Newsletter - 2017 Term 3 Week 5

Sydney Observatory excursion
The students and staff are very excited about next Tuesday’s excursion. Please ensure your child brings their hat and plenty of water to drink. If the weather looks inclement, please pack a rain jacket or umbrella.

Smoothie Fundraiser
Mr Francis’ class are running a Smoothie Fundraising Event during lunch times on August 24, 25, 31 and September 1, 7 and 15. Smoothies will be available to purchase on those days for all New Hope and Pacific Hills students and staff for $4. We are sponsoring a child through Compassion. It is a 14 year old boy from El Salvador named Bryan.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Boxes
This year New Hope will be providing a small soft toy for the Christmas shoe boxes that will be made up along with Pacific Hills. Each school has been allocated a different item to donate. If you would like to donate a new small soft toy (something to love) and/or $10 for the cost of postage for the shoe box, please bring to school by Monday 4 September.

IEP Review Meetings
Some families have already attended their IEP review meetings. If you haven’t already heard from your classroom teacher/s, then they will be in contact with each family soon. These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and to review the goals that have been set. We value this collaboration with parents in working towards the best outcomes for each student at our school.

Visiting Schools
From Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September, I will be visiting three of our sister schools in New Zealand. I will be learning about their life skills and learning support programs that they run for students with special needs.

Mrs Dianne Dowson