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Dear Parents and Staff

What an amazing day we had last Friday as we celebrated Mercy Day. After our Mass, so beautifully hosted by our Year Three classes, the children returned to their classrooms to complete activities about the Foundress of the Mercy Order, Catherine McAuley. I was particularly impressed by the cardboard baskets made by the Pre Primary children to replicate the baskets that the Sisters, the “walking nuns”, as they were called, would use to carry all of their necessary items as they went into the slums of Dublin.

As the Recess bell rang, there was a cheer that could be heard across the school as this signalled the start of our Mercy Day Fete. So much fun was had by all with guessing games, bounce the ball into the cup, hoop shooting and handball accuracy skills.

There was even a dress up photo booth and a disco along with so many other activities, with all of this followed by a sausage sizzle, juice box and an icy pole. What more could you ask for…….an afternoon of fun activities with our buddies, of course!

The very generous support of our day by our community managed to raise $2181.00 which will be presented to one of the Mercy Sisters, hopefully at our end of year Concert.

We hope the children were exhausted after such a full day of activities because the staff certainly were!


With Mercy Day still fresh in our minds, we’re already moving on to another of the students’ favourite events, the Edu-Dance Concert. We are looking forward to the M classes entertaining us tomorrow and the P classes strutting their stuff next Wednesday. Both Concerts commence at 2.15pm and we look forward to many parents joining us to see the children’s great performances.


Due to the holiday to commemorate the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll, our Staff Professional Development Day has been tentatively rescheduled to Monday 7 November. I apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.


What a treat It was to see the Year Five students demonstrating the many Drama skills that they have learnt, during their Living Statue Museum in the school Hall yesterday afternoon. There is no way that I could have held the still positions that they were able to, and I certainly couldn’t have kept a straight face when my Principal tried to make me laugh. It has been a particularly busy Term for our Year Fives and I am so impressed with how they have embraced all of the opportunities that they have been afforded. Thank you to Mrs Miller for all of her hard work to prepare the students and to their teachers for helping them to be ready.


Next Monday afternoon parents, students and staff have the opportunity to see our two very polished Dance Groups perform their items from the Catholic Performing Arts Festival on the school courts. They both performed exceptionally at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, and it will be great for the other children to see their wonderful routines.

As an added bonus, the Year Five classes will perform their line dance routines that they have been learning with Mrs Evans during Music classes.


As it is a short school week, there will be no Newsletter next week.


My last day for this Term will be tomorrow as I am taking some Long Service Leave to visit my daughter in London. Mrs Boyle will take on the Principal role until my return in week three of Term Four. I wish you all a wonderful end to the Term and a relaxing holiday break from the school routine.

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Was your child born between 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019?

If your child was born between these dates, they are eligible for our 4 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2023. Registrations for 2023 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.


If your child was born between 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, they are eligible for our 3 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2023. Registrations for 2023 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.



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Bible Studies

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

St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal

Boxes have been placed in the Church for donations of blankets and in-code non-perishable food items. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Planned Giving Envelopes 2022 – 2023

New sets of envelopes are available from the School side entrance of the Church. Please take the same number as last year and tick the box. If taking a set for the first time, please write your details in the space provided next to the number you have taken. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094. Thank you for your continued support of the Parish.

Safeguarding Induction for all Church Workers

All Church workers are invited to attend an online safeguarding induction. A Church worker is anyone in the Parish in any role – paid or voluntary.

The session will cover the Safeguarding policies and procedures, the importance of Safeguarding in the Parish, and the role of the Parish Safeguarding Officer. To register, please phone Ingka on 9221 7762 or visit

Available session dates include: 28 September at 10.00 am, 10 October at 2.00 pm, 21 October at 10.00 am, 26 October at 7.00 pm and 1 November at 10.00 am.

Sponsor a School Bag

Thank you to everyone who was involved in this project. The response was overwhelming. Fifty filled Library bags from the Parish were delivered to the drop off place in Rivervale.


During the past months, the kneelers in the Church have been recovered. Next is the sanding and revarnishing of the pews. This next task will be completed during the months leading up to Christmas and New Year.

Dr George Sekulla JP


Notre Dame Parish Council


If your child is not attending school, could you please email Administration on and the class teacher. An SMS is automatically sent if we have not received notification. Please reply to the SMS with the name of your child and the reason why the student is not attending school. Also please note If your family is going on holidays the absentee notification must be sent to and the class teacher.


If your child is booked at OSHC and not attending before and after school care it is important that you please email

Thank you for your time and assistance.


What an amazing day we had last Friday for Mercy Day!

We commenced our day with a wonderful Mass celebrated with all children from Kindergarten to Year 6. After the Mass, all students went back to their classes to learn more about the Mercy Charism.

Our fete commenced after recess and what a time we had! The stalls included mini golf, ping pong games, guess how many items in the jar and soccer and basketball games!

The afternoon was dedicated time spent with our buddy classes which gave us another opportunity to spend some time together.

Best of all, we raised money for the Mercy Sisters!

Finally, thank you to our wonderful parents who volunteered to help out cooking the sausage sizzle and with the junior classes - your time is much appreciated.

We are already counting down the days to

Presentation Day 2023!


What a term our Year Fives have had! From completing the BRLA assessment, visiting the Western Australian Museum, presenting information about a chosen Notable and not to mention the upcoming Edu Dance and drama performances. Our Year Fives seem to have done it all! We all deserve a holiday. Thank goodness we only have one week to go!

Edu Dance

The students are looking forward to participating in Edu Dance in week 10 and can’t wait to ‘Rock this Party!’ They have been practising very hard and we have no doubt that each of them will look sensational.

Night of the Notables

Building on from the Awesome Aussies in Year Four, our Year Five students presented and delivered an oral presentation on a chosen ‘Notable’ a few weeks ago. The presentations were absolutely outstanding and each student should be extremely proud of their efforts!


This term, we are lucky enough to have the wonderful Mrs Miller taking the Year Five students for drama. They have been working hard designing and creating a character from the future. We are very much looking forward to seeing their performance this week!

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Mr Seers & Mrs McCluskey


Senior Field Events Carnival (3 - 6) - Rescheduled for Monday, 10 October @ Gerry Archer

The Senior Field Events Carnival has been moved to Monday, 10 October (Gerry Archer Athletics Track). This is the first day back at school in Term 4. A note and permission form has been sent out to parents. Please email Brett Webb if you have any questions or if you can help on the day. The Track/Team Games Carnival will be held the next day at the same venue (Tuesday, 11 October).

Mr Webb

Sports Teacher & Year 6 Teacher

"The Museum of Futures"

The Year 5 presented "The Museum of Futures" a joint Drama/Design task where the students are living statues. They created interesting characters which encapsulated their vision of the future and constructed costumes with RAT tests, old computers and other abandoned technology.

Renee Miller

Drama Teacher

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OSHC - September-October School Holidays Vacation Care Program

Contact the front office if you are interested in booking your child/ren into our Vacation Care Program.

The cut-off day for submission is Friday, 16 September 2022. Places are limited.

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The children participated in ball games on Friday afternoon. Everyone enjoyed kicking the footy, using hand and eye coordination to play dodgeball. They also had a competition on collecting the balls from the other team while playing “Rob the Nest.” The ball games encourages the children to play by the rules and fairly.

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We planned the program that encouraged children to engage in "World Beard Day". The children created their own beard and moustache and then played blindfold games by sticking the created beard or moustache onto paper including their own faces. As children enjoyed this activity, the service is going to extend this play experience onto our holiday program. This was such a wonderful experience! This requires self-identity, creativity and imagination skills.

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In ASC the younger children spent time playing with dinosaurs and dragons. They built the dinosaur city with wooden dominos, made a house for dinosaur’s family that had mum, dad and babies. Additionally, they played with dolls and Batman. They pretended the dolls were sitting or riding on dragon and heading to a shop to have something to eat.
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Construction play at ND OSHC: We helped each other to create a variety of construction buildings with Jenga wooden blocks. We didn’t build only buildings or towers but also dominos, circle and love heart. When the dominos were knocked off, we liked watching them falling down because it was fun. This experience required creativity, imagination and problem-solving skills. It is also peer play, suspense, laughter and a little luck.
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Week 8 of term 3, children participated in stress ball making. They put reused rice and shredded coconut into balloons. While they were making the stress ball, they used numeracy skills to measure the ingredient amount that they would like to put in the balloons and they also helped each other to open the balloon up and put the ingredients into the balloons. Some children had great ideas on using the stress ball as a tapball. They also used the stress ball as a part of their game. An Educator also guided them on how to play the game by throwing the stress ball into the bucket.
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The opening times are : Monday & Thursday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm during the term.

Thank you.

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator.


The canteen is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can place your order online at MY SCHOOL CONNECT or over the counter at the canteen and we accept cash or eftpos.

I rely on parent volunteers to assist me in running the canteen, so if you have even half an hour spare please pop in and lend a hand or see me to pick a date and time that suits you.

Hope to see you at the canteen soon.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator

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P&F Trailer Raffle- Scan below to purchase tickets

Be quick as we will be advertising the raffle to the wider community over the school holidays. Three prizes up for grabs. All profits to go towards upgrading the nature playground. Come and see the trailer outide school reception.

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A big thank you to our sponsors Loadstar Trailers, Cassie Rowe MLA, Bunnings Belmont, Reading Cinemas Belmont, Zaneta Mascarenhas MP and Councillor Robert Rossi.

Save The Date:

Paul Litherland Cyber Safety Parent Talk

We are proud to announce Paul Litherland, founder of Surf Online Safe and 2022 WA Australian of the Year, will be visiting our school to conduct a cyber safety presentation for parents on Wednesday 19th October (Term 4, week 2). Paul will also be speaking with our upper primary students during the day regarding the risks of the internet and how they can protect themselves online. Please register via email to and see flyer in the newsletter for more information.

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Catholic School Parents WA Parent Pilgrimage

Sunday 18th September

The CSPWA Parent Pilgrimage will follow the first section of the Camino Salvado pilgrimage route. It will commence at St Joseph's Church in Subiaco at 8:45am, go through the city to St Mary's Cathedral and along the river to Bardon Park in Maylands (a distance of approximately 8kms). On Pilgrimage, we encounter God, ourselves, others and nature.

Meet 8:45am at St Joseph's Church Subiaco
9am Mass at St Joseph's Church
Approximate end time 2:45pm at Bardon Park, Maylands

$5 per person.

Adult Only Event
Please wear appropriate footwear and pack and carry water, snacks, hat and sun protection. Some refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk in Bardon Park, Maylands.

To book, please see:

Athletics Carnival P&F sausage sizzle

The P&F are considering running a sausage sizzle at the athletics carnival on Tuesday 11th October. If you are able to help for a short period with cooking, serving or taking payment, please contact Nicole via email We will work to develop a roster of short shifts so you won’t miss your child’s races and events on the day.



Primary school

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the 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

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Tee-Ball registration have opened for 2022/2023 season. Please check details from the flyer.
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Keyed Up Music

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My name is Julie-Anne Beasley, Club Manager of the Kewdale Little Athletics Club (KLAC).

KLAC is your local Little Athletics Club for all kids aged from Under 6 to Under 17. The main athletics summer season is coming up – FAST – and we wish to spread the message to the Notre Dame Catholic Primary School community.

We offer an inclusive fun environment for kids of every ability across all Little Athletics disciplines – sprinting, long distance running, hurdles, walks, jumps, and throws. We are registered to accept Kidsport vouchers for eligible families. Training takes place twice weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm) at the Gerry Archer Athletics Track. The Belmont Little Athletics Centre competition day is Saturday morning from October – March (with a Xmas/New Year break) also at Gerry Archer Athletics Track, Abernethy Road, Kewdale.

We welcome new and returning families from the Notre Dame Catholic Primary School community!

Kind regards,


Ms Julie-Anne Beasley

Club Manager

Kewdale Little Athletics Club


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