The 5/6’s had a great time attending a Government Incursion held in our school last week. The students demonstrated that they knew quite a lot after being involved in learning all about the Australian Government throughout Term 1.
The 5/6’s were guided through a debate, similar to what could be seen in the Cabinet.
The Year 1/2s enjoyed an educational presentation and smorgasbord of seasonal fruit and vegetables provided by the Market Fresh Schools Program.
The presenters spoke about the importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced daily diet – and gave the kids the opportunity to taste and enjoy a variety of fresh produce.
We thank the farmers for working so hard to provide us with delicious and nutritious food to eat daily!
Scan the QR codes below to hear some of the students talk about their experience:
Patrick and Peyton
Last Thursday, (4th of March) all students in years 3 to 6 attended Ringwood Athletics track participate in our school athletics day. This yearly event is an opportunity for students to learn and participate in a range of track and field events and the results are used to guide Mr. D (Our Sports Teacher) in selecting a school team to represent Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s at the District Athletics event next term. Some of the different events that the students participated in were discus, shot put, hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump as well as a range of running events such as the 100 metre sprint, 200 metre sprint and 800 metre run. Students competed against other students in their year level and the points they earned from each event contributed to overall house score. After such a big day a big congratulations needs to go out to all our wonderful athletes and to Bunarong House (Gold) for winning the house trophy.
A big thank you must go to all the wonderful parents who gave up their time to help with the running of the day and for the staff with helping to make the day so smooth for everyone. Well done to Mr. D and Mrs Patmore for organizing the school athletics day and to Lara for helping Mrs. Patmore with scoring.
Here are some photos that were take in on the day.
Every second Friday afternoon the students in our school gather together for Friendship Groups. Our Friendship Groups are formed from a mix of students in the different classes throughout the school. During Friendship Group activities we participate in a range of learning activities based around our TORCH values. Our school’s TORCH values are Tolerance, Optimism, Respect, Confidence and Honesty. Last week each group learnt about making paper plane and some students got to race their plane in the Community Space. Each Friendship Group learnt about the importance of being optimistic even if your plane was not chosen to race against the other groups and that it is important to show respect for others’ efforts with their paper planes.
Overall, Friendship Groups is really fun but it also is very important for all students at Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s in learning to display the TORCH values.
Recently in Digitech the Year 5 and 6 students learnt about how to create a post on the school blog. Posting on our school blog is a special responsibility given to the students in senior years of the school. It gives ‘us’ students an opportunity to share with the community about what happens in our school from a ‘kid’s perspective’. Each week students from grades 5 and 6 will post on the school blog about some of the learning and events taking place in our school.
Please keep coming back to our school blog each week to view some of the different posts created by our 5/6 students.
This year I am one of the lucky enough to be one of the four HT School Captains for 2021!
It is a great privilege to be a school captain because it is a role that many of our year 6 students aspired to be and with it comes a lot of responsibility. As a School Captain I have to take new families on tours around the school, lead assemblies on a Monday morning and even hand out awards at Friday assemblies. Sometimes we have to do random jobs such as yesterday where we were in charge of informing each class when it was their turn for school photos according to the timetable. One of the biggest responsibilities as a school captain is making sure we catch up on our learning when we are required around the school.
Overall, being a school captain is awesome and I am excited for what the rest of the year holds.
I’m very excited to announce that I won a competition run by SCIS on Facebook! I won all these fantastic books!
SCIS stands for Schools Catalogue Information Service and is the service used by library staff to assist them to catalogue their books.
To have a chance at winning I had to state why our library is special and this is what I wrote:
Our library is special because our students love coming to the library and reading and borrowing new books!
Holy Trinity Wantirna South would be so excited if we won some books!
Being a Grade 6 leader is something that most students look forward to throughout their years at primary school. One of the most exciting parts of being a year 6 leader is that we get to help the Prep students to settle into school as their buddy. We learn that even though we are their buddy we have a responsibility to help the Prep students to learn the school rules and to always try to use the TORCH values. The grade 6’s also help the Preps to find other students in their year level to play with especially on the playground. We spend time with our Prep buddies during special buddy sessions where the Prep and Year 6 classes get together to complete an activity or lesson. We also work with our Prep buddies during Friendship Groups.
Another big role with being a year 6 leader is doing our leadership roles. Some students are chosen to be a Friendship leader whilst others are an Environment, Learning or Arts leader and each position means that we work with a teacher on that chosen area in the school. I am looking forward to being the Liturgy leader this year because it is an important responsibility in a catholic school. It is a great responsibility being a Grade 6 leader and it is much more than just having a special jacket and wearing a leadership badge.
We hope that the year 6 leaders can help to set a great example for all the students at Holy Trinity in 2021.
Here is Friday’s school assembly. During our assembly we hear from some of our year 2 students who gave us a good reminder of making sure we show respect for our school by putting rubbish in the red wheelie bins. We also heard from our sports leaders who will be starting some sports clubs during lunchtimes over the next few weeks as well as recapping our fabulous athletics day (unfortunately this part was not recorded). Congratulations to all our wonderful ‘Student of the Week’ and TORCH award winners who displayed so many great values that we try to use at school.
We are hoping to do a live streaming of our next Friday assembly in 2 weeks time so please keep an eye out for the link to this assembly via our school newsletter, Operoo and our school blog.
A big thank you to Rebecca and Mya for your wonderful photography and video work during Friendship Groups and at our assembly.
Last week, the year 6’s welcomed the preps and their parents to the school community with a delicious buddy breakfast. Lots of people got to enjoy a yummy sausage in bread and the adults got some tasty coffee.
Buddy Breakfast is a great opportunity for everyone to welcome the preps and parents to our school community.
Here are all the Year 6’s and Preps with their buddies, friends and family.
This term in Digitech the students in years 3 and 4 have been participating in our Lego Engineering Program. The program helps to develop the students’ skills and knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) whilst building a variety of models such as a catapult, racing car, pantograph and carousel. During these lessons we learn about some of the different forces that help these machines work and students work with a partner to follow a series of instructions in order to build the model. We also look for ways to innovate our designs to help them to go faster, safer or work with greater accuracy.
These sessions will continue throughout this year with the students in years 5 and 6 participating in the program next term.
Here are some pictures of our students working during our Lego Engineering lessons.