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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

15th - 17th February
LIteracy solutions

17th February
Central Zone Swimming Carnival

23rd February
Board Meeting

2nd March
Darling Downs Swimming Carnival

8th March
P&F Meeting – 6.00pm in Library

22nd March
Gala Sports Day Year 3/4

24th March
Holy Thursday – Last Day of Term 1

25th March
Good Friday

7th April
Toowoomba Show Holiday

11th April
First Day Term 2

22nd April
ANZAC Day Ceremony



Sports Uniform Days
Wednesday & Friday

School Assembly
Thursday 2.30pm
MEAC (Sports Hall)

Website Issues

Welcome to our website...

Holy Name Primary School provides a co-educational faith-based Catholic education to students from Prep to Year 6.   Holy Name is a Catholic School immersed in the values of the Sisters of Mercy providing:

  • Friendly, welcoming, family atmosphere that fosters the Gospel values & academic excellence.
  • A care code that has the student's well-being at the centre of everything we do.
  • A student resilience program that reflects a supportive and caring classroom/school culture.
  • Dedicated and progressive staff who are inclusive and outreaching.
  • Well equipped Early Years Centre.
  • An indoor Activity Centre that caters for all types of sport.
  • An engaging and well-resourced ICT program incorporating I-pads, IWBs and laptops
    into our pedagogical practices.
  • Specialist drama, art and sport teachers; A dance and swimming program for all students.
  • An extension and enrichment program.
  • Visible community spirit; Active and dedicated parent body.
  • Fun and exciting After School Program delivered in a safe and secure environment.

Click here to view a slideshow of images of our wonderful buildings, grounds and facilities.....

On behalf of the school community, I invite you to take the time to look at the information available on this website.  It is an excellent reflection of the interest and dedication the staff at Holy Name have towards the pupils and families of our fine school.

Kathy Bliss, Principal   

Community News

Community building is the cornerstone of educating the next generation. The key to a strong community is relationships. How do we establish relationships? We work from the ‘heart’ and with the ‘heart’. A child will not learn unless he / she likes and respects those who are educating them. It is from this premise that we have begun our ‘joyful learning’ at Holy Name for 2016. The success of school events is a strong measure of the success of our relationship. We have enjoyed three very well attended school events - our very prayerful school mass for the induction for the school leaders, the Meet & Greet Information Evening and an extremely well attended P&F meeting. Well done Holy Name community! We are off to a flying start, where all this positive participation will ensure that student learning and achievement is ever improving.

School Leaders 2016       

Our teachers will participate in coaching sessions with the expert Literacy Coach, Angela Ehmer, Literacy Solutions. This will occur on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th February. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in coaching educators to present learning to students so as to engage and produce measurable learning outcomes through joyful learning. Our teachers will implement the skills and strategies established through their coaching sessions. The teachers will also attend professional development sessions with Angela on Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

The enrichment program at Holy Name will continue in 2016. Mrs Manthey will run this program and conduct the lessons with students. The focus of the program is to extend students to enquire and problem solve. The Optiminds and ICAS academic competitions are the culminating events of the program. Mrs Manthey commenced these sessions today. We envisage that the students will experience challenging, creative learning through this program.

There are resounding reports and feedback on the success and effectiveness of the school app. Have you downloaded it on your phone? Parents please encourage and assist each other so that everyone gains access to the app. Follow the instructions so that you can fully access the app.

Parents wishing to subscribe to Skoolmail, please subscribe via the ‘Skoolbag App’ on the left. This will solve a couple of questions parents have had regarding
receiving emails through the app.


The Parent Information Evening and Meet & Greet for 2016 was extremely well attended and an enjoyable social gathering. The teachers presented information that will help families with routines and requirements. If you were unable to attend please contact your child’s teacher.

Thank you to the P&F and all parents for providing nibbles and drinks, setting up and cleaning and packing away at the conclusion.

Check out the most recent newsletter for all the latest news!


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