YEAR 6 NEWS
Welcome back to school for Term 4. As you are aware, this is the final in your Year Six child’s primary school journey.
Thank you for your participation with our Learning Journeys. We enjoyed observing and listening to the confidence displayed by the children as they discussed their learning with you. The children value the time spent with parents and as educators we never underestimate the importance of children sharing their learning with their parents. The active involvement of parents is essential in the development and formation of your child’s education.
As part of our Religious Education and Health programmes, the Year Six children will be covering aspects of human sexuality and relationships during the next few weeks. Often Year Six children are aware of these topics from a variety of sources. It is important to note that education of children in human sexuality is primarily the right of parents. The school supports parents in this area and the Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services from the Archdiocese of Perth. Family Life have the privileged role of complimenting the efforts of parents and the school by providing programs for both parents and children which support the personal development and Christian values of each child.
In the English Learning Area, we will continue to consolidate the writing of different genres and to work within our individualised literacy groups to further develop our skills in reading comprehension. We will be creating historical narratives early this term and the children are looking forward to sharing them with you.
In the Mathematics Learning Area, the children will be consolidating their understanding of number and algebra, statistics and probability and measurement and geometry. Problem solving will continue to be a focus in small groups with the support of Mrs Tampalini.
In HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences), we will be focusing on Business and Economics with Sustainability and Fair Trade as our focus. The children will research this topic and create their own food to market and sell. This will be the driver of our Literacy activities.
In Music, the children shall be developing and consolidating their aural and theory skills paying close attention to the Pentatonic, Major and Minor Scales. They will be creating their own compositions and performing them for the class and completing their research and interviews of famous composers throughout the ages. They will be reviewing rehearsal processes to improve their musical performances for their Graduation and the Christmas Concert.
This term during STEAM sessions, the Year Six students will be exploring simple circuits with the help of Makey Makey Kits and LittleBits. Makey Makey Kits turn every-day objects into a keyboard for a computer as they work with conductive materials to carry electricity to create a simple circuit. Students will first use the Makey Makey kits to play the piano with a piece of fruit! Along with using the Makey Makey Kits, students will use LittleBits to go follow the engineering process from designing, building, testing and improving inventions while using simple circuits.
During Science this term, the children will be exploring Physical Science. Electrical energy can be transformed and transferred in electrical circuits and can be generated for a range of sources. We will be investigating different electrical conductors and insulators, exploring how moving air and water can turn turbines to generate energy and features of electrical devices such as switches and light globes.
The Year Six children will also participate in dance lessons, which started yesterday, to prepare them for their formal dinner dance. This dinner dance will be held on Friday 1 December.
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.
CHISHOLM CATHOLIC COLLEGE ENROLMENTS IN YEAR 7 2020
The Parents of Year 4 students are invited to join their sons and daughters for a presentation about Chisholm Catholic College, which includes a screening of a 10 minute DVD about the College.
The presentation will take place at Infant Jesus School on Tuesday, 31 October at 11.00am.
Chisholm Catholic College senior staff and current Year 7 students, who have formerly attended our school will give the presentation and answer any of your questions.
Applications are now invited from parents of Year 4 children for entry into Chisholm Catholic College. The first round of applications close on Friday 16 March 2018 .
The U/12 WA State Tennis Team won a bronze medal at the National Bruce Cup Championships held in Shepparton, Victoria. Layla Firns (6W) was part of that team. It is a huge effort by the team. Everyone played exceptionally well and the team exceeded all expectations. Well done Layla and all the team.
PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS
Ticket forms to this years Rock Star Disco must be received by this Friday 27 October. Please see attached form to purchase.
Our wonderful Parent Rep Nicole Mammone has kindly been sorting the lost property box and she has returned all labelled items to their owners. There are several jackets/jumpers that have no name or a name which can’t be read. If your child is missing an item, please check the lost property box outside the iLab at your earliest convenience.
PRE - PRIMARY PARENTS CHRISTMAS GATHERING
Date: Friday 27 October
Venue: 663 Newcastle Street, Leederville
Please contact Belinda 0410682991 or Gabrielle 0402 140 181 for details.
YEAR 3 MUMS MOVIE NIGHT
6pm Wednesday 1 November at Greater Union Morley Galleria. All welcome. Tickets available at: http://bit.ly/2gasjuK
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 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!
Sherrie Giglia & Marisa Gulluni Camp Coordinators
FATHER AND SON CAMP
Please see attached information regarding this year's Father and Son Camp.
Friday 27 October
Belinda Chami, Billie Dewitt, Rosanna Monastra
Monday 30 October
Nicole Mesiti, Tracy Caputo, Leah Wilson
Wednesday 1 November
Alison Wilathgamuwa, Justine Scriva
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.
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.
VISITING THE SCHOOL - SIGN IN PROCEDURES
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.
PROLONGED ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL OF A STUDENT DURING SCHOOL TERM
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.
WHOLE SCHOOL MASS
On Wednesday 1 November the whole school will gather to celebrate the Feast of All Saints at the 9.00am Mass at the Infant Jesus Church. This is very significant feast in the Church year and calls us to recognise and remember all those who lived their life serving God. All parents are very welcome to join us for this special celebration.
SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION
Yesterday the children preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time attended a Retreat at Schoenstatt Shrine.
This is a recount of the day.
It was 8:30am on Wednesday the 25th of October 2017. My friends, teachers, the catechist children and I jumped on the bus and drove to the shrine where we learnt about Reconciliation as we are preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
First we had the bus trip! It was a long, long journey and took an hour. When we arrived we walked to a door and met Sister Lisette and Mr Henry. We watched a long video together. We chatted a lot and ran out of time. Then it was time for recess!
After recess we lined up at a gate and went into a small room. We were about to make a prayer rock. They were so easy to make. Then we lined up and went into a bigger room where we made a love heart person. Later on Father Greg came. He told us about the Seven Sacraments and taught us all about Reconciliation.
Soon it was lunchtime and we were allowed to have a big, fun play. Soon after we got to go to the chapel. The chapel has been around for 25 years since people built it. When we went in it was very tiny! Sister Lisette taught us how to be dragon warriors and also told us about God’s greatest treasure. We left the chapel and got to go and build the safest place for a sheep to live. When we finished we got to keep our sheep. It was time to come back to school.
I had a great time and I wish I could to back! My favourite was going into the chapel.
Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2017
We thank all the parents who came to the First Reconciliation-Parents' Information night last Monday 23 October. We have been blessed to have Fr Gregory Donovan as our main speaker this year as he presented to us the love, mercy and overflowing grace of our Holy Father through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
A gentle reminder to all the parents who missed the Parents Information night that a rerun meeting will be held this coming Saturday, 28 October at 9.30am in the parish library. Everyone is encouraged to attend, Fr Greg Burke will be the presenter. Thank you and we hope to see you there.
Important Dates to Remember:
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 School Band - Photos from Jubilee Mass
These photos are now available for viewing on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uSOlPeL5OFflf0G12
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.
FEAST DAY SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE 28 OCTOBER
How do you feel when you are chosen to do something important? Honored, surprised, nervous? Some of the apostles must have felt as you do.
After spending much time in prayer, Jesus decided to choose 12 men, 12 rather unlikely candidates, who would be his apostles and proclaim the Kingdom of God to all people. Simon the Zealot was one who was called. The Zealots were a Jewish group who believed that the promise of the Messiah meant a free and independent Jewish nation where they would never have to pay taxes to the Romans again. Some Zealots were also very concerned that the spiritual ideals of their religion be kept. But others in the group acted more like modern-day terrorists by raiding, killing, and inciting riots. Simon was known as “the zealot” to distinguish him from Simon Peter.
At the same time, Jesus called Jude Thaddeus, brother of James, most likely a fisherman by trade. Along with 10 other men, these two followed Jesus, lived with him, fled when he underwent his Passion, and rejoiced when he rose from the dead. At Pentecost they were filled with the Spirit and a burning desire to spread the Good News to all.
Jude travelled to Mesopotamia to preach, and Simon went to Egypt. Eventually they both ended up in Persia, modern-day Iran. There they worked together evangelising the people until they were both martyred. These two unlikely candidates for apostleship finally witnessed to the risen Lord with their lives.
Traditionally Saint Jude the Apostle is identified with the author of the Letter of Jude in the New Testament. He has also come to be known as the saint of hopeless cases.
(Picture St Jude Thaddeus)
POPE FRANCIS AND THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL
"The salvation which God offers us is the work of his mercy. No human efforts, however good they may be, can enable us to merit so great a gift. God, by his sheer grace, draws us to himself and makes us one with him." (Evangelii Gaudium...The Joy of the Gospel... #112).