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TC Newsletter:
Volume 23 - August 3, 2018

From the Headmaster 


On Tuesday I sat in the College Chapel listening to Fr Oscar deliver yet another engaging homily to the assembled group of Year 11 students and some of their parents and teachers. In his own wonderful and inimitable manner, he spoke about the many ways in which we are each challenged to be the best possible versions of ourselves. He asked the young men present to be receptive to the positive messages that they received daily from home and school, and to reflect on the love of Jesus and the strength this can provide.

I sincerely hope that the message of valuing a life of service and the power that such a commitment can have impacted strongly with each of the young men present. Fr Oscar is a blessing to this College and a great model of leadership based upon service for all members of our community.

The Executive Director of Edmund Rice Education Australia, Dr Wayne Tinsey, also captured the importance of this notion in a letter he sent to all schools during last week when he wrote:
"Ours can be a culture where things can be valued over people, where having can be valued above giving and success can sometimes be limited to how much we accumulate. We want our students to be happy and experience inner peace. We must teach them, however, that happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed…lasting happiness is closer to contentment, peace of mind and freedom from anxiety, than it is to the always fleeting experience of physical pleasure."

The vision of Jesus promotes inclusion, service and compassionate engagement with the world.

What a wonderful affirmation of the lives of all people of goodwill who are committed to the service of others. As is often expressed at Trinity, our true purpose in life will only be revealed through what we do for others. The lasting happiness and fulfilment of a life spent in the service of others is as apparent as the futility of a self-absorbed existence.

There is tremendous power in little acts of goodness and service. I am privileged to witness that power every day in the way that parents interact with their sons, the way that parents choose to interact with the staff, the way that staff interact with the students and most importantly, the way that our young men interact with each other.

Mr Shaun Kenny | Acting Headmaster


Upcoming College Events


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


On Tuesday, 7 August, the College will gather for our annual NAIDOC assembly. This is our opportunity to acknowledge and thank those students with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage for the contribution that they make to the College.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


On Wednesday, 15 August at 8:40am the whole school will gather together for the Feast of the Assumption Mass in the College Sports Centre. All parents are warmly invited to join us for this Mass. 


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


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 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

College Calendar


Monday, 6 August

  • 9:00am Auxiliary Meeting
  • 3:20pm Mission & Identity Council Meeting
  • 5:30pm Board Meeting

Tuesday, 7 August 

  • 9:35am College Assembly (NAIDOC)
  • 5:30pm Parent Council Meeting

Thursday, 9 August

  • CC v TC
  • Australian Mathematics Competition

Friday, 10 August

  • 8:00am Mass
  • CC v TC
  • Cross Country All Schools 5km at GG
  • Year 8/9 Social with Perth College at PC

Saturday, 11 August

  • CC v TC
  • Cross Country Ray Brown 8km at Kings Park
  • Cross Country Windup 
  • Football Windup

Sunday, 12 August

  • Hockey Windup

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Junior School News 


Congratulations to our String Ensemble on their outstanding performance on Monday at the Catholic Performing Arts. The excellent comments and scores by the adjudicator were well deserved. Congratulations also to the Year 5 Cornet Quartet and Year 6 Trumpet ensembles. In the words of your trumpet teacher, “the Junior brass students smashed it today”. Next week, the Junior Vocal Ensemble perform in the Sacred Music choir section.

The second annual Primary Angelico Exhibition for visual arts is running as part of the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. Trinity has several entries in this competition. The students’ work can be viewed at the Forrest Centre between 6 August and 9 August, from 9am to 5pm each day. The following boys have their work exhibited Robbie Moschilla, Sam Periz, Will Sartor, Blake Kulenovic, Callum Bonwick, Parker MacDonald, Oliver Nguyen, Lewis Morabito, Oliver Gerbauer, Myles Guazzelli and Riley Gott. Congratulations to Riley Gott who is an award winner for his “Scary Tree” 3D model. Below are some of the artworks on display.


This afternoon, the Golden Heritage Club visited the Junior School to talk with the Year 6s. The Golden Heritage Club are Old Boys of the College and CBC Terrace who finished school over 50 years ago. It was a fantastic afternoon, with wonderful memories and stories being shared. We are also thankful that the gentlemen could stay, witness and take part in one of our unique TOBA Assemblies. Many thanks to Ms Diane Millar, Mr Peter Torre ('89), the Year 6 teachers for organising the day and to the Golden Heritage gentleman for giving of themselves so enthusiastically and the Year 6 boys who continue to conduct themselves so well as young Trinity men.


Last Friday, 29 Year 6 boys took part in the Astronomy Camp. The boys had a great time building rockets and doing a range of team games. Thank you to Mr Brennan, Mr O’Malley, Mrs du Toit, Miss Berini and Astronomy Teacher, Mr Cooper for supervising and running the camp. Thank you also to Year 10 student Sri Dharmapuri for organising the camp for the Year 6 boys.


On Monday, 23 July all the Year 4 boys went on an excursion to Fremantle for a HASS learning experience, visiting the WA shipwreck Museum and The Duyfken Replica before having a shared lunch and returning back to school. The boys loved the experience #tcspirit


The final fixture of the winter sports season is next week. Well done to all the boys on the way they have competed for their teams, and shown progress in their game play and skill level over the season. Thank you to all coaches involved for your time and dedication in developing the boys through sport, to Mr Thompson, who organises the teams each week and to the parents and grandparents who support the boys each week.


Monday, 6 August

  • Junior Vocal Ensemble CPAF - St Benedict's Church 10am

Tuesday, 7 August

  • Year 5/6 winter sports training
  • IPSHA Junior School Chess Day
  • NAIDOC Assembly 9:35am
  • Bishops' Religious Literacy Test for Year 5s

Thursday, 9 August

  • Year 4 Rugby Carnival
  • Sport v Christ Church

Friday, 10 August

  • Year 5 Green Mass
  • Catholic Performing Arts Assembly 2:20pm in Gibney Hall


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


Wow what a busy week we have had. Week 3 is almost over and the hard work from students continues! Our great teacher Mr Maxfield has properly returned, back on his feet and ready to teach many students. In 6 Green and 6 White there are chicks hatching! About 7 of the chicks have hatched. The two classes have learnt a lot and discovered how adorable the little birds are! We had our weekly Tuesday early morning sport training skipped for school photos. The students have been practicing their sport and Trinity is ready to blow Wesley away with our chants, teamwork and skills! Finally, on Friday had a group of wise men from The Golden Heritage Club come to visit us. These gentlemen have left Trinity over 50 years ago. The Year 6 classes asked them questions and they heard many responses that they didn't expect. These gentlemen also attended our TOBA Assembly. It has been a very busy week this week for the Year 6 classes and all of the student’s hard work is paying off. Hopefully we will have more hard work and exciting events in the future!

By Isaac Adamos (6W) and Virtue Ta (6W)

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Secondary School News  


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

Mr Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities  

College News


We invite Trinity College parents and carers to 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 topic is: Teenagers, alcohol and other drugs 2018: How much influence do parents really have?

  • Tuesday, 28 August 2018
  • 6:30pm for a 7pm start
  • Gibney Hall

Admission is free, but please book your place here:


Join the Trinity College Careers Facebook Page to receive updates on jobs and career related information:


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 


The transition to the Canteen becoming ‘cashless’ in 2019 is commencing next week. As of Monday and until the end of the year, the Canteen will be operating only one cash register and all students will be encouraged to use their card to pay for Canteen items. To assist this transition, parents should look at the cash limit amounts on their child’s card and recharge if required to enable them to use this at the Canteen. If any students have lost or broken their card, for the month of August, they may receive one free card from IT Support.

To increase the daily spend limit on your son's student card please follow the steps here:


We now have in stock a luggage strap in Trinity colours. This can be used on tours or as a gift for your graduating son. The luggage strap is $18.00. A new, past student tie is a lovely gift for all old boys of Trinity College, with a cost price of $25.00. We also have a rain, waterproof jacket for $28.00. 

The Uniform Shop open hours during term are: 

  • Every Tuesday 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Every Friday 7:30am to 1:30pm

Please call into the Uniform Shop for any uniform requirements. 

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 to the Road Closures page, which currently details information regarding road closures on Sunday, 5 August

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Inclusive Education


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



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.


Saturday, 28 July saw Trinity College embrace its third Pink Sock Day to raise funds and awareness for women’s health and in particular, the McGrath Foundation. The Foundation's aim is to place Breast Care Nurses in communities all around Australia. By senior sport teams donning the pink socks, we were able to raise an amazing $3102.15 to support the McGrath Foundation's cause.

Continuing on from previous years' success, the event saw all 1st teams players representing the College on Saturday morning, wearing pink socks. This year, the boys also took the opportunity to give a special female in their lives a pink gerbera as a sign of appreciation and thanks for the support and love they continually offer. This was a small token to say thank you to our female role models for all that they do. Whilst the desired result of a win for some of our sporting teams was not achieved, Pink Sock Day offered a special perspective, reminding our boys of the hardships that are present in life, which are larger than any game of sport played on a Saturday morning.

A special thank you must go out to the 1st Team Managers for making this event happen, Mrs Candice Brown for her work with the Rugby club and all the Rugby parents who organised the unbelievable transformation of the pavilion and Waterford.

Finally, a big thank you to all boys, parents, coaches, managers, Aquinas College and the wider Trinity community for becoming incredibly involved and donating so generously to the great cause. Through your efforts, the event has become a success and certainly one which I look forward to seeing become bigger and better in the years to come.

Through Pink Sock Day we hope to support women’s health, focusing on our mothers and all the women who encourage us through school and life in general. At the same time, we aim to educate our young Trinity men to demonstrate a greater awareness and appreciation towards women’s health. Most importantly we aim to raise money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia.” – Lochie Taylor (‘16)

Ms Amanda Marocchi | Head of Year 8 


Click here for the results of last week's fixture against Aquinas College.


Click here for this week's fixture against Wesley College. 

Mr Steve Leahy ('78) | Director of Sport

Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association


Golden Heritage Club members (past students that left the College 50+ years ago), were invited 'Back to the Classroom' to be interviewed by Year 6 students. Old Boys enjoyed sharing their knowledge and stories of what school was like ‘back in the day’. After the interviews, the conversation continued over afternoon tea where students looked after their new buddies.

Many thanks to our wonderful Old Boys who attended, the Year 6 students, Head of Junior School Mr Martin Tucker ('87), Junior School teachers; Miss Natalie Kenny, Mr Tony Maxfield ('79) and Mr James Quin for embracing this most enjoyable event. 


On Saturday, 28 July, TOBA’s inaugural music night in support of TC Music was a roaring success! Tim McLernon (’90) and Saul Brockwell (’96) made sure the Camfield was set up for the big gig for the expected crowd of 400. Doc Braham, Kimberley Lloyd and Russell Prior had the four TC rock bands primed and ready to open the night: Flower Power, The Jeremy’s, Loud Division and the Year 9 Rock Band kicked off the night with 75 minutes of rock and roll. There was some serious talent on display and they had the crowd on their feet as their set came to a close.

The crowd was then treated to the TOBA All-Stars band made up of members of Mod Squad and Slim Jim, notably Ian Falk (’84)Jamie Mercanti (’80), Dave Thomas (’85), Steven Spiers (’85) and TC staff member Daniel Hart. The crowd were dancing and singing for the next 90 minutes and were treated to hit after hit. Somehow Ian Falk (’84) combined a Doors song and In Nomine Domini to close out the set.

As the clock hit 10:15pm, the headline act Mental as Anything jumped up on stage and got the crowd back on their feet with ‘Too Many Times’ and then rolled through their greatest hits with ‘Mr Natural’, ‘The Nips are getting Bigger’, ‘If you leave can I come too’ and their Number One hit from 1985 ‘Live it up’.

All in all it was a great night for the whole community with the crowd having a great night and funds raised for Trinity Music.  

Diane Miller | Executive Officer, Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association

Celebrating 125 Years

In 2019, Trinity College, formerly CBC Perth, will be celebrating our 125th anniversary. We’re excited to share some of the highlights from the last 125 years. 

Today we take you back to 1899 - the inaugural year of the Head of the River Regatta. It was in 1899 that the Headmasters of the four secondary Colleges for boys - CBC Perth, Alexander Scotch College (now Scotch College), The High School (now Hale School) and St Peter's College in Fremantle staged the first rowing regatta on the Swan River for schoolboy crews. The boys rowed for the Challenge Cup, also known as the Headmasters' Cup. The event has become one of the biggest events on the PSA calendar and is now called the Head of the River.

Community News 


To celebrate the recent opening of the Matagarup Bridge, Activate Perth has developed an interactive art trail experience for people walking to and from the city to Optus Stadium. The Activated ArtWalk is being launched this weekend on Derby Day, Sunday, 5 August. Using the EyeJack app, the Activated ArtWalk allows you to experience the convergence of art, animation and augmented reality (AR) by simply using your mobile and walking from the Forest Place iCentre, down Hay Street to the Matagarup Bridge in East Perth. Trinity College has two pieces of art on our fences on Nelson Avenue. One outside the Cultural Centre and the other on the College tennis court fence. 

How to participate in the FREE Activated ArtWalk:

  1. Download the EyeJack app from the App Store or Google Play (it’s FREE!)
  2. Once installed on your smartphone or tablet device, open the EyeJack app and find the Activated ArtWalk (Perth) event to download the event pack (approx. 120Mb)
  3. Need to know where to go? Download the ArtWalk route map and start walking! Visit: 
  4. Look out for the pavement stickers along the route to indicate where the activated artworks are located
  5. When you come across an activated artwork hit the ‘Launch AR’ button in the EyeJack event to view the artwork in all its activated, animated, augmented reality glory (and make sure your phone is not on silent!)

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: 


Purchase before Friday, 24 August and WIN! - 2 tickets to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Mozart & Dvorak (1 September 2018) & 4 tickets to the Hangout Rock Climbing for the Kids! Support the Trinity 2019 Europe Music Tour by purchasing here:


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:


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 or contact the program manager, Yael Jacobson on 


Scheduled to open in Spring 2018, the new DFO near Perth Airport will open over 100 new stores. They are looking for over 600 new employees to start work in the coming months. On Wednesday, 8 August, DFO is holding a Job Fair where students can meet with potential employers. There are general entry positions available for people who don’t have retail experience. DFO has asked people to being along copies of their resume and dress to impress. The website below allows you to register for more information and select the stores that you are interested in applying for.


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. 

  • 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


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: or call 9314 9500


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 or call 9486 1377


Parenting workshops at West Leederville branch in August 2018: 

  • Emotion Coaching: Tuesday, 7 August. 6:30pm-9pm. $30 per person.
  • Building Stronger Families (6 sessions): Thursday, 9 August to 13 September. 6:30pm-9pm. $80 single parent family / $120 two parent. 
  • Dads Raising Girls: Tuesday, 14 August. 6:30pm-9pm. $30 per person. 
  • Parent Child Connection (4 sessions): Tuesday, 21 August to 11 September. 6:30pm-9pm. $50pp/$75pc.
  • Parent Teen Connection: Saturday, 18 August. 9:30am-4:30pm. $50pp/$75pc. 

For more information, visit: or call 1300 364 277


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: or vist the website:


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
  • 6:00-8:00pm
  • RSVP essential to Sophie Mullane: or call 1300 248 986

Any queries, please phone Sophie or Barry on 9221 0888. 


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: 


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: 



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Canteen Roster

Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 4th August 2018


Margaret Vidotto


Caroline Smith, Tania Franse


Rose Chang 


Ly San


Aini Saiman and Daphne Chong

Volunteers Wanted: If you or someone you know would like to volunteer in the canteen, please contact me on 0409 110 319 or email 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. It is also an opportunity to socialise and have a proper coffee. Thank you.

Carol Watson | Canteen Manager 

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