Principal’s Welcome

Dear Parents and Friends

Welcome to the St Emilie’s website, we hope you find the information here helpful as you navigate your way around. Current messages, news and events will be posted here regularly. 

St Emilie’s is a vibrant, double stream Catholic Primary School nestled in the heart of the suburb of Canning Vale. Our school is known for quality conversations, hard work, authenticity, and a genuine desire to make a difference in the learning and the lives of the children in our care.

Gospel values form the foundation upon which we seek to serve one another. We work closely with our local parish community and greatly value the rich opportunities that this relationship offers. We strive to identify, draw out and celebrate individual gifts and talents and we give much time, energy and dedication to the identification of specific needs of children – socially, emotionally, physically and academically.

A holistic education seeks to call forth from students an intrinsic reverence for life and a passionate love of learning. St Emilie’s seeks to help children to progressively learn more and more about themselves as a learner and as a unique individual. The educational experience we offer involves nurturing self-respect and self-worth while at the same time also learning much about the value of fostering respectful relationships with others.

In learning more about what it takes to build respectful relationships and friendships with others, there is a strong focus on social and emotional literacy. Children in our school are supported to build their capacity for resilience, which includes learning how to overcome some of life’s difficulties and to face daily challenges with a ‘have a go’ and a ‘bounce-back’ attitude.

As part of an integrated academic curriculum, children are immersed in the rich opportunities that art, music, drama, cultural studies and investigations into our natural world provide them.  St Emilie’s School also aims to assist children to nurture a sense of wonder and awe in the God-given beauty of one another and of the world around them. It is a privilege to work in close partnership with all our families.

Together we aim to assist each student realise their true potential.  We enjoy and take great pride in watching our students gradually move out into the world as hope-filled, global citizens, ready to use their learning gifts and talents for the greater good. Leading a school is an exciting, rewarding, challenging, motivating, humbling and at times, very tiring vocation.

Working closely with children and staff to give each individual student the very best opportunity for learning that we can, continues to motivate and challenge me to work hard and to do my best. I am blessed to work with a dedicated and professional team of staff, along with many generous and committed parents, friends and parishioners.

I continue to look to the future here at St Emilie’s with much confidence, enthusiasm, trust and hope. Families who are keen to be part of our special school community are encouraged to contact us by phoning the school office on 9256 9696.

An enrolment form can be downloaded (go to Enrolments tab) or you can pop in and pick one up directly from the Administration desk.

Have a wonderful year everyone.

Regards and best wishes

Tania Thuijs

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