What's Happening at Holy Rosary
Week 8, Term 2 2021
The circuit breaker lockdown was thankfully just that and we are fortunate to have only taken a week away from the classroom. Again, thanks to everyone for the positive way in which we all moved back to remote learning. It certainly isn't our preferred method of learning and teaching; however, it was pleasing to be able to seamlessly move into this 'place'. Even more exciting was the fact that we are BACK onsite and the interruption was only fleeting. We keep everyone in the metro Melbourne area in our thoughts and prayers as they continue to battle through lockdown.
Unfortunately, as per my email last week our new guidelines allow only for essential visitors to be onsite, which sadly means we are again back to saying goodbye at the gate and drop off area. We will continue with our PSG meetings; however, these will revert to online which I am sure Mandy has shared with you. Once again, I urge parents to be vigilant with children and if they are unwell, stay home. Often cases of asthma and hayfever may also present as symptoms of COVID, and as per our guidelines, we encourage parents to ask their doctor to verify this with a certificate and the children can attend school with the appropriate action plan.
The weekend was an exciting and much awaited celebration of First Communion for our children in Grade 4. After the postponement from last year and further restrictions, it was great to be able to celebrate this special occasion with a small group on Saturday. A huge thanks to Fr Minh for being so accommodating and offering an additional two masses, so that we were able to participate and celebrate. Thanks also to the staff who attended and to Mrs Thurley for all her work in coordinating the event, certainly a massive task given the circumstances. I trust the children and families had a great day and celebrated afterwards on what is always a wonderful day in their faith lives and life of the Parish.
Enrolments are coming toward a close and unfortunately it appears that we will be unable to offer tours prior to the closing date Friday 18th June. I urge families who may be considering enrolling to submit the application for enrolment form as soon as possible to ensure we are able to plan for next year.
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