HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 2 Week 2 Friday 30 April
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Our ANZAC Day reflection took place this week. This was a defining moment in our history as you are well aware. I thank our Student Leaders, supported by Assistant Principal Dave Edwards, for the reverent manner in which they led the reflection.
Our Year Two students entertained us with their assembly item today. I hope you have had time to view the recording, which includes the presentation of the Merit Awards. Great fun, beautifully executed! Congratulations to all of the children involved and to their teachers Ellie Luzuk and Ana Johnson for such a lovely and enjoyable start to the day! Congratulations also to the children who received Merit Awards. Awards have been given for many reasons - Making Jesus Real, kindness, responsibility, diligence - the list goes on. Wonderful.
In this Newsletter there are details about our Mothers Day prayer service. If you are considering attending I encourage you read up on this information.
Finally, an invitation to vote for former student Andrew Bannister for the Channel 7 Young Achiever Award of which we are very supportive.
Have a great weekend.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday 12 May - Friday 14 May
- Scholastic Book Fair
Friday 14 May
- PP Assembly
Friday 28 May
- Interschool Swimming Carnival
Pupil Free Days 2021
- Monday 7 June - West Australia Day
- Friday 13 August
- Monday 16 August
- Monday 11 October
Mother’s Day Prayer Service
Mindful of the continuing restrictions together with the transition of our parish, next week our Year One classes will be leading us in Mothers Day Prayer Service in the gym, 9.00am Friday May 7.
Mothers, Grandmothers and significant females in the lives of our students are invited to attend. Some chairs will be available, but we are aware that many may be standing. Again, please adhere to the regulations - masks indoors for adults, plus the two square metre rule.
The new BIG YELLOW ARROW near the hall makes the ‘no parking’ status of that area even clearer. Let’s please keep the traffic flowing - it is good for everyone’s sanity! The Drive through on Tuesday was slow and steady - which is fabulous! People allowed others in to the queue, and parked in bays. Only two drivers failed to understand that the gap between parking rows is one way only. Following the arrows makes things so simple, with comments that the system is better than it has ever been. The drive through on Thursday was in turmoil - the weather and full obviously did not help. Finally, the car park is the responsibility of all of us. This was evidenced by a parent on Tuesday who called out somebody who parked in one of the Blue Bays who should not have done so. They moved their vehicle.
CANCELLATION OF CONFIRMATION SACRAMENTAL EVENTS
CHANNEL 7 YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD
Hi I am Andrew Bannister’s Mum, Anne. Andrew graduated in 2004. He was in the Siena centre. Andrew is a finalist in the 7 News Young Achiever of the Year Award WA in the Community relations and Volunteering category. He is passionate about giving back to the community and lives with three rare brain malformations. The winner of this category will be chosen by a panel and announced on the night. He was nominated by Rare Voices Australia.This year he organised for 66 landmarks to be lit up in Australia and around the world. He was recognised by the European, USA and Canadian Rare Disease organisations for his work. He also volunteers every Wednesday at Perth Children’s Hospital. He works for Crown in their Crownability program for those who have a disability. He was also the 2020 Mens Paracycling Road series champion. Why I am contacting you is I am wondering if the staff and if you wish the rest of the community would like to vote for Andrew in the People’s Choice award. Thanks
https://bit.ly/WAYAA21pplchoice. (Just click on Andrew's picture and press send which is at the bottom ). You can vote EVERYDAY up until May 25.
And this from Ch 7 Young Achiever Award:
Andrew Bannister, 29 of Sorrento was born with rare brain malfunctions, including Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia (PVNH), but these have not stopped him from achieving many things. Inspired by the story of Ella, whose mother organised to light up the Perth Bell Tower in 2018 after Ella died of PVNH, Andrew decided that he would organise to light up more locations to bring awareness to the condition, and later, of all rare diseases. In 2020, Andrew organised 35 landmarks in Australia and around the world to be illuminated for Rare Disease Day in February. He has already organised for 50 landmarks to be illuminated for Rare Disease Day 2021
Holy Rosary Swimming Carnival 2021
On April 23rd Holy Rosary held the 2021 Faction Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium. There were some fantastic performances on the day with Green getting over the line in a tight finish.
One of my highlights was all of the smiles on so many faces and laughs shared, it was a joy to see loud cheering in the relay races and Mr Edwards back as our DJ. It was a great way to start off the sporting program this year.
The interschool carnival has been re-scheduled to Friday May 28.
Green 1st 1812
Red 2nd 1764
Blue 3rd 1597
Gold 4th 1353
Champions & Runners Up
Boys Champion: Tayte M Runner Up: Ben F
Girls Champion: Frankie J Runner Up: Mia W
Boys Champion: Logan W Runner Up: Thomas B
Girls Champion: Halle E Runner Up: Tegan C
Boys Champion: Felix B Runner Up: Jacob D
Girls Champion: Amy G Runner Up: Vera R
Boys Champion: Patrick B Runner Up: Edward M
Girls Champion: Emily E Runner Up Bridget T
TEACHER GET TO KNOW YOU - JEN PEEL
What is the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?
Beautiful birds, willie wagtails, parrots, doves, cockatiels and crows.
If you could join any past or current music group which, would you want to join?
What celebrity would you like to meet for a cup of coffee?
Lebron James, he is a legend!
Is there anything you wished would come back in fashion?
Seems like these things already have. Scrunchies, high waisted jeans, mullets (but not for me)!
What 3 items would you take with you on a deserted island?
My family, a netball and coffee
What’s your favourite family tradition?
Friday night movie and pizza night
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
Love them. The bigger the better.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chocolate, just chocolate!!
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Dancing Queen ABBA
What makes you laugh the most?
My husband, Mark
This week has been about gratitude and reflection and we ended each library session with a relaxing activity. The Junior Chess Grand Final will take place next week. Well done to the year 1, 2 and 3 students for excellent sportsmanship and skills! Check the newsletter next week (and last week) for more details regarding our Scholastic Book Fair set for week 4. Thank you to those who have replied to my call for help. I am desperately in need for helpers after school 3-4pm – you can assist on any day, please respond below. Thanks for your support!
Have a lovely weekend
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” —Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
P & F NEWS
Mums Night Out
Mums Night Out Event Postponed – New Date Thursday 20th May
It’s unfortunate but due to COVID restrictions we have had to postpone our ‘Mums Night Out’.
It has been pushed back 2 weeks and will now be held on:
Thursday, 20th May
The Boulevard Hotel, Floreat
Apologies for the inconvenience but we were so excited to be able to still host an evening full of wonderful people, drinks, food and fabulous entertainment.
If you have already purchased a ticket and can no longer attend the event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase your tickets below before Friday 14th May
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 3 May: K Martino, K Lindsay
Wednesday 5 May: A Alsworth, G Natalia
Friday 7 May: K Nolan, D Thorpe
Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Cauliflower
Leanna 0414 953 958
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm
Keyed Up Music Lessons
Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar group lessons next term on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school. Lessons start from $18.65 for a group of 4 per lesson. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment_form