SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

PRE-PRIMARY NEWS

This term our integrated focus is fairy-tales. This program enhances the children’s experiences and further develops the learning content. It also provides us the opportunity to explore all learning areas in a holistic, authentic approach.

 

This term we welcomed Christine Padua to the PPW classroom as she works towards completing her final teaching placement. Christine has built wonderful relationships with the children and has many exciting learning experiences to engage the children.

 

This term in Religion, we will be exploring the units of Family, Church and Community and Celebrate. The Family unit explores the concepts of who members of our family are, their roles and how we show them love. We also learn about Jesus and his family, how Jesus showed his family love and the special things he may have done with his family. From there, the focus shifts to the Church and the Community, as we learn about our school community, community groups we belong to and the special community of God’s family, The Church. Finally, our term will finish with the unit Celebration as we explore how we celebrate with our families, within our community and at Church. As part of this unit we will also look at other cultures and how different cultures celebrate.

 

The Religious Education units we are learning about this term have a strong connection with Humanities and Social Sciences as they connect with the family structures, the family cultures/traditions, as well as the geographical knowledge and understandings of the place we live in and the communities we belong to. As the term progresses the children will visit the Infant Jesus Church. They will be mapping the significant points in this journey and reflecting upon the community that surrounds our school. This investigation provides the children with an authentic experience from which we build upon our geographical and mathematical skills.

 

As part of our integrated program, the children will use scientific skills to make observations, predictions and solve open ended tasks that are embedded in our fairy-tale investigation. The children will learn about Technology and The Arts as they use these skills to communicate their ideas, address open ended tasks and extend their learning.

 

Literacy is integrated throughout the day in all we do. The children will continue to develop their oral language through formal and informal opportunities for speaking within small and large group situations. We have a strong focus on learning the sounds and using this knowledge as we begin to write. Throughout the term, the children are provided with many opportunities to write, and will be encouraged to think about the sounds they can hear in the words they are writing.

 

In the Mathematics Learning Area, the children will continue to work with numbers in different contexts and build number knowledge and understanding. For example, counting using one to one correspondence, recognising numbers and matching quantities to numbers. Along with this, we will also be working with measurement and positional language.

 

In Physical Education, the children will continue to build their locomotive skills, through obstacle courses, games, music and movement. These skills include climbing, skipping, running, hopping and jumping. We will also work with the skills of throwing and catching, focusing on throwing with direction and catching using both hands.

 

During the term the children will continue to develop their fine motor skills. They will be working towards enhancing their ability to write numbers and letters and draw detailed pictures. The children will work on their strength and control in manipulating objects, toys and an array of modelling mediums. 

 

 

Many ideas and concepts  will be weaved through-out our integrated fairy-tale topic. Further to this we will continue to work on our key Literacy and Numeracy skills each morning, i.e. hearing initial sounds, sounding out words and exploring numbers and letters.

 

 

 

 

  

Library News

Scholastic Book Club Issue 4 is now open, catalogues have been sent home today.

Closing date is Wednesday 14 June 2017.

 

Sport News

INFANT JESUS RUNNING CLUB

As our Year 1-6 children prepare to challenge themselves at the end of the term with our Faction Cross Country Carnival, I would like to introduce our Infant Jesus Running Club. This provides the children an opportunity to improve their fitness to give themselves the best opportunity to achieve their goals at the carnival and it is also a great way to improve their physical and mental health. Running Club will occur on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8am on the oval right up until the carnival. All children are invited to come and challenge themselves. If you are wearing your winter uniform then wear your sport shoes and change into your black shoes ready for class. In the event of rain we will cancel for that day.

 

When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am starting Week 5 

Where: School Oval

Who: Year 1-6 (Pre Primary are welcome to come and challenge themselves as well)

What to bring: White sport shoes if you are not wearing sport uniform

Why: To improve fitness for the Cross Country Carnival

 

2017 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 has been sent home 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 and minimal experience needed for umpiring). Please return the signed notes to your classroom teacher ASAP.

Mr Sheridan

Physical Education Teacher

 

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. 

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

MAD CAMP PHOTOS

If you would like a copy of all the photographs taken over the MAD Camp weekend by our photographer, Maria Bellesini, please drop a USB into the school office in a bag labelled with your name. You will be notified when it is ready for you to collect. 

 

Some photos from MAD Camp last weekend.

 

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. 

 

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

 
 

 

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

 

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 9 June

 Rosa Ridolfo, Simone McGuire, Emma Yates

Monday 12 June

 Geraldine Soh, Nicole Mesiti, Leah Wilson

Wednesday 14 June

 Marisol Rapy, Cheryl Barras, Pramila Crasta

 

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 (15 June).

 

We congratulate the following students:

PPB     Antonina dos Santos Fleming, Olivia Catalano, Xander                           Hessing, Max Musca

PPW    Mia Uong, Jasmine Galvin, Savio Paskin, Bennett Hannah

1B          Charlize Arvino, Mia Levings, Finn McMenemy, Jacob Mertens

1W        Benjamin Wilathgamuwa, Arabella Chen,

                 Isabella  Contrusceri, Naethan Marino-Dayan

2B          Evie Musca, Joseph Di Ciano, Lee Johns, Ria Mathew

2W        Claudia Romeo, Isabella Commisso, Henry D'Cunha,

               Sophie Tran

3B         Estelle Radacic, Jasmine Penwald, Cooper Innes, Chloe Italiano

3W        David Hunter, Kaila Newman, Bryan Bao, Alex Bowran

4B          Madison Fosberry, Alissa Miranda, Jazmyn Papa

4W        Emma Cosa, Veronica Doudakis, Andre Lucano, Lucas Rossi

5B          Taig Mulvey, Lilly Jackson, Christian Monastra,

                 Tenielle Gonsalves

5W         Isabella Cecchele, Nicholas Rozario, Catie Hooper,

                 Imani Wilson

6B           Noah Ashton, Raphael Ho

6W        Gianni Romeo, Sophia Terranova, Mitchell O'Bryan,

                 Arpita Sharma  

 

 

REPORT WORKSHOP

A Report Workshop will be held on Thursday 22 June at 2.30pm in the Library for Year One parents interested in learning more about the formal Semester Reports that are sent home twice each year. 

 

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.

 

LOVEGROVE WAY

Please consider others and park correctly along Lovegrove Way to help with the flow of traffic in that area.

 

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 Boniface 5 June

Boniface, who was baptized Winfrid, lived in the eighth century. He was a brilliant monk in a Benedictine monastery in England. He was the head of a school, but he thought God wanted him to be a missionary. He went to Frisia (Northern Netherlands and Germany) to begin his work. A war forced him to return to England for a few years, but he did not give up. Next, he journeyed to Rome to ask the pope to tell him where to serve. Pope Gregory II changed Winfrid’s name to Boniface, which means “a man who does good deeds.” Then he sent Boniface to eastern Germany.

 

For nearly 35 years, Boniface traveled all over Germany, preaching, teaching, and building schools, monasteries, and convents. He went to Rome to report to the pope about his work. There, the pope ordained him bishop and told him to return to Germany to continue missionary work. Boniface invited monks and sisters from England to come and help him. The monastery at Fulda is probably the most famous one started by Boniface.

 

As an old man, Boniface returned to Frisia to work among the pagans. One morning, while he was waiting to confirm a group of converts, a band of angry natives rushed into the church and murdered Boniface and about 50 converts. Today Saint Boniface is the patron of Germany.

 

POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS

"Each Christian and every community must discern the path that the Lord points out, but all of us are asked to obey his call to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the “peripheries” in need of the light of the Gospel.

(From The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis #20) 

 

The Sacrament of Confirmation

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Knowledge - to know how to be in good relationships with God, with myself and with others.

Piety - to respect and care for myself and all people and things in our world.

Understanding - to be understanding of others, to be able to feel with them, to be empathetic.

Fortitude - to be able to stand up for what you believe in, to stand up for yourself and others, to do what is right even if it ‘s hard.

Wisdom - to be able to learn from whatever happens to you, to become a better person even when hard things happen.

Counsel - to be able to choose what is good and true.

Fear of the Lord - to notice all the good things that God does for you, to know how God is with you in the special people who love you and in all that is beautiful in our world.

 

Confirmation Retreat 

Tomorrow the Year 6 children will participate in a retreat as part of their preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday. The retreat will focus on the Holy Spirit becoming a part of our lives. 

 

During the day the children will meet Archbishop Timothy Costello, the Confirming celebrant and the catechist children from the Parish. 

 

 

 

Hopes & Dreams of Our Year Six Students as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

 

My hopes and dreams are to become closer to God’s family and to be fully initiated. I wish to be like my Saint John the Baptist and help all the poor and help build a hospital for the poor. I wish to get the power of the Holy Spirit and believe that the Holy Spirit will strengthen and guide me through the future. I wish after Confirmation to be a good person and I want to receive all the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. I want to be brave and take risks for helping people. This is what I wish to do and receive after I receive confirmation and the Holy Spirit. Tin Pham 

 

My hopes and dreams are to be able to receive the gifts and fruits so I can respond to situations better than I do. To accept others opinions and trust people. To have more courage. I hope I can achieve this when I receive the fruits and gifts. Jonas Sim

 

In Confirmation I want to be closer to God and to understand more about the Catholic Church. I also want to be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. I mainly want to be fulfilled with the gift of patience. In the Gifts of the Holy Spirit I want to improve on the gift of Fear of the Lord and to more amazed and thankful for everyone and everything around me. Kasey Pham

 

My hopes and dreams for Confirmation is to become more patient and understanding. I also want to become closer to God. I hope to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit and be fully initiated into the Catholic Church. Imogen Bowran

Lifelink Day

 

Jonas Sim, Bayleigh Tonkin & Sasha Stepanko, were selected to attend the launch of Life Link Day for 2017. They travelled to Newman College with Mr Hille and Mr Colangelo to celebrate the launch of Life Link Day in the Archdiocese of Perth. They were fortunate to listen to both Bishop Don Sproxton and Archbishop Timothy Costello speak about the works of the many agencies in our church that are supported from the funds collected on Lifelink Day. The Archbishops talk reminded us how we need to use our eyes, ears and hearts to see, listen and feel the needs of our community. 

 

Hopefully through the works of Lifelink we can continue to 'Open our hearts to the people in need,' and continue to make a difference in peoples lives. 

 

If you havent made a donation yet - the following website will take your donation. https://lifelink.com.au/donate/

 

 

Parish News

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

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. 

Please remind your children to bring their pencil case and jacket.

At the conclusion of the retreat, Infant Jesus School Students will return to school with their teachers at 2:45pm.

 

CONFIRMATION MASS

Saturday, 10 June at 12.00pm and at 3.00pm.

 

·  Please arrive at least 1 hour before the Mass.

 

·   For parents who will serve in the Mass, (readers, collectors, and offertory) please see one of our Sacramental team members with yellow badge 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 Monday to Thursday 9.30am-12.30pm. 

 

 

 

SACRAMENT OF FIRST EUCHARIST - ENROLMENT

 

Enrolment Masses - Saturday, 22 July  at 6:30pm or Sunday, 23 July at 9.30am or at 6.00pm

 

 

Commitment Masses- Saturday, 19 August at 6:30pm, or  Sunday, 20 August at 9.30am or  at 6.00pm.

 

Yours in Christ,

 

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