Foundations for Life Long Learning - 28 JUNE 2018

A Prayer for the End of the Term

We thank you Lord for this term

For the challenges, for the

Successes and for the mistakes

From which we have learned.

Be with us Lord as we spend time with

Our family and friends. Give us

Strength and courage to do what is

Right; to appreciate what others do

For us and to be peacemakers in

Our family. Keep us safe in our

Activities; give us good rest and

Good fun. Bring us back refreshed

And ready for a new term. We thank

You for each other and for the gift of

Holidays. May we always be

Conscious of you in our lives. We

Ask this through Jesus Christ our

Lord. Amen

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Dear Parents

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend the meetings with their children’s teachers yesterday afternoon and evening. The written Report is limited in the information that it presents and I trust you found the meetings with teachers to be beneficial in providing you with a deeper understanding of your child’s progress. It is particularly important that the parents and the teacher work together to provide an environment in which children have the greatest opportunity for educational success. Thank you also to the teachers who, at the end of a busy term, spent a lot of time in preparing for the meetings.

The Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment 2018

At the request of the Western Australian Bishops, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 9 students in Catholic schools across Western Australia will take part in The Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA) from the week commencing Monday 30th July in Term 3. The assessment will be accessible to students online.

The Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment is a large-scale, standardised assessment that consists of a series of Religious Education (RE) tests developed and marked by Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA). The purpose of the BRLA is to measure student learning of the content in the RE curriculum. Formal school and student reports are produced by CEWA and will become available to schools in Term 4.

The BRLA provides a ‘point in time’ snapshot of student performance in RE. Students’ knowledge and understanding of the content of the RE curriculum is assessed using a combination of multiple choice, short and extended response items. Students’ faith is not assessed. The use of the BRLA complements the school based assessment programs in RE.

Please contact your child’s teacher or myself if you have any enquiries regarding the administration of The Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment.


Edu-Dance will commence next Term. It is a creative hip-hop dance program designed to improve coordination, musical appreciation, self confidence, fun and fitness. The program will run all Term and will conclude with a concert giving the children an opportunity to experience the excitement of performing in front of an audience. Children are to wear their sports uniform on their nominated Edu-Dance day.

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Term Three

Term Two finishes this Friday and Term Three commences on Monday, 16 July. To celebrate the end of Term children and staff are invited to wear neat casual clothes to school tomorrow. I wish all families and staff a happy and safe holiday break.

Best wishes and God bless.

Carmel Cutri

Assistant Principal


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.


Any parents who have children who are turning 4 years of age before the 30 June 2019 and wish to enrol them at Notre Dame Catholic Primary School, please contact the front office on 6272 7100 between 8.00am and 3.30pm.



Staff & Students K-Yr 6 commence


3 YR OLD commence


Merit Assembly

Talk from Sister Frances about Peru





P&F Meeting @ 6.30pm


Grandparents' Day Mass @8.45am and morning tea


Yr 4-6 Interschool Cross Country at Tomato Lake


Assembly Yr 3P



PJ Day


Assembly Yr 5P

Year 6 Class News

It is so hard to believe that we are at the end of yet another semester with our Year 6 students. It has been a very busy yet productive term.

The beginning of the term started with an excursion to Parliament House, the Constitutional Centre and a self-guided tour of Kings Park.

The students were taught about how members of Parliament, who have been elected by the people of Western Australia, work to represent our State. The students were greeted by Cassie Rowe, Member for Belmont, who welcomed the students and treated them to a drink and small gift. The self-guided tour of Kings Park, allowed the students to explore the State’s Botanic Garden and State War Memorial Precinct and reflect on how the role of Kings Park has changed over time.

The students have recently completed an integrated program that incorporated the learning areas of English, health and technology. In health, the students researched the health benefits of healthy foods (fruits and vegetables), this led into planning and writing a procedure on their Healthy Smoothie and finally as part of technologies, the students were able to use a ‘Blender Bike’ from the Victoria Park Council to make their smoothie. The students thoroughly enjoyed riding the bike and using a blender to make their creations.

As part of STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the students have been participating in the Makerspace program. The students are encouraged to program robots and create prototypes using Little Bits and other materials to develop creative projects. It promotes learning through play, encourages the students to work collaboratively and allows them to be critical and creative thinkers.

The Eagles Cup Competition was a wonderful inclusion to the Physical Education Program. The competition consisting of netball, soccer and footy is held every year between schools in the region. The final round robin lightning carnival was held last Thursday at Maida Vale Reserve. The students displayed excellent sportsmanship and represented their school with pride. We are all looking forward to a well-earned rest and to the start of the final semester.

Mrs Boyle, Mr Seers and Mrs Jennings

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Cross Country Carnival (3 - 6) - Tomato Lake Reserve 14 June

On Thursday, 14 June, students from Years 3 - 6 participated in the annual Notre Dame Cross Country Carnival held at Tomato Lake Reserve. We were blessed with a fantastic sunny day which provided the students with great excitement. There were some fantastic team and individual performances throughout the day and one of the many highlights is always seeing the Year 3 in their first competitive race with the senior group. Years 3 & 4 students ran a 1.3km track with the Year 5 and 6 completing a 1.5km track. One of the other highlights was definitely the fantastic team chant competition, with Mrs Pethick being at the forefront of motivating each faction. The cross country is a great competition because ultimately it comes down to how consistent each team is over all year levels. Our winners for this year were Prendiville. They proved yet again to be too strong this year. Well done, Prendiville! I would like to thank again all the fantastic parents who helped out on the day and the efforts of all teachers and staff in their respective roles. Below are the end results and champion boy/girl positions.

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Year 6 Lighting Carnival - Maida Vale Reserve Thursday, 21 June

Last Thursday, Year 6 students represented the school at the annual Interschool Lightning carnival held at Maida Vale Reserve. This is a culmination of the Friday sport competition the Year 6 group has taken part in this term. The students came into the day excited to test themselves against some fantastic competition. There were some great performances throughout the day. We had a breakthrough game in our Soccer competition, with Jacob scoring the first Notre Dame goal for the competition. I also heard Mr. Seers put on a good showing in the last game, with a bit of a game with the teachers and students. Netball A had yet another consistent performance and should be proud of their efforts. The AFL group put on some fantastic displays of football, with some heart pounding finishes that had the parents trying to will them over the line. Our big stars this year was the Netball B team, undefeated in both competitions and bringing home two pieces of silverware. This is a fantastic effort and the Netball B team should be very happy with their efforts. I would like to thank Mr. Seers, Mrs Jennings & Miss Morris for their handwork and dedication taking on the teams this term. I would also like to thank all the parents who have helped out with bringing fruit, washing guernseys, assisting with umpiring/coaching and lots of other jobs. It really means a lot to have such a supportive parent community. Below are the results for both competitions this term. Well done, Notre Dame!

Lightning Carnival


1st - St Munchins

2nd (tied) - St Emilie’s & St Joseph's

4th (tied) - Notre Dame & Sacred Heart

5th - Xavier


1st - St Munchin’s

2nd - St Joseph's

3rd - Sacred Heart

4th - Xavier

5th - St Emilie’s

6th - Notre Dame

Netball A

1st - Xavier’s

2nd - Notre Dame

3rd - Sacred Heart

4th - St Munchin’s

5th - St Joseph’s

6th - St Emilie’s

Netball B

1st - Notre Dame

2nd (tied) - St Joseph’s & St Munchin’s

4th - Sacred Heart

5th (tied) - Xavier & St Emilie's

Eagles, Glory & Fever Cup


1st - St Munchin’s

2nd - St Joseph’s

3rd - St Emilie’s

4th - Notre Dame

5th - Sacred Heart

6th - Xavier


1st - St Munchin’s

2nd - Sacred Heart

3rd - St Joseph’s

4th - Xavier

5th - St Emilie’s

6th - Notre Dame

Netball A

1st - Xavier

2nd - Sacred Heart

3rd - Notre Dame

4th (tied) - St Joseph’s & St Munchin’s

6th - St Emilie’s

Netball B

1st - Notre Dame

2nd - Sacred Heart

3rd (tied) - St Joseph’s & St Emilie’s

5th - Xavier

6th - St Munchin’s

Brett Webb

Sports Teacher

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Channel 9 Team of the Week

This week our Year 4 Notre Dame Stars netball team were selected to be part of the Channel 9 ‘Team of the Week’ segment. The girls took part in the weather broadcast promoting netball in Western Australia. They were also treated to a tour of the studio which included reading a script from the camera and having a photo with Mark Thommo Thompson. It was certainly a wonderful opportunity for our young girls to promote the importance of healthy exercise and being part of a sporting team.

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Mondays & Thursday 1.30-3.30pm

For your convenience, if you are unavailable at the opening times, you are welcome to place your order and payment at the front office. All paid orders will be delivered to the child's class or you will be contacted to pick up orders from the front office.

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator


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


We have been presented with a ring and necklace on the school grounds. If you have lost any of these items during this term, can you please come and see Administration.


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P&F Education Event

Term 3: Tuesday 4 September

Cyber Safety Education sessions for students, teachers and parents, conducted by ySafe

Further Information to follow.

Bec Blomfield


The P&F would like to thank Cassie Rowe for her generous donation of a bike for our Lapathon fundraiser. Samantha Medd from Year 5M was the winner of the raffle which was drawn last Friday, 22nd June at the assembly.

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Mercedes College is proud to present its 2018 Production of The Addams Family. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Find out what happens when the family hosts a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Featuring a cast of over 70, this musical comedy is proudly presented by the students of Mercedes College. Coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 27 July. Tickets are available at

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St Norbert College invites applications for the Blessed Ricvera Music Scholarship for students commencing in Year 7, 2019. To obtain an application form please visit the College website at or phone Katherine Freind on 9350 5433 to receive an application form.

Applications close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Chadwick Beins

Head of Learning Area - The Arts

City of Belmont

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