HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 2 Friday 19 February
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Another clear week! Great news. Long may it last. Tuesday was a busy one, with P&F and Council meetings back to back. It is so good to see the P&F Executive positions filled with enthusiastic and supportive parents so keen to engage. Likewise almost every class has Parent Representatives - which is amazing! The future focused conversation, was so productive, commencing with the Family Fun Night this Saturday which has already had a pretty good response. A lot of suggestions around spending the funds accrued to best effect was a focus, with the conversation about another playground on the oval, junior primary reading books, and a plug and play AV setup in the gym were among them. It was a great meeting - check out the picture!
The following Council meeting conversations focused primarily on funding, building, and grounds - there was plenty to discuss, and as noted in both meetings, it was a relief to be able at last to talk about real progress at the front of the school.
Both groups rely on the commitment and good will of many parents and guardians. We are blessed to have people so interested in supporting the way forward for our community. Thank you.
Thank you for your understanding about the parking. It was crazy busy on Wednesday with the Ash Wednesday Mass at 9.00am, but throughout the week, respect for neighbours was evident. Much appreciated. We do have a lot more parking than similar size schools but it involves a short walk. We are really fortunate in that way. Check out the map - Parking in Pink.
Wednesday also saw our own Ash Wednesday liturgy for children conducted in the gym. It was a beautiful and reverent occasion prepared by Assistant Principal Aleana Brennan. Thank you Aleana! We also took the opportunity to present our 2021 Leaders with their badges before the liturgy. Their names appear in our newsletter. We are in good hands!
Social distancing continues, with children in PreKindy, Kindy and Preprimary farewelled at the door, and children from Years 1-6 either dropped off in the Drive-Through, or who walk to school either from home or nearby. Parents walking in with them again farewell them at the classroom door.
We wish our staff Dave Edwards, Kate O’Neill, Ashleigh Pedler and Julie Catherall who, in preparation for our Year Six Camp, are spending Saturday in the water, completing their Bronze Medallion. It is a significant undertaking and we so appreciate your commitment to our children. Keep your heads above water!
See you on Saturday!
Have a great weekend.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday 20 February
- Family Fun Night
Monday 1 March
- Labour Day - Public Holiday
Tuesday 2 March - Friday 5 March
- Year 6 Camp
Pupil Free Days 2021
- Thursday 1 April
- Monday 19 April
- Friday 13 August
- Monday 16 August
- Monday 11 October
KEY DATES 2021
This week the season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday, which also marks the beginning of the annual Caritas Australia Project Compassion Appeal. Donations to Project Compassion allows Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, to work with local communities around the world to alleviate poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice.
We encourage you to put your compassion into action this Lent through your prayer, fasting and almsgiving by supporting Project Compassion. Each family received a Project Compassion box for their donations or you can donate online via the Caritas Australia website at: lent.caritas.org.au
Saint Oscar Romero is the inspiration for Project Compassion 2021, so in his words let’s “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.”
STUDENT LEADERS 2021
Media Statement from Catholic Education about fairer funding
2021 RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS COLLECTION
Please see link below for information from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
ENROL FOR KINDY 2023
Application for enrolment is now open for children due to commence Kindy in 2023 (born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019).
Siblings of students already enrolled in the school are also required to have an application for enrolment completed, which can be found on our website.
Please submit your application for enrolment along with copies of the required documents. Online is our preferred method, or you can email, post or drop the documentation at the office.
The pre-enrolment information needs to be provided at the same time as your application. The non-refundable application fee is paid via EFTPOS at the office or over the phone.
PARKING IN PINK
SCHOOL FEES & HEALTH CARE CARD
School fees have been sent to all families via email. If you have not received your statement please inform the office.
If you hold a current Health Care Card, please complete the form below and send by email to email@example.com and bring your card in for photocopying.
The form and current Health Care Card must be provided to the Office to receive discount.
Register for Netball – Years 2 to 6 girls and boys
Holy Rosary Netball Club is all about fitness, fun and friendship! It is run by Holy Rosary parents who serve on the committee, coach or manage teams.
Registrations are now open!. Please select the relevant age group below to register your child and pay the fees. Please note that Years 2-4 will play on a Friday afternoon and Years 5-6 will play on Saturday morning. These are the only options available this year.
It is a requirement of Perth Netball Association that players in Years 5 and 6 be graded. The Club will create all the teams. Depending on numbers, there may be split teams (e.g. Year 5 and 6 players in a team). This is common in the competition.
GRADING FOR YEARS 5 AND 6: On 11 and 18 March at the school courts from 3:20 pm – 5 pm
UNIFORM TRY ON DAYS: Friday 26 February before and after school - meeting room in undercover area.
FEES: $200 for Years 2 – 4 and $205 for Years 5 - 6
FACEBOOK: Please join Holy Rosary Netball Club Doubleview Facebook Group for further communication.
2021 Holy Rosary Years 2-5 Player Registration
Committee, coaches, managers and umpires register (no fees apply):
If you have any questions, please use our Facebook page or email the committee on firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve celebrated St Valentine’s Day, Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent in the library this week. Students from years 1-3 have been registering for the Junior Chess Competition by writing their name on the whiteboard outside the library. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for everyone and all levels of expertise are welcomed from novice to expert. If your child is playing, it helps immensely if you can play a game or two with them at home this weekend and explain the basic concepts. There is lots of info online to use with parent supervision (try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtLfUSaVhUM) I have chess books in the library and the senior students have been demonstrating on the outside chess board most days. Games will hopefully commence week 5, and no new registrations will be taken after this Tuesday 23rd February.
Happy chess playing!
"At last, Peter Rabbit made his way back to the cozy burrow where he lived with his family. He was a very tired rabbit indeed!"- Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
P & F NEWS
Hi Everyone and welcome back to a brand new year!
The P&F are kicking off early with our Family Fun Night on Saturday which is a great way to welcome new families, catch up with old friends and enjoy some family time.
Kick off is at 4pm and the event will finish at 7pm. There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained and lots of yummy food.
Braised Brother’s will be back again with their yummy braised meats, rolls and chips. We will also have one of the top rated food trucks in Perth, Banh Mizzle tempting us with their Vietnamese Street Food, while also having nugget and chip options for the kids. Tim’s Icecream Van will also be back for those with a sweet tooth!
Bring along chairs, rugs or a BYO picnic if you wish.
We look forward to seeing you all there for a super fun evening!
This year, for the first time in many years we have a full team of 10 people heading up the P&F! We have a group of Mums from across a large range of year groups, with different skill sets and passions and I’m so grateful they’ve put their hand up to join the team.
We are all open to feedback, suggestions and ideas, so please come and have a chat to us if you see us roaming around the school!
Verity Pheonix (Taj - Year 3, Mykayla - Pre Primary, Brooklyn - 6 months)
Ryleigh Stewart (Oscar - PP & Henry - age 2)
Kara O’Sullivan Kiely (Elle - Year 2, Hudson and Harrison – Pre Primary)
Polly Farmer (Lucy - Year 5, Sophie - Year 4, Henry - Year 1)
Asha Julian (Frankie Year 3 & Axel Year 1)
Joelene Colliton (Noah - Year 5, Everly - Year 2, Jude - Kindy)
Bec Spiteri (Kai - Pre Primary & Levi - Pre Kindy)
Anita Carr (Zayn - Year 3, Blakely - Pre Primary, Daxton - Pre Kindy)
Jenet Catina (Roseleah - Year 5 & Francesco - Year 3)
Bec Watson (Marlee - Year 5 & Maddie - Year 3)
Stations of the Cross will be held in the church each Friday during Lent at 7:00pm
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm
Keyed Up Music Lessons
Keyed Up Music will be teaching guitar and keyboard group lessons this term after school. Lessons start from $18.65 for a group of 4 lessons. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form