NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Term 4 Week 3 : 29 October 2020
Dear Parents and Staff
This Sunday we celebrate All Saints Day and the children will participate in a Liturgy of the Word celebration in their classes next Monday morning. The Feast of All Saints remembers all those who have been recognised by the church as having lived exemplary lives. There are many, however, who, for whatever reason, have not been officially recognised and we acknowledge and thank God for their lives of service as well.
The difference between the Gospel written
and the lives of the Saints
is the same as the difference
between music written on a page
and music played out loud
Thank you to all of the parents who were able to visit the classes yesterday afternoon to view their children’s work. The artwork that the children had completed under the guidance of Mrs Flexman during last Term was particularly inspiring. Thank you to the staff for preparing for the afternoon and for making your time available to chat with parents as they visited.
Congratulations to our Interschool athletes who have competed in Carnivals on Tuesday and today. We are very proud of their efforts and look forward to hearing about their achievements when they return to school this afternoon.
Next week is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting week for our Year Six students and their teachers with both their Commitment Pledge and Reconciliation services and their Careers Expo.
We hope many parents will be able to join us for both of these very important occasions.
SCHOOL REGISTRATION AUDIT
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.
Information regarding an Orientation Meeting to be held next Wednesday (4 November) at 6.00pm has been sent to parents of 4 Year-Old Kindy (2021) children. Due to current restrictions there will be two meetings held and parents will be directed to either the school Library or Multi-Purpose Hall upon arrival.
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE (OSHC)
We are progressing well with our plans to have this facility ready to open, within the school grounds, for the start of school in February next year. The next hurdle that we need to jump is an assessment visit by the Regulatory Authority next Tuesday morning. We are well prepared for the visit so let’s hope we are more successful than we are likely to be in the Melbourne Cup Sweep later in the day.
I’m really looking forward to our final Performance Assembly of the year by our PPM class tomorrow. I’m sure they have some fabulous things planned to ensure our year of Assemblies finishes with a bang.
Please note that Friday 13 November is a Professional Development day for staff and children do not attend school on this day.
STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL YEAR 2021
If your child/children will not be returning to Notre Dame in 2021, it is important that you advise the school office immediately.
APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT
3 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2021
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.
NOTRE DAME PARISH
Archdiocese Website – www.perthcatholic.org.au
Archdiocese Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/perthcatholic/
Our Parish Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) as follows:
Saturday at 6.00pm, Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am & 6.00pm
- 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
NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL FACEBOOK
YEAR 4 CLASS NEWS
Welcome to Week Three! Term Four has so far been super busy for the Year Four students. We have been researching lots of information to create biographies about Awesome Aussies. It has been an interesting journey learning about various famous Australians and understanding how they have impacted the lives of many. We had a wonderful time last Friday, as we got to dress up as our chosen Awesome Aussies and our parents were invited to the classroom too.
Last Monday, October 19, 2020, was our school’s Book Week Parade, and we were all very excited to dress up and share our favourite book characters with our peers and teachers. It was great to see everyone dress up as their favourite book characters, including Mrs Bradshaw, Miss Gullotti, Mr Safe and Mr Tanham. As a part of Book Week, we wrote book reviews about our chosen stories and these included interesting information, such as: a synopsis, recommendation, favourite part, rating and genre type.
During Art, we created colourful front covers for our book reviews. The front covers needed to have various pictures based on our chosen stories and a catchy title. Some of the book reviews even have blurbs on the back of them. We think they turned out pretty awesome!
In Mathematics we are continuing to learn our times tables. We have been learning about factoring and we are now beginning to learn about decimal fractions and how to write decimal fractions as tenths and hundredths.
In Religious Education, we have commenced exploring the ways that people learn, by doing things, reading about things, listening and talking and watching others. We have also learnt about how Mary teaches Catholics to have faith in God and how Mary’s example of discipleship helps Catholics be people of faith, hope and love.
EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK
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.
Orders for uniform items are to be placed by emailing Mrs Danielle Lawrie (email@example.com). The order form and price list are on the school website (www.nds.wa.edu.au) under "School Services." Uniform Shop will be open on Friday 16 October from 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL UNIFORMS SECOND HAND BUY & SELL
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.
PARENTS' & FRIENDS' ASSOCIATION
CARDS THAT COUNT
Cards that Count is back again in 2020, giving students the opportunity to create their very own professionally printed Christmas cards to distribute to family and friends.
Templates and ordering instructions are available this year from the front office, they will not be distributed through the class teacher. If you are unable to physically collect one, the P&F can email you a template to print at home. Please contact Nicole Beresford on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a quicker timeframe this year and the art work needs to be returned by Tuesday 3rd November to your classroom teacher. If you have any questions, please contact P&F member Nicole on the above email address.
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT MARKET
The Notre Dame 2021 Night Market will held on Friday 12th February.
Are you interested in hosting a food stall on the night? As we need to register this event with the City of Belmont, all vendors need to be a registered food business with public liability insurance.
Please express your interest to Nicole Beresford (Notre Dame P&F member) via email email@example.com by Friday 27th November.
Claire discusses what causes the change in behaviour we need to be aware of in boys around this age. She talks through strategies on how to set your son on the right path to becoming a young man.
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.
VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Your children can start as young as five years old.
Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim
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 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)
Ph: 9479 7222