VERITAS 

02 November 2017
Issue Thirty-four
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

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Term 4 2017

 Thursday 2 November

All Souls Day

 

Friday 3 November 

School Disco

 

Monday 6 November

Family Retreat & Reconciliation Day

 

Tuesday 7 November

Board Meeting

 

Wednesday 8 November

Year 6 Dance Lessons

 

Thursday 9 November

Class Assembly Year 3

Family Retreat and Reconciliation  Day

 

Friday 10 November

Remembrance Day Reflection 11.00am

 

Wednesday 15 November

Year 6 Dance Lessons

 

Thursday 16 November

Parish Mass Year 2 & 5

 

Friday 17 November

Summer Lightning Carnival - Year 5

 

Tuesday 21 November 

P & F Meeting

 

Wednesday 22 November

Yr 6 Dance Lessons

 

Thursday 23 November

Whole School Mass - Thank you to Volunteers

2018 Kindy Parent Information Night 

 

Term Calendar 2017

 

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

First Reconciliation

Dear Parents,

 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Next week, the students in Year 3 will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. The students, their families and their teachers have been preparing for many weeks for this significant celebration in their faith journey.

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available to all baptised Catholics in Catholic Churches around the world. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is normally available each weekend at times prescribed by the parish. 

 

In the Catholic Church today, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated through one of three ‘rites’ . The First Rite involves only the priest and the penitent – the person confessing his/her sins.  The penitent confesses his/her sins and receives forgiveness. This is the way the Year Three children have been preparing for and will receive, the Sacrament for the first time.

 

The Second Rite is a communal celebration that includes all the elements of the First Rite of Reconciliation.  Normally students participate in this celebration with their classes. It involves listening and sharing the Gospel, an individual reconciliation and a thanksgiving response at the conclusion of the celebration. 

 

The Third Rite is a communal celebration that does not include an individual reconciliation. This form of Reconciliation can only be celebrated with the permission of the Bishop of the Diocese. 
 

We especially thank Fr Greg, the Sacramental Team, led by Faith Rico and the Year Three Teachers, Miss Melissa Myles and Miss Yen Wong for their efforts this year.

PRAYER 

Christ, our Light,
we believe that you are here among us as you promised you would be when we gather in your name.
With a trust that goes far deeper than our limited capacity to imagine,

you have handed over to us responsibility to carry out your works and wishes in our world.

We ask you now
 to walk beside us on our  journey,

to fill our minds, memories and imaginations with hope and vision.
Help us to see our lives and work within your Church 
with strong creative clarity, 
so that we may serve more effectively,

all who search for faith and meaning  in our world.
Amen.

 

 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.

 
SCHOOL BOARD

Attached to this newsletter is information regarding the School Annual Community Meeting as well as nomination forms to join the Infant Jesus School Board. 
 
School Boards are imperative to the correct functioning of all Catholic Schools in WA. To be a member of a School Board is a tremendous experience and well worthwhile for any parent or member of the community. Our current School Board is comprised of the following members:

 
School Board Members 2017:
Fr Greg Burke  - Parish Priest 
Mr Rick Oliveri  -  Board Chair
Mr Sam Modica  - Board Treasurer     
Mrs Jessica Musca -  Secretary 
Mrs Min De Leo -  Board Member (co-opted)
Mrs Hein Trang -    P&F Rep
Mrs Nevellene Linquist -  Parish 

Mr Paul Hille - School Principal 
Ms Clare Moffat - Observer
Mr Frank Colangelo - Observer
 

The School Board members have been wonderful in their commitment and enthusiasm throughout the year.  We thank each of them for their contributions, skills and dedication. As a group, they have worked productively to plan for the future development of the school, particularly in the area of school finance.

 

Their ability to work cooperatively and constructively with the school as a parent representative body has been tremendous.  As parents, they too, have the vision of providing better facilities for the present and potential students and this has certainly been the foundation of all their decision-making.  The overall role of the Board is to help the school fulfil its educational responsibilities in accordance with the constitution, policies and practices of the Catholic Education Commission of WA and the Planning for the present and future operation of the school by:
•    Providing membership on selection panels for employment of staff for the school in accordance with CECWA policy.
•   Liaising in all matters relating to the financial management of the school with persons and organisations in the local Catholic community.
•    Providing representation on the committee which recommends the appointment of a Principal in accordance with CECWA policy.
•  Managing all the finances associated with the school.
•   Advising the Principal with respect to school policy that has financial implications.
 
Currently, there are two (2) positions available for election to the Infant Jesus School Board in 2017.  Interested community members are encouraged to apply.

PARENT AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION

The P&F Association of Infant Jesus School is an integral part of our Catholic school structure and is a valuable instrument in the Church’s ministry of education.  This council has been structured to hopefully enhance collaboration and consultation with parents.

 

Most of the work that this council of parents is doing is most definitely evolving and a work in progress, but they are committed to:
•    Striving to develop at the school a ‘real’ community of parents, teachers and students, which reflects a   truly Christian ethos.
•    Working closely with the school Principal and staff as much as possible and asking for guidance as to the schools funding priorities and achieving common goals.
•    Endeavouring to have all parents enjoy the exciting experience of their children’s formal school years by active participation and personal involvement in the school programs.
•  Assisting in planning and organising functions associated with the social, sporting, cultural, and educational life of the school community.

•    Working to provide additional resources which are considered necessary for the children or to assist the teachers in their professional work.

 
The success of this important partnership is dependent on the attitude of teachers and parents and their mutual recognition and respect for their different but equally important roles. This year we have been privileged to have a very committed and collaborative P&F. 
 
We especially thank all of the members of the Executive, namely :
•    Nicola Cecchele - President
•    Sarah Ruggerio - Vice President
•    Jenny Allpike - Treasurer
•    Marisa Gulluni  - Secretary
 
This group of dedicated ladies have lead a very collaborative and productive P&F Committee this year. We also recognise the Parent Representatives and the Committee members for their work over the course of the year. Their enthusiasm and commitment has been exceptional and we thank them all sincerely. We also thank all the various members of the different sub-committees for their assistance throughout the year.
 
An opportunity to become a member of the P&F Executive Team, or a P&F Committee Member in 2018 will be given to all parents at the ACM on Tuesday 28 November

 

 

SCHOOL FEES

Thank you to the many parents who have made an effort to pay their school fees. The year is drawing to a close quite rapidly, and there are still a number of families who have outstanding School Fee Accounts.  We ask that all families please finalise their School Fees by 24 November. Opportunities are continuously provided to all families who are experiencing difficulties to discuss the situation with the school Principal.  Some families have acted on this, and we thank them for their sincerity and honesty.  If you are experiencing legitimate difficulties in relation to your school fees, please contact Mrs Irene Baginski at the school office so an appointment can be made with Mr Hille.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS MASS AND MORNING TEA

On Thursday 23 November, there is a Volunteers Mass at Infant Jesus School followed by a morning tea in the to say ‘thank you’ to all the parents who have assisted with school activities throughout year.  We recognise that parents are a very important link between home and school and we greatly value and appreciate the support they have provided the staff and students of Infant Jesus School. It is tremendous to have this level of interest displayed in the development of both the children and the school as a whole. Many activities could not be planned without their involvement and generous commitment of time and energy.  To all our parent helpers - THANK YOU.

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 an armistice was signed that stopped the fighting in World War I. Since then, and after World War II, this day of remembrance became known as ‘Remembrance Day’ so we can remember the people who have died in all wars.

 

On Friday 10 November at 11.00am, the school community will pause for a Remembrance Day reflection. This will take place in the Piazza. We hope that in the future where ever children are at the eleventh hour of the eleventh month they will pause, reflect and remember all the people who have died in wars.

 

 

FATHER AND SON CAMP

A huge thank you to JD Roussety and the entire camp committee for all their hard work to make this years camp such a success!  We're very lucky at Infant Jesus School to have parents that are willing to donate their time to ensure these traditions continue. Many thanks.

 

 

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT
This will be held on Thursday 23 November in the hall commencing at 6.00pm.  This is for all parents of children attending Kindergarten in 2018. 

 
 
FROM MY READINGS THIS WEEK...
Just teasing! Difference between Bullying and Teasing (Source: www.scholastic.com)
 

Children poke fun at one another. It’s just what they do. Our instinct may be to immediately stop the behaviour and try to protect children from it, but, in fact, some teasing is critical to children’s social development. When kids make fun of their friends without aggression or any intention of hurting their feelings, it’s called positive or productive teasing. This kind of behaviour helps kids build relationships and use humour to address taboo topics or handle sticky situations.

 

60 to 70% of the teasing young kids do is positive. If we don’t let kids tease at all, we stop the majority of teasing that helps kids form bonds and navigate social situations. “Teasing is a way to handle the conflicts of our social lives in less aggressive ways.”

 

Kids of all ages use positive teasing to forge friendships and gain understanding. A toddler hides a toy in hopes of getting a friend’s attention. First graders chant “Bobby and Sarah sitting in a tree . . . ” as they begin to explore boy-girl dynamics. And when 11-year-olds make fun of the music their dad likes, they’re distancing themselves from their parents’ tastes so that they can discover their own.
 
 

TEASING VS BULLYING

Teasing is misunderstood because it is often confused with bullying which has a strictly negative impact.  The way to distinguish between the two is by the intent.  The goal of teasing is to create closer relationships and make connections.  The goal of bullying is to harm.  Teasing turns into bullying when kids use it to gain greater social status.  Of course, even the most positive teasing turns sour if it goes too far.  To determine whether the teasing is positive or not, it’s essential to look at context.  For example, if  kids joke about a child’s shoes, that’s different  from focusing on something much harder to control, such as being overweight.”

 

“Teasing a kid behind a gym out of sight is dangerous, whereas teasing in front of a group of friends is less threatening.”

 

The line between teasing and bullying blurs again when the child being teased doesn’t know how to respond.  “Everyone has a different set of personal boundaries,” says Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, “and that’s confusing for kids.”  But, she says, if a child overreacts or withdraws in response to teasing, she may lost out on important social experiences.

 

To help your child understand teasing and even benefit from it:
Teaching teasing: teaching context clues that surround playful teasing (i.e. body language, laughter, or sarcasm) so he/she can see the difference between serious and joking conversation and use those tools to joke back.
 

Define the terms:  When both people are equal in size, intelligence and age and are having fun, it’s teasing.  But when the two aren’t equal - one’s more popular, bigger or powerful - and the exchange is out of balance, it’s bullying.

 

Listen without disagreement: If your child tells you her classmates called her ugly, don’t just jump in to reassure her that she’s beautiful.  “As soon as you do that, you’ve let her be victimised.”  Instead, listen to what she says and then help her come up with a plan to address it the next time it happens.

 

Do some investigating:  If you want more information, don’t ask your child directly if he’s being teased.  Instead ask a question that can be answered in the second or third person.  How do kids joke around these days?  Or, what is teasing like for kids today?

 

Finally, this term is an important one in classrooms, as teachers will be finalising teaching and assessment tasks in preparation for end of year reporting.  It is also an important term for our Year 6 students who will be leaving us at the conclusion of the school year to head off to high school.  I ask that parents work with the school to try to have children in attendance as much as possible during this term so that students can be fully engaged in the tasks that are being undertaken.

 

Hence, as we work towards the end of the 2017 school year, let us all keep reminding ourselves that our children are learning through inquiry, targeted and explicit teaching as well as through hands-on, problem-solving and play experiences.  Each child, teacher and staff member has grown throughout the year and we are thankful for what we are and have achieved.

 

God bless and have a wonderful week!

 

 

Prayer

The way I act affects many other people, like the ripples of water that spread out on a pond when I throw a rock into it.  When I am selfish, angry or hurt and choose to act violently, how many other people do I hurt?  In the end, how many people are affected because of the

way I choose to act.

“Love one another as I have loved you,”

May seem impossible to do,But if you try to trust and believe,great are the joys that you will receive. For love make us patient, understanding and kind,And we judge with our heart and not with our mind.For as soon as love enters the heart’s opened door, the faults we once saw are not there anymore,And the things that seemed wrong begin to look right,When viewed in the softness of love’s gentle light.For love works in ways that are wondrous and strange,And there is nothing in life that love cannot change,And all that God promised will someday come true.

When you love one another the way 

He loved you.

Amen.

 

Thought for the Week

We are each of us angels with only one wing; to fly we need only to embrace each other.
Source unknown 

 

God Bless,

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning
 

KINDY NEWS

All the children in Kindy have been enthusiastically participating in a very busy Term Four. 

 

We are will continuing our learning about God’s creation. We will identify these creations and then explore some of them throughout the term. We will investigate rocks, sticks and water, focusing on these wonder questions:

  • I wonder which of God’s creatures live in the ocean?
  • I wonder what things can float/sink in water?
  • I wonder what God wants us to do to look after His world?
  • I wonder why God made rocks and sticks?

The Bible stories we will focus on initially are 'Jonah and the Whale' and  the story of the 'Five Loaves and Two Fish'. As we near the Christmas season our main focus will be on the Holy Family and the story of the Nativity. The children will have an opportunity to dramatise the story of Jesus’ birth and gain some understanding of the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Our purpose this term is to consolidate the skills we have developed over the year in the area of Literacy. We will continue to encourage the children to 'have a go' at writing and to write for different purposes. Our language focus will continue to be listening to initial and final sounds through reading big books and joining in rhymes, games and activities.

 

As Oral Language are also a focus for this term, the children will be bringing home a special Kindy cuddly friend on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. They are to be returned the next Kindy day so that all children can have a go at taking them home throughout the term. The children will be given a bag with their special Kindy 'friend' and a small information pack. This aims to develop each child’s oral language skills and promotes participation and confidence in a whole group situation.

 

Another focus this term will be to further develop our Maths concepts through consolidating our counting skills and number recognition to 10 and beyond, continuing to develop an awareness of two and three-dimensional shapes and exploring position, investigating mass and capacity and location and orientation. In Science the children will be exploring and identifying objects that float or sink.

 

The iPads will be used to take photos of their work and to record their learning. 

 

 

 

YEAR ONE EXCURSION

Last Friday, 27 October, the children from Year One ‘stepped back in time’ as they visited the Kalamunda History Village. The students explored the historical museum to gain an insight into early settlers’ life. The students discovered Kalamunda’s first state school building, the original post office, a settler’s cottage, an orchard shed and a carriage shed housing a range of older transportation vehicles.

 

The excursion assisted the children to develop a greater understanding of our local history. Included her are a few observations from the children about the 'olden days.'

 

I liked going to the shop to buy marbles with my money – Lucas

 

I liked looking at the old fire truck. We got to go inside the fire truck and pretend to drive -  Naethan

 

I liked the fire engine because it looked like a party bus- Andres

 

I loved buying the mystery lolly bag at the general store- Marcus

 

I liked when the fruit got bigger and bigger when it was graded- Julian D.

 

My favourite part was going to the grader. We had to put fruit in and the lady pressed the button. The fruit started moving and the machine sized how heavy or light the fruit was. After the fruit was sized the machine stopped. - Benjamin

 

PRE-PRIMARY EXCURSION

Last Thursday, the Pre-Primary children visited the Perth Zoo. Whilst the weather wasn’t the best, it certainly didn’t ruin our eagerness and excitement to get there. We had a great time on the bus and there was lots of chat about what animals we might see at the zoo.

 

After arriving, the children gathered into their groups and went off with the task of researching an Australian animal. Some of the animals we researched included; Tasmanian Devil, Kangaroo, Emu and Echidna. The children had to find out where this animal lives, what it eats and its features. They also had to create with a wonder question that they had to find the answer to - for example,  “Does a dingo sleep at night?”

 

After researching their Australian animal, the children had the opportunity to see and explore a range of other animals. Most of us were lucky enough to make our way around the whole zoo, and see animals including elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, and some creepy spiders in the Nocturnal House!

 

Everyone had a fantastic day and we couldn’t have done it without all the wonderful parent helpers!

 

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY

This term the Pastoral Care Ministry will be collecting non-perishable goods for the St Vincent de Paul Society 'Christmas Appeal'. The Christmas Appeal aims 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. So we are asking that all families donate non-perishable goods including:

 

FOOD (Christmas pudding, tinned food, jelly, jam, long-life milk, tea, coffee, fruit mince pies, cereal, dried fruit, bon bons, candy canes, savoury biscuits, nuts, lollies, milo). 


 

HOMELESS SERVICE HAMPER (Socks, shampoo, body wash, roll on deodorant, thermos cups, thongs, toothpaste and toothbrush) 


 

FAMILY HAMPER (Nappies, cleaning products, washing powder, toiletries and socks). 

 
*It is imperative that all goods are in date and in good condition. 
Could all donations please be sent to your child's classroom, where they will be collected by the Pastoral Care Ministry each week. 
 
Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.
 
YEAR 6 GRADUATION THANKSGIVING MASS
On Friday 8 December we celebrate the children’s Graduation from primary school. This ceremony will commence at 9.00am in the School Hall and will be followed with our Thanksgiving Mass at approximately 11.00am at the Infant Jesus Church. This is a very significant time for all the Year 6 children and we are looking forward to seeing parents and many families members join us for this celebration.
 

CEWA FAMILY FUNDED PROGRAM

Apple Family-Funded

Catholic Education Western Australia have partnered with Apple to help families purchase the products their children need in the classroom, and to provide learning and support around Apple products for education.

To purchase the Apple product that your school has specified, visit https://www.apple.com/au_eduind-k12-discounted_803593/shop


This custom-built page will help you find the right product for your child, and automatically applies the education discount on purchases for CEWA students and family members – free delivery is included. You can also purchase in-store, or over the phone on 133-622, just let the Apple staff member know your school’s name.
 
Part of the Apple Family-Funded program is the Online Personal Set Up service, which gives families the opportunity to connect with Apple specialists for a 30-minute session that helps them set up and learn about their device and useful apps.
 
Apple stores are located in Perth CBD and Garden City, for more information visit www.apple.com/au/retail​

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:

PPB       Chiara, Dimasi, Arielle Di Tella,  Juliano D'Ovidio

PPW      Chloe Zirino, Claudia Scriva, Dimitri Voitot

1B          Tamara Joseph, Luca Ortin Sieczka, Julian Kosovich

1W        Mario Ruggiero, Julian Panetta, Fletcher Innes, Leon Boby

2B         Marco Boni, Elouise Radice

2W        Emilio Guluni

3B         Jett Levings

3W      Austin Tutt, Elijah Erceg

4B       Jack Oakley, Ella Delpero, Noah Ortin Sieczka, Dorothy Bao

4W      Matilda Meade, Lilly Middleton

5B       Van Luong, Tina Nguyen

5W     Oliver Rodrigues, Natalie Vo, Daniella Virgo

6B        Tin Pham, Matthew Wilson, Nyobi Viheriakoski-Barras

6W      Alex Barker,  Jayden Rodrigues, Alfred Yip

Engagement

PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS

Rock Star Disco!

Yay, it’s disco week!! Tickets to the disco have been sent home with your eldest child. Please note that these are for forms and money that were purchased by Friday last week. Any forms handed in this week will not receive tickets. Your childs name will be noted at the door of their selected disco session. Please see the P&F Ladies at the door when you arrive. Thank you! 

 

 Father and Son Camp
A massive thank you to JD Roussety and the 2017 Camp Committee for their dedication and effort on this years camp and the irreplaceable memories they have given our families. The boys came back home dirty, exhausted and beyond thrilled! Thank you.
Nicola Cecchele
P&F President

 

KINDY MUMS CATCHUP

Date: Thursday 9 November

Time:  7.30pm

Venue: Brisbane Hotel

 

PRE - KINDY END OF YEAR FAMILY CATCHUP

Date:  Sunday 12 November

Time: 10am

Venue: Whistlers Chocolate Company, Swan Valley

RSVP: Justyna 0400656665

 

YEAR 4 MUM'S END OF YEAR FUNCTION
Date: Sunday 12 November 2017

Time: 1pm

Venue: Matilda Bay - Site 4
Cost is $50 per person, this includes a beautiful grazing table from Carnival Creations, Champagne, Soft Drink and Water.  

 

If you are thinking about attending, now would be the time to let us know and get your payment to us to secure your place. We do have a maximum for this event, so unfortunately when we reach that we will no longer be able to accept any other bookings.  Please let us know you will be attending via email aarontasha@iinet.net.au.  Please contact Simone McGuire on 0414 719 009 to arrange for transfer of your payment.  Once payment is received we will email to confirm your place. Thanks ladies, we are looking forward to a wonderful end of year celebration with as many of you as possible. 

Tash, Simone. M, Simone. S and Joanna

 

YEAR 1 END OF YEAR CATCH UP

Friday 17 November 

Varsity Project Morley, 33 Rudloc Road, Morley (previously Mean Machines) from 7.30pm.

Partners are more than welcome.

RSVP to either Kristie Di Nella or Nicole Mammone by 6 November

 

YEAR 5 END OF YEAR DINNER

Date: Friday, 24 November
Venue: Oggi Bar and Eats
300 Walcott Street, Menora
Time: 7 pm
RSVP: asap to Maria 0410 151 110

 

YEAR 2 CHRISTMAS PARTY
Date: Saturday 2 December

Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Empire Bar Rivervale
Cost: $25-$30 per head

This year we are asking partners to come along, or some of us are going solo. The choice is yours. We will have platters of food on the night. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. RSVP as soon as possible so that we can finalise the price.  Payment is due no later than 13 November. Message either Nicole 0400266755 or Maree 0412336965 to confirm. Thank You and hope to see you there .

 

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER CAMP 2018

The first 2018 MAD Camp meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 November at 7pm at Fast Eddy's Cafe.   This is an open meeting, we would love to see some new faces with great ideas! 

Sherrie Giglia & Marisa Gulluni Camp Coordinators

 

FATHER AND SON CAMP

 

CANTEEN ROSTER

Term 4

Friday 3 November

Rosa Ridolfo, Emma Yates, Simone McGuire

Monday 6 November

Renae Levings, Paige Di Dio, Olivia Ikos

Wednesday 8 November

Louise Murace, Pramila Crasta

 

Our Canteen runs with the Summer Menu during Term 4. See attached. We are also in need of helpers on Wednesday Roster. If you are available that would be appreciated.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE: We are currently organising the Canteen Roster ready for 2018. Can you please advise  as soon as possible if you will be available for next year. Thankyou.

 

Discipleship

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Our Year Three children are busily preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation next week. For Catholics, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a celebration. They celebrate that: Jesus forgives all their sins and that Jesus makes them close friends again with God. We believe that through the sacrament sins are forgiven, even those a person has forgotten about.

 

We continue to pray for our Year Three students as they continue to wonder at their conscience as they prepare for this sacrament. 

 

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS 

On Wednesday 1 November our whole school gathered as a parish community to celebrate All Saints Day. On this day Catholics honour all those who have entered heaven. Father Greg, in his homily talked about how saints were ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. Our school community is fortunate to have as its focus for this year #ExpectGreatThings. This really calls us to be ordinary people who do extraordinary things. 

 

PARISH NEWS

Sacramental Program

Family Retreat and Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation

·         Monday, 6 November at 5.30pm, 6.00pm and 6.30pm

·         Thursday, 9 November at 5.30pm and 6.00pm

Please see your enrolment confirmation email for your allocated date & time. 

Please arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes early and remember to cross off your child's name on the list at the parish centre. 

 

Infant Jesus Parish 24:7 Morley Youth Group

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

 

THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE  FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULS DAY) 2 NOVEMBER 

Catholics believe that death can separate people who they love from them for only a while. We are still united with them in the Communion of Saints.

 

On this feast of All Souls, and throughout the entire month of November, we recall our deceased relatives, friends, and all the faithful departed who may yet be waiting for the full joy of heaven in purgatory. We pray for them, remembering that likewise these people being purified have the power to intercede for us too.

 

Let perpetual light shine upon them, with your Saints forever, for you are merciful.Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, with your Saints forever, for you are merciful.

Amen

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AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN'S CHORUS OPERA 

West Australian Opera invites child singers aged between 11-15 years to audition for the Children’s Chorus for City of Perth Opera in the Park. The children’s chorus will be made up of 4 girls and 4 boys. 

 

Auditions will take place on Saturday 11 November 2017 at West Australian Opera (3rd Floor Studio, His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth. Entry via stage door).

 

For the audition, children should prepare to sing a song of their choice, preferably from memory and in a classical style. Simple art songs, folk song arrangements or traditional music theatre pieces written for children are encouraged. Pieces may be sung in any language, but English or Italian are preferred. Backing tracks and a cappella auditions are discouraged. A printed copy of the music should be provided to the accompanist on the day and a short resume and headshot detailing any relevant training and experience should be provided.

 

Children that are selected will be required to attend music and production rehearsals at His Majesty’s Theatre and stage rehearsals and the performance at Supreme Court Gardens. In order to qualify for these auditions, children must be available for all required rehearsals commencing Thursday 11 January 2018 and running through to the performance on Saturday 3 February 2018. Rehearsals will take place during school holidays or outside of school hours when applicable and practicable.

 

The rates will be as per the West Australian Opera Performers’ Collective Agreement 2011-2013 or subsequent agreement signed by the company. West Australian Opera complies with the Juvenile Code of Practice from the Performers’ Collective Agreement.

 

To register for an audition parents or guardians must complete the online registration form.

 

Registrations close Friday 3 November at 5pm. Parents will be notified of their child's audition time after this date.

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NOTICE 5 - Father Son Camp.pdf
Canteen Menu Summer Term 4 2017.pdf
2018 Board & P&F nomination forms.pdf