Parents can also find other information about the changes at www.transport.act.gov.au to help understand how to use the new integrated public transport network, including information about student safety, fares and ticketing and maps.
Catholic Education is keen to hear any feedback that parents can provide regarding the new services and any negative impact the changes may have on schools and families. The Catholic Education Office is aware that the full impact may not be realised until the services are actually in operation. Please provide any feedback to the office email address for my attention and I will provide collated responses to the Catholic Education Office who will in turn provide feedback from our systemic schools to the ACT Government.
I will be on leave from the beginning of Term 2 for a period of six weeks to have surgery on my foot and recover well. The surgery is not serious but requires a long time for healing. In my absence, Mr John O’Brien will be Acting Principal, Mrs Liz Higgins will be Acting Assistant Principal and Mrs Ann-Maree Hinds will take on the role of Acting Religious Education Coordinator. Mrs Julie Godfrey will remain in her current role as Coordinator. I know that the school will be in very good hands during my absence with the guidance and support of the Leadership Team and I look forward to seeing everyone again when I return to school at the start of Week 7 next term.
Catholic Schools’ Soccer Carnival
The Catholic Schools’ Soccer Carnival is being held this coming Sunday at the Calwell District Playing fields. We have a number of teams entered and I offer them my best wishes and hope they will enjoy a wonderful day of friendly competition. I am confident that our students will represent the school and their families very well in terms of their gracious sporting behaviour and keen participation. Thank you to everyone involved – both parents and staff – for your efforts in making it possible for our students to participate in this event.
Start of Term Two
Term Two begins on Monday 29th April. When students return to school, it is time for them to be wearing the winter uniform. However, there is a period of two week’s grace when either the summer or winter uniform can be worn to accommodate fluctuating weather conditions at this time of the year. Please see the tables below which detail uniform requirements:
Girls’ Winter Uniform:
Tunic/Slacks Standard Catholic Tunic; or Navy slacks (no jeans or cords) Blouse Sky blue with Peter Pan collar Jumper V-neck maroon sweatshirt with school crest Vest Maroon polar fleece with school crest (optional) Tie Rosary black and white stripe tie Tights Navy Socks Navy above ankle length socks Shoes Black school shoes (not boots)
Boys’ Winter Uniform:
Trousers Navy long (no jeans or cords) Shirt Sky blue long sleeved Jumper Maroon school jumper/sweat shirt Vest Maroon polar fleece with school crest (optional) Tie Rosary black and white stripe tie Socks Black above ankle length socks Shoes Black school shoes (not boots)
Thought for the week:
“What I am is God’s gift to me. What I become is my gift back to God.” - Anonymous
Catholic Schools 2019 Enrolment Period For All Catholic Schools
The Catholic Schools Enrolment Period is from Monday 6 May – Friday 24 May (Weeks 2 – 4 inclusive, Term 2) for students commencing in 2020. If you know of anyone outside of our school community who has a child at a Pre-school or Early Learning Centre, please notify them of the opportunity to enrol at Rosary Primary School during the above period.
Next term, we will host the school’s Open Day on Wednesday 8th May. Visitors will be welcome to come and have a look around the school at any time during the day between the hours of 9am and 1pm. Enrolment Packs are available from the Front Office. If you have a younger child who is commencing school in 2020, please collect an information pack from the Front Office. If you have friends whom you know are interested in enrolling at Rosary, please let them know about the enrolment period and Open Day and inform them that packs are available from the school. Your help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated.
Holy Week Liturgies will take place on Friday 12 April. Throughout the day, the students will be re-enacting Jesus’ journey through a series of liturgies. Each year level plays an important role in bringing the story to life for us.
Palm Sunday Kinder/Year 6 9:30 am Last Supper Year 3 10:30 am The Garden of Gethsemane Year 4 11:40 am The Trial and Crucifixion Year 5 12:30pm At the Tomb Year 2 2:00 pm The Resurrection Year 1 2:15pm
All parents and friends are most welcome to come along and watch as the story unfolds.
Sacrament of First Eucharist
If you wish for your child to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist, please give the following dates priority in your calendar.
Preparation Session Thursday 2 May @ 5:30pm, Holy Rosary Church Commitment Mass Sunday 5 May @ 10am, Holy Rosary Church Retreat Day Friday 21 June (school hours) First Eucharist Mass Saturday 22 June @ 5pm or Sunday 3 June @ 10am
Fundraising for Project Compassion
Thank you to the many families for your generosity and a special thank you to the students who have done something extra at home (or gone without a treat) to raise money for this appeal. We will continue this appeal until the end of term.
Easter Egg Guessing Competition for Project Compassion
To boost our efforts, we will be having an Easter Egg Guessing Competition next week. Guesses are 50 cents each or 3 for $1:00. The competition will run from Monday 8 April to Thursday 11 April.
A very special thank you to Jill Mullens, Mel Thornton, Jackie Brady, Bob Parker, Megan Ross, Mrs Morris, Mrs Welsh and all volunteers who helped make the Disco a wonderful success for our children. Your time and support is grealy appreciated and the children had a wonderful time because of it.
Congratulations to the following students who received a VERITAS award in week 8:
Thayoee Norbu, Susie Watson, Elijah Caoile, Leonardo Beltrami, Andrew Pham, William Suitor, Bobby Monahan, Daniel McAlary, Angelika Bui, Lily Clark, Jigsel Dorji, Alex Millea, Sebastian Abbondante, Alex Bui and Abbigail Kenna.
This year Rosary will continue to participate in the ACT Government’s Ride or Walk to School program. The program suggests that we all consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more walking or riding as part of a healthy, active way to get around. And although walking or riding all the way to school isn’t realistic for many of us, it’s quite easy to figure out how you can build a walk into your family’s daily routine.
You can teach your child the healthy habit of walking or riding more by:
- Walking or riding with them the whole way to school
- If they get the bus, walk past your usual stop and get on at the next stop
- If you have to drive, park the car a few blocks away from the school and walk the rest of the way.
Regular exercise like walking and riding with your child not only helps them (and you!) beat chronic problems like obesity, heart disease, behavioural and mental health issues and diabetes, it also gives you a great opportunity to teach your child safe ways to behave around roads and traffic.
Please join us next Friday by using your legs or wheels to get to school. Remember that helmets must be worn if your child is cycling or riding a scooter.
Some of the staff will be at the Watson shops ready for an 8:30am departure. We hope to see many children and parents arriving at school without their car!