NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
5 May 2022
There’s magic in a mother’s touch
and sunshine in her smile.
There’s love in everything she does
to make our lives worthwhile.
We can find both hope and courage
just by looking in her eyes.
Her laughter is a source of joy,
her words are warm and wise.
There is a kindness and compassion
to be found in her embrace,
and we see love’s pure light
shining from her face.
~HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL MUMS~
Dear Parents and Staff
A number of years ago I was privileged to travel to Ireland and as part of a “hop-on-hop-off” tour, we passed the residence of the Prime Minister. Our driver pointed out a candle which was kept burning in the window to be a guiding light for Irish citizens worldwide to find their way home. I thought this was a beautiful gesture which was very typical of the Irish who seem to have a special way of establishing and maintaining relationships. Just as the Irish Prime Minister shines the light to lead his citizens home, I think mothers, too, have an eternal warmth in their heart that draws their children back to them wherever they may roam. I hope all of our mums are made to feel very special by their children, not only this Sunday, but every day. Thank you to all mums for the care and love that they unconditionally give to us. I hope you have a wonderful day relaxing and being pampered.
This morning we were treated to a wonderful Assembly presented by the Year Six classes. Whilst this was a belated reflection on their Camp held during first term, it was so pleasing for us all to be able to attend the live performance with so many parents able to join us. After reflecting on the journey to Australia by Giacomo, a migrant from Italy in the early 1900s, we were taken on a jaunt following the antics of the most notorious of Western Australian bushrangers, Moondyne Joe. Finally, we were led to reflect on ANZAC Day and the causes and futility of war. This was an excellent Assembly that showcased so much of the learning that the children had achieved during the week of their modified Camp earlier in the year. Many thanks to the staff who prepared the children for the Assembly and were so creative at short notice in providing the opportunity for the children to experience their Camp within the Covid constraints, that were in place as we returned to school.
I’m now looking forward to the Year 2M Assembly tomorrow morning.
The recent easing of restrictions has meant that we are able to proceed with our interschool sporting events and I am looking forward to the first of the Eagles Cup fixtures tomorrow afternoon when we take on St Munchin’s School, Gosnells, in Netball, Soccer and AFL.
SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY
Tomorrow parents will receive an invitation to complete an online survey which will provide us with information to assist with future planning for our school. I encourage all parents to respond to the survey as the greater the response, the better will be able to reflect the thoughts and opinions of our community.
It was wonderful to see how smartly dressed most of the children were as they returned in their winter uniforms after the recent school holidays. Unfortunately, though, some children have not been wearing the school tie and others have been wearing their sports jacket with their regular school uniform. The school uniform is a sign of our identity and should be worn correctly and with pride at all times. Please ensure that your children have the correct uniform and are wearing it as beautifully as Joel, Reegan, Ayana and Hailey in the photo below.
As we come to grips with “living with” Covid, we have not been reporting every positive case and close contact as they are reported to us. Over the past week we have had positive cases in 3 Year Old Kindy, Pre-Primary, Years Two, Three, Four, Five and Six and two staff. Please remember to check your children if they display symptoms and do not send them to school if they are at all unwell.
NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL FACEBOOK
PRE PRIMARY CLASS NEWS
WOW! Term 2 is already off to a busy start. We have many new and exciting things happening in Pre-Primary this Term. On Wednesday we participate in Makerspace! We are looking forward to having our first session this week. We started Drama last week, which was a hit, we loved it and can’t wait to learn more.
In Literacy this term we are beginning to learn how to sound out and write CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words. Halfway through this term we will begin to take home little books to read each night. We will also be learning the difference between fiction and non-fiction books. It will be a busy term of learning in Literacy.
We started off Term 2 revising all of the important concepts that we learnt about in Term 1 – counting, number formation, positional language, measurement and so many more. These strategies will help us with many of the new concepts that we learn this term such as five and ten frames, addition, patterns, number formation, counting and measurement. We are counting superstars and proud of how much we have learnt so far this year. We are very excited to continue to expand our knowledge!!
When our teachers opened the doors at the beginning of the term, we were very excited to see brand new play corners in both PPM and PPP. After hearing about all of the amazing camping adventures, Miss G and Miss Rognetta thought that we would create our own camping corners for the children to role-play in. They have been having a blast and we love seeing their imaginations and creativity shine!
We would like to wish all our amazing Mums a very Happy Mother’s Day!
We are looking forward to a fabulous Term 2!
Miss Rognetta & Miss Guerinoni
Mother’s Day Special- Entertainment book
Until 31st May, when you purchase a Single City Membership, you can choose between a BONUS $20 Ultimate For Her, Priceline or Big W eGift Card. When you purchase a Multi City or a Multi City Plus Membership, you can choose between a BONUS $40 Ultimate For Her, Priceline or Big W eGift Card.
That’s two gifts for Mum for the price of one!!! (or a gift for you and a gift for her 😊) Please go to: https://www.entertainment.com.au/orderbooks/86014g to purchase your books and raise funds for Notre Dame!
Last year the P&F funded a cyber safety workshop by ySafe, and later this year we will be funding a presentation by Paul Litherland. We feel that it is important to keep parents and carers updated on how to keep our children safe in a fast-changing digital world.
The eSafety Commissioner also has a range of free cyber safety resources available on their website, including webinars. Please see the flyer below for an upcoming webinar on Safe Settings for Online Devices.” Please note the times on the flyer are Eastern Standard times so they will take place 2 hours earlier in Western Australia.
As well as recycling your drink bottles at school, you can also assist with fundraising for Notre Dame Primary by donating your 10c refunds from all of your containers at home to the school account. The scheme ID for Notre Dame Catholic Primary School is C10461063.
CITY OF BELMONT
CITY OF BELMONT - MONTH OF MAY
Zumba & Bollywood Dance
The program offers a mix of Zumba and groovy Bollywood beats, tailored to participant needs on the day. During this 8 week you will be provided an uplifting and safe environment to develop skills, meet new people and move your bod and have a lot of fun.
All ages welcome and encouraged. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.
For bookings call 9251 5777 or email
Dates: Tuesdays May 10, 17, 24 & 31 June 7, 14, 21 & 28
Time: 4.45pm – 5.30pm
Location: Forster Park Community CentrE, 130 Keane St, Cloverdale
The Multisport program is perfect for all children yet to discover their passion for sports.
During this 7-week program, children of all abilities and ages are provided a fun and safe environment in which to play, develop skills, enhance self-esteem and meet new friends.
Be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
Bring a water bottle.
For bookings call 9251 5777 or email email@example.com
Community Safety Session
The City of Belmont is working hard to ensure that this area is a safe place to live, work and play. Join us online to learn simple precautions you can take to ensure your safety while living and participating in the community.
The online session will be presented in Arabic by the City’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer, Hamed El Atta,
For more information or to register, please contact the City’s Economic and Community development team via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9477 7419.
Date: Thursday, 19 May
Time – 10.30- 11.30am
Location – Zoom link
Successful Food Business Workshop
Do you want to learn how to start your own business?
Take the first step and apply today to attend the free Building a successful food business.
This program will give you the steps, advise and confidence to turn your idea into a profitable food business
Workshop 1: Introduction of the basics to running a food business. Workshop 2: A focus on marketing your business.
Workshop 3: Registrations and regulations.
Workshop 4: TBC
Starting your own food business involves more than just a love of food; there are many key steps to ensure you are set up for success.
The 4-week workshop series provides practical guidance to anyone who is considering starting a food-based business – whether it’s a simple market stall, a mobile food van or a commercial café / restaurant.
Time: 9.30am and 12.30pm
Hillview Intercultural Community Centre, 1-3 Hill View Place, Bentley
Dates: Tuesdays May 10, 17, 24 & 31 June 7, 14 & 21
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Location: Forster Park, Keane St, Cloverdale
Are you a migrant women and talented cook?
Looking at starting your own food business? Your skills could be the gateway to starting your own business, with potential to allow you to work from home.
This free program will give you the steps and confidence to turn your idea into a profitable food business.
The program is broken down into 3 different workshops, which will cover:
- The basics of running a food business
- How to market your food business successfully
- Registrations and regulations, you need to consider
🗓Dates: Thursday 26th May; 2nd & 8th June.
⏱ time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
📍Hillview Intercultural Community Centre & Belmont Hub
To secure your spot, Register now 👉🏽 https://businessfoundations.com.au/course/building-a-successful-food-business/
LINDA ABU LASHIN
CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
Please note that I work part time (Wednesday-Friday)
City of Belmont, 215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, WA 6105
Phone - 9477 7447 Fax - 9478 1473
Web – www.belmont.wa.gov.au
Keyed Up Music
Keyed Up Music will be teaching voice, violin, woodwind, and drum lessons in Term 2 after school. Starting from $24.75 for 20min individual lessons. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form