Holy Rosary School Derby

NEWSLETTER / TERM 2/ WEEK 4/ 17th May 2023

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Message from Miss Melanie

The Year 6 students are looking forward to taking off to One Arm Point for camp next week. Miss Kylie and myself will be supporting the students for the week, it will be my first trip in that direction and like the Yr 6 students, I am looking forward to the experience. Look out for the after camp Facebook posts with all the pics and details.

We have some big events happening over the second half of the term. From May 27th to June 2nd we have Reconciliation Week. We are going to hold an afternoon tea for our Holy Rosary families to provide information regarding The Voice Referendum. This will be held in the Multipurpose room and details will be sent home closer to the day. There will be a Reconciliation Liturgy on Friday 2nd June at 1.45pm and the Year 5/6 students will officiate, merit awards will be presented following the liturgy. All families are encouraged to attend.

NAIDOC Week will take place in the final week of term. Planning is underway, with some great ideas already in the making. We will hold an activity day on the Wednesday for the whole school, and we welcome the HRSD Ngunga Women's Group Playgroup to share the day with us. We are also planning a couple of on-country activities, details will be shared when finalised.

Please can we remind parents that if your child is sick - to please keep them at home. Some children have been attending when they have been unwell and this means that their germs are shared with others. A day at home resting is better to help with a faster recovery. With the flu season coming, we ask that if your child has cold or flu symptoms that you keep them home.

God Bless.

Miss Mel

Class Merit Awards

Congratulations to the following Week 3 Class Merit Award recipients:

  • Pre-Primary - Rowan
  • Year 1/2 - Senanus & Eden
  • Year 3/4 Yellow - Aiden
  • Year 3/4 Blue - Leanne
  • Year 5/6 - Dennis
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Rejoicing Religion

Sacraments - The Sacramental Commitment Mass will be held on Sunday 21st May at 9am. All students that would like to participate in any of the Sacraments this year are required to attend this Mass. We look forward to seeing you at this Mass and there will be a morning tea held in the Parish Centre after Mass.

If you would like your child to be baptised and participate in the Sacramental program and you are not Catholic, please give your name to Miss Jenna.

Sports Scoop


We wish all our students who are representing HRS at the Inter-School Cross Country the best of luck. Strive to do your best time and have fun. Results will be published in our next newsletter.

All families are welcome to attend to support their child on the day.

Head Lice

We have had several cases of head lice through the school. Please check your child's hair and treat if you notice eggs in the hair.

School Access

Students and families are only to enter/leave the school grounds via the Boab gates located on Villiers, church gates and admin. Please DO NOT walk through the staff car park, this is for the safety of you and your child/ren.

School Advisory Council

If you are interested in supporting the growth and direction of Holy Rosary School we would love to see you join our school Advisory Council. The Council meets once a term to discuss ways to support the school with programmes and future planning and works in partnership with the Principal and relevant members of Staff. If you are interested, please contact the school and we will provide you with further details on how to join.


Term 2

Fri 19th May- Nation Walk Safely to School Day

Sunday 21st May - Sacramental Commitment Mass 9am

Mon 22nd to May-26th May - Yr 6 Camp

Thurs 25th May- Reconciliation @ 5pm (TBC)

26th May - Interschool Cross Country @ Cable Beach

27th May- Busy Bee in school garden

Friday 9th June - Crazy Hair Day

Monday 5th June- Public Holiday WA DAY

Wed 14th June- Early Close 12noon Parent/Teacher Meetings

Thursday 8th June- School Photos

Please note dates and events may change over the term

Calendar 2023


2023- 3 Yr Old Kindy-Year 6

We are now taking enrolments for 2023.

Please use the link below to download an enrolment form or contact our friendly staff in admin.

Enrolment Form

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