NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
24 June 2021
Dear Parents and Staff
The news that we had progressed to Phase 5 of the COVID-19 coronavirus: WA Roadmap was very encouraging when released last Sunday, however, we were quickly reminded of how tenuous these arrangements may be when a 14 day mandatory quarantine was put in place for those travelling to WA from Sydney after the recent outbreaks of the virus there. We have lived for a considerable amount of time in such a safe environment that the national and international implications of the virus appear to somehow not apply to us. This is not the case, and we must remain vigilant at all times if we are to stay safe. Whilst Phase 5 has been introduced in WA, I believe it is prudent for us to move forward cautiously and, though the following have been approved, we will continue to follow the processes that have been in place regarding Assemblies, gatherings at school and access to classrooms for the time being. We may make some alterations to these as the next school Term progresses but for now the status quo will prevail.
These will be available online via SEQTA ENGAGE from 4.00pm tomorrow. Please contact the school office if you experience any difficulties.
PARENT/TEACHER MEETINGS – PUPIL FREE DAY
These will be held next Friday, 2 July, between 7.30am and 1.00pm and I encourage all parents to make an appointment via the PTO app on the school website as these meetings are a critical opportunity for teachers to expand upon the limited information that may be conveyed in the Semester Reports. The meetings are of 10 minutes duration, and I ask that this is adhered to so that everyone may be accommodated throughout the morning. If parents feel that they require additional time, please make an appointment to meet on another occasion.
I have heard from Brother Stephen and some of the Student Leaders that the Year 3M class has prepared a very engaging Assembly for tomorrow to finish up our performance Assemblies for the Term. I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing about all of the great things that they have been doing. Two members from each child’s family are invited to join us, as are both of the Kindy classes as a special outing to the “Big School”.
Our final Assembly for this Semester will be a Merit Assembly next Thursday at 8.50am and, weather permitting, this will be held in the Mother Mary Piazza.
There will be a whole school Mass next Wednesday at 8.45am in the Church to celebrate the end of a very happy, safe and successful Term at Notre Dame Catholic Primary. Parents and family members are most welcome to join with us for this celebration.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to have been much change to the dangerous habits of those who choose to drop and collect children by stopping in the streets around our school thus putting the children at great risk and creating havoc. One of the things you often hear in leadership is to not just take problems to others but to try to provide solutions. Whilst I believe we have been proactive in suggesting options, here is another.
- As the Kindy and Pre-Primary Years require direct handover of children from parents to teachers they need to park so that they can walk into the school. I certainly don’t want to lessen the great community spirit of our school but, perhaps those parents who have older children could utilise the drive through drop off in the mornings to reduce the pressure on parking. This area is supervised by staff every day from 8.00am until 8.45am which is our most critical time.
DATES TO REMEMBER
- This Term concludes for 4 Y.O. Kindy next Wednesday, 30 June, and for all other classes on Thursday 1 July.
- Our last day of Term will be a Free Dress day and children are asked to bring a gold coin donation to support the Archbishop’s Lifelink Appeal.
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
If you have received or will be receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and would like to become an Altar Server, training will commence in June, date TBC. Please email or phone the parish with details of child’s name, parent/guardian name & contact phone number.
You will be contacted when a date has been set. firstname.lastname@example.org or 9277 4094.
PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS
On Friday 2 July we will have our Parent Teacher Meetings from 7.30am to 1.00pm, this is a pupil free day. Parents are invited to book a 10-minute meeting time with their child’s teacher through the PTO icon on the school’s website. Bookings will open on Monday 21 June at 4.00pm and close on Thursday 1 July at 4.00pm. Please contact the front office if you are having any issues.
NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL FACEBOOK
NOTRE OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE
We have had so much fun the last couple of weeks. We have been learning how to make bracelets and necklaces from loom bands. The children were so eager to learn how to make them that by the end of the week most children knew how to make the bracelets from scratch.
The children are all so creative when it comes to Lego and they come up with some great things. They have made things like robots, castles and automobiles. We also introduced Duplo to the younger children who absolutely loved playing with it and making all sorts of animals.
We also used our fine motor skills when we were playing with Playdough. We were making things like cupcakes, snakes and practising making our letters.
The children really enjoy their outdoor play and finding the biggest sand ball. They created some great sandcastles and love to play king of the pack with their buddies.
SCHOOL FUNDRAISING WITH CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
Yr 5 Class Teacher
PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
FREMANTLE DOCKERS CLINIC
The canteen relies on the help of volunteers to ensure that it runs smoothly, so I would like to thank those parents who have given up their time to volunteer over the last couple of weeks, your help is appreciated. If you would like to join our volunteer pool please come and see me in the canteen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, even if you are only able to give half an hour of your time, every bit helps.
Hope to see you at the canteen soon.
NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL UNIFORMS SECOND HAND BUY & SELL
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 Coordinator
PARENTS' & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION NEWS
The P&F will be running the Cards that Count Program again in 2021. For those who are not familiar with this initiative, it allows your child’s unique artwork to be transformed into professionally printed Christmas Cards that can be distributed to family and friends. Blank templates are available from the front office. Each template has a unique code that you will need when ordering your cards online (further information to be provided in term 3 when online ordering opens).
Please see the information sheet attached. Templates need to be returned to the front office by 23rd July 2021. This will allow plenty of time for the cards to be produced and returned to families by early November, to beat the Christmas post deadlines.
Enrol with us at Mercedes College!
Mercedes College is currently interviewing for Year 7 2023 & 2024, with limited places available for Year 7 2022. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes, please visit the Mercedes College website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.
Mercedes College Presents Annie
Annie is one of the best known and loved musicals of all time. Set in 1930s New York City, Annie is an orphan who never gives up hope that one day she will find her parents and sticks to her belief that tomorrow will always be a better day. Annie goes on a series of adventures, meeting Sandy the dog and millionaire Oliver Warbucks and eventually finds the family she has always been looking for. Big production numbers, huge cast and lots of fun and laughs are in this show.
Mercedes College is renowned for their outstanding musicals. More than 100 students will perform this musical at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco.
Please contact Ticketek on 1300 364 001 or www.ticketek.com.
KEYED UP MUSIC
Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar, drums and keyboard group lessons this term during school. Lessons start from $23.65 for a group of 2 or $34.10 for an individual lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form
CLOVERDALE SCHOOL DENTAL CLINIC INFORMATION
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 children are having regular dental check-ups and treatment with their private family dentist, please feel free to remain with them.
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)
Ph: 9479 7222