Congratulations to Rainbows Holy Family Early Learning Centre who came runners up in the Small Employer of the Year category at the NT Training Awards.
On Tuesday the 12th of September the Year 2 and 3 were invited in participate in the ‘Cracka Cup’ which was run by NTFL. Our day started with a coaching clinic lead by secondary students from Darwin and some up from Geelong. They taught us how to kick, handball and even tackle. We were then split into 3 teams and participated in a round robin tournament. Our teams were very successful and all demonstrated great sportsmanship and skill. The day finished with some great fun on the waterslide. We would all like to say a big thankyou to Miss Andree for organising such a fun day.
By the Year 2/3 students
The costumes for our Book Week Parade were absolutely amazing this year. Well done to all the families for getting creative and putting together such awesome dress ups. The parade was heaps of fun and the judges had a very difficult job picking a prize for each class.
The Book Week Parade winners for each class are:
Room 6- Dylan Mende- Greg from A Diary of A Wimpy Kid.
Room 7 – Rory Gillis- the Wizard from Terry Prachett novel
Room 9- Olivia Picone Auld- Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz
Room 10- Madeline MacDonald- Mildred Hubble from The Worst Witch
Room 11- Alex Plews- Mary Poppins
Room 12- Jonas Senga- Mr Strong from the Mr Men books
Room 13- Rhyder Koops- the wolf from Bad Guys
Room 14- Amelia Turnbull- Lucy from Peanuts
Room 15- Amelia Walker- the Gruffalo
Rainbows- Cooper Koops- digger from Construction
Rainbows- Indianna McKean- a witch
On Fridays at 12.00pm the whole school have been participating in multi-age activities across the school. This has been a great way for students to mix with other year levels and get to know other staff and adults within the school. Some of the activities included basketball games, Rock and Water activities, mindful colouring in, grass heads, drawing, skipping, pet rocks, painting, construction, body movement and many more.
A big thanks to all the Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Inclusion Support Assistants, Indigenous Education Workers and parents who led an activity. The students truly had a great time.
Check out this little celebrity! Faithe Bauwer being interviewed by Hamish McLachlan at last week's AFL game. Faithe can I get your autograph?
Congratulations to the following Year 6 leaders who will be house colour captains for 2017.
Green House- Jakob De Santis and Tiana Russell
Blue House- Imojen Wright and Bowen Smith
Gold House- Ciara Shakes and Tiarna Shilling
Red House- Jesse Ferguson and Kamali Borges De Carvalho
On Monday, Sprint Cars and their drivers visited the school. The classes were able to go out and look at the cars and hear the drivers talk about their experiences of racing them.
On Tuesday the lower primary classes had some special visitors to the school. To support our learning in Science and Geography, we organised a Petting Zoo to set up at school. Students enjoyed learning about and handling baby animals, including chicks, bantams, ducklings, rabbits, guinea pigs and a very hungry goat. The children loved interacting with Tucker, the very friendly (and patient) kelpie. A highlight was feeding Lucky, the baby goat, a bottle of milk. What a wonderful learning experience for all!
The National Evangelisation Team (NET) consisting of eleven young people, visited Holy Family Catholic Primary School on Friday 29th May 2016. Holy Family Year 6 students were joined by the senior students of Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School. The theme of the day was titled ‘Steppin Up’ and focussed on student leadership and prayer. The day was broken into sections and included dramas, skits, small circles, whole group activities and reflection time. The eleven members of the NET team performed different parts of the day and worked closely with their allocated small groups. The Year 6 students had a very enjoyable day and learnt that life isn’t always smooth sailing and that Jesus is a reliable leader to call upon for help