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Month: August 2022

Book Week

Book Week

After many weeks of anticipation the wait was finally over as HT & St. Mary’s celebrated Book Week for 2022. We celebrated with many fantastic events including teachers reading sessions in the library during recess, an exciting scavenger hunt based on characters in classic stories that we all know and the students writing a book of their own based on the major milestones of their life.

One of the major highlights of Book Week was on Thursday when everyone dressed up as their favourite characters. Everyone paraded around the assembly area and the colours of all the costumes along with the cheers of the community was amazing. The parade concluded with each student getting to read their milestone book to a student from another year level.

Another highlight of the week was when the students participated in an exciting scavenger hunt. Posters with clues about main characters in popular books were displayed around the school for everyone to find. Everyone who completed the scavenger hunt had their name put into the draw for a Dymocks book voucher. Kyan from year one was the lucky winner.

Overall, Book Week was a massive hit at HT and St. Mary’s and a big thank you must go out to our amazing literacy leader, Mrs. Dowling, who organized this exciting week.

Here is a video created by Seniora of the Book Week parade.

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Art Show

Art Show

The art show is fast approaching and the students have been working hard to complete their artworks. We can’t wait to show you everything we have created.
Here’s a sneak peak of some beautiful framgipanis the Year 3B students have painted.

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CBCA BOOK WEEK WINNERS FOR 2022!

CBCA BOOK WEEK WINNERS FOR 2022!

AND THE WINNERS ARE!

BOOK OF THE YEAR-YOUNGER READERS

A GLASSHOUSE OF STARS

BY SHIRLEY MARR

Penguin Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781760899547

BOOK OF THE YEAR-EARLY CHILDHOOD

JETTY JUMPING 

Andrea Rowe
ill. Hannah Sommerville
Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing
ISBN: 9781760500658

BOOK OF THE YEAR-PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ICEBURG

Jess Racklyeft
text. Claire Saxby
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760526047

BOOK OF THE YEAR-NEW ILLUSTRATOR

THE BOY WHO TRIED TO SHRINK HIS NAME

Michelle Pereira
text. Sandhya Parappukkaran

Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing

ISBN: 9781760509361

If anyone would like more information about these or any of the honour books here is the link:  https://cbca.org.au/winners-2022

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5/6 Hoop Time

5/6 Hoop Time

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  …..

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100 days of Prep

100 days of Prep

On Wednesday the 10th of August our Preps celebrated 100 days of being at school. The day began with a parade of the Prep students in their costumes on the basketball court and then they went to the Community Space to view a slideshow with photos of what we think the Prep students might look like when they are 100. All the Preps dressed up in all things to do with the number 100 such as an older person with a wig and a cain, …. whilst others dressed up with 100 pom poms or 100 spots on their top. Even the Prep staff dressed up as well! All students and staff did an amazing job with their dressing up.

During the day the Prep students participated in lots of different activities to do with the number 100 including making special crowns, making necklaces out of fruit loops and eating popcorn whilst watching movies that have something to do with the number 100. They even got to have a yummy cake!

Overall, the preps loved celebrating being at school 100 days and are excited what the next 100 days might be like.

Here are a few photos from the day ……

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ICAS @ HT

ICAS @ HT

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.

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NBL Players Come to HT!

NBL Players Come to HT!

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.

Here are some photos from our recent NBL visit.

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3/4 Hoop Time

3/4 Hoop Time

On the 28th of July, all of the 3/4 students went on a very cool excursion to the State Basketball Centre to participate in the Knox Hoop Time Competition. The students from Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s competed against teams from Mountain Gate and Knox Park Primary schools.

For many students this was the first time they had participated in a competitive basketball match.

This is what a few students thought of the 3/4 Hoop Time day ….

Grace: “I thought the day was very fun and it was nice to come first with my team.”

James: “I  thought it was an amazing day (even better than I thought I would be).”

Hamish: ” It was exciting to be able to play against other schools and I thank Mr. D for organising this for the 3/4 students.”

Charlotte: “Everyone really enjoyed the day and I had a lot of fun playing the games against other teams.”

Holy Trinity had a very successful day winning both the All Star boys and girls competition as well as the Future Star boys and girls taking out the titles in their competitions. More importantly, it was great to see how so many students gained so much confidence as they played more games and how everyone displayed the TORCH values throughout the day.  Overall, the 3/4 Hoop Time was very cool for all the students.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our wonderful parents who volunteered their time with coaching and scoring during the day. Also, another thank you goes to Mr. D for all of his organising of this day and for the 3/4 staff who assisted on the day.

Here are a few photos from 3/4 Hoop Time day.

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Is the glass half full or half empty?

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Both Prep Blue and Prep Yellow classes( Prep Green!!!!) had a hands on Maths experience learning about Volume. Everyone had a turn to measure water into different containers and identify which ones were empty, half empty/half full and full.  There were few steady hands and not so steady hands and lots of little helpers to clean up the mess.

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