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Inter School Sports – Tennis

Inter School Sports – Tennis

On Wednesday 24th of August and Tuesday 6th of September, the students from Years 5 and 6 students represented HT and St. Mary’s at tennis at Mountain Gate.

The students chosen to play tennis were divided up into 2 boys teams, Team A and Team B, as well as one girls team. Team A consisted of mainly Year 6 boys whilst Team B consisted of mainly Year 5 boys. The girls team consisted of both students from Years 5 and 6.

Some of the schools that we played against included Boronia K-12, Kent Park, Wattleview, St Judes and Scoresby. When Team A was playing games on court Team B would be cheering, counting the team’s points or practising and getting ready for their upcoming game. Then Team A and Team B would swap and it was great to receive encouragement throughout the day. Everyone was very enthusiastic even when the other schools were winning.

Overall, it was a very successful and well organised day with all teams winning some games. Well done to all students for their great behaviour and for representing our school with such great sportsmanship.

Here are a few photos of us in action at our games ……

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Interschool Sports – Cricket

Interschool Sports – Cricket

On Wednesday August 24th and Tuesday 6th September the years 5’s and 6’s represented Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s at Interschool Cricket. The other schools that we played against included Wattleview, Scoresby, St Judes, Kent Park and Bayswater West and all games were played at HV Jones Reserve at Mountain Gate. We were divided into two team with team A being an all boys team and team B being a mixed team.

We were the first school to arrive at the ground so we had some time to practise our bowling and batting skills. Once all the schools arrived we ate some food and went to our assigned cricket pitches to play our games. Each school had an A and B team and for the first day the A teams played against the B teams.

On day 1 our A team was ‘on fire’ and won all their games while our B team played well but missed out on achieving any victories. However, on day 2 all the B teams played against one another and the A teams played the other A teams from the other schools. The B team showed how much they had improved throughout the competition by winning half of their games and once again our A team won all of their games meaning they were they were the champions of the entire tournament. As Division champion our A team will play against the winners of other Divisions at the cricket District Championship next term.

Overall, it was a highly successful two days for our cricket teams and they represented our school using the same TORCH values that they use at school.

Here are a few photos of our Interschool Cricket teams ….

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Interschool Sports – Volleyball

Interschool Sports – Volleyball

On Wednesday 24th of August and Tuesday the 6th of September the year 5 students represented Holy Trinity and St Mary’s in Interschool Sports for Volleyball. This competition took place at Boronia K-12 College and we played against teams from Knox Park, St Judes, Kent Park, Scoresby, Bayswater as well as Boronia K-12.

Our school had two teams play with one team consisting of all girls (Team 2) and one team being a mixed team (Team 1). Both teams played brilliantly in making it to the finals.

In the finals Team 1 won their match against Boronia K-12 but unfortunately Team 2 lost their match against Scoresby.

Overall, we had a couple of great days and everyone learnt so much about playing the game of Volleyball.

Here are a few of the photos from the days …..

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The Emmaus Production

The Emmaus Production

Earlier this term the students in years 4 and 5 were lucky enough to attend the production of Anastasia at Monash University performed by the students of Emmaus Collage,

So many of our students were amazed by the costumes, the lights, the storyline. Overall most of us thought the Production was amazing and the cast were brilliant!

This is what a couple of our year 5 students thought ….

Alexa: The production was amazing they did so quick with the dressing and did really well with the singing/lines.

Ethan: Amazing, no mistakes, clean and auto was very good.

We thank Emmaus College for the opportunity to attend the Anastasia Production and many of us will aspire to perform in productions like this in the future.

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School Captains Luncheon with Nick Wakeling

School Captains Luncheon with Nick Wakeling

As this is Nick Wakeling’s last year as State Member for Ferntree Gully, the Year 6 School Captains were invited to attend his ‘Annual Junior School Captains Luncheon’.

On the 9th of September, the Captains, Mia, Zeke, Ella G and Nathan, attended the luncheon hosted by Mr Wakeling at the Knox Club. This was an opportunity to meet with other primary school leaders in the Knox area. When Mr Wakeling called up Holy Trinity, we had to introduce ourselves and tell everyone what High School we are going to next year. We shared with other school leaders and their teachers what we do as leaders of Holy Trinity. We told the group about what we may like to do in the future, as a career. Finally, we spoke about what would change about our society. We were nervous about talking in front of everyone, but spoke well.

We learnt about Mr Wakeling’s role, as well as other leader’s opinions and thoughts of being a school leader. We really enjoyed the experience.

By Mia, Ella G, Zeke & Nathan

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‘We are Australian’ Art Show 2022

‘We are Australian’ Art Show 2022

What a spectacular Art Show our students showcased this week! Please find below a link to the music video that the Performing Arts club put together for the Art Show opening night and a link to some of the highlights of the evening.

Well done to Mrs Laming for another amazing Art Show!

 

 

 

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What a Wonderful Show

What a Wonderful Show

Congratulations to all the Holy Trinity artists, your work was wonderful, everyone should feel very proud of themselves.

Well done to the amazing art leaders who spoke so beautifully and created some amazing art and who also worked so hard to help set up the show, I could not have done it without you.

To Signora Formichellii and the talented singing group. What a super video, I think you showcased the joy and happiness of being an Australian through the song and music video.

Thank you to all the class teachers who guided you to create some amazing work in class time.

Thank you to all the teachers and staff who helped me with set up and made the show a wonderful community night.

I can’t wait for 2024😊

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Fathers Day Stall

Fathers Day Stall

On Friday the 2nd of September Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s was buzzing with excitement for our Fathers Day stall. This year our Fathers Day stall took place in our Library / Tech area as both the Community and Great Space were being used for our Art Show. The stall felt extra special this year with everyone missing out on these over the past couple of years during the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns.

There were all sorts of wonderful items to buy for our dads, grandpas and other special men in our lives including lots of cool pens, puzzles and there was even a phone jail. The most popular items that were purchased from the stall were sudoku and sumo wrestler bobble head

We are very thankful to all the wonderful mothers who volunteered their time to help both with organising all the wonderful gifts and then to helping sell these items on Friday.

We hope all the wonderful men in our lives have a very Happy Fathers Day.

Here are some pictures from the stall ……..

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Mater Christi and St Joseph’s Taster Day!

Mater Christi and St Joseph’s Taster Day!

It was a very exciting day for our year 4 students last Tuesday (30th of August) as they had an opportunity to go to secondary school for a special taster day.  This was a chance for the year 4 students to learn about what life is like at high school as the girls attended Mater Christi College, Belgrave and the boys went to St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully.

At Mater Christi the girls made some slime with rubbing alcohol in a science lesson and they learnt how to open a padlock which will be a skill they will need to use when using their lockers in secondary school.

At St Joseph’s the boys made elephant toothpaste and tested out a Tesla coil as part of their science lesson and they  tried out some of the musical instruments which is part of the music program at St. Joes. A few boys commented about the size of a ‘real life’ grand piano.

This is what the students thought about their experience of their secondary school taster day ….

“It was very fun, entertaining and I really like the sport activity.” Liam

“It was an amazing experience and the girls were happy to have us into their community.” Madison

“I liked the science lab and St. Joes was very spacious” Chavez

“It was really fun and the students and teachers were really nice. It was great to see all the art there.” Bella F

“I liked the canteen and indoor basketball court.There as a lot of varieties of musical instruments there.” Sam

Overall, the year 4 students really enjoyed their experience at St. Joseph’s and Mater Christi and are very thankful to the schools for this wonderful opportunity.

Here are a few photos from the day ….

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Not long to go till the Art Show

Not long to go till the Art Show

The students are excited to show you the wonderful artworks they have created.

Today some talented Grade 5 artists decorated  letters for our welcome sign with beautiful Australian native flowers. They went all out and they look sensational.
Here’s a sneak peek.

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Book Week

Book Week

After many weeks of anticipation the wait was finally over as HT & St. Mary’s celebrated Book Week for 2022. We celebrated with many fantastic events including teachers reading sessions in the library during recess, an exciting scavenger hunt based on characters in classic stories that we all know and the students writing a book of their own based on the major milestones of their life.

One of the major highlights of Book Week was on Thursday when everyone dressed up as their favourite characters. Everyone paraded around the assembly area and the colours of all the costumes along with the cheers of the community was amazing. The parade concluded with each student getting to read their milestone book to a student from another year level.

Another highlight of the week was when the students participated in an exciting scavenger hunt. Posters with clues about main characters in popular books were displayed around the school for everyone to find. Everyone who completed the scavenger hunt had their name put into the draw for a Dymocks book voucher. Kyan from year one was the lucky winner.

Overall, Book Week was a massive hit at HT and St. Mary’s and a big thank you must go out to our amazing literacy leader, Mrs. Dowling, who organized this exciting week.

Here is a video created by Seniora of the Book Week parade.

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Art Show

Art Show

The art show is fast approaching and the students have been working hard to complete their artworks. We can’t wait to show you everything we have created.
Here’s a sneak peak of some beautiful framgipanis the Year 3B students have painted.

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CBCA BOOK WEEK WINNERS FOR 2022!

CBCA BOOK WEEK WINNERS FOR 2022!

AND THE WINNERS ARE!

BOOK OF THE YEAR-YOUNGER READERS

A GLASSHOUSE OF STARS

BY SHIRLEY MARR

Penguin Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781760899547

BOOK OF THE YEAR-EARLY CHILDHOOD

JETTY JUMPING 

Andrea Rowe
ill. Hannah Sommerville
Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing
ISBN: 9781760500658

BOOK OF THE YEAR-PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ICEBURG

Jess Racklyeft
text. Claire Saxby
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760526047

BOOK OF THE YEAR-NEW ILLUSTRATOR

THE BOY WHO TRIED TO SHRINK HIS NAME

Michelle Pereira
text. Sandhya Parappukkaran

Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing

ISBN: 9781760509361

If anyone would like more information about these or any of the honour books here is the link:  https://cbca.org.au/winners-2022

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ICAS @ HT

ICAS @ HT

ICAS has begun and is well underway with students in years 3-6 completing the English assessment today and Writing and Digital Technologies last week.  The ICAS assessments will take place every Tuesday for the next 2 weeks. The assessments in the coming weeks will include Spelling Bee, Science and Mathematics. These are fantastic assessment opportunities which allow learners to challenge themselves and be recognised for their academic efforts.

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NBL Players Come to HT!

NBL Players Come to HT!

On Wednesday the 10th of August, players from the South East Melbourne Phoenix NBL club came to HT. This visit was part of an RRRR incursion for the 5/6 students about managing emotions and feelings. The Phoenix players included Dane Pineau, Ryan Broekoff and Kyle Adnam who came to HT to talk to us about how they deal with the stresses of being professional basketballers as well as taking some time to play games with us on the basketball court. One of the highlights of the visit was that students could bring items for the players to sign. These items have become extra special now that they are autographed by famous NBL players and I’m sure the students will treasure forever.

Here are some photos from our recent NBL visit.

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Is the glass half full or half empty?

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Both Prep Blue and Prep Yellow classes( Prep Green!!!!) had a hands on Maths experience learning about Volume. Everyone had a turn to measure water into different containers and identify which ones were empty, half empty/half full and full.  There were few steady hands and not so steady hands and lots of little helpers to clean up the mess.

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We Are Australian – 2022 Art Show

We Are Australian – 2022 Art Show

Here are some of the excited faces you will see at the 2022 Art Show – We Are Australian.
The clever artists at Holy Trinity and St Mary’s used red, white, yellow and black paint to create their own unique skin colour.
They used this painted paper to create a portrait of themselves.
I can’t wait to display these at the art show.

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