End of Year Mass

Today we celebrated the first of our farewells for our Graduating group.

Thanks to all the family and friends who joined in our celebration.

There was a big gasp when the curtain opened to show the large number of 161 students.

The blessing over the students from the whole community was very special.

They sang beautifully.

A perfect celebration.

Laptops

Hi families,

Just a reminder that laptops and chargers are due back this Monday for 6/7SM.

6/7NB laptops and chargers are due back the following Monday.

Also, the 2018 Graduation Book is available in iBooks – huge thanks to Mr Bartold for compiling 161 chapters. This was not an easy or quick task! It is an OUTSTANDING book with many hours of work put in by every student. It will be a wonderful memory for the students forever.

Thanks

Outdoor Classroom Day

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

 

The weather is looking perfect and next week on Friday 16 November, Holy Family will celebrate our Outdoor Classroom Day.

It is a Global movement and Holy Family is just 1 of 13,500 schools taking part in this fantastic day. Outdoor Classroom Day will be a day of Explorative Play, Learning and Team Work that will take place outdoors.

 

Students will be involved in 3 different rotational activities throughout the day.  These activities range from Sports Clinics including Netball, AFL 9’s and Gaelic Football to Art activities including Indigenous Art to Treasure Hunts. All activities will take place in Holy Family and in the adjoining Grevillea Park.

 

As it is a day outdoors where the students will be moving around and spending their day outside, please wear Sports Uniform and a Hat. Students will need to bring their own Fruit, Recess and Lunch for the day with the canteen available for orders on the day.

 

We welcome registered parent volunteers to come and assist. If you would like to volunteer to help on this day, please see your child’s class teacher.

 

Looking forward to an amazing day outdoors.

PHENOMENAL Showcase of learning

When you have teachers leaving a room saying, “My mind is blown,” you know the students have done something well!

Our showcase this morning was beyond any expectations set at the start of the term.

It was amazing to see each student produce such outstanding work. Work of which they were proud. When questioned about something new they had learnt, each student was able to share in detail their findings.

An amazing term’s worth of work. Thanks to all the family members who came to look today and who shared a genuine interest in each person’s work. The children really appreciated your interest.

We also had a number of classes come to visit our Museum.

Thanks also the parents who help support their children with buying materials and allowing them time at home to work on their presentations.

3 proud teachers today!!

 

 

Moon Lantern Day

Don’t forget tomorrow is a SHARED lunch.

If you’re bringing in hot food it would be great if that arrives by about 12.15.

All children are to bring their own fork and reusable plate.

Students can wear cultural clothes, red or their school uniform.

We look forward to celebrating tomorrow.

History Showcase

We welcome you next WEDNESDAY 26th of September at 9am to our classrooms for a showcase of learning.

This term the students have been working hard to show their learning about an ancient world. The students are working on dioramas, creating food, computer presentations, letters and many other creative ways to show their learning. This has also been homework all term so hopefully you have already seen some of the learning your child has been doing.

To celebrate the learning that has taken place, each student will be set up Wednesday morning to present their findings to the wider community. We invite you the parents, grandparents and friends of the students and we will also be extending an invitation to other classes and members of staff around the school. Please share in your child’s learning but also take the time to look at what other student’s have done as well. We have some very creative students in the class!

We hope you can come along to share in your child’s learning journey.

Moon Lantern Festival

We are celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival this Friday at school. You would have received a note last week to bring some food to share with the class at lunchtime. We also ask each student to bring their own reusable plate and a fork from home to reduce the waste of plastic plates and forks.

Many thanks for your support