Year Six News

In Religious Education  the children have been looking closely at the vocations people choose such as the lay and faithful.  They have been studying the Kingdom of God and looking at how Catholics proclaim His Kingdom as well as revising the four Pillars of Faith. The students have examined the story of creation and looked at the relationship of the covenant listed both in the Old and New Testaments. 


In the Mathematical Learning Area, the children have been exploring a variety of concepts including investigating the properties of prime, composite, square and triangular numbers, understanding angles and solving problems using all four number operations. They will continue to explore the order of operations, learn how to calculate percentage discounts and convert units of length, mass, capacity. 



In English Learning Area, the children are focusing on writing persuasive texts and learning about the techniques used in advertisements to persuade the buyer. The children are also writing a historical narrative based on their learning in HASS. 


The big conceptual focus for Term Three in Year Six is exploring different cultures within  Australian Society and the many impacts and roles migrants have in establishing Australia. The children's focus will be looking at the many events in Australia’s history that have impacted and changed it to what Australia is today. Our country is an amazing, vibrant and a multicultural place where everyone is lucky to share in many different cultures. 


This term the Year Sixes also went on an excursion to the Maritime Museum which further developed their understanding of the experiences of people who migrated to Australia and the reasons that they migrated. 






Our Book Week Celebrations have been a huge success.  The children have enjoyed the Book Week play, book fair, competitions in the library and the book parade. 


Everyone was highly entertained by the fabulous costumes the children (and the teachers) wore at the Book Parade Assembly.  Well done to all the family members who created them.




A big thankyou to the Jupp, Radacic and Tutt families for donating books from the fair to our Library.


The commission raised from purchases will build upon our wonderful library collection.

Jenny Houwen




Book Week Play       

On Book Week Assembly Play by School Performance Tours called “Read You Can Orang-utan.”


On Wednesday all of the students at Infant Jesus School attended a Book Week play called ‘Read You Can Orang-utan’. The man who ran the show was called  Jerry. He told us some disgusting stories about how two different animals tell other animals that that's their territory. The first animal he taught us about was a lion and they use urine to tell each other who the territory belongs to. The second animal is even grosser than the first one and it is an ant! Ants vomit on each other to tell them it's their territory! That's super gross! 


Jerry brought a fake orange orang-utan which was a girl called Tans.  Jerry chose Estelle from Year Three from the crowd and Tans was supposed to say hello. It was tricky as she couldn't talk and Tan’s tried to eat Estelle! 


Finally, Jerry showed the crowd how to do a magic trick. Miss Duffy called out what to do and Jerry did it. He had to put a phone in a napkin and he had to smash it. But he didn't really smash the phone. 


We rated this show 9.5 out 10. It was funny but was let down by the fact you could see a hole in the back of the orang-utan where he put his hand in to make it move.


-Year Three Students






During the last few weeks the mental maths ideas have focused on strategies for addition including adding one, adding two, counting-on and making ten(s). Another useful strategy for addition is Visualizing A Mental Number Line.

Visualizing A Mental Number Line 

Number lines, such as those found on the wall in many classrooms, are a visual model of our number system and can be very helpful for children who need to see how numbers are logically arranged. If children can close their eyes and visualize a mental number line, this too can be helpful in doing mental math. The best way to help students picture a number line is to post a paper number line in your home where your children can see it and use it regularly when they do mathematics. They will begin to notice all the wonderful number patterns, the twos, the fives, the tens—and many more. If they can then see the number line when they close their eyes, they can use these patterns to do mental math. 



On Monday we were lucky enough to have Miss Carolyn from the City of Bayswater come into the Pre Primary classroom. We enjoyed listening and joining in with the stories, and we especially enjoyed getting up to dance along with one of the stories she shared with us. 

- Pre Primary Students







The camp has been booked for 6th - 8th April 2018 at Point Walter.  More information will be released and registrations will open in term four. 



There are two tables remaining that we were allowed to release!  The committee has decided to open these last tickets for individual purchase. Tickets available for $15 each, please email to book. 



We are still in need of donations to be used as prizes on the night.  In particular wine and chocolates we can include in hampers.


Any businesses who donate vouchers or products will be promoted on facebook and on the night of the event.


Please drop items into the school office or email if you would like us to collect.



We are in need of volunteers to assist at the morning tea and lunch on Infant Jesus Day.  BBQ experts are also required to cook 1,000 sausages.  If you can help please email or speak to your Parent Representative.


Nicola Cecchele - P&F President


Year 3 Dinner

 When:   Friday 1 September 7pm

Where:  Two40Three, Coventry Villag

RSVP:     by 28 August  

Hope to see you all there - Justine & Sherrie 


Year 1 Coffee Catch Up

When:   Friday 1 September at 9.30am 

Where: Slate Cafe, Bennett Springs

RSVP:   Nicole or Kristiif you can attend


Year 5 Parent Dinner

When:    Friday, 8 September at 7pm

Venue:   Italians Restaurant, Morley

RSVP: ASAP, Maria 0410 151 110

Hope you can make it!



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



WOOLWORTHS Earn and Learn

This year we are participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths. From Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 19 September we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school or at your local Woolworths.


At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students – including resources for Maths, English, Science and some fantastic fun supplies for Arts & Craft and Sport. If you’d like to know more visit A box has been placed in the office for you to put your completed sticker sheets.  If you have any questions about this promotion then please come and see me.




Term 3

Friday 18 August

Marisa Gulluni, Lisa McCarthy

Monday 21 August

Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli

Wednesday 23 August

Louise Murace, Emily Dayan


The attached Winter Menu continues for Term 3. 



LOST PROPERTY - Please see the Office if you have lost any of these items:

2 Wallets

1 Baby Ballet Shoe

2 Reading Glasses (Red)

1 Chinese Kickboxing Medal

5 Watches (4 student, 1 adult)

1 Gold Chain

1 Brown Wooden Rosary Beads

1 Silver Holy Spirit Chain (Confirmation)



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 may impact on children’s learning.



Thank you for your donations to the St. Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal. 


We are still continuing to collect ring pulls for Brother Ollie’s Wheelchairs. These ring pulls are donated to Brother Ollie who turns them into wheelchairs for the less fortunate. Any aluminium ring pull can be placed in the green container located near the iLab. 


Thank you. 



As part of the Infant Jesus 'Power of One' initiative, we will be having Kids' Kong classes for Pre-Primary and Years 1-6 children during Term 3.  The classes will be a combination of aerobic fitness and dance, set to music.




Commemorative Wine for Sale - Next Weekend!

To mark our Jubilee Year, we will have four wonderful wines with our own Silver Jubilee label available for you to buy after all Masses next weekend. Two wonderful reds to put away in your cellar, a white and a port—all excellent quality according to our knowledgeable taste testers!


$15 per bottle or 12 bottles @ $13 each. Cartons may be mixed. Great as a gift for family and friends for birthdays or Christmas. Don’t miss out—supplies are limited. For more information phone the office on 9276 8500




Saturday 2nd September 7.30pm


Bring a hot dish to share and join Fr. Sunny for a farewell dinner. Drinks and dessert provided.  If you would like to give Fr. Sunny a parting gift, envelopes will be provided at Masses after the Jubilee. Please RSVP to the parish office.






Sacrament of ​First Eucharist Commitment Masses

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


​19 August at 6:30 pm OR


​20 August at 9:30 am OR


​20 August at 6:00 pm 

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


Parent Information Night

Monday 21 August, 7.00 pm at the Parish Centre - The Sacramental Program requires that at least one parent/guardian attend the parent information night on Monday 21 August, 7.00pm at Infant Jesus Parish Centre. Please note that this meeting is for parents only. Please do not bring children. Please come on time and remember to mark off your child’s name at the registration table in the foyer. Please remember to complete and return the First Holy Communion Mass seat reservation card.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.


Faith Rico




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



Child Protection Week will commence on Sunday 3 September, 2017, and we will officially celebrate Child Protection Sunday on 10 September 2017.


Once again, the Perth Catholic Archdiocese will be the host for the official Western Australian Child Protection Week Event. Child Protection Week is a national week and in every state, one event is chosen by NAPCAN (National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) to be listed as the official state event. As such, the relevant Government Ministers and their CEOs and Directors together with the Commissioner for Police and Executive Director of the Department for Child Protection will be invited to attend. National Awards for Child Protection Agencies will also be announced at the Breakfast by the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA.


Poster Competition

This year the competition for children’s involvement is a poster competition and all the details are attached. Please print off the flyer and start promoting this in your parish. 


There will be a major prize for each age group winner which will be presented to the individual winners at the Child Protection Week Breakfast.


The winning children and a parent will be invited to attend the breakfast event at no charge and their posters will be displayed on the big screen during the prize presentations.


The overall winner will again win an iPad and the exciting news is that the overall winner’s poster will be used to create the official Safeguarding Poster that will then be distributed to all parishes for use in the foyer or hall.  


ALL DETAILS ARE ATTACHED and entries need to be in the Safeguarding Office/Parish Office no later than 19 August 2017 for judging.





The feast of Mary’s Assumption is a preview of what our lives will be. At the end of her earthly life, Mary was assumed, or taken up, into heaven body and soul. She did not have to wait for the end of the world, as we do. God granted her this special privilege because of her sinlessness and her fullness of grace.


The Church has always believed in Mary’s assumption into heaven. But on November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII focused the attention of the whole world on the Assumption of Mary as a dogma and mystery of our faith. This mystery shows us that God wants every human person, body and soul, to be in glory forever, just as Mary is now. This dogma shows how important every single human life is. Pope Plus XII hoped that by thinking about Mary’s Assumption, people all over the world would develop a deeper respect for their own lives and their own bodies. He also hoped that people would grow in respect for the lives of others.




With the Holy Spirit, Mary is always present in the midst of the people. She joined the disciples in praying for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:14) and thus made possible the missionary outburst which took place at Pentecost. She is the Mother of the Church which evangelises, and without her we could never truly understand the spirit of the new evangelisation. (Evangelii Gaudium "Joy of the Gospel" #284).





Together, we raised $11 million for Project Compassion

Dear Friends,

Project Compassion 2017 proved to be yet another extraordinary demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic community and our caring supporters throughout Australia.


Across the country, schools and parishes like yours inspired us with their fundraising efforts. From the traditional pancake races, to Piggytas activities, Vietnamese flower making, baking, Caritas Ks, Caritas Kitchens and many other events, we were truly touched by your support.


Caritas Australia extends our most heartfelt thanks to each and every person, school and parish who support