16 September 2021

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Dear Parents and Staff

It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be able to see our wonderful children perform in the first ever Spirit of the Arts celebrations throughout this week. On Monday evening both our School Choir and the Senior Dance Troupe performed at the RAC Arena in front of a large crowd. It was such an amazing opportunity for our children to be involved in the night and to see such an array of talent by students from Catholic schools from across the state. Yesterday both our Junior and Senior Dance Troupes and the School Choir performed on the stage in Forrest Place in the CBD and wowed the audience with excellent performances. Again, this was a great opportunity to showcase their talents to an audience of city workers and shoppers. Tomorrow afternoon we have some students demonstrating our highly regarded Makerspace programme to members of the public in a market stall set up in Forrest Place and our School Choir will once again perform on the big stage later in the afternoon at the same venue. As the Chair of the Catholic Arts in Western Australia I have a vested interest in the Arts, and I am so pleased that we have been able to share the talents of our students and staff so widely throughout this week and across the past weeks of the Performing Arts Festival and Angelico Art Exhibition. Notre Dame has much to be proud of and much to look forward to. Thank you to all the parents who have supported their children and our school in every aspect of the Catholic Arts this year.


We so often underestimate the role that grandparents play in the lives of their family and our school. They are carers, transporters, supporters and counsellors and they generally do all of this without any expectation of thanks. Yesterday was our opportunity to acknowledge all that these wonderful people do both for our families and our school and, whilst we don’t say it often enough, thank you, thank you, thank you to all of them. Our school community would be much less if not for you and the wonderful things you do to support us. I hope you all enjoyed the Mass, visits to classes and the great spread for morning tea organised by Joanita Stapleton from the school office. Joanita and Shelly Davidson (Education assistant) presented our staff prayer this morning which included the beautiful reflection on grandparents that opens our newsletter today.


During a day of so many fun activities the children raised $2222.40 which will be presented to the Presentation Sisters to support their ongoing missionary work. Thank you to the many parents who assisted on the day and to the staff who arranged all of the games and activities. This is always a great community day and a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect upon our Presentation Charism and the wonderful work that is still being carried on by the Sisters worldwide.


I was remiss in not mentioning the amazing array of costumes worn by the children and staff for last week’s Book Week Parade. It was obvious that a huge amount of effort had gone into the costumes and linking them to a particular book or character. It is events such as this that help to instil the joy of reading in the children and the lifetime of pleasure that this can bring. Thank you to everyone for embracing the day so enthusiastically.


Under trying circumstances, we managed to complete a significant part of the Senior Athletics Carnival last Thursday. The final team events will be held at school next Monday and the results will be announced prior to the Dance Assembly at 2.30pm next Wednesday.


Please see below the order of events for the Edu Dance Final Concerts.

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This Term concludes for the students next Wednesday, 22 September and we will celebrate with a Whole School Mass at 8.45am. Parents are most welcome to join us. Children and staff are also invited to wear neat casual clothes on the last day. A donation is not required.


Congratulations to our wonderful P&F for their fun-filled Quiz Night which was held last Saturday. Thank you to all involved in organising this great community event. There is an extensive report on the Quiz Night in the P&F section of the newsletter.


As school concludes on Wednesday next week, there will not be a newsletter so I take this opportunity to wish all families and staff a very happy and safe break from the school routine and look forward to seeing everyone for Term Four on Monday 11 October.

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Senior School Sports Carnival

Congratulations to all students who participated in the Carnival during week 8. Thank you to all staff for your work in organising and managing the Carnival. A special thank you to parents for volunteering and supporting the Carnival on the day. The rain did not stop the enthusiasm and the commitment of our students – it was a great day.

Bible Studies

Each Tuesday evening commencing at 6.00 pm in the Parish Centre.

Planned Giving Envelopes 2021 – 2022 Financial Year

The envelopes are available from the School side entrance of the Church. Please take the same number as last year and tick your name off. If you are taking a set for the first time, please write your name and contact details next to the number that you are taking. Direct Debit forms are also available. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Parish.

Parish Raffle – Framed Crucifix

Tickets three for $10.00 are available from the School side entrance of the Church. All proceeds from the raffle go to the Parish Building Fund. Thank you for continuing to support Parish fundraising activities.

Legion of Mary Mass – Cloverdale Presidium

This year the Legion celebrates its worldwide centenary, having been established on 7 September 1921. A Mass will be offered in appreciation of the auxillary members of the Cloverdale Presidium on Saturday 18 September 2021, commencing at 8.30 am. Fellowship will follow the Mass in the Parish Centre. Please bring a plate of sweet or savoury to share. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.

Apostolic Letter – Latin Mass

Following the publication of the recent Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis, Traditionist Custodes – Guardians of the Tradition, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has requested all clergy to share with him their thoughts and counsel regarding this matter. Father Michael Quynh Do would like to consult with Parishioners and share with the Archbishop the views of the Parish on this matter.

Copies of this Apostolic Letter are available at both entrances of the Church, from the Parish Office or on the website of the Archdiocese of Perth.

There are currently two Latin Mass centres in Perth – Belmont and Kelmscott. In Belmont, the Latin Mass is celebrated by Father Michael Rowe at St Anne’s Catholic Church in Hehir Street. St Anne’s Catholic Church is part of the Notre Dame Parish and therefore is not a separate Parish. In 2018, Archbishop Costelloe canonically amalgamated the Parishes of Belmont-Redcliffe and Cloverdale.

Please email Father Michael your response to the Apostolic Letter at by Monday 20 September 2021.

Catholic Church History Symposium

The Symposium will be held on Wednesday 22 September 2021, commencing at 5.30 pm in Tannock Hall – University of Notre Dame Australia, corner Croke and Cliff Streets, Fremantle. The Symposium promotes public discourse on the rich tradition of the local Catholic community.

Dr George Sekulla JP


Notre Dame Parish Council



What a busy term we have had in 3 Year Old Kindy. We welcomed some new friends and welcomed back some old friends.

We started this term exploring mini beasts. Our dramatic play area was set up as a Mini beast research lab.

Like the rest of the school, we recognised NAIDOC week. The children participated in different experiences and activities to support awareness and education of the Indigenous Australian Culture. We made a joint artwork using our handprints. The handprints were used to be the feathers of the emu. We then painted the background. Mrs Millard is very proud of our efforts. We also used pebbles to make some of the symbols.

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The next two weeks we were busy making something special for our Dads. Father’s Day activities were a wonderful opportunity to reinforce our feeling of belonging to our family members.

Last week we dressed up for Book week. We had so much fun and enjoyed reading each other’s favourite books. Some of us even had a wand making lesson by Cinderella.

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This week to honour our Grandparents, Mrs Millard brought in some items from her father’s house. Mobile phones, a rotary phone, a radio from the 1950s, older than our parents and even a typewriter. Can you believe that there were phones that you could only use as a phone and cameras that were only cameras.

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Joanne Millard

Class Teacher


Pastoral care

We have been organising and advertising for the Notre Dame X factor. We organise the performances and put the music on for the kids during lunch times. They can dance or sing or do another act. We have been doing it from Monday to Friday.

Next week we will be learning about health and well-being. We have lots of notes of what we should do for the well-being program in the school such as play-doh, mindfulness, games, gardening, outdoor activities, scavenger hunt, drawing or colouring online or on paper.

Precious Roxas

Community service

Hi, I’m Sebastian and I was in the Community Service council group. I was in Mr Seers' class helping.

I was helping people cutting flags out and helping Mr Seers opening his Aussie rules stickers and it was fun. Last week I was going with Mr Seers when he was doing sport. Sometimes I just take the bins out and do other odd jobs around the classroom.

Sebastian Pagotto

Environmental council

Hi, I’m summer and I’m in the Environmental Council group at Notre Dame and I have been learning how to do gardening. So far I have made the garden have potatoes, lettuce, strawberries and other plants. We have picked up rubbish from the school and we got some little plants that come from Woolworths discovery garden and we put them on our window to let them grow. We got to use gardening tools to plant the food. We were allowed to taste some of the plants.

Summer Heath

Social Justice

Hi, I am Rose and I was In the social justice group this term. This term we made posters, kahoots and iMovies about Nano Nagle, The Presentation Sisters and what is happening on the 10 of September for the school. I made an iMovie with Abigail for the Pre-Primary class and the Year 1. It was a fun experience and I love the looks on their faces when we visited.

Rose Moorby

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Senior Aths Carnival - Field & Track Events

Last Tuesday, students from Years 3 - 6 participated in the Senior Field Events Carnival held at Ern Clark. We were blessed with fantastic weather which helped all of the students perform to their very best. All students from Year 3 - 6 participated in 400m events along with their specified field events. Well done to all students on the day and many thanks to the parents who helped staff with the field event rotations, this is definitely needed to ensure all teachers are able to perform their duties.

Last Thursday, students from Years 3 - 6 participated in a modified Track carnival due to the wet weather forecast for the day. The modified program allowed students to complete their main running events and relays before the lunch break. All students performed remarkably well in the not so ideal conditions and should be commended for their efforts. Due to the weather we weren’t able to complete the carnival. The team games portion of the carnival will be completed in class time next Monday 20 September. Parents are more than welcome to come and watch these events if they wish. Students will need to wear their faction sports uniform for this day. The times for each year group are below. Many thanks to the parents who came early during the pouring rain to ensure that all students had a nice dry and cosy tent to be in during the running events. Special thanks also to the parents who helped with judging and packing up after the carnival, every little bit of assistance helps and it is greatly appreciated. Parents of students who will be receiving a r/up or champion boy/girl medal will be notified by email of their children's success to give those parents the opportunity to attend the presentation of awards next Wednesdayat 2.30pm. We will also hand the shield to the Senior Aths winners and Overall Aths winners during this time.

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Mr Webb

Sports Teacher & Yr 6 Teacher


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Wow! Notre Dame School made a huge effort to dress up as their favourite book characters for the annual Book Week Character Parade!

Our local Member for Belmont, Cassie Rowe kindly donated four book prizes. These were used in our Book Week Raffle where four lucky students won a free book each. The lucky students were:

Vesna Ostoic (6M) – won We are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad

Ann Falvey (4P) – won Frankie Fish and The Sister Shemozzle by Peter Helliar

Camilo Wilson (2P) – won Norton and the Bear by Gabriel Evans

Jordan Chikwava (KGM) – won The Very Noisy Baby by Alison Lester

The library transformed into Willy Wonker's Chocolate Factory with the help of Mrs Kathy Sheehan. A big thank you for her support.

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Please note that the library is open from 8.15-8.30am (Monday to Friday, excluding Wednesday) for students who would like to read a book and relax before their busy day at school.

Mrs Sarah Sarmardin

Library Technician


The canteen relies on the help of volunteers to ensure that it runs smoothly, so I would like to thank those parents who have given up their time to volunteer this term, your help is appreciated. If you would like to join our volunteer pool please come and see me in the canteen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Even if you are only able to give half an hour of your time, every bit helps.

Hope to see you at the canteen soon.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator


Orders for uniform items are to be placed by emailing Mrs Danielle Lawrie ( The order form and price list are on the school website ( under "School Services."

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator


In the last two weeks at OSHC, we have spent quite a few mornings and afternoons making greeting cards and other types of art and craft to honour and celebrate Fathers' Day. Imagine the smile on our Dad's face when they received the gifts!

Guess what? We are allowed to draw on the tables at OSHC! You didn't hear it wrong, but... there's always a 'but' - we're only allowed to draw on butcher's paper that covers the tables. Look at the lovely symbols and kind messages we left on the table. Isn't that a relaxing way to pass time before afternoon tea?

Is it hard to beat the educator in a card game? Or is it more important to have fun shouting 'Snap!' out loud?

Week 8 was Book Week and we simply couldn't get enough of it! We talked about our favourite books and characters, we told stories from the books we loved to read. We discussed what our dress-up would be like. Look what we came up on the actual day! The teachers and the staff members joined us in the party, too!

Thank you, dear Mummies and Daddies for spending your weekends making or shopping for costumes for us! We had great fun!

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Did you know that a second hand uniform page, which is hosted and managed by Notre Dame CPS parents, operates on Facebook? This is a great place for you to buy and sell quality second hand uniforms. The active site is available to all members of the community who access Facebook. You can also access second hand uniforms at the school's uniform shop.


School Banking is held every Thursday from 8.00am in the library.

Barbara Jamieson

School Banking Coordinator


P&F Quiz Night Fundraiser

What an amazing night we had last Saturday the 11th at the Notre Dame Quiz Night fundraiser. We had just over 150 people attend, including 2 tables of Notre Dame staff. Everyone really got into the spirit of the night by choosing very entertaining quiz names and some tables even dressed up for the evening.

The P&F wants to thank everyone who attended the quiz, joined in with extra games and bonus quiz activities on the night and especially for those who bid on the silent auctions, which generated just over $6000 towards the total funds raised on the night. A big thank you also to everyone who supported the raffle, donated items for the hampers or for silent auctions, or approached others in the community or within their networks to donate items.

I would like to say a special thank you to our wonderful group of hardworking P&F members who put hours and hours into making the Quiz Night happen. There were many after hours meetings, emails, phone calls, visits to businesses, follow ups to obtain items, and hours spent hamper collating and wrapping. Several people also spent extra hours on the Saturday setting up at Forster Park, taking time away from their tables to assist with games and other duties on the night, staying back to help pack up, and helping with all the little jobs in the days after to tie things up. All of these P&F members are volunteers and we would be lost without them. Thank you also to all of the parents who assisted with pack up and cleaning at the end of the quiz.

The P&F would like to thank the staff for their support of the event. We took up a lot of space in the office with donations leading up to the event, and then borrowed many items from school to use on the night to save on hiring or additional purchasing costs.

As soon as we’ve covered the last of the expenses on the night, we’ll be able to let you all know the total funds raised. We again thank all of the school community for their support and can’t wait to look at what sorts of new play equipment we can purchase for all of the children to enjoy. Please take a moment to look over the list of sponsors who supported this event. We are so lucky to have such generous people in our local community.

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Anytime Fitness Vouchers

Do you want to start getting fit in time for summer??? Anytime Fitness Belmont generously donated a number of free 10 day passes for our Quiz Night. For each 10 day trial that is activated, Anytime Fitness will donate $10 back to the school. If you are interested, please collect your voucher, with instructions on how to activate from the school admin office. Please hurry as these vouchers must be activated by 11th October 2021.


Adrenaline Vault

Adventure World

Advance Martial Arts and Fitness


Amazing Co

Anytime Fitness


Bec and Mike Blomfield

Belmont Chiropractic

Belmont Forum

Belmont Fitness Training

Belmont Family Pharmacy

Belmont Saints Squash Club

Belvidere’s Bar, Bistro and Bottleshop

Bespoke Chiropractic Manning

Blush Cosmetics Tattooing

Bop Til You Drop

Ciao Italia- Leanne and Brett Benjamin

Carley and Dave Chua

Cassie Rowe

Chamber Fitness by Design

Claire and Julian Twohig

Coles- Belmont

Darryl Winsor

David Schumach

Deborah and Michael Holtmeulan

Dutch Trading Co- Nicole and Joel Beresford

East Perth Football Club- James Sansalone and Dean Turner

Empire Bar’

Exclusive Meats Carlise- Shannon and Bree Symonds

Firehouse Restaurant

Gravity Discovery Centre Gingin

Guardian Family Pharmacy- Cloverdale

Hair on the Move- Nadine

Hayley and Sam Keene

Heavenly Kandles- Hayley Keene

IGA Belvidere Street, Belmont

Iplay Carousel

JT Wilson & Sons

Jo and Andrew Barber

Kellie Tomasini

Kings Gymnastics

Korina Mandusic

Macs Attics- Cormac Loughlin

Mad Love Nation- Pia and David Morris

Mal and Felicity Keene

May and Allen Barber

Michael Keil Real Estate

Michelle and Eddie Carberry (TK West)

Nine Rounds

Notre Dame Catholic Primary School Community

Olympic Committee

Optus Stadium

Pazaz Dance Company

Pam Heath

Perth Redback Basketball

Sarah Dudley- Personal Trainer

Sealink Ferries

TBE bikes

The People’s Produce

Thrive Wellness Centre- Belmont

Urban Jungle- Louise and Mark Pedreschi

Welsh Real Estate

Save the Date- Term 4

ySafe parent education presentation- Monday 8th November from 6pm

Colour Run/Lapathon- Friday 26th November

Nicole Beresford




Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, drums and keyboard group lessons this term during school. Lessons start from $23.65 for a group of 2 or $34.10 for an individual lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at

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Cloverdale Dental Clinic is open from 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

We are a free service and cater for school age children/teens from Kindy & Pre-Primary from the year they turn 5 to the end of year 11 or their 17th Birthday, whichever occurs first.

We are a Bachelor of Oral Health Final year placement clinic during university semesters. An experienced tutor oversees all check-ups and procedures.

It is not compulsory to enrol with the School Dental Service, if your children are having regular dental check-ups and treatment with their private family dentist, please feel free to remain with them.

If your address has changed/changes, please call us, as we send appointments to your home address, we also require current mobile phone numbers to send out text message reminders.

If your child has a toothache, please phone us on 9479 7222 between 8am-4pm, if you have an emergency outside of work hours, please contact your family dentist or the Emergency Service on 1800 098 818.


Cloverdale Dental Therapy Centre Staff

180 Fisher St (Clinic access through Gate 5 off Hendra St)

Cloverdale 6105

Ph: 9479 7222