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TERM 2 WEEK 8 Crazy Hair Fun for LifeLink Day Year Six Students receive the Sacrament of Confirma3on

#ExpectGreatThings at Infant Jesus School


10 June 2021

Important Dates 10 June & 12 June

Confirma2on Masses

15 June

P&F Mee2ng

16-18 June

Year Six Camp

23 June

Grandparents Day

24 June

Winter Lightning Carnival

We acknowledge the tradi2onal Owners of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We acknowledge the con2nued deep spiritual connec2on and rela2onship of Aboriginal peoples to this country and commit to the ongoing journey of Reconcilia2on.


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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ CORNER

Confirma2on Fac2on Cross Country School Camp Celebra2ng our Grandparents

ICAS Assessments Repor2ng to Parents The West Australian STEM Compe22on

14 WE ARE CALLED The GiRs of the Holy Spirit

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CLASS NEWS

SAFE SCHOOL FRAMEWORK

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Conduct Statement 7

AR in Year Two Sailing with the Ozobots

Year One Year Six A Visit to the Lifelink Launch iPerform

24 P&F NEWS P&F Mee2ng Entertainment Book

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From the Principal Dear Parents At this -me of the year, we can reflect on the progress we have made so far. At Infant Jesus School, we provide a curriculum that supports all children to develop their unique giAs, talents and abili-es. We know that some are good at English, some Mathema-cs, some Music, some Athle-cs, and some have the giA of hospitality, ensuring the rest of us are made to feel welcome and special. In celebra-ng the diversity and enjoying the differences we recognise the unique giAs, talents and abili-es of everyone. Just this term in addi-on to all their work and learning in the classroom, children have had many opportuni-es to celebrate and share their unique giAs, talents and abili-es through The Arts during i-Perform, PE during Cross Country and i-Move, Technology during i-Hour and English during i-Read. In the celebra-on and the sharing we also ensure that all children are progressing and being successful. We acknowledge the giAs, talents, exper-se and enthusiasm of all the teachers who engage all the children in the learning. This learning, carefully planned by every teacher, is evident in many ways including how the children approach the tasks, the mo-va-on and resilience they have and their confidence and independence in sharing their new knowledge and skills in achieving their goals. The careful planning from teachers also includes the valuable work of the educa*on assistants who provide support in classes across the school. We work as a team to ensure that all children flourish.

Sacramental ProgramConfirma*on

Lifelink Day

Cross Country Washout!


Sacramental Program - Confirma*on This evening and on Saturday 12 June, the students in Year Six will receive the Sacrament of Confirma-on. This is a very significant -me in their lives and in their faith journey. It is also a very important -me for their families, their teachers, the school and the parish community. As they receive the Sacrament of Confirma-on, they are acknowledging their willingness to be witnesses in sharing their faith and will answer their calling as an adult. The Sacrament of Confirma-on is one of the three Sacraments of Ini-a-on. Today, students usually receive this Sacrament aAer Bap-sm, Penance and Eucharist. The Religious Educa-on Programme taught at all Catholic schools, highlights different aspects of this Sacrament that is appropriate to the year level, therefore, all the Year Six students, have been preparing, in many ways, to receive this Sacrament for many years. This year, Fr Greg will be presiding over each Mass. The Sacrament of Confirma-on is the celebra-on of our anoin-ng, our ‘commissioning’ by the Holy Spirit to love as Jesus loved. We are “sealed with the GiA of the Holy Spirit”. The GiAs of the Holy Spirit are the life of Jesus within us. When we live the giAs of Wisdom, Counsel, Reverence, Guidance, Understanding, Knowledge, Wonder and Courage we will are following the example of Jesus. We also use the fruits of the Spirit, seen in the Joy, Love, Peace, Pa-ence, Kindness, Goodness, Trus]ulness, Gentleness and Self-control throughout our lives. We thank our Parish Priest, Fr Greg and our teachers, Miss Keeffe and Mr Silla who have spent many weeks organising the Confirma-on programme which has included mee-ngs, a Commitment Mass, a parent and child workshop, a retreat, reconcilia-on and daily lessons at school. We also acknowledge and thank the Parish Sacramental Team, lead by Mrs Theresa Choo and assisted by Mrs Sue Goodwin for their efforts and support in preparing the students for this wonderful Sacrament and celebra-on. We wish all Confirma-on candidates and their families many blessings as they celebrate the Sacrament of Confirma-on this evening and on Saturday.

School Curriculum Over the next few weeks, I will be reading every student’s Semester One report. I look forward to seeing the improvement by individual students and reading the comments that teachers make about their performance and the achievement of the various outcomes. The following informa-on provides further details about the curriculum within Catholic schools, and ways parents can support their children throughout their schooling. As has been highlighted many -mes before, collabora-on between home and school is vital in providing our students at Infant Jesus School with the best possible educa-onal advantages and it is an area that we are always endeavouring to improve.


The curriculum is the program of teaching and learning that leads to desired educa-onal outcomes. Catholic schools follow the same curriculum as government schools; however, there is a religious dimension in everything that is taught in a Catholic school. This creates the addi-onal and most important learning area of Religious Educa*on. How is the Curriculum Organised? Infant Jesus School implements he Kindergarten to Year 10 Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Guidelines to meet the learning needs of all students. The Western Australian Curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum. It has been designed to meet the specific needs of students in Western Australia. Subjects are grouped in key learning areas and teachers within our Catholic schools refer to the Western Australian Curriculum (English, Mathema-cs, Science, Humani-es and Social Sciences, Technologies, Health and Physical Educa-on, The Arts and Languages) and other documents to develop their teaching programs. Schools and teachers are responsible for organising student learning. To effec-vely deliver the curriculum, teachers respond to their students’ needs and interests, which inform their approach to teaching, learning and assessment. How does the Pre-Primary to Year 10 curriculum work? Schools use the Western Australian curriculum for Pre-Primary to Year 10 to: • plan student learning programs, • assess student progress, and • report student achievement to parents. The Western Australian Curriculum outlines the content for students to be taught each year. It is designed to be coherent and comprehensive. Achievement standards describe expected student performance in rela-on to the

curriculum content for each year level. The curriculum is organised into nine learning areas, which includes Religious Educa-on. Each learning area contains a year-level syllabus. This syllabus includes a year-level descrip-on, specific curriculum content and the Achievement Standard for each year of schooling, from Pre-Primary to Year 10. Outcomes Subjects and courses taught in schools today are outcomes based; that is, they are given direc-on by clear descrip-ons of what students should know, understand and value and be able to do as a result of the learning experience provided by the teachers at the school. Outcomes are explicit statements of what students must demonstrate to show they have achieved the required knowledge and skills. Each learning area lists specific outcomes that students must cover over the years of K – 12. Teachers then use a range of fair, valid, explicit and comprehensive assessment processes to inform and evaluate the progress of student learning against the outcome prescribed for the par-cular learning area. This is how the student’s achievement levels are determined for each learning area. Teachers also make comments on the effort a child has applied to their learning for a par-cular learning area.


Lifelink Day Last week we celebrated LifeLink Day by aeending the annual Lifelink launch where three of our Year Six students and two staff members represented Infant Jesus School. Throughout the week all classes developed a greater understanding of the work of Lifelink through a variety of ac-vi-es focusing on the various agencies supported by Lifelink. We are very grateful for your generosity of parents in dona-ng to Lifelink last Friday. We raised over $500 which will assist the charitable works of the many LifeLink Organisa-ons of the Catholic Church which supports over 34 000 Western Australians annually.

School Climate Surveys

engagement of parents in the school supports children’s learning and leads to beeer outcomes. This survey will provide feedback about a wide range of dimensions important to parents. This then helps the school leaders to consider how they can foster greater involvement of parents, as key stakeholders, in the life of the school. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and will close next week on Friday 18 June 2021.

Fac*on Cross Country Yesterday we completed half of the Fac9on Cross Country Carnival at Lightning Park. Due to the weather, we have postponed the Year Two, Three and Four races. Although the weather was cold the children in Years One, Five and Six enjoyed par-cipa-ng in the Carnival. The Year Six Wellness Ministry were fantas-c and very enthusias-cally assisted all the runners during each race.

The School Climate Survey was shared via Seesaw last week. Parents are invited to par-cipate in the survey to provide informa-on that the school can use to plan for future improvements.

Mrs Jenkins worked -relessly in co-ordina-ng the carnival and will be contac-ng parents of students in Years Two, Three and Four regarding their Cross Country race which will be held at school.

The survey is an aspect of the Na-onal School Improvement Partnerships Effec-ve School Improvement program and is an ini-a-ve from Cur-n University. The development of this program has been based on many years of research in improve the performance of schools in Australia. The survey provides valuable data and informa-on rela-ng to whole school improvement and change to ensure that each student achieves their best.

We also recognise and thank all the staff who were at Lightning Park very early yesterday morning sejng up and working during the cold weather to assist with the organisa-on.

Effec-ve parent and caregiver involvement can play a cri-cal role in students’ academic success – a growing body of research indicates that the

A very special thank you also to the parents who came to assist. Your support is greatly appreciated and needed to ensure that events such as these can take place.


School Camp Next week the Year Six students and staff will be sejng off to the Woodman Point Recrea-on Camp. The purpose of this camp is fundamentally about developing the leaders of the school. The school camp builds confidence, resilience and responsibility, turning students into empowered, inspiring leaders. It is a very exci-ng -me for our Year Six students. During the camp all the children will learn from the unique experience of community; sharing, working and living as a team. Being inter-dependent with peers affords the child an opportunity to make new friends, to view each other out of the context of school, and to witness and appreciate the different talents of others. School camps expose children to different environments that they would not normally experience in daily suburban living. Out of this they build personal competencies such as self-iden-ty, self-worth, selfesteem, leadership and self-respect. Camps help develop self-esteem as children learn to try different ac-vi-es in a suppor-ve and friendly environment. Professionally trained, outdoor instructors help children feel secure and capable. The provision of a supervised, posi-ve environment that has safety as a primary commitment assists all children to grow and to flourish. Students par-cipate in ac-vi-es they have never experienced before and are rewarded with a sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Camp is therefore a wonderful experience for all children as they learn new skills and develop a sense of autonomy and trust in their decisions. The aims of the camp are: • to develop within the students their leadership skills. • to build and develop new friendships. • to build personal competencies such as self-iden-ty, selfworth, self-esteem and self-respect. to par-cipate in ac-vi-es that perhaps students have never experienced before. • to develop new skills and develop a sense of autonomy and trust in their decisions. Staff members aeending the camp: Mr Daniel Silla, Miss Sophie Keeffe, Mr Frank Colangelo, Miss Melissa Myles, Miss Kate Witkowski and Mrs Lauren Jenkins.

Celebra*ng our Grandparents We know that our grandparents have much love and wisdom to share with their grandchildren as they have had a life-me of experience. Besides being the keepers of family tradi-ons and history, grandparents provide grandchildren with examples of hard work and family loyalty. Grandparents’ stories contribute to family iden-ty by sharing knowledge about rela-ves, important events, family tradi-ons, the grandparent’s


childhood and the childhood of the grandchild’s parent. As these stories are passed on, the grandchild can gain a posi-ve image of their place within the family and a posi-ve image of ageing. When people become parents, they automa-cally give their parents a new posi-on in life, that of being grandparents. At the same -me, they give their child the added security of belonging to an extended family. The rela-onship between grandchild and grandparent can be very life enhancing: a grandchild can bring love, energy, op-mism, laughter, youthfulness and some-mes purpose to the life of their grandparent. At the same -me, a grandparent can provide maturity, knowledge, stability, a wise ear and uncondi-onal love to a grandchild. Nowadays, being a grandparent might not be as simple as you would like due to divorce, remarriage or geographic distance. However, whether you are a grandparent, step-grandparent or even a grandparent raising a grandchild, you are a most important person in your grandchild’s life and as you well know, it’s not only Italians who ring their grandmother when things aren’t going so well. On Wednesday 23 June we will recognise the special giA of our grandparents. The aAernoon event will be held in the Basketball Court area of the school from 2.00pm – 3.00pm and will include an individual ‘tour’ led by the grandchild/ren and aAernoon tea. For safety and catering purposes please ensure you have added your name and details on the form that will be posted to SeeSaw soon.

Farewell and Best Wishes Tomorrow Mrs Chris-ne Padua concludes her -me at Infant Jesus School. Chris-ne started her teaching career at Infant Jesus School in July 2017. Chris-ne is always very thorough in all her planning and children, and parents, have very much enjoyed being in her class. We wish Chris-ne all the very best as she con-nues her teaching career at St Joseph’s School in Boulder.

Welcome We welcome Mrs Maddelyn Mansergh who has been appointed to Infant Jesus School and will be teaching the Kindergarten W class for the remainder of the year. She has spent some -me during the last two weeks mee-ng the Kindy children and the Kindy staff. Maddelyn is very much looking forward to joining the staff of Infant Jesus School. We hope Maddelyn’s -me here is both fulfilling and very rewarding.

Infant Jesus Family Condolences to the Douglass Family (Amalee PK) on the passing of her grandfather.

Pre- Kindergarten 2022 – Applica*ons are Now Due Enrolments are now being taken for siblings and new students wishing to commence PreKindergarten at Infant Jesus School in 2022. Families with children eligible for PreKindergarten in 2022 are required to fill 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 aeendance 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 office.


From My Readings How to give kids feedback for improvement It can be temp-ng to allow children to con-nue to behave badly or to perform chores, homework or sports prac-ce poorly when they argue or resist feedback. Parents need to be part coach, teacher and counsellor so that kids learn how to behave well, develop healthy ajtudes to learning and know how to get the best out of themselves. Feedback is one of the most effec-ve tools we have to achieve this. Give it poorly and it will at best be ignored and at worst, rupture rela-onships and damage self-worth. If you provide feedback effec-vely, you’ll see improvement in behaviour, ajtudes and learning, even among feedback resistant teens. Here’s how to deliver feedback to make sure it s-cks. Make it specific It’s absolutely essen-al to give feedback about one behaviour, skill or ajtude at a -me, if you want improvement. “Jai, if you make eye contact with your brother when you talk to him, he’s more likely to listen to you.” The feedback needs to be specific rather generalised so that a child or teen knows exactly how to do beeer. It also needs to be delivered in a non-judgemental way. Ensure it’s descrip*ve “That’s not the way to behave inside” doesn’t help much. “Use your quiet voice when you play inside the house” cues a child into how to behave. Use phrases and terms that have real meaning for kids rather than vague, non-descrip-ve language such as ‘be a good girl’, so kids not only know what’s expected but they understand how to meet your expecta-ons. It’s got to be *mely Providing feedback to a toddler half an hour aAer they’ve thrown a tantrum in public will ensure there’s no impact. On the other hand, providing behavioural feedback when a teenager is angry will ensure one thing – you’ll have an argument on your hands. Feedback needs to be fairly immediate for young children and if possible, provided before an event or ac-vity. “When you set the table put the fork on this side and the knife on the other.” Choose the -me and place to provide feedback to older children, remembering that angry tweens and teens generally don’t listen. Give from a place of calm Angry parents generally deliver feedback poorly to kids. Regardless of how well you choose your words and how accurate your feedback may be, feedback delivered angrily will prompt the flight/fight response from a child or young person. They will ignore you or start an argument, but they won’t take your message on board when you’re mad at them. Give sparingly When children require approval for every scribble, homework problem and picture they draw, it’s probably because they have always been offered feedback on every scribble, homework problem and picture they draw. It’s vital that


children develop their own internal sense of valida-on and honest self-assessment, because as they grow up and face hardship, they need to be able to look to themselves for strength and approval. If they can’t, they will be much more vulnerable to superficial external approval that comes their way in the form of peer pressure, bullying and the usual social jostling. As you wean them off of your feedback, turn their “Mummy, is this picture good?” or “Dad, did I do a good job?” back on them, and ask them how they feel about their work. Feedback is a wonderful paren-ng tool that requires aeen-on to detail, sensi-vity and a willingness to respect the dignity of the child or young person who is receiving it. It’s also most effec-ve when given sparingly, rather than like a nervous -c, which keeps kids anchored to you for approval. Michael Grose - Paren0ng Ideas

We Pray A Confirma*on Prayer Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom: open our minds to receive your truth. Come, Holy Spirit of Understanding: may we clearly see the signs you have given. Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Counsel: may we discern what will lead us to life. Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of For-tude: may we speak out where injus-ce is done. Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Knowledge: may we live out your commandment of love. Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Piety: may we respect what your breath has called forth. Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Fear of the Lord: may we acknowledge the giAs you have shown. Amen. (Christopher Wilcock SJ -Jesuit Communica0ons)

Wishing you a fantas9c week ahead,

Clare Moffat Principal


Assistant Principals' Corner ICAS Assessments We are delighted to inform you that Infant Jesus School will be once again par:cipa:ng in the world-renowned ICAS Assessments this year. ICAS Assessments is a wholly owned enterprise of Janison Solu:ons Pty Ltd and is a provider of educa:onal assessments and compe::ons for schools, including ICAS. ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English and Mathema:cs. Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportuni:es for recogni:on. Every student will receive a printed cer:ficate and an online result report. Top performers will be eligible for medals and are invited to aIend special award ceremonies to have their academic excellence publicly recognised. This is not a compulsory assessment however, we encourage you to consider entering your child into English Payments are made directly to ICAS. Learn more about ICAS here: h,ps://www.icasassessments.com/products-icas More Informa:on has been made available via further documenta:on on Seesaw. The web link is: h,ps://shop.unswglobal.com.au/pages/pps Our school’s unique access code is: PKZ129 Online parent payment closes Sunday 1 August 2021. IMPORTANT: Please enter your child’s name accurately into the System as it will appear on their ICAS cer:ficate. Students must sit the assessments designed for their school year level.


ReporHng to Parents Semester One 2021 Educa:onal research shows that parental involvement and encouragement plays a significant 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 forgoIen password: 1. Go to the Infant Jesus School Website homepage - hIps://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 find 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 acHve for ONE HOUR. If you need any further assistance with this, please contact the school for further informa:on.

The West Australian STEM CompeHHon Infant Jesus School are entering The Weekend West Australian’s Stem Classroom Cash compe::on and are looking for dona:ons of the coupons from the weekend paper. We would would love any dona:ons of coupons that families can collect. The coupons are inside the West Australian on May 29, June 5, 12 and 19. Please place them in the box that is in the front office. Thank you!


We Are Called The Seven Gi*s of the Holy Spirit When people are confirmed they will be filled with the seven gi9s of the Holy Spirit to guide and support them throughout their lives.

Wisdom This gi9 is not just human wisdom, which comes from knowledge and experience. The gi9 of Wisdom is the grace of being able to see everything with the eyes of God. It is to see the world, to see situaFons, circumstances, problems and everything through God’s eyes. Wisdom Fes all the gi9s of the Holy Spirit together. It helps people recognise the Holy Spirit in daily life and helps people to respond to God and live faithfully.


Understanding This gi9 is not just about human understanding, it is the grace which only the Holy Spirit can give and which awakens in a ChrisFan the ability to go beyond the outward appearance of things. People deepen in their understanding of God and God’s plan of salvaFon.

Knowledge The gi9 of Knowledge is the capacity to learn more about the reality that surrounds people and to discover the laws that regulate nature and the universe. The knowledge that comes from the Holy Spirit is not limited to human knowledge; it is a special gi9, which leads people to grasp, through creaFon, the greatness and love of God and God’s profound relaFonship with every creature on earth.

For=tude The gi9 of ForFtude gives people strength and it frees them from many obstacles. There are difficult moments and situaFons in life in which the gi9 is important. The gi9 helps people who are facing parFcularly harsh and painful situaFons that disrupt their lives and those of their loved ones. People call on this gi9 when they experience difficult situaFons and great suffering.

Counsel Through the gi9 of Counsel it is God himself, through his Spirit, who enlightens people so as to make them understand the right way to speak and to behave and the right path to follow. The Holy Spirit makes people sensiFve to him so as to guide people’s thoughts, feelings and intenFons. The Holy Spirit helps people to look to Jesus, as the model of how to act and relate with God the Father and with others. Counsel is the gi9 through which the Holy Spirit enables a person to make good choices according to the teachings of Jesus and his Gospel.

Piety The gi9 of Piety sFrs in people graFtude and praise. The Holy Spirit allows people through this gi9 to know the presence of the Lord and his love for people. It moves people to prayer and celebraFon. Piety is about genuine religious spirit and trust in God. It grants people the capacity to pray to God with love and simplicity. It brings about the most authenFc meaning of worship and adoraFon.

Fear of the Lord Fear of the Lord is the gi9 of the Holy Spirit that reminds people of how small they are before God and of his love. People are strengthened to be humble, respecPul and trusFng of God. To follow God with obedience, with the wonder and joy of being a child who knows they are loved by the Father.


Year One

On Na&onal Sorry Day, the Year Ones began crea&ng two Aboriginal flags using their handprints. These flags are going to be sent to a remote Aboriginal school called Wingellina in the Ngaanyatjarra lands. The students at Wingellina are going to finish off the flags using their hand prints, and send one back to us making it a collabora&ve art piece. This week, the children and teachers from Wingellina sent the Year Ones a beau&ful video, showing and teaching us about their community and school. The Year Ones then wrote down some ques&ons they would like to ask the students at Wingellina, which we sent to them in a video. We are very excited for this opportunity to communicate and connect with the students and staff at Wingellina and can’t wait to learn more about their life and school!


Class News Year 6 Sacrament of Confirma.on The Year Six students are very excited to receive the Sacrament of Confirma;on this evening and on Saturday. In class, the students have learnt about the sacrament and their chosen Confirma;on Saint. Last week the students aCended the Parish on two occasions. On Monday night, each child and a parent aCended the Sacramental Workshop. It was a beau;ful evening and we are very grateful for all of those who ran the workshop. On Thursday the Year Six children aCended our Sacramental Retreat Day, where the 24:7 Youth Group ran many fun ac;vi;es focussing on the importance of the giP of Confirma;on. The students par;cularly enjoyed rela;ng the Seven GiPs of The Holy Spirit to scenes from favourite Disney movies.


i-Perform

i-Perform The most recent i-Perform showcase was held in the hall on the 4th June 2021. Students acted, danced and sung their way in the ‘Infant Jesus Zoo’. The Year One 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 finished off with a dance by Katy Perry’s “Roar”. In Year Two, students started off singing a song in Mandarin called “Xiao Bai Tu”, which translates to Small LiSle Rabbit. They performed the story “The Clever Rabbit” with lots of fun acUons and ended with an Irish style jig called the “Sweets of May”. The students in Year Three ended i-Perform as elephants as they sung and acted in “How Elephant Got Its Trunk” using props for the elephant and crocodile. They finished off their act with a song called, “Do the Monkey”. We are looking forward to our next i-Perform in Term 3!


i-Perform

Click here to watch the performance!


Chris'an Service Ministry Mevin, Elouise and Ria A Visit to the LifeLink Launch Last Wednesday, we le7 Infant Jesus School to visit Newman College for LifeLink Day. We entered the auditorium with other Catholic Primary schools. We were there for the launch of the 2021 LifeLink Appeal which is a request from the Archbishop of Perth for dona'ons to assist the many chari'es LifeLink supports. We listened to Archbishop Timothy Costello teach us about the Plenary Council, and how this special mee'ng will help the church leaders support us to create a hope filled, joyful Catholic community. The Execu've Director of CEWA, Dr Debra Sayce also spoke to us about how wonderful it is that primary schools support LifeLink. Some talented high school students had created documentaries on four different LifeLink agencies, and we enjoyed listening to the different work each group does in our community. A7er the launch formali'es. we enjoyed a morning tea where we got to meet students from lots of different Catholic primary schools.


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 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 7: You give and seek the best, honest and most accurate informa?on about the educa?on and care of students. Staff Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: • •

Thorough objec?ve documenta?on of parent mee?ngs, incidents and injuries. Copies to the Principal and/or office. Seek advice/experts to aid students learning and individual progress as required.

Parents Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: • •

Parents are not to discuss other children/family issues. Parents to inform the school of any issues related to their child.

Students Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: • •

Students to follow class and school rules. Students to cooperate with school staff.

Volunteers Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: •

Confiden?ality – things that are seen/heard in the classroom must not be shared with others.

Visitors Example of Specific Behaviours, but not limited to: •

Confiden?ality – things that are seen/heard in the classroom must not be shared with others.


Informa6on Technology

AR in Year Two In Year Two the children have been learning about adjec6ves. They used the app, AR Makr to create a digital display of adjec6ves that can be used to describe them. The students then posed with the digital display to create a special photograph.


Sailing with the Ozobots In Year Four the children have been learning how to program the Ozobot robots to follow a visual code. An Ozobot is a 6ny robot that blends the physical and digital worlds by iden6fying lines, colors, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper. The Year Four children have been learning about different explorers and the routes they took as they sailed around the world. The students programmed an Ozobot to travel one of these routes, and used different effects to represent events such as storms or port stops.


P&F News

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