From the Headmaster
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ASSEMBLY
At an assembly this week we took the opportunity to acknowledge many of our dedicated students for their achievement in the classroom during Semester One. It was gratifying to see the number of parents in attendance who were there to both support their sons and to demonstrate their commitment to the distinctive learning journey of each of them.
At this assembly I addressed all of the boys about the importance of striving for excellence - not excellence by other people’s standards but the true excellence that is achieved when we have done our best. It is such endeavour that gains each boy the respect of his friends, his family and his teachers.
I also spoke about the significance of a line in our school song which exhorts the boys to demonstrate their “pride in Trinity.” I made the point that it is natural for young boys to come to the College with a keen eye for what makes them proud of their new school. However, as they mature as students and young men, a more appropriate question for each of them to be asking is, ‘what can I do to make the school proud of me?’ With their unique and particular gifts, each student is capable of being honoured at one of our assemblies for their contribution to this community. The College must have a strong culture of recognising and celebrating success in all areas of school life and our assembly was certainly a clear representation of this.
We wish all of our students a conclusion to the year which is rewarding for them – where they will be able to reflect positively upon the challenges they have overcome, the opportunities they have seized and the personal goals they have achieved.
It was very pleasing to see the large number of parents who availed themselves of the opportunity to meet with their sons’ teachers at the interviews conducted this week. Providing feedback to families in ways which include these interviews, SEQTA updates, school reports and incidental dialogue is vital to the process of ensuring effective learning. By attending interviews, parents also clearly indicate that they value the relationship between the home and school and expect their sons to do the same.
Upcoming College Events
YEAR 11 MASS - TUESDAY, 31 JULY
All Year 11 parents are warmly invited to attend Mass with their sons in the College Chapel on Tuesday, 31 July from 9:35am. We hope you can also join us for a cup of coffee and morning tea in Gibney Hall after Mass. If you will be coming please RSVP to Community Coordinator, Mrs Beverly Martinez on 9223 8106 or email@example.com.
COLLEGE AUXILIARY AUGUST MEETING - MONDAY, 6 AUGUST
The College Auxiliary will hold its August Meeting at 9:00am on Monday, 6 August. Everyone is most welcome to attend this meeting and further details can be obtained by contacting Mrs Beverly Martinez on 9223 8106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAIDOC ASSEMBLY - TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST
On Tuesday, 7 August, the College will gather for our annual NAIDOC assembly – this is our opportunity to acknowledge and thank those students and families with ties to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage for the contribution that they make to the College. Everyone is welcome to attend.
YEAR 12 MASS - TUESDAY, 14 AUGUST
All Year 12 parents are warmly invited to attend Mass with their sons in the College Chapel on Tuesday, 14 August from 9:35am. We hope you can also join us for a cup of coffee and morning tea in Gibney Hall after Mass. If you will be coming please RSVP to Community Coordinator, Mrs Beverly Martinez on 9223 8106 or email@example.com.
COLLEGE AUXILIARY MORNING TEA - FRIDAY, 17 AUGUST
The annual Auxiliary Morning Tea is to be held in Gibney Hall on Friday, 17 August from 10am to 12 noon. Please start getting your table of family and friends together. Only tables of 8 can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/WQTQ. Please note that at this stage, any individual seating will be waitlisted after table booking sales. For more information, please see the flyer here. For the requested Year Group contributions and assistance, please see here. Any inquiries to Mrs Beverly Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 30 July. We hope to welcome our new members at our next meeting on Tuesday, 7 August.
TERM 3, WEEK 3
Monday, 30 July
- CPAF Strings/Chamber Instrumental Ensembles - TC
- Year 8 Parents Night - 'Social Media' - 7:00pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, 31 July
- Year 11 Mass 9:35am
- Junior School and Senior School PCG and Individual Photos
Wednesday, 1 August
- Year 10 Emmaus Retreat
- Middle School PCG and Individual Photos
- Year 11 Biology Excursion
Thursday, 2 August
- TC v WC
- Junior School Winter Sport Photos
- Middle School Winter Sport Photos
- Senior School Winter Sport Photos
Friday, 3 August
- 8:00am Mass
- TC v WC
- Cross Country All Schools 2x3km Relay at AC
Saturday, 4 August
- TC v WC
- Cross Country All Schools 3x5km Relay at AC
Junior School News
IAN MACRAE CUP
Congratulations to our 'A's football team on their winning effort against Aquinas yesterday. They fought hard and played well as a team in an exciting game. Trinity was victorious over Aquinas with a score of 57 to 45. The Ian MacRae Cup is named after the former Head of Junior School at both Aquinas and Trinity College. Well done, boys!
CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
During the next four weeks, the three choirs, string ensemble, junior wind ensemble, instrumental quartets, duos and solo instrumentalists, 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.
Next week the boys will be getting their yearly school photos taken. On Tuesday, please ensure that you send your boys to school groomed immaculately with neat hair and in their full winter uniform including blazers, ties, shirts with top button done up, grey Trinity socks and polished school shoes. Please also send in the photo form if you wish to order some school photos. There will not be any sports training on Tuesday so all boys can arrive at school in their winter uniform.
On Thursday, the boys will have their Winter Sports teams photos. The boys have their photos taken wearing their winter sports uniform.
GOLDEN HERITAGE CLUB VISIT
Every year, the Year 6s are visited by the Golden Heritage Club. The Golden Heritage Club are old boys of Trinity or CBC Terrace who left the College over 50 years ago. The Year 6s prepare questions for the Old Boys and then interview them. The Golden Heritage members always share wonderful stories with the boys of their school life. It is a fantastic day for all participants. This will be taking place on Friday, 3 August at 12:45pm.
PARENT LIAISON MEETING
Thank you to the parents who attended the Parent Liaison Meeting this week. Thank you also to Mr Tim Hince, Miss Amanda Marocchi and Mr Clint Testa who came to answer any questions parents had about student life in the Secondary School.
PARENT RESPONSE FORMS
Parent Response forms were included with the Semester One reports. Please complete and return them to your son’s teacher as soon as possible.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, 30 July
Tuesday, 31 July
Thursday, 2 August
Friday, 3 August
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
A pretty eventful week this week in the Junior School. On Monday, our Year 4s went on an excursion to Fremantle to see the Duyfken. Lead by their Captain, Janszoon, they were the first people to map Australia. They saw the replica of the ship. Our Year 6 White and Green classes got their chicken eggs, which will hatch soon.
On Thursday, our boys had a fixture against our friendly rivals, Aquinas. The A’s footy team also played their game of the year, the Ian MacRae Cup, on our very own Mann Oval. The boys played really well and represented our school with lots of dignity. Trinity prevailed by two goals.
On Friday, the Year 4 Blue class had Mass in the Chapel. The boys read very well and were very respectful. Also, we had our weekly assembly on Friday, a musical assembly.
Next week is going to be a great one!
By Jamie D’Agostino 6W and William Norman 6G
Secondary School News
TC YEAR 8 PARENT FUNCTION
You may have heard that Ku De Ta has gone into administration, but The Deck is still open and this event is still on! Meet and mingle with other Year 8 Parents and Carers at Ku De Ta - The Deck.
- Friday, 3 August
- From 6:30pm
- $40 per person, includes canapes and pizza. Drinks can be purchased on the evening.
- Venue: Ku De Ta - The Deck, 306 Riverside Drive, East Perth
Tickets must be purchased by 27 July and are available here: https://www.trybooking.com/WNNR
Enquiries to Belinda Siciliano: firstname.lastname@example.org
YEAR 7 & 9 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES ENTER SCITECH ROBOCUP SEARCH & RESCUE COMPETITION
Year 7 & 9 Digital Technologies students will be entering the Scitech Robocup Search and Rescue Competition at Curtin Stadium on Friday, 3 August. The boys are entering two teams in the Secondary Rescue Challenge, where their autonomous robots must navigate to a chemical spill and rescue a victim by manoeuvring it outside of the chemical spill area. Teams will compete in a competition over a number of rounds and culminate in a final head to head round where the top three teams will be awarded first, second and third place as a result of them demonstrating the best solutions to the challenges according to the competition rules. We wish the boys every success on the day.
Mr Adam Gage | Head of Learning Area (Digital Technologies)
YEAR 10 EMMAUS RETREAT - WEDNESDAY, 1 AUGUST
All Year 10 students will participate in the Year 10 Emmaus Retreat on Wednesday, 1 August with their PCG group. They will travel from Trinity by bus to seven venues. Dress for the day is neat casual, with closed in shoes. Lunch and morning tea is provided. Students must bring a pen.
Mr Leo Murray | Director of Campus Ministry
HUMANITIES SYDNEY / CANBERRA AUSTRALIAN ICONS TOUR MEETING
On Wednesday, 8th August at 6:30pm in the Staff Lounge there is a meeting for all parents of boys who are interested in attending the Humanities Sydney / Canberra Australian Icons Tour in October of 2019. The tour is open to boys who will be in Years 10 and 11 in 2019. Given the success of the inaugural tour in 2017, the Humanities Learning Area would like to offer this opportunity for students who have an interest in the Humanities to visit and experience some of Australia’s most iconic buildings and institutions. Please click here to access the 2017 itinerary.
If you have any questions about this tour pleased email me at email@example.com.
Mr Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities
Parents and students are reminded that PCG and Individual Photos for the Junior, Middle and Senior School will be taken next week. The following is the schedule:
Junior & Senior School – Tuesday, 31 July
Middle School – Wednesday, 1 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 Student Services
2018 BR GERRY FAULKNER AWARD FOR YOUNG WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
Entry for the 2018 Br Gerry Faulkner Award for Young Writers and Illustrators is now open! Named after a Christian Brother who inspired many with his love of literature during his years working at the College, this annual competition aims to encourage our budding creatives to share their work! All students are encouraged to enter, and great prizes will be awarded for the winners of each age category. Entry forms are available at both Junior and Senior Libraries. Please submit your entry in person at the Library with the entry form attached or send it by Direqt message to Ms Alison Mackenzie. Entries close Friday, 24 August (Week 6).
Mrs Emma McLevie | Library Technician
CANTEEN TO BE CASHLESS IN 2019
The TC Canteen will be 'cashless' in 2019. In an effort to decrease the amount of cash being handled at the College beginning this term, the Canteen will be limiting their cash tills and increasing card active tills. To increase the daily spend limit on your son's student card please follow the steps here: https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/trinity-life/canteen/
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
The Uniform Shop will be out at Waterford on Saturday, 28 July at 8:00am to 11:00am. We will have caps for parents, umbrellas, luggage straps, supporters jackets and rain jackets available. Payment by cash or EFTPOS.
The Uniform Shop open hours during term are:
- Every Tuesday 7:30am to 4:30pm
- Every Friday 7:30am to 1:30pm
Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager
With the opening of Optus Stadium and Matagarup Pedestrian Bridge, we have created a page on the Trinity College website under Current Students to notify the College community of any road closures. Click here to go the Road Closures page, which currently details information regarding road closures on Sunday, 29 July.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - SCHOOL SUPPORT FUNDING APPLICATIONS FOR 2019
The College is currently finalising the Funding Application for supplementary assistance through Australian and State Government programs for students with disabilities in 2019. This includes students with physical, intellectual, social and emotional and medical issues. This supplementary funding helps us to provide extra support across classes and learning areas for the benefit of all students.
For many students who meet eligibility criteria, discrete monitoring may be the only adjustment required. The funding is not targeted at individuals. Students who meet the criteria will have an application submitted by the College and all information is kept strictly confidential.
If you would like to discuss this further, please contact the Director of Inclusive Education at Trinity College, Ms Lissa Coleman.
Ms Lissa Coleman | Director of Inclusive Education, Years 4 to 12
2018 SOCCER PRESENTATION DINNER - FRIDAY, 24 AUGUST
To celebrate the success of the 2018 PSA Soccer Season we are holding our End of Season Presentation Evening on Friday, 24 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:
- Friday, 24 August @ 6:30pm
- Venue: Trinity College, Gibney Hall
- Cost: Early bird tickets $25 per person (purchased on/before Sunday, 19 August). $30 per person thereafter. Ticket sales close Wednesday, 22 August. Tickets must be purchased for all attendees including players. This includes a buffet meal. Parents please BYO drinks/glassware. Students will be given a can soft drink/water on the evening.
Please note: Strictly no door tickets will be made available as numbers need to be finalised with the caterer prior to the evening. I ask that you please purchase your tickets well in advance.
PINK SOCK DAY - 28 JULY AT WATERFORD
The Prefects are once again embracing the Head Boy of the Class of 2016, Lochie Taylor’s initiative of Pink Sock Day, encouraging all 1st Teams to support the McGrath Foundation and raise funds for breast cancer.
Pink Sock Day will take place on Saturday, 28 July at the Waterford Playing Fields and will be facilitated by the Rugby community. There will be bacon and egg burgers for purchase (in addition to the usual sausages) and some amazing raffle prizes! Come on down and support the cause!
To buid on Pink Sock Day and encourage boys from all College sporting teams to be a part of and support this cause, all students will be able to purchase pink sweatbands for $5 during Week 2. Boys will be able to wear these sweatbands during their fixture on Friday or Saturday of Week 2 only as a sign of appreciation and support to all the important women in their lives.
Ms Amanda Marocchi | Head of Year 8
WINTER SPORTS RESULTS
Click here for the results of last week's fixture against Hale School.
FIXTURE FOR THIS WEEK
Click here for this week's fixture against Aquinas College.
Mr Steve Leahy ('78) | Director of Sport
Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
FINAL DAYS - BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!!
MENTAL AS ANYTHING at THE CAMFIELD
- Saturday, 28 July (doors open from 6pm)
- The Camfield, 1 Roger Mckay Drive, Burswood
- Ticket price $55pp (includes house drink on arrival, musical performances by Trinity student bands & TOBA ALL STARS featuring Mod Squad, Slim Jim & PHATTS Inc and the J Babies)
- Food vendors available for purchase of food
- TOBA is hosting this event in support of TC Music
- Open to the whole TC community
This is not just an 'Old Boy' event and the whole TC community is invited, so feel free to bring partners, family, friends and work colleagues. Come along and remember the glory days of the 80's whilst listening to Mental as Anything, the TOBA All Stars Band (featuring members of the Mod Squad and Slim Jim), and of course a very special appearance by the TC Student Rock Band.
Booking via: https://www.trybooking.com/WHJF
Diane Miller | Executive Officer, Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
TRINITY FATHERS FOR OTHERS & DADS OF MERCEDES - SPIRIT NIGHT
Trinity Fathers for Others and the Dads of Mercedes are pleased to offer a special spirits tasting night at the Shoe that is managed by one of Trinity fathers Paul Higgins. This event will be a chance to meet with dads from both Trinity College and Mercedes College and to sample several types of spirits that will be available to buy at discounted prices. The cost is $22 and this will cover the cost of the tasty food platters that will be provided. Drinks can be purchased at the bar.
- The Shoe, Yagan Square
- Friday, 17 August at 6:30pm
- $22 per person. Very limited places left - don't miss out!
To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/47290383811
TC STUDENT IN MERCEDES COLLEGE PRODUCTION, THE ADDAMS FAMILY
SEEKING DONATIONS OF OLD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Borrowed Notes is a registered not-for-profit organisation that seeks donations of old, unused or simply unwanted musical instruments and gifts them on to disadvantaged children. We also provide, free of any cost, basic tuition on the instruments. Any musical instrument from a penny whistle to a piano can be donated. For more information, click here or visit the website: www.borrowednotes.org
COURAGE TO CARE EXHIBITION AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY
Courage to Care is a free, community outreach initiative that demonstrates to students the importance of standing up to bullying and prejudice wherever it occurs. The exhibition is a celebration of people who chose to stand up and confront injustice - ordinary people who were extraordinary in their bravery. All high schools are invited to bring student groups who will have a guided tour of the exhibition, hear a Holocaust survivor's positive story and take part in a facilitated workshop.
- The exhibition is free of charge
- 21 August to 5 September
- Venue: The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus
For further information, visit www.couragetocarewa.org or contact the program manager, Yael Jacobson on firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS AND TISC PRESENTATION
University Open Days are continuing over the next few weeks. University Open Days can play an important part of the decision process for next year. They are a great opportunity to visit the campus and talk to teachers and students in different facilities. Below are the dates for all upcoming Open Days in 2019. TISC will be presenting to Year 12 students in Week 3 about the process of applying for University study in 2019.
- Murdoch University: Saturday, 28 July at 10am-4pm
- Curtin University: Sunday, 29 July at 10am-4pm
- UWA: Sunday, 12 August at 10am-4pm
- ECU (Mount Lawley & WAAPA): Sunday, 12 August at 10am-3pm
- Notre Dame University: Sunday, 19 August
- CQ University: Thursday, 23 August at 4-7pm
Mr Russell Hinks | Careers Counsellor
TUITION FOR YEARS 7-12 & ATAR MASTER CLASSES FOR YEARS 11-12
The Academic Group is offering tuition for Years 7 to 12 and ATAR Master classes for students in Years 11 and 12 at various locations in Perth. For more information and to enrol online, visit the website: www.academicgroup.com.au or call 9314 9500.
ATAR AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MASTER CLASSES
ATarget is offering ATAR and Middle School Master Classes in Terms 3 and 4. Small groups, individual attention, subject revision and exam preparation. Mock and ATAR exam preparation. Enrol online at www.atarget.com.au or call 9486 1377.
RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA - PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ON MENTORING ADOLESCENTS
This is a course for teachers and others who work with adolescents. To read more information in the flyer, click here.
- Monday, 10 September
- Level 1, 22 Southport St, West Leederville
- $220, includes a light lunch
Places are limited so please book now, call 6164 0200.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
After the school holidays, would you like to spend a weekend away, just for you and your spouse? Then consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend where you will have the opportunity to reconnect, rekindle and refresh your relationship. Take time out of your busy schedule, to invest in your most precious asset...your Marriage! Attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has now been accredited for 6 hours ongoing formation for staff in Catholic Schools. We invite you to join us at the Atrium Resort, Mandurah on 27-29 July or 12-14 October. For information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 or email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au or vist the website: www.wwme.org.au
CITY TOYOTA - FREE EVENING TO SHARE BASIC MOTORING SKILLS
Parents and their P Plater child are welcome to attend this night of education and fun, aimed at the first time driver. It is a free session with supper and soft drinks provided, however the number of places are limited.
- Learn the basics: changing a tyre, jump start with a flat battery, check under bonnet fluid levels, check tyre pressures.
- Tuesday, 7 August
- RSVP essential to Sophie Mullane: email@example.com or call 1300 248 986
Any queries, please phone Sophie or Barry on 9221 0888.
TRINITY - SPRINTS & RELAYS
The coach from Let's Run Perth Running Club will teach your child running technique and posture for Sprints & Relays. Suitable for Year 4-9. Payment by bank transfer to Let's Run Perth.
- Every Thursday, 26 July- 13 September
- Mann Oval, Trinity College - meet near the cricket cage
- Early bird registration fee: $84/child (if paid by 25 July)
- Late registration fee: $94/child (if paid after 26 July)
To register, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/9VQjaHIakBBnZB3y1
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text: 0402 784 225. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letsrunperth/
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
MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS - FREE 2 WEEK TRIAL
ATI Martial Arts offers Taekwondo for Kids starting from 4 years and up, in two locations: Forster Park Hall, Cloverdale and Woodville Pavilion Hall, North Perth. For a free two week trial, call Anthony on 0402 144 018. Website: www.atimartialarts.com.au
Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 30 July 2018
Rose Chang and Diane Homsaney
Volunteers Wanted: If you or someone you know would like to volunteer in the canteen, please contact me on 0409 110 319 or email TCcanteen@trinity.wa.edu.au. We have had some new mums popping in to help out, which is greatly appreciated, and would love to see some more new faces even if you are only available for a short time or selected dates. Thank you.
Carol Watson | Canteen Manager