Foundations for Life Long Learning - 6 September

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Dear Parents and Staff

Our Year Six children completed the last step in their journey towards their Confirmation when they participated in an excellent Retreat day facilitated by Faith Retreats last Monday. We look forward to celebrating this very special time with them and their families on Saturday evening when they receive the Sacrament from Fr Quynh. Please remember to keep them and their teachers in your prayers.


We have a great day planned for the children tomorrow as we celebrate our school’s charism by recognising our Mercy tradition. The foundress of the Mercy Sisters Catherine McAuley, was born in Dublin, Ireland on 29 September 1778. She established the Sisters of Mercy in December 1831. The first Mercy Sisters to come to Perth arrived in 1846 and were led by Sr Ursula Frayne in whose honour a plaque has been laid in the footpath in Perth city near the corner of St George’s Terrace and Barrack Street. The Mercy Sisters commenced working at Holy Name School in Carlisle in 1938 and in 2010 Holy Name School amalgamated with Notre Dame with a new school on the current Cloverdale site being officially opened in 2011. Our Mercy Day celebrations are in honour of our Religious founders and the many Sisters who have worked in our school over many years.

~Resolve to do good today and better tomorrow~

(Catherine McAuley)

The programme for the day is:

· 8.45am Whole School Mass

· 9.45am – 10.45am Activities about the Catherine McAuley and the Mercy Sisters

· 11.15am – 1.00pm Mini Fete

· 2.00pm – 3.00pm Tabloid Sports with Buddy Classes

Things to note:

· Each child is asked to bring a $5.00 donation which will be passed on to the Mercy Sisters for their missionary work.

· There will be no charge for any of the activities throughout the day.

- Cakes and slices for morning tea.

- Hot dog and juice box for lunch.

- The children will participate in all games and activities for no charge.

· It is a Free Dress day for all children and staff.


Congratulations to all of our Year Five children who presented so beautifully at their Night of the Notables afternoon/evening yesterday. They all spoke with confidence and had thoroughly researched their notable person. For me the most notable persons were the children who excelled in an environment that so many people find very daunting. I now look forward to the Year Four presentations at their Awesome Aussies presentations on Wednesday of the last week of this Term.


I’m really looking forward to the culmination of the children’s efforts in Edudance with their concert performances in the last week of Term. I have heard that some staff may even be joining their class for the performance!

· Monday 17 September (2.15pm) ‘M’ Classes

· Tuesday 18 September (2.15pm) ‘P’ Classes

I hope to see many parents there to support the children’s wonderful efforts.


Each year Catholic Education WA celebrates the many talents within our schools with a Carnevale in the Perth Cultural Centre. This year our School Choir has been invited to entertain the people of Perth at this event in the session between 11.15am – 12.30pm. If you’re in the city I’m sure they would appreciate your support.


I often receive requests from parents regarding which High School they should consider for their child’s Secondary Education. Whilst I am happy to give an opinion based upon what I know about the various schools, an effective method of determining which school is to attend Open Days. Mercedes Collegewill be holding their Open Day next Tuesday 11 September with guided tours at 8.30am and 11.00am. Please collect a flyer from our school office if you are interested.


Please follow the link below to see Archbishop Costelloe’s Pastoral Letter in response to the Royal Commission.

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Confirmation Mass @ 6.00pm



Field Events


Field Events


Field Events


Carnevale - Choir

Junior Carnival 9.00am-12.30pm


Assembly Year 5M


400m Events

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If your child turns 3 between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 and you would like them to attend 3 Year Old Kindy in 2019 at Notre Dame Catholic Primary School, please contact the front office on 6272 7100 between 8.00am and 3.30pm.


What a busy term we have had in Year One. There has been Pyjama day, Book Week, we welcomed our grandparents into our classroom to look at our wonderful work and we have been practicing really hard to master our EDU-Dance routine.

In between the many events over this term we have been learning about Fairy Tales. We have been looking closely at the characters in the Fairy Tales and how we can describe them and we have looked at the many places that a fairy tale can be set. We have also learnt that a Fairy Tale has a problem and a solution. Currently we are completing a news presentation to our class mates on our favourite Fairy Tale. We are even beginning to create our very own Fairy Tale stories.

A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have a visit to Brownes Dairy. We had the opportunity to look at a real cow, watch the milk be packaged by the robot and taste some yummy flavoured yoghurt. We learnt something interesting; it is not good for you to drink raw milk. We came back to school with a Brownes flavoured milk that we could enjoy.

This term we have been doing Makerspace once a week. We have been using our super creative brains to build some amazing construction pieces from cardboard, build lego characters, explore with tegu blocks and have had the opportunity to code with the robots. We love Makerspace and will be sad when its all over this term.

This week is another busy week in Year One. On Monday we had an RAC incursion where we learnt how to cross the road safely; “stop, look, listen and think”. Tuesday we participated in the Y-safe Incursion and Wednesday we experienced an opera incursion.

WOW! We really can’t believe how quickly this term has flown by. As you can tell we are just having so much fun learning and experiencing new things.

Year 1 Teachers

Miss Rognetta, Mrs E, Mrs Sheehan, Mrs Davidson, Ms Carlton, Mrs Notte, Mrs Brisbane

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Students from all over Australia participated in the ‘Great Veggie Crunch’ this week. Notre Dame was one of the many schools involved on Tuesday, trying to make the loudest possible crunch sound we could with our fantastic veggies. I would like to thank Caroline Messenger from ‘Belmont Community Vibes’ for donating some fantastic fresh veg for the kids and staff to eat on the day. it’s a great way to come together as a school and remind ourselves of the importance of the crunch ’n’ sip program and a healthy lifestyle. It’s fair to say we definitely were crunching like crocodiles by testing out the new crunch ‘o’ meter app online (picture below). Prizes were also handed out to students showcasing healthy attitudes and behaviours and answering healthy lifestyle questions. I would also like to thank the fantastic crunch helpers and the year 4 group who helped with handing out plates of veggies to classes, setting up for the event and handing out prizes.


Junior Aths Carnival - Thursday, 13 September

Thank you to all the fantastic parents who have offered to help at the carnival. The amount of assistance offered is amazing and parents have been notified by email regarding their jobs for the day. I know all of the students are looking forward to the day. A reminder that a coffee van has been organised and that all track and team game events will be held on the school oval. Year 1 and 2 vortex rotation events (11.15am - 12.15pm) will be held at Miles Park.

Senior Field Events & 400m

Thank you the those who have offered to assist with their child’s year group field events. Parents have been notified by email with information regarding the events. A reminder that years 4-6 only will be participating in the 400m events next Friday. Year 3 students will participate in the 200m and 100m running events at the track/team games carnival in term 4. Students will be able to practise for their events on the day they are participating (e.g. Year 5 on Monday) from 8am - 8.30am next week, with the assistance of myself and faction captains. The Year 4 shot put events will remain at this stage but may be changed to vortex events pending on PE lessons this week. An SMS will be sent to Year 4 parents if this event is changed for next week.

Brett Webb

Sports Specialist


Thank you for volunteering in our canteen. Volunteers enable the canteen to provide a healthy and affordable food service to students, staff & other volunteers.

Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents, students and staff at Notre Dame.

Be warned you may walk away with a lighter wallet as your children talk you into buying canteen treats. Don’t worry about grabbing a takeaway coffee on the way to school, the canteen has our very own coffee machine and I have been told for a tea drinker I make pretty good coffee! You can have a short or long black; a flat white; a cappuccino or if you prefer we have instant. Tea drinkers can either have black or peppermint tea. If you have milk allergies we can cater to these if given notice.

A complimentary lunch is offered to our volunteers as a way of saying thank you.

We appreciate your help and hope you enjoy volunteering with us.

If you are able to volunteer in the canteen even for half an hour please fill out the form below, contact me on Monday, Wednesday or Friday or just pop in we never turn away walk-ins.


Monday 10 September: Mei Lie; Leisa

Wednesday 12 September: NO VOLUNTEER

Friday 14 September : Tanya McAullay

Hope to see you at the canteen soon.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen co-ordinator

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Monday 10 September 1.30pm-3.30pm

Thursday 13 September 1.30pm-3.30pm

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator


Every Thursday from 8.00am-8.30am in the Library.


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9 Talus Drive, Mt Richon WA 6112

Phone: 9399 2349/Fax 9399 5315

Mob: 0400 234 910

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The Belmont Sports and Recreation Club (BSRC) is excited to be announcing that we will be holding a Car Boot Sale every Sunday from the 14 October 2018. We are currently looking for local vendors who would like to earn some extra spending money while decluttering their lives. Bays are only $10 per spot. The club is a not-for-profit organisation which relies on the help and cooperation of the local community.




Please find attached a copy of the program flyer for Spring 2018 in our Active, Nutritious & Creative Lifestyles Series.

Our Spring series is now open for registrations!

As these are ticketed events, please go to and click on the RSVP link for each class to register directly via Eventbrite.


Michelle Green/Nikki Owen/Michelle Toms (casual)

Community Wellbeing Assistants


Victoria Park Community Garden Open Day

Read Park, cnr Salford and Albany Highway

11am - 2pm

Sunday 7thOctober

Once again we welcome you to join us at the garden . This year we have our very own ‘Grow and Cook’ book on sale containing lots of ideas and information for Perth home gardeners.

There will be morning tea, cake and plant stalls, tombola and everyone’s favourites, - the sausage sizzle and home made soup. So put the date in your calendar, bring family and friends along and enjoy a relaxing morning at garden.

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