Term 1 Week 10 - 31March 2017

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for a great term. We wish you a Happy, Holy Easter and wonderful holiday, and look forward to seeing you back on Wednesday April 26!

Mark de Kluyver



Wednesday 26 April

Term 2 commences

Uniform Shop Open 8:30 - 9:15am

Winter Uniform to be worn

School Photos

Thursday 27 April

Uniform Shop Open 8:30 - 9:15am

School Photos

Friday 28 April

Uniform Shop Open 8:30 - 9:15am

ANZAC Day Ceremony - 8:55am Veritas Garden

School Photos

Friday 5 May

CPSSA Interschool Swimming

PPD Class Assembly, Merit Awards & Aussie of the Month

Tuesday 9 May

NAPLAN Yrs 3 & 5

Wednesday 10 May

NAPLAN Yrs 3 & 5

Thursday 11 May

NAPLAN Yrs 3 & 5

Friday 12 May

NAPLAN Yrs 3 & 5

Mothers' Day Mass followed by Morning Tea Undercover Area

Student Free Days 2017

Monday 24 April - Staff PD
Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
Friday 19 May - Staff PD
Monday 5 June - WA Day Holiday

Mon 17 July - Staff PD

Thurs 21 Sept - Staff PD

Friday 22 Sept - Student Free

Monday 25 Sept - Queen's Birthday


Mass Today

Many thanks to Father Peter, the Year Twos, Choir and Mrs Kirwan for such a beautiful liturgy to celebrate a great term.


The concerts this week were nothing short of fabulous! Jenna is a fabulous teacher of dance, and our children loved learning from her. They too are to be congratulated. We loved the fact tat so may of you could be there - thank you! The performances were recorded and can be found on the blogs.

Classroom Update

Next term will see our Year Six classes join the Year One classes with a reimagined space which has as its focus the contemporary learning space. We are excited to see this worthwhile and valuable initiative move through the school which is strongly supported by our P & F. Check out our presentation below.
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The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia has endorsed a process of performance review for Principals. I am one of a number of Principals in Catholic schools to be reviewed this year.

This Principal Review Process relates only to the Principal's Duties and Responsibilities (as enunciated in the Principal's Contract of Employment) and is not a School Review or Evaluation.

The process will involve the following members of the school community: Selected Staff; the School Board; the Parents and Friends Executive; and the Parish Priest.

This review will be conducted by means of written evaluation, followed by interviews with a review panel which will take place during Term, Two.


With Mrs Norman returning to her Year One gang next term we take this opportunity to thank Mrs Rom Strack who has been in charge for much of the term. Rom the work you have done with our children has been terrific. Thank you so much. No doubt we will see you in a relief capacity next term!

Mrs Ledger is away on long service leave for all of next term. Rosemary we wish you a wonderful time ahead, enjoying the company of your two new grandchildren! In Rosemary’s place we welcome Mrs Michelle Cianflone. Michelle will be well known to many of you and we are really pleased to be welcoming her back for term two.

Best wishes to Alessia Irdi as she gets married in the holidays! Alessia we are delighted for you and yours, as you start this wonderful chapter of your lives together.


We are delighted to report that, following their participation in the RCIA programme, three of our parents - Sam Xanthis, Linda Maddaford and Christine Tolley - will be received in to the Catholic Church this Easter. This is wonderful news


Please remember to send in your Project Compassion boxes by the first week in term 2. Thank you to all those who have already brought their boxes in.


Taking place in Week 1 – Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 & Friday 28 April. (These are the first 3 days back). Family Photos surnames A-L will be on Wednesday from 8am and surnames M-Z will be on Thursday from 8.20am.

Please click here for School Photo Timetable. Please note these times are only a guideline and may change.


The Holy Rosary OSHC April Vacation Care Program is out now. Take a look at the range of activities, incursions and excursions we have planned, and email your bookings and enquiries to Sally at hroshc@cathednet.wa.edu.au


Thank you so much for your support of our Second Hand Book Sale. We hope everyone got a bargain! We made $206.50 for Project Compassion! The Junior (Years 1-3) Chess Competition will start in week 2. Competitors will be able to put their name on the list in week 1 on the Library door. The Senior Chess Comp will be held in term 3. Our Annual Scholastic Book Fair will take place in weeks 5 and 6. Profits from the book fair go directly to our library for new books. Wishing everyone a happy and relaxing Easter.

Mrs Butson

“The more he gave away, the more delighted he became.” Marcus Pfister, The Rainbow Fish


Click here for summer menu

Mon 24 Apr - Pupil Free Day

Wed 26 Apr - T Menage, M Broderick, K Milankov

Fri 28 Apr - N Rodrigo, K Swift

Leanna 0414 953 958



School Banking will resume in term two, week two, on Tuesday 2 May. This will also be the next redemption date. New rewards for Term 2 are the 3D Chalk Set and Tablet Case.

How to Get Started with School Banking

Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide ID 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, (or you can google “School Banking” and enter the 1st or 2nd website on the page)

School Banking is every Tuesday 8:15am - 8:45am at the Canteen.

Hope you all have a lovely Easter and enjoy the holidays.

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 uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

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.

· Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the first week of Term 2.

Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator


Order forms for the Entertainment Book Fundraiser were sent home to all families yesterday. If you would like to order a book either book online or fill in slip and return to the School Office. If you Pre-Purchase before May 1 you will receive Early Bird Offers that you can use straight away. 20% from each books sold goes towards supporting the School.


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

Mass Times

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am

Parish Office 0411 123 441

Email: olrppa@westnet.com.au

After hours: 0422 836 900

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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.

Do we do swimming lessons? No we don’t do lessons through school, but we advertise all Vacswim opportunities as we are informed of them. Many children are also involved in Surf Life Saving (Nippers), and again, as information comes to hand we are happy to publicise it.

Why do we hear only of some sports outside school (e.g. T-Ball) and not others. The same goes for news of students experiencing success in high school - why do we hear about some schools and not others?

We don’t actually classify this kind of information. We publish this type of news, when parents or guardians let us know via email or other messages. We gladly celebrate the news, but we need to receive it to do so!

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.


Junior and Youth Girls Footy: Registrations are Open

The Marist Junior Football Club is currently taking registrations for the Junior (school years 4 – 6) and Youth (school years 7 – 9) Girls Footy teams.

If you are interested in getting a kick and having some fun, or if you would like to become a future Women’s AFL star please contact Dale from Marist on the details below.

Dale Scally, Marist Girls Teams coordinator: 0417 989 759 dales@advocateprivate.com.au

Bright Blue Disco - Community Centre in Wembley Friday 7th April. Monies raised goes towards Childhood Cancer. Helping to find a Cure for Childhood Cancer.

Holy Rosary School

35 Williamstown Road


WA 6018

Tel: (08) 9203 4500

Fax: (08) 9244 1931

Email: admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

Website: www.hrs.wa.edu.au