Term 4 Week 6 : 19 November, 2020

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On Tuesday our school was Audited as a component of our ongoing Registration to operate. The Audit went very well, particularly due to the excellent planning and input from our Assistant Principals, Mrs Daniela Boyle, Mrs Stefanie Bradshaw and Bro. Stephen Barker and I thank them for the many extra hours that were needed to gather and present the required information. Thank you also to the many parents who took the time to complete the survey that has been advertised through the newsletter over the past few weeks. Whilst we are not privy to the individual responses, the Auditor has told us that these were overwhelmingly positive, which was very reaffirming for us to hear.


The Annual General Meetings for the Parents’ and Friends’ Association and the School Board will be held next Tuesday 24 November at 6.00pm. Nominations for representation on both groups are now open. Please see the P&F Report in this newsletter for details regarding becoming a member of the P&F for 2021.

School Board nomination:

There are three positions in total available for membership on the School Board.

Below are the criteria for membership to the School Board as outlined in the Catholic School Board Constitution:

a) possession of special skills that will be an asset to the Board;

b) a deep interest in the welfare of all students and staff;

c) a desire to give service to the Catholic School Community;

d) a keenness to promote Catholic schooling;

e) an ability to work cooperatively and constructively with all other members of the Board; and

f) a sufficiency of time to devote to Board duties.

Nominations to the Board are to be in writing and handed in at the school office marked

“School Principal – Confidential”. Nomination forms are available on the school website or from the school office.

Should you require any further information please contact me through the school office.


Fr Quynh has informed us that, whilst we continue to encourage appropriate social distancing and the use of sanitiser, there will be no restrictions regarding attendance at this year’s Year Six Graduation Mass on Friday 4 December at 6.00pm. A tradition at the Graduation Mass is the passing on of the Light of Leadership from the Year Sixes to the Year Five students. The easing of restrictions has allowed us to continue this tradition which will require the Year Five students to attend the Mass. A separate letter will be sent to the parents of the Year Five students with all relevant details.


Please remember to go to our school website from 4.00pm this afternoon to register your expression of interest in your child/ren attending our Outside School Hours Care from the commencement of the 2021 school year. At this stage we expect to be registered to accommodate 30 children from 4 Year old Kindergarten to Year Six. Each family must register an expression of interest for their own family; no multiple family registrations will be accepted.

The OSHC is planned to open from Monday 1 February for before and after school and for holidays and Professional Development days throughout the year. The before and after hours of operation will be:

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Over the next few weeks and throughout the school holidays we will be undertaking a range of works to update or improve our school facilities.

  • Resurfacing of the Tennis/Basketball courts.
  • Installation of new paving at the front of the school.
  • Additional cabinets in the staff workroom.
  • Upgrade of the school wireless internet network.
  • Upgrades to the school Library.
  • Installation of air conditioning to the Multi-Purpose Hall.

Whist some of these works may commence before the end of the school year, we don’t envisage any significant disruption to the regular operation of the school or events.

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If your child/children will not be returning to Notre Dame in 2021, it is important that you advise the school office immediately.



If your child was born between 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 , they are eligible for our 3 Year Old Kindergarten program in 2021. Registrations for 2021 are now open. Contact our office on 6272 7100 for further details.


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Our Parish Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) as follows:

Saturday at 6.00pm, Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am & 6.00pm

Mass is continuing in the parish with the allowance of 150-200 people in the Church. Please continue to exercise physical distancing where possible. Please hand sanitise on entering the church. If you wish, face masks can be worn in the church. Families from the same household are asked to sit together. Collection basket have been placed on the Offertory Table for parishioners to place their offerings, baskets will not be passed around. If you are unwell or have a cold, please stay home until you feel better.

The Sunday obligation for the faithful does not apply during this time of emergency. Mass at Home is available on Channel 10 At 6.00am on Sunday morning.

Adoration every Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.


Reconciliation only by appointment. Please call Fr Quynh on 9277 4094.

Fr Michael Quynh - Parish Priest

Notre Dame Catholic Church

345 Wright Street, CLOVERDALE WA 6105

Tel: (08) 9277 4094



We have learnt that prayer is a special way that we can talk to God. Jesus taught us how to pray. We can pray in many different ways, at many different times and in many different places. We are also learning about the importance of showing love and respect at home and at school.

During NAIDOC week we explored ‘yarning circles’. Yarning circles give you the opportunity to sit in a circle and have a chat. There are some things to remember in a yarning circle; You need to listen to the other person speaking, everyone gets a chance to speak and you do not judge what the other person has to say. We also made damper after reading Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo. It tasted yummy!

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The weather was wonderful on Outdoor Classroom Day a couple of weeks ago. It meant that we were able to get outside in the great outdoors. We enjoyed drawing fractions on the pavers with chalk and taking photos on our iPads using adjectives to describe the noun. We counted how many different types of bugs we could find in the school garden and represented this amount using a graph.

Have you noticed different signs around the community that help to keep us safe, like a stop sign or an exit sign? We have been discussing these signs and also warning signs that we recognise and feel in our body that tell us that we are not safe

Mrs McLure, Mrs Pirie, Ms Carlton, Mrs Chapman, Mrs Fasolo, Mrs Notte, Ms McGann



Last Thursday, selected Year 5 & 6 students participated in some Interschool sport events against 3 other schools. This was to make up for the lightning carnival that had to be cancelled in term 2. Please have a look at the write-ups below from some of our budding athletes. Thank you to the all the parents who donated their time to assist with all sports and the teachers (Mrs Flexman, Mrs Boyle & Miss Fimmano) for assisting our students.


Well done to all the students listed below who have been skipping their hearts out and donating to a great cause. In particular to Myles & Mila Fernandes who have raised a combined total of $768...Amazing effort!

Every little donation counts, so please get in your last donations by this Friday. Jump Rope are changing their online system so they need to shut it down a bit earlier than normal.

Jump Off events will be held in class sport time in week 8. Keep an eye out for notices from your class teacher through Seesaw or email.

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FREE SKIPPING MORNINGS (Wednesdays & Fridays)

From week 6 - week 8 all students are welcome to join in some free skipping held in the MPH on Wednesday and Friday Mornings (8.10am - 8.30am). The Year 6 Faction Captains will be helping run the sessions and will be looking out for some very enthusiastic students to give out some prizes. There will be music playing and there may also be some teachers making an appearance as well. Sessions will also be held during lunchtime on Wednesday for students in Years 1-3 and Friday for students in Years 4-6.


The Netball games on the 12 November were a tough challenge. Notre Dame A won 3 out of 5 games and we lost to Sacred Heart. All the teams were amazing. A few teams had never played netball but they all put up a good challenge. Everyone had a great time and everyone got along well. All the games were very interesting, we all tried our best and had a great time. We messed around a bit and we all got the positions we wanted most of the time and we did some incredible passes.

Mia Haddleton 6P


Today Notre Dame played against 3 other schools in the lightning carnival. I played footy at the carnival and won every ball up. We played extremely well and even won all of our games. All of us enjoyed ourselves while we were playing and all of the teams showed good sportsmanship. We all had fun, but after we played all of the games we were exhausted.

Andrew 6M

Fun Day Soccer

By Samuel and Mitch

On Thursday the 12th of November the Notre Dame soccer team set out to Miles Park ready to take on Sacred Heart, Salvado and Xavier. Our first game was Xavier, Emily scored her first goal, a great experience but we lost in the end. Our next game was against Sacred Heart, a great game. Everyone tried their best and we won. After we had recess, then we played Salvado. It was a tough game but everyone put in some effort and we just won. Our next game was Xavier, a really great game but we lost. Our last game against Sacred Heart was really tiring but we won. In the end everyone was tired and sore but we still tried our best. We won 3 games and lost 2. We thank Mr Webb for organising and preparing the fun day with the other Schools.

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Brett Webb

Sports Teachert


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The canteen relies on volunteers, if you have any time to spare even half an hour on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday your help would be appreciated.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Coordinator


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


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 every Thursday from 8.00am in the library.

Barbara Jamieson, Coordinator.


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Please click on this link to view the Parents' & Friends' Nomination form a Committee position.


The Notre Dame 2021 Night Market will held on Friday 12th February.

Are you interested in hosting a food stall on the night? As we need to register this event with the City of Belmont, all vendors need to be a registered food business with public liability insurance.

Please express your interest to Nicole Beresford (Notre Dame P&F member) via email by Friday 27th November.



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Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.

VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old.

Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at


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 child is 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