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TC Newsletter:
Volume 23 - August 4, 2017

From the Headmaster

Last Tuesday night a large number of parents came and listened to Paul Dillon give a talk on Teens, parties and alcohol: A practical guide to keeping your child safe. Towards the end of his talk Paul gave 5 tips for parents around parties and gatherings to keep your teen safe:
  • know where your child is and who they're with
  • always call the host parents
  • create rules around parties early
  • make consequences of breaking rules clear and stick to them
  • if they don't like the rules, they're most probably perfect!

These tips and other important information from Paul’s talk can be found at this link  I also thank the Parent council who hosted this event.


Next Tuesday, 8 August, the College will gather together for our annual NAIDOC assembly. This is our opportunity to acknowledge and thank those students with ties to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage for the contribution that they make to the College. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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. 


With one final fixture against Scotch College next weekend, it means that the Winter Season is drawing to a close.  I am aware that all sports are organising a wind-up and trophy presentation event and I thank the coaches and the organising committees for their efforts in this area. I take this opportunity to remind all students and parents that any “afters” which may be organised are NOT sanctioned by the school and that there is no supervision provided at these events by the College. In the past we have had experiences where these have attracted an unwarranted element and our students have been hurt.  Please support one another and say NO to either organising them or allowing your son to attend.



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Upcoming Events

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


This morning, 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 morning, with wonderful memories and stories being shared. Many thanks to Ms Di 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.


This week, the Year 5s and 6s String Ensemble represented Trinity at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. Over 30 boys performed to their best and the judge’s critique reflected this. Well done to all the boys. Next week the Junior Vocal Ensemble will be performing on Tuesday.

A & D Grade Teams
B & C Grade Teams
Congratulations to the boys who represented Trinity at the Primary Schools' Chess Competition this week. A good time was had by all boys. Results are below:
A Grade - won 2nd
B Grade - won 'Endevour' award for being polite and helpful
C Grade - won 3rd

Congratulations to the A Grade Football team on the way they represented Trinity in the Ian MacRae Cup against Aquinas yesterday. The boys were determined to give their best and we are proud of the way they played as a team. Thank you also to the many parents who supported the boys yesterday. 


Congratulations to the Year 4 boys on a fabulous effort during the rugby carnival yesterday. They had a great time playing rugby with Aquinas at Waterford despite the rain. Well done and thanks to Mr Thompson for your organisation.


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 and to the parents and grandparents who support the boys each week.

Monday, 7 August
  • African Beat Incursion
Tuesday, 8 August
  • Year 5 and 6 Winter sport training 7:30/8am
  • NAIDOC College Assembly at 9:35am
  • Junior Vocal Ensemble at Catholic Performing Arts commecning at 1pm
Thursday, 10 August
  • Sport v Scotch
Friday, 11 August
  • Year 6 Incursion - "Becoming a Man"
  • Bishop's Religious Literacy Test for Year 5s
  • TOBA Assembly commencing at 2:20pm

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


On Monday, four Year 6s and four Year 4s went to the chess tournament at the school Our Lady of Grace. The boys had a great time and did well.
On Thursday, Trinity and Aquinas battled it out for the Ian MacRae Cup. We fought hard but Aquinas managed to win with great sportsmanship by both schools. Good job boys!
On Friday, the Year 6s interviewed the Golden Heritage Old Boys. Golden Heritage members are Old Boys that graduated from Trinity/CBC over fifty years ago. We interviewed them and learnt a lot from them. After the interview we had morning tea.

Nathan Tobin (6B) and Pietro Mafrica (6G)

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College News

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
  • The uniform shop is open Tuesdays 7:30am – 4:30pm and Fridays 7:30am – 1:30pm. 
  • 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! Free deliverey is now available for orders ordered before August, 31


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! 



Only two weeks to go! A reminder that the Presentation Evening is fast approaching. 

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

More information is available on the Trinity College friends of Soccer website

Raffle Hamper Details 

I am also seeking donations suitable for Hampers to raffle during the night. Proceeds will go to help raising future Trinity College soccer stars. If you have any items you wish to donate please drop them off to Student Services, alternatively they can be given to me any time before Monday, 14 August


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 | 1st XI 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 Won
2nd XI Won
3rd XI Won
4th XI No Game
5th XI No Game
10A Won
10B Won
10C No Game
10D No Game
9A Won
9B Won
9C Won
8A Won
8B Won
8C Lost to Christchurch 9D
8D Won
7A Won
7B Won
7C Drew
7D Lost
Team Result
1st XVIII Won
2nd XVIII Won
3rd XVIII Lost to Aquinas
4th XVIII Lost to Hale
10A Won
10B No Game
9A Won
9B Lost
8A Lost
8B Lost
7/8C Lost to Scotch
7A Won
7B Won
Team Result
1st XI Won
2nd XI Lost
9A Drew
8A Lost
7/8B No Game
7A Won
Team Result
1st XV Won
2nd XV Lost
10 Lost
9 Won
8 Lost
7 Won
Cross Country
Team Result
Senior School Finished 3rd
Middle School Finished 2nd
Team Result
1st VI Won
2nd VI Won
3rd VI Won
4th VI Lost to Scotch
5th VI Won against Scotch
6th VI Lost to Scotch
9A Lost to Aquinas
9B Lost to Aquinas

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Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association

Golden Heritage Club members (past students that left the College 50+ years ago), were invited ‘Back to the Classroom’ this week to be interviewed by Year 6 students. 
Students were delighted with stories from ‘back in the day’ and had pleasure in looking after ‘their’ Old Boy at morning tea. They will now write letters about the morning and what they have learnt and send to their new buddies. Many thanks to attending Old Boys, 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.  
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, 7 August 2017


Michelle Fornasier, Jennifer Neal, Denise Williams and Rose Chang


Jillian Gorski, Melissa Townsend, Marion Gismonde and Vanessa Farrell


Samantha Bruest, Cathy Howard and Rose Chang


Claire Parslow and Sonya Mahoney


Kerry Morecombe, Lisa Battalis, Tracey Pola and Lisa Allen

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

Community News


Boys are awesome. They’re also exhausting, challenging and can be difficult to manage at times.
The key to raising a happy, confident and balanced boy is to understand what makes him tick. Our Parenting Boys online course delves into the minds of boys; exploring emotions, behaviour, organisation, learning, communication and sexuality.  From pre-school through to teens, this course empowers parents to be one step ahead with practical tools and strategies to assist in raising happy sons to become fine young men. The three-week course will address:

  • The psychology of boys
  • The development and physiology
    of boys from pre-school to teens
  • Communicating with boys
  • and a lot more

The course starts Friday, 15 August 2017. For more information please visit the Parenting Ideas website via this link

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. 


David is a qualified and experienced Secondary Mathematics teacher who specialised in tutoring students at Primary school level for all years and in particular preparing students for Secondary school Mathematics. For more information you can contact David on 0414 644 952 or email 


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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