HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 3 Week 6 Friday 27 August
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Another week of freedom, for which we are so grateful.
Last week’s Science incursion from Scitech was well received by the children and we thank Ms Skinner for arranging it, together with the great butter marathon! Tanya and the children from across all classes made butter and flavoured it. Some of the flavour combinations will probably never be seen outside the classroom but were fabulous fun to make!
Today’s Book Week Parade up in the gym was a hoot! The variety of costumes just took your breath away - how amazing! Thank you to Holly Butson, library administrator and pastoral worker - student well-being for organising this joy filled event! Thank you also to the parents and guardians who encouraged their children to get into the spirit of the day.
Next Friday see the Fathers Day Breakfast. Followed by the Year One assembly. What a morning! We hope to see you then.
Have a great weekend
Again, thank you so much for keeping sick children away from school. They recover more quickly and really reduce the risk of spread. It makes a huge difference and we really appreciate it.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday 1 September
- Eucharistic Talk Greg Donavan - 7pm Parish Centre
Friday 3 September
- Fathers' Day breakfast - Dominican Playground - 7:15am
- Year 1 Assembly - Gym 9am
- Eucharist Retreat Day - Gym
Wednesday 8 September
- Eucharist Parent/Student Workshop 4C - 5pm/4D 6:30pm - Parish Centre
Thursday 9 & Friday 10 September
- School Photos
Friday 24 September
- End of Term 3
Monday 11 October
- Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 12 October
- Start of Term 4 - Summer Uniform
VISIT FROM CHRISTINE TONKIN MLA, member for Churchlands
We were pleased to receive a visit from Christine on Monday. She was very supportive of our Art Show, purchased the class piece completed by Year Two Catherine, and – at the request of the P&F – paid for the pinup boards used for the exhibition. We thank her very much for her interest in and support for our school. It means a great deal.
CAR PARK SAFETY
The last piece of the puzzle has been completed. The crosswalk from the school ramp down to the Church steps and the Church ramp has been painted. Thank you so much for adhering to the flow and parking expectations of the car park. It makes life safer and easier for everyone .
Ex student Andrew Bannister riding in the Tokyo Paralympic Road Race next week
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR YEAR 1 ASSEMBLY - FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER
TEACHER GET TO KNOW YOU - ANTHONY D'ALOIA
Who was your favourite teacher in school and why?
My Year Seven teacher, Mr Tony Murphy. He entered me in the school’s annual Pasta Eating Competition in 1997, where I finished in first place and came home with a basket full of Italian fine foods. I don’t think my mother’s ever been prouder of me.
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
The handkerchief tied into four knots at the corners and worn as a hat. I really feel it wasn’t given a proper chance.
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
I can’t stand them. I usually say I have a heart condition or that my doctor says it’s best that I don’t go on them, just to get out of riding them.
What’s your favourite family tradition?
Sunday lunch which brings gnocchi, lasagne, cutlets and all stove burners flaming Bessemer pots…. And the arguments, which get started over nothing.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Al Pacino. The only guy who’d do a good job.
What’s your favourite zoo animal?
The African Lion. I went to the Western Plains Zoo earlier this year and stood there watching them in awe for about twenty minutes. They’re such majestic creatures.
What was the last book you read?
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body. Bridget really wanted me to read it to her the other day during silent reading.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Visit my parents in our hometown in Italy and head around to some of the neighbouring villages, soaking in all the sites, vineyards and local restaurants.
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
To be able to turn water into extra virgin olive oil.
FOUR PILLARS OF HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY (P & F)
Wow we’ve been blown away by your enthusiastic support of the Lapathon.
It certainly was a fun day all-round.
Our highest fundraiser was Leo F from PPD - thank you so much to you and to all your sponsors, we hope you enjoy your prize.
We’d like to again thank our prize donors for their generosity - Slater and Gartell sports, Rebel Sport Innaloo, AFL Shop Innaloo, The Football Centre, Westcoast Eagles and Western Force. There was a whopping total of 5487 tickets in the raffle draw at last Friday’s assembly.
The raffle draw turned into an event in itself, with much excitement, fun and cheering, capably overseen by our fabulous student leaders.
Below is the list of prize recipients congratulations to all;
1. Taylor C 4D - $50 Slater Gartrell voucher and high bounce ball
2. Maya P 4C - $30 rebel voucher and high bounce ball
3. Axel J 1C - $30 rebel voucher and high bounce ball
4. Mia C 3C - $30 rebel voucher and high bounce ball
5. Ari B 5D- $30 rebel voucher and high bounce ball
6. Mitchell P 2D- $30 rebel voucher and high bounce ball
Minor prizes (with high bounce ball);
Elle K 2C, Stella F 6C, Nathan R 4D, Lucy F 5D, Elliot B 2D, Leo F PPD, Zofia M 2C, Lucy F 5D, Oliver R 4C, Xavier R 2D, Bridget S 3C, Ethan H 1D, Cooper W 2D, Elijah G 6C, Jayce G PPD, Matilda K 3C, Angelo C 2D, Holly R 4D, Zac L 6D, Emily P 4C, Maxwell K 2C, Adriana P 6C, Sophia P 1D, Sophie B3C, Angelo C 2D, Isabella A 2D
The extended recess prizes for:
The most laps run junior (PP-yr2) went to 2C who collectively did 564 laps or an average of 18.2 per class participant
The most laps run senior (yr3-6) went to 5D who collectively did 607 laps or an average of 21.7 laps per class participant
We still have 2 more extended recess prizes to award for the most money raised per class JNR & SNR but will do that in the coming weeks as there is still money being collected.
For those still needing to return their pledges 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
Every cent counts!!
FATHERS DAY BREAKFAST
The annual Father's Day Breakfast is back again!
Friday 3 September, 7.15am
Dominican Playground Grass Area
- Breakfast for Dads & Kids
- Coffee Van for Dads to purchase coffee
- Fun Photo booth
- Lots of fun celebrating Dad!
Purchase your tickets below at $3 per person plus booking fee
Business Shout out
A shout out to a few more of our amazing Holy Rosary Businesses. Big thanks for supporting our cookbook fundraising project. Support local!If your family or business would like to donate to the playground and receive thanks through school correspondence/social media etc please contact me asap email@example.com. Worthy donations will also be included on the playground signage and remembered for years to come.
ASBURY PARK – Homewares & Gifts – Floreat (Gemma Meunier)
Showcasing some of Australia’s top interior brands alongside Gemma’s own soft furnishing pieces, Asbury Park brings out the ‘want factor’ in all of us. Ideal for a beautiful last minute gift or a stand out piece to refresh your décor.
From exquisite original artwork to custom furniture, a feature vase, scented candle, woven basket, jewellery, a totally original cushion or a lush throw – Asbury Park has it all.
Gemma’s space is a true reflection of herself. Warm, bright, bubbly and full of style. Be inspired and benefit from her expert advice whilst not even noticing that you’re actually having a really good time and good old laugh.
Gift Hampers are also a specialty of Gems – give her a budget, a brief and she’ll work some magic. A huge help for those collaborative presents (teachers end of year/coaches etc) so something to keep in mind.
Now also online at www.asburypark.com.au
MDH Legal – Legal – Osborne Park (Melissa Dixon)
MDH Legal is a boutique legal practice servicing clients in relation to Property Law, Conveyancing, Settlements, Estate Law, Probates, Power of Attorney(s), Will and Inheritance matters.
A large division of MDH primarily focuses on settlements and conveyancing. So when buying or selling a property, whether it be residential or commercial give them a call and they will help you through the process.
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR WILLS SORTED? Something I think about every New Year and luckily for me, another main focus of MDH.
Melissa has kindly also offered a preferred rate to our Holy Rosary community so be sure to mention where you’re from when you get in touch.
Sonic Learning – Learning Programs – Woodlands (Claire Hutchinson)
Claire’s story is really quite awesome. Having struggled at school herself and been diagnosed at 20 with an Auditory Processing Disorder, she’s made it her life’s work to help kids in similar situations.
Now as an Occupational Therapist, Claire works with other health and education professionals to deliver programs that help children with listening, language, memory and attention difficulties. Sonic Learning’s programs address the underlying cause of learning difficulties rather than band-aiding the symptoms.
Claire has a true passion for what she does and an obvious soft spot for kids (with her 4th on the way). Appreciating that the two biggest limitations for young families are time are money, Sonic is committed to helping you invest both wisely.
Sonic offers a free phone consultation with a learning professional to discuss your child’s needs. If you feel their services might help your child, jump online or give Claire a call to find out more www.soniclearning.com.au
Contact The P&F
We would just like to take this opportunity to thank our Holy Rosary community for all your support and assistance so far this year. We couldn’t do any of this without you all.
Thank you 😊
Your P&F Team
Science Week at Holy Rosary
Last week was National Science Week which means that science was highlighted in all schools across Australia. The theme was 'Food by Design'
At our school, the children from many classes had an opportunity to make butter with a flavour of their choice. We placed cream in a jar, added a flavour of choice, then shook the jar until the buttermilk and the butter separated.
If the children wanted to, they had an option to taste the butter they had designed and made. The junior primary mostly made butter with chocolate chips! whereas the older children were a bit more adventurous with curry, herb and garlic butter being made. (Ms Skinner ensured everything was hygenic and safe for each class).
Junior classes learned about how potatoes are farmed, and the older children watched a very interesting video explaining how food waste is turned into electricity. This video came from the bio station at Cockburn. You may wish to view it:
We also had fun designing our favourite delicious sandwich. The fillings were very creative! (For years 2 and above, please check Seesaw to see what your child designed)
On Wednesday 18th Scitech visited with a Super Science Show that children from Kindy to Year 6 got to view. The theme was Chemical Sciences with the shows entitled 'Mix and Make' and 'Element of Surprise'. The favourite 'Elephant's toothpaste' was made as was 'fluffy paint' and a bubble bath mixture. The children really enjoyed the shows!
WOW! Another amazing Book Week Assembly! Thank you to all of our students for dressing up and their families for helping them to bring their favourite book character to life. Thank you also to our amazing staff who always get into the spirit with their costumes and helping the students with some magnificent art! The art will stay up in the library next week before being sent home. Special thanks to our Music Monitors for creating great atmosphere and the amazing 2021 Library Monitors who worked so hard to make this assembly so much fun. I hope everyone had a fantastic day. Photos to follow next week. Enjoy your weekend.
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.”
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 30 August: D Thorpe, T Owen
Wednesday 1 September: D Borgas, R Summers
Friday 3 September: S Pyne, K Nolan
Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Chicken & Chickpea
Leanna 0414 953 958
UFO (Unfinished Objects) Craft Group
Our wool supplies are diminishing rapidly so if you want to clear out your unused balls of wool we can make use of them.
So far, we have made 36 rugs to be donated to Vinnies, Migrant/Refugee Outreach and Shopfront for the Homeless.
You can put the wool in the Vinnies Basket at the entrance of the Church or drop off to the Parish Office/Community Centre Tues to Friday between 9.30 to 12.30.
Enquiries to Dorothy 0478 397 934