HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 5 Friday 12 March
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The anticipation is building! Dads and Kids Campout is on this Saturday. A record number of families have registered. This annual event is eagerly anticipated. Nathan Byrne and his posse have for a number of years been invested in managing this event, and have done so, superbly. This is Nathan’s last year of being connected to Holy Rosary as from 2022 all his children are in high school. Thank you Nathan for your outstanding work in our community!
Assemblies commence next week, with the Year Six Gang on deck. We anticipate a lot of people would like to attend. We ask please that parents and guardians of these children, together with the parents and guardians of children receiving awards ONLY, are in attendance. Some chairs will be available, but we are aware many will stand in order to record this awesome event. Social distancing then (2 square metre in accordance with the State Government announcement of WA COVID-19 Roadmap, Phase 4b) be up to those attending to manage.
Thank you for continuing to clear the school grounds by 3.15. Thank you also to the vast majority of parents and guardians who are abiding by our expectation that they will remain out of the classrooms. Please, no exceptions.
Huge numbers were in evidence at the Sacramental commitment Masses on the weekend, especially on Saturday night. What a great start!
Have a great weekend! Happy camping!
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday 13 March
- Dads and Kids Camp Out
Tuesday 16 March
- P & F Meeting 6pm
- SAC Meeting - 7pm
Monday 29 March
- Edudance Concert D Classes
Tuesday 30 March
- Early Finish 12 noon - Parent/Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 31 March
- Edudance Concert C Classes
Wednesday 31 March
- End of Term 1
Pupil Free Days 2021
- Thursday 1 April
- Monday 19 April
- Friday 13 August
- Monday 16 August
- Monday 11 October
BEFORE SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Please endeavour to get your children to school on time in the mornings. Supervision for Years 1 - 6 begins at 8:15am. Classroom doors open at 8:30am and the bell for the start of lessons goes at 8:45am. Children must be signed in on the iPad in the Office when arriving late (after 8:45am).
Au revoir Mrs Rom Strack!
Rom, thank you for taking good care of our Year Five Dominic Gang in Lachie’s absence. We so appreciate your being available at short notice to do so.
P&F MEETING ON TUESDAY, 6-7 IN THE STAFF ROOM
This will be followed by a Happy Hour, also in the staff room, for all Class Reps. This is a first, and a great idea. Here’s to a great turnout!
A lot of steel has been delivered and is due to go up on the Siena pad. The timing of this is dependent on when the next pad for the admin block is being done. The brickwork next to Kindy constitutes a sacrificial pad for the main pad. It is there to stop the new pad pushing up against the Kindy.
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR YEAR 6 ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY 19 MARCH
Edudance concerts for Dominic Classes take place in the gym at 2pm on Monday March 29, and for Catherine Classes at 2pm on Wednesday March 31. This is a fantastic culmination to a great term of dancing! We anticipate a lot of people would like to attend. With your help I’m sure we can make it work.
We ask please that parents and guardians of these children ONLY, are in attendance. Some chairs will be available, but we are aware many will stand in order to record this awesome event. Social distancing then (2 square metre in accordance with the State Government announcement of WA COVID-19 Roadmap, Phase 4b) will be up to those attending to manage. We ask also that, in order to manage numbers, parents and guardians stay only for the events involving their children.
Thanks for your help.
Please click on the link below for the costume list for EduDance concerts.
ENROL FOR KINDY 2023
Application for enrolment is now open for children due to commence Kindy in 2023 (born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019).
Siblings of students already enrolled in the school are also required to have an application for enrolment completed, which can be found on our website.
Please submit your application for enrolment along with copies of the required documents. Online is our preferred method, or you can email, post or drop the documentation at the office.
The pre-interview information needs to be provided at the same time as your application. The non-refundable application fee is paid via EFTPOS at the office or over the phone.
We have been Choosing to Challenge in library this week as we celebrate International Women’s Day. Our term 1 event, the Second Hand Book Sale for Project Compassion is set for lunchtime on Wednesday 24th March. Students can purchase a pre loved library or donated book for 20c. This is a super fun day and a wonderful chance to support others during Lent.
If you have some books at home that you would like to donate, please deliver them to the library anytime between 8am and 4pm on Tuesday 23rd March. We are limited in space in the library so I please ask that deliveries are restricted to this day only. Thank you as always for your support.
Mrs Butson and the 2021 Library Monitors.
“We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” –Malala Yousafzai
Science Talent Search
Promoting creative project work in Science since 1958
The Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (STAWA), invites primary and secondary students to participate in the Science Talent Search (STS) competition.
The Science Talent Search is a wonderful opportunity for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 to develop their interests in Science through a competition with a range of categories to suit a wide variety of abilities and interests. The Science Talent Search also provides students with an opportunity to expand their scientific literacy, by showing interest and understanding in the world around them and engaging in discussions about Science. The Science Talent Search categories are curriculum based and link directly to Western Australian curriculum.
The competition recognises the excellent work of students in the three entry categories:
- Science Investigation
- Science Communication (which includes Science Poster, Science Video and Science Photography)
2021 competition information
- Science Investigation (K-12)
- Engineering (K-12)
- Science Communication - Science Poster (K-2 only)
- Science Communication - Science Video (K-12)
- Science Communication - Science Photography (K-12)
School Registration - Opens Monday 15 February
Student Registration and Entry Submission - Opens Monday 30 August
STS Judging - Registration opens Monday 30 August
2021 STS Competition feedback - Opens Monday 25 October
More Information to follow.
P & F NEWS
Dad's & Kids Campout
So far we have 120 families set to campout under the stars tomorrow night. If you weren't sure if you could make it or not, you can still book until first thing in the morning.
For first timers, here's a couple of tips..
- Dinner and breakfast is provided - Hot beef and ham rolls for dinner - Bacon & egg rolls for breakfast
- Snacks are a must! There will be a movie once the sun goes down
- There is no lighting on the oval, so make sure you bring lighting of some sort, even if it's just a torch
- Aeroguard is always your friend at dusk
- There seem to be a lot of ants up on the oval, so having some stingose in your first aid kit is probably a good idea
- Dad's, bring your bathers...there's a surprise in store!
Secure your spot now via the below link
PARKING ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser
We've teamed up with Baker's Delight Woodlands to prepare for Easter indulging!
Forms will be distributed soon, and orders will need to be in by Friday 24 March for delivery on Monday 29 March.
Our complete calendar of events is set for 2021! Download, print, pop it on your fridge and save the dates!
P&F Sub Committees
This year the P&F have a few larger events because a few were cancelled last year due to COVID.
So we would LOVE some extra help!
The following events will have sub committees, where you will work with us on an event to carry out our motto “many hands make light work”.
Viva Las Vegas Night - June
Art Show - August
Christmas Markets - November
If you are interested in putting your hand up please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s not all work, we also have fun!
Stations of the Cross will be held in the church each Friday during Lent at 7:00pm
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm