Holy Rosary Catholic School
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29 Wyndham Road
Claremont TAS 7011
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Email: holyrosary@catholic.tas.edu.au
Phone: 03 6275 5200
Fax: 03 6249 7035

12 April 2017

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Principals Report

Dear Parents,

We are entering the most important time in the Church’s year. Holy Week is the time when we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. At School we have a number of liturgies, with Grade 3 Holy Week Liturgy on Wednesday April 12th at 2.00pm and Grades 5 & 6 doing Stations of the Cross on Thursday April 13th at 12.00pm.

Holy Week Ceremonies in St Bernard’s Parish:




Holy Thursday


Mass at 7.00pm

Good Friday


Stations of the Cross 11.00am

Passion of the Lord at 3.00pm

Holy Saturday


Easter Vigil Mass at 7.00pm

Easter Sunday


Mass at 9.00am

“All very welcome - you can invite your family and friends.”

Congratulations to all children who represented Holy Rosary Catholic School at the Southern Catholic Primary Schools Swimming Carnival last Friday week. They performed well and their behaviour was a credit to their teachers, parents and school. Well done to all involved!

It has been a very rich and rewarding experience for me at Holy Rosary and I have enjoyed the exchanges with children, parents, Fr. Suresh and staff, immensely. Thank you to a very dedicated staff who have been so welcoming and are doing a fabulous job in a very professional manner. I wish you all a very Happy and Holy Easter and every success for the future. I hope that Ms Brooks returns to school well rested after a good break, to commence a fresh new term.

Kind Regards,
Jim Ireland

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Kindergarten Enrolments

Enrolments are now being accepted for our Kindergarten classes for 2018. If you have a child to enrol or know of someone who does, please pass this information onto him or her. The Education Act states that Kindergarten students must turn four years of age on or before the 1st January of the year commencing Kinder. Please contact the school office (6275 5200) for an enrolment form.

The Village

The Holy Rosary Birth to 4 program starts Wednesday 10th May 2017.


In order for children to have success with Literacy and in particular reading, they need to be exposed to the FIVE key components of Literacy.

Celebrating Co-Teaching in Prep

Kindergarten P Excursion

Easter Hat Parade

Easter Hat Parade
Easter Hat Parade
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Hey! Ho! What a show! Look at what we made! As we go marching round and round in the Easter Hat Parade! On Monday,10th April at 9:00 our school Hall was full of very eggcited students and proud families who gathered to share their creations to all.

Congratulations to all students. We were very proud of the way you paraded, created and shared your amazing Easter Hats. Happy Easter to all in our School Community.

Swimming Carnival

SCPSSA Inter Primary Swimming Carnival
SCPSSA Inter Primary Swimming Carnival
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On Friday the 31st March Holy Rosary’s swimming elite converged on The Doone Kennedy Aquatic Centre to take part in the annual SCPSSA Inter Primary Swimming Carnival. After 3 weeks of torrid training the HRCS Dolphins performed magnificently on the big stage. For the first time in my brief tenure here at HRCS we finished in first and second place in a number of events, along with a swag of third and fourth places, congratulations to our team on such a big improvement! A big thanks to Ms Reeve and Mr. Atkin who helped me run the show on the day, and to all the parents who managed to get to the Aquatic Centre and cheer on our team!

Mr. Johnson

HPE Term Overview

Well what a huge Term 1 it has been in HPE here at Holy Rosary Catholic School! The introduction of the new house points system and the inaugural Ploughman Cup has provided students with even more opportunity to engage in the large variety of fantastic learning opportunities we have here at HRCS. Young took out the Champs title in stunning fashion to begin the Ploughman Cup. At the end of the term the house points are currently:

Doyle: 2314
Young: 1789
D’Arcy: 1642

It’s certainly a very tight battle. With the cross country coming up Young and D’Arcy will be looking to bridge the gap on the ‘Wolf pack’ of Doyle.

Have a great holiday everyone!

Students of the Week

Holy Rosary Catholic School Fundraisers

Entertainment Book

Holy Rosary Catholic School is raising funds. Here’s how you can help……

We are raising as much as we can for classroom resources and extra activities, and we need your help! Order your NEW 2017/2018 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership now. You’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time.

Customers who pre-purchase an Entertainment Digital Membership from Holy Rosary Catholic School will receive their Bonus Early Bird Offers, but they will also find ALL of the offers from the new 17/18 Membership (along with the Early Bird Offers) live on their phones from April 3rd, a month before the Books are released. This gives you an extra month of usage as a reward for getting in early and giving the Digital Membership a go.

Order now by following this link…..


Girls Night Out

Project Compassion Reminder

Project Compassion boxes are due back at school by Thursday 13th April 2017.

School Holiday Vacation Care

School Holiday Activities

Community Sport Camps have footy and soccer camps over the school holidays. Flyer attached with further information.

Holiday music classes to come and try. Flyer attached with further information.

Glenorchy LINC will be running a variety of activities during the holidays. Flyer attached with further information.

Northern Suburbs Athletic Club will run 3 free sessions on cross country running for primary school children. Flyer attached with further information.

Old Beach Scouts

At Scouts, young boys and girls can take part in heaps of activities that will teach important life skills – while having fun and keeping active!

Term 1 Assemblies and Liturgies

Parents and Friends are most welcome and kindly invited to join us for our School Assemblies which are held at 1.45pm and our Liturgies which are held at 12.00 noon on the following dates in the School Hall or St Bernard’s Church unless noted differently.




Wednesday 12th April HOLY THURSDAY LITURGY 2.00 pm (School Hall)

Whole School

Grade 3

Thursday 13th April STATIONS OF THE CROSS 12.00 pm

Whole School

Grade 5 and Grade 6

Upcoming Events

13th April

Term 1 concludes

1st May

Term 2 commences

9th – 11th May


Grades 3 - 5

19th May

HRCS Cross Country


25 Oct 2017

Pre-Kinder Session 1

Kinder A - Mon, Wed, Fri (12pm - 1pm)

Kinder B - Mon, Tue, Thurs (1.30pm - 2.30pm)

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01 Nov 2017

Pre-Kinder Session 2

Kinder A - Mon, Wed, Fri (12pm - 1pm)

Kinder B - Mon, Tue, Thurs (1.30pm - 2.30pm)

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08 Nov 2017

Pre-Kinder Session 3

Kinder A - Mon, Wed, Fri (12pm - 1pm)

Kinder B - Mon, Tue, Thurs (1.30pm - 2.30pm)

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15 Nov 2017

Pre-Kinder Session 4

Kinder A - Mon, Wed, Fri (12pm - 1pm)

Kinder B - Mon, Tue, Thurs (1.30pm - 2.30pm)

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22 Nov 2017

Pre-Kinder Session 5

Kinder A - Mon, Wed, Fri (12pm - 1pm)

Kinder B - Mon, Tue, Thurs (1.30pm - 2.30pm)

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