Term 3 Week 4 - 10 August

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Thomas Merton


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our Year One Catherine Gang were a hoot! What a fantastic assembly! Congratulations to all the children, their teacher Trish Norman and assistant Sylvia Ryan. We just loved it.

Thanks also to teachers of Year Four, Tom Kinder and Dave Edwards and student teacher Abbey, as well as the parent helpers for making today’s Year Four retreat in preparation for their First Communion, a really special day.

Bishop Don Sproxton visited our school today, which marks the start of the weekend he is spending in the parish. If you are around over the weekend, please introduce yourself to him.

Wednesday is a holy day of obligation. It is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will be attending Mass, led by Year Four Students. You are welcome to join us.

Next Friday sees the Pre Primary Dominic Gang assembly – don’t miss it!

Have a great weekend

Mark de Kluyver



Tuesday 14 August

  • Board Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom

Wednesday 15 August

  • Whole School Mass - Feast of the Assumption - 9am

Friday 17 August

  • PPD Class Assembly & Awards

Saturday 18 August

  • First Eucharist - 6pm

Friday 24 August

  • Book Week Parade, and Cupcake sale for Childhood Cancer Research

Tuesday 28 August

  • HRC Meeting 7pm - Staffroom. All welcome!

Friday 31 August

  • Fathers Day BBQ Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30am - Gym
  • 2D Class Assembly and Awards

Wednesday 5 September

  • 5C Night of the Notables 5-6:30pm - Library

Thursday 6 September

  • 5D Night of the Notables 5-6:30pm - Library

Thursday 13 September

  • 3D Class Mass

Friday 14 September

  • Athletics Carnival

Sunday 16 September

  • Art Expo - Gym 2-5pm

Thursday 20 September

  • End of Term 3

Student Free Days for 2018

  • 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/

Parking #2

Don’t forget Parking #1.

Thank you!

Uniform #2

There has been an excellent response to Uniform #1 with a real lift in standards of uniform being worn. Thank you for your support.


The Plenary Council's first stage of preparation is Listening and Dialogue, until Ash Wednesday 2019.

This is a journey of listening to God by listening to one another. This is an opportunituy to spend some time thinking and talking about your experiences of faith, life and the Church. Everyone is invited to respond to the question: What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?

You can have your say by submitting your response to the Plenary Council website www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/reources/have-your-say.


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Holy Rosary Athletics Carnival 2018

Friday September 14 September

The Holy Rosary Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday September 14 and will involve Pre Primary to Year 6 students. The senior carnival will commence at 9am and should be completed by around 3pm with Year 3 – 6 students being in attendance all day. The Junior School PP – Year 2 will do their running races as part of the main carnival and then do fun focused tabloid sports with their teachers and this should finish around 1pm.

As happens every year a number of the sporting events will be completed during the students P.E lessons and the points earned in these events will be added to the scoring program before the carnival.

Timing gates will once again be used and I hope this will make the judging of running races a fairly simple process. As you would be aware the athletics carnival is a large event and needs a lot of parent support to run smoothly. I would therefore, really appreciate as many parent helpers from Year 3 – 6 on the day as possible. The PP – Year 2 teachers will send out their own information sheets.

If you are able to help at the senior carnival could you please complete the note that has gone home this week and return it to your child’s classroom teacher by August 21.

Mr. Robert Flexman - Physical Education Teacher


Congratulations to our winners:

Round 20

Matilda Kuenen

Charlee Kuenen

Charlie Maisey


Book Week and Pirate Cupcake Stall

Book Week commences on Monday 20 August, week 6, with the theme "Find Your Treasure" culminating in our exciting Book Week Parade on Fri 24 August where students can dress as their favourite book characters. We have been talking in library about using things we already have at home to put our costumes together. The parade will be in the gym this year and parents are welcome to come and view the amazing Book Week art in the library after the parade.

The Holy Rosary Community also will hold a cupcake stall at lunchtime on Friday 24th to raise money for Pirate Day (http://www.piratedayfriday.org.au/about-us/) - raising awareness and vital funds for research into childhood cancer. Cupcakes will be sold for a gold coin donation. If you can help by donating cupcakes for this stall please email: holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Book Week and Pirate Day are much loved by our HR students so it is going to be a super fun day while we raise money for this worthy cause! We appreciate your support.

Mrs Butson

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 New International Version (NIV)


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

Monday 13 Aug - K Lindsay, L Williams

Wednesday 15 Aug - G Natalia, A Alsworth

Friday 17 Aug - T Zeid, L Maddaford

Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Spicy Pumpkin & Corn

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 3 Winter Menu


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

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.

Grand Prize Competition – Last chance

This year, one lucky School Banker will win a family trip for up to two adults and three children to Hawaii, USA just by saving. For a chance to win, students will need to make 15 or more School Banking deposits before the end of Term 3 2018 to automatically receive an entry into the competition.

The trip includes:

  • Return economy flights to Honolulu, Hawaii plus airport transfers.
  • 7 nights accommodation at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort staying in a Luxury Ocean Room, with beach views and breakfast included.
  • AU$2,000 spending money.

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


Last year we had two discos, but this year there is only one. Why is that?

The decision to run just the one disco for this year is based on a shortage of parents and guardians to run two events. That may change next year depending on interest. Please note that the decision to run one disco won’t affect the annual donation from the HRC to the Year Six Graduation for running the music at the disco!


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The first Pre-Primary playground project kicks of this weekend, with the building of a dramatic play deck near the lower sandpit. All you need is a wheelbarrow or shovel! Jeff Ferguson, Ben’s dad in PPD and a qualified builder, will oversee the work.

Come along for 1 hour - between 8.30am to 1.30pm

Please let Liesbet Schwertfeger know if you can help: liesbet_holla@hotmail.com or message 0488 094 394.


The Nolans are one of many Holy Rosary families involved in the local Woodlands Tee-Ball Club. Isaac, Laura and Myles have all played over the years, while dad Richard Nolan is a volunteer coach.

Tee-Ball is a modified version of baseball; the main difference being that players hit the ball off a tee and there is no pitching. It’s a great way to play sport with Holy Rosary class mates, make new friends and have fun!

Girls and boys from Pre-Primary up to Year 5 can play.


Saturday 11 August
Woodlands Reserve, Teakwood Ave, Woodlands
12pm to 2 pm

Email questions to: woodlandsteeball@gmail.com

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The 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Memberships are here and there is still time to get your membership. Support Holy Rosary and order your Entertainment book via the following link: http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8437a8 or collect a form from the Office.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.

The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary

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



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UFO Craft Group

On Wednesday 8th August eleven of us gathered to knit, crochet and chat. Two of our members have completed the first three rugs and an array of squares are being gathered from others ready for assembling.

Thank you to all those of you who have donated your excess wool and needles. If you are knitting for us at home you can deliver squares to the blue basket at the church entrance and I will collect them for the group to assemble.

Next meeting 22nd Aug in the Parish Community Centre at 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Dorothy Johnston - Ph 0478 397 934


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



‘TEAM SABA - CITY 2 SURF’ - Sunday 26th August .

Please click on pdf below to register.

VacSwim 2018

With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is essential.

You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.

VacSwim is for all children - from beginners to more advanced swimmers and young people doing their Bronze Medallion. Your children can start as young as five years old.

Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim at pools and open water venues across the State.

Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/swimming

Hillarys Yacht Club invites you to enjoy

Free Sailing for Kids!

Saturday 8 September 2018

9am - 12.30pm Hillarys Boat Harbour Marina

(Northern end of swimming beach in the marina near the foot bridge)

For ages 7-12

Registrations ESSENTIAL Visit www.hillarysyachtclub.com.au/events to find out more