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Holy Rosary Catholic School community welcomes you to our Web site.

We are situated in the Hobart suburb of Claremont, famous for its Cadbury's Chocolate factory. We were founded in 1961 with a view to providing a Catholic education to the children of the St Bernard's Parish Claremont. Today we have over 445 students from Kindergarten to Grade Six. Increasing enrolments have allowed the school to continually improve the opportunities we provide for our students.  However the school has retained its intimate, 'family-like' atmosphere through the efforts of our community in partnership with staff.

We are committed to providing quality programs in Religious Education and are implementing the Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, The Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education and Languages. Specialist teachers in Student Support, The Arts, Physical Education, and Japanese along with choirs, drama, and social justice groups provide a rich variety of learning opportunities.

Through extensive technology resources our teachers implement an engaging curriculum using contemporary learning strategies From 2014 Holy Rosary Catholic School has had a 1:1 iPad program for all students from Grade 2 to 6 as part of our communities tools for learning. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 1 have access to class banks of iPads. In addition the school is well resourced with other digital technologies.

Student wellbeing is promoted by implementing a targeted range of programs that promote social and emotional learning, personal safety and protective behaviours. The appointment of a school Chaplain in 2015 has greatly assisted our student well being programs. The pastoral care of all members of our school community is both implied and explicit.  It underlines how we organise our school, our positive relationship approach with each other to more explicit approaches including Rainbows, Financial Assistance for families, Mini Vinnie’s and the Archbishop’s Samaritan Fund. Circle Time, Buddy classes, Peers as Literacy leaders, St Bernard’s and our Bronze to Platinum award program, are all part of our approach towards a positive school climate.

At Holy Rosary Catholic School the expectations of “Respect, Safety and Learning as we walk Hand in Hand with the Spirit of Jesus” underpin our interactions with each other and our environment.  Parent partnership within the school community is welcome and greatly strengthens our continuous improvements for learning and school achievements.

Holy Rosary Catholic School offers a wide range of co-curricular activities including camps from Grade 3 to 6, Choir, Band, Swimming and Gymnastics Programs Interschool sport, as well as other cultural and service activities thanks to the commitment of staff, students and parents. All these programs and activities within the school aim to fulfill Holy Rosary’s goal of providing an atmosphere where students can grow and develop academically, spiritually, physically, socially, culturally and emotionally. 

In partnership with Good Beginning- Save the Children we have a Birth to 4 Program titled Play 2 Learn. The program runs for two hours each Tuesday during term times and supports families as they endeavor to fulfil their vital role as the primary educators of their children. It
 provide parents with support and information as well as modeling of play/learning that enhances early literacy and 
numeracy skill and socials skill development.

Our school has vacation, before and after school care. This is run through Catholic Care. The care is on site, within our existing buildings and grounds so students do not need to leave the school to access care.

Holy Rosary Catholic School is one that prides itself on the spirit of Social Justice that permeates its corridors. Students at our School are challenged to seek truth and justice for all, especially the most vulnerable. No one is different at Holy Rosary Catholic School with diversity being welcomed and celebrated.

If you would like a School that enhances learning, nurtures young people, empowers them to live the Catholic faith of Jesus Christ and supports the values of their family. Holy Rosary is the School for you!