Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning 6 June
Dear Parents and Staff
The words, above, from Matthew’s Gospel were spoken by a Centurion who asked Jesus to cure his servant. Not feeling worthy that Jesus should enter his house, the Centurion asked Jesus to do this from a distance, thus displaying a deep level of faith in Jesus’ healing power. This evening our Year Four children continue their journey towards receiving their First Eucharist, on the weekend of 15 & 16 June, as they make their Reconciliation which is the final step in their Eucharistic preparation. We, too, say very similar words to those above just prior to receiving Communion with our request being that our soul will be healed. In saying this we acknowledge our unworthiness to receive Jesus, however, in His infinite compassion and love for us he truly does “enter under our roof” and provide us with the nourishment that sustains us on our spiritual journey. We wish all of our children and their families a beautifully peaceful experience this evening and I ask everyone in our community to keep them all in our prayers.
There are only a few more sleeps before one of our favourite days of the school year, PJ day. Whilst this is a really exciting day, it is important that we remember why we get the opportunity to wear our pyjamas to school. Throughout Australia and even within our local area, there are many adults and children who are not as privileged as us, who don’t have a safe warm place to sleep each night. As the weather is quickly becoming colder their plight is even more critical. Pyjama Day at Notre Dame has two purposes: one is to raise money to support the Society of St Vincent de Paul so that they may help those in need; the other is to raise awareness that there are people in this situation and that we should all be looking for ways that we can support them, not only on this one day, but throughout the year. We may never be truly aware of what has led to a person being in a homeless state and we should certainly never presume to judge. We can, however, through small acts of kindness, help to make our world and community a place that welcomes and accepts all.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Sometime during last weekend a large branch dropped from one of our eucalypt trees near the parish carpark. It was still in the school grounds on Tuesday but, through the generosity of Sue McKinley (Education Assistant) and her husband Graeme, the huge branch was cut up and disposed of straight after school. Thank you so much, Sue and Graeme, for coming to our rescue and ensuring we have a safe environment at our school.
FRIDAY 7 JUNE
Year 1P Assembly
Eagles Cup NDCPS v Xavier (home game).
TUESDAY 11 JUNE
P&F Meeting @ 6.00pm
WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE
FRIDAY 14 JUNE
Eagle's Cup NDCPS V St Munchin's (Away game)
SATURDAY 15 JUNE
First Eucharist@ 6.00pm
SUNDAY 16 JUNE
First Eucharist @ 10.00am
TUESDAY 18 JUNE
WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE
Year 3-6 Mass @ 8.45am
THURSDAY 20 JUNE
Eagles Cup @ Maida Vale
FRIDAY 21 JUNE
This evening students from Year 4 will receive the Second Rite of Reconciliation in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist on Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June. We ask all of the Notre Dame Community to pray for our Year Four students during this special time.
PYJAMA DAY : 12 JUNE
YEAR 3 CLASS NEWS
We started off this term revising our learning of narrative and persuasive text structure and features. This was to prepare us for NAPLAN.
After saying goodbye to NAPLAN we started to research countries that neighbour Australia. We arranged our research in a sequence using a story board and now we are in the beginning stages of using our storyboards to write our speeches.
Maths was off to an exciting start this term with group rotations being used to support our learning. We have been learning all about capacity, kilograms and grams and have just finished revising multiplication. During our group rotation we are able to learn via Mathletics or Studyladder, playing games with our friends and having small group learning time with our teacher.
In Week 3 and 4 we undertook the NAPLAN Assessments in Writing, Reading, Language conventions and Mathematics. We all tried really hard to do our best and showed a fantastic growth mindset throughout the two weeks. Thank you to our families for their support prior to and during this time. When NAPLAN finished, we decided to celebrate how hard we have worked by having a class party.
Excursion to Perth Hill’s Discovery Centre
On Monday 27th of May, both Year 3 Classes traveled by bus to Perth Hill’s Discovery Centre in Mundaring. We took part in the Moodjitch Binar Excursion where we did things like listening to Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories, had our faces painted and made jewellery out of natural materials. We were even lucky enough to learn about the tools and weapons Aboriginal people used to hunt and gather their food.
This excursion was organised so that we could learn about Aboriginal Culture in a hands-on way.
NEXT WEEK'S ROSTER
MONDAY 10 JUNE: VOLUNTEER REQUIRED
WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE: VOLUNTEER REQUIRED
FRIDAY 14 JUNE: ROS LOVICK
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO HELP SERVE THE WARM MILO ON PYJAMA DAY ON WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE. PYJAMA DAY RECESS SPECIAL WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER ONLINE AS OF MONDAY 10 JUNE.
Hope to see you at the canteen soon.
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
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.
THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT COMMUNITY HEALTH
The Child and Adolescent Community Health is offering free 3 x 90 minute Seminar Series of various topics on 5; 12; 19 June 2019
The program is offered to all parents with children between the ages of 3 and 8 years
The program will be delivered by experienced Child Health and School Health Nurses
If further information is required, please visit our website
Pennie Nowland | Administrative Assistant | Child and Adolescent Health Service – Community Health
A: Level 2 Mason Bird Bldg., 303 Sevenoaks St. Cannington WA 6107(P O Box 974 Cannington WA)
T: 6151 1308 | F: 6151 1333 | E: Pennie.Nowland@health.wa.gov.au
CITY OF BELMONT
Date : 9/07/2019
Time : 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
The City runs guided nightstalk events at various locations throughout the year. Commencing at sunset, the spotlighting walks run for approximately 90 minutes.
Time: 5:45pm to 7:15pm
Register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Parks and Environment Department on 9477 7257.