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VERITAS

TERM 3 WEEK 2 Welcome Back to Semester Two Go Australia! Olympic Fever hits IJS #ExpectGreatThings at Infant Jesus School


29 July 2021

Important Dates 31 July

Eucharist Commitment Mass (6.00pm)

1 August

Eucharist Commitment Masses (9.30am&6.00pm)

3 August

Brownes Cow Onsite (Years 3&PP)

4 August

Year 5 Bishops Religious Literacy Assess

5 August

MSP School Photos Assembly (Performing Arts) 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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10 ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ CORNER

FROM THE PRINCIPAL Play-Based Learners Olympic Spirit! First Eucharist

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CLASS NEWS Year One News Year Six News Sport News

COMMUNITY NEWS

Keyed Up Music

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY iPad Supervision JAMF Parent

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MSP School Photos Merit Awards Literacy-Pro

15 WE ARE CALLED St Dominic of Calaroga World Day for Grandparents

25 P&F NEWS Volunteers Survey Entertainment Book Father & Son Camp Registra ons


From the Principal Dear Parents Welcome to the beginning of Semester Two 2021. Hopefully all families had an enjoyable holiday, kept healthy and safe and were able to spend some me together during the break.

Play-Based Learners

Special thanks to all families for your coopera on, pa ence and support during the last week of last term as we worked through the lockdown. We greatly appreciate your e orts in preparing your children so well for all the changes. The children, from Pre-Kindergarten to Year Six, showed us all once again how independent and responsible they are in adap ng to the di erences from day to day. It was fantas c to see all the children arriving at school last week happy, mo vated, refreshed and ready for an exci ng term of learning. I’m sure the children were also eager to catch up with their friends and perhaps Mums and Dads were happy that Term Three 2021 had started too.

Olympic Spirit!

At the end of last term all students from Pre-Primary to Year Six received their Semester One 2021 report online. Hopefully all parents have had the chance to share these reports with their children and have congratulated them for their e ort and achievement. Informa on in the report also presents opportuni es to look for areas of development and improvement during the next six months.

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First Eucharist


Research shows that e ec ve communica on and a strong partnership between home and school is vital to children being successful in their learning. It is important that teachers and parents con nue to work together to ensure the very best outcomes for the students at our school. In addi on to strong partnerships assis ng children to be successful learners this home-school partnership also assists in strengthening our community. Members of our P&F Execu ve and Class Representa ves co-ordinate a variety of ac vi es throughout the year to provide addi onal opportuni es for all to be involved. However, we are always looking for more parents to be involved. To gather some more informa on a survey link has been included in the P&F sec on of this newsle er. Special thanks to the P&F Execu ve, Vanessa, Jenny and Danielle, who created the P&F Survey. We are very much looking forward to the ongoing contribu ons of all in our community during 2021 and beyond.

Term Calendar The Term Three calendar has been updated and can be accessed via the website. As with all events and ac vi es in these interes ng mes please be aware more changes may be made. We will endeavour to ensure events can take place and as close as possible to the dates indicated, however, as with all events in the community, the na on and the world we need to con nue to be very adaptable and pa ent.

Whole School Mass Last week we gathered as a whole school for a Eucharis c Celebra on which was led by Fr Greg. This was a wonderful way to come together as a school community to pray, to give thanks to God for the many blessings we receive and to re ect on the needs of others in the community and in the world. All parents were very welcome to join us for this celebra on. We are hopeful that our next Whole School Mass might take place at Infant Jesus Church.

Infant Jesus Family

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Congratula ons to the Freeman Family (Charlee PPB) on the arrival of baby Isaac!

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As we begin the semester all students, with the support and involvement of their parents, are encouraged to #ExpectGreatThings of themselves by con nuing their outstanding e ort and consistently applying themselves to all learning tasks, social opportuni es and care our school.


2021 Olympics

a special way with Jesus and we are nourished and strengthened to live good lives and become Jesus in the world today.

It was fantas c to see many of the children dressed in something ‘green and/or gold’ to celebrate the commencement of the 2021 Olympics. In con nuing the Olympic Theme we have organised a number of ac vi es to share the spirit of the Olympics. Children may be involved in Olympic-type sports, or may have the opportunity to demonstrate wonderful sportsmanship and the ability to work as part of a team or they may be able to share their gi s and talents during an individual ac vity. The Olympics is a wonderful me to recognise the gi s and talents of the athletes and their amazing e ort, persistence and some mes lifelong prac ce and work to achieve their goals.

First Eucharist This term we are focusing on a year for students and their teachers and families as the students prepare to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist for the rst me on Thursday 19 August or Saturday 21 August 2021. Receiving Jesus for the rst me it is very signi cant occasion. First Holy Communion is a key step in the ini a on of the person into the community of the Church. At this prayerful and memorable me, the parish community celebrates with the family and welcomes the person receiving Communion.

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First Holy Communion is the beginning of a special journey of in mate lifelong connec on and friendship with Jesus. Through receiving the Eucharist, we are united in

People live a Eucharis c life income Jesus in the world today through their ac ons words and way of being when they: • show love for others • act with kindness • care for people in need • share with others • look a er God's crea on • choose to do what is right Earlier this week families of the Year Four children a ended a First Eucharist Parent Informa on Night and this weekend they will a end a Commitment Mass at the Parish. In the next few weeks parents will also par cipate in a Parent and Child Workshop and the children will a end a Retreat and Reconcilia on in prepara on for First Communion.

Interschool Cross Country Congratula ons to our Interschool Cross Country Team who competed on Tuesday at the UWA Sports Park. Sixteen schools were represented at the carnival this year and our students tried excep onally hard with some achieving be er than their personal best. Congratula ons to the whole Interschool Cross Country team and well done to Georgia Mammone -1st in Girls A Division Year 6 Jacob Mertens – 4th in Boys A Division Year 5 Hayden Payne – 3rd in Boys A Division Year 3 Special thanks to Mrs Jenkins for all her e orts in preparing the team with addi onal earlier in the morning training sessions.


Welcome We welcome Mrs Rebecca Greener who has joined our sta this term. Rebecca will be working in the Pre-Primary W class for Semester Two as Mrs Pugliese is working in other areas of the school. Rebecca has adapted very easily to our school and has very much enjoyed mee ng all the Pre-Primary W children and all the parents and families. We hope that Rebecca nds her me at Infant Jesus School both ful lling and very rewarding. We also welcome back Miss Asha Sinclair who is working in the middle primary classes for a a few days each week. Asha recently completed a term of teaching prac ce in Year 4W and has returned to assist us in Term Three. We have had many very excited children to see Miss Sinclair ‘back at school.’

Play-based Learners At Infant Jesus School, we believe that each child is a precious gi from God created as an individual with his or her own unique gi s, talents and abili es. Early Childhood Educa on lays the founda on for further schooling and provides the ini al interface between home and school in a child’s life. Recognising parents as the rst educators of their children, early childhood educa on seeks to build upon home learning. In establishing programs for young children it is important to remember that Catholic schooling is inten onally directed to the holis c development of children from within, assis ng them to become fully integrated human persons.

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Our program: • recognises, values and builds upon the child’s prior knowledge • understands the importance of developing problem solving and thinking strategies through play • listens to children and their families, respec ng their values, cultures and experiences to provide opportuni es which support learning • closely observes, describes and records the children's e orts and achievements by monitoring progress and planning experiences which build on their knowledge, understandings, skills, a tudes and values • facilitates a challenging environment which mo vates and enriches learning and gives all children the opportunity to experience -independence and guidance -free choice and direc on -incidental moments and planned ac vi es - child ini ated and teacher navigated learning experiences - individual and group work - free inquiry and explicit teaching


• develop a posi ve self-image • love learning and value their individual learning styles • be responsible for their learning • respect their own knowledge, background and culture • take risks, persist and be self-paced in their learning • know, understand and use their personality, talents and individual ways of being crea ve • learn through problem-based play ac vi es by doing and being ac vely involved • learn through adults and others who sca old their endeavours • respect, value and accept all people • experience the joy in the mystery and wonder of the universe • feel valued and safe The earliest years of school are cri cal for later success. During these few years through our programs and with collabora on and partnerships with parents our goal is further develop and enhance the disposi ons for learning. For children to be the most successful learners they can be we plan for and provide every opportunity for them to develop self-regula on, language skills and posi ve disposi ons for learning. These disposi ons include enthusiasm, con dence, curiosity, coopera on, commitment, persistence and re ec on.

Pre-Kindergarten applica ons Enrolments are now being taken for siblings and new students wishing to commence Pre-Kindergarten at Infant Jesus School in 2022. Families with children eligible for Pre-Kindergarten in 2022 are required to ll out a Pre-Kindergarten Enrolment Applica on Form. 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. 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.

From my readings Teach children to persist Parents can promote resistance by encouraging their children to keep going and not keeping up this largest hurdle or di culty. “Persistence and pa ence have a magical e ect before which di cul es disappear and obstacles vanish.” John Quincy Adams The ability to persist at a task and see it through to the end is one of the most important success a ributes that you can develop in a child.

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There are numerous mes every day when children must persist rather than give in. A young child learning to e shoelaces must persist. A primary aged student must show determina on to nish tasks

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The aims of our Early Childhood Educa on Program are to encourage children to


and a secondary student needs to work through di cul es, par cularly those he or she doesn't understand or complete right away. They need to be able to persist when work gets hard or life gets tough,. They need the ‘s ckability’ to work through di cul es and hang in there when things don't go their way. Some children are more naturally predisposed to persist than others. They have a determined, even compe ve streak in their temperament that doesn't allow them to give in. These children and young people can drive themselves very hard to succeed. The results of the Australian Temperament Project show that persistence is the one temperamental factor that can be improved over me. Parents and teachers can develop persistence in children and also impede its development by making life too easy for children so that they don't have opportuni es to persist or hang in there. Parents can promote persistence by encouraging their children to keep going and not give in at the slightest hurdle or di culty. Parents can be a sounding board for children's gripes but they should show con dence in their ability to cope and get through their di cul es. “You can do it” is far more powerful in terms of promo ng an a tude of persistence than “if it is a li le too hard then try something else.” Let children know that there is correla on between e ort and success. In fact, they need to learn that by GIVING EFFORT they will more than likely experience more success. The ability to persist in the face of di cul es may be an old-fashioned quality but it is the best success a ributes that children will ever develop. Here are a few prac cal strategies you can use to promote a sense of persistence in your children: 1. Developer vocabulary for persistence. Words like “Hang tough,” “Work Hard” and “Hang in there” can become part of their everyday vocabulary. 2. Point out to children when they s ck at a task. Most parents know it pays o when they catch their children being good but it also pays o to catch them being persistent. The behaviours you focus on as parents expand so let them know when they have been persistent. Also remind them that persistence generally pays o . 3.Help children to remember mes when they experienced success by HANGING IN when they were younger. Let them know that persistence has paid o before and it will again.

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4.Talk about HARD WORK with your children. They need to understand that to be successful they need to do things that are NOT fun or easy. While it would be good if all work and learning was fun, in reality, this is not always the case.


Prayer One of the Masses in your parish last Sunday may be dedicated to the celebra on of this rst World Day for grandparents and elderly people as encouraged by Pope Francis. The World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly is to be celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday of July on the feast of Sts.Joachim and Anne, Jesus' grandparents.

PRAYER FOR THE FIRST WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence, even in mes of loneliness, You are my hope and my con dence, You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth! I thank You for having given me a family and for having blessed me with a long life. I thank You for moments of joy and di culty, for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are s ll ahead of me. I thank You for this me of renewed frui ulness to which You call me. Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace, teach me to embrace those who su er more than me, to never stop dreaming and to tell of your wonders to new genera ons. Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church, that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth. Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world, that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed, the poor consoled and wars ended. Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day, even un l the end of the age. Amen.

Have a great week!

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Clare Mo at Principal


School Uniform Just a reminder to all students that for health and hygiene reasons, hair that is shoulder length or longer needs to be ed up with a navy blue or white ribbon or hair es. This applies to boys and girls.

Olympic Fever at Infant Jesus School

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With the Olympics only occurring once every four years, children only get to experience the games two mes during their primary school years. It has been great to see our students excitedly cheering on Australia at recess and lunch, working hard to collect ‘medals’ for their year level and par cipa ng in a range of ac vi es at lunch me and during class me.

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Assistant Principals' Corner Sub-Heading Write your informa on here.


MSP School Photos

Merit Awards

Next Thursday (5th August) and Friday (6th August) is School Photo Day! Every student will have their photo take regardless of if they are purchasing photos or not. Your child should have brought home a unique online ordering key with their own shoot key. If your child has not brought one home please contact the front o ce.

Congratula ons to the following students who will receive a merit award on Thursday 5 August 2021 as an acknowledgement and celebra on of all their hard work.

Online ordering for photos closes on August 12 2021. Any orders received by MSP a er this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee. If you wish to pay by cash, envelopes are available from the o ce. If you would like family photos taken, please obtain an envelop from the front o ce. Family photos can not be paid for online. Family photos for families with the youngest child in Kindy and above will take place on Friday. If your child is having a family photo on Friday please send them to school in their full school winter uniform. All family photos will be taken during the school day. Class and individual photos will be taken on the following days.

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Friday Kindergarten Pre-Primary Netball Teams Family Photos

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Thursday Pre-Kindergarten Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four Year Five Year Six School Choir

Pre-Primary

Jordan Lee Laila Jukic Leila Versaci

Laylah Flamini Briella Seiku Saba Tartaglia

Year One

Nathaniel Elikewela Valen na Petrolo Anabelle McGarvie

Samuel Gomez Ruiz Antonella Gonzalez Posada Sienna Nocciolino Fletcher Speciale

Year Two

Imogen Krajancich Stefan Nedeljkovic Emmeline Soh Sebas an De Silva Makayla De Silva

Chance Taplin Harper de Mello Ryan How Yaw William Dimasi

Year Three

Chrissa Benny Brody Firns Luke Gen le Zoe Hessing

Alex Staltari Zavier Richardson Alfred Barzasi Reya Del Borrello

Year Four

Daniel Boni Tahlia Erceg Allegra Papalia Jasmine Galvin

Caitlin Au Ariel D'Cunha Aaron Da lo Nicolas Lucano Thy Truong

Year Five

Finn McMenemy Julian DeSilva Line e Abraham Anton DiNella Fletcher Innes

Francesco Napoli Grace Allpike Marcus Xiong Tessa Kolarikal Zac Mesi

Year Six

Liam Leach, Gabriel Richardson Bianca No e

Massimo Ianne a Olivia Oakley India Duguid


Literacy-Pro Comprehension is an essen al reading skill that allows us to understand the meaning of text, pictures, movies, songs and more. As a way to enhance the comprehension skills of our older students, we have a new home reading program- Literacy Pro- that has begun in Year 3-6. Literacy Pro measures each student’s reading ability using a fast, adap ve online test. Children ini ally complete an online test at school which is assessed by the computerbased Lexile analyser. This gives students a reading level from BR (Beginning Reader) to 1500. This is o en referred to as a Lexile reading level or score. It enables teachers to monitor student progress throughout the year and keep track of their comprehension and vocabulary development. Students are able to choose from a range of books which match their Lexile level in their library mes. Addi onally, there are digital books available online in the Lexile site and your child may even nd their favourite book from home has a quiz available. Choosing a book that is at their level ensures that students are challenged but not frustrated by their chosen book. A er each book is read, students complete a quiz online which consists of 10 ques ons about the book they have just read. Students need to score at least 7/10 ques ons correct in order to pass the book and earn designated points for that book. This quiz is part of the Infant Jesus School homework program. Please note, if your child does not get 7/10 this is not seen as a problem, but rather that the book was too di cult, and they either need to re-read the book, or the program will recalculate their level. Our main aim is for the children to read for enjoyment and develop a love for reading. Our students have been progressively taught how to work through the process in their classrooms however they may need support with the process un l they develop con dence and familiarity with the program. It is important that they ask for help as soon as possible. If problems arise please contact your child’s class teacher.

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Thank you to the P&F who generously support ini a ves at Infant Jesus School through assis ng with purchase of new books for the library’s ‘Lexile’ sec on. Thank you also to Jenny Houwen and the parents who have pa ently covered all of these new books, our students are very excited to begin reading them!


NAIDOC Week To acknowledge NAIDOC Week, each class from Kindergarten to Year Six learnt about the the Wagyl -a snake that lived during the Nyi ng (Dream me). They learnt how the Wagyl is an important part of Noongar culture, and his presence can be seen on the Western Australian landscape today. Each class then illustrated part of the Noongar story to create a collabora ve book.

Canteen - Semester Two Please note, next week the normal winter menu will resume in the canteen. Orders can be placed through the FlexiSchools App. If you are available to assist in the canteen, please ll out the form below. Please remember that all volunteers need to have a ended the volunteers workshop and signed the Infant Jesus School Code of Conduct. h ps://forms.o ce.com/r/D1gJ1pgL5i

Step Up!

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Some passionate and energe c students and parents from our school community recently competed in the Step Up for MSWA Challenge to raise money and awareness for people living with neurological condi ons. Well done!


St Dominic of Calaroga

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St. Dominic was born in Calaroga, Spain to a family of minor nobles. At the age of seven, he went to live with an uncle, who was a priest, to learn reading, music and the ways of the priesthood. Dominic saw Spain was bring

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We Are Called

desolated by famine. Dominic gave away his money and sold his clothes, furniture and even precious books to feed the hungry. In those mes, books then were made of the dead skin of animals. Dominic said to his fellow students “Would you have me study o these dead skins, when men are dying of hunger?” Dominic’s followers have been called “Domini canes,” the watch dogs of the Lord and it is from Dominic that we have inherited our school newsle er tle: VERITAS which means Truth. St Dominic’s Feast day is celebrated on 3 August in Australia.


World Day for Grandparents Recently, Pope Francis declared July 25 the World Day for Grandparents and Older People. The decision to hold the day, came because of the pandemic and the su ering of older genera ons in recent months in every part of the world. Reports of elderly people having to die alone and then not even being given a funeral, have been a cause of deep pain to the Church. It is one of the crosses of our me that was rightly brought to mind during the Way of the Cross with the Pope on Good Friday this year: “People jumped out of the ambulance dressed like astronauts, wearing protec ve suits, gloves, masks and face shields. They took away my grandfather who had been having di culty breathing. That was the last me that I saw my grandfather. He died a few days later in hospital. I think of how lonely he must have felt. I could not be near him physically to say goodbye and to comfort him.” To be unable to be close to those who su er is at odds with a Chris an’s calling to show compassion. This World Day is an opportunity to rea rm that the Church can never remain distant from those who carry a cross. The theme chosen by the Holy Father, “I am with you always”, expresses clearly that, during the pandemic and in the be er mes that will hopefully follow, every ecclesial community wishes to be with the elderly always.

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Pope Francis, and the church believe that all the elderly, including those who are not grandparents − need a family environment in which to live, and

that it is necessary for families to become aware of the role being played by their older members. This year as a school, we celebrated the role our grandparents play in our live in Term Two, with Grandparents Day, however we recognise the special contribu on they make to our lives every day.

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Mary MacKillop was the rst Australian to be declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. She was known as Mother Mary of the Cross in her life me. In 1866 Mary MacKillop and Woods opened up Saint Joseph’s School. The school provided a free educa on to all children. In addi on to being a teacher, Mary MacKillop wanted to become a nun. She thought she would have to go to Europe to study because Australia did not have any ordersor communi es- of nuns. Instead, Mary MacKillop and Father Julien Tenison Woods founded Australia’s rst order of nuns, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart. In 1867 Mary MacKillop became the rst member of the new order. By the end of the year, 10 more women had joined the order. The following year the Sisters of Saint Joseph opened schools in other Australian ci es, as well as an orphanage and a refuge for women released from prison. Mary MacKillop died in Sydney on August 8, 1909. She was canonized as Saint Mary of the Cross on October 17, 2010 and is the rst Australian born Saint. St Mary of the Cross MacKillop’s Feast Day is August 8 of each year.


It’s a Zoo in here! In Year One we’ve had a very exci ng start to Term Three… whilst we were at home res ng over the holidays, many animals made their way into our classrooms and set up habitats in our Class Zoos! We will be learning about many of the animals and pu ng our informa ve wri ng skills to use by crea ng animal reports.

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Later in the term we are going to Perth Zoo to compare all our facts! In reading, we have been looking at a text and iden fying the main idea. This can be tricky, so we try and nd as many clues as possible to help us.

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Year 1


Year 1 Money, money, money! In Maths we are exploring money, learning how to recognise and order all Australian coins. There are lots of Australian animals from our Zoo appearing on the coins which is helping us to recognise them. We are se ng up a mini-shop to learn how to order coins and objects by their value, we may even add the cost of items together…we will be able to help with our family food shops in no me! Showing love and respect to others has been another area of focus for us. We are exploring how people show respect when they treat others well, just like they would want to be treated. Through drawing picture, we showed our understanding that families are important because they help people to grow and develop into people who always want what is good for the other person.

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Watch this space for more Year One news…we are looking forward to a term full of fun, ac vi es and most of all, learning!

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Class News


Year 6 Celebra ng Indigenous Ar sts During our NAIDOC Week celebra ons, we explored the work and designs of Emma MacNeill. She is an Indigenous ar st and some of her designs and stories are hand painted onto professional athlete’s shoes. We reviewed our previous learning on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tradi onal symbols and colours. It was par cularly important for us to acknowledge that these symbols are used to tell a story and are not just used individually.

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Using an idea from a local Perth teacher, our students designed their own sneaker based on a tradi onal story they wished to portray. We loved the idea of celebra ng Indigenous culture through a crea ve ac vity which is now on display!

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Sport Interschool Cross Country Carnival Last Tuesday a group of 45 energe c students ventured to UWA Sports Park to compete in the 2021 Interschool Cross Country Carnival. This year the CPSSA were trialling a new venue: UWA Sports Park and we think it was a great success! The students and parents all had a great view of the amazing runners as they competed in their respec ve events. It was wonderful to see the children trying their best to earn points for Infant Jesus School. All the children from Year Three to Year Six must be congratulated for their e orts, teamwork, and cheering. In the end Infant Jesus School nished in 10th place, well done everyone! GIRLS 11th

BOYS 7th

OVERALL 10th

I would like to thank all the parents who came out to support our wonderful children and to Miss Myles, Mrs Pugliese and Mrs Houwen for their awesome marshalling and crowd control skills!

2021 Olympic Games

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The Wellness Ministry have been celebra ng the Olympic games by hos ng some fun- lled Olympic sport challenges at lunch me. This week the members of the Wellness Ministry are organising Olympic Basketball and Soccer challenges to all our students in Year 1 – Year 6. We look forward to having some Olympic fun with everyone!

Class News


Athle cs season is into full swing and the students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 have all commenced their Athle cs program. This year, for the rst me, Shot Put and Turbo Javelin have been added to the Year 3 program. The Year 3 students have been learning the shot-put technique in Physical Educa on this week and have been amazing. We have some budding shot-put stars in Year 3! Details for the carnival are: Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021 (Term 4, Week 1). Venue: Dianella Open Reserve/Inglewood Li le Centre, Morley Drive. Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm. (Pre-Primary 12:00pm-2:30pm)

Long Jump and Sprint Trials As in previous years, the Year 3 to Year 6 students will complete their long jump event and sprint trials this term. Details are: Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021. Venue: Noranda Spor ng Complex.

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Each year level will be shu led to and from Noranda Spor ng Complex, mes will be released closer to the event.

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Fac on Athle cs Carnival


Informa on Technology

iPad Supervision Parents play a vital role in assis ng children to have a safe and posi ve experience with technology and the internet. Part of that role includes providing adequate supervision, clear guidelines and appropriate follow up at home.

Talk About Technology Talking about appropriate use of technology and having conversa ons about the posi ves and nega ves in each case is highly bene cial. Children are generally excited about using an iPad at school for their learning. Take advantage of this enthusiasm and make me to sit down and talk with your child on a regular basis: •Ask them to show you how they are using their iPad at school. •Have them give you a "tutorial" on how to use one of the apps. •Work together to create a project using the iPad. •Share some fun me with your child using the iPad.

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The more you talk about and experiment with your child's iPad, the more you will learn about it how it is being used and how it can best be used at home.


iPad Supervision Parents play a vital role in assis ng children to have a safe and posi ve experience with technology and the internet. Part of that role includes providing adequate supervision, clear guidelines and appropriate follow up at home.

Talk About Technology Talking about appropriate use of technology and having conversa ons about the posi ves and nega ves in each case is highly bene cial. Children are generally excited about using an iPad at school for their learning. Take advantage of this enthusiasm and make me to sit down and talk with your child on a regular basis: •Ask them to show you how they are using their iPad at school. •Have them give you a "tutorial" on how to use one of the apps. •Work together to create a project using the iPad. •Share some fun me with your child using the iPad. The more you talk about and experiment with your child's iPad, the more you will learn about it how it is being used and how it can best be used at home.

Establish Boundaries It is highly recommended that iPads are NOT used in bedrooms and should only be used and charged in communal areas of the house. Establish where these areas are and supervise the use of technology. If you are experiencing problems, we recommend that you specify: •where in the house the iPad can be used • where it is to be stored when not in use (this can be the loca on for charging). Whether children are allowed to install games and entertainment apps on their iPad is a family decision.

Remove Distrac ons Before star ng homework, ask your child to: •close all irrelevant apps •close all irrelevant pages in Safari If you are experiencing problems with your child being o -task while comple ng homework there is the op on of se ng up Guided Access. Guided Access helps the iPad user to stay focused on a task while using an iPad. Guided Access limits the device to a single app and controls which app features are available. Guided Access is con gured through: Se ngs | Accessibility | Guided Access.

Inspect iPads Teachers work daily with students on their iPads and use the Classroom app which allows teachers to monitor all student iPads in a classroom situa on. Parents should also regularly inspect their child's iPad and have access to all accounts that their child uses and have dialogue with them about how technology is being used at home.

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Apps that you allow on your child’s device should be reviewed regularly. There are communica on tools


JAMF Parent At Infant Jesus School, our BYOD 1-1 iPads in Year Three and Four are managed using Jamf. There is also a parent version that Year Three and Four parents are able to access. Jamf Parent is an app that allows you to manage your children's school-issued devices. Using Jamf Parent, you can restrict and allow apps and device func onality on your children's devices. Jamf Parent is available on iOS and Android. More informa on about Jamf Parent can be found here:

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P&F News

Volunteer Survey As a P&F we ac vely seek volunteers to assist with fundraising and or social/school community events. We understand that each of our families is unique – with its own priori es, needs, talents, and me constraints -- and so our aim is to try and provide as many kinds of opportuni es for parent or guardian involvement as possible. We ask that you please complete this survey and return it so that we can try to match you with the opportuni es available. Please review the volunteer opportuni es suggested below and check any you are interested in -- or tell us what how you would like to help out our school. Please complete the form by Monday 16 August 2021 A P&F representa ve will contact you in due course as dates become available.

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P&F Social and Event Planning

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With Infant Jesus Day for Term 3 on 27 August and the Disco arranged for Term 4, we are star ng to think about ideas for 2022. If you have any new ideas for social or fundraising events, please reach out to the P&F via email or feel free to come along to the next P&F Mee ng in August.


Entertainment Book The Entertainment Membership is running a compe on just for WA fundraisers where each Membership sold between 1 July and 30 September will put our school in the draw to win a $1,000 Rebel or JB Hi-Fi eGi voucher !! This prize will be given to one lucky Perth school, so if you’ve been thinking about buying an Entertainment Membership, do it today so our school has a higher chance of winning the $1,000 gi card to spend of school resources!! In addi on to the above, anyone who purchases a Membership between 4pm Wednesday, July 14 and 11.59pm, Wednesday September 15 AEST will receive an extra month free. This means they’ll get a 13-month Membership along with a FREE upgrade to a Mul City Membership when they purchase a Single City. How good is that! Save on dining, travel, ac vi es, shopping and more. 20% of every membership will also go towards Infant Jesus School.

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Father and Son Camp 2021 Registra ons Registra ons for Father and Son Camp, to be held on October 29-31 at Nanga Bush Camp in Dwellingup, are open next week. Please note: This year's registra on will be held in stages to ensure Year Six children have the best chance of a ending. Year Six registra ons will open on Monday, August 2. Registra ons for the rest of the school (Years 1 to 5) will be open on Friday, August 6. Due to high demand, registra ons submi ed before the appropriate date will not be considered. Please register by emailing ijfathersoncamp@gmail.com with the following details: 1. Father’s name 2. Child/children’s name/s 3. Father’s mobile number & email address 4. Child/children’s year group/s 5. Do you/your child’s birthday fall during camp weekend? What day? 6. If you/your child/children have any speci c allergies 7. Bunk preference (eg: if you want to bunk with a cousin)

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If you do not receive a response via email within 48 hours, please follow up with Dave on 0409 719 068 to ensure your registra on has been received. Pricing and payment informa on will be forwarded to those who register around late August/early September.


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Keyed Up Music Lessons Keyed Up Music will be teaching woodwind, drums, keyboard, guitar and violin group lessons this term both before and a er school. Lessons start at $18.65 for a group of 4 per lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 6107 8841 or 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/ enrolment-form


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