Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning 21 February 2019
Dear Parents and Staff
Brother Stephen Barker OSM, who joined our staff on a full-time basis this year after having worked part-time for the past two years, is a member of the Servite Order of Priests, Sisters and Brothers. As last Sunday was the Feast Day of the Seven Founders of the Order, I have included some information (below) about the history of the Servites. Bro. Stephen is a member of our school’s Leadership Team and is responsible for the Pastoral Care of both the children and the staff. We are all very thankful to Bro. Stephen for the wonderful work that he continues to do for all of us at Notre Dame.
Servite women and men are members of the Order of the Servants of Mary (O.S.M.), a Roman Catholic order of mendicant religious who lead a monastic life, including the choral recitation of the liturgical office, but do active work. The Order was founded in 1233 by a group of seven cloth merchants of Florence. These men, known collectively as the Seven Holy Founders, left their families and occupations to withdraw outside the gates of Florence and live a life of poverty, penance, and fellowship. In 1241 a part of the group departed for Monte Senario, about 12 miles (19 kilometres) from the city, where they continued their penitential life but lived in greater solitude as hermits. Gradually there developed a desire within these two communities for official recognition, and in 1256 the order was approved by Pope Alexander IV.
The Servites’ apostolic work consists primarily in preaching, administering parishes, giving missions, educating the young, and in fostering devotion to Mary, especially under the title of Our Lady of Sorrows. The Servite family also includes sisters, traditionally known as Mantellate Sisters, engaged in many active works.
At last year’s Presentation of Awards evening our Student Leaders for 2019 were announced and at last Friday’s Assembly our Faction Captains and Library Monitors were presented to the school community. In addition to these specific roles there are many opportunities for all Year Six students to develop their leadership capabilities through working in their Council Groups; Environmental, Pastoral, Social Justice and Community Service. We are very proud of our Year Sixes and look forward to working with them throughout the year.
The Year Sixes were very excited as they left at just after 8.00am on Monday for their week at Camp Quaranup in Albany. They were all still full of energy after the long trip and commenced activities immediately with some Rogaining (similar to Orienteering) activities. They spent Tuesday visiting many of the great sites in and around Albany before heading to Denmark on Wednesday for an exciting day of fun at the Denmark Thrills Adventure Park. Today they have been involved in canoeing, archery, bush activities and a visit to the wind farm and the Gap. After such a busy week I’m sure they will all be exhausted when they arrive back tomorrow afternoon at around 3.00pm
WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH
Ash Wednesday - Combined Schools Mass @ 9.30am
FRIDAY 8 MARCH
Reconciliation Retreat @ Parish Centre
SATURDAY 9 MARCH
Reconciliation Commitment Mass @ 6.00pm
SUNDAY 10 MARCH
Reconciliation Commitment Mass @ 10.00am
MONDAY 18 MARCH - FRIDAY 29 MARCH
Swimming Lessons PP-Yr 5
THURSDAY 21 MARCH
Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop @ 6.00pm
THURSDAY 28 MARCH
Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation @ 6.00pm
I hope all staff and students have enjoyed their first three weeks of Term 1 and are looking forward to the wonderful learning experiences at Notre Dame Catholic Primary School.
Sports Day and BBQ
The Notre Dame Youth Association is organising its first youth event for this year on Saturday 23 February, 4.00 – 7.00 pm in the grounds of Notre Dame Catholic Primary School. The novelty sports will be followed by a BBQ. This is a FREE event. RSVP to Anthony at email email@example.com or mobile 0419 219 991.
Centre for Faith – Lenten Program
Discerning Lent One Reading at a Time will be held in the Parish Centre on four Wednesday evenings in March (13 March – 3 April), 7.00 – 8.30 pm. The Presenter will be Joe Tedesco. For further information, please see the Notice Board at the Church entrance or visit www.cfe.org.au
Gerbera Pots and Single Flowers
Gerberas in pots $7.00 each or two for $10.00. Single flowers, lots of colours to choose from, please place donations in boxes provided at the Church entrance.
All proceeds to the Parish Building Fund.
Archbishop’s LifeLink Appeal 2018
Envelopes still available. Please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094 for further information.
Dr George Sekulla JP
Notre Dame Parish Council
We are happy as can be in Pre-Primary!
We have been in Pre-Primary for almost three weeks. The students are already trying their best to demonstrate the extraordinary learners that they are.
At the beginning of the year:
-We learn to be away from our parents for 5 days in a row!!
-We learn to work with new teachers and other adults.
-We learn simple rules and routines.
-We learn to question and answer.
-We learn to be independent.
-We learn to play in new areas of the school.
-We learn to go to the 'big school toilets'.
-We learn about going to specialist subjects and having different Teachers.
-We learn to sit on in our spots on the mat.
-We learn to put our hands up when we want to speak or ask a question.
-We learn to take turns with one another.
-We learn to work collaboratively in small groups.
In Literacy this week, we have been reading Wombat Stew. We have been using our imaginations and creating our own ingredients to put into our own stews.
In Mathematics we have been learning how to sort objects into groups and have been showing the teachers our great counting skills. We are looking forward to learning many new things in Mathematics and Literacy this term.
We are very excited to be playing in new areas such as the Nature Playground, Spider and the Adventure Playground. In our classrooms, we have been exploring and creating in our learning centres. We have learning centres for writing, reading, construction, art, investigation, fine motor and a home corner. These centres allow us to learn how to communicate and cooperate with others, exercise our imagination and express and carry out ideas; what a great start to our learning journey!
Next week's roster:
Monday 25 February: No Volunteers
Wednesday 27 February: No Volunteers
Friday 1 March: No Volunteers
As there are no volunteers next week, if you have an hour or two or even half an hour, we would appreciate your help.
Hope to see you at the canteen soon.
During Term 1 the Uniform Shop will be open on
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Orders and payment can also be made at the front office.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
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ST NORBERT COLLEGE
St Norbert College warmly invites prospective students and their parents to tour our excellent College, its contemporary facilities and extensive grounds. Tours will be conducted at 9.00am and 1.00pm
Enrolments for Year 7 in 2021
We have commenced our enrolments for 2021.Application forms may be obtained by phoning the Enrolment Officer, Mrs Hughes on 9350 5433.
To Register click on this link:
2019 PARKS & ENVIRONMENT EVENTS - CITY OF BELMONT
AUSTRALIAN GIRLS CHOIR - FEBRUARY OPEN CLASSES
Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC! Contact us if you would like to attend a free trial class in February.
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CLOVERDALE DENTAL THERAPY CENTRE
Cloverdale Dental Therapy Centre is open from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday
We service school aged children/teens from Kindy & Pr-Primary from the year they turn 5 to the end of Year 11 or their 17th Birthday, whichever occurs first.
If your contact details have changed/changes, please contact the clinic, as we send appointments to your home address and send SMS reminders to the current listed mobile phone number. We are a final year placement for the Curtin University's Bachelor of Oral HGealth students during university semesters. An experienced tutor will oversee all check-ups and procedures. If your child has a tootache or require emergency treatment, please phone us on 9479 7222 between 8am-4pm, if you have an emergency outside of work hours, please contact your family dentist of the Emergency Service on 1800 098 818.
Thank you in advance.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to email/phone.
Your Cloverdale Staff,
Amy, cherie, Robyn Sharon and Truc.
Cloverdale Dental Health Services
Cloverdale Primary School
180 Fisher Street
CLOVERDALE WA 6105
TELEPHONE: 9479 7222
CHISHOLM CATHOLIC COLLEGE
OPEN DAY/SCHOLARSHIP and ENROLMENT INFORMATION
The College's annual Open Day will be held on Thursday, 28 February 2019. Guided Tours will begin at 8.45am, 11am and 1.15pm from the Performing Arts Centre. Parking will be from the entry on May Street and as directed.
Bookings for tours are essential and close on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Bookings can be made via our website or please contact our administration office on 9208 2500.
The Principal also invites applications for College Scholarships and Bursaries including Academic Scholarships, Indigenous Bursaries and Music Scholarships. More detailed information regarding the Scholarships and Bursaries can be found on the College website under Enrolments.
Requests for application forms should be directed to the College Enrolment Registrar, Mrs Anne Balmer on 9208 2516. Please note that applications for scholarships close on Wednesday 13 March 2019.
Enrolment interviews for Year 7 places for 2021 will commence shortly. The deadline for consideration for the first round of applications (including Siblings) will close on Friday 15 March 2019.
Please note that interviews and offers continue throughout first and second term for new families. Sibling interviews will occur over two evenings on a date to be advised.
Please consult the College website: www.chisholmcc.wa.edu.au for further information regarding College Enrolment and enrolment criteria.
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