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!
The grade 3/4 Students as artists in school group are working hard at designing bright and colourful flowers to decorate the school vegetable garden. We can’t wait to see how they turn out 😃
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to a new school year of blogging at HT and St. Mary’s.
It is exciting to see everyone’s happy faces after a restful break. The students are very enthusiastic and ready to learn.
We welcome our Preps and other new students and hope you are settling into school well.
The site of our school blog has changed slightly this year. We encourage you to bookmark the following link to refer to on a regular basis.
Hopefully our school blog continues to provide you with lots of opportunities to gain an insight into the world of learning at Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s. We encourage you to contribute your thoughts to different posts and remember to only use first names and keep all comments positive.
This year the students will be contributing to our school blog on a much larger scale. It will be exciting to see life at HT and St. Mary’s through the eyes of our students.
Keep a look out for more posts to our school blog in the coming days and weeks.
This year at Holy Trinity we have are now learning two languages. We are starting to learn sign language so we can communicate with others who are in the deaf community. We are still continuing Italian and actually learning to sign things while speaking Italian. It is really fun learning how to sign and speak Italian at the same time.