Holy Family Primary School
199 The Trongate, Granville East 2142
Phone: 9637 6020 Fax: 9637 8464
‘We endorse Parramatta C.E.O. policies, procedures and guidelines.’
1st September 2010 Term 3 Week 7
Class Name Reason
K Butterflies Ayak John Dor Excellent participation in Maths Day Activities.
Isabella Burke Writing a detailed narrative.
K Echidnas Athot Tiap Improvement in writing interesting sentences.
Joshua Malangi Fantastic improvement in recognising letters and sounds.
1 Kangaroos Zara Mafi Fantastic improvement in Reading Groups.
Madison Nohra Looking after her friends in Year 1.
1 Goannas Victor Alofaki Clever thinking during Maths Fun Day.
Alain Limos Careful listening during our Maths Fun Day.
2 Monkeys Janelle Sallit Fantastic participation in Numeracy Day activities.
Georgina Youssef Great participation in Numeracy Day
2 Dolphins Nita Mafi Great participation in Numeracy Day activities.
Awok Aguer Great participation in Numeracy Day activities.
3 Opals Buddy Wehbe Participation in Numeracy Week activities.
Genesis Cagiloaloa Religious Education tasks.
3 Crystals Ta’a Taufa Joining in with all Dance and Drama activities.
Talisha Ivory Working well in Reading Groups and writing an interesting response.
4 Diamonds Chloe Frangie Outstanding effort during gymnastics.
Malakai Cagi Enthusiastically participating in Captivate dance/drama lessons.
4 Emeralds Jamil Atileh Enthusiastically participating in Maths Groups.
Marc-Anthony Nakhoul Enthusiastically participating in Maths Groups.
5 Neptune Aryk Deng Working well on all set tasks.
Josip Markovic Working well in Maths Groups.
5 Mars Jayden Downes Excellent work in Mathematics.
Olivia Dunn Excellence in Music.
6 Saturn Gabby Hanna Striving for accuracy with his Maths Mentals.
Omar Elchehimi Striving for accuracy in Maths problem solving.
6 Venus George Mikhail Great skill shown in illustrating.
Johnny Boudolh Great skill at running and at gym.
Bronze Awards: Diana Jbarah, John Achi, Elias Issa, Tony Soukkar, Isabella Burke, Janis Silverwood, Tatiana Arida, Georgia McIntyre,
Paris Youssef, Peter Elters, Timmy Vu, Emmanuel Deng, Isaac Ishac, Anthony Azzi, Chloe Hannouch, Samir Laoulach, Mathew Issa,
Gabrielle Brain .
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS
Year 4 will attend the 9.10am Mass at Holy Family Church on Thursday. Parents are most welcome to
attend Mass with their children.
Mary’s Birthday Mass:
On Wednesday 8th September Kindergarten are preparing a Mass for us all, to
celebrate the feast of Mary’s Birthday. We encourage all our parents to come
along and think about the wonderful honour that Mary received in being called to
be the mother of Jesus. We also pray for our needs through the intercession of
Mary who is our mother also.
Student Photos: From time to time photos or videos are taken of the students by school
staff or CEO photographer. These may then be used on the school’s website, on
promotional materials or in presentations. If you do not want your child included in such
publications you are asked to notify the Principal in writing.
All parents are invited to attend Community Story Time tomorrow at 2:00 as part of our celebrations
for National Literacy & Numeracy Week. Your children have been placed in family groups so that
parents need only go to one room to enjoy this activity with all their children at once.
During this time the children will hear favourite stories shared by community guests including the Lord
Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Parramatta, our federal government member of parliament, the Executive
Director of Schools for Parramatta Diocese, staff of the Catholic Education Office, staff from Delany
College, NSW Police Officers and many more special guests.
Please join your children for this wonderful time of sharing the joy of reading.
Father’s Day Raffle
Thank you to all families who so generously supported the Father’s Day Raffle. These
prizes were drawn this afternoon and we know that there will be many happy winners.
This activity has raised $1190.00 which will be used for new playground games for the
Again we thank the energetic band of mothers who have organised this special activity. We draw your
attention to the list of sponsors on the back page of this newsletter.
Premier’s Reading Challenge Finishes!
This week we congratulate George and Monique Gebrael, Janelle and Marc-Anthony Sarkis, Annabella Vargas, Abraham
Youssef, Isabella Webe, Caroline Sikimeti and Nermin Elchehimi who have now completed their Premier’s Reading
We now have 41 students eligible for the Certificate Award.
Online entries for the challenge are now closed.
Certificates will be sent to the school late in term 4.
Student Book Reviews: Ingo Series
I wish I was away in Ingo
Far across the briny sea
Sailing over deepest waters
Where love, nor care, never trouble me…
Sapphire was an ordinary girl, going to school, doing ordinary things until, one day, something changed her and
her brother Conor’s lives forever. Nothing will be ordinary again as she becomes one of the very few people to
know the secrets of Ingo.
Dive through darkness and danger and into the magical and mysterious world of Ingo…
If you like books about mermaids, epic journeys and fantasy, then I recommend that you read these books! Once
you start reading, you won’t want to stop.
Guest Reviewer: Sousann, Year 6
The Ingo Series by Helen Dunmore (Ingo, The Tide Knot, The Deep, The Crossing of Ingo) is available in the Library and Information Services
Centre, where you can find the full text of Sousann’s review along with a display of books from the series.
Mrs Carol Webber Teacher-Librarian
Thursday 2nd September 2:10pm Community Story Time
Friday 3rd September MUFTI DAY for all students
Mini Fete to support Yr 6 trip to Canberra
Gym program for Primary
Sunday 5th September Fathers’ Day
Happy Birthday !
We congratulate Charlie Bechara, Jayden Kastrounis, Christopher Wehbe, Chanel
Georges, Joseph Barakat, Chloe Jbarah, Christine Nasrallah, Edward Aldo, Miss
Grey, Raymond Azar, Elian Tleige and Sandra Youssif who celebrate their
birthdays this week.
Occasionally children have accidents at school that require them to have their school uniform, underwear
and socks changed. Office staff in some cases provide items of clothing to assist. We ask parents to return
all clothing that has being borrowed. These items of clothing are not for the students to keep, they are to be
washed and returned to school as soon as possible. Thank you.
Parents are invited to have a look at the www.partners4learning.edu.au website. This
has been newly established to assist parents and school communities in engaging in
Lots of great information and ideas for all.
190th Anniversary Dinner
Thank you to the following businesses and individuals who so generously donated
to our fundraising efforts. We ask that you now support these businesses in return:
The Shopping Network Cincotta Chemist Merrylands
Castrol REBEL Sports Parramatta Peter Wynn’s Parramatta
Budget Gifts & Kitchenware Nader Electronics Granville Myers
Wireless Parramatta Kmart Parramatta Parra Accessories
Star Shots Parramatta Hair Warehouse Parramatta
Granvila Florist Brands R Us Fairfield NYS Collection
Norm Wehbe Automotive Repairs Pulse Pharmacy
Silly Willies Granvilla Bunnings Warehouse Villawood
Holy Family Parent Committee