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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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Buddy Breakfast

Buddy Breakfast

Last week, the year 6’s welcomed the preps and their parents to the school community with a delicious buddy breakfast. Lots of people got to enjoy a yummy sausage in bread and the adults got some tasty coffee.

Buddy Breakfast is a great opportunity for everyone to welcome the preps and parents to our school community.

Here are all the Year 6’s and Preps with their buddies, friends and family.

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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….
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What A Time At Waratah Bay!!

What A Time At Waratah Bay!!

This week the year 5/6’s were lucky enough to go to Waratah Bay Beach Camp for an amazing 3 days. Some of the activities we participated in were surfing, the giant swing, aeroball, dolphin dodge, rockpooling and the disco. The food was delicious (particularly the of pancakes where we got to play the pancake frisbee game), the staff were nice and the beds were comfy. But I think everyone most enjoyed surfing and the disco most of all!

Thank you to all our wonderful teachers and the HT and St. Mary’s staff for their organisations and for helping to make camp such a memorable experience.

Here are a few pictures from our camp experience.

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5/6 Campers have departed Waratah Bay

5/6 Campers have departed Waratah Bay

Hi everyone,

After three awesome days at Waratah Bay including getting one final session down at the beach the 5/6 students have departed camp and are on their way back to Holy Trinity. The buses will stop off at Leongatha for lunch and for everyone to stretch their legs before the final journey back to Wantirna South.

At this stage the buses should arrive back at school between 2.30 and 3pm but if this timing changes we will notify you via Operoo.

Thanks for your support of the 5/6 camp!

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Day 2 of 5/6 Camp at Waratah Bay

Day 2 of 5/6 Camp at Waratah Bay

After an ‘action packed’ first day at Waratah Bay the 5/6s enjoyed a night walk together on the beach where they learnt about some of the star constellations that are difficult to see in Melbourne and shared some good stories around the campfire whilst toasting some delicious treats.  After such a big day everyone had a ‘restful’ sleep (except the teachers who forgot to bring their teddy bears).

This morning we enjoyed ‘the Great Waratah breakfast’ then everyone participated in some more ‘rotational’ activities including surfing, ropes course and rock wall climbing. After lunch everyone took a walk along the beach to Chicken Rock where the students explored the rock pools and discovered some of the beautiful creatures that live in this part of Victoria. They were encouraged to use all their senses during the rock pool ramble and many students noted the interesting ‘smells’ that were discovered in this area.

This evening everyone is looking forward to the disco and tomorrow morning we are really excited to participate in the beach games.

We will try to update everyone once we board the bus and return to school but at this stage we are planning to depart at approximately 12.30pm (the journey takes about 2 and a half hours).

Here are a few photos from our recent activities …… (more will be posted once we upload the photos from the iPads).

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The 5/6 Happy Campers have arrived!

The 5/6 Happy Campers have arrived!

This morning (Monday 22nd February) our 5/6 campers departed Holy Trinity at about 8.45am destined for Waratah Bay for their beach camp adventure. After a short stop off at Leongatha for recess the happy campers arrived at the Waratah Beach Camp at just before 12pm.

The students have familiarised themselves with the beautiful surrounds of the camp, settled into the dorms and will this afternoon participate in group activities including giant swing, nitro crossing and surfing.

By this evening the students will all be ready for a delicious dinner.

Keep posted for future updates including some photos over the next couple of days.

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New School Captains for 2021

New School Captains for 2021

Today the 2021 school captains were announced and were presented their badges by our current school captains.

This term the year five students have been preparing themselves for their upcoming leadership roles and part this preparation involved having a leadership day where they learnt about some of the different types of leaders we find in our world, the leadership qualities we admire as well as the different leadership roles available when the students are in year six. Each student was required to write a letter to Mr. Downie informing him of the leadership qualities they display as well as the leadership roles they would like to undertake in 2021. Some students applied for the role of school captain and it was pleasing to see how well the students did in their applications. Well done to our new school captains who have big shoes to fill when Jess, Josh, Sienna and Aiden move onto year seven.

Here is the video of today’s announcement.

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Look at our amazing Grade 6s continuing their learning in Inquiry!

Look at our amazing Grade 6s continuing their learning in Inquiry!

Congratulations to Jordan, Aiden, Charlotte, Claire, Hannah, Ruhani, Jess, and Pip  for taking the extra time to research and present an Australian who has shaped our country.

Here’s what they had to do:

Task:

Research an individual who has impacted on the history of Australia and discover how their actions continue to be a part of our lives in Australia today.

Please enjoy two videos from Jess who researched John Howard and Pip who researched Steve Irwin.

 

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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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DFL in Year 5

DFL in Year 5

Since we have all come back from online schooling the Year 5’s have been participating in DFL (which stands for Dice Football League). At the start we were all randomly given our own football team but it was not the football team that we barrack for. To play the game were each given two different coloured die and we had to choose one dice to be the goals and one to be the behinds. At the moment the Demons (me) are on top after we defeated the Swans in a classic. We are looking forward to continuing the DFL next term.

Here is the current ladder positions in our class.

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YEAR 5/6 LEARNING (WEEK 4)

YEAR 5/6 LEARNING (WEEK 4)

Hi Year 5/6 families.

Here is the learning that the Year 5/6’s are planning to explore over the coming week. The best way for your child to touch base with their class teacher is via Google Classroom which they will be able to access in their Google account.  The teachers will be online at regular times during this week to support the student’s learning so please continue to regularly visit the school blog for ongoing updates.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Year 5 or 6 teachers at the following addresses …..

mnevin@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Blue)

mbellofiore@htws.catholic.edu.au / lcascianelli@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Yellow)

bjohnson@htws.catholic.edu.au / jlocantio@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Blue)

lmcewan@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Yellow)

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Google Meet Timetable & Demo Video (using the app)

Google Meet Timetable & Demo Video (using the app)

Hi everyone,

Here is this week’s Google Meet timetable for whole class sessions.

In addition to whole class Google Meets some students may have smaller group sessions as well and may be asked to use the Google Meet app to enter their session. If you are asked to enter a special code or meeting name you may need to check in your emails for what the code is. This video may assist you with how to use the Google Meet app to do this ……

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YEAR 5/6 LEARNING (WEEK 3)

YEAR 5/6 LEARNING (WEEK 3)

Hi Year 5/6 families.

Here is the learning that the Year 5/6’s are planning to explore over the coming week. The best way for your child to touch base with their class teacher is via Google Classroom which they will be able to access in their Google account.  The teachers will be online at regular times during this week to support the student’s learning so please continue to regularly visit the school blog for ongoing updates.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Year 5 or 6 teachers at the following addresses …..

mnevin@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Blue)

mbellofiore@htws.catholic.edu.au / lcascianelli@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Yellow)

bjohnson@htws.catholic.edu.au / jlocantio@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Blue)

lmcewan@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Yellow)

Thank you for your ongoing support!

How to Access Google Meet

How to Access Google Meet

Hi everyone,

Here is a short video with how your child can access Google Meet sessions from their Google Classroom. All whole class sessions (except the Prep Level) will be eventually accessed from the Google Classroom via the link on the page.

Thanks to Mrs. Wahrenberger for putting this informative video together.

Year 5/6 Learning (Week 2)

Year 5/6 Learning (Week 2)

Hi Year 5/6 families.

Welcome to the new world of learning from home!

Here is the learning that the Year 5/6’s are planning to explore over the coming week. The best way for your child to touch base with their class teacher is via Google Classroom which they will be able to access in their Google account.  The teachers will be online at regular times during this week to support the student’s learning so please continue to regularly visit the school blog for ongoing updates.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Year 5 or 6 teachers at the following addresses …..

mnevin@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Blue)

mbellofiore@htws.catholic.edu.aulcascianelli@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Yellow)

bjohnson@htws.catholic.edu.aujlocantio@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Blue)

lmcewan@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Yellow)

Please feel free to leave a comment that follows our online protocol of keeping all comments positive and keeping student’s personal identities off the Internet as much as possible.

Thank you for your ongoing support!