Term 1 Week 4 - 1 March 2019

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Dear Parents/Guardians

We had another great turnout at today’s assembly. So good to see so many there – thank you all for joining us! Congratulations to Anthony and the Three Catherine gang for a wonderful journey through what you have been up to and what you like to do – what fun!

Thank you to everyone able to make the HRC (Holy Rosary Community) Sundowner on Friday. The HRC set great store by community. Your support means a great deal.

The 60th anniversary celebrations of our parish of which our school is part, went really well with a great turnout of families and staff. Again, thank you very much for your support.

Plenty was discussed at the first HRC meeting for the year on Tuesday. These are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month and work really well to engage people with what is happening around our community, and why. The meetings take place in the staff room. If you can come along, please do.

Ash Wednesday Mass next week marks the beginning of Lent, and is our first School (Years 1-5) Mass. It will be a lovely liturgical celebration and we welcome your presence.

Have a great weekend.

Mark de Kluyver



Tuesday 5 March - Friday 8 March

  • Year 6 Camp

Wednesday 6 March

  • Ash Wednesday Mass - 9am

Tuesday 12 March

  • Board Meeting - 7pm

Saturday 16 March

  • Sacramental Registration 6pm
  • Dads and Kids Campout

Sunday 17 March

  • Sacramental Registration 10am

Thursday 21 March

  • 2D Class Mass - 9am

Friday 22 March

  • Year 6 Assembly & Awards

Monday 1 April

  • SwimmingTrials

Monday 8 April

  • Edudance Concert D Classes - 2:15pm Gym

Tuesday 9 April

  • Early Close 12pm**
  • 12:30pm onwards Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday 11 April

  • Edudance Concert C Classes - 2:15pm Gym

Friday 12 April

  • End of Term 1 - Free Dress - gold coin donation to Project Compassion

Pupil Free Days 2019

  • Monday 29 April
  • Monday 22 July
  • Tuesday 23 July
  • Friday 16 August
  • Monday 19 August


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


There must be something in the air! Our very best wishes to Kellie Napoli of Pre Primary who was married on the weekend and is now Kellie Craig! Kellie and Vic we are delighted for you both and wish you a wonderful, wonderful future together!


Annual School Fee statements were emailed to all families yesterday, 28 February 2019.

Please complete and return the Payment Option Form (see below) before Monday 11 February 2019. Every family is required to complete and submit a payment option form. Families that already have a fee payment plan arrangement must still complete and return the form. This is a new procedure for ALL FAMILIES at Holy Rosary School. Office staff will follow up with families that have not returned the form by the due date.

Should you have any questions in regards to your Annual School Fee account please contact Laurie Evans ( laurie.evans@cewa.edu.au).


Please see links below for information from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Impetigo (School Sores)

Impetigo is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria. It is often called school sores because it is common among school children. Impetigo causes sores on the skin, which are usually itchy. The sores may start out as blisters that burst and become weepy, before being covered with a crust.

Impetigo is not usually a serious infection, and should clear up a few days after starting medical treatment. Children with impetigo are very infectious (contagious), but the spread of impetigo can be reduced by practising good hygiene, covering the sores with dressings and keeping your child away from other children until they are no longer infectious.

Key points to remember

  • Impetigo is very infectious and can be easily spread to other children.
  • Try to prevent your child scratching the sores as much as possible. Cover the sores with a watertight dressing and cut your child's fingernails.
  • It is important to remove the scabs from the sores.
  • Complete all courses of antibiotics as prescribed and continue treatment with creams or ointments until all sores are healed.
  • Your child can go back to school after 24 hours of treatment and when the sores are completely covered with dressings.



On Friday evening our community enjoyed catching up at the Sundowner. Thank you to Mark Hodgson, Fabio Rivera Diaz and Mark Nolan for manning the BBQ and to our Year 6 students who helped serve food and icy-poles!
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Class Reps play a vital role in our school community - supporting the teachers and bringing people together.

Please consider volunteering for this important role and speak with your child’s teacher if you are interested.

Reps are still needed for the following classes:

Kindy C, Kindy D

Year 3C

Year 4C, Year 4D

Year 5C, Year 5D

Year 6C

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Seeking a few more helpers on Fridays and Mondays.

Holy Rosary is so fortunate to have such a terrific canteen for the children – all made possible by the many parent volunteers. We are looking for a few extra helpers on Fridays and Mondays. It’s a great way to meet other parents! Call or text Leanna on 0414 953 958 or message us via Facebook if you are interested in helping.



TERMS 2 and 3

The Newman Holy Rosary Raiders Basketball Club is now one of the largest clubs in the district. Registration for Years 1 and 2 is now open!


AUSSIE HOOPS PROGRAM - Please register using the following link:https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=85137

RAIDERS HOOPS PROGRAM - Please register using the following link:https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=85587

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TERMS 2 and 3

Holy Rosary Netball Club is a school-based club run by parent volunteers. We believe it fitness, fun and friendship through netball!

Training is at Holy Rosary and matches are at Matthews Stadium.

Teams sizes are between 7 and 10 players – we can accommodate a few more players in the following teams:

Year 3: speak to Tamsin Owen or Kate Brain (two teams)
Year 4: speak to Gemma Maisey (three teams)



Dads – dust off your tents and shake out the sleeping bags: it’s only two weeks until campout!

Mums – plan something fabulous for your night off!!

If Dad isn’t available, Grandfathers, Uncles and Significant Others are welcome to accompany the children.

Forms will be made available soon.

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Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


As a Parent Community we would love to see a culture of thinking Holy Rosary first! Please have a look through the directory to see what these businesses might be able to do for you. If you would like to be listed please contact Mark Nolan at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

TFBHR Facebook page - see what we get up to


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Year 3 investigated how heat is transferred into materials differently. We found that metal was a good conductor of heat. This means heat is absorbed into it easily.

Library News

Our first group of Year 5’s started Book Club this week. They asked some excellent questions and have already learned a lot from this historical fiction novel, so be sure to ask them all about it! So many children have been enjoying Mindfullness in the library and some classrooms. The sessions are only 5 minutes and are free. Here is the link if you would like to try it at homehttps://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/mindfully/

Have a wonderful long weekend full of reading and relaxing,

Mrs Butson

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” –Mason Cooley


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

Monday 4 March - PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Wednesday 6 March - Ash Wednesday - C Pereira, L Elliot

Friday 8 March - L Ternel, F Rafferty, N Jefferies

Wednesday 6 March is Ash Wednesday - Please be aware no meat products are available to order from the Canteen. Fish nuggets will be sold instead of goujons and fish burgers will replace hamburgers.

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 1 Summer Menu.


Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am

Click below for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, emailed to uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au or ordered through Quickcliq (the same as the online canteen ordering) https://quickcliq.com.au/ These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Meeting Room next to the Uniform Shop.

How to Get Started with School Banking

Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide identification online. It is even easier now for you to get your children started with an account and start School Banking.

All you need to do is visit:

www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account.

Thank you

Christine, Lisa and Nancy


Please click on link below for the Discovery Kids website.



Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm

Parish Office - 0411 123 441

Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199

Father Chinh Dinh OP - 0411 381 334

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

Saturday March 2 - Wine and Cheese after 6pm Mass



‘We have slightly changed how we will be running the competition and now teams only need to have 5 players (max 6/team) so not so many players which means more game time.

We understand it is difficult for children so young (and parents) who know nothing about hockey to commit to a team and therefore would like to invite any interested Year 1 or Year 2 students to come along to one of our Mini Knights afternoons where we play hockey games in a fun and safe environment.

We run a Mini Knights program from 3:30 - 4:30pm on Monday afternoons on the oval at Newman College, Churchlands. Tim Ashford, a Holy Rosary Dad, is our head coach for this program and has been instrumental in putting this program together for our next generation of hockey enthusiasts. The program is designed for children in Pre-primary to Year 4 who are brand new to hockey and gives them a taste of the game before committing to a team. The invitation also extends to any Preprimary, Year 3 and Year 4 students who would like to try hockey. Our Term 1 program started a few weeks ago, but we still have 3 sessions left and would welcome any Holy Rosary students who would like to come down and try a session for free.

All we ask is that they contact me to register their interest so I can organise them a hockey stick to use on the day and also a name tag for them to wear. I can be contacted via email jpac_k@yahoo.com.au or mobile 0412 866 211.

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Registrations for Hale Hockey Club are now open. During the winter sport season (April to September), Hale Hockey Club teams compete in the Hockey WA competitions across all age groups. Hale caters for all junior players from Minkey (4 years old) onwards. Our aim is to provide opportunities for all junior players to achieve their goals, whether it is to play sport, keep fit and have fun, or follow a pathway to the elite levels of hockey.

For more information on Minkey, see below. To register for the 2019 season, go to https://halehockey.com.au/cms/registrations-minkey/

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