Term 1 Week 3 - 22 February 2019

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Dear Parents/Guardians

To Fiona and her Year Four Catherine Gang, thank you for entertaining us at today’s assembly. What a lovely way to start the day! Congratulations to our Merit Award recipients. Congratulations also to all our Year Six leaders who were named today. Leadership opportunities are plentiful at Holy Rosary and it is so pleasing to celebrate that, and the enthusiasm with which the opportunities are embraced.

Final reminder about the HRC Sundowner today at 4.30! Whether your oldest child is in Three-Year Old Kindy or your youngest is in Year Six, the Holy Rosary Community welcomes you all!

Also, the 60th anniversary of our parish is celebrated this weekend, with Sunday mass at 10 followed by morning tea. You are very welcome to both of these really important events.

Next week Mr D’Aloia’s Year Three Catherine strut their stuff! We hope to see you at their assembly, 8:55am Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope to see you at the festivities! Best wishes to Mr T. and everyone else swimming to Rottnest tomorrow!

Mark de Kluyver


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Sunday 24 February

  • 60th Anniversary Parish Mass 10am followed by morning tea.

Tuesday 26 February

  • HRC Meeting - 7:00pm

Thursday 28 February

  • 1C Class Mass - 9am

Friday 1 March

  • 3C Class Assembly & Awards

Wednesday 6 March

  • Ash Wednesday Mass - 9am

Saturday 16 March

  • Sacramental Registration 6pm
  • Dads and Kids Campout

Sunday 17 March

  • Sacramental Registration 10am

Monday 1 April

  • SwimmingTrials

Monday 8 April

  • Edudance Concert D Classes - 2:15pm Gym

Tuesday 9 April

  • Early Close 12pm**
  • 12:30pm onwards Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday 11 April

  • Edudance Concert C Classes - 2:15pm Gym

Friday 12 April

  • End of Term 1 - Free Dress - gold coin donation to Project Compassion

Pupil Free Days 2019

  • Monday 29 April
  • Monday 22 July
  • Tuesday 23 July
  • Friday 16 August
  • Monday 19 August


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/


A meeting of all Catholic Principals in WA is taking place in the gym on Monday which means that parking will be at a premium. Using the drive through as far as possible if your children are in Years 1-6, will make a significant difference. Thanks for your patience!

Merit award recipients Assembly Friday 1st March

PPC - Alicia Woolfrey, Jack Davies

PPD - Billie Robotham, Cruz Di Pietro

1C - Harper Chatfield,Theodore Martin

1D - Estella von Bergheim, Noah Harnwell

2C - Edan Brown, Tom Brady, Amelia Azarian

2D - Holly Ralph, Brody Warner, Lucy Zaehner

3C -
Georgia Burt, Harry Cairnes, Christopher Hua, Audrey Mascarenhas

3D - Jade Ashford, Noah Colliton, Jemma Nolan

4C - Max Glew, Isla Maisey, Charlee Kuenen

4D - Hudson Goodwin, Eva Spaseski, Lachlan Stevens, Miley Trpchev, Lucas Bogos,

Tommy Barnard

5C - Vincent Della-Polina, Nikita Holmes

5D - Rachael Plint,Thomas Butson

6C - Alexandra Tassone, Sebastian Thomas, Ariana Mecham

6D - Aston Cowley, Olivia Gregory, Helena Burt


School fees have been delayed and will be emailed in the next week or two.


Please see links below for information from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Project Compassion

Project Compassion boxes will be sent home next week. Please support Caritas Australia this Lenten season themed “Give Lent 100%”.

As Pope Francis said, “The future does have a name… and its name is hope.”

Through your generosity during Project Compassion this year, you are empowering communities with hope and helping those in great need to shape a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.


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On Tuesday our staff enjoyed a morning tea with Rosemary Ledger, long time teacher and parent at Holy Rosary, who is retiring after nearly twenty-five years of service to our community. We thank Rosemary for all of her dedication, commitment to and love of our school.



A parent has offered to start a running club at Holy Rosary with the aim of engaging students in running to build their strength and fitness, in a relaxed setting on the school oval. This will complement other activities they undertake including the school cross country, athletics and swimming carnivals.

The Running Club can start on Tuesday 26 February if there is interest from students.

Details are as follows:

Tuesdays: Meet on the oval at 7.45 am for warmup/ stretches, running 7.50 am to 8.15 am, drink and cool down. Students can get changed if needed and move to class for 8.30am.

Fridays: Meet on the oval at 3.05 pm, (get changed first if needed), have a drink and a light snack.

Start at 3.15 pm - warmup/stretches, running time 3.20 pm to 3.45 pm, drink and cool down.

Who can attend: Boys and girls from years 3 to 6 of any fitness level are all welcome. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join in or help during sessions.

If younger children want to join, this could be considered if their parent can accompany them during the sessions.

The objective of the running club: To encourage students to participate and have fun - they do not have to start out as expert runners, beginners are welcome. If we can engage students and build fitness as we go, we are achieving our purpose!

Attendance: Students can attend one or both sessions - for continuity and to maintain fitness it would be ideal for them to attend both sessions each week, however we understand this may not always be possible.


On any given day you will find parents involved in our school.

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 social get-togethers.
Help to promote the community events and activities on offer.
If a family is in special need, offer pastoral care either through the parent network or by informing the school.
Maintain a class contact list
Manage class Facebook (if your year group has one)


Seeking a few more helpers on Fridays and Mondays.

Holy Rosary is so fortunate to have such a terrific canteen for the children – all made possible by the many parent volunteers. We are looking for a few extra helpers on Fridays and Mondays. It’s a great way to meet other parents! Call or text Leanna on 0414 953 958 or message us via Facebook if you are interested in helping.


Shake out the tents and air the sleeping bags - the Dads’ and kids’ campout is coming soon!

WHEN: Saturday 16 March
WHERE: Holy Rosary Oval

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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 Booklet - find all our businesses here

TFBHR Facebook page - see what we get up to

Science News

Our eagerly awaited new class member has arrived! This is our science room yabbi.

He likes to hide in the dinosaur skull cave he has. We will have to think of a cool name for him.

Come and have a look if you wish!

Tanya Skinner - Science Specialist

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This week year 6 investigated solar power. They want to find the best method of heating water. Next week we will make conclusions from our results.
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Library News

We’ve been learning Chess, ready for the Junior (years 1-3) Tournament next term. We love to practice at home with our family! Next Tuesday our year 5 Book Club starts with our first group coming at recess to start on their mystery book. It’s going to be great! Everyone is welcome in our library at lunchtimes. We have lots of spaces to sit and read, games to play, lego to build or just to relax. Have a terrific weekend!

Mrs Butson

“Everybody deserves to have something good in their life. At least once”
― Morris Gleitzman, Once


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

Monday 25 February - H Gregory, D Borgas

Wednesday 27 February - L Schwertfeger, A Alsworth

Friday 29 February - N Foster, N Ferguson

Wednesday 6 March is Ash Wednesday - Please be aware no meat products are available to order from the Canteen. Fish nuggets will be sold instead of goujons and fish burgers will replace hamburgers.

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 1 Summer Menu.


Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am

Click below for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, emailed to uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au or ordered through Quickcliq (the same as the online canteen ordering) https://quickcliq.com.au/ These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Meeting Room next to the Uniform Shop.

Students participating in School Banking will receive a silver Dollarmites token each time they make a School Banking deposit at school (maximum one per week). Once they’ve collected 10 tokens, they can redeem them for a Polar Savers reward.

Polar Savers Rewards:

Term 1: Scented Stackable Highlighter, Snowy Origami Set

Term 2: Yeti Fluffy Notebook, Icicle Slapband Ruler

Term 3: Arctic Owl Fluffy Keyring, Scratch Art Cards

Term 4: Water Skimming Bounce Ball, Polar Pencils & Pencil Toppers

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

Christine, Lisa and Nancy


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 - 0411 123 441

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au


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