- Principals Report Week 6 Term 3
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- Clothing Pool Open during School Hours
- Lunch Time Activities at Rosary
- Rosary Community Council 2020
- Holiday Happenings
- Hand Washing Poster
- Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette Poster
- SZapp Download Instructions
Dear Parents and Friends,
On Friday, Mrs Higgins, Father Mannes and I will be attending a forum (albeit remotely via MS Teams) for key personnel in Religious Education along with other Parish Priests, Religious Education Coordinators and Principals from across our Archdiocese. The Keynote Address will be given by Professor Brother David Hall on the topic Ever Ancient, Ever New: Principles for building the Church of the future. I acknowledge and give thanks to the Catholic Education Office and the Clergy of our Archdiocese for making this form of support available to schools and parishes.
Request from ACT Policing – Stranger Danger Information
This is a reminder to help our children understand the importance of stranger safety and the need to report any unusual incidents or approaches to staff immediately. If you become aware of an incident or notice anyone acting suspiciously around a school or child, contact police immediately on 131 444. In the case of an emergency, call 000. If you witness an incident or if you have any information that could assist police, you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously. Please support us to keep our children safe by having conversations with your child about moving safely around the community and what to do if they ever feel unsafe. You may wish to visit the Australian Federal Police website that contains child safety information. In addition, Safety4Kids is a non-government website that has useful information and links. The Constable Kenny website also has a number of child safety tips for parents. Catholic Education will continue to work with ACT Policing on issues of child safety.
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.
We have become concerned about the amount of food that is being wasted with whole lunches (many still completely wrapped) and whole pieces of fruit often being found in the bins. The children have been reminded to take their unwanted food home so that parents know what has been consumed (or not) and about talking with their parents if certain foods are disliked or preferred. I have pointed out that there are many people all over the world who never have enough to eat and who would be so grateful for the bounty of food that we are able to enjoy in our country. I ask you to discuss the matter of food waste with your children and to reinforce the rule that uneaten food is to be taken back home in the lunchbox.
Holly Ellem in Kindergarten is now a very proud big sister to James who was born on 17 August. Congratulations to Sarah and David on the new arrival. Wishing the family all God’s blessings.
Please keep Mrs Sharon Stiffle and her family in your prayers. Mrs Stiffle’s dear father passed away very unexpectedly on Monday morning this week. I extend deepest sympathies to the family at this very sad and difficult time and pray for God’s strength and comfort. May Sharon’s dad rest now forever in the loving arms of our dear Lord.
Vicky van der Sanden
Thought for the week:
“Our lives are never measured by how many years we live, but by the kindly things we do and the happiness we give.” Anon
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. If you have not already done so, please attend a Mass this 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.
If you are unable to attend a Mass this weekend, please call Fr Mannes (ph: 6248 5925).
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
- FAITH FORMATION SESSION - 10 September @ 5:30pm
At this stage, we are able to proceed with this Sacrament. If your child is baptised Catholic and wishes to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, there is an expectation that you attend the Faith Formation Session as part of the preparation to receive this Sacrament. During this session, there will be some theological input as well as information and discussion.
There is a restriction of 100 people allowed to gather at the church; therefore, no siblings please (if possible). When at the church you will need to register each name and telephone number in the foyer (this is a government requirement). Please also adhere to the sanitisation and physical distancing guidelines as set out in the foyer of the church.
The Faith Formation Session begins the enrolment process.
- COMITTMENT MASS
It is a requirement that all candidates wishing to receive a Sacrament attend a Mass. Further information about this will be given at the Faith Formation Session.
- SACRAMENT DATES
It is expected to be on 9 November at 5:30pm.
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year A - 30 August 2020
“All who wish to follow me must deny themselves.”
Click on the link below to go to the readings and activities for this Sunday.https://litedliturgybrisbane.weebly.com/family-prayer-week-by-week.html/
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
- Faith Formation Mass - Thursday 10th September @ 5:30 pm
- Sacrament of Confirmation - Thursday 17th September @ 6:30 pm
- Sacrament of Confirmation - Friday 18th September @ 6:30 pm
Congratulations to the following students who received a Veritas Award:
Hugh Anderson Moore
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.
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 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|