- Parent Talk - Teaching Functional Living Skills
- Principals Report
- Southern Tasmanian Basketball Championships
- HRCS Athletics Carnival
- News from Grade 3
- Crazy Sock Day
- Soccer Presentation Evening
- PIPS and PAT Assessments
- Class Combinations for 2020
- Enrolment 2020
- Gearing Up for Parent Engagement in Student Learning Resources
- Students of the Week
- The Village - Term 4
- Uniform Shop
- 2020 Outside School Hours Care
- Get Into Hockey
- Batter Up T-Ball
- Term 4 2019 Assemblies and Liturgies
- Term 4 2019 Upcoming Events
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Functional living skills covers a broad range of skills that we develop over child and adulthood. It includes being able to be independent as possible within your home, community and workplace. In this talk, Alison Hopwood will talk about helping children and adults understand functional living skills concepts and how to apply a social cognition model in teaching these skills. It will discuss how to use the Independent Me resources in building skills and then take these skills into real life situations.
This talk is suited to parents, carers, teachers and therapists.
On Tuesday evening we welcomed the parents of our 2020 Kindergarten class. The parents had the opportunity to hear from members of the leadership team about the many wonderful learning opportunities at Holy Rosary Catholic School. Our 2020 Kindergarten students commenced their compulsory orientation sessions this week. Our Set up for Success Program, The Village, has enabled the majority of these families to already be very familiar with our school.
Over the coming weeks our Grade 3, 4 and 5 students will be attending their class camp programs. Camps offer invaluable benefits to children. They offer a strong sense of community, teaching children how to live amongst one another and share. The opportunity to stay separate from parents for a period of time shows children how to be independent and self-reliant. During their time on camp students are often presented with challenging activities as a part of the program, which can offer them a chance to build confidence which extends into the classroom, and many other aspects of life. Self-reliance, self-regulation, heightened social and interpersonal skills, teamwork and problem solving are all important life skills developed in the experiences of a school camp.
Despite the range of positives that a school camp can boast, there may be some challenges for students including separation anxiety and homesickness. These potential obstacles can be a challenge not only for the child, but for parents too. It’s not always an easy thing to let your children leave you for days. However, the care and compassion shown by the staff at Holy Rosary Catholic School to all our students on camp should assist in reassuring parents that we all work together to make our camps a positive and memorable experience.
Staff involvement is, of course, vital to every successful camp and I would like to acknowledge and thank our staff who attend and support our students on Camp. All our staff have their own families, many with young children and it is not easy to be away from home and on call 24 hours a day. We are incredibly fortunate to have staff who are so committed to providing experiences for our students.
On Friday 1st we celebrated one of the most important feasts in the Church’s year - the Feast of All Saints. We remembered all the holy people who have existed – especially those whose holiness was never recognised publicly. Think of the good, generous people whom you have known who have died. This was the day to celebrate their holiness. There have been all sorts of saints – gentle and calm people, outgoing and vivacious people, quiet followers and outstanding leaders. There have also been cranky people who mellowed and outrageous sinners who repented. They followed all sorts of careers - mothers, fathers, sailors, nurses and possibly some careers we wouldn’t recommend to our children! Each had a unique personality, a distinctive story.
As you celebrate the saints you have known, you can be inspired to own the type of saint you could be. With your unique personality, you too can reflect the glory of God’s love to those around you. What is it that you do well that you can offer in love? Some show love by listening, others by cracking a joke, some show love by being there, others by working hard. We can’t do everything but we can embrace the person God has made us to be and offer that in love. No matter how small we may think our gifts are, when we use them with love, they become great in the eyes of God. When each of us, does his or her part, we become a loving community glorifying God with joy.
your Spirit draws us together into a family of love.
With the help of Jesus our brother may we truly embrace the gifts you have given us
and show your love to the world in the way we use them.
We ask this in Jesus’ name confident that you will hear us.
Sr Kym Harris osb
Over the past weekend six Holy Rosary teams competed in the Basketball Championships. This was our sixth year of competing in the championships. In 2013 when we started very few of our students had ever played basketball and we played in our school soccer tops. Fast forward six years and we have a firm basketball culture in our school, fantastic basketball tops for all teams and huge participation. To see past students and parents still supporting and coaching our teams shows what a strong community spirit we have. A massive thank you to our coaches for all your efforts.
The biggest thank you of all goes to Kate Clark who has continued to organise and support our teams even though both her children have moved into High School. What a commitment from Kate and how grateful we are. Kate had a vision 6 years ago and has achieved this vision and that was to see our students have the opportunity to compete and develop a love of the game.
Recently in Grade 3 students have been studying artists and their styles. So far, they have looked at Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. They have particularly enjoyed recreating some of these works and have impressed us with their efforts. We are looking forward to further exploration of artists and the culmination of this unit with a visit to MONA.
Over the coming weeks our students in Prep will be taking part in PIP’s assessments. Students from Grade 1 to 6 will take part in PAT Assessments. Both these assessments help provide valuable data on student growth and to help us personalize learning to meet student needs for the coming year.
As the year rapidly progresses we begin the process of creating our classes for 2020. It is a lengthy process to create class lists as teachers discuss combinations that work best together and special requirements, as well as mixing abilities and interests. There are many conversations and rewrites as we work together to create the best possible learning environment for every student.
As advised in a letter sent home last week, requests for class placements must be submitted in writing or by email to the Principal by Wednesday 30th October. Requests must be submitted on an annual basis. Please note that only those requests based on sound educational or social reasons that are the result of a teacher consultation will be considered. We do state that this process does take us considerable time and discernment, therefore any parent requests received after 30th October will not be considered.
If parents know that they will not be continuing enrolment of their child/children at Holy Rosary Catholic School in 2020 please let the office know as soon as possible. The realities around budgets in schools rely heavily on maintaining the right numbers of students. It helps our school out immensely with maintaining staffing, allocating resources and balancing classes, whether any students will be moving schools. It also assists in allowing families on waiting lists an opportunity for space.
Check out the free new online Gearing up for Parent Engagement in Student Learning resources that can help parents and educators better support a meaningful partnership between home and school towards improving the learning and wellbeing of students.
Based on a nationwide research project conducted with government, Catholic and independent school principals and parents, the resources include toolkits specifically developed for both primary or secondary principals and school staff.
In Term 4 hats are once again compulsory for outside play and activities, could all parents please ensure that students have their school hats. The commencement of a new term is also a timely reminder to parents that students must be in the correct school uniform. This means that the Sports Uniform is only to be worn on days that students have sport and that students must be in the correct school shoes with the formal uniform. Students are welcome to change into sports shoes during the day but must arrive and leave school in their correct black leather school shoes.
The uniform shop closed on Thursday 28th November 2019 to enable stocktake and back to school orders to be processed.
Purchases can still be made via the QKR App until Thursday 12th December 2019.
A reminder that there is now a limit of ONE ITEM OFF THE SHELF for purchases from the uniform shop with further quantities going on back order to allow for all the pre-orders to be processed.
The Uniform Shop will be open on the following days for the collection of pre-ordered and any uniform requirements you may require.
Wednesday 29 January 2020 by appointment only for new families
(contact Jacki on 6275 5200 for an appointment)
Thursday 30 January 2020 between 9:00am – 12 noon
Friday 31 January 2020 between 9:00am – 12 noon
Tuesday 4 February 2020 between 9:00am – 12 noon
|Monday 2nd December to Friday 13th December||Prep - Grade 2 Learn To Swim|
|Monday 9th December||Kinder Nativity in Church|
|Tuesday 10th December||
Grade 3 and 4 Botanical Gardens Excursion
Kinder P Excursion to Mt Saint Canice
|Wednesday 11th December||Grade 6 Big Day Out|
|Thursday 12th December||
Grade 6 Excursion to BUPA Aged Care
Grade 6 Leaver's Dinner 6:00pm - 7:30pm
|Friday 13th December||Carols 5:30pm - 6:30pm|
|Monday 16th December||
Reports Go Home
|Tuesday 17th December||Thanksgiving Liturgy for Grade 6 Leavers 6:00pm - 7:30pm|
|Wednesday 18th December||
Final Assembly - 11:30am
End of 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 then viewed through the Browser or through your computer. These calendars are updated on a regular basis.