July 6 Newsletter
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Football boots and joggers for Fiji
One of our families travelling to Fiji in the holidays, is taking joggers and/or soccer boots to communities who need them. If your family has any joggers or soccer boots they no longer use, please bring them into school between now and Friday and leave them on the stage under Kirkangina for collection. Thank you for your generosity.
Dear Parents and Carers
Holy Name School is hosting a Winter Ball as our major fundraiser this year.
This soiree will be held at Club Forster from 6.30 on August 4th.
Please note: THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL FETE IN 2018
This means that instead of having to prepare stalls, collect donations, help on the day, set up and pack up you can simply purchase a ticket at a cost of $65.00 and enjoy a great night!!
The ticket cost includes a drink on arrival, a lovely 2 course meal and entertainment by popular local band The Big Fins.
There is a prize of a $100.00 drink voucher for the first group to book out a table and also a prize for the class whose family has the most representation at the ball.
We have lots of generous donations for our Lucky Door Prize, Raffles and Silent Auctions.
Tables of 10 are available but if you don’t have the whole 10 book as many seats as you need.
It’s a great opportunity to get dressed up and have a fun filled night with family, friends and work colleagues and support our great school.
Tickets are available at the school office or can be paid for over the phone with your credit card.
See you all there!!!!!!
Holy Name School SAKG Committee and P&F Committee
Week 10 Events
This week we finish the term with some significant events outlined below - join us when you can. Please note that on Wednesday the children will enjoy a Sausage sizzle without cost as part of our NADIOC celebration. As part of our Blessing and Opening of the new Kitchen Garden space on Friday, we are asking families to support our project by ordering a pasta dish for $2 from the canteen made from our garden produce. This will be the only item on the menu for lunch in the canteen on Friday.
Tuesday - 2pm Yr 6 Leadership Speeches (Hall)
Wednesday - 12pm NAIDOC celebration & BBQ lunch (Hall)
Friday - 11am Kitchen Garden Blessing & Opening (Hall) + Pasta lunch
Semester 1 Reports go home on Friday and will look different to previous Reports as they are produced by the new student information system, Compass. More information will be provided in Friday's newsletter about the Reports.
Expressions of Interest - Music program
We are currently seeking an expression of interest from the community for a talented and qualified or experienced music teacher, interested in running lessons and/or our school band. To take charge of our highly successful school band, the person would need experience with brass instruments.
We would appreciate your help in passing this message on to people through the connections you believe could be interested.
Camp Quality visit our school
Today Camp Quality visited our school to educate our students about different aspects of living with cancer. The staff from Camp Quality used puppets to deal with sometimes difficult topics. Through education and humour, they developed the themes of optimism, tolerance and friendship. The teachers were provided with some resources to prepare students for the presentation today and I have attached the information sheet for families. Please discuss the content from today to support us in consolidating new learning.
Late bus + more
One of the buses had some mechanical issues this afternoon, causing Bus 4 to run about 20 minutes late. The students will arrive home or to their stops but it will be a little later than expected.
Tomorrow's soup is Sweet Potato!!
We have a lot of lost property at school, including a brand new pair of Size 1 Slazenger shoes. Please drop in and collect when you can.
Dear Parents and Carers
For the next two weeks Year Six Mini Vinnies are collecting books for Tonga because they had a terrible cyclone called Cyclone Gita that wiped out most of the preschools, primary schools, high schools and universities. Tonga is a small not very wealthy island and we are trying to help because they lost everything, you can bring in any good conditioned books, they can be more mature books for the university and high schools or more kid like books for younger ages. The last day you can bring in the books is Monday July 2nd.
Thank you for your generosity from Java and Ezmerellda on behalf of Year Six Mini Vinnies
June 22 Newsletter
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Polding Cross Country
Today we wish Amy Rowell and Alexis Hudson the best of luck as they represent Holy Name School, the Manning Region and the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle at the Polding Cross Country event. Run like the wind girls!
At school, we have the Catholic Schools Office Communications Team visiting this morning to take some promotional photos of our students and school. We will be taking a photo of the School Band and other individual and group shots. It would be great to see students presented well in their correct school uniform for these photos.