NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
16 June 2022
Dear Parents and Staff
This Saturday evening and Sunday morning many of our Year Four students, along with others from Years Five and Six, will make their First Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Eucharist is when we remember the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his Disciples on Holy Thursday. The Eucharist is at the core of our faith and leads us to a close relationship with Jesus. The children have been preparing and waiting to receive this Sacrament for some time and I’m looking forward to being able to share such a special occasion with them over the weekend. Please remember to keep all of our First Communicants, their families and their teachers in your prayers at this very special time.
At the end of this Term, we will farewell two of our staff:
- Mrs Sarah Sarmardin, our Library Technician, is moving to Queensland as her husband, Neil, has secured a new position there. Sarah has been a member of our staff in both teaching roles and as the Library Technician since 2016 and has been instrumental in transforming our Library and establishing the much-loved Makerspace programme. Sarah will be sadly missed and we wish her happiness and success for the future.
- Mrs Danielle Bewley, coordinator of Special Needs, is taking maternity leave, looking forward to the birth of her second child. Danielle has ensured that we have maintained a high level of support for the children with additional needs in our school and the staff who work with them. She has regularly liaised with parents and teachers to provide the best learning environment for all children. We wish both Danielle and her husband, Pat all the joys of parenthood when their new addition arrives.
We are currently working towards employing replacement staff and will advise the community when this process has been completed.
I am currently proofing the children’s Semester Reports and have been impressed with all of the great work and effort that the children have been completing. The Reports will be available for parents to access through SEQTA as advised by Mrs Boyle in her recent communication from 4.00pm on Friday 24 June. Further in the newsletter, Mrs Bradshaw has included the process for booking meetings with Teachers for the morning of Friday 1 July through the Parent Teacher Online (PTO) link, which is on the school website. These meetings are particularly important as the written Report can only convey some of the information about your child’s progress. Please ensure that you book your time with the Teacher/s so that you are able to be fully aware of their achievements and any ways in which you may support their learning.
From the commencement of next Term, the access gate on Oswell Street will not be open before and after school. This will release staff so that they can assist with the preparation for the day. Please enter through the main gate or the gate near the Church. These gates will be closed at 8.45am each day and parents/carers will need to enter the school through the office if they arrive after this time.
There appears to be some response to my article regarding the illegal and unsafe practices around the school as fewer parents/carers seem to be stopping on the street to drop their children. There are, though, those who are prepared to risk the safety of their children and the children of others by continuing this practice. We have heard in the media, today, that a 9 year old girl was hit by a car outside a metropolitan school yesterday. From the reports it would appear, in this instance, the parent who hit the girl was not at fault. Fortunately, it has been reported that the child’s injuries are not life threatening but both she, and the driver of the car involved, will carry the memory of this incident with them for many years to come.
I have also heard from a neighbour of our school who is concerned about vehicles parking on the verge of properties. As I understand, this is illegal unless the driver of the vehicle has the permission of the resident. I’m quite sure that the City of Belmont Rangers will be patrolling the area around our school in the near future and may be issuing fines. Please avoid this unnecessary expense and protect the wellbeing of our children by parking legally and using the drive through drop off/pick up where possible.
2023 APPLICATION OF ENROLMENT
4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2023
Was your child born between 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019?
If your child was born between these dates, they are eligible for our 4 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2023. Registrations for 2023 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.
3 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2023
If your child was born between 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, they are eligible for our 3 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2023. Registrations for 2023 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.
NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL FACEBOOK
This weekend, 18 and 19 June 2022, the Year 4 students will make their First Holy Communion. Please keep these students in your prayers as they make their final preparations for this sacrament. I would like to extend my sincere best wishes to all students as they prepare for their Holy Communion and thank parents/caregivers and families for their support. A special thank you to all staff involved in preparing the Year 4 students for this sacrament.
Each Tuesday evening commencing at 6.00 pm in the Parish Centre.
St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal
Boxes have been placed in the Church for donations of blankets and in-code non-perishable food items. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Planned Giving Envelopes 2022 – 2023
New sets of envelopes are available from the School side entrance of the Church. Please take the same number as last year and tick the box. If taking a set for the first time, please write your details in the space provided next to the number you have taken. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094. Thank you for your continued support of the Parish.
Subscribe to ‘The E Record’
You can receive The Record via email. Please contact Jamie O’Brien on 9220 5900 or by email Jamie.email@example.com
Walking in the Spirit National Prayer Pilgrimage for the Plenary Council
People across the country are invited to participate in a national prayer pilgrimage as the Catholic Church in Australia prepares for the Second Assembly of the 5th Plenary Council in Sydney, New South Wales, from 3 – 9 July 2022.
We pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and grace for the members who will gather and also for ourselves and the Church, that we may have the courage to follow where God is leading us.
Access Walking in the Spirit Prayer resources at:
Aid to the Church in Need Australia
ACN has launched its ‘Helping for the Priests of Tomorrow’ global campaign. For 75 years, the benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need have generously supported the formation of seminarians. In fact, some of these men now serve as priests in Australia today. At the current time, ACN is supporting some 15 000 seminarians on the path to the priesthood.
Please read and reflect on the stories and discern to help ACN, spiritually and financially, to form the priests of tomorrow.
Caritas Australia – Appeal for Ukraine
In a matter of weeks, millions of people have fled the conflict in Ukraine. Our long-standing partner, Caritas Ukraine, is on the ground, supporting people in need during this unfolding humanitarian crisis. Help provide urgent assistance including shelter, food, clean water, medicine and psychological support to people affected by this crisis. Please donate www.caritas.org.au/ukraine or call toll free 1800 024 413.
Australian Catholics Magazine – Winter Edition
The latest edition of the Magazine is available at both entrances of the Church. Please take a copy and enjoy the read.
Articles in this edition include:
· The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
· Against the Grain
· The Blessed Peacemakers
· The Art of Peace
· The Plenary Council
· Ecological Justice
Dr George Sekulla JP
Notre Dame Parish Council
CONFIRMATION DATE CHANGE
Father Quynh has informed the school that he is visiting Vietnam next term and therefore will need to change the dates of the Confirmation Sacramental Program. Please see below for new dates:
Commitment Masses: Saturday 23 July at 6pm and Sunday 24 July at 10am
Parent and Child workshop: Thursday 4 August at 6pm commencing in the Church
Reconciliation: Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 August at 9:45am in the Church
Celebration: 13 August at 6pm
PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS
On Friday 1 July, parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher and talk about their progress this year. Please book a time via the PTO tab on the top right corner of the school’s website. The link will go live from Monday 20 June 4pm to Wednesday 29 June at 4pm.
Please contact the front office if you are having any issues with booking a time.
The canteen is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can place your order online at MY SCHOOL CONNECT or over the counter at the canteen, we accept cash or eftpos.
I rely on parent volunteers to assist me in running the canteen, so if you have even half an hour spare please pop in and lend a hand or see me to pick a date and time that suits you.
Hope to see you at the canteen soon.
NOTRE DAME JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS VACATION CARE PROGRAM - 4 July to 15 July
If you wish to book your children in and they do not currently attend our OSHC, you will need to complete enrolment forms. Please contact the front office and we will forward you the required documents.
The cut-off date for submission is Friday, 24 June 2022. Limited places available.
Ben and Noah enjoyed learning through play in before school care this morning as they have explored the different types of dinosaurs with Educator Sandy. While they were participating in this experience, they interacted verbally and non-verbally with the educator and their peers.
(Learning Outcomes No.4 and 5)
Week 6/ BSC: Friday 03/06/2022
In the afternoon care, children participated in construction play. They created a variety of construction building that required creativity, imagination and problem-solving skills.
School Disco 30th June- last day of term
We hope you can join us for an end of term disco on Thursday 30th June. There will be games, prizes, a free sausage sizzle and snacks available for sale at the canteen. Please register and bring a copy of your ticket to receive your free hotdog. We are looking for parent helpers to assist with set up, cooking hotdogs, selling items in the canteen, and cleaning up after. Please email Nicole on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Nature Playground Updates
The P&F Executive met with Darryl prior to Tuesday's P&F meeting to discuss the progress of the Nature Play upgrade at Notre Dame. Although the equipment itself is not overly costly, there are also site works required to prepare the area, and a requirement to install soft fall materials under the new equipment. The soft fall itself is $50,000! The P&F has committed funds raised from the Quiz Night and Colour Run in 2021 to go towards these upgrades, and will continue to allocate additional funds when available so this project can commence. Stay tuned for our next fundraiser launching in term 3.
Containers for Change at Notre Dame
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.
KEYED UP MUSIC
KEYED UP MUSIC LESSONS
Keyed Up Music will be teaching voice, violin, woodwind, and drum lessons in Term 3 after school. Starting from $24.75 for 20min individual lessons. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning one of these instruments, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form
Cloverdale DTC opening hours for the July school holidays:
July School Holiday opening hours as follows:
- Open week 1: 04/07/22-08/07/22 (8.00am-4.00pm)
- Closed week 2: 11/07/22 – 15/07/22
In an emergency between the 11/07/22 and 15/07/22 please contact Mt Henry DTC on (08) 9313 0552.
For after-hours emergencies, please call your private dentist or contact the emergency service on 1800 098 818
Dental Health Services
Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services
C/- Cloverdale Primary School
180 Fisher Street, Cloverdale, WA, 6105
T: (08) 9479 7222