Term 3 Week 2 - 28 July

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Holy Rosary Facebook gets a facelift

One the many special things about Holy Rosary is our school community. Great things happen here on a daily basis and we’d love to share more of those moments with you. We have introduced the class blogs and revamped the school newsletter – now Facebook is getting a facelift!

Our Facebook has been rebadged ‘Holy Rosary School, Doubleview’ and we have a team of parents working on it to share news, announcements and special moments to keep you in touch with what’s happening.

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.

We encourage you to visit the Facebook page and like, comment, tag and share our posts.

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Welcome to the end of the second week of term, which was celebrated in style for us by our Year Two Catherine gang! Congratulations and many many thanks to Jen Rudyard and her students on a great assembly!

Congratulations also to our Interschool Cross Country team who flew at the competition on Tuesday! They certainly gave of their best and are to be congratulated. They attended before school training, ably led by Mr Flexman and Ms Catherall. To Rob and Julie thank you very much for making that commitment to our children to ensure that they were well prepared!

Thank you to all who were able to get to our community P&F meeting on Tuesday. It was a great meeting. Changes are afoot in terms of what our P&F is called and how it operates. In short we are moving in to a new space, and that makes for exciting times ahead.

Assistant Principal Pat Winton is leading our St Dominic’s Day festivities which are on next Friday, and they promise to be loads of fun – what a fabulous way to celebrate the anniversary of our Patron Saint!

Best wishes

Mark de Kluyver



Friday 4 August

St Dominic's Day - Mini Fete

Sausage Sizzle lunch

Tuesday 8 August

Board Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom

Friday 11 August

1D Class Assembly, Merit Awards

Monday 14 August - Friday 18 August

YR 3 Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment

Tuesday 15 August

Whole School Mass Feast of the Assumption led by Year 4

Friday 18 August

PPC Class Assembly, Merit Awards

Saturday 19 August

Eucharist Commitment Mass - 6pm

Sunday 20 August

Eucharist Commitment Mass - 10am

Tuesday 22 August

P & F Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom

Wednesday 23 August

Eucharist Parent/Student Workshops 5 - 6pm & 6:30 - 7:30pm

Friday 25 August

Book Week Parade

Monday 4 September

5D Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library

Wednesday 6 September

5C Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library

Wednesday 20 September

End of Term 3

Monday 9 October

Term 4 commences

Student Free Days 2017

  • Thursday 21 Sept - Staff PD
  • Friday 22 Sept - Student Free


school fees

These were emailed on Thursday 27 July to families with balances on the account. This is the final account for the year and we ask you to make every effort to make payment of the account in 14 days unless you have made other arrangements with the office.

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Tuesday's Cross Country


On Monday to Wednesday next week there is a Leadership Forum taking place in the gym. Would parents of PP to Yr 6 students please make every effort to use the drive through on these days as there will be very little parking available.

Also we ask that you endeavour not park on resident's verges or driveways around the school when you drop off or pick up your children and please observe the No Standing signs. We have had a number of complaints from residents on Huntriss Road recently. There is parking available at Hale Hockey Carpark.

Please click HERE for the Instructions and Map for Drive Through drop off and pick up.

Thank you for your co-operation.



There is more to managing screen time than just reducing duration and access. What are the best ways to manage your child’s screen use?



P&F presents $20,000 to school

P&F President Simon Devlin presented the school with a $20,000 cheque on Tuesday evening, as the parent community contribution to the Year 6 and Year 2 contemporary classrooms. Thank you for all fundraising efforts which make these contributions possible,

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Year 6’s cool new contemporary classrooms

The Year 6 classes are enjoying their new contemporary classrooms! Check out this very cool time-lapse video of the classroom transformation.

As you will know, the parent community is supporting and co-funding the introduction of these great learning spaces across the school. We’re hoping to raise a good deal of money from the Lap-a-thon (8 September) to help speed up the roll-out and provide all our children with these great resources.

Year 6 Flexible Learning Space

Minkey Hockey Family Fun Day

Holy Rosary hockey players and parents turned out in force for Saturday’s Minkey Hockey family fun day at Newman Knights Hockey Club. There was food (thanks Peta Berry), face-painting, games (thanks to the Johnson girls), and a bouncy castle; but the highlight was the kids versus parents’ match. Great sportsmanship was on show by the children, with the older players ensuring the little ones had a go. Umpire and organiser Nathan Byrne had his work cut out keeping the parents in line, but generously awarded his wife a free hit for their wedding anniversary! Many thanks to all the Holy Rosary parent coaches and helpers and to Catherine Scott (past parent) for co-ordinating Minkey Hockey this season.

Congratulations Megan Wong on your scholarship!

Megan Wong has received a scholarship from St Mary’s Anglican School for her high school tuition. Megan acknowledges all the support from her mum and dad, and the teachers at Holy Rosary who have provided a strong foundation for her learning. In years to come, Megan hopes to help others in a health-related field. Congratulations Megan, from the Holy Rosary community!

See the full interview with Megan on our Holy Rosary Facebook page.

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Entertainment Books: To order an Entertainment Book online please go to www.entbook.com.au/8437a8 - The cost of a Book or Digital Membership is $70. Forms are also available from the School Office.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary

The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who want to support the 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 on mark@sensefs.com.au.

Jonathon woolfrey - talenting

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Get to know jonathon woolfrey

What do you do?

I consult in human resources, but the way I like to conceptualise it is I help organisations to create environments that bring talent to life! This may include problem solving, helping developing people strategy, and through training and development.

Why Did You Choose Your Profession?

In part because I thought my studies would help me become the next Agent Mulder from the X-Files. When it dawned upon me it wouldn’t and I’d spent/wasted 3 years thus far, I changed tack and thought I might try and help organisations make working life better given we spend so much time there!

What was your favourite age at school and why?

About Year 5 (10 years old). I lived in Karratha, and all I cared about was playing footy, cricket and riding my bike around with my friends until the sun went down. Simple life.

What was the last picture you took with your phone?

Without checking, I can say that it would be of one of my kids doing something silly they felt compelled to capture for eternity!

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

My aim as a university lecturer is to try and keep people awake, so compliments like this are a bonus: “I find myself hungry and exited to learn more and have a better educated opinion on just about everything, so you have far exceeded my expectations.”

What cheers you up?

Being silly and dancing with the kids. Always reminds me of what life is all about!

Have you ever been in a food fight?

Every night at my house feels like an unofficial food fight.

What song will always get you on the dance floor?

Many, but in particular, Will Smith’s Getting Jiggy With It. And (un)fortunately my friends and family all know this weakness…

What is your favourite movie?

Billy Madison – it’s such a silly movie, and doesn’t pretend to be anything other than that.

What is your favourite decade?

Most definitely the 90s. The music, basketball was king, the Dockers’ adventure started, I met my wife, and I had little responsibility!

West Coast or Fremantle?

Fremantle. I love the ‘adventure’ of being a Dockers fan!


Click here for winter menu

St Dominic's Day - Friday 4 August - There will be a sausage sizzle on Friday 4 August for St Dominic's Day. Every child will be supplied with a sausage in a bun and a juice box. Please note there will be NO LUNCH ORDERS on that day. Recess will be as normal.

Mon 31 July - N Hyndes, K Lockyer

Wed 2 August - D Borgas, D Taylor, C Stevenson

Fri 4 August - N Rodrigo, L McHahon, M Della Franca

Wednesday’s soup will be: Chicken & Vegetable

I'd love to have a few dads volunteer for Canteen duty on Friday 8 September.


Leanna 0414 953 958


How to Get Started with School Banking

Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide ID 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.

School Banking is every Tuesday 8:15am - 8:45am at the Canteen.

Sonja, Christine and Natalie


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 uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator


Please click HERE for the OSHC Newsletter.


Healing Mass 24th August 10.00am - (Our Lady of the Rosary Church)

We hope winter has been kind for you all.Come to the next Healing Mass to praise God for your gift of health and for those who care for you.

Be the ones who are invited who turn up for the celebration and in the right gear!

Agape Prayer Group will sing with us and Rosary Care will serve the Morning Tea.

For transport assistance ring Christine 9244 3288

2017 Sacramental Program

This Parish family based program covers the sacraments of Confirmation, First Eucharist and Reconciliation. The dates are:

First Eucharist: 9 Sept 6 pm Mass or 10 Sept 10 am Mass

Reconciliation: 21st Oct 5 pm or 28th Oct 5 pm

For further information contact Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 44

Mass Times

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am

Parish Office 0411 123 441

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

After hours: 0422 836 900


Newman College - Enrolment for 2020 - Applications are now invited for enrolment into Year 7 2020. Newman College invites families to attend our Twilight Tours and Information Evening on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

Witness our new Vision for Learning “Shine Through Discovery” as we grow our students to be critical thinkers in their faith and learning journey. Discover our learning pathways, co-curricular opportunities, facilities, services and our proposed learning spaces of the future. Meet our College Principal, Mr John Finneran, the Senior Leadership Team, staff and students, as we tell our story, grounded in high expectations for academic and personal success.

Tours will commence at 6.00pm from the Champagnat Chapel, Marcellin Campus and conclude at the Marist Auditorium in time for our presentation at 7.00pm, 216 Empire Avenue, Churchlands.

To register your attendance for both the tours and Information Evening, or if you require an Enrolment Pack, please contact the Enrolments Office on (08) 9204 9405 or registrar@newman.wa.edu.au . Applications close Friday 25 August 2017

St Mary's School/St Joseph's School Merredin - 90th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion on Saturday 14 October 2017. For details/queries please call 9041 1907 or go to our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1280999235332626/

Centre for Faith Enrichment - Are you searching for ways to enrich your understanding of the Catholic faith and tradition? Would you like to find out more about the role of women in the Bible, the leadership of Pope Francis or John Paul II’s teachings on the theology of the body? The Centre for Faith Enrichment offers a wide range of face-to-face and online courses and events on topics ranging from spirituality, Church history, theology, scripture, Christian living and much more. No exams or assignments, just a relaxed and friendly learning atmosphere. To know more visit our website www.cfe.org.au where you will find our courses and events page. To stay up to date with Centre for Faith Enrichment courses and events click here.

Are YOU a Former Student or Staff Member?

Are you a former student or staff of St Joachim’s, Xavier College, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Mercy or Ursula Frayne Catholic College? We are looking for you to join the newly formed Alumni. Let us help you reconnect with your old school and friends. Go to our website www.ursulafrayne.wa.edu.au and complete the registration form (under Community) or contact Mary McGonigle on 9470 0925 or alumni@ufcc.wa.edu.au to have a form sent to you. In 2019, we celebrate 120 years since our foundation school was opened and we would like to have as many former students and staff join us in celebration.

Keyed Up Music will be teaching group music lessons after school. Keyboard lessons on a Monday and Tuesday and Guitar lessons on a Wednesday and Thursday. Lessons start from $16.95. To enrol your child please go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form if you require more information please contact Therese on 1300 366 243 or email usenquiry@keyedupmusic.com.au

Woodlands Teeball Club 2017/2018 Registrations - Registrations for the 2017/2018 Teeball Season will open on 1 August 2017. Registration day will take place on Saturday 12 August 2017 at Warren Lake Hall, Woodlands Reserve, Teakwood Ave Woodlands between 12 noon and 2pm. Please refer to our website woodlandsteeball.tidyclubhq.com for more information.

Holy Rosary School

35 Williamstown Road


WA 6018

Tel: (08) 9203 4500

Fax: (08) 9244 1931

Email: admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

Website: www.hrs.wa.edu.au