HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 2 - 9 February
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Lots of you were able to get to the Information Sessions on Tuesday. As I’ve said before, our teachers have been keen to see you and introduce themselves, let you know some of our whole school priorities for 2018, as well as paint a picture of their plans for that grade for the year. It means a lot to them that you came – thank you very much.
This week saw the commencement of Edudance for our Preprimary to Year Six students – an enjoyable programme which culminates in concerts at the end of the term. Edudance is a great programme, and builds on what has gone before. No doubt you will get to see some of the moves at home!
Next week is a big one for us, with our Year Six students on camp in Albany for the week. We wish them safe journey, and much much fun. Memories are made of this!
Our first School Mass for the year is also next week, on Wednesday which is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. It would mean a lot to us to see a big contingent of parents and extended family at Mass on Wednesday at 9.00 am. Our Parish Priest Father Peter Hoang is doing a great job of proclaiming to the children in his kind and good-humoured way. Hr makes everybody feel welcome. Our Year Six students will celebrate Mass in Albany, and our Kindy and Preprimary children will receive the ashes in classes as part of their own reflection on Ash Wednesday instead of attending Mass.
Have a great weekend. Best wishes to Mr T and all other members of our community participating in the Busselton Jetty Swim!
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday 12 - Friday 16 February
- Year 6 Camp
Tuesday 13 February
- Board Meeting - 7:00pm
Wednesday 14 February
- Ash Wednesday Mass - 9:00am
Thursday 22 February
- 5C Class Mass
Friday 23 February
- 8:55am - 4D Class Assembly - Presentation of Student Leader badges
Sunday 11 March
- 11am Opening of the new Parish Centre
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
Edudance fever hits holy rosary!
Year 6 Leaders 2018
Eva Dias-Kelly, Joseph Dimattina, Tristan Puzon, Thomas Gray, Layla Temov, OliviaTranter, Lily Wisniewski, Jasmine Yap
Elise Gavin, Luke Mulligan
Tahni Trpchev, Zac Brearley
Patrick Spyvee, Scarlet Goodwin
Stella Milankov, Rohan McMahon
Nia Dias-Kelly, Bianca Grant, Callum Goodlet, Tilly Hickey, Jonathan Hie, Nathaniel Hodgson, Lawson Kinshela, Evie Martin, Abbey Mouchemore, Sienna Penn, Amy Petracca, Joseph Tinoo
Lucca Della Franca, Michael Ellis, Hayley Swift, Isaac Thomas
SIGNING IN AT THE OFFICE:
It is important that everyone signs in at the Office whenever they enter the school between 8:45am and 3:00pm even if only dropping off lunch or forgotten items.
SCHOOL FEES - advance notice
FAMILY INFORMATION 2018
These forms should be returned to the School Office no later than Friday 16th February.
Holy Rosary Swimming Trials 2018 - HBF Stadium
The Holy Rosary 2018 Swimming Trials will be held on Monday March 26 at HBF Stadium for students in Year 3 – 6. Students will travel to the venue in buses leaving school at 8:50am therefore please make sure all children are in the classroom at 8:30am on Monday. The trials are due to start at 9:20am at the indoor pool.
On the day all students should arrive at school in their sports uniform, wearing their bathers underneath. Students are to have a towel, their lunch, drink and cap. They will not be permitted to purchase food at the venue.
Students will return to school by buses, Year 3 and Siena children will leave early at around 11:30am. The rest of the buses will depart HBF Stadium at 2:00pm unless otherwise organised with the school. They may change out of bathers once they return to school. The school day will finish at the normal time.
The 25m events will start from the shallow end of the pool and swim to the center of the pool to a noodle finish line. This means in the 25m events students may choose to dive off of the blocks if they are strong swimmers or they may dive off the edge of the pool in freestyle and breaststroke if they have less confidence. Backstroke events will be a traditional water start.
The purpose of the trials is to help place students in Year 3 -6 into divisions for the faction carnival in Term 4 and to help determine the Holy Rosary Interschool Swimming Squad for Years 4-6. Year 3 Students do not compete in the interschool competition.
Event Choices: (Students may choose which events they would like to trial for, however, they cannot choose a 25m and 50m event in the same stroke.)
Year 3 Students: 25m Freestyle, 25m Breaststroke, 25m Backstroke
Year 4 – 6 Students: 25m Freestyle, 25m Breaststroke, 25m Backstroke
50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, Open Butterfly 50m and Open 100m Freestyle.
1) A long whistle from the starter means students need to come up to the blocks or edge of the pool
2) The starter will then say take your marks , this is when students must prepare to enter the water
3) Then the starter will press the starter siren to start the race and students should enter the water.
Students will make their selections this week and next week and are encouraged to discuss their choices with their parents. If changes need to be made we will make them over the next two weeks after that time no further changes will be possible.
I will send the permission slip home next week, if you could please hand that into your classroom teacher as soon as possible it would be appreciated. If you are able to assist on the day please fill out the section in the permission slip for parent helpers.
Rob Flexman - P.E Teacher
holy rosary community news
CLASS REPRESENTATIVES - WE NEED YOU!
On any given day, you will find parents helping in class, the canteen, arranging social events, running sporting clubs, updating our Facebook and enjoying the friendship and support one finds in an inclusive community. Class Reps play a vital role in our school community - supporting the teachers and bringing people together.
Please consider volunteering for this important role and speak with your child’s teacher if you are interested.
In the past, Class Reps have spent a lot of time on email – but not any longer! With HR Facebook, the newsletter, blogs, and class Facebooks to keep people informed, Class Reps can rather concentrate on the community and support side of the role. We would love you to send in ‘good news’ stories for us share on HR Facebook and in the newsletter.
· Support the class teacher.
· Help new families to feel welcome.
· Arrange social get-togethers.
· Promote the community events and activities on offer.
· Share ‘good news’ stories and photos (email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook Messenger).
· If a family is in special need, offer pastoral care either through the parent network or by informing the school.
· Maintain a class contact list
· Manage class Facebook (if your year group has one).
YEAR TWO TEEBALL
Some of our Year Twos have had a ball playing teeball with the Woodlands Teeball Club. Through the hard work of their coaches they’ve developed a solid set of skills - even more rewarding has been the camaradarie they have formed as they learn together and cheer each other on each week. As well as the excitement of getting home runs and outs, they’ve celebrated two wins lately and are over the moon with their efforts, as the picture shows! Teeball has long been a part of our local community and many of our students and their families are club members.
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 email@example.com.
Congratulations and welcome to our new Holy Rosary Library Monitors for 2018 - Nia, Bianca, Evie, Abbey, Sienna, Tilly, Amy, Jonathan, Nathaniel, Joseph, Lawson and Callum! Looking forward to a great year once you're back from camp. Book Fair and Book Week dates have been set and are now in the school calendar for your info. Have a great week.
“I shall find out thousands and thousands of things!” - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burne
Click here for new summer menu
Mon 12 Feb - N Hyndes, J Dias
Wed 14 Feb - N Belladonna, S Gray
Fri 16 Feb - L Maddaford, T Zeid
Please note Ash Wednesday is on Wednesday 14 February. There will be no meat products for sale for recess or lunch on that day. Fisher burgers or fish wraps will be avialable.
I still need volunteers for Wednesdays, if you can help please let me know.
Leanna 0414 953 958
School Banking Thursdays 8:15am to 8:45am at the canteen. The new theme for this year is "Super Savers". New rewards for Term One are the Twister Power Handball and Secret Scratch Notepad.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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 email@example.com
Newman Knights Hockey Club - Registration Day – Sunday, 17 February 2018
Newman Knights is a family focused hockey club that welcomes newcomers.
Registration day for Pre-primary's to Year 12 is set for 17 February 2018
at our Club Rooms on Tuscany Way, Churchlands from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
If you have a query, please call Peta Kelly on 0412 866 211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form