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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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Winter School Sports (T-Ball)

Winter School Sports (T-Ball)

Late last term students from Years 5 and 6 represented HT at T-ball. We won all 3 of our games with two of our games being close against Knox Park and Wattleview. In the final game we played Kent Park and won a bit more comfortably. It was great how after each game we shook hands with the other team and said GG (which means good game).

As a result of winning all three game we have qualified to play in the Division competition against the other winners of the District Competitions. This will take place on Thursday of this week.

Overall, we had a great time and are thankful to the other teachers and parents who helped with training and with running the day.

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Winter School Sports (Netball)

Winter School Sports (Netball)

Late last term, a group of year 5 and 6 girls were chosen to represent HT in the Interschool Sports Netball Championships. decided to compete in the Netball. In the first game our team played Boronia K-12 and we won 3 to 1. In the  second game we played against Wattleview and we won 15 to 5. In our third and final game we played Knox Park and won again 14 to 3 meaning that we ended up winning all 3 games!

Overall, everyone enjoyed playing and was happy with how well we had played. We all learnt lots about how to play netball which was an amazing experience!  Also a big thanks to Mrs Rocha, Carly (Lyla’s mum) and Mrs Jekle for taking us there and to Mr D for training us!

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Winter schools sports (AFL Mixed)

Winter schools sports (AFL Mixed)

Late last term a group of 5/6 students represented HT at the Interschool Sports for AFL. These games took place at the Fairpark ground on Lewis Road and overall we won two games and lost one. Sadly, we didn’t make it through to the Division playoffs but we still had lots of fun and did a great job with representing HT with so much pride. A big thanks must go to our wonderful parents who assisted with the day as well as Mr. B and Mr. D for helping to organise the day.

Here are some pictures of us in action …..

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Winter School Sports (Soccer)

Winter School Sports (Soccer)

At the end of last term (Wednesday 26th June) a 5/6 boys and girls team represented Holy Trinity Interschool Sports for soccer. Both teams played extremely well with the boys making it through to the Division playoffs after winning all of our games. In the first game the HT boys played against Knox Park and after a tight early contest we won reasonably comfortably keeping them at 0. In our second game we played St. Judes and despite being 0 to 3 down at one stage we were able to achieve a remarkable comeback and win 4-3. In our final game the HT boys played against Scoresby and again we were able to win by a comfortable margin ensuring that we made it through to the Division championships.

The HT girls also played very well winning their first game against Knox Park and second game against St. Jude’s and in a close game they went down to Scoresby in their final game. This was a great achievement considering how many of our girls played their first competitive games on this day.

Overall, both HT soccer teams did themselves and our school proud with their performance and the way they represented our school on this day. Well done HT!!!!

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Chemistry Science in Year 6

Chemistry Science in Year 6

This term the year 6’s have been learning about chemistry science. In one of the most recent experiments we tested out how a tablet dissolved in different water of different temperatures. In this experiment we placed a tablet into glasses that had cold, room temperature and hot water.

We discovered that the fastest time for the tablet to fully dissolve was when it was placed in the hot water.

Here are some photos from our tablet experiment.

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House Cross Country

House Cross Country

On Friday 7 May the kids from years 3 to 6 participated in a house cross country at Egan Lee Reserve. Everyone did really well considering that it was a warm day. In PE lessons everyone had been preparing for weeks and many students were was really nervous.

The year 3’s and 4’s had to run 2km which was 2 laps around the track and the year 5’s and 6’s had to run 3km which was 3 laps around the track.

Some of the results were:

From year 3 Luke W got 1st for the boys and June got 1st for the girls.

From year 4 Darcy won it for the boys and Eden won it for the girls.

From year 5 Nathan won it for the boys and Ella D won it for the girls.

From year 6 Luke A won it for the boys and Sunny won it for the girls.

Sixty students will represent our school at the district country on 28th May.

Thank you to Mr D for organising the day very well and to all our wonderful parent helpers that assisted with running the event.

Here are some photos taken by our wonderful parent and teacher helpers from our recent cross country event……

Cross Country Photos Doc.

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Taster Day at Mater Christi

Taster Day at Mater Christi

Yesterday (18.5.21) all the year 4 and 5 girls went to Mater Christi in Belgrave for a taster day. A taster day is when students from primary school visit a secondary school to have some kind of experience of what it is like to go to high school. Some of the activities we had a chance to try were: Science, Monopoly and Sport. Monopoly was a bit different from the board game because we got to explore the different parts of the school and answer questions about these places.

What we did:

  1. – First we entered Mater Christi
  2. – Next we played Monopoly and explored the school
  3. – After that we had recess
  4. – Then we had P.E. We played Popcorn and Golden child
  5.  – After we had Science ( it was my favourite )
  6. Next we got show bags that had; crayons and pencils.

We are very thankful to Mater Christi for the chance to experience what it is like to go to secondary school.

Here are some pictures taken from Mater Christi …..

We had an amazing time at Mater Christi. It was a lot of fun to have experience of  High School.

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Taster Day at St. Josephs

Taster Day at St. Josephs

Yesterday (18/5/21) the students in years four and five had a Taster Day at secondary school. A Taster Day is an opportunity when primary students can experience what it is like at high school, as they are choosing which high school to go to. The boys were lucky enough to go to St. Joseph’s in Ferntree Gully and had heaps of fun completing activities.

There were 4 different activities were drama, science, music and sport.  My group got to do drama first and I was very excited when I won the first two rounds of the first game.  Afterwards, my group did science and wow …… that explosion was huge!!!! We were amazed by what science could do.

We also go to experience what a recess is like by having snack and brain food.

We are all very thankful to St. Joseph’s for the chance to be part of the secondary school taster day.

Here are some photos from our day at St. Joseph’s ……

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Year 3 and 5 Naplan

Year 3 and 5 Naplan

Last week the students in year 3 and 5 participated in Naplan beginning on the 11th of May and ending on 13th of May. Naplan stands for National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy is a combination of four tests ranging from language conventions to mathematics. Tuesday is the day when everyone did two tests (writing and language conventions which is testing our understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar). On Wednesday the students participated in a reading test and on Thursday we did a numeracy test. The aim of Naplan is to help students to understand where they are up to with their learning and and where they need help. Sometimes students can get a bit ‘stressed out’ about Naplan but my advice to all people who are doing Naplan now or in the future is to not to get worried by the whole Naplan business. You can just remind yourself that Naplan is just like any other normal test we do in class. I also highly recommend that you don’t talk to your classmates during the tests as this may look like you are talking about the test questions.

After Naplan was completed we all felt much better and look forward to doing lots of other fun learning in class.

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Extraordinary Year 5 Artists

Extraordinary Year 5 Artists

The Year 5Y artists created amazing Owl Artworks using Charcoal. I’m so proud of them for not judging their work and committing to finish each effort. Sometimes we surprise ourselves and I think they were surprised by their extraordinary owl artworks.

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District Athletics

District Athletics

On Tuesday 27th April, a group of students from years 3 to 6 were chosen to represent Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s at the district athletics carnival. Our school competed against different schools in the Scoresby District at the Knox Athletics track.. Students were chosen to represent HT & St. Mary’s based on who came first or second during our school athletics day last term.

Some of the highlights of the district athletics competition were the performances of June (800m), Darcy (800m), Amelia F (1500m), Amelia W (shot put), Nathan (200m), Sunny (800m) with many, many more.

Amazingly, we had 17 students who came first or second in their selected events (A Division). These students qualified to compete at the next level where they will represent the Scoresby District at the Division Athletics Competition.

Overall, HT & St. Mary’s came fifth in the Scoresby District which is a a credit to everyone’s hard work.

Overall, Mr. D was very proud of the HT team in their wonderful efforts and particularly the outstanding encouragement they displayed towards both HT students and other competitors.

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Narratives in 5 Blue

Narratives in 5 Blue

This term in 5 Blue has been learning about narrative writing and how to make it interesting for audiences of different ages.  Some of us are even publishing our stories for kinder kids and preps!

Mr B has taught us about using an engaging start, having a dramatic problem and a cracking ending to leave the reader wanting more.

Some of the topics we have written about so far include a big fight in a high school, a magic pool, kids that get sent to Jupiter and a Magic Tree that has a wormhole to a whole new land.

The following chart helps to keep everyone on track during our writing sessions and well as to inform Mr. B where each student in up to.

Overall, we are very excited to publish our narratives and we are hoping to put some of our narratives on the school blog in the coming weeks.

Here are some photo of us at work!

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Year 5 Government Incursion

Year 5 Government Incursion

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.

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Persuasive Writing Year 5

Persuasive Writing Year 5

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 ……

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5/6 Government Incursion Last week

5/6 Government Incursion Last week

The 5/6’s had a great time attending a Government Incursion held in our school last week. The students demonstrated that they knew quite a lot after being involved in learning all about the Australian Government throughout Term 1.
The 5/6’s were guided through a debate, similar to what could be seen in the Cabinet.

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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.

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