Grade 3s wrapped up the week with a RRRR team work activity under the warmth of the wintery sun.
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.
Throughout the beginning of the school year the prep students have been learning about an assortment of different topics. These include Creation (Religion), counting to 20 (Maths), writing about animals (Inquiry) and the students are really enjoying participating in reading groups (particularly completing reading eggs). One really cool activity that the Prep students do to help them with their spelling is doing craft with some of the spelling words.
The highlight though with the is all the clever songs that the Preps learn to help them with their learning. They seemed to have memorised the days of the week with a cool song and in the middle of a lesson everyone burst into song singing ……
‘This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…!’
It seems like so much fun in the Prep classes and it is amazing how much the Preps have learnt in such a short time at HT.
Here are some of the bright displays in our Prep classrooms ……
The students are very excited about our upcoming Italian Day/Trinity Feast Day celebrations. We will be celebrating this day on Thursday 9th June. The theme for Italian day this year is Ancient Rome. In class the students have been learning about life in Ancient Roman times. It would be lovely to see all the students dressed up on the day. Some costume ideas would be: Roman God or Goddess, Roman Emperor, Roman soldier, Roman man, woman or child or a Roman gladiator. A simple toga can be made out of a bed sheet or a costume could be put together simply with an oversized t-shirt, belt, rope or scarf.
Here are some examples:
Here is a youtube link showing you how to make a toga using a bedsheet:
Toga for boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8gN3YiMZn
Toga for girls link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4hWqIW–rQ
It is only optional to dress up as a Roman, students can also dress up in the Italian colours – green, white and red if they prefer.
There will be many fun activities organised for the day! We will be having a parade in the morning starting at 9.10am – parents are more than welcome to stay and watch the parade. The parade will be out on the basketball courts. The students will be entertained by the amazing Tim Mason from the Melbourne Magic Academy and will also participate in activities in their classrooms which will be centred around the Ancient Rome theme. After lunch we will celebrate Trinity Feast day mass in the community hall – parents are more than welcome to attend mass. This special mass will commence at 2.10pm.
Looking forward to a great day!
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 …….
This week and last week we harvested all the pumpkins! We grew 26 pumpkins all up! Both Kent and Butternut. We also planted snow peas and picked some of the sweet mandarins.
On Tuesday 3 May students from years 4 to 6 were chosen to represent Holy Trinity at Scoresby District Athletics Carnival. The students chosen had done well at our school athletics event in March.
It was a really successful day with everyone not only doing their best but also setting a high standard in our behaviour and the way we conduct ourselves. Some special achievements included Mia and Nathan winning the age champion overall for their age groups and overall 25 students made it through to the next level at the Division Athletics which will take place in October.
Overall, HT came 3rd out of the 8 schools.
Here are a few photos from our District Athletics recently …..
We have all had a wonderful camp and we are currently enjoying our last morning before we depart Alexandra Adventure Resort at approximately 10.30 am. We plan to stop for lunch on our journey back and should arrive back at Holy Trinity before 3pm. You should be informed via Operoo prior to us arriving back at HT of more specific details.
Thanks for your support and please continue to refer to our updated photo doc of our camp experiences.
On Wednesday morning the 5/6s arrived at school at 7.30 am and then departed for Alexandra Resort at just after 8.15 pm. The journey to camp took just under 2 hours but we chose to stop at Yea for a snack before we arrived. We also had to stop just before camp because there a baby wombat that crossed the road which was cute.
Once we arrived at camp we helped to unload the luggage and then had a safety tour around the campsite. We saw where all the activities were going to happen and where our cabins were. As we were eating our lunch we found out our activity groups and were given a timetable telling us when all the camp activities were going to happen.
Some of the activities that we are going to participate in are canoeing, raft building, flying fox, high ropes course, orienteering, rock climbing, disc golf and gaga ball.
My favourite activities that I have done so far are the water activities because it is fun getting wet.
For dinner last night we had pasta and salad with garlic bread. For dessert we had chocolate moose. Most kids thought the meal was delicious and we would like to have more. We were so well behaved that the chef is going to put on some extra chicken schnitzels for tomorrow’s dinner which we can’t wait for.
After dinner we went for a night walk to search for animals with our torches although most of us did not find too many. The two leading teachers got a bit lost but luckily tghe stuedents helped to put them in the right direction.
Finally, we roasted marshmallows by the camp fire and we went to bed at just after 9.30 pm.
Overall, the first day was fun and we are looking forward to all the activities we are going to have on the other days of camp.
Here is an updated link to our 5/6 Photos Doc that we will continue to add to throughout camp.
Bright and early this morning our excited 5/6 campers (and of course the teachers) departed Holy Trinity destined for Alexandra Adventure Resort for our 3 day (and 2 night) camp. After stopping off at Yea for a short break we arrived in Alexandra at 10.30 am.
After unloading the buses we took a quick tour around the campsite for our safety information and had our lunch before getting ready for our first two activity group rotations.
The camp looks great and everyone seems to be having lots of fun.
We will try to update our blog later on this evening with a more detailed run down of today’s activities once we have settled into tonight’s activities.
Last week, as a School we celebrated Easter in our “Easter Resurrection Alleluia Prayer Service”. We remembered that Jesus died for us and now lives a new life with us. Jesus is risen and he is with the Church, to teach and guide us until the end of time. We all join joyfully in the world’s ‘Alleluia’.
Easter is too important to last only one day. Over the next few weeks we will continue to celebrate the Season of Easter. The Easter Season is celebrated in the Church for fifty days, until Pentecost Sunday.