HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 7 - 16 March
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We wish all Dad and Kids a wonderful camp out on the oval this weekend. Nathan Byrne is again coordinating the event which no doubt will be memorable for all the right reasons!
Also this weekend, our staff involved with three year old Kindy through to Year Two students, together with several members of the Siena team, are attending an on-site workshop, the purpose of which is to learn more together of the Walker Learning approach. This early childhood professional development opportunity, presented by an expert in this approach, is an exciting one, and will give our junior primary and Siena staff involved the opportunity to determine what of this approach has merit in our context. As it is a hands on workshop which will utilise the Kindy and Preprimary playgrounds, I would ask that dads ensure that children do not use those playgrounds on Saturday before 3pm.
Everyone who attended Friday’s Sundowner – and there were loads of us who did – had a great time! Michelle Della Franca’s idea to stage it in the Dominican playground was an inspired one which kept everyone together. Congratulations to HRC President Mark Nolan, Michelle and everyone who set up, cooked, cleaned up on what was a hugely successful community event, and posted it on Facebook that same night. Our grateful thanks to you for making it happen.
Last Sunday’s Blessing of the priory and parish centre of Our Lady of the Rosary went very very well, with seven Dominican priests in attendance including Father David, and Father Peter Nguyen, immediate past Parish Priests. A big number of people were there, and our choir provided entertainment which was fantastic! Thank you to our Music specialist teacher Michelle Kirwan who had the children very well prepared, to the children themselves (see the photo) who sounded fabulous, and to their parents who got them there for the ceremony. To Father Peter and Parish administrator Kaye Shervington, congratulations! It was a very special day in the life of the community.
We hope to see you at the assembly next week led by our Year Three Catherine gang!
Have a great weekend
Mark de Kluyver
The Choir at the Blessing of the Parish Centre
Student Leadership at our school is rich and diverse, and much valued by both students and staff. I would like to congratulate Ursula Finneran and Michael Ellis who are our Leading Altar Servers for 2018. They lead by example, and will roster our other altar servers to assist at school and class masses. They will do a fine job of supporting Father Peter and Father Chinh. Thank you Peter and Ursula!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday 17 March
- Dads and Kids Camp Out
- Sacramental Registration at Mass 6pm-7pm
Sunday 18 March
- Sacramental Registration at Mass 8am - 9am
- Sacramental Registration at Mass 10am - 11am
Thursday 22 March
- 3C Class Mass
Friday 23 March
- 3C Class Assembly & Awards
Monday March 26
- Holy Rosary Swimming Trials - HBF Stadium
Tuesday 10 April
- Early Closing 12 noon
- Parent/Teacher Interviews 12:30pm
Friday 13 April
- End of Term 1
Student Free Days for 2018
- Friday March 30 - Good Friday
- Monday April 2 - Easter Monday
- Tuesday April 3 - Easter Tuesday
- Monday 30 April - Staff Day
- Monday June 4 - WA Day
- Monday July 16 - Staff Day
- Tuesday July 17 - Staff Day
- Friday 21 September - Staff Day
- Monday October 8 - Staff Day
Significant Dates 2018
4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS 2020
We will be interviewing new families to the school in Term 2, 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent/Teacher Interviews 2018
Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday the 10th April from 12:30pm. Bookings are open from today and must be finalised before the 4th of April at 3pm, when bookings for this event will close. Please note that school finishes at 12.00pm on the interview day.
If parents do not have internet access they may phone the school on 9203 4500. Interviews are strictly 10 mins and spaces are limited. If you require more time, please contact your teacher directly to make alternative arrangements.
To make your booking click the link: www.schoolinterviews.com.au
You may change your bookings, any time prior to the closing date, by re-visiting the www.schoolinterviews.com.au website, and using the event code. Remember to use the same name and email address, you used when you made your original booking. Parents wishing to change their interview times after the closing date, should contact the school directly on: 9203 4500
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR ASSEMBLY 23 MARCH
PPC: Thia Gajula, Noah Dimattina, Campbell McLure
PPD: Mia Wisniewski, Roxi McGuinness, Flynn Williams
1C: Taylor Chiappini, Maya Phillips, Daniel Vucic
1D: Dylan Holmes, Harlen Mcintyre-Llewellyn, Ciara Rattray
2C: Sam Hunter, Audrey Mascarenhas, Isla Robotham
2D: Amy Griffin, James Xanthis, Harry McLean
3C: Leo Cestrilli, Miley Trpchev, Indiana Vucic, Tobias Zeid
3D: Levi Napoli, Giselle Adkins, Alex Byrne, Lily Harnwell
4C: Bailey Norman, Innika Bosch-Broadway, Pranav Sivashanker
4D: Andre Della-Franca, Nicholas Hie, Ryan Lockyer
5C: Lucy Peel, Jesse Blitz-Cokis, Cian O’Dea
5D: Aston Cowley, Erin Griffin, Gemma Paulet, Matthew Wong
6C: Issac Thomas, Caitlin Kendall, Zoe Temov
6D: Leo Kriletich, Elise Gavin, Bailey Stubber
SWIMMING TRIALS PROGRAMME
A reminder to parents that children playing in the Dominican Playground after school is welcomed as long as children are supervised by a parent and the area is vacated at 3:30pm when it is licensed for use by the Outside School Hours Care children.
Thank you for your understanding.
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
RAISING DOUGH FOR OUR SCHOOL
Holy Rosary has signed up to Bakers Delight (Woodlands Store) fantastic 2018 fundraiser: 10% of all purchases made by families/members of our school will be donated directly back to us!
Just say “Holy Rosary” every time you or a member of family makes a purchase. It runs for the whole year, so keep at it. Other locals school have raised substantial amounts of money via this generous program.
It’s that easy!
The Holy Rosary Footy Tipping Competition!
The Holy Rosary Footy Tipping Competition is back. This competition is open to all currently enrolled Holy Rosary students and staff. Weekly prizes will be awarded for the most accurate tipping. Winners will be announced in the school newsletter, Facebook, assemblies & via the footy tipping website itself. The prizes you are eligible to win will be announced shortly.
Round 1 starts on THURSDAY 22nd MARCH, so make sure you register and get your round 1 tips in before then.
HOW TO JOIN?
The footy tipping comp will run via the footytips.com.au site. To be part of the comp you will need an account to this site. If the Holy Rosary Student will be using a parents email address to join this site, please ensure the “display name” is that of the student, thanks!
If you would like to join in the fun click this link http://www.footytips.com.au
Create an account (if you do not already have one) by clicking the Join Now > button, just below the log in area.
If you have an account (or after you have created one), log in and click this link to join our comp:
The password to enter the comp is: winner
If you have any queries please contact email@example.com
Thanks and best of luck!
The Holy Rosary Community
MICHAEL SUPPORTING GREATEST SHAVE
Michael Ellis (Year 6) is supporting the World’s Greatest Shave – check out the video on the facebook link below:
“I'm taking part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation. Please sponsor me to give Aussie families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need.”
To help Michael help others go to:
COLES SCHOOL FOR SPORTS - APRIL 3 FINAL DAY
Thanks to everyone for collecting the Coles School for Sports Vouchers, please note the final day for collection is 3 April. The more we have, the more sports equipment we can get. The box is located outside the front office at the school – so bring in your tokens and place them in this box. Thanks!
The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary
The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who support our School Community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Building is something our community can do very well! Our Directory has a few builders – each with their niche.
This week we feature Alex Yap from JAV Developments and Jeff Ferguson from Renoworks.
Between Alex and Jeff you get a brand new home right through to new again bathroom. There are more skilled building professionals in our book – so take a look!
The Library has gone green this week as we celebrate St Patrick. It’s been lots of fun. Whilst the Holy Rosary Chess Tournament won’t begin until term 2, (seniors in term 3) our Chess Superstars are welcome to participate in the below competition with support from their parents. Happy St Patricks Day!
“May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness come through your door.” Irish Blessing
School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Canteen.
The next reward redemption day will be Thursday 22 March.
New rewards for Term One are the Twister Power Handball and Secret Scratch Notepad.
Grand Prize Competition
This year, one lucky School Banker will win a family trip for up to two adults and three children to Hawaii, USA just by saving. For a chance to win, students will need to make 15 or more School Banking deposits before the end of Term 3 2018 to automatically receive an entry into the competition.
The trip includes:
· Return economy flights to Honolulu, Hawaii plus airport transfers
· 7 nights accommodation at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort staying in a Luxury Ocean Room, with beach views and breakfast included
· AU$2,000 spending money.
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.
Christine, Natalie and Lisa
FACTION SWIMMING CAPS - $ 5 cash (available from the uniform shop only)
Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am
The uniform shop is not open during the holidays or on PD days. Click here for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, or emailed to email@example.com. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday Evening - 6:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am
Parish Office 0412 445 199
After hours: 0412 445 199
FAQ is Back !
What’s with the new sign in process at reception?
- We want to ensure that all adults on site are registered. This is about safety and security. The electronic sign-in provides a clear sticker (which includes your photo) for display. It is more convenient than the old visitor badge, and provides much more information. Signing off on the code of conduct, is part of the process. There are a few details to complete the first time you use it, but then it remembers you and makes the next time quicker.
Will the times for our crosswalk attendant Brendan change to match the school’s new closing time?
- Yes, Brendan will be starting earlier as soon as he is permitted to by his employer. Many thanks to one of our parents for pointing out the need for this change.
Why are our school swimming trials and the school carnival held in different terms?
- Challenge Stadium policy is to allocate only one day per school in term one because of demand.
Will we have 3 Year Old Kindy in 2019?
- YOU BET!
Scribblers Festival - Are you ready for five magical days of creativity, connection, learning – and fun?
“What might you find in a poet’s beard? Where are things stranger than fiction? And, what are the foulest words in the English language? Check out @scribblersfest at The Goods Shed in Claremont, and you’ll find out!”
From 9-13 May 2018 in and around Claremont, the inaugural Scribblers Festival invites you to celebrate the magic of storytelling, and inspire and empower young minds through reading, writing, art and creativity.
With special schools and family programming, the festival will feature local, national and international authors and illustrators, talks, workshops, a kid-run podcast caravan, and a special Mother’s Day Market on Sunday 13 May.
Follow @scribblersfest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates. Sign up to their enewsletter and learn more at scribblersfestival.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
Newman College Presents: “Grease (the Junior Version ) is a family friendly ‘G rated’ production of the much loved iconic Pulitzer prize winning musical Grease. The production playing at Newman College, May 9 - 12, cuts references to teen alcohol use and pregnancy and uses more appropriate language throughout the script, while still retaining the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make Grease a favourite among rock and roll fans of all ages.
Join your favourite Rydell High students, Danny & Sandy, The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies, along with a cast of hilarious characters as they hand-jive their way to Graduation.
The beloved story will be brought to life by Newman College’s students across Years 5 - 12 as a full musical production, in the stunning Neman College 600 seat Marist Auditorium.”