- Principals Report Week 6 Term 2
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- Walkathon - Week 6 Round-up
- Walkathon Prizes
- Walkathon Incentives
- Reusable Canteen Cutlery
- Catholic Schools Netball Carnival - Volunteers Needed
- Ride or Walk to School
- Makerspace Global Cardboard Challenge
- BBX Canberra - Walkathon Sponsor 2019
- Rosary Rugby Newsletter
- Enrolments for Rosary - Online
- SZapp Download Instructions
- ACU Blackfriars Lecture Series Flyer
- Tennis Canberra
- Enrolments - ELC
Dear Parents and Friends,
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, the fiftieth day after Easter Sunday. ‘Pentecost’ is derived from a Greek word, meaning ‘the fiftieth’ day. Both Jews and Christians celebrate this feast.
For Jews, Pentecost refers to the fiftieth day after Passover. They call this the Festival of Weeks (or Shavu'ot). Originally it was a thanksgiving for the wheat harvest and the first fruits of the harvest were taken to the Temple. The feast also celebrates the renewal of the covenants between God and the chosen people received through Noah (Gen 8:20ff), Abraham (Gen 22:15ff) and Moses (Exod 19:1ff). The giving of the law (or Torah) to Moses on Mount Sinai is the particular focus of the feast. At the first Passover, the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery to the Egyptians, and through the Torah, they were freed from slavery to idolatry and immorality.
For Christians, Pentecost refers to the fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Christ when the Holy Spirit descended on the first Christians in the form of tongues of fire (Acts 2:1ff). Those first Christians were Jews and they reinterpreted their traditions in the light of what they knew about Jesus. So the Jewish feast of Pentecost became the celebration of the new covenant with Christ. St Paul, for example, applied all the themes relating to the Jewish feast to Christ: Jesus is ‘our paschal lamb’ (1 Cor 5:7), the ‘mediator of a new covenant’ (Heb 9:15) and ‘the first fruits of those who have died’ (1 Cor 15:20).
(Taken from http://bne.catholic.net.au)
Mrs Vicky van der Sanden’s recovery from her surgery has been a little slower than expected. As a result she has extended her leave and will now return Monday 24 June (Week 9). Mrs Liz Higgins, Mrs Ann-Maree Hinds and I will be continuing in our acting roles for this period.
Please be aware that the sports track pants are to be either the standard uniform item or a plain pair of black track pants and not a tight fitting active-wear style. If extra warmth is needed, these tight-fitting versions can be worn under the track pants.
Please also be aware that rugby and netball jumpers/hoodies, even from Rosary teams, are not approved items of school uniform. Please save these for the sports fields.
Cold and Flu Season
At this time of the year, many members of the school community are not well with cold and flu symptoms. If students are not well in the morning, please do not send them to school. There is nothing worse than being at school when feeling ill and there is always the possibility of spreading the illness to others. I remind parents of the need for students to:
- eat nourishing food for breakfast, recess and lunch to fuel their bodies and to guard against Winter ‘bugs’ and germs
- wear appropriate clothing to school to match the cold conditions - children may wear the new school uniform beanie as well as a coat, gloves and scarf in the cold weather as long as they are in school colours
- be reminded about hand washing routines and coughing/sneezing etiquette to help prevent the spread of germs.
Week 6 of each term is devoted to wellbeing this year. I hope that parents and students have enjoyed time out from the regular homework routine and have had a chance to focus on family activities that encourage personal and familial wellbeing. As a staff, we have deleted all meetings from the regular schedule and shared a staff lunch. My hope is that parents, who work so hard all of the time in the best interests of their children, will take some time out for themselves to enjoy some quiet time and some special activities that will invigorate their spirits.
Thought for the week:
“Our lives are never measured by how many years we live but by the kindly things we do and the happiness we give.”
Please continue to keep our Year 3 students in your prayers as they prepare to receive Jesus for the first time in the Holy Eucharist on 22-23 June.
First Eucharist Gowns and Date Selection
Students who are preparing to receive First Eucharist will receive their gown tomorrow. A note asking for your preferred day has already gone home. Please return preferences as soon as possible.
Friday 21 June (school hours)
First Eucharist Mass
Saturday 22 June @ 5pm or Sunday 23 June @ 10am
Year 1/2 Prayer Celebration
Year 1/2 will be participating in a prayer celebration next Thursday, 20 June @ 10am, ACU Chapel. All family and friends are welcome!
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. The word Pentecost is Greek and it means "50th day." Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.
Pentecost is also a Jewish holiday, which the Jews use to celebrate the end of Passover. Jews celebrate the gift of the law to Moses at Mt. Sinai on this day. But we, as Catholics celebrate the birth of our Church.
At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. Jews from all over the world were gathered with Peter, the leader of the Apostles and the Eleven. At this time, a great wind blew and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire, which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another.
Taken from: https://www.catholic.org/lent/pentecost.php
Peace and best wishes
Acting Religious Education Co-ordinator
- Queens Birthday Public Holiday - Monday 10th June
- Year 1/2 Prayer Celebration - Thursday 20th June - ACU Chapel - 10.00am
- First Eucharist Retreat Day - Friday 21st June
- Sacrament of First Eucharist - Saturday 22nd June - Holy Rosary Church - 5.00pm
- Sacrament of First Eucharist - Sunday 23rd June - Holy Rosary Church - 10.00am
Congratulations to the following students who received a VERITAS award in Week 5 Term 2:
Sebastian Abbondante, April Stoker, Isabella Fuller, Jarvis Blue, Tina Tran, Joshua Lo Pilato, Charlotte Petrini, Emily Henderson-Allard, William Pochi, Oliver Stephenson and Gracie Ross.
THE ROSARY WALKATHON 2019
Week 6 Round-up
- There will be a Weekly Incentive Raffle and the Major Prizes will be drawn and awarded on the day.
- Each Friday morning (7 June, 14 June, 21 June, 28 June), students are invited to bring their cards and sponsorship donations. This will provide the opportunity to enter the weekly incentive raffle. Cards will then be returned each Friday afternoon to allow for further sponsorships.
- For every $5 a student raises, a ticket will be placed into the Weekly Incentive Raffle and then into the Major Raffle draw.
- A DIRECT PAYMENT option is available. Bank details at the top of the sponsorship card. Please write the student’s name as the reference and the amount in the DP
- All sponsorship cards and final donations need to be returned and finalised by Thursday 4th July.
DON'T FORGET TO BRING IN YOUR SPONSORSHIP CARD TOMORROW WITH ANY MONEY COLLECTED SO FAR.
THIS WEEK THE PRIZE IS A GIFT VOUCHER AND AN AFL SURPRISE PACK!
As a part of our wastewise program at School the canteen now provides reusable plastic cutlery for your child to use while eating their lunch order. As these are reuseable they need to be returned to the canteen after each use. If your child has accidentally brought home any of this cutlery, can you please return it to the canteen.
Thank you for your assistance.
Saturday October 19
Thank you to the parents who have generously offered to assist with our major fundraising event this year.
We are in need of volunteers to help with catering, sponsorship and vendor management. Please consider contributing, even in a small way. A carnival of this size will require a commitment from the entire Rosary community.
Please email at your earliest convenience.
FRIDAY 14 JUNE
This year Rosary will continue to participate in the ACT Government’s Ride or Walk to School program. The program suggests that we all consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more walking or riding as part of a healthy, active way to get around. Although walking or riding all the way to school isn’t realistic for many of us, it’s quite easy to figure out how you can build a walk into your family’s daily routine.
You can teach your child the healthy habit of walking or riding more by:
- Walking or riding with them the whole way to school
- If they get the bus, walk past your usual stop and get on at the next stop
- If you have to drive, park the car a few blocks away from the school and walk the rest of the way.
Regular exercise like walking and riding with your child not only helps them (and you!) beat chronic problems like obesity, heart disease, behavioural and mental health issues and diabetes, it also gives you a great opportunity to teach your child safe ways to behave around roads and traffic.
Please join us on Friday June 14 by using your legs or wheels to get to school. Remember that helmets must be worn if your child is cycling or riding a scooter.
Some of the staff will be at the Watson shops ready for an 8:30am departure. We hope to see many children and parents arriving at school without their car!
Winter Junior Tennis Coaching @ South & North Canberra Tennis Clubs
- Qualified Tennis Australia Coaches
- Free tennis racquet for new players
- Trial lesson available
July School Holiday Camps @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club
- July 8th - 10th (Week 1) & July 17th - 19th (Week 2)
- All ages & abilities
- Morning, half-day & full-day options