Term 2 Week 10 : 2 July 2020

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Dear Parents and Staff

Well, we have finally come to the end of what I can unequivocally say has been the most unusual and, at times, the most challenging Semester of my career. This said, it has also been very rewarding in the sense that I feel our school has excelled in living our Mission which, in part, states:

We are committed to be known as a welcoming faith community based on Gospel values. In partnership with parents we strive to develop life-long learners with an optimistic faith who actively contribute to society.

I thank staff for their dedication, their creativity and their commitment to our community during the past few months and, whilst I thank parents for their patience, I most of all thank you for the trust that you have placed in us. I hope we have all lived up to your expectations during these times. I trust that you will all stay safe and enjoy your break from the school routine, particularly since there isn’t a requirement for you to be pseudo schoolteachers over the next two weeks.

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Yesterday the children from the Year 3P class, along with students from older Classes and the Parish, participated in their First Reconciliation presided over by Fr Quynh. Thank you to the children for their respectful behaviour and participation in the service and to the many family members who were able to attend. Penance is a Sacrament of Healing and a precursor to receiving the Sacrament of First Eucharist which the children will receive next year. Please continue to pray for all of our children who recently received this Sacrament as they continue their Spiritual journey.

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Thank you to the parents who have booked meeting times with their children’s teachers for tomorrow morning. These are an ideal opportunity for parents to not only find out in more detail how their child is progressing academically, but, also, to discuss how they have coped emotionally over the past few months. There is much that we can do to support each other and open communication is often the catalyst for this.

N.B. Earlier this week I wrote to the parents of Miss Horne’s Year Three class to inform them that Erin had undergone surgery to have her appendix removed so she will not be available for the meetings. I ask that all members of our community keep Erin in your thoughts and prayers.


Thank you to everyone who donated their gold coin in support of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Your generous contributions have raised $390 which will be passed on to our local chapter to support those in need in our community.


  • Next Term commences on Monday 20 July with the school gates open at 8.00am.
  • The drive through drop off will continue to operate in the mornings.
  • A reminder that, with the exception of Kindergarten classes that finish at 2.45pm, all classes will conclude at 3.00pm from the commencement of next Term.
  • Whilst parents are very welcome to come onto the school grounds, we request that you continue to not enter classrooms.
  • The first of our Performance Assemblies will be at the end of Week One, on Friday 24 July. Two family members are invited to attend Assemblies.
  • Edu-Dance will commence next Term on Mondays and Fridays for all children from Pre-Primary to Year Six.
  • Art lessons facilitated by Mrs Annette Flexman will be held during 3rd Term with each class from 4 Y.O. Kindergarten to Year Six.
  • The Term calendar will be posted on our school website during the school holidays.
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A livestreamed Mass for Sundays will be celebrated by Archbishop Costelloe SDB at 11.00am.

The links are as follows and will be accessible from approx 11.00am:

Archdiocese Website –

Archdiocese Facebook -

The Record YouTube -

Our Parish Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) as follows:

Saturday at 6.00pm, Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am & 6.00pm

As recommended by the WA Government and Health Department of WA only 100 attendees will be seated in the church with physical distancing (1.5m) from other patrons. Good hygiene and 2 sq. metres of floor space per person rule will apply.

Mass will be livestreamed in the Parish Centre with seating of 50 people with physical distancing applying. Health Department guidelines will be followed on entering the church & Parish Centre.

Adoration every Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.


Reconciliation only by appointment. Please call Fr Quynh on 9277 4094.

Fr Michael Quynh - Parish Priest

Notre Dame Catholic Church

345 Wright Street, CLOVERDALE WA 6105

Tel: (08) 9277 4094




Was your child born between 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017?

If your child was born between these dates, they are eligible for our 4 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2021. Registrations for 2021 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.


If your child was born between 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 , they are eligible for our 3 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2021. Registrations for 2021 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.


Wow! What an interesting Term we have had in 3 Year Old Kindy. After having an extended break, we all returned to school and also met some new friends.

The teachers were so proud of how the children (and parents) responded to the dropping off and picking up at the gate. The children showed us how grown up and responsible they can be. We even had some children start while their parents couldn’t come on the grounds. We cannot believe how well they settled into the routine. Like all the classes we loved getting back to school to see our friends and playing outside.

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During the first two weeks of term we read stories about Mothers and remembered how special our Mum’s are and all the wonderful things they do for us. We put a pack together to give to our Mum to say "Thank You."

We also started to consolidate our knowledge of the colours Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. For Yellow we painted lemons and sunflowers, for Blue we used the bubble blowing technique to paint our blue fish, for Red we made ladybugs on a leaf and for Green we used broccoli to paint green leaves on our tree. We had so much fun learning about the colours and doing the activities, but our favourite was the bubble blowing painting.

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In Week Seven we started learning about the farm. We have read many books and learnt a lot of songs. Our favourite song is Old MacDonald had a Farm by the Wiggles. We have also been trying yoga, our favourite is Yoga time on the Farm where we made shapes like animals on the farm. It helps us calm down after playing outside.

Mrs Millard


Did you know that batteries can be recycled?

Yet 94% of all batteries are placed into our regular rubbish bins.

Here at Notre Dame Catholic Primary School we want to get better at recycling batteries.

We have always had a large battery recycling container in the library, but now we have smaller collection containers in every classroom!

Please collect any “dead” batteries at home (an old take away container with a lid is great for collecting!) and send them in to school for recycling. Your child can drop them into their classroom container.

This is another awesome thing we can do for the environment!

Thanks for being “waste-wise”.

ND Sustainability Team

Bree Jennings

Year 5 Teacher

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We would appreciate parents re-checking your date on the lunch order before you select submit.
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Orders for uniform items are to be placed by emailing to Mrs Danielle Lawrie ( The order form and price list are on the school website ( under "School Services."

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator


School Banking will commence next term on Thursday 23 July at 8.00am.




Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 4 & Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2022 & 2023 respectively. If you are considering enrolling your daughter and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.

Enquiries are also welcome for places in Year 7 for 2020 and 2021. For more information please refer to the College website,


Aranmore Catholic College is pleased to announce that interviews for Year 7, 2021 & 2022 have recommenced. Due to demand for places, we have added an extra class and as such, have spaces available for next year. To apply for enrolment or to tour the College, please visit
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School holiday Cloverdale School Dental Clinic information

Located at the Cloverdale Primary School, 180 Fisher St Cloverdale, please enter via gate 5 on Hendra St. Phone 9479 7222

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 open, seeing patients and following the up to date health department covid 19 measures.

We will be open during the July 2020 school holidays too.

Should you have an emergency outside the above working hours contact your family dentist or the emergency service on 1800 098 818

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