FROM THE PRINCIPAL
As I reflect on a very busy and productive Term 3 I am proud of the many successes for Holy Name students. They have
excelled in The Arts through their inaugural participation in Eisteddfod and the Catholic Education Week Cultural
Evening as well as their fantastic performance at our Art Show. In Athletics our students competed at Central Zone level
while academically our students excelled showing a great improvement in NAPLAN, great results in the ICAS academic
completions and ‘Honours’ at Optiminds . We have enjoyed a term of excellent student achievement across all areas of the curriculum. Well done Holy Name! Enjoy a happy and restful holiday with your families.
MINI VINNIES DAY HERE AT HOLY NAME – Monday September 14
On Monday, September 14, our school will be hosting the Mini Vinnies Social Justice Day. These days provide students, and
schools, with a chance to learn about social justice issues, connect to the wider church community and to share ideas on the
many ‘good works’ each community already participates in. We will welcome 5 different schools with 70 students gracing
our beautiful school. Mini Vinnies Justice Days are a great opportunity for students to get involved in Vinnies Youth
activities, be informed about current social justice issues, listen and interact with guest speakers from other Catholic
Agencies, be provided with useful information and resources for use within their school and interact with other likeminded
student leaders. Thanks to the Holy Name Mini Vinnies crew and Mrs Kerri-Ann Manthey for their hard work and dedication
– enjoy the day children.
|Honours for Holy Name!
P & F NEWS
2015 Extend Holy Name Primary School
After hundreds of hours of hard work by many volunteers, led ably by Jodie Rigby as this year’s convenor, the Art Show has
concluded as a massive success.
Events like this need many things to make them work. These include hard working volunteers and organisers, sponsorship in
the form of items for the raffles and serious cash donations, down to the little finishing touches on the day. Without all of these
things it just would not happen.
The amount of entries, number of school children and parents attending, prizes on offer, plentiful food and raffle prizes were just
some of the many things commented on during the night.
Seeing the sponsors, both large and small, attending the show was wonderful. The surprise they exhibited when the scope of the
fundraising their sponsorship enables was impossible for them to hide, and leads to the real reason behind all the hours of work
to make the event happen is to raise funds for Holy Name Primary School, and our charity of choice, St. Vincent’s Hospital.
All of this effort leads to over $13,000 being raised this year. A truly staggering amount of money that does the Holy Name
So a big THANK YOU to our sponsors and to all those hard working people that make events like this happen.
Ben Bathurst, P & F President
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