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WEEK 9 ITALIAN/PERFORMING ARTS STARS OF THE WEEK!

WEEK 9 ITALIAN/PERFORMING ARTS STARS OF THE WEEK!

It has been another wonderful week in Italian/Performing Arts! This week we had a bit of a “masterchef’ challenge! The Prep/1/2 students had the opportunity to bake some bear cookies, if they were unable to do the baking they had the option of making an origami bear and the 3-6 students made ‘una pizza rustica’ – an authentic rustic pizza.

Our stars of the week for week 9 are:

The Prep star of the week is: Ashan

The grade 1/2 stars of the week are: Yianni, Madelyn, Oliver T, Samantha C, Lakshmi and Lauren.

The grade 3/4 stars of the week are: Gloria, OliviaH, Pierre, Cara G, Chantal and Ella V.

The grade 5/6  stars of the week are: Liv, Mya, Tazio, Sunny and Lucy.

Check out some photos that students sent in:

Ciao Signora Formichelli

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Week 8 Italian/Performing Arts Online Stars of the Week!

Week 8 Italian/Performing Arts Online Stars of the Week!

It has been another fantastic week in Italian/Performing Arts!

This week the Preps revised the numbers 1-10. The Prep star of the week is: Anishka

The grade 1/2 students listened to a story called Orso marrone cosa vedi? – Brown Bear what can you see?  and learnt a new dance. It was great to see the videos of them dancing! The grade 1/2 stars of the week are: Ria, Yianni, Courtney and Chiara.

The grade 3/4 students continued working on an online investigation about Italy – this week they listened to a story called La macchinetta rossa – the little car. The car went on a race around Italy and visited lots of different monuments . Our stars of the week from this level are: EmersonD and LachlanG.

The grade 5/6 students have continued with their online study about Leonardo da Vinci. This week it was all about his inventions. Our stars of the week for this level are: Nathan,Liam, Noah and Holly.

Keep up the fabulous work everyone!

Ciao Signora Formichelli

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Week 7 Italian/Performing Arts Stars of the Week!

Week 7 Italian/Performing Arts Stars of the Week!

It has been another fun week in Italian/Performing Arts! The Prep students learnt a new chant called Signor Pollice – Mr Thumb. They recorded themselves saying the chant and doing the actions. It made my day to see the videos and I was very impressed with the way the students acted out the chant! Fantastico lavoro!

The Prep stars of the week are: Jordan and Kaya!

The grade 1/2 students revised the body parts and learnt a new dance. It was great to see the videos of them dancing!

The grade 1/2 stars of the week are: Aarav and Ruby in year 1 and Thomas in year 2.

The grade 3/4 students have been working hard on an online investigation about Italy and completing some more modules in the Languagenut program.

Our stars of the week from this level are: Taya and Zoe B in year 3 and Chantal in year 4.

The grade 5/6 students have continued with their online study about Leonardo da Vinci. This week it was all about the Mona Lisa. Our stars of the week for this level are: Ella G and Charlotte in year 5 and Scarlet, Sunny and Ryan in year 6.

The grade 3-6 students have continued completing modules in the Languagenut program. The class that is leading the charge at the moment is – (insert drum roll here)  – 4 Yellow with an outstanding score of 443,200 points! Eccellente!

Our total medal tally:

3551 Gold

540 Silver

233 Bronze

And our world ranking is – 69.

Keep up the AWESOME work everyone!

Ciao Signora Formichelli

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ITALIAN/PERFORMING ARTS STARS OF WEEK 6!

ITALIAN/PERFORMING ARTS STARS OF WEEK 6!

It has been a great week of remote learning this week in Italian/Performing Arts lessons! The grade 5/6 students learnt about Leonardo da Vinci and mirror writing. They were set the challenge of creating a sentence in Italian about themselves and presenting it in mirror writing.

Check out some of the mirror writing that they came up with! Can you work out what it says?

The Preps have been learning about Le parti del corpo – the body parts. They were given the challenge of creating Signor Patata – Mr Potato Head using an interactive google slide. Check out some of their creations!

Class stars of the week:

Prep Blue: Primrose and Ryder

Prep Yellow: Lily, Hazel and Giselle

The grade 1/2 students revised the numbers in Italian and played some online interactive games to practice. They did a great job! Fantastico!

Class stars of the week:

1 Blue: Patrick S

1 Yellow: Evie B

2 Blue: Zara R

2 Yellow: Owen S

The grade 3/4 students continued with the online Languagenut program.  3 Yellow are undefeated champions with an amazing score of 369,800 points!!!!

Keep up the AMAZING work everyone!

Ciao Signora Formichelli

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ITALIAN/PERFORMING ARTS REMOTE LEARNING STARS OF THE WEEK!

ITALIAN/PERFORMING ARTS REMOTE LEARNING STARS OF THE WEEK!

Last week (week 5 of remote learning)  the students in year 3-6 were set the challenge of completing some language learning modules in an online program called LANGUAGENUT. Each class and each individual student is awarded points as they complete each language module and also awarded a gold, silver or bronze for their efforts. We are also given a world ranking against other schools and countries.

The students rose to the challenge magnificently so I have chosen some remote learning stars of the week! Check out the list below:

REMOTE LEARNING CLASS OF THE WEEK:

3 YELLOW with a whopping score of 203,800! What an awesome effort from 3 Yellow!

Top students from each class:

3 Blue – Charlize C

3  Yellow – Wyatt C

4 Blue – Amelia F

4 Yellow – Ella V

5 Blue – Angel J

5 Yellow – Abbey G

6 Blue – Lucy G

6 Yellow – Josh G

TOTAL GOLD – 3159

TOTAL SILVER – 468

TOTAL BRONZE – 206

WORLD RANKING – 148th

Keep up the great work everyone!

Ciao Signora Formichelli

 

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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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School Production 2021 – Festa di Carnevale!

School Production 2021 – Festa di Carnevale!

It with great excitement that I share with you the theme for this year’s whole school production! Our production will be all about Carnevale time in Venice! At this stage the production will be in term 3 on Thursday 9th September at Crossways – more information will be available in term 3 once we know more with regards to numbers at the venue etc..

Last term the grade 5 and 6 students had the opportunity to audition for a main role in the production – the auditions were absolutely fantastic! The production committee will be announcing the main characters very soon!

The grade 5’s theme for the production will be ‘Magia’ – Magic! They will be particpating in magic workshops with Tim Mason from the Melbourne Magic Academy. Their first workshop was on Friday 23rd April. The students had so much fun and are very much looking forward to learning some magic tricks.

Check out the video below:

Ciao a presto!

Signora Formichelli

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‘Natale at HT’ Showcase 2020

‘Natale at HT’ Showcase 2020

The students are very excited to share with you the link to the ‘Natale at HT’ showcase. It was very sad that we couldn’t participate in this year’s whole school concert so this was a way in which the students could still be part of a performance.

Click on this link to view each class performance:

https://sites.google.com/htws.catholic.edu.au/italianandperformingarts/home

Buon Natale!

Ciao Signora Formichelli

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Natale at HT – Christmas at HT filming in week 10

Natale at HT – Christmas at HT filming in week 10

Dear parents 

In light of our school production being cancelled I thought that it would be great if the students could still participate in a performance. This term the students have been working on a christmas performance that will be filmed and streamed to families. Students are encouraged to come to school on their designated filming day dressed up in Christmas colours or costume. Students can either come to school dressed in their chosen outfit or if they prefer they can wear their school uniform and bring their items in a clearly marked bag to change into at their designated class filming time. It would be preferred if students wear school shoes or runners as well. There is no need to buy anything new for the filming – whatever you already have at home is perfectly fine. For example: xmas tshirt, red top, green top, christmas headband, christmas hat etc… Some students have discussed with me that they already have a Christmas costume for example: Christmas onesies, Elf costume, Santa costume, reindeer costume, angel costume etc.. so they are more than welcome to wear these.

Each grade will be assigned a time to be filmed throughout the day. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via email – jformichelli@htws.catholic.edu.au

Looking forward to showcasing the students Christmas performances!

Ciao Signora Formichelli

Italian/Performing Arts Teacher

Please check the timetable below to see when your child’s class will be filming:

 

Monday 7th December Tuesday 8th December
Prep Yellow 3 Yellow
1 Yellow 4 Yellow
2 Blue 2 Yellow
3 Blue
4 Blue
Wednesday 9th December Thursday 10th December
5 Yellow 6 Blue
6 Yellow Prep Blue
5 Blue
1 Blue
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Looking for something fun to do during the holidays?!?

Looking for something fun to do during the holidays?!?

Ciao a tutti I hope that you are all doing well with home learning. I am looking forward to seeing you back at school in term 4!

If you are looking for something to do during the holidays my friend Tim is running magic classes online. Check out the details below:

PictureONLINE MAGIC ADVENTURE CAMP IS HAPPENING these school holidays!! ✨🎩

Join us from the 21st -25th of September, 10am -1pm for a morning of magic, games, lots of surprises, laughter and story time.
To book a spot please email us at admin@magicacademy.com.au or head to magicacademy.com.au but hurry as places are strictly limited.
Have a great break everyone!
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THANK YOU – GRAZIE!!

THANK YOU – GRAZIE!!

This is a video that the students have made to thank everyone for all they have done to help them during remote learning time. Thank you to all staff and parents for their support and help during this difficult time.

It has been a pleasure to see all of the students smiling faces again and it was great to see their enthusiasm in helping to put this video together.

Ciao!

Signora Formichelli

THANK YOU VIDEO.mp4

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ITALIAN/PERFORMING ARTS HOME LEARNING

ITALIAN/PERFORMING ARTS HOME LEARNING

It was so great seeing everyone’s smiling faces yesterday and hearing laugher in the playground again!

During our remote learning it was wonderful to see students participating in the Italian home challenges and the singing and dancing activities. Here is a video with a few highlights of the home learning that students participated in.

WELL DONE EVERYONE! FANTASTICO!!!

LEARNING FROM HOME VIDEO.mp4

Ciao!

Signora Formichelli

 

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ITALIAN FAMILY CHALLENGE LEANING TOWER OF PISA WINNER!

ITALIAN FAMILY CHALLENGE LEANING TOWER OF PISA WINNER!

All I can say is WOW!!! The entries for the Leaning Tower of Pisa family challenge were just ECCELLENTE!! You all made the job of choosing one so much harder! Many thanks to all families that participated in the challenge. Check out the video link for all the entries:

LEANING TOWER OF PISA FAMILY CHALLENGE.mp4

Ciao from Signora Formichelli

 

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VIRTUAL FUN RUN CHEERING AND CHANTING

VIRTUAL FUN RUN CHEERING AND CHANTING

Hi everyone

As you all know this week our school Virtual Fun Run begins. In this blog you will find video links with messages from your House Captains and some ideas for your family chants and cheer dancing moves. Looking forward to seeing your photos and videos! Don’t forget to send your photos and videos to: sportsadmin@htws.catholic.edu.au

GOLD HOUSE VIDEO:

GOLD HOUSE VIRTUAL FUN RUN CHANTS.mp4

BLUE HOUSE VIDEO:

BLUE HOUSE VIRTUAL FUN RUN CHANTS.mp4

GREEN HOUSE VIDEO:

GREEN HOUSE VIRTUAL FUN RUN CHANTS.mp4

RED HOUSE VIDEO:

RED HOUSE VIRTUAL FUN RUN CHANTS.mp4

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