Extraordinary Year 5 Artists

Extraordinary Year 5 Artists

The Year 5Y artists created amazing Owl Artworks using Charcoal. I’m so proud of them for not judging their work and committing to finish each effort. Sometimes we surprise ourselves and I think they were surprised by their extraordinary owl artworks.

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AUGURI! CONGRATS!

AUGURI! CONGRATS!

Last term I placed a picture of the Mona Lisa on my classroom door. I waited all term for someone to notice that there was something a little different about this Mona Lisa. Finally on the very last day of term 1 Thomas in 6 Yellow said “Signora is that you?!!” Well done to Thomas you are our winner for finally noticing that it was Signora’s face on the Mona Lisa painting! Bravo!

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HELP!! COSTUME ITEMS NEEDED!

HELP!! COSTUME ITEMS NEEDED!

Hello everyone! We are looking for donations of items for this year’s ‘Festa di Carnevale’ whole school production. Please have a look at the list below and if you can help in any way please email me and let me know ASAP:

jformichelli@htws.catholic.edu.au

Red tutu skirts: for Preps x 9

Vests:  to fit grade 6 boys any colour x 6

Bright coloured neon or fluorescent fabric/tops/skirts: etc…. (80’s look items.)

Baby onesies – sizes 2-4: x 6

A box will be left at the front office for all donations. 

Grazie Signora Formichelli

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Easter Picnic

Easter Picnic

At the end of last term, Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s had a very exciting Easter Picnic. It was a great opportunity for many of our families to return to our school for a community event for the first time since COVID.  Lots of fun activities took place including a crazy hat parade, a ‘guess the number of cotton balls in the container’ and an Easter egg hunt. There was plenty of great food for us including a sausage sizzle, gelati truck, donuts as well as a few Easter eggs once we completed the Easter egg hunt. It was wonderful to see so many happy faces and it showed how much our community enjoys gathering for special events like this.

Thank you to our wonderful Parents’ Association who came up with this new event and for their hard work in putting the Easter Picnic together.

Here are a few photos from the Easter Picnic.

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District Athletics

District Athletics

On Tuesday 27th April, a group of students from years 3 to 6 were chosen to represent Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s at the district athletics carnival. Our school competed against different schools in the Scoresby District at the Knox Athletics track.. Students were chosen to represent HT & St. Mary’s based on who came first or second during our school athletics day last term.

Some of the highlights of the district athletics competition were the performances of June (800m), Darcy (800m), Amelia F (1500m), Amelia W (shot put), Nathan (200m), Sunny (800m) with many, many more.

Amazingly, we had 17 students who came first or second in their selected events (A Division). These students qualified to compete at the next level where they will represent the Scoresby District at the Division Athletics Competition.

Overall, HT & St. Mary’s came fifth in the Scoresby District which is a a credit to everyone’s hard work.

Overall, Mr. D was very proud of the HT team in their wonderful efforts and particularly the outstanding encouragement they displayed towards both HT students and other competitors.

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ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day

At Monday’s Assembly we celebrated Anzac Day. Anzac Day is a very special day where we remember all the people that fought and died for the freedom that we have in Australia.

Our Anzac Day ceremony was very special where we prayed for the sacrifices that our have soldiers made, we listened to the Ode, Reveille and the National Anthem, and followed the one minute silence out of respect for those that have served for our country.

Here is the video of our ceremony from Monday:

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Narratives in 5 Blue

Narratives in 5 Blue

This term in 5 Blue has been learning about narrative writing and how to make it interesting for audiences of different ages.  Some of us are even publishing our stories for kinder kids and preps!

Mr B has taught us about using an engaging start, having a dramatic problem and a cracking ending to leave the reader wanting more.

Some of the topics we have written about so far include a big fight in a high school, a magic pool, kids that get sent to Jupiter and a Magic Tree that has a wormhole to a whole new land.

The following chart helps to keep everyone on track during our writing sessions and well as to inform Mr. B where each student in up to.

Overall, we are very excited to publish our narratives and we are hoping to put some of our narratives on the school blog in the coming weeks.

Here are some photo of us at work!

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Year 1/2 Learning in action …..

Year 1/2 Learning in action …..

In the 1/2 level at the moment the students have been working really hard on their reading skills. The focus is on reading with fluency where the students read in class for 20 minutes each day as well as choosing ‘good fit books’ that use the five finger rule. The five finger rule involves the students choosing books that are not too easy or too hard.

In addition, the 1/2 students have been developing their understanding of spelling sounds, 2D shapes in Maths as well as learning about the Easter season.

Here are the 1/2 students hard at work …..

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