Term 1 Week 2 - 15 February 2019

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Dear Parents/Guardians

I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day Yesterday!

As we continue to embrace Making Jesus Real ever more deeply we realise the he is all around us, always. There is much comfort to be had from this knowledge of the presence of Christ..

Thank you for attending the information sessions on Tuesday. We continue to refine these presentations every year in order to make them as useful as possible. Procedural information should have been received by you as a hard copy last Friday, in order to make the meetings more focused on what the year holds. We appreciate feedback on the meetings as it assists us in our school improvement journey.

Next week looks awesome! Our first assembly hosted by Year Four Catherine is on Friday February 22 at 8.55am. As well as their item, we will be including a number of class Merit Awards. Recipients are included in today’s newsletter. Also, our Student Leaders for 2019 will be presented with their badges. We hope to see big numbers of you there to celebrate with us!

Then, the Holy Rosary Community Welcome Back Sundowner is also on Friday from 4:30-7:00. This was so much fun last year! Hopefully many families can swing by.

Finally, on Sunday February 24, the Parish’s 60th anniversary celebration, with Mass at 10 followed by morning tea marks a milestone in our community. Again, it would be fantastic to see a big contingent in attendance.

Have a nice weekend.

Mark de Kluyver


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Friday 22 February

  • 4C Class Assembly & Awards
  • HRC Welcome Back Sundowner - 4:30m

Tuesday 26 February

  • HRC Meeting - 7:00pm

Thursday 28 February

  • 1C Class Mass - 9am

Friday 1 March

  • 3C Class Assembly & Awards

Wednesday 6 March

  • Ash Wednesday Mass - 9am

Saturday 16 March

  • Sacramental Registration 6pm
  • Dads and Kids Campout

Sunday 17 March

  • Sacramental Registration 10am

Monday 1 April

  • SwimmingTrials

Tuesday 9 April

  • Early Close 12pm**
  • 12:30pm onwards Parent/Teacher Interviews

Pupil Free Days 2019

  • Monday 29 April
  • Monday 22 July
  • Tuesday 23 July
  • Friday 16 August
  • Monday 19 August


Please include your child's NAME, CLASS (e.g. 5C, 6D) and REASON FOR ABSENCE in the email. admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

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


Rosemary Ledger, long time teacher and parent at Holy Rosary, is retiring after nearly twenty five years of service to our community. Rosemary has been away from school for some time and continues to receive treatment for her illness, and has now decided to take this decision.

Rosemary is great fun. We thank Rosemary for all of her dedication, commitment and love of our school and of all our children here, and wish her only good outcomes as she continues on her journey. You are in our prayers Rosemary.


Sharni Green, who teaches our Kindy Gang, was married on Saturday! Congratulations Sharni and every good wish to you and Gary for a wonderful road ahead, full of love and laughter!


PPC - Isabella Azarian, Fox Spencer

PPD - Andrew Capolingua, Stella Sansalone

1C - Saffron Blackaby, Francesco Catina

1D - Darcy Meunier, Ben Ferguson

2C - Cooper Pyvis, Tate Nicolo, Lily Lynch

2D - Chelsea Kendall, Taylor Chiappini and Michael Cruise

3C - Francesca Owen, Aansh Patel, Olivia Ralph, Benjamin Pyvis

3D - James Zuvela, Amelia King, Felix Blackaby

4C - Sophia Campbell, Leo Wisniewski, Lucia McDonnell, Anthony Bogos

4D - Tommy Barnard, Chloe Swift, Emma Moyses, Matthew Hyndes

5C - Maya McIntyre-Llewellyn, Henry Schwertfeger

5D - Ava Tolley, Hannah Woolfrey, Cameron Cruickshank

6C - Kevin Xanthis, Lucinda Adkins, Brodie Boardman, Will Malajczuk, Amy Wilson

6D - Charlie Maisey, Oliver McDonnell, Gemma Paulet


Please see below for Information and Permission forms.

These forms should be returned to the School Office no later than Friday 22nd February.

The FAMILY DETAILS FORM should be filled in if there are any changes to the details you have previously given us. It is very important that we have updated phone numbers, email addresses and Emergency Contact details. Your child's well being is very important to us.

The MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM only needs to be filled in if your child has a medical condition. If your child has an EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN for a medical condition (e.g. anaphylaxis, asthma) parents/guardians are responsible for supplying the paperwork to the school and updating it as necessary, including medication that has expired. There should be a new Action Plan each year and they MUST be signed by a doctor.

The PUBLICITY AND USE OF STUDENT IMAGES and CLASS CONTACT LIST FORM must only be signed and returned if you DO NOT want your child's photos on the website or DO NOT want your email address given to the Class Parent Reps.
We ask that all NEW parents and anyone who has not already done so to read the CODE OF CONDUCT GUIDELINES and sign CODE OF CONDUCT LETTER.


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The Holy Rosary Community invites all families and staff to our Friday afternoon ‘Welcome Back’ sundowner at the Dominican Playground. Sausage sizzle and icy poles provided, plus music!

BRING YOUR picnics, chairs, drinks, Uber Eats, Fish & Chips - whatever else you please!

Friday 22 February

4.30 PM to 7.00 PM
Dominican Playground


On any given day you will find parents involved in our school.

Class Reps play a vital role in our school community - supporting the teachers and bringing people together.

Please consider volunteering for this important role and speak with your child’s teacher if you are interested.

Support the class teacher.
Help new families to feel welcome.
Arrange social get-togethers.
Help to promote the community events and activities on offer.
If a family is in special need, offer pastoral care either through the parent network or by informing the school.
Maintain a class contact list
Manage class Facebook (if your year group has one).

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Seeking a few more helpers on Fridays and Mondays.

Holy Rosary is so fortunate to have such a terrific canteen for the children – all made possible by the many parent volunteers. We are looking for a few extra helpers on Fridays and Mondays. It’s a great way to meet other parents! Call or text Leanna on 0414 953 958 or message us via Facebook if you are interested in helping.
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Shake out the tents and air the sleeping bags - the Dads’ and kids’ campout is coming soon!

WHEN: Saturday 16 March
WHERE: Holy Rosary Oval

More details to follow.

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Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


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 holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

TFBHR Booklet - find all our businesses here

TFBHR Facebook page - see what we get up to

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 centre 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.

If for any reason parents would like their child not to swim just write on the permission slip when returning it to class or contact me at anytime Robert.flexman@cewa.edu.au to discuss the situation.

I have sent home permission slips this week please hand these back to your classroom teacher by February 28. If you are able to assist on the day please fill out the section in the permission slip for parent helpers on the form.

Rob Flexman - P.E. Teacher

After school soccer

The Soccer Clinic at Holy Rosary starts this Monday, sign up today via the link below. All details in the flyer. https://footballcentre.com.au/school-sessions/

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Orders are due back on MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY.

Science Snippets

Pre-Primary are loving learning the 'Moving Song' as an introduction for our lessons on how things move in different ways
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Year 4 investigating weak and strong forces. What happens when the can is given a strong pushing force or a weak pushing force?

Library News

Welcome to our 2019 Library Monitors – Remi, Isabelle, Isabella, Ariana, Bianca, Mia, James, Axel, Riley, Tomas, William and Oliver. You have already shown amazing initiative, kindness and help and I am really looking forward to working with you this year! The monitors will be busy with the Second Hand Book Sale for Project Compassion in week 8, as well as the Book Fair next term and Book Week in term 3.

Mrs Butson

“There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.” – The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo


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

Monday 18 February - N Hyndes, L Williams

Wednesday 20 February - R Dimattina, K Milankov, L Harnwell

Friday 22 February - K Hayes, L Vilé

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 uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au 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.

The next reward redemption day will be Thursday 21st February.

Students participating in School Banking will receive a silver Dollarmites token each time they make a School Banking deposit at school (maximum one per week). Once they’ve collected 10 tokens, they can redeem them for a Polar Savers reward.

Polar Savers Rewards:

Term 1: Scented Stackable Highlighter, Snowy Origami Set

Term 2: Yeti Fluffy Notebook, Icicle Slapband Ruler

Term 3: Arctic Owl Fluffy Keyring, Scratch Art Cards

Term 4: Water Skimming Bounce Ball, Polar Pencils & Pencil Toppers

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.

Thank you

Christine, Lisa and Nancy


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.



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

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

Mothers Prayers

Our regular Tuesday afternoon meetings recommenced on 5th Feb at 1.30pm-2.30pm. We meet at Jacinta’s place, 136 Newborough St, Scarborough for the four Tuesdays of February.

The Lenten Program will start in the Parish Community Centre on 5th March at 1.30 -3.00pm.

New and old members are welcome to join us.

Enquires Dorothy at 0478 397 934.


Keyed Up Music will be running, Keyboard and Guitar lessons this year at Holy Rosary Primary School. Prices start at $17.55 for a Keyboard group lesson and $18.10 for a Guitar group lesson. To enrol go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment - form or for more information please contact Therese 1300 366 243

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