October 20 Newsletter
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Dear Parents & Carers,
A reminder that Book Club is due this Friday 20th October.
If you are ordering anything please return the form to the office by then.
Seasons for Growth
Holy Name School will run the Seasons for Growth Program again this term. When changes occur in families through death, separation, divorce children benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively.
This program focuses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication and support networks.
The program will run for one hour each week during Term 4 and will conclude with a ‘Celebration’ session. Please contact Maureen Nicholls on Monday November 17 if you would like your child to participate in this valuable program.
Pastoral Care Worker
Term 4 Assemblies
Last term we surveyed families about 'School Assemblies'. The information received informed us that parents prefer assemblies to be K-6 and less frequent. Parents would also like to be informed if their child is receiving an award and / or performing. Using this information we plan to hold 2 assemblies each term for all students K-6. At these assemblies, students will be presented with Principal, Badge or other 'special' awards. Class teachers will give Merit Awards each fortnight in class, building to eligibility for Principal and Badge awards. This is a slight increase in the number of Merit Awards presented as currently students receive these 3 times each term.
Term 4 assemblies will be Friday between 2-3pm in Week 4 (3rd November) and Week 8 (1st December).
The 'End of Year Awards' assemblies are on Friday morning in Week 9 (8th December). Years 3-6 receive awards between 9.15-10.00am and Years K-2 receive awards between 10.15-11.00am.
For parents who are unable to attend due to other commitments we will post awards with some images in our Newsletter each fortnight.
Next year, assemblies will be K-6 in Week 5 and Week 10 of each term except for Term 4. We will keep this pattern going even when there are 11 weeks in a term eg. Term 1 2018.
Thank you for your input. We hope our changes meet your needs.
Week 1 Reminders
1. Today Monday 9 October is a PUPIL FREE DAY.
2. Just another reminder that Richard Cootes will be visiting our school in Term 4 Week 1 Thursday 12 October.
3. Kinder Orientation will be held on Friday 13 October from 9.15 - 11.00 am followed by a morning tea.
Thanking you for your support.
September 22 Newsletter
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Parent - Teacher Interviews
Please note that the Parent Teacher Interviews this afternoon will be held in the library.
School Assembly Survey
We are reviewing our school assemblies and would appreciate your feedback. Please complete the attached survey.
School Assembly Survey
Dear Parents and Carers,
There is currently a fire burning near Tuncurry Highschool.
We have had reports that the Lakesway may be closed between Tuncurry and Failford.
If this is the case, children will stay at school supervised until further information comes through.
41 Lake Street
Forster NSW 2428
Phone: 02 6554 6504
Fax: 02 6554 8895