HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 2 Week 9 Friday 18 June
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This week saw several meetings take place - applications for Kindy 2023, fortnightly site meeting for the building project, School Advisory Council and P&F meetings. The life of the schools revolves around people and it is heartening to witness the efforts of those who support Holy Rosary School in the education of our children. This is a big deal, and work in this space can never be taken lightly.
As you can imagine, the School Advisory Council are engaged with the complexities of the building project. Next term will see the review of our Strategic Plan to ensure it reflects the aspirations of our community for the children in our care.
The P&F meeting focused on activities planned for both children and adults - the disco and parent evening being the most proximal ones at this time. I took the opportunity to add some detail about a couple of other matters. This information, and a couple of other notes, can be found in this newsletter. Some may be new to you, others will definitely not be.
Have a great weekend - Happy discoing!
The last two weeks in particular have seen very few unwell children which significantly reduces the spread of illness. Again, thank you for your support.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday 21 June
- Year 1 Excursion to Peninsula Farm
Tuesday 22 June
- 2:30 - 3:15pm - Perm-A-Pleat representative available in the meeting room next to the School Office.
Friday 25 June
- Holy Rosary Cross Country - Yrs 3-6 - Jackadder Lake
Saturday 26 June
- Viva las Vegas
Friday 2 July
- Bake Sale
- End of Term 2
Pupil Free Days 2021
- Friday 13 August
- Monday 16 August
- Monday 11 October
Uniforms: I understand that there has been some confusion and concern about school uniforms. I’d just like to make the following clarifications to ensure that the information families are getting is correct.
For new uniforms: Firstly, try-ons are available at school - as they always have been. Sizing issues were addressed at the end of last year with the correct sizes available to try, and more recently, directions about this matter were added to the Perm-A-Pleat website. Secondly, online ordering and home delivery will remain in place as it is.
Quality issues are different. I know that these have been addressed, mostly directly with Perm-A-Pleat, On each occasion when someone has expressed concern at school about uniforms, their query has been directed to Perm-A-Pleat. However some parents have indicated to me that there appear to be more concerns in that space. Accordingly, at 2.30pm next Tuesday June 22, we have invited the National Sales and Marketing Manager for Perm-a-pleat to attend school to meet with anyone with quality concerns. He will be in the meeting room next to the office. Anyone and everyone with quality issues is invited to bring the item/s of concern and have the conversation directly with him. You will need to bring the actual garments to be examined.
Supervision: My thanks to the parent who brought their child to me to apologise for smashing rocks in the Veritas. A valuable lesson learned. A shame then that another child who was involved was simply taken away rather than given the opportunity to express regret for their behaviour. I do not want to shut down after school play in the Dominican until 3.20, but if supervision is not active, I will be left with no choice. There is a collective responsibility for ensuring that things work as they should and this can only happen when, if there is an issue, that those closest call it. This happened last term when a parent informed someone parking in one of the Blue Bays in the main car park that they were only for people with disabilities, and to please park elsewhere. Community in action!
Safety and Security: 99% of parents understand that children in and out of school during school hours must be signed out and in by the parent or guardian, in the office. No exceptions! This is about the safety and wellbeing of our children.
P&F Newsletter: There is a new forum being trialled for P&F news whereby a link to P&F news can be found within the newsletter. Our school newsletter, supported with our school facebook page is the primary form of communication at Holy Rosary. Everything comes through these forums. We will trial this for the rest of the term and will make an evaluation then.
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 earlier this week inviting them to setup a username and password to SEQTA Engage. Siena parents were also sent a link as their children 's reports are now on SEQTA.
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 or re-send a link.
TEACHER GET TO KNOW YOU - KELLIE CRAIG
Who was your favourite teacher in school and why?
Yr 2 teacher Miss Pearce, because she was pretty.
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
What's your favourite family tradition?
Eating, eating, eating.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
What's your favourite zoo animal?
What was the last book you read?
The Monster’s Party by Joy Cowley
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Shop online, uninterrupted, from my bed. 🙄
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
CPSSA WINTER SPORTS CARNIVAL
STAWA are running the ‘Science Talent Search of WA’ competition later this year (30/8/21).
This is a competition that children can enter in the areas of:
If you think that your child may be interested in entering this competition, please visit the website for details:
If you have any questions, please see me.
Ahoy me hearties it’s Pirate Week in the library. It’s always great fun to get out the pirate and treasure books and dress up the kangaroo.
For the last 3 weeks, the seniors have been playing chess with Round 2 starting next week and continuing after the holidays. As always, I am super impressed with their level of skill and sportsmanship. Have a lovely weekend.
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Monday 21 June: B Robbins, J Elphick
Wednesday 23 June: K Hayes, S Lynch
Friday 25 June: V Ryan, E McLure
I still need volunteers for Friday 25 June, please let me know if you are available on that day.
Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Green Minestrone
Leanna 0414 953 958