- Principals Report
- Glenorchy Safer Communities Young People Awards
- Grade 3 Orford Camp
- Soccer Presentation Evening
- Robotics First Lego League Competition
- ICT Young Explorers
- Teddy Bear Hospital
- STPCSSA Representative Team
- Students of the Week
- Parent Talk - Teaching Functional Living Skills
- Orientation Day and Reports
- Enrolment 2020
- Uniform Shop
- The Village Program - Term 4 Dates 2019
- HRCS Christmas Raffle
- 2020 Outside School Hours Care
- Term 4 2019 Assemblies and Liturgies
- Term 4 2019 Upcoming Events
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
Congratulations to the students listed below who each received an award at the Glenorchy City Council Safer Communities Young People Awards. It was an absolute pleasure to support these students and their families on Tuesday 22nd October when they were presented with their awards. Listed below are the citations written on each students award certificate and read out by the Mayor of Glenorchy.
Anna Tran- Grade 1
For demonstrating through her actions a positive contribution to her local community.
At school, Anna is a kind, caring and responsible role model to her peers. Anna
thrives when working as part of a team, and is thoughtful and respectful of the ideas
Billie Nelson- Grade 2
Billie is a vibrant and positive member of our class. She has a kind and caring soul
that sees her consistently demonstrate the Holy Rosary School values both inside
and outside of the classroom. When there is something that needs to be done, Billie
is the first to offer a hand and this makes her a very deserving recipient of this
Zoe Clarkson-Grade 3
Zoe Clarkson is a caring and vibrant member of our class. Zoe shows compassion
and concern for others at all times. She demonstrates the community values
supported by Holy Rosary particularly respect for her teachers, peers, and self. Zoe
is a deserving recipient of this award.
Cillian Cullen-Grade 4
Cillian continues to uphold the Holy Rosary values both in the classroom and within
the school community. He takes on an active role within St Bernard’s Parish,
participating in school and community masses regularly. Cillian is a valuable
member of Grade Four who exhibits a positive outlook and attitude at all times.
Lily Klap-Grade 5
Lily is a driven, compassionate and respectful individual. She demonstrates passion
and modesty beyond her years, and is a positive role model to all members of our
school community. Her thoughtful nature permeates every interaction she has,
extending to the local Claremont community. She is an active Girl Guide, and
regularly engages in activities to support, assist and promote the local area.
Makenna Patmore- Grade 6
Makenna Patmore is the type of person who is always looking for ways to be
involved in community work where she can offer her skills to the benefit of others. Of
special mention this year, Makenna has created gifts for residents at Bupa Aged
Care in South Hobart. Makenna is willing to take on any role that involves
assistance to others, be they students or adults. She is patient and kind, showing a
positive attitude towards all activities undertaken at school. On Carnival days she
leads by example; helping younger children whenever possible. Her attitude and
approach towards school is one of a fair go for all and to offer help where and when
it is needed.
On Wednesday evening we held our Soccer Presentation and Pizza evening. All students received a trophy to acknowledge their season and coaches were presented with a special medallion. We also had the opportunity to thank Ms Sally Feldmanis for the incredible amount of work she put into the coordination of our soccer teams. Without such commitment by our parents we would not be able to have had such a successful season. A special thank you to Metro Soccer Club for allowing us to use their grounds.
Over the past few months, a group of Grade 5 and 6 students have been practising for the First LEGO League competition. Students worked together to solve a real-world problem our community is facing. They also designed a robot using LEGO to complete missions in a robot competition. Students were required to program their robot to complete as many missions as they could in a 2.5 minute period. Our team participated in the competition on Saturday, November 2nd and represented our school with cooperation, enthusiasm and resilience!
After school on Tuesday, October 22nd, some of our Grade 4 students participated in the Young ICT Explorers Road Show at UTAS. Tory and Riley attended UTAS to share their project about waste to the judges. Unfortunately, Maggie and Jackson were unable to attend. Tory and Riley did a fantastic job representing their team and our school. Part of the Waste Warriors strategy to reduce waste in our school is to have a "Waste Free Week" at some point this term. We congratulate the Waste Warriors on an excellent effort in this event.
This afternoon Prep were visited by the Teddy Bear Hospital run by the UTAS School of Medicine students. The children were shown in a hands on way that doctors and hospitals are not scary things but they are there to help us feel better. The teddies brought along by the Preps were vaccinated, x-rayed, given asthma puffers, had their hearts listened to, bandaged and shown how to wash their hands for good hygiene. It was lots of fun.
On Tuesday, 22nd October, our Kinder to Grade Two students participated in the Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show. It stars Bravehearts’ lovable lion cub Ditto, alongside a specially trained presenter. This fun, interactive live show teaches children essential personal safety skills and knowledge using age-appropriate language, song, and dance.
What will children learn?
- Differentiating ‘yes’ and ‘no’ feelings
- Recognising the bodies ‘warning signs’
- Body ownership
- Helping children identify language and feelings associated with secrets
- Reinforcing that there is no secret that children cannot tell someone
- What to do if you feel unsafe or unsure
It aims to teach children these essential principals through songs such as ‘Run and Tell (someone you can trust)’ and ‘Private Parts (they belong to me)’.
Children also learn ‘Ditto’s 3 Rules’, which are:
- We all have the right to feel safe with people.
- It’s ok to say NO if you feel unsafe or unsure.
- Nothing is so yucky that you can’t tell someone about it.
As part of the program, children are each given a Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Activity Booklet to take home. We encourage parents to look at the booklet with the children, using the activities to help cement the personal safety messages from the show.
About this Event
“How do I know what to wear”
“Why do I need to understand money”
“How do I learn to understand time?”
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 Monday 16th December all children will have an opportunity to spend some time in their new classroom and meet their new teachers and classmates. On this day the students will bring home reports, class lists and booklists.
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.
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.