Scoresby District Cross Country

Scoresby District Cross Country

Last Friday, Holy Trinity triumphed in the Scoresby District Cross Country. All students should feel extremely proud of their efforts as everyone showed exceptional sportsmanship and athleticism. Here are some reflections from some of our wonderful athletes –

Hamish W: “I enjoyed running with Owen J!”

Owen V: “I am excited I made improvements from last year!”

Grace S: “Our dance party at the start pumped us all up!”

Sienna H: “I’m proud of myself for making it through to the next round!”

Avery W: “I enjoyed making it through to the next round!”

Lachlan G: “Cross Country is great because I ran with my mates and we supported one another!”

Vivienne G: “It was fun having everyone cheer us on!”

Harrison H: “Crossing the finish line was the best because it was a feeling of relief and happiness!”

Winners are Grinners! 

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5/6 Camp

5/6 Camp

Two weeks ago on May 1 – May 3 , the 5/6s went to Alexandra for camp! We had an amazing and fun time over there! Here are some things that we did:

  • Flying fox
  • Disc golf
  • Rock climbing
  • High ropes
  • Canoeing
  • Beach vollyball
  • Low ropes
  • Gaga ball and more

After all those activities, students got a chance to shower and changed for dinner. Other students also went to the basketball and tennis court before it was time for dinner.

Dinner started at around 5:00 – 5:30 and many of us were very hungry after such a big day of activities. On the first night we had pasta, garlic bread and a choice of salad. Our drink options were green and orange cordial. For dessert we had ice cream with a syrup of our choice (strawberry, chocolate and caramel). Most kids enjoyed dinner and we were all pretty much full!

The next thing on the first evening was to take a night walk. The teachers encouraged the 5/6s to talk with someone new and  get to know different people. We looked for star constellations in the night sky including the emu in the sky (the 5/6s are learning about this at the moment). In order to see the emu in the sky we had to find the Southern Cross first. Most of us did manage to the Southern Cross but I’m not sure if many of us found the emu in the sky constellation.

After our first night walk the students had a choice of another night walk or play a game (charades or another guessing game) with Mrs Cowie.

After the other students came back from their night walk we all got into our PJs and grabbed a stuffy toy and pillow in order to do a meditation session together. This helped us to feel a little calmer and ready for bed. After this we went back to our cabins to unwind and talk about the day. Some cabins may have talked well into the night and others were lucky enough to sleep the whole time.

On the second morning most kids woke up at 5  – 6 am or even earlier! Children got called at 7am to go to the dining hall to eat breakfast. The kids had cereal and toast with a choice of eggs and spread. Most of us chose butter or jam. The drink selections were apple juice and orange juice. After breakfast student continued to do more of their rotational activities and we had eating breaks between them. For morning tea and afternoon tea we had cake and fruit.

At 4:30 pm after another day full of activities we got to ‘do our think’ (change, shower or play). At 5:30pm it was time to eat again. This night we had chicken schnitzel with a side of potato and veggies. For dessert it was chocolate moose which was yummy! During the evening instead of a night walk we had a trivia night! There was tied between tables but but at the end table 7 ended up winning tie breaker. After another big day we had another meditation session and went to our cabins for a restful night of sleep …. hopefully!

On the last day most cabins woke up at 5:30am and packed their stuff. After we were done packing we put our belongings outside ready to pack on the bus. We saw some cool Australian animals before getting on the bus for the journey back to school. Half way back we stopped at a a park to eat our lunch and play for a little break. At around 1:50pm we arrived back at the school feeling to meet our parents/ grandparents feeling tired but happy to have such a great camp.

Overall it was an amazing experience and we had so much fun on camp. We really appreciate all the 5/6 teachers (and the other HT & St. Mary’s staff) for giving up so much of their own time to both organise and be with us throughout our 5/6 Camp (including their own family time).

Here are some of the photos from our 5/6 Camp experience …..

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5/6 Light and Shadows Unit

5/6 Light and Shadows Unit

This term the 5/6 students are learning about light and shadows as part of our Inquiry topic.

Shadows are formed when an object is placed in front of rays of light.  We have learned that the size of a shadow can change depending on how close the light is to the object. Also the type of shadow formed is different depending on the type of object that is casting the shadow.

In transparent (see through) materials – lots of light passes through these objects so if any shadows are formed they are very light.

In translucent materials (some light passes through) – the shadows are darker than transparent materials and can be different colours depending on the colour of the materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In opaque materials no light passes through so it creates the darkest shadows.  Wood is an example of an opaque material that light cannot pass through (unless there are holes in it). In the picture below the light cannot pass through the wood so it creates a shadow.

Overall, we have learnt a lot of interesting facts about light and shadows in our topic so far and we are looking forward to finding out more about the different properties of light and shadows.

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What have our Preps been learning about?

What have our Preps been learning about?

It is hard to believe that our Prep students have been at school for one and a half terms already. They have learnt so much already and their teachers are very proud of how well they have settled into school.

So this is what our Preps are learning about in term two ….

In Reading, the Preps are learning about different letters and sounds such as s,o,m,r,t and u. This helps them to decode the text and helps them to understand what is in the books. The students are encouraged to use the pictures in the books they read to give them clues about what the text is about.

In Writing, the Preps are learning how to write proper short sentences by themselves. It is amazing how well they are writing even though they have only been in Prep for a short time.

In Inquiry, the students are learning about the life cycle of a bean seed and how to grow it. They are finding this topic really interesting.

Overall, the Preps are learning lots of new and exciting things and we can’t wait to see what they learn next. Keep up the good work Preps!

Here are some examples of the Prep student’s good work.

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Cross Country 2024

Cross Country 2024

On Tuesday 7th of May the students in all grades participated in our annual cross country. This year the cross country took place around the school as Egan Lee Reserve is currently under renovations. Our Prep students ran one whole lap of the school including running through the car park and the basketball court whilst the 1/2 students ran two laps, the 3/4’s ran three laps and 5/6 students ran four laps. It was great seeing so many students being active whether it was walking or running all the way around the course. The Grade 6’s were luck enough to run an extra lap with their buddy which was really cool.

There were lots of amazing efforts throughout the school and the top ten students for each year level will get to represent HT in the district cross country.

The overall places for the house championship are as follows ….

Mackillop (Green house) won for spirit points which were earnt in sport class and at sporting events.

Dominic (Red house) came in 2nd place, Bunurong (Gold house) came in 3rd place and Mackay (Blue house) in 4th place.

Congratulations to everyone for your efforts with preparing and participating in our school cross country!

A big thank to Miss Humphris for all of her efforts with organising this event for our school.

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TORCH Bearers for Term 1

TORCH Bearers for Term 1

At the end of last term our TORCH bearers of the term were awarded to one special person in each year level who displays each of our TORCH values. Our TORCH values of tolerance (T), optimism (O), respect (R), confidence (C) and honesty (H) are at the heart of what we teach at Holy Trinity and provide our students with practical examples of how to live out of school motto of ‘Love One Another’.

Congratulations to Aila (Prep), Kurshna (Yr 1), Audrey (Yr 2), Zach & Lily (Yr 3), Mila (Yr 5) and June (Yr 6) for being such fantastic recipients of the TORCH Bearers for term 1.

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Mother’s Day Prayer Service 2024

Mother’s Day Prayer Service 2024

Last week we celebrated our mothers and the significant women in our lives. It was wonderful to have so many join our students for a Prayer Service and classroom activities.

We know that some Mums or special people were unable to join us at school for the Mother’s Day Prayer Service. You may like to use the Mother’s Day Prayer Service slides to pray together as a family.

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School Athletics Day

School Athletics Day

On Tuesday 20 February the students from Grades 3 to 6 went to the  Bill Sewart Athletics track in Burwood to participate in our school athletics day. The students participated in a range of athletics activities like high jump, long jump, triple jump, discus, shot put as well as the running events including 100m, 200m and 400m.

Everyone participated well in the different athletics events and the spirit shown throughout the day was excellent.

The overall spirit points for school athletics were:
Dominic – 3200 points
Bunurong  – 3000 points
Mackay – 2900 points
The overall age championship winners for the day were:
Lola and Dallan (Year 3)
Peyton and Patrick (Year 4)
Cici and Owen V (Year 5)
June and William A (Year 6)
Dominic won overall for the day.

Overall, it was a great day for everyone.

A big thank you to all of our wonderful helpers and to Miss Humphris for all of her hard work in organizing the Athletics Day. Great job everyone!

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Harmony Day

Harmony Day

We are one but we are many……….

We celebrated Harmony Day dressed in Orange and in our cultural outfits. We investigated where our families come from around the world and listened to music from other cultures.

Staff managed to celebrate by having a feast of flavours from their own cultures for a delicious morning tea.

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DISTRICT SWIMMING

DISTRICT SWIMMING

On Friday the 23rd of February, twenty one students for years 3 to 6 were chosen to represent HT at Croydon Memorial Swimming Pool. The pool is an Olympic sized which means it is 50 metres long and at least 8 lanes wide.

HT had lots of successful swimmers that participated in a range of events including backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke and relay. Some of our swimmers did so well that they were chosen to participate at the next level of competition.

Overall, HT came 3rd but we were only a few points from first so it was a fantastic result. Most importantly all the students represented HT with great sportsmanship positively supporting all the students swimming even those that were not from our school.

One of our year 5 participants commented how he really liked being part of the day and gave it a rating of 10 out of 10.

Here are a few photos from the day of competition.

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First Friendship Groups

First Friendship Groups

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 of Tolerance, Optimism, Respect, Confidence and Honesty.  During our first Friendship Groups session we played the ‘ah umm’ game. If you can’t remember how to play this game then these are the rules:

1. You need to try not to say ‘uhh’ or ‘ahh’ or ‘umm’ .

2. You talk about a topic that you know something about for 30 seconds (eg. what you did on the holidays, what your favourite food is or your favourite restaurant, etc.)

3. This is the most important rule: show the TORCH values especially optimism when you lose or make a mistake.

Overall, the students really enjoy getting to work with students throughout the school that we don’t usually get to be with in our regular class groups.

Here is the slides from our recent Friendship Groups ….

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Congratulations Maya

Congratulations Maya

Congratulations to Maya Kansakar 1/2 G whose artwork won an award at the CEM Visual Art Exhibition.

Maya’s artwork ‘Goodnight Owl’ won the NationalGallery of Victoria Award for Creativity – Primary 

Maya completed this artwork last year in Foundation .

Well done Maya 

 

The details for the exhibition are as follows

Celtic Hall, Catholic Leadership Centre 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 3002

The exhibition will be open for public viewing on the following days and times:
Tue 12 March: 9am – 4pm
Wed 13 March: 9am – 7pm
Thu 14 March: 9am – 4pm
Fri 15 March: 12pm – 7pm
Sat 16 March: 11am- 4pm
School Groups and family groups welcome.

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GARDEN CLUB

GARDEN CLUB

We have been very busy in the garden this term harvesting our tomatoes, corn and zucchinis.

HT’s Environment Leaders for 2024 are Parthvi and Alexandria. They have been a big help with watering, harvesting and organising all the children that come to the garden.

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LIBRARY NEWS

LIBRARY NEWS

HT’s Learning Leaders for this year are Alyssa and Charlize. They have been a terrific help when the library is open at recess.

Some of our students enjoyed reading in the library today (where it was lovely and cool).

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Congratulations – Catholic Education Melbourne Visual Art Exhibition 2024

Congratulations – Catholic Education Melbourne Visual Art Exhibition 2024

Three amazing Holy Trinity artists have had their work accepted to be exhibited at the Catholic Education Melbourne’s Visual Art Exhibition this year.

Congratulations 

Maya Kansaker Year 1

Ellie O’Halloran Year 1

Benjamin Xu Year 3

The details for the exhibition are as follows

Celtic Hall, Catholic Leadership Centre 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 3002

The exhibition will be open for public viewing on the following days and times:
Tue 12 March: 9am – 4pm
Wed 13 March: 9am – 7pm
Thu 14 March: 9am – 4pm
Fri 15 March: 12pm – 7pm
Sat 16 March: 11am- 4pm
School Groups and family groups welcome.

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Our First Assembly for 2024

Our First Assembly for 2024

Hi everyone,

With our 2024 underway we have begun the new school year with a bang!

This year we are having our Friday afternoon assemblies in the Great Space (space in between the 1/2 and Prep classes). Last Friday (9 February) we gathered to welcome our new Prep students as well as to present our Year 6 students with their jackets and badges.

These are the videos of these presentations for your viewing pleasure.

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