On Wednesday 6 March at 11am we join together as a community to celebrate Ash Wednesday in our school hall. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection and fasting which prepares us for the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday.
During these days of Lent we are called to commit ourselves to renewing our faith and spiritual life. We are called to help others and try to make a difference to our family, ourselves and our world. Perhaps we can do this by giving of ourselves to others, rather than giving something up.
Practical Ways to Celebrate Lent
Lent gives us 40 days to reflect on Jesus Christ and our own spirituality. Here are 15 suggestions to try during Lent.
Go to confession.
Be active in Caritas and Project Compassion.
Pray on a daily basis to deepen your connection to Jesus.
Shut off the computer or TV and read the Bible.
Volunteer your time.
Send thank you notes to those that helped you.
Prepare meals for a shelter or someone who might be needing help and support.
Donate clothes and toys to charity.
Pray for someone you do not know.
Smile more often.
Try to stop complaining and being critical of others.
Plant a garden to learn how to nourish living things.
Call a friend or relative you lost touch with.
Take someone to Mass with you.
Be a happy and positive person.
Kindy Enrolments for 2020 & 2021
We are currently taking enrolments and interviewing for Kindergarten in 2020 and 2021. I ask families to please ensure they have lodged their Kindy application so your child’s place can be secured. Should you wish to take a tour of our play based, child centred Kindergarten program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9404 2400.
We also have a limited number of Pre Kindy and Kindergarten places available for 2019. Please register your interest with the office.
Year Six Camp
Please keep the Year Six children and teachers in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare for school camp; beginning on Wednesday 6 March. I am sure the children will find the experience one they will never forget.
Intimate Images Bill
Last week, State Parliament passed the new Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill making it illegal to distribute an intimate image of a person without consent.
In the case of someone under 16, the law says they cannot legally consent to an image of themselves being shared. The law aims to strike a balance between protecting young people from this harmful behaviour, and not unduly criminalising them.
The new intimate image laws will come into effect following the commencement of the Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Act 2018 (WA) on 15 April 2019.
As young people under the age of 16 are not exempt from this new offence, it is imperative that information regarding these new laws is shared with our students and their parents.
The key messages for young people are:
It is against the law to take, keep, send or ask for an intimate image of a person under the age of 18
It is against the law to share an intimate image of a person of any age without their consent.
The Department of Justice has provided advice and frequently asked questions for parents and educators. These FAQs can assist to inform and guide the conversation we have as parents with our children.
With the increasing use of digital technology and social media it is important that we continue to work together to ensure that our communities are safe places of learning and development for all our children.
Merit Assembly this Friday
It was wonderful to see so many parents and grandparents at the assembly last week. I would like to invite you to join us for a Merit Assembly at 8.35am this Friday. I look forward to seeing you there.
Pupil Free Day: Friday 1 March
Just a reminder that this Friday is a pupil free day and the school will be closed. Our education assistants, office staff and teachers will undertake a professional development with a Sandra Petersen from the Catholic Education Religious Education Team on Staff Wellbeing and the importance of balance in our lives.
Upcoming Important Dates
27/28 February Confirmation Parent Information Evening at 7pm at St
Simon Peter Church
1 March PUPIL FREE DAY (NO SCHOOL)
4 March PUBLIC HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)
6 March Ash Wednesday Liturgy at 11am
6-8 March Year Six Camp
8 March Merit Assembly at 8.35am
9-10 March Confirmation Enquiry Mass at St Simon Peter Church
To all parents of a child in Year 6 who are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Parent Information Meetings will occur on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 at 7.00pm OR THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 at 7.00pm. Parents are expected to attend one of the meetings.
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
All parents are warmly invited to attend the Ash Wednesday liturgy on Wednesday March 6 commencing at 11.00am in the school hall.
Important Dates For 2019 – Sacrament Dates
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019 – SACRAMENT DATES
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
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 at 7.00pm
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 at 7.00pm
Confirmation Parent Information Evening
WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – 11.00am
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9th at 6.00pm
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10th at 8.00am, 10.00am or 5.00pm
Confirmation Enquiry Masses
SATURDAY MARCH 23 – 9.30am to 11.00am
WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 – 7.00pm OR
THURSDAY MARCH 28 – 7.00pm
First Communion Parent Information Evening
SATURDAY APRIL 6th at 6.00pm OR
SUNDAY APRIL 7th at 8.00am, 10.00am or 5.00pm
First Communion Enquiry Masses
FRIDAY APRIL 12 – – 9.30 to 10.30 then 11.00 to 12.00
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
The purpose of NAPLAN is to provide parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests. NAPLAN is just one aspect of a school’s assessment and reporting process – it does not replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance.
NAPLAN also provides schools, education authorities and governments with information about how education programs are working and whether young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy.
The NAPLAN Online assessment will be conducted between Tuesday 14 May and Friday 24 May 2019.
In the last two weeks we have seen so many children excited about beginning the new year at Francis Jordan. The newness of each year can, however, bring about challenges for some students who experience anxiety. If your child is still feeling anxious about school, a lovely story to read with younger children is The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.
Click Here for a YouTube link which you might like to share with your child.
Torpedo Sub (choose Chicken or Ham or Egg plus salad) OR Sushi OR Chicken pasta salad
Fruit and seed pack
Torpedo Box Meals are inclusive of both recess & lunch and will be given to students prior to departure. Please pack a cooler bag for them to transport and keep the food cool. The normal menu is available for students PP-Year 2. Please return the completed slip below or order online by 15 March 2019.
CIRCLE: Torpedo sub – circle CHICK or HAM or EGG $12 / CRISPY CHICKEN SUSHI $12 / TUNA SUSHI $12/ TERIYAKI CHICKEN SUSHI $12 / COMBO SUSHI $12 / PRAWN SUSHI $12 / CHICKEN PASTA $12/BROWN BAG 10c/Water instead
HUNGRY PARENTS???? Order something for yourself and collect from canteen in the morning.
6 PIECE SUSHI $7 (tuna/chicken/combo) OR RICE PAPER ROLLS $7 (chicken or Prawn)
Thanks to everyone who has registered for the upcoming Winter 2019 season, we hope you’ve all received your email confirmation and Welcome Pack via email. All dress sizes should be in by now; we’re excited for Winter!
We are looking forward to seeing all registered players at Night under The Stars, FJCS netball courts for a fun night of netball drills, warm ups, games and catch up with your friends. We will be there to share team training days and coach’s information and answer any questions you may have. This year, we invite you to bring a picnic to share with your FJNC families (as it is a child friendly event and sporting event, we ask that no alcohol is brought to the night). Please bring water bottles too.
Important Dates for your FJNC Calendar
28th February 2019
Netball under the Stars on the netball courts
5-7pm – family social and grading. Team Coaching and Manager Nominations in.
1 March 2019
Uniform orders close
29th March 2019
Cake Sale at FJCS run by U/11 team
4th April 2019
Coaches, Managers and Reps Dinner
27th April 2019
First Game of the Season commences
24th August 2019
End of Winter Season
25th August 2019
Winter Wind up and Trophy Presentation
Important JNA dates and calendars:
25 – 28 March
Compulsory Coaches & Managers Information sessions (more information to follow)
Winter season commences for NSG Set 7 & 8’s; NSG GO 9 & 10’s & Juniors 11U, 12U, 13U’s. (NSG Net 5 & 6’s to be confirmed)
Joondalup Netball Association 2019 Squad!
Congratulations to the following ex FJNC players for making this year’s Netball Association squads, we’re super proud of you and wish you all the best: