Holy Trinity Primary Granville

Term 2 Week 4 - 22nd May 2020

From the Leadership Team

Philip Mahony | Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next Monday we return to full face to face teaching at Holy Trinity, which means that online home learning has finished. If you decide to keep your children at home due to medical reasons or have family members who are "at risk", please notify the school asap, so we can see how we can support your child's learning. We go back to normal procedures for marking absentees and you must notify the school if your child is away sick. Until further notice adults will not be able to enter the school playground in the mornings and must follow the social distancing structure for afternoon dismissal, which commences at 3pm for the next couple of weeks.

Students Wellbeing:

There is no silver bullet to caring for and growing your own and your children's wellbeing. Just like the dashboard in your car, no single gauge tells you how well your car is running, but rather it is a combination of all of the important information you process. The gold standard model for wellbeing is PERMAH, and your own and your children's wellbeing relies on a combination of all of them. A shortfall in one adversely affects the others, and in these current uncertain times, this could easily occur should we all not be vigilant. As James Baldwin said, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." Let's have a look at simple things you can do as a family to ensure each of the elements of PERMAH are healthy.

P - Positive Emotions + Gratitude: it is the frequency of positive emotions, not their intensity, which has the greatest influence  on growing your own and children's wellbeing. For everyone, social connection is the best way to achieve this. To self-generate positive emotions, try these things: exercise first thing every morning, text a friend who is struggling, aim to do three kind acts every day and Facetime grandparents.

E - Engagement + Mindfulness: your own negative mind chatter, which causes you to experience fight or flight responses will probably be the biggest thing for you to control and overcome. Remember your children are likely to imitate you. To focus yourself, try: to create positive I can and I will self-talk statements to combat the negatives, colour in for ten minutes and breathe deeply and slowly.

R - Relationships + Empathy: other people are the best antidotes for life's ups and downs. Use  Zoom, Skype and Google Hangout for you and your children to see happy and smiling faces, break out Uno, Scrabble and other fun games to generate laughter, have fun cooking up hot cross buns, and do Wellbeing Fitness Challenges together.

M - Meaning + Purpose: in these times, feelings of vulnerability are perfectly normal for both you and your children. To relieve these feelings, having a strong sense of purpose to focus on something bigger than yourselves to devote your energies to, will assist. As a family, make cards to drop in the letterboxes of elderly people in your street, make fun family videos, and as a family follow and learn about a caring charity.

A - Accomplishment + Optimism: to cultivate feelings of optimism in your family that together you can influence your own futures, set a goal at home every day. Try starting a vegetable garden with your children, paint a room or piece of furniture, do one extra sit up or push up, encourage your children to complete one thing at a time from their teachers or an online wellbeing activity.

H - Health + Strengths: to keep your own and your children's immune systems strong, focus on the big five - healthy fresh eating, one hour's exercise, at least 8 hours sleep, drinking plenty of water and looking on the bright side of life. An uplifting family activity is to identify your top character strengths by doing the free online Strengths Survey at 
www.viacharacter.org. Everyone puts their strengths on the fridge and tries spotting them.

Acknowledgement: Mick Walsh 

website for parents 


We will conduct the Easter Raffle next week in classes. The tickets will be 50c each and will be drawn on Friday 29th May.

Jason Fisher | Assistant Principal

As we move back to full time face to face schooling, it is important that we support the children in order to make a smooth transition. During the remote learning period there has been a lot of work that has been posted in Google Classroom as well as support videos to help the children. These are resources that can be used in the future by modifying the tasks. They also show parents how we do things at school. 

For the rest of the year we will all have to work together to support the children and in some cases catch up the learning. Below is a list of activities that parents can do to support the children;

  • Make sure your child reads every night.

  • Play mathematical games such as Dominoes, Snakes and Ladders, card games or board games involving a die with dot patterns. This will help your child to recognise patterns and count. Change the die to one showing numbers to help your child read and recognise numbers.

  • Talk to your children about a range of topics.

  • Visit places of interest, if not in person there are many virtual tours of zoos and museums.

  • Involve the children in cooking and get them to measure ingredients.

  • Encourage your children to count collections of things (pegs, steps, pasta etc).

  • Have your child count as far as he or she is able to and then encourage your child to join you while you continue counting. (don’t always start at 0).

  • Practice writing the child’s first and last name.

  • Write letters to relatives.

  • Go to the library and take out books, rent books on tape and movies.

  • Play charades.

  • Decorate small notebooks and begin a daily journal.

  • Write stories about past family events you have in photo albums.

  • Play card games.

  • Do jigsaw puzzles.

In numeracy, there were packs that were created to support the learning at home. If these packs are not being used on a regular basis, can they please be returned so they can be used in the classroom. If they are being used at home, then they do not have to be returned.

Mark Galea |Religious Education News

The Ascension of Our Lord: We are drawing close to the end of the Easter Season and this week we are celebrating our Lord’s return to heaven to be seated with His Father. This Sunday being 40 days since Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.

In Luke’s Gospel, the Ascension marked the end of Christ’s life on earth and the beginning of the age of the Spirit who would now come to inspire and guide the fledgling Christian community. Jesus’ mission has come to an end and the period of the apostles’ mission to the wider world has begun.

Pentecost Sunday: 31st May: Next Sunday will be Pentecost Sunday. During this feast we remember the occasion of the Holy Spirit coming to the disciples and Mary. In this day and age, it is us who are now called to go out to the world and continue Jesus’ mission. He wants us to spread love and forgiveness to help bring joy to the world.

Holy Trinity Sunday: 7th June. We look forward to our school and parish feast day, where we celebrate the sacred Trinity of God. While we are not able to celebrate in the usual way with holy mass, we will still observe the occasion by creating some artworks at school. I have recently been in contact with Father Andrew and he sends his blessings and good wishes to our school community.

Term 2 Fees

Term 2 Fee Statements will be going home next week. As you are aware, CEDP has offered assistance to families affected by the current COVID19 Pandemic. If you are experiencing any difficulties or concerns regarding fees, please come into the school to discuss.

Winter Uniform Now to be Worn

All students should now be wearing their winter uniform. All items are available from OZ Fashions.

Girls Winter Uniform

Winter Tunic:    Exclusive fabric        

Blouse:              Sky short sleeve with Peter Pan blouse. Sky long sleeve shirt can be purchased if preferred.

Tab Tie:              To wear with blouse (matching winter tunic)

Tights:                Grey Cotton/Lycra 

Shoes:                Black leather laced shoes

Scrunchies and headband are available matching winter tunic if desired. 

Boys Winter Uniform       

Shirt:                Classic blue short sleeve shirt with school emblem

Trousers:         Grey, long elastic waist

Socks:              Grey turn up

Shoes:              Black leather laced shoes


Jumper:              Navy Fleece jumper with Classic blue twin stripe along right arm

Jacket:                Fleecy lined Navy Bomber jacket with Classic blue stripes

Sports Uniform

Polo Top:           Sky /dark Navy side panels with white piping and crest

Trackpant:         Ink microfibre pant with Sky stripes

Jacket:                Ink microfibre jacket with with piping and crest

Socks:                White turn up

Shoes:                Mostly white sport shoes

Please Note:    If wearing long sleeve clothing under the short sleeve uniform try to be as close as possible to the school colours.

Sport Uniform Days

The students are to wear their Sports Uniform of the following days:

                        Kindergarten    -    Wednesday and Thursday

                        Year 1 and 2    -    Wednesday and Friday

                        Year 3 and 4    -    Thursday and Friday

                        Year 5 and 6    -    Tuesday and Friday

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.

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 May:

Sarah N, Manyang B, Joel B, Guari S, Reeva R, Xavier K, Chelton C, Samuel R, Makuach M, Kevin T, Evelyn Le, Aryan H, Julie A, Gabriel C, Prince D, Yatta K, Katherine G, Rishi N.


Sunday 24th MayThe Ascension of the Lord
Monday 25th MayAll Students Return to Face to Face Teaching
Sunday 31st MayPentecost Sunday
Sunday 7th JuneHoly Trinity Sunday

Holy Trinity Primary Granville


Our Catholic faith and tradition

       The dignity of each individual 

        The welcoming and hospitable atmosphere in our school