Holy Rosary School Derby

NEWSLETTER / TERM 4/ WEEK 4/ 2nd November 2023

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Message From Miss Melanie

We had our last session with Art our Soccer coach on Tuesday 24th October. The students have really enjoyed learning the finer skills of the game and putting those skills into practice during the sessions. Our Yr 3/4 students will be applying those skills on Friday in Broome, when they represent Holy Rosary at the Multi-sports Carnival. Thank you to Football Futures for sponsoring a bus to take the students across and back. Look out for the pics on Facebook to check out the fun.

Miss Tara was lucky to join the Cross-sector ATA Conference last week. Lots of information was shared about how to support students and families and we look forward to her sharing this information with our staff. Also a big congratulations to Miss Kylie and Miss Lesley who were awarded a certificate in recognition to more than 20 years of service in Catholic Education, in particular their long term commitment to the education of students at Holy Rosary.

Thank you to all the families who completed the survey regarding the proposed changes to the uniform. We had a great response from families and there was overwhelming support for the proposed changes. We will now go ahead with organising the new school shirts and amending the uniform policy to reflect the changes. This means that from 2024 boys and girls can wear royal blue shorts all the time and the skort will be removed as an option, the new shirts will be ordered for families to begin purchasing from the start of 2024. The change over for the uniform will be two years, so existing uniforms can be worn until the end of 2026. Stock of the current uniform will not be renewed but will be able to be purchased until sold out.

We have our Christmas Concert on Wednesday 29th November. Don't forget to put this in your calendar. We will have available to purchase on the evening a sausage sizzle, drinks and icy poles. The money raised from this will go towards our Senior Playground upgrade.

Our final Mass and Awards presentation for our PP - 6 students, will be held in the Church on Monday 4th December from 9am. Details will be sent out to families closer to the date. We look forward to seeing as many families as possible attend this event.

Once again we thank you for supporting our programs through making sure your child comes to school each day. Many great activities are planned for the rest of the year so please make sure that you keep attendance up so that your child doesn't miss out.

God Bless.

Miss Melanie

Rejoicing Religion

If you would like your child to be baptised and participate in the Sacramental program and you are not Catholic in 2024, please give your name to Miss Jenna.

Sports Scoop

Kimberley 9's

On Tuesday 24th October a group of 10 year 5/6 students who have high attendance went to Broome to participate in the Fremantle Dockers Kimberley 9's program. The students had a fabulous time, some got a little too much sun but enjoyed kicking the ball and meeting some famous footballers. Check out some of the pics from the day.

Soccer Broome

On Friday 3rd November the year 3/4 classes will be attending the Multi-Sport Carnival in Broome and playing Soccer. We have been lucky enough to secure some sponsorship to cover the hire of a bus, to allow this opportunity to happen - we thank Football Future for their kind support. This carnival also will allow our students to show off their soccer skills after a fantastic coaching program delivered by Football Futures through the Sporting Schools grants, the students have really enjoyed the coaching provided by Coach Art. We look forward to the great pics from the day in our next newsletter.

Mount Gibson Trip

On Tuesday the 30th October our high attendance students and the Year 6 graduating class of 2023 along with Miss Bec, Miss Imogen and Miss Kylie flew to Koolan Island for a tour of the Mount Gibson Iron mine site. A huge thank you to Maureen O'Meara for making this possible.

School Uniforms

Families please be aware that we have a uniform policy and we would like you to support the following as this is in line with our policy;

  • No Acrylic/SNS nails
  • No Make up
  • No more than one pair of small studs or sleepers
  • No crocs or thongs (sneakers/runners preferred or sandals with a back strap)
  • All long hair tied up (half up hair styles are not appropriate for school)
  • Hair to be off the face

Students are required to wear royal blue shorts/skorts which is available to be purchased from Betta Electrical in town.

We also supply a school hat so therefore our expectation is that ONLY school hats are worn at school.

We appreciate your support with this and ask that you encourage your child to attend in the appropriate uniform. There are a number of second hand uniform items available to purchase at Admin.


Term 4

Thurs 16th Nov - Whole School Pool Party

Wed 15th Nov - Kindy Assembly (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE)

Wed 29th Nov - Christmas Concert (5.30pm start)

Mon 4th Dec - End of Year Mass & Awards (9am start)

Mon 4th Dec - Yr 6 Graduation Dinner

Fri 8th Dec - Students last day of term 4

Please note dates and events may change over the term

Calendar 2023

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.


We are now taking enrolments for 2024.

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

Enrolment Form

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