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TC Newsletter:

Volume 2  February 14, 2020

 From the Principal 


Last Friday, 7 February, our entire College gathered for the Mass of the Holy Spirit – our Opening Mass for this academic year. The boys deserve much praise for the manner in which they presented in the morning and for their reverent participation throughout our celebration. It was also lovely to welcome the many parents who joined the students and staff for our Eucharist celebration.

It says much about our place as a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition that we begin our academic year in communion, sharing the Eucharist and praying for God’s blessing on our endeavours. It demonstrates great strength and potential in our unity as a College Community whereby we can share in our commitment to live out Gospel values and seek the best for the students in our care. As part of his Homily, Father Roy challenged the boys to appreciate the gift of opportunities available to them and to deepen their appreciation of the Holy Spirit by likening it to the many forms of love and guidance that they experience in their own lives.

As part of our opening Mass, we had the very special honour of formally Commissioning our new Staff. The ceremony allowed Staff members new to the College, and those who joined our community during the past year, to receive a blessing and be presented with a candle symbolising their important role of ‘lighting the way’ for our students. Our assembly then prayed that the Holy Spirit would gift all staff and our students, a passion for learning; a heart for engagement; the wisdom of accountability; a commitment to Christian discipleship.

Welcome Assembly and 97 Club Recognition:

On Tuesday, 11 February we enjoyed a whole College Assembly in which we were able to welcome students new to our College and acknowledge some students from our Leaving Class of 2019 by recognising their outstanding academic achievements from last year. A full list of the 2019 Year 12 members of the 97 Club can be found in the College News section of the newsletter. 

Welcome, and greeting is an important part of any community. As part of our Trinity College community, we were able to experience and celebrate the very special tradition of piping in those students joining our school for the first time. Students from Year 4, those many students commencing in Year 7, and those students across other Year groups beginning at Trinity College this year, were formally welcomed into our school. A Piping Ceremony is steeped in tradition and is symbolic of recognising one’s arrival and honouring their presence. It was a lovely moment enjoyed by students, staff and the many proud parents present. It is important as a school seeking to be inclusive and welcoming, that such an invitation to the community is always apparent and always respectful. Similarly, the opportunity to acknowledge our various Academic award recipients – both our current students for their achievements throughout last year; and our recent graduates who were inducted into the 97 Club in recognition of their achievements in the WACE Examinations, was done respectfully and sincerely

I took the opportunity to address all students on the importance of striving for excellence and appreciating the example of others who achieve greatness. I have included some excerpts below; 

“… At respective commencement assemblies last week, I spoke to all students about seizing the many opportunities made available at Trinity College. I challenged all students to apply yourself wholeheartedly to school; to strive for excellence and give your personal best. This morning, we gather as a College Community, to recognise and celebrate students who have achieved excellence in their academic studies, both current students and some of our most recent graduates. We acknowledge the manner in which they have consistently applied themselves and willingly used their gifts in achieving excellence in their personal studies and within their selected Subjects and Courses. We rejoice in their efforts and acknowledge their achievements because they have shown themselves to be wonderful examples and models for us all.

It important that we take this time to recognise the achievements of others because we must see ourselves as a College Community - in so much as the success of one person is shared by each and every one of us.

-       When one person in our College achieves - we all stand taller.

-       When one person in our College strives for their best and shares their gifts with us – we all benefit.

-       When one person in our College, gives of themselves in service to others or the wider community, we are all better off.

-       When people in our College model the important lesson that hard work brings reward – we are all a little wiser and, hopefully, all a little closer to following their example.

In recognising academic excellence in these students at our Assembly this morning, I trust that the respective recipients feel proud of their efforts. We are certainly proud of what you have achieved and thank you for the example you provide. Similarly, I hope that we all feel genuinely happy for their success and that we are grateful for the benefits that their achievements and example bring us.

Whether excellence is measured externally and recognised with certificates, medals, awards, trophies or grades or, whether our excellence is internally measured in terms of achieving our personal best and the intrinsic satisfaction of knowing that you have truly given your best effort, striving for personal excellence should always be our aim. To do anything less is simply not enough and sells yourself short!

Personal excellence emerges at the end of a well-worn path of hard work, determination, and a clear vision. That remains the challenge for us all - to strive for our personal excellence...” 

Live Jesus in our hearts

Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal


At certain times throughout the year, our students may have the opportunity to be photographed/filmed for our school publications, such as the school’s newsletter or school websites and social media sites, or to promote the school in newspapers and other media. Earlier this week, we emailed families a Photograph/Video opt-out form for 2020. It would be greatly appreciated if you could complete this form if you do NOT want your child to be photographed. You can complete the form by clicking here. 

College Events


The Parent Council warmly invites all parents to the 2020 Welcome Sundowner, scheduled to run from 6pm–9pm on Friday, 21 February. It will be held in McCabe Court, near the rowing shed, with beautiful riverside views. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and College staff. The cost is $20 per person and this covers lovely cocktail food. You are asked to bring your own beverages. Please RSVP by Wednesday, 19 February 2020 via Further details can be obtained from Mrs Beverly Martinez via or phone 9223 8106.


The College and Parent Council warmly invite the TC community to participate in the 2020 Tuition Fee Raffle. The Promotion Period for the 2020 TC Tuition Raffle:

  • Raffle begins: Monday, 3 February at 12:00pm AWST
  • Final ticket sales close on Friday, 27 March 2020 at 11:59pm AWST (unless sold out prior to this time).

The Draw will be held at Trinity College on Monday, 30 March 2020 at 12:00pm. 

Tickets are $50 and there are only 1000 tickets available. Tickets can be purchased from All proceeds will go to improvements to student common areas, including the provision of increased seating, tables, shade, and cold water. The prize will be drawn at Trinity College on Monday, 30 March 2020 at 12:00PM AWST. Best of luck to all parents and carers who will participate in the draw! 

Terms & Conditions apply. Please see the College website for the full T&C's:

Mrs Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator 

Trinity College is proud to present 'The Mikado', a musical comedy written by Gilbert and Sullivan (arranged by David Spicer Productions, Essgee Entertainment) and is set in the fictitious town of Titipu, Japan.

Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado (the Japanese emperor), has fled in disguise to avoid his arranged marriage to Katisha, to find his beloved, Yum-Yum. He soon discovers that Yum-Yum is already engaged to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner and thus, a love triangle begins. As usual in Gilbert’s imaginative plots, the tangled web unravels, nothing is as it seems and everyone lives happily ever after! This musical is characterised by the clever wordplay, memorable tunes, and unforgettable characters.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 via Trybooking. Keep up to date via the official Facebook page:

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College Calendar


Monday, 17 February

  • 8:15am Staff Briefing
  • Year 8 Swimming Carnival Period 1 and 2
  • Year 10 Swimming Carnival Period 3 and 4
  • 3:20pm-4:20pm Year 10 Wolf Pack Leadership Program
  • 7:00pm Year 7 Information Evening

Tuesday, 18 February

  • 8:40am Secondary Assembly (Prefect's Investiture)
  • Junior School House Swimming Carnival 
  • 7:30pm Italian Exchange Information Evening

Wednesday, 19 February

  • Year 9 Swimming Carnival Period 1 and 2
  • Year 7 Swimming Carnival Period 3 and 4
  • 5:30pm Junior School Parent Information Evening 

Thursday, 20 February

  • WC v TC
  • Swimming Age Championships

Friday, 21 February

  • 8:00am Mass
  • WC v TC
  • Parent Council Sundowner 6pm-9pm

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Junior School News


The House Swimming Carnival takes place on Tuesday, 18 February. The Year 4 events commence at 8:40am; Year 5 events at 10:50am and the Year 6 events at 1:00pm. Please ensure your son has all the necessary gear on the day including sunscreen and a water bottle. All parents of award winners (Champion Boy etc.) will be notified individually on Friday and the boys presented with their medals at a brief assembly commencing at 8:40am on Thursday morning.


On Wednesday, 19 February all year levels in the Junior School will conduct information sessions commencing at 5:30pm. The evening will commence with all parents gathering in Gibney Hall so I can provide information that affects all in the Junior School. This part of the evening will take place in Gibney Hall.

Once this initial session is finished, we break off into year groups where the class teachers will share specific information relating to your son's learning this year. These are important information sessions and it is highly recommended that at least one parent attends.

2020 Junior School Prefects
2020 Sport Captains
Music, Choir and Dance Captains

The Junior School is very fortunate to have so many Year Six boys wanting to take on leadership positions, they all have a lot of potential. I am looking forward to working with the boys this year and assisting them to develop as good decision-makers and role models and to be of service to their peers. After our election process I’d like to congratulate the following boys who have been given leadership roles in the Junior School this year:

Head Boy                 

Liam Murray (6W)

Deputy Head Boy    

Riley Ferguson (6W)


  • Jaxon Beale (6B)
  • Jacob Borck (6W)
  • Ashton Callus (6GD)
  • Tom Downey (6GD)
  • Jeremiah Locke (6W)
  • Tieg Maher (6W)
  • Hudson May (6B)
  • Bowie McCabe (6B)
  • David Shanahan (6G)
  • Ethan Taylor (6GD)
  • Kyan Tremain (6B)
  • Axel Walsh (6GD)                           

Music Captain                     

Leo Periz (6GD)

Music Vice Captain

Aris Mazarakis (6B)

Choir Captain                      

Leonardo Tanner (6G)

Dance Captain                    

Oliver Nicoletto (6B)

House Captains                  

Joel Brouwer (6B), Tom Quartermain (6B), Ben Maine (6W), Hudson Armour (6G)

Vice Captains                      

Max Rees (6GD), Banjo Morris-Luck (6W), Ben De Santis (6G), Luke Stubbs (6B), Thomas Secker (6G), James Lake (6GD), Max Radica (6GD) and Daniel McDonnell (6G)      

Tuesday, 18 February
  • House swimming carnival 
Wednesday, 19 February
  • Junior School Parent Information Evening commencing at 5:30pm in Gibney Hall 
Thursday, 20 February
  • Trinity v Wesley
Friday, 21 February
  • Presentation of swimming medallions at 8:40am
  • Assembly 2:40pm
  • Parent Sundowner commencing at 6pm

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

  • Commences Friday, 14 February 7:40-8:25am (9-12 years of age) 8-week program
  • Each enrollment receives a free Hot Shots Racquet

To enroll your child please contact Head Tennis Professional Brendan Malarkey on or 0401 565 051


After a week to settle in things are starting to ramp up around the Junior School with instruments being handed out, music lessons beginning and final preparations for the swimming carnival underway.

Our first whole College assembly was held on Tuesday, which featured the traditional piping in of the new students by our very clever Pipes and Drums. In addition, academic awards were presented to last year’s Year 11s and 12s.

At Mass this Friday morning all of the Junior School leaders for 2020; Prefects, sports captains, music captains, choir captain and the all-new dance captain were presented with their badges. Congratulations! 

To cap off our busy week, we had our first TOBA assembly of the year. A firm favourite amongst the boys and always lots of fun. While on Tuesday we welcomed our new students the formal way, on Friday we welcomed them in a different way - the TOBA way! The older boys formed a ring around the new boys and chanted the famous TC rumble, something the new students won’t forget in a hurry. 

Ashton Callus and Tom Downey (6GD)

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Secondary School News 


Last week, Daniel MacRae (11.6) took part in the prestigious Australian Mathematical Olympiad (AMO) – the first Trinity student to be invited to this competition. The AMO is a two-day Olympiad-level contest comprising four questions over four hours each day and around 130 students across Australia are invited to participate. The competition is used to select students to represent Australia in the International Mathematics Olympiad. 


On Friday, 7 February, the Men of Honour program was launched to the class of 2021. The launch served as a wonderful opportunity for the boys and their fathers/ significant male guardians to hear from Glen Gerreyn.

Glen spoke to the boys about the importance of making the choice to transition from boyhood to manhood by developing good character and making healthy choices. He highlighted the need to foster open lines of communication with other male mentors to help aid their transition. The Year 11s will continue to draw on ideas raised by Glen throughout the year in father/guardian/son workshops and pastoral care group activities.

I personally would like to thank all the fathers/ significant males who attended the launch. The overwhelming attendance served as such a positive sign towards the future success of the program.

Anjelica Mallis | Head of Year 11 and Mathematics Teacher

My name is Brandon Boylen, I am in Year 11 and completing my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. For my skill, I am learning the drums which have been really fun and I am umpiring AFL. I am volunteering at Alzheimer’s WA for my service which so far has been a really eye-opening experience. I am hoping the Bronze Award will help improve my confidence and will be a nice addition to my resume. I think this is a great award that can be done by all and should be as it is great for self-growth and committing to a goal in the long term. 

Brandon Boylen (11.8) 

2020 HAKUNA MATATA BALL - Help us bring this year’s ball to life! Your support will be greatly appreciated. 

This year’s Year 12 ball will be held on Thursday, 23 April and it will be an amazing and memorable night that our Year 12 boys will remember and look back on fondly for years to come. To help us bring the ball to life, we are seeking the help and support from the Trinity Community. Here is a list of needed items: fishing line, gaffa tape, glitter, polystyrene sheets, plastic flower pots, gloves, cardboard rolls, paint, paintbrushes etc. Also, we are seeking cash donations or vouchers/gift cards (Coles, Bunnings etc) so that we can purchase some of our larger more expensive items from these shops. All donations of cash or vouchers to the value of $100 or more will be acknowledged in future Trinity newsletters. All items will be gratefully accepted and can be dropped off at the school reception office. Click here to download a full list of items needed. For more information please contact our Ball Coordinator Dorina Martelli on or 0439 095 949. Please note that the Parent Ball is on Friday, 24 April

Last years exchange students with Eliza Knapman at their Orientation


On Tuesday, 18 February the Italian Department will be holding an information evening on the Italian Exchange Program that is available here at Trinity. If you would like to know about hosting an Italian student or sending your son on an exchange please come along to find out more. You will hear from some TC boys that have just returned from their exchange experience. There will also be a past host mum and host brother telling you about the experience from their perspective. Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome.  Please come to the staff lounge at 7pm and enjoy some light refreshments while you find out more about this amazing program. Please note your son does not have to be studying Italian to participate in the exchange program. If you would like more information or to register your attendance please contact Eliza Knapman via  

Eliza Knapman | Italian Teacher

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College News

The 2019 97 Club members

The Trinity College 97 Club is for students who achieve an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 97 or above. The 2019 Year 12 members of the 97 Club are:

  • Daivik Anil
  • Dejan Bouwhuis
  • James Breust
  • Aidan Darmawan
  • Thomas Green
  • Alex Moffatt
  • Manav Patel
  • Samuel Pesce
  • Jake Pizzuto
  • Issac Poon
  • Harrison Roberts
  • Michael Thomas
  • Dimitri Tsagaris

The College Uniform Shop hours are

  • Tuesday 7:30am / 4:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am / 1:30pm

Please call into the shop any time for any uniform enquiries.

For all new families, welcome. Most of you have been into the Uniform Shop and we have had the pleasure of meeting you all. It always is a highlight for us to welcome all our new students and families to the uniform shop. Trinity offers a great Online Uniform service, if you think you might need some extra uniform and don’t have the time to call into the shop please place your order online. The order comes straight to the shop and students can collect the order anytime on a Tuesday or Friday.

Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager 

Applications are open for 2021 scholarships and bursaries. To learn more, please visit our website by clicking here.



We are holding a wine drive to raise valuable funds for Trinity College Rowing Club's 2020 Canada trip. In conjunction with Vintner's Edge wines, we are pleased to be able to provide fantastic 'quaffing' wines to have in the cellar ready for guests, for gifts or just for yourself. For more information and to download the order form, please click here. To download the tasting notes please click here. Please note that we have now extended orders until Friday, 21 February

TCRC Canada 2020 Fundraising Committee

Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association


Trinity Old Boy and UWA graduate, Isaac Ward ('14), has been awarded a renowned Fulbright Future Scholarship!

Isaac is currently applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, whilst also solving technical challenges in the field of Computer Science. His primary research interest is studying AI – a field concerned with creating algorithms that can accomplish tasks that are typically only completed by humans. Specifically, he is interested in how these algorithms learn to mimic complex human capabilities. As an advocate of using AI within the medical industry, Isaac is also interested in leveraging these technologies to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare.

He will use his Fulbright Scholarship to pursue these interests via postgraduate studies, whilst also exploring how AI research is rapidly applied to industry challenges within the US. Ultimately, he intends to improve the standard of Australian healthcare by applying this knowledge to analogous problems within the Australian medical industry. Congratulations Isaac!


The TOBA Golf Day is open to members of the Trinity College community, friends, family, and work colleagues. It’s a wonderful day and we encourage interested players to get involved. To register please CLICK HERE For further details, please don’t hesitate to contact the TOBA office on 9223 8132.

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Community News


T.E.E is a leading provider of intensive preparation courses for Year 12 students preparing for ATAR examinations. Our July school holiday revision program is a unique opportunity for you to learn from WAs experienced teachers while attending classes in lecture theatres at UWA. This course will provide you with structured and targeted revision, new strategies for learning and revising and effective exam techniques designed to improve ATAR results through building your confidence, knowledge and skills. For more information please visit or call 9314 9599. 


These small-group seminars for senior school students focus on the ATAR Learning Areas of Chemistry, Physics, Maths, English, Literature, Human Biology and Psychology. The program for middle school secondary students focus on the Learning Areas English and Mathematics. The objective of this program is to give students on-going academic support which will reinforce and consolidate the skills and processes learned during the week at school. It aims to better prepare them for success in school-based assessments and final ATAR examinations. Students may enroll in these classes at any time during the term and pay pro-rata. For more information please call 9342 2000 or visit Website:


Give your child the help they deserve to build their confidence, self-esteem, focus and life skills. For more information please visit or call Anthony on 0402 144 018. 


Tryouts for the ECU Chequers Volleyball Club will be held for the 2020 WAVL season on Tuesday, 10 March 2020. Everyone is welcome!

The opportunity to be a part of this great sporting community is open to everyone, whether you are trying volleyball for the first time, or you are looking to improve your skills for PE Studies or school volleyball competitions.

Date: 10 and 17 of March 2020
Venue: ECU Sports & Fitness Centre, ECU Mt Lawley Campus
Time: 5:45pm (Female grades) and 7:45pm (Male grades)
Cost: $10 paid at your first session 

  • Training for domestic club players (non WABL)
  • Caters for all abilities with weekly in-term sessions
  • Maximum 12 kids per class
  • For more information visit 
For more information please call 1300 914 368 or email

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