HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 9 - 31March 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for signing up for the interviews on Tuesday afternoon, commencing after lunch. This is an important day in our term. We welcome your presence and thank you for your time.
Tuesday night’s P&F meeting was well attended. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. Our new secretary Al King does a great job of the minutes, which can be found HERE.
And, finally, thank you for your kindness to and support of our teacher Trish Norman on the loss of her daughter Bek this week. Bek's farewell will be on Monday. Bek worked in our office, and before that as an assistant in the junior primary. She was a lovely girl, and we will always keep very happy memories of her. May she rest in peace.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday 3 April
Uniform Shop Open 8:30am - 9:15am
Edudance Concert - C Classes - 2:30pm - 3:15pm in the gym
Tuesday 4 April
Uniform Shop Open 8:30am - 9:15am
Parent/Teacher Interviews early close 12:30pm
Wednesday 5 April
Uniform Shop Open 8:30am - 9:15am
Edudance Concert D Classes - 2:30pm - 3:15pm in the gym
Friday 7 April
Uniform Shop Open 8:30am - 9:15am
End of Term Mass - 9am
Term 1 concludes
Wednesday 26 April
Term 2 commences
Winter Uniform to be worn
Thursday 27 April
Friday 28 April
ANZAC Day Ceremony - 8:55am Veritas Garden
Semester 1 Student Free Days:
Monday 24 April Staff PD
Tuesday 25 April ANZAC Day
Friday 19 May Staff PD
Monday 5 June WA Day Holiday
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Our class Stations of the Cross are set up around the school. Please take the opportunity to ‘Walk the Stations’ view, read, pray and reflect at each Station. They begin outside 5D and 5C in the upper block then across to the library, down to 2D, 1D, 2C, 3D, 1D, 3C then down to Siena, PPD and PPC.
Holy Week and Easter fall in the school holidays this year but as a reminder, along with our Stations of the Cross, in the last week of term, our Lenten focus and symbols, will be displayed in the covered area please TAKE THE TIME TO PAUSE AND REFLECT.
Comes to an end shortly. Please deliver your Project Compassion boxes to the school office during the last week of school or first week of term 2.
CODE OF CONDUCT - 2017
Catholic Education WA (CEWA) has developed a 'Code of Conduct' which was implemented in all Catholic schools from the 1st January, 2017. The 'Code of Conduct' will now formulate staff employment and professional conditions as well as the enrolment policy of families new to the school. The 'Code of Conduct' will also apply to all existing families, staff, volunteers and visitors.
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to describe minimum standards of conduct in all behaviour and decision making to ensure the safety and well-being of students.
Please click the links below:
4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS 2019
We will be interviewing new families to the school in Term 2, 2017. If you have not enrolled your child or are unsure whether you have completed an application, please contact Laurie Evans, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday on 9203 4500.
As we approach the end of Term, please make every effort to pay School Fees as soon as possible. If you are experiencing difficulty with the payment of fees please contact Laurie Evans, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday on 9203 4500.
Will take place in Week 1 of Term 2 – Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 & Friday 28 April. (These are the first 3 days back)
Family photos will take place one hour before school on photo days. These photos are ordered separately (not online) and order forms can be collected from the School Office. These forms must be handed to the School Photographer in order to have your Family Photo taken.
Please click here for School Photo Timetable. Please note these times are only a guideline and may change.
Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to assist in preparing the students for their photos on the day. We could do with a bit more help. If you can be involved let the Office know.
DOMINICAN PLAYGROUND AFTER SCHOOL
This playground is licenced to Holy Rosary Outside of Hours Care (hroshc), meaning that they have use of the area before and after school. Before school is not an issue, for children not in hroshc are not permitted on any play areas as they are all to be in the undercover area from when supervision commences at 8.15am.
To date, in the afternoons after school, the hroshc team is happy to share the use of the Dominican playground with children of parents who choose to stay and chat while their children have some playtime out there.
However, hroshc is becoming increasingly concerned at what appears to be a lack of supervision by some parents. This causes tension between hroshc children whose behavior is managed, and children not in hroshc whose behavior is not managed.
We can’t run the playground with two standards. Accordingly I ask that in order for the shared use of the space to continue, the behavior of children not in hroshc is managed appropriately. It would be a sad day if the Dominican playground had to be declared off limits to children not in hroshc because of a lack of supervision.
Classes have been reading “I’m Australian Too” by Mem Fox this week. It reminds us of our multicultural heritage and of our good fortune to be living in a country such as Australia. With the lead up to Easter, the Library Monitors are helping to fill our Project Compassion box to help people in other countries who are not so lucky. Next Thursday 6th April, there will be a 2nd Hand Book Sale at lunchtime in front of the library. We are selling some great old treasures (books slightly damaged, old, duplicated or donated) for 20c or $1. If anyone has some much loved or no longer wanted books at home, donations are most welcome and deliveries will be accepted at the library next Tuesday and Wednesday, our last week of school. Thank you to the fabulous Monitors and our school community for your support.
“What journeys we have travelled, from countries near and far!
Together now, we live in peace, beneath the Southern Star.” Mem Fox, ‘I’m Australian Too.’
One more week of School Banking this term and then it will resume in Term Two on Tuesday 2 May. This will also be the next redemption date. New rewards for Term 2 are the 3D Chalk Set and Tablet Case.
How to Get Started with School Banking
Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide ID 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, (or you can google “School Banking” and enter the 1st or 2nd website on the page).
Major Competition Reminder
This year, School Banking is running a Future Savers Grand Prize competition that will take one lucky School Banker all the way to Tokyo, Japan. The winner gets an unforgettable family trip, for up to two adults and three children, where they'll explore Tokyo Disneyland with its amazing attractions, including the futuristic Tomorrowland, plus enjoy the fun rides at Tokyo DisneySea.
This prize includes:
· Five nights' accommodation at the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
· Return economy airfares from the winner's nearest capital city to Tokyo, Japan
· Three-day Magic Pass to Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea
· AU$1,000 spending money.
To enter, students have to make 15 or more School Banking deposits before the end of Term 3, 2017. This will automatically enter them into the competition for a chance to win.
School Banking is every Tuesday 8:15am - 8:45am at the Canteen.
See you next week.
Sonja, Christine and Natalie
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
School Photos - are on Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 April. Children will need to be wearing full winter uniform on those days.
Extended Opening Hours - Next term is Winter uniform, so the Uniform Shop will be open some extra days, from 8:30am-9:15am.
· Every day in the last week of Term 1
· Every day in the first week of Term 2 (except Monday and Tuesday, which are student free days
Winter Uniform - Girls' Blouses - All of our winter stock has now arrived, except for the girls’ white blouses (due to arrive last week of Term 1). We currently have no stock of size 8 or size 10 until our order has been delivered.
Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator
2017 Sacramental Program
This Parish family based program covers the sacraments of Confirmation, First Eucharist and Reconciliation.
The dates are:
Confirmation: 10 June 6 pm Mass or 11 June 10 am Mass
First Eucharist: 9 Sept 6 pm Mass or 10 Sept 10 am Mass
Reconciliation: 21st Oct 5 pm or 28th Oct 5 pm
For further information contact Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 441
Stations of the Cross - Will be in the Church every Friday evening at 7.00pm during Lent commencing on Friday 3rd March
With our new newsletter we have taken the opportunity to answer some of the questions we get in an open forum and we will add to that as queries come in.
Do we do swimming lessons? No we don’t do lessons through school, but we advertise all Vacswim opportunities as we are informed of them. Many children are also involved in Surf Life Saving (Nippers), and again, as information comes to hand we are happy to publicise it.
Why do we hear only of some sports outside school (e.g. T-Ball) and not others. The same goes for news of students experiencing success in high school - why do we hear about some schools and not others?
We don’t actually classify this kind of information. We publish this type of news, when parents or guardians let us know via email or other messages. We gladly celebrate the news, but we need to receive it to do so!
What is the rationale for having the swimming carnival in November, rather than just after the trials?
We used to hold the carnival at Newman College. There were issues with the sun exposure, students wearing rashies as some parents wanted students to wear them, then take them off for a race and put them on at the other end. There were also issues with manual timing and judging. So we made the move to HBF stadium because it is indoors, has no sun issues and also has timing facilities which ensure results are as accurate as possible.
HBF stadium contacted us a few years ago and told us that we would no longer be able to have two bookings in Term 1 due to a large volume of high school and primary schools in Term 1 wanting the venue.
As a result , the carnival was moved to Term 4 to allow a swimming focus at different parts of the year. Although there is a gap, it allows the students that love to swim a chance to swim at trials in Term 1 the CPSSA Interschool Carnival in Term 2 and the Holy Rosary Carnival in Term 4. We appreciate that the trials and the Carnival in Term 1 is the ideal and we are in touch annually with HBF stadium to enquire as to whether there was a change of heart.
What is the detail behind the increase to school fees this year?
The general answer to this can be found in the 2017 AGM Report of the Board Chairperson Jonathon Woolfrey, which is HERE. The detailed answer can be found in the report of the Board Treasurer, Ross Tolley, which can be found HERE. Both reports make for excellent reading.
Can girls wear shorts?
Girl's sports uniform includes shorts, but if there is an appetite to wear the other summer uniform which includes grey shorts that is OK. Susanne, our Uniform Shop Co-ordinator has stock available.
Newman Sports Association Fourth Charity Lunch
Our Newman Sports Association community needs to help 2 very special families that could really do with a hand! Come and help us help them (and enjoy some great fun & fellowship).
The Collins family who are seeking help to raise funds for a wheelchair vehicle for their son Marc, who has Lissencephaly.
Help Brooke and her parents Jo and Shannon to pay for a gravity chair which enables Brooke to sit independently.
Rett Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. In children with Rett Syndrome we see a normal early growth and development followed by a slowing of that development, loss of purposeful use of hands, gradually losing the ability to speak and in many cases to walk.
Where: NSA Centre (Newman College)
When: Sunday 23rd April 2017
Time: 12:00 noon
Cost: $70 (includes 3 course meal and entertainment)
Our very own Craig Nitschke (sports editor of the West) will be talking with some well-known special sports star guests.
Auctions, silent auctions, raffles & door prizes.
Both are very worthy of our help and part of the NSA greater family!!
Please save the date! We need tables of 8.
Contract John Goldie: email@example.com or 0417 989184 for bookings or donations. Or
Nicole Milne: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0411 861528 for bookings or donations.
HBF Run for a Reason.
A wonderful video has been produced featuring Marlee Watson in Year 1D and you can see it HERE.
If you are interested in getting Confirmation stoles embroidered, please get in touch with Lydia Della Santa - Phone: 0407 427 674 or email: email@example.com
Junior and Youth Girls Footy: Registrations are Open
The Marist Junior Football Club is currently taking registrations for the Junior (school years 4 – 6) and Youth (school years 7 – 9) Girls Footy teams.
If you are interested in getting a kick and having some fun, or if you would like to become a future Women’s AFL star please contact Dale from Marist on the details below.
Dale Scally, Marist Girls Teams coordinator: 0417 989 759 firstname.lastname@example.org
Perth Children’s Hospital Volunteers
Since 1929, the volunteer presence at Princess Margaret Hospital has been extremely important to the experience that our patients and families have during their time here. Their concern for people and their ability to create an atmosphere of friendliness and goodwill is invaluable. With the exciting move to the world class Perth Children’s Hospital we are expanding the volunteer team and we are recruiting now for a variety of roles. If you are aged 18+, and want to make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families who visit the hospital then we would like to hear from you. You can download an application form from our website:
Once an application has been received you will be asked for interview and if successful will commence induction and training. We are looking for people who can commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week (1 shift).
If you need further information contact Andy Wahid, Coordinator Volunteer Services 93408716 or email email@example.com
Hale Hockey Club – Minkey Program (ages 4 – 9)
The Hale Hockey Club Minkey Program is a recruitment program endorsed by Hockey Australia, which offers children a safe and fun introduction to the sport of hockey in a community environment. The program is aimed at all children, both boys and girls aged between 5 – 9 years of age, catering for all skill levels ranging from beginners right through to the experienced hockey player. The program will run on Friday afternoons from 4:15pm – 5:15pm, with 8 sessions in Term Two, and another optional 8 sessions in Term Three. All sessions are at the Hale Hockey Clubrooms in Doubleview. For further info please click on the link: https://halehockey.com.au/cms/minkey-2017-welcome/
Minkey Hockey: Newman Knights hockey club is organising Minkey training sessions for pre-primary to year 2 students starting from the beginning of Term 2. The sessions will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:30 on the oval at Holy Rosary School, Angelico Street, Doubleview. To register online go to www.newmanknights.com.au or contact Catherine Scott on 0415837122 with any questions.