HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 8 - 29 March 2019
Rohr writes that the path to unity can be a challenging one. Quite the message!
Thanks to Holly Butson, our Library Officer and Pastoral Worker – Student well-being who, with her library monitors ran the remarkable second hand book sale to raise funds for Project Compassion. It was fantastic to witness the degree to which our children embrace this opportunity to buy books for a good cause – winners all round, really!
Speaking of fundraising, the Siena Car Wash is not to be missed! It is on next week Saturday April 6. Again, this is for a cause very close to our hearts!
Year Two Catherine are on deck next Friday. Come along and enjoy their assembly item!
Have a great weekend
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday 1 April
Tuesday 2 April
- 6C Class Mass - 9am
Friday 5 April
- 2C Class Assembly & Awards
Saturday 6 April
- Siena Car Wash 10am - 2pm
Monday 8 April
- Edudance Concert D Classes - 2:15pm Gym
Tuesday 9 April
- Early Close 12pm** (Discovery Kids will be opening early for bookings)
- 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
PAYMENT PLAN OPTION FORMS - OVERDUE
Please endeavour to return the form as soon as possible. The Office will then be contacting those families who have not yet returned their form by the end of term.
Please download and complete the form below and return to the Office.
PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS - TUESDAY 9 APRIL
The Holy Rosary Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday the 9th of April. Our Specialist Teachers are also available for interviews. School will close at 12pm and children will need to be collected at this time so that teachers can have a short lunch break. Interviews will begin at 12.30pm.
Please click the link below to book your appointments.
Taking place in Week 1 – Wednesday 1 May, Thursday 2 May (First week back). Family Photos will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 8.00am. Forms should now be available in the Office for Family Photos.
Please click below for School Photo Timetable. Please note these times are only a guideline and may change.
Merit Award Recipients - Assembly Friday 5 April
PPD - Alexis Armour, Matthew Hua
1C - Amelia Zuvela, Luka Pullins, Violet Unwin
1D - Aiden Gianatti, Olivia Mak
2C - Tahlia Madaschi, Jonah Beale, Jared Nankivell
2D - James Fethers, Oliver Fethers
3C - Sebastian Manchego, Halle Foster, Isla Robotham, Noah Woolfrey
3D - James Noblett, Veronica Sanchez, Roseleah Catina
4C - Logan Wilkie, Edward McLean, Madeleine Thomas, Luciana Daza Fritz
4D - Tobias Zeid, Manuela Fanto, Leo Cestrilli, Campbell Brown
5C - Willa Chapman, Oliver Dimattina, Emma Lindsay
5D - Stephanie Riekie, Harry Miocevich
6C - Lily Bates, Alicia Bruce, Matthew Gardner
6D - Laura Nolan, Madeleine Nankivell, Ryan Warner
NEW REGULATIONS - Immunisation History Statement
Due to new regulations under the Public Health Act 2016 (WA), parents/guardians of a child are now required to give the immunisation status of the child as recorded on the child’s current immunisation certificate to the school. The only acceptable documentation for this purpose is the child’s Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
Please see below how to access an AIR Immunisation History Statement :
A child’s current AIR Immunisation History Statement can be accessed at any time by the parent/guardian through:
* MyGov, by logging in to their Medicare online account
* Medicare Express Plus App, by logging in to the Medicare account
* Visiting a Medicare or Centrelink office, or
* Calling the AIR General Enquiries Line on 1800 653 809 for the Statement to be posted
Families who do not hold a Medicare card are advised to call the AIR on 1800 653 809 to request an Immunisation History Statement. Parents are automatically sent an AIR Immunisation History Statement when their child turns 18 months of age and again at five years of age or after their child has completed the four year old vaccination schedule, whichever comes first.
When your child completes their 4 year old vaccination, it is a requirement that you provide the School Office with an updated AIR Statement.
3 Year Old and 4 Year Old Kindergarten Enrolments 2020
We are currently accepting Kindergarten enrolments for 2020. Please contact Laurie Evans, email@example.com if you have not enrolled your child or if you are unsure. Enrolment at 3 Year Old Kindergarten does not guarantee enrolment in the 4 Year Old programme. Let others know if they are interested!
4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS 2021
We will be interviewing new families to the school in Term 2, 2019. For families already within the school with older children from 4 Year Old Kindergarten to Year 6, no interview will be required. 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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
RAISING YOUR CHILD IN A DIGITAL WORLD - A TALK PRESENTED BY DR KRISTY GOODWIN
Brought to you by Holy Rosary Primary School
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
THURSDAY 2 MAY 2019; 7PM
Location: Holy Rosary School Gym,
35 Williamstown Road, Doubleview 6019
The Holy Rosary Primary School Community have invited Dr Kristy Goodwin to come and speak to the parents of Holy Rosary and our surrounding community, friends and family on an issue facing most families today - Raising your Child in a Digitial World.
Dr Kristy will share her simple formula to calculate healthy screen-time limits and will arm parents with a host of strategies and ideas to prevent techno-tantrums and to help kids develop healthy technology habits. Dr Kristy will explain how technology is impacting kids’ learning, sleep, social, language, play, physical skills and their vision, hearing and posture and will arm parents with practical strategies about how to best raise kids in a digital world. Parents will learn how to get the most out of their child’s screen-time so they can finally ditch the guilt and guesswork. Kristy also covers cyber safety and helping kids navigate social media platforms and offering strategies for parents to lend a helping hand.
**EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICE $25 Until FRI 5th April 2019**
Tickets are $30 and available via Eventbrite:
Holy Rosary Families have the ability to purchase tickets now, but do not delay as this event will also be advertised to the broader community and our neighbouring schools next week, along with Dr Kristy’s Facebook page. Her talks are very popular.
Further information on Dr Kristy can be found at; https://drkristygoodwin.com/
The event is open to all parents in the community so please feel free to share with your friends. We look forward to seeing you there!
🎾🎾 GO TENNIS! 🎾🎾
Holy Rosary's Term 1 tennis lessons have been put to good use with Koby (Year 5) and Charlie (Year 6) helping guide Wembley Downs Tennis Club to a Junior Pennants Grand Final victory on Sunday!
Great work boys and don’t forget about Tennis next summer when you are considering sport options out in the community.
BAKERS DELIGHT WOODLANDS FUNDRAISER
ALMOST $1,000 EARNED LAST YEAR!
Bakers Delight Woodlands supports Holy Rosary with its annual Dough Raiser – they give back 10% of all our purchases for the year. All you have to do is say: “That’s for Holy Rosary”!
A big thank you to all our parents who said the magic words with each purchase last year - we have just received close to $1,000 for our school.
The fundraiser is still going so don’t forget to mention Holy Rosary when you visit Bakers Delight Woodlands again!
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE (OSHC) MEET THE TEAM!
Holy Rosary’s new provider of outside of school hours care, Discovery Kids, has begun very well and plenty of families are using this valuable onsite service.
Meet the team: owners JESSICA and JOSEPHINE (left and centre) and onsite coordinator ARIANA (right).
All are qualified educators and work closely with us to provide a seamless transition between school and Discovery Kids.
Discovery Kids is held in the hall - pop in to have a look around!
Bookings are made through Family Lounge (there is an easy app to download):
Before School Care: 7am - 9am
After School Care: Monday - Friday 2pm - 6pm
Vacation Care: 7am - 6pm on site
Seeking group of parents to arrange some fun!
Last year we had A LOT of fun at Musical Bingo. And the year before we had A LOT of fun at Bogan Bingo.
What should we do this year?
The last two events were a team effort – parents getting together and having fun planning the fun. Others quickly join in when things start to happen! Meetings on lounge carpets, in cafes, in the parking lot… you know how it is!
We’re thinking end of Term 2.
If you have a group of people willing to lead the charge, we know you won’t be short of helpers.
Let the office know and we’ll be in touch! Cheers, Mark Nolan
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK 2019/20 - PRE-ORDER NOW - $70
🥪🍅 CANTEEN HELPERS 🍅🥪
Call or text Leanna on 0414 953 958 or message us via Facebook if you are interested in helping.
Family Businesses of Holy Rosary
MEET OUR FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Felicity Kendall, mum of Chelsea in Year 2 and two older daughters at Newman, runs the adult’s 4R Fitness group at Holy Rosary.
FELICITY, WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
“I believe that age and size are no barrier to exercise. The fun environment at 4R Fitness is about making you feel great on the inside and out. Exercise is about goal setting, achievements, friendships, rewards, being motivated, supported and encouraged. My children are no longer my excuse for not doing exercise - they are my reason for it!”
Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and evenings, offering three different styles of workouts, cardio, weight circuits and boxing sessions.
Ring: 0400 420 228
Support the families of Holy Rosary by supporting their businesses:
HOLY ROSARY BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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 email@example.com
SIENA CAR WASH FUNDRAISER
Holy Rosary Swimming Trials 2019
Location: HBF Stadium
The Holy Rosary 2019 Swimming Trials will be held on Monday April 1st at HBF Stadium for students in Year 3 – 6. Students will travel to the venue in buses leaving school at 9 am therefore please make sure all children are in the classroom at 8:30am on Monday. The trials are due to start at 9:25am at the indoor pool.
On the day all students should arrive at school in their sports uniform, wearing their bathers underneath. Students are to have a towel, their lunch, drink and cap. They will not be permitted to purchase food at the venue.
Students will return to school by buses, Year 3 and Siena children will leave early at around 11:30am. The rest of the buses will depart HBF Stadium at 1:45pm unless otherwise organised with the school. They may change out of bathers once they return to school. The school day will finish at the normal time.
The 25m events will start from the shallow end of the pool and swim to the center of the pool to a noodle finish line. This means in the 25m events students may choose to dive off of the blocks if they are strong swimmers or they may dive off the edge of the pool in freestyle and breaststroke if they have less confidence. Backstroke events will be a traditional water start.
The purpose of the trials is to help place students in Year 3 -6 into divisions for the faction carnival in Term 4 and to help determine the Holy Rosary Interschool Swimming Squad for Years 4-6. Year 3 Students do not compete in the interschool competition.
Please see the outline of the day’s events below.
Rob Flexman - P.E Teacher
Mr Yabby Dabby Doo has shed the shell from his claws!!
We were very surprised to see his shell in the tank.
In the library this week, we have been learning about the challenges that children in other communities face daily. We are so grateful that we don’t have to walk to Jackadder Lake each morning for our water! Thank you everyone for your donations and support of our Second Hand Book Sale for Project Compassion. Huge thanks to our magnificent Library Monitors for everything they have done to make the sale a huge success. It was also the last week of Book Club for our fabulous year 5’s Willa, Sophie, Alyssa, Emma, Evie, Aston, Vincent, Levi and Oliver. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series and I am looking forward to our next group of Book Clubbers in term 2! Have a great weekend!
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
― Charles Dickens
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 1 April - Swimming Trials
Wednesday 3 April - C Pereira, A Alsworth
Friday 5 April - S Ford, N King, V Perryman
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Christine, Lisa and Nancy
THE 2019 ‘HBF RUN FOR A REASON’ - MAY 19
Why not make your reason the Saba Rose Button Foundation?
Why not ‘use your legs’ to raise awareness/funds for children that need assistance to do just that!!
The SRBF sponsors special needs children to access ‘cutting edge’ intensive therapy, equipment and respite/care.
Join TEAM SABA for the HBF walk/run/pram/wheelchair option & you will receive a TEAM SABA hat to wear proudly on the day.
REMEMBER .. ALL funds go to children with special needs. We are a local, not-for-profit charity - MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
Here is how you join TEAM SABA and please feel free to share this link:
Here is how you FUNDRAISE .. only if you want to, by sharing this link:
Thanks to those who are keen to support the SRBF ’TEAM SABA’ .. you’re the best!!
It’s a great event for the whole family, we will see you there.
What’s with the ipads?
You will have seen many examples already this year of the varied and interesting ways in which technology is used at Holy Rosary. Holy Rosary runs a 1-1 device programme for children in Years 1-6. At this time, for reasons of cost, performance and reliability, ipads are the device of choice. The school leases and manages all the devices and employs a teacher (Caroline Mullins) to manage the programme.
Children entering Year One receive a new ipad, and this is replaced with another new ipad at the beginning of Year Four. Our experience at Holy Rosary has been that there is a loss of performance if devices are kept for more than three years, so we replace them to ensure children have access to the latest, reliable, high performance device. The devices are able to run the latest software and apps, and battery charge is good enough to get through the day. The iPads are being managed by a new Mobile Device Management system called Zuludesk.
In the event that a device stops working, we have spare devices at school for the children to use so that there is no ‘down time.’
The judicious use of technology is an important consideration at school, and as such the devices are used to aid in the achievement of learning outcomes.
Everybody knows that technology changes at a rapid rate, and it is frustrating when devices don’t work. Centralising the leasing and management of devices, and renewing them regularly means our children have a good experience with technology.
The IT levy covers the cost of the iPad, insurance, apps, and management. A significant portion of the levy also contributes to the infrastructure (wireless switches, servers display screens to name a few), SEQTA engage, Microsoft licensing and Leading Lights costs (which includes internet access and filtering).
At the end of the contract the iPads are either returned to the supplier\leasing company or they are purchased by the school for use by the PP, Kindy and Staff. When these iPads are 4 years old they are sold to AppleBuyBack. These funds are used to underwrite the technology used in Kindy and PrePrimary.
MASS TIMES - 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
Lenten Healing Mass Thursday 4th April 10.00am.
Come and prepare for Easter at the Healing Mass.
Bring your elderly and frail relations or friends for Anointing of the Sick.
Agape Prayer Group will lead us in song and Rosary Care will provide morning tea.
For transport contact Christine 9244 3288 or Dorothy 0478 397 934
Sacramental Programme 2019
Parent talk (Fr Greg Donovan) - Wednesday 15 May - 7pm
Commitment Masses - Saturday 18 May - 6pm or Sunday 19 May 10am
Parent/Student Workshop - Tuesday 21 May - 5pm or 6.30pm
Confirmation Day - Saturday 8 June - 6pm
Seeking Aspiring Basketball Superstars
Year 1 competition held on Wednesday afternoons between 4-5 and 5-6 starting on the 1st May held at Newman Lavalla Sports Hall
Year 2 competition held on Tuesday afternoons between 4-5 and 5-6 starting on the 30th April held at Bendat Basketball Centre
Register as an individual or a team
123 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course
Held over 3 evening of Mon 1st, Thurs 4th & Mon 8th April. 7-9pm.
352D Cambridge St, Wembley 6014