Week 8 Reminders

and Celebrations - Term 4 2021

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God of Hope,

who brought love into this world,

be the love that dwells between us.

God of Hope,

who brought peace into this world,

be the peace that dwells between us.

God of Hope,

who brought joy into this world,

be the joy that dwells between us.

God of Hope,

the rock upon which we stand,

be the centre, the focus of our lives

in this Advent waiting time, and always.


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From the Principal

Dear Families,

Hoping you are all doing well.

A few important messages this week - especially in regards to the whole school Christmas Concert, so please read the notes below carefully.

Basketball Success

Congratulations to our Year Six Boys Basketball team, who lost by just 1 point in the semi final of the State Championship on Wednesday - and although it was disappointing for the boys, all of them can hold their heads high after such a fabulous effort! Many thanks to Mr Munro for taking on the big job of coaching the team on the day - and to parents for their support. Well done to all involved!

First Sunday of Advent

This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season.

Advent means 'coming' in Latin and this special time gives us an opportunity to prepare our hearts and homes for the coming of the Christ child, amidst the hustle, bustle, chaos and busyness of life.

Jesus was born, grew up, and then turned the values of the secular world on its head.

Love your enemies.

Forgive 70 times 7.

Serve the poor, the marginalised, the outcast, the powerless.

If you see a speck in the eye of another - first look at the log in your own.

And so much more...

May we each pause long enough in this Advent time to reflect on our own choices and motivations, and to try hard to walk in the big footsteps of Jesus.

Thanksgiving Mass and Morning Tea

You are invited to join us at our Whole School Thanksgiving Mass this Wednesday, 1st December. Following Mass, the morning tea is a low key, informal opportunity to simply share a cup of tea in the small hall and catch up with friends prior to the holidays. Please bring a very small plate to share if possible.

Christmas Concert

Below is a FAQ note detailing all you need to know about our whole school Christmas Concert next Thursday the 2nd December. Please note that we are asking parents to collect children early - by 1.30pm on this day to give children an opportunity to eat and rest before a big night.


Our Graduation celebration will be held on Monday of Week 9, 6th December. We look forward to praying with our students and to remembering and celebrating their wonderful St Emilie's journey. 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 next week - more details are below. 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.

Staff for 2021

The Staff List for 2021 will be published in next week's Week 8 Weekly Reminders. Class Lists will then go home in Week 10.

Let's make the end of Term 4 a great one!

Despite the busyness, we continue to work hard on keeping things as calm, organised and relaxed as possible here at school, so that staff, students and families can end the year on a happy and positive note!

Kindest regards

Tania Thuijs


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Eight lucky Year Fives Visited Parliament House!

This week a small group of selected Year Fives were invited to a special lunch by our local State member, Mr Terry Healy MLA. They were able to ask lots of questions, view Parliament in session, eat yummy food and were very positive about the whole experience!
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Congratulations from Mr Munro

Congratulations to the Year 6 Boys St Emilie's Interschool Basketball team who made the semi finals of the All Stars Basketball School Slam Series at Bendat Basketball Centre on Wednesday. The boys competed hard all day and won 4 games against Alkimos PS, Ashdale PS, Quinns Beach PS and South Halls Head PS. They were unlucky to lose by 1 point in the semi final to All Saints College. Thanks to all the families that came and supported the team. A big thank you to Patrick, who helped with the coaching on the day. The 8 boys who

represented the school should be extremely proud of all they achieved in the tournament.

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This week we touched base with Gabriel and his Mum and Dad who, as you may recall, became stranded back in Columbia when they went to visit a very ill family member. Teachers have been planning lessons remotely for them for the past two years.

Despite being isolated for a long time they are doing as well as can be expected.

We are all hoping that the family will return to Australia mid next year.

Please keep them all in your prayers.

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Parent Information about the School Christmas Concert - PLEASE READ!

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Important Calendar Dates


Sunday 28 November

1st Sunday of Advent

Week 8

Wednesday 1 December

9am Whole School Thanksgiving Mass and Community Morning Tea

Thursday 2 December

5:15pm Edudance and Christmas Concert

Sunday 5th December

2nd Sunday in Advent

Week 9

Monday 6th December

5.00pm Year 6 Graduation Mass and Assembly

Tuesday 7th December

Pre-Primary Celebration Day

Wednesday 8th December

Kindy Celebration Day

2pm P&F Meeting

Thursday 9th December

Year 1-6 Afternoon Celebrations

Semester 2 Reports available on SEQTA

Friday 10th December

Year 6 Big Day Out

Last Day for all Students

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Semester 2 Reports

Semester 2 PP to Year 6 reports will go live on SEQTA Engage on the afternoon of Thursday the 9th of December.

All families have received an email with details about how to log in to SEQTA earlier in 2021.

A reminder to all Year 6 families that you must download and save all reports on SEQTA Engage by the end of Week 9 as you will not have access to these once your Year 6 children move to High School.

Please contact the School Office if you require any assistance.

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Year 6 families are required to let the school know how many family members will be attending for seating and catering purposes. Thank you.
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BOOKLISTS for 2022

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are you vaccinated yet?

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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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Vacation Swimming Lessons - VAC SWIM

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the 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

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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

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

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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