Welcome to Trinity College, a Catholic School in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice.
Our College has a rich history and tradition dating back more than a century and has been unwavering in its commitment to the mission of Jesus and the Church over that time. The development of good young men who find success and fulfilment in the service of others has always been the focus of the school and continues to direct our mission today.
The College specialises in boys’ education and is committed to providing a tailored program that supports the needs of each student with a view to them experiencing success. We understand that the quality of relationships is critically important in the lives and education of our boys and the maxim ‘that boys learn teachers, not subjects’ has strong resonance with our staff.
For our young men to fully grow, it is essential that everyone they encounter at school has an interest in their development beyond their capabilities as a student.
Trinity College has always been a school of choice for families and has built its reputation upon excellent academic results, outstanding pastoral care and a holistic approach to the education and formation of young men. The College Vision statement clearly outlines that the pursuit of excellence in faith, culture, academia and sport is an expectation of all those who attend the school.
When boys are given responsibilities they grow immensely. At Trinity College we consider it imperative that the school offers its students the opportunity for leadership in all aspects of their schooling. We incorporate carefully developed programs that promote leadership, loyalty and genuine empathy for others. Our commitment to social justice activity demonstrates that the areas of service, equity and faith development are a priority. Additionally, the College seeks to promote in our students, a deeper understanding of their place in the world, stir the conscience and raise social responsibility amongst its students. These are qualities that society seeks and desires in good young men but are sadly often lacking.
We invite new families to become part of our wonderful school community. We hope this website provides you with an introduction to Trinity College but, of course, the information provided here cannot take the place of visiting our school. I warmly welcome you to contact our Registrar on (08) 9223 8121 to book a time to visit us and discover first-hand what makes a Trinity College education so special.
Mr Darren O'Neill
Mr Darren O'Neill
Mr O'Neill is the Principal of Trinity College. Mr O'Neill joined Trinity in 2019. He has spent nearly 30 years working in Catholic education, having held leadership positions at Corpus Christi College and CBC Fremantle, and most recently as Principal at Lumen Christi College. Mr O'Neill holds a Degree in Human Movement from The University of Western Australia and a Masters Degree of Religious Education from The University of Notre Dame Australia. Additionally, he is currently the Principal Representative on the Students With Disability Funding Working Party coordinated by Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA).
Outside of school, Mr O'Neill enjoys spending time with his wife, Stacie, and their two children, Adam and Kate. He belongs to the Mater Christi Parish in Yangebup. As a former physical education teacher, he enjoys all sports, appreciates the opportunity to travel and values time with family and friends. Mr O'Neill has a real passion for education and a strong focus on encouraging students to be 'the best that they can be'.
Mrs Sabrina Hughes
Mrs Hughes is the Vice Principal of Trinity College. She is an experienced leader in Catholic education with 25 years of experience as an educator. Mrs Hughes was most recently Deputy Principal of Staffing & Operations at Lumen Christi College in Perth. Prior to this, Sabrina was a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Mercedes College where she held the positions of Deputy Principal Student Life, Deputy Principal Faith & Mission and Director of Research & Innovation.
Mrs Hughes complements her leadership experience with a Bachelor of Education from Curtin University and has recently completed a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr Anthony Byrne
Mr Byrne is the Deputy Principal – Mission and Engagement at Trinity College. He is responsible for all aspects of mission, Catholic identity and faith development within the College. Furthermore, he seeks to forge genuine and meaningful links with the surrounding Parishes and the wider community with a view to enhancing the College’s engagement in this regard. Mr Byrne is responsible for ensuring that the College maintains its authenticity and identity as a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition and that this is transparent to all those associated with the College community.
Prior to joining Trinity, Mr Byrne had served as the Head of English, Head of House & Acting Deputy Principal at Servite College and Saint Norbert College. When it comes to his work at Trinity, one of the things Mr Byrne most enjoys is seeing students experience the varied opportunities available at the College. From Christian Service, to music, to the sporting fields, Trinity offers something to suit every boy. He is passionate about ensuring the four pillars of the Trinity Education are upheld in the spirit of Edmund Rice.
Mr Tim Hince
Mr Hince is the Deputy Principal – Learning and Innovation at Trinity College. He has a responsibility for the development and implementation of the curriculum and associated policies, to oversee the teaching and learning process, to effectively use data to inform curriculum innovation and to help advise students on appropriate academic pathways. He oversees specific areas such as testing and examinations, academic tracking of student performance, student reporting and the structure of the timetable. Mr Hince seeks to develop a curriculum that promotes the holistic development of students, is inclusive of the learning needs of all and develops enthusiastic, independent learners, committed to lifelong learning.
Mr Hince joined Trinity in 2016, after serving as the Head of the Senior School at Ursula Frayne Catholic College in Victoria Park. Mr Hince has found that Trinity truly provides a holistic education and he believes there is something at Trinity for everybody which allows each and every boy to be themselves, and in turn, allows them to shine.
Mr Martin Tucker
Mr Tucker is the Head of the Junior School. He previously served as the Assistant Principal at Assumption Catholic Primary School in Mandurah. Since joining the Junior School, Mr Tucker has been impressed by the sense of community between the staff, students and parents, as well as the school culture, which he believes, encourages all boys to realise their potential. Mr Tucker has big plans for the Junior School, including the development of a nature play space, renovating the Library to provide a more flexible and contemporary learning space, and incorporating the Year 6 Computer Science Program into the Year 4 and 5 curriculum.
Mr Michael Burgess
The College Bursar, Mr Burgess, is a long-standing member of the Trinity community and joined the College after spending five years at both Guildford Grammar School and Wesley College. While Mr Burgess manages all of the finances of the College, he also has a special interest in electronic commerce and digital data management and is moving the College towards a paperless environment. Mr Burgess is also instrumental to the implementation of the Trinity Master Plan, and he oversees all the new construction happening at the College.
Values & Strategic Plan
Everything we do at Trinity stems from our values and the four touchstones of Edmund Rice Education Australia.
Our values are based on the Gospel values and the charisms of the Blessed Edmund Rice as articulated in the Charter:
Spirituality (Gospel Spirituality)
Our community strives to foster in each member the Gospel values and traditions that underpin the College’s maxim of being a person for others.
Community (Inclusive Community)
Our community embraces the diversity of its members and the support each gives to the other.
Service (Justice and Solidarity)
Our community seeks to support those in need by providing practical support and compassion through Christian Service programs that reflect what it means to serve humankind.
Excellence (Liberating Education)
Our community strives for excellence.
It is with these values in mind that we have created the Trinity College Strategic Plan, detailing the direction and goals for the College through to 2019.