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Learning in the 3/4 Level

Learning in the 3/4 Level

The classes in the 3/4 are learning how to spell by checking their words in a dictionary. Students may move to another classroom or space to participate in spelling group sessions with other students throughout the 3/4 level. The students said that it was really helpful to be in their spelling groups because it helps them with their writing. Here is a couple of students in action ……

 

Catholic Education Visual Arts Exhibition 2018

Catholic Education Visual Arts Exhibition 2018

The artworks accepted into the Catholic Education Visual Arts Exhibition 2018 have been  framed and will be delivered into the city tomorrow. Well done to the students whose work has been accepted, the exhibition includes art work from primary and secondary students throughout Victoria. Details of the event are below. The exhibition is wonderful day out, the quality of the work is always outstanding.

Dates for viewing are as follows :

13 March 2018
EXHIBITION OPEN
VIEWING DAY 9.00 am – 3.30 pm

14 MARCH 2018
VIEWING DAY ​9.00 am – 3.30 pm

15 MARCH 2018
VIEWING DAY ​9.00 am – 3.30 pm

16 MARCH 2018
VIEWING DAY ​9.00 am – 3.30 pm

17 MARCH 2018
VIEWING DAY FOR FAMILIES & TEACHERS​12 noon – 4.00 pm

18 MARCH 2018
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
By invitation only 2.30 pm for 3 pm start
CLC is open from 1.30 pm

 

Tall Ship – Frances Tagle Grade six 2017

 Wild Thing – Araliya Perera Grade Four 2017

 Owl -Catherine – Grade Three

 Monster – Maxwell Mutimer Grade Two 2017

Helping Prep Parents with Home Reading Session

Helping Prep Parents with Home Reading Session

Helping Prep Parents with Home Reading Session

Last Monday afternoon it was great to meet with some of our current and new Prep parents at the Home Reading session.  We discussed some key points and strategies that assist children and parents with easing into home reading, especially as children begin school for the very first time!  Try reading the text below to put yourself in the shoes of a beginner reader.   

 

 

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Working Bee Sunday 4th March

Working Bee Sunday 4th March

Working Bee 

Thanks to all our hard working parents and students who helped at this morning’s Working Bee.

Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!!

A great team effort ensured many jobs were completed and the school yards are looking fantastic!!

 

Exciting news from the Art room

Exciting news from the Art room

Congratulations to the following students whose artwork will be displayed at the 44th Annual Knox Council Art Show in the students section.

Keira Lam ‘The Black Mask

Beatriz Panlilio Grade 5/6

 

Aiden Barker Grade 3/4

Tina Siu Grade 6 2017

 

The art show will be held at

The Knox Community Arts Centre and Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre

Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th March 2018.

http://knoxartshow.org.au/

News from the Art Room

News from the Art Room

Knox Festival Banner

The Art leaders have been very busy designing and painting the banner for the Knox Festival. Here is a sneak peek, we will be revealing the entire banner at our assembly on Friday. The Knox Festival is on March 3-4 at the Wally Tew Reserve in Ferntree Gully. There is awesome food, rides and a talent quest as well as heaps of other things to see including our banner. We hope some families are able to go along and enjoy a fun day out as well as vote for our banner to win a prize.

Italiano e i gesti – Learning Italian through gesture

Italiano e i gesti – Learning Italian through gesture

There will be some changes to the way languages will be offered at our school in 2018. The key changes the children  will experience include:

  • Introduction of a group of focus words each week, which can be used frequently for interacting in the classroom, at school, home and general conversation.
  • Use of gesture to help students learn, understand and remember the vocabulary. Some of the gestures we learn will be based on Auslan sign with a few tweaks where necessary.

An expected learning outcome will be made clear for students – to be able to actively remember and use functional words and simple phrases.

They will share strategies with each other to help the whole class achieve the expected learning outcome.

Students will be encouraged to use the vocabulary they have learnt to speak to each other in class in Italian.

We will continue to adopt the CLIL approach: Content and Language Integrated Learning, which combines teaching content from a curriculum area with the explicit teaching of the Italian language.  We will once again do this through the Performing Arts Curriculum. We are very excited about this unique integrated approach to the learning of a language at Holy Trinity.

It is an innovative approach to the teaching, learning and assessment of  Italian in our school.

Looking forward to an amazing year of Language learning through gestures and the Performing Arts!

Ciao a presto! Signora Formichelli

Our Preps are Famous!

Our Preps are Famous!

This week the twins in our prep classes made the news in the local Knox Leader. We are very lucky to have so many sets of twins at our school. Make sure you say hi to them (and all our new students) as you see them around HT and St. Mary’s.

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Ash Wednesday at H.T

Ash Wednesday at H.T

Today we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. In Lent, we give up things we love (favourite food, ect.). We also give to the less fortunate using Project Compassion.

Father Longinas came over to our school to celebrate mass with our community. We all got ashes put on our forehead, in the shape of a cross as a symbol of new life.

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An exciting Art Installation

An exciting Art Installation

In exciting news our School Rainbow Trees were installed last week. The trees were created as part of the Year of Sustainability. During art lessons each student in the school painted a cd that had been donated to us from school families. At a working bee, parents kindly painted some cement sheeting sky blue and then the art Leaders assisted  me by painting two large trees onto the board,  Finally we arranged the cds and glued them on.  The result is amazing and we think it looks fabulous. Come and view it for yourself. It has been installed on the wall of the art room portable.