HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 3 Week 8 Friday 10 September
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In answer to the question, ‘where am I on the journey?’ - the answer lies within us. Powerful stuff.
Wednesday’s Eucharist parent child workshops were very well attended. No doubt the Eucharist commitment masses over the weekend will be too. The following Saturday evening sees the children make their First Communion. This all makes for a big faith commitment on the part of themselves and their families. We congratulate them and pray that they will be richly blessed on their journey.
Next Friday sees our school athletics carnival for our Children from Pre-Primary to Year Six take place on the oval. Pray for great weather! This is a popular event for parents and extended family to come along to, and we would welcome the pleasure of your company. We are only too well aware that these opportunities are not available around much of the country so hope that you can be a part of it.
Enjoy the weekend.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday 11 September
- Eucharist Commitment Mass - 6pm
Sunday 12 September
- Eucharist Commitment Mass - 10am
Wednesday 15 September
- Year 5 Excursion - Fremantle Prison
Thursday 16 September
- Friday's Canteen orders due 9am TODAY
Friday 17 September
- Athletics Carnival
Saturday 18 September
- Sacrament of the Eucharist - 6pm
Monday 20 September
- PP Excursion - Caversham Wildlife Park
- Night of the Notables - Year 5C
Tuesday 21 September
- Night of the Notables - Year 5D
- P & F Meeting - 6pm - Staffroom
- School Advisory Council Meeting - 7pm
Friday 24 September
- Whole School Mass - 9am
- End of Term 3
Monday 11 October
- Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 12 October
- Start of Term 4 - Summer Uniform
TEACHER GET TO KNOW YOU - ANA JOHNSON
My Year 6/7 teacher, Dave Kent. He was so genuine and funny, and he told the most amazing stories! I have several Banjo Patterson poems imprinted into my memory thanks to him.
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
Probably the bowl haircut, so I could feel less embarrassed by photos from my childhood.
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
As long as they don’t go through any tunnels, I’m good!
What's your favourite family tradition?
Late night walks on the golf course across the road from my parents’ house.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
I asked my husband who should play me, and he said Sir Ian McKellen… I’m not sure what to make of that.
What's your favourite zoo animal?
Elephants for sure. I could watch them for hours on end!
What was the last book you read?
The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
I’d probably hike somewhere beautiful and then spend time reading and writing. I’d also have a massive bag of snacks!
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Such a hard question! I would probably choose to freeze time. I’d be so productive!
Holy Rosary Athletics Carnival September 17
Thanks to the mums and dads that have offered to help next Friday in the Y 3 – 6 carnival. I would still love another 5 helpers. If anyone is free please contact the office firstname.lastname@example.org. I will message you all early next week with further details.
Rob Flexman - P.E Teacher
OUR FOUR PILLARS P & F NEWS
Fathers Day Breakfast
Wow what an amazing turnout we had for our Father’s Day Breakfast. It was great to see so many Dads enjoying the morning with their kids. The hot food, cereal, fruit, and croissants went down a treat and was a great way to start a Friday! Everyone enjoyed the tug of war with the kids being victorious on the day. An awesome raffle was also drawn with the Hayes, Bradley, and Spiteri family winning some great prizes including a ladder, framed West Coast Eagles poster, and a carton of beer! Special thanks to all our P&F volunteers and our year 5 parent volunteers for all your many hours of hard work to make it such a great event.
We hope all you Dads enjoyed it and got some rest on Father’s Day!
Just a friendly reminder that pledges from the Lapathon are due!
Every cent counts and the class overall winners will be announced next week so please get your remaining pledges in!! The winning classes will get some extra time at recess to enjoy.
You can either Direct Deposit into the following account with your children’s names and class as the reference, or send cash in an envelope to the front office.
Holy Rosary P&F
If you would like to donate to the playground and help its completion whilst leaving a little bit of your family at the school for years to come please contact email@example.com.
We aim to recognise worthy donations through correspondence, social media and on custom signage near the playground area. Business donations can also be made.
Dates to remember
- P&F Meeting 6pm
Science Talent Search Competition
We have a number of students from Holy Rosary School entering the Science Talent Search Competition. They have completed investigations, posters, videos and research.
Ms Skinner will be helping with the judging of the competition over the next month or so.
We wish all of the students the best of luck with their endeavours.
In Pre-Primary we have been learning about lots of different materials.
We are lucky enough to have a carpentry bench. The children were very excited to try using wood and metal this week.
We were very careful to ensure we didn't hit our own fingers! It was great fun.
Congratulations to all 40 Senior Chess players! The winner of the Holy Rosary Senior Chess Tournament for 2021 is Antonio T. Anthony Bs played a great game coming 2nd place, with William T in 3rd and Spencer T 4th. Another fantastic ending to a great chess season!! Well done!!
I am always amazed by the skill of our players from year 1 to year 6 and am grateful for the expertise of our year 5 and 6 umpires. Thank you for teaching and encouraging your children to participate in this great game! Chess will be back in 2022 so keep playing.
We asked each other in library ‘R U OK?’ and watched a short info video. The students have brought home some yellow conversation starters and I hope they are asking you if you are ok too!
“Chess was the only thing Hermione ever lost at, something Harry and Ron thought was very good for her.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
🍔🥪🥗 Athletics Carnival Lunches🍔🥪🥗
Hi everyone, well the big day is almost upon us again and its time to think of what to prepare for lunch!
There will be a limited Special Events Menu on that day, and to help with catering I am asking for ALL orders to be in by THURSDAY 9am!
NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN ON FRIDAY.
Spectators are, again, invited to forget about bringing lunch and let us do the work. For this to run smoothly, if using quickcliq – please use the Add Student function and for each spectator so as a label is produced for each lunch ordered, please put in the comment section if the order is for a spectator or a child as the orders will be placed in separate boxes.. don’t forget to put the faction on the order.
Recess will not be available to purchase so please bring your own.
Lunches, if the faction is stated on order, will be delivered to the corresponding marquees.
Drinks and Ice-creams etc will not be able to be pre-ordered but are available to be purchased at any time at the canteen.
Any questions, please call me on 0414 953 958. Hope everyone has a marvellous day!
P.S. if anyone has time to relieve any of my wonderful volunteers, feel free to pop in!
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 13 September: J Nolan, C Pereira
Wednesday 15 September: L Pyvis, S Lynch
Friday 17 September: Sports Carnival - K Swift, L Elliot, S Breheny
Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Thai Green Curry
Leanna 0414 953 958
DISCOVERY KIDS VACATION CARE PROGRAMME
Children's Liturgy returning Term 4
Would you like to come to weekend Mass in our school Parish but feel you can't because you have young kids?
The good news is Children's Liturgy will be returning to Sunday 10am Masses where fun and age appropriate activities to break open the Word of God for kids from Kindy to Year 2 are held during the 10am Sunday Mass.
For more information, or if you would like to help out (no experience necessary!) please contact Carli Woolfrey on 0422402218 or firstname.lastname@example.org