Holy Trinity Primary Granville

Term 1 Week 6 - 5th March 2021

From the Leadership Team

Philip Mahony | Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. The theme for 2021 is 'Celebrating 200 years of Catholic education'. 

In 2021, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will celebrate the bicentenary of Australia’s first Catholic school through continued commitment of growing opportunities of Catholic education for all.

From our first school in 1820, the contribution of the earliest Catholic schools transformed access to education for disadvantaged Australians. Today, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta builds on this legacy through leadership both on equity and the transformation of learning and teaching through innovation.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will celebrate the bicentenary of Australia’s first Catholic school through a continued commitment to growing opportunities of Catholic education for all. This milestone will provide the opportunity to learn from one another, inviting the voices, curiosity, and creativity of our students, teachers and parents to celebrate the gifts of faith and learning. In owning the history of Catholic schools in Australia, we recognise the hurts of the past. We acknowledge the victims of abuse and injustice and continue to support them in healing together.  

We acknowledge the history, stories, and Dreaming of the Darug people. We learn from the wrongs of the past, and these challenges guide us to a future that is accepting, welcoming and proudly diverse. The history of Catholic education in Australia is far from staid, beginning with Irish insurgency in the early colony. We continue to grow from our beginnings in 1820, acknowledging the spirit, determination, and initiative shown by our earliest lay teachers. 

Ours is a story of courage and determination with heroes like St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, a woman whose extraordinary faith effectively extended the opportunities of education to ordinary Australian children. We continue to grow from the foundations laid by the religious orders and the legacy of the clergy who dedicated their lives to building Catholic schools and their communities. 

The contribution of the earliest Catholic schools transformed access to education for disadvantaged Australians. Today, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta builds on this legacy through leading, transforming learning and teaching and through outreach. Above all, we celebrate all that unites us, and we commit to a hope that defines us, in living out God’s love for one another.


Next Wednesday 10th March, the school will have an Open Day from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm for new enrolments and for Kindergarten 2022. There will be individual tours available during the day.

Enrolments for 2022 are now open and a enrolment package can be collected from the office or download from our school website.


Warm regards

Phil Mahony


Jason Fisher | Assistant Principal

HTG Learning

This term, the students are focusing on improving their writing skills. The children are focusing on their writing skills with the help of their teachers. Throughout the term the children have written a variety of texts that entertain, inform or persuade. I would encourage all parents and carers to talk to the children about what they are writing about. This builds a positive attitude towards writing and shows the children that it is something that this valued.

Teaching children to stay calm when they are angry.

There have been quite a few cases of younger students at HTG getting really angry over small issues. We need to talk to the students about reacting small when issues are small.

We also need to encourage the children to speak about issues when they are upset and not shut down with anger.

Riverside Theatre

Stage 2 and Stage 3 had a wonderful experience on Tuesday. They went to the Riverside Theatre to see The Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The students were extremely well behaved and enjoyed the spectacular music. 

Stage 2 and 3 Excursion - The Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Mark Galea |Religious Education News

The Third Sunday of Lent. Moving towards the celebration of Easter we are urged to follow the example of Jesus and become “practical Catholics”. Sometimes as Catholics we can fall into the trap of black and white thinking. That is, if you believe the right things, you’re in and if not you're out. Going back to the mind of Jesus, which is what Pope Francis is urging, we see that our growth in the spiritual life is all about our relationships with God, ourself, the other, and the created environment. These are ‘doing’ things set on the foundation of correct priorities and the teachings and attitudes of Jesus. By reading and becoming familiar with one or more of the Gospels we get to know the attitudes, priorities and teachings of Jesus. These are what we live by.

A message from the Holy Father, Pope Francis. In his Lenten message for 2021, Pope Francis encourages us to think about these 3 messages:

1. Faith calls us to accept the truth and testify to it before God and all our brothers and sisters.

2. Hope as “living water” enabling us to continue our journey.

3. Love, following in the footsteps of Christ, in concern and compassion for all, is the highest expression of our faith and hope.

You can read the whole encyclical by following this link: Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2021.

Mass times at Holy Cross Parish, Granville:

Saturday: Holy Family Church 4:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Church 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: Holy Family Church 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 5:00pm

Holy Trinity Church 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 

Official Launch - "We Are Safe Respectful Learners"

On Thursday 4th March HTG officially launched our 'Positive Behaviour Support for Learning' (PBS4L). To celebrate the students were treated to a great day filled with fun activities and treats. 

PBS4L Fun Day

Enrolments Kindergarten 2022

Kindergarten 2022 Enrolment packs are available from the school office or download from our Web page. If your child turns 5 before the 31st July 2022 they are eligible to enrol for Kindergarten 2022.

HTG Responsible Use of Technology

The online safety of your child is of great importance to us, so today your child has received a copy of the HTG Responsible Use of Technology Agreement. This document provides a comprehensive list of responsibilities that your child will need to follow when using technology at HTG. Please spend some time reading and explaining this document to your child as it does need to be signed and returned to school. A copy of the signed agreement will be stored in your child's file.


As part of our ongoing commitment to the appropriate use of technology and online safety, we would like to share the following link to an online safety picture book. You may choose to read the book with your child/children or have the book read to them, either way it is a good way to start a conversation about your child's use of technology at home.  

Picture book - Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5


Read aloud  - Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5


Medical Information

If parents need the school to administer any medication to students, please see the office to fill out an authority form.

Any new asthma plans need to be handed in also.  If your child's plan has expired, please see your doctor to renew.

Thank you

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

Time Online

How much time should children spend online?  How much is too much?

There is no magic number and the answer will depend on a variety of factors including your child’s age, maturity, family routine and the child’s learning needs.


Ask yourself the following questions;

❏    What is my child doing online?

❏    Is online time disrupting their sleep or exercise routine?

❏    Is my child isolating from face-to-face interactions with family or friends?


The answers to these questions will guide you in creating a good balance of online and offline activities for your child. If you are concerned about your child, work with them in setting boundaries, bedtimes and routines.


For more information visit;


Help Protect Your Children Online - Free Webinars

In partnership with the eSafety Commissioner, the Council of Catholic School Parents will be holding two free webinars in March to provide parents and carers with strategies to establish a safe online environment for their children. See attached for more info.

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.

2021 School Fees

2021 School fees have now been issued and are due for payment by the 17th March 2021. If you have any questions regarding school fees for 2021, please see Mrs Borg in the office.

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. 

COVID-19 Local Testing Clinics

Please get tested if you have any COVID-19  symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell. Self-isolate until you know your test result. Also, please do not send students to school if they are feeling unwell. 

Local Testing clinics:

Merrylands Drive Through Testing Clinic

Corner of Burnett Street and Merrylands Road, Merrylands

Auburn Community Health Care Centre Drive Through Testing Clinic

Norval Street, Auburn 

Auburn Drive-Through Testing Clinic

48 Boorea Stret, Auburn

Smithfield Drive Through Testing Clinic

63 Long Street, Smithfield


Student of the Week

Week ending  26th February 2021

Kindergarten       Matthias K

Year 1                   Ashmith S        

Year 2                    Mou M         

Year 3                    Jabbra A         

Year 4                    Aeva M       

Year 5                    Joseph N       

Year 6                    Mia S

Student of the Week

Week ending 5th March 2021

Kindergarten     Amelia S       

Year 1                 Grace Gomez             

Year 2                 Ivana K       

Year 3                Johnny Quach             

Year 4                 Alan Nguyen      

Year 5                 Vanessa E   

Year 6                 Callan Young        

Summer Reading Challenge recipients

Gabriel C

Ricky P

Arjav A

Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations to the following students who celebrate their Birthday in 


Joshua G, Samyuk P, Kaysa P, Amira S, Ashmith S, Naomi O, Benjamin B, Jeer M, Ephraim C, Hannah J.


10th MarchHTG Open Day

21st  March

Harmony Day
25th MarchThe Annunciation
1st AprilHoly Thursday
2nd AprilGood Friday
4th April

Easter Sunday

Positive Partnerships


Delany College Open Day


Cerdon College Open Day


Holy Trinity Primary Granville


Our Catholic faith and tradition

The dignity of each individual

The welcoming and hospitable atmosphere in our school