Term 2 Week 2 May 10 2019

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Dear Parents/Guardians

While Richard Rohr’s thinking here can be seen as a blunt assessment in terms of the choices we make, the opportunity is there to see it as inspiration to live and love life.

Much has taken place since we have returned, and there is much to give thanks for. Rob Flexman’s great organisation and planning for our team in today’s Interschool Swimming Carnival was awesome. To the teachers and parents who assisted, thank you. To the many children involved, training before school, doing their best to be ready to give of their best, more power to you. Thank you so much.

To our Holy Rosary Community members who organised the presentation by Dr Kristy Goodwin last Thursday to which almost 140 people attended, to those who conducted a purge of the old P&F room in the hall, and relocated everything useful to the gym store room (much closer to where everything happens these days), and to the initiative to restart the local playgroup (which was foundering) in our hall from next week (and who will move their equipment in to the space which has been vacated) what a remarkable series of events, and, last but by no means least, for organising the Mothers Day morning tea and raffle after Mass. This is life giving stuff. Thank you, thank you.

Photos were again a successful experience, if intense, and thanks go to you all for having your children looking the part, as well as to Assistant Principal Geordie for organising and managing such a complex process.

If you were at the Kindy Mothers' Day celebration, it is unlikely you will ever forget it! Congratulations to all of them, and to Marisa Amoroso, who taught them all to sing like birds!

And to our Year Three gang who prepared our Mother’s Day whole school mass this morning, to Father Peter who proclaimed so well – as he always does – and to Michelle Kirwan and her awesome choir – a reverent and beautiful liturgy. Thank you all.

We have much to celebrate and appreciate.

Have a lovely weekend. See you at the Year Five Catherine assembly next Friday, 8.55am.

Mark de Kluyver



Tuesday 14 May

  • Board Meeting 7pm

Wednesday 15 May

  • Confirmation Parent Talk - Parish Centre

Thursday 16 May

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Year 5 Class Mass

Friday 17 May

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • 5C Class Assembly & Awards

Saturday 18 May

  • Confirmation Commitment Mass - 6pm

Sunday 19 May

  • Confirmation Commitment Mass - 10am

Tuesday 21 May

  • Confirmation Parent/Child Workshop 5-6pm - 6C
  • Confirmation Parent/Child Workshop 6:30-7:30pm - 6D

Thursday 23 May

  • Year 1 Class Mass - 9am

Friday 24 May

  • 4D Class Assembly & Awards

Saturday 8 June

  • Sacrament of Confirmation - 7pm

Pupil Free Days 2019

  • Monday 3 June - West Australia Day
  • Monday 22 July - PD
  • Tuesday 23 July - PD
  • Friday 16 August - PD
  • Monday 19 August - Catholic Day


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


Due to a technical issue, statements have not been sent out this week. If you have any queries regarding your account, please contact Laurie in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to discuss or make a payment. Hopefully the technical problem will be resolved by next week.


Thank you for supporting Project Compassion 2019. If you still have your Project Compassion box, please return it to school asap or visit www.caritas.org.au to make your donation online.

Through your generosity you are helping empower communities with hope and helping those in great need shape a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Aleana Brennan - Assistant Principal


On photo day speciality group images (eg Netball, Faction Captains) were taken at your school.
These images can be viewed and purchased at a unique website, which is DIFFERENT to where you order the portraits and class photos online.

1. To place your Order online simply go to https://mspphotography.shootproof.com/

2. Click Specials 2019, then select the album titled: Holy Rosary School Specials - 2019
3. You will then be required to enter a password to view the Album. The password for this HRSP19

4. Please ensure that you use your child’s name at the checkout

5. The images you are viewing are uncropped and will be cropped to fit to a 10x8 print (as per the first image in your gallery, a sample of layout & colour)

  • The online orders will be open until midnight on Monday 20th of May 2019 – for the Bulk Pricing Offer
  • The Bulk Pricing Offer is $20 per print and these will be delivered to the school BY CLASS GROUP
  • After the $20 pricing expires, the photos will remain available online, but the photos are now at a cost of $35 per image and delivered to a preferred address.

If you have any queries please contact MSP Photography on 9240 8000 or via email on ordering.perth@msp.com.au


We will soon be enrolling families outside of the Holy Rosary community for PreKindy 2020. Please contact Laurie Evans in the school office if you have not yet enrolled your child in the programme or if you are unsure.


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It was lovely to see so many Mums at Mother’s Day Mass and Morning Tea! Thank you to the Holy Rosary Community and parent helpers for arranging the gathering and to the generous Holy Rosary Businesses and families for donating raffle prizes to help spoil our mums.

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If you have children in 3- or 4-year-old Kindy, come along on Monday and try Playgroup!! One of our aims is to provide a social setting where Holy Rosary parents can get to know each better and where children have the opportunity to form deeper friendships at school.

And of course, parents are welcome to bring a friend from outside of the school!

We hope to see you on Monday, 13 May - the sessions are from 9.30 am to 11.30 am in the hall, during term time. Tea and coffee are provided; please bring a morning tea for your child. There are heaps of great toys to play with!


Last year we had A LOT of fun at Musical Bingo. And the year before we had A LOT of fun at Bogan Bingo.

What should we do this year?

The last two events were a team effort – parents getting together and having fun planning the fun. Others quickly join in when things start to happen! Meetings on lounge carpets, in cafes, in the parking lot… you know how it is!

We’re thinking end of Term 2.

If you have a group of people willing to lead the charge, we know you won’t be short of helpers.

Let us know via the office or Messenger and we’ll be in touch!


We have again registered for the Woolworths Earn and Learn program. Between 1 May and 25 June 2019 please collect as many stickers as you can. (For every $10 spent at Woolworths you get a sticker.) The more stickers we receive the more equipment we will get from Modern Teaching Aids.


Remember to say: “That’s for Holy Rosary” every time you purchase from Bakers Delight Woodlands. They give back 10% of all our purchases for the year!

Last year we raised close to $1,000 for our school.

Raising children in a Digital World

Last Thursday, 2nd May the HRC had the pleasure of hosting Dr Kristy Goodwin as she delivered her talk Raising children in a Digital World. The talk was very well received from both Holy Rosary Parents and the wider community that attended. Kristy has very kindly provided us with a number of links to some notes from the talk, links to free webinars and some other helpful tools. The links are included below for your reference.

The HRC want to say a special thanks to one of our PP parents, Damien John and his company, One 20 Productions for kindly donating the use of all the audio and visual equipment on the night. It was greatly appreciated and the gym looked fantastic! Thank you Damien!

Please find more information below:

link to access the FREE eBook summary

link to access the FREE pornography webinar (parents can watch this anywhere and anytime and also access a PDF summary sheet too, after they've registered);

link to access the recommended apps Kristy shared on the night (plus some other app checklists and tips); (see below for documents)

PDF document with some information about the Switched on Parents' Portal (SOPP).

As a way of further supporting your families Kristy offer schools who've booked her to speak a 25% discount on a school licence for SOPP. A school licence provides all families with 12-months of unlimited access to the portal, where they can find videos of seminars (including the one I presented last week and the boy seminar you heard me deliver last year) and webinar recordings, online masterclasses, eBooks and it's a place where they can ask me their questions about kids in a digital world.



Purchase a 2019/2020 Entertainment book between Friday 10th May to Sunday 12th May (midnight) via our Holy Rosary online link and you will receive a FREE $10 eWish gift card! A great idea for a last minute Mother's Day gift!

Don't miss out! Buy your book here: http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8437a8

Also for all those that have already purchased a hard copy Entertainment Book, they have been delivered and are now ready to be collected from the school's front office. Thanks for your patience.

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Still need a few more helpers on Fridays and Mondays.

Call or text Leanna on 0414 953 958 or message us via Facebook if you are interested in helping.

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 Mark Nolan at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

TFBHR Facebook page - see what we get up to

Library News

Next week is our Scholastic BOOK FAIR in the library!! We are super excited!! Due to the Book Fair, there will be no book borrowing, but the students will be able to view the Fair with their teachers on Wednesday, and then we will be open for business on Thursday and Friday, before and after school and at lunchtimes. Thank you to the parents who are helping with set up, pull down and sales. I am still desperate for adult helpers especially at lunchtime on Thursday and after school. If you can help, please add your name to the link below.


The Book Fair provides us with many free books as well as being a great fundraiser for other library essentials. Thanks for your support and Happy Mothers’ Day!

Mrs Butson

“He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


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

Monday 13 May - N Rodrigo, S Paolino

Wednesday 15 May - J Spriggins, J West, R Cairnes

Friday 17 May- L Maddaford, T Zeid

Wednesday Soup of the Day - Asian Chicken Noodle

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 2 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 uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au 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.

Thank you

Christine, Nancy, Grace & Toni


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.



Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm

Parish Office - 0411 123 441

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

UFO Craft Group

We meet next on 22nd May in the Parish Community Centre at 9.30-11.30am.

Terese, Mary and Gerry all have crotchet rugs under way. These colourful creations use much of our left over yarns so keep on sending in those odd balls of wool from your finished items.

Marnie and Tess are knitting 1.5 metre strips with plain and multicoloured yarn which will make assembling easier. Together we are sharing ideas and friend ship. Come and visit us soon.

Mothers Prayers - April-May 2019

Date/ Place

14 May Mothers Day Mass 1.15pm/St Catherine’s Chapel

21 May/ Claudette’s Place

28 May/ Ph 9446 2624

We will reflect on the Sunday Readings and pray for our families and the children of the parish.

Meetings start at 1.30pm and finish at 2.30 followed by a cuppa.

We welcome any parishioners to join us for one or more meetings.

Enquiries: Dorothy Ph 0478 397 934

Email: dorothydotjohnston@gmail.com

Sacramental Programme 2019


Parent talk (Fr Greg Donovan) - Wednesday 15 May - 7pm

Commitment Masses - Saturday 18 May - 6pm or Sunday 19 May 10am

Parent/Student Workshop - Tuesday 21 May - 5pm or 6.30pm

Confirmation Day - Saturday 8 June - 6pm


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