NEWS & ADMINISTRATION
Mrs Caroline Galea
Family Fun Day is almost upon us. I would like to apologise for the fact that I will not be present on that day. One of my twin sons is getting married this weekend and as a family, we will be travelling just outside of Wodonga, to a town called Gundowring, for this very special occasion. I know that with your assistance, my leadership team, along with the P&F and M.A.D. groups, are more than capable of ensuring that everything runs smoothly. I hope that everyone has an amazing time and lots of photos are taken.
Family Fun Day
Thank you to the many wonderful families who answered our call and have placed themselves on our Family Day roster.
Just a reminder... if you are able to spare an hour on Family Fun Day, could you please make contact with the school office to place your name on our roster.
Late last year, our staff worked on a new vision statement. After many sessions we have finally agreed to the following:
Holy Name is an inclusive, Catholic community
that pairs innovative teaching with life-long learning.
We foster critical thinkers and independent learners to
become active contributors to a better future,
inspired by the life of Christ.
While a vision statement describes where we are going, our mission statement (also developed at the same time), tells us how we intend to achieve this.
Holy Name seeks to create and promote a deep formation of the whole person
- Leading a faith inspired learning environment.
- Building a community of learners inclusive of the parents, teachers, students, and the wider parish.
- Shaping all to live in the image of Christ.
- Establishing the learning dispositions that are central to our school.
Australia’s Best Teachers Campaign
News Corp has launched its ‘Australia’s Best Teachers’ campaign and Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) is a major partner. Australia’s Best Teachers aims to recognise the wonderful work of those in the profession by celebrating our most inspirational and innovative educators. The campaign calls on Australians to nominate the great teachers who have, and have had, an incredible impact on our students and all of our lives. A panel of expert judges will then select and announce the top 50 teachers on Saturday 6 May 2023. We have some great teachers at Holy Name Primary School and I would like to encourage the entire school community to contribute nominations via the following link:
Lastweek, the MAD group held their first social evening. This was a great opportunity for dads to get together and connect with one another. There is no obligation to attend all the sessions, but this is a wonderful opportunity to become part of the Holy Name community. We welcomed the dads that came along for the first time. I hope this becomes the first of many occasions.
All Issue 2 orders must be back or placed online by 3.30pm on Monday 20 March.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent teacher interviews will be on Tuesday 4th April 1:30 - 8:00pm. The online booking system through School Interviews will go live next week, with links and codes announced on Seesaw.
Each interview block lasts fifteen minutes. If there are further items to discuss, you’ll need to reschedule another time. Those students who have PSG meetings scheduled over this term will not need to book in for an interview.
** School finishes at 1.00pm on this day.
If you need After School Care for the early finish, please book with Camp Australia.
In Week 10, we will be celebrating Maths week with fun games and activities - please see the Numeracy page for further details.
Enrolments for 2024
We are now taking enrolments for Prep 2024. If you know of anyone that is looking for a school, please remind them that our school tours have commenced. If you are an existing family, don't forget to collect an enrolment pack from the school office for your child.
We welcome all parents and friends to join us each Monday from 2:30 for our assembly. Each week a different grade level will share and present their learnings. Please see the roster below. On Monday, our Preps will be presenting assembly for the first time.
Come and join us to celebrate our wonderful prep students and their journey so far.
Monday 20th March presented by Prep B and Prep K
Monday 27th March presented by Grade 3/4B
Monday 3rd April presented by Grade 1/2A
School Fees & CSEF Applications
If you hold a current Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card,please come to the office to collect a CSEF (Camps, Sport & Excursions Fund) form.
All eligible families MUST apply every year for CSEF ($125 per child per year)
You may also pick up forms to apply for the concessional fee policy.
If preferred, any of the above forms can be emailed to you OR your child can collect them from the office.
School Sunglasses & Sunhats
To purchase replacement school sunglasses ($15) & legionnaire hats ($13).
Your child can bring money straight to the office or you can come in and pay by card or cash. You can also pay by credit card over the phone, if preferred.
Parent Class Representatives
Each year, we call for parent volunteers to act as Class Representatives who are an important part of our school in assisting us to build a strong community. This is not a difficult role and would suit either a mum or dad. The Role of the Reps is as follows:
There are 11 classes and we are looking for one rep per class. In the past, some classes have had two reps and this has worked particularly well, so if you would like to partner up with another parent in your child's class, please do so.
If you are interested in taking on this role, please see/email Leanne in the office (email@example.com) as soon as possible. We will be in touch with all parents who volunteer.
HOLY NAME PRIMARY SCHOOL IS A CHILD SAFE SCHOOL.
WE PROMOTE THE SAFETY, WELLBEING AND INCLUSION OF OTHERS.