NEWSLETTER Week 2 Term 4

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Starting next Wednesday, 27th October, we will be holding a Parent of the Week morning tea. Parents of students who receive a Merit Award the previous Friday will be invited to attend a morning tea with their child and the staff on the Library verandah. This is a great opportunity to see your child’s classroom, meet the staff and other parents. It will be held from 10:15am-10:45am. I look forward to meeting our first group of Parents of the Week next Wednesday.

From this Monday, 25th October, we will be trialing a new format for recess and lunchtime. Instead of the children eating first and then playing it will be reversed to play first and then eat. The reasons behind the change are our concern that children aren’t eating their food and rushing off to play, the present location is not adequate and to eliminate the unacceptable amount of rubbish left after each break. The children will be supervised in suitable areas near their classrooms.

I would like to congratulate Aariz Mazumder for receiving a national Digital Technologies award in the recent ICAS Assessments. Well Done Aariz!

Important Dates

Tuesday 26th October School Board Meeting

Friday 29th October Year 4/5 Assembly 1:45pm

Thursday 4th November Year 6 Confirmation Retreat

Sunday 7th November Confirmation

Week 5 Year 3 and Year 4 Football DDHS

Thursday 18th November Board AGM 6:00pm

Wednesday 24th November Parent/Teacher Meetings

Thursday 2nd December Christmas Concert

May God Bless you and your family.

Steve Dowie


Free Parent Workshop 7th Sept

Hi Parents/Guardians & Teachers,

We are presenting a WA Government funded FREE Brain-Based Parent Workshop on 7th September in Derby at Holy Rosary School (open to the public – all parents, teachers, education assistants & principals are welcome).

My name is Tammy-Anne Caldwell, I am a teacher, education consultant & motivational speaker from Albany and with my partner Todd, I run Above & Beyond Education.

We have received WA Government funding for our highly-recommended, evidence-based & internationally-presented, Brain-Based Holistic Approach to Wellbeing & Learning Starts in the Home – Parent Community Engagement Workshop, via Anglicare WA & Parenting Connection.

So, we are presenting this FREE parent workshop on 7th September in Derby.

All based on cutting-edge Neuroscience & Psychology, this workshop gives parents the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to nurture the wellbeing & development of their children (aged 5 – 18), presented by experienced, practicing teacher, motivational presenter, accredited social-emotional trainer, and qualified Educational Neuroscience specialist, Tammy-Anne Caldwell.

This workshop is open to the public (all parents & teachers more than welcome!)

Registrations are via our website:

Please see our website,, for further information.

We hope to see you there.