HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 4 Week 2 Friday 22 October
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Monday’s Kindy ‘Get To Know You’ day was nice to witness. Thank you to all who attended!
This week is mainly about our children making their first Reconciliation! The Reconciliation commitment Masses over the weekend had a really good response, as did the Reconciliation parent child workshops, which is great. Today’s Reconciliation children’s retreat marks the culmination of the preparation journey, and provides them with the opportunity to reflect on and gain insight into their own personal faith journey. Our faith is the primary reason for our school being here. We so appreciate and enjoy your support.
Have a great weekend
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday 25 October
- Year 6 Excursion to Perth Museum
Tuesday 26 October
- 3C Sacrament of Reconciliation - 9am
Wednesday 27 October
- 3D Sacrament of Reconciliation - 9am
Thursday 28 October
- CPSSA Interschool Athletics
FAREWELL SUE DESMOND
After working in Siena for 21 years, today is her last day! Sue is now embarking on a new adventure with Hannah’s House! Sue we will miss you, but we are genuinely excited for you too. Enjoy the odyssey. Thank you Sue for all you have done to enrich the lives of the children that you have supported.
WELCOME TARRYN EVANS
On Monday we welcome Tarryn, who is well known to us, to join the Siena gang. Tarryn is delighted to be joining us.
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL (SAC) AND PARENT AND FRIENDS (P & F) MEETINGS
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers
Christmas for many of us is a time of happiness and celebration as we gather with our family and friends sharing meals, laughing and chatting as we open presents, however, for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage Christmas can be a challenging time. The Vinnies Christmas Appeal encourages the community to rethink their priorities at Christmas time by helping to give joy and hope to those who need it most.
We are seeking your support through the donation of non-perishable food items. This will enable us to provide families and individuals who turn to St Vincent de Paul over this period with Christmas hampers so they too can share in the joy of Christmas.
- Christmas cakes/puddings/cookies/mince pies
- Chocolates/candies/nuts/ snacks/ nibbles
- Christmas stockings for children
- Soft drinks/juices
- Long life milk/cream
- Long life custards (pouring, not powder)
- Tinned ham/fish/fruit/vegetables
- Bon Bons/crackers
- Baby products
No fresh fruits/vegetables. No meats
All items will be collected in each classroom and donated to St Vincent de Paul on Friday
TEACHER GET TO KNOW YOU - ROBYN O'CONNOR
Who was your favourite teacher in school and why?
My year 6 teacher – he was my first male class teacher and really encouraged independent thinking. I liked this.
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
I really like 1920’s fashion, glitzy but simple relaxed styles!
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
I am not a fan! I have been on a few but spend most of the time with my eyes shut and reminding myself I should be safe!!
What's your favourite family tradition?
I love our family camping holidays.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
I would probably need to get going on doing something exceptional to warrant having a movie made about me, so perhaps I could get back to you on that one!
What's your favourite zoo animal?
I love meerkats, they are very cute as well as having strong family groups.
What was the last book you read?
A Fifty Year Silence by Miranda Richmond Mouillot. I always look for something easy to read in the holidays.
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Maggie Beer, Robin Williams, Roger Federer and Diana Princess of Wales
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Spend the day at the beach.
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?I would love to be able to read minds!
LIBRARY and PASTORAL CARE STUDENT WELL-BEING NEWS
Last week was WA Mental Health Week. The theme this year is “Mental health starts with our children”.
We are so fortunate in our HR community to be big advocates of social and emotional learning and supporting all aspects of mental health in our students. The library is a safe place for so many of our students to regroup, relax, debrief and be with friends. The chess tournament not only encourages learning and skill development, but also resilience and good sportsmanship.
The year 5 book club encourages connectiveness and a feeling of belonging. The Project Compassion book sale reminds us to reach out and help others.
Meanwhile our Pastoral Care programs support daily life at HR. In year 2, the Feelings and Friends program teaches students all about feelings and body clues, how to be a good friend and support each other, while in year 4, Seasons for Growth assists student to adapt to change with resilience and compassion. The year 6’s give back to their school through Council Groups, in the classrooms, Veritas Gardens, and by supporting the school community with inclusive whole school events each term.
So many examples of ACT, BELONG, COMMIT right here at Holy Rosary. Thank you always for your support. You can find extra information here https://mentalhealthweek.org.au/home
Have a lovely weekend,
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore from “Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling
OUR P & F NEWS
Have you seen our new playground? Its now open for play! The kids have been enjoying having a go on the new challenges the last week with more to be added in the coming weeks.
Thanks again to Tim Irvine from Down 2 Earth Playgrounds www.down2earthplaygrounds.com.au
Thank you for all the support of our Term 3 Lapathon - we have now had 88% of all pledges returned. These total to an amazing $16,538.25 which is incredible. Support like this from the whole school community allows us to deliver not only classroom teaching resources but amazing playgrounds like the one opened this week. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
And now for the announcement on our final 2 lapathon prizes. The extra 15 minutes of recess for;
- the lower school classes goes to PPD who as a class have raised and paid $2177.50
- the upper school classes goes to year 5C who as a class have raised and paid $1367.00
With Christmas only 64 days away, now is the time to purchase the Holy Roly's Kitchen Cookbook. The perfect gift for family and friends with a collection of over 100 tasty recipes from the Holy Rosary Community. Take advantage of our Christmas Special - 1 Cookbook for $30 or, 3 Cookbooks for $80.
All purchases can be made online via the link - https://holy-rosary-community-pf.square.site/ Once purchased, Cookbooks will be made available for pick up from the Office. We thank you for your support.
The Entertainment book is now Digital and available for purchase at https://au.entdigital.net/orderbooks/8437a8 Keep supporting Holy Rosary. We have raised over $1000 each year thanks to your support of purchasing the Entertainment book through Holy Rosary.
To all who continue to support our fundraising efforts we thank you. Not only have has it allowed us to deliver our sensational new playground but over $25,000 in teaching resources to the School over the last two years. We know we keep saying it but Holy Rosary Community you are amazing! Our kids are so lucky to have such a supportive community.