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Month: May 2018

In the art room this week

In the art room this week

This Week has been all about our portfolio pieces.

The Grade one and two students have just completed a unit on Paper skills and collage and this week they created some amazing collages of imaginary creatures. Check them out in the Great space.

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Students in Grade Five and Six have been investigating creating tints and shades and this week they painted an Abstract artwork.

 

Naplan Tests

Naplan Tests

Hi everyone.

Last week the Year 3’s and 5’s completed the Naplan tests for writing,reading and maths. Naplan is a group of tests completed by all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 throughout Australia.

Some students found these tests hard because we needed to answer lots of questions but others really enjoyed doing them. In writing we wrote about our ‘Big Idea’ and we only had 40 minutes to finish it in. In the reading test we had to read some different passages and answer questions about what we read and this time we only had 5o minutes to do the test. In Maths we also did a 50 minutes test about lots of the topics we have been learning about in Maths this year and last.

We are all now happy because we don’t have to worry about Naplan tests until we are in Year 7. We get our results for these tests in August.

 

New furniture from the PA

New furniture from the PA

At the end of last week, we had a very exciting delivery of new furniture.

Some brand new tubs were bought for the Prep rooms to replace the tubs that are getting very worn, and to match the rest of their furniture.

 

 

 

We also have some ‘Intensive Teaching Tables’ which are going into some classrooms to help teachers with small group work and student conferencing.

       

This specialised furniture has been purchased with funds raised by the PA at the end of last year.

Thank you Parents’ Association for all of the amazing work that you do to make sure that our students have access to fantastic resources.

3/4 Maths games

3/4 Maths games

Today the Year 3/4 classes spent time in groups playing maths games which enabled them to practice their mental and written computation strategies. The games involved elements of chance, data and strategy. They incorporated solving algorithms using addition, subtraction and multiplication.

 

Mother’s Day at Holy Trinity

Mother’s Day at Holy Trinity

Today on the 11/5/18 we celebrated an early Mothers Day. We had a Mothers Day stall from 9:00am-11:00am where we got to buy special gifts for our mums. We also did some Mother’s Day activities and after lunch we had a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea. Last year and few other years before we had a Mother’s Day breakfast and this year we have decided to have a Mother’s Day afternoon tea instead. We hope our Mums enjoyed the afternoon tea and have a good Mother’s Day this Sunday. Here are some photos that have been taken at our Mother’s Day afternoon tea ……

 

Friendship Group Paper Planes Activity

Friendship Group Paper Planes Activity

Last Friday (4th May) our Friendship Groups had a paper plane making and flying contest to build our understanding of the meaning of OPTIMISM. Optimism means to look on the bright side of things such as if I don’t come first this is still good because I still tried my best. It is okay if someone else was better and I should be happy for them as well.  Lots of students created some very original designs and many of these flew a long way in our competition. There was one competition for the plane that flew the longest, another was for the plane that stayed in the air the longest and another was for which plane flew in the straightest line. Congrats to all the people who got an award!.

Here are a couple of pictures from our paper planes contest.

Colour Fun Run

Colour Fun Run

On Wednesday the 2nd of May the Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s students ran around the school to raise some money so that we can have a new athletics track. This event was organised thanks to a great idea of Mrs. Emily Christison who has done a lot of work ‘behind the scenes’ in helping the event take place. Our schools have been able to raise over $10,000 thanks to our wonderful fund raising events. Prep L won the competition for the raising the most money as a class with over $3000 and Isabella (Prep L) raised over $1000 by herself.

The students wore a white shirt for the event and then they ran through an explosion of colour. Overall, we had lots of fun and we are very proud of our fundraising efforts.

Here is a few photos of the day.