19 August 2021

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Dear Parents and Staff

I was very privileged to attend the Official Opening of the Angelico Art Exhibition on Tuesday evening. This Exhibition is a wonderful showcase of the artistic talents of students from Catholic schools from around Western Australia. I was very pleased to see on display a number of artworks that had been entered by our children and to be able to point these out to the Executive Director of Catholic Education WA, Dr Debra Sayce. Dr Sayce was particularly impressed by the Nativity that was produced by a group of our Year 6 students. This will certainly become a fixture in our school office leading up to Christmas for many years to come.

Congratulations to all of our children who had their artwork selected for the exhibition. Our Specialist Art Teacher, Mrs Annette Flexman, has an article in today’s newsletter with the names of these children, along with a photo of their work. Make sure you don’t miss it.


With just over a week before they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation our Year Six students are becoming very excited. Last Tuesday Bishop Don Sproxton, who will be Confirming the students, visited our school to speak with the children and assess their readiness to receive the Sacrament. Bishop Don’s comments to me were that the students were “A lively group who asked some very interesting questions.” He said the one that he particularly liked was “Do you need to be a Catholic to become a Bishop in the Catholic Church?” Perhaps one that the teachers will need to cover before future visits!

The final formal step in the children’s preparation is this evening, with the Parent/Child workshop that commences in the Church at 6.00pm tonight.


Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend our Year 3 Class Choir performance at St Benedict’s Church in Ardross yesterday. I have had the opportunity to read their excellent Report, though, and I am very impressed with the marks and comments given by the very experienced adjudicator, Mrs Estelle Dragun. For Mrs Dragun to have written, “What a beautiful unison sound…..Diction was clear and you sang beautifully” is very high praise and the children, Mr Loiacono and Mrs Evans should be very proud, as am I.

On Friday evening our two dance troupes will be performing at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and I am so pleased to have been able to secure a VIP seat so that I won’t miss a moment of the action.

Next Wednesday, 25 August, our School Choir will be performing at the Vasto Club in Balcatta and I hope to be there to witness their great performance as well.


The recent Olympics in Tokyo has certainly been a source of inspiration for our Pre-Primary-Year 2 students who are busily preparing for the upcoming Junior Athletics Carnival to be held at school on Friday 27 August commencing at 8.50am. It is anticipated the carnival will finish at approximately 12.00pm. Good luck to all of our athletes!


  • On Tuesday 24 August we will be holding a Lockdown Procedure drill. The purpose of this drill is to ensure staff and students are kept safe in the event of a critical incident.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation is scheduled to be celebrated on Saturday 28 August at 6.00pm.
  • Fathers’ Day Breakfast (7.30am) and Mass (8.45am) will take place on Wednesday 1 September.
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St Vinnies Winter Appeal

Boxes have been placed at both Church entrances for donations of blankets and in-code non-perishable food items. Donation envelopes are also available. These can be placed in the second collection basket during Mass. Thank you for your ongoing support for the St Vincent de Paul Belmont Conference.

Bible Studies

Each Tuesday evening commencing at 6.00 pm in the Parish Centre.

Planned Giving Envelopes 2021 – 2022 Financial Year

The envelopes are available from the School side entrance of the Church. Please take the same number as last year and tick your name off. If you are taking a set for the first time, please write your name and contact details next to the number that you are taking. Direct Debit forms are also available. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Parish.

Parish Raffle – Framed Crucifix

Tickets three for $10.00 are available from the School side entrance of the Church. All proceeds from the raffle go to the Parish Building Fund. Thank you for continuing to support Parish fundraising activities.

Transport Required for 10.00 AM Mass

If you are able to assist with transport for the 10.00 am Mass, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094. We are looking for someone who is able to pick up from Belgravia Street, Belmont (near Harley Street).

Archdiocesan Marriage Mass

Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth at 10.00 am on 28 August 2021. A blessing will be bestowed on married couples attending the Mass. If you are celebrating a milestone anniversary this year: 10, 25, 30, 40, 50 or more and would like a commemorative certificate as part of the celebration, please register at before 19 August 2021.

Dr George Sekulla JP


Notre Dame Parish Council



WOW! What a busy first half of the term we are having. We have started art classes with Mrs Flexman, EduDance is off to an incredible start, we are busy learning our games for the upcoming Athletics Carnival and amongst all this we are doing some amazing learning!


In Literacy this term, we have been very busy learning about lots of new and exciting books. Our focus this term is on Fairy Tales and we have loved reading about the “Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood”. We can’t wait to read about “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, as well as other classic stories.

Our writing has come such a long way and we are starting to create longer sentences that are more descriptive. Our focus is on using lowercase letters when writing and remembering our finger spaces between words.

We are reading superstars in Pre-Primary. We are doing a fantastic job of sounding out trickier words and have started to learn more digraphs and blends. We cannot wait to read more exciting and interesting texts!


We have been having so much fun in maths!

Our biggest focus this term has been learning about subtraction. One of our favourite activities was setting up a mini bowling set and having a go at bowling down the pins and making a subtraction sum out of it. Check out some of our amazing work below:

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This week we have started to look at 3D shapes. The other day we went for a walk around the school, and we were very surprised with the many 3D shapes that we could find. In the coming weeks we will start to look at capacity. This should be lots of fun!


This term we have had a space play corner set up in our classrooms. We have loved going to outer space each day, looking through telescopes and dressing up as astronauts. Check out some of our photos:

We are having a ball in Pre Primary and are becoming confident and capable learners.

We look forward to the rest of Term 3.

Miss Rognetta and Miss Guerinoni


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This year’s Book Week theme is: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.

Our school library has purchased some of the new and popular books that are being read around Australia during Children’s Book Week. Library classes will start reading and viewing the shortlisted books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia from Week 6.

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Dress Up Day! Wednesday 8th September

Come to school dressed as your favourite book character! Participate in the Dress Up Day Parade, 9:00am in the Mother Mary Piazza. If you need some inspiration, please visit the link below:

You only have 3 weeks to prepare – start cracking!!


Mrs Sarah Sarmardin

Library Technician


Congratulation to the students who were chosen to represent our school in the 2021 Angelico Art Exhibition. Their artwork is currently on display at the Forrest Centre, St Georges Terrace in Perth until August 27. There will also be a virtual tour of the exhibition at a later date to be announced. The entrants were Phoebe Light (Yr 1), Azara Goonawardena (Yr 1), Ayana Benjamin (Yr 2), Saphira Armstrong (Yr 3), Delilah Goh (Yr 4), Logan Sahb (Yr 5), Vesna Ostoic (Yr 6), Samik Karnam (Yr 6), Amy Dinh (Yr 6), and Aiden Khoo (Yr 6)

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Mrs Flexman

Yr 6 & Art Teacher


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State Primary Schools Cross Country Championship

Last Thursday, Eva (4M) & Isla (5M) competed at the State Primary Schools Cross Country Championship held at UWA Park. This brought together thousands of students from various schools in Perth and regional areas. The girls both competed in a 2.5km race.

Eva came in 17th place in the Year 4 Girls race. Isla finished in 10th place in the Year 5 Girls race. We would like to congratulate both girls on their amazing efforts competing against over 300 other runners in their respective races. This is a fantastic achievement and we look forward to possibly having more students from Notre Dame CPS participating in this event next year.

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Mr Webb

Yr 6 & Sports Teacher


Last week we were blessed with a few warm, sunny days. At OSHC, we finally had the opportunity to play outside a couple of afternoons. Some of us enjoyed a good game of footy, while others played handball in small groups. The Year 1 boys and girls even had a go at skipping rope races against the educator!

In the construction area, we enjoyed building schools, gardens and zoos with Lego or Duplo. We used Mobilo, magnetic blocks and tiles either on their own or combined, to build cars, houses and mobile homes. Creatively, we decided a train station could be made with wooden Domino tiles for our favourite train track play.

We also made our own toys and fidgets this week at the arts and craft table. We built paper planes and gliders and raced them to see whose would fly the highest and the farthest. We put rice grains into a balloon and it became a stress ball! We made our own POP-It's with colourful cards. We even learnt how to make an origami bay blade.

Rubiks cube, memory cards, free drawing, Connect 4, story time, hide and find... the fun went on and on!

This week, we are expecting more fine weather, which means more outside play! Yay! Meanwhile at OSHC, we'll get busy making something special for our dads as Fathers' Day fast approaching!


The canteen relies on the help of volunteers to ensure that it runs smoothly, so I would like to thank those parents who have given up their time to volunteer last term, your help is appreciated. If you would like to join our volunteer pool please come and see me in the canteen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Even if you are only able to give half an hour of your time, every bit helps.

Hope to see you at the canteen soon.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator


Orders for uniform items are to be placed by emailing Mrs Danielle Lawrie ( The order form and price list are on the school website ( under "School Services."

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator


Did you know that a second hand uniform page, which is hosted and managed by Notre Dame CPS parents, operates on Facebook? This is a great place for you to buy and sell quality second hand uniforms. The active site is available to all members of the community who access Facebook. You can also access second hand uniforms at the school's uniform shop.


School Banking is held every Thursday from 8.00am in the library.

Barbara Jamieson

School Banking Coordinator


Notre Dame Mum’s Night

Friday 27th August 2021. Please see flyer for details and RSVP via Trybooking for catering purposes. Food platters provided.

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Quiz Night

The Notre Dame Quiz Night fundraiser will take place on Saturday September 11, 2021. Please see the attached flyer for further information and bookings.

The P&F are seeking donations for the Quiz Night that can be used as prizes, auction items and raffles. If you own or manage a business and would like to donate an item, service or voucher, please contact the P&F on and we will get back to you.

We will also be taking donations for hampers through the front office. If you have any of the below items that you would like to donate, unopened and in good condition, please place them in the tubs provided in the administration office:

Women’s and Men’s toiletries or beauty products

Children’s books or games/puzzles

Sporting equipment or outdoor games

Confectionary sweets and lollies

Thank you once again to our wonderful school community.

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Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, drums and keyboard group lessons this term during school. Lessons start from $23.65 for a group of 2 or $34.10 for an individual lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at

VacSwim swimming lessons

Primary school

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and 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

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A Dialogue with the Female Members of the Plenary Council - THURSDAY 9 September 5.30-8.30pm

The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites you to a dialogue with the female members of the Plenary Council residing in Perth. Come and listen to what inspires and enriches their faith experience and hear about their hopes for the Plenary Council. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to contribute to this dialogue. All welcome.

Venue : James Nestor Hall ,Catholic Education Office 60 Ruislip St West Leederville

When: Thursday 9 September - 5.30pm - 8.30pm (Light refreshments served 5.30pm - 6pm)

RSVP: Tuesday 7 September by email or mobile 0400 886 835


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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 a Bachelor of Oral Health Final year placement clinic during university semesters. An experienced tutor oversees all check-ups and procedures.

It is not compulsory to enrol with the School Dental Service, if your children are having regular dental check-ups and treatment with their private family dentist, please feel free to remain with them.

If your address has changed/changes, please call us, as we send appointments to your home address, we also require current mobile phone numbers to send out text message reminders.

If your child has a toothache, please phone us on 9479 7222 between 8am-4pm, if you have an emergency outside of work hours, please contact your family dentist or the Emergency Service on 1800 098 818.


Cloverdale Dental Therapy Centre Staff

180 Fisher St (Clinic access through Gate 5 off Hendra St)

Cloverdale 6105

Ph: 9479 7222