Term 3 Week 2 : 30 July 2020

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Thank you to everyone for your support to raise awareness of the needs of the poor and marginalised in our community. I think the difficulties that we have seen and experienced during this COVID era have helped us to be even more acutely aware of these needs and just how fortunate we are. The generosity of our community has raised $861 which will be passed on to our local chapter of the Society of St Vincent de Paul.

Very special thanks to the Austin family. Addison and Haydn's great grandfather sadly passed away recently and the family has donated his 50c coin collection to assist our cause. I’m sure he would be very pleased to see his collection making such a significant difference for others.

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When I visited our runners this morning they were in high spirits and performing well. I look forward to hearing all about their efforts when they return during the afternoon.


I’m excited to see what creative ideas the members of the Year 3M class have to share with us at their Assembly tomorrow morning. Two members from each family are welcome to join us to enjoy the performance.


The Retreat Day for our First Holy Eucharist candidates, to be held next Wednesday, marks the next step on their journey towards receiving the Sacrament on the weekend of 15 and 16 August. Please remember to keep all of our candidates and their families in your thoughts and prayers


For hygiene reasons the ‘bubbler’ drink fountains around our school have continued to be turned off. Children are to refill their drink bottles either at the fountain outside the school office or from the taps in classroom wet areas. Please ensure that your children have their drink bottle each day.

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Information regarding the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation was sent home to parents this week. Please ensure you read this information thoroughly as there are some important dates that are included. They are also listed below:


Holy Communion Retreat day - Wednesday 5 August

Reconciliation and Commitment Pledge 4P - Tuesday 11 August

Reconciliation and Commitment Pledge 4M - Wednesday 12 August

Holy Communion Celebration 4M - Saturday 15 August @ 4pm

Holy Communion Celebration 4P - Sunday 16 August @12pm


Confirmation Retreat day - Wednesday 2 September

Reconciliation and Commitment Pledge - TBA

Confirmation Celebration - Saturday 12 September @6pm *TBC*

Please email me if you have any questions.

Stefanie Bradshaw

Assistant Principal


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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




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.


After taking a keen interest in bugs at the end of Term Two it was decided that this term we would explore the world of ‘Mini-beasts’.

The children have been very interested in ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and have enjoyed reading the story as well as playing with the augmented reality app. They have also begun to create their own 3D butterfly lifecycle using their individual creativity and ideas to make the four parts:

1. The egg on a leaf

2. The Caterpillar

3. The cocoon / chrysalis

4. The butterfly

The children have also enjoyed having mini-beasts integrated throughout other areas of their learning such as measuring different insects and swatting number flies during maths, finding hidden letters in a tray of plastic bugs and talking and wondering about God who created all of the amazing and unique insects. There is also a ‘Bug Lab’ in which children can explore real insects preserved in resin moulds using magnifying glasses.

This week we were also very lucky to receive a box of silkworms to take care of, together we change their paper and give them fresh mulberry leaves every day. The children are very excited about how much they eat and how quick they are growing and they cannnot wait to see them change into a cocoon.

We are very fortunate to have a marvellous Mud Kitchen made by Mr Winsor put into place near the Uniform shop with a sensational sand pit for our play cooking. Thank you Mr Winsor.

On Monday the children had a visit from ‘Kids Nature Club’. They brought along some real live insects for the children to touch and explore, they were also given the opportunity to create their own bug using natural materials. An amazing time was had by all!

Mrs Hawthorne and Mrs Harland


2020 Cross Country Carnival - Tomato Lake Reserve

Last Thursday, 23 July, students from Years 3 - 6 participated in the annual Notre Dame Cross Country carnival held at Tomato Lake Reserve. It was great to finally have a carnival up and running again this year! We were blessed with beautiful weather and all students were excited. We started the day with a walk on the track so all students would be familiar with where they needed to run and we stationed our parent helpers and staff course supervisors.

Years 3 & 4 students ran a 1.2km track with Years 5 and Year 6 completing a 1.5km track. The day started with Year 3 in their first ever cross country carnival and they did not disappoint! This year group will be the one to look out for in our future carnivals with some consistently fast finishers in both the boys' and girls' race. Throughout the day there were some fantastic performances across all year groups and I would also like to thank the Faction Captains for their assistance in preparing all students for their races and motivating their factions.

Well done to all factions but yet again Presentation, formerly known as Prendiville, came out on top this year with fantastic consistent performances throughout all year groups. Many thanks to our wonderful parents who come down to assist with jobs as well as cheer on all students. Of course, many thanks to our wonderful staff who always ensure the smooth running of every carnival and providing all students have an enjoyable day. Below are the Champion Boy & Girl results along with the final points and placings.

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Brett Webb

Sports Teacher


The canteen relies on volunteers, if you have any time to spare even half an hour spare on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday your help would be appreciated.

We would appreciate parents re-checking your date on the lunch order before you select submit.
Kayleen McLean

Canteen Manager


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 commenced today and will be every Thursday from 8.00am.


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Kristy explains the neuroscience behind why your child throws techno-tantrums.

Unlike regular’ tantrums, techno-tantrums persist way past three years of age. There’s nothing ‘wrong’ with your child and no, it doesn’t mean they’re addicted to technology, or that you should ban the device. In fact, they’re having a ‘typical’ neurobiological response.

This video will help confused and concerned parents understand their child’s behaviour and best of all be armed with simple (mum-tested) strategies to prevent them from occurring.

Often times when people hear that children shouldn’t be given consequences or put in time out, but rather understood empathically and championed developmentally, they get worried! Usually, the worry is that this means it is going to be Disneyland-party time parenting with kids who rule the roost.

Here Dr Vanessa shares how this is definitely not the case, that compassionate parenting is full of rules and boundaries, and just how to go about it all so you can strike the balance of being both firm and kind



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The Child and Adolescent Health Service is offering free 3-weekly Triple P Seminar Series in Term 3, 2020

The programs are offered to all parents with children between the ages of 3 and 8 years

Each program runs in 3 x 90 minute weekly sessions on various topics

The program will be delivered by experienced Child Health and School Health Nurses

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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.

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