|K-6 Remembrance Day assembly - at 11:00 a.m. - All welcome||10 November 2023|
|K-6: Public Speaking prepared speeches - 10:00 a.m. in the hall - All welcome||13 November 2023|
|K-6: School assembly - 2:30 p.m. - All welcome||14 November 2023|
|K-6: Public Speaking impromptu speeches - 10:00 a.m. in the hall - All welcome||20 November 2023|
|K-6: Colour Fun Run: note and money due||21 November 2023|
|K-6: School assembly - 2:30 p.m. - All welcome||28 November 2023|
|P&C Meeting - 7:30 p.m. - All welcome||29 November 2023|
|K-6: Presentation Night at 6:00 p.m. - All welcome||7 December 2023|
|K-6: End of Term 4||15 December 2023|
|Yrs 1-6: Commence new school year||1 February 2024|
|Kindergarten students commence||5 February 2024|
Last Monday, we kicked off the week showcasing Holbrook Public School to 50 principals and executive team staff from across the Albury network. It was an opportunity for us to demonstrate our outstanding programs and the dedication of our students and staff. The enthusiasm and energy that filled our school on that day was incredible, and the feedback from all involved in the day was well received by staff, students, and our Director of Education, Leadership Troy Mott, who also attended the day.
Kindergarten Transition Program
Our Kindergarten transition program got off to a great start last Tuesday. We eagerly anticipate hosting our incoming Kindergarten students for 2024 over the next four weeks. We aim to provide them with an enjoyable experience and a taste of what "big school" has in store. We want to ensure a smooth and positive transition for our youngest learners and their families.
Our students have been having incredible adventures this term. Our K-2 students travelled to Wagga to watch the enchanting 'Possum Magic' last week. We received wonderful reports of student behaviour and enthusiastic participation during the excursion, highlighting the high expectations Holbrook Public School has for our students.
This week, our Year 3/4 students embark on an overnight adventure at the Borambola Sport and Recreational camp, where they will explore new horizons and engage in exciting activities. I am very excited to join our Year 3/4 students and staff on the excursion for the three days. In Week 7, our Year 5/6 students will embark on an educational journey to Ballarat, further enriching their knowledge and experiences.
Semester 2 Student Reports
Student reports for Semester 2 will be sent home to parents on Monday, December 11 (Week 10). These reports provide valuable insights into your child's progress and achievements throughout the semester. If you have any questions or require further information about your child's progress or achievements, please don't hesitate to contact your child's classroom teacher.
At the beginning of Term 4, four of our dedicated staff members successfully transitioned from temporary to permanent positions through a Department of Education staffing initiative. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Judith Mullins (Administration), Wendy Knust and Brenda Jones (Student Learning and Support Officers), and Kimberly Ross (Teacher). This recognition is a testament to their hard work and dedication to our school.
Planning for 2024
Over the next few weeks, we will be diligently planning for the 2024 school year. NSW Public School final budgets are currently being sent out to schools. Various factors, some of which are outside our control, must be considered as we make decisions regarding staffing, class planning, enrolments, and initiatives for the coming year.
We understand that this planning process is of great interest to our families and the broader school community, and we sincerely thank you for your patience in this matter. Rest assured that we will communicate the relevant information with you as soon as we can formulate our plan for 2024.
All the best to Blade Maher, who will be representing the Riverina in Boccia this week at Sydney Olympic Park. This event is the inaugural Representative Boccia Tournament and is an exciting new addition to the NSW school sporting system. Good luck, Blade!
I would like to personally thank our families and school community members who provided our teachers with a ‘special treat’ last week in recognition of World Teacher’s Day. Your kind gesture to celebrate our Holbrook Public School teachers for their skilled work in educating, inspiring, and supporting our students was very much appreciated.