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Year 4 Camp

Year 4 Camp

This week the year 4’s went on a sunny and hot camp to ADANAC which is located in Yarra Junction in Victoria. ADANAC has lots of wonderful activities for the students to enjoy including the giant waterslide, trampolines, canoeing on the lake, flying fox, hut building, volleyball and a low ropes course.

ADANAC is suitable for all ages and provides yummy meals for all. At camp the year four students got to enjoy ice-cream, burgers, hot jam donuts, cake and pizza as well as cereal, toast, fruit and salad. At night time the students got to go on a night walk as well as toasting some marshmallows around a campfire.

Overall, the year 4 camp sounded like so much fun and I bet they got the students had a great night sleep when they got home.

Here are a few pics from the Year 4 camp…..

School Athletics Day

School Athletics Day

Last Thursday, (4th of March) all students in years 3 to 6 attended Ringwood Athletics track participate in our school athletics day.  This yearly event is an opportunity for students to learn and participate in a range of track and field events and the results are used to guide Mr. D (Our Sports Teacher) in selecting a school team to represent Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s at the District Athletics event next term. Some of the different events that the students participated in were discus, shot put, hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump as well as a range of running events such as the 100 metre sprint, 200 metre sprint and 800 metre run. Students competed against other students in their year level and the points they earned from each event contributed to overall house score.  After such a big day a big congratulations needs to go out to all our wonderful athletes and to Bunarong House (Gold) for winning the house trophy.

A big thank you must go to all the wonderful parents who gave up their time to help with the running of the day and for the staff with helping to make the day so smooth for everyone. Well done to  Mr. D and Mrs Patmore for organizing the school athletics day and to Lara for helping Mrs. Patmore with scoring.

Here are some photos that were take in on the day.

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.

Lego Engineering Lessons

Lego Engineering Lessons

This term in Digitech the students in years 3 and 4 have been participating in our Lego Engineering Program. The program helps to develop the students’ skills and knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) whilst building a variety of models such as a catapult, racing car, pantograph and carousel. During these lessons we learn about some of the different forces that help these machines work and students work with a partner to follow a series of instructions in order to build the model. We also look for ways to innovate our designs to help them to go faster, safer or work  with greater accuracy.

These sessions will continue throughout this year with the students in years 5 and 6 participating in the program next term.

Here are some pictures of our students working during our Lego Engineering lessons.

District Swimming 2021

District Swimming 2021

Yesterday (25th of February) 19 students from the years 4-6 went to Kilsyth Centenary Pool to compete in the Knox District Interschool Swimming championships.

Each Tuesday and Thursday morning since the beginning of term students went to Knox Leisureworks pool to tryout and practice our swimming so we were ready to compete.

Overall, it was an excellent result with Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s getting third place. Everyone swam amazingly and displayed great sportsmanship to the other schools.  18 of our students did such a good job that they will move onto the next level of competition –  Division Swimming that will take place on 3rd of March.

Thanks to Mr D, Mrs Rickard and the parents who helped set up and supported all the swimmers.

These were the Final Results for all the students

James G – 2nd Freestyle B, 2nd Breaststroke A, 1st mixed Relay
Darcy B – 3rd Freestyle A, 1st Breaststroke B, 1st mixed Relay
Maddie W- 3rd Freestyle A, 1st mixed Relay
Eden W – 4th Freestyle B, 1st mixed Relay
Jordan P – 4th Freestyle A, 4th Backstroke A, 2nd Boys Medley, 2nd Freestyle Relay
Lucas C – 1st Boys B, 2nd mixed Relay
Ella D – 4th Freestyle A, 2nd mixed relay.
Chloe M – 1st Freestyle B, 2nd Backstroke
Mitch B – 3rd Freestyle A, 2nd Backstroke A, 2nd Medley, 2nd Freestyle Relay
Max M – 1st Freestyle B, 1st Backstroke B, 2nd Medley, 2nd Freestyle Relay
Lyla M – 4th Freestyle A, 3rd Medley, 1st Freestyle Relay
Amy P – 3rd freestyle B, 1st Backstroke B, 1st Freestyle Relay
Zeke S – 1st Breaststroke B, 2nd mixed Relay
Jarvis K – 2nd Breastroke A, 2nd boys Medley, 2nd Freestyle Relay
Eve M – 2nd Breastroke A, 3rd Medley Relay
Holly R – 3rd Breastroke B, 1st Freestyle Relay
Matt A – 3rd Backstroke B, 2nd Freestyle Relay
Sunny B – 2nd Backstroke, 3rd Medley Relay, 1st Freestyle Relay
Amelia W – 1st Butterfly, 3rd Medley Relay.
Well done to our swimming captains Mitch and Eve!!
Here are a few photos from the day….
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.

Eucharist – Chalice & Host Activity

Eucharist – Chalice & Host Activity

Last week the Grade 3 students got creative for their Eucharist activity. They were asked to create a 3D chalice and host using what they could find around their house. The Grade 3’s could use items they already had available or could create their own using anything they liked including, cloths, leaves, dry pasta, playdough, paper, etc.

Mrs Wahrenberger and Miss McGing were so proud of the effort that was put in and wanted to share some of these creations with everyone.

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.

Amazing Designers and Creators

Amazing Designers and Creators

This week in the art room we went back in time and worked on practising the paper folding skills we had begun before COVD19.
The aim was to use these skills to  design and created a 3D bird using 2D paper. The brief was to create a bird that could stand, sit or be hung.

I am so proud of the way they approached design problems and persisted to create these awesome birds. They were very proud of themselves too.