Francis Jordan

Catholic School

25 Peterborough Drive,
Currambine, WA 6028

Francis Jordan

Catholic School


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A Message from the Principal – Issue 08

A Message from the Principal – Issue 08

Dear Parents, Children and Friends, 

Parents & Friends Donation
I’m terribly excited to announce that our Parents & Friends Association made two incredible donations to the school at the meeting on Wednesday. They voted unanimously to donate $10,000 towards reading materials and $20,000 towards furniture replacement at Francis Jordan.

This is in addition to the $10,000 donated for reading materials last year and $10,000 donated for furniture replacement. Unfortunately, this money was not spent at the end of last year; however will be spent by the end of term one.

This effectively means, that in the next month, $20,000 worth of home readers for junior primary and guided readers for upper primary, will be purchased and in front of our children; all thanks to our P&F.

In addition, with the Parents & Friends donation of $30,000 towards furniture ($20,000 in 2019 & $10,000 in 2018) and the School Board contribution of $20,000, we can make a very heavy investment of $50,000 for new classroom furniture in 2019. In the first phase of the furniture replacement, Kindergarten will have their furniture replaced as well as one of our middle to upper primary year levels. I sincerely thank our P&F for their incredible donation and their continued support of all of our students.


Sunsmart Before School
At the assembly on Friday, I spoke to the children about a recent visit to the doctor; where I had to have a skin cancer removed from my back. I relayed to the children, that this had me thinking about how we can better protect our skin at school and how looking after our skin was a long-term commitment each one of us had to make to keep us healthy.

As a result, from now children must wear their school hat from 8:10 AM to 8:25 AM; whilst they are in the direct sun playing on the oval and the courts.

I have asked the teachers to remind all students to place their hat in their bag at the conclusion of each day, so their hat is ready to be retrieved from their bag and put on their head when they arrive at school. I also encourage our parents to remind their children as they drop them to school. Thank you for your support in this matter.

What a term it has been!
As of this Friday, I will be on Principal Renewal Leave for the remainder of the term as I undertake a pilgrimage to walk The Way of St James in Spain. Mr Damian Purcell will be Principal in my absence. I thank you for your support of Damian during this time.

Taking this into account, I would like to thank the staff, parents and students for all of their efforts this term. It has been a very busy term and we have achieved a great deal.  I have been impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment to learning displayed by our students and their ability to adapt and strive to meet the teacher’s expectation of them over the term. I encourage all of our students to continue to strive for success in all areas to be the best person they can be.

Thank you to all our parents who in many different ways have supported the school over the first term.  Your efforts and contributions are highly valued. I encourage you to continue to support and be actively involved in decision making through the P&F and other opportunities that arise.

Thank you to our staff who have worked tirelessly for our children throughout the term. Much has been asked of them and they have risen to the challenge.  I can honestly say that I am proud of the way all teaching and non-teaching staff commit themselves to their jobs in a wholehearted way.  Thank you one and all for your efforts and enjoy the upcoming holiday break.

  Upcoming Important Dates

  • 27/28 March
First Holy Communion Parent Meeting at St Simon Peter Church at 7pm
  • 29 March
Cake Sale at recess for FJNC Netball
Running Club
Merit Assembly at 8.35am
  •  5 April
Merit Assembly at 8.35am
Interschool Swimming Carnival
No Running Club

 May God bless our school and those within it.

Miranda Swann

Religious Education News Issue 08

Religious Education News Issue 08

Project Compassion 2019
What an amazingly generous community we have! Already, $468.00 has been raised towards the Project Compassion appeal. This means we have helped nine schools in the Solomon Islands with a water collection system that will stop the need for students to travel long distances to collect clean drinking water. For each $55.00 raised, a system can be purchased. The Project Compassion boxes can be returned to school anytime during the next three weeks. Thank you for your generosity.

First Communion Parent Information Evening
To all parents of a child in Year 4 who are receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the Parent Information meetings will occur tonight (Wednesday March 27) at 7.00pm OR tomorrow (Thursday March 28) at 7.00pm. Parents are expected to attend one of these two meetings.

Term One Religious Education Dates



SATURDAY APRIL 6th at 6.00pm
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

Holy Week liturgies


Year 4 Familes Only
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CANDIDATES   Parent/s Information Night hosted by the Parish will be held this Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 of March at 7.00pm. This will involve a short presentation and general information about this Sacrament. An adult representative from each candidate’s family is required to attend.

Year 6 Families Only
SACRAMENT of CONFIRMATION Enrolments need to be finalized.
All families who missed out enrolling your child on Saturday and have not contacted the Parish Office, please do so before the end of this week.  Preferences will be allocated and returned to all students by Monday next week.  Any queries please contact Fran at the Parish email


General Notice Parish News

The Stations of the Cross will be held on each Friday of Lent after 7.00pm evening Mass.


Taize Prayer Service – Wednesday 3 April at 7.30pm  As we prepare for the coming of Easter please join us for a special Prayer Service. Experience an hour in reflection, silent and prayerful, listening to the Readings of the Word and enjoying Taize music.

Parish Reconciliation Service – Tuesday 9 April at 7.30pm


 A re-enactment of the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem will take place on PALM SUNDAY 14 April at the 10.00am Mass.

We invite all children to take part in the procession. Children carrying small palms or olive branches (supply own if possible) will lead the procession of the priest with a pony and the rest of the congregation and then form an archway along the central aisle of church. (Parent help needed to supervise).  Come early – the young ones can have a free ride on the pony.  See you there!


Holy Thursday:  

18 April – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30pm
Eucharistic Adoration after Mass till 11.00pm 


Good Friday:

19 April – Reconciliation 10.00am—11.00am
Stations of the Cross at 11:00am
Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion at 3:00pm
Eucharistic Adoration after the Lord’s Passion until 8:00pm 


Holy Saturday: 20 April – Blessing of Easter Food 11:00am
Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30pm
Easter Sunday: 21 April – Mass Times – 8:00am 10:00am & 5:00pm


Important Dates For 2019 – Sacrament Dates


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


  • 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


  • 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



SATURDAY MARCH 23 – 9.30am to 11.00am

Confirmation Enrolment 

THURSDAY MARCH 28 – 7.00pm

First Communion Parent Information Evening

SATURDAY APRIL 6th at 6.00pm
 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

 Holy Week liturgies


Curriculum News Issue 08

Curriculum News Issue 08

Parent -Teacher Interviews
Parent-Teacher Interviews have been scheduled for Wednesday 10 April from 1.00pm-6.00pm.  If you haven’t already booked an appointment via the School Interviews platform you can still do this right up to the day by going to

Running Records
Last week, teaching staff trained in the use of Running Records using PM Benchmarks.  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.

Today, teachers have trained in how to use an IPI (Informal Inventory Prose) to ascertain a student’s reading age.  IPI’s are used after a child has reached level 30.  At this point a child will select home readers based on their reading age.

We have purchased some great new home readers to support our students who are reading between level 1-30, as well as those who have moved beyond this.  Now it’s just a waiting game for delivery!

A reminder that ICAS payments are due next Friday, 12 April. Year 3-6 students are invited to enroll in ICAS assessments, however, it is not compulsory. All ICAS subjects are moving online this year, except for ICAS Writing Years 3 and Year 4.

Gloria Ward

Assistant Principal Curriculum

P & F News  Issue 08

P & F News Issue 08


Easter Egg Raffle
Easter is approaching which means so is our Easter Egg raffle, which will be drawn on the last day of Term 1. We are asking that each child bring in an Easter egg of some kind (or an alternative like a colouring in book and pencils) which will be put towards the raffle while a portion of eggs we receive will be donated to St Vincent De Paul.

Thank you to those families that have gotten in early and already donated an Easter Egg. Tickets for the Easter raffle have been sent out via kiddy post and are already starting to roll in which is so great to see!

Make sure you make a note in your diary of a few events we have coming up.  We have a Cyber Safety Workshop schedule for Thursday, 19 May 2019 and a school disco scheduled for Friday, 24 May 2019.

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

Shannon Britten
P&F President
0417 183 345



Sports News Issue 08

Sports News Issue 08

On Wednesday 20 March, students from Year 3 – 6 took part in the Faction Swimming Carnival at HBF Arena. Everyone should be so proud of their effort and sportsmanship on the day!

Congratulations, to Kolbe Dolphins for winning the spirit shield and to the Jaricot Marlins for winning the overall champion shield.

Special mention to the following students for being Champions or R/U Champions:





R/U Champions

Year 3

Addyson Johnson

Hudson Oliphant / George Armitage

Charlotte Brain

Matthew Howarth

Year 4

Mikayla Rudd

Levi Chapman

Jesse Jacob

Ryan Elliott

Year 5

Emma Stewart

Owen Baker

Chloe Maticka

Kane Salter

Year 6

Beth McChord

Anton McChord

Elizabeth Perkins

Connor White

A HUGE thank you to our parent and teacher helpers, your assistance was greatly appreciated.

Caris Lawson

(Physical Education Teacher)


Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 08

Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 08

Time to Bake and Eat Cake!

Thanks to our awesome Coaches and Managers for providing fun training sessions, we hope all girls are looking forward to training this week. Rotation spreadsheets will be emailed to coaches and managers over the next couple of weeks, this is a useful tool provided by us to you, to help keep all girls playing evenly throughout the season.

If your team or daughter would like to submit a cake sale poster, please contact Bronwyn Perkins and give them to her by Wednesday, 27/03.

FJNC Corkers and Curly Ties
We are excited to say FJNC will be selling Corkers (1 for $7) and Curly ties (2 for $10) in our colours which make the outfit pop – the athletes love them! We will sell them at game days and training days, or order them per team if you’d like to make sure your team looks the biz on game day! We only have a limited number, please send an email to to secure your purchases please make payment to our bank account or cash on the day: BSB 036-231, A/C 169 262

Important Dates for your FJNC Calendar

Compulsory Managers Meeting 27 March & Coaches Meeting 28 March
Information sessions for all JNA Club coaches and managers are compulsory. If you are going on someone’s behalf, please write your name and their name in brackets when you sign in.

29 March 2019:  Cake Sale at FJCS run by Senior U/11 team
please could all FJNC players bring in something nut free and delicious to sell to your FJCS friends, to Anna Admans before school this Friday morning.

4 April 2019 Coaches, Managers and Reps Dinner: Little Nepal, Currambine, at 7:00pm
27 April 2019 First Game of the Season commences
24 August 2019 End of Winter Season
25 August 2019 Winter Wind up and Trophy Presentation

GO FJNC! See you on the FJCS netball courts next week.

FJNC 2019 Committee

OSHClub  Issue 08

OSHClub Issue 08

Hello to all our OSHClub families.

We have provided some helpful tips for families when separating from your children. This can be a stressful time for you and your child and we hope to assist you in any way we can.

  • Ensure that you and your child connect with their Educator e.g. “Hi Jane, how are you today? Emma is here to play and see her friends today at OSH”.
  • Acknowledge your child’s distress e.g. “I know you want me to take you to school and you feel sad, but you will have fun with your friends”.
  • Say good-bye e.g. ” See you after school. Have a great day and I will pick you up this afternoon.” Do not drag out the separation as it extends separation anxiety and distress.
  • Discussion at home e.g. listen to your child talk about positive events that have occurred without leading with negative questions e.g. “Was anyone mean to you?” instead of “What fun games did you play outside?”

We have been informed that the following fees will apply

No Show Fee
If a child that is booked for a session does not attend, and no cancellation is provided, an additional No Show Fee of $5 per child will apply.

Late Booking Fee
Late bookings made within the 24 hours of the care session will incur an extra charge of $4 per session per child, excluding rebates.

48 hours’ notice is required for cancellation of a BSC or ASC session. Cancellations can be made by

  • Online-logging into your account at
  • Phone: Contact Customer Service and Billing Team on 1300 395 735.
  • Text or SMS your service on 0419 091 841 and include the following details to ensure your request can be processed: Childs name, the service, the session and the date you wish to cancel.

Late Pick Up Fee
A late pick up fee (After 6 pm) will incur a $1 per minute per child charge.

 We look forward to seeing you and have a wonderful week!

Warm Regards
Stacey, Sophie and Hanaa 🙂

Your OSHClub Team

OSHClub Head Office:
All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is Free!! Please create an account online at all bookings and cancellations can also be managed via your online account. For on the day bookings please contact the Coordinator direct at the program.

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