Term 3 Week 3 : 6 August

Big picture

This coming Saturday, 8 August, is the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop our first and only Australian Saint.

Dear Parents and Staff

Yesterday our First Holy Eucharist candidates participated in a great day of fun activities in preparation for them receiving the Sacrament on the weekend of 15 & 16 August. Next Tuesday (4P) and Wednesday (4M) will attend reconciliation and make their commitment pledge as the final step before they receive Jesus Sacramentally for the first time. Please keep all of our Communion candidates, their families and their teachers in your prayers at this most special time.

A reminder that, due to physical distancing regulations only two members from each candidate’s family are invited to attend.


I can’t wait to see what clever things Miss Rognetta, Miss Gollner, Miss Terranova and the Pre-Primary (P) children have planned to share with us at their Assembly tomorrow. They will be joined by their Year 4P class buddies and two members from each of their families are also invited. Other classes will be able to tune in to the Assembly via a live stream sent to their classroom.


Unfortunately, the Year Six Eagles Cup fixtures have been cancelled for this year, but Mr Webb has been very proactive in arranging back to back fixtures in AFL, Soccer and Netball over the next two Fridays against St Maria Goretti’s School in Redcliffe. Whilst sharing the same Parish, sporting fixtures between the two schools have not occurred for some time so we look forward to an exciting afternoon of competition against this relatively unknown opposition.


Just as it has been a very difficult and uncertain year for all of us, so, too, has the Catholic Arts been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. The upside is that the committee has been creating opportunities for schools to participate. There are normally three major aspects to the Catholic Arts:

  • Angelico Art Exhibition – For both Primary and Secondary students
  • Performing Arts Festival – Includes Instrumental, choirs, drama, dance etc.
  • Carnevale – A showcase in central Perth of Catholic School initiatives and talent.

It has been necessary to cancel the Carnevale for this year but the other two aspects will continue, albeit under different formats.

  • The Angelico Exhibition is being set up so that a 3D virtual tour will be recorded and shared with all schools. Our school has entered the Exhibition for the first time this year and I look forward to sharing the selected student’s artwork and that of students from throughout the state with our school community in the near future.

Congratulations to the following students whose artwork has been selected to represent our school:

Big picture

  • Due to the difficulties of live performance with audiences the decision has been made for schools to submit their entries to the Performing Arts Festival via electronic recording. Unfortunately, as we do not have a suitable performance area and recording would be problematic, it has been decided to not enter our groups in the Dance section of the Festival this year. However, our Year Three and School Choirs will participate, and their performance will be recorded next Thursday morning in the Multipurpose Hall. We have employed an audio/visual specialist to assist us to ensure that we achieve the best quality of recording. Copies of the recording will be made available to families within our community.


Our school photos will be taken during the week commencing 17 August for all children from 3-Year-Old Kindy to Year Six. Children from Years One to Six are to wear their full winter school uniform. Parents will be advised of the schedule of photos during the next week.

Big picture


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:


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



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.



Our School Photos will be taken on: Tuesday 18th August, Wednesday 19th August and Thursday 20th August.

Class Photos/Portraits: Every Student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not.

  •  The school has chosen to use the online ordering system. Your child will be given an online ordering instruction slip and a unique student shootkey.

  •  Log onto and follow the prompts to place your order.

  •  If you lose your shootkey the school reception will have a copy to quote back to you.

  •  The expiry date for online ordering is the 26.08.2020 Any orders received after this date

    will incur a $30.00 archive fee. You can email your order request through to or call our office on 08 9240 8000

    Family Photos:

    •  Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.

    •  Family photos are taken each morning before school.

    •  Please ensure that your family envelope and payment are handed to the Photographers on photo day.

    •  If you do not have the correct money we will provide any change needed when photos are delivered to school.

    •  Family photos cannot be ordered online.

    •  Once school has received photos, family photos will remain at reception for parents to collect.

      Please Note: Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online



In English this Term, we are learning all about fiction, non-fiction stories and poetry. We are also beginning to develop our knowledge of Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) words to write dictated sentences and to read short sentences. We have also started to use the Diana Riggs Promoting Literacy Development Programme to help us with our sound knowledge, letter formation, reading and spelling of CVC words. We have been so impressed to see the Pre-Primary children showing lots of enthusiasm in learning the different actions and rhymes to accompany each of the sounds and trying their very best to sound out trickier words in books that they are reading.

Big picture
Big picture


In Mathematics this Term we started off learning about ordinal numbers and then moved onto learning about money. We enjoyed making our own little shop and exploring coins and notes. This week we are learning about subtraction. We have started to create our own subtraction stories. We are looking forward to all the new things we will be learning in Mathematics this Term.


In Art and Technologies we were given different sized shape blocks to create our own pictures. We came up with some interesting and colourful creations and love seeing our artworks displayed in our classrooms.


We were excited to come back to school and see that our teachers had set up some new learning centres for us to play in. We are lucky to have space corners, vets and ice-cream factories in Pre-Primary this term. We also love to, on some Friday afternoons, move between both PPP and PPM to play with our friends and experience what it is like to be a vet and to work in an ice-cream factory.

We are looking forward to an exciting Term 3 and can’t wait to perform our Edu-Dance concerts at the end of the term!

Miss Rognetta & Miss Guerinoni


Belonging, Being and Becoming the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. The EYLF was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with input from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics.

The framework offers a vision where 'all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life'.

(Sourced from )

Each week we will feature one of these principles, practices or outcomes in the newsletter.

Big picture

Julie Carlton & Linda Harland

Early Learning Coordinators


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.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Manager


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


School Banking commenced today and will be every Thursday from 8.00am.


Big picture




Big picture


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