Holy Trinity Primary Granville

Term 1 Week 8 - 19th March 2021

From the Leadership Team

Philip Mahony | Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

 Mr Mark Galea has been appointed Acting Assistant Principal for Holy Family Primary School, East Granville, commencing next Monday 22nd March till mid May. We congratulation Mr Galea on this appointment and wish him well in this important role. The Acting Religious Education Coordinator for Holy Trinity will be organised within the next week and announced shortly.

The NSW Government has changed the COVID-19 restrictions that apply to schools. We can welcome back parents to Holy Trinity in a COVID safe way. Parents and carers will be welcome to join us for Monday Morning Assemblies and other events once they have checked in by using the QR code (Service NSW app) on display. If you need to enter the school for other reasons you must check in by using the QR code in the front office. Use the hand sanitiser and keep socially distance.

We will keep to the afternoon dismissal procedure, where parents enter through the Randle Street gate, collect their children and move out through the Grimwood Street gate, while maintaining social distancing.

If you are available to assist the school as a parent helper, you will need to complete the "Child Protection Online course" which is found by searching CEDP Child Protection.

It is still important to keep your children at home if they are sick. If your child is absent from school with flu-like symptoms, they must get a COVD-19 test and can only return to school with a negative test result.

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

Students Keeping Their Hands To Themselves

One of the Holy Trinity school rules is to be safe. In order to keep all students safe students need to learn to keep their hands and feet to themselves. Lately there has been a rise in incidents where students are breaking the hands off rule. This creates a climate where students start to feel unsafe at school.  Can all parents and carers have a serious discussion with the children about the importance of not breaking the hands off rule. 

If children are coming home and saying that they are being hit by other students please contact the class teacher. If teachers are informed about incidents they can be dealt with appropriately. 

NAPLAN Readiness Test

Next Thursday, students from Year 3 and Year 5 will be sitting a NAPLAN readiness test. All catholic schools in the Parramatta Diocese will be sitting the same readiness test at the same time to test whether the system can cope with the high volume of use. The students will not be getting a mark as the readiness test is only to test the system.

The actual NAPLAN test will be held in the week of May 17 - May 21st.

Mark Galea |Religious Education News

Harmony Day at Holy Trinity. Holy Trinity is made up of students whose families come from all around the world. Our school is a wonderful example of how people can live together, regardless of where we come from or what we look like. At Holy Trinity we all belong.

Today we celebrated who we are with a beautiful assembly where some children wore traditional clothing to help us learn about their country’s heritage. We also took the opportunity to raise some money for Project Compassion to help communities in need around the world.

5th Sunday of Lent: As we draw closer to Holy Week we deepen our concentration on the life Jesus led and the lessons He gave us. Sometimes these lessons are straight forward, other times they require deep consideration. However, when reading the Gospels these same messages become clear:

  • Love God and each other.

  • Forgive those who have caused you wrong.

  • Serve others before yourself.

  • Find peace through prayer.

Holy Week: On the last day of term, 1st of April, the students will take part in a mini pilgrimage on the school grounds to remember the final days of Jesus’ life and celebrate His resurrection. Our theme is, “Walking in the Footsteps of Christ.” Under current covid restrictions we are able to welcome parents to join us. Times will be posted via the skoolbag app. 

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. 


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.

NAPLAN Online 2021

The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a point in time assessment of literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. 

Students in Years 3,5,7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

Our school will be participating in NAPLAN Online, our school will also be participating in practice tests between 22 March and 1 April.  The practice test is a trial-run and key preparation activity for NAPLAN Online in May.  It is not an assessment of students ability and the tests will not be marked.

Excessive preparation for NAPLAN Online is not recommended.  Students can use the public demonstration site

(https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site) to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in the NAPLAN Online tests.

If you have any questions about NAPLAN Online, please contact your child's teacher.


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 are now due for payment. If you have paid, thank you. If not,  please make payment by the 24th 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  12th March 2021

Kindergarten  Terry C        

Year 1               Savannah B              

Year 2               Samipya P         

Year 3               Aashna C          

Year 4               Chelsea C         

Year 5               Logan C      

Year 6               Samuel R    

Principal's Award

Logan C  Yr 5

Student of the Week

Week ending 19th March 2021

Kindergarten       Aanvi S 

Year 1                   Maria K   

Year 2                   Fenton E   

Year 3                   Theresa N       

Year 4                   Sebasjin T                      

Year 5                    Faith T

Year 6                    Gabriel C 

Principal's Award

Jasmeet B    Yr 4

Precious D   Yr 4

Savannah K  Yr 5

Philip K        Yr 5

Aaron K        Yr 5

Joseph N      Yr 5

Kevin Q        Yr 5

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.


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

Easter Sunday

Before & After School Care

Parents we have a service that will now offer before & after school care, with drop off & pick up to and from school.  If you are in need of this service, please contact the office for an application form.

Cerdon College School Tour - Wednesday 31 March


Holy Trinity Primary Granville


Our Catholic faith and tradition

The dignity of each individual

The welcoming and hospitable atmosphere in our school