HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 7 - 20 March 2020
Another fun and engaging week is drawing to a close at Holy Rosary.
When I arrived at school on Monday morning I was met with many stories of big cricket games, learning to set up tents, adventures with friends, delicious BBQ’s, embarrassing Dad’s jokes and a few soggy mattresses – all from the Dads and Kids Campout. The vibe on Saturday afternoon was a really fun and positive one. There was a great turnout and as I walked through the tents it was great to see so many happy faces. I would like to acknowledge everyone who helped out with the event and give a huge shout out to the Dad’s and kids who helped to pack up and clean the school. It was left in perfect condition, ready for Monday morning.
Over the next week or so, students from Year 1 to 6 will be completing their standardised testing. These tests help teachers to see improvement over time, compare scores to Australian Norms, show curriculum areas to focus on, group students appropriately and set the curriculum accordingly. The assessments are in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Mathematics and as always, teachers will be making every effort to help all students feel comfortable and relaxed about completing assessments. At Holy Rosary, assessment is not made out to be a big deal, but rather one part in the learning process.
Finally, in an update on COVID-19, I continue to thank everyone for your vigilance in helping students with their personal hygiene and for keeping in regular communication with us regarding your decisions around self-isolation. When we all communicate regularly, our community is far better off and the school is able to maintain our calm, happy and safe learning environment. In a decision made today in line with current information, we have decided to postpone parent-teacher interviews due to be conducted in Week 10. This means that we will not be closing early on Tuesday 7th April as previously planned. Teachers will make contact with parents where a meeting is required immediately and likewise, if there is something specific you need to discuss in the short term, please get in touch to make a time.
While this is obviously a challenging time, I would like to acknowledge all our parents for doing such an amazing job. They are all such wonderful happy, enthusiastic, creative and resilient young people and that is because of the love and guidance you give them every day. They are really lucky to be in such a caring, supportive environment both at home and when they come to school. Keep it up and we will too!
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION TO SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
P & F NEWS
DADS AND KIDS CAMP OUT
This years the Dads and Kids Camp Out was the largest (and wettest - even without sprinklers) on record with approximately 120 families and over 300 people attending. Despite the wet weather, dads and kids enjoyed themselves even with some campers escaping the wet weather staying overnight in the comfort of dry homes.
Thanks to everyone who helped out with running the event especially Joe, Gavin, Adam and Craig. Also many thanks to Farmer Jacks in Woodlands for their continued support.
HOLY ROSARY 2020 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
HOW TO PURCHASE:
Like last year, go to the following website / link and enter your details. 20% of all sales through this link go towards Holy Rosary. Last year Holy Rosary raised $1484 from Entertainment Book purchases - which was fantastic! So please continue to support our school and purchase through the following link. Share this link with your family and friends!
Any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
I am so excited to welcome back our beautiful students to their library this week. We had so much fun for St Pat’s Day and everyone is loving being able to borrow books again. I am open before school from 8.30-8.45am if anyone forgets their bag, but will be closed at recess and lunch. All returned books will be kept aside for a week before being placed back on the shelves for the next borrower. Reading is a wonderful way for us all to escape the worries of daily life while learning at the same time and we have so many new books to feed our imaginations and help us to relax. I have been building a parent library full of resources on parenting including dealing with anxieties, puberty etc. You are most welcome to borrow under your child’s name – please pop in to see what I have available.
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 23 March - J Catina, B Luca
Wednesday 25 March - B Madaschi, T Owen
Friday 27 March - A Love, W Hawley, N Foster
Still seeking more helpers in canteen.
Leanna 0414 953 958
Notice from CommBank School Banking
The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused from 18 March 2020 until the start of Term 2. Please don’t bring your deposit book with your weekly banking into school and we will notify you when banking will recommence.
Nancy, Grace & Toni
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
Parish Office - 9446 2055
Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199
AMENDED OFFICE HOURS
For the time being the office will only be attended on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 - 11.00. Kaye will be working from home and can be contacted on her mobile - 0411 123 441
No Lenten Healing Mass 2020
There will be no Healing Mass in Lent 2020 in order to safeguard our older and sick parishioners. Please pray for their good health.
Dorothy Johnston - Rosary Care
Meetings are suspended in line with parish guidelines.
However if you require yarn to keep yourself busy over the coming months please ring me and arrange a time to collect some.
Dorothy Johnston 0478 397 934
MASS & SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM CHANGES
The Archbishop has directed that all public Masses at all churches and chapels across the Archdiocese of Perth will be temporarily suspended until 8th April.
Parishioners can celebrate Mass in their own homes via Free-to-air Television. ‘Mass for You at Home’ is shown at 6.00am every Sunday morning on Channel 10.
The celebration of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation and all the workshops have also been put on hold.
The Gibb (River Road) Challenge 2020 – ‘Wheelie Tyred’
In mid-May we will be embarking on an adventure to the Kimberley, participating in the 700km Gibb Challenge, cycling mountain bikes along the notoriously gnarly Gibb River Road. Although an adventure in itself, the primary driver behind our participation is to raise funds for Royal Flying Doctor’s Service (RFDS). The RFDS play a critical role in supporting health care provision across our vast state.
If you would like to sponsor the team and lend support to the RFDS please follow the link below. All contributions graciously received.
With sincere thanks,
Mark Adkins, Jeff Ferguson, Gav Vucic and Craig FosterTeam ‘Wheelie Tyred’ – Gibb Challenge Team 2020