Term 1 Week 11 - 13 April

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your support which has made this term such a good one. Have a fabulous holiday! See you after the break.

Mark de Kluyver



Tuesday 1 May

  • Start of Term 2
  • Winter Uniform

Wednesday 2 May

  • School Photos
  • Confirmation Parent Talk - Fr Greg Donovan 7pm

Thursday 3 May

  • School Photos

Friday 4 May

  • Anzac Ceremony - 8:55 - 9:15am
  • School Photos

Saturday 5 May

  • Confirmation Commitment Ceremony 6-7pm

Sunday 6 May

  • Confirmation Commitment Ceremony 10-11am

Tuesday 8 May

  • Board Meeting - 7pm

Student Free Days for 2018

  • 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


Please include the child's NAME and CLASS (e.g. 5C, 6D) in the email.


You can also submit an Absentee form by clicking on the 'Links' tab on our new website https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/

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Board Meeting Summary 13/3/18

The School Board generally meet once a month, at each Board meeting we hear reports from the Principal, the Board Treasurer, Holy Rosary Community representative and the Parish Representative. Father Peter could not attend this Board meeting so Mark de Kluyver updated the Board on the Parish news.

The main points of discussion for the Board meeting this month were the update of the Schools Strategic Plan. The Board have been discussing updating the plan for a number of months and are piecing together a plan to involve the school community as a whole in the final product. The Strategic Plan will be quite high level, but everything will be actionable and have a time frame.

The Board members are also updating their profiles for the new school website.

Deb Noblett, School Board Secretary


Pat Winton returns to Year Five next term following his surgery, and this means that Friday is Erin Horne’s last day. Erin, you have provided a fabulous start to Year Five for these children. We have so enjoyed working with you and thank you for what is a significant contribution to our community. You leave with our best wishes for a fantastic future!


Monies raised are going to Awareness Cambodia to pay for the swimming lessons at the school where our staff Sue Desmond and Sue Harvey worked over the 2017/18 summer break. They continue to support this place and we do some work to support their efforts.


Last week some of our choir members sang at the opening of the new Facility next door. It was nice to be invited to participate. This is a 124 bed high care nursing home developed by Regis. Our children sang beautifully and added a youthful and enjoyable dimension to the evening. To our Music teacher Michelle Kirwan, the children who sang, and their parents who brought them, our sincere thanks.


The Star Wars theme was fabulous! To the children, their teachers Sandra and Liz and Music teacher Michelle, thank you for a fantastic and entertaining assembly!


The concerts were amazing! Jenna and Bree did a great job of teaching our children over the term in readiness for these two events. The children responded exceptionally well, and it was evident that they were building on the skills that they started to learn last year. To the record number of parents, guardians and extended family who attended the concerts, our thanks to you for coming along to celebrate these events.


Our ceremony to honour ANZAC Day is the first Friday back – May 4 – at 8:55am in the Veritas Gardens. Please join us if you can.

How did we go? Give us some feedback about the Parent/Teacher Interviews


Congratulations to our Round 3 Winners:

1st: Antonio Della-Polina

2nd: Alex Temov

3rd: Zoe Temov


Taking place in Week 1 – Wednesday 2 May, Thursday 3 May (First week back). Family Photos will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 8.00am.

Please click below for School Photo Timetable. Please note these times are only a guideline and may change.

Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to assist in preparing the students for their photos on Thursday. We could do with a bit of help on Wednesday. If you can be involved please let the Office know.


Please do not use the Staff Carpark to drop off or pick up your children. This is for their own safety.


If anyone has any shoe boxes lying around, please can you bring to the Science Room.

Also if you would like to join us in chair cleaning from 2-3pm on Friday please come along! All help will be greatly appreciated.


Tanya Skinner

Library News

Thanks to your help, we raised over $200 for Caritas with our second book sale! This week in the Library we have been talking about the ANZACs and reading about Simpson and his donkey. The Library is open on Thursday if anyone missed borrowing and need books for the holidays. Have a wonderful and safe break!

Mrs Butson

“At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.”


Monday 30 April - Pupil Free Day

Wednesday 2 May - J Spriggins, J West

Friday 4 May - L Vilé, S Gray

Soup of the Day: Spiced Moroccan Tomato and Red Lentil

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please clink on link below for Winter Menu for Term 2


School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Canteen.

The next reward redemption day will be Thursday 03rd May.

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.

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 uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator

Mass Times

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am

Parish Office 0412 445 199

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

After hours: 0412 445 199



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THANK YOU - WRINKLE IN TIME FUNDRAISER - Thank you to all the beautiful people who supported our fundraiser yesterday.

I'm delighted to say we raised over $700 for the Saba Rose button Foundation.
A number of people who couldn't join us were keen to still donate, just follow link below:

EMPOWERING PARENTS: Raising the Resilient Child Workshop

The Holy Rosary Community invite you to join us for an evening with the renowned parenting expert and child therapist Claire Orange, as she provides research based, hands on practical parenting strategies for Raising the Resilient Child.

Many may know of Claire from her regular parenting expert segments with Channel 9 and 6PR.

The workshop will:

  • introduce the strengths based model for building resilience, called the Resilience Doughnut.
  • examine the Resilience Doughnut as a model for developing resilience in young people.
  • examine how to help children talk about coping and peer relationships.
  • look at practical ways that we can foster optimism in children.
  • consider how the language we use can have a powerful effect in helping children to see a way forward through their difficulties.

Date: Tuesday 15th May 2018

Time: 7pm (90 minute session plus question time)

Venue: Holy Rosary Primary School

Cost: $10 per person

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/raising-the-resilient-child-workshop-with-claire-orange-tickets

Queries: Contact kellie at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

Our school community invites all parents, carers, teachers and staff to attend this event. We would love to see you there!

Claire Orange is an Allied Health Therapist, Parenting Coach, Child Mental Health Counsellor, Author and Speaker. As a parent of 4 boys, she takes the business of social emotional well-being very seriously, knowing it is the foundation to raising a happy and successful child in a happy and successful family.

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Our school was well represented at the recent Woodlands Teeball Association award presentation day! Congratulations go to the following students:

Year sixes: Zac, Sam, Isaac and Nathaniel from Trinder's White Sox who finished as A Grade Grand Finalists in the Under 12 Division.

Year fives: Aidan, Oliver, Kevin, Sebastian and Ryan from the CSA Chargers won the B Division Under 11 comp.

And our year fours who were the A Grade champions in the Under 9 Division.

Congratulations on your hard work and efforts to achieve these placements boys!


Now is the perfect time to order a NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership because, for a limited time, you’ll receive over $180 of valuable Early Bird Offers you can use over the school holidays!

Your purchase of an Entertainment Membership contributes towards Holy Rosary's fundraising. For each book sold (digital or hard copy) we receive $14! The more Memberships we sell, the more we raise! So please tell your family, friends, neighbours & co-workers to buy their book via Holy Rosary's link and share this post!

The Entertainment Book is available in hard copy or digital format that can go on your phone.

To order an Entertainment Book, click on the link below:


And to view a virtual book, click on the below link


Any questions, please email:

Thank you so much!!


The Coles Sports for Schools promotion is over. Now is time to bring in all your tokens and place them into the box outside the office at school. The box will be outside the office this week and at the start of term 2.

If you could please bring in any remaining tokens as soon as possible, that would be greatly appreciated.

We are currently in the process of sending many bags back to Coles, after which they will provide us with our tally to enable us to purchase sports equipment!

Thank you to everyone for your support during this campaign!


Saturday morning a group of parents descended on Angelico Street to take on the jungle behind the After School Care centre. Armed with chainsaws, rakes and wheelbarrows the area has been cleared in time for the free Council green collection. Thanks to Liesbet Schwertfeger for organising, Brother Stephen, to the parents who helped and all the children who ‘helped’! Tiring but rewarding.



For Mother's Day this year we will be hosting a breakfast on the morning of Friday 11th May 2018. More details to come, for now mark this date/event in your diary.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.

The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary

The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who 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 at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com

There are many useful families in our book – so take a look!

FAQ is Back !

Why are our school swimming trials and the school carnival held in different terms?

  • Challenge Stadium policy is to allocate only one day per school in term one because of demand.

Will we have 3 Year Old Kindy in 2019?

  • YOU BET!


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Next term 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 of 4 poeple. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form
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Holy Rosary School

35 Williamstown Road

Doubleview, WA 6018

Tel: (08) 9203 4500

Fax: (08) 9244 1931

Email: admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

Website: https://www.hrs.wa.edu.au/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/holyrosaryschooldoubleview/