What's Happening at Holy Rosary
A very big welcome back to school for 2016. A special welcome to our new staff and the 48 preps and 4 other students that have begun their journey in education with us here at Holy Rosary. It is hard to believe we are back into the swing of things already and despite term 1 only being a short one there is much to do and learn in 8 and a half weeks.
Our information nights in week 2 (P-2 Tuesday and 3-6 Thursday) will be a great opportunity to come along and see where the children are each day and hear about all the exciting things they will be doing this year. Our beginning of the school year Mass will also be on Wednesday, 3rd February, at 10 am as we share the beginning of the year with our Parish and Fr Harte.
The senior students will have the opportunity to participate in the Catholic swimming sports after try outs and we look forward to continuing the successful sporting we had last year.
The Church season of Lent will begin with Shrove Tuesday, pancake Tuesday, which will also be our welcome BBQ evening at the Botanical Gardens. This will be a great opportunity to meet others and continue to build community, which is so important to our school.
Lent will see the children raising money through Project Compassion, where we highlight the issue of the poor and Social Justice. Our students Catholic Identity Leadership group will help guide the children across the school and ensure we honour the Catholic tradition of service.
The Grade 6 camp to the Anglesea, is a change of venue to accommodate changing times and growing numbers but will certainly be a great opportunity for the children to learn and work together in a new environment and is always a highlight for the children and staff who attend. This year we will head away in the final week of term for some sun, surf and fun.
Finally, the partnership between school and home is the most important part of a child's learning. As such we look forward to working with you to develop and guide each child to reach their potential as 'Leaders for Tomorrow'. I encourage parents and caregivers to contact teachers if they are unsure and celebrate the success and challenges along the way.
All the best for an exciting 2016!