- Principals Report Week 7 Term 4
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- Contact Details
- Library News
- Rosary Netball
- Parish Information
- Basketball Congratulations
- Canteen News - Swimming Program
- North Canberra Nativity Festival
- 75th Canberra Carols by Candlelight
- Saver Plus Program
- SZapp Download Instructions
Dear Parents and Friends,
Last Sunday was the Feast of Christ the King. “In 1925 Pope Pius XI decided it was time to throw down the gauntlet to the hostile powers of the world. He established the feast of Christ the King to let the world know where ultimate authority lay. Nearly a century later the religious and secular politics of the world have changed radically, yet we still dare to claim that love conquers all, and none have loved and ever will love like Jesus Christ. This is the power that reaches deep into our hearts and extends to the farthest reaches of the universe. This is the kingdom of Christ, as the preface declares: an eternal and universal kingdom, a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace.” (From Break Open the Word 2018.)
Given the many hostile events that continue to take place around the globe, it is important to be people of peace ourselves, to pray for peace and to reflect on and celebrate this feast with faith in the words of the Our Father – “Thy Kingdom Come”.
I am not yet in a position to inform parents of the staffing arrangements for next year. Class lists for 2019 will be displayed on Wednesday 18th December at the end of the school day. However, by this time, students will already know who their teachers will be for next year as they will spend an hour on Tuesday afternoon of the last week in their new classroom spaces getting to know their new teachers and classmates. Please be aware that the time frame to raise any special concerns related to the wellbeing and development of students and their class placement for next year has now closed.
In last week’s newsletter, it was advised that Mrs Ann-Maree Hinds will be Acting in the position of Religious Education Coordinator for the remainder of this term. Mrs Hinds will be out of class 2 days per week to fulfil her duties in this role. Mrs Jodie Dawson will be teaching Year 5 Washington on these 2 days.
Mrs Colleen Welsh will be on long service leave for the remainder of this term. We warmly welcome Mrs Yvonne Morris back to the office to cover Mrs Welsh’s leave.
Candy Canes & Christmas Cards
At this time of the year, children like to give one another candy canes and Christmas cards which is a lovely thing to do. However, we ask children to place cards into their bags as soon as they receive them so that they don’t become lost and we ask them to take the candy canes home to eat. We inform the children that it is not appropriate to eat candy canes at school for a few reasons:
- Parents provide certain foods and expect that their children will eat these foods and not fill up on ‘other’ things
- Parents need to know what their children are eating
- The school discourages consumption of foods containing high levels of sugar, colourings and preservatives for health reasons
- Some children may have allergies to certain foods
- The wrappers are often hard to peel off the cane, coming away in ‘bits and pieces’ which often don’t find their way to the bin and thus create a litter problem.
I ask that you also speak with your children about these things and ask them to bring candy canes and cards home so that you can see what they have received. Many thanks.
Thought for the week:
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
FIRST Sunday of Advent
Advent is a season of waiting. Many of the words we pray and sing are full of desire, hope and expectation. One of our Advent companions is Mary and during these weeks we remember her as she waited for the birth of her child.
Advent is a season to prepare for Christmas, when we remember Christ’s first coming at Bethlehem. We remember the call of Jesus to his followers to make our world a peaceful and loving place.
First Week of Advent
Jesus, be our hope this Advent.
May hope and love dwell in our hearts this first week of Advent.
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
Our local Conference is hoping that we can assist in the creation of about 30 food hampers to help families in need in our area. To prevent collecting too much, or not enough, of certain items, we are trialling allocating specific items to each grade. These items will be collected in class and then sent to the parish for sorting and distribution. Please see the attached flyer!
ROSARY COMMUNITY FAMILY MASS – thank you!
Thank you to all the all the Rosary families and teachers who were able to attend the Rosary Community Family Mass last Sunday. Father Kieran was grateful to see families celebrating Mass together. An extra big thank you to the parish who provided a delicious sausage sizzle and tempting treats especially for us.
ACT Mini Vinnies Social Justice Day
On Friday, 15 students from Year Five were selected to represent Rosary at the ACT Mini Vinnies Social Justice Day held at ACU. The group took part in different workshops throughout the day which highlighted how we can help support companions in need within our community.
I would like to thank the students for their outstanding behaviour, mature attitudes and reflective questions. You are an asset to our school.
Peace and best wishes,
Acting Religious Education Co-ordinator
- Swimming Program - Monday 25th November - Friday 6th December
- End of Year Mass - Tuesday 17th December - Holy Rosary
- Year 6 Graduation Dinner - Tuesday 17th December - Ainslie Football Club 6:30pm
- Final Assembly - Thursday 19th December - School Hall 2:30pm
- Term 4 ends - Thursday 19th December
Congratulations to the following students who received a VERITAS award in Week 6 Term 4:
Michael Lo Pilato
If your postal address has recently changed can you please ensure that you have updated your details with the school. Contact details can be updated at the front office or via email (email@example.com). We are busily preparing student reports which will be posted to parents before the end of term.
Just a reminder that all school books, including library books and readers, need to be returned to the school. Please check if your child has brought home an overdue book note. Any queries can be directed to Mrs Vincent and Mrs Dawson in the library.
Are you interested in becoming a Catholic?
The desire for God is written in the human heart;
God never ceases to draw us to himself.
Many avenues lead individuals to the Catholic Church
- A conversation with a Catholic friend
- A visit to a Catholic Church
- A desire to seek a richer Spiritual Life
Would you like to know more about our Catholic Faith?
Would you like to be part of Our Faith Community?
Please contact the Parish Office – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like further information.
Congratulations to the Rosary girls currently playing Division 1 U-12 basketball in the ACT Summer competition. Isla, Sarah and Sophia in Year 4 just started playing the sport and their team is tied for first place in the whole Division 1 tournament with the Queanbeyan Roadrunners. Tearia (Year 5) has played for a year including representing the ACT for the U-12 girls last season and is currently the top scorer in the territory averaging 19 points a game. Good luck for the rest of the season girls!
Our school canteen will be open for lunch and recess as usual during weeks 7 & 8. The canteen has been made aware of the different lunch and recess times associated with each year level and lunch orders will be sent to each class at the allocated lunch times.
We will be doing 2 new protein and carbohydrate “refuel lunch specials” for weeks 7 & 8. Not available Fridays
1. Chicken schnitzel wrap or roll $5.50
Crumbed chicken breast, lettuce, mayo, tomato, and cucumber. Served warm. With a choice of tomato or sweet chilli sauce. (Please feel free to request ‘no sauce, mayo or a certain vegetable’ if your child prefers).
2. Cheesy Pasta Pack $5.50
Cheesy Pasta + mini garlic bread + cookie / muffin
There will also be healthy fruits and other treats available at recess.
School families are invited to bring a picnic dinner and join in the 75th Canberra Carols by Candlelight, to be held at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, on Saturday, December 14 from 7pm.
Organised by the Woden Valley Youth Choir, this event is the second longest-running city community carols in Australia (Melbourne is the longest).
Come and join us for a night of song and celebration. It's a great way to begin the Christmas season.
We'll also be collecting donations for this year's charity.
Find us on Facebook ("75th Carols by Candlelight") for more details.