Celebrating success and achievement is one of the ‘feel good’ and positive aspects of life. In a school community I deal with many complicated and complex issues so I am always proud to share our great stories. Success and accolades are certainly on the menu for Holy Name this year. Our NAPLAN results showed an unprecedented improvement in both growth and results. More recently we have enjoyed fantastic results in the ICAS English competition and two more awards have come our way with the students nominating one of our dedicated teachers and the awarding of the Mayoral Medal for 2014. Holy Name is certainly providing opportunities for all students to reach their full potential.
ICAS ENGLISH COMPETITION
Our English ICAS assessments finally arrived and once again we have done exceptionally well. A huge congratulations to all the students on their superb effort. The excellent results are as follows:
High Distinction: Declan, Ryan
Credit: Sienna, Olivia, Ethan, Lola, Hailee, Marcus, Elijah
Participation: Caiden, Nathanael, Kearstan, Zahnee, Cameron, Ben
BLUE DAY – 21st NOVEMBER
To help celebrate Movember the school is hosting a free dress day on Friday the 21st November. The theme of the day is blue. So don your favourite blue t-shirt, shorts, dress or a fancy pair of shoes and donate to a great cause. It will be a gold coin donation to participate so please support.
The Christmas concert and P&F Christmas BBQ is well on track to be a gala evening. Please make sure all families are here to make this a great community event for Holy Name. Our community spirit can only grow through each and every family getting to know each other. All students have been practicing and preparing their item with Mrs Coggan and their class teacher. All students are expected to attend the concert to perform their item with their class mates. Please complete the reply slip in this week's newsletter to say that your family will attend the Christmas concert and BBQ. Numbers are to assist in catering.
MOVEMBER UPDATE - WEEK 1 DOWN
Men of Holy Name – It’s time to unite!!!
Second week in and the itch has started to occur. Stay focused gentlemen 17 days to go! Don’t forget to drop in 2 photos to me: 1 – unshaven and 2 – hairy mo!
Please keep Friday 28th of November free. We are going to celebrate our Mo growing efforts with a BBQ and a bar will be operating on the night. Starts at 5:30pm. Entry will be $15 and this will get you a burger and drink, plus all money raised on the night will be going to Movember. Some social games are also planned for the night. So come on out and support with your fellow Mo Bros. Facial hair is a prerequisite for the night so men it is never too late to start growing that Mo. If you can’t / or have chosen not to grow a mo, you are still more than welcome to the BBQ. Our target for the month is $500 so your support is sincerely grateful. Keep up those Mos boys. We are also accepting any kind donations towards Movember if you can’t make it on the night. Please come and see me if you would like a receipt.
I’d like to thank Angliss Meats (Where Fresh Costs Less), Matt Coutts’ Excavation and Landscaping, Dan Murphy’s, Homestyle Bakeries (Country Goodness, Naturally) and Coles Supermarkets for their kind donation of food and beverages for the night. Way to support the community, top job. Well done guys. Please make an effort to support these wonderful community business whose kind donations are paving the way to improving men’s health.
Brendan Redinger, APRE