This term has been a very exciting one for our Prep students as they settle into school. They have learnt lots of new topics including understanding their letters and sounds in words, and counting and understanding all about numbers to 10.
The Preps have also enjoyed learning about data and graphs in Maths, learning the sign of the cross and school prayer in RE and learning some Auslan with Miss Lucy.
Even though the Preps have learnt so much new in class sometimes the biggest learning for them is on the playground with their friends with support of their wonderful year six buddies.
Overall, the Preps have settled into school really nicely and have enjoyed their first term at HT.
Here is our wonderful Preps in action ……
Welcome to our end of term assembly.
Congratulations to our SRC members who were presented with their badges at assembly this morning.
We also presented the TORCH Bearer of the term awards to students who have demonstrated the TORCH values in everything that they do at school.
We also had some special Easter colouring prizes to present to Amaya and Jackson who placed 1st and 2nd in Mr Nick Wakeling’s colouring in competition.
Well done to all families for a successful term of learning. I hope that everyone has a Blessed Easter and a restful school holiday break.
Looking forward to seeing everyone back next term.
Last Thursday, the year five students were lucky enough to have some special guests from the Victorian Parliament visit us as part of our Government unit for Inquiry.
During this session we revised what we had learnt about the three levels of Government (local, state and federal), the process for laws are made and we even got to reenact how laws are made in Parliament.
The best part of our incursion was when we got to decide on different laws by yelling out ‘”YAY” or “NEIGH”! We thank the teachers for organising this incursion and for our special presenters from Parliament for coming to HT to teach us about the different parts of our Government.
Here are a few pictures from the incursion.
In year 5 this term we have been learning about writing persuasive pieces, We have been focusing on organising our arguments into paragraphs, using statistics to help strengthen our arguments and using emotive phrases such as ‘I was mortified to realise that’ or ‘it was absolutely ridiculous that’ to help make our writing sound more powerful. The standard of our writing has really developed during this term which should be helpful for our NAPLAN writing in May.
Here is an example of our persuasive writing for this term ……
Today’s Prayer Service today, focusses on the Stations of the Cross. We come together to remember the story of Jesus’ last few days. We know that while this is a very sad story, it has a wonderful ending – Jesus’ Resurrection.
During our prayer today, we can take time to think about our own lives, how we can treat others better and try to live like Jesus.
Today’s Response is:- You gave up your life to save us
The year 4 students have arrived at Adanac safe and sound! Very excited to begin our fun activities.
Some teachers are using this HOLY WEEK PRAYER SERVICE with their classes. You may also like to use it this week to celebrate Holy Week with your family.
Look at all the delicious veggies we have been harvesting from our garden!
So many cucumbers, squash, peppers, tomatoes and now the egg plant!
The environmental team and the children that come at lunchtime have been helping to water, weed and harvest all the veggies.