Term 3 Week 8 - 11 September 2020


Good afternoon everyone, I hope your Friday is going well.

Today is a good day - the PP group performed their first assembly this morning to a rousing reception, we have a Numero Incursion taking place for our older students, our students are upbeat and enthusiastic to be here, the Eagles held on in a tight one last night and the weather for the next week is looking SENSATIONAL!

Our students have been busily preparing for our school Sports Carnival next Friday. A huge thanks to Rob for organising the event again! In terms of parents coming to watch, as the event will be outside on the oval we welcome all our parents to come and watch. All we ask is that everyone does their best to adhere to standard social distancing requirements and spread out along the banks to watch. I really look forward to seeing everyone there and getting around for a chat.

I would really like to thank everyone who took the time to provide us with feedback on the parent teacher interviews. There were some really reassuring comments and also some excellent constructive feedback for us to discuss as a staff.

As you can see from a few of our feedback graphs below, we continue to refine and improve the content provided to parents during our interviews and we definitely seem to be on the right track. I am particularly pleased to see that we are becoming more consistent in our approach between classes and year groups - this has been a focus of ours in recent years.

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ne of the biggest and most polarising pieces of feedback we receive is around the time allocated to the interviews. Some parents love the ‘get in and get out with what you need’ approach, while others feel rushed. This is something we have talked about a number of times and I think that my learning from this is that teachers should try to communicate prior to the meeting if they feel they need a longer time slot. This can then be organised for a different day and will have the added bonus of giving them a few breaks throughout the night. I know that I had often lost my voice after talking for 7 straight hours during interviews.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. The weather is turning it on so there will be plenty of opportunities to have some fun outdoors with the kids! I think Fred is eyeing off a trip to the beach on Sunday.

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.


Monday 14 September

  • Year 1 Excursion - Peninsular Farm
  • Year 5 Excursion - Fremantle

Tuesday 15 September

  • P & F Meeting 6-7pm
  • Board Meeting 7-8pm

Thursday 17 September

  • Year 2 Excursion to Perth City

Friday 18 September

  • Athletics Carnival

Friday 25 September

  • End of Term 3
  • Free Dress - Gold Coin Donation

Monday 12 October

  • PD Day - Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 13 October

  • Start of Term 4
  • Summer Uniform

Thursday 15 October

  • School Photos

Friday 16 October

  • School Photos
  • Reconciliation Retreat

Saturday 17 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 6pm

Sunday 18 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 10am

Saturday 24 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 6pm

Sunday 25 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 10am

Monday 26 October

  • Kindy 2021 Get to Know you Day


Students Not Returning in 2021

Please complete and return the form below if your child/children will NOT be returning to Holy Rosary next year, as a full terms notice is required. Please complete this form by Friday 25 September. You do not need to complete a form if your child is currently in Year Six.

A reminder it is a condition of enrolment that one full terms notice of withdrawal of a student is given in writing. In the event that such notice is not given, a full terms tuition fee may apply.


Our theme for next week’s Protective Behaviours lesson is Personal Space/ Safe and Unsafe


Children will be learning about the following:

Year K-PP

  • Introduce the concept of personal space
  • Introduce the concept of safe and unsafe touching
  • Students will develop an understanding of personal space

Year 1-3

  • Introduce the concept of personal space
  • Students will develop an understanding of personal space
  • Students will develop an understanding of social distance and different levels intimacy between different types of relationships
  • Students will develop an understanding that they are in charge of who they give physical affection to

Year 4-6

  • Introduce the concept of personal space
  • Introduce the concept of safe and unsafe touch
  • Students will demonstrate the concept of personal space and social distance
  • Students will understand that appropriateness of touch is dependant upon who is doing the touching and whether the student has a choice and control


We would like to inform you that there has been confirmed cases of chicken pox in the school; therefore we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the procedure for when to keep your child at home and when it is appropriate to send them back to school, should your child develop the symptoms of chicken pox.

Chicken pox is a mild and common childhood illness caused by a virus called varicella zoster. It is most common in children under the age of 10 and is contagious. The incubation period is approximately 21 days and the person is contagious from 1 to 2 days before the spots appear until the spots have crusted over (usually 5-6 days after the spots appear).

Groups of people that are most at risk of serious problems if they catch chicken pox are newborn babies, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system; therefore it is important, if your child has chicken pox, to keep them at home while they are contagious.

Our school policy states that if a child is suspected of having chicken pox, parents will be contacted immediately and asked to collect their child from school. All children should remain at home until all chicken pox spots have crusted over to avoid further spread of the illness.

Should any child return to school before this time, parents will be contacted and asked to collect them and take them back home.

We appreciate your understanding on this and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.



Thank you to all the Dads that came along to the Father’s Day Breakfast. That was the most Dads we’ve ever had attend! We think the outdoor venue was a nice change and would love to hear your thoughts in the feedback form below.

Sports Carnival

The Sports Carnival is next week and we’re encouraging parents to ‘show your colours’ and wear something to support your faction. It adds to the atmosphere and the kids love it!


We’re trying something new this year with our very own school cookbook. We’ve already had some great recipes come through and we can’t wait to see more!

We will be giving away a free cookbook to the 100th recipe submitted, so start compiling your recipe’s!

They can be as simple or fancy as you like. We just want to create a lovely memento of the year that was, which involved a lot of cooking and eating!

Looking forward to seeing a rainbow of colours next Friday!


P&F President


Holy Rosary Cookbook

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To add your recipe please click on the following link




If you have been meaning to try the new digital Entertainment Book Membership, now is the time!

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


We are getting closer to Book Week 2020 and the library is looking great as we decorate to the theme “Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.” Class book week art will be displayed in the library in week 2 with our famous parade being held on Thursday morning 22 October in the gym. Students are encouraged to dress as their favourite book character from items they have at home, and they can stay in costume or comfortable clothes afterwards. It’s a fun day and the Library Monitors and I can not wait to see everyone’s creativity!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Butson

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
J.M. Barrie

🍔🥪🥗 Athletics Carnival Lunches🍔🥪🥗

Hi everyone, well the big day is almost upon us again and its time to think of what to prepare for lunch!

I have decided to have a limited Special Events Menu on that day, and to help with catering I am asking for ALL orders to be in by THURSDAY 9am!


Spectators are, again, invited to forget about bringing lunch and let us do the work. For this to run smoothly, if using quickcliq – please use the Add Student function and for each spectator so as a label is produced for each lunch ordered, please put in the comment section if the order is for a spectator or a child as the orders will be placed in separate boxes.. don’t forget to put the faction on the order.

On the day, pre-ordered recess and lunches, if the faction is stated on order, will be delivered to the corresponding marquees.

Any questions, please call me on 0414 953 958. Hope everyone has a marvellous day!


P.S. if anyone has time to relieve any of my wonderful volunteers, feel free to pop in!


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

Monday 14 September: L Elliot, K Denham

Wednesday 16 September: T Owen, N Della Polina

Friday 18 September: C Miraudo, W Hawley, L Pyvis, R Ralph

Wednesday Soup of the Day: Italian Chickpea Soup

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 3 Winter Menu.




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

Morning Tea after 8am Mass Sunday 20 September

Morning Tea after 10am Mass Sunday 27 September


This year due to COVID-19, students will be making their First Reconciliation during school time across four mornings; Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th October 2020.

Students will attend the 9am parish mass and make their First Reconciliation at the conclusion of mass.

One parent or caregiver of each child is welcome to attend the 9am mass and First Reconciliation.


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