- Principals Report Week 4 Term 3
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- Library News
- Lunch Time Activities at Rosary
- Rosary Rugby News
- Annual Satisfaction Survey of Parents
- Hand Washing Poster
- Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette Poster
- Clothing Pool Open during School Hours
- Rosary Community Council 2020
- SZapp Download Instructions
Dear Parents and Friends,
The Feast of the Assumption takes place this coming Saturday,15th August. As this is a Holy Day of Obligation, parents are asked to take the children to one of the weekend Masses as, this year, we are unable to celebrate this special Feast Day together with a school Mass.
The Preface for the Feast Day Mass reads as follows:
Today the virgin Mother of God was taken up into heaven
to be the beginning and the pattern of the Church in its perfection,
and a sign of hope and comfort for your people on their pilgrim way.
You would not allow decay to touch her body,
for she had given birth to Your Son,
the Lord of all life,
in the glory of the incarnation.
The Feast of the Assumption reminds us that we need to continue nurturing our spiritual selves so that the physical self can work in the world in a way that glorifies God.
Annual Satisfaction Survey
An annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff is being conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese this term. The surveys are designed to gather feedback from parents, staff and students about our school and will be used to inform school improvement. Responses are confidential and individuals cannot be identified.
The surveys were launched via email on August 7 using the email addresses supplied to the school. If you do not receive an email with a link to the survey, you can access and complete the survey at the following link. Please be aware that the survey closes on August 19.
ACT Election-Saturday 17 October
There are 8 weeks until the ACT Election and am sure you are seeing candidates from all parties at shopping centres (or even receiving phone calls from them). I encourage you to approach candidates at the shopping centres and mention or discuss the value of ACT Catholic Schools and quiz them on their party’s support for ACT Catholic Schools.
In the ACT, there are 29 systemic Catholic Schools who educate 15 000 students. In Canberra, Catholic schools are very similar to public schools, with our schools having almost exactly the same average ICSEA score (1077-1076). Our schools are inclusive, support families from all backgrounds, and operate on a modest budget.
Did you know that when you compare the total funding that Catholic schools in each state/territory receive, the ACT has the second lowest funded Catholic schools in the country? This is particularly impacted by the ACT Government’s low funding of Catholic schools.
Have a chat to the candidates and mention that you are a parent in an ACT Catholic School and funding of Catholic Schools is an important issue for you.
Allergies to Nuts
Please remember not to send nuts or products containing nuts to school. Several children are severely allergic to nuts and your cooperation in reducing risks to their health is greatly appreciated.
Vicky van der Sanden
Prayer for the Feast of the Assumption:
Almighty ever-living God, who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son, body and soul into heavenly glory, grant we pray, that, always attentive to the things that are above, we may merit to be sharers of her glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Please return your preference for the day (17 Sep or 18 Sep) by Friday 21 August.
Please return the following by 11 September:
- Resource fee
- Registration card and copy of Baptism certificate
- Parent and Sponsor letters
COMMITMENT MASS REMINDER
Candidates, please ensure that you attend a Mass throughout the month of August. Introduce yourself and hand your signed Commitment Card to Fr Mannes or Fr Raf after Mass.
Holy Rosary Mass times: Saturday 5pm or Sunday 8am, 10am and 5pm.
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year A - 16 August 2020
“Woman, your faith is great.”
Click on the link below to go the readings and activities for this Sunday.
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Coordinator
The school calendar has been reviewed in light of the increased risk in the community and in line with Catholic Education protocols and advice from the ACT government and health authorities. Unfortunately, this means that we have had to remove most events from the calendar for this term and beyond. We cannot conduct events where large numbers of adults are likely to be present so this affects events such as school assemblies, Grade Masses and Liturgies, the Fathers’ Day Stall, School Disco, the Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival and the like. Some school events will occur but will not be advertised on the calendar as they will be for staff and student attendance only. Hopefully, we will be able to reinstate all of these community-building events next year!
I thank you for your attention to these important matters and for your cooperation in ensuring that our community remains a healthy and safe place for all.
Congratulations to the following students who recieved a Veritas Award:
We are still collecting the Coles Little Treehouse books to create sets that can be used in our primary classes. If any families can contribute to our collection, please send them into the front office.
Thank you to those families who have already contributed.
Sandy Vincent and Jodie Dawson
For the information of parents, there are a number of activities that take place at lunch time across the week that you may like to encourage your child to be involved in. These provide an alternative to outside play:
- The library is open from Monday to Thursday for all grades
- Aero Club takes place in the library on Wednesdays for Years 4, 5 and 6 members who have signed up (membership changes after several weeks with one small group at a time taking part)
- Dance Core is a dance session hosted by an external provider and takes place on Wednesday in the hall. It is open to all grades. (This has a fee attached)
- Karaoke Club is open to all students from Kinder to Year 6 and takes place on Thursdays
- Running Club is open to all students from Year 3 to Year 6 and takes place on Fridays
- The Reconciliation Challenge involves art and writing activities and is open to Years 5 and 6 students on Tuesdays.
Saturday 8 August
Rosary Eagles v Gungahlin Red
Draw: Rosary 50 – Gungahlin Red 50
After a tough outing in Yass last week the mighty U8 Rosary rugby team bounced back in fine form against a strong Gungahlin side at our home fields in Downer. In a very evenly matched contest onlookers were entertained with a free-flowing game of rugby during which both teams were able find space and score many tries.
Whilst the final score was a draw, the Rosary team represented their school in fine fashion by supporting each other in defence and constantly toiling away in attack, and all of this against a Gungahlin side that was fielding an extra player. It must also be noted that the teams dug deep to overcome the absence of some key players due to illness.
Some notable features of Rosary’s performance on Saturday were an improved effort at the ‘break-down’, a never give up attitude in defence, some creative attacking raids and many admirable support plays.
As always, all players were involved in this wonderful performance, especially:
- James McOughlan for setting the tone early by making some great tackles and involving himself heavily all aspects of the game
- Liam Cullen for his strong defensive efforts, working hard to protect our possession and for his impressive length of the field try late in the game
- Digby Harman for his great set play work in our lineouts, kick offs and scrums
- Bobbie Monahan for giving our attack some much needed flair and for scoring 4 very impressive tries
- James Stein for scoring 5 inspiring tries and for putting his body on the line in defence.
Thank you to Gungahlin Red for supplying a player in each half.
Well done Rosary U8! You made us all very proud of your efforts and sportsmanship!
Well done to Rosary Rugby Under 11s. The Team had a great win on the weekend in Round 4 against Wests at Downer oval.
The boys came out firing from the get-go and Wests could sense they had a tough battle on their hands with Rosary tackling hard and attacking the opposition’s defence with vigour.
Coach Johnny Cullen had his team beautifully executing great team play with many colourful attacking passages during the game.
You could see the boys are building in confidence with much cleaner hands, holding onto the ball and passing creatively to each other to gain as many metres as possible.
Rosary’s attacking play and support for each other was superb all game – with Spencer Mostyn scoring three tries in a starring role for the team, and Aidan Palmer, Harley Reid, Sam Rinaudo (two tries), Bryce Steward (two tries) and Cooper Stuart (two tries) also crossing the line to help the team gain a considerable lead.
The support from the whole team to assist those players score their tries was exceptional, and every player in the team contributed to Rosary Under 11s first win of the season. A great effort, considering the boys have gone up a division this year to.
The boys dominated the game and showed that all the hard training and preparatory tactics paid off in a strong attacking effort. Parents and friends also provided enthusiastic support and helped to encourage the team to play as best as they could.
Rosary beat Wests in the end 62 to 7, and this week play against Marist Royal where they will again showcase their defensive skills and colourful attacking passages.
An annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff will be conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese this term. The surveys are designed to gather feedback from parents, staff and students about our school and will be used to inform school improvement. Responses are confidential and individuals can not be identified.
The surveys will be launched via email on Friday 7 August 2020 using the email addresses supplied to the school. If you do not receive an email with a link to the survey, you can access and complete the survey at the following link. https://www.research.net/r/rosarypsparent2020
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|