Term 1 Week 2 - 14 February 2020

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Dear Parents and Guardians


Another fantastic week done and dusted here at Holy Rosary!

Our students have had a big, healthy week in Phys Ed with Mr Flexman’s tennis lessons a HUGE hit. The rackets, nets and balls will be left out at play times over the coming weeks so that all our upper primary classes can get some extra practice in. Our Edudance Lessons also began this week and it is always fun to see our kids dancing their way to and from the lessons!

This week we also welcomed Fredrick back on Wednesday. He spent the morning in Kindy where he got thousands of cuddles and even gave out the odd kiss! The Kindy kids discussed the difference between a question and a story and we were able to chat about all the things you have to do to look after a dog like Fred. Just to let everyone know Fred is VERY friendly, we have had lots of great feedback and there are many benefits to having animals like Fred in schools, however, he is also rather large and I am aware that some students may be scared of dogs. If this the case, please let the class teacher know and we will make sure everyone feels comfortable prior to Fred visiting. Likewise, if you have a student who is allergic to dogs please inform the class teacher.

Behind the scenes we continue to work on our Stage 11 of our building project. The architects have been finalising drawings and finishes and we are all very excited about the finished product. I would like to continue to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility while the building project continues. We know that parking, drop offs and pickups are tricky but please be assured that we are doing our best to get people on their way quickly. Can I please remind parents that for younger students, the safest way to pick up your child is out the front of the classroom or through drive-though. We know some students walk with older siblings, however, staff have noticed some kids waiting in dangerous spots outside the school grounds. This is unsafe and we ask parents to please refrain from putting their kids in that situation. The roads around our school are very busy places at these times.

I hope everyone is staying cool, have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you next week!

Geordie Thuijs



Please include your child's NAME, CLASS (e.g. 5C, 6D) and REASON FOR ABSENCE in the email. admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

You can also submit an Absentee form by clicking on the 'Links' tab on our website https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/


Tuesday 18 February

Year 1 Class Mass - 9am

Wednesday 26 February

Ash Wednesday Mass - 9am

Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 March

Year 6 Camp

Wednesday 4 March

Year 2 Class Mass - 9am

Saturday 7 March

Registration for all Sacraments - 6pm

Sunday 8 March

Registration for all Sacraments - 10am

Saturday 14 March

Dads and Kids Camp Out

Student Free Days 2020

Tuesday 28 April - Staff PD Day

Wednesday 29 April - Staff PD Day

Friday 14 August - Staff PD Day

Monday 17 August - Catholic Day

Monday 12 October - Staff PD Day


School fees will be sent to all families via email in the next couple of weeks, we will advise once this has been sent.

If you hold a current Health Care Card, please email or bring this to the office for photocopying and to complete a current 2020 form.


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Please see below for Information and Permission forms.

These forms should be returned to the School Office no later than Friday 21st February.

The FAMILY DETAILS FORM should be filled in if there are any changes to the details you have previously given us. It is very important that we have updated phone numbers, email addresses and Alternative Contact details (this is important as there is no sick bay). Your child's well being is very important to us.

The MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM only needs to be filled in if your child has a medical condition. If your child has an EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN for a medical condition (e.g. anaphylaxis, asthma) parents/guardians are responsible for supplying the paperwork to the school and updating it as necessary, including medication that has expired. There should be a new Action Plan each year and they MUST be signed by a doctor.

The MEDICATION REQUEST FORM must be filled out if you need us to administer any medication to your child. This needs to be filled out every year.
The PUBLICITY AND USE OF STUDENT IMAGES and CLASS CONTACT LIST FORM must only be signed and returned if you DO NOT want your child's photos on the website or DO NOT want your email address given to the Class Parent Reps. If you do not complete a form your child's photo may appear in photos on the website and other publications.
We ask that all NEW parents and anyone who has not already done so to read the CODE OF CONDUCT GUIDELINES and sign CODE OF CONDUCT LETTER.


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Thank you for another week of relaxed calm and adapting to the building arrangements. It's going to be worth it! Here are artist's impressions of the new facilities.
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The Football Centre is back at Holy Rosary this term! Sign up for easy after school soccer.


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** Please volunteer **

Class Reps play a vital role in our school community - supporting the teachers and bringing people together.

Please consider volunteering for this important role and speak with your child’s teacher if you are interested.

* Support the class teacher.
* Help new families to feel welcome.
* Arrange a year group social get-together.
* Co-ordinate your year groups’ P&F event or activity.
* Offer pastoral care to ant family in need, either through the parent network or by informing the school.
* Maintain a class contact list
* Manage class Facebook (if your year group has one).

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🖐🖐 Many hands make light work! 🖐🖐

Community is such an important part of our Holy Rosary school life. We would love parents to join Anita Carr on P&F Committee to help arrange fundraisers and events that bring our community together.

With class year groups now each running one event or small fundraiser (such as Woolworths stickers), the main focus for the P&F is the big fundraiser / social event and ‘empowering parents’ opportunities.

Please let the Office know if you are interested and our P&F President, Anita Carr, will be in touch with you.

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Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


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 holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

TFBHR Facebook page - see what we get up to


Welcome back to Book Club for 2020! Remember that all Book Club orders earn points and the school can redeem those points on books for our school library.

Please follow these steps to order online:

1. Go to scholastic.com.au/LOOP and either sign in or register your account.

2. Click on ORDER and then select your school and your child’s class.

3. Add your child’s first name and last initial.

4. Enter the item number from the book club catalogue and pay.

5. All orders are sent directly to the school and will be delivered to your child’s classroom.

*There’s no need to return paper order forms or payment receipts back to school

Any queries please email admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

If parents did not receive book club, they can still access the catalogue online at https://www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-parents/ and then order online.

Book Club Orders are due Thursday 20th February


Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/

Monday 17 February - K Lockyer, D Borgas

Wednesday 19 February - A Alsworth, L Schwertfeger

Friday 21 February - R Ralph, K Hayes, A Castledine

Please note there will be a change to the menu on Ash Wednesday 26 March - No meat products will be available. Fish Burgers and Fish Wraps will be the specials of the day.

Canteen helpers still needed for all days.

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 1 Summer Menu.


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the room next to the Admin Office.

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.

Thank you


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.



Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

Fr Peter away

Fr Peter will be away on holidays from

Monday 10 - Monday 24 February.

Fr Minh Tran JS will be looking after the

Parish while Fr Peter is away.

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Instax Camera - please call School Office on 9203 4500 if this is yours.
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Keyed Up Music will be running, Keyboard and Guitar lessons this year at Holy Rosary Primary School. Prices start at $17.55 for a Keyboard group lesson and $18.10 for a Guitar group lesson. To enrol go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment - form or for more information please contact Therese 1300 366 243

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