Term 2 Week 5 - 1 June

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

There is a gorgeous video in this newsletter you may like to watch.

Confirmation began what has been a quiet, class teaching focused week. Mass itself was a beautiful, gentle affair. It was wonderful to be there.

Next week on Thursday I hope you will be able to join us for the Musica Viva concerts led by Adam Hall and the Velvet Players. This band plays everywhere! Over a period of several weeks our Music specialist Michelle Kirwan has been teaching our children to learn a number of songs which the band will play. It should be a great experience. The concerts will be in the gym. This, as with the focus on classical music last year, aims to provide children with opportunities to engage with music in ways that they may not always have thought of doing. Yahoo!!

Have a great long weekend, see you on Tuesday.

Mark de Kluyver



Thursday 7 June

  • 4D Class Mass
  • Musica Viva Jnr - 9:45am-10:45am
  • Musica Viva Snr - 11:10am - 12:10pm

Monday 11 June

  • Cross Country - Jackadder Lake Yr 3-6

Tuesday 12 June

  • Board Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom

Friday 15 June

  • 5C Class Assembly & Awards

Thursday 21 June

  • 2D Class Mass
  • CPSSA Winter Carnival - Year 6

Friday 22 June

  • 1D Class Assembly & Awards

Tuesday 26 June

  • HRC Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom

Friday 29 June

  • Bake Sale 2pm
  • End of Term 2

Student Free Days for 2018

  • Monday June 4 - WA Day
  • Monday July 16 - Staff Day
  • Tuesday July 17 - Staff Day
  • Friday 21 September - Staff Day
  • Monday October 8 - Staff Day


Please include the child's NAME and CLASS (e.g. 5C, 6D) in the email.


You can also submit an Absentee form by clicking on the 'Links' tab on our new website https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/


Does every school have this issue? Highly likely! It is just a bit different at each establishment. Our three pressure points are:

  • Ensuring only cars displaying the appropriate permits are to use our blue parking bays. We have a number of them because we have a number of students who need them.
  • Not parking on the verge, as it restricts the drivers’ view when leaving the blue bays. Rather, parking a bit further away and parking legally is a huge help. I know that in lousy weather this can be a pain, but the safety of our children, is number one.
  • Keeping the neighbours happy by parking respectfully around their homes.

Thanks for your help!!

Running Club

The Holy Rosary Cross Country is coming up fast on June 11 at Jackadder Lake. For this reason we have decided to run some early training sessions for all interested students on Wednesday June 6 and Friday June 8.

The club is open to all interested students in Year 3 – 6 and the sessions will be on the school oval starting at 7:30 am and concluding at 8:10 am.

See you down there!

Mrs Catherall & Mr Flexman


This information is in today's newsletter for a reason .....

Impetigo is a common bacterial infection of the skin. It is spread by skin to skin contact. Children should be excluded for 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has commenced. Lesions on exposed skin surfaces should be covered with a waterproof dressing. Young children should be excluded until the sores are dry.


Congratulations to our Round Ten winners:

1: Matthew Perryman 6D

2: Halle Foster 2D

3: Harlen 1D & Maya McIntyre-Llewellyn 4D

Library News

Reconciliation Week and W.A. Day have been our focus in the library this week. We’re still celebrating the Royal Wedding with all the Horrible Histories books and some interesting books on Queens and Kings from history. Round 2 of the Junior Chess Tournament is under way – keep practicing at home everyone! Have a great long weekend.

Mrs Butson

“Let me pass this way but once and do what good I can, I shall not pass this way again.”
Sally Morgan, My Place


Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/

Monday 4 June - WA Day

Wednesday 6 June - C Pereira, C Byrne

Friday 8 June - D Taylor, N Della-Polina

Soup of the Day: Cauliflower

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 2 Winter Menu



School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Canteen.

The next reward redemption day will be Thursday 7 June.

How to Get Started with School Banking

Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide identification online. It is even easier now for you to get your children started with an account and start School Banking.

All you need to do is visit: www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account.

Christine, Natalie and Lisa


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.

Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator


Following the survey undertaken by our Holy Rosary Community (HRC) last year, which asked what parents and guardians might see as priorities for them for 2018, there was discussion at HRC meetings that some were more in the domain of the school, and that it would be best for the school rather than the HRC to respond. Most have been addressed, and just the updates now will be found here, and left in for a fortnight.

More sport – clubs before/after school. Many already exist, and are evident through the newsletter. Several are run by parents from Holy Rosary. Also, Rob Flexman, our teacher of Physical Education runs training sessions before interschool events, including arranging swimming training during the holidays. As children get a bit older the opportunities broaden. Rob also takes advantage of funding opportunities to run tennis sessions in sport time. The programme here is rich and varied. This week alone we have see soccer, lacrosse and netball expert coaches working with Rob and our children. It has been a great week! And.... Running Club is on soon!



It takes a village to raise a child. Bridget is now in Pre-Primary and loves, loves, loves coming to school every single day. Her parents Liesbet and Travis Schwertfeger would like to share their thanks to the Holy Rosary Village for putting a little extra light into their little girl, with special mention to all the Siena team and to Sharni Green (Kindy) and Jen Peel (PP). Bridget has made some beautiful little friendships because she is surrounded by some very kind, observant and thoughtful little girls and boys. It’s a pretty special community.



The brand new 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Memberships are here and NOW is the time to get your membership.. especially as the old 2017-18 memberships will expire at the end of May!

Support Holy Rosary and order your Entertainment book via the following link:


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HRC have some exciting events planned for second semester. Mark them down on your calendar, you won’t want to miss out.

We are also seeking interest for helping with these events and prize donations.

If you feel you can help, please email Michelle at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

End of Term Bake Sale - Friday 29 June, 2pm

Art Festival - Sunday 26t August, 11am - 2pm

Retro Musical Bingo - Saturday 20 October, 7pm - late

School Disco - Friday 2 November Junior: 4pm - 5:30pm. Senior: 6pm - 7:30pm

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.



Sunday 27 May was a fantastic night for the youth in our parish as they gathered to celebrate mass at 5:30pm on the Feast of the Holy Trinity. We were fortunate enough to have Joey Alexander lead us in the music and many different families across the parish support the evening. A big thank you to Fr. Peter and we look forward to seeing you at the next mass on 24 June. If you or a young person in your family are interested in having an active role in the masses which take place on the last Sunday of each month, please email Simon Martino at martino_simon@hotmail.com


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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

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

After hours: 0412 445 199


Sense Rugby is coming to Perth to encourage children with disabilities to play rugby.

Occupational therapists will work alongside rugby coaches to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for the children to learn how to play rugby. We will be holding a launch day on June 16th at Rugby WA from 10am-2pm

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Relationships Australia - West Leederville

Mums Raising Boys (up to 12 years) - Thursday, 31 May - 10a –12.30pm - $30

Understanding Stepfamilies weekend - Fri/Sat/Sun 8, 9, 10 June 6.30–9pm/1–5 .30pm/10am-1pm - $75/$120

Rock & Water - Saturday, 9 June 8.30am–12.30pm - $70 pair

Parenting After Separation - Tuesday, 19 June 6.30–9pm - $30

Successful Single Parenting - Monday, 25 June 6.30–9pm - $30

Dads Raising Teenage Girls - Monday, 25 June 6.30–9pm - $30

Please click on links below for more information.

WAAPA Winter School 2018

WAAPA at ECU is offering an exciting performing arts program for children and young people these July school holidays. For the first time, we are including courses for students from Years 1 to 12. The Winter School includes classes in drama, acting, screen acting, dance, musical theatre and RAP. For information about the many courses on offer please visit Winter School or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at g.metcalf@ecu.edu.au or 9370 6775.