These national tests in Literacy and Numeracy take place next week from Tuesday to Friday. If you have a child in Years 3 or 5, please ensure that they arrive to school on time as there are tests scheduled to start straight away each morning. Please re-assure your child that the tests are not something to be worried about – they happen for all children across the country at the same time – and all they need to do is to try their best.
Playing on the equipment after school
Please supervise your children very closely when using the school’s play equipment outside regular hours. The equipment on the oval has been specifically designed for use by older students and not infants because the oval is a designated play space for students from Years 2 to 6. During school hours, the play area and equipment is supervised by teachers on duty to ensure safe and appropriate use. Outside school hours it is vital that parents are vigilant in supervising their own children closely and ensuring that the equipment is being played on as it was designed to be used.
On Tuesday we ran our rescheduled Athletics Carnival. The weather was lovely, the students participated beautifully and there were many helpers. A big thank you to all involved, especially the organising committee, Fron Garrett, Ann-Maree Hinds, Rachel McKerrow and Jo Chilver.
Carpark and After School Sports Training
Please be aware that Rosary’s netball teams train on the courts after school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week starting at 3.30pm. Please ensure that your vehicle is not parked on the courts after 3.30pm so that a safe play space can be facilitated for the teams.
A reminder that all students should be wearing their full winter uniform from next Monday.
Our Open Day was attended by several families looking to enrol their children for next year. The Year 6 Leaders did a wonderful job of showing visitors through the school. I sincerely thank them for the excellent way in which they performed this important role. The visitors were impressed with how confidently, articulately and politely they spoke.
I wish all the mums in our community a very happy Mothers’ Day on Sunday. May God bless you for the wonderful role that you play in the lives of your children. May you, in turn, be blessed with the gift of their adoring love now and forever.
A Thought for Mothers’ Day :
“Being a mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.”
Mildred B. Vermont
Catholic Schools 2019 Enrolment Period For All Catholic Schools
The Catholic Schools Enrolment Period is from Monday 6 May – Friday 31 May (Weeks 2 – 5 inclusive, Term 2) for students commencing in 2020. If you know of anyone outside of our school community who has a child at a Pre-school or Early Learning Centre, please notify them of the opportunity to enrol at Rosary Primary School during the above period.
Thank you to the families who attended both the First Eucharist Preparation Evening and Commitment Mass. It was lovely see you all on both occasions! Your children are in our prayers as they prepare to receive Jesus for the first time in the Eucharist.
If you wish for your child to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist, please ensure that you have attended a Mass and handed the commitment card to the Priest.
Resource fees are now due. If you haven’t already paid can you please do so ASAP.
Congratulations to the following students who represented Rosary at the North/Gungahlin regional swimming carnival last term on Monday, April 8th. Kiera Arthur, Madeline Balogh, Jaime Box, Alexander Bui, Angelika Bui , Matthew Clark, Jack Frawley, Remy Frawley, Jenson Hon, Gabriel Irvin, Spencer Irvin, Zac Lyall, Taula McAlister, Isla Monahan, Layla Nguyen, Nicholas O’Brien, Molly Paddison, Thomas Peterson, Charlotte Petrini, Harley Reid and Mitchell Saunderson. They all did an amazing job and should be proud of their efforts.
A further congratulations to Alex Bui, Layla Nguyen and Harley Reid who competed at the ACT Swimming Carnival on Monday, May 5th.