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Congratulations to AQUINA! Winners of our 2021 Swimming Carnival!

Infant Jesus School celebrates Harmony Day! Infant Jesus School | Issue 3 | Week 8, Term 1

VERITAS 1


MARCH

IN THIS ISSUE…

25 IMPORTANT DATES 29 March

Year One and Three Holy Week Liturgy

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

Holy Week Sta,ons of the Cross Mo,vated Learners Parent-Teacher Mee,ngs Harmony Day NAPLAN 2021 2021 Calendar- Term Two Infant Jesus Family Swimming Carnival Kindergarten 2022- Applica,ons From My Readings This Week Prayer

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ CORNER ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣

Harmony Day 2021 Winter Uniform St Joseph’s Solemnity Student Ministries Bread and BuOer Day

WE ARE CALLED 30 March

Year Five Holy Week Liturgy

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Holy Week 2021 Project Compassion Easter at Infant Jesus Parish

CLASS NEWS 31 March

Year Two Holy Week Liturgy

1 April

Year Four Holy Week Liturgy StaQons of the Cross presented by Year Six

20 April

First Day of Term Two

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Science News Sport News Health News Chinese News Music News

SAFE SCHOOL FRAMEWORK NEWS ‣ ‣

Child Safe Framework Code of Conduct

INFORMATION TECHOLOGY ‣

Geocaching

P&F NEWS ‣ ‣ ‣

President’s Note Colour Run Father and Son Camp

PARENT AND COMMUNITY NEWS ‣ ‣

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Keyed Up Music Lessons Trinity College Open Day

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Holy Week The students will par0cipate in the Sta0ons of the Cross on Thursday 1 April

DEAR PARENTS With only one week of this term to go, I would like to congratulate all members of the Infant Jesus School community for their endeavours and efforts. The last eight weeks have just flown by and the students, in par0cular, have been very mo0vated, focused and engaged with the expecta0ons of school. Many parents by now would have had the opportunity to meet with their child’s class teacher and discuss their child’s progress since the beginning of the school year. All the educators including the class teachers, support teachers, specialists and educa0on assistants have worked with great commitment and enthusiasm to ensure that all children are succeeding and making progress on their individual learning journey. At this 0me of the term, class teachers receive special acknowledgement and apprecia0on for all the prepara0on and work in personally informing each parent of the progress that their child is making through the parent-teacher interviews. This is a very important form of communica0on from the school, is an element of our repor0ng strategy and is another avenue for further informing and involving parents in their child’s learning journey. The posi0ve aLtude and support of parents is of great value to both the child and the child’s teachers in every year level. Thank you to all members of the community who have contributed in some way to the development of our school. Both the School Advisory Council and the P&F have held mee0ngs this term. We have new members on our P&F Execu0ve and some new Class Representa0ves. All of these groups play an important role in the development of our school and we look forward to their support throughout this year.

Harmony Day Congratula0ons to all students who par0cipated in Harmony Day on Monday.

Motivated Learners During every school day we are con0nually challenging children to do their best.


Holy Week This Sunday we celebrate Palm (or Passion) Sunday. On this day we begin the prepara0on to celebrate Holy Week, the 0me when we remember the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. On Palm Sunday crowds of people lined the streets of Jerusalem to wait for one man riding on a donkey. Jesus arrived in this way because He wanted everyone to know that He is a King of both rich and poor people. It was a day of great triumph for Jesus as people greeted Him by waving palm branches and laying their coats on the ground ahead of Him. We now know that Palm Sunday was also the beginning of the suffering that would lead to Jesus’ death. Some people didn’t understand His message and were afraid and jealous of His power over the crowds of believers. During the celebra0on on Palm Sunday the palm branches are blessed. These branches remind us of the resurrec0on and eternal life, and that Jesus is our King. Some of the blessed palm branches will be burned to be used as the ashes for Ash Wednesday next year. On Palm Sunday the priest wears red, which is the colour of kingship. At the celebra0on we join in the words of praise sung by the people of Jerusalem many years ago ‘Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.’ At the end of Lent we celebrate Holy Week and Easter, when we remember Jesus’ death and resurrec0on. Lent gets us ready for the new life and happiness of Easter. Tomorrow each child will bring home a palm frond to remind families of Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week.

Holy Week Reflec,ons

During this season of Lent we have con0nued to share the love of God with others, prayed for others, reflected on how we have shared our faith during this 0me and through our words and ac0ons shown that we are using the gi[s that God has given us to follow more closely the example of Jesus. Next week we will be gathering in the School Hall each morning at 8.50am to reflect on Holy Week, the message of Jesus and the significance of this week for us and our lives today. One parent per child is welcome to join us for these reflec0ons which will take place on Monday 29, Tuesday 30, Wednesday 31 March and Thursday 1 April 2021.Please use the SafeWA app to scan the QR code provided in the hall.

Sta,ons of the Cross – Holy Thursday

The students will par,cipate in the Sta,ons of the Cross on Thursday 1 April commencing at 2.00pm in the School Hall. Parents are welcome to be present for the Sta0ons on Thursday, but are asked to remember that this will be a very prayerful and solemn occasion as we remember the Passion of Christ. Students will be involved in drama0sing the Sta0ons of the Cross, but it is not a performance. As this is the highlight of the Chris0an year, we encourage all families to par0cipate in parish ac0vi0es for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. For more informa0on regarding Holy Week celebra0ons and 0mes at Infant Jesus Parish are included in the ‘We Are Called’ sec0on of this newsleeer.


Sta,ons of the Cross

Sta0ons are places where people wait while they are going from one place to another. A school-bus stop is like a sta0on. People wait at train sta0ons or bus sta0ons or airports. Sta0ons are also places where people take 0me to think about Jesus as he went to die on a cross. They are “Sta0ons of the Cross.” They show us how much Jesus loved us. The ‘Way of the Cross’ is a popular Catholic devo0on which commemorates the Passion and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Most Catholic Churches have ‘Sta0ons of The Cross’ mounted along their walls in chronological order. The styles used can vary from elaborate pain0ngs to simple clay interpreta0ons. Each of the fourteen sta0ons depicts an important and significant event which occurred during Jesus’ Passion and death at Calvary on Good Friday. Praying the Way of the Crossalone or with a group – is a Lenten tradi0on. The ‘Way of the Cross’ is usually an ‘ac0on prayer’. Moving from sta0on to sta0on and praying or medita0ng at each of one is usually the format used. This ac0vity must always be underlined with respect and dignity called for by its very content. The origins of the Sta0ons can be traced back to Jerusalem during the early centuries a[er Jesus’ death and resurrec0on. On Good Friday, early Chris0ans would walk the path that Jesus had walked carrying his cross. Gradually, churches were built along the way and Chris0an pilgrims would stop at them and pray, remembering Jesus’ last journey. In the 13th century when the Muslims took over Jerusalem, Chris0ans decided to con0nue to remember Jesus’ journey to the cross in their churches. Over the centuries these came to be known as the ‘Sta0ons of the Cross’ and the devo0on of praying the Sta0ons on the Fridays of Lent developed. This year, Sta0ons of the Cross created by each class will be displayed in the Piazza. Each sta0on will have a QR code that when scanned, will play a reflec0on for that sta0on. Classes will be involved in praying the Sta0ons of the Cross throughout Holy Week. The reflec0ons will be shared with families so that you can also pray the Sta0ons of the Cross at home.

Mo,vated Learners During every school day we are con0nually challenging children to do their best. At Infant Jesus School excellence is a core value that mo0vates all children to #ExpectGreatThings of themselves and others.

In his book ‘Mo0va0ng Every Learner’ (2011) Alan McLean states that ‘mo0va0on is the glue that holds everything together, the hub around which most school developments can be considered. It’s a way of thinking that needs to permeate the whole school about the power of mo0va0on in the classroom and about the core condi0ons for effec0ve teaching and learning. It is both student and teacher mo0va0on. It resonates with, supports and wraps around many current ini0a0ves and so is a unifying focus for schools and authori0es.’ We recognise that the purpose of educa0on is to prepare people for a meaningful life. In aspiring to be A LEADing Learning School we are always reflec0ng on our work and how we are using our exper0se and effort to engage each child in the learning. As Mo0vated Learners at Infant Jesus School we believe that: Children are competent and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the learning task. Learning is a life-long process Our community fosters an aLtude which promotes achievement of the full poten0al of all individuals in an environment embedded in our Gospel values. Children work independently and collabora0vely on their individual learning journey. Learning is individualised. Each person is supported to take risks and develop an aLtude of responsibility for their own learning Mo0vated students make the classroom more engaging and inspire all to #ExpectGreatThings.


Parent-Teacher Mee,ngs

This week, parents had the chance to catch up with class teachers and discuss individual student progress in the year so far. This is viewed as an important opportunity which supports the educa0on partnership that we believe to be a vital component to student success. Once again, where parents and carers were unable to avail themselves over the 0me scheduled, I would encourage you to organise a more mutually convenient 0me to meet with your child/ren’s class teacher/s.

Harmony Day Congratula0ons to all students who par0cipated in Harmony Day on Monday. It was a wonderful opportunity to recognise the many different cultures at our school. To highlight this occasion many of our children wore something with the colour orange. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguis0c background, united by a set of core Australian values. The purpose of Harmony Week is to celebrate Australian mul0culturalism, and the successful integra0on of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful mul0cultural countries in the world and this week is a 0me celebrate this and work to maintain it. We are very fortunate in Australia, and at Infant Jesus School, that we have so many different cultures in our community. The money raised will go towards Project Compassion to support their work in many countries around the world.

NAPLAN 2021 NAPLAN (Na0onal Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) assesses literacy and numeracy skills that are essen0al for every child to progress through school and life. Across Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 par0cipate in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, wri0ng, conven0ons of language (spelling, grammar and punctua0on) and numeracy. Last year, due to the worldwide pandemic the NAPLAN assessments were cancelled. However, in 2021, our Year 3 and Year 5 will par0cipate in NAPLAN (Na0onal Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) next term. The assessment provides parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the 0me of the tests. NAPLAN is just one aspect of a school’s assessment and repor0ng process – it does not replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance. NAPLAN also provides schools, educa0on authori0es and governments with informa0on about how educa0on programs are working and whether young Australians are achieving important educa0onal outcomes in literacy and numeracy. More informa0on about NAPLAN Online for parents and carers has been distributed to families and can be accessed using the following link heps://nap.edu.au/docs/default-source/resources/ naplan-online-informa0on-brochure-for-parentsand-carers.pdf

2021 Calendar - Term Two Next term commences on Tuesday 20 April 2021 for all students and concludes on Friday 2 July 2021 (an 11 week term) Please be aware that there are also two public holidays in Term Two at; ➡ Beginning of Week 2 - Monday 26 April 2021 ➡ Beginning of Week 8 - Monday 7 June 2021

Infant Jesus Family

Congratula0ons to de Mello family on the safe arrival on your new baby brotherParker James Lee de Mello. May he always bring joy and happiness to your family.


Swimming Carnival

A fantas0c day was had by everyone at our first school swimming carnival since 2019. Today, at the swimming carnival the Year 4-6 students were given an opportunity to share their swimming talents and compete against each other in a range of events. Students par0cipated in 100m, 50m and 25m swimming races, novelty events and the relay event. Congratula0ons to all the students who par0cipated – for our Year 4 and Year 5 students this was the first 0me that they had competed at a swimming carnival. All the students involved should be proud of their effort and aLtude throughout the event; it shows what a posi0ve and co-opera0ve community we have here at Infant Jesus School. Well done to all the Year 6 Leaders who assisted with organising the swimmers into races and co-ordina0ng the chants and cheers that occurred throughout the day. Thank you also to members of the Wellness Ministry for the amazing assistance in organising the fac0on bays, marshalling the children for their events and assis0ng so competently in the water. I would like to convey my sincere gra0tude to the parents who assisted with marshalling and cheering. A special Thank You and congratula0ons to Mrs Jenkins for her efforts in coordina0ng the carnival and making sure that it ran smoothly. Thank you also to all the staff who assisted on the day. Congratulations, finally, to Aquina Faction for finishing first in the faction competition. The results were:

1st

Aquina

659

2nd

Calaroga

470

3rd

Lima

327

4th

Siena

267

Congratula0ons to the following students who certainly showed #GreatThings in the pool today! Year Four Girls

Year Four Boys

Champion

Claudia Scriva

Champion

Oliver Ashton

2nd

Addison McCulloch

2nd

Cooper McGuire

3rd

Laila Tartaglia

3rd

Max Musca

Year Five Girls

Year Five Boys

Champion

Carmen De Mello

Champion

Jacob Mertens

2nd

Grace Allpike

2nd

Alexander Wallace

3rd

Seraphina Nguyen

3rd

Sam Italiano

Year Six Girls

Year Six Boys

Champion

Olivia Oakley

Champion

Liam Leach

2nd

Sophia Tra

2nd

Riley Krans

3rd

Asher Jupp

3rd

Jesse Galvin


Kindergarten 2022 - Applica,ons are Now Due

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 fill out an Infant Jesus School Applica0on Form. Infant Jesus School will con0nue to operate two concurrent Kindergarten groups next year with the days of aeendance being Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Kindergarten places are limited so it is important that parents within the Infant Jesus School community submit their applica0ons as soon as possible. Forms can be obtained from the office.

From My Readings Ideas for the holidays

The holidays are upon us again and it’s 0me to rest and relax. Families always enjoy the break from the rou0nes of school life and the opportunity to spend 0me together and to do the things they don’t have 0me for during term 0me. Paren0ng educator, Michael Grose warns us however, that some children can feel a liele lost when familiar rou0nes are abandoned on holidays. He suggests gradually easing students back into rou0nes as the return to school comes closer so that children are prepared for going to bed earlier and geLng up at earlier 0mes. To achieve a balance of ac0vi0es during the school holidays, Michael Grose suggests three different types of ac0vi0es that children want with their families including; ๏ rituals and celebra0ons, including family meal0mes ๏ one-on-one ac0vi0es where you spend some 0me alone with each child ๏ unstructured, impromptu ac0vi0es such as playing simple games, storytelling and walks around the neighbourhood. These are important rela0onship-building ac0vi0es that bind families together and enable you to build up emo0onal collateral with kids as they move into adolescence. Mix ‘me’ 0me with ‘them’ 0me. Plan a mixture of outdoor ac0vi0es or trips with quiet at home ac0vi0es where you can relax and recharge your own baeeries. The holidays give you a chance to spend 0me as a family, but you also need to take some 0me for yourself each day. It helps to let your kids know that you are having some 0meout too. Resist being your child’s home entertainment machine. Give children opportuni0es to keep themselves occupied or think of inexpensive, fun ways to keep themselves amused. “I’m bored” is an invita0on for kids to keep themselves occupied rather than for you to keep them amused. Team up with other families. Whether it is sharing celebra0ons with other families or just holidaying with friends, holidays offer the chance to broaden your child’s social circle. Paren0ng Ideas – Michael Grose


Lenten Thought “Lent is a 0me for greater love..…” Mother Teresa

Prayer A Prayer for Palm Sunday and the Beginning of Holy Week On this day of great rejoicing, Lord Jesus Christ When we welcome You as our King and Saviour, We also walk in the shadow of Your cross. Blessed are You who comes in God’s name to save us.

Strengthen our faith on this Palm Sunday so that when the 0me comes to carry the cross we might s0ll talk to You with hearuelt praise. Give us the grace and the courage to follow you this Holy Week from the cross to the resurrec0on, from darkness to the fullness of light. Amen.

Kind regards

Clare Moffat Principal


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ CORNER

Harmony Day 2021 On Monday we celebrated Harmony Day as a school community. Harmony Week is a :me to celebrate Australian mul:culturalism, and the successful integra:on of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful mul:cultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it. The message of Harmony Week is ‘Everyone belongs’. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguis:c background, united by a set of core Australian values. The conversa:on surrounding inclusiveness starts at home. By having honest and open discussions about racism, diversity and inclusivity builds trust with your children. It encourages them to come to you with ques:ons and worries. If they see you as a trusted source of advice, they are likely to engage with you on this topic more. Teach your child that it is wrong to ridicule differences like race, religion, appearance, special needs, gender, economic status. Try to ins:l a sense of empathy for those who are different. Consider geJng involved together in a community group where your child can interact with kids who are different. Make sure your kids understand that you will not tolerate bullying at home or anywhere else. Set rules about bullying and s:ck to them. If you punish your child by taking away privileges, be sure it's meaningful. For example, if your child bullies other kids via email, text messages, or a social networking site, stop phone or computer privileges for a period of :me. If your child acts aggressively at home, with siblings or others, put a stop to it. Teach more appropriate (and nonviolent) ways to react, like walking away.


Winter Uniform

Student Ministries

A reminder to all parents that this term all students are required to be in winter uniform. To assist parents and students in this transi:on, a twoweek change-over period will be permiRed with all students in full winter uniform by Week 3.

Public Relations Ministry

All uniform items are in stock and can be ordered online.

Hair •Children should avoid excess use of hair gel or hair

products. •Dreadlocks or coloured beads are not permiRed. •Excessively short hair is not permiRed. A cut shorter than a number two is unacceptable. •Hair must be clean, brushed and kept off 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. •

St Joseph’s Solemnity On Friday 19 March, children from Year One to Year Six joined together to celebrate the Solemnity of St Joseph. Father Greg explained to us the importance of St Joseph and how he helped raise Jesus on earth. Many classes completed ac:vi:es on St Joseph and learnt about his life. In Year Three and Four, the children wrote prayers to St Joseph, whilst the Year Twos created illustra:ons of St Joseph and then brought them to life using the app ChaRerpix.

“This term in Year Six, we have received our ministry leRers and are aware of our ministries. We all had different reasons for why we wanted to join the Public Rela:ons Ministry, but it all came down to two main reasons. They are that we like speaking in front of large crowds or we want to improve our confidence with speaking in public. We are all really happy to be in the Public Rela:ons Ministry this term.” -Allegra Scriva “Being in the Public Rela:ons Ministry has inspired myself and my peers to follow our passion of speaking and engaging with the crowd. We wanted to join to gain confidence in public speaking. We believe it is a great opportunity to start our journey into speaking with an audience; may that be fi`y, one hundred, two hundred and perhaps the whole school. Others wanted to experience the feeling of everyone looking at them and listening to what they are saying. People love that feeling, no wonder why, it feels great. -Sophia Ruggerio

Bread and Butter Day On Tuesday 30 March, Students from Years 1 – 6 are asked not to bring lunch to school, so that as a community we can eat a lunch of bread and buRer. At lunch:me students and teachers will eat their bread and buRer lunch. There will be enough bread and buRer for each student and staff will also contribute and par:cipate. COVID-19 protocols will be followed in regards to the prepara:on and distribu:on of the bread. Students are asked to bring in a coin dona:on, which will go to Project Compassion. Woolworths Morley will kindly be dona:ng fresh bread on Tuesday morning. In honour of the day, students are asked to bring a simple recess to school. If your child has a food allergy and is unable to eat bread and buRer, please send an alterna:ve lunch to school. Students are requested to support this effort in a posi:ve manner. Hopefully, by giving up our lunch of choice for one school day we might in some way appreciate the plight of most people worldwide who o`en have liRle choice in what they eat.


WE ARE CALLED Holy Week 2021 This coming Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week in our liturgical calendar. Holy Week allows us to ‘walk’ alongside Jesus, and reflect upon the great giA he gave us. Below are some acDviDes that your family may wish to parDcipate in to reflect on Holy Week. Create a paper palm, or decorate a picture of a palm to wave at church on Palm Sunday. Create ‘ResurrecDon Eggs’ using plasDc eggs to retell the story of Jesus’s suffering and resurrecDon. InstrucDons can be found here: hLps://www.rainbowcastle.org/resurrecDoneggs.html Jesus washed the disciples feet to show that he cared for them. Care for the environment by picking up rubbish as a family. Create a ‘donut’ tomb and discuss how Jesus was laid in a borrowed tomb and a large boulder was rolled in front of it. hLps:// www.growingweisser.com/2017/04/05/donut-forget-jesus-on-easterthe-empty-tomb/ Make ‘Easter Story Cookies’ with your children and explain the Easter story. The recipe can be found here: hLps://www.catholicicing.com/howto-make-easter-story-cookies-with-a-printable-recipe/


HALIMA’S STORY Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-30 This week’s Gospel began with people wishing to “see Jesus”. Perhaps not to simply observe Jesus, but to ‘see’ Jesus so that they can understand.

Project Compassion ARSAD’S STORY Readings: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 In Week Four of Lent’s Gospel reading, we heard Nicodemus’s humbling encounter with Jesus. Nicodemus was asking Jesus how it is possible for one to renew themselves, or to be born again from sin. As Jesus responds, he makes numerous references to “the light”. Jesus invites us to “be a light in the world, a light to others”. We are all made in the image and likeness of God and thus all possess God-given giAs that we are called to share. Christ was made man to shine a light onto the darkness in this world. We all have a responsibility to shine a light on the injusDces that exist within society, and are challenged to be light that drives change. Last week, we learnt about Mr Arsad, a farmer who lives in the Pandeglang District in Indonesia with his wife and three children. It was only recently, that he was able to build a toilet for his family. Mr Arsad and his family, along with millions of people globally, lack basic access to safely-managed sanitaDon faciliDes, oAen being exposed to dangerous condiDons as well as making them highly suscepDble to infecDous diseases. Through a Caritas Australia supported program, Mr Arsad become involved in a community-based health development project where he learnt the skills to parDcipate in a community-led approach to building toilets. Just as Jesus calls us to do, Mr Arsad, shared his giAs by assisDng with the building of toilets for other families within his neighbourhood. “ Aspire not to have more, but to be more.”

In the Project Compassion story for this week we learn of, or ‘see;’ Halima, a Rohingya woman living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Through our support of Caritas Australia, Halima and her two children now have access to clean water and sanitaDon faciliDes within the camp, along with access to food and clothes. Halima, with the basic necessiDes to support her family can now look forward to the future. Through Halima’s story we are able to see and hopefully understand a liLle more of the human experience.

Infant Jesus Parish Easter Masses Please see the a)ached flyer for informa4on about the Easter services on at the parish.


Easter

at Infant Jesus

Keeping a Covid Safe Celebration The new COVID regulations allow us to have 375 people in the church for services. This is great news, but it still means that not everyone is going to be able to get in for our busier celebrations on Good Friday and Easter Sunday morning. So please arrive early or be prepared to be seated outside. Numbers outside the church will be unlimited. There will be seating provided, or you can bring your own chairs or a picnic rug and sit on the grass. The glass doors will all be opened so that people will also be able to see what is happening in the church. Our sound system will ensure you will be able to hear clearly. Holy Communion will also be distributed outside the church. In this way we hope to ensure a place for everyone. PLEASE NOTE: Government regulations apply inside and outside

C the Church –M T hand sanitising, 1.5m social distancing and mandatory contact registration.

CHRISTMAS EVE Thursday 24 December

Vigil Mass at 6.00pm (Carols 30 minutes before Mass)

2021 Easter Services:

Midnight Mass at 12.00am (Carols 30 minutes before Mass) th

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PASSION CHRISTMAS DAY SUNDAY Friday 25MASSES December27 /28 MARCH Saturday Sunday 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am Christmas Masses6pm, at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am (Italian Mass)(Italian), 6pm (Carols 30 minutes before each Mass) HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD S SUPPER st APRIL Mass at 7pm, follow by adoration and conclude with night prayer at 10pm. (No morning Masses)

GOOD FRIDAY 2nd APRIL Stations of the Cross at 9.30am, Via Croce (Italian) at 11.00am The Passion of the Lord at 3pm. (No morning Masses) HOLY SATURDAY 3rd APRIL Vigil Mass (includes baptisms) at 7pm (No morning Mass) EASTER SUNDAY 4th APRIL Masses at 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am (Italian) and 6pm

Please help by passing this information to family and friends who would normally come to Infant Jesus for Easter services.

RECONCILIATION (Confession for Easter) 2nd Rite of Reconciliation (communal celebration) Wednesday 24th March at 7pm Individual Confessions each Saturday: 10am 11am and 5pm 5.30pm Infant Jesus Catholic Church, 47 Wellington Rd, Morley 9276 8500 www.infantjesusparish.org.au infantjesusmorley


SCIENCE NEWS

Pre-Primary Science News In Science, we have been exploring how our bodies and objects in the environment move. During our experiments, we have made predic<ons, used our senses to observe, recorded our observa<ons through drawings, Venn diagrams and graphs and discussed our findings with our friends. We have learnt to represent and explain our understanding about how an object’s ability to move is dependant on a variety of factors, including its size and shape. We are becoming expert Scien<sts in Pre-Primary!


SCIENCE NEWS

Science in Years 2-6 What a great start to the Term the Years 2-6 students at Infant Jesus School have had! Each week visi@ng Mr Capolingua in the i-Lab for weekly lessons has seen more @me to explore and engage with Physical Science concepts covered this term. •Year 2 students have been exploring the concept of push and

pull with inves@ga@ons like paper helicopters, floa@ng and sinking and elas@c launchers.

•Year 3 students have been exploring how heat can be

produced and transferred through conduc@on.

•Year 4 students have been exploring forces that are exerted

on objects through direct contact and at a distance.

• Year 5 students have been exploring how light can be absorbed, reflected and refracted.

Experiments using mirrors, glass prisms and water have been very exci@ng.

• Year 6 students have been exploring electrical energy and how it can be transferred and

transformed. Experiments like building circuits and researching sustainable resources have been completed to a high standard.


SPORT NEWS

Tiny Tots Tennis On Tuesday, 23 March 3 lucky year levels par6cipated in some fun tennis clinics conducted by Anthony Harbrow from Tiny Tots Tennis. The Year 1, Year 2 and Year 4 children were taught some new tennis skills and played some fun dodging games.


SPORT NEWS

Year One ‘Free Fundamentals Program This term the Year 1 children have been taking part in the ‘Freo Fundamentals program. Freo Fundamentals, with its emphasis on fun and enjoyment, introduces simple play ac6vi6es that promote fundamental motor, communica6on and social skills. Aine Tighe from the Fremantle Dockers AFLW team has be teaching the children handballing, marking and kicking skills. Next Wednesday, the Year 1 students will aMend the ‘Freo GALA Day’ at Legacy Oval. Par6cipants will go through a series of fun skill clinic sta6ons with Fremantle Dockers players followed by a tour of the Fremantle Dockers facili6es.

Go Freo!


SPORT NEWS

Swimming Training A very enthusias6c group of students in Year 4-6 have been aMending early morning swimming training at Bayswater Waves. Every Friday, the students have been working hard on their fitness in the pool and were awarded a scrump6ous breakfast back at school. On Friday 23, April (Friday, Week 1 Term2) there will be swimming training for all members of the Inter-school Swimming Team.


HEALTH NEWS

Swimming Training Infant Jesus students have had a healthy start to the year! The Year Five students have experimented with sun protec6on, the Year Three students have played ‘Who am I’, the Year Two students have made emergency phone calls, the Year One students have observed the physical changes of life and the Year Six students have strategised about being safe online. In Year Four health, the children have been learning about resilience. Their mascot, Tigger, helped to introduce the topic of resilience because he is a really good bouncer and can bounce back and forwards from his problems. “Resilience means that I have the power to get back up if I fall.” - Kayla-Poppy “Resilience means you can bounce forward from your problems, so you can learn from your challenges.”- Dimi “An example of resilience is that when I was nervous about doing a performance in front of the class, I used my resilience skill of asking for help.”- Stella “I like to try and solve my problems for myself first”- Bennett


HEALTH NEWS

Pre-Primary Health News In Health, we have been learning about persistence and perseverance. We now know that perseverance and persistence means we need to try and try again. During our Health lessons with Mrs Padua, we persevered when trying to master different outdoor skills. We also loved listening to Bruno Mars singing ‘Don’t give up!’


CHINESE NEWS

Chinese Language We have had a great start to learning Chinese this term. We started the year off by exploring different legends such as the story of Nian and the Twelve Zodiacs to celebrate the importance of Chinese New Year. We have had a strong focus on developing our language skills across the school. Students have been learning how to recognise different characters and the importance of using different tones in their conversaBons. Students now can have a full conversaBon by iniBaBng a conversaBon and (‘What is your name?’ and ‘How old are you?’) with each other. Please feel free to try these conversaBons out with your children!


MUSIC NEWS

Music Class News In Music, we have been exploring the different sounds and rhythms using our colourful tapping s<cks, maracas, triangles and new egg shakers. Students are exploring and consolida<ng their <mbre experience by playing along with songs like William Tell Overture, In the Hall of the Mountain King and Rondo alla Turca. Students have also con<nued to explore their tonality and pitch with singing and movement during our classroom lessons by singing famous folk songs from around the world. The upper years are also enjoying themselves with rhythm composi<on and performance in the classroom. In the next few terms, we will con<nue to apply their knowledge of rhythm with acquired pitch using singing, melodic instruments and working on their performance in front of the classroom. There are so many opportuni<es for students to explore and fine tune their musical abili<es and it’s wonderful to see the children becoming more confident with music.


SAFE SCHOOL FRAMEWORK NEWS

Child Safe Framework at Infant Jesus School 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 wellbeing of students. The Code applies to staff, 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 staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Conduct Statement 3: You act in accordance with the values of the Gospel as defined in the Code of Ethical Conduct. Staff Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: •Respect others, share knowledge, resources and support each other

Parents Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: •Maintain confidenJality when on roster, helping out at school, etc. •Respect all members of the school community.

Students Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: •AccepJng of all and acknowledging special giKs, talents, etc. •Respect all members of the school community.

Volunteers Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: •Maintain confidenJality when helping out in

the school. •Respect all members of the school community.

Visitors Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: •Respect all members of the school community.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Looking for a way to get your child to unplug these school holidays? You might find they’ll enjoy Geocaching. Geocaching is a treasure hunt with something for everyone. Using map coordinates and a GPS enabled device like a phone or iPad, you can find a geocache near your home, in the city, in the bush or in AntarcEca. Geocaches come in all shapes and sizes too. You can find a Eny liGle one as small as your fingernail, or a huge geocache with exciEng 'treasures' inside. It can be as easy or as hard as you like to make it. You can drive up to your geocache and spot it from the car, or you can choose to hike for kilometres up and down hills, at the beach in search of that elusive container. There are four main rules of geocaching. 1.Find the geocache. 2.Log your name in the log book. 1.If you take something from a geocache replace it with something of equal or greater value. 3.Log your adventure online. Geocaching is a fantasEc family acEvity to get everyone off the couch and outside! More informaEon can be found at hGps:// geocaching.com.au


P&F News

President’s Note I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new P&F President for 2021. I am a mother to two daughters, one in Pre Primary and one in Year 6. We also have a new Secretary this year, Danielle Graham (Kindy parent) and Jenny Allpike (Year 5 parent) who conMnues in her role as Treasurer, a role she has carried out successfully for several years. Our aim as a P&F this year is to conMnue the connecMon between parents and the staff at Infant Jesus. We want to have an open and transparent exchange with the parent community. Added to this we, of course, seek to raise funds for the school through various acMviMes throughout the year. We welcome any fundraising suggesMons you may have and look forward to having many new and supporMve volunteers. Please feel free to contact me via email at president.pafc@gmail.com should you have any quesMons or suggesMons or wish to become a part of the P&F commiUee or sub-commiUees. Thank you, Vanessa GaX

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Colour Run FRIDAY, 23RD APRIL 2021

WIN A FAMILY PASS to ADVENTURE WORLD by raising the most amount of money FUNDRAISING FORMS WILL BE GIVEN OUT IN CLASS

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Colour Run The P&F is holding its annual COLOUR RUN for the students, to raise money towards new resources for the school. The event will take place on Friday 23 April on the school oval. Kindy students will run from 1:45pm-2:00pm. Pre-Primary - Year 6 will run 2:00pm-2:50pm, Pre-Primary students will run separately in an assigned area on the oval. All forms and donaMons, to be returned to the school office or teachers by Wednesday, 21 April. The student who raises the most donaMons will WIN a $200 Voucher to Adventure World! We require many wonderful volunteers to assist with the running of the event, if you can assist, please contact the P&F at president.pafc@gmail.com. Further informaMon and a FAQ will be provided to all parents/guardians. Thank you in advance for your parMcipaMon and support. Get ready for a BLAST OF COLOUR!

Father and Son Camp - Save the Date Infant Jesus Father and Son Camp is back for 2021 at Nanga Bush Camp on October 29-31. The registraMon process will be slightly different this year so please keep an eye on Veritas over the next few months for informaMon on the next step. Any other queries can be directed to Dave via email: ijfathersoncamp@gmail.com

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Parent and Community News Keyed Up Music Lessons Keyed Up Music will be teaching clarinet/flute, violin, keyboard, guitar and drum group lessons next term on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at school. Lessons start from $18.65 for a group of 4 per lesson. 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

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