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 ……
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 ….
On Wednesday the 24th of August and Tuesday the 6th of September the year 5/6 students represented Holy Trinity & St. Mary’s in Interschool Sports for Softball. The competition took place at Gilbert Park where we competed against teams from Knox Park, Bayswater West, Kent Park and Wattleview. Our school had two teams compete with one team being an all girls team and another a mixed team.
Both HT teams were very successful during the competition with both teams winning all of their matches on the first day except for the game between both Holy Trinity teams where the HT mixed team won.
On the second day of competition we were equally successful with Holy Trinity defeating Knox Park in the grand final by 8 runs. Both teams were premiers of the Scoresby district and will play against the other district winning teams in the Division Interschool Softball competition in term 4.
Overall, everyone really enjoyed the representing HT & St. Mary’s in softball and consistently demonstrated the TORCH values throughout the competition. Well done to everyone and thank you to Miss Tubby and Mr. D for helping to coach and prepare us for the competition.
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.
On Friday the 12th of August, the 5/6’s went to Dandenong Stadium to represent Holy Trinity at the Hoop Time competition. During the day each team played at least four games and many won enough games to qualify for finals. Our All Star girls team made to the grand final but sadly they just lost by 2 points in overtime. This meant that they were able to make it through to the next level which is a fantastic achievement. The All Star boys made it to the finals as well but they lost in the semis against Kent Park.
Each of our Hoop Time teams had at least a win during the day and they were very excited about it. Everyone had a great time and represented our school with the usual pride in the Hoop Trinity uniform.
Here are some photos from the 5/6 Hoop Time day …..
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.
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.
On Monday, the Year 6’s began working in groups to create their own ‘maths related’ board game. We have been working together on these games during Maths sessions throughout week and tomorrow (Friday) we will get an opportunity to play some of these games in our class. Some of the games included Monopoly, Wordle and Calculate to the top.
Overall, making our own maths board games fun and we are looking forward to reviewing and playing these games with one another.
Here are a few of our groups making the games this week ……
Last Thursday a team of 5/6 students were chosen to represent HT in football at Lewis Road Oval. We played three games. In the first game we played against Boronia K-12 where we won by about 6 goals. In the second game we played against Bayswater West where we played well but were beaten by about 30 points. In our final match we played against Scoresby and played a great game where we won by 45 points.
Overall, everyone had a lot of fun representing HT and wish we could have played more matches together.
In Year 6 this term we have been focussing on developing our narrative writing skills. As we wrap up our narrative writing unit this week we had the opportunity to showcase our skills by writing a narrative as a group. Each group got a prompt and a story starter then as a group we worked together to compose a detailed narrative. Some of the topics we wrote about include a boot in a forest that miraculously took a step forward, a girl named Astrid who was holding an imaginary light and four friends who got stuck in a jungle with a portkey.
Overall, everyone has had lots of fun working in their groups and enjoyed the opportunity to combine our great ideas together.
On Thursday 16 June, two teams were chosen to represent Holy Trinity at T-Ball against other schools in the Scoresby District at Gilbert Park. Team A had mainly Grade 6 students and Team B had mainly Grade 5 students. Team A won all of their games (3 out of 3) against Kent Park, Scoresby and the other HT team and this meant that they will go to the next level of competition. Team B also played well winning 2 out of their 3 games against Kent Park and Scoresby and only losing to Team A.
Overall, both Holy Trinity T-Ball teams played really well and displayed the TORCH values throughout the day.
Last Thursday (16 th May), two teams of 5/6 students were chosen to represent HT & St. Mary’s at soccer. We all travelled to the Knox Park grounds by bus and each team played three games of soccer against the other schools.
In the boys games they scored 3 goals against Bayswater West, no goals in their match against St. Jude’s and 2 goals against Boronia K-12.
In the girls games they scored 1 goal against Bayswater West, no goals against St. Jude’s and 1 goal against Boronia K-12.
Overall, both teams played really well and represented our school with pride. Well done girls and boys!
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 ……
On Friday the 27th of May, the 3/4’s and 5/6’s participated in a downball competition. The team from Downball Australia came to HT to teach us the game including giving us some expert tips and we all learned how to play officially play downball (old school edition). It was a very fun day where we were able to have a epic grand final for each year level.
Congrats to the winners who were Brody, Sam, Joshua, Sean, Matthew, and Elliott.
On Wednesday, May 25, a group of students from Years 3 to 6 were selected to represent HT and St. Mary’s at the District Cross Country around Knox Athletics Centre. These students were the ones that were in the top places from our school cross country races in March.
The students in Years 3 and 4 were required to run 2km and the students in Years 5 and 6 ran 3km. As always it was a tough event but HT & St. Mary’s performed very well.
These are the students that qualified for the next level of Cross Country representation …..
Luke W, James W, Wyatt C, Lachlan G, Liam D, Jackson R, Brodie R, June B, Grace S, James G, Avery W, Olivia H (Years 3 & 4) Darcy B, Oliver W, James G, Eden W, Amelia F, ( Ella D, Nathan P, Abbey G, Mya D, (Years 5 & 6)
Overall, Holy Trinity came first at the District Cross Country which is an awesome result and a credit to everyone for their hard work.
On Thursday (26th May) many of our year 6 students celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Jude’s Church. The ceremony began with carrying into the church with a special lantern that we decorated at our ‘spirit’ day. This same lantern will also be used for Graduation. When it was time for each of the candidates to be confirmed we went up to Fr. Tony who placed some oil on our forehead as a symbol of our commitment to God as our sponsor placed their hand on our right shoulder. It was special to be able to celebrate such an important milestone in our Catholic journey with our families and classmates.
Here are a few photos from our beautiful Confirmation evening …..
Last Friday, all the year 6 students went to St. Jude’s for our Reflection Day in preparation for making the Sacrament of Confirmation this week. It was a special day for us because we have been preparing to receive the sacrament throughout this year. There were many different parts of the day including Fr. Mark talking to us about our chosen saints, working on our lanterns that we will use during the Confirmation ceremony and practising for the Confirmation Mass in St. Jude’s Church. We were even lucky enough to wear free dress as well as to have pizza for lunch.
Overall, our Reflection Day was fun and an important part of preparing ourselves for making the Sacrament of Confirmation this week.
Here are a few photos from our Confirmation Reflection Day.
This term the year 6 students have been working really hard on some new LEGO projects. Last week we built a Street Sweeper and this week we are going to build a Light Aeroplane which sounds exciting. After we look at the project and figure out how to do it, we work with a partner(s) to build the LEGO model. One of the most important parts of the lesson is when we get together on the floor to talk about how the model works and some of the improvements that can be made to make our model work even better. Often we showcase our models for the rest of the class to view but this is optional. Sometimes during our showcase sessions someone’s model may fall apart which can be quite funny but it also shows us that it is ok if something goes wrong. Overall, our Lego sessions have been really fun and I can’t wait for our next lesson!
Here are a few of our Year 6’s showcasing their models …….