Welcome to Our Website!
Holy Name Primary School is nestled in the heart of Toowoomba city, Queensland, Australia. We provide a co-educational faith-based Catholic education to students from Prep to Year 7.
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
and caring classroom/school culture.
- Dedicated and progressive staff who are inclusive
- 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
FOCUS ON LITERACY
Our Literacy Coach, Angela Ehmer, from Literacy Solutions has been at Holy Name this week working with teachers to up-skill them in all aspects of delivering quality literacy in their classrooms. The goal at Holy Name is to establish a consistent approach to the teaching of Literacy (reading and writing) from Prep through to Year 7. Mrs Ehmer has worked with all class groups thus enabling all students exposure to her enthusiasm and expertise in Literacy. This coaching will continue to up skill our teachers and further develop the consistent delivery of literacy, all aspects of reading and writing, from Prep to Year 7.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Next week, 26th July - 1st August, will see all Catholic schools across Queensland celebrate Catholic Education Week 2014, with the theme being: Come Live Life in all its Fullness. This inspirational call is based on the Gospel of John (10:10), challenging those who answer it to “live fully”.
Reflecting this Gospel call, Catholic schools strive to provide a learning experience through which every young person has the opportunity to reach their full human potential - spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, culturally and physically - and know what it means to engage in all that life has to offer.
During Catholic Education Week 2014, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate and share how their communities are encouraging and providing opportunities for their members to “Come, live life in all its fullness”.
There are 292 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate 138,000 students and employ more than 17,000 teachers and staff.
Our school, Holy Name Primary School is hosting a mass at 9:00am next Tuesday 29th July in our Holy Name Church. Parents, family members and parishioners are most welcome to come and join us as we celebrate this special week in our school year. As a school we will be beginning our week on Tuesday with a school mass and Thursday our Years 5, 6 & 7 netball and touch teams will participate with other Catholic Schools from across the Diocese in the annual sporting carnivals promoting the Catholic ethos.
MINI VINNIES REPORT
Last term the Mini Vinnies group assisted in the raising of money for drought stricken farmers by asking students to dress as a farmer for the cost of a gold coin and holding a sausage sizzle. Through the generous donations of the Holy Name community, the group raised over $350.00. Thank you to Chef Short and all of the staff and students for supporting this worthy cause!
P & F NEWS
The Holy Name with Extend OSHC Art Show is on the 5th September. We are presently approaching major & minor sponsors for the Art Show Previous sponsors have been contacted & we would like to increase our sponsorship base for 2014. If any Holy Name families have a business or know someone with a business that would like to support our school would you make contact with Kim Jones at the school office or email email@example.com
Major sponsorship involves a monetary donation. Minor sponsorship involves donations, gifts for the multi-draw.
We would encourage your involvement in promoting this major fundraising event to purchase more valuable resources for our children. Thank-you for your support of the Art Show for 2014. Regards, Jo Taylor for Art Show Committee