HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 2 Week 3 Friday 13 May
A week with a difference, with a lot of our community away with the virus. Quite a bit of information has been shared via Seqta. The virus is not welcome, but not a surprise, more a reflection of what is going on in our wider community. What is important is that all of those in our community recover well and quickly. We really want to see you back on deck!
Congratulations to Holly, Anna and the Library Monitors for a remarkable Book Fair this week. It was truly fantastic!
P&F meeting online on Tuesday. All welcome. If you would like to attend please email us by midday on Tuesday and you will be sent a link.
For the first time in a while, assembly next week is in the gym. Our Year Six children are itching to perform! Our MJR and Merit Awards will also be presented then, and names can be found in this newsletter. We look forward to your company.
Enjoy your weekend.
Keep well, keep happy, keep safe.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Tuesday 17 May
- P & F Meeting online - 6pm
- SAC Meeting online and face to face - 7pm
Friday 20 May
- Year 6 Assembly/Merits - Gym 8:55
Saturday 21 May
- Confirmation Commitment Mass - 6pm
Sunday 22 May
- Confirmation Commitment Mass - 10am
Saturday 28 May
- Sacrament of Confirmation - 6pm
Student free Days 2022
- Monday 6 June - Public Holiday
- Monday 18 July
- Monday 15 August
- Monday 10 October
MAKING JESUS REAL
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS FRIDAY 20 MAY
Thank you to our wonderful community for your support of Book Fair. Staff and parents, thanks for your flexibility as we made changes for it to go ahead safely. It has been a great success and the students have had an absolute ball. The library has lots of free new books and funds for extra special items. Library Monitors Jade, Vera, Roseleah, Amelia, Sam and Oliver have, as always, been outstanding and without their help this week, it would not have run as smoothly. They truly did make Jesus real with their kindness and thoughtfulness. I hope you all enjoy your books and I will get any orders to you as soon as they arrive. Thank you again,
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
― Charles Dickens
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 16 May: M Dixon, F McLean
Wednesday 18 May: B Robbins, R Summers, Asha Julian
Friday 20 May: K Hayes, N Foster, J King
Wednesday Soup of the Day: Butter Bean Soup
Leanna 0414 953 958
OUR P & F NEWS
We hope you all had a wonderful Mothers Day.
'The Virus' has certainly made its' presence felt in our school community this past week. Wishing all those who are ill, a manageable and speedy recovery. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if we can help in anyway.
Our next P&F meeting is this coming Tuesday (17th) at 6pm. This will be an online Microsoft teams meeting. All are welcome to join the conversation. Please let Michèle in admin know by noon Tuesday if you'd like to join and a link will be sent to you.
We had a couple of articles shared with us recently which we thought we would share with you;
- As we all know there is no right or wrong way to Parent and at times we may find ourselves needing to change things up. It's always lovely to read, hear or recognise we are on the track and equally so to find new strategies/ideas to add to our bag of Parenting tips/tricks!
- Raising successful kids
I particularly like point 2 on developing empathy as it links so nicely into positive self talk which is known to make you feel good about yourself and the things that are going on in your life. Working as a speech therapy assistant I've seen first hand how positive self talk enhances the approach of Zones of Regulation that our school and many others have introduced this past few years. The Zones of Regulation approach is a positive visual guide which assists children to label the emotion and in a fun way learn which emotions they may feel when in each zone. Under each zone there is a list of tools which the children can use to get from the zone they're in back to the green zone (these are developed as an individual class or ideally with the individual child).
Continuing this learning at home can only enhance this approach further. As children become more aware of their emotions and why they might be feeling a certain way they may begin to add positive self talk & safely express what they might need to regulate themselves. For example "I'm frustrated with this toy" (labelling the emotion, sharing their feelings ) "I can do this, I just need a break" "I know what to do" (positive self talk) which with time may lead into "I think I should pop it down and get a drink of water" or "I'll put it down and take some deep breaths" (positive self talk and acknowledgement of what they may need to do to move from the yellow zone back to the calm, happy, engaged ready to learn green zone)
- Information on politics isn't something we would normally share, though with the Federal election around the corner Catholic Education have put together a Federal Election eNewsletter Resource which they've asked if we could share with you. (note: no assessment has been conducted by the P&F on the accuracy of the content
- Catholic Education Federal Election Resource eNewsetter
Links in previous newsletters
- PCH 'what to do if my child gets covid' video
- Coping with change during Covid 19 - coming to terms with the new normal
- Coping with Coronavirus anxiety - (whilst older has some great tips on talking to children about CV)
- FACE COVID - How to respond effectively to the Corona Crisis
- About Covid 19 and children - (and many other CV tips & info from raising children)
- Supporting Children during the Coronavirus pandemic
We will continue sharing information via the P&F section of the newsletter and in some cases via the parent reps &/or the Holy Rosary school Facebook page.
Your 2022 P&F committee
Rebecca Watson, Verity Phoenix, Kara O'Sullivan & Ryleigh Stewart