VERITAS 

22 June 2017
Issue Nineteen
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
SCHOOL NEWS
COMMUNITY NEWS
Infant Jesus School
08 9276 1769
17 Smith Street
Morley 6062, [email protected], [email protected]
AU

Important Dates
&
Correspondence

Important Dates and Correspondence

Term 2 2017

                                                                      

Thursday                           Parish Mass Yrs 3 and 4

22 June                               Interschool Winter Carnival 

                                                 Report Workshop 

                                               

26-28 June                        Optional Parent/Teacher Interviews 

 

Thursday                           Whole School Mass Yr 1

29 June                              11.00am  Year 6 ihour presentations

 

Friday                                   End of Term 2

30 June                                11.00am   Year 5 ihour presentations

                                                 1.10pm   Year 4  ihour presentations

 

Tuesday                              Term 3 begins for students

18 July

 

Term 3 2017

Monday                                 Staff Professional Development Day

17 July                                   STUDENT FREE DAY

 

Tuesday                                 Students Commence Term 3

18 July

 

Saturday                               First Eucharist Enrolment Mass 6.30pm

22 July

 

Sunday                                  First Eucharist Enrolment Masses 9.30am and        23 July                                  6pm

 

Tuesday                                Interschool Cross Country

25 July

 

Thursday                             Assembly

27 July                                 Performing Arts

 

Monday                                School Photos

31 July

 

Tuesday                                School Photos

1 August

 

Thursday                             Parish Mass Yrs 1 and 6

3 August

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

 




Principal's Report

Corpus Christi 

Dear Parents,

 

Last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). This is the ultimate feast for our church as it is about the essence of our faith, the celebration of the Eucharist. The Eucharist, or the Mass, is an act of solidarity with Jesus and with each other. 

 

 
Some years ago, when Pope John Paul II went to Lima, Peru, he was met by a massive crowd of two million people. Instead of the usual greetings from the President and the Cardinal, two people from a shanty town stepped up to the microphone. As the huge crowd went quiet, they began to speak to the Pope: “Holy Father, we are hungry, we are sick, we lack work, our children die before their time. Yet, Holy Father, we believe in the God of life. And we hunger for bread.” 

 

 

Before the hushed crowd, the Pope replied in his best Spanish: “You tell me you hunger for bread. You tell me you hunger for God. I want this hunger for God to remain; I want your hunger for bread to be satisfied.” The Pope then turned to the generals and the wealthy politicians gathered there and said very bluntly: “I won’t simply say share what you have. I will say give it back! Give it back; it belongs to the poor!” 

 

 
The highlight of the Pope’s visit to any country was the celebration of an open-air Mass. Of the celebration of the Eucharist, the Pope wrote: 

 

“In the Eucharist we have Jesus, we have His sacrifice, we have His resurrection, we have the gift of the Holy Spirit and His love of the Father. In the humble signs of bread and wine changed into His Body and Blood, Christ walks beside us as our strength and our food for the journey, and enables us to become witnesses of hope.”

 

 

Our attention now turns to our Year 4 students and their families as these students prepare for First Holy Communion. This is a very significant milestone in the faith journey of these students and a sign of their commitment to live lives that endeavour to consciously and actively reflect the life and teachings of Christ. 

 

Digital Transformation

As many parents would be aware our new technology room is up and running with all students having the opportunity to visit this space at least once a week. The feedback from the students, staff and parents has been really positive. The School Board, along with the staff of the school are motivated to make this space ‘exceptional’ and a wonderful learning environment for our students. 

 

The motivation to create this space was based on the wonderful teaching and learning (pedagogy) practices that is already happening within the classrooms at Infant Jesus School. As a staff, we strive to provide our students with an education that will prepare them for life. 

 

We believe our learning community fosters confident, independent and life-long learning with an attitude which promotes achievement of the full potential of all individuals in an environment embedded in our Gospel values. 

 

 
We utilise technology as a tool to aid our learning and develop critical thinkers who are able to access information and communicate effectively, thereby enhancing their potential as life-long learners. Assessment tasks are explicit and meaningful catering for the children’s varied learning styles and provide diagnostic information for future planning. 

 

 
Our staff are dedicated, qualified, innovative professionals who receive ongoing training in current pedagogical practices.

 

•    They are committed to supporting each child to achieve personal excellence.
•  We provide a nurturing learning environment where students feel happy and safe. 
•    Our students respect themselves and others in a manner which shows acceptance towards all cultures, both within the school and in the wider community.

•    We share a positive relationship and welcome close interactions between the school, parish and local community.

•    We encourage our students to think of others, give service to those in need and foster a spirit of Truth and Justice for all.

•    We acknowledge parents as the first     educators of their children. 

•    We have a strong partnership with each family and encourage their involvement.

•    Our home/school relationships are based upon on-going communication, openness and trust. Parents are supported in understanding their role alongside the school and parish and together we support the child to achieve their potential. 

 

 
At Infant Jesus School we believe that the best way to use the Digital Technologies is to put them into the hands of students by providing access to a range of devices and applications. 

 

Our aspiration is to be

 

A Leading Learning School 
that provides opportunities for all students, staff and parents to flourish. 
At Infant Jesus School, we are working together as a community that is entirely focused on meeting the contemporary needs of our students, parents, staff and school community in these rapidly changing times.
 

At Infant Jesus School, we believe in the development of the whole child and that our children must be equipped for the future. We understand that the children of today do not live in the world of yesterday and as such believe in an innovative, curiosity driven education based upon traditional and new pedagogy and understanding. Education of the past was formed during the 18th and 19th centuries but does not equip the child of today with the skills that they need. Today's world promises new educational opportunities where educators can engage directly with student experience and different learning styles to ensure that new technologies empower all children. 

 

21st Century learning skills are skills that our children need to be able to live in a digital world.

 

Tomorrow's citizens need to have the ability to solve problems, think creatively and analytically, collaborate, and communicate. They need to have an ethical understanding of the world and be accountable for themselves.  

 

Innovation is working to create and solve new problems or facing unforeseen challenges head on. Innovation is embracing change and being reluctant to submit to difficulty. Children of today need to learn the skills, knowledge and mental strategies in order to be successful for tomorrow’s world.

 

 
After much consideration, the new Innovation & Technology Centre will be called the

 

 

'Infant Jesus School i-Lab'.

 

We feel that this name best suits what we are striving to achieve at our school and in this room. Let me explain! 

 

 

 

i-Hour @ Infant Jesus School
A new initiative at the school called i-Hour has been implemented this term. All students in Year 4 – Year 6 will participate in this program over the course of the year. This initiative will be developed and integrated to encapsulate all aspects of both the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Curriculum and also part of the Technologies Learning Area (Western Australian Curriculum). We believe that this program will provide challenging and highly motivating learning opportunities for our students, catering for all ability levels, capacity and creative talents.

 

The program aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:

 

•    investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate solutions,
•    are creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time,
•    make informed and ethical decisions about the role, impact and use of technologies in the economy, environment and society for a sustainable future,
•    engage confidently with and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies − materials, data, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing and creating solutions, and to 
•    critique, analyse and evaluate problems, needs or opportunities to identify and create solutions.

 

i-Hour is coordinated and taught by Miss Mitzi Phoebe in our i-Lab.  In the program, each student in Year 4 - Year 6 will be given the opportunity over the course of the year to participate in an intensive five-week learning block. These sessions will focus on the use of design and computational thinking, technologies and systems to help generate and produce both designed and digital solutions for authentic needs.  

 

At Infant Jesus School, we #ExpectGreatThings and therefore, to participate in this program it is important to understand that involvement in i-Hour is based on the consistent, hard work and positive attitude that each student applies to their daily work. 

 

LEADing Digital Transformation: Infant Jesus School, Morley

 

The following article was featured on the Catholic Education Western Australia News last week

http://leadinglights.cewa.edu.au/leading-digital-transformation-infant-jesus-school-morley/?cn=ZmF2b3JpdGU%3D

 

 

School Reports
The task of personally reading over just over 450 student reports is always a very humbling experience. It truly is wonderful to see the progression that students have made over this first half of the year. It is obvious that most children have worked well this semester and have been engaged in important learning. I thank the teachers who have spent many hours writing the reports. 

 

As humans, we naturally want to compare our children with others, but it is really important that each child is working to their potential, their personal best, and that we try not to compare one child to another. This is sometimes even harder when you have two or three children at school. We all have our own gifts and talents – some are good at maths, some music, some athletics, and some have the gift of hospitality, ensuring the rest of us are made to feel welcome and special – we should celebrate the diversity and enjoy the differences.

 

 
Reports will be sent home via the students on Monday afternoon. 

 

The Parent - Teacher interviews, listed on the Term Planner, are optional and can be  organised by contacting the class teacher.

 

Congratulations

We congratulate Miss Melissa Myles who has been appointed to the position of Acting Assistant Principal for Term 3.  Mr Frank Colangelo and Ms Clare Moffat will both be taking well-deserved Long Service Leave in Term 3 and Melissa will fulfill their roles in their absence. We look forward to working with Melissa and the many gifts and talents she will bring in this capacity next term.

25 Year Anniversary - 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.  

 

 

As you know, Saturday 19 August is an Infant Jesus School Family Mass. There will be a number of opportunities for our community to be involved, particularly as Friday 25 August is IJ Day!
 
Further information will be shared with the community closer to the event, but at this stage please mark the days in your calendar.

 

Prayer for the Week

 

Give me a kind heart that will endure
One that’s strong and secure
To help someone along the way,
May this be my goal every day.
Let me lend a helping hand
To someone whose life has not gone as planned,
Reaching out to one in need,
May this be my daily good deed,
To provide a guiding light
For someone lost in the dark of night
Let me take time to care
For someone experiencing despair.
Whatever I do,
Everywhere I go,
Your Will, Lord, let me know.
Amen

Three Year Old Kindy Applications

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten at Infant Jesus School is an educational program for Pre-Kindergarten children.  The program at the school is very much play-based and helps the children develop independence and creativity by offering interesting and fun activities, that are developmentally appropriate, in a semi-structured form.  The program follows a routine similar to Kindergarten where the children are in the care of a teacher and a teacher assistant for the education of the session, but parent help is encouraged.

 

 
Who May Attend the Program?
The 2018 program is offered to children who would have turned THREE by 30 June 2018 and plan to continue attending Infant Jesus School in 2018 and beyond.  Regulations prevent us from taking children until they have turned three years of age.  Please note that enrolment at the Infant Jesus School Three-Year-Old program does not guarantee a place in the Four Year Old Kindergarten Program. Interviews will be conducted for both places.

 

 

Interested parents are asked to contact Mrs Cheryl Macpherson at the school office for enrolment forms for 2018 Three Year Old program.

 

Interschool Winter Carnival

Today our Year 6 children competed in Football, Soccer and Netball against other schools in our Association. Netball was held at Noranda Netball Courts and Football and Soccer at Carine Open Space. The Year 6 children, from all accounts had a fantastic day.  

Car Park

Parking Restrictions 

Please be aware of the parking restrictions around the school. Adhering to these restrictions keeps all in our community safe. The well-being and safety of all people occurs when following these procedures in a cautious and responsible manner. 

 

We ask that you please; 

- adhere to the speed restrictions.

- leave the 'Disabled Parking Bay' to be used by people who need it. 

- park sensibly within designated bays. 

- follow and keep the flow of traffic running smoothly. 

- use the school drive throughs at Peter's Place and Russell Street if you would like to drive through and pick up your children. 

- use the church car park and walk down to collect your children. 

 

We thank you for your assistance and co-operation with this matter. 

 

Heading

God Bless,

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

Understanding your child's Report

The following attachment has been included with your child's report this Semester. 

 

Year Six News

This term our main focus has been preparing the children to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  In class we used the Pentecost story to define the role the Holy Spirit plays in our life which helps us to continue spreading the message of Jesus Christ. 

 

In the English Learning Area, the children have continued to write in a variety of formats such as narratives, letters and innovative texts, in the form of a historical narrative, to name just a few. The students will build upon their previous skills to construct strong persuasive arguments and creative narratives. There is a strong focus on what improves writing and using the editing process to make changes. They will be exposed to a variety of text types, in particular narratives and persuasive texts. The children will focus on reading with improved fluency and expression to enhance and contribute to deeper understanding of what they read. 

 

In the Mathematics Learning Area, we expect the children to continue to use Mathletics to assist with their individualised learning.  Mathletics is being used both in class and as a part of homework to help reinforce topics covered in class.  We take the opportunity to remind you that Mathletics Live and the links to Rainforest Mathematics assist with the development of children’s mathematical concepts. 

 

Our integrated focus this term has explored citizenship, different cultures within Australian Society and understanding the many impacts and roles migrants had in establishing Australia. We have studied the many events in Australia’s history that have impacted and changed our country to what it is today.  Our country is an amazing, vibrant and a multicultural place and it is important that the children understand this and know they are lucky to live in such a place and to share it with many different cultures.

 

Our technology focus for this semester focused on the children learning how to code. They were provided the opportunity to code using their iPad and also participated in ‘coding unplugged’ which means without the use of technology. Coding is the language of computers and it will play a big part in the future career paths of our children.

 

We have continued to use the available technology to support and extend the children’s learning on a daily basis.  It is great to see the children grow in their understanding and responsibility and use the technical devices to enhance their learning.  We spent time discussing digital citizenship and are continuing to encourage children to speak openly to their parents about their technology usage. The Technology Room has been a wonderful environment for the children to be innovative and creative. 

 

This term we ventured to Forest Edge in Waroona for our Year 6 School Camp. This was a great opportunity for the children to consolidate their relationships with each other, take safe risks and put themselves out of their comfort zone when undertaking activities. Camp will provide many opportunities for personal growth and gives the children a better understanding of self as they spend three days participating and socialising in activities far removed from their normal everyday life.

 

 

Mathematical Language

 

One of the most valuable ways that parents can support their child’s mathematical development is to use mathematical language in daily conversations. Some of the situations that parents can verbalise their mathematical thinking include:
 

Setting the table (multiplication)
Sharing food (division)
Counting as children dress in the morning (ordinal numbers)
Locating items (positional language)
Discussing the days of the week, time on the clock, number of sleeps until a birthday (measurement)
Talking about weight, volume and capacity when cooking or shopping (measurement)
Putting food away from the supermarket (sorting and classifying)  
Finding numerals in the environment (number knowledge)
Writing a lunch orders, calculating total costs and counting out amounts (money)
Reading large numbers on road or house signs (place value)
Cooking (fractions)
Describing objects (shape)
Discussing the weather (probability)
Reading public timetables and organising their own timetable (measurement)
Reading picture books with young children that are rich in number (number knowledge)   

Seasons for Growth 2017

A program to help children adjust and learn ways of coping with loss and grief or other significant changes in their lives. Further information and participation consent form attached.

Penny Storey - Social Worker

 

Tuning into Kids - Parent Program

Infant Jesus School will be offering the Tuning in to Kids parent program over six weeks, commencing in Term 3, Week 2. Further information and registration from attached.

 


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

 

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]

 

YEAR 2 MUMS NIGHT OUT

When:    Saturday 1 July

Time:      8pm

Place:    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 
When:  Friday 23 June  

Time:   10.30am

Place:  Our Table, 180a Grand Promenade, Bedford
Please RSVP to Justine or Sherrie for booking numbers
All welcome, see you there!

 

YEAR 4 MUM'S DINNER
When: Thursday 22 June (TONIGHT!)

Time: 6.30pm
Place:  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.

 

YEAR 5 PARENT CATCHUP
When: Thursday, 22 June (TONIGHT!)
Time: from 8.45am
Place: Coffee Club, Morley
Hope to see you all there!
Please let one of us know if you can make it, thanks...
Maria, Lisa and Rochelle, Year 5 Parent Reps.

 

YEAR 6 SAVE THE DATE

Christmas in July

When:   Saturday 29 July

Place:    Italians Function Rom

Bring along partners along.

A set menu dinner - time to be confirmed

 

MAD Camp

Just to let you know that this year every attendee will be receiving a $15 refund.

A mother and one daughter will receive $30 refund; and

A mother and two daughters will receive $45 refund.

The money will be available for collection from Thursday morning in the school office.  The money will not be able to be collected by your child you must come into the office.  Thank you.

Liselle

Canteen Roster

TERM 2

Friday 23 June

Mina Pillera, Marisa Gulluni, Carol Penwald

Monday 26 June

Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli, Belinda Poat

Wednesday 28 June

 Sara McMenemy, Alison Wilathgamuwa, Justine Scriva

 

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

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 Aloyisius Gonzaga 21 June

Do your parents have plans for you? As soon as Aloysius was born, his parents began planning for his future. His mother wanted him to be a priest. His father was determined to have his oldest son become a military leader or famous political figure—anything but a priest.

 

At the age of five, Aloysius was sent to a military camp to get started on his career. His father must have been very pleased to see his son marching at the head of the platoon of soldiers around the campgrounds. His mother and his tutor were extremely displeased; however, when Aloysius came home using the rough, coarse language of the camp. At the age of seven, Aloysius received a special insight from God. While other boys were dreaming about being military heroes or heads of wealthy estates, Aloysius thought of other matters. He decided to become a saint, and he began acting on that decision. He prayed long hours at night and fasted several times a week.

 

While he was on a visit to Spain with his parents, Aloysius read the lives of saintly Jesuit missionaries, and he decided to become a Jesuit. His father and some other relatives tried hard to change his mind. It was a fierce battle of wills, but after several years, Aloysius won. With his father’s permission, Aloysius gave his large inheritance to his brother and joined the Jesuit order at 17 years of age. The novice director, who was in charge of training Aloysius, told him to cut down on his long hours of prayer and to give up some of his fasting and other penances. Aloysius obeyed willingly. He understood that obedience was better than “doing his own thing.”

When Aloysius was 23, a serious epidemic broke out in Rome. Aloysius volunteered at once to help in the hospital. At that time hospitals were not the clean, orderly places with which we are familiar today. It was very easy to catch an illness. That is what happened; Aloysius became very ill. No medicine could help him. Aloysius was not afraid to die.

 

Aloysius shows that young people are not too young to become saints. During his life he had focused on doing what God wanted—serving and loving God and his neighbor.

POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS

"I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since "no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord". The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realise that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms."

(From The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) by Pope Francis #3) 

 

Parish News

Thinking of becoming a Catholic?
We are running a Monday morning RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program for adults who would like to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Communion and Confirmation.
If you would like to find out more, please call Billie at Parish office on 9276 8500.

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM REMINDER:
 
Sacrament of First Eucharist
·  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
·  Parents Information Night- Monday, 21 August, 7:00pm at the Parish Centre
·  Parents and Child Workshop- Monday, 28 August, 7:00pm at the Parish Centre
·  Retreat at Schoenstatt Shrine (for Infant Jesus School children only) -  Wednesday, 23 August 
·  First Eucharist Retreat and Practice (for PREP and Infant Jesus School Children)- Friday, 8 September, 9:00am at the Parish Centre
·  First Eucharist Masses- Saturday, 9 September at 6.30pm, OR Sunday, 10 September at 9.30am OR at 11.30am

 

 

MORLEY YOUTH GROUP

Infant Jesus Parish 24:7 Morley Youth Group

All youth in Years 6-12 are invitedJoin us this Friday night, 6-8pm in the Parish HallFor more info call Roger 0434 988 711 or Elizabeth 0410 554 393

 What's shopping got to do with faith?

"Sometimes I almost scream with fright!"

 

Mary MacKillop 1870
 
As a shopper, you’ve probably met check-out staff who were quite affable, but not so efficient. Remember your frustration as simple procedures seemed to take ages?  You tried to keep calm and remain present.  Phew!  That was close!  Then a satisfying visit to the bank?  I don’t think so!  Only one teller on duty and a very long queue.  It’s only necessity that keeps us going back.

 

Like Mary MacKillop, we come across things that can make us almost scream, whether from annoyance, frustration or fear.  These are our growth times, if we can just identify them.

 

"God alone knows what is best for us"
Mary MacKillop 1870

 

Rather than resisting, we can see these occasions as part of our search for God, the Ground of our life. Mary reassures us that God’s presence is always there, amidst the mess and confusion.

 

"We may walk lovingly in God’s presence
in the midst of the most trying occupations"
Mary MacKillop 1870

 

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
(Psalm 46:1)
(Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart e-news)

  

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

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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.

 

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/

 

World Wide Marriage Encounter

Remember the early days of your marriage. Just being together was most important.  The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has the same focus.  The weekend centres entirely on your relationship.  It is a positive and private experience between you and your spouse, that can help see again those loving qualities in each other that you may be taking for granted. Take a weekend out of the busyness of your lifestyle, where there is just the two of you, free of distractions.  We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.   11 – 13 August  or 13 - 15 October 2017 For information or booking contact:  0424 220 625 – George & Monica or  Email: [email protected]  Website – www.wwme.org.au

 

La Salle College

 

Parents and Friends Federation of WA

Term 2 Newsletter attached.

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Calendar Terms 1-4 (updated 1 June).pdf
2017 Calendar Terms 1-4 (updated 21 June).pdf
Understanding Your Childs Report[1].docx
Understanding Your Childs Report[1].docx
Understanding Your Childs Report.pdf
FAMILY CAMP 2017.pdf
Canteen Menu Winter 2017 PDF.pdf
Infant Jesus School Code of Conduct Parents.pdf
SEASONS FOR GROWTH 2017.pdf
Tuning In To Kids – Parent Program 2017.pdf
Drop Off Diagram.pdf
City of Bayswater Parking.pdf
Children's Book Week 2017.pdf
Bayswater Library.pdf
Mercedes Little Mermaid.jpg
PFFWA Newsletter Term 2 2017.pdf