Holy Rosary School Derby

NEWSLETTER / TERM 3/ WEEK 10/ 20th September 2023

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Message From Miss Melanie

What a fabulous term we have had, with lots of great activities, excursions and learning. Thank you to all of our families for supporting us through encouraging your children to attend school everyday - without you we could not be achieving all the great things we are in the classroom.

I would like to inform the school community that Mr Clinton has resigned from his position at school and will not be returning in Term 4. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours and thank him for his service over the past three terms. Miss Lucy and Miss Gemma (welcome back) will be taking up teaching roles in Term 4.

We have changed our bell times at school and also our start time from the beginning of next term. We will be starting our school day at 7.50am (instead of 7.55am) so we ask that all students be ready to start school at the new time. We have also extended recess play time to 20 minutes and reduced the lunch time eat break to 10 minutes. We hope these changes will benefit the students through a better play break in the morning and as most students have finished eating after 10 minutes we have reduced the time (allows for more play time at recess).

We wish all our families a safe and relaxing break from school and look forward to seeing you all back on Monday 9th October.

God Bless.

Miss Melanie

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Merit Certificates

Congratulations to the following students who received a merit certificate at our last assembly;

PP - Kohen

Yr 1/2 - Elle'Izah

Yr 1/2 - James

Yr 3/4B - Tao

Yr 3/4Y - Bella

Yr 5/6 - Dayle

Yr 5/6 - Shaneira

Rejoicing Religion

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Congratulations to Dennis, Daniel and Coco who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 10th September. Monsignor Paul officiated on the day. Thank you to Miss Bec, Miss Kylie and Miss Jocelyn for preparing the candidates for this very important occasion. We shared a wonderful morning tea with the families and the parish after the mass.

If you would like your child to be baptised and participate in the Sacramental program and you are not Catholic in 2024, please give your name to Miss Jenna.

Sports Scoop

Inter-school Athletics

What a fabulous day Friday the 8th September was for our inter-school athletics team.

Congratulations to our team who finished 6th place- big improvement from last year where we finished 8th. We are so proud of everyone's efforts to do their best on the day and the 'can do' attitude by all competitors.

Individual congratulations go to:

  • Maleik-Year 2 equal Champion Boy
  • Lanton- Year 4 Runner-Up Champion Boy

Maleik also set a new record for the Year 2 Boys 100m.


Term 3

Thurs 21st Sept- Free Dress Thursday

Fri 22nd Sept- Yr 3/4 Yellow Excursion

Fri 22nd Sept- Last day of term 3

Term 4

Mon 9th Oct- First Day Term 4 (new start time of 7.50am)

Thurs 12th Oct - Whole School Mass

Tues 24th October - Kimberley 9's Carnival Broome (attendance reward Yr 5/6)

Fri 27th Oct - PP Assembly

Wed 29th Nov - Christmas Concert (5.30pm start)

Fri 8th Dec - Students last day of term 4

Please note dates and events may change over the term

Calendar 2023

School Advisory Council

If you are interested in supporting the growth and direction of Holy Rosary School we would love to see you join our school Advisory Council. The Council meets once a term to discuss ways to support the school with programmes and future planning and works in partnership with the Principal and relevant members of Staff. If you are interested, please contact the school and we will provide you with further details on how to join.


2023/2024- 3 Yr Old Kindy-Year 6

We are now taking enrolments for 2023 and 2024.

Please use the link below to download an enrolment form or contact our friendly staff in admin.

Enrolment Form

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