We are already halfway through Lent which is the special church season leading up to Easter. During Lent one of the areas that Christians try to focus on is almsgiving (or giving to those in need).
At Holy Trinity we often try to raise money for Project Compassion. This year many students have chosen to participate in some owl making sessions at lunch times as a means of raising money for Project Compassion. All the materials used to make these owl were donated by the students which is very nice of everyone who donated. Some of the items include buttons, old tops, pants and other material. We were also lucky enough to have some parents give up their time to assist us with making these owls. They brought in their sewing machines, needles and thread and helped us to make our beautiful creations.
Once the owls are finished the students can buy them for $5.00 with all the money raised going to Project Compassion. Thankyou to everyone for all your contributions and for your hard work.
Here are some of our creations …..
Next term Miss Hiscox and the Environment Leaders are working together to create a gardening club. One of our big project will be to revamp our “beautiful” veggie patch and make it a bit more sustainable. Students will get the chance to join in with the club which will take place each week.
Also our school is becoming more green every day by reducing , reusing and recycling our rubbish. Each will also be working on becoming more sustainable by getting their very own compost bin as well.
Keep an eye on the school blog for future posts about our school becoming more and more green.
On Thursday 28th of March it was time to pretty ourselves up because it was school photos day.
We all made sure our hair was nicely styled and we had our smiley faces on ready for the big day. Everyone has an individual and a class photo taken. We also have family photos taken for students that have siblings. The year six students have an additional photo taken in their leadership teams. For example, all the sport leaders had a photo taken together. I also got to have a special School Captain photo taken with the other 3 school captains which will be a photo I will treasure for the rest of my life.. The company that takes our school photos is called MSP and we have been using them for quite a few years. It usually takes a couple of months before all the photos come back to the school so they will most probably come before the end of term 2.
Overall it was a fun day where we got to show off our hair styles and of course our smiles.
We have had a great start to our learning in the new Italian/Performing Arts space. This week the grade 3/4 students listened to a story in Italian about Easter called Fra Martino. They learnt to play the Fra Martino song on the glockenspiels – they did a fabulous job! Fantastico!
Ciao a presto!
The amazing artists at Holy Trinity have been working hard in the art room.
Grade One and Two artists looked at the wonderful contrasting effect of warm and cool colours as they created Initial and Bird artworks.
Grade Prep artists investigated mixing Primary colours to make Secondary colours while creating beautiful flowers.
Grade Four artists made these beautiful textured posters featuring their names.
Grade Five artists created these fun heart posters after being inspired by the artwork of American Street Artist Chris Uphues
Grade Six artistss made a collaborative artwork to display in the mini space, Reach for the Stars, it looks incredible. Thank you to Katelyn, Yul, Levi and Amy for the wonderful stars in the display.
2019 is off to a colourful start. 🌈
Last Wednesday (13th of March) the students of Holy Trinity and St Mary’s participated in our annual Twilight Sports event. Our four houses Bunarong (Gold), Mackay (Blue), Mackillop (Green) and Dominic (Red) all did a great job for the event. These houses were well led by ….. : Thomas and Niamh (Bunarong), Archie and Chloe (Mackay), Lachlan and Bella (Mackillop) and Nik and Caitlin (Dominic).
The evening began with our field house events where teams competed together to try to gain points for their team. We then went onto the Sprint events which were completed by the students in Prep to Year 2. We then had some relays and finished off the evening with the Fran Rascas races.
The house who ended up winning the Spirit Shield for Good Sportsmanship was Mackay.
The overall winning team for Twilight Sports was Bunarong so congrats to all the Gold team!
Here are some pictures from last Wednesday ……
This year in Year 2, we have been lucky enough to take part in a Pen Pal program with two Year 2 classes from a school in Queensland. The students received the letters today and are very excited about writing and sending letters back and forth throughout the year!