NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3| WEEK 6 | 25 AUGUST 2022

As we begin this day of friendly competition, let us take a moment to pray.

Lord, watch over our athletes today.

Give them courage and confidence, to do their best;

Fill them with a spirit of fair play:

Make them gracious in winning;

Make them brave and proud in their attempts.

Give them the joy of Your Kingdom,

Where everyone’s gifts are honoured and celebrated.

Keep them safe and strong under your protective care.

We ask you this in the name of Jesus, the Lord.

Amen.

Dear Parents and Staff

I think I have the greatest job on earth. I am constantly being refreshed by the excitement and innocence of the children and yesterday I experienced one of those moments as I was walking across the playground at lunchtime. One of our Year Two students couldn’t contain his excitement, asking me if I knew what was happening tomorrow (today). I’m often wary of answering too quickly as there are so many answers that I could give. Perhaps it was his birthday, maybe the family was getting a new pet or there may have been play date planned, so I asked what the exciting event was. “It’s our Athletics Carnival” he said, “and we’re going to be the oldest kids there!”. The sheer joy was infectious and such a bright point in my day. I had never thought of that experience of being the big kids and I am so thankful to Ashley Golding for making my day and reminding me of just how important every moment of childhood is.


I hope all of the children are equally excited about the Carnival today and they have a great time participating in all of the fun events that Mr Webb has planned.

CATHOLIC ARTS

It has certainly been a week packed full of Catholic Arts events. We are so proud of all of our artists and performers and thank them for sharing their talents with us.


  • Congratulations to the following students who had their artwork displayed in the Angelico Exhibition at the Forrest Centre in Perth City. These students will be presented with their Certificate of Participation and a copy of the Exhibition Catalogue at the Year 5P Assembly next Thursday.
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  • Our Year Three Choir who sang in the Primary Sacred Choral Music section of the Performing Arts Festival at St Benedict’s Church have received a Merit Award for their excellent performance. Congratulations to all members of the choir and to Mrs Evans and Mr Loiacono.
  • Yesterday our School Choir performed in the Primary Choral Singing section of the Festival. They sang beautifully and were definitely the best presented school in attendance. Their Report from the Adjudicator was excellent, making particular mention of their strong part-singing.
  • Tomorrow is a very big day and night for our Year Two and Senior Dance Troupes. I’m looking forward to seeing all of their hard work and practise come to fruition on the stage at Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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FATHERS’ DAY BREAKFAST

I hope to see many of our Fathers, Grandfathers and Father Figures at our breakfast next Wednesday morning to acknowledge the pivotal role that they play in the development of our children. Breakfast will be served in the Mother Mary Piazza (weather permitting) from 7.30am and will be followed by Mass in the Church at 8.45am.


PLEASE NOTE

I have been advised of a few recent occasions of parents speaking to children other than their own about incidents that they believe to have happened at school. This is inappropriate and is not to happen. If any parent has concerns about issues that occur at school, they are to speak with their child’s Teacher and, if not satisfied that the matter has been dealt with appropriately, a member of the Leadership Team. They are not to speak to children other than their own about these issues. Please do not be offended if you are approached by a member of staff should you engage in this practice.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The Leadership Team will be attending this Conference in Melbourne and will be away from school from Friday 2 September until Thursday 8 September. Please advise the School Office of any issues or concerns and the staff will relay these to me.

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2023 APPLICATION OF ENROLMENT

4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2023

Was your child born between 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019?

If your child was born between these dates, they are eligible for our 4 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2023. Registrations for 2023 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.

3 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2023

If your child was born between 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, they are eligible for our 3 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2023. Registrations for 2023 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.

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NOTRE DAME PARISH

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Bible Studies

Each Tuesday evening commencing at 6.00 pm in the Parish Centre.


St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal

Boxes have been placed in the Church for donations of blankets and in-code non-perishable food items. Thank you for your ongoing support.


Planned Giving Envelopes 2022 – 2023

New sets of envelopes are available from the School side entrance of the Church. Please take the same number as last year and tick the box. If taking a set for the first time, please write your details in the space provided next to the number you have taken. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094. Thank you for your continued support of the Parish.


Prayer Intention for Small Business

We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.


Safeguarding Induction for all Church Workers

All Church workers are invited to attend an online safeguarding induction. A Church worker is anyone in the Parish in any role – paid or voluntary.


The session will cover the Safeguarding policies and procedures, the importance of Safeguarding in the Parish, and the role of the Parish Safeguarding Officer. To register, please phone Ingka on 9221 7762 or visit www.safeguarding.perthcatholic.org.au

Available session dates include: 13 September at 7.00 pm and 28 September at 10.00 am.


Sponsor a School Bag

This is a charity project run by Buckets for Jesus. Library bags are filled with school supplies and a small toy. The bags are sent to the Philippines, Kenya, Vietnam, Myanmar and India. Since 2015, more than 20 000 children were blessed with school supplies. A list has been placed on the Notice Board with what is required. A box has been placed at the school side entrance of the Church for any donations or you can fill the bag yourself and return it to the Parish Office. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.


Legion of Mary 48 Hour Perpetual Bouquet

In honour of Our Lady’s birthday – 8 September – lists have been placed at both sides of the Church for Parishioners to place their name in the committed time slot. Your Rosary can be prayed wherever is convenient. The scrolls will be presented at a special Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday 8 September 2022 at 12.10 pm. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.


Refurbishment

During the past months, the kneelers in the Church have been recovered. Next is the sanding and revarnishing of the pews. This next task will be completed during the months leading up to Christmas and New Year.


Dr George Sekulla JP

Chairman

Notre Dame Parish Council

SCHOOL /OSHC ATTENDANCE

If your child is not attending school, could you please email Administration on admin.nds.wa.edu.au and the class teacher. An SMS is automatically sent if we have not received notification. Please reply to the SMS with the name of your child and the reason why the student is not attending school. Also please note If your family is going on holidays the absentee notification must be sent to admin.nds.wa.edu.au and class teacher.


OSHC

If your child is booked at OSHC and not attending before and after school care it is important that you please email ndoshc@cewa.edu.au


Thank you for your time and assistance.

MERCY DAY - Friday 9 September

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YR 6 CLASS NEWS

Confirmation Retreat

The Year Six group had an amazing time at the Confirmation retreat. We had a fun time learning

about the Seven Sacraments. We had to match the photo to the sacrament e.g. A photo of a burger

is first Holy Communion because you eat a burger just like Eucharist. We also watched a series of

videos and the Year sixes had to link them to one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These were only two

of the many activities we did. Overall this was a really fun day.

By Jackson 6P

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In Term 2, the first group of Year Sixes did drumbeat for the first time. They learnt all about rhythm and teamwork. They learnt all about how to play the drum also known as Djembe. Then at the end of Term 2 they had a performance. The group of Year 6 students who performed included Ryan Vadakkel, Lucas Le, Eoin Harvey, Jackson Nofal, Logan Sahb, Tristan Lee, Caleb Rutley, Tiahna Mandusic, Isla Mcgruddy and Ciaran Carbery. Their Parents, buddies and classmates came to watch the great performance. It sounded fantastic and there was a mix of sounds with a hardcore looking performance at the end. By the end of the term most of their hands were all red. They all enjoyed Brother Stephen teaching them.

By Ryan 6P


Book Week Parade

The Book Parade was on the 16th of August, on Tuesday, and everyone dressed up as what they wanted to be, the theme was ‘Dreaming With Eyes Open’.The parade started with the Pre-Kindies and ended with the teachers. Mrs Mack and Mrs Pethick did a skit where they dressed up as the twits.The Library monitors shared what they dressed up as: Aidan was dressed up as ‘The Super Life of Ben Braver, Caleb was dressed up as a Sith Lord from ‘Star Wars’, Michaela was dressed up as ‘Raina Telgeimier’ from ‘Sisters’, Jair was dressed up as ‘Eleven’ from ’Stranger Things’, Abigail was dressed up as ’Mary Poppins’ and Alisha was dressed up as a crow. Some teachers dressed up as Hogwarts students or teachers, two were pirates and two were alpacas. We had fun at the book parade and the library monitors enjoyed setting it up.

By the Library Monitors

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Council Groups – Social Justice

Buckets For Jesus

The Social Justice Group have been packing stationery bags for children in developing countries. The Year 6 classes have been collecting books, textas, pencils and even clothes over the last few weeks. The bags will be sent to the Philippines and given to kids so that they have school supplies for the year.

By Eoin 6P

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Mrs Annette Flexman, Mr Brett Webb & Mrs Naomi Martin

LIBRARY MONITOR NEWS

My Book Review by Elliette Blomfield

The Final Empire

Author : Brandon Sanderson

Genre : Fiction

Suitable for Ages : 11 and older


The Final Empire is the first book in a series set in a different dimension with an evil dictator in control. The Lord Ruler is all powerful and he has the powers of allomancy which is the ability to coin-push, iron-pull and see into peoples past and futures, which enhances his senses and strength. Vin, the main character and Kelsier, her mentor in allomancy, try to take him down with the help of a gang of other allomancers.


The book is part of the Mistborn series, with six books in total (two trilogies) and is extremely good. I enjoyed the book a lot because it was extremely engaging and I couldn’t put it down. I most certainly will continue to read the series.

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UNIFORM SHOP

The opening times are : Monday & Thursday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm during the term.



Thank you.

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator.

CANTEEN

The canteen is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can place your order online at MY SCHOOL CONNECT or over the counter at the canteen and we accept cash or eftpos.

I rely on parent volunteers to assist me in running the canteen, so if you have even half an hour spare please pop in and lend a hand or see me to pick a date and time that suits you.


Hope to see you at the canteen soon.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator

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OSHC - September-October School Holidays Vacation Care Program

Contact the front office if you are interested in booking your child/ren into our Vacation Care Program.

The cut-off day for submission is Friday, 16 September 2022. Places are limited.

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P&F UPDATES

P&F Trailer Raffle

Tickets are now available. Please see flyer included with the newsletter. Three prizes up for grabs. All profits to go towards upgrading the nature playground.

https://notredameprimaryschooltrailerraffle.floktu.com

A big thank you to our sponsors Loadstar Trailers, Cassie Rowe MLA, Bunnings Belmont, Reading Cinemas Belmont, Zaneta Mascarenhas MP and Councillor Robert Rossi.

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Save The Date:

Paul Litherland Cyber Safety Parent Talk

We are proud to announce Paul Litherland, founder of Surf Online Safe and 2022 WA Australian of the Year, will be visiting our school to conduct a cyber safety presentation for parents on Wednesday 19th October (Term 4, week 2). Paul will also be speaking with our upper primary students during the day regarding the risks of the internet and how they can protect themselves online. Please register via email to bent_mb20@hotmail.com and see flyer in the newsletter for more information.


Cards that Count

With Cards that Count, students can turn their lovely unique art work into professionally printed Christmas cards for friends and family (and teachers!!)

The cards can easily be ordered via the Cards that Count website. The templates are now available from the front office and need to be returned by Thursday 1st of September. Online ordering will be available from Monday 5th - Sunday 18th September.


Notre Dame Ladies Catch up

Thank you to everyone who came along to the ladies catch up last Friday at the Balmoral. We had around 60 people in total. Big thank you to Bec Blomfield for liaising with the venue and organising a great event.


Nicole Beresford

President, P&F

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SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

The catalogue for the Book Club has now been distributed to each class.. The close off date will be 9 AM on Thursday 8 September. No orders after this time will be accepted.


Please note the following:


  1. Books can be ordered on line through the Loop system on Scholastic.
  2. If you are ordering manually please ensure that the correct money is provided and the order given to the front office.
  3. if your child has completed the order please check that it is correct.


Many thanks for your help



Kind regards Barbara Jamieson

Scholastic Book Club Coordinator

COMMUNITY NEWS

VacSwim

Primary school

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

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CLOVERDALE COMETS DIAMOND SPORTS

Tee-Ball registration have opened for 2022/2023 season. Please check details from the flyer.
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KEYED UP MUSIC

KEYED UP MUSIC LESSONS

Keyed Up Music will be teaching voice, violin, woodwind, and drum lessons in Term 3 after school. Starting from $24.75 for 20min individual lessons. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning one of these instruments, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

CITY OF BELMONT

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