Community Participation Excursions
Today (Friday) we enjoyed our walk to McDonalds where students were able to practice using money and using communication skills to make an order. The highlight for the students, of course, was enjoying the treats that they were able to purchase.

On Friday 1 December, we will be walking to the Salvation Army Store at the end of Quarry Road. This will provide another opportunity for the students to enjoy a shopping experience. Please make sure your child comes with a hat as the walk has limited shade.

NHS Orientation Morning
On Tuesday we welcomed three of our new families for 2018. The students enjoyed participating in the morning lessons and playing in our playground during recess. This visit also provided an opportunity for me to share with the parents some of the procedures to expect as they start the new year. Commencing at a new school can be a daunting experience for both students and their parents, and we pray that they will quickly settle into the new school environment.

ASTP Travel
Please note the following key dates for ASTP rollover 2017/2018.

  • 17 November 2017 - Last day ASTP will accept applications or variations for this year (2017)
  • 1 December 2017 - Last day for schools to submit new applications, variations and change requests for 2018 school year (next year).

Emails going to ‘Junk Mail’
From time to time, teachers and administrative staff discover parent emails have been inadvertently directed into our junk email boxes. If you send an email to a teacher and do not get a reply in a timely manner, please feel free to forward the email again.

Operation Christmas Child
This year the community of Pacific Hills and New Hope graciously donated 278 Christmas boxes that families had filled for Operation Christmas Child. Our thanks extend to the students and families who have been so generous in contributing in some way to this cause.

Facilities at New Hope School
In last week’s newsletter I shared news of our plans for new buildings and play equipment. If you, as parents, would like to make suggestions regarding our current or future facilities, please feel free to contact me.

Mrs Dianna Dowson

Dates for your Diary
28 November NHS Certificate Assembly 9:15am. Morning tea to follow
4 December PHCS Carols evening
6 December New Hope School Christmas Party (details to follow)
7 December Final day for students & Presentation night 6:15pm (combined with PHCS)