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Dear Parents and Friends,
Welcome to the second term of the school year! The students looked very smart indeed in their winter uniforms and I am convinced they have all grown considerably in just two weeks! Given this lovely warm weather we are experiencing, the children can choose to wear either the summer or winter uniform to suit the conditions and how they are feeling as we want them to feel comfortable during the day. However, by the start of Week 3, they will all need to be wearing the winter uniform only. Beanies are not yet permitted – except to be worn to and from school if the children are feeling particularly cold. Once at school, the beanie needs to be swapped for the regular uniform hat. Please be aware that the only type of beanie permitted is the school uniform beanie which is a plain navy blue colour and free of any monograms. The start of May signals ‘hats off day’ in accordance with our Sunsmart Policy and that is when students can be at school without a hat and may wear a beanie if they wish. Of course, they can still wear the brimmed hat if they wish.
Open Day and Enrolment Period
On Friday 7th May, we will host an Open Day. 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. The official enrolment period for Catholic Schools is from 3rd to 28th May. If you have a child who is commencing school in 2022, please ensure that you log onto the website and fill out the enrolment form online. 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 the enrolment form is available via the school's website. Your help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated.
Please note that supervision of students at school commences at 8.30am and finishes at 3.30pm. No child should be on the premises before supervision begins in the morning unless they are enrolled in before school care at OSHClub. Please make private arrangements for the care of your child if your circumstances make this difficult. In the afternoon, if we are notified that a parent will be inadvertently delayed, of course, children will be supervised until the parent takes over their care.
Pupil Free Day and Catalyst System-wide Professional Learning
On the Pupil Free Day on Monday, all staff engaged in professional learning focused on High Impact Teaching Practices as part of the Catalyst initiative that has been implemented this year across our whole Archdiocese. We also learnt about the new system in place for marking the roll using the Compass live application. At assembly this morning, I introduced Mr Michael Roberts, the Executive Director of COGlearn. Michael and members of his company will be working with the teachers over the next couple of years to support them with the Catalyst learnings through a ‘shoulder to shoulder’ mentoring and coaching approach.
ANZAC Day will be commemorated on Sunday and we will have a public holiday on Monday to acknowledge this important day which reminds us of how very fortunate we are to enjoy peace and freedom in Australia. I share the following famous poem with you to reflect upon at this solemn time:
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
John McCrae (1872–1918)
Catholic Schools Enrolment Period For All Catholic Schools
The Catholic Schools Enrolment Period is from Monday 3 May – Friday 28 May (Weeks 3 – 6 inclusive, Term 2) for students commencing in 2022. 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. Siblings of current students also need to apply online via the school website: https://rpswatson.schoolzineplus.com/for-parents/enrolment
First Eucharist - Faith Formation Evening
This year, the Sacrament of First Eucharist is offered to students in Year 3/4 who are baptised Catholic and have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
If you wish for your child to receive this Sacrament, there is an expectation that you and your child attend the Faith Formation Session. This will be held at Holy Rosary Church this Thursday 22 April from 5:30pm – 6:00pm. During this session, there will be some theological input as well as information and discussion, therefore both the child and parent/s are required to attend.
- If you are unable to attend the Faith Formation Session, please contact Fr Mannes Tellis to arrange an alternative meeting. Ph: 6248 5925
YEAR 5 MASS
Year 5 will participate in a Mass at Holy Rosary Church next Thursday 29 April at 10am. Parents and family members are most welcome to attend!
Year B | Sunday 4th April | white
“The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep…”
Click on the link below to go to the readings and activities for this Sunday.
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Coordinator
We have been able to reinstate most of our events for the 2021 calendar year. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, some events may need to change or be conducted differently. If there are changes, we will advise you as soon as practicable.
- First Eucharist Formation Evening - Thursday 22nd April 5:30pm at Holy Rosary Church
- ANZAC Day Public Holiday - Monday 26th April
- Year 5 Grade Mass - Thursday 29th April 10:00am at Holy Rosary Church, parents welcome.
- Year 3/4 Bangkok Assembly - postponed, a new date will be advised
- Enrolment Period - Monday 3rd May to Friday 28th May
- Open Day - Friday 7 May 9am to 1pm
- Mothers Day Stall - Friday 7 May
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 2021 are:
Should you wish to contact the council please email: email@example.com
There are many extracurricular activities available onsite for our Rosary Students. Please note all of these activities attract a fee and are delivered by external providers. Please see the timetable below for details:
- French Lessons - Monday 3.10pm - 4.25pm
- Tae Kwon-Do - Monday 6.30pm Children class / 7:30pm Adult class
- Mandarin Lessons - Tuesday 3.10pm - 4.25pm
- Chess Club - Tuesday 3.10pm - 4.30pm
- Zanshin Martial Arts - Tuesday 6.30pm Junior class / 7:30pm Senior class
- Artkids - Thursday 3.15pm - 5.15pm
- Italian Lessons - Friday 8:00am - 9:00am (beginner) and 3.10pm - 4.25pm
- Musicorp (various instruments) / Piano Lessons - Friday 8:20am and during class time throughout the day
Please contact the school if you require further information.
The school year is divided into four terms. Term dates for the year 2021 are as follows:
Term 1 (9 weeks) Monday 1 February - Thursday 1 April
Term 2 (10 weeks) Tuesday 20 April - Friday 25 June (Monday 19 April is a system wide Pupil Free Day)
Term 3 (10 weeks) Tuesday 13 July - Friday 17 September (Monday 12 July is a system wide Pupil Free Day)
Term 4 (11 weeks) Monday 5 October – Friday 17 December