SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

YEAR FIVE EXCURSION

Elizabeth Quay and The Perth Mint

On Monday 22 May, the Year 5 children participated in an excursion to the Perth Mint and Elizabeth Quay.

 

At the Perth Mint the children explored how gold was found in Australia and the importance of gold throughout our history. The children also witnessed the pouring of molten gold in an educational experience provided to us by the Perth Mint. 

 

We then ventured to Elizabeth Quay to explore the urban planning development and the benefits that Elizabeth Quay will bring to Perth; economically, socially and culturally.

 

The children, parents and teachers all had a fantastic day and we were so grateful to have some wonderful weather for this learning experience! 

 

 

 

YEAR THREE EXCURSION

On Monday the Year Three students went to Elizabeth Quay and the Swan Bell Tower as part of their geography studies.

 

 

 

STEAM PARENT NIGHT

Last Thursday night, a STEAM Information Night was held for parents of students in Years 4-6. The focus of the night was to share with parents what STEAM is, why it is important and how it is being implemented at Infant Jesus. Parents then had the chance to ask questions, participate in some STEAM actives and play with some of the technology tools students are using in class including Bee-Bots and Osmos. Another Information Night will be held for parents of students in Years 1-3 tonight. 

 

 

 

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY NEWS

We are the Pastoral Care Ministry for 2017. Our role this year is to care for our students, make a difference to the school and to make sure people are having fun. The people that are representing us for 2017 are; Brian Nguyen, Alexander Barker, Ethan Gonsalves, Jonas Sim, Mitchell O'Bryan, Julian Pinneri, Layla Firns, Noah Ashton, Bayleigh Tonkin, Leah Rossi, Declan Ryan, Sasha Stepanko, Isla Reynolds, Tin Pham and Jonothan Goueff. Our first meeting took place in 6B and we started off with a peaceful prayer. After prayer we brainstormed some things we wanted to do in Pastoral Care such as; Lifelink day, St. Vinnies Winter Appeal, Brother Ollies Ringpulls and Daffodil Day. This year you can #ExpectGreatThings from the Year Six children. We will let you know more about what we are doing later in the term.

 

 

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation draws closer for our Year Six children. This week the children attended their parent/child evening in the parish. This was a fabulous evening spending time together with our parents and more deeply understanding the many fruits and gifts of the sacrament. In class we have been exploring in greater depth, not only the Confirmation Saint we have chosen, but actually thinking about why we would like to be confirmed. Below is also some of our artwork depicting the Pentecost event.

 

I want to be confirmed so that I develop as a person. I want to be more patient, courageous, knowledgeable and have all the different gifts and spirits develop in me, helping me become closer to God and also making me a stronger Christian. I chose my Saint (St Sebastian) because I believe he is one of the bravest people in history. I admire his faith and bravery, how he went into the army and converted many soldiers, how he continued to preach when he was persecuted. Something I would like to work on is my bravery, to express myself and be myself, with worry and stress. I would also like to be even closer to God as to be honest I'm not the most religious person. I want to grow stronger in faith and believe fully in my faith.  Cronan Mulvey

 

I want to be confirmed because it is the last sacrament of initiation and I want to be fully in God’s family and to be guided by him and all the saints in heaven and most of all St Joan of Arc. St Joan of Arc was a very strong person and died for God. I want to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit and get all the fruits and the gifts of the spirit. Ella King

 

I want to become confirmed so I can become closer to God and my love for the Catholic Church will become stronger, I also want to be confirmed so I can become stronger in the different fruits of the spirits. I chose Saint Francis of Assisi because he is the patron Saint of the natural environment and animals, I love animals and the natural environment. I chose St Francis of Assisi so I could be a better person for the community. I also chose St Francis of Assisi because I could find a way to help the community and animals. Nyobi Viheriakoski-Barras

 

I want to be confirmed so that I am fully initiated into the Catholic Church. I chose saint Anthony of Padua, because I was looking at saints for my confirmation and I saw Saint Anthony. Some of the things about him are truly amazing and that inspires me to be like he was and to make a difference in the world. Adrian Brown

 

I want to be confirmed because I want to be closer to God and I want Him to help me to be persistent in the future. My confirmation saint is St Catherine. I chose her because she joined a convent when she was 13 years old, to help her community and is the patron saint of art. I love being creative and I want her to guide me throughout my life to be like her. I am really excited for confirmation because God will continue to look after me. Katia Panicciari

 

 

 

Sport News

RUNNING CLUB

It was wonderful to see so many children at the first week of Running Club trying hard to improve their fitness. Just a reminder that all children are welcome to participate and try and improve their performance at our Cross Country Carnival. Running Club is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am on the School Oval. It will run right up until the Carnival in Week 8 and then it will continue for our Interschool Squad. 

 

 

FACTION CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL

 

A reminder that our Cross Country Carnival will be held at Lightning Park on Friday 16 June (Week 8). More details about race times will be available soon and a permission slip will be coming home shortly.

 

Winter Lightning Carnival

 

Once again our Year 6 children will be competing in Football, Soccer and Netball against other schools in our Association. This carnival will be held on Thursday 22 June with Netball at Noranda Netball Courts and Football and Soccer at Carine Open Space. The Year 6 children have already chosen their sports and are beginning to prepare for the day. A permission slip will go home next week asking for parent help with coaching and umpiring for the different sports. Please advise if you are able to help on the day (No experience needed for coaching!). 

 

 

Michael Sheridan

 

Engagement

 

P&F News

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK FUNDRAISING

 

Infant Jesus School is raising funds. Here's how you can help...

 

We are raising as much as we can to support our technology and Innovation Centre, and we need your help! Order your NEW 2017/2018 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership now. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!

 

 

"The Entertainment Book is such a great way to try new restaurants. It’s also a great opportunity to help community organisations."

 

 

A Sample Book and Order Forms are available in the Front Office if you wish to have a look. 

 

MEDIA RELEASE - Catholic School Parents left in the dark around school funding

 

 

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

INFANT  JESUS FAMILY CAMP  2017 

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. 

3 YEAR OLD  (Pre Kindy) DINNER

Venue:  The Queens

Date:  Friday 9 June

Time:  7.30pm 

RSVP: 6 June to Justyna  jus@dimasi.biz or Facebook

 

YEAR 2 MUMS NIGHT OUT

When:    Saturday 1 July

Time:      8pm

Venue:    Minq Bar Burswood Crown   

Cost:       $40 PP Nibbles/Drinks provided

Contact:   Nicole 0400266755 or Maree 0412336965 for payment

RSVP and Payments by 16 June

Places are limited. To secure your place and in fairness to everyone wanting to attend, this will be a first come first serve basis on receipt of non-refundable $50 deposit on or before 19 June 2017. 

 

Please take your slip and the $50 deposit in an envelope with your name to the school office. The date and time will be noted on the slip. 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

Linda Prestianni 0433 925 857 lindaprestianni@yahoo.com

Ardrian Gonsalves 0403 439 888  ardrian_thurgood@hotmail.com

 
 

Places are limited. To secure your place and in fairness to everyone wanting to attend, this will be a first come first serve basis on receipt of non-refundable $50 deposit on or before 19 June 2017. 

 

Please take your slip and the $50 deposit in an envelope with your name to the school office. The date and time will be noted on the slip. 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

Linda Prestianni 0433 925 857 lindaprestianni@yahoo.com

Ardrian Gonsalves 0403 439 888  ardrian_thurgood@hotmail.com

 
 

 

YEAR 3 COFFEE CATCHUP 

Monday 29 May at Esprezzo Cafe, Noranda Shopping Centre after drop off. 

 

YEAR 3 BRUNCH CATCHUP 

Friday 23 June at Our Table, 180a Grand Promenade, Bedford at 10.30am. 

Please RSVP to Justine or Sherrie for booking numbers

All welcome, see you there!

 

YEAR 4 MUM'S DINNER

Thursday 22 June at 6.30pm

Inglewood Hotel, 803 Beaufort Street, Inglewood.

Come join us for a catch up, something good to eat and a drink or two.

Please RSVP to either Simone simone@epswa.com.au or Tash aarontasha@iinet.net.au to let us know if you will be there.

Canteen Roster

TERM 2

Friday 26 May

Mina Pillera, Marisa Gulluni, Carol Penwald

Monday 29 May

Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli, Belinda Poat

Wednesday 31 May

Louise Murace, Emily Dayan, Jenny Allpike

 

If you cannot do your Roster please arrange with another Parent to do your Roster as a swap. Please also see the attached Canteen Winter Menu for Term 2 and 3.

 

Accountability

MERIT CERTIFICATES 

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 (1 June).

 

We congratulate the following students:

PPB     Leo Astone, Caitlin Au, Joseph Hewlett, Julia Franceschino

PPW    Allegra Papalia, Aiden Caputo, Ariel D'Cunha,

              Jonathan Nguyen

1B         Chloe Gentile, Sarah Kosovich, Francesco Napoli,

              Andrea Rapy

1W       Jake Fioorucci, Charli Ikosipentarhos, Angelo Mammone,

             Tiana Taplin

2B         William Brisbane, Olivia Oakley, Sophie Poat,

              Giacomo Tindakos

2W       Mia Dimasi, Jesse Galvin,  Marcus Herrmann, Tayla Pham

3B        Jayden Nguyen, Nicholas Kularatine, Marcus White,

             Perry Papalazaros

3W       Jean-Paul Rapy, Robert Nguyen, Maddison Giglia,

             Vanessa Au

4B         Amie Notte, Lilliana Herrmann, Emily Poat

4W       Sophie Gaston, Malala Parker, Anton Radice, Alyssa Soh

5B         Victoria Mok, Thomas Egginton, Angel Papalazaros, 

              Rhys de Martini

5W        Bianca Gulluni,  Hannah Penglase, Jules Canoneo,

              Marcus Colonico

6B          Jonas Sim, Liam Gaston, Imogen Bowran

6W        Isaiah Roussety, Hayley Placzek, Elizabeth Farnfield,

              Jonathon Le Goueff

 

PARKING - Admin

Please do not pick up or drop off students in the Admin Carpark. This Carpark is for office business and visitors to the school only. It is not a safe area for students to be at anytime due to the amount of traffic and delivery trucks using the space. Please use the designated pick up and drop off areas.

 

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 Bede the Venerable 25 May

 Saint Bede said of his life, “I have spent the whole of my life . . . devoting all of my pains to the study of the Scriptures, and amid the observances of monastic discipline and the daily task of singing in church, it has ever been my delight to learn or teach or write.” Here was a saint who worked no miracles, saw no visions, and found no new way to God. He won heaven by doing the will of God.

 

Bede was probably born in 672 in England and by the age of seven was in the monastery school. At 29, he was ordained a priest. His gifts for writing and teaching were noticed immediately. He composed 45 books. Thirty were commentaries on Scripture; others were on the lives of the saints and secular subjects. His most widely recognized work was the Ecclesiastical History of the English People, a history of the Church of early England and Ireland. Bede’s whole life was dedicated to faith and learning. He died as simply as he had lived. He summoned the monks to his bed, gave them each homemade gifts, dictated the last line of his book to his secretary, and died singing the Glory Be, his favorite hymn. Saint Bede is the patron of historians.

 

Project Compassion

Thank you for supporting Caritas Australia’s Project Appeal. This year our school community has raised a total of $1212.75 to support people in need.

The money raised will support people living in poverty, challenge unjust structures and empower people to work for a sustainable way of life.

If you would like to make a donation online via the Caritas website at www.caritas.org.au

Parish News

CONFIRMATION RETREAT, FORMAL VISITATION AND MASS PRACTICE

Friday, 9 June starts at 9:00am at Infant Jesus Parish Centre,

Attendance is a MUST! 

 

Please remember to bring a plate to share. Children will be having shared morning tea and lunch. Drinks will be provided.   Please ensure that all food that your children will bring on the retreat day are nut free. 

Food Suggestion: girls to bring sweets and boys to bring savoury food.             

CONFIRMATION MASS

Saturday, 10 June at 12.00pm and at 3.00pm

 

·  Please arrive at least 1hour before the Mass.

 

·   For parents who will serve in the Mass, (readers, collectors, and offertory) please see one of our Sacramental team members as soon as you arrive.

 

·  Please bring your child's Confirmation sash.

 

·   For those who ordered the embroidery service from Tony Nguyen, please contact him directly to arrange time and day for collection, as we do not keep your sash in the parish office. Tony Nguyen’s contact number: 0432 106 404. 

 

For your child’s allocated Mass time, please check your enrolment confirmation email or ring the parish office at 92768500 from Mon to Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm.  

 

Please check your email for all  other important reminders about the Confirmation Retreat and Mass.

Faith Rico

Sacramental Co-ordinator

 

 

 MORLEY YOUTH GROUP

 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