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‘Natale at HT’ Showcase 2020

‘Natale at HT’ Showcase 2020

The students are very excited to share with you the link to the ‘Natale at HT’ showcase. It was very sad that we couldn’t participate in this year’s whole school concert so this was a way in which the students could still be part of a performance.

Click on this link to view each class performance:

https://sites.google.com/htws.catholic.edu.au/italianandperformingarts/home

Buon Natale!

Ciao Signora Formichelli

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Gratitude reflection – End of Year Mass 2020

Gratitude reflection – End of Year Mass 2020

Students were asked to reflect on the 2020 School Year. This is what students wrote for their class…

Grade Reflection
Prep  Blue In Prep Blue we are grateful for the chance to play with our friends now that we are back at school.
Prep Yellow In Prep Yellow we are grateful for learning about writing recounts. We get yellow cards and Miss Humphris gives us stickers!
1 Blue In 1 Blue we are grateful for getting to spend more time with our family during lockdown. We are also grateful for Sport, Art, Italian, Handwriting and Tech!
1 Yellow In 1 Yellow we are grateful for being back at school so that we can do Art and PE with the class and the teachers again.
2 Blue In 2 Blue we are grateful for our parents who helped us learn during remote learning and we are grateful for our teachers who help us when we get frustrated!
2 Yellow In 2 Yellow we are grateful for coming back to school after lockdown and having a great teacher who is funny and lets us play fun games.
3 Blue In 3 Blue we are grateful for all of Victoria following the Covid rules so we could stay healthy during this difficult time. We are thankful to all our teachers and family for supporting us during online learning and are so happy to be able to see all our friends and family again
3 Yellow In 3 Yellow we are grateful for coming back to school and seeing all the teachers and our friends again. We are also grateful for having the teachers around, by our side, so that we can ask for help whenever we need it. It’s wonderful to have Miss McGing back!
4 Blue In 4 Blue we are grateful for the efforts of all the teachers so that we could keep learning during remote learning. For Miss Mac (our student teacher), and all the hard work Mrs Jamieson put in for us.

We’re also grateful for all the Google Meets during lockdown as seeing our classmates was often the highlight of our day!

4 Yellow In 4 Yellow we are grateful for being able to learn both online and at school throughout the pandemic. We are also very grateful that we were still able to go to year 4 camp – it was great!
5 Blue In 5 Blue we are grateful for our teacher conducting extra Google Meets to explain the learning tasks, and for her always being willing to help anyone that needs it.
5 Yellow In 5 Yellow we are grateful for being able to learn online. We are also grateful that lots of people were still able to work when everything shut down.
6 Blue In 6 Blue we are grateful for our teacher always being available and helping us during remote learning. We are also grateful for the chance to have a leadership role in the school.
6 Yellow In 6 Yellow we are grateful for Mrs Smith who always makes us laugh. We are grateful that our teachers always make learning fun and interesting!
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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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End of Year School Mass

End of Year School Mass

Today (Friday 11th December) the HT and St. Mary’s community gathered as a community to remember the 2020 school year. It was the first time we had gathered together as a whole school community since term one and due to COVD regulations we celebrated this mass outside on the basketball court. It was also an opportunity for many of us to meet our new parish priest, Fr. Mark, who joined the St. Jude’s community during our second lockdown. It was a lovely opportunity to reflect on 2020 and Fr. Mark taught us about the similarities between our experiences with COVID and the major disease faced in Jesus time called leprosy.

Thanks for Fr. Mark, Mr. Harvie and all the staff and students for helping to make today’s mass such a special celebration.

Here are a few photos taken during today’s celebration.

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