- Principals Report Week 9 Term 2
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- BEST Awards
- Walkathon - Week 9 Round-up
- Walkathon Prizes
- Walkathon Incentives
- Walkathon Sponsor Prize
- Catholic Schools Netball Carnival - Committee Expressions of Interest
- Maths Inquiry Session
- Rosary Canteen Home Cooking - Available Through all School Holidays
- Rosary Netball Newsletter Week 9
- Rosary Rugby Newsletter Week 9
- National Museum Exhibition - Indonesian Contemporary Art
- BBX Canberra - Walkathon Sponsor 2019
- Merici College's 60th Anniversary Concert
- Sensory Screenings coming once a month to Dendy Canberra!
- Questacon Holiday Workshops
- SZapp Download Instructions
- Enrolments for Rosary - Online
- Enrolments - ELC
Dear Parents and Friends,
Last weekend’s Masses were important occasions for the children receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time – children from both Rosary and the School of Religion. The ceremonies were very meaningful and all the children participated with sincere reverence. I thank Fr Kieran for celebrating the Masses and I thank Mrs Higgins, Mrs Toole, Mrs Nisbett, Mrs Fryar and the teachers from the School of Religion for preparing the children so beautifully. I also extend sincere thanks to the parish choir and teachers for leading the singing. My hope is that this special Sacrament will live forever in the hearts and minds of the children and that they will come ever closer to their friend, Jesus, each time they receive the Eucharist.
End of Semester Reports
Any Semester One Reports that have not already been collected by a parent, or other person authorised by the parent, will be placed in the Post this afternoon. If you do not receive your child’s report in the mail by mid next week, please contact the school to let us know and we will send home a hard copy via your child. I take this opportunity to remind parents that every child learns in a different way and at a different pace and to view the reports as a snapshot in time with regard to your child’s learning progress and achievements. Please discuss the report in a positive way with your child; celebrating achievements and together setting goals for future growth. I thank the teachers for the hard work they have put into writing the reports. They really do deliberate long and hard over each child’s assessment pieces but also look carefully at the whole picture of their progress as learners and as citizens of the world in an academic, social and spiritual context. Should you wish to discuss your child’s report, please make an appointment with the class teacher through the front office.
The lost property box fills up very quickly with items of uniform, lunch boxes and drink bottles. At this time of year, it is amazing to see so many jumpers and jackets without owners! Please ensure that all items of uniform and accessories are clearly labelled with your child’s full name. It is very hard to return property when no name is visible or the writing is not legible. It is a shame to see so many ‘near new’ items in the lost property box which do not bear a name! Please also check at home to see that your child has their own items of uniform and not those of another student. Several parents have come to the school to search for missing items only to find clothing with other students’ names and not those of their own children. Please return any items not belonging to your family so that they can be returned to the rightful owners. Thank you.
It has been a pleasure to host a Work Experience Program for several students from Daramalan College (many of whom are past students of Rosary) over the past week. The students have informed me that they have thoroughly enjoyed their time at the school working in a variety of classes. We have benefitted from the extra assistance and have enjoyed their company too. I thank the students sincerely for their commitment to making the best of their time in the school and for the wonderful contributions they have made over the past week. I’m sure our students will miss them when they return to their own school next week.
I am excited to let you know that Ms Nicole Nolan is sporting a beautiful diamond ring on her finger! Ms Nolan has accepted the proposal of Mr Paul Mogan and the happy couple will be married in 2020. I am sure you will join me in wishing them every blessing as they begin their journey of life together as an engaged and soon to be married couple. Best wishes from us all!
Thank you to everyone for the wonderful, warm welcome that I have received upon my return to school. It has been especially lovely to see all the children again – I can’t believe how much they have grown in a few weeks’ time! Thank you to everyone for your good wishes during my time of recovery; the positive messages certainly helped me along the way. It is great to be back on deck. I extend sincere thanks to Mr John O’Brien for leading the school in my absence and to the leadership team including Mrs Liz Higgins, Mrs Julie Godfrey and Mrs Ann-Maree Hinds for their great work and support to Mr O’Brien during my period of leave. They certainly ensured that my time away was worry-free.
Thought for the week:
“God, thank you for the gift of praise. Help me to nurture it in my life.”
From “With Grateful Hearts” 23rd Publications
Vicky van der Sanden
First Eucharist Congratulations and Thank You
Congratulations to the students who received the Sacrament of First Eucharist last weekend. Their reverent participation made the celebration such a wonderful occasion.
A huge thank you to the Year 3 teachers, for all of their work preparing the students and to Fr Kieran for celebrating the Mass. A special thank you to the parish choir and teachers for leading the singing. Finally, many thanks to our talented BBQ volunteers Angela Frawley, Steve Monahan and Wayne McCluskey for their sausage cooking skills for the Retreat Day last Friday!
Year 3 Prayer Celebration – Thank You
Today, the students participated in their Thanksgiving Mass for First Eucharist. Thank you once again to Fr Kieran for celebrating the Mass and to the teachers for their work in preparing and supporting the students. As always thank you to those family members who were able to attend. It was wonderful to see you there!
First Eucharist Robes
Could you please return your child’s robe ASAP, ensuring that it has been washed and ironed.
Confirmation Preparation Evening and Commitment Mass
Early next term, there are two important commitments for Year 6 students wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. To be eligible, students must be baptised Catholics and have already received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
- Confirmation Preparation Evening – 25 July, Holy Rosary Church @ 5:30pm
- Confirmation Commitment Mass – 28 July, Holy Rosary Church @ 10:00am
These events are an important part of the preparation for the Sacrament and the candidate and at least one of their parents (or supporting adult) should attend both. If you are unable to make either one of these, could you please contact Fr Kieran to arrange an alternate date.
Thank You – Ann-Maree
A special thank you to Ann-Maree Hinds for looking after all things RE whilst I was working in another capacity. I really appreciate the wonderful contribution she made.
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Co-ordinator
Congratulations to the following students who received a VERITAS award in Week 8 Term 2:
Lily Kain, Millie Conlin, Hannah Melville, Nel Baraniecki, Ari Tagliapietra, Elizabeth Rego,
Sebastian Anderson Moore, Isabel Phelan, Oliver Knoke, Alice Macnab, Essie Brady,
Zoe Bertram, Lily Tonkin, Katerina Beaver, Hayley Konnecke, Ella Hall, Tearia Teaiwa-Mortimer and Eman Deen.
Congratulations to the following students who received a BEST award in week 8:
Marissa McAlary, William Young, James Stein, Edward Peterson, Genevieve Groat, Scarlet Phelan, Luke Sharwood, Jack Sullivan, Stef Liso, Aidan Palmer, Alexandra Millea, Cherry Parker, Alex Bui and Joelle van den Nieuwenhuijzen.
On October 19, Rosary Primary School will be hosting the annual Catholic Schools Netball Carnival. Schools receive this opportunity once every 20 years. A carnival of this size will require a commitment from the entire Rosary community. We are asking for expressions of interest for the following committees.
- Catering / Show bags
- Netball teams and draws ( score sheets, data entry, medals and certificates)
- Sponsorship and management of volunteers ( secure sponsors and organise rosters for volunteers)
- Vendor management ( secure vendors, electrical requirements, power and floats)
The netball carnival is a major fundraising event for our school. Please consider how you can contribute to the success of this day.
Please email at your earliest convenience.
Maths Inquiry Session
Parents are invited to join us Monday July 1st at 11:30am for our weekly Maths Inquiry.
Years 4, 5 and 6 will be involved in answering FERMI questions. A FERMI question is a maths problem we will never know the exact answer to. The purpose is to get students to think mathematically and use problem-solving skills. Fermi questions require students to make reasonable assumptions and estimates about a situation in order to come up with an approximate answer.
Years K, 1, 2 and 3 will use the 4D inquiry model. The 4Ds consist of four phases - Discover, Devise, Develop and Defend (this simply describes the process students go through.)
Delicious home cooking is available from the Rosary Canteen during the school terms and school holidays. This service is designed to help the busy families at Rosary by taking the pressure off at dinner time.
Choose from a selection of fresh healthy homemade meals. A full menu is avaiable below and on the Rosary Website under the Communication tab under Notes and Form, titled Alpha Home Catering Menu.
You can order 2 ways:
1. Through Flexischools on your mobile phone or computer, by downloading the simple Flexischools app. Simply scroll down to the homecooking menu and select the date for the following Tuesday and place your order. Orders need to be placed by Friday at 4 pm and are then ready to pick up the following Tuesday at school pick up. Melissa can deliver to Rosacs for parents to collect.
2. Manual Orders. Write your order down and include a mobile phone number or email address, enclose payment and place in an envelope in the postbox slot at the front of the canteen. Place orders Monday to Friday for pick up Tuesday.
You can also text your order to Melissa directly. Business cards and menus with Melissa’s mobile phone number are available at the front office or canteen.
Pick up is also available Wednesdays and Thursday’s upon request
Thank you for your support
The National Gallery of Australia is hosting a fantastic exhibition of Indonesian contemporary art. Last Saturday I joined one of the special opening events and listened to talks from four of the artists. I can highly recommend visiting the exhibition, which is free, if you have some time over the coming school holiday.
Ibu Chilver (see the link below for more details)
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.
Sensory Friendly screenings provide a safe and accepting cinema environment, including dimmed lights (not total darkness) and reduced sound levels.