Term 2 Week 5 Friday 21 May

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tuesday’s School Advisory Council focused on the progress and timeline of the building project to the front of the school. This project, Stage 11, is the latest in a long line of projects commencing with the first one in 1958 with the two original classrooms built out the front, built with contributions from the community together with the parent volunteers who dug the bore at around the same time. Our school opened in 1959.

The old classrooms are gone now, but the bore continues to do a fabulous job of keeping our school greenery alive and well. There is a lot of history at our school, and that early vision gives us much to be thankful for.

The P&F meeting, also on Tuesday, focused on priorities for fundraising (literacy resources, playground, audiovisual equipment) and how to keep parents connected. Connectedness and how to do that more simply so that, in the event of another lockdown, there is no cost to parents and guardians is something our P & F are very mindful of. Both were really good meetings.

Yesterday our Student Leaders attended the GRIP leaders conference to learn more about the qualities of an effective leader. The feedback has been excellent. Thanks very much to our Assistant Principals Aleana and Dave and our pastoral worker - student wellbeing Holly who accompanied them.

And, last but not least, also on Tuesday we had a thanksgiving ceremony to honour ‘Emma’s View’, our inclusive playground next to the oval. Check out the beautiful photos on our FB page.

What a week next week! Our Musica Viva concerts take place. They are a culmination of the music programme taught up to this time by Michelle Kirwan, and will be loads of fun. Also, our Year Four assembly is on Friday as is the rescheduled interschool swimming carnival. Finally, on the weekend many of our students in Year Six will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Please keep them in your prayers.

Have a fantastic weekend.


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Please DO NOT send unwell children to school. With heightened sensitivity around illness this is of central importance. Thank you so much for your support.


Please check out our expectations about managing the dreaded ‘gastro’, and respect them as they are there for a reason.

This week we had three children who came back to school the day after having had Gastro, and they had to be sent home as they had not recovered.

If your child has gastro, keep them away from school for 48 hours after vomiting and diarrhoea have stopped.

The easiest way to prevent gastro is to wash hands regularly, especially before eating and after going to the toilet.

For more information go to http://www.public.health.wa.gov.au/2/597/2/gastroenteritis.pm


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, your child's name and class and reason for absence.


Saturday 22 May

  • Confirmation Commitment Mass - 6pm

Sunday 23 May

  • Confirmation Commitment Mass - 10am

Monday 24 May

  • Yr 6 Confirmation Retreat

Wednesday 26 May

  • Musica Viva Concerts in the Gym - 12:05pm Juniors / 2:00pm Seniors

Friday 28 May

  • Interschool Swimming Carnival
  • Year 4 Assembly & Merit Awards

Pupil Free Days 2021

  • Monday 7 June - West Australia Day
  • Friday 13 August
  • Monday 16 August
  • Monday 11 October


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Who was your favourite teacher in school and why?

Mr McHugh. He was my Primary School Principal in Adelaide. He was caring, kind, funny and lots of fun. I was friends with his daughter and use to spend a lot of time at their house.

He also let me come home from camp in Year 6 when I got sick!

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?


Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

I hate them! My first roller-coaster was also my last roller-coaster!

December 1988 Disneyland in Anaheim.

What's your favourite family tradition?

Just being together.. but especially for birthdays.. after we have sung ‘Happy Birthday’ we all have to say one thing that we love about the birthday girl/boy.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Naomi Watts

What's your favourite zoo animal?

Monkeys, especially the cheeky ones.

What was the last book you read?

’But excuse me that is my book’. Lola and Charlie by Lauren Child

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

My beautiful Dad, Carl Baron, Miguel Maestre’, Kitty Flannagan

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

Be bored, like Mrs Amoroso is on her days off… I would love to be bored for a day!

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

Time travel.. I would love to be able to go back in time, to be able to also choose to put others back in time.

The Cahoots Conqueror

"We came, we saw, we conquered!"

Last weekend a group of 9 fundraisers for Cahoots completed the inaugural challenge of climbing 4 mountain peaks in 36 hours!

As a team we raised almost $17 000 for the local charity that organise inclusive camps and activities for children with special needs and challenges.

Thank you to all of you that donated to my fundraising page. The money goes to such a worthwhile charity.

It is not too late to donate if you wish to. My fundraising page is :



National Simultaneous Storytime was a great success! We loved reading “GIVE ME SOME SPACE” and some classes listened to the story being read by a female astronaut in the International Space Station. Very cool. Thanks to all classes who participated.

Book Fair was another great success. Selling almost $10,000 worth of stock in 3 days has provided the library with so many new books as well as some spending money for games and lego when our makerspace area reopens later this year. Thank you to all involved, especially the Library Monitors, staff and parents. Orders will arrive week 6. Thank you for your patience.

Years 4, 5, and 6 students can now sign up for Senior Chess outside the library. Can’t wait for this competition!

Have a great weekend

Mrs Butson

“We are all travelling through space right now! The earth is our spaceship and it’s the only home we’ve got.” Give Me Some Space - Philip Bunting



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Viva Las Vegas Parent’s Night Saturday 26th June

The parents night out is fast approaching!

We understand that our weekends are busy and winter is coming, so we tend to hibernate, but our parents night out will be a whole lot of fun!

For planning purposes, we’d like to know how many of you are intending on coming along.

If you could indicate below, it will be much appreciated as these will be the numbers we base the event on.

But first, here’s what to expect on the night...

Casino tables, Live entertainment, Yummy food, Photo opportunities, Dancing, Mingling and meeting other wonderful Holy Rosary parents in a cocktail style environment

All of the above will be included in the ticket price (between $50-$70) with drinks to be purchased separately on the night. The event will be held at a venue off site.


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

Monday 24 May: S Pyne, K Denham

Wednesday 26 May: R Cosentino, J Nolan

Friday 28 May: F Deane, C Hill

Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Greek Chicken Soup

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please complete the form below if you can spare some time to volunteer in the Canteen.


Please note Uniforms are all 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 see below for the Holy Rosary Uniform Policy


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


Saturday 29 May - 6pm

Very Rev Peter Whitley Vicar General


Three people spat the dummy during the week.

Who are you??!!

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Newman Churchlands Swim Club - Winter Squads

Registrations are now open for our Winter Squads. Winter training allows you to maintain your fitness over the slower months of the swimming calendar and are a great fitness supplement for your winter sports. This is also a great time to work on technique to improve swimming efficiency.

NCSC offers 3 days of squad training (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays) with multi-day or single day memberships available.

Junior squad times are 4-5pm and Inters/Seniors starting at 4.30pm to 6pm (note – earlier start time compared to the summer squad times)

Click on this link to register - https://cui.active.com/sports-reg/login?a=e2d646a6-925d-4c96-991a-86f32967aae5

Training has already commenced on 19th April and will continue through to 22nd September, although no training will take place over the July school holiday period.

Please contact nchswimming@hotmail.com if you have any queries or visit our website www.newmanchurchlandsswimclub.org.au

Australian Girls Choir Open Day

Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to come along to our Open Day on Saturday June 19 to try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC! Please visit our website to register to attend our free Open Day: https://ausgirlschoir.com.au/joinagc

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