Weekly Reminders

Week 5 Term 2 2021

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From the Principal

Good afternoon everyone!

After a week of no masks and glorious sunshine it certainly helps us all to appreciate the little things in life!

Parent Workshop

Ms Clara Harris gives talks to organisations and community groups to reveal the mental health challenges she faced as the primary carer of her child. While her talk is about her journey as a parent of a child with Autism, this presentation is equally useful for anyone who wants to listen to a parent who has faced big challenges, learnt much along the way and is now on the road to a positive future. Staff will be attending too and we encourage any interested parents, whether you have a child with autism or not, to join us. Details are advertised below. If you would like to attend please email the Office ASAP. If you require your children to be minded so that you can attend please let us know in your email. Thanks!

Golf Clinics

Below is a little clip of some Year Two students participating in a golf clinic this week. Mr Davis applied for a sports grant last year and we were lucky enough to have been successful in securing it. The clinic will run for the next four weeks and is a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience another sport and to learn and develop new skills.


With NAPLAN behind us we now looking forward to the next seven weeks of learning time.

Thank you to all families for getting your children to school on time and for supporting them with their Purposeful Practice (Homework) - especially establishing a good routine and a positive environment at home. Keeping home life as relaxed, happy and organised as possible (despite the pressures, stressors and busyness of life) helps to support your child's physical and emotional wellbeing. Childhoods come and go very quickly so keep on making every day count!

Many thanks to those families who have volunteered to help us out at the School Busy Bee this afternoon - very generous and really appreciated! We will essentially by shovelling compost/woodchips into garden beds so please byo shovels, wheelbarrows etc!

Next Friday is Mazenod House Day and children and staff will be celebrating by attending a mini- assembly celebrating the life of St Eugene de Mazenod and the values that he stood for.

We look forward to watching the Year One assembly next Friday - another great opportunity to celebrate some of the wonderful learning going on in the classroom.

A friendly reminder, that as per our Healthy Eating Policy, parents are asked to please send a healthy, nutritious lunchbox of food each day so that children have the energy and nutrition they need for a full day of learning. Pies, pasties, chips, pizza, lollies and treats high in sugar are foods that should not be appearing in school lunchboxes - rather these need to be kept as ' sometimes foods ' after school. Thank you for placing a priority on this important area of your child's health.

At this week's P&F meeting we talked about incorporating Mums into a family breakfast rather than holding a Fathers Day breakie this year after being unable to run the Mothers Day morning tea due to COVID. We also discussed planning for the Milo and Muffin morning tea to be held next Wednesday and our School Disco plans. The next P&F meeting is to be held Wednesday 9th June 2021 and all are very welcome.

At the School Advisory Council level (formerly known as the School Board) we are currently looking at the feasibility of constructing a covered walkway along the path leading to the school hall and potentially along the path from the crosswalk to the end of the carpark. We are also in the process of strategic planning for the next three years.

Next weekend, 34 of last year's Year Six students who were unable to make the Sacrament of Confirmation due to COVID, will be conferred with this special Sacrament. We wish them all the very best and pray that together with the love and guidance of their families, the Holy Spirit will continue to give them the strength, courage and wisdom they will need to safely and joyfully navigate their way through the years ahead.

Parent Teacher Meetings

We are looking forward to seeing families from Years 1-6 soon for our Term 2 Parent Teacher Meetings.

Kindy families will have the opportunity to book their parent teacher meetings in Week 7 (31st May) ready for Week 9 and 10. A letter will come home to Kindy at the end of Week 6.

Wishing you all a great weekend everyone!

Kind regards

Tania Thuijs


"Swimming With Sharks" - A Special Presentation about Living with Autism - Join our Guest Speaker and book your seat on the 2nd June! We are really excited!

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Thank you Mr Dabbs!

Thank you Mr Dabbs for the great OFFICE DISPLAY BOARD highlighting the wonderful role music plays in our school! We look forward to the time when we can all enjoy some great performances by the choir and band as a whole school community!
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What's Coming Up?

Week 5

Monday 17th May

Kindy 2022 Interviews

Tuesday 18th May

Homework Club

Wednesday 19th May

P&F Milo and Muffin Day

National Simultaneous Story time

Friday 21st May

Mazenod Day!

Year 1 Assembly in the hall

Year 6 Eagles Cup


Saturday 22nd May 6pm and Sunday 23rd May 9.30am

Confirmation - Last year's Year 6 Candidate Masses

Week 6

Monday 17th may

Two Way Interviews Week 1

Wednesday 26th May

National Sorry Day

Friday 28th May

Year 6 Eagles Cup


Parent Letter - Booking Kindy Parent Teacher Interviews

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit - Weekly foci for the remainder of Term 2


Week 5: Cooperate with Others

Week 6: Find Ways To Work It Out


Week 7: See The Good in Every Situation

Week 8: Find Beauty in Everyday Things

Week 9: There is great joy in giving

Week 10: Don’t Let Anything take your JOY

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HEALTHY LUNCHBOXES - a really important parent responsibility!

A friendly reminder, that as per our Healthy Eating Policy, parents are asked to send a healthy, nutritious lunchbox of food for their child each day.

Clearly pies, pasties, chips, pizza and any lollies or sweet treats for example, do not fall into the 'healthy' category and are best reserved for being a 'sometimes food' at home.

Thank you for the gift you give your child by ensuring they have food that sustains them throughout the day and doesn't contribute to obesity or dental caries!

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Parent Article - Importance of Family Rituals

Parent Article - Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

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School Interviews - Follow the link to book your meeting!


Many thanks to all those families who have now either paid school fees in full, or are paying them via direct debit. Your support, timely payment and good communication with Gillian (School Finance Officer) is greatly appreciated. Any family who has not yet communicated your intended method of payment will be receiving a reminder to please do so next week. If you are experiencing financial difficulty please make an appointment to meet with Gillian and myself before the end of term so that we can discuss a way forward.

$10.00 desks available for sale - grab a bargain! A great addition to your family room perhaps? :)

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 asap 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!

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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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Online Entertainment Book

St Emilie's families are invited to purchase an online Entertainment app for $69.99 which lasts for a period of one year. Details are below!

The school receives approximately $14.00 commission from each sale which really helps our whole school P&F fundraising efforts!

If you want to save some money on accomodation, movies, food, attractions and so on this may be a good investment for you!

In addition you may be interested in the special one time only Mother's Day offer - see below!

Thanks for your consideration everyone.

Gillian Norris


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Parenting Program Opportunities from the Community Health Nurse

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OSH Club is up and running for 2021 and provides a helpful service for St Emilie's families who may require short or long term childminding before and /or after school.

Below is a link to the OSH Handbook:


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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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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