From the Headmaster
For the last week, our Year 11 students have been out on placement in a variety of agencies to undertake their Christian Service work. I have had the privilege of visiting a number of these students and to talk to them about the experience has been most uplifting. I thank Mrs Marya Stewart, for all her efforts in organising these placements, and for the many staff who visited our students at the different agencies.
TC PARENT COUNCIL TUITION FEE RAFFLE
The Parent Council have conducted their “Fee Raffle” once again this year, where you had the opportunity to have your Trinity College Tuition Fees paid for one year (Prize was worth $14,560). Congratulations to Mrs Julie Culverwell, whose name was drawn from a “hat” last Monday, 9 April 2018. This Parent Council have decided that the funds raised from this event will go towards further improvements and upgrades to McCabe Court. I thank everyone who supported this raffle and the Parent Council for all their organisation.
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 8:40am 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.
REMEMBERING OUR OLD BOYS – OUR ANZACS
Recorded on the Trinity College Boards of Honour are the names of our 65 Old Boys who made the supreme sacrifice in World War I.
Twelve of these Old Boys died in 1918, the last year of the Great War. As Anzac Day approaches let us remember them.
Anton Alexander Andersen Died of Wounds 17.6.1918 Aged 25 years
Kingsley Vincent Stanley Bone Died of Wounds 25.9.1918 Aged 26 years
Derwas Goring Charles Cumming Killed in Action 3.5.1918 Aged 27 years
Angus Salier Ferguson Killed in Action 3.5.1918 Aged 30 years
Everit Charles Gee Killed in Action 12.6.1918 Aged 28 years
David Valentine Krug Killed in Action 23.8.1918 Aged 26 years
Frederick Leonard Percy Killed in Action 14.4.1918 Aged 25 years
William Cecil Riddle Died of Illness 20.3.1918 Aged 35 years
Harry Osborne Slater Died of Wounds 2.4.1918 Aged 22 years
Leonard Walter Snell Killed in Action 11.5.1918 Aged 30 years
Vincent Thomas Stone Accidental Death 17.1.1918 Aged 21 years
Leo Emile Wroblewski Killed in Action 24.4.1918 Aged 24 years
The Senior School Library will be extending its 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 or research during this period.
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 (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE)
Year 7 – 10 Parent Teacher Student Interviews are being held on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 from 9.00am – 7.30pm in the Foley Centre. This change of venue is due to the College production of Pirates of Penzance being in Gibney Hall. We will be using Parent Teacher Online for parents to book interviews. You will receive an email at 12 noon on Monday, 30 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, 4 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 P/T/S Interviews on Wednesday, 9 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.
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.
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.
At the end of each term we often see staff changes. At the end of Term 1, we will be saying farewell to Mrs Karyn Clements (Marketing). We wish Karyn all the best for her future endeavours.
Term 2 will see Mr Phil Jurjevich (Rowing) on LSL. We wish Phil a restful break.
Both Ms Jena McDowall (Library) and Mrs Natasha Heneghan (Marketing) will commence parental leave. Wishing both expecting mums and dads, all the very best with their new bundles of joy. Fingers crossed for future TC boys.
As we head into the school holidays, I take this opportunity to wish you and your families every blessing. I hope all the boys have an enjoyable break and come back refreshed ready to start the new term. School resumes for all students on Tuesday, 1 May, and students are to be in full winter uniform.
TERM 2, WEEK 1
Monday, 30 April
- Staff PD Day
- No classes
Tuesday, 1 May
- 8:40am ANZAC Assembly
Thursday, 3 May
- TC v SC
- Year 9 Dancing 3:30-4:30pm
Friday, 4 May
- 8:00am Mass
- TC v SC
Saturday, 5 May
- TC v SC
Sunday, 6 May
- PSA Golf
Junior School News
INTERIM REPORTS AND PARENT/TEACHER/STUDENT INTERVIEWS
Thank you to parents who were able to meet with their son’s various teachers on Tuesday. The aim was that in conjunction with the Interim Reports to provide you with a good indication about your son’s progress this term. Thank you also to the teachers for their efforts in conducting many interviews on Tuesday.
From the start of Term 2, winter uniforms are to be worn by all boys. Please check the College News section of this week’s newsletter to see when the College Uniform shop is open during the holidays.
BERBAS NATIONAL COMPETITION
Bebras is an international student Computational Thinking Challenge. The goal is to promote Computational Thinking to students in a way that highlights their ability beyond Science or Maths skills. This year our Year 5 students participated in this challenge. Congratulations to Finn Stenning Alexander (5B) who achieved a perfect score, one of only 19 students in Australia for the Year 5 and 6 category. Congratulations Finn.
AFTERSCHOOL CODING AND MAKERSPACE
Commencing Term 2, Mr Reuben Brennan will run and supervise an afterschool coding and makerspace club. The boys will be able to join and explore using a range of technology and participate in a variety of challenges each Tuesday from 3-4pm.
It has been an incredible first term for the Junior School community. 82 new boys and 3 new staff commenced their TC Junior School journey. In addition to classroom learning, the boys were involved in sporting carnivals and sporting fixtures, music tuition, College and Junior School masses and liturgies, excursions, choir, string ensemble, wind ensemble and dance practices, and memorable class, rowing and TOBA assemblies. The term fittingly concluded with the Golden Honour assembly. It shows that a wide range of opportunities for learning are available to our boys and the support we receive from parents is invaluable.
I wish everyone in our community a safe and happy holiday.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, 1 May
Thursday, 3 May
Friday, 4 May
Tuesday, 8 May
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
WOW! Last week of Term 1 has gone so fast. This week we had parent teacher interviews on Tuesday and winter sport training on Thursday. We also have a TOBA and Golden Honour assembly today. Year 4G had their first Mass on Friday too. We hope you have a nice and safe holiday and well done to all the boys on a great term.
Virtue Ta (6W) and Liam McDonnell (6G)
Secondary School News
DA VINCI DECATHLON
Teams from Years 7-10 participated in the 2018 da Vinci Decathlon over the past week. All of the teams showed great effort with some great results:
- Year 8 team placed 2nd in General Knowledge and 3rd in Maths
- Year 9 team placed 2nd in Maths
- Year 10 team placed 1st in the Difficult Code Breaking task and 2nd in the Creative Producers
Congratulations to all!
YEAR 9 FREMANTLE EXCURSION
Last week, the Year 9 cohort attended a full day excursion to Fremantle as part of their study of convicts and colonial history. Learning activities included guided tours of Fremantle Prison (formerly known as the Convict Depot), the Round House as well as self-guided tours around the Bather’s Beach precinct and the Shipwreck Museum.
I have received positive feedback from the Prison on the outstanding behaviour and manners of our students. I would like to thank the staff who attended these excursions for the time and effort they put into these activities. To Mr Anthony Lunt, Ms Sonia Scordo, Mrs Judy Dawson, Mr Barry McKenna, Mr Jason O’Malley, Mr Brian MacGabhann, Mrs Rosa West, Mrs Donna Landon, Mr Andrew Hayes, Mr Paul Bolton, Miss Rebekah Harris-Miller and Mr Frank Mulligan, I thank you for your efforts in making the excursion a success. Thanks also to Mrs Julianne Blair for assisting with the organisation of relief classes for those staff who were away from the College.
Mr Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities
Hello, my name is Domenico Germano from 9.8. When I applied for The Duke of Edinburgh Award, I wanted to push myself to be the best I could be. For physical recreation, I am doing rowing in order to push myself to do longer training sessions. For my skill, I am practicing Muay Thai (Thai kick boxing) to learn a martial art. For service, I am helping out in the Junior School with morning sport training and in the library helping to tidy up in the afternoon. I am happy to do The Duke of Edinburgh Award Bronze Award because it is helping me push myself to reach goals I set myself and to push myself go beyond them.
Domenico Germano (9.8)
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 (pay on the day)
- (Tea and instant coffee included - Barista coffee extra)
If you are interested, please email or text Rita Rocca: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0432 125 066.
YEAR 10 PARENT EVENT
Thank you to Rosalba Bottega for organising a Term 2, Year 10 Parent Get Together on Saturday, 12 May from 7:00pm at the Shoe Bar, Yagan Square.
Please RSVP and direct enquiries to Rosalba Bottega via email@example.com
Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator
NAPLAN this year will run during Week 3 of Term 2. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in these year levels are expected to participate in tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. Students in Year 7 and 9 will complete Language Conventions and Writing on Tuesday, 15 May, Reading on Wednesday, 16 May and Numeracy on Thursday, 17 May. Support material including example tests can be found at: https://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/the-tests
Mr Anthony Byrne | Deputy Principal - Years 7, 9 and 11
GIG - GUEST DANCE TEACHER
Our Guys In Groove (GIG) dancers were very lucky this week to receive a visit from Sarah Burns - a professional dancer who has worked artists including Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Hailee Steinfeld & many more. Thank you Sarah and Janelle Vaccaro : A R T H A U S for making this possible.
THE JOURNEY: FROM BOYS TO MEN BLOG
In this week's edition of The Journey, one mum recounts her experience with her daughter's school ball pre-party and explains why she will make different choices for her younger children. You can read this blog post by clicking here.
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
BORROWBOX - TRINITY COLLEGE EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS
As well as the P.L Duffy Library, Trinity College also offers students access to a library of eBooks and AudioBooks through the BorrowBox system. Students can download a free app for smartphones and / or tablets to access these resources or a use a weblink if they would like to use their laptops. Once the app has been downloaded or the link accessed, students only need their school username and password to start reading or listening to items. Students can ‘borrow’ two eBooks and two AudioBooks at any given time in addition to the four items that can be borrowed from the P.L Duffy Library. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
- All students will need to be in full winter uniform first day back second term. Tuesday, 1 May.
- The shop will be open two days in the holidays - Tuesday, 17 and Wednesday, 18 April from 7:30am – 1:30pm only
- Please access the college from Trinity Avenue as Nelson Crescent will be closed due to bridge works.
Wishing all families, a safe and happy holiday. Thank you for your patience and support for what has been a very busy term.
Mrs Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager
CROSS COUNTRY TOUR WEBSITE
If you would like to follow our boys' journey through Europe on their Cross Country tour then you can visit their tour website: tccceuropeantour2018.weebly.com The boys will be blogging most days.
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.
APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM ON STUDY SKILLS
How you will benefit: Students emerge from the seminar confident and motivated towards their studies and possessing powerful new study strategies such as:
* Stress Management * Improving Memory
* Time Management * Essay Planning
* Speed Reading * Revision Program
* Goal Setting * Mind Mapping
This unique 2-day program uses the latest research in improving memory and is designed specifically for Western Australian Schools. It is presented every school holidays by former Principals and Deputy Principals. In a survey conducted, on an average of six months after their child’s attendance, 96% of parent respondents said there had been a positive change in their student's school performance.
Cost: $380 (Visa/Mastercard welcome)
Venues: Edith Cowan University (Mount Lawley Campus)
Time: 9am to 3:30pm daily
Dates: Monday, 23 and Tuesday, 24 April 2018
For more details please call us or visit our website: www.topmarks1.com or phone Ann (Director): 0437 222 481
VISIT THE PERTH MINT
The Perth Mint invites you to visit our heritage site and place a red poppy on our special Anzac memorial to help build a poignant tribute to the service men and women who fought gallantly for our freedom.
Our Centenary Poppy Wall of Remembrance marks 100 years since the end of World War I in 1918, and honours the inspiring self-belief, endurance and bravery of all Anzacs. Among them, we remember our own members of staff who renounced their civilian duties at the Mint to defend our country in both World War I and World War II.
The Perth Mint is open 7 days from 9am to 5pm with the Wall of Remembrance on display from Monday, 9 to Sunday, 29 April. We will make poppies available to you so you may pay your respects and be a part of this worthy engagement.
To observe the spirit and sacrifices of the Anzacs, the Mint will be open on Wednesday, 25 April from 12pm to 5pm and is offering complimentary admission to our gold exhibition to all active and retired members of the Defence Force and associated military services.
Lest we forget.
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.
EMBRACE THE REVOLUTION
Western Australia is at the heart of a bold new sporting movement set to revolutionise one of the greatest games on the planet. World Series Rugby – launching May 4, 2018 at NIB Stadium. Come to experience rugby like you’ve NEVER seen it before. It’s going to be a fast, entertaining experience as the Force players face-off against high-quality international opponents. Enjoy our special offer of 20% off tickets for our Launch by using your unique discount code when purchasing tickets from www.ticketmaster.com.au/westernforce
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.
This Professional training course is for teachers and others who work with adolescents! Those who work with young people can play an important part in assisting them through this challenging period. This course provides a variety of practical strategies for professionals to incorporate into their work with adolescents.
- Day: Wednesday, 8 May 2018
- Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
- Cost: $220 per person (concession $200)
- Venue: Relationships Australia Level 1, 22 Southport St West Leederville
To enrol call (08) 6164 0239.
Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 30 April 2018
PD day - no classes
Volunteers Wanted: If you would like to volunteer in the canteen, please contact me on 0409 110 319 or email TCcanteen@trinity.wa.edu.au. We would love to see some new faces even if you are only available for a few hours or selected dates.