NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
17 June 2021
I know that God will not give me anything
that I can’t handle.
I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
Dear Parents and Staff
As we approach the end of this very busy school Term, the teachers have been preparing the Semester Reports for each of the children. Whilst a significant task, one of the joys for me at this time of year is to proof all of the Reports and to see just how well the children have been performing. We are blessed to have so many motivated children who are working to their potential. I’m sure the teachers are looking forward to meeting with parents on 2 July to discuss the children’s progress and their plans to challenge them for the remainder of the year. Please refer to the section further on in the newsletter from Mrs Bradshaw which has details of how to book a meeting time with teachers.
YEAR THREE MASS
Both of our Year Three classes attended Mass along with the parishioners on Wednesday morning. They all participated well, and the readers read with great confidence. In his Homily Fr Quynh referred to the Gospel of the day in which we are told to not make a fuss about almsgiving, prayer and fasting but, rather, to do these quietly and without fanfare as they should not be done for personal accolade but for the benefit of others.
The children in Miss Guerinoni’s PPM class are very excited about their first ever Assembly which will be held in the School Hall from 9.00am tomorrow. Two members from each child’s family are invited to attend the Assembly along with their Year 4M buddies. The Assembly will be live streamed to all of the other classes.
Mr John Harbinson from our Notre Dame Parish St Vincent de Paul group will attend the Assembly to receive the $700 collected from Pyjama Day donations last week.
Semester Reports will be available online from 4.00pm on Friday 25 June. Mrs Boyle will be sending a reminder email to all families tomorrow to assist with accessing these. Please contact the school office if you experience any difficulties.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP ISSUES (AGAIN!)
I wrote about this in last week’s newsletter, as I have done on numerous other occasions. I was, therefore, very disappointed to witness a number of children still be dropped in the street on every morning since, some even on the wrong side of the road. Most disturbing is that some parents/caregivers (a definite misnomer) have been deliberately moving along Oswell Street so that I won’t see them while I am greeting children and families at the school gate. This suggests to me that they realise that they are doing the wrong thing but, rather than stop the practice, they move to where they may not be seen. As I have stated before, it is not my responsibility to act as a traffic warden, it is, however, my great concern that the welfare of children is being placed at risk by the selfish actions of some parents and caregivers who wish to save a few minutes by continuing these actions. For the sake of all please desist from dropping off or collecting children by stopping on the streets surrounding our school.
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
If you have received or receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and would like to become an Altar Server, training will commence in June, date TBC. Please email or phone the parish With details of child’s name, parent/guardian name & contact phone number.
You will be contacted when a date has been set. email@example.com or 9277 4094.
Year Three Mass
Congratulations to the Year 3 students on their very enjoyable Mass held on 16 June 2021 at Notre Dame Church. Thank you to the Year 3 staff for their work in organising the event and preparing the students for their role in the Liturgy. A special thank you to our Parish Priest, Father Michael Quynh Do for celebrating the Mass.
St Vinnie’s Winter Appeal - 20 June 2021 onwards
Boxes will be placed at both Church entrances for donations of blankets and in code non-perishables food items. Donation envelopes are also available and these can be placed in the second collection basket. Thank you for your ongoing support for SVDP Belmont Conference.
This event is held each Tuesday evening, commencing at 6.00 pm in the Parish Centre.
If you wish to have one of ‘Our Lady’s statue’ visit your home for a week. Please contact Sandra Robinson on 0405 117 138.
Burmese Catholic Food Fair – Holy Name Catholic Church, Como
Saturday 19 June 2021
Time: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Proceeds go towards supporting internally displaced people along the Myanmar/Thailand Border.
The Record Magazine - Issue 31 June 2021
Articles in this month’s Magazine include:
- Prof Matthew Ogilvie and his experience as a professor of theology, snake catcher, and local Krav Maga teacher.
- Opening of the new St Teresa of Calcutta Church at Baldivis. Read about the recovery efforts taking place in the mid-west, following the recent devastation caused by Cyclone Seroja.
- New Vocations Director Fr Israel Quirit speaks about the importance of vocations, re-emphasising the words of St John Paul ‘s Apostolic Exhortation Christfideles Laici.
- These and many more stories are available at www.therecord.com.au
Dr George Sekulla JP
Notre Dame Parish Council
PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS
On Friday 2 July we will have our Parent Teacher Meetings from 7.30am to 1.00pm, this is a pupil free day. Parents are invited to book a 10-minute meeting time with their child’s teacher through the PTO icon on the school’s website. Bookings will open on Monday 21 June at 4.00pm and close on Thursday 1 July at 4.00pm. Please contact the front office if you are having any issues.
NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL FACEBOOK
PRE-PRIMARY CLASS NEWS
We have been very busy in English this term! We have started to take home our very own reading and sight word books and are loving learning how to sound these words out. Our confidence with reading is growing everyday! We have also been learning all about fiction and non-fiction books. We liked looking at the different parts of these books and being able to predict whether a book would be fiction or non-fiction. Our writing is also improving everyday! We are starting to write simple sentences using our knowledge of alphabet sounds, CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, digraphs/blends and sight words. Before we know it, we will be reading and writing superstars!
Last Wednesday, 9th June was Pyjama Day! We loved getting to come to school dressed in our warm pyjamas and fluffy dressing gowns. These definitely kept us snuggly on what was a very cold and windy day. Although we got to dress-up, we also learnt that some people in our community are not as lucky as we are and we became even more appreciative of the fact that we all have warm pyjamas to wear, houses to go home to and comfortable beds to sleep in!
Last Wednesday, 9th June was also our Pre-Primary Class Liturgy. The children did such a fantastic job reading and sang beautifully.
We have had a busy term in Mathematics and have been learning lots of new things. We have explored; one more and one less, the term length and have started to learn about the mass of different items. Recently we have just learnt about addition. We are getting really good at adding two numbers together, we even know how to do a think-board on different addition sums. We are really becoming number experts in Pre- Primary.
We have been lucky enough to have our very first assemblies this term. It has been very exciting being able to perform on a stage and also show our parents and everyone at school all the incredible things that we have been learning in class. PPM can’t wait to share their assembly with everyone tomorrow.
This term we have had the opportunity to participate in MakerSpace. During this time we have been building with lego, learning how to use robots and using magnetic blocks to build different things. MakerSpace helps us learn how to work together as a team and enables us to let our creative side shine.
SCHOOL FUNDRAISING WITH CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
Yr 5 Class Teacher
Bike Ed Program - Year 3
On Friday, 4 June, Year 3 students participated in their first week of bike education run ‘People on Bicycles’. This program is a free programs thanks to the ‘Your Move Superboost’ initiative that allowed us to receive 4-weeks of free bike education. Many thanks to Noel and Anna who ran the program and will continue for the next 3-weeks. The Year 3 students all loved the chance to bring their bikes to school and participate in the sessions. Look out on the Your Move website for our next post about the program - https://www.yourmove.org.au/stories/.
Interschool Friday Sport vs Sacred Heart (4 June)
We had some very hard fought fixtures against Sacred Heart, with the AFL game going down to the final kick of the game! Well done to all students, parents and teachers on their efforts last Friday. Below are the results from the games:
AFL - lost by 5 points
Soccer - loss
Netball A - win
Netball B - loss
Interschool Friday Sport vs Xavier (11 June)
We had the longest road trip in our round of fixtures to Xavier Catholic where we were met by some very excited students and teachers. There were some fantastic performances across the board. Well done to all students and we look forward to our last round of fixtures against St Joseph’s (away). There are some crucial matches in the Netball A and AFL comps with a win almost guaranteeing 1st place in both sports.
Interschool Cross Country Squad & Running Club
Notes for students selected in the Interschool Cross Country Squad went out two weeks ago. Students will need to attend training at Miles Park on Thursday mornings at 7.25am. This will join in with the Running Club which will continue until Thursday, 24 June. It is important students in the squad attend these training sessions. If your child is unable to attend please mention this on the returned form or email me.
Dockers Player Visit - Friday, 18 June
This Friday, Notre Dame will be lucky enough to have a visit from some Fremantle Docker players and our WAFC Game Development Officer. They are planning for some fun activities during lunch play, as well as a few sessions for some lucky classes.
Sports & Yr 6 Teacer
The canteen relies on the help of volunteers to ensure the canteen runs smoothly, so I would like to thank those parents who have given up their time to volunteer over the last couple of weeks, 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.
NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL UNIFORMS SECOND HAND BUY & SELL
Did you know that a second hand uniform page, which is hosted and managed by Notre Dame CPS parents, operates on Facebook? This is a great place for you to buy and sell quality second hand uniforms. The active site is available to all members of the community who access Facebook. You can also access second hand uniforms at the school's uniform shop.
School Banking Coordinator
PARENTS' & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION NEWS
The P&F will be running the Cards that Count Program again in 2021. For those who are not familiar with this initiative, it allows your child’s unique artwork to be transformed into professionally printed Christmas Cards that can be distributed to family and friends. Blank templates are available from the front office. Each template has a unique code that you will need when ordering your cards online (further information to be provided in term 3 when online ordering opens).
Please see the information sheet attached. Templates need to be returned to the front office by 23rd July 2021. This will allow plenty of time for the cards to be produced and returned to families by early November, to beat the Christmas post deadlines.
Enrol with us at Mercedes College!
Mercedes College is currently interviewing for Year 7 2023 & 2024, with limited places available for Year 7 2022. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes, please visit the Mercedes College website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.
KEYED UP MUSIC
Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, drums and keyboard group lessons this term during school. 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 www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form
CLOVERDALE SCHOOL DENTAL CLINIC INFORMATION
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 a Bachelor of Oral Health Final year placement clinic during university semesters. An experienced tutor oversees all check-ups and procedures.
It is not compulsory to enrol with the School Dental Service, if your children are having regular dental check-ups and treatment with their private family dentist, please feel free to remain with them.
If your address has changed/changes, please call us, as we send appointments to your home address, we also require current mobile phone numbers to send out text message reminders.
If your child has a toothache, please phone us on 9479 7222 between 8am-4pm, if you have an emergency outside of work hours, please contact your family dentist or the Emergency Service on 1800 098 818.
Cloverdale Dental Therapy Centre Staff
180 Fisher St (Clinic access through Gate 5 off Hendra St)
Ph: 9479 7222