22 July 2021

Parishes worldwide have been asked to dedicate one of the Sunday Masses on 25 July to grandparents and the elderly, linking it to the memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, grandparents of Jesus on 26 July. Whilst our school will celebrate our Grandparents later in the Term, our prayer today is in appreciation of them and all that they do for us.

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I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence:

even in times of loneliness,

You are my hope and my confidence,

You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth!

I thank You for having given me a family

and for having blessed me with a long life.

I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty,

for the dreams that have already come true in my life

and for those that are still ahead of me.

I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness

to which You call me.

Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace,

teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me,

to never stop dreaming and to tell of your wonders to new generations.

Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church,

that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth.

Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world,

that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed,

the poor consoled and wars ended.

Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day,

even until the end of the age.


Dear Parents and Staff

We’re only a few days into the new school Term and the holidays already appear to be a distant memory. The Term ahead is packed with so many activities ranging from the Sacrament of Confirmation, Presentation Day, Athletics Carnivals through to days when we recognise our Dads and Grandparents. Amidst all of these events we still have an educational curriculum to follow, and our staff will be working hard to ensure that the children are kept on track with completing all aspects of this.

We have recently seen an escalation of the COVID 19 virus throughout the eastern and central states and hope that this doesn’t progress to Western Australia but, as always, it’s very much a “watch this space” situation. Please be assured that, in the event of any future lockdowns, we are ready to quickly set up remote learning so that the children’s learning is disrupted as little as possible. I’m sure parents are as hopeful as we are that this doesn’t occur, but the possibility must remain at the forefront of our planning.

EDU-DANCE (PP – Year 6)

This much-loved programme commences tomorrow with lessons held on Mondays and Fridays throughout this Term. Class teachers should have contacted parents about which day lessons are to occur. If this is not the case, please contact the school office.


We are very close to finalising our enrolments for next year, so it is imperative that any families within the school who have children that they would like enrolled, contact Sharmane Dowse in the school office immediately.


Daniela Boyle, Assistant Principal, has taken some well-deserved Long Service Leave for this week and next. Classes for the children in Daniela’s MacqLit Literacy groups will recommence on Monday 2 August. We wish Daniela a very relaxing couple of weeks break and look forward to her return in Week 3 of Term.


Towards the end of last Term, it became quite noticeable that some children were not wearing the correct uniform. The uniform is a sign of our identity and should be worn in its entirety with pride. Please assist us by ensuring that your children wear the correct uniform.


Our OSHC will be closed on the last two days of this Term, 23 & 24 September, as the staff will be participating in some whole school staff events
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This is a great event organised by our very active P&F Association. Parents should have received information about the Disco during this week. Please go to the following link to register your child’s attendance.


Thank you to the many parents who continue to keep our children safe by following the rules regarding parking around the school and to those who use the drive through drop off and pick up. Your consideration for all is greatly appreciated

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Parents, If your child/children have not attended school and if you have not replied to the SMS, emails or follow up notes, we would appreciate you doing so as soon as possible. Please make sure the name of the student, class and reason for not attending school is stated on the note or email.


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Welcome back to Term Three! It’s hard to believe that we are entering the second semester of 2021 already. The students have returned with a positive attitude and are ready to take on the challenges of Term Three. This term is jam-packed with activities such as Edu Dance, specialist art with Mrs Flexman and, of course, the much anticipated Night of the Notables.

Edu Dance

The students are looking forward to participating in Edu Dance this term and are eagerly awaiting the news about which song they will be performing to! Edu Dance will take place on Monday, starting next week. Students will be able to wear their sports uniform on this day.

Night of the Notables

Building on from the Awesome Aussies in Year Four, our Year Five students will be preparing and delivering an oral presentation on a chosen ‘Notable’. The presentations will take place in Week Six and the students will be given plenty of time to prepare.


This term, we are lucky enough to have the wonderful Mrs Flexman taking the Year Five students for art. They will spend the term creating a ‘macrame pot hanger’ and even pot their own succulent plant. We can’t wait to see the finished products!

Pen Licenses

Each year in Year Five, students work hard to earn the right to use a pen. Students must demonstrate consistently neat handwriting to earn their ‘pen licence’. Check out the latest batch of licence holders!

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Mr Seers, Mrs Jennings & Mrs Crabbe

OSHC - TERM 3 Week 1

We had so much fun in Vacation Care for the school holidays doing loads of great activities.

We started our holidays activities with construction making where we utilised lots of recycled items to come up with some great creations. We had prizes for the best creation but there were multiple winners due to it being very hard to choose one.

With the weather not being very nice we really enjoyed a lot of indoor activities such as colouring in competition, face/arm painting, dream catcher designing, dancing, bead making, indoor dodgeball, rob the nest, play dough, clay creations, origami, mask making and sock puppets.

We had a magical day with science where we did crazy science experiments. We had a dinosaur that tricked us, cool glasses that made our eyes see rainbows, slime making and cloud in a bag.

Space day was a great day where we created space rockets, coloured in the planets and created alien cut outs.

We even had a day where we played Wii sports games on the TV which the children loved playing.

In vacation care we celebrated NAIDOC week with story time, discussed the seasons and created a painting mural on canvas.


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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 last term, 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.

Kayleen McLean

Canteen Co-ordinator


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 held every Thursday from 8.00am in the library.

Barbara Jamieson

School Banking Coordinator


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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


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


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)

Cloverdale 6105

Ph: 9479 7222