Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning 28 February 2019
Dear Parents and Staff
Next week we celebrate Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of the Lenten Season with Mass at 9.30am. As the children from St Maria Goretti School will also be attending the Mass only the children from Years 3 to 6 will attend. I will distribute the ashes to the children in all of the Junior classes immediately after Mass.
Lent is a time when we can reflect on our Spirituality and the effect that this has on how we live life each day. Are the two aligned or is there disparity between them? Take time this week to reflect upon how you may put the theory of your faith into daily practise.
Mrs Alessia Lalli (Year One Teacher and Special Needs Coordinator) has advised me that she and her husband Andrew are expecting the birth of their first child in September of this year. Congratulations to both Alessia and Andrew at this very special time in their life. Alessia has advised that she would like to cease her class teaching role in Year One at the end of this Term so that she can focus on her family. To facilitate this the following staff have agreed to a change in their roles from the commencement of Term Two:
· Mrs Joanne Millard will take over the teaching duties in Year 1P on Thursdays and Fridays as well as continue in her Specialist Teacher roles in Pre-Primary on Wednesdays.
· Miss Naomi Fimmano (currently teaching Monday to Wednesday) will teach the Year 3M class full-time.
Thank you to both Joanne and Naomi for accepting these new roles that should result in minimal disruption for the children.
I would like to hear from any of our parents who are interested in starting a Parish/School playgroup at Notre Dame. If you are interested please let the ladies at the school office know.
Over the past week the Pre-Primary teachers have conducted a range of assessments in Literacy and Numeracy with the children in their classes. These assessments provide us with data that will be used to individualise the children’s learning. The results of the assessments will be handed to parents at pick up tomorrow afternoon.
Please note that our school student banking will change to Wednesday mornings commencing on 20 March.
HAVE YOU NOTICED?
During the past week a new shade sail has been installed in the Kindergarten to provide both extra sun protection and coverage for parents and children as they enter the Kindy area.
The staff will be completing Professional Development on Tuesday 5 March at which we will be developing an Aboriginal Education Plan. Children do not attend school on this day.
As next week is a very short week there will not be a newsletter. I hope everyone has a very enjoyable long, long weekend.
WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH
Ash Wednesday - Combined Schools Mass @ 9.30am
FRIDAY 8 MARCH
Reconciliation Retreat @ Parish Centre
SATURDAY 9 MARCH
Reconciliation Commitment Mass @ 6.00pm
SUNDAY 10 MARCH
Reconciliation Commitment Mass @ 10.00am
MONDAY 18 MARCH - FRIDAY 29 MARCH
Swimming Lessons PP-Yr 5
THURSDAY 21 MARCH
Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop @ 6.00pm
THURSDAY 28 MARCH
Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation @ 6.00pm
Next Wednesday, Years 3-6 will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass with St Maria Goretti School at 9.30am. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Church’s season of Lent, a time to help and enrich others. During this time we raise money for Caritas Australia. Caritas Australia is a Catholic agency for international aid and development which works with all people to enable them to learn more about poverty, with the aim of inspiring people to "be more" and serve the poorest in our world.
Each family will be given a Project Compassion box and an information brochure about what your donations can do. Please give as little or as much as you can. Large donation boxes will also be allocated to each class. Boxes and information will be distributed through class satchels on Friday.
“The future does have a name…and its name is hope.” Pope Francis
YR 4 CLASS NEWS
The Year Four students have had an exciting start to the year, especially because they are now in the senior school and they get to walk up the stairs!
We have started off the term learning about how to stay safe online. The students have created footprints showing what is and isn’t appropriate to share online. The students will soon be able to take their iPads home which we are all so excited about.
In Year Four, the students are working really hard to master their times tables. This can be a great challenge for most students but it is definitely more fun when they have different apps and games that can help them along. We have also introduced Karate Multiplication where children earn different belts as they master each of the multiplication facts.
In History, we have started looking at Australia’s history and in particular, the history of the Aboriginal people. We researched ‘Mungo Man’ the oldest human remains found in Australia which date back to 40 000 years ago! We have also been able to create fascinating dot paintings during our Art sessions.
Mrs Bradshaw, Mr Safe and Mrs Pethick
Next week's roster
Monday 4 March: CLOSED
ASH WEDNESDAY: 6 March: Sue Clayton
Friday 8 March: Jo Addy 8-9 Ros Lovick
Hope to see you at the canteen soon.
During Term 1 the Uniform Shop will be open on
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Orders and payment can also be made at the front office.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
Every Wednesday from 20 March.
P & F NEWS
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT MARKET
On Friday 15th February between 5pm and 8pm, Notre Dame Primary School came alive for the annual “Welcome Back to School Night Market.” The children and their families were treated to a great night of entertainment, music and dancing, and a delicious section of affordable food and drinks.
This year the P&F decided to trial a silent disco and it was a huge hit- come 8pm the kids didn’t want to give back their magic headphones. It was such a great experience watching all the children break out on to the grassed area and dance to the YMCA and Macarena! We’ll be sure to arrange for more headphones next year.
This year saw a few new food vendors from our school community as well as some of last year’s favourites, including Darryl’s yummy beef and gravy rolls. The bouncy castles, climbing wall and face painters were lots of fun for the children. The jazz band delighted everyone with their smooth tunes throughout the night.
The P&F would like to thank everyone who assisted on the night to ensure it was a huge success for our school community. Thank you to those who assisted with organising the food, drinks and entertainment, those who helped with set up and pack up, and those who assisted with the bar and monitoring the gate.
Thank you to everyone who attended and tidied up after themselves and observed the regulations around the occasional liquor licence. We hope you had a night to remember.
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2019 PARKS & ENVIRONMENT EVENTS - CITY OF BELMONT
CLOVERDALE DENTAL THERAPY CENTRE
Cloverdale Dental Therapy Centre is open from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday
We service school aged children/teens from Kindy & Pr-Primary from the year they turn 5 to the end of Year 11 or their 17th Birthday, whichever occurs first.
If your contact details have changed/changes, please contact the clinic, as we send appointments to your home address and send SMS reminders to the current listed mobile phone number. We are a final year placement for the Curtin University's Bachelor of Oral HGealth students during university semesters. An experienced tutor will oversee all check-ups and procedures. If your child has a tootache or require emergency treatment, please phone us on 9479 7222 between 8am-4pm, if you have an emergency outside of work hours, please contact your family dentist of the Emergency Service on 1800 098 818.
Thank you in advance.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to email/phone.
Your Cloverdale Staff,
Amy, cherie, Robyn Sharon and Truc.
Cloverdale Dental Health Services
Cloverdale Primary School
180 Fisher Street
CLOVERDALE WA 6105
TELEPHONE: 9479 7222