From the Principal
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL:
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE COLLEGE PARENT COUNCIL
This year we have a number of vacancies to fill on the Parent Council. The College is calling for expressions of interest from parents willing to be involved. Any parent who is interested is asked to submit a very brief (half page maximum) nomination, telling us a little bit about yourself, why you are interested in being involved and any skills, talents or ideas you could bring to the role. Please email these to Mr Peter Norman at email@example.com by Monday, 5 August.
Parents nominating to be involved in the Parent Council need to be available to attend College functions, including the Parent Sundowner in Term One and the Parent Ball in the Term One holidays. Parent Councillors also need to be available to attend meetings, which are held about eight times a year, usually on Tuesday evenings at 5:30pm. A link to some more information about the Parent Council can be found here.
We hope to welcome our new members at our next meeting on Tuesday, 13 August.
TERM 3, WEEK 2
Monday, 29 July
- Maths Week
Tuesday, 30 July
- Secondary Assembly (Academic)
- National Chemistry Quiz (Year 11)
- PSA X Country 4.30pm – WC
Wednesday, 31 July
- Year 7–10 P/T/S Interviews
- Year 12 classes as normal
- Year 11 Study Day
Thursday, 1 August
- HS v TC
- Australian Mathematics Competition
- CPAF Percussion Ensemble
Friday, 2 August
- 8:00am Mass
- HS v TC
- WA Schools Chess League
- X Country All Schools 3km at WC
TERM 3, WEEK 3
Monday, 5 August
- 9:00am Auxiliary Meeting
- Year 9 Bishops’ Religious Literacy Test
- 3:20pm Pastoral Council
- 5:00pm Finance Committee
- 6:30pm Year 8 Parent Information Night
- Primary Angelico Art Exhibition Commences
Tuesday, 6 August
- Junior School and Senior School PCG and Individual Photos
- 9:35am Year 11 Mass
Wednesday, 7 August
- Year 10 Emmaus Retreat
- Year 5 Bishops’ Religious Literacy Test
- Year 9 Fremantle Literature Centre Excursion
- 6:15pm–7:15pm Keys For Life Workshop 2
Thursday, 8 August
- TC v GG
- Junior School Winter Sport Photos
- Middle School PCG and Individual Photos
- Year 12 Geography Excursion
Friday, 9 August
- 8:00am Mass
- TC v GG
- Robocup Soccer
- Middle School Winter Sport Photos
- X Country All schools
- 3 x 3km at AC
- Evening – WA Schools Senior Concert Band Festival
- 7:00pm–9:00pm Year 9 Social with Perth College
Junior School News
This term is very busy one. Besides their classwork, there are several incursions and excursions, the Catholic Performing Arts, a chess tournament, book week dress-ups, photos, Year 6 Kalgoorlie Tour and athletics carnivals. The Term 3 Calendar was emailed home yesterday. Please make note of the important dates and events in what will be an action-packed term.
PARENT RESPONSE FORMS
DATES TO REMEMBER
|Tuesday, 30 July||
|Thursday, 1 Aug||
|Friday, 2 Aug||
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
Wednesday: In the morning the boys in band got together for another session.
Thursday: In the morning BIG and Numero Club both had their sessions. After lunch the boys went to Waterford to play against Christ Church. After school, the Engineering Club got together for another successful session.
Friday: On Friday, the week was completed by an assembly which all the boys loved!
Finn Stenning-Alexander (6B) and Louis Burnett (6G)
Secondary School News
TRINITY MERCEDES MUSIC TOUR
The 2019 Trinity / Mercedes Music Tour to Europe was an incredible two weeks which I will forever treasure. To fit this whole experience into two weeks is an incredible task in which we thank the efforts of Dr Braham and the touring staff at Trinity College, and Ms Glendinning and the touring staff at Mercedes College.
Declan Allen (12.6) | Read Declan's full Music Tour summary here.
SENIOR CHAMBER MUSIC NIGHT
On Wednesday evening, students and parents were serenaded by boys from the Senior School in our annual Chamber Music Night. These students have put in many hours of practice and were chosen to perform to showcase their progress and dedication throughout the year. A big thank you to all the tutors and staff involved who helped make the evening such a success.
TCEC – DONATIONS WANTED – PLASTIC LIDS/CAPS
MORRIS GLEITZMAN – AUTHOR VISIT
HOMEWORK CLUB – WEDNESDAY, 31 JULY
Ms Alison Mackenzie | Head of Library Services
Parents and students are reminded that PCG and Individual Photos for the Junior, Middle and Senior School will be taken next week. Below is the schedule:
Junior & Senior School – Tuesday, 6 August
Middle School – Thursday, 8 August
The schedule for each day is available via Seqta Notices. Please note the time that you are scheduled to have your photograph and ensure that you are punctual. All photos will be taken in Gibney Hall. Boys are reminded of the following Uniform/Presentation Requirements:
- Full Winter Uniform including Blazer
- Jumpers are not required
- Top button must be done up and tie on
- Grey Trinity socks only are to be worn
- Black school shoes are to be polished and in good condition
- Hair must conform with the College policy outlined on Page 18 & 19 of the College Diary
- Must be cleanly shaven
Mr Julian Fritz | Director of Students
SAVE THE DATE – COLLEGE AUXILIARY MORNING TEA
Please save the date – Friday, 16 August at 10:00am to 12:00pm for the Annual College Auxiliary Morning Tea. This year's guest speaker is Fiona Bennett. Fiona will be focussing on the importance of women maintaining their friendships and relationships through the years of raising their children.
ASSISTANCE NEEDED – AUXILIARY ANNUAL MORNING TEA
Assistance required for set up from 8:30am on Thursday, 15 August and also from 8:00am onwards for some/or all of the event and afterwards on Friday, 16 August. If you are able to help or would like more information, please contact Beverly Martinez on firstname.lastname@example.org
Families are requested to make the once a year contribution as detailed below. Please note all food should be left in the Gibney Hall kitchen from 8:00am on Friday, 16 August. Vegetarian and gluten free options are gladly accepted - please label accordingly.
- Year 7: Raffle prize donations. Please leave at Main Reception by Wednesday, 14 August. Goods or services gladly accepted.
- Year 9: Loaf of sandwiches (eg; chicken & avocado, smoked salmon, curried eggs etc). Please leave uncut and place whole sandwiches in the bread bag as they will be cut in the morning to maintain freshness.
- Year 10: Homemade slices (slices preferable to whole cakes) please leae uncut and on disposable plates.
- Year 11: Homemade savouries (eg; quiches, savoury tartlets, sausage rolls etc) no frozen or uncooked items, please leave on disposable plates.
MAJOR SPONSORS WANTED
The College Auxiliary are seeking major sponsors for the Morning Tea. Please reply by Wednesday, 7 August to Beverly Martinez via email@example.com. Thank you for your support.
STUDENT CARD CASH RE-CHARGE
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the fee-free cash re-charge option that we offer, we have found that Student Services was being swamped with students waiting to load money on to their cards at both Recess and Lunchtime. To alleviate this problem, we have decided to move this facility back to the Canteen as of next Monday 29 July. To avoid slowing down the Canteen service at Recess and Lunchtime, students are asked to complete their cash re-charge before school where possible.
Students are also able to re-charge their Student Card using an EFTPOS Card at the Canteen or to use their EFTPOS Card for purchases.
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
Welcome back from the holidays. Uniform Shop hours during the term are: Tuesday 7:30am – 4:30pm; Friday 7:30am – 1:30pm
Jammers have now been reduced to below cost. They will still be uniform for the next 3 years; most sizes are still available. Online orders can be placed at ant time. Students are welcome to call into the shop on any open day and collect their orders.If you have any uniform questions, please call into the Uniform Shop any Tuesday or Friday – Kim and I are happy to see you at any time.
TRINITY COLLEGE & MERCEDES COLLEGE CAREERS EXPO
We invite Years 10–12 families from Trinity College and Mercedes College to attend a Careers Expo being held on Wednesday, 14 August in the Trinity College Sports Centre from 6:00pm–7:30pm. All WA universities will be represented along with Chevron, the Australian Defence Force and other organisations to answer any questions students may have about courses or careers. As Year 12 students are shortly selecting university preferences, this is a unique opportunity to be able to access all Universities in one place.
TRINITY STUDENTS REPRESENT WA
During the holidays Aidan McDonagh (11.4) and Connor Seve (12.8) represented the State as members of the WA Under 18s Rugby side. The team played three games against NSW, Victoria and ACT and finished with a 2-1 win, loss record. This is a great achievement from both young men and they represented their State and the College with pride.
Mr Tim Carslaw | Outdoor, Health & Physical Education Teacher
Click here for last week's results against Aquinas College.
Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
WINTER SPORTS DAY
With a blustery day forecast, players and supporters were fortunate to escape with just a few minor showers. The TC/TOBA community were as reliable as ever and turned up with enthusiasm and plenty of TC spirit!
TOBA won the day, with wins across all five sports.
We were fortunate to have former West Coast Eagles players, Michael Brennan (’82), Jacob Brennan (’07), and Andrew Embley (’98) playing on the TOBA football team.
Special mention to the Brennan’s, with five family members playing football, including Old Boys; Michael Brennan (’82), Matthew Brennan (’86) and Jacob Brennan (’07), and current students Lachlan Brennan (12.2) and Zach Brennan (10.4). This definitely added to the enthusiasm of the competition.
The medal for TC Spirit was presented to Michael Brennan ('82) by the inaugural winner, Bryan Breheny ('04). Michael won the award for being the oldest Old Boy on the day, and for also having a blow out in his boots, coincidentally just prior to the main downpour of the morning!
A big thank you goes to:
- TC Director of Sport, Stephen Leahy (’78) and captains, coaches, managers, umpires and referees of both TOBA and TC teams
- St John Ambulance
- Brendan Molony (’65) and John Hansen (’58), for their expertise at the barbecue
- Mr Graham ‘Kiwi’ Warner and Mr Dayne Whalan and their teams for their assistance and maintaining Trinity’s impeccable grounds
- Brendan Ryan (’91), the name behind the winner’s trophy, and his father, Mr Michael Ryan, for joining us on the day and assisting with presentations.
For those not aware of the history behind the cup, Brendan Ryan was diagnosed in 1989 with leukaemia whilst in Year 10 at Trinity College. He was left with severe physical impairments and confined to a wheelchair following medical treatment during his long battle with the illness. To recognise Brendan’s fighting spirit, the Brendan Ryan Cup began in 2001. Brendan is a remarkable Old Boy who continues to excel in life.
Brendan addressed players and supporters at presentations with these words: "Friendships are developed at Trinity. The current students will realise these friendships will continue for many years, there will be many times in life when you will be able to support and, in turn, be supported by old school friends. This support may take many forms, whether personal needs or professional networking. Just appreciate what the TOBA community has to offer you when you leave the College.
I hope those graduating this year will return next year and show those young whipper-snappers in your place now how it is done.
Congratulations to all who survived the games today!"
Thank you to everyone who attended. A most enjoyable day for our community!
TOBA 22 / TC 49 — winner TOBA
TC winner — Jaycob Kell (12.6)
Overall and TOBA winner — Matt Smith (’13))
Thank you to Mr Geoff Jamieson, Miss Tess Warner, Ben Allen (12.1), Sam O’Connell (’09), Jack Cleary (’12) and Mr Phil Jurjevich (’85).
TOBA 48 / TC 47 — Winner TOBA
TC Best Player – Aidan Austen (12.1)
TOBA Best Player – Chris Jones (’97)
Thank you to Mr Peter Oliver, Mr Andrew Jenkin, Mr Jarrad Quartermaine, Simon Homsany (12.4), Troy Zafer (’91), Tim Fanowrios (’91), Seamus Rafferty (’91) and Victor Le Tessier (12.7).
TOBA 5 / TC 1 — Winner TOBA
TC Best Player — Charlie Gilbert (11.3)
TOBA Best Player — Harrison Pell (’18)
Thank you to Miss Anjelica Mallis, Mr Damien Hansen, Harrison Pell (’18)), Cam Pell (11.5) and Jeremy Mayne (10.3).
TOBA 49 / TC 38 — Winner TOBA
TC Best Player — Damon Winerburn (10.7)
TOBA Best Player — Foggers
Thank you to Mr Alex Stajka, Mr Tim Carslaw, Mrs Candice Brown, JP Starkie (12.8), Keenan Meade (’13) and Bryan Breheny (‘04).
TOBA 7 / TC 2 — Winner TOBA
TC Best Player — Jordan Martelli (10.5)
TOBA Best Player — Jordan De Leo (’12)
Thank you to Mr Dan Bateman, Mr Ben Kriszyk, Alex Moffatt (12.2) and Joshua Marocchi (’07).
Ms Diane Millar | Executive Officer, Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
SPRINTS & RELAY PROGRAM: YEAR 4 TO 6
Normal registration fee: $94/child (if paid after 3 Aug)
For more than 60 years Relationships Australia WA has been providing relationship support services for individuals, couples, families and communities. With a wide range of programs and services we can assist with a variety of issues or topics, including: Mums Raising Boys, Fathering after Separation, Dads Raising Girls, Mums Raising Teenage Boys and much more. Places are limited – please contact (08) 6164 0239. For more information about our courses and workshops, please visit www.relationshipswa.org.au
CHIMERA ENSEMBLE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
Chimera Ensemble's Chamber Music Concert will take place on Sunday, 18 August, 2:30pm in the Braham Auditorium. The ensemble will be performing Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, and a new work composed by Dr Emma Jayakumar. As the Messiaen has been added to the ATAR music student's designated works we are offering FREE entry to the concert to Trinity College students.