From the Headmaster
Last weekend we played our first home fixture of Winter Sport for 2018 against Scotch. On a perfect Saturday morning it was great to have all the sports (with the exception of Badminton and Hockey) at Waterford. I thank Mr Ross Beatson, Mr Dayne Whalan and all our ground staff who have worked extremely hard to get the venue ready for this season. I thank everyone for “bringing a plate” and acknowledge the hard work of the Football parents who hosted the morning tea. This week we have another home fixture against Guildford so all boys playing at Waterford should again “bring a plate” for morning tea – thank you in advance to the Hockey parents who have been rostered on to assist this Saturday morning.
BLESSED EDMUND RICE MASS AND UNFAIR DAY
On Tuesday, we gathered together in the Sports Centre as a College community to celebrate the feast day of Blessed Edmund Rice. It was great to see a number of parents join us for this occasion. Following Mass, both students and staff joined together in a variety of fundraising activities to raise money for the missions in India that we support, as we celebrated Unfair Day.
FRIENDS OF MITHRA
One of the charities that we support, through our Unfair Day fundraising activities, is Mithra. I recently received this letter from Br Rob Callen which explains a little about their work. Please read this letter here.
YEAR 12 MASS
On Tuesday, 15 May at 9:35am, Year 12 students will gather together for their Term 2 Mass. Parents are most welcome to join us for Mass and to stay for a “cuppa” afterwards. RSVP’s to Beverly Martinez on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9223 8106.
GLOUCESTER PARK / NELSON CRESCENT - TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
Glouceser Park has commenced repairs to their waste water pump during the month of May. There will be closures to the Nelson Crescent footpath bordering Gloucester Park and at times traffic management will be in place on Nelson Crescent. Please plan accordingly and use other routes where possible.
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), until Wednesday, 16 May. During this time, Nelson Crescent will be one controlled lane. I urge all parents and students to be patient and take care whilst the road works are taking place.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our mothers a very happy Mother's Day for this Sunday. I hope you are all very well looked after for the day. Most of us are very lucky to have wonderful mothers to look after us and love us. Please also keep in your prayers those students who may not have their mothers with them this weekend for many different reasons. It can be a very tough day for these families.
TERM 2, WEEK 3
Tuesday, 15 May
- 9:35am Year 12 Mass
Wednesday, 16 May
- Year 11 Encounter Retreat
- 7:00pm Jazz and Contemporary Concert at Badlands Bar
Thursday, 17 May
- HS v TC
- Year 9 Dancing 3:30-4:30pm
Friday, 18 May
- 8:00am Mass
- HS v TC
Saturday, 19 May
- HS v TC
Sunday, 20 May
- Chimera Ensemble Concert
Junior School News
EDMUND RICE MASS AND UNFAIR DAY
The Edmund Rice Mass and Unfair Day proved to be a remarkable occasion and will be a highlight of the year for the boys. Thank you to all parents who provided cakes for the morning tea stall. In fact there were so many cakes still unsold after recess we continued to sell them at lunch and raised over $2500 for our Missions in India. Thank you also to the prefects and teachers who assisted with the running of the stalls.
MOTHER'S DAY MASS AND MORNING TEA
This morning’s Mother’s Day Mass was a wonderful event and celebration of our mums. Thank you to everyone involved in making the Mother’s Day Mass and morning tea such a memorable and enjoyable occasion. Special thanks to Ms Evelyn Temmen and all the teachers for their help preparing the Mass and to Mrs Nicola Gosatti and Mrs Khadijha Khan for sharing their stories and thoughts on motherhood. Thank you also to the Auxiliary, and to the dads who assisted with the morning tea.
Our Year 5 students will complete the NAPLAN testing next week. The testing week may seem daunting for some students and parents. My suggestions to assist the boys during the week is to 1) encourage them to do their best, 2) make sure they get to bed on time at night and have a good breakfast in the morning, 3) maintain everyday routines, and 4) do not put too much pressure on the boys as it is a “point in time” assessment and merely provides a snapshot of their learning. Each student will be assessed in reading, writing, language conventions and numeracy. To find further details about NAPLAN testing including sample tests please go to www.nap.edu.au.
YEAR 6 LEADERSHIP AND CONFIRMATION RETREAT
On Monday, the Year 6 boys leave for their Leadership and Confirmation Retreat at Camp Kelly. I wish all the boys the best for an experience aimed at developing their collective leadership skills as a Year 6 team.
YEAR 4 EXCURSIONS
It will be a busy week next week for all boys. While the Year 6s are on Retreat and the Year 5s complete NAPLAN, the Year 4 boys will have 2 excursions. On Monday they will visit the Perth Zoo; the excursion is part of the learning the boys will be undertaking in Humanities and Social Sciences this Term. On Tuesday, the boys visit Br Ollie’s Wheelchairs for Kids workshop. This is a unique part of Christian Service for the boys as they get to see a group of volunteers working together to make a difference in the lives of children in third world countries. Spending time with Br Ollie is a blessing as he is so passionate about what he does, he inspires those around him.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, 14 May
Tuesday, 15 May
|Wednesday, 16 May||
Thursday, 17 May
Friday, 18 May
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
On Tuesday we had Unfair Day. Thanks to all the students and teachers, we raised over $2000 to donate to charity. We all had fun and did fun activities like balloon popping, donut eating and many more! We had an awesome time! On Thursday, we had our 2nd winter sport fixture and it was great to see all the kids having fun and showing lots of support for each other. On Friday, we had our Mother’s Day Mass. The mothers enjoyed it very much with all the beautiful singing and beautiful poems the students read out to show their mother, about how much they love her. Thank you mums for supporting our amazing College!
Isaac Adamos and Virtue Ta (6W)
Secondary School News
LEADERSHIP IN CITIZENSHIP IN CANBERRA
Dimitri Tsagaris (11.7) is attending a Leadership in Citizenship program this week in Canberra. The above photo shows Dimitri meeting the Honourable Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party.
YEAR 10 INNOVATION EXPO
Join the Year 10 Accounting students as they showcase their innovation projects and new business ideas to a panel of judges, staff, family, and friends. The judging panel will include Trinity Old Boy and Perth celebrity Josh Catalano (’01) as well as ex Chief Scientist of WA and past Australian of the Year Lyn Beazley. A representative from the Chamber of Commerce will also sit on the panel. The winning team will receive $500 and the opportunity to develop their innovation idea for possible commercialisation.
- Wednesday, 16 May at 5:00-7:00pm
- Venue: Ground Floor, Cultural Centre, Trinity College
- All welcome
CODERDOJO CLUB IN THE LIBRARY
The Coderdojo Club has started in the Senior School Library this week. The club is open to Senior School students who are interested in coding and technology. The boys will be working collaboratively on their own ideas and interests with help from staff – projects (so far) include gaming; app design; real world problem solving; and web design. The Club will be held every Tuesday afternoon from 3:15–4:00pm.
Alison Mackenzie | Teacher Librarian
Hello, my name is Lachlan Eames from 9.1. During the school holidays, I applied for the Duke of Edinburgh because I knew the great benefits the award has and I wanted to develop new skills, other than academics through school. To complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award you must partake in a certain number of hours over a sustained period of time in three categories - skill, service and physical recreation. For skill, I’m coaching the Junior School C’s football team and for service, I’m reading at our local church once a month and helping conduct medical research. For physical recreation, I did cricket in Term 1 but unfortunately I recently broke my arm and can’t do football (so I’m a little bit behind everyone else for physical recreation!). However, I’m excited to complete the rest of the award next term and was very proud to have been one of the students selected for the award.
Lachlan Eames (9.1)
YEAR 7 PARENT FUNCTION
The Trinity College Year 7 parents are invited to a Parents' Night Out.
- Saturday, 9 June at 6:30pm
- Cost: $20 per person at the door (for canapes), plus cash bar for drinks
- Venue: The Public House, 263 Adelaide Tce, Perth
Please RSVP by 27 May via Try Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/VQOF
Inquiries please email Carolyn: email@example.com or call: 0411 466 446.
Carolyn O'Driscoll, Kathryn Gordon and Franca Tana
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator
TRINITY FATHERS FOR OTHERS - AVIATION AND ASTRONOMY NIGHT
The Trinity Fathers for Others committee is proud to once again host an Aviation and Astronomy night with a special guest speaker Paul Valentino from the Fathering Project talking about the impact fathers have on their children's lives. Following Paul, Trinity's Bill Cooper will present the school aviation and astronomy equipment. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. This event is for fathers and father figures only with the aim to allow dads to come together and meet other dads at Trinity College and to enjoy each other's company
- Wednesday, 30 May at 6:30pm
- Venue: Trinity College
To register for this free event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/astronomy-and-aviation-night-plus-a-guest-speaker-tickets-45790643046?aff=affiliate1
Peter Zurzolo | Chair of Trinity Fathers for Others
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
Join Trinity College as they present what promises to be an exciting evening filled with smooth melodies, vibrant rhythms and dazzling interpretations of classic tunes. You will be entertained by Rock Bands, a Contemporary Guitar Ensemble, Swing Band 1 and Perth’s well known ‘Swing Shift Big Band’. The fresh-faced students of these established ensembles look forward to sharing their love of music with you at Badlands Bar.
- Wednesday, 16 May
- Tickets $17.55
- Venue: Badlands Bar, 1/3 Aberdeen St, Perth
To buy tickets, please go to: http://badlandsbar.oztix.com.au/?Event=87149
Kimberley Lloyd | Music Teacher
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
Welcome back to Term Two. It has been a busy start. Thank you for your patience and understanding sorting our winter uniforms. Students who missed out on honours, please note honours are processed into the shop on the last Wednesday of Term 1, 2 and 3. The next honour day is Wednesday, 27 June. Please call into the Uniform Shop for any uniform enquiries. The Uniform Shop open hours during term are:
- Every Tuesday 7:30am – 4:30pm
- Every Friday 7:30am – 1:30pm
Jude Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager
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 email@example.com with any queries.
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK MEMBERSHIP
By buying an Entertainment Membership you can help raise funds for Trinity College's Music Department. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time. You can purchase either book membership or digital membership. Books can be picked up from the Music Office. To order, please click here.
SECOND HAND WHITE RUGBY SHORTS WANTED
We are looking for donations of white rugby shorts (new or second hand) for St. Nicholas’ College, Honiara, Solomon Islands. The boys at St. Nicholas need white rugby shorts – they can have the Trinity College Logo or a club logo. Any size up to XXL men’s would be gratefully received. If you have white rugby shorts that are no longer required, please bring them to Ms Mackenzie in the library. Thank you in advance for your support.
Ms Alison Mackenzie | Teacher Librarian & Teacher of Becoming Men Program
PIZZEY CUP STATE U19 IN BRISBANE
At the Pizzey Cup last week, 28 April to 6 May, in Brisbane, Trinity College's Jerome Iaconi (11.8) won the Australian singles and made the All Australian team, all of whom will go to a camp at the Australian Open. The Pizzey Cup is a prestigious national schools tennis championship event open to students who are 18 and under, from ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA. The Pizzey Cup is conducted by School Sports Australia in partnership with Tennis Australia. The national event attracts Australian Ranking points. Congratulations Jerome.
WINTER SPORTS RESULTS
Click here for the sports results of Trinity v Scotch on the weekend.
Please click here for the details for this week’s fixture. Please be aware that many of our teams will not be playing against Guildford, so grounds and start times might be different than expected.
MORNING TEA AT WATERFORD
Our fixture against Guildford is a “home” game and as such we will provide morning tea to all parents and guests. Boys playing at Waterford should bring a plate of finger food for morning team and leave it in the clubrooms when they arrive at Waterford. Thank you to the Football parents who did a great job with the sausage sizzle and assisting with the serving of morning tea last week against Scotch and thank you in advance to the Hockey parents who are able to help this Saturday morning.
A new initiative being trialled this term is to offer a sports injury clinic on Monday afternoons following a PSA fixture. The clinic will be conducted by James Grierson ('07), an Old Boy of the College and currently the Sports Physiotherapist at East Perth Football Club and he has a clinic in East Perth named WA SportsMed Physiotherapy – www.sportsmed.com.au. The clinics will offer a free service to boys who have received an injury over the weekend and would like to have an initial assessment done to determine the severity of the injury and to determine what, if any, ongoing treatment is required. The clinics will be held in the pavilion on Mann Oval between 3:15pm and 4:00pm.
With a number of our students being selected into State sport teams this year, I ask that any parents who would like to have their son’s achievement recorded in the 2018 College Annual, to forward relevant details to me including the name of the sport, the age group and where the competition was held.
Mr Steve Leahy | Director of Sport
HOSTING FRENCH STUDENTS IN JUNE/JULY/AUGUST
For the last 9 years a programme has been in place offering the opportunity to young French students aged 14-17 years to discover Australia and its education system. We are looking for families willing to host students for the four weeks of their visit. They will travel to and from school with your children. The purpose of the programme is for these French students to experience living with an Australian family, to see how an Australian school operates, to improve their English language skills through this full immersion and to create a strong friendship with their Anglophone peers. The programme is highly successful and both Australians and French students greatly enjoy the exchange. Many families still keep in touch with each other.
The students are fully briefed about the school rules, are not to leave the school premises and will attend classes daily. They will be fully covered by appropriate insurance. Host families will be visited prior to the arrival by the organiser to explain the programme. We believe such an exchange is also highly beneficial for our Modern Languages students, opening their eyes (and ears!) to similarly minded students for an extended period.
If you are interested in hosting, please contact Martine Floyd, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 0403 019 609.
ACADEMIC TASK FORCE ATAR SEMINARS, MASTER CLASSES AND HIGH SCHOOL TUITION HELP - TERM 2
The Academic Task Force is providing ATAR Exam Boost Seminars for Year 11 and 12 students at four venues in Perth: Churchlands Senior High School, Rosmoyne Senior High School, Perth Modern School and Baldivis Secondary College. These are 4 hour seminars at a cost of $140 per subject. The seminars run on weekends from Saturday, 5 May to Sunday, 3 June.
ATAR Master Classes for Year 11 and 12 are available on Sundays and afternoons after school at Perth Modern School and at the Academic Task Force's Applecross office.
The Academic Task Force is also holding classes for Tuition Help for Year 7-12. Classes are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 2pm at Churchlands Senior High School, Perth Modern School and Rossmoyne Senior High School.
To view the timetables for these seminars, classes and master classes and to enrol, visit: www.academicgroup.com.au
EAST VICTORIA PARK RUNNING CLUB
Let our coaches – winners from HBF Run & City to Surf teach your children correct running technique and posture for cross country running. Suitable for Year 1-6.
- Every Wednesday, 9 May - 27 June
- Fee: Late registration fee $98/child if paid from 8 May.
- Venue: Oval next to Kent St Senior High School, corner of Devenish and Kent Streets, East Victoria Park
OUT OF THE DEPTHS: THE LAMENT OF THE SOUL
An evening of lament for the indescribable pain and loss suffered by the wounds of child sexual abuse. The evening will centre around the power of music to address, with compassion and empathy, the pain of our losses. A string quartet of members from the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra will offer a selection of evocative pieces from the classical masters of music. The pieces will be augmented by prayers and sacred poetry.
- Wednesday, 23 May at 8:00-9:00pm
- Venue: Redemptorist Monastery, 190 Vincent St, North Perth
Please call John Hodgson CSsR on 0410 145 057 for futher information.
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- Wednesday, 30 May at 5:30pm expo | 6:15pm presentation
- Venue: Drill Hall (ND25), corner Mouat and Croke Street, Fremantle
To register or for more information, visit www.notredame.edu.au/events or call the Prospective Students Office on 9433 0533.
ANNIE THE MUSICAL - KALAMUNDA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Tickets are now on sale for Annie The Musical:
- Saturday, 12 May to Saturday, 19 May
- Venue: Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, 48 Canning Road, Kalamunda
- Tickets: Adults $25, Concession $20
To book, visit: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=375029&
MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS - FREE 2 WEEK TRIAL
Free two week pass to attend Taekwondo for Kids at two venues: Forster Park Hall in Cloverdale and Woodville Pavilion Hall in North Perth. For more information, visit: www.atimartialarts.com.au or call Anthony on 0402 144 018.
Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 14 May 2018
Rose Chang and Diane Homsaney
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 short time or selected dates. Thank you.
Carol Watson | Canteen Manager