21 September 2017
Issue Thirty
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
Infant Jesus School
08 9276 1769
17 Smith Street
Morley 6062,,

Important Dates

Important Dates and Correspondence

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Term 3 2017

Thursday 21 September

End of Term


Friday 22 September

Student Free Day - CATHOLIC DAY

Term 4 2017

Monday 9 October 

PD  Day All Staff

Student Free Day


Tuesday 10 October 

Students Commence


Thursday 12 October 

Parish Mass Years 1 & 6


Saturday 14 October 

Reconciliation Commitment Mass 6.30pm


Sunday 15 October 

Reconciliation Commitment Masses 9.30am, 6pm


Tuesday 17 October 

Board Meeting


Thursday 19 October

Class Assembly Year 1

Term Calendar 2017


Student Free Days 2017

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


Term 3 - Friday 22 September

Term 4 - Monday 9 October


Parents need to note that these days may change, due to availability of Professional Development requests for staff.


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


iNewsletter Information

We will soon have a facility to allow Readers of this Newsletter to read it in any language at the press of a button. More information in Term 4.


Newsletter Deadline

If you have articles for the Newsletter please be aware that the Newsletter is assembled on Tuesday and Wednesday and then emailed out on Thursday. It is helpful to assembly to have articles as early as possible. Thankyou

Principal's Report


Dear Parents,


Recently, a friend of mind went to a series of talks, which emphasized the values of “Positive Thinking”, a type of “Always look on the bright side of life”, and to avoid, as far as possible, indulging in activities, which might produce “negative vibes”. According to my friend, newspapers and television news were top of the list of things never to be read or watched because they are full off “doomsday messages” about wars and robberies and bashings and plane crashes and road accidents and so it goes.


Sometimes after a winter that has been difficult with “flus and viruses” we might need to take stock of the attitude that we have towards our own life. This doubles in importance when we consider that, as parents and teachers, we are in a position to influence how children might feel about themselves. Unlike the newspaper and television news of today, we here at Infant Jesus School can view life with a completely different set of eyes because of the hope our faith offers.


Teachers and parents have limited chance of influencing the world’s major events, but we can be powerful in our school and in our home to instil in children some of the great positive Gospel values: love, respect, kindness, forgiveness, tolerance, sacrifice of self for another, gentleness, sharing and the list can go on.  The development and presentation of these “positive” Christian values will help children become happy, well-balanced and confident human beings, capable of loving and caring for one another, their cultural heritage and their environment. When collectively, our children (and parents) are surrounded by these positive values it has an overwhelming optimistic effect on how we view the world in which we live.  #ExpectGreatThings is our goal at Infant Jesus School.


We come to the end of another successful term here at Infant Jesus School. This term, has just ‘flown by’. It has been an extremely busy term with numerous events planned within the school. Most importantly, however, it has been the preparation and participation of the students in Year 4 in the Sacraments of First Eucharist. We congratulate these students once again on receiving this very special and sacred sacrament.


It is appropriate at the end of the term to thank a number of people for their efforts and contributions over the past 10 weeks. It is important to recognise the efforts and dedication of the Infant Jesus Staff. The teachers and ancillary staff of this school are most professional in their approach to the development of the students within their care and the advancement of the school as a whole. We particularly thank Miss Melissa Myles who has step into the role as Acting Assistant Principal. Melissa has made a wonderful contribution to the leadership team, staff and school in this role. She has committed herself and embraced all facets that these leadership roles bring with them in school leadership teams. Congratulations Melissa on a job well done.


We are appreciative of the numerous parents from the Infant Jesus School community who have offered their assistance and help to the students, staff and Leadership Team in some way over the term. This support is priceless and certainly assists in the overall operation of the school. Many thanks to all for your efforts.



Lastly, we applaud the students, who have worked productively in class to produce some quality work and pleasing results. Our students have also participated enthusiastically in the various academic, musical (Performing Arts) and sporting pursuits over the term. Well done to you all.                   

Faction Athletics Carnival

Many thanks for everyone's efforts on Friday with the running of the Annual Athletic Carnival. It was great to see all the children involved in the various events, having fun and enjoying the sunshine. Thank you to the staff and parents for the assistance in setting up the carnival on Friday morning.  A lot goes intro preparing a sport carnival and a critical element to this is the setting up for the day. Yesterday morning, was a little challenging with the weather, but we got there in the end!


We are also very grateful to the parents who lent a helping hand at the carnival with judging, marshalling and distributing place ribbons.



Thank you to IJ's P&F Committee for their efforts and support through the running of the canteen. The morning tea, coffees and cake were well received and appreciated by the parents gathered. The lunches were well coordinated. Thank you to all those who assisted with this in some way.
Well done to the Red Faction (Lima) on winning the carnival, in which was a very close result. Congratulations to all the individual winners and the respective place getters in each of the age groups and to all the boys and girls on their wonderful efforts and team spirit.  

Lastly, but most importantly, we congratulate to Mr Michael Sheridan for organising and coordinating another successful carnival. It went very smoothly and all the student's participated enthusiastically.  We received some really positive feedback throughout the day.



Parents & Friends - Quiz Night

This week we held another very productive P&F Meeting. The group of committed parents is continuing to work hard for the students and community of Infant Jesus School.


The Quiz Night held last Friday evening was an Outstanding Success.  The School Community would like to officially thank the P&F for their tireless work in organising the School Quiz night for 2017. The enjoyment and success of the evening was due to the excellent organisational skills where this seamless event was well planned and ran like clockwork. Thank you to the all the people who had a role before, during and after the event. By all accounts a fantastic evening was had by all.



Learning Journeys

It was wonderful to see our families gather on Monday night as the children shared their learning with their parents. The Learning Journey session provides an opportunity for parents, children and the school to come together to support, share and celebrate each child’s learning. 


We also invited parents to share feedback on how we can improve our Teaching and Learning at Infant Jesus School. It was wonderful to hear that many parents are pleased with the Teaching and Learning program at the school.



“Infant Jesus is leading the way, we feel, in education in comparison to some other schools.”
“It is reassuring knowing that my girls are happy and eager to come to school!”

“We are very happy with the teaching and the many ways it is gone about in the school.” 

“We are very happy with all aspects of Infant Jesus School including the community spirit.” 


The feedback we received will be shared with all members of staff and analysed to assist us with developing a plan for the future. 



 Term 4 Planner

Monday 9 October - PD for Staff

Tuesday 10 October - Students commence

Tuesday 5 December - Christmas Concert

Friday 8 December - Year 6 Graduation & Thanksgiving Mass and last day for all  students


Year 3 Parent BYOD Information Night


All Year Three students at Infant Jesus School require an iPad as part of their booklist.  To assist parents with this transition and to provide some further information and detail we will be holding a Parent Information Night for our Year Two parents on 18 October 2017 . This will be held in the School Library commencing at 6.00pm.
All current Year Two parents are encouraged to attend this meeting. Information presented on the night will include how the day to day use of technology enhances the learning for all children, an outline of the BYOD program and further information on Cyber safety.
Further information will be sent out early next term.


September 27th is  the feast of St Vincent de Paul.  He was born in France in 1580 and spent his life loving and serving the poor, especially children.  Today, St Vincent de Paul Societies, supply food, money and clothing to those in need.  The following prayers reflect the life of St Vincent de Paul.


Dear God,
Open my eyes that I may see the deepest needs of men, women and children
Move my hands that they may feed the hungry;
Touch my heart that it may bring warmth to the despairing;
Teach me the generosity that welcomes strangers;
Let me share my possessions with people in need;
Give me the care that strengthens the sick;
Help me share in the quest to set prisoners free;
In sharing our anxieties and our love,
Our poverty and our prosperity;
We partake of your divine presence. 

Best Wishes - Maureen O'Neill

We take this opportunity to wish Ms Maureen O’Neill  all the very best as she embarks on her well-deserved Long Service Leave.  We are sure that Maureen will have a fantastic break and we look forward to seeing Maureen in 2018. Stay safe and well!


Miss Leesa Hermanns will be assuming responsibility for the Year 2 class for the remainder of the school year. Miss Hermanns has been teaching in Year 3 and Year 6 this term.

Summer Uniform

Next term, all students move back into their summer uniform.  Children are permitted to wear their winter uniform up until the end of Week 2, if necessary.


All students are required to be in the full Infant Jesus School uniform by Week 3 of Term 4. Parents are reminded to have all items of school clothing clearly labelled as we constantly have items of school uniform in our lost property.  

Annual Community Meeting 

The date for the Annual Community Meeting has been changed from the 14 November to the 28 November at 7:00pm. 

Did You Know...?

•    All mammals have tongues.
•    Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed...or is that paws?
•    The earth rotates more slowly on its axis in March than in September.
•    When you walk down a steep hill, the pressure on your knees is equal to three times your body weight.


No doubt, both staff and students are looking forward to a well-earned break. We pray that all families stay healthy and safe over the holidays, and return rejuvenated and revitalised in preparation for Term Four.

School commences for all Students (Pre-Primary – Year 6) on Tuesday 10 October and will conclude for all students on Friday 8 December. 

Thought for the Week

If you were another person , would you like to be a friend of yours?”


God Bless,


Paul Hille








Yesterday we held our Faction Athletics Carnival and it turned out to be an amazing day! We were hoping for a fine day and the weather was beautiful. It was wonderful to see all of the children trying their best to improve their times and earn points for their faction. All of the children from Pre-Primary to Year 6 must be congratulated for their efforts, team work and cheering. In the end, after a close fought battle Lima (Red) was our winning faction for 2017 with Sienna (Blue) in second. 

1st        Lima (Red)             1188
2nd      Sienna (Blue)        1115
3rd       Aquino (Green)    1028
4th       Calaroga (Gold)    1004


I would like to thank all of the parents and teachers who helped throughout the day. Without your support the day would not have run so smoothly. I would also like to thank the Wellness Ministry who did a fantastic job helping in their bays and supporting wherever they were needed.


Interschool Athletics Carnival

Some of our athletes will compete in the CPSSA Interschool Athletics Carnival. This will be held on Friday 27th of October at the State Athletics Track. Permission slips and details about morning training will be given out in week 1 to the children who have been selected. 


Below is a list of our Champion Boys and Girls from Year 3-6. I have also updated the Athletics records with some of the children breaking the record from last year. The timing gates now mean we can keep these records. I have updated the list below. 

Mr Sheridan

                            Champion            Runner Up                3rd                       
Yr 3 Boys       Austin Tutt           Marcus White         Bryant Bao

Yr 3 Girls       Zara Ielati              Vaishvi Kittan         Jasmine Penwald

Yr 4 Boys       Lucas Rossi           Adam Romeo          Simon Tran

Yr 4 Girls       Angelique              Lilly Middleton       Lydia Sammells &

                            Clayton                                                            Chloe Firns

Yr 5 Boys      Marcus                     Nicholas  Rozario               


Yr 5 Girls       Gabrielle                 Krystelle Marion       Allyra Quartermaine


Yr 6 Boys       Declan Ryan         Massimo                     Daniel Gianatti


Yr 6 Girls       Layla Firns             Hayley Placzek       Bayleigh Tonkin


Please the attached for the Athletics Records 2017.



We congratulate the following students on their achievements in Basketball: 
Western Australian Basketball League 2017 – 17 September 2017  
Ethan Gonsalves
Grand Final Runner up - U14s Boys Division 3 – Basketball WA
East Perth District Basketball Association - Domestic Winter Competition 2017 – 16 September 2017
Allyra Quartermaine
·         Grand Final Winner - U12 Girls
·         All Stars Award Recipient
Krystelle Marion
·         Grand Final Winner - U12 Girls
·         Most Valuable Player Award Recipient
Akiena Gunawardene
·         Grand Final Winner - U12 Girls
Ethan Gonsalves
·         Grand Final Winner - U13 Boys
·         Most Valuable Player Award Recipient
Congratulations Ethan, Allyra, Krystelle and Akiena   
We are proud of you all.




Quiz Night


What a fabulous night! It was great to see so many faces come along and enjoy themselves.  Congratulations to 2nd place Table Gaston and our winning table, We Met On Tinder!


The P&F Executive and Fundraising Committee would like to thank everyone who made the night a success!  Volunteers, staff, sponsors, donors, suppliers and everyone who purchased tickets and opened their wallets on the night.
The biggest thank you to those who helped throughout the entire event, even staying to help through the enormous clean up: Maria Bellesini, Anna Williams, Ida Romeo, Irene Gianatti, Connie Sciullo, Rosanna Monastra and Tim Autunno.
Thank you to our energetic and loveable Quiz Masters for entertaining us all evening; Carlo Gulluni, Frank Colangelo and Ric Olivieri.
We had so many parents pitch in to help set up on the day, we couldn't have done it without you!  Thanks to Sherrie Giglia, Belinda Zirino, Nicole Mesiti, Emma Yates, Leah Wilson, Fillipa DiCiano, Nicola Tutt, Jess Musca, Rosanna Monastra, Anna Williams, Ida Romeo, Maria Bellesini, Justine Scriva and Irene Gianatti.

Sports Carnival

It's days like this our children will always remember. The fun, the friendly competition and the community spirit leaves us all with beautiful memories. Thank you to every parent who baked, made jelly, picked up supplies, served at lunch or poured cups of tea. You are all appreciated.  A special mention to those who assisted us throughout the entire day: Maria Bellesini, Ida Romeo, Liselle Morgan and Anna Williams.

THANK YOU! - Nicola Cecchele, Sarah Ruggiero, Jenny Allpike and Marisa Gulluni



When:    Thursday 5 October at 7pm
Venue:  Jamocca (Noranda Shopping Centre)
RSVP:   by 28 October to Liselle 0409297193,

Connie 0412036072 or Ida 0409977524.

Let's have a bite to eat and organise the Year 6 Dinner/Dance.  All welcome, more the merrier, many hands make light work etc. 


This has been set for Friday 27 October 8pm, 663 Newcastle Street, Leederville.  Please contact Belinda 0410682991 or Gabrielle 0402140181 for details.



Please see attached information regarding this year's Father and Son Camp.



Term 3

Friday 22 September







Term 4

Wednesday 11 October

Alison Wilathgamuwa, Justine Scriva


Friday 13 October

Rosa Ridolfo, Emma Yates, Simone McGuire


Thank you  for all the help you have given over the Term to our Canteen and to our Students.  Term 4 commences with the Summer Menu.  See attached:




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. 



An iPad is now available for entering the school during school hours. This replaces the sign in book. Please follow these procedures:

  • Sign in and receive a Lanyard or Exit Card
  • Enter the school
  • Sign out and return the Lanyard

All visitors to the school must sign in i.e. Parents dropping things off, Parents picking up students, Volunteers helping Canteen or Class, Students arriving late,  Maintenance workers etc.



There is an approval procedure that must be followed if you are taking your children out of school for several days.  

  • Letter or email must be sent to the Principal and Teacher advising the school of the circumstances of the absence. 
  • School then formally approves the absence with a letter sent to Parents.

It is important to note that the Education Act states that all children need to be at school at all times during the school year.


Prolonged absences should only be taken if it is essential for illness, pastoral and family reasons. In this instance it is a requirement that parents provide a valid explanation, in writing, for children’s

non-attendance at school.


It is also important to note that prolonged absence from school will impact on children’s learning.




Matthew must have been surprised when Jesus walked up to him and said, “Follow me.” He probably fell off the stool in his customs booth!
Matthew, also known as Levi, was a tax collector in the town of Capernaum. Most tax collectors were hated by the Jews because they worked for the Romans, who had conquered the land. A tax collector could use his position honestly or dishonestly. The temptation to use the position to become rich was great. Now do you think the choice of Matthew was surprising? Yet Jesus chose a tax collector to follow him, to learn from him, and to go out and spread the Good News to others.


The call from Jesus was more powerful than the call of wealth. Matthew left his work as tax collector. He invited Jesus to a dinner where other tax collectors (publicans) and sinners were gathered. The Pharisees were upset when they saw this, and they said to the disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus heard them and replied, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous, but sinners.” (See Matthew 9:9–13.)


We know nothing other than that about Matthew from the Scriptures, but we do know that Matthew preached the Good News of Christ, and at least part of the Gospel attributed to him was first written for the Jewish converts in Palestine. There is some uncertainty about where Matthew preached and where and how he died. Some say Matthew went to Persia; some say Syria and Greece, while others say Ethiopia. Yet we can learn much from Matthew. He was a man who knew quite well the power of money. He knew the comfort it could ensure, the recreation it could buy, the luxury it could provide. But he was wise enough to know what it could not do. Money could never give him that sense of peace deep inside. It could never befriend him when he was lonely or give him the strength and courage to go on when all else seemed lost. Money could never buy him forgiveness or love. But the love of Christ could do all this and more.



"We do well to keep in mind the early Christians and our many brothers and sisters throughout history who were filled with joy, unflagging courage and zeal in proclaiming the Gospel. (Evangelii Gaudium...The Joy of the Gospel... #263).




Many thanks to all the families who attended the Enrolment Masses last weekend.  A gentle reminder that enrolment forms submission due date is Thursday 21 September.  Please complete and return your child's enrolment form as soon as possible.  Thank you.


Reconciliation Commitment Masses: 
·  Saturday 14 October at 6.30pm OR
·  Sunday 15 October at 9.30am OR
·  Sunday 15 October at 6.00pm

Reconciliation - Parents Information Night
·  Monday 23 October, 7.00pm at the Parish Centre

Reconciliation Retreat at Schoenstatt Shrine

·  Wednesday  25 October

First Reconciliation and Family Retreat
·  Monday 6 November 5.30pm OR 6.00pm OR 6.30pm or
·  Thursday 9 November at 5.30pm or 6.00pm


Yours in Christ,
Faith Rico


First Communion Photos Now Available for Viewing

All those beautiful memories of the First Communion last week will last a while—the children looked so lovely and the families so happy. Mayfair Photography have delivered the proofs of the photos for viewing. Please come to the Infant Jesus Parish Office, Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm to view the proofs and to place an order if you wish.  Please note that photographing the proofs is NOT permitted, since all photographs are copyrighted to Mayfair.




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.







Archdiocese of Perth



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Further info: Jamie O’Brien 08 9220 5900.

Relationships Australia

 “Mums Raising Teen Girls”

·         The importance of the mother-daughter relationship:
·         How mums can be positive role models for their daughters:
·        How to better understand the challenges of their daughter’s teenage years:
·         How mums can enhance their daughter’s self-esteem 
Date:     Monday 9 October 2017   Time:  6.30pm to 9.00pm                         Where:  22 Southport St, West Leederville
Bookings are essential – please phone 6164 0200 to enrol.
“Dads Raising Teen Girls”

·         Building a positive relationship with your teenage daughter:
·         Issues teenage girls face today:
·         How to cope with the changes in your teenage daughter:
·         What do teenage daughters need from their dads;
·         Practical ways you can help her make better choices.
Date:     Monday 9 October 2017  Time:     6.30pm to 9.00pm                          
Where:  22 Southport St, West Leederville

Bookings are essential – please phone 6164 0200 to enrol.

Sisters of St Joseph

22-24 Sept    ‘COME AND SEE’ - You are Invited to ‘Come and See’ the Josephite Way of Life.   An opportunity for you to explore your dream, vision, pathway in the spirit of Mary and Julian. Sharing from the Sisters - the story so far.  Will you write the next chapter?
When:  22-24 September (Gathering at 5pm on 22 Sept and finishing at 10am on 24 Sept)    

Venue:  ‘Kilmolee at Safety Bay’, 182 Arcadia Drive, Safety Bay 
Enquiries:   Alma Cabassi rsj:, 0419 044 136. (Flyer available, from Laura)
29 Sept  PRAYING OUR EXPERIENCES – growing awareness of God in my every day.  Praying Our Experiences is about recognizing and inviting God in our every day.  This is a directed contemplative gathering, followed by personal reflection time.
Theme:  ‘Angels’ … Angels have been a part of prayer life, liturgy and in Scripture. On this feast of archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, we review the role of angels.          

When: Friday 29 September 2017   Time: 10.30am -12.00noon  
Venue:  Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, South Perth          

RSVP: Essential by Tuesday 26 Sept.  P (08) 9334 0999  

E:  .


Living Eucharistically Nourished and Sent Forth

Conducted by Professor Clare Johnson
On Wednesday 4 October  | 7.00pm – 9.00pm
At Newman Sienna Centre, Doubleview

2017 Calendar Terms 1-4 (updated 17 August).pdf
2017 Calendar Term 4 Parents.pdf
2017 Calendar Term 4 Parents.pdf
Footy Finals Fun Day Volunteer .pdf
Faction Athletic Carnival.pdf
Sausage Sizzle Order Form.pdf
Infant Jesus School Athletics Records 2017.pdf
Infant Jesus School Athletics Records 2017.pdf
Infant Jesus School Athletics Records 2017.pdf
Athletics Carnival Order Form.pdf
Father Son Camp 300817.pdf
Canteen Menu Summer Term 4 2017.docx
2017 Calendar Term 4.pdf
Sisters of St Joseph.pdf
Living Eucharist.pdf