HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 4 Week 1 October 18 2019
Message from the School Board
Dear School Community
You may be aware that our School Principal, Mr Mark de Kluyver, will be on leave for the entirety of the 2020 school year. In term 3, the Catholic Education Office advertised for qualified candidates to undertake the role of short-term principal for 2020.
The School Board represented our School & Parish community in this process, and given where our School is at in its journey, identified the following key elements in our search:
- understanding of Students with Disability centres;
- knowledge of Capital Development Planning, or ability to manage a CDP;
- a focus on implementing our recently developed strategic plan;
- understanding of how to engage our children in learning relevant to our School context; and
- ability to build relationships with our community in a contemporary manner.
On behalf of the School Board, I was on the panel with our School Improvement Advisor (CEO) and an experienced peer principal, as part of a competitive merit-based selection process.
I am pleased to announce that Mr Geordie Thuijs was the successful candidate for the role and has been appointed Principal for 2020. It is testament to the capability of the School’s leadership team and their commitment to the journey our School is on.
School Board Chair
Dear Parents and Guardians
Welcome back! Term four here we come! It has been such a delight to see happy faces ready to embrace another wonderful term together. Much planning has been done in order that everyone has plenty of notice as to what lies ahead. It is good. Hopefully we will get to see many of you at our different celebrations.
Some explanation of the plans is included in this newsletter.
Thanks so much to our Year Six Student Leaders who led our whole school Mass this morning - well done! Thanks also to Michelle our music teacher and her choir , and to father Peter. This was a beautiful liturgy.
P & F Meeting - 7pm Tuesday in the Staffroom. Why not come along?
Have a good weekend.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday 19 October
- Reconciliation Commitment Mass - 6pm
Sunday 20 October
- Reconciliation Commitment Mass - 10am
Monday 21 October
- Kindy 2020 Get to Know you Day
Tuesday 22 October
- HRC (P&F) Meeting - 7pm - All welcome
Friday 25 October
- World Teachers Day
Saturday 26 October
- 5pm - Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday 29 October
- Year 5 Class Mass - 9am
Thursday 31 October
- Year 4 Class Mass
Tuesday 5 November
- CPSSA Div B Interschool Athletics Carnival
- Hale Connect Triathlon
Friday 8 November
- Primary Triathlon Championships
TERM FOUR NOTES
This week commenced with the Parent/Student workshop for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. as well as the retreat today for the students in Year Three. The sacramental programme is run by our parish, Our Lady of the Rosary. The sacramental programme runs very successfully, and we appreciate the work of the parish administrator Kaye Shervington who does so much to support Father Peter and Father Chinh, who themselves are a gift to our community. The parish mantra is ‘Welcome’ so do take them up on the invitation.
Our School Masses at the beginning and end of term are just that, with our children from Pre Primary to Year Six attending. We love company at these masses! Celebrating together in faith is a wonderful experience. Father Peter and Father Chinh make everyone very welcome.
Class Masses sees the children of a particular grade attend 9am mass, generally on a Thursday. Parents, including those who don’t have a child in that grade, are very welcome to join them. Father Peter has a standing invitation for parents and friends to join him for a coffee afterwards in the parish centre next door.
The Holy Rosary Community meeting on October 22 in the staff room is, open to all parents. The meetings are to the point and are a great opportunity to share thoughts about the ways in which the HRC supports our community.
World Teachers Day is on Friday October 25. Why not make a fuss of your child’s teacher!
The School Board and P&F AGM is on Tuesday November 19 from 5-6pm. This is a most important meeting, with reports presented by the Board Chair and Board Treasurer, followed by reports from our P&F President and Treasurer. The work of these volunteers is highlighted at this meeting. It provides a very real sense of the work done to make our community an ever better, ever stronger place. Your show of support by attending this meeting, is highly valued. Please be there if you can.
Grandparents Day is on November 15. We introduced this last year and is was incredibly well received, so we are keen to do it again. The format has changed thanks to feedback. Last year our visitors arrived at 11, visited the classes, had lunch with their grandchildren, then left at around 2pm.
This year, we will be inviting grandparents (or their representatives) to come at lunch time, have lunch with their grandchildren, visit the classrooms and then have the option of taking the children home at the end of the day – with parent permission of course! Let’s see how this change works.
The Christmas Concert on December 10 is a fabulous event! Everybody comes and we look forward to your company.
Year 3 MJR
Year 3 have been inspired by the words of Kid President and his list of ‘things we should say more often.’ Each child came up with one thing that they can do more often to make Jesus real at Holy Rosary and we would like to pass on their lessons to the rest of the school! By doing little things each day, we can live in the Spirit of Jesus and make the world a better place!
WHAT WE DID ON THE HOLIDAYS BY KINDY D
ARTWORK BY YEAR 3D
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS BEC - WESTFIELD LOCAL HERO!
Thank you for your votes for Bec Watson as a Westfield Local Hero. Bec is one of three winners (along with Hayden from Red Frogs and Amanda from HOPE) to receive a $10,000 cheque towards our Sway Fun Glider – which has now been ordered!
Liz Laverock (Head of our Siena Centre) and Megan Boekhoorn (HRC Vice President) joined Bec at the celebratory morning tea with the Westfield staff. Bec spoke about what the money means to our school community and blew them away with her Tobii eye gaze presentation.
We are very grateful to Westfield for this wonderful initiative.
LAPATHON - RETURN YOUR FORMS & MONEY
Thank you to all those who have already returned your Lapathon forms and money raised.
If you have not done so already, please return your lapathon form and any money raised back to your class teacher as soon as possible. Please ensure the form and money is together and clearly labeled in an envelope or zip lock plastic bag.
The sooner the forms are returned, the sooner we are announce our winners and hand out prizes! Thank you.
** SOCCER CLINIC – TERM 4 **
After school soccer clinic run by TFC (The Football Centre) will run for 7 weeks starting in Week 3 October 28th from 3.15pm - 4pm. See below for more details and how to sign up.
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK 2019/20
Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership via the link below:
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
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 21 October - N Hyndes, C Stevenson
Wednesday 23 October - K Glew, L Pyvis
Friday 25 October - S Ford, N Ferguson
Leanna 0414 953 958
Please download pdf below for Term 4 Summer Menu.
Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am
Click below for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or ordered through Quickcliq (the same as the online canteen ordering) https://quickcliq.com.au/ These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator
School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Meeting Room next to the Uniform Shop.
Nancy, Grace & Toni
MASS TIMES - 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 - 0412 445 199
Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334