VERITAS 

17 August 2017
Issue Twenty-five
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

 

Thursday                              Book Fair  8.00am - 8.30am & 3.00pm - 3.30pm

17 August

 

Saturday                                Family Mass 6.30pm

19 August                               Commitment Mass First Eucharist

 

Sunday                                    Commitment Masses First Eucharist

20 August                               9.30am and 6.00pm

 

Monday                                   Parent Night Meeting

21 August                               First Eucharist

 

Tuesday                                   Performing Arts - Choirs

22 August                                Vasto Club 2.45pm - 4.00pm

                                                     Performing Arts - Band

                                                      Newman College 7.00pm

 

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

Celebrate Community

Dear Parents,

 

Over the past few weeks, I have had many opportunities to reflect on the many aspects of life here at Infant Jesus School…..so many wonderful things transpire and encompass the many facets of our school community. 

 

We have committed staff who continue to provide the highest quality education, with our students making great progress.  I am fortunate to share in these achievements on a daily basis when I drop into the classrooms, or when students come to the office to share their successes.  I am also very grateful for the many, many hours that our teachers put into preparing and delivering these quality experiences for our students. 

 

We also have students who love coming to school and are involved in so many activities, which not only enhance their learning, but contribute to the development of them as a ‘whole’ person.

 

Finally, we have parents who freely volunteer their time in so many ways in assisting with various tasks in and out of the classroom. 

 

It is the combination of these three aspects of our school community, who by working collaboratively and positively gives us the confidence and assists us in delivering a quality education to our students.

 

As a community we come together next Friday 25 August, to celebrate Infant Jesus Day. It is a day that we recognise, honour and acknowledge our heritage and the traditions of our school. It is a special time to appreciate our past and all the people who in different ways have contributed to the vibrant community that we have today. This year we have as our theme “#ExpectGreatThings”. As parents, students and staff are all aware, this has been our driver and motivator for 2017.

 

Our theme calls us to be the best people we can be. It challenges us to be better tomorrow than we were today. Schools are communities where staff, parents and students come together for the common good, which encompasses the welfare of all and the educational progress of each individual student. As a school, we try and support parents in the education of their children. As parents, we are role models not only to our children, but others associated with this school.

 

For our school community to offer an environment of harmony, goodwill, opportunity for individual development and the exercise of Christian virtues, it is important that we constantly remind ourselves to think about what we are saying and how we go about saying it, particularly in the presence of children. We look forward to our celebration next week with much pride, but also a sense of gratitude for all the people that have worked so hard to make Infant Jesus School what it is today.

 

Parents, grandparents, extended family and friends are invited to attend our celebration of Infant Jesus Day on Friday 25 August. Some special guests including Fr Greg (who is replacing Fr Sunny as the Parish Priest), the Dominican sisters and members of the Infant Jesus Parish may join us or the Mass and the Morning Tea. They may also visit classes and stay for the afternoon activities. Please make them feel welcome and have a chat to them when you see them.

 

On Friday 25 August, all children are required to wear their Winter Uniform (not Sports Uniform) to school.

 

A reminder to all parents of the safety of the children throughout the day. During the Classroom Open Sessions after recess children are only permitted to visit other classes with their parents who will take responsibility for the time that the children are not in their class. Children will not be permitted to ‘go with a friend.’ Teachers will record the names of children as they return to the class.

 

Schedule for Infant Jesus Day

9:00 – 10:00am           Mass – School Hall

                                       

10:00 – 10:30am        Morning tea for parents and special guests in                                                        the Hall

                                      Recess for children on the Basketball Court     

                                               (weather permitting)

 

11:00am                       Band and Choir Performance for parents and

                                         special guests in the Hall

                                         Displays in the Hall

                                         Classroom Open Sessions

 

Parents need to take responsibility for the time that the children are not in their class. Teachers will record the names of children as they return to class. Children are not permitted to ‘go with a friend.’

 

12:00noon                       All children return to class.

 

12:00noon – 12.30pm   Lunches (sausage sizzle) distributed to        

                                          children in the class.

                                          Parents and guest collect lunch (sausage

                                          sizzle) from the canteen.

                                         Parents may join children who are eating                                                 lunch on the school oval (weather permitting)

 

12:40-1:45pm                 Mini Fair (All proceeds donated to the                                                        Parish)

 

2:00pm                            Infant Jesus Day concludes  

                                           Normal Classes to resume

 

Contingency In Case Of Rain

If it does rain on Friday 25 August we will try and remain with the same schedule with the following adjustments:

  • Parents may join children who are eating lunch in their classrooms (this is to facilitate children/staff setting up stalls in the under covered areas and the hall).
  • Mini Fair - venue for all activities – Hall and Under-covered Areas
  • Normal classes will resume at 2.00pm

 

If your family would like a sausage sizzle please fill out the Form in the link below:  http://bit.ly/2vlBrmA

 

International Visitors

Last Friday, a group of 23 exemplary educators from Xiacheng District Education Bureau of Hangzhou (China). These educators were visiting our school as they were very interested in the work our teachers and students were doing in the use of technology and how teachers are using technology to enhance student learning and student outcomes. 

 

The feedback from our international visiting teachers was extremely positive and they learnt a great deal from their observations and interactions with the students and discussions they had with the staff. They also enjoyed a couple of the workshops that we ran, the tour of the school (facilities) and opportunity to explore the iLab. The students were also very motivated to showcase some of their learning and interact with teachers from another country.

 

We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with teachers, educators and students from around the globe as we are constantly striving to get the best out of ourselves as teachers and provide greater opportunities for our students.

 

 

Performing Arts Festival

Our talented musicians have been practicing hard for the 2017 Catholic Performing Arts Festival with many students already performing in solo or group ensembles.

 

Next Tuesday, 22 August, the Infant Jesus School Choir and the Year Four Choir will perform in the choral section of the festival. Later that evening the Infant Jesus School Band will take to the stage to perform three items in the concert band section of the festival.

 

All of our wonderful performers deserve a huge congratulation for their achievements and bravery in showcasing their gifts and talents with the community.

 

The Infant Jesus School Choir & The Year Four Choir

Tuesday 22 August (2.45pm-4.00pm)

Vasto Club, Balcatta

 

Infant Jesus Concert Band

Tuesday 22 August (7.00pm-9.30pm)   

Marist Auditorium

Newman College

 

Family Mass

A focus for 2017 for Infant Jesus School is to strengthen the links between the Parish and the School. This Saturday, 19 August at 6.30pm we will hold our second Family Mass for the year.  Parents and students have volunteered their services to play an active part in the Mass which is tremendous. Thank you!  

 

Our School Choir who have been working so hard of late and have been extremely busy, will lead the singing!

 

This is a great occasion for our community to come together as we commence the celebrations for the beginning of the Silver Jubilee  of Infant Jesus Church. The Mass is also one of the Commitment Masses for the children who are commencing their preparation to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist. 

 

I look forward to seeing each and everyone at our Family Mass this Saturday evening.

Silver Jubilee ~ Infant Jesus Church

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the new Infant Jesus Church. Fr Sunny and the assistant priests, along with the Parish Council and the various active committees within the church are planning for a big celebration to recognise the occasion. Three bishops, including Archbishop Costelloe will be attending the Masses over the weekend of  26 & 27 August.  Students from both the School Band and School Choir will be performing directly after the Mass.

 

We strongly encourage all families to come along for this celebration as it is also Fr Sunny’s last official Mass within the parish of Infant Jesus Morley.

 

Attached is the Parish Jubilee Week Program. 

Prayer for the Week

In Holy Communion, Jesus comes to each one of us. Sharing this mystery together makes us one with each other and one with Jesus. We are joined in a special way with Jesus and the family of God. In the next few weeks our Year Four students will receive this special Sacrament for the very first time.  We keep these children and their families in our thoughts as we share the following prayer.

 

 

Dear Jesus,

We believe that you rose from the dead

We believe that you are present in the people around us –

our family, our friends and everyone at school.

We believe that we meet you in the Good News in the Bible.

We believe that you are present in the bread of the Eucharist.

We believe that you are truly alive and present in our world.

We believe that you are our God and our friend, that you love us and want to help us in our journey through life.

We ask you to increase our faith and to open our eyes so that we may recognize you in the

Eucharist and in the people, we meet.

 

Amen.

 

Year Four Eucharist

The Year Four children are busy preparing to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist with commitment masses taking place this weekend. On Monday, 21 August, the parish is holding a parent information night for parents of all First Communicants. This evening will enable parents to reflect upon the significance of this sacrament.

 

On Thursday, 23 August, the Year Four students will travel to the Schoenstatt Shrine to participate in a retreat as part of their preparations for receiving the sacrament. All parents of children in Year Four are welcome to join the children on this excursion.

 

From my Readings 

Do you think that you are a model for your children, as to the type of person they will grow to be? It would seem that even if we don’t see ourselves that way, there is no escape for us: “It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we wish to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching to see what we do with ours.” Joyce Maynard. 

 

Human beings learn primarily through modelling; in fact, we can’t avoid being an example to our children, whether good or bad. So, being a good example is indeed important to our children.

 

Through parent modelling, children gain information that helps them to identify themselves. A boy is able to see that he has certain things in common with his dad and a girl with her mother. Somewhat subconsciously, they learn that there are two different sexes in life with differing strengths and abilities. Importantly, in adolescence this learning focuses more on behaviour, what is acceptable and responsible and what is not. Parents have a lot of influence in helping their children to become responsible people not only within their family but in society; through their influence on their children, parents do have an influence on society.

 

Children cannot develop a moral compass unless the people closest to them use the clear, unambiguous language of right and wrong. We should help our children to develop their moral compass by promoting moral activities through our self discipline, our good work habits, our kind and considerate behaviour to others, our community involvement. As parents, we want our children to be responsible for their own character development; our responsibility is to provide the physical and moral environment. 

 

If we pay careful attention to guiding our children’s attitudes by teaching them to have a healthy regard for themselves, then, our children will grow up to be confident, capable and independent individuals. All things considered, “The most important thing that we can teach our children is how to get along without us.” Frank Clark.

 

Children like parents to provide order in their lives and family meals can be a comforting, regular ritual for all family members, even the family dog.  Family meal times should have a calm congenial atmosphere with no arguing or lecturing; they can be a great time for parents to introduce new foods to their children and to act as role models for healthy eating; how important that is for long term health.

 

By some quirk of language evolution, the word “listen” has the same letters as the word “silent”. If we are to teach our children to be good listeners, which will be of great advantage to their education, we might find this piece of information to be to our advantage. 

 

Did You Know

  • The nail of our middle finger grows the fastest and the nail of our thumb grows slowest.
  • Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
  • On average, when asked for a colour, 3 out of 5 people will say red.

Infant Jesus Family

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Petrolo Family  (Marcus 5B) and the Pelle Family (Lucas 6W) in the sad loss of their beloved Grandfather who passed away last week. May he rest in peace.

 

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 

Best Wishes

We take this opportunity to wish Ms Clare Moffat all the very best as she embarks well-deserved Long Service Leave for the remainder of this term.

 

Have a great time and we look forward to seeing you at the start of Term 4!

Thought for the Week

Do what you can with the means at your disposal and leave the rest calmly to God. 

 

God Bless,

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

Year Six News

In Religious Education  the children have been looking closely at the vocations people choose such as the lay and faithful.  They have been studying the Kingdom of God and looking at how Catholics proclaim His Kingdom as well as revising the four Pillars of Faith. The students have examined the story of creation and looked at the relationship of the covenant listed both in the Old and New Testaments. 

 

 
In the Mathematical Learning Area, the children have been exploring a variety of concepts including investigating the properties of prime, composite, square and triangular numbers, understanding angles and solving problems using all four number operations. They will continue to explore the order of operations, learn how to calculate percentage discounts and convert units of length, mass, capacity. 

 

In English Learning Area, the children are focusing on writing persuasive texts and learning about the techniques used in advertisements to persuade the buyer. The children are also writing a historical narrative based on their learning in HASS. 

 

The big conceptual focus for Term Three in Year Six is exploring different cultures within  Australian Society and the many impacts and roles migrants have in establishing Australia. The children's focus will be looking at the many events in Australia’s history that have impacted and changed it to what Australia is today. Our country is an amazing, vibrant and a multicultural place where everyone is lucky to share in many different cultures. 

 

This term the Year Sixes also went on an excursion to the Maritime Museum which further developed their understanding of the experiences of people who migrated to Australia and the reasons that they migrated. 

 

 

BOOK WEEK 2017

ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE

Our Book Week Celebrations have been a huge success.  The children have enjoyed the Book Week play, book fair, competitions in the library and the book parade. 

 

Everyone was highly entertained by the fabulous costumes the children (and the teachers) wore at the Book Parade Assembly.  Well done to all the family members who created them.

 

 

A big thankyou to the Jupp, Radacic and Tutt families for donating books from the fair to our Library.

 

The commission raised from purchases will build upon our wonderful library collection.

Jenny Houwen

 

 

Book Week Play       

On Book Week Assembly Play by School Performance Tours called “Read You Can Orang-utan.”

 

On Wednesday all of the students at Infant Jesus School attended a Book Week play called ‘Read You Can Orang-utan’. The man who ran the show was called  Jerry. He told us some disgusting stories about how two different animals tell other animals that that's their territory. The first animal he taught us about was a lion and they use urine to tell each other who the territory belongs to. The second animal is even grosser than the first one and it is an ant! Ants vomit on each other to tell them it's their territory! That's super gross! 

 

Jerry brought a fake orange orang-utan which was a girl called Tans.  Jerry chose Estelle from Year Three from the crowd and Tans was supposed to say hello. It was tricky as she couldn't talk and Tan’s tried to eat Estelle! 

 

Finally, Jerry showed the crowd how to do a magic trick. Miss Duffy called out what to do and Jerry did it. He had to put a phone in a napkin and he had to smash it. But he didn't really smash the phone. 

 

We rated this show 9.5 out 10. It was funny but was let down by the fact you could see a hole in the back of the orang-utan where he put his hand in to make it move.

 

-Year Three Students

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS

During the last few weeks the mental maths ideas have focused on strategies for addition including adding one, adding two, counting-on and making ten(s). Another useful strategy for addition is Visualizing A Mental Number Line.


Visualizing A Mental Number Line 
Number lines, such as those found on the wall in many classrooms, are a visual model of our number system and can be very helpful for children who need to see how numbers are logically arranged. If children can close their eyes and visualize a mental number line, this too can be helpful in doing mental math. The best way to help students picture a number line is to post a paper number line in your home where your children can see it and use it regularly when they do mathematics. They will begin to notice all the wonderful number patterns, the twos, the fives, the tens—and many more. If they can then see the number line when they close their eyes, they can use these patterns to do mental math. 

 

PRE PRIMARY AND KINDERGARTEN INCURSION

On Monday we were lucky enough to have Miss Carolyn from the City of Bayswater come into the Pre Primary classroom. We enjoyed listening and joining in with the stories, and we especially enjoyed getting up to dance along with one of the stories she shared with us. 

- Pre Primary Students

 

 


Engagement
 

PARENT & FRIENDS

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER CAMP 2018
The camp has been booked for 6th - 8th April 2018 at Point Walter.  More information will be released and registrations will open in term four. 
 
QUIZ NIGHT
There are two tables remaining that we were allowed to release!  The committee has decided to open these last tickets for individual purchase. Tickets available for $15 each, please email [email protected] to book. 
 
QUIZ NIGHT DONATIONS
We are still in need of donations to be used as prizes on the night.  In particular wine and chocolates we can include in hampers.
 
Any businesses who donate vouchers or products will be promoted on facebook and on the night of the event.
 
Please drop items into the school office or email [email protected] if you would like us to collect.
 
INFANT JESUS DAY
We are in need of volunteers to assist at the morning tea and lunch on Infant Jesus Day.  BBQ experts are also required to cook 1,000 sausages.  If you can help please email [email protected] or speak to your Parent Representative.
 
Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

Year 3 Dinner

 When:   Friday 1 September 7pm

Where:  Two40Three, Coventry Villag

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 18 August

Marisa Gulluni, Lisa McCarthy

Monday 21 August

Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli

Wednesday 23 August

Louise Murace, Emily Dayan

 

The attached Winter Menu continues for Term 3. 

 

LOST PROPERTY - Please see the Office if you have lost any of these items:

2 Wallets

1 Baby Ballet Shoe

2 Reading Glasses (Red)

1 Chinese Kickboxing Medal

5 Watches (4 student, 1 adult)

1 Gold Chain

1 Brown Wooden Rosary Beads

1 Silver Holy Spirit Chain (Confirmation)


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 may 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 pull can be placed in the green container located near the iLab. 

 

Thank you. 

 

POWER OF ONE

As part of the Infant Jesus 'Power of One' initiative, we will be having Kids' Kong classes for Pre-Primary and Years 1-6 children during Term 3.  The classes will be a combination of aerobic fitness and dance, set to music.

 

PARISH NEWS

Commemorative Wine for Sale - Next Weekend!

To mark our Jubilee Year, we will have four wonderful wines with our own Silver Jubilee label available for you to buy after all Masses next weekend. Two wonderful reds to put away in your cellar, a white and a port—all excellent quality according to our knowledgeable taste testers!

 

$15 per bottle or 12 bottles @ $13 each. Cartons may be mixed. Great as a gift for family and friends for birthdays or Christmas. Don’t miss out—supplies are limited. For more information phone the office on 9276 8500


FAREWELL, FR. SUNNY!
Saturday 2nd 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.


 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM

Sacrament of ​First Eucharist Commitment Masses

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

Saturday 
​19 August at 6:30 pm OR
Sunday 
​20 August at 9:30 am OR
Sunday
​20 August at 6:00 pm 
Please remember to bring your child's holy card and to cross off your child's name at the registration before or after the Mass.
 
Parent Information Night

Monday 21 August, 7.00 pm at the Parish Centre - The Sacramental Program requires that at least one parent/guardian attend the parent information night on Monday 21 August, 7.00pm at Infant Jesus Parish Centre. Please note that this meeting is for parents only. Please do not bring children. Please come on time and remember to mark off your child’s name at the registration table in the foyer. Please remember to complete and return the First Holy Communion Mass seat reservation card.

 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.

Faith Rico

Co-ordinator

 

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

 

CHILD PROTECTION WEEK

Child Protection Week will commence on Sunday 3 September, 2017, and we will officially celebrate Child Protection Sunday on 10 September 2017.

 

Once again, the Perth Catholic Archdiocese will be the host for the official Western Australian Child Protection Week Event. Child Protection Week is a national week and in every state, one event is chosen by NAPCAN (National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) to be listed as the official state event. As such, the relevant Government Ministers and their CEOs and Directors together with the Commissioner for Police and Executive Director of the Department for Child Protection will be invited to attend. National Awards for Child Protection Agencies will also be announced at the Breakfast by the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA.

 

Poster Competition

This year the competition for children’s involvement is a poster competition and all the details are attached. Please print off the flyer and start promoting this in your parish. 

 

There will be a major prize for each age group winner which will be presented to the individual winners at the Child Protection Week Breakfast.

 

The winning children and a parent will be invited to attend the breakfast event at no charge and their posters will be displayed on the big screen during the prize presentations.

 

The overall winner will again win an iPad and the exciting news is that the overall winner’s poster will be used to create the official Safeguarding Poster that will then be distributed to all parishes for use in the foyer or hall.  

 

ALL DETAILS ARE ATTACHED and entries need to be in the Safeguarding Office/Parish Office no later than 19 August 2017 for judging.

 

ASSUMPTION OF MARY INTO HEAVEN - 15 AUGUST

 

The feast of Mary’s Assumption is a preview of what our lives will be. At the end of her earthly life, Mary was assumed, or taken up, into heaven body and soul. She did not have to wait for the end of the world, as we do. God granted her this special privilege because of her sinlessness and her fullness of grace.

 

The Church has always believed in Mary’s assumption into heaven. But on November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII focused the attention of the whole world on the Assumption of Mary as a dogma and mystery of our faith. This mystery shows us that God wants every human person, body and soul, to be in glory forever, just as Mary is now. This dogma shows how important every single human life is. Pope Plus XII hoped that by thinking about Mary’s Assumption, people all over the world would develop a deeper respect for their own lives and their own bodies. He also hoped that people would grow in respect for the lives of others.

 

POPE FRANCIS AND THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

With the Holy Spirit, Mary is always present in the midst of the people. She joined the disciples in praying for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:14) and thus made possible the missionary outburst which took place at Pentecost. She is the Mother of the Church which evangelises, and without her we could never truly understand the spirit of the new evangelisation. (Evangelii Gaudium "Joy of the Gospel" #284).

 

PROJECT COMPASSION

THANK YOU!
Together, we raised $11 million for Project Compassion

Dear Friends,

Project Compassion 2017 proved to be yet another extraordinary demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic community and our caring supporters throughout Australia.

 

Across the country, schools and parishes like yours inspired us with their fundraising efforts. From the traditional pancake races, to Piggytas activities, Vietnamese flower making, baking, Caritas Ks, Caritas Kitchens and many other events, we were truly touched by your support.

 

Caritas Australia extends our most heartfelt thanks to each and every person, school and parish who supported Project Compassion 2017. With your generosity and creativity, together we raised over $11 million for the most vulnerable communities around the world. THANK YOU for making a difference.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Archdiocese of Perth

 

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Centre for Faith Enrichment

Are you searching for ways to enrich your understanding of the Catholic faith and tradition? Would you like to find out more about the role of women in the Bible, the leadership of Pope Francis or John Paul II’s teachings on the theology of the body? The Centre for Faith Enrichment offers a wide range of face-to-face and online courses and events on topics ranging from spirituality, Church history, theology, scripture, Christian living and much more. No exams or assignments, just a relaxed and friendly learning atmosphere. To know more visit our website www.cfe.org.au where you will find our courses and events page.  

 

Mathletics Tri-Nations Competition

Every year Mathletics funds a series of targeted projects, in association with UNICEF. Their key objective is to increase school attendance by eliminating obstacles preventing children from accessing an education – such as poverty, hygiene, sanitation or access to water. 

 

Students around the world are helping, just by playing Live Mathletics. UNICEF points are earned across the Live Mathletics game and curriculum activities by answering questions correctly. Mathletics turns those points into cash and donates it to fund UNICEF projects. Every 250,000 points earned equals $1 donated to the UNICEF fund, to a maximum of $100,000 per year. On average, students around the world complete enough activities to donate another $1 every five minutes.

 

The competition begins on August the 14th and all students are automatically registered through their Infant Jesus Mathletics account. 

 

 

Maggie Dent at Guildford

Guildford Primary School P and C are organising an Evening with Maggie Dent.  She will be talking about Everyday Learning about Grief and Loss and Children.

 

City of Bayswater
School Parking Schedule

 

Second Hand Uniforms for Sale

A large selection of summer and winter items available for sale at very reasonable prices, all in good condition.  For boys and girls, ranging from size 6-16.  Please  contact 0417 952 221 for full list.

 

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)

 

2017 Calendar Terms 1-4 (updated 17 August).pdf
2017 Calendar Terms 1-4 (updated 20 July).pdf
2017 Calendar Terms 1-4 (updated 17 August).pdf
NOTICE 1 - F&S CAMP IS HERE (17.7.17).pdf
NOTICE 2 - CAMP COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED - 17.7.17[1].pdf
NOTICE 3 - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS - 17.7.17[2].pdf
Canteen Menu Winter 2017 PDF.pdf
Join us for Kids' Konga.pdf
01_Safeguarding_Poster Comp 2017_Final.pdf
FINAL Child Protection Save-the-date Flyer EMAIL.pdf
Silver Jubilee Week - Program.pdf
Grief and Loss Maggie Dent.pdf
City of Bayswater Parking.pdf
Children's Book Week 2017.pdf
Relationships Australia September.pdf
Mercedes College Open Morning.pdf