Holy Trinity Primary Granville

Term 1 Week 6 - 6th March 2020

From the Leadership Team

Philip Mahony | Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

In 2020, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will celebrate the bicentenary of Australia’s first Catholic school through continued commitment of growing opportunities of Catholic education for all.

From our first school in 1820, the contribution of the earliest Catholic schools transformed access to education for disadvantaged Australians. Today, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta builds on this legacy through leadership both on equity and the transformation of learning and teaching through innovation.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will celebrate the bicentenary of Australia’s first Catholic school through a continued commitment to growing opportunities of Catholic education for all. This milestone will provide the opportunity to learn from one another, inviting the voices, curiosity, and creativity of our students, teachers and parents to celebrate the gifts of faith and learning. In owning the history of Catholic schools in Australia, we recognise the hurts of the past. We acknowledge the victims of abuse and injustice and continue to support them in healing together.  

We acknowledge the history, stories, and Dreaming of the Darug people. We learn from the wrongs of the past, and these challenges guide us to a future that is accepting, welcoming and proudly diverse. The history of Catholic education in Australia is far from staid, beginning with Irish insurgency in the early colony. We continue to grow from our beginnings in 1820, acknowledging the spirit, determination, and initiative shown by our earliest lay teachers. 

Ours is a story of courage and determination with heroes like St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, a woman whose extraordinary faith effectively extended the opportunities of education to ordinary Australian children. We continue to grow from the foundations laid by the religious orders and the legacy of the clergy who dedicated their lives to building Catholic schools and their communities. 

The contribution of the earliest Catholic schools transformed access to education for disadvantaged Australians. Today, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta builds on this legacy through leading, transforming learning and teaching and through outreach. Above all, we celebrate all that unites us, and we commit to a hope that defines us, in living out God’s love for one another.

Jason Fisher | Assistant Principal

Dear Parent and Friends,

Grip Leadership Conference

On Tuesday the School Student Leaders attended the Grip Leadership Conference. Joel, Nicholas, Christabelle and Lamea spent the day learning about ‘What it means to be a leader”.

They came away from the conference with new ideas and changes that can be implemented at Holy Trinity.

Positive Behaviour Support For Learning (PBS4L)

To create a positive and safe learning environment at Holy Trinity, we have begun to create individual behaviour plans for students who require extra assistance to follow our 3 school rules.

  • Be Safe

  • Be Respectful

  • Be a Learner 

These plans are co constructed with students and teachers from the school’s leadership team. Our aim is for the students to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. We ask all parents/carers to discuss with the children the following behaviour expectations at school.

Positive Learning BehavioursUnacceptable Behaviours
  • I am in the right place at the right time.

  • I am a listener and follow instructions.

  • I keep my hands and feet to myself.

  • I speak positively to others.

  • I accept responsibility for my own actions.

  • I complete my work.

  • I persist with challenging tasks.

  • Leaving the classroom without permission.

  • Not responding to instructions

  • Hurting/Hitting others.

  • Saying unkind words.

  • Blaming others.

  • Not completing my work/Disturbing others.

  • Not attempting challenging tasks.

Year 6 Sports Shirts

Once again we will be ordering sports shirts with the names of all Year 6 students to celebrate their final Year at Holy Trinity. The shirts will be navy blue with sky blue accents.

Before the shirts can be ordered we need to select the correct sized shirt for each student. Over the next two weeks between 8:40-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm can you please arrange to come to the Year 6 classroom to try on some samples of shirts. We are hoping to order the shirts for early next term.

Mark Galea | Religious Education News

Sacramental Dates for 2020

Please note the following dates on your calendars for children to make the Sacraments of Confirmation, Penance and Eucharist this year. Lessons will be arranged for the students to complete at school to prepare for each Sacrament. Enrolment forms will be sent home at a later date.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Holy Mass, Thursday, 18 June at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church

Rehearsal, Wednesday, 17 June at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church

Sacrament of Penance

First Confessions, Thursday, 25 June at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church

First Confessions, Wednesday, 1 July at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church

Sacrament of the Eucharist

Holy Mass, Sunday, 2 August at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church

Holy Mass, Sunday, 9 August at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church

Rehearsal, Thursday, 30 July at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church

Rehearsal, Wednesday, 5 August at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church


 Congratulations to George Y in Year 6 on being selected for the MacKillop Rugby League team. George will now represent the Parramatta Diocese. 

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 school office between 8.30am and 3.00pm.

2020 School Fees

School fee statements have  been issued and are payable by the 18th March.

If you would like to discuss the fees, please contact the school office.

Easter Raffle

This year we are having an Easter Raffle.  We are requesting donations of Easter Eggs and some baskets to make up some terrific Easter prizes.  

Please bring in your donation of Easter Eggs and / or baskets as soon as possible.

The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 8th April.  

Raffle tickets will be 50cents each and will be for sale on the playground in the morning, at recess and lunch time next week.                     

Good luck and thanks for your support.

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 21st February 2020 

            Kinder           Sofia C 

            Year 1            Harry B      

            Year 2            Dominic Z         

            Year 3            Rashad B    

            Year 4            Logan C    

            Year 5            Hannah J    

            Year 6            Daphne M    

Student of the Week

For the Week Ending 28th February 2020 

            Kinder           Chezka P 

            Year 1            Cathrin A      

            Year 2            Ruby K         

            Year 3            Jeremiah K    

            Year 4            Lopasi L   

            Year 5            Hany A  

            Year 6            Christabelle A    

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

Tuesday 17th MarchSt Patrick's Day
Thursday 19th MarchSt Joseph's Day

CEDP Commissioning Mass
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

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