- Principals Report Week 7 Term 2
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- Best Awards
- Ride or Walk to School - Tomorrow Friday 14th June
- Walkathon - Week 7 Round-up
- Walkathon Prizes
- Walkathon Sponsor Prize
- Walkathon Incentives
- BBX Canberra - Walkathon Sponsor 2019
- Catholic Schools Netball Carnival - Volunteers Needed
- Makerspace Global Cardboard Challenge
- Rosary Rugby Newsletter
- Rosary Netball Newsletter
- Merici College's 60th Anniversary Concert
- Questacon Holiday Workshops
- ACU Blackfriars Lecture Series Flyer
- Tennis Canberra
- SZapp Download Instructions
- Enrolments for Rosary - Online
- Enrolments - ELC
Dear Parents and Friends,
This coming Sunday is known as Trinity Sunday. The clover leaf is often used to describe the Trinity to children as it makes this great mystery easier to understand; though, as a mystery, comprehension is not really possible – it is a matter of faith. The clover leaf has three parts but is one leaf just as God is one being with three forms – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. As it explains in Break Open The Word 2018: “The mystery of the Trinity can be approached as a theological conundrum or as an adventure in faith. The word of God invites us to take the latter route. The readings of the day help us retrace some of the steps taken by our forebears in faith as they were led to discover Father, Son and Spirit communing in the one Godhead and enfolding the whole of creation in their love.”
Sacrament of First Eucharist
Please continue to pray for the students who are preparing for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Their Retreat Day will be held next Friday 21 June and the Sacrament will be conferred at both the 6pm and 10am Masses over the weekend that follows. We wish the students every blessing and thank all the adults involved; parents, teachers, catechists and parishioners, for their generous support and spiritual guidance.
Allergies to Nuts
Please remember not to send nuts or products containing nuts to school. Several children are severely allergic to nuts and your cooperation in reducing risks to their health is greatly appreciated.
Do you know where your fees go?
It is that time of the term when fees are due and I thought it timely to remind you of how these monies are disbursed:
The Catholic Education Office Tuition Fee is a payment that is made to cover the cost of teacher salaries within the system. Regardless of how much of this fee is received by the school, there is a requirement to remit 80% of the total amount due to the Catholic Education Office.
The Catholic Education Office Building Levy is in fact a tax deductible donation that is used for the maintenance of school buildings in the system (not to build new schools).
The School Resource Fee covers the costs associated with administration of the school e.g. utilities, cleaning supplies, office equipment and grounds works and maintenance. It also includes purchase, upgrade and maintenance of technologies within the school as well as covering some subscriptions for software and licensing. It is also used to cover both visits to the school by third parties offering educational programs and visits by students to venues outside of the school and covers the costs associated with sporting events requiring transport and venue hire.
The Student Resource Fee is spent on text books, stationery, art supplies and all other consumables used by the students as required for their classes.
As you will appreciate, it is very important to the successful operation of the school and the education of the students that fees are paid in full and in a timely manner. However, for any family experiencing genuine financial hardship, the process is to contact the school to make an appointment with the Principal. All matters are handled in confidence.
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 next week on 22-23 June. Please feel free to join us!
First Eucharist Gowns and Date Selection
Students who are preparing to receive First Eucharist should have already received their gown and an information/reminder note confirming your preferred day. Please let me know if this is not the case.
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 on Thursday, 20 June @ 10am, ACU Chapel. All family and friends are welcome.
Peace and best wishes
Acting Religious Education Co-ordinator
- Walk or Ride to School - Friday 14th June - Watson - Shops 8.30am
- 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
- School Photo Make Up Day - Monday 24th June (Full Winter Uniform to be worn if photos required)
- Semester 1 Reports Available - Wednesday 26th June - Front Office from 2.30pm
- Year 3 Grade Mass - Thursday 27th June - ACU Chapel 10.00am
- Walkathon - Friday 5th July
- Performance Assembly - Friy 5th July - School Hall 2.30pm
- Term 2 Ends - Friday 5th July 3.10pm
Congratulations to the following students who received a VERITAS award in Week 6 Term 2:
Jamsel Dorji, Sofia Brusic, Ellie Mair, Milla Lane, Lucas Valdivia,Thomas Bogdanoski,
Seraphine Parker, Charlie Rinaudo, Gemma McClory, Isabella Willshire, Bradley George,
Darcy Fenwick, Matthew Choundary, Michael Roser and Alex Bui.
Congratulations to the following students who received a BEST award in week 6:
Isabella Therkelsen, Joshua Roland, Andrew Pham, Charles Peake, Emma Byrne,
Mathew Clark, Henry Farfan, Lewis Clark, Catherine Brooker, Lillian Bailey and Abbey Alexander.
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!
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.
As part of Merici College’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, a very special concert and fundraiser will be held on Friday 9 August and Saturday 10 August in the College Auditorium, Wise Street Braddon. The concert starts at 7.00pm (arrival and seating at 6.30pm) on both nights. Walk down memory lane as each decade is revisited through dance, music, drama performances, Alumni reflections and current students highlighting life at Merici College. Tickets and refreshment packages available at www.trybooking.com/BCWAY. All funds raised will be used to improve indoor and outdoor learning spaces for students.
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