Modality: 3/4 ZS & TD

The yr 3/4 ZS & TD students worked on modality. They colaborated and  negociated meaning together.

Is ‘should’ a stronger word than ‘must’?  How can we use modality in our persuasive writing? How can it help us to use ‘rock’ words and be convincing?

Work in Progress. Watch this space.









Today, the year 6/7s looked at onomatopoeia, the words that imitate sounds such as Boom! Splash! Ouch!

Though the sounds are the same, the words for them vary in different languages.

Here are the Woofs and the Meows around the world 🙂






National Sorry Day

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National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

World Day for Cultural Diversity- 21st May

World Day for Cultural Diversity or Diversity Day is celebrate every year on May 21st.

“In a diverse world, the destruction of cultures is a crime, and uniformity is a dead-end: our aim must be to enhance, in one movement, the diversity that enriches us and the human rights that bring us together.”

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO






National Families Week 2015

Stronger families, stronger communities

National Families Week 2015 will be held from Friday 15 May to Thursday 21 May 2015 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May).

The aim of National Families Week 2015 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The 2015 theme is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities‘.

This year’s theme highlights the important role families play as the central building block of our communities and that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.

National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family life. Let’s take the time to reflect on the critical role that families play in teaching, supporting and nurturing children, especially as they grow.

Each year, tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week – Australia’s annual celebration of families. In 2014, over 130,000 people participated in National Families Week registered events around Australia, illustrating the importance of families within the community.

Why 15 – 21 May 2015?

National Families Week is timed to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May. This day is observed by the United Nations to mark the importance that the international community places on families as the most fundamental units of society, as well as to show concern about their situation in many parts of the world.

2014 was the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. Marking this event offered an opportunity to refocus on the role of families in development; take stock of recent trends in family policy development; share good practices in family policy making; review challenges faced by families worldwide and recommend solutions.







Harmony Day Celebration


In Australia, every year on  March 21st,  we celebrate Harmony Day, a day about inclusiveness, respect and sense of belonging.

Holy Family is a multicultural school with over 40 different cultures represented. Our students have proudly represented their cultures at the Harmony Day Assembly on March 20th.

Here are a few snapshots!



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