Newsletter 2018 Term 4 Week 3

Operation Christmas Child Boxes
On Monday, the students personally handed over 16 boxes to the representatives from Samaritan’s Purse. I am thankful for this opportunity for our students to be involved this cause and experience something of what it means to support others who are less fortunate than ourselves. In total, PHCS and NHS collectively contributed 644 boxes. Craig, Michael and Rowen from Samaritan’s Purse are very thankful for our ongoing support and the response from our students and families in filling the shoeboxes.

Social Skills Groups
Our first Social Skills group session occurred on Monday for all students. The aim of this small group time will be to provide further input and opportunities for the students to learn some valuable social skills. The students responded well to this first session.

New support staff positions advertised
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter we are working towards increasing our support staff in 2019. Our current Speech Therapist, Mrs Jayne Ng, will be increasing her allocation from one day per week to two days. We also have advertised for an Occupational Therapist (1 day per week), a school counsellor (3 days per week) and new teacher assistants.

Some dates for your diary
Thursday/Friday 15/16 November           New Hope Camp at Galston
Tuesday 4 December                                Certificate Assembly

Mrs Dianne Dowson