HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 3 Week 1 Friday 23 July
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for having your charges so ready and willing to return and jump back into life at school! It has been so good to witness their energetic and enthusiastic approach to life in class this week. Long may it continue. We are really pleased to be back.
Life at Holy Rosary this term looks good as evidenced by the school calendar. We appreciate the support shown at the P&F and SAC (School Advisory Council) meetings on Tuesday for what is ahead. Included in the P&F meeting was discussion about the new playground, arrangements for the athletics carnival and St Dominic’s day.
We also took the opportunity to share some of the curriculum focus this term. Today all our children from Years One to Six engaged in a ‘Brightpath’ writing event where they wrote about outdoor play activities being better than indoor play. This involved inside and outside play before committing to paper! It is the first time this approach is being used with Brightpath, which itself has proved to be a most effective tool to assist in the development of children’s writing skills. We also shared information about the ‘Keeping Safe’ programme, advocated by Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) and the Bishops of Western Australia, which is replacing our ‘Holding Hands’ programme. It can best be described as a programme focusing on protective behaviours and runs during term three. Keeping Safe has a lot more detail in it, and our teachers will keep you up to date via Seesaw.
At our SAC meeting we reviewed the building programme to date. Much time was also spent discussing the way forward with our Strategic Plan. We are very pleased to have welcomed Katie Nolan to the Council and look forward to her contribution to our school in this capacity.
Finally a reminder that things can change very quickly. The east coast is testament to that. We make our plans in good faith. Thank you for your support.
Have a great weekend
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Running club this morning!
Italian Festival Primary School Students’ Competition 2021
On behalf of the Italo-Australian Welfare & Cultural Centre Inc. we wish to congratulate the following students who were finalists in the recent Italian Festival Primary School Students’ Competition 2021 for students of Italian.
Pre Primary: Mikayla R, Clare C, Blakeley dL
Year Two: Everly C, Andrew C, Brodie L
Year Three: Darcy M, Scarlett T, Lotte D
Year Five: Ashlee K, Noah C, Marlee W
Year Six: Cameron F, Manuela F, Greta S, Oliver H
Special Award Winner
Congratulations to Marlee W in Year Five who is the overall winner of her year group.
Thank you to Signoria Peccia for preparing the children and supporting this Festival. Certificates will be presented at next Friday’s assembly.
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS FRIDAY 30 JULY
ICAS 2021Years 4 - 6
BRLA 2021- Year 3 & Year 5
TEACHER GET TO KNOW YOU - FIONA AYLING
Who was your favourite teacher in school and why?
My Year Six teachers. They were bubbly, warm and so approachable. They would chat to us about our hobbies, what we did on the weekend and our families. It was such a fun year and I felt so comfortable in their class!
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
Everything I have wanted to come back has returned. Advice to self…hang on to your most loved outfits, they do the rounds and will come back in to fashion one day.
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
Strongly dislike, however I am often encouraged to give them a go and always regret it.
What’s your favourite family tradition?
As children, heading out every weekend for dim sum with the family and extended family.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
What’s your favourite zoo animal?
The orangutans and penguins.
What was the last book you read?
Meet Me in Venice
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Right now, it would be to have a day in any Mediterranean country, enjoying the sunshine and the delicious food.
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
To be able to time travel, mind read, fly and become invisible.
PASTORAL CARE AND STUDENT WELLBEING NEWS
A reminder to all parents that they are most welcome to borrow books from our Parent Library. We have a range of up to date books as well as a steadily growing resource kit to help link you to services in the community or provide online support. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like any further information.
Procedure for lost, damaged or overdue books: In the event that a library book has been lost or damaged, please make contact with Mrs Butson via email. If the book can not be located at school or home, or it is too damaged to return, parents are requested to purchase a new copy of the book and send it in to the library with your child. Fines are not issued for overdue books and students are encouraged to renew books so that they can enjoy them in their own time. Overdue books are followed up via your classroom teacher once they book is past their 2 week date. Thank you for your support of your school library.
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Monday 26 July: N Hyndes, C Byrne
Wednesday 28 July: G Natalia, S Twomey
Friday 30 July: F Deane, C Hill, V Ryan
Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Vegetable
Leanna 0414 953 958
St Dominics Day 2021
Mass at 10:00am
Morning tea at 10:45am
Rosary Community Centre
17 Angelico Street, Woodlands
We look forward to seeing you there.
KEYED UP MUSIC LESSONS
Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar group lessons in Term 3 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school. Lessons start at $18.65 for a group of 4 per lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 6107 8841 or 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form