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 …..
Carols night was an amazing, fun experience for everyone with lots of singing and dancing. It was a perfect event to get the whole of the Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s community into the holiday Christmas spirit. It was an event we have been waiting for a long time and with COVID affecting the past two years we have not been able to gather for concerts. Not only was this the first school carols night for our Prep students but also for our year one and two students. Our carols night took place on the basketball court instead of the oval due to the ongoing rain we had been having throughout the week.
Each year level did an amazing job with their performance and everyone’s Christmas outfits were fabulous. It was a nice way to farewell our year 6s and the departing staff and students.
Thank you to Seniora Formichelli for all her hard work with helping us to prepare for the evening and to her family for helping to set up all the sound equipment so that everyone could get into the spirit of the night.
It has been a great week of remote learning this week in Italian/Performing Arts lessons! The grade 5/6 students learnt about Leonardo da Vinci and mirror writing. They were set the challenge of creating a sentence in Italian about themselves and presenting it in mirror writing.
Check out some of the mirror writing that they came up with! Can you work out what it says?
The Preps have been learning about Le parti del corpo – the body parts. They were given the challenge of creating Signor Patata – Mr Potato Head using an interactive google slide. Check out some of their creations!
Class stars of the week:
Prep Blue: Primrose and Ryder
Prep Yellow: Lily, Hazel and Giselle
The grade 1/2 students revised the numbers in Italian and played some online interactive games to practice. They did a great job! Fantastico!
Class stars of the week:
1 Blue: Patrick S
1 Yellow: Evie B
2 Blue: Zara R
2 Yellow: Owen S
The grade 3/4 students continued with the online Languagenut program. 3 Yellow are undefeated champions with an amazing score of 369,800 points!!!!
Keep up the AMAZING work everyone!
Ciao Signora Formichelli
ITALIAN/PERFORMING ARTS REMOTE LEARNING STARS OF THE WEEK!
Last week (week 5 of remote learning) the students in year 3-6 were set the challenge of completing some language learning modules in an online program called LANGUAGENUT. Each class and each individual student is awarded points as they complete each language module and also awarded a gold, silver or bronze for their efforts. We are also given a world ranking against other schools and countries.
The students rose to the challenge magnificently so I have chosen some remote learning stars of the week! Check out the list below:
REMOTE LEARNING CLASS OF THE WEEK:
3 YELLOW with a whopping score of 203,800! What an awesome effort from 3 Yellow!
The students are very excited to share with you the link to the ‘Natale at HT’ showcase. It was very sad that we couldn’t participate in this year’s whole school concert so this was a way in which the students could still be part of a performance.
Click on this link to view each class performance:
Welcome to term 2 – a completely new way of learning from outside the four walls of the school classroom. Today is a ‘settling in’ day like most of us would normally do for a new term. Our parents (who are also our first teachers) may need some guidance during the day as many of them have not been to primary school since the dinosaurs roamed the Earth (well maybe not that long).
Today, here is a simple activity for all parents to try to do sometime during today’s day of learning. I would like parents to take a picture of their child/ren completing some of their learning. It may be of them working at a desk, practising some meditation skills, watching a video that their teacher has shared with them or having a brain break doing one of Mrs. Harrison’s fantastic PE exercises.
I then would like parents to send this photo to their class teacher as a quick way of touching base with them. Class teachers may not necessarily reply to these emails as they will be teaching throughout the day but it is a nice way to show them that your child is engaged in our home learning program. I would love to put some of these photos onto the school blog as well so if you give permission for me to post a photo of your child/ren please CC me in on the email to the class teacher. My email address is email@example.com
Please also note that the Prep to Year 2 online program will begin after the students have made their way through the pack that was provided at the end of last term.
Below is a list of all teaching staff’s email addresses for your reference.
Cheers and have a great day with your beautiful families.
HAVE SOME FUN LEARNING ITALIAN GREETINGS AND VOCAB!
In Italian this year we are already preparing for our school concert. Our theme for our concert will be Carnevale. Carnavale is a great way of celebrating Italian culture by acting and wearing colourful costumes. During Carnevale there are parades with lots of big colourful floats and people dancing on the back of big trailers. Also many people design special masks to wear during this celebration.
Our concert this year sounds very exciting and even though it is not until term 3 we cannot wait for it to take place.
I wonder if we might see some of these beautiful colours in our concert?
What a fun start to 2020 in the Italian/Performing Arts space! We played a very competitive game of La ruota della fortuna – Wheel of Fortune, and of course some singing and dancing too. The students are very excited about the school production – more news to follow about this soon!
It’s going to be a great 2020!
Ciao Signora Formichelli
Tonight (10th December) Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s will be gathering together to perform some Christmas carols. Each class will perform their own carol and the whole school will perform two songs. We have been practicing these during Italian sessions and eating times throughout this term.
Here were the classes practising this morning ……
Here is a quick snippet of a carol for tonight ….. IMG_2525
On Wednesday 20th November a team of 14 students represented Holy Trinity in an Italian poetry/drama competition at St John the Baptist Primary School in Ferntree Gully. The students had to learn an Italian poem off by heart and present it to an audience using correct pronunciation, expression and drama skills. The students were all fantastic and I couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of them! The student with the highest score for HT was Isabella Bonato and the encouragement award was presented to Chloe Hall. Overall the team placed 3rd. A brilliant effort!
After our very successful art show night on Tuesday night here is the video that was put together by Signora Formichelli and some of our 5/6 students who not only performed in the video but put together the different components of the video. Enjoy!!!
It has been a very busy term in Italian/Performing Arts lessons! The Preps read a story about Pinocchio and learnt a song and dance. The grade 1/2 students learnt about beat, rhythm and dynamics in music. The grade 3/4 students had lots of fun learning how to play coloured musical tubes called Boomwhackers and the grade 5/6 students were introduced to the ukulele. Check out the photos below:
On Thursday (13th of June), Holy Trinity and St Marys celebrated Trinity Feast Day as well as having Italian Day. At the start of the day we had a parade of our costumes on the basketball court. Lots of students and teachers dressed up in Italian themed clothing. During the day the students coloured in some Italian landmarks as well as learning more about Italian culture. In the mini space students played botchy ball the game is kind of like lawn bowls but for kids. After lunch the whole school gathered in the Community Hall to watch an Italian comedy show. Everyone had a ball!
Overall it was a great day and a big thank you Seniora for organising all the activities.
We have had a great start to our learning in the new Italian/Performing Arts space. This week the grade 3/4 students listened to a story in Italian about Easter called Fra Martino. They learnt to play the Fra Martino song on the glockenspiels – they did a fabulous job! Fantastico!
On September the 11th the whole school got together to perform our school concert. Our concert theme was ‘It’s a musical world!’ and it was about all the people in the audience being the passengers on a ‘plane’ and visiting countries throughout the world. Every class was a country and after lots of rehearsals including practising in our costumes and practising on the stage we were ready for our big night. So many people have said what an amazing and incredible performance it was and it was all thanks to Signora Formichelli and all the help she got from our wonderful community. Everyone had such a great time and the parents enjoyed watching their children and trying to find them through all the smiling faces onstage!
During the day we all got on the buses and headed off to Crossway to practise on the stage and to learn where everything was going to take place for the evening. It was a big day of practise so it was nice to have a bit of a break at home before we got changed into our costumes ready for our big performance. Everyone did so well with their dances and for the year 5/6’s, it was a wonderful last concert to remember.
We all had a marvellous time, and we captured the night by some photos, here is the photos from the night:
Today (Friday the 7th of September) the whole school got dressed up in their costumes for our concert dress rehearsal in the Community Hall. Everyone was so excited to see what we all looked like and we particularly enjoyed seeing what the other classes dances looked like. Each class had some 5/6 student helpers who helped with costumes and with assisting the students to move to the right position. Everyone looks amazing in their costumes and Signora Formichelli has done a fantastic job with putting our whole concert together.
Here is a sneak peak of what our concert looks like.