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TERM 2 WEEK 10 Grandparent’s Day 2021! Year Six Camp Adventures #ExpectGreatThings at Infant Jesus School


24 June 2021

Important Dates 30 June

iHour

1 July

Whole School Mass (Year One)

2 July

Last Day of Term Por olios sent home Reports On line

19 July

Pupil Free Day Sta PD

20 July

Term Two Commences We acknowledge the tradi onal Owners of the lands on which we live, learn and work.

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We acknowledge the con nued deep spiritual connec on and rela onship of Aboriginal peoples to this country and commit to the ongoing journey of Reconcilia on.


Contents

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11 ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ CORNER

FROM THE PRINCIPAL Sharing the Learning Journey Connected Learners Grandparents Day Year Six Camp

CLASS NEWS

SAFE SCHOOL FRAMEWORK

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Conduct Statement 8

The Owl and the Pussycat Our STEM Excursion

COMMUNITY NEWS

Mercedes College Presents Annie

Heal Country St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal

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WE ARE CALLED

15 Year Six Camp Sport News Music Health News Science News

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant NAIDOC Week 2021

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From the Principal Dear Families, As we near the end of the First Semester of 2021 we re ect on some memorable and successful ini a ves and events that have taken place at Infant Jesus School. We are blessed with many very dedicated and enthusias c people (including sta , children and parents) who generously give of their own me and gi s to create a posi ve atmosphere each day. This term we have #ExpectGreatThings of each other and con nued to successfully implement many ini a ves including i-Excel, i-Move, i-Relax, and Chinese; con nued with i-Read, i-Hour and i-Perform and shared our faith and celebrated our gi s, talents and the community through Con rma on and the Sacramental Program, Whole School Masses, class visits from Fr Greg and Fr John, Lifelink, Mu ns with Mum and Grandparents Day.

Grandparent’s Day

Year Six Camp Fun!

Throughout 2021 we have con nued to record many of the events and posted these for all on Seesaw. We have also shared our learning and achievements on Twi er and Instagram. If you haven’t had a chance to view these posts go to @InfantJesus54 on Twi er and @infantjesus54 on Instagram.

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Connected Learners


Whole School Mass As we are now in Phase Five it is wonderful to gather as a school community for a Eucharis c Celebra on.

All parents are invited to join us at Infant Jesus Church at 9.00am on Thursday 1 July 2021.

Congratula ons to all the students for their e orts during the semester. There have been a few challenges with adjustments to the events on the Semester One calendar; however, with a very posi ve approach and always #Expect(ing)GreatThings students have become very adaptable and accep ng of all the changes. As we re ect on the semester the students can be very proud of all their achievements. Thank you to the parents for your exibility and pa ence with the many changes to the term calendars, adhering to the restric ons to ensure that all are safe and suppor ng us by preparing the children so well for any and all changes during the semester. Your involvement greatly assists in strengthening the links between home and school. Thank you to all the Infant Jesus School Sta for their e ort during Semester One 2021. Each member of sta has been fantas c in their dedica on to the school and students in these somewhat challenging mes. Each sta member has approached their work with professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment, always taking into account the needs of the students. They are all deserving of a well-earned break.

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I would like to par cularly recognise and thank our Assistant Principals, Mr Frank Colangelo and Miss Melissa Myles. Both Frank and Melissa are very commi ed and adaptable with both the long term planning and the daily events to support children, sta and parents.

Next semester, classes will also be a ending Class-Parish Masses, as listed on the Term Three calendar. Parents are also very welcome to join the classes at Infant Jesus Church for these Eucharis c celebra ons.

Sharing the Learning Journey During the year parents have had many opportuni es to share the learning journey though work added to the digital pla orm – Seesaw. At the end of Term One the ParentTeacher Interviews also provided very valuable informa on regarding the development and progress of each child. At this me of the year, in addi on to the Semester One Report, each child will also share their work through their por olio. The por olio is an individual record of the learning and progress of each Kindergarten to Year Six student, from the beginning of the year. As the children share their achievements through the work included in their por olio parents are encouraged to assist in this process by comple ng the re ec on form. Comments and feedback from parents in each student’s por olio are very important and greatly assist in strengthening the partnership between home and school and provide addi onal


mo va on and encouragement for the children in their learning journey. Next week all parents will also be able to access their child’s Semester One 2021 Report, via SEQTA Engage, from 3.00pm on Friday 2 July 2021. Personally, reading just over 450 reports is a privilege and is also a very humbling experience. I have been very impressed with the level of e ort that the students are applying to their work. This semester, it is clear that the children #ExpectGreatThings of themselves, worked well and engaged in very important learning. However, as we con nue to #ExpectGreatThings and look to #ExceedExpecta ons we challenge ourselves to con nue to improve in Semester Two. The conversa ons therefore, that parents have with their child/children are cri cal and would include re ec ng on the work shared through Seesaw, the student’s por olio and the Semester One Report. As you take me to sit and discuss your child’s report and por olio, both digital and hard copy, look for areas for celebra on and areas for encouragement by: Focusing on strengths. Look for strengths rst even if they are not in the tradi onal 3Rs or core subjects.

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Taking into account your child’s e ort and a tude to learning. If your child is pu ng in the required e ort this is to be recognised and celebrated. If the report or por olio work indicates that more e ort is required then this is something to work on next semester.

Broadening your focus performance to form a picture of your child’s progress as a member of a social se ng in addi on to their academic performance. How your child collaborates with their peers will in uence their happiness, mo va on and well-being. The skills of independence, co-opera on and organisa on are also highly valued for future learning. Taking note of student self-re ec on. Children are generally very honest and will give a realis c assessment of their progress. They are usually very percep ve so discussing their opinions regarding their strengths and areas for improvement is valuable.

Taking note of teachers’ comments. Teacher comments are very important and should be used as ‘indicators’ in areas where child/ren may work towards improving. A collaborate approach between home and school greatly assists in each child’s development and learning.

Connected Learners At Infant Jesus School, we believe in the development of the whole child and that our children must be equipped for the future. We understand that the children of today do not live in the world of yesterday and as such believe in an innova ve, curiosity driven educa on based upon tradi onal and new pedagogy and understanding. Infant Jesus School o ers so many exci ng opportuni es and I encourage students and parents to a end relevant events and to be as


involved as possible in the life of the school. Our aim, at Infant Jesus School, is to provide a world-class Catholic school where students and sta ourish. As A LEADing Learning School, our nine key drivers support our beliefs and approach to developing successful learners. Our students and sta are very much aware of these nine key drivers. These drivers are displayed in classrooms and on banners around the school. This week we re ect on Connected Learners. At Infant Jesus School we provide a safe school environment where parents, teachers and students are working together to provide a suppor ve and connected school culture. We recognise that it is essen al for parents and teachers to cooperate for the good of the child. By showing interest in the child’s ac vi es at school and by involving themselves in the school community parents will ensure that their child receives the full bene ts of a Chris an educa on.

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It is important that parents support the school and ensure that their child is well prepared for each day, this support from the home helps foster pride in the child, their family and the school.

At Infant Jesus School, we believe in • A culture of excellence as evidenced by high expecta ons and expressed through a shared vision. • Encouraging rela onships of mutual respect with one another, by developing empathy and care. • Striving to develop skills to equip students with the necessary social e que e and expecta ons to navigate their world both digitally and physically • A learning community that builds rela onships and trust. • Developing and maintaining a healthy partnership between the home, parish and school. • Encouraging students of all ages to work alongside each other to form an Infant Jesus family and #ExpectGreatThings As Connected Learners, all parents of children in the school are also members of the P&F Associa on. This Associa on is a community based group, which has the primary func on of suppor ng community gatherings and parent involvement in the school.


Yesterday a ernoon it was amazing to see over 800 grandparents join us for Grandparents ‘Day’. For some grandparents the school is quite familiar, for other grandparents it may be their rst visit. All our students (grandchildren) are to be congratulated for the way in which they guided their grandparents around the school and ensured they • received a Grandparents Prayer Card created at Infant Jesus School especially for this day to recognise and celebrate the love and care of all our grandparents. • viewed all the photos which provided a snapshot of each class and life at Infant Jesus School • listened to the performance of the Infant Jesus School Choir • created a memory of the day at the photo booth • showed their grandparents where all the classes are located in the school • enjoyed the a ernoon tea. It was a wonderful hour where grandparents and grandchildren could share some me together in our school.

Camp Congratula ons to the Year Six students and their teachers who a ended the Year Six Camp at Woodman Point last week. Their me was lled with new learnings and challenges both individually and collec vely. Camp is a wonderful experience for all students as they learn new skills and develop a sense of autonomy and trust in their decisions. As lifelong learners the opportuni es provided at Camp enable them to grow as individuals by allowing them to take risks, ‘have-a-go’, and share their gi s and talents to help others. It was fantas c to see the enthusiasm and joy of all the Year Six students on my visits a er school.

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It was also very rewarding to see that during the Camp students were; •developing their leadership skills, •building and developing new friendships, •building personal competencies such as self-iden ty, self-worth, self-esteem and self-respect, and •able to par cipate in ac vi es that perhaps they had never experienced before.

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Grandparents Day


It has been an extremely busy me for our Year Six students with Con rma on and Camp in the last two weeks. Today our Year Six students par cipated in the Interschool Lightning Carnival. I am most grateful to Mrs Jenkins, Mr Silla, Miss Kee e, Mrs King and Mrs Foley as well as the parents who assisted with the various teams. I especially recognise and thank the parent helpers who coached a team; Kim No e, Lisa Del Riccio, Jus ne Scriva, Lisa Tiniakos, Carmelo Gio re, David Johns, Luigi Mammone, Julianne Boni, Belinda and Sam Chami and all the other parents who came and supported in some way at these events.

Pre-Kindergarten applica ons 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 PreKindergarten in 2022 are required to ll out a PreKindergarten Enrolment Applica on Form.

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Infant Jesus School will con nue to operate half day Pre-Kindergarten groups next year with the days of a endance being Tuesday and Thursday.

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Year Six Interschool Winter Carnival

Pre-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.

Term Three – starts Tuesday 20 July 2021 The updated calendar will be added to the website soon. Please be aware that in these changing mes dates we need to con nue to be adaptable if the dates of events need to be changed. Next term we can look forward to many special events including • Beginning of Term Three Mass • First Eucharist where the Year Four students receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the rst me • Performing Arts where the School Choir will perform in the choral sec on • Infant Jesus Day where we celebrate our school community • Learning Journeys where children celebrate and share their learning with their parents • China Day where we con nue to focus on learning more about our sister school, our neighbour and the language and culture of China • Science Week • Book Week • Fac on Athle cs Carnival / Interschool Cross Country Carnival • i-Perform (selected Year 1 – 3 students) • i-Hour (selected Year 4 – 6 students) • Father’s Day • Recognising the 2021 Olympics • School photos


Turn o technology when you spend me with your child. Try not to text, answer calls, scroll through social media, or watch television as although ‘mul tasking’ can be useful at mes it is wonderful for children to have all your a en on. Encourage children to occupy themselves - a child’s ability to ll in their own me and cope with moments of boredom are important independence skills to develop. Children have less prac se at keeping themselves occupied than those of past genera ons. The holidays may provide me to expand your child’s interests which will assist them to develop their independence.

From My Readings Ideas for the Holidays Holidays are mes for families to relax and to spend together. Spending me together is about what works for the lifestyle of each family. Here are a few ps for families during the holidays and for when mes are busier Create a special ritual for you and your child— something that can be done every day. For example, let your child choose and read one book together at bed me. Reinforce posi ve behaviour. For example, if your child completes his/her chores without your asking, acknowledge it with words of apprecia on. Make and eat meals with your children whenever possible. If me is limited, look for simple meals that require very li le prepara on, or grab a healthy snack such as an apple and sit for a few minutes and chat with your child. Share an ac vity of your child’s choosing. Be sure to follow through and complete the ac vity without any distrac ons. Some mes these ac vi es may be the same from day to day as children love to repeat ac vi es that are enjoyable.

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Play with your child, even if it’s during packing away me or outside. Every li le bit of me makes a posi ve impact! Laugh and be silly with your child. Playing with your child may also include a game, for example, a soccer game in the backyard or at the park, playing handball in the driveway or throwing a basketball and coun ng the number of ‘hoops’

Invite children to keep themselves busy - when your child tells you that he or she is bored they are bringing you a problem to solve. Boredom is your child’s problem, not yours. If this happens, encourage your child to keep themselves busy by asking ques ons such as “What can you do by yourself?” Make a list - If your child is stuck for ideas make a list of ac vi es that they can refer to when they’re bored. Include a variety of ac vi es such as crea ve tasks, performance tasks, cra s, sports, indoor and outdoor games, music ac vi es, reading and helping. Place the list in a convenient place with easy access and visibility. Make a boredom buster jar - Create a list of boredom bus ng ac vi es and place them in a jar. When your child is stuck for an idea to keep him or herself amused invite them to select an ac vity from the boredom buster jar. Ask your child to add enjoyable ac vi es to the jar over me.


Encourage plenty of green- me - Today’s children spend more me in front of screens, and less me outdoors than those of previous genera ons. Not only is me spent in natural environments refreshing, relaxing and rejuvena ng, but It’s also a wonderful way for kids to relieve boredom. Encourage your child to spend some of their free me outside in natural environments to promote good mental health and develop their con dence. Help nd their interests - If your child struggles to keep him or herself occupied, consider helping them iden fy a hobby or interest that they enjoy. O en nding that one ac vity a child loves or excels in makes a huge di erence to their self-esteem and wellbeing and can become the driver for future career choice. Lastly, I hope all members of our community, par cularly our students and sta , have a very enjoyable, relaxing and refreshing two-week break. Stay safe and healthy and I look forward to seeing everyone a er the holidays. We hope that everyone will have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable break, spending me with their families and friends.

Prayer For the End of Term At the end of this semester we give thanks to God: We are grateful for our classmates, teachers, parents and a community that cares for us. For all the teaching and learning that has taken place in our school, both in and out of the classroom, For the talents and gi s that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced; For the respect and care that has been given. We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown. For the faith that has been lived in our daily struggles, For the hope that has li ed our hearts, And for the love that has kept us going Be with us as we spend our me with family and friends. Give us strength and courage to do what is right; to be witnesses of our faith. Help us to be a prac cal Chris an these holidays, to appreciate what others do for us, to generously give me and e ort to help others, to be peacemakers in our family. Keep us safe in our ac vi es; During the break may we all have a good rest and good fun and always be safe in all our ac vi es. Pour out your love on us that we may return renewed and refreshed to con nue our journey together. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Assistant Principals' Corner Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant Infant Jesus School has been successful with our applica on for a 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant to create a Bush Tucker garden! Our Year Six students, led by our Environmental Ministry will begin designing the garden next term, and all students from Year 1 - 6 will be invited to help prepare and plant the garden. Infant Jesus School is one of 1,609 primary schools and early learning centres throughout Australia receiving a Woolworths Junior Landcare grant to help grow our next genera on of environmental champions. The grants are being funded with a 10c contribu on from each sale of the Woolworths Bag for Good at full price, which was launched in 2018 when Woolworths went single-use plas c bag free.

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The children and teachers are looking forward to working and learning from this project and we’ll keep you updated on the results.


Repor ng to Parents Semester One 2021 Educa onal research shows that parental involvement and encouragement plays a signi cant role in a student's success in school. For parents to be ac vely involved they need up to date informa on on their child's schooling.

SEQTA Engage provides this informa on with one click of a mouse! SEQTA Engage is a web portal, allowing parents and students to log on to the Infant Jesus School's Learning Management System (SEQTA), at any me and on any device. How to reset a forgo en password: 1. Go to the Infant Jesus School Website homepage - h ps://infantjesus.coneqtp.cathednet.wa.edu.au. 2. From the SEQTA Engage login page, click the Forgot your password? op on. 3. Enter in your email address. If SEQTA has an account associated with this email address, it will send you further informa on to assist in accessing your account. 4. Then click reset my password. 5. If your username and email address are correct and if SEQTA can nd an account with those details, you will receive an email directly from SEQTA with further instruc ons. 6. Please go to your email to retrieve instruc ons on how to reset your password. Follow the link in the email to reset your password. The link is only ac ve for ONE HOUR. If you need any further assistance with this, please contact the school for further informa on.

NAIDOC Week 2021 NAIDOC Week will be held 4-11 July 2021. NAIDOC Week is usually held in the rst week (a Sunday to Sunday) of July that incorporates the second Friday – which historically was celebrated as 'Na onal Aboriginal Day’. What is the theme for NAIDOC Week in 2021? The Na onal NAIDOC Theme for 2021 is Heal Country.

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What is NAIDOC Week? NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communi es.


We Are Called Heal Country

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Every year, Catholics come together across Australia to acknowledge and celebrate the gi s of Australia’s First Peoples in the Catholic Church.

This year is par cularly important following the COVID 19 Pandemic and its impact on the ways in which we interacted and made contact with one another. Today our world is in need of healing – environmentally, spiritually and socially. We must all come together as a global community to ght the injus ces of inequality, racism and environmental damage. This year the Na onal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council have adopted the NAIDOC theme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait


Islander Sunday – Heal Country. In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis has called us to con nue to seek greater protec ons for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploita on, desecra on, and destruc on. In Australia, our own First Na ons people have su ered a similar recep on to Jesus in Nazareth. Their knowledge and complex cultural systems, created and honed over millennia, are o en dismissed as primi ve and irrelevant to our fast-paced world of today. This could not be further from the truth, par cularly as we become more aware of their con nued care, love, and respect for ‘country’, grounded in a rela onship with the creator that formed independently of Western in uence. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are inextricably connected to country in Australia and its waters. This connec on to country and all of God’s crea on is core to their spirituality as a people and that of their ancestors. The term itself – Country – encompasses far more than the physical land. “For us, Country is a word for all the values, places, resources, stories and cultural obliga ons associated with that area and its features. It describes the en rety of our ancestral domains.” explains Professor Mick Dodson. Because of the connec on that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people recognise between country, faith and the wellbeing, it is no surprise that when the world is in pain, Australia’s First Peoples are in pain. During the COVID 19 Pandemic, many of the trappings of Western life became impossible. The rivers were calm and clear from the absence of boats, the ci es were quiet and s ll as restric ons took hold. We saw images of animals returning to previous habitats, and the smog clearing from above ci es across the world as our common home took a ‘breath’ from our constant consumerism and drive for development.

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From h ps://www.natsicc.org.au/2021-atsi-sunday.html

St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal Thank you to all the generous families who have donated food and toiletry items to the St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal. We have been blown away with your generosity for those in our community who are experiencing homelessness. St Vincent De Paul will collect items next week and distribute them to those who need them.

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“Thank you so much Infant Jesus School for your support for our appeal! This will help us help the most needy in our community. ” -Ayla, St Vincent de Paul Society WA,


Asha and Sabelle Year Six Camp was absolutely amazing! We departed for Woodman Point on Wednesday and made a quick stop in Fremantle. Our teachers allowed us to choose eight friends and have a ride on the Ferris Wheel, where we were determined to take the perfect picture of the view. A er, we strolled over to Cicerellos where we enjoyed a delicious lunch! We hopped back onto the bus and eventually arrived at the campsite. It was so exci ng to enter our dorms and nd out who our bunkmates were for the next three days! We par cipated in mul ple ac vi es including geocaching, archery, ver cal challenges, a search and rescue ac vity, ul mate sports, ying fox, team building and beach play. We had a great me during the Wednesday night Quiz and on Thursday night we also got involved in a challenging game called Escape from Quaran ne. These games helped us develop certain skills like teamwork and also allowed us to engage in ac vi es outside of our comfort zone. We loved trying food that was di erent to what we eat at home, and learning how di cult and fun it is to live with people that aren’t in our families!

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Year Six is incredibly grateful for the teachers who put in so much e ort to organise and make this camp as fun as possible.

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Year Six News


Sport Fac on Cross Country Carnival

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A er weeks of Cross-Country training the children were all ready to a end Lightning Park for their annual Fac on Cross Country Carnival. The Year 1, 5 and 6 students managed to get their races completed, but unfortunately the weather did not let up and we had to postpone the last three-year levels. I would like to thank the amazing students who did race, they tried their best in extremely di cult condi ons and showed wonderful sportsmanship. I would also like to acknowledge the fantas c parent helpers that came to support our students: Mrs Nicole Mammone, Mrs Karen Holden, Mrs Sarah Ruggiero, Mrs Geraldine Tan and Mr Robert Marino Dayan. A special thank you must also go to our Year 6 Wellness Ministry. Congratula ons on suppor ng the students in extremely di cult condi ons and ensuring each child was supported and encouraged. The Year 2, 3 and 4 children will race this Friday, 25 June on Peters Place. We wish these students the very best of luck!

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Class News


Sport Year 6 Winter Lightning Carnival

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On Thursday, 24 June the Year 6 students will venture to Noranda Netball Courts (Netball) Yokine Reserve (Soccer) and/or Coolbinia Reserve (Football) to compete in the annual Winter Lightning Carnival. The children have been prac sing their sport in PE and were looking forward to the compe on. A HUGE thank you to the parents who have volunteered to help on the day. The weather was great and we loved the great day of sport!

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Class News


Sport Kick It Skills Soccer Clinic Yesterday over 60 students par cipated in the Football West: ‘Kick It Skills’ 4-week soccer program. It was amazing to see so many students enjoying their soccer and having fun with their peers. I am looking forward to seeing all our children playing soccer on the oval next week!

East Perth Football Clinic As part of the WA Spor ng Schools Funding Program, the Year 4-6 students have been taking part in a 4week Football clinic conducted by Aidan Lynch from the East Perth Football Club.

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The students have been learning the di erent styles of kicking: torpedo, snap, banana and drop punt and taking part in some goal kicking challenges. Next week is our last week and we can’t wait for another fun week!

Class News


Music Classes In music, we have been busy exploring pitch and form all across the years. In Pre-Primary, we have been listening and moving to to songs like ‘Supercalifragils cexpialidocious’ and ‘Faeries and Giants’ to explore form. The students in Years 1 and 2 have been composing their own music using tapping s cks, bells and tambourines in both binary and ternary form. The students in Year 3 are focussing mainly on ternary form and adding their the sounds of the recorder in their composi ons. Whilst playing instruments and reading music, our students in Year 4 and Year 6 have been learning the C chord and Am chord. This week, the students in Year 6 will learn the F chord. They have been playing through with chord warm-ups and have enjoyed doing so with their classmates. In Year 5, we have been focussing on ‘rondo form’ using the xylophones and Garageband. Students compose their 4 bar rhythm and added notes in a rondo form to make their own music composi on.

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Ms Carroll

Music


i-Perform The most recent i-Perform was held in the hall on the 4th June 2021. Students chosen this round acted, danced and sung their way in the ‘Infant Jesus Zoo’. The Year 1 students began their performance with a Chinese song called “Liang Zi Lao Hu” and acted out the story of ‘How the Lion got his Stripes”. They then nished o with a dance by Katy Perry’s “Roar”. In Year 2, students started o with a Chinese song called “Xiao Bai Tu”, which translates to small li le rabbit. They then performed the story “The Clever Rabbit” with lots of fun ac ons and ended with an Irish style Jig called the “Sweets of May”. The students in Year 3 ended i-Perform on a high note as elephants as they sung and acted in “How Elephant got Its Trunk” using props of the elephant and crocodile. They nished o their act with a song called “Do the Monkey”.

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i-Perform


Health Infant Jesus students have delved deeper within themselves to discover who they are. The Year One students have wri en and acted out how best to react to their feelings. The Year Two students have showcased their inclusive nature by helping those who are le out. The Year Three students have experienced a trust obstacle course to discover what makes a trusted person, so they can iden fy their trusted network people. The Year Four students have found out how to be an ‘Upstander’ and help those that are being teased. The Year Five students have crea vely presented their personal iden ty. In Year Six Health, students have analysed their weekly physical ac vity, and have discovered whether they need to increase or maintain their physical ac vity level in order to meet the Australian Government’s Physical Ac vity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines. It is recommended that children aged between 5-17 years should complete 60 minutes of physical ac vity a day to reap the health bene ts. The Year 6 students have designed, starred, and produced exercise videos to help all students to ‘Find 60’.

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My goal is to complete at least 3 days of strengthening ac vi es a week. This will include push ups, sit ups and Russian twists - Asher Jupp (6B)

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Health News


Science The Year One students started the term by using their knowledge of defensive and a acking external features to create ‘dino shields’. They then switched science gears to discover how everyday objects can be physically changed. They cut, scrunched, twisted, bent, squished, and folded everyday objects such as balloons, rubber bands, paper, rocks, paper clips, paper plates and jelly snakes.

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Students also completed many experiments like, stretching di erent brands of jelly snakes to discover that Coles jelly snakes are the most elas c. This experiment proved to be challenging because the snakes kept on disappearing…

Science News


Science Year Two Science program has seen the students recreate the water cycle in a simple experiment which was conducted last week. The process demonstrated water from Earth’s surface being evaporated, condensing, falling back down (precipita on / rain) and being collected. Year Three Science nally had a day of sunshine allowing them to conduct the inves ga on to answer the ques ons of “What happens to a shadows height as the day goes by?” Their data was then presented using digital technology and shared with others. Year Four Scien sts explored the local environment for evidence of weathering and erosion. These two processes con nually change the Earth’s surface over me. Year Five Science took to the open spaces near Peter’s Place to measure out scaled back distances between each planet in our solar system. This spanned over 96 meters!

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Year Six earthquake explorers have been taken back to their early years of playing with playdough. Recrea ng the tectonic plate movements that cause geological ac vity.

Class News


Dragon Boat Fes val 端午节 In the last two weeks of Chinese, the students have been learning about the Dragon Boat Fes val, which is one of the most celebrated events in China. Most students came into the lesson with prior knowledge on dragon boat races, and le the lesson with an understanding on the famous poet Chu Yuan and his sacri ces. They learnt the importance of the Chinese Emperor and iden ed the di erences from the past to present in our lifestyles. We also watched a video on the process of making the tradi onal food 种籽- zhong zhi (s cky rice dumplings) in China. Many students wanted to go home and try make it a erwards! Students were excited to learn a cultural song “⼩ 种籽” li le s cky rice dumpling, and they enjoyed typing up their retell of the famous poet in Chinese.

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Overall, students have been very engaged with learning about the cultural histories and new vocabulary in Chinese.

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Chinese 中⽂


Child Safe Framework at Infant Jesus

Safe School Framework

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 promo on of the human person is the goal of the Catholic school. Congrega on for Catholic Educa on 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 8: You support all members of the school community in making informed decisions about students. Sta Example of Speci c Behaviours, but not limited to: • Parent/Teacher interviews to be documented and sent to the Principal. Parents Example of Speci c Behaviours, but not limited to: • Speak to the classroom teacher rst about any issues, concerns, etc. If not resolved then see the Leadership Team. • Parents to provide medical plans, medical informa on, etc. regarding their child. • Parents to a end Informa on Nights – classroom based, presented by social worker, curriculum, etc. • Parents to a end Parent/Teacher mee ngs as requested by the teacher. Students Example of Speci c Behaviours, but not limited to: • Students to accept and act on feedback provided by sta . Volunteers Example of Speci c Behaviours, but not limited to: • Volunteers to be respec ul towards sta , students and parents.

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Visitors Example of Speci c Behaviours, but not limited to: • Visitors to be respec ul towards sta , students and parents.


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A er researching sails and paddles the students designed their own boats.

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The Year Three students looked at the poem, The Owl and the PussyCat and were given the challenge to create a boat that could hold: •a small cat gurine •a small owl gurine •a jar of honey •some money.

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The boat also had to oat, and be able to move forward without someone pushing it.

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The Owl and the PussyCat

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Informa on Technology

Some oated, some sunk, some went far and some didn’t move at all, but all students had a great me applying their knowledge of science, maths and

engineering to create something. Perhaps on the holidays your child would be interested in applying their STEM skills to a real world problem. 50 fun STEM ac vi es can be found here: h ps:// thestemlaboratory.com/ stem-ac vi es-for-kids/


Our STEM Excursion On Tuesday the Year Four students had a very interes ng STEM excursion to the Perth Conven on Centre. When we got there we had to wait a few minutes un l they were ready for us. A er a few minutes they led us to the entry and we got into our groups and were given a li le blue bag to put our items in. We visited lots of di erent stalls to learn about di erent ways people use science, technology, engineering and maths in their real world jobs. Some of the Infant Jesus children got to be on TV and some people even won a Channel Seven hat! We saw some famous people there, including Premier Mark McGowan, Fat Cat and some Freo Dockers players. The Year Fours had a very interes ng day exploring the world of Science. -Adrian and Aaron

STEM in the Real World When we rst arrived at the huge Conven on Centre, we felt nervous, but when we stepped inside we felt excited. When we entered there was lots of robots and and VR goggles. We really liked the VR goggles because we got to see a ship that they built. We learnt a lot about how robots and drones are used on mining sites. We also saw the Premier Mark McGowan, Fat Cat and the Health Minister, Roger Cook!

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- Kahlan and Stella


Parent and Community News

Annie is one of the best known and loved musicals of all me. Set in 1930s New York City, Annie is an orphan who never gives up hope that one day she will nd her parents and s cks to her belief that tomorrow will always be a be er day. Annie goes on a series of adventures, mee ng Sandy the dog and millionaire Oliver Warbucks and eventually nds the family she has always been looking for. Big produc on numbers, huge cast and lots of fun and laughs are in this show. Bring along your students and join in the fun of Annie. Mercedes College is renowned for their outstanding musicals. More than 100 students will perform this musical at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco. To make a school group booking, please contact Ticketek on 1300 364 001 or www. cketek.com.

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We hope to see you there!

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Mercedes College Presents Annie


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Veritas, Week 10, Term 2  

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