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#Expect Great Things

IN YEAR 6 “What an incredible start to Year 6! “

IN YEAR 1 “The children have had a wonderful start to the year. “

BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC 21 February This will be held on the School Oval from 5.30pm un4l 8.00pm.

VERITAS

Infant Jesus School | Issue 1 | Week 2, Term 1

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February

IN THIS ISSUE…

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣

Exceed Expecta*ons New Families School Uniform Parent Informa*on Evening Social Media & Parents of Infant Jesus Medical Condi*ons Allied Health Services OSH Club Back to School Picnic Kindergarten 2021 School Mobile App-Connected & Seesaw 2020 Term Calendar From My Readings This Week

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ CORNER ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣

School Times Update Contact Details ARendance Visitors Sign In Parking and Drive Through Areas Supervision

WE ARE CALLED ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣

Ash Wednesday Bushfire Appeal Family Mass Sacramental Program Infant Jesus Parish

CLASS NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES 28 February

2 March

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Year Six Class News Year One Class News Sport News

Student Free Day 
 (Staff Professional Development)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Labour Day Public Holiday

SAFE SCHOOL FRAMEWORK NEWS

9 April

Last Day of Term One

10 April

Good Friday

Digital Technologies and Design

Building Healthy Family Rela*onships

P&F NEWS ‣ ‣ ‣

School Banking Infant Jesus Soccer Club Infant Jesus School Netball Club

PARENT & COMMUNITY NEWS ‣ ‣

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Paren*ng Programs Chisholm College

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL Welcome I would like to welcome all students and families to the new year.

School Uniform Our students really looked stunning in their New Summer Uniform.

DEAR PARENTS On behalf of the staff of Infant Jesus School, I would like to WELCOME all students and their families to the new school year. Our dedicated staff have worked very hard over the break to prepare the grounds, buildings and teaching programs for the 2020 school year. We are indeed very fortunate to have the school and facili*es that are provided here at Infant Jesus School. I par*cularly welcome the new students and their families joining the Infant Jesus School community for the very first *me. I am sure you will feel part of the IJ community in no *me at all. The holiday period; however, has also been a trying and devasta*ng *me for many people in Australia affected by bushfires. There is a long road ahead for many communi*es. As a school we will be looking at ways in which we can support our Eastern state cousins. For example, if every school in Australia (10,000) raised just $1000 we would contribute $1 million to the appeal. Further informa*on about this fundraiser is also included in this newsleRer.

Allied Health Services Here at Infant Jesus School.

Exceed Expectations i-Achieve ini*a*ve at Infant Jesus School.

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I ask that you keep our na*on in your prayers as we rebuild our communi*es and care for the natural environment in its recovery. We also keep in mind any students and staff who having missed the start of school or have otherwise been affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak, as well as those affected in China and elsewhere overseas. We all know that children receive the best educa*on when parents and staff work as a team. Parents’ enthusiasm, support and involvement is integral to the success of our school as are the skills, dedica*on and professionalism of teachers. Together, staff and parents can provide educa*onal excellence for every student, so that they can achieve their personal best. Together, we can support one another to provide a friendly learning environment and celebrate our achievements. Educa*on today is a complex because of the intensity and variety of external influences, par*cularly through various forms of media and electronic communica*ons. Our school has a special role in assis*ng every parent with the educa*on of their children, so that all children will develop a sense of personal responsibility and learn the correct use of freedom. Throughout the year, our school will also provide experiences of liturgy and prayer invita*on to know and experience the enormous love and special friendship of God. I hope our school will be a place where staff, students and families have opportuni*es to experience God’s presence in our lives. I pray that the school year ahead, will see our staff and parents in genuine partnership in our collec*ve role and faith educa*on of the children at Infant Jesus School. It was tremendous to see all our students return to school looking so refreshed and energised for the new year. I couldn’t believe how much some of our students had grown and changed over the break.

Exceed Expectations Exceed Expecta4ons is our focus this year and an aspect of the i-Achieve ini*a*ve at Infant Jesus School. This focuses on iden*fying and implemen*ng specific strategies to support and cater for the various learning styles of all students in the class across all curriculum areas. Reflec*on to mo*vate and engage all students throughout each learning task is an essen*al element of the ini*a*ve. Students will be supported to make ‘real world’ connec*ons, collaborate and work as a team to help each other learn, ask ques*ons about the concepts, knowledge and ideas and use clear outlines to successfully achieve the goal. Exceeding expecta*ons supports students in becoming life-long learners and to #ExpectGreatThings. The other focus areas for 2020 are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Enhancing our Catholic Iden*ty Building Resilience in our children Keeping Safe: Child Protec*on Curriculum Improving the standard of School Uniform and ensuring our children wear it with pride each day. The introduc*on of the Allied Health Services facility for students and parents i-Move – recognising the value of a healthy and ac*ve lifestyle The introduc*on of Mandarin lessons through some of the year levels at Infant Jesus School

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New Families In a special way, I would like to welcome all those who are new to the family of Infant Jesus School. My prayer and hope for you is that your associa*on with the school will be long and las*ng, and one filled with many memorable memories. May your seRling in be a gentle one. 


Along with new families, we also have some new faces who have joined our staff for 2019. We welcome the following new, and returning staff members: • • • •

Mr Daniel Silla Mrs Maureen O’Neill Mrs Amanda Edwards Mrs Leanne Griffin shorts from other shopping outlets or suppliers will clash with the correct school uniform. This was one of the reasons why we had to change our uniform this year as there were so many varia*ons of the shorts the boys were wearing to school. I want to be very clear about the transi*on to the new Infant Jesus School Uniform. This was outlined to parents last year and we displayed the NEW uniform for a number of weeks in the hall. It was also discussed at the ACM in 2019. ALL students abending Infant Jesus School will be required to wear the NEW School Uniform (Winter, Summer & Sports - all with the new logo) by 2022. We feel this gives parents enough *me to transi*on from the old uniform to the new uniform.

Parent Information Evening

School Uniform Our students really looked stunning in their New Summer Uniform. The girls summer dress is unique to our school and definitely makes them standout. The boy’s uniform with the Navy shorts also makes them look very ‘smart’ and well presented.

It was fantas*c to see so many parents aRend the Parent Informa*on Evening on Tuesday. The opportunity for parents to hear about the Priori4es and Ini4a4ves of Infant Jesus School for 2020, and then to be informed by their child’s class teacher about some key aspects of the par*cular year level is most valuable. In talking with parents over the course of the evening there was a real sense of posi*vity and excitement. Many thanks to the teachers and staff for their efforts in conduc*ng these evenings.

It has been most encouraging to hear the posi*ve feedback from parents (and students) in the first two weeks of school. They really do look spectacular in their new uniform! The Fac*on Polo and Hat was a big hit on ‘Fac*on Friday’ and certainly added some colour to the school. We apologise if there have been some delays on parents receiving the School Uniform, but rest assured our uniform supplier ‘One World Uniforms’ is working very hard to have all the necessary items to parents as soon as possible. Parents are reminded that the Infant Jesus School uniform can only be purchased at One World Uniforms. Parents looking for alterna*ve navy

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‣ Understand that the use of ‘Class Facebook Pages’ are only to be used to share informa4on pertaining to the class and not used as a vehicle to discuss individual concerns or general conversa4on. It is important that as parents we look at sharing the ‘Good News’ about our school.

Social Media & Parents of Infant Jesus School In signing the Enrolment Applica*on for Infant Jesus School all parents/guardians have agreed to abide by the policies and direc*ons of the school and the Catholic Educa*on Commission of Western Australia. This includes living out the Catholic Ethos of the school and suppor*ng a Christ-centred approach to all we do within our Infant Jesus School community. Within this signed agreement, Infant Jesus School expects Parents/Guardians to make responsible choices when using Informa*on and Communica*on Technologies at school. The guidelines outlined for Staff and Students equally apply to Parents / Guardians and the extended community. Parents need to be aware that using emails to communicate with staff will not receive an instant reply. In fact, response *mes may vary. Urgent maRers must be directed by phone to the school office. Specifically, and in addi*on to the guidelines for Staff and Students, Parents / Guardians need to adhere to the following.

Medical Conditions If your child has a medical condi*on, e.g. anaphylaxis or asthma, please complete the required paperwork that is available from the School Office.

As parents we need to: ‣ Understand that correspondence during school *me can only occur through the school office. Parents may not email children directly during school hours. ‣ Understand privacy laws pertaining to photography. At school or a school func*on parents may take photographs of their children, but they may not take photographs of other children without the permission of the children’s parents. This permission needs to be in wri*ng and presented to the school prior to the specific func*on in ques*on. ‣ Understand that privacy laws do not allow parents to men*on, or post photos of people/ children of Infant Jesus School. ‣ Understand that privacy laws restrict parents in their reference to Infant Jesus School. All reference needs to uphold the Catholic Ethos of the School. ‣ Understand that any reference pertaining to Infant Jesus School may not be made on social network sites, email or other technology unless it is approved by the School and upholds the Ethos of the School. ‣ Understand that the digital footprint that is established the minute a person begins pos*ng items, messages or photographs on social network sites will be there forever.

Students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Pre-Primary will have medica*ons stored in the classroom; however, the School Office will s*ll need to be no*fied of your child’s medical condi*on.

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Allied Health Services One of our new ini*a*ves that we are excited to introduce this year is the Allied Health Services to Infant Jesus School. As parents would have been made aware at the Parent Informa*on Night, this year there is the opportunity for parents to access Speech Therapy and Occupa4onal Therapy directly through the school. This will be structured in a similar way to the instrumental music program operates within the school (e.g. where parents pay the therapists directly for the service / therapy session).

Back to School Picnic

We have engaged both a Speech Therapist and an Occupa*onal Therapist to provide this service for you – the parents and the children. Both therapists are very experienced in working with school age children in schools and with parents.

I encourage all families to aRend this event on Friday 21 February. This event is coordinated by the Infant Jesus School P&F Associa*on. This occasion is a way of celebra*ng your child/ren’s first few weeks at the school, as well as an opportunity to meet other parents and welcome NEW families to the IJ’s community. This will be held on the School Oval from 5.30pm un4l 8.00pm. As in the past, you are encouraged to bring your own picnic dinner, or avail yourself of the food trucks which have been organised for the evening. Once again this promises to be a fabulous community gathering to start the school year.

Speech Pathologist
 Danielle Mar*n (Tuesday) Occupa4onal Therapist 
 Emma Marpole (Wednesday) By introducing this ini*a*ve, we are simply trying to provide convenient therapy for parents. There is no obliga*on to use this service which will commence in Week 3, Term 1 2020.

Kindergarten 2021 – Applications are Now Due

We feel that these specialised services will have amazing benefits for parents and children because they are provided on site and within the school day (op*ons are also available before and aoer school). Parents will no longer need to come to the school and collect children and take them off-site. Parents will be very welcome and are encouraged to come to the sessions, but if they are unable to aRend the therapists will provide ongoing informa*on related to the child’s progress and individualised goals. Any ‘catching up’, mee*ngs and feedback for parents is also made very easy as the therapists will be at the school each week.

Enrolments are now being taken for siblings and new students wishing to commence Kindergarten at Infant Jesus School in 2021. Families with children eligible for Kindergarten in 2021 are required to fill out an Infant Jesus School Applica*on Form.

OSH Club

Infant Jesus School will con*nue to operate two concurrent Kindergarten groups next year with the days of aRendance being Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Once again, the school has con*nued its partnership with the OSH Club to provide before and aoer school care for our school children. If your family is intending to use this service in 2020 – more informa*on can be found on the Infant Jesus School website or from the front office.

Kindergarten places are limited so it is important that parents within the Infant Jesus School community submit their applica*ons as soon as possible. Forms can be obtained from the office.

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School Mobile App – Connected & Seesaw As the Veritas will only be published fortnightly the school will be using the Mobile App – ‘Connected’ to communicate with parents and pass on important informa*on. Class Teachers will con*nue to use Seesaw to keep parents informed of Class ac*vi*es. Please ensure that you have downloaded both of these Apps. Further informa*on and instruc*on how to download these Apps is contained within this NewsleRer.

2020 Term Calendar The updated Term Calendar for 2020 are available on the school website.

From My Readings This Week… 7 Ways to Make a Sensa4onal Start to the School Year I shared this ar*cle with parents last year as I feel it makes some per*nent points on how you can assist your child commence the NEW school year. A new school year means a fresh start for students. Regardless of your child’s performance last year, they start school with a clean slate. A break offers students the chance to begin new habits and adopt new behaviours. Here are seven ideas to help you make the most of the fresh start and make this year your child’s best year ever year at school: 1. Commit to your child going to school every day on 4me


One of the most important things you can do to ensure your child has a bright future is to make sure he or she goes to school every day – and gets there on *me. Kids spend more *me asleep than at school, so we need to maximise every day to get full value. 2. Help kids start each day well


A good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and some words of encouragement from you will help set a posi*ve tone for a day of learning. This may mean that you adjust your morning rou*ne so that kids have plenty of *me to get up, eat and get ready for the day. Consider taking a leaf out of the book of a friend of mine who gets her children to make their beds each morning which sets the tone for a produc*ve day ahead. 3. Establish work & study habits


The most successful students are those that develop regular study habits that suit their lifestyle, their study style and their school’s expecta*ons. Find out the work expecta*ons from your child’s or young person’s school and help them establish a work rou*ne that matches their personality, lifestyle and family style. Be flexible here as one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to study rou*nes. 4. Make sure your child gets enough sleep


I encourage you to make a big focus as this year as many children and young people are sleep-deprived, which impacts on their well-being and their learning. A good night’s sleep consolidates learning, as well as assis*ng future learning. Children need between 10-12 hours of sleep each day, while teens need a minimum of nine hours. Help kids get sufficient sleep by having a regular bed*me and get-up *me each day. Have 45-minute wind-down *me each night and remove screens and mobile phones from bedrooms.

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5. Get your kids outside more for good physical and mental health


Kids today get less exercise than those of past genera*ons, which is an impediment to learning and mental health. Health professionals recommend a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise per day for kids of all ages. Encourage kids to play sport; promote free and ac*ve play and look for ways to make moving part of their daily lives. Consider increasing your child’s green *me and decreasing screen *me for good physical and mental health.

Prayer for the Week Loving God, Our creator, our saviour, our companion,
 bless this journey of a new school year that we undertake today.


6. Focus on being friendly


Schools are very social places requiring kids to nego*ate many different social situa*ons each day. Encourage kids to be open and tolerant; to be friendly; to be involved in plenty of ac*vi*es and to be social risk-takers. Some kids close down their friendship opportuni*es through self-centredness, poor aptude and unwillingness to take social risks.

Refresh our souls and renew our spirits as we embrace the beau*ful ministry you have called us to. We welcome those who are new to this community and ask that you strengthen them to share the wonderful gios you have given them.


7. Develop self-help skills


Successful students are ooen well-organised, selfdirected and self-mo*vated. You can foster organisa*onal skills and self-direc*on by developing simple, age-appropriate self-help skills related to their everyday lives. Also use visual paren*ng techniques (outlined in Spoon-fed Genera*on) to aid organisa*on and encourage independence. Such skills as making lunches, packing school bags, and organising aoer school schedules can be great lessons that impact on how kids perform at school.

Lord, make our hearts pure as we prepare for the return of students to this school,
 and may you guide them to return with open hearts and minds eager to learn.
 We ask this in Your name, Amen.

At the start of the school year kids are likely to adopt changes than at any other *me. Make the most of the opportunity by focusing on two or three areas to really target and you’ll find that the rest may well fall into place.

Paul Hille Principal #ExpectGreatThings

Thought for the Week When we long for life without difficul4es, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
 Peter Marshall

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ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ CORNER

School Times Just a reminder our school *mes the school *mes are listed as follows:

8.30am 8.45am 10.30am – 10.50am 12.30pm – 1.10pm 3.00pm

Classes Open (children need to be at school) School Day Begins Recess Lunch End of School Day

It is important that parents are aware of the star4ng 4me of 8.45am. Children are expected to at school by this *me ready for the day to commence. All lessons will commence at 8.45am. Classrooms will open at 8.30am each morning. In the aoernoon, teachers will supervise the departure of students at the school carpark un*l 3.20pm. Any child remaining at school aoer this *me will be required to report to the school office and stay there un*l they are collected. Please note that the office closes at 4.00pm. Thank you for co-opera*on in this maRer. Staff are unavailable for mee*ngs on Tuesday aoernoons due to a whole school Staff Mee*ng and Wednesday mornings as they aRend morning prayer.

Update Contact Details Please ensure that family contact details are up to date. At *mes, office staff need to get in contact with parents or carers urgently; however, they are unable to as phone numbers listed have been changed.

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Attendance

Drive Through

Staying away from school is not okay for any reason, except legi*mate illness and extreme family circumstances. As a school we are legally responsible to report via an electronic program, all absences every day, including con*nual lateness to school. Please make sure you are compliant with this legisla*on and please assist by contac*ng the school by 9.00am on the day of absence. Please also send a note upon return even if you have been contacted by phone from the school. Your support is greatly appreciated.

This is for parents who wish to drop off or pick up their child/ren without parking. Students will be supervised by a staff member to ensure they are collected safely by the child’s parent, or someone who has parental permission, at the end of the school day. Parents are reminded to be extra vigilant in their cars at this *me as children depart the school grounds.

Drop Off and Pick Up Parents are reminded of the Drop Off and Pick Up procedures for the school day. Following these procedures greatly assists with the safety of all the children. • Parents may drive from Peter’s Place into the school ‘drive through’ and drop children off by the entrance to the Hall. • Parents then need to drive out into Smith Street. • Please note this is ‘One Way’ only. This is also ‘Staff Parking Only’ to ensure that there are no moving vehicles during pick up and drop off. • At the school 'drive through' there is NO pedestrian traffic.

Parking • Church Carpark - This is the general Carpark for our

Visitors Sign in

parents.

• The Parent Carpark is designated as parking zone for

Schools have a ‘duty of care’ to students, staff, parents and visitors on the site. To fulfil our ‘duty of care’ to everyone on the school site, all visitors to the school are required to sign in at the front office. This includes parent helpers.

Three Year Old Kindy, Kindergarten and Pre-Primary parents. This is a ‘One Way’ area — parents drive in from Russell Street and out into Lovegrove Way. Permit passes have been given to these parents as they need to park their car and take their children to the classroom. • As this area only holds 40 parking spaces, Kindy and Pre-Primary parents should s*ll park at the Church Carpark, along Smith Street or at Peter’s Place.

Although this procedure may appear a burden it will ensure that the school can account for all individuals in the event of an emergency and it will help us increase our ability to protect any student, staff or parent on the site. The iPad is situated in the front office.

Administration Carpark This Car Park cannot be used to drop children off in the morning or pick them up during the aoernoon. This again is very dangerous as cars are pulling in and out at all *mes. Parents may use this Carpark only for office business during the day between 9.30am and 2.00pm.

Parking and Drive Through Areas Parking, especially at the beginning of the year, is very much at a premium. Please be pa*ent with the parking situa*on. It will ease as the term progresses and more parents use the drive through to pick up and drop off children. We also ask parents to be considerate of others to ensure that traffic flows smoothly. We need to be courteous to our neighbours and follow the No Standing street signs at all *mes to avoid being issued with fines.

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Supervision It is very important that parents see that their children arrive at school no later than 8.30am so that they can unpack and get organised in order to start school promptly at 8.45am. Morning supervision is from 8.00am and children are not encouraged to arrive at school before this *me. Class teachers (except Kindergarten) will have their classes open for the children from 8.30am.

End of the School Day Children are supervised between 3.00pm-3.20pm at the 'drive through' near the canteen, the Library entry/exit gate and at the Russell Street 'drive through'. Children who are s*ll at school aoer 3.20pm will be required to report to the school office and stay there un*l they are collected. Parents need to park their car and come and collect their children. Any child remaining at school aoer this *me will be required to report to the school office and stay there un*l they are collected. Please note that the office closes at 4.00pm. Thank you for co-opera*on in this maRer.

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Pre-Kindy, Kindy & PrePrimary Carpark Only

School Drive Through Staff Parking Only

Russell Street Drive Through No Parking Staff Parking Only

PK, K & PP Carpark Only

Administration Parking Between 9:30am-2:30pm No Parking – Bus Bay

Infant Jesus Parking Diagram

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As we gather for Mass each week there are many familiar ac*ons that are part of the celebra*on of the Eucharist including; blessing ourselves with holy water as we enter and leave the Church, genuflec*ng, kneeling, standing, sharing the sign of peace and receiving communion. Although these ac*ons may be very familiar they are symbolise and relate to some aspect of our faith.

Ash Wednesday The season of Lent commences on Ash Wednesday which is on Wednesday 26 February. As a school we will be joining with members of the Parish for this Eucharis*c Celebra*on at the Infant Jesus Church commencing at 9.00am. All families are welcome to join us as we commence this very significant *me of the Church year.

One of the ac*ons that is very familiar is blessing ourselves with the sign of the cross with holy water when we enter and leave the Church. The blessed holy water reminds us of our bap*sm. By receiving bap*sm, we were adopted into God’s family. During the celebra*on of the Sacrament of Bap*sm holy water is poured out three *mes - in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. When we dip our fingers into the holy water font as we enter a Church, and make the sign of the cross over ourselves, we are reconnec*ng with receiving the Sacrament of Bap*sm. By making this reconnec*on, the Church invites us to thank God and to remind ourselves that we are members of the Body of Christ.

Bushfire Appeal A significant number of people and communi*es have been affected by the bushfires in the eastern states and as a school we have looked at ways that we can support them in the recovery process. On Thursday 20 February all children are encouraged to wear free dress and bring a gold coin dona*on. Our dona*ons will contribute to dona*ons from around Australia. For example, if every school in Australia (10, 000) raised just $100 each we would contribute $1 million to the appeal.

Another reason for blessing ourselves with holy water as we enter the Church is that in the prepara*on for Mass we want our minds and hearts to be focused on the celebra*on of the Eucharist. Blessing ourselves with holy water is also a sign that helps us make the transi*on from daily ac*vi*es into the special ac*vity of prayer where we are focused on God, the Mass and giving thanks for all the blessings we receive.

Family Mass

The loca*on the holy water font at the entrance to our Catholic churches also symbolises a connec*on between ordinary space and sacred space. When we enter into the holy place, we bless ourselves with holy water. We leave behind the busy-ness and focus on prayer and the celebra*on we are about the par*cipate in.

On Saturday 7 March all families are invited to join us for the first Family Mass this year. As a school we will be organising some parts of the celebra*on including the music where the school choir will lead the singing and the offertory.

Next *me you enter the foyer of the Church and bless yourself with holy water reflect on how this links with our Bap*sm and the family of God.

We are also looking for parents to volunteer to read during various parts of the Mass such as, the introduc*on, readings and prayers of the faithful. Please contact Miss Moffat f you are able to help with reading.

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The Catechism tells us that the virtues allow people not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of themselves. This series of talks explores what virtues are, the habits and disposi*ons that lead to a virtuous life and prac*cal steps for making posi*ve change.

Sacramental Program Sacrament of Eucharist- 
 First Holy Communion
 Parents Information Night The Archdiocesan Sacramental Policy requires the parents/guardians who wish to enrol their child in the Sacrament of Eucharist Program at Infant Jesus Church this year need to aRend the Parent Informa*on Night. Date: Monday 24 February 2020
 Time: 7:00 pm
 Venue: Infant Jesus Parish Centre.

On: Thursdays, 27 Feb – 12 March From: 7:00pm – 8:30pm (3 sessions) With: Mr Derek Boylen – Director of Centre for Life, Marriage and Family Office. At: Morley Parish - 47 Wellington Road, Morley Suggested Dona*on: $15 How To Register: You may register by pupng your name on the registra*on sheet on the foyer Aframe, or by calling the parish office on 92768500 or emailing enquiries@infantjesusparish.org.au

Please note that this mee*ng is for parents only.

24:7 Morley Youth Group  For all youth in Years 6-12, bring along a gold coin dona*on, and friends!  Every Friday, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Infant Jesus Parish hall Coming up: Who is God? New Testament Call Steph on 0499 547 066 or Joe on 0499 038 223 for more informa*on. 

We All Have Questions! Why am I here? Is there more to life than this? Is there a God? What do I really believe? Alpha is a place where you can ask these ques*ons and more and discuss them with others who have ques*ons too. Alpha is relaxed discussion, over food and without judgement. Come and see! Dinner Alpha – Tuesday 18 February 6.30pm – 8.30pm. No charge, no pressure and no follow-up if you decide Alpha is not for you. We meet in the Infant Jesus Parish Centre. morleyalpha@gmail.com

Infant Jesus Parish Do you need more joy? Then come along to this short course at our parish during Lent: ‘The Fullness of Joy: How to pursue Virtue in our Daily lives’ Our Catholic faith gives us a great road map for becoming the best version of ourselves. More specifically, it indicates the virtues of prudence, jus*ce, temperance, courage, and faith, hope, and charity as means through which we can achieve this.

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CLASS NEWS

Year Six Class News What an incredible start to Year 6! We are already deep into our learning about Leadership and we look forward to being posi*ve role models and leaders for our school community. We were thrilled when we were commissioned as leaders of Infant Jesus School and received our leadership badges at Mass last Thursday. This week, we have started to write leRers to Mr Hille indica*ng our special gios and talents that will make us great assets to which ever ministry we are placed in. We are excited to receive his responses and begin our formal ministry work in Week 5. In Year Six we are eager to con*nue to learn, grow and try our best. We con*nue to #ExpectGreatThings of ourselves, as leaders of Infant Jesus School.

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Year One Class News The children have had a wonderful start to the year. They have seRled into the rou*nes of Year One extremely well and are full of enthusiasm to learn. During our Literacy Dedicated Time, the Year Ones have been working very hard to develop their reading and wri*ng skills. During wri*ng, the children are developing the skills to write uently by focussing on correctly forming lower case and uppercase leRers, checking for consistent size and by wri*ng on the solid line. The children are becoming experts at using capital leRers and full stops and checking for spaces between words in their wri*ng. During our shared reading, the children are being introduced to a variety of reading skills and strategies that enable them to read decodable and predictable texts. During our Guided Reading sessions, the students have started using these skills and strategies to explore new texts while using knowledge of sounds and leRers and high-frequency words to make meaning when reading. The children are gepng many opportuni*es to read and re-read familiar texts so that they will become uent, expressive and thinking readers. In Mathema*cs we are focusing on Number and Place Value. We have been busy represen*ng numbers 0-20 in as many ways as we can think of! So far, it looks like Year One is going to be a fantas*c year!

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Sport News Infant Jesus Swimming Training

In prepara*on for the 2020 Swimming program, we will be offering swimming training in Term 1 for any children in Year 4 to Year 6. The purpose of this training is to help build endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness for the Fac*on Swimming Carnival. We would like to stress these are not lessons and is only open to those children who are competent swimmers: children must be able to swim 100m con*nuously. The squad training will take place at Bayswater Waves, details are: Days: Venue: Time:

Every Friday commencing Week 2, 14 February 2020. Bayswater Waves Swimming Pool. 7:30am - 8:10am.

✴ Students will need to wear their swimwear and bring goggles, cap and a towel (caps can be provided). ✴ Students will need to be dropped off by a parent/guardian at Bayswater Waves ready to commence training at 7:30am. ✴ Students will need to be picked up at Bayswater Waves at 8:10am. ✴ There is a spectator fee of $2.20. ✴ There will be a child fee of $3.20 - discounted school rate. ✴ Parents need to ensure they sign their child/ren in and out of each session.

Year 4-6 Swimming Sessions

As you are aware the Infant Jesus School Swimming Carnival is scheduled for Friday, 3 April 2020. In prepara*on for the Swimming Carnival, Year 4 to Year 6 children will par*cipate in two days of intensive swim stroke sessions by qualified swimming instructors from Bayswater Waves. In these sessions, the children will prac*se each stroke and take part in *me trials for the Fac*on Swimming Carnival. Details are: Venue: Bayswater Waves Aqua*c Centre Date:

Year 4 - Tuesday 25 February (10:30am – 12:30pm) - Second date to be advised Year 5 - Tuesday 25 February (12:30pm-2:30pm) - Wednesday 26 February (12:30pm – 2:30pm) Year 6 - Tuesday 3 March (12:30pm-2:30pm) - Wednesday 4 March (12:30pm-2:30pm)

✴ Students will need to bring swimwear, towel, and a bag to carry them in. ✴ Students are advised to bring a small amount of food to the pool, as they will only have a small break in between their swimming lesson. ✴ As this is an outdoor venue, hats and sunblock are mandatory. Mrs Jenkins Physical Educa*on Teacher

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Digital Technologies and Design Safer Internet Day 2020 In support of Safer Internet Day, the Infant Jesus School students have been busy learning about Digital Citizenship as part of their Digital Technologies and Innovations lessons. The children have been learning about the Infant Jesus ICT expectations, how to be a responsible digital citizen and are building an understanding of what their digital footprint is. They have been using applications such as PicCollage, Sketches, Clips and Book Creator to app smash their creations and demonstrate their understanding. Here are some student work samples from our Upper Primary students. If you would like more information about Safer Internet Day and how to stay safe online every day of the year please click the link below https://www.esafety.gov.au/safer-internet-day/families For Year 3 Parents Please see communication posted to Seesaw by the Year Three classroom teachers regarding the BYOD device program. Amanda Edwards

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SAFE SCHOOL FRAMEWORK NEWS

Building healthy family relationships

What is family? There are many different types of families. Family is said to be a place we feel that we belong Traditionally families were based on biological or marital connections There are many different types of families - with and without biological or marital connections Our culture can influence what the word family means to us Some cultures have more extensive networks that they call family than others

What is family? There are many different types of families. ‣Family is said to be a place we feel that we belong. ‣Tradi*onally families were based on biological or marital connec*ons. ‣There are many different types of families - with and without biological or marital connec*ons. ‣Our culture can influence what the word family means to us. ‣Some cultures have more extensive networks that they call family than others.

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Healthy family rela4onships have a posi4ve impact on your child Healthy rela*onships between family members means that your child feels loved, safe, secure and supported as they grow into independent adults. Suppor*ng healthy family rela*onships as a parent can mean:

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P&F NEWS

P&F News P&F Meeting 18 February at 7.00pm The P&F is super excited for their ďŹ rst mee*ng for 2020. All parents are welcome as you are ALL part of the P&F. We would love to have some new faces onboard this year! Without parent volunteers, we can't run the wonderful events we hold at the school to beneďŹ t OUR children and the school. If you're not sure or would like to get more involved, but don't know where to start, come along to the mee*ng and chat to us. đ&#x;˜Š Look forward to seeing you at the mee*ng! Marisa Gulluni P&F President

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Welcome Back Picnic Make sure this event is in your diaries, its an awesome night to come and unwind and get chapng with parents from the school. Plus some yummy food trucks will be there, as well as face painters and inflatable obstacle course for the kids! Did we men*on kids get an icy pole!

Did you know you can find us on Facebook? Search for “ Infant Jesus School P&F” page on Facebook and never miss an event!

School Banking 2019 was another successful year for the School Banking program. Thank you to the volunteers that have assisted me on Tuesday mornings, I could not have done it without you. So a BIG thank you to Belinda Poat, Joanna Brisbane, Marisol Rapy, Denise D’Silva and Kris* Astone. School Banking has started already on a Tuesday morning in the Library. Please come in and see me if you would like to know more. I would like to take this opportunity to ask if anyone is interested in coming on board this year and helping for 30 minutes or so on a Tuesday morning. Please contact me by email mariabellesini@bigpond.com or phone 0410 151 110. I am looking forward to being Coordinator again this year, but note it will be my last so please get in touch if you would like to discuss gepng involved. Looking forward to seeing the regulars and some new faces. The rewards this year are: Terry Denton’s Ac*vity Book – Term 1 Mini Soccer Ball (Size 2) – Term 1 Treetop Sta*onary Set – Term 2 Treetop Handball – Term 2 Tomato Seed Kit – Term 3 Magic Mist Drink BoRle – Term 3 Emoji Wallet – Term 4 Snakes & Ladders Game – Term 4

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Infant Jesus School Netball Club The 2020 Netball Season is almost here. All students from Year 2 through to Year 6 can par*cipate. Season:

Saturday 2 May through to Saturday 22 August 2020

Game Day:

Saturday at Noranda Netball Courts. 11 Garson Ct. Noranda

Game Times:

Varies between 8.30am to 1.00pm (Games are 1hr). This will be confirmed once fixtures are out.

General Byes:

Saturday 30 May, 11 July and 18 July

Training:

Week 6 of Term 1 (9th March) at Infant Jesus Netball courts from 3.15 to 4.15pm. Training days for each year group will be confirmed once teams and coaches have been finalised.

Uniforms:

Infant Jesus Netball Club Official Uniform and any non-marking sports shoes

Uniforms cost:

Top $30. Skirt $30. Skirt and Top set $50. Uniforms are par*ally subsidised by the club.

Membership Fees:

$225 for Junior Players (Birth year 2008 and 2009) and $205 for NetSetGo Players (Birth Year 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013)

Payments:

Please ensure you select the OFFLINE payment op*on. Please make payments using players name as reference to Infant Jesus Netball Account. An email will be sent to you with payment details once you have registered.

Netball Registra4ons:

Netball registra*ons are now open and will close on Friday 21 February. All registra*ons must be completed during the registra*on period. Registra*ons are available online via the links below. If your child played netball for our school or another club last year, you will have already received a login and password which you can use to login. If your child is new to netball or our club, you should choose the op*on "Don't have a login ID". This will allow you to create an account to register. Players born in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 can register using the NetSetGo link below:

https://netball.resultsvault.com/common/pages/reg/welcome.aspx?type=6&id=88292&entityid=46662 ***Players born in 2012 and 2013 - Please choose the NetSetGo SET op*on*** ***Players born in 2010 and 2011 - Please choose the NetSetGo GO op*on*** Players born in 2008 and 2009 can register using the Juniors link below:

https://netball.resultsvault.com/common/pages/reg/welcome.aspx?type=1&id=39931&entityid=46662 Any ques*ons please email Hien at infantjesusnetball@gmail.com

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PARENT & COMMUNITY NEWS

Parenting Programs We all know that at *mes paren*ng can be a challenge. It can be really helpful to take some *me out to reflect on our paren*ng and learn about different strategies that are helpful for our paren*ng journey. Rela*onships Australia run some great programs for parents, below is informa*on about the programs that are coming up this February and March. Julie Merrells School Social Worker Emo4on Coaching your Child This session explores the most helpful way of responding to a child to help them regulate their emo*ons. Date: Tuesday 25th February Time: 6.30pm-9pm in West Leederville Fee: $30 per person Bringing Up Great Kids This is a 5-week reflec*ve paren*ng program developed by the Australian Childhood Founda*on. This course will help you reflect on your own paren*ng style, communicate effec*vely with your children, understand and manage behaviour and build self-esteem in your children.

2020 IMPORTANT DATES

OPEN DAY

Thursday 5 March Guided Tours: 8.45am, 11am and 1.15pm Bookings close on Wednesday 26 February. www.trybooking.com/580064

2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

The Principal invites applications for Academic Scholarships, Indigenous Bursaries and Music Scholarships. Applications close on Friday 6 March 2020 Please contact Mrs Anne Balmer 9208 2516 or visit http://www.chisholm.wa.edu.au for more information.

2022 ENROLMENT

Enrolment interviews for 2022 Year 7 placements will commence shortly. The first round of applications (including siblings) will close on Monday 16 March 2020. Interviews and offers continue throughout Term 1 and Term 2 for new families. Sibling interviews will occur over two evenings on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 March 2020. More information available at www.chisholm.wa.edu.au/enrolments

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Start Date: Monday 17th March Time: 6.30- 9pm in West Leederville Fee: $60 per person Understanding Stepfamily Rela4onships This one-day workshop highlights helpful strategies for forming and living in a new family. It also addresses how to parent whilst maintaining healthy rela*onships. Date: Saturday 21 March Time: 9.30am-4.30pm in West Leederville Fee: $60 per person, $100 per couple How to Develop Quali4es in our Children In this one-day workshop you will learn strategies to develop fairness, respect, truthfulness and kindness in our children. Date: Sat 28 March Time: 9.30am- 4.30pm in West Leederville Fee: $60 per person Bookings and Payments for these programs are essen*al. You can contact Rela*onships Australia on 6164 0200. Or find out more informa*on at www.rela*onshipswa.org.au/courses


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