Here we are again, near the end of another year. I am grateful for all the staff at New Hope School and the commitment and care which they show to the students each day. The end of the year is often a time for farewells and at this time, we will be farewelling Mrs Penny Hambling. Mrs Hambling has been our music teacher since the commencement of New Hope School. We have appreciated the support that she has provided the students. Evidence of her wonderful work with the students is always on display at our end of year Certificate Assembly, and this year was no different. We wish her well as she moves with her family to Queensland.
Information regarding class placements for 2020, will be emailed to families next week. Semester Two reports will be mailed and should arrive at households either early or near the middle of next week.
As this is the last newsletter for 2019, I would like to wish all our school families a safe and enjoyable holiday and blessed Christmas. I encourage you to take time of refreshing and reflection over this holiday period. The final day for students is next Thursday 5 November.

Certificate Assembly and video presentation
Thank you to the parents and friends who were able to attend our New Hope School Certificate Assembly. This was a wonderful celebration. The students performed well and those with speaking roles, also did very well. As I mentioned in this assembly, each family has been provided with a copy on a USB, of the photo presentation. We ask that you respect the wishes of some of the New Hope community and not share this online in any form of social media.

End of Year BBQ and Party
Class F is hosting an end of Term BBQ/party for New Hope students on Wednesday 4 December. Please feel free to send in any treats for the students to share. Please refer to Mrs Thompson’s email for more details.

Swimming Lessons in 2020
Permission notes will be sent home in bags today. Please have these returned to us by the end of next week.

Carols Night
The PHCS Carols evening is coming up on Monday 2 December. We encourage our community at New Hope School to come along for an evening of fun, food and festivities. Food starts from 5pm with Carols from 6.00pm – 7.30pm. There will be a sausage sizzle, drinks, ice-cream and a coffee cart. Bring rugs, chairs and other snacks to enjoy the evening. We’ll be on the PHCS Oval or MPC if raining.

Presentation Night
This is a combined event with Pacific Hills Christian School and will be held on the evening of 5 December, at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm commencement. Please note that this is 1 hour earlier than previous years. A small selection of students from New Hope School will be receiving awards and their parents have been notified. It is not a requirement for all families to attend this event.

Mrs Dianne Dowson

Dates for your Diary

2 December      Carols Night 
4 December     End of Year BBQ & Party
5 December     PHCS & NHS Presentation Night
5 December      Final Day of Term 4