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- Religious Education News
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- Veritas Awards
- BEST Awards
- Father's Day Fun
- PSSA Athletics
- Walk to School Day
- ACT Junior Chess League Championships Final
- Catholic Schools Netball Carnival
- G.A.T.E.W.A.Y.S Congratulations
- Netball Carnival Request - A4 Copy Paper Boxes Needed!
- Rosary Netball Newsletter
- Rosary Rugby Newsletter
- Catholic Care Speech Pathology Services
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- Parvovirus Notification
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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
Sacrament of Confirmation
Please continue to pray for the students from our school and parish who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday evening 20th September at 6pm in Rosary Church. The Retreat Day, where students make their final preparations, will be held on Thursday 19th September. The Sacrament itself is always such a special occasion – the evening glow seems to add something extra special to the ceremony – and everyone is warmly invited to attend to support the students and families who have committed to witnessing to their Catholic faith in this significant way.
What a wonderful day and night of entertainment we all experienced at the School Concert last Thurday! I thank the staff for their fine efforts in producing this event and I thank the Year 6 students for the wonderful way in which they hosted the evening’s proceedings. I especially thank Mr O’Brien who thought of every detail including backdrops, seating, lighting, sound equipment, photography, back stage direction – you name it, Mr O’Brien had it covered! Staff members gave up many hours of their own time to ensure the success of the concert and to make sure the students were prepared to perform at their very best. I wholeheartedly thank the children for their enthusiasm, cooperation and joyful participation. They were a delight! Congratulations to all those involved in presenting this wonderful production.
Wakakirri Awards Night
On Tuesday night this week, our Year 5 students performed again at the Canberra Theatre at the Wakakirri Awards Night. Rosary was one of 6 schools selected for the ACT Final and our school’s performance was outstanding. We had very stiff competition and I congratulate all the schools involved for their efforts in presenting very creative, dramatic and clever compositions. Rosary was not selected for the National Finals but won awards for Best Individual Costume Design and Most Creative Reuse of Materials for Sets and Props. Congratulations to all the students for making it thus far in this story-dance competition – a fabulous achievement. Huge thanks must go to the teachers; Mr O’Brien, Mrs Hinds and Miss Rich for the enormous amount of effort they put into making Wakakirri such a wonderful and memorable experience for the students and such a success for our school. Heartfelt thanks are also extended to the parents and other teachers who supported Wakakirri in a myriad of ways.
Fathers’ Day Stall
Sincere thanks are extended to Catherine Gareffa and her team of Year 4 parent helpers, including Justine Tansley, Natasha Higgins, Melinda Rogic, Phuong Do, Lauren Sullivan, Danielle Fuller, Maree Harman, Katrina Lawson, Naomi Dale, Kate Watson, Amanda Curran and Leanne Abdo, for making the Fathers’ Day Stall such an exciting event for the children and so special for all the dads in our community. The children were thrilled to see the stall with the beautifully presented packages on offer and were very excited to choose something special to give on Fathers’ Day. I sincerely hope all the dads enjoyed themselves on their special day and were pleasantly surprised by the gifts with which they were presented – as well as their children’s excellent behaviour all day!
Sports Equipment from Home
Please ensure that your child does not bring his/her own sports equipment to school – with the exception of the little rubber bouncing balls that are used for playing handball before school. Please ensure these are labelled with your child’s name. The school has a generous supply of sports equipment for the children to use during the breaks. When children bring their own things, it creates problems on the playground with regard to issues of property going missing or being damaged and of ownership/power e.g. ‘I own the soccer ball, therefore I’m the boss of the game’.
The lost property box, located near the doors to the foyer from the quad, is overflowing with items of uniform; especially jumpers and sports jackets, lunch boxes and drink bottles. 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!
Thought for the week:
“There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
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
Confirmation Reminders for Candidates
Please return your child’s registration card, copy of the Baptismal Certificate, resource fee, letters x 2 and assignment by this coming 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/formation evening next 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 today. If your child is in another grade, please contact me through the front office.
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Co-ordinator
- 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
- Reconcilliation Committment Mass - Sunday 22nd September - Holy Rosary Church 10.00am
- Learning Journeys - Tuesday 24th September - Classrooms 3.15 - 6.00pm
- Year 3 Grade Mass - Thursday 26th September - ACU Chapel 10.00am
- Kinder Health Check - Thursday 26th September
- Term 3 Ends - Friday 2th September 3.10pm
Congratulations to the following students who received a VERITAS award in Week 6:
Hugh Anderson Moore
Joshua Lo Pilato
Congratulations to the following students who received a BEST award in week 6:
North/Gungahlin Regional Athletics Carnival
On Friday the 30th of August the following students represented Rosary at the North/Gungahlin Regional Athletics Carnival. Jasper Barclay, Alexander Bui, Georgia Choundary, Matthew Choundary, Molly Paddison, Harrison Fuller, Stefan Liso, Gabe Irvin, Spencer Irvin, Mitchell Saunderson, Ezra Adisa, Will Coote, Henry Farfan, Darcy Fenwick, Remy Frawley, Jaylee Hodges, Milla Lane, Isla Lane, Zac Lyall, Jacob Lyall, Layla Nguyen, Mia Nguyen, Simeon Omosigho, Aidan Palmer, Charlotte Palmer, Harley Reid, Eva Spoljaric, Olivia Rushton, Zara Wilson, Sophia Dawe, Emma McCluskey, Madeline Balogh, Lucy Kelly, Tearia Teaiwa-Mortimer and Jaylee Hodges
Congratulations to all students who attended. You all did a wonderful job!
A further congratulations to Alexander Bui, Charlotte Palmer, Aidan Palmer, Georgia Choundary, Jaylee Hodges, Simeon Omosigho, Layla Nguyen, Molly Paddison, Gabe Irvin, Harley Reid and Eva Spoljaric who made it through to the ACT Championships. Well done!
From Miss Rich
Friday 13th September
The daily trips to and from school are terrific opportunities for kids to be active. The Ride or Walk to School Program aims to make the most of these opportunities and increase walking, cycling, scootering and use of public transport among school students in Canberra.
Rosary has been an active participant in the program for many years. This term we will continue to participate by walking to school together. We will meet at the Watson shops and depart at 8:30am. Students, parents, carers and siblings are welcome to join us.
Last Friday 30 August, Mr Neil Sharwood and I had the privilege of accompanying the Rosary All Stars Team (Liam Cheng, Callum Millea, Roy Sharwood and Henry Nguyen) to the ACT Junior Chess League Championships Final, at Trinity Christian School.
The children remained focused and calm whilst competing in the chess competition doing our school proud. I was pleased to see the support and encouragement they had for each other, especially in competing against some of the toughest players in the ACT. The team secured the 7th place out of 24 teams at the end of the competition. Thank you Jo (coach from Rosary Chess Club) for being there on the day to support the kids.
It was a memorable experience for the senior players like Liam and Callum (also for myself too), as this was our last Junior Chess Competition. I would like to thank Mrs Vincent, the school and coaches in developing my children to play chess. It's an experience they will never forget.
Each Term, some students attend the G.A.T.E.W.A.Y.S Programs.
This Term, we were happy to receive the following news from the G.A.T.E.W.A.Y.S organisers.
Our Term 3 Eureka workshops, ‘Maths Investigators’
The following students were ‘stand-out’ students for one or more of the following reasons:
- Outstanding engagement and thrived when required to solve new problem
- Outstanding use of higher order thinking skills
- Identified patterns from formulae
- Able to apply understanding to complex problems
- Keen, collaborative and alert participant
Andrew Pham, Jacob Lyall, Adam Bulum.
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!
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.