HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 5 - 8 March 2019
Now that we are in the season of Lent our children will be learning about the challenges Jesus faced, and how he embraced them. I think that this quote from Thomas Merton, one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, has its place.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass on Ash Wednesday. Father Peter was, as always, in good form, and did such a wonderful job of sharing the message of Christ in a life giving way. Michelle Kirwan and her expanding choir were in fine form and did a wonderful job of leading the singing. Our Year Five gang prepared the liturgy and I thank Sonia, Pat and the students of Year Five for their reverent leadership.
Our campers return today! They have had a wonderful time! Our thanks to their teachers Kate and Lachie, teacher David Edwards, our Assistant Principals Aleana and Geordie and our Assistants Steve Hickey and Sue Desmond who did everything they could to ensure that it was a memorable week! Thank you all very much for giving our Year Six children this opportunity.
Speaking of camping, it’s Dads and Kids Campout next Saturday – yahoo!!! Best wishes to everyone attending this event. It really is very special and very enjoyable.
Have a great weekend.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday 12 March
- Board Meeting - 7pm
Saturday 16 March
- Sacramental Registration 6pm
- Dads and Kids Campout
Sunday 17 March
- Sacramental Registration 10am
Thursday 21 March
- 2D Class Mass - 9am
Friday 22 March
- Year 6 Assembly & Awards
Monday 1 April
Saturday 6 April
- Siena Car Wash 10am - 2pm
Monday 8 April
- Edudance Concert D Classes - 2:15pm Gym
Tuesday 9 April
- Early Close 12pm**
- 12:30pm onwards Parent/Teacher Interviews
Thursday 11 April
- Edudance Concert C Classes - 2:15pm Gym
Friday 12 April
- End of Term 1 - Free Dress - gold coin donation to Project Compassion
Pupil Free Days 2019
- Monday 29 April
- Monday 22 July
- Tuesday 23 July
- Friday 16 August
- Monday 19 August
3 Year Old and 4 Year Old Kindergarten Enrolments 2020
We are currently accepting Kindergarten enrolments for 2020. Please contact Laurie Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not enrolled your child or if you are unsure. Enrolment at 3 Year Old Kindergarten does not guarantee enrolment in the 4 Year Old programme. Let others know if they are interested!
4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS 2021
We will be interviewing new families to the school in Term 2, 2019. For families already within the school with older children from 4 Year Old Kindergarten to Year 6, no interview will be required. If you have not enrolled your child or are unsure whether an application has been completed, please contact Laurie Evans, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday on 9203 4500 or email email@example.com.
Annual School Fee statements were emailed to all families last week. Thank you to all the families who have already completed the payment form.
If you have not already done so, please complete and return the Payment Option Form (see below) before Monday 11 March 2019. Every family is required to complete and submit a payment option form. Families that already have a fee payment plan arrangement are still required to complete and return the form. This is a new procedure for ALL FAMILIES at Holy Rosary School. Office staff will follow up with families that have not returned the form by the due date.
Should you have any questions in regards to your Annual School Fee account please contact Laurie Evans, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
Outside SCHOOL Hours care (OSHC)
Most people would be aware that we have secured the services of another provider, namely ‘Discovery Kids’ who began this year. They are a provider of Catholic outside of hours care onsite at Holy Rosary. Ours is one of only three schools in which they operate in.
Our numbers have increased significantly in just a few weeks. Comment about friendly staff, familiar faces and happy children have been well-received. In my visits to the Centre both before and after school I can agree with these sentiments. If you are considering before school, after school or vacation care I’d like to suggest you include them in your list of options to think about.
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
HOLLY BUTSON PASTORAL WORKER – STUDENT WELL-BEING
Many of our families will know Holly is a former Holy Rosary student, mum-of-three; and our Library Officer who has worked at Holy Rosary for nine years.
What you may not know is that Holly is also a qualified Social Worker, as well as an Education Assistant. Which makes her an excellent fit for Holy Rosary’s new role of Pastoral Worker – Student Well-Being!
So, Holly will be across the Library as well as Pastoral Care. Stay tuned for lots happening in this space!
🏉🏉 AUSKICK 🏉🏉
COMMUNITY SPORT - MARIST FOOTBALL CLUB
Registrations for Marist Auskick 2019 are closing soon!
We look forward to seeing you at our Open Day on March 10!
The Holy Rosary Community is doing something a little different this year for our Easter fundraiser. The theme is new life – through healthy options and sustainability.
It's a Mushroom Box!
The Mushroom Box is grown from coffee grounds diverted from landfill and each box can grow three harvests over 10-16 weeks.
It’s an easy and fun project for families, where our children can establish a food connection and curiosity by learning to cultivate, watch the mushrooms grow at home and try eating them.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO BUY MUSHROOM BOXES WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!
Alicia Adkins, mum of Lucinda and Giselle, is running the fundraiser. She is passionate about health and sustainability. Alicia is a member of our Families’ Business Directory: Inner Origin is an Australian business that is all about truth on labels: www.innerorigin.com/truefood
🥪🍅 CANTEEN HELPERS 🍅🥪
Holy Rosary is so fortunate to have such a terrific canteen for the children – all made possible by the many parent volunteers. We are looking for a few extra helpers on Fridays and Mondays. It’s a great way to meet other parents! Call or text Leanna on 0414 953 958 or message us via Facebook if you are interested in helping.
DADS’ AND KIDS’ CAMPOUT
SATURDAY 16 MARCH
Please return your money and signed Code of Conduct form to the office by Tuesday 12 March.
The form can be accessed from 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
Link to Business Directory below:
As we commence our Lenten journey this week, we have been speaking about what Lent means to us and the many symbols of Easter, while borrowing our favourite rabbit, chicken and egg books! The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has released their notable books for 2019. We are fortunate to have most of these books in the library and children are welcome to borrow them from the display. You can view the notables for 2019 here: https://cbca.org.au/notables-2019
Have a great weekend.
“I love you right up to the moon - and back.” Guess How Much I Love You – Sam McBratney
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 11 March - N Rodrigo, J Catina
Wednesday 13 March - G Natalia, K Glew
Friday 15 March - N Della-Polina, N Foster
Leanna 0414 953 958
Please download pdf below for Term 1 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.
How to Get Started with School Banking
Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide identification online. It is even easier now for you to get your children started with an account and start School Banking.
All you need to do is visit:
www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account.
** We are looking for another person to help with School Banking, if you are interested please email email@example.com or call the Office on 9203 4500.**
Christine, Lisa and Nancy
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
If you have lost any of the items below, please come to the Office to collect.
FREE EVENT - WA Police Force Expo
Saturday 23 March, 11am - 4pm
WA Police Academy, 81 Lakeside Drive, Joondalup
Come see the WA Police Force on show, demonstrations and food stalls.
Visit www.police.wa.gov.au/Expo for more information.