HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 5 - 2 March
Dear Parents and Guardians,
And so it is when, together, we Make Jesus Real in our hearts.
Next Friday is a big one! The Year Six students will be entertaining us at assembly at 8.55am, and the P&F Sundowner is on from 4.30 until 7. Details on Facebook and in this newsletter. Both events are important in the life of our school. See you there! Also, these events are followed by the opening of the new Parish Centre, after mass on Sunday at 11am. Again, please come along!
Best wishes for a fantastic Long Weekend.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday 6 March
- New Finishing Time - 3:05pm
Thursday 8 March
- 1C Class Mass
Friday 9 March
- Year 6 Assembly and Awards
- HR Community Sundowner 4:30 - 7pm - Dominican Playground
Sunday 11 March
- 11am Opening of the new Parish Centre
Saturday 17 March
- Dads and Kids Camp Out
- Sacramental Registration at Mass 6pm-7pm
Sunday 18 March
- Sacramental Registration at Mass 8am - 9am
- Sacramental Registration at Mass 10am - 11am
Monday March 26
- Holy Rosary Swimming Trials - HBF Stadium
Tuesday 10 April
- Early Closing 12 noon
- Parent/Teacher Interviews 12:30pm
Friday 13 April
- End of Term 1
Student Free Days for 2018
- Monday March 5 - Labour Day
- Friday March 30 - Good Friday
- Monday April 2 - Easter Monday
- Tuesday April 3 - Easter Tuesday
- Monday 30 April - Staff Day
- Monday June 4 - WA Day
- Monday July 16 - Staff Day
- Tuesday July 17 - Staff Day
- Friday 21 September - Staff Day
- Monday October 8 - Staff Day
OUR NEW WEBSITE IS LIVE!!
For several months now a great deal of work has been undertaken to create a new website www.hrs.wa.edu.au for our school which reflects the way in which people today search for and read information. The new product is beautifully constructed, and I hope that you will take a look, and refer people asking about our school to it to get a sense of our place. There is the option on the site to book a visit should they choose to do so, or, as always, they are welcome to just swing by.
Our thanks go to:
Sue Griffin – Factive PTY LTD (firstname.lastname@example.org for marketing websites with both style and substance)
David Broadway – David Broadway Photographer (email@example.com for terrific corporate photography)
Geordie Thuijs – Assistant Principal Holy Rosary
NEW SCHOOL FINISH TIME
SCHOOL UNIFORM – SPORTS SHOES
The uniform is being worn well. We had a couple of hiccups with changes to days on which to wear sports uniform, but that’s over!
The only lingering issue is that of sports shoes. Thank you to everyone who has abided by the Uniform Policy http://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/images/pdf/Uniform_policy2011.pdf
‘mainly white shoes’ rule. This is not a difficult one to abide by and the vast majority of student are wearing suitable shoes, which we appreciate. Particular brands are not mandated in order to ensure flexibility of purchase, but the expectation of mainly white shoes gives some ‘uniformity’. Accordingly we ask that children not wearing suitable sports shoes (i.e. shoes not mainly white), do so within the next two weeks. We could send an ‘Out of Uniform’ note home with the children, but we’d prefer to have the resolution done in this general way. Thank you for your understanding.
School Fee Accounts
Thank you for your patience. School Fees were emailed yesterday. Please let the Office know if you have not received your school fee account as in some instances the account might appear in your junk folder. If any families have made a payment after 31st January, it will not appear on your statement.
The school has been allocated a new BPAY Biller Code which is 279596. This new BPAY Biller Code must be used for all school fee payments made from 1 January 2018. This new BPAY Biller Code will appear on all future Fee Statements.
IF YOU HAVE THE OLD BPAY BILLER CODE SAVED IN YOUR INTERNET BANKING PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHANGE IT TO THE NEW CODE.
School Information Forms/Permission for Student Images/Code of Conduct
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS - FRIDAY 9 MARCH
PPD - Matilda Kuenen, Aiden Gianatti, Martin Rivera Diaz, Estella Von Bergheim
1C - Lily Lynch, Jonah Beale, Tate Nicolo
ID - Harry Starcevich, Irini Agapitos, Arlia Della Franca
2C - Imogen Morris, Charlie Richardson, Noah Woolfrey
2D - Noah Colliton, Roseleah Catina, Iseult Campbell
3C - Lucas Bogos, Gabriella Casagrande Goodridge, Hudson Goodwin, Eva Spaseski
3D - Luciana Daza Fritz, Aiden Grant, Lily Harnwell, Logan Wilkie
4C - Callum Rattray, Harry Miocevich
4D - Luke Wandel, Emma Garner and Henry Schwertfeger
5C - Lily Bates, Charlie Maisey, Ariana Mecham, Lulu DiFrancesco
5D - James Tolley, David Gardner, Remi Distante, Thomas Roshin
6C - Mathew Corradetti, Lucca Della Franca, Joseph Dimattina
6D - Lawson Kinshela, Laura Dawson, Luke Mulligan
The Year 6 Environment Council Group are seeking free square pavers for a project they are planning. If you have any that are lying around and you would like to donate them we would be most grateful. Any colour or pattern will be acceptable and quantity can be from 1 to many. The size we are looking for are approximately 23cm square but a bit smaller or larger are fine too. Please contact the office if you have some to donate.
Bro Stephen Barker OSM
Assistant Principal/Pastoral Care
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
HOLY ROSARY SUNDOWNER
COLES SCHOOL FOR SPORTS
Thanks to everyone for collecting the Coles School for Sports Vouchers, and please keep collecting. The more we have, the more sports equipment we can get. The box has arrived and is located outside the front office at the school – so you can now bring in your tokens and place them in this box. Thanks!
CLASS REPS 2018 – WE NEED YOU
Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to be Class Reps for 2018. We really appreciate it.
We are still missing a number reps for the all the classes listed below. We would love these filled ASAP.
Should you have any questions about being a parent rep, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DADS AND KIDS CAMP OUT
Dads’ and Kids’ Camp Out: This year the event will be on Saturday 17 March on the school oval. Its a great opportunity for Dads to meet other Dads from the school and for the kids to have a great time (and give the Mums a well-earned rest). Dads are required to complete the Attendance Sheet and Code of Conduct and return to the school office with money by Tuesday 13 March. If there are any Dads wanting to lend a hand, get in touch with Nathan Byrne (email@example.com) to see what you can do.
What the Children are saying about Dads and Kids Camp Out!
The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary
The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who support our School Community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a sneak peak of some school family businesses featured in our Business Directory. Architecture is our theme this week! Fee free to look them up in our book as well as exploring what other Holy Rosary families do. We can build, recruit, feed, create - you name it we can do it!.
The first Year 5 Book Club is up and running with lots of lively discussion and enthusiasm! Book Club 2 will begin on the 28/3. The ‘Make Your Own Storybook” competition has opened and entry forms are available in the library or visit wa.cbca.org.au/wamyosb.htm before 8th June.
It would be great to see some of our clever writers become authors!
“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.” Beverly Cleary, children’s author and librarian
Click here for new summer menu
Mon 5 March - Labour Day
Wed 7 March - J West, G Natalia, D Taylor
Fri 9 March - C Byrne, M Della Franca, L Elliott
Looking for 1 or 2 wonderful dads to join Dean Keyte and I on 23 March for Dad's Day. I promise a fun day filled with Slushies!
Leanna 0414 953 958
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.
We hope to see you at School Banking.
Christine, Natalie and Lisa
Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am
The uniform shop is not open during the holidays or on PD days. Click here for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, or emailed to email@example.com. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday Evening - 6:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am
Parish Office 0411 123 441
After hours: 0412 445 199
Rosary Care School Coordinator: Lisa Vilé
For those of you that do not know me, I have been part of the Holy Rosary school community since 2008. I currently have two children at the school, Annaliese in Year 6 and Christian in Year 2. During this time I have become involved with Rosary Care, which is a parish-based, short term crisis, care and support group. Rosary Care is made up of volunteers who help out with providing meals, company, transport or home help for families or individuals who need a little extra support.
If you know of anyone who may need some extra support, or who may be interested in joining our volunteer group, please contact me on my mobile 0431955863. Otherwise, feel free to come and have a chat with me after school in the undercover area.
Thanks everyone! – Regards Lisa
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend – relationship enrichment for married couples - We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 6-8 April 2018 (Mandurah) or 27-29 July 2018, 12-14 October 2018..For information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au
FAQ is Back !
What’s with the ipads?
You will have seen many examples already this year of the varied and interesting ways in which technology is used at Holy Rosary. Holy Rosary runs a 1-1 device programme for children in Years 1-6. At this time, for reasons of cost, performance and reliability, ipads are the device of choice. The school leases and manages all the devices and employs a teacher (Caroline Mullins) to manage the programme.
Children entering Year One receive a new ipad, and this is replaced with another new ipad at the beginning of Year Four. Our experience at Holy Rosary has been that there is a loss of performance if devices are kept for more than three years, so we replace them to ensure children have access to the latest, reliable, high performance device. The devices are able to run the latest software and apps, and battery charge is good enough to get through the day. The iPads are being managed by a new Mobile Device Management system called Zuludesk which, from term two, will also make it easier for parents to place controls on their child’s device for use at home.
In the event that a device stops working, we have spare devices at school for the children to use so that there is no ‘down time.’
The judicious use of technology is an important consideration at school, and as such the devices are used to aid in the achievement of learning outcomes.
Everybody knows that technology changes at a rapid rate, and it is frustrating when devices don’t work. Centralising the leasing and management of devices, and renewing them regularly means our children have a good experience with technology.
The IT levy covers the cost of the iPad, insurance, apps, and management. A significant portion of the levy also contributes to the infrastructure (wireless switches, servers display screens to name a few), SEQTA engage, Microsoft licensing and Leading Lights costs (which includes internet access and filtering).