Holy Trinity Primary Granville

Term 1 Week 8 - 20th March 2020

From the Leadership Team

Philip Mahony | Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding during the constant developing situation around the coronavirus outbreak. Here at Holy Trinity your childrens' safety is our first priority and we will follow all necessary directions and advice. Till further notice we will avoid gathering together in assemblies and not have events which attract larger numbers. The students are constantly reminded about hygiene practises and we are supplying soap. Due to our small size we are able to manage with the necessary changes. To assist you children during these difficult times, remain calm and keep to a normal routine and share correct information and facts.

If your child is sick, they must stay at home and if you know of any contact with a person who has a positive coronavirus diagnosis, please contact the school immediately.

The teachers have been planning learning activities which the children can access at home on 'Google Classroom' (Years 1 to 6). These activities will be done at school and at home. If your child is away from school for any reason they will be able to continue their learning. Please ask your child to show you their 'Google Classroom' and if you are having trouble logging on, contact your child's teacher.

Upcoming Dates 

        Holy Week: Monday 6th April till Saturday 11th April.

        Term One concludes: Thursday 9th April.

        Term Two commences: Monday 27th April.

Jason Fisher | Assistant Principal

The teaching of Mathematics has rapidly changed over the past 10 years. The focus in a modern mathematics lesson is deep understanding. This may create a problem for parents who try to help the children but feel that they are unsure of how we do things today. Below are some terms that are explained to support parents. 

Strategies that help us understand what we’re doing in Mathematics.

Below are strategies that children use when they are thinking and working mathematically:

  • Counting across the decades/hundreds  19 - 20 or 299 - 300

  • Counting backwards makes these transitions even harder. For example to go 30 to 29, the student needs to not only think that the twenties come before the thirties, but also to go to 29 rather than 20.

  • Estimating

Taking a handful of objects and making an educated assessment of how many there are. Knowing that the answer 136+687 or 1234-432 will be less than 1000. Using their knowledge of place value to estimate logical estimates to a variety of mathematical questions.

  • Doubles 

8+8=16        7+7=14   6+6=12 80+80=160        700+700= 1400 

  • Near Doubles

Knowing that one way of answering 8+9 is that “I know that 8+8=16, and that 9 is simply 8+1, I can add one more to get the answer 17.”

  • Commutativity

Identifying that 5x7 is the same as 7x5, that 2+19 is the same as 19+2

  • Using the Distributive Property

That 7x6 is the same as and can be found by adding (7x5)to (7x1)

  • Skip counting

That 6x3 is the same as counting 6 (and another 6=) 12 (and another 6=) 18.

  • Using dot arrays

Organising into rows and columns to see the multiplicative structure.

These strategies will help your children develop their mathematical thinking. maybe you could try them at home.

Mark Galea | Religious Education News

A New Religious Education Curriculum For All. Over the last two years the Parramatta Diocese has been developing a new Religious Education Curriculum. The new curriculum will be based on the scriptures and traditions of our church and will focus on how we can take the light of Christ to the world using our head, heart and hands. The new curriculum will be inquiry based, taking into consideration the questions the children have and helping them develop their faith at their point of need. Currently staff of all Diocesan schools are engaged in professional learning about this new endeavour and look towards implementation during the second half of the year.

The Annunciation: This special day in our church calendar takes place next Wednesday, 25th March. We remember when an angel appeared to Mary to announce that she would give birth to Jesus, our saviour. The angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Mary, do not be afraid, you have won God’s favour.” We remember the beauty and purity of Mary, Our Lady. Indeed it is easy to imagine her fear to be given such a great responsibility, but ultimately, she said yes and mothered Jesus in the most beautiful and humble way.

Holy Week: In preparation for Holy Week, please be guided by the following scripture passages.

Mt 23:1-7                    Jesus warns the Jerusalem crowd

Mt 26:36-47                Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Mt 27:1-3, 11-36         Jesus before Pilate

Mt 27:45-50                Jesus dies on the cross

Mk 8:31-33                 Jesus speaks about his death

Mk 11:1-10                 Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem

Lk 4:14-30                  Jesus rejected

Lk 11:37-53                Jesus denounces pharisees and lawyers

Jn 2:13-17                  Jesus at the Temple


The Diocese pf Parramatta, in accordance with the directives of the federal government, have limited attendance at all Masses held indoors to 100 people.

So that we can continue to have Mass in our parish, additional Mass times will be available on Saturdays and Sundays. The schedule of these Masses is given below and will remain in place as long as we have permission.

Please note that we may be required to change these times if the diocese directs us to do so.

Notification of any changes will be posted of our Facebook pages, our websites and through our parish apps, as well as posted at the doors of the churches.


Holy Family Church 4:30 p.m.

Holy Trinity Church 6:00 p.m.


Holy Family Church 8:30 a.m.

Holy Trinity Church 10:00 a.m.

Holy Trinity Church 3:00 p.m.

Holy Family Church 5:00 p.m.


So that we may continue to have Mass said the times for Mass mean that the usual Confessions time at Holy Trinity Church on Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. will not be available due to Mass at Holy Family Church.

As such, this time will be replaced with a time on Saturday mornings at Holy Trinity Church from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Confessions will also be heard at Holy Family Church on Sundays from 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.

Please note that Catholics from the Diocese of Parramatta are from 20th March, 2020 dispensed from their Sunday Mass obligation until further notice.   (Canon 1248 §2 and Canon 2181.)

Granville Catholic Community - 23rd March to 27th March

The parish is holding a week of prayer for relief from the Coronavirus.  Anyone who may wish to join is most welcome. 

Kindergarten 2021 Enrolments

Holy Trinity Primary is accepting enrolments for Kindergarten 2021.

If your child turns 5 before July 2021, they are eligible to enrol. Enrolment packages can be collected from the school office between 8.30am and 3.00pm.

2020 School Fees

Term 1 school fees are now due.  If you have not paid, please make a payment as soon as possible.

To discuss the fees, please contact the school office.

HTG Facebook Page

Have you checked out the school Facebook page lately! We are constantly posting about the great things that are happening at HTG. 

Need to Know

SkoolBag App

SkoolBag is our primary parent communication tool for day-to-day operational matters, upcoming events, notices and notifications so it is essential that all parents download the app.

  • To ensure that you will be able to obtain an electronic version of any Newsletters, you need to provide an email address to the school office.
  • Newsletters can be viewed on the Holy Trinity website and by downloading the SkoolBag app.

The free SkoolBag app keeps families informed with real-time communications and can be downloaded to your mobile device, including a iPads, from the App Store (iphone / ipad) OR Google Play (Android).

It's a great way to keep informed when it matters!


Notice Required Before Moving Students from School

10 school weeks in writing must be given to the principal before removal of a student or a full term’s fees will be payable. 

This requirement is in recognition by the family of the commitment to assist funding of the School by having their child take a place that could have been offered to another family.

Upcoming Events


Student of the Week

For the Week Ending 6th March 2020 

            Kinder            Georgia R           

            Year 1             Zaeemah B                

            Year 2             Aadarsh A         

            Year 3             Naomi D  

            Year 4              Joseph N    

            Year 5              Noel E

            Year 6              Emilia S    

Student of the Week

For the Week Ending 13th March 2020 

            Kinder           Ibrahim K 

            Year 1            Aarya B      

            Year 2            Isabella M       

            Year 3            Kiran K    

            Year 4            Faith T   

            Year 5            Lucky A  

            Year 6            Joel B  

Birthday Celebrations

    Congratulations to the following students who celebrated their birthday in March:

        Benjamin B, Joseph E, Julian Mouawad, Ashmith S, Jeer M, Naomi O, Grace B, Hannah J, Ephraim C.    

Calendar Dates

Term 1

Wednesday 1st AprilSchool Photos
Wednesday 8th AprilLast Day of Term 1 for Students

Easter Raffle Drawn
Thursday 9th April

Holy Thursday

Staff Development Day
Friday 10th AprilGood Friday
Sunday 12th AprilEaster Sunday

Monday 27th AprilTerm 2 Starts for Students

Have you downloaded Skoolbag yet?

The SkoolBag app is the easiest way keep up with school events, last minute notices, newsletters and all school communications.

Holy Trinity Primary Granville


Our Catholic faith and tradition

The dignity of each individual 

The welcoming and hospitable atmosphere in our school