HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 2 Week 4 - 18 May
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As promised, the newsletter is with you today and not Friday which is a student free day. Following a big week of NAPLAN last week our Year Five Gang headed to Newman College to watch their production of Peter Pan, and returned to school quite inspired by what they had seen. It was a great success and we congratulate everyone who was involved in it. A report and a number of pictures can be found here:
http://www.newman.wa.edu.au/events/local-catholic-schools-taken-on-a-magical-journey.html Our sincere thanks to Newman college for inviting our children to this terrific performance.
At our lovely Mothers Day mass last week we took the opportunity to honour our Music Monitors Sofia McDonnell and Luke Meakins who do an amazing job of supporting our teacher of music, Michelle Kirwan. You will see them running our projector at mass. We also honoured our leading Altar Servers Sarah Johnston, Zach Maddaford, Cooper Stevens, Tabitha Stevens, Corey McFadgen, Ben Borgas and Ben Butson. All of these Year Six students are leading our school in important ways and we think that they, as part of our Student Leadership team, lead exceptionally well. We congratulate them, and we thank them for their roles in our school. Well done!
The journey for the sacrament of Confirmation is in train, with workshops on the evening of Wednesday 24 May, Commitment masses on the weekend of 27 and 28 May and the Retreat on Friday 2 June. Students then receive the sacrament on the weekend of 10 and 11 June. We wish them well! Keep them and their families in your prayers.
Have a great weekend
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday 23 May
P & F Meeting - 7pm Staffroom
Wednesday 24 May
Confirmation Parent/Student Workshop 5 - 6pm & 6.30 - 7.30pm
Thursday 25 May
4C Class Mass
Friday 26 May
Scholastic Book Fair
Saturday 27 May
Confirmation Commitment Mass 6pm
Sunday 28 May
Confirmation Commitment Mass 10am
Monday 29 May
Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday 30 May
Scholastic Book Fair
Friday 2 June
Confirmation Retreat Day
Student Free Days 2017
Friday 19 May - Staff PD
Monday 5 June - WA Day Holiday
Mon 17 July - Staff PD
Thurs 21 Sept - Staff PD
Friday 22 Sept - Student Free
Monday 25 Sept - Queen's Birthday
SEQTA Engage Parent Log-in
It is important that you please check your log in for SEQTA Engage as early as possible so that you will be able to access your child's report at the end of this term.
To do this you need to go to the following site:
or follow the link from our school website to “SEQTA Engage - parents” and use your username and password credentials that you set up last year.
New Families and PP parents were sent an email link inviting you to setup a username and password to SEQTA Engage. This email will expire within 7 days so please, action this as soon as possible.
If you have remembered your username but have forgotten your password, please click on the Forgot your password? link and an immediate email will be sent to you. The email will expire within one hour, so please action this immediately.
If you forgotten both of these, then please contact the school and we can remind you of your username.
Don’t Just Teach Kids How to Code, Teach Them Algorithms, Too…
Coding is the cool kid right now, but there’s a lot more to computer science. Like algorithms, which are useful in life as well as online.
COLD & FLU SEASON
Influenza is a common, acute, respiratory, viral infection. Symptoms include fever, malaise, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat and cough.Please be aware that children should stay at home in the early stages of the illness as they are likely to be more infectious and transmit the virus to others via coughing, sneezing and contaminating surfaces that others touch.
They should remain absent until they are symptom free if they have a cold or flu.
Our annual Book Fair is super fun and raises money for our library, all of which is put towards the purchase of new books, and maybe even some more bean bags! Next Friday 26th, Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th, the Book Fair will run from 8am-4pm. There are still some spots on the parent help roster, outside the library window. These are only for an hour, before and after school and at lunchtime. Any help is much appreciated. Because of this, the chess tournament will have a recess until week 7. We wish our wonderful Sr Eileen a safe, happy and wonderful holiday home to Ireland, and can’t wait to hear about her adventures.
"All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust."
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Click here for winter menu
Mon 22 May - N Della-Pollina, L Vilé
Wed 24 May - A Chapman, G Hie, K Bosch
Fri 26 May - K Swift, K Lindsay
Next Wednesday’s soup will be: Lentil
Leanna 0414 953 958
How to Get Started with School Banking
Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide ID online. It is even easier now for you to get your children started with an account and start School Banking.
All you need to do is visit: www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account, (or you can google “School Banking” and enter the 1st or 2nd website on the page).
School Banking is every Tuesday 8:15am - 8:45am at the Canteen.
Sonja, Christine and Natalie
Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am
The uniform shop is not open during the holidays or on PD days. Click here for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator
P & F NEWS
Entertainment Books have arrived! - If you ordered Entertainment Books and opted to pick up from School, please come to the Office to collect your books.
Next Meeting - Tuesday 23 May - 7pm in the Staffroom.
Please click HERE for P & F Facebook page.
THE FAMILY BUSINESSES OF HOLY ROSARY
GET TO KNOW US!
We are super excited to introduce the families of the businesses behind Holy Rosary. The P&F Committee has put together a Business Directory of school families and encourage everyone to use them. These businesses aim to support the P&F committee in the various projects they undertake.
JEFF FERGUSON - RENOWORKS
Photo: Jeff with Stella, Tash and Ben on a camping trip
GET TO KNOW JEFF.......
What do you do?
All facets of domestic renovation. Primarily kitchens, bathrooms and laundries but also outdoor renovation such as pergolas, paving and landscaping.
Why did you choose your profession?
I pretty much grew up on a construction site. My family renovated a lot so it seemed natural to me to choose a career in the building industry.
What was the last picture you took with your phone?
A shot of the backyard last Saturday night. We brought the camp site experience to the backyard with a small fire pit in the foreground and a few mates watching the footy in the background.
What is your perfect pizza?
Seafood pizza – but not so overloaded with toppings that it all slides off when you pick it up.
What is your favourite movie?
What is your favourite family tradition?
Fish and chips on a Sunday night.
What was your favourite family holiday spot?
We love camping. Our favourite spot was Jurien Bay but that has now been overtaken by Denmark. And Rotto…. Hmm, I can’t decide
West Coast or Fremantle?
Fremantle. Someone has to back them.
2017 Sacramental Program
This Parish family based program covers the sacraments of Confirmation, First Eucharist and Reconciliation. The dates are:
Confirmation: 10 June 6 pm Mass or 11 June 10 am Mass
First Eucharist: 9 Sept 6 pm Mass or 10 Sept 10 am Mass
Reconciliation: 21st Oct 5 pm or 28th Oct 5 pm
For further information contact Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 44
Footy Champs 2017 Marist FBC
Just some shots of our footy champions at Tuesday's training!
If you know of anyone who maybe interested in our programme please phone.
Nicole 0411 861 528