NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Term 4 Week 4 : 12 November, 2020
Dear Parents and Staff
This week has been significant at Notre Dame for two specific reasons; NAIDOC Week and Remembrance Day.
Our week commenced with a Liturgy of the Word in the Mother Mary Piazza which was unfortunately interrupted by the weather. Back in their classes the children learnt about both the significance of our Aboriginal past and its longevity. We all think of the time when Jesus came to earth which was approximately 2000 years as a long time ago. From history we have learnt that the Aboriginal culture has been in Australia for at least 60,000 years which is 30 times the length of time since Christ came. We also talked about the need to not just be good inside but to be positive by doing things to help others. The children received a bookmark with quotes from both Catherine McAuley and Nano Nagle on Tuesday to remind them of this. There is currently much debate about our National Anthem and whilst I am not going to share my opinion, I think the debate is a very positive sign as we move into the future.
Yesterday afternoon the staff watched a movie, In My Blood It Runs, which is about a short period in the life of a young boy and his family in the Northern Territory. The movie is available on ABC iView and I encourage families to watch it to assist with their understanding of the Aboriginal culture and the challenges that many are faced with.
Our Remembrance Day service, yesterday, was very special as our Year Six Leaders led this over the school PA. Classes listened in and observed the minute silence and completed activities related to the remembrance of those who have served In the armed forces so that we are all able to enjoy the freedoms of our wonderful country today.
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE (OSHC)
We have had our Registration inspection this morning and expect to receive notification of this early in December. I am fully aware that many families are interested in their children attending and it is our belief that we may be oversubscribed. To allow fair access for all we will post a link for families to register their expression of interest on our school website next Thursday, 19 November, at 4.00pm. At this stage we will be registered to accommodate 30 children from 4 Year old Kindergarten to Year Six. Each family must register an expression of interest for their own family; no multiple family registrations will be accepted.
The OSHC is planned to open from Monday 1 February for before and after school and for holidays and Professional Development days throughout the year. The before and after hours of operation will be:
Stationery lists for 2021 have been sent home with the children earlier this week. Please check your children’s bag for these and contact the school office if you are unable to locate them.
SCHOOL REGISTRATION AUDIT
On 17 November our school will undergo an Audit as part of our ongoing Registration. A component of the Audit is for parents to be given the opportunity to complete the attached survey. I encourage parents to participate in this exercise so that those involved in conducting the Audit are fully aware of our school’s operation from a parent perspective. If you are unsure of elements of the survey, please refer to our school website where further information may be located.
STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL YEAR 2021
If your child/children will not be returning to Notre Dame in 2021, it is important that you advise the school office immediately.
APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT
3 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2021
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.
NOTRE DAME PARISH
Archdiocese Website – www.perthcatholic.org.au
Archdiocese Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/perthcatholic/
Our Parish Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) as follows:
Saturday at 6.00pm, Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am & 6.00pm
- 120 - 150 members are allowed to attend weekend Masses with social distancing.
- Family members must sit in the same pew.
- There is seating in the Parish Centre for 50 with live streaming of the Mass.
- Good hygiene practice must be observed on entering the church.
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
NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL FACEBOOK
3 YEAR OLD KINDY
This term has been another busy term in 3 Year Old Kindy. It is hard to believe that we are nearly finished for the year. All the children have been getting ready to take the big step into 4 Year Old Kindy.
This term we have had so much fun exploring the wonderful world under the sea. We made our own under the water world by using sand, shells, seaweed, coral and rocks. We then discussed what animals live in the ocean. Luckily the children stopped Mrs Millard from putting cows, sheep and pigs in the ocean.
After this we talked about how the ocean is made up of water, so we used some material to represent water. We then discussed where else we see water - in lakes, at pools and in our water taps.
We thought about all the fun things we like to do when we are at the ocean - going in a boat, fishing and swimming.
To finish our under the sea theme, we celebrated Pirate Day which included dressing up for the day. We had so much fun on this day. We even made and decorated pirate hats. Thank you to our families that helped us with our amazing costume!
We look forward to ending the term completing Christmas activities and crafts.
Mrs Millard, Miss J and Mrs Addy
The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, in 1918, is the moment when fighting ceased on the Western Front during the First World War after more than four years of continuous fighting. Each year, at 11am on 11 November, Australians pause for one minute silence in memory of all those who have died in wars, conflicts and peace operations around the world. This day has become known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. It's an important time to pause and reflect on the important role Australians played in that war.
We as a school commemorated Remembrance Day on Wednesday by participating in a whole school prayer service. Children reflected in their classrooms about those people who gave their life in service for us.
You may like to talk with your families about this special day.
The children in Year 2P and 4P have written some prayers to God thanking veterans. You could pray these at home.
Tiffany Donovan-Flintoff and Sue Ellen Gullotti
EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
The canteen relies on volunteers, if you have any time to spare even half an hour on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday your help would be appreciated.
NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL UNIFORMS SECOND HAND BUY & SELL
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.
Barbara Jamieson, Coordinator.
PARENTS' & FRIENDS' ASSOCIATION
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT MARKET
The Notre Dame 2021 Night Market will held on Friday 12th February.
Are you interested in hosting a food stall on the night? As we need to register this event with the City of Belmont, all vendors need to be a registered food business with public liability insurance.
Please express your interest to Nicole Beresford (Notre Dame P&F member) via email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27th November.
CATHOLIC SCHOOL PARENTS WA (CSPWA)
TRINITY COLLEGE OPEN MORNING - Thursday 19 November 2020
Discover Trinity College at our Open Morning on Thursday, 19 November 2020 to learn more about the unique TC Spirit and the vast curricular and co-curricular opportunities that the College has to offer. The Open Morning begins with a welcome address, followed by a student-guided tour and finishes with refreshments and Q&A with the admissions team and teaching staff. We look forward to meeting you! Please note that your son is welcome to attend the Open Morning. You can register directly via our website https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/enrolments/tour-trinity/open-day. You can also email email@example.com call 9223 8120.
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.
VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Your children can start as young as five years old.
Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim
CLOVERDALE SCHOOL DENTAL CLINIC INFORMATION
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 child is having regular dental check-ups and treatment with their private family dentist, consider withdrawing from the school service. This will enable us to service those that are unable to access private dentistry. If circumstances change, you are welcome to re-enrol at any time.
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)
Ph: 9479 7222