Weekly Reminders

Week 6 Term 1 2021

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From the Principal

Hi everyone and hoping your short week has been a really great one!

The Family Picnic is on tonight between 5.00pm -7.00pm and we are looking forward to a casual community get together. While the weather isn't amazing, it is hopefully going to be a relatively dry and balmy-ish evening (crossed fingers) :)

The P&F team have organised the sausage sizzle and Rachael and Larissa have been zooming around getting things organised. Thank you to anyone who has volunteered to help out tonight and if you aren't helping out we hope you will be relaxing and reaching out to other families, in a spirit of fun and friendship - especially new families! Please take your own rubbish home and please also thank those you see cooking snags, providing music, supervising games etc. Mr Dabb's talented daughter Anna will be providing live music for your enjoyment this evening.

The whole team have opted to push on despite a few raindrops this arvo as the forecast for next Friday is thunderstorms! In the final analysis, the worst case scenario is that it drizzles a little and we may have to move undercover (bringing deck chairs might be a good idea). No matter what, we have a snagger and a drink ready for you and you can choose to just stay for an hour or for the whole two hours - all good.

See you all soon :)

Regards and best wishes everyone

Tania Thuijs


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Thank you Year Fours for your great CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA wall display and assembly!

Last Friday our Year Four class treated us to a terrific assembly reminding us of the importance of caring for our local environment and to not be a LITTERBUG! We heard some facts, and some terrific poems along with a catchy song!

Today classes were assigned various areas around our school to de-litter - bravo kids and let's take todays' CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA message - STEP US TO CLEAN UP out into our wider community and make a difference!

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Thanks to the parents who turn up, help out, and do it all with a smile and a 'CAN DO' attitude! :)

While it has been a very challenging time for schools in terms of trying to hold community events in a COVID environment, we continue to be so grateful to all families for - maintaining a positive attitude and for making the best of things - even with restrictions!!

Mums above are busy getting buns split for tonight and Leanne has just arrived with the balloons to show where Kindy and PP families are asked to meet up. Thanks so much ladies - your generosity is so special!

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A friendly reminder that we are asked to try to maintain physical distancing where possible and to use good personal hygiene to protect yourself and the general health of our community. Thank you for your ongoing goodwill and cooperation!
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Kids benefit from being read to at any age!

Above: Mrs Green reading a class novel with her Year Six class.

Here at St Emilie's teachers read to their children regularly throughout the week. This practice reinforces our whole school belief that reading for enjoyment is special - it is relaxing; it ignites our imaginations; it helps us to connect ideas; it improves our own vocabulary and much more!

We hope parents are also heading to libraries with your kids to find some great books to read as a family - a good book is the gift that just keeps giving!

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Are you interested in ordering some HOT CROSS BUNS for Easter while also supporting our school? Please use the attached order form- $8.00 per half dozen. Orders close Thursday 18th March.
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What's Coming Up?

Week 6

Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews Week 1

Science Photo Competition Details

Kindy Speech Screening Commences

Interschool Swimming Training @ Riverton

Guest Speaker for Year Six Parents - Becoming a Man/Woman

Year 3 Assembly

National Day Against Bullying

Week 7

Two Way Parent Teacher Interviews Week 2

Kindy Speech Screening Continues

Interschool Swimming Training @ Riverton

Year 6 Assembly

Gannon House Day


COVID and school - Phase 4

Parenting Ideas - Article

Parish Contact Details

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Two Way Meetings commence next week - how you can make the most of the experience!

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Science Photo Competition - Mrs Cogger

Atom Photography Competition

The theme for 2021 is Turbulence.

What is turbulence??

Turbulence: strong, uneven currents; state of confusion.

We have all experienced a period of disorder, but turbulence can also suggest growth. It is in the ocean waves and airstreams. It is the pulse of a movement, which means going places, shifting things or causing change.

Explore and capture ‘Turbulence’ on camera.

Be creative with your photography, and feel free to think outside the box when addressing the theme. Your photographs can be colour or black-and-white, realistic or abstract, they may include people or animals (or both, or neither).

Important details

You can enter up to 3 of your best photos only.

Your entry must include a short-written statement about how you have addressed the theme.

Follow the links on the ATOM website on how to enter your photo. You will need to create an account to upload your photo. Mrs Cogger cannot do it for you.


Prizes for winners of each of the five age-group categories include Ted’s Cameras gift vouchers valued at $500 for the two primary categories, $750 for the two secondary categories and $1000 for Open. Total prize pool: $3500.

Here is the direct link to create your account and upload your photos.


Entries close 23 April 2021. So, you'll have to start clicking away very soon!!

Good luck!

Your Family Details and Emergency Contacts

We are currently working on our Family Details Form and Student Medical Details Form coming to you in a digital format.

The benefits to families and admin staff are that these forms can be completed online, with details able to be changed quickly and easily. The form will not need to be filled out each year, simply updated if there is a change.

In the meantime, if your contact phone number/s, email address, emergency contact details or child's MEDICAL NEEDS have changed from last year, please email the Office as soon as possible. Thank you.

Have you changed your class year level on Lunches Online?

A friendly reminder that parents need to change the year level your child is in from last year on Lunches Online so that lunches get delivered to the correct classroom.

Thanks everyone!

School Fee Information 2021

School Fee Statements have now gone home.

Many thanks to those families who have commenced payment and returned the Payment Schedule Slip.

A reminder that fees can be paid:

- upfront

- weekly, fortnightly, or monthly by direct debit


Please note that the Payment Schedule section on the fee account needs to be RETURNED for processing by the Bursar once you receive it.

It is very important to maintain regular contact with me if you are experiencing financial difficulty and need to adjust payments for a period of time.

Families with outstanding fees from last year will be contacted shortly to come up with a payment plan.

Thank you and wishing you a wonderful year ahead

Gillian Norris

School Bursar

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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OSH Club is up and running for 2021 and provides a helpful service for St Emilie's families who may require short or long term childminding before and /or after school.

Below is a link to the OSH Handbook:


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Supporting Boys in Upper Primary School--Maggie Dent

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St Norbert's Enrolment Information

Enrolments for Year 7 in 2023

We have commenced our enrolments for 2023. Application forms may be obtained by phoning the Enrolment Officer, Mrs Hughes on 9350 5433.

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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

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