Term 4 Week 2 : 22 October 2020

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Dear Parents and Staff
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I’m looking forward to our children testing the talents against students from other Catholic schools in our region at the Interschool Jumps, Throws, Track and Team Events next Tuesday and Thursday at the Gerry Archer Athletics Centre on Abernethy Rd Cloverdale. I am sure they will make us all proud by giving their best effort in all that they do.


We are still in the process of establishing our OSHC with the goal of opening as the children return to school at the beginning of February next year. Mrs Sharmane Dowse has worked tirelessly on this and I am very appreciative of her efforts to make this highly anticipated facility a reality. We hope to be calling for expressions of interest in the next couple of weeks. If the conversation around the school is any indication, places will be highly sought after.


Our Year 5M class have been hard at work in preparation for their Assembly tomorrow. I’m looking forward to seeing what they have in store to entertain us all.


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.

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If your child/children will not be returning to Notre Dame in 2021, it is important that you advise the school office immediately.



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.


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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


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We have had a very busy and exciting start to the term in Year Two!


On Tuesday, 20 October the Year Two students attended an excursion at The Constable Care Safety School. We had a lot of fun learning about how to be safe pedestrians and how to be safe when riding our bikes on the road. We also learnt about spotting hazards when we are out in the community, including the safety steps we can follow if we see something that could be dangerous to us or someone else. This excursion was a great addition to what we are learning about in Health, as we will be looking at a variety of safety rules and safety signs we see in our community and even designing and creating our own safety signs.

I liked riding the bikes at the excursion and learning the safety rules.


I liked walking across the crosswalks and learning about what the different signs mean out on the roads.


I learnt that you have to be careful on the road. You have to be 6-12 years old before you should be crossing roads alone. When you are on a bike or in a car you have to give way to other cars when there is a give way sign. I also learnt that you have to ride on the left side of the road.


On the excursion we learnt about the lollipop person who helps the children cross the road. We learnt to cross the traffic lights correctly. We also learnt to ride a bike safely on the road.



Both Year Two classes are very excited about their new tinkering tables. They have been busy writing up the rules, planning where tools and items are stored and designing safety signs for the area. We are all looking forward to pulling things apart and seeing how things work. I have enjoyed making the signs and rules for the tinkering table.

I am looking forward to taking things apart. I am excited that there might be ink in some of the electronics.


I am excited to take things apart with my friends. I want to study some of the things we pull apart.


I organised the tools into different spots on the tinkering table. I’m looking forward to looking at different types of wires.


I sorted the tools and nails with Jacob and I felt happy to find out about the different tools and nails that are being used to make some electronics. I’m excited to see what is inside the items I am pulling apart.


Ms McKinlay & Mrs Donovan-Flintoff
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We started Book Week with a bang with our Character Parade in the Mother Mary Piazza. It was a joy to see so many students and staff celebrating characters from all of our most loved books. We had a very Curious Mr Winsor who dressed up as one of our creatures from the Book Week logo. Thank you, Notre Dame community, for once again showcasing our wonderful talent at dressing up with a smile!

This week in the library students have been reading the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s shortlisted books, discussing themes and viewing illustrations. Many of the books listed are written by great Australian authors. The winners of this years shortlisted books include:

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Many thanks for a great Book Week!

Mrs Sarah Sarmardin

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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

· Print

· Double click on a word for the dictionary

· Change the font size

Students will be learning more about Britannica School research tool during Library times in Term 4. If you have any queries please feel free to see me in the Library.

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Mrs Saramardin

Library Technician


Notes have gone home to students selected for the Year 4-6 Field Events Carnival, next Tuesday, and the Year 1-6 Track/Team games carnival, next Thursday. Please ensure these are returned ASAP. The programs will be sent via email to parents as well as being placed on the Staff Study window for students. Below are the remaining training dates:

Week 2 - Friday: Year 1 & 2 Track/Team Games @ School (7.20am - 8.10am)

Week 3 - Monday: Year 4 - 6 Field Events @ School (7.20am - 8.10am)

Week 3 - Tuesday: Year 1 - 3 Track/Team Games @ School (3.10pm - 4./00pm)

Week 3 - Wednesday: Year 4 - 6 Track/Team Games @ School (7.20am - 8.10am)

Senior Track/Team Games Carnival - 15 October at Gerry Archer

Last Thursday, students from Year 3 - 6 participated in the final track/team games carnival at Gerry Archer. We were blessed with beautiful weather and plenty of parent support. The day started with our Year 3 students in their first 200m races and with our Year 5 & 6 students rotating with some team events to get them in the carnival spirit! Well done to our Year 3 students who have done very well in the senior events this year and are showing a lot of promise for the next couple of years. There were some very close races throughout the day and many thanks goes to our magnificent chief judges, Mrs Bradshaw & Mr Seers, who did a great job with some very close calls.

The day finished with the baton relays and the Parents’ and Teachers’ vs Year 6 race. We had an influx of parents keen to show their kids they still have it and they did not disappoint! The carnival was close between two factions the whole day with ultimately only one prevailing. Well done to our new Senior Athletics Champions in McAuley who last won the carnival back in 2016. McAuley also took out the Overall Athletics Shield with a clean sweep in both the junior and senior carnivals. Many thanks again to the parents and staff who worked tirelessly with various jobs to ensure the smooth running of the carnival and that every child had a great day! Below are the Champion Girl & Boy results with the final faction places:

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Mr Webb

Sports Teacher


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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


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." Uniform Shop will be open on Friday 16 October from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator


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.


School Banking is every Thursday from 8.00am in the library




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TOMRA (Recyling)

Please click on the link below for further 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)

Cloverdale 6105

Ph: 9479 7222

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