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EASTER CELEBRATIONS 2018
Thursday, March 22
2nd Rite of Reconciliation at 7.00pm
Tuesday, March 27
Chrism Mass – 7pm at the Cathedral
Holy Thursday, March 29
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00pm
All-night Adoration at the Altar of Repose will be available IF there are 2 people rostered at all times.
Good Friday, March 30
Stations of the Cross at 10.00am
in the Church grounds
Liturgy of the Passion of Our Lord at 3.00pm
There will be one collection for the Holy Places.
Saturday, March 31
Celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection at 8.00pm
We start outside, following “The Light of Christ” into the darkened Church . . .
Easter Sunday, April 01
Masses at 7.15am and 9.00am
Please note there will be NO 5.00pm Mass
Many thanks to one of our St Emilie’s parents, Maneesha Free who always offers her time and talent to our school at all community events.
All the money she raised on the Family Fun Night was donated to the P&F. We are so grateful for her incredible generosity and the support she gives to our school and we are of course in awe of her very special talent!
Thank you for helping to make our night a success Maneesha!
Check out her Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/facepaintandballoons/
We are thinking of all our children and their families who are currently attending one of the Commitment Masses scheduled for the weekend just gone and the coming weekend.
Lexi from Year 6 is just one of our students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation this year, while other students are committing to preparing for Reconciliation and Eucharist.
It was a very special surprise for families to see Archbishop Costelloe on the weekend!
Learning to ‘make a commitment’ is character building and an important life skill. Character traits like commitment aren’t born in us however, rather they need to be purposely developed.
In this case, we are committing to preparing for a Sacrament – which means that we commit to our classroom lessons, we commit to a parent/child workshop and we commit to a date to make the Sacrament with an open heart, so that we can try to really live out what we say we believe in.
In other areas of a child’s life, commitment is modelled by parents, by showing them what it looks and sounds like in everyday conversations and actions – eg caring for a pet, attending extra curricular lessons on time, following through on what you have said you would do ( even if a better offer comes along), working on goals that have been set rather than giving up; and modelling respectful relationships within the family.
Thank you to our St Emilie’s parents for committing to our Sacramental programs by helping your child to see the relationship between faith and life and by modelling the importance of meeting the commitments you have signed up for as part of these special programs in your child’s faith journey.
Our Pre-Primary students were delighted to find two Southern Boobook Owls in the bushland this week. It is most likely that they have been enjoying our bushland environment over the summer holidays. Over the past few summers we have observed that they have made the school their home but once school resumes they disappear.
Mrs Cogger found out that the owls were back and she was quick to take a photo of them.
The 2017 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture is one of Australia's most prestigious Portraiture Prizes. Held in the heart of Perth, it proudly showcases and promotes Australia's top artists, including a very talented parent in our school community, Mr Daniel Heyman. Some of you may recall Daniel so generously sharing his talents and producing caricatures at our School Fete? Congratulations on your superb self-portrait entry Daniel!
Yesterday, a St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School basketball team travelled to Bendat Basketball Centre in Floreat to compete in the State Championships for primary school basketball. The team qualified by winning a tournament at Lakeside Recreation Centre in Bibra Lake in August.
The top 12 primary school boys basketball teams from across the state qualified for the State Championship. The boys representing St Emilie’s were Taj F, Ethan S, Ky C, Luca D, Nicholas D, Kade M, Patrick S and Lachlan B.
The boys team had two early wins against Bannister Creek Primary School and Rangeway Primary School in the first two rounds. In round three, they came up against the undefeated Ashdale Primary School and lost a close game by 1 point. Two hard fought games followed against Greenmount Primary School and Wembley Primary School which resulted in wins to the St Emilie’s team. By winning four games and only losing one game, the boys moved into the finals.
In the semi-final, St Emilie’ came up against East Fremantle Primary School, and after a slow start worked hard on defense to come away with the win and move into the Grand Final. In the Grand Final, the St Emilie’s team were playing against Ashdale Primary School, who defeated the team earlier in the tournament. The first half was a close contest with St Emilie’s in early foul trouble, only in the last few minutes were the boys able to build a small lead. The second half was a great example of teamwork with all the boys concentrating on rebounding and defense, and St Emilie’s pulled away to win by 15 points. St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School became the state champions for boys primary school basketball in Western Australia.
Special thanks to Brett Forrest who coached the team throughout the tournament and was a positive and special influence on the boys. His expertise and impact on the boys in the tournament through his coaching and mentoring was much appreciated. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to support, and also to those parents who helped with scoring and assisting the team. A big thanks to Rachel Davies who organised the special St Emilie’s basketball uniforms for the tournament. Most of all, congratulations to the boys who competed, they were a credit to the St Emilie’s community, showing great sportsmanship and maturity in a tough tournament. We are proud of their efforts in representing St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School.
Below is a quick synopsis of the Inter-School Athletics Carnival, which was held during week 3 of this Term. Another great day was had by all!
The carnival involved a Jumps & Throws day, which was made up of Long Jump, Shot Put, Turbo Javelin and the 400m running events.
We concluded the carnival on the Friday with the Track events, consisting of the 100m, 200m, Team Games and Relays.
The scoring from both of these carnival days are combined to give us our winning school, as well as our individual champions.
St.Emilie’s, once again performed very strongly over both carnival days and managed to finish 2nd overall!
the points were as follows:
- St.Joseph’s 1584
- St.Emilie’s 1490
- Sacred Heart 1371
- St.Munchin’s 1286
- Notre Dame 1280
- Xavier 1158
All the students who were chosen to represent St.Emilie’s can be extremely proud of themselves.
Having such excellent results does not occur without the students being committed to getting the best out of themselves. There were a number of early morning training sessions that students attended and it was great to see such enthusiasm amongst our competitors.
A big thank you to all parents who turned up and cheered us on and to Mr Munro, Mrs Harvey and Miss Agustsson who also provided fantastic assistance on the day.
Congratulations to AMY PASSEUR who was awarded Year 4 CHAMPION GIRL and to TAYLAH HABOLDT who won the Yearn6 RUNNER UP CHAMPION GIRL, missing out on being overall champion by just 1 point! A wonderful achievement girls!
St Emilie’s once again achieved great results – both on and off the field!
Paul Davis – Health & PE Specialist Teacher