HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 2 Week 7 June 14 2019
If you were at mass on Saturday night you would have witnessed the good will, kindness and good humour, together with the reverence shown by the children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation, as well as their guardians and families. It was a very special evening. Father Peter made everyone most welcome.
The Musica Viva concerts on Wednesday were outstanding. They mark the culmination of the Music Programme taught by Michelle Kirwan. The musicians were exceptional as was the engagement of our children.
Congratulations to our Pre Primary Catherine Gang who did an awesome job of sharing their gifts with us this morning – you were amazing! What a great assembly.
We hope to see you at next week’s assembly led by our Year One Catherine Team. We look
forward to it!
Have a great weekend.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday 19 June
- Yr 1 Excursion - Brownes Dairy
Thursday 20 June
- CPSSA Winter Sports Carnival
- Yr 2 Class Mass - 9am
Friday 21 June
- Yr 1C Class Assembly & Awards - 8:55am
Monday 24 June
- Yr 3 Excursion - Constitutional Centre'
Tuesday 25 June
- Kindy Dance Concert - Gym - 9-10:30am
- HRC Meeting - 7pm
Friday 28 June
- 5D Class Assembly
Monday 1 July
- Holy Rosary Cross Country Carnival
Wednesday 3 July
- Reports go 'live' 12 noon
Friday 5 July
- Whole School Mass - 9am
- Free Dress - Gold Coin Donation
- Bake Sale - 2:30pm - Undercover Area
- End of Term 2
Pupil Free Days 2019
- Monday 22 July - PD
- Tuesday 23 July - PD
- Friday 16 August - PD
- Monday 19 August - Catholic Day
Mr David Edwards in Year 4 Dominic will be taking Long Service Leave for Terms 3 & 4 this year. We wish David all the best on his well-deserved leave.
I am pleased to inform you that Miss Claire Wilson will be taking over from David for the rest of the year. Claire is very excited at the opportunity to teach and support the Year 4 Dominic students. Claire will be spending some time with David this term to ensure a comprehensive handover.
CONFIRMATION YEAR 6
Over the weekend our Year 6 children undertook the Sacrament of Confirmation. We thank Kaye from the Parish and our teachers for preparing the children, Father Peter for engaging us all so beautifully in the Mass, and for all the families, sponsors, parishioners, teachers and friends who came along to support the children.
MERIT WARD RECIPIENTS - ASSEMBLY - FRIDAY 21 JUNE
Tuesday’s weather was lousy. Dropping children off in the morning can be time consuming, but this act of double parking, compromising access and potentially damaging our reticulation is not acceptable. The rules are for everyone. Please use the Drive Through in front of the hall, or park properly!
SEQTA Engage Parent Log-in
It is important that you please check your log in for SEQTA Engage as early as possible so that you will be able to access your child's report at the end of this term.
To do this you need to go to the following site:
or follow the link from our school website to “SEQTA Engage - parents” and use your username and password credentials that you set up last year.
New Families and PP parents were sent an email on Wednesday link inviting them to setup a username and password to SEQTA Engage.
If you have remembered your username but have forgotten your password, please click on the Forgot your password? link and an immediate email will be sent to you. The email will expire within one hour, so please action this immediately.
If you forgotten both of these, then please contact the school and we can remind you of your username.
MUSICA VIVA CONCERT
What a fantastic time we have had with our Musica Viva Concerts this week!
All the students at Holy Rosary were a part of the audience. The concerts were the culmination of a 10-week programme of work, giving the students opportunity to learn and experience the music and see instruments of the early Baroque period.
The concerts were presented as a musical and this gave our students a very different experience to how a musical can be presented, and as the musical was loosely based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions, we have also studied the life and works of Da Vinci.
Feedback of the performance from teachers and students has been very positive. The performers too thanked the Holy Rosary students for their fantastic concert etiquette and for being so engaged with the performance. Well Done Everyone.
Michelle Kirwan - Music Teacher
Congratulations to Hannah, Levi and Zara in Year 5, and Oliver and Thomas in Year 6 who completed altar server training this week. Your service and dedication are important parts of Our Lady of the Rosary parish life. We look forward to seeing you serving at mass soon.
Big thank you to Fr Chinh and the acolytes who supported the children throughout their training.
DATA COLLECTION FORM
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
NEXT HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY MEETING TUESDAY 25 JUNE
The meetings are informal and all parents are invited to come along be part of the community conversation.
Decisions from the last meeting on 28th May:
- Funds have been approved for portable soccer goals, bars in the upper playground and outdoor table tennis tables.
- The Bake Sale is scheduled for end of Term 2 and will again be run by Pre-Primary and Kindy years.
- With no volunteers forthcoming for a parent / family social event, there won’t be one this year.
- A Lapathon is scheduled for Term 3.
NEW PORTABLE SOCCER GOALS FROM HRC
The Holy Rosary Community has purchased portable soccer goals for the children to use at lunchtime. By getting involved in events and fundraisers, purchases like this are made possible.
Pre-Primary and Kindy will be running our annual Bake Sale fundraiser again, held on the last day of term. A great opportunity to stock up for the beginning of school holidays!
WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN 2019
Just over a week to go until the Woolworths Earn and Learn program closes. Please collect as many stickers as you can before June 25. (For every $10 spent at Woolworths you get a sticker.) The more stickers we receive the more equipment we will get from Modern Teaching Aids.
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK 2019/20
Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership via the link below:
Please note that all Entertainment Books purchased in June go in the draw to win 2 return flights to London.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Junior Chess Tournament is running at top speed with quarter finals next week. Our third group of year 5 Book Clubbers are enjoying catching up at recess to discover Felix’s latest adventures in “Once” and our previous Book Club groups are enjoying reading on through the series. Excitement is building for Book Week which will be held in week 5, term 3, 19-23rd August. This year the theme is ‘Reading is my Secret Power’ and we agree one of the best powers books give us, is the ability to relax. This weather is the best for reading! Have a great weekend,
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 17 June - N Hyndes, C Stevenson
Wednesday 19 June - R Cairnes, J Nolan
Friday 21 June - H Gregory, D Taylor
Wednesday Soup of the Day - Potato & Bacon
Leanna 0414 953 958
Please download pdf below for Term 2 Winter 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 email@example.com 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.
Christine, 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 - 0411 123 441
Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199
Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334
Mothers Prayers - June 2019
18 June, 25 June
17 Angelico Street
We will reflect on the Sunday Readings and pray for our families and the children of the parish.
Meetings start at 1.30 and finish at 2.30 pm followed by a cuppa. We welcome any parents from the school to join us for one or more meetings.Toddlers welcome.
Enquiries: Dorothy Ph 0478 397 934 . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UFO Craft Group in June
We meet again on Wednesday June 26 in the Parish Community Centre at 9.30 to 11.30am.
Come and join us as we design single bed rugs knitted in strips, knee rugs crocheted in squares or novelty items for the Christmas tree.
Thank you to all the donors and the craft members who produced the 6 knee rugs and 17 single bed rugs which we presented last Sunday to the Parish St Vincent Paul Society for people in need.
Dorothy, Anne, Terese and Miriam