- Principals Report Week 3 Term 1
- Religious Education News
- Veritas Awards
- BEST Awards
- Mothers Day Stall - THIS Friday 7 May
- Dates for Your Diary
- NAPLAN Online 11-21 May
- School Counselling Service
- Clothing Pool Open during School Hours
- Rosary Community Council 2021
- Extracurricular Activities at Rosary
- Rosary Rugby
- 2021 Term Dates
- St Joseph's Preschool
- ASD - Girls' Programming Network event
- Girl Guides
- Hand Washing Poster
- Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette Poster
- SZapp Download Instructions
Dear Parents and Friends,
The Mothers’ Day Stall and our first Open Day will take place this Friday. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors and showing off our wonderful school. Thank you to the community for the many lovely donations for the Mothers’ Day Stall. I know that the children are always excited to find that little something special to surprise mum with on her special day. I take this opportunity to wish all the mums in our community a very happy Mothers’ Day on Sunday. May God bless you for the wonderful role that you play in the lives of your children. May you, in turn, be blessed with the gift of their adoring love now and forever.
Open Days and Enrolment Period
On Friday 7th May and on Thursday 27th May, we will host Open Days. Yes – there are now 2 Open Days! We decided it would be great to have one at the end of the enrolment period as well as at the start. 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 Days and inform them that the enrolment form is available via the school's website. Your help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated.
Toys at school: We ask that children leave their toys at home and only play with equipment provided by the school; with the exception of hand balls that are labelled with a name. This is to ensure that ‘personal treasures’ do not become lost or damaged at school. It is also to keep everyone safe as some toys are not ‘playground friendly’.
Long hair: If a child’s hair is long enough to touch the shoulders, it needs to be tied back. This is to prevent the spread of head lice and to keep hair out of eyes as well as to ensure a neat and tidy appearance.
Hats: Please note that it is not yet time for ‘hats off’. Children still need to be wearing the brimmed uniform hat until the end of May.
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.
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. Please make private arrangements for the care of your child if your circumstances make this difficult or enrol your child in OSHClub before school care. 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.
Arriving safely at school
If your child rides or walks to school alone, or catches a bus for the first time, and you are concerned about whether they have arrived safely at school, we are more than happy for your child to come to the front office to phone and speak with you once they have arrived. Of course, should you not hear from your child, please call us!
Thoughts for Mothers’ Day :
“A mum’s hug lasts long after she lets go.”
“Mum, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home.”
“Jumper, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.”
All students enrolled in the sacramental program should now have their packs. If you have not returned your child’s enrolment details, Mass preference and the resource fee, please do so as soon as possible. Please also let me know if you have not enrolled your child and still wish to do so.
FIRST EUCHARIST COMMITMENT MASS REMINDER
As part of the preparation to receive the sacrament, there is an expectation that you attend a Mass with your child throughout the month of May. 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.
YEAR 5 MASS – thank you!
Last week, Year 5 participated prayerfully in a Mass, honouring Catherine of Siena. Thank you to Miss Rich and Mrs Mogan for your preparation. Thank you also to those family members who were able to attend.
Year B | Sixth Sunday of Easter | 9May | White
“No one can have greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.”
Click on the link below to go to the readings and activities for this Sunday.
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Coordinator
Congratulations to the following students who received a Veritas Award :
Congratulations to the following students who received a BEST Award:
The Mothers' Day Stall is happening THIS Friday 7 May 2021.
This is a whole school event and a chance for the kids to buy mum something special for Mothers’ Day!
Gifts will be priced between $1 and $7. The children will come down during the morning to make their purchases.
Please send your child with money on the day if they wish to make a purchase. However, we ask that you only send small denominations as change will be limited.
We look forward to an amazing day!
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.
- Enrolment Period - Monday 3rd May to Friday 28th May
- Cross Country - Thursday 6 May (throughout the day on school premises, staff and students only)
- Open Day - Friday 7 May 9am to 1pm
- Mothers Day Stall - Friday 7 May
- Year 5 Panama Assembly - Friday 7 May 2:30pm
- Indonesian Puppet Performance - Tuesday 11 May
- NAPLAN (Yr 3 & Yr 5) - Tuesday 11 May - Friday 21 May
- National Simultaneous Storytime - Wednesday 19 May 11:00am
The school counsellor, Jessica O'Rourke, is available every Monday and until 1pm on Tuesdays.
You can refer your child for counselling by filling in a referral form available on Catholic Care’s website or follow this link: https://catholiccare.force.com/housing/s/school-referral-form
After you have filled out the referral form you will automatically be sent an email requesting your consent for your child to access the service. In the case of families where parents are separated, consent of both parents is normally required. If this is difficult for you please feel free to discuss with Jessica.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Rosary Eagles Match Reports - Saturday 1 May
Under 7 - Rosary Eagles defeated Gungahlin, 8 tries-7
We kicked off the season with an outstanding win for Rosary against Gungahlin, 8 try’s to 7 in Yass.
Our youngest team played together like the Brumbies at GIO stadium, grasping the rules, sportsmanship and teamwork very quickly in the hand of their coach Adam Pyne.
Kosta made his debut with a whooping 5 try’s and countless runs proving his versatility. Casey made his presence well known to Gungahlin defending our try line fearlessly. Harriet our youngest player supported our forwards at every turn, not letting Gungahlin attack. Vince might just be the quickest player on our side, storming down the field to score his first try in the first half and stop more try against a very quick Gungahlin side. George proved his maturity as a player running tirelessly and passing the ball with strength and skill to keep feeding the ball out. Luca display his amazing ball skill by drop kicking ... sorry booting the ball to open the second half sending the ball down to our try line straight of the bat. Ted captain our team this week, display strong leadership skill to our newly formed side and played a strong forward game scoring two tries. And last but certainly not less was Ram, our ‘player of week’ who not only put 100% in at training this week but also set up a try for Kosta like a veteran centre, seeing a gap in Gungahlin defence securing us the win.
Gungahlin put up a great game, at times having the lead. Well done to both sides and thank you Yass Ram’s for hosting our opening game, always great to get out to your home ground.
Although the season has started we are still looking for girls and boys from Kindy through to Year 2 to come and have some fun, learn some new skills in a team and meet some new friends. Please contact Adam Pyne on 0405803144.
Getting to know the ‘Player of the week’ – Ram Rachakonda – Year 1 Vienna
Favourite food: Ice cream
Favourite movie/song: Minions
What do you want to be when you grow up: Police
Who do you look up and why:I look like up to Cristiano Ronaldo. He is a very good football player. He can kick and run fast. I want to be famous like him.
Under 9 - Rosary Eagles defeated Uni Norths, 45-15
What a great start to the season for the mighty U9 Rosary Eagles! On a foggy morning in Yass, the U9 rugby team were exceptional ambassadors for the school, as they played with enthusiasm, team work and most importantly of all, good sportsmanship. It was great to see a number of players performing very well in their first ever match of rugby. In a game that felt much closer than the score would suggest, the U9 players had to work hard to match the Uni Norths side in attack, and to defend against some very strong ball runners. A key feature of the match was Rosary’s determined defence and structure at the break down, which enabled the team to pressure the opposition, maintain possession and at key moments in the match, steal the ball. In the end Rosary were too determined, too strong and too well drilled for Uni Norths, winning the match 9 tries to 3.
As is always the case with this team, every player made a great contribution on Saturday. In particular:
- Liam Cullen for his great tackles, determined runs and work at the break down;
- Myles Box for scoring 2 tries on debut and for making many key breaks during the match;
- James Coughlan for scoring a ‘length of the field’ try and supporting his team in attack and defence;
- James Stein for his very strong defence, stealing the ball at the break down and scoring a great try;
- Zane Griffiths for impressing all in his first game of rugby, particularly in regards to his exceptionally strong defence, as well as scoring 2 key tries;
- Zane Vella for his enthusiastic support play and work in the centre of the field;
- Louis Monahan for making some great attacking runs, tackling well and scoring a great try; and
- Thomas Canavan for making some very strong runs and supporting the team at the break down.
…And a special thanks to Nate from Uni Norths, who volunteered to make up numbers in our team and turned out to be a great addition to the side, by scoring 2 tries.
Congratulations to Zane Griffiths on his Player of the Match award.
Well done Rosary U9s, on an awesome start to the 2021 season.
Under 11 - Rosary Eagles were defeated by Marist, 60-7
Best Players (3 being the best)
3 Bryce Stuart
2 Cooper Stuart
1 Max Ffrench
Rosary U11s came up against a strong team on Saturday. Marist came out of the blocks quickly and scored some early points.
The Rosary boys tried hard, played defensively and improved as the game went on. They displayed a positive attitude throughout the game and never gave up. They should all be very proud of their efforts on game day.
The Stuart boys battled hard in attack and defence. Max, Caleb and Jake all made some great tackles and Luke was solid and vocal, encouraging his team mates.
Congratulations to all the boys who played their first games for Rosary in the first game of the season. I am sure if we continue to train hard and learn to play together, we will improve every game.
It was nice to see all the parents on board, it should be a fun year.
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