Two weeks ago on a bright Monday morning (10th of October) our Preps, Grade 1’s and Grade 2’s had a special excursion to the Melbourne Zoo as part of their Science Inquiry topic. The journey was an exciting one for our junior students who were able to travel by bus with their friends for one of the first excursions many of them have ever had. They saw the big cats, elephants, snow leopards, hippos, monkeys, butterflies, all sorts of sea life and of course lots of Australian animals such as kangaroos and koalas. They also had a unique opportunity to get a close up learning experience at the educational centre. Despite all of this for many of the students their favourite part of the day was when they got to eat their food and play with their friends in some of the beautiful green areas of the Melbourne Zoo.
For many students this day could be the highlight of their time at school.
We would like to say a big thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers who assisted throughout the day and to the Prep to 2 teachers for helping to organise the day.
Here are a few pictures of our experiences at the Melbourne Zoo …..
2 Yellow have recently started a new mindfulness activity this past few weeks called Zentangles. It allows the students to calmly draw patterns, practice focusing and taking their time. The students have enjoyed this activity, particularly towards the end of the day when we all need some quiet time. Take a look at some of their amazing patterns.
In Science at the moment the Year 1 students are learning about the forces of push and pull. As part of this topic the students built a Lego car model that used an elastic band to power the car a bit like a wind-up toy. Our Year 1 students were lucky enough to build this model with the Year 6 students and then they got to test and race them against other students in the class.
Overall, the students learnt a lot about how you can power a car without needing a motor to get it to work just like the forces of push and pull.
Here are the students in action …..
This is one of our races between the different Lego models that the students built ……
This term in the Year 2 level there has been a big focus on developing their skills in writing and Maths.
In writing, the students have been writing information reports about some of the animals they have studied.
In Maths, the Year 2 students have been learning about addition and subtraction there has been a huge improvement in there overall mental maths skills.
Overall, it sounds like the year two students are really developing their skills well and it is awesome to see how much they have learnt.
Here are a few pictures of some of the work displayed in the Year 2 classrooms.
On Friday 18th of March all students from Prep to Year 6 participated in our annual House Cross Country event at Egan Lee Reserve.
This year we had a number of firsts including the students in Prep to Year 2 having an opportunity to participate in the event for the first time and the event taking place in term one (it usually happens in term two).
Mr. D had measured out a one kilometre circuit for everyone to follow which began on the training soccer fields and followed a track around the back of the main soccer field before returning back to the starting line again. Each class has been preparing for our cross country during their PE sessions this term.
Our Prep to Year 2 students completed one lap of this circuit (1km) whilst the 3/4 students completed two laps and the 5/6 students completed 3 laps.
Our District Cross Country team is chosen from the students who compete in our cross country and usually include students from Years 4, 5 and 6.
Thank you Mr D for organizing amazing fun day and thank you to our wonderful parent helpers and staff for assisting with the running event. Everyone overall did amazing and it was great to see everyone doing their best to keep active.
Here are the results of the students who came first in their Years 3 to 6.
Year 3’s: Jackson & Avery
Year 4’s: Luke & June
Year 5’s: Eden & Darcy
Year 6’s: Ella D & Nathan
Here are some photos from the day ……
The students in Prep to Year 4 are very excited at the moment because this Friday they will all be starting our school swimming program at Swimworld Aquatic Centre in Glen Waverley. Each Friday in term one the Prep to Year 4 students will dressed in their PE uniform (students wear their swimming costumes underneath their uniform) and they will bring everything they will need to be able to swim including their goggles, towel and a bag to carry their wet clothes in afterwards.
Each year level has a set time to catch the bus from school, participate in their swimming lesson and then catch the bus back to school after the lesson. The first students to leave are the year 4s who will depart school at about 9.10 am and the final students (Preps) will return to school at about 1.15 pm.
I spoke to a couple of year three students about their thoughts with the upcoming swimming lessons and they said that they will looking forward to practising how to dive, learning the different strokes such as freestyle and backstroke and also all the fun safety activities you do such as treading water with extra clothes on.
We will keep you posted with our swimming lessons over the next few weeks.
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.