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Volume 25  August 16, 2019


From the Principal 

NAIDOC Assembly

At our College Assembly on Tuesday morning (13 August), we gathered as a College community to acknowledge and enjoy our NAIDOC celebrations. Joined by a large number of parents and families, our assembly provided us with a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our wider society and more importantly those within our own College community. We enjoyed the chance to hear from our students, past and present, as they shared in prayer, music, story and dance; their culture, traditions and history.

We were blessed to have some of our own talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students present at our assembly. Former student and current Police Cadet, Connor Brahim (’15) was our guest speaker and he was also joined by student mentor, Ben McGuire (’17) who gave our ‘Acknowledgement of Country’. Some of our Year 7-10 boys played an original piece on the Didge and Beat box, and talented Year 10 student Rory Charles (10.2) was joined by two of his cousins from the Derby region to perform Junba - a form of storytelling through traditional song and dance. Year 10 student Nehemiah Reuben (10.8) then performed a beautiful song supported by members of the Diversity Band, and then a large group of students performed an Aboriginal cultural dance that was choreographed by former student Ben McGuire ('17) with the assistance of Year 11 student Brendan Bin Omar (11.1). In closing, Year 10 student Jeffrey Farrell (10.4) acknowledged the many supporters of our Aboriginal Program and thanked the many people who assisted with our NAIDOC Assembly, making special note of Ms Karrene McLernon and Mr Gary Malarkey for the wonderful work they do. 

The national NAIDOC theme this year was Voice, Treaty, Truth ‘Let’s work together for a shared future’. All Australians are invited to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a movement that seeks a better future. In particular, there exists a clear call to hear the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at all levels of our communities and wider society. Voice, Treaty, Truth were three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which emerged from generations of consultation and discussions among Indigenous people.

Given the current discussions about legislative and political reforms around our Australian Constitution, this is considered as a unique time to hear this nation’s Indigenous voice with 2019 being celebrated as the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. The NAIDOC theme acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy and increasingly seek to be heard. The NAIDOC theme also emphasises that the history of our First Peoples is the history of all of us, of all of Australia – hearing this history is necessary before we can come to some true reconciliation, some genuine healing for both sides. In hearing the voices, it is hoped that we can move forward together.

This speaks of inclusivity and respect for all people. In addressing the assembly, I chose to focus on the theme of inclusivity and the efforts of our own College Community to be welcoming.

“… As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition, Trinity College has at the very core of our mission, a call to be inclusive of every person.  Being an Inclusive Community is one of our four Touchstones.  Our Trinity community is challenged to be accepting and welcoming; to foster respectful and right relationships; and to seek the good for all.

Our spirit of inclusivity challenges us to welcome everyone – regardless of background, ability, religion, appearance or needs. We are challenged to be part of an inclusive College Community, where we appreciate and celebrate diversity and…. to be a safe place where every person is known and belongs… and where voices can be heard.  As the Principal of this College, it is our capacity to be inclusive and welcoming of others that makes me particularly proud.

I am proud of the inclusive nature of our school – the manner in which students of all abilities, beliefs, cultural backgrounds and diverse needs, are very much part of our community …  a community that recognises the value and dignity of each and every person, and that respects their family story and culture. Our wonderful NAIDOC celebrations certainly helps illustrate this point.

I am proud of the well-earned and much deserved reputation that our College has for the way in which it works with, and for, those students with additional needs. This is a truly inclusive model that moves beyond just tolerance or acceptance. Rather, this is about being supportive and encouraging. It is about personal achievement, and the celebration of those achievements.

I am proud of our high achievers, those boys who strive for and achieve excellence in so many aspects of school life … and I am equally proud of those students who quietly strive to achieve their own personal best or who overcome their own personal struggles to be valued members of our College community.

I am proud of our staff and their willingness to go ‘above and beyond’ in providing genuine care, guidance, counselling, teaching, coaching and tutoring for our boys. This is where real relationships are built, where community grows and where inclusivity and welcome are actually demonstrated and lived.

Over many years, Trinity College has shown a real commitment to providing opportunities for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. They have proudly taken their place in the wider community due, in some part, to the educational experience that they have received at Trinity.

Today, at Trinity College, we are still very blessed to have amongst us many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys.  We thank them for sharing their culture, their talents, their knowledge, their leadership and their voices.  Together we must continue to hear the voices of all people as this points to being truly inclusive. …”

Live Jesus in our hearts
 
Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal

College Events

NAIDOC WEEK SAND MURAL

This week, 10 of our Indigenous students created this beautiful sand mural outside of the Sports Centre. Each circle represents the regions and land of their homes, and each of the boys incorporated symbols to represent their lands, animals, waterways and spirits.

The Trinity Crowns show the connection between the College community and their lands. The colours used in the mural are representative of the following:

Orange: the Kimberley (kakardi) boab tree and the owl 
Brown: the Wangi Marlu
Red: the Pilbara bungara
Yellow: the Yamatji yellow biddi 
Blue: the Tiwi and Coori (turtle) kendabal
Black: the Nyoongar (snake) Waagal

The students are proud to have created this on their own, with some assistance from Trinity family members Jeffrey Farrell Sr and Norman Hansen. A big thank you to the Trinity Grounds Staff for helping to make this possible!

PARENT COUNCIL 

On Tuesday evening of this week, we held the AGM of the College Parent Council. On behalf of the College, I would like to sincerely thank the following outgoing parents for their time and dedicated service to the Council;

Mr Leon Jennings (outgoing Chair), Mrs Cate Bertram (outgoing Treasurer), Mr Nathan White and Mr Terry Dillon.

We welcome new member, Ms Tina Wheatley, to the Council.

I would also like to congratulate the following parents who have agreed to take up formal roles with the Council for the 2019/2020 year;

  • Chair: Mrs Nancy Siciliano
  • Deputy Chair: Mrs Caterina Carcich
  • Secretary: Mrs Beverly Martinez
  • Treasurer: Ms Tina Wheatley
  • Parent Ball Co-Ordinator: Mrs Michelle Rapkoch
  • Trinity Fathers For Others Representative: Mr David Wilkins 

I look forward to continuing to work with this dedicated group of parents as we aim to build community here at Trinity.

Peter Norman | Vice Principal 

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR YEAR 5, 2020

Due to strong interest it has been decided to increase the number of Year five students for year 2020. Enrolments and enquiries can be further discussed with our Registrars via registrar@trinity.wa.edu.au or 9223 8120. 

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College Calendar

TERM 3, WEEK 4

Monday, 19 August

  • Book Week
  • Year 12 Outdoor Ed Camp
  • Athletics Season Commences
  • Secondary Angelico Art Exhibition
  • Year 10 Construction & Training Fund Excursion
  • Year 11 Geography Excursion

Tuesday, 20 August

  • Book Week
  • 9:35am Secondary Assembly (Winter Sport)
  • Angelico Art Exhibition Opening

Thursday, 22 August

  • Book Week
  • CPAF Percussion Solo/Duets
  • TC v CC
  • Year 11 Biology Excursion

Friday, 23 August

  • 8:00am Mass
  • TC v CC
  • WA Volleyball Schools Cup
  • CPAF Percussion Solo/Duets
  • Fun Run for India
  • PSA Surfing
  • Soccer Windup

Saturday, 24 August

  • WA Schools Guitar Ensemble Festival
  • Football Windup

Parent Calendarhttps://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/calendar/

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Junior School News

CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

This week the Junior String Ensemble and two smaller String groups represented Trinity at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. The boys played beautifully and received some excellent feedback from the adjudicator. Next week the Junior Vocal Ensemble will perform in the Sacred Music category on Monday. On Tuesday evening, the Presentations for the Angelico Visual Arts Exhibition will take place. On Thursday evening, the Boys in Groove will be performing their dance routine at the Perth Convention Centre.

PARENT LIAISON MEETING

Thankyou to the parents who attended the Parent Liaison Meeting this week. Thank you also to Mr Anthony Byrne and Mr Dave Allen who came to answer any questions parents had about student life in the Secondary School.

NAIDOC ASSEMBLY

The NAIDOC College Assembly is always a highlight for all boys at Trinity. This year was particularly special for the Junior School as 4 boys took part in the dance. It was a fantastic performance by Juwane Miller (4G), Judd McCartney (6G), Zander McCartney (5GD) and David Shanahan (5B).

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Milan Sertorio (4W) who recently made his First Holy Communion at the Church of Our Lady's Assumption, Dianella. 

WINTER SPORT

The winter sport season for this year is officially over. Thank you to Mr Luke Thompson for co-ordinating the season and to all the coaches involved for their time and effort in assisting the boys to develop their skills and team play. Thank you also to the parents and grandparents who support the boys each week. We now move into athletics season.

IAN MACRAE CUP

The Ian MacRae Cup is named after the former Head of Junior School at both Aquinas and Trinity College.

Congratulations to our 'A's Football team on the way they represented true ‘TC Spirit’ against Aquinas yesterday. Captain Jack Clarey (6B) and Vice-Captain Ben Muller (6W) lead the team from start to finish. All the boys fought hard and played well as a team in an exciting game. The boys were up for the challenge and determined to give their best at all times.

Trinity was victorious over Aquinas with a score of 62 to 29 and the Ian MacRae Cup has returned to the Junior School for this year. Many thanks to Mr O’Neill, Mr Tucker, Mr Thompson and the parents who supported the boys. Well done! 

RUGBY CARNIVAL 

The Year Four boys played their annual rugby carnival at Waterford this afternoon. The weather was wonderful and the boys thoroughly enjoyed testing their newly found rugby skills. We had a team of referees from the Western Force blowing the game.

BOOK WEEK

Next week is Book Week. The theme of Book Week this year is Reading is my Secret Power. All boys are invited to use this theme as an inspiration for their dress-up. A parade of all the costumes will take place first thing Wednesday morning in the Junior School Assembly Area.

Also, next week, the Junior School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the library. The boys will be able to order and purchase books before and after school, commencing on Tuesday, 20 August. We look forward to celebrating Children’s Book Week.

GOLDEN HERITAGE 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. The members of the Golden Heritage are also invited to attend the Junior School TOBA Assembly. It is a fantastic day for all participants. 

DATES TO REMEMBER 
Monday, 19 August 
  • Junior Vocal Ensemble at CPAF - St Benedict's Ardross (10am)
Tuesday, 20 August 
  • IPSHA Chess Day
Wednesday, 21 August  
  • Book Week Parade (8:40am)
Thursday, 22 August
  • Boys in Groove at CPAF - Perth Convention Centre (6:30pm)
Friday, 23 August
  • Daffodil Day
  • TOBA "Golden Heritage" Assembly in Gibney Hall (2:20pm)


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

SCIENCE WEEK

The boys in the Junior School enjoyed some very “cool” science experiments to celebrate Science Week. On Wednesday, the boys experimented with dry ice in water and enjoyed seeing what happened when detergent and food dye were added! 

The boys also made catapults, with some students involving their Dads and friends at home. It was a super exciting day but then all Science classes in our STEM room are awesome.

Ms Stacey Turich | Junior School Science Teacher

PREFECTS' CORNER

Week 4 has been very busy. On Monday and Wednesday we had Junior School music video recordings. String ensemble had their Catholic Performing Arts on Monday. Everyone gave their best performance.

On Tuesday the Junior School had their sports training in the morning and then the whole school attended NAIDOC assembly.

On Thursday the boys attended the Mass of the Feast of The Assumption and their last sports session for the season against Aquinas. Plus, the footy boys won the Ian MaCrae Cup! Well done boys and Mr O’Malley, their Super-Coach! A reminder that next Thursday BIG boys need to meet at the gates between 7:30am and 8:00am to go on a bus to CPAF.

Friday started with the 4W class Mass and ended with the 5G assembly that all the boys enjoyed!

Finn Stenning-Alexander (6B) and Aarav Bhandari (6W)

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Secondary School News

Photograph credit: Winkipop Media
CONGRATULATIONS

Our Imperium XIX dance group are officially the WA Regional Story of the Year winners for Wakakirri for their piece on Gallipoli! They also won 'Best Minimalist Story Award', 'Best Public Speaking Award' and 'Best Minimal Use of Sets, Props & Costumes" awards. Fantastic results!

Comments from the Panel were that it was "a moving, poignant and creative story enhanced by the use of spoken word, well chosen soundtrack and visuals. Your choreography matched your story well and was dynamic, showing both sensitivity and drama."

PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION AWARDS 
1 Selection: Excellent Group Dance
2 Selection: Excellent Soundtrack Mix
3 Selection: Excellent Staging - Combination of all Aspects
4 Selection: Excellent Performance Teamwork
5 Selection: Excellent Construction and Clarity

STORY AWARD 
1 Selection: Best Minimalist Story

ROBOCUP 

Congratulations to our students that represented the College in this year's RoboCup Junior Australia competition at Curtin Stadium over the weekend. , Nathan DeFoneska (10.7), Aaron Seth (10.5) and Jayden Nguyen (10.2) placed 7th in the State Finals for the Secondary Search and Rescue Competition (mirroring real-life use of robots to rescue people from life-threatening situations) – a fantastic achievement!

BARBERSHOP MUSIC INCURSION

The Music Department was privileged to host the world-leading male barbershop quartet, The Newfangled Four, for a workshop in the Braham Auditorium. Organised by Trinity oboe teacher and barbershop singer, Mr Nicholas Schurmann, the Newfangled Four delighted the boys and several other visiting schools with their quality singing and engaging style. The students were put through their paces learning new repertoire and how to sing in the barbershop style. An inspiring two hours of singing. The Newfangled Four perform this Saturday night at the State Theatre and tickets can be purchased here.

Dr Rob Braham | Director of Music

Round 1 winners James Cridland and Myles Brown
HUMANITIES WEEK 

Last week Trinity College celebrated Humanities Week with some fun filled activities such as the Jigsaw Challenge, spot quizzes with yummy prizes and Wow Wednesday. The Humanities teachers were ‘wowed’ by the numerous students who visited the Humanities Office to tell us their interesting historical fact. It was delightful to see so many students, particularly Year 7s, become involved and enjoy the activities offered. Round 1 Jigsaw Challenge winners were Myles Brown (9.5) and James Cridland (9.5), and Round 2 winners were James Cridland (9.5) and John Carroll (9.2). The Humanities Learning Area will be holding a ‘Day for Humanity’ later in the term. College Prefects will provide details of this event in the days ahead. 

Sonia Scordo | Humanities Teacher  

YEAR 10 EMMAUS RETREAT

Last week on Wednesday, 7 August, the Year 10 cohort experienced the Emmaus Retreat. All eight Pastoral Care Groups travelled to different venues where the day was then spent reflecting upon and getting a greater appreciation of what it means to be a leader in role modelling the Catholic ethos of the College.

The name of the retreat, Emmaus, comes from the scripture passage (Luke 24:13-35) wherein two of Jesus’ disciples fail to recognise him while they journey to the town Emmaus. It is not until the disciples invite Jesus to have dinner with them and He breaks the bread that they realise they are in the presence of Jesus, the risen Lord. The Emmaus Retreat allows us to rediscover Christ around us in our lives and to gain an understanding of God’s transforming grace.

The day commenced out with a few quick and fun ice-breaker games that allowed us to be comfortable in sharing with each other and to be confident in breaking out of our friendship groups. Following this, we all gathered into a circle and participated in our next activity, called the “Fish Bowl”, an activity designed to allow us to experience others journey’s and acknowledge the wonderful similarities and differences amongst us.

After morning tea, we were led on an activity by our director, Mr Ross Jacobs, which required us to listen to the story of Tommy, a disbelieving young man who was diagnosed with cancer and had accepted death and had told his loved ones what they really meant to him. This provided a great opportunity for us to think about how we can enhance the way we demonstrate love for others and where we could find God in our own lives. After sharing what Tom’s story meant to us, we began the next activity, this one being based on trust. Overcoming considerable risk and difficulty we came together as a team through cooperation and communication and grew together as a group in doing so.

Later in the day, we were instructed to draw a road of our lives from when we were born to the current point in our lives. This task was very personal and required us to really reflect on the ups and downs of our lives so far and why they are so significant to us and how they have shaped us. When we had completed the drawings, we then split up into small groups and shared with each other our roads and the experiences we have had in life.

A small group Mass with enthusiastic singing from all was the climax of a highly worthwhile day where we all benefitted from taking the time to appreciate our blessings and show our appreciation for Jesus and those in our lives who love and care deeply for us.

Thank you to Ms West, the Campus Ministry Directors, Mr Jenkin and our PCG teachers for organising and facilitating the wonderful retreat.

Eli Loveland (10.5) and Harley Jennings (10.5)

ANTIPODEANS TREK AND TRAVEL DAY 

On Sunday the students who are setting off on the Antipodeans Service Expedition to Northern and Laos at the end of the year had their first training day. The Trek and Travel Day was one where the boys began to learn some of the risk management strategies they will need whilst overseas. They started the day at Kings Park with the aim of visiting three landmarks around the city, using public transport as a group, walking between 8-10 km and climbing either the DNA Tower or Jacobs Ladder. Whilst this was happening they practised leading the group, what to do if they lost their passport and how to keep the group together whilst trekking and exploring new cities. The boys also met their leader for the expedition and spent time getting to know each other. It was an informative day with lots of fun along the way.

Thank you to the teaching staff – Mr Mark Dodd (Science Teacher); Ms Su-fen Chung (Head of English); and Mr Testa (Head of Year) for joining us on the day. 

GUYS READ

This week Mr Ray Kosovich (Acting Director of Christian Service) joined a Year 9 class for their fortnightly reading session. He spoke about his life-long love of reading which he firmly attributes to his Year 8 friend Graham, who not only taught him how to kick a footy, but got him interested in reading! Mr Kosovich is a Scientist and Maths teacher originally who loves autobiographies and biographies – and once he started reading these he was completely hooked. He likes that these are real life stories about people and will read a number of different biographies on the same person to get the ‘whole picture’ of that person. Whilst he was in the library Mr Kosovich was reading “Purple Heart” by Matthew Pavlich. He also brought in some of his other favourites to show the boys, including biographies on: Nikola Tesla; Albert Einstein; Lee Iacocca; Ron Barassi; and Edmund Rice. 

Thank you for taking the time out to read with us. 

TCEC TURTLE

Work has begun on the Year 7 TCEC recycled Turtle for the upcoming sculpture competition. The boys will be working on this over the next few to ensure it is ready to be installed in time. We have had a number of donations of plastic lids from the College Community as well as a large number from Greenbatch who we send our plastic bottles to for recycling. The boys had a great time getting hands on with Papier Mache made from recycled newspapers. The big topic of conversation was what would we name the turtle once it is complete.

Thank you to Mr Paul Van Vliet for helping to weld the frame for us. 

Alison Mackenzie | Head of Library Services  

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College News

COLLEGE AUXILIARY MORNING TEA 

This morning, we were delighted to welcome many members of the TC community to the College for the Annual Auxiliary Morning Tea! It was a lovely event and we thank Fiona Bennett from Relationships Australia for joining us as the guest speaker, the Auxiliary, sponsors, parents, staff and all who contributed to the success of this event. We hope to see you all again next year! 

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION  

On Thursday morning we gathered as a College community to celebrate Mass. The Feast of the Assumption celebrates the belief that the body and soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary was taken into heaven after the end of her earthly life. Mary is seen as the first disciple of Jesus and a model for all disciples. Today we reflect on the hope that just as Mary, Mother of God and Queen of Peace was assumed into heaven, so we shall be united with God after death.

I would like to thank Fr Roy Pereira for his words of encouragement and wisdom for our students. To our Special Ministers of the Eucharist, our readers, boys taking up the offertory, our reverent altar servers, the ever-talented chorale, our groundsman and staff who helped set up, and to staff and students who participated in this special celebration. Thank you! 

Rosa West | Director of Campus Ministry

FUN RUN

Please be aware that your son will be bringing home a brightly coloured Fun Run for India Sponsorship Form this week. The forms were given out during PCG on Tuesday. It is important that the boys make an effort to ask friends and family to sponsor them before the fun run on Friday, 23 August. It is a whole high school event. We need everyone to be actively involved in collecting money and participating fully in the day. Please give this event your full support. This is one of our major fundraising opportunities to support the projects in India which rely on our donations. Over the years, the funds raised have been used to build school and accommodation for students with severe disabilities at MITHRA, provide education for the children of tribal families in Gujarat, enable blankets and food to be given to homeless people in the railway stations in Kolkata, and countless other projects that Edmund Rice schools in India undertake to help the most destitute of people.

If every student was to raise $30, then we would raise over $30,000, which will be taken to India with our Pilgrims. 

Thank you. Mr Ray Kosovich | Acting Director of Christian Service

PARKING AND ROAD RULES REMINDER

When entering the College in a vehicle to either visit someone or to pick up or drop your son off there are a number of things to consider: 

  • The speed humps are there to remind all of us to slow down in the college grounds; this is for our students protection;
  • Crosswalks are provided to give safe passage across the road; 
  • The roundabout helps you to stay on the move if you need to wait for your son/s that little bit longer; and
  • The ten minute drop off zones are there for the convenience of those persons who need a quick moment to attend to something at the College; please do not park and leave your vehicle for any longer than the ten minutes as we have a number of parents that use this facility.
  • Extended parking is for College events only and parents/students are not permitted in the staff parking areas  

2019 BR GERRY FAULKNER AWARD FOR YOUNG WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS 

The Library are now accepting entries for this year’s Br Gerry Faulkner Award for Young Writers and Illustrators. Entries may be in any of the following forms: short story, novel chapter, poem or lyrics, comic or illustration... or another idea of your choice. Entries must be your original work, with no ideas copied from television or books, or edited by another person, and may be up to 2000 words max. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries in the Junior, Middle and Senior School categories. 

Please submit your entry to Mrs Spencer at the Junior Library or Ms Mackenzie at the Senior Library or by Direqt message, with the entry form (available at the Library) attached. Entries close Friday, 23 August (Week 5).


 

Wellness Week

Trinity College looks forward to holding its inaugural 'Wellness Week' from 26–30 August in our Secondary School. The theme is 'Feeling Good. Functioning Well. Doing Good for Others' and students will enjoy a number of associated activities each day, from origami, to colouring, to yoga! 

The week’s schedule is as follows:

Mindful Monday  |  26 August

“It’s not weak to make sure you’re well”

  • Meditation
  • Tactical/Box Breathing (Breathing for Success)
  • Mindful Colouring-In

Try it Tuesday  |  27 August

“You only have one body. Take care of it”

  • Climbing Wall
  • Juggling
  • Frisbee
  • Knitting Basics
  • Origami
  • Mindful Colouring-In
  • Zero2Hero (Years 7–9)
  • YSafe (Years 6–11)

Wellness Wednesday  |  28 August

“Be aware and take care- of yourself and others”

  • Year 7 Silent Yoga
  • Mindful Colouring-In

Taste Test Thursday  |  29 August

“Health for the inside and out”

  • Happy Sock Day – Gold Coin Donation for Eddie Rice Camp for Kids
  • Sausage Sizzle for Eddie Rice Camp for Kids
  • Boost Juice Van
  • Mindful Colouring-In

Fit Friday  |  30 August

“Build a better you”

  • Silent Yoga (Years 8–9)
  • River Walk (Years 8–9)
  • Meditation/Mindfulness (Year 7)
  • Pilates (Year 7)

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Careers

TRINITY AND MERCEDES CAREERS EXPO

Wednesday night saw the 1st ever Trinity/Mercedes Careers expo held in the TC Sports Centre. It was great to see so many families from both Trinity and Mercedes support the event. It was fantastic to see students learning about their future study paths, with all major WA universities represented along with Chevron, the Australian Defence Force, Construction Training Fund and Apprenticeship Support. With University preferences due shortly the night proved popular with Year 12 students. A big thank you to all the presenters and the prefects from Trinity/Mercedes who helped out during the evening. 

Russell Hinks | Head of Careers

INTRODUCTION TO ACTURIAL SCIENCE 

The Australian National University (ANU) runs a special version of its popular Introduction to Actuarial Science course for Year 11/12 students in Australia. The course is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and is FREE for all students.

The purpose of the course is to provide students considering an actuarial career with an interactive introduction to the profession. As such, it is a perfect fit for high school students who are strong in maths to find out if an actuarial degree would be good university program choice for them.  The already-existing online material in the MOOC will be supplemented with additional guidance for teachers and students, along with webinar sessions between students and ANU academic staff.  Furthermore, the ANU offers five scholarships worth $10,000 each to Australian students who complete Introduction to Actuarial Science and enrol in a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at ANU.

We are building an email list that will be used to communicate supplementary material and other relevant information to those interested the course. Please complete and/or provide the following survey link to those who would like to receive the supplementary material.

Register your interest for Introduction to Actuarial Science

Once you’ve registered you will be provided with further information on the course. This will include the supplementary material described above and webinar times. 

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Sport

(L-R): Lennox McGrath, Jeremy Mayne, Isaac Morrison, Cameron Pell, Mitchell McGrath and Lachlan Arnold

As the Hockey season draws to a close, Trinity College has had a successful year in 2019. The 1st XI team looks to finish in 4th place behind Hale School, Christchurch Grammar and Scotch College. All Trinity Hockey teams from Year 7-12 have continually worked hard to develop their skills and have improved throughout the season.

We have been lucky this season to have great support from the families and friends of the Trinity Hockey community. The success of the season can be showcased by 6 of our Trinity Hockey players having represented Western Australia in 2019. Congratulations to Lennox McGrath (8.6), Jeremy Mayne (10.3), Isaac Morrison (10.4), Cameron Pell (11.5), Mitchell McGrath (10.4) and Lachlan Arnold (7.2).

We look forward to seeing what 2020 brings for the Trinity Hockey community. 

Mr Damien Hansen | Hockey 1st XI Coach 

Alex Rossi pictured far right Photo copyright: Rowing Australia
CONGRATULATIONS ALEX ROSSI (12.7)

Trinity would like to congratulate Alex Rossi (12.7) on his great achievement at the recent Junior World Rowing Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Alex came 5th in the world in the JM4+ final. What an effort! 

 

2019 GALA FOOTY PRESENTATION DINNER

To celebrate the success of the 2019 PSA Footy Season we are holding our End of Season Presentation Evening on Saturday, 24 August at Trinity College in Gibney Hall. We would like to take this opportunity to invite all Trinity College Footy 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 meet and socialise with other members of the Trinity Footy community.

Details for the evening are below:

  • When: Saturday, 24 August 2019 at 6:15pm.
  • Where: Trinity College, Gibney Hall
  • Cost: $25 per person via the Online Store (purchased by Tuesday 20th August). 
  • Food/Drink: Cost includes a buffet meal. Parents please BYO drinks/glassware. Students will be given a can soft drink/water on the evening.
  • Free Lucky Raffle for Parents and Children

Please note: Strictly no door tickets will be made available as numbers need to be finalised with the caterer prior to the evening. Please purchase your tickets well in advance. Contact email: fof@trinity.wa.edu.au

Friends of Footy

FRIENDS OF SOCCER

A reminder our annual Presentation Evening is on Friday, 23 August in Gibney Hall at 6:30pm. Tickets are now available via the Online Store and can be purchased up until Wednesday, 21 August. Tickets purchased before Monday, 19 will cost $25 and $30 thereafter.

Raffle Hamper Donations

I am also seeking donations suitable to raffle during the night. These may be vouchers to your business or items we can use to make up hampers. 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 before Wednesday, 21 August. Thank you to the generous parents who have already donated.

Mr Ben Kriszyk | 1st XI Soccer Manager 

SPORT RESULTS

Click here for last week's results against Guildford Grammar. 

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Community News

LITTLE ATHLETICS 

Little Athletics season is here again! Come and join your local Little Athletics Club, Vic Park Phoenix, and have a go at running, jumps and throws. For ages 5-17, and all levels of skill. Above all it’s loads of fun! Training starts Tuesday, 17 September at East Victoria Park Primary School from 4:30pm-6pm on Tuesdays (and Thursdays TBA). Competitions are held Saturday mornings at Gerry Archer Athletic Stadium. Contact us at vplacreg@gmail.com, 0408 424559, or facebook.com/VicParkLAC

OCTOBER FINAL EXAM PREPARATION & REVISION PROGAM

For all students in Year 11 and 12

The October Holiday Program offers ATAR students comprehensive subject revision and prepares students for their final ATAR Exams. Course will be conducted at:  Week Two - (Monday, 7 October to Friday, 11 October) Hale School *20% school discount per subject* 

For further information contact Dr Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9486 1377 Or visit www.mastermindaustralia.com.au

ATAR MASTERCLASS PREP PROGRAM

ATARget’s Master Classes will deliver a comprehensive exam preparation program that will assist year 11 and 12 students in preparing for their final school examinations. This program will focus on specific exam questions and explain in detail how the syllabus content can be employed to construct successful examination responses. These classes offer students a structured revision program that will add value to the independent study they are doing at home. For more information please visit www.atarget.com.au

 

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