- Principals Report Week 7 Term 3
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- BEST Awards
- Library News
- Lunch Time Activities at Rosary
- Clothing Pool Open during School Hours
- Rosary Community Council 2020
- Rosary Netball
- Rosary Rugby
- Ainslie Bears Baseball come and try
- Holiday Happenings
- Hand Washing Poster
- Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette Poster
- SZapp Download Instructions
Dear Parents and Friends,
The Clergy, Principals and Religious Education Coordinators Day held last week focused on the principles for building a church of the future. In doing so, it was important to examine the Church’s understanding of itself where Jesus is the head, the Apostles are the foundation and Mary is the image. This is encapsulated in the fact that there are four dimensions of church – four reference axes which make up One Apostolic Holy Catholic Church:
Petrine – The tradition, the rock: institutional, hierarchical, magisterial
Pauline – the apostolic, the missionary
Johannine – the mystical, the prayerful; contemplative
Marian – the wellspring of Christocentrism, hope, unity, inclusion.
By merit of the fact that we are called Rosary School, we lean more toward the Marian tradition which I see as a wonderful blessing for this community.
“There is a Marian ‘style’ to the Church’s work of evangelization. Whenever we look to Mary, we come to believe once again in the revolutionary nature of love and tenderness. In her we see that humility and tenderness are not virtues of the weak but of the strong who need not treat others poorly in order to feel important themselves. This interplay of justice and tenderness, of contemplation and concern for others, is what makes the ecclesial community look to Mary as a model of evangelisation.” (Evangelii Gaudium, 288)
Hats on – beanies off
From Monday of next week, students will only be permitted to wear the school uniform hat. Beanies are no longer appropriate given that Spring has commenced and the UV levels are rising. Students who do not have a hat at the breaks are directed to designated shaded areas to play.
It is important that students arrive at school in time for the commencement of classes at 9am. I have noticed a significant number of students arriving late to school each day – and many are regularly late. When students arrive late to class, it can be very unsettling for them as they begin the day feeling like they are ‘behind the eight ball’ as everyone else is already in place and has started the morning routine without them. If your child is somewhat anxious about coming to school, often the best way to manage this is to have them arrive early enough to find friends and become familiar and comfortable in the school environment before having to enter the class. Please be aware that class work begins straight after the morning prayer and that regular partial absences build up to count for a significant loss of learning time. Being punctual is a good life skill to learn as it not only benefits the person themselves but is also a courtesy to others.
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 before 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’.
The lost property box, located near the doors to the foyer from the quad, is overflowing with items of uniform; especially jumpers and sports jackets. The ROSACS shelves are also full of uniform items that have been left behind. Please ensure that all items of uniform and accessories are clearly labelled with your child’s full name. It is very hard to return property when no name is visible or the writing is not legible. It is a shame to see so many ‘near new’ items in the lost property box which do not bear a name!
I take this opportunity to wish all the dads, grandads and great-grandads in our community all the very best for Fathers’ Day on Sunday. I sincerely hope you will be made a serious fuss of!
Fathers’ Day Reflection:
If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d finger paint more and point the finger less.
I’d do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch and watch more with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious and seriously play.
I’d run through more fields and gaze at the stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
I’d be firm less often and affirm much more.
I’d build self-esteem first and the house later.
I’d teach less about the love of power and more about the power of love.
Vicky van der Sanden
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Please return the following by 11 September:
- Resource fee
- Registration card and copy of Baptism certificate
- Parent and Sponsor letters
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
- Faith Formation Session – Thursday 10 September @ 5:30pm
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.
- Commitment 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
Monday 9 November @ 5:30pm (to be confirmed).
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Year A | Sunday 6th September | green
"If your brother or sister listens to you, you will have won that person back."
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.
- 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:
Congratulations to the following students who recieved a BEST Award:
The Coles Little Treehouse Books Promotion has now finished and we would very much like to thank all families that assisted us in creating THREE sets for use in our primary classes! As a result, we have a number of left over little books which we are gifting to St Francis Xavier Primary School in Lake Cargelligo, NSW. They don't have a Coles supermarket but are so keen to collect the little books to use in their classes too!
I trust that our gesture is ok with the families who gifted us their books! The Teacher Librarian there is super excited to receive our 'left-overs' !!!!
Thank you very much,
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.
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 29 August
Won: Rosary Eagles 35 - Gungahlin Red 30
On a very mild morning at Nicholls oval, the Rosary U8 Eagles came up against an improved Gungahlin Red team. This was another fantastic game for the spectators with lots of free-flowing rugby in the fine conditions. The teams went try for try for most of the match, with the scores all locked up at half time.
After an inspirational speech by coach Tom (and some lollies) at half time, the U8 Eagles took the field determined to maintain possession, tackle well and score more points. Unfortunately, Gungahlin struck early in the second half and took the lead. This was the catalyst for our mighty U8 Eagles who kicked into another gear and began putting together some great team plays. Working together as a team saw them score more tries and hold on for the win, 7 tries to 6!! Well done Rosary!!
Once again, all players were involved in this team performance, especially:
- James McOughlan and Tomas Spoljaric who were named as the best on ground for making some great tackles, inspirational runs and supporting their teammates at all times during the match
- Liam Cullen for his inspirational try late in the game to take the lead for Rosary
- Zane Vella for making some great tackles and working hard at the break down
- Digby Harman for supporting his teammates in a positive way and executing some more impressive kick offs
- Bobbie Monahan proving to be very effective in attack by scoring 3 tries and executing some great cover tackles
- James Stein for scoring 3 tries and making some crucial try saving tackles.
Well done Rosary U8s on another entertaining and well played match!
Loss: Rosary 24 - St Edmunds 36
In Round 7 this week, the Rosary Rugby Under 11s played against St Edmunds at their home school ground.
In beautiful conditions, the under 11s took it right up to the St Eddies team with fierce tackling and colourful attacking passages. St Edmunds were shell-shocked with Rosary crossing the line for two tries in the first half to even the score, with the boys pushing for the line several times in the first half which scared their opponents into defending as well as possible.
The game was a see-sawing affair with both teams hitting the front at several times and the game could have been won by either team. The game hung in the balance for a while, with both teams defending well against many potential attacking plays. Game highlights for Rosary included:
- William Coote scoring a try and then also kicking it through the posts to gain more points
- Luke Cullen making an impressive break down the wing to score a try
- Bryce Stuart’s attacking pace which was too good for the opposition, with him running a try in the first and second half.
Coach Johnny Cullen only had praise for the Rosary boys, who went down to St Edmunds 36-24 in a tight game that both teams could have won. Johnny gave this week’s encouragement awards to:
- Bryce Stuart for a great captains game, as he led by example with hard running and brutal defence
- William Coote for working hard all day, culminating in him scoring a great try
- Harley Reid was in a good form all game, always over the ball with good aggression
- Nick Donoghue who tried hard all game and put his body on the line
- Luke Whitfield who was great around the ground and in the scrum
- Luke Cullen who competed for everything, tackled well and scored a great try.
Rosary under 11s play against Queanbeyan at home this week in what is sure to be a close game.