Term 3 Week 4 - 11 August

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

To our One Dominic gang, let by Michelle Blythman and Teresa Willett, thank you for your fabulous presentation today! Assemblies don’t just happen, and we thank you very much indeed. What a way to start the day!

And, next week, our Pre-Primary Catherine will be on stage! We look forward to your company.

Thank you! Ash Borgas, ably assisted by Nathan Byrne, who chopped off a few branches to improve vehicle access to the oval. We appreciate your support, and expertise with the chainsaw!

Assumption Mass on Tuesday is a 'Holy Day of Obligation'. It is also Father Peter's final school mass before he leaves for Melbourne. As a farewell gift, we would like to invite each family to make a cash donation ($10 per family perhaps?) to make a gift to Father Peter, in appreciation of nine years of service to our community. If you can contribute, please leave your donation with Michèle at the office or with the teacher of your eldest child . Thank you for your support.

Best wishes

Mark de Kluyver



Tuesday 15 August

Yr 3 Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment

Tuesday 15 August

Whole School Mass Feast of the Assumption led by Year 4

Friday 18 August

PPC Class Assembly, Merit Awards

Saturday 19 August

Eucharist Commitment Mass - 6pm

Sunday 20 August

Eucharist Commitment Mass - 10am

Tuesday 22 August

  • Newman College Presentation in the Library 6pm
  • P & F Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom

Wednesday 23 August

Eucharist Parent/Student Workshops 5 - 6pm & 6:30 - 7:30pm

Thursday 24 August

Uniform Shop CLOSED

Friday 25 August

Book Week Parade - 8:55am

Thursday 31 August

Class Mass - 5D Readings

Friday 1 September

Fathers Day Breakfast 7-8am

Monday 4 September

5D Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library

Wednesday 6 September

5C Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library

Friday 8 September

Lapathon 2 - 3pm

Wednesday 20 September

End of Term 3

Student Free Days 2017

  • Thursday 21 Sept - Staff PD
  • Friday 22 Sept - Student Free



3C - Sophie Brain, Vincent Della Polina, Oliver Dimattina

3D - Pranav Sivashanker

4C - Isaac Bombardieri

5D - Madi Peou, Tahni Trpchev, Rohan McMahon


There will be some change to assemblies once all children have received an Award for the year. We are going to take advantage of the ‘space’ to invite our drumming groups run by Brother Stephen, our choir run by Michelle Kirwan and supported by Mel Slattery, and the band run by Lachie Darby, to perform. We have not finalised ‘who’ and ‘when’ because the groups are in various stages of readiness, but we will advertise the details once they are finalised. This is a manifestation of building the music programme throughout our school. We still intend to finish as close to 9.30 as possible.

You will notice from the calendar that concerts are arranged for the last day of term for the students. These concerts mark the conclusion of the new ‘Musica Viva’ programme run by Michelle Kirwan. Michelle teaches the programme for a term and then a music ensemble comes to the school to lead concerts connected to what the children have learned over the term. Parents and guardians (and extended family) are very welcome to come along. This change to the term three programme – like Edudance in term one - provides you with the opportunity to see what children have been up to. We welcome your attendance.


When signing children in late please remember to get a white Student card for them to hand to the teacher to show that they are signed in. When coming to school to collect children for an appointment or to take them home if they are sick, please sign them out before you collect them and take a Student card with you to hand to their teacher.


We extend our sympathy to the Pearce family, whose son Tom, passed away a week ago. Tom was one of four boys, sons of Danny and Tracy, who went to our school. Danny did much of the building around the school, and his father Eric was for many years responsible for the management of the school finances. They had a long association with Holy Rosary. Many of you will remember this family. Please keep them in your prayers.


A huge thank you to all of those who helped out at the Bunnings Sausage last weekend and thanks to those who came down to buy some food and drinks. A break from the wet weather meant we were quite successful in raising funds for the school.

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Newman College info night at Holy Rosary

Newman College principal John Finneran and his senior leadership team will be running an information night at Holy Rosary. The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen collaboration and engagement of Holy Rosary families with Newman College for Year 7 enrolments. At the meeting, they will discuss their Vision for Learning and Ministry Plan respectively.

WHEN: Tuesday 22 August, 6pm to 7pm

WHERE: Library, Holy Rosary School

Let’s stick together!

It’s Woolworth’s Earn & Learn sticker time again! Last year Holy Rosary received around $1,000 worth of sports gear – so please ask your friends, families and neighbours to stick with us and collect as many as we can. The box is outside the office.

Silent Sport Auction by email

We are running a silent auction for two fabulous sporting opportunities, to help raise funds for Holy Rosary. These could be a great Father’s Day gift (yes, it’s next month!) or birthday present.

  1. A day in the Channel 7 commentary box with Dennis Cometti and Mark Readings
  2. Private training session for your team with Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage

The auction is open to anyone – please tell your family, friends and sports clubs about it.

Email your bid to holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com by Monday 14 August.

Click HERE for Information Sheet

Fathers’ Day Breakfast

Dads and grandads are invited to our Holy Rosary Fathers’ Day BBQ Breakfast, generously sponsored by Re & Sons Smallgoods http://reandsons.com.au/index.htm

WHEN: Friday 1 September, 7am to 8am

COST: $5 contribution per family

Please register your attendance for catering purposes:


We will also require 8 - 10 helpers for the morning. If you are able to assist please email: holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Lap-a-thon Friday 8 September

We are very excited to be running a Lap-a-thon this term to help raise funds for the contemporary classrooms. This is a really fun event for all the children to get involved in - and a way for them to actively contribute towards the classrooms they are so keen to have. The idea is to be sponsored for completing as many laps as possible within 30 minutes. Please let Michelle Della Franca know if you can help out on the day: mich75@iinet.net.au

Please click HERE for Info Form

Please click HERE for Pledge Form

Save the date: Bogan Bingo!

WHEN: Saturday 14 October 2017

WHERE: Holy Rosary School Gym

WHAT: What to wear?!!

Entertainment Books: To order an Entertainment Book online please go to www.entbook.com.au/8437a8 - The cost of a Book or Digital Membership is $70. Forms are also available from the School Office.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.

The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary

The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who want to support the 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 mark@sensefs.com.au.


Click here for winter menu

Mon 14 August - S Tranter, L Williams

Wed 16 August - M Dixon, A Newling, T Johnston

Fri 18 August - T Zeid, L Maddaford

Wednesday’s soup will be: Asian Chicken Noodle


Leanna 0414 953 958


Perth Science Festival

Immerse yourself in a science experience like no other at the Perth Science Festival this August!

We're kicking off National Science Week with a bang with the 2017 Perth Science Festival!

Get down to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre for the FREE event with over 40 interactive stalls and experiments, explosive science shows, native animals and more.

When: 12 August (10am-4pm) and 13 August (10am-4pm)

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cost: Free


How to Get Started with School Banking

Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide ID 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.

School Banking is every Tuesday 8:15am - 8:45am at the Canteen.

Sonja, Christine and Natalie



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 uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator


Please click HERE for the OSHC Newsletter.


The Feast of the Assumption Tuesday 15 August is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be at 9:00am and 7:00pm on that day. We will also farewell Father Peter as a school and would love you to join us.

Farewell Mass Sunday 20 August - There will be a Mass to farewell Fr Peter at 10:00am in the Church and you are all invited to attend a morning tea following the Mass.

Healing Mass 7 September 10.00am - (Our Lady of the Rosary Church)

We hope winter has been kind for you all.Come to the next Healing Mass to praise God for your gift of health and for those who care for you.

Be the ones who are invited who turn up for the celebration and in the right gear!

Agape Prayer Group will sing with us and Rosary Care will serve the Morning Tea.

For transport assistance ring Christine 9244 3288

2017 Sacramental Program

This Parish family based program covers the sacraments of Confirmation, First Eucharist and Reconciliation. The dates are:

  • First Eucharist: 9 Sept 6:00 pm Mass or 10 Sept 10:00 am Mass
  • Reconciliation: 21 Oct 5:00 pm or 28 Oct 5:00 pm

For further information contact Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 44

Mass Times

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am

Parish Office 0411 123 441

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

After hours: 0422 836 900


‘Central Park Plunge’ - Please help support my fundraising efforts in support of hospitalised children whose families need help provided through Ronald McDonald house.

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the ‘Central Park Plunge’ where teams of people commit to raise money for a nominated charity by abseiling 220m down the side of the Central Park building in the city centre. It’s a high-profile activity designed to get people out of their comfort zone (which is about 51 above my comfort zone). I’m taking the plunge on Friday the 9 September.

Below is a link to the website where people can make a tax-deductable donation.

Thank you - Clint Hounsham


CEWA are assisting me with the promotion of the WA Caritas Team ‘Run for Africa’ (or walk), however I am personally inviting schools and people to participate. Essentially, we are inviting all schools and parishes to join in on the day. There are different distances 4km, 12km, half marathon and the marathon. John, I and the kids will be walking the 4 km walk to raise some funds and awareness of the poverty and impact of climate change on the poor and marginalised in Africa - particularly in Sudan. Note: All entering the race must be there 30 minutes before the race/walk begins.

Start times for each race: 4km- 7.55am; 12km- 8.45am (walk); 8.20-8.35am (run); 21km- 7.30am; 42km- 6am

There will be a gathering at the end of the race for the event and hoping at this stage that we will receive food (light lunch/ cakes/fruit) donated in support of this appeal for our runners or walkers. Do you know any businesses in our school who would be interested in promoting their business by providing some light refreshments? This will be a big story for our schools and parishes! In fact, I am hoping to contact Today show as we are having a Sudanese student running in this race for the Caritas WA Run for African Emergency Appeal. So, if there is any family who would be able to assist, please let the Office know and they will forward my details to you.

Click HERE for poster.

Thank you - Anita Finneran

MercyCare is the leading not-for-profit catholic provider of aged care, family, health, disability and community services. Our Community and Home services provide support to assist individuals over the age of 65yrs to remain as independent as possible in their own home. There have been many changes within aged care over the last few years, and many people do not realise that there are government funded services available to individuals to keep them living at home for longer. These services can be flexible and include support to participate in social activities or to keep up with the essentials, assistance with everyday household tasks and assistance in supporting everyday personal care activities. The services also include in-home nursing assistance with wound-care, continence management, and medication management. There are also many support services available for carers to enable them to take a break. Please call Samantha from MercyCare on 6228 1537 to discuss the support services that are available to help you. Alternatively please email:sspiro@mercycare.com.au


Enrol your children now in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.

With swimming pools and beaches a part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is a must for all families.

Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim in lessons conducted at pools and open water venues across the State. VacSwim is for all children - from beginners through to advanced survival, rescue and resuscitation.

Your children can learn to swim for just:

· $7.00 per child for a five day short program

· $13.00 per child for all other programs.

It's even cheaper if you have three or more children:

· $18.00 a family for a five day short program

· $35.00 a family for all other programs.

Enrolments for the nine day October program close Sunday 20 August 2017. Enrolments for the five day October program close Sunday 27 August 2017

To find out more about VacSwim and to enrol online please visit education.wa.edu.au/swimming

Welcome to the 2017/2018 Subiaco Marist Cricket Club cricket season! Registrations are open and the big news is that we have an U13's and U15's team for girls this season!

Online registrations are now open. Requests regarding age group and teams are to be included in the 'Comments' section of your registration. Please register online via the link below as it reduces the work for club volunteers!


Registration Day is Saturday the 19th of August 9am-12 noon in the Newman sports complex at Newman College on Tuscany Way, Churchlands. Registrations will be closed two weeks after Rego day to facilitate organisation of teams.

Uniforms will be available to try, purchase and take on the day (or to order if stocks run out). Clothing can also be ordered with your online registration.

Please contact Zana Appelbee with registration queries zanaappelbee@gmail.com


We are looking for help and need VOLUNTEERS for the ‘rehabME ball’ || Presented by the Saba Rose Button Foundation.


Time slots for volunteers are to be confirmed, but would roughly be:




You would also need to attend 2 x volunteer meetings prior to the event. If you are willing to help us & available, please contact Clare O’Donohoe on clare@sabafoundation.org.au


FOR TICKETS: tickets@sabafoundation.org.au

Holy Rosary School

35 Williamstown Road


WA 6018

Tel: (08) 9203 4500

Fax: (08) 9244 1931

Email: admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

Website: www.hrs.wa.edu.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/holyrosaryschooldoubleview/