School Fair
Many of the New Hope community came to enjoy a wonderful day at the fair last Saturday. The weather was beautiful and many enjoyed treats and rides and bought a selection of treasures. The New Hope stall was very successful. All our potted herbs were sold, with many admiring the great work of our students. There were many musical items performed by school choirs, dance groups and bands. Well done to Jed who sang with the Senior Vocal group. Jed even had a solo part for a section of one of their songs.
School Fair stall
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to the many families who contributed to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. We filled 16 boxes which will be collected from the school early next term.
Christmas Child

group packing
Sports News
On Tuesday, Cameron competed in three events, 100m, 200m and 800m at the Combined Independent Schools Secondary Athletics Carnival. He did very well and placed first in each of these events. Congratulations! We also wish Cameron well as he is competing in the same events at the NSW All Schools Championships today (Friday) and tomorrow.

Year 12 Graduation Assembly
On Thursday all Year 12 Pacific Hills and New Hope students were involved in the graduation assembly. This was a special occasion for Nathaniel and Heather from New Hope School who were honoured along with the other Year 12s.

Excursion Week 1 and Camp Notes
A reminder that on the Thursday of Week 1, 18 October, we are having our excursion to Galston Crusaders and Fagan Park. This will be a great opportunity for us to show the students around the site where we are holding our camp.

Camp notes went home in bags today (Friday). If your child was absent it will be sent home in the mail. Please complete the permission note and medical form and return by Friday 19 October. If you have any questions regarding the camp, please feel free to contact myself or Mrs Elle Morris in our office.

I hope you have a restful 2 week break. We will see you on our first day, Tuesday 16 October, for Term 4.

Some dates for your diary
Tuesday 16 October                           Term 4 Commences
Thursday 18 October                         Campsite Tour & picnic at Fagan Park
Thursday/Friday 15/16 November    New Hope Camp at Galston
Tuesday 4 December                         Certificate Assembly

Mrs Dianne Dowson
Director