VERITAS 

09 March 2017
Issue Six
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
SCHOOL NEWS
COMMUNITY NEWS
Infant Jesus School
08 9276 1769
17 Smith Street
AU

Important Dates
&
Correspondence

Important Dates and Correspondence

VISION

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.

 

OUR SCHOOL VALUES

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

Thursday                          Class Assembly Year 2

9 March                              followed by Morning Tea

 

Saturday                            Family Mass  and        

11 March                            Confirmation Enrolment

                                               Mass      6.30pm                                                              

Sunday                               Confirmation

12 March                            Enrolment Masses 9.30am

                                               and 6pm Masses

 

Thursday                           Parish Mass 

16 March                            Years 1 and 6

 

Friday                                  Free Dress Day

17 March

 

Uniforms

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

 

For opening times and online orders go to www.lowesschoolwear.com.au

 

Student Free Days 2017

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

 

Term 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.

 

TERM CALENDAR 2017

 

 


Principal's Report

 

Dear Parents,

 

Courage is a much-admired characteristic. Nations reward it with medals both in times of war and peace. It is often seen in the situation of a person doing something under difficult circumstances such as the student in Tiananmen Square in 1989. This single unarmed man faced-off which tanks of the People’s Liberation Army sent in to quell student protests. He frustrated their attempts to manoeuvre around him by stepping in their way. Eventually, onlookers pulled him back into the crowd. He became world famous because of his breath-taking courage and his image is on millions of posters and T-shirts throughout the world.

 

Then, there is the story of a Zen priest who confronted his local warlord. When the villagers heard that the warlord was heading their way, they fled to the hills – except for one priest. When the warlord saw the priest standing there when all others had fled, he drew his sword and said, “Do you know who I am? I am he who can run you through and never bat an eye!” The Zen priest replied, “Do you know who I am? I am he who can be run through with your sword and never bat an eye!” No doubt, we all wish we had that kind of courageous assurance to face up to the threats and fears in our own lives.

 

The famous Greek writer of tragic plays, Euripides, who was born in about 480 B.C., made this statement about courage, “This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.” That seems to be less challenging than the Zen priest’s words for it allows us to ponder our own life without the immediate threat of losing it. So, when might we need to display courage in our lives or encourage our children to do so in theirs?

Perhaps, when we are challenged:

  • to truly take ownership of our life and live it fully; to push ourselves beyond the limits of what is comfortable and familiar;
  • to keep connected to what inspires us in life; to pursue our dreams;
  • to avoid social conformity; to be who we truly are, a fully authentic me;
  • to deal positively with setbacks and failures; to persevere with determination;
  • to be able to say “no” when we need to, even at the cost of personal discomfort.

 

As Christians, we have Jesus as our model of courage for he did all of the above. Jesus had the courage to be himself and to trust God in every circumstance of his life, even when he was rejected by the religious leaders who claimed to have the greater understanding of God. He stepped outside the bounds of his society’s expectation and went to help lepers, demon-possessed people, the lame and the blind. He called a tax collector to be an Apostle, he freely associated with women some of whom were prostitutes and social outcasts. Jesus had the courage to suffer for God’s values, the courage to die for God’s will, the courage to trust God to raise him from the dead.

As Christians, we are called to give courageous witness to Christian values in the way we live our personal lives, how we interact with other people, how we can move out of the “comfortable and familiar” and do some “Jesus things” in our own community.

 

Jesus,

help us to build courage that is capable of handling life’s situations.

May we be inspired by the courage you showed so constantly.

Amen.

 

Innovation & Technology Centre

Outlined in the Learning section of this week’s newsletter is an article by Miss Mitzi Phoebe (Innovation & Technology Teacher) regarding the Innovation & Technology Centre and how it will be utilised with our students, staff and hopefully parents!

 

We are all really excited to have this wonderful facility, as I am sure it will enhance the learning prospects for our students as well as provide them necessary tools, and space for collaborative and project based learning programs. No contemporary classroom or piece of technology is ever going to replace QUALITY teaching. This is always our highest priority at our school and what we are motivated to provide our students.

 

It is the Boards vision for these opportunities to flow into the classrooms. Over the next few years we are planning to convert our classrooms into more contemporary learning spaces, through the addition of various resources and furniture.

 

Our children a very fortunate to have wonderful learning spaces and resources. I am sure parents recognise this fact and appreciate what has been provided for the students at Infant Jesus School. It is exciting times for all our students and I really look forward to our students gaining and applying knowledge, deepen their understanding and developing creative and critical thinking skills within the STEM context, which may include enhanced opportunities for inquiry and project-based learning. (#ExpectGreatThings)

 

From my Readings this Week

As we progress through the first term of the year and students settle in to their new classes, sometimes there can be moments of conflict or tension that may be experienced by students. These difficulties can come from any number of different sources such as peer conflicts, classroom and school expectations or learning difficulties.

 

As children experience these conflicts, there will often be times when they come home from school with issues or complaints and will naturally call upon parents for advice and guidance. As parents, the approach that you take can have a huge impact on your child’s ability to cope with frustrations and grievances and indeed their resilience to deal with disappointments or difficulties in the future. It can also impact on their future relationships with their teachers and peer group.

 

Michael Grose (www.parentingideas.com.au) suggests six points for parents to think about when dealing with children’s concerns. He recommends these steps to help parents remain focused and effective in dealing with difficulties:

 

1. Stay calm and rational 

It’s natural as a parent to protect, or defend your children, particularly when you think they’ve come in for some unfair or poor treatment. But acting when you are full of emotion is not always smart. Rather than getting on the phone straight away to organise a meeting at school, take your time to think through how you might assist your child.

 

2. Get all the facts

Once you’ve calmed down, get the facts about the situation. Kids are faulty observers and often only see one side of a story when there’s a problem with a teacher or a fellow student. They sometimes can’t see that perhaps they may have contributed inadvertently to a dispute at school, or perhaps said something that may have upset a teacher. It is the job of parents to help kids process what happens in an incident, so that all the facts emerge and they understand their place in any problem.  Ask good questions to help the full story emerge.

 

3.   Assess whether to go to the school or not
 Kids, like adults, like to vent and will benefit from having told their side of a story to a trusted source. Often problems can be dealt with at home, simply by talking through an issue and giving kids some common sense tips to help them cope. If your child has a recurring problem that they can’t solve themselves, or you think adult intervention may be needed to sort out a relationship issue with a teacher or peer, then consider meeting with your child’s teacher.

       

 4.       Go through the right channels
 Approach the school calmly, going through the school office to make a time to see the teacher.  If you have already established a relationship with the teacher concerned, then it’s often easier to approach them directly.

 

 5.    Look for solutions rather than blame
State the problem as you see it and view your child’s teacher as an ally, not a foe. “I’m really worried about Jeremy.  He’s been acting strangely lately and I need some help” is the type of approach that will elicit a helpful  response. Talk about your concerns and keep the discussion focused firmly on what is best for your child. Listen  to your teacher’s viewpoint, valuing a different perspective.    

 

6.  Stay in touch

Be realistic with your expectations, remembering that some problems can’t be solved to your satisfaction, nor will they be resolved straight away.  Be prepared to work alongside your child’s teacher over the long-term, which means you need to keep communicating with each other.

           

  

2017 Student Residential Address Collection

Non-government schools are required, as part of their obligations under the Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act’), to provide the residential addresses of their students across all campuses.

 

In accordance with section 21 of the Australian Education Regulation 2013, the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (AGDET) will be collecting student addresses for all non-government schools between 1 March and 31 May 2017. This data is traditionally used in conjunction with the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census to determine the Socio Economic Status (SES) of each school and, ultimately, of the System. This has had a direct impact on the System and your own school`s funding.

 

 

Kindy Enrolments 2018

We are currently accepting Kindergarten enrolment applications for the 2018 school year. Interviews will take place in Term 2.  If you have a child ready to start Kindergarten in 2018 and wish to enrol him/her at Infant Jesus School, please make sure you complete an application form.  It is important to note prospective enrolments that have a brother or a sister already enrolled at Infant Jesus School still need to complete an application form and come in for an interview.

 

Prayer

A Reflection on Lent


One day, two friends were talking.
They both wanted to change the world.
“Everyone will know who I am if I become the richest person in the world,” said one of them excitedly.

“I would have power! I could do anything I wanted. I could buy anything I wanted. Don’t you think that would be great?”
The other friend didn’t answer. It was not how the world was going to be changed.
 After thinking about it, the quiet friend finally gave an answer:
 “The only way to really change the world is to change our hearts.
 Change begins in the heart."

 

Up from the Waters - Reflecting Sharing and Living the Gospel

 

A six-week LENTEN program reflecting, sharing and living the Gospel and is also being run in the Infant Jesus parish. The program focuses on the significance of the waters of Baptism in each one of us.

 

Parents are invited to register their interest in this program that will be conducted at the school each Wednesday evening at 7pm. Currently we have 7 parents enrolled in the program.

 

Dates for this LENTEN  program are as follows

  • Wednesday 15 March
  • Wednesday 22 March
  • Wednesday 29 March
  • Wednesday 5 April

Please register your interest via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7BLVBKC

 

Thought for the Week

Success is not final, failure is not fatal.  It is the courage to continue that counts.

 

May the week ahead be filled with many blessings

 

 

Paul Hille

Principal

 

 

  

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

Innovation and Technology 

The Innovation and Technology Centre is a brand new addition to Infant Jesus School this year.

This learning environment is rich with possibilities where students and teachers come together and learn new skills and are not fixed by a set of materials and spaces. It provides many opportunities for learning to be enhanced through collaboration and project based work. 

 

The space provides creative time and space for teachers and students to explore, fail and retry, bounce ideas off one another and build something together which may not always have digital technologies as the focus. 

 

This wonderful new learning space will focus on the Technologies Curriculum and will integrate   STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths)  into the student’s classroom learning. Students will visit the Innovation Centre with teachers once a week, with sessions making cross-curricular links with class themes/topics.

 

The last five weeks have been spent getting the room ready, installing new carpet, building a lego wall and moving in new flexible furniture.

 

All classes have now had a session in the room and the excitement levels were high! Here is a brief snapshot of what the Year 1, 3 and 5 classes have been learning .

 

The Year 1 students started the term learning about constructed, managed and natural areas. In STEAM time, the class visited Peter’s Place and used iPads to take photos of the different areas they could see. They turned these photos into a short video using Adobe Spark. They will spend the remainder of the term constructing their own area and will use the iPads to document this process.

 

The Year 3 students have been busy learning all about Chinese New Year in class and creating a Pic Collage to share their information. In STEAM sessions, they followed the design process of researching, designing and constructing a Chinese Dragon prototype. There was plenty of mess during the construction period with paint, boxes and craft materials being used with much delight by the children. They then used the App, Chatterpix to bring their Chinese Dragons to life which have been shared on See Saw.

 

Last week, the Year 5 students were lucky enough to have a special 45 minute incursion via Skype all the way from Sydney University. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is a well-known author and science commentator on Australian radio and television. The students brainstormed different questions to ask Dr Karl, who responded with a staggering breadth of knowledge and provided the students with easy-to-follow explanations. The Year 5’s asked a mix of science questions and about their current unit of work and government. Some of their questions included -  

Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darken our skin?

Why do they call it quick-sand when you go down slowly?

What’s the best scientific moment you (Dr Karl) have experienced?

Who creates Australia’s rules and laws?

Why is 18 the age you become an adult in Australia?

 

We will continue to share the learning from Pre-Primary, Year 2, 4 & 6 next week.

 

All parents are welcome to pop in and check out the fantastic new addition to Infant Jesus School!

 

If any families have unused lego pieces/blocks at home the school would love take it off your hands. Lego donations can be given to Miss Phoebe or placed in the Innovation Centre - Thank you.

 

PERCEPTUAL-MOTOR PROGRAM -

PRE-PRIMARY

This term our Pre-Primary children will be commencing a Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) two mornings a week. Perceptual deals with obtaining information and motor refers to the outcome of movement. Thus, perceptual-motor activities require children to use their brain and body together to accomplish tasks—for example, walking on a balance beam while reciting the alphabet.

 

Participation in perceptual-motor activities enables children to develop greater levels of body control and encourages greater effort in all areas of the school curriculum. Research has shown young children who possess adequate perceptual-motor skills enjoy better coordination, greater body awareness, stronger intellectual skills, and a more positive self-image.  

 

The key areas of development through PMP are: 
Gross motor skills: The acquisition of large scale movements e.g. walking, running, jumping, skipping, climbing and moving in and out of positions. 
Fine motor skills: The acquisition of small scale movements e.g. performing building tasks and isolating various fingers.
Crossing the midline of the body (laterality): Children who fail to develop this skill are at risk of changing hands at the midline when performing tasks involving movement on a horizontal place. Eyes must also learn to track across the body midline to avoid potential difficulties with reading. 
Balance: Closely associated with the development of gross motor skills. 
Body and space awareness: Spatial concepts such as behind, between, backwards, forwards and up/down. 
Visual and spatial skills: Students are helped to track objects in all directions, match shapes and copy patterns. 
Rhythm sequence, memory and listening: Activities such as clapping to rhythms, fast vs slow movements, counting claps, steps and jumps. 


The program will be running on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning for a half hour session 
(8:45am-9:15am). To run this important program, we need the assistance of 10 parents each morning.  We are hoping to start Week 7 so we ask that if you are available to help on any morning to speak to the Pre-Primary Staff or Mrs Jenkins.  

Thank you

Mrs Jenkins
Sport Specialist (Pre-Primary and Year 1)

 

YEAR 3 and YEAR 5 NAPLAN 2017

Parents of Year 3 and Year 5 students will have received an information brochure on NAPLAN 2017. Any questions about NAPLAN in addition to the information provided are to be directed to classroom teachers.

 

Engagement

Library News - Book Club

Scholastic Book Club is the easiest, most reliable way to get your child excited about reading! There is a Book Club for every grade, from preschool through to junior high. Each Club is exclusively school-based, and is run by volunteers. In each issue in the Scholastic Book Club student catalogue, your child will find a terrific selection of new and noteworthy fiction, classics, award-winning titles, perennial favourites, reference and sports books and more. Book Club offers a convenient way to purchase the best books at huge discounts.

 

We are looking for volunteers to start Book Club at our school.  If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer please complete link.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LF6J2PQ
Thank you for your support. 
Jenny Houwen
Library Officer

 

 

Seesaw Parent Information Evening

As you are aware, this year Infant Jesus has embraced the application Seesaw across all year levels. We are using this to transform our learning journey from the classroom and into our individual households. Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what's happening in the classroom. Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, including photos, videos, drawings, or notes.

 

A parent workshop has been scheduled for the 16 March at 3:30pm - 4:00pm & then repeated again at 6:30-7:00pm. Please fill in the survey to indicate your attendance at these workshops. 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FX53WLP

 

P & F News

FREE DRESS DAY!

Get ready, Free Dress is coming on Friday 17 March!  Children are encouraged to come to school in appropriate clothing of their choice for a gold coin donation.  Please send your child in closed shoes.  The P&F will be handing out free ice creams to the kids, so this is a day they will not want to miss! 

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President
 

MORNING TEA AFTER THE YEAR TWO ASSEMBLY

 

YEAR 3 MUMS COFFEE CATCHUP ☕️
Thursday 16 March at The Coffee Club, Morley Galleria from 8:45am. All welcome, see you there!

 

MAD CAMP
It’s that time of year again, MAD 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 your 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.

 

INFANT  JESUS FAMILY CAMP  2017
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 
Commandants
Linda Prestianni 0433 925 857
and
Ardrian Gonsalves 0403 439 888

Accountability

PARENT - TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Our Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held  in Week 8. 

 

Next Tuesday afternoon teachers will have timetables displayed outside classrooms for parents to select a time to meet with their teacher.

 

This meeting is to to discuss your child’s progress

and to ensure that the school and home continue the important partnership of working together.

 

 

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 John of God 8 March

As a 16th-century Spanish soldier, John gave up religion and led a wild life. When he left the military at age 40, he became a shepherd. John decided to make a radical conversion—to go to Muslim North Africa and free Christian slaves. He saw himself dying as a martyr. His confessor helped John settle on a more prudent plan: to open a religious bookstore in Granada, Spain. He successfully managed this project.

 

One day, John heard John of Ávila preach and felt he must do something to show he had converted. John began publicly beating himself, tearing his hair, behaving wildly. He gave his books away. People threw stones at him, and he was committed to a mental institution. John of Ávila calmed John and persuaded him to spend his energy caring for people who were sick and poor. John rented a house near Granada where those who were lepers, lame, mentally ill, paralyzed, and deaf found shelter.

 

At first, John begged for money to support those in need, but soon people volunteered to help. John led a life of total giving and constant prayer. He found work for unemployed people. When the archbishop called John to his office because people complained that John kept immoral women in his hospital, he was silenced by John’s humility. John fell on his knees, saying, “I know of no bad person in my hospital except myself, who am unworthy to eat the bread of the poor.” John soon had a flourishing hospital. His helpers formed a community called the Brothers Hospitallers.

 

John of God died from pneumonia contracted while saving a drowning man. When John realised he was dying, he went over all the accounts, revised the rules and timetable, and appointed a new leader. He died kneeling before the altar in his hospital chapel. John is the patron of hospitals.

 

Excerpted from Christ Our Life, by Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio

Image credit:  Saint John of God by Bartolome  

 

Lenten Reflection Video 

Parish News

FAMILY MASS

A focus for 2017 for Infant Jesus School is to strengthen the links between the Parish and the School. As a school community we have been invited to organise and lead parts of the Mass at Infant Jesus Church at 6.30pm this Saturday 11 March. This Mass is also one of the Enrolment Masses for the children who are commencing their preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

 

The School Choir will be leading the singing for this celebration. If you, and your family, would like to help in any way please contact Ms Clare Moffat or Mr Frank Colangelo

 

We are looking forward to seeing all families at this special occasion.

 

 

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION ENROLMENT MASSES- THIS WEEKEND
All families who wish to enrol their child for the Sacrament of Confirmation at Infant Jesus Church this year are required to attend ONE of the following enrolment Masses:

  • Saturday 11th of March at 6.30pm OR
  • Sunday 12th of March  at 9.30am  OR  
  • Sunday 12th of March  at 6.00pm

 

Please remember to register your child's name and your contact details at the church foyer before or after the Mass. 
 

MORLEY YOUTH GROUP

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
 

***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

Canteen Roster

Friday 10 March   

Mina Pillera, Marisa Gulluni, Lisa McCarthy  

Monday 13 March   

Jessica Musca, Renae Levings, Paige Di Dio

Wednesday 15 March  

Jenny Allpike, Belinda Poat, Pramila Crasta

 

Project Compassion

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR

For Martina, Caritas Australia’s Protection Program offered far more than just shelter from domestic violence. "After I left Uma PAS, I felt confident for my future." Martina


For Martina, an East Timorese mother of eight, escaping domestic violence was the first step in her journey to a new life. But at first, her future seemed very uncertain. Timor-Leste is one of the least developed countries in the world, with extremely low levels of basic health, literacy and income. Most East Timorese live in rural areas, with very limited access to basic services or livelihood training, and many households don’t have enough food year round.

 

The shelter where Martina sought refuge, Uma PAS, offered her many ways to transcend these challenges. Uma PAS is a partner in Caritas Australia’s Protection Program, a holistic community-wide program in Timor-Leste that offers women like Martina economic empowerment and a life of safety in a supportive community.

 

Through the program, she was linked with a network of support services, and this enabled her to undertake livelihood training and start a small business to support her children. The program also linked her with a supportive community.

 

Martina from Timor-Leste “Martina is a person who did not want to give up, but wanted to be able to support her family,” her counsellor at the shelter says. Through the Protection Program, Martina says, “I have learnt how to change my life to support myself, and my children.”

"Education is the most important thing to change my children’s lives" - Martina.

Joy in the morning!

Am I a carrier of stress? Some words of wisdom from the Little Brown Book
 
"I could not go with my sad face among the poor Sisters" - Mary MacKillop 1869


It takes a special kind of strength to put our hurts aside. Mary MacKillop does not want to have a depressing impact upon her Sisters.  She knows that spontaneity and  humour have the ability to lift people.


Mary shared this outlook with the great Saint Thomas More, whose determination to enjoy life made a difference to all around him.  Mary tried not to burden others with her problems. Rejoice in the Lord! 

 

(from Sisters of St Joseph Newsletter 8 March 2017)

COMMUNITY NEWS

Soccer

INFANT JESUS SOCCER CLUB
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 ijsoccerclub.com . Please help us to avoid last minute exchanges by placing your order early.
 
Please direct any enquiries to Michelle Jacobsen at [email protected]

 

 

Chisholm Catholic College

Enrolments for Year 7 - 2019 close 10 March 2017. Please contact the college on 9208 2516 for an enrolment package and further information.

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 [email protected]   

 

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 www.trinity.wa.edu.au or contact 9223 8121 to book a guided tour.

 

Archdiocese of Perth

 

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City of Bayswater - Have a Go Day

The City of Bayswater has partnered with Inclusion WA to implement 'Have a Go Day' - a free community-led event providing 'Have a Go' activities. The initiative aims to connect residents to local clubs, groups and businesses that provide opportunities to participate in cultural, recreational or sporting activities. Previous Have- a-Go-Day events have seen over 1000 attendees, with over 50 clubs, community groups and businesses showcasing their activities and services.
 
Come along and check out a wide range of stalls and activities facilitated by local community groups and clubs, from lacrosse, tennis, drama to ultimate frisbee, scouts and dragon boating. Entry and activities on the day are 100% free of charge, plus there's also live music, prizes and giveaways, food stalls and more!
 
Have a Go Day
Date: Sunday 9 April 2017
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands.
Cost: Free!

Relationships Australia

Following courses up next at our Joondalup Branch –
JOONDALUP - Lotteries House, Unit 7/70 Davidson Terrace
·         Dads Raising Teenage Girls                 Wednesday, 29 March   6.30-9pm            
·         Successful Single Parenting                Wednesday, 5 April         6.30-9pm
Ring 6164 0200 to enrol. 

 

 

Netball

YEAR 5 
The Year 5  Netball team has a couple of spots left, we would love to hear from you. Training will be held on Thursdays. Important Date for Year 5 Teams, Round Robin grading will be held in the morning of Saturday 1 April 2017 at Noranda Netball Association.   All players must be present.  Please put this date in your diary.

Lowes Uniforms - Sale

Please find attached a copy of Lowes advertisement for an up coming 20% off Sale in-store and online which includes school wear on Thursday 16 March 2017

 

Lost Property

There was a West Coast Eagles Backpack that was left at the school at the end of 2016. It has clothing for a small child in it but no name. Please see office staff if you think it is yours. Other items in lost property are:

 

1 pair spectacles - red

5 watches

1 Chinese Kickboxing Grading June 2015 Medal

1 gold necklace

1 wooden pair rosary beads

VERITAS 
2017 Calendar Terms 1-4.pdf
Infant Jesus School Code of Conduct Parents.pdf
MAD CAMP REGISTRATION FORM.pdf
MAD CAMP REGISTRATION FORM.pdf
Seesaw Introduction Letter.pdf
Seesaw Introduction Letter.pdf
Seesaw Introduction Letter.pdf
Relationships Aust Single Parenting.pdf
Relationships Aust Dads raising girls.pdf
Relationships Aust Single Parenting.pdf
Relationships Aust Dads raising girls.pdf
Lowes 2017.pdf
Lowes 2017.pdf