Term 3 Week 5 : 20 August 2020

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Dear Parents & Staff
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As you are aware our school photos were taken this week. Please note that the expiry date for online ordering is 26.08.2020 Any orders received after this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee. You can email your order request through to or call the MSP Photography office on 08 9240 8000.


As there have been limited opportunities for the Year 1M class to practice for their Assembly due to Edu Dance lessons and School Photos, their Assembly will be held next Thursday, 27 August at 9.00am. With the Year 5M Assembly the following day we have a lot of entertainment to look forward to.


Whilst we are constantly on the lookout to establish more efficient ways to maintain traffic flow around the school, the ongoing safety of the children will always be our primary concern. Please DO NOT pull up on the road to let children out of your car. This leads to the safety of the children being compromised and the potential for serious accidents to occur.

I am often contacted by neighbours regarding illegal and unsafe practices around our school and a meeting has been called by some of these to discuss the issues.

Please remember to be patient and courteous at all times to ensure the safety of all. The seconds saved will certainly not be worth the devastation to lives that will follow due to the selfishness of a few.

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Information regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation was sent home to parents. Please ensure you read this information thoroughly as there are some important dates that are included.


Confirmation Retreat day - Wednesday 2 September

Reconciliation and Commitment Pledge - TBA

Confirmation Celebration - Saturday 12 September @6pm *TBC*

Please email me if you have any questions.

Stefanie Bradshaw

Assistant Principal


Archdiocese Website –

Archdiocese Facebook -

Our Parish Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) as follows:

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

Please note:

  • 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




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.


On photo day speciality group images (eg Library Monitors, Faction Captains) were taken at your school.

These images can be viewed and purchased at a unique website, which is DIFFERENT to where you order the portraits and class photos online.

  1. To place your Order online simply go to
  2. Click Specials 2020, then select the album titled: Notre Dame CPS Specialist Groups - 2020
  3. You will then be required to enter a password to view the Album. The password for this CBVFSAQ20
  4. Please ensure that you use your child’s name at the checkout
  5. The images you are viewing are uncropped and will be cropped to fit a 10x8 print (as per the first image in your gallery, a sample of layout & colour)

  • The online orders will be open until midnight on Thursday, September 3, 2020 – for the Bulk Pricing Offer
  • The Bulk Pricing Offer is $20 per print and these will be delivered to the school by CLASS GROUP
  • After the $20 pricing expires, the photos will remain available online, but the photos are now at a cost of $35 per image and delivered to a preferred address.

If you have any queries please contact MSP Photography on 9240 8000 or via email on


Stefanie Bradshaw

Assistant Principal


What a busy term it has been so far. The Year Four students have been working very hard with preparing for their First Holy Communion. The students took part in a Eucharistic Retreat day on Wednesday August 5. It was an eventful day filled with engaging activities which assisted the students with their sacramental journey. In class, Mr Winsor provided the students with an old machine that Sisters used to use to make the host. The students were totally amazed! The Year Four students made their First Holy Communion over the weekend, and it was a beautiful occasion for both them and their families.


This term in HASS, we have been learning about convicts and The First Fleet. Over the last few weeks we have discovered many facts about the men, women, children and convicts who boarded the ships and the events that took place once they arrived at Botany Bay in 1787.

During guided reading, we have been reading a story called ‘Letters of a Convict Girl.' The main character in the story is a girl called Rosie O'Brien. She is a feisty Irish girl who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing a handkerchief. Rosie is sent as a convict to the Colony of New South Wales. In letters sent home, Rosie tells of the voyage, of people she meets and her struggles to survive. It has been an interesting story to read.

In writing we have begun writing letters, just like Rosie did, depicting a journey of our own, on The First Fleet in 1787. We are looking forward to completing these and sharing them with our peers.


In Mathematics we have been learning times tables, short division and how to measure area for regular and irregular shapes. We have been using 1cm cubes to find the area for various shapes and we have drawn various 2D shapes on grid paper to accurately identify centimetre squares.

This term we have commenced the Makerspace program, which takes place every Wednesday in the library. Our tasks involve working on the Scratch app, building various bioluminescent sea creatures using air dry clay and creating a floating water craft that collects rubbish from the ocean.

Mrs Flexman has been taking us for Art this term. We have been eagerly creating some very cool ‘Rock Art’ compositions. We painted small rocks and then created facial expressions on them. We then painted a wooden background and added a branch to it for the rocks to sit on. We think they look pretty awesome.

Mrs Bradshaw, Mr Safe and Miss Gullotti

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Belonging, Being and Becoming – the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. The EYLF was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with input from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. The framework offers a vision where all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.

(Sourced from )

Each week we will feature one of these principles, practices or outcomes in the newsletter.

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Julie Carlton & Linda Harland

Early Learning Coordinators


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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.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Coordinator


On Monday 24 August the Uniform Shop will be closed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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


School Banking commenced today and will be every Thursday from 8.00am in the library


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Cloverdale School Dental Clinic Information

Located at the Cloverdale Primary School, 180 Fisher St Cloverdale, please enter via gate 5 on Hendra St. Phone 9479 7222

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 open, seeing patients and following the up to date health department COVID-19 measures.

Should you have an emergency outside the above working hours contact your family dentist or the emergency service on 1800 098 818

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