Week 5 Term 2 2021
From the Principal
After a week of no masks and glorious sunshine it certainly helps us all to appreciate the little things in life!
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!
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!
"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!
Thank you Mr Dabbs!
What's Coming Up?
Monday 17th May
Kindy 2022 Interviews
Tuesday 18th May
Wednesday 19th May
P&F Milo and Muffin Day
National Simultaneous Story time
Friday 21st May
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
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
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
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!
Parent Article - Importance of Family Rituals
Parent Article - Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids
SCHOOL FEE REMINDER
$10.00 desks available for sale - grab a bargain! A great addition to your family room perhaps? :)
Heights of the desks are as follows:
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.
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!
Social Worker PARENT REFERRAL and CONSENT FORM
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.
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.
2021 Sacramental Dates
Online Entertainment Book
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.
Parenting Program Opportunities from the Community Health Nurse
OSH CLUB 2021
Below is a link to the OSH Handbook:
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.
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
Assistant Priest: Fr. Victor Manuel Lujano
Office Assistant: Roselle D’Souza