Year 5 Leadership Day

Year 5 Leadership Day

Recently, the year 5’s had a special day together where we learnt about leadership. This is in preparation for the year 5 students soon becoming the new year 6 leaders in 2023 and the additional responsibilities that come with this. We were lucky to have Miss Humphris and Mr Scutt come to speak to us about  leadership and some good examples of who leaders are. We learned how leaders can be good at reading others and Mr Scutt showed how good a leader he is by outsmarting everyone.

The school also provided food for us during the day which was amazing! We got muffins, pizza, juice and icy poles. We also played games related to leadership.

Overall, it was the best day ever.

Here are some of the photos from our recent leadership day…..

Christmas Cooking

Christmas Cooking

On Wednesday the 7th of December the Year 5 were lucky to have the opportunity to do some Christmas cooking. Ms Lauritsen taught us how to make some coconut ice (Christmas style) and some of the ingredients included rice bubbles, condensed milk, sugar, coconut and food colouring. The year 5 students had a lot of fun with the cooking activities and we all got one slice of coconut ice to give to our family as well as a card that we wrote for them.

This is what our Christmas cooking looked like after it was wrapped …..

Build a bridge and get over it!

Build a bridge and get over it!

For our inquiry in grade 3/4 this term, we learnt all about bridge design and technology. We learnt about the purpose of bridges as well the types of bridges such as suspension, beam, arch and cantilever. Bridges make driving, walking or any type of transport easier.

The year 3 and 4 teachers gave the students a mission to ‘build a bridge and get over it!’

We used various materials to build our bridges which we shared at assembly last week.

Here are some photos of how we made our bridges.

By June and Brodie

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GARDEN CLUB NEWS

GARDEN CLUB NEWS

Even though the  garden was very quiet over Winter we still managed to harvest a bumper crop of snow peas and about 4 good sized beetroot! However, the turnips weren’t quite as we’d expected! Let’s just say they got a little ‘too friendly’! This apparently happens when the soil is too compacted for them to grow freely.  The children really enjoyed picking and eating the snow peas straight from the vines! Yum! We also grew a great crop of spring onions that I didn’t take photos of.

 

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Time Capsule Reveal

Time Capsule Reveal

On Sunday, a seemingly odd day for school, students returned to their place of learning from 12:00 – 2:30 for the Time Capsule Reveal!!!

The original time capsule includes some of the following …. photos of us with our buddies, our favourite HT memories, a signed school t-shirt, a signed collage, a class photo, a book of special people, a book of careers and their fav memories and the preps added a book of photos and drawings of them doing their future careers.

Here are some awesome photos of this magnificent milestone.

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Fabulous Fish with Feelings

Fabulous Fish with Feelings

This week the fabulous Grade 2 artists created Fish. They used colour, lines and shapes to create a fish that conveyed a feeling. See if you can guess the feelings. 
These artworks made me feel happy, amazed and grateful for my wonderful students. 😊🤩🥰

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Wonderful Grade One Artists

Wonderful Grade One Artists

The amazing Grade one artists created artworks that showed an emotion this week. They used line, colour and shapes to create a ghost artwork that conveyed an emotion of their choice. 
All of these made me feel really happy 😆 

 

 

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BOOK FAIR NEWS

BOOK FAIR NEWS

The Book Fair was a huge success!

The children had an exciting time looking at all the books and filling in their wish lists. The total sales amounted to just over $5600!!

This equates to nearly $1700 worth of new resources for the library!

I am blown away by the generosity of parents and I want to say a huge thank you for supporting the book fair! Our goal of $4000 worth of sales was well and truly smashed!

COMPETITION WINNERS!

The winners of our book fair competitions were announced on Friday 4th November!

Prep:    Madison Lepore Prep Yellow

Year 1: Matilda Bell 1 Blue

Year 2: Courtney Ioannides 2 Blue

Each of these students won a $10 voucher to spend at the book fair!

Students in years 3-6 needed to guess the amount of pages in these 5 books. 

There were 1633 pages in total.

Each of these students won a $15 voucher to spend at the book fair!

Year 3 Blue: Hudson Booth

Year 3 Yellow: Fred Humble

Year 4 Blue: Madison Stephens

Year 4 Yellow: Ava Bornman 

Year 5 Blue: Tyler Gleeson

Year 5 Yellow: Dekyn Foley-Johnson

Year 6 Blue: Mya Devlin

Year 6 Yellow: Angel Jacobs

Each winner has received a $15 voucher to spend at the book fair.

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Enchanted Maze Garden

Enchanted Maze Garden

On Thursday 3rd of November we went on an excursion to the Enchanted Adventures. This was part of our learning in literacy & inquiry about bridges.

We got to go on the tube slide and it was really fun because there was a big drop. We also went on a rope playground called a Sky Scramble. It was exciting because you were above the ground. We went in small groups through the mazes. We had to find our way out of the mazes, which had some different types of bridges.

We also got to cross some bridges like the canopy walk, which was a suspension bridge.

We had the best time because the weather was good and we got to experience new things.

– Vienna & Taya

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THE BOOK FAIR IS HERE!

THE BOOK FAIR IS HERE!

The children were soooo excited to come to the Book Fair! Look out for your child/ren’s wish list in their school bag. On their wish list you will see the item name, the price and the location (BC1 or table). BC or bookcase indicates which number bookcase the item/s are from. Below you will see photos of all the bookcases (numbered at the top) so that you can see what your child/ren would like to buy. There is no obligation to buy, however every purchase earns the school a commission, which allows us to purchase more resources for the library. Please use this link to make a purchase  https://parentpayments.scholastic.com.au/BookFairs; write the receipt number on the back of the wish list. This year we are also accepting cash payments. Give the wish list to your child to bring back to school and I can then send the items home. If there are any items that parents would like to purchase as gifts, or for any queries please email me at whoneysett@htws.catholic.edu.au (or call the school after 2pm each day) and I can make arrangements for you to pick them up. Some of the more popular items may sell out quickly, so they will be placed on backorder and sent home ASAP!  Thank you for your support!

 

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Zart Art Gallery

Zart Art Gallery

Congratulations to the Grade 5 artists and the Year Six Art Leaders whose Modroc Totem animals have been accepted to be exhibited at the zart art gallery. The gallery is above the shop in Lexton Road Box Hill North.


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Year 3 Enchanted Adventure

Year 3 Enchanted Adventure

On Thursday, Year 3 set off to Enchanted Adventure as part of our unit on bridges.
We had so much fun exploring the canopy walk that had wobbly wooden and mesh bridges.
We also saw concrete and pebble bridges in the amazing mazes.
Though most of all we loved the tube sliding, where we also explored force by sliding very fast down plastic tubing which was like a bridge.
We had a fantastic day exploring different types of bridges and how they can be used in something so fun!!!

 

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LIBRARY NEWS

LIBRARY NEWS

BOOK FAIR COMPETITION YEARS 3-6 2022

FOR THIS YEARS BOOK FAIR STUDENTS IN YEARS 3-6 ARE PARTICIPATING IN A COMPETITION.

THEY NEED TO GUESS THE NUMBER OF PAGES IN THESE 5 BOOKS! THE CLOSEST GUESS TO THE ACTUAL AMOUNT WINS A $15 VOUCHER TO SPEND AT THE FAIR!

ONE WINNER CHOSEN FROM EACH YEAR LEVEL!

WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON 4TH NOVEMBER 

GOOD LUCK!

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LIBRARY NEWS

LIBRARY NEWS

For this year’s book fair the Prep’s, Year One and Two students can participate in a colouring competition!

They can choose 1 of 4 pictures to colour in and there will be one winner chosen from each year level. Each winner will receive a $10 voucher to spend at the book fair!

Please put your name and year level on the entry. Only one entry is allowed per student. Entries need to be in by Thursday 3rd November, with winners announced on Friday 4th November. Parents look out for your child’s colouring page in their blue pouch!

Good luck and happy colouring!

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Year 5/6 Softball

Year 5/6 Softball

On Monday 17th October, two teams of students from year 5/6 represented HT at softball in the Knox Division Championships at Gilbert Park. As you can imagine the competition was very strong when competing against all the other district winners but we held our own winning two of the three games that we played. Unfortunately, we just missed out on making it to the regional championships where just missed out on percentage and finishing third overall.

Overall, we all had lots of fun and represented HT with great pride and displayed great sportsmanship throughout the day. Thanks to Mr. D for helping to train us throughout the last couple of months and for helping us to participate in the day.

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3/4 Regional Hoop Time Championships

3/4 Regional Hoop Time Championships

On Wednesday the 19th of October, two teams of 3/4 students were chosen to participate in the Regional All Star Hoop Time Championships at the State Basketball Centre. This was after our Future Star team also played in the Future Star Competition  a week prior. Our All Star boys team won all their matches including the grand final against Monbulk Primary. Our All Star girls team also won all their games including a close win in the grand final against Scoresby Primary where they got the job done in the final few minutes.  Our Future Star team also was successful in their grand final which is an amazing result for HT where our All Star Boys, Girls and Future Star teams made it through to the State Hoop Time Championships later on this term.

Well done to our 3/4 students and not only making it through to the State Championships but also using the TORCH values throughout the day as they represented HT. We can’t wait to hear what happens in a few weeks time.

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Preps Learning in Maths

Preps Learning in Maths

This term the Prep students are learning about addition and subtraction. One of their main goals being to look at different combinations of numbers that add to 20 such as 10+10 and 5+5+10 and 11+9.

In addition, the Prep students have also been learning about 2D and 3D shapes as a separate topic in Maths.

Overall, the Preps have progressed so much in so many areas of Maths as you can see from their fantastic work below.

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Year 6 Metro Incursion

Year 6 Metro Incursion

During week 3, the year 6’s were fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in a Metro transport incursion. Matt, a community education officer from Metro transport, talked to us about the different ways we can travel on PTV, (Public Transport Victoria) so that we have experience for next year when we go to high school. The year 6’s learnt how to use a MyKi, the rules of public transport and the safety precautions we should take to ensure we have the best experience each time we travel.  At the end of our excursion we took a test to see how much we had learnt and got the best score out of any school that Matt had worked with (a whopping score of 1,201).

Overall, we learnt a lot from our excursion and we all feel confident that we will have no trouble taking public transport once we begin attending secondary school.

Thank you to Matt for providing this opportunity for the year 6 students to learn about different ways we can travel around our city.

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