14 October 2021

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Dear Parents and Staff

Welcome back! I trust that everyone found some time over the break to relax and re-group as we head into the last few weeks of the school year. Yesterday we commenced swimming lessons for the children in Pre Primary to Year Five which will ensure that the busyness of last Term continues for the time being. There is much to look forward to over the next weeks such as Interschool Athletics, Open Afternoon/Evening and end of year activities and I look forward to catching up with many of you both at all of the events and the school gates each day.


October 9th to 16th is Mental Health Week and our Year Six students have been sharing positivity messages throughout our school with post-it notes on walls and chalk statements on walkways. The members of our Staff Wellness Committee have also organised a range of activities throughout the week.

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You may also have noticed that one of our eucalypt trees near the Parish carpark has a new blue coat. This is in recognition of the Blue Tree Project which states the following on their website:

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Thank you to Mrs Mary Evangelista who has coordinated this project and, along with Mrs Carmel Kempton, a former staff member of our school, and her husband Greg, has knitted the blue squares and wrapped them on the tree as an outward sign for us to continue to take care of our mental wellbeing.


On the 1st of October, the middle Friday of the holiday break, Miss Naomi Fimmano, one of our Year Six Teachers, married Shaun Martin in a beautiful ceremony on Naomi’s parent’s property in Harvey. Congratulations to both Naomi and Shaun as they embark upon this wonderful chapter in their lives. We all wish them friendship, happiness and much laughter for the many years ahead. Naomi will remain Miss Fimmano for the rest of this year but will return as Mrs Martin in 2022.


Late in the school holidays I was contacted by Catholic Education WA to see whether our school would like to be involved in the production of a video presentation to acknowledge World Teachers’ Day which will be held on Friday 29 October. Our Year 4M class was selected and they spent yesterday morning being filmed while participating in a range of Makerspace activities. This was a great opportunity for our school and our budding actors represented us very well. I look forward to seeing the finished product which will be circulated in the next couple of weeks.

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Notre Dame Parish News

Welcome back to Term 4. I hope all staff and students had a well-deserved break and are looking forward to the Term ahead.

Bible Studies

Each Tuesday evening commencing at 6.00 pm in the Parish Centre.

Planned Giving Envelopes 2021 – 2022 Financial Year

The envelopes are available from the School side entrance of the Church. Please take the same number as last year and tick your name off. If you are taking a set for the first time, please write your name and contact details next to the number that you are taking. Direct Debit forms are also available. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Parish.

Offertory and Collections

During the past two weeks, the Church has re-introduced the Offertory procession as part of Mass. In addition, the collection baskets are now being passed around the pews.

St Vincent de Paul Poor Man’s Mass

Thank you to all Parishioners for your support of the collection at the Mass. A total of $1 481.60 was collected.

Torchlight Procession

The Legion of Mary is organising a procession around Lake Monger in honour of ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’ on 15 October 2021. The event will commence at 7.00 pm with rosary and hymns. Please meet at the Gazebo near Powis Street near the Dodd Street carpark. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094 for further information.

One Million Children Praying the Rosary

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Australia invites Parishioners to join the prayer campaign ‘One Million Children Praying the Rosary’ for unity and peace in the world. The event will occur on 18 October 2021. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094 or access the website

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

The Parish will hold its annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon on 2 November 2021 in the Parish Centre. Doors will open at 10.00 am and tickets are $10.00 per person and available at the door. Sweeps and raffles will be available. Please bring a plate of savoury or sweet to share. Tea and coffee available.

Dr George Sekulla JP




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We can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by and we are in our final term of Year Two!

We have all come back to school with a positive attitude, ready to learn lots of exciting new things.


As a school we have been celebrating Mental Health Week. We started this week, in such a wonderful way! We learnt some very vibrant sets of dance moves, which the Year Six leaders made up and led us through. We loved participating in this ‘Health Hussle’ and can’t wait to participate in the many other activities we have scheduled for the week.


Back in class we then shared with our teachers and friends some of the fun activities we did during the school holidays. Holidays are always super fun and lots of us spent time with family and friends and went on holidays, exploring wonderful parts of WA.

Here are some of the fun things that we did in the school holidays:

Ivy - I went camping down south on a beach and saw whales.

Eloise - I went to Margaret River and went to Mammoth cave.

Marlin - I went to Toodyay with my family and went on dune buggies and did archery and fishing.

Aaron.K- I went into Perth city and ate some ice cream and I also played fetch with my dog.

Taylor - I went to the Royal Show with my Mum and brother and we went on a few rides. My favourite ride was the Swing Chair. It was fun when we went to see the animals.

Sylvanus - On the holidays I went to ice-skating with my friends and family. We played games like Limbo and we also played Tag. It took a few tries for the adults to ice-skate properly but my friends and I learnt quickly. The same day we went to the Royal Show at night time.

Gabriel: I went to the beach with my friends and our families. We made a sandcastle and swam in the water. Then we ate sushi and ramen food.

Indy: I went to the skate park in Jurien Bay and I went down a big ramp and my big brother, Leo, went down his first ramp ever. We also went to the bakery and got some sugary foods. It was a fantastic holiday.


This week we started swimming lessons on Wednesday. We are very excited to be learning new skills in the pool, just in time for the summer holidays. Swimming is a great form of exercise and we like getting to splash around with our friends! Our topic this term for Health will focus around safety, so it will be great to learn about the safety rules when swimming at the pool.

Sharna McKinlay and Tiffany Donovan-Flintoff

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Notre Dame Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on Monday 1st November to Wednesday 3rd November to increase literacy across the school by encouraging our students to read. The fair will be open before school at 8am and after school at 3pm.

All proceeds from the sales of books will go towards books for the library.

See you at the Book Fair.

Mrs Sarmardin and the Library Monitors

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The canteen relies on the help of volunteers to ensure that it runs smoothly, so I would like to thank those parents who have given up their time to volunteer last term, your help is appreciated. If you would like to join our volunteer pool please come and see me in the canteen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Even if you are only able to give half an hour of your time, every bit helps.

Hope to see you at the canteen soon.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator


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."

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator


School Banking is held every Thursday from 8.00am in the library.

Barbara Jamieson

School Banking Coordinator



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FREE ySafe cyber safety parent presentation:

When: Monday 8th November

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: Notre Dame Catholic Primary School

All parents will receive access to a number of helpful follow up resources after the session. The children will also be participating in a session during class time on the Monday, and the teachers after school.

If you’ve ever struggled with getting your kids off their games and into bed, worried about knowing what your child is accessing online, or felt concerned that your child was spending too much time in the digital world, this session is for you! ySafe's experts will cover key topics such as the social media platforms that kids are using and how to make them safer, research-based information on gaming & screen time, and step-by-step instructions on how to setup a cyber safe home.

Click here to register:

Colour Run Lapathon:

When: Friday 26th November

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Where: Miles Park

Parent helpers will be needed to squirt the kids with colour and help them to count their laps. If you are able to help, please email P&F member Nicole Beresford on

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Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, drums and keyboard group lessons this term during school. Lessons start from $23.65 for a group of 2 or $34.10 for an individual lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at


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Mercedes College | A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in all year groups for 2022. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit the Mercedes website at to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.


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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 children are having regular dental check-ups and treatment with their private family dentist, please feel free to remain with them.

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