HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 6 - 9 March
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Well, today’s assembly led by Year Six, was just great! Thanks to Lachie and Kate and the Year Six Gang who did such an awesome job of entertaining us! Including some camp stories was a great idea!
We hope for a big turnout at this afternoon’s HR Community Sundowner! It is on from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, and it would be fabulous to see a big contingent there.
Also this weekend, our choir will be singing at the blessing of the new parish centre at 11:00am on Sunday. Again, all welcome.
Next week sees the Dads and Kids Camp Out. This is a great tradition, much loved by all who attend. The same weekend sees the enrolment for the sacraments for 2018, and I’m sure some will head over for the evening mass, or mass in the morning, seeing as they are staying next door!
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday 9 March
- Holy Rosary Community Sundowner - 4:30 - 7pm Dominican Playground
Sunday 11 March
- 11am Opening of the new Parish Centre
Tuesday 13 March
- Board Meeting - 7pm
Wednesday 14 March
- 2C Class Mass - 9am
Saturday 17 March
- Dads and Kids Camp Out
- Sacramental Registration at Mass 6pm-7pm
Sunday 18 March
- Sacramental Registration at Mass 8am - 9am
- Sacramental Registration at Mass 10am - 11am
Thursday 22 March
- 3C Class Mass
Friday 23 March
- 3C Class Assembly
Monday March 26
- Holy Rosary Swimming Trials - HBF Stadium
Tuesday 10 April
- Early Closing 12 noon
- Parent/Teacher Interviews 12:30pm
Friday 13 April
- End of Term 1
Student Free Days for 2018
- Friday March 30 - Good Friday
- Monday April 2 - Easter Monday
- Tuesday April 3 - Easter Tuesday
- Monday 30 April - Staff Day
- Monday June 4 - WA Day
- Monday July 16 - Staff Day
- Tuesday July 17 - Staff Day
- Friday 21 September - Staff Day
- Monday October 8 - Staff Day
Thank you for your understanding.
School Fee Accounts
School Fees were emailed last week. Please let the Office know if you have not received your school fee account. Thank you to families who have already paid their accounts.
The school has been allocated a new BPAY Biller Code which is 279596. This new BPAY Biller Code must be used for all school fee payments made from 1 January 2018. This new BPAY Biller Code will appear on all future Fee Statements.
IF YOU HAVE THE OLD BPAY BILLER CODE SAVED IN YOUR INTERNET BANKING PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHANGE IT TO THE NEW CODE.
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
SIENA WINE FUNDRAISER
Wise Winery is supporting our Siena wine fundraiser this year. There will be a wine tasting table at the Dominican Sundowner tonight (4.30 pm to 7 pm) – so swing on by and have a taste! Orders will be taken on the night and proceeds will go towards a wheelchair swing for the school.
DESKS ON NEW ASSIGNMENT
Our pre-loved desks and chairs, which have been replaced by the new contemporary classroom furniture, are being transported by a charity to East Timor where they will be well received by the children of a boarding school for orphans.
COLES SCHOOL FOR SPORTS
Thanks to everyone for collecting the Coles School for Sports Vouchers, and please keep collecting. The more we have, the more sports equipment we can get. The box is located outside the front office at the school – so you can now bring in your tokens and place them in this box. Thanks!
DADS AND KIDS CAMP OUT
Dads’ and Kids’ Camp Out - Saturday 17 March on the school oval. Dads are required to complete the Attendance Sheet and Code of Conduct and return to the school office with money by Tuesday 13 March. If there are any Dads wanting to lend a hand, get in touch with Nathan Byrne (email@example.com) to see what you can do.
The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary
The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who support our School Community.
As a Parent Community we would love to see a culture of thinking Holy Rosary first! Please have a look through the directory to see what these businesses might be able to do for you. If you would like to be listed please contact Mark Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our sneaky peak for this week all about Entertainment (on wheels) – for adults and kids!
Russell can take your 4WD from zero to hero while the Capolingua’s jungle gym bus brings is magic to you.
Feel free to look them up in our book as well as exploring what other Holy Rosary families do. We can build, recruit, feed, create - you name it we can do it!
On Holy Thursday, 29th March, the Library, with the help from our school community and Library Monitors, will hold a second hand book sale at lunchtime. ALL proceeds will go directly into our Project Compassion box. Old and slightly damaged books from the library and any unneeded donations will be sold for 20c or $1. If you have any books that you no longer need at home, you are welcome to donate them to this worthy cause by delivering them to the Library on Tuesday 27th March (please not before due to lack of space) before, during or after school so Mrs B can sort them out. It’s a great way to recycle books while helping those less fortunate than ourselves in the lead up to Easter. Thank you for all your support.
We have a special visitor from the Commonwealth Bank on Thursday 15th March so come down and say hello.
The next reward redemption day will be Thursday 22 March. New rewards for Term One are the Twister Power Handball and Secret Scratch Notepad. Rewards not received from last year are now available to collect.
How to Get Started with School Banking
Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide identification online. It is even easier now for you to get your children started with an account and start School Banking.
All you need to do is visit: www.commbank.com.au/schoolbank ing and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account.
Grand Prize Competition
This year, one lucky School Banker will win a family trip for up to two adults and three children to Hawaii, USA just by saving. For a chance to win, students will need to make 15 or more School Banking deposits before the end of Term 3 2018 to automatically receive an entry into the competition.
The trip includes:
· Return economy flights to Honolulu, Hawaii plus airport transfers
· 7 nights accommodation at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort staying in a Luxury Ocean Room, with beach views and breakfast included
· AU$2,000 spending money.
Christine, Natalie and Lisa
Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am
The uniform shop is not open during the holidays or on PD days. Click here for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, or emailed to email@example.com. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday Evening - 6:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am
Parish Office 0411 123 441
After hours: 0412 445 199
Hale Hockey Club - During the Winter Sport Season (April to September), Hale Hockey Club teams compete in the Hockey WA Competitions, across all age groups. Hale caters for all junior players from Minkey (5 years old) to J11/12 (Year 12) both boys and girls. Our focus is on providing top quality coaching to ensure our juniors develop their games through to the senior ranks at all levels of competition.
Our aim is to provide opportunities for all junior players’ to achieve their goals whether it is to play sport, keep fit and have fun, or follow a pathway to the elite levels of hockey. Hale’s Junior Program is packed with specialist coaching opportunities for both field players and goalkeepers.
Our Minkey program for PP – Year 3 students is one of the largest and most successful minkey programs in Western Australia. The program runs on Friday afternoons from 4:15pm – 5:15pm on a state of the art synthetic hockey turf at Hale School (next door to Holy Rosary). Our 1st Division Men and Women are involved coaching the program and are ably supported by senior students from Hale School and St Mary’s. All minkey participants receive a Hale Hockey Club shirt at their first session. The Hale Hockey Club bar is open from 4pm for refreshments and parents can sit back and watch the sessions from the comfort of the elevated grandstand.
To register for the 2017 season – click here https://halehockey.com.au/cms/18_jnr/
For more information on Minkey click link below.
FAQ is Back !
What’s with the ipads?
You will have seen many examples already this year of the varied and interesting ways in which technology is used at Holy Rosary. Holy Rosary runs a 1-1 device programme for children in Years 1-6. At this time, for reasons of cost, performance and reliability, ipads are the device of choice. The school leases and manages all the devices and employs a teacher (Caroline Mullins) to manage the programme.
Children entering Year One receive a new ipad, and this is replaced with another new ipad at the beginning of Year Four. Our experience at Holy Rosary has been that there is a loss of performance if devices are kept for more than three years, so we replace them to ensure children have access to the latest, reliable, high performance device. The devices are able to run the latest software and apps, and battery charge is good enough to get through the day. The iPads are being managed by a new Mobile Device Management system called Zuludesk which, from term two, will also make it easier for parents to place controls on their child’s device for use at home.
In the event that a device stops working, we have spare devices at school for the children to use so that there is no ‘down time.’
The judicious use of technology is an important consideration at school, and as such the devices are used to aid in the achievement of learning outcomes.
Everybody knows that technology changes at a rapid rate, and it is frustrating when devices don’t work. Centralising the leasing and management of devices, and renewing them regularly means our children have a good experience with technology.
The IT levy covers the cost of the iPad, insurance, apps, and management. A significant portion of the levy also contributes to the infrastructure (wireless switches, servers display screens to name a few), SEQTA engage, Microsoft licensing and Leading Lights costs (which includes internet access and filtering).