Assistant Principals’ News

2019 Issue 07

Educational research shows that parental involvement and encouragement plays a significant role in a student’s success in school.

For parents to be actively involved they need up to date information on their child’s schooling. SEQTA Engage provides this information with one click of a mouse! SEQTA Engage is a web portal, allowing parents and students to log on to the Infant Jesus School’s Learning Management System (SEQTA), at any time and on any device.

Existing Users to SEQTA Engage
There is no change to how you log onto SEQTA Engage – Please continue to click the link from our School Website to log on.

Below is information for parents who have either, forgotten or lost their password and can no longer access SEQTA Engage. If you haven’t already created your account, please contact the school for assistance with this. Please follow each step below carefully.

How to reset a forgotten password:

  1. Go to the Infant Jesus School Website homepage – and choose the SEQTA Engage tab at the bottom left hand corner.
  2. From the SEQTA Engage login page, click the Forgot your password?
  3. Enter in your email address. If SEQTA has an account associated with this email address, it will send you further information to assist in accessing your account.
  4. Then click reset my password.
  5. If your username and email address are correct and if SEQTA can find an account with those details, you will receive an email directly from SEQTA with further instructions.
  6. Please go to your email to retrieve instructions on how to reset your password.

Follow the link in the email to reset your password. The link is only active for ONE HOUR

New Users to SEQTA Engage 2019 or those Email accounts that have not already accessed SEQTA Engage.
Tomorrow, you will receive an email to show you how to access SEQTA Engage as a parent. This will allow parents to receive their child’s report online. Paper reports will no longer be distributed.

As always, if you need any assistance logging into the portal, please come and ask in the front office. As with earlier this term, if parents do not receive the email – please check junk or spam mail folders on your email incase the set up of their email will send the email there. Please note that if your email address listed at the school isn’t accurate,  please inform the school of this as soon as possible.

What will the user see?

For first time users who need to set up an account they will receive a Welcome email and will have one week to act on it.

After clicking on the Set up your account now link it will take them to the following page where they can set up their account.

Merit Certificates
On Thursday 6 June we will have our assembly in the School Hall. This assembly will be led by the Year One students with the Year Six Public Relations Ministry introducing each item.

At this assembly we will also acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our children and all their hard work. Congratulations to the following students who will receive a Merit Certificate at our assembly on Thursday 6 June 2019:

PPB  Allegra Tollis, Nick Scaletti, Oliver Viljoen, Monique Creasy, Sebastian De Silva
PPW  Harper de Mello, Harvey Elvish, Kyah Lazenby, Roman Kovacevic, Stefan Nedeljkovich
1B  Jacob Fuda, Theresa Nguyen, Aria Nedeljkovic, William Creasy
1W  Chrissa Benny, Eli Ikosipentarhos, Jessica Nguyen, Arlo Magnaterra
2B  Seth Vu, Mia Condello, Daniel Boni, Laken Kaiwai, Julia Franceschino
2W  Kayla-Poppy McGrath-Hogan, Gilbert Nguyen, Talar Krkeen, Addison McCulloch, Bennett Hannah
3B  Lucas D’Souza, Oliver Martinovich, Julian Panetta, Sabrina Pillera
3W  Felicia Mungar, Angelo Mammone, Seraphina Nguyen, Xavier Bettles
4B  Sabelle Chami, Orlando Favaro, Marcus Herrmann, Elouise Radice, Ava Rozario  
4W  Claudia Romeo, Ria Mathew, Riley Krans, Joseph Franceschino, Ella Adams
5B  Estelle Radacic, Perry Papalazaros, Jayden Nguyen, Cyara Quartermaine
5W  Jai Ridolfo, Jean-Paul Rapy, Brigitte McMenemy, Akira Teo, Chloe Nguyen
6B  Angelique Clayton, Lydia Sammells, Joseph Kolarikal, Matha Nguyen-Le, Kristy Nguyen
6W  Taya Coates, Daniel Fiorucci, Amie Notte, Emily Poat, Neha Thomas

National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey — the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

National Reconciliation Week will be included in our learning throughout the school next week.

Mathematics Learning at Infant Jesus School
Helping students understand and apply Mathematics knowledge and skills is a collective responsibility of parents, teachers and principals. Students need to learn mathematics in a way that will serve them throughout their lives. Understanding Mathematics can provide our students with many job and career opportunities. This is why students need to know why Mathematics works the way it does, how to use it with confidence and competence when solving problems.

Understanding Mathematics enables us to:

  • Solve problems and make sound decisions
  • Perform calculations with ease
  • Explain how we solved a problem and why we made a particular decision
  • Use technology such as calculators and computer applications to help solve problems
  • Understand patterns and trends so that we can make predictions
  • Manage our time and money
  • Handle everyday situations that involve numbers

Before your child can learn Mathematics, he or she needs to believe in his or her ability to do so. That’s where you come in. You can be your child’s first role model for learning. When you engage with your child in a supportive, relaxed atmosphere, your child will enjoy exploring the world of Mathematics.

  • Build strong, positive attitudes about math. When children feel positively engaged and successful, they are more likely to stick with an activity or a problem to find a solution.
  • Begin with activities that meet your child’s level of mathematical understanding. Early success in solving problems will build your child’s confidence. Gradually move to activities that provide more challenge for your child.
  • If you and your child are more comfortable in a language other than English, use it. Your child will understand concepts better in the language that he or she knows best.

  • Develop your child’s awareness of the symbols used to represent numbers by making it a game. Look for number symbols in your home and neighbourhood: on the television remote, on the microwave, on the telephone keypad, in flyers and media, on signs and on team sweaters.
  • Play a number version of I Spy. For example, “I spy something that has the number five on it,” or “I spy something in this room that there are three of.”
  • Ask for your child’s help to count items in your home. “I wonder how many chairs we have around the table? In this room? In the house?” Count windows, light switches, lamps or beds. You might record “how many” by by using a combination of numbers and pictures.

Riddle of the Week

Year 1-2 Question
Kate needs to take 24 cupcakes to school for her birthday. She is using cupcake boxes that can hold 6 cupcakes in each box. How many boxes will Kate need for her 24 cupcakes?

Year 3-4 Question
Noah and his dad are visiting an amusement park. The entry fee for Noah is $34.95. The entry fee for his dad is $41.95. How much change would they receive from $100?

Year 5-6 Question
Your school bought 15 packets of 80 pencils with a budget of $480. How much did the pencils cost each if the school went $150 over budget?

Please add your answers to the boxes in the Library.  The winner will be announced at the Assembly on Monday morning

Reading Comprehension
Successful readers use questioning before, during and after their reading. To support the development of Reading Comprehension, there are three types of questions that can be used.  

Using a very familiar story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ some literal, inferential and evaluative questions to find the answers in the text and to be further challenged by thinking of reasons as to why a character made certain choices.

This is the easiest type of question as the answer is right there in the text. Often the question will start with; Who, Why, What, When, Where?

For example:
Where did Goldilocks fall asleep?

This is slightly harder as the information is not directly stated in the text and you have to piece together clues. Question starters can be: What do you think would happen if…? Why do you think…?

For example:
How do you think Baby Bear felt when he returned from his walk?

This is the hardest type of questioning for young children because the answer is not in the text and the child has to find an answer in their head. These types of questions have varied openers but can often include: Should…? Would…? Why…?

For example:
Do you think that Goldilocks should have entered the house? Why?


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