Week 2 Term 1 - Week Commencing Monday 6th February 2023
Thank you so much to all in our wonderful community for the smooth start to the 2023 school year. It was great to see so many smiling faces on the first day of school on Wednesday. Thank you to all the parents that also attended the parent information sessions in the evening.
On Wednesday 8th February at 9am, we will join together for a Community Mass to celebrate the start of the new school year. If any parents would like to join us in this celebration, please feel free.
School Fee Statements
School Fee Statements will be emailed to families next week. If you have a new Health Care Card this needs to be sighted and a new form completed as soon as possible.
Annual Community Meeting
The Annual Community Meeting will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 22nd February in the Learning Hub. There will be more details in the Weekly Reminders next week.
On Tuesday this week, Fr Jean-Noel presented to the whole staff a session on the life of St Emilie de Vialar. The vibrance and passion of the way Father spoke about St Emilie and her charism made us all feel like we were walking beside her in her life.
Welcoming & Commissioning Mass
On Tuesday Mrs Tonkin, Mrs Harvey and myself attended the annual Welcoming and Commissioning Mass at St Mary's Cathedral. Close to 1200 staff from Catholic schools from the Archdiocese of Perth were in attendance. It was a beautiful mass, and wonderful to begin our year in prayer and celebrating the Eucharist, with our Catholic Education Colleagues.
Sacramental Commitment Masses
Enrolment forms for children receiving a Sacrament will be available from the Church foyer from this weekend, the 4th and 5th of February. The completed forms are to be brought to the Sacramental Commitment Masses on the weekends of the 11th/12th of February and the 18th/19th of February.
Students in Years 4-6 are invited to attend swimming training at Riverton Leisureplex.
Dates: Tuesday 7th and 14th February
Time: 7:15am - 8:00am
Entry Fee: Free for students (covered by St. Emilie's) spectator fees may apply.
Transport: Students will need to make their own way to and from the venue
Training is not compulsory and attendance will have no influence on Inter-School team selection. It is very important the children expressing interest are proficient swimmers (ie can swim at least 50m nonstop), as we will not be teaching swimming, but we will be building on their fitness and technique.If your child is interested in attending, please contact Mr Davis: email@example.com
Please mark in your calendars the Family Picnic on Friday 17th February from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Details about the evening, will be in next week's reminders.
An important reminder that student safety is of the utmost importance here at St Emilie’s. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the carpark and drive-through procedures. Additionally, we highly recommend that you share this information with grandparents/relatives/friends that may collect your child/ren.
St Emilie’s has established a drive-through system to facilitate a safe and efficient means of delivering and collecting children by car without the need to park. A one-way system around the school block has been designed for both morning drop-off and afternoon pickup, to ensure traffic movement is predictable, safe and efficient. All cars must enter via the Amherst Road roundabout entrance.
Please click here to view the procedure and map. With the change in finishing times for our Pre-Primary students, we anticipate we may need to review this procedure in the weeks to come. Please ensure anyone who is picking up your child/ren at drive-through has a name tag displayed. Contact the office if you need additional name tags. There is also some information below from the City of Gosnells about safer school parking. Please read this information as well.
We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
Parent Information Night
First Week of School
Mass at the Cathedral
Year 6 Science
This week, the Year 6G students learnt about the different layers of the Earth. They investigated how the tectonic plates move on the Earth’s crust. Shaving cream was used to represent the mantle and a salada biscuit acted as the tectonic plates that form the Earth’s crust.
Term 1 2023
Wednesday 8th February - 9am Welcome Mass
Saturday 11th February - 6pm Sacramental Commitment Mass
Sunday 12th February - 7.30am, 9.30am & 5pm Sacramental Commitment Masses
Wednesday 15th February - 8.45am P & F Meeting
Friday 17th February - 5pm to 7.30pm Family Picnic
Saturday 18th February - 6pm Sacramental Commitment Mass
Sunday 19th February - 7.30am, 9.30am & 5pm Sacramental Commitment Masses
Wednesday 22nd February - 9am Ash Wednesday Mass
Wednesday 22nd February - 5pm Annual Community Meeting
Friday 24th February - Year 6 Leadership Day
Monday 27th February - Yr 4 to 6 Swimming Trials
Tuesday 28th February - School Photo Day 1
Wednesday 1st March - School Photo Day 2
Friday 3rd March - 8.45am Year 4 Assembly
Monday 6th March - Labour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 7th March to Friday 10th March - Yay Week
Monday 13th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews begin
Wednesday 15th March - 8.45am P & F Meeting
Wednesday 15th March - 2023 NAPLAN begins--Yr 3 & 5
Friday 17th March - Gannon House Day
Tuesday 21st March - Harmony Day
Wednesday 22nd March to Friday 24th March - Year 6 Camp
Friday 24th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews end
Wednesday 29th March - 4pm to 6pm Open Night
Wednesday 29th March - 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday 30th March - Interschool Swimming Carnival
Thursday 30th March - Open Day Tours
Friday 31st March - 8.45am Year 3 Assembly
Thursday 6th April - 8.45am Holy Week Tableau - Year 5
Thursday 6th April - 3pm Term 1 concludes
Friday 7th April - Good Friday
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.
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.
A kind person is friendly, generous, and considerate. He/she thinks of others, listens carefully,
is warm-hearted and makes others feel welcome. A kind person knows the value of doing good
deeds for other people.
Term 1 - Weeks 1-5 = Kindness
Week 2: Treat Others The Way You Like To Be Treated
Week 3: ‘We’ not ‘Me”
Week 4: We All Rise By Lifting Others
Week 5: Empathy Is Understanding the Feelings of Others
2. Please ensure you are emailing the class teacher along with admin, if your child is going to be taken out of school early for an appointment.
Raising Healthy Minds
School Social Worker
Parish Bulletin for this Weekend's Masses
Sacramental Dates for 2023
St Emilie's Parish
Office hours: 9:00am to 3:30pm, 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 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