Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning 4 July
Dear Parents and Staff
Yesterday the staff and children from Pre-Primary to Year Six celebrated Mass as thanksgiving for all that we have achieved this Term. The Gospel Reading focused on the disciple Thomas and his denial that Jesus had risen, until he could witness His wounds for himself. Like Thomas, we, too, may have doubts however, whilst we can’t see Jesus’ wounds, we can witness His presence in our world through the amazing acts of kindness that we witness daily.
Thank you to all parents who attended these very important meetings yesterday afternoon and evening. There is only so much that may be relayed to parents about their child’s progress through a written Report and these face to face meetings provide the opportunity to both celebrate what has been achieved and to share plans for future improvement. Open communication between parents and staff is critical if we are to achieve the best learning outcomes for the children. If you feel that you need to discuss your child’s progress in more detail, please make an appointment with their teacher for early next Term.
SUPPORT YOUR TEAM
I’m looking forward to seeing the array of team colours that everyone is wearing tomorrow when the children and staff put their loyalty front and centre as a special celebration for the end of Term. After last week’s expected win by the mighty Carlton Blues I’ll certainly be wearing my “old dark navy blue” gear.
To make this an even more memorable day our very generous P&F is providing a free sausage sizzle lunch for everyone. We have gluten free and vegetarian products available for those who have advised us of these dietary requirements.
DATES TO REMEMBER
· Term 2 concludes at 3.00pm tomorrow.
· Term 3 commences on Monday 22 July at 8.45am.
· P&F Movie afternoon at Reading Cinemas – Sunday 21 July at 12.00pm.
· P&F Disco – Friday 26 July.
. Grandparents' Mass - Wednesday 31 July at 8.45am.
The renovations to our staffroom and library appear to be moving along really well. I look forward to seeing a lot of progress over the school holidays.
Wishing all children, parents and staff a very relaxing and safe break from the school routine over the next two weeks.
4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2020
Was your child born between 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016?
If your child was born between these dates, they are eligible for our 4 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2020. Registrations for 2020 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.
3 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN 2020
If your child was born between 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 , they are eligible for our 3 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2020. Registrations for 2020 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.
THE BISHOPS' RELIGIOUS LITERACY ASSESSMENT 2019
At the request of the Western Australian Bishops, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 9 students in Catholic schools across Western Australia will take part in The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA) from the week commencing Monday 5 August in Term 3. The assessment will be accessible to students online.
The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment is a large-scale, standardised assessment that consists of a series of Religious Education (RE) tests developed and marked by Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA). The purpose of the BRLA is to measure student learning of the content in the RE curriculum. Formal school and student reports are produced by CEWA and will become available to schools in Term 4.
The BRLA provides a ‘point in time’ snapshot of students performance in RE. Students’ knowledge and understanding of the content of the RE curriculum is assessed using a combination of multiple choice, short and extended response items. Students’ faith is not assessed. The use of the BRLA complements the school-based assessment programs in RE.
Please contact your child’s teacher or myself if you have any enquires regarding the administration of The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment.
Thank you to all staff and parents/caregivers for your work and support for the students and School during this semester. I wish everyone a safe, restful and happy school holiday.
Altar Servers play a very visible part in Parish liturgy. For the young person, their time of altar service plays an important part in their personal spiritual growth. The Altar Servers’ special ministry is to serve in the sanctuary in areas pertaining to the altar and lectern. They assist with the smooth flow of the liturgical rite, enhancing the spirit of worship and prayer.
In July 1992, Pope John Paul II confirmed a Vatican clarification that the 1986 Code of Cannon Law #230 allows both males and females of any age to assist at serving Mass.
For further information about this special ministry, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.
This event will occur each Tuesday evening commencing at 6.00 pm in the Parish Centre. The focus will be ‘Acts of the Apostles’. Please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094 for further information.
SVDP Winter Appeal
Blankets for the 2019 Appeal can be left in the boxes provided at the entrances to the Church.
Parish Dinner Fundraiser
The Parish Dinner will be held on Saturday 20 July 2019, commencing at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre. The cost per person is $25.00 or $125.00 for table of six and includes main meal and dessert. BYO drinks. For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 9277 4094.
Fundraiser for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival
The Notre Dame Youth Group will be holding a book sale in July and require donations of books that are in need of a new home. Book donations can be left in the box provided near the entrance of the Church or at the Parish Office during office hours.
Dr George Sekulla JP
Notre Dame Parish Council
FRIDAY 5 JULY
Last Day of Term 2
TERM 3 EVENTS
Students commence 4YR OLDS - Yr 6
TUESDAY 23 JULY
3YR OLD commence
WEDNESDAY 31 JULY
Grandparents' Day Mass
THURSDAY 1 AUGUST
Interschool Cross Country @ Tomato Lake
FRIDAY 2 AUGUST
Assembly Year 1M
WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST
Yr 5 Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment
THURSDAY 8 AUGUST
Yr 3 Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment
FRIDAY 9 AUGUST
Assembly Year 3M
SATURDAY 10 AUGUST
Commitment Mass @ 6.00pm for Confirmation candidates
SUNDAY 11 AUGUST
Commitment Mass @ 10.00am for Confirmation candidates
THURSDAY 15 AUGUST
Combined Schools Assumption Mass
FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
GRANDPARENTS' DAY - WEDNESDAY 31 JULY
PRE PRIMARY NEWS
Pre-Primary has been very busy this Term.
We had lots of fun making gifts and cards for our Mums in the lead up to Mother’s Day. Thank you to all of the Mums who attended our ‘Mothers’ Day Spa’. The children had a wonderful time pampering their Mums with various treatments and activities. It was a lovely afternoon. We hope the Mums enjoyed it too.
In Term 2 we participated in 5 Funky Fitness sessions. Each incursion session helped us to develop; fundamental movement skills, crossing the midline, balance and directional language. These skills were all developed through dance, play and drama themes.
One of the highlights in Term 2 was dressing up in our pyjamas for pyjama day. We appreciated learning about the importance of the day and particularly enjoyed it when Mr Winsor read us a bedtime story- The Ugly Duckling.
The Pre-Primary students have been very busy learning lots of sounds and completing various Sound Waves activities. This week we are focusing on the ‘ay’ sound and we are reading a story called Spend a Day in Backwards Bay. Our parents and teachers think we are really clever as we are also having a go at reading the high frequency words which are in our reading books that we take home each day.
In Mathematics we are continuing to be number experts. We have been working really hard on learning numbers and have been practising the correct way to write them. We are very clever at remembering the days of the week and have now begun learning the months of the year. We have even started to learn about addition and subtraction. We really are becoming mathematics champions.
In History we have been learning about our Families. We have identified who our immediate family members are and have started to discover our extended family. We have produced some amazing family trees which are going to be displayed in the classroom.
In Religion, we have been learning about how we are all a part of a community and how we can help people within our school and church communities. Father Quynh came and visited our classroom last week and spoke to use about the importance of being kind to our family and friends. It was great to have Father come in and have a chat with us.
We are looking forward to all of the new and exciting things we are going to learn in Pre-Primary in Term 3.
We hope everyone has a refreshing and restful holidays.
Miss Rognetta and Miss Smith
The Uniform Shop will be open on
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 1.30pm-3.30pm
Orders and payment can also be made at the front office.
SECOND HAND UNIFORMS
Please note that if you purchase or swap a uniform item off the second hand rack, please change the name of the previous owner. We have quite a lot of stock at present, so if there is anything you need in particular please come in and have a look.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
Every Wednesday 8.00am - 8.30am in the School Library.
P & F NEWS
FAMILY MOVIE - LION KING
P&F COCKTAIL PARTY FUNDRAISER
Mercedes College is proud to present its 2019 Production of Wicked. Featuring a cast of over 70, this musical is coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 2 August. Tickets are available at http://www.ticketek.com.au. If you would like to know about Mercedes College, follow us on Facebook.
Mazenod Presents Oliver!
Mazenod College presents Oliver! As the first school in WA to have built a theatre-in-the-round it is sure to put a twist on the well-loved classic, that you won’t want to miss. Mazenod ups curtains on its rendition of Oliver on 20 July for seven shows. Tickets are available at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=506582. If you would like to know more about Mazenod College, follow us on Facebook.
ARANMORE SPECIALIST PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
Aranmore Specialist Program Scholarships for 2020 – Apply Today
Aranmore Catholic College warmly invites applications for scholarships for our Music, Netball and Rugby Specialist Programs.
For further information, please visit https://www.aranmore.wa.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships.
The closing date for scholarships is August 2019.
Located close to public transport in Leederville, Aranmore is a co-educational school for Years 7 – 12. The College is renowned for our strong sense of community, teaching care and the outstanding opportunities available to students inside and outside of the classroom.
CYBER SAFETY PRESENTATION: 14 August 2019 @ 6.30-8.30pm
Details of a Cyber Safety Presentation, offered on behalf of Telethon Speech & Hearing, for all child educators and parents.
The talk will provide up to date information and resources for school leadership teams.
Comprising presentations by three leading experts on cyber safety and online awareness the following topics and more will be covered:
- Cyber bullying
- The predatory use of gaming networks and apps to target increasingly younger children
- The safe and recommended amount of screen time for various ages
- Grooming of children through online forums
All attendees will receive a free Family Zone Service for 12 months.
Family Zone’s innovative cyber safety platform has been chosen by over 600 schools and more than 350,000 families across Australia, New Zealand and the US (www.familyzone.com.au)
Early bird tickets are available until Friday 7th July for $30 from www.tsh.org.au with all proceeds supporting the children who rely on the essential services at Telethon Speech & Hearing.
For further details please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Early Intervention • Hearing Impairment • Speech & Language • Audiology
I am in the Marketing Department Monday - Thursday. For any urgent queries,
please contact Reception on 9387 9888.