VERITAS 

08 June 2017
Issue Seventeen
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
SCHOOL NEWS
COMMUNITY NEWS
Infant Jesus School
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Morley 6062, [email protected], [email protected]
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Important Dates
&
Correspondence

Important Dates and Correspondence

 

Term 2 2017                                                  

 

Thursday                         Parish Mass Yrs 2 and 5

8 June

 

Friday                                Confirmation Retreat

9 June

 

Saturday                          Confirmation Masses 12 noon

10 June                             and 3pm

 

Thursday                           Class Assembly Yr 4

15 June

 

Friday                                  Faction Cross Country

16 June

 

Tuesday                              P & F Meeting

20 June

 

Thursday                           Parish Mass Yrs 3 and 4

22 June                               Interschool Winter Carnival 

                                                 Report Workshop 

                                               

26-28 June                        Parent/Teacher Interviews

 

Thursday                           Whole School Mass Yr 1

29 June

 

Friday                                   End of Term 2

30 June

 

Tuesday                     Term 3 begins for students

18 July

 

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

 

Student Free Days 2017

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

 

Term 2 - Monday 24 April      

Term 3 - Monday 17 July

Term 3 - Friday 22 September

Term 4 - Monday 9 October

 

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

 

TERM CALENDAR 2017

 




Principal's Report

CONFIRMATION 

Dear Parents, 

 

This Saturday, 10 June, the students in Year Six will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  This is a very significant time in their lives and in their faith journey.  It is also a very important time for their families, their teachers, the school and the parish community. As they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation they are acknowledging their willingness to be witnesses in sharing their faith and will answer their calling as an adult.

 

The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation.  Today, students usually receive this Sacrament after Baptism, Penance and Eucharist.  The Religious Education Programme taught at all Catholic schools, highlights different aspects of this Sacrament that is appropriate to the year level, therefore, all the Year Six students, have been preparing, in many ways, to receive this Sacrament for many years. 

Each year, a bishop or someone he has chosen, officiates at the Confirmation ceremony.  This year, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe will be presiding over the Mass.  The Sacrament of Confirmation is the celebration of our anointing, our ‘commissioning’ by the Holy Spirit to love as Jesus loved.  We are “sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit”.  The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are the life of Jesus within us.  When we live the gifts of Wisdom, Counsel, Reverence, Guidance, Understanding, Knowledge, Wonder and Courage we will be living the life of Jesus.  The living fruits of the Spirit, which are seen in the Joy, Love, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Trustfulness, Gentleness and Self-control, we are able to use in our lives.

 

We thank our Parish Priest, Fr Sunny and our teachers, Mr Colangelo, Mrs White and Mr Sheridan who have spent many weeks organising the Confirmation programme which has included meetings, a retreat and daily lessons at school.  We also acknowledge and thank the Parish Sacramental Team, lead by Mrs Faith Rico for their efforts and support in preparing the students for this wonderful Sacrament and celebration.

We wish all Confirmation candidates and their families many blessings as they celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday.

 

Noah             Ashton

Alex               Bao

Alexander  Barker

Thomas       Bettles

Jackson       Bogaers

Imogen        Bowran

Adrian         Brown

Troy              Buckley

Massimo    Cecchele-Jones

Alessio        Colli

Elizabeth    Farnfield

Layla             Firns

Liam             Gaston

Daniel         Gianatti

Ethan          Gonsalves

Akiena       Gunawardene

Sasha          Haigney

Raphael    Ho

Anthony    Huang

Xander        Intervencion

Amanda     Joseph

Ella               King

Arcangelo   Mammone

Emily           Morgan

Cronan        Mulvey

Brian            Nguyen

Derek          Nguyen

Mitchell     O'Bryan

Jiada           Olivieri

Katia          Panicciari

Lucas         Pelle

Kasey        Pham

Tin              Pham

Julian        Pinneri

Hayley      Placzek

Claire        Prestianni

Isla             Reynolds

Cristobal   Rivera

Jayden        Rodrigues

Gianni        Romeo

Leah           Rossi

Isaiah        Roussety

Declan       Ryan

James        Sammells

Vincent    Sciullo

Jonas        Sim

Helena     Sparks

Xavier       Teo

Sophia      Terranova

Bayleigh   Tonkin

Nyobi        Viheriakoski-Barras

Jed              Williams

Matthew   Wilson

Alfred        Yip

   

Staying relevant in a Digital World

 

As technology continues to advance and our lives become more immersed in everything digital, the challenges faced by parents can often feel overwhelming. I recently read an interesting article shared by Michael Grose and written by Martine Oglethorpe . Martine is a speaker, counsellor and educator with a passion for building resilient kids in a digital world.
 
Martine believes that digital devices and the online world will continue to play an increasing role in the lives of our families for much of their information, education, entertainment and socialisation.  It is imperative therefore, we have the skills, understanding and strategies to help our kids navigate the challenges and make the most of the opportunities that the technology has to offer. 
 
This week she’s written a great article on parenting and technology aimed at parents of young children. She wrote an article about 'staying relevant in a digital world' that I would like to share with parents as I feel it has some important messages for us as parents.

 

As technology continues to advance and our lives become more immersed in everything digital, the challenges faced by parents can often feel overwhelming.

 

We know that the technology is here to stay and we also know the many benefits that we can reap from the digital world. There are amazing ways we can connect and collaborate, raise awareness, create, learn and share. We are also frequently made well aware of the dangers and pitfalls of this connected world. We hear often about the predators, the pornography, the paedophiles, the gaming obsessions, the screen-time addictions and the cyberbullying. 

So how do we ensure that our kids are getting the very best that the technology has to offer whilst avoiding those negative elements?

 

One of the best ways we can do this as parents is to remain relevant. But how do we stay relevant in a world that seems to move so fast? In a world where our kids already seem to know so much?

 

It starts by taking the time to get to know the world your children are growing up in and work to understand the challenges they face. Because kids do face challenges and they will make mistakes. We need to ensure that those mistakes are ones they can learn from and aren’t life changing.

 

Be the Wise ones

Well they may well have a lot of knowledge when it comes to all things technical. But they are not necessarily wise like us. Now I use the word ‘us’ very loosely here in referring to the adult population, because anyone who has spent any time online knows there are many adults who are not wise. But generally speaking, adults have a lot more understanding of the intricacies of interactions, relationships and the complexities of human behaviours than kids do. Our kids are interacting and connecting with others in a world that is often beyond what they are developmentally and emotionally ready for. We need to help them with that.

 

Play and interact

Sure we all love the lure of an iPad to ensure we can finish our coffee whilst its hot or get the dinner cooked uninterrupted. But if we also take the time to play and interact with our kids and their devices, we get a different perspective about what they enjoy. We get the bonus of the interactive element as well as time to bond and enjoy something together. We also put ourselves in a much better position to set relevant boundaries and help them understand those boundaries.

 

Listen to others and listen to your child

If your friend’s child is playing a game, has an account on social media or enjoys certain websites, then there is a good chance your child does too. Just as we would play at the park or hang out at the milk bar where our friends were when we were young, so too our kids will hang out where their mates are playing. So listen to those parents in the playground. Listen in to which popular apps and games are spoken about in the media. Listen to your child. Ask them what they like to do. Ask them about their concerns or their challenges. You may never keep up with every single app or site that your child visits, but if you have a good understanding of the ways kids are using technology and the sorts of things the technology is capable of, then you are in a much better position to help them use it safely and smartly.

 

Be open and honest about what is out there

Whilst there are times we certainly lament the passing of the good old days where screens, and social media were not such an integral part of our lives, we cannot afford to be in denial about the role technology is and will continue to play in the lives of our children. So rather than shut it down and try to avoid it, we need to be ready to have conversations that we may prefer not to have. We need to know that the average age a child first sees pornography is about 11, so we should understand that this is a very real possibility for our children. So how are we going to prepare them for that? What conversations would we need to have if we suspect this has happened? Because we do want to make sure that the education they are getting comes from us and not from the online world itself.

 

So seek out knowledge, interact, talk to your kids and put yourself in the best position to remain relevant to your child’s world. Be the one they come to should things go wrong. Be the one they come to to share the positive experiences they have online.

 

Our role as parents is not to shut down the accounts and take away the screens, but rather to ensure we are giving them the skills, the understanding and the thinking to make the very best decisions every time they go online.

 

WA Week

Last Monday, 5 June, we celebrated WA day. The following information is extracted from the The Museum of Western Australia. 

 

The WA Museum records that Albany was the first European settlement established in Western Australia. It was settled in 1826, three years before the Swan River Colony. Captain Charles Fremantle raised the British flag at Arthur Head in 1829 to claim the Swan River Colony, later Western Australia, for Britain. The Swan River Settlement was later named ‘Perth’ and became Western Australia’s capital city.

http://museum.wa.gov.au/welcomewalls/history

 

What is the History of WA Day?

The following information is extracted from the Celebrate WA Website. 

  • Prior to 2012, the first Monday in June was known as Foundation Day, which marked the day when the first European settlers, under the command of Captain James Stirling RN, Lieutenant Governor, arrived from Britain to settle the Swan River Colony.
  • In April 2012 Foundation Day was formally changed to WA Day following bipartisan political support in the Western Australian Parliament.
  • The legislation emphasised that the new ‘State Day’ was to be inclusive of all people no matter how long they have called themselves Western Australians.

 

What is WA Day?

  • WA Day takes place on the first Monday in June.
  • It’s a day to celebrate all Western Australians, recognising our Aboriginal history, early European settlers and the many from all over the world who have made, and continue to make, Western Australia their home.
  • It’s a day for each of us to reflect and celebrate all the great things about our people, our lifestyle, our culture and our potential.

http://www.celebratewa.com.au/what-is-wa-day/

 

Life Link Day

 

LifeLink was established by the Archdiocese of Perth in 1994 to provide for the ongoing financial and promotional support of agencies established or assisted by the Church. It is a day that we focus on and remember people in need within the WA community.

 

In the Archbishop’s Appeal message this year, he writes: “God seeks to be present and active in the world through us. As Saint Teresa of Avila would say, ‘ours are the eyes with which God looks with compassion on this world, ours are the feet with which the Lord walks to do good, ours are the hands with which He blesses all the world’. Faith is not simply about intellectual belief or acceptance of Church teaching – faith is a living, growing relationship with the Lord. As Jesus himself once said, ‘It is not those who say ‘Lord, Lord’ who will enter the kingdom of heaven but those who do the will of my Father who is in Heaven’ (Matt 7:21).

 

It is in our actions, the practical demonstrations of our faith, that we truly reflect the face of Jesus to others, and at the same time encounter the face of Jesus in them. We will, as Jesus did… help heal the sick, care for the poor, feed the hungry, support the abused and the isolated, offer forgiveness and hope, extend protection and care to those who seek it.

 

In doing all this, we will find ourselves walking together in the footsteps of the Good Shepherd”.

 

Reflection: How can I help?

Stop and think about the times you as an individual help the needs of others and live out the values of the Gospel.

How else can you be demonstrating faith in action to others?

How do you ‘Open Your Heart’s to People in Need’?

 

 

Faction Cross Country

As you are aware our Faction Cross Country Carnival is next week. The children are so excited and they have worked extremely hard on their fitness and they should be very proud of their efforts. Long Distance Running is an integral part of the Physical Education Curriculum and all children in Year 1 – Year 6 are required to participate. The aim of the carnival is participation so all children are encouraged to give it a go.

 

Cross Country Carnival Details:                                                                           

Venue:                        Lightning Park

Date:                           Friday 16 June 2017

 

On the day, a bus will shuttle each year level to and from Lightning Park. The timetable for the day is below, however please note that these times are a guide and we may be running ahead or behind time.

 

The children need to bring

- a hat and drink bottle with them on the bus

- a jacket if they need it 

- a white school sport shirt and school jacket to put on after the race if it rains.

 

The children are allowed to wear a t-shirt in the colour of their faction to school on that day (similar to last year’s Athletics Carnival). If they are unable to find a shirt we will provide coloured bibs.

 

Our Year 6 Wellness Ministry will be providing support throughout the day.

 

Parents are welcome to attend and cheer on their children. There is plenty of parking and I ask that parents use the steps/pavilion for watching the children race and avoid going near the track. As this is a winter event we will go ahead if there is light rain. The Carnival will not proceed in the event of a storm.

 

The permission slip was sent home last week and I ask that these are returned ASAP. Please return the note to your classroom teacher.

 

We will also have a small presentation of the winning faction back at school at approximately 2:40pm. The top 4 runners will be presented with their ribbons and medals straight after their year level finishes their races at Lightning Park.

 

 

 


Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom:

open our minds to receive your truth.

Come, Holy Spirit of Understanding:

may we clearly see the signs you have given.

Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Counsel:

may we discern what will lead us to life.

Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Fortitude:

may we speak out where injustice is done.

Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Knowledge:

may we live out your commandment of love.

Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Piety:

may we respect what your breath has called forth.

Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Fear of the Lord:

may we acknowledge the gifts you have shown.

Amen.

(Christopher Wilcock SJ -Jesuit Communications)

 

Infant Jesus Family

Our prayers are with the Favaro Family (Orlando 2B and Matteo KW) and the Tiniakos Family (Giacomo 2B) on the loss of their beloved grandfather. May he rest in peace with God.

 

Thought for the Week

 

Treat everyone with politeness, even
those who are rude to you,
not because they are kind, but
because you are."
Author:  Unknown

  

 

God Bless,

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

PRE-PRIMARY NEWS

This term our integrated focus is fairy-tales. This program enhances the children’s experiences and further develops the learning content. It also provides us the opportunity to explore all learning areas in a holistic, authentic approach.

 

This term we welcomed Christine Padua to the PPW classroom as she works towards completing her final teaching placement. Christine has built wonderful relationships with the children and has many exciting learning experiences to engage the children.

 

This term in Religion, we will be exploring the units of Family, Church and Community and Celebrate. The Family unit explores the concepts of who members of our family are, their roles and how we show them love. We also learn about Jesus and his family, how Jesus showed his family love and the special things he may have done with his family. From there, the focus shifts to the Church and the Community, as we learn about our school community, community groups we belong to and the special community of God’s family, The Church. Finally, our term will finish with the unit Celebration as we explore how we celebrate with our families, within our community and at Church. As part of this unit we will also look at other cultures and how different cultures celebrate.

 

The Religious Education units we are learning about this term have a strong connection with Humanities and Social Sciences as they connect with the family structures, the family cultures/traditions, as well as the geographical knowledge and understandings of the place we live in and the communities we belong to. As the term progresses the children will visit the Infant Jesus Church. They will be mapping the significant points in this journey and reflecting upon the community that surrounds our school. This investigation provides the children with an authentic experience from which we build upon our geographical and mathematical skills.

 

As part of our integrated program, the children will use scientific skills to make observations, predictions and solve open ended tasks that are embedded in our fairy-tale investigation. The children will learn about Technology and The Arts as they use these skills to communicate their ideas, address open ended tasks and extend their learning.

 

Literacy is integrated throughout the day in all we do. The children will continue to develop their oral language through formal and informal opportunities for speaking within small and large group situations. We have a strong focus on learning the sounds and using this knowledge as we begin to write. Throughout the term, the children are provided with many opportunities to write, and will be encouraged to think about the sounds they can hear in the words they are writing.

 

In the Mathematics Learning Area, the children will continue to work with numbers in different contexts and build number knowledge and understanding. For example, counting using one to one correspondence, recognising numbers and matching quantities to numbers. Along with this, we will also be working with measurement and positional language.

 

In Physical Education, the children will continue to build their locomotive skills, through obstacle courses, games, music and movement. These skills include climbing, skipping, running, hopping and jumping. We will also work with the skills of throwing and catching, focusing on throwing with direction and catching using both hands.

 

 
During the term the children will continue to develop their fine motor skills. They will be working towards enhancing their ability to write numbers and letters and draw detailed pictures. The children will work on their strength and control in manipulating objects, toys and an array of modelling mediums. 

 

Many ideas and concepts  will be weaved through-out our integrated fairy-tale topic. Further to this we will continue to work on our key Literacy and Numeracy skills each morning, i.e. hearing initial sounds, sounding out words and exploring numbers and letters.

 

 

 

 

  

Library News

Scholastic Book Club Issue 4 is now open, catalogues have been sent home today.
Closing date is Wednesday 14 June 2017.

 


Sport News

INFANT JESUS RUNNING CLUB

As our Year 1-6 children prepare to challenge themselves at the end of the term with our Faction Cross Country Carnival, I would like to introduce our Infant Jesus Running Club. This provides the children an opportunity to improve their fitness to give themselves the best opportunity to achieve their goals at the carnival and it is also a great way to improve their physical and mental health. Running Club will occur on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8am on the oval right up until the carnival. All children are invited to come and challenge themselves. If you are wearing your winter uniform then wear your sport shoes and change into your black shoes ready for class. In the event of rain we will cancel for that day.

 

When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am starting Week 5 
Where: School Oval
Who: Year 1-6 (Pre Primary are welcome to come and challenge themselves as well)
What to bring: White sport shoes if you are not wearing sport uniform
Why: To improve fitness for the Cross Country Carnival



2017 WINTER LIGHTNING CARNIVAL

Once again our Year 6 children will be competing in Football, Soccer and Netball against other schools in our Association. This carnival will be held on Thursday 22 June with Netball at Noranda Netball Courts and Football and Soccer at Carine Open Space. The Year 6 children have already chosen their sports and are beginning to prepare for the day. A permission slip has been sent home asking for parent help with coaching and umpiring for the different sports. Please advise if you are able to help on the day (No experience needed for coaching and minimal experience needed for umpiring). Please return the signed notes to your classroom teacher ASAP.

Mr Sheridan

Physical Education Teacher

 


Engagement

P&F News

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK FUNDRAISING

Infant Jesus School is raising funds. Here's how you can help...

We are raising as much as we can to support our technology and Innovation Centre, and we need your help! Order your NEW 2017/2018 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership now. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!

 

"The Entertainment Book is such a great way to try new restaurants. It’s also a great opportunity to help community organisations."

 

A Sample Book and Order Forms are available in the Front Office if you wish to have a look. 

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

MAD CAMP PHOTOS

If you would like a copy of all the photographs taken over the MAD Camp weekend by our photographer, Maria Bellesini, please drop a USB into the school office in a bag labelled with your name. You will be notified when it is ready for you to collect. 

 

Some photos from MAD Camp last weekend.

INFANT  JESUS FAMILY CAMP  2017 

Family Camp is a great opportunity to make new friends, experience a bit of the Infant Jesus tradition and this year's theme is "Heroes and Villains".

Venue: Point Peron, Rockingham.

Date: Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October. (not the long weekend and 2 nights only).

Anticipated cost of $350 per family (this may change after budget confirmation) includes accommodation, all meals, all indoor/outdoor activities and of course lots of fun and laughter. 

 

Places are limited. To secure your place and in fairness to everyone wanting to attend, this will be a first come first serve basis on receipt of non-refundable $50 deposit on or before 19 June 2017. 

 

Please take your slip and the $50 deposit in an envelope with your name to the school office. The date and time will be noted on the slip. We are also asking if anyone has any items (figurines, posters, etc) in relation to the Heroes and Villains theme that you no longer use or need and are willing to donate. We will gladly collect. Please contact Ardrian on 0403439888. 

 

We look forward to seeing you all there, especially NEW families, so start spreading the word! Any queries please don't hesitate to contact

Linda Prestianni 0433 925 857 [email protected]
Ardrian Gonsalves 0403 439 888  [email protected]

 

3 YEAR OLD  (Pre Kindy) DINNER

Venue:  The Queens

Date:  Friday 9 June

Time:  7.30pm 

RSVP: 6 June to Justyna  [email protected] or Facebook

 

YEAR 2 MUMS NIGHT OUT

When:    Saturday 1 July

Time:      8pm

Venue:    Minq Bar Burswood Crown   

Cost:       $40 PP Nibbles/Drinks provided

Contact:   Nicole 0400266755 or Maree 0412336965 for payment

RSVP and Payments by 16 June

 

YEAR 3 BRUNCH CATCHUP 
Friday 23 June at Our Table, 180a Grand Promenade, Bedford at 10.30am. 
Please RSVP to Justine or Sherrie for booking numbers
All welcome, see you there!

 

YEAR 4 MUM'S DINNER
Thursday 22 June at 6.30pm
Inglewood Hotel, 803 Beaufort Street, Inglewood.
Come join us for a catch up, something good to eat and a drink or two.
Please RSVP to either Simone [email protected] or Tash [email protected] to let us know if you will be there.

 

Canteen Roster

TERM 2

Friday 9 June

 Rosa Ridolfo, Simone McGuire, Emma Yates

Monday 12 June

 Geraldine Soh, Nicole Mesiti, Leah Wilson

Wednesday 14 June

 Marisol Rapy, Cheryl Barras, Pramila Crasta

 

If you cannot do your Roster please arrange with another Parent to do your Roster as a swap. Please also see the attached Canteen Winter Menu for Term 2 and 3.

 

Accountability

MERIT CERTIFICATES 

At Infant Jesus School we are proud to celebrate the achievements of our children and all their hard work. Congratulations to the following students who will receive an Honour Certificate at our assembly next Thursday morning (15 June).

 

We congratulate the following students:

PPB     Antonina dos Santos Fleming, Olivia Catalano, Xander                           Hessing, Max Musca

PPW    Mia Uong, Jasmine Galvin, Savio Paskin, Bennett Hannah

1B          Charlize Arvino, Mia Levings, Finn McMenemy, Jacob Mertens

1W        Benjamin Wilathgamuwa, Arabella Chen,

                 Isabella  Contrusceri, Naethan Marino-Dayan

2B          Evie Musca, Joseph Di Ciano, Lee Johns, Ria Mathew

2W        Claudia Romeo, Isabella Commisso, Henry D'Cunha,

               Sophie Tran

3B         Estelle Radacic, Jasmine Penwald, Cooper Innes, Chloe Italiano

3W        David Hunter, Kaila Newman, Bryan Bao, Alex Bowran

4B          Madison Fosberry, Alissa Miranda, Jazmyn Papa

4W        Emma Cosa, Veronica Doudakis, Andre Lucano, Lucas Rossi

5B          Taig Mulvey, Lilly Jackson, Christian Monastra,

                 Tenielle Gonsalves

5W         Isabella Cecchele, Nicholas Rozario, Catie Hooper,

                 Imani Wilson

6B           Noah Ashton, Raphael Ho

6W        Gianni Romeo, Sophia Terranova, Mitchell O'Bryan,

                 Arpita Sharma  

 

 

REPORT WORKSHOP

A Report Workshop will be held on Thursday 22 June at 2.30pm in the Library for Year One parents interested in learning more about the formal Semester Reports that are sent home twice each year. 

 

PARKING - Admin

Please do not pick up or drop off students in the Admin Carpark. This Carpark is for office business and visitors to the school only. It is not a safe area for students to be at anytime due to the amount of traffic and delivery trucks using the space. Please use the designated pick up and drop off areas.

 

LOVEGROVE WAY

Please consider others and park correctly along Lovegrove Way to help with the flow of traffic in that area.

 

VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP AND CODE OF CONDUCT 

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

1. Complete the Volunteer Workshop 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Discipleship
Feastday of  St Boniface 5 June

Boniface, who was baptized Winfrid, lived in the eighth century. He was a brilliant monk in a Benedictine monastery in England. He was the head of a school, but he thought God wanted him to be a missionary. He went to Frisia (Northern Netherlands and Germany) to begin his work. A war forced him to return to England for a few years, but he did not give up. Next, he journeyed to Rome to ask the pope to tell him where to serve. Pope Gregory II changed Winfrid’s name to Boniface, which means “a man who does good deeds.” Then he sent Boniface to eastern Germany.

 

For nearly 35 years, Boniface traveled all over Germany, preaching, teaching, and building schools, monasteries, and convents. He went to Rome to report to the pope about his work. There, the pope ordained him bishop and told him to return to Germany to continue missionary work. Boniface invited monks and sisters from England to come and help him. The monastery at Fulda is probably the most famous one started by Boniface.

 

As an old man, Boniface returned to Frisia to work among the pagans. One morning, while he was waiting to confirm a group of converts, a band of angry natives rushed into the church and murdered Boniface and about 50 converts. Today Saint Boniface is the patron of Germany.

POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS

"Each Christian and every community must discern the path that the Lord points out, but all of us are asked to obey his call to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the “peripheries” in need of the light of the Gospel.

(From The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis #20) 

 

The Sacrament of Confirmation

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Knowledge - to know how to be in good relationships with God, with myself and with others.

Piety - to respect and care for myself and all people and things in our world.

Understanding - to be understanding of others, to be able to feel with them, to be empathetic.

Fortitude - to be able to stand up for what you believe in, to stand up for yourself and others, to do what is right even if it ‘s hard.

Wisdom - to be able to learn from whatever happens to you, to become a better person even when hard things happen.

Counsel - to be able to choose what is good and true.

Fear of the Lord - to notice all the good things that God does for you, to know how God is with you in the special people who love you and in all that is beautiful in our world.

 

Confirmation Retreat 

Tomorrow the Year 6 children will participate in a retreat as part of their preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday. The retreat will focus on the Holy Spirit becoming a part of our lives. 

 

During the day the children will meet Archbishop Timothy Costello, the Confirming celebrant and the catechist children from the Parish. 

 

 

Hopes & Dreams of Our Year Six Students as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

 

My hopes and dreams are to become closer to God’s family and to be fully initiated. I wish to be like my Saint John the Baptist and help all the poor and help build a hospital for the poor. I wish to get the power of the Holy Spirit and believe that the Holy Spirit will strengthen and guide me through the future. I wish after Confirmation to be a good person and I want to receive all the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. I want to be brave and take risks for helping people. This is what I wish to do and receive after I receive confirmation and the Holy Spirit. Tin Pham 

 

My hopes and dreams are to be able to receive the gifts and fruits so I can respond to situations better than I do. To accept others opinions and trust people. To have more courage. I hope I can achieve this when I receive the fruits and gifts. Jonas Sim

 

In Confirmation I want to be closer to God and to understand more about the Catholic Church. I also want to be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. I mainly want to be fulfilled with the gift of patience. In the Gifts of the Holy Spirit I want to improve on the gift of Fear of the Lord and to more amazed and thankful for everyone and everything around me. Kasey Pham

 

My hopes and dreams for Confirmation is to become more patient and understanding. I also want to become closer to God. I hope to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit and be fully initiated into the Catholic Church. Imogen Bowran

Lifelink Day

 

Jonas Sim, Bayleigh Tonkin & Sasha Stepanko, were selected to attend the launch of Life Link Day for 2017. They travelled to Newman College with Mr Hille and Mr Colangelo to celebrate the launch of Life Link Day in the Archdiocese of Perth. They were fortunate to listen to both Bishop Don Sproxton and Archbishop Timothy Costello speak about the works of the many agencies in our church that are supported from the funds collected on Lifelink Day. The Archbishops talk reminded us how we need to use our eyes, ears and hearts to see, listen and feel the needs of our community. 

 

Hopefully through the works of Lifelink we can continue to 'Open our hearts to the people in need,' and continue to make a difference in peoples lives. 

 

If you havent made a donation yet - the following website will take your donation. https://lifelink.com.au/donate/

 

 

Parish News

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
CONFIRMATION RETREAT, FORMAL VISITATION AND MASS PRACTICE

Friday, 9 June starts at 9:00am at Infant Jesus Parish Centre

Attendance is a MUST! 

Please remember to bring a plate to share. Children will be having shared morning tea and lunch. Drinks will be provided.   Please ensure that all food that your children will bring on the retreat day are nut free. 

Food Suggestion: girls to bring sweets and boys to bring savoury food. 

Please remind your children to bring their pencil case and jacket.

At the conclusion of the retreat, Infant Jesus School Students will return to school with their teachers at 2:45pm.

 

CONFIRMATION MASS

Saturday, 10 June at 12.00pm and at 3.00pm.

 

·  Please arrive at least 1 hour before the Mass.
·   For parents who will serve in the Mass, (readers, collectors, and offertory) please see one of our Sacramental team members with yellow badge as soon as you arrive.
·  Please bring your child's Confirmation sash.
·   For those who ordered the embroidery service from Tony Nguyen, please contact him directly to arrange time and day for collection, as we do not keep your sash in the parish office. Tony Nguyen’s contact number: 0432 106 404.

 

For your child’s allocated Mass time, please check your enrolment confirmation email or ring the parish office at 92768500 from Monday to Thursday 9.30am-12.30pm. 

 

 

SACRAMENT OF FIRST EUCHARIST - ENROLMENT
Enrolment Masses - Saturday, 22 July  at 6:30pm or Sunday, 23 July at 9.30am or at 6.00pm

 

Commitment Masses- Saturday, 19 August at 6:30pm, or  Sunday, 20 August at 9.30am or  at 6.00pm.
Yours in Christ,
Faith Rico
Sacramental Co-ordinator

 

MORLEY YOUTH GROUP

 

Infant Jesus Parish 24:7 Morley Youth Group
All youth in Years 6-12 are invited
Join us this Friday night, 6-8pm in the Parish Hall
For more info call Roger 0434 988 711 or Elizabeth 0410 554 393

COMMUNITY NEWS

Archdiocese of Perth

 

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City of Bayswater
School Parking Schedule

 

City of Bayswater
Book Week Program - August 2017

 

Mercedes College

Mercedes College is proud to present its 2017 Production of The Little Mermaid. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, this is the Broadway version of the story of Ariel – a mermaid who desires to be human. Her wish is eventually granted, although with dire consequences. A cast of over 80 feature in this spectacular production with lots of colour, singing, dancing, puppetry and under the sea frolic. Coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 28 July. Tickets are available at http://www.ticketek.com.au.

 

Relationships Australia

RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA – West Leederville
PARENTING COURSES
Please find attached a flyer outlining our Parenting related Courses running in June 2017.
Go to www.relationshipswa.org.au or ring 6164 0200 to enrol

 

Infant Jesus Soccer Club

Welcome to Infant Jesus Soccer Club Fostering and promoting community, friendship and team work while having fun. Enclosed is our website to stay in touch. The aim of the website is to aid in the awareness of the club and the community participation it provides and fosters. 

https://www.ijsoccerclub.com/

 

Perth College

The Imaginarium July school holiday courses have been designed specifically for gifted girls of very high ability. Our courses for the April holidays sold out with outstanding feedback from participants and their parents. See attached.

 

Australian Girls Choir

Australian Girls Choir – June Open Classes
Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC! Contact us if you would like to attend a free trial class in June.
Ph 1800 338 142 or email [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

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