Holy Rosary School Derby

NEWSLETTER / TERM 1 / WEEK 10 / 6th April 2023

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Message from Miss Melanie

Well we have completed Term 1 and the time has certainly flown. Congratulations to all of our students who have worked very hard in their classrooms and have tried their best in all that they do when at school.

I am so pleased with the attendance of our students and how much it has improved this term. Many students are making sure that they arrive at school on time and for those that arrive a little late we appreciate that you still make the effort to come to school each day. I would like to celebrate the attendance improvement from last year and congratulate everyone on our school attendance rate which is at 78% so far this year up from last year where we were at around 65%. Families we thank you for supporting this fantastic improvement as the more your child is at the school the more impact we have on their learning.

Lots of exciting things happening next term. We have the Cross-country, the Inter-school Cross-country, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the AFL and Netball competition and some other special attendance activities.

Have a safe and happy Easter. We wish for a restful holiday for our families and look forward to seeing you all next term. Don't forget that we start back on Wednesday 26th April.

God Bless.

Miss Melanie

Rejoicing Religion

Holy Week

Thank you to Miss Caroline for organising a respectful and peaceful Holy Week Liturgy. All classes joined together in the Kindy room, due to the weather, and each class participated in acting out a Holy Week event. Well done to all the classes.


Thank you to the Holy Rosary Community for their generous support towards CARITAS this year, we raised $290.40.

Easter Raffle

Congratulations to the following students

1st Prize- Eden Mozeris

2nd Prize - Shaniyah Garlett

Sacraments - for any families who have children who are baptised Catholic and would like to participate in the Sacramental programs, please can you contact the office and let Miss Jenna know. There will be a Commitment Mass for all Sacramental Candidates on Sunday 21st May (Term 2) so we encourage any families to let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to start organising these special events.

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 so that we can organise a time to meet with Monsignor Paul.

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Sports Scoop


Congratulations to Johns for winning the Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 5th April. Thank you to all of the students who participated on the day - we can't have a successful carnival without you. Also a big thank you to the Staff for supporting all the students on the day, to do their best and try their hardest.

I would like to thank those families that came to watch their children on the day and also to those families that helped run the carnival on the day. Without family support these events would not be able to happen. Finally a big thank you to Mel and Darren John, from Derby Fuels, who kindly donated the sausage sizzle for our lunch, everyone really enjoyed their lunch.

1st Place - Johns

2nd Place - Pallotti

3rd Place - La Salle

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School Access

Students and families are only to enter/leave the school grounds via the Boab gates located on Villiers, church gates and admin. Please DO NOT walk through the staff car park, this is for the safety of you and your child/ren.

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.


Term 1

Thursday 6th April - Last day of Term 1

Term 2

Monday 24th April - Pupil free Day Catholic School Day

Tuesday 25th April- Public Holiday ANZAC DAY

Wednesday 26th April - FIRST DAY TERM 2

Friday 2nd June - Crazy Hair Day

Monday 5th June- Public Holiday WA DAY

Wed 7th June- Early Close 12noon Parent/Teacher Meetings

Thursday 8th June- School Photos

Please note dates and events may change over the term

Calendar 2023

Happy Easter from everyone at HRS

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2023- 3 Yr Old Kindy-Year 6

We are now taking enrolments for 2023.

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

Enrolment Form

We are now taking kindy... - Holy Rosary School Derby | By Holy Rosary School Derby | We are now taking kindy enrolments for 2022, if your child turns 4 before July 2022 enrol now as places are limited.