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 15

A Message from the Principal – Issue 15

Dear Parents, Children and Friends,

Term Two
It is hard to believe that we are almost halfway through the school year.  It has been a busy, yet productive semester with our focus on reading data collection and analysis.  Our last staff meeting was dedicated to moving your children on our data wall, which was a great time of excitement.  Goals for every child have been set and we are celebrating each level of movement.

Pupil Free Day Term Three
The pupil free day that was originally set for the first Monday back at school, is now Friday 26 July 2019.  This is due to the availability of a particular presenter for our professional learning.  OSHC is aware of our date change and will be open if you require care for the day.

Uniform Policy
The uniform policy is due for review this year.  The review process is one that is done in conjunction with the School Board.  The main objective for this review is NOT to make significant changes to our uniform, but to make small changes or additions for greater gender equity.  In consultation with the Board, it has been agreed, that in the short term (Term Three and Four of 2019) the policy will remain the same; however, there will be no distinguishing of gender.  Please note, that one uniform, must be worn in its entirety. 

Summer
Cotton check dress green
Green School tracksuit top
Short green striped socks
Black school shoes (not sneakers) OR Brown sandals
Green school hat

OR

Dark green rugger shorts
Mint green short sleeve Midford shirt 
Green school tracksuit top 
Short green striped socks
Black school shoes (not sneakers) OR Brown sandals
Green school hat

Winter
Winter tartan pinafore
Mint green Midford long sleeve shirt
School tie 
School jumper
Short green striped socks OR green tights
Green school hat

OR

Grey Winter trousers or dark green rugger shorts 
Mint green long sleeve Midford shirt 
Short green striped socks 
School tie
School jumper
Green school hat                                     

In Winter, students participating in school photos and any public performance will be required to wear the following:  
Green tights if wearing the pinafore or long trousers (no shorts).

If you have any questions regarding this change, please direct your questions to me via email gloria.ward@cewa.edu.au

Year Three Citizenship Ceremony
Well done to our Year Three students and Mrs Giannasi for performing at this afternoon’s Citizenship Ceremony. It is wonderful to see our students take part of such a wonderful occasion to officially welcome new people and families to our country. 

Leave Of Absence
Taking extended leave during the school term is not ideal; however, if it is unavoidable, please fill in and return the ‘Leave of Absence’ form.  This can be found on the website or collected from the administration office. 

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 15

Religious Education News Issue 15

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

Confirmation Commissioning Mass
The Confirmation program has now concluded for the students in Year 6 who received the Sacrament in June. We congratulate the students for the maturity they demonstrated throughout their preparation and for the support of families during this important stage of the students’ lives.

A reminder to all parents of students who were confirmed that the Rite of Commissioning will be held during all the Masses this weekend (29 & 30 of June.) This is when your child will receive their Confirmation certificate. All newly confirmed children are expected to attend.

 

Term Three RE Calendar

TERM THREE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DATES

DATE

EVENT

VENUE / TIME

Saturday July 27

First Holy Communion Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

Saint Simon Peter church 4.30pm

Sunday July 28

First Holy Communion Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

Saint Simon Peter church 10.00am and 3.30pm

Saturday August 3

First Holy Communion Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

Saint Simon Peter church 4.30pm

Sunday August 4

First Holy Communion Parent / Child Workshop & Mass of Election

Saint Simon Peter church 10.00am

Thursday August 8

Feast of Mary Mackillop Liturgy

School Hall 11.00am

Friday August 9

Xavier Day Liturgy 

School Hall 8.30am

Thursday August 15

Feast of the Assumption Mass 

School Hall 11.00am

Tuesday August 20

First Reconciliation Parent / Child workshops 

Saint Simon Peter church 4.00pm and 5.30pm

Wednesday August 21

First Reconciliation Parent / Child workshops

Saint Simon Peter church 5.30pm

Thursday August 22

First Reconciliation Parent / Child workshops 

Saint Simon Peter church 4.00pm and 5.30pm

Tuesday August 27

First Communion Practice & Reconciliation

Saint Simon Peter Church  10.00am

Friday August 30

Fathers Day Liturgy and Breakfast

School Hall 7.30am

Friday September 13

First Communion Retreat

School Hall All Day

Saturday September 14

First Communion Mass

Saint Simon Peter church 6.00pm

Sunday September 15

First Communion Mass

Saint Simon Peter church 10.00am or 5.00pm

Saturday September 21

First Communion Mass

Saint Simon Peter church 6.00pm

Sunday September 22

First Communion Mass

Saint Simon Peter church 10.00am or 5.00pm

Curriculum News Issue 15

Curriculum News Issue 15

Mathematics Interchange 

At Francis Jordan we have been grouping our children for the Number strand of Mathematics for many years.  After taking much time to consider if this is best pedagogical practice, we have decided not to continue with Maths Interchange for Semester Two.  Research shows that we will have greater impact on your child’s learning by having dedicated numeracy blocks.  Our numeracy block (60 minutes) will be designed around the six key principles for effective teaching of mathematics:

  1. Articulating goals
  2. Making connections
  3. Fostering engagement
  4. Differentiating challenges
  5. Structuring lessons
  6. Promoting fluency and transfer.

The hour will be broken up into a four-part lesson.

  1. Mental/Warm-up
  2. Introduction – This involves letting kids in on the secret
  3. Main Lesson Body – This involves where the big learning takes place and the choice of proficiency strand is important
  4. Plenary/reflection activities – This is crucial for consolidation and allows for the development of reasoning.

 

Regards,
Gloria Ward

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Library News Issue 015

Library News Issue 015

Children’s Book Week
Next term we will be having a dress up day, Week five on Wednesday 21/8/19, to celebrate Children’s Book Week. Students can dress as their favourite book character and a parade will be held in the Hall during the morning.   Vouchers will be awarded to the winners.

Scholastic Book Fair
This year’s Book Fair will be Week seven in the Library.  The Fair will be held over two days Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 September.  Books and novelty items will be on sale during the lunch breaks and after school so parents are able to come in and purchase books.

The school receives commission from the Book Fair which is then used to purchase new books for our library.

Students can enter the colouring competition during the Fair week, book prizes will be awarded to Lower, Middle and Upper class winners.

Further information will be provided next term.

Roslyn de Mamiel

Library Officer

 

FJCS Concert News Issue 15

FJCS Concert News Issue 15

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

 

 

 

Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 15

Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC) Issue 15

Week 7-8 – Winter has arrived in force!!

Well done to all our girls and teams for making it to the courts again this week, under adverse flu and rain conditions! Bronwyn says she’s going to bring a sprinkler to training on Tuesday, so we get used to the wet weather which tends to hit around 12.30pm! mmm let’s hope we don’t have natural Sprinklers this week and are all able to train as it’s a great time to reflect on our game and see what new skills we can learn.

Team Phoenix (U10) – Team of the Fortnight
Coach Sandra Kent is super proud to see her team applying their netball skills amazingly each week – a warm welcome to Maria, Keeley, Lilly and Scarlet, it’s their first year with FJNC. We also have Orlagh and Ellena returning and playing up from U/9 and are thankful to have Arabella and Niamh from FJCS year 4, continuing their netball careers with FJNC and bringing their experience and passion to the team. Fabulous Phoenix are growing from strength to strength and are enjoying forming a lovely team of courageous netballers. We love watching your games each week and our parents’ cheers get louder and louder! Thank you, FJ Phoenix, for all your hard work and dedication! 3-2-1 Go Phoenix!

News from our Registrar – Mark Kent
Over the next season, FJNC representative body will comprise a member from each team (coach/or manager) so that we can all have an input into how our club is being managed and what we want for our athletes. This will create a great opportunity for all year groups to drive our club forward and enjoy being a part of our children’s netball development. As the club is evolving with our younger age groups, we are looking forward to seeing a vibrant FJNC club with as many players as possible out on the courts each Saturday! Please contact me for further information, francisjordannc@yahoo.com.au

News from our Treasurer and Cadbury Fundraiser manager – Kate Fitzsimons
Thank you to those who have already sent through their payment, we hope you have enjoyed this chocolate fundraiser for the winter season. All funds are due 4th July please BSB 036-231 A/C 169262.

Warriors Cup 30 June 2019, 8.30am
This year we have the FJ U11 Spitting Cobras competing in the Warriors Cup, the competition starts at 8.30am at Kingsway Netball courts, there’s a whole host of fun activities on and we’d love to see you and hear you cheer us on.

Important Dates for your FJNC Calendar

25th August 2019 Winter Wind up and Medal/Trophy Presentation – 2.45-5pm
31st August 2019 End of Winter Season

Let’s keep hitting those courts with the brilliant Green and Black Spirit that we have! Go FJNC!

 

Community News Issue 15

Community News Issue 15

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!

 

 

 

 

Trinity College are now accepting enrolments for students entering Year 7 in 2020 and 2021. To find out more and to access the enrolment form, please visit the Trinity College website: trinity.wa.edu.au. If you would like to book a personalised tour and learn more about the College, contact our Registrar via registrar@trinity.wa.edu.au or (08) 9223 8121. 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

OSHClub  Issue 15

OSHClub Issue 15

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

Update: The school holiday is fast approaching! 

The service will operate from Monday the 8th of July until Friday the 19th of July from 7am – 6pm. This includes two excursions and incursions per week. Bookings made within 5 days for a Vacation Care session will incur an extra charge of $4.00 per day per child. 7 days notice is required for cancellation of a Vacation care booking. 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.

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, AND JACKET AS THE WEATHER IS BECOMING ALOT COLDER.

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 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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