Holy Trinity Primary Granville

Term 3 Week 6 - 28th August 2020

From the Leadership Team

Philip Mahony | Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

The latest requirements concerning COVID-19 safety advise for schools are:

Students who have flu-like symptoms must 

  • not attend school
  • get a COVID test.

Students who have had a COVID test will only be permitted to return to school after the school receives a copy of the test results.

Staff Development Day:   Friday 25th September - no students at school


This year, how can you make progress with your schoolwork and find success even in subjects where you have struggled?

A talented piano player figured out how to make practice more efficient and effective so that every performance was just as good as the audience expected.

Do what doesn't come easily.

In music, it's a huge mistake to play the piece from beginning to end. The best musicians drill the most difficult parts. You know where your weaknesses are. Concentrate on those areas and work on them until you have mastered them.

To master a skill, master something harder.

Strong musicians find clever ways to complicate the difficult parts of their music, playing a passage with alternative accent patterns, speed, or rhythm. Try new approaches to the work you find difficult. Ask someone else to explain it to you. Present it to yourself in different ways, like word maps. Move up a level and see if that helps you understand.

Systematically eliminate weakness.

Work out where you are weakest and drill yourself in every way you can think of until it sticks. Ask your teachers what you can do to sharpen up. What works in the subjects you are good at?

Imagine perfection.

Good musicians begin with an image of how a perfect performance will sound, feel, and look and play with a perfect mental image in mind. Less-accomplished musicians play while trying to fix problems as they crop up. Always aim for the best. Good enough isn't good enough for you. Aim for the best. Ask other students how they have mastered the work and follow their methods.

You may be an excellent musician or sportsperson or gamer. What do you do to improve your game? The  same approaches will work in the classroom too. Accept the challenge and make this year one of your finest performances!

Acknowledgement: "Flow Is the Opiate of the Mediocre: Advice on Getting better from an Accomplished Piano Player" by Cal Newport 

Jason Fisher | Assistant Principal

Writing at Holy Trinity

Over the past 5 weeks the teachers at Holy Trinity have been working to develop writing in each learning space. The children are being encouraged to reflect on their writing and act on feedback that is given. The children are also giving feedback to each other to improve writing. I encourage parents and carers to talk to the children about what they are writing in class.


It has been noticed that there has been an increase in inappropriate language being used by students at Holy Trinity. I ask that all parents/carers talk with the children about talking with respect and using appropriate language. If children are using inappropriate language parents/carers may be contacted.

Parking Across Driveways

In the last newsletter, it was requested that at the start of the day and at the end of the day parents/carers need to be safe when dropping off and picking up. Since then the school has received a complaint from one of our neighbours complaining the parents/carers are parking across driveways. This practice is particularly dangerous when a car wants to turn into the driveway. It causes traffic build up.

It is also requested that parents do not park in the staff car park. Sometimes staff need to go out during school time and arrive back in the afternoon. On their return, parking spaces are taken by parents/carers and they do not have anywhere to park.

Thank you for your assistance with these matters.

Mark Galea |Religious Education News

Fathers Day Stall: The Father's Day stall will be held on Thursday 3rd of September. Children can purchase gifts for the men in their lives priced between $2 and $5.

Fathers Day Liturgy: On Friday 4th September we will celebrate all of the fathers, grandfathers and the significant men in our lives with a brief liturgy at 11:35 am. This will be a zoom meeting followed by our regular awards ceremony. To access the zoom meeting, please use the following meeting number and password.

Meeting Number:   965 3971 6813

Password:   821434

Reaching Out To Others: Father Andrew spoke to us about the Partners in Prayer program to support the Catholic communities in Victoria who are unable to practice their faith as they usually would due to Covid 19 restrictions. Holy Trinity Parish has been partnered with St Francis of Assisi Parish in Mill Park, Victoria. Over the last week the students in Kindergarten, Year 1 and 2 have been writing prayers and drawing pictures which will be sent to Victoria to help them through this difficult time.

Father's Day Stall

Father's Day is on Sunday 6th September. 

Holy Trinity will be holding a Father's Day Stall on Thursday 3rd September with gifts ranging from $2.00 to $5.00 each.

Children will need to bring their money on Thursday if they would like to buy a gift for their father, grandfather or special man in their life. 

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 - Limited Places Available

Places for Kindergarten 2021 at Holy Trinity Primary School are filling up. Please complete and return the enrolment form as soon as possible.

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.

Building Child Safe Communities - Parent / Carer Volunteers

A reminder to any parent or carer who would like to volunteer at school must complete the new CEDP Building Child Safe Communities form and online training module.

Please see the attached letter and helpsheet.


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.

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. 


Student of the Week

For Week Ending 21/8/2020

Kindergarten    Prince D        

Year 1                Erik B                    

Year 2                Chloe K                    

Year 3                Katrina V                    

Year 4                Ella A                    

Year 5                Gabriel C                    

Year 6                Alvin C                    

For Week Ending 28/8/2020

Kindergarten     Chelton C        

Year 1                 Saif H                    

Year 2                 Kathy T               

Year 3                 Charbel A              

Year 4                 Philip K                

Year 5                 Olivia T           

Year 6                Dylan H                

Principal's Awards

Congratulations to the following students who have received a Principal's Award:

Jenlia G - K                Charles B - Yr 4         Jacob G - Yr 4     Lorin M - Yr 4            Angelica S - Yr 4      Manyang B - Yr 5      

Birthday Celebrations

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

Danny N, Jelena S, Hans C, Lorin M, Aeva M, Bojana N, Marielle B, Cathrin A, Zoya B, Uche O, Simon E, Angela N, Jayden N, Claudia D, Jordan Y, Maria C, Jacob G, Elon E, James S, Aisha S, Tanika R.


Thursday 3rd September

Father's Day Stall

Sunday 6th SeptemberFather's Day
Thursday 24th SeptemberLast Day of Term 3 for Students
Friday 25th SeptemberStaff Development Day - teachers only
Monday 12th October Term 4 Starts - students in summer uniform

Holy Trinity Primary Granville


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