Term 1 Week 3 - 21 February 2020


Dear Parents and Guardians

Thanks again to everyone for another really successful week at Holy Rosary. I have been blown away at how quickly our students have settled into this year and I have loved my time spent in classrooms this week. Students have already started working in differentiated groups and with each new year our whole school routines become more ingrained. From a highly entertaining and engaging Year 1 Numeracy mat session on numbers to 100, to Bridge construction in Technology with the Year 3s and a Readers Theatre activity group in Year 5, there have been lots of happy, enthusiastic and engaged students throughout our school.

Work has begun on the Year 5D classroom and the room should be finished, cleaned and set up by 3pm next Friday. Again, thanks for your patience and we will continue to give you as much info as we can if there are disruptions.

Finally, Fred popped in again on Wednesday to the delight of many students and parents. It was great to see so many happy faces and I am pretty sure Fred enjoyed all the cuddles. There have been a few students who were a little hesitant at first, but were very pleased with themselves as they got a little closer and started to feel more comfortable. Thanks to the parents who gave me warning if their child was a little anxious, this just helped to make sure nobody was upset!

Have a great weekend and I look forward to another great week!

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


Wednesday 26 February

Ash Wednesday Mass - 9am

Monday 2 March

Labour Day - Public Holiday

Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 March

Year 6 Camp

Wednesday 4 March

Year 2 Class Mass - 9am

Saturday 7 March

Registration for all Sacraments - 6pm

Sunday 8 March

Registration for all Sacraments - 10am

Saturday 14 March

Dads and Kids Camp Out

Student Free Days 2020

Tuesday 28 April - Staff PD Day

Wednesday 29 April - Staff PD Day

Friday 14 August - Staff PD Day

Monday 17 August - Catholic Day

Monday 12 October - Staff PD Day

Altar Server Training

Altar Serving is a ministry where you assist the Priest at Mass and at other Liturgical ceremonies. Training sessions for new altar servers begin this Wednesday, 26th February, from 3:00-4:15pm at Our Lady of the Rosary Church and will run for three consecutive weeks.

If you would like register or to find out more information, please contact Kaye Shervington on 9446 2055 or email doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au


Please do not park on neighbours verges when dropping off or picking up children.

We have received a few complaints recently and the Ranger has been called out to inspect in the coming weeks.


School fees will be sent to all families via email in the next couple of weeks, we will advise once this has been sent.

If you hold a current Health Care Card, please email or bring this to the office for photocopying and to complete a current 2020 form.


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We Love our Class Reps!

Our Holy Rosary Community (aka P&F) have already been very active this year with lots of new members and a productive first meeting where Mr T was slightly outnumbered!

Family Fun Night

We are currently working on our Family Fun Night on Friday 20th March which will bring food trucks, wine tasting, music, dancing, games and more!

As a P&F we believe that many hands make light work, communication is key and let’s have fun while doing it!

We recommend two reps for every class, which means the load can be shared.

We still need Reps for the following classes.





If you’re interested, speak to your teacher. We’d love to have you on board!

Anita Carr

P&F President

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This year the Dads and Kids Campout will be held at the school on Saturday 14th March.

The event that has been held at the school for many years and allows dads to spend quality time with their children whilst also providing dads an unique opportunity to socialise with one another. The event is run by the dads from school and this year we are looking for a new group of dads to take an active role in running the event so that we can have a smooth transition and ensure that the tradition continues at Holy Rosary. So if you are interested if getting involved in helping out please get in touch with Nathan Byrne (nathan_byrne@hotmail.com or 0419629090). Not a lot of work is involved and its very rewarding once you see how much fun everyone has.

Please see the attached flyer for further information and forms need to completed and returned to school with money no later than Tuesday 10th March.

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* After school sport at Holy Rosary *

WSKF Australia Perth Karate Club offers training sessions at Holy Rosary school. Kids, juniors and adults are welcome to join anytime!

FOR: Children from 7 years old and up
WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings
WHERE: Holy Rosary Gym

Register on the Karate Club website below.

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🐞 PRE-KINDY 2020 🐞

Places still available this year!

Please tell your friends and family we still have places available in Pre-Kindy this year. Children start when they turn three years old.

Families can book a visit now on 92034500 or admin@hrs.wa.edu.au – we would love to show them around!

Holy Rosary offers engaging teachers and inspiring spaces to play and learn in - plus a warm and welcoming community. Come and visit us!

Visit Holy Rosary School – book now on our website: www.hrs.wa.edu.au

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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

Science Snippets

This term we are all about Physical Sciences.

Pre-Primary love their "Moving Song" as part of learning how things move.

Year 1 are learning about Sound and Light

Year 2 are discovering Forces - pushes, pulls, gravity, water and air. They are enjoying their 'Moving Song Part 2'

Year 3 are learning about Heat and how heat can be Generated, Radiates and is transferred. Heat is a form of Energy.

Year 4 are discovering Forces, investigating friction and learning about Sir Isaac Newton

Year 5 are learning about light and how it enables us to see.

Year 6 are learning about Energy - Renewable and Non- Renewable. They are designing and making a Water wheel to test an alternative energy source.

The pictures show: year 5 investigating making light bend, Pre-Primary moving and grouping objects that move, Year 3 investigating different heat sources.


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

Monday 24 February - C Stevenson, N Hyndes

Wednesday 26 February - Ash Wednesday - C Pereira, L Pyvis

Friday 28 February - K Nolan, P Berry

Please note there will be a change to the menu on Ash Wednesday 26 March - No meat products will be available. Fish Burgers and Fish Wraps will be the specials of the day.

Canteen helpers still needed for all days.

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 1 Summer Menu.


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the room next to the Admin Office.

How to Get Started with School Banking

Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide identification 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.

Thank you


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.



Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

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

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

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