Foundations for Life Long Learning

Prayer for Campers

Year 6 Students

On Monday, our Year 6 students headed off to camp at Camp Quaranup. The camp provides an opportunity for students to challenge themselves, strengthen existing friendships and build and develop new ones. They will also be encouraged to enhance skills in leadership and teamwork by learning with others. Albany is rich in history for both our state and nation. ­­­­­­­­The skills they learn and practise at camp will not only help them to be better leaders in their final year at Notre Dame but will teach them the skills necessary for success in life. We wish our Year 6s well and look forward to seeing and hearing what they learned.


One of the ways we can make Lent meaningful is to make sacrifices to give to others in need. Notre Dame families are encouraged to donate to Project Compassion during Lent by making a contribution to the collection boxes sent home, located in classrooms and offices around the school. Children are encouraged to sacrifice a weekly treat and instead donate the money to Project Compassion. This helps students to make Lent meaningful and develops compassion and empathy for others. Please be generous in any way that you can and support Project Compassion to help those in need.


As a matter of safety, parents are again urged to be extra courteous when picking up and dropping off their children. It is essential that parents park in an allotted space, not blocking driveways, the road or double parking. Ignoring the road rules is a very dangerous practice and one that is completely unnecessary. There are other, much safer options at Notre Dame, such as the drive through pick up in the afternoon and the parish car park drop off in the morning.


Congratulations to the following children who have been elected by their peers, the Year 4s, 5s and staff as leaders in our school for this year. We look forward to seeing great leadership from them and all of the Year Sixes throughout the year.

Student Leaders Faction Captains Library Monitors

Angela Pang Mercy: Charlie Gough Cassandra Gonzalez

Bibi Zhou Mercy: India Prestidge Tehya Surin

Caleb Fitzpatrick Prendiville: Thomas Whitaker Brooklyn Godinho

Callum Hollingsworth Prendiville: Paige Hotchkin Vedika Chouhan

Kai Millington Nagle: Caius Padua Anne Pempengco

Lali Dimitriadis Nagle: Rose Florindo Emelia Annan

Liam Carbery McAuley: Travis Lee Jorgia Hindmarsh

Mily Tan-Temese McAuley: Ella Hackett Sahara George Stephen

McAuley: Gemma Melvin Ayanih Balino


The Notre Dame Parents’ and Friends’ Association are calling for expressions of interest for the position of Chair and Vice-Chair. If you are interested in nominating for these roles, please fill out a nomination form at administration or alternatively, email

Miss Carmel Cutri

Assistant Principal


FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY - WELCOME back Yr 6 & Staff campers!

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY - Commitment Mass @ 6.00pm

SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY - Commitment Mass @ 10.00am

WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY - Fr Quynh visiting Year 5

FRIDAY 2 MARCH - YR 2P Assembly

MONDAY 5 MARCH - Public Holiday


WELCOME back Yr 6 & Staff campers!


Commitment Mass @ 6.00pm


Commitment Mass @ 10.00am


The Parish Council is a body representative of the whole Parish. Through it the Christian faithful, along with those who share in the pastoral care of the Parish in virtue of their office, give their help in fostering pastoral activity.

The Parish Council is a consultative body. It provides advice to the Parish Priest. The Parish Council is involved in policy making, goal planning and setting of objectives to further Christian ministry within the Parish.

The Objectives of the Parish Council include:

· To endeavour to involve the whole of the Parish in the mission of the Church to the world.

· To assist the apostolic work of the Church by promoting Christian formation of people and providing for them the means to achieve this.

· To promote courses of study and reflection and any other initiatives which develop an understanding of the apostolate of the laity so that they can carry out their mission to the world at the Parish level and beyond.

· To seek out and respond to the needs of people in the Parish and beyond and to involve the whole Parish in the response to their needs.

· To develop a sense of Church beyond Parish boundaries and to stimulate a Christian response to local issues and the problems confronting our world.

· To foster and support all Parish activities.

· To promote communication between all members, sectors, and organisations of the Parish and the wider community.

· To cooperate and communicate with Diocesan organisations and to support and promote the activities and services of these organisations.

The members of the Notre Dame Parish Council include: Father Michael Quynh Do (Parish Priest), George Sekulla (Chairman), Ron Padua (Vice Chairman), Velma Erskine (Secretary), Martin Barrett (Principal – St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School), Antonio Haber, Julie Manning, Sandra Robinson, Sunil Rodrigues, Ann Semaan, Ken Sullivan and Darryl Winsor (Principal – Notre Dame Catholic Primary School).

Lenten Seminar

The Parish, in partnership with Live Christ Share Christ Movement will be conducting a special 5 week Lenten program for 2018. The movement is a new evangelization initiative to aid individuals to deepen their relationship with the risen Lord, and to embrace the sacramental and communal life of the Church.

The Seminar will be conducted in the Parish Centre at 7.30 pm after Stations of the Cross at 7.00 pm in the Church. Flyers are available from both entrances with full details or contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.

Pilgrimage to Vietnam

It is envisaged that a pilgrimage to Vietnam will take place from 23 September to 7 October 2018. Details to be finalised. Please see Father Michael for further details.

World Day of Prayer

This event will be held on 2 March 2018 at All Saints Anglican Church located on Belgravia Street, Cloverdale, commencing at 10.00 am. The service is coordinated by the Bible Society where all denominations gather together in prayer and thanksgiving.

George Sekulla


Notre Dame Parish Council


The Year 4’s have had a busy and exciting start to the year. Students are currently taking part in the Thinkers ‘N’ Tinkers Makerspace program. Students collaboratively use tools and fabrication equipment that allow individuals to create and remake their “world”. The Makerspace program has a strong hands-on approach and the Year 4’s have shown just how creative they are!


In maths, we are encouraging all children to become responsible for learning their multiplication tables and have introduced Karate Multiplication. Children will earn coloured belts as they progress through their tables and we ask parents to help assist and motivate children in this area. There are a number of Apps, games and even songs that children can access to make this a more enjoyable and engaging process. Students have also been working through the first parts of the Stepping Stones program, which has provided the students with more hands on opportunities and collaboration in their math lessons so far.


Notre Dame is participating in the Coles Sports for Schools voucher collection. Please send all vouchers to Administration. The more vouchers we collect the more sports equipment we ca buy for our schoo.
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Sporting Schools - Gymnastics

There are still spots available for the gymnastic programs running at Spirit Gymnastics on Thursday afternoons. This is a great way for your child to join a government funded program at a high class facility. Please email or sign up at administration if you would be interested in your child joining for the remaining weeks. A reminder this program is for students who have not previously participated in the Spirit Gymnastic program through Sporting Schools


Year Groups

Day/Time & Club Address

Gymnastics (Junior)

2 spots available

1, 2 & 3

Thursday 3.45pm – 4.30pm @ Spirit Gym

28 Belgravia St, BELMONT WA 6104

Gymnastics (Senior)

6 spots available

4, 5 & 6

Thursday 4.30pm – 5.15pm @ Spirit Gym

28 Belgravia St, BELMONT WA 6104


Swimming Carnival

Notes will be going home next Monday outlining the Swimming Carnival. Swimming trials in week 2 will help with 50m event divisions. No hard copies of the event program will be sent home but there will be access through class collaboration websites like Google Classrooms for parents to access the events their child is in. If you do not think your child is capable of swimming a certain event please email me at least a week prior to the carnival so I have time to amend the program. Each child will participate in at least 2 races, including novelty events.


Next weeks roster

Monday 26 February: Mei Lie

Wednesday 28 February: Karon Russell

Friday 1 March: Amanda Millington 1 hr

Thank you to the mums who popped in for an hour to help this week your help was appreciated and makes running the canteen a lot easier.

Just a couple of reminders

Hope to see you at the canteen soon.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen coordinator


Uniform Shop Opening times:

Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Wednesday 8.15am to 10.15am

PLEASE NOTE: On Wednesday the shop will be open at 8.15am and not at 8.00am.

Danielle Laurie

School Banking Coordinator


School banking hours are 8.00am to 8.30am every Thursday. Venue: Library

We are in urgent need of two volunteers to do school banking on Thursdays mornings. If you are able to volunteer for an hour of your time, please contact Danielle Laurie on 040579090125. Thank you.

Danielle Lawrie

School Banking Coordinator


You Can Help

Share the vision of Notre Dame Catholic Primary School’s Parents’ and Friends’ Association by taking a role as Chair or Vice Chair and being a part of the Executive of this volunteer organisation of parents at your child’s school. You will be actively supported by an enthusiastic and experienced Finance Officer and Administration Officer, as well as an existing group of fantastically engaged parents organising events to promote social, fundraising and parent educational activities.

You will simply act as liaison between the Leadership of the school and the only formal parent body at Notre Dame Catholic Primary School. The P&F Association meets twice per school term and the Chair shall chair all general and special meetings of the Association.

If you think this might interest you, then please contact either Julie-Anne Beasley (0419871864) or Mr Darryl Winsor (Principal) to discuss.

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