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 12

A Message from the Principal – Issue 12

Dear Parents, Children and Friends,

It was a delight to return to Francis Jordan last week after my incredible pilgrimage walking the Camino from Leon in Spain to Santiago de Compostela. I feel blessed to have taken part in such a transformational journey and a life-changing experience. I look forward to sharing some of my experiences and photos with the staff and children over the coming weeks.

I would like to thank and acknowledge the work of Mr Damien Purcell, as principal, in the time I was away. I also thank our community for their support of the staff, school and Damian in my absence.

Mothers’ Day Liturgy & Morning Tea a great success!
We were truly blessed to share a beautiful Mothers’ Day liturgy with a hall full of mothers, mother figures and grandmothers last Friday morning. We thank our readers for their incredible reading during the mass and for sharing their thoughts and feelings about their mothers with us. I would also like to thank and acknowledge the work of Mr Purcell and Mrs Gianassi for organising the liturgy and music.

A huge number of mothers then enjoyed a special morning tea in their honour, served by our students and staff. We thank our mothers and mother figures for taking the time to be with us on this day and all the staff and students who assisted in the preparation of the morning tea; especially Mrs Admans and Mrs Richards from the canteen.

Month of Mary
May is also the month of Mary. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. Children and families are encouraged to dedicate the rosary to our Blessed Lady during the month.

National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing.
Students in Year Three and Year Five will sit for various online NAPLAN tests this week. It is very important that students attend school on these days and I would ask parents to please make certain that there are no dentist, doctor or other appointments at this time.

While NAPLAN does not measure everything that is important about a student’s literacy and numeracy development, it does provide each school with valuable data and every school is expected to pay close attention to trends over a number of years.

As parents, you can help your child to do their very best by following these suggestions:

  • Make certain that your child is well rested and gets at least 10 hours of sleep a night during the testing period.
  • Ensure your child has a good breakfast every day so they can concentrate fully.
  • Provide your children with healthy snacks in their lunchbox to further aid concentration.
  • Ensure your child gets a healthy daily dose of exercise during the assessment period. This will assist to re-energise your child, as well as release any anxiety they are experiencing.
  • Try not to make a big deal of the test. Children who are anxious and worried about the assessment will not perform to their potential.
  • Encourage your child to do their best. 

Cyber Safety Seminar
This Thursday the P&F is running a Cyber Safety Seminar from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the hall. I strongly encourage our families to take part in this wonderful opportunity; as parents, it is imperative that we stay up-to-date on how to keep our children safe on the Internet. I look forward to seeing you there. Get your tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=486690&

Uniform
Upon my return, it was a delight to see the children taking much pride in wearing their winter uniform. As outlined in the previous newsletter, it is still quite unseasonably warm. Taking this into account, I would expect all children to be in the full winter uniform by Monday 20 May.

As per the school Uniform and Grooming policy, the uniform for girls and boys is outlined below. Please note, all students should be wearing the mid-green Midford long-sleeved shirt during terms two and three and not the short sleeved shirt worn in terms one and four. I thank our parents and guardians for ensuring our children are meeting the requirements of the uniform policy in full.

Girls Winter Uniform

  • Winter tartan pinafore
  • Mint green Midford longsleeved shirt
  • Short green striped socks OR green tights
  • School tie
  • School jumper

Boys Winter Uniform

  • grey winter trousers or dark green rugger shorts
  • mint green long sleeve Midford shirt
  • short green striped socks
  • School tie
  • School jumper

In winter, students participating in school photos and any public performances will be required to wear the following:

  • Girl: green tights
  • Boys: long trousers

Expansion of the Pre Kindy Program
This term we have extended our popular 3-Year-Old Pre Kindy program to two days. Children have the option of attending one or two days, with the sessions running on Tuesday and Thursday. Should you wish to enrol your child in this highly beneficial program, please contact the office on 9404 2400 or email me at miranda.swann@cewa.edu.au

Federal Election & Catholic Education
Over the past few weeks, we have all been bombarded with information in regards to the Federal Election. For your information, I have attached some fact sheets outlining the importance of parents having a choice to provide their child/ren with a Catholic education.

Pupil Free Day
Please note that 31 May is a Pupil Free Day. On this day, staff will undergo professional development. Should you require care for your children, please feel free to make contact with OSHC.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • 15 May: Prendiville Music Excursion for Year Six students
  • 16 May: Dental Screening (PP, Year Three & Year Six)
    Cyber Safety Seminar 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Sue Groves Hall
  • 17 May: Jaricot Faction Day liturgy at 8:30 AM
  • 22 May: Reconciliation Parent Night at 7 PM
    Kindy PMH visit
  • 23 May: Reconciliation Parent Night at 7 PM
  • 24 May: Class Assembly 2G
    Sorry Day liturgy 11 AM
    School disco: (PK-Yr .30pm & Yr 3-6 7.30pm)
  • 30 May: Faction Cross Country Carnival
  • 31 May: Pupil Free Day
  • 3 June: WA Day Public Holiday

God bless our school and those within it.

Miranda Swann
Principal

Religious Education News Issue 12

Religious Education News Issue 12

Mother’s Day Liturgy / Morning Tea
It was incredible to see the hundreds of mums at school last Friday. It was also amazing to see the looks of pure joy on the faces of our children when they spotted their Mum at the liturgy and while mums spent time in the classrooms. A huge thanks must go to Kristy Hawton and her helpers for once again running a super successful Mother’s Day stall. This stall is an integral part of our Mother’s Day celebrations each year. Another fantastic vote of thanks goes to Anna Admans and her team of assistants who organised the outstanding variety of food for the mums’ Morning Tea. Many mums commented on the range of delicious food available.

Jaricot Day Liturgy
This Friday is the Jaricot Faction Day liturgy. Many of the children in Year in Jaricot faction will be reading at the liturgy. If you get the opportunity, please come along to support your child. Naturally, all parents are most welcome to attend, regardless of whether you child is in Jaricot faction or otherwise.

First Holy Communion Enrolment
If your child is receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in September this year, you must enrol him / her this Saturday May 18 at the Saint Simon Peter Church from 9.30 to 11.00am. Please bring the relevant paperwork mentioned in the Communion booklet given to you at the Parent Information evening.

Confirmation
Please keep our Year 6 students in your prayers this term as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday June 15. For parents of students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, please remember that the Workshops and Rite of Election Masses begin this coming weekend. Please check your workshop session date and time.

 

Term Two RE Calendar

DATE

EVENT

VENUE / TIME

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 12

Curriculum News Issue 12

School Photos
School photos will take place on Tuesday 4 June and Wednesday 5 June.  Every student has received their personalised ordering page with their special ‘shoot key’.  It is important that this shoot key is used when placing online orders.  If you would like photos with siblings, please collect a family photos sheet from the front office. 

Walk to School Day
Friday 17 May is “Walk Safely to School Day”.  This annual community event encourages all primary school children to walk to school with their parents or carers on this day.  If your child would like to walk to school with you on Friday, they can collect a sticker from their classroom teacher (on Wednesday or Thursday) to wear on the day.  It would be wonderful to see our footpaths filled with Francis Jordan children getting some exercise as well as learning the crossing rules.

“Active kids are smarter kids”      

NAPLAN
We continue to keep the Year Three and Year Five students in our thoughts as they complete the last of their NAPLAN tests.  Being the first year the students have completed this testing online, they have coped extremely well with this new platform even though technical issues have been experienced.  It just goes to show how resilient and adaptable our students are and how skilled they are with using their technology. 

Regards,
Gloria Ward

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Community News Issue 12

Community News Issue 12

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!

 

Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 12

Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 12

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Fabulous to see our FJNC girls calling and passing, shooting and defending and most importantly having fun whilst improving their game, teamwork and friendships each week! Thank you to our coaches, managers and committee for constantly thinking of our athletes, preparing and running training and spending hours on game day rotations. Well done girls and parents!

Team Titans (U8) – Team of the Fortnight   
A word from Coach Eleanor – What a morning for our Titans, they brought their armour out and were ready for a fight. Isabella our centre started every pass strong and was all over that court like a hawk; Lara, Gracie and Sophie played a strong defence to intercept the other team every chance they got; Fiona executed her long passes successfully; Robyn worked hard to keep the ball in and out of the circle in her positions. Ava was all over the court with her jump blocks and bounce passes was on fire. Gabriella worked those open spaces to gain the ball every chance she got and Emma was a little superstar attempting that goal every chance she got, she found her groove and scored us the first goal of the season. The two of them worked that circle and scored a few more for our first win. They played hard and had fun all the way. Go Titans.

Fantastic to see Titan’s exuberant Mascot Ben cheering them on and making JNA headlines!!

Expressions of Interest
FJNC is the only school-based club at JNA, we turn 22 this year and are founding JNA members. We offer a friendship-based after school club with low fees, great coaching and we make for increased competition at JNA. We are well-respected and recognised as a strong club with great and happy players. Our club faces heavy competition from other netball clubs, associations and indoor centres, plus other sports such as AFL, Soccer, Hockey and Rugby. We are so glad you’ve chosen us for Netball – it’s a privilege to have an FJ team in most age groups, makes for a great competition!

What is a club without players? We are reaching out to parents who would like to enrol their child with FJNC for Spring 2019 and Winter 2020 season. Please contact us and let us know you will be wanting to enrol with us for the next two seasons as it would be a shame for us not to have a succession plan.

Furthermore, FJ Committee meet monthly – we organise registration, funding, coaching, managers, uniforms, wind ups and general running of the club in compliance with JNA policies and procedures. Our current committee of dedicated volunteer parents are – Anna Admans, Bronwyn Perkins, Karen Holmes, Kate Fitzsimons, Kath Greene, Mark and Sandra Kent. Some Committee members are moving on with their children after Winter 2019, so we will need to fill their shoes. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the committee so that we can plan to keep FJNC going. With interested players and parents, and a dedicated club body we’re bound to go from strength to strength!

Please contact us at francisjordannc@yahoo.com or send a message to us on FB for more information on joining the Committee, or if you would like to enrol your child for next season. Boys encouraged too!

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

 Important Dates for your FJNC Calendar

24 August 2019 End of Winter Season
25 August 2019 Winter Wind up and Trophy Presentation – lunch, presentation and games

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

 

OSHClub  Issue 12

OSHClub Issue 12

Hello to all our OSHClub families, we hope you had a lovely weekend!

Update: As you were aware Stacey’s last day was Thursday. Sophie, Holly and Hanaa will be working at the service and Holly will be acting coordinator until a new one joins us. We will keep you updated as we are informed.

Below is some valuable information for new parents and any changes that have been made to policies or procedures at OSHClub.

  • At NO TIME are your children out of our sight. We pride ourselves on being vigilant and our priority is the safety and wellbeing of your child.
  • Please understand that from 2.40 pm we have children arriving after school to OSHClub. It is essential we are greeting each child, ensuring that they are safely within our boundaries and we are often busy collecting smaller children from their classroom.
  • Due to the above please understand our need for you to contact us between 7-9 am or after 3 pm in the afternoon to discuss any issues.
  • If we do not answer your call, we are involved with the children. Please leave a text message and we will get back to you asap.
  • If you have any difficulties or problems with your Account, you must contact our Customer Service Accounts number on 1300 395 735.

Parents please note: We are not permitted to have anyone on the premises prior to 7 am or after 6 pm. This is non-negotiable and if you are unable to drop/collect your child within the time frame you will need to organise an alternative person to drop/collect your child.

YOUR BOOKING IS NOT CONFIRMED UNLESS YOU HAVE HAD WRITTEN OR VERBAL

COMMUNICATION FROM US. You may note that we have places available although this does not represent the Educator/child ratio which is what determines if we are able to add a booking. This ratio is 1:10 (one educator to 10 children)

Everything that we do is for the benefit of your child’s health and wellbeing. We continually strive to make OSHClub an enjoyable experience which is stimulating and fun for all the children. Our Weekly Program and menu is displayed in the undercover area for your viewing.

Below is important regarding medical conditions:

  • Any medication and the required forms that your child may need. (If you are unsure
  • of the forms required for your child please do not hesitate to ask.)
  • We keep a copy of expiry dates and email you with new forms and medication

reminders a few weeks prior to expiration. Please note that your child will be unable to attend OSHClub if they do not have their correct forms and medication required.

PARENTS PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS A HAT. NO HAT NO PLAY!
THIS IS A SCHOOL AND OSHCLUB POLICY.

We look forward to seeing during the week.

If you have any queries regarding your Account, Bookings or Cancellations, please contact our Customer Service Team on 1300 395 735.

Warm Regards
Holly, 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 www.oshclub.com.au 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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