HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 4 Week 5 Friday 12 November
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Plenty to consider in light of recent events.
Term four continues apace. Please keep an eye on the calendar! There is quite a lot of information coming to you via the newsletter and Seesaw in particular. We are doing our best to keep you informed and trust it keeps the path ahead in perspective.
Today our Year Five students spent the day being guided through a reflection on the importance of leadership, in preparation for 2022 and beyond. The agenda was enthusiastically received by them all. They reflected on the Student Code of Conduct, which is included today for your information. The expectations and sentiments within it are beautifully expressed and underpin how things work in our school, for our children. It is worth a read.
Next week sees our children engage in a multicultural morning, followed by our Grandparents lunch followed by classroom visits. It is so good to - all being well - invite them back to school for a fabulous afternoon together.
Enjoy the weekend. It looks like summer has decided to grace us with its presence at last!
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Friday 19 November
- Indigenous Dance & Art
- Grandparents Afternoon
Tuesday 23 November
- Council/P & F ACM - 5pm Staffroom
Thursday 25 November
- Kindy to PP Transition - 9:30 - 10:30am
Friday 26 November
- Class Lists on SeeSaw - 9am
- Transition Morning 9:00 - 10:15am
Monday 29 November
- Canteen Thank You Party - 7pm - Staffroom
Friday 3 December
- Pre-Kindy Concert 9am - Veritas Garden
Monday 6 December
- Graduation Mass - 5pm
Tuesday 7 December
- Christmas Concert - 5pm
Wednesday 8 December
- Big Day Out
Friday 10 December
- End of Term 4 - Free Dress
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
All grandparents are invited to bring lunch to school on Friday November 19th to enjoy with their grandchildren. They may also choose to order lunch from the canteen. Thank you Leanna!
If grandparents aren't available, we invite grandparents to 'adopt' children from other families, or for other family members (uncles, aunts, even parents!) to take their place. All are welcome! Our new Siena and Admin will be open too if you would like to take a look around.
1.05pm: Collect a map of the school showing classes, (maps will be available outside the school office) and set up picnic anywhere on the grounds including the oval. Lunch with your grandchild
1:45 - 2:00pm: Students to go to toilet and to get a drink.
2:00 - 3:00pm: Visit Classrooms
We hope this will be a lovely way to spend time with one another and look forward to your company.
Canteen: As on the Athletics Carnival Day, we will be having a "Special Events Menu" .To help with catering I am asking that all orders are to be in by Thursday 9am. All orders must be submitted on-line. Ice-Cream and drinks will be available over the counter.
When using Quikcliq please use the Add Student function for each grandparent. All must be labelled with the child's classroom.
Any questions please call Leanna on 0414953958. Hope you have a wonderful day.
2022 HIGH SCHOOL DESTINATIONS
TEACHER GET TO KNOW YOU - MICHELLE KIRWAN - MUSIC SPECIALIST TEACHER
What's the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?
The City of Perth
If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?
ABBA because (they are iconic) they were my favourite group when I was growing up and I still love their music.
What celebrity would you like to meet for a cup of coffee?
Queen Elizabeth II (Is she a celebrity?)
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
A hair brush, a good book and my guitar
What's your favourite family tradition?
I have lots Jigsaws/Boardgames/Milk Rice/Christmas day and Boxing Day with my extended family
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
LOVE to watch them but HATE to ride them
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Rice and Curry is my favourite
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Any ABBA song
What makes you laugh the most?
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers
Christmas for many of us is a time of happiness and celebration as we gather with our family and friends sharing meals, laughing and chatting as we open presents. However, for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, Christmas can be a challenging time. The Vinnies Christmas Appeal encourages the community to rethink their priorities at Christmas time by helping to give joy and hope to those who need it most.
We are seeking your support through the donation of non-perishable food items. This will enable us to provide families and individuals who turn to St Vincent de Paul over this period with Christmas hampers so they too can share in the joy of Christmas.
- Christmas cakes/puddings/cookies/mince pies
- Chocolates/candies/nuts/ snacks/ nibbles
- Christmas stockings for children
- Soft drinks/juices
- Long life milk/cream
- Long life custards (pouring, not powder)
- Tinned ham/fish/fruit/vegetables
- Bon Bons/crackers
- Baby products
No fresh fruits/vegetables. No meats
All items will be collected in each classroom and donated to St Vincent de Paul on Friday
Years 1’s have some extra inhabitants in their classroom.
August in 1D brought in 3 tadpoles and they are very happily living in a tank eating lettuce and spinach. Ms Skinner collected water from Jack Adder Lake for them and even scooped up a baby fish at the same time!
The tadpoles look very fat and happy.
This week in the library, our lessons started with The Last Post as we acknowledged Remembrance Day. The year 6’s enjoyed “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr Seuss as we started preparing for the end of their time at HR. The 3 year old kindy gang and I had a great time reading “The Invisible String” and sharing our strings with each other. A reminder that all books are to be returned to the library next week in week 6. Please contact me if you have any queries.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
For the Fallen - Laurence Binyon
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 15 November: J Nolan, S Lynch
Wednesday 17 November: S Twomey, N Della-Polina
Friday 19 November: L Chiappini, S Breheny, B Bramwell, B Madaschi
Leanna 0414 953 958
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW TO VOLUNTEER IN THE CANTEEN FOR 2022
OUR P & F NEWS
Come Join Us!
The Holy Rosary Community directs its energies to building community, supporting our school in its work and empowering parents. Your P&F is now inviting nominations for positions for next year. If you are interested in taking part, please fill out the attached nomination form and drop it into the office before Friday November 19 2021. If you have any questions about joining the P&F please speak to any of our current members or drop us a line at email@example.com. It’s a great way to meet other parents and give back to our HR community. We couldn’t do it with you!
With Christmas only 43 days away, now is the time to purchase the Holy Roly's Kitchen Cookbook. The perfect gift for family and friends with a collection of over 100 tasty recipes from the Holy Rosary Community. Take advantage of our Christmas Special - 1 Cookbook for $30 or, 3 Cookbooks for $80. We can also gift wrap. Please email us if you would like your book complimentary gift wrapped.
All purchases can be made online via the link - https://holy-rosary-community-pf.square.site/ Once purchased, Cookbooks will be made available for pick up from the Office. We thank you for your support.
Another great Christmas idea is The Entertainment book which is now Digital and available for purchase at https://au.entdigital.net/orderbooks/8437a8 . With lots of discounts this is the perfect purchase for the upcoming holiday period. Purchase yours today whilst also helping our fundraising efforts.