HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL
NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 4 | 3 NOVEMBER 2023
Well done to Grace and Frankie, who both broke records at the CPSSA this term. They set a new record for both Year 3 and Year 5 girls turbo javelin! We are so proud of you both!
Both love and power are necessary building blocks of God’s peaceful realm on earth. Love utterly redefines the nature of power. Power without love is mere brutality (even in the church), and love without power is only the sentimentality of individual lives disconnected from the Whole. The gospel in its fullness holds love and power together, creating new hope and healing for the world.
An amazing World Teachers Day Morning Tea on Wednesday! Rose Cosentino organised this on behalf of the P&F. We can’t thank you and Rose enough.
Running, swimming, riding, singing and more. What a week!
We celebrated Music with our Buddy Concert. This was not something we did last year, and it was a whole heap of fun! Really different, really enjoyable items. A big thankyou to Michelle Kirwan our teacher of Music who initiated the concert and did so much to prepare the children. It was a monumental effort.
And Hale Connect Triathlon on Tuesday followed by the Triathlon championships at Champion Lakes today rounded off another amazing week. A great teacher of Physical Education and great children giving it their all.
Enjoy the weekend
Staffing 2024 Update #1
Only one update is being mentioned today, the rest of the details are shared on November 17. This information is being shared now because the person concerned is connected to all of us.
Leanna Wightman, our remarkable Canteen Manager, is leaving us at the end of the year. It has been a difficult decision for her, but both for personal reasons, and for reasons of escalating compliance as required by Local, State and Federal authorities, Leanna is calling it a day. I know many of you will celebrate with Leanna at her Canteen Party on November 22. If you’re not, please swing by and catch up with her some time.
In conversation with Rose, President of our P&F, we know that nobody can replace Leanna, and this means a change of operations from February 2024. We have started to set things in place and will share more information with you in a few weeks. The big deal right now is to thank Leanna for a remarkable innings.
Cough Cough COVID
We have confirmed cases right across school, with 43 children away on Wednesday. We also have staff away. Thank you to the parents and guardians who have informed us of this and are keeping their children home. Vigilance is key. Please follow their example and keep children home if they are unwell. The last thing we need is a run of illness. Thanks very much for your support.
Children's Crossing on Rosewood Avenue
Please Note - Children’s crossing information near Sadoc Street. This information comes from the WA Police Force.
The Traffic Warden who works at the Children’s Crossing on Rosewood Avenue, near Sadoc Street is unable to work on Monday the 6th of November, he will also only be available to work afternoon shifts from now on. Unfortunately we have no relief staff available to cover the position.
We have had interest from parents wanting to plan for 2024, and we are happy to share what information has been finalised so far.
Term dates and student free days:
January 31 Wednesday - Term one begins
March 4 Monday - Public Holiday
March 5 Tuesday - Student free professional development day
March 28 Thursday - Term one ends
April 15 Monday - Student free professional development day
April 16 Tuesday - Term two begins
April 25 Thursday - ANZAC Day Public Holiday
April 26 Friday - Student Free Day
June 3 Monday - WA Day Public Holiday
June 28 Friday - Term two ends
July 15 Monday - Student free professional development day
July 16 Tuesday - Student free professional development day
July 17 Wednesday - Term 3 begins
September 20 Friday - Term 3 ends
October 7 Monday - Term 4 begins
December 8 Friday - Term 4 ends
May - Confirmation scheduled for May. Date TBC
August 24 - Saturday 6pm - First Eucharist
September 10 Tuesday and 11 Wednesday 9am - Reconciliation
Nominations for School Advisory Council and P&F 2024
Nomination forms can be collected from the school Office and returned to School no later than close of business Friday 10 November 2023 and elections for P & F will be held at the upcoming Annual Community Meeting on Tuesday 14 November.
A reminder that all school fees are due to be fully paid by 30 November 2023.
Making Jesus Real in Year 1
Kindy to Year 5 - To assist us with planning for next year, please complete the form below if your child is not returning to Holy Rosary next year. Families are obliged to provide at least one term’s notice in writing of their intention to remove a child from the school, otherwise a full term’s fees may be charged. Please remember to indicate which school they will be attending next year.
CPSSA Athletics Carnival
Exciting Day of Athletic Achievement at CPSSA A Division Athletics Carnival.
We are thrilled to share the incredible results of our talented athletes at the CPSSA A Division Athletics Carnival, which took place on October 26th at the State Athletics Stadium. Our students showcased exceptional skill, determination, and sportsmanship, making us proud beyond measure.
In a fiercely contested competition, Holy Rosary Primary School finished an impressive 2nd, coming in just 44 points behind the winners, Saint Columba. The final results are as follows:
1. Saint Columba: 5579 points
2. Holy Rosary: 5535 points
3. Our Lady of Grace: 5460 points
4. Mel Maria: 5345 points
5. Saint Peters: 5274 points
6. Saint Helena's: 5217 points
7. Saint Kieran: 5143 points
8. Ursula Frayne: 5067 points
Our athletes displayed unwavering determination and teamwork throughout the event, and their hard work truly paid off. Their outstanding performances in various events contributed significantly to our overall score, and we couldn't be prouder of their achievements.
A special mention to Frankie and Grace who broke the CPSSA records for Turbo Javelin. What a brilliant achievement, we are very proud of your efforts.
Thank you to our teachers, parents, and staff for their continuous support and encouragement.
Physical Education Teacher
Year 4 SciTech Excursion
The Year 4 excursion to SciTech was filled with curiosity, wonder and discovery. The students all loved the experience of the 3D space planetarium, the nature show and the variety of science experiments on offer. They were able solve a ‘who done it’ crime scene investigation using forensic skills. It was a great day had by all.
Remembrance Day - Saturday 11th November
Poppies are for sale from reception for a gold coin donation, thank you.
As we get closer to the end of term, please can I ask that you support your child/ren to remember their library bags and return or replace any overdue or missing books. Next week is our last borrowing week with all books due back in week 6 as I am on leave in week 7. Thank you so much for your assistance with this.
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Our year 6 Christian Service group is coordinating the collection for the annual Vinnies Christmas Hampers. If you have any of the below items to spare, please add them to the tub in your child’s classroom before week 8. Please no fresh food or alcohol. Any toiletries will be donated to the Migrant and Refugee Group.
Many thanks for your support,
2023/2024 Term Dates
Term 4 , 2023 - Monday 9 October - Friday 8 December
Term 1, 2024 - Wednesday 31 January - Thursday 28 March
Term 2, 2024 - Tues 16 April - Friday 28 June
Term 3, 2024 - Wed 17 July - Friday 20 September
Term 4, 2024 - Monday 7 October - Friday 6 December
Administration of Medication
The new Executive Directive from Catholic Education Western Australia requires schools to alter the Administration of Medication Request Forms for children being administered medication at school. Please use the form in the link HERE.
Thank you very much.
Love these smiley faces!
Thank you Jackie and Elena, Rose, Tracy and Leah, Laura, Antonietta and Cara.
Movie Night RSVP
If you haven’t already, please RSVP to the Movie Night via the link below by this Monday 6th November.
P & F Nominations 2024 Now Open
The period of election to the Holy Rosary P & F Executive and Committee is one year. Vacancies exist for Vice President and Secretary. The Holy Rosary P & F meet on the third Tuesday of each month for an hour, from 6-7pm.
Nomination forms available from the school Office. Please complete and return no later than Friday 10 November 2023.
- Five days a week during term time
- Vacation Care during school holidays.
- Available for children attending Kindy through to Year Six
These are highly regarded courses/workshops and at Holy Rosary we certainly recommend them.