26 May 2022

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Kaya (Hello) Parents and Staff

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Thank you to the many parents who recently completed the National Schools Improvement Partnership survey. This data, along with the feedback from students and staff will assist us in reviewing our processes and practices and provide valuable information for future planning. We expect to receive the final Report by the end of June.


My apologies for not providing advanced notice of our lockdown drill that was held on Tuesday morning. The need to practise processes such as this was certainly brought to our attention by the horrific events at the Robb Elementary School in Texas, USA. We pray for the 19 beautiful children and their teachers who were so needlessly taken from their family and friends.


I’ve noticed the Year 2P class practicing in the school hall over the past couple of weeks so, tomorrow, I’m very much looking forward to a sparkling performance outlining many of the great things that they have been doing in class.


Congratulations to all of the students from Years Three to Six who, yesterday, participated so enthusiastically in our Faction Cross Country at Tomato Lakes. Mr Webb will have all of the information about Champions and Shield recipients in his article in next week's newsletter. An absolute highlight for me, which demonstrated dedication, commitment and amazing courage was the performance of Year Six student and Captain of Presentation Faction, Emali Davies, who completed the course on crutches. What an inspiration!

Thank you to the parents and staff who assisted and, especially, Mr Webb for ensuring our Carnival was such a great success.


Next Tuesday our Year Six Student Leaders will attend this Conference accompanied by Bro Stephen and Mr Webb. This is a great opportunity for the students to further develop their leadership skills and I look forward to hearing about what they have learnt when they return.


Please take the time to read the article below from the Emerson family who have a family member afflicted with this debilitating condition. There will be a stall at the school gate tomorrow morning, and I encourage you to support this very worthy cause.


PJ Day, one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the year, will be held on Thursday 9 June. Whist this day is always a lot of fun for all of us, it is also an opportunity for us to reflect upon those who are not as fortunate as us, having to sleep rough in vulnerable situations most nights. Everyone is invited to wear their pyjamas on the day with a gold coin donation, to support the homeless, appreciated. More details will be published closer to the date.


  • Monday, 6 June, is a Public Holiday when we celebrate WA Day. Our OSHC will be closed on this day.

  • Tuesday, 7 June, is a Professional Development Day for staff when we will be upskilling in Mathematics and Design and Technologies. Our OSHC will be open on this day.
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Cross Country Event

Congratulations to all students who participated in the Cross Country event at Tomato Lake in Kewdale on Wednesday 25 May 2022. A very enjoyable morning. Thank you to all staff and parent volunteers for your hard work in organising and supporting the event.


Sister Benedict, a member of the Presentation Sisters Order, passed away on Thursday 19 May 2022. Sister Benedict was a well-respected teacher at Notre Dame School for many years. Details of the funeral service are yet to be confirmed.

Bible Studies

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

Project Compassion

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Project Compassion. A box has been placed at the Wright Street entrance of the Church for full Project Compassion boxes to be returned. The Parish running total is $6 236.00. Receipts will be issued at the end of May 2022.

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.

Cathedral Choir Auditions

St Mary’s Cathedral Choir is looking for young singers to join them on an exciting journey of music-making, prayer, and friendship. Auditions for the 2022 intake are coming up soon and are open to boys aged between 6 – 14 years of age. For further information, please contact Jacinta (Director of Music) on 9223 1377 or by email

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 or call toll free 1800 024 413.

Dr George Sekulla JP


Notre Dame Parish Council


It is Term Two already, and we hit the ground running with so many sensational activities and exciting content to learn! Our main focus in the past few weeks, has of course been NAPLAN, and we have also been learning about so many other aspects of the curriculum.

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It’s been very interesting to research the continents of North and South America. We have been studying the climate, landforms, culture, people and countries of these two incredible places in the world.

Our classes have created excellent Powerpoint presentations focusing on a particular country within these regions and will perform an oral presentation in the next few weeks which we are all looking forward to.

We have written very interesting and detailed reports on an animal native to these regions and have learned about the diet, behaviours, adaptations and their habitats.


We have been looking at the Notre Dame School values of Justice, Integrity, Innovation, Compassion, Excellence and Courage and how we can apply them to our daily lives at home, at school and within our community.


This term we have been studying the artworks of the great Salvador Dali. We have enjoyed working on self portraits with a Dali touch!! We created North and South American animal sketches inspired by Dali’s famous long legged elephant piece and brightened them up with pastels and dye. They look amazing on our windows with the natural light shining through!

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Mrs McCluskey & Mr Seers


The opening times are : Monday & Thursday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm during the term.


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.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator

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School Disco

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We hope you can join us for an end of term disco on Thursday 30th June. Please see flyer included in this newsletter. There will be games, prizes, a free sausage sizzle and snacks available for sale at the canteen. 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 if you can help.

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Dad’s Catch Up

Friday 10th June 5:30-8pm at The Sporting Globe Belmont.

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Mum’s Catch Up

Details still to be confirmed but if you’d like to be involved in the planning, please contact the P&F on We're hoping to have another catch up in term 3.

Cyber Safety Webinars

The eSafety Commissioner has a range of free cyber safety resources available on their website, including webinars. Please see the flyer below for an upcoming webinar on Safer Gaming Online. Please note the times on the flyer are Eastern Standard times so they will take place 2 hours earlier in Western Australia.

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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.

Nicole Beresford


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The catalogue for the Book Club has now been distributed to each class. The close off date will be 9 AM on Thursday 9 June, 2022. No orders after this time will be accepted.

Please note the following;

  1. Books can be ordered on line through the Loop system on Scholastic. If you require any help with this I am usually in the library on Thursday mornings from 8.30 am.
  2. If you are ordering manually please ensure that the correct money is provided as change will not be given.
  3. Please ensure that the order clearly shows your child’s name and class.
  4. If your child has completed the order please check that it is correct.

Many thanks for your help.

Kind regards,

Barbara Jamieson

Scholastic Book Club Coordinator



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Understanding John's Gospel

The Council of Catholic Women Perth warmly invites you to hear Dr Mary Coloe PBVM at two free events in Perth. Mary is a Presentation sister and a professor of New Testament Studies at Yarra Theological Union. Her primary focus in teaching and writing is the Gospel of John. An inspiring and informative speaker, Mary explores John's positive message that affirms life and speaks to the heart of human desire. RSVP by Thursday 9 June to Kerry at 0400886 835. All welcome.

The Passion Gospel of John - Friday 10 June 6-8.30pm at James Nestor Hall Catholic Eduction Office 50 Ruislip St West Leederville WA. Gather at 5.30pm for light refreshments.

Understanding the Woman at the Well Story - Saturday 11 June 9.30am-12 noon at Treacey Hall, Iona Presentation College Junior School Campus. Enter from 43 Victoria Street, Mosman Park (next to Playing Courts and opposite Cafe).


Keyed Up Music will be teaching voice, violin, woodwind, and drum lessons in Term 2 after school. Starting from $24.75 for 20min individual lessons. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at


School Holiday Athletics Clinic for boys and girls aged 8 to 16 years. Tues 5th & Wed 6th July 2022 . WA Athletics Stadium. 9am-3pm. $95 per day. Or $170 for both days. Includes a T-Shirt or Shoe Bag or Cap and also a certificate. CHOOSE ANY 4 EVENTS PER DAY! More Info:

The unique event is coached by event specific coaches including Triple World Medalist coach Paul Edmiston and Paralympic Bronze Medalist Sarah Edmiston.

Sarah Edmiston

Mobile: 0424191620