- Principals Report Week 5 Term 3
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- BEST Awards
- Library News
- Write a Book in a Day Challenge
- Lunch Time Activities at Rosary
- Clothing Pool Open during School Hours
- Rosary Community Council 2020
- Rosary Rugby News
- Rosary Netball Newsletter
- Hand Washing Poster
- Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette Poster
- Annual Satisfaction Survey of Parents
- SZapp Download Instructions
Dear Parents and Friends,
Next week is Wellbeing Week at school. It is a time when the school community focuses on physical and mental good health practices. During this period, students are released from homework tasks and staff are released from meetings. In this time of restrictions, it is especially important to spend time focusing on personal wellbeing. I hope that Wellbeing Week will be enjoyed by families at home as well by all who are at school.
I ask parents to please cut off the hat string from your child’s hat if there is one attached. Most hats do not have these but there is a particular wide-brimmed style that does and includes a ‘release toggle’. However, this release toggle has proven not to do what it has been designed to do in some instances and so presents a serious safety risk should a child’s hat string become caught on play equipment. Please be aware that, at school, if we come across a hat with a string attached, we will remove it in the interests of child safety.
Car Park Safety
Drivers, please be aware that parking is not permitted along any red kerb on school grounds. I have noticed several cars parking in these locations and this prevents the safe flow of traffic in and out of the car park. The courts space has been measured and marked by traffic experts to account for vehicles turning and entering/exiting the parking bays to allow for safe passing.
School rule reminders
Long hair: any student with hair long enough to touch the shoulders must have their hair tied back.
Uniform: please ensure that your child is wearing the correct uniform and that they are not wearing the sports uniform on a regular uniform day. If your child is out of uniform, he/she needs to provide an explanatory note to the class teacher.
Coats: Navy or maroon parkas or coats may be worn in the winter months. Coloured parkas and coats are not an acceptable part of the school uniform.
Rugby and Netball jumpers/hoodies: These are not approved items of uniform and are not to be worn on school days.
Gloves and scarves: need be plain and in the school colours only and not a mixture of colours.
Hair accessories: Plain maroon, white, blue or black ribbons and bands may be worn.
Nail polish: is not permitted at school.
Chewing gum: absolutely unacceptable on school grounds at any time.
Technology on school grounds: students are not permitted to use any devices, including headphones, before or after school whilst on school grounds.
There has been a staffing change at ROSACS and I take this opportunity to welcome Ms Mikala Maher to the before and after school care service as the new Director. I’m sure you will join me in wishing Mikala all the very best during the time that she is associated with our school.
The Athlete’s Foot Canberra, Woden and Tuggeranong recently handed over a donation to our school that reflects our involvement in their Schools Rewards Program. That is, for every pair of school shoes one of our students purchases from their store, we receive $5 in return. Over the years, they have donated a generous $4,600 and this year we received $750. To continue this relationship and ongoing donation, it would be appreciated if you could mention your connection with Rosary Primary School when shopping at The Athlete’s Foot.
Vicky van der Sanden
Thought for the week:
“Today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday… and everything is O.K”
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Please return the following by 11 September:
- Resource fee
- Registration card and copy of Baptism certificate
- Parent and Sponsor letters
REQUIREMENT TO ATTEND A COMMITMENT MASS
It is a requirement that all candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation attend a Mass. Please ensure that you attend a Mass either this weekend or next weekend. 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.
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year A - 23 August 2020
“You are Peter; to you I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven and earth.”
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.
- Year 1 Minibeast Dress Up Fun Day - Friday 28th August
- Kindergarten 100 Days Celebration - Wednesday 2nd September
Congratulations to the following students who recieved a Veritas Award:
Alessandro Di Zillo
Hugh Anderson Moore
Congratulations to the following students who recieved a BEST 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
On the 11th August, ten students from year 6 participated in the write a book in a day challenge. It was a fun learning experience that all students enjoyed. The write a book in a day challenge is a fundraiser competition that raises money for the Kids Cancer Council. We had some very creative criteria that we had to follow but we managed to pull together a story that was fun, interesting and exciting. It was a challenge to write a whole book in the narrow time frame that we had, but working together was the key - teamwork makes the dream work! Our story follows Jessica, a bubbly actress, and Austin, an eccentric astronomer, on their crazy journey through the Australian bush on a boat, all the while shadowed by a cheeky koala named Coolah who wanted revenge. Everyone was very proud of their hard work and we all hope the book is enjoyed!
The ten students who participated were:
Lara Hannaford, Lara Barnes, Cherry Parker, Catherine Brooker, Courtney Fitzsimmons, Eddy Brady, Bradley George, Aria Wallace and Zoe Bertram.
Special thanks to Mrs Hinds for working with us all day.
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.
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|
Saturday 15 August
Won: Rosary 60 – Yass Rams 25
The u8s played a fantastic match at Lyneham last Saturday, winning 60-25. The boys are really starting to come together under their coach Tom. They are learning how to play well as a team, passing the ball to their teammates and supporting each other in defence, along with picking up the essential rugby skills along the way.
All of the boys played their part in this great result, but some highlights included:
* James Couglan and Bobby Monahan’s fantastic support play and taking opportunities to make some excellent runs, allowing them to score three tries each;
* Digby Harman’s great work at kick off and making some great tackles in defence of his team;
* Tomas Spoljaric and Zane Turner both working hard to support the team and protecting possession of the ball;
* Louis Monahan’s admirable attack and teamwork, scoring five tries himself and assisting many more by making some outstanding runs, then passing the ball to his team mates near the try line so that they could score;
* Liam Cullen’s excellent defence and full field run to score a great try in the second half.
Louis Monahan was awarded Man of the Match.
Well done Rosary u8s! You displayed great sportsmanship and teamwork and we look forward to another exciting match at Weetangera this weekend.
Loss: Rosary to Marist
In Round 5 this week, the Rosary Rugby Under 11s had a hard task playing against Marist at their home ground.
In wet conditions, the boys again showed off their defensive prowess, tackling hard and supporting each other to try to cover Marist’s impressive attacking moves. It wasn’t Rosary’s day though and Marist crossed the line to score a number of tries to win the game.
There was still plenty to like about Rosary’s game style though: the boys again showed off their attacking flair making several breaks that could have resulted in tries. And against an impressive Marist side, the boys tackled hard and bought down several Marist players to ground to compete for the ball and stop plenty of potential attacking moves.
Coach Johnny Cullen handed out encouragement awards to Max French and Remy Mostyn, who both played well and never stop trying during the game.
It was a good learning experience for the Under 11s to play against a strong Marist side – even more impressive is that the boys are competing so well after being moved up a division this year. The support from parents and friends was again outstanding, building a great community spirit, and cheering the boys on to help them to improve and grow in a very competitive rugby union division.
Everyone, from the coaches, managers and players should be very proud of the way Rosary again exemplified good sportsmanship and never stopped trying to compete all game.
This week the Rosary Under 11s play against Gungahlin at home. Let’s hope the rain stays away and the boys get to play in some drier conditions.
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