From the Headmaster
JUNIOR SCHOOL PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS & JUNIOR SCHOOL PUPIL FREE DAY
On Tuesday, 10 April 2018, the Junior School will be conducting Parent/Teacher Interviews from 8.30am to 5.00pm. These will be held in the Junior School. My thanks to the Junior School teachers who make themselves available for these interviews.
TC TUITION FEE RAFFLE
The Parent Council is again conducting their “Fee Raffle”, where you will have the opportunity to have your Trinity College Tuition Fees paid for one year. Tickets are available via https://www.trybooking.com/TAZY and will be close at 11:59pm on Friday, 6 April 2018 (today), and will be drawn and noon on Monday, 9 April 2018 – Good luck to all that enter.
This is seen as both a fundraiser for the Parent Council, who provide a number of important activities and events for our students and parents, but also a way that one lucky Trinity family can have their school fees covered. Please support their efforts.
During the holidays (Friday, 27 April) will be the School Ball. An enormous amount of work has already gone into this event, and I am sure that it will be an occasion that the students will long remember. On Saturday, 28 April, is the Parents Ball. All tickets have been sold.
On Tuesday, 1 May (Day 1 of Term 2), the College will conduct an Anzac Service in Centenary Park. Parents are most welcome to join with us.
YEAR 7-10 INTERIM REPORTS
Term One Interim Reports will be available to parents through SEQTA Engage, the parent portal section of SEQTA early next week. I encourage all parents to log on to SEQTA to access your son’s report. If you are unable to log on, please contact the IT Help Desk on 9223 8161.
YEAR 7-10 PARENT TEACHER STUDENT INTERVIEWS
Year 7 – 10 Parent Teacher Student Interviews are being held on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 from 9.00am – 7.30pm in Gibney Hall and the first floor B Block classrooms. We will be using Parent Teacher Online for parents to book interviews. You will receive an email on Monday 30th April explaining how to log on and book interviews. If you do not receive this email, please contact the IT Help Desk on 9223 8161. If you have recently changed your email address, please contact the College’s reception so that we can update our records.
Parent Teacher Online will remain open until 1.00pm on Friday, 4th May 2018 for you to book interviews.
I encourage parents to make the most of this valuable opportunity to discuss your son’s progress with his teachers.
YEAR 11 STUDY DAY AND YEAR 12 NORMAL SCHOOL DAY - WEDNESDAY, 9 MAY 2018
Due to the Year 7 – 10 PTS Interviews on Wednesday 9th May, this day is a study day for all Year 11 students. There are no formal classes for Year 11 students. Year 12 classes will run as normal on this day.
STUDENT PICK UP FROM WATERFORD AND OTHER EXTERNAL VENUES
I would like to highlight an important notice that was sent out by the Director of Sport yesterday.
If parents are picking their son up from any off campus venue, you should be present at the venue to collect your son when training/game concludes. If you know that you cannot be there when training/game finishes but want your son to remain at the venue until you arrive, please write a note into your son’s diary indicating he has your permission to remain unsupervised at the venue until you arrive to pick him up. If you are not at the venue and your son does not have a note, he will be brought back to school. If you are unexpectedly late, a text message to your son which he can show to his coach will be sufficient for him to be left unsupervised at the venue.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
NELSON CRESCENT - ROAD CLOSURES
We have been advised by the Bridge Marketing Group that there will be road closures along Nelson Crescent from the College to the new bridge (Approx. 80 metres), from Wednesday, 4 April to Friday, 13 April 2018. During this time, Nelson Crescent will be 1 lane. During the school holidays (Monday, 16 April to Friday, 27 April 2018, inclusive), Nelson Crescent will be closed to all traffic. I urge all parents and students, to be patient and take care whilst the road works are taking place.
END OF TERM
As we head towards the end of term, parents are reminded that teaching staff often plan assessments to be conducted in the last scheduled days of term and that it is important that students are present until the conclusion of term on the afternoon of Friday, 13 April. I take this opportunity to remind parents that students return in second term in full winter uniform – have you checked whether your son’s winter uniform still fits him?
TERM 1, WEEK 11
Monday, 9 April
- Year 9 da Vinci Decathlon
Tuesday, 10 April
- Year 8 da Vinci Decathlon
- Junior School Pupil Free Day
- 9:00am-5:00pm Junior School P/T/S Interviews
Friday, 13 April
- 8:00am Mass
Junior School News
INTERIM REPORTS AND INTERVIEWS
To provide you with more information about your son’s progress, the Junior School teachers are sending home Interim Reports today. The Interim Reports will be discussed on Tuesday, 10 April during the Parent, Teacher and Student Interviews. These reports are aimed at giving you a guide as to how your son has performed this term. They will be further clarified when you meet with your sons’ teachers. Please note that Tuesday, 10 April, is a Student Free Day for Junior School boys.
YEAR 4 FOOTBALL CARNIVAL
Yesterday, the Year 4 boys had a fantastic time at the football carnival held at Waterford. The boys were able to put into practice the skills they have been learning in a game environment. They were wonderful sports and great ambassadors for the school. Thank you to the many parents who assisted with coaching and supported the boys, to the Year 9 umpires and the teachers for preparing the boys.
Thank you to all families who brought in their Project Compassion boxes. If you haven’t done so already, please send in your boxes before the end of this term.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, 10 April
Tuesday, 12 April
Friday, 13 April
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
It has been a very fast term as we move on to the end of week 10. We hope you had a fantastic Easter. We have had a short week because of the Easter break. On Thursday, the Year 4s had their second sport carnival (footy) against Aquinas. This week and next week we have Winter sport trials. Good luck boys, try your best! We also have an awesome assembly coming from 4B on Friday! A quick reminder that the Project Compassion boxes that were sent home are due by Friday next week. Also next week is the end of term so boys keep trying your hardest in your classes.
Rocco Fowler (6B) and Kobe Browne (6B)
Secondary School News
My name is Francis Moschilla and I am from 9.1. I applied for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award because I knew it would be lots of fun and also help me become a man with good morals and values. I want to be hard-working and try my best at everything I do. I also knew it would help me learn leadership skills.
A week of Duke of Edinburgh involves me doing a set of Physical Recreation, Skills and Services. For physical recreation, I have been doing 1st VIII tennis training on Tuesday and Thursday and match play on Saturday. Now that the summer season has come to an end I am moving to 1st X-country where I will be training on Tuesday and Thursday and will be racing on Saturday. For my skills, I am planning to help out with tennis training and help little kids improve their tennis. For service I am also planning on helping out at the canteen and do some soup patrols.
I am looking forward for the year ahead taking on the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and the opportunities it can give me.
Francis Moschilla (9.1)
The Senior School Library will be extending it’s opening times on Wednesday afternoons for the first four weeks of Term 2 to 4:30pm in the run up to Year 11 and Year 12 exams in Week 5. Senior students are welcome to come in and use the library to study, research or do homework during this period.
2018 TRINITY BALL UPDATE
As we head into the hectic final two weeks of this year's ball, we are seeking help and support in the areas below. If you can help out on any of the below, please contact Dorina Martelli, the 2018 Ball Coordinator on 0439 095 949.
- Saturday, 14 April - we need as much help and support with putting up the black curtains needed to cover the walls in Gibney Hall. These black curtains cover all the walls and protect our Honour Boards and is a massive task which needs to be done before we can commence the major hall transformation. If you can provide assistance or have been involved in this massive task before and can spare a few hours on Saturday, 14 April, please let us know. Work will commence at 8:30am on Saturday.
- Throughout the school holidays, we will be starting work at Trinity College around 8:30am each day. If you have a few hours to spare and can help out in any way, please come down and get involved - all year groups invited to get involved. Please contact Dorina and she will allocate you a task!
- Feeding our volunteers and keeping them well fuelled throughout the busy two weeks of ball preparation is essential and will be very much appreciated by our dedicated volunteers. If you are able to provide morning tea or some sandwiches/rolls for lunch for our dedicated hard working volunteers please contact Dorina.
YEAR 11 FAMILIES - BREAKFAST EVENT
Rita Rocca has organised a breakfast buffet for interested Year 11 families.
Sunday Breakfast Buffet
- Sunday, 15 April from 9am (first Sunday of School Holidays)
- International on the Water Hotel - 1 Epsom Avenue, Ascot
- $15 per person
- (Tea and instant coffee included - Barista coffee extra)
You can pay on the day but need to confirm numbers by Wednesday, 11 April. If you are interested, please email or text Rita Rocca: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0432 125 066.
PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
The Performing Arts Festival will be conducted from Thursday, 19 July through to Friday, 31 August 2018. Students who do not learn an instrument at the College and wish to enter the Festival need to pick up an entry form from the Music department as soon as possible. All entries need to be handed in to the Music office no later than Tuesday, 1 May. All music needs to be handed into the music office no later than Thursday, 11 May 2018.
Dr Rob Braham | Director of Music
All students need to be in full winter uniform first day back of Term 2 - Tuesday, 1 May. Please be aware there is a lot of second-hand uniform for sale in the community, some of this uniform is incorrect style or has wrong logo on it and cannot be worn. We do have very good preloved uniform in the Uniform Shop for sale, often at a more reasonable price. Please note that Nelson Crescent will be closed and parking will be available from Trinity Avenue side of the College during the school holidays.
OPEN DAYS ARE
- Tuesday, 10 April
- Friday, 13 April
- Tuesday, 17 April
- Wednesday, 18 April
Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager
Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
APRIL REVISION PROGRAM - YEARS 10, 11 AND 12 STUDENTS
WACE Plus Education will be running a Senior school revision program from Monday, 23 April to Friday, 27 April. This program will cover subject revision, first semester exam preparation, study skills and essay writing. For more information please visit waceplus.com.au or call 9486 1377.
APRIL REVISION PROGRAM - YEARS 7, 8 and 9 STUDENTS
WACE Plus Education will be running a Senior school revision program from Monday, 23 April to Friday, 27 April. This program will cover subject revision, Naplan preparation, study skills and essay writing. For more information please visit waceplus.com.au or call 9486 1377.
FREE SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUITAR WORKSHOPS
GuitarWorks is holding “Free School Holiday Guitar Workshops” for anyone interested in learning guitar. These 90min demonstrations cover all aspects of guitar playing and styles. Bookings essential, info & dates found here Guitar Workshop or contact Stefan Cutri via email@example.com or call 041 444 8907.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSES
Safer Communities is pleased to present two 14 Hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses in Perth in Week 1 of Term 3, 2018.
- Penrhos College—Como—Perth
- Monday, 16 and Tuesday, 17 July — 8:30am to 3:30pm
- Yule Brook College—Maddington—South East Metro Perth
- Wednesday, 18 and Thursday, 19 July – 8:30am to 3:30pm
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Would you like a weekend for just you and your spouse, prior to the commencement of the April school holidays. Then consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend where you will have the opportunity to reconnect, rekindle and refresh your relationship – set in surroundings, away from the distractions of everyday life. Take time out of your busy schedule, to invest in your most precious asset . . . your Marriage! (Attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has now been accredited for 6 hours ongoing formation for staff in Catholic Schools.) We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 6-8 April 2018 (Mandurah) or 27-29 July 2018, 12-14 October 2018. For information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au
WESTERN SPRINT SWIM CLUB
At Western Sprint Swim Club we aim not only to develop the swimmer, but also to provide an environment that encourages an enjoyment of sport and that sees fitness as important. Swimmers are encouraged to set personal goals and organise their time to achieve them.
Some of our swimmers who are now ‘Old Boys’ as well as those from outside the College have gone on to achieve excellence at State, National and International level. Our Club is proud of these achievements but just as importantly we recognise everyone’s successes. Swimmers are therefore encouraged to have their own reasons for swimming, be it for competition level swimming, general fitness, focus for school, commitment, motivation or perhaps a distraction from something else.
We run 4 squads - Mini Squad (6-9yo), Juniors, National Pathway, Seniors and also cater for fitness for polo and surf. Sessions are run Monday to Saturday (both morning and afternoon), so there’s plenty of flexibility to ensure you complete your weekly schedule. We also run 2 dry-land sessions each week for the older swimmers.
We invite interested parents and swimmers to contact our Club via our New Member Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like to see their children continue their swimming post Learn to Swim or just to find out more details about what we do. We can also be found on Facebook and Instagram or http://www.westernsprint.org.au
RUNNING CLINIC - SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Let our coaches – winners from HBF Run & City to Surf teach your children correct running technique and posture. Suitable for Year 1-7.
- Monday, 16 and Monday, 23 April 2018
- Fee: $25/child for 2 sessions.
- Venue: John McMillan Park - East Vict Park Sussex St.