23 March 2017
Issue Eight
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
Infant Jesus School
08 9276 1769
17 Smith Street
Morley 6062,,

Important Dates

Important Dates and Correspondence


At Infant Jesus. our vision is to develop the whole child to seek the truth through the teachings of Christ in Faith, Hope and Love.



Living Our Catholic Faith

Truth - We promote Truth and Justice

in a spirit of Infant Jesus.

Excellence - We work hard to be the 

best we can.

Uniqueness - We value the individuality of each person.

Community - We cooperate and engage in open communication with one another.

Relationships - We show respect and kindness to all.


Term 1 2017


20-24 March -                  Parent - Teacher            


                                               By Appointment


Thursday                              Assembly Yr 6 

30 March                               Presentation of Badges


Friday                                    Swimming Carnival

31 March


Saturday                              Commitment Mass

1 April                                    Confirmation  6.30pm


Sunday                                 Commitment Mass

2 April                                    Confirmation 9.30am,                                                          6pm


Thursday                               Whole School Mass Yr 4

6 April


Friday                                    Fun Run for the Parish

7 April                                    Last Day of Term




Uniforms can be purchased from Lowes located at the Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre.


For opening times and online orders go to


Student Free Days 2017

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


Term 1 - Friday 3 March

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.




Principal's Report

Choices and Consequence

Dear Parents,


As Principal I speak with a number of individual students, small groups, class groups and whole year levels about behaviour expectations and the consequences of behaviour choices. In many instances, follow-up conversations with parents and teachers have taken place.


Understandably, children’s behaviour – their own or that of others - can be of great concern to parents. It is not uncommon for parents to become more stressed, upset or angry than the children involved, and when this happens, the situation tends to become more complicated. Nevertheless, there is always much to be learned, by everyone involved, from such circumstances.

 I share this story about Choice and Consequence with you:


‘Five wise men got lost in the forest.

The first one said: - I will go left – my intuition tells me that.

The second one said: - I will go right – there is a reason why right comes from the word rightness.

The third one said: - I will go back – we came from there, it means I will go out from the forest.

The fourth one said: - I will go straight – we should move forward, the forest will end and something new will open.

The fifth said: - You are all wrong. There is a better solution. Wait for me. He found the tallest tree and climbed into it.


While he was climbing everyone else scattered towards their own sides. From above he saw where they should go to leave the forest faster. Now he could even see in what order the other wise men would reach the end of the forest. He climbed higher and saw the shortest way. He understood the problem and found the best solution! He knew that he did everything right. And the others were wrong.

They were stubborn and they didn’t listen to him. He was the real Wise Man! But he was wrong. Everyone was right. The one who went left, found himself in the thicket. He had to starve and fight with wild animals. But he learned how to survive in the forest; he became a part of the forest and could teach others the same. The one who went right, met thieves. They took everything from him and made him steal with them. But after some time, he had woken up something in those thieves that they had forgotten – humanity and compassion. The remorse was so strong in some of them, that they also became wise men.  The one who went back, made a pathway through the forest, which soon became a road for those who wanted to walk in the forest without being afraid of getting lost. The one who went straight, became a pioneer. He visited new places and opened wonderful new opportunities.  The one who climbed into the tree, became a specialist at finding shortcuts. People turned to him when they wanted to find the fastest way to deal with their problems, even if it didn’t lead to any great personal development.  This is how the five wise men reached their destiny.’

Briefly, this story illustrates a few of life’s realities. Stuff happens, decisions are made and certain consequences follow.  Some choices are seen as ‘right’; some as ‘wrong’.  Values are placed on choices made. If it is avoidable, responsibility may be denied or excuses made or the blame shifted to others. Even when the consequence is unavoidable, bemoaning the outcome or calling it unfair can follow.  We learn little or nothing from the whole experience.


Children can be masters of this sort of self-deception. They also are pretty good at convincing parents that their versions of events are the true and accurate versions. This is not as outrageous as it sounds really. Children are like the rest of us. Who really wants to own up, tell the whole truth and potentially expose oneself to criticism and punishment and, what we believe, may be a lessening in the eyes of those we love? And yet that is exactly what is required in order to grow towards moral maturity and responsible adulthood.

It is the role of parents and teachers, then, to use wisdom and detachment to calmly get to the truth, have children own and take responsibility for their actions and to accept the consequence that follows. It is our role to help them learn from their choices. That’s what childhood is about – learning and growing into caring, responsible maturity. Over-protecting and defending children in such circumstances does not honour or assist their journey.  It’s worth remembering that children who experience some form of bullying often come out stronger and more resourceful because they have experienced difficulties and they know they can defeat them.

In the story, we are shown that each wise man made a choice and each suffered the consequence of that choice. The man who climbed the tree thought he was the wisest as he avoided the pitfalls that befell the others; however, it is not always those who pass trouble-free through childhood who are best prepared for what lies ahead. Each wise man was prepared to learn a valuable character lesson from his ‘mistake’ and, accordingly, became stronger and better-equipped for the future. They did not give into despair, believe poorly of themselves or give up.


I believe that we should view the mistakes made by children in the same way. Yes, we do all we can to teach children to make wise and appropriate choices but ‘stuff happens’ and mistakes are made. That’s pretty normal. To give children the idea that perfection is expected – in one’s own children or in other people’s - is to set them up for failure and low self-esteem, to say the least. Here is a far more positive and realistic message to give children:

‘You are not perfect but you are capable, caring and resilient and we love you, mistakes and all. You will make mistakes but when you do, take responsibility for them bravely, make amends sincerely for the harm you’ve caused, learn your lesson well and move on with hope and confidence.’


In this way, good things can come, even when the road taken leads to thicket or thieves.


Senior Swimming Carnival

The Senior Swimming Carnival will be held at the Bayswater Waves Swimming Complex next Friday 31 March.  All students in Years 4 - 6 will be attending this school event. On this day students will need to arrive at school no later than 8.30am as the buses will be leaving the school at approximately 8.45am All students will travel to the pool by bus for the carnival which commences at approximately 9.30am.

All parents are invited and are very welcome to attend.To ensure that the carnival runs smoothly, all students need to:

  • Wear their sports uniform, including a school hat.
  • Bring their morning tea, lunch and enough water for the day.
  • Wear and bring some sunscreen – each bay will be provided with sunscreen.
  • Ensure that all clothing, towels etc are clearly labelled.
  • Follow the rules for the day, eg. keep their areas tidy, use passes, eg. for the toilet.
  • Be aware that this is a school event and the school expectations apply in regards to student behaviour and manners.

Students can bring mascots, to cheer with, however, these are not to be made from paper as this creates mess at the pool. Students cannot dye or colour their hair or draw on themselves with textas, pens, coloured zinc etc.  Students are not to purchase food from the kiosk or have food purchased for them by adults as this is unfair to the other children. Students will sit with their factions throughout the day. A separate area for spectators has also been organised.  A Programme of Events for the day will be uploaded to the newsletter next Thursday where parents can obtain a copy.


We are sure the students are looking forward to this event and we congratulate them on their efforts this term. We also acknowledge and thank the many parents who have volunteered to assist with the swimming carnival and very much appreciate their co-operation and support.


Best wishes and good luck to all the factions!

    Footy is Back     

I am not sure if anyone has noticed but there has been a definite shift in the earth's axial tilt this week! 

we have all experienced a  bit of a tough time over the past six months as we struggled through weekend after weekend without games of football to watch, or games of football to dissect!  

Thank God things return to normal tonight as our famous Australian game is back and we all get the chance to breath a little easier. Looking forward to a BIG seasons!

C'Mon West Coast Eagles!

C'Mon East Perth !


Infant Jesus Family

Sadly, on Sunday evening Ms Leanne Griffin's father, Gerald, passed away peacefully at home. We keep Leanne and her family in our prayers and thoughts at this very sad and difficult time.


May He Rest in Peace


 Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?


At this time of year, when the first term of the year is drawing to a close, routines are established and clubs, sports and outside school activities are well underway, it is natural for children to be tired at the end of the week. Maintaining sleeping routines is just as important to staying healthy as eating the right foods and being active. 

According to Professor Harlene Hayne, head of the Psychology Department at the University of Otago, increasing the amount of sleep children receive is one of the most powerful strategies for improving their mental health and well-being.


Educator Michael Grose alerts us to the fact that lack of sleep over time can lead to sleep deprivation, which is like jet lag. Lack of sleep can result in irritability, memory lapses and has links to poor mental health including anxiety and depression. He also asserts that when children get enough sleep, confidence and well-being improve.

Sleep maximizes the brain growth which occurs with toddlers and teens. Sleep also consolidates learning. Sleep research has shown that the brain practises what it has learned during the day when a child or young person is asleep. So, sufficient sleep consolidates past learning as well as keeps children fresh to maximise their future learning.

We can help children to establish good sleep patterns. Children usually carry good sleep habits into adolescence. If you struggle to get young children to sleep or constantly battle kids who want to stay up longer, some knowledge of good sleep habits may be useful


Good Sleep Habits Include:

  1. Regular bedtimes: Kids may fight this, but make sure kids keep regular bedtimes during the week and allow them to stay up a little later on weekends. Children need between 10 and 12 hours of sleep each day, while teens need a minimum of nine hours.
  2. A 45 minute wind-down time before bed: This includes: removing TV and other stimuli, calming the child down and limiting food intake (and caffeine for teens). The wind-down time informs the body clock that sleeping-time is near.

  3. A bedtime routine: Have a bedtime routine, such as story-reading and teeth cleaning, that signals psychologically that it is time for sleep. A set routine means that kids can predict. It also means that some children will fight bedtime so you need some good strategies in place to get kids to bed and make sure they stay there.
  4. Keeping bedrooms for sleep: Bedrooms that resemble caves are recommended. It gets tricky with mobile phones and other information technology, but it’s smart to keep mobiles and laptops out of bedrooms at sleep-time. This goes for parents too. Most parents sleep in technology-free bedrooms (apart from a clock-radio) yet their kids will have technology-full rooms.
  5. Maximise the three sleep cues: These include: darkness (maintaining a cave-like bedroom); lowering body temperature (baths can be good for this); and melatonin (work within their cycle).

With mental health being on the agenda for all Australians and New Zealanders there is no better start than attending to good sleep habits. If your kids get less sleep than they should, check out the five habits above and work out which of these you can adjust to move things in favour of them getting more sleep.

Prayer For Lent

O God, Light for the journey,

Your word is a lamp for our feet,

 and a guiding light for our path.

Open our minds, illumine our hearts,

That we may see your love’s glow in all we meet,

and that even in the dark,

we may trust your light to shine.


May your light bring us clarity of vision,

peace of mind,

and courage to act justly in our world.


We ask this prayer through your Son,

Jesus Christ, who is the light for the world.



Parish Fun Run

The Infant Jesus School Fun Run has become an annual event supporting people in need. The Fun run has typically been an event focussing on global events of natural disaster.


This year our school has committed to supporting the Infant Jesus Parish to purchase and upgrade the sound system. The close partnership between the parish and the school is highlighted by the words of Pope Francis. Pope Francis explains that the relationship between the family and the Church is so important. He said that the connection between the two is natural, because the Church is a "spiritual family” and the family is a small church. He added that "families and parishes are the two places where we encounter, in every age, that communion of love which has its ultimate source in God.”


The ‘Parish Fun Run,’ will be held on Friday 7 April (rescheduled from Friday 24 April) at various times throughout the day. The children in Years 1-3 will run the event during their normal daily fitness times and Years 4-6 will run the event during the normal sport sessions on Friday afternoon. Pre-Primary children will run the event at a time convenient to them.  Three-Year-Old Kindy and Kindy children will have a collection box for donations in their classroom. Children can run, jog, walk, skip etc around the track. Each child will receive a card to record the number of ‘laps’. 


In preparation for this event, each student will receive a sponsor sheet that will be sent home this week. Please collect as many sponsors and/or donations as possible. Children can be sponsored per lap – or for a general donation. We hope that you are passionate and continue to support this worthy event.  You can start collecting today!!! 


We ask that parents be aware of who and where their children are going to collect sponsors and donations. Relatives and friends are the safest people to ask.


A home represents the most precious human wealth, that of encounter, that of the relationships between persons who live together and who, together help one another to grow...

Pope Francis


Have a GREAT Week - #ExpectGreatThings!



Paul Hille 







Our focus for Year Six and throughout the school this year is ‘Expecting Great Things’.


This term in Year Six we began the year by focussing on the qualities of good leaders. We learn about Blessed Mary of the Cross (MacKillop) who lived her life by the saying; ‘Never see a need, without doing something about it.’  We also look deeply at the life of Mother Teresa and how, inspired by the Holy Spirit, she made radical choices in the way she lived.  The challenging call that Jesus asks us to take throughout our lives as members of His family is deepened even more as we approach the Sacrament of Confirmation.


The first Religious Education unit this year was wondering at the human experience of emotions. This leads people to wonder at the God who created emotions and to celebrate what has been revealed about God. The unit then explores ways in which Jesus showed how we must love in times of emotion. Jesus wants Christians to love like God. Christians learn from the Bible how to do so. They also celebrate the stories of the Bible. We also explore more deeply the Season of  Lent and Easter, understanding the sufferings, death and resurrection of Jesus that shows God can triumph over all human limitations, including death. During the term the children will also begin their learning in regards to the Sacrament of Confirmation and throughout this learning we will look at the lives of saints in the Church.


As leaders in the school we are continually thinking and using the role model of Jesus to assist us in all that we do. Our focus is; ‘Through the self-discovery of our strengths and weakness we move into identifying the qualities possessed by influential leaders of the past and present. Students look leaders and are encouraged to develop their own leadership qualities.’ The children have definitely worked hard to create a high standard for being, learning and growing in Year Six.


This term we will also have our first Year Six excursion to Parliament House. 


In English, our focus is on improving our literacy skills and writing using different genres. We will look at these  genres and continue to find ways to improve them – or take them to the next level. We will focus on literary elements, such as humour and persuasion to develop further understanding. 


In the Mathematical Learning Area, we will focus on open-ended tasks that require problem solving skills and the  correct application of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children need to work collaboratively to create and learn through taking risks. 


As leaders within the school, the children are continually challenged. After our initial training this term, children will begin to take active roles in all the student ministries and will participate in the activities such as:  sports carnivals, assemblies, fundraising and a focus on environmental practices for a more sustainable future. As leaders they are continually thinking of ways, not only to be seen more, but to be visible for all the right reasons.


This year the Year Six Camp, will once again be located at Forest Edge in Waroona. We are looking forward to this exciting event which takes place at the beginning of Term Two.


This term the Infant Jesus Choir have been working hard, studying effective vocal techniques to improve tone production and paying particular attention to the blending of voices to produce a seamless choral tone. They have also delved into learning successful performance skills and how it is imperative to work together as a team. The Choir will have their first Choral Performance on Thursday the 30 March at the Assembly. Please feel free to come along and support them in this endeavour.

Singing Lessons
Just a note for parents of children who attend Wednesday afternoon Singing lessons. The Week 9 Singing lesson will be cancelled due to a prior family commitment. The Week 10 lesson will proceed as usual.


Also please see attachment for Jazz for Juniors coming up at His Majesty's Theatre for children aged 4-7 years.
Nicole Boddy


Italian Festival 2017

The Italo Australia Welfare and Cultural Centre are running a number of competitions for the Italian Festival this year, one of which is the children's colouring competition. This year the topic for the colouring competition is 'L' Anno Internazionale del Turismo Sostenibile/The international Year of Sustainable Tourism.'


We are asking all parents to encourage their children to participate and do their best. It is a State competition and certificates and prizes are awarded from the Centre. Also could you please sign and send back the entry form available from our Italian Teacher Signora Cole.


P&F News


Congratulations and thank you to all the students who participated in the fantastic Free Dress Day organised by the P&F last week. Some of us even dressed in green to recognize and celebrate St Patrick's day!

It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying the treat very kindly provided by the P&F.

We also extend our appreciation to everyone for their generous gold coin donations which will contribute to funds to improve our school.



Planning of the P&F Quiz Night has begun.  The next meeting will be held Tuesday 28 March at 6.30pm at Fast Eddy's Morley.  All are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there.



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It’s that time of year again, MAD (Mother & Daughter) Camp.  


Let’s get physical and have fun with our friends while meeting new ones.  


This year promises to be full of fun with lots of laughs.  The camp will be held on 26-28 May 2017 at Point Walter Reserve.  


Please fill in the attached Registration Form, pay the deposit via EFT and pass your form into the office for collection.  The deposit needs to be paid by Friday 31st March 2017 and the form handed into the office.  Any queries please contact one of us on the form.


A big hello to all the families.  At this stage we have confirmed the date for the 2017 Family  Camp. This will be during  the middle weekend  of September/October  school holidays, being Friday 29 September, and concluding Sunday 1 October.

We have reduced it by one night, but extended the last day until the afternoon. This will not be the long weekend, giving families  the option  to still make use of the  Queen's birthday  long weekend.

We will be having another  meeting on Monday 27 March, 8pm at 32 Browning  Street, Yokine.

We are hoping to get the old, and some new fresh faces attending, whether  you are willing to join this exciting committee, or just volunteer your time to help out. Family camp  has been going for over 40 years, and we need to keep this tradition going as it has made some of the best school memories for both the parents  and the kids  of those who have ever attended. 

If you could please let me know if you are able to attend, otherwise if Monday doesn't seem to suit, I can change it  around.
Kind regards 
Linda Prestianni 0433 925 857
Ardrian Gonsalves 0403 439 888



Thursday 30 March at Slate Cafe, 12 Dulwich Street, Bennett Springs

Time: Straight after school drop off

RSVP to Nicole Mesiti or Maree Previti


Date: Friday 7 April
Time: from 8.45am
Venue: Coffee Club Morley

AND save the date: Friday, 28 April - Dinner!!

Canteen Roster

Friday 24 March   

Rosa Ridolfo, Simone McGuire, Emma Yates

Monday 27 March   

Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli, Olivia Ikos

Wednesday 29 March  

Marisol Rapy, Cheryl Barras, Pramila Crasta


Please Note: Vegetarian Pasta, Arancini and Fish Burgers will be sold in lieu of meat products every Friday during Lent. This is in keeping with our Catholic Lenten Practice of Fasting.


Please see attached the Canteen Menu for Lent.





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 (30 March)


We congratulate the following students:

PPB  Daniel Yate, Adrian Dawe, Brody Ridolfo, Mia Condello

PPW  Kahlan Jovanovic, Alden Bao, Elijah Watson, Yvonne Tran

1B    Joshua Parise, Miranda Doudakis, Xavier Bettles

1W     Lilly Emselle, Nate Radacis, Ashley Suarez

2B     Carla Previti, Luca Prokscha, Sabelle Chami

2W    Amy Pham, Liam Leach, Sophia Ruggiero

3B    Tayla Waters, Alissa Dawe, Zara Ielati

3W    Sam Napoli, Ava Zirino, Eva Cecchele

4B     Lia Mathew, Ashlen Pandamanukum, Ben Pinneri

4W     Adam Romeo, Chloe Gianatti, Mia Adams, Aurelia Leach

5B     Mdfpbodooarcus Petrolo, Maria Suarez, Anthony La Macchia

5W     Cooper Thornley, Calum McGrath-Hogan, Chloe Caputo

6B    Emily Morgan, Helena Sparks, Jiada Olivieri, Kasey Pham

6W     Troy Buckley, Isla Reynolds, Cristobal Rivera




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. 




Feastday of St Joseph 19 March 

This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally. He had made up his mind to do this when suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. 

She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.” Now all this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken through the prophet:

Look! The virgin is with child and will give birth to a son whom they will call Immanuel, (see Isaiah 7:14) a name which means “God-is-with-us.” When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do: he took his wife to his home; he had not had intercourse with her when she gave birth to a son; and he named him Jesus.
—Matthew 1:18–25 NJB

A few verses in Matthew and Luke tell us all we know about St. Joseph. They provide just enough information to demonstrate why he was the divine choice to become the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. Joseph was genealogically perfect for these roles. A distant descendant of King David, he gave Christ the King his royal lineage. Joseph also came from the right hometown. He was from Bethlehem, the city that Scripture predicted would produce the messiah (see Micah 5:1). And as a carpenter (see Matthew 13:55), Joseph was poor—Christ’s condition of preference.

Scripture portrays Joseph as open to God, obedient, upright, and, above all, kind. The saint displayed all of these qualities in his handling of Mary’s surprise pregnancy. Imagine the confusion of emotions that must have flooded him when Mary confided that she was going to have a baby by the Holy Spirit! As a devout observer of the law, Joseph knew that he might have to repudiate his betrothal. But his kindness and confidence in Mary prevented his taking such a harsh step, which would have shamed her. It may have even put her in danger of capital punishment (see Deuteronomy 22:20–21). Joseph must have agonized over his decision, praying intently about it. Finally he decided to divorce Mary quietly. But Joseph was open to God, and in a dream a divine messenger told him to take Mary home as his wife. Joseph did exactly as he was told.

Joseph’s wise dealing with Mary is a model for us when we face complex moral and personal issues. He subordinated his feelings to do what God required. He was open to whatever God wanted, and when he sensed the divine will, he obeyed.



Parish News


Sacrament of Confirmation 2017

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

Saturday, 1 April at 6:30 pm OR
Sunday, 2 April at 9:30 am OR
Sunday, 2 April  at 6:00 pm 

Please remember to bring your child's holy card and to mark your child's name at the registration before or after the Mass.


A kind reminder to all the parents that the enrolment for the Sacrament of Confirmation  is now overdue. Please submit all your enrolment forms with complete attachments as soon as possible


Wednesday 5 April at 7.30pm.
Join your parish family in this beautiful communal expression of repentance and sorrow in preparation for the great Feast of Easter.

Reflect on the Word of God, be led gently through an examination of conscience, be healed by individual confession. Go back into the world with a heart that is empty of all sorrow and regret and be filled with our loving Father’s unwavering love.

SATURDAY 8 April 9am—1pm

We need many hands to help make our parish grounds and centre clean and fresh for our celebrations at Easter. There will be gardening, cleaning and small maintenance jobs to be done. Children are very welcome to come with their parents to help.  Morning tea and a sausage sizzle lunch will be provided to all the workers.  Lists will be in the foyer detailing the jobs that need to be done and the equipment required for each task. If you can bring your own equipment, that would be a help, but the parish will provide equipment if you do not have your own. It would be great to see some new faces!


 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

***ADVENTURE WORLD TRIP*** (Flyer attached)
Youth from all 24:7 Youth Groups are invited to Adventure World on the 1st of April! For more information & to get a permission slip, please contact Roger 0434 988 711 or Elizabeth 0410 554 393


Harmony Place Women’s refuge in Highgate is running very low on children’s clothing. The refuge needs sizes 0 to 17 to assist the families in need. If you have any good quality pre-loved clothing you no longer need and would like to donate, please bring them to parish office. Thank you.—Sue Goodwin

Project Compassion


Nguyet lives with a severe disability, and has suffered isolation in her native Vietnam as a result. A Caritas-supported program offered her education, creative outlets and much-needed community interaction.


"We have hope that she can be independent, and build the future she wants."
Tim, Nguyet's mother

In a small town in Vietnam, a severe disability kept young Nguyet behind closed doors. Constrained by the high demands of her condition, her parents were also isolated from their neighbours. There is a high level of disability in Vietnam, particularly as a legacy of war, but little support for families whose children have disabilities. People with disability have poorer health outcomes, lower educational achievements, lower economic participation and higher rates of poverty than people without disability.


The future seemed bleak for the whole family, until Nguyet’s family became participants in a program supported by Caritas Australia. A neighbour kindly introduced the family to the Capacity Building for Parent Associations Supporting Children with Disabilities program, which has given them support on several levels.

The neighbour, a teacher, has been able to offer Nguyet home-based education, and there is capacity building for her parents and others in the same situation, through their local Parents’ Association. At Association meetings, Nguyet’s mother has been able to increase her skills for managing her daughter’s condition, and share her experiences with other parents of children with disabilities.

"Nguyet has learnt to read and write and better manage her physical needs, and her creative gifts have been unlocked. Now she is increasingly engaging with her neighbours, and she and her parents are more confident about her future.

Whenever they are supported and cared for properly, children with disabilities can [achieve] change." - Duong, Nguyet's case manager.






Thank you to all those who attended the Infant Jesus Soccer Club information day on Sunday 26 February 2017. Anyone who was unable to attend or who still requires uniform sizing, there will be opportunities to try on the uniform on Tuesday 28 March and 4 April 2017. Please attend the clubrooms between 5pm and 6pm and speak to Michelle.
To make things easier for parents, all uniform purchases will now be made online through the Infant Jesus Soccer Club website. Once you have confirmed your child’s size, please place your order at . Please help us to avoid last minute exchanges by placing your order early.
Please direct any enquiries to Michelle Jacobsen at



Dog Attack on Smith Street

Just a warning to parents there was a man attacked by a dog early yesterday morning on Smith Street - the ranger has been called to the house.

La Salle College Open Day

 La Salle College’s Open Day will be held on Tuesday 4 April 2017.  
The Year 11 Tourism students and Student Representative Council will take you on a personalised tour of the extensive facilities while capturing the learning areas in action.   At the conclusion of the tour, refreshments will be served at Café de La Salle and C Street Café.
Tour times: 9:25am and 11:35am
To book your preferred tour time contact the Community Relations Department on 9449 0635.


Our Lady Assumption 50th Anniversary

Calling past students, families and staff of  Our Lady’s Assumption School in Dianella.


This year, Our Lady’s Assumption School in Dianella is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
To commemorate this milestone, the school invites past students, families and staff to join in the celebrations with the OLA community.
To find out how you can be involved, head to the dedicated Facebook page at: Facebook/OLA50th or email   


Trinity College Currently Taking Enrolment Interviews

 If you are looking for a holistic, quality Catholic education for your son, Trinity College in East Perth may be the school you are searching for.  We strive to provide the highest level of teaching and learning in an environment that keeps expanding to meet the physical and emotional needs of all students. To learn more about the extensive things on offer such as our state-of-the-art robotic observatory or our Design and Technology Centre using the latest equipment in technology laboratories, please visit our website for further information. Interviews are now taking place for Year 7 in 2019, with limited places available for Year 7 next year. Visit or contact 9223 8121 to book a guided tour.


Archdiocese of Perth



Local news from across our parishes, agencies, schools and organisations can be delivered weekly directly to your inbox via The eRecord. It contains the latest news, events and photos from the Archdiocese. Parishes receive a PDF copy of the e-newsletter to print off and distribute for those who don’t have or don’t use email. Subscribe to the e-newsletter by sending details to Further info: Jamie O’Brien 08 9220 5900.

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia has an extensive range of short courses which serve as ‘tasters’ to their longer courses but also serve as a stand-alone opportunity to learn new skills and strategies to help support you in your parenting role.
The attached flier outlines parenting courses available in our West Leederville, Joondalup and Fremantle Branches for the month of April 2017.


Harmony Place Women's Refuge Highgate request donations of clothes

Infant Jesus Parish have received a request from Harmony Place Women's Refuge requesting donations of children's clothing.....Harmony Place Women’s refuge in Highgate is running very low on children’s clothing 0-17 yrs old.  If you have any good quality second hand clothing for children they would love to receive any donations please. These can be dropped to Sue Goodwin, Infant Jesus Parish Mon - Thurs 9.30am - 12.30pm. Thank you very much for your help.

2017 Calendar Terms 1-4.pdf
Jazz for Juniors.pdf
Jazz for Juniors.pdf
Year 3 Parent Catchup PDF.pdf
2017 Entertainment Book.docx
Year 3 Parent Catchup PDF.pdf
2017 Entertainment Book.docx
Infant Jesus School Code of Conduct Parents.pdf
Canteen Menu Summer Lent 2017 PDF.pdf
Canteen Menu Summer Lent 2017 PDF.pdf
La Salle College.pdf
Relationships Australia 143.pdf