Congratulations to all those parents who continue to book holidays in school holiday time – this is absolutely wonderful and a real gift you give to your child’s learning!
Keep the great work!
The internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor Henri Nouwen (pronounced Henry Now-win) wrote over 40 books on the spiritual life. He corresponded regularly in English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish with hundreds of friends and reached out to thousands through his Eucharistic celebrations, lectures and retreats. Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy. Nouwen’s books have sold over 2 million copies and been published in over 22 languages.
Nouwen believed that what is most personal is most universal; he wrote, “By giving words to these intimate experiences I can make my life available to others.”
Quiz Night tables are now filled – many thanks to all those families who have supported the evening by gathering family and friends to come along – really fabulous support for our school! We hope everyone will have a really great night!
Please be reminded that Monday the 2nd June is a Public Holiday (WA Day) and Tuesday 3rd June is a Pupil Free Day (Staff Professional Development Day – Indigenous Cultural Immersion Day)
Please spread the word that the new school website is now our GO TO space for the whole school community to stay well informed of what is happening at St Emilie’s. New posts are being placed here each day so please check regularly. Our new free school app for your phone is nearly ready to go – this will alert you when a new message has been added and link you directly to the website.
It was so lovely to see so many PP families come along for a picnic and a playdate on Friday – thank you staff and families -special times become special memories that children will once again store away for a lifetime!
Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend everyone
Tania, Anne and Stuart
A huge thank you to LUFF and BARBER who generously agreed to be St Emilie’s GOLD sponsors for our up and coming Quiz Night on Friday 6th June! Our community is very grateful!
Many thanks to our wonderful SILVER sponsors for our Quiz Night who are also parents in our school::
Glenn McMillan & Donna Cummins
Phone: 9456 4260
Phone: 6313 3935
Pre Primary Play Date
When: Friday 30th of May 2014
Time: 1:45 – 2:45pm
Where: St Emilie’s Pre Primary
We would love you to join your child for classroom activities from 1:45-2:15pm. Following this we will have a picnic outside from 2:15-2:45pm. Please bring a picnic blanket and some yummy snacks to share with your family.
We hope to see you there!
It was St Emilie’s first House Day for Mazenod on Wednesday 21 May 2014 (the anniversary of the death of Eugene De Mazenod in 1861), as we named our Houses in August last year. We held a whole school assembly where we linked why one of our Houses was named after St Eugene De Mazenod. The children from Mazenod House at St Emilie’s led the assembly in prayer and shared the story of why Eugene De Mazenod was so important to Emilie De Vialar. Tom O’Brien and Michael Swallow, Year 12 students from Mazenod College, shared the story of Eugene De Mazenod, a brief history of Mazenod College and the core values of the school. Fr Peter Daly, the Rector/Principal of Mazenod College, spoke about the link between Congregation of Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition which St Emilie founded and the priests of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate of which he is a member. St Emilie’s presented a framed Mazenod House shirt to Mazenod College as a thanks for joining us on our inaugural Mazenod House Day. As a school, the children in Mazenod House (about 85 of them) later had a shared lunch and participated in some fun activities.
In addition to year level conversations, this Friday morning prior to the year 6 Assembly we will pray together as a whole community for Reconciliation – for increased openness, understanding, kindness, generosity of spirit and more … and in this way we grow as people, as communities and as a nation.
Next Tuesday all the St Emilie’s staff will be participating in a whole day Aboriginal Cultural Immersion professional learning experience – which we will reflect upon and then share with your children.
Change takes time… change takes effort… change takes courage.