Term 4 Week 4 Friday 5 November

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Great advice about the way forward, I think.

Many of you by now would have seen images of just how much fun last Friday’s Numeracy Immersion morning turned out to be. All our children from Preprimary to Year Six enjoyed the activities from 9am until midday. Many thanks to our Numeracy Team Lachie Darby, Kaity Passmore and Fiona Ayling who made the preparations for the day - it was a fabulous opportunity to showcase numeracy right across our school!

Also last week, our Pre-Kindy 2022 Parent Information Evening was really well attended. Thank you to all parents for coming along and thank you to Jen and Iveta for making them so welcome. The 2022 booklet, now accessible using a QR code, also makes for much easier transmission of information!

Several tired children completed the Champion Lakes Triathlon today, many of whom were also in the Hale Connect Triathlon next door on Tuesday. Such fortitude! Congratulations to them all for engaging so enthusiastically, and to Rob, Julie and Sylvia for supporting them.

Have a great weekend.


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There have been a few cases recently in the school.

If your child has gastro, keep them away from school for 48 hours after vomiting and diarrhoea have stopped. If symptoms persist see your family doctor.,

Gastroenteritis or ‘gastro’ is a common condition in children of all ages. It occurs when the bowel is infected by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and sometimes, fever. Gastroenteritis, or ‘gastro’ is a common condition in children of all ages. It occurs when the bowel is infected by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and sometimes, fever.

Most cases in children are not serious, but it is very important to make sure that a child with gastro receives enough fluid.

The easiest way to prevent gastro is to make sure everyone in the family washes their hands regularly, especially before eating and after going to the toilet.

For more information go to http://www.public.health.wa.gov.au/2/597/2/gastroenteritis.pm


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/


Tuesday 9 November

  • Year 2 Excursion to Kings Park

Thursday 11 November

  • Remembrance Day

Friday 12 November

  • Year 5 Leadership Day

Friday 19 November

  • Indigenous Dance & Art
  • Grandparents Afternoon

Tuesday 23 November

  • Council/P & F ACM - 5pm Staffroom

Friday 26 November

  • Class Lists on SeeSaw
  • Transition Morning 9-10:45am

Monday 29 November

  • Canteen Thank You Party - 7pm - Staffroom

Friday 3 December

  • Pre-Kindy Concert 9am - Veritas Garden



Today is Meredith’s last day! After 11 Siena years Meredith is having a complete change of scenery and moving to customer Service at the Water Corporation. Congratulations Meredith on securing this position and every good wish for a really successful journey. Thank you for shouldering the Siena responsibilities so effectively, and for treating your charges so kindly.


Joey is well known to our Siena team in a relief capacity, and now will move in to Meredith’s role. Welcome Joey!

Nominations for Catholic School Advisory Council 2022

If you are interested in nominating for the CSAC please contact Michele before November 19 for information.


Family photos will be available for collection from the Office from next week.


Grandparent's Lunch and Multicultural Day

On Friday 19th November 2021 we celebrate our Indigenous Australians, our multicultural roots, and our Grandparents at Holy Rosary.The day will begin with a performance in the gym from an Indigenous dance group from Wesley College at 9am for the whole school. This will be followed by the boys teaching and making Indigenous artwork with our Year two and Year four classes. We are excited for the opportunity to celebrate our shared Australian culture as well as our multicultural roots at Holy Rosary.

Grandparents are also invited to attend for our annual ‘Grandparent’s lunch’ with their grandchildren beginning at 1.05pm. We invite them to stay for a shared lunch with their grandchildren and to remain for part of the afternoon to see their classrooms and for the students to show them around the grounds. We can’t wait to see you here on the day!


Congratulations to the students below who made it into the Perry Lakes Hawks state basketball team. Well done!

Noah S - Yr 4, Vera R - Yr 5, Christian V - Yr 5, Sam M – Yr 6, Oliver S – Yr 6, Anthony B – Yr 6, Sasha E – Yr 6

CPSSA Athletics Carnival

The Holy Rosary Athletics team finished 3rd in A Division, only 54 points behind Mel Maria. It was an epic performance at the State Athletics Stadium on October 28. The squad gave 110% on the day and everyone tried their very best, with the smiles and cheers making it clear that they were having a day to remember. We were so proud of all of your hard work. A special mention to Lily Lynch and Edward Mc Lean who both set CPSSA records on the day.

I would also like to thank the staff and parents that helped make the day a success, your continued support is much appreciated.

Overall Results

1st Mel Maria 3136

2nd Saint Columbas 3124

3rd Holy Rosary 3082

4th Our Lady of Grace 2928

5th Saint Brigid’s College 2926

6th Saint Peters 2900

7th Ursula Frayne 2890

8th Aranmore 2450

CPSSA Record Breakers

Edward Mclean Year 6 Turbo Javelin

Lily Lynch Year 4 Shotput

Lily Lynch Year 4 Turbo Javelin


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This week is also a very busy week for Triathlon at the school, having had the Hale Connect triathlon on Tuesday November2 and the upcoming Primary School Championships on November 5.

The squad did a fabulous job at Hale, with everyone going flat out to achieve their personal best. A good example was Ed McLean who stormed away with the Year 6 event. Many other competitors also impressed.

It was also fabulous to see Mrs Catherall, team Siena and Mr Darby helping Marlee compete. The look of sheer joy on her face made everyone’s day and it was a sight to see.

I would like to thank Mike Thacker, Ashleigh Pedler, Ms Catherall and Mrs Ryan for their support of the program and we look forward to a great day at the Primary Championships on Friday.

Rob Flexman

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School Fees Reminder

A reminder that all school fees are required to be fully paid by the end of November. For those families who do not have a payment plan set up, please contact the office as soon as possible to arrange payment.



Who was your favourite teacher in school and why?
My Year 5 teacher, Miss Field. I liked her because she used to give us prizes when we worked well. Although she did have a black slipper/shoe that she would whack on the table and was quite scary!

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?

Adam Ant shirts - they were big and frilly and you wore them with leggings and boots. I think I still have some originals somewhere!

Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
I totally love them and always try to do them with my hands up in the air

What's your favourite family tradition?
My parent’s wedding anniversary is Xmas Eve and we always have a special celebration for breakfast or lunch which I really like

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Scarlett Johanssen - like she is in The Black Widow

What's your favourite zoo animal?
The monkeys - I never bore of watching them climb around, play and pick out each other’s fleas!

What was the last book you read?

The Secret Mantra - it’s by David Michie and he’s from Perth

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Cruise around the ocean on a luxury boat - I love being on the sea - it’s so relaxing

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Sticky hands and feet so I could climb up the walls and across the ceilings and hang upside down

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!
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The year 4’s and year 1’s had such a fun time wearing our fancy hats to watch the Melbourne Cup Race! We have also read Phar Lap with the year 2’s and talked a lot about our love and respect for animals, and all of God’s creatures. A reminder that all books will need to be returned and/or replaced in week 6 ready for the annual library clean up and sort out. Please email me if you have any concerns about overdue books. Thank you!

Holly Butson

“What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"Kind", said the boy.”
― Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

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

Monday 8 November: K Lindsay, C Wright

Wednesday 10 November: G Natalia, L Schwertfeger

Friday 12 November: K Hayes, K von Bergheim, L Elliott

Leanna 0414 953 958



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Your P&F Needs You!

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. Please think about nominating. Many hands make light work and all are welcome.


With Christmas only 51 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.

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.

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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.

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Our student leaders visited Bakers Delight Woodlands to present a Certificate of Appreciation to thank this great local business for supporting our fundraising efforts. They give us back 10 per cent from every purchase when you mention ‘Holy Rosary’.

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