Term 1 Week 7 - 17 March 2017

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy St. Patrick's Day !

Here’s hoping that Lenten commitments are going well. In the primary school there is more of a focus on doing more rather than less, for example undertaking more responsibilities at home, or increasing that part of pocket money which goes to a worthy cause. In this way Lent for children is seen as a positive and growing experience, and they do their bit to Make Jesus Real.

Thank you so much for keeping the carpark clear on Thursday morning for the funeral of Deb Tanham's mother. It made a huge difference to those attending.

We look forward to seeing you at next week’s assembly when the Year 3 Catherine Gang strut their stuff! It should be a lot of fun.

FAQ page has begun. Check out the back of the newsletter!

Have a great weekend

Mark de Kluyver




Friday 17 March

Online booking opens for Parent/Teacher Interviews 12 noon

Saturday 18 March

Dads & Kids Camp Out

Tuesday 28 March

P & F Meeting - 7pm
Tuesday 4 April
Early close – 12:30pm
Parent/Teacher Interviews
Friday 7 April
Term 1 concludes
Wednesday 26 April
Term 2 commences

Winter Uniform to be worn

School Photos

Thursday 27 April

School Photos

Friday 28 April

School Photos

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


We will be interviewing new families to the school in Term 2, 2017. If you have not enrolled your child or are unsure whether an application has been completed, please contact Laurie Evans, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday on 9203 4500.


PPC: Cael McLure, Mitchell Hurt, Eve Quesnel, Elliott Norman

PPD: Arlia Della Franca, James Fethers, Jonah Beale, Loxley Wood

1C: Sam Gardner, Kathleen Hie, Hayley Fogliani

1D: Salome Rivera Diaz, Veronica Sanchez, Noah Woolfrey, Christian Vilé

2C: Sophia Campbell, Edward McLean, Chloe Swift, Cameron Fethers

2D: Lily Distante, Nicolas Rek, Madeleine Thomas, William Tolley

3C: Callum Rattray, Montgomery FitzGerald, Evie Brennan

3D: Eli Eaton, Levi Berry, Alyssa Petracca

4C: Matthew Wong, Lucinda Adkins, Laura Nolan, Chloe Byrne

4D: James Spriggins, Kira Burns, Gemma Paulet, Matthew Gardner

5C: Ashley Gardener, Scarlett Goodwin, Jonathan Hie, Sienna Penn

5D: Zara Taylor, Tatiana Terranova, Jasmine Yap

6C: Daniel Newling, Ola Mach, Owen Hayes, Hayden Oliver

6D: Aimee Byrne, Isaac Eaton, Cooper Stevens, Riley Wilson


Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday the 4th April from 1pm. Bookings are open from today and must be finalised before the 29th of March at 3pm, when bookings for this event will close. Please note that school finishes at 12.30pm on the interview day.

If parents do not have internet access they may phone the school on 9203 4500. Interviews are strictly 10 mins and spaces are limited. If you require more time, please contact your teacher directly to make alternative arrangements.

To make your booking click the link below:


You may change your bookings, any time prior to the closing date, by re-visiting the www.schoolinterviews.com.au website, and using the event code. Remember to use the same name and email address, you used when you made your original booking. Parents wishing to change their interview times after the closing date, should contact the school directly on: 9203 4500

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Will take place in Week 1 of Term 2 – Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 & Friday 28 April. (These are the first 3 days back)

This year we will be using MSP Photography for our School Photos and Parents will be able to order and pay online. Please make sure your child is wearing their full winter uniform on Photo Days. All winter uniform items are available at the Uniform Shop if you require them.

Every effort will be made to ensure class / individual photos will be taken on non-sports days, however if you are having a family photo taken you will need to pack your child’s sports clothes on that day. If any parents would like to help with the children’s grooming we would be happy to hear from you.

More info on the online ordering and timing of the photos will come out in the newsletter later in Term 1.


As we move into weeks 8-10 of our school term, let us remember and reflect on the meaning of the Lenten Season. With our families we take this time to think about how much the Gospel means to us and how well we are living up to the teachings of Jesus.

During Lent we try to become more prayerful, make our lives simpler and share what we have with those in need.

Lenten Activities

As a school community during weeks 8-10, to help us with our preparation for Easter, each class will display a Station of the Cross so that parents, the children as a class, in a group or individually can take the opportunity to walk and pray ‘The Stations of the Cross’.

Please continue to help those less fortunate through your Project Compassion donations.

Pat Winton


This Saturday, both the Year 6 Woodlands Boys AND the Girls teams are in the Grand Final at Teakwood Oval 9.30am. This monumental game will also signal the conclusion of their Teeball careers. It is wonderful to have so many Holy Rosary students doing so well in a district competition. It would be great to have some HR support at the event.

The Northerly All Stars (and Divisional Winners) include:

Cameron Ford

Ben Butson

James Lockyer

Cooper Stevens

Luke Meakins

Jayden Rippon

Isaac Mouchemore

Isaac Nolan

Luke Warner

A1 Conveyancing includes:

Tabitha Stevens

Ashlee Hale

Mackenzie Boekhoorn

Charlotte Devlin

Ella Hodgson

Ella Martino

Sofia McDonnell


The Holy Rosary OSHC April Vacation Care Program is out now. Take a look at the range of activities, incursions and excursions we have planned, and email your bookings and enquiries to Sally at hroshc@cathednet.wa.edu.au


Click here for summer menu

Mon 20 Mar - J Nolan, A Adkins

Wed 22 Mar - A Newling, A Chapman, C Byrne

Fri 24 Mar - T Zeid, L Maddford

Leanna 0414 953 958


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 uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

Faulty Boys Grey Socks - We have found that there is an issue with some of the boys grey socks. If you have recently purchased a pair of socks, which has frayed around the top of the sock, please bring them in & we will exchange them for a new pair. Alternatively, you may also fill in the form (available at front office) & leave the faulty socks at reception. We will deliver new socks to your child’s classroom (Mondays and Thursdays). The supplier is aware of the issue & is working with the manufacturer to resolve the problem.

Woollen Jumpers - Our winter stock has arrived, and we now have all sizes in stock.

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


The next P & F Meeting will take place on Tuesday 28 March at 7pm.

Simon Devlin, President, Holy Rosary P & F


Building Commencement to limit driveway access to church

The start of work on the new Parish Centre and adjoining Priory is imminent.

It will also come with disrupted access to the front and south side of the church.

The first two months of the year have been used to refine contractual, budgetary and cash flow arrangements for the project.

This week the formal contract with our builder, Badge, was signed and a building licence approved by the City of Stirling.

Work should get under way in the coming week. Until Holy Week, the driveway at the front of the church will be blocked off. Vehicles will need to be parked in the street.

During this period of about three weeks, a small cluster of replacement car bays will be constructed in the front of the church.

But with the building site fenced off, the southern driveway will be eliminated for the time being.

This means that when the front access resumes by Easter, only one entrance and exit will be available for walking and driving for the duration of the 30 week construction period.

Unfortunately, those who park in the front of the church will face some inconveniences as the turning radius will be tight for reversing.

A traffic management plan, being prepared for the safety of our parishioners, will be issued shortly. This will be updated regularly.

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

Lent Healing Mass - Jesus “went round Galilee.... curing all kinds of diseases and sickness among the people” - Matt 4:23

This Lent come to the parish Lenten Healing Mass on Thursday March 23rd at 10.00am followed by morning tea prepared by Rosary Care. If you need transport contact Stephanie on 0409 204 369.

Mass Times

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am

Parish Office 0411 123 441

Email: olrppa@westnet.com.au

After hours: 0422 836 900


Keyed Up Music will be running keyboard and guitar lessons this year after school at Holy Rosary. Guitar spots still available! We run group lessons starting from $15.95 plus GST per lesson. To enrol, go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form or ring Therese on 1300 366 243 with any questions.

Riding for the Disabled Association - Carine Group will be holding a fundraising Pony Ride day at 77 Monyash Road, Carine during the school holidays on Wednesday 12th April between 9.30am and 12.30pm. There will be a Sausage Sizzle, Pony Rides, Cake and Book Stalls. Call 9448 6376

Hale Hockey Club Minkey Program

For more information click here: https://halehockey.com.au/cms/minkey-2017-welcome/

Holy Rosary School

35 Williamstown Road


WA 6018

Tel: (08) 9203 4500

Fax: (08) 9244 1931

Email: admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

Website: www.hrs.wa.edu.au


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.

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.