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
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.