HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 3 Week 9 - 14 September
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Again, the importance of being present to this moment, and appreciating it, is reinforced.
‘Night of the Notables’, an important moment in the Year Five calendar, was an outstanding success. Children inhabited their chosen character in front of sizeable audiences, and were exceptional. Congratulations to all of them, to their families for your support, and teachers Sandra, Lauren and Pat for having them so well prepared.
Thank you Rob Flexman for a great day of sport today! The athletics carnival has been awesome, with every child involved, as well as loads of parents helping in myriad roles. Congratulations to every child for giving of their best. Your determination, effort and being a good sport is what makes the day such a special one.
Art Show, Gym, Sunday, 2-4. Don’t miss it!
Term four draws to a close next week, on Thursday, marked by our end of term Mass at 9.00am. It would be terrific if a big contingent of parents were able to join in too. On the way to Church, why not take a look at the remarkable work of a team of parents, supported by teachers, with materials funded by our HRC, who continue to do amazing things to the Preprimary playground extension. It looks remarkable! Children are congregating at the entrance to that space and are so keen to get in and use it. Check out FB for a video. Thank you, thank you.
Have a great weekend!
Mark de Kluyver
ONLINE CANTEEN ORDERING
How to get started:
- Visit www.Quickcliq.com.au
- Sign up by completing the registration form
- Receive a confirmation email with activation link
- Activate your account and login to website
- Add a student and nominate Holy Rosary School
- Order whenever you like.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday 16 September
- Art Expo - Gym 2-4pm (Please note change of finish time)
Thursday 20 September
- Pyjama Day - Gold Coin Donations to Caritas
- Whole School Mass 9am
- End of Term 3
Tuesday 9 October
- Start of Term 4
- Summer Uniform to be worn
Friday 12 October
- Whole School Mass - 9am
Saturday 13 October
- Reconciliation Commitment Mass - 6pm
Sunday 14 October
- Reconciliation Commitment Mass - 10am
Wednesday 17 October
- Reconciliation Parent/Student Workshop 5-6pm - Library
Saturday 20 October
- Musical Bingo - 7-10pm - Gym
Student Free Days for 2018
- Friday 21 September - Staff Day
- Monday October 8 - Staff Day
PARKING IN DISABLED BAYS IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL
Enough already. There are still people using these bays at the front of the school who do not qualify to do so. Despite being reminded - by staff and parents – not to park there, it is still happening! This behaviour is contrary to the Holy Rosary Code of Conduct. It disrespects people who need these bays to collect children. Do not treat them in this way please. Stay out of the bays. The Ranger has been called in the past and will be called again if need be. People are upset enough to be planning to take the name and shame approach, and to take pictures of offending vehicles to publicise this inappropriate behaviour.
If this is you, you have been warned.
Brightpath: Writing Assessments Term 3, 2018
Staff at Holy Rosary continue to explore new opportunities to provide you with feedback. SeeSaw has been a very successful vehicle for this. In an attempt to build on that feedback, next week we are taking the opportunity to share with you, information about your child’s writing. Writing achievement is a whole school focus for 2018 and the use of Brightpath has aided significantly in developing that focus. Beginning as a trial school in 2016, we are now consolidating the use of Brightpath, and feel confident to share this information with parents. You will receive reports on your child’s writing as well as a copy of the writing the assessment is based on. All this will be hard copy. Coincidentally, the creator of Brightpath is Dr Sandy Helsiger, whose children once attended Holy Rosary. Small world!
Students Not Returning in 2019 #3
JUST A Friendly reminder
As we approach the end of Term, there are still a considerable amount of school fees outstanding. Please make every effort to make payment of these by end of Term, Thursday 20 September. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
Musical Bingo is our major fundraiser for 2018 and we'd love to have you there. Get a table together of 8-10 people and book tickets via the above Eventbrite link.
Saturday 20th October 2018
Doors open 6:30pm
$25 per person (tables of 8-10)
See you there!
HOLY ROSARY BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Night of the Notables
Night of the Notables is one of our well known and much anticipated upper primary experiences. The Year 5 children have been very busy this term planning, researching, writing and practising their notable speeches. Everyone had a go – and nailed it! We are so proud of them. Big thumbs up for the Year 5 teachers and parents!
Congratulations to our three overall footy tipping champions!
What a fantastic effort!
To all those winners who received prize vouchers during the footy tipping season please remember to use them over the coming week as they will expire end of term 3.
The Holy Rosary Chess Tournament is over for another year. A huge congratulations to our winners from our senior competition. Jonathan Hie 6D is our 2018 Chess Champion, with Zachary Brearley 6D in 2nd place and David Gardner 5D, in 3rd. Well done to all of you!! A special mention to Bobby Bogos 4C who came 4th. This year we had 3 girls in our final 8 and Stella Ferguson 3C, took out 4th place in our Junior Comp. It has been truly wonderful to see more girls participating in Chess. Thank you to all of our 151 Chess Competitors and our amazing Umpires. We also celebrated Roald Dahl’s birthday this week and have enjoyed rediscovering his classics. Any overdue books must be returned to the library before the holidays. If you have misplaced/damaged a book, please replace it over the holidays so we can get ready for term 4.
Many thanks, Mrs Butson
“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away.
And in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” The Oompa-Loompas to Mike Teevee in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl.
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 17 September - A Hernandez, N Hyndes
Wednesday 19 September - N Belladonna, M Della Franca
Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Minestrone
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.
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 email@example.com. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator
HOLY ROSARY OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday Evening - 6:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm
Parish Office - 0411 381 334 (Kaye is away until 27 Sept)
Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199
Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334
This Term Keyed Up Music will be teaching Guitar Lessons on Thursday as well as Keyboard lessons on Monday and Tuesday after school. Lessons start from $17.50 for a group lesson of 4 people, $18.10 for a group lesson of 3, $22.55 for a shared lesson and $33.00 for an individual lesson. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form