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新年快乐 Happy New Year Infant Jesus School celebrates the Lunar New Year!

Year Two have been busy cooking up pancakes and dumplings! Infant Jesus School | Issue 2 | Week 4, Term 1

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Pupil Free Day Sta Development

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Volunteer Workshop

Commissioning of Year Six Leaders Parent Informa on Evening Priori es and Ini a ves 2021 Sta ng Ash Wednesday Thank you School Fees Payment 200 Years of Catholic Educa on 2021 Term Calendar Update Back to School Picnic Kindergarten 2022 From My Readings This Week Lenten Thought Prayer

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Collec on No ce for Parents/Guardians 2021 Student Residen al Address Infant Jesus School Volunteer Workshop Uniforms Help Wanted! Instrumental Program Parent Teacher Mee ngs Book Club Catholic School Parents

WE ARE CALLE 5 March

P&F Family Picnic

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Year 6 Assembly

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200 Years of Catholic Educa on Project Compassion Parish Youth Group

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Year Two Class News Year Five Class News Year One Class News Music News - New instruments Sport News - Swimming Trials

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Child Safe Framework

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL Commissioning of Year Six Students This morning our Year Six students were commissioned as Leaders…

DEAR PARENTS It is fantas c to see the children developing increasing independence and con dence in their new year level, in their new class with a new teacher and some new classmates. The start of something new is o en exci ng and requires us to further extend our learning as we strive to reach goals that might provide an ‘extra’ challenge. Whatever the challenge we know that as Nurtured Learners they will con nue to develop their skills, knowledge, gi s and talents. In our school community we believe that people who are nurtured feel safe and are con dent to take risks. At Infant Jesus School it is important that teachers, students and parents feel that they are ‘part of something’ and that we support each other in our learning journey. Each day we strive to nurture the whole person to seek the truth through the teachings of Christ in Faith, Hope and Love. We aim to maximise learning and growth to develop the beliefs, values, a tudes, knowledge, skills and prac ces to enable all to become responsible, re ec ve contribu ng members of God’s family. The culture within our Catholic school permeates all aspects of school life and students ourish when all aspects work together. Our policies, prac ce and curriculum implementa on focus on each child, knowing that they are a precious gi from God created as an individual with his or her own unique gi s, talents and abili es.

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Priorities and Initiatives 2021 This week includes re ec ons regarding iMove, i-Excel and Chinese …

200 Years of Catholic Education You may have no ced the banner on the fence outside the school…


As Nurtured Learners we strive to: Care for each other and help each other learn. Co-operate with each other. Show consistency in what we say and what we do. Be caring and suppor ve of all those within the community. Provide a happy learning environment in which every student feels safe and has the opportunity to par cipate in a variety of ac vi es. ✤ Build posi ve rela onships with each other and #ExpectGreatThings. ✤ ✤ ✤ ✤ ✤

Commissioning of Year Six and Presentation of Leadership Badges This morning our Year Six students were commissioned as Leaders at Infant Jesus School and presented with their Leadership Badges by Fr Greg. It was great that so many parents of the Year Six children could join us to celebrate this very important occasion. During 2021, I am very much looking forward to this group of Year Sixes taking on many the responsibili es of leadership. Throughout their me as leaders, they will be involved in the work of two minsters as well as some general work within the school. In 2021, the Ministries include; The Chris an Service Ministry which aims to promote ac ve par cipa on as Chris an Witnesses who carry out the Gospel Values through fundraising, leading the school in prayer at special mes and celebra ng special feast days. The Sustainability Ministry which aims to provide opportuni es from the school community to ac vely engage in the care of our environment. The Sustainability Ministry promotes the care of our environment by monitoring environmental concerns and crea ng sustainable prac ces within our school. The Wellness Ministry which aims to promote a healthy life-style through regular tness and healthy ea ng. The Wellness Ministry is responsible for the organisa on of the lunch me sports equipment, assis ng at carnivals and arranging health challenges within the school. The Media Ministry which aims to create and work at promo ng and enhancing the digital footprint of our school, as well as sharing digital communica on about what is happening at our school with the community. The Public Rela ons Ministry which aims to promote ac ve public speaking and organisa on skills by leading, assis ng and presen ng Assemblies, Masses and liaising with classroom teachers.

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It was fantas c to see so many parents a end the Parent Informa on Evening on Tuesday 16 February 2021 . The opportunity for parents to hear about the Priori es and Ini a ves for 2021, 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 viewing the presenta ons during the evening there was much posi vity and excitement about the year ahead. Many thanks to the teachers and sta for their e orts in conduc ng these evenings. Thank you also to the parents for your support, exibility, pa ence and considera on at this me as we reschedule mee ngs and con nue to implement health and safety prac ces for all in the community. The mee ngs recognise the importance of establishing a strong partnership between the home and school and provide parents with informa on and expecta ons to support child/rens progress during this year.

i-Excel With a focus on the Year Three to Year Six classes this ini a ve provides enriched learning opportuni es for students achieving above standard in English and Mathema cs. The challenging tasks centre around a problem-based learning approach and the development and applica on of higher order cri cal and crea ve thinking. During the year students may also par cipate in selected extra curricula ac vi es to challenge and apply their English and Mathema cal knowledge and problem-solving skills.

All families in the class would have received a copy of the booklet which has also been added to Seesaw and will be uploaded on the Infant Jesus School web page.

Chinese Lang Lao Shi has made Chinese a focus for all the students in 2021 with the presenta on of these lessons ‘in person.’ She has also highlighted some cultural aspects of China with a Chinese Luna New display in the Piazza in the rst week of school, wearing tradi onal dress to make the focus visible for the children and made a movie of well wishes for the Chinese Luna New Year to share with our sister school which many parents may have already seen. It can viewed at on our school Twi er account/Instagram.

Priorities and Initiatives 2021 The Priori es and Ini a ves for 2021 that were shared at the ACM last year have also been implemented to support children in various aspects of the curriculum and learning. Informa on highligh ng the priori es and ini a ves will be shared in various ways throughout the year. This week includes re ec ons regarding i-Move, iExcel and Chinese and what has taken place since the beginning of the school year.

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i-Move Since the rst day of school we have seen more students everyday par cipa ng in i-Move before school. This ini a ve has seen children running, skipping and playing handball – all while having fun and improving their tness, making friends and developing both individual and team skills. There are also some students who par cipate in swimming training before school one day a week.

Parent Information Evening


Next week we welcome Mrs Kristy Carroll who has joined our school community in the Music Teacher role. We are looking forward to the many gi s and talents that Kristy will bring to our school – especially in the area of ‘The Arts’ and Music.

Not only does the School rely on payment of school fees to cover the expenditure for the year, but it is also important for planning to have some certainly over the ming of when this cash is received. Comple on of the Payment Op on Plan allows the School to determine when and how much cash is expected to be received each month, allowing be er management and planning of monthly cash ows.

Ash Wednesday Last week, as a school, we started the Season of Lent with an Ash Wednesday Liturgy led by Fr Greg. This was a prayerful me where we gave thanks to God for all that we have been given and re ected on how we can make a special e ort for the 40 days of Lent to prepare for Easter by being more aware of others and their needs and showing our care for them through our prayers and our dona ons. We also re ected on how we could be kind or kinder to each other including our family and our friends and how we can smile more to share the love that God has for us with others.

Thank you to all the families who have returned their Payment Plan which are due tomorrow, Friday 26 February 2021. If families need to meet with me to discuss their school fees please do not hesitate to make an appointment via Mrs Irene Baginski at the school o ce.

200 Years of Catholic Education You may have no ced the banner on the fence outside the school to recognise and celebrate 200 years of Catholic Educa on in Australia. Last Thursday 18 February 2021 was the Na onal Launch of the Bicentennial of Catholic Educa on and can be viewed at h ps:// 200years.catholic.edu.au More informa on about this special me for Catholic Educa on is included in the ‘We Are Called’ sec on of this newsle er.

Thank you Thank you to all the families for your generous dona on to our fundraiser to assist those in our local WA community who were a ected by the recent bush res. On Friday 12 February we raised over $800.00 to support those in need.

The following prayer also gives thanks for 200 Years of Catholic Educa on and hope for a faithlled future.

School Fee Payment – The Importance of the Payment Option Form On Friday 16 February 2021, all families received their School Fee Account – both emailed and posted. All families are required to have a payment plan in place to pay their school fees, with a number of op ons available to families. The School Advisory Council would like to provide some context as to why mely payments of school fees and a payment plan is essen al for the School’s nancial management.

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The School receives most of its revenue from two sources, Government funding and parent contribu ons in the form of fees. When the School budget is established at the beginning of the year, revenue is es mated based on expected funding from the Government; school fees are then determined based on the gap between funding and expected costs of running the school.

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2021 Term Calendar Update

Kindergarten 2022 – Applications are Now Due

We have rescheduled many events during this term and updates have been posted. The latest calendar has also been added to the website to provide easy access for all parents.

Enrolments are now being taken for siblings and new students wishing to commence Kindergarten at Infant Jesus School in 2022. Families with children eligible for Kindergarten in 2022 (born from July 2017 to June 2018) are required to ll out an Infant Jesus School Applica on Form.

Please also note the Pupil Free Days for 2021 are as published in the Newsle er Week 9, Term 4 2020. Friday 26 February 2021 Monday 19 April 2021 Monday 19 July 2021 Friday 24 September 2021 Monday 11 October 2021

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

Back to School Picnic I encourage all families to a end this Back-toSchool Picnic on Friday 5 March from 5.30pm to 8.00pm on the School Oval. We extend a special thankyou to the co-ordinators of this event - Mrs Jenny Allpike and Mrs Vanessa Ga (members of the 2021 P&F Execu ve). This occasion is a way of celebra ng your child/ren’s rst few weeks at the school, as well as an opportunity to meet other parents and welcome NEW families to the Infant Jesus School community.

From My Readings Helping your child become the best student they can be

The new school year is full of excitement and possibility for students and parents. Regardless of how a child or young person has previously performed, this year o ers a chance to set a new course. While it’s temp ng as a parent to make the a ainment of good academic results the main priority, this is a narrow view that may be incompa ble with long-term success. It’s wiser to broaden your view and focus on helping your child or young person become the best student they can be.

Join in the fun of the bouncy castle, food vans and lolly kiosk for the kids. Please be aware that ➡ Due to COVID-19 Phase Four Restric on will be enforced. Please adhere to social distancing requirements and be mindful of good personal hygiene (please use hand sani se prior to entering the school grounds). The 2 square meter rule also remains current and if you are sick or unwell please stay at home. ➡ Parents will need to bring their own rug, chairs or picnic mat. ➡ Playground equipment on the oval, and the basketball court is out of bounds. ➡ Please adhere to the signage that outlines our COVID-19 safety plan at the entrance.

Encourage learning

The rapidly changing world and workforce that your child will enter requires that they have a willingness to con nually learn and adapt. The concept of a life-long learner, previously lauded by educators with an eye to the future, has now become a reality. Learning and con nual improvement should be embedded in each child’s psyche so that school life is just a star ng point to a life me of learning, growth and development. Help your child see themselves as successful learners who achieve results through hard work and applica on, and that nothing is beyond them if they apply themselves.

Also remember that parking is available in the designated areas around the school as well as in the Church carpark. Please respect the property of our school neighbours and do not park on resident’s front lawn or block driveways. Once again this promises to be a fabulous community gathering to start the school year.

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Leadership is required in all walks of life including at school, at work, in families and in the wider community. Help your child see themselves as a leader by focusing on personal leadership capaci es such as planning ahead, communica ng clearly, being accountable for their behaviour, developing emo onal awareness and fostering good rela onships with siblings and peers. Personal leadership development provides a strong founda on for the development of leadership skills in more public forums in later life.

Applaud independence

The school years are cri cal for the development of independence, which can easily be closed down by the roadblocks of impa ence, overindulgence, fear and lack of me. Alterna vely, independence is promoted when we show pa ence, provide opportunity, display con dence and teach students how.

Embed wellbeing

If there is one di erence that modern schooling is making to the next genera on it’s in the leadership they have shown in recent years to the maintenance of mental health and wellbeing prac ses. Parents can support their child’s long term wellbeing by embedding wellbeing habits including healthy ea ng, exercise, sleep, relaxa on techniques, regular me in nature, gra tude and mindfulness.

Teach socialisa on

If you want your child to be liked by others, it’s essen al to spend me and e ort developing the skills and a tudes needed to succeed. Develop in them an awareness of how their behaviour impacts on others, ins l manners and community-mindedness and develop a broad range of friendship skills that will assist them to relate well to others.

Foster resilience

2020 showed us life is unpredictable, full of ups and downs, straight balls and curve balls. It’s the unpredictability, the downs and the curve balls that develop kids’ resilience. How parents and teachers react to the hardships, frustra ons and di cul es kids face either hamper or foster resilience. Spoil, overprotect or pamper and growth opportuni es are wasted. Support, encourage and teach kids to cope and you’ll be helping them develop a real sense of psychological hardiness and resilience that’s essen al for long term happiness and success. Make this year a memorable one by helping your child grow and develop into the best student they can be. Keep the focus broad and do all you can to ensure that your child sees themselves as a con dent and con nuous learner. Michael Grose – Paren ng Ideas

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Prayer The Value of a Smile It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give. None are so well o that they can get along without it, And none so poor, but are richer for its bene ts. It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in business, and is the countersign of friends. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and nature’s best remedy for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody un l it is given away. To smile then is to look at others with the eyes of Christ. To know how to love them and smile at them, through our tears if need be, is to breathe in advance the atmosphere of Heaven. Amen

Kind regards

Clare Mo at

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ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ CORNER

Collection Notice for Parent/Guardians 2021 Student Residential Address and Other Information The Australian Government Department of Educa on, Skills and Employment (the department) would like to advise you that a request has been made for your child’s school to provide residen al address and other informa on as required under the Australian Educa on Regula on 2013 (Cth). The school is required to provide the department with the following informa on about each student at the school: •Names and residen al addresses of students’ parent(s) and/or guardian(s) •Student residen al address (excluding student names) •Whether the student is a primary or secondary student (educa on level) •Whether the student is boarding or a day student (boarding status).

Your child’s school generates a unique and uniden able record number for each student record. The number is only used by the school for this collec on. It is not allowed to be used for any other purpose. The number indicates to the department that each record provided is for one student.

What do you need to do? You are not required to do anything. Your school is responsible for providing the requested details to the department; however, you may wish to ensure that your school has the most up-to-date and correct details for your family. For more informa on please see the a ached informa on in the newsle er. (See page 13)

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• Dreadlocks or coloured beads are not permi ed. • Excessively short hair is not permi ed. A cut

A Volunteer Workshop will be held on Thursday 11 March at 5.00pm in the Library for parents wishing to help in the classroom or a end excursions with classes. All parents who have not a ended previously, need to a end the volunteer workshop if they wish to support classrooms with special ac vi es. Please complete your details below to register. All parents are very welcome to a end next Thursday 11 March at 5.00pm in the Library.

shorter than a number two is unacceptable.

• Hair must be clean, brushed and kept o the face.

Jewellery/ Make-Up • Children should not wear valuable jewellery to

school. Apart from the fact that it can be lost or broken it is a distrac on to themselves and others around them. • For safety reasons the only acceptable earrings are studs. Children who wear studs may wear only one in each ear. • Make up and nail polish is not to be worn while in school uniform.

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Help Wanted!

Uniforms

We are incredibly fortunate to have some new reading books in the library that need covering. If you are able to assist in covering these books please see Jenny Houwen. Thank you to the wonderful parents who have already volunteered!

A reminder to all students and parents about the Infant Jesus School Uniform. The uniform at Infant Jesus School is a symbol of the school’s community and it assists children to develop a sense of unity and belonging. Wearing the uniform encourages a sense of personal pride in the school. Whenever the uniform is worn at school or public places it must be worn in accordance with the school policy.

Instrumental Program It was fantas c to see so many interested students at the Music Fair in the hall. If you are interested in your child learning to play an instrument please contact Keyed Up Music.

Children at Infant Jesus are expected to wear full school uniform at all mes. A Uniform Schedule is available on the school Web page or the school o ce. The uniform is a major investment by parents, and it is important that ALL clothing should be clearly marked with the child’s name. If parents have a di culty with the school uniform, please make an appointment to see Miss Mo at.

If you have any further enquiries or if you wish to sign your child up for lessons for any of the instruments, please enquire through the email: (also provided on the Keyed Up yer). enquiry@keyedupmusic.com.au

Expectations Children are expected to be well groomed and have a sense of pride in their appearance. Children are expected to look clean, neat and dy at all mes. Hair For health reasons all shoulder length hair needs to be ed back securely. If hair is longer than the bo om of the collar, it must be completely ed back with an elas c band in school colours. The school colours of blue and white should be used when using ribbon. Also; • Children’s haircuts need to be conserva ve and appropriate to uniform expecta ons. • Hair must be a natural colour. Extremes in hair colour and styles are not acceptable.

Or alterna vely you may call 1300 366 243 or 0401 085 030.

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• Children should avoid excess use of hair gel or hair

Infant Jesus School Volunteer Workshop 2021


Parent Teacher Meetings During Week 8 of this term, parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child/ren’s teachers to discuss their progress so far this year. Parents are encouraged to play an ac ve role in the educa on of their children and these interviews are an ideal forum in which to help enrich the learning opportuni es for students and to build partnerships between home and school. There are many ways parents can nd out about their children’s progress at Infant Jesus School and some of these include: Formal and informal interviews Reports on student performance (in Term 2 and Term 4) School Por olio Seesaw Online Por olio Parent informa on evening at the beginning of the year Learning Journeys Parent Teacher Interviews

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This year we will con nue to use Parent Teacher Online (PTO), a web-based and app based online booking system for Parent Teacher mee ngs. We know that it will save parents me and is quite easy to use. Using this system, you will be able to book the interview mes that suit you best from any internet-connected computer. A computer will be available in the Library, during school hours, if you do not have internet access at home or elsewhere. A le er further explaining the process will be sent home next week. PTO will become ac ve for parents to book appointments from Monday 8 March at 2:00pm. Parents and the broader community play a vital role in suppor ng successful learning outcomes for our children. Research tells us that the most meaningful partnerships are those where schools, parents, students and the community work together to focus on student learning. Parent and community engagement that is e ec vely focused on student learning can deliver powerful outcomes.

The Book Club Catalogue has been issued today. You’ll nd award-winning books and bestsellers, as well as old and new favourites. We recommend them because the books span a wide range of children’s reading levels and interests and because they are inexpensive (some books cost as li le as $2). To order books through Book Club all families will need to use the following steps: • parents will need to visit the Book Club LOOP pla orm (scholas c.com.au/LOOP or using the LOOP app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play) • All book orders are to be paid by your Debit/Credit Card, cash will not be accepted at school. • Your child’s order is submi ed directly to school safe and sound and the books will be delivered to class Owning your own books is something special! Each order helps earn free books and teaching materials for our library; however, there is never any obliga on to order. No be er way to encourage reading than to allow children to choose the books they want to read.

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C ec i N ice f ae g a dia S de Re ide ia Add e a d O he I f

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The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) would like to advise you that a request has been made for child ch l to provide residential address and other information as required under the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Cth). The school is required to provide the department with the following information about each student at the school: Name a d e ide ial add e e f de ae a d g a dia Student residential address (excluding student names) Whether the student is a primary or secondary student (education level) Whether the student is boarding or a day student (boarding status). Y child ch l ge e a e a unique and unidentifiable record number for each student record. The number is only used by the school for this collection. It is not allowed to be used for any other purpose. The number indicates to the department that each record provided is for one student.

Purpose of the collection The Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection (the Collection) informs Australian Government school education policy and helps ensure funding for non-government schools is based on need. The information collected will be used to inform school funding calculations. It is combined with data held by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to calculate a non-g e me ch l c mm i a ici a ed capacity to contribute to the costs of schooling. From 2020, a new measure of capacity to contribute, the Direct Measure of Income (DMI), was introduced. The DMI is based on the median income of parents or guardians of students at a non-government school using data collected through the Collection. More information about the DMI can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/what-direct-measure-income.

Use and disclosure of personal information Your personal information is protected by law under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). Personal information is information or an opinion about an identifiable individual. Personal information includes an individual ame a d c ac de ail Any use or disclosure of your personal information must occur in accordance with Privacy Act and the Australian Education Act 2013 and Australian Education Regulation 2013. Your personal information provided to the department through the Collection may be:

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disclosed to the ABS for the purposes of capacity to contribute calculations and analysis as a part of the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP). Further information about MADIP can be found on the MADIP page on the ABS website. disclosed to a contracted auditor where the department may from time to time, carry out an audit of a ch l bmi i he C llec i The c ac ed a di c m a e he ch l bmi i ih the student enrolment information held by the school and will not use the information for any other purpose disclosed to its service providers for the purposes of the provision of information and communications technology support services to the department used or disclosed where it is otherwise required or authorised by law. The department does not intend to disclose your personal information to any overseas recipients. The de a me

privacy policy can be found at www.dese.gov.au and includes information on:

how individuals can access and seek correction of the personal information held by the department; how complaints about potential breaches or breaches of the Privacy Act can be made; how the department will deal with these complaints. The department commissioned an independent privacy impact assessment (PIA). The PIA assesses the flows of information under the Collection, compliance with the Privacy Act and measures in place to safeguard the personal information being collected. The report is being updated, and will be available in 2021 on the SchoolsHUB Address Collection help and support page. The current version is available at https://docs.education.gov.au/node/51436.

What do you need to do? You are not required to do anything. Your school is responsible for providing the requested details to the department; however, you may wish to ensure that your school has the most up-to-date and correct details for your family.

Contacts for further information Your school can provide additional information about the Collection process. Alternatively, please visit the SchoolsHUB Address Collection help and support page.

GPO Box 9880, Canberra ACT 2601 | Phone 1300 488 064| www.dese.gov.au | ABN 12 862 898 150

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Media Statement

12 February, 2021

Catholic school parents and Catholic Education seek a fairer funding deal Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) and Catholic School Parents WA (CSPWA) have launched a joint election platform, seeking a fairer funding deal from the incoming State Government. Executive Director Dr Debra Sayce said the Every Child Counts campaign sought to highlight the current lack of equitable education funding. “There is a lot of misinformation about school funding. The unfortunate reality is that Catholic school students receive significantly less government funding than students in public schools.” “In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, critical funding for all school students needs to be a priority,” she said. “Nearly one in every five WA children is educated in a Catholic school, and that number is expected to keep rising as more families choose a Catholic education.” “Catholic Education makes a very significant social and economic contribution and our students deserve the same access to mental health and support services and ongoing investment in contemporary learning facilities.” Dr Sayce said successive State Governments had failed to provide an equitable funding model particularly in these two areas. As part of its campaign, CEWA has written to every candidate in Western Australia seeking to secure the following three priorities: •

Equivalent recurrent capital funding, based on CEWA’s proportion of WA schools students and public education capital expenditure, to alleviate the growing capital investment burden that falls disproportionately on Catholic school families compared to State school families; Recurrent funding support of $10 million per annum for the mental health and wellbeing of our students to meet the increased demand for these services in the wake of COVID-19; and An $8 million recovery support fund to COVID-19 affected Catholic schools, representing an equal ratio of COVID-19 recovery funding offered to State schools.

CSPWA Executive Director Siobhan Allen said to secure the support of parties and candidates, parents would hold forums at schools across the State. “Our parents have made it clear that they will no longer remain silent about critical funding for their children,” Ms Allen said. “Our parents are keen to engage with candidates from all parties and to ensure their voices are heard at this election.”

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“Parents in Catholic schools already make a significant contribution to their children’s education, saving the Government $611 million every year. “They should not be penalised for making this choice. It is time their contribution was acknowledged.” Dr Sayce said WA deserves an educational funding model that is needs-based, sector blind and supports diverse, non-government schools in all communities where they are needed. “Our students, our staff and our schools deserve to be treated fairly,” she said. “We need the State to provide equivalent recurrent capital funding to CEWA to alleviate the burden that falls disproportionately on Catholic school families compared to State school families.

“We make a critical contribution and all political parties need to commit to change.” Dr Sayce said CEWA is the seventh biggest employer in WA, supporting more than 11,000 teaching and non-teaching positions. “We have 163 schools across the State and every day we educate more than 77,000 students,” she said. “We need the incoming WA Government to recognise the contribution of Catholic Education in WA, and support our role as a partner in educating tens of thousands of Western Australian children.” For more information on the Every Child Counts campaign see https://www.everychildcounts.net.au/ Media Contact Catholic Education Western Australia Simone Warden Head of Marketing and Communications 08 6228 6694 0416 836 919 Simone.Warden@cewa.edu.au Catholic School Parents WA Siobhan Allen Executive Director (08) 9338 9986 - siobhan@csp.wa.edu.au

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WE ARE CALLED 200 Years of Catholic Education 2021 marks two hundred years since the rst o cial Catholic school opened in Australia. Since then Catholic educa on has grown to the point that it now educates around 770,000 primary and secondary school students, in more than 1,750 schools, with nearly 100,000 sta . These are sponsored by dioceses and parishes, religious ins tutes and public juridic persons, and groups of parents. Six thousand Catholic catechists par cipate in the religious educa on of 200,000 children in government schools and parishes. Over the last few years, hundreds of Church- sponsored early learning centres have been established, educa ng many thousands of preschoolers. Around 50,000 ter ary students are now enrolled in our two Catholic universi es with their several campuses. It is an extraordinary achievement! For the rst half century of colonisa on, Catholics in Australia were denied priests and sacraments, churches and church schools. They had to teach their children at home or entrust them to schools and teachers mostly of other faiths. The early Governors promoted educa on to safeguard ‘the rising genera ons’ from lives of lawlessness and to promote social cohesion and stability. A pre- eminent concern was that children not develop the undesirable habits of their convict forebears! Literacy and other skills also promised to make them more useful to the new society that was emerging. -From the Pastoral Le er from the Bishops of Australia h ps://www.ncec.catholic.edu.au/news-events/media-releases/554-pastoral-le er-on-catholiceduca on-200-years-young/ le

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Parish Youth Group News  

Readings: Genesis 9:8-15; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15

For all youth in Years 6-12, bring along a gold coin dona on, and friends!

All three readings from Mass this past Sunday, remind us of the desire of God leading us to “aspire not to have more, but to be more.” The rainbow in the sky, the covenant, the bap sm of Jesus and his tempta on in the wilderness all remind us of the salva on that God wants for us and for our world. In the Gospel Jesus proclaims: “This is the me of ful lment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

Every Friday, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Infant Jesus School Hall! Coming up~26th Feb – Intro to term theme. Contact Catherine on 0424196585 or Joe on 0482687063 for more informa on.

As John bap ses Jesus, his true iden ty as the Son of God is revealed. "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased." Immediately following this we are told that Jesus was driven into the wilderness for forty days. We have all experienced being in a wilderness in our lives. Some mes there is more than one experience of wilderness in our lives where we are lost, confused and searching.

Find us on Instagram @247morley or @youthministry247.

The rst Project Compassion story is of Jamila, a Rohingya woman, living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. A single mother, she ed armed con ict in Myanmar to save herself, her elderly mother and eight-month-old baby. Thanks to the generosity of Caritas Australia’s supporters and through our partnership with Caritas Bangladesh, Jamila had access to emergency food and shelter. Then, as her stay in the camp stretched on, Jamila joined the Women Friendly Spaces project where she received counselling and emo onal support. She learnt about health and hygiene, and par cipated in a paren ng program. She also learnt to sew, which enables her to ful l her dream of suppor ng her now four-year old

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“I want to offer my thankful greeting to those who are kindly thinking of us for overseas”, Jamila says. “Thank you, and thanks Caritas Australia.”

Through the Women’s Friendly Spaces program, Jamila has found a family to support her through mes of wilderness. Project Compassion invites us to ‘be more’ as we con nue to show our love and compassion for our global family.

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daughter and having what they need for a bright future.

Project Compassion


CLASS NEWS

Year Two Class News We have had a great start to Year Two. We have been using our very own iPads and exploring di erent apps such as Book Creator, Clips, Cha erPix and PicCollage. We celebrated Lunar New Year by making some Vegetable Dumplings and some crea ve clips. To prepare for Lent, we made pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Our Year Five Buddies came to visit, and we have begun crea ng our personality pro les art piece- we can’t wait to show our families our crea ve pieces! We are looking forward to a fabulous year of learning and friendship.

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Year Five Class News

CLASS NEWS

A er a delayed start to our 2021 school year, Year Fives are now in full swing and excited about every engaging learning experience. As we are developing our many technological skills and recognising the myriad bene ts of the internet, we have begun to focus on ‘Cyber Bullying’, as a downside to social media interac on. Also, as we enter the Lenten season, we endeavour to become more introspec ve, and strengthen our rela onships with God and one another. We con nue to strive to #ExpectGreatThings and to ExceedExpecta ons.

Year One Class News Year Ones have been very busy crea ng their very own place value abacus. There were no complaints when they were asked to crunch those Cheerios when they had shown each two digit number!

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MUSIC and SPORT NEWS

We are so lucky to have some brand new instruments in our Music Room! The children are loving having opportuni es to use the new xylophones across all the primary years, and are looking forward to playing the rainbow coloured ukuleles in upper primary.

Swimming Trials This year we are trialling a new swimming format in prepara on for this year’s Swimming Carnival to be held on Thursday, 25 March at Bayswater Waves Aqua c Centre. Students in Years 4 to 6 will be par cipa ng in a ‘Swimming Trials Day’, these mes will be used to place children into their respec ve divisions. All students will be made aware of their mes on the day. Details of the trials are: Venue: Date: Year Levels: Teacher in Charge: Time:

Terry Tyzack Aqua c Centre Friday, 5 March 2021 Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 students Mrs Lauren Jenkins Year 4: 9:00am-11:00am Year 5: 11:00am-1:00pm Year 6: 1:00pm-2:30pm

The children will be travelling to and from Terry Tyzack by bus. All children are required to wear their full fac on sports uniform on these days with their bathers underneath. Children are permi ed to wear thongs to and from the pool; however, will need their school sport shoes for the remainder of the day at school.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Swimming Ability Form In order to allocate students to events, it is extremely important that you complete and return the Swimming Ability Form below. Forms must be returned to the class teacher by Thursday, 25 February. Please note your child will need to choose to swim EITHER novelty, 25m OR 50m. They need to be able to swim the distance indicated, although it does not ma er if the technique is perfect or not. Child’s Name:…………………………………

Year ……………

Fac on ………………..

Please select one of the following (if your child does not want to complete all strokes for the race length selected, please circle the strokes that they want to swim): 1.100m Freestyle event (This is an op onal event for all year 4,5 & 6) 2. 50m Bu er y event (This is an op onal event for all year 4,5 & 6) 3. 50m events: freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke (Please circle) 4. 25m events: freestyle, breaststroke and a novelty event (Please circle) 5. Novelty races only. (These races are for students who are non-swimmers and cannot perform the above strokes and distances). ………………………………………………………….. Parent’s Signature

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Music News


SAFE SCHOOL FRAMEWORK NEWS

The person of each individual human being, in his or her material and spiritual needs, is at the heart of Christ’s teaching: that is why the promotion of the human person is the goal of the Catholic school. Congregation for Catholic Education 1997, par 9.

The Child Safe Framework and the Code of Conduct are clearly linked as both focus on the safety and well-being of our children. At Infant Jesus School the purpose of the Code of Conduct is to describe minimum standards of conduct in all behaviour and decision making to ensure the safety and well-being of students. The Code applies to sta , students, volunteers, parents and guardians and all who come to our school. The term ‘parents’ includes guardians. Infant Jesus School has a Code of Conduct in place, and as parents, you sign this and agree to this. All sta are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct. Conduct Statement One: You act safely and competently.

Staff Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to:

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to always have visitors sign in and be in their line of sight at all mes, eg. Incursion presenters, speakers, past parents, sta family members etc ‣Sta to obtain permission from Leadership Team for visitors to be on the school site ‣Sta members to always be the last person o the duty area. ‣Ensure that access to the school grounds is limited – perimeter gates/doors locked as per school schedule. ‣When working with individual children sta must have doors and blinds open to enable visibility by others. ‣Two sta members in Early Learning Years to be present when children need to be changed/cleaned a er soiling themselves. ‣Sta to take responsibility for ensuring their individual WWC and TRBWA requirements are up to date and current. ‣Sta to be fully aware of where the children in their care are at all mes ie going to toilet, going for messages, etc. ‣Sta not to drive students without parental permission, always have students in the back seats (if two students) and when transpor ng individual students have them sit behind the driver. ‣Sta not to engage with students/parents through any social media. ‣Excursions – school policy to be followed.

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Child Safe Framework at Infant Jesus School


Parents Example of Specific Behaviours but not limited to: Parents to be reminded about what is deemed appropriate behaviour on school grounds with students, teachers and other parents. Parents to sign in and out whilst on school grounds for the dura on of the day/long periods of me. Parents to use toilets with disabled access only. All parent helpers to have completed our Infant Jesus School Volunteer Workshop When assis ng in the classroom parents to work with groups of students, rather than one-on-one. Parents to sign children out at the o ce and secretary to call class for children to come to o ce to be collected.

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Students Example of Specific Behaviours but not limited to: Students to be educated in Protec ve Behaviours. Students to be informed that the school rules are in place to keep them safe rather than for disciplinary reasons; however, there will be consequences for rules not followed. Students need to be made aware of what appropriate interac ons with adults look and sound like.

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Volunteers Example of Specific Behaviours but not limited to: WWC required in all cases with the excep on of Secondary School Volunteer/Community Service students. Secondary School Volunteer/Community Service students are to be supervised at all mes. All visitors must wear a clearly visible s cker indica ng that they are a visitor to the school, whilst on the school grounds.

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Visitors Example of Specific Behaviours but not limited to: All visitors must sign in and out at the O ce and be accompanied by a sta member at all mes, with the excep on of CEWA sta , School Nurse, Therapists, etc. All visitors must wear a clearly visible s cker indica ng that they are a visitor to the school, whilst on the school grounds. Student Teachers to be made aware of what is appropriate/inappropriate interac on with students.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Our Year One students have been busy learning how to navigate their iPads, as well as how to safely use technology. A er watching the video “E-Safety “, they used their graphic design skills to create posters explaining how to be e-safe. You can watch the short clip with your child here: h ps://youtu.be/d5kW4pI_VQw

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P&F News

Infant Jesus P&F 2021

Save the Date!

The Parents and Friends commi ee would like to welcome all 2021 families. We hope you are excited to be back at school and are looking forward to the school year. The P&F is seeking volunteers and commi ee members – in par cular the roles of President and Vice President are available. If anybody is interested in joining the commi ee or taking on one of these roles, please contact president.pafc@gmail.com for further informa on, or get in touch with the school o ce.

The 2021 P&F Welcome Back Picnic will be held on Friday 5 March at 5:30pm - 8:30pm. This is a great evening to meet and catch up with other families within the school community. More details are available on the a ached yer.

Infant Jesus Netball The 2021 Netball Season is star ng soon! We are currently seeking players for the SET grade - players born in 2013 and 2014. Please contact Hien at infantjesusnetball@gmail.com for further informa on.

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MAD CAMP 2021

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Parent and Community News Keyed Up Music Lessons Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, keyboard, brass and woodwind group lessons this term a er school. Lessons start from $18.65 for a group of 4 lessons. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/ enrolment-form

CHISHOLM CATHOLIC COLLEGE

CHISHOLM CATHOLIC COLLEGE CHARACTER - LEARNING - COMPASSION

2021 IMPORTANT DATES

OPEN DAY Thursday 11 March Guided Tours: 8.45am, 11am and 1.15pm Bookings close on Wednesday 3 March www.trybooking.com/687825

2022 SCHOLARSHIPS The Principal invites applications for Academic Scholarships, Indigenous Bursaries and Music Scholarships. Applications close on Friday 5 March 2021 Please contact Mrs Anne Balmer 9208 2516 or visit http://www.chisholm.wa.edu.au for more information.

2023 ENROLMENT

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Enrolment interviews for 2023 Year 7 placements will commence shortly. The first round of applications (including siblings) will close on Friday 19 March 2021. Interviews and offers continue throughout Term 1 and Term 2 for new families. Sibling interviews will occur over two evenings on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 March 2021. More information available at www.chisholm.wa.edu.au/enrolments


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