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School Office Reopens - Pupil Free Days
Uniform Shop Open 9am to 12noon
23rd January 2017
First Day of Term 1
Australia Day Public Holiday
Sports Uniform Days
Wednesday & Friday
MEAC (Sports Hall)
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.
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
FROM THE PRINCIPAL With the season of Advent and the blessings of the Christ Child comes the closure of a very successful, busy and somewhat challenging 2016 school year. Our students, once again achieved great heights through improved learning and achievement outcomes across all areas of the curriculum and extra-curricular endeavours. To mention but a few we enjoyed great success in Opti-MINDS, NAPLAN, ICAS, Sing-Out and of course our 'We are Aussi Kids' famous hit. We also excelled in Athletics and Swimming representatives. Huge and impressive achievements from a small school! To quote once again from our school survey, 'Holy Name is a small school with a big heart.' This is most evident in our pastoral care and social justice ethic where we have witnessed Holy Name community rally together in our 'Walk Together' project where we celebrated diversity and acceptance. Holy Name has had a very successful year and I look back on it with extreme pride. The students of Holy Name often express their love of their school, their friends and teachers. To the parents of Holy Name I thank and congratulate you for your loyalty and promotion of your school. It is through you, the parents of Holy Name that your school will grow and prosper not just in the New Year but also into the future.
WELCOME PREP FAMILIES 2017
Today we inducted the 2017 Prep families and their beautiful students into the inclusive Holy Name community. The morning was steeped in introducing them to the 'Holy Name Way.' The families of 2017 were well informed by the Inclusive Education team from Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office. Much more information about Holy Name was shared by the Chairperson of the School Board Mrs Bathurst, the P&F Vice-President, Mrs Meecle, the Clothing Shop Convenor, Mrs Walters, the Tuckshop Convenor, Ms Kowitz, and our After School Care (EXTEND) representatives, Francesca and Mel. While the parents soaked up all this information, the new Preppies were enjoying our wonderful Prep facilities in the care of Mrs Arnold and Mrs Jaeger.
If you child is due to commence Prep in 2017 and you have not enrolled, please collect an enrolment form from the front office. Spaces are filling quickly; we would be very disappointed if anyone should miss out on a place!
WE ARE AUSSIE KIDS!
Check out the super cool students from Holy Name School who have collaborated with Small Town Culture to create 'Aussie Kids', a production full of talent and personality.
The music video is Episode 3 in the 'Walk Together Toowoomba' YouTube Series celebrating cultural diversity and acceptance in local schools. Supported by MDA and the Queensland Council of Unions.
You can also view the video by liking the Small Town Culture Facebook page where you can share it with your friends to really celebrate and promote the amazing learning at Holy Name.