18 November 2021

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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

You who own the faith of Jesus,
sing the wonders that were done
when the love of God the Father
over sin the victory won,
when he made the Virgin Mary
mother of his only Son.

Dear Parents and Staff

As we move into the last few weeks of the school year, whilst we remain firmly focussed upon ensuring that all children have a great end to this year, some of our focus is upon planning for the year ahead. A significant component of this is the development and preparation of our Year Five students as they move towards student leadership in their final year at our school. Whilst only eight students are officially elected Student Leaders, there are many opportunities for all to excel whether as a Library Monitor, Faction Captain or within Council groups. Each year I am amazed by the growth of the students, both physically and emotionally, during their final year of Primary education. Some of these have served in elected leadership positions but, often, many others, whose talents shine through, are happy to not seek the limelight, but, rather, to influence and serve from within the group. Their contribution is at least as valuable as that of the elected few. Next Monday, 22 November, our current Student Leaders will lead the Year Five students in a day of activities designed to inform and prepare them for the year ahead. I wish them all a great day of learning and look forward to enjoying the leadership journey with them in 2022.


What a delight it was to be invited to join with the Kindy children yesterday morning for their Liturgy of the Word. In his Homily, Fr Quynh spoke about the need to be thankful for all that we receive, and I am truly thankful for being able to share such a special time with the children. I especially loved the “Thank You Lord” song where they thanked God for all of the animals that He created.

I look forward to joining with the Pre-Primary classes for their Liturgy on 1 December at 10.00am.


The Annual Community Meeting (ACM) for both the School Advisory Council and the Parents’ and Friends’ Association will be held in the school library next Tuesday at 6.00pm. I hope many parents will be able to attend to hear of the great achievements that each of these groups have made this year.


Each year the children have the opportunity to meet with their teacher and classmates for the following year near the end of Term 4. This will take place on Friday 3 December between recess and lunch time. The Class lists and Teaching staff will be posted on the school website from 4.00pm on Thursday 2 December.


The excitement is building in expectation of this hugely popular event which will be held next Friday, 26 November. Please consider sponsoring your child as all funds raised will help us to build new playground equipment.


· 3YO Kindy fun morning – Tuesday 30 November

· 4YO Kindy Muddy Gully adventure – Wednesday 1 December

· School Choir visiting Notre Dame Parish and The Little Sisters of the Poor – Thursday 2 December

· Year Six Graduation Mass – Friday 3 December at 6.00pm

· Carols & Presentation of Awards Evening – Tuesday 7 December at 6.00pm

· Whole school Thanksgiving Mass – Wednesday 8 December at 8.45am

· Class fun excursions/incursions (PP – Year 6) – Thursday 9 December

· 3YO children final session for 2021 – Thursday 9 December

· Final day of attendance (4YO Kindy – Year 6) – Friday 10 December

· Classes commence for 2022 on Monday 31 January

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St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

Boxes have been placed at both entrances of the Church for donations of ‘in-code’ non-perishable food items for Christmas Hampers. Donations will be received up to 13 December 2021. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Bible Studies

Each Tuesday evening commencing at 6.00 pm in the Parish Centre.

Planned Giving Envelopes 2021 – 2022 Financial Year

The envelopes are available from the School side entrance of the Church. Please take the same number as last year and tick your name off. If you are taking a set for the first time, please write your name and contact details next to the number that you are taking. Direct Debit forms are also available. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Parish.

Continuing the Dialogue – Plenary Council

The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites Parishioners to hear Perth’s women members share their experience of the first Assembly of the Plenary Council. The event will be held on Thursday 18 November 2021 at James Nestor Hall, Catholic Education Office in Leederville. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.

Live Christ Share Christ Seminar

Advent Preparation will be held on Saturday 27 (9.30 am – 12.00 noon) and Sunday 28 (11.00 am – 5.00 pm) November 2021. Come along and discover what it means to have Christ in your life.

Dr George Sekulla JP


Notre Dame Parish Council




Last week we all participated in a beautiful prayer liturgy. We spoke with Father Quynh about the different ways we can talk to God and we all shared the prayer that God gave us, The Our Father. In Year One we love singing and we are sure many of the children’s favourite part was singing the song Ask, Seek, Knock which reminds us that when you ask, He cares; when you seek He’s there; when you knock, God opens up the door – we are never alone so all we need to do is pray!


We recently visited Chevron Playground and Matagurup Bridge as part of learning about our local community and the Aboriginal seasons. We investigated the seasons, walked over the bridge, which for many of us was a first, and attempted to sketch the bridge. We enjoyed playing on the amazing playgrounds too!


  1. Last week we enjoyed a Y-safe incursion. We learnt two important facts. Only talk to people online if you know their first and last name, have meet them in person and your parents know them and
  2. Don’t ever give out your personal private information. This is information like your address, phone number and full name.


This week we are learning all about time. We can now tell the time to half past and o’clock on both a digital and analogue clock. You could help us with this at home by talking to us about time and asking us to tell you the time.

We cannot believe that our first year in big school uniform is almost coming to a close. We have had so much fun!

Mrs McLure, Mrs Pirie & Ms Carlton


The permission slips and sponsorship forms must be returned by Friday 19 November. Sponsorship money and donations are due back by Friday 3 December. Prizes will be drawn on Monday 6 December at assembly.
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Outstanding Achievements


Well done to Cooper (6P) who has been selected for the State 12’s School Boys Cricket Team that will be playing in Geraldton next week. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish Cooper the best of luck for his games next week.

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Well done to Leah (6P) who recently took part in the State SunSmart WA Endurance Championships. Leah has been training very hard recently and had a great result, coming in 5th place overall in the combined swimming, board and running legs. Leah is also currently the state champion in the swimming leg of the endurance races. Great work, Leah!

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Regional School Cup Cricket Blast Finals - Yokine Reserve

Last Thursday, some of our Year 6 boys took part in the Regional Cricket Finals held at Yokine Reserve. Our Boys team took out the Interschool Cricket Carnival in term 1 against our Interschool Cluster so were selected for the next stage at the Regional Finals. The boys were full of excitement and we were blessed with fantastic weather all day.

The boys showed great determination the whole day and held their own against some very impressive teams. Our division ended up having 2 teams going through to the state finals being held at the famous WACA ground. Notre Dame wasn’t one of them but provided some fantastic highlights for the parents and guardians who came to watch. My deck chair also got a much needed workout for the day :). We ended up with 1 win and 3 losses for the day, great work boys and many thanks to the WACA staff and Belridge SHS students who helped organise and run the day so smoothly. There are plenty of great options available for cricket at the moment so please have a look at the flyer below for Ascot cricket club or go to Play Cricket for details about other clubs and programs around your area.

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It's not too late for year 4 & 5 girls to join Ascot Eagles U11 Girls Cricket Team!

Why not try something new this summer?

Playing Saturday mornings 8:30-10:45am during school term 4 and term 1.

Training Wednesday afternoons 4:30-6pm at Middleton Park Cloverdale.

We have a very friendly team of girls who look forward to welcoming your daughter.

Interested? Contact Simone 0403572046 or

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Brett Webb

P.E & Year 6 Teacher


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.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator


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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Time flies when we are having fun, doesn’t it? It feels just like a blink of the eye but it’s actually halfway through Term 4 already! Over the past two weeks at OSHC, we strived to cater to children’s interests and strengths in our programming.

What a crowd Ryan and his Batman fave have attracted!

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Jayden and his friends were exposed to Sudoku for the first time. They found it such an exciting challenge for their logical thinking.

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Who doesn’t like Bluey? Let’s make an ears hat to wear so we look just like Bluey and her friends.

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Who wouldn’t like their windows decorated with the lovely stained ‘glass’ that was made from coloured cards?

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These floppy mats are new but very well accepted by OSHC children from all age groups. They can be written or drawn on with whiteboard makers and be cleaned with a wet wipe. Simple as!

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For the Remembrance Day, we made red poppy flowers with paper and pipe cleaners.

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Last but not least, OSHC will closed on the following dates during the holiday season. It’s important to plan your bookings ahead to avoid confusion and unwanted stress.

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The catalogue for the Book Club has now been distributed to each class. Due to the fact that our school closes on 10th December this does not leave a lot of time to organize the orders, to ensure that the children receive their books. Therefore the close of date will be 9 AM on Thursday 25 November. No orders after this time will be accepted.

Please note the following

  1. Books can be ordered on line through the Loop system on Scholastic.
  2. If you are ordering manually please ensure that the correct money is provided and the order given to the front office.
  3. if your child has completed the order please check that it is correct.

Many thanks for your help

Kind regards Barbara Jamieson

Scholastic Book Club Coordinator


School Banking is held every Thursday from 8.00am in the library.

Barbara Jamieson

School Banking Coordinator



On Tuesday 23rd November 2021, Notre Dame Catholic Primary will have their Annual Community Meeting. During the meeting, all P&F positions will become vacant and anyone from the school community is welcome to nominate for a committee position. If you are interested in a position on the committee or as a Class Representative, please complete the attached form and return it to the front office by Tuesday 16th November. Forms are also available at the front office. For further information about any of the P&F roles, please contact P&F President Nicole Beresford via email on

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When: Friday 26th November

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Where: Miles Park

Fundraising for upgrades to the Nature Playground. If you are able to help, please email P&F member Nicole Beresford on

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Night Market 2022

Save the Date- Friday 11th February 2022.

Food trucks, silent disco, bouncy castles.

Nicole Beresford

P&F President



Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, drums and keyboard group lessons during this school term. 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


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Mercedes College | A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in all year groups for 2022. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit the Mercedes website at to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.


Cloverdale School Dental clinic is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Our phone number is 9479 7222.

Our last day will be Thursday 16th December 2021, we will reopen Monday 31st January 2022.

If you have an emergency during this break, the Mt Henry Clinic, 43 Mt Henry Rd, Salter Point, will be open during all work days from 8:15 am to 4:30pm, Mon to Friday. Their phone number is 9313 0552.

Loose teeth are NOT deemed an emergency. Please encourage children to wobble their loose teeth until they fall out on their own. Some loose teeth tighten up again, then loosen. Cloverdale School clinic is a very busy centre, and we really appreciate your patience with waiting for appointments. Please contact us should you have any queries.

Best wishes for a relaxed and safe school holidays

Sharon, Daniela, Tess, Megan, Phyllis, Elle and Nina

Cloverdale Dental Therapy Centre Staff

180 Fisher St (Clinic access through Gate 5 off Hendra St)

Cloverdale 6105

Ph: 9479 7222