Term 1 Week 6 - 13 March 2020


Hey there everyone,

Another great week is coming to a close and there has been plenty happening here at Holy Rosary. Our Year 6s have all arrived back safely, with many happy memories of good times spent with awesome friends. Words can’t explain how proud I was of the whole group. They looked after each other and treated each other with respect, they encouraged each other when they needed help stepping out of their comfort zone and they included each other in all their activities. As you can understand this does not happen without a lot of hard work from our dedicated team of staff and I would like to thank Dave, Kate, Aleana, Robyn, Ash, Lachie, Nicole as well as our nurses Claire and Shelley for the effort they put into making this a success. It is a big deal to leave your families and be on call 24/7 for the week!

Many of you may have noticed that the demountable is now in place and the final wiring and safety checks are being completed. The room comes complete with air conditioning and will be a really nice space for our kids. I believe Liz is already looking into an outdoor setting for her new deck!

There are some VERY excited students at Holy Rosary at the moment with Nathan and his team busily organising the Dads and Kids Campout on Saturday night. Again, a heap of work has gone into this and I would like to thank everyone involved… It is sure to be awesome fun!

Finally, we will continue to send regular communication about the COVID-19 virus as it comes to hand. If you have not been receiving these emails, please let the office know so that we can update your details. I would like to thank everyone who has been travelling internationally for giving me a call at school. So far a number of parents have been in touch and this helps keep us informed and able to support people in any way we can.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Geordie Thuijs



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/


Saturday 14 March

  • Dads and Kids Camp Out

Monday 16 March

  • Yr 6 Growth & Development Talk 9am-10:30am
  • Yr 5 Growth & Development Talk 11am-12:15pm

Tuesday 17 March

  • P & F Meeting

Wednesday 18 March

  • Year 5 Class Mass - 9am

Friday 20 March

  • Year 6 Assembly & Merit Awards - 8:55am - Gym
  • Fun Night - 5pm - 8pm

Wednesday 25 March

Year 3 Class Mass - 9am

Friday 27 March

4D Class Assembly & Merit Awards - 8:55am - Gym

Monday 30 March

Swimming Trials

Tuesday 31 March

PP & Year 4 Class Mass

Edudance Performance C Classes 2:15 - 3:00pm - Gym

Thursday 2 April

Edudance Performance D Classes 2:15-3:00pm - Gym

Friday 3 April

Year 1C Class Assembly and Awards - 8:55am - Gym

2nd Hand Book Sale -Project Compassion - Library


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Dads & Kids Campout

Dads and Kids camp out is set to be a big hit with 120 dads set to sleep under the stars on Saturday night.

Weather forecast is showing some showers and possible thunderstorms. The camp out will still go ahead unless there is a significant reason to cancel, in which you will be notified by SMS. The gym and undercover area will also be available to set up sleeping arrangements if you prefer.

Enjoy the night off Mums!!

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Entertainment Memberships are now 100% digital. Saying goodbye to the iconic hard copy Book wasn't an easy decision, but it significantly simplifies the experience for our fundraisers, reduces our environmental impact and allows us to provide flexibility for members and merchants.


  • User-friendly: Instantly search and redeem offers or check out the Near Me tab to find offers, wherever you are.
  • Memberships start anytime: Flexible start date, Memberships are valid for 12 months from when you activate (15 months if you take advantage of the Early Bird offer now on in Feb/March!)..
  • New offers automatically added: As soon as we sign a new offer, you get access to it. No more waiting for the next print run!
  • Multiple devices: You can still share your Membership with your family. Encourage your partner and kids to download the App so they can access valuable savings when out.
  • Convenient: The App means that as long as you have your phone, you have your Membership too (no more lugging around the book).
  • Easy gifting: We've made it simpler than ever to gift an EntertainmentMembership – simply purchase from your chosen fundraiser and the gift Membership will be delivered instantly to your inbox.
  • 3 Different Memberships: there are 3 different membership levels you can purchase:
    • Single City Membership $70
    • Multi City Membership $120 (all cities in Australia, New Zealand and Bali)
    • Multi Plus Membership $230 (Same as Multi City but for 2 years)


  • When you buy an Entertainment Membership from Holy Rosary between 1st - 31st March, you will receive a $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card!
  • If you purchase a Single City or Multi City membership, you will receive 3 months extra membership (as the physical books were valid until 31 May 2020).


Like last year, go to the following website / link and enter your details. 20% of all sales through this link go towards Holy Rosary. Last year Holy Rosary raised $1484 from Entertainment Book purchases - which was fantastic! So please continue to support our school and purchase through the following link. Share this link with your family and friends!


Any questions, please email: holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

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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


The HR travelling library visited our PP, year 1s and year 2s this week and they were so excited to be able to borrow books. Upper years are making great use of the Wheelers ePlatform and I can see they are doing some great reading, as well as listening to audiobooks. I am really looking forward to having borrowing sessions in the library very soon, so please remember to send your bags into school and leave them there.

In week 9, our Library Monitors will be running our Second Hand Book Sale for Project Compassion. So if you have any second hand books you would like to donate, please hang onto them (as the library is very full at the moment) and drop them off at the beginning of week 9. Thank you!

Have a great weekend

Mrs Butson

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”― Mother Theresa


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

Monday 16 March - R Summers, T Moroney

Wednesday 18 March - R Cosentino, F Deane

Friday 20 March - L Elliott, A Vucic

Still seeking more helpers in canteen.

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 1 Summer Menu.


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am in the room next to the Admin Office.

How to Get Started with School Banking

Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide identification online. It is even easier now for you to get your children started with an account and start School Banking.

All you need to do is visit:

www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account.

Thank you


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.



Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

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

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

No Lenten Healing Mass 2020

There will be no Healing Mass in Lent 2020 in order to safeguard our older and sick parishioners. Please pray for their good health.

Dorothy Johnston - Rosary Care

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Parent Talk (Fr Greg Donovan)

Wednesday 13 May at 7pm

Commitment Masses:

Saturday 16 May at 6pm


Sunday 17 May at 10am

Parent/Student Workshop:

Wednesday 20 May at 5pm or 6:30pm

Confirmation Day:

Saturday 6 June at 6pm


The Gibb (River Road) Challenge 2020 – ‘Wheelie Tyred’

In mid-May we will be embarking on an adventure to the Kimberley, participating in the 700km Gibb Challenge, cycling mountain bikes along the notoriously gnarly Gibb River Road. Although an adventure in itself, the primary driver behind our participation is to raise funds for Royal Flying Doctor’s Service (RFDS). The RFDS play a critical role in supporting health care provision across our vast state.

Having previously participated in this event, Mark has fired up the red dirt ambitions of a new motley crew of committed dads who have put their hands-up to support this worthy beneficiary. Our team, ‘Wheelie Tyred’, have drawn together from hours spent rolling on the dirt and pavement in preparation for this event. If you would like to sponsor the team and lend support to the RFDS please follow the link below. All contributions graciously received.


At the Dads’ and Kids’ Campout this Saturday, ‘Wheelie Tyred’ will be putting on two events to assist with “pumping the boys’ tyres a little”: There will be a raffle draw held after dinner, with $1000 of prizes for the purchase of a $5 ticket; and later a small stand selling ‘movie treats’ to aid the kids’ enjoyment of the movie. These additional funds will support the costs associated with the team’s preparation, travel and expenses, allowing us the privilege of getting to the start line and participating in this amazing event. Bring your wallets dads!

With sincere thanks,

Mark Adkins, Jeff Ferguson, Gav Vucic and Craig Foster

Team ‘Wheelie Tyred’ – Gibb Challenge Team 2020
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Newman College is now inviting applications for students seeking entry to Newman College for Year 7 2023.

The College will hold Twilight Tours for prospective families on Tuesday 7 April 2020. Families will experience our Vision for Learning Shine through Discovery as the College grows our students to be critical thinkers in their faith and learning journey. Discover our learning pathways, co-curricular opportunities, facilities, services and our proposed learning spaces of the future.

The evening will also include an Information Presentation which will commence at 5.30pm in the Marist Auditorium, 216 Empire Avenue, Churchlands.

If you wish to register for one of our Twilight Tours please use this link: https://www.newman.wa.edu.au/book-a-twilight-tour/

For further enquiries, please contact the College Registrar Flora.Hughes@cewa.edu.au

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