HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 6 Friday 19 March
What an event! Nathan Byrne and his posse ran the Dads and Kids camp out for a record breaking 135 dads which is quite remarkable. The oval was covered in tents and the central open area was the smallest it has ever been. And people had a great time. The dunking machine was a big hit! Thank you Nathan for many years of very happy memories!
Tuesday’s P&F meeting saw a lot of people attending which made for great representation across the school. Conversation flowed around events planned for the year, school priorities and the wish list, what they cost and how the P&F might support them. It was an hour very well spent. I can recommend coming along. Conversation centred around literacy and numeracy resources across the school, a middle-upper primary playground on the oval, the other side of the Nature Play, an audio visual system in the gym, adjustable basketball hoops in the gym, and a defibrillator. Decisions about prioritising these and actioning the list will take place at the next P&F meeting.
In terms of events, the Family Fun night was reviewed and a review of the Dads and Kids Campout is scheduled. Sub-committees are planned for big events of which there are a few because some were cancelled last year. Several people have already volunteered. Big events include the Viva Las Vegas! Night which should be great fun. Hot cross bun orders will be processed in the room next to the office. The Cook Book launch (also looks like a lot of fun!) generated plenty of discussion. A lot of good people are doing a lot of good things, and we are very grateful to them all.
Today marked our first assembly and we were delighted to celebrate with our Year Six students! It was a lot of fun! Congratulations, and thank you. Our appreciation also is extended to their teachers Peter and Kate who led the charge today - well done!
We were also delighted to honour the many students who received Merit Awards.
Year Three assembly next week. Yahoo!
Here’s to a lovely weekend of weather ahead. I hope you get to enjoy it.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Friday 26 March
- Year 3 Assembly & Merit Awards
Monday 29 March
- Edudance Concert D Classes - 2pm - Gym
Tuesday 30 March
- Early Finish 12 noon - Parent/Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 31 March
- Edudance Concert C Classes - 2pm Gym
Wednesday 31 March
- End of Term 1
Pupil Free Days 2021
- Thursday 1 April
- Monday 19 April
- Friday 13 August
- Monday 16 August
- Monday 11 October
WELCOME CIARA HAMILTON!
I am pleased to report that Ciara is joining Michele and Lisa in the office. She will take over responsibility for enrolments, an area in which she has school experience. In the meantime my sincere thanks to Michele and Lisa who until now have been shouldering this responsibility in addition to their regular duties – no mean feat!
SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN AFTER SCHOOL
Your supervision of your children is generally great! However, concerns have been expressed by staff working in the building alongside the gym at the activities of some of our children after school finishes each day. Parents meet them outside the gate by Year Six, and some allow their children to climb the rocks and run around in front of their offices. The people concerned were not complaining about the children, but more to the point were concerned that, left unsupervised, children could cause themselves an injury. The rocks, dirt and paving are unforgiving. If you could oblige we would appreciate it.
PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS - TUESDAY 30 march
The Holy Rosary Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 March. Our Specialist Teachers are also available for interviews. School will close 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.
Please click the link below to book your appointments.
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR YEAR 3 ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY 26 MARCH
EX HOLY ROSARY STUDENT 2003/4
YEAR 6 TEEBALL TEAM
ENROL FOR KINDY 2023
Application for enrolment is now open for children due to commence Kindy in 2023 (born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019).
Siblings of students already enrolled in the school are also required to have an application for enrolment completed, which can be found on our website.
Please submit your application for enrolment along with copies of the required documents. Online is our preferred method, or you can email, post or drop the documentation at the office.
The pre-interview information needs to be provided at the same time as your application. The non-refundable application fee is paid via EFTPOS at the office or over the phone.
Happy St Patrick’s Day! Everything was green in the library this week! Next WEDNESDAY 24th MARCH is our Second Hand Book Sale for Project Compassion. Students can buy a used book for 20c at lunchtime outside the library. If you have any book donations for the sale, you can drop them off to the library on Tuesday 23rd in the boxes outside the doors.
Round 3 of the Chess Tournament will reconvene after the holidays so keep practising! Just a reminder that the library opens at 8.30am, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for book exchanges. Prior to 8.30am, all students must remain in the undercover area where there is teacher supervision. Have a lovely weekend!
P & F NEWS
Dads & Kids Campout
Beautiful weather and record numbers made this year's campout the best one yet!
The P&F and the whole school community would like to thank Nathan Byrne for his many years of coordinating the campout. The event has grown over the years thanks to Nathan’s efforts. It’s his last year here at Holy Rosary, and we’re hoping to continue the success of this event with some new Dad’s willing to lend a hand.
Thank you to all who helped on the day to make it a success, and we hope Nathan got a great send off by being dunked in the dunking machine! Thanks again Nathan!
Stations of the Cross will be held in the church each Friday during Lent at 7:00pm
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm
Hi my name is Liesbet Schwertfeger and I am your school representative for Rosary Care. This is my ninth year at Holy Rosary. Currently I have two children at school, Greta in Year 6 and Bridget in Year 3. Henry has just been waved off to start high school at Newman College this year. I just wanted to introduce myself as I am now part of the furniture at school and some of our new families will not be aware that we have such a wonderful organisation in our parish.
Rosary Care is a band of more than 50 volunteers who help members of the parish and school community with short-term needs. They see their mission as “ordinary people doing ordinary things for ordinary people”. Activities can include assisting the sick, elderly or housebound with meals, transport, including transport to mass, limited household tasks including handyman jobs and visits. By supporting people with such needs, Rosary Care is a practical illustration of the archdiocese’s Catholic Outreach in action.
New volunteers are always welcome to Rosary Care. You can enlist by contacting one of the co-ordinators including Catherine Eagle on 0410 019 556, Doris Zambonetti 0428 441 566 or myself, Liesbet Schwertfeger on 0488 094 394. Our brochures are also available at the office.
Mostly though I just wanted you all to know that there are many people in our parish that can help you out when times get tough. Please seek me out if you have someone in mind in need.
The Art Space Collective
With school holidays in just under a month, our workshops are a perfect way for kids to try have fun play and thrive. It also allows parents to juggle holidays. We have some very popular short and long day workshops on offer. Strength Heroes workshops give kids skills to deal with mistakes and keep going when things get difficult. Skills that are vital for emotional wellbeing and resilience. In addition we have some other fabulous workshops that all keep children engaged in play balancing out screen time. Once again we would really appreciate if you could please share our flyer with your community.