Term 4 Week 2 - 23 October 2020

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Good afternoon everyone,

I want to start my newsletter today by recognising an AMAZING person in our school community. Laurie Evans has been in the Holy Rosary office for over 20 years and her dedicated, hardworking, friendly and professional approach has been an asset to our community. In my time here I have not only seen Laurie’s dedication in her role, but to the families in our community as well. It is not uncommon for parents to pop in for a chat, let her know how older children are going or share a story of the holidays. I know I speak for all the staff, students and parents when I wish her all the best in the future, full of travel and time spent with her husband, children and new grandchild! I know she hates a fuss, however, this is not my problem so as Monday is her last day please feel free to come in and say goodbye!

Things are heating up here at Holy Rosary and so are all the fun and exciting things that are happening at school. Our classroom teachers have worked really hard in the background making up for lost time and many of our classes have been out on excursion recently. Our Year 4 students went to Scitech on Tuesday, the Year 1’s were riding bikes at Constable Care last Friday. From the pics I saw, they had an absolute blast!

Our older students have begun training for interschool athletics before school and this week I saw a large group of our Year 5 and 6 students participate in the HR Duathlon run by Rob and Julie. This is huge for our kids in light of the fact that Hale Tri was cancelled. I thank both Rob and Julie for giving up their time for the benefit and enjoyment of our students. Our Year 5’s also presented their Night of the Notables speeches on Monday and Tuesday night and they all did an amazing job. They were organised, excited and highly entertaining. Well done to all the students, their parents and of course our awesome Year 5 teachers for organising the evenings. Our Book Week Parade was also a lot of fun yesterday and it was great to see our Kindy Classes out there for the first time. Big thanks to Holly for making it happen!

Down in the parish we are now half way through our FHC Masses which have been spread out in light of the current COVID restrictions. These masses have been lovely celebrations for our very enthusiastic Year 4 classes. From Week 3 our Year 3 students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation which again is being done slightly differently this year. Later in the term we are fortunate that our Year 6 students will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation which has been well received by parents and students as this was up-in-the-air for quite some time. I thank Father Peter, Kaye and Aleana for all their hard work in making this possible under such tricky circumstances.

On Tuesday night I attended the P&F meeting and organisation for the Family Fun Night in early November is well under way and this is no small feat in such a busy term. I am sure it will be a fantastic opportunity to come together as a community and enjoy each other's company. If you haven’t already, please let us know in the form if you plan to come so we can plan appropriately. Big thanks to all the P&F for their hard work to ensure the event is a success. A reminder that the P&F always welcome and encourage new faces at their meetings and you do not have to commit regularly. They are all a lot of fun and the whole team are committed to improving our school in many different ways.

Have a great weekend - enjoy the footy and the sunshine!

Geordie Thuijs



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 'Families' tab on our website https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/


Please remember if you receive an SMS saying your child is absent - please reply with your name and the child's name and class and reason for absence.


Saturday 24 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 6pm

Sunday 25 October

  • 1st Holy Communion - 10am

Monday 26 October

  • Kindy 2021 Get to Know you Day
  • Pre-Primary Excursion - Cicerellos

Tuesday 27 October

  • Confirmation Retreat

Thursday 29 October

  • CPSSA Athletics A Division

Friday 30 October

  • Year 2 Class Assembly & Merit Awards

Monday 2 November

  • Year 6 Excursion - Walking Tour - Perth

Friday 6 November

  • Year 4 Class Assembly & Merit Awards

Hall parking and drive-through

Next Wednesday, 28th October, the hall car park and drive-through area will be closed as a crane will be on-site removing the church roof. For Wednesday only, drive-through will take place in front of the church entrance where staff will be available to help students out of the car and walk them up to school.

Please travel south down Angelico Street and use the first driveway to enter the drive-through, as shown in the diagram below.

Church Parking

Please do not park in the parking bays in front of the church. These bays are to be kept free for parishioners attending 9am mass.

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This is a new section of our newsletter that we hope will highlight some of our important policy, safety and procedure documents that we use within the school. This is designed to keep you in the loop and give you small bits of information to read at your leisure, keeping everyone on the same page.

Code of Conduct:

Early this term our staff have been reviewing the Holy Rosary Code of Conduct and discussed examples of different situations to see how it can be applied. I encourage our staff to know and understand the code and to discuss any actions that may be seen as in contrary with the code with myself or Aleana. I encourage everyone in our community to understand the 12 Conduct Statements and get in touch if they see behaviour that is not in line with this. Student safety is always our Number 1 priority and when all adults in the community hold each other to a high standard, student safety is improved. This Week we have introduced the 12 Conduct Statements and provided detail of the first two.

  1. You act safely and competently.

  2. You give priority to students’ safety and well-being in all your behaviour and decision making.

The whole Code can be found on our website.

Disputes and Complaints Policy:

The second thing I would like to highlight is our Complaint and Dispute Policy. I would like to start by saying that I always encourage feedback and robust discussion with parents as the partnership between home and school is a vital one. You are the first educators of your children and need to be their biggest advocates. Where an issue does arise, there are processes in place to ensure any dispute or complaint is dealt with effectively.

Merit Award Recipients Assembly Friday 30 October

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School 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. Click Specials 2020, then select the album titled: Holy Rosary School Specialist Groups - 2020
3. You will then be required to enter a password to view the Album. The password for this HGDJEN20

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, November 2, 2020 – 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 ordering.perth@msp.com.au


Please click on links below for Teams and Parent Help.

My child has had the MMRV vaccination but he got chickenpox. Why?

Being immunised against varicella (chickenpox) will greatly reduce the chances that your child will catch chickenpox, but sometimes your child may be infected with the virus. Children who have been immunised and still catch chickenpox will get a milder form of the virus, with a less severe rash, a lower fever and they will recover more quickly. Having two doses of the chickenpox vaccine provides children with increased protection against the virus. The Australian government funds one free dose of chickenpox vaccine, and parents can purchase a second dose later if they choose. The cost of the second dose is $80.


Crazy Camel Christmas Gifts

This year the P&F have been looking for new and innovative ways to involve the Holy Rosary community in fun and practical fundraisers. One of these fundraising ideas was to ask each student to create a piece of art (mainly Christmas themed) that will be used to turn into keepsakes your family will love.

You can view and order your child's artwork and the products available soon. We will provide this link when it becomes available.

Ordering will be open for 10 days starting on Tuesday 3rd November and will close on Friday

13th November @5pm WST.

This is a fantastic idea for Christmas gifts. Your order will be returned back to school in early December and delivered to your child’s class, ready in time for the end of the 2020 school year.

Every purchase will benefit our school and will bring joy to your child to see their creation turned into a mug, tea towel, bag or ornament you will enjoy forever!

Cookbook Update

With an overwhelming response to our Holy Rosary ‘Home Made’ cookbook and time and shipping restraints due to COVID, we unfortunately will not have our cookbook available for purchase in time for Christmas 2020.

We will be hosting a book launch early 2021, so please keep an eye out for more information to come.

This gives you a little more time to submit anymore recipes you would like to have included – http://publishedauthors.com.au/recipes/ - perhaps a festive drink or treat?

If you would also still like to submit photos, please continue to send them through to holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

For those families leaving the school at the end of the year, but would still like to purchase a copy, please submit your email below to add to our mailing list when the cookbook is launched.

Christmas Markets & Family Fun Night

Saturday 7 November

School Oval

4pm - 8pm

· Local Stallholders

· Food vans

· Music

· Raffles

· Kids Entertainment

· Art & Craft

· And a whole heap of Christmas fun!!

BYO picnics if you wish, rugs and chairs

Please RSVP your attendance below:

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Calling for Stallholders

If you would like to be a stallholder for our Christmas Markets, please fill out the attached form and send through to holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

You don’t need to have a business, if you love knitting slippers, making jam or crafts, this could be a great opportunity to sell some of your work!

You are welcome to forward the form to any family or friends that also may be interested.

Join the P&F or Become a Parent Rep!

We are always looking for more people to join our P&F team. It’s a great way to learn more about the school, meet other parents, have some fun and give back to our community.

We are looking for a Treasurer, Secretary and general members to come on board.

We would also love to have parent reps in place by the time we start school in 2021.

So if you are considering taking on this role which involves communicating with class parents, organising social functions and coordinating a part of one of the school’s community events, please download the form below and hand in to the Office.


If you have any questions about what joining the P&F or being a Parent Rep involves email our P&F President, Anita Carr at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Business Directory

The Business Directory is being revamped in 2021. We love supporting our local business community and want to continue to bring you opportunities to do so.

We won’t be taking any new businesses into the directory at this time but if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email us at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


Thank you to everyone involved in making Book Week 2020 such a success!! The weather was magnificent, the children looked incredible and the atmosphere was super fun!! Huge thanks to our staff for organising the beautiful art and for dressing up, to our Library Monitors for being excellent comperes and to Tyrese and Vincent and their team for the fantastic music!! The art will remain on display in the library until the end of week 3. Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Butson

“And Max the king of all wild things was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.” - Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Book week 2020


All book club orders need to be submitted online. You can follow these steps:

1. Go to scholastic.com.au/LOOP and either sign in or register your account.

2. Click on ORDER and then select your school and your child’s class.

3. Add your child’s first name and last initial if you are setting up an account.

4. Enter the item number from the book club catalogue and pay.

5. All orders are sent directly to the school and will be delivered to your child’s classroom.

*There’s no need to return paper order forms or payment receipts back to school *

If you would like to order some books as presents just send me an email to let me know and I will leave your order in the office for you to collect instead of being handed to your child.

Thanks everyone,



ORDERS DUE: 29th October 2020


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

Monday 26 October: N Hyndes

Wednesday 28 October: F Deane, T Owen

Friday 30 October: T Paolino, S Brown

Leanna 0414 953 958




BLACK TIGHTS - SIZES 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 - $5.00

Please note Uniforms are to be ordered online through Perm-A-Pleat. Go to the School website www.hrs.wa.edu.au and follow the Families Link on the top right of the page.


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.


Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0412 445 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au


Saturday: 6:00pm

Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm