Weekly Reminders

Wk 3 Term 2 - for the Week Commencing 9th May

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From the Principal

Good afternoon everyone

Many thanks for a great Week 2 everyone.

The sunshine has put a spring in everyone's step and we hope that your week went well.

Open Classrooms

You will receive a link to your child's VIRTUAL Open Classroom this afternoon via email (more details below). We hope you enjoy this simple opportunity to take a peek into your child's classroom!

Happy Mother's Day

A very happy Mother's Day to all our wonderful, Mums! May your special day be a really happy and hopefully, very relaxing one. Here at school we have done our best to plant the seed that the day is less about pressies and more about doing the simple things right -

a cuddle, a kiss, a special note, not arguing or fighting with brothers and sisters and generally being the best they can be for you :)

The Year Two Mother's Day Assembly and morning tea was a lovely way to celebrate our Mums and it heralds a new way forward with reconnecting with one another. Thanks to all those who were able to attend and to all those wonderful people who assisted us in any way.

Many thanks to Jain Chow (P&F President) and her special P&F helpers who organised the beautiful bag of goodies you received today. It is important that we recognise and appreciate the hard work of others that brings a little sunshine into our day! The ladies spent the better part of the day getting these ready for all our mothers.

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)

Our school will receive the WA Government supply of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) shortly. Over the coming days we will outline the procedures by which these RATs will be distributed to you for use by your child if they become symptomatic or if they are close household contacts.

Please be mindful that while these RATs are safe for use by children, they should only be administered under the supervision of an appropriate adult.

Any positive COVID-19 result should be reported on the school’s COVID-19 Self-Reporting Portal and positive COVID-19 RAT results must also be reported on the WA Health RAT Register, as is required by the WA Government. Thank you.

Condolences to Father Jean-Noel Marie

This week our dear friend and Parish Priest, Father Jean- Noel Marie lost his much loved father. The funeral will be held here at St Emilie's in a couple of weeks. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

A Friendly Reminder

Parents are reminded that how you communicate with staff really matters. If you need to express an opinion, share a complaint, or other, it is a very high expectation that you do so in a consistently respectful manner. It is also important to appreciate that even with the very best of intentions, teachers may not always be in a position to return your email or call on the same day that something happens. Please rest assured that as a staff, we like, and we need to hear what you have to say, however, how you say it, is important.

Ritchell Lim Releases a new Single

You may have been lucky enough to hear Ritchell Lim sing at our Christmas Concert last year. Please read more below about how you can support one very talented, local singer.

Kindest regards

Tania Thuijs


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Congratulations to all our Mums who won our Class Raffles!

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Thanks to the P&F for their beautiful gifts for our Mums!

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Supporting a local Singer /Songwriter

The wonderful Ritchell Lim, St Emilie's vocals coach and singer /songwriter, has just released a song for mothers called, 'A Mother's Sacrifice'. It is a really beautiful song and a bargain for the $1.69 being charged on on itunes/apple music.

You can of course listen to it for free on Spotify but it would be wonderful if we could all support this young artist by purchasing a copy.

Ritchell is a singer/songwriter with thirteen years experience on the international music scene.

Blind virtually since birth, Ritchell's heightened awareness of sound has helped her to create vibrant, exuberant and joyous music.

Ritchell has toured Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, entertaining audiences with everything from pop songs, to ballads, to playful jazz.

In 2011, Ritchell was invited to perform with Guy Sebastian at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on live international television.

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Well done on your great assembly Year Two's!

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Mother's Day Morning Tea

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We gathered ...

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We chatted ...

We enjoyed one another's company!

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We won the raffle! :)

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We met new additions to families!

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Enjoy your special day everyone!

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Virtual Open Classrooms

All families will have received a letter containing a link to your child's VIRTUAL OPEN CLASSROOM today.

Please try to find 15 minutes to sit with your child at some stage over the next week or so to take a look at your child's efforts and to ideally complete the feedback survey also.

On your behalf I thank all our teachers for their hard work in getting this together for you.

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P&F Meeting Wednesday the 11th May

Our first face to face P&F Meeting for the year will be held in the staffroom at 8.45am this Wednesday, the 11th May at 8.45am. All welcome.

Depending upon numbers, we may need to move to another location however we will decide this once we have an idea how many people will be attending.

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Sacramental Dates and Information - Updated

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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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Making the Federal Election Count for Catholic Schools

As you will be aware, the Federal Election is to be held on Saturday the 21st of May.

Below we have attached a CEWA publication called ' Building a Brighter WA' which provides key facts and information about the importance and value of Catholic Education in Western Australia.

A copy of the Federal Election Priorities is also included for your reference.

When you have moment it would be really great if you would have a quick read in order to be well informed prior to the Federal Elections.

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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 :

Email: stemilie.office@iinet.net.au

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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 3 Gentleness Focus = I AM GRATEFUL

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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

High School Open Days

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