Term 4 Week 4 : 5 November, 2020

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Dear Parents & Staff

This Saturday many of our Year Six students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is a very significant step in their Spiritual journey as it marks the transition towards being recognised as an adult in the Church. Yesterday and today they made their final commitment and Reconciliation before receiving the Sacrament. Both groups were very reverent throughout these ceremonies and are well-prepared to make their Confirmation at 4.00pm on Saturday. Please keep the children, their families and their Teachers in your prayers.


Our Year Six Student Leaders, along with Miss Fimmano, were privileged to visit Parliament House this morning to enjoy morning tea with Ms Cassie Rowe MLA, Member for Belmont. Whilst being our local Member of Parliament, Cassie is also a parent at our school with daughters Bobby and Rory in Year Three and Pre-Primary respectively. There is no favouritism, though, as Cassie very generously offers this wonderful opportunity to students from all schools in her electorate. Our children felt very privileged to attend this great event and, I am sure, will remember today for many years to come. Thank you, Cassie, for your consideration and support of our students and school.


In memory of all who have died or fought in conflicts protecting our country we will have a minute of silence immediately after recess next Wednesday.

God of peace you call us to peace,
Peace within and peace without
Peace before us and peace behind us
Peace on our right and peace on our left.
Christ of Peace you call us to peace,
Peace with our brother and with our sister,

Peace with our neighbour and with the stranger
Peace with friends and with foes
Spirit of peace you call us to peace,
Peace in work and in play
Peace in thought and in deed
Peace in word and action
Grant us peace, O God of peace.


Congratulations to our Year Six students who have presented their research on their possible future careers over the past two afternoons. I was pleased to see the range of careers, especially those related to Teaching and education. I hope to see them bringing their aspirations to fruition over the years to come.


The Outside School Hours Care Registration visit that was planned for last Tuesday has been postponed until next Thursday, 12 November. We are hoping to be able to move forward with our planning after this visit.


The Annual General Meetings for the Parents’ and Friends’ Association and the School Board will be held on Tuesday 24 November at 6.00pm. Nominations for representation on both groups are now open. Please see the P&F Report in this newsletter for details regarding becoming a member of the P&F for 2021.

School Board nomination:

There are three positions in total available for membership on the School Board for a two-year term.

Below are the criteria for membership to the School Board as outlined in the Catholic School Board Constitution:

a) possession of special skills that will be an asset to the Board;

b) a deep interest in the welfare of all students and staff;

c) a desire to give service to the Notre Dame School Community;

d) a keenness to promote Catholic schooling;

e) an ability to work cooperatively and constructively with all other members of the Board; and

f) a sufficiency of time to devote to Board duties.

Nominations to the Board are to be in writing and handed in at the school office marked

“School Principal – Confidential”. Nomination forms are available from the school office.

Should you require any further information please contact me through the school office.


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.

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If your child/children will not be returning to Notre Dame in 2021, it is important that you advise the school office immediately.



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.


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Our Parish Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) as follows:

Saturday at 6.00pm, Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am & 6.00pm

Please note:

  • 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



We’re in the final term of 2020 and it’s hard not to get excited about our favourite time of year…..Christmas! The weather is getting warmer, the summer holidays are drawing nearer and the excitement around the festive season is becoming more real. Our Year 5 students have already been working hard in the first four weeks of school as they begin the preparations for being our new leaders in 2021.

Mr Seers

Comic Strips

This term in English, we have been working on our very own comics. We have found this very enjoyable because we were allowed to express our creativity in forms of writing and drawing. Year 5P could also create their own characters, with their own special abilities and uniqueness. We are proud of our finished product and we think they turned out great. We also loved looking at other people’s comics and how they turned out.

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Novel Study

While Year 5P have been busy working on comics, Year 5M have been completing a novel study using the book “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate. We have enjoyed exploring the themes of friendship, justice and animal rights told from the perspective of Ivan, a silverback gorilla who lives in a shopping centre….did you know that it’s based on a true story? Next week, Year 5P will begin the novel study while Year 5M will explore comic strips. We are looking forward to both classes coming together to watch the movie “The One and Only Ivan” to celebrate the end of the year and all of our hard work!

Mrs Crabbe

Young Leaders Program

In the Young Leaders Program we have been working with Brother Stephen to teach us how to be leaders to prepare us for the Year 6 leadership program. We have completed activities to help us improve on our leadership and teaching us the skills of being a leader. Some of the activities have helped us with socialising, public speaking, organising events and having the confidence to lead groups of people. Brother Stephen has taught us the 5 building blocks and what they mean, Show the way: Team skills, Speak up: Public speaking, Think Team: Organisation, Have a go: Confidence and Step up: Responsibility.

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Xmas Hamper

This year, for the St Vincent de Paul Society, the year fives are collecting for a Sudanese family of eight. They arrived in Australia earlier this year from a refugee camp. We have been asked to bring in some food items to provide for them. Some of the food items that we have brought in so far are; Christmas Pudding, Dried Fruit, Pasta, Long Life Juice, Milo and much more. We are going to donate these items on the 20th of November.

Miranda and Keely

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Last Tuesday, students from Year 4 - 6 represented the school at the annual Interschool Field Events Carnival at Gerry Archer. The day started with 400m races and then moved into the field event rotations of turbo javelin, shot put and long jump. I would like to congratulate all students who gave it their best on the day with Notre Dame ending up in 4th place after all of the day 1 events. Many thanks to Mrs Lawrie for assisting with turbo javelin judging and Mrs Bradshaw for marshalling students.

Last Thursday, students from Year 1-6 represented the school at the Interschool Track/Team Games Carnival, also at Gerry Archer. This is the first year we have had 8 schools at this carnival, with Salvado and SMG the new schools entering our competition. We had 65 students in total involved in the day with all students being able to participate in at least one event. This carnival proved to be a very competitive one with a lot of top athletes from multiple schools showcasing their great talents. One of the great sights of any Interschool Carnival is seeing the Year 1 in their running events and witnessing the growth and development of our younger students. We knew coming into the day that team games would be very important if we wanted to be in the pack amongst a lot of top quality schools. We performed fairly well across all team games and all the students should be proud of their efforts in these events.

The day finished with the baton relays and some very tight and fast finishes between St Joseph and St Emilie. In the end there were only a few points between these two schools. Well done to Notre Dame students who put in great efforts in the last few races. A special mention to our Year 6 students who assisted with marshalling, warm ups and providing great team spirit for us all day...your efforts didn’t go unnoticed! A big thank you as well to Mrs Notte, Mrs Boyle & Bro. Stephen who worked tirelessly all day to ensure all students were prepared for their races and enjoyed the day. We had one great individual honour from the Year 5 girls group with Brianna Nuich taking out Champion Girl, well done! In the end Notre Dame finished in 6th place this year. All students should be very proud of their efforts and the training they put in prior to the carnival days. Well done to the overall winners in St Joseph’s who remain undefeated in the Interschool Athletics carnivals. Below are the final results:

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Brett Webb

Sports Teacher


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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.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Coordinator


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." Uniform Shop will be open on Friday 16 October from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

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 every Thursday from 8.00am in the library


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Please click on this link to view the Parents' & Friends' Nomination form a Committee position.


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 by Friday 27th November.



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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 You can also email call 9223 8120.


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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

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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 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)

Cloverdale 6105

Ph: 9479 7222

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