Term 2 Week 4 May 24 2019

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Dear Parents/Guardians

Thank you to all who attended the Confirmation parent information session, the Commitment Masses and the parent – child workshops. This is a big deal for our parish, our school and our Year Six students. Thank you very much for your support.

Congratulations must go to our Year Four Dominic class and their teacher David Edwards. Your assembly item was great fun. It was such a pleasure to witness how much the children enjoyed being involved, none taking themselves too seriously! Thank you very very much indeed.

It would be great to see a good number of people turn up to the HRC (formerly P & F) meeting in the Staffroom on Tuesday at 7pm. Everybody is welcome!

Have a good weekend.

Mark de Kluyver



Tuesday 28 May

  • Holy Rosary Community Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom - All Welcome

Thursday 6 June

  • Yr 4 Class Mass - 9am - All welcome, stay for a cuppa afterwards.

Saturday 8 June

  • Sacrament of Confirmation - 6pm

Monday 10 June

  • Holy Rosary Cross Country Carnival - Years 3-6

Tuesday 11 June

  • Board Meeting - Staffroom - 7pm

Wednesday 12 June

  • Musica Viva Incursion in the Gym - Junior - 9:30am-10am - All Welcome
  • Musica Viva Incursion in the Gym - Senior - 11:05am - 11:35am - All welcome

Pupil Free Days 2019

  • Monday 3 June - West Australia Day
  • Monday 22 July - PD
  • Tuesday 23 July - PD
  • Friday 16 August - PD
  • Monday 19 August - Catholic Day


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/


The number of children away is down to 25 today - still a big number though. Other schools are reporting the same large numbers and the same illnesses. Many children are away from school because of bad bugs. These bugs make life miserable for children, staff, parents and guardians. Thank you very much to everyone who has kept children home and returned them when they are better. It is not always easy to do this, but it makes a big difference to them. They recover more quickly and reduce chances of stuff spreading. Information about 'gastro' and 'flu' in particular is found below. Note the 'quarantine' time before children are to return to school.

Training young children about the finer points of tissue use also helps. We encourage children to use tissues when required, and encourage all children to wash their hands before they eat and after they have been to the bathroom.


Gastroenteritis, or ‘gastro’ is a common condition in children of all ages. It occurs when the bowel is infected by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and sometimes, fever. Gastroenteritis, or ‘gastro’ is a common condition in children of all ages. It occurs when the bowel is infected by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and sometimes, fever.

Most cases in children are not serious, but it is very important to make sure that a child with gastro receives enough fluid.

If your child has gastro, keep them away from school for 48 hours after vomiting and diarrhoea have stopped. If symptoms persist see your family doctor.

The easiest way to prevent gastro is to make sure everyone in the family washes their hands regularly, especially before eating and after going to the toilet.


Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. There are two main types of influenza virus that cause infection in humans - types A and B - and many sub-types or strains. Flu can occur throughout the year but influenza activity usually peaks in winter.

What are the symptoms of flu?

People with influenza typically experience some or all of the following symptoms:

· fever and chills

· cough, sore throat and runny or stuffy nose

· muscle aches, joint pains, headaches and fatigue (feeling very tired)

· nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea (more common in children than adults).

Some symptoms may last for more than a week. Some people may also experience very mild symptoms, particularly if they have some immunity from a previous infection or vaccination.

How is flu spread?

Influenza viruses are mainly spread by droplets made when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Influenza can also be spread through touching surfaces where infected droplets have landed.

People with influenza can be infectious from the day before their symptoms start. Adults are most infectious in the first 3-5 days of their illness, while children remain infectious for 7-10 days, and people with weakened immune systems may be infectious for longer.

How is flu prevented?

  • Sneeze into your elbow
  • Sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands, or cover your face with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw used tissues in a rubbish bin.
  • Clean your hands
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often. Wash hands for at least 10 seconds, especially after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose, or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Stay at home if sick - If you are sick with flu, stay at home and avoid close contact with other people to prevent them from also becoming sick. Keep sick children away from school and other activities. Wait at least 24 hours after fever resolves so you that you are unlikely to infect other people.

For more information go to http://www.public.health.wa.gov.au

School Fee Update

School Fee Statements were emailed to all parents on Tuesday. If you did not receive your statement or would like to discuss your account please contact Laurie in the Office.


Help to spread the word...

Holy Rosary is now accepting 3-year-old Pre-Kindy applications for new families for 2020 - please help to spread the word!

Our Pre-Kindy program has grown in reputation and this year we are full! Spaces for 2020 are filling up fast and applications for 2021 are also rolling in.

Our school is place for exploration, imagination and investigation, where children learn through play. Our teachers embrace and nurture the creativity, open hearts and natural curiosity of young people.



Many of our parents were involved with the building of the Kindy playground, including raising $20,000 for materials. Five years on, this space continues to provide a ‘learn through play’ area for exploration, imagination and investigation. It is a very special playground.

The Holy Rosary Community holds fundraisers throughout the year – your involvement in organising and helping out is what makes projects like this possible.

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Next Holy Rosary Community meeting – Tuesday, 28 May in the Staff Room

Meetings are informal and all parents are invited to attend. If you have an idea that you feel would benefit the school or if you would like to offer your skills to the school community, please come along.

We are in discussion about play equipment for the Upper Playground and will be planning the next fundraiser.

At the last meeting we made arrangements for Mother’s Day Morning Tea; wrapped up Dr Kristy Goodwin’s “Raising Children in a Digital World”; and had an update on the Sienna Centre fundraising for the new Aeroglider.


Playgroup is a great way for your kids to interact with other children in a fun and safe environment, while giving you the opportunity to socialise with other parents.

Mondays during term time
9.30 am to 11.30 am

Holy Rosary School, 35 Williamstown Road, Doubleview
In the hall – enter from Angelico Street near the church (heaps of parking right next to the hall)

CONTACT US: admin@hrs.wa.edu.au 9203-4500


We have again registered for the Woolworths Earn and Learn program. Between 1 May and 25 June 2019 please collect as many stickers as you can. (For every $10 spent at Woolworths you get a sticker.) The more stickers we receive the more equipment we will get from Modern Teaching Aids.


Remember to say: “That’s for Holy Rosary” every time you purchase from Bakers Delight Woodlands. They give back 10% of all our purchases for the year!

Last year we raised close to $1,000 for our school.


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Click the link below to support us now!


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



Country Club started on Wednesday and we had 28 enthusiastic runners in attendance. Just a reminder that all students in Year 3 to 6 are very welcome to attend these sessions.

They will run every Wednesday and Friday morning from 7:45am - 8:15am on the school oval, until the Holy Rosary Cross Country on June 10.

I would like to once again thank Mrs Catherall for all her help running the club.


The training schedule for the Year 6 CPSSA Winter Sports Carnival is attached below. I would like to say a special thanks to Mr Weeks, Mr Luca, Mr D’Aloia and Mrs Peel who have agreed to help train and coach the football, soccer and netball teams. It would be great to see as many students at each session as possible.

Mrs Peel was wondering if there are any parents that would be free to help out at the three netball training session on a Wednesday afternoons starting June 5. If you are free to help train or help either of the teams on the day could you please let me know A.S.A.P as I am sure the girls would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance for all your assistance Rob

Email : Robert.Flexman@cewa.edu.au



During Science, our resourceful Pre-Primaries have been investigating the properties of cloud dough: we discovered it could hold its form to make big boulders, but was easily crushed and crumbled to a powdery consistency. Excavation and demolition a plenty - it's fun learning through play!

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Library News

171 Holy Rosary students proudly participated in National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday. In an effort to promote literacy and a love of reading, children from all over Australia read “Alpacas with Maracas” by Matt Cosgrove at 11am. We are excited for the free new books we received as a result of the Book Fair we held last week. Along with free books, we have raised almost $1,000 for our beautiful library! Thank you again for your support. Next week our Junior Chess Tournament begins. Good luck to all participants and well done for having a go!

Mrs Butson

“Well the crowd all went crackers, for the alpacas with maracas. The pair had a blast! Even though they came last.” Alpacas with Maracas, by Matt Cosgrove.


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

Monday 27 May - D Borgas, B Luca

Wednesday 29 May - L Schwertfeger, G Natalia

Friday 31 May - N Ferguson, P Berry

Wednesday Soup of the Day - Sweet Potato, Carrot & Chickpea

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 2 Winter Menu.


Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am

Click below for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, emailed to uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au or ordered through Quickcliq (the same as the online canteen ordering) https://quickcliq.com.au/ These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Meeting Room next to the Uniform Shop.

Thank you

Christine, Nancy, Grace & Toni

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How do Masses work? #3

We aim for two whole school masses each term, the timing of which depend on the liturgical year (e.g. as Easter occurs at different times) and on our sacramental celebrations.

Different classes and staff prepare different masses.

Also, each grade from Pre Primary attends two regular parish masses a year, generally on Thursdays. In this way our children experience the Eucharist as a big community, as well as a small group together with parents who can join them, and the regular parishioners, many of whom attend every morning.

These are very different but reverent and beautiful experiences.


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.



Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

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

Parish Office - 0411 123 441

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

Mothers Prayers - May 2019

28 May/ Ph 9446 2624

We will reflect on the Sunday Readings and pray for our families and the children of the parish.

Meetings start at 1.30pm and finish at 2.30 followed by a cuppa.

We welcome any parishioners to join us for one or more meetings.

Enquiries: Dorothy Ph 0478 397 934

Email: dorothydotjohnston@gmail.com

Sacramental Programme 2019


Confirmation Day - Saturday 8 June - 6pm


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