Term 3 Week 9 September 20 2019

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Dear Parents and Guardians

Thank you so much for your support of the 2019 Lapathon. This big fun fundraising event is popular and gives the P&F increased capacity to support the school’s initiatives. Generally, the P&F events are about community building with most events breaking even. This one adds another dimension. Sincere thanks to the P&F for initiating the event and to all the Parent Helpers, and to you for your generous support.

One Dominic were in awesome form at this morning’s assembly as were the Year Five Drumbeat group. Congratulations to Tess Jacobs and her children for an awesome item, and to Michelle Kirwan and her Drumbeat group for welcoming us in.

Can you believe it? Next Friday is the last day of term. Join us at mass to celebrate a great term, and to welcome the break ahead.

Please keep our Year Four students making their First Communion this weekend in your prayers as they take this important step in their faith journey.

What a day! Have a great weekend. You'll need it to get through this newsletter!

Mark de Kluyver


Vale Sister Vianney O'Brian. Sister Vianney, from the Dominican convent behind our school, passed away recently aged 96. We offer our condolences to her family, and to her Dominican family. The funeral is at Our Lady of the Rosary Church on Monday at 10:30am.


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 - in the Staffroom - all welcome

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

Tuesday 15 October

  • Board Meeting - 7pm

Wednesday 16 October

  • Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop - Parish - 5pm
  • Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop - Parish -6:30pm

Friday 18 October

  • Whole School Mass - 9am


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/

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

✔️ 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)



HolyRosary Video


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 and we are delighted!

  • 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 the employment of both parents, the full day on Thursday offers greater work opportunity.
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5C and 5D have recently completed their Night of the Notables unit of work. As part of this unit, students were required to reflect on the qualities they admire in others, specifically their notable. The way in which people use their qualities for better makes Jesus real every day. The students were inspired by their notable for many reasons and this activity allowed them to think more deeply about why these qualities are important to them. The following video outlines which qualities students admire most in their notable. We are glad to see these qualities being used and recognised within the classroom.

Newsletter MJR



Thank you to the Parents who called, popped in or paid by Bpay.

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 :

Option 3

Credit Card - Final payment scheduled 26 September

Bpay - Final payment due 27 September

Option 4

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.

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 by next week 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 Athletics Carnival

The Holy Rosary Athletics Carnival was held on Friday September 13 for all students in Pre Primary to Year 6. The students have been working hard on athletics all term and it showed with some fantastic performances on the day and lots of friendly competition. The overall scores were very tight, with Blue faction just getting over the line in a tight tussle.

I would like to thank all of the parent helpers and all our lovely staff for all their hard work on the day.

I will now work out the interschool training squad and training schedule for next term and send that information home next week to all students that are involved.

Rob Flexman - P.E Teacher

Overall Results

1st Blue 7430

2nd Gold 7162

3rd Red 6969

4th Green 6100

Champion & Runner Up Boys and Girls

Year 3


Amy Griffin, Sam Gardner

Runner Up

Penelope Hill, Isla Robotham, Ari Boekhoorn

Year 4


Emily Elphick, Bridget Tranter, Patrick Borgas

Runner Up

Trier Foster, Keagan Rodrigues Dos Santos

Year 5


Willa Chapman, Kobe Ashford

Runner Up

Zara Mascarenhas, Jack Phillips

Year 6


Alexandra Tassone, Brodie Boardman

Runner Up

Lily Bates, James Barnard

HR Athletics Carnival


Invitation to Have Your Say

The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) is reviewing our system policies supporting our 75,000 students and 12,000 staff in 162 schools.

We invite all students, parents, CEWA staff and members of your community to help by telling us:

What makes a good Catholic school?

Facilitated sessions will take place at our Leederville office. You can book your preferred session time online and choose from:

* Early Years LOFT Sessions (for Pre K - Year 4 Students and their Family)

* Open LOFT Sessions (Years 4 - 12 Students, Families, Staff and Community)

During the school holiday sessions, participants will also help to create a mural alongside local artist Linzi Carter. This is an evolving creation, whose form will develop with each session.

We welcome you to participate in this unique opportunity to have your say on the future of our schools.

For more information and to register for a session, see: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/loft-catholic-education-western-australia-20262532767


Outgoing P&F Member and Board Representative


We thank Sue Griffin for her contribution to the P&F over the past three years. Sue lives and breathes Community and we are all better off because of her time on the P&F. She has helped to improve communication in the school; applied for Grant money to spend on students and their learning environment; and helped with the planning of P&F functions. This year Sue has also been P&F Representative to the School Board.

Sue: Why did you join the P&F and what have you got out of it?

Meeting and working with so many great parents during the building of the Kindy and Pre-Primary playgrounds opened my eyes to the importance of community in a school, and how much can be achieved when parents work together. I have loved being part of the P&F Committee – it’s a real team experience. Ultimately, it’s all about the children for me – that collectively we can make big things happen for them.

2017 Non-Executive member

2018 Committee Member

2019 Committee Member and Board Representative

Role of Committee Member

  1. Attend monthly P&F Meetings.
  2. Get involved with planning, organising, fundraising and running projects and events.
  3. Have a say in how funds are spent on resources for the children.

Role of P&F Board Representative

  1. Attend monthly Board Meetings.
  2. Report on P&F plans, projects, financial position and purchase of resources for the school

Please consider nominating for this important leadership role in our school. No previous P&F experience required!

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If you have young children at Holy Rosary, the P&F is an excellent way of being part of and shaping their primary school journey.

We thank Jean Williams for her work as P&F Secretary and Bec Watson as Siena Rep. Join Jean and Bec on the 2020 Committee! The P&F will have more of a planning and coordinating focus next year, with the running of events being shared across the year groups (as now happens in many other schools).

Please consider nominating for the Committee - no previous P&F experience required!

Why not come along to Tuesday's meeting?


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.

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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.


Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership via the link below:


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


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Year 2 have been looking at different animals life cycles. They have learned about Metamorphosis. We had 2 visitors yesterday that undergo metamorphosis.

Year 4 investigated different methods of seed dispersal. Are they dispersed by the wind? water? animal? or through bursting out of a pod? Often you can tell by looking at the seed as it has some key features.

The Year 6 children have been growing peas this term and hoping to grow a wonder plant! They have undertaken a long term study to see if they can change the plant's environment in some way that it may grow better. We have had many plants sprout peas and some great results! The children are busy finishing their investigation so ask them all about it.

Music News

As the Performing Arts Festival draws to a close, we would like to congratulate all the students who participated in the solo section of the festival this year. They have had a fabulous experience of performing for an audience and we look forward to Holy Rosary participating again in next year’s festival.

Our choir had a visit from Paris, who works with the Australian Girls’ Choir (AGC). The girls were given a chance to sing and dance together. If there are any girls who are interested in being a part of this choir please send inquiries directly to AGC through the Australian School of Performing Arts (Contact information / 1800 338 142 / aspagroup.com.au).

Another group of Year 5 students have just completed their Drumbeat course. We congratulate them on their achievement and thank them for playing for everyone today.

Mrs Kirwan


Yesterday was the start of the Senior Chess Tournament with a record number of 65 students from years 4, 5 and 6 and also a record number of female students with 5 girls playing in the 8 games held today. We have another awesome team of year 5 and 6 umpires giving up their lunchtimes to help our community. We will continue round one on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week with round 2 commencing after the holidays, so keep practising. We also celebrated Australian Reading Hour – don’t worry if you missed it, reading for an hour at any time is of benefit to all.

Over the past term we have shared the library space with Discovery Kids, our amazing before and after school care program. Thanks so much to Ariana and her incredible team for being so considerate and kind. We wish them well in their new renovated space!

Mrs Butson

“The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank, The Diary of A Young Girl.


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

Monday 23 September - F Fernandes, C Stevenson

Wednesday 25 September - R Cosentino, L Schwertfeger, R Ralph

Friday 27 September - D Taylor, C Miraudo

Wednesday Soup of the Day - Red Lentil

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 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

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 - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0412 445 199

Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

Mothers Prayers in Sept 2019

Tuesday 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

Morning Tea after 10am Mass on Sunday 22 September

First Eucharist - Saturday 21 September at 6pm


The estate of the late June O'Connor has established a Scholarship of $1,000 per year to be awarded annually on a six yearly basis. Commencing 2020 the Scholarship will allow the recipient to complete Years 7 to 12 in a Catholic Secondary College, given satisfactory performance by the recipient. There will be no means testing or the recipient or the recipient's family.

The recipient will be a member of the Doubleview, City Beach, Karrinyup/Innaloo, Scarborough or Floreat/Wembey Parish, currently attending a Catholic Primary or Secondary school and have the support of their Parish Priest.

A letter expressing interest and maked "June O'Connor Scholaarship" should be emailed to Julie Fuge : julie.fuge@perthcatholic.org.au by Friday 18 October 2019. The letter should contain the student's details, current school and parish together with their proposed Catholic Secondary College for 2020. Any enquiries can be made to Julie Fuge on 08 6104 3600.


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Lost and lonely bunny in need of it's owner. He can be found on the Lost Property table.


The Council for Australian Catholic Women (Perth) invite you to hear New Testament lecturer, Dr Michele Connolly RSJ at two free events in Perth.

Michele is a Sister of St Joseph of Lochinvar NSW and has studied in Melbourne, Chicago and Berkeley. She has taught at the Catholic Institute of Sydney since 2001.

Friday 25 October 6-9pm - WOMEN in the CHURCH: REFLECTIONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT - men and women invited. Light refreshments served from 5.30pm.

Saturday 26 October 9.30 - 4pm - WOMEN and the GOSPEL OF MARK: INSIGHTS FOR TODAY - a day for women. Light refreshments served from 9am. Light lunch included.

Both events will be held at James Nestor Hall, Catholic Education Office 50 Ruislip St Leederville.

RSVP by 21 October. Email: kerrymacfarlane2@gmail.com; Phone: 08 9397 5988; SMS: 0400 886 835.

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