Term 4 Week 2 Friday 22 October

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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


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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 'Families' tab on our website https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/


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



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.


On Monday we welcome Tarryn, who is well known to us, to join the Siena gang. Tarryn is delighted to be joining us.


Both meetings were really productive. Out SAC are discussing the 2022 budget and our P & F discussed how 2022 might like. More on that next week. Both groups discussed new members for 2022 and, again, we will start with our invitation from the P & F to consider joining.

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.

Suggested items:

  • 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
  • Jams/honey/pickles
  • 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

10th December.



Please see below for Interschool Squad and Program.


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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!


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,

Mrs Butson

“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

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Book club catalogues went home this week. Please order online at scholastic.com.au/LOOP

Please submit orders by Wednesday 27th October.

Any queries please email dklindsay@westnet.com.au


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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

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And our Major Sponsor -Artico Hair, Floreat - Yolanda Jeuring

Contact: Artico Hair - 9387 4703 – 4/440 Cambridge St, Floreat. www.articohair.com.au

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Special mention also to the Lovell family and the Vo Family for their generous donations. We truly are blessed.


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.

Entertainment Books

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.

Contact The P&F


Thank you 😊

Your P&F Team


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

Monday 25 October: N Rodrigo, C Byrne

Wednesday 27 October: K Denham, L Elliott

Friday 29 October: F Deane, C Hill

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please complete the form below if you can spare some time to volunteer in the Canteen.


Please note Uniforms are all ordered online through Perm-A-Pleat. Go to the School website www.hrs.wa.edu.au and follow the Families Link on the top right of the page.

Please see below for the Holy Rosary Uniform Policy


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.


Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0412 445 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au


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