Notre Dame Catholic Primary School

Foundations for Life Long Learning 2 April

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In these very unusual times, with our world having been thrown into such turmoil, it is easy to lose track of time and forget the events that we usually celebrate. In any normal year we would be preparing to celebrate Palm Sunday this weekend and be looking forward to the school holidays which were to commence on Good Friday, only a week away. With our churches closed and our community spread far and wide there is certainly nothing “normal” about this year.

Whilst we have been confronted with many challenges it is important to remember the significance of this time of year and to celebrate the great gift that we have been given through the death and resurrection of Jesus.


Easter is traditionally a special time for families to gather together. This year should be no different. Whilst we may not be able to physically be in each other’s company the amazing technology that we have today allows us to connect electronically through a vast range of applications. As we enter this most sacred time in the Liturgical year let’s, as much as possible, put COVID-19 to one side and focus on what we would in any other year, Holy Week and Easter.

HOW IS IT GOING?

Well that’s one week down and I hope you’re managing to retain your sanity. I have seen the work that many parents are doing with their children on their posts to Seesaw and Teams and have been really impressed with the range of creative ideas being used. The staff have been working hard to provide engaging activities for the children but, without the support and input from the parents, this could very easily become busy work. We are so appreciative of the efforts of all of you and look forward to continuing to work with you and support you through this ordeal. It would be a lovely gesture if parents were to post messages of gratitude and support for the Teachers’ efforts on our school’s Facebook page. We will post a message this evening to which you may reply.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Before most of our children finished at the end of last week each of the classes prepared a Station of the Cross that has been displayed outside their classroom. The staff will be videoing our journey as we follow the Stations and forwarding it to each of the families over the next five days. Perhaps you may like to join with us as we recite the Hail Mary at each of the Stations.


SCHOOL OPEN

Our school will remain open next week for the children of essential services workers only. As we are moving towards staff mainly working from home, there will only be sufficient staff, two Teachers and two Education Assistants, to supervise the children. Two members of the Leadership Team will be in attendance each day. Online lessons will not be offered next week but will recommence in Term Two from Tuesday 28 April.


FUTURE COMMUNICATION

The school newsletter, in its current format, will not be forwarded to families for the time being. In its place will be a brief weekly update which we hope to publish each Monday. Any particularly important information will be forwarded to families via SEQTA email should this be necessary.


SCHOOL BOARD

Please take the time to read the letter below from Adele Fuge (Chair) on behalf of the School Board.

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PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL PARISHIONERS


Please note that all public Masses and other gatherings for prayer and worship at Notre Dame Catholic Church are now suspended until further notice. As a consequence, the church will be closed indefinitely.


Reconciliation: only by appointment.


Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

God Bless,

Fr Quynh

LIVESTREAM MASS 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 of Perth Website – www.perthcatholic.org.au

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

Archdiocese of Perth YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/catholicarchdioceseofperth


CELEBRATING HOLY WEEK AND EASTER – LET US PRAY.

We may not be able to attend our parish Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies but we can still pray together from our homes.


We celebrate the death of Jesus and His Resurrection. Let us be the light of Christ for each other during these difficult times.


Go to the Centre for Liturgy website for Prayer Resources.

http://liturgy.perthcatholic.org.au/prayer-resources/


Many thanks and God bless.


Fr Michael Quynh - Parish Priest

Notre Dame Catholic Church

345 Wright Street, CLOVERDALE WA 6105

Tel: (08) 9277 4094

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LIBRARY NEWS

Did you say free eBooks? The world is full of amazing organisations who are trying to ensure that we can read eBooks all the time, any time and with no cost to the reader!

Open Library https://openlibrary.org


Open Library is an online project intended to create "one web page for every book ever published". Open Library is a project of the Internet Archive, a non-profit organisation. It has been funded in part by grants from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. Open Library provides online access to many public domain and out-of-print books.


Project Gutenberg http://gutenberg.net.au

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. ... Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education. No fee or registration! Everything from Project Gutenberg is gratis, libre, and completely without cost to readers.


These free eBooks may not be the most polished pages but the books are free and uploaded for all to enjoy.


Redgum Reads – a great website full of stories being read online by authors.

http://redgumreads.com.au


Mrs Sarmardin

Librarian

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UNIFORM SHOP

The Uniform Shop will be open on Monday and Thursday.

Opening times : 1.30pm-3.30pm


Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator

SCHOOL BANKING

Notice from CommBank School Banking

The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused from 20 March 2020 until the start of Term 2. Please don’t bring your deposit book with your weekly banking into school and we will notify you when banking will recommence.

P & F NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT MEMBERSHIP

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CRUNCH & SIP

Packed with Goodness workshop CANCELLED:

Due to the growing concern surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the latest advice from the Department of Education is to cancel all non-essential meetings and gatherings within schools. For this reason the Packed with Goodness team will be cancelling all sessions scheduled for the remainder of Term 1 and all of Term 2 2020. The P&F will look to rescheduling this later in the year. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Picture Products are back for 2020!!!

The P&F will be officially launching this in term 2, but wanted to give students the chance to complete their art work over the school holidays. Please see below for more information. Templates will be available in the front office for the next 2 weeks, or can be downloaded: https://www.pictureproducts.com.au/drawing/


What is it:

Would you like to turn your child’s treasured memories into durable, high-quality melamine Pictureplates that will last a lifetime? Children love eating off their very own Pictureplates, and as the years go by and they grow up and have their own families, their Pictureplates will bring back memories of those happy childhood years.


There are also other products available to order including a melamine Pictureclock or MDF Small Clock, plastic and ceramic mugs, water bottles and calendars.


Your child can use photos, markers, hand and footprints and paints to create their artworks, and you can order as many copies of your products as you’d like, so it’s a fantastic gift idea for grandparents and family members, just in time for Christmas.


How does it work:

Children complete their drawings on the templates provided and return them to the school office with their order form and money. The orders will be collated and sent to the manufacturer and will arrive back at the school approximately 8 weeks later, just in time for Father’s Day. Just choose which products you’d like to order, and how many of each product you would like.


Templates for the picture plates, picture clocks, picture mugs, calendars and water bottles only are available from the school’s Administration office and can also be downloaded from https://www.pictureproducts.com.au/drawing/. Instructions are printed on the templates.

Templates are also available online for addition products including iPhone and Samsung phone cases, mouse pads and tablemats.


Cost:

Pictureplate $25 Pictureclock $30 Ceramic Mug $20

Plastic Mug $20 Water bottle 400ml $20 Calendar $15

Small Clock $25 Water bottle 600ml $25 Mousepad $20

Phone covers $20 Tablemat $20


For more information:

https://www.pictureproducts.com.au/

Contact P&F member Nicole Beresford on bent_mb20@hotmail.com.

COMMUNITY NEWS

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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 children are 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 who 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.


Regards,

Cloverdale Dental Therapy Centre Staff


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

Cloverdale 6105

Ph: 9479 7222

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MERCEDES COLLEGE

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ARANMORE CATHOLIC COLLEGE

Aranmore Catholic College
2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

For over a century, Aranmore Catholic College has offered a first-class education in a safe, supportive environment. From our Year 7 Passport to Success program, to our highly respected Specialist Music and Sporting programs, Aranmore staff are committed to helping students achieve personal success, whatever their interests or talents.


ARANMORE CATHOLIC COLLEGE OPEN DAY - POSTPONED


Due to recent health updates and advice regarding COVID-19, Aranmore Catholic College has decided to postpone our Open Day, which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday 7 April, until later in the year. We are however, continuing to process enrolments for 2022 and 2023 and warmly invite applications. There are also currently limited places available for Year 7 in 2021.

If you would like a personal tour of the College, be informed of the next Open Day or receive a College Enrolment Pack, please contactAnnette.Preshaw@cewa.edu.au.


As a precautionary measure to manage the possible spread of the Coronavirus, Aranmore Catholic College production of The Addams Family will be postponed to 9 – 12 September. Shows were previously scheduled to run from 6 – 9 May. As such, the special primary school matinee will now be hosted on Wed 9 September (from 11am – 2pm in the Aranmore Centre for Arts & Sports Science).