Halo Masyarakat Keluarga Holy Family,

The school year is fast coming to a close. Everyone is thinking about Christmas and the holidays. This is a high pressure time of the year for most occupations including education. The end of the year for the school had the added component of completing a First Aid Course. This required our staff to do around 8 hours of online course work after hours and then the full day practical component on Friday.

Most of our new staff were at our First Aid course last week and that gave them an opportunity to meet their new colleagues and learn a bit about Holy Family. They will be at school a number of times before the start of 2020 to get familiar with how the school operates and prepare for their first day here teaching our children.

Semester 2 reports will be sent home before the end of year so that it gives parents time to read them and talk to staff if they wish. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the end of year reports contact your child's teacher.

Prize Giving and Carols is on Wednesday December 18. We are starting with a BBQ at 5pm which will be followed by the Prize Giving at 6pm in the Hall. The event will finish with the raffle being drawn. There are a number of prizes to be won.

I would like to thank our staff for all their efforts this year for the children of Holy Family. We have a number of staff leaving and I wish them all the best in their new schools. In the same way our graduating students are moving to new schools next year, it is exciting for teachers to go to a new school and focus on the children there.

Wednesday evening marks the end of the school year for the children. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and be safe during the holidays.

Prayer for Christmas Day

Eternal God, This joyful day is radiant with the brilliance of your one true light.
May that light illuminate our hearts and shine in our words and deeds.
May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do.
May we share the divine life of your son Jesus Christ, even as he humbled himself to share our humanity.
Bless us and the feast that You have provided for us.
Let us be thankful for the true gift of Christmas, your Son.

Steve Twomey