- Principals Report Week 8 Term 3
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas 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,
Your children may have come home on Wednesday afternoon telling you of a break-in at the school. This did occur during the night before. I let the children know that the school had been broken into but that they need not worry – security and the police had attended, everyone was safe and the intruders just left a very big mess for us to clean up. The damage was contained to the front office. Should you be passing the school at any time and notice anything suspicious, please call the police to report your concerns.
Please continue to pray for the students from our school and parish who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next Thursday and Friday evening at 6.30pm in Rosary Church. Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, only those directly involved with the ceremony can attend the church – details regarding this have already been communicated to the families involved.
A Formation session for students preparing to make their First Reconciliation will take place at 5.30pm this afternoon in Rosary Church. The student and parents only are required to attend.
A reminder that the Summer uniform is worn in Term 4. Please check the wardrobe and visit the Clothing Pool if any items are needed. I encourage parents to go through children’s Summer uniforms this weekend so that any unwanted, good-quality items can be donated to the clothing pool in time for others to look at before the end of term. It is important that donated items are clean and in good condition. Each item of uniform from the Clothing Pool is priced at $5 so it’s a great place to shop!
We will have a transition period of two weeks at the start of Term 4 to cater for the unpredictable weather. Likewise, if it is really hot over the next couple of weeks and your child feels too hot in Winter attire, the Summer uniform can be worn.
Phones and other devices at school
Parents are reminded that students are not permitted to use their mobile phones, iPads or other electronic devices for messaging whilst on the school grounds during the hours of supervision. Teachers have a duty of care for the students from 8.30am to 3.30pm. If you need to get a message to your child or your child needs to contact you during these hours, it must be communicated via the front office and not your child’s device.
Please spread the word to all you know who have children of pre-school age that we have just a few places still available for next year in Kindergarten. School fees should remain largely the same for the next few years allowing for the usual minimal increases in line with normal rates of inflation. Your assistance in spreading the message is much appreciated because we know that ‘word of mouth’ is so powerful.
Vicky van der Sanden
Thought for the Week:
“Let us trust in God’s work. With him we can do great things; he will give us the joy of being his disciples, his witnesses.” Pope Francis
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The Sacrament of Confirmation is on next Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September @ 6:30pm.
Please return the following by tomorrow:
- 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).
24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Year A | Sunday 13th September | green
"I did not say to you to forgive seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
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 Session - 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:
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 5 September
Loss: Rosary Eagles 50 - Queanbeyan Whites 55
In the first cross over round for the year our mighty U8 Rosary team took on the Queanbeyan Whites at Southwell Oval.
After a great warm up, the young Eagles took to the field full of confidence after their great game last weekend against Gungahlin. On a smaller field than recent matches, Rosary needed more than ever to work as a team, especially in defence. In a game that was reminiscent of last week’s match the teams traded tries for the majority of the game. Maintaining possession was the key to success and for much of the match, Rosary impressed onlookers with their impressive skills at the breakdown.
Although the team ended up narrowly missing out on the win, the U8 Rosary Eagles impressed their coach and onlookers by supporting each other and working hard to secure the ball at each contest. Another impressive feature of the match was the involvement of all players at key times during the game.
At the end of the match, coach Tom praised his team for their improved rugby skills and awarded Liam Cullen the best on ground certificate.
Once again, all players contributed to a great team performance, especially:
- Tomas Spoljaric for activating ‘beast mode’, making some great tackles and assisting at many of the break downs
- James Stein for scoring 4 tries and taking on some of the White’s biggest players in defence
- Liam Cullen for his strong defence and for scoring another one of his fabulous length of the field tries
- James McOughlan for once again providing some excellent support play and making some great runs with the ball
- Zane Vella for supporting his teammates and making some great runs with the ball
- Digby Harman taking a crucial hit up and supporting his side in defence
- Bobbie Monahan for top scoring with 4 tries and supporting his team with some strong defence.
Well done Rosary U8s on another entertaining and well played match!
Win: Rosary 42 - Queanbeyan 35
The Rosary Rugby Under 11s recorded another great victory in Round 8 against Queanbeyan at Downer oval.
It was a close game throughout – with both teams scoring some great tries in a very entertaining game. However Rosary showed that they are improving each week, with Bryce Stuart side stepping his opponents several times to run in three tries in the first half to even the score. In the second half, Jack Donoghue, Remy Mostyn and Harley Reid each scored a try to help Rosary win the game 42 to 35.
Desperate defence by Rosary helped them to keep Queanbeyan from scoring any more tries, and the boys did their school proud by playing well together as a team, supporting each other in the attacking and defensive zones, and again displaying some fierce tackling and colourful attacking passages. Queanbeyan and Rosary once again put on a close game with great sportsmanship, and both teams were ably supported by enthusiastic parents and friends.
Coach Johnny Cullen praised the boys for their consistent effort all game and gave this week’s encouragement awards to:
- Aiden Stuart who worked hard as always and who made a great attacking break
- Eddy Brady who ran hard all game and was unselfish in setting up tries
- Lewis Clarke was unstoppable at times and strong in the scrum
- Luka Spoljaric did some good cleaning out and was good in the scrum
- Isaac Withers played hooker and halfback and did a great job in both positions
- Spencer Mostyn was busy all game and tackled and ran well.
Rosary under 11s have a bye this week.