Week 7 Term 4 - Week Commencing Monday 21st November 2022
Pupil Free Day--Parent Teacher Interviews
Monday 21st November is a Pupil Free Day, this day is set aside for parent/teacher interviews. If you missed booking an interview please contact the class teacher directly.
School Fees 2023
In 2023, there will be no increase to the fees at St Emilie's. Catholic Education in WA provides an important choice in schooling for more WA families than ever, and St Emilie's remains committed to providing the high quality, Christ-centred and child-focused education that our families have come to expect.
Please ensure that you are following the correct procedures for drive-through in the morning and the afternoon. It is important for the safety of all that families use the crosswalk and do not cut through the drive through area.
Farewell Morning Tea
After the whole school 9am Thanksgiving Mass on Friday 9th December, there will be a community morning tea to farewell staff leaving St Emilie's at the end of 2022. We ask that each family that would like to attend to please bring a plate to share.
Sacramental Dates for 2023
The Parish Sacramental Team met with Fr Jean-Noel on Tuesday and have confirmed the Sacramental Dates for 2023. Please see below for these dates and put them in your calendar for next year if your child is receiving a Sacrament in 2023.
Vinnies Christmas Appeal 2022
Please read the letter below that invites you to make a small donation towards our annual support of St Vincent de Paul, who do such wonderful work in the community. Next week each class will be collecting items that will go towards creating 35 large Christmas hampers for local families doing it very tough at the moment.
We will also be setting up our Christmas Tree in the Office with our Wish Upon a Star tags in mid-November. This allows any family who would like to buy a small gift for children of these needy families, to do so. Many thanks for your generous support - it is very much appreciated by the families themselves and by all the volunteers who deliver them.
Booklists for 2023 went home two weeks ago with all students from Kindy to Year 5. Please make sure that you read the note below regarding next year's booklists, there were also digital copies of the booklists in the Week 5 Weekly Reminders. In order to avoid disappointment, it is important that you read the note carefully and highlight the due dates. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the School Office.
Year 1 in 2023 Uniform
We encourage our PP families to begin the process of organising school uniforms for 2023. The contact details and opening times for Image Embroidery are at the bottom of the Weekly Reminders.
Positive COVID Cases
From 14 October, the following requirements apply to Catholic Education Western
Australia students. Where a positive COVID-19 test result is returned, it is recommended that students stay home until symptoms have resolved.
If your child tests positive to COVID, please ensure that you enter the result on the CEWA portal and also on the Health Department.
This week under the Parent Reading heading, we have included an Insights article titled, 'The art of good conversation with young people.' by Lucy Snowball. Good conversation with young people comes down to time – creating the time and space and then using that time wisely. The art of good conversation teaches us all to build great communication skills, skills that improve our quality of life enabling us to express ourselves clearly and confidently through every aspect of our life.
Vinnies 2022 Christmas Appeal
Remembrance Day Thank YOU
Pupil Free Day Parent Teacher Interviews - Monday 21st November 2022
Sacramental Dates for 2023
Term 4 Key Events
Monday 21st November - Pupil Free Day - Two Way Interview Day
Wednesday 23rd November -P & F Meeting–8.45am 2023 Planning mtg -
Wednesday 23rd November - Champions Cup Basketball
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
2023 Term Dates
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
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. We now have a handy volunteer roll and will call upon persons when and where there is a need. We appreciate your understanding.
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:
- Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress
- Literacy Pro
- Sport Equipment
- Digital Tech Resources
- Library books
Google Calendar and Weekly Reminders
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.
Term 4 - Weeks 6-10 = Patience
Week 7: Go with the Flow
Week 8: Slow down - no need to rush
Week 9- Persist with Things That Are Difficult
Week 10: Stay calm under pressure
Sometimes we lack the patience needed to let things run their course. And by taking action at the wrong times, or in the wrong ways, we create problems that wouldn’t have otherwise happened.
Or as Lao Tzu said, “Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them. Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe.”
And when we try too hard to force a particular outcome, anything or anyone that keeps us from making it happen, can seem like an enemy. Even loved ones.
There are times when certain circumstances, or people, keep us from doing things that need to be done. But often that’s not what gets in our way. It’s our own desire to control an outcome that either can’t or doesn’t need to be controlled.
The idea of allowing things to work themselves out, or waiting for solutions to present themselves, seems unrealistic and passive. But this “go with the flow” philosophy is not about accepting everything as it is and never trying to change things.
It’s not about inaction. It’s about recognising when it’s time to take action, and when it’s time to let things be. It’s about controlling the things that can and need to be controlled, and learning to accept the things that can’t.
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.
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS POST INITIAL POSITIVE RESULT
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.
School Social Worker
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 http://education.wa.edu.au/vacswim
Parish Bulletin for this Weekend's Masses
RCIA Registration 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
Uniform Shop Contact Information
Phone: 08 9456 2324
Fax: 08 9456 2325
Address: 26 Tulloch Way, Canning Vale WA 6155
Follow this link to:
St Emilie's Uniform Procedure
Monday - Thursday:8:30am – 5pm
Friday:8:30am – 4.30pm
Saturday – Sunday:CLOSED
Keyed Up Music
KEYED UP MUSIC LESSONS
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