- Principals Report
- Grade 5 Camp
- Coin Line Fundraiser
- Athletics Date Changes
- STPCSSA Representative Team
- Accessing "Events" in Compass
- Orientation Day and Reports
- The Village Program - Term 4 Dates 2019
- End of Year Information
- Enrolment 2020
- Uniform Shop
- Uniform Changes 2020
- Term Dates for 2020
- School Fees
- HRCS Christmas Raffle
- Lost Property
- 2020 Outside School Hours Care
- Day on the Foreshore
- Claremont Flower Group Show
- Holiday Happenings
- Term 4 2019 Assemblies and Liturgies
- Term 4 2019 Upcoming Events
We are coming towards the end of the 2019 school year. It is a time when many of us can feel overwhelmed by the multitudes of things we need to get completed. Our students can also feel overwhelmed. Our Grade 6 students are thinking about their last weeks as Primary students, our other students are getting ready to move into the next class on their primary education journey. While the stresses and pressures of the end of the term can impact on us all I urge all in our community to take the opportunity to enjoy these last weeks and remember our many achievements this year.
In the next four weeks, there are many things happening daily in our school and the Compass App, our FaceBook page, Seesaw and email communication are good ways to ensure that you are aware of the events. We are currently working with Compass to ensure that the app is easier for parents to use. As a pilot school, we have had the opportunity to make suggestions to the providers. While Compass has completely transformed our student management database at a school level we are aware of the challenges that many parents have faced with the app.
On Sunday afternoon Mrs Gemma Bennett and I will travel with a small group of Tasmanian Catholic Principals and Early Years Leaders to Western Australia for 5 days. The purpose for this visit is to look at 3 and 4 year olds in the early years spaces in preparation for bringing 3 years olds into our school community. Holy Rosary Catholic School is one of three Catholic Schools who will commence with three years olds in the next 12 to 18 months. Further information will be available to parents in 2020.
We are now into Week 6 of our final term. It is during the latter part of any school term as students become increasingly tired that their level of resilience is truly tested. It is also the time of the year when parents and teachers are most busy and, of course, tired as well. As the adults in the community, we need to dig deep and not succumb to any negative or anxious thinking so that we can model resilience for the children, showing how we cope with life’s difficulties.
In MJR, we talk about choosing to be grinners and winners, not moaners and groaners. Taking a positive attitude to problems, as “opportunities with prickles on” helps children to overcome obstacles, whether they are small or large. At times, children can take themselves too seriously and what helps them most, is when we, the adults in their life, encourage them to take risks both socially and academically and then applaud their successes, no matter how minor.
When children are raised and educated in a balanced way with proper understanding and encouragement, they are well-placed to grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted and creative people. That is our aim here at Holy Rosary Catholic School and we need parents and teachers working together to achieve this for our students. We are grateful for those parents who work hard to support their children in this area.
We pray our school will be filled with love
We pray our learning will be full of truth
We pray our playground will be full of joy
We pray our friendships will be full of forgiveness
We pray our teachers will be full of wisdom
We pray our community will be full of hope
May we run with your love
Build on your truth
Play with your joy
Share your forgiveness
Rest in your wisdom
On Monday the 11th November all of Grade 5 set off for Spring Beach Youth Camp. It was an hour long drive to Spring Beach. On the first day, we went for a drive down to Rheban beach and made sand volcanoes. We decided to have dinner and then go back to the beach to light the volcanoes but unfortunately we couldn’t since the wind started to pick up. We went to bed quite early since we had to get up early to get to the ferry at 8:30 am to get to Maria Island.
The next day we had to get up and be dressed by 6:30 am. We left the camp at around 7:30 am to get there at around 8 am. When we got to Maria Island we had some morning tea and split into two groups. Each group went a different way to walk to the Fossil Cliffs. The view was priceless from up the top. There was wildlife everywhere and it was lovely being in the nature. There were possums, kangaroos, wombats and wallabies. We had some lunch and then went for a walk along the beach. We took the ferry back and then had some free time back at camp. We had the option of going to the commando course. We had some dinner and had ice cream for dessert. We watched Coco for the movie and then went to bed at 9 pm.
The final day everybody was packed and dressed by 7 am. We had a short play at Spring Beach. On the way back to school we stopped at Richmond and had Subway for lunch. We also had the option of spending $5 at the Richmond lolly shop. Then we went back to school. Thank you to all the staff and teachers who came to camp to make our time so enjoyable.
By Kanasa and Mahnoor
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. Reports will go live to parents through the Compass portal at 9.00am on Monday 16th December. If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher(s) regarding any queries or concerns, please arrange a mutually convenient time on the 17th December 2019.
Due to the fact that students finish school on Wednesday 18th December we have had to make some changes to our usual end of term dates.
On Tuesday 17th December we will celebrate our Thanksgiving Liturgy and Award Evening for our Grade 6 class of 2019. The Liturgy commences at 6.00pm in the St Bernard’s Hall. There is a school expectation that students from Grade 3 to 5 will attend the Liturgy and Awards Evening to support and recognise the achievements of our 2019 Grade 6 students. Students are to wear their formal school uniform. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 2 are most certainly invited and very welcome to attend but there is no expectation in relation to attendance for our younger students. We look forward to celebrating this very special event this evening with our community.
On Wednesday 18th December we will hold our final assembly for students from Kindergarten to Grade 5. This assembly will commence at 11.30pm and conclude at 1.00pm. Parents and family members who attend this assembly are welcome to take students home at the conclusion of the assembly.
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.
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
In response to a survey sent earlier in the year, combined with data gathered from other Catholic and Independent schools, a decision has been made that students will move into the formal uniform at the commencement of their Primary Year's Education in Grade 3. This decision has been made in consultation with the Board. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 2 will wear the sports uniform each day. As with any change to the uniform, we are conscious of the need to transition to this change for parents who may have already purchased a uniform for students in Grade 1 for 2020 and propose the following:
Students going into Grade 1 continue wearing the sports uniform from Prep.
If parents have already purchased or do have a formal uniform they may also wear this in Grade 1 for 2020
Students have the option to continue to wear the formal uniform for the year or the sports uniform.
All students in Grade 1 to wear the sports uniform only
All students in Grade 2 to wear the sports uniform only.
In addition to this change and once again in response to feedback the decision has also been made to make the purchase of the school formal jumper and or formal vest an optional extra. These items will continue to be on sale and we strongly encourage the wearing of the school formal jumper on cold days as no other jumper will be permitted to be worn in its place. However, we acknowledge that this as an additional cost when the majority of the students are wearing the navy softshell jacket.
The navy blue soft shell jacket will, therefore, become a compulsory item and we will also be including a navy blue soft shell vest as an optional extra.
As previously advised when the decision was made to change the rugby top all students should be completing the transition into the new navy rugby top by the commencement of 2020.
The Holiday Zone is a school holiday program for children living with disability and their siblings aged 6-17 based in Hobart and Launceston. The Holiday Zone offers interactive, fun, inclusion-focused activities for children living with disability. Plus, the program provides activities and peer support for the siblings of children living with disability.
For more information and to register children for the program visit our Holiday Zone webpage.
Li-Ve Tasmania acknowledges our valued partners from Southern Support School, Young Leaders of Tasmania and Special Olympics Tasmania plus all of the featured community groups that tutor/facilitate specialist programs. The Holiday Zone programs are supported by the Tascare Partnerships Program.
Please share the Holiday Zone program with others who may be interested.
|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.