HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 3 Week 9 Friday 17 September
The story goes that Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491 – 1556) spent about a year trying to get closer to Jesus by living as a beggar, attending Mass daily, spending his days in prayer and by scourging himself as repentance for his sins. One day he sat on the banks of a river in Manressa, Catalonia, Spain, he watched as a woman did her family’s washing in the river; her children happily playing near her. The sun was shining. The birds were singing. And Saint Ignatius felt happy. He realised that day, that God was present in all people, in all things and in every situation; and that God enjoyed and loves His Creation and wants us to enjoy it with Him and to give Him thanksgiving and our love.
Catholic Outlook, Parramatta
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Many of our children will make their first Communion on Saturday night. We pray that this message of God’s presence is truly evident to them.
Rob Flexman has again excelled with a fabulous carnival today! Our children had a terrific time. To get a carnival to this point takes a lot of work and I thank Rob, the many staff who assisted, and the big number of parent volunteers today for everything that they have done to make this such an enjoyable day. And to our children, who gave of their best, and who supported one another, congratulations and thank you!
We celebrate the end of term with a whole school mass in the Church at 9am and we really would love it if you could join us for this special occasion.
Enjoy the weekend
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday 18 September
- Sacrament of the Eucharist - 6pm
Monday 20 September
- PP Excursion - Caversham Wildlife Park
- Night of the Notables - Year 5C
Tuesday 21 September
- Night of the Notables - Year 5D
- P & F Meeting - 6pm - Staffroom
- School Advisory Council Meeting - 7pm
Friday 24 September
- Whole School Mass - 9am
- End of Term 3
Monday 11 October
- Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 12 October
- Start of Term 4 - Summer Uniform
The new Siena Centre and admin block are scheduled for completion by next week, September 24, the last day of term. During the week we will be relocating equipment from Siena which is in the demountable and in the library, to the new building. Likewise we aim to do the same with the office. Please be patient with us next week as the moving is going to be a huge event. Furthermore, communications will be dependent on how smoothly the Telstra connections move from the current office to the new one.
School opens on Tuesday October 12 and we intend to be settled in and operational by this time. If the main entrance is also fully functional - and we believe it will be - the gates in front of Year Six will accordingly remain closed.
We look forward to our Siena Gang being in their beautiful new space, as well as having a functional admin block!
Vaccination is now open for Western Australians aged 12-16 at all State-run vaccination clinics. Bookings are currently essential. Parents and guardians can register their children as a dependent under their account and book them an appointment by visiting Roll up for WA.
SPECIALIST GROUP PHOTOS
On photo day speciality group images (eg Netball, Faction Captains) were taken at your school.
These images can be viewed and purchased at a unique website, which is DIFFERENT to where you order the portraits and class photos online.
1. To place your Order online simply go to https://mspphotography.shootproof.com/
2. Locate the Schools Name, then select the album titled Holy Rosary PS Specialist Groups -2021
3. You will then be required to enter a password to view the Album. The password for this HKDSDP21
4. Please ensure that you use your child’s name at the checkout
5. The images you are viewing are uncropped and will be cropped to fit to a 10x8 print (as per the first image in your gallery, a sample of layout & colour)
- The online orders will be open until midnight on Monday 27 September 2021 – for the Bulk Pricing Offer
- The Bulk Pricing Offer is $20 per print and these will be delivered to the school BY CLASS GROUP
- After the $20 pricing expires, the photos will remain available online, but the photos are now at a cost of $35 per image and delivered to a preferred address.
If you have any queries please contact MSP Photography on 9240 8000 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
TEACHER GET TO KNOW YOU - LIZ LAVEROCK
Who was your favourite teacher in school and why?
My Year 3 teacher Mr Elliott because he loved drama and did the best assemblies
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
Tie dye and acid wash and lucky for me they have made a come back
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
H. A. T. E.
What's your favourite family tradition?
Travelling with my husband over the Christmas holidays (pre-COVID) and celebrating Good Friday with the whole family at Kailis Leederville
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
A perfect fit to play me would be a female version of Dan Levy (aka David Rose)
What's your favourite zoo animal?
What was the last book you read?
Cloud Street by Tim Winton for the 2nd time (there are many things I can relate to in this book)
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Going on a nice walk with my husband and our two dogs Romeo and Juliet
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
The ability to grant endless wishes
OUR P & F NEWS
It’s the final week for tallying up our pledges so please be sure to get them in!
Every cent counts with the class overall winners being announced during the coming week.
The winning classes will get some extra time at recess to enjoy.
You can either Direct Deposit into the following account with your children’s names and class as the reference, or send cash in an envelope to the front office.
Holy Rosary P&F
If you’ve walked past Pre-primary or been on the top oval lately you will have noticed our New Playground is near completion. How fantastic does it look! The kids are so excited and can’t wait to play play play!
If you would like to donate to the playground and help it’s completion whilst leaving a little bit of your family at the school for years to come please contact email@example.com.
We aim to recognise worthy donations through correspondence, social media and on custom signage near the playground area. Business donations can also be made.
Thank you to all our wonder HR community for supporting our raffle today at the Sports Carnival. We had a fantastic response and as always appreciate all your support. What a great day it was and such a wonderful effort from all our kids and teachers.
Dates to remember
- P&F Meeting 6pm
As we approach the end of term 3, all overdue and lost books need to be finalised. Students from year 1 upwards will borrow books for the holidays next week and those with outstanding overdues or lost books are requested to please return them or purchase new copies before term 4. This means less chasing up at the end of the year and a smoother transition of our library into 2022. Thanks so much for your support of your school library.
Have a lovely weekend.
“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.” – Arnold Lobel
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 20 September: R Cosentinio, J Elphick
Wednesday 22 September: B Robbins, C Pereira
Friday 24 September: T Zeid, S Barnard, L Chiappini
Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Red Lentil Soup
Leanna 0414 953 958
DISCOVERY KIDS VACATION CARE PROGRAMME
Children's Liturgy returning Term 4
Would you like to come to weekend Mass in our school Parish but feel you can't because you have young kids?
The good news is Children's Liturgy will be returning to Sunday 10am Masses where fun and age appropriate activities to break open the Word of God for kids from Kindy to Year 2 are held during the 10am Sunday Mass.
For more information, or if you would like to help out (no experience necessary!) please contact Carli Woolfrey on 0422402218 or firstname.lastname@example.org