Term 4 Week 1 - 16 October 2020

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Afternoon everyone and welcome back to Term 4,

It has been a fantastic start to the term with the weather turning it on and lots of fun and learning in our classrooms. I would like to thank all the parents and staff here at HR for their organised start to the term. Our students have come in energised, excited and ready to go, parents have been all across the photos and Summer school uniform and the teaching and learning has been engaging from Day 1!

Congratulations to all the students who are making their First Holy Communion this weekend, to the teachers who have supported them in their learning and to Father Peter, Aleana Brennan and Kaye Shervington for their work in organising the Sacrament during such a difficult time. A big effort by everyone. Congrats Year 4!

I am looking forward to getting up to the gym next Monday and Tuesday night for the Year 5 Night of the Notables evenings. I know that all the students have been working really hard on their displays and presentations and I am sure it will be a thoroughly entertaining experience for the students and their families. Good luck Year 5!

Tuesday Night is also our first P&F meeting for the term and I welcome anyone who is interested to come along to join Anita and the rest of the ladies. Look out in the newsletter soon as the P&F are looking for committee members, parent reps and more casual volunteers for 2021.

Finally, just to keep you updated on the build. As frustrating as it is that we still do not have action on the site, I would like to assure everyone that we are making progress in the background. The building approval is currently with the City of Stirling and we are working hard to have our builders on site soon. While I may have a few extra grey hairs, I know that the end result is going to be an amazing addition to our school and well worth the wait.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and is ready to go on Monday!

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 '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 17 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 6pm

Sunday 18 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 10am

Monday 19 October

  • Year 1 Excursion - Constable Care

Thursday 22 October

  • Book Week Parade

Saturday 24 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 6pm

Sunday 25 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 10am

Monday 26 October

  • Kindy 2021 Get to Know you Day



“The Director General of the Department of Education is responsible for ensuring that the school observes the registration standards, including the standard about its complaints handling system. Any student, parent or community member is entitled to contact the Director General with concerns about how the school has dealt with a complaint. Information is available on the Department of Education website16. While the Director General may consider whether the school has breached the registration standards, she does not have power to intervene in a complaint or override the school’s decision.”

Student Code of Conduct

We are currently working with all students from Pre Primary – Year Six in developing a Student Code of Conduct. By involving students in the development of their Code of Conduct, we hope to enhance their engagement in learning and their sense of pride in Holy Rosary. We hope to develop a sense of belonging, enhancing the feeling that they have been listened to and most importantly heard.

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Environmental News

There is a lot going on at Holy Rosary in the environmental space! You may have noticed recently that there are large recycle bins around our school to collect and recycle paper from our rooms. As of this week, we have arranged for a new bin to collect bottles and cans for recycling! This is part of the ‘Containers for Change’ initiative and the best part is we get 10c for every container we collect. Our big bin is located in the bottom car park and we welcome parents to collect containers to be recycled. A list of the accepted containers is below.

Some of our dedicated upper primary students have led this new project and they are planning some fun ways to get everyone involved so look out for them in the coming weeks!

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Our Year 6 leaders also got out into the gardens and got their hands dirty today during their Council Group Time. Students started to weed garden beds, improve the soil and plant some new herbs to be used by our Canteen. Great job Year 6 and Mrs Butson!
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Please note the website maybe unavailable for a short period over the weekend.
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Holy Rosary Playgroup starts again this Monday, 19 October. We look forward to seeing you! From 9.15 am to 11 am in the hall. Bring a friend - all welcome!


Nominations to join the P&F are open!

We are always looking for more people to join our P&F team. It’s a great way to learn more about the school, meet other parents, have some fun and give back to our community.

We are looking for a Treasurer, Secretary and general members to come on board.

If you have any questions about what joining the P&F involves or just want to have a chat email our P&F President, Anita Carr at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com or ask Michele in the office for a nomination form.

Business Directory

The Business Directory is being revamped in 2021. We love supporting our local business community and want to continue to bring you opportunities to do so.

We won’t be taking any new businesses into the directory at this time but if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email us at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


Book week is finally here!! Next Thursday morning, 22nd October, will be our famous Book Week Parade. We have been speaking about this in our library sessions and the students have some great ideas of how dress as their favourite book character using items that they already have at home. If they have a bulky costume, they are encouraged to wear casual clothes underneath so they can still go about their school day afterwards.

Weather permitting, the Parade will be held on the Courts. In the event of bad weather, the Parade will be held in the gym which sadly means only the student body can attend.

Thanks for your support of this super fun event!

Mrs Butson

“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”
― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

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

Monday 19 October: J Catina, C Byrne

Wednesday 21 October: A Alsworth, L Schwetfeger

Friday 23 October: T Zeid, B Madaschi

Leanna 0414 953 958




BLACK TIGHTS - SIZES 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 - $5.00

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 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


Saturday: 6:00pm

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



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Keyed Up Music is running Keyboard and Guitar lessons at Holy Rosary Primary School after school.

Prices start at $18.65 for a Keyboard group lesson and $19.20 for a Guitar group lesson

To enrol go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form or for more information please contact Therese 1300 366 243