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TC Newsletter:
Volume 14 - May 18, 2018


From the Headmaster 

NAPLAN TESTING

Well done to all our Year 5, 7 and 9 students who were involved in NAPLAN testing this week. These ‘snapshot’ assessments allow us to gain an overall idea of how each cohort is tracking, as well as giving parents valuable feedback on their son’s performance relative to others in the same cohort Australia wide. 

YEAR 12 MASS

It was wonderful to have a number of parents join us for the recent Year 12 Mass last Tuesday, 15 May, and with some staying on for a “cuppa” afterwards – I thank Mrs Bev Martinez for assisting with this Morning Tea. 

INNOVATION EXPO

Last Wednesday evening, 16 May, a number of parents, invited guests and I had the opportunity to listen to the Year 10 Accounting and Finance students talk about their business ideas. The ideas were interesting and creative and I sense we have a number of budding entrepreneurs amongst us. I especially thank Mr Phil Jurjevich who came in from his Long Service Leave to ensure the success of this event.

TRINITY COLLEGE OPEN DAY

Trinity College warmly invites any interested prospective families to our Open Day on Wednesday, 23 May. The College will be offering three different sessions. Each will run for approximately 2 hours, and will include a welcome address from myself, student-led tours of the College grounds, and will conclude with light refreshments and a Q&A with some of our staff. The late afternoon session will run for 90 minutes. For further information or to register visit, www.trinity.wa.edu.au or 08 9223 8121.

YEAR 8 GRANDPARENTS' MORNING TEA - THURSDAY, 24 MAY

The traditional Grandparents’ Morning Tea is a wonderful opportunity for our Year 8 students to invite their grandparents, a relative or a family friend into the College. The boys will take their guests on a short tour of the school, enjoy musical performances by students and then help serve morning tea in Gibney Hall.  Emails were sent out with all information for the morning tea, with RSVP’s expected.  Please note that there is a maximum of 4 guests per student. Bookings are to be made by today (Friday, 18 May) through: https://www.trybooking.com/VGFV 

Parking will be available in the Gloucester Park car park (Gate 7) off Nelson Crescent. This event is one of the highlights of our College calendar, and I thank in advance Year 8 families for their support in providing food for the morning tea. 

JUNIOR AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC NIGHT

Next Friday, 25 May, we will hold the Junior and Middle School Music Night.  This will be an opportunity for our younger students to display their talents. The evening begins at 7:00pm in Gibney Hall, and we are asking for a gold coin donation at the door.  The boys have been working hard to provide you with a wonderful night of musical entertainment featuring choirs and instrumental ensembles from across the Junior School and students from Years 7, 8 and 9.  Please bring the family. Entrance to Gibney Hall is through the main entrance opposite the chapel. People who may need the lift for access to Gibney Hall, can enter through the Cultural Centre and take the lift to the first floor. Looking forward to seeing you all on the night. 

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 Sunday, 20 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.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

 
TERM 2, WEEK 4

Monday, 21 May

  • Year 8 Outdoor Ed Cycling (1)

Tuesday, 22 May

  • 9:35am Secondary Assembly (Performing Arts)
  • Year 8 Outdoor Ed Cycling (2)
  • 5:30pm Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday, 23 May

  • Trinity Open Day
  • Year 8 Outdoor Ed Cycling (3)

Thursday, 24 May

  • AC v TC
  • Year 8 Grandparents Morning Tea
  • Year 9 Dancing 3:30-4:30pm

Friday, 25 May

  • AC v TC
  • Junior and Middle School Music Night

Saturday, 26 May 

  • AC v TC

Sunday, 27 May

  • Trinity Sunday

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Junior School News 

NAPLAN TESTING

Well done to all Year 5 boys in completing their NAPLAN testing this week. The results are normally available to parents towards the end of Term 3.

YEAR 6 LEADERSHIP RETREAT

The Year 6 Retreat this week provided many valuable experiences and opportunities for the boys to develop their collective leadership skills and to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There was significant time allocated to allow the boys to reflect on their time at camp and their interactions with their classmates. Thank you to Dads, Mr Paul Boros ('86), Mr Jim Adamos and Mr Michael Lamattina ('91), who assisted so willingly. Thank you also to the teachers, Mr MaxfieldMiss KennyMr QuinMr ThompsonMr LambornMr Testa and Fra Oscar, for their wonderful organisation and running of the retreat.  

JUNIOR AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC NIGHT

Next Friday, 25 May, our 3 choirs and the String Ensemble will be performing at the Junior and Middle School Music Night. The boys always sing beautifully and I am looking forward to seeing the progress the String Ensemble has made this year. I am sure it will be an enjoyable evening.

PARENT LIAISON MEETING

Thank you to the parents who were able to make the liaison meeting on Wednesday afternoon. I always appreciate your support and feedback.

YEAR 4 EXCURSIONS 

On Monday, 14 May, all Year 4’s were lucky enough to visit the Perth Zoo as part of their HASS learning this term. All the boys had different animals and environments to research and were well supported by parent helpers. 

On Tuesday, 15 May, as part of our Christian Service program all Year 4s visited Brother Ollie Pickett’s Wheelchairs for Kids workshop. They took part in an informative tour and will follow this up with a cake stall later in the year to raise funds for Brother Ollie

MATHS MEASURMENT MORNING

On Friday, 11 May, the Year 4 boys took part in a fantastic Maths measurement morning. We had many parent helpers attending and the boys rotated through some great activities.

DATES TO REMEMBER

Tuesday, 22 May

  • Year 5 and 6 winter sports training at 7:30am
Wednesday, 23 May
  • Trinity College Open Day

Thursday, 24 May

  • Sport v Aquinas

Friday, 25 May

  • Year 5 White Mass at 8:40am
  • Year 4 White Assembly in the Auditorium at 2:20pm
  • Junior and Middle School Music Night at 7:00pm

 

Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School  

PREFECTS' CORNER

Wow, what a busy week this has been. The Year 6s have been on camp at Camp Kelly. The 6s activities were rafting with the Dwellingup instructors, a hoop activity with Mr Thompson, an art and craft activity with Mr Lamborn, “Find the Pilot” with Miss Kenny and we talked about justice and solidarity with Mr Max. Also, the 6s watched a movie called “The Blind Side”. It is based on a true story about an NFL (American Football League) player who was homeless, and a family took him in and cared for him and educated him. Meanwhile, back at the Junior School, the Year 5s have been working hard on their NAPLAN tests. Also, the Year 4s have been on an excursion to the zoo and went to visit Brother Ollie’s Wheelchairs for Kids. This week for sport TC have versed Hale at Hale’s home ground. This week we had an enjoyable TOBA assembly in Gibney Hall.

Evan Alderslade (6B) & Robert Moschilla (6G)

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Secondary School News  

 
PIRATES OF PENZANCE

That’s a Wrap!! 

Congratulations to all involved in this year’s Trinity College production, “The Pirates of Penzance”. This was the first musical at the College since 1995 and everyone involved did an exceptional job. A special thank you to our female cast members from Mercedes College and Iona Presentation College. It was a pleasure to work with these lovely young ladies. A massive thank you must also go out to the Trinity staff involved in the production and the parents of our cast for their support.

The entire process has been an incredible experience and we could not be happier with the end result.

Lisa Laurino | Director of Pirates of Penzance, and Drama Coordinator

NEPAL SERVICE EXPEDITION 2017 - CERTIFICATES

In recognition of the work and achievement that each of the boys attained whilst on their service expedition in Nepal last year, each of the students were presented with a certificate from Antipodeans. The company acknowledges the students' leadership, volunteer work, cultural immersion, trekking and exploration of Nepal. For some of the boys, this was a life changing experience and they came home after the three weeks with a much greater appreciation of the world we live in, and how lucky we are. 

 

My name is Julian Leone and I'm a participant in completing the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award at Trinity College. For the service component, I'm completing Christian service through the school. For my skill component, I am working on the skill required in debating. My physical recreation is currently AFL during the winter season. I am enjoying the award so far and hope to learn leadership so I can teach others the things I am learning on my journey.

Julian Leone (9.8)

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: codriscoll@hazeholdings.com or call: 0411 466 446. 

Carolyn O'Driscoll, Kathryn Gordon and Franca Tana

 

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College News

Dylan Salvia (12.5) performing a duet with Mr Russell
MUSIC NIGHT AT BADLANDS

What a fantastic night to remember at Badlands Bar last Wednesday night, 16 May. Approximately 50 TC boys took to the stage over the evening, performing contemporary and jazz music to an audience of over 100 people. Ensembles such as the contemporary rock band, our 14 piece swing band, and several outstanding rock bands performed, with some interesting instruments being used and other more traditional instruments, such as the guitar, being played backwards! Dylan Salvia (12.5) performed a top notch duet with teacher Mr Russell and the night also saw Trinity Old Boys perform in an 18 piece special guest band, the ‘Swing Shift Big Band’.

Massive congratulations to everyone involved and we look forward to seeing you there next year.

Kimbereley Lloyd | Music Teacher

Student Riley Townsend (12.5) and Ms Sara Pizzelli in Italian class
ASSISTANT TEACHER VISITS FROM ITALY

Trinity College and the Italian Department extend a warm welcome to Ms Sara Pizzelli from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. Sara is here at Trinity for the term to assist the Italian teachers in and out of the classroom and is being hosted by Lennox (7.6), Levi (5G) and Mitchell (9.4) McGrath. Having a native Italian speaker in the classroom is so beneficial and students can hear about Italian culture first hand. Sara is a valuable addition to the language department and also provides a wonderful opportunity for the McGrath family to improve their Italian. This program is run by the West Australian Association of Teachers of Italian (WAATI) and runs in Terms One to Three. If you are interested in hosting an assistant next year, please email Mrs Eliza Knapman - Knapman.eliza@trinity.wa.edu.au.

Mrs Eliza Knapman | Italian Teacher 

NATIONALLY CONSISTENT COLLECTION OF DATA

Parents are invited to click here to read the updated information on the NCCD (Nationally Consistent Collection of Data) for people with any type of disability. If you have any concerns or you do not wish your child to be included in the data colleciton, please contact Lissa Coleman, Director Inclusive Education, at the College. 

Lissa Coleman | Director Inclusive Education

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

CONCERT DEBUT FOR TC 2017 CHORALE CAPTAIN

Tom Cotter ('17), 2017 Chorale Captain, makes his concert debut with Voyces Chamber Choir this Saturday evening, 19 May at 7:30pm at Trinity Uniting Church, St Georges Terrace, Perth. This concert, Sorry I Missed You, is a journey to the cutting edge of contemporary choral music. The choir will present a varied and exciting mix of recently composed choral music, with inspiration ranging from comets to text messages, and everything in between. Directed by Dr Robert Braham, the program includes pieces by Caroline ShawDavid John LangMatthew Orlovich and Eric Whitacre. To buy tickets, please click here

Dr Robert Braham | Director of Music

UNIFORM SHOP NEWS

Students who missed out on honours, please note honours are processed into the shop on the last Wednesday of Terms 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 library@trinity.wa.edu.au 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

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Sport

 
WINTER SPORTS RESULTS 

Click here for the sports results of Trinity v Guildford on the weekend. 

HALE FIXTURE

Please click here for this week’s fixture against Hale this Friday and Saturday. 

PERSONAL PROTECTION ITEMS

There have been a few queries recently regarding shin pads, mouthguard and hockey helmets so to clarify;

From the rules of individual sports:

  • Shin guards are mandatory in all soccer games at any level
  • A protective helmet is mandatory for all hockey goal keepers
  • Mouthguards are mandatory for all rugby players.

In addition to the above, while not written into the rules of individual sport, Trinity College also strongly recommends:

  • Shin guards are worn by all hockey players
  • Custom fitted mouthguards are worn by all players in football, soccer and hockey
  • A face mask and protective box be worn by post position players in hockey – the College provides these items.  

Mr Steve Leahy ('78) | Director of Sport

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Community News

 

HOSTING FRENCH STUDENTS IN JUNE/JULY/AUGUST

We are looking for families interested in hosting a French student aged 14-17 years for four weeks in June, July or August. 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 has been running for 9 years and is highly successful. Both Australian 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, attend classes daily and are fully covered by appropriate insurance. We believe such an exchange is 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: martine.floyd@iinet.net.au or call: 0403 019 609. 

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
  • 3:45-4:30pm
  • 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

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/OUDth0ogUEfBCEa23, E: info@letsrunperth.com or sms: 0402784225, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letsrunperth/

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. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION EVENING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Do you enjoy telling stories? Are you someone who leads and inspires others? Do you prefer to work with numbers and data? Are you looking at a career that allows you to help others? Whatever your aspirations, Notre Dame has a range of programs that are sure to suit your interests. Find out what makes Notre Dame unique, chat with academic staff, and find out how to apply to our 5-star national university.

  • 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. 

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. 

  

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Canteen Roster

Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 21 May 2018

Mon

Margaret Vidotto and Atu Armato

Tues

Caroline Smith and Tania Franse

Wed

Cathy Howard and Rose Chang

Thurs

Ly San

Frid

Aini Saiman and Daphne Chong

Volunteers Wanted: If you would like to volunteer in the canteen, please contact me on 0409 110 319 or email TCcanteen@trinity.wa.edu.auWe 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

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