Term 1 Week 6 - 15 March 2019

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Dear Parents/Guardians

I write as the excitement of Dads and Kids Campout builds! The oval, covered in tents, with children playing and Dads enjoying one another’s company on a Saturday afternoon is something to behold. Nathan Byrne is again leading the charge, ably supported by a number of Dads. This is a big event in the life of the school, and has memories that the children and dads keep for a long time! Our thanks to Nathan and his fellow volunteers who make this significant event a reality.

Friday’s assembly involves both Year Six classes. No. surprise as to what the focus will be! They have had a wonderful camp. Come along if you can.

Have a great weekend.

Mark de Kluyver



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

  • SwimmingTrials

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


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/


Of the 302 families at Holy Rosary 146 have returned the Payment Option Form. Please endeavour to return the form by Thursday 21 March, The Office will then be contacting those families who have not yet returned their form.

Sacramental Registration

Registration Masses for enrolment in the 2019 Sacramental program will be held this Saturday 16th March at 6pm and Sunday 17th March at 10am. Parents of children in Year 3 (Reconciliation), Year 4 (Eucharist) and Year 6 (Confirmation) will be asked to register their child for the reception of the Sacrament. Families may choose whichever mass best suits them. We look forward to seeing you there.

3 Year Old and 4 Year Old Kindergarten Enrolments 2020

We are currently accepting Kindergarten enrolments for 2020. Please contact Laurie Evans, laurie.evans@cewa.edu.au 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!


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 admin@hrs.wa.edu.au.

Calling all children in Year 5 or above for Altar Server Training

If you are in Year 5 or above and have received the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Reconciliation you are invited to become an Altar Server.

Altar Serving is a ministry where you assist the Priest at Mass and at other Liturgical ceremonies. Training sessions for new altar servers will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 2.30-3pm with Father Chinh and Miss Brennan at Our Lady of the Rosary Church.

If you would like register or to find out more information, please contact Aleana Brennan in the office on 9203 4500 or at admin@hrs.wa.edu.au.

Please register by Wednesday 27 March 2019.


PPC - Samuel Brady, Thomas Cooper

PPD - Brodie Lovell, Seth Cleeve-Edwards

1C - Miguel Pinheiro, Campbell McLure, Martin Rivera Diaz

1D - Zariecka Anderson, Bridget Schwertfeger, Maddie Watson, Jobe Herbert

2C - Brooke Green, Mitchell Hurt, Harry Starcevich

2D - Chelsea Kendall, Ellie Jeuring, Nathan Riolina, Zixuan Zheng

3C - Ari Boekhoorn, Kathleen Hie, Antonio Della Polina, Thomas Preston

3D - Marlee Watson, Elizabeth Sansalone, Alexander Martin, Roberto Costa

4C - Levi Napoli, Joshua Paolino, Lily Harnwell, Adriana Papalia

4D - Mathew Hyndes, Gabriella Casagrande Goodridge, William Tolley, Greta Schwertfeger, Daniel Cruise

5C - Katia King, Nicholas Hie, Alex Temov

5D - Zara Mascarenhas, Bailey Norman

6C - Erin Griffin, Matthew Wong, William Crofts

6D - Aidan Williams, Aria Zied, Flynn Morison, Cian O’Dea



Serving on Holy Rosary’s four Council Groups during the course of the year is an important Year 6 leadership and service experience. Students work in groups and have the opportunity to serve on each Council.

The Environment Council works in the Veritas Garden, planting and tending to the fruit, vegetables and herbs. We thank the parent helpers for their support!

The program is overseen by our Pastoral Worker, Holly Butson, with support from Year 6 teachers Kate O’Neill and Lachie Darby.

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Please click on link below for details on a talk by Dr Kristy Goodwin which will take place on Thursday 2 May.


Our Easter fundraiser theme is new life – through healthy options and sustainability.

Orders are through the school’s QuickCliq cashless (Canteen) system:https://quickcliq.com.au/parents/fundraising.aspx

If you don’t yet have an account, now is an excellent time to open one! It’s easy.

Please place orders for friends and relatives through your account. The boxes will be delivered to school.

COST: $30 plus 19 cents transaction fee

Any questions to Alicia Adkins (mum of Giselle and Lucinda)

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Click on link below to pre-order and for more details:



Calling all dirty cars! Come and get a good clean at the Siena Car Wash Fundraiser.
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Seeking a few more helpers on Fridays and Mondays.

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.

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

Link to Business Directory below:


It is our aim at Holy Rosary to provide a safe learning environment for all people in our school community. To ensure the wellbeing of students and staff suffering allergies and Anaphylaxis to nuts we have a policy in place that aims not only to increase our community awareness regarding nuts at school but to minimize health risks including anaphylaxis to children with documented allergies to nut products.

As an ‘Allergy Aware School’ we encourage parents, children and staff to avoid bringing foods that contain nuts to school. Products that contain nuts include:

  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Nut spreads such as Nutella
  • Most fruit and nut bars and muesli bars
  • Some biscuits, cakes and muffins
  • Chocolates and any other products that have nuts listed in the ingredients

The school acknowledges that there is a joint responsibility with Anaphylaxis and Allergy and it is impractical to ask parents not to send food which states ‘may contain traces of nuts’ on the label. Please note our allergy aware policy applies to those ingredients specifically listed on the product label.


Year 1 have been investigating different sounds. Some sounds are high and some are low.

Year 4 investigating the force required to move objects on different surfaces. They used Newton Meters to measure the amount of friction present.

Library News

Today is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. In the library this week, we have been talking about what bullying is and watching short age appropriate videos about how to be a good friend and take safe action against bullies. If you would like any information, this is an excellent website full of resources https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/WhatIsBullying.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Butson

“It’s not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend.” —R.J. Palacio, Wonder


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

Monday 18 March - C Stevenson, B Luca

Wednesday 20 March - L Elliot, J Nolan

Friday 22 March - Dad's Day - B Honner, A Taylor

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.

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 admin@hrs.wa.edu.au or call the Office on 9203 4500.**

Thank you

Christine, Lisa and Nancy


Vacation care bookings now available, please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.
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THE 2019 ‘HBF RUN FOR A REASON’ is coming up .. MAY 19

Why not make your reason the Saba Rose Button Foundation?

Why not ‘use your legs’ to raise awareness/funds for children that need assistance to do just that!!

The SRBF sponsors special needs children to access ‘cutting edge’ intensive therapy, equipment and respite/care.

Join TEAM SABA for the HBF walk/run/pram/wheelchair option & you will receive a TEAM SABA hat to wear proudly on the day.

REMEMBER .. ALL funds go to children with special needs. We are a local, not-for-profit charity - MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

Here is how you join TEAM SABA and please feel free to share this link:



Here is how you FUNDRAISE .. only if you want to, by sharing this link:


Thanks to those who are keen to support the SRBF ’TEAM SABA’ .. you’re the best!!

It’s a great event for the whole family, we will see you there.



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

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Rosary Care School Coordinator - Lisa Vilé

Hi Everyone,

For those of you that do not know me, I have a son (Christian) who’s now in Year 3, but have been part of the Holy Rosary school community since 2008. During this time I have become involved with Rosary Care, which is a parish-based, short term crisis, care and support group.

Rosary Care is made up of volunteers who help out with providing meals, company, transport or home help for families or individuals who need a little extra support.

If you know of anyone who may need some extra support, or who may be interested in joining our volunteer group, please contact me via the school office or on my mobile 0431 955 863. Otherwise, feel free to come and have a chat with me after school in the undercover area, or after school banking on Thursday mornings.

Thanks everyone!

Regards Lisa


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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.

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