Holy Trinity Primary Granville

Term 2 Week 6 - 5th June 2020

From the Leadership Team

Philip Mahony | Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

Too Much Screen Time?

When schools were closed, most children's screen time went through the roof. That can be a blessing for parents cooped up with their children 24/7, but isn't this harming young people?

In  the last few years we've been hearing that excessive screen time melts their brains, shrinks their attention spans and weakens their social skills.

Digital abstinence for young children was the strong message until quite recently. Worries like these have a long history, with parents fretting about each new wave of entertainment technology - radio, movies,TV.

Is viewing time all that damaging?

For starters, the evidence linking screens to harm is, in reality, paper thin. Recent studies have downplayed negative effects, In fact, they say, a couple of hours of screen-based leisure is associated with improved peer relationships and increased sociality. 

Gaming meets our fundamental needs for exploration, competence and social connection. And games often improve rather than undermine our reasoning abilities.

As for concerns about children getting isolated, the Internet is the world's best tool for distanced socializing. 

So parents and educators needn't fret too much during the coronavirus lockdown but they should monitor what children are watching and playing, sometimes playing and watching with them, and steer them toward brainy games, age-appropriate educational videos, documentaries available on streaming services, co-operative and team-orientated video games and timeless films that don't just entertain, or distract, but teach ineffable lessons about life, love and family.

Acknowledgement: "Screen Time Isn't All That Bad" by Andrew Przybylski and Pete Etchells in The New York Times.

Jason Fisher | Assistant Principal

Self Capable Learners

At Holy Trinity we have a Learning Plan that is: To develop assessment capable learners who are deeply engaged, and responsive to descriptive feedback to guide next step learning and individual learning growth.

To be self capable learners, children need to know where they are now in their learning and where they are going in their learning. This is shared with the children by their teachers. 

Each lesson starts with a Learning Intention and Success Criteria. A learning Intention is a statement outlining the learning that will take place during the lesson. A Success Criteria is a list of outcomes that children need to be able to do, which shows they understand the learning.

Children need to be praised for their effort in order to build learning persistence. At home parents are able to praise effort instead of achievement and the children will develop a sense that effort is really important. 


The great thing is that developing self capable learners improves learning outcomes.

Mark Galea |Religious Education News

Our Feast Day: The Feast of the Holy Trinity

Each time we pray the Sign of The Cross, we acknowledge the Holy Trinity. God the Father, Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit. This feast to especially honour the Blessed Trinity was established by Pope John XXII (1316-1334) for the Sunday after Pentecost. Describing God as a Trinity is an expression of a uniquely Christian experience of God. Today the children created some beautiful artworks to commemorate this wonderful occasion in their MacKillop Groups at school.

Parish Information about Masses and Mass Times

You may have heard that as of June 1, that the restrictions have been lifted to allow 50 people to attend Mass with social distancing measures in place. Due to this easing, online registrations to attend Mass are now only required for the following parish masses:

Holy Trinity Church

Saturday 6:00pm Vigil Mass

Sunday 10:00am Mass

Holy Family Church

Sunday 8:30am and 5:00pm Masses

If you would like to register for these  Masses, please follow this link: Holy Mass Attendance Request

Reminder of School Start Time

School commences at 9.00am.

From next week the school gate will be closed at 9.00am.  All students arriving after this time will be required to enter via the school office and be marked as having a partial attendance.

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

Kindergarten 2021 Enrolments

Holy Trinity Primary is accepting enrolments for Kindergarten 2021.

If your child turns 5 before 31st July 2021, they are eligible to enrol. Enrolment packages can be collected from the school office between 8.30am and 3.00pm.

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.

Delany College Enrolling Now

Attached is a flyer for places for 2021 at Delany College.

How to Install the SkoolBag App

Instructions for parents installing the SkoolBag app.

The SkoolBag school app is the easiest way for parents to stay up-to-date with the school events, notes, newsletters and all school communications.

Follow the instructions below to download the SkoolBag app and stay connected with what’s happening at Holy Trinity.

For iPhone and iPad users:

Click on the “Download on the App Store” button above, or go to the Apple App Store, search for “SkoolBag” and download the free SkoolBag app. After opening the app, add your school(s) and you’re ready to go!

For Google Android Users:

Click on the “Get it on Google play” button above, or go to the Google Play Store, search for “SkoolBag” and download the free SkoolBag app. After opening the app, add your school(s) and you’re ready to go!

A Reminder for our School Community - Complaints and Grievances

If , at any time, you find that you have a concern with the school, you are encouraged to come to the school and speak with the teacher/s, assistant principal and/or principal, to identify your concern.

It is our aim to work with all members of our school community to ensure that we do the very best to provide a productive, safe and enjoyable learning experience for our students and professionally fulfilling experience for our staff.

If you would like to raise a concern, the Catholic Education Office has guidelines for ensuring that complaints are handled fairly. Information about how to handle complaints either informally or formally is accessed on the school website or system website. 

Upcoming Events


Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations to the following students who celebrate their Birthday in June:

Jennifer L, Joachim-Cruz T, Chloe D, Yar M, George A, Gabriel D, Leya S, Ricky P, George Y, Lotus V, Will D.


Sunday 7th JuneThe Feast of the Holy Trinity
Monday 8th JuneQueen's Birthday Holiday - no school
Thursday 11th JuneCorpus Christi

Holy Trinity Primary Granville


Our Catholic faith and tradition

       The dignity of each individual 

        The welcoming and hospitable atmosphere in our school