All the children in Kindy have been enthusiastically participating in a very busy Term Four.
We are will continuing our learning about God’s creation. We will identify these creations and then explore some of them throughout the term. We will investigate rocks, sticks and water, focusing on these wonder questions:
- I wonder which of God’s creatures live in the ocean?
- I wonder what things can float/sink in water?
- I wonder what God wants us to do to look after His world?
- I wonder why God made rocks and sticks?
The Bible stories we will focus on initially are 'Jonah and the Whale' and the story of the 'Five Loaves and Two Fish'. As we near the Christmas season our main focus will be on the Holy Family and the story of the Nativity. The children will have an opportunity to dramatise the story of Jesus’ birth and gain some understanding of the true meaning of Christmas.
Our purpose this term is to consolidate the skills we have developed over the year in the area of Literacy. We will continue to encourage the children to 'have a go' at writing and to write for different purposes. Our language focus will continue to be listening to initial and final sounds through reading big books and joining in rhymes, games and activities.
As Oral Language are also a focus for this term, the children will be bringing home a special Kindy cuddly friend on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. They are to be returned the next Kindy day so that all children can have a go at taking them home throughout the term. The children will be given a bag with their special Kindy 'friend' and a small information pack. This aims to develop each child’s oral language skills and promotes participation and confidence in a whole group situation.
Another focus this term will be to further develop our Maths concepts through consolidating our counting skills and number recognition to 10 and beyond, continuing to develop an awareness of two and three-dimensional shapes and exploring position, investigating mass and capacity and location and orientation. In Science the children will be exploring and identifying objects that float or sink.
The iPads will be used to take photos of their work and to record their learning.
YEAR ONE EXCURSION
Last Friday, 27 October, the children from Year One ‘stepped back in time’ as they visited the Kalamunda History Village. The students explored the historical museum to gain an insight into early settlers’ life. The students discovered Kalamunda’s first state school building, the original post office, a settler’s cottage, an orchard shed and a carriage shed housing a range of older transportation vehicles.
The excursion assisted the children to develop a greater understanding of our local history. Included her are a few observations from the children about the 'olden days.'
I liked going to the shop to buy marbles with my money – Lucas
I liked looking at the old fire truck. We got to go inside the fire truck and pretend to drive - Naethan
I liked the fire engine because it looked like a party bus- Andres
I loved buying the mystery lolly bag at the general store- Marcus
I liked when the fruit got bigger and bigger when it was graded- Julian D.
My favourite part was going to the grader. We had to put fruit in and the lady pressed the button. The fruit started moving and the machine sized how heavy or light the fruit was. After the fruit was sized the machine stopped. - Benjamin
Last Thursday, the Pre-Primary children visited the Perth Zoo. Whilst the weather wasn’t the best, it certainly didn’t ruin our eagerness and excitement to get there. We had a great time on the bus and there was lots of chat about what animals we might see at the zoo.
After arriving, the children gathered into their groups and went off with the task of researching an Australian animal. Some of the animals we researched included; Tasmanian Devil, Kangaroo, Emu and Echidna. The children had to find out where this animal lives, what it eats and its features. They also had to create with a wonder question that they had to find the answer to - for example, “Does a dingo sleep at night?”
After researching their Australian animal, the children had the opportunity to see and explore a range of other animals. Most of us were lucky enough to make our way around the whole zoo, and see animals including elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, and some creepy spiders in the Nocturnal House!
Everyone had a fantastic day and we couldn’t have done it without all the wonderful parent helpers!
PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY
This term the Pastoral Care Ministry will be collecting non-perishable goods for the St Vincent de Paul Society 'Christmas Appeal'. The Christmas Appeal aims to collect non-perishable goods to be given to families in our community who don't have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas. This can be due to financial difficulties, illness, disability, homelessness or isolation. So St Vincent de Paul aims to, with our help, collect goods that can be given to these people with the aim of bringing joy to those less fortunate in our community. So we are asking that all families donate non-perishable goods including:
FOOD (Christmas pudding, tinned food, jelly, jam, long-life milk, tea, coffee, fruit mince pies, cereal, dried fruit, bon bons, candy canes, savoury biscuits, nuts, lollies, milo).
HOMELESS SERVICE HAMPER (Socks, shampoo, body wash, roll on deodorant, thermos cups, thongs, toothpaste and toothbrush)
FAMILY HAMPER (Nappies, cleaning products, washing powder, toiletries and socks).
*It is imperative that all goods are in date and in good condition. Could all donations please be sent to your child's classroom, where they will be collected by the Pastoral Care Ministry each week.
Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.
YEAR 6 GRADUATION THANKSGIVING MASS
On Friday 8 December we celebrate the children’s Graduation from primary school. This ceremony will commence at 9.00am in the School Hall and will be followed with our Thanksgiving Mass at approximately 11.00am at the Infant Jesus Church. This is a very significant time for all the Year 6 children and we are looking forward to seeing parents and many families members join us for this celebration.
CEWA FAMILY FUNDED PROGRAM
Catholic Education Western Australia have partnered with Apple to help families purchase the products their children need in the classroom, and to provide learning and support around Apple products for education.
To purchase the Apple product that your school has specified, visit
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.
We congratulate the following students:
PPB Chiara, Dimasi, Arielle Di Tella, Juliano D'Ovidio
PPW Chloe Zirino, Claudia Scriva, Dimitri Voitot
1B Tamara Joseph, Luca Ortin Sieczka, Julian Kosovich
1W Mario Ruggiero, Julian Panetta, Fletcher Innes, Leon Boby
2B Marco Boni, Elouise Radice
2W Emilio Guluni
3B Jett Levings
3W Austin Tutt, Elijah Erceg
4B Jack Oakley, Ella Delpero, Noah Ortin Sieczka, Dorothy Bao
4W Matilda Meade, Lilly Middleton
5B Van Luong, Tina Nguyen
5W Oliver Rodrigues, Natalie Vo, Daniella Virgo
6B Tin Pham, Matthew Wilson, Nyobi Viheriakoski-Barras
6W Alex Barker, Jayden Rodrigues, Alfred Yip
PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS
Rock Star Disco!
Yay, it’s disco week!! Tickets to the disco have been sent home with your eldest child. Please note that these are for forms and money that were purchased by Friday last week. Any forms handed in this week will not receive tickets. Your childs name will be noted at the door of their selected disco session. Please see the P&F Ladies at the door when you arrive. Thank you!
Father and Son Camp
A massive thank you to JD Roussety and the 2017 Camp Committee for their dedication and effort on this years camp and the irreplaceable memories they have given our families. The boys came back home dirty, exhausted and beyond thrilled! Thank you.
KINDY MUMS CATCHUP
Date: Thursday 9 November
Venue: Brisbane Hotel
PRE - KINDY END OF YEAR FAMILY CATCHUP
Date: Sunday 12 November
Venue: Whistlers Chocolate Company, Swan Valley
RSVP: Justyna 0400656665
YEAR 4 MUM'S END OF YEAR FUNCTION
Date: Sunday 12 November 2017
Venue: Matilda Bay - Site 4
Cost is $50 per person, this includes a beautiful grazing table from Carnival Creations, Champagne, Soft Drink and Water.
If you are thinking about attending, now would be the time to let us know and get your payment to us to secure your place. We do have a maximum for this event, so unfortunately when we reach that we will no longer be able to accept any other bookings. Please let us know you will be attending via email email@example.com. Please contact Simone McGuire on 0414 719 009 to arrange for transfer of your payment. Once payment is received we will email to confirm your place. Thanks ladies, we are looking forward to a wonderful end of year celebration with as many of you as possible.
Tash, Simone. M, Simone. S and Joanna
YEAR 1 END OF YEAR CATCH UP
Friday 17 November
Varsity Project Morley, 33 Rudloc Road, Morley (previously Mean Machines) from 7.30pm.
Partners are more than welcome.
RSVP to either Kristie Di Nella or Nicole Mammone by 6 November
YEAR 5 END OF YEAR DINNER
Date: Friday, 24 November
Venue: Oggi Bar and Eats
300 Walcott Street, Menora
Time: 7 pm
RSVP: asap to Maria 0410 151 110
YEAR 2 CHRISTMAS PARTY
Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Empire Bar Rivervale
Cost: $25-$30 per head
This year we are asking partners to come along, or some of us are going solo. The choice is yours. We will have platters of food on the night. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. RSVP as soon as possible so that we can finalise the price. Payment is due no later than 13 November. Message either Nicole 0400266755 or Maree 0412336965 to confirm. Thank You and hope to see you there .
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER CAMP 2018
The first 2018 MAD Camp meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 November at 7pm at Fast Eddy's Cafe. This is an open meeting, we would love to see some new faces with great ideas!
Sherrie Giglia & Marisa Gulluni Camp Coordinators
FATHER AND SON CAMP
Friday 3 November
Rosa Ridolfo, Emma Yates, Simone McGuire
Monday 6 November
Renae Levings, Paige Di Dio, Olivia Ikos
Wednesday 8 November
Louise Murace, Pramila Crasta
Our Canteen runs with the Summer Menu during Term 4. See attached. We are also in need of helpers on Wednesday Roster. If you are available that would be appreciated.
SPECIAL NOTICE: We are currently organising the Canteen Roster ready for 2018. Can you please advise as soon as possible if you will be available for next year. Thankyou.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Our Year Three children are busily preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation next week. For Catholics, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a celebration. They celebrate that: Jesus forgives all their sins and that Jesus makes them close friends again with God. We believe that through the sacrament sins are forgiven, even those a person has forgotten about.
We continue to pray for our Year Three students as they continue to wonder at their conscience as they prepare for this sacrament.
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
On Wednesday 1 November our whole school gathered as a parish community to celebrate All Saints Day. On this day Catholics honour all those who have entered heaven. Father Greg, in his homily talked about how saints were ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. Our school community is fortunate to have as its focus for this year #ExpectGreatThings. This really calls us to be ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
Family Retreat and Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation
· Monday, 6 November at 5.30pm, 6.00pm and 6.30pm
· Thursday, 9 November at 5.30pm and 6.00pm
Please see your enrolment confirmation email for your allocated date & time.
Please arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes early and remember to cross off your child's name on the list at the parish centre.
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.
THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULS DAY) 2 NOVEMBER
Catholics believe that death can separate people who they love from them for only a while. We are still united with them in the Communion of Saints.
On this feast of All Souls, and throughout the entire month of November, we recall our deceased relatives, friends, and all the faithful departed who may yet be waiting for the full joy of heaven in purgatory. We pray for them, remembering that likewise these people being purified have the power to intercede for us too.
Let perpetual light shine upon them, with your Saints forever, for you are merciful.Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, with your Saints forever, for you are merciful.