Term 2 Week 1 - 4 May

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to term two! It was a real pleasure to witness children bounding in to school, ready to embrace the term. They look great in their winter uniforms! As a nine week term it will go quickly. When you check your calendar you will note that there are many opportunities to engage with events and special occasions in the life of our community and we welcome your presence. Certainly this week has been a big one!

Welcome Ashlee and Pieter Kruger, and Brody and Isla Tankard. We are so pleased that you and your parents have joined the Holy Rosary Community and trust that your experience will be terrific!

Welcome back Pat Winton and Rom Strack! Pat returns well-recovered from his surgery, and Rom replaces Trish Norman who is on long service leave for the term.

Quite a lot of work has again been undertaken during the break, with new TV screens now in Years One and Two replacing the old screens. A TV screen has also been put in to the library as part of the change to operation of the far corner of the library – which already is looking great! Online ordering for canteen has been set up and will no doubt increase in popularity over time. Certainly there has been a lot of interest in getting this facility. It makes for less need to have cash ready which suits a lot of people.

A Parent Talk on the Sacrament of Confirmation took place on Wednesday night, with the student retreat following on the Thursday. To Kaye, Father Peter, Lachie Darby and Kate O'Neill thank you for all you did to make this happen.

Thank you for having your children looking fabulous for the school photos this week. They went well despite the weather!! Organising these photos was a major undertaking. Thank you to Geordie Thuijs for making the process such a smooth one.

Thank you to everyone able to join us for our ANZAC ceremony today. We were pleased to see you! Brother Stephen made all the arrangements and we thank him for being so well prepared - it was beautiful.

A reminder about our Mothers’ Day breakfast next Friday followed by mass. Click on the link to come along. It is different this year, and will be awesome!

Finally, Four Year Old Kindy interviews – for both 2019 and 2020 – are already under way. Term two is generally one where people become more active in seeking places in our school. If you know of anyone interested in taking a look around please encourage them to get in touch either via our new website, or to call or swing by.

Have a great weekend.

Mark de Kluyver


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Saturday 5 May

  • Confirmation Commitment Ceremony 6-7pm

Sunday 6 May

  • Confirmation Commitment Ceremony 10-11am

Tuesday 8 May

  • Board Meeting - 7pm

Friday 11 May

  • Mothers Day Breakfast
  • CPSSA Interschool Sports

Tuesday 15 May

  • Empowering Parents - Raising the Resilient child Workshop 7-9pm
  • NAPLAN Yrs 3 & 5

Wednesday 16 May

  • Parent/Student Confirmation Workshop 5 - 6pm
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • NAPLAN Yrs 3 & 5

Thursday 17 May

  • 5D Class Mass
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • NAPLAN Yrs 3 & 5

Friday 18 May

  • PPC Class Assembly & Awards
  • Scholastic Book Fair

Saturday 26 May

  • Confirmation Mass 6pm

Student Free Days for 2018

  • 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


Please include the child's NAME and CLASS (e.g. 5C, 6D) in the email.


You can also submit an Absentee form by clicking on the 'Links' tab on our new website https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/


We have several of these bays around school. Every one of these bays is necessary to meet the needs of many of the children in our community.

On Thursday there was an incident in the parking area at the front of our school. Do not under any circumstances park there unless you have a permit.

CECWA Strategic Directions

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) has a strategic purpose to ensure that Catholic education is delivered and managed through the system of Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) in a responsible and effective manner, working within the Catholic Mission, appropriate standards and regulations.

The CECWA has commenced the process of developing the strategic direction for Catholic education in Western Australia from 2019 to 2021. This fundamental work will enable the CECWA to consolidate and communicate our key objectives for coming years.

The first phase of this consultation involves gathering feedback from our Catholic education community that will inform the draft Strategic Directions 2019 - 2021.

We would like to invite you to complete a survey to provide your valued input. Visit

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cecwa-strategic-directions to complete the survey, open for participation until Friday, 11 May.

The CECWA is eager to listen to our community through this important process and I thank you in anticipation for your participation in helping to shape the future direction of Catholic education throughout Western Australia.

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School fees were emailed yesterday. If you have not received your account please call Laurie Evans on 9203 4500. Families who have already settled their account would not have received an email.

MOthers Day Photos

Dear Parents,

As part of our Mothers Day Mass, we would like to create a short reflection that celebrates how wonderful our HR Mothers are. If you could help by sending in a digital photo it would be much appreciated. We are looking for photos of mothers with their children – on holidays, sports, Christmas, being silly – there are no rules!

Photos can be sent to admin@hrs.wa.edu.au with 'Mothers Day Photo' in the subject line.


Congratulations to our Round Five winners:

1: Adam Monzu

2: Antonio Della Polina

3: James Xanthis

and our Round Six winners:

1: Jasmine Tan

2: David Gardner

3: Antonio Della Polina

Library News

Welcome back to a busy term in the Library! Year 1-3 students have been nominating for the Junior Chess Tournament to commence in week 2. Thank you to the year 5 and 6 students who will help umpire.

Book Fair is in week 3 on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May, before and after school and at lunchtime. If any parents can spare an hour to help, please add your name to the google form below. Any assistance is much appreciated. The Library receives many new books as a result of the Fair as well as a profit which is put towards books purchased elsewhere.

Finally, a book about a farm from the State Library has been returned to HR. It is in the Library ready for collection.

Mrs Butson

“The most memorable books from our childhoods are those that make us feel less alone, convince us that our own foibles and quirks are both as individual as a finger-print and as universal as an open hand.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time


If anyone has any plastic plant pots please bring them in to the Science Room. We need some urgently.


Tanya Skinner - Science Teacher


Monday 7 May - T Brearley, A Hernandez

Wednesday 9 May - B Warner, N Belladonna, J Spriggins

Friday 11 May - N King, N Ferguson

Soup of the Day: Creamy Chicken Pie

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please clink on link below for Winter Menu for Term 2



School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Canteen.

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


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.

Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator

Mass Times

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am

Parish Office 0412 445 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

After hours: 0412 445 199



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We’ll be serving coffee, tea, juice, croissants and fruit. Plus, there will be raffles and door prizes!

Breakfast will be held in the undercover area.

The cost is $5 donation per family, on the day.

Please register your attendance numbers on Eventbrite.

We need dads to volunteer their services on the morning – so feel free to nominate them.

Please click on the link below.


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EMPOWERING PARENTS: Raising the Resilient Child Workshop

The Holy Rosary Community invite you to join us for an evening with the renowned parenting expert and child therapist Claire Orange, as she provides research based, hands on practical parenting strategies for Raising the Resilient Child.

Many may know of Claire from her regular parenting expert segments with Channel 9 and 6PR.

The workshop will:

  • introduce the strengths based model for building resilience, called the Resilience Doughnut.
  • examine the Resilience Doughnut as a model for developing resilience in young people.
  • examine how to help children talk about coping and peer relationships.
  • look at practical ways that we can foster optimism in children.
  • consider how the language we use can have a powerful effect in helping children to see a way forward through their difficulties.

Date: Tuesday 15th May 2018

Time: 7pm (90 minute session plus question time)

Venue: Holy Rosary Primary School

Cost: $10 per person

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/raising-the-resilient-child-workshop-with-claire-orange-tickets

Queries: Contact kellie at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Our school community invites all parents, carers, teachers and staff to attend this event. We would love to see you there!

Claire Orange is an Allied Health Therapist, Parenting Coach, Child Mental Health Counsellor, Author and Speaker. As a parent of 4 boys, she takes the business of social emotional well-being very seriously, knowing it is the foundation to raising a happy and successful child in a happy and successful family.

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The time has come to purchase your entertainment books from Holy Rosary. Forms have been sent home with information. The Digital versions on your phone are very handy! For those who have purchased books over the holidays, your early bird coupons will be available from the front office later this week. The 2018-2019 books themselves will be available for collection in the coming weeks – stay tuned.To order an Entertainment Book, click on the link below:


And to view a virtual book, click on the below link


Any questions, please email:

Thank you so much!!


Please bring in any tokens you have left and place in the box at the front office. We will be sending our final batch back to Coles to redeem our sports equipment in the coming weeks. Thanks!


And don’t forget to keep mentioning Holy Rosary Primary School each time you make a purchase at Baker’s Delight Woodlands, no matter how big or small your purchase. The more purchases, the more money we will raise for our school. Thank you!

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 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 holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

There are many useful families in our book – so take a look!


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Keyed Up Music will be teaching Guitar Lessons on Wednesday and Thursday as well as Keyboard lessons on Monday and Tuesday after school. Lessons start from $17.50 for a group lesson of 4 people, $18.10 for a group lesson of 3, $22.55 for a shared lesson and $33.00 for an individual lesson. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

Newman Churchlands Swimming Club

Registrations are now open for the 2018 Winter Squad season at Newman Churchlands Swimming Club.

Squad training will commence on Monday 14 May at the heated pool at Newman College at 4pm.

Session times and fees:

1 session per week (Mondays only) . Registration fee $250

Juniors 4:00-5:00pm

Seniors 4:00-5:30pm

2 sessions per week (Mondays and Wednesday) . Registration fee $350

Juniors 4:00-5:00pm

Seniors 4:00-5:30pm

The link to the registration page can be found at the club website www.newmanchurchlandsswimclub.org.au

NCSC Winter Squads will run from 14 May to 31 August 2018. All current and new swimmers are welcome.

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Holy Rosary School

35 Williamstown Road

Doubleview, WA 6018

Tel: (08) 9203 4500

Fax: (08) 9244 1931

Email: admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

Website: https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/holyrosaryschooldoubleview/