Aryana D in 2 Blue has been concerned with the Emperor Penguins.
The Emperor Penguin is the largest penguin in the world. Unfortunately, they are dying because they have nowhere to live as the polar ice caps are melting due to global warming.
One of the big ways that we can help stop global warming is by using recyclable materials instead of single use plastic. Another option is to reuse items more than once such as to using a refillable drink bottle instead of buying water from the store.
Aryana would like to remind us that we can help save the Emperor Penguins from climate change by thinking about using recyclable materials such as cardboard, cloth bags or even recyclable plastic before we use single use plastic as much as possible.
Here is a poster to help remind everyone about how we can help these beautiful creatures to survive on earth for many years to come.
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.
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 …..
Holy Trinity comes 13th in the Knox Virtual Olympics!
Congratulations to the following students for winning a medal.
Scarlet Frodsham – Bronze Medal in Seated Basketball
Jarvis Krug – Silver Medal in Sock Put
Isabelle Watt – Bronze Medal in Sock Put
Zeke Stephens – Bronze Medal in Swimming
Xavier Monro & Partner- Gold Medal in Paper Ball Tennis
June Barker – Gold Medal in Hurdles
Holy Trinity students have also done a variety of exercises over the past few weeks, check out Zeke completing one of this week’s activities below.
There is a special ‘live’ cyber safety presentation by Martin McGauran who will be working with our students later on this term. Today’s presentation is aimed at the Prep to Year 2 students but anyone can attend and I’m sure you will be entertained by Marty and his puppet. The presentation begins at 12 pm and will last for approximately 40 minutes. All you need to do to join is click on the link below. Enjoy!!!!
In the 1/2 level at the moment the students have been working really hard on their reading skills. The focus is on reading with fluency where the students read in class for 20 minutes each day as well as choosing ‘good fit books’ that use the five finger rule. The five finger rule involves the students choosing books that are not too easy or too hard.
In addition, the 1/2 students have been developing their understanding of spelling sounds, 2D shapes in Maths as well as learning about the Easter season.
Here are the 1/2 students hard at work …..
Here is Friday’s school assembly. During our assembly we hear from some of our year 2 students who gave us a good reminder of making sure we show respect for our school by putting rubbish in the red wheelie bins. We also heard from our sports leaders who will be starting some sports clubs during lunchtimes over the next few weeks as well as recapping our fabulous athletics day (unfortunately this part was not recorded). Congratulations to all our wonderful ‘Student of the Week’ and TORCH award winners who displayed so many great values that we try to use at school.
We are hoping to do a live streaming of our next Friday assembly in 2 weeks time so please keep an eye out for the link to this assembly via our school newsletter, Operoo and our school blog.
A big thank you to Rebecca and Mya for your wonderful photography and video work during Friendship Groups and at our assembly.
Congratulations to Vivienne in Grade 2. Vivienne’s artwork ‘Rainbow Dreaming’ was awarded the National Gallery of Victoria award for Creativity – Primary.
NGV provided this feedback for Vivienne –
“This was such a joyous and expressive work”
Well done Vivienne! We are very proud of you 👏
Ever since our Year 6 Digitech leaders began their leadership roles they have really wanted to organise a Minecraft Club for the students in our school. Unfortunately, due to COVID we have been unable to conduct our Minecraft Club until this week.
Some students in Years 2, 3 and 4 have been given the opportunity to participate in our Minecraft Club where they are learning to use a variety of the tools and skills used in this program. This club takes place during lunchtimes on Wednesdays and Fridays. Our Minecraft Club will continue until the end of the year.
Next year we are hoping to continue our Minecraft Club with our new Digitech leaders as well as to begin a Minecraft Club with a new set of students.
A big thank you to our Year 6 Digitech leaders for all of their efforts in helping to get this club up and running for our students.
Here are a few of our students in action during a recent Minecraft Club session.
Here are some more writing pieces students have shared. Please scroll down to read them all. ENJOY
Grade Two students should be very proud of themselves, not only did they participate in a Live streamed Art lesson, they then created these amazing artworks at home. So proud of everyone.
Click on the link to view their work
Behind The Mask Self Portraits – Grade 2
Welcome back everyone to term 3 and to remote learning 2.0. I hope everyone had an enjoyable school holiday break and are refreshed for another great term of learning.
Below is the Google Meet Timetable for classes (including Specialist Google Meets). As you will notice the times for class Google Meets should be the same each day.
There is also a specialist Google Meet time for each class during the week where you will to some learning with the Specialist teachers at the allocated time. It is important to remember that no matter what specialist lesson you have it will always be the same code, You will also stay on your Google Meet throughout the session and your specialist teachers will swap over half way through the session. Most class teachers will explain how to access their specialist Google Meet but here is a quick summary …..
6 Yellow & 6 Blue enter the code …… year6
5 Yellow & 5 Blue enter the code …… year5
4 Yellow & 4 Blue enter the code …… year4
3 Yellow & 3 Blue enter the code …… year3
2 Yellow & 2 Blue enter the code …… year2
1 Yellow & 1 Blue enter the code …… year1
Prep Blue enter the code …… prepb
Prep Yellow enter the code …… prepy
Below is video explaining how to access Google Meets – both class and specialist meets.
The Grade 6 Digitech leaders leaders have some exciting news for students in Year 2 and 3.
We will be helping to run a Minecraft Club for students in Grade 2s and 3s (who haven’t participated before). We have been working hard in lunchtime sessions to help set things up and I am sure the students who participate in these sessions will learn lots of new skills as well as having a lot of fun.
Information for our new Minecraft club will be sent out in a letter shortly after the holidays.
This week the students in 2 Blue thought about something they are grateful for. Some of the students thought about the last two months and what they enjoyed at home while others were grateful to be back at school this week. Enjoy watching the short video of 2 Blue students sharing what they are thankful for this week!