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Appointment of New Director

2019 Aspire

For those parents who submitted an audition form for their child for 2019 Aspire and hasn’t received anything, please contact Anne Atkins either by email: or 4979-1331 (email would be preferable).

Welcome to Term 4

Welcome to Term 4.  It was good to see the children had all enjoyed their holidays.

A reminder to Year 5 and 6 students who have not brought back their notes and medical information for their excursions, need to have them back by FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2018.

A reminder to Kinder, Year 1 and 2 students that they need to return the Reptile Safety Workshop on 5 November 2018.  Cost is $5.00. 

Behaviour Support at Holy Name

Please complete the HNS Behaviour Support Survey.....

This year we have established a committee to develop a Holy Name School Wellbeing and Pastoral Care Procedure , it will reflect the 2018 Diocesan Maitland Newcastle Catholic School Office Wellbeing and Pastoral Care Policy. The Procedure will have three components: Successful Learning, Safe and Inclusive Environments and Positive and Caring Relationships. Our intention is to embed positive behavior learning, support strategies and social and emotional learning into our procedure and curriculum. Recently the committee has been looking at the current Behaviour Management Policy, particularly the 'Management of Negative Choices'. This survey is designed to investigate our response to behavior difficulties. We value everyone's ideas and encourage you to complete the survey. It can be completed anonymously. Please follow this link to complete the survey;

Simone Maloney

September 28 Newsletter

Click here to view the September 28 Schoolzine eNewsletter!

Chris Waters' and PT interviews

Don;t forget today we have Farewell celebration for Chris Waters at 1.30pm and the Parent Teacher interviews from 3.30pm in the hall.

Cupcake Stall Tomorrow

Year 6 Mini Vinnies have been busy baking cupcakes in preparation for the Cake Stall tomorrow. Any donations of goodies will be much appreciated and can be delivered to the stall Tuesday morning. All money raised will go to the Vinnies Drought Relief Appeal, this is our last fundraiser for farmers.


Friday September 21st from 11.05am

Wear a white t-shirt and bring a spare shirt to travel home in please.

Parents welcome to attend and supervise.

You still have tonight to collect sponsorship!!

Cupcake Stall Tues 25/9/18 at lunch time

Dear parents and carers,

Year 6 mini Vinnies will be holding a cake stall as the last opportunity to raise money for the farmers in drought. Children may purchase a cupcake, cookie or slice at lunchtime for fifty cents to one dollar.

Any donations of goodies to sell for the stall would be greatly appreciated; goodies can be brought in on Tuesday Morning

 Yours sincerely,

Amy and Claire,

On behalf of your year 6 mini Vinnies

Important message from the Director of Catholic Schools

Dear Parents & Carers,

Following an incident in one of our schools in Newcastle yesterday, our Director of Catholic Schools asked that I pass on the following message.

Dear Parents,

I am sending this to all of you because the safety of students at our schools is our number one priority.

This morning, a student at St Paul’s, Gateshead discovered a needle in a banana. The school called the police to investigate.The police took the fruit and needle away after speaking to the student - and advised us they will be speaking to the parents of the student.

The school has messaged all parents urging them to cut up all fruit before giving it to their children. We urge all parents to do the same with their children.


Michael Slattery (Director CSO)

Brooke Schumann
Acting Principal

41 Lake Street
Forster NSW 2428

P| 02 6554 6504
F | 02 6554 8895