Please make sure you read the web post (in School News) by Mr Davis, our Health & Physical Education Specialist Teacher, who organised St Emilie’s representation at our first interschool Basketball competition!
Our Boys A team went through the comp undefeated and took out the Grand final in a very impressive win! A super effort and congratulations boys!
Pictured below is one of our generous dads, Mr Forrest, who so expertly coached, motivated and supported our team throughout the day. Mrs Forrest (not pictured) played a key role also – many thanks!
Lachy (far right) is to be highly commended on representing our school to such a high standard in both basketball and in oracy and drama in the last two weeks. Bravo Lachy – it is wonderful to see you developing your strengths across different domains!
As a school we pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of opportunity our students receive across all areas of the curriculum – sport being one of these.
A huge thank you to Mr Paul Davis on his ongoing commitment to raising the profile of physical education and sporting opportunity in our school – you are doing a really top job and it is very much appreciated!
While as leaders we cannot always attend each of these events, we are there in spirit and the updates we receive during days like these are certainly very exciting!
Congrats to all students who participated – being actively involved and being good sports, is another cause for much celebration here at St Emilie’s!
You are all invited to a Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday 13th September at 9.00am to farewell our good friend, Mrs Aquino before she leaves St Emilie’s to take up her new position at Mother Teresa’s in Baldivis.
The Mass is a special way for children and families to pray for Anne and one another. Following the Mass, a morning tea for all parents and grandparents will be held in the new Learning Hub. The morning tea gives families can opportunity to say their goodbyes (as Anne leaves our school after the House Athletics Carnival on Friday). If you can come along, we would really LOVE to see you there as a way of saying thank you to Anne for her her care and for all her hard work in our community over many years.
Please RSVP your attendance at the Mass and Morning Tea to StEmiliesAdmin@cewa.edu.aubefore or by Friday the 8th September – THANK YOU!
If you were able to drop a small plate of food in for morning tea on your way to Mass (via the Office) it would be very much appreciated, thank you!
Many thanks to all our wonderful dads for coming along to our Father’s Day brekkie and to those of you who ‘had a close shave’, hammered, played and got into the swing of a late start to work – BRAVO!!!
We wish all our dads and grandads a very happy and relaxing Father’s Day!
Just to clarify : there is no need for children who ride to school to leave early today. Our goal is to try and alleviate the parking spaces for funeral guests – cyclists do not impact on this, consequently there is no need for them to leave early.
We will therefore release any children who rode to school at the normal time of 3.00pm.
Thank you again for your understanding and support.
A few reminders about procedures for dropping off and picking up your children here at St Emilie’s.
Please give way to cars at the crosswalk so Amherst Road can be cleared as much as possible of traffic. In the afternoon there is a teacher on duty to facilitate this.
When dropping off/picking up children, drive through as far as possible. Do not stop in front of the administration building if there is space in front of you to drive forward.
Please do not enter through the gate near the Church or the gate on Philadelphia Parade as these are exit gates only.
Only cross at the crosswalk, there are a number of families crossing in front of where the staff park their cars.
When being dropped off and picked up, children should only exit/enter their cars on the left hand side of the car, school bags should not be in the boots of cars. If your child is unable to do up their seat belt independently, please do not use drive through.
Parents are asked to please read the letter belowand to reflect upon the conversations that you may find yourself caught up in from time to time, or indeed, on those conversations that you may have initiated.
To be clear, there is no place for judgemental talk in our school.
Those who spend their time talking negatively about others need to rethink.
Conversations have a way of coming back to school when parents talk about other parents, staff members and/or children. While we feel that the parents that engage in this type of behaviour are in the minority, it is good for all of us to reflect and make sure that we are continuing to ‘aim high’
As a school based upon Gospel values, we have high expectations of each and every person. While the secular world might hold up gossip, put downs and negativity as having some entertainment value, in real life it is hurtful and unjust.
Hopefully all of us are growing in wisdom and discernment as each day passes. In this way we can be the very best version of ourselves; the very best parents we can be for our precious, impressionable children.