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Month: March 2022

Amazing artists create Beautiful Birds

Amazing artists create Beautiful Birds

Grade 3 and 4 artists have been learning a variety of paper construction skills over the last few weeks.
This week they designed and created their own original birds. 
They solved problems as they encountered them by trying different things or asking someone for help.

I am very proud of them and they were proud of themselves. Well done everyone.

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House Cross Country 2022

House Cross Country 2022

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 ……

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Kinder Kids Reading

Kinder Kids Reading

On Monday 28 March, Holy Trinity had our first Kinder Kids Reading Session for 2022. Kinder Kids Reading Sessions take place each term and is where younger children come to visit HT and share some time with some of the older students of our school. On this occasion some of our Year 5 students were able to read with our Kinder visitors in our library. It is an exciting opportunity for both our Kinder visitors as well as our Year 5 students because some of these children may be buddies next year.

It looked like all our Kinder visitors had lots of fun with the Year 5 students as well as starting to get to know HT and some of their potential buddies in 2023.

Our next Kinder Kids Reading Session will take place on Monday 28 April.

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LIBRARY NEWS

LIBRARY NEWS

Holy Trinity school library has a standing order subscription with Lamont Books. They are an Australian owned and operated business based in Hallam. They supply high quality books written by talented Australian authors to school libraries. We receive the orders once a month and each month we receive a box of picture fiction, primary fiction and graphic novels. Included in the subscription are teacher notes for all the books which the teachers can use for their classroom planning. Here are some pictures of the titles that will soon be available in the library.

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GARDEN CLUB

GARDEN CLUB

Over the last few weeks we have harvested our corn, cucumbers and eggplants!

The children enjoy helping to water the plants, especially on a hot day!

The pumpkin patch has sprawled out and over into other garden beds and as you can see from the photos there are lots of pumpkins growing! There are two different types growing, Kent and Butternut. I saved the seeds from pumpkin that I had bought and cooked at home. I then planted them into a homemade planter and then planted 3 of the best seedlings into the garden at school.  I’m so pleased with how well they have grown and am looking forward to harvesting and cooking lots of delicious soups and roasted pumpkin.

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Friday Games Club

Friday Games Club

Students have lots of fun playing board games, card games, noughts and crosses and enjoy getting tied in knots with twister.

This is a good opportunity for students to meet others and socialise, also to learn to share and take turns.

Grade 6 leaders have introduced their prep buddies to the club and they have thoroughly enjoyed the fun!

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Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

The Year 1/2’s have been learning about how to keep their mind and bodies healthy! Some 1/2 students and parents were lucky enough to be involved in Cooking with Kids last Wednesday afternoon. Cooking with Kids is a parent and child cooking class, celebrating and encouraging cooking with children at home using fresh vegetables. Families prepared a simple dish together and children had the opportunity to taste some different veggies! 

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House Athletics Day

House Athletics Day

On Monday the 7th of March all the students in Grades 3 to 6 went to Ringwood Athletics track to compete in our annual house athletics day.

Everyone had been practising for the different events during our PE lessons and many have been practising during recess and lunch times as well as in their own time.

The house captains arrived early at the athletics track at 8:30am to help Mr D with setting up.

Once everyone arrived we began our first event of the day which was the 800m (or two laps around the track). It was amazing how many students competed in this difficult event and there were some amazing achievements as the girls and boys competed against the other students in their year level.

After the 800m races students rotated around the different track and field events in their year level groups. The track and field events that the students competed in were shot put, discus, high jump, long jump, triple jump, hurdles, 200m and 100 m sprint.  As they competed in the different events they earned points for their house – Mackay (Blue),  MacKillop (Green), Dominic (Red) and Bunurong (Gold).

After many amazing performances our overall age champions for the day were ……

Year 3 – Jackson R and Emily W

Year 4 – June B and Luke W

Year 5 – Darcy B and Elizabeth Y and Eden W

Year 6 – Abbey G and Nathan P

The winning house was Bunurong (Gold) House followed by Dominic (Red), MacKillop (Green) and Mackay (Blue).

Thank you to Mr. D, Mrs. Patmore and all of our fantastic parent and teacher helpers for helping to make this such a special day for the students.

Here are some pictures of our students in action during the day ……

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Believe in your dreams and work hard

Believe in your dreams and work hard

Grade One and Two artists learnt about Mae Jemisen who dreamt of being an astronaut, she believed in her dream and worked hard and she achieved her goal.
The clever artists drew a self portrait of themselves floating about in space.

Students also shared their dreams for the future, there were a few dreaming of being Art teachers.😊

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Prep P day

Prep P day

Last Monday (March 7) the preps celebrated P day. P day is where all the preps get to talk and learn about the letter P. In the morning the preps came to school dressed in all sorts of costumes starting with the letter p. Some students wore pjs whilst others dressed up as pirates, princesses and the police. They had a big parade to show off their amazing costumes and  made crafts starting with P such as a pig. The preps were lucky enough to watch The penguins of Madagascar and Mr Popper’s Penguins.

Overall, P day was not just a fun day but a PERFECT day enjoyed by all.

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Year 6’s ‘Race to Zero’ Game

Year 6’s ‘Race to Zero’ Game

Last Friday the year six students were set a task of playing a game called ‘race to zero’. This game involved using a number line that expanded from -35 to 35 and the goal of the game to be the first to reach zero. Instead of drawing the number lines on paper Mrs Rocha creatively decided to use chalk to draw the number lines outside on the asphalt. If you walked outside near the senior school classrooms you might have seen long number lines drawn with all our working out.

We all learnt a lot from this lesson and we certainly created some extra excitement for this lesson as well. Here are a few pictures of our lesson.

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Prep ‘P’ Day!!!!!

Prep ‘P’ Day!!!!!

Today the Preps celebrated ‘P’ day! It is our letter focus for the week and students came to school dressed up in anything starting with the letter P! We had pizza for lunch and popcorn for afternoon snack and we even did a parade for parents. All in all it has been a positively fabulous day!

Check out the video of our great day!

Prep P day.mp4

Miss Rooney and Miss Rodrigues

Prep teachers

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Ash Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday Mass

On Wednesday, 2nd of March, HT and St. Mary’s celebrated Ash Wednesday by gathering together in the Community Hall for Mass.

During our Ash Wednesday Mass each person had ashes sprinkled on their heads to symbolise new life.

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent which is a time leading up to Easter where all Christians decide to make changes to their lives as a way to turn back to God. Christians try to turn back to God in three main ways …..

  1. Prayer – through trying to pray to God regularly.
  2. Almsgiving (giving to the poor – at HT we do this by donating to Caritas)
  3. Fasting – by giving up certain foods such as red meat on days such as Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

By doing these things we are preparing for the special celebration at the end of the Lent called Easter.

Here are a few photos from our Ash Wednesday Mass last week …..

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