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12th August
Language and Cultures Festival


14th August

ICAS Mathematics
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Launch of "My Story"
with Josh Arnold
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P&F Meeting 6pm (School Library)


15th August

Central Zone Athletics Carnival


18th August

P&F Working Bee 12noon to 4pm


20th to 22nd August

Literacy Coaching P-6


20th to 24th August

Book Week


26th August

OptiMINDS 8am


28th August

Board Meeting


31st August

Father's Day Celebration 8.45am

 

REGULAR EVENTS

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

TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Congratulations to Jess Packer and Kim Jones for being nominated for, and being finalists in the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Excellence Awards. 

Mrs Jones was nominated by Libby Rosentreter for her professionalism in her Administration, Finance and Support roles and Miss Packer was nominated by Kerri-Ann Manthey for excellence in teaching and learning – early career teacher.

We congratulate Mrs Jones for winning her award category.  Kim celebrates 25 years at Holy Name this year and is so deserving of this award for everything she does for our school.  We are extremely proud of both Mrs Jones and Miss Packer for being nominated for these awards.  You are both incredible ambassadors for Holy Name.  Congratulations again!

Below is Mrs Rosentreter’s written nomination for Mrs Jones:

“Kim is described as a living example of service and professionalism; and someone with a knack for building a sense of community.

Kim works tirelessly at Holy Name Primary School and happily turns her hand to any task that needs her attention. She is efficient and capable, and always manages her extensive workload in a timely, easy manner; always with a smile on her face.

Kim has been a rock steady support for the school throughout her 25 years of service to Holy Name.

She is known as the ‘face’ of Holy Name, receiving constant accolades for her warm welcome and inclusion of every member of the Holy Name community.

For her professional excellence, and for the manner in which she lives out Gospel values in her daily work, Kim is a very worthy recipient of this award!”

WORKING BEE
The P&F will be holding  a working bee on Saturday 18 August.  Please make yourself available to come along and assist as many hands make light work.  The working bee will start at 12noon and go to approximately 4pm.  A BBQ sausage sizzle will be supplied by the P&F. 

LIBRARY NEWS
Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school from 22nd - 29thAugust 2018. This is a fantastic FUNDRAISER for our Library and without the support of fabulous volunteers we would be unable to hold this yearly event.  Do you have some time that could volunteer to help us out at our Book Fair? Please see Danielle or Mary in the Library as soon as possible to volunteer or click & print the form in the newsletter and drop it in or let us know via email when you are available and what you would like to help out with. Thank you so much!  We appreciate your support! 

Find Your Treasure! BOOK WEEK 2018 18th– 24thAugust 
We are excited to announce that on Thursday 23rd August students are encouraged to come dressed as a character from one of their favourite BOOKS. Costumes do not have to be expensive or complex. Students will display their fabulous costumes in a parade in the hall at 8:30am, where the judges will award certificates for originality, creativity and appeal. 

Readers Cup Challenge
As part of our Book Week Celebrations we will be holding a school Readers Cup Challenge for all students from Prep to Year 6 in three age divisions.. 

When?       Thursday 30th August 2018
Where?      MEAC - times to be announced closer to date
What?        Students will read two texts and answer questions about the text in teams of four
Why?         Reader Cup Challenges encourage students to read purposefully, work in a team and develop a love of reading and literature. It also provides an opportunity for readers to compete in what is always an enjoyable competition.

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.        

 

 
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