NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
12 August 2021
Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Dear Parents and Staff
Tomorrow morning at 8.45am our Year Three to Six children will attend Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption which commemorates Mary, the mother of Jesus, being taken Body and Soul to Heaven. Our school has a close relationship with Mary as our School and Parish name, Notre Dame, translates to “Our Lady” and we are guided by her example as the basis for all that we do. One of the first prayers that most of us learnt was the Hail Mary, and it is through this that we ask for her assistance as we encounter the challenges of life. During these times of uncertainty and concern let us not lose sight of the power of prayer and the comfort that we can find in asking Mary to advocate for us. Each Tuesday morning a group of staff gather to recite a decade of the Rosary as a time of reflection and redirection. Perhaps you, too, might find the time during the busyness of your day or week to reflect, be still and enjoy the warmth of allowing Mary to share your worries and concerns.
During the next month our school will be involved in various aspects of the Catholic Arts for Western Australian schools.
- Mrs Flexman has entered the artwork of some of our students in the Angelico Art Exhibition which is being held in the foyer of the Forrest Centre, 221 St Georges Terrace, Perth during business hours until 27 August. Entry to the Exhibition is free of charge and well worth visiting to see the amazing artwork of students from across our educational system.
- Our Year Three children will be performing in the Primary Sacred Choral section of the Performing Arts at St Benedict’s Church, Ardross Street, Ardross next Wednesday, 18 August.
- The Year Two and Year 3-6 Dance groups will perform in the Primary Dance section of the Festival at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 20 August.
- Our School Choir will be performing in the Primary Choral Section of the Festival at the Vasto Club in Balcatta on Wednesday 25 August.
- During the week of 13 to 17 September the Catholic Arts will be holding a Spirit of the Arts event in the CBD. Our school will be participating in various aspects throughout this week with specific dates to follow in the next couple of weeks.
P&F QUIZ NIGHT
Our very active and supportive P&F will be holding this fundraising event on Saturday 11 September and are seeking the support of our community in donating prizes for the event. Please see the information in their section of the newsletter which outlines ways that you may assist them.
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YEAR 1 CLASS NEWS
Kiya! Our term started with a bang with 1M presenting an amazing assembly about First Nation Peoples. To follow on, during our NAIDOC Week celebration, our class each wrote a prayer to contribute to our school prayer book. We focussed on our connection to country, especially Dadirri, encouraging us to slow down, listen and connect to where we are.
Parents look out! Your children might convince you to let them stay up late, watch more television, play all day on devices or even eat more vegetables as we are beginning to learn how to write a persuasive argument! Persuasive writing means having an opinion on a topic and trying to convince the reader to agree with you.
In Maths we have looked at place value and patterns. We are whizzes at skip counting by 2, 5 and 10.
Makerspace has begun this term and we spent our first week making weather recording devices. One of our activities will incorporate what we have made in a school weather report using the green screen app. We are having so much fun learning about technologies.
We loved watching the Olympics and learning some interesting facts about Japan. One of these facts is that the art of folding paper, which is called origami, is traditionally associated with Japan. We did some origami, making fish and dogs. We are looking forward to the Paralympics starting soon.
This year’s Book Week theme is: "Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds."
Books have the ability to transform and inform, encourage creativity, and inspire and challenge us to make new connections. This is the perfect opportunity for readers to set their minds free and roam among the wild world of books while celebrating all the best things about books and reading.
Our school library has purchased some of the new and popular books that are being read around Australia during Children’s Book Week. Your child will listen to these new stories in Book Week and have the opportunity to borrow them too.
Book Week activities will be held in the official Book Week dates from the 21-27 August. These activities will be hosted by the Year 6 Library Monitors.
Dress Up Day! Wednesday 8th September
Come to school dressed as your favourite book character! Participate in the Dress Up Day Parade, 9:00am in the Mother Mary Piazza. If you need some inspiration, please visit the link below:
2021 Primary Champion Schools Cross Country
Good luck to Eva (4M) and Isla (5M) who will be competing at the 2021 Primary Champion Schools Cross Country today at UWA Sports Park in Mt Claremont. This is a 2.5km event that brings the best runners from all Perth Schools. We wish the girls the best of luck and we know they will make us proud with their efforts.
2021 Junior Athletics
Information for the Junior Athletics Carnival will be going out early next week for all PP - Year 2 parents. The carnival is scheduled to be held in Week 6 - Friday 27 August.
Fume Free Fridays
We will be continuing to push on with our active travel day scheduled for Fridays this term. We want to see as many students walking or riding to school. Any student who chooses this option will receive a star card where they will get this punched by a Year 6 helper. These will then be put into a draw at the end of the term for some fantastic prizes. We will also be doing ‘random’ star card days throughout the term. There will also be the opportunity for different activities and rewards for students who choose active travel throughout the term.
Walking School Bus
If you are interested or already taking part in a ‘Walking School Bus’ then please contact me. We currently have one running from Centenary Park but I’d love to hear from families who are already running this with other families, as well as those who may be interested in starting one up. The Centenary Park ‘Walking School Bus’ is scheduled on Friday mornings.
Yr 6 & Sports Teacher
PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
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.
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.
School Banking Coordinator
PARENTS' & FRIENDS' ASSOCIATION NEWS
Notre Dame Mum’s Night
Friday 27th August 2021. Please see flyer for details and RSVP via Trybooking for catering purposes. Food platters provided.
The Notre Dame Quiz Night fundraiser will take place on Saturday September 11, 2021. Please see the attached flyer for further information and bookings.
The P&F are seeking donations for the Quiz Night that can be used as prizes, auction items and raffles. If you own or manage a business and would like to donate an item, service or voucher, please contact the P&F on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
We will also be taking donations for hampers through the front office. If you have any of the below items that you would like to donate, unopened and in good condition, please place them in the tubs provided in the administration office:
Women’s and Men’s toiletries or beauty products
Children’s books or games/puzzles
Sporting equipment or outdoor games
Confectionary sweets and lollies
Thank you once again to our wonderful school community.
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KEYED UP MUSIC
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 www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form
VacSwim swimming lessons
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and 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
CLOVERDALE SCHOOL DENTAL CLINIC INFORMATION
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)
Ph: 9479 7222