HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 3 Week 1 - 21 July
Dear Parents and Guardians,
And on that note, welcome back! In particular we welcome Matilda Lloyd and her parents Paul and Terry, and Miguel De Freitas Rocha and his parents Henrique and Lidia. We are so pleased that you have joined us, and look forward to getting to know you. Welcome also to student teachers Tahlia Gileno with Riana in PPD, Tess Jacobs with Trish in 1C and Natasha Galindo with Jen in 2C. We are pleased to have you here and wish you every success this term!
The calendar is complete and you will note that there is plenty on. It is a great term, and I encourage you to join in when you have the opportunity. This is a solid teaching and learning term, and we have several great events in place which are of significant benefit to our children. We review our practices all the time to ensure that our core business – the eduction and well-being of our children – is to the fore.
Here’s to a great term!
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday 25 July
- CPSSA Interschool Cross Country
- P & F Meeting - 7pm Staffroom
Friday 28 July
2C Class Assembly, Merits & Aussie of the Month
Friday 4 August
St Dominic's Day - Mini Fete
Monday 4 September
5D Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library
Wednesday 6 September
5C Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library
Wednesday 20 September
End of Term 3
Monday 9 October
Term 4 commences
Student Free Days 2017
- Thursday 21 Sept - Staff PD
- Friday 22 Sept - Student Free
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS FRIDAY 28TH JULY
PPD - Daniel Vucic, Miguel De Freitas Rocha
IC - Noah Colliton
ID - Alexander Martin, Amelia King
2C - Leo Cestrilli, Sasha Ekkert, Alanna Moroney, Lachlan Stevens, Mathew Hyndes
2D - Charlee Kuenen, Adriana Papalia, Aden Slattery
3C - Ryan Lockyer, Emma Lindsay
3D - Nikita Holmes, Joseph Nankivell
4C - Katja Ekkert, Thomas Roshin, Thomas Weeks
4D - Bianca Danas, Aria Zeid
5D - Sam Belladonna, Eva Ryan
6C - Ashley Hale
6D - Charlize Deeka, James Lockyer, Evan Miocevich, Fionn O’Dea
WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING?
Plenty has happened over the break, with the P&F funding the ‘grass’ in the Preprimary playground – what a difference! Also, access to the oval has been hugely improved with new and wider gates – again through the P&F. To everyone involved in these projects, our thanks to you for making them happen. Everyone in our community benefits! Trees on the northern boundary have been pruned or removed up to the hall, to increase the amount of sunshine on the grass. This is only part of the problem however. It has taken a long time to repair the reticulation. There is also a disease attacking the roots of the couch grass, and investigating a solution is proving to be complicated. The disease has been prevalent across Perth. We will take action once we have the right remedy.
STAFF CAR PARK
You may have noticed that the gate to the Staff Car Park is now locked. Please enter through the Front Entrance of the School. This is for the safety of our children.
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
We hope you will join us at the Holy Rosary Parents and Friends Community Meeting on Tuesday.
Parents supporting contemporary classrooms
The world is changing, yet our classrooms have remained much the same. It’s time for a new approach!
Holy Rosary is transforming all the classrooms into contemporary learning spaces and aims to introduce contemporary classrooms for all year groups over the next two years.
At $10,000 per classroom these inclusive learning spaces are not cheap. The parent community is matching the school’s funding for contemporary classrooms (via the P&F), to get them all done as soon as possible. A ‘Lap-a-thon’ is in the pipeline for 8 September as an important fundraiser for the classrooms.
The Year 1 and Year 6 classrooms are done; with Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 still to come.
Check out the video to see what these classrooms mean to the teachers and children:
Bake Sale for Pre-Primary Lawn
The pre-primary bake sale on the last day of term was a huge success! It was completely sold out within just one hour and raised a total of $1,533 towards the artificial lawn for outside of the pre-primary classrooms.
Thank you to all the parents who provided cakes and delicacies to sell; to the helpers on the day; to everyone who bought goodies; and especially Michelle Della Franca for organising!
No More Mud Outside Pre-Primary
No sooner had the last cake been sold, then the new artificial lawn was being laid outside of the pre-primary classrooms. This is great news for parents: less mud on kid’s clothing and no need to wear the gumboots at pickup time. For the children, it provides a big new space for all that play! Thanks to Mrs Lucas-Neto's brother, Mark, for helping us with “mate’s rates” for the lawn (Eco Earth and Turf), and to Michelle Della Franca for organising.
The proceeds from the bake sale makes an important contribution to the cost of the lawn; the balance is being covered by the parent community (via P&F funds).
We all love a great make-over: check out these before and afters…
PHOTOS (before shot of patch grass; work in progress; and new lawn laid)
Entertainment Books: To order an Entertainment Book online please go to www.entbook.com.au/8437a8 - The cost of a Book or Digital Membership is $70. Forms are also available from the School Office.
Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!
GET TO KNOW US!
The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary
The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who want to support the School Community.
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 on firstname.lastname@example.org.
PETA-MAREE ASHFORD - EMERGE ASSOCIATES
get to know peta-maree .......
What do you do?
I am a Landscape Architect and joint owner of a Landscape Architecture firm based in WA. I am really lucky as I have found a profession I genuinely feel reward in doing. Designing public parks and places for people, which nurture community and with all the best intentions to encourage you to be outdoors.
Why Did You Choose Your Profession?
Because I was interested in architecture but growing up on a farm I loved the big outdoors. Landscape Architecture was my perfect fit. The realisation came later that I get great pleasure in designing places that people feel great being in.
What was your favourite age at school and why?
Year 7 (age 12). I was privileged to be head girl, we had an inspiring teacher and there was the excitement of leaving Moora to go to boarding school the following year.
Have you ever danced in the rain?
My favourite uni band was Hunters and Collectors. What luck they were playing ‘A Day on the Green’ in Kings Park the very day I turned 40. Of course I got the old uni crew back together to enjoy the concert. It rained from start to finish, the exact same length of time we danced.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
That I remind people of my Dad. There is no greater compliment.
What is your perfect pizza?
I am a fan of simple flavours. A tomato base with Chorizo. Cooked without cheese, but served with Roquette on top. A bit of lemon juice and shaved parmesan and I am sold.
What cheers you up?
Exercising….after I have finished.
What was your favourite band growing up?
In primary school Michael Jackson and Madonna. Proudly obsessed.
What is your favourite movie?
It would have to be Aliens or Goonies. Tough toss up but both cult favourites.
Hike or bike?
Definitely bike. As a family we try to go for a ride on a Sunday morning whenever we can. Whilst we don’t wear lycra there is usually a coffee involved.
What is your favourite family vacation?
Free camping in the great outdoors.
What is your favourite family tradition?
Dessert Fridays and Movie Saturday’s. That way we definitely know the weekend has arrived!
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
Oh, it all comes back. Who would have thought we would wear fluoro again after the 80’s.
We wish our Performing Arts soloists every success in the coming weeks.
Our pianists perform next week and our guitarists and drummer in the following weeks.
Good Luck Everyone.
Michelle Kirwan - Performing Arts School Coordinator
Click here for winter menu
Mon 24 July - S Tranter, E Rattray
Wed 26 July - A Alsworth, S Gray, N Belladonna
Fri 28 July - N Ferguson, K Swift
Wednesday’s soup will be: Cauliflower
Leanna 0414 953 958
How to Get Started with School Banking
Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide ID 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.
School Banking is every Tuesday 8:15am - 8:45am at the Canteen.
Sonja, Christine and Natalie
Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am
The uniform shop is not open during the holidays or on PD days. Click here for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, or emailed to email@example.com. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
If anyone is interested in taking over the role of Uniform Shop Coordinator from 2018, please contact the School Office for details about the position.
Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator
2017 Sacramental Program
This Parish family based program covers the sacraments of Confirmation, First Eucharist and Reconciliation. The dates are:
First Eucharist: 9 Sept 6 pm Mass or 10 Sept 10 am Mass
Reconciliation: 21st Oct 5 pm or 28th Oct 5 pm
For further information contact Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 44
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday Evening - 6:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am
Parish Office 0411 123 441
After hours: 0422 836 900
Missing Coco -
This is Coco who was lost on Wednesday June 28th, more than likely at the top oval & nature playground. If anyone has seen or found Coco who is sadly missed by Elsie, could they hand her into the office.
Centre for Faith Enrichment - Are you searching for ways to enrich your understanding of the Catholic faith and tradition? Would you like to find out more about the role of women in the Bible, the leadership of Pope Francis or John Paul II’s teachings on the theology of the body? The Centre for Faith Enrichment offers a wide range of face-to-face and online courses and events on topics ranging from spirituality, Church history, theology, scripture, Christian living and much more. No exams or assignments, just a relaxed and friendly learning atmosphere. To know more visit our website www.cfe.org.au where you will find our courses and events page. To stay up to date with Centre for Faith Enrichment courses and events click here.
Are YOU a Former Student or Staff Member?
Are you a former student or staff of St Joachim’s, Xavier College, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Mercy or Ursula Frayne Catholic College? We are looking for you to join the newly formed Alumni. Let us help you reconnect with your old school and friends. Go to our website www.ursulafrayne.wa.edu.au and complete the registration form (under Community) or contact Mary McGonigle on 9470 0925 or firstname.lastname@example.org to have a form sent to you. In 2019, we celebrate 120 years since our foundation school was opened and we would like to have as many former students and staff join us in celebration.
Keyed Up Music will be teaching group music lessons after school. Keyboard lessons on a Monday and Tuesday and Guitar lessons on a Wednesday and Thursday. Lessons start from $16.95. To enrol your child please go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form if you require more information please contact Therese on 1300 366 243 or email email@example.com
Woodlands Teeball Club 2017/2018 Registrations - Registrations for the 2017/2018 Teeball Season will open on 1 August 2017. Registration day will take place on Saturday 12 August 2017 at Warren Lake Hall, Woodlands Reserve, Teakwood Ave Woodlands between 12 noon and 2pm. Please refer to our website woodlandsteeball.tidyclubhq.com for more information.