Holy Rosary School Derby

NEWSLETTER / TERM 1 / WEEK 8 / 22nd March 2023

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Message from Miss Melanie

The end of the term is coming upon us very quickly and I would like to thank all our families for supporting us with attendance. Students have been arriving on time and coming nearly every day. Please keep this up, as school attendance is the best way we can support the learning of students at Holy Rosary. There will be a number of events over the remainder of the year where attendance will be rewarded, details will be sent out as each event becomes closer. For your child to be eligible, please encourage them to come to school every day.

After lots of consideration it has been decided that the school chickens will be re-homed at the end of this week. The upkeep is difficult to manage and unfortunately there has not been support from families to help look after them during the term. They will be going to a lovely home where they will be able to be free range. We will be focusing on developing the vegetable garden next term and we would appreciate help from parents to help maintain garden beds, crops and weeding, as this is a rather large job that requires the support of our community. If you can help, please let Miss Jenna know and she will forward your name to me so we can create a roster.

It is with sadness that we announce that Miss Giorgia will be leaving Holy Rosary School at the end of the week. Miss Giorgia will be taking her long service leave and heading overseas for some exciting travel and once returning she has accepted a teaching position in Broome. We will hold a short farewell and blessing for Miss Giorgia on Friday afternoon in the undercover area, starting at 2.10pm. All families are welcome to attend, so that they can say farewell. We wish Miss Giorgia all the best for her travels and her new position later in the year and thank her for her dedication and hard work during her time at Holy Rosary.

God Bless.

Miss Melanie

Rejoicing Religion

Sacraments - for any families who have children who are baptised Catholic and would like to participate in the Sacramental programs, please can you contact the office and let Miss Jenna know. There will be a Commitment Mass for all Sacramental Candidates on Sunday 14th May (Term 2) so we encourage any families to let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to start organising these special events.

If you would like your child to be baptised and participate in the Sacramental program and you are not Catholic, please give your name to Miss Jenna so that we can organise a time to meet with Monsignor Paul.

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Sports Scoop

Swimming Lessons- In the lead up to the HRS Swimming Carnival swimming lessons will commence week 9. We will send out the new schedule once it has been confirmed with the Derby Pool Staff.

School Access

Students and families are only to enter/leave the school grounds via the Boab gates located on Villiers, church gates and admin. Please DO NOT walk through the staff car park, this is for the safety of you and your child/ren.

School Advisory Council

If you are interested in supporting the growth and direction of Holy Rosary School we would love to see you join our school Advisory Council. The Council meets once a term to discuss ways to support the school with programmes and future planning and works in partnership with the Principal and relevant members of Staff. If you are interested, please contact the school and we will provide you with further details on how to join.


Term 1

27th-31st March-Swimming Lessons

Friday 31st March - Assembly (Year 1/2 hosting)

Wednesday 5th April - School Swimming Carnival

Thursday 6th April - Last day of Term 1

Term 2

Wednesday 26th April - FIRST DAY TERM 2

Please note dates and events may change over the term

Calendar 2023


2023- 3 Yr Old Kindy-Year 6

We are now taking enrolments for 2023.

Please use the link below to download an enrolment form or contact our friendly staff in admin.

Enrolment Form

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