From the Headmaster
OPENING SCHOOL MASS
Last Friday, we celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Sports Centre. I thank Fra Oscar for celebrating this Eucharist for us. I remind all parents that you are most welcome to attend all school liturgies. The next full school Mass will be held on Ash Wednesday, 14 February at 8:40am.
Last Monday, the first College Auxiliary meeting was held, and it was wonderful to see some new faces. This wonderfully generous group of parents provide tremendous support for a number of important College functions. I encourage all College families to support their efforts.
On Tuesday we conducted the opening College Assembly to welcome all new students and staff to the College. This year we “piped” all our Year 4s, and other new students into the Assembly as a symbolic gesture to match their final Assembly in Year 12 when they will be “piped” out of the College upon graduation. The other purpose of this assembly was to acknowledge a number of Year 12s from last year, who had performed very well in the WACE Examinations. The names of these students can be found in the College News section. We also acknowledged Nick Ellison('17) in receiving the Fogarty Scholarship (UWA) and Sam Moffatt ('17) for receiving the John Curtin Scholarship (Curtin University). David Slater ('17), last year’s Dux, addressed the students about his memories of the College. Amid a powerful speech, David gave many tips about dealing with stress, exam pressures, targeting specific areas of study and the importance of asking questions in class.
Also at this assembly, we presented the captains of our First Teams for Summer Sport. Congratulations are extended to:
- Basketball Steele Cahill (12.2)
- Cricket Brendan McPhee (12.7)
- Rowing Joseph Pinto (12.8)
- Swimming Ethan Bradley (12.4)
- Tennis Joshua Martelli (12.4)
- Volleyball Dan Fitzgerald (12.2)
- Water Polo Joshua Reaper (12.4)
Whilst talking about Summer sport, please download and read the PSA Code of Conduct, with regard to the expectations of students, parents and coaches. I look for your support and assistance throughout the year. This week sees the first set of formal fixtures and I wish all our teams every success.
Due to the Sports Centre not being air-conditioned, Assemblies in Terms 1 and 4, will be held at 8:40am. Parents are always welcomed to attend these assemblies.
YEAR 7 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
A reminder that the Year 7 Parent Information Evening, will be held at the College on Monday, 12 February commencing at 7:00pm in Gibney Hall.
The purpose of the evening is to provide further information relevant to the effective induction of you and your son into the Trinity College community. It also provides you with an opportunity to interact with your son’s Pastoral Care Teacher and other parents, in discussing matters that may have arisen at the start of the school year. Part of the evening will also specifically address the “Becoming Brothers” Orientation camp to take place in week 5.
GREG MITCHELL - UNDERSTANDING ADOLESCENT BOYS
This coming Tuesday, 13 February from 7:00pm in Gibney Hall we have invited Greg Mitchell to present on the topic of “Understanding Adolescent Boys”; whilst targeted at Year 8 & 9 parents everyone is most welcome to attend.
TRINITY COLLEGE LAUNCHES NEW APP
Parents and students can download a Trinity College communications app. This free app will allow parents and students to:
- Stay up to date with notifications, news and calendar events
- View upcoming sport fixtures, teams and locations, updated weekly
- View the College Newsletter and other College links
You can download the app by searching for Trinity College Perth in your device app store or by using the appropriate link below.
A reminder that Fra Oscar Aguilera (College chaplain) will be celebrating Mass in the College Chapel each Friday morning at 8:00am. Everyone is warmly welcome.
PUPIL FREE DAY
On Friday, 16 February all our staff will be inserviced by the Catholic Education Office about a Protective Behaviour Curriculum that is being implemented in all Catholic Schools across the State. As a consequence, this day will be a Pupil Free Day.
A reminder that we start each year with a Sundowner hosted by the Parent Council. This year this is scheduled for Friday, 16 February from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to meet other families from the College and is always well attended. Please keep the date free and look out for further details attached to this newsletter. I thank the Parent Council for initiating this event. A flyer for this event can be found here.
Whilst talking about the wonderful contribution that our parents make – I thank the parents and the Auxiliary who co-ordinated and served morning tea last Wednesday morning – it was a tremendous way to welcome new families into our community.
TUITION FEE RAFFLE
The Trinity College Parent Council is excited to announce that the 2018 Tuition Fee Raffle is now open! Tickets can be purchased from: https://www.trybooking.com/TAZY Enter for your chance to to win 2018 tuition fees paid in full.
Tickets will be available until Friday, 6 April 2018 at 11:59pm AWST (unless sold out prior to this time). Only 1000 tickets are available. The prize will be drawn at Trinity College on Monday, 9 April 2018 at 12:00pm AWST. Please see the website for the full terms and conditions.
ALLERGY AWARENESS - ANAPHYLAXIS
Please be aware that we have several students at Trinity College with different forms of allergies some of which are life threatening. We ask parents to be mindful of this when sending certain foods to school with your son. Nuts are of a major concern to the College. Some students do not necessarily have to eat the nuts to suffer an allergic reaction. In some cases, the students have a limited amount of time to seek assistance or medication to avoid a fatal reaction. We thank you for your support in this matter.
TRAFFIC WITHIN THE COLLEGE
Hopefully you would have seen that there are now a number of Set & Down and pickup bays on the main driveway - I ask that you use these bays rather than stopping on the roundabout. Drivers who stop on the roundabout are adding to the congestion and a creating dangerous situation for our students.
TRAFFIC AROUND THE COLLEGE
It appears that the traffic in Nelson Cres between 3:00pm and 3:30pm has increased dramatically. I ask all parents to SLOW DOWN and be aware of students who may cross roads (both Nelson Cres and Braithwaite St) unexpectedly. I also take this opportunity to remind all parents not to park or stand in the bus bays on Nelson Crescent between 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Nelson Crescent is very congested and your adherence to the “No Standing” signs is appreciated. If needed, please arrange to meet your son at a different point or at a later time – perhaps around the corner in Braithwaite Street or further along Nelson Crescent. Parents who ‘park’ or ‘stand’ on the College side of Nelson Avenue is making it very hard for the Transperth buses to approach the right bus stop.
SICK BAY PROCEDURES:
It is an appropriate time of the year to remind parents and guardians of College procedures concerning sick bay:
1. Staff in the reception office enquire as to the level of illness and then determine appropriate action. This action could be:
a. Call the parent or emergency contact to arrange immediate pick up;
b. Call an ambulance if injury or illness is severe; or
c. Ask the student to lay down for thirty minutes, reassess student and then return to their classroom or if the student is still unwell the parent or emergency contact is asked to arrange for the student to be picked up.
2. As the College is relying on Reception staff to manage ill students it is essential that if you are contacted that you arrange for your son to be picked up immediately. If a student is not collected within 30 minutes, then as a matter of duty of care an ambulance may need to be called.
I hope that this clarifies the procedures involved around the support of your son in times of illness.
TERM 1, WEEK 3
Monday, 12 February
- Year 8 Swimming Carnival (P1&2)
- 7:00pm Year 7 Information Evening
Tuesday, 13 February
- 8:40am Secondary Assembly (Prefects' Investiture)
- Junior School House Swimming Carnival
- 7:00pm Year 8/9 Guest Speaker Greg Mitchell
Wednesday, 14 February
- 8:40am Ash Wednesday Mass
- 5:30pm Junior School Parent Information Evening
Thursday, 15 February
- TC Bye
- Year 9 Swimming Carnival (P1&2)
- Year 7 Swimming Carnival (P3&4)
Friday, 16 February
- TC Bye
- 6pm Parent Council Sundowner
Junior School News
HOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL
The House Swimming Carnival takes place on Tuesday, 13 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 Wednesday and the boys presented with their medals at a brief assembly commencing at 8:40am on Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, 14 February, the season of Lent commences with Ash Wednesday. As a College community we celebrate this with a whole school Mass. The Mass will take place in the Sports Centre, commencing at 8:40am. Parents are most welcome to attend.
PARENT INFORMATION EVENING
On Wednesday, 14 February all year levels in the Junior School will conduct information sessions commencing at 5:30pm. All year level meetings are combined and will take place in the following classrooms: Year 4 in the Year 4 Blue and 4 Green classrooms; Year 5 in Gibney Hall and Year 6 in the Year 6 White and 6 Green classrooms. These are important information sessions and it is highly recommended that at least one parent attend.
The Junior School is very fortunate to have so many Year 6 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:
William Norman (6G)
Deputy Head Boy
Jamie D’Agostino (6W)
- Isaac Adamos (6W)
- Evan Alderslade (6B)
- Lucas Blair (6B)
- Kobe Browne (6B)
- Sebastian Foti (6B)
- Rocco Fowler (6B)
- Quinn Hamilton (6B)
- Liam McDonnell (6G)
- Robert Moschilla (6G)
- Virtue Ta (6W)
Taj Kulenovic (6B)
Max Germano (6W)
Music Vice Captain
Ryan Murphy (6B)
Jack Sawkins (6W), Nicholas Day (6G), Angus Calder (6B), Riley Gott (6G)
House Vice Captains
Kato Pachioli (6B), Hudson Foote (6W), Nicholas Bowden-Jones (6G), Isaac Quadros (6W), Luka Bishop (6G), Isaac Hoang (6G), Murphy Allen (6G), Matthew Ryan (6W)
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, 13 February
Wednesday, 14 February
Thursday, 16 February
Friday, 17 February
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
The week started with the whole school assembly on Tuesday. Our Year 4s and new Year 5s and 6s were piped into the Sports Centre, which was very exciting for them. On Thursday we had our first sport fixture against Wesley. This was the first time the Year 5s had a sporting match for Trinity College. On Friday we had our first Junior School Mass where the House Captains, Vice Captains, Music Captains and Prefects were presented with their badges. We also had our first TOBA assembly on Friday with the one and only Mr Torre. What a great second week at the Trinity Junior School!
Will Norman (6G) and Jamie D’Agostino (6W)
Secondary School News
Parents of Year 8 and 9 students are asked to keep the evening of Tuesday, 13 February free in your diary. Trinity College will be hosting Guest Speaker Greg Mitchell from 7:00pm – 8:30pm in Gibney Hall. Greg is a well-known leader in education in Australia, as-well as being an enthusiastic and engaging presenter. He will be presenting on “Understanding Adolescent Boys” which looks at the
- identity and
- family issues that students in this age group experience
This is a great opportunity for you as a parent, to listen to an experienced educator as well as discuss with other parents the trials of being a parent of adolescent boys. We encourage all parents to make the effort to come along. You can download the event flyer here.
Please RSVP your attendance to your Head of Year by Friday, 9 February.
Amanda Marocchi | Head of Year 8 | Mathematics Teacher
2018 TRINITY BALL
Planning for this year’s ball on Friday, 27 April is well and truly underway. The parents have come up with some great ideas, and are looking forward to putting together a memorable night for our students and their partners. In order to keep the costs down so we can spend our budget in more pressing areas, the planning committee are seeking help in the areas below.
If you can help in any way, please contact Dorina Martelli (0439 095 949 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- We are looking for carpenters and handy men to assist with construction of key elements of the setting. Some construction will be required at different stages throughout the term, but mostly you would be required for a few days during the upcoming school holidays.
- More general volunteers - Year 12 parents, there is still time to get involved. Many hands make light work, so if there’s any time you can donate at all, please contact Dorina to be added to a working group.
- The following items are currently on our “wishlist”. Anything you can donate or loan will be greatly appreciated
- Christmas / fairy Lights
- Wine Barrels
- 2 litre milk cartons – plastic, cleaned, and stickers removed
- Fishing line
- Thin Rope
- Remote controlled electric candles
- Small glass jars
- Large cardboard pieces
- Large butchers/brown paper rolls
- Sheets of plain cream calico
- Rolls of chicken wire
- Rolls of black fabric
- Gilt or cane birdcage approx 50cm height
- Black Cauldron
- Aircon tubing/ducting
- old vacuum hoses
- 5 x Mannequins child size of just torso
- Temporary hooks
- Brown spray paint
- Printing costs
- leather thonging
THE JOURNEY: FROM BOYS TO MEN
Thank you to everyone who suggested a name for our new blog. We have decided to call it The Journey: From Boys to Men. We'd love for you to read our first article - The Year 7 Transition - which discusses the ups and downs of starting high school, and how parents can help their sons with the transition. We hope you enjoy it!
Trinity College Communications
YEAR 12 RESULTS 2017
As a College we would like to congratulate the Year 12 class of 2017 who performed strongly across the board in their academic studies. 98% of our Year 12 students were awarded their WACE. 66% of our students obtained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 80 or higher, which qualifies them for the vast majority of courses at all 5 of our local universities. Our median ATAR was 86.65, which is consistent with our average for the last number of years. In the context of this broad base of achievement, the following students returned extremely pleasing results;
SUBJECT CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
Subject Certificates of Excellence are awarded to eligible students who achieve in the top 0.5% of all students studying that particular course. The 2017 Year 12 students awarded a Subject Certificate of Excellence are;
- Simon Lee English
- Georgious Palassis English
- Lewis Clark Mathematics Applications
- Leon Formato Mathematics Applications
- Nicholas Thorne Mathematics Applications
- Aidan Correa PE Studies
ACADEMIC FULL COLOURS
Congratulations to the following students from the Class of 2017 who have been awarded Academic Full Colours. To achieve Academic Full Colours, these students have achieved a minimum of 20 ‘A’ grades over their best 20 WACE units in Year 10, 11 and 12. This is an excellent achievement. The 2017 Year 12 students to achieve Academic Full Colours are;
- David Adams
- Thomas Breust
- Thomas Cotter
- Samuel D’Souza
- Nicholas Ellison
- Jordan Hooper
- Yianni Kakulas
- Samuel Moffatt
- David Slater
The Trinity College 97 Club is for all students who achieve an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 97 or above. Many of these boys scored well in excess of 97, but just as a guide, to achieve an ATAR of 97 requires students to achieve an average final scaled score of just under 80% in their best 4 courses. This is an outstanding achievement. The 2017 Year 12 students to achieve an ATAR of 97 or above are;
- Thomas Breust
- Thomas Cotter
- Samuel D’Souza
- Hieu Dong
- Nicholas Ellison
- Leon Formato
- Matthew Fynn
- Yianni Kakulas
- George Kavalam
- Aiden Mansfield
- James Michelon
- Samuel Moffatt
- Georgios Palassis
- Matthew Rapcoch
- David Slater
- Dylan Turner
The College is very proud of the Class of 2017 and we would also like to thank all the Year 12 parents for their support and our dedicated teaching staff for all their efforts with these boys.
Academic Half Colours
We also recognise a group of current Year 12 students who performed exceptionally well in their studies last year. To qualify for Academic Half Colours a student must achieve a minimum of 10 ‘A’ grades in WACE course units during Year 10 and 11. The list of current Year 12 students who have been awarded Academic Half Colours are;
- Nicholas Bradshaw
- Anthony Carbone (12.8)
- Asher Fatin (12.1)
- Baily Hughes (12.4)
- John Le (12.4)
- Michael Le (12.7)
- Timothy Ludovico (12.3)
- Marco Ma (12.2)
- Mathieu Mai (12.8)
- Milan Marocchi (12.6)
- Joshua Martelli (12.4)
- Harrison Pell (12.3)
- David Pham (12.8)
- Joseph Pinto (12.8)
- Shawn Tai (12.4)
- Max Thorniley (12.5)
- Thomas Throssell (12.4)
Dear Parents of students with a disability, there is a parent information evening at the Catholic Education Office on Wednesday, 21 February. If you are interested please download and read the event flyer and RSVP.
Lissa Coleman | Director Inclusive Education
Welcome back to the start of year.
- Please call into the shop for any uniform requirements. The shop is open every Tuesday from 7:30am – 4:30pm and Friday from 7:30am – 1:30pm.
- The shop will be open on the Pupil Free Day - Friday, 16 February
Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager
TUITION FEE RAFFLE
The Trinity College Parent Council is excited to announce that the 2018 Tuition Fee Raffle is now open! Tickets can be purchased from: https://www.trybooking.com/TAZY Tickets will be available until Friday, 6 April 2018 at 11:59pm AWST (unless sold out prior to this time). Only 1000 tickets are available. The prize will be drawn at Trinity College on Monday, 9 April 2018 at 12:00pm AWST. Please see the website for the full terms and conditions.
TRINITY SPORT RESULTS
Click here to download the results between Trinity and Christ Church.
TRINITY ROWING QUIZ NIGHT
As you are aware, Trinity Rowing has their Quiz Night on Saturday, 10 February at 7pm in Gibney Hall. These nights are a great way to socialise with the rest of the TC Rowing community and to meet new friends! Tickets are to be purchased through the school Online Store under College Events. Tickets are $15 each or organise a table of 8 for $120. If you are purchasing individual tickets, we will endeavour to seat you with your son’s year group parents.
Food is BYO and all drinks must be purchased at the bar, which will have an eftpos machine. There is no BYO alcohol. Click here to download the event flyer.
We are also looking for some donations of fabulous items for our Silent Auction i.e. Vouchers, business services, appliances, hardware/gardening products, beauty items etc. If you are able to donate, can you please drop off at the Rowing Kitchen to Sam O'Connell advising it is for the Quiz Night. Any questions in regards to the Quiz night, please contact Julianne Blair via email@example.com
Tanya and Mario Pisano have done an amazing job of putting together a selection of 14 photographs of our rowers printed on canvas that will also be part of the Silent Auction. A catalogue of these photos will be posted on Team App.
Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
TOBA 20TH ANNUAL GOLF DAY
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. For further details, please contact the TOBA office on 9223 8132.
Diane Millar | Executive Officer | TOBA
BATEMAN PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM: Sacrament Dates 2018
The Sacrament dates for St. Thomas More Parish Bateman for 2018 are as follow:
- Reconciliation : Saturday, 13 October 2018
- First Holy Communion : Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 June 2018
- Confirmation : Saturday, 18 and Sunday,19 August 2018
Bateman Parish runs a special Sacramental Program for high school students from families within our Parish boundaries who may not have completed all of their Sacraments. For all enquiries please telephone Jenny Figliomeni on (08) 9310 1747 or 0435 695 399 before Friday, 30 March 2018.
XAVIER CATHOLIC SCHOOL 80TH ANNIVERSARY MASS & MORNING TEA
Former staff, alumni students and families are invited to attending the 80th Anniversary Mass and Morning Tea on Friday, 2 March at 9:00am. For more information and RSVP details, please download and read the event flyer.
CirQuest Circus is starting the new year with a bang! CirQuest HQ, in North Perth, is a FringeWorld Festival venue with a huge season of four fantastic circus shows for the whole family from February 1-11. CirQuest’s hugely popular circus classes for children and adults start on Monday, 12 February, so there’s still plenty of time to book!
CirQuest Circus classes have received a huge boost, with a grant from the Stronger Communities program, courtesy of local MP Tim Hammond, to purchase new equipment and make improvements to our non-profit association’s facilities. We can’t wait for you to come play with our new equipment with us!
Classees are held every day from Monday-Saturday, for ages 18 months up to adults of all ages. To find out more, go to https://www.cirquest.com.au/our-classes.
MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS - FREE 2 WEEK TRIAL
Help your child grow, develop and defend for themselves. Starting from 4 years up and specially designed programs just for kids. Visit ATI Martial Arts via their website www.atimartialarts.com.au or call Anthony on 0402 144 018 to make a booking today.
Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 12 February 2018
If you would like to volunteer please contact Carol on 0409 110 319. We would love to see new faces in the Canteen.
Carol Watson | Canteen Manager