Term 1 Week 6 - 10 March 2017

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to our new look newsletter! We hope that you will find the change makes the newsletter more accessible. It is a work in progress, and one we look forward to making better and better.

It has been a calm and enjoyable week at school, with children actively engaged in all facets of their learning, and this has been a real pleasure to witness.

What is also great to note is the big number of parents and guardians who have been volunteering in school. That so many of you are able to be involved – for example, creating Superheroes, swimming trials, junior primary reading groups, assisting the Year Six community service groups, Kindy and Preprimary helpers, in Leanna’s tuckshop, after school sport coaching – is wonderful to witness. A whole lot of support also takes place behind the scenes with Parent Class Representatives, School Board and P&F Executive members for example, and this too is of immense benefit to our school. A number of parents and guardians also contribute offsite, assisting in different ways.

Holy Rosary is all the richer for the gifts you all share with us. We truly are grateful. Holy Rosary would not be the school it is without you.

Have a great weekend

Mark de Kluyver




Tuesday 14 March
Board Meeting – 7pm
Wednesday 15 March
Parish Information Evening for All Sacraments
Thursday 16 March
1D Class Mass
Saturday 18 March
Dads & Kids Camp Out
Tuesday 28 March
P & F Meeting - 7pm
Tuesday 4 April
Early close – 12:30pm
Parent/Teacher Interviews
Friday 7 April
Term 1 concludes
Wednesday 26th April
Term 2 commences

Semester 1 Student Free Days:
Monday 24 April Staff PD
Tuesday 25 April ANZAC Day
Friday 19 May Staff PD
Monday 5 June WA Day Holiday


We have welcomed School Fee Payment from many families, thank you!


Caritas Australia, through Project Compassion, provides us with a practical way of supporting those less fortunate in our world. In support of Project Compassion, we share this initiative with the school community by talking about Project Compassion with the children and sending home a Project Compassion Box and leaflet to each family from Preprimary to Year 6.

Hopefully, these boxes with any donations made can be returned to school at the end of the term. Our Project Compassion donations are forwarded to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish.

Message from Archbishop Costelloe

Now that the final hearing of the Royal Commission has concluded, Archbishop Costelloe has published a pastoral letter for the Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Perth, including Catholic schools. It can be found here.

Pat Winton - Assistant Principal RE


Many thanks to P.E. Specialist/teacher Rob Flexman for Wednesday's Swimming Trials. Thanks to your organisation Rob, and lots of help from many parents, the day went fabulously!


An Ikea table and three chairs are missing from outside the Year 1C Classroom. They are used for Marlee to enjoy lunch with her friends (we call it Marlee's Cafe). If anyone has an idea about where they may have gone, please let the office know. Thanks.


You may have seen some of your old favourites come home in your child’s library bag this week as we celebrate “The Classics”. Enid Blyton is our Author of the Month and her books have been rediscovered and enjoyed! We are building a beautiful Easter display with the help from our lower primary artists. It looks more colourful each day!

Mrs Butson

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery


Click here for summer menu

Mon 13 Mar - S Gray, K Lockyer

Wed 15 Mar - M Dixon, B Warner, G Gavin

Fri 17 Mar - K Swift, J Gardener

Leanna 0414 953 958


The next redemption date will be Tuesday 14 March.

School Banking is every Tuesday 8:15am - 8:45am at the Canteen.

See you next week.

Sonja, Christine and Natalie


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 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.

Woollen Jumpers

Our winter stock has arrived, and we now have all sizes in stock.

Faulty Boys Grey Socks

We have found that there is an issue with some of the boys grey socks.

If you have recently purchased a pair of socks, which has frayed around the top of the sock, please bring them in & we will exchange them for a new pair.

Alternatively, you may also fill in the form (available at front office) & leave the faulty socks at reception. We will deliver new socks to your child’s classroom (Mondays and Thursdays).

The supplier is aware of the issue & is working with the manufacturer to resolve the problem.

Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator


Dads’ and Kids’ Camp Out: This year the event will be on Saturday 18 March on the school oval. Its a great opportunity for the Dads to meet other Dads from the school and for the kids to have a great time (and give the Mums a well-earned rest). Dads are required to complete the Attendance Sheet and Code of Conduct and return to school with money by Tuesday 14 March.

The next P & F Meeting will take place on Tuesday 28 March at 7pm.

Simon Devlin, President, Holy Rosary P & F


2017 Sacramental Program

This Parish family based program covers the sacraments of Confirmation, First Eucharist and Reconciliation.

The dates are:


15th March at 7:30 pm in the Church.

You are required to register your child’s participation in the program at this session.

It is essential that a parent (or both parents) attend the Registration session. Children do not attend.

Confirmation: 10 June 6 pm Mass or 11 June 10 am Mass

First Eucharist: 9 Sept 6 pm Mass or 10 Sept 10 am Mass

Reconciliation: 21st Oct 5 pm or 28th Oct 5 pm

For further information contact Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 441

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence.
The law of fasting binds those who have completed their eighteenth year, until the beginning of their sixtieth year; the law of abstinence binds those who
have completed their fourteenth year.

Stations of the Cross - Will be in the Church every Friday evening at 7.00pm during Lent commencing on Friday 3rd March

Lent Healing Mass - Jesus “went round Galilee.... curing all kinds of diseases and sickness among the people” - Matt 4:23

This Lent come to the parish Lenten Healing Mass on Thursday March 23rd at 10.00am followed by morning tea prepared by Rosary Care. If you need transport contact Stephanie on 0409 204 369.

Mass Times

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am

Parish Office 0411 123 441

Email: olrppa@westnet.com.au

After hours: 9446 2055


Trinity College- Interviews are now taking place for Year 7 in 2019, with limited places available for Year 7 next year. Visit www.trinity.wa.edu.au or contact 9223 8121 to book a guided tour.

Iona Presentation College (Years 7-12) welcomes prospective families to one of our Open Mornings in March.

Thursday 23 March & Tuesday 28 March

Presentations commence at 9.30am in the College Sports Centre followed by a guided tour and morning tea. Bookings can be made at www.iona.wa.edu.au/openmorning

Come and meet us at 33 Palmerston Street, Mosman Park. T: 9384 0066

E: admin@iona.wa.edu.au

Keyed Up Music will be running keyboard and guitar lessons this year after school at Holy Rosary. Guitar spots still available! We run group lessons starting from $15.95 plus GST per lesson. To enrol, go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form or ring Therese on 1300 366 243 with any questions.

Relationships Australia -

· Dads Raising Teenage Girls - Wednesday, 29 March 6.30-9pm

· Successful Single Parenting - Wednesday, 5 April 6.30-9pm

Joondalup - Lotteries House, Unit7/70 Davidson Terrace - 6164 0200 to enrol

Riding for the Disabled Association - Carine Group will be holding a fundraising Pony Ride day at 77 Monyash Road, Carine during the school holidays on Wednesday 12th April between 9.30am and 12.30pm. There will be a Sausage Sizzle, Pony Rides, Cake and Book Stalls. Call 9448 6376

Hale Hockey Club Minkey Program

For more information click here: https://halehockey.com.au/cms/minkey-2017-welcome/

Holy Rosary School

35 Williamstown Road


WA 6018

Tel: (08) 9203 4500

Fax: (08) 9244 1931

Email: admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

Website: www.hrs.wa.edu.au