HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 1 - 2 February
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to 2018! Seeing the smiling faces of families getting in to the swing of school this week has been fabulous! We are delighted to welcome our new families who have come from far and wide, and we are very happy that you have joined our community .
We welcome our new staff: Lydia Della Santa is taking over our Uniform Shop, Belinda Paulet is returning to take over the role of Finance Officer, Erin Horne is teaching our Year Five Catherine children this term while Pat Winton is on medical leave, Tess Jacobs is teaching our Year One Dominic children, Kate O'Neill is teaching Year 6 Catherine and Hayley Baylis is joining the Kindy Catherine gang. Uniquely, all of you have history at Holy Rosary, and we are truly delighted that you are part of our team for 2018. We wish you much success and satisfaction as we go from strength to strength.
Farewell Karina! - Karina Tester who has been in charge of our OSHC, finishes today and is heading home to Geraldton. Karina has run a remarkable programme, and will be much missed by children and parents, and by all of us at Holy Rosary who have been involved.
Karina took over our OSHC at short notice last year, and soon earned the respect of us all. You have been fabulous to work with Karina. We wish you every happiness and every success for the future!
A whole lot of work has been undertaken across our campus, including plumbing, tree pruning, electrical repairs, heavy duty cleaning, external painting, grassing the oval and the Dominican Playground (and they look fantastic!), and of course, the assembling and setting up of new furniture to the middle and upper primary classrooms. I am pleased to report that the outcome of all this work sees our school in pretty good shape! The classrooms look wonderful. Do check them out. I thank our teachers and support staff for investing a lot of time in getting them to look great and be truly functional.
The calendar is as complete as we can get it. No doubt there may be the odd change, but we will publish changes as soon as we are aware of them. In terms of precedence, I draw your attention to the Information Sessions being held next week, on Tuesday, by our class teachers. Year Six sessions look different because there is a focus on camp in week three, and that will be communicated to the parents and guardians of those children.
Last year the Information Sessions were held in week four and feedback was clear on interest in having them scheduled earlier, which is why we have scheduled them for week two. The sessions commence at 6pm sharp. A bell will sound at 6.25, and they will be repeated at 6.30pm. If you have more than two children and therefore two sessions just isn’t enough (!) you are welcome to make an appointment through the office – just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org - to catch up with your child’s teacher. Please try to get to the Information Sessions as they provide an important opportunity to get a picture of 2018 in your child’s grade. Teachers invest a lot of time in preparation for this meeting and they welcome your attendance.
Information regarding general matters concerning a change to the times of the school day, parking, punctuality, making appointments and the like can be found later in this newsletter.
It is really, really great to be back. Here’s to a good, strong, enjoyable year.
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday 6 February
- Year 6 Camp Info Session - 5:30pm -6:00pm - 6D Classroom
- Parent Info Session 1 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
- Parent Info Session 2 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 8 February
- 4C Class Mass - 9:00am
Monday 12 - Friday 16 February
- Year 6 Camp
Tuesday 13 February
- Board Meeting - 7:00pm
Wednesday 14 February
- Ash Wednesday Mass - 9:00am
Friday 23 February
- 8:55am - 4D Class Assembly - Presentation of Student Leader badges
Tuesday 10 April
- Early Closing 12 noon
- Parent/Teacher Interviews 12:30pm
Friday 13 April
- End of Term 1
Student Free Days for 2018
- Monday March 5 - Labour Day
- Friday March 30 - Good Friday
- Monday April 2 - Easter Monday
- Tuesday April 3 - Easter Tuesday
- Monday 30 April - Staff Day
- Monday June 4 - WA Day
- Monday July 16 - Staff Day
- Tuesday July 17 - Staff Day
- Friday 21 September - Staff Day
- Monday October 8 - Staff Day
CHANGE TO SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2018.
The reason for the change is to ensure compliance with Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia policy, and legislation. The change does not affect our Kindy classes.
From Tuesday March 6th, the school day will finish at 3:05 and not 3:15. I understand families need time to adjust and as such the change will be implemented from Tuesday March 6th, after the long weekend.
SIGNING IN AT THE OFFICE:
It is important that everyone signs in at the Office whenever they enter the school between 8:45am and 3:00pm even if only dropping off lunch or forgotten items.
Please endeavour to get your children to school on time in the mornings. Classroom doors open at 8:30am and the bell for the start of lessons goes at 8:45am. Children must be signed in on the iPad in the Office when arriving late (after 8:45am) or leaving early.
Disabled Bays - Please do not park in the Disabled Bays at the front of the School if you do not have a Disability Parking Permit. It makes it very difficult for families with wheelchairs if there are no bays available to use. Please park in the bays.
The Principal's parking bay in the Staff carpark has been auctioned off to a parent. Please do not park in this bay.
Drive Through - Cars are parking in the drop off zone in front of the OSHC making it impossible for parents to drop their children off safely as well as blocking in those cars parked correctly in the allotted car spaces. Please park in the bays!
Also we ask that you endeavour not park on resident's verges or driveways around the school when you drop off or pick up your children and please observe the No Standing signs. There is parking available at Hale Hockey Carpark.
Please click HERE for the Instructions and Map for Drive Through drop off and pick up.
FAMILY INFORMATION 2018
These forms should be returned to the School Office no later than Friday 16th February.
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The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary
The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who want to support our 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 email@example.com.
Welcome back to your new look Library! We are celebrating the Summer Holidays and Back to School. Stay tuned for some exciting things coming soon!
"Never miss the last day of summer." Shaun Tan, Rules of Summer
Click here for new summer menu
Mon 5 Feb - D Borgas, S Tranter
Wed 7 Feb - J Spriggins, B Warner, F Fernandes
Fri 9 Feb - N Ferguson, A Adkins
Please note Ash Wednesday is on Wednesday 14 February. There will be no meat products available for recess or lunch on that day.
I still need volunteers for Wednesdays, if you can help please let me know.
Leanna 0414 953 958
School Banking will resume in Term One Week Two on the new day of Thursday 8 February 2018, 8:15am to 8:45am at the canteen. The new theme for this year is "Super Savers". New rewards for Term One are the Twister Power Handball and Secret Scratch Notepad. Rewards not received from last year should be available on the first School Banking day.
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.
Grand Prize Competition
This year, one lucky School Banker will win a family trip for up to two adults and three children to Hawaii, USA just by saving. For a chance to win, students will need to make 15 or more School Banking deposits before the end of Term 3 2018 to automatically receive an entry into the competition.
The trip includes:
- Return economy flights to Honolulu, Hawaii plus airport transfers
- 7 nights accommodation at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort staying in a Luxury Ocean Room, with beach views and breakfast included
- AU$2,000 spending money.
We hope to see you at School Banking.
Christine, Natalie and Lisa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator
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: 0412 445 199
Mothers Prayers 2018
We are excited to meet this Lent in the new Rosary Parish Centre.
We will reflect on the Lenten readings using a programme from the Diocese of Wollongong called “Surrender”. Books are available at cost of $10.
Meetings each Tuesday in Lent start at 1.30pm and finish at 3.00pm. We welcome any parishioners to join us for any of our meetings in Lent.
We will start the year on 6th Feb with an introductory meeting then the first Lent Meeting on 13th Feb.
Enquiries: Dorothy Ph 9341 4405 or email email@example.com
New Priory and Parish Centre will be officially opened and blessed by Fr Anthony Walsh OP after 10am Mass on March 11 followed by morning tea. Please bring a plate to share.
Newman Knights Hockey Club - Registration Day – Sunday, 17 February 2018
Newman Knights is a family focused hockey club that welcomes newcomers.
Registration day for Pre-primary's to Year 12 is set for 17 February 2018
at our Club Rooms on Tuscany Way, Churchlands from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
If you have a query, please call Peta Kelly on 0412 866 211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keyed Up Music will be teaching Guitar Lessons on Wednesday and Thursday as well as Keyboard lessons on Monday and Tuesday after school. Lessons start from $17.50 for a group lesson. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form