Holy Trinity Primary Granville

Term 2 Week 2 - 30th April 2021

From the Leadership Team

Philip Mahony | Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

Mr Mark Galea has been asked to remain in his role as Acting Assistant Principal at Holy Family Granville till the end of this term. Ms Vivi Arida will continue to teach Year 6 with Mrs Randa Osman for the remainder of term 2. Mrs Mary Georges will continue in the role of Acting Religious Education Coordinator.


What gets your brain fired up? Believe it or not, a good mood.

When you're in a good mood, your brain is more sensitive to new ideas and more creative.  The opposite is also true. A bad mood limits our  brain to what we already know, the tried and true, the logical and obvious.

When we're in a good mood, we feel safe and secure. We're more willing to take risks. When we're in a bad mood, we stick with what we know.

How can we make sure we are in a good mood - most of the time? First of all, we need to find ways to increase our happiness. There are four sure-fire ways to make us happier: a daily gratitude practice, a daily mindfulness practice, regular exercise and a good night's sleep.

Gratitude trains the brain to focus on the positive so we filter out negative thoughts.

Mindfulness teaches the brain to be calm and focused, giving our brain time and space foe new thoughts and ideas. Take some time to be alone, with all devices switched off, spending quiet time.

Exercise lowers stress levels, increasing feel-good neurochemicals like dopamine. This lowers anxiety and improves our good mood.

A good night's rest increases energy levels, giving us the ability to meet challenges. When we sleep, the brain has time to find all sorts of hidden connections between ideas.

Gratitude, mindfulness, exercise and sleep are essential for the good mood that leads to peak performance. When life gets complicated, concentrate on these to get your brain fit and ready to deal with problems.

Acknowledgement: Steven Kotler in The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer.

Sunday 9th May is Mother's Day. Next week we will have the Mother's Day Stall on Wednesday 5th May. On Friday 7th May we will have a light breakfast commencing at 8:00 am and a Liturgy at 9:00 am. Hopefully as many mums and grandmothers can join us for this event.

Mother's Day Prayer

Loving God,

We thank you for the mothers You have given us,

Whose love is so precious that it can never be measured,

Whose patience seems to have no end.

May we see Your loving hand behind them and guiding them.

We pray for those mothers who fear they will run out of love,

Or time or patience.

We ask You to bless them with Your own special love.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, our brother.


Warm regards

Phil Mahony

Jason Fisher | Assistant Principal

Start of Term Two

As we welcome the students back it is wonderful to see the children return with a great attitude towards learning. The children are very settled and focusing on their learning. I encourage all parents and carers to continue to ask the children about their learning. Questions such as - What was something new you learnt today? Is going to provide more discussion than asking - How was your day?

Afternoon Dismissal

We are continuing with the end of day dismissal procedure of; entering the gate near the hall on Randle St and exiting through the gate on Grimwood St. In the afternoon there is a lot of traffic around the school so we need to keep all the children safe. The one way flow (which our procedure creates) of parents and students exiting the school through the one gate, keeps the supervision of students manageable. So please follow the procedure for the safety of all.

Pete the Sheep

On Tuesday Kindergarten, Year 1and Year 2 had the opportunity to attend Riverside theatre at Parramatta to see the production of Pete the Sheep based on the popular children’s book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. The students all enjoyed the show and were wonderful representatives for the school. 

Religious Education

Project Compassion

We hope that you had a blessed Easter with your family and friends. As we continue the Easter season we reflect on our renewed relationship with Christ.

During the Lenten season our school community raised awareness and contributed to Project Compassion. During this time we raised a total of $309.30. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Anzac Day

Last Friday, the HTG community commemorated Anzac Day by holding a reflective liturgy. The students participated in prayer and experienced the Last Post, a minute of silence as well as the Rouse. All the students were extremely respectful. At the conclusion of the ceremony all students were treated to an Anzac cookie. 

Mother’s Day

On Friday 7th of May, we will be holding a Mother’s Day Breakfast and Liturgy. We invite all mothers, grandmothers and mother figures to join us for a light breakfast from 8am and a liturgy from 9am. We hope to see you there!

School Photos - 2nd June

School photographs will be taken on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021.

On the day of the photos, your child needs to be in full WINTER uniform.

ALL children are to come in FULL WINTER UNIFORM on this day.

  A family photo consists of brothers and sisters who attend Holy Trinity School.  A personalised letter with individual shoot key for online ordering will be sent home shortly.

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.

Interviews for Kindergarten 2022 will commence in term 2.

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

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

Installment 2 of the school fees for 2021 have now been sent home.

They will be due for payment by the 26th May 2021. Please contact the

school office if you have any questions or concerns.

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  23rd April 2021

Kindergarten     Anni L        

Year 1                 Meghan N                            

Year 2                 Tigi K                        

Year 3                 Zoya B                             

Year 4                 Marielle B                   

Year 5                 James S                    

Year 6                 Abuot M

Principal's Award

Erik B

Kiran K

Madison T

Student of the Week

Week ending 30th April 2021

Kindergarten    Felix T     

Year 1                Victory K                                                                

Year 2                Aleeah R                        

Year 3                Grizelda T                

Year 4                Rashad B                                

Year 5                Aaron K                    

Year 6                Noel E                  

Principal's Award

George A             Savannah B       Maria C   

Guari G                Luna H                 Verena I

Ibrahim K            Angelica L            Jenlia L

Makuach M         Yar M                   Naomi O

Jonathan P          Eva P                    Georgia R

Asmith S             Andrew W           Kehe L

Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations to the following students who celebrate their Birthday in 


Sarah N, Anni L, B, Manyang  B, Gauri S, Reeva R, Chelton C, Samuel R, Makulach M, Kevin T, Julie A, Gabriel C, Yatta K, Prince D, Nair R.


Mother's Day Stall

Wednesday 5th May
Mother's Day Sunday 9th May
School PhotosWednesday 2nd June

Caring for a Child With Disability

Please refer to the attached flyer for more information.

Your Child's NDIS Plan

Please refer to the attached Flyer for event information.

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.

The Children's Hospital at Westmead's Emergency Department has Moved

Please refer to the flyer attached for new information.

eSafety Education - Free Online Parent Webinar

NEW webinar: eSafety's guide to parental controls

Our new webinar, eSafety's guide to parental controls, will look at how parents and carers can set up devices and apps to help keep young people safer online.

This webinar is targeted to parents and carers of 5 to 13-year-olds.

Encourage your parent community to register for the webinar. Share this with your school community using the sample text (below), ready for your next email, newsletter, blog post or on your social media channels.

Register for the free webinar, eSafety's guide to parental controls, for parents and carers from the eSafety Commissioner.

The webinar will look at how parents and carers can set up devices and apps to help kids and young people stay safe online. 

It will cover:

  • the benefits and limitations of parental controls
  • how to set up iOS and Android devices for safety
  • how to set up popular games and apps like YouTube and Roblox for safety
  • using family tech agreements and other parenting strategies to manage online risks
  • how eSafety can help when things go wrong.

This webinar will include practical tips, demonstrations and advice.

To register, visit: esafety.gov.au/parents.

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Holy Trinity Primary Granville


Our Catholic faith and tradition

The dignity of each individual

The welcoming and hospitable atmosphere in our school