NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Term 4 Week 9 - 10 December 2020
“Don’t be afraid!
I have good news for you,
which will make everyone happy.
This very day in King David’s hometown
a Saviour was born for you.
He is Christ the Lord.
You will know who he is,
because you will find him
dressed in baby clothes and lying in a manger”
We’ve finally come to the end of this school year with all of the challenges that it has presented. Whilst the pandemic has had devastating effects worldwide, we in Western Australia have been relatively insulated from these. We are blessed to live in such a wonderful place, and it has been a privilege for our school to be a significant part of keeping children both safe and engaged throughout the year. I am constantly in awe of the efforts of our staff in maintaining such a positive learning environment and thank them for their efforts.
The positivity that exists within our school was definitely on display on Tuesday night as we celebrated with our Carols and Presentation of Awards evening. The stars of the show were certainly the children with their great performances but another highlight for me was the addition to our banner which we had displayed as the children returned to school in Term 2. Not only have we been “Happy & Strong” but “We Are Still Happy and Strong” which is an absolute credit to all members of our community.
The Carols Evening was a very apt way for us to celebrate our year and the very positive feedback that I have received from many parents certainly reflects this. There was even appreciation for the item presented by the staff who certainly let everyone know that “School’s Out For The Summer”!
The establishment of the Outside School Hours Care facility is a new experience for all of us at Notre Dame and outside of the realm of what we normally deal with. That said, things are certainly moving ahead, and Sharmane Dowse will be in touch with families prior to the end of next week regarding enrolments. Due to the very high demand for places at the centre we have applied to increase our enrolment capacity from 30 to 40 students so that we are able to accommodate the needs of more of our school families. We ask for your patience as we continue our work towards establishing the much-anticipated facility.
THE ANGEL GABRIEL
Our “Go Find Gabriel” initiative has been a hit with many of the children with a number of them telling me it’s like a big Elf on the Shelf. We are constantly on the lookout for ways to engage the children and provide relevance to the events at particular times. Hopefully, apart from the fun in finding Gabriel each day, the children have made the connection between the Annunciation of Mary’s call to be the mother of Jesus and His birth at Christmas.
Look for the Year One series of photos of them finding Gabriel’s hiding places over the past few days in their item in today’s newsletter.
DATES TO NOTE 2021
- School commences Monday 1 February 2021
- Kindergarten morning tea After drop-off on Monday 1 February 2021
- P&F Market Night Friday 12 February 2021
- Dads’ & Kids’ Campout Friday 19 March 2021
To celebrate the end of such a wonderful year of learning for all of us, children and staff are invited to wear neat casual clothes to school tomorrow.
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
Adoration every Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Reconciliation only by appointment. Please call Fr Quynh on 9277 4094.
Mass is continuing in the parish with the allowance of 250 people in the Church. We will continue to exercise physical distancing where possible. Please hand sanitise upon entering the church. Face masks can be worn in the church, if you wish. Families from the same household are asked to sit together. Collection baskets have been placed on the Offertory Table for you to put your offering in. These will not be passed around. If you are unwell or have a cold, please stay home until you feel better.
The Sunday Obligation for the faithful does not apply during this time of emergency. Mass at Home is available on Channel 10 at 6.00am on Sunday morning.
Revised Directives for Churches & Chapels
To comply with the State Government changes to COVID-19 rules, effective Saturday 5 December 2020, the Parish is required again to maintain a MANDATORY CONTACT REGISTER. This means on arrival to church and the parish centre, persons over the age of 16 are required to register their name, contact number, arrival time and date. Sheets have been provided to comply with this directive or use the QR Code. Download the SafeWA App and register using your mobile phone.
Fr Michael Quynh - Parish Priest
Notre Dame Catholic Church
345 Wright Street, CLOVERDALE WA 6105
Tel: (08) 9277 4094
The School Christmas Concert was a wonderful celebration for students, staff and parents/caregivers. Congratulations to all Award recipients for your achievements and to all students on your work during 2020. The evening was a very enjoyable event.
Thank you to all staff and parents/caregivers for your work and support for the students and School during this year. I wish everyone a peaceful Christmas and a safe, restful and happy school holiday.
Altar Servers play a very visible part in Parish liturgy. For the young person, their time of altar service plays an important part in their personal spiritual growth. The Altar Servers’ special ministry is to serve in the sanctuary in areas pertaining to the altar and lectern. They assist with the smooth flow of the liturgical rite, enhancing the spirit of worship and prayer.
In July 1992, Pope John Paul II confirmed a Vatican clarification that the 1986 Code of Canon Law #230 allows both males and females of any age to assist at serving Mass.
For further information about this special ministry, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.
Revised Directives for Churches and Chapels
To comply with the State Government changes to COVID-19 rules (effective 5 December 2020), we are again reminded to maintain a Mandatory Contact Register. This means that on arrival, each person over the age of 16 years must provide their name, contact number, time of arrival and time of departure. Sign in sheets will be provided at the Church entrance or the QR code can be used through your mobile phone.
Christmas Babies for 2020
Two babies, born between September and end of November, are invited to be a special guest at the 8.00 and 10.00 am Christmas Masses. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.
Donations are still being accepted for the Archbishop’s Appeal. Please place your donation in the baskets provided near the Parish collection basket. You can donate securely online by credit card at www.lifelink.com.au
Reflections are held every Tuesday at 6.00 pm until the 15 December 2020 in the Parish Centre.
RCIA is held every Tuesday at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.
St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Appeal
Boxes are available at both entrances to the Church for non-expired non-perishable food items. Food collected will be placed in a hamper and donated to those in need. If you wish to make a cash donation, please place in an envelope and mark SVDP Christmas Appeal and place in the 2nd collection during Mass.
Simbang Gabi Novena Masses
The Masses will be held in the Notre Dame Catholic Church, 15 – 23 December 2020, commencing at 8.00 pm. Leaflets containing details about the nine masses are available at the Church entrances.
Dr George Sekulla JP
Notre Dame Parish Council
YEAR 1 STUDENTS LOOKING FOR ANGEL GABRIEL
2021 SACRAMENT DATES
NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
RECONCILIATION – TERM ONE
SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY @ 6PM - COMMITMENT MASS
SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY @10AM - COMMITMENT MASS
THURSDAY 11 MARCH @6PM - PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP
THURSDAY 18 MARCH @6PM - RECONCILIATION CELEBRATION
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – TERM TWO
SATURDAY 8 MAY @6PM - COMMITMENT MASS
SUNDAY 9 MAY @10AM - COMMITMENT MASS
THURSDAY 13 MAY @6PM - PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY 12 MAY @10AM - RECONCILIATION FOR CANDIDATES
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY @10AM - RECONCILIATION FOR CANDIDATES
SATURDAY 29 MAY @6PM - FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CELEBRATION
SUNDAY 30 MAY @10AM - FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CELEBRATION
CONFIRMATION - TERM THREE
SATURDAY 7 AUGUST @6PM - COMMITMENT MASS
SUNDAY 8 AUGUST @10AM - COMMITMENT MASS
THURSDAY 19 AUGUST @6PM - PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST @10AM - RECONCILIATION FOR CANDIDATES
WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST @10AM - RECONCILIATION FOR CANDIDATES
SATURDAY 28 AUGUST @6PM - CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION
NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL FACEBOOK
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
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
CLOVERDALE SCHOOL DENTAL CLINIC INFORMATION
Cloverdale Dental Clinic is open from 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday during the school terms.
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