Holy Rosary School Derby

NEWSLETTER / TERM 1 / WEEK 6 / 7th March 2023

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Message from Miss Melanie

We have had a short couple of weeks with our pupil free days and the public holiday. Our staff attended some professional development in Broome last week to learn more about the direction that CEWA is taking in the teaching of literacy and numeracy. We spent the day with staff from St Mary's and it was hosted at Notre Dame University by CEWA consultants from Perth and the Kimberley.

I would like to welcome to our staff Miss Sharmaine, who has taken the role of our school cleaner. We appreciate the hard work it takes in keeping our classrooms clean and appreciate how quickly she has taken to her responsibilities. Thank you Miss Sharmaine.

Our next assembly is on this Friday 10th March at 1.45pm. We will be announcing our Student leaders and presenting them with their badges at this assembly. We have a few nervous year five and six students who are eager to learn what leadership role they will have for 2023. All students who nominated, presented excellent speeches to the year three to six students who then voted who they would like for each of the roles. We look forward to making these announcements and having our student leaders taking on their responsibilities in 2023.

We also have a free dress fundraiser on March 17th for Caritas. Students are encouraged to come to school wearing green for a Gold Coin donation to support the Caritas initiative. Please no hair spray or face paint/make up for the day.

Thank you to all our families for supporting us with the start of the new school year. It has been a very smooth start and lots of learning has been taking place.

God Bless.

Miss Melanie

Rejoicing Religion

Ash Wednesday Mass

Staff and Students participated in our Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday the 22nd February, with Monsignor Paul officiating, all who attended were marked with a cross on their forehead with the ashes. The students were reverent through out the Mass and showed great respect for the occasion.

Sacraments - for any families who have children who are baptised Catholic and would like to participate in the Sacramental programs, please can you contact the office and let Miss Jenna know. There will be a Commitment Mass for all Sacramental Candidates on Sunday 14th May (Term 2) so we encourage any families to let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to start organising these special events.

Project Compassion- For All Future Generations

This year, Project compassion showcases how we work with our local partners around the world to walk alongside communities as they strive to be the architects of their own development.

Please help us fundraise for this cause by coming Dressed in Green on St Patrick's Day Friday the 17th of March for a Gold Coin Donation.

Your generosity is helping to assist some of the world's most vulnerable people create a future full of hope for their families, communities and For All Future Generations.

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Sports Scoop

Swimming Lessons- In the lead up to the HRS Swimming Carnival swimming lessons will commence week 8. Please see below for your child's timetable.
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School Access

Students and families are only to enter/leave the school grounds via the Boab gates located on Villiers, church gates and admin. Please DO NOT walk through the staff car park, this is for the safety of you and your child/ren.

School Advisory Council

If you are interested in supporting the growth and direction of Holy Rosary School we would love to see you join our school Advisory Council. The Council meets once a term to discuss ways to support the school with programmes and future planning and works in partnership with the Principal and relevant members of Staff. If you are interested, please contact the school and we will provide you with further details on how to join.


Term 1

Friday 10th March - Assembly

Wednesday 15th March - NAPLAN commences (Yr 3 and Yr5)

17th March- St Patrick's Day Dress in Green GOLD COIN DONATION for CARITAS

20th-31st March-Swimming Lessons

Friday 31st March - Assembly

Wednesday 5th April -School Swimming Carnival

Thursday 6th April - Last day of Term 1

Term 2

Wednesday 26th April - FIRST DAY TERM 2

Please note dates and events may change over the term

Calendar 2023


2023- 3 Yr Old Kindy-Year 6

We are now taking enrolments for 2023.

Please use the link below to download an enrolment form or contact our friendly staff in admin.

Enrolment Form

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