Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning 12 December
Well we certainly brought our school year to a close with a bang on Tuesday with our Carols and Presentation of Awards Evening. The children all performed fantastically and the staff surprised everyone with their impromptu flash mob dance. Our Concert evening is always our biggest event and it is very rewarding for the staff to see so many parents and other family members attend. The feedback that I have received from many parents has been full of praise and a credit to all of the staff who have prepared the children so well. Thank you to all families for their ongoing support and encouragement with both the Carols evening and the many initiatives that are held throughout the year. Our school can only continue to be its best if we all work together with the common goal of providing excellent opportunities for the children. At Notre Dame I think the children are truly blessed because this communication and support of each other is evident in all that we do.
A few weeks ago Danielle Bewley (Smith) teacher of Pre-Primary M advised me that she was pregnant with her baby due to be born next May. Whilst I was aware of the upcoming birth, I haven’t been in a position to make any announcement or Teacher appointment until Danielle’s most recent assessment, with the results only being confirmed yesterday. With all of the testing now completed it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Danielle and her husband Pat on the impending birth of their first child. This is a very exciting time for them and we wish them every happiness as they embark on the most precious (and challenging) journey ahead.
Danielle will be returning for the first term of next year but the decision has been made to appoint a new Teacher for PPM from the commencement of the year so as to avoid possible disruption for the children. Danielle will support staff and children in a range of roles during the first Term.
- As advised last week, Mrs Margaret Hennessy will be leaving us at the end of this year. We wish her good health and happiness as she enjoys the fun-filled lazy days ahead.
- Mr Jason Tyrrell also leaves us this year to pursue fantastic opportunities as a member of the staff at Holy Cross College in Ellenbrook. Jason has truly been a “larger than life” member of staff with everyone knowing who Mr T is and waiting to see what outrageous costume he is likely to wear at the many events throughout the year. He certainly didn’t need any encouragement to do so! His Monday morning playing of Happy Birthday with the cryptic message before the last hooray will sorely be missed by us all as well. I’m sure all members of our community wish Jason happiness and success at his new school and thank him for all that he has done to make Notre Dame a better school over the past two years.
I am very happy to announce the following staff appointments for 2020.
Pre-Primary M: Miss Emily Guerinoni
Year 2M: Miss Sharna McKinlay
Year 3P: Miss Erin Horne
Congratulations to Emily, Sharna and Erin on their appointment to our school. I look forward to working with them in the year ahead and am excited about the prospect of the skills and talents that they will bring to our school.
SAVE THE DATE
Two of our most popular events will be held quite early next year so make sure you keep the dates free.
· P&F Market Night Friday 14 February
· Dads’ and Kids’ Campout Friday 20 March
As is our tradition, children and staff are invited to wear neat casual clothes tomorrow to celebrate another very successful year of school.
CAROLS & AWARDS NIGHT
YEAR 6 NEWS
Several weeks ago, the current year 6 leaders helped to run the Year 5 leadership day. They gave presentations and spoke of their own experiences of being a Year 6 leader. There was a range of team building games, short clips from inspiring movies and a question and answer session led by the students. One of the funniest tasks to watch was the ‘retrieve the bucket’ game, where groups had to work together and devise a strategy to fetch a tin of water without spilling it. We wish our newly elected student leaders for 2020 every success. It is definitely a worthwhile experience.
GRADUATION AND FAREWELL MASS
2020: Term 1
FRIDAY 31 JANUARY: Pre-packed Book List pickup 2.45pm-3.45pm in the Multi Purpose Hall.
Uniform Shop open 2.00pm-3.45pm
MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY : Students commence Term 1
THURSDAY 9 APRIL: Term 1 ends
Second Rite of Reconciliation for Christmas @ 7.00pm (5 Priests in attendance).
NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL FACEBOOK
Any parents or grandparents who would like to volunteer in the canteen, please see Kayleen.
The Uniform Shop will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays in Term 1.
Opening times : 1.30pm-3.30pm
UNIFORM SHOP WILL BE OPEN ON FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2.00pm-3.45pm.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
School Banking will open on Thursday 6 February 8.00am - 8.30am in the School Library.
P & F NEWS
2019 COLOUR RUN
2020 NIGHT MARKET
The 2020 Notre Dame Night Market will be back again on Friday 14th February.
Are you interested in hosting a food stall on the night? If so, please express your interest to Nicole Beresford (Notre Dame P&F member) via email by Thursday 5th December.