It was wonderful to see so many parents participate in the Parent Teacher meetings this week. Parent feedback has been extremely positive. Parents as partners with school in supporting student learning can have a significant and long-lasting positive impact. If you were unable to have an interview this week, we are also conducting interviews next week. Please contact your child’s class teacher and arrange a phone interview at a mutually agreeable time.
The children have all been hard at work in the ‘Learning Pit’, challenging themselves with their learning. As a child achieves their learning challenge, they are challenged again by the teachers and go back into the learning pit. This process continues as they progress through school. Each student sets their learning goals at the beginning of the term and they work towards achieving them. The learning goals are set with each child’s class teacher who is able to assist the process through feedback during conferencing, to ensure the children are challenged. To assist our pupils with their learning we have a Learning Support Assistant in the Infants and Primary classrooms from 9:30 am until 3pm every day.
This is further supported by additional teachers. How fortunate are we to be able to offer this assistance to our students to enable them all to progress to achieve academic excellence!
The month of May commences the enrolment period for Catholic Schools for 2021. Our Open Day will be on Wednesday June 17 from 9:30 am to 11:50 am. If you happen to know of any parents who would like to send their children to Trinity, please ask them to contact the front office for information regarding tours and enrolment.
Our next Community Council meeting is Monday June 1 at 5:30pm. If you would like to be a member of our Community council, the position of treasurer is vacant. This job is not too arduous and you will be given guidance when you first take on the role. So please give it some consideration. If you are interested in this position, you are most welcome to contact Charlie Lucas as Council Chair or myself to further discuss the role.
Just wanted to say a special thank you to Bob Stevenson and Jamie Summerfield for helping set up our vege patch. We appriecate all your hard work!
Stay well and stay safe!
National Reconciliation Week 2020
This week we recognise National Reconciliation Week. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians - as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We will be marking Reconciliation Week with activities in our classrooms and creating a school display to promote the message of Reconciliation.
God of all nations we pray for our land Australia this nation of islands. We give you thanks for the diversity of peoples and cultures with which we live. We pray Lord that you help us to learn and grow in this great coming together. We pray especially for this land Australia that all who live here never lose the ancient connection to the original people of our land. Help us all Lord to hear and learn the stories of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors so that we may be richer in our souls. Help us to gather together as people of the red dirt, rich soil, salt water, fresh water, mountains and plains into one. We pray for all those who were here, those who came and those who will come, gather us together in your love Lord.
Pentecost Sunday – May 31st
Pentecost Sunday is the day of the Pentecost festival, a prominent feast in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the remaining eleven disciples of Christ after the Resurrection of Jesus. The word Pentecost is Greek and it means "50th day." Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.
On Pentecost Sunday, the Holy Spirit worked a miracle in each of the apostles, and through them, in the whole Church. As the apostles were huddled together around Mary in the Upper
They received the Holy Spirit's help to proclaim Jesus. The Holy Spirit came down upon them as tongues of fire — tongues because they were to speak, fire because they were to speak with the passion of burning love. And they responded.
Opening Hours of Our Lady of Mercy Church: St Anthony’s Church will be open Monday to Friday each week from 10am to 12pm. The main door will be closed. Please use the side door on the right. There will be a sign indicating where to go. Somebody will be at the Church within that two hours to assist in the health protocol and to guide visitors as to the safety guidelines.
Sunday Masses: Mass will occur on Sundays with no more than ten people to attend. In order to monitor this, Father Lolesio has asked for those who want to attend Mass on Sundays to call the Cootamundra Office so that he can coordinate attendance within the required limitations. Attendance will be determined on a rotational basis as required to ensure fairness to all parishioners. This will be effective as of this Sunday.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
In Year 4 we have been exploring the concepts of data collection and presentation in Maths. We have put in a great deal of effort to create questions, collect responses, and then we had to finish the process off by displaying it visually. Here you can see our 3D column graphs being made out of unifix blocks and paper labels. We really enjoyed being able to see our data go from oral responses, to being written in tables and transferred to a visual representation. Thank you 2/3 for helping us out and being our respondents earlier this week!
This term in Geography, Year 5/6 are investigating Australia in the Diverse and Connected World. Our unit particularly focuses on Foods Around the World. We have started to investigate the types and amounts of foods eaten around the world, and the environmental, economic, political and cultural factors that affect access to food. Through this exploration we can develop our understanding of why some people in the world have more than enough to eat, while others struggle to have the basics for survival. Throughout this unit we will explore ways people could work together to achieve food security for all.
This week we conducted an investigation on the Rice Production Industry in Australia and across the world. We were very excited to gather information, view and taste samples of rice and investigate this interesting and developing industry.
Mr Niddrie runs STEM Club each Friday at lunchtime. Today students from K-3 got to step into 'Astronaut Camp' and build their own rockets, made out of plastic bottles. They may even got a sneaky sip of what was previously in the bottles.. There was lots of beautifully decorated rockets - in preparation for next weeks 'Blast Off'!
There were also a few students very deep in concentration over a game of chess!
National Simultaneous Storytime 2020
On Wednesday Trinity blinged up and shook our little tail feathers as we FINALLY got to read the awaited book, Whitney & Britney, Chicken Divas! Groovy little chickens who sneak off to Club Sparkles in the dead of the night!
We were lucky enough to have a star guest - Whitney, one of the chicken divas visit us, Emma Wiggle read to us, and at the end boogie to the 'chicken dance'!
Mrs Doolan announced the winners of the colouring competition:
Kinder/Year 1: Lana Sumich & Avery Mann-Rea
Year 2/3: Ruby Lucas & Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 4: Charlie Jackson & Bea Lucas
Year 5/6: Riley Jackson & Tassie Sommer
It was such a fun day!
Kinder/Year 1: Ayeisha Atallah & Lana Sumich
Year 2/3: Ruby Lucas
Year 4: Michael Oakley, Thomas Edwards & Bella Betts
Year 5/6: Tylerr Leitner, Jemima Mergard, Tilly Bowman & Angus Oldfield
Kinder/Year 1: Harlow Summerfield, Tanna Brooks
Year 2/3: Ruby Lucas, Tilly Jackson & Georgia Jackson
Year 4: Dara Olotu
Year 5/6: Riley Jackson, Willow Stevenson, Tassie Sommer
Learning Support Awards:
Toby Stevenson, Spencer Betts, Phoebe Bassingthwaighte, Shannon Kerrison, Thomas Edwards, Willow Stevenson
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, Violet Tindall, Lana Sumich, Mia Longbottom, Avery Mann-Rea, Marlie Oakley
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield, Hamish Summerfield, Ruby Lucas, Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 4: Melanine Beal, Emerson Mann-Rea, Ryan Sumich, Bea Lucas, Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte
50 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Dakota Medley, Ivy Corkhill
Year 2/3: Claire Corkhill
100 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Jack Gadd
|Tuesday 21 July||First day of Term 3||Trinity||
|Wednesday 22 July||School Photos||Trinity||
|Tuesday 4 August||School Counsellor||Trinity||
|Wednesday 5 August||Yr 7 Transition Day at Hennessy||Hennessy||
|Friday 7 August||Mary MacKillop Liturgy & Yr 4-6 Assembly||St Mary's Church||
|Monday 10 August||Community Council Meeting||Trinity||
|Wednesday 12 August||Trinity Open Day||Trinity||
|Thursday 13 August||Assumption Liturgy||Trinity|
Marriage & Family Month
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Because of Covid-19 restrictions we’ve planned a series of live-streamed interactive events to take place immediately after the 11am Sunday Online Mass<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/mass-online/__;!!Ax-PnKpllFIIgPxB!3mSs7NNemJNah-cCSBkoM5Qc-m5_qJYGHlp_jGoZRdCaWvd3cOkvSMqZipoZ7GzWs4UQBZ5wdc439w$> at the Cathedral for the next three Sundays of June.
There is also an online international Catholic Marriage Summit<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.joyfuleverafter.org/a/27520/WY7zorng__;!!Ax-PnKpllFIIgPxB!3mSs7NNemJNah-cCSBkoM5Qc-m5_qJYGHlp_jGoZRdCaWvd3cOkvSMqZipoZ7GzWs4UQBZ52aQWWQQ$> taking place this Friday-Sunday.
We realise, of course, that many of our school families do not include the experience of an intact marriage. This is something we are all sensitive to. I’m sure you agree though, that the need to support, encourage and equip those who are married still stands.
We hope you will be happy to support these two online initiatives – one local, one international, by advertising them, with or without the graphics, in your school communications with parents this week.