Francis Jordan

Catholic School

25 Peterborough Drive,
Currambine, WA 6028

Francis Jordan

Catholic School


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A Message from the Principal – Issue 25

A Message from the Principal – Issue 25

Dear Parents, Children and Friends,

Prayer for Families
Lord God,
During this holy season of Christmas, we ask for your blessing on all families.
Let Mary’s openness to your wondrous ways be an inspiration to place all trust in you.
Let Joseph’s courage provide hope during times of anxiety and uncertainty.
Let Jesus’ life ignite all families with a spirit of light and love.
May the grace that encircled the Holy Family widen to embrace all families.
For this we pray,

Farewell & Thank you
This week, we say a final goodbye to our 2019 Year Six Class. This group of Year 6 students have been great role models for all of our students at Francis Jordan. I have been delighted by their enthusiasm and the pride they have displayed in our school. We are all very proud of them and we wish them the best for their future.

This year all our students have had countless experiences and opportunities to learn, grow and mature. Students, I would like to thank you for all of your hard work this year. Your teachers and I are very proud of all of your efforts. I would like to also thank your teachers and parents for helping you to be the best person you can be. Congratulations to each and every one of you for all your efforts this year.

Thank you to all parent and grandparent volunteers who have given their time and talents to the school during 2019. Thanks must also be extended to the P&F and the School Board. Without your help we could not do what we do and you are all an integral part of our school.

We have a talented and hardworking staff. I would like to thank and congratulate them on their efforts and dedication to the huge task of nurturing our children to reach their potential. You thoroughly deserve your break and I wish you all the best for a refreshing and relaxing holiday.

To Claudia Black, Lauren Franchina, Gloria Casserly, Louise Richards and Wendy Manners; I acknowledge and thank you for your professionalism and contribution to our school community and I wish you best of luck for the future.

To those families who are leaving Francis Jordan, I wish you all the best for the future.

Finally, I would like to thank our school community for the enormous support you have shown me in my role as Principal this year. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with so many talented staff, students and parents.

I wish you all a happy and holy Christmas and the best in 2020.

Francis Jordan Staff 2020
Principal: Chris Dunning
Assistant Principals: Damian Purcell & Gloria Ward

Finance officer: Claire Henderson
Administration Officers: Geri Nagy & Nadia Martin
Community Playgroup: Ella Redding

Teaching Staff
Pre-Kindy: Ella Redding (Tuesday)

Kindergarten: Cathy Huggins

Pre-Primary: Nadene Andrews; Carolyn Ince

Year One: Megan Grove; Jenna Crosby

Year Two: Treasa Young (M-W) & Rebecca Baran (Th-F); Lisa Parker

Year Three: Deanne Walker; Jackie Dunne

Year Four: Rosina Rennie; Rachael Araujo

Year Five: Damian Purcell & Caris Lawson; Margaret Brown & Ella Redding (F)

Year Six: Courtney Pearmine; Chris Giannasi

Health: Peter Elek

STEAM: Gloria Ward

Physical Education: Caris Lawson

Indonesian: Natalie Belcastro

Music: Suzie Giannasi

Learning Support & Sparks (G&T): Lindy McQueen

Education Assistants
Pre-Kindy: Danita James
Kindergarten: Teresa Sutton & Joanne Collins
Pre-Primary: Jannine White & Caroline Sullivan
Year One: Elizabeth Wilson & Mandy Brooks
Year Two: Nadia Martin &Clare Johnson
Learning Support: Gill Bardsley & Anita Woodall

School Chaplain: Margaret Brown
Library Technician: Ros De Mamiel
Canteen: Anna Admans
Grounds staff: Maurice Seaman & Sean Seamons

2020 Dates
Please find below important dates for 2020.

Term one begin: 3 February
Term one ends: 9 April

Term two begins: 29 April
Term two ends: 3 July

Term three begins: 20 July
Term three ends: 25 September

Term four begins: 12 October
Term four ends: 11 December (Students)

Pupil Free Days:
28 February
28 April
29 May (Catholic Day)
23 July
24 July

End of Semester Reports
Parents received their children’s End of Year reports on Wednesday. It is important to note that:
• Expected progress is the maintenance of a grade.
• If the student receives the same grade for two consecutive reports, they have made progress.

If you require an interview with your child’s class teacher to discuss the report, these will be conducted on Tuesday 17 December. Please ring Mrs Nagy at the office or see your class teacher to make an appointment, if required.

CEWA Incorporated
Catholic Education of Western Australia is becoming incorporated as of 1 January 2020. Please click HERE to view a letter regarding incorporation.

God bless our school and those within it.

Miranda Swann

Curriculum News Issue 25

Curriculum News Issue 25

Thank You and Merry Christmas
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the FJCS staff, parents and students for their wonderful support this year. Coming back into the role of Assistant Principal, after being on maternity leave, has been a wonderful experience. It has been made even more amazing due to the truly generous, dynamic people I work with. So many times I have had people offer to help with things and work with me to deliver the wonderful education that we do to our students.  I am looking forward to another year in the role as Assistant Principal Curriculum in 2020 at FJCS.  I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and relaxing holiday. 

Free Computer Equipment
There are still monitors, keyboards and mouse available in the Tech Hub, free for anyone who would like them. If they are not wanted, they will go to a computer recycling facility. Please come to the Tech Hub and help yourself.

On Wednesday 11 December,  reports were made accessible through SEQTA Engage. If you have had any issues, please let me know before Thursday next week and I will try to resolve them for before we head off for Christmas holidays.

Gloria Ward
Assistant Principal Curriculum

Lost Property
On Friday morning I will be putting out lost property on the basketball court for parents to check one last time. If it is not claimed it will be returned to the uniform shop to be sold as second hand, and any clothes not school uniform will be donated to Good Sammys.
Gill Bardsley
Education Assistant and lost property extraordinaire.


Sparks News Issue 25

Sparks News Issue 25

Using Giftedness for Giving Project
Our wonderful Year 6 Extension students, Ashleigh Clark and Abigail Forsyth donated their time to play their flutes at elderly care homes last week. Ashleigh and Abigail took the time to write a script, rehearse their musical pieces and perform for the elderly. They performed on three occasions and they are congratulated for their charity gesture.

Well done Ashleigh and Abigail, you are both leading lights at Francis Jordan.

Miss Rachael Araujo
Extension Teacher

Indonesian News Issue 25

Indonesian News Issue 25

Makmur the Becak
This term we have been very lucky to have “Makmur” the becak visiting Francis Jordan, on loan from the Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association.  A becak (pronounced bech-ak), or cycle rickshaw, is a local means of transport which is also known by a variety of other names such as bike taxi, pedicab, bikecab, tricycle taxi or trishaw. As opposed to rickshaws pulled by a person on foot, cycle rickshaws are human-powered by pedaling. They are a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers on a for-hire basis. Becak drivers are called “tukang becak” and work very hard for their money.  Although the becak is not common in Bali, they are very common on most other islands of Indonesia, especially Java.

During the term, hardworking students have been rewarded with the opportunity to have a ride on this iconic mode of Indonesian transport – the smiles on their faces say it all!

Natalie Belcastro
Specialist Teacher – Indonesian



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