Weekly Reminders

Week 3 Term 1 - Week Commencing Monday 13th February 2023

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Dear Families

Welcome Mass

Our opening Mass for 2023 on Wednesday was a special way to welcome in the new school year. Thank you to our Year 6 classes for organising the celebration and all involved in making the Mass such a wonderful way to begin Term 1 and 2023.

Family Picnic

Please mark in your calendars the Family Picnic which is next Friday 17th February from 5pm to 7pm. Families are asked to RSVP and Pre-Order Sausage Sizzles on this form, by Monday 13th February. Please see below for more information from the P & F. We look forward to a wonderful evening at our Annual Family Picnic.

Year Group Reps for 2023

If would like to be a P & F year group rep for 2023, please email pandf@stemiliescps.wa.edu.au with your name and the year level you are interested in being a rep for.

P & F Meeting

Our first P & F Meeting for 2023 will be held this Wednesday at 8.45am in the staffroom. All members of our school community are welcome to attend.

School Photos

MSP Photography will be taking our school photos on Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1st March. More information will be in the Weekly Reminders next week.

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.

Annual Community Meeting

The Annual Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd February from 5pm in the Learning Hub. Please RSVP by Friday 17th February by emailing stemiliesadmin@cewa.edu.au. A light supper and drinks will be served at the conclusion of the meeting.

Sacramental Commitment Masses

Enrolment forms for children receiving a Sacrament were available from the Church foyer from the weekend of the 4th and 5th of February. The completed forms are to be brought to the Sacramental Commitment Masses on the weekends of the 11th/12th of February and the 18th/19th of February.

Parenting Article

This week under the Parent Reading heading, we have included an Insights article titled, 'Starting the Year Off Right' by Dr Justin Coulson. Getting back into a routine, being on time, sorting out school lunches… it’s a bit tricky. Best-laid plans haven’t quite been as smooth as you might have liked. To dial in your morning and evening routines, Dr Coulson suggests a few principles to help.


Stuart Munro


Family Picnic

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A friendly reminder that we are planning to hold our annual Family Picnic on Friday the 17th February from 5.00pm to 7.00pm on our school oval.

This is a P&F community event aimed at providing an opportunity for families to simply be together and to catch up with one another in a relaxed, social setting.


While you are very welcome to bring your own picnic dinner, a P&F Sausage Sizzle is also being offered as a cheap and easy alternative for any interested families.


While it is acceptable for parents to bring drinks to the event, responsible alcohol consumption is of course expected. There will be a limited bar of wine, beer and soft drink.

Confirmation of your Attendance

We ask that you confirm whether your family is planning to attend and how many people are coming.

Things for the Kids to do

All supervision of children is a parent responsibility on the night. Staff will set up a few activities on the oval for any children and Mums and Dads who would like to get involved.

Activities will run from 5.15pm – 6.15pm. Before and after this time, children are to either be sitting with their family or playing on the oval with a parent overseeing their movements.

Please note that for both legal and safety reasons no children are permitted to play on the playground equipment at all during the picnic. Children are welcome to bring a ball, a book, drawing gear or game to also keep them entertained.

Home time

At 7.00pm we ask families to please pack up and to take your own rubbish home. Respecting this end time means that pack up can happen while it is still light and staff can get home to see their own families at a reasonable time :)

Kindy in 2024

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Annual Community Meeting

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Welcome Mass

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School Photos

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Safer Internet Day - 7th February

This week we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for schools, communities and families to learn more about how to stay safe online. Safer Internet Day is observed globally and coordinated in Australia by the eSafety Commissioner.

Families can find out more about Safer Internet Day by visiting https://www.esafety.gov.au/newsroom/whats-on/safer-internet-day-2023

This week our Year 2 - 6 students took part in activities where they discussed and learned about the different ways that we can be safe online, especially when communicating with people we do not know in games and social apps.

Year 2 - Watched Jimmy Ree’s read the book “Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5”, where they learned about having rules at home to manage device use and what to do when they see something online that makes them uncomfortable. They then discussed a range of personal statements they could follow to stay safe when on their devices and created a digital poster on Seesaw of their top 5 statements.

Year 3 + 4 - Watched four short videos on eSafety that covered responsibility, respect, investigation and trusting their feelings. After watching each video, the students discussed the key messages and answered questions on Seesaw about each of the key characters and how they reacted to the online situations.

Year 5 + 6 - Engaged with a presentation about online friends and strangers. The students connected with a real life situation of a young girl who accepted a friend request from a stranger on a social media site which became uncomfortable for her. The students identified warning signs when chatting to people online and discussed how we can keep ourselves safe and to use the report/block functions as well as alert trusted adults when uncomfortable situations happen online.

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Term 1 2023

Week 3

Wednesday 15th February - 8.45am P & F Meeting

Friday 17th February - 5pm to 7pm Family Picnic

Saturday 18th February - 6pm Sacramental Commitment Mass

Sunday 19th February - 7.30am, 9.30am & 5pm Sacramental Commitment Masses

Week 4

Wednesday 22nd February - 9am Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday 22nd February - 5pm Annual Community Meeting

Friday 24th February - Year 6 Leadership Day

Week 5

Monday 27th February - Yr 4 to 6 Swimming Trials

Tuesday 28th February - School Photo Day 1

Wednesday 1st March - School Photo Day 2

Friday 3rd March - 8.45am Year 4 Assembly

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

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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P & F Volunteers

The P&F received an overwhelming response from families expressing their interest to help with school events. It certainly highlights the incredible community spirit we are blessed to have here at St. Emilie’s. A very heartfelt thank you. With any event, there are limited spaces for helpers. Please know though, that we appreciate your willingness and interest to help, the gift of your time, your support and contributions.

Volunteers are a valued part of the heart of our school community. Thank you once again for your expressions of interest.

P & F Fundraising

What are we fundraising for?

This year we are busily saving for the new Year 3-6 playground equipment.

In addition, P&F funds this year will be used to offset some of the cost of:

  • Mathletics
  • Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress
  • Literacy Pro
  • Sport Equipment
  • Digital Tech Resources
  • Library books
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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 kind person does nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value

others above themselves, not looking to their interests but to the interests of others.

Term 1 - Weeks 1-5 = Kindness


Week 3: ‘We’ not ‘Me”

Week 4: We All Rise By Lifting Others

Week 5: Empathy Is Understanding the Feelings of Others

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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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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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