NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Term 4 Week 1 : 15 October 2020
Dear Parents and Staff
Our final school Term for the year was officially opened yesterday with a Liturgy of the Word celebrated in each of the classes. The Gospel reading, above, highlighted our theme of coming back together after the holiday break. Jesus provides us with the perfect example of just how important the children are and the teachers in each of the classes discussed this theme during the service. During the Year Four Liturgy, which I attended, Miss Gullotti and Mr Safe spoke about the importance of community and what belonging to one means. They then explored what Jesus may have meant by saying “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it”, focussing upon the innocence and truthfulness of children in their daily lives and interactions and our need to always remember the importance of this. This was a really meaningful way for us to begin our Term together and I thank all of the children and staff for their enthusiasm and participation. I hope we finish the school year with the hope and optimism which we had before the difficult events that have overshadowed so much of our daily activities.
Please take the time to view the Term Calendar on our website and diarise the dates applicable to your children. It is our intention to keep things as normal as possible and ensure that the children are provided with the opportunity to participate in all of our regular Term 4 activities. The very busy Term has commenced this week with Mindfulness sessions for Years Five and Six on Tuesday, our Opening Liturgies on Wednesday, our Senior Athletics Faction Carnival today and the fabulous Year 1P Assembly tomorrow. So, it’s onwards and upwards from here, I hope you all enjoy the ride!
Just like the children I’m very excited and looking forward to seeing all of the great costumes that everyone will be wearing for our Book Week parade on Monday. The parade will commence at 9.00am in the Mother Mary Piazza and we hope many parents will be able to join us for this great event. Thank you to Mrs Sarmardin and the Library Monitors who have prepared a wonderful week of activities to engage us all in the joy of reading.
SCHOOL REGISTRATION AUDIT
On 17 November our school will undergo an Audit as part of our ongoing Registration. A component of the Audit is for parents to be given the opportunity to complete the attached survey. I encourage parents to participate in this exercise so that those involved in conducting the Audit are fully aware of our school’s operation from a parent perspective. If you are unsure of elements of the survey, please refer to our school website where further information may be located.
Friday 13 November will be a Professional Development day for staff and children will not attend school on this day.
STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL YEAR 2021
If your child/children will not be returning to Notre Dame in 2021, it is important that you advise the school office immediately.
APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT
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.
NOTRE DAME PARISH
Archdiocese Website – www.perthcatholic.org.au
Archdiocese Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/perthcatholic/
Our Parish Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) as follows:
Saturday at 6.00pm, Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am & 6.00pm
- 120 - 150 members are allowed to attend weekend Masses with social distancing.
- Family members must sit in the same pew.
- There is seating in the Parish Centre for 50 with live streaming of the Mass.
- Good hygiene practice must be observed on entering the church.
Adoration every Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
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
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YEAR 3 CLASS NEWS
This term we have commenced our religion guideline on Prayer. We have been learning that God is close to us when we experience the beauty of creation through our senses. This unit will help to develop the student’s understanding that God wants people to recognise that everything in the world points to God’s presence and love for creation.
The Children throughly enjoyed their excursion at the end of last term to Perth Hills Discovery Centre. It was called Koolangars, Corroborees and Kayleeps and certainly complimented our History topic on Aboriginal culture. It was a hands on excursion and the children were captivated and immersed in a Nyoongar cultural journey, through traditional language, ceremony, hunting and fishing. We integrated this into literacy by writing a detailed recount of the excursion.
I thought our excursion was really fun. I liked it when we did a pretend hunt because I got to hold a gidge which is a type of spear used for hunting. Mason 3M
I found the excursion very interesting because we got to explore what it was like to use Aboriginal tools and learnt how they live off the land. Mila 3P
Year Three are excited about Book Week next week and we are working very hard to produce an interesting book report. It includes detailed information about their favourite book, including the title, author, setting, summary, favourite part and favourite character. The best part about writing these reports, is that we can hopefully inspire our classmates to select new and exciting books that captivate and encourage them to read a variety of new and imaginative books.
Both classes are continuing in earnest to learn their tables and improve their instant recall of number facts. Students have shown an improvement in this area and are committed to learning their times tables in a variety of fun and creative ways. They are especially motivated when incorporating technology and trying to beat their own personal best times and results.
Notre Dame Catholic Primary School will celebrate Book Week 2020 from 19-23rd October, Term 4 Week 2.
This year’s Book Week theme is: Curious Creatures, Wild Minds
Books have the ability to transform and inform, encourage creativity, and inspire and challenge us to make new connections. This is the perfect opportunity for readers to set their minds free and roam among the wild world of books while celebrating all the best things about books and reading.
Come to school dressed as your favourite book character! Participate in the Dress Up Day Parade, in the Mother Mary Piazza.
If you need some inspiration please visit the link below:
Britannica School is an online encyclopedia tailored to the Primary School level. The information can be accessed from different levels to suit different age groups or abilities. The information presented includes encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that are curriculum aligned and support student research and classroom teaching.
The best things about Britannica School is that it allows you to:
· Translate the article or content to another language
· Create citations for references (Year 5 and 6)
· Read-aloud feature
· Save to favourites
· Double click on a word for the dictionary
· Change the font size
Students will be learning more about Britannica School research tool in Library times in Term 4. If you have any queries please feel free to see me in the Library.
EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK
Early Learning Coordinators
The canteen relies on volunteers, if you have any time to spare even half an hour on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday your help would be appreciated.
Orders for uniform items are to be placed by emailing Mrs Danielle Lawrie (firstname.lastname@example.org). The order form and price list are on the school website (www.nds.wa.edu.au) under "School Services." Uniform Shop will be open on Friday 16 October from 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL UNIFORMS SECOND HAND BUY & SELL
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.
PARENTS' & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION
Sam, Britta and the ParentTV Team.
CLOVERDALE SCHOOL DENTAL CLINIC INFORMATION
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 child is having regular dental check-ups and treatment with their private family dentist, consider withdrawing from the school service. This will enable us to service those that are unable to access private dentistry. If circumstances change, you are welcome to re-enrol at any time.
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)
Ph: 9479 7222