HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 3 Week 6 August 30 2019
FROM YESTERDAY'S KINDY CONCERT.
Dear Parents and Guardians
We must congratulate Riana, Iveta and their Pre Primary gang on a fabulous assembly this morning – it was awesome! Thank you all so much!
To our Year Five parents and our HRC thank you for leading the charge on the fantastic Fathers’ Day Breakfast this morning! Huge numbers attended and were well fed and watered. This is a great tradition and we are so appreciative that you have run this for our community.
Next week - Disco Friday, Eucharist Commitment Masses Saturday/Sunday and Year 2 Dominic Assembly on Friday – it’s all happening!
By now you will have read the message from our School Board about our Capital Development Plan which has been approved by Catholic Education Western Australia. This is big news in the life of Holy Rosary. It has been a long road to get to this point, but has been worth every effort.
Have a great weekend.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday 6 September
- 2D Class Assembly & Awards
- Junior Disco (Yrs K - 3) 4 - 5:30pm - Gym
- Senior Disco (Yrs 4 - 6) 5:30 - 7pm - Gym
Saturday 7 September
- Eucharist Commitment Mass - 6pm
Sunday 8 September
- Eucharist Commitment Mass - 10am
Tuesday 10 September
- School Board Meeting - 7pm
Wednesday 11 September
- Eucharist Parent/Child Workshop 5 - 6pm (4C) & 6:30 - 7:30pm (4D)
Thursday 12 September
- Year 3 Class Mass
- Year 3 Excursion to Brownes Dairy
Friday 13 September
- Athletics Carnival
Students Not Returning in 2019
Please complete and return the form below if your child/children will NOT be returning to Holy Rosary next year, as a full terms notice is required. You do not need to complete a form if your child is currently in Year Six.
FATHERS' DAY BREAKFAST THANK YOU, YEAR 5!
A huge thanks to our Year 5 parents for putting on a fantastic Fathers' Day Breakfast! Cooks, servers, helpers, teachers, student leaders – thank you all for your community contribution. With short notice and an already busy week, the Year 5 parents have taken on the organising of Fathers' Day Breakfast on behalf of our community – and they delivered! Dads – so great to see you all there. Have a wonderful Fathers' Day.
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS - FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
Sustaining our P&F
Over the past couple of years our P&F Executive Committee and members have worked hard to introduce structure, planning, sustainability and succession planning into the way the P&F works.
The role of the P&F is central to the existence of Holy Rosary: to support the school in its work, to build community and to empower parents in their role.
The four pillars of our Holy Rosary Community are:
- Parent Community: friendship and support for both children and parents
- Business Community: help our families prosper, by promoting their businesses
- Empowering Parents: help our families navigate the parenting journey, with seminars and speakers
- Fundraising: resources and facilities for our children
As parents in community, we have the capacity and power to improve our children’s learning journey and experience at Holy Rosary.
What has our P&F achieved over the past few years?
Through fundraising and the manpower of parents, our community has delivered:
- Kindy nature playground
- Pre-Primary nature playground extension
- Upper Primary nature playground
- Contemporary classroom furniture
- A wide range of play equipment across year groups
- Educational and literacy support resources
- Grant funding (fingers crossed for the $10k for Westfield Local Hero!)
- Parent empowerment seminars: Maggie Dent, Claire Orange; Dr Kirsty
- And we’ve had some fun! Lapathon, Quiz Nights, Bogan Bingo….
Renewal for fresh energy and new ideas
Like all committees, renewal is important for fresh energy and new ideas. Some of our members will be completing their tenure at the end of 2019 as Executive Committee Members, but all intend to remain involved.
Executive members serve for one year and are eligible for re-election for a further year. The President position is for no longer than two consecutive years.
Over the next few weeks we will provide more information about those roles and be seeking parents to put up their hands for positions. A P&F must have an Executive Committee of:
- Vice President
- Up to six other members, including a Board representative
A Sustainable Model for Community Engagement
‘Engaging Community Relationships’ is one of the four focus areas of Holy Rosary’s Strategic Plan.
Research into other school P&F organisations reveals many now use a distributed model, where the P&F plans the calendar of community events and runs fundraisers and grants, while the hands-on organising of events such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, discos, bake sales etc is allocated across year groups.
This approach works well in other schools and we are confident it can work for us too. It’s important for Holy Rosary to have a sustainable model for community engagement.
“ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE; TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH.”
– Helen Keller
LAPATHON PLEDGE FORMS AVAILABLE
Lapathon Pledge Forms are coming home with the children and available for download from the school newsletter. It’s all about fun + fundraising! Heaps of prizes. We need three helpers from each class on the day to help setup and stamp the laps, so from 1pm to 3pm.
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK 2019/20
Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership via the link below:
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
We are still enjoying Book Week in our library! The art is incredible! If you haven’t seen it, you are welcome to pop your head in. Children love matching the art to the notable books – it’s so exciting to take these special books home! PP had a very special visit this week from Belinda from the City of Stirling Libraries and we loved showing her our library and hearing about the different things that happen in hers. Thank you Belinda!!
Happy Fathers Day!
“Papa, you saved me. You taught me to read.” – Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 2 September - K Lindsay, C Stevenson
Wednesday 4 September - C Pereira, G Natalia
Friday 6 September - D Brown, B Deane, S Vilé (Dad's Day)
Wednesday Soup of the Day - Moroccan Sweet Potato, Carrot & Chickpea
Leanna 0414 953 958
Please download pdf below for Term 3 Winter 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.
Nancy, Grace & Toni
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 - 0412 445 199
Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334
Spring Healing Mass
Our Spring Healing Mass is a time to get out and refresh ourselves to look forward to healthy bodies and souls. Come and join us to be anointed at 10 am Mass in the church on Thursday 12th September.
Agape will lift our spirits and Rosary Care will feed our bodies!
For transport contact Christine on 0413 373 843
Mothers Prayers in Sept 2019
Tuesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 Sept in the Parish Community Centre
We will reflect on the Sunday Readings and pray for our families and the children of the parish.
Meetings start at 1.30 and finish at 2.30 pm followed by a cuppa.
We welcome any parishioners to join us for one or more meetings.
Enquiries: Dorothy Ph 0478 397 934
Saturday 7 September at 6pm or
Sunday 8 September at 10am
Wednesday 11 September at 5pm or 6:30pm
Saturday 21 September at 6pm
For further information contact:
Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 441
You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons for the October school holidays.
With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, it’s important your children are safe in the water.
Programs are available for children from five to 17 years and cater to all skill levels – from beginners to those doing their Bronze Medallion. They are being offered at pool venues across the State.
Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/swimming