Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning 30 May 2019
Dear Parents and Staff
I hope families are able to take advantage of the extra long weekend that our Staff Professional Development Day, tomorrow, and the WA Day public holiday on Monday have provided. Our Staff day has a focus on wellness and the maintenance of a healthy work/life balance. Some members of society only see the relatively short days of student attendance and the weeks of holidays the school staff receive. What they don’t see in committed staff are the many hours that are spent in preparation and planning, the marking and assessments and the development of plans to motivate children to achieve their best. It is acknowledged that happy workers are generally much more productive than their less happy peers. It is our goal to ensure that all staff are supported to be in the best place that they can be so that they are able to provide a happy, challenging, engaging learning experience for all children at Notre Dame. We have a range of activities planned throughout the day that we hope will both challenge and enlighten the staff.
DUTY OF CARE
There are still a few children each day who arrive well before staff commence supervision at 8.00am. Please ensure that children are not dropped off prior to 8.00am and are collected by 3.15pm each afternoon. Children who are not picked up at 3.00pm must go to the undercover area as there is a teacher on duty.
Some parents are also collecting children from Daly St. This can be a very dangerous practice as parents often double park while their children get into the car. Our drive through pick up operates very efficiently in the Parish carpark each afternoon and provides a far safer option for parents. Are the few moments that are “saved” worth the risk to your child’s safety?
I was approached last year about boys wearing their shorts throughout the year as part of their uniform. I was happy to agree to this as long as, in Terms 2 and 3, children had access to long trousers when they were needed for events such as school photos. Whilst we, at school, are happy for boys to wear shorts, it is ultimately the parents’ decision to make rather than the child.
Please remember to keep our Year Four First Eucharist candidates and their families in your prayers as they continue their preparation to receive the Sacrament on 15 and 16 June. The next major step along their journey is their reconciliation evening next Thursday, 6 June, at 6.00pm in our Parish Church.
Pyjama Day is only two weeks away so don’t forget to wear your pyjamas to school and bring in your gold coin donation in support of the homeless on Wednesday 12 June.
FRIDAY 31 MAY
No school for students
MONDAY 3 JUNE
PUBLIC HOLIDAY (WA DAY)
WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE
Year 1 Liturgy @ 10.00am
THURSDAY 6 JUNE
Year 3-6 Cross Country @ Tomato Lake
Reconciliation for Eucharist candidates @6.00pm
FRIDAY 7 JUNE
Year 1P Assembly
Eagles Cup NDCPS v Xavier (home game).
TUESDAY 11 JUNE
P&F Meeting @ 6.00pm
WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE
Last Thursday evening, students from Year 4 attended a Parent/Child workshop with their parents in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist on Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June. We ask all of the Notre Dame Community to pray for our Year Four students during this special time.
REPORTS SEMESTER 1
At the end of this Term, your child will be receiving their Semester One reports. A letter outlining how to access the reports was emailed to all parents early in the Term.
It is important that your check your log in for SEQTA Engage as early as possible so that you will be able to access your child’s report.
If you experience any difficulties please contact the school immediately.
PYJAMA DAY : 12 JUNE
KINDERGARTEN CLASS NEWS
The Kindergarten students have had a wonderful start to Term Two.
The Kindergarten students have enjoyed participating in the LifeLink ‘Big Book of Love and Hope' activity. LifeLink Day 2019 will officially be launched on Wednesday 5 June 2019 during WA Week.
During our mat session, we have also started to talk about the weather and the four seasons. We have been curious to learn about rainbows that God has created. We have talked about the seven colours of the rainbow and discussed how they are formed.
The Kindergarten students have been learning about patterns. Students enjoyed making an AB pattern bracelet or a necklace out of Fruit Loops and other patterning hands on activities.
On Wednesday 1 May the Kindergarten students had a Mother’s Day incursion from Bunnings in Belmont. A big thank you to Lauren and Madi (activities organiser) for assisting the Kindergarten children.
Our Mums appreciated our calico shopping bags decorated with drawings to use or just keep as special keep-sakes.
On Friday 10 May Kindergarten Mums/Caregivers were invited to the Mothers' Day morning session. The Kindergarten students were very excited about spending some time with their Mum/caregiver at Kindy and doing some very special activities with them.
On Monday 13 May the Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students had an incursion from Constable Care. The students and staff had an enjoyable puppet experience on the topic of ‘First Aid Heroes’.
Interschool Friday Sport
Round 3 kicked off last Friday with Notre Dame taking on St Joseph’s. We were again blessed with beautiful weather and the students came into the round looking forward to the challenge. Below are the results for the round:
AFL - Win
SOCCER - Loss
Netball A - Win
Netball B - Win
Well done to all students on their efforts. There will be no Eagles Cup game this Friday due to the pupil free day. The next game will be against Xavier with AFL and Soccer playing at Miles Park and Netball at the Wilson Park Netball Courts (Kooyong).
Cross Country - Thursday, 6 June @Tomato Lake Reserve
Letters have gone out regarding the Cross Country Carnival next Thursday at Tomato Lake Reserve. Please ensure all notes are returned this week. If you are able to assist on the day please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Running Club - no training next Thursday, 6 June
Due to the Cross Country Carnival next Thursday there will be no running club. Running club will recommence the following Thursday 13 June until the end of term.
P.E & Year 6 Teacher
Hope to see you at the canteen soon.
The Uniform Shop will be open on
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 1.30pm-3.30pm
Orders and payment can also be made at the front office.
SECOND HAND UNIFORMS
Please note that if you purchase or swap a uniform item off the second hand rack, please change the name of the previous owner. We have quite a lot of stock at present, so if there is anything you need in particular please come in and have a look.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
Every Wednesday 8.00am - 8.30am in the School Library.
P & F NEWS
Everyone parents worst nightmare is when their child starts to have a big meltdown, especially in a public place.
Dr Vanessa Lapointe, R Psych goes through the why our children can "lose their mind" and how to respond in those situations.
You can watch the full video here:
They are quite a different beast to when we were kids. We didn’t even call them play dates then – you just went to a friend’s house to play!
Now they are highly orchestrated events, with snacks, activities and parental collaboration. Even the humble sleepover has upped the ante.
However, despite the increased parental involvement in our children’s social lives, there are just as many, if not more opportunities for problematic situations to arise.
One of the major issues being technology.
Sam, Britta and the ParentTV Team.
Mercedes College is proud to present its 2019 Production of Wicked. Featuring a cast of over 70, this musical is coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 2 August. Tickets are available at http://www.ticketek.com.au. If you would like to know about Mercedes College, follow us on Facebook.
Mazenod Presents Oliver!
Mazenod College presents Oliver! As the first school in WA to have built a theatre-in-the-round it is sure to put a twist on the well-loved classic, that you won’t want to miss. Mazenod ups curtains on its rendition of Oliver on 20 July for seven shows. Tickets are available at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=506582. If you would like to know more about Mazenod College, follow us on Facebook.
THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT COMMUNITY HEALTH
The Child and Adolescent Community Health is offering free 3 x 90 minute Seminar Series of various topics on 5; 12; 19 June 2019
The program is offered to all parents with children between the ages of 3 and 8 years
The program will be delivered by experienced Child Health and School Health Nurses
If further information is required, please visit our website
Pennie Nowland | Administrative Assistant | Child and Adolescent Health Service – Community Health
A: Level 2 Mason Bird Bldg., 303 Sevenoaks St. Cannington WA 6107(P O Box 974 Cannington WA)
T: 6151 1308 | F: 6151 1333 | E: Pennie.Nowland@health.wa.gov.au
CITY OF BELMONT
Date : 9/07/2019
Time : 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
The City runs guided nightstalk events at various locations throughout the year. Commencing at sunset, the spotlighting walks run for approximately 90 minutes.
Time: 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Register by email to email@example.com or contact the Parks and Environment Department on 9477 7257.