Term 1 Week 7 - 22 March 2019

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Dear Parents/Guardians

Check out the wonderful pictures of the camp out last Saturday and the report from Nathan Byrne later in the newsletter.

Congratulations to Lachie, Kate and their Year Six Gang whose performance at assembly this morning was so entertaining! Your camp was a great success and it was so much fun to witness your take on it all – well done!

Holly Butson’s Second Hand Book Sale for Project Compassion is on next Friday. This is a much-loved occasion, for a very good cause. Keep an eye out for details.

Have a great weekend

Mark de Kluyver



Tuesday 26 March

  • HRC Meeting - 7:00pm

Thursday 18 March

  • 3C Class Mass - 9am

Friday 29 March

  • 2nd Hand Book Sale for Project Compassion

Monday 1 April

  • SwimmingTrials

Tuesday 2 April

  • 6C Class Mass - 9am

Friday 5 April

  • 2C Class Assembly & Awards

Saturday 6 April

  • Siena Car Wash 10am - 2pm

Monday 8 April

  • Edudance Concert D Classes - 2:15pm Gym

Tuesday 9 April

  • Early Close 12pm** (Discovery Kids will be opening early for bookings)
  • 12:30pm onwards Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday 11 April

  • Edudance Concert C Classes - 2:15pm Gym

Friday 12 April

  • End of Term 1 - Free Dress - gold coin donation to Project Compassion

Pupil Free Days 2019

  • Monday 29 April
  • Monday 22 July
  • Tuesday 23 July
  • Friday 16 August
  • Monday 19 August


Please include your child's NAME, CLASS (e.g. 5C, 6D) and REASON FOR ABSENCE in the email. admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

You can also submit an Absentee form by clicking on the 'Links' tab on our website https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/


Farewell Mrs Sonia Thomas! Sonia leaves us at the end of this term. Sonia will be taking up a Year One position at John XXIII, where her children attend high school. Sonia has been great to work with, and we thank her very much indeed for the terrific contribution she has made to life at Holy Rosary. We wish Sonia every success in her new position.

Welcome Miss Kelsey Stribbling! I am pleased to inform you that Kelsey has been appointed to take over from Sonia. Kelsey is looking forward to joining us next term and is genuinely excited to become a part of this great community.


Before school supervision commences at 8.15. Please either ensure children are not at school before that time - or take advantage of the Before School Care run from the hall by Discovery Kids which is open from 7.00am.

Many families don’t take straight off after school, but allow their children to play on the Dominican Playground, which is so nice to see. However please remember that the Dominican Playground is licenced to OSHC from 3.30pm so do ensure it is vacated for their use by that time.

2019 Sacramental Program

A big thank you to all those families who attended the Registration Masses last weekend. It was wonderful to see so many families supporting the children as they grow in faith, hope and love.

Aleana Brennan APRE


We still have 140 Payment Option Forms outstanding. Please endeavour to return the form as soon as possible. The Office will then be contacting those families who have not yet returned their form by the end of term.

Please download and complete the form below and return to the Office.


The Holy Rosary Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday the 9th of April. School will close at 12pm and children will need to be collected at this time so that teachers can have a short lunch break. Interviews will begin at 12.30pm.

Parents can meet with Specialist Teachers as well by choosing two teachers or more per child.

Please click the link below to book your appointments.


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3 Year Old and 4 Year Old Kindergarten Enrolments 2020

We are currently accepting Kindergarten enrolments for 2020. Please contact Laurie Evans, laurie.evans@cewa.edu.au if you have not enrolled your child or if you are unsure. Enrolment at 3 Year Old Kindergarten does not guarantee enrolment in the 4 Year Old programme. Let others know if they are interested!


We will be interviewing new families to the school in Term 2, 2019. For families already within the school with older children from 4 Year Old Kindergarten to Year 6, no interview will be required. If you have not enrolled your child or are unsure whether an application has been completed, please contact Laurie Evans, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday on 9203 4500 or email admin@hrs.wa.edu.au.

Calling all children in Year 5 or above for Altar Server Training

If you are in Year 5 or above and have received the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Reconciliation you are invited to become an Altar Server.

Altar Serving is a ministry where you assist the Priest at Mass and at other Liturgical ceremonies. Training sessions for new altar servers will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 2.30-3pm with Father Chinh and Miss Brennan at Our Lady of the Rosary Church.

If you would like register or to find out more information, please contact Aleana Brennan in the office on 9203 4500 or at admin@hrs.wa.edu.au.

Please register by Wednesday 27 March 2019.


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The HRC have invited Dr Kristy Goodwin to come and speak to the parents of Holy Rosary and the surrounding community on an issue facing most families today - Raising your Child in a Digitial World.

Dr Kristy will share her simple formula to calculate healthy screen-time limits and will arm parents with a host of strategies and ideas to prevent techno-tantrums and to help kids develop healthy technology habits. Dr Kristy will explain how technology is impacting kids’ learning, sleep, social, language, play, physical skills and their vision, hearing and posture and will arm parents with practical strategies about how to best raise kids in a digital world. Parents will learn how to get the most out of their child’s screen-time so they can finally ditch the guilt and guesswork. Kristy also covers cyber safety and helping kids navigate social media platforms and offering strategies for parents to lend a helping hand.

Tickets are $30 and will be available soon on Eventbrite.

Further information on Dr Kristy can be found at: https://drkristygoodwin.com/

The event is open to all parents in the community so please feel free to share with your friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

Be part of the community conversation

We call our P&F the ‘Holy Rosary Community’ and our aim is to make a positive impact on all our children’s primary school experience.

Meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month and EVERYONE is welcome to attend!

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 26 March 7 PM to 8.30 PM (we are short and sharp)

LAST MEETING we voted to spend funds on the following:

  • $5,000 - Kindy playground play equipment
  • $2,500 – Science/Maker Space equipment

THIS MEETING we are talking about:

  • Playgroup WA at Holy Rosary
  • A family/social event this year
  • Checking in on fundraisers: Mushroom Box and Entertainment Books
  • Empowering parents: promoting the Dr Kristy event

Come and be part of the conversation!

Seeking group of parents to arrange some fun!

Last year we had A LOT of fun at Musical Bingo. And the year before we had A LOT of fun at Bogan Bingo.

What should we do this year?

The last two events were a team effort – parents getting together and having fun planning the fun. Others quickly join in when things start to happen! Meetings on lounge carpets, in cafes, in the parking lot… you know how it is!

We’re thinking end of Term 2.

If you have a group of people willing to lead the charge, we know you won’t be short of helpers.

Let the office know and we’ll be in touch! Cheers, Mark Nolan

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This years turnout for the Dad and Kids Camp Out was terrific with over 100 families and nearly 300 people attending, the biggest turnout in recent times. The weather was perfect and a lot of fun was had by kids and dads. Thanks to everyone who helped out with running the event including the usual band of merry men (who know who you are) and a few newbies who stepped up. Also many thanks to Farmer Jacks in Woodlands for their continued support.

As mentioned on the day if anyone is interested in getting involved in organising the event next year please get in touch with Nathan Byrne at nathan_byrne@hotmail.com so we can make sure this wonderful tradition continues for years to come.


Our Easter fundraiser theme is new life – through healthy options and sustainability.

Orders are through the school’s QuickCliq (Canteen) :https://quickcliq.com.au/parents/fundraising.aspx

If you don’t yet have an account, now is an excellent time to open one! It’s easy.

Please place orders for friends and relatives through your account. The boxes will be delivered to school.

COST: $30 plus 19 cents transaction fee

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Thank you for your support and helping us with our Fundraising!

Please click on link below to Pre-Order and for more details:


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Still need a few more helpers on Fridays and Mondays.

Call or text Leanna on 0414 953 958 or message us via Facebook if you are interested in helping.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


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 holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

TFBHR Facebook page - see what we get up to

Link to Business Directory below:


Calling all dirty cars! Come and get a good clean at the Siena Car Wash Fundraiser.
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Teeball Team Champions

On the weekend the Year 4 girls won their grade. They were crowned the Champions for the U9's Teeball team.

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Our Year 2 teeball team (the Airad Royals, Woodlands Club) were presented with their trophy on Saturday as the winners of the Wembley District Under 7 Division A competition. They consistently improved their skills, trained hard and had lots of fun throughout the season. We’re very proud of them!
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Library News

Library News

Next Friday, 29th March, is our Second Hand Book Sale for Project Compassion. We are so fortunate to receive so many book donations to the library, which we use to replace damaged copies, pass on to our classrooms or have as spares. Books in our sale are made up of donations or old library books we longer need or use. It is a great way to help those less fortunate than ourselves while picking up a great bargain! Books will be 20c or $1, and a special year 6 table will be set up for our older readers. The Book Sale will take at place at lunchtime, in front of the library, with any leftover books for sale after school. Donations can be left in the boxes outside the library this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you so much for your support.

Mrs Butson

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank, Diary of Anne Frank: the play


Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/

Monday 25 March - S Brown, N Hyndes

Wednesday 27 March - M Dixon, L Schwertfeger, D Taylor

Friday 29 March - D Thorpe, K Swift

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 1 Summer Menu.


Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am

Click below for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, emailed to uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au or ordered through Quickcliq (the same as the online canteen ordering) https://quickcliq.com.au/ These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Meeting Room next to the Uniform Shop.

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/schoolbanking and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account.

** We are looking for another person to help with School Banking, if you are interested please email admin@hrs.wa.edu.au or call the Office on 9203 4500.**

Thank you

Christine, Lisa and Nancy


Vacation care bookings now available, please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.
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THE 2019 ‘HBF RUN FOR A REASON’ is coming up .. MAY 19

Why not make your reason the Saba Rose Button Foundation?

Why not ‘use your legs’ to raise awareness/funds for children that need assistance to do just that!!

The SRBF sponsors special needs children to access ‘cutting edge’ intensive therapy, equipment and respite/care.

Join TEAM SABA for the HBF walk/run/pram/wheelchair option & you will receive a TEAM SABA hat to wear proudly on the day.

REMEMBER .. ALL funds go to children with special needs. We are a local, not-for-profit charity - MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

Here is how you join TEAM SABA and please feel free to share this link:



Here is how you FUNDRAISE .. only if you want to, by sharing this link:


Thanks to those who are keen to support the SRBF ’TEAM SABA’ .. you’re the best!!

It’s a great event for the whole family, we will see you there.



Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm

Parish Office - 0411 123 441

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

There will be a Morning Tea after 10am Mass on Saturday.

UFO Craft Group

Next gathering is Wednesday 27th March at 9.30 -11.30 am. Come and join us with your busy fingers and friendly chat. Plenty of yarn to yarn about!

(Advanced notice April 10 & 24) Dorothy 0478 397 934

Lenten Healing Mass Thursday 4th April 10.00am.

Come and prepare for Easter at the Healing Mass.

Bring your elderly and frail relations or friends for Anointing of the Sick.

Agape Prayer Group will lead us in song and Rosary Care will provide morning tea.

For transport contact Christine 9244 3288 or Dorothy 0478 397 934

Sacramental Programme 2019


Parent talk (Fr Greg Donovan) - Wednesday 15 May - 7pm

Commitment Masses - Saturday 18 May - 6pm or Sunday 19 May 10am

Parent/Student Workshop - Tuesday 21 May - 5pm or 6.30pm

Confirmation Day - Saturday 8 June - 6pm


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