NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3| WEEK 8 | 8 SEPTEMBER 2022
Tomorrow, we celebrate Mercy Day during which we acknowledge the works of the Mercy Sisters who founded Holy Name School, Carlisle, in 1938 with an initial enrolment of 40 students. When we look around our school today, it is easy to forget the rich history of our foundation Orders of Sisters but with a combined 134 years of existence (72 years - Holy Name, 50 years - Notre Dame and 12 years – combined) we have strong traditional values to guide us as we move into the future. Each year we have a focus upon one of the Orders with this year remembering and supporting the Mercys.
The foundress of the Mercy Sisters, Catherine McAuley, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in September 1778 to a prosperous Catholic family. Although born into this affluent world, Catherine chose to use her fortune to support those less fortunate than her and, in 1824, used her inheritance to purchase a property on Baggot Street in Dublin for the purpose of building a large house for religious, educational and social services for women and children. On 24 September 1827, the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, the first residents came to live in the “House of Mercy”, named in honour of the Feast day. From these humble beginnings, Catherine established the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy on 12 December 1831.
Many Mercy Sisters are still active throughout the world today and the funds raised from our mission fete tomorrow will be forwarded to them to support their many works of charity.
- Our day will commence with Mass in the Church commencing at 8.45am.
- After Mass the children will complete activities in class about the Mercy Sisters.
- After recess our Mission Fete will be held with fun activities organized by the classes.
- The children will receive a sausage sizzle, a juice box and an icy pole for lunch.
- After lunch, buddy classes will complete activities.
- Throughout the fete, children will receive tickets that they are to place in a central box with winning tickets drawn out at the end of the day for a number of prizes.
- Children and staff are invited to wear neat casual clothes for the day.
- We request a $5.00 donation for each child which will be passed on to the Mercy Sisters to support their missionary work.
Our Senior Dance group has been awarded the Presentation Sisters’ Award for Primary Dance for the third consecutive time. This is a wonderful achievement and testament to the dedicated work of the children and Mrs Tiffany Donovan-Flintoff, assisted by her many helpers. Unfortunately, our Dance group has not been selected to perform in the Final Concert, which is disappointing, but will allow other schools to be represented. Again, congratulations to all involved in achieving this great result.
FIELD EVENTS CARNIVAL
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Senior Athletics Field Events Carnival as the forecast for last Tuesday was much worse than the actual weather on the day. Due to the limited dates available for the venue, the Carnival will now be held on Monday, 10 October (the first day of Term 4).
It was a pleasure to see our Enrichment Programme students present their projects to parents, staff and the children from Years Four to Six this morning. They have, over the past school Term devised a holiday schedule using a randomly selected budget, visiting four world destinations. I was impressed by the creativity of the presentations and the confidence with which the children spoke. Congratulations to all students involved and to Miss Erin Horne and Mr Adam Seers who have voluntarily coordinated the programme.
2023 APPLICATION OF ENROLMENT
4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2023
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.
3 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2023
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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NOTRE DAME PARISH
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 www.safeguarding.perthcatholic.org.au
Available session dates include: 13 September at 7.00 pm and 28 September at 10.00 am.
Sponsor a School Bag
This is a charity project run by Buckets for Jesus. Library bags are filled with school supplies and a small toy. The bags are sent to the Philippines, Kenya, Vietnam, Myanmar and India. Since 2015, more than 20 000 children were blessed with school supplies. A list has been placed on the Notice Board with what is required. A box has been placed at the school side entrance of the Church for any donations or you can fill the bag yourself and return it to the Parish Office. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.
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
SCHOOL /OSHC ATTENDANCE
If your child is not attending school, could you please email Administration on admin.nds.wa.edu.au 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 admin.nds.wa.edu.au 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 email@example.com
Thank you for your time and assistance.
THREE YEAR OLD CLASS NEWS
Term Three in Three Year Old Kindy has been busy. Ms Sandy has been helping in another room this term. We had Miss Grace help us at the beginning of term and then, Ms S is helping us until Week Nine. Thank you to both ladies for your amazing energy and care while you were in our room.
At the beginning of the term we recognised NAIDOC Week.
We looked at what NAIDOC Week means. It helps non – indigenous Australians learn about the culture, traditions and history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We attempted to draw some of the symbols used in cave paintings and dream time storytelling.
Did you know that if you see a fire, you call a fire fighter?
Like the rest of the school, we loved dressing up for book week and participating in the parade. We had so much fun.
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 will be sent out to parents today. 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).
Sports Teacher & Year 6 Teacher
WACA PROMOTIONAL VISIT
Parents and students from Years 1-3 are invited to a WACA Promotional visit at Notre Dame on Wednesday 14 September from 7.45am-8.30am.
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.
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.
P&F Trailer Raffle- Scan below to purchase tickets
Please see flyer included with the newsletter. Three prizes up for grabs. All profits to go towards upgrading the nature playground. Come and see the trailer outside school reception.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and see flyer in the newsletter for more information.
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.
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 education.wa.edu.au/vacswim
CLOVERDALE COMETS DIAMOND SPORTS
KEYED UP MUSIC
KEYED UP MUSIC LESSONS
Keyed Up Music will be teaching voice, violin, woodwind, and drum lessons in Term 3 after school. Starting from $24.75 for 20min individual lessons. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning one of these instruments, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form
KEWDALE LITTLE ATHLETICS CLUB
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!
Ms Julie-Anne Beasley
Kewdale Little Athletics Club