HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 4 - 23 February
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you to Dave Edwards and his Year Four Dominic Gang performed admirably at today’s assembly – it was great fun! Congratulations to our student leaders - refreshed after a huge week on camp last week – who received their badges at today’s assembly. Every one of these students plays an important role in the leadership of Holy Rosary, and I thank them for their example, their initiative and their good-will.
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The Year Six Catherine Class Mass is on, on Thursday at 9am. Everyone is welcome to attend. Also, Father Peter is keen to welcome you over to the new Parish Centre for coffee after mass, and I would encourage you to take him up on his offer if you have the time. His welcoming nature and genuine interest in people make him good company.
Have a great weekend.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday 27 February
- HR Community Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom
Thursday 1 March
- 6C Class Mass
Thursday 8 March
- 1C Class Mass
Friday 9 March
- Year 6 Assembly and Awards
- HR Community Sundowner 4:30 - 7pm - Dominican Playground
Sunday 11 March
- 11am Opening of the new Parish Centre
Saturday 17 March
- Dads and Kids Camp Out
- Sacramental Registration 6pm-7pm
Sunday 18 March
- Sacramental Registration 10am - 11am
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
- Monday March 5 - Labour Day
- 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
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SCHOOL FEES - advance notice
School Fee Accounts
Thank you to the Parents who have enquired regarding School Fees for 2018. Due to unforeseen circumstances (software issues) school fees will be sent out later than normal. Please check the Newsletter as you will be informed when the account has been sent.
We welcome direct debit. If you would like to set up direct debit prior to your school fee account being emailed, forms are available in the School Office and on the website.
The school has been allocated a new BPAY Biller Code which is 279596. This new BPAY Biller Code must be used for all school fee payments made from 1 January 2018. This new BPAY Biller Code will appear on all future Fee Statements.
IF YOU HAVE THE OLD BPAY BILLER CODE SAVED IN YOUR INTERNET BANKING PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHANGE IT TO THE NEW CODE.
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
HOLY ROSARY SUNDOWNER
This is a Holy Rosary Community Event and the invitation goes out to all Holy Rosary students and their parents, carers, family, siblings, teachers, staff and more!
It will be held in the Dominican play ground from 4.30pm - 7pm on Friday 9th March.
There will be a sausage sizzle and icy poles for the kids. Everyone is welcome to BYO a picnic basket & blanket, nibbles and drinks.
We would LOVE to see you there!!
Thanks from the Holy Rosary Community
Holy Rosary Community Reps 2018
We’d like to introduce ourselves – we are the Holy Rosary Community Reps for 2018: Mark Nolan, Michelle Della Franca, Kristie Denham, Jean Williams, Kellie Von Bergheim, Natalia Della Polina, and Sue Griffin.
We’ve put our hands up because we all believe in the importance of community and supporting the school to provide the best opportunities for our children.
Yes, technically we are the P&F Committee, but we feel we would like to serve the school in a slightly different way, which is why we prefer the idea of being Holy Rosary Community Representatives (more like Class Reps, but for the whole school).
We hope to…
- Build community: Have some fun! Create friendships and support for each other.
- Support family businesses: Help families to prosper. Provide opportunities for families to ‘give back’ with skills and financially.
- Empower parents: Arrange seminars and events that inform and empower parents.
- Provide resources: Raise funds for school resources and facilities – for fun and for learning; as well as fundraising for causes.
You will see us around – please feel free to approach us at any time or email email@example.com
FIRST HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY MEETING
The first Holy Rosary Community (HRC) Meeting is on Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 at 7pm in the staff room.
It's our first meeting for the year and we plan to discuss the exciting events for the year ahead as well as all other relevant HRC school matters... whilst also keeping it brief!
We would love you to have you there! Everyone is welcome. Feel free to come along just to listen or share some ideas - whatever suits you.
We hope to see you there!
COLES SCHOOL FOR SPORTS
As mentioned last week, don't forget to keep collecting the Coles School for Sports Voucher for Holy Rosary. You receive 1 voucher for every $10 spent at Coles. At the end of the campaign vouchers will be redeemed for sports equipment for the school.
We will advise once the bins have arrived at the school (these are where you place your tokens). Hopefully this should be in the next week or so. For now we request you keep collecting and hold on to your tokens. Thank you!
CLASS REPS 2018 – WE NEED YOU
Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to be Class Reps for 2018. We really appreciate it.
We are still missing a number reps for the all the classes listed below. We would love these filled ASAP. For all of those parents that have said, “I’ll do it if no one else volunteers…” it’s time to come forward! Please consider volunteering for these roles and please let your class teacher know if you are interested.
Remember – less emails this year! With HR Facebook, the newsletter, blogs, and class Facebooks Groups to keep people informed, Class Reps shouldn’t have to send out as many emails – instead they can concentrate on supporting the teacher & class and organising some social outings. Thank you!
REPS ARE REQUIRED FOR:
· 3yr old Kindy
· 4C and 4D
· 5C and 5D
Should you have any questions about being a parent rep, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DADS AND KIDS CAMP OUT
Save the Date for the Dads and Kids Campout which will be on Saturday 17th March 2018.
More details will be provided in the next week.
In the meantime if you are able to help with the event, please contact us via email: email@example.com
The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary
The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who want to 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 on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mon 26 Feb - N Rodrigo, A Hernandez
Wed 28 Feb - A Alsworth, L Ellis, S Gray
Fri 2 March - D Taylor, P Berry
I still need volunteers for Wednesdays, if you can help please let me know.
Leanna 0414 953 958
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.
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.
We hope to see you at School Banking.
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 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 0411 123 441
After hours: 0412 445 199
Lenten Healing Mass 2018
Our first Healing Mass this year is on Thursday 15th March at 10.00am in Our Lady of the Rosary Church. Please make a special effort to attend the Mass with your elderly or unwell relations or friends.
Rosary Care will host the morning tea to follow in the comfortable new Rosary Community Centre. Agape Prayer Group will help us celebrate the Mass in prayerful song.
If transport is needed contact Christine from Rosary Care 9244 3288
Mothers Prayers 2018
We are excited to meet this Lent in the new Rosary Parish Centre.
We will reflect on the Lenten readings using a programme from the Diocese of Wollongong called “Surrender”. Books are available at cost of $10.
Meetings each Tuesday in Lent start at 1.30pm and finish at 3.00pm. We welcome any parishioners to join us for any of our meetings in Lent. The first Lent Meeting will be on 13th Feb.
Enquiries: Dorothy Ph 9341 4405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Liturgy at Our Lady of the Rosary
Just a reminder that Children's Liturgy has recommenced this year. It's on during the 10am Mass and is held in the new parish centre (Rosary Community Centre - the nice new building on the south side of the church). This week we learned all about Noah's Ark, and had the story re-enacted by one of our children. It is led by several of our lovely Holy Rosary mums, and the children are enjoying the varied activities each week.
As an added bonus this coming Sunday (25th Feb) there is a morning tea in the new parish centre following the 10am Mass. All are very welcome to attend.
All past priests and current and past parishioners are invited to celebrate a special Mass of thanksgiving for St Mary’s Leederville Parish on Sunday 4 March. Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB will celebrate the Centenary Mass at 10.30am. This will be followed by refreshments in the Aranmore College Centre for the Arts and Sports Science CNR of Franklin and Oxford St Leederville. No RSVP required, just come along.