Francis Jordan

Catholic School

25 Peterborough Drive,
Currambine, WA 6028

Francis Jordan

Catholic School


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Library News Issue 23

Library News Issue 23

Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club Issue 8 was distributed to all students on Tuesday 5 November 2019.

All orders are to be completed online (LOOP) and paid by credit card.  The school does not accept cash payments. All orders are to be placed by Friday 15 November 2019.

Roslyn de Mamiel
Library Officer


A Message from the Principal – Issue 18

A Message from the Principal – Issue 18

Dear Parents, Children and Friends,

Performing Arts Festival Success
Our students have continued to shine in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. Over the last few week or so, we have had a significant number of children take part in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival for 2019. I am pleased to say that our students have received outstanding results both individually, and in their collective performances. Congratulations to all of those students involved; and a special mention to those who have received an award.

Rachel Johns
Ashleigh Clark

Kiara Spatara
Maria Nasr

Hudson Moth

Matilda Martin  & Abigail Forsyth
Siobhan Pryde & Emma Basini
Hugh Murphy & Ethan Millar
Abbey Moore & Molly Admans
Thomas Spiteri  & Dylan Collie

Sebastian Agostino  & Amy Millar
Domenica Rivera-Velazco  & Safira Cholkowski
Annabel Hennessey & Lucia Rao

Keely Faria & Ceana Pryde
Isaac Richardson & Sienna Poli

Francis Jordan Year 5/6 Flute Ensemble

Francis Jordan Year 5/6 Reed Ensemble

Francis Jordan Year 1 Choral Speech

Francis Jordan Year 6 Liturgical Movement Group

Francis Jordan Year 5/6 Guitar Ensemble

Francis Jordan Catholic School Principal Appointment
As you are aware, Mrs Manners recently tendered her resignation as principal of Francis Jordan; effective from 31 December 2019. The appointment process for a new principal has already begun. Yesterday, members from Catholic Education of Western Australia met with both the staff and the School Board to determine what characteristics and attributes we think is important in our new principal. This will assist in forming the selection criteria for the position. The position will then be advertised. The new principal will be announced in early term four and will begin on 1 January 2020.

Pupil Free Day: Catholic Day
This Friday, 23 August is a Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day) and the school will be closed. This day is given to all staff in Catholic schools in recognition of the work they do in forming the faith life of our students. Please contact the Outside School Hours Care Service should you require care for your child/ren on this day.

 Upcoming Important Dates

  • 22 August: First Reconciliation Parent & Child Workshops at 4 PM & 5:30 PM
  • 23 August: Catholic Day (no school today)
  • 27 August: Year Six Science Fair
  • Kindy Dad’s Night: KG 5.00pm – 5.45pm & KW 6.00pm – 6.45pm
  • 29 August: Fathers’ Day stall
  • 30 August: Father’s Day liturgy and breakfast at 7:30 AM
  •                     One Big Voice: Year Four

God bless our school and those within it.

Miranda Swann

Religious Education News Issue 18

Religious Education News Issue 18

First Reconciliation Workshops – Year 3 Parents And Students
If your child is in Year 3 and is making their Sacrament of Reconciliation later this year, please be aware that the Parent Child workshops will be taking place soon. The dates are as follows:

  • Thursday August 22 – Saint Simon Peter Parish Centre at 4.00pm and 5.30pm

Father’s Day Liturgy and Breakfast
Don’t forget, the Father’s Day liturgy and breakfast is on next Friday commencing at 7:30.

Term Three RE Calendar





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 18

Curriculum News Issue 18


Literacy Dedicated Time
Yesterday our Book Week celebrations were at their peek with the student parade.  Miss Walker led our classes through a fun filled commentary of books of every genre, characters who were loving, brave and scary, and every exciting story that the mind could think of.  Our students love this day of dressing up, but also find joy in learning about new characters and stories that they may not have heard of before.  Perhaps now is the time for a trip to the community library or bookshop.  The passion for books and reading within the school is certainly palpable right now. 

Book Week has been very timely in allowing classes to integrate a range of picture books and novels into our Literacy Dedicated Time.  Students in Year Two have designed new front covers of their favourite book, designed synonym webs for the amazing words in their stories, performed readers theatre of exciting scripts and found definitions for new words.  These are just some of the activities being done in Literacy Dedicated Time in Year Two.

I look forward to updating you on what other classes are doing in the coming weeks.

Gloria Ward
Assistant Principal

Classroom News Issue 18

Classroom News Issue 18

Congratulations to the following Year 4 students who were involved in the 2019 Kompetisi Klip-Klip, a YouTube video competition organised by the Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association;

Lily Mayvis  Brooke Andrich  Mikayla Rudd
Addison Peacham  Cash Rafferty   Miray Hanna
Monique Galdamez Alexis Stephen  Jakob Steadman
Milana Spatara  Ashleigh Stephen Malia Carmichael
Azayliah Viergever  Alyssa Holsgrove   Lily Gordon

These students gave up their lunch break each Tuesday during term two to rehearse and film ‘Cerita Natal’ (The Christmas Story), also featuring ‘Malam Kudus’ (Silent Night). You can view the video via the following link; Click Here

Our efforts were rewarded again this year by our video being recently announced winner of the category ‘Bersandiwara 3-4’ (Play – Year 3-4). The prize we received is $300, generously donated by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, which is to be spent on a reward for the participating students.

Many thanks to the students involved for their hard work and enthusiasm. Thanks also to Mrs Rennie and Mrs Hawley for their help liaising with parents and coordinating students. Finally, a big thank you once again to Mrs Lindy McQueen for her assistance with directing and filming the video and to Hayden McQueen for his technical expertise in producing and editing our winning video.

Mrs Natalie Belcastro, Indonesian Teacher



Congratulations James

James Franey competed at the Taekwondo WA Cup (state championships) a couple of weeks ago and won. James will now be travelling to Queensland to compete in the national competition. Well done James.

Library News Issue 18

Library News Issue 18

Scholastic Book Club

This year’s Book Fair will be held in Week 7 in the Library.  The Fair will run over 2 days, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th September.  Books and novelty items will be on sale during 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.  Colouring sheets will be available in the Library next week.

Roslyn de Mamiel
Library Officer


FJCS Concert News Issue 18

FJCS Concert News Issue 18

Francis Jordan Catholic School Concert


The Concert will be held over two nights.

Venue: Redmond Theatre, Prendiville Catholic College, Prendiville Ave, Ocean Reef.

Dates: Tuesday 10 September YEAR 2, YEAR 4 and YEAR 6

          Wednesday 11 SeptemberYEAR 1, YEAR 3 AND YEAR 5

The following groups of children will be performing both nights. Parents, please note that you will only need to buy a ticket for the Concert night that your child’s Year group is allocated. You do not need a ticket for both nights.

Year 5/6 Reed Ensemble

Year 5/6 Flute Ensemble

Year 3 Fife Ensemble

Year 5/6 Brass Ensemble

Year 6 Liturgical Movement

Year 5/6 Electric Guitar Ensemble

Senior Concert Band

Dress Requirements for the Concert
All children MUST be dressed in full Winter School Uniform. (Same as for Performing Arts)

Option 1 – the school tunic, school shirt, tie, school jumper, green school tights, polished black school shoes (not black sneakers), green ribbons/scrunchies, green clips (bobby pins are okay)

Option 2 – long school grey trousers, school shirt, tie, school jumper, polished black school shoes (not black sneakers) and no hair gel.

All children are required to come to school on Tuesday 10 September and Wednesday 11 September dressed in their sports uniform so that their Winter School Uniform is clean for the Concert.

Arrival and Departure Times for the Concert
Children must be at the Prendiville Catholic College Performing Arts Centre no later than 5.30pm on their allocated concert night.  The concert commences at 6.00pm sharp. Children will be able to be collected from the foyer of the Performing Arts Centre at the conclusion of the concert. We will release them in Year groups which will be announced. Please be patient and do not block the entry way that the children will be using to enter the foyer.

At no time are parents allowed to enter the backstage area.

Children may bring with them water only to drink, a snack and a quiet activity(for example, a book to read, electronic games or i-pods etc. in a marked bag. These are to be taken only at the parent’s discretion.


Tickets will cost $15 each. This is to cover the cost of hiring Prendiville Catholic College Performing Arts Centre and the bus to shuttle the children to the venue for their rehearsal (see information below).

Tickets are now on sale via the following booking website:

Due to the limited number of seats available for each night’s performance (300 seats available), we are asking parents to only purchase two tickets per family. This will then allow all families to have the opportunity to attend their child’s Concert.

As of Monday 3 September, families will then be able to book extra tickets if they are available.

Rehearsal at Prendiville
All children will be travelling to and from Prendiville Catholic College by bus some time during the day on Tuesday 10 September. This will be the only rehearsal at Prendiville before the two nights of the Concert.

Please ensure that any child who is playing an instrument for the Concert brings their instrument and music to school on the rehearsal day, Tuesday 10 September.

It is essential that you fill in the permission slip below and return it to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible.

Parking is available at the venue. Turning into Prendiville Ave from Marmion Ave, take the first turn left into the driveway (opposite the BP petrol station). There will be a sign directing you to the Performing Arts Centre parking. Follow the driveway and enter an enclosed tennis court. Parking attendants will be there to usher you. If this car park gets full, parking will be available in the Prendiville bus bay further along the road, opposite Saint Simon Peter School or in the front school car park (back one will be locked). You will then need to walk along the footpath (not through Prendiville School) to the Performing Arts Centre car park entry to access the venue.

DVD Information
Mr Seamons will be filming both concerts and will then produce a professional keepsake DVD. The cost of the DVD will be $25.00 each.


S.  Giannasi
Music Coordinator




Community News Issue 18

Community News Issue 18

Cyber Safety
On Tuesday Kayelene Kerr from WA Child Safety Services presented an informative workshop about cyber safety. Kayelene is a Child Safety Advocate and Trainer who delivers programs to students, parents, teachers and professionals. The focus of these programs is to increase wellbeing and a capacity for healthy development and relationships.

Some key information discussed included:

  • Technology is beneficial and can enhance our life. Minimising risks associated with technology use is critical.
  • Technology should not replace or misplace social interaction, exercise, play and sleep. 70- 90% of children are allowed a device in the bedroom and many children are tempted to use their device at night. The most active time for device use in adolescence is 1-3am.
  • A central charging station is essential. This will assist with preserving sleep and enabling learning to occur at school. Have boundaries and remain firm on home rules regarding technology.
  • When setting rules consider keeping technology away from the eating areas, children’s bedrooms, bathrooms (especially for adolescence) and the car (to foster conversation).
  • Be mindful what apps are on your child’s device. Research apps and consider the suitability of each. It is advised that no child use the app ‘Omegle’ as it encourages talking to strangers. KIK is very problematic and frequented by predators. Definite no for primary school children.
  • YouTube is a user generated platform. Make sure you are supervising.  Keep tech in a central area, or at least hear what is going on and randomly check what is going on. Don’t let them wear ear plugs, it damages their hearing and also prevents you from hearing what is happening. If your child is using YouTube teach them how to report content.
  • Let your kids know the internet is awesome but sometimes they may see stuff online with questions about, or may see something that makes them scared, upset, uncomfortable etc. If that happens it is important you talk to me about it. You won’t be in trouble.
  • Get involved with your kids online space as much as you can.
  • Consider a digital contract – a free one will be available on WACSS website in the next few weeks.


Tech Tantrum Advise

  • Give them a meaningful warning – give a 10 minute warning that is going off. Give a little bit though. If after that time frame the clip or show has one or 2 minutes to go let it go. Let them see the end of the game or show etc.
  • Go and sit with them for the 10 minute warning to prevent them starting another clip or battle. You will also get a chance to engage with them and show some interest. You will get a chance to see what they are doing
  • Don’t ever follow up with homework, dinner or a chore!!!! It takes 3 minutes of a transaction activity to reset. Try and follow screen time with green time. If the child gets a bit angsty, follow the screen time with a shower or bath.

Further information, resources and support can be found on:

  • WA Child Safety Services Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and their website –
  • Office of the eSafety Commissioner
  • Common Sense Media at org (useful for book, movie and app information)
  • Parental Controls
P & F News  Issue 18

P & F News Issue 18

Just a reminder that our next major event is the Quiz Night. We are doing things a little bit differently this time around.  This year it will be held at the Joondalup Sports Association, which is across Marmion Avenue from the school.

The planned date is Friday, 1 November 2019 so get your tables together, book your babysitters and start studying!

If you have a business or know of a business that would like to throw some sponsorship our way and donate some Quiz Night prizes, please get in touch.  We will be offering ongoing advertising on our Facebook page, in our newsletter and will also be displaying your company name and logo on the night.

Our next P&F meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at 7.15pm in the Library.  We hope to see you there.

If you have any queries regarding getting involved in the P&F please do not hesitate to contact me. We will welcome any assistance and involvement with open arms.

Shannon Britten
P&F President
0417 183 345


OSHClub  Issue 18

OSHClub Issue 18

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

Update: School Holidays
Please ensure that your child/children bring their drink bottles, hats and jacket and closed in shoes as we have physical activities planned for the children. Also please provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as we do not offer these during the school holiday period.

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.


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 information 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 you 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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