Term 3 Week 5 - 21 August 2020


Good afternoon Holy Rosary families and friends,

What a fun week we have had here at Holy Rosary this week. There has been lots happening in class, outside of classes and behind the scenes. I wanted to start this weeks wrap up with a phone call we received here on Wednesday. While the Year 3s were off on the first excursion since the COVID pandemic began, we received a call from a member of the public who happened to be at the zoo as well. She felt compelled to call and let us know that while there as a carer for a man, she encountered our students on a number of occasions throughout the day. She explained how impressed she was with our students' polite and friendly manner and excellent behaviour, on a number of occasions coming up to say hello, having a chat and talking with them about the animals. I could not have been prouder of our students!

This week Mrs Skinner has been busy organising a variety of different Science Week activities across the school. The theme this year was ‘The Deep Blue’ and many of the activities were aligned to this theme as well as a few that were just super cool, like the exploding rockets…Check out our videos from the week below.

On Thursday the Year 6 class, helped by a few keen Year 5 students participated in the Interschool Winter Carnival. Students formed teams of Netball, Soccer of Footy and have been training hard over the past few weeks. The carnival was played in excellent spirits and all our kids demonstrated excellent sportsmanship - I am happy to report that my umpiring of the footy was not judged too harshly by the players or parents on the sidelines... I’m sure most Dockers Supporters would agree that I could get a job in the big time after a few of the decisions on the weekend!

As you are likely aware our Stage 5 restrictions in WA have been delayed again. We are at a point now with assemblies where we just have to go ahead. I have spoken to teachers and the P&F and we are going to trial a different assembly format in light of this decision. The plan is:

8.45am: Class performance only for 1 parent or care-giver of each child. This will be performed in the gym above the Year 4/5/6 classrooms. Chairs to be set up in a socially distant fashion.

9.10am: All adults applaud and leave the gym.

9.15am: Full assembly and awards run for students.

9.45am: Finish assembly - class performance / award winners to be sent out on SeeSaw.

Our first class will be Year 3, next Friday the 28th of August. I look forward to the students having the opportunity to perform in front of an audience for the first time this year! Like always, we will give it a go and review it afterwards.

Fathers Day has also been affected by the COVID restrictions and this year will be slightly different but equally as fun!!! The main issue we have is around food preparation and serving so this year we will be organising an outdoor continental breakfast for our Dads with music and plenty of laughs! More info will come out early next week, however, if you can attend could you please indicate this on the form below so we can ensure we have catered accordingly. Thanks to the P&F and the Year 5 Reps for helping to sort this out. It is always difficult when the boundary lines change so regularly.

I hope you all have a great weekend and we look forward to more fun next week!

Geordie Thuijs


Science Week 2020


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 'Families' tab on our website https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/


Please remember if you receive an SMS saying your child is absent - please reply with your name and the child's name and class and reason for absence.


Friday 28 August

  • Year 3 Class Assembly & Merit Awards

Tuesday 1 September

  • Parent/Teacher Interviews 12noon close

Friday 4 September

  • Fathers Day Breakfast -7am - 8am
  • Eucharist Retreat
  • Year 1 Class Assembly & Merit Awards

Thursday 15 October

Friday 16 October

  • School Photos


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The Holy Rosary Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday 1st of September. School will close for children in Kindy to Year 6 at 12pm and children will need to be collected at this time so that teachers can have a short lunch break. Interviews will begin at 12.30pm.

Parents are encouraged to meet with specialist teachers as well by choosing two teachers or more per child.

Music – Mrs Michelle Kirwan

Sport – Mr Robert Flexman

Science – Ms Tanya Skinner

Please click the link below to book your appointments.


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School Sport WA Primary School Cross Country Championships

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Well what a day for our Cross Country Squad over 2300 students with over 84 schools represented on the day and hundreds of children in each race.

There were 30 Schools who entered squads in each race and therefore qualified to be named champion school. Out of these schools Holy Rosary finished 26th in the Girls and a very credible 15th in the boys.

It was an exciting event and you could see the smiles on our teams faces as they gave 100% against some amazing distance runners.

We had some fantastic performances on the day with Cael Mc Lure finishing 10th and getting and invitation to try out for the W.A squad. We were proud of all our squad on the day, it was a great effort.

Some Notable Performances Were

Cael Mc Lure Year 3 - 10th

Bridget Tranter Year 5 - 53rd

Keagan Dos Santos Year 5 - 26th

Jack Phillips Year 6 - 54th


If you follow the link, click on the race you wish to view and filter it by school you can see all our results for each year group.


I would like to thank all our staff for helping to run the event and our amazing Mrs Catherall who helped train and guide our team as only she could. Thanks so much for all your hard work Julie.

Rob Flexman - P.E Teacher


Our theme for next week’s Protective Behaviours lesson is Networks

Children will be learning about the following:

Year K-PP

  • Introduce the concept of networks
  • Students will identify 5 adults to be on their network
  • Students will ask for help from their network if they feel scared or unsafe

Year 1-3

  • Introduce the concept of networks
  • Students will develop an understanding of what a network is and support each
  • student to identify their own helping hand network
  • Reinforce that students can ask people on their network for help

Year 4-6

  • Introduce the concept of networks
  • Students will understand the importance of a network
  • Students will understand what qualities are required for someone to be on a network
  • Students will identify a network of their own.



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MEET ANITA CARR - P & F Committee

** All welcome at P&F Meetings **

1. What's the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window? 👉 A willy wagtail jumping along our front fence.

2. If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join? 👉 Spice Girls – dress up, sing, dance and throw in a bit of girl power. What’s not to love?!

3. What celebrity would you like to meet for a cup of coffee? 👉 Reece Witherspoon – I find her fascinating and love that she is creating opportunities for women in her industry.

4. Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? 👉 Fashion Gloves – I love 1950’s fashion and have some vintage pieces, including quite a collection of gloves. I’d love to be able to put on a pair of little lace gloves to go out to dinner!

5. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

👉 Bubble Tea – It’s food and drink in one!

👉 Music Player – It’s a crime not to dance on an island

👉 An endless supply of books

6. What's your favourite family tradition? 👉 Anything to do with Christmas. And I actually love Elf on the Shelf! That mischievous Elf brings so much joy to the kids faces every morning. It’s creating memories not only for them, but for me too.

7. Do you love or hate rollercoasters? 👉 HATE. That feeling of your stomach dropping is the worst!

8. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 👉 Keep re-filling those trolleys at Yum Cha and I’m happy!

9. What would you sing at Karaoke night? 👉 Summer Nights from Grease

10. What makes you laugh the most? 👉 A really good meme or funny video. Usually it’s something that no one else thinks is that funny but me!


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If you have been meaning to try the new digital Entertainment Book Membership, now is the time!

From MONDAY 10th AUGUST until SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST 2020 you can get a 6 week trial for FREE!

This is for a limited time only, so if you have not yet purchased a digital Entertainment Book, we encourage you to take up this opportunity.

Getting your 6 week free trial membership is easy. No payment details are required. Simply follow these steps:

  • To register, go to https://www.entbook.com.au/8437a8
  • Scroll down and click on "Free Trial"
  • Download the Entertainment App from the App Store or Google Play and start using.

Remember, the 6 week trial is only available between 10th August - 23rd August 2020.

After you have experienced your free trial, you are under no obligation purchase a membership. However, if you do you will be supporting our school fundraiser as a % of each purchase goes to the Holy Rosary Community.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


Calling Wellbeing Professionals

The P&F are looking for parents in the Wellbeing industry for a special project. Nutritionists, psychologists, fitness instructors, doctors, nurses etc.

We’d love to hear from you!

Please get in contact via email holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Science Extravaganza!

The whole school spent Wednesday afternoon experimenting! It was a fabulous sight to see. Children worked with their buddies and completed 2 investigations.

There was the Deep Sea Diver (Cartesian diver), Skittle Surprise, Magic Flowers, Floating and Sinking, Coloured oil on water, and a special experiment for the Year 6’s which involved a candle and water being sucked up into a cup.

Hopefully your child videoed their investigation for you to see.

We had a few hiccups - as real scientist do, so I am sending home the video of the ‘Deep Sea Diver’ just incase you would like to try it at home.

Tomorrow we have another surprise with a special visitor and a science display for us.

Remember there are still activities on this weekend for Science Week, around Perth

Ms Skinner

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All orders from the Book Fair have now been filled and sent home. Congratulations to all of the door prize winners! And thank you again to everyone for your patience and support of the book fair with the date changes and all the uncertainty that a pandemic brings! The students love the fair and the library is so appreciative of the extra funding to purchase equipment and more books.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Butson

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”- Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


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

Monday 24 August: J Catina, R Summers

Wednesday 26 August: F Deane, A Castledine,

Friday 28 August: A Vucic, L Pyvis, B Madaschi

Wednesday Soup of the Day: Pumpkin Soup

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 3 Winter Menu.




BLACK TIGHTS - SIZES 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 - $5.00

Please note Uniforms are to be ordered online through Perm-A-Pleat. Go to the School website www.hrs.wa.edu.au and follow the Families Link on the top right of the page.


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.


Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Parish Office - 9446 2055

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0412 445 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au


Saturday: 6:00pm

Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm

Sunday August 23: Morning tea after 10am Mass


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Woodlands Teeball Club 2020/2021 Registrations

Registrations for the 2020/2021 Teeball Season are now open and will remain open until 25 September 2020. Registration day for new players will take place on Saturday 19 September 2020 at Warren Lake Hall, Woodlands Reserve, Teakwood Ave Woodlands between 12 noon and 2pm. Please refer to woodlandsteeball.tidyclubhq.com for more information.


Please see info below for some fantastic courses we have available for parents.


Please note – these course are also available In House.

NO SCAREDY CATS PARENT COURSE –Reducing anxiety and building resilience skills in 2-12 year old children.

Thurs 22nd, 29th Oct & 5th Nov, 7-8.30pm Face to Face AND via live webinar. $160 for up to 2 people.


  • An overview of how a well-honed theory of parenting (what you need to repeatedly do) can assist parents to manage children’s worries.
  • Coverage of how some misguided policies are making parents and children more anxious.
  • The brain, including how the pre-frontal middle cortex and the amygdala operate, and where fear and anxiety originates.
  • Commonly misused phrases and cognitive distortions used by children and their peers.
  • A helicopter view of what risks we can allow and which require us to keep children safe.
  • ‘Traps and trip wires’: what to do when a child’s amygdala starts to play-up.
  • Memorable strengthening sayings, questioning strategies and mindfulness exercises.

1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course

To help manage difficult behaviour in children, calmly and effectively. Learn how to use empathy so kids begin to identify their emotions and become better at managing them. This enables them to take more responsibility for their own behaviour.

Face to face – Tue 25th Aug, 1st & 8th Sept, 7 – 9pm in Wembley. $180pp or $320 for 2.

Live webinar – Wed 9th , 16th & 23rd Sept, 7 – 8.30pm. $260 per household (up to 2 people)


  • The two approaches to parenting.
  • How to discipline without arguing, yelling or smacking.
  • How to handle kids testing behaviour.
  • How to show empathy while developing emotional intelligence in your child.
  • How to teach and encourage positive behaviour, social skills and independence.
  • How to strengthen the relationship with your child.
  • How to manage obnoxious behaviour.

Parenting skills for resolving teenage behaviour problems.

Face to face AND via live webinar.
Mon 19th & 26th Oct, 7 - 9pm.
$120pp or $220 for 2 (same household please).
If attending in person, venue is Behaviour Tonics, Wembley.

The structure of this course provides parents with a model for working out what behaviour needs to be ignored, how to coach teenagers to consider the consequences of their actions and to hold difficult conversations when agreements are breached. A practical ‘ how-to ‘ guide for parents.

  • Understanding adolescents: a time of reconstructions, redeveloping social landscapes, brain snaps and body make-overs.
  • Understanding your job as parent/carer of a teenager – observer, advisor, negotiator, director.
  • A three-option model for decision making….a ‘drop down’ menu for parents.
  • Working out how NOT to respond in tricky emotional encounters.
  • Building your relationship with your teenager.
  • How to hold difficult conversations more successfully when discussing issues such as internet overuse, sibling conflict, disrespect, truancy, going out, school work, helping out, choice of peers…and much more.

Register here