MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR
My warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for God’s richest blessings for the Holy Advent Season where we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus and emulate this joy when you gather your family at Christmas for precious family time. May the New Year bring health and happiness to all. Thank you one and all for the success year that Holy Name has enjoyed this year. I look with anticipation to working with this wonderful community to make each and every student at Holy Name the ‘best person that they can possibly be’.
God, Bless, Kathy
WELCOME PREP FAMILIES 2015
Recently we inducted the 2015 Prep families and the beautiful students into the inclusive Holy Name community. The morning was steeped in introducing them to the ‘Holy Name Way.’ Fr Ray began the proceedings by giving a prayerful blessing. This was followed by an address by Mrs Eileen Moyle TCEO on ‘Early Literacy Skills for starting school’ very useful and informative for parents starting their children on their educational journey. Much more information about Holy Name was shared by the Chairperson of the School Board Mr Richard Landers, the P&F President Mr Ben Bathurst, the Clothing Shop Convenor Mrs Coleman, the Tuckshop Convenor, Mrs Pwney, After School Care (EXTEND) Miss Munchow. While the parents soaked up all this information the new preppies were enjoying our wonderful Prep facilities in the care of Miss Chester and Mrs Jaeger.
2014 MAYORAL SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT
On Thursday 30 October, 2014, Nyok (Year 6) was presented with the 2014 Mayoral School Achievement Medal by His Worship the Mayor Councillor Paul Antonio, at a ceremony at Christian Outreach College. The Mayoral School Achievement Medal is a celebration of students who overcome the struggles that some of our young people face every day to complete what should be some of the best years of their lives. Nyok was formally recognised for his personal success amidst hardship. Holy Name Primary School and the Toowoomba community congratulate Nyok as an extraordinary student!
FAMILY SUNDAY MASS:
All families and staff of Holy Name School are asked to join with our Parish on Sunday November 30th at 8:30am to celebrate Mass and give thanks for the year that has been. Mass will be followed by a joint School and Parish BBQ and games on the oval for the children. This will be a great community building event for Holy Name School and Parish. The attendance of all families and staff will make this a very enjoyable morning. Please make it your priority to attend.
FAREWELL MASS AND YEAR 6/7 GRADUATION
Thursday December 4 is a very special day for the whole school community. The program is:
• Mass – 11am
• Graduation Lunch for the Yr 6/7 students, their families, Fr Ray and parishioners and staff of Holy Name School.
• Graduation powerpoint, presentation of certificates, P&F presentations to graduating families and departing staff.
All classes will be involved in this day. It is not just for the parents of the graduating class. It is an opportunity for all families to give thanks to God for the wonderful year that has been and to say farewell before we all take a very well earned break. The Year 5 families are asked to contribute to the shared lunch by way of support for the graduating class and their families. Some of the Year 5 students will be ushers and waiters at the graduation luncheon.
MOVEMBER UPDATE - WEEK 4 DOWN - 2 DAYS TO GO!
Men of Holy Name – It’s time to unite!!!
We are here boys – You have done it.
So please come to our BBQ this Friday night 28th November. Social games, sausages and soft-drinks are scheduled for the night. So bring your cash and skills for the night. 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. 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