HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL
NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 7 | 9 JUNE 2023
The Holy Spirit within us is the desire inside all of us that wants to keep connecting, relating, and communing. It isn’t above us. It isn’t beyond us—it is within us. It’s as available as our breath, and that’s why the Risen Christ gives the Holy Spirit by breathing upon the disciples. He’s saying, in effect, “Here it is! Here it is! Can you breathe in what I have breathed out?”
As we grow on the journey, we’ll begin to experience that breath, that Spirit, as if it is the very air. It’s everywhere, all the time, and we can’t live one minute without it. Isn’t it amazing that air, the thing that’s most essential, most invisible to most people is the one thing that’s everywhere all the time and free? The Holy Spirit likewise has been given to us freely.
A short but very enjoyable week! It has been rewarding to see fewer children and staff away because of illness. Our staff professional development day on Tuesday with numeracy guru Paul Swan went very well, and the fruits of our labours will continue to influence the work we do with our children in all of our classrooms.
Winter Interschool Sports Carnival on Thursday! Our upper primary children look forward to a day full of excitement and challenge. It is a wonderful event. Our staff have invited the children to train before school for netball, football and soccer and they responded with such enthusiasm! Thank you to the team for training the children. and thank you to the parents and guardians who get them there. it should be a great day!
Have a good weekend.
Staffing Update - Term Three
We have a few changes for next term - some longer, some shorter! This news was shared with the individual classes earlier this week.
Mrs Ana Johnson has requested an extension of her maternity leave. She was due back next term but will now be returning at the beginning of 2024.
Mrs Bec Campbell takes long service for term 3 and Mrs Lauren Boland will take Kindy for that time
Mrs Renate Field takes long service for term 3 and Mrs Liz Laverock will step back into the Siena teacher role for that time. Liz’ role will be undertaken by Mrs Sune Pyne
Mr Dave Edwards takes long service leave for terms 3 and 4. Mr Joe Kinder will take over the role of Assistant Principal for that time. Miss Alexandra Coltrona will be taking over Joe’s class for the rest of the year
Miss Fiona Ayling is taking leave for terms 3 and 4. Mrs Sophie Stajka will be taking over Fiona’s class for the rest of the year.
Mike Thacker is leaving to live and work in Barcelona! Ms Misty Waters will be taking Mike’s class for terms 3 and 4.
To everyone taking leave or leaving, we thank you so much for your contribution to an amazing first semester! We sincerely wish you every happiness and success ahead.
We have made arrangements for induction and handover before the end of term with our new incoming staff, who will also be spending quite some time in the company of their children. We look forward to welcoming them to Holy Rosary.
School Sores (Impetigo)
Year 3 Assembly Friday 16 June
SEQTA Engage Parent Log-in to access reports
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 used previously.
New Families and PP parents were sent an email link yesterday inviting them to setup a username and password to SEQTA Engage. You will have 7 days to setup your username and password.
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.
Reports will be released on SEQTA on Wednesday 28 June at 3pm.
Larissa B from 4C, was awarded an Honourable Mention at the last Royal Academy of Dance Festival competition, which was held at John Curtin College on June 3.
This festival is a very prestigious competition held in WA, among the dance community. Larissa not only excelled in her dancing, but also in complying to the discipline and hard work that comes along with this art form.
Well done Larissa!
Making Jesus Real
Valerie showing the spirit of Jesus congratulating her friend for winning the game
School Photos Special Groups
On the day of the school photos, special group images were captured, including Netball and Faction Captains. These exclusive photos can be viewed and purchased on a unique website specifically designated for this purpose. It is essential to note that this website differs from the platform used for ordering portraits and class photos online.
To place your order online, please follow these steps:
- Visit https://mspphotography.shootproof.com/
- Locate your school’s name and select the album titled: Holy Rosary School Specialist Groups - 2023
- Enter the password to access and purchase the album. The password is: HRSSG-23
- During the checkout process, kindly use your child’s name for identification purposes.
- The images displayed are in their uncropped format but will be appropriately cropped to fit a 10x8 print, as demonstrated by the first image in the gallery.
Key points to remember:
- Online orders will remain open until midnight on Thursday the 13th July, 2023, to take advantage of the Bulk Pricing Offer.
- The Bulk Pricing Offer allows each print to be priced at $25.00, and they will be delivered to the school by Class Group.
- After the expiration of the $25.00 pricing, photos will only be available for purchase over the phone at a cost of $40.00 per image, with delivery to a preferred address.
Should you have any queries or require further assistance, please feel free to contact MSP Photography at 9240 8000 or via email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Wet Weather Jackets
All re-orders from the Book Fair have now been delivered to the students. Please let me know if you have any queries as soon as possible so that I can follow up with Scholastic.
The weather called for some quiet lunchtimes and library sessions with a bit of mindfulness added in. You can watch more at home on
This week a new year 5 Book Club started, and the lists for Senior Chess have been put up on the library whiteboard.
Have a lovely weekend,
"She would always be slightly different, but in her own way, she finally belonged." -Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Thank you to all of our HR community who donated to the Vinnies Blanket appeal. This is a huge help to those who are cold this winter. The year 6 Council Groups have been working hard this term in the classrooms, the Canteen garden, preparing for NAIDOC week and supporting Vinnies. Have a look at their magnificent sunflowers in the Veritas Garden.
PLEASE - I NEED MORE HELPERS - IF YOU ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR A DAY OR TWO A TERM PLEASE LET ME KNOW... THE FORM IS BELOW.
“Thank you to everyone that got involved in our Silent Auction and for all your prompt payments, we managed to raise just over $5000.
If you won a bid, you’ll be contacted in the next week to arrange pick up”.
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.
Please use link below to purchase direct through the Holy Rosary fundraiser site, and feel free to share with your friends and extended community!
- Five days a week during term time
- Vacation Care during school holidays.
- Available for children attending Kindy through to Year Six
2023 Term Dates and Student Free Days
Term 2 Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June
Monday July 17
Tuesday July 18
Term 3 - Wednesday 19 July - Friday 22 September
Term 4 - Monday 9 October - Friday 8 December