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PJ Day Donations!

PJ Day Donations!

Hi HT!

Our Mini Vinnies would like to thank everyone for all of your fantastic donations for our PJ Day!

Our school raised over $550 as well as a massive car load full of grocery donations. 

St Vincent de Paul will love all these wonderful donations which will hopefully help some of the needy people in our community.

Grade 5’s in their PJ’s!!!!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I1JVue3khnzKMCDA_4QEh-5cBj93sfpb8RFuT1Is1RQ/edit

Thank you for all of your support and help with making our PJ Day a success!

By Chantal, Saraya, Eden, Caden and Belle

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Year 4 Camp- Adanac

Year 4 Camp- Adanac

On Tuesday morning, we had a few nervous students (& parents) before the Year 4s headed off to Camp Adanac. The Yr 4s had an amazing first day- canoeing, hut building, low ropes course, water slide, flying fox, night walk & toasting marshmallows over the campfire. We all (eventually) got a good night’s sleep. This morning after packing our bags, we get to do it all again before heading home. We can’t wait to tell you about all the fun things we have done on camp.

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Year 4 Campers are on their way …..

Year 4 Campers are on their way …..

This morning our year 4 students had an extra ‘spring’ in their step as they were departed for ADANAC camp in the Yarra Junction. This is our year 4 students’ first school camp away and they will be spending two days and one night away together.  The students will get an opportunity to participate in a range of fun activities, eat some yummy food and share lots of great times together.

We will try to update families about how they are going whilst the year 4 students are away.

Here is a few pictures taken from this morning before the students departed for ADANAC …..

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Buddy Breakfast 2022!

Buddy Breakfast 2022!

On Thursday 7th of April 2022, HT & St. Mary’s celebrated our long awaited Buddy Breakfast. Buddy Breakfast is an annual tradition where the students in the Prep and Year 6 levels come together along with their families to have a bite to eat along with getting to know each other. This year our ‘breakfast’ included sausages, fruit and juice. One of the most special parts of our Buddy Breakfast is when the year 6 students present their Prep buddy with a special ‘Buddy Bear’. The purple buddy bear is an initiative from the Alannah & Madeline Foundation helps to let every student know how special they are in our HT / St. Mary’s community. Many year 6 students still have their purple ‘Buddy Bear’ which is a symbol of how special the prep / year 6 buddy relationship is.  It was a great morning that was topped off with some beautiful sunny weather.

Here are some photos from the amazing morning ……

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Welcome back BBQ

Welcome back BBQ

Last Thursday afternoon (31st of March) Holy Trinity held a whole school community BBQ, This was a chance for our whole school community to come together for a fun filled afternoon after two COVID affected years. There were lots of different activities that we could do during the afternoon including an Easter Egg hunt, petting zoo, games on the oval, hanging out with our friends and family and obviously there was lots of delicious food to enjoy as well.

The Easter Egg hunt was a lot of fun and involved completing a word scramble as an activity from clues in the Harmony Garden. The clues were on laminated eggs that had a letter on the back. The letters combined to make a phrase and once we wrote this down on our activity sheet we took it to the tent to get an Easter Egg. Another fun activity was that we had a little visit from some furry friends that were from the petting zoo. You had to bring a gold coin donation to go into the petting zoo and you could pat lots of different animals including sheep, a piglet, a goose and if you wanted to you could pat a bunny or guinea pig in a little basket.

Another highlight of the afternoon was the great food which included an ice cream van and BBQ. It was easy to see how popular the food items were because the queue was quite long but it was worth it because the food was delicious.

A big thank you to the Parents Association for organising this fantastic event and for all the volunteers that helped to run the afternoon.

Here are a few photos of our great afternoon together …..

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Kinder Kids Reading

Kinder Kids Reading

On Monday 28 March, Holy Trinity had our first Kinder Kids Reading Session for 2022. Kinder Kids Reading Sessions take place each term and is where younger children come to visit HT and share some time with some of the older students of our school. On this occasion some of our Year 5 students were able to read with our Kinder visitors in our library. It is an exciting opportunity for both our Kinder visitors as well as our Year 5 students because some of these children may be buddies next year.

It looked like all our Kinder visitors had lots of fun with the Year 5 students as well as starting to get to know HT and some of their potential buddies in 2023.

Our next Kinder Kids Reading Session will take place on Monday 28 April.

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Friday Games Club

Friday Games Club

Students have lots of fun playing board games, card games, noughts and crosses and enjoy getting tied in knots with twister.

This is a good opportunity for students to meet others and socialise, also to learn to share and take turns.

Grade 6 leaders have introduced their prep buddies to the club and they have thoroughly enjoyed the fun!

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Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

The Year 1/2’s have been learning about how to keep their mind and bodies healthy! Some 1/2 students and parents were lucky enough to be involved in Cooking with Kids last Wednesday afternoon. Cooking with Kids is a parent and child cooking class, celebrating and encouraging cooking with children at home using fresh vegetables. Families prepared a simple dish together and children had the opportunity to taste some different veggies! 

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Prep P day

Prep P day

Last Monday (March 7) the preps celebrated P day. P day is where all the preps get to talk and learn about the letter P. In the morning the preps came to school dressed in all sorts of costumes starting with the letter p. Some students wore pjs whilst others dressed up as pirates, princesses and the police. They had a big parade to show off their amazing costumes and  made crafts starting with P such as a pig. The preps were lucky enough to watch The penguins of Madagascar and Mr Popper’s Penguins.

Overall, P day was not just a fun day but a PERFECT day enjoyed by all.

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Lego Car Challenge

Lego Car Challenge

On Friday 3rd December Holy Trinity gathered around the school to view our Lego car travel around the school. Mrs. Whelan has been working with students from a variety of levels during lunchtimes over the last few weeks to build a cardboard track that could carry our Lego car. The track began in the Mini Space where the 5/6 classrooms are located and passed through the office area into the Great Space. The students gathered around the track in the Great Space cheering the car on as it passed through the 1 Blue classroom and outside to the asphalt area near the basketball court. Finally, the track took one final left hand turn and finished outside the Year 3 classrooms. The journey for the car was smooth even over the stairs until the finish line was in sight where the car took spill.  After a quick repair job the car took the last few metres to the cheers of the school and an impressive time of 3 minutes 17 seconds.

Thank you to Mrs. Whelan for organising this enjoyable activity and to all the wonderful helpers who gave up their time to work on the track over the last few weeks.

Here is the video of Friday’s Lego car challenge…..

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Car Track Challenge

Car Track Challenge

Hi everyone,

Here is a sneak peek for our car track challenge where a Lego car will be driven along a cardboard track made by the HT students from the Year 6 classrooms through the school and all the way to the 3/4 portable classrooms. Your challenge is to guess how long you think this will take in minutes and seconds.

What is your prediction after viewing the following clip?

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ALL TOGETHER AGAIN

ALL TOGETHER AGAIN

Welcome back everyone!

We are so excited to have everyone back at school, all together again. All the staff were so happy to see all your smiling faces this morning. The bubbles were a big hit and it was great to see everyone using their bubble wands on the playground and oval.

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SRC – New School Uniform

SRC – New School Uniform

This term our SRC (Student Representative Council) have been regularly meeting to work through what our new school uniform might look like in 2022 and beyond.

Over the past couple of weeks we shared some of our wonderful ideas including labelling our designs.

Some of ideas included introducing a tie, having a hoodie and creating a uniform that can be worn by both girls and boys and having just one uniform that is a bit more ‘sporty’ and can be worn on both PE and non PE days.

We would love you to add your thoughts about the below designs into the comment section of this post.

Here are some of the designs that our SRCs came up with …..

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Taster Day at Mater Christi

Taster Day at Mater Christi

Yesterday (18.5.21) all the year 4 and 5 girls went to Mater Christi in Belgrave for a taster day. A taster day is when students from primary school visit a secondary school to have some kind of experience of what it is like to go to high school. Some of the activities we had a chance to try were: Science, Monopoly and Sport. Monopoly was a bit different from the board game because we got to explore the different parts of the school and answer questions about these places.

What we did:

  1. – First we entered Mater Christi
  2. – Next we played Monopoly and explored the school
  3. – After that we had recess
  4. – Then we had P.E. We played Popcorn and Golden child
  5.  – After we had Science ( it was my favourite )
  6. Next we got show bags that had; crayons and pencils.

We are very thankful to Mater Christi for the chance to experience what it is like to go to secondary school.

Here are some pictures taken from Mater Christi …..

We had an amazing time at Mater Christi. It was a lot of fun to have experience of  High School.

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Taster Day at St. Josephs

Taster Day at St. Josephs

Yesterday (18/5/21) the students in years four and five had a Taster Day at secondary school. A Taster Day is an opportunity when primary students can experience what it is like at high school, as they are choosing which high school to go to. The boys were lucky enough to go to St. Joseph’s in Ferntree Gully and had heaps of fun completing activities.

There were 4 different activities were drama, science, music and sport.  My group got to do drama first and I was very excited when I won the first two rounds of the first game.  Afterwards, my group did science and wow …… that explosion was huge!!!! We were amazed by what science could do.

We also go to experience what a recess is like by having snack and brain food.

We are all very thankful to St. Joseph’s for the chance to be part of the secondary school taster day.

Here are some photos from our day at St. Joseph’s ……

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Spoiling our Mums at HT for Mother’s Day

Spoiling our Mums at HT for Mother’s Day

Last Friday (7th May) Holy Trinity celebrated Mother’s Day by having a Devonshire Tea and Mothers Day stall.

All the kids had a blast choosing out what their mums would like at the Mother’s Day stall and everybody loved the candles. In fact the candles sold out in the first 5 minutes!

The Devonshire Tea is a new part of our Mother’s day celebrations but one of the most fun things that we did. Scones with jam and cream were served together with a hot drink for the mums (and grandmothers) and a juice for the children and everyone commented about how nice the scones were. All the mums loved spending some extra time with their children and the kids loved showing their mum’s some of their learning at school.

Thank you to Mrs. Whelan for her fantastic cooking and to all the staff who helped to make this a special celebration for our wonderful mums.

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Easter Picnic

Easter Picnic

At the end of last term, Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s had a very exciting Easter Picnic. It was a great opportunity for many of our families to return to our school for a community event for the first time since COVID.  Lots of fun activities took place including a crazy hat parade, a ‘guess the number of cotton balls in the container’ and an Easter egg hunt. There was plenty of great food for us including a sausage sizzle, gelati truck, donuts as well as a few Easter eggs once we completed the Easter egg hunt. It was wonderful to see so many happy faces and it showed how much our community enjoys gathering for special events like this.

Thank you to our wonderful Parents’ Association who came up with this new event and for their hard work in putting the Easter Picnic together.

Here are a few photos from the Easter Picnic.

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Market Fresh Fun

Market Fresh Fun

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
  • Yianni:
  • Remy:

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Friendship Groups

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. 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.

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What Is Being A Grade 6 Leader Like?

What Is Being A Grade 6 Leader Like?

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.

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