August 21st to August 27
This year’s Book Week theme is
Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.
Although we can’t be together in person to celebrate Book Week this year…we can celebrate by sharing some of our favourite books and listening to the shortlisted books online.
Please scroll down the following DOC to view the shortlisted books and VOTE for you favourite!!!
There is also a competition to enter if you upload a picture of your favourite character or scene from your favourite shortlisted book….HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN!!!!! Read below to find details…..
This year our Digitech Leaders have been running a Minecraft Club for students in Years 3, 4 and 5. Each Monday the Digitech leaders gather together in the Tech Lab to plan lessons that are engaging for the students and also give the Minecraft Club members some really good skills when navigating through different types of worlds that they will encounter when using Minecraft. We try not to do too much talking when we are teaching to maximise students enjoyment time. It was really wonderful seeing all of the students having fun. Sometimes we organise different competitions in some of our Minecraft sessions where the winner gets to enjoy some free time with a friend in the tech lab on Monday whilst the Digitech leaders are planning our next session.
Once we return to school the Digitech leaders are planning to run an advanced Minecraft Club for interested students who either have been involved in a school Minecraft club in the past or play Minecraft outside of school. We have some ideas for the upcoming Minecraft Club sessions like Minecraft Club students vs Digitech leaders in a PVP and a parkour session which is like a ninja warrior course but in Minecraft. In addition, to our advanced club we will be also running a new Minecraft club for younger students and beginners.
Mr. M and the Digitech leaders will be coming around to classes to tell everyone about these sessions. All interested students will have an opportunity to apply for either our advanced or beginner Minecraft sessions once we return to school.
Late last term, a group of year 5 and 6 girls were chosen to represent HT in the Interschool Sports Netball Championships. decided to compete in the Netball. In the first game our team played Boronia K-12 and we won 3 to 1. In the second game we played against Wattleview and we won 15 to 5. In our third and final game we played Knox Park and won again 14 to 3 meaning that we ended up winning all 3 games!
Overall, everyone enjoyed playing and was happy with how well we had played. We all learnt lots about how to play netball which was an amazing experience! Also a big thanks to Mrs Rocha, Carly (Lyla’s mum) and Mrs Jekle for taking us there and to Mr D for training us!
On Tuesday 27th April, a group of students from years 3 to 6 were chosen to represent Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s at the district athletics carnival. Our school competed against different schools in the Scoresby District at the Knox Athletics track.. Students were chosen to represent HT & St. Mary’s based on who came first or second during our school athletics day last term.
Some of the highlights of the district athletics competition were the performances of June (800m), Darcy (800m), Amelia F (1500m), Amelia W (shot put), Nathan (200m), Sunny (800m) with many, many more.
Amazingly, we had 17 students who came first or second in their selected events (A Division). These students qualified to compete at the next level where they will represent the Scoresby District at the Division Athletics Competition.
Overall, HT & St. Mary’s came fifth in the Scoresby District which is a a credit to everyone’s hard work.
Overall, Mr. D was very proud of the HT team in their wonderful efforts and particularly the outstanding encouragement they displayed towards both HT students and other competitors.
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.
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.
As part of Book Week the students shared their favourite books with their classmates. They have decorated a spoon for spoonville to represent one of their favourite book characters. The Prep children have designed their own original book covers. Classes have listened to some of the shortlisted books and completed some class activities reflecting on the stories.
The Year 6 students have been busy writing narratives to share with their Prep buddies. As they haven’t been able to share their narratives with their buddies at school yet, they have sent their buddies a video reading their stories to them.
We are certain their buddies will love their stories.!!! Please scroll down and view some of the Year 6 students reading their stories.
Thank you to the following talented writers for their submissions this week. Please scroll down to view their writing.
Mia H and Abbey Yr 5 Yellow ………….narrative writing “Into The Forest”
Daithi L Yr 1 Yellow ………………………….factual writing “Redwood Trees”
Oliver T Prep …………………………………..Recount “Pokemon Cards”
This term we have been doing online assemblies because of COVID-19. Each fortnight Mr Downie records the assembly in his office and then places this onto the school blog for all to see.
Lately, The School Captains (Aiden, Sienna, Joshua and Jessica) have helped with online assemblies by reading out some of the student of the week awards which we have enjoyed doing.
Today’s online assembly is scheduled to take place at 2.30 pm on the school blog.