Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning -9 November 2018
Christ has no body but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
He looks with compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which
He walks to do good.
Yours are the hands through
which He blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
yours are the eyes, yours are His body.
Christ has no body on earth but yours.
~St Teresa of Avila~
Dear Parents and Staff
At our Monday morning assembly this week Mr Tyrrell reminded us that we are now half way through the final Term for the year. It seems only a few days ago that I was welcoming everyone back from their holiday break and already we are moving into the preparation for our end of year activities.
Our prayer today is a timely reminder that, whilst Jesus is our ultimate guide, it is up to us to be His advocate in the world; to make the lessons that He taught a reality in our world today.
LUNCH AT PARLIAMENT
Ms Cassie Rowe MLA, Member for Belmont, has very graciously invited our Student Leaders to join her for lunch at Parliament House yesterday. I’m very happy to say that Mrs Boyle and I have also been invited to accompany the students. We are all very excited about this wonderful opportunity and thank Ms Rowe for her very thoughtful invitation. I’m sure our Leaders will represent Notre Dame with great dignity.
This is an excellent opportunity that is being provided by our P&F for parents to learn about how they can assist their children with study skills. Whilst the program is being presented primarily for the Year Six students, it is also a great opportunity for all of us, parents and staff, to gain a greater understanding of the demands that our children will encounter and ways in which we may support them. A presentation will be made to the Year six students during the day, the staff will have an information session after school and parents of children in any of the Year levels are invited to attend an information session (6.30 – 7.30pm) on Monday evening, 12 November.
I wonder if many parents have taken the time to access this excellent resource. If you have taken a look I would appreciate hearing your thoughts about the program.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
A reminder that the AGM for both the P&F and the School Board will be held on Tuesday 27 November commencing at 6.00pm. As the meetings are only for the delivery of Reports and election of 2019 Members, the meeting should be of no more than 45minutes duration.
Parents, If your child/children will not be returning to Notre Dame in 2019, it is urgent that you advise the school as soon as possible.
CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASS - Monday 24 December 2018 @6.00pm @ Notre Dame Church
Fr Quynh has asked the school to place an advance notice for the Christmas Vigil Mass at Notre Dame Church. He is inviting students to do the Readings and Prayer of the Faithful. The children attending the Family Mass will process with him at the beginning of the Mass. The children are most welcome to be dressed in the real theme of Christmas – Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, sheep and wise men (kings).
If you are attending the Christmas Vigil Mass and your child would like to participate in the readings etc. please notify Daniela Boyle or Joanita Stapleton from the Notre Dame Liturgy Committee.
FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER
MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER
Remembrance Day Service
THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER
3YO KINDY ORIENTATION 1.00-2.00pm
2018 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
In Term 3 students in Years 4-6 were given the option of participating in the 2018 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS).
Congratulations to all students who completed the English and mathematics assessments. Special recognition goes to the following students who demonstrated significant personal achievement.
Kirsten Chloe Perez
Ralph Gabriel Calupig
Kirsten Chloe Perez
Ralph Gabriel Calupig
CLASS NEWS - YR 3
We have started our final term of Year Three with many exciting events. We all took part in our first senior athletics carnival in Week One. All the children put in an amazing effort and displayed great sportsmanship throughout the day. In Week Three we had our school Open Night and we were able to show off all our amazing work to everyone!
This term we have started to look at poetry and we wrote a Haiku poem about ‘Water’. We learnt that a Haiku poem only has three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables and the final line has five syllables. We have now started reading Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and retelling the main events of each story.
During maths lessons we have been focusing on our division skills and how to gather data. We have learnt how to use a tally and put this information into a column graph.
We have started practising our routine for our end of year concert, we are having lots of fun choreographing our dance. We can not wait to show the school community our ‘Go Bang’ moves
Mrs Bradshaw & Mrs Pirie
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
As a special incentive, and to celebrate our 35th birthday, we are offering a bonus prize to any student who registers online and receives a donation. This includes the students who have already registered and for donations of any amount. We have currently raised $1319. We have a couple of weeks to get to our school goal of $5000 so get online, register and start donating!
Every small donation per student will help us achieve this goal. I’ve included the link below:
Monday & Wednesday 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Orders and payment can be made at the front office.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
Next week's roster
Monday 12 November: Mei Lie (1 hour)
Wednesday 14 November: Mei Lie (1 hour)
Friday 16 November: Ros Lovick
THANK YOU EVENING
WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER
NOTRE DAME STAFFROOM
REFRESHMENTS & FINGER FOODS PROVIDED
RSVP BY MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER
The Thank You Evening is extended to everyone who has volunteered in the canteen and with the student banking.
Hope to see you at the canteen soon.
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Below is a copy of the gift-wrapping schedule and we ask that you please contact Emily Mazzega on 9277 6544 or firstname.lastname@example.org secure your fundraising shift.
It is best to have 2 – 4 people volunteer during each shift and we will promote your schools participation.