Week 5 Reminders

and Celebrations - Term 3 2021

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From the Principal

Dear Families,

I hope everyone is in good health and I hope you have enjoyed a really good week! August is rapidly disappearing isn't it? How quickly the days go by! May we continue to make the most of each and every day that we are blessed with, by supporting one another to 'not sweat the small stuff' and to help and guide our children to be the very best versions of themselves they can be, through good role modelling and wise parenting.

Take care everyone and happy weekend!

School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council met again on Wednesday evening this week to talk about what has been happening here at school, budget matters, capital and maintenance projects being planned for and where we are heading strategically into the future. Many of you will notice the name change. Since CEWA has become Incorporated, The School Board is now known as an Advisory Council.

Our School Advisory Council members are a really great bunch of parents with a genuine desire to support the whole St Emilie's school community. At the end of the year there will potentially be one or two positions left vacant. If you are at all interested in joining us next year please look out for the 'Expression of Interest Form' that will be advertised shortly. Likewise, please feel fee to talk to a Council member or Stuart or myself if you would like any more information.

Parish Raffle

Many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket in the Parish raffle - your support is very much appreciated.

The draw of the Parish Raffle is now scheduled for Sunday 26 September 2021 after the 9.30 am Mass. Good luck everyone!

School Band

Congratulations to each and every member of our school band who performed at the Vasto Club today. They are a great bunch of kids who have turned up to practises enthusiastically and worked hard as a team. A huge thank you to Mr Nick Dabbs for his ongoing dedication to supporting the music program in our school. His passion and efforts are very much appreciated and make a genuine difference in the lives of our kids.

Year 6 Parents

Please note the dates and times of the Parent/child Confirmation Workshops below. You can choose which session you plan on attending. An external facilitator will run the workshop for us. Looking forward to seeing you and your child there.

Kindest regards

Tania Thuijs


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Congratulations to the VINOD family on the safe arrival of their new baby boy Declan! An exciting time for you and our community!

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Absent or late?

If your child is absent or late for school the explanation note must be sent to BOTH the

Class teacher: eg mailto:first name.surname@cewa.edu.au

and to:

Admin : mailto:StEmiliesAdmin@cewa.edu.au

This is an important parent responsibility and a legal requirement.

Thank you.

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St Emilie's Family Breakfast - Friday 3rd September!

We are looking forward to enjoying your company on Friday the 3rd of September at our annual brekky as we celebrate our FAMILIES and our whole school community!

While this is normally a Father's Day celebration, this year we will be celebrating Mums, Dads families and the St Emilie's school community as we weren't able to celebrate Mother's Day this year due to COVID restrictions.

We are crossing our fingers and toes that:

- We stay in Phase 5 so that we can safely hold the event

- The weather will be kind :)

- That the P&F will hear from some volunteers to help cook and serve


- Everyone will come ready to enjoy their breakky burger and to simply catch up with friends and introduce yourselves to a new friend!

Please see the Note/Order Form below!

Thanks everyone and looking forward to seeing you there!

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Vacation Swimming Lessons - VAC SWIM

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and summer school vacation holidays.

VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable swimming safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

How is your family going with eating fruit and veggies?

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A short 3 minute clip for your kids to watch! :)


Fruit and veggies are essential for healthy bodies now and for our future health outcomes.

Try and do a bit of a fruit and veggie audit of your family meals ...

How are you going including a wide range of coloured fruit and veggies in your child's diet each day?

What do your child's lunchboxes look like?

How might you be able to camouflage more veggies into your child's diet if necessary?

Setting up healthy bodies as a child, is a gift for life!

Thanks to all those Mums and Dads who consistently prepare simple, healthy lunchboxes each day -that are not too overloaded.

Keep up the great work!

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These first five weeks of term we have a focus on LOVE.

Next week our LOVE mini focus is showing love by being positive and affirming others ...

Week 1: Love One Another

Week 2: Make sure everyone is included

Week 3: Help everyone feel important and special

Week 4: Be positive and affirm others

Week 5: Love is treating other people as you would like them to treat you - with care and respect

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Homework and PP Homework Club Term 3

There are 4 PP grids this term:

Week 2 and 3

Week 4 and 5

Week 6 YAY WEEK - no Homework and no Homework Club this week!

Week 7 and 8

Week 9 and 10

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What's Coming Up?


Week 5

Science Week

Tuesday 17th August

Homework Club

Wednesday 18th August

1.20pm - 2.40pm Body, Balls and Brains

4.00pm & 5.30pm Confirmation Workshop

Thursday 19th August

4.00pm Confirmation Workshop

Friday 20th August

11.30-2.00pm Dance Troupe Rehearsal

7.00pm-9.00pm Creative Dance Performance

Saturday 21st August

6.00pm First Holy Communion Mass

Sunday 22nd August

9.30am & 5.00pm First Holy Communion Mass

Week 6

Book Week

Monday 23rd August

8:30-12pm Choir Performing @ The Vasto Club

Tuesday 24th August

Pre-Primary Bunnings Incursion


Wednesday 25th August

Kindy and Pre-Primary Body Balls & Brains

Year 4 Bush Tucker Incursion

Saturday 28th August

6pm First Holy Communion

Sunday 29th August

9:30am & 5pm First Holy Communion

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2021 Sacramental Dates

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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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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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Keyed Up Music Lessons here at St Emilie's - information for you

Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard, guitar and voice lessons this term after school. Lessons start at $18.65 for groups of four per lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 6107 8841 or 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

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St Emilie's Parish is holding an RCIA Inquiry Night at the School Hall on Sept 1, Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, to inquire about RCIA or those Catholics who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Everyone is welcome!

You can contact the organiser by emailing: lenngonzales@hotmail.com or phoning 0413103959

Helen Gonzales

RCIA Coordinator

St Emilie Parish

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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