Term 3 Week 3 - 4 August

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

By now many of you will have heard that our Parish Priest, Father Peter Nguyen will leave us at the end of August. He will be returning to Melbourne. Father Peter has been a gift to our community. His kindness, faith, humility, and his support for our school will always be remembered fondly. We are in your debt Father Peter!

Father Peter will be farewelled at the 10am Parish Mass on Sunday 20th August and it would be great to see a big contingent there. His final school mass will be the Feast of the Assumption on Tuesday 15th August. Again, it would be fabulous if as many of you who can, did join us.

Father Peter Hoang OP will be taking over from him.

Thanks to Assistant Principal Pat Winton who co-ordinated today's festivities to celebrate the Feast of St Dominic, our patron saint. It was a great day and a lovely way to celebrate the instigator of a remarkable religious tradition.

Year One Dominic strut their stuff at next week’s assembly and we look forward to your company.

Best wishes

Mark de Kluyver


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Tuesday 8th August

Yr 5 Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment

Tuesday 8 August

Board Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom

Friday 11 August

1D Class Assembly, Merit Awards

Tuesday 15 August

Yr 3 Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment

Tuesday 15 August

Whole School Mass Feast of the Assumption led by Year 4

Friday 18 August

PPC Class Assembly, Merit Awards

Saturday 19 August

Eucharist Commitment Mass - 6pm

Sunday 20 August

Eucharist Commitment Mass - 10am

Tuesday 22 August

P & F Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom

Wednesday 23 August

Eucharist Parent/Student Workshops 5 - 6pm & 6:30 - 7:30pm

Friday 25 August

Book Week Parade - 8:55am

Monday 4 September

5D Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library

Wednesday 6 September

5C Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library

Wednesday 20 September

End of Term 3

Monday 9 October

Term 4 commences

Student Free Days 2017

  • Thursday 21 Sept - Staff PD
  • Friday 22 Sept - Student Free


school fees

These were emailed on Thursday 27 July to families with balances on the account. This is the final account for the year and we ask you to make every effort to make payment of the account in 14 days unless you have made other arrangements with the office.


2D - Daniel Cruise, Joshua Paolino, Levi Napoli

3C - Bobby Bogos, Thomas Butson, Hannah Woolfrey

3D - Luke Wandel

4C - Pippa Maddaford

4D - Axel Wood, Matilda Lloyd

5D - James Kuenzel, Mary Mullins, Caitlin Kendall

6C - Isaac Mouchemore


Lap-a-thon Friday 8 September

We are very excited to be running a Lap-a-thon this term to help raise funds for the contemporary classrooms. This is a really fun event for all the children to get involved in - and a way for them to actively contribute towards the classrooms they are so keen to have. The idea is to be sponsored for completing as many laps as possible within 30 minutes. Please let Michelle Della Franca know if you can help out on the day: mich75@iinet.net.au

Please click HERE for Info Form

Please click HERE for Pledge Form

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Silent Sport Auction by email

We are running a silent auction for two fabulous sporting opportunities, to help raise funds for Holy Rosary. These could be a great Father’s Day gift (yes, it’s next month!) or birthday present.

  1. A day in the Channel 7 commentary box with Dennis Cometti and Mark Readings
  2. Private training session for your team with Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage

The auction is open to anyone – please tell your family, friends and sports clubs about it.

Email your bid to holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com by Monday 14 August.

Click HERE for Information Sheet

Entertainment Books: To order an Entertainment Book online please go to www.entbook.com.au/8437a8 - The cost of a Book or Digital Membership is $70. Forms are also available from the School Office.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary

The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who want to support the School Community.

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 on mark@sensefs.com.au.

Niki McGuinness - Trigg Chiropractic & Integrated Health

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Get to know Niki...

What do you do?

I'm a Chiropractor and I opened up a multi disciplinary clinic at Lynn Street shops, Trigg 18 months ago (not far from Yelo). I now have a great team of 3 chiropractors, physiotherapist, sports soft tissue therapist and the physio and I run clinical pilates classes regularly in the clinic. We also have 3 beauty therapists so all options are covered!


Why did you choose your professions?

I was working as a Registered Nurse and suffered a pretty bad back injury in my 20's. I couldn't carry a litre of milk without pain. I spent months seeing Physios, Occ Health GP's and even did a back rehabilitation program. Two years after the injury, I returned to the UK for 12 months and found an Australian Chiropractor which was life changing for me. I was so inspired that I decided to venture back to uni in my 30's and trained 5 years to be a Chiropractor so I could help others, like he had helped me. It was a tough journey, but I love what I do now.

Have you ever danced in the rain?

I'm English! We do everything in the rain!

What Cheers you up?

All the joys of life cheer me up: time with my girls, husband, family, friends but also just simple things such as the sound of the rain, sand in between my toes, a walk along the riverside oh and I love a good coffee.

What is your favourite knock knock joke?

I don't often remember jokes but Soraya had one for school recently:

Knock Knock. Who's there? Lettuce Who? Lettuce in, it's cold out here!

Does your family have a motto?

We have a few sayings in our house, I think my favourite one is 'you get what you get and don't get upset'. That one comes out a few times as you can imagine. I also like to inspire determination so we are not allowed to say ‘can’t’ but instead we say ‘'If you think you can, then you will'.

If you could take only three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

Well I really should say here that I would just take my two kids and my husband but if I was just going for a couple of nights, I think I would love all my family to come too. We would also take boat so we could leave when we wanted and finally, if any of you watched Mythbusters, apparently all you need to survive on a deserted island is duct tape. So this would be my third item.

Find out more about Niki and her practice at Trigg Chiropractic & Integrated Health and remember to think Holy Rosary first!

Library News

The Senior Chess Tournament is well under way, already in round 3, with 55 students participating. Friday 25th August (week 6) is our Book Week Parade, with the theme for 2017 being “Escape to Everywhere”. We are LOVING our new bean bags!! Reading and relaxing in the library is great for our busy brains. 4D is to be commended for their excellent borrowing this term. They are fantastic at remembering their library bags and really making the most of their sessions. Well done 4D!!

Mrs Butson

“Reading never wears me out.” Olivia, by Ian Falconer


Click here for winter menu

Mon 7 August - S Paolino, N Belladonna

Wed 9 August - M Broderick, T Menage, K Milankov

Fri 11 August - K Lindsay, N King

Wednesday’s soup will be: Turkish Red Lentil

I'd love to have a few dads volunteer for Canteen duty on Friday 8 September.


Leanna 0414 953 958


How to Get Started with School Banking

Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide ID 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.

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

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 or 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.

Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator


Please click HERE for the OSHC Newsletter.


The Feast of the Assumption Tuesday 15th August is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be at 9:00am and 7:00pm on that day.

Farewell Mass Sunday 20th August - There will be a Mass to farewell Fr Peter at 10:00am in the Church and you are all invited to attend a morning tea following the Mass.

Healing Mass 7th September 10.00am - (Our Lady of the Rosary Church)

We hope winter has been kind for you all.Come to the next Healing Mass to praise God for your gift of health and for those who care for you.

Be the ones who are invited who turn up for the celebration and in the right gear!

Agape Prayer Group will sing with us and Rosary Care will serve the Morning Tea.

For transport assistance ring Christine 9244 3288

2017 Sacramental Program

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

  • 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 44

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: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

After hours: 0422 836 900


Newman College - Enrolment for 2020 - Applications are now invited for enrolment into Year 7 2020. Newman College invites families to attend our Twilight Tours and Information Evening on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

To register your attendance for both the tours and Information Evening, or if you require an Enrolment Pack, please contact the Enrolments Office on (08) 9204 9405 or registrar@newman.wa.edu.au . Applications close Friday 25 August 2017

St Mary's School/St Joseph's School Merredin - 90th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion on Saturday 14 October 2017. For details/queries please call 9041 1907 or go to our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1280999235332626/

Are YOU a Former Student or Staff Member?

Are you a former student or staff of St Joachim’s, Xavier College, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Mercy or Ursula Frayne Catholic College? We are looking for you to join the newly formed Alumni. Let us help you reconnect with your old school and friends. Go to our website www.ursulafrayne.wa.edu.au and complete the registration form (under Community) or contact Mary McGonigle on 9470 0925 or alumni@ufcc.wa.edu.au to have a form sent to you. In 2019, we celebrate 120 years since our foundation school was opened and we would like to have as many former students and staff join us in celebration.

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