Weekly Reminders

Wk 6 Term 3 - Week Commencing Monday 22nd August

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Dear Families

First Holy Communion

We keep in our prayers this weekend our Year 4 students who are receiving First Holy Communion. There are over 80 children from the parish who will receive the Sacrament of the First Eucharist this weekend across 3 Masses.

Choir & Dance Troupe

Best of luck to our Choir who perform this coming Tuesday 23rd of August, and to our Dance Troupe who perform on Thursday 25th August. The Choir perform at the Vasto Club, Balcatta and the Dance Troupe at the Perth Convention Centre. We thank staff, for their time and for sharing their talents, ensuring our students perform to the very best of their ability.

P & F Volunteers/Raffle

We have received an overwhelming response from parents expressing their interest to volunteer for upcoming events. May we take this brief moment to say, THANK YOU. For those parents who would like to contribute by way of a gift donation towards raffles/prizes, may we kindly ask that your donation is given on Friday 26 August, together with your completed Volunteer Form. The collection of all gift donations will only be done on that day. Many thanks again for your expression of interest to assist and your much-valued contributions

RAT Test Distribution

Today, the eldest child in each family (K-6) will be bringing home a box of 20 RAT TESTS today, for each child attending St Emilie's. These tests are compliments of the WA Government. An email went out to all families earlier today with more information pertaining to the distributions of these RAT tests.

Family Breakfast & VIP Experience at House Athletics Carnival

The family breakfast will be held on Friday 2nd September at school. Please see the note below for more details. For the first time ever, there will be a raffle offering a VIP experience at the House Athletics Carnival on the school oval on Friday 16th of September. Our P & F are an amazing team so please support the breakfast and the VIP experience.

OSH Bake Sale

Thank you to our families that contributed to or support the OSHC Club Bake sale today. The community response was overwhelming and we are very grateful for the support of a wonderful initiative brought to us by the OSH Club leaders, Alyvia and Jay. All proceeds will go to the Red Nose Appeal.

Respecting Agreed Start and Finish Times

A gentle reminder that supervision starts at 8.20am, so no child should be dropped off before that time. This is also the case at the end of the school day, supervision concludes at 3.20pm, and all children should be picked up by that time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Catholic Assistant Principal Conference

Mrs Tonkin and I will attend the Catholic Assistant Principals Conference at the end of next week. The theme for the conference is “iLead the Magic of Mathematics”. Mrs Harvey and Mrs Aroozoo will lead the school in our absence.

Positive COVID Cases

If your child tests positive to COVID, please ensure that you enter the result on the CEWA portal and also on the Health Department.



Parenting Article

This week under the Parent Reading heading, we have included an Insights article titled, 'Parenting introverts and quiet kids' by Michael Grose. His article says that parenting introverts can be a challenge particularly if you are an extrovert yourself. Adopt the mindset that introversion is normal, indeed a strength, and put steps in place to help an introverted child feel both comfortable in their own skin and confident navigating the world at large.


Stuart Munro


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Fuse Cup--Rocket League eSports WA event

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Yesterday, our Year 6 Rocket League eSports team represented St Emilie’s Primary School in the Regional FUSE Cup event at the Methodist Ladies College. Zane, Thomas, Sam and Jiro have been giving up their free time for the last few weeks, to train together and practice their teamwork and mechanical skills.

Our students competed against the other schools in the Year 5 to 8 WA league, including Methodist Ladies College, North Harrisdale, St John Bosco, Kolbe, Calista Primary, St Mary’s and Corpus Christi College.

Our students performed amazingly, with both of our teams winning all 3 of their heat games by a large margin and moving on to the quarter final knockouts. We paused for a screen break and enjoyed spending time with the other schools on the fantastic MLC grounds in the beautiful weather as we ate some food and had a run around.

Returning to the competition, our teams won their matches and moved up to the semi-finals to compete for the podium places against the Corpus Christi College teams. Both teams worked very hard but eventually conceded their games and took out equal 3rd place overall.

Again, St Emilie’s have shown that we are strong contenders in the eSports space. This was an amazing achievement for our first year of competitions within the FUSE Cup. The students represented St Emilie’s in such a caring and kind manner, whilst performing at a highly competitive standard. We are so proud of their amazing work!

Aaron Kubicek

Digital Technologies and eSports

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Science Front Office Display

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Performing Arts Information for Term 3

St Emilie's School Choir will perform on Tuesday 23rd August at the Vasto Club, Balcatta from 11.15am to 12.45pm.

Tickets for parents who wish to attend are available through 'Try Booking' on the Spirit of the Arts website http://www.spiritofthearts.com.au Tickets are available from the 4th of July.

Dance Troupe will perform on Thursday 25th August at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Tickets will be available through Ticketek from Monday 18th July.

More information will be sent home to Dance Troupe members.

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Term 3 Key Events

Saturday 20th August 6pm Holy Communion Mass

Sunday 21st August 9.30am Holy Communion & 5pm Holy Communion Mass

Week of Mon 22nd Aug YAY Week - no homework/homework club/chess club/mtgs

Tuesday 23rd August - St Emilie’s School Choir - Vasto Club, Balcatta

Thursday 25th August - Dance Troupe - Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Monday 29th August - Book Week

Tuesday 30th August - Story Quest Book Week Incursions & Book Week Dress Up Day

Wednesday 31st August - 8.45am P & F Meeting

Friday 2nd September - P&F Family Breakfast

Friday 2nd September - Year 1 Assembly

Week commencing 5th September - Year 1/2 Hand/Eye (all week)

Wednesday 7th September - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting

Friday 9th September - 8.45am PP Assembly & morning Tea

Friday 9th September - House Field Events Day--Years 4 to 6

Monday 12th September - De Vialar House Day -

Wednesday 14th September - 4 – 6pm Open Classrooms

Friday 16th September - House Carnival (onsite) -

Saturday 17th September - 6pm Confirmation Mass

Sunday 18th September - 9.30am Confirmation Mass

Wednesday 21st September - 9am Mission Mass

Thursday 22nd September - Last day for students

Friday 23rd September - Pupil Free Day

Term 4 Key Events

Thursday 13th October - Yr 6 Graduation Photo

Tuesday 18th October - Yr 6 Basketball Carnival

Friday 21st October Colour Fun Run - (in school time)

Monday 24th October - Interschool Jumps Day

Tuesday 25th October - Interschool Athletics

Wednesday 26th October - P&F Meeting - 8.45am

Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th October - Bully Zero In-class workshops for children

Tuesday 1st November - All Saints Day

Wednesday 2nd November - All Souls Day -

Wednesday 2nd November - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting

Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th November - Year 6 Camp

Monday 21st November - Pupil Free Day - Two Way Interview Day

Wednesday 23rd November -P & F Meeting–8.45am 2023 Planning mtg -

Wednesday 30th November - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting

Friday 2nd December - Edu-dance Concerts

Tuesday 6th December - Graduation Mass, Supper and Item

Wednesday 7th December - Kindy & PP Celebration Day

Thursday 8th December - Year 1 to 6 Afternoon Celebration

Thursday 8th December -3.30pm Semester 2 Reports online

Friday 9th December - 9am Whole School Thanksgiving Mass and Morning Tea

Friday 9th December - 10.30am to 2.30pm Year 6 Big Day Out

Friday 9th December - Last Day for Students

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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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Weeks 6-10 = Goodness

Week 6: Goodness is Standing Up for what is Just

Week 7: Choose to do Good - do the Right Thing

Week 8: Goodness is Helping Others

Week 9: Goodness is Acting with Integrity

Week 10: Goodness is Being Honest and Truthful

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When an individual receives a COVID-19 positive result, the individual is deemed by WA Health unlikely to suffer from re-infection for a period of 4 weeks. Therefore, further Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) testing when subsequently unwell is not required during this time, as a COVID-19 positive result may be returned throughout this period while the initial virus is being shed.

However, where a person is unwell within their 4-week period and are showing symptoms of COVID-19, WA Health reiterate that the impacted person should remain home until symptoms subside, particularly where symptoms are respiratory in nature (e.g. productive cough).

All unwell COVID-19 symptomatic students should remain home and refrain from coming to school.

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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 for an appointment early.

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School Social Worker

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Lynwood Senior High School Programs

Lynwood Senior High School Specialist Soccer Academy is holding trials on the 18th August 2022 and 20th October 2022 of Term 3 and 4.

Our Environment and Life Science (EaLS) Specialist Program is holding testing on the 15th September 2022 and 20th October of Term 3 and 4.

Parents/Careers can find our application through our website www.lynwood.wa.edu.au under Specialist Programs.

All applications can be emailed to Bree.Faranda@education.wa.edu.au along with the student’s most current school report.

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Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water. Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

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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 HERE.

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Eucharist Masses

Please note the Sacrament of 1st Eucharist Masses for 2022 will be held on the following dates:

Saturday 20th August at 6pm Mass

Sunday 21st August at 9.30am Mass

Sunday 21st August at 5pm Mass

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


Email: stemilie.office@iinet.net.au

Safeguarding Parish Workshop

This workshop will be held in the small school hall and presented by Barbara Blayney (Director- Safeguarding Program).

25th Aug (7pm- 8pm): Family & Domestic Violence

About Barbara Blayney, who is presenting the workshop:

Barbara joined the Archdiocese of Perth as Acting Director in 2022. Barbara has worked with the Safeguarding Program previously and provides insight into overseeing the implementation of the National Safeguarding Standards through policies, procedures, and practices. With a background in governance and human services, it is Barbara’s mission to help create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive Archdiocese.

Safeguarding Aim

The Safeguarding Program aims to raise awareness of our collective responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults within the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth. The program is based on a fundamental belief that all children and vulnerable adults have the right to physical and psychological safety at all times. We aim to prevent harm within parishes and agencies by building a culture that promotes safeguarding, putting the needs and welfare of children and vulnerable adults first. We aim to ensure our church workers are informed and willing to commit to safeguarding our children and vulnerable adults. We aim to provide policy and practice to create a safe environment and where there is an avenue of responding appropriately to any concerns, complaints, or allegations of harm. http://safeguarding.perthcatholic.org.au/

Free to register for the workshop, contact Liselle 0420906399 ladyliselle@gmail.com

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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 in Term 3 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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