Francis Jordan

Catholic School

25 Peterborough Drive,
Currambine, WA 6028

Francis Jordan

Catholic School


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A Message from the Principal – Issue 14

A Message from the Principal – Issue 14

Dear Parents, Children and Friends,

On Friday 31 May, our staff participated in a professional development day to create and analyse a data wall using our children’s reading data.  The day was full of robust and challenging conversations that will go on to impact the teaching and learning of literacy within the school.  We continue our work this week by setting individual goals for each child in reading and sharing these with the students, along with strategies and focus areas on how to get there.

Thank you to all our parents and families who joined us in celebrating the life of Francis Jordan at our whole school Mass today.  It was lovely to see every class involved in this celebration.  I thank Fr Francis for leading the liturgy, and Mr Purcell and Mrs Giannasi for their organisation of such a beautiful celebration.

This Sunday at 2.00pm our Year Six students will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Simon Peter Parish.  We wish them a joyous and reverent celebration that is filled with the warmth of the Holy Spirit.  All members of our school community are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) takes place every year. The NCCD is a collection that counts:

  • the number of school students receiving an adjustment or ‘help’ due to disability
  • the level of adjustment they are receiving to access education on the same basis as other students.

Students are counted in the NCCD if they receive ongoing adjustments at school due to disability. This ‘help’ allows them to access education on the same basis as a child without disability. The NCCD uses the definition of disability in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

Schools provide this information to education authorities; however, students names and personal information is not shared.  The collection of data is simply a sharing of the number of students in our school receiving adjustments and the type of adjustments they receive.

If you would like more information about this data collection, please read the parents, guardians and carers fact sheet which is available in a range of languages.

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

New OSCH Coordinator
We are pleased to advise that the selection process for a new Coordinator of the Francis Jordan OSCH service is now complete. Diana Lumbasyo has been successfully appointed to the position and commenced at the program on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • 13 June: Year Six Lightning Carnival
  • 14 June: Class Assembly 1W at 8.30am
  • 14 June: Mini Fete 1.00 – 2.15pm
  • 15 June: Sacrament of Confirmation Mass at 2pm


Kind Regards,

Gloria Ward
Acting Principal


Religious Education News Issue 14

Religious Education News Issue 14

Please keep our Year 6 students in your prayers this term as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday (June 15). 

Confirmation Photos

Savvy Photography will be the Official Photographers taking the Photos during the Confirmation Mass on Sat 15th June at the 2pm Mass and will also be available in the Parish Centre to take Family Photos for the families of the children before and after the Mass.

If you would like to have your Family Photos taken please come to the Parish Centre as early as you can to avoid missing out. 

We will be set up and ready to start taking photos from 12.15pm with the last photos taken at 1.50pm just before the start of Mass. 

We will also be available for up to 1 hour after the Mass to take photos for anyone who missed out before the Mass. 

Savvy Photography will also be the Official Photographers taking photos of the children processing into the Church, during Readings, during the Offertory and all Group Photos so please do not take any photos during the Mass.

Please try to colour coordinate what you will all be wearing and try to avoid having too many wearing black in the photo. 

You will be notified once the proof photos are available for viewing.

The proof photos will be available for viewing on our website as well as in the studio for those who would still like to view them that way.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Veronica on either 0405 133 799 or 9401 6004. Many thanks

First Reconciliation / First Communion Commitment Masses
If your child is receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation or First Holy Communion this year, please take them to one of the Masses on the weekend of June 22 / 23. Mass times for the Commitment Masses are listed below.

Feast Of Corpus Christi
On Sunday June 23, the Saint Simon Peter parish has a procession of the altars in honour of the Body of Christ immediately after the 10.00am Mass. Altars are set up by the parish and schools. All are welcome to attend.

Year 3 Prayer Service
A reminder for all parents in Year 3 to attend the Year 3 Prayer Service led by the children on Thursday June 27 starting in the school hall at 2.10pm

Term Two RE Calendar





Confirmation Commitment Mass

St Simon Peter Church



Confirmation Commitment Mass

St Simon Peter Church

8.00am, 10,00am or 5.00pm


Mothers Day liturgy and Morning Tea

Hall – 8.45am


Jaricot Day Liiturgy

Hall – 8.30am


First Holy Communion Enrolment

St Simon Peter parish

9.30am to 11.00am


Confirmation Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

St Simon Peter parish 4.30pm start


Confirmation Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

St Simon Peter parish

10.00am start or 3.30pm start


First Reconciliation Parent Information Meeting

Saint Simon Peter church – 7.00pm


First Reconciliation Parent Information Meeting

Saint Simon Peter church – 7.00pm


Sorry Day liturgy

Hall – 11.00am


Confirmation Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

St Simon Peter parish

4.30pm start


Confirmation Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

St Simon Peter parish

10.00am start


First Reconciliation Enrolment

St Simon Peter parish

9.30am to 11.00am


Confirmation Retreat

Hall – 8.30 to 2.40pm


Confirmation Practice & Reconciliation

Saint Simon Peter Church – 10.00am


Francis Jordan Whole School Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 11.15am


Sacrament Of Confirmation Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 2.00pm


First Holy Communion Commitment Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 6.00pm


First Reconciliation Commitment Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 6.00pm


First Holy Communion Commitment Mass

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


First Reconciliation Commitment Mass

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


Confirmation Commissioning Mass

Saint Simon Peter Church – 6.00pm


Confirmation Commissioning Mass

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

Curriculum News Issue 14

Curriculum News Issue 14

With Semester One reports due to be distributed in Week 10 of this term, I thought it would be timely to provide some information on how to read the document.

Understanding the report:
Children receive an overall grade (A to E) for their achievement in each learning area. In some learning areas they may also receive a grade for the learning area components assessed.

Grading Scale


A The student demonstrates excellent achievement of what is expected for this year level.

B The student demonstrates high achievement of what is expected for this year level.

C The student demonstrates satisfactory achievement of what is expected for this year level.

D The student demonstrates limited achievement of what is expected for this year level.

E The student demonstrates very low achievement of what is expected for this year level.

The A – E grade scale summarises the standard of achievement associated with each learning area. The scale describes the depth of knowledge, understandings and skills that children working at that standard typically show. If your child receives a `C’ grade, they are achieving at the required level for their year. Maintaining a grade in a learning area from one semester to the next is an indication of positive achievement and expected development. A child who is on an Individual Education Plan will have progress reported against learning outcomes outlined in the Individual Education Plan – not using A-E grades.

Learning Area – Student Work Scale (Effort)

O Outstanding  VG Very good  S Satisfactory  I Inconsistent  U Unsatisfactory 

Kidz OT Essentials
Kidz OT Essentials currently runs the occupational therapy screening program at Francis Jordan Catholic School. In conjunction with the screening they also offer group therapy and individual intervention services.  The sessions are run by one of their qualified occupational therapists during school hours, commencing in Term Two.  

If you would like more information about their services, please click HERE

Wet Weather Procedures
As the weather has become colder over the past few weeks we have already needed to enact our Wet Weather Procedures a number of times.  If it is raining in the morning, students are to wait undercover near their classrooms.  Students are not permitted on the courts or oval if it is raining.  At the end of the day, we will send an SMS to parents informing you that wet weather procedures are in place.  This means that Year Three to Six students need to be collected from the Undercover Area.  Year One and Two students are to be collected from outside the Year One classrooms, under the covered area.  Pre-Kindy, Kindy and Pre-Primary students are collected from their classrooms as normal. 

Gloria Ward

Assistant Principal Curriculum

FJCS Concert News Issue 14

FJCS Concert News Issue 14

Francis Jordan Catholic School Concert


Dear Parents

 A school concert is being organised this year for term three at the Redmond Theatre at Prendiville Catholic College.

The concert will be held over two nights on Tuesday 10 September and Wednesday 11 September. This will be a Performing Arts Concert and all children from Years 1 – 6 will be involved.

Once details have been organised, you will be notified regarding the night that your child will be performing, ticketing, rehearsal, general information, etc.

Please mark these dates into your calendar.

Parents are reminded that the School Concert is a compulsory event and that students are required to attend on the night that they have been allocated.

 Kind Regards

S.  Giannasi

Music Coordinator




Sports News Issue 14

Sports News Issue 14

On Thursday 30 May, students competed in the Francis Jordan Faction Cross Country. All of our students put in a tremendous effort and ran as hard as they could. Thank you to the amazing parent helpers and teachers for your assistance on the day.

Congratulations to the Marlins (RED) faction for taking out the Champion shield.

Special mention to the following students:


Runner Up Champions


 Addyson Johnson

Arthur Wang

Lola Cochrane

Daniel Geddes-Quinones

Chloe Maticka

Patrick Franey

Beth McChord

Reegan Hollywood

 Charlotte Brain

James Franey

Michaela Ko

Levi Chapman

Lucia Rao

Ashton Rao

Abbie Millis

Tyson Poule


Miss Lawson (Physical Education Teacher)

Caris Lawson
(Physical Education Teacher)


Medical News Issue 014

Medical News Issue 014

Asthma is a long-term lung condition.  People with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which react to triggers, causing a ‘flare-up’. In a flare-up, the muscles around the airways squeeze tight, the airways swell and become narrow and there is more mucus. These things make it harder to breathe. An asthma flare-up can come on slowly (over hours, days or even weeks) or very quickly (over minutes). A sudden or severe asthma flare-up is sometimes called an asthma attack.

Our school has recently renewed our status as an Asthma Friendly school with the Asthma Foundation WA.  One of the criteria for renewal was that all students requiring Asthma medication (reliever puffer) to be administered at school, do so using a spacer and (a mask for under 5 years of age).  Our school Asthma Policy reflects this procedure. 

Please ensure your child has their medication (reliever puffer), spacer and (a mask for under 5 years of age) clearly marked with their name in their school bag each day. Please do not store these in a plastic bag, a neoprene or paper bag is advised.  If your child does not have a spacer or (a mask if required) then the school will need to provide these items for them.  The cost of a disposable spacer is $6, a spacer for under 5 years is $16 and a mask is $6.  You will be required to reimburse the school for these items. 

Thank you for helping us to keep your child safe in an asthma friendly environment. 

Kind regards

Anita Woodall
School Medical Officer



Community News Issue 14

Community News Issue 14

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!


Year 5 Social Gathering 

Come and join us at Latitude.  The kids can have fun playing together for an hour while the adults enjoy a coffee and a chat in the cafe.

When: Saturday 29th June from 3pm – 4pm 

Where: Latitude, 57 Joondalup Drive, Edgewater.

Cost: $21 for a 1 hour session plus $2.00 for grip socks (compulsory for trampolines).

  • Sessions can be pre-booked online.
  • Enclosed shoes are required for climbing.

There is a café upstairs for parents/carers to relax in while the kids play.

Enquiries to Vickey on 0433 348 988









P & F News  Issue 14

P & F News Issue 14

Tickets for the school disco scheduled for Friday, 28 June 2019 are now on sale and can be purchased here: As always we rely on many hands to make these events work.  If you are able and willing your assistance would be most appreciated. 

Our next P&F meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 19 June, 2019.  It starts at 7.15am and will be held in the library.  See you there!

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



Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 14

Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 14

Week 6 – The storms held off!
We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and being back on the courts this past weekend! I was expecting to see photos of Heidi jumping in puddles on court, but thankfully the heavens did not open on us in the morning. Us oldies had to watch our U12s battle it out in the storms later on! The older girls froze their fingers off!

Team Sparklers (U7) – Team of the Fortnight  
Coach Candice Wynne’s wonderful words for her team – For lots of our little sparklers it’s their first year of netball. They have put it lots of effort learning new skills and putting them all in together on the court on a weekend. They are all super excited to play each week and even after a long week at school Thursdays they turn up to training with big smiles on their faces. Over the last few weeks they have put their skills together on a Saturday morning, scored a few goals (it’s taken us a little while but we got there) & had lots of fun along the way. Looking forward to an enjoyable season.

 Expressions of Interest
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.

Please contact us at 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!

Cadbury Fundraiser
Hi Families, we are starting our chocolate fundraiser for the winter season and we have a delicious box of chocolates for each family to sell. This Tuesday and Thursday at training, Kate and I will be handing out the allocated boxes to your team manager to distribute to yourselves so if you are not at training please make arrangements with your team manager. There will be ONE box per family. It will be $1 per chocolate – $60 per box. It will be due 4th July.

Instructions will be given but hey we all know what to do!! Any questions, contact me.

Go FJNC! and P.S I might buy all the toblerones which contain nuts so please be mindful FJCS is a nut aware school!

Anna xx

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

Rug up and Stay Warm!


OSHClub  Issue 14

OSHClub Issue 14

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

Update: As you are aware Diana has started as a our new full time coordinator as of last week.

Message from Diana:
“I am passionate about early learning and enjoy caring, nurturing, creating and providing a safe environment for children to learn through play by implementing the principles and practices of My Time Our Place in order to achieve the learning outcomes as well as focusing on the 7 quality areas of the National Quality Standards, which will enable us to provide quality services and build strong relationships with the children and the families.”

The holiday brochure is now available online and at the service. The service will operate from Monday the 8th of July until Friday the 19th of July. There will be two excursions and incursions per week. We can’t wait to see you all for some holiday fun.

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.


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



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
Diana, 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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