We are ‘joining’ in together!

Good morning everyone,

This morning the children have been exploring the ‘oi’ digraph through our literacy investigations. Children have used their 100 languages, learning powers and character strengths to explore a range of provocations. Children used their agency to create authentic pieces of work with al-foil, such as nests, cats, balls and food. Through our digital literacies, children recorded their voice on photo booth, and created some amazing stories, sharing emotions through their oral language. Children used different materials to join together and make anything from robots to measuring tools. Pointing saw children develop maps, that would help others. Our oink provocation changed to an emotion making station, where children developed their own emotions chart through materials that were provided to be manipulated. A fun and funny provocation that was out for the children, was seeing how they could create a toilet from our wooden blocks. Through this a top of the range deluxe toilet was achieved 🙂

Children showcased their agency in exploring their learning with each other. Being brave and trying new things, whilst adding to their own knowledge with new knowledge formed.


Forgive One Another

Good afternoon everyone,

Today we shared in our Mass with the Village on the theme, Forgive One Another. The children participated throughout the Mass and the readers did an amazing job as we shared it with Father Francis. He was accompanied by our 5/6 buddies in Vincent and Hiep.

Gospel Reading

Gospel Luke 19:1-10

Jesus was going through Jericho,
where a man named Zacchaeus lived.
He was in charge of collecting taxes and was very rich.

Jesus was heading his way,
and Zacchaeus wanted to see what he was like.
But Zacchaeus was a short man and could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree.

When Jesus got there he looked up and said, “Zacchaeus hurry down!
I want to stay with you today.”

Zacchaeus hurried down and gladly welcomed Jesus.

Everyone who saw this started grumbling, “This man Zacchaeus is a sinner!
And Jesus is going home to eat with him.”

Later that day Zacchaeus stood up and said to Lord, “I will give half of my property to poor.
And I will now pay back four times as much
to everyone I have ever cheated.”

Jesus said to Zacchaeus,
“Today you and your family have been saved, because you are a true son of Abraham.
The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Through the Homily, Father Francis spoke about the importance of everyone making mistakes, but the importance of forgiving someone for doing so. He spoke about we make mistakes to learn, making a mistake creates a new learning opportunity that extends our fountain of knowledge.

We are so grateful for the parents who were able to attend. Thank you.

R/1MS Assembly Prep

Hi everyone,

In preparation for our assembly tomorrow,

Children are asked to wear sports uniform. If they come to you asking to bring a tea towel, it will be for their character for our nativity play. Do not stress if you do not have one, we will have spares.

I ask that children come and drop off their bags to the classroom, then meet me (Mr Stramare) in the hall between 8.30-8.45am to prepare costumes for the assembly.

The assembly will start at 9am pending all classes arriving on time.

Thank you and we hope too see you all there tomorrow morning 🙂

Alive ELC at Holy Family

Dear Families, Please see the below information about the Alive ELC at Holy Family.

We invite you to join us for a tour of Alive Catholic Early Learning, Parafield Gardens co-located with Holy Family Catholic School.

At Alive Catholic Early Learning, we are committed to creating positive early learning experiences – because how children learn, shapes who they become. During this tour, you will meet Acting Director Nicole Tropeano and hear about our learning philosophy. Find out about how we will work in partnership with you to nurture your child’s full potential, as we recognise that you’re the one who knows your child best.

During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see the centre in action, experience our learning spaces and ask any questions.


Please register at: https://www.alivecatholic.org.au/book-a-tour-parafield-gardens


For further information, please contact Nicole Tropeano, Acting Director, at Nicole.Tropeano-Atyeo@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au.


Week 5 Reminders

Hi everyone,

Just reminding you of important dates this week 🙂

Thursday 14th of November – The Village Mass 

Where: The Centre

Time: 11.30am

Parents are welcomed to attend the service if you’re able to.

Friday 15th of November – R/1MS & 3MA Assembly

Where: The Hall

Time: 9am

Children in R/1MS may ask to bring in a tea towel or fairy wings for props to use in the performance.

Friday 15th of November – R-2 Disco

Where: The Hall (enter through OHSC)

Time: 6-7pm

Remembrance Day

To mark our respect for all servicemen and women who have sacrificed much for the betterment of Australia, we attended a service in the school hall today. When we returned to class we reflected on what the experience was about. The poppy is a symbol of Remembrance Day, we used our 100 Languages to create the Poppy flower.

Speck of Gold – Can Drive

Hi everyone,

Today we were able to put together a mini master piece with the amazing donations you have all warmly donated to this amazing cause. The children had an abundance of fun putting together an image of sorts and created a beautiful flower.

It was amazing to see the teamwork, resilience, perseverance, creativity and love of learning that was demonstrated by all children as they challenged their critical and creative thinking to build a masterpiece out of the donated cans.

Nhial – It was fun because I got to use teamwork.

Alana – I really enjoyed making the formation.

Mitchell – The best part was making the circle for the flower.

Max – We are donating the cans to Ronald McDonald house because they are sick and need the food to stay alive.

Khyle – I loved putting the cans together because I love making flowers.

Once again, thank you for all your very generous donations 🙂

God Bless


R/1EQ Assembly

Dear Families,

This Friday at 9am in the school hall, children from R/1EQ and their buddy class 4HA will be hosting the weekly assembly. The children are very excited to have their opportunity to be on the stage in front of the school. If you are free Friday you are invited to come and watch our performance.


In Kindness,


Diwali – The Festival of Light

Hi everyone,

This afternoon we looked into the wonderful celebration known as Diwali which was celebrated yesterday. Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

As a learning community we spoke about the importance of the Diwali celebrations. We had some very special helpers from year 6 come and help create our class Rangoli’s. Deepthi, An-Maria and Shanthana created original designs for our class to be able to decorate to display within our learning community. Rangoli’s are made during the Diwali celebrations and can be made out of rice, dry flower and coloured sand.

Have a look at our amazing Rangoli’s below 🙂