Term 4 Week 5 Friday 12 November

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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


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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/


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



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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.


Please complete the form below as we need this information before your child leaves at the end of term.


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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?

No? Legwarmers?

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?

My Daughters

Check out Michelle's music room the next time you are here. It is where Admin was last term. Michelle has done a great job making it into such a welcoming and enjoyable space.

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.

Suggested items:

  • 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
  • Jams/honey/pickles
  • 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

10th December.

Give Write

Holy Rosary is once again donating unused classroom stationery to GiveWrite, a local not-for-profit enterprise that accepts donations of new and pre-loved school stationery to recycle, repackage and regift to Western Australian kids in need who start the school year with nothing. Thanks for your support!

Science News

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.

Mrs Butson

"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



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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 holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.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.

Bakers Delight

A big thank you to Emma and Matt from Bakers Delight Woodlands for their ongoing support in our fundraising efforts. Don’t forget to say “we’re a Holy Rosary family” when you shop, with 10% of sales coming back to the school through this generous program.

Entertainment Books

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.

Contact The P&F


Thank you 😊

Your P&F Team


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


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