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Cyber Safety ‘Mind maps’

Cyber Safety ‘Mind maps’

During the past few Digitech sessions the students in Years 1 to 6 have been learning to use an online mind mapping program called Mindmup. Mind mapping is a visual way of setting out our learning where we put together similar ideas into groups much like we group our ideas into paragraphs or onto the same slide. Students enjoy the ability to use images to represent a phrase as well as to colour code the different topics that they use. Our Digitech mind maps demonstrated our cyber safety understanding that we have developed during remote learning.

I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to our wonderful parents who supported their children in learning to use this new program. I’m sure they learnt some new skills as well during our unit. This program will certainly be regularly used in classrooms in the years to come.

Here is a small representation of some of the impressive mind maps that have been created over the past few weeks.

Year 1/2’s Mind maps

Year 3/4’s Mind maps

 

Year 5/6’s Mind maps

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SRC – New School Uniform

SRC – New School Uniform

This term our SRC (Student Representative Council) have been regularly meeting to work through what our new school uniform might look like in 2022 and beyond.

Over the past couple of weeks we shared some of our wonderful ideas including labelling our designs.

Some of ideas included introducing a tie, having a hoodie and creating a uniform that can be worn by both girls and boys and having just one uniform that is a bit more ‘sporty’ and can be worn on both PE and non PE days.

We would love you to add your thoughts about the below designs into the comment section of this post.

Here are some of the designs that our SRCs came up with …..

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What does Physical Education look like during remote learning?

What does Physical Education look like during remote learning?

Holy Trinity comes 13th in the Knox Virtual Olympics!

Congratulations to the following students for winning a medal.

Scarlet Frodsham – Bronze Medal in Seated Basketball

Jarvis Krug – Silver Medal in Sock Put

Isabelle Watt – Bronze Medal in Sock Put

Zeke Stephens – Bronze Medal in Swimming

Xavier Monro & Partner- Gold Medal in Paper Ball Tennis

June Barker – Gold Medal in Hurdles

 

Holy Trinity students have also done a variety of exercises over the past few weeks, check out Zeke completing one of this week’s activities below.

 

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Cyber Safety Show

Cyber Safety Show

Hi everyone,

There is a special ‘live’ cyber safety presentation by Martin McGauran who will be working with our students later on this term. Today’s presentation is aimed at the Prep to Year 2 students but anyone can attend and I’m sure you will be entertained by Marty and his puppet. The presentation begins at 12 pm and will last for approximately 40 minutes. All you need to do to join is click on the link below. Enjoy!!!!

www.informandempower.com.au/ollielive23721

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Year 1/2 Learning in action …..

Year 1/2 Learning in action …..

In the 1/2 level at the moment the students have been working really hard on their reading skills. The focus is on reading with fluency where the students read in class for 20 minutes each day as well as choosing ‘good fit books’ that use the five finger rule. The five finger rule involves the students choosing books that are not too easy or too hard.

In addition, the 1/2 students have been developing their understanding of spelling sounds, 2D shapes in Maths as well as learning about the Easter season.

Here are the 1/2 students hard at work …..

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Market Fresh Fun

Market Fresh Fun

The Year 1/2s enjoyed an educational presentation and smorgasbord of seasonal fruit and vegetables provided by the Market Fresh Schools Program.

The presenters spoke about the importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced daily diet – and gave the kids the opportunity to taste and enjoy a variety of fresh produce.

We thank the farmers for working so hard to provide us with delicious and nutritious food to eat daily! 

Scan the QR codes below to hear some of the students talk about their experience:

  • Patrick and Peyton
  • Yianni:
  • Remy:

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Friday’s School Assembly (6 March)

Friday’s School Assembly (6 March)

Hi everyone,

Here is Friday’s school assembly.  During our assembly we hear from some of our year 2 students who gave us a good reminder of making sure we show respect for our school by putting rubbish in the red wheelie bins.  We also heard from our sports leaders who will be starting some sports clubs during lunchtimes over the next few weeks as well as recapping our fabulous athletics day (unfortunately this part was not recorded). Congratulations to all our wonderful ‘Student of the Week’ and TORCH award winners who displayed so many great values that we try to use at school.

We are hoping to do a live streaming of our next Friday assembly in 2 weeks time so please keep an eye out for the link to this assembly via our school newsletter, Operoo and our school blog.

A big thank you to Rebecca and Mya for your wonderful photography and video work during Friendship Groups and at our assembly.

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Award winning Artwork

Award winning Artwork

Congratulations to Vivienne in Grade 2. Vivienne’s artwork ‘Rainbow Dreaming’ was awarded the National Gallery of Victoria award for Creativity – Primary.

 

NGV provided this feedback for Vivienne –

“This was such a joyous and expressive work”

Well done Vivienne! We are very proud of you 👏

 

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Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Ever since our Year 6 Digitech leaders began their leadership roles they have really wanted to organise a Minecraft Club for the students in our school. Unfortunately, due to COVID we have been unable to conduct our Minecraft Club until this week.

Some students in Years 2, 3 and 4 have been given the opportunity to participate in our Minecraft Club where they are learning to use a variety of the tools and skills used in this program. This club takes place during lunchtimes on Wednesdays and Fridays. Our Minecraft Club will continue until the end of the year.

Next year we are hoping to continue our Minecraft Club with our new Digitech leaders as well as to begin a Minecraft Club with a new set of students.

A big thank you to our Year 6 Digitech leaders for all of their efforts in helping to get this club up and running for our students.

Here are a few of our students in action during a recent Minecraft Club session.

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Google Meet Timetable

Google Meet Timetable

Welcome back everyone to term 3 and to remote learning 2.0. I hope everyone had an enjoyable school holiday break and are refreshed for another great term of learning.

Below is the Google Meet Timetable for classes (including Specialist Google Meets). As you will notice the times for class Google Meets should be the same each day.

There is also a specialist Google Meet time for each class during the week where you will to some learning with the Specialist teachers at the allocated time. It is important to remember that no matter what specialist lesson you have it will always be the same code, You will also stay on your Google Meet throughout the session and your specialist teachers will swap over half way through the session. Most class teachers will explain how to access their specialist Google Meet but here is a quick summary …..

6 Yellow & 6 Blue enter the code …… year6
5 Yellow & 5 Blue enter the code …… year5
4 Yellow & 4 Blue enter the code …… year4
3 Yellow & 3 Blue enter the code …… year3
2 Yellow & 2 Blue enter the code …… year2
1 Yellow & 1 Blue enter the code …… year1
Prep Blue enter the code ……  prepb
Prep Yellow enter the code ……  prepy
Below is video explaining how to access Google Meets – both class and specialist meets.
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Minecraft Club for the Students in Years 2 and 3!

Minecraft Club for the Students in Years 2 and 3!

The Grade 6 Digitech leaders leaders have some exciting news for students in Year 2 and 3.

We will be helping to run a Minecraft Club for students in Grade 2s and 3s (who haven’t participated before). We have been working hard in lunchtime sessions to help set things up and I am sure the students who participate in these sessions will learn lots of new skills as well as having a lot of fun.

Information for our new Minecraft club will be sent out in a letter shortly after the holidays.

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Amazing Paper Construction Art

Amazing Paper Construction Art

This week the Grade One students worked really hard to create some 3D imaginary lands from paprr. They used the paper skills they had learnt to create playgrounds, gardens, parks, aquariums and even a race track.
They were very proud of themselves.

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Amazing artists

Amazing artists

Such happy days in the art room. These little artists were challenged while learning paper construction skills.  They persisted and helped each other. Such a lot of  learning happens when we create. They were so proud of their work and I was so proud of them all.  Can’t wait to see what they make next. Yay to being back at school with all our lovely art materials.

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2 Blue are thankful to be back!

2 Blue are thankful to be back!

This week the students in 2 Blue thought about something they are grateful for. Some of the students thought about the last two months and what they enjoyed at home while others were grateful to be back at school this week. Enjoy watching the short video of 2 Blue students sharing what they are thankful for this week!

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YEAR 1 LEARNING GRID (WEEK 4)

YEAR 1 LEARNING GRID (WEEK 4)

Hi Year 1 families.

Here is the learning that the Year 2 teachers are planning to explore over the coming week. The teachers will be online at regular times during this week to support the student’s learning so please continue to regularly visit your child’s Google Classroom as well as the school blog for ongoing updates.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Year 1 teachers at the following addresses …..

erodrigo@htws.catholic.edu.au (1 Blue)

adowling@htws.catholic.edu.au / rneal@htws.catholic.edu.au (1 Yellow)

Thank you for your ongoing support!

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