HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 3 Week 3 Friday 6 August
Dear Parents and Guardians,
With this challenge before us, which we endeavour to embrace to the best of our ability, we give sincere thanks for another ‘normal’ week. There is so much evidence at school of people who do go above and beyond to support our community. Unsung heroes.
The sunshine this week has made such a difference! You can feel it as you walk around our school, witnessing our children and staff enjoying the outdoors. No doubt the same goes for life outside school! On that note it is nice to see families enjoying the afternoon sun, playing in the Dominican playground after school which remains open until 3.20 for families who would like to use it. A reminder about the parameters for use of the playground is included in this newsletter. I am sure that they will come as no surprise to anybody.
What a beautiful day today to celebrate St Dominic! And what a joy to celebrate our school mass for the first time in more than 18 months. Our Student Leaders supported Father Peter in leading mass, and did this well and reverently. Thanks to Michelle and the choir who led the singing so, so beautifully. As a Catholic parish community school, the opportunity to celebrate with the liturgy and give thanks is so meaningful.
The activities organised by our staff following mass were fabulous fun with the children really getting into the spirit of the morning. Following the sausage sizzle lunch (thanks Leanna and volunteers!) the P&F Lapathon took place. The P&F have been really engaged, what with organising last Sunday’s very popular Art Show, and now the Lapathon! These two P&F events have been very well received and we thank everyone involved in bringing them to fruition.
Have a great weekend
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday 12 August
- Interschool Cross Country
Friday 13 August
- Pupil Free Day
Monday 16 August
- Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 17 August
- P & F Meeting - 6pm
- SAC Meeting - 7pm
Wednesday 18 August
- Science Incursion
Friday 20 August
- Performing Arts Assembly & Merit Awards
Monday 23 August
- Year 3 Excursion to Perth Zoo
Monday 23 - Friday 27 August
- Book Week
Friday 27 August
- Bookweek Parade, PP-6 in the Gym
Pupil Free Days 2021
- Monday 11 October
ST DOMINIC'S DAY MASS
Term's notice for withdrawals - Pre-Kindy to Year 5
To assist us with planning for next year, please advise the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child is not returning to Holy Rosary next year (if you haven’t already done so). Families are obliged to provide at least one term’s notice in writing of their intention to remove a child from the school, otherwise a full term’s fees may be charged. For children leaving the school, please indicate which school they will be attending next year.
AFTER HOURS AT SCHOOL
As you know, school staff supervise your children at all times during the school day, including while they use play equipment. The students understand the rules allowing them and others to enjoy doing so safely and respectfully. They also know to behave according to the standards set in our Code of Conduct.
No school staff are on duty after 3.05 to both supervise your children, enforce the rules of play, and attend to any need arising. Staff who are at work, whether in their classroom or elsewhere, are not available to do so. You and your child should not disturb staff after hours unless you have an appointment.
Therefore, if you choose to remain at the Dominican Playground - the only area open after school - with your child or other children in your care until 3.20pm, you understand and accept sole responsibility for supervising them. ‘Supervision’ is keeping a direct line of sight to your child, and not browsing a phone or other device. It means ensuring they behave according to our Code of Conduct and other rules in their play and interactions with other students and parents. Students know the rules they follow during school hours and I ask you to enforce consistency while you supervise them after hours.
If you identify any broken play equipment or other risk to students after hours, please alert other parents to remove their children and bring the matter to our attention by emailing email@example.com
If your child suffers a minor injury after school, you should avoid either you or your child seeking assistance from their classroom teacher or other staff member who is at school as they would during school hours. For example, if your child is used to getting ice or band aids from the office, you should explain you need to take them home. If an injury is serious, you should call an ambulance. Please notify us the following day of any injuries or incidents to your child so we can record it and address any risk.
If you supervise your children after school hours as described, in the Dominican playground, then we can all enjoy the gifts of play and friendship of our school community.
CASH and CHILDREN
We have had some instances of children bringing a lot of money to school - multiples of $20 in a couple of cases. Your help in managing the money would be much appreciated!
Thank you for keeping sick children home, and for arriving promptly to school to collect your child should they become unwell. Your support to keep bugs at bay is incredibly helpful and much appreciated.
AUSTRALIAN CENSUS 10 AUGUST - A REQUEST FROM CATHOLIC EDUCATION WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The Australian census on 10 August 2021 will provide a snapshot of who Australians are and what is important to us. The census is a key tool that government uses to determine how organisations, schools, church ministries and community groups are prioritised, funded and empowered to best operate in our State.
If your faith is important to you or if you identify with Christian values, please use your voice in the Australian census when asked your religion.
This is an important opportunity to demonstrate the significance of faith-based families in our West Australian community and will support endeavours to secure equitable access to opportunities and resources.
2021 Primary Champion Schools Cross Country
On August 12 the Holy Rosary Cross Country Team will participate in the 2021 Primary Champion Schools Cross Country at UWA Sports Park.
Students should meet Mr Thacker in the undercover area at 8:10am next Thursday. We will then board the bus at 8:20am and head to the venue.
Students should bring their cross country running bib, shorts and shoes. They should also pack a change of clothes including a white Holy Rosary sports shirt, track pants, hat and a towel if it is wet.
The team also needs to bring food and drinks for the day as there is no options to buy anything at the venue.
If any parents would like their son or daughter to not participate due to the increased race distances, please email me through admin and let me know this week if possible.
Parents should feel free to come and watch the event and if there is any changes due to Covid we will advise as soon as we know about them.
In the library we have been watching the Olympics like Gold Medallists. Books about the Olympics, sports and Japan have been in fast rotation and it has been so exciting to hear about Olympians that our HR community know! We are steadily getting ready for Book Week celebrations in week 6 and enjoying the notable books on display. Enjoy the Closing Ceremony!
“Surround Yourself With The Dreamers. The Doers. The Believers And Thinkers: But Most Of All, Surround Yourself With Those Who See Greatness Within You Even When You Don’t See It Yourself.”
-Simone Biles, Olympic Gymnast
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 9 August: K Lindsay, R Patel
Wednesday 11 August: K Denham, N Della Polina
Friday 13 August: PD DAY
Wednesday's Soup of the Day: Corn Chowder
Leanna 0414 953 958