footy team won! Netball team won! Soccer team not so lucky today :)


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School Disco 2022

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Mazenod House Day

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With a Generous Heart

Congratulations to our Year 6 students who lead the Mazenod House Day assembly this week.

St. Eugene de Mazenod was a very important figure in St. Emilie’s life. Each year students are reminded about the work of their House namesake, of the motto that represents their House and of the values that we hope to continue emulating today in our daily interactions with each other.

The students and families of Mazenod are thanked for their generous donations to the St Patrick's community in Fremantle.

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The Federation of United Schools Esports (FUSE) Cup

is an international network of schools connected in providing young students with an opportunity to participate in a safe, supportive and structured national esports competition, while developing positive gaming behaviours and digital wellbeing.

The format :

  • is online for Years 5 and 6 students
  • involves live competitions
  • is safe, structured, supervised, supportive and social
  • is inclusive and values focused
  • is age appropriate, using console based games that are exclusively non-violent
  • is focused on digital wellbeing through the development of positive gaming behaviours
  • is associated with partner, Kids Helpline
  • is coordinated by highly experienced, reputable and well respected educators

Morning Tea

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This morning tea is available to all Mums with little tots - a great way for their child to socialise with other children and for Mums to have some time out and socialise too! :)

friendly reminders

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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

Help plant trees in our local community!

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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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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 6 Peacefulness Focus = Find ways to work it out

Our Week Five focus is - Find Ways To Work It Out

Whether at home or at school, sometimes we don’t always agree or see eye to eye. In fact, it can be difficult to always have to wait for our turn or follow someone else’s rules to a game etc. However, despite all of this, it is important that we ‘find ways to work it out’. Often this entails compromise, communication, agreeing to disagree and the sense that in the long run and overall things will be fair.

We are encouraged to listen to the views of others, in turn knowing they too have a chance to voice their point of view and be heard.

We remember that in those times when our view may differ from someone else that everyone needs

  • Love
  • To be heard
  • To be understood
  • To belong
  • Autonomy
  • Acceptance
  • Respect
  • Trust
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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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