Term 3 Week 4 : 13 August

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This weekend is a very significant time for many of our children as they receive Jesus Sacramentally at their First Eucharist Mass. I know the children are very excited and have been well prepared by their teachers for their very special day and I look forward to joining with Year 4M on Saturday afternoon at 4.00pm and Year 4P on Sunday at midday to celebrate. Fr Quynh has told us that more family members than initially thought (now a total of eight) will be able to attend to support the children which will make the event even more special. Please continue to keep all of the children, their families and their teachers in your prayers.


This morning our Year Three classes and the School Choir recorded their performances for the Catholic Schools’ Festival of Performing Arts. Both groups sang beautifully, and we will now submit our recordings for feedback from the adjudicators. A bonus this year is that, as we needed to record the performances for submission, families will receive a link in the near future so that they may view the children’s wonderful efforts. Thank you to Mr Loiacono and Mrs Evans and the class teachers, Mrs Pethick and Miss Horne, for preparing the children so well.


Tomorrow’s performance Assembly will be presented by Mr Seers’ Year 5P class. We are all looking forward to seeing what innovative items they come up with to entertain us.


Please see the information from Mrs Bradshaw regarding the School Photos which will be taken next Tuesday 18 August and Wednesday 19 August. Please also note the day of your children’s class photo and ensure that they are wearing their full winter uniform, including their tie.


After a very impressive performance by all of our teams last Friday we are excited about the return fixture against St Maria Goretti’s school tomorrow. I wish our Netball, Soccer and AFL players the very best of luck as they attempt to pull off a clean sweep of all events.

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Information regarding the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation was sent home to parents this week. Please ensure you read this information thoroughly as there are some important dates that are included. They are also listed below:


Holy Communion Celebration 4M - Saturday 15 August @ 4pm

Holy Communion Celebration 4P - Sunday 16 August @12pm


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.



Our School Photos will be taken on: Tuesday 18th August and Wednesday 19th August

Class Photos/Portraits: Every Student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not.

  •  The school has chosen to use the online ordering system. Your child will be given an online ordering instruction slip and a unique student shootkey.

  •  Log onto and follow the prompts to place your order.

  •  If you lose your shootkey the school reception will have a copy to quote back to you.

  •  The expiry date for online ordering is the 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 our office on 08 9240 8000

    Family Photos:

    •  Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.

    •  Family photos are taken each morning before school.

    •  Please ensure that your family envelope and payment are handed to the Photographers on photo day.

    •  If you do not have the correct money we will provide any change needed when photos are delivered to school.

    •  Family photos cannot be ordered online.

    •  Once school has received photos, family photos will remain at reception for parents to collect.

      Please Note: Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online

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In HASS this term we have been learning about Aboriginal culture and history. We discovered that Aboriginal people use symbols to tell stories. We drew some common Aboriginal symbols to create our own stories. We have really enjoyed learning about the ways that Aboriginal people have communicated and passed their stories and traditions down from their ancestors. We are all looking forward to our excursion in Week 6 to the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, where we will get to experience more about Aboriginal culture.


In Aboriginal culture, traditions and beliefs are passed down through storytelling. We have enjoyed reading Dreaming stories that tell about how the world came to be. We have then had a go at writing our own Dreaming stories and we have loved listening to everyone’s creative ideas.


In Religion we have been focussing on Baptism and how when people are baptised they become a member of the Family of God. We have looked at the important symbols of Baptism, including water, charism oil, candles and white garments. Each of us are created with a soul which is a sign of God’s love for us and know that God cares and loves us each individually. We have enjoyed bringing in our Baptism photos and looking at how cute everyone was.


In maths we have been working very hard to learn our times tables. We play games such as ‘Splat’, ‘Hit the Button’ and ‘Speed Maths’ to increase our fluency. Some students are progressing very quickly to achieve their ninja belts which they receive when they master a specific table.


Today we recorded two songs that will be entered into the Catholics Schools' Festival of Performing Arts. The songs titled Though We Are Many’ and The Supper of the Lord’. We have been working extremely hard this term to learn the words and perform them with gusto!

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Miss Horne & Mrs Pethick

Year 3 Teachers


On Thursday, 30 July, selected students from Years 4-6 represented Notre Dame at the annual Interschool Cross Country Carnival held at Tomato Lake Reserve. It was a fast turn around for our students from our own carnival but they all came in really eager to improve from last year’s result and gave their best for the school. I will say our interschool cluster group is one of the toughest in the cross country field with two new schools, Saint Maria Goretti's Primary School and Salvado Catholic College joining us for their first carnival.

We were blessed with fantastic weather and great parent support the whole day. A big mention to our Year 4 group who put in consistently high places in both the boys and girls categories. Well done to Isla McGruddy who placed 4th in her race. Overall, there was a big improvement in consistency of places this year across all year levels and all students should be proud of their efforts. This year was again dominated by St Emilie’s who took out their third win in a row! Notre Dame improved on last year's effort coming in 5th placed in a highly contested meet.

Well done to all schools on their efforts and the fantastic sportsmanship shown throughout the day. Many thanks go to Mrs Chua, Mrs Boyle, Brother Stephen and Mrs Davidson who helped with various duties on the day. I’d also like to thank the parents for taking their kids to training on various mornings. Thank you to Miss Fimmano for her assistance during these sessions. We will always strive to improve and hopefully not have as many disruptions next time around. Well done Notre Dame!

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SMG FRIENDLY - Friday 7 August

Last Friday, Year 6 students participated in some friendly sport matches against St Maria Goretti's Primary School (SMG). These sports were Soccer, AFL and Netball. We were originally meant to play SMG as part of the Eagles Cup competition in Term 2 which unfortunately had to be cancelled. It was great to be able to verse SMG in some friendly competitive games.

The Year 6 group were really excited for the opportunity and came in well prepared for the games. It was fantastic to see so much parent support at both Miles Park and Kooyong and we look forward to this Friday’s last match again

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Brett Webb

Sports Teacher


This Saturday, 15 August 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day) and the end of the Second World War. VP Day is commemorated each year in Australia and around the world.

For information about the history surrounding the day click on the following link:

With some 12000 Second World War veterans still alive today it is encouraged, by the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs Australia, for all Australians to observe this important commemorative date.

The students have had an opportunity to learn about our Veterans and the importance of paying their respects towards them.

Mrs Tiffany Donovan-Flintoff and Miss Sue Ellen Gullotti


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 )

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Julie Carlton & Linda Harland

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.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Manager


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.


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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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