NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 2 | 28 JULY 2022
We respectfully acknowledge
the past and present traditional owners of this land,
the Noongar people.
It is a privilege to be standing on Noongar country.
Kaya Parents and Staff
As NAIDOC Week fell during the school holidays, over the past two weeks each of the classes has been immersed in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. To put things into some sort of perspective, Jesus was on earth approximately 2000 years ago which is certainly a great length of time. The first evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples in Australia was 60,000 years ago, 30 times since the birth of Jesus. This amazing culture deserves a prominent place in our schools and our community. Mrs Mack has set up some wonderful displays in the Library which highlight aspects of this amazing culture and an outline of some the work that the children have been completing is included in the newsletter today.
Last weekend our Year Six students continued their journey towards receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation by making a public commitment in front of the church congregation on either Saturday evening or Sunday morning. When invited by Fr Quynh, the students read the following pledge:
As I prepare for the Sacrament, I will try to join with the parish community by attending Mass. I will use the skills and gifts God has given me to help build a community of peace.
Parents also made a pledge in support of their children:
We commit ourselves to share fully in this preparation programme, as we work together with staff and our child, for a deeper appreciation of the Sacrament they are to receive.
We ask the Notre Dame Parish Community to pray for our children and us, so that we may all be one, as we build the Kingdom of God on earth.
I think the main element of this pledge is about using their God given skills and gifts. We are all born with a range of talents but whether these are realised rests upon each of us to, firstly, acknowledge them, then to ensure that we actively strive to develop them. We don’t necessarily receive the same gifts in the same measure but, without actively working to incorporate them into our lives, we are not reaching our potential. Please continue to pray for our students that they not only realise their talents but actively develop them so they become the best that they can be.
Our wonderful P&F have been nominated as a finalist in the Building Positive School Communities section of the Catholic School Parents Western Australia Awards. The Award Presentation Evening is Friday 5 August and I hope our P&F is chosen as the winner as they are truly deserving of this recognition. Please follow the link below if you would like to support our P&F at the Presentation Evening.
2022 Awards of Excellence
Catholic School Parents WA 2022 Awards of Excellence in Building Positive Catholic School Communities Special Presenter - Laura Allison CEWA Chief Psychologist'Mental Health & Wellbeing - the Home/School Partnership' Friday 5 August 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+08) The White Barn @ Rose and Crown Hotel 105 Swan Street, Guildford WA 6055
During the recent school holidays, Emily Guerinoni became engaged to Chris Beattie. Chris and Emily have recently purchased a block of land and it was here that Chris chose to propose. Such a wonderful way to begin their life journey together on the land where they plan to build their home.
INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to our Cross Country team who managed a very creditable Fourth place in the Interschool Carnival this morning. There were many excellent results with all children giving their best effort for our school. Mr Webb will have all of the results in next week’s newsletter.
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.
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NOTRE DAME PARISH
A very warm welcome back to all students, staff and families as we commence Semester 2. I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful school break.
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.
Safeguarding Induction for all Church Workers
All Church workers are invited to attend an online safeguarding induction. A Church worker is anyone in the Parish in any role – paid or voluntary. The session will cover the Safeguarding policies and procedures, the importance of Safeguarding in the Parish, and the role of the Parish Safeguarding Officer. To register, please phone Ingka on 9221 7762 or visit www.safeguarding.perthcatholic.org.au
Available session dates include: 29 July at 10.00 am, 17 August at 7.00 pm, 25 August at 2.00 pm, 13 September at 7.00 pm and 28 September at 10.00 am.
Sponsor a School Bag
This is a charity project run by Buckets for Jesus. Library bags are filled with school supplies and a small toy. The bags are sent to the Philippines, Kenya, Vietnam, Myanmar and India. Since 2015, more than 20 000 children were blessed with school supplies. A list has been placed on the Notice Board with what is required. A box has been placed at the school side entrance of the Church for any donations or you can fill the bag yourself and return it to the Parish Office. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.
Archdiocesan Marriage Mass
All Parishioners are invited to attend this Mass on 20 August 2022, commencing at 10.00 am at St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth. A blessing will be bestowed on ALL married couples who attend. In addition, do you know a couple celebrating 10, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 or 50 plus years of marriage ? The Archdiocese would like to give these couples a special commemorative certificate as part of the celebration.
Couples can register for a milestone anniversary certificate at https://bit.ly.marriagemass2022
All certificate requests must be received prior to 11 August 2022 to enable time for printing.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Have you ever wanted to see the Holy Land ? Join Monsignor Michael Keating on his Holy Land Pilgrimage from 24 November to 9 December 2022 to Jordan and Israel. To register your interest, please send a Whatsapp or txt to 0433 771 979, or phone 6118 7313, or email email@example.com
Dr George Sekulla JP
Notre Dame Parish Council
CONFIRMATION DATE CHANGE
Father Quynh has informed the school that he is visiting Vietnam this term and therefore will need to change the dates of the Confirmation Sacramental Program. Please see below for new dates:
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
SCHOOL /OSHC ATTENDANCE
If your child is not attending school, could you please email Administration on admin.nds.wa.edu.au and the class teacher. An SMS is automatically sent if we have not received notification. Please reply to the SMS with the name of your child and the reason why the student is not attending school. Also please note If your family is going on holidays the absentee notification must be sent to admin.nds.wa.edu.au and class teacher.
If your child is booked at OSHC and not attending before and after school care it is important that you please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time and assistance.
PRE PRIMARY NEWS
Term 3 looks set to be a busy but exciting term! Edu-Dance has commenced and next week we will participate in our Class Liturgy. PPM have their Assembly in Week 4, we also get to participate in our very first Athletics Carnival and in between all this fun stuff we will be learning lots of new things!
This term we are starting to learn about digraphs. Last week we started off by learning the ‘sh’ sound. This week we are exploring the ‘ch’ sound. Sentence writing will become a focus this term. We will start to understand how to write on a line, use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. We will be looking at lots of different Fairy Tales. Last week we started with The Three Little Pigs – we are very good at retelling the story.
We started the term off by revising all of the mathematical concepts that we learnt about last term – addition, subtraction, patterns and money. This term, we are starting off by learning about half and whole and then moving on to explore volume and more and less. We continue to be counting superstars and are looking forward to learning lots more mathematics concepts!
In Integrated this term, we are very busy celebrating lots of exciting events. This week is NAIDOC Week, so we are completing collaborative artwork. As the term progresses, we will be completing activities around the Commonwealth Games, as well as learning about the place we live in and the different important landmarks around the world.
This term in PPP we are getting the chance to explore a class shop and tinkering table. We are loving being a shopkeeper and builders!
PPM have been looking after lots of different animals in their class Vet and are enjoying building lots of different structures from wooden blocks, Lego, Mobilo and magnetic tiles. Miss G thinks we might have some future Veterinarians, Builders or Engineers in our classroom!
We can’t wait for a great term ahead!
Miss Guerinoni and Miss Rognetta
Interschool Cross Country
Congratulations to all students who represented the school at the Interschool Cross Country at Tomato Lake Reserve today. I will post a summary of the day in the next newsletter.
Dress Up Your Bike, Scooter or Shoes Day! - Tuesday, 2 August
Notre Dame students from Year 1 - 6 will have the opportunity to dress up their bike, scooter or shoes as a part of the Your Move program. This will be held on Tuesday, 2 August, in week 3. Parents are more than welcome to also join in for the morning by dressing up their own mode of active transport and coming to school with their child. Children who choose to take part in the promotion will be able to wear their sports uniform for the day.
All students who choose to dress up their bike, scooter or shoes will receive a small prize, a raffle ticket, stickers and a piece of fruit. Larger prizes will then be raffled out towards the end of the day. Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in an obstacle course during school time (12.40pm - lunch time). This will be run by Mr Webb and Year 6 helpers. A poster for the day has been attached with this post, created by some fantastic Year 6 students.
Please email Mr Webb if you would like more information about the day.
PE & Year 6 Teacher
Uniform Shop Coordinator.
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 and 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.
P&F Trailer Raffle
One of Notre Dame’s very generous families has kindly donated a caged trailer for us to raffle to try to raise funds to contribute to the Nature Play upgrades. The raffle will launch on the 1st August and tickets can be purchased online. There will be 3 prizes available in total. Flyer and online ticket sales link available shortly.
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