Weekly Reminders

Week 9 Term 4 - Week Commencing Monday 5th December 2022

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Dear Families

EduDance Concert

Well done to all our PP to Yr 6 students who performed so well at the two EduDance concerts this afternoon. Thank you to Tracey Voysey from EduDance who has worked so hard with the students for the last 8 weeks.


Our Graduation celebration will be held on Tuesday of Week 9, 6th December. We look forward to praying with our students and to remembering and celebrating their wonderful St Emilie's journey. There are no restrictions on family members who can attend these celebrations. We will begin with a Mass at 5pm in the Church followed by a light supper and assembly with presentations. We ask that families please park in the school car park as there is another Parish Mass immediately after the Graduation Mass. Many thanks to those choir members who are joining us and generously sharing their gifts on the night.


Student reports via SEQTA will be ready for viewing in Week 9. Please remember that the formal report is just one small part of a much bigger picture and that parents play a very key role in communicating respectfully and encouragingly to your child.

If your child is not returning to St Emilie’s in 2023, you will need to access SEQTA Engage and your child/ren’s Reports this year. Once 2023 begins your access to the St Emilie’s SEQTA Engage will be revoked by the system. Please ensure that if you would like a copy of any Reports, you download and save them, before the end of this year.

Staff for 2023

The Staff List for 2023 is published below. Class Lists will then go home in Week 10. Please note that class requests for 2023 closed on Friday 28th October.

Band and Choir

Thank you to Mr Dabbs and the Band and Choir who performed for the PP to Year 6 students on Monday afternoon. It was great to hear the music and songs that they have practised throughout the year.

Thanksgiving Mass/Farewell Morning Tea

At 9am on Friday the 9th December, we will have our Whole School Thanksgiving Mass to celebrate the wonderful year we have had in 2022. After the whole school Mass 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.

Holiday Homework

We do get some families asking teachers at this time of year for holiday work for their children to do over the Christmas break. Below is what we recommend for students to do over the holidays;

  • Read

  • Write a holiday journal about each day of the holidays

  • Keep reading

  • Play outside

  • Read some more

  • Practise times tables

  • Read to an adult

  • Help clean the house

  • Play a board game

  • Help with shopping

  • Play inside

  • Relax

  • Help with cooking

  • Play outside

  • Read a little bit more

  • Spend quality time with family and friends

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.




Stuart Munro


Band & Choir

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Year 5 Parliament House Excursion

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Water Fun Day- Yr 1-6

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Years 1-6 Water Fun Day is on Thursday 8 December.

Years 4-6

11:10am - 12:10pm

Years 1-3

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Students are to bring bathers and MUST have a rashie or t-shirt to wear over the top, They will need a towel, hat, and thongs in their sports bags, and are to apply sunscreen please.

Staff List Semester One 2023

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Term 4 Key Events

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 - 3pm Term 4 2022 Concludes

2023 - Term 1

Monday 23rd January - Office opens

Week 1

Wednesday 1st February - Students begin

Wednesday 1st February - Parent Information Evening

  • 5pm to 5.30pm - Session 1
  • 5.45pm to 6.15pm - Session 2

Saturday 4th February - Sacramental Enrolment Forms available for Church-complete and bring to Sacramental Commitment Mass

Week 2

Wednesday 8th February - 9am Welcome Mass

Saturday 11th February - 6pm Sacramental Commitment Mass

Sunday 12th February - 7.30am, 9.30am & 5pm Sacramental Commitment Masses

Week 3

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

Week 4

Wednesday 22nd February - 9am Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday 22nd February - 5pm Annual Community Meeting

Friday 24th February - Year 6 Leadership Day

Week 5

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

Week 6

Monday 6th March - Labour Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 7th March to Friday 10th March - Yay Week

Week 7

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

Week 8

Tuesday 21st March - Harmony Day

Wednesday 22nd March to Friday 24th March - Year 6 Camp

Friday 24th March - Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews end

Week 9

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

Week 10

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

Term 1: Wednesday 1st February to Thursday 6th April

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

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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:

  • 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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Term 4 - Weeks 6-10 = Patience

Week 10: Stay calm under pressure

Term 1 2023 - Weeks 1-5 - Kindness

Week 1: Make Everyone Feel Welcome

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

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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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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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School Social Worker

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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 http://education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

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Parish Bulletin for this Weekend's Masses

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Sacramental Dates for 2023

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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

Email: Jean-noel.marie@perthcatholic.org.au


Email: stemilie.office@iinet.net.au

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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 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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