Today I attended the LifeLink Launch along with the Spiritual Ministry and Mrs Wilson. There were over 76 primary schools in attendance. Most Rev Timothy Costello, Archbishop of Perth and Most Rev Donald Sproxton, Auxiliary Bishop of Perth spoke to the students about spreading the message of love and hope to all in need. LifeLink is the fundraising and promotional arm which supports and assists the work of social service agencies established by the Archdiocese of Perth. LifeLink agencies reach out to more than 34,000 Western Australians in need each year, delivering more than $54 million in professional programs, care and direct assistance.
At the front of the school, in front of the church, there is a grassed area with a pathway. Could you please make sure that this pathway is left clear for pedestrians. Rangers may be attending to issue warning letters over the next few weeks.
Parent and Child URSTRONG Workshop
Nearly 60 parents and children attended the parent child URSTRONG workshop. Parents and children were provided with meaningful language and skills to open up a dialogue around friendship. Practical skills were given to help support parents and children facing friendship issues. Well done to the P&F who, through subsidising tickets, enabled many families to attend.
Many children are away from school because of bad bugs. These bugs make life miserable for children, staff, parents and guardians. Thank you very much to everyone who has kept children home and returned them when they are better. It is not always easy to do this, but it makes a big difference to them. They recover more quickly and reduce chances of illness spreading. Information about 'gastro' and 'flu' in particular is found below. Note the 'quarantine' time before children are to return to school.
Training young children about the finer points of tissue use also helps. We encourage children to use tissues when required, and encourage them to wash their hands before they eat and after they have been to the bathroom.
Gastroenteritis, or ‘gastro’ is a common condition in children of all ages. It occurs when the bowel is infected by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and sometimes, fever. Gastroenteritis, or ‘gastro’ is a common condition in children of all ages. It occurs when the bowel is infected by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and sometimes, fever.
Most cases in children are not serious, but it is very important to make sure that a child with gastro receives enough fluid.
If your child has gastro, keep them away from school for 48 hours after vomiting and diarrhoea have stopped. If symptoms persist see your family doctor.
The easiest way to prevent gastro is to make sure everyone in the family washes their hands regularly, especially before eating and after going to the toilet.
Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. There are two main types of influenza virus that cause infection in humans - types A and B - and many sub-types or strains. Flu can occur throughout the year but influenza activity usually peaks in winter.
What are the symptoms of flu?
People with influenza typically experience some or all of the following symptoms:
· fever and chills
· cough, sore throat and runny or stuffy nose
· muscle aches, joint pains, headaches and fatigue (feeling very tired)
· nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea (more common in children than adults).
Some symptoms may last for more than a week. Some people may also experience very mild symptoms, particularly if they have some immunity from a previous infection or vaccination.
How is flu spread?
Influenza viruses are mainly spread by droplets made when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Influenza can also be spread through touching surfaces where infected droplets have landed.
People with influenza can be infectious from the day before their symptoms start. Adults are most infectious in the first 3-5 days of their illness, while children remain infectious for 7-10 days, and people with weakened immune systems may be infectious for longer.
How is flu prevented?
· Sneeze into your elbow
· Sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands, or cover your face with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw used tissues in a rubbish bin.
· Clean your hands
· Wash your hands thoroughly and often. Wash hands for at least 10 seconds, especially after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose, or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Stay at home if sick - If you are sick with flu, stay at home and avoid close contact with other people to prevent them from also becoming sick. Keep sick children away from school and other activities. Wait at least 24 hours after fever resolves so you that you are unlikely to infect other people.
You respect the dignity, culture, values and beliefs of each member of the school community.
You respect both the person and capacity of each member of the school community, treat them with dignity, show respect for their culture, values, and beliefs.
You interact with members of your school community in an honest and respectful manner.
You perform your duties and conduct your relations with students and members of the school community with fairness and justice. This includes taking appropriate action to ensure the safety and quality of the education and care of students are not compromised because of harmful or prejudicial attitudes about culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, disability, spirituality, political, social or health status.
In planning and providing education and school support services, you uphold the standards of culturally safe and competent care. This includes according due respect and consideration to the cultural knowledge, values, beliefs, personal wishes and decisions of each member of the school community. You acknowledge the changing nature of families and recognise that families can be constituted in a variety of ways.
You do not express racist, sexist, homophobic, ageist and other prejudicial and discriminatory attitudes and behaviours toward any member of the school community. You take appropriate action when observing any such prejudicial and discriminatory attitudes and behaviours.
In making professional judgements in relation to the interests and rights of a member of the school community, you do not contravene the law or breach the human rights of any person.
FRIDAY 7th JUNE – Orders for Sausage Roll & Pie drive due
FRIDAY 28th JUNE – Family Scitech Night
THURSDAY 4TH JULY – Delivery of Sausage Roll & Pie Drive
GOURMET SAUSAGE ROLL & PIE DRIVE
OLGC P&F and Pinjarra Bakery has teamed up to bring you an exclusive Gourmet Sausage Roll and Pie drive with a variety of items available for you to select from. Everything is made right here in WA on the premises of this award-winning Bakery. The pies and sausage rolls will arrive fresh ready to be heated and served or you can freeze them for a later meal.
All orders need to be placed by this FRIDAY 7TH JUNE with delivery on Thursday 4th July to the school canteen.
Come and enjoy all the fun of Scitech with the whole venue exclusively open just for our school. Everything that is normally available to the general public will be on offer including two live feature shows.
Food and drink options will be available or you can bring your own.
Ticketing information will be available very shortly on how to purchase.
WOOLWORTHS EARN & LEARN
Thank you for all your support so far with the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. The last few weeks of the promotion are running until the end of the month. This program helps schools across Australia get exciting new equipment for their schools. Boxes for collection are located at the school office or near the self-serve checkout at Karrinyup Woolworths.
For every $10 you spend you will receive 1 sticker
Stickers can go straight into the box at Karrinyup Woolworths or in the front office – you don’t have to stick the stickers onto the collector sheet; just put them as is into the box.
Collect as many stickers as you can between now and 25th June.
Stickers are redeemed for new equipment for our school.
The General Public and John XXIII College Parents are Invited to Attend
ENRICHING FAMILY LIFE
PRESENTER: MURRAY GRAHAM (M.Ed)
(Inigo Centre Director)
This Talk brings the fruits of 27 years of Inigo Speakers and my “too many to count’ years as an Educator, Parent and Grandparent to the ‘coal face’ of your home.
The talk includes: -
Rules versus Relationships.
Providing a practical spirituality platform for a more loving and ‘happy’ home.
Dealing with anger and hurt.
Sibling rivalry – some insights on managing.
Care- frontation and boundaries.
Discipline that ‘Works’.
- Input and forum discussion to share ideas
- Talk is for PARENTS ONLY.
Murray Graham (M.Ed) is Director of the Inigo Centre, John XXIII College, whose objective is to enrich Adults in Spirituality and Relationships. Murray has given the 9 hour, 6 module, ‘Ignatian Induction’ program to groups of Staff and Parents during the last 6 years. Murray also gives Talks to Teachers in other Schools and to Parishes in the City and Country.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Your wedding was just one day in your life, but your marriage is forever. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend can put the newness back into your relationship. Give yourself and your spouse time away from the pressures of work and everyday responsibilities. Enjoy the chance to talk and listen to each other. You’ll love the difference a Marriage Encounter Weekend can make. We invite you to join us on our next Marriage Encounter Weekend 26-28 July 2019 or 18-20 October 2019 to be held at Atrium Resort, Mandurah. For more information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Are you looking for a weekend where you can spend time with your spouse, free from the usual distractions and focus on just the two of you. Remember the early days of your marriage when just being together was most important. The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has the same focus. The weekend centres entirely on your relationship. There is NO GROUP sharing on the weekend. We invite you to join us on our next Marriage Encounter Weekend 26-28 July 2019 or 18-20 October 2019 to be held at Atrium Resort, Mandurah. For more information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au
If you would like to receive any more information regarding Worldwide Marriage Encounter please do not hesitate to contact us.
RSCM WA Choir Camp - An exciting opportunity for any student who loves to sing!
This camp, in association with the Royal School of Church Music, has been running for 45 years, and we’d love to invite participants between 8 and 18 to join us for a week of singing in Geraldton, in the first week of the July school holidays! We’ll sing at 3 different churches during the week, to share our love of music with anyone who would like to come along.
We can get you to and from Perth, on a bus full of other campers and staff.
The staff include professional musicians, teachers and past participants! We all love it so much we keep coming back each year!
Remember, you don’t have to be part of a choir to join us, you just need to love to sing.
The cost for the week is $490 which includes 5 nights accommodation, all meals, sheet music, transport to and around Geraldton as well as rehearsals run by professional musicians.
For further information find us at rscamaustralia.org.au or Facebook @RSCMWA, or visit trybooking.com/BAVJI to secure a place.