NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Term 2 Week 6: 4 June

Dear Parents and Staff

I hope everyone has enjoyed seeing the great banner that we produced last Friday. Each class personalised their panel with a letter and symbols of happiness and hope. Fortunately, when we hung them on the school fence, they made up this slogan

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This reflects the joy that we all share, children and staff, at being back at school and getting on with our everyday activities. We are so fortunate to live in an amazing country, state and community and look forward to a bright future for all. In times of stress we often look to Jesus for inspiration. Perhaps it was His inspiration that led Paul Simon to write the following in 1969.

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Thank you to the Year 6 students who organized and supervised the Disco sessions for all of the classes and to the P&F who arranged for each child to receive an icy pole as a treat. We all had a great day of celebration which was an excellent lead into our long weekend.


NEXT WEEK

With the latest easing of restrictions, parents are permitted to enter the school grounds from next Monday. Whilst this is the case, I encourage parents to consider following the protocols that have been in place over the past few weeks as this has led to far less congestion when dropping children. The children have also embraced the responsibility of getting themselves to class and ensuring that they are ready for lessons each day. The drive through drop off will continue to be supervised, as will the front gate near the office. All other gates, except the Kindergarten gate on Oswell St, will remain closed. Kindergarten parents may use either the main school gate or the Oswell St gate but must remain with their children in the school (Kindy) grounds until the Kindergarten doors are opened at 8.45am. Due to the physical distancing regulations parents are not permitted to go into classrooms.


In the afternoon, for the time being, the staggered dismissal of children from class will continue so as to avoid excessive numbers of parents and grandparents in the school grounds at any one time.



  • Kindy/Pre-Primary.... 2.40pm
  • Years 1&2 ................. 2.50pm
  • Years 3–6 ..................3.00pm



UNIFORMS

All children should now be wearing their full winter uniform. A couple of years ago I made the concession that boys could wear their shorts during the winter but, a condition of this was that the rest of the winter uniform was to be worn. This includes the school tie which many appear to be conveniently neglecting to wear. Parents please ensure that your children are wearing the correct uniform and don’t hesitate to contact the school office if you are unsure.


UNIFORM SHOP

The easing of restrictions has also meant that parents may visit the Uniform Shop during opening hours (Mon. and Thurs. 1.30-3.30pm). I’m sure many parents have found that the online ordering that has been available over the past few weeks has been convenient, so we are happy to continue offering this option as well. Please contact Danielle Lawrie (danielle.lawrie@cewa.edu.au) with your orders.

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NOTRE DAME PARISH

SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAMING INFORMATION


A livestreamed Mass for Sundays will be celebrated by Archbishop Costelloe SDB at 11.00am.

The links are as follows and will be accessible from approx 11.00am:

Archdiocese Website – www.perthcatholic.org.au

Archdiocese Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/perthcatholic/

The Record YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMFFqA8iYLlIVIb72LXMYFQ/live


Our Parish will commence the Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) this weekend 6/7th June.


Saturday at 6.00pm, Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am & 6.00pm


As recommended by the WA Government and Health Department of WA only 100 attendees will be seated in the church with physical distancing (1.5m) from other patrons. Good hygiene and 2 sq. metres of floor space per person rule will apply.


Mass will be livestreamed in the Parish Centre with seating of 30 people with physical distancing applying. Health Department guidelines will be followed on entering the church & Parish Centre.


Adoration every Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.


RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation only by appointment. Please call Fr Quynh on 9277 4094.



Fr Michael Quynh - Parish Priest

Notre Dame Catholic Church

345 Wright Street, CLOVERDALE WA 6105

Tel: (08) 9277 4094

NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL FACEBOOK

APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT

4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2021

Was your child born between 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017?

If your child was born between these dates, they are eligible for our 4 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2021. Registrations for 2021 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.


3 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2021

If your child was born between 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 , they are eligible for our 3 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2021. Registrations for 2021 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.

KINDERGARTEN NEWS

This term the Kindy students have continued on their alphabet journey with assistance from story books. 'A Giraffe in the Bath' helped us with rhyming words and 'Wombat Stew' helped us create inedible recipes with natural objects!



In Maths we looked at counting objects, dominoes and dice then more and less, short and tall.


In Religious Education we talked about our Mums as well as Jesus' Mother and our Mother, Mary. We created a rosary decade with paper chains and listened to the meaning of the Hail Mary. We collected leaves from the trees created by God and made prints with them.



During our Science Fun Friday sessions in the afternoon we made bath bombs for our Mums, paper towel (chromatography) flowers and bubble snakes with Mr Winsor, Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Boyle.


We also pressed flowers to obtain colours from them.


We were also happy to find a fantastic Mud Kitchen made by Mr Winsor and will be very excited when it is moved to its new place outside the uniform shop. Thank you Mr Winsor, we will be creating many Junior Masterchef recipes in the near future!


Last Friday we enjoyed a variety of activities for Celebration Day. We attended a disco planned by the Year six students, enjoyed a delicious sausage sizzle, painted our letters for the school banner and enjoyed an icy pole after lunch as well as fun activities in the classroom


Mrs Harland & Mrs Hawthorne

RECYCLED BATTERIES

Did you know that batteries can be recycled?


Yet 94% of all batteries are placed into our regular rubbish bins.


Here at Notre Dame Catholic Primary School we want to get better at recycling batteries.

We have always had a large battery recycling container in the library, but now we have smaller collection containers in every classroom!


Please collect any “dead” batteries at home (an old take away container with a lid is great for collecting!) and send them in to school for recycling. Your child can drop them into their classroom container.


This is another awesome thing we can do for the environment!

Thanks for being “waste-wise”.

ND Sustainability Team


Bree Jennings

Year 5 Teacher

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CANTEEN NEWS

Appreciate parents re-checking your date on the lunch order before you select submit.
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UNIFORM SHOP

Due to Covid-19 we are waiting to receive a number of uniform items made overseas. I will inform parents as soon as these arrive. I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.


As parents are not permitted on the school grounds at the moment, orders for uniform items are to be placed by emailing Mrs Danielle Lawrie (danielle.lawrie@cewa.edu.au) The order form and price list are on the school website (www.nds.wa.edu.au) under "School Services."


Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator

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