- Principals Report
- Kinder to Grade 2 Athletics Carnival
- Grade 4 Camp
- STCPSSA Athletics Carnival
- State Basketball Tournament
- 2019 Christmas Carols
- HRCS Christmas Raffle
- Enrolment 2020
- Building Update
- Orientation Day and Reports
- End of Year Information
- School Fees
- Uniform Shop
- Lost Property
- Accessing "Events" in Compass
- Term Dates for 2020
- Save the Date
- 2020 Outside School Hours Care
- Club Netball 2020
- Holiday Happenings
- Term 4 2019 Assemblies and Liturgies
- Term 4 2019 Upcoming Events
There are so many things that make us proud in our community and for me personally as a Principal. On Monday our Grade 5 students delivered their speeches to their peers in Grade 4, 5 and 6. To see these students that I have known since Kindergarten have the confidence and resilience to stand in front of a crowded room and talk about why they believe they would be a great school leader and how they want to work to make Holy Rosary Catholic School even better was an incredibly special moment. The preparation these students put into their speeches and the support they gave each other was outstanding.
Our wonderful Music Assembly for Grade 3 to 6 was another opportunity for students to step outside their comfort zones and perform. We sincerely thank Mrs Claire Williams for the program she provides for our students.
As we approach the last two weeks of the 2019 school year we have a number of activities and events. Please take time to read the information in this newsletter in relation to the end of year events, reporting and orientation days. We hope to have staffing confirmed within the next week and a letter will be sent to parents explaining the additional staffing structures in 2020 and our commitment to increasing teacher support across classes.Bernadette Brooks
Advent is a period of reflection, repentance and belief in Jesus Christ.
The church year in Australia begins on the First Sunday of Advent (30 Nov Wk 8). Advent is originally a time to reflect and prepare for Christmas similarly to how Lent is in preparation for Easter. The term “Advent” derives from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming” or “arrival”. It refers to the period immediately before Christmas, during which time one might prepare for the symbolic birth of Christ each year.
Purple is historically the main colour used for Advent because it reflects penitence, fasting, and the colour of royalty to welcome the Advent of the King (Jesus Christ). Advent wreaths are symbolic of Advent. The purpose of Jesus’ coming into the world, of the "Word made flesh" and dwelling among us is to reveal God and His grace to the world through Jesus’ life and teaching, but also through his suffering, death, and resurrection.
As we begin this Advent, give light to our eyes and peace to our hearts.
May the Lord find us watching and waiting in joy when He comes.
We pray in Jesus' name.
On Monday November 25th , we had our K-2 Athletics Carnival. The day ran very smoothly and all the children who participated enjoyed all of the events. It was a great opportunity to ensure that the younger grades are included in an athletics carnival as it is run separately from the Grades 3-6 carnival. For some it was their first time participating and they did a great job in every event, as did all those who have participated in previous years. There were five different events on the day. The K-2s were split into grade groups to head off to an event. The stations included the 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump and vortex.
A big thank you to all of the staff and students who arrived at school early to help set up and get the day started. The day couldn’t have run as smooth as it did without the superb effort from Mr Zegveld who arrived on school grounds at 5:30am to help Mr Johnson set up all of the stations for the day to commence at 9am.
All in all it was a very successful day and the children had an enormous amount of fun
participating. Thanks to everyone in the Holy Rosary School Community for supporting such a great day!
The PE dept.
On November 28th & 29th Grade 4 students attended their camp at Spring Beach Youth Camp in Orford. Students travelled by bus to Orford, stopping at Buckland for morning tea and a quick run around before arriving at camp. When we arrived at Orford students unpacked and settled into their cabins before spending the afternoon at Spring Beach, exploring the rockpools and playing on the beach. Students had many opportunities to play basketball, thunder hockey, volleyball, table tennis and cricket as well as time to interact with each other in a relaxed and comfortable environment. A highlight of the camp was the newly completed obstacle course in which students ran many times over the course of our two day stay. Students were just as excited and busy with a visit to SuperTramp and travelling back to school on the final day. We are sure all students would have slept well following our busy adventure, as did their teachers! Thank you to Mrs Bourke, Mr Jones, Mr Rickwood, Mrs McCallum, Rowena, Mr Beven and Miss French!
A team of Holy Rosary Grade 6 boys ventured to Launceston to compete in the School State Primary Schools Basketball Championships. The team played well and fought it out in a tough competition and were gracious in defeat. Although we did not win the boys took this opportunity as a great learning experience gaining some valuable knowledge and skills over the course of the weekend.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Ross Meredith and Cooper Meredith for their time and effort in coaching and managing the boys. Without their dedication these opportunities would not be possible. We would also like to thank our parents for giving up their weekend to travel with their child to this event.
Jarrod, a past pupil of Holy Rosary, graduated from St Virgil's College on Thursday November 28th. Jarrod was St Virgil's College Captain 2019 and was also awarded 2019 Virgillian of the Year. A tremendous achievement.
Jackie Van Leirop
Jackie, a past pupil of Holy Rosary, was awarded Dominic College Captain 2020.
So many of our students past and present are doing incredible things and we would love to celebrate and acknowledge this more. If you have an achievement you would like to share with us either through our newsletter or our Facebook page send through to firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo and a short description.
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.
Our building works continue to progress well. Stage 2 will commence on the 13th January with the demolition of the Canteen. During Term 1 and Term 2 we will be without a Canteen. We realise that this will have an impact on all of our families but there is no capacity to continue with Canteen services during the second stage of the building program. The end results will indeed be worth the inconvenience to us all.
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.
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
FOGO IS COMING!!!
(Food Organics Garden Organics)
Glenorchy City Council is moving to a three bin waste collection service. The new FOGO bin recycles garden waste and food scraps (organic waste) and stops it from rotting in a landfill and producing large amounts of greenhouse gases. Every household will receive a 240L FOGO wheelie bin with a lime green lid, a kitchen caddy and a years’ worth of compostable liner bags. Your FOGO bin will be collected fortnightly, on the opposite week to your waste and recycling bins. Wheelie bins will be delivered from January and the service starts in February. For more information on what can and can’t go into your FOGO bin, visit wastestartswithu.com.au
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.