Francis Jordan

Catholic School

25 Peterborough Drive,
Currambine, WA 6028

Francis Jordan

Catholic School


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A Message from the Principal – Issue 30

A Message from the Principal – Issue 30


An email was sent to families after our AGM last night to advise our community that I will be taking 12 months leave from Francis Jordan Catholic School next year. After careful reflection and consideration, I have have made the difficult decision to step away from the busy role of Principal for 12 months to take some well-earned long service leave, and professional renewal leave.

CEWA will be undertaking the process to appoint a suitable candidate who will fill the role of Principal at Francis Jordan Catholic School as a short-term appointment during the 12 months while I am on leave.

There is still much to do as we bring this busy school year to a close and please be reassured that my complete commitment to this beautiful school, our students, staff and families remains as we finish our year together. I trust 2019 will be another successful school year for all staff, students and families at Francis Jordan and I will continue to keep the school community in my prayers during my year away. I will look forward to returning in 2020, to continue in the role that I love.

2019 Staffing

Principal TBA
Assistant Principal (Religious Education) Damian Purcell
Assistant Principal (Curriculum) Gloria Ward
Admin Officers Geri Nagy / Claudia Black
Finance Officer Vicki Menagh
Year Six Chris Giannasi

Courtney Pearmine

Year Five Damian Purcell/Wayne Horrocks

Peter Elek

Year Four Danielle Parker

Rosina Rennie

Year Three Deanne Walker

Jackie Dunne

Year Two Gloria Ward/Caris Lawson

Lisa Parker

Year One Megan Grove

Jenna Crosby

Pre-Primary Nadene Andrews/Rebecca Baran

Carolyn Ince/Rebecca Baran

Kindy Treasa Young

Cathy Huggins

Pre-Kindy Ella Redding
Music Suzie Giannasi
Physical Education Caris Lawson
Technologies (Digital and Design) / G&T Rachael Araujo
Indonesian Natalie Belcastro
Learning Support Coordinator Lindy McQueen
Education Assistants Danita James (Pre-Kindy)

Jo Collins/Teresa Sutton (Kindy)

Caroline Sullivan/Jannine White (Pre-Primary)

Nadia Martin/Clare Johnson (Year One)

Elizabeth Wilson/Mandy Brooks (Year Two)

Clare Johnson/Anita Woodall (Years Three & Four)

Gill Bardsley (Years Five and Six)

Library Ros De Mamiel
ICT Support Steve Gelle
Grounds Maurice Seamons & Shaun Seamons
Canteen Anna Admans & Louise Richards
Staff Leaving in 2018 Luke Shaw, Natalie Millar, Yvonne White, Betty McKay, Laura Hunter, Monica Gilhooley, Marina Deans, Julie Holden, Jacqui Fernando
Staff Returning in 2019 Gloria Ward, Rebecca Baran, Ella Redding, Suzie Giannasi
Staff on Leave in 2019 Wendy Manners, Margaret Brown, Madeline Walker, Gloria Casserly (Semester One)


I thank all parents and staff who attended our AGM last night. It was wonderful to have such a strong representation from our parent community nominating to take up membership on both our Board and P&F.  This year our positions for Board Membership were decided by vote. We were fortunate to have nominations put forward by eight parents who were willing to share their skills and be part of our Board. I sincerely thank all those parents who put forward their nomination.  I especially wish to thank our outgoing Board members, Guy Paragalli, Tricia Anthony, Danielle Oliphant and Devin Martin, for their valuable contributions and commitment to our board over their term of membership.

The 2019 Francis Jordan Catholic School Board membership will comprise:

6 Elected Members:

  • Mr Ryan Rafferty
  • Mrs Keris Gordon
  • Mr Tim Tolley
  • Mr Gareth Jacob
  • Mr Jason Baker
  • Mr Robert Rees

4 Ex-Officio Members

  • Parish Priest – Fr Francis Kot
  • Parish Pastoral Council Representative -TBA
  • Francis Jordan Catholic School Principal – TBA
  • Francis Jordan Catholic School P & F Representative – Mrs Shannon Britten

Our 2019 Francis Jordan Catholic School P& F will comprise:

Executive Committee

  • President  – Shannon Britten
  • Vice President – Kellie Hall
  • Treasurer – Naomi Agosta
  • Secretary – Marie Pragalli

General Committee Members

  • Sinead Forbes
  • Guy Paragalli
  • Jacqui Fernando
  • Nadene Andrews
  • Danita James
  • Keris Gordon
  • Kate Fitzsimons


Calling for volunteers – we need your help!

Our students really enjoy participating in the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program and to keep this program running we need your help.

The program requires a volunteer School Banking Co-ordinator to facilitate the banking and distribution of School Banking rewards. This only takes a small amount of your time one day a week and the Commonwealth Bank will provide support in how to run the program. Your help with the program will greatly benefit students as they develop vital saving skills and also help our school with fundraising.

If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact Mrs Manners.

Congratulations to our Recent GOLD SLIP Recipients. 


Ava Phillips, Amelie Johnson, Levi Chapman, Rhianwen Blackmore, Mica Beckwith, Ellen Mc Daniel. Mikayla Rudd, Ryan Elliott, CJ Moth, Amelia Keys. Dylan Collie, Chloe Maticka, Abbey Moore, Sienna Pascal, Brooke Riney, Emma Srewart.


Term Dates 

TERM 4 – 2018

Last Day of Term – Friday  December 7


Term 1 First Day of Term February 04
Student Free Day March 01
Labour Day Public Holiday March 04
Last Day of Term April 12

Term 2 First Day of Term  April 29
Student Free Day May 31
Public Holiday WA day June 03
Last Day of Term July 05

Term 3 Student Free Day July 22
First Day of Term July 22
Last Day of Term September 27

Term 4 Student Free Day October 14
First Day of Term October 15
Last Day of Term December 13


Thought for the week

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it.

Philip Dormer Stanhope

God, our Father, may the presence of Your Spirit be evident in our Francis Jordan Catholic School community. Help us to be large of heart, broad in vision and generous in working for the common good of this School Community entrusted to our care. Amen



Enjoy your week.

Wendy Manners






Curriculum News

Curriculum News

Booklists are now ready and available on the school website ( A reminder that all interactions when ordering are to be made through Campion Education. Please click on the year level for your child and follow the instructions given at the beginning of each booklist.

Luke Shaw
Assistant Principal (Curriculum)

Classroom News

Classroom News

Classroom News – 2W

During our Religion lessons this term, the children in 2W have been discussing the beauty of God’s creations. After talking about the beauty of nature, we went outside, laid down on the grass and looked up into the beautiful, big, blue sky. Some children saw birds, butterflies and even dragonflies fly over them. The children took a mental picture and then came inside to sketch what they saw. Some children had branches from trees poking into the sides of their view, others had some clouds and birds. The following week we painted our drawings and added them to our classroom wall under the heading ‘Our Beautiful World’.

Afterwards, we started talking about how different landscapes can be jaw dropping. We searched ‘Amazing Landscapes’ and looked at a variety of landscapes from all around the world. We talked about how lucky we are and how we should thank God every day for our beautiful world. The children then had an opportunity to create their own landscape! We planned, designed and created our own mini landscapes in some shoeboxes. The result was amazing!

Lisa Parker – 2W Teacher

Classroom News – 5W

This semester in Design and Technologies we had to design our own asteroid shelters to protect our class from an imaginary hit by an asteroid. Our class was divided into groups between two and five students.

Our shelters had to be the same size as our classroom (length, width and height). This task consisted of many challenges such as having enough food for a month and also considering types of food, water, sleeping quarters, clean air, heating and cooling.

We also found it challenging organising ourselves as to which design would we go with. A combination of different designs was the way to go, that way everyone had a say and contributed to the shelter.

We all enjoyed the task and learnt a lot about working as a team to ensure it was completed on time.

Peter Elek – 5W Teacher

Parent Representatives

Parent Representatives


 Pre Kindy  Amanda Lacy
 Kindy G  Nadine Brennan & Jody Krysyna-Taylor  Kindy W  Kimberley Le Fournour
 PPG  Nicola Hart  PPW  Kristy Hawton & Nadene Andrews
 Year 1G  Leanne Cannon  Year 1W  Jade Bentley
 Year 2G Claire Brain, Clare McGrath & Kate Fitzsimons  Year 2W  Tracey Smallegange & Ebaney Johnson
 Year 3G Danita James and Anna Fleming  Year 3W  Liana Bank and Francesca Spatara
 Year 4G  Giselle Cholkowski  Year 4W  Jacqui Fernando and Melanie McDaniel
 Year 5G  Anna Fleming and Bernie Connolly  Year 5W  Donna Martin and Francesca Spatara
 Year 6G  Brigitte Hannaire and Gillian MacLeman  Year 6W  Celia Filipe and Sandra Kent


WHERE: Dome Cafe, Mindare
DATE: Friday 23 November
TIME: 8.45am

Join us for coffee/morning tea straight after the morning school drop off at Dome Mindare. Please feel free to bring siblings along for a play.


WHERE: Iluka Foreshore Park
DATE: Sunday 2 December
TIME: 11.00am

Bring a picnic and some drinks along and join us in celebrating what has been a fabulous year.


WHERE: The Maze – Home of the Outback Splash
DATE: Sunday 2 December
TIME: 10.00am-5.00pm

Gates Open from 10am to 5pm. There is generally a line to get in, so if you wish to enter the park at 10am you may need to line up from 9.30am, otherwise consider arriving after 10am to try and miss the line. If you pre-purchase your tickets online then you can enter the park via a priority line. If you are using The Entertainment Card or Let’s Go Kids Voucher you will need to purchase your tickets at the gate. If you haven’t been to the park before, it is worth visiting their website – so you know what to expect. We will set up a couple of gazebos on the grassed area near the water section of the park for our group. BYO lunch or cafe on site.

We hope that you can join us for a fun filled day in the sun!

Please RSVP to Ebaney on 0402 762 198 by Monday 26th November



Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC)

Francis Jordan Netball Club (FJNC)


Another round of netball games was played by our six Spring teams on Tuesday November 13 at Joondalup Arena. Here’s what some of our Coaches had to say:

U/7 Hurricanes Another great match was played by our little ones. Maddie was a superstar shooter, Zari you were finding space and calling for the ball so well. Heidi and Marie Clare had great defense. The intercepts by Heidi and Mackenzie were amazing. Mackenzie you sped around the court. Robyn you were doing a great job with your centre passes and Gabriella I loved how you were in the right place at the right time to catch the ball. Faith fabulous work in the goal circle helping your team mates and Stella I loved how you zipped around the courts helping all your team members. A special thanks to Natasha Miles who stepped in to be the coach as my voice was still not 100% better. Anna

U/8 Shooting Stars The girls played a good game and I was so proud of them for sharing the ball with each other. Player of the Match went to Jemma Bank-Waddell and Most Improved went to Toni-Lee McVeigh. Odette

U/8 Emeralds Another solid game played by our Emeralds, with our Player of the Match being Braely Turner who was superb in both goal circles. In the first half Braely scored some great goals while playing GS and in the final quarter she was superb in the defensive goal circle. Claire

U/11 Blazers You played to your strengths and you played perfectly! The perfect Blazers game! Such a big turn around in the second half – wow! This is what Blazers are made of, well done awesome Blazers! Sorry we missed you Ella, we hope you get better soon and happy birthday captain Isa! Great birthday pressie for us, hope you had a good one. Go Blazers! Sandra


FJNC Planning Meeting to be held on Thursday 13th December. On the agenda will be Registrations, Team Selection and Grading, Coaches and Managers, Netball Dresses, Fees and New Rep Nominations. Please come along if you are looking to learn more about our club and would like to contribute to its running. If you are interested please send a message to Sandra on 0438 600 869 and I will forward you the address.

End of year FJNC Coaches, Managers and Reps Dinner is this Friday 23rd November, 7pm at Little Nepal, Currambine. We are looking forward to a good catch up on Friday night. It looks as though we will have a good turn out, but it’s not too late to join us! Please let Sandra know on 0438 600 869 if you would like to come along and haven’t already RSVP’d.

Joondalup Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Save the Date – 2nd December, 2018. We’d love to serve all of our FJNC and FJCS families, so please come along and support our school netball club. It’s a great time of year to buy those outdoor Christmas lights, as well as purchase a ticket for our raffle to win a 1kg box of Favourites Chocolates!

FJNC Committee

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