YEAR ONE LEARNING
This term in Year One the children have been investigating the changes that have taken place in their world through growth and change. The children have continued to build upon their existing relationships with one another and have discovered how they can care for themselves, others and creation.
The Year One Religious Education program for this term began with the unit Loving Others. The children explored the many ways that they use their bodies including their senses. The Year Ones wondered at what their bodies can do, and wondered about God, who created the human body and loves each of them. The children have also discovered how people work by caring for self, others and creation. They have looked at how people belong to many groups. They will then explore how people can come to belong to God’s family through the sacrament of Baptism and have been busy exploring how people in God’s family show they belong by the special action – the Sign of the Cross.
Throughout Term Three, the children have continued to develop their reading and writing skills. When writing, they have explored procedural texts, narratives and recounts. Throughout the term the children have learnt the structure of each text, how they are written and what makes them different. They have been exposed to an array of texts within each genre to immerse them in a language rich program. In Word Study this term the children have continued to build on their sound and letter identification and spelling choices of these sounds. The children have learnt familiar blends, which has supported both their reading and writing development.
This term in Mathematics the Year Ones have continued to develop number sequence skills to and from one hundred. They have counted collections to 100, partitioned numbers using place value, explore different number combinations and identified symbols associated with adding, subtracting and reading a total amount. Throughout the term the children have identified and explored sharing a collection of objects into two equal portions and split an object into two equal pieces, creating an even and fair share. The children have also explored three dimensional shapes. They recognised and classified shapes according to their obvious features. The children have also observed the characteristics of half-hour time while reading time on analogue and digital clocks. In addition, the children have collected, organised and interpreted data by participating in daily graphing through our question of the day.
This term in Geography, the children have explored the natural features of Australian landscapes. They have built on their knowledge of places by identifying the features of various landscapes and discussed how the climate, temperature and rainfall effects these landscapes. The children participated in an excursion to Kings park earlier in the term, where they explored the natural features of Perth and investigated the traditional way of life of the first people who lived here. To complete the inquiry unit, the children have explored the equator and the Northern and Southern hemispheres and described how the position of the hemispheres to the equator impact on the landscapes.
Design & Digital Technologies Geography and English has been integrated with our Digital Technologies program this term. Miss Phoebe has assisted the children in learning how to use Scratch Jr to enable them to represent their understanding of the features of Australian landscapes.
Chemical Science is the topic of study for Term Three, whereby the students have predicted and compared how the shapes of objects made from different materials. They have studied how objects can be physically changed through actions such as bending, stretching and twisting.
In Health the Year Ones have been focussing on describing the changes to their physical appearance, compared to when they were younger. The children have explored the tasks they are allowed to do by themselves and explaining how these have changed since they were younger.
This morning the Infant Jesus School Concert Band performed at Carnevale in Forrest Chase. Carnevale is a street concert in celebration of the role The Arts have in Catholic Education. The Band performed three pieces, ‘Fires of Mazama', ‘Poeme' and ‘Ghosts of the Lost Ship’. The level of musical expertise demonstrated by the band was excellent with many members of the public commenting on their amazing sound.
Many thanks to our band director, Natalie Le Goueff for all of her hard work.
FOOTY FINALS FUN DAY
Tomorrow, Friday 15 September The Wellness Ministry will be holding an afternoon (after lunch) of football and sporting skills. All year levels from Pre-Primary to Year 6 will be placed in different AFL and WAFL teams and will rotate around a variety of activities containing different skills. The children are allowed to wear a piece of clothing of their favourite football team for a gold coin donation. All money raised will go to our Infant Jesus Parish.
This will be a fun afternoon, but we will need some parent helpers to lead the different activities. Please complete the following form to let us know if you can help.
The Wellness Ministry
FACTION ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
As you are aware the Infant Jesus School Athletics Carnival is scheduled for Wednesday 20 September. The details are below.
Athletics Carnival Details:
Venue: Noranda Sporting Complex Athletics
Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017
Year: Levels:Year 1 - Year 6 students (Pre Primary for second half of the day)
Mode of Transport: Westside Bus Company
Departure Time: 8:40am (Pre Primary departing school at 12:00pm)
Return Time: 2:30pm
Information for children:
• Students will need to bring food, water and a hat.
• Students are to wear their sport uniform.
• The children may wear a shirt that is the same colour as their
faction with no other writing, pictures etc. A coloured bib will be
provided where necessary.
• The children may bring running shoes.
• Our Year 6 Leaders will be providing extra support on the day.
• Parents are welcome to attend. Programs will be placed in the
newsletter closer to the day.
• Permission notes have been sent home.
• Permission notes are due back by Friday 15 September
PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS
QUIZ NIGHT INFORMATION
We're so excited for the Quiz tomorrow night! Have you all been studying?
A few reminders for those attending:
- Doors open at 6:30pm
- Quiz starts strictly at 7:00pm
- Parking is available in the pre-primary car park
- Entry into the school will be via the gate between the year 3 classrooms and the library, accessible from the pre-primary carpark
- There are no tickets, please tell the ladies at the door your Table Name and you will be directed to your table
- The quiz is licensed only, strictly NO BYO
- There is a cash only bar selling spirits, beer, wine, cider, soft drinks and a selection of snacks
- Limited pizzas will be available for purchase on the night
- If you have pre-ordered platters they will be delivered to your table after you arrive
- Pre-ordered pizzas will be delivered to your table from 7pm
- This event is CASH ONLY. Please bring cash for silent auction items, drinks and snacks you may wish to purchase. There will be games and a raffle with plenty of great prizes, so be sure to bring your gold coins too
- Round topics for the quiz are : Sport, History, General Knowledge, Music, Science & Technology, Geography, Film & Television, Infant Jesus Knowledge
Best of luck to all attending and we hope you have a wonderful night!
QUIZ NIGHT RAFFLE
Not attending the quiz but would like to take part in the raffle? Our lovely P&F ladies will be in the Piazza and Pre-Primary areas at pick up and drop off tomorrow selling tickets.
QUIZ NIGHT SILENT AUCTION
Bidding has commenced on our silent auction. Please see our facebook page for a full list of items, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have the list sent to you.
ATHLETICS CARNIVAL SAUSAGE SIZZLE
A friendly reminder that the sausage sizzle lunch will be available at the Athletics Carnival next Wednesday for children (Pre-Primary to Year 6), parents and spectators attending the event. The sausage sizzle is pre-order ONLY and all forms must be received by this Friday. Please see form attached.
ATHLETICS CARNIVAL MORNING TEA
A morning tea will be available for purchase on the morning of the carnival. Keep an eye out for faction coloured treats! Please see the girls in the canteen at the oval to purchase.
Nicola Cecchele - P&F President
YEAR 6 CATCH UP
When: Thursday 5 October at 7pm
Venue: Jamocca (Noranda Shopping Centre)
RSVP: by 28 October to Liselle 0409297193,
Connie 0412036072 or Ida 0409977524.
Let's have a bite to eat and organise the Year 6 Dinner/Dance. All welcome, more the merrier, many hands make light work etc.
PRE PRIMARY PARENTS CHRISTMAS GATHERING
This has been set for Friday 27 October 8pm, 663 Newcastle Street, Leederville. Please contact Belinda 0410682991 or Gabrielle 0402140181 for details.
FATHER AND SON CAMP
Please see attached information regarding this year's Father and Son Camp.
Friday 15 September
Rosanna Monastra, Belinda Chami, Sarah Ruggiero
Monday 18 September
Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli, Tracy Caputo
Wednesday 20 September
Sara McMenemy, Alison Wilathgamuwa, Justine Scriva
Friday 22 September
STUDENT FREE DAY - END OF TERM 3
Thank you for all the help you have given over the Term to our Canteen and to our Students.
Term 4 commences with the Summer Menu.
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 - NEW 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.
SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM - Feast day September 13
People who are willing to stand up for what is right and condemn what is evil leave their mark on the world. But they also may find themselves with enemies. John Chrysostom, an eloquent bishop-preacher of the fourth century, understood this.
John was born around 347 in Antioch, Syria. His father died when he was a child, so his mother guided his education. John was a gifted student. At 18, he experienced a religious conversion and began to study the Bible. Three years later, John joined a group of monks in the mountains. He left them to live as a hermit in a cave. But his health suffered, and he returned to Antioch. There others quickly noticed his gifts as a monk, a biblical scholar, and an eloquent speaker. Soon he was ordained to the diaconate and was ordained a priest at 39.
In 397, John was made the bishop-patriarch of Constantinople. He lived a simple life, giving his wealth over for the building of hospitals, and he set about reforming the clergy and the city. He deposed bishops for buying their way into office. John sold much of the expensive furniture in the bishop’s residence and gave the money to those who were poor. He attacked wealthy people for misuse of their riches. John sought to reform the lax clergy, to straighten out the badly managed budget, and to rid the land of violence. His zeal for charity and justice angered the empress, Eudoxia, and provoked the jealousy of Theophilus, the patriarch of Alexandria. John was impeached and exiled. Even though he had the support of Pope Innocent I, John was exiled even farther away and died en route in 407.
The role of a true prophet is to comfort the disturbed and to disturb the comfortable. John Chrysostom did just that.
POPE FRANCIS AND THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL
"The Church proclaims "the Gospel of peace" (Eph 6:15) and she wishes to cooperate with all national and international authorities in safeguarding this immense universal good. By preaching Jesus Christ, who is himself peace (cf. Eph 2:14). (Evangelii Gaudium...The Joy of the Gospel... #239).
Congratulations to all the 72 children who received the Sacrament of First Eucharist this weekend, Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September. We thank all the families for coming and for supporting the children in their faith journey.
We thank everyone who has been involved in this very important celebration. We especially thank the children’s teachers, Ms Stephanie Duffy and Ms Rebecca O'Connor and all the parish catechist teachers for their wonderful work in the children's preparation.
Special thanks to our Parish Priest Fr Greg Burke, Fr Sunny Abraham, Fr Tadgh Tierney and Fr John Pallippadan, School Principal Mr Paul Hille, PREP Co-ordinator Mrs Sue Goodwin, School Deputies, Mr Frank Colangelo, Miss Clare Moffat and Ms Melissa Myles for their continuous support in the program. We also thank the 24/7 Youth Ministry group who facilitated the children's retreat. We also acknowledge the support and help of Mrs Billie Dewitt, Mrs Angela Youens, Mrs Cheryl Macpherson, Mrs Chris Andrews and all the parish and school staff and volunteers.
Thank you all very much.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
ENROLMENT MASSES -THIS WEEKEND
Families who wish to enroll their child in the Sacrament of Reconciliation this year will need to attend one of the Enrollment Masses below.
· Saturday 16 Sept at 6.30pm OR
· Sunday 17 Sept at 9.30am OR
· Sunday 17 Sept at 6.00pm
Please remember to register your child's name at the church foyer before or after the Mass.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
RECONCILIATION COMMITMENT MASSES:
· Saturday 14 Oct at 6.30pm OR
· Sunday 15 Oct at 9.30am OR
· Sunday 15 Oct at 6.00pm
RECONCILIATION-PARENTS INFORMATION NIGHT
· MONDAY 23 OCTOBER, 7.00PM AT THE PARISH CENTRE
RECONCILIATION RETREAT AT SCHOENSTATT SHRINE
· WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER
FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FAMILY RETREAT
· MONDAY 6 NOV 5.30PM OR 6.00PM OR 6.30PM OR
· THURSDAY 9 NOV AT 5.30PM OR AT 6.00PM
Yours in Christ,
FIRST COMMUNION PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING.
All those beautiful memories of the First Communion last week will last a while—the children looked so lovely and the families so happy. Mayfair Photography have delivered the proofs of the photos for viewing. Please come to the Infant Jesus Parish Office, Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm to view the proofs and to place an order if you wish. Please note that photographing the proofs is NOT permitted, since all photographs are copyrighted to Mayfair.
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.
GOD IS THERE WAITING FOR ME TO TUNE IN!
God gave me such a sense of His watchful presence
Mary MacKillop 1871
The Sufi mystics tell of some confused and worried fish that spent all their time swimming around and around searching for the sea. One day, they came upon a fish noted for its great wisdom.
“Where is the sea?” they anxiously asked.
“Stop being so anxious and busy.
Don’t you realise you are already in the sea?”
It’s easy to identify with those anxious and busy fish! Mary MacKillop is telling us to live in the Loving Presence of a Divine Someone else.
If we have love in our hearts, we shall have God with us
Mary MacKillop 1890
God is not an optional extra, but is the Great Reality behind the small realities of each day.
God is a ‘watchful presence’, always alive and active and present for us. Do we need to take a specific time each day to remember we live in the Love Mystery?
Lean on God more and less on ourselves…
Mary MacKillop 1877
My presence will go with you (Exodus 33:14)