Enjoy reading the recounts by 2 Blue students!
On Thursday the 28th of November Ashley, Lara and Blake.D held a 4 square competition to raise money for the kids in the School of the Air. Ash wanted to do the fundraiser for the school of the air because there are lots of kids that are a part of the school but they don’t get to go to a physical school and experience all the fun things we get to do. Ash and Lara were the first people to do a fundraiser for the school of the air. The competition ended up raising $87 in total which is a lot of money that can be used to help buy new learning resources for these kids.
The final winners were Bradley 1st place, Macca 2nd place and Tej 3rd place. Spencer earned the MVP (Most Valuable Player during the competition and Cara got an award for Team player.
Well done to Ashley, Lara and Blake D for all of your hard work with organising this competition (even organising some trophies).
By Megan, Mitch (and Ash)
On Wednesday the 6th of November the students in Prep to Year 4 began travelling to Knox Leisureworks for our yearly swimming program. This program took place for 8 days which finished today. In the first week we did the lessons practising swimming strokes, floating and survival. On each Thursdays all student brought in their PJs. We had to do our swimming in these clothes as well as learning how to survive in the water if we were to fall in with our clothes on.
Today (Friday) is everyone’s favourite day because it is Fun Friday. We got to make whirlpools with the others in our group, did a water scribble and go on the water slide too. It was so much fun.
Overall, we had so much fun in the swimming program and will be sad not to do it next year when we are go into Year 5.
This afternoon, the Year 1’s and 2’s had a Prayer Service celebrating Mission month. Mission month celebrates being a community and doing good things together. Thank you to all the parents that came to celebrate with us, as well as all the students that did readings.
Every Friday students from Years 2 and 3 participate in HT’s Minecraft Club run by the DigiTech Leaders. We have been learning about the basics with using their Educational Minecraft accounts such as collecting resources, building and mining. Today all the students joined in the same world created by the DigiTech leaders and they searched for different resources. Everyone is having fun playing minecraft and we will continue playing it next term. We encourage the students to develop their skills further during the holidays when they use their accounts at home.
Here are a few photos of today’s session …….
This term the Year One students have been learning about the City Of Knox in their Inquiry unit. As part of this topic they were learning about all the suburbs in the City Of Knox and all the roads within this area. The students found it interesting to learn about which suburbs each of them lived in. They then created a poster about Knox and placed a photo of where they live.
Here is a few photos of the Year 1’s learning during this topic.
Over the last few weeks the students in Digitech have been learning to code using our Ozobots. An Ozobot in a small robot the responds to different colours – mainly red, green, blue and black. When you draw these codes together in different sequences it can make the Ozobot move in different ways. Some of our favourite moves so far have been the Nitro boost (fast speed), tornado (spin around) and backwalk (go backwards) and pause 3 seconds.
Our latest task requires the students to make the Ozobot do a series of moves including right and left turns, change speeds and do a ‘cool’ move such as the backwalk. Another task required the students to complete a bowling challenge where the Ozobot needed to knock over some bowling pins. These challenges certainly got our brains going.
Here are the students in action during our Ozobot sessions ….
Yesterday morning, 2 Yellow was lucky enough to get a visit from 5 Blue for some brainfood and bookweek reading!
” It was so much fun- can we do it every week?- Tyler G
” I really liked reading with my year 5 buddy, she was so nice!” Siana S
” That was a nice surprise from the teachers”- Sean C
Today the amazing Grade one artists started work on an exciting whole school collaborative project for the Art Show. Feathers, Fur and Fins is a clue. They are such enthusiastic hard workers, I’m so proud of them 😁🦆🐶🐎🐔🐁
The grade 1/2 students had lots of fun being artists and blobs! Lots of laughter as we created our masterpieces for our ‘galleria’ – gallery!
This afternoon at assembly our TORCH bearers of the term were awarded to one special person in each level who displays each of our TORCH values. Our TORCH values of tolerance (T), optimism (O), respect (R), confidence (C) and honesty (H) are at the heart of what we teach at Holy Trinity and provide our students with practical examples of how to live out of school motto of ‘Love One Another’.
Congratulations to Owen (Prep), Tyler (1/2), Olivia (3/4) and Anneliese (5/6) for being such fantastic recipients of the TORCH Bearers for term 2.
This term the students in 1 Yellow are learning all about animals and now they are in the process of writing information reports about different animals. In Maths the students have been learning about addition and data and their skills are getting really good in these areas particularly creating graphs and tally charts. In Inquiry, the Year 1’s have been learning about the scientific concepts of push and pull and how these are such important movements in making the world work. Finally, in Religion they have been learning about God’s family and different religious celebrations. It certainly sounds like the students in year 1 are very busy with their learning.
Here are a couple of posters that are displaying their learning around the classroom.
This years our Art Show theme is Feathers, Fins and Fur. The show will be taking place in term 3 (week 10) so the students are busy preparing their pieces of art to showcase during this event.
Here is a sneak peek of what the Grade 1’s have been working on. You’ll see lots of animals. Shhhhh!!!!!!
When it is raining or it is too hot at recess or lunchtime we stay inside and have an inclement play timetable. We open up the classrooms next door to each other (eg. 5 Yellow and 5 Blue play in the same space) and we do all sorts of things. Some of the activities we play include board games, drawing, knitting, playing hangman and beyblades. During inclement weather sessions you still need to follow inside rules such as only walking in the classroom, not using technology and packing up when you have finished. Here are a few pictures of some of the activities taking place during our wet play session today …….
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.
Students in Grade Two were working super hard last week as we begin to start thinking about our 2019 Art Show -Feathers,Fur or Fins. Here’s a sneak peek of a Tiger you might see at the show, he’ll be hiding in the jungle they have created. So exciting ……..
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 ……
This year in Year 2, we have been lucky enough to take part in a Pen Pal program with two Year 2 classes from a school in Queensland. The students received the letters today and are very excited about writing and sending letters back and forth throughout the year!
On the Wednesday, 24th of October the 1/2’s went on a Excursion to CERES to learn about the different nationalities and what they do. They learnt that the Africans collected water, the Indonesians dressed up in their national costumes, the Australians painted their bodies in ochre and lastly the Indians made bracelets and candle holders. The students also got to paint rocks.
Here are some pictures of what the 1/2 students in action ….
On Monday all 1/2 classes contributed in level maths.
Miss McGing’s group was learning how do an array by using dice and playing array bingo.
Miss Rooney and Mrs. Rodrigo’s maths groups were learning how to complete repeated addition by showing them how many smiley faces are in the bag .eg. 4+4+4+4+4=20
Mrs. O’Brien group was learning how to solve worded problems .eg. John had 8 cookies and gave 5 two Eliza how many does he have left?
Overall, it sounds like all the 1/2 students learnt a lot of new Maths skills whilst having lots of fun.