HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 3 Week 8 September 13 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians
What a carnival! Children giving it their all, doing their very best! Well done Rob Flexman for your organisation of this spectacular event! Thank you to the many spectators and also the parents who helped out. Without you, a carnival like this doesn’t happen. What a fantastic day.
Likewise the Disco last Friday. This was run by the Year Six parents. This would not have eventuated without the support of the parents involved. Thank you very much for making this event happen!
Our final assembly for 2019 is on next week, presented by Year One Dominic. Our Drumbeat group will be playing before the assembly, welcoming you in. We look forward to seeing you. You are also very welcome to join in at the Lapathon in the afternoon. This is a big one for the P&F so your support counts for a lot.
Have a great weekend.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
- Yr 3 Class Mass - 9am
Friday 20 September
- HRC Lapathon - 2-3pm
Monday 23 September
- Year 6 Excursion to Scitech
- Year 1 Excursion to Tranby House
Tuesday 24 September
- Year 5 Excursion to Fremantle Prison
- Year 6 Class Mass - 9am
- HRC Meeting - 7pm
Friday 27 September
- Pyjama Day - Gold Coin Donation
- End of Term Mass - 9am
- End of Term 3
Monday 14 October
- Beginning of Term 4
- Summer Uniform
PRE-KINDY 2020 Help spread the word!
We still have places available for Pre-Kindy 2020.
Holy Rosary School believes in learning through play and there are many BENEFITS to our Pre-Kindy program:
✔️ Qualified Early Childhood teacher and educational assistant
✔️ Fantastic play spaces inside and out
✔️Guided by the Early Years Learning Framework
✔️Situated within the school setting, making transiting to Kindergarten smoother
DID YOU KNOW?
✔️ Children can begin Pre-Kindy when they turn three years old
✔️You can choose up to three days: Tuesday to Friday
✔️ You can choose half day (9am to 12.30pm) or full school day (to 3pm)
BOOK A VISIT – WE WOULD LOVE TO SHOW YOU AROUND!
KINDY ⏰ THREE FULL DAYS IN 2020 ⏰
Kindergarten times in 2020 are changing to three full days: 9am to 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The decision has been based on feedback from parents:
👉Their child enjoys Kindy and wishes to remain for the full day on Thursdays.
👉Having different pick-up times can be confusing for some Kindy children.
👉For families with other, older children it is more convenient to have one pick-up on a Thursday.
👉 With the rise in maternal employment, the full day on Thursday offers greater work opportunity.
SCHOOL FEE UPDATE
Please pay promptly as the school has a number of financial obligations and is reliant on fees being paid in full.
If you are on a Payment Plan :
Credit Card - Final payment scheduled 26 September
Bpay - Final payment due 27 September
Credit Card - Next payment scheduled 24 October with final payment 21 November
In Person or Telephone - Please call Laurie with payment as soon as possible.
If you have any queries regarding your account, please contact Laurie, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS - ASSEMBLY FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
We would like to inform you that there has been a confirmed case of chicken pox in the school; therefore we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the procedure for when to keep your child at home and when it is appropriate to send them back to school, should your child develop the symptoms of chicken pox.
Chicken pox is a mild and common childhood illness caused by a virus called varicella zoster. It is most common in children under the age of 10 and is contagious. The incubation period is approximately 21 days and the person is contagious from 1 to 2 days before the spots appear until the spots have crusted over (usually 5-6 days after the spots appear).
Groups of people that are most at risk of serious problems if they catch chicken pox are newborn babies, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system; therefore it is important, if your child has chicken pox, to keep them at home while they are contagious.
Our school policy states that if a child is suspected of having chicken pox, parents will be contacted immediately and asked to collect their child from school. All children should remain at home until all chicken pox spots have crusted over to avoid further spread of the illness.
Should any child return to school before this time, parents will be contacted and asked to collect them and take them back home.
We appreciate your understanding on this and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
NIGHT OF THE NOTABLES
Night of the Notables is one of our well known and much anticipated upper primary experiences. The Year 5 children have been very busy this term planning, researching, writing and practising their notable speeches. Everyone had a go – we are so proud of them!
ELDERS AND ARTEFACTS
Year 1 invited their Elders to school to share some ‘artefacts’ from their lives. Imagine our surprise! Fixing a shoe with a hammer and anvil; or a big, heavy phone with the handset on a cord and holes for your fingers to dial the number! It was fascinating and fun, and we so enjoyed the presence of our special visitors.
Students Not Returning in 2020
In accordance with the enrolment policy, a term’s notice is required when withdrawing students from the school. For the purposes of future planning, we need to be aware of students who will not be returning in 2020. Please complete and return the form below if your child/children will NOT be returning to Holy Rosary next year. You do not need to complete a form if your child is currently in Year Six.
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
Outgoing P&F Vice-President
THANK YOU, MEGAN
We thank Megan Boekhoorn for her enormous contribution to the P&F over the past three years. Megan is a hands-on person and amazing organiser! Be it the Bake Sale, Lapathon, Bingo, Disco, asking for prize donations – she’s onto it! Megan organised the school Art Expo which raised money and showcased the creative talents of Holy Rosary children and their teachers.
Megan: Why did you join the P&F and what have you got out of it?
I have always enjoyed being part of creating the extras for our kids and parents at school. I've gotten to know people from other year groups that I may not normally have met. It has been really rewarding being able to help create fun events that bring the school community together.
2017 Committee Member
Role of P&F Vice-President
- Support the P&F President by chairing meetings in their absence
- Get involved with planning, organising and running projects and events.
Please consider nominating for this important leadership role in our school. No previous P&F experience required!
** PERTH ROYAL SHOW – DISCOUNTED TICKETS! **
Holy Rosary School has teamed up with the Entertainment Book to offer our family and friends 25% off the price of tickets to the Perth Royal Show. This applies to all ticket types. Purchasing your tickets with the Holy Rosary code will also raise funds for our school - for each ticket sold, Holy Rosary will receive 5% commission.
To order tickets, simply go online to: www.perthroyalshow.com.au/fundraiser and enter our unique online code: Royalshow19982 to receive the offer!
SHARE this link and code with family and friends intending to go to the Royal Show this year – and help raise funds for Holy Rosary.
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK 2019/20
Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership via the link below:
HOLY ROSARY BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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 Mark Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring has sprung in the library. The footy and summertime books are out and the Senior Chess Tournament is kicking off next week. Next Thursday 19th September, is Australian Reading Hour where everyone is encouraged to pick up a book and read. Our school is registered so please take this opportunity to take an hour out of your day to read with your children, together or silently, as we have been practising this week. https://readinghour.org.au/
Enjoy the sunshine!
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 16 September - H Gregory, N Rodrigo
Wednesday 18 September - M Dixon, R Cosentino
Friday 20 September -L Elliot, N King, J West
Wednesday Soup of the Day - Asian Chicken Noodle
Leanna 0414 953 958
Please download pdf below for Term 3 Winter Menu.
Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am
Click below for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, emailed to email@example.com or ordered through Quickcliq (the same as the online canteen ordering) https://quickcliq.com.au/ These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator
School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Meeting Room next to the Uniform Shop.
Nancy, Grace & Toni
MASS TIMES - OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY PARISH
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday Evening - 6:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm
Parish Office - 9446 2055
Father Peter Hoang OP - 0412 445 199
Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334
Mothers Prayers in Sept 2019
Tuesdays 17, 24 Sept in the Parish Community Centre
We will reflect on the Sunday Readings and pray for our families and the children of the parish.
Meetings start at 1.30 and finish at 2.30 pm followed by a cuppa.
We welcome any parishioners to join us for one or more meetings.
Enquiries: Dorothy Ph 0478 397 934
Saturday 21 September at 6pm
For further information contact:
Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 441