Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning October 17
I trust that all families and staff had an enjoyable break from the regular school routine over the past couple of weeks and have returned to school ready for the busyness of our final Term for the year. Even though we try to keep fourth Term relatively “event-free”, as we were finalising the Term calendar recently, it became evident that this would, again, not be the case. There is barely a day throughout the Term when we don't have something on. Fortunately,
many of these events are specific to particular classes and don’t involve all of the children however, they certainly keep us on our toes. I’m particularly looking forward to the Senior and Interschool Athletics Carnivals, our school photos, the Official Opening of our renovated staffroom and support rooms, Open Night and the Book Fair, the Class and Merit assemblies and even the Colour Fun Run on 29 November. Of course, we all look forward to our Carols and Awards evening, meeting with our 2020 class teachers on transition day and our end of year excursions. One thing that I don’t particularly look forward to is farewelling the Year Six students which is both a happy and sad time. Happy because they will certainly be ready to move onto high school and be great ambassadors for our school but sad because they won’t be with us as our new school year commences in 2020. All in all, it’s going to be another very interesting last few weeks before we break for the Christmas holidays. I look forward to sharing the journey with you all.
Next Wednesday and Thursday we will have a Panel of Principals and Catholic Education Office staff visiting our school to conduct a Cyclic Review of our culture and practices. This occurs in all Catholic schools every five years and involves input from students, staff and parents, through the School Board and P&F.
The renovations to the Library and the Staffroom have been completed and we are very happy with the wonderful facilities that have been created. We will celebrate these great additions to our school at an Official Opening on Friday 1 November at 2.00pm and I invite parents to join us for the opening ceremony which will be held in the Mother Mary Piazza and a tour of the new facilities.
Our two very successful Dance groups that represented our school at the recent Festival of Performing Arts for Catholic Schools will perform for us next Friday afternoon, 25 October, at 2.30pm on the school oval. I invite all parents to arrive early to collect their children to see the wonderful efforts of the children and Mrs Donovan Flintoff and Miss Rognetta.
One of our students who starred in our school’s back to back Champion School result at the Interschool Swimming Carnival earlier this year, Charles Dave Empleo, competed in the 2019 Swimming WA Junior Short Course Championships during the school holidays achieving the following fantastic results in the 11 year old boys division.
Congratulations Charles on your great achievement, you are a wonderful example of dedication and effort to all of us.
AFTER-SCHOOL HOUR THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME FOR CHILD PEDESTRIANS ON WA ROADS
This headline, which was in The West Australian newspaper last Monday, is a very pertinent reminder for us all to be vigilant around our school at the end of each day. Primary school aged children are generally not well equipped to be fully aware of the dangers associated with traffic around the school so we, parents and staff, must take particular care to ensure their safety by being patient and observing the road and parking regulations.
P&F COCKTAIL PARTY
Unfortunately, this event, due to be held this coming Saturday evening, has had to be cancelled due to insufficient numbers. Refunds have or will be made to those who had purchased tickets through the TryBooking website. Thank you to the P&F for their continued efforts in offering a range of events to our community and to all who had committed to attending this event.
Woolworths have announced a new campaign called “Discovery Garden” where they have launched their collectable seedling kits. For every $30 you spend at Woolworths, customers can collect a seedling kit. Also, if you spend $15 on fresh fruit or vegetables within the $30 you’ll also receive a bonus seedling kit. They have a collection of 24 different varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs to collect. The campaign started on 11 September and will finish on 22 October.
So, when you do your shopping and you are offered a seedling kit, if you don’t want it, please still accept it and consider donating it to Notre Dame School because we would be delighted to receive it from you. We will use seedlings in our school vegetable garden and other gardens around the school. Just drop them into the office and we will take care of them.
Bro Stephen Barker OSM
NOTRE DAME SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOK FAIR
Book Fair 4th – 6th November
One of the school's most important events is our Book Fair. The Scholastic Book Fair will be on Monday 4th November to Wednesday 6th November. The fair will be open before school at 8am and after school at 3pm. All proceeds from the sales will go towards books for the library.
See you at the Book Fair.
Mrs Sarmardin and the Library Monitors
TERM 4 UPCOMING EVENTS
FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER
MONDAY 21 OCTOBER - FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER
National Water Week
Yr 2 Excursion Constable Care
TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER & THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER
FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER
EVENTS DURING TERM 4
Official Opening of School Renovations @ 2.00pm
WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER
Class Transition Day
Year 6 Graduation
TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER
Carols and Awards Evening
WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER
Thanksgiving Mass (Kindy - Yr 6)
End of Term for Students Friday 13 December
End of Term for Staff Friday 20 December
Online Ordering System
Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
SCHOOL PHOTOS INFORMATION Our School Photos will be taken on:
Main School - Monday 21st of October 2019 and Tuesday 22nd of October 2019
Every Student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not.
The school has chosen to use the online ordering system. Your child will be given an online ordering instruction slip and a unique student shootkey. Log onto www.msp.com.au and follow the prompts to place your order.
If you lose your shootkey the school reception will have a copy to quote back to you.
The expiry date for online ordering is the 04.11.2019. Any orders received after this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee. You can email your order request through to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office on 08 9240 8000.
Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.
Family photos are taken each morning before school.
Please ensure that your family envelope and payment are handed to the Photographers
on photo day.
If you do not have the correct money we will provide any change needed when photos
are delivered to school.
Family photos cannot be ordered online.
Special/Sports Group Photos:
• If your child is in a Special/Sports photo you will receive a link and password to the online gallery after photo day. You can then view and order if required. Photos will be delivered with the school’s bulk order.
Please Note: Class Groups, Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online
If you are available for an hour or two, please see me.
The Uniform Shop will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays in Term 4.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
Every Wednesday 8.00am - 8.30am in the School Library.
P & F NEWS
Cards that Count is back again in 2019, giving students the opportunity to create their very own professionally printed Christmas cards to distribute to family and friends.
Students should have received their templates on which to create their artwork. The completed templates need to be returned to the class teacher by Friday 18th October.
Online viewing of the cards and ordering will be available from Monday 28th October until Sunday 10th November. The professionally printed cards will then be delivered back to the school on Wednesday 4th December.
Cards will be available in packs of 10 for $12 with profits going to the local chapter of St Vincent de Paul, to help families in need at Christmas time.
If you have any questions, please contact P&F member Nicole Beresford on email@example.com.
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ST MARIA GORETTI'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL - FETE OPEN DAY
WA YOUNG SALESIANS SUMMER CAMP
CENTRE OF FAITH ENRICHMENT TERM 4
CITY OF BELMONT
THE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN (PERTH)
The Council for Australian Catholic Women (Perth) invite you to hear New Testament lecturer, Dr Michele Connolly RSJ at two free events in Perth.
Michele is a Sister of St Joseph of Lochinvar NSW and has studied in Melbourne, Chicago and Berkeley. She has taught at the Catholic Institute of Sydney since 2001.
Friday 25 October 6-9pm - WOMEN in the CHURCH: REFLECTIONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT - men and women invited. Light refreshments served from 5.30pm.
Saturday 26 October 9.30 - 4pm - WOMEN and the GOSPEL OF MARK: INSIGHTS FOR TODAY - a day for women. Light refreshments served from 9am. Light lunch included.
Both events will be held at James Nestor Hall, Catholic Education Office 50 Ruislip St Leederville.
RSVP by 21 October. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 08 9397 5988; SMS: 0400 886 835.
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