Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning 21 March 2019
Dear Parents and Staff
In last week’s newsletter I wrote about the three pillars of Lent; Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving and provided a copy of Pope Francis’ ideas for Fasting. This week my focus is on Prayer. Where does prayer fit into each of our lives? Is it something that we only revert to when times are difficult or is it something more active and a vibrant part of our daily or weekly routine? As we approach the Third Sunday of Lent it may be an appropriate time to reflect upon the importance of prayer in our lives and the power that lies within it to guide us on our Spiritual journey.
Pope Francis has suggested the following way for us to always have prayer “handy”.
Yesterday morning, in front of parishioners and his Year Four classmates and Teachers, Jhett Playle was received into the Catholic Church by Fr Quynh. It was a beautiful occasion for us to all join with Jhett as he continues his Spiritual journey. Jhett will now receive the Sacrament of Penance next Thursday evening along with the Year Three children and will receive the Sacrament of Eucharist with his classmates in June. Congratulations Jhett!
I have spoken with Joanita today and her recovery is progressing smoothly, albeit slowly, after her quite major surgery. She will need at least another week off work and then be guided by her Specialist’s advice. I have expressed to Joanita just how much we are all missing her and praying for her continued recovery and return to school once she is fully recovered. She is in very good spirits and can’t wait to be back in control at the front desk.
SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WISHES
It has been a very festive week at Notre Dame as we have celebrated four very significant staff birthdays. We all offer our heartfelt congratulations to Daniela Boyle (Monday), Meghann Gilmour (Tuesday), Leoni Notte (Wednesday) and Linda Harland (Thursday), however, there will be no mention of how many candles were required for each cake. Congratulations to all four ladies upon reaching their special milestone.
DADS’ AND KIDS’ CAMPOUTDue to our very busy first Term at Notre Dame this event will be held early in Term two on Friday 17 May. A flyer advertising the campout is included later in the newsletter. As there will not be any tents available for hire at this year’s campout, it may be a good idea to have a look at BCF as they have a sale on all tents for this weekend only. Prices start at $39 and if you get set up now you may even be able to have a practise run at home prior to
THURSDAY 21 MARCH
Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop @ 6.00pm
MONDAY 25 MARCH - FRIDAY 29 MARCH
Swimming Lessons PP-Yr 5
WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH
Grip Leadership - Year 6 Leaders
THURSDAY 28 MARCH
Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation @ 6.00pm
SATURDAY 30 MARCH
Reconciliation Certificates presented @ 6.00pm Mass
SUNDAY 31 MARCH
Reconciliation Certificates presented @ 10.00am Mass
WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL
Year 2 Liturgy
THURSDAY 4 APRIL
Interschool Swimming Carnival
FRIDAY 5 APRIL
Year 6 Assembly
Year One Class News
What a busy few weeks we have had in Year One!
Lent has begun and the children have all chosen an act of kindness they can do for others during this time. We are trying to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
We are working hard on writing recounts - retelling events from our weekend. We use our whole body to help us remember to include when, who, what and where. Ask us to show you how we include full stops in our writing. We have also enjoyed reading many of the Joy Cowley stories and bringing these to life. We have been working on retelling the main events in the stories and even used puppets to help us act them out.
This term we have also been busy Tech Wizzes. We have learnt the apps Pic Collage and Book Creator and are getting very clever with editing these.
Mrs Carlton, Mrs McLure, Mrs Lalli, Mrs Notte, Mrs E, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Bordoni.
Year 4-6 Swimming Carnival – Bayswater Waves (Thursday, 14 March)
Last Thursday, students from years 4-6 participated in the annual Notre Dame Senior Swimming Carnival held at Bayswater Waves. All students are to be congratulated on the way they participated on the day. We were blessed with beautiful weather and fantastic support from so many parents coming to watch and help out. I would personally like to congratulate the parent helpers and teachers for their hardwork and dedication throughout the day, as well as the faction captains for their fantastic leadership throughout their first carnival as captains. This helped create a really positive environment for the carnival, as well as a bit of a healthy rivalry between the factions. This year marked a slight change in form for a few factions, with Nagle the big movers this year. It was a fantastic competition throughout the whole day, especially with the year 6 group. With races finishing within milliseconds of each other, keeping Mr Tyrell (Chief Judge) and parent judges on their toes for those races. Below are the Champion Boy and Girl results for each year group:
Year 4 Champion Boy – Kyle Johadi (Mercy)
Year 4 Champion Boy R/UP – Callan Hunter (Nagle)
Year 4 Champion Girl – Ava Lee (Nagle)
Year 4 Champion Girl R/UP – Leah van den Adel (Prendiville)
Year 5 Champion Boy – Fynn Tomasini (McAuley)
Year 5 Champion Boy R/UP – Dylan Austen (McAuley)
Year 5 Champion Girl – Eliza Seinor (Prendiville)
Year 5 Champion Girl R/UP – Madison Loiacono (McAuley)
Year 6 Champion Boy – Charles Empleo (Prendiville)
Year 6 Champion Boy R/UP – Ross Proctor (Nagle)
Year 6 Champion Girl – Jamiela Penales (McAuley)
Year 6 Champion Girl R/UP – Ella Blake (Mercy)
It was a tight tussle the whole day, with Nagle and Prendiville neck and neck for the majority of the carnival. Congratulations to Prendiville who took out their 6th Swimming Carnival, with this being a hat-trick of victories. Well done to all factions!
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS...
This Thursday 21 March, students from Year 3 will attend a Parent/Child workshop with their parents in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday 28 March. We ask all of the Notre Dame Community to pray for our Year Three students during this special time.
Library eplatform: http://notredameprimary.wheelers.co/
Notre Dame Catholic Primary School Library is pleased to offer you in 2019, a web based eplatform resource that contains our eBook collection. This will supplement our hard copy book collection.
What is an eBook?
An ebook is an electronic book, one that you read digitally on your tablet, laptop, computer, smartphone or other devices including eBook readers.
Advantages of eBook collection
Staff, students and parents can borrow eBooks 24 hours a day seven days a week from any location. You do not need to physically visit the library to access our eBook collection.
You can easily download to most smart devices including smartphones.
You don’t have to physically return the book.
How do I borrow an eBook?
Download the free app onto your device OR alternatively click on ePlatform on your child’s iPad.
1. Select FIND LIBRARY
2. Search Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
3. Select START BROWSING
4. Scroll down and click to view your chosen title and bibliographic information.
5. Select LOGIN to read this title.
Username and passwords for all students is their Mathletics username and password.
6. Select LOAN. The Wheeler eBook interface will guide you on what to do next.
How many eBooks can I borrow and how long is the loan period?
You can borrow 2 books for a two week period. When the loan has expired, the book will automatically return to the Notre Dame eBook lending platform.
If you are experiencing difficulties or need help getting started please come in and see me.
Children’s Book Council of Australia (WA)
Make Your Own Story Book Competition
Just a reminder that the Children's Book Council of Australia WA (CBCA) are promoting their 'Make your own story book competition' which closes on the 7th June. If students would like to create their own book, they can pick up an entry form from the library.
The Make Your Own Story Book competition is an opportunity for Western Australian students to create an original narrative presented as a picture or story book.
NOTE: This competition is open to all WA students from Pre Primary to Year 8. Individual and school based entries accepted. Please read the entry form for specific guidelines.
There is more information about how to make a book and information for parents at:
To get some ideas for your book see the previous winners 2018 at:
Start writing your own book today!
Next week's roster
Monday 25 March - Devi Lanarolle
Wednesday 27 March - No Volunteer
Friday 29 March - Ros Lovick, Claire Grosser
Thank you to all the lovely mums, dads and staff who have donated their time to the canteen so far this term, if you are able to volunteer even for half an hour your time would be appreciated. I would also like to send a special thank you to the year 6 students who help with the icy pole sales at lunchtime you have been a huge help.
Hope to see you at the canteen soon.
During Term 1 the Uniform Shop will be open on
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Orders and payment can also be made at the front office.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY
Every Wednesday 8.00am - 8.30am in the School Library.
P & F NEWS
NDCPS 2019 DADS' & KIDS' FREE CAMP OUT
NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL ONLINE FOOTY TIPPING COMPETITION 2019
2019 PARKS & ENVIRONMENT EVENTS - CITY OF BELMONT
MAZENOD COLLEGE OPEN DAY
CLOVERDALE DENTAL THERAPY CENTRE
Cloverdale Dental Therapy Centre is open from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday
We service school aged children/teens from Kindy & Pr-Primary from the year they turn 5 to the end of Year 11 or their 17th Birthday, whichever occurs first.
If your contact details have changed/changes, please contact the clinic, as we send appointments to your home address and send SMS reminders to the current listed mobile phone number. We are a final year placement for the Curtin University's Bachelor of Oral HGealth students during university semesters. An experienced tutor will oversee all check-ups and procedures. If your child has a tootache or require emergency treatment, please phone us on 9479 7222 between 8am-4pm, if you have an emergency outside of work hours, please contact your family dentist of the Emergency Service on 1800 098 818.
Thank you in advance.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to email/phone.
Your Cloverdale Staff,
Amy, cherie, Robyn Sharon and Truc.
Cloverdale Dental Health Services
Cloverdale Primary School
180 Fisher Street
CLOVERDALE WA 6105
TELEPHONE: 9479 7222