Term 3 Week 1 - 24 July 2020

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Welcome back to Term 3 everyone!

We have had a really smooth and enjoyable start to the week here at Holy Rosary and it has been fantastic to see so many happy faces rolling into school in the morning. I have loved to hear the students stories of trips up to Exmouth and Warra Station, mountain biking through the muddy trails in Dunsborough and Margaret River, playdates, trips to the zoo, footy and netball competitions starting up and lots of quality time with family. I had a really good chat with Harlen in Year 3 on Wednesday and he showed me some of the snaps from his trip. Looks like they had a ball! I think our community is refreshed and ready to get stuck into an exciting term!

As many of you would know, the state government postponed the Stage 5 restrictions until the tentative date of1st of August. This has meant we are still waiting for confirmation that assemblies and other larger gatherings can go ahead. Because of this, our first assembly that was previously scheduled for Friday next week will be postponed to Friday 7th August in the hope we may be able to have an audience. This is also our St Dominic's Day celebration and mini-fete. Look out for more info next week. As always safety comes first and we will continue to work as a staff and with the P&F to plan to give our students as many opportunities as possible for the remainder of the year

On that note I would like to thank Mr Flexman and Ms Catherall for their hard work organising the Interschool Cross Country Carnival. Our normal event was cancelled this year so we have made the decision to enter the WA Primary Championships instead. Our runners will be doing their best to get ready over the coming weeks as it will be strong competition and longer distances. We wish them all the best! Mr Flexman has also pushed and pushed for our Winter Sports Carnival to go ahead for our senior students and we now have confirmation that this will go ahead on 20th August with students participating in footy, netball and soccer. We will let you know of the finer details closer to the time as at this stage we are unsure of the COVID rules that will be in place.

This term there is an opportunity for our Year 4 - 6 students to challenge themselves and participate in the ICAS online testing in English, Maths and Science. Details of how to register have been sent out on SeeSaw and the testing will be conducted here at school. Registrations close this Sunday 26th of July.

This term we welcome two new staff members to our team. Miss Giulia Pasquale will be teaching our Year 2C class while Mr Mike Thacker will be supporting Ms Norman in Year 1. If you see them around the school (you can’t miss Mike as he is taller than me!) please make them welcome. Both are highly enthusiastic and dedicated educators and we are all looking forward to working with them this year.

In regards to the Stage 11 building project I am happy to report that we have now engaged a builder and that they are preparing to start the build as we speak! We are now a couple of months behind where we would have liked, however, with any big project such as this (Especially in the midst of a pandemic) there are going to complications, however, this is an exciting milestone for the build and my priority is to have an excellent finished product that we will have for many years to come.

Finally, it has been really nice catching up with some of you before and after school for a chat. I have had a really great holiday with my family and close friends and I am really excited about the possibilities this term. If you haven’t had the opportunity to get down to Denmark I highly recommend it. Amazingly beautiful place with less crowds and some of the best beaches going around!

Geordie Thuijs



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/


Please remember if you receive an SMS saying your child is absent - please reply with your name and the child's name and class and reason for absence.


Tuesday 28 July

P & F Meeting - 6-7pm

Board Meeting 7-8pm

Wednesday 29 - Friday 31st July

Scholastic Book Sale

Friday 7 August

Welcome Back Assembly

St Dominic's Day - Fete & Tabloid Sports

Friday 14 August

PD Day - Pupil Free

Monday 17 August

Pupil Free Day


Throughout Term Three, the staff at Holy Rosary School will be integrating the Protective Behaviours Program into the curriculum from Kindy through to Year Six. Each week the program will focus on a different topic area which will be communicated through the weekly newsletter.

Our theme for next week’s Protective Behaviours lesson is, We All Have the Right to Feel Safe At All Times and Feelings.

Children will be learning about the following

Year K-PP

  • Concept of feelings
  • Students increase feelings word vocabulary
  • Students identify how they feel
  • Students identify a place or time they feel safe
  • Students identify a person they feel safe with

Year 1-3

  • Understand the meaning of “We all have the right to feel safe at all times”
  • Students gain a vocabulary of different feelings
  • Students discuss the meaning of feeling safe and unsafe
  • Students understand that we all have feelings, we can have different feelings and that it is okay to express our feelings

Year 4-6

  • Understand the meaning of “We all have the right to feel safe at all times”
  • Students discuss the meaning of feeling safe and unsafe
  • Students understand that with every right there is also a responsibility
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Mon 27 July - 9.15 am in Hall

Holy Rosary School believes in learning through play, which is why we offer a community playgroup. It is open to everyone – we warmly welcome you to pop in and take a look!

  • Children aged 0 to 3 years.
  • Mondays during term time 9.15 am to 11.15 am in the hall.
  • For the remainder of 2020 fees are reduced to $15 per family, paid directly to Playgroup WA.
  • Bring a morning tea snack for your toddler.
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Support our Book Fair next week - it raises funds and provides free books for our fabulous library.

  • Year 1-2 parents are asked to attend on Wednesday
  • Year 3-4 parents on Thursday
  • Year 5-6 parents on Friday morning.
  • K-PP can attend when convenient

More details on SeeSaw from Holly Butson

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Please read Rob Flexman's note on SeeSaw regarding the Primary Champion Schools Cross Country event at McGillivray Oval.

Running Club for interschool squad:

  • Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 7.35 am to 8.15 am
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Like many junior club sports, netball season has finally begun! Year Two had a fantastic debut game - well done players (and parents).

Thank you to the many Holy Rosary parent volunteers who have worked so hard to make Holy Rosary Netball possible this year.

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Newman Knights Hockey Club is running their popular Mini Knights program again in Term 3 starting next Monday at Newman College and would like to invite Holy Rosary students in Pre Primary - Year 2 to register if they are interested. Please contact our Junior Coordinator at juniors@newmanknights.com.au


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Tuesday: P&F MEETING

Tuesday, 28 July

6 pm to 7pm in the Staff Room.

Everyone is welcome at P&F Meetings - hope to see you there!


Your 2019 Entertainment Book expired on 1st June - now is the time to renew!

Support Holy Rosary and purchase a new Entertainment Book membership through the link below. 20% of all Entertainment Book Memberships purchased via Holy Rosary go directly to our school. Share this link with your family in friends:


The new book comes as a digital app for your phone only. The benefits of this are:

  • You can have the one membership on (up to) 4 devices. This means you can share a membership with family &/or friends (yourself, partner, parents, siblings, children, friends).
  • Memberships now commence from the time of activation and last for 12 (or 24) months.
  • New offers are constantly added and updated to the app, so you will never miss out.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.


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 Anita Carr at holyrosaryhelpers@gmail.com



Next week is the Scholastic Book Fair in the library. The Arctic Adventure themed Fair is lots of fun, gives our Library Monitors some leadership opportunities and provides lots of FREE new books (and funds) for our school library.

Due to Covid and social distancing restrictions, all hands will need to be sanitised on entry and we ask that different year groups attend on different days to spread out the crowds and reduce time queueing outside.

Year 1-2 parents are asked to attend on Wednesday

Year 3-4 parents on Thursday

Year 5-6 parents on Friday morning.

K-PP parents can attend when convenient.

Book Fair opening times are before school Wed, Thurs and Fri, lunchtimes Weds and Thurs and after school Wed and Thurs. Please note the Book Fair will no longer be open at lunchtime or after school on Friday.

This week, the children brought home a Brochure and Book Mark. Next Wednesday, classes are invited to visit the fair in school time to complete their wish list to bring home. The brochure has online payment information on the back which you can then return with your child on Thursday.

Please ensure the receipt number and payment amount is clearly noted.

Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to help. I am still looking for helpers before and after school on Wednesday, and Thursday lunchtime . If you are able to assist please contact me via the front office or complete the roster in front of the library.

Thank you so much for your support and patience with all the changes.

See you next week!

Mrs Butson

‘ “Always winter and never Christmas; think of that!”

“How awful!” said Lucy.’

-C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


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

Monday 27 July: K Lockyer, L Williams

Wednesday 29 July: C Pereira, K Glew

Friday 31 July: N Della-Polina, K Hayes

Wednesday Soup of the Day: Tomato and Chickpea

Leanna 0414 953 958

Please download pdf below for Term 3 Winter Menu.




BLACK TIGHTS - SIZES 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 - $5.00

Please note Uniforms are to be 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 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


Saturday: 6:00pm

Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5:30pm

August 1: Wine & cheese after 6pm Mass

August 2: Celebrating the Feast ofSt Dominic -morning tea after 10am Mass.9: 11: 23:

August 3: Feast of St Dominic - Mass at 9am

August 9: Morning tea after 8am Mass
August 23: Morning tea after 10am Mass

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Keyed Up Music

Keyed Up Music will be running guitar and piano lessons after school this term, cost is from $18.65 for a group of 4 lesson.

To enrol, go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form or ring Therese on 1300 366 243 with any questions.