Additional Learning Opportunities

School Production

The school production is held bi-annually and involves all Holy Rosary students. It is held at the ClockTower in Moonee Ponds and all families have a ticket allocation to attend.

Art Show

The Art Show is held bi-annually and all Holy Rosary students P-6 exhibit art work at this event held in Mercy Hall. Families and guests are invited to attend the Art Show.


Chess lessons run each Thursday during 1st lunch. These lessons are available to students in Year 2-6. These lessons incur an extra charge.

Sporting Events

Each year Holy Rosary holds an Athletics Carnival which involves sprints, relays and a variety of rotational activities. Students enjoy healthy competition between House Teams MacKillop, Sion, Mercy and Hennessy.

Year 6 students participate in interschool sports during the Summer and Winter seasons.

Some students may have the opportunity to participate in sporting carnivals and events at a District or Regional level, should they qualify.

Music Tuition

Students can participate in individual or small group music tuition. Instruments include piano, drums, guitar and brass. Theses students also participate in our instrumental band. These lessons incur an additional charge.


Students are invited to participate in our Junior and Senior choirs each Thursday.

Rock Band

Students in Year 6 who play an instrument are invited to participate in our rock band.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama lessons are a fun and dynamic way of building students’ confidence in public speaking, communication and performance skills. Speech and Drama lessons aim to improve diction and voice projection, and develop natural expression of the spoken word. Students learn skills such as vocal exercises, storytelling, improvisation, presentation skills and drama. Fun, relaxed examinations are undertaken as part of this program in November of each year. These lessons incur an extra charge.


Prep-Year 2 students participate in a Water Awareness Program at Kensington Pool. Year 6 students also participate in a program to certify that they can swim 50m. (This is part of Government requirement).

Genius Time

This program allows students the opportunity to participate in a number of self-selected workshops which run over five weeks. Activities may include gardening, cooking, woodwork, technology, music. As students progress throughout the school they participate in passion projects and inquiry units that further develop the skills gained in Genius Time projects.

Science Fair – Science Talent Search of Victoria (P-6)

All students are invited to participate in a Science Fair. They prepare a project which they share with their peers before displaying it at a Science Fair open to classes and families in Mercy Hall. From here, some projects are selected to participate in the Science Talent Search.  We have high levels of participation in these events and many students have been awarded certificates and bursaries in the Science Talent Search. Our school was awarded the Peter Craig Award for the most outstanding independent school in Victoria in 2019.

Tournament of Minds (Years 4-6)

We have entered teams over many years with great success. Last year, we entered four teams in TOM; Language Literature, Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM), The Arts and Social Sciences. Our STEM team competed in the State Finals.

Shared Stories Anthology 

The Shared Stories Anthology is a collection of stories and art work that is published and housed in both the State Library and the National Library. Eighteen Holy Rosary students had their work published last year.

Maths Olympiad

A team of Year 5 and 6 students are selected to enter the Maths Olympiad each year.

Art Competition Remembrance Day

Two Holy Rosary students have had their art work recognised in this competition.