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Month: February 2018

Table Tennis Fun in 5/6

Table Tennis Fun in 5/6

This year the 5/6’s are lucky enough to be able to play table tennis in the Great Space. The students in 5/6 D are having a ball in playing table tennis against each other at lunch time. We also sometimes get to play against the teachers. Maybe one day we can have a  championship against the teachers. I bet the students would win!

Exciting news from the Art room

Exciting news from the Art room

Congratulations to the following students whose artwork will be displayed at the 44th Annual Knox Council Art Show in the students section.

Keira Lam ‘The Black Mask

Beatriz Panlilio Grade 5/6

 

Aiden Barker Grade 3/4

Tina Siu Grade 6 2017

 

The art show will be held at

The Knox Community Arts Centre and Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre

Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th March 2018.

http://knoxartshow.org.au/

News from the Art Room

News from the Art Room

Knox Festival Banner

The Art leaders have been very busy designing and painting the banner for the Knox Festival. Here is a sneak peek, we will be revealing the entire banner at our assembly on Friday. The Knox Festival is on March 3-4 at the Wally Tew Reserve in Ferntree Gully. There is awesome food, rides and a talent quest as well as heaps of other things to see including our banner. We hope some families are able to go along and enjoy a fun day out as well as vote for our banner to win a prize.

Italiano e i gesti – Learning Italian through gesture

Italiano e i gesti – Learning Italian through gesture

There will be some changes to the way languages will be offered at our school in 2018. The key changes the children  will experience include:

  • Introduction of a group of focus words each week, which can be used frequently for interacting in the classroom, at school, home and general conversation.
  • Use of gesture to help students learn, understand and remember the vocabulary. Some of the gestures we learn will be based on Auslan sign with a few tweaks where necessary.

An expected learning outcome will be made clear for students – to be able to actively remember and use functional words and simple phrases.

They will share strategies with each other to help the whole class achieve the expected learning outcome.

Students will be encouraged to use the vocabulary they have learnt to speak to each other in class in Italian.

We will continue to adopt the CLIL approach: Content and Language Integrated Learning, which combines teaching content from a curriculum area with the explicit teaching of the Italian language.  We will once again do this through the Performing Arts Curriculum. We are very excited about this unique integrated approach to the learning of a language at Holy Trinity.

It is an innovative approach to the teaching, learning and assessment of  Italian in our school.

Looking forward to an amazing year of Language learning through gestures and the Performing Arts!

Ciao a presto! Signora Formichelli

Fun Fitness Friday

Fun Fitness Friday

On Friday afternoons for the next 4 weeks all the students in HT will participate in the Friday fitness activities. Mrs. Whelan came around and asked everyone which sport they would like to participate in. Some activities available are bootcamp, volleyball, yoga, gymnastics, karate and many more. Here are some photos from Friday’s events …..

 

Our Preps are Famous!

Our Preps are Famous!

This week the twins in our prep classes made the news in the local Knox Leader. We are very lucky to have so many sets of twins at our school. Make sure you say hi to them (and all our new students) as you see them around HT and St. Mary’s.

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Digitech in 5/6

Digitech in 5/6

This term Digitech will look a bit different for our 5/6 students, because they won’t be going to the Tech Lab each week to work on the computers for their lessons like they used to. Instead the students will be lucky enough to participate in the Lego Engineering program where they will get to build lots of different types of machines such as an amusement park carousel, a laundry drier and a conveyor belt. This is part of our new Digital Technologies Curriculum that incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) within our Digitech lessons. Whilst building different machines our students will be learning about different forces that help to make them function such as centrifugal force, belt transmission and traction. The 3/4 Level will participate in the Lego program next term and then 5/6’s in term 3. All the students are very excited for the program to begin so please keep an eye on our school blog over the coming weeks to see some of our learning in action.

Ash Wednesday at H.T

Ash Wednesday at H.T

Today we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. In Lent, we give up things we love (favourite food, ect.). We also give to the less fortunate using Project Compassion.

Father Longinas came over to our school to celebrate mass with our community. We all got ashes put on our forehead, in the shape of a cross as a symbol of new life.

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