Hats to be worn Term 1

Rosie would like to remind students to WEAR YOUR HATS when you are at school!

Rosie 2024
Students must wear their hats


Family holidays should be scheduled to occur during the listed school holidays, as per our “Shared Attendance Expectations”.

However, if this is not possible, a family holiday will only be recorded as an Approved Absence if:

  • The College has been notified of the absence a minimum of 2 weeks in advance


  • An Absence Learning Plan has been created by the Head of House/Head of Community.

Bus Travel

For students ineligible for free bus travel - Dysons have now advised that the cost of bus travel for local town and Mooroopna travellers will now be $1.40 each way, (total of $2.80 per day return).

For students who are eligible for a Bus Card - these will be distributed in Pastoral Group over the next weeks.

Daborra Parent Information Evening

The staff from Adventure Plus will be running a parent information evening, which will provide important information and insights about the camp such as the itinerary, safety protocols and the various activities planned.

Attending this information evening is highly encouraged as it will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what your child can expect whilst on camp. It also offers an excellent opportunity to address any concerns or queries you may have directly with the Adventure Plus team or staff from Notre Dame College. Students are encouraged to attend with their parent/guardian.

Date: Tuesday 13 February

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Mercy Stadium, Skene Street

Congratulations Darcy Mintern and Daniel Belcher

NDC Year 9 student Darcy Mintern has achieved something that is quite unique over the past few Australian Open Tennis Championships.

Darcy is one of thousands of young people who try out each year to be a Ball kid at the Australian Open, and was successful last year, rolling the tennis balls at some pretty special matches.

This year he was selected to be one of the best of the best. Not only was he selected to be a leader of the Ball Kids, but he was also had a pivotal role as a leading Ball Kid on centre court during the men's final, a massive 5 setter between eventual winner Italian Jannick Sinner and Daniil Medvedev.

Darcy has really made a name for himself and would dearly love to be in the grand slam exchange programme, where he could be racing across the net at Roland Garros, at Wimbledon or at Flushing Meadows in New York.

We are very proud of Darcy at NDC. Darcy can still be selected again next year which would be an incredible achievement.

NDC Teacher Daniel Belcher knows how well Darcy has progressed as Daniel is Ball kid Organiser Team Leader, a role he has had with the AO since 2018. Daniel’s role includes looking after the court and staff, assessment and wellbeing of the ball kids.

Both Darcy and Daniel - we are told, are pretty handy tennis players as well. It is great to see that their love of the sport isn't just about playing but contributing to the success of others and ensuring a world class event is the best it can be.

Well done Darcy and Daniel.

VCE Food Studies

On Friday the VCE food studies class prepared a tasty Ancient Grain Salad.

The Ancient Grain Salad looked absolutely delicious! What a fun morning in the Notre Dame kitchen.

New Home for NDC Canteen!

For the next few weeks the NDC Canteen will be operating out of the Mons. Bones Hall on the North Side of the College in Knight Street! This is while their new canteen facility is being built. Well done to Julie and the team of dedicated canteen staff and volunteers. The food prepared and served is amazing!

If you would like to volunteer to help in the canteen please contact the College!

Notre Dame College

Instrumental Music Programme 2024

The Instrumental Music Programme at Notre Dame College aims to establish and nurture a lifelong love of music in our students.

Private individual lessons are available and taught by specialist tutors during school hours. These lessons are open to all Notre Dame College students, as well as St Brendan's and St Luke's Primary Schools.

Disciplines Available:

  • Drum-Kit
  • Guitar / Electric Bass
  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Public Speaking (new in 2024)
  • Saxophone Theory of Music
  • Violin / Viola
  • Voice / Singing

Programme Cost In 2024 fees are set at $40.00 per 30 minute lesson.

Tutors administer their own billing, with payment due at the commencement of each term. Instrumental Music tuition fees are a separate billing matter to Notre Dame College fees.

Enrolment Forms The link to the enrolment form is attached below. Please note enrolment forms are to be completed by new and continuing students to the programme. https://forms.office.com/r/iZ8...

Notre Dame College Performing Arts Website https://www.notredame.vic.edu....

For any enquires or further information you can contact the Instrumental Music Manager, Ms Heather Taylor. heather.taylor@notredame.vic.edu.au

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