Term 1 Week 5 - 6 March 2020

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Hello from Nanga bush Camp!

I am writing this from my chair in the dining area of the camp, overlooking a steep valley full of jarrah trees that leads down to the Murray River. It is a humid 30 degrees and the sounds of echoing laughter, basketballs and Mr Edwards playlist has been constant since I arrived here. I am happy to report that the Year 6 students are having an absolute blast and all are doing well.

Any homesick tears have been overcome quickly with the help of awesome friends and each activity has given the students new challenges to conquer. The food has been great, we have bats and rabbits for company at night and a couple of very friendly kangaroos have come to say hello each evening. I have no doubt there will be plenty to talk about when the kids arrive home on Friday afternoon!

I would like to congratulate one of our Year 4 students, Ari, as well as a couple of Year 6s, Bobby, Lawson and Thomas, for their state tee-ball championship win on the weekend. Obviously lots of hard work and commitment was required and this is a great way to end the season. Well done boys!

Understandably, there are a number of people in our community who are concerned about the risk that Coronavirus poses for our schools, students and parents. This is a major world event and it is important for people to talk to each other and discuss the implications. I would also like to remind everyone to be careful what is said to children and in front of students and to be kind and sympathetic to each other when having these discussions. Holy Rosary continues to work with all families in this difficult time and I want to assure people that we are keeping abreast of all the latest information from the Department of Health, the Department of Education and CEWA. A reminder that at this stage the current information suggests that the risk of transmission in WA is low. If you are looking for any more information, the latest flyer for parents can be found below:

Information for schools, students and parents -


Hard to believe that we are now half way through the term. I look forward to the P&F events on offer in the coming weeks and a reminder that Parent / Teacher Interviews will be in Week 10. More information on booking will go home closer to the date.

Have a great, safe and relaxing weekend

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


Saturday 7 March

Registration for all Sacraments - 6pm

Sunday 8 March

Registration for all Sacraments - 10am

Tuesday 10 March

Growth & Development Parent Talk 6:00-7:40pm

Saturday 14 March

Dads and Kids Camp Out

Monday 16 March

Yr 6 Growth & Development Talk 9am-10:30am

Yr 5 Growth & Development Talk 11am-12:15pm

Tuesday 17 March

P & F Meeting

Wednesday 18 March

Year 5 Class Mass - 9am

Friday 20 March

Year 6 Assembly & Merit Awards

Fun Night - 5pm - 8pm

Wednesday 25 March

Year 3 Class Mass - 9am

Friday 27 March

4D Class Assembly & Merit Awards

Monday 30 March

Swimming Trials

Sacramental Registration

Registration Masses for enrolment in the 2020 Sacramental program will be held this Saturday 7th March at 6pm and Sunday 8th March at 10am. Parents of children in Year 3 (Reconciliation), Year 4 (Eucharist) and Year 6 (Confirmation) will be asked to register their child for the reception of the Sacrament. Families may choose whichever mass best suits them. We look forward to seeing you there.


Please remember that from 3:30pm the Dominican Playground is licenced to the Discovery Kids Outside School Hours Care and you are asked to please ensure you vacate the area before that time. OSHC cannot come up to use the Playground until it is vacated.


School Fee Accounts were emailed earlier in the week.

Can ALL FAMILIES please ensure the Payment Plan Option form is returned by Wednesday 11 March.


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Holy Rosary students Bobby, Ari, Lawson and Thomas were part of the WINNING Wembley District U12s tee-ball team playing at the State Carnival at Langley Park over the long weekend. Well done boys for being the best in the state in your division.



Entertainment Memberships are now 100% digital. Saying goodbye to the iconic hard copy Book wasn't an easy decision, but it significantly simplifies the experience for our fundraisers, reduces our environmental impact and allows us to provide flexibility for members and merchants.


  • User-friendly: Instantly search and redeem offers or check out the Near Me tab to find offers, wherever you are.
  • Memberships start anytime: Flexible start date, Memberships are valid for 12 months from when you activate (15 months if you take advantage of the Early Bird offer now on in Feb/March!)..
  • New offers automatically added: As soon as we sign a new offer, you get access to it. No more waiting for the next print run!
  • Multiple devices: You can still share your Membership with your family. Encourage your partner and kids to download the App so they can access valuable savings when out.
  • Convenient: The App means that as long as you have your phone, you have your Membership too (no more lugging around the book).
  • Easy gifting: We've made it simpler than ever to gift an EntertainmentMembership – simply purchase from your chosen fundraiser and the gift Membership will be delivered instantly to your inbox.
  • 3 Different Memberships: there are 3 different membership levels you can purchase:
    • Single City Membership $70
    • Multi City Membership $120 (all cities in Australia, New Zealand and Bali)
    • Multi Plus Membership $230 (Same as Multi City but for 2 years)


  • When you buy an Entertainment Membership from Holy Rosary between 1st - 31st March, you will receive a $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card!
  • If you purchase a Single City or Multi City membership, you will receive 3 months extra membership (as the physical books were valid until 31 May 2020).


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: holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

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This Campout will be held at the school on Saturday 14th March and apart from general helpers we need around 5 dads to take on an active role in running the event, taking the lead in setting up, running games, setting up for movie, cooking breakfast and cleaning up. There's not a lot to do but many hands make light work. For the tradition to continue in the coming years, we need some dads to step up and volunteer.

Please get in touch with Nathan Byrne (nathan_byrne@hotmail.com or 0419629090).

Don't forget to get your completed forms with money into school no later than Tuesday 10th March so catering can be finalised.

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Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


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 holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

TFBHR Facebook page - see what we get up to

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Science Snippets

Year 4 investigated friction and how it affects speed and distance travelled of a car. We discovered that foil and polyester had the least friction so the car travelled the furthest when placed on those materials.

Year 1 investigated how sound is made by vibrations. We felt the vibrations in our voice box. We felt vibrations on a balloon when we spoke on it. We saw the rubber band vibrating when we pulled it. Sound is a vibration.

Tanya Skinner - Science Teacher


While we are awaiting the reopening of our library space, we are trialling Wheelers ePlatform until the end of March. This is an app on your child’s iPad that allows the loaning of ebooks and audiobooks. The students have been instructed on how to use this, but as always we are grateful for your supervision of all school technology in your homes. Please feel free to contact me via admin should you have any concerns or queries. A mobile library service will visit PP, year 1 and 2 from next week, but as we hope all students will be borrowing books again soon, it would be wonderful if library bags could be sent to school next week, week 6, to stay in the classrooms ready to go.

Many thanks for your support and patience,

Mrs Butson

“And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to an end; but that was not to be.”
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis


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

Monday 9 March - N Rodrigo, S Paolino

Wednesday 11 March - A Alsworth, C Byrne

Friday 13 March - C Miraudo, N Ferguson

Desperately seeking more helpers in canteen.

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 1 Summer Menu.


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the room next to the Admin Office.

How to Get Started with School Banking

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.

Thank you


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.



Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

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Saturday 7 March at 6pm

Sunday 8 March at 10am


Parent Talk (Fr Greg Donovan)

Wednesday 13 May at 7pm

Commitment Masses:

Saturday 16 May at 6pm


Sunday 17 May at 10am

Parent/Student Workshop:

Wednesday 20 May at 5pm or 6:30pm

Confirmation Day:

Saturday 6 June at 6pm


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Newman College Parent Information Session

As part of our Newman Parents information series, the College has an upcoming FREE parent session. The Newman Parents series is NOT exclusive to Newman families and we welcome all parents and guardians from our extended Catholic community.

The College is welcoming back Dr Justin Coulson one of Australia’s most respected and popular Positive Psychology & relationships speaker, facilitator, author, and researcher (particularly in family life). The topic he will be presenting is: Inside the Mind; Raising an emotionally intelligent Child.

In this session, Dr Justin will share his expertise and equip parents to become more emotionally intelligent when it comes to their child. See a short intro video by Dr Justin with more information about the session https://youtu.be/y4b_FS1yYeU The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

When: Wednesday 18 March, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Where: Newman College Auditorium, 216 Empire Avenue Churchlands

RSVP: jo.dunn@cewa.edu.au

This session is for parents only. We hope that parents will use the information they learn to better educate themselves.

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Newman College is now inviting applications for students seeking entry to Newman College for Year 7 2023.

The College will hold Twilight Tours for prospective families on Tuesday 7 April 2020. Families will experience our Vision for Learning Shine through Discovery as the College grows our students to be critical thinkers in their faith and learning journey. Discover our learning pathways, co-curricular opportunities, facilities, services and our proposed learning spaces of the future.

The evening will also include an Information Presentation which will commence at 5.30pm in the Marist Auditorium, 216 Empire Avenue, Churchlands.

If you wish to register for one of our Twilight Tours please use this link: https://www.newman.wa.edu.au/book-a-twilight-tour/

For further enquiries, please contact the College Registrar Flora.Hughes@cewa.edu.au

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