Reminder…moon lantern shared lunch


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. 



Planting seeds…

Today was our ‘planting seeds’ day to get ready for our upcoming Spring Fair.  Each student in our class decided on what they wanted to grow with their peers.  Students learned about the position of the seeds in the soil, how much water and sun light their produce needs and how long until seedlings will form.  Hopefully with some TLC our herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers will bloom.  From small things, big things will grow…

Health – food and exercise

In Health we have been discussing the importance of our food and exercise choices.  We looked at the process of energy going into our bodies and energy coming out.  Our students have been taking part in recording their food and exercise for this week through a personal reflection.  They have used an online calculator of the kilojoules (kJ) consumed and used during their food and exercise diary entries.



Students teaching students

This term we have been looking at the procedure genre – the structure and language features as well as some examples of procedures that we use every day.  Students will be given the opportunity to teach their peers something they are interested in or have skill in doing.  Our ‘STS’ presentations will take place from Monday of week 9.  Here are some examples of what students may be presenting…

Book Week parade and Harry Potter dining hall

What an amazing day of fun and food!  Our students had a great day with the Book Week parade,  followed by a wonderful Harry Potter inspired ‘dining hall’ experience. A special thanks to our canteen staff Susan and Sue for a delicious meal.  What a successful day!

Book Week dress up and Dining Hall!

We are looking forward to seeing our students all dressed up tomorrow (Friday 23rd August) for our Book Week parade.  This will take place in the hall at 11am with the whole school. The theme this year is ‘reading is my secret power.’ 5/6ND and 5/6NP students will then take part in a Harry Potter inspired dining hall experience at around 12pm. Food supplied by our canteen staff and decorations will be influenced by the dining hall in Harry Potter.  We are loving the story so far in class and can’t wait to have our very own experience of it.