18 March 2021

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Dear Parents and Staff

This evening many of our Year Three children, along with children from St Maria Goretti school and the Parish, will make their First Reconciliation as they receive the Sacrament of Penance. Reconciliation is a Sacrament of forgiveness where we are able to start afresh knowing that we have re-established our relationship with God and that He, though mindful that we will make mistakes, realises that we are truly sorry. The Priest acts on God’s behalf when he says:

"I absolve you of your sins in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."

May we all seek God’s forgiveness as we continue to prepare for Jesus’ death and resurrection at Easter.


These are scheduled for Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31 March (the last week of this Term). Packages are going out today.


I’m looking forward to the opportunity to catch up with many of the dads tomorrow evening. The food, drinks and icy poles have been arriving at school over the past couple of days and everything is in place for a great night. As we have so many families attending it will be important to follow the directions of the organisers when setting up your tent so that there is room for everyone. Please also ensure that you have signed a copy of the Code of Conduct and it has been returned to school prior to the event.


Congratulations to all of the children who have been selected to represent NDCPS at the Interschool Swimming Carnival next Tuesday at Aqualife Aquatic Centre, Somerset St, East Victoria Park. We are all very proud of you and know that you will be great ambassadors for our school.


Information was sent to family this week regarding the vacation programme at our Outside School Hours Care that will operate during the school holidays. There are a number of great activities planned to keep the children entertained and engaged. We have places available for a total of 40 students with a cost of $80 per day. Child Care Subsidy (CCS) applies for eligible families.


Please do not park in the parking bays on the Wright Street side of the Church as these are for the exclusive use of the Parish.

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We have had a super start to school in Year Four!

In Religious Education, we have been learning more about the Sacrament of Penance. Although many of us received this Sacrament of healing last year, there’s still plenty to learn about God’s love, forgiveness and healing.

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In Art, we have outlined the shadow of our heads using fine lines and collaged the interior space using pieces of magazines. We have commenced designing our own Aboriginal flags and we will be creating these using a wide range of red, yellow and black textures.

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Miss Gullotti, Mrs Bradshaw & Mrs Woodley


Last Thursday, 11 March, Year 4-6 students participated in the annual Senior Swimming Carnival held at Bayswater Waves. All students came into the day excited about helping their factions and trying their very best. We were blessed with nice weather for most of the day which allowed all students to have an enjoyable day.

The day started off with 50m events where McAuley jumped out to a big lead with lots of strong performances across all year groups. After the 50m events, the students who hadn’t had the chance to get in the pool were given so with the novelty events. This then wrapped up the morning session for the day.

After lunch the day continued with 25m events and Year 6 students assisting in the pool. Many thanks to those students who were able to assist and provide some assurance for students who may not be as confident as others in the pool. The day finished with a Year 4 - 6 grand relay, McAuley coming up trumps!

Many thanks to the parent helpers and staff who assisted tirelessly all day. You all helped to provide a safe, supportive and fun environment for the students. In the end there can only be one winner, with McAuley taking out the crown this year. Well done to all students who gave it their all and to our Year 6 students for providing some great faction spirit all day. We now look forward to the Interschool Swimming Carnival next Tuesday at Aqualife. All notes have been sent home to selected students and a program will be sent out to parents via email today. Well done again to McAuley! The Champion Girl & Boy results with the final placings are below:

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Sunday, March 21st is Australia's Harmony Day, which celebrates the country's cultural diversity. It coincides with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Throughout the week the children participated in classroom activities that explored the concept of harmony within our world.

Tomorrow the Year Six leaders will be saying a prayer for Harmony and then all students will sing the song ‘We Are One, We Are Many’ in their classroom to celebrate this day. The children will also receive an orange ribbon to commemorate this special day.

Mrs Donovan-Flintoff and Miss Gullotti

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The NationalRide2School Day

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Canteen is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Volunteers are welcome to assist in the canteen. Please see me at the canteen.

Thank you to the Notre Dame School community for their continued support. Please remember to order your Sushi on Wednesday for Friday. See the attached flyers for the Lent specials.

Hope to see you at the canteen.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator

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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."

Uniform Shop is open on Monday and Thursday 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Danielle Lawrie

Uniform Shop Coordinator


If your child has lost any item at school, please check in the Lost Property boxes located outside Administration. These boxes will be cleared at the end of term.


Did you know that a second hand uniform page, which is hosted and managed by Notre Dame CPS parents, operates on Facebook? This is a great place for you to buy and sell quality second hand uniforms. The active site is available to all members of the community who access Facebook. You can also access second hand uniforms at the school's uniform shop.


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

Barbara Jamieson

School Banking Coordinator


Dads' & Kids Camp Out

The film "DoLittle" will be screened on the night.


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BEACON App: Cyber Safety for parents

Beacon is designed specifically for parents as a personalised, one-stop-shop for reliable information about the online world. It arms parents and carers with the knowledge they need to confidently help navigate their children’s digital behaviour and reduce harms we know are associated with being online. Beacon will shine a light on the online world with:

• Articles and videos backed by the latest research

• Tailored content and alerts, unique to your family needs

• Create your own family agreement

• Help and services that are available to you and your family

The Supporting Family Conversations website is run by Telethon Kids Institute and focusses on children who are transitioning to high school. It has free resources and tip sheets available for when you start talking with your child about staying safer around alcohol or the online environment.

For more information, go to:

To view the tip sheet:


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Amidst the violence and betrayal of Jesus’ final days, when even those closest succumb to fear and denial, the scriptures draw us into a tender encounter of mutually empowering love: a woman anoints Jesus and prepares him for what lies ahead.

As a new heroism emerges from a Covid world and the uselessness of individualism, mechanistic responses and competition is exposed, may we recover the tender power of the anointing stories, and discover why all four evangelists chose to tell them.

Presenter: Dr Pina Ford Team Leader Catechist Service

The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invite you to join us at James Nestor Hall, Catholic Education Office 50 Ruislip St West Leederville on Monday 29 March 5.30-8.30pm. Gather for light refreshments at 5.30-6pm. RSVP by Friday 26 March to Kerry at / 0400 886 835. All welcome.


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Aranmore Catholic College’s 2022 Scholarships are now open.

If your child excels in Academics, Music, Science, Mathematics or has an entrepreneurial spirit, apply today at

Applications close mid-March.


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Cloverdale Dental Clinic is open from 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

Cloverdale Dental Clinic is 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, consider withdrawing from the school service. This will enable us to service those that are unable to access private dentistry. If circumstances change, you are welcome to re-enrol at any time.

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

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These April school holidays METRONET will have a full-scale model on display at Yagan Square, giving people an early opportunity to see inside Perth’s new C-Series trains.

METRONET would like to invite school families to attend the free family-friendly event from Saturday, 3 April to Sunday, 18 April between 9am and 5pm.

Visitors can walk through the carriage and along with the railcar, there is a 1:50 scale model on display, and kids can get involved with a scavenger hunt.

Thursday mornings between 9am-10am are reserved for Quiet Hour, where the display will be low sensory to cater for those who prefer to experience the train in this environment.

Walk-ins will be welcome and families wanting to skip the queue will be able to register for free VIP tickets at

If you need any further information on the event, or could share some promotional materials, please just let us know by return email or at 9326 3666.

As the biggest railcar order in the state’s history, the METRONET Railcar Program will deliver 246 new C-series railcars to Perth’s rail network. The trains will service an increased demand from METRONET projects and replace the A-series trains that currently operate on the Armadale/Thornlie, Fremantle and Midland lines.Find out more about the Railcar Program and METRONET at

Communications and Engagement Team

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