Holy Rosary School Derby

NEWSLETTER / TERM 1 / WEEK 2 / 8th February 2023

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Message from Miss Melanie

Welcome to the 2023 school year. We are looking forward to a fantastic year of learning and shared experiences. I would like to welcome our new staff Miss Caroline, Miss Rebecca, Miss Inge and Mr Clinton. I would also like to welcome all our new families to our Holy Rosary Community.

We had a very positive start to the year, considering the challenges that some staff and families have faced over the holidays with the flood. There has been some great learning taking place in the classrooms and we look forward to sharing these with you through Seesaw posts - so please connect so you can see the great work being done in class each week.

Our first Whole School Mass took place on Friday 3rd February afternoon. It was great for the school to share in our first Mass and the students were very respectful. Their hymn singing was a little rusty but we will work on this over the term. Thank you to Monsignor Paul for officiating.

We have some exciting things planned for Term 1 for our students. Assemblies will be in Weeks 3, 6 and 9 of this term, with Pre-Primary starting the year with their item. Look out for information for our Pool Party on Friday the 17th Feb.

Once again welcome to 2023, I look forward to sharing a fabulous year with our students, staff and families.

God Bless.

Miss Melanie

Rejoicing Religion

Monsignor Paul will be conducting a Commitment Mass on Sunday 19th February for the Holy Rosary Staff. All of our families are encouraged to attend to support our Staff. Mass starts at 9.00am and we look forward to sharing this Mass with you.

Sacraments - for any families who have children who are baptised Catholic and would like to participate in the Sacramental programs, please can you contact the office and let Miss Jenna know. There will be a Commitment Mass for all Sacramental Candidates on Sunday 14th May (Term 2) so we encourage any families to let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to start organising these special events.

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Sports Scoop

We have re-scheduled our swimming lessons for wks 8 & 9 and our Faction Swimming Carnival for Yrs 2 - 6 on the 5th April week 10. Kindy to Yr1 will participate in a Water Fun day at school. Details will be shared with families once they have been finalised.

Unfortunately any carnivals held in Broome during Term 1, we will not be able to attend due to the road. Hopefully we will be able to attend carnivals from Term 2, however, this will be looked at closer to the events.

Friday Fun Day

We will be having a Pool Party on Friday 17th February from 9.00am to 11.00am for PP to Yr6. We will be having some inflatable fun too. We will also supply lunch on this day - menu to be confirmed shortly. Our first assembly for the year will take place in the Multi Purpose Room from 1.45pm. Further details to be sent out next week. Below are some pics from last year for some inspiration.

School Access

Students and families are only to enter/leave the school grounds via the Boab gates located on Villiers, church gates and admin. Please DO NOT walk through the staff car park, this is for the safety of you and your child/ren.


Term 1

Friday 17th February - Census Day Pool Party (9 - 11am) and Assembly (1.45pm)

Thursday 2nd March - STUDENT FREE DAY

Friday 3rd March - STUDENT FREE DAY

Monday 6th March - PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Friday 10th March - Assembly

Wednesday 15th March - NAPLAN commences (Yr 3 and Yr5)

20th-31st March-Swimming Lessons

Friday 31st March - Assembly

Wednesday 5th April -School Swimming Carnival

Thursday 6th April - Last day of Term 1

Term 2

Wednesday 26th April - FIRST DAY TERM 2

Please note dates and events may change over the term

Calendar 2023


2023- 3 Yr Old Kindy-Year 6

We are now taking enrolments for 2023.

Please use the link below to download an enrolment form or contact our friendly staff in admin.

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