Term 1 Week 4 Friday 5 March

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

This afternoon we welcome home our Year Six Gang, and our many staff who have supported them, back from a fabulous camp. We are delighted that they all had a great camp!

Very best wishes to all children involved - generally Years 3, 4 and 6 - who are attending mass this weekend to register for the sacramental programme. Registration takes place at all masses this weekend, so take your pick! The sacramental programme is parish-based and as such operates through our Lady of the Rosary Parish.

Social distancing continues. A reminder that that includes vacating the school grounds by 3.15pm every day. Thanks so much for your support.

Have a great weekend


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Please DO NOT send unwell children to school. With heightened sensitivity around illness this is of central importance. Thank you so much for your support.


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


Please remember if you receive an SMS saying your child is absent - please reply with your name and the child's name and class and reason for absence.


Saturday 6 March

  • Registration for Sacraments - 6pm

Sunday 7 March

  • Registration for Sacraments - 10am

Saturday 13 March

  • Dads and Kids Camp Out

Tuesday 30 March

  • Early Finish 12 noon - Parent/Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 31 March

  • End of Term 1

Pupil Free Days 2021

  • Thursday 1 April
  • Monday 19 April
  • Friday 13 August
  • Monday 16 August
  • Monday 11 October
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Holy Rosary Swimming Squad (Year 4-6 Only)

In order to allow our experienced squad swimmers a chance to practice and prepare for our Faction Carnival on April 23 and CPSSA Interschool Swimming Carnival on April 30.

I have been able to secure the following sessions at Newman College with Ralph Mc Manis.

In order to be considered students must

1) Attend all sessions

2) Parents must be able to drop off and pick up their children from training at Newman.

3) Swimmers must be able to swim 200m in freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke confidently.

If you think your child meets the criteria and you would like them to participate in the squad please click the link fill out the form and return it to me by March 19.

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We are now accepting enrolments from the wider community for Kindy 2022 and 2023 – please tell your friends and family.

Siblings of students already enrolled in the school are required to have an application for enrolment completed.

· Children born between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 - Kindy 2022

· Children born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 - Kindy 2023

Please submit applications for enrolment along with copies of the required documents - you can email, post or drop the documentation at the office. The non-refundable application fee of $55 is paid via EFTPOS at the office or over the phone.




The excitement of a new school year is wearing off and little minds and bodies are getting tired. I have had some calls, emails and visits from parents and students who are feeling somewhat anxious about coming to school or displaying out of character behaviour at home. In our busy lives, it is so easy to forget to take some time out to relax and slow down. There is so much information out there but I do find HEAD & HEART MINDFULNESS to be full of sensible advice. There are some great tips for separation anxiety and keeping things calm at home here: https://www.headandheartmindfulness.com.au/blog-items/separationanxiety.

Mostly we just need reminding about how important routine, sleep and limited screen time is and how valuable family fun time can be for our sense of security and happiness.

Stay well.

Holly Butson


What a great start to the Junior Chess Tournament! Well done to all 32 participants from years 1,2 and 3 and huge thanks to our year 5 umpires for helping out while the year 6s are at camp. In library this week, our year 3 and year 4 classes had a Feelings and Friends reconnector and we practised our Mindfulness and Relaxation. You can listen to more at home here : https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/mindfully/series-4/10702420.

We also introduced these concepts to our new HR friends who missed the program in year 2. I have handed out a new First Aid Kit for feelings worksheet to them so they can update the one they have at home. Please continue to ask them about the concepts they have learned in year 2 so they can build on them as they grow.

Enjoy and relax!

Mrs Butson

“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” –A.A. Milne


Dad's & Kids Campout is back!

Pack them up and send them out for a night of games, movies and fun under the stars.

Secure your spot now via the below link


P&F Sub Committees

This year the P&F have a few larger events because a few were cancelled last year due to COVID.

So we would LOVE some extra help!

The following events will have sub committees, where you will work with us on an event to carry out our motto “many hands make light work”.

Viva Las Vegas Night - June

Art Show - August

Christmas Markets - November

If you are interested in putting your hand up please send us an email at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

It’s not all work, we also have fun!


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

Monday 8 March: M Boekhoorn, C Byrne

Wednesday 10 March: C Pereira, K Brain

Friday 12 March: K Swift, N Hyndes

Leanna 0414 953 958


Please note Uniforms are to be ordered online through Perm-A-Pleat. Go to the School website www.hrs.wa.edu.au and follow the Families Link on the top right of the page.

Please see below for the updated Holy Rosary Uniform Policy


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.


Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0412 445 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

Stations of the Cross will be held in the church each Friday during Lent at 7:00pm


Saturday: 6:00pm

Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm


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Applications are now invited for enrolment into Year 7 2024.

Newman College invites families to attend our Twilight Tours and Information Evening on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

Witness our Vision for Learning “Shine Through Discovery” as we grow our students to be critical thinkers in their faith and learning journey. Discover our learning pathways,

co-curricular opportunities, facilities, services and experience our brand new learning environment, the St John Henry Newman Learning Hub. Meet our College Principal, Mr John Finneran, the Senior Leadership Team, staff and students, as we tell our story, grounded in high expectations for academic and personal success.

Tours will commence at 5.00pm from the Founders Court, Marcellin Campus, 216 Empire Avenue, Churchlands and conclude at the Marist Auditorium for our presentation at 6.30pm.

To register your attendance or if you require an Enrolment Pack, please contact the Enrolments Office on (08) 9204 9412 or registrar@newman.wa.edu.au

Applications close Friday 23 April 2021.

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