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5/6 Interschool Winter Sports – Netball

5/6 Interschool Winter Sports – Netball

At the end of last term nineteen girls were chosen to represent Holy Trinity in netball for Winter Interschool Sports.

We had been practising hard for a few weeks and it was great to see how well each teams improved throughout the competition.

This is how our teams went during the competition ….

A team

Game 1: Played St Judes and WON

Game 2: Played Bayswater West and WON

Game 3: Played  Wattleview and WON

Game 4: Played Boronia K-12 and WON

Final: In the final HT played against Bayswater West and we needed to go into overtime to find a winner. We ended up WINNING which meant that the A Team is the Champions of the Scoresby District.

B team

Game 1: Played Wattleview and WON

Game 2: Played Scoresby and LOST

Game 3: Played Knox Park and WON

Game 4: Played  Kent Park and TIED


In the Division championships we played against

Game 1: St. Andrews and WON

Game 2: Bayswater West and WON

Game 3: Regency Park and LOST

In the final match we played against Templeton and we needed to win by one goal to make it through to Regional Championships.

Overall, we won 5 out of the 7 matches which is an amazing effort.

Overall, we did a great job to come third in the Division Championships. We are thankful for Mrs. Rocha, Mr. D and the parent helpers for your fantastic support.

Here are a few photos from our netball days….

5/6 Interschool Winter Sports – Soccer

5/6 Interschool Winter Sports – Soccer

On June 7th 2023 the year 5/6’s participated in Interschool sports soccer at Knox Park.

Each game was about 30 minutes long with a break in the middle. We also had a 20 minute break between each game.

Here are our Day 1 scores

HT Boys Games:

1st game HT Vs Saint Judes 0 – 1 Loss

2nd game HT Vs Kent Park 3 – 0 Win

3rd game HT Vs Knox Park 1 – 0 WIn

4th game HT VS Boronia K-12 6 – 0 Win

HT Girls Games:

1st game HT Vs Scoresby Mixed 2 – 0 Win

2nd game HT Vs St Jude’s 1 – 0 Win

3rd game  HT Vs Knox Park 0 – 2 Loss

4th game BYE

Division Competition:

HT Girls played in the soccer division championships as well.

These are the overall results ….

HT Vs  Mount Waverley  0 – 6 Loss

HT Vs   Heritage College  1 – 4 Loss

HT Vs    Knox Park   0 – 1 Loss

Overall the 5/6s really enjoyed representing our school in soccer and had a great time!


Here are some photos from the day!

District Cross Country

District Cross Country

On Friday 19th of May 58 students from years 3 to 6 participated in the Scoresby District Cross Country. The event took place at Jells Park. Despite the cold and wet conditions, these students represented our school with pride and tried their best. We are very pleased to announce that HT were the overall District champions, which is a wonderful achievement following our recent success at the Athletics District event. We are very proud of all the students! A number of students have also qualified for the Division Cross Country on the 2nd of June.

A big thank you goes to Mr. D and all the parents who have helped to train us to be ready for this cross country event.

5/6 Interschool Winter Sports – T Ball

5/6 Interschool Winter Sports – T Ball

On Wednesday 7th June and Friday 16th June our Year 5s and 6s represented Holy Trinity in Tee Ball. The boys and girls were separated into two teams for their T Ball games.

In the first match the HT boys played against the Scoresby boys. It was a hard fought match and in the end the scores were 17 – 16 which meant the HT boys won by 1 run!

In the first match for HT girls they played against Knox Park girls. Unfortunately for the girls lost even though they learnt a lot from the match.

After their first games the next match that each team played was against each other! HT boys Vs HT girls. At the end of the interesting match the scores were very close but the HT boys won the match.

For the boys, their third game was against Scoresby mixed. The match was fair but there was a big gap in the scores and HT boys won once again!

The HT girls third match was against Knox Park boys. Against all odds the scores ended up being the exact same that means the match was tied.

The fourth match and final match for the HT boys was against Bayswater boys. This match ended up in a tie but then the two teachers decided to do a sudden death round to decide on the result. In the end HT boys ended up winning by 2 points.

The fourth match for the HT girls was against Scoresby. The game scores ended up losing in a close fought match.

Overall, both the boys and girls represented HT with pride and played really well!

Thank you to all the teachers and parents that helped support us with our games.

Year 6’s Activities With Buddies

Year 6’s Activities With Buddies

The year 6’s this year have been doing lots of activities with their buddies. Once every two weeks the year 6’s go over to be with the preps and have lunch together. We also have done lots of different activities with them that include showing them around the school to teach the school rules, learning about different emotions and once we even just got to play together during a buddy session which was fun.

Overall, it has been so much fun being with our buddies and we are so proud of how well they are doing at school.

Here are some photos of what we have done…

Cross Country at HT

Cross Country at HT

On Monday (8th of May) all the students at HT and St. Mary’s participated in our school’s annual Cross Country event. The students walked to Egan Lee Reserve to complete the run. Even though the weather wasn’t ideal everyone tried their best & had fun! The younger students ran 1 lap of the track (1km long), the students in the 3/4 level ran two laps and the older students ran 3 laps.

The preps were lucky enough to run with their buddies. Even though many students felt quite nervous leading up to the event it was great to see so many students doing their best and ‘getting active’.

Thanks to Mr D for organizing this day and for all the parent volunteers for helping with running the event!

Here are some pictures of a some of our ribbon winners after their events ….

Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum

On Monday 15 May, the 5/6’s were lucky enough to go to the Immigration Museum in the city for an excursion as part of our Inquiry unit. In Inquiry we have been learning about different people who migrated to Australia and how they have influenced life as we know it today. The museum was very fun and interesting. We learnt about all different types of things including giving us a fake passport to fill out with questions about the museum.

There were very cool and detailed designs throughout the museum including the long room which was built to be the grandest building in Melbourne at the time. It definitely looked like the grandest building in Melbourne with the giant ceiling and massive pillars!

Our excursion to the Immigration Museum was a amazing experience and everyone had a lot of fun and learnt lots of very interesting facts.

On the way back to school our second bus was a little bit late – but we all arrived back safely.

Overall, it was a fantastic day and we are thankful to our 5/6 teachers for organising this day for us.

Here are some photos!!

St Patrick’s Day Excursion!

St Patrick’s Day Excursion!

On the 17th of March, ten Year 6 students attended the St Patrick’s Day Mass at the St Patrick’s Cathedral with Mr Harvie. It was a good opportunity to meet up with lots of other catholic schools around Melbourne. We also had a chance to explore the huge cathedral after mass including all the different chapels throughout the  building. Many people choose a pray in one of the chapels for a particular cause such as the Holy Souls chapel. The statues of saints in the Cathedral were also very detailed and really helped to make the chapel so special.

We also had the special honour of getting to meet ArchBishop Peter Comensoli. We even got to take a photo with him which we put into the newsletter. Father Mark was one of the celebrants during the Mass which was also very cool.

After mass we got to enjoy a special concert where the high school students performed together with all the other students who attended mass.  It was a really nice experience watching all the high school students perform.

Here is the link to the the website about the event.

St Patrick’s Day Event

Overall, our St. Patrick’s Day celebration was an amazing experience and we are very thankful to Mr Harvie for organising this excursion and Kylie for assisting us!

Here are some links with our thoughts about the day…..

Chantal, Zoe and Saraya’s Thoughts


Sean and Tyler’s Thoughts


Here are some photos from the day …..


Government in 5/6

Government in 5/6

In our 5/6 level we have been learning about the different types and levels of Government for our Inquiry unit. Some of the different topics we have learnt about include the different levels of Government (Local, State and Federal) and the different houses of Federal Government which are The House Of Representatives (Green House) and the Senate (Red House). We also learnt about how laws are made and that there is an incredible 4500 rooms in Parliament House.

To demonstrate our learning of this topic the 5/6 students created a presentation showcasing what we had learnt. Some students completed a poster and other completed a slide show.

Here is some of the work from 5/6 Red.


Buddy Breakfast 2023

Buddy Breakfast 2023

Last Thursday (March 30th), our Year 6’s and Preps came to school early along with their families for Buddy Breakfast.  This event is a special opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and enjoy some yummy food together. 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 that 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.

Overall, everyone really enjoyed our buddy breakfast and are thankful for the opportunity to gather together.

Here are some of the photos from the day ……

5/6 Camp

5/6 Camp

One of the most exciting parts of being in the 5/6 Level is going on camp. This year the 5/6’s didn’t have to wait too long as we were able to attend camp in the first few weeks of this term.

Our bus trip to camp took about 3 hours and when our buses arrived we were welcomed by staff at Camp Coonawarra. After unpacking the Coonawarra staff explained about where the different areas of the camp were and when the different eating times took place. After lunch we were excited to begin our super fun activities. Some of the different rotational activities were raft building, canoeing, giant swing, flying fox, the labyrinth, rock climbing, high ropes as well as damper making and pool activities.

Another exciting part of camp is when we were able to spend some time in our cabins. Most students ran to claim a top bunk and then we spent some time with our other cabin roommates.

Another highlight of camp was the night time activities. On one night we went for a night walk and another night we watched a movie!

After three days and two nights of some of the best experiences of our life we travelled back to school with many fun stories to share with our families.

Overall, our 5/6 Camp to Coonawarra was amazing and we are thankful to all the staff and families for providing us with this wonderful opportunity to go on camp.

Here are some of the photos from camp:

Camp Photos Google Doc

Here is the slide show of camp photos shown at Friday’s Assembly ….

Assembly Camp Photos Google Slides

School Athletics Day

School Athletics Day

On Monday 20 February the students from Grades 3 to 6 went to the  Bill Sewart Athletics track in Burwood to participate in our school athletics day.

Students participated in a range of athletics events including the field events of long jump, discus, high jump, shot put and the running events of 800 m, 200 m and 100 metre sprint.

There were so many impressive results with lots of students achieving personal bests and some even participating in events that they had never participated in before.

Everyone had a great time and many students were chosen represent the school in district athletics championships in May.

Our Age Champions for this year were ….

Year 3 – Patrick S & Peyton

Year 4 – Owen V & Audrey & Asha

Year 5 – Josh R & June

Year 6 – Lizzie & Darcy

The winning house for the day was Dominic (Red) with Bunurong (Yellow) – 2nd, Mackay (Blue) – 3rd and MacKillop (Green) – 4th taking the remaining places. Congratulations to everyone in Dominic House!

Here are a few of the photos of some of our age champions and Oliver displaying holding the shield as the winning house captain.

School Production – The Land of Dance

School Production – The Land of Dance

There is lots of excitement around HT & St. Mary’s at the moment (particularly around the Italian room) as 2023 is going to be a School Production year. The theme for this year’s production is The Land Of Dance and our school concert will take place towards the end of term 3. Each class is learning their choreography songs and theme and over the coming months they will learn about the dances and costumes they will be using.

The auditions of the different parts of our production have been taking place over the past couple of weeks. The 5/6 students were given the opportunity to audition for these parts.  Seniora Formichelli is filming each auditioning character and then these videos will be shown to the Italian Production Committee to decide on who will be the different characters. Some of the different characters in the production include nonna, nonno, the mayor and the bus driver.

Seniora Formichelli has been working on putting the whole production together since last year and we are very lucky to have her helping to create so much excitement for the concert.

There will be lots of different posts on the school blog over the coming months as the production gets closer.

Here are a few photos from the recent auditions …..

5/6 Camp Day 2

5/6 Camp Day 2

Despite the warm day everyone has had a lot of fun on camp particularly completing all the different camp activities. The students have also enjoyed a couple of extra treats to assist with keeping cool.

Unfortunately, due to wifi issues no other photos have been able to be shared on this post but the staff wanted to let everyone know that all the students are having a great time.

Please continue to return back to the blog for any further updates we receive.

Enjoy a quieter house for one final night before our 5/6 campers return back tomorrow.

Happy 5/6 Campers

Happy 5/6 Campers

Our 5/6s have arrived happily on camp and have had a great first day exploring the camp site. They have been on a great walk and are looking forward to a lovely dinner. We will continue to try to update our blog over the time whilst the campers are away as more photos are shared.

Here is a picture from of our 5/6s on their walk today.

Congratulations Year 6

Congratulations Year 6

On Friday, the Year 6 students were presented with their jackets and school leader pins at assembly. They were extremely excited to finally receive them and immediately put them on with beaming smiles of pride. We hope that they become a symbol of their leadership and learning journey in their final year of Primary School.
Congratulations to those Year 6 students who were elected as our school Leaders for 2023. We know that you will represent Holy Trinity spiritedly, and exemplify what it means to be a part of the Holy Trinity school community.

Digitech Financial Unit

Digitech Financial Unit

Over the past month the year 5 and 6 students have been developing their skills with using a spreadsheet as part of our financial unit in Digitech. One part of this unit involved us students having to apply for a job by completing a letter of application and personal resume. All students who completed their job application got a job although there were a few students that had to go on a job seeker allowance because they did not finish their application. Once jobs were assigned the students had to calculate how much they would get paid then take away deductions such as tax, superannuation as well as other expenses such as insurance, food and transport. We kept a record of all of this using our spreadsheets which was much easier when we learnt to use the different formulas.

Here is a picture of my spreadsheet calculating the earnings of a computer programmer.

Year 5 Lego

Year 5 Lego

This term the year 5’s have been doing Lego sessions with Mr Mullavey. The year 5’s had loads of fun building a variety of Lego models including an electric mixer, a helicopter and a chronoscope. We even built a wind power plant that we coded using the Wedo program on our Chromebooks. Lots of groups even got the power plant to work automatically!

Here are some pictures from our Lego sessions this term……

Year 5 Leadership Day

Year 5 Leadership Day

Recently, the year 5’s had a special day together where we learnt about leadership. This is in preparation for the year 5 students soon becoming the new year 6 leaders in 2023 and the additional responsibilities that come with this. We were lucky to have Miss Humphris and Mr Scutt come to speak to us about  leadership and some good examples of who leaders are. We learned how leaders can be good at reading others and Mr Scutt showed how good a leader he is by outsmarting everyone.

The school also provided food for us during the day which was amazing! We got muffins, pizza, juice and icy poles. We also played games related to leadership.

Overall, it was the best day ever.

Here are some of the photos from our recent leadership day…..

Christmas Cooking

Christmas Cooking

On Wednesday the 7th of December the Year 5 were lucky to have the opportunity to do some Christmas cooking. Ms Lauritsen taught us how to make some coconut ice (Christmas style) and some of the ingredients included rice bubbles, condensed milk, sugar, coconut and food colouring. The year 5 students had a lot of fun with the cooking activities and we all got one slice of coconut ice to give to our family as well as a card that we wrote for them.

This is what our Christmas cooking looked like after it was wrapped …..