Our Lady of Fatima Rosebud


Friday 22 March, 2024

Principal's News

Dear Families

This week I had the gift of attending the Victorian Association of Catholic Primary School Principals conference in Lorne. The theme ‘Think, Engage, Lead, with Strength' has been captivating, touching and inspiring, with the notion for each of us to continue to move forward in our work with strength. A strong affirmation for the hundreds of principals was our Strength is our Faith and ‘I am strong and full of courage because God is always with me (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV).

There were many significant speakers and truth telling moments. We heard from Saroo Brierley, author of 'A Long Way Home' and followed by the extraordinary movie 'Lion.' He used his own story to challenge us to fully live our journey - the ups and downs, and saying that 'sometimes catching the wrong train, could be exactly what we need.' 

Harmony Week - Everyone Belongs

This week is Harmony Week and it is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.​ We are looking forward to our whole school celebration on Monday. A big shout out to Fleur Koole and Louise Davidge for leading us with our event and to our PFA for your involvement and continued support!


Our Year 3 and 5 students participated in the NAPLAN testing over the past 10 days, and we could not be prouder of their attitudes and respect for one another during the sessions. Each and every child made an amazing effort and was extremely focused. It was wonderful to see them using the strategies they have been learning in class. The results will tell us how they are progressing. For us the real mark of success is the courtesy they showed and the way they attempted every challenge with confidence and persistence.


Congratulations to the following students who received their badges for the following student sustainability positions today. They have already been very active in their roles, while having the utmost patience waiting for the arrival of their badges - exactly what we like to see!

  • Sustainability Stars: Greta Bateman, Maeve Castles, Estelle Martinelli, Sveya McDonald, Aaron Thomas and Sonny Tropea.
  • ‘i sea, i care’ Ambassadors: Hugo Barnwell, Macy Farelly, Keona Jones, Cynric Raphael, Joseph Shaw, Zeke Solomon-Stephens.

This coming week is the last week of Term 1 and as they say time flies when you’re having fun! A reminder that on Monday we are acknowledging and celebrating Harmony Week (wear orange/cultural costumes) and on Thursday the annual Easter raffle will be drawn after recess at 11.40am. Don’t forget school concludes for the term at 1pm too!

As we begin Holy Week this Sunday, I wish you and your loved ones a time of reflection and renewal this Easter.

Go well 🙂

Sarah McDermott



Term 1 - Important dates and events

Please click on download to access the Term 1 dates and events.


Term 2

Cross Country    (whole school)

Date: Friday April 19th 2024

Location: Olympic Park Reserve, Rosebud - Soccer and Baseball Fields (directly behind the school).

Races starting at 9:15am

Year 2 Girls (2 laps)                          Year 2 Boys (2 laps)

Year 1 Girls (2 laps)                          Year 1 Boys (2 laps)

Prep Girls (1 lap)                               Prep Boys (1 lap)

Races starting at 11:50am

Year 3 Girls (3 laps)                          Year 3 Boys (3 laps)

9/10 Year Old Girls (4 Laps)          9/10 Year Old Boys (4 Laps)

Races starting at 1:50pm              

11 Year Old Girls (6 Laps)              11 Year Old Boys (6 Laps)

12/13 Year Old Girls (6 Laps)       12/13 Year Old Boys (6 Laps)


Clothing: Students are to wear their sport uniform on the day. A jumper and rain coat are essential in the event of cold and/or wet weather.


SSV Phillip District Summer Lightning Premierships (years 5/6)

Date: Wednesday the 24th of April 2024

Basketball Players: Time of Departure from School:  8:50am departure.

Location: Frankston Basketball Stadium     Transport: Bus

Volleystar Players: Time of Departure from School: 9:15am

Location: Eastbourne Primary School       Transport: Bus

Softball Players: Time of Departure from School: 9:15am

Location: Olympic Park - Shire Oval - Besgrove Street, Rosebud

 ALL Volunteers will be required to have a current Working With Children Check and have filled in the Code of Conduct paperwork which is kept on file in the school office. If you have any queries regarding these days please dont hesitate to email e. Thank you in advance for your support

Dan Koole

Physical Education Teacher


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