VERITAS 

26 October 2017
Issue Thirty-three
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 26 October

Parish Mass Years 3 and 4

 

Friday 27 October

Interschool Athletics Carnival

 

Wednesday 1 November

Whole School Mass - All Saints Day

Year 6 Dance Lessons

 

Thursday 2 November

All Souls Day

 

Monday 6 November

Family Retreat & Reconciliation Day

 

Tuesday 7 November

Board Meeting

 

Wednesday 8 November

Year 6 Dance Lessons

 

Thursday 9 November

Parish Mass Years 2 and 5

Family Retreat & Reconciliation Day

 

Thursday 9 November

Class Assembly Year 3

 

Friday 10 November

Summer Lightning Carnival (Year 5's)

 

Wednesday 15 November

Year 6 Dance Lessons

 

 

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

Principal's Report

Dear Parents,

 

During the first week of November our Catholic Christian community commemorates two important feast days namely, The Feast of All Saints, which celebrates the recognition given to ordinary people who developed their personal qualities to an exemplary degree, and The Feast of All Souls which celebrates the life of people, especially those people who have gone before us in our own family and who are now part of the Resurrection that Christ showed and promised.

 

The concept of “holy souls” is somewhat easier to grasp than that of “sainthood,” for we have all experienced the departure of family or friends.  We pray for them after they have gone and hope that they are with God and enjoying the perfection of whom they strove to be whilst they were alive.

 

However, “saints” are far more difficult to comprehend as we have never had first-hand experience of a “saint” and tend to rely on the traditional names.  Probably, we have never thought too much about some of the ordinary people in our lives as being saints in the making or that we are called to sainthood from the time of our Baptism.

 

Sometimes when we read the story about Jesus and the little children coming to him, we think what a wonderful expression of love and concern.  However, after a few minutes Jesus could hand them back to their parents who were the real carers and who had the real experiences - not always positive - of trying to provide total care.  The following insight into parenting has a nice balance of reality and ideal:

 

 

“Oh, Lord Jesus,
Some days I wonder what you saw in them.
How could you gather those whiny, crabby little humans into 
your arms and bless them?
Did they push and shove to get to you,
Or worse, yet, take cuts in line?
Did they tattle on their best friend or ruthlessly tease the victim of the week?
That’s the reality of kids, Lord.
Oh, but help me remember that no less real in their curiosity,
 their openheartedness, their zest.
Nowhere, but in children, do we see such receptive, eager and humble learners.
So, Lord Jesus,
Remind me of what you saw in them:
The very kingdom of heaven.”
 

Parents are the ones with the responsibility to provide a “home” where children can develop and learn to discern what is helpful and what is harmful; where they can ask questions without fear of rejection; where they can discover their own identity, and develop the esteem and confidence to eventually leave home and travel on.  So, in effect, children are “guests” to whom we respond and never “possessions” to use for our own ends.

 

Additionally, we have this wonderful role to encourage children to “sainthood” by allowing them to develop their qualities to the highest degree.  As well, I suppose we are revealing ourselves to them by what we do do and say to them; I wonder what type of “holy souls” we’ll be remembered as being!

 

Next Wednesday, to commemorate the occasion students from Pre-Primary - Year 6 will join with the Parish to celebrate a Mass at 9.00am next Wednesday 1 November. Parents and carers are most welcome to attend. Please come along and join with the school in commemorating this great celebration.

 

 

Interschool Athletics

Best Wishes to the members of the Interschool Athletic Team as they prepare to compete at tomorrow's Interschool Athletic Carnival at the State Athletic Stadium in Floreat. Parents are most welcome to come along and support and cheer for the Infant Jesus Interschool Team.


China Sister School Partnership

Parents may recall that last term we hosted a number international visitors from the Xiacheng District Education Bureau of Hangzhou. 

 

Feedback from their recent training program, was that they were most impressed with their visit to Infant Jesus School, talking with the School Leadership, visiting the iLab and speaking with the students and teachers about their learning. The 23 experienced Science and IT teachers from China were very captivated with what they saw at Infant Jesus School.

 

Since that visit we have been approached by the Principal of one of those visiting schools to invite Infant Jesus School to become their Sister School. The Chinese school is called Sports Park Campus of Hangzhou ChangJiang Experimental Primary School. The Sports Park campus is an offshoot of the famous Hangzhou Chang Jiang Experimental School perhaps one of the most well-known quality schools in Zheijiang Province.  

 

The Principal, Ms Gan, is very keen to develop the relationship with our school further. To this end, we have been invited to China to participate in a special Signing Ceremony and work with some of the Teachers, parents and students at this school. 

 

A Sister School Partnership is a meaningful, reciprocal and hopefully sustainable long-term partnership between two schools aimed at fulfilling a range of purposes to enhance our students learning as Engagement with Asia (China), is one of the three cross-curriculum priorities outlined in the Australian Curriculum.    

Australian Curriculum states that, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, will allow all young Australians to develop a better understanding of the countries and cultures of the Asia region. Though this study, students will develop an appreciation of the economic, political and cultural interconnections that Australia has with the region.

 

Specific activities that can result from an active Sister School relationship are; exchange of teachers for short term professional experience, exchange of IP and knowledge, development of a buddy system for children from both schools, opportunity for skype lessons and an opportunity for the Chinese school to offer online Chinese language and cultural sessions for the Infant Jesus children.

 

We believe establishing this Sister School Partnership with Sports Park Campus of Hangzhou Changjiang Experimental Primary School  is a great way to motivate our students to learn more about China. It will provide opportunities for our students and staff to:

•    Learn a Chinese language
•    Broaden international perspectives
•    Promotion of multi-cultural prosperity
•    Provides opportunity for us to strengthen 

       cooperative exchanges related to teaching
•    Given that we live in a digital world it is

        important for our students to learn more 

       about what is happening outside Australia
•    Strengthen and promote friendships
•    Communicate globally

 

The second opportunity that has been made available is an invitation from the Hangzhou Institute of Education Sciences, the Hangzhou Education Society and the Hangzhou Education Bureau for Infant Jesus School, to present at ‘The Forum of Educational Innovation in Hangzhou 2017’. The theme of the conference and presentations will be based around the transformation of Learning and Teaching Methods. We have also been asked to conduct some workshop on inquiry based and project based learning under the watchful eye of over 200 principals and deputy principals at this forum. 

 

We believe this will be a tremendous opportunity to share with others the ‘good news’ about our school as well as showcase some of the work we are doing here at Infant Jesus School.  Ms Clare Moffat (Assistant Principal) and Miss Melissa Myles (Year 3 Teacher) will be accompanying me to China and assisting with these workshops and keynote addresses.

 

Father & Son Camp

We wish all those attending the Father & Son Camp this weekend the best of luck. We know that everyone attending will have a fantastic time. Many thanks to the Camp Committee for organising this event for the Father and Sons of Infant Jesus School

 

 

Whole School Assessments

As part of our focus on improving learning outcomes, all children from Pre-Primary - Year 6 will complete literacy and numeracy assessments over the coming weeks.  The information from these assessments greatly assists with future planning for each year level and gives a ‘whole school picture’ in the areas of literacy and numeracy.  This information will assist teachers in planning for the future educational needs of the students with the school.

 

 

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.

 

 

Pre-Kindy Enrolments 2018

We still have places available for Pre-Kindy 2018, if you wish your child to be enrolled please ensure you pick up an Application Form from the office and submit it as soon as possible.

 

 

2018 Enrolments

As the school undertakes the process of preparation for the upcoming school year, it is important that we are aware of possible movements both in and out of the school community.

 

The end of any school year is a busy time for many families insofar as transfers due to work or other personal circumstances. With position vacancies in some year levels quickly being filled and with waiting lists already resulting for particular areas of the school, it is essential that we are made aware as soon as is practicable of either new enrolments or of families who may be transferring.
 

Student Drop Off and Pick Up

It is very important that parents see that their children arrive at school no later than 8.20am so that they can unpack and get organised in order to start school promptly at 8.30am. Morning supervision, for Year 1 to 6 students, is from 8.00am and children are not encouraged to arrive at school before this time. Class teachers (except Kindergarten) will have their classes open for the children from 8.20am.

 

It is school policy that parents (carers) of Kindergarten and Pre-Primary children must wait with their children until the classroom opens. This is to ensure the safety of the children before the school day starts. Older siblings attending Infant Jesus School cannot assume the responsibilities of the parents and wait outside the Kindergarten or Pre-Primary classrooms with younger siblings.

  • Recess Time is from 10.30 - 10.50am     
  • Lunch Time is from  12.30 - 1.05pm 
  • End of the School Day   3.00pm .   In the afternoon, teachers will supervise the departure of students until 3.20pm at the drive through entering from Peters Place or the Russell Street drive through. Any student who is not being collected from either drive through needs to wait outside the Library where they are supervised by a teacher. Any child remaining at school after this time will be required to report to the school office and stay there until they are collected. Please note that the office closes at 4.00pm. Thank you for co-operation in this matter.

Annual Community Meeting

The date for the Annual Community Meeting has been changed from the 14 November to the 28 November at 7:00pm. 

 

Prayer

 

How blessed we are in this country of ours
With our sunny days and our long daylight hours
Our oceans deep and our desert plains
Our temperate forests, our tropical rains.
May we cherish and protect this beautiful land
This magnificent work of your creative hand.

 

As we celebrate our faith
We take time to reflect, to remember the ways
That so many people have contributed to us,
Convicts, settlers, migrants and indigenous.
May we work together for this “lucky country”
Towards harmony and stability for many a century.

 

May we love our country and play our part
In building its future with minds, hands and hearts.
May we use our gifts in the service of others
And accept all the people as sisters and brothers
Help us God to contribute our share
to be proud of our country and show that we care
Amen.

 

 

Infant Jesus Family

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Nguyen Family at this very sad time. Tan and Teresa Nguyen are a former family here at Infant Jesus School along with their children Aimee and Anthony. Tan who is an Acolyte at Infant Jesus Church passed away suddenly after a short illness. Please hold the family in your prayers as they cope with the loss of their beloved husband and father..

 


Did You Know...?

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

Almonds are a member of the peach family

 

Thought for the Week

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.”
 

 

God Bless,

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

 YEAR 6 NEWS

Welcome back to school for Term 4. As you are aware, this is the final in your Year Six child’s primary school journey.

 

Thank you for your participation with our Learning Journeys. We enjoyed observing and listening to the confidence displayed by the children as they discussed their learning with you.  The children value the time spent with parents and as educators we never underestimate the importance of children sharing their learning with their parents. The active involvement of parents is essential in the development and formation of your child’s education.

 

As part of our Religious Education and Health programmes, the Year Six children will be covering aspects of human sexuality and relationships during the next few weeks. Often Year Six children are aware of these topics from a variety of sources.  It is important to note that education of children in human sexuality is primarily the right of parents.  The school supports parents in this area and the Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services from the Archdiocese of Perth. Family Life have the privileged role of complimenting the efforts of parents and the school by providing programs for both parents and children which support the personal development and Christian values of each child.

                          

In the English Learning Area, we will continue to consolidate the writing of different genres and to work within our individualised literacy groups to further develop our skills in reading comprehension. We will be creating historical narratives early this term and the children are looking forward to sharing them with you.

 

In the Mathematics Learning Area, the children will be consolidating their understanding of number and algebra, statistics and probability and measurement and geometry. Problem solving will continue to be a focus in small groups with the support of Mrs Tampalini.

 

In HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences), we will be focusing on Business and Economics with Sustainability and Fair Trade as our focus.  The children will research this topic and create their own food to market and sell. This will be the driver of our Literacy activities.

 

In Music, the children shall be developing and consolidating their aural and theory skills paying close attention to the Pentatonic, Major and Minor Scales. They will be creating their own compositions and performing them for the class and completing their research and interviews of famous composers throughout the ages. They will be reviewing rehearsal processes to improve their musical performances for their Graduation and the Christmas Concert. 

 

This term during STEAM sessions, the Year Six students will be exploring simple circuits with the help of Makey Makey Kits and LittleBits. Makey Makey Kits turn every-day objects into a keyboard for a computer as they work with conductive materials to carry electricity to create a simple circuit. Students will first use the Makey Makey kits to play the piano with a piece of fruit! Along with using the Makey Makey Kits, students will use LittleBits to go follow the engineering process from designing, building, testing and improving inventions while using simple circuits.

 

During Science this term, the children will be exploring Physical Science.  Electrical energy can be transformed and transferred in electrical circuits and can be generated for a range of sources. We will be investigating different electrical conductors and insulators, exploring how moving air and water can turn turbines to generate energy and features of electrical devices such as switches and light globes.

 

The Year Six children will also participate in dance lessons, which started yesterday, to prepare them for their formal dinner dance.  This dinner dance will be held on Friday 1 December.

 

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.

 

 

 

CHISHOLM CATHOLIC COLLEGE ENROLMENTS IN YEAR 7 2020

 

The Parents of Year 4 students are invited to join their sons and daughters for a presentation about Chisholm Catholic College, which includes a screening of a 10 minute DVD about the College.

 

The presentation will take place at Infant Jesus School on Tuesday, 31 October at 11.00am.

 

Chisholm Catholic College senior staff and current Year 7 students, who have formerly attended our school will give the presentation and answer any of your questions.

 

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

 

CONGRATULATIONS

The U/12 WA State Tennis Team won a bronze medal at the National Bruce Cup Championships held in Shepparton, Victoria. Layla Firns (6W) was part of that team.  It is a huge effort by the team. Everyone played exceptionally well and the team exceeded all expectations.  Well done Layla and all the team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Engagement

PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS

 

DISCO

Ticket forms to this years Rock Star Disco must be received by this Friday 27 October. Please see attached form to purchase.

 

LOST PROPERTY 
Our wonderful Parent Rep Nicole Mammone has kindly been sorting the lost property box and she has returned all labelled items to their owners.  There are several jackets/jumpers that have no name or a name which can’t be read. If your child is missing an item, please check the lost property box outside the iLab at your earliest convenience.

 

Nicola Cecchele
P&F President

 

PRE - PRIMARY PARENTS CHRISTMAS GATHERING

Date: Friday 27 October

Time: 8pm

Venue: 663 Newcastle Street, Leederville

Please contact Belinda 0410682991 or Gabrielle 0402 140 181 for details.

 

YEAR 3 MUMS MOVIE NIGHT
6pm Wednesday 1 November at Greater Union Morley Galleria.  All welcome.  Tickets available at:   http://bit.ly/2gasjuK
 

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 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!  

 

Sherrie Giglia & Marisa Gulluni Camp Coordinators

 

 

FATHER AND SON CAMP

 

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

 

CANTEEN ROSTER

Term 4

Friday 27 October

Belinda Chami, Billie Dewitt, Rosanna Monastra

Monday 30 October

Nicole Mesiti, Tracy Caputo, Leah Wilson

Wednesday 1 November

Alison Wilathgamuwa, Justine Scriva

 

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.

 


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 - 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

WHOLE SCHOOL MASS

On Wednesday  1 November the whole school will gather to celebrate the Feast of All Saints at the 9.00am Mass at the Infant Jesus Church. This is very significant feast in the Church year and calls us to recognise and remember all those who lived their life serving God.  All parents are very welcome to join us for this special celebration.

 

 

SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION

Yesterday the children preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time attended a Retreat at Schoenstatt Shrine. 

 

This is a recount of the day.

It was 8:30am on Wednesday the 25th of October 2017. My friends, teachers, the catechist children and I jumped on the bus and drove to the shrine where we learnt about Reconciliation as we are preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

 

First we had the bus trip! It was a long, long journey and took an hour. When we arrived we walked to a door and met Sister Lisette and Mr Henry. We watched a long video together. We chatted a lot and ran out of time. Then it was time for recess! 

 

After recess we lined up at a gate and went into a small room. We were about to make a prayer rock. They were so easy to make. Then we lined up and went into a bigger room where we made a love heart person. Later on Father Greg came. He told us about the Seven Sacraments and taught us all about Reconciliation.

 

Soon it was lunchtime and we were allowed to have a big, fun play. Soon after we got to go to the chapel. The chapel has been around for 25 years since people built it. When we went in it was very tiny! Sister Lisette taught us how to be dragon warriors and also told us about God’s greatest treasure. We left the chapel and got to go and build the safest place for a sheep to live. When we finished we got to keep our sheep. It was time to come back to school. 

 

I had a great time and I wish I could to back! My favourite was going into the chapel.

 

 

PARISH NEWS

Sacramental Programme

Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2017

We thank all the parents who came to the First Reconciliation-Parents' Information night last Monday 23 October. We have been blessed to have Fr Gregory Donovan as our main speaker this year as he presented to us the love, mercy and overflowing grace of our Holy Father through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

A gentle reminder to all the parents who missed the Parents Information night that a rerun meeting will be held this coming Saturday, 28  October at 9.30am in the parish library. Everyone is encouraged to attend, Fr Greg Burke will be the presenter. Thank you and we hope to see you there.

 

Important Dates to Remember:

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 School Band -  Photos from Jubilee Mass

These photos are now available for viewing on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uSOlPeL5OFflf0G12

 

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.

 

FEAST DAY SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE 28 OCTOBER

How do you feel when you are chosen to do something important? Honored, surprised, nervous? Some of the apostles must have felt as you do.

 

After spending much time in prayer, Jesus decided to choose 12 men, 12 rather unlikely candidates, who would be his apostles and proclaim the Kingdom of God to all people. Simon the Zealot was one who was called. The Zealots were a Jewish group who believed that the promise of the Messiah meant a free and independent Jewish nation where they would never have to pay taxes to the Romans again. Some Zealots were also very concerned that the spiritual ideals of their religion be kept. But others in the group acted more like modern-day terrorists by raiding, killing, and inciting riots. Simon was known as “the zealot” to distinguish him from Simon Peter.

 

At the same time, Jesus called Jude Thaddeus, brother of James, most likely a fisherman by trade. Along with 10 other men, these two followed Jesus, lived with him, fled when he underwent his Passion, and rejoiced when he rose from the dead. At Pentecost they were filled with the Spirit and a burning desire to spread the Good News to all.

 

Jude travelled to Mesopotamia to preach, and Simon went to Egypt. Eventually they both ended up in Persia, modern-day Iran. There they worked together evangelising the people until they were both martyred. These two unlikely candidates for apostleship finally witnessed to the risen Lord with their lives.

 

Traditionally Saint Jude the Apostle is identified with the author of the Letter of Jude in the New Testament. He has also come to be known as the saint of hopeless cases.   

(www.loyolapress.com)

(Picture St Jude Thaddeus)

POPE FRANCIS AND THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

"The salvation which God offers us is the work of his mercy. No human efforts, however good they may be, can enable us to merit so great a gift. God, by his sheer grace, draws us to himself and makes us one with him."  (Evangelii Gaudium...The Joy of the Gospel... #112).

 

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AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN’S CHORUS
OPERA IN THE PARK
SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER AT WEST AUSTRALIAN 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.

WA Young Salesians - Summer Camp 8-12 January 2018

 

 Are you between 12-15 years or starting Year 7 in 2018? 
Come and join us for this 5 day fun filled camp at 
Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup. Only $205 ($41 a day) 
Contact your Parish Priest, visit the website or contact Graham on 0418 979 600 for more info or to pick up a form.
Places are filling fast! Register now at: www.wayoungsalesians.com

    

Vacation Swimming (VacSwim) 2017/2018 Summer

Enrol your children now in VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.

 With swimming pools and beaches a part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children learn how to swim and are safe in the water is a must for all families. 

Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim in lessons run at pools and open water venues across the State. VacSwim is for all children – from beginners through to advanced survival, rescue and resuscitation.

 

Your children can learn to swim for just: 
•    $7.00 per child for a five day short program 
•    $13.00 per child for all other programs.

 

It's even cheaper if you have three or more children:
•    $18.00 a family for a five day short program 
•    $35.00 a family for all other programs.

To find out more about VacSwim and to enrol online please visit education.wa.edu.au/swimming.

 

St Vincent de Paul - Car Boot Sale

St Vincent de Paul – Lockridge Conference is conducting a Car Boot Sale on 5 November 2017 on the Good Shepherd Oval at Kiara, further details are on the attached flyer.

 

Second hand Uniforms for Sale

2 x Size 6 Summer Dress

1 for $10

1 for $20

Ring Justyna on 0400656665 if interested

VERITAS 
2017 Calendar Term 4 Parents.pdf
2017 Calendar Term 4 Parents (October).pdf
2018 App List[1].pages.pdf
Disco 2017.pdf
NOTICE 5 - Father Son Camp.pdf
Canteen Menu Summer Term 4 2017.pdf
WA_Young_Salesian_Camp_Form_2018[1].pdf
Vac Swim.pdf
2017_SVDP Carboot Flyer.pdf