- Principals Report Week 9 Term 2
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- BEST Awards
- School Photo Catch-Up Day - Wednesday, 1 July 2020
- Library News
- School Banking Resumes Term 3
- Census Privacy Notice 2020
- Updated Public Transport Timetables from 18 July 2020
- Rosary Transport Routes
- Clothing Pool Open during School Hours
- Rosary Community Council 2020
- Holiday Happenings Digital Booklet
- artKids at Rosary Term 3 and School Holiday Program
- Taste of Languages Competition
- Hand Washing Poster
- Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette Poster
- Parentline ACT Telephone and Skype/Zoom Counselling Services
- SZapp Download Instructions
Dear Parents and Friends,
As we approach the end of a very unusual but busy term, I note how hard students and teachers have been working toward assessment with the view to reports going home to parents. Sometimes, in the busy-ness of it all, we can get caught up with thinking about benchmarks and grades. It is important to reflect on the fact that at the heart of everything is the children. Parents and teachers are working together to help them become the best people they can be in a fully rounded way and in the light of the example of Jesus. Each child is an individual and learns and grows at a different rate to another and achievements and progress, no matter how big or small, are to be celebrated. With this in mind, I share the following with you:
“God gives individual gifts, and at different times, to each of us. This is the way we see his creation. If all the flowers were identical and they bloomed at the same time, it would be a dull world. So it is with people.”
From: A Canopy of Stars, Christopher Gleeson SJ.
End of Semester Reports
All Semester One Reports will be mailed out to parents this semester. Please be aware that we will not be providing the reports for collection from the front office. I ask you to check to ensure that the school has your correct mailing address. Should you not receive the Report in the mail during the July holiday break, please let the front office know so that a copy can be provided to you.
As advised previously, the Semester One Reports will look different this year due to the change in the way teaching and learning has been conducted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Catholic system has modified the format for the Student Reports from Kindergarten to Year 6 to provide parents with specific information about their child’s achievement and progress which I have detailed below:
- The report covers work completed in both Term 1 and Term 2.
- Student achievement will be reported as an A-E grade for the three main core areas: Religious Education, English and Mathematics.
- Other subjects may receive a grade if the teacher has sufficient evidence of learning. In subjects where a grade is not possible, ‘Not assessed’ will be displayed. This means that, although the learning throughout the semester has been rigorous, it is not possible to make an overall judgement about the student’s achievement in relation to the reporting Outcomes or Achievement Standards against the Grade Descriptors.
- A new section ‘Engagement with Learning’ has been developed to replace the ‘Personal and Social Capabilities’. The new statements are based on the Australian Curriculum: General capabilities, and target four key areas of learning engagement: Thinking, Communication, Responsibility, Collaboration.
- The inclusion of the ‘Engagement with Learning’ statements means that the General Comment section of the report is no longer required; the statements give detailed information on your child’s approach to learning.
Over the past few weeks (and continuing), I have been conducting enrolment interviews for Kindergarten next year. It is a privilege to meet new families and to get to know the incoming students prior to them arriving at the start of the 2021 school year. The children have all been delightful and most have been ‘super keen’ to show me what they can write and draw. They are all very excited about starting school and several are looking forward to being at school with older siblings, relations and friends. Parents have commented on the positive reputation of the school in the wider community and have acknowledged the welcoming and friendly feel of the place. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we have not been able to conduct tours but we will certainly be showing new families around the school for a closer look at our facilities during the Orientation Morning scheduled for November.
Vicky van der Sanden
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
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year A - 28 June 2020
“Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me.”
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.
- School Photo Catch-up Day - Wednesday, 1st July- Full Winter Uniform to be worn if being photographed.
- Semester One Reports to be Posted - Thursday 2nd July (Please note the change of date and arrangement from the printed school calendar)
- Term 2 Ends - Friday 3rd July
- Term 3 Begins - Monday 20th July
Congratulations to the following students who recieved a Veritas Award:
Congratulations to the following students who have recieved a BEST Award:
There will be a catch-up school photo day on Wednesday, 1 July 2020.
This is an opportunity for all students who were absent on our photo day to have their individual as well as sibling photos taken. No group photos will be taken on this day.
All students who want to have their photo taken need to be in their full winter uniform.
Students will go to their classes as usual in the morning and will be called when it is time to take their photo.
Please note that no cash orders will be accepted and parents will need to order their photos online by following these instructions:
- click on this link which will take you to The School Photographer’s website https://www.theschoolphotographer.com.au/
- click “Order 2020 Photos”
- type this code X1369EL42R in the “Your First Code (required)” box
- click Next
If you experience any problems with ordering, please contact The School Photographer on 9674 9824.
For sibling photos, please collect an envelope at the front office and give it to the school photographer on the day of the photo with your payment. You can also phone the school photographer after the photo has been taken and place your order over the phone, this option will incur an additional $5 fee.
As we approach the end of term, could we please ask that all library books and readers be returned to school by the end of next week.
Thank you for your assistance.
Mrs Vincent and Mrs Dawson
School Banking will resume in Term 3. Bank Books are due in at school on Thursday and will be returned to students on Friday after they have been processed.
Thank you to Felicity Tonkin, our wonderful parent volunteer, for processing our school banking each week.
From Saturday 18 July 2020, Transport Canberra will be updating timetables for bus services.
These changes will help make public transport in Canberra easier to use by providing more services and increased frequency, to ensure that people have greater opportunity to spread out their travel across the day as we recover from COVID-19.
Transport Canberra has worked closely with the school community and we are providing increased frequency and additional services for school students across Canberra.
As a new timetable is being introduced, there will be minor changes for all students travelling to and from school on public transport across Canberra from the first day of Term 3, 2020 (Monday 20 July 2020). In most cases, this will mean that students will catch the same service from the same stop, but the times that services arrive and leave may change.
You can find out more about the specific changes by:
- checking the information packs for each school, which are online at transport.act.gov.au
- checking timetables for each route (including school specials), which are online at transport.act.gov.au
- calling 13 17 10.
Please see the Rosary Timetable included below in this week's Veritas.
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|