End of Year Mass

Today we celebrated the first of our farewells for our Graduating group.

Thanks to all the family and friends who joined in our celebration.

There was a big gasp when the curtain opened to show the large number of 161 students.

The blessing over the students from the whole community was very special.

They sang beautifully.

A perfect celebration.

Sports Presentation

Today we celebrated all things sport at Holy Family. We had an assembly with all classes from year 3-7 to present awards for all the carnivals and events for 2018. Also announced was this years MVP award winners. This award is a prestigious award to senior students for participation, sportsmanship, attitude and leadership. We were lucky enough to have 2 of the 4 winners from our classes. Congratulations to Abi and Georgia for their award. Also to all the other winners of awards from our classes.

Laptops

Hi families,

Just a reminder that laptops and chargers are due back this Monday for 6/7SM.

6/7NB laptops and chargers are due back the following Monday.

Also, the 2018 Graduation Book is available in iBooks – huge thanks to Mr Bartold for compiling 161 chapters. This was not an easy or quick task! It is an OUTSTANDING book with many hours of work put in by every student. It will be a wonderful memory for the students forever.

Thanks

Personal Inquiry Showcase Today

Today was another successful day of sharing the wonderful learning from our students. Thanks to all the visitors we had today and for all the wonderful feedback that was given to the students for all their hard work. We had such a variety of topics and so many different ways of sharing of information.

Here are some photos of the showcase and the variety of topics:

Topics included:

How sugar effects on our bodies

Effects on Technology on our lives.

Car manufacturing

Chocolate

How the Universe was formed

Underwater life

Nervous system

Being an introvert

Titanic

Types of clouds

The Film industry

Dinosaurs / T-Rex

Thailand cave rescue

Conspiracy Theories

Doping in sports

WW 1& 2

Reptiles

Endangered species

Cranes

Basketball

AFL

Moon / Space / sun

Poverty

How Social media can affect mental health

Blindness

Royal families

Rainforests

RSPCA

Plants

Birds

Life and happiness

Strokes

Brain Cancer

Orthodontics and dentistry

Electricity

Sharks

Brands

You’re All Invited….. Personal Learning Showcase

Hi to all parents, caregivers, grandparents and friends.

After the success of last terms learning showcase where the students enjoyed sharing what they have learnt and created, we are ready to have everyone back again this week. The students have been given the freedom this term to choose their own topic to learn more about. They have directed their own learning by choosing something that interests them, but they’re not already experts on, creating questions, researching, creating, sharing and reflecting. This was all part of the inquiry process and the students would love to share their learning with you.

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What: Personal inquiry learning Showcase

When: 9.00 Wednesday 21st November

Where: In our classroom Room 40/41

 

All Welcome and we hope to see you there!!!

Outdoor Classroom Day

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

 

The weather is looking perfect and next week on Friday 16 November, Holy Family will celebrate our Outdoor Classroom Day.

It is a Global movement and Holy Family is just 1 of 13,500 schools taking part in this fantastic day. Outdoor Classroom Day will be a day of Explorative Play, Learning and Team Work that will take place outdoors.

 

Students will be involved in 3 different rotational activities throughout the day.  These activities range from Sports Clinics including Netball, AFL 9’s and Gaelic Football to Art activities including Indigenous Art to Treasure Hunts. All activities will take place in Holy Family and in the adjoining Grevillea Park.

 

As it is a day outdoors where the students will be moving around and spending their day outside, please wear Sports Uniform and a Hat. Students will need to bring their own Fruit, Recess and Lunch for the day with the canteen available for orders on the day.

 

We welcome registered parent volunteers to come and assist. If you would like to volunteer to help on this day, please see your child’s class teacher.

 

Looking forward to an amazing day outdoors.

6/7’s Unite

We are well and truely in the swing of our preparations for various events pertaining to end of year celebrations. Today, students from all six of the senior classes convened in the hall to work on developing the graduation assembly.

We won’t give too much away in terms of what the content is but the students are very excited to put on a performance that is truely reflective of their journey at Holy Family. It has been particularly pleasing already to see student agency at the forefront as they piece together ideas and begin to develop a production that is sure to be a memorable highlight of their time at Holy Family.

Students have broken off into a number of groups that have been driven by common interests, curiosity and friendships where they have already displayed great examples of creativity, belonging and collaboration.

Holy Family girls cricket team to play at Adelaide Oval

Howzat!!!!

Back in term 1, a whole lot of students (boys and girls) participated in the Northern Zone Blast Cricket Tournament. The day saw great success for all of our teams that participated but for one particular team the journey is not yet over.

Last Friday the school received notification that one of our girls teams who went through the tournament undefeated have now gained entry into the State Final to be held at the Adelaide Oval.

This feat is absolutely heightened by the fact that prior to the tournament each of the students had very limited experience in playing cricket. Yet, through a willingness to give something new a go and an attitude of positivity, exciting opportunities have now presented to this group.

7 of the 9 girls in the team are in our double and are very excited to have the opportunity to play at Adelaide Oval.