VERITAS 

23 November 2017
Issue Thirty-seven
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
SCHOOL NEWS
COMMUNITY NEWS
Infant Jesus School
08 9276 1769
17 Smith Street
Morley 6062, info@infantjesus.wa.edu.au, accounts@infantjesus.wa.edu.au
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Important Dates
&
Correspondence

Important Dates and Correspondence

Term 4 2017

Thursday  23 November

2018 Kindergarten Information Night

 

Friday 24 November

Year 4 ihour presentation - 9.00am

Year 5 ihour presentation - 9.50am

Year 6 ihour presentation - 11.00am

 

Year 6 Interschool Sport Afternoon 

 

Tuesday 28 November

ACM Meeting

 

Wednesday 29 November

Kindergarten Concert 

Yr 6 Dance Lessons

 

Thursday 30 November

Class Assembly Pre-Primary

 

Friday 1 December

Yr 6 Dinner Dance

 

Tuesday 5 December

Christmas Concert

 

Friday 8 December

Yr 6 Graduation Assembly and Thanksgiving Mass

Term 1 2018

Wednesday 17 January

Office Opens

 

Friday 26 January

Australia Day

 

Monday 29 January

PD Day Staff

 

Tuesday 30 January

PD Day Staff

 

Wednesday 31 January

Students commence

 

Uniforms

Uniforms can be purchased from Lowes located at the Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre.

 

Lowes have advised that any quality issues regarding uniforms can be addressed with their Mirrabooka Store directly and exchanges will be made on faulty stock. New shipments will be arriving soon with all stock and sizing available.

 

For opening times and online orders go to www.lowesschoolwear.com.au

iNewsletter Information

We will soon have a facility to allow Readers of this Newsletter to read it in any language at the press of a button. More information in Term 4.

Newsletter Deadline

If you have articles for the Newsletter please be aware that the Newsletter is assembled on Tuesday and Wednesday and then emailed out on Thursday. It is helpful to assembly to have articles as early as possible. Thankyou






Principal's Report

Principal's Report

Dear Parents

Volunteer vɒlənˈtɪə/

Noun

1. a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.
"a call for volunteers to act as foster-parents"

 

2.  a person who works for an organization without being paid.
"the railway is operated solely by volunteers"

 

One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is being able to give satisfying answers, that is, answers that not only give you the feeling you know what to say, but what you did say had real meaning to the child that asked the question. Hopefully, when giving answers to children that are of concern to them personally, we can always think of some way of expressing the answer so the child is encouraged to think positively about him/herself; in other words, we encourage our child to be the very best person they are capable of being.

 

Ultimately, it is adults who are responsible for the way in which children eventually express themselves in society. Loving children unconditionally, is not always an easy matter, but unconditional love is the rock on which each child builds a personal life. Discipline is never easy either; what counts is the spirit of the law, not the letter – it is the difference between exercising authority and being authoritarian. Children need an abundance of affection, support and encouragement. Each child is a unique being who because of their humanity, has the right for affection, love, understanding and full care of adults. Everyone, especially children, occasionally need a generous dose of self-affirmation which does wonders for self-esteem and personal confidence.
 
Parenting is sometimes compared to flying a kite: you need a kite that is sound, in good repair, you need favourable conditions, an assisting wind and then slowly you let out the string. Eventually you have the kite fulfilling its destiny far from you but still attached.
 

 

Lord, it is not easy to be a parent,
Sometimes I feel exhausted by the effort.
Send your spirit to guide my mind
so that I make the correct choices
for my children and myself.
Amen


PARENT VOLUNTEERS

This year has, once again, has proven to be very eventful and productive for all associated with Infant Jesus School.  Today we celebrated our Parent Volunteers in the school with a special mass and Morning Tea. I would sincerely like to thank all our parent volunteers for their support and efforts throughout the year.  It is terrific to have parents interested and involved within the school. It is certainly an area we work hard at developing and improving. Research shows that parent support and involvement within their child’s education impact this level of interest displayed in the growth of both the children and the school as a whole.  

 

 

Annual Community Meeting

“The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute.”

(Catechism of the Catholic Church)

 

As parents are aware, our Annual Community Meeting will take place on Tuesday 28 November, at 7.00pm.  Attached to this newsletter is further information about the ACM as well as details about the election process for position on either the School Board or the P&F Association Executive and Committee. We encourage parents to consider assisting the school community by serving on one of these committees.

 

China Delegation  

As parents are aware, last week we travelled to Hangzhou, an eastern city in China, to firstly establish a Sister School Partnership and secondly to present information related to education in Western Australia during a two-day conference. I thought I would share some of our learnings, as well as our experiences from the trip to China.

 

Hangzhou is a city on the eastern side of China. It is a large city by Australian standards with a population of 14 million. In comparison Perth has a population of only 1.6 million. In China however, Hangzhou is not a large city as Shanghai has 24.1 million people and Beijing has 21.5 million. 

 

In China, we were fortunate to visit two different schools -  a public school and a privately supported school.  The first school we visited was a public school - Hangzhou Jingcheng Experimental School which was a primary and middle school in Hangzhou for students from Year One to Year Nine. This school was very large with forty students in each class and four classes in each year level. The buildings of the school were five stories high!

The second school, was a private school (still owned by the government) and our Sister School - The Sports Park Campus of Hangzhou Changjiang Experimental Primary School. This was a new school and only had grades One and Two. Both year levels have five streams and each class has a maximum of 35 children. Last year, the school had over 1000 applications for 125 places and parents were interviewed and sat an exam for their child to be given a place. (I wonder if I should bring this into the interview process here at Infant Jesus??) Parents see it as a privilege and honour to send their child to such a good school and are appreciative of the school’s endeavours. They pay school fees (equivalent to ours) for their child to attend this school. 

 

Interesting facts about school in China:

  • The school day commences at 7:30am for students and ends at 4:00pm (4.30pm at Jingcheng Experimental School). The students only have one break, lunch, which lasts for at least half an hour. 
  • A warm, cooked lunch is provided to every child each day and it consists of a meat, fish, a vegetable dish and rice or noodles. This is eaten either in the cafeteria or in the classroom. 
  • Lunch break lasts for half an hour in which this time the children eat and then may run around the school. At our sister school the children sometimes have supervised play on a ‘rock / climbing wall.’ They spend most of their time waiting in the line for a very short climb on the wall. After lunch is eye rest time. But not for too long!
  • The classrooms are set up traditionally, with each child having their own desk. The teacher stands behind her desk on a small stage and teaches through a microphone headset. Some classrooms had blackboards and some had smart boards. The children used worksheets and workbooks to complete their learning. 
  • The children are taught by a different teacher for each subject, and each subject provides the children with homework. Year One students can do up to two hours of homework a night!
  •  Teachers must be on campus from 7:00am-5:30pm and most teach only one year level. 
  •  Parents do not enter the school grounds in China, but rather wait outside the school gates. The children are walked in each morning by their teachers and walked out at the end of the day. If they have not completed their work for that day the children stay back until it is completed and their parents must wait. This occurs from Year One! 
  • Many children attend Friday evening tutoring and Saturday morning classes to give them an advantage to their studies. 

 

On Wednesday, 15 November, the day that the papers were signed with the Hangzhou Changjiang Experimental Primary School to become a Sister School, we were welcomed by some children dressed in formal uniforms.  After the greetings, there was a tour of the school which included the Library, the Technology Hub, the Science area and the Art Room. We joined in an Art lesson and were helped by the Chinese children to make a paper artwork that symbolised ‘Happy person.’

 

 

The official ceremony to celebrate the signing of the Sister School Partnership was held in the School Hall. (See Photo) We were officially welcomed by all the staff and the children and were entertained by the Year One and Year Two students. Musicians, Chinese Karate, singing, flute playing, dancing and even an ukulele ensemble was all part of the performance!  Some important / official guests were also invited and included members of the Bureau of Education in Hangzhou. 

 

I then signed a document with the vice-principal of Hangzhou Changjiang Experimental Primary School to document the partnership. The children then gave Infant Jesus School some gifts to commemorate the event. I was able to address the children (similar to our assembly) and I had an interpreter to assist me.

 

After the official signing the children returned to their classes. I then was given an opportunity to speak with the invited guests about Infant Jesus School.  I outlined some the special features of our school and community, and showed two videos that we had produced to share our story. The parents were very interested in our school and loved seeing photos and watching videos. They also asked many questions about education in Western Australia.

After talking to the parents, we participated in a tour of the sports facilities adjacent to the campus. During this time, all the children in the school were participating in different sports including badminton, running, soccer, American football, tennis, basketball and karate and take place both at the school and in the Sports Park next door. The various clubs are run by professional bodies and the sport session lasted for two hours – without a break! Parents sign up for these sports at enrolment and continue with these sports throughout the time at the school.

 

Following the signing and celebration of the partnership with our Sister School an article on the event was published for their parent communication space. A local news reporter also attended the event and an article was included in the newspaper. 

During the visit to China three presentations from Infant Jesus School were part of the 2017 Forum of Educational Innovation.  The focus of this forum was on Literacy Education and the Transformation of Learning and Teaching Methodology. We spoke about three things:
1.    Leadership and leading schools
2.    Teaching and Learning using the inquiry method
3.   The importance of Building Relationships and providing Feedback
 

I was invited to talk to principals from all over the Hangzhou province about how schools operate in Australia. My talk focused on Leading Schools and developing an improvement culture within a school. I also shared information about Infant Jesus School and some of the challenges of leading schools in Western Australia. 

 

In the afternoon, Clare Moffat, Melissa Myles and myself demonstrated how Infant Jesus School encourages our kids to inquire and collaborate. In the auditorium, a classroom was set up and they taught twenty Chinese Year Sixes in front of an audience of 300. They taught the children in the same way that we teach at Infant Jesus School, but it was very different for the Chinese children as they are used to sitting in rows and the teacher teaching from behind her desk. They had never worked in groups, completed a brainstorm or sat on a mat before! 

 

At the beginning of the lesson the children were given a problem and in groups had to work together to solve it. This was based upon the iHour structure. It was lots of fun for the children but also tricky as it was the first time that they had worked in a group!

 

As the children were working lots of teachers and principals were watching and listening. They came onto the stage occasionally to see what the children were doing. Once the children had created their designs they had to present them to the audience. 

 

Overall, fantastic feedback was received from the audience, with many people stopping to ask questions about the school and the teaching and learning at Infant Jesus School.

 

A summary of the day appeared on the school's newsfeed, and a newspaper even ran an article on the conference! 
 

On the second day of the conference, I addressed the participants about the importance of building relationships with students to ultimately get the best out of the child and improve outcomes through learning and well-being. The participants continued to ask questions about Infant Jesus School's vision and the implementation of the school-wide pedagogy with many eager to connect with us again in the future.

 

It was a really interesting and worthwhile experience. I believe the Sister School Partnership will provide our school and students with great opportunities for learning about another country and their culture, as well as develop some language skills. I am sure there will be further opportunity for our school to progress this relationship in 2018.

 

 

School Start Times 2018

Just to inform parents in the school community that from the start of the 2018 school year the school start times will change. 

 

School will commence at 8:45am with classrooms opening at 8:30am. This is to align more readily with the guidelines set by both the Education Department and Catholic Education Western Australia in relation to the school operational hours mandated. 

 

Morning supervision, for Year 1 to 6 students, will begin from 8.10am and children are not encouraged to arrive at school before this time. Class teachers (except Kindergarten) will have their classes open for the children from 8.30am.

Christmas Concert

The 2017 Christmas Concert

is on

TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER  

 

This is a whole school function and all students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 are expected to attend.
 
Children will need to be at school and in their classrooms by 6.00pm. The children will be seated as a class during the concert.
 
Other Information:
  • The School Band will begin playing from 6pm.
  • Parents will need to bring their own rug or chairs. 
  • Please note that we will have a lawn area for rugs. All chairs will need to be behind this area.
  • Playground equipment on the oval will be out of bounds
  • We remind you that all young children need to be seated with parents during the concert.
  • We encourage and welcome all family members - grandparents, aunts, uncles etc.

 

 
PARKING
A reminder that parking is available in the designated areas around the school as well as in the Church car park. Please respect the property of our school neighbours and do not park on resident's front lawns or block driveways.
 
At the conclusion of the gathering, the children will go back to their classrooms.  Parents will need to collect the children from each room.
 
We look forward to the Christmas Concert and sharing the end of year celebration together

 

Prayer for the Week

 

She was five, sure of the facts,
and recited them with slow solemnity
convinced every word was revelation.
She said:
they were so poor
they had only peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches to eat
and they went a long way from home
without getting lost. The lady rode
a donkey, the man walked, and the baby
was inside the lady.
They had to stay in a stable
with an ox and an ass (hee-hee)
but the Three Rich Men found them
because a star lited the roof
Shepherds came and you could
pet the sheep but not feed them.
Then the baby was borned.
And do you know who he was?
Her quarter eyes inflated to silver dollars.
The baby was God.
And she jumped in the air
whirled round, dove into the sofa
and buried her head under the cushion
which is the only proper response
to the Good News of the Incarnation.


(Quoted from John Shea, The Hour of the Unexpected

bbicatholiceduau-html@lists.fraynework.com.au)
 

 

Did You Know?

  • 11% of people are left handed
  • the 3 most common languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English
  • 85% of plant life is found in the ocean
 

 Thought for the Week

'Kind words can be sort and easy to speak,

but their echoes are truely endless'

Mother Teresa

 

 

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

 YEAR FOUR NEWS

The children in Year Four have been very engaged in their learning this term.

 

In Religious Education the children have been learning about the forces of nature and how God is Almighty. As part of this unit the children give thanks to God for all that He has given us and further develop their knowledge of Catholic prayers, such as The Apostles Creed and The Rosary. Towards the end of the term the children will build on their understandings of Advent and why this is such an important time of the year.

 

During our Literacy dedicated time, the children have continued to develop their Reading, Writing and Word Study skills. The text types we are looking closely at this term are; Narratives, Persuasive Texts and Read and Retells. During writing time, the children will use their knowledge of the First Fleet and the impact of colonisation to create these text types.

 

In Mathematics we have been revising the four operations, decimals and fractions. The children will then further develop their place value skills by exploring dollars and cents. This is something that can be discussed at home and when doing the shopping, as it helps children to relate their learning to real life situations. We will also cover symmetry, 2D shapes and area.

 

Our Humanities and Social Sciences Program focuses on the impacts of the First Fleet, the nature of contact between Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders and the effects of these interactions on families and the environment.  The children will also develop their geographical understandings of the world by researching the locations of major countries in Africa and Europe. Technologies will be integrated into our learning as we explore robotics.

 

In Health, Year  the children are learning all about toxic poisons, such as household chemicals and gardening products. They are focusing on how to use them responsibly and how they need to be kept away from children. 

 

In Physical Education the children are having lots of fun perfecting their ultimate frisbee skills, in particular their throwing and catching skills. 

 

Year Four Blue are very proud to receive a Merit Certificate from the Pastoral Care Ministry for keeping their learning environment clean and tidy and always taking pride in their uniform! 

 

 

 

MINISTRY NEWS

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY

This term the Pastoral Care Ministry have been collecting non-perishable goods for the St Vincent de Paul Society 'Christmas Appeal'. The Christmas Appeal aimed to collect non-perishable goods to be given to families in our community who don't have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas. This can be due to financial difficulties, illness, disability, homelessness or isolation. So, St Vincent de Paul aims to, with our help, collect goods that can be given to these people with the aim of bringing joy to those less fortunate in our community. We thank all the people who have contributed to this appeal. 

 

 

CHISHOLM CATHOLIC COLLEGE ENROLMENTS IN YEAR 7 2020

Applications are now invited from parents of Year 4 children for entry into Chisholm Catholic College.  The first round of applications close on Friday 16 March 2018 .

 

Engagement

PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SWAP MEET

 

Exciting news!  The P&F are hosting a uniform swap meet!  So make sure you come along and sell those items that your kids no longer fit, want or need.  The event will be held in the school hall on Monday the 4 December 8am-10am. Please see attached flyer for details. Thank you to Justyna Dimasi for initiating and co-ordinating this event.

 

PARENT REPRESENTATIVES
Thank you to our 2017 Parent Reps for the enthusiasm and dedication they gave to their role this year.  You successfully brought our parent community together while supporting the staff and P&F and we are appreciative of you all.

 

Pre-Kindy - Justyna Dimasi
Kindy - Sagay Hessing and Olivia Ikosipentarhos 
Pre-Primary - Belinda Zirino and Gabriella Erceg
Year  1 - Nicole Mammone and Kristie Di Nella
Year 2 - Nicole Mesiti and Maree Previti
Year 3 - Justine Radacic and Sherrie Giglia
Year 4 - Simone McGuire, Natasha D’Souza, Joanna Brisbane and Simone Sieczka
Year 5 - Maria Bellesini, Lisa McCarthy and Rochelle Contrusceri
Year 6 - Connie Sciullo, Liselle Morgan and Ida Romeo

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

YEAR 5 END OF YEAR DINNER
When:  Friday, 24 November at 7pm
Venue:  Oggi Bar and Eats
300 Walcott Street, Menora
RSVP:  ASAP to Maria 0410 151 110

 

YEAR 6 PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Hi To All Year 6 Parents,

Our babies are going to high school next year, where did the time go!

 
We have some fun stuff planned and we would love for you all to join us.
 
Firstly, Friday 1 December Dinner at Sun On Restaurant Morley straight from dinner dance drop. Parents to be back at school at 8.30 with full belly’s. Dinner cost approx. $20 ahead plus drinks .
 
8 December Lunch after Mass Ceremony at our Table Grand Prom in Bedford. All are welcome and invited.  Please if you have never attended a lunch or dinner before we would really love to have you.
 
Lastly, help is needed and welcomed next Friday 1 December to make over the school hall for the dinner dance  straight from school drop off at 8.30am as well as 1.30pm to help set up food platters.
 

 

All RSVPs and questions are welcome - please call or text message 0403 345 235 or 0412 036 072.  Looking  forward to having a chat with you all Connie.  
 

YEAR 3 END OF YEAR FAMILY SUNDOWNER
When:  Friday 8 December from 6pm 
Venue:  Crimea Food Trucks, Morley Corner of Crimea St & Morley Drive   
BYO drinks, picnic blanket, scooters & bikes!

All Year 3 families welcome.

 

INFANT JESUS NETBALL

In 2018 there will be the introduction of a new NetSetGO Tier Structure. This means that Year 2 through to Year 6 will be able to participate through Infant Jesus Netball Club. Additionally, there may be a skills based activity program for Pre-Primary and Year 1, offered through IJ Netball Club – depending on numbers and parent volunteers.

 

The official netball season normally starts on the last week of April – this will be confirmed next year. We are also looking for coaches and managers for all year groups. Please contact Hien – 0434197895 – if you are interested or have any questions. 

 

MAD (Mother & Daughter) Camp 2018.    

MAD 2018 promises to be wonderful time spent with your daughters and creating special memories and bonds. The camp will be held 6-8 April 2018 at Point Walter Reserve.

 
Please fill in your Registration Form, pay the deposit via EFT and hand in your form to the office. The deposit needs to be paid by 9 February 2018. Any queries please contact one of us on the form.

 

A reminder the next MAD Camp meeting will be held next Thursday 30 November at 7pm  at Fast Eddy's Morley.

 


Accountability

MERIT CERTIFICATES

At Infant Jesus School we are proud to celebrate the achievements of our children and all their hard work. Congratulations to the following students who will receive an Honour Certificate at our assembly next Thursday morning.

 

We congratulate the following students:             

1B      Isla Di Dio, Andres Rapy, Marcus Xiong, Tessa Kolarikal

2B       Angela Rodrigues

2W      Cruze Finis,  Dhruv Sharma

3B        Joseph Celona, Olivia Colonico 

3W      Jillrey Rico, Chloe Nguyen

4B      Ella Delpero,  Eva Lombardi,  Justin Soh,

Neha Thomas

4W      Kieran Letizia

5B       Rebecca Nguyen, Allyra Quartermaine

5W     Sarah Vimini, Nicholas Sengstock

6B       Derek Nguyen, Anthony Huang, Claire Prestianni

 

VISITING THE SCHOOL - SIGN IN PROCEDURES

An iPad is now available for entering the school during school hours. This replaces the sign in book. Please follow these procedures:

  • Sign in and receive a Lanyard or Exit Card
  • Enter the school
  • Sign out and return the Lanyard

All visitors to the school must sign in i.e. parents dropping things off, parents picking up students, volunteers helping canteen or class, students arriving late,  maintenance workers etc. The iPad is another important safety and security measure in monitoring all legitimate movements in the school. Only parents are permitted to  complete information regarding the movements of their child and sign accordingly on the iPad.

 

PROLONGED ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL OF A STUDENT DURING SCHOOL TERM

There is an approval procedure that must be followed if you are taking your children out of school for several days.  

  • Letter or email must be sent to the Principal and teacher advising the school of the circumstances of the absence. 
  • School then formally approves the absence with a letter sent to parents.

It is important to note that the Education Act states that all children need to be at school at all times during the school year.

 

Prolonged absences should only be taken if it is essential for illness, pastoral and family reasons. In this instance it is a requirement that parents provide a valid explanation, in writing, for children’s non-attendance at school.

 

It is also important to note that prolonged absence from school will impact on children’s learning.


Discipleship

PARISH NEWS - CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
Saturday 23 December: Vigil Mass at 6.30pm – Mass of the Sunday.


Sunday 24 December:  Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am & 11.30am (Italian Mass) – Mass of the Sunday.


Mass at 6.30pm – Christmas Vigil Mass with children’s nativity story. Carols from 6.00pm.
Mass at 12.00pm – Midnight Mass. Carols from 11.30pm.


 Monday 25 December: Christmas Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am & 11.30am (Italian Mass). Carols 30 mins before each Mass.
NO EVENING MASS.
 
Tuesday 26 December: Boxing Day – Mass at 8.30am.
 Saturday 30 December: Vigil Mass at 6.30pm – Feast of the Holy Family.
 Sunday 31 December: The Feast of the Holy Family - Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am (Italian) & 6pm.
Mass at 6pm – Vigil for the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.
 
Monday 1 January: Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Mass at 8.30am.
 Tuesday 2 January: Public Holiday. Mass at 8.30am.
 Saturday 6 January: Vigil Mass – The Epiphany of the Lord.
Sunday 7 January: The Epiphany of the Lord.
Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am (Italian) & 6pm.
 
Second Rite of Reconciliation for Advent

 

Prepare yourself for the Christmas season by joining your parish family for this communal Rite of Reconciliation as we come together to listen and reflect on the Word of God; to express our sorrow for the times we have failed and to praise our God, whose forgiveness is unfailing. 

 
WEDNESDAY, 13 December at 7pm - Infant Jesus Church
THURSDAY, 14 December at 7pm—St. Peter’s Church, Wood St, Bedford.
THURSDAY, 21 December at 7pm - Good Shepherd Church, Lockridge

 


 
IMPORTANT NOTICE
CHANGE TO MASS TIMES

Following the recent survey of Mass attendees at the Saturday Vigil Mass, I have decided to change the start time of this Mass to 6pm. This change will commence from Saturday 13 January.

 

Also,  in future, when there is a public holiday, there will not be two morning Masses. We will have only one morning Mass at 8.30am. – Fr. Greg
 
Don’t throw throw that away!
As the school year comes to a close, please remember the parish when you are cleaning up your unwanted school supplies: pens, pencils, textas and stationery - are all useful. What we cannot use, we will pass on to where it is needed. 2nd hand primary uniform items also very welcome. Please drop your donations to the parish office or into the Church foyer.
 

FEAST DAY ST CLEMENT I 23 NOVEMBER

 In A.D. 88, Saint Clement I became the fourth pope. His reign lasted until A.D. 97. Though we have few facts about Clement, we do know that he wrote a very important letter to the Church in Corinth. 

 

The city of Corinth in Greece had a large Christian population, but it also had a number of problems. A group of people in Corinth refused to follow the legitimate Church authority there. They split off from the main group of believers.

 

Clement, as the shepherd of the Church, wrote to the people, explaining the role of authority and the role of the people, encouraging peace and harmony. So powerful and clear was the letter that in some places in the early Church, it was ranked next to the accepted books of Scripture. It is one of the earliest Christian documents we have. Clement was martyred.(loyolapress.com)

 

MORLEY YOUTH GROUP

Infant Jesus Parish 24:7 Morley Youth Group

All youth in Years 6-12 are invited.
Join us this Friday night, 6-8pm in the Parish Hall.
For more info call Roger 0434 988 711 or Elizabeth 0410 554 393
 

 

POPE FRANCIS AND THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

"To believe in a Father who loves all men and women with an infinite love means realising that he thereby confers upon them an infinite dignity. To believe that the Son of God assumed our human flesh means that each human person has been taken up into the very heart of God.  (Evangelii Gaudium "The Joy of the Gospel" # 178/)

 

 

CATHOLIC MISSIONS

To coincide with the inaugural World Day of the Poor this coming Sunday,  please see the attached announcement from Catholic Missions. The theme is Mother and Child.

CARITAS AUSTRALIA

Send a Christmas message to those you love and support those in need. When you choose a Global Gift this Christmas, you are bringing a moment of joy and helping create a lifetime of change for some of the world's most vulnerable people. 

 

This year you can help bring the gift of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love to our one human family around the world. Each Global Gift will go towards supporting our most important work; from responding to emergency situations to supporting education programs and training farmers with new sustainable livelihood techniques.  

 

Share a message of compassion this Christmas - simply select one of our beautiful Global Gift cards. When you send a Global Gift card to your friends or family you also share a gift with the world and help support our one human family. 

 

From only $10 you can change lives.

 

Order Global Gift cards online at: www.globalgifts.org.au or call us on 1800024413

COMMUNITY NEWS

Community News

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JOIN THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY VOLUNTEER FAMILY

St Vincent de Paul Society is seeking people to join their volunteer team. Your efforts will help to support their good works such as the provision of bedding, clothing and food to those experiencing hardship and providing shelter for the homeless. In turn you can enjoy a range of benefits proven to be associated with volunteering such as an increase in wellbeing, happiness, health and longevity. There are a number of diverse, interesting and stimulating roles available at a range of locations on a range of different time commitments. To name a few you could try your hand at sorting material donations, providing customer service in our retail stores, assisting truck drivers to collect donations, assembling furniture and helping with store displays. To find out more or to express your interest call Sarah on 63237531 or email sarah.ledger@sydpwa.org.au

 

MERCEDES COLLEGE

Early in 2018, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year Five students who are due to start Year Seven in 2020.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes and have not yet requested an information pack, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible. Further information about enrolments is available on our website, www.mercedes.wa.edu.a

 

 

 

VERITAS 
MAD CAMP 141117.pdf
Swap Meet 2017.pdf
Head lice letter to parents pdf.pdf
Catholic Missions Mother and Child.pdf
2018 Board & P&F nomination forms[1].docx
2018 Board & P&F nomination forms.pdf