- Acting Principal Report
- Learning and Teaching
- Book Week
- News from Grade 6
- Canberra Trip 2019
- Student Representative Council
- Students of the Week
- School Fees
- Building Project Update 2
- Catholic College of Educational Leaders (CCEL) Meeting
- Sacramental Program
- Parish Book Fair Bonanza
- Uniform Shop
- House Sport Polos
- Basketball - Final Shout Out
- HRCS Disco
- Tasmanian Catholic Schools Parents Council
- St Mary's College Year 7 Tours
- Cricket Blast
- School Holiday Golf Camps
- Ticket to Play
- Term 3 2019 Upcoming Events
This Sunday is Father’s Day; a day where we celebrate our fathers and all that they contribute to our lives. Others though, can take this time to celebrate the significant contribution that other male role models may play in their lives, be they grandparents, other family members or even friends. The one important thing is that we take the time to reflect on what these men mean to us and their understanding and support of us in our lives.
Whilst our students love choosing presents for the special male in their lives, even more importantly than this is the time you spend together. Time spent together talking, exploring, building, creating and just being together.
Happy Father’s Day to all of our fathers, grandfathers and the other special males in our student’s lives!
We celebrated Book Week on Monday 19th August. Our K-2 classes held activities in their rooms and then paraded in front of the whole school on the oval. The costumes were creative and colourful.
We wish our Grade 6 students and teachers all the best as they head off to Canberra. This will be a fantastic educational experience visiting Parliament House, the Royal Mint, the War Memorial and much more!
Our Grade 3-6 students have recently voted on their new class representative for Terms 3-4 for 2019. These students were recognised formally in our assembly on Monday 26th August and were presented with their badges. Congratulations to all who were elected.
Exciting times indeed! As you may have noticed, our building works have finally started. The first step to this was placing and plumbing in the portable toilet blocks, the demolition of the existing toilet block and partial demolition of the two terrapins. The builder’s site office and their access to the school off Westfield Street will mean that there will be no student or parent access from the school to Westfield Street and vice versa. Those students who meet parents there, or walk home this way, will need to make alternate arrangements.
The fencing will also block access between the hall and the demountable building that was used as the library. Students will need to enter the school from the other side, down past the Grade 1 classrooms. Those students in 4CL can still enter their classroom from the front of the school.
We are endeavouring to make this process as disruption-free as possible to our students and families and we will continue to update you when further works commence or when any access to the school changes.
Last week all Tasmanian Catholic Principals met for a three day conference to discuss current educational issues. As part of the agenda for this gathering, our school was asked to present what we are doing as a part of our school improvement process, with regards to implementing inquiry cycles. These cycles of inquiry aim to enhance and facilitate better learning for our students through the collection of data, allowing teachers to identify areas in which students require further teaching and learning opportunities. Our school was recognised as being leaders in this space. The cycle follows 5 key stages:
SCAN AND ASSESS
- What is our whole school data saying?
- In which areas are our students in need of further targeted instruction?
- Do we need to collect further data?
- How will we identify the essential and specific skills and knowledge students are expected to master during the cycle?
- What is important and therefore worth spending time prioritising given where our students are at?
- What are the indicators of students being at standard/above standard/ below standard?
DEVELOP & PLAN
- Are our pre-assessments measureable?
- How will we gain the skills and knowledge ourselves to be able to teach this?
- Are there professionals / guests we can bring in to provide professional learning in this area?
ACT: TAKE ACTION
- Are our teaching methods flexible?
- How do we monitor how our students are going?
- How will we know when students have learnt it?
- How do we respond when some students don’t get it?
- How will we extend the learning for those who already know it?
- What impact have we had on student learning?
- What was effective / what wasn’t?
- What have we noted about our processes? Do we need to adapt anything for our next cycle?
- How can we share and discuss our successes / challenges?
Doyle (red), D'Arcy (sky blue), and Young (yellow) House polos and other House items are now available for order through QKR. To have the items stocked in time for the Athletics carnivals in Term 4, the final date for ordering will be Friday 13 September 2019. Ordering can also be done at the Uniform Shop, by phone to the office, or by completing the attached form and returning by the due date.
All Schools Basketball Tournament
Holy Rosary will be competing in this tournament.
- 19th & 20th October 2019.
- Games will be played between the hours of 9.00am & 6.00pm.
- Training sessions will be held at St Virgils College Austins Ferry on
September 4, 11, 18 and25 & October 18.
- Games are held at either Moonah or Clarence.
- They will play a minimum of 4 games over the weekend.
- It is a great opportunity to give basketball a try without the club commitments.
- The cost is $35.00 per student payable at the school office.
- Please contact Kate Clark for more information: 0437 172 500.
**Join the Holy Rosary School Basketball Page on Facebook**
If you can please confirm by text or email your child’s interest by the 29th August 2019
Mobile: 0437 172 500
Training will commence on Wednesday 4th September at St Virgil’s College.
Grades 3/4 BOYS & GIRLS 4.30-5.30
Grades 5/6 GIRLS 5.30-6.30
Grades 5/6 BOYS 6.30-7.30
We currently have 3 grade 5/6 boys teams.
After the first training session we will place boys into appropriate level.
One team will train at 5.30-6.30 instead of 6.30-7.30
St Mary's College invites families to attend a Year 7 tour at 9:45am on Thursday 12 September. Families can see the facilities and learn how the College helps young people fulful their spiritual, academic and personal potential.
Have you got your Ticket to Play?
Ticket to Play is a Tasmanian Government initiative designed to reduce the cost of participating in club sporting activities for Tasmanian children. Tasmanian children aged 5 to 17 who are listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, or who are in Out of Home Care, are eligible for a voucher of up to $100 in value to be used towards the cost of club membership.
Ticket to Play vouchers can be applied for and used at an approved activity provider until 30 November 2019. Approved activity providers are listed on our website.
We are pleased to announce that Ticket to Play will continue in 2020 and opening dates for year two will be announced soon.
For more information, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our website at https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/ticket-to-play, or contact Communities, Sport and Recreation at email@example.com or on 1800 252 476.
|Monday 26th August - Thursday 12th September||Dance Program|
|Thursday 29th August - Friday 30th August||Fathers Day Stall|
|Friday 30th August||Family Breakfast|
|Monday 2nd September - Thursday 5th September||Grade 6 Trip to Canberra|
|Friday 6th September||Grades 3 & 4 Dominic College Sport Day|
|Monday 9th September||Kinder B Molesworth Environmental Cente Excursion|
|Tuesday 10th September||Kinder P Molesworth Environmental Centre Excursion|
|Friday 13th September||HRCS School Disco|
|Friday 27th September||
Footy Colours Day
End of Term 3
For more important dates in Term 4 please refer to the Schoolzine App Calendar for whole school events and your Compass App for individual class events. These can be downloaded onto your smart phone and/or computer. These calendars are updated on a regular basis.