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TC Newsletter:
Volume 22 - July 28, 2017

From the Headmaster


Congratulations must be extended to the cast and crew of the Year 11 Drama production of Robin Hood. I would like to congratulate and thank Mrs Lisa Laurino and the many staff, parents and students for their hard work and dedication in making this a wonderful showcase of our budding young actors. I don’t think the cameos from the 2 special guest actors detracted from the overall performance.  


Last Tuesday the secondary school assembled for the Semester 1 Academic Awards Assembly. Congratulations must be extended to all those students who were awarded certificates. We also congratulated a number of students who performed exceptionally well in the National Science Competition. We had a large number of parents attend and I thank you all for the support you provide to your son and to the College. 


On what was a particularly wet Wednesday I thank all the parents that accepted the opportunity of these interviews. Hopefully, these conferences allowed goals to be set and plans to be made to ensure a successful last semester. My thanks are also extended to the Year 7 - 10 teachers who make themselves available for these interviews.


During this week, our secondary students participated in Maths Week, providing an opportunity for students to engage in activities outside the classroom and enabling them to see Maths in a different light. Thank you to our Maths Department for providing this opportunity for our students and in particular to Mr Geoff Jamieson and Mr Ian Hailes.


On Tuesday, 1 August at 9:35am the Year 11 students will gather together for their Term 3 Mass. Parents are most welcome to join us for Mass and to stay for a “cuppa” afterwards.  RSVP’s to Beverly Martinez on or phone 92238106.



I remind all parents about the upcoming talk by Paul Dillon on “Teenagers, Alcohol and other drugs 2017: How much influence do parents really have?” Paul is a nationally acclaimed speaker and considered an expert in this field. His talk will provide relevant information and strategies for everyone who attends. Whilst this is a free event, we ask that tickets are accessed through as this will help with catering and logistics. 


All of our Year 10 students will participate in their Emmaus Retreat next Wednesday, 2 August at a number of different venues. The main theme of the day is inviting the Risen Jesus to walk with each of them in their lives.


On Tuesday, 15 August at 8:40am the whole school will gather together for the Feast of Assumption Mass in the College Sports Centre. I warmly invite all parents to join us for this Mass.


The College Auxiliary will hold its August Meeting at 9:00am on Monday, 7 August. Everyone is most welcome to attend this meeting further details can be obtained by contacting Mrs Beverly Martinez on 9223 8106 or

Christina Matthews, CEO of the WACA

Whilst talking about the Auxiliary, I hope you have Friday, 18 August marked in your diary. This is the date of their Annual Morning Tea (10:00am – 12noon) and is the highlight of the College Calendar. This year the Auxiliary have invited Mrs Christina Matthews to speak and she will speak about leadership, life, family goal setting and her role as the Chief Executive Officer of the WACA. You can now purchase your tickets via TryBooking using this link: 

The ladies of the College Auxiliary are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that this wonderful event will be as successful this year as it has always been in the past. The Auxiliary rely on our Community to contribute to this event to ensure its success. Emails have been sent home to families in Years 9, 10 and 11 requesting help with providing food for the morning tea, and to Year 7 families asking for donations for the ever-popular College Auxiliary raffle held on the morning. You can find this information in the College News section of the Newsletter. The famous TC community spirit is always abundantly evident at this event, and your contribution is greatly valued. 


Friends for Others is an initiative of the College offering support to members of the Trinity College Community who are going through difficult times. Our aim is to provide meals, transport or other appropriate support, by volunteers from within our Community.

If you were involved last year and still wish to be part of this project or if you are new and you would like to make a contribution by cooking a meal or helping with transport please contact Beverly Martinez on 9223 8106 or, including details of what support you’re able to offer.


I take this opportunity to remind parents that it is essential that the College has accurate records; if your postal address, phone number or email address(es) change, please let the school know – we recently had difficulty contacting parents due to out-of-date information.


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 1 August
Year 11 Mass
Year 9 Bishops' Religious Literacy Test
Wednesday, 2 August
Year 10 Emmaus Retreat
CPAF Percussion Instrumental Ensembles - TC
Middle School Winter Sport Photos
Thursday, 3 August
Junior School Winter Sport Photos
Senior School Winter Sport Photos
Friday, 4 August
8:00am Mass
X Country All Schools 2 man x 3km Relay at Wesley
Saturday, 5 August
X Country All Schools 2 man x 3km Relay at Wesley
Sunday, 6 August
WA Schools Jazz Festival
Monday, 7 August
9:00am Auxiliary Meeting
CPAF Percussion Instrumental Solos - TC
Year 5 Bishop's Religious Literacy Test
Tuesday, 8 August
9:35am Secondary Assembly (NAIDOC)
5:30pm Parent Council Meeting
Thursday, 10 August
Year 12 Geography Excursion
Friday, 11 August
8:00am Mass
X Country All Schools 5km race at CC
Saturday, 12 August
TC v SC X Country All Schools 'Ray Brown' 8km Race at Kings Park
Football Windup
Sunday, 13 August
Hockey Windup
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Junior School News


During the next four weeks, the three choirs, string ensemble, junior wind ensemble, instrumental quartets, duos and solo instrumentalists, and individual vocals, and BIG are representing Trinity during the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. We have a proud tradition of performing admirably during the festival and I am sure with the ongoing practice and effort the boys and their teachers have put in in preparation, we will again do very well. Good luck to all boys involved.

This year also is the first Primary Angelico Exhibition for visual arts and Trinity has some entries in this competition. The students’ work can be viewed at the Forrest Centre between July 24 and August 11, from 9am to 5pm each day. Congratulations to Aaron Le (5B) and Lennox McGrath (6B) and a large number of Year 5s for their outstanding work. A few of the artworks that will be on show are pictured below. 


Good luck to the boys involved in the Primary Schools Chess Competition next week.


The Year 4 Walla Rugby carnival will be held on Thursday, 3 August at Waterford Playing Fields, Elderfield Rd, Manning. The first match is due to start at 1:00pm and the day will conclude at 2:20pm. Mr Thompson is in need of volunteers to help run the teams on the day. No rugby experience necessary. If you are able to help please let him know at


Parent Response forms were included with the Semester One reports. Please complete and return them to your son’s teacher as soon as possible.


On Tuesday, Year 5 Green had the pleasure this week of holding their own ‘Media Day.’ In the morning the boys toured the ABC Studios in East Perth made possible by Trinity mum Nadia Mitsopoulos who is a producer on ABC Radio Perth. We saw live radio in action, plus viewed the news room and a variety of  production studios. In the afternoon we were visited by Trinity dad Glen Quatermain, Sports Editor of The Sunday Times, who took us on a journey through the life of a sports journalist. It was a great day and a few careers in the media may have been realised.


Next week I am joining other Catholic Primary Principals at their annual Conference. We will be listening to world class speakers in the areas of education and also in other areas such as social justice. 

Monday, 31 July
  • Junior School String Ensemble at CPAF 1-2pm
  • Interschool Chess Competition 
Tuesday, 1 August
  • Year 5 and 6 Winter sport training 7:30/8am
  • Interschool Chess Competition 
Thursday, 3 August
  • Winter sport photos
  • Year 4 Rugby Carnival
  • Sport v Aquinas
Friday, 4 August
  • Golden Heritage Club visiting Year 6s
  • TOBA Assembly commencing at 2:20pm

Mr M Tucker (’87)| Head of Junior School

Mr A Hayes | Year 5G Teacher

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College News


The results for our students competing in this national competition have just been received. Students were required to answer six quite demanding questions over a three week period. These were then submitted to the Australian Mathematics Trust, who run the competition, and in due course contact us with results. Trinity College has a strong history in this competition and I am again pleased with the results for 2017. Because of the level of difficulty of the questions only students in our 1a Mathematics classes were involved in this competition. It was optional for students in years 7 and 8 and used as an assessment in years 9 and 10. Overall Trinity College students received 7 High Distinctions, 18 Distinctions and 18 Credits.The best performing students are listed below.

High Distinctions
Year 9
Kenzie Bui (9.4), Campbell MacLean
Year 10
William Gavin (10.5), Alexander Santoro (10.5), James Breust (10.5), Alexander Moffatt (10.1), Aidan Darmawan (10.6)
Year 7
Alia Biork
Year 9
Riley Mattingley (9.2), Benjamin Jasper (9.5), Declan Ryan (9.1)
Year 10
Luca Rossi (10.6), Jacob Spitteler (10.7), Michael Thomas (10.1), Alessio Cottino (10.7), Revonne Godfrey (10.6), Manav Patel (10.8), Samuel Pesce (10.2), William Shackles (10.7), Peter Hoang (10.7), Jarrod Jeremiah (10.8), Kin Ting Poon (10.7), Mason Tatafu (10.5)
Certificates will be distributed to students once received.
The Summer sport photos are now available online to view and purchase. The web gallery combines Junior, Middle and Senior School photos.  To access the gallery, follow the below procedure:
1. Go to 
2. Click on the Trinity logo 
3. Enter password :  plup47



Angelico Exhibition for Catholic Students is a prestigious annual event on the Catholic school art calendar, the Secondary Angelico Exhibition celebrates its 24th year in 2017. The exhibition runs for 3 weeks preceding the Secondary exhibition and is open to students from pre primary to Year 6. The exibition provides a broad public forum through which Catholic students throughout Western Australia are able to exhibit their dynamic artistic talent.

The Exhibition is open to all Catholic school students and features an array of creative, colourful, inspirational and spiritual works ranging from aboriginal and contemporary paintings, ceramics, sculpture, furniture pieces and textiles. If you are interested in entering your work, please visit their website or speak to the Arts department for more information. 

  • The uniform shop is open Tuesdays 7:30am – 4:30pm and Fridays 7:30am – 1:30pm. 
  • Now available in the uniform shop Rain jackets cost price is $28.00 each.
  • We also have all sizes available for our new parent supporter jacket.
  • Our Online Store has been updated and you can now purchase all uniform items online via
  • Please call into the uniform shop any Tuesday or Friday for any uniform enquiries

Mrs Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager


Please help us reach our fundraising goal and support Trinity College by purchasing an Entertainment membership. We still have a few memberships left so hurry and get yours today so you don’t miss out on all the great additional offers coming this winter like El Publico, Jamie’s Italian, Bib & Tucker, iFly and many many more. You only need to use it twice to pay for itself.

Please order today by calling 9223 8155 or order online at Books are available for pick up from the music office, first floor, cultural centre!


If you are able to help then the Auxiliary would love assistance for both Thursday, 17 and Friday, 18 August. Assistance on Friday, 18 August required from 8am or after the event. If you would like to volunteer for this wonderful event then please contact Mrs Beverly Martinez on 


Year 7 and 9, 10, 11:

Families are requested to make the once a year contribution as detailed below. Vegetarian & gluten free options gladly accepted – please label accordingly.
All food should be left in Gibney Hall kitchen from 8:00am on Friday, 18 August

Year 7 Families:

Raffle prize donations please.

Please leave at Main Reception by Wednesday, 16 August.

Goods or services gladly accepted: small or large.

Year 9 Families:

Loaf of sandwiches, (e.g. chicken & avocado, smoked salmon, turkey & cranberry, curried egg, etc.) Please leave uncut and place whole sandwiches in the bread bag as will be cut in morning to maintain freshness.

Year 10 Families:

Homemade slices (slices preferable to whole cakes) please leave slices uncut and on disposable plates.

Year 11 Families:

Homemade savouries (e.g. quiches, savoury tartlets, sausage rolls, etc.) no frozen or uncooked items please on disposable plates

Funds raised by the Morning Tea are donated by the Auxiliary back to the College providing benefits for all our sons.


The College Auxiliary are seeking one major sponsor for the Morning Tea. We are grateful to anyone with an offer to consider. Any other sponsors are gratefully welcome. Please reply by Tuesday, 8 August to Beverly Martinez at you for your support!

Trinity College Auxiliary 

The Trinity College Auxiliary invites you to Save the Date for their Annual Morning Tea! This year's guest speaker is Christina Matthews (CEO of the WACA and former Australian cricketer). You can purchase your tickets via TryBooking via this link: Please note that parking at Gloucester Park will be available until 12pm. Don't miss out on this great event! 

Join us for a presentation by Paul Dillon, founder of Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia, and author of the book Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs. The event will be held on Tuesday, 1 August from 7:00pm in Gibney Hall. You can RSVP your interest now via

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To celebrate the success of the 2017 PSA Soccer Season we are holding our End of Season Dinner and Presentation Night on Friday, 18 August at Trinity College in the Gibney Hall. I would like to take this opportunity to invite all Trinity College soccer players and their families to join us for the evening. As well as enjoying a meal, the evening gives parents the opportunity to support their son’s efforts and also meet and socialise with other members of the Trinity Soccer community.

Details for the evening are below:

When: Friday, 18 August 2017 @ 6:30pm.

Where: Trinity College, Gibney Hall

Cost: Early bird tickets $25 per person (purchased on/before Sunday, 13 August). $30 per person thereafter. Tickets must be purchased for all attendees including players. You can purchase tickets via the Online Store



Parents of the 2018 Soccer touring party, please note that payment 1 is now available via the Online Store. Please settle this payment on/before Friday, 18 August (Week 5). You should have received an email from me this week if your son has been selected for the tour. Prompt payment is appreciated so flights can be booked as soon as possible.

Ben Kriszyk | Soccer Manager

  • You can view the latest edition of the TCRC Newsletter by clicking here 
  • Purchase your Rugby Presentation Night tickets from the Online Store
  • Purchase your Football Presentation Night tickets from the Online Store now 


Team Result
1st XI Lost
2nd XI Won
3rd XI Lost
4th XI Lost
5th XI No Game
10A Won
10B Won
10C Lost
10D No Game
9A Lost
9B Lost
9C Lost
8A Lost
8B Lost
8C Draw
8D Won
7A Draw
7B Lost
7C Draw
7D No Game
Team Result
1st XVIII Won
2nd XVIII Won
3rd XVIII Won
4th XVIII Lost to Aquinas
10A Lost
10B Lost
9A Lost
9B Lost
8A Draw
8B Lost
7/8C Lost
7A Lost
7B Won
Team Result
1st XI Lost
2nd XI Lost
9A Lost
8A Lost
7/8B Lost
7A Lost
Team Result
1st XV Won
2nd XV Lost
10 Lost
9 Lost
8 Lost
7 Won
Cross Country
Team Result
Senior School No Game
Middle School No Game
Team Result
1st VI Lost
2nd VI Lost
3rd VI No Game
4th VI No Game
5th VI Lost to Christ Church
6th VI Lost to Christ Church
9A Lost
9B Lost

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Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association

Friday, 11 August Class of 1987 - 30th Anniversary Reunion
Thursday, 17 August Class of 1962 - 55th Anniversary Reunion
Saturday, 7 October Class of 1992 - 25th Anniversary Reunion
Saturday, 14 October Class of 1977 - 40th Anniversary Reunion
Saturday, 14 October Class of 1982 - 35th Anniversary Reunion
Saturday, 11 November Class of 1997 - 20th Anniversary Reunion

Invitations to the above Reunions have been posted. If you have not received your copy, please advise us of your current contact details by calling 9223 8178 or emailing

Diane Millar | Executive Officer | TOBA

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 Canteen Roster

Week beginning Monday, 31 July 2017
Monday Margaret Vidotto, Kelly Dobson, Atu Amato and Rose Chang
Tuesday Caroline Smith and Tania Franse
Wednesday Lorena Townsend and Rose Chang
Thursday Louise Thomas and Sagaya Xavier
Friday Linda McPherson and Aini Saiman

If you would like to volunteer or have any enquiries, please contact Carol Watson on 0409 110 319.

Community News

Are YOU a Former Student or Staff Member?
Are you a former student or staff of St Joachim’s, Xavier College, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Mercy or Ursula Frayne Catholic College? We are looking for you to join the newly formed Alumni. Let us help you reconnect with your old school and friends. Go to our website and complete the registration form (under Community) or contact Mary McGonigle on 9470 0925 or to have a form sent to you. In 2019, we celebrate 120 years since our foundation school was opened and we would like to have as many former students and staff join us in celebration.

Do you know anyone who might be thinking of becoming a Catholic? Tell them about the parish RCIA process, which will be beginning soon in St Peter's Parish, Bedford. A little encouragement may be enough to lead them to make the decision to join the process and become a full member of our community. We expect to begin sessions in August. Anyone who would like more information should contact Chris deSilva on 9276 2736. 


Enrol today in Academic Task Force Weekend Tuition Classes in Maths, Science and English for Years 7 – 10 and ATAR classes for Years 11 & 12. You will receive individual help to strengthen your understanding in areas of need in your courses before final exams. Master Classes are also available for Year 11 and 12 students seeking higher achievement and mastery of their subjects in exams. To enrol visit the Academic Task Force website at or speak with your Year Coordinator for a brochure.


Give your child the help they deserve to build their confidence, self esteem, focus, strength and life skills in our specially designed programs just for kids. Starting from 4 years and up, ATI is a great kickstart for your children. Book now for a FREE 2 week pass! Call Anthony on 0402 144 018 or visit for more information. 

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