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TC Newsletter:
Volume 15 - May 25, 2018


From the Headmaster 

PERFORMING ARTS ASSEMBLY

Last Tuesday, we held our Performing Arts assembly. At this assembly, we acknowledged all the students involved in Performing Arts. I congratulate the following students who have accepted a leadership role in the various facets of the Arts:

Music Instrumental Captain: Joseph Pinto (12.8)

Music Instrumental Vice-Captain: David Pham (12.8)

Choral Captain: Joseph Eng (12.6)

Choral Vice-Captain: Basil Gerad Cyril (12.7)

Pipe Major: Daniel Fitzgerald (12.2)

Drum Major: Alasdair Cooper (12.8)

GIG Captain: Riley Hanlon (12.3)

GIG Vice-Captain: Alex Galante (12.6)

Drama Captain: Ray Teakle (12.1)

Drama Vice-Captain: Luca Crevacore (12.5)

We also had four wonderful musical items, which entertained the students – well done to everyone involved in this assembly. 

TRINITY COLLEGE OPEN DAY

On Wednesday, Trinity College warmly welcomed approximately 150 prospective families to our Open Day. Three different sessions took place during the day, with a welcome address from myself, student led tours of the College grounds, and concluded with light refreshments and a Q&A with some of our staff. It was wonderful to see so many new families interested in a Trinity education for their sons. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Registrars Mrs Petra Spencer and Mrs Brooke Hornbuckle, our Bursar, Mr Michael Burgess, the Deputy, Mr Tim Hince, and staff and students for making this day such a wonderful event. 

JUNIOR AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC NIGHT

Tonight we are holding the Junior and Middle School Music Night – this will be an opportunity for our younger students to display their talents. The evening begins at 7:30pm 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 groups. 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 tonight.

AUXILIARY MEETING

All parents are warmly invited to the next Auxiliary Meeting, which will be held this Monday, 28 May at 9:00am in the Brophy Board Room. The Auxiliary do a wonderful job of building community and providing hospitality, and I would encourage everyone to be involved. It is a great way of being actively involved in your son’s Trinity education and the meetings and activities are always a lot of fun. 

YEAR 8 GRANDPARENTS MORNING TEA

It was wonderful to see so many grandparents around the College on Thursday morning. I thank the Auxiliary, the Year 8 students and  Miss Amanda Marocchi  for making this event such a success.

HBF RUN FOR A REASON - ROAD CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND

A reminder that the HBF Run for a Reason, which is to be held this Sunday, 27 May, will cause major disruptions around the College. Braithwaite Street, Nelson Crescent and parts of the Causeway will be affected. The actual road closure times throughout the morning and alternate routes during the events are displayed on the event website: www.hbfrun.com.au

YEAR 10 AND YEAR 9 MASS

The Year 10 Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, 29 May and the Year 9 Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, 5 June. Hopefully parents with sons in these years can put the Mass date in their diary and join us in the Chapel, and then for a cuppa afterwards. Please RSVP to beverly.martinez@trinity.wa.edu.au or via telephone on 9223 8306.

GLOUCESTER PARK / NELSON CRESCENT - TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Gloucester 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.

EXTENDED ABSENCES

A reminder to all parents that if it is necessary for your son to miss school for an extended time, this notification needs to be put into writing directed to me. I ask that such disruptions are kept to a minimum as Trinity College is a school where holidays are plentiful and the decision to remove a boy from classes can be detrimental to his learning. I ask for your support in the delivery of the full education program offered by the College, ensuring your son attends school for the entire term. 

LOST PROPERTY

A reminder that your son’s uniform and all of his belongings need to be labelled clearly. At the moment, our Lost Property, both in the Junior and Secondary school, is overflowing. At the end of each term, property that is labelled will be returned to their owner, unlabelled school uniform items will be donated to the Uniform Shop and other non-school uniform items will be donated to St Vincent de Paul.  

 

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Upcoming Events

 
TERM 2, WEEK 5

Monday, 28 May

  • Auxiliary Meeting 9:00am
  • Year 10 Meningococcal Vaccinations

Tuesday, 29 May

  • 9:35am Year 10 Mass
  • Junior School Cross Country Carnival

Wednesday, 30 May

  • Year 10 Careers Carousel

Thursday, 31 May

  • TC v WC (1st Teams only)
  • Year 9 Dancing 3:30-4:30pm

Friday, 1 June

  • PSA Surfing

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Junior School News 

YEAR 4 HABITAT CONSTRUCTION DAY

On Tuesday, 22 May, the Year 4 classes combined for a habitat construction day. Inspired by their visit to the zoo last week, the boys have been designing habitats to suit an African animal they have been researching. With the help of their teachers and parent volunteers, the boys worked in pairs or groups of three to create their designs. The next step will be to program spheros to navigate through their habitats. As always, we were well supported by parents.

HOCKEY CARNIVAL - YEAR 4

The Year 4s took part in a hockey carnival yesterday with Aquinas. Many parents came along to support the boys as both coaches and spectators. It was a great day. 

JUNIOR AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC NIGHT

Tonight many of the Junior School boys are involved in the Junior and Middle School Music Night. I look forward to seeing the choirs and string ensemble perform and show off their talent and the work they have done during the first part of the year.

HOUSE CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL

On Tuesday, 29 May, the House Cross Country Carnival is taking place. The carnival this year is being ran at Trinity Playing Fields in Waterford. The start times and race distances for each year level are as follows:

12:50pm:             Year 4 Race (1500m)

1:20pm:               Year 5 Race (2250m)

1:50pm:               Year 6 Race (3000m)

2:20pm:               Presentations

The boys will need to wear their House shirts on Tuesday.

TRINITY FATHERS FOR OTHERS

I would like to invite the Junior School Dads to the following event, organised by The Trinity Fathers for Others. The Trinity Fathers for Others committee is proud to host an Aviation and Astronomy night with a special guest speaker from the Fathering Project on Wednesday, 30 May. The night begins at 6:30pm with guest speaker Mr Paul Valentino talking about the impact fathers have on their children's lives. Following Paul, Trinity's aviation and astronomy teacher, Mr Bill Cooper, will provide an opportunity for fathers and father figures to explore the College's aviation and astronomy equipment, whilst entertaining us with engaging stories. To attend this free event, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/astronomy-and-aviation-night-plus-a-guest-speaker-tickets-45790643046?aff=affiliate1

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, 28 May

  • Year 6 Green excursion to Parliament House

Tuesday, 29 May

  • Year 5 and 6 winter sports training at 7:30am
  • Year 5 Green excursion to Mercy Convent at 9:30am
  • House Cross Country Carnival at Waterford, commencing at 1pm

Wednesday, 30 May

  • Year 5 White and 5 Blue excursions to Mercy Convent

Thursday, 31 May

  • Sport v Wesley

Friday, 1 June

  • 4 Green Assembly in Auditorium at 2:40pm

 

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

PREFECTS' CORNER

This week was quite a busy week in the Junior School. On Monday, we had hymns in the Chapel. On Tuesday, we had sport training before school. On Wednesday, in the morning we had Year 6 band and some of our prefects took some future Trinity parents and boys around the Junior School for a tour. On Thursday, we had our first winter sport fixture against Aquinas and our Year 4s have their hockey carnival also against Aquinas. On Friday, first thing we had a spectacular Mass led by 5 White and we welcomed Father Rodrigo for a week replacing Fra Oscar. At the end of the day we have a wonderful assembly being led by 4 White. We hope that all the Junior School boys have a great week and we wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Lucas Blair (6B) and Liam McDonnell (6G)

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Secondary School News  

YEAR 8 GRANDPARENTS MORNING TEA

On Thursday, 24 May, the Year 8s invited their grandparents to the College to share a morning tea with their grandson. The morning consisted of a wonderful music recital. Thank you to the Year 8 students who entertained all the grandparents. After the recital, the students gave a tour of the College to the grandparents. Lots of the grandparents commented on how big the school was and how lucky we were to attend it. They were impressed with our facilities, especially the new Sports Centre. There was lots of amazing food to choose from and I would like to thank everyone who supplied a plate of food for the morning. We all had a lovely morning with our grandparents and would like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of the day.

By Alexander Christodoulakis (8.4)

YEAR 8 HISTORY COMPETITION

This year, the Humanities Department at Trinity has given a ‘History Prize’ to the best two pieces of work on the Year 8 topic of the ‘Black Death’. Students in all classes were considered, with teachers selecting their best two students for consideration for the prize. The standard of entries was excellent with seven finalists and two winners. Each finalist was awarded a certificate in class and the two winners received a book voucher.

Congratulations to all involved.

Finalists: Stephen Franse (8.3), Luca Gosatti (8.7), Kaiden Gott (8.4), Myles Brown (8.5), Jamaan Peters (8.1)

Winners: Cameron Lobo (8.5), Christian Marchesani (8.6) 

Mr Anthony Lunt | Humanities Department

MOBILE PHONE POLICY

Mobile phones present a distraction to students during the school day, interfering with the educational environment and limiting social interactions. A growing body of evidence suggests that teenagers do not have the self-regulation skills to manage appropriate mobile phone use with relation to social media.

While the College acknowledges that providing a child with a mobile phone gives parents reassurance that their child can contact them in emergency situations or in situations involving personal safety, this does not apply during the school day when students and parents have access to school phones and personnel. Parents are reminded that Student Services remains a vital and appropriate point of contact should emergency situations arise.

Students who need to make an urgent phone call on their mobile phone in the course of the school day, should do so upon reporting to Student Services and making the call from Student Services.

Students are permitted to use their phones before and after school. Mobile phones used in class without the expressed consent of a teacher, or used at breaks or between classes will be confiscated and held securely at Student Services for the remainder of that day. Mobile phones are not permitted to be used in the Library at any time. Mobile phones can be collected from Student Services after 3:05pm.

Heads of Year will monitor the frequency of infringements and issue consequences. These are as follows:

First Offence - the phone will be confiscated and a SEQTA message will be recorded and communicated to parents.

Second Offence - the phone will be confiscated and a SEQTA message will be recorded and communicated to parents, and a Lunchtime Detention will be issued.

Third Offence - the phone will be confiscated and a SEQTA message will be recorded and communicated to parents, and an Afterschool Detention will be issued.

Students and College Staff have been reminded of the Mobile Phone Policy and consequences. Parents are asked to support the College by discussing it with their sons and avoid contacting students via mobile telephone until the conclusion of classes each day. At any other time in the case of an emergency, parents may telephone Student Services.

Mr Julian Fritz | Director of Student Services

 

Hello, my name is Xavier Adamos from 9.4. I wasn’t sure about applying for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award at first but then as I looked into it further I saw the benefits of completing the award by developing my personal skills (like communication with others) and my leadership skills. For my physical recreation component, I chose fencing for my major section of the award as I do fencing all year round (outside of school) and compete in state and national events. For my skill component, I am part of Trinity’s dance group GIG (Guys In Groove) and I am composing my own piece of choreography to perform at performing arts and Trinity’s various music nights. For my service component, I am helping my local fencing club with teaching the junior students trying to learn this unique sport on Saturday mornings. I am grateful and excited to have been chosen for The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. I’m looking forward to further developing my personal skills in the rest of the program to come.

Xavier Adamos (9.4)

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

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

ARCHBISHOP COSTELLO ISSUES PASTORAL LETTER FOR LAUNCH OF PLENARY 2020

We all need to hear each other's voices as we try to discern what God is asking of us

The future of the Church is in God's hands, who works in and through his people, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has said, in launching a Pastoral Letter published on Friday, 18 May. Writing to the Perth Catholic community and beyond for Pentecost Sunday, in anticipation of the launch of the journey of the Plenary Council for 2020, Archbishop Costelloe said that for us, this means that God works in and through all of us, who together make up the Church, the Body of Christ. To read the Pastoral Letter, please click here

Mr Jarrad Quartermaine | HoLA - Religious Education

UNIFORM SHOP NEWS

Second Hand Uniforms - It has come to our attention that there are a lot of second hand uniforms that are either being sold privately or on Facebook Groups, which are not the correct uniform. While we encourage parents to reuse good quality second hand uniforms, it is always a good idea to check that you are being sold the correct uniform. 

No more plastic bags - Please be aware that we are no longer supplying plastic bags in the Uniform Shop. As of 1 July, we are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. If you require a carry bag, we now sell a recycle bag for $2.00. For any uniform enquiries, please call into the shop any Tuesday or Friday.

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 Hale on the weekend. 

FIXTURE FOR THIS WEEK

Click here for the details for this week's fixture against Aquinas College. 

Mr Steve Leahy ('78) | Director of Sport

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Community News

SAVE THE DATE - TRINITY COLLEGE AUXILIARY'S ANNUAL LONG LUNCH

Save the date for the Trinity College Auxiliary's Annual Long Lunch. This year, the event will be held at the Camfield, outside of Optus Stadium, on Friday, 15 June at 12:00pm. Ticketing information will be announced shortly. All TC parents welcome.  

NATIONAL SORRY DAY - YAGAN SQUARE

On Saturday, 26 May at 9:45am-12pm, National Sorry Day public gathering will be taking place at Yagan Square. The morning will include Welcome to Country, performances and commemoration of 100 years of Mogumber Mission. National Sorry Day is an annual day of commemoration and remembrance of all those who have been impacted by the government policies of forcible removal that resulted in Stolen Generations. It is time for all Australians to reflect on the profound grief and trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and an opportunity to celebrate the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people, and to reaffirm our shared commitment to truth, justice and healing. 

ATAR REVISION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS - JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 

The Academic Group is providing a range of ATAR revision and skills development programs during the July school holidays. There are courses teaching essay writing and learning skills in several subjects for Years 7-10 and for Years 11 and 12. Early bird discounts are available. For more information, visit www.academicgroup.com.au or for further details and the application form, contact Ioanna Culleton, College Psychologist (Years 7, 9 and 11) by email culleton.ioanna@trinity.wa.edu.au or call 9325 3655. 

Ioanna Culleton | College Psychologist (Years 7, 9 and 11)

ACADEMIC REVISION COURSES - JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Scholastic Excellence is providing academic revision courses in the July school holidays at Rossmoyne Senior High School. This will cover GATE / ICAS and exam preparation. There are courses suitable for Years 4-10 and for Years 11-12. For more information, visit www.scholasticexcellence.com.au or call 0410 121 509. 

WAAPA WINTER SCHOOL 2018 - JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

WAAPA at ECU is offering an exciting performing arts program for children and young people these July school holidays. For the first time, we are including courses for students from Years 1 to 12. The Winter School includes classes in drama, acting, screen acting, dance, musical theatre and RAP. For information about the many courses on offer please visit Winter School or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at g.metcalf@ecu.edu.au or 9370 6775.

MEDIA EDUCATION FOR MEDIA TEACHERS AND UPPER SCHOOL MEDIA STUDENTS - JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

On Wednesday, 11 July from 9:15am-3:30pm at North Metropolitan TAFE, ATOMWA will be offering a variety of industry professionals and students a course covering topics related to the Year 11 and 12 ATAR Media Production and Analysis syllabus. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/atomwa-media-education-seminar-tickets-45670274019. The event is also on Facebook at the following URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/987827758049447/

THE CONOCOPHILLIPS SCIENCE EXPERIENCE 2018-2019

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience STEM program is being offered in December 2018 and January 2019. It is a 3 or 4 day program of hands-on science, conducted across 33 universities and tertiary campuses Australia wide and is open to all current Year 9 and 10 students in 2018. The programs include:

  • hands on activities in laboratories
  • short interactive lectures
  • many programs include a visit to a local scientific site.

There is no selection process and all students are welcome to attend. The full cost for a student to participate in a 3 day program is $190 and 4 day program is $260. It is a Rotary supported project and local Rotary clubs are often willing to financially sponsor students. For more information, visit www.scienceexperience.com.au 

PARENTING COURSES BY RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA

Relationships Australia are providing the following Parenting courses in West Leederville:

  • Mums Raising Boys (up to 12 years) on Thursday, 31 May at 10am-12:30pm, $30
  • Understanding Step Families weekend on Fri/Sat/Sun, 8-10 June at 6:30-9pm/1-5:30pm/10am-1pm, $75/$120
  • Rock & Water on Saturday, 9 June at 8:30am-12:30pm, $70 pair
  • Parenting After Separation on Tuesday, 19 June at 6:30-9pm , $30
  • Successful Single Parenting on Monday, 25 June at 6:30-9pm, $30
  • Dads Raising Teenage Girls on Monday, 25 June at 6:30-9pm, $30 

For more information, please visit www.relationshipswa.org.au or call 1300 364 277. 

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. 

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, 28 May 2018

Mon

Denise Williams and Rose Chang

Tues

Jillian Gorski and Melissa Townsend

Wed

Rose Chang

Thurs

Sonya Mahoney

Frid

Tracey Pola

Volunteers Wanted: With many parents working, the roster is looking sparse and more volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Mums, dads and grandparents can come on whatever date and time is most suitable for them. Some stay for an hour after dropping their boys at school. We appreciate all the assistance that can be provided. 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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