HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 1 | 21 JULY 2023
Every time God forgives—seventy times seven, apparently—God is showing a preference and capacity for sustaining relationship over being right, distant, superior, and separate. We are slow learners in that regard. The unilateral “covenant love” promised by the prophets is God’s absolute ability to sustain relationship with everything and, finally, to overcome our resistance by the same allurement “that moves the sun and the other stars” as Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) would put it. It is all one and the same stream of Love.
Richard Rohr, What Do We Do with Evil?
As week one of term three draws to a close we give thanks for the deeply enjoyable experiences which have come our way. My thanks to you for having your children so well prepared to return and embrace the term, and to our teachers for investing much time in the break ensuring a calm, smooth, productive start for our children. It takes plenty of work to get to this point and I am very grateful for that commitment.
We welcome our new staff Misty Waters and Sarah Stajka in Year Four and Alexandra Coltrona in Year Five. It is wonderful to have you here and we wish you a very very rewarding and fulfilling experience at Holy Rosary.
It will come as no surprise that a few reminders form part of this newsletter. Please support them. They contribute significantly to the Holy Rosary experience!
Have a good weekend
Term 3 Key Dates
EMAILS TO STAFF:
All emails are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be forwarded to the respective teachers to address. This protocol has been in place for a number of years.
IF YOUR CHILD IS UNWELL:
We want our school to remain safe, happy and open and need your cooperation.
If your child is unwell during the night or in the morning please do not send them to school. If you are called to collect your child but cannot pick them up you will need to make sure we have a phone number for someone else we can contact to come and collect them.
CHILDREN WITH REGULAR ABSENCE DUE TO THERAPY ETC.
If your child will not be attending school on certain days please email email@example.com stating day/time/reason and if it is for one term or the whole year as this needs to be entered into SEQTA.
A reminder where to park. Please check the map below.
Catholic Performing Arts Festival
ICAS Testing 2023
CEWA Religious Literacy Assessment
This term, students in Years 3 and 5 will be participating in the CEWA Religious Education Assessment (REA), formally known as the Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment.
The REA Assessment is scheduled for Week 3 on Wednesday 2nd August.
Please click on the link below for further information.
Students not returning in 2024
Welcome back to term 3. It’s an exciting term for us as we lead into BOOK WEEK in week 6. Our lovely Library Monitors are reading the Book Week books at lunchtimes on Tuesdays in preparation for our wonderful Parade on Friday 25th August. Senior Chess is in round 2, another year 5 Book Club has finished up and Numero is back on Friday mornings before school with Mr Scutti. Books on the big screen is our current theme, and students are encouraged to read the movie!! Have a wonderful term – we have lots of fun ahead!
“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda
Oscar brought his library bag and books to school each borrowing day in Term 2 and won the Library prize!!! Well done Oscar!
Numero is back for Years 3-6 commencing Week 2!!
If your child is interested in joining the Numero Club on Friday mornings in the library, please have them sign up using the sheet outside the library. There are only 40 places available so be quick! Numero Club starts at 7.45am.
Remember Numero is more than just a card game. It is designed to develop and improve your number skills which will assist in developing your understanding of numeracy concepts . Numero Club will also help boost your mathematical confidence, mental computation, problem solving that will have you thinking tactically and outside the box.
Free Nasal Rapid Antigen Tests
Free Sausage Sizzle on St Dominic's Day
Free Fruit Juice Box on St Dominic's Day
No lunch orders on St Dominic's Day on the 4 August. There will be a free sausage sizzle instead.
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 24 July: R Summers, J Elphick
Wednesday 26 July: B Radalj, C Irdi
Friday 28 July: L Chiappini, S Breheny, G Delaney
Wednesday Soup: Pumpkin
PLEASE REMEMBER THERE ARE NO LUNCH ORDERS ON ST DOMINIC'S DAY ON FRIDAY 4 AUGUST AS THERE WILL BE A FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE WHERE ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A HOTDOG AND FRUIT JUICE BOX. RECESS ORDERS AS NORMAL.
Leanna 0414 953 958
PLEASE - I NEED MORE HELPERS - IF YOU ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR A DAY OR TWO A TERM PLEASE LET ME KNOW... THE FORM IS BELOW.
- Five days a week during term time
- Vacation Care during school holidays.
- Available for children attending Kindy through to Year Six
2023 Term Dates and Student Free Days
Term 3 - Wednesday 19 July - Friday 22 September
Term 4 - Monday 9 October - Friday 8 December