Last week our school were lucky enough to have an experience of UBUNTU the African children's choir. Starting Wednesday with an action-filled workshop the whole school learnt about Kenya and Uganda and how to dance like them. They not only had amazing talent but had such a kind heart. They were playing games with us and were high fiving, hugging and just saying hello. They were so much fun and by the end of the day they were sleeping like babies.
On Friday at 7:00pm UBUNTU had a concert where they performed and told stories about Africa. Some of the stories were about how they got into the choir and their lives in Africa. Holy Cross students were involved in the choir too. Years 3-6 got the opportunity to perform at the concert. The UBUNTU have such an amazing talent that they shared with us over the three days we spent with them.
Chloe & Angelique
On the 25th of April our school commemorated ANZAC Day in Gisborne and marched with pride by representing our school.People from all over the Macedon Ranges came to watch the beautiful service that the Gisborne Council provided for us. There were other Anzac ceremonies around the area including the Mt Macedon dawn service, Riddells Creek service and Sunbury service.
All the Grade 5/6 teachers including our PE teacher came together to select football, netball and soccer teams to represent Holy Cross. We have only had tryouts for netball, soccer and girls football teams so far. The teachers chose appropriate teams from the students who tried out. We would like to say thanks to all the teachers and student who trialed for these sides.
Will & Jacob
Coming up to Easter many of the classes have been learning about Holy Week. The school is all very excited about the Easter Raffle coming up soon on the 29th of March. In writing, preps are learning new strategies, numbers and letters. In the past week there have been athletics trials for the 3’s-6’s. Lots of students joined in and had a great time. Many students were very supportive and encouraging to fellow classmates and congrats to all those students getting through to inter-school athletics. Also a huge Congrats to Kiera Cooper who is unfortunately the only one going through to the next stage in swimming. Well Done Kiera. With only a week of Term 1 left, everybody is getting excited for school holidays and Easter.
In Grade 1, they have been learning about many things. In math they have been learning to count by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. They have also been learning about the seasons of the year. In spelling they have been learning the vowels and how to use them in words. In Integrated Studies they have been learning about bugs, getting fit and being nice.
Around the school many events have been happening. The Grade Sixes got their new jumpers finally after many mix-ups, but are very happy with the results. There has also been athletic trials which were very exciting, some people getting a little bit competitive. Hopefully everyone has been enjoying their term and the rest of their term goes well.
On the 16th of March all grade fives and sixes went to athletics and they did a very good job making their mums and dads proud of them. When coming back from school the teachers gave them a treat because of all the hard work they had done.Coming up to Easter, classes are putting in Easter gifts for our Easter raffle to be held at the end of term assembly. This is when the kids get very excited because of the chocolate that is going around the school. We have also have had a special treat these last couple of weeks because of all the fundraising that we have been doing like, the Grade Fours having an icy pool stall, the Grade Fives having an odd sock day and they both raised money for Caritas. Hopefully all of the students keep their work up for the rest of the term and have a good break.
Leading up to Easter this year, all grades have been working really hard and putting in a lot of effort to finish all the work they need to. The preps have been working on reading strategies: trying Lion, stretchy snake and eagle eye. They have also been working on religion and learning about Palm Sunday. A big event coming up for the school on the 29th of March is the Easter raffle where a lot of people win prizes that they get to go home with. On the 16th of March all the grade 5’s and 6’s participated in athletics trials where everyone did great and I’m sure their mums and dads would of been really proud. On the 23rd of March all Grade 3’s and 4’s also participated in athletic trials and I’m sure they did great as well.