Holy Rosary School Derby

NEWSLETTER / TERM 3 / WEEK 8 / 7th September 2022

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Message from Miss Melanie

What an amazing two weeks we have had again.

This past fortnight we have some fantastic events that our students have enjoyed participating in. Year 2 enjoyed an excursion to the Police Station and they also had a look at the Old Derby Gaol. Details of this are below.

Thank you to the families that came to our Open Morning on Friday 2nd September, we hope you enjoyed looking through our classrooms and seeing what our wonderful students at Holy Rosary are doing.

We also had our Colour Run on the same day ... there was just a little bit of fun happening for sure. Lots of colour and a little bit of slime for Miss Chelsea and Miss Tiana. I hope you checked out the fantastic photos that were shared on our Facebook page. We are just finalising the amount of money raised and we will share the final amount in our next newsletter.

What a big day September 2nd was as we also had our Canteen Takeover. Thank you to Miss Kylie who organised the takeover with the support of Miss Jemima and the Yr 5/6 class who did an amazing job preparing the food. A massive thank you to Kelly Betambeau for her support in making and serving the food along with some extra helpers too.

On Tuesday 6th September we had our parent workshop for the candidates and their families for the Eucharist Sacrament. Miss Jemima was well prepared and supported by Miss Jocelyn. I look forward to our community sharing in the celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday 11th September with our candidates and their families.

This week I am sharing a picture of me with the mascot from my favourite AFL team - the West Coast Eagles. I was lucky enough to go to the MCG for the 2018 Grand Final to watch the mighty Eagles win over the Magpies in a nail biter of a game. The atmosphere at the MCG was amazing and is an experience I will never forget.

God Bless.

Miss Melanie

This Week in Religion

Congratulations to our candidates and their families who participated in the parent workshop for the Eucharist Sacrament. Our candidates will be celebrating the Eucharist at Mass on Sunday 11th September at 9.00am. All families are welcome to share in this mass with our community.

The Sports Scoop

Interschool Athletics

Congratulations to all the students that participated in the interschool jumps yesterday at Derby District High School. They showed great sportsmanship throughout the morning and outstanding behaviour.
We wish the interschool squad all the best for the carnival held at St Mary's this Friday.

Year 2 Police Station Excursion

On Thursday the 1st, September the Year 2 class went on an excursion to the Police Station and the Old Derby Gaol. In HASS we have been learning about the history of Derby and comparing old and new technologies. We walked from school and when we arrived Tony introduced the class to some of the officers and his boss. We went on a tour into the interview room, the coms room and where they keep their police vests and belts. We then got to sit in the front seat of a police car and sit in the patty wagon. We got to try on a police vest, a shield, and a helmet. Just before we left, we were very lucky to meet the Police Commissioner of Western Australia. Then we headed to the Old Derby Gaol where we got to go inside the cell and compare what it used to be like compared to now. We had so much fun!

Mangarriy Garden and Indigenous Languages

The 2022 QCE Awards recognise programs and initiatives in Catholic schools across Western Australia that support the vision of providing Christ-centred, student-focused engaged learning environments. This year Holy Rosary and been nominated for two awards for programs at the school. Our Mangarriy Garden has been nominated for a Stewardship Award and our Indigenous Languages program has been nominated for an Education Award.

The Awards celebrate the remarkable efforts and dedication of Catholic school communities, staff and students across our state, identifying, commending and showcasing the very best of Catholic education in Western Australia. Please click on the attached links to vote for our initiatives.

Please note the People’s Choice award is across all categories and each individual is only entitled to one vote.

VOTE NOW --> Mangarriy Garden

VOTE NOW--> Indigenous Language Program

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Term 3

Week 8

6 Sept Interschool Jumps @DDHS

9 Sept Interschool Athletics @ St Mary's

11 Sept Sacrament of the Eucharist

Week 9

12-15 Sept Year 6 Camp

Week 10

23 Sept Holy Rosary Feast Day Mass

23 Sept Assembly @ 1:45pm

23 Sept Students Last Day

Term 4

10 Oct Pupil Free Day

11 Oct Students return


Please note dates and events may change over the term

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2022- 3 Year Old Kindy

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2023- 3 Yr Old Kindy-Year 6

We are now taking enrolments for 2023.

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