Notre Dame Catholic Primary School
Foundations for Life Long Learning 27 June
“The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.”
(The Joy of the Gospel, no.47)
The focus of our weekly Staff Prayer
this morning was The Solemnity of the
Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
which was celebrated at Masses last weekend.
The quote above from Pope Francis’ 2013
Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium
is a beautiful reference to
how we can relate to this
most wonderful gift.
Dear Parents and staff
As we are about to enter the last week of our school Term please take particular note of the following:
Friday 28 June:
Reports will be available online from 4.00pm.
Wednesday 3 July:
- Mass (PP – Year 6) at 8.45am – Parents are most welcome to join us.
- 4 Y.O. Kindergarten open for the full day for children to attend.
- Canteen will only be open for Recess. No lunch orders.
- No lunch orders. Classes (PP – Year 6) finish at 12.00pm. Please be on time to collect children so that Teachers may have a short break before commencing meetings at 12.30pm.
- If you haven’t already done so, go to the PTO icon on the top right-hand side of our school’s website (http://web.nds.wa.edu.au/). When you open the booking site you will see “Obtain PIN/Password” on the right-hand side. When you click on this you will need to enter the email address that you use for school communications. You will then be sent a password that you can use to access the booking schedule. It is essential that all parents attend the 10 minute Parent/Teacher meetings to gain a better understanding of their child’s progress.
Thursday 4 July
- The Canteen will be open today (and not Friday) for both recess and lunch. Please see further Canteen information later in the newsletter.
- Last day of Term.
- No Canteen on this day.
- Children are encouraged to wear the team colours of their favourite sporting team. (no gold coin donation required). Get organized early as there may be a rush on Carlton AFL items!
- There will be a free sausage sizzle for all children and staff provided by our very generous P&F. Please advise class teachers of any dietary requirements by no later than Wednesday 3 July.
- The P&F Disco will be held in the Multi-Purpose Hall - see the P&F Flyer later in the newsletter for details.
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.
FRIDAY 28 JUNE
Year 5P Assembly
Reports online @4.00pm
SATURDAY 29 JUNE
First Communion certificates to be distributed by Fr Quynh
SUNDAY 30 JUNE
First Communion certificates to be distributed by Fr Quynh
WEDNESDAY 3 JULY
Whole School Mass
Parent/Teacher Meetings commencing 12.30pm
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 3 AUGUST
Yr 5 Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment
THURSDAY 4 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
Assembly Year 3M
GRANDPARENTS' DAY - WEDNESDAY 31 JULY
YR 1 CLASS NEWS
What a wonderful term we have had.
We had our first liturgy a couple of weeks ago. Deacon Albert came to visit us and we shared with our parents and friends, how to be a good friend. We sang about Jesus being our best friend who will always be there for us. A good friend always thinks of others and with Jesus as an example, we thought of homeless people on PJ Day. It was fun to wear our pyjamas to school. Mr Winsor even came and read us a story. How lucky are we to be dry and warm every night we go home?
This term we have started exploring Floorbooks to investigate questions we have about a topic. We have been spending Wednesday mornings answering these questions. Our learnings are documented in the Floorbook. We have chosen how we would like to report back our learnings to our classmates. Some of us have chosen BookCreator, some PicCollage, dioramas, posters, Puppet Pals, Explain Everything and writing on paper. We have so many questions to explore that we will be continuing this next term.
We have had fun learning about, and reading, fairy tales. We can now identify a fairytale’s setting, characters, problem and resolution. We have used this information to help us write our very own narratives. We have to think about creating interesting characters that we describe with adjectives. We are bringing some of these narratives to life through Puppet Pals.
This term we have been learning strategies to help us with addition. We can use doubles, doubles plus 1 and the doubles plus 2 strategies. We also looked at what ‘difference’ means in a sum. Did you know that ‘difference’ means the same as subtraction? To solve a maths problem you first of all have to work out if it is an addition or subtraction sum. It can be tricky! We are now looking at 2D shapes and went on a hunt around the school to find some shapes. We took photos on our iPads and have created a BookCreator book about them.
We have learnt so much this term that we are looking forward to the holidays so we are energised for next term!
Mrs McLure, Mrs Millard, Ms Carlton, Mrs Notte, Mrs Chapman, Mrs Gaudoin and Mrs Bordoni
LIGHTING CARNIVAL & EAGLES CUP
Last Thursday, selected Year 5 & 6 students represented Notre Dame at the annual Lightning Carnival held at Maida Vale Reserve. This was a culmination of the Eagles Cup competition run on Friday afternoons this term. The AFL team came into the day undefeated after winning the Eagles Cup competition and were keen to make it a double taking out the Lightning Cup. The two netball teams were really keen to improve on their already great results in the Friday competition, with great displays shown throughout the last part of the competition. The soccer team have improved immensely over the 5 rounds and were very keen to improve on their display shown over the last few rounds of the competition.
We were lucky enough to have a really nice and sunny day. Well done to all students who participated in the competitions and thank you to the the many parents who assisted with various roles on the day and in the Eagles Cup competition. I would like to particularly thank Mrs Chilton, Miss Ryan, Mrs Ciccarone, Mr South & Mr Wilson for their great knowledge and help coaching our representative teams. Well done to our AFL team, coached by Mr South and Mr Seers, taking out both the Lightning Carnival and Eagles Cup…undefeated! Great work, Notre Dame! The final results for both competitions are attached.
Running Club/Interschool Cross Country
A reminder that running club will continue until the last Thursday of this term. It has been great to see so many students and parents joining in this term. A great way to start the day with a nice fresh run! Interschool Cross Country notes will be going out soon. Any students from year 4-6 who finished 5th at the cross country carnival will be a reserve runner for the day where there will be a reserves races at the completion of the year 4, 5 & 6 races. The Interschool Cross Country carnival will be held at Tomato Lake Reserve on Thursday, 1 August.
Past NDCPS students
It has been great to receive news about what some past NDCPS students have been up to. A few recognisable faces from the Redcliffe Football Club had a visit from the mighty West Coast Eagles. Travis Lee, from the 2018 class, recently got selected for the Natanui Football Academy. He participated in a curtain raiser game at Optus Stadium before the Eagles and Bombers game last Thursday. Travis had a good day out assisting a few goals and getting one of his own. What a great achievement, Travis!
P.E & Year 6 Teacher
Chicken, noodle and veggie soup
If you are thinking of ordering from the canteen next week here are a few things to keep in mind
Thursday 4 July, our menu is Potluck, basically what is left in the fridge and freezer is available, soup may be available depending on stock and time, will let you know closer to the date.
Friday 5 July just P&F sausage sizzle.
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
FAMILY NIGHT MOVIE - LION KING
P&F FUNDRAISER - DISCO
P&F COCKTAIL PARTY FUNDRAISER
Often when your child hits their head, they start to cry.
Panic starts to course through your veins!
But is crying actually a bad sign?
Sarah Hunstead, Emergency Paediatric Nurse and founder of CPR Kids says that crying is actually a really good sign! If your child is unconscious for a few seconds, this is when you need to worry.
Find out what to do if your child hits their head and when you should start to panic:
Every parent has been faced with a child having a tantrum over a seemingly trivial matter, leaving you wondering where it all went wrong!
It can be easy to attribute tantrums and other ‘bad’ behaviours as attention seeking, but there is usually more going on.
This is because all human behaviour is driven by need.
Copy and paste this blurb and link together AFTER uploading the below image to Facebook:
Teacher Tom explores how punishments and rewards work in a child’s mind and the concept of ‘natural consequences’.
Sam, Britta and the ParentTV Team.
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
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.
KIP MCGRATH BELMONT
If your child needs to catch up or keep up in Maths or English, Kip McGrath Belmont can help.
Qualified teachers, individual programs and proven success will restore your child’s self-confidence.
Call Maxine or book online today, for a free assessment.
Maxine Duncan Director
Kip McGrath Belmont
Address: Unit 8 226 Fulham St
Cloverdale WA 6105
0491 043 303