Term 1 Week 1 - 8 February 2019

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Dear Parents and Guardians

Welcome back! To our new students Emily & Halle Elphick, Sam and Eill Malajczuk, James, Thomas and Audrey Barnard, Olivia Gregory, Harry Cairnes, Keagan Rodrigues dos Santos, Zixuan and Zirui Zheng and Saffron and Feliz Blackaby and their parents, we are so pleased you have joined this lovely community. Holy Rosary School is a rare and special place! Children commenced well this week – it was such a smooth start! Thanks to you for having the children ready to return, and thanks also to our staff who have invested a lot in making this a wonderful start to the year.

Our school prayer leads this newsletter and we regularly commence school events using it. You are welcome to join in!

This is a BIG newsletter. It includes a lot of information about many of our local sporting clubs.

Next week’s parent teacher information sessions include our four Year Old Kindy teachers for the first time. My thanks to Bec and Sharni for joining in so willingly! Essentially the aim of the parent teacher meetings is to welcome you and give teachers to opportunity to introduce themselves to you. The first meeting starts at 6pm, finishes at 6.25 and is repeated from 6.30-7. This gives parents and guardians the chance to get to more than one meeting if they have more than one child. If you have more than two children here you are welcome to make a time to touch base with your child’s teacher to have a conversation. Year Six have a slightly different arrangement because they will also focus on camp which is in a few weeks. The teachers have invested a lot of time in preparing for these meetings and welcome your attendance.

Holy Rosary School is part of the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, which turns sixty this year on Sunday February 24! Please consider coming along to show your support and appreciation for the great work done over the last sixty years in our community. It would be great to see a Church full to bursting!

It is great to be back. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mark de Kluyver


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Tuesday 12 February

  • Year 6 Camp and Parent Info Sessions 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Parent Info Sessions 6:00 - 6:30pm & 6:30 - 7:00pm
  • Board Meeting 7:00pm

Friday 22 February

  • 4C Class Assembly & Awards

Tuesday 26 February

  • HRC Meeting - 7:00pm

Friday 1 March

  • 3C Class Assembly & Awards

Saturday 16 March

  • Sacramental Registration 6pm

Sunday 17 March

  • Sacramental Registration 10am

Pupil Free Days 2019

  • Monday 29 April
  • Monday 22 July
  • Tuesday 23 July
  • Friday 16 August
  • Monday 19 August


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/



It is important that everyone signs in at the Office whenever they enter the school between 8:45am and 3:00pm even if only dropping off lunch or forgotten items.


Please endeavour to get your children to school on time in the mornings. Supervision for Years 1 - 6 begins at 8:15am. Classroom doors open at 8:30am and the bell for the start of lessons goes at 8:45am. Children must be signed in on the iPad in the Office when arriving late (after 8:45am) or leaving early.


Disabled Bays - Please do not park in the Disabled Bays at the front of the School if you do not have a Disability Parking Permit. It makes it very difficult for families with wheelchairs if there are no bays available to use.

The Principal's parking bay in the Staff carpark has been auctioned off to a parent. Please do not park in this bay.

Drive Through - Please do not park in the following areas:

  • the drop off zone in front of the OSHC - it makes it impossible for parents to drop their children off safely as well as blocking in those cars parked correctly in the allotted car spaces.
  • between the base of the ramp adjacent to pre-primary, and the stairs at the church - this blocks access from the ramp across to the footpath that leads in front of and around the church.
  • the bays in front of the Church.

Also we ask that you endeavour not park on resident's verges or driveways around the school when you drop off or pick up your children and please observe the No Standing signs. There is parking available at Hale Hockey Carpark. It is important that our kids get to and from school safely, and that we maintain good relations with our neighbours.

Areas marked with a star below are NO PARKING areas.

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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 22nd 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 Emergency Contact details. 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 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.
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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We look forward to seeing our parents at the information night! Sessions are held for 4-year-old Kindy through to Year 6 and take place in the classrooms.

Tuesday 12 February
Session 1: 6.00 PM to 6.30 PM
Session 2: 6.30 PM to 7.00 PM

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 Booklet - find all our businesses here

TFBHR Facebook page - see what we get up to

After school soccer

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Survey regarding WA State Disability Plan


There have been a few cases of gastroenteritis at the school (vomiting and/or diarrhoea and fever). If your child displays any systems or has a compromised immunity system please keep them home from school. Children with confirmed gastroenteritis are to be kept away from school a further 24 hours after their symptoms have ceased. We appreciate your cooperation in halting the spread of this illness in our school community.


Book Order Forms should have been handed out this week. Orders are due back on Friday 22nd February.

We are looking for someone to take over the scholastic bookclub in 2019. For more details contact Maria on 0411 289 447.

Library News

Welcome back to your library! We have had a great, cool start and loved finding out that so many of the movies we saw in the holidays were books first! We have practiced some Mindfulness to start our year and the chess boards are getting a good work out too!

The lovely Mouchemore family have now moved on to high school so we need a volunteer to run our Scholastic Book Club. Once a term, the students receive a Book Club brochure and all purchases accumulate points which then provide our library with new books. Thank you to Maria for running our Book Club . If anyone can help, please contact Maria Mouchemore via the front office so we can continue with this valuable service. Many thanks.

Mrs Butson

“There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different.”
Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning


Science Room Term 1

Come past and see what is going on in the science room this term. We are looking at Physical Sciences and our famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton. Pre-Primary started with ‘The Moving Song’ as they are learning how things move. Year 1 will investigate Sound and Light. Year 2 and Year 4 will investigate a variety of forces. Year 3 will study Heat which is a form of energy and moves from one place to another. Year 5 will investigate Light and its refraction and reflection and Year 6 will research different Energy forms.

We will have a new class member soon to occupy our tank but no - it is not a fish. I wonder if you can guess what will be joining us in the science room?

The science room is always welcoming of interesting discoveries the children may have made so please feel free to let them come and share with their class members’.

We are currently in need of shoe boxes if you have any to donate. Thank you.

Tanya Skinner - Science Specialist

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

Monday 11 February - S Paolino, K Lindsay

Wednesday 13 February - C Miraudo, R Cosentino, R Cairnes

Friday 15 February - S Tranter, P Berry

I am still in need of helpers for Mondays and Fridays.

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 uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au 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.

The next reward redemption day will be Thursday 21st February.

Students participating in School Banking will receive a silver Dollarmites token each time they make a School Banking deposit at school (maximum one per week). Once they’ve collected 10 tokens, they can redeem them for a Polar Savers reward.

Polar Savers Rewards:

Term 1: Scented Stackable Highlighter, Snowy Origami Set

Term 2: Yeti Fluffy Notebook, Icicle Slapband Ruler

Term 3: Arctic Owl Fluffy Keyring, Scratch Art Cards

Term 4: Water Skimming Bounce Ball, Polar Pencils & Pencil Toppers

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

Christine, Lisa and Nancy


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 - 0411 123 441

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

Mothers Prayers

Our regular Tuesday afternoon meetings recommenced on 5th Feb at 1.30pm-2.30pm. We meet at Jacinta’s place, 136 Newborough St, Scarborough for the four Tuesdays of February.

The Lenten Program will start in the Parish Community Centre on 5th March at 1.30 -3.00pm.

New and old members are welcome to join us.

Enquires Dorothy at 0478 397 934.

UFO Craft Group Flying Again!

We recommence our meetings for 2019 on Wednesday Feb 13th at 9.30am in the Parish Community Centre. We meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.

Our main activity has been producing rugs for the St Vincent de Paul. We have lots of wool and needles so just come along and try knitting or crochet. OR bring along that UnFinished Object and we’ll encourage its completion.

Contact Dorothy with any questions 0478 397 934


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Message from the St Vincent de Paul Society

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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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Newman Knights Hockey Club are introducing a new competition in 2019. This competition will be open to all kids in Years 1 and 2, no previous experience needed. The competition games are modified hockey with 7 players on the field (max 10 per team) and take place on Saturday mornings at Newman College hockey fields with a training session during the week either at Holy Rosary or at Newman College. Teams are school based, usually with a parent to coach and another to manage the team. See below for information.
Marist Football Club Auskick information - see below.
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