What's Happening at Holy Rosary
Week 11, Term 4 2021
Another amazing, unpredictable, extraordinary year with Holy Rosary dealing with more than most. After looking forward to a 'normal' year, it certainly wasn't the way anyone expected our year to pan out. With all that said I must thank our fantastic staff for the way they again stayed true to their role and often went above and beyond to ensure the children had every opportunity to succeed.
Orientation Day was a great opportunity to meet our new Foundation students for 2022 and we also welcomed our new teaching staff who spent the day acquainting themselves with our school and the children.
Our Grade 6 children had an exciting day at their various secondary schools and from all reports are excited and ready for the next step in their education journey.
Last Wednesday night we celebrated the end of the seven years of primary schooling for our Grade 6 children. After a tumultuous 3 weeks, it was refreshing and indeed important to be able to celebrate with mass and a formal presentation ceremony. In keeping with COVIDSafe practice the children and parents gathered in the church with staff and celebrant Fr Minh. A big thank you to all staff involved, especially Mr Coates, Mrs Gerrish and Mrs McConnell who have worked in an ever-changing environment to ensure a chance to celebrate such a significant milestone in the lives of the children and their families.
In additional staff news, we will also say farewell to Mrs Zimmer who will be taking up a classroom teaching position at St Francis of the Fields. I wish her all the best for the next stage in her career and thank her for her dedication and service over 13 years at Holy Rosary. Children's reports will be released this afternoon, and families will note that they are similar to last year in that in some areas we were unable to assess, whilst in others minimal assessment occurred due to lockdown. Our English, Maths and Religious education were a focus during our time away from school and as such we have focussed on these most important areas.
Thanks to the P&F group who supported the end of year Christmas hampers, a free raffle for each year level much to the excitement of all involved. We again look forward to engaging more fully with our parent community next year.
Finally, as things return to some normality the Marong Cup is on the horizon! We will need volunteers to ensure the day is again a success, please mark Saturday 19 February 2021 in your calendar for a fun day at the races!
Merry Christmas and a very safe and happy New Year to everyone.
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