11 November 2021

Dear Parents and Staff

Remembrance Day marks the end of fighting on the Western Front on November 11, 1918. At that time, the anniversary was known as Armistice Day, in reference to the formal agreement the German leaders signed to end the war. The name was changed to Remembrance Day after World War II ended in 1945 and has since become a day to remember the service and sacrifice of those who have died since World War I. This morning we held a short service over the PA system immediately after recess which incorporated a one minute silence in honour of all who have served our country.

In Flanders Fields


In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.


Our Annual Community Meeting (Formally known as the Annual General Meeting) will be held on Tuesday 23 November in the school Library commencing at 6.00pm. At this meeting reports will be presented outlining the activities and financial status of both the School Advisory Council and the Parents’ and Friends’ Association for 2021 and elections will be held for representation on both groups for 2022. I encourage parents to consider applying to serve our school community on either of these parent representative groups. Information regarding representation on the P&F can be found in their article in today’s newsletter and the following are considerations for becoming a member of the School Advisory Council.

a) possession of special skills that will be an asset to the Advisory Council;

b) a deep interest in the welfare of all students and staff;

c) a desire to give service to the Notre Dame Catholic Primary School Community;

d) a keenness to promote Catholic schooling;

e) an ability to work cooperatively and constructively with all other members of the Advisory Council; and

f) a sufficiency of time to devote to Advisory Council duties.

Nominations for the Advisory Council are to be in writing and handed in at the school office marked “School Principal – Confidential”.

Should you require any further information please contact me through the school office.


Thank you to our Parents’ and Friends’ association for inviting the Cyber Safety team from Y-Safe to present information to the children, parents and staff on how to remain safe online. Their talks were both informative and relevant to many of the issues that confront all of us regularly online. Technology is an amazing tool when used appropriately but it can also be quite insidious and destructive. One of the things that I noted from the parent presentation was the ABC of a cybersafe home:

A - Manage Access

B-Set Boundaries

C - Openly Communicate

We need to all remain vigilant to keep our children safe.


It was an absolute delight to visit the Kindergarten on Tuesday afternoon to see our 2022 3YO Kindy children having so much fun. I look forward to seeing them all next year as they commence their educational journey with us.


After hearing the amazing reading, clever answers and beautiful singing at the Year One Liturgy on Wednesday morning, it is obvious that the children are certainly ready to be moving into Year Two in the new year. I’m sure some of the parents and grandparents were happy that

Fr Quynh wasn’t asking them the tricky questions during his Homily, but the children were quick to answer with perfect responses. Thank you to the staff who prepared the children so well and to the family members who were able to attend. I now look forward to the Kindy Liturgy next Thursday at 10.00am.


At the time of writing the newsletter I hadn’t had the opportunity to visit the Year Six Careers Expo but I’m looking forward to hearing about all their dreams and aspirations this afternoon. This is a great opportunity for the students to explore the requirements for their future career and to consider how they will achieve these as they move on to High School.

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LifeLink 2021

On 2 November 2021, Father Michael Quynh Do and I attended the launch of the Archbishop’s Christmas Appeal for LifeLink at St Mary’s Cathedral. During the weekend 13 and 14 November 2021, Parishioners are encouraged to donate to this very worthwhile annual appeal; supporting the valuable work of our Archdiocesan social service agencies.

Donations may be made in the reply-paid envelope obtained after Mass or from the Parish Office, in an envelope for the Special Collection during Mass or securely online by credit card at

Bible Studies

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

Planned Giving Envelopes 2021 – 2022 Financial Year

The envelopes are available from the School side entrance of the Church. Please take the same number as last year and tick your name off. If you are taking a set for the first time, please write your name and contact details next to the number that you are taking. Direct Debit forms are also available. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Parish.

Reflection Evening on St Joseph

This event will be held on Friday 12 November 2021, commencing at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre. Sr Dora Maguire will look at who Joseph is and what his response to God called him to. All are invited to attend. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.


Continuing the Dialogue – Plenary Council

The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites Parishioners to hear Perth’s women members share their experience of the first Assembly of the Plenary Council. The event will be held on Thursday 18 November 2021 at James Nestor Hall, Catholic Education Office in Leederville. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.

Ground Breaking Event

Recently, Father Michael Quynh Do and I attended the long-awaited ground breaking event for a new residential aged care in Belmont. Catholic Homes will shortly commence construction of a new 96-bed residential aged care facility on Lapage Street, Belmont.

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Dr George Sekulla JP


Notre Dame Parish Council



The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, in 1918, is the moment when fighting ceased on the Western Front during the First World War after more than four years of continuous fighting. Each year, at 11am on 11 November, Australians pause for one minute silence in memory of all those who have died in wars, conflicts and peace operations around the world. This day has become known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day.

We as a school commemorated Remembrance Day on Thursday by participating in a whole school prayer service. Children reflected in their classrooms about those people who gave their life in service for us.

You may like to talk with your families about this special day.

The children in Year 2P have drawn some pictures and written some prayers to God thanking the veterans. You could pray these at home.

Dear God

Please help the people who have died in wars and the people who have survived.

Thank you for protecting us.

Thank you to the soldiers for protecting Australia and protecting all families.

Please God, keep them in your prayers.

Love Naishe and Monica (2P)

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Tiffany Donovan-Flintoff and Sue Ellen Gullotti



Wow…we have become reading and writing superstars this year! This term, we are putting into practise everything we have learnt and are getting ready to go to Year One. We have been writing sentences on dotted thirds and are reading decodable books that include our sight words and words with blends/digraphs. We love having a go and sounding out tricky words. You have blown your teachers away this year and we are so proud of your efforts.

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This term in Mathematics we have been busy learning lots of new things. We started the term looking at 2D shapes and what there properties are. We have also started to look how to make equal groups and have even started sharing between four. It has been interesting exploring using informal units to measure Area.

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Outdoor Classroom Day

Last Thursday was Outdoor Classroom Day. We spent the afternoon outside playing with mud, catching fish in the water trolley, building with big blocks, colouring and completing a nature walk. We had so much fun with our friends and wish we could spend every afternoon outside!

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Open Night

Open Night saw all of our amazing work from Terms 3 and 4 hung around the classroom for our Mums, Dads and other important adults in our lives to look at. We also got to show them our beautiful artwork that we completed with Mrs Flexman last term. The work displayed shows just how hard our Pre-Primaries work and is a credit to them for all of their efforts.

We look forward to an exciting and enjoyable rest of Term 4 and can’t wait to be big Year One next year!!

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Miss Guerinoni & Miss Rognetta


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Brett Webb

P.E & Year 6 Teacher


The canteen relies on the help of volunteers to ensure that it runs smoothly, so I would like to thank those parents who have given up their time to volunteer last term, your help is appreciated. If you would like to join our volunteer pool please come and see me in the canteen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Even if you are only able to give half an hour of your time, every bit helps.

Hope to see you at the canteen soon.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator

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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."

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator


School Banking is held every Thursday from 8.00am in the library.

Barbara Jamieson

School Banking Coordinator



On Tuesday 23rd November 2021, Notre Dame Catholic Primary will have their Annual Community Meeting. During the meeting, all P&F positions will become vacant and anyone from the school community is welcome to nominate for a committee position. If you are interested in a position on the committee or as a Class Representative, please complete the attached form and return it to the front office by Tuesday 16th November. Forms are also available at the front office. For further information about any of the P&F roles, please contact P&F President Nicole Beresford via email on

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Following on from the student, teacher and parent sessions held on Monday 8th November, all Notre Dame parents/carers now have access to the ySafe Cyber Safety Hub for a whole year. To access the hub, please use this link: No passwords required.

You will find a range of information and resources, including:

Parent Advice:

  • Cyber Safety Guides
  • Dealing with Issues
  • Creating a Safe Home

Cyber Safety Tech:

  • Setting up Parental Controls
  • Guides (Google Safe Search, YouTube Restricted Mode

App and Game Reviews:

  • Including Among Us, Call of Duty, Facebook, Fortnite, Discord, Messenger, Minecraft, Roblox, YouTube and much more.


When: Friday 26th November

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Where: Miles Park

Fundraising for upgrades to the Nature Playground. If you are able to help, please email P&F member Nicole Beresford on

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Night Market 2022

Save the Date- Friday 11th February 2022.

Food trucks, silent disco, bouncy castles.

Nicole Beresford

P&F President


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ParentTV expert and Behavioural Specialist, Lunch with Jason , had to step in at the last minute before his daughter did something naive and potentially catastrophic online. Has anyone else encountered this?

For more information, watch the full video here:

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Some of the attitude we get from our tweens can be A LOT. They're going through huge amounts of change and express it through their behaviour. Happy, angry, upset, you never know how they're going to react! Bit confusing for the whole family..
Read this blog to learn about tweens and what they're going through and how you can help as they grow.

Every one of our kids will experience anxiety from time to time (just as we do as adults) yet some kids are more affected by anxiety than others. Join trusted Child Psychiatrist and parenting expert Dr Kaylene Henderson to learn about the different ways that anxiety presents in kids, when ‘worry becomes a worry’ and when to seek help.
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We hope you have a wonderful week!

The ParentTV Team



Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, drums and keyboard group lessons during this school term. Lessons start from $23.65 for a group of 2 or $34.10 for an individual lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at


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Mercedes College | A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in all year groups for 2022. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit the Mercedes website at to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.


Cloverdale School Dental clinic is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Our phone number is 9479 7222.

Our last day will be Thursday 16th December 2021, we will reopen Monday 31st January 2022.

If you have an emergency during this break, the Mt Henry Clinic, 43 Mt Henry Rd, Salter Point, will be open during all work days from 8:15 am to 4:30pm, Mon to Friday. Their phone number is 9313 0552.

Loose teeth are NOT deemed an emergency. Please encourage children to wobble their loose teeth until they fall out on their own. Some loose teeth tighten up again, then loosen. Cloverdale School clinic is a very busy centre, and we really appreciate your patience with waiting for appointments. Please contact us should you have any queries.

Best wishes for a relaxed and safe school holidays

Sharon, Daniela, Tess, Megan, Phyllis, Elle and Nina

Cloverdale Dental Therapy Centre Staff

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

Cloverdale 6105

Ph: 9479 7222