Important Dates and Correspondence
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Saturday First Eucharist Enrolment Mass 6.30pm
Sunday First Eucharist Enrolment Masses 9.30am and 23 July 6pm
Tuesday Interschool Cross Country
27 July Performing Arts
Monday School Photos
Tuesday School Photos
Thursday Parish Mass Yrs 1 and 6
Our tentative dates for Student Free Days for 2017 are as follows:
Term 3 - Monday 17 July
Term 3 - Friday 22 September
Term 4 - Monday 9 October
Parents need to note that these days may change, due to availability of PD requests for staff.
Uniforms can be purchased from Lowes located at the Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre.
Lowes have advised that any quality issues regarding uniforms can be addressed with their Mirrabooka Store directly and exchanges will be made on faulty stock. New shipments will be arriving soon with all stock and sizing available.
For opening times and online orders go to www.lowesschoolwear.com.au
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 3.
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
Welcome to the start of another school term. I hope all families were able to spend some time together over the two-week break and stay warm and dry. It was very pleasing to see all children returning to school happy, enthusiastic and revitalised. Let’s hope this attitude continues throughout the term. No doubt, the children were eager to return to school to catch up with friends. Mums and dads were probably just as keen!
As we have just returned from the winter holidays I have been reflecting on the fact that teachers are often ‘teased’ for their numerous holidays. However, as most of you would know, or perhaps even expect, teachers spend a great deal of their down time engaged in their work of preparation, research and learning, either at home or on site.
Teaching is a very complex activity and in recent years this complexity has increased. Schools were established in the Industrial Age to prepare young people for manual labour on farms and in factories. The learning was a ‘one size fits all’ model.
Today we live in a ‘knowledge age’ where technologies link people together in very different ways. Our challenge in the 21st century is to personalise the learning for each student. One size no longer fits everyone. Research indicates that high quality student outcomes result if learning is focused on intellectual work that is challenging, where quality learning environments are provided and when students understand that their learning matters.
The teachers at Infant Jesus School regularly engage in educational conversations and professional learning to enhance their capacity to provide quality learning and teaching. They are to be commended for the time and energy they give to their work and to updating their professional knowledge. Teachers spend a great deal of time outside school hours reflecting on their teaching, undertaking professional learning and reading current educational research literature. The reason these activities are so important is that teachers are committed to enhancing their practice to improve the learning outcomes for each student at our school.
As we begin a new semester, I encourage all students to continue to work hard over the term, consistently applying themselves to their studies and taking pride in ‘their school’ and their endeavours. I believe that education is a partnership and effective communication is important. Research shows, that when schools and parents work closely together children are more likely to be successful. It is important that teachers and parents continue to work together to ensure the best outcomes for the students at our school.
For the Mass and the Eucharist to be life-giving for us as Christian people, we need to give them our total attention. Our hearts and minds need to be fully open to Christ living in us, to us assuming the mind of Christ and taking Christ’s values with us into our daily lives. Then the Eucharist can change us into people who are good, unifying and loving; then Christ can walk beside us as our strength and our food for the journey and enable us to become witnesses of hope.
Staff have lived out Christian Witness this year by giving of their own time and assisting at the parish, running prayer groups, cooking for those in need, organising before and after school activities, assisting in sacramental program and more.
The initiative will continue in the second semester with staff volunteering in various ways. Through this program we hope that this in turn inspires our children and others in the community to serve others, assist when they see a need and share their gifts and passions with others.
The choral performances are as follows:
The Infant Jesus Choir
Monday 7 August (11.15am-12noon)
St Benedict's Parish Church, Applecross
The Infant Jesus Choir & The Year 4 Choir
Tuesday 22 August (2.45pm-4.00pm)
Vasto Club, Balcatta
Infant Jesus Concert Band
In the afternoon, teachers will supervise the departure of students at the school carpark until 3.20pm. Any child remaining at school after this time will be required to report to the school office and stay there until they are collected. Please note that the office closes at 4.00pm. Thank you for co-operation in this matter.
Thank you for co-operation in this matter.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the new Infant Jesus Church. Fr Sunny and the assistant priests, along with the Parish Council and the various active committees within the church are planning for a big celebration to recognise the occasion. Three bishops, including Archbishop Costelloe will be attending the Masses over the weekend of 26 & 27 August.
We pray for the following families who have had bereavements during the holidays:
The Nicoletto Family in the sad loss of their Mother and Grandmother Bernadette who recently passed away. Bernadette was a teacher at Infant Jesus School for many years and also an active member of the Parish. She will be missed by many.
The Hooper Family (Catie 5W) in the sudden loss of their Grandfather Ron Lakey who was often at Infant Jesus School helping out.
The Rozario Family (Ava 2B) in the sad loss of their beloved Grandmother who recently passed away suddenly and will be greatly missed.
The Monastra Family (Christian 5B) in the loss of their Grandfather whose funeral was last week.
The Andre Family (Chloe 3B) in the loss of their Grandfather who recently passed away.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon them may they rest in peace. Amen
Blessings and congratulations to the Ferrara Family (Ava and Zak PKB1) as they welcome their little sister Zoe into their family.
2017 SCHOOL PHOTOS INFORMATION
Our photographers for this year are Masters School Portraits. This year MSP are giving the schools the opportunity to go 100% online. Students will be issued with an online ordering instruction slip and unique student ordering code for parents to follow and place their orders online via the MSP website. To do this you have a "Shootkey" code on your information slip to use. No pre paid envelopes will be issued.
Forms for family portraits are available from the school office.
All children need to be dressed in the full winter uniform for their photo days.
Saturday 22 July
Sunday 23 July
Monday 31 July
Tuesday 1 August
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Following on from the Year Three's learning of the geography of Australia, this term the children will be exploring the countries that surround our great nation. They will discover different cultures, food, climates and look at how places are both similar and different.
In Religion, the children will explore their feelings and how their feelings affect the way they behave. They will identify different feelings Jesus experienced and explore the loving actions Jesus expressed towards all people. The children will learn the Parable of the Pharisee, the Tax Collector and the responses to The Angelus.
During English, the children will continue to focus upon the reading skills of comprehension, accuracy, fluency and vocabulary by reading fiction and non-fiction texts including novels, newspapers and reports. As the children’s reading has progressed they are now encouraged to choose novels from the library to read as a way of continuing to challenge their comprehension skills.
The children will be exposed to a variety of letter writing styles as they explore and write letters, emails and invitations. They will also study the structure of explanations and the importance of precision in language when conveying information.
All year the children have been working hard to memorise their times tables and will use these skills to gain an understanding of the processes of multiplication and division in Mathematics. The children will continue to develop their skills of addition and subtraction and consolidate their ability to work with large numbers. The students will learn to apply their knowledge of the four operations to solve written problems and apply these skills to monetary values.
The Year Three Integrated Studies program will focus on the children understanding the location of some of the countries that surround Australia. The children will explore how people in these countries live, how the climate changes in relation to the environment and what flora and fauna live there. They will compare the lives of these citizens to their own and look at the similarities and differences of different countries.
This semester the children will begin studying protective behaviours. The aim of this program is for the children to be equipped with the skills necessary for protecting themselves. We encourage you to talk to your child about what they are learning.
In Health with Mrs Clementson, the children will be focussing on the physical, social and emotional changes that may occur as individuals grow older and identifying strategies to manage these changes. Showing empathy and respect for the rights of others and ways in which the children can support one another when faced with challenging situations, will also be an area of focus.
In Science with Mr Capolingua, the children will be learning about chemical sciences. They will be exploring different changes of state and how a solid and liquid can be transformed by adding or removing heat.
This term the children will welcome a new Italian teacher, Signora Bruna Formato. They will continue to develop their skills in reading, writing and communication in Italian with Signora Formato.
In Physical Education with Mr Sheridan, this term the Year Three children will be preparing for the Athletics Carnival. They will be practising their sprints, throws and team games including Leader ball, Tunnel ball, Flag Relay and Egg and Spoon. Each child will be encouraged to beat their personal bests. The children will also be looking at the benefits of Physical Education for maintaining a healthy weight and preventing some diseases.
This Term in Music with Mrs Boddy, the children will be developing and consolidating their theory and aural skills through improvising, composing and playing music on the keyboard.
They will also be investigating and responding to the Traditional Music of Australia’s neighbours: Indonesia, Bali, China, Tibet and Taiwan. In the latter half of the term the students will also be developing and enhancing their performance techniques in preparation for their Assembly item “You’re Welcome” from Moana.
The Year 4 children were visited by Jacquie and Miss Paulik from the Constitutional Centre. The ladies spoke to the children about how the local government provides a range of services for us. The children participated in games and quizzes and thoroughly enjoyed the incursion.
It is important that everybody learn to do some calculations mentally when paper and pencil or a calculator is not handy. Over the next few weeks we will be look at the development of beginning mental math strategies that a parent might help a child learn at home.
Our top long distance runners from last term’s Cross Country Carnival have been chosen to represent our school at the CPSSA Interschool Cross Country Carnival. This is a great opportunity to challenge themselves against the best long distance runners from other schools in our association. The details of the carnival are below.
Tuesday 25 July 2017
Alderbury Reserve, Perry Lakes (Near Hockey Clubrooms)
10:15am – 1:20pm. First event starts at 11:00am and presentations at 1:00pm
A note has been sent home with the children that will be racing and I ask that these are returned by tomorrow (Friday 21 July). Running Club will start up again for these children at 8:00am Friday and Monday morning.
Any questions about the day please come and see me.
The Pastoral Care Ministry has decided to bring back collecting ring pulls for Brother Ollie's Wheelchair for Kids. We find this cause a simple, but effective way to use excess ring pulls – rather than throwing them out. The aluminium is then used to make the frames of wheelchairs for kids. We are very eager to start and hope our ideas will be appealing to all. There are posters which will be displayed around our school community.
The Performing Arts Festival is now upon us with the opening Mass scheduled for this Friday at our Infant Jesus Parish. Parental support in ensuring all children attend the rehearsals in the lead up to the each performance is greatly appreciated.
The important calendar dates are listed below:
Performing Arts Assembly Showcase
Thursday 27th July (Week 2)
The Infant Jesus Choir:
7th August 2017 (Monday)
11:15 - 12:00
St Benedict’s Parish Church, Applecross
The Infant Jesus Choir & The Year 4 Choir:
22nd August 2017 (Tuesday)
2:45 - 4:00
Vasto Club, Balcatta
Infant Jesus Concert Band
22nd August 2017
7:00 - 9:30
Newman College, Marist Auditorium
A program to help children adjust and learn ways of coping with loss and grief or other significant changes in their lives. Further information and participation consent form is attached.
Penny Storey - Social Worker
Infant Jesus School will be offering the Tuning in to Kids parent program over six weeks, commencing in Term 3, Week 3. Further information and registration form is attached.
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK FUNDRAISING
Infant Jesus School is raising funds. Here's how you can help...
A Sample Book and Order Forms are available in the Front Office if you wish to have a look.
Nicola Cecchele - P&F President
FATHER SON CAMP 2017
Please see attached information regarding this year's Father Son Camp.
INFANT JESUS FAMILY CAMP 2017
All Registrations and Deposit need to be in by 31 July
Family Camp is a great opportunity to make new friends, experience a bit of the Infant Jesus tradition and this year's theme is "Heroes and Villains".
Venue: Point Peron, Rockingham
Date: Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October. (not the long weekend and 2 nights only)
Anticipated cost of $350 per family (this may change after budget confirmation) includes accommodation, all meals, all indoor/outdoor activities and of course lots of fun and laughter.
We are also asking if anyone has any items (figurines, posters, etc) in relation to the Heroes and Villains theme that you no longer use or need and are willing to donate. We will gladly collect. Please contact Ardrian on 0403439888.
We look forward to seeing you all there, especially NEW families, so start spreading the word! Any queries please don't hesitate to contact
YEAR 6 PARENTS DINNER
Saturday the 29 July at Italians Restaurant on Walter Rd
Both parents welcome 2 course menu $44 pp
BYO available and dessert extra
Love to see you all there….
RSVP Connie 0403 345 235
Liselle 0409 297 193 or Ida 0409 977 524
Friday 21 July
Rosa Ridolfo, Patricia Rivera, Lisa McCarthy
Monday 24 July
Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli, Geraldine Soh
Wednesday 26 July
Marisol Rapy, Jenny Allpike, Sara McMenemy
The attached Winter Menu continues for Term 3.
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 (27 July).
We congratulate the following students:
PPB Amelia Chin, Stella Prokscha, Seth Vu, Arianna Celona
PPW Aaron Dattilo, Laila Tartaglia, Oliver Ashton, Thy Truong
1B Eva Autunno, Carmen de Mello, Kaelan McDonnell,
1W Taryn Henderson, Alexander Wallace, Julian Barbas
2B Joseph Franceschino, Keira Fruvall, Maria-Fe Gibson,
Karl Gomes, Georgia Mammone
2W Armanii Papa, Bridget Caputo, Jaxon Ramsay,
3B Gabriella Jackamarra, Sayla Buckley, Chloe Andre,
3W Holly Capone, Akira Teo, Thomas Allpike
4B Lydia Brisbane, Kristy Nguyen, Dan Pham
4W Rosaria Mammone, Emilia Olivieri, Domenic Pugliese,
5B Amara Thaung, Lucas Dattilo, Amelia Contrusceri
5W Alexsia Alvaro, Domenica Italiano, Jairus Linquist
6B Thomas Bettles, Adrian Brown, Julian Pinneri
6W Massimo Cecchele-Jones, Alex Bao, Ethan Gonsalves
On one side of the mountaintop, the priests of Baal stood next to the stone altar dedicated to their false god. They had been praying aloud all day, but no god had answered them. On the other side, the prophet Elijah stood alone next to a stone altar dedicated to the Lord God, Yahweh. That day Yahweh sent fire from heaven onto the altar, proving that he, Yahweh, was the one true God. The Old Testament records this showdown on Mount Carmel in northern Palestine (1 Kings 18:16–39).
During the many centuries between that event and the year 1156, people who wanted a quiet place to pray and to live close to God began to come together on Mount Carmel. A large monastery was built there to honor the Mother of God. The members of the monastery were called Carmelites.
In 1251, according to the tradition of the Carmelites, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Simon Stock, the sixth general, or person in charge of the Carmelite Order, and gave him a scapular. The scapular was a long piece of cloth worn over the shoulders and hanging, in front and in back, down to the ankles. After that, all the members of that Carmelite community wore scapulars. Today some religious men and women still wear the full scapular. Some people wear a small scapular made of two small pieces of cloth connected by narrow cord or braid. It, too, is worn over the shoulders. Wearing a scapular medal or the shortened scapular is a way of honoring the Blessed Mother. July 16 is a major feast for all Carmelite priests and sisters.
POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS
"There is a Marian "style" to the Church's work of evangelisation. Whenever we look to Mary, we come to believe once again in the revolutionary nature of love and tenderness. In her we see that humility and tenderness are not virtues of the weak but of the strong who need not treat others poorly in order to feel important themselves."
(From The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) by Pope Francis #288)
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM - FIRST EUCHARIST ENROLMENT MASSES
All parents who wish to enrol their child for the Sacrament of First Eucharist at Infant Jesus Church this year are required to attend ONE of the following enrolment Masses:
Saturday 22 July 2017 at 6.30pm OR
Sunday 23 July 2017 at 9.30am OR
Sunday 23 July 2017 at 6.00pm
When you arrive at your chosen Mass, please register at the registration table in the church foyer:
1. your child’s name
2. a contact phone number
3. an email address
During the Mass the parish priest will invite the children to the front, he will hand them an envelope containing the necessary forms, letters and information.
The parish priest will then bless the children and send them back to their seats.
Enrolment form submission starts on Monday 24 July till Thursday 27 July from 9.30am- 12.30pm at the parish office.
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
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School Bag, Skirt, Tie, Summer Dresses, Tracksuit.
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