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Weekly Reminders

Term Two Week Eight – Commencing Tuesday 4th June 2024

Vision, Mission, Values

Vision

St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School promotes life-long learning, in a safe and nurturing environment. We build upon the example of Jesus, using the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, to ‘Grow in Grace’.

Mission

Our mission is to inspire, nurture and support children to grow, as confident and capable learners and as authentic Christian people, relating to an ever changing world.

Values

We respect ourselves and each other
We strive for excellence
We build well-being
We create a safe environment

From The Principal

Dear Families, 

Those of you who have been praying for rain, your prayers have been answered in outstanding fashion! The rain well and truly arrived at St Emilie’s this week putting an end to warm days and sunny skies at our school. 

We look forward to officially welcoming Winter next week and pray for much needed rain to replenish and soothe our dry state. We pray especially for those communities in Western Australia who depend on the rainfall for their livelihoods and for our food supply. 

Last week was a terrific week at St. Emilie’s as we celebrated Laudato Si Week. Laudato Si Week has been a brilliant opportunity for us as a Catholic community to share an important message about the importance of our planet, ‘Our Common Home’, as well as our calling as a Catholic community to leave our planet in a better state for our children. 

A huge thank you must go to the team led by Mrs Aroozoo and so ably supported by our children who have put in so much time and effort in ensuring this important message was shared this week. We look forward to celebrating Laudato Si Week in years to come. 

LifeLink Launch 
On Wednesday, Mr Munro will be accompanied by a group of students from Year Six, as they attend the LifeLink Launch Day at Newman College. LifeLink Launch Day is an opportunity for our senior children to represent our school in what is a very important social justice and fundraising initiative for the archdiocese. 

Over the coming weeks, we will share information about how the community at St Emilie’s can contribute to LifeLink which provides many services to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. 

School Disco Reminder – It is time to Fiesta!
This Friday, it is time to Fiesta at our School Disco. A huge thank you to our P & F Committee who have been planning for this event for months. For further information including ticket purchases, please scroll down to the P & F section of our Weekly Reminders. 

Eagle Cup Netball Grand Finals
This Thursday, St Emilie’s will be the site of the Eagle Cup Netball Grand Finals. St Emilie’s will have one team playing in the grand finals and we look forward to cheering on our team after lunch on Thursday! Good luck to all of the players involved. 

Car Park Check-In 
This week, I will be endeavouring to get out to different sections of the car park to observe how the traffic is flowing before and after school at our busiest times. With some upgrades to the car park planned for later in the year, this is a good opportunity to come and share your experiences of the school car park and in particular, if you have noticed anything that is working well in the car park or, anything that requires further attention. 

With the wet weather now settling in for the Winter, another reminder to please be safe in the car park and exercise patience getting to and from school. 

I have to give a huge shout out to the staff at the school who rain, hail or shine can be seen out in the weather ensuring our children get to where they need to go safely.

Lunch Orders @ St Emilie’s
A reminder to all parents and carers that children at St Emilie’s can order their lunch on a Wednesday via school lunch online. For further details, please see the website information page under the Parent Tab.

Community Noticeboard
Did you know that we have a Community Noticeboard at St Emilie’s? The Community Noticeboard is updated regularly and can be found outside the gate to the Early Years space. 

Uniform Update 
Earlier this year, information was shared with the community in regard to the supply of uniforms here at the school and that at a School Advisory Council level, we are currently investigating the best fit for the supply of school uniforms here at the school.  

Image Embroidery has recently advised me that they are currently out of stock of the following items: 

  • Girls Main Skorts Size 6 and Size 14 and above 
  • Boys Main Shorts Size 12 
  • Sports Shorts Size 6 

Currently, a large order that Image Embroidery has placed is stuck overseas in customs and therefore Image Embroidery has moved to air freight some supply of uniforms to ensure availability upon the school’s request. 

I would also like to advise parents and carers that upon the school’s request, this shipment contains larger sizes of shorts and skorts to accommodate those who require these sizes. 

Staff Profiles 
Over the course of the year, we will be sharing Staff Profiles of staff from our school. Now that you have been introduced to our new staff members in 2024, it is our pleasure to reacquaint you with some more familiar faces. This week, we share with you the profile of Mrs Lauren White who forms part of our amazing team of Support Teachers working from the St Emilie’s Learning Hub. 

Focus on the St. Emilie’s Catholic Primary School Code of Conduct
At St. Emilie’s Catholic Primary School, we pride ourselves on ensuring that children, staff, families and the wider community are safe when onsite here at school. To allow us to create and maintain a safe environment at all times, St. Emilie’s Catholic Primary School is bound by a code of conduct. The St. Emilie’s Catholic Primary School Code of Conduct outlines a minimum standard of conduct in all behaviour and decision-making to ensure that our children are safe at all times. The code of conduct applies to every single person in our community and those who come onsite at school inherently agree to abide by the code of conduct. Visitors to the school during the day formally agree to follow the code of conduct when they sign in for their visit. 

This week we unpack ‘Standard Seven – You give impartial, honest and accurate information about the education, safety and well-being of students.’ 

At the heart of this week’s conduct statement is that our staff make the best decisions they can in relation to the well-being and education of the children at St Emilie’s. This involves investigating the advantages and disadvantages of all options related to the child and communicating these to all relevant stakeholders including the parents and carers of the child, so the best outcome can be achieved. 

Educators, parents and carers must know and be fully aware of the role that they play in the development of the children in their care and as such know when to seek assistance from others. 

As staff at St Emilie’s, we commit ourselves to seek out first hand, factual information and disregard rumour, gossip and second hand information that does not serve our purpose. We call on parents and carers in the community to do the same. 

The St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School Code of Conduct can be accessed on the school website by clicking on this link.

WA Day Public Holiday – Monday, 3 June 2024
This week will be a short week as the school will be closed on Monday, 3 June for the WA Day Public Holiday.  

Parent Circle: Thursday, 6 June – Mindful Adult Colouring In Session
This week at Parent Circle, community members are invited to take time to join in with an adult colouring in session. Morning tea will be included on the morning so please, come on down and join the fun. 

Chris Burns

Principal

Staff in the Spotlight

Mrs White

  1. Name
    Lauren White
  2. Role @ St Emilie’s in 2024?
    Support Teacher on Tuesday & Wednesday (in the Learning Hub).
  3. Favourite part about being a staff member @ St. Emilie’s?
    Getting to work in such a supportive and friendly environment, surrounded by wonderful people. The shared lunches are amazing too!
  4. What makes St Emilie’s a great community to be a part of?
    Everyone is so warm and welcoming, and there is such a genuine sense of teamwork throughout the school. I feel so blessed that my children get to be students here as well.
  5. Favourite pastime/hobby?
    Pilates, taking our puppy for a walk, listening to audiobooks and podcasts.
  6. Favourite food?
    I love variety and trying new foods, but I do have a big sweet tooth and can’t go past chocolate.
  7. Favourite holiday spot?
    I loved visiting Scotland during my European travels.
  8. Favourite sport/team?
    Dockers
  9. What are you most looking forward to in the year ahead at St Emilie’s in 2024?
    Getting to work with a many different students across the school, and watching their skills and confidence grow.
  10. What does the school motto ‘Growing in Grace’ mean to you personally?
    Supporting each other to be the very best versions of ourselves. To always be open to new learnings and points of views, as well as being willing to help others without expecting anything in return.

Enrolments

IMPORTANT - Calling All Sibling Enrolments NOW

Interviews for Kindy students 2025, have begun this TERM, it is imperative that we have any enrolment forms for Siblings that may be due to begin Kindy next year. Please ensure you have submitted the enrolment for your child as soon as possible.

An application for enrolment can be collected from Administration or by visiting the School Website.

If you have a child who will be going into Kindy in 2025 (born between 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021), please ensure you submit an Enrolment Form application to Administration.

URSTRONG

Friend-o-Meter

Check out the URSTRONG Facebook page and be sure to follow it. It is a wonderful page, full of new resources available to you.
Additionally, every family here at St Emilie’s has access to a  FREE Membership with URSTRONG.

  • Activate your FREE Parent Membership and explore all the resources available to your family.
  • Explore the hundreds of resources available to you!

The Friend-o-Meter is a visual tool that we use to help students assess how they are feeling in their friendships. Like a thermometer, the Friend-o-Meter indicates whether a friendship is in the healthy (green) or unhealthy (red) zone. 

Friendship Fact #1: No Friendship (or Relationship) is Perfect reminds students that it’s normal and okay for a friendship to sometimes dip into the Red-Zone. The key, however, is that they take action to get the friendship back into the Green-Zone. For example, if the friendship is in the Red-Zone because of a Friendship Fire, that means they need to work their way around the Friend-o-Cycle. The goal with all relationships is that they are in the Green-Zone MOST of the time!

Our Year Four students went out into nature to collect all shades of natural materials to first make a large visual Friend-o-Meter, as a class.  They then used the materials to fill in their own Friend-o-Meter.  This fun, creative lesson allowed students to play with the Friend-o-Meter and think about how it applies to their friendships.  

Key Calendar Dates

Term Two 2024

Parents are encouraged to subscribe to our Calendar on our Website for the most up-to-date Calendar events.

Week Eight
Monday 3rd June – Western Australia Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 4th June – Homework Club

Wednesday 5th June – 6pm – Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday 6th June – Parent Circle

Friday 7th June – School Disco (Fiesta Theme)

Week Nine
Tuesday 11th June – Homework Club

Wednesday 12th June – Staff Meeting

Friday 14th June – Year Five Assembly

Week Ten
Monday 17th June – Feast of St Emilie de Vialar

Tuesday 18th June – Homework Club

Wednesday 19th June – 9am Feast of St Emilie de Vialar Mass
Wednesday 19th June – Staff Meeting

Thursday 20th June – Parent Circle
Thursday 20th June – 1.30pm to 2.45pm St Emilie’s First Reconciliation

Friday 21st June – Year Four Assembly

Week Eleven
Wednesday 26th June – 3.20pm Staff Meeting

Thursday 27th June – PP to Year Six Reports go on SEQTA Engage (pm)

Friday 28th June – Crazy Hat/Hair Day – Fundraiser for LifeLink
Friday 28th June – Term Two Concludes

Term Three
Week One
Monday 15th July – Term Three begins

Wednesday 17th July – Staff Meeting

Thursday 18th July – 9am to 10.40am House Cross Country (Year Three to Six)

P&F News

Parent Information for the Disco

Fiesta Disco

FIESTA SETUP CREW

 🌟 A huge thank you to all parents who expressed their interest to help with our disco main hall setup on the morning of Friday, 7th June!
We’ll be in touch with those selected by this evening with further setup details. While we can only accommodate a limited number of helpers this time, there’s plenty more fun on the horizon! Keep an eye out for more exciting P & F events coming your way. Your enthusiasm and support make our school community a brighter place! Thank you.

PREPPING FOR FIESTA FUN

🎉 Behind the scenes, we’ve been busily prepping for the Fiesta! From craft sessions to take home art projects, parents and kids alike have joined in the fun, bringing our community closer together through our collaborative spirit.

Muchas gracias to all who’ve lent a hand. Special mention to the Lawrence, Oscar, Chow, Bonetti, Harris, Taylor, Wallis and Malelo family for their extra hours and to Choe Chew who came back to share her amazing artistic talent.The anticipation is building and, we might be going a little ‘poco loco’ but hey, that’s part of the excitement! Viva la fiesta! Don’t forget to get your child’s ticket via https://www.trybooking.com/CSCHY before 6pm Thursday 6th June.

Parent Circle

Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Self Control

Self-control is the capstone virtue of the Spirit, and it is the key to your spiritual integrity. It is the virtue that determines how effectively you build all the other spiritual virtues into your life. Without self-control, you will not operate with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness.

Self-discipline is the Greek word egkrateia, which means the self-discipline to exercise power over yourself. It is keeping yourself under control. It is Spirit-empowered self-mastery over your inner desires, thoughts, actions, and words. It is the cornerstone spiritual virtue in your battle against the old nature.

Your spiritual integrity is largely determined by your commitment to biblical self-discipline. Without this foundational virtue, there will be very little growth in grace. Before other disciplines can be applied, whether in the home, business, community, or church, there first must be Spirit-empowered self-control.

The biblical virtue of self-control is taught throughout the book of Proverbs. “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” (Proverbs 16.32). The word for “spirit” is ruach, and in this context it refers to your inner thoughts, emotions, and impulses. The Proverb challenges us to manage our emotions and not let our emotions manage us. The fruit of the Spirit is produced when you respond to God working in your life and you learn to “rule your spirit.”

Term Two

Weeks Seven to Eleven = Self Control
Week Eight: Act Don’t React
Week Nine: Trust Is Something You Earn
Week Ten: I Can Wait
Week Eleven: Finish The Things You Start

English as a Second Language

Keyed Up Music

St Emilie’s partners with Key Up Music to offer after school Music lessons.

Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, keyboard, voice, violin, and drum lessons after school. Please head to the Keyed Up Music Tab on our Website for more information.

Attendance

Attendance Procedures

When your child/ren are absent from school please either email the teacher firstname.surname@cewa.edu.au and stemiliesadmin@cewa.edu.au
or

Use the Absentee Form on our Website.

It is a legal requirement for parents to contact the
School regarding any student absences. Parents should email the teacher and include admin by 9.00am on the day of the absence with the following information:

  • Full name of student
  • Year group
  • Reason for absence and expected length of absence
  • Your name and relationship to the student
  • Parents are required to inform the school if the absence is expected to be extended.

Absentee Long Term

It is a requirement for parents to complete the Leave of Absence Notification Form when taking planned extended holidays during the term.

Parents are required to return the below form to Administration prior to the absence.

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 early for an appointment.

Parent Reading

This week under the Parent Reading heading, we have included an article titled, ‘A Slice of Advice on Kids Chucking a Sickie’ by Dr Justin Coulson.

When faced with the dilemma of kids wanting a day off, explore, explain, and empower. Discerning the underlying reasons, communicating a clear rationale for what you’re asking, and developing solutions together will usually be the best way forward. And if it’s something deeper (that could lead to school refusal), this process will generally help you discover that issue faster.

OSHC Newsletter

Wider Community

Ngala Parenting Line – funded by the WA state Government

The Parenting Line offers free telephone advice and support to parents and carers of children up to 18 years of age throughout Western Australia

Our team of qualified and friendly staff are on hand to offer information, strategies, reassurance and encouragement. They help parents and other professionals find the appropriate organisation or service to meet their need.

Hours of operation are 8am to 8pm, every day.  The Parenting Line operates as a Call-back service.

Ways to Contact the Parenting Line:

By Telephone:  08 9368 9368 or 1800 111 546 leave a message with Switchboard or on the Answer machine.

By Website www.ngala.com.au fill in the online form.