The weeks are going very fast as we approach the end of the school year. Today Kinder and Year 1/2 presented an amazing assembly which was a real showcase of the wonder learning happening in the Infants in all the Key Learning Areas. The assembly was very entertaining and the audience learnt all about the Gospels, The Acts of The Apostles, The Book of Letters and the Revelations. We were treated to some Bush Poetry, Maths, singing and dancing, HSIE and why we need maps and a parade of their artistic talents. It is amazing to see how well all our Infants students are reading. Well done students, Penny Lucas, Jack Niddrie, Rebecca Cooper, Jo Birks and Fiona Bassingthwaighte. A special thank you to all our wonderful parents and grandparents for coming!
This past week the children have been very fortunate to have been on several excursions. The Year 3-6 students went to Canberra again this week to visit our sister school, Holy Trinity at Curtin. The children experienced a showcase of inquiry learning with an Expo and were provided lunch by the host school. They all had a fantastic time.
The Trinity Trivia night is fast approaching. It is being held on Saturday, November 16 at the Mechanics Institute. We need all our families to support this wonderful fundraising event. The Trinity Trivia nights are always very entertaining and a lot of fun! So start getting your tables together to help make this event a success. Presently, we are seeking ideas for sponsorship and or/prizes. If you know of someone in the community who is involved e.g. with a big sporting club or team or a contact for an incentive to raise money through the donation of an item or a dinner etc., please contact the front office at Trinity. We need major auction items as well as items to raffle. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
There are some very important dates coming up so please ensure you have them marked on the calendar.
On Monday November 25, Mr George Telford, Senior Consultant and Australian Director for Challenging Learning, will be visiting and working in classrooms at Trinity. George came and spent a day with teachers and students earlier in the year. He is presenting a 1 hour talk at St Joseph’s Boorowa, on Monday November 25 at 7:30pm. His presentation is about growth mindsets, fixed mindsets, learning language, praise, feedback, challenge, homework and more. (Please refer to the attached flyer for more detailed information). This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and carers to learn how you can support your children to become great learners. If we get enough parents interested we could take a bus or car pool. A note will be sent home closer to the event. We do hope that you can join us.
The Year 6 Graduation will be held on Friday 13th December beginning at 6pm here at Trinity school. This promises to be a very memorable night for our Year 6 students and one I am sure they are looking forward to. Year 5 parents will receive a note explaining what will be happening on the night and further details will come home closer to the night.
Tuesday 17th December is our annual Presentation Night. The night will begin at 6:30pm with the usual awards and dances performed by all our students. BYO Supper and chairs/rug to sit on. Please save the dates!
Don’t forget next Friday is a crazy hair day for all students to raise funds for the Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation and we have a working bee at Trinity on Sunday November 24 at 10am. Information will be coming home about the working bee shortly!
Have a lovely weekend!
Year 3-6 Excursion to Canberra
Last Friday children from Years 3-6 along with Miss Wade, Miss O’Brien and Mrs Burns travelled to Canberra for their annual excursion. It was a great day packed full of exciting activities and learning experiences. The activities included;
- The Dinosaur Museum
- The Botanic Gardens
- The Recycling Hub
- The National Library
- A treat at MacDonald’s on the way home
All children are to be commended on their impeccable behaviour and participation throughout the excursion. The Trinity school community should be very proud of our students.
Special thanks to our bus driver for the day, Mr Rob Stevenson, for his driving expertise and for sharing the day with us.
Aidan Summerfield – The excursion was fun and interesting. My favourite part was the National Library and the Dinosaur Museum.
Tom Bassingthwaighte – The excursion was fabulous, fun, cool and interesting. I learnt a lot of new things like birds are dinosaurs – so when you have a magpie in you garden, you actually have a dinosaur in your garden! My favourite part was the Dinosaur Museum.
Zoe Lenehan – The excursion was epic!!! My favourite part was the Recycling Hub and the Dinosaur Museum. I learnt to recycle more and I learnt what should be recycled in our bins at home.
Emerson Mann-Rea – I thought the excursion was great fun. I learnt that Australia only had 24 dinosaurs wander around the country. One was the Crocodillian. My favourite part was the Dinosaur Museum.
Bea Lucas – I thought the excursion was awesome. I learnt that birds are dinosaurs. My favourite part was the Dinosaur Museum. The man who took us on tour was really funny.
Talia McKay – I thought that the excursion was very educational. I learnt that anything with scales, except for lizards and snakes, are dinosaurs. I also learnt at the Recycling Hub that metal does not disintegrate. My favourite part was the Dinosaur Museum and the Recycling Hub.
Melanie Beal – I thought the excursion was lots of fun. My favourite place was the National Library because there were lots of cool books.
Poppy Lucas – I thought the excursion was great. I learnt that a chicken is a dinosaur and my favourite part was the Dinosaur Museum.
Tilly Bowman – I thought the excursion fantastic. I learnt lots of interesting things like how our rubbish is sorted when it gets to the Recycling Hub and how important it is to recycle properly.
Molly Manwaring – One thing I learnt from the excursion was that chickens and birds are actually dinosaurs. I liked the Botanic Gardens and the Dinosaur Museum.
Christian Johnson – I thought the excursion was marvellous because we got to learn new things and we had lots of fun doing it.
Melbourne Cup Snail Races
On Tuesday, Trinity celebrated the Melbourne Cup by holding their annual snail races. Some snails were lovingly named and snuggled and others were barracked from afar!! We had an infants champion - Somer Oldfield & a primary champion - Tom Bassingthwaighte. They were presented with beautiful mementos so they can remember their special victory forever...
Visit to Holy Trinity – Our Sister School in Curtin
Last Wednesday Years 3-6 travelled to Canberra along with Miss Wade, Mr Niddrie and Mrs Burns to visit our sister school – Holy Trinity – in Curtin (Canberra).
Upon arrival all teachers and students were treated to a wonderful ‘Subway’ lunch and had a little look around the school which was amazing. While at Holy Trinity Years 3-6 were treated to a Global Awareness Performance followed by an expedition of the work from Holy Trinity students along the lines of Inquiry investigations. These were excellent and was a great opportunity for Trinity students to interact with other students of their own age and participate in their learning with them.
We are again very thankful to our bus driver, Mr Stevenson, for getting us there safely and home in time for bus pick-up at school.
Amber McKay – Students from Holy Trinity choreographed and performed their own dance to the theme of Global Awareness. I thought the dance was very moving and I found the expedition realistic because I felt I was ‘in’ the learning zone.
Riley Jackson – I thought the visit to Holy Trinity was great. I found the activities were fun and I enjoyed doing them with the kids.
Samantha Beal – I found the expedition was a great experience. The activities were exciting. My favourite part was when we had to grab a bucket, fill it up and walk the shoes of the poor people in Africa who have to carry water long distances each day.
Chaz Cooper – I thought the kids at Holy Trinity had some really smart work which they shared with us. I found it all interesting but the most interesting was the part where they taught us about the kids in Africa and how hard they work to get water – things we sometimes take for granted.
Jaslyn Killick – I enjoyed going to Holy Trinity. My favourite part was when we got to do the activities because I learnt a lot. I loved the performance and the singing at the end.
Grace Metcalfe – I liked the performance and I loved meeting new people. I really liked the end of the performance when they did the dance – this was fantastic.
Thomas Edwards – I really liked our visit to Holy Trinity. I liked the video clips they showed about other countries and I enjoyed learning different things from the kids presentations.
Trinity Goes Troppo - Box Selections
Our Trinity Goes Troppo Trivia & Games Night is fast approaching. There will be a bar available and it is a basket supper. To make the food easier for you, we are putting together some grazing boxes for you to preorder. Thank you to Sami Mann-Rea for compiling these amazing boxes! Orders need to be in by Wednesday 13 November - please contact Trinity's front office.
The Garden Club have been meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays in their lunch break to get their hands dirty and do lots of different gardening activities. Today the Garden Club were presented with their participation gift today - a tomato plant and spade to take home and continue having fun in the Garden! We also like to give a huge shout out to Brendan McKay for donating 2 much needed watering cans - thank you!!
Road Safety is always revised with our children in school PDHPE lessons and outside school with our parents and carers. Thank you to all teachers, parents and carers for being positive role models for our children to keep them safe on our roads.
Here are a few things you can do to help keep your children and others safer during drop-off and pick-up times during the school week:
The beginning and end of the school day are busy times for pedestrians and vehicles outside schools. Parking signs are planned with your child's safety in mind.
It is helpful for everyone if you park safely, even if you have to walk further to the school gate. This is a good time to model positive road safety behaviour and physical activity for your child.
Slow down near any crossings around the school. At a supervised crossing, follow the directions of the school crossing supervisor. Crossing supervisors manage traffic to help primary school children use the crossings on roads near and outside of schools.
Drop your child off and pick them up on the school side of the road. Calling out to them from across the road is dangerous – they may run to you without checking for traffic. This will help keep all children as safe as possible during the busiest times of the school day.
You should always:
- park legally
- avoid dangerous manoeuvers such as U-turns and three-point turns
- give way to pedestrians, particularly when entering or exiting driveways
- avoid using the school car park or driveway
- avoid parking in the school bus bay
- make sure your child uses the Safety Door (rear kerb-side door) to get in and out of the car.
Dangerous driving behaviour around schools puts children at risk.
Model safe and considerate behaviour for your child – they will learn from you.
For more information on keeping our kids safe around schools visit the parents section on www.safetytown.com.au
Hennessy Catholic College Year 7 2020 - 2nd Orientation Day
Hennessy Catholic College would like to advise our Year 6 students and parents that Hennessy will be holding its 2nd Orientation Day for Year 7 2020 on Monday 18th November 2019. The day will begin at 8.45 am and conclude 3pm. Students are requested to wear their sports uniform.
Book Cafe: Book Cafe will be on Monday, 11 November for the Year 5/6's at the Terracotta Restaurant from 3.30pm - 4.15pm. The cost is $2 which covers afternoon tea.
Book Fair: The Christmas Book Fair will be held at the school Library from Tuesday 12 - Friday 15 November from 8.30am - 4pm each day - Buy 1, get 1 free!
Kinder Orientation: Our forth Kinder 2020 Orientation day is on Thursday 14 November from 9.10am - 3.10pm.
Whole School Mass: On Thursday 14 November, Year 3 / 4 will be leading a whole school Liturgy around the theme ‘Remembrance’. Parents and friends are warmly welcomed to attend.
Crazy Hair Day: On Friday 15 November student are to come to school with 'crazy hair'! Please bring in a gold coin donation - this is a Fundraiser for the Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation.
Parliament: On Friday 15 November, Parliament will take place in the Year 5/6 classroom at 2.40pm. Parents and friends are welcome to attend.
Trinity Goes Troppo: Our Trinity Trivia night is held on Saturday, November 16 at the Mechanics Institute from 6.30pm. We need all our families to support this wonderful fundraising event. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at Trinity's front office, The Terracotta & Cooper's Butchery. The Trinity Trivia nights are always very entertaining and a lot of fun! So start getting your tables together to help make this event a success.
Mini Vinnies Christmas Appeal
Next week our RE Minister, Molly Manwaring, along with Year 5 / 6 will be launching this years Mini Vinnies Christmas Appeal. There will be a tub in the front office for donations of non-perishable food items or toys which will be made up into hampers and gifts for distribution this Christmas. Many thanks in advance for your support in this initiative to care for those less fortunate.
Whole School Liturgy
Next Thursday, Year 3 / 4 will be leading a whole school Liturgy around the theme ‘Remembrance’. Parents and friends are warmly welcomed to share in prayer as we commemorate those who have fallen to war.
Remembrance Day falls on the 11th of November each year. On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minutes’ silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.
In Australia and other allied countries, including New Zealand, Canada and the United States, 11 November became known as Armistice Day – a day to remember those who died in World War One. The day continues to be commemorated in allied countries.
After World War Two, the Australian Government agreed to the United Kingdom’s proposal that Armistice Day be renamed Remembrance Day to commemorate those who were killed in both World Wars. Today the loss of Australian lives from all wars and conflicts is commemorated on Remembrance Day.
We will remember them. Lest we forget.
Parish Notices – PARISH DAY – 3rd November
Last Sunday St. Anthony’s Parish celebrated Parish Day with a ‘greet and share’ morning tea after mass followed by the drawing of the 150 Club tickets. Many thanks to all who brought along a plate of food to share and to those who purchased a ticket in the draw. These much appreciated funds go towards the upkeep of our beautiful church.
Winners of the 150 Club were
Jim & Sue Lenehan
Thought of the Week
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
Book Fair: Our Annual ‘Buy One, Get one Free’ Book Fair will take place in Week 5, from Tuesday 12th November to Friday 15th November. This is the perfect opportunity to fill the fill the Christmas stockings with gifts that can be opened again and again!
Kinder: Avery Mann-Rea & Lana Sumich
Year 1/2: Somer Oldfield & Ruby Lucas
Year 3/4: Angus Oldfield & Charlie Jackson
Year 5/6: Christian Johnson, Tilly Bowman & Poppy Lucas
Year 1/2: Phoebe Bassingthwaighte & Poppy-Rose Howarth
Year 3/4: Grace Metcalfe, Ryan Sumich, Michael Oakley & Thomas Edwards
K-2 Gymnastics in Boorowa
Boorowa Central School hosted a gymnastics day last Friday, 1st November. Our Kinder & Year 1/2 travelled to Boorowa and had the most amazing day! We were instructed through lots of core gymnastic skills and drills by talented students from Boorowa Central School and their gymnastics instructors.
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This year all students from K-6 have been given a Home Reading Log where they are to record their reading each night.
It has been great to see the number of ‘Reading Nights’ children have recorded in their home reading log.
Once children reach a reading goal of nights they are rewarded with a sticker for their book from Mrs Gorham.
This week we celebrate 25 Nights Reading.
25 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Harlow Summerfield, Jack Gadd, Violet Tindall, Lana Sumich, Mia Longbottom, Ivy Corkhill
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield, Hamish Summerfield, Claire Corkhill
Year 4: Melanine Beal, Emerson Mann-Rea, Ryan Sumich, Bea Lucas, Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte