Term 2 Week 7: 11 JUNE

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Dear Parents and Staff

This morning Stefanie Bradshaw and I had a meeting with Fr Quynh and staff from St Maria Goretti School to discuss the 2020 Sacramental programmes. The Archbishop has recently announced that we may proceed with the celebration of the Sacraments of Penance (Reconciliation) and First Eucharist as long as we observe the various Government regulations regarding group gatherings, physical distancing and cleaning. At this stage we are not to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation, however, we are hopeful that this will be able to take place as the year progresses. Due to the various protocols that we must observe there will be some changes to format and timing of the celebration of the Sacraments, but the very good news is that we will be able move forward with the planning for each of these. Please see below for the specific details.

This morning’s meeting represents another step along our journey to restore our normal activities which allow the children to maintain their confidence in a bright future ahead.


At this stage the Commitment Liturgies for each of the Sacraments will be held during a regular school day rather than at a weekend Mass. The parent/child workshops will not occur at school, but the relevant materials and instructions will be forwarded to parents for completion at home. Class teachers will contact parents in the lead up to the celebration of the Sacrament

  • Reconciliation:

    This will be held at 9.30am on Wednesday 24 June for children in Year 3M and Wednesday 1 July for children in Year 3P. Children from other Year levels who have enrolled to receive the Sacrament will be allocated one of the Wednesdays and parents will be advised once this has been determined. Parents are welcome to attend however, due to group gathering regulations, siblings and extended family will not be able to join us.

  • First Eucharist:
    This Sacrament will be celebrated over the weekend of 15 & 16 August. The children from Year 4M will receive the Sacrament at a special Mass time of 4.00pm on Saturday 15 August and the Year 4P class will receive the Sacrament at another special Mass time of 12.00pm on Sunday 16 August. Parents are welcome to attend, but the attendance of other family and friends will be governed by the group gathering regulations that apply at the time. We will keep families updated regarding these.

  • Confirmation:
    As stated above, the Sacrament of Confirmation has been postponed for the time being. However, Fr Quynh is optimistic that this directive may change in the near future, so we have scheduled for the children to receive the Sacrament on 12 September at the 6.00pm Mass. As a minimum parents and Sponsors will be able to attend but we hope that the regulations at the time will allow for other family and friends to attend as well.


  • In the Newsletter on 28 May I stated that Teachers would be contacting Parents by telephone on the morning of Friday 3 July. Things are changing very rapidly with regard to the regulations and so we have decided to conduct the interviews face to face as we believe this provides greater opportunities for Teachers to share more relevant information regarding their assessment of your child’s progress. The meetings will be of 10 minutes duration, commencing at 7.30am with the last timeslot at 12.50pm.

  • Parents are invited to access the online booking (PTO) from 4.00pm on Monday 22 June.

  • Semester Reports will be available online from 4.00pm on Friday 26 June.
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A livestreamed Mass for Sundays will be celebrated by Archbishop Costelloe SDB at 11.00am.

The links are as follows and will be accessible from approx 11.00am:

Archdiocese Website –

Archdiocese Facebook -

The Record YouTube -

Our Parish Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) as follows:

Saturday at 6.00pm, Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am & 6.00pm

As recommended by the WA Government and Health Department of WA only 100 attendees will be seated in the church with physical distancing (1.5m) from other patrons. Good hygiene and 2 sq. metres of floor space per person rule will apply.

Mass will be livestreamed in the Parish Centre with seating of 50 people with physical distancing applying. Health Department guidelines will be followed on entering the church & Parish Centre.

Adoration every Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.


Reconciliation only by appointment. Please call Fr Quynh on 9277 4094.

Fr Michael Quynh - Parish Priest

Notre Dame Catholic Church

345 Wright Street, CLOVERDALE WA 6105

Tel: (08) 9277 4094




Was your child born between 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017?

If your child was born between these dates, they are eligible for our 4 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2021. Registrations for 2021 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.


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.



The Year 3 children have commenced their guidelines on Church. We have been looking at how people participate in communities and how families are often the first and most common community for many people. We made a family shield to represent our own families and were given the opportunity to provide an explanation of why we included various symbols. We are now reflecting on how we have been called to participate in God’s family through our Catholic community.


In Geography we have been focusing on Australia’s neighbours. We are currently working on a report for one of the countries considered to be our neighbour and we are discovering some interesting facts and details about these places.

We have integrated this topic with art and have linked it with three countries. We created volcanoes for Indonesia, sponging the background and then adding paint to depict an erupting volcano. Did you know that Indonesia has 127 active volcanoes?

We completed koru art for New Zealand. The koru, which is a Maori word for loop, is a spiral shape based on the appearance of a new unfurling silver fern frond. It is an integral symbol in Maori art, carving and tattooing. The koru symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace. We drew our own patterns and designs in a koru shape and then coloured them with texta, crayon and edicol dye.

Finally, to represent the beautiful islands and waters of the Pacific Ocean, we created an underwater collage. We did this by using edicol dye and salt to produce a crystal water background and then added underwater elements, such as shells, seaweeds and sea creatures.


During Design and Technology this term we built robots to learn about the design and construction process. Firstly, we designed robots that would be made from recycled materials. Our robots had to help us to do a chore around the house. There were some great ideas such as dishwashing robots, dog poo cleaning robots and homework robots!

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Once we had come up with our very creative designs we started building. It was VERY messy but a lot of fun. We realised very quickly that sometimes you have to make changes to your design when you are building because it does not always work out the way that you want it to. This is called evaluating and it was good to make changes to our robots to make them better and stronger. We were very proud of our finished projects and even made Book Creators about the design process.

Online Learning

Online learning was a huge and interesting challenge for us in Year 3. We used Seesaw to complete our activities at home and at school. It was a big learning process for both students and the teachers and we are very proud of the work that was completed during this time.

“I liked some of the activities that we did on Seesaw and some of them were really fun. I didn’t like the colouring in because I couldn’t be neat. I like colouring with a texta."

Paul Sekulla 3M

“I thought the activities on Seesaw were fun. I had to record my voice sometimes and it made me more confident. I did miss coming to school and being with my friends.”

Milla Fernandes-Dodlsey.

Mrs Pethick & Miss Horne


Did you know that batteries can be recycled?

Yet 94% of all batteries are placed into our regular rubbish bins.

Here at Notre Dame Catholic Primary School we want to get better at recycling batteries.

We have always had a large battery recycling container in the library, but now we have smaller collection containers in every classroom!

Please collect any “dead” batteries at home (an old take away container with a lid is great for collecting!) and send them in to school for recycling. Your child can drop them into their classroom container.

This is another awesome thing we can do for the environment!

Thanks for being “waste-wise”.

ND Sustainability Team

Bree Jennings

Year 5 Teacher

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We would appreciate parents re-checking your date on the lunch order before you select submit.
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Due to Covid-19 we are waiting to receive a number of uniform items made overseas. I will inform parents as soon as these arrive. I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

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


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Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 4 & Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2022 & 2023 respectively. If you are considering enrolling your daughter and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.

Enquiries are also welcome for places in Year 7 for 2020 and 2021. For more information please refer to the College website,


Trinity College warmly invites you to attend an Open Day for prospective students on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. Families are welcome to attend the 9:15am or 4:15pm session. Each session will include a welcome by the Principal, followed by student led tours of the College, concluding with light refreshments and a chance to chat with some of our teaching staff and admissions team. Bookings can be made at:


School holiday Cloverdale School Dental Clinic information

Located at the Cloverdale Primary School, 180 Fisher St Cloverdale, please enter via gate 5 on Hendra St. Phone 9479 7222

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 open, seeing patients and following the up to date health department covid 19 measures.

We will be open during the July 2020 school holidays too.

Should you have an emergency outside the above working hours contact your family dentist or the emergency service on 1800 098 818