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Simple tips to build good online behaviours

Simple tips to build good online behaviours

  1. Posted on March 23, 2020

Back on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis’s call for Catholics to give up posting harmful words online during Lent appeared to be a great challenge for the digital age, especially for kids, to undertake during the traditional fasting period. The Pontiff said we lived in an "atmosphere polluted by too much verbal violence" which was "amplified by the internet". If you spend a few minutes on any social ...

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What do bull elephants and 14 year old boys have in common?

What do bull elephants and 14 year old boys have in common?

  1. Posted on February 5, 2020

 . Within a 5-year period in the 1990’s, in a Game Reserve in South Africa young male elephants killed more that 60 rhinoceroses and in some cases tried to mount them. This was a highly unusual level of aggression for adolescent male elephants. What was revealed was these adolescent elephants, which were committing such acts of aggression had been orphaned. Their fathers were killed under government sanctions to keep elephant numbers under control....

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The Year 7 Transition

The Year 7 Transition

  1. Posted on January 28, 2020

A year of ups and downs. I was worried - summer holidays were coming to an end and my son told me he wasn’t nervous about starting Year 7 at a new school. Although I was trying to hide it, I was a nervous wreck – a new school meant new teachers, new friends, a new campus to navigate, older students - how could he not be nervous? In the hope that he’d open up about some perhaps ...

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A message from Mr O'Neill: Future Directions

A message from Mr O'Neill: Future Directions

  1. Posted on December 2, 2019

In formulating our Strategic Plan, the College Leadership Team (CLT) and the College Advisory Board, undertook a thorough and inclusive process; consulting students, parents, Staff and Board members over several months and many meetings. Throughout this process, all parties were challenged to acknowledge and celebrate our strengths as a College; to identify areas for growth and challenge, and to consider opportunities for improvement in the future....

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2019 Presentation Night

2019 Presentation Night

  1. Posted on October 23, 2019

The Perth Concert Hall was filled with TC spirit last night as we celebrated the 2019 Presentation Night! Always a spectacular evening, this year did not disappoint. The Trinity Massed Choir performed a stunning rendition of the Imagine Dragons song 'It's Time'. Year 12 soloists Ethan Gosatti and Semisi Amato were both terrific; their hard work and preparation certainly paid off! Head Prefect Simon ...

  1. 125 Anniversary Academics Christian Service Guest speaker High School Middle School Performing Arts teachers

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Teaching financial literacy

Teaching financial literacy

  1. Posted on September 18, 2019

“(My children) know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Rod Stewart There was a lively discussion at work the other day between a mother who doesn’t give her kids any pocket money because she believes they should do chores as part of a household. Another believed they should receive money to learn about its management. Around the same time a neighbour told me ...

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Meet our teachers: Mr Andrew Hayes

Meet our teachers: Mr Andrew Hayes

  1. Posted on September 17, 2019

What do you teach?. I’m very lucky as I have a couple of important jobs at Trinity. I spend one half of the week teaching the amazing boys in Year 5 Green. The other half of the week I’m the Director of Teaching and Learning. In this role, I primarily work on staff development and helping Trinity teachers to be the best 21st-century educators they can be. I run a variety of different ...

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Achieving wellness in your family

Achieving wellness in your family

  1. Posted on August 22, 2019

  Disclaimer: This blog about wellness does not include any kale smoothie recipes, “expert’’ exercise or diet advice, or even a picture of me with my arms outstretched to the sky telling you how amazingly #blessed I am. If you want that I suggest you go to your teenage daughter’s Instagram feed. Instead, I’m discussing jam jars and how I use these to try to achieve wellness in my family of four kids while working full-time....

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Meet our teachers: Ms Alison Mackenzie

Meet our teachers: Ms Alison Mackenzie

  1. Posted on August 20, 2019

What do you teach?. This is my fourth year teaching at Trinity. I teach in the College Library running the Middle School Reading program and helping to keep the Library a vibrant and contemporary space for the Trinity students. In addition to this, I am teaching Year 7 Visual Arts - Media this year and I am also involved with the Year 9 Becoming Men program. Ms Mackenzie and students sorting rubbish As well as teaching, I am also heavily involved in the TCEC....

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Voices of 125 Years: Mrs Nicola Gosatti

Voices of 125 Years: Mrs Nicola Gosatti

  1. Posted on August 15, 2019

Describe your Trinity College experience.... Trinity has certainly given me more than I have given it. Not only are my four boys, Ethan, Luca, Zach and Levi getting a well-rounded and diverse education, but through the honour of being the Trinity Auxiliary President, I have made some wonderful friendships. Taking on this role and thinking that I would just be making tea and coffee, I underestimated how important it was to become to me....

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NAIDOC 2019

NAIDOC 2019

  1. Posted on August 14, 2019

The MC for the day was Year 12 student Lachie, and after welcoming everyone he spoke about the 2019 NAIDOC theme, Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future. Below is an introduction from the NAIDOC website: 'Voice. Treaty. Truth. were three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. These reforms represent the unified position of First Nations Australians....

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Less screen time, more green time

Less screen time, more green time

  1. Posted on June 24, 2019

“Stop playing that game!”“Put your phone down!”“Get off the computer!” These are regular comments in many homes, including mine and those of our friends. However, through a mix of good luck and perhaps good management I haven’t had to deal with extreme online use or even anything approaching gaming addiction. I say good luck because I certainly use ...

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