Francis Jordan

Catholic School

25 Peterborough Drive,
Currambine, WA 6028
Email: admin@fjcs.wa.edu.au

Francis Jordan

Catholic School

Currambine

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A Message from the Principal – Issue 10

A Message from the Principal – Issue 10

Dear Parents, Children and Friends, 

We are now a few days away from finishing Term One. I would like to take the opportunity to thank many people in our community for their efforts during what has been an extremely busy start to the year.

To the staff of Francis Jordan who have worked tirelessly throughout the last ten weeks. To the parents, particularly those involved with the P&F and those who are Class Representatives, for their efforts in bringing our community together, as well as helping to raise funds for the children. To the children who have worked diligently, behaved appropriately and shown respect for others, we are very proud of your achievements.

Immunisation Information
On 1 January 2019, new regulations under the Public Health Act 2016 came into force, requiring Principals to take all reasonable steps to collect the immunisation status of all students enrolled at their school. During the term holidays, Mrs Nagy will be conducting an audit to ensure that we have a copy of every child’s AIR Immunisation History Statement. If it shows that we do not have a copy of your child’s statement, we will contact you early in Term Two to request a copy. In order to access your child’s AIR Immunisation History Statement, you can do so in the following ways:

  • MyGov , by logging in to your Medicare online account
  • The Medicare Express Plus App, accessed by logging into your Medicare account
  • Visiting a Medicare or Centrelink office
  • Calling the AIR General Enquiries Line on 1800 653 809.

If you don’t hold a Medicare card, call the AIR on 1800 653 809. Parents are automatically sent an AIR Immunisation History Statement when your child turns 18 months of age and again at 5 years of age or after your child has completed the four year old vaccination schedule, whichever comes first.

Reading Assessments
During the past few weeks, teachers have been busily completing reading assessments with each child in their class. These tests are based on the PM Benchmarks and the Informal Prose Inventory. We intend the specifically determine each child’s exact reading level, consistent across the school based on these two assessment programs. Should you wish to discuss the process, please contact me: damian.purcell@cewa.edu.au

Winter Uniform
The children will wear the Winter uniform during Terms Two and Three. One week’s grace is normally given at the commencement of Term Two. You will be informed when the uniform is expected to be work by all students without exception. For some reason last year, permission was given for boys to wear their short sleeve shirt. Please note that this is not part of the Winter uniform. Boys are expected to wear their long sleeve shirt. If they so desire, boys will be permitted to roll their sleeves to the elbow.

Holy Week Liturgies
All are warmly invited to our Holy Week liturgies this Friday (April 12). We commence at 9.30am in the Year 1/2 playground. After recess, we gather again at 11.00am on the Oval. Parents can come for a cuppa and a biscuit in the Library at 10.30 while we wait for the final two liturgies to begin.

Inter-School Swimming Carnival
We wish members of the Inter-School Swimming Squad the best of luck at this Friday’s Interschool Swimming Carnival. Miss Lawson and two other staff members will accompany the squad on the day.

I wish every family a lovely Easter and I hope that the holidays enable your children to play outside, ‘re-energise their batteries’ and look after their parents! I look forward to seeing you all on April 29.

 Upcoming Important Dates

  •  12 April
Final Day of Term 
  • 29 April
First Day of Term Two

 

Sincerely
Damian Purcell
Acting Principal

Religious Education News Issue 10

Religious Education News Issue 10

Project Compassion 2019
$1122.15 has been collected so far, resulting in 20 water collection systems been raised for 20 schools in the Solomon Islands. Please ensure that the Project Compassion boxes are returned to school by tomorrow (Thursday). Thank you again for your generosity.

 Holy Week Liturgies
All parents are invited to the Holy Week liturgies being celebrated on the this Friday (April 12). We commence at 9.30am in the Year 1/2 playground. After recess, we gather again at 11.00am on the Oval. Parents can come for a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit in the Library at 10.30 while we wait for the final two liturgies to begin.

Anzac Day Liturgy
On April 29, we will gather in the school hall for our annual Anzac Day liturgy. Please join us at 11.00am if you are able to make it.

Term One Religious Education Dates

DATE

EVENT

FRIDAY APRIL 12 – – 9.30 to 10.30 then 11.00 to 12.00

Holy Week liturgies

 

 

Important Dates For 2019 – Sacrament Dates
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019 – SACRAMENT DATES

CONFIRMATION MASS

  • Saturday June 15 at 2.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church.

FIRST COMMUNION MASSES

  • Saturday September 14 at 6.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church
  • Sunday September 15 at 10.00am in the Saint Simon Peter Church
  • Saturday September 21 at 6.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church
  • Sunday September 22 at 10.00am in the Saint Simon Peter Church

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

  • Tuesday October 29 at 6.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church
  • Thursday October 31 at 6.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church
Term One RE Calendar

DATE

EVENT

VENUE / TIME

29/4/2019

Anzac Day Liturgy

Hall – 11.00am

4/5/2019

Confirmation Commitment Mass

St Simon Peter Church

6.00pm

5/5/2019

Confirmation Commitment Mass

St Simon Peter Church

8.00am, 10,00am or 5.00pm

10/5/2019

Mothers Day liturgy and Morning Tea

Hall – 8.45am

17/5/2019

Jaricot Day Liiturgy

Hall – 8.30am

18/5/2019

First Holy Communion Enrolment

St Simon Peter parish

9.30am to 11.00am

18/5/2019

Confirmation Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

St Simon Peter parish 4.30pm start

19/5/2019

Confirmation Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

St Simon Peter parish

10.00am start or 3.30pm start

22/5/2019

First Reconciliation Parent Information Meeting

Saint Simon Peter church – 7.00pm

23/5/2019

First Reconciliation Parent Information Meeting

Saint Simon Peter church – 7.00pm

24/5/2019

Sorry Day liturgy

Hall – 11.00am

25/5/2019

Confirmation Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

St Simon Peter parish

4.30pm start

26/5/2019

Confirmation Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

St Simon Peter parish

10.00am start

8/6/2019

First Reconciliation Enrolment

St Simon Peter parish

9.30am to 11.00am

10/6/2019

Confirmation Retreat

Hall – 8.30 to 2.40pm

11/6/2019

Confirmation Practice & Reconciliation

Saint Simon Peter Church – 10.00am

12/6/2019

Francis Jordan Whole School Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 11.15am

15/6/2019

Sacrament Of Confirmation Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 2.00pm

22/6/2019

First Holy Communion Commitment Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 6.00pm

22/6/2019

First Reconciliation Commitment Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 6.00pm

23/6/2019

First Holy Communion Commitment Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 8.00am, 10.00am or 5.00pm

23/6/2019

First Reconciliation Commitment Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 8.00am, 10.00am or 5.00pm

29/6/2019

Confirmation Commissioning Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 6.00pm

30/6/2019

Confirmation Commissioning Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 8.00am, 10.00am or 5.00pm

Curriculum News Issue 10

Curriculum News Issue 10

Parent – Teacher Interviews
Thank you to all parents who made time today to have an interview with their child’s teacher.  The partnership between parent and teacher is such an important factor in determining learning success.  We continue to welcome parents to meet with teachers throughout the year to discuss ways in which we can work together to ensure each child reaches their full potential.

NAPLAN
By now every Year Three and Year Five student should have brought home a pamphlet giving details about NAPLAN for next term.  We encourage you read through this carefully and if possible, log onto the NAPLAN website www.nap.edu.au for further information.  This is where you will also be able to access example tests (in the NAPLAN section).  We will conduct a practice test with all Year Three and Year Five students next term; however, these example tests may be useful over the holidays.

Running Records
Over the past two weeks all teaching staff have trained in the use of Running Records using PM Benchmarks and IPI (Informal Inventory Prose).  We have been using PM Running Records at Francis Jordan for many years, however we have not always been consistent in our approach.  From this training, we now have agreed, consistent standards for administering the test as well as agreed, consistent standards for determining a student’s reading level (level 1-30). 

Every child in the school will be reassessed before the end of Term One using these consistent administration and analysis standards.  This may mean that your child’s current reading level may change.  Please understand that this is not a reflection of their ability increasing or decreasing, but is more a reflection of how consistency of practice can lead to more accurate levelling.

ICAS  Payments
A reminder that ICAS payments are due this Friday, 12 April. Year 3-6 students are invited to enrol in ICAS assessments, however, it is not compulsory. Each assessments costs $14.50. ICAS assessments are moving online this year, except for ICAS Writing Years 3 and Year 4.

Regards,
Gloria Ward

Assistant Principal Curriculum

P & F News  Issue 10

P & F News Issue 10

Easter Egg Raffle
Our Easter Egg raffle is slowly drawing to a close. Tickets close on Thursday at 2pm so if you haven’t bought any yet you had better do so as soon as possible.  There are some raffle tickets at the front office if you need some.

A huge thank you to the volunteers and staff members that attended the school on Monday evening to assist with the wrapping and bundling of all the Easter donations. There were so many hands on deck it only took around 40 minutes to do!

Our Cyber Safety Workshop has been scheduled for Thursday evening, 19 May 2019, with tickets already going on sale.  The event will be held in the Hall.  We encourage all parents in year 4 to seriously consider attending this amazing workshop, especially seeing so your cherubs now have the devices. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.trybooking.com/BBRYW

If you have any queries regarding involvement in the P&F please do not hesitate to contact me.

On behalf of the Francis Jordan P&F I would like to wish you all a very happy Easter for next and I hope you have a wonderful school break. 

Shannon Britten
P&F President
0417 183 345

britten.shannon@fjcs.wa.edu.au

 

 

Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 10

Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 10

Happy Holidays!

We had a fun and yummy coaches, managers and reps dinner on 4th April, thanks to everyone who attended!

Thank you for the overwhelming response to join our FJ U10 Phoenix – we welcome Scarlett Harrison and Lilly Powell to our team and look forward to having lots of fun and good netball with you both!

We hope all girls like their new FJNC dresses and cannot wait to hit the courts in them with compulsory black bloomers on 27th April! U7s and U8s are allowed to wear BLACK ONLY leggings and long sleeved shirts if they wish to.

FJNC Corkers and Curly Ties
Thanks to Team Titans for putting a whole team order in for Curly ties, you guys are going to look smashing! Thanks also to our U7 and U10 players who have put their orders in too.

Corkers (1 for $7) and Curly ties (2 for $10) in our colours which make the outfit pop! We only have a limited number, please send an email to francisjordannc@yahoo.com.au to secure your purchases please make payment to our bank account or cash on the day: BSB 036-231, A/C 169 262 

We have a limited number of FJNC black caps selling for $20 too please let us know if you would like to order one for mother’s day, father’s day, birthday’s etc!!

 Important Dates for your FJNC Calendar

12 -14 April 2019

School Holidays – individual coaches organising training please liaise with Bronwyn Perkins and Karen Holmes about booking courts at HBF Arena.

27 April 2019

First Game of the Season commences

8.45am                  U7 Sparklers, U8 Titans and U8 Lightning

10am                     U9’s

10.00am               Nets 5’s & 6’s (one session only)

11.00am               U10 Phoenix

12.30pm               U11 Jets and U11 Commandos

24 August 2019 End of Winter Season
25 August 2019 Winter Wind up and Trophy Presentation

See you on the FJCS netball courts for training this week.

FJNC Committee wish you all a safe and blessed Easter.

Community News Issue 10

Community News Issue 10

Year Three Holiday Catch Up


What: Holiday catch up

When: Monday 15th April 2019

Where: Eden Beach Foreshore Playground Jindalee

Time: 10am onwards

Woolworths Earn and Learn is BACK for 2019
This year the funds will go towards updating Kindy Resources – puzzles, books, game.   To be a part of this, each time you shop at Woolworths between May 1 and June 25, you will earn ONE sticker for EVERY $10 spent. THEN stick your stickers to an OFFICIAL Sticker Sheet (each child will bring ONE home and more are available in the front office). Then, your child can ‘post’ completed Sticker Sheets either into the Earn and Learn box in the front office OR directly into the Earn and Learn box located at the front of Woolworths Currambine (make sure you fill up the box with OUR school logo on it!) It’s that simple to make a HUGE difference! Thanks for your support!

 

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