What's Happening at Holy Rosary
Week 11, Term 2 2020
Well we've almost made it! Term 2, one that will be a term to be remembered and shared with the grandkids! A huge thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement throughout both the shut down and our staggered return to school. The children have been amazing and it has been great to be able to have them back, when we initially thought the entire term may be spent in remote learning. Our staff have continued to provide amazing commitment and levels of care for the children and their families. Everyone being out of their comfort zone, certainly created challenges and we are thankful and proud of the way partnerships have been strengthened and further enriched. I wish everyone a safe and healthy break and look forward to returning for Term 3.
PICK UP TIMES
The current restrictions, including staggered pick up times, will remain in place for this week and I will endeavour to keep parents updated when any changes occur.
With an earlier dismissal for the end of term, we will have an altered staggered pick up on Friday 26th June.
Pick Up Times for Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th:
2.45pm - Foundation, Grade 2 & older siblings
3.00pm - Grade 1, Grade 3 & older siblings
3:10pm - Bus travellers
3:15pm - All remaining students
Pick Up Times for Friday 26th:
1.45pm - Foundation, Grade 2 & older siblings
2.00pm - Grade 1, Grade 3 & older siblings
2.10pm - Bus travellers
2.15pm - All remaining students
Thanks to everyone for the positive way in which we have worked to have children in winter uniform. We appreciate the challenge particularly as older children move toward secondary school. Our uniform looks great when worn correctly and it is part of our identity. Please contact your child's classroom teacher if you have any difficulties finding the appropriate items.
Our reports will be released via PAM this week with a very different look to the past. As we have participated in remote learning we have endeavoured to capture the assessed learning children have achieved across the year. I would ask you to appreciate that the content on which we report is reduced, as the usual assessments undertaken in the everyday classroom have not been possible this term. As such some achievement levels may have remained the same as the end of the previous year.
Following the advice of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), Victorian Department of Education and Training, and Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV). The end of year report (December) will provide a more comprehensive view of the year’s learning across all usual curriculum areas. We will also be in a position to recommence our learning conversations, to further discuss your child’s learning in the remote setting and set goals for the rest of the year. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s classroom teacher or myself for clarification.
This Friday we say farewell to Mrs Randall, as she begins her Maternity Leave. I'd like to thank Liarna for her contribution to our school and wish her and husband Phil all the best for the beginning of the next chapter in their lives with the birth of their first child. We look forward to seeing you back for a visit next Term.
We welcome Mrs Tracy Robert’s into the office on Thursday’s and Friday’s while Mrs Randall is on leave. Tracy is really looking forward to her time at Holy Rosary.
Finally I would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy break, we look forward to your return on Monday 13th July.