YEAR THREE NEWS
Welcome to Term Four! It is hard to believe that there are only nine more weeks of Year Three!
This is a very special term as the children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The children will join the parish on a retreat to Schoenstatt Shrine on Wednesday 25 October. This day is a wonderful opportunity for the children to deepen their faith and discover different ways they can grow closer to God.
In Religion, the children will learn about the special feast of Mary, the Mother of God which occurs on January 1st. They will also study Jesus’ teachings about how people can develop their talents and skills by obeying their parents, and helping others whenever they can. Later in the term our focus will shift towards preparing for Advent through listening to stories about Jesus’ birth and learning that, as Catholics, we celebrate the Season of Advent in preparation for Christmas.
In English, the Year Threes will focus on the precision of language and discover how they can use adverbs, adjectives and verbs to enhance their writing. The children will consolidate their understanding of the structure of texts including narratives, recounts, retells and procedures. Inferential comprehension will continue to be a major focus in reading.
In Mathematics, the children will explore patterns in numbers, with a particular focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will solve sums using Australian money and classify angles in the environment. The children will measure items and organise them using length, capacity and mass as well as convert between common metric measurements.
The Integrated Studies Program will focus on the climatic regions of the world. The Year Threes will learn the difference between climate and weather and apply this new understanding to create a short documentary. They will also look at the different textures and patterns in art as they study collages and recreate their own climatic landscapes. Later in the term, the children will study different holidays and celebrations that occur in our Australian culture. The children will learn about the history of these events and how they impact Australian culture today.
This term during STEAM with Miss Phoebe, the Year Three students will be learning about the important concept of digital citizenship. They will use a mix of iBooks and picture books to reflect on different questions and scenarios relating to aspects of digital citizenship including passwords, online friends and screen time. The students will then spend their STEAM sessions creating and filming a documentary using a variety of technology tools such as iPads, green screens and iMovie. This work will coincide with their humanities work in class about different climates throughout the world.
In Science, Mr Capolingua will teach the children about how heat can be produced in many ways and how it can be transferred from one object to another.
In Physical Education with Mr Sheridan, the Year Three children will be learning the skills required to play Basketball including learning how to bounce the basketball while moving, shooting and how to gain possession of the ball from their opponent.
In Health with Mrs Clementson the students will examine their own eating behaviours and determine which foods they will need to eat more or less of in order to lead a healthier lifestyle. They will also review the amount and type of physical activity they take part in, so that they can reduce the amount of sedentary behaviour and increase their physical activity levels. They will focus on health messages in advertisements and analyse their content, which will help students to become aware of misleading information and marketing gimmicks that are sometimes used to make products attractive and persuade the consumer to purchase the product.
Mrs Boddy has been busy preparing the children for their Assembly item "You're Welcome" from the movie 'Moana' and teaching the children the Finale for the Christmas Concert. The Year Three children will be experiencing teacher directed rehearsals to improve performance and to engage their audience. They will also focus on improving their aural, theory and keyboard skills and pay close attention to binary form.
On the last day of Term Three, iHour presentations were held for Year Four - Six students who participated in the program. iHour is based around one driving question - How can we make our world a better place? Students work together in groups to think of a problem and an innovative solution in five weeks. iHour culminates with a presentation session for students to share their ideas to peers, parents and teachers. Congratulations to the students for their fantastic efforts in iHour last term!
InstaFill Baths - No more wasting time waiting for your bath to fill created and presented by Tahlia, Kieran, Alyssa, Makala, Julian and Emilia.
Let it Grow Solar Tree Planter - A solar tree planting machine created and presented by Amie, Simon, Ben, Antonio, Mathia.
Bully Busters App - Information, tips and outside help to stop bullying created and presented by Alissa, Chloe, Sophia,
Madeline and Jazmyn.
Home Help – Handy vending machines filled with clothes and food for homeless people created and presented by Emma, Sophie,
Aurelia, Marcus and Lucas.
Baby Heart - A singlet and App to track your new born baby's health and well-being created and presented by Christian, Grace, Lilly,
Terry and Emily.
Bridge Your Way Out - A lightweight, portable bridge to prevent any road work traffic jams created and presented by Declan, Sarah,
Ruben, Domenica and Noah.
Credit Chip - A credit card microchip in your finger with pay pass technology created and presented by Elaria, Allyra, Rhys, Thomas
Homework Help Online – An online tutoring App for students in Year 1- 12 created and presented by Chloe, Gabrielle, Nicholas, Declan
Track-E - A tracking solution for your key losing problems created and presented by Liam, Raphael, Derek, Claire and Sasha.
TechnoSleep - A mask to put you to sleep with linked stories and music created and presented by Jed, Alex, Hayley, Gianni and
Reconnect - An App to limit screen time and provide children with after school clubs and activities created and presented by Declan, Vincent, Ella, Adrian and Thomas.
Up Food - A way to reduce food wastage and help homeless shelters created and presented by Layla, Bayleigh, Isaiah, Jackson and Lucas.
At the start of 2017, Infant Jesus School redeveloped the outdated Computer Room into the iLab - a whole school cross curricula makerspace where students from Pre-Primary to Year Six can engage with the Technologies Curriculum and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). At the end of Term Three, the school received notice that this project received grant funding from the Australian Government. This money will be put towards buying robotics equipment for all students to use. Infant Jesus School is excited to continue to embrace new technologies and remain at the forefront of change and innovation.
CPSSA INTERSCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
On Friday 27 October 2017, our Interschool Athletics Squad will tra
Alyssa Soh won first place in the state Acro championships over the holidays. Congratulations Alyssa, well done.
PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS
This years disco will be held Friday 3 November in the Parish Hall and our theme is ROCK STAR! Please see attached flyer to purchase tickets.
PRE PRIMARY PARENTS CHRISTMAS GATHERING
This has been set for Friday 27 October 8pm, 663 Newcastle Street, Leederville. Please contact Belinda 0410682991 or Gabrielle
0402 140 181 for details.
YEAR 4 MUM'S END OF YEAR FUNCTION
Date: Sunday 12 November 2017. Start time is 1pm
Cost is $50 per person, this includes a beautiful grazing table from Carnival Creations, Champagne, Soft Drink and Water.
Location is : Matilda Bay - Site 4
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
FATHER AND SON CAMP
Please see attached information regarding this year's Father and Son Camp.
Friday 13 October
Rosa Ridolfo, Emma Yates, Simone McGuire
Monday 16 October
Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli, Geraldine Soh
Wednesday 18 October
Cheryl Barras, Pramila Crasta
Our Canteen runs with the Summer Menu during Term 4. See attached.
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 Bethany Seiku, Arabella Jackamarra, Addison McCulloch,
PPW Kayla-Poppy McGrath - Hogan, Sebastian Laughlin,
Claudia Spiccia , Aimy Jobin
1B Julian De Silva, Sam Italiano, Aleah Mills, Jonathan Spiccia
1W Andrew Bettles, Olivia Krans
2B Massimo Iannetta, Alessia Pelle
2W Domenico Mammone, Adrian Dimasi
3B Jett Levings
3W Tahliah Gonsalves, Trian Nguyen
4B Leo Gjini, Mathia Nguyen-Le, Sophia Tan.
4W Joseph Kolarikal, Lydia Sammells
5B Carmen Chan, Sofia Bellesini
5W Ruben Dewitt, Xanthia McCarthy, Emma Pham, Sarah Sparks
6B Xander Intervencion, Vincent Sciullo, Declan Ryan
6W James Sammels, Alfred Yip
2017 PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
During Term Three many students from Infant Jesus School participated in the 2017 Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges. This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to share their gifts and talents with the wider community.
The following students received awards that will also be presented at the next assembly on Thursday 19 October.
Victoria Mok, Lilly Jackson, Justin Soh & Aurelia Leach, Jonas Sim & Alex Bao were awarded for a Meritorious Performance in Primary Instrumental Solo/Duet.
Catie Hooper, Emma Pham, Annabelle Di Ciano & Victoria Mok, Lilly Jackson & Grace Modica, Elaria Lillera & Krystelle Marion were awarded for a Excellent Performance in Primary Instrumental Solo/Duet.
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.
FEAST DAY POPE JOHN XXIII - 11 OCTOBER
The twentieth century was an amazing century. Life changed dramatically during those years, mostly for the good. Diseases like polio and smallpox were conquered. People could travel across the world in a day on airplanes and communicate with each other in seconds on the Internet and the telephone. But not everything was great in the twentieth century. It was a century filled with horrible wars that killed millions and with evil leaders—like Stalin in Russia, Mao in China, and Hitler in Germany—who slaughtered tens of millions of people, too. Technology brought us wonderful inventions that made life easier and more fun, but it also brought us weapons that could wipe out half the earth, if they were ever used.
With so much possibility for good and evil, the twentieth century was a time that needed good leaders who could look at the past, present, and future and make good, prudent decisions. Even the church needed leaders like that. Just when we needed it most, God gave us a gift: Pope John XXIII, who was pope for only a short time (1959 to 1963) but who had an amazing impact on the church and the entire world. Of course, John XXIII was not the name he was born with. His parents named him Angelo—Angelo Roncalli, born in 1881 in the northern part of Italy. His family farmed for a living, and Angelo was the oldest boy of twelve brothers and sisters.
When he was a teenager, Angelo decided he wanted to be a priest. He studied in the seminary, where he was most interested in the history of the church. After he was ordained a priest, Angelo expected nothing more out of the rest of his life than that of a normal parish priest back in the part of Italy where he’d grown up. It was what he knew and what he thought God was calling him to. But very soon, it became clear that God had other plans for Angelo.
Over the course of his career, Fr. Angelo held many jobs, some exciting, some difficult. He was a secretary to a bishop for 10 years. He served as a medical worker in battlefields during World War I, and he never forgot the suffering he witnessed there. He represented the church in countries like Bulgaria and Turkey, countries where there were hardly any Catholics, and it was really important to understand and get along with people of different religions.
Finally, when he was 71 years old, Fr. Angelo Roncalli came home. He was appointed to be the leader of the church in the city of Venice, Italy. Fr. Angelo—now archbishop—had come home and, for all he knew, would spend the rest of his life simply tending to the needs of the people of Venice. But once again, God had something else in mind. In 1958, Pope Pius XII died, and, as always happens when a pope dies, all the cardinals of the church gathered to elect a replacement. Much to everyone’s surprise, they elected Angelo Roncalli of Venice. He was seventy-six years old.
Now, you would think that a seventy-six-year-old man would know his place. You’d think he would settle into the Vatican, sit comfortably in his chair, and just hold the fort until God called him home and a younger, more energetic man could get things going. Not quite. Angelo—who was now Pope John XXIII—had plenty of energy and plenty of ideas. The time for action was now. The Spirit was calling, and Pope John XXIII, thinking of the past, present, and future, was going to answer. First of all, John XXIII knew that times had changed, and it was time for popes to stop acting like royalty, which they had been doing for too many years. John was supposed to wear a big, jewelled tiara on his head. He wore it twice. When he went from place to place, he was supposed to sit in a special chair that would be hoisted up onto the shoulders of men who would then carry him. Even though John was a large man and being carried would have been easier than walking, he usually preferred to walk.
Reporters had to interview the previous pope while on their knees in front of him. John stopped that right away. He was the bishop of Rome, so he acted like it, going into the city of Rome and mingling with people. The very first Christmas he was pope, John visited two children’s hospitals in Rome, spending time with sick children, something that people could remember no other pope doing before.
John knew that the Spirit had called him to serve the people of God, not to act like a prince among them. But that wasn’t the only thing he knew had to change. When John XXIII was elected pope, the world was a very different place than it had been even 200 years before. In the past, the church had a lot of power in the world. That wasn’t the case anymore. Nations had much more power than the church and were sometimes using that power to hurt people. John believed that the church needed to speak with a stronger voice so that it could protect all people from war, violence, and poverty.
Other things had changed, too. There were new ways of thinking about the world, ways that had nothing to do with religion or the Bible. Many people had come to believe that the advances of science made faith in God unnecessary. John saw much good in new scientific discoveries, but he also knew that without God we are lost. He wanted to help people who had faith learn how to talk to people who did not have faith in ways they could understand and in ways that would help everyone see the truth of God’s love. In other words, what John XXIII wanted was to open the church up to the world so that the church could spread the good news of Jesus’ love in a way that made sense to people of the new century. It wasn’t the Middle Ages anymore. It was the twentieth century. John wanted the whole world to be able to hear the Good News in twentieth-century words.
John XXIII had a vision and hope. He made a decision based on that hope and based on the virtue of prudence, a virtue that he spoke of a great deal. John—whom today we call Saint John XXIII—believed that Jesus’ love was for everybody in the world.He wanted the church to be a strong voice proclaiming that love in modern times to modern people. He looked to the past, present, and future in making his decision to lead the church in that direction. When we make prudent decisions, that’s exactly what we have to do, too: We should think about the past, understand how our choice will affect us in the future, and listen to God’s voice in our hearts in the present. Popes and kids—we’re all called to be prudent. We’re all called to be wise!
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 (Eph 2:14), the new evangelisation calls on every baptised person to be a peacemaker and a credible witness to a reconciled life. (Evangelii Gaudium...The Joy of the Gospel... #239).
First Reconciliation Commitment Masses - This WeekendA reminder to all families who have enrolled their child for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation at Infant Jesus Parish this year that you are required to attend one of the Commitment Masses listed below:
Saturday 14 October at 6:30 pm OR
Sunday 15 October at 9:30 am OR
Sunday 15 October 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.
Reconciliation - Parents Information Night (Parents Only)
Monday 23 October at 7pm at the Parish Centre
Reconciliation Retreat at Schoenstatt Shirne
Wednesday 25 October
First Reconciliation and Family Retreat
Monday 6 November at 5.30pm or 6pm or 6.30pm or
Thursday 9 November at 5.30pm or 6pm
First Communion Photos Now Available for Viewing
All those beautiful memories of the First Communion 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 School Band - Photo