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- Religious Education News
- Community Council News
- Parvovirus Notification
- Fathers Day Stall - Friday 30th August
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- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- Catholic Schools Netball Carnival Update
- Sponsorship Opportunity – Catholic Schools Netball Carnival
- Netball Carnival Request - A4 Copy Paper Boxes Needed! - Copy
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- Rosary Rugby Newsletter
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Dear Parents and Friends,
SAVE THE DATE – Saturday 19 OCTOBER ROSARY HOSTS
THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NETBALL CARNIVAL!
This is a once in a 20-year opportunity to raise vital funds for our school.
Think of it as a FETE only DOUBLE THE SIZE!
We will need all hands on deck on the day (and some the day before and post carnival) so please look out for a volunteer roster coming soon.
It’s official – this will be the last Catholic Schools Netball Carnival ever so let’s go out with a BANG!
This event is NOT a fundraiser for Netball but IS an important fundraiser for the school. We have the opportunity to raise anywhere between $30,000 to $50,000+ to benefit the education of our children!
Please set aside the day in support of our wonderful school.
Any and all offers of help will be appreciated.
We will be looking for people to run and operate stalls in a similar way to a fete. Of course, any donations of time, services or goods are always welcome and highly appreciated.
Special thanks to the parents and teachers who have been working hard behind the scenes for some time now to bring everything together.
It promises to be a great day of family fun so let’s make the most of this final opportunity for our school.
To make contact regarding the Carnival, please use the email address: CSNC2019@cg.catholic.edu.au
The School Concert performances of Rosary Rocks are being held in the Daramalan College hall today! There are two scheduled performances: A matinee at 12pm and an evening performance at 6pm. A gold coin donation to help cover the costs associated with putting on this event would be much appreciated. The children have been rehearsing enthusiastically and are excited in anticipation of performing for a live audience including their family members and friends. It is sure to be a most enjoyable occasion for all concerned and I look forward to seeing you there!
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W Purkey
What a lot of fun was had at the Book Character Parade last Friday! From all accounts it was an especially impressive occasion not just due to the wonderful costumes but the high participation rate across the school. I thank all the children and the staff for getting into the spirit of the event. I especially thank Mrs Vincent and Mrs Dawson for organising the Book Week Parade and for hosting the Book Fair as well as making library time so much fun for the children and inspiring a love of books and reading.
Farewell for Mrs Morris
As I’m sure you are aware, Mrs Yvonne Morris retired earlier this term. We will be hosting a farewell for her on Thursday 19 September at 2pm in the school hall. Afternoon tea for Yvonne, special guests and the parent community will be held immediately following the farewell tribute at 2.30pm. For catering purposes, please RSVP to the front office if you will be attending: email@example.com
Religious Education Key Personnel Day
Tomorrow, Mrs Higgins, Father Kieran and I will be attending a forum for key personnel in Religious Education along with other Parish Priests, Religious Education Coordinators and Principals from across our Archdiocese. The day will focus on developing a deeper understanding of the Papal Exhortation “Christus Vivit” (2019) and the impact of the Exhortation on the Archdiocese. It will also celebrate successful initiatives currently engaging youth and will identify their responsibilities and opportunities to shape the future direction on engaging youth in the Mission of the Catholic Church. There will also be an opportunity to discuss models for Sacramental preparation that are family based, parish celebrated and school supported. The Keynote Address will be given by Archbishop Christopher Prowse. I acknowledge and give thanks to the Catholic Education Office and the Clergy of our Archdiocese for making this form of support available to schools and parishes.
Fathers’ Day Stall
Please remember to send your child to school with some spending money tomorrow so that he or she can purchase a gift from the Fathers’ Day Stall. Thanks so much to the hard-working parents of Year 4 students, led by Catherine Gareffa, who have gone to a lot of trouble to wrap the gifts so attractively and prepare the stall for the children. The children really do get very excited at the opportunity to purchase a surprise gift for the special men in their lives. Thanks to everyone who contributed by donating items for the stall.
I take this opportunity to wish all the dads, grandads and great-grandads all the very best for Fathers’ Day on Sunday. I sincerely hope you will be thoroughly spoilt!
Here are a few Fathers’ Day quotes you might enjoy:
“I know what a good man is because I saw it in my father.” Raimond Gaita
"A father is someone who will play with you, even though he has friends his own age to play with.” Unknown
“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.” Bruce Barton
"Your children need your presence more than your presents." Jesse Jackson
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.” Jim Valvano
”When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." Mark Twain
“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” Harry S. Truman
“My sisters and I can still recite Dad’s grilling rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1.” Connie Schultz
I have also included a link to a song by Keith Urban that brought a tear to my eye – I hope you like it.
Rosary Community Family Mass - thank you!
Thank you to all the families and teachers who were able to attend the Family Mass last weekend. It was wonderful to see you all there and then enjoying the sausage sizzle and special treats after in the sunshine.
Confirmation Reminders for Candidates
Please return your child’s registration card, copy of the Baptismal Certificate, resource fee, letters x 2 and assignment by Monday 9 September.
Sacrament of Reconciliation Notice
If your child is a baptised catholic and you would like him/her to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please attend the preparation evening on Thursday 12 September @ 5:30pm and Commitment Mass on Sunday 22 September @ 10:00am. A note will be sent home to parents in Year 2. If your child is in another grade, please contact me through the front office.
Happy Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day to all our wonderful dads, grandfathers and uncles! May God grant you every blessing.
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Co-ordinator
The Open Meeting of the Community Council was held on Wednesday 14 August with a record number of people in attendance. Apart from the standard items including the Finance, Parish and Principal Reports, a number of items were discussed including:
- The progress of the organisation of the Catholic Schools Netball Carnival
- Fundraising options for 2020. Some suggestions included a Trivia Night, a Car Boot Sale, a Moonlight Fiesta Food Fair, a Parent Date Night with babysitting provided by qualified carers. The Walkathon will remain as the main fundraiser each year.
- A suggestion was made regarding providing a list of jobs for parents who only have out of school hours time to contribute.
The minutes of the meeting will be added to the school website for your information as soon as they become available.
We have several confirmed cases of Parvovirus B19 (known as Slap Cheek) within our junior primary. Whilst this is not a notifiable condition with necessary exclusion, it can have adverse effects on those with vulnerable immune systems and pregnant women.
Symptoms of Parvovirus B19 may include fever, red cheeks and neck, itchy lace-like rash on the body and limbs. This infection is not caused by the same parvovirus that infects dogs. Pregnant women who may have been exposed to parvovirus B19 should consult their doctor.
Should your child develop symptoms or present as unwell please keep them home from school and seek medical advice.
Week 6, Term 3 - Friday 30th August 2019
The Fathers’ Day Stall will be held this Friday 30th August 2019.
Please make sure you bring along some money to buy something special!
Rosary Community Council
What a wonderful, creative and literature filled week we had last week with the culmination of the festivities being the character parade last Friday morning! All students strutted their characters/books for all to see and acknowledge. There were so many characters to celebrate, with the teachers also getting into the spirit of the day coming as Oliver Jeffer's crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit!
The Book fair was a huge success this year with sales a smidge under $5000! A massive result- thank you to all students and families who supported the fair. This will provide our primary classes with many new chapter/novel options which they are all super excited to read! Thank you all so very much!!!!
Sandy and Jodie
- Fathers' Day Stall - Friday 30th August
- North / Gungahlin Athletics Carnival - Friday 30th August
- Wakakirri Finals Performance - Tuesday 3rd September - Canberra Theatre
- Reconciliation Information Evening - Thursday 12th September - Holy Rosary Church 5.30pm
- Confirmation Retreat Day - Thursday 19th September
- Sacrament of Confirmation - Friday 20th September - Holy Rosary Church 6.00pm
- Year 4 London Assembly - Friday 20th September - School Hall 2.30pm
Congratulations to the following students who received a VERITAS award in Week 5:
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY – CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NETBALL CARNIVAL
On Saturday 19 October 2019, Rosary Primary School will host the annual 2019 Catholic Schools Netball Carnival.
Each year the event attracts over 5000 people from approximately 30 schools throughout the region.
We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to run the event this year, as it is a fantastic fundraising event for our school. Any profit generated by this carnival will be returned to the school to improve school facilities and enhance the educational experience of each of our students.
If you are a business owner, or work for a company that may consider supporting this event, please download the sponsorship packages form.
WE NEED BOXES! LOTS OF BOXES!
Our Catering Committee will need approximately 150 A4 copy paper boxes (eg. Reflex paper boxes or the like) to prepare team lunches for the Netball Carnival in October.
It would be a great help if anyone with access to these boxes (with lids), either at home or in their workspace, can bring them in to the school so that we can set them aside in preparation for the carnival. Please bring as many as you can - we will be continuing to collect all term!
On Friday the 16th August Rosary Primary School sent eight teams to play in the Northside Oztag Gala Day. The weather was beautiful and all teams displayed fair play and respect to others in their games. In total we had 75 children there representing Rosary, and were proud of each and every one of them. We couldn't have done it without the help of our amazing coaches and managers, a big thank you to all of them.