Enrolments

Enrolment FAQ's

We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked enrolment questions below. If you would like to speak to one of our Registrars, please contact them on (08) 9223 8121 or via email registrar@trinity.wa.edu.au

Year 7 Transition

My son is coming from a small primary school to a large city school, what kind of support he will receive to make the transition easier?

There are a number of programs in place to ensure that new students transition seamlessly to life at Trinity:

Orientation

The transition from primary school to Year 7 begins at the end of Year 6. All Year 7 students are invited to attend an orientation day at the end of Year 6 to meet their future classmates and find their way around the College. This is organised before the new school year begins as a way to introduce students to the school in a relaxed environment. Students are placed in small groups and get to know more about Trinity College by hearing from the Principal and current students. Students are also teamed up with Senior Ministers from Year 11, who have been carefully selected as role models and ‘big brother’ mentors.

First Day

During their first day of Year 7 students also receive special presentations from key staff members welcoming them to the Secondary School which provide relevant course and school information. Students are guided through the day and shown how to do things that they would have not encountered in primary school. These include using lockers, accessing their timetable and using a campus map to work out where their classes are being held. Again, the Year 11 Senior Ministers play an important role of “big brothers” during this time. Year 7 students will also find that a Senior Minister or Year 12 College Prefect will have a locker in close proximity should they at anytime need any assistance.

Becoming Brothers Retreat

The Year 7 Becoming Brothers Retreat is a great induction experience where students build upon the friendships they have made in the opening weeks of the school term while making new friends. The objective of the Retreat is to make the Year 7s feel welcome and part of the Trinity College community. The three day, two night retreat takes place usually in week 4 or 5 of Term 1 and is held at Trinity’s Camp Kelly in Dwellingup. Activities usually involve team building, hiking and raft building.

The Year 11 Senior Ministers that have previously worked alongside the Year 7 students during their Orientation Day, on their first day of school, and in their Pastoral Care Groups (PCG) are on the camp to accompany their ‘little brothers’ and to mentor and guide them through the retreat. This relationship is sustained as the boys transition to Year 8 with the then Year 12 ministers. The support and friendship that the Ministers provide to the Year 7s is comforting and helpful, as most of them have been through the same transition into Trinity.

Year 7 students in term one, undertake a subject called Transition. This is geared to assist students in transitioning to College life and involves 'getting to know you' activities, effective use of the College diary, establishing good homework and study routines and a general introduction to College life.

University pathway

How many of your students end up going to University? 

Data collected from the Class of 2019 respondees indicates that 80% of students accepted a place at university, which is consistent with previous years

TAFE and VET

What do you offer for students interested in TAFE and/or VET?

TAFE

Students may embark on a specialist TAFE course that includes studying one day a week at a TAFE campus. Students are also required to complete workplace hours as part of the qualifications. ONSITE has a number of specialist VET courses running with North and South Metropolitan TAFE.

This program is valuable for students who wish to pursue a specific trade or industry. Places in these courses are extremely competitive and entry is by interview only. Upon completion students are well placed to be competitive for apprenticeships.

 The areas open to Trinity students are:

  • Electrical (Data and Voice Communications)
  • Electronics
  • Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Gas Fitting)
  • Building and Construction (Carpentry & Wet Trades)
  • Automotive Servicing Technology
  • Engineering (Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

(Please note, the number of places and courses on offer are determined by annual government funding).

VET in Schools (VETis)    

Students can also access VET in Schools (VETis) which gives students in Years 11-12 the opportunity to study at TAFE while completing their studies at school. Course are run at both North and South TAFE’s. It provides students with a wide range of study choices that are not possible in a high school setting. Students on this pathway are not required to pay tuition fees but depending on the course may be required to purchase uniforms, etc. 

(Please note, the number of places and courses on offer may change and are determined by annual government funding.)

Transportation

Is it easy for my son to get to and from school as he will be catching public transport?

Many students at Trinity use public transportation. Your son will receive a SmartRider card on the first day of school and funds for travel can be deposited at registered outlets. The school is served by the Red & Yellow CAT buses, as well as Transperth Buses.

You can view the schedule here.

Before/After school

Are there before and after school programs?

School staff are on duty from 8:00 am each morning.

After school, both the Junior and Secondary School libraries are open and available to students. The Junior School library is open until 3:45pm, at which time the Junior School students are walked across campus to the Secondary School library. The Secondary School library is open until 5pm.

Class size

How many students are in each class?

Class sizes vary. There are typically 25 students in each Junior School class. Class sizes for Years 7-12 are usually under 25 in number and elective classes usually don’t exceed 20 students. 

School hours

What time does school start and finish?

On Monday to Thursday, the secondary school day begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:05pm. On Friday Years 7-9 have sport from 1:05pm onwards, and Years 10-12 are dismissed at 3:05pm. 

The Junior School day begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

Uniforms

Please visit the Uniform Shop for detailed information on uniform costs.

Non-Catholic student

We are not Catholic, can my son still attend?

We welcome students from all religious denominations. All students are required to attend Mass, take religious education classes and participate in Christian Service activities.