Term 1 Week 4 - 28 February 2020


Good afternoon…

As Week Four comes to an end we have 50 very excited Year 6 students ready for a week at camp! On Tuesday morning Miss O’Neill, Mr Edwards, Mr Darby, Miss Pedler, Mrs O’Connor, Mrs Milne, Miss Brennan and myself will be travelling to Nanga in Dwellingup for a week of fun, friends and adventure! Nanga is a beautiful spot, under the trees in a log cabin with plenty of exciting activities to help students build their relationships, teamwork, resilience and of course are a lot of fun!

Our 5D classroom is still on track to be completed today and we look forward to our students settling back into their room with a beautiful new ceiling, complete with electrics and new lighting. I would like to say one final thank you for your support through this process, to the builders for getting it sorted as quickly as possible and the students for their flexibility and attitude to being in the staffroom!

In the past couple of weeks we have had some staffing changes that will take effect next week. Hayley Baylis, our assistant in Kindy has resigned to take on new challenges and we thank her for her contribution at Holy Rosary over the past two years. Mrs Diana Thorpe has been appointed to this position for the rest of 2020 and I know the Kindy Team are excited to be working with such an organised and enthusiastic staff member in Kindy C. With our 3YO Kindy numbers increasing quite dramatically over the past month we are also welcoming Mrs Iveta Kribalova to our 3YO Kindy Team. Many parents may have seen Iveta around the school in relief positions and her kind-hearted, nurturing and organised manner has been an asset to our school already.

Have a great long weekend and wish me luck as I am taking my twins, George and Audrey, down to Denmark to go camping while my wife Nicole is relaxing in Bali!

Geordie Thuijs



Please include your child's NAME, CLASS (e.g. 5C, 6D) and REASON FOR ABSENCE in the email. admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

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


Monday 2 March

Labour Day - Public Holiday

Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 March

Year 6 Camp

Wednesday 4 March

Year 2 Class Mass - 9am

Saturday 7 March

Registration for all Sacraments - 6pm

Sunday 8 March

Registration for all Sacraments - 10am

Tuesday 10 March

Growth & Development Parent Talk 6-7:40pm

Saturday 14 March

Dads and Kids Camp Out

Monday 16 March

Yr 6 Growth & Development Talk 9am-10:30am

Yr 5 Growth & Development Talk 11am-12:15pm

Tuesday 17 March

P & F Meeting

Wednesday 18 March

Year 5 Class Mass - 9am

Friday 20 March

Year 6 Assembly & Merit Awards

Fun Night - 5pm - 8pm

Wednesday 25 March

Year 3 Class Mass - 9am

Friday 27 March

4D Class Assembly & Merit Awards

Monday 30 March

Swimming Trials

Project Compassion

Project Compassion boxes have been sent home this week. Please support Caritas Australia this Lenten season themed “Go Further Together”.

As Teresa of Calcutta said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things, with great love.”

Through your generosity during Project Compassion this year, you will be helping empower our world’s most vulnerable communities to grow stronger and share their strengths with their communities to lift themselves out of poverty.


There are still a few parents using the staff carpark to drop off children in the morning, waiting for their children in the afternoon or pulling into the driveway of the carpark to drop children off on the footpath. As from next week there will be builders working in the carpark and the Demountable will be delivered so please do not enter the Staff carpark or driveway.


People are still parking on the verges opposite the school entrance on Angelico Street.

The Rangers have been called and will be inspecting during the coming weeks. Please do not park there. Use either Hale Car Park or the Drive Through for drop offs and pick ups.

Sick/Unwell Children at School

If your child is unwell/sick, please refrain from sending them to school. An unwell child in a classroom will spread their illness quickly as the children are in close contact with each other. Parent support is needed to ensure our children stay as well as they possibly can during the school year. When an unwell child is in a classroom environment, bugs can travel quickly. We rely on our parents to support this policy as we have children in our school who can become very ill, very quickly. Your efforts and concern for other students are highly valued.


Due to a technical issue beyond our control school fees should be issued next week. We will advise you in next week's newsletter if they have been sent.


Please see link below for information from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.


Please remember School Uniforms can only be ordered online from Permapleat via our school website by clicking on Links.



Entertainment Memberships are now 100% digital. Saying goodbye to the iconic hard copy Book wasn't an easy decision, but it significantly simplifies the experience for our fundraisers, reduces our environmental impact and allows us to provide flexibility for members and merchants.


  • User-friendly: Instantly search and redeem offers or check out the Near Me tab to find offers, wherever you are.
  • Memberships start anytime: Flexible start date, Memberships are valid for 12 months from when you activate (15 months if you take advantage of the Early Bird offer now on in Feb/March!)..
  • New offers automatically added: As soon as we sign a new offer, you get access to it. No more waiting for the next print run!
  • Multiple devices: You can still share your Membership with your family. Encourage your partner and kids to download the App so they can access valuable savings when out.
  • Convenient: The App means that as long as you have your phone, you have your Membership too (no more lugging around the book).
  • Easy gifting: We've made it simpler than ever to gift an EntertainmentMembership – simply purchase from your chosen fundraiser and the gift Membership will be delivered instantly to your inbox.
  • 3 Different Memberships: there are 3 different membership levels you can purchase:
    • Single City Membership $70
    • Multi City Membership $120 (all cities in Australia, New Zealand and Bali)
    • Multi Plus Membership $230 (Same as Multi City but for 2 years)


  • When you buy an Entertainment Membership from Holy Rosary between 1st - 31st March, you will receive a $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card!
  • If you purchase a Single City or Multi City membership, you will receive 3 months extra membership (as the physical books were valid until 31 May 2020).


Like last year, go to the following website / link and enter your details. 20% of all sales through this link go towards Holy Rosary. Last year Holy Rosary raised $1484 from Entertainment Book purchases - which was fantastic! So please continue to support our school and purchase through the following link. Share this link with your family and friends!


Any questions, please email: holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

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This year the Dads and Kids Campout will be held at the school on Saturday 14th March.

The event that has been held at the school for many years and allows dads to spend quality time with their children whilst also providing dads an unique opportunity to socialise with one another. The event is run by the dads from school and this year we are looking for a new group of dads to take an active role in running the event so that we can have a smooth transition and ensure that the tradition continues at Holy Rosary. So if you are interested if getting involved in helping out please get in touch with Nathan Byrne (nathan_byrne@hotmail.com or 0419629090). Not a lot of work is involved and its very rewarding once you see how much fun everyone has.

Please see the attached flyer for further information and forms need to completed and returned to school with money no later than Tuesday 10th March.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


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

TFBHR Facebook page - see what we get up to

Science Snippets

We have had a busy week in science classes!

Year 6 are designing and making water wheels to investigate who will win the class challenge of hoisting a nail using the least amount of water.

Water is a natural energy resource which has been used in this way for a couple of thousand years.

Year 2 investigated the effects of forces on 2 pieces of falling paper. One was scrunched and one was flat. Gravity pulls them down but air has a pushing up force against the paper. Which one hit the ground first?


Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/

Monday 2 March - Public Holiday

Wednesday 4 March - G Natalia, J Nolan

Friday 6 March - C Miraudo, S Ford

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 1 Summer Menu.


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the room next to the Admin Office.

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.

Thank you


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.



Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

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Saturday 7 March at 6pm

Sunday 8 March at 10am


Parent Talk (Fr Greg Donovan)

Wednesday 13 May at 7pm

Commitment Masses:

Saturday 16 May at 6pm


Sunday 17 May at 10am

Parent/Student Workshop:

Wednesday 20 May at 5pm or 6:30pm

Confirmation Day:

Saturday 6 June at 6pm


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Newman College Parent Information Session

As part of our Newman Parents information series, the College has an upcoming FREE parent session. The Newman Parents series is NOT exclusive to Newman families and we welcome all parents and guardians from our extended Catholic community.

The College is welcoming back Dr Justin Coulson one of Australia’s most respected and popular Positive Psychology & relationships speaker, facilitator, author, and researcher (particularly in family life). The topic he will be presenting is: Inside the Mind; Raising an emotionally intelligent Child.

In this session, Dr Justin will share his expertise and equip parents to become more emotionally intelligent when it comes to their child. See a short intro video by Dr Justin with more information about the session https://youtu.be/y4b_FS1yYeU The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

When: Wednesday 18 March, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Where: Newman College Auditorium, 216 Empire Avenue Churchlands

RSVP: jo.dunn@cewa.edu.au

This session is for parents only. We hope that parents will use the information they learn to better educate themselves.

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Newman Knights Hockey Club

Are you interested in playing hockey in 2020? Newman Knights Hockey Club currently fields 19 teams in the seniors, masters and juniors competition; so, no matter what your skill level, there is sure to be a junior team to suit you!

Registrations are open for new or experienced players in Year 1 - 6 to join a team in 2020.

Visit the website and follow the links to register www.newmanknights.com.au/Registrations.php

Any queries can be sent to juniors@newmanknights.com.au

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With School Swim Carnivals currently underway, and kids keen to get in the pool, now is a great time to encourage our kids to swim.

The SunSmart Splash & Dash Series is a development initiative from Swimming WA designed to attract new Members to join and love the sport, regardless of ability. The SunSmart Splash & Dash Series includes 25m and 50m events in all four strokes, including events for swimmers with a disability, and is aimed at children aged between seven and 11.

The SunSmart Splash & Dash Series is the best opportunity for "Rookie Racers" to try racing for the first time.

Note: You do not need to be a member of any swim club to enter the Splash & Dash!

More information for the Splash & Dash event can be found - https://wa.swimming.org.au/resources/participation-pathway/sunsmart-splash-dash.

Participants for Splash & Dash can register online at MySwimResults - https://www.myswimresults.com.au/Meet.aspx?MeetID=AUS|4835

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** Term 1 **

The Football Centre is back at Holy Rosary this term! Sign up for easy after school soccer.


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