Gracious and loving God,
the cross of Christ is the sign
of your desire for justice and peace for all.
Open our minds to your vision
as we remember all who suffered
through Australia and New Zealand’s involvement
in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Grant all service persons
who sacrificed health and life for the good of all,
the gift of your deep peace.
May we who inherit the freedom for which they fought
become instruments of your peace
in our homes, workplaces and world.
We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen
At the end of last week, our school community gathered together for the first time this year, for a prayer celebration, commemorating ANZAC Day. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate this important occasion together and reflect on the significance of this day both past and present. It will also be fabulous to finish this week recognising the gifts of our mothers. Unfortunately we cannot have our school community sharing the prayer celebration for this, however Kindergarten will be sending home a very special video of this day for all the mothers and grandmothers in our community. We hope you all have a wonderful day on Sunday and thank you for everything you selflessly give, seen and unseen!
This week we begin enrolment period across all the Catholic schools in our Archdiocese. It is always a pleasure and privilege to take prospective families around our school and showcase all the important aspects of Holy Trinity. Unfortunately we are unable to have group tours or open evenings, and are unable to have our Year 6 leaders host tours. Instead we have produced a video clip of all our Year 6 leaders, promoting their school and acknowledging the warm and friendly community and the opportunities Holy Trinity ELC and school offers students and their families.
We have also been campaigning for our enrolment period in some of the newspapers and on social media. I please encourage you to share these posts on our Facebook page with your friends and networks. A reminder please for all current families with siblings to enrol for Kindergarten to do so via our website enrolment link now.
As part of our enrolment packages, we have included an updated booklet with all the extra curricula activities on offer at Holy Trinity and a comprehensive list of parent contacts for all sport and activities that our community participates in. This was a request from many parents, shared at the P and F. Please click below to access this document, which can also be found on our website.
Thank you to many families who have already RSVP'd to our working bee tomorrow afternoon from 3:10-5pm. If possible, could you please bring shovels and wheelbarrows, as most of the work will include the following:
- mulching gardens in the Kinder/Year 1 courtyard
- spreading tanbark mix on bottom playground
- spreading sand in sand pit at oval
- spreading ground cover on sloped areas near play equipment
- pruning grapevine and plant area in Kinder/Year 1 courtyard
Have a wonderful weekend and a peace-filled week ahead with your beautiful families. Please do not hesitate to reach out for anything at all and continue to stay safe.
Last Friday, Holy Trinity Primary School commemorated ANZAC Day. We were fortunate enough to be joined by many defence members of our school community who have or still are currently serving. A big thank you to Mrs Hanlon and students for leading the school so beautifully!
Confirmation – Year 6 Students
Thank you to those who were able to join us via Zoom for our Parent Information Night. If you were unable to make it, or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to sign up for a home group ASAP. Students workbooks will be sent home in the coming week.
Fundraising for Global School Partners
This term our Christian Outreach leaders will be fundraising for Eveland Hekima who is our GSP School.
Our first fundraiser 'FOOTY FEVER' will be celebrated TOMORROW 6TH MAY. Students are welcome to wear their favourite footy colours or a footy jersey of their choice. Please remember to bring your gold coin donation.
* PLEASE NOTE COIN HEART AND LOLLY JAR GUESSING COMPETITION DATE CHANGES
|2||Friday, 6th May||Footy Fever Day|
|4||Friday, 20th May||Crazy Hair Day|
|6||Friday, 3rd June||Silly Sock Day|
|8||Thursday, 16th June||Coin Heart|
|10||Thursday, 30th June||Lolly Jar Guessing Competition|
Term 2 Celebrations
- Friday 6th May - Mothers Day Video presented by Kindergarten & Stall
- Monday 9th May 2:30pm - 3/4 White Class Assembly
- Monday 16th May 2:30pm - 6 Green Prayer Celebration
- Monday 23rd May 2:30pm - 2 Green Class Assembly
- Friday 3rd June 11:40pm - 3/4 Red Prayer Celebration Reconciliation Week
- Saturday & Sunday 4th & 5th June: Confirmation Presentation Masses
- Friday 10th June 12pm - Trinity Sunday Whole School Mass
- Tuesday 14th June 2:30pm - 3/4 Blue Prayer Celebration
- Tuesday & Wednesday 21st & 22nd June 6pm- Sacrament of Confirmation
- Monday 27th June 2:30pm - 5 Red Class Assembly
Religious Education Coordinator
Enrolment Period - ELC & Kindergarten
Catholic Schools enrolment period for 2023 runs throughout the month of May. The ELC and Primary School are enrolling now. Please note that ALL Preschool families need to enrol their preschooler into their priority enrolment area school. Enrolment in the ELC does not automatically continue into Primary School. Please refer to the Holy Trinity Primary School website for enrolment information and the enrolment link.
Last weeks' Newsletter advised that the ELC would be offering the School Holiday Program during on the 27 May and 1 July 2022 for the school pupil free days. The ELC will now be open and operating as usual on these dates. Apologises for this mis-communication.
Unfortunately we will not be able to offer a program for our Kindergarten and Year 1 children on these dates as previously advised.
As you may be aware, this year NAPLAN will be online for all students in Year 3 and 5. Please note that Year 3 writing is still completed with pen and paper.
Naplan Testing period will run from Tuesday 11th May - Friday 21 May. We will be completing test on Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th and Monday 16th May.
If your child is using their own device, you will need to install the required Lock-Down Browser (LDB) for NAPLAN. It is preferrable that each child has their own headphones to complete the tests.
- Please download the appropriate locked-down browser at home.
- Students need their own headphones
- Students in Year 5 who use a keyboard need to have that will them on Tuesday 11th May.
DEMONSTRATION SITE (FAMILIARISATION)
You can become familiar with NAPLAN Online by completing mini-tests available in the public demonstration site, http://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site
Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact myself or your child's classroom teacher.
Katie Smith - Holy Trinity Primary School
Don’t forget that Holy Trinity is participating in the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge (CMRC) for 2022 - as mentioned in Term 1, Week 9’s newsletter. Each child is challenged to read 30 age-appropriate books over a 15-week period. It is both an individual challenge and a class-based challenge – it is optional, but what a great way to foster lifelong readers and a perfect opportunity for families to spend time together.
Congratulations to: Antonio J, Austin J, Angel A, Pia L, Molly W, Sage W, Evie S, Brooke W, Alexis W, Tesia G, Lianna M, Juliette F and Owen F for already completing the individual challenge.
Extra CMRC forms are available at the library door, alternatively you can click on the following link to print your own challenge sheet at home. There is also an option to do a ‘Something different challenge’.
OR go to the CMRC website to print the challenge sheets and find out further information. https://www.education.act.gov.au/public-school-life/additional-programs/chief_ministers_reading_challenge
Mother's Day stall is happening tomorrow morning!
The Holy Trinity Mothers’ Day stall will be held this year on Friday 7th May. For those not familiar with the stall the idea is that each child gets to ‘buy’ a gift for their Mum.
To make things easier for families this year, the P&F will procure all the gifts for the stall. We ask you to contribute $5 per child via Qkr which goes towards the cost of the gifts and a donation to the L'Archce Foundation. Every year the Mother’s Day stall donates all profits to this terrific local charity, who provide people with intellectual disabilities the support they need to lead fulfilling and empowered lives.
Payment for the Mother's Day stall is in the School Events menu on Qkr in the Holy Trinity P&F section.
We understand some families in our community might be experiencing financial hardship and we want to assure those families that all children will be invited to participate in the Mother’s Day stall irrespective of payment. No child will be excluded.
If you are in a position to donate a ‘gift’ to support a less fortunate family in our community, we would be thrilled - it’s as easy as making an additional contribution via Qkr.
Also, on the day we require a number of Father helpers to assist with the stall between 8.30am – 11.00am.
To volunteer, please click here and complete the form which will be sent through to Mark Bauer.
Students Celebrating their Birthdays
Week 2: Romeo C-L, Omi K, Rosie M, Julian G, Elizabeth M & Tom B