- Principals Report Week 7 Term 2
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- BEST Awards
- Veritas Awards
- Cross Country Carnival - Thursday June 18
- Holiday Happenings Digital Booklet
- artKids at Rosary Term 3 and School Holiday Program
- The Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Notices
- Holy Rosary Church, Parish Alpha Course (online) Information Night - Tuesday 16 June 2020
- Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette Poster
- Hand Washing Poster
- Parentline ACT Telephone and Skype/Zoom Counselling Services
- Clothing Pool Open during School Hours
- Rosary Community Council 2020
- SZapp Download Instructions
Dear Parents and Friends,
This week, we welcomed two ACU undergraduate teachers into our midst. I warmly welcome Miss Grace Bright to Yr 6 Athens and Miss Jayme O’Brien to Yr 3/4 Cairo and to the Rosary school community as a whole. The undergraduate placement program is an important partnership between the Australian Catholic University and our Catholic system of schooling in developing top quality teachers for the future. I sincerely wish the ladies all the very best as they complete the practicum component of their studies this year.
St Vincent de Paul COVID-19 Crisis Appeal
Vinnies has launched a Crisis Appeal to raise funds for additional need due to COVID-19. Due to restrictions of operation, it has not been possible to run an appeal in the traditional manner. Vinnies is accepting donations to the appeal online at https://donate.vinnies.org.au/donation-hub or by calling 13 18 12. The Vinnies Night Patrol Vans are still seeking physical donations of warm items such as blankets, jackets and new socks etc. If you are unable to contribute financially, you may be able to donate these items to your closest Vinnies shop for the Night Patrol. All donations are quarantined for 72 hours before being sorted. For a list of open stores, please visit the Vinnies website. Any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Petition – That the Catholic Community be permitted to conduct religious services with 50 persons
The Archdiocese of Sydney has successfully petitioned the NSW Government to allow 50 people to attend Mass (excluding priest and those involved in liturgical ministries) effective from Monday, 1 June. However, Masses in the ACT can only be celebrated with no more than 20 people (excluding priest and those involved in liturgical ministries) effective Saturday 30 May. The Archdiocese has asked that we please share the link to a petition with our school communities.
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 at 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’.
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, we do understand that times are particularly challenging at the moment. For any family experiencing genuine financial hardship, the process is to contact the Principal in the first instance. Please be assured that all matters are handled in strict confidence.
Thought for the week:
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
Vicky van der Sanden
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
Year A - 14 June 2020
“I am the bread from heaven!
Everyone who eats it will live forever.”
Click on the link below to go the readings and activities for this Sunday.
Religious Education Coordinator
Due to the current health pandemic restrictions, the online calendar for Term 2 has no events listed. We are hoping that as restrictions ease events will begin to resume and the calendar will be updated to reflect this. Dates for upcoming events will also be advertised in this space in the newsletter.
- Cross Country Carnival - Thursday June 18th, School Oval
- Semester One Reports Available for Collection - Thursday 2nd July (Please note the change of date from the printed school calendar)
Congratulations to the following students who recived a Veritas Award this week:
Stella Laurence Rogers
Emily Henderson Allard
Next week we will hold our Cross Country Carnival at Rosary. All students have been training in preparation for the event and will run in age groups. This year we have included Kindergarten and Year 1 who will run a modified course. Please be aware that although placings and ribbons will be awarded, no school representation will take place in line with current restrictions. This also means, unfortunately that no parent spectators will be able to attend.
Your child will need to bring the following:
- A water bottle
- Sports uniform
- Asthma puffer (if asthmatic)
Live Streamed Marriage Seminars Sundays in June
The local Archdiocese has organised a series interactive live-streamed presentations for Marriage & Family Month immediately after the 11am Online Mass at St Christopher’s Cathedral for the next three Sundays (14th, 21st, 28th June).
Listeners will be able to interact online and ask questions of our impressive line-up of international, interstate and local Catholic couples speaking at 11.45am each Sunday from mid-June. See full program at https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/marriage-family-month-june-2020/
Free Online International Catholic Marriage Summit this week
Starting this Friday, 50+ high profile Catholic speakers & social media personalities will be appearing online with their spouses to share openly about the highs, lows and challenges of married life.
This free International Catholic Marriage Summit is the first of its kind. The instructions to the committed Catholic speakers was to ‘keep it real’. Talk topics include finances, grief, communication, conflict and sex. It should be a great resource for any engaged or married couple. Register for free here or at https://www.joyfuleverafter.org/
Award winning Canberra wine maker Tim Kirk and his wife Lara, a Catholic marriage educator, will be speaking on the topic: “I Can’t Make You Happy”.
The Rosary Clothing Pool is open to families to purchase second hand uniform items for $5 per piece. Please note that currently only one family is allowed in the room at any one time and hand sanitisation is required upon entry and exit. A key is available from the front office to access the room during school hours for your convenience.
All new uniform items can be purchased from Personally Yours. They are located at 218 Gladstone St, Fyshwick ACT 2609 and can be contacted on 6280 4166.
The Rosary Community Council Representatives for 2020 are:
|Council Chair :||Jackie Brady|
|Deputy Chair :||Libby Reardon|
|Treasurer :||May Kain|
|Secretary :||Elaina Lobendahn|
|Parent Representative :||Lucy Steen|
|Parent Representative :||Kate Roggeveen|
|Parent Representative :||Raphaela Higginbotham|
|Parent Representative :||Rachael Moore|
|Staff Representative :||Rachel McKerrow|
|Ex Officio :||Parish Priest|
|Executive Officer :||Principal/Assistant Principal|