Term 4 Week 6 2023
From Your Principal
Enrolments for 2024
It is at this time of the year that preparations for 2024 are well underway. To assist with staffing and class allocations, it is important that I have the most up to date enrolment information. If your child/ren are not returning to Holy Name for 2024, can you please email or call the school office to advise.
The school has been buzzing this week with students attending swimming lessons. These lessons provide our students with growing confidence that enhances their self-esteem. It is also important that our children learn to be safe in and around the water, particularly as we head into the summer months. These lessons also help our students develop their physical skills including hand-eye coordination and muscle tone. And most importantly, we hope they have fun being in the water. I look forward to seeing the children participate in the school swimming carnival on Wednesday November 22.
Step Up Day
On Friday November 24, the students will ‘step up’ into the class they will be in next year. This day assists the students to become confident and familiar with their 2024 learning environment.
This Friday, we gather as a school community to acknowledge Remembrance Day. On this day we honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty. Students are invited to wear a poppy on Friday if they wish to.
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Annual Calendar of Events
Year 1B News
Year 1F News
Year 2 News
Year 3 News
Greetings from Year 3,
We have been learning lots of amazing things that we want to share with you!
We have been learning about 3D shapes like cubes and pyramids. Did you know that prisms have straight sides, and pyramids have pointy tops?
We are getting super good at numbers! We have been learning our times tables, and we also learned how to share numbers using division.
We have been publishing our persuasive writing. We wrote all about a cereal we have designed and think people should buy. Our words were so convincing!
We made an ANZAC Ted artwork to honour Remembrance Day. It's important to remember our heroes and those who fought for our country.
We're having a great time and learning so much!
From all of us in Year 3 😊
Year 4 News
Year 5 News
Year 6 News
Leadership in Action: Our Year Six students leading the final House Meeting of 2023.
End of Year Graduation Ceremony
What a busy term we have had so far in PE! We started the term off with our good friend Daniel Sims coming along for the day and teaching us some more basketball skills as well as showing us some of his cool trick shots again! The children really love when he comes to Holy Name and it’s great to see the children then get the basketballs out at lunchtime and try out some of the skills we learn!
We were lucky enough to receive another Sporting Schools Grant for Term 4 and I decided to apply for a Volleyball coach for the children, as this tied in with their interschool sport too. We have had 4 weeks of Volleyball lessons now, with the children learning how to Set, Dig and Spike as well as Serve from our very experienced coaches Beau, Gage and Rachel – all whom have played for QLD themselves! What I love about this is seeing the children then getting jump ropes out, tying them between two poles outside the MEAC and using it as a Volleyball net to practice what they have learnt!
In Week 8 we will have our annual Swimming Carnival at Glennie, which the children have been practicing for at their swimming lessons! Thanks to everyone for returning their nomination form promptly – the Year 5 children were the first class to return all their forms – so they received an ice block treat from me! Please return your child’s form asap if you haven’t already done so, even if you will not be attending the carnival – this just helps me plan for the day!
Novelty races will be held first for the Prep-Year 2 children, with them returning to school afterwards. Our competitive races will begin after this at around 10.30am and we will be finished at the pool by 1pm with presentations for age champions from 9-12 years boys and girls. It would be great to see parents there supporting this event!
This week we were very lucky to receive a visit from an aspiring Olympic Athlete named Kira Hedgeland. She is a Triathlete who is preparing to hopefully compete at the Paris Olympics in 2024. She attended Holy Name yesterday and spoke to the Year 5 and 6 children about her life as a professional athlete and what it takes to follow your Dreams and Passions! Channel 7 recorded this visit and will air the story tonight! We have also been lucky enough to be gifted some new tennis racquets and tennis balls from the Ash Barty Foundation to give students an opportunity to try the sport! Our sports shed is bursting at the seams with new equipment which the children are enjoying using!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support with sport this year, being my first full year teaching PE at Holy Name. I have enjoyed it immensely and I hope your children have too, with all the new and exciting sporting opportunities they have been given in 2023! I look forward to working with the community and the children again in 2024!
Yours in Sport
MINI VINNIES CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Dear Holy Name Parents & Care Givers,
The Vinnies Christmas Appeal is all about bringing joy and festivity to families and individuals who may be in need of some extra support. For most of us, Christmas is a time of celebration with family and friends; the joy of exchanging gifts, making precious memories together and enjoying delicious Christmas treats to eat. However, for 2.2 million Australians, including 750, 000 children living below the poverty line, Christmas can be a time when meeting their most basic needs, like putting food on the table or a place to call home, is a real struggle. With current housing and cost of living crisis, the face of homelessness has significantly changed.
On behalf of Mini Vinnies, we invite Holy Name families to donate to the St Vincent’s de Paul Christmas Appeal for 2023. Please bring in donations to the classroom between Thursday 9th November and Monday 27th November. This year we are asking for goods from different year levels to ensure we are catering to the needs of all different families for Christmas.
We appreciate any and all donations you can afford to give!
Mr & Mrs Mac, Haylee Watts (Social Justice Captain) and the Mini Vinnies Club