Week 4 Reminders

and Celebrations - Term 4 2021

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From the Principal

Dear Families,

Wishing you all a really lovely weekend ahead!

Another great week here at St Emilie's with our Interschool Athletics Team coming third overall.

Today is National Teacher's Day and we held a simple morning tea to thank and celebrate our wonderful staff. On your behalf I sincerely thank them for -

- all the time, care and expertise they give to their vocation

- their generosity of time, their creativity and their passion

- their humour and kindness

- their genuine interest and dedication to supporting and challenging each and every child in

our school to be the best version of themselves they can be and to give their best effort to all

they do!

Thank you staff - your efforts are noticed, valued and appreciated.

What: St Emilie's End of Year 2021 Concert

When: Thursday 2nd December

5.00pm Arrival Time

5.15pm - 7.15pm

Where: On the School Oval

- Families will be asked to plan well ahead - your parking plan; saving the date; picnic rug, low

chairs, food, babysitter for younger children if required.

- We are relying on all children to attend, however if you know that you will be away, it is

important that we KNOW as soon as possible for planning purposes, thank you.

A note providing further details will come home closer to the date.

The Edudance Concert will run from 5.15pm - 5.50pm (PP-Yr 6) and the Christmas Concert will run from 5.50pm - 7.15pm (Kindy - Year 6). All year levels will sing a song and the choir will also perform throughout the night.

The weather is always the great unknown, so please cross your fingers.

COVID is also another variable, however all we can do is continue to be guided by the directives we receive and, so far, so good.

Events like this one take a considerable amount of time and planning. We hope that you enjoy the effort the children and staff have gone to in a relatively short space of time, amidst the many Term 4 demands. We hope it will be a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the year together.

Booklists 2022

Please make sure that you read the note below regarding next year's booklists. It is important, in order to avoid disappointment, that you read the note carefully and highlight due dates. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the School Office.

2021 St Vincent De Paul Appeal

With up to 17 per cent of Western Australia's 610,000 children and young people estimated to be living in poverty, it is timely to be sharing a note detailing our annual SVDP appeal for families in need. This initiative is a great way to teach our children about the real meaning of Christmas and to brighten up the lives of some families in our local community. Thank you for your anticipated support.

If you want to read more about child poverty in WA please go to: https://www.ccyp.wa.gov.au/our-work/projects/child-poverty-in-wa/

Attendance and the opportunity to learn

Families are reminded of the importance of children attending school every day. Teachers spend much time and effort planning and providing many different learning opportunities that help to set your child up for success, however lack of continuity can greatly impact learning opportunity.

Thank you for all your efforts to organise appointments outside of school hours.

Thank you for understanding that school holidays are when family holidays need to be taken.

Thank you for keeping your child home when they are unwell but sending them back when they are restored to good health.

Thank you for valuing your child's education.

Please remember that if your child is absent, it is a parent's responsibility to write a dated and signed note detailing the reason for the absence. 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:


Year 6 for Year 7 2022 - Orientation Dates

Below are the Orientation dates for some of our feeder high schools. As you will appreciate, it is very challenging for teachers, with children going off in various directions, on various dates this term. Year 6 parents are asked to please advise us if your Year 6 child will be attending a different Orientation date to any of the ones listed below so that we can plan accordingly. Thank you.

23rd November

- Corpus Christi

26th November

- John Bosco

- Mazenod

- St Brigid's

2nd December

- St Norbert's

Check out the NEW WAYS NOVEMBER Calendar below - some simple ways of spreading happiness in your own hearts, in your family and in our community!

All the very best everyone and have a great weekend!


Tania Thuijs


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Congratulations to our Interschool Team

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Ta Dah!

Presenting our 2021 Year 3-6 Interschool Team for 2021 - congratulations girls and boys!

Please check out the website for more photos and details about the day!

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Well prepared...

Beanies and smilies all round at the Interschool Athletics comp today - who would have thunk that we would need beanies and rugs at the end of October? :)
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Check out Charlie's acting skills (pictured above, right) - yep, it was raining and there was a little hail but you can't fool us Charlie - we know you LOVED it!! :)
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Thank you PrePrimaries for your Topsey-Turvey Office Display!

As part of their guided INQUIRY learning, Pre-Primary kids are thinking laterally and creatively about common fairytales this term... fairytales with a twist - looking forward to finding out more!

Year Five Excursion

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On Wednesday, 27th October, the Year Five students travelled to the WA Museum Boola Bardip to learn more about the many stories that have formed the history of Western Australia.

Boola Bardip means 'many stories' in Whadjuk Nyoongar; the Country on which the Museum sits.

We worked in small groups to explore the museum and we learnt about the significance, history and identity of WA. We discovered different ways the Aboriginal peoples remain connected to the land and we reflected on the importance of working together to continue to sustain this beautiful land we share.

Despite the weather, we had a fantastic day and we can’t wait to explore more of these themes in class over the remainder of term four.

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BOOKLISTS for 2022

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Two Way Interviews in Term 4 - Information

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A Whole School Community Effort for those in need ...

Dear St Emilie's Families,

Please read the letter below that invites you to make a small donation towards our annual support of St Vincent de Paul, who do such wonderful work in the community.

Next week each class will be collecting items that will go towards creating 35 large Christmas hampers for local families doing it very tough at the moment.

We will also be setting up our Christmas Tree in the Office with our Wish Upon a Star tags in mid November. This allows any families who would like to buy a small gift for children of these families, to do so.

Many thanks for your generous support - it is very much appreciated by the families themselves and by all the volunteers who deliver them.

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KIndy Play date for 2022

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Week 4

Monday 1st November

All Saints Day

Tuesday 2nd November

All Souls Day

Kindy Health Assessments

3pm-4pm Homework Club

3pm-4pm Chess Club

Wednesday 3rd November

8am Community Mass Year 1

Kindy Health Assessments

6pm School Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday 4th November


Friday 5th November

Edudance (half day)

Week 5

Tuesday 9th November

3pm-4pm Homework Club

10th November

8:45am P&F Meeting

11th November


9am-10am Kindy 2022 Play Date

11am Remembrance Day

12th November

Edudance(half day)

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Adult Faith Learning - Preparation for Advent


Wednesdays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, (4 sessions) Online. In preparation for Advent, this course will explore the meaning and content of Christian hope, and the centrality of Christ’s Incarnation to Christian hope. Delving into the writings of St Paul, Pope Benedict XVI, St Pope John Paul II and Josef Pieper, we will learn about the theological virtue of hope, how it is essential to our human nature and divine calling, how the theological virtues of faith, hope and love weave intricately together to bring us to union with God and how Christian hope keeps us ‘forever young’. We will also discuss the efficaciousness of the Holy Spirit, receiving Christ Incarnate in the Eucharist, and prayer, fasting and almsgiving to grow Christian hope and combat hopelessness (despair, acedia and presumption) to prepare our hearts in hope for the coming of our Saviour. Cost: $20. Presenter: Ms Natalie Thomas. Further info or to register, https://cfe.org.au/our-courses/essential-preparation-for-advent-the-meaning-of-christian-hope-online/ email mailto:cfe@perthcatholic.org.au or call 08 9278 0261.

Wednesdays, 10am to 11.30am, (4 sessions) Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre). Cost: $30. Presenter: Ms Natalie Thomas. Further info or to register, https://archdioceseofperthcommunicationsoffice.cmail20.com/t/d-l-atlijkk-tdvjkiuhj-u/

email cfe@perthcatholic.org.au, or call 08 9278 0261.

Book Club

Book Club Orders close this Monday 25th October. Please note this will be the last order for 2021 and all orders need to be processed through the Loop.
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Change to Permission Notes

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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Parenting Opportunities in your local area!

Below is a link to Communicare's Term 4 FREE Parenting workshops.

There are some great 'one off' and series of workshops including:

  • Setting Boundaries
  • Circle of Security
  • Protective Behaviours
  • Toilet Training
  • Posiitve Discipline in Everyday Parenting
  • Tuning into Kids
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Preparing children for School

The brochure has a synopsis of each opportunity at the bottom.

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School Uniform Reminder - no old style uniforms in 2022

Parents are reminded that the two-year transition to the new school uniform ends at the end of this year.

All children are expected to be wearing the new-style school uniform as of the start of Term 1 2022.

If you are given a pre-loved uniform or purchase one from an outgoing family, please check that they are the correct version of the uniform.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Pre-Primary Parents - School Uniforms for 2022

A friendly reminder to Pre-Primary parents that now is the time to organise your child's school uniform for 2022.

As you will be aware, we no longer run a uniform shop on site. Image Embroidery are our local supplier.

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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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 service 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

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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