HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 4 Week 6 Friday 19 November
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We were so pleased to see the huge contingent of visitors on Grandparents Day. We love this day!This was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our school with them. We do so appreciate their interest. The timing of the day was changed in response to the many requests to come for lunch, visit classes and then take their grandchildren home, a change which continues to be well-received.
Our multicultural morning was very very successful and enjoyable. We extend our appreciation to the ‘Moorditj Mob’ from Wesley College indigenous dance group for their fabulous performance and their leadership. Thank you indeed.
Have a great weekend
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Tuesday 23 November
- Council/P & F ACM - 5pm Staffroom
Thursday 25 November
- Kindy to PP Transition - 9:30 - 10:30am
Friday 26 November
- Class Lists on SeeSaw - 9am
- Transition Morning 9:00 - 10:15am
Monday 29 November
- Canteen Thank You Party - 7pm - Staffroom
Friday 3 December
- Pre-Kindy Concert 9am - Veritas Garden
Monday 6 December
- Graduation Mass - 5pm
Tuesday 7 December
- Christmas Concert - 5pm
Wednesday 8 December
- Big Day Out
Friday 10 December
- End of Term 4 - Free Dress
Annual Council/P & F Meeting
Next Friday is Transition Day!! As is our practise, class lists will go out on Seesaw in the morning at around 9.00, and our children will meet and spend time with their teachers – also in the morning - for 2022. Some of our classes have been changed for 2022 and some have stayed the same. We do this in order to provide our children with opportunities to broaden and deepen friendships. We have some new staff, and former staff, returning next year and we are delighted that they can join us on transition day so our children can get to know them.
Our teachers of the classes which have been changed have taken a lot of time and had many conversations about the lists. It is a big commitment.
Once your child/children return home on the Friday, taking a positive and enthusiastic forward looking approach to 2022 will really be a good move. Teachers always ensure that everyone has friends in their class and while they may not be with all their mates or be best friends with everyone, our teachers do their best to integrate where possible and spend time with friends in other classes. We are lucky to have great children here who are kind, friendly and inclusive. We are all really looking forward to Transition Day and 2022!
2022 HIGH SCHOOL DESTINATIONS
TEACHER GET TO KNOW YOU - HOLLY BUTSON
From my library door, I can see the magnificent new Siena building.
If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?
The Backstreet Boys. They definitely need a Backstreet Girl!
What celebrity would you like to meet for a cup of coffee?
Honestly, I would just like to have a coffee date with my hubby.
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
Sequins!!!! And they’re back!!
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
Books, a volleyball named Wilson and an escape helicopter.
What's your favourite family tradition? HUGE birthday festivals.
Do you love or hate roller coasters? Hate. I hold the bags.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I have a list. Follow me for more tips.
What makes you laugh the most?
The funny things our HR kids say to me in library time.
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers
Christmas for many of us is a time of happiness and celebration as we gather with our family and friends sharing meals, laughing and chatting as we open presents. However, for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, Christmas can be a challenging time. The Vinnies Christmas Appeal encourages the community to rethink their priorities at Christmas time by helping to give joy and hope to those who need it most.
We are seeking your support through the donation of non-perishable food items. This will enable us to provide families and individuals who turn to St Vincent de Paul over this period with Christmas hampers so they too can share in the joy of Christmas.
- Christmas cakes/puddings/cookies/mince pies
- Chocolates/candies/nuts/ snacks/ nibbles
- Christmas stockings for children
- Soft drinks/juices
- Long life milk/cream
- Long life custards (pouring, not powder)
- Tinned ham/fish/fruit/vegetables
- Bon Bons/crackers
- Baby products
No fresh fruits/vegetables. No meats
All items will be collected in each classroom and donated to St Vincent de Paul on Friday
Science Talent Search of WA Competition
This year is the first year that Holy Rosary has taken part in the Science Talent Search of WA Competition.
Children can enter a science video, a science investigation, or a STEM project.
We had 5 entries this year. They were for Science Videos and for Science Investigations.
The following students were all awarded Certificates of Commendation:
Cameron F - Atoms
James F and Oliver F - White Holes
Sterling T - Mouldy Bread
Eve Q – Food Dye Taste Test
Well done to all of the competitors!
Holy Rosary School was also awarded a certificate and a bursary to encourage us to continue with the competition next year. Great news!
All books were due back in the library this week. If you have a book at home, please send it back by week 7. If you have a lost or damaged book, please purchase a new copy and drop it into the library with your child’s name on it. Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.
Have a lovely weekend.
“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” – Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne.
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 22 November: D Thorpe, R Cosentino
Wednesday 24 November: M Dixon, L Elliott
Friday 26 November: S Lynch, B Robbins, N Foster
Leanna 0414 953 958
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW TO VOLUNTEER IN THE CANTEEN FOR 2022
OUR P & F NEWS
The P& F is excited to announce sales are open for their Holy Rosary 2021 Tuition Raffle.
350 tickets are up for grabs for families who have children attending the school.
All funds raised will go towards completing stage 3 of the upper school playground and the next P&F project
What did you say? Christmas is only 36 days away!
Now is definitely the time to purchase the Holy Roly's Kitchen Cookbook. The perfect gift for family and friends with a collection of over 100 tasty recipes from the Holy Rosary Community.
Take advantage of our Christmas Special - 1 Cookbook for $30 or, 3 Cookbooks for $80. We can also gift wrap. Please email us if you would like your book complimentary gift wrapped.
All purchases can be made online via the link - https://holy-rosary-community-pf.square.site/ Once purchased, Cookbooks will be made available for pick up from the Office. We thank you for your support.
The Last Orders for the Cookbook will be Friday 03/12/21. Get your orders in now while there is still time!
Another great Christmas idea is The Entertainment book which is now Digital and available for purchase at https://au.entdigital.net/orderbooks/8437a8 . With lots of discounts this is the perfect purchase for the upcoming holiday period. Purchase yours today whilst also helping our fundraising efforts.