Holy Rosary School Derby

NEWSLETTER / TERM 2/ WEEK 10/ 30th June 2023

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Message From Miss Melanie

The term has quickly come to an end and what a great finish we have had!!! We finished the term with our NAIDOC activities across week 10. Thank you to Miss Lesley and Miss Jocelyn, in particular, for their great organisation of the all of the events. Also a huge thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with activities and lastly a BIG thank you to all the families who attended. Our students had a fabulous week and enjoyed all of the experiences.

Our last assembly for the term was held on Friday 23rd June, with Yr3/4B presenting. They did a fabulous job and their rap song was very entertaining. Congratulations to all the merit certificate students along with all who got a certificate for attendance over 90%.

Thank you to all of our families for the fantastic support for the first half of the school year. Our attendance across the school is up and this is due to the support we get from you to get your child to school every day. We can't do our job without this support and children learn best when coming every day - hopefully they have all been sharing what they have been learning with you. We would love to see parent/grandparents/guardians coming into help with activities in classes. Please see your child's teacher if you would like to volunteer some of your time to help in class, it will also give you a chance to see what your child is learning in class too.

Lastly we wish you all a restful break and we look forward to seeing all of you when we return on Monday 17th July.

God Bless.

Miss Melanie

Class Merit Awards

Congratulations to the following students

PP - Zaniyah-Rose

Year 1/2 - Senanus

Year 3/4 Blue - Nezariah

Year 3/4 Yellow - Xavier

Year 5/6- Leshaune

NAIDOC DAY 2023- For Our Elders

The Holy Rosary School NAIDOC Committee would like to thank Ngunga Womens Corporation, Mowanjum Art Centre, Winun Ngari Corporation and the Derby Aboriginal Health Service we appreciate their participation and assistance in making the NAIDOC celebrations this year a truly memorable and cultural experience for the children. It is the passing down of knowledge and skills from our Elders and emerging Elders which will help form our next generation of leaders for the future.

This year the children experienced a variety of activities.

- A trip to visit the Mowanjum Art Centre

- Learning a song in Nyikina to sing during NAIDOC week

- Flag Raising ceremony/ singing in Nyikina

- A trip to the Boab Prison Tree for an on country walk

- Whole School activity day with face painting, jewellery making, weaving, rock painting, tasting of bush foods, fishing and net throwing and so much more.

Thank you to Ngunga Womens, DAHS, Miss Sherri and the Indigenous staff of the school for helping provide activities for the day.

Rejoicing Religion

On Sunday 25th June Jayde, Jerayah and Tannah celebrated the Sacrament of the Eucharist with the Parish and officiated by Monsignor Paul. After being presented with their certificates we shared morning tea with the Parish and families. Thank you to all who joined us for this very special event in their faith journey. Also a thank you to Miss Rebecca, Miss Kylie and Miss Jocelyn in preparing the students for this special event.

If you would like your child to be baptised and participate in the Sacramental program and you are not Catholic, please give your name to Miss Jenna.

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Sports Scoop

Derby Football Carnival

The Yr5/6 students with the support of some selected Yr 4 students participated in the Derby Football Carnival at the town oval on Thursday 22nd June. The students played hard and tried their best but unfortunately we were not strong enough to walk away with the big prize at the end. Thank you to mr Clinton and Miss Rebecca for supporting the students on the day.

Horizon Power Float Parade

This year HRS are entering a float "Kids of the King Sound" into the Horizon Power Float Parade. Thank you to Mel & Darren John, Phoebe Smith, Prue Plowright, Leah Weedon, Steve Hart, Daniel & Pete O'Connor and lastly John Kennedy for the use of his truck. A huge thank you also goes to the HRS students and staff that have help decorate the float and make costumes.

If your child wishes to join us this afternoon parents are to hand student over to a staff member between 3-3:30pm on Johnston St near the pool and pick them up on Nevill St at the end of the parade.


Term 3

Mon 17th July- First Day of Term 3

Thurs 27th July- Yr4s & 5s St Mary's Broome

Fri 4th Aug- Colour Run

Friday 11th Aug- Pupil Free Day

Fri 18th Aug- HRS Sports Carnival

Thurs 24th Aug- Book Fair Fancy Dress

Please note dates and events may change over the term

Calendar 2023

School Advisory Council

If you are interested in supporting the growth and direction of Holy Rosary School we would love to see you join our school Advisory Council. The Council meets once a term to discuss ways to support the school with programmes and future planning and works in partnership with the Principal and relevant members of Staff. If you are interested, please contact the school and we will provide you with further details on how to join.


2023/2024- 3 Yr Old Kindy-Year 6

We are now taking enrolments for 2023 and 2024.

Please use the link below to download an enrolment form or contact our friendly staff in admin.

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