HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Friday 5 February 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Right, this time we welcome you back - on site! Things change in the blink of an eye. Better late than never. We are so pleased to be here and trust you were able to put a positive spin on the extra week.
Many new families are joining us this week across almost all grades, and we are delighted to welcome you. We look forward to an enjoyable year together!
We welcome our new staff, Katherine Berry in Year One, Ellie Luzuk in Year Two, Peter Scutti in Year Six and Chiara Mazzera who takes over Italian in the Junior Primary. We also welcome back Mike Thacker who is completing his final teaching practicum. We are delighted to welcome you to Holy Rosary!
Mr Darby (Year Five) will be on leave this term - he has become a Dad for the first time! We are delighted for Lachie and Jen on the arrival of baby Lucy. Please keep them in your prayers.
Mrs Rom Strack, well known to many of you will take over Lachie’s class.
Likewise Mrs Elena Capolingua is well known to our community and is taking over for the time being from Mr Pat Winton who is on extended leave.
Congratulations also to Lizzy and Peter Iacomella on the arrival of their baby girl, Florence, born January 8th.
Have a great weekend. Stay well, stay safe!
Mark de Kluyver
- Stay home when unwell;
- Practice good personal hygiene;
- Ensure physical distance of 1.5 metres between adults, where practicable;
- All adults on site to wear a face mask;
- Staff are not required to wear face masks while teaching or caring for children but can if they wish to do so
School is open from 8:15am to 3:15pm only.
The cleaning regime at school includes daily cleaning of classrooms, toilets and playgrounds.
More information will be shared as it becomes available.
Any questions please get in touch.
Thank you very much for adhering to the social distancing guidelines as follows for the start of each day:
Our calendar continues as we have planned it. We just have to proceed in good faith!
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
This is on Tuesday February 9th, 6-6.30, repeated 6.30-7.00pm - with the exception of Year 6 which goes from 6-7 and includes information about camp.
Children don’t accompany parents. Please note that due to social distancing requirements we ask that only one parent attends each session. Likewise in Kindy to Year Three classes teachers will run their own sessions in their own classrooms.
Your Feedback about these meetings has been great - strongly in support of this opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn about what life is like in that class. Please get there if you can.
Kindy - Classroom - 6-6:30pm, 6:30 - 7pm
Pre-Primary - Classroom - 6-6:30pm, 6:30 - 7pm
Year One - Classroom - 6-6:30pm, 6:30 - 7pm
Year Two - Classroom - 6-6:30pm, 6:30 - 7pm
Year Three - Classroom - 6-6:30pm, 6:30 - 7pm
Year Four - Staffroom - 6-6:30pm, 6:30 - 7pm
Year Five - Library - 6-6:30, 6:30- 7pm
Year Six - Gym - 6-7pm
BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday 8 February 2021
- Term 1 Begins
Wednesday 31 March
- Term 1 Concludes
Tuesday 20 April
- Term 2 Begins
Friday 2 July
- Term 2 Concludes
Monday 19 July
- Term 3 Begins
Friday 24 September
- Term 3 Concludes
Tuesday 12 October
- Term 4 Begins
Friday 10 December
- Term 4 Concludes
Pupil Free Days 2021
- Thursday 1 April
- Monday 19 April
- Friday 13 August
- Monday 16 August
- Monday 11 October
P & F DATES 2021
P & F NEWS
CLASS REPS NEEDED
** Please volunteer **
Class Reps play a vital role in our school community - supporting the teachers and bringing people together.
Please consider volunteering for this important role and speak with your child’s teacher if you are interested.
* Support the class teacher.
* Help new families to feel welcome.
* Arrange a year group social get-together.
* Co-ordinate your year groups’ P&F event or activity.
* Offer pastoral care to any family in need, either through the parent network or by informing the school.
* Maintain a class contact list
* Manage class Facebook (if your year group has one).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm
Keyed Up Music Lessons
Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar group lessons next year after school. Lessons start from $18.65 for a group of 4. If you are interested in your child learning an instrument, ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form