VERITAS 

30 March 2017
Issue Nine
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
SCHOOL NEWS
COMMUNITY NEWS
Infant Jesus School
08 9276 1769
17 Smith Street
Morley 6062, [email protected], [email protected]
AU

Important Dates
&
Correspondence

Important Dates and Correspondence

VISION

At Infant Jesus. our vision is to develop the whole child to seek the truth through the teachings of Christ in Faith, Hope and Love.

 

OUR SCHOOL VALUES

Living Our Catholic Faith

Truth - We promote Truth and Justice

in a spirit of Infant Jesus.

Excellence - We work hard to be the 

best we can.

Uniqueness - We value the individuality of each person.

Community - We cooperate and engage in open communication with one another.

Relationships - We show respect and kindness to all.

 

 

 

 

Term 1 2017

Thursday                              Assembly Yr 6 

30 March                               Presentation of Badges

 

Friday                                    Swimming Carnival

31 March

 

Saturday                              Commitment Mass

1 April                                    Confirmation  6.30pm

 

Sunday                                 Commitment Mass

2 April                                    Confirmation 9.30am,                                                          6pm

 

Monday                                 Lenten Prayer Reflection

3 April                                    -  8.35am

 

Tuesday                                 Lenten Prayer Reflection

4 April                                    -  8.35am

 

Wednesday                         Lenten Prayer Reflection

5 April                                    -  8.35am

 

Thursday                               Whole School Mass Yr 4

6 April

 

Friday                                    Lenten Prayer Reflection  7 April                                   - 8.35am         

                                                   Fun Run for the Parish

                                                  Last Day of Term

 

 

UNIFORMS

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

 

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

 

Student Free Days 2017

Our tentative dates for Student Free Days for 2017 are as follows:

 

Term 1 - Friday 3 March

Term 2 - Monday 24 April      

Term 3 - Monday 17 July

Term 3 - Friday 22 September

Term 4 - Monday 9 October

 

Parents need to note that these days may change, due to availability of PD requests for staff.

 

TERM CALENDAR 2017

 


Principal's Report

The Life of the World

Dear Parents,

 

This coming Sunday is the Fifth Sunday of Lent, we are more than halfway through this season of the Church. Perhaps we are at the point of looking for something worthwhile to do for the next two weeks as we prepare for the great celebration of the feast of Easter.  We could look at how we participate as a member of our human family.  Lent is often a time given over to “holy” words of repentance and promises of self-reform but, “However many words you speak, what good will they do if you do not act on them?” (Buddha).

Whatever our culture, religion or language, we want food, shelter and good health.  We want to be able to get up in the morning, enthusiastically, and sleep safely at night.  We want health, safety and happiness for our loved ones. We want to know that our lives are purposeful and sometimes gracious. We want to feel part of something greater than ourselves. St Paul in his inspiring letter to the people of Philippi encouraged them to, “show an agreeable attitude to everyone”. 


 

Our spirituality is as personal as our breath or our fingerprint, but, as we move through the forty days of Lent, we might on occasion, surrender freely to the quiet within us, to rediscover the resources and strengths that are there. We might begin to see better and appreciate more, the value of our existence, to see ourselves with more gratitude and respect and to see others in a like manner.

 

Lent challenges us in many ways. It is an opportunity to challenge ourselves to see the good in situations rather than focus on the negatives. When we work with children to help them with issues, we give them strategies to use which assists them in staying positive at school. It is easy for us as adults to identify when children are creating a big issue out of something small, but do we realise when we are doing it ourselves? Researchers have also found that there is more and more evidence that optimism and positive thinking has real health benefits, including a reduction in stress which assists in developing stronger immunity.

 

 

HOLY WEEK 

SCHOOL LENTEN REFLECTIONS

During this season of Lent we have continued to share the love of God with others, pray for others and reflect on how we might have shared our faith during this time.

 

In the last week of the term we will be gathering in the School Hall each morning at 8.35am to reflect on the season of Lent, the message of Jesus and how we can help others by our example and by sharing the Good News.

 

Parents are very welcome to join us for these Lenten Prayer Reflections which will take place on Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 and Friday 7 April in the School Hall at 8.35am each morning.

 

On Thursday 6 April we will gather to celebrate a Whole School Mass commencing at 9.00am at the Infant Jesus Church. 

Senior Swimming Carnival

The Senior Swimming Carnival will be held at the Bayswater Waves Swimming Complex tomorrow.  All students in Years 4 - 6 will be attending this school event. On this day students will need to arrive at school no later than 8.30am as the buses will be leaving the school at approximately 8.45am All students will travel to the pool by bus for the carnival which commences at approximately 9.30am.

 

All parents are invited and are very welcome to attend. To ensure that the carnival runs smoothly, all students need to:

  • Wear their sports uniform, including a school hat.
  • Bring their morning tea, lunch and enough water for the day.
  • Wear and bring some sunscreen – each bay will be provided with sunscreen.
  • Ensure that all clothing, towels etc are clearly labelled.
  • Follow the rules for the day, eg. keep their areas tidy, use passes, eg. for the toilet.
  • Be aware that this is a school event and the school expectations apply in regards to student behaviour and manners.

Students can bring mascots, to cheer with, however, these are not to be made from paper as this creates mess at the pool. Students cannot dye or colour their hair or draw on themselves with textas, pens, coloured zinc etc.  Students are not to purchase food from the kiosk or have food purchased for them by adults as this is unfair to the other children. Students will sit with their factions throughout the day. A separate area for spectators has also been organised.  Please see the attached Programme of Events for an outline of the day.  

 

A reminder to parents in Year 4 – Year 6 that if you are taking your child home directly from Bayswater Waves Aquatic Centre, then, you must provide your child’s class teacher with a written letter stating this. Children will not be permitted to go home with another parent. We ask all parents to support this School Policy.

 

We are sure the students are looking forward to this event and we congratulate them on their efforts this term. We also acknowledge and thank the many parents who have volunteered to assist with the swimming carnival and very much appreciate their co-operation and support.

 

Best wishes and good luck to all the factions!

Infant Jesus Family

Our prayers are with the Rozario family (Ava 2B) whose Uncle recently passed away in Brisbane.  Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord.

 

 

 

Prayer

 

Lord,

Inspire us to act justly, love tenderly and walk

humbly with you, our God.

Breathe upon us your Spirit of Peace that we may be bearers of reconciliation wherever you place us.

  May there be peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our land and between all people.

 Amen

 

Year 6 Ministries

Congratulations to all our Year 6 students who were presented with their Leadership Badges at this morning’s assembly. The roles and responsibilities of the various Ministries are listed below:

Environmental Care Ministry

The aim of the Environmental Care Ministry is to provide representation to the student body. Each class will hold class meetings and report necessary action to their representative from the Environmental Care Ministry.

 

 For example:

  • care of environment
  • care of playground
  • care of learning areas/verandahs
  • general concerns
  • Student Representatives are responsible for passing relevant information to the Principal

 

Pastoral Care Ministry

The aim of this Ministry is to help develop the faith life of the school, to promote care and respect for all and to help people in need.

 

Duties include:

  • lead whole school in prayer at special times
  • Special Feast Day focus
  • lead Christian Service Awareness
  • organise Fund Raising activities for the school (e.g.  Caritas, Life Link, St Vincent de Paul, Catholic Missions)

Other Charities as appropriate and in consultation with Principal.

 

Wellness Ministry

The aim of this Ministry is to promote a healthy life style. Their duties are to:

  • Support the PE teacher with sport equipment
  • Support the school carnivals as necessary
  • Organise special games at lunch time
  • Care of playground
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle

 

Student Representative Ministry

The aim of the Assembly Ministry is to promote active public speaking and organisation skills.

Their duties are to:

  • present at the whole school assembly
  • lead & assist with the school prayer at the assembly
  • lead & assist with the running of the school assembly 
  • liaise with class teachers in regard to special needs for class presentations and prayer

 

Parish Fun Run

The Infant Jesus School Fun Run has become an annual event supporting people in need. The Fun Run has typically been an event focusing on global events of natural disaster.

 

This year our school has committed to supporting the Infant Jesus Parish to purchase and upgrade the sound system. The close partnership between the parish and the school is highlighted by the words of Pope Francis. Pope Francis explains that the relationship between the family and the Church is so important. He said that the connection between the two is natural, because the Church is a "spiritual family” and the family is a small church. He added that "families and parishes are the two places where we encounter, in every age, that communion of love which has its ultimate source in God.”

 

The ‘Parish Fun Run,’ will be held next Friday 7 April at various times throughout the day. The children in Years 1-3 will run the event during their normal daily fitness times and Years 4-6 will run the event during the normal sport sessions on Friday afternoon. Pre-Primary children will run the event at a time convenient to them.  Three-Year-Old Kindy and Kindy children will have a collection box for donations in their classroom. Children can run, jog, walk, skip etc around the track. Each child will receive a card to record the number of ‘laps’. 

 

In preparation for this event, each student will receive a sponsor sheet that ha been sent home. Please collect as many sponsors and/or donations as possible. Children can be sponsored per lap – or for a general donation. We hope that you are passionate and continue to support this worthy event.  We hope you have been collecting!!! 

 

We ask that parents be aware of who and where their children are going to collect sponsors and donations. Relatives and friends are the safest people to ask.

 

Parent and Teacher Meetings

Last week, parents had the chance to catch up with class teachers and discuss individual student progress in the year so far.  This is viewed as an important opportunity which supports the education partnership that we believe to be a vital component to student success. 

 

Once again, where parents and carers were unable to avail themselves over the time scheduled, I would encourage you to organise a more mutually convenient time with your child/ren’s class teacher/s.

NAPLAN 2017

Every year, all Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students across Australia participate in NAPLAN.  These assessments provide class teachers, the school, the system, the State and the country with valuable information about student ability and needs and are used in conjunction with other assessment data to inform decisions across all levels.

 

This year NAPLAN will take place from Tuesday 9  May to Thursday 11 May.  If you have any queries or concerns in regards to NAPLAN, please visit the official website at http://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/parent-carer-support/parent-carer-support. You can also speak with your child's classroom teacher or Clare Moffat (Support Coordinator) at the school.

 

NAPLAN is not something that needs to be or can be ‘studied’ for. Rather it is an assessment based on content and skills taught from the Australian Curriculum. Teachers will ensure that students are comfortable with the style of assessment and alignment with the Australian Curriculum.

NAPLAN is not a pass or fail type test, and is designated to illustrate the range of student performance across the country. It is not expected that students will be able to answer all questions correctly.

 

Parents will be provided with a NAPLAN report for their child in mid-September. Individual student performance is shown on a national achievement scale for each test. The performance of individual students can be compared to the average performance of all students in Australia.

Mother's Day

On Tuesday, 9 May we will be taking time, as a school, to celebrate some very special women in our lives, our mothers. A whole school Mass will be celebrated in the School Hall commencing at 9:00am, followed by a morning tea, just for mums. 

 

Mums, please put this date in your calendar.

 

Term Two Pupil
Free Days

Monday 24 April will be a Pupil Free Day where staff will be participating in a Professional development day on our whole school focus of Mathematics. Tuesday 25 April is ANZAC Day and Public Holiday.

 

School resumes for students on Wednesday 26th April

 

Lead your Family
Well

From My Readings This Week…

Lead your family well with these three tips from Michael Grose:


Great parents are family leaders, not just managers of children and their behaviours and anxieties.  Look at any parent who sees herself or himself as a leader and you'll notice they have these three behaviours in common:

  1. They absorb children’s fears, insecurities and anxieties, and instil a sense of confidence that these can be overcome. Using a mixture of coaxing, coaching and cajoling they somehow find a way to instil in their children a sense of courage to put themselves in new or potentially awkward social situations; to have a go at activities where failure is a real option; and to contribute to the well-being of others which reduces anxiousness and fear.
  2. They accept that life is sometimes confusing for children and teenagers but they manage to convince them that they can cope and life will get better. This certainty provides hope, the antidote to confusion.
  3. They mobilise their family to support each other; persuading often self-centred individuals to act for the common good. They inspire generosity not selfishness; giving rather than taking; and action (such as volunteering) that creates better futures.

Parenting, as an industry, has changed. It used to be focused on child management. That is the focus for many ‘experts’ and newbies to the scene, who don’t see the bigger picture.

 But great parenting is more about family leadership than merely focusing on child management. Great leaders offer confidence, certainty and direction. 

 

That’s exactly what parents who are leaders offer their children too!

 

 

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision...It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

Andrew Carnegie

 

 

 

Have a GREAT Week - #ExpectGreatThings!

 

 

 

Paul Hille 

Principal 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

 YEAR TWO NEWS

This term, in Religious Education, we began by focusing the children’s attention on how God created everyone uniquely.  We have explored and discussed our similarities and differences, leading to the understanding that we all belong in God’s family.  We have composed prayers to God thanking Him for our special friends and highlighting why they are important to us. 

 

Our learning during the Lenten season relates to the three ‘pillars’ of Lent -   they are prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  We discussed how we can make a difference during Lent and the children have set goals for serving God and others for this Lenten season.

 

During our daily English sessions we immerse ourselves in reading, writing and word study.  As well as the mechanics of the written word our reading program primarily attends to comprehension.  The children are building strategies to assist them with literal and inferential comprehension.  

 

Our Word Study program has two aspects. Firstly in class we undertake the Study of Words to provide the children with opportunities to investigate and understand the patterns and features in words.

 

The learning of Spelling Rules is undertaken as part of the Word Study lesson. Using a problem solving approach the children are supported to discover rules and exceptions to the rule.

 

The spelling process is separate to word study.  According to research Spelling is learnt as it is used in context, in order for it to have meaning and purpose. The key principles are:

  • Effective spellers use a number of different strategies interactively in order to spell correctly.
  • Independence and self-evaluation are essential for spelling development.
  • Learning to spell is part of the developmental process of learning to write.
  • Errors can be viewed as developmental signposts of children’s awareness of the spelling system.
  • Spelling should be taught in context with meaning to the child and purpose to why it needs to be learnt.

In writing this term the children will be creating narratives, recounts and retells.  For each writing style a specific structure is used. For example, when writing a narrative the children are progressing from the concept of a ‘beginning, middle and end’ to writing an ‘orientation, complication and resolution’.

 

During Mathematics, we continue to support the children to explore number and place value.  They look at different ways of representing numbers and identifying number patterns.  There are also opportunities to group, partition and rearrange collections up to 1000, in hundreds, tens and ones, to facilitate more efficient counting and to assist in developing a deeper understanding of place value.  We will also be exploring number sequences and initially those increasing and decreasing by twos, threes, fives and tens. The children  enjoy working in small groups with concrete materials to consolidate their learning.  A sound understanding of number and place value will provide a solid foundation for the ongoing development of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills.

 

In Measurement we will have explored the concept of calendars and the role they play in our daily lives.  We have examined and recorded data on a calendar and used one to find out useful information about our day.  We have also identified, sequenced and categorised the months of the year according to seasons.

 

In   the Social Sciences and Humanities the focus this term has been examining the history of Saint Mary MacKillop and the impact of her life in our lives today.  We have also identified and discussed her connections to other places in Australia.  To further develop our understanding and make links to our prior knowledge, the children are now exploring their impact on society and their own connections to places in Australia and across the world.

 

YEAR ONE NEWS

This term, we focus on three Religious Education units. The first being ‘I Am Special’ which explores ways that each of us are special, and how we differ from those around us. The second unit is called ‘Growing and Changing’’. This unit enables the children to discover how, for Christian people, life is ultimately a gift of God. Throughout this unit the children will discover how they can become members of God’s family through Baptism. The third unit is ‘A Special Holy Time’ gives the children the opportunity to wonder at God, who creates new life. This unit familiarises the children with the Easter Story and how we celebrate that Jesus was raised to new life.

 

Each morning during our English time our focus is reading, writing and word study. Our shared reading sessions focus on ensuring the children understand what they read and get meaning from written text.

 

In Writing we are exploring narratives. Throughout the term the children will have looked at a range of narrative texts which has provided them with an understanding of the structure of a story. The children used the pictures and words to gain meaning. Focus is placed on documenting sounds and using correct letter formation, to create meaning, as well as sentence formation.

 

Our Word Study focuses on expanding the child’s knowledge of sounds and letters, therefore enabling the children to use this knowledge in their everyday writing.

 

Our Individualised Reading program focuses on the development of each child. The children select the book and read for pleasure or for information. The important aspect is that this it is directed by the child and they have ownership of their reading. This program assists the children at their developmental stage of reading and comprehension strategies are incorporated to help with meaning.

 

In Mathematics we have been focusing on Number and Algebra and Measurement.

In Number and Algebra, the children use concrete materials to assist in developing their counting abilities using one to one correspondence.  They will develop confidence with number sequences to and from one hundred. Throughout the term the children will be working towards recognising, modelling, reading, writing and ordering numbers to at least 100. In Measurement and Geometry, the children have explored, measured and compared different lengths and capacities using non-standard units of measurement.

                                                                                                       

This Humanities and Social Sciences program consists of History and Geography. This is a new learning area developed for the Western Australian Curriculum and mandated by the Government. It combines History and Geography into one learning area. Through Integrated Studies the children have learnt about how places have distinctive features. They have identified  natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location on a pictorial map and how they may change over time.

 

 

MUSIC NEWS
This term the Infant Jesus Choir have been working hard, studying effective vocal techniques to improve tone production and paying particular attention to the blending of voices to produce a seamless choral tone. They have also delved into learning successful performance skills and how it is imperative to work together as a team. The Choir  had their first Choral Performance at the Assembly this morning and we are looking forward to many more performances.
 

PERFORMING ARTS
This year will bring the 28th Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and College’s. The Infant Jesus Choir, Band and Year Four Music Classes have commenced work upon their Performance pieces for the Festival.


Entries for the Festival are now open. If your child studies voice or learns an instrument and would like to perform in the Festival this year, please contact me on [email protected]

 

Also please see attachment for Jazz for Juniors coming up at His Majesty's Theatre for children aged 4-7 years.
Nicole Boddy

 

Italian Festival 2017

The Italo Australia Welfare and Cultural Centre are running a number of competitions for the Italian Festival this year, one of which is the children's colouring competition. This year the topic for the colouring competition is 'L' Anno Internazionale del Turismo Sostenibile/The international Year of Sustainable Tourism.'

 

We are asking all parents to encourage their children to participate and do their best. It is a State competition and certificates and prizes are awarded from the Centre. Also could you please sign and send back the entry form available from our Italian Teacher Signora Cole.

Engagement

P&F News

LOOSE CHANGE CHALLENGE
We're excited to announce that we are holding a Loose Change Fundraiser in Term 2!  Children in each class will be asked to donate change into their class bucket.  The class who raises the most will win a Class Pizza Party! Children will receive a pizza lunch, juice, a longer lunch break AND a secret surprise!  All classes will want to win this one so start saving your small change!!

 

 

QUIZ NIGHT MEETING
The next fundraising meeting will be held tonight 7pm at Fast Eddys Cafe, Morley.  All parents are welcome and we hope to see you there.

 

FREE DRESS
Thank you to the Social Committee for organising a wonderful Free Dress and Ice Cream Day.  It was fantastic to see the kids dressing up and making the most of free dress.  We had a great time giving away 527 icy poles to students and staff in the piazza!  Your gold coin donations were appreciated and we're happy to advise that $471.75 was raised on the day!  A big thank you to Sarah Ruggiero, Ida Romeo, Marisa Gulluni and Ida Romeo for helping with this event.

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK FUNDRAISING

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MAD CAMP

It’s that time of year again, MAD (Mother & Daughter) Camp.  

 

Let’s get physical and have fun with our friends while meeting new ones.  

 

This year promises to be full of fun with lots of laughs.  The camp will be held on 26-28 May 2017 at Point Walter Reserve.  

 

Please fill in the attached Registration Form, pay the deposit via EFT and pass your form into the office for collection.  The deposit needs to be paid by Friday 31st March 2017 and the form handed into the office.  Any queries please contact one of us on the form.

 

INFANT  JESUS FAMILY CAMP  2017
A big hello to all the families.  At this stage we have confirmed the date for the 2017 Family  Camp. This will be during  the middle weekend  of September/October  school holidays, being Friday 29 September, and concluding Sunday 1 October.


We have reduced it by one night, but extended the last day until the afternoon. This will not be the long weekend, giving families  the option  to still make use of the  Queen's birthday long weekend.

 

Family camp  has been going for over 40 years, and we need to keep this tradition going, as it has made some of the best school memories for both the parents  and the kids  of those who have ever attended. 
Linda Prestianni 0433 925 857
Ardrian Gonsalves 0403 439 888

 

YEAR 3 PARENT CATCHUP

YEAR 5 COFFEE CATCHUP
Date: Friday 7 April
Time: from 8.45am
Venue: Coffee Club Morley

AND save the date: Friday, 28 April - Dinner!!

Canteen Roster

Friday 31 March   

Rosanna Monastra, Belinda Chami, Lisa McCarthy

Monday 3 April  

Jessica Musca, Louise Staltari, Wanita Gentile

Wednesday 5 April 

Jenny Allpike, Emily Dayan, Belinda Poat

 

Please Note: Vegetarian Pasta, Arancini and Fish Burgers will be sold in lieu of meat products every Friday during Lent. This is in keeping with our Catholic Lenten Practice of Fasting.

 

Please see attached the Canteen Menu for Lent.

 

Accountability

 

VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP AND CODE OF CONDUCT 

To assist with school based events, please ensure that both of these have been completed. 

1. Complete the Volunteer Workshop 

2. Read and Sign the Code of Conduct which is new in 2017.  

 

It is a requirement that not only the Parent Volunteer Workshop has been completed, but the school based Code of Conduct has been signed and returned to the office.  

 

Copies of the Code of Conduct are available from the front office or online. 

 

 

ANZAC Day 2017 

ANZAC Day occurs on 25 April every year. On this day we honour all the men and women who have participated in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world, including the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Incredibly, more than 100 years have passed since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.

 

Honouring the ANZACs

In 1916, one year after the Gallipoli landing, 25 April was officially declared as ANZAC Day. In the beginning, ANZAC Day honoured the ANZACs. However, after World War II, ANZAC Day came to be about honouring all veterans, servicemen and women, alive or dead. ANZAC Day commemorates everyone who has been involved in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, from the Occupation of Japan, to the Korean War, to the Vietnam War, to the conflict in Afghanistan.

 

At Infant Jesus School we will be honouring our ANZAC Story at 11am on the 26 of April in the Piazza. All are encouraged to intend this special event; however, we are sure many more will attend the special services around the Perth Metropolitan area on our Public Holiday in recognition of this special day. 

 


Discipleship
Feastday of St John Climacus 30 March 

St. John took his name Climacus or “ladder” from his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent. The reader who climbed The Ladder ascended thirty steps to holiness. According to St. John, the goal was to reach a state of apatheia or passive disinterestedness in earthly life so as to anticipate the wonders of heaven. 

 

Each step communicated some practical insight into Christian living that twenty-first-century readers will still find beneficial. Consider, for example, the tenth step on avoiding slander and judging others:

Slander is the offspring of hatred, a subtle yet crass disease, a leech escaping notice, wasting and draining away the lifeblood of love. I have rebuked slanderers, and in self-defense these evildoers claimed to be acting out of love. My answer was, “If, as you insist, you love that person, then don’t make a mockery of him, but pray for him in secret, for this is the kind of love that is acceptable to the Lord.”

 

Do not allow human respect to get in your way when you hear someone slandering his neighbour. Instead, say: “Brother, stop it! I do worse things every day, so how can I criticize him?” You accomplish two things when you say this. You heal yourself and you heal your neighbour with the one bandage. Do not make judgments, and you will travel no quicker road to the forgiveness of your sins. “Do not judge, and you will not be judged” (Luke 6:37 NJB). If a man commits a sin before you at the very moment of his death, pass no judgment because God’s judgment is hidden from us. Men have sinned greatly in the open but have done greater good deeds in secret.

 

A native of Palestine and possibly a disciple of St. Gregory Nazianzen, at sixteen, John entered a monastery in the Palestinian desert. After four years of training in a community, he lived forty years as a hermit. Like other desert fathers, he broke his near-total solitude only on Saturdays and Sundays to worship with other hermits and counsel his followers.

 

Early in his monastic career John decided that as a mark of submission to God he would receive all criticism as true. Once, for example, some monks reproached him for wasting time in idle conversation. So to correct what he regarded as a serious fault, for a year John observed absolute silence. Only when his disciples insisted that they needed his spiritual teaching did the saint start speaking again.

 

When John was seventy he was elected abbot of the monastery at Mount Sinai. That was an appropriate choice, for many monks saw John as a Moses who had received Christian commandments from God and recorded them in his Ladder. After four years in office, John retired to his cell and died there around 649 at eighty years of age.

 

Parish News

EASTER AT MORLEY


 Sunday 9 April—PALM SUNDAY.

Masses at 6.30pm (Sat Vigil),  7.30am, 9.30am (procession of palms with the parish children), 11.30am (Italian) and 6pm.

THE TRIDUUM
Three days, one celebration                                          
Thursday 13 April—HOLY THURSDAY.  Morning prayer of the Church 8am in the Parish Hall. Confessions 8.30 - 9.30am. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm, followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until 10.00pm
 
Friday 14 April—GOOD FRIDAY.

Morning Prayer of the Church at 8.00am in the Parish Hall. Stations of the Cross (parish youth) at 9.30am, Confession 8.30 - 9.30am (English), 9.30 - 10.30am (English and Italian), Via Croce (Italian) at 11.00am
The Passion of the Lord at 3pm.
 
Saturday 15 April—HOLY SATURDAY.  
Morning Prayer of the Church at 8.00am in the Parish Hall, Confessions 8.30 - 9.30am ,  Easter Vigil—Service of Light at 7.30pm. Includes adult baptisms (approx. 2 hours service). The service will begin outside the church around the fire. Followed by a celebration supper in the Parish Centre (approximately 10pm). Please bring a plate to share.
 
Sunday 16  April—EASTER SUNDAY.  Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am (Italian) and 6pm.
 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM

Sacrament of Confirmation 2017

A reminder to all families who have enrolled their child for the Sacrament of Confirmation at Infant Jesus Parish this year, that you are required to attend one of the Commitment Masses listed below -

Saturday, 1 April at 6:30 pm OR
Sunday, 2 April at 9:30 am OR
Sunday, 2 April  at 6:00 pm 

Please remember to bring your child's holy card and to mark your child's name at the registration before or after the Mass.

 

Dates to remember:

  • Parent Information Night - Monday 1 May at 7pm
  • Parent and Child Night - Monday 22 May at 7pm
  • Retreat, Episocpal Visitation and Practice - Friday 9 June at 9am
  • Confirmation Masses - Saturday 10 June at 12noon and 3pm

 

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION ENROLMENT REMINDER:
A kind reminder to all the parents that the enrolment for the Sacrament of Confirmation  is now overdue. Please submit all your enrolment forms with complete attachments as soon as possible


SECOND RITE OF RECONCILIATION

Wednesday 5 April at 7.30pm
Join your parish family in this beautiful communal expression of repentance and sorrow in preparation for the great Feast of Easter.


Reflect on the Word of God, be led gently through an examination of conscience, be healed by individual confession. Go back into the world with a heart that is empty of all sorrow and regret and be filled with our loving Father’s unwavering love.
 

PARISH BUSY BEE  FOR EASTER
SATURDAY 8 April 9am—1pm

We need many hands to help make our parish grounds and centre clean and fresh for our celebrations at Easter. There will be gardening, cleaning and small maintenance jobs to be done.

 

Children are very welcome to come with their parents to help.  Morning tea and a sausage sizzle lunch will be provided to all the workers.  Lists will be in the foyer detailing the jobs that need to be done and the equipment required for each task. If you can bring your own equipment, that would be a help, but the parish will provide equipment if you do not have your own. It would be great to see some new faces!
 

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

 

PRE-LOVED CHILDREN’S CLOTHING NEEDED
Harmony Place Women’s refuge in Highgate is running very low on children’s clothing. The refuge needs sizes 0 to 17 to assist the families in need. If you have any good quality pre-loved clothing you no longer need and would like to donate, please bring them to Parish Office.

Thank you.— Sue Goodwin

Project Compassion

SEMITI'S STORY - FIJI

Love Your Neighbour

Semiti grew up in an informal or 'squatter' settlement in Fiji. He is now Director of the People's Community Network, supported by Caritas Australia, which empowers thousands of landless Fijians living in informal settlements.

 

Semiti Says:

"I was once someone who had nothing."

 

“Through the voice of the poor we can become one, and it’s very powerful.”
 

Semiti grew up in an informal, or ‘squatter’, settlement in Fiji. More than a quarter of Fiji’s people live in these settlements, with little hope of finding permanent housing and land. Their situation is particularly vulnerable – many live in unstable shelters, and there is a constant threat of extreme climate events. Children have few opportunities for education, and unemployment levels are high. There is little access to public services such as roads, water supply, electricity and garbage collection.

 

Now Semiti is working together with other residents of informal settlements to make positive changes. He is the Director of the People’s Community Network (PCN), which Caritas Australia supports. PCN helps empower landless people in Fiji, enabling them to address the issues that affect their lives.

 

The network helps people in each settlement to advocate together to improve their living conditions. They work in committees on issues relating to health and hygiene; care of the elderly and of women who need empowerment; education needs; and unemployment.

 
Semiti and other informal settlement residents tell how PCN helps them work together as neighbours, in solidarity. Through their participation in housing, savings and education programs, they have formed common bonds, and have grown in resilience and in dignity.

 

"One thing that my past taught me is to give back to the community what I have learned. I always tell them: I was once in your shoes." - Semiti

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Soccer

INFANT JESUS SOCCER CLUB
Thank you to all those who attended the Infant Jesus Soccer Club information day on Sunday 26 February 2017. Anyone who was unable to attend or who still requires uniform sizing, there will be opportunities to try on the uniform on Tuesday 28 March and 4 April 2017. Please attend the clubrooms between 5pm and 6pm and speak to Michelle.
 
To make things easier for parents, all uniform purchases will now be made online through the Infant Jesus Soccer Club website. Once you have confirmed your child’s size, please place your order at ijsoccerclub.com . Please help us to avoid last minute exchanges by placing your order early.
 
Please direct any enquiries to Michelle Jacobsen at [email protected]

 

 

RAC Little Legends Jurassic Creatures Colouring-in Competition

Finn McMenemy's (1B) entry won the RAC Little Legends Jurassic Creatures colouring-in competition.  He has won a family pass to the "Jurassic Creatures" at the new Crown Pyramid.  Well done Finn!

 

Morley Bulldogs Football Club

Recruiting children now! Club rooms and training at RA Cooke Reserve, Cnr Coode Street and Barker Road, Bedford.  Contact the Registrar (Natalie) on 0406122488 or [email protected]

La Salle College Open Day

 La Salle College’s Open Day will be held on Tuesday 4 April 2017.  
 
The Year 11 Tourism students and Student Representative Council will take you on a personalised tour of the extensive facilities while capturing the learning areas in action.   At the conclusion of the tour, refreshments will be served at Café de La Salle and C Street Café.
Tour times: 9:25am and 11:35am


To book your preferred tour time contact the Community Relations Department on 9449 0635.
 

 

Our Lady’s Assumption School 50th Anniversary.

Calling past students, families and staff of  Our Lady’s Assumption School in Dianella.  This year, Our Lady’s Assumption School in Dianella is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.


To commemorate this milestone, the school invites past students, families and staff to join in the celebrations with the OLA community.


To find out how you can be involved, head to the dedicated Facebook page at: Facebook/OLA50th or email [email protected]   

 

Trinity College Currently Taking Enrolment Interviews

If you are looking for a holistic, quality Catholic education for your son, Trinity College in East Perth may be the school you are searching for.  We strive to provide the highest level of teaching and learning in an environment that keeps expanding to meet the physical and emotional needs of all students. To learn more about the extensive things on offer such as our state-of-the-art robotic observatory or our Design and Technology Centre using the latest equipment in technology laboratories, please visit our website for further information. Interviews are now taking place for Year 7 in 2019, with limited places available for Year 7 next year. Visit www.trinity.wa.edu.au or contact 9223 8121 to book a guided tour.

 

Archdiocese of Perth

 

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Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia has an extensive range of short courses which serve as ‘tasters’ to their longer courses but also serve as a stand-alone opportunity to learn new skills and strategies to help support you in your parenting role.
 
The attached flier outlines parenting courses available in our West Leederville, Joondalup and Fremantle Branches for the month of April 2017.

 

Harmony Place Women's Refuge Highgate request donations of clothes

Infant Jesus Parish have received a request from Harmony Place Women's Refuge requesting donations of children's clothing.....Harmony Place Women’s refuge in Highgate is running very low on children’s clothing 0-17 yrs old.  If you have any good quality second hand clothing for children they would love to receive any donations please. These can be dropped to Sue Goodwin, Infant Jesus Parish Mon - Thurs 9.30am - 12.30pm. Thank you very much for your help.

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