YEAR 4 LIFE LINK
Thank you to the many students and parents who supported the Year Four's fundraiser for the LifeLink Christmas Appeal, a total of $187 was raised. There were over 100 entries for the 'Funky Reindeer Competition' handed in and it was very hard to choose only five winners! After much deliberation, Miss Phoebe, Miss O'Connor and myself chose the following winners: Alex Barker (6W), Domenica Italiano (5W), Mack Williams (4B), Georiga Mammone (2B) and Olivia Krans (1W). Thank you again for your support and congratulations to the five talented winners!
Next year we will continue to use Seesaw to allow the children to share their learning with home. The children’s journals from this year will be rolled over and their 2017 class work will be still accessible. However, if you would like to save your child's journal from this year please read the instructions at the following link.
If you require any assistance please speak to Melissa Myles or Mitzi Phoebe prior to the end of the school year.
PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS
WELCOME BACK PICNIC 2018
Save the date! Friday 9 February 2018
The 2018 family picnic will be held on the school oval. We have a bouncy castle, obstacle course, face painting and food trucks, lots of fun for all ages!
We would like to thank the parent community for all their support during 2017. Your time and efforts are very much appreciated. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and safe and happy holidays.
Marisa Gulluni - P&F President
MAD (Mother & Daughter) CAMP 2018.
MAD 2018 promises to be wonderful time spent with your daughters and creating special memories and bonds. The camp will be held on 6-8 April 2018 at Point Walter Reserve.
Please fill in your Registration Form, pay the deposit via EFT and hand in your form to the office. Forms can be emailed to Marisa (email@example.com) over the holidays. Deposits need to be paid by 9 February 2018.
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. The iPad is another important safety and security measure in monitoring all legitimate movements in the school. Only parents are permitted to complete information regarding the movements of their child and sign accordingly on the iPad.
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.
Christmas Mass Times
Saturday 23 December: Vigil Mass at 6.30pm – Mass of the Sunday.
Sunday 24 December: Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am & 11.30am (Italian Mass) – Mass of the Sunday.
Mass at 6.30pm – Christmas Vigil Mass with children’s nativity story. Carols from 6.00pm.
Mass at 12.00pm – Midnight Mass. Carols from 11.30pm.
Monday 25 December: Christmas Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am & 11.30am (Italian Mass). Carols 30 mins before each Mass.
NO EVENING MASS.
Tuesday 26 December: Boxing Day – Mass at 8.30am.
Saturday 30 December: Vigil Mass at 6.30pm – Feast of the Holy Family.
Sunday 31 December: The Feast of the Holy Family - Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am (Italian) & 6pm.
Mass at 6pm – Vigil for the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.
Monday 1 January: Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Mass at 8.30am.
Tuesday 2 January: Public Holiday. Mass at 8.30am.
Saturday 6 January: Vigil Mass – The Epiphany of the Lord.
Sunday 7 January: The Epiphany of the Lord.
Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am (Italian) & 6pm.
Second Rite of Reconciliation for Advent
Prepare yourself for the Christmas season by joining your parish family for this communal Rite of Reconciliation as we come together to listen and reflect on the Word of God; to express our sorrow for the times we have failed and to praise our God, whose forgiveness is unfailing.
WEDNESDAY, 13 December at 7pm - Infant Jesus Church
THURSDAY, 14 December at 7pm—St. Peter’s Church, Wood St, Bedford.
THURSDAY, 21 December at 7pm - Good Shepherd Church, Lockridge
Change to Mass Times
Following the recent survey of Mass attendees at the Saturday Vigil Mass, I have decided to change the start time of this Mass to 6pm. This change will commence from Saturday 13 January.
Also, in future, when there is a public holiday, there will not be two morning Masses. We will have only one morning Mass at 8.30am.
Don’t throw that away!
As the school year comes to a close, please remember the parish when you are cleaning up your unwanted school supplies: pens, pencils, textas and stationery - are all useful. What we cannot use, we will pass on to where it is needed. 2nd hand primary uniform items also very welcome. Please drop your donations to the parish office or into the Church foyer.
Request from Vinnies- Pre-Loved Soft Toys
Our local St Vincent de Paul Conference is looking for soft toys to give out with Christmas Hampers this year. Can you help? Please drop them off to the Parish Centre from Monday to Friday between 9am and 12.30pm.
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.
FEAST DAY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 8 DECEMBER
The title of the Immaculate Conception recognises Mary’s privilege of coming into the world free from sin. Through the power of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, every human being can be freed from sin at Baptism.
Through that same power, Mary was always free from sin, even from that very first moment of life. On December 8, the Church celebrates this special privilege given to Mary. At the liturgy we thank God for all his blessings he has given to the people of our country. And we can thank Mary for watching over and protecting our people.
Collect prayer from the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception:
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son,
grant, we pray,
that as you preserved her from every stain
by virtue of the Death of your Son,
which you foresaw
so through her intercession,
we, too, may be cleansed
and admitted to your presence.
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
who lives and reigns with you in the
unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen
POPE FRANCIS AND THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL
"Mary was able to turn a stable into a home for Jesus, with poor swaddling clothes and an abundance of love. She is the handmaid of the Father who sings his praises. She is the friend who is ever concerned that wine not be lacking in our lives. She is the woman whose heart was pierced by a sword and who understands all our pain. " (Evangelii Gaudium "The Joy of the Gospel" # 286)
Advent Message from Catholic Mission
This Advent, “Let us love, not with words, but with deeds.” (1Jn 3:18). Why not make this line from Holy Scripture a reality by joining us on Thursday 14 December, 7pm at The Basilica of St Patrick, Fremantle for a captivating and beautiful evening of sacred music, readings and congregational carols to highlight the true meaning of the Christmas Gospel in our world today. Emeritus Bishop Justin Bianchini will be giving the reflection. Music from Eva-Marie Middleton (soprano), Paul Wright (violin), Dominic Perissinotto (organ) and The Basilica Choir. Proceeds will go to Catholic Mission’s work in support of maternal and child health in Uganda. Tickets $30, Concessions $20, 12 year olds and under are free. Add another ticket to your booking for just $10 and we will give that ticket to a homeless or refugee person so they too can share in the beauty of Christmas with us and enjoy a nice supper beforehand. On-line bookings at www.trybooking.com/SWMO or pay at the door.
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