St Emilie de Vialar, our Patron Saint
St Emilie de Vialar, our Patron Saint was born on September 12, 1797, in France and was the founder of the Society of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition, a religious congregation dedicated to the care and education of the poor and disadvantaged.
St. Emilie de Vialar is remembered for her compassion and commitment to helping those in need, particularly in the fields of education and healthcare. She is an inspiration to many for her selfless dedication to serving others, and her legacy lives on through the work of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition.
St Emilie’s. Catholic Primary School
First known as Canning Vale Catholic Primary School, St Emilie’s. Catholic Primary School was established in 2002 with 40 students. St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School has now grown into a vibrant, co-educational and multicultural primary school of approximately 450 students, from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Christ is at the centre of all we do here at St Emilie’s. The cross lies at the centre of our logo to remind us that we are never alone and that Christ has no body now, but ours. We have each been called to go out and be the hands, the feet, the eyes of Christ in our world. This is both a challenge and a gift.
The two leaves symbolise growth here at St Emilie’s – as individuals, as a community and as lifelong learners. We are each called upon to nurture one another through word and action, so that we can realise our fullest potential – academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
The quadrants represent the four key stakeholders in our community – students, staff, families and parish. We believe in the power of teamwork and of the potential for achieving quality outcomes when all stakeholders work closely together in a spirit of mutual respect, trust and collaboration.
We walk together as ‘children of the light’. We walk without fear. We walk with trust that the light of Christ will shine brightly in our lives and in our school community and show us the way to a life journey based upon mutual respect, inner strength, courage, kindness, goodness, compassion, truth, forgiveness and justice.
Colour Royal Blue
The royal blue symbolises our God-given freedom and the strength and peace we find in our faith and in respectful relationships with one another.