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TERM 2 WEEK 8 NEWSLETTER

TERM 2 WEEK 8 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This will be my last newsletter as principal of Holy Rosary School. It has been a privilege and honour to be the principal of such a wonderful school community. I would like to thank all of our families for your support over the past 9 months. Jenny and I have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are very sad to be leaving. The staff are extremely committed and we have achieved so much in such a short period of time. Please continue to support the school and the new principal Melanie Resuggan.

Tomorrow we are holding our annual Faction Athletics Carnival. Mr. Kayde has been working extremely hard preparing the students and getting the track marked for this special day. The events start at 8:30am and should finish at the latest 1.00pm. The Year 6 parents will be selling tea, coffee and cakes, for the parents, to raise money for the Year 6 camp. Please support them and you’ll need to bring cash. I look forward to seeing you at the carnival tomorrow.

If you haven’t had a Parent/Teacher interview with your child’s teacher please make an appointment immediately. The information you receive is very accurate and important for you to understand and support your child’s educational development.

Head lice is an ongoing problem in all schools. Please check your child’s hair on a weekly basis.

Many thanks for making Jenny and I feel so welcome into your beautiful school community. Best wishes from both of us.

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary Pray for Us.

Steve Dowie
Principal

Friday 17th JuneFaction Athletics Carnival 8:30am-1:00pm
Friday 24th JuneDerby Football/Netball Carnival
Assembly in Multi-Purpose Room
Tuesday 28th JuneNAIDOC- Kindergarten & Pre Primary
Thursday 30th JuneNAIDOC- Year 1-Year 6
Friday 1st JulyLast Day of Term
Assembly in Multi-Purpose Room

TERM 2 WEEK 7 NEWSLETTER

TERM 2 WEEK 7 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I have been informed by Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) that an announcement regarding the new substantive principal for Holy Rosary School will be made tomorrow. All families will be sent the information electronically.

Next Friday, 17th June, we will be holding our annual Faction Athletics Carnival. Mr. Kayde has been busy preparing the students for their track, field and team events. The Athletics Carnival is always a great day so please make an effort to support your child and the school.

Our Year 6 students are busy fundraising for their camp in Term 3. At the moment they are selling raffle tickets for a signed, framed West Coast Eagles jumper with second prize a painting donated by Mark Norval and third prize a $100 voucher donated by Derby Shell. You can purchase tickets from our Year 6 students, at the Derby Markets each Saturday or from the school office. Tickets are $5.

On Tuesday we had a very productive professional learning day for all of the staff. Our presenter was Roger Saulsman who is a school improvement consultant. Roger ran us through high impact teaching strategies (Explicit Instruction) and the importance of coaching and feedback for the staff. Our staff are doing an amazing job and it has been wonderful to see them embrace the feedback given to them following their observations.

Please remember to contribute to our Containers for Change initiative by either sending your containers to school or when you take them to the disposal point please quote our number C10566203

Thank you for supporting our Healthy Eating and plastic/packaging free policy. We have gone from putting out 11 landfill bins to 4 each week. This is an enormous improvement. Well done!

Friday 10th June Assembly 1:40 in the Multi-Purpose Room
Thursday 16th JuneYear 5/6 Mass
Friday 17th JuneFaction Athletics Carnival

TERM 2 WEEk 6 newsletter

TERM 2 WEEK 6 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Yesterday we held our Parent/Teacher meetings in the Multi-Purpose Room. I would like to thank the staff for their commitment to these meetings and keeping you informed about your child/Children’s progress. Thanks also to all the families who continue to support our students’ progress and the school’s processes. I was extremely disappointed with the number of families who did not make the effort to attend this important, informative meeting regarding their child’s education. I strongly believe the most important thing a family can give their child, after love and care, ia an education. Please prioritise your child’s education highly, where it belongs. Semester 1 reports will be sent out in Week 10.

I would like to remind you that next Tuesday, 7th June is a Pupil free Day.

Monsignor Paul Boyers is quite unwell at the moment and had to be flown to Perth with RFDS on Tuesday. Please keep Monsignor Paul in your prayers and let’s all pray for his rapid and full recovery.

Miss Chloe Beckett and her family will be leaving Holy Rosary School and Derby at the end of the week. They are relocating in Port Hedland. I would like to thank Miss Chloe for the enormous contribution she has made to our school over the past 12 years and I would like to wish her and her family all the best for the future.

Starting Friday, 3rd June, we will be holding our weekly Friday Fresh Markets at the assembly. We hope to hold them each week but it will depend on the availability of the produce in the garden. This week we have eggs, worm juice, cucumbers and bok choy (maybe). Please support our Green Team to make our garden centre sustainable by purchasing our produce. Please remember to bring along some cash.

Eggs – $5/dozen                        Worm Juice – $2 for 2litres                Vegetables – $1

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary Pray for Us

Steve Dowie

Principal

Important Dates

Friday 3rd JuneAssembly-1:40pm in Multi-Purpose Room Friday Fresh Markets
Monday 6th JunePublic Holiday- WA Day
Tuesday 7th JunePupil Free Day
Thursday 9th JuneSchool Photos
Friday 10th JuneAssembly – 1:40pm Multi-Purpose Room Friday Fresh Markets
Friday 17th JuneFaction Athletics Carnival

TERM 2 WEEK 5 NEWSLETTER

TERM 2 WEEK 5 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I would like to remind everyone that we will be closing the school early next Wednesday for Parent/Teacher Meetings. The school will close at 12.00pm and interviews will run from 12.30 until 4:50pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. If you haven’t already booked a 10-minute timeslot for your interview(s) please do so before Wednesday 1st June. The 3 Year old Kindy program will run as normal.

On Tuesday 7th June, the day after the WA Day public holiday, we will be holding a Pupil Free Day. The staff will be involved in a day of professional learning on improving lesson delivery through explicit instruction teaching strategies.

Last Saturday we held a very productive Busy Bee. We finished off the garden centre and had a general clean up around the school. I would like to thank Miss Jenny, Prue, Zac and Asha Smith, Tayah Alec and Dennis O’Meara for their contribution to making the morning a success.

I would like to thank Kylie Morrison and the Holliday family for donating the chickens who now occupy Cluckingham Palace.

We are already starting to harvest produce from our garden, collecting eggs from the chickens and bottling worm juice (fertilizer) from out worm farm. We will be starting up our Friday Market next week, Friday 3rd June. Parents are welcome to purchase our produce.

Tomorrow we are sending a Cross Country team to Broome to compete in the West Kimberley Primary Schools Cross Country Championships being held on Cable Beach. I wish them good luck and safe travels.

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary
Steve Dowie
Principal

Friday 27th MayInterschool Cross Country- Cable Beach
Assembly- 1:40pm Multi-Purpose Room
Monday 30th MayYear 6 Parents Camp Meeting- 5:00pm Year 5/6 Classroom
Wednesday 1st JuneEarly close 12:00pm- Parent/Teacher Meetings Multi-Purpose Room
(3 Year old Kindy program normal hours)
Friday 3rd JuneAssembly- 1:40pm Multi-Purpose Room
Tuesday 7th JunePupil Free Day
Thursday 9th JuneSchool Photos

Term 2 Week 4 Newsletter

TERM 2 WEEK 4 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

On Wednesday 1st June the school will be closing a 12:00pm to hold our Semester 1 Parent/Teacher meetings. The meetings will run from 12:30-4:50pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. An email will be sent home next week with instructions on how to book your 10 minute time slot. Please remember if you need more time to discuss your child with the teacher make an appointment at another time.

We will be having a Pupil Free Day on Tuesday the 7th June, the day after the WA Day long weekend. Students will resume school on Wednesday 8th June. The staff will be engaged in a day of professional learning to continue to improve their delivery of high impact teaching strategies.

This Saturday, 21st May, we will be holding a Breakfast Busy Bee to finish off the garden centre. The Busy Bee will run from 7:00am-8:30am followed by bacon and egg sandwiches for breakfast. We hope to completely mulch the garden centre and complete a few other jobs around the school. Please try to bring a wheelbarrow, a shovel or a pitchfork. I hope to see you on Saturday morning.

Last Friday we held our Faction Cross Country Championships. It was another very well run carnival by Mr. Kayde. Congratulations to Johns for winning the event and a special mention to all of those students who competed and completed the course. Next Friday, 27th May, we will be competing in the West Kimberley Schools Interschool Cross Country on Cable Beach.

This Wednesday 25th May we will be holding our monthly School Advisory Council meeting in the staffroom at 5:00pm.

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary Pray for Us.
Steve Dowie
Principal

Friday 20th MayAssembly- 1:40 Multi-Purpose Room Year 4 item
Wednesday 25th MaySchool Advisory Council Meeting 5:00pm Staffroom
Friday 27th MayInterschool Cross Country- Cable Beach
Assembly 1:40pm Multi-Purpose Room
Wednesday 1st JuneEARLY CLOSE 12:00pm Parent/Teacher Meetings
Tuesday 7th JunePupil Free Day

TERM 2 WEEK 3 NEWSLETTER

TERM 2 WEEK 3 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

NEW STAFF
As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, we will be experiencing some staff changes at the start of Semester 2 (Term 3). We have been very fortunate to secure outstanding teachers to replace those leaving and those going on leave. The changes for Semester 3 will be:

Mrs Jesseca FrancisPhysical Education and Digital Technology
Miss Jemima DurmanichYear 5/6
Ms Aoife McCabe4 Year Old Kindy
Mrs Gemma Laurisson3 Year Old Kindy

The process to replace me is currently in progress and we won’t know until early June who will be the new substantive principal at Holy Rosary School.

BREAKFAST BUSY BEE
On Saturday 21st May we will be holding a “Breakfast Busy Bee” to complete the Garden Centre. We will be mulching the entire Garden Centre.

Date:Saturday 21st May
Time:7.00am-8:30am
Bring:Wheelbarrows (borrow one if you don’t have one), shovels, pitchforks and rakes.
Provided:Bacon & egg sandwiches, tea, coffee & orange juice.


There will be a soft official opening to follow breakfast. I look forward to seeing you on the 21st with a wheelbarrow.

EARLY CLOSE
School will close at 12:00pm on Wednesday 1st June for Parent/Teacher meetings. Please put this in your diary. Further information to follow.

PUPIL FREE DAY
On Tuesday 7th June we will have a Pupil Free Day for staff to continue to develop high impact teaching strategies. This is the Tuesday following the WA Day long weekend.

CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
Please remember to send along your recyclable containers to support your faction and prevent them going to landfill.

CROSS COUNTRY
Tomorrow we will be holding the Faction Cross Country Championships. The event starts at 8:30am and all families are encouraged to attend and support your child(ren) and the school.


DON’T CONSIDER THAT YOUR SCHOOL CAN DO FOR YOU, CONSIDER WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR SCHOOL.

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary Pray for Us
Steve Dowie
Principal.

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday 13th MayFaction Cross Country- 8:30am- School Oval
Assembly- 1:40pm Multi-Purpose Room
Wednesday 25th MaySchool Advisory Council (Board) Meeting- 5:00pm Staffroom
Friday 27th MayInterschool Cross Country – Cable Beach Primary School
Wednesday 1st JuneEarly Close- 12pm Parent/Teacher Meetings
Tuesday 7th JunePupil Free Day

Term 2 week 2 Newsletter

TERM 2 WEEK 2 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

In our quest to eliminate waste in our school and the Derby community we have joined the Containers for Change project. This means we can recycle drink cans and bottles and raise money for the school at the same time. We are temporarily using tubs, in faction colours, while we are waiting for some faction coloured wheelie bins. Please send in your recyclable containers and remember “Don’t feed the fill.”

Due to four staff changes for next term, Miss Chloe moving to Port Hedland, Mr. Kayde on Long Service Leave, Miss Christine on Maternity Leave and Miss Jenny moving back to Perth, we have employed new staff to replace them. I am pleased to inform you that we have been fortunate to appoint quality staff to replace all of them. I will explain the changes in detail next week when all the paperwork and necessary checks have been carried out.

I would like to thank all of the parents who are supporting our Healthy Eating/Plastic Free initiative. The children enjoy getting their raffle tickets on Waste Wise Wednesday and Waste Free Friday. It has become very noticeable the decrease in the amount of waste in our bins going to landfill. Please help us to help your precious children and our precious environment.

Happy Mothers’ Day to all of our Mums.

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary Pray for Us
Steve Dowie

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday 6th MayAssembly 1:40pm in the Multi-Purpose Room
Monday 10th MayNAPLAN starts
Friday 13th MayFaction Cross Country
Assembly 1:40pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

TERM 2 WEEK 1 NEWSLETTER

TERM 2 WEEK 1 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

I would like to welcome all of our families back to Holy Rosary School for the start of Term 2. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and the opportunity to spend some quality time with your family. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has arrived in Derby and we have a large number of families affected and quite a few students absent to start the new term.

This term we will be exploring our Healthy Eating Policy and single use plastic initiative. You can find the recommended food list in the Parent Handbook, on the attached sheet and on our school website. There are a multitude of benefits by following our policy and initiative. They are: general health, ability to concentrate, able to perform all day, arrest obesity, dental health, lower risk of diabetes, cost and saving our environment. The attached sheet, also available on our website, explains how we are introducing our initiative with Waste Wise Wednesday and Waste Free Friday. Please support this initiative and if you have any questions, please see me.

Our new garden centre, dedicated to the De La Salle Brothers, is nearly complete. We are in the process of setting up our worm farm, compost tumbler and completing our chook pen. The Year 4 class are our Green Team and they have been broken into 4 groups to run the garden centre. The groups are Chook Champs, Worm Warriors, Garden Gurus and Rubbish Rangers. You are welcome to walk through the garden at the back of the kindergarten/Pre-Primary classrooms.

We had a large amount of general maintenance carried out over the holidays. A new garden and lawn areas were established in the early childhood area.

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary Pray for Us

Steve Dowie
Principal

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday 29th AprilAssembly 1:40 in Multi-Purpose Room

·  NOT RECOMMENDED FOOD WILL BE SENT HOME
·  SINGLE USE PLASTIC AND PACKAGING WILL BE SENT HOME
·  START WITH “WASTE WEDNESDAY” AND “WASTE FREE FRIDAY”
·  ON WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY CHECK LUNCHBOXES DURING CRUNCH & SIP AND IF THERE IS NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC, PACKAGING OR NOT RECOMMENDED FOOD IN THEIR LUNCHBOX WRITE THEIR NAME ON A RAFFLE TICKET AND STORE THEM READY FOR PICK UP FRIDAY BY SRC (PUBLIC RELATIONS)

·  TEACHER TO SEND HOME THE HRS NOTE HIGHLIGHTING THE NOT RECOMMENDED FOOD IN THE CHILD’S LUNCHBOX.

COVID-19 Update

Mr. Steve Dowie

Principal

Holy Rosary School, Derby

08.04.2022

Dear Parents\Carers,

I am writing to advise you that there have been positive cases of COVID-19 in Pre-Primary and Kindergarten at Holy Rosary School which impacts their onsite attendance today and required arrangements to be made for them to be picked up from the school. The Pre-Primary and Kindergarten students will need to isolate for 7 days.

If your child develops symptoms or becomes a household close contact (for example, if a family member is confirmed positive), they must stay home and isolate for 7 days.

You can find out more about what to do if you or your child is a close contact including testing dates at https://healthcloudtrialmaster-15a4d-1711fadea38.force.com/AdviceCloseContacts/s/. COVID-19 PCR testing can be accessed at a COVID Clinic. A list of clinics can be found here: https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/COVIDclinics

We are also providing the following advice for all families in our school community:

Holy Rosary School remains open today for all other year groups. As for everyone in Western Australia, we ask that you monitor your child/yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result, if symptoms develop.

Please note that the Omicron strain can present with less typical symptoms such as diarrhoea, particularly in children. If you or your child develops symptoms, please take a RAT or PCR. This development may make your child feel worried or anxious, as it will many of us who are parents. It is important to remember that you can help your child at this time, first by listening attentively to their concerns, and then by providing some reassurance. As a Catholic School, the safety and wellbeing of our students is always our priority as is showing care and support for all members of our community.

Please refrain from sharing this news via social media and allow the school, CEWA and WA Health to communicate the facts – protecting both the privacy and dignity of all concerned. I will keep you updated when further information is to hand.

Please monitor for further communication from ourselves and WA Health. If you have queries or concerns regarding your child please contact me. If you have health concerns, please contact WA Health on 1300 316 555.

In the interests of safety for the school students and staff ensure enhanced cleaning of any impacted areas will occur, due to the respective areas having been compromised.

Yours sincerely,
Steve Dowie
Principal

TERM 1 WEEK 10 NEWSLETTEr

TERM 1 WEEK 10 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

It is hard to believe that we only have one day left of Term 1. I hope your child/ren and you have had an enjoyable experience at Holy Rosary over the past ten weeks. I wish you all a safe and Christ filled Easter.

Thank you to the parents who have recorded positive COVID-19 results for their children on the CEWA Self-Reporting Portal. I would like to remind you that it is mandated that you must report positive cases of COVID-19 onto the WA Health site WA Health RAT register. Families are also encouraged to continue to load their children’s COVID-19 positive information over the course of the school holidays.

Next term, starting week 1, we will be implementing our Healthy Eating Policy and our Waste Wise initiative. We will have Waste Wise Wednesday and Waste Free Friday where the teachers will check the students’ lunchboxes for single use plastics and packages. Please support our initiatives by only sending items from the Recommended list on our Healthy Eating page of the Parent Handbook. We are working hard to complete our garden centre before the start of Term 2.

This week we have been celebrating the events leading up to Easter. Today the students walked the Stations of the Cross. We did have a liturgy planned to celebrate Passion Sunday but due to COVID-19 restrictions we will not be holding the liturgy or assembly tomorrow.

Happy Easter.

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary Pray for Us
Steve Dowie
Principal

Important Dates

Friday 8th AprilLast Day of Term 1
No Liturgy or Assembly
Tuesday 26th AprilFirst day of Term 2
ANZAC Day service 8:30am