First Sunday of Advent

Yesterday we reflected on what we wait for and how does it feel when we wait.

We then took this learning and made a connection to Advent

What is Advent?

Farah: “Advent is a waiting time in the Church.”

What are we we waiting for?

Helen:” We are waiting for Jesus to be born.”

What is the colour of waiting in the church?

Sampann:” It’s purple”.

Next we spoke about the Advent Wreath

What do the candles represent?

Phillip: “The four weeks”

What are there the colours of the candles?

Sukhman:  “purple, purple, pink, purple”


We then made our own wreathes!


Australian Sacred Places

This semester there students have been researching   An Australian Sacred Place of their choice.

They worked in mixed groups of Year 3 and 4.

The students then were responsible to research a specific part of the  Sacred Place  and to then present back to their group.

Once this was complete the group decided on how they would present their information to the rest of the class.

We were so proud of the learning we had i -movies, powerpoint  and some hand written presentations.

Your child has got a copy of the presentation on their laptop to share with you

Please enjoy the amazing learning with them

Our 3&4 Research Groups



Fish Farm

Today Mrs Adams donated some of  her fish to the fish farm and we went and helped her settle them in. The fish went into the tank with the African Cichlids. They all seemed to settle in well and found nice places to hide while they get to know their new tank mates. We talked about what fish were already in there and where they came from. Next to the tank there was some information about the water conditions these fish needed to survive and we learnt about what this means.

Moon Lantern Festival




Dear Parents/Caregivers,


The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.


At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on:


Friday 13 September

Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.


The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.


After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture

Moon Lantern Making

Today we were busy putting the  finishing touches on our lanterns.

This week we designed then constructed our lanterns.

Everyone used the character strength of creativity to create their lantern with original designs.

We then saw team work as studentswho had completed their designs assist their classmates.

Here we are busy at work:


Just A REMINDER : Year 3 wear sports uniform every MONDAY till the end of term for T-Ball Clinic.

Friday is shared cultural  lunch day.

Also dressing in our cultural dress or red.



This morning, we had a go at a new writing activity in small groups. The students got into groups of 3 or 4 and worked together to write a story. They spent a small amount of time generating ideas and then started writing, each taking turns to write a sentence. They had a lot of fun writing their sentences and changing the direction of the story!

Book Week Dressup

Today we celebrated Book Week with a wonderful  dress up day.

The theme this year is  “READING IS MY SECRET POWER!”

Reading takes us  to many exciting places. There is no limit to our own imagination.

After recess the school came together and each class had an opportunity to parade in their costumes

Please share in our creative  costumes.


Reminder: Year 3s will have Tee-Ball lessons every Monday until the end of the term so they will need to wear their Sports uniform on both Mondays and Tuesdays.


Today we were finally able to share our learning with parents, friends and the school!

The teachers were the facilitators of learning for the students. All the learning presented was lead by each student.

If you were able to attend thank you for  being a part of  your child’s learning.