Whole School Assembly – Sports Presentation
Today at the whole school assembly Cameron was presented with a medal for his achievements in Cross Country last year. The medal is the NSW Combined Independent Schools Cross Country State Medallion. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done Cameron.

Fun Run
The school Fun Run has been postponed to Friday 28 April. This is the second day back next term. Students will need to wear their sports uniform on this day. Sport will still occur on Thursday as well.

Community Service Day
Mr Francis’ class participated in the Community Service Day on Wednesday by working in the garden at New Hope and washing soccer boots that will be taken to Chile with the mission team. The students’ service to the school and to the mission project is to be commended. The New Hope garden is improved with further work to come and I am sure that many in Chile will be blessed when they receive their boots.

Visit from JS students
On Tuesday, four students from the Junior School Compassion Club visited New Hope School to provide each student with an Easter gift that the group created. These gifts were placed in student bags on Tuesday afternoon. It included a cross woven from a leaf and a card with a Bible verse and heart shaped lollypop attached. The verse is ‘This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us’ (1 John 3:16). This was a wonderful blessing and we are thankful for this generous and kind gift. Our thanks also extend to Mrs Grul and Mrs Lee for the part they have played in leading the students in this activity.

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Easter Puppet Show
On Monday, Keith and Beck Baker (Nathaniel’s parents) presented an Easter puppet show to the Junior School students of Pacific Hills Christian School. Our students also attended this show and thoroughly enjoyed the songs and puppet presentation. It was lovely to see the New Hope School students engaged and volunteering to participate in the show.

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Zoo Excursion
The new date for our Zoo excursion will be Thursday 11 May.

End of Term
Finally, I hope that our New Hope School community will have an enjoyable and safe holiday break and a special time as you remember the message of Easter. The first day back for students is Thursday 27 April.

Mrs Dianne Dowson
Director