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 31 out of 44 kids achieved the certificate.
Overall it was a fun day especially the water polo.
By Siena and Niamh
On Wednesday the 16th of October all the students in Year 3 and 4 went to Eastern Lions oval on Lewis Road to participate in the Woolworths Cricket Blast day. Before we competed Mrs. Harrison had already put us into teams and we had been practising at school with cricket players who were running a clinic during PE sessions.
During the day we began with everyone participating in a cricket clinic where we practised the main skills of fielding, batting and bowling. After this we competed against other schools in a game. Overall each team played 3 games.
My favourite part of the day was after every game where we got to use the Woolworths smoothie maker.
Overall, the 3/4 Cricket Blast was a really fun day.
The Victorian Water Safety Certificate is a Victorian Government initiative that reflects the level of competency recommended for students leaving primary school.
For more about the Victorian Water Safety certificate visit: www.lsv.com.au/VWSC
Jump Rope for Heart was held recently where some students from years 5 and 6s put on a performance for the rest of the school demonstrating their skills with different types of skipping. During the performance there were group, solo and partner routines. The year 5/6s worked hard including using their play times perfect their routines. It turned out really well and the standard was really high.
The students from Prep to Year 6 have also been practising their jump rope skills during PE sessions as well as during recess and lunch throughout term 3. During our jump rope day the students divided up into their house colours and participated in a range of different skipping activities. The students really enjoyed the day and demonstrated how much they have improved with their skipping skills.
We thank Mrs. Harrison for all of her hard work with teaching us as well as coordinating the activities during our Jump Rope for Heart day.
Congratulations to all the participants for all of your hard work.
Every Tuesday recess and Wednesday lunch the Jump Rope For Heart Demo team have been practising for Jump Off Day. Our Jump Off day took place on Thursday 22nd August. Jump Rope for Heart is an opportunity for the students in our school to become active and healthy because students our age should be doing at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. The students in the school demo team are confident skippers in the 5/6 level.
Throughout this term the students have been are practising different routines including our intro, partner or single rope activities, and also long rope activities. Some of the tricks we have been practising include are double unders, criss cross, and pretzel. A double under is when you jump, then you let the rope go under you twice, then you land.
Here is a few pictures of our Demo team in action ……
On Wednesday the 31st July the Year 4 students all went to the state basketball stadium to compete in the Hoop Time basketball competition. All the year 4 students had been been training for the last three weeks and we have improved heaps with our basketball skills. Most teams got to play at least four games with some future stars teams making it through to the finals. In the final we had two Holy Trinity teams playing off with the HT Tigers winning in a close contest against HT Taipans. It was such a close game that both teams will get to play off in the regional finals in October. Overall it was very exciting to play against other teams in the Hoop Time competition and everyone had heaps of fun!
Thank you to Mrs. Harrison for organising all the teams, to the parents that came to help coach on the day and to the 5/6 students who helped our teams to practise for the competition.
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!
On Friday the 21rst of June the 5/6 girls represented HT at an all girls AFL football tournament. During the day we played a lot of different schools including the Fairhills Primary (we won 33 to 0) , Waverley Christian College (we won 13 to 12), Kent Park Primary (we won 18 to 1), Rowville Primary (we won 45 to 7) and The Basin (we won 11 to 6). We played so well throughout the day which meant that we reached the semi finals where we played Karoo Primary. Sadly, we just lost a very close game 12 to 13. Overall we had five wins and one loss which was a brilliant result for our team. We had lots of great players throughout the day but our best and fairest players were Liv and Glenys.
Overall, we all played really well and enjoyed the day despite it being very wet. Thanks to Mrs. Harrison and Mr. B for helping out so much with the day.
On Tuesday the 11th of June our 5\6 soccer team participated in winter school sports.
The boys soccer team didn’t have the best start losing to St. Bernadette’s 0-6. In our second game we played against Boronia and we smashed them 13-0. In the boys last game we played against Wattleview and it took a lot of our adrenalin to play it. In the first half no one managed a goal but in the second half there wasn’t a goal for a while until we finally got a goal in the last vital seconds of the game. We all celebrated the 1-0 victory.
The girls soccer team firstly played against St. Bernadette’s and they finally won a tough contest 7 to nil. In the second game we played against Boronia K-12 and again we again we won 7 to nil. In our final contest we played against Wattleview and we played a great game winning 10 to nil.
In the end both the Holy Trinity boys and girls made it through into the finals.
Thank you to Mrs Harrison and Mrs Dowling for coaching us.
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.
Well Done Everyone Who Raced.
Over the last few weeks all students have been having fun in PE lessons. They have been developing their kicking skills, knowledge and game sense related to soccer. Each Monday we have been lucky enough to have Melbourne Victory development officers assist me in PE and with training our Senior Inter school Boys and Girls soccer teams at lunchtime. Overall, the students are having lots of fun as well learning lots of new skills.
On Wednesday the 24th of April the students in Years 3 to 6 participated in our school fun run. Everyone tried hard and it was a really successful event. The top ten girls and boys in each age group will be going on to the District Cross Country in a couple of weeks (Friday 24th of May). Overall Mackay team (blue) won the day for earning the most points and and MacKillop team (green) won the spirit shield. Thanks to Mrs. Harrison for her great organisation and to all the parents who came along to assist with the running of the event.
Last Wednesday (13th of March) the students of Holy Trinity and St Mary’s participated in our annual Twilight Sports event. Our four houses Bunarong (Gold), Mackay (Blue), Mackillop (Green) and Dominic (Red) all did a great job for the event. These houses were well led by ….. : Thomas and Niamh (Bunarong), Archie and Chloe (Mackay), Lachlan and Bella (Mackillop) and Nik and Caitlin (Dominic).
The evening began with our field house events where teams competed together to try to gain points for their team. We then went onto the Sprint events which were completed by the students in Prep to Year 2. We then had some relays and finished off the evening with the Fran Rascas races.
The house who ended up winning the Spirit Shield for Good Sportsmanship was Mackay.
The overall winning team for Twilight Sports was Bunarong so congrats to all the Gold team!
Here are some pictures from last Wednesday ……