VERITAS 

25 August 2017
Issue Twenty-six
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
SCHOOL NEWS
COMMUNITY NEWS
Infant Jesus School
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Important Dates
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Correspondence

Important Dates and Correspondence

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Term 3 2017

Wednesday                              Year 4 Schoenstatt Shrine

23 August

 

Friday                                          Infant Jesus Day

25 August

 

Monday                                       First Eucharist Parent and Child

28 August                                   Workshop

 

Thursday                                      Fathers Day Breakfast

31 August                                     Whole School Mass 

 

Term Calendar 2017

 

Student Free Days 2017

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

     

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.

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 3.

 

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

Infant Jesus Day 

Dear Parents,

 

Today is a day that we come together to celebrate as a community as we honour our heritage and the traditions of our school. It is a special time to recognise our past and all the people who in different ways have contributed to the vibrant community that we have today.

 

We reflect on our identity and heritage and recognise our Dominican beginnings merging with the Carmelite Vision to create our community which is founded on Faith, Love, Hope and Truth. I have included some information for you below that you may wish to discuss with your children.

 

School History

Infant Jesus School was established in 1954 by the Dominican Sisters to support the Catholic families in the Parish and to provide a quality Catholic Education for the community. The first School was opened on a site in Walter Road and was called St Paul’s. The school opened with an enrolment of 22 children. The two teachers in charge of the school were Sr Joseph and Sr Dominic.

In 1956 the Carmelite Fathers took over the parish. By the end of 1960 the school in Walter Road had become too small and was unsuitable as children were now enrolled in the school from Year 1 to Year 7. Late in 1960 a four-acre block was purchased at the corner of Smith and Russell Streets and a new building was built at a cost of 14 500 pounds. The new school had four classrooms and was built in plain white bricks.

 

The Dominicans – Truth

Dominic Guzman founded the Dominican Order in Prouilhe and Toulouse in Southern France between 1206 and 1216. Now referred to as 'The Dominican Family', the order comprises Friars, Sisters, Nuns, Dominican Lay men and women, the Dominican Youth Movement, Dominican Volunteer Movement and countless other groups who lay claim to the charism of preaching the gospel. The Dominican Mission, which we proudly inherit, is to study, explore and discover better, ever more effective and newer ways to disseminate the Gospel message of Truth.

The logo of the school up until the late 80’s was that of the Dominican order because of their close involvement in the teaching staff of the school. Black reminds us that self-discipline and penance are a necessary part of Christian life. White is the symbol of innocence inspiring us not to sin. Veritas sums up the whole idea of the motto – Truth.

 

The Carmelites – Faith – Carmelite Gathering Place

The rule of life given to the Carmelites by St. Albert Avogadro between the years 1206 - 1214, was finally approved as the true and proper Rule of Carmel by Innocenzo in 1247 and later underwent mitigations which were not in the original text. The Carmelite Rule states that it is basic for a Carmelite to "live a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ. To live a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ, the Carmelites bind themselves especially to:

  • develop the contemplative dimension of their life, in an open dialogue with God 

  • pray together or alone several times a day 

  • do manual work, as Paul the Apostle did 

  • live as brothers in poverty, placing in common what little they may have 

  • love the Church and all people – Celebrate the Eucharist every day 

  • conform their will to that of God, seeking the will of God in faith, in dialogue and 
through their actions.

The core value of love underpins all the Dominican and Carmelite values. At Infant Jesus we recognise the importance of Jesus’ greatest commandment to ‘love one another.’

 

 
We recognise the Carmelite and Dominican sisters and religious who established and developed our school. We also acknowledge the many staff members, children, families and friends who have contributed in so many ways.  We pray that their time as part of our Infant Jesus family has helped them to grow into God centred and Jesus focused people who make a difference to our world. Above all this, we continue to put our faith and trust in Jesus as the cornerstone of the community we strive to build.

The logo has the theme of the cross as the centre of the universe. The cross is in a central position beneath the stars of the Southern Cross. The circles behind the cross represent the sun, the earth and the moon. The cross stands on a semi-circular mountain which is Mount Carmel.

 

In the Carmelite tradition, coming from the inspiration of St. John of the Cross, the goal of life is seen as the ascent of Mount Carmel which is the place of union with Christ in faith, in hope and in love. 


 

Today we are very fortunate to have a school facilities that are quite remarkable. Our students and staff are very fortunate and blessed to be educated and work in a school like Infant Jesus. We give thanks on Infant Jesus Day to all those who have gone before us and contributed in some way to make Infant Jesus School what it is today.

 

Happy Infant Jesus Day!

 

 

Performing Arts Festival

Infant Jesus School Students continue to showcase their outstanding gifts and talents at the 2017 Catholic Performing Arts Festival with our students demonstrating excellence in both vocal and instrumental sections. 

 

Congratulations to our Infant Jesus School Concert Band on an outstanding performance in the Concert Band section on Tuesday evening. The Band performed three pieces, ‘Fires of Mazama', ‘Poeme' and ‘Ghosts of the Lost Ship’.The level of musical expertise demonstrated by the band was excellent and their hard work certainly paid off. Many thanks to Mrs Natalie Le Goueff for her dedication and hard work with this group. 

 

Congratulations is also in order for our School Choir and Year Four Choir who both performed on Tuesday at the Primary Choral performance. The School Choir sang ‘Shelter’ and ‘I am Australian’ and the Year Four Choir gave a wonderful performance of ‘Can You Keep a Secret?’ and ‘School Song’. Thank you to Mrs Nicole Boddy, Miss Stephanie Duffy and Miss Rebecca O’Connor for all their hard work and assistance in working with the choirs. 

 

We also acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the following students who received an ‘Excellence Award’ in the Instrumental Solo and Duet categories. 

 

Annabelle Di Ciano - Instrumental Solo (Primary Woodwind)

Catie Hooper - Instrumental Solo (Primary Woodwind)
Elaria Pillera & Krystelle Marion - Instrumental Duet (Primary Woodwind)

Emma Pham - Instrumental Solo (Primary Brass)
Lilly Jackson & Grace Modica - Instrumental Duet(Primary Woodwind) 

Annabelle Di Ciano & Victoria Mok - Instrumental Duet (Primary Woodwind) 

Grace Modica - Instrumental Solo (Primary Woodwind)

 

The following students are also congratulated on receiving a ‘Merit Award’ in the Instrumental Solo and Duet categories.

 

Victoria Mok - Instrumental Solo (Primary Woodwind)
Lilly Jackson - Instrumental Solo (Primary Woodwind)
Jonas Sim & Alex Bao - Instrumental Duet (Primary Brass)
Justin Soh & Aurelia Leach - Instrumental Duet(Primary Woodwind) 


Well done to all our talented musicians and singers! 

 

 

Family Mass

Many thanks to all the families who made a special effort to support and celebrate with the community our second Family Mass for the year. We really appreciate the families who were able to assist in some way and the students from the School Choir who lead the singing on the evening. 

 

Once again the staff of Infant Jesus were exemplary in their support for the school and parish. Their witness to their faith is a strength of our school and also to this community.

 

Thank to Mrs Maryanne Limerick who shared her 'faith journey' with the congregation on Saturday night.

 

Thank you also to Mrs Jenny Allpike and Mrs Nicola Tutt for reading at the Mass. 

 

 

Silver Jubilee ~ Infant Jesus Church

This week is a special celebration for the the Infant Jesus Parish Community as we celebrate 25years since the establishment of the new Church. Just think how many Baptisms, First Holy Communions, Confirmations and Weddings have taken place in our church over the last 25 years. Perhaps some of our Mums and Dads were married in our church or received their Sacraments in the new church.

 

The Program for the Silver Jubilee of Infant Jesus Church continues this week. On Sunday morning, at the 9:30am mass, Archbishop Timothy Costello will be celebrating this liturgy.  This Dedication Mass, followed at 10:45am, with a performance by the Infant Jesus School Band & Choir.

 

At the completion of this event, commencing at 11:30am, all children will receive a cupcake and will be able to participate in various fun and games in the Parish Centre. We hope to see many parents and  children from Infant Jesus School in attendance at the Silver Jubilee Celebration on Sunday morning.

 

DEDICATION MASSES

6.30pm: Dedication Mass with Emeritus Archbishop Hickey. Followed by an International dinner—please bring a plate.

 

7.30am: Dedication Mass with the Carmelita Friars

Followed by breakfast in the atrium.

 

9.30am: Dedication Mass with Archbishop Timothy Costelloe. Followed by a performance by the Infant Jesus band and
the lunch in the parish centre.

 

6.00pm: Dedication Mass with Bishop Don Sproxton followed by soup and roast beef rolls around the campfire.

Prayer for the Week

 

Infant Jesus School Prayer

We are the family

of Infant Jesus School, 

united together through the gifts

of  Faith, Hope, Truth and Love.

 

We pray to Jesus,

 to help us love one another

as we love Him.

We ask Him to support us

to create a loving, caring

and respectful bond 

within our Infant Jesus Family.

 

Give us the strength and courage

to live a good life,

to appreciate each other

for who we are

and to treat each other

as special members of 

God’s Family.

 

Amen

From my Readings 

Secrets of Managing Boys’ Behaviour

 

Boys are behaviourally more challenging for parents than girls. Their physical nature, their boisterousness and their propensity to push boundaries can be challenging, particularly if parents are used to managing girls.
 
There are some basic rules to follow when managing boys. If you follow these then I believe you’ll successfully raise a boy who is eager to cooperate with you, will adapt to most of the social situations he encounters and, importantly, will treat others with dignity and respect. In a nutshell, a well-behaved boy!
 
1. Boys like rules, limits and expectations
Boys like to know who’s in charge and what the rules are. They also like to know that someone will enforce those rules. They are hierarchical by nature too, so don’t be too wishy-washy about who’s in charge. You don’t have to use the same authoritarian methods as your parents may have used, but don’t be afraid to take a firm lead with your sons.
 
2. Boys learn from consequences (natural and logical)
Boys are more likely to be heuristic learners than girls. That is, they are more likely to learn from experience. Parents then need to allow boys to experience the consequences of their poor choices so they learn not to behave in those ways.

 

Protecting boys from their poor choices doesn’t develop responsibility or independence. Telling them they need to improve their behaviour doesn’t work either. Let them experience the negative consequences of poor behaviour and they will be more likely to change their ways. It just takes a few negative experiences before they learn.

 
Boys will cop most of your discipline as long as it’s fair and reasonable. However, fairness is not only about being even-handed with your discipline. Particularly when implementing consequences, fairness is about being just, about not going too far with your consequences and about respecting their dignity: the three Rs of discipline:
 
Related: the consequence is related to what they have done. (Late home so don’t go out next time.)

 

 

Reasonable: you don’t go too far with a consequence. (“You’re grounded for a day” rather than “You’re grounded for a month.”)
Respectful: boys maintain their dignity throughout the discipline process. (Consequence given in a friendly, calm way.)


3. Boys love consistency

 

Boys love consistency in their parents – it makes them feel that they are in control. On the other hand, parents who exhibit extreme emotional highs and lows can make life difficult for boys as all the boys’ energy is consumed dealing with fear or the uncertainty of life. In a behavioural sense, boys also like to know that their parents mean what they say and say what they mean. Again, they like to be able to predict their parents’ reactions, which gives them a feeling of control. Follow through with consequences rather than just threaten or shout. They’ll respect you for it and know that you love them.

 
4. Manage visually
Use boys’ heightened visual awareness to advantage by using lists, checklists and rosters to do the managing. In particular, most boys and all kids on the autism spectrum like the constancy and consistency of visual messages and reminders that support and reinforce verbal communication.
 

5. Teach them how to cool off

 

Methods such as time out, cuddling and comforting are useful to help young children learn to cool down. As boys move into school age and beyond, help them understand the triggers that can lead to anger, then discuss various methods to help them regain some calm. Deep breathing, getting some exercise or thinking about something different are simple ways of relaxing. Work out some ways with your son that will help him stay cool and in control when he needs to.

 
6. Get them to reflect on what they’ve done
If a boy misbehaves, never ask him “Why?” He usually won’t be able to tell you. Instead, get him to revisit the moment of poor behaviour and try to get a window into his thinking or motivation at the time. “What were you thinking about when you did...?” “What was going on to make you want to do that?” “What will you do differently next time?” This type of question helps ensure that boys learn from their experiences so they behave differently the next time they are in a similar situation.

 

7. Encourage boys to repair and restore relationship breakdowns

Many boys naturally move on after conflict. This is often perceived as a strength or a positive compared to girls who can make conflict linger far longer than necessary. However, boys can often neglect repairing relationships as a result, which can lead them to be perceived as callous or uncaring. Following conflict with a sibling or a friend, encourage boys to make amends with the aggrieved person, either with an apology or an act of kindness.

 

Alternatively, consider sitting down with both ‘sides’ to discuss what happened, what they might do differently next time and, in some cases, so that your boy can listen to how the aggrieved person felt about what happened. Some boys need assistance to develop the empathy to see how their remarks or behaviour can adversely impact others.

Did You Know

  • August has the highest percentage of births
  • Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it
  • The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes
  • Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

Infant Jesus Family

Congratulations to the Di Tella Family on the safe arrival of a new baby boy, Hendrix.  Little brother to Arielle in PPB.

 

Father's Day Breakfast

Sunday September 3, is Father’s Day – A very significant day as we all know!!!!  To recognise the occasion, we would like to hold a ‘Sausage Sizzle Breakfast’ for all of our dads in the school. This will commence at 7.30am on Thursday 31 August. 

Following the breakfast there will be a Father's Day Mass in the Infant Jesus Church commencing at 9.00am, that all fathers and grandfathers are welcome to attend.

 

We encourage all dads to join us on this morning for a bite to eat and a cuppa before heading to work.

 

Those wishing to attend are asked to fill out the Form in the link belowhttp://bit.ly/2uFf4Gy 

Thought for the Week

We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

 

God Bless,

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

YEAR FIVE NEWS

This term continues to be full of fun and exciting learning experiences for the Year Fives.

 

In Religious Education, the students have explored how Jesus showed good human qualities and gave Catholics the Eucharist to enable them to live good lives. The children have learnt about the connections between Jesus celebrating the Last Supper at Passover and how Catholic’s celebrate the Eucharist today at Mass. They also discovered the relevance of the Sacrament of the Eucharist as a fulfilment of God’s promise of Salvation.

 

The children will now move onto focusing on the communities they belong to and encounter. They will also explore the laws of the Church created by God and the Ten Commandments. The children will examine the two great commandments of Jesus, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, with all your strength and all your mind’ and ‘You must love your neighbour as yourself’. The children will also continue to wonder at the talents and good qualities that are within them, leading them to wonder about God who created these qualities.

 

In English, the children continue to focus on ways to better comprehend texts and use a variety of strategies to interpret and understand the message and intent of the author. They have read about significant Australians who have shaped the colonies during their reading activities.  ‘Shaping a Colony’ is the focus for the Year Five integrated studies unit and the children will be producing a biography on an individual from the 1800s such as; John Septimus Roe, James Stirling or Caroline Chisholm. The students have been involved in an iTunesU course to direct their learning through this inquiry.

 

The students continue to learn about the intricacies of the English language. In writing, the children have continued to develop their creative writing skills through narratives and persuasive texts and they will also write information reports and biographies on their historical learning.

 

In Mathematics, the children have continued to build on their understanding of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Throughout the term, they have had several opportunities to focus on financial management and budgeting.  The children have been encouraged to keep up with the set tasks on Mathletics that support and facilitate the consolidation of their learning in mathematics. A weekly focus on problem solving strategies will continue throughout this term. These sessions have supported the notion that, “there is no one way” to solve a problem. trial and error, drawings and diagrams, tables and charts, are just a few examples.

 

During Art, the children have explored artworks from various artists and investigated the different approaches used to communicate ideas, beliefs and opinions. They have developed and applied techniques and processes when making their artwork and have reflected on this process.

 

This term in Health, with Mrs Grabski, the children have been learning about being healthy, safe and active. They have looked at how their identities are influenced by people and places and have investigated different community resources and ways to seek help regarding their health, safety and wellbeing. They will plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing, focusing on drugs and what effects alcohol can have on the body.

 

The Year Five students have been learning about coding with Miss Phoebe in the iLab this term. Coding is an essential skill that teaches the students how to solve problems and work together in creative ways.  The Year Fives have been completing a mix of unplugged (not using a device) and plugged in activities to build up their basic programming vocabulary. They have begun by learning about simple commands, functions and loops and learn how to write code using the app, Swift Playgrounds.

 

YEAR THREE EXCURSION TO BROWNES

On Wednesday the Year Threes went on an excursion to Brownes Dairy. It was lots of fun! When we arrived there met Farmer Damian and Eloise. We ate our lunch before watching a movie. The movie explained how milk travels from a farm to our fridge. Then we were given safety vests to put on because we were about to enter the factory. 3W was given yellow vests to wear and 3W was given orange ones. 

 

Farmer Damian walked us outside and we met a real live cow called Jersey! She doesn’t live at Brownes- she was just visiting because she normally lives on Farmer Damian’s farm. We then entered the factory where we walked down a very long walkway before we can to a top secret door. The door was top secret because not even Brownes employees are allowed in there! 

 

Behind the door was a big window. Behind the window were robots which put the milk into bottles. The reason why Brownes uses robots instead of humans is because robots are so much stronger. We also saw a machine putting milk lids onto them. It was very cool to see the machine also putting the stickers onto the bottles- they were all the right way up! 

 

Eloise then took us for the next part of the tour. She led us to the kitchen. When we got to the kitchen we met a woman called Kristy. Kristy allowed us to try traditional plain yoghurt and it was very bitter and sour. Kristy then let us make some cheese! We used vinegar and hot skim milk which made the cheese. We learnt lots about the transformation of liquids with Kristy! 

 

After we went to the factory we finally got to milk Jersey the cow. Some of us were a bit scared to milk Jersey but it was actually very fun and she was a lovely cow. 

 

Finally it was time to journey back to school. On the bus we played ‘Sleeping Tigers’ which was lots of fun! When we arrived back to school, our beautiful teachers had a surprise for us. Brownes had sent us a special treat of a bottle of milk each! The vanilla milk was delicious. We all wish that when we are in Year Four we can go back to Brownes!

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS NEWS

Infant Jesus truly celebrated the spirit of “great things” this week as the curtain finally came down upon the 2017 Performing Arts Festival. Tuesday was a wild day filled with a flurry of performances from the Year 4 Choir and the Infant Jesus Choir as they  performed at a special concert at MyVista Aged Homes and then at the Performing Arts Festival for the final time.
 
The children performed at a high standard and they received encouraging comments from their adjudicator, who thoroughly enjoyed the energetic vibrance of the Year 4 Choir and loved the harmonies and song selection of the Infant Jesus Choir.
 
Later that night the Infant Jesus Concert Band performed at Newman College in the Marist Auditorium. It was a sensational performance with outstanding musicianship demonstrated. The children made a lasting impression upon the audience who were taken with their mature sound and stage presence. They received an extremely positive report that reflected the hard work of both Mrs LeGoueff and the Band children.
 
Everyone involved in the Festival this year is to be congratulated on their commitment to the Music Programme. They are to be commended for their dedication in striving for excellence in the pursuit of bettering their musical abilities and for showing that with hard work, perseverance and love of music “the sky is the limit!”
 

Well done to all the Performers!

Nicole Boddy

 

 

INFANT JESUS SCHOOL IS THE BEST!

I believe that Infant Jesus School is the best.  Firstly, Infant Jesus School is Catholic. They treat everyone the same and believe that everyone is part of God's family.  They also pray to God, Jesus and everybody that is in need.  Secondly, all of the classrooms are bright and colourful, but that's not all.  Every time you walk into a classroom there are many amazing places to sit.  The classroom has many things on display like posters, typing, and lots of ideas for different subjects. The classroom is also very entertaining. In Year Two we are reading the 52 Storey Treehouse, it is very funny.  Finally, in the library there are tonnes of books, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Secret Kingdom and lots of other books.  From the library you can see the iLab which it is new.  There are loads of fun things in the iLab like Osmos and lots of other things.  It is obvious that Infant Jesus School is the best.

Olivia (2B)

 

YEAR FOUR EXCURSION

 

On Wednesday the Year Four students went to a retreat at Schoenstatt Shrine in preparation for their First Eucharist. They created a website to recount their day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMP QUALITY PUPPET SHOW

On Monday 4 September Camp Quality Puppet Show is coming to Infant Jesus School. Students from Kindergarten to Year Six will view a puppet show which provides a fun and engaging performance that aims to dispels common myths and misconceptions about cancer in an age appropriate way. There will be three different shows catering to the pre-school, junior primary and upper primary age groups.  The Camp Quality Puppet Show helps schools create supportive communities for any child affected by cancer, whether they are living with cancer themselves or have a family member with cancer. All parents are welcome to attend the performances. 

 

9.00am – 9.45am                           Year One, Two & Three
                               
9.50am – 10.30am                          Kindy & Pre-Primary
 
11.00am – 11.45am                        Years Four, Five & Six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTY FINALS FUN DAY

On 15 September (Friday of Week 9) The Wellness Ministry will be holding an afternoon (after lunch) of football and sporting skills.  All year levels from Pre-Primary to Year 6 will be placed in different AFL and WAFL teams and will rotate around a variety of activities containing different skills.  The children are allowed to wear a piece of clothing of their favourite football team for a gold coin donation.  All money raised will go to our Infant Jesus Parish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will be a fun afternoon but we will need some parent helpers to lead the different activities.  Please complete and return the attached note to your classroom teacher if you can help out.

 

The Wellness Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Engagement

PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS

 

Year 3 Dinner

When:   Friday 1 September 7pm

Where:  Two40Three, Coventry Village

RSVP:     by 28 August  
Hope to see you all there - Justine & Sherrie 

 

Year 1 Coffee Catch Up

When:   Friday 1 September at 9.30am 

Where: Slate Cafe, Bennett Springs

RSVP:   Nicole or Kristiif you can attend

 

Year 5 Parent Dinner

When:    Friday, 8 September at 7pm
Venue:   Italians Restaurant, Morley
RSVP: ASAP, Maria 0410 151 110
Hope you can make it!

 

FATHER AND SON CAMP

Please see attached information regarding this year's Father and Son Camp.

 

WOOLWORTHS Earn and Learn

This year we are participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths. From Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 19 September we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school or at your local Woolworths.

 
At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students – including resources for Maths, English, Science and some fantastic fun supplies for Arts & Craft and Sport. If you’d like to know more visit woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn. A box has been placed in the office for you to put your completed sticker sheets.  If you have any questions about this promotion then please come and see me.
 

CANTEEN ROSTER

Term 3

Friday 25 August

Belinda Chami, Rosanna Monastra

Monday 28 August

Geraldine Soh, Olivia Ikosipentarhos, Jessica Musca

Wednesday 30 August

Sara McMenemy, Alison Wilathgamuwa, Justine Scriva

 

The attached Winter Menu continues for Term 3. 

 

 

BAND AND CHOIR PHOTOS - MSP PHOTOGRAPHY

On our recent photo day, Band and Choir group images were taken. These images can be viewed and purchased:

 

1. To place your Order online simply go to    https://mspphotography.shootproof.com/

2. Click Specials, then select the album titled: Infant Jesus School Specials - 2017

3. You will then be required to enter a password to view the Album. The password is 2017IFJS

4. Please ensure that you use your child's name at the checkout.

 

The online orders will be open until midnight on Wednesday 30 August 2017. The cost of each photo is $20 and these will be delivered to the school with the main school photographs. After this time, images can still be ordered online on a reorder basis at a cost of $35 per image.  If you have any queries please contact MSP Photography on 9240 8000 or via email on [email protected].

 

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. 

 

VISITING THE SCHOOL - NEW 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.

 

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

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY NEWS

Thank you for your donations to the St. Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal. 

 

We are still continuing to collect ring pulls for Brother Ollie’s Wheelchairs. These ring pulls are donated to Brother Ollie who turns them into wheelchairs for the less fortunate. Any aluminium ring pulls can be placed in the green container located near the iLab. 

 

Thank you. 

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

Sacramental Programme - Sacrament of Eucharist

Many thanks to all the parents who attended the Eucharist Parent Information Night on Monday.  We had a great number of attendees - it was lovely to see everyone.  A kind reminder to all the parents who missed the Parents Information Night that a re-run meeting will be held on Saturday 26 August at 10am in the Parish Library. This meeting is part of the Eucharist Program, everyone is encouraged to attend. The meeting will only run for about half and hour.

 

Important Reminders

First Holy Communion Seat Reservation Card:  Please complete and return your cards to the Parish Office or email to [email protected] as soon as possible. Please note that reserved seating is for immediate family only (parents and siblings).

 

Parents Information Re-run Meeting:  Saturday 26 August at 10am in the Parish Library.

 

Parents and Child Workshop:  Monday 28 August at 7pm in the Infant Jesus Parish Centre.  This meeting is for parents or guardians and the first communicant child.  Please arrive promptly and collect your booklet at the door.  Please bring your child's pencil case.  Parents and their children will participate in very simple activities which will help the child understand the Sacrament more fully.  

 

First Eucharist Retreat and Final Practice:  Friday 8 September starts at 9am at Infant Jesus Parish Centre.  

 

First Communion Masses:  Saturday 9 September at 6.30pm; Sunday 10 September at 9.30am and 11.30am.

 


FAREWELL, FR. SUNNY!
Saturday 2 September 7.30pm

Bring a hot dish to share and join Fr. Sunny for a farewell dinner. Drinks and dessert provided.  If you would like to give Fr. Sunny a parting gift, envelopes will be provided at Masses after the Jubilee. Please RSVP to the Parish Office.

 

 

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.

 

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Relationships Australia

Please find attached a flyer outlining Relationships Australia Parenting related courses  running in September 2017.

 

Mercedes College Open Morning

Please find attached a flyer for the up and coming Mercedes College Open Morning.

 

St Thomas Aquinas Bedford Reunion

St Thomas Aquinas College, Bedford 30th Reunion, 1983 – 1987 - Join us at the Queens Tavern, Highgate on Saturday, 9 September, at 7pm.  Any queries - Facebook Page: St Thomas Aquinas College 30th Reunion (1983 – 1987)

Servite College

SERVITE COLLEGE OPEN MORNING - 30 AUGUST

On Wednesday 30 August, we will host a free College  Open Morning with student guided action tours and an opportunity to meet our Principal and key staff.

 

SERVITE COLLEGE ART EXHIBITION - 14/15 SEPTEMBER

The Infant Jesus community is warmly invited to join us for our Art Exhibition during 14 and 15 September.

 

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