Term 4 Week 3 - 30 October 2020


Hey there everyone from a bright and sunny Holy Rosary.

Our first taste of summer to finish off a great week. Our students have been in great form and our Year 2 students entertained us with an excellent assembly this morning. With the weather heating up, please remember to send everyone with a hat and sunscreen. We have extra sunscreen in our classes as well so please reinforce how important it is at home where you can.

Our Stage 11 Build took a big forward step this week with some HUGE help from Councillor Elizabeth Re. As I have mentioned in previous newsletters, we have been working really hard in the background to get our project moving for the benefit of our students and this week I met with Elizabeth and members of the planning department at the City of Stirling which has got us moving again.

Down in the church, the re-roofing is well under way. The crane driver threw a spanner in the works for the drive through when he needed to change his position at 7.45am, however, everyone was flexible and made it work with a smile on their face. Thanks so much for your support of the school and parish. This Wednesday the crane will be back and at this stage we believe that drive-through will be business as usual. Having said this, we are asking parents not to park in the carpark and to use Hale Hockey where they can. The crane may need to move into the carpark and we will keep you up to date as best and as early as we can.

Finally, thanks to all the parents for making a fuss of our AMAZING teachers for World Teacher Day today. I could not ask for a more dedicated, professional, enthusiastic, flexible, funny and caring staff to work with in my first year as principal. It has been a very different 12 months to what we were all expecting, however, when you have excellent people in your community problems never seem as stressful. HUGE thanks to all the staff here at HR!

Have a great weekend!

Geordie Thuijs



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.


Monday 2 November

  • Year 6 Excursion - Walking Tour - Perth

Friday 6 November

  • Year 4 Class Assembly & Merit Awards

Saturday 7 November

  • Christmas Markets and Family Fun Night


A reminder that hats are part of our school uniform and are a compulsory item as part of our sun protection policy. Please note that if children are playing outside without a hat, they will be directed to a designated shade area. School Hats can be purchased from the school office for $15.00 (CARD ONLY).

We recommend that children come to school wearing sunscreen in the summer months. Sunscreen is also available for re-application in the classrooms.


Protective Behaviours

Most classes have now completed the protective behaviours program, Holding Hands. The protective behaviours program is a personal safety program aiming to empower children with strategies to promote safety and resilience.

We finished off the program with a Constable Care incursion on Monday. Year One – Year Three watched the “Fun Scary” performance. Through puppetry and song, this performance teaches students the difference between scary things that are fun (like rollercoasters) and those scary secrets that we need to tell a trusted adult about.

Year Four – Year Six watched the performance “Screen Name” which uses the world of online gaming as the backdrop to remind students about making sure to stay safe on the internet.

Merit Award Recipients Assembly Friday 5 November

Just a reminder that unfortunately only the parents of the students in the Class performing the Assembly can attend and then must leave the gym before the Merit Awards are handed out. This process will continue until further notice. We are really sorry this continues, however, we continue to be guided by CEWA and government regulations.
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Late last term students from Year 4 – Year 6 were invited to sit the University of New South Wales International Competition and Assessment for Schools (ICAS) in English, Mathematics and Science. Congratulations to the following students who achieved excellent results.

The following awards will be presented at next week’s assembly, Friday 6th October.

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On Saturday Year 5 students Oliver Hodgson, Alexander Byrne, Campbell Brown, Ed McClean, Max Glew, Felix Sanchez and Hudson Goodwin conducted a bake sale in Woodlands to raise money for Telethon. The boys came up with the idea themselves and even managed to reschedule the sale around their busy weekend schedules. In total they raised $204.40 for the Telethon Institute. We are very proud of our emerging leaders and their efforts in the community. Thanks for making Jesus real in our community boys.


The following students were awarded certificates from the Performing Arts Festival this year. These will be presented at next week's Hymn singing.

Tiago P

Manuela F

Zara M

Audrey M

Sasha E

Nicholas H

Kathleen H

Jemma N

Holy Rosary Choir


Crazy Camel Christmas Gifts

The Crazy Camel link is now live featuring your child's artwork to order some super cute Christmas presents!

You will be able to order until Friday 13th November @5pm WST.

Your order will be returned back to school in early December and delivered to your child’s classroom.

Every purchase will benefit our school and will bring joy to your child to see their creation turned into a mug, tea towel, bag or ornament you will enjoy forever!

Check them out here: https://www.crazycamel.com.au/33498

Cookbook Update

Cookbook Update

Keep submitting your recipes! Perhaps a festive drink or treat?


Submit any photos to holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

For those families leaving the school at the end of the year, but would still like to purchase a copy, please submit your email below to add to our mailing list when the cookbook is launched.

Christmas Markets and Family Fun Night

Christmas Markets & Family Fun Night

The biggest event of the year is almost here!

Get into the festive spirit and have some fun at our Family Fun Night and Christmas Markets.

Saturday 7 November

School Oval

4pm - 8pm

· Local Stallholders

· Food vans

· Music

· Raffles

· Kids Entertainment

· Art & Craft

· And a whole heap of Christmas fun!!

BYO picnics if you wish, rugs and chairs

Please RSVP your attendance below


A few stalls are still available. If you would like to be a stallholder for our Christmas Markets, please fill out the attached form and send through to holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

You are welcome to forward the form to any family or friends that also may be interested.

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Join the P&F or Become a Parent Rep!

Are you thinking maybe you might like to join the P&F?

It’s a great way to learn more about the school, meet other parents, have some fun and give back to our community.

Please find any member of the P&F to have a chat to about it or send us an email with any questions.

We would also love to have parent reps in place by the time we start school in 2021.

So if you are considering taking on this role which involves communicating with class parents, organising social functions and coordinating a part of one of the school’s community events, please get in contact with Michele in the office.

If you have any questions about what joining the P&F or being a Parent Rep involves email our P&F President, Anita Carr at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Business Directory

The Business Directory is being revamped in 2021. We love supporting our local business community and want to continue to bring you opportunities to do so.

We won’t be taking any new businesses into the directory at this time but if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email us at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


As we get closer to the end of 2020, all overdue books are being chased up. If your child has an overdue or lost book, can you please return it or replace it asap. Children with overdue books will be unable to borrow until their overdues are finalised. Thank you for your support with this. A huge congrats to our Senior Chess winners who received their trophies at assembly today. Well done to Felix, Antonio and Sam!!! You should be very proud of your achievement. Stay cool and have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Butson

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

Monday 2 November: N Rodrigo, S Paolino

Wednesday 4 November: M Dixon, N Ferguson

Friday 6 November: R Ralph, L Elliott

URGENT: I am desperately in need of Canteen helpers. Please complete the form below and bring to the Office is you are able to volunteer.

Leanna 0414 953 958

URGENT: I am desperately in need of Canteen helpers. Please complete the form below and bring to the Office is you are able to volunteer.




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