Term 3 Week 3 - 7 August 2020

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Hello from St Dominic’s Day at Holy Rosary!

It would be fair to say that the vibe around our school today has been electric! While we are still missing all our parents from attending, our first assembly in quite some time was a lot of fun and I would like to congratulate the Cross-Country and Italian Festival Competition winners who received their certificates today. A special mention to Stella F for being the overall state winner of the Year 5 Italian Festival Award. Amazing effort Stella! It has been awesome to see the students enjoying their Italian lessons this year and both our teachers have been focusing on speaking to the students in Italian regularly to improve their vocabulary! Hopefully one day our kids will be able to use their skills to order a bowl of fettuccine from a

ristorante on the Amalfi Coast…

As you can see from the pic above we welcomed Celia Hammond, the Member for Curtin, to the school on Monday to open our new musical instrument playground. It was lovely to have some of our students have a go on the new equipment and meet Celia in person. Thanks to our student leaders for running the show and Bec Watson for being the brains behind the whole operation!

As I walked around the classrooms this week I was really interested to see some of the amazing art that is popping up in our classrooms. The pics below are three Year 6 examples that I was particularly impressed with. Dom created his beach hut using watercolour paint, Luke learnt how to draw different facial features of an anime cartoon before combining the elements into his own character and Hannah learnt about the great Japanese artist Hokusai in creating her ‘Great Wave’ artwork. Great job guys.

Well time is a little tight today, Fred and I are off to set up a selfie stand and help out with the Year 1 cupcake stand so that is about it from me. We are all looking forward to a great day, look out for some photos below and on the FB page!

The video’s below are of our assembly this morning. Apologies for the quality, the light was not helping this morning! Fingers crossed we are all there in person next time.

Geordie Thuijs


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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 'Families' tab on our website https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/


Please remember if you receive an SMS saying your child is absent - please reply with your name and the child's name and class and reason for absence.


Thursday 13 August

Primary Champion Schools Cross Country - Yrs 3-6

Friday 14 August

PD Day - Pupil Free

Monday 17 August

Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 18 August

P & F Meeting - 6-7pm

Board Meeting - 7-8pm

Wednesday 19 August

Year 3 Excursion - Perth Zoo

School Photos

Thursday 15 October

Friday 16 October

cross country winners

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Italian Festival Primary School Students’ Competition

On behalf of the Italo-Australian Welfare & Cultural Centre Inc, we wish to congratulate the following students who were finalists in the recent Italian Festival Primary School Students’ Competition 2020 for students of Italian;

Year 5 Finalists

  • Jasmine L
  • Sam M
  • Lucia M

Year 6 Finalists

  • Jack P
  • Rachael P
  • Henry S

Congratulations also to Stella F in Year 5 who was the over winner of her respective year group! Stella receives a $50 cheque, a trophy and certificate. Well done, Stella!

St Dominic's Day

Down on the Corner
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Our theme for next week’s Protective Behaviours lesson is Theme 2 – We can talk with

someone about anything, no matter what it is and Secrets

Children will be learning about the following:

Year K-PP

- Introduce the concept of safe and unsafe secrets

- Students will identify the difference between safe and unsafe secrets

- Students will learn they should always tell an unsafe secret to an adult they trust

Year 1-3

- Introduce Theme 2 and the concept of safe/unsafe secrets

- Students will learn what a secret, and the difference between safe and unsafe


- Students will understand the importance of talking with others if they have an

unsafe secret

Year 4-6

- Introduce Theme 2

- Introduce the concept of safe and unsafe secrets

- Students will understand that we can talk with someone about anything no matter

what it is

- Students will understand that they can tell an unsafe secret


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Holy Rosary is thrilled to announce the opening of its new inclusive wheelchair accessible music equipment for the playground. Ms Celia Hammond, Member for Curtin, opened the music equipment at a ceremony on Monday morning.

The project was made possible through the generosity of:

* $10,000 from the Local Schools Community Fund.

* $6,000 from Holy Rosary’s community (P&F Funds)

Our student leaders welcomed and thanked Ms Hammond for supporting our project through the Local Schools Community Fund; they also thanked the P&F for its very generous contribution.

We respect and value the needs of every child at our school and provide an inclusive education with a clear vision where: “Every child is valued, known and heard, empowering them to use their talents in doing good for their world, and forming enduring friendships in their joy-filled childhood.”

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the project - we can’t wait to hear some funky tunes playing at recess and lunchtime!

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** Everyone is welcome at P&F meetings! **

1. What's the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window? Our dear elderly neighbour upholding an outstanding level of Neighbourhood Watch from his letterbox.

2. If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join? Pentatonix - they make magic, a cappella style (and theirs is the only version of Jolene that I can tolerate).

3. What celebrity would you like to meet for a cup of coffee? Keanu Reeves.

4. Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? Hyper colour t-shirts (thought I was the epitome of style aged 10 in my hyper colour tee, bike pants and scrunchies).

5. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island? Music (does iPhone and earbuds count as 1 or 2?), a library of books and hammock.

6. What's your favourite family tradition? “The Family Game” - Everly requests it most... happens at bedtime, I start by asking one of the kids what was great about their day, something they are grateful for, and something they love/admire about the person who they choose to go next. It’s a really nice way to connect and appreciate each other.

7. Do you love or hate rollercoasters? Hate - way too much adrenaline! Can’t even watch someone else riding them without feeling ill.

8. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Steel cut oats with berries, almonds and maple syrup - perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.......feels like dessert any time of the day.

9. What would you sing at Karaoke night? I DON’T do Karaoke - am absolutely tone deaf!

10. What makes you laugh the most? The funny things my kids say when they are little.......absolutely love their youngster musings! Wish I’d written more of them down !!



A massive thank you to Bakers Delight Woodlands for their continued support for our school community. They give us 10% back from every purchase when you mention ‘Holy Rosary’. We received $1700 for the 2019 calendar year and from January to June this year, we have already received $1900! Clearly everyone carb overloaded during COVID!!!

Please keep buying from this great local business and don’t forget to mention ‘Holy Rosary’.

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Support Holy Rosary and purchase a new Entertainment Book membership through the link below. 20% of all Entertainment Book Memberships purchased via Holy Rosary go directly to our school.


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 Anita Carr at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com


National Science Week 15th – 23rd August

Dear Parents

National Science Week is almost upon us.

There are a number of activities that are taking place at a variety of places all over Perth. Please look at the website below to find out all about them:


At school we will be having an afternoon of experiments with buddies working together - on Wednesday 19th August.

Most classes will need to bring in a clear plastic bottle for their experiment. Please start collecting any water bottles you may have.

Many thanks

Ms Skinner

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Thank you again to our community for supporting the Book Fair. We sold over $8,000 worth of books in 2 days and the students can’t wait for their new books and equipment. This week was the long awaited start of the Senior Chess Tournament. 50 students from years 4 to 6 are competing and the level of skill and sportsmanship is incredible to see. It will be a tough competition!! St Dom’s Day today has given us the chance to sell the Second Hand Books collected earlier in the year and raise money for a great cause. Happy St Dominic’s Day everyone!

Mrs Butson

“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev


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

Monday 10 August: N Hyndes, T Moroney

Wednesday 12 August: G Natalia, N Ferguson

Wednesday Soup of the Day: Borsch

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 3 Winter Menu.




BLACK TIGHTS - SIZES 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 - $5.00

Please note Uniforms are to be ordered online through Perm-A-Pleat. Go to the School website www.hrs.wa.edu.au and follow the Families Link on the top right of the page.


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.


Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0412 445 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au


Saturday: 6:00pm

Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm

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August 23: Morning tea after 10am Mass



Welcome to the 2020/21 Subiaco Marist Cricket Club cricket season! We field teams for girls and boys aged from 5 – 17, and always keen to welcome new players.

Our introductory Cricket Blasters programs are for kids new to cricket, teaching them the basics of cricket in a fun, safe and interactive way. Held at Newman College 5pm Fridays.

We also have teams in each year level from under 10 to under 17, where young cricketers can develop their skills and enjoyment of the game, with mid-week training and games on Saturday or Sunday (depending on grade).

The season starts in October and registrations are open now. Please register at: https://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=1449 (Registrations close Sept 8th for U10-17, and Oct 12 or earlier if the program is at capacity for Cricket Blasters).

For any inquiries or to try on uniform sizes (junior cricket) please come to our launch day on Saturday 22nd August 2pm – 4pm in the Newman College sports complex.

Please contact us at anthony.appelbee@gmail.com with any queries.

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