HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 2 Week 4 Friday 20 May
Last Friday’s Year Two class mass was very lovely, with Father Tom making our children, parents, grandparents and teachers especially welcome. It has been a long time since we have attended mass in Church because of the restrictions, and it is so good to be back. The opportunity in these masses to join with the regular mass goers, is quite special. Our children were just lovely to be with. Father joined us for coffee after mass, which too was very pleasant - many thanks indeed to Carli Woolfrey who organised morning tea. The mantra in our parish, is ‘Welcome’. Please join in when you see class masses indicated. They start at 9am, take around 20 minutes and end with coffee - a lovely start to the day!
This weekend, our Year Six children who are making their Confirmation on May 28, will be attending a commitment mass. Today they participated in a day of reflection, with some input from the Very Reverend Father Vincent Glynn, Episcopal Vicar for Education and Faith Formation. We thank Father Vincent very much for his contribution to the faith life of each of our children.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the SAC and/or P&F meetings on Tuesday. Our community really appreciates your commitment.
The test kits have been walking out the door. Thank you for collecting them and signing off. As you know, if there is a change to the rules that apply to schools we will be in touch.
Have a great weekend!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday 21 May
- Confirmation Commitment Mass - 6pm
Sunday 22 May
- Confirmation Commitment Mass - 10am
Friday 27 May
- Year 1 Class Mass - 9am - followed by morning tea for parents
Saturday 28 May
- Sacrament of Confirmation - 6pm
Tuesday 31 May
- GRIP Leadershjip Conference
Thursday 2 June
- School Photos
Friday 3 June
- School Photos
Student free Days 2022
- Monday 6 June - Public Holiday
- Monday 18 July
- Monday 15 August
- Monday 10 October
QCESR - Quality Catholic Education School Review
This takes place next week. Please see a letter from Dr Sayce, Executive Director, CEWA
Mrs Ana Johnson in Year Two Catherine leaves us at the end of this term. Ana is having a baby! Ana we trust your journey in to parenthood is a very very lovely one!
In Ana’s place we welcome Miss Carmen Mirto. Carmen is very much looking forward to joining our community and I know you will make her welcome!
Covid conversation continued
Rat tests - a reminder about what was sent via Seqta last week:
While WA Health says children of primary school age still are not permitted to collect tests, you are now welcome to collect twenty Rat tests per child at Holy Rosary. There is no need to wait until they are unwell or a close contact. As we can’t send them home to you, we are trying to make the collection process as easy as possible:
Main collection point - the table in front of Admin
Other collection points - Pre-Kindy, Kindy and Preprimary
We are expected to keep records of distribution. Please sign next to your child’s name. If collecting for more than one child please note the total number of tests you have collected, next to the name of one of your children. This will save you having to sign off next to each name.
And, of course, if children want to wear masks at school they are welcome to do so. Most of our staff continue to wear them.
CANTEEN HELP IS NEEDED!
Best wishes - David Edwards
TIMETABLE - Times are approximate only
YEAR 3 SWIMMING CHAMPION
After the excitement of Book Fair, we have launched straight into the election and the students have agreed that they would make a great Prime Minister, just like the children in “If I Was Prime Minister”. Next week is National Simultaneous Storytime and we have also started the conversation about National Sorry Day. Book Fair orders will be delivered as soon as they arrive – thank you again for all your support of the Fair. Have a lovely weekend.
“I’m Teddy. If I was Prime Minister, I’d make sure that every time you lost a tooth, the Tooth Fairy gave a little money to you and a little bit to people who need it more.” If I Was Prime Minister, by Beck and Robin Feiner.
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 23 May: K Nolan, L Lee
Wednesday 25 May: C Ablett
Friday 27 May: S Breheny, K Hayes, N Della Polina
Wednesday Soup of the Day: Pumpkin Soup
Leanna 0414 953 958
OUR P & F NEWS
Did you know it's National Volunteer week? We do!
A big shout out & Thank You to all our fearless, patient, creative, eager, humble, passionate, team workers who volunteer. Your service helps bring our community together - building and enriching it, whether that be as canteen helpers, parent helpers, sports marshalls & helpers, event helpers, class reps, School Advisory Council members, P&F members. The act of giving often gives you a natural sense of accomplishment & makes you feel happy, though we still want you to know your efforts are appreciated - As per the theme for National Volunteer week 2022 - We are 'Better Together.'
Links from previous newsletters
- PCH 'what to do if my child gets covid' video
- Coping with change during Covid 19 - coming to terms with the new normal
- Coping with Coronavirus anxiety - (whilst older has some great tips on talking to children about CV)
- FACE COVID - How to respond effectively to the Corona Crisis
- About Covid 19 and children - (and many other CV tips & info from raising children)
- Supporting Children during the Coronavirus pandemic
We will continue sharing information via the P&F section of the newsletter and in some cases via the parent reps &/or the Holy Rosary school Facebook page
Your 2022 P&F committee
Rebecca Watson, Verity Phoenix, Kara O'Sullivan & Ryleigh Stewart
Signing up for the entertainment book not only unlocks savings on your favourite restaurants, fast food faves, holidays, outings and much much more, but 20% of the proceeds of sale also come directly back to the P&F to support Holy Rosary School.
If all that wasn’t enough for a limited time only, buy an Entertainment Membership and get a BONUS $20 or $40 eGift Card!*😊 Plus, get limited-time new Member offers from great brands*! (including the Iconic, Petals Florist, Edible blooms and more).
Please use the below link to purchase direct through the Holy Rosary fundraiser site, and feel free to share with your friends and extended community!
ALTERNATIVELY: You can also go direct to the entertainment book home page and add “Holy Rosary School, Doubleview” as the chosen fundraiser by following the prompts.
*terms and conditions apply, please visit the website for details.