HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 8 - 24 March 2017
MESSAGE FROM MARK:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
If you were at today’s fabulous assembly led by our Year 3 Catherine Gang, you would have seen a wonderful group of children who were completely at home entertaining us. To them and to their teacher Edel Waldron, congratulations and thank you – what a great start to the day!
Many children today were honoured with Merit Awards and Aussie of the Month Awards, and we are delighted for them and their families. Our Student Leaders are doing an excellent job of leading the assemblies. They have moved seamlessly in to that leadership space and are to be congratulated. Finally to the students who have taken over leading our National Anthem - you sound fantastic! Well done!
Plenty happens at assemblies, and many of our children are involved in some capacity. We welcome your attendance. We aim to start at 8.55 and finish at 9.30 so that those who have to head off to other commitments can do so.
Our second P&F meeting for the term is on Tuesday evening at 7.00pm in the Staff Room. The P&F Executive are really keen to welcome more people to the meetings, which are open to everyone. They last for around an hour, and are often followed with some hospitality. If you come along, relax - you won’t end up with a job to do!
Have a great weekend
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday 28 March
P & F Meeting - 7pm in Staffroom
Friday 31 March
Paramatta Grass Exterminators to meet on Oval!
Monday 3 April
Edudance Concert - C Classes - 2:30 - 3:15pm
Tuesday 4 April
Early close – 12:30pm
Wednesday 5 April
Edudance Concert D Classes - 2:30 - 3:15pm
Friday 7 April
End of Term Mass - 9am
Term 1 concludes
Wednesday 26 April
Term 2 commences
Winter Uniform to be worn
Thursday 27 April
Friday 28 April
Semester 1 Student Free Days:
Monday 24 April Staff PD
Tuesday 25 April ANZAC Day
Friday 19 May Staff PD
Monday 5 June WA Day Holiday
4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS 2019
We will be interviewing new families to the school in Term 2, 2017. 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.
As we approach the end of Term, please make every effort to pay School Fees as soon as possible. If you are experiencing difficulty with the payment of fees please contact Laurie Evans.
Recently, Catholic Education Western Australia’s system-based email has malfunctioned, which has meant that there has been a delay – in some cases, for days, of emails reaching us. Please accept our apologies for any delays. The issue was beyond our control.
PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS 2017
Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday the 4th April from 1pm. Bookings opened on Friday 17 March and must be finalised before the 29th of March at 3pm. Please note that school finishes at 12.30pm on the interview day.
If parents do not have internet access they may phone the school on 9203 4500. Interviews are strictly 10 mins and spaces are limited. If you require more time, please contact your teacher directly to make alternative arrangements.
To make your booking click the link below:
You may change your bookings, any time prior to the closing date, by re-visiting the www.schoolinterviews.com.au website, and using the event code. Remember to use the same name and email address, you used when you made your original booking. Parents wishing to change their interview times after the closing date, should contact the school directly on: 9203 4500
Will take place in Week 1 of Term 2 – Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 & Friday 28 April. (These are the first 3 days back)
Family photos will take place one hour before school on photo days. These photos are ordered separately (not online) and order forms can be collected from the School Office. These forms must be handed to the School Photographer in order to have your Family Photo taken.
PARRAMATTA GRASS EXTERMINATORS NEEDED – CAN YOU HELP?!
9am March 31 on the OVAL, followed by morning tea at 11! BYOT (Bring your own tool!)
Despite our best efforts to eradicate it, the Parramatta Grass on the oval is still a big issue. It is an invasive species which makes the ground surface uneven.
But, with your help, our grounds contractor Phil Kavenagh says we can overcome it! Phil thinks that a concerted effort from around 15 people will do the deed.
A posse of parents and guardians, each armed with the right tool to dig out the clumps, will overcome the threat!
If you can help, please ring or email the office. Thank you very much. See you on the oval on Friday 31 March, 9:00am.
We learn in the library that books are treasures and we are very good at caring for them. Our school Library Bags are the best way to look after our treasured books and each child should have their own bag so that their books are safe getting to and from school and while being read at home. Did you know we have spare Library Bags in the library so that books can still be borrowed and taken home safely in a loan bag, if there are no overdues. Otherwise I will always hold a book until the next day. We have had a number of books come back this term with water and food damage and I have noticed that book bags are often not waterproof or tight closing. Library bags can be purchased from our Uniform Shop for $15 (email email@example.com.) and are the perfect size to fit in lots of wonderful books!
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island” Walt Disney
Missing Bike & Helmet
A bike has gone missing from the bike rack near the senior oval.
The details of the bike are:
Giant ATX 2 2017
Small size frame
Serial No: K06043226
A matt black 661 Stack helmet is also missing.
If anyone knows of the whereabouts of these two items, please contact the School Office.
School Banking is every Tuesday 8:15am - 8:45am at the Canteen.
See you next week.
Sonja, Christine and Natalie
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Woollen Jumpers - Our winter stock has arrived, and we now have all sizes in stock.
School Photos - are on Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 April. Children will need to be wearing full winter uniform on those days.
Extended Opening Hours - Next term is Winter uniform, so the Uniform Shop will be open some extra days, from 8:30am-9:15am.
· Every day in the last week of Term 1
· Every day in the first week of Term 2 (except Monday and Tuesday, which are student free days
Winter Uniform - Girls' Blouses - All of our winter stock has now arrived, except for the girls’ white blouses (due to arrive last week of Term 1). We currently have no stock of size 8 or size 10 until our order has been delivered.
Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator
P & F NEWS
The Dads' and Kids' Camp Out held at the school over the weekend was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended (and some Mums who had the night off). Thanks to Br Stephen and the many Dads who helped out running the event, it would not have been such a success without those who volunteered their time. Also thanks to Farmer Jacks in Woodlands who generously supported the event.
The next P & F Meeting will take place on Tuesday 28 March at 7pm.
Simon Devlin, President, Holy Rosary P & F
Building Commencement to limit driveway access to church
The start of work on the new Parish Centre and adjoining Priory is imminent.
It will also come with disrupted access to the front and south side of the church.
The first two months of the year have been used to refine contractual, budgetary and cash flow arrangements for the project.
This week the formal contract with our builder, Badge, was signed and a building licence approved by the City of Stirling.
Work should get under way in the coming week. Until Holy Week, the driveway at the front of the church will be blocked off. Vehicles will need to be parked in the street.
During this period of about three weeks, a small cluster of replacement car bays will be constructed in the front of the church.
But with the building site fenced off, the southern driveway will be eliminated for the time being.
This means that when the front access resumes by Easter, only one entrance and exit will be available for walking and driving for the duration of the 30 week construction period.
Unfortunately, those who park in the front of the church will face some inconveniences as the turning radius will be tight for reversing.
A traffic management plan, being prepared for the safety of our parishioners, will be issued shortly. This will be updated regularly.
2017 Sacramental Program
This Parish family based program covers the sacraments of Confirmation, First Eucharist and Reconciliation.
The dates are:
Confirmation: 10 June 6 pm Mass or 11 June 10 am Mass
First Eucharist: 9 Sept 6 pm Mass or 10 Sept 10 am Mass
Reconciliation: 21st Oct 5 pm or 28th Oct 5 pm
For further information contact Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 441
Stations of the Cross - Will be in the Church every Friday evening at 7.00pm during Lent commencing on Friday 3rd March
Hale Hockey Club – Minkey Program (ages 4 – 9)
The Hale Hockey Club Minkey Program is a recruitment program endorsed by Hockey Australia, which offers children a safe and fun introduction to the sport of hockey in a community environment. The program is aimed at all children, both boys and girls aged between 5 – 9 years of age, catering for all skill levels ranging from beginners right through to the experienced hockey player. The program will run on Friday afternoons from 4:15pm – 5:15pm, with 8 sessions in Term Two, and another optional 8 sessions in Term Three. All sessions are at the Hale Hockey Clubrooms in Doubleview. For further info please click on the link: https://halehockey.com.au/cms/minkey-2017-welcome/
Minkey Hockey: Newman Knights hockey club is organising Minkey training sessions for pre-primary to year 2 students starting from the beginning of Term 2. The sessions will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:30 on the oval at Holy Rosary School, Angelico Street, Doubleview. To register online go to www.newmanknights.com.au or contact Catherine Scott on 0415837122 with any questions.
With our new newsletter we have taken the opportunity to answer some of the questions we get in an open forum and we will add to that as queries come in.
What is the rationale for having the swimming carnival in November, rather than just after the trials?
We used to hold the carnival at Newman College. There were issues with the sun exposure, students wearing rashies as some parents wanted students to wear them, then take them off for a race and put them on at the other end. There were also issues with manual timing and judging. So we made the move to HBF stadium because it is indoors, has no sun issues and also has timing facilities which ensure results are as accurate as possible.
HBF stadium contacted us a few years ago and told us that we would no longer be able to have two bookings in Term 1 due to a large volume of high school and primary schools in Term 1 wanting the venue.
As a result , the carnival was moved to Term 4 to allow a swimming focus at different parts of the year. Although there is a gap, it allows the students that love to swim a chance to swim at trials in Term 1 the CPSSA Interschool Carnival in Term 2 and the Holy Rosary Carnival in Term 4. We appreciate that the trials and the Carnival in Term 1 is the ideal and we are in touch annually with HBF stadium to enquire as to whether there was a change of heart.
What is the detail behind the increase to school fees this year?
The general answer to this can be found in the 2017 AGM Report of the Board Chairperson Jonathon Woolfrey, which is HERE. The detailed answer can be found in the report of the Board Treasurer, Ross Tolley, which can be found HERE. Both reports make for excellent reading.
Can girls wear shorts?
Girl's sports uniform includes shorts, but if there is an appetite to wear the other summer uniform which includes grey shorts that is OK. Susanne, our Uniform Shop Co-ordinator has stock available.