3 June 2021

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Dear Parents and Staff

As we are about two thirds of the way through this Term, the forthcoming long weekend provides us with an opportunity to catch our breath before we move towards the end of a very long Term. The Professional Development Day for staff next Tuesday, 8 June means that it will, for children and parents, be a very long weekend. I hope everyone has great things planned for this long mid-year break.

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It was a privilege to attend both of the First Communion Masses over last weekend. The children were well prepared by their teachers and beautifully presented by their parents. During his Homily, Fr Quynh reminded the children of the need to frequently receive Communion as Spiritual food just like they eat heathy food to sustain their bodies. He also asked parents to take their children to Mass on a regular basis to ensure that they were provided with the opportunity to participate in the Eucharist. Thank you to everyone who contributed towards ensuring that these were very special days, especially the members of our choir who sang so reverently at both of the Masses.

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Every Thursday, Barbara Jamieson, grandmother of the Blomfield children, Elliette (5P), Quinn (3P), Sullivan (PPP) and Willa (yet to commence), comes along to our school to facilitate the school banking programme which helps to teach the children the benefits of saving their money. Whilst we are so grateful for Barbara’s dedication to this project, recently she has also been assisting in our Library. Thank you, Barbara, for being such an amazing supporter of our children and school.


Thank you to the dads who attended this great event last Friday for allowing Michael Safe, Bro Stephen, and me to join them for such a pleasant evening. The camaraderie and the great array of hot food was very much appreciated.

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If you have received or receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and would like to become an Altar Server, training will commence in June, date TBC. Please email or phone the parish With details of child’s name, parent/guardian name & contact phone number.

You will be contacted when a date has been set. or 9277 4094.

Sacrament of Eucharist

Congratulations to all our Year 4 students who received the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first-time last weekend. Thank you to Mrs Stefanie Bradshaw, Mrs Carmel Woodley, and Ms Sue-Ellen Gulloti who prepared the children for the celebrations and for coordinating the event.

Father Michael Quynh Do celebrated a beautiful Mass. We are very fortunate to have an amazing Parish Priest who can not only sing but to sing a hymn in three languages: English, French and Vietnamese. A special thank you to Mr Darryl Winsor and Mr Renato Gomes, Acolytes; Mr Alessio Loiacono and the School Choir; and Miles Fernandes-Dodsley and Nyree Nolan.

Year One Liturgy

I enjoyed the Year 1 Liturgy held on 2 June 2021 in the Mother Mary Piazza. Thank you to the Year 1 staff for their work in organising the event and preparing the students for their role in the Liturgy. A special thank you to our Parish Priest, Father Michael Quynh Do for celebrating the Liturgy.

Parish Moring Tea

Parish Morning Teas will be commencing June 6 2021 and to be held the First Sundays of the month after the 8.00am and 10.00am Masses in the Parish Centre. Please come and join for morning tea and friendly conversation.

Pilgrim Statues

If you wish to have one of ‘Our Lady’s statue’ visit your home for a week. Please contact Sandra Robinson on 0405 117 138.

Bible Studies

This event is held each Tuesday evening, commencing at 6.00 pm in the Parish Centre.

Dr George Sekulla JP


Notre Dame Parish Council



The students in Year 4 have been very busy this term and we still have four weeks to go! On the weekend many of the students celebrated their First Holy Communion. It was a very special occasion that was celebrated with many family members and friends. The teachers and students would like to thank the parents for their help in preparing the students over the past few weeks.


This term we have started learning about fractions, especially equivalent fractions. We have commenced Maths groups on Tuesday afternoons where we have lots of fun playing maths games and doing different activities with teachers in small groups. We would like to thank Br Stephen for giving up his time to help some of the groups.


We have been very privileged to have Mrs Boyle come into our classes over the past few weeks to read the book, Wonder, to us. It is a really interesting story so far and we love having someone different read to us!


This term we have become amazing poets. We have written descriptive Diamante poems and colour poems, we have looked at different poetic devices that we can use to make our writing more exciting and we are now working on writing postcards from a European country that we have been researching in HASS.


On Mondays we have the sensational Mrs Flexman who is helping us to produce individual scenes from ‘Around the World in 80 days’. We have drawn a scene from this, then used carbon paper to copy this onto hessian fabric. We are now weaving wool into the hessian which has been challenging but we are persevering. We cannot wait to display the finished product.


Last Tuesday we went to St Norbert College for a Sensational Science visit. We worked in small groups in their Science Labs to look through microscopes, create slime and make electronic circuits. It was so much fun and we all learnt something new!

We are all looking forward to 18 June when we get to go on excursion to Fremantle Prison. This excursion will prepare us for our Term 3 HASS unit.

Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Woodley & Miss Gullotti

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Bree Jennings

Yr 5 Class Teacher


Cross Country Carnival - Thursday, 26 May

Last Thursday, students from Year 3 - Year 6 participated in the annual cross country carnival held at Tomato Lake. We were blessed with a beautiful day and some very eager students keen to give their best efforts. At the start of the day we had an Acknowledgement of Country to link with the carnival being held on National Sorry Day and also the start of Reconciliation Week. After the opening ceremony all students walked around the track to ensure they were all familiar with the course.

Year 3 & 4 students ran a 1.2km track with Year 5 & 6 students completing a 1.5km track. Our Year 3 students started off the carnival full of energy and produced some fantastic performances in both the boys and girls races. Well done to the Year 3 teachers for preparing their students with huff ‘n’ puff sessions in the lead up to the carnival. I was impressed this year by the fast times across all year groups, showing students are able to run for longer periods of time. I would like to thank the Faction Captains for their assistance in preparing all students for their races and motivating their factions. Special thanks to our fantastic parent helpers and staff who worked hard to ensure all students were safe and had an enjoyable day.

In the end there can be only one winner, with McAuley taking out their 2nd shield for 2021! Well done to McAuley and thank you to all the parents who came to support their children. We are now looking forward to the Interschool Cross Country carnival in term 3 where the top 4 boys/girls from Year 4 - 6 will participate. Training for these students will commence next Thursday at Tomato Lake from 7.25am - 7.55am. Below are the Champion Boy & Girl results along with the final placings.

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Walking School Bus - Friday Mornings @ Centenary Park (7.45am)

This is a parent run initiative with some planning and support from myself and other staff members. We are also looking to gauge from parents some other walking routes that might be of interest. For this to work we would need the help of parent helpers. Many thanks to Mrs Chua who has been helping with this initiative. If you would like your child to join the Walking School Bus on Friday mornings then please complete the form below. We are also looking for parent volunteers to help make the initiative a viable option for our school community.

Click on the link below - Walking School Bus Form

Fume Free Fridays

Notre Dame is looking to continue on from where we left off in term 1 to continue promoting active transport options at our school. ‘Fume Free Fridays’ will be our active travel day where students who choose to walk, ride, skate or scoot to school will receive a star card which will be punched by Year 6 helpers at the gates on Friday mornings. These cards will then be used to go into a prize draw at the end of the term. We are also working in conjunction with the Your Move team about some exciting initiatives available to our school through the ‘Term 2 Superboost’ promotion. We will keep the school community updated via the school newsletter.

Brett Webb

PE & Yr 6 Teacher


The canteen relies on the help of volunteers to ensure the canteen runs smoothly, so I would like to thank those parents who have given up their time to volunteer over the last couple of weeks, 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


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 held every Thursday from 8.00am in the library.

Barbara Jamieson

School Banking Coordinator



Enrol with us at Mercedes College!

Mercedes College is currently interviewing for Year 7 2023 & 2024, with limited places available for Year 7 2022. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes, please visit the Mercedes College website at to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.

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Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, drums and keyboard group lessons this term during school. 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


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 children are having regular dental check-ups and treatment with their private family dentist, please feel free to remain with them.

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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