Newsletter Week 3 Term 1

Virtue of the Fortnight: Responsibility

This week and last week we have been focusing on the virtue of responsibility.

Jesus reminded us of responsibility in Matthew’s Gospel when he told a story about two sons who were asked by their father to work in the vineyard. One said he would go, but didn’t turn up to do the job. The other said he couldn’t help, but later changed his mind because he realised it was important. Jesus wants us to be more like the brother who knew the job was important and did what was asked of him.

We have also reminded our students of personal responsibility and owning up to our mistakes. As one of our Holy Rosary virtues, being responsible for doing the tasks teachers have asked them to, following school rules and treating everyone and our school environment with respect is an important part of belonging to the Holy Rosary community.

We have been very lucky this last week to have Miss Jocelyn be responsible for the school while myself and Miss Yolanda have been away at meetings and training. I have been meeting with people in the Perth Catholic Education office (CEWA) and I am also this year part of the executive committee of the Catholic School Principals Association as the representative for Kimberley Catholic schools. Whilst it is preferable for me to remain at school, making the effort to build these relationships with central CEWA and other Catholic school principals means that the unique needs of our school can be heard by them, which means they are more inclined to support Holy Rosary with things like funding, capital development, recruitment and training.

P and F Sundowner Friday 12th March

Our P and F will be holding a Sundowner on Friday 12th March at the Pools starting at 5pm. More details will be sent out soon!

In the meantime, have you joined your class Facebook page? This is a great way to connect with other parents in your child’s class, ask questions and support and get to know each other. The links are below:

Kindy (3 and 4 Year Kindies) Parents:

PP/1 Parents :

Year 1/2 Parents:

Year 2/3 Parents:

Year 4/5 Parents:

Year 6 Parents :

3 Year Kindy Enrolments

If you have a younger child who is about to turn 3 before July 1 and wish them to be part of our 3 Year old kindy, please ensure that you enrol soon as we are predicting it will be full soon. There are only 3 spots left in the program, and priority will be given to children with older siblings at the school.

Student Leaders

Our Year 5s and 6s did their student leadership speeches last week and were voted in by their peers and teachers. Congratulations to the following students and Holy Rosary role models who will help lead our school for 2021, and well done to all those who nominated for a position, all our Year 5s and 6s are leaders of our school!

Johns Captains::           Saedi Rivers & Razal Malay    

Lasalle Captains:         Azriel Bin Omar & Eli Burns

Palotti Captains:         Har Roop Kaur & Leslie McKenzie-Burton

Student Representative Council

Bethany Norris, Zyan Lacanare, Eli Burns, Mystique Malay, Evie Betambeau and Lexiana Devlin

Head Girl 2021

Grace Carter

Head Boy 2021 

Bradley Barry

Guest Speakers Rowena and Netta

Thank you to Miss Jocelyn who organised for guest speakers Rowena Riley and Netta Drummond to talk to our early years classes this week about language. The students learnt many new words in Nyikina, as well as how to sing heads, shoulders, knees and toes in Nyikina!

Year 6 Buddies Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday was traditionally the day Christians used up all their eggs and dairy by making pancakes before the 40 day Lenten fasting period that leads up to Easter. This morning our Year 6s today made some pancakes for their early years buddies and they all spent some time getting to know each other. What great role models and leaders we have at Holy Rosary!

Internet usage

Once again we ask parents to be mindful of their child’s use of the internet and social media. Here is a great article that explains the dangers of using social media before children are old enough: