What's Happening at Holy Rosary
A very big welcome back to school for 2017. A special welcome to our new staff and the 45 preps and 10 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 9 weeks.
Firstly, we welcome Fr. Peter Dell'Avo as our new Parish Priest. Fr Dell'Avo began his work with us in January after we farewelled Fr Harte. We look forward to working with Fr Dell'Avo as our Parish Priest and leader of the Parish and school. We invite families to join us for our beginning of the year mass in the coming 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.
The senior students will have the opportunity to participate in the Catholic swimming sports after try outs and we look forward to continuing the sporting success we had last year.
Shrove Tuesday 28th February, pancake Tuesday, 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. The following day the church season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday when all children will attend Mass.
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. These children will also represent us among the community launch in the Mall for Caritas.
The Grade 6 camp to the Anglesea, 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 on March 1st-3rd for a great beach experience, where our leadership program for the children is developed and explored.
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'. We will be having a Parent Teacher Interview opportunity each term, I encourage parents and caregivers to contact teachers if they are unsure and celebrate the success and challenges along the way.