Tonight (10th December) Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s will be gathering together to perform some Christmas carols. Each class will perform their own carol and the whole school will perform two songs. We have been practicing these during Italian sessions and eating times throughout this term.
Here were the classes practising this morning ……
Here is a quick snippet of a carol for tonight ….. IMG_2525
Recently at Holy Trinity the Environmental leaders have been work on weeding and replanting our veggie garden! Soon we will be able to harvest our lovely range of veggies and herbs. We will hopefully be cooking a wonderful dish in time for carols. Keep your eyes on the blog for more garden updates in the coming weeks!
On Tuesday the 12th of November the Year 6 students went to Knox Leisureworks to achieve their year 6 water safety certificate. Some of the skills that we needed to do to achieve this certificate included a 25m freestyle, 25m of another stroke and 5 minutes of treading water in clothes.
Mrs Harrison was proud of our efforts with swimming at primary school because so many of our student achieved the certificate.
Overall it was a fun day especially the water polo.
Every Friday students from Years 2 and 3 participate in HT’s Minecraft Club run by the DigiTech Leaders. We have been learning about the basics with using their Educational Minecraft accounts such as collecting resources, building and mining. Today all the students joined in the same world created by the DigiTech leaders and they searched for different resources. Everyone is having fun playing minecraft and we will continue playing it next term. We encourage the students to develop their skills further during the holidays when they use their accounts at home.
Recently, our Environment leaders have been working with Miss Hiscox on our school’s veggie gardens. We drew maps of where we would like plant different fruits, veggies and flowers and then discussed what was the most suitable options. On Wednesday 18th of September we got together with some students from the Prep and grade three level to weed, prepare the soil and plant our new garden.
In lego lessons this term the students in years 4, 5 and 6 have been learning how to build lots of different models such as a moonwalking robot, a battle tank and a remote control car that can be coded with your Chromebook.
In these lessons we practise working together with in a group, following instructions carefully on a sheet and learning about some of the different forces used to make these models work.
Overall, Lego lessons are really fun and they teach you lots about some of the different machines we use in our lives.
Currently in 6 Blue we have been learning about different countries from around the world. We have been doing this so we can get a better understanding of different cultures as well as what their climate, landscapes and food is like. For my project I chose Germany because that was where my Pop was born. In addition we had a choice to pick any other country and I chose Germany because even though I knew a bit I really wanted to find out more.
Here is a few pictures of our draft and published copy of our writing.
This week we have been celebrating Literacy and Numeracy week. On Friday everyone was encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character or something to do with maths (number, equation, shape, etc) and we had a parade on the basketball court with the whole school. Some of the most popular costumes were superheroes, Harry Potter characters, Cat in the Hat and Where´s Wally. Here are a few pictures of the parade …..
On Thursday 1st August our Prep students celebrated their first 100 days of school. The dressed up as something to do with the number 100. One example included dressing up as a grandpa or grandma with a knit sweater, cain and fake hair. Some kids dressed up by wearing 100 things like 100 dot or 100 batman logos. They wore capes, bling and all sorts of colours.
The Preps gathered in the Community Space for a parade and throughout the day they did activities based on the number 100.
Below is a few pictures of the day along with a slide show of what each student might look like if they were 100.
In Week 1 of this term our Year 6 celebrated a special milestone in our lives by receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.
We had been preparing for Confirmation since last term with researching a special saint as well as learning about the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. On Thursday the 18th July all the Year 6s students went to St Jude’s Parish to prepare for this special day by having a Spirit day. During this day we completed a series of activities aimed at preparing us for our Confirmation as well as practising for the ceremony at St. Jude’s Church. Monsignor Ireland also came to visit us during the day and spoke to us about the importance of Confirmation as well as easing our nerves leading up to the day. We were lucky enough to have pizzas for lunch and play down ball and basketball during our break times.
We celebrated our Confirmation with the Year 6’s from St. Jude’s on Saturday 20 July where we all had a lantern and stole. When we received our Confirmation Monsignor Ireland blessed each of the candidates and called them by their chosen saint name. Overall, it was a very special day and we will treasure this special event for the rest of our lives.
Here are some photos of the occasion ……
St Vincent De Paul Donations and Feast of the Sacred Heart Mass
Over the past few weeks we have been collecting items such as canned and packaged food that does not go off, toiletries, blankets and other items for the people in our community who are not as lucky as we are. The outcome was that we had almost two cars boots full of goods for St. Vincent de Paul. At Mass today we celebrated the Feast of the ‘Sacred Heart’ where we brought up some of these donations during the offertory procession. Fr Longinus taught us about how this feast is a celebration of love we have in our community and how God loves us. The donations we have raised for the poor demonstrates how much we display our school motto of ‘Love One Another’ for those in need. Great stuff everyone on your fantastic fundraising!
2019 Girls Soccer- Winter Sports Round Robin Day 2
On Wednesday the 26th June some of the 5/6 girls represented HT in the Interschool Sports Round Robin competition. Our girls made it into the Division 1 playoffs because we had won our games from the first day of competition a couple of weeks ago. In our first game today we played against Bayswater South which was a really tough game and the final outcome was 1-1. The next game was against St Bernadette’s (we won against them on our first day) and again we won this time 2 – 0. Our final game was against St. Judes which was the game that all the girls wanted to win the most since we are sister schools. Thankfully, we won this game 3 – 0.
Overall the HT girls soccer team tied for district champion and will be off to play in the division championships on the 2nd Wednesday of next term. Great stuff girls on your performance over the two days.
On Wednesday the 26th of June our boys football team went to Lewis Park to participate in Division 1 boys footy competition. The boys were really fired up for our first game against Kent Park Primary. Unfortunately, we got a bit of a smashing in this game but this did not dampen our spirits for our future games. In the next game Holy Trinity played Boronia-K-12. We were tied after the first quarter but slowly Boronia got on top of us and eventually beat us by a couple of goals. In our final game we played our neighbours at St. Judes. St. Judes were in front for the whole game until the last quarter when we caught up but we left our run a bit late and sadly lost by one goal.
Overall we had a lot of fun playing together as a team over the two round robin days. Thanks to Mr.B for being our coach and for our captain and vice captain for leading us. Great stuff boys!
Today in 6 Blue the students had an expo that demonstrated our learning in science particularly in the area of energy. Some of the different forms of energy that our class explored included kinetic, potential, solar, wind and hydro energy. Throughout the term our class has researched how energy works and this helped us with the building of our energy models. We were lucky enough to have 3 Yellow come and visit as we displayed our models so that they could test out how they worked.
Here are some photos of our hard working year 6’s and their models…
On Thursday (13th of June), Holy Trinity and St Marys celebrated Trinity Feast Day as well as having Italian Day. At the start of the day we had a parade of our costumes on the basketball court. Lots of students and teachers dressed up in Italian themed clothing. During the day the students coloured in some Italian landmarks as well as learning more about Italian culture. In the mini space students played botchy ball the game is kind of like lawn bowls but for kids. After lunch the whole school gathered in the Community Hall to watch an Italian comedy show. Everyone had a ball!
Overall it was a great day and a big thank you Seniora for organising all the activities.
On Tuesday the 11th of June the 5/6s had winter school sports. I played for the footy team and we played on Lewis Road. The first game we won against St. Bernadettes in tight game where Thomas Anderson kicked the winning goal after the siren. In the second game we played against Boronia K-12 and we lost against them because they were a very good team. In our last game we won against Wattleview which meant that we came second overall in the competition. Overall it was a really fun day and we are looking forward to playing our next round robin in two weeks time.
We want to thank Mr B for coaching us particularly during lunch times.
Today (11th of June) some of the girls from the 5/6 level girls competed in our Interschool Winter Sports Netball Tournament HT had three netball teams, Aqua, Blue & Cyan. We had eight girls in each team and we all played three games. We competed against three other schools, St Bernadettes, Wattleview and Boronia K – 12. Our Aqua team won 2 out of 3 games, our Blue team won all 3 of their games and Cyan won 1 out of 3 games (including a draw in one game). It was a great effort from everyone and we all had a really fun and exciting time.
Thank you to Miss Nevin and Miss Ryan for all your fantastic coaching skills as well as umpiring all the games and supporting us throughout the day. We can’t wait until our next games in two weeks time. 😀
On Friday (last week) 10 boys and 10 girls from years 4, 5 and 6 travelled by bus to the Knox Athletics track to compete in District Cross Country. Each age group had about 150 students compete with the under 10 students completing a 2km course whilst the under 11 and 12’s completed a 3km course. Everyone tried their best when they raced and overall we had 11 students from Holy Trinity make it to the next level of competition which is Division level. In the Scoresby Division our school (Holy Trinity) ended up coming 2nd out of the 8 schools that competed.
On Wednesday 15th of May our prep classes were lucky enough to have an incursion as part of their Inquiry topic about Life Cycles. Wildlife Xposure brought along a variety of animals including snakes, crocodiles and birds to teach the students about the wonderful world that we live in. The students got to examine their behaviour and some even go to touch the animals.
Overall the preps had a great time and learnt a lot about animals for their Inquiry topic.