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Parent Meeting re Coeducation at Holy Trinity

Further to my letter sent last week, about the benefits of coeducation at Holy Trinity, I would now like to invite any parent of Holy Trinity students to a meeting to discuss this.

The meeting will be held at Holy Trinity in the school hall on Wednesday night the 21st of April from 7pm. During this evening, we will be exploring the many reasons why Holy Trinity is an excellent educational choice for both girls and boys, ELC to Year 6, and we will have some testimonials from ex-students. Opportunity will also be given to ask questions and have an open discussion together.

Please click here to RSVP if you wish to attend this evening.

I look forward to talking to you then,

Warmest wishes,

Philippa Brearley
Principal

PERSONAL DIGITAL DEVICE AGREEMENT Years 3 - 6

Inline with Catholic Education Canberra Bring Your Own Device policy, all students who bring their own device to use during school hours to complete school work, must now complete a Personal Digital Device Agreement.

To complete the agreement, please click here.

Regards,
Campbell Sloane
ICT Coordinator | Classroom Teacher

Holy Trinity Tuckshop Volunteers

The P&F is very excited to support the reopening of the school tuckshop in Term 2. Whilst the tuckshop food will be prepared offsite by a commercial service provider, we still need volunteers to heat some of the food and organise delivery to classrooms. The tuckshop will operate Wed, Thurs, Fri every week and we need 2 volunteers to help us between 9:0-11:30 each day.

If you are able to assist, please sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4FAAA623ABFBC16-tuck

If you have any questions, please call Tuckshop Co-ordinator Patricia Micalos on 0400 019 226.

We look forward to serving a delicious new menu to the children and we appreciate your ongoing support to ensure this service is viable at our school.

Regards,
Jenny Van de Meeberg
P & F President

URGENT - Holy Trinity Major Raffle tickets due in TODAY

Don’t forget to return your raffle booklets today.

Keep an eye out for myself and your P&F President at school pick up this afternoon near the coloured pencils. We will happily collect your booklets from you, so come say hello.

When all the booklets are back, we can continue with the drawn on Wednesday 21 April 2021. The children are looking forward to finding out the winners. 

Missing booklets will be followed up with families over the holidays. 

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Easter break. 

Kind Regards,
Rowena Gribble
P&F Fundraising Coordinator

Major Raffle Tackets Due Back Tomorrow

All raffle booklets are due to your classroom teacher tomorrow. Please place them in your child’s bag ready for collection in the morning.

If you have misplaced your family's Raffle tickets, we will need to you contact us to let us know. As each family has had a Raffle booklet assigned to their family, they will need to complete a Statutory Declaration stating just that, in line with the legal requirements of our Raffle licence.

Payments should all be processed via Qkr! by selecting the “Major Raffle Tickets’ option under the School Event ticket section.

All outstanding booklets will be followed up with families.

If a delay in returning your booklet is known, please email  htpspffrundraising@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting the school's major fundraiser.

Kind Regards,
Rowena Gribble 
P&F Fundraising Coordinator
htpspffundraising@gmail.com

Holy Trinity Major Raffle – ‘Win your dream birthday party’

All raffle booklets are due to your classroom teacher tomorrow. Please place them in your child’s bag ready for collection in the morning.

Money should be returned via Qkr! by selecting the “Major Raffle Tickets’ option under the School Event ticket section.

To date, a large number of booklets have not been returned. All outstanding booklets will be followed up with families.

If a delay in returning your booklet is known, please email htpspffrundraising@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting the school's major fundraiser.

Regards,
Rowena Gribble
Fundraising Coordinator

Uniform Free Day TOMORROW!

Just a reminder, that all students are invited to wear free dress tomorrow and bring a gold coin donation for our final fundraiser for Caritas Australia!

Thank you so much for your support this term, I know the students are very egg-cited for our Easter Raffle tomorrow!

Regards,
Emily Capper
REC

Year 6 Personal Development Unit

Next term, the Year 6 students will begin their Personal Development unit. The students will explore the Australian Curriculum content, with a Catholic perspective.

Australian Curriculum Description:

  • Investigate resources and strategies to manage changes and transitions associated with puberty (ACPPS052)

Australian Curriculum Elaborations:

  • understanding that individuals experience changes associated with puberty at different times, with differing levels of intensity and with different responses
  • researching and identifying age-appropriate text and web-based resources to enhance understanding of changes associated with puberty
  • examining the range of products available to manage the physical changes associated with puberty

Topics to be covered: 

  • Self Esteem/Values
  • Puberty
  • Changes during Puberty- Physical/Social/Emotional
  • Collaborative support- Using scenario cards
  • Relationship changes during puberty- Family and friends 

Part of the program will include the boys and girls being split into 2 groups.  Mrs Casey will lead the girls and Mr Bugden and Mr Sloane will lead the boys. 

At the completion of the Personal Development Unit, the students will bring home a booklet. In each booklet, there will be discussion questions for both parents and children to discuss further.

Further support materials are also available in the school library: 

- Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole

- Secret Girls business by Fay Angelo

- Secret Boys business by Fay Angelo

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to please begin a conversation with your child about their personal development with a focus on changes during puberty. 

If you have any questions please email Rebecca Casey at rebecca.casey@cg.catholic.edu.au

Kind Regards,

5/6 Teachers 

Year 1 Excursion to National Museum

Year 1 are going on an excursion to the National Museum of Australia to provoke student thought and questioning into our new Unit of Inquiry, ‘Where We Are In Place & Time.’

Students will participate in a program entitled ‘A Living Culture.’ Students will handle and explore a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects to help them understand the ways in which Indigenous cultures have evolved and adapted in the last 200 years.

Due to National Museum excursion protocols and COVID-19 restrictions, we need to visit the Museum in two groups. 1 Green and half of 1 Red will travel to the Museum in the morning session, 1 White and half of 1 Red will travel to the Museum in the middle session.

Please complete the permission note by clicking here and submit by Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Regards,
Catherine, Tracey and Heidi
Year 1 Classroom Teachers

Tuckshop opening - Term 2!

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How exciting! We have locked in a food service provider starting Term 2, Week 1. The menu is almost live on Qkr, so keep an eye out over the next few weeks. Here's a taste though of what will be on offer:

- Homemade sausage rolls, quiches and pizzas

- Freshly made salads, sandwiches, wraps and rolls

- Cookies and muffins

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 Here's some important questions you might be asking:

- Why are we paying a business to provide our food? 

We have always had to buy food and heat it up, whether it be a business in Mitchell that provided frozen meals, or a local family business that prepares fresh healthy meals. 

- Will there be any profit for the school? 

Yes! There may not be much, but there will be some.

- Will we need to volunteer to serve the food? 

Yes please!! Patricia the P&F Tuckshop Coordinator would love to hear from you. If you can, please sign up for a day or two to help out here, or contact Patricia with any questions, on 0400 019 226

- What days will it be open? 

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting in Week 1, Term 2.

- Will the tuckshop still be providing cutlery?

Unfortunately no, for one simple reason. We can't expect a volunteer to hang around all day waiting for the cutlery to come back so it can be washed. Please remember to pack your child's own reusable cutlery each lunch order day.

- The food sounds great and looks amazing, but how can I share with the rest of my family? 

Luckily for us, there will be take home meals available that will cater for 4 or 8 people.

- OK I've heard enough, when do I need to order by? 

Orders must be placed by 6pm the night before they are required. The lovely team at The Merchant's Feast will then work out how early they need to get up in the morning to prepare our food and deliver it by 9.15am.

We're very excited to be partnering with The Merchant's Feast, and we can't wait to see lunch orders flowing once again.

Regards,
Jenny Van de Meeberg
P&F President