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TC Newsletter:
Volume 26 - August 24, 2018


From the Headmaster 

SPORT AT TRINITY

With the recent completion of the Winter Sports season and the celebratory wind-ups which have followed, it has been interesting to hear many of the boys reflect upon the achievements and disappointments they have experienced as part of their participation. While history shows that Trinity College has achieved great success in sport over many years, this should not be measured by the contents of a trophy cabinet or the numbers in a win or loss column. In this article, I wish to consider those things which do constitute the most appropriate measures of any success achieved in this domain.

Many people would agree that one of the most important functions of a school is to provide a balanced and holistic education. In the light of this fact, it is fitting to ask where sport stands in the priorities of the school and why significant emphasis is placed upon it. In addition to the obvious reasons surrounding the benefits of physical activity and good health, there are two others which I consider most pertinent.

The first pertains to the fact that research continually asserts that boys learn best when they identify strongly with their school and develop a sense of belonging. There is little doubt that involvement in sport engenders a sense of spirit and identity. This spirit then leads to increased enjoyment of the overall school experience and a heightened sense of pride in the College. The positive energy that is thus generated can then be channelled into other dimensions of the school such as the faith formation, academic or cultural programs.

The second significant reason for encouraging sporting involvement concerns some of the very positive attributes that we wish all of the boys at Trinity to acquire. Leadership, discipline and teamwork are qualities which can be taught in a number of settings but are most effectively learned in an environment where the boys are enjoying themselves. When sport is played in the right manner, these transferrable attributes are internalised and practised.

Our sporting program is centred upon participation and engagement. It is an important part of the total offering of the College and I commend all of the boys who accept the available opportunities and represent the school with great skill and enthusiasm.

TRINITY'S SUPPORT INVALUABLE

Br Rob Callen is a former staff member at Trinity and remains a good friend of the College. Please read below his message to our community about fundraising at the school and the work that it supports in India:

If you’ve ever wondered what difference your support for the annual Fun Run and Un-Fair Days makes, let me assure you that the money raised by the Trinity College community is invaluable. It helps to transform the lives of the most marginalised children from the slums of Chennai, India.

For the past 27 years Trinity College has generously supported the MITHRA Rehabilitation Centre in Chennai, India. This centre, founded by an Australian nun, receives no government assistance and is totally dependent on the generosity of Australian friends. Sr Mary Theodore died in 2012 and the centre was flooded in 2015. So, a group called “Friends of Mithra” is committed to keeping alive Sr Mary Theodore’s dream to educate and rehabilitate these poor children with special needs.

Students from Trinity visit MITHRA as part of their biennial Indian pilgrimages. They see firsthand what a difference Australian donations make. Currently, with Trinity’s substantial help, we are completing a new flood-proof dormitory for the female residents. MITHRA’s most pressing need is keeping MITHRA viable so that it can continue to provide the invaluable services of education and therapy. Your ongoing support is critical. On behalf of the Sisters, staff and children, I sincerely thank the Trinity College community. www.friendsofmithra.org

Br Rob Callen | Friends of Mithra

BLESSED EDMUND RICE

This coming Wednesday, we acknowledge the death of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice who died on 29 August 1844 at the age of 82. Blessed Edmund (1 June 1762 – 29 August 1844), was a Roman Catholic missionary and educationalist. Edmund was the founder of two religious institutes of religious brothers: the Congregation of Christian Brothers and the Presentation Brothers. Edmund Rice forged a successful career in business and, after a tragic accident which killed his wife and left his daughter disabled, devoted his life to education and caring for the poor. Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers schools around the world continue to follow the system of education and traditions established by Edmund Rice. Trinity College owes a great debt to Edmund Rice and those who followed in his footsteps.

Mr Shaun Kenny | Acting Headmaster 

College Events

Mrs Nicola Gosatti and Dr Maria Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito at the College Auxiliary Morning Tea
COLLEGE AUXILIARY MORNING TEA

Over 250 ladies (and a few gentlemen) gathered in Gibney Hall last Friday for the College Auxiliary’s Annual Morning Tea, truly one of the highlights of our College calendar. This year we invited Dr Maria Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito, as our guest speaker. Maria Vanessa reflected on her life in the Radiology profession.  Thank you to Dr Atienza-Hipolito for giving her time so generously, and congratulations to the College Auxiliary and staff for organising such a fantastic event for our Community.

PSA ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

The annual PSA Athletics Inters will be held on Friday, 7 September at AK Reserve in Mt Claremont. All Year 9 students will be attending this carnival to support the Trinity team from the end of Period 2 onwards. A group of Year 12 students will also have the opportunity to attend as a cheer squad for the team. There are no Year 12 classes on this day. Year 12 students not involved in the Athletics Squad or the Cheer Squad will have a study day at home. As we will have over 30 staff out for the PSA Athletics, there will be no Friday afternoon sport for Year 7 and 8 students. Year 7 and 8 students are to wear normal school uniform to school and will be dismissed at lunchtime on this day. Further details will be emailed out to Year 7, 8, 9 and 12 parents early next week. 

We wish the Athletics Squad all the very best in their quest to bring home the Alcock Shield.

YEAR 9 MASS

On Tuesday, 28 August at 9:35am, the Year 9 students will gather together for their Term 3 Mass. Parents are most welcome to join us for Mass and to stay for a cup of tea or coffee afterwards. RSVPs to Mrs Beverly Martinez on martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au or phone 9223 8106.

YEAR 8 MASS

On Tuesday, 11 September at 9:35am, the Year 8 students will gather together for their Term 3 Mass. Parents are most welcome to join us for Mass and to stay for a cup of tea or coffee afterwards. RSVPs to Mrs Beverly Martinez on martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au or phone 9223 8106.

YEAR 7 MASS

On Tuesday, 18 September at 9.35am, the Year 7 students will gather together for their Term 3 Mass.  Parents are most welcome to join us for Mass and to stay for a cup of tea or coffee afterwards.  RSVPs to Mrs Beverly Martinez on martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au or phone 9223 8106.

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College Calendar

TERM 3, WEEK 7

Monday, 27 August 

  • CPAF Choral Singing in Gibney Hall
  • Year 10 Dance with Mercedes College in Foley Centre

Tuesday, 28 August

  • 9:35am Year 9 Mass
  • 9:35am Year 11 and 12 Singing Practice
  • Paul Dillon visit - Year 10-12
  • CPAF Choral Singing in Gibney Hall
  • 7:00pm Paul Dillon Parent Presentation

Wednesday, 29 August

  • CPAF Choral Singing in Gibney Hall

Thursday, 30 August

  • Tri Athletics Meet 
  • 6:30pm CPAF Choral Singing in Gibney Hall

Friday, 31 August

  • 8:00am Mass
  • 7:30am Junior School Father's Day Breakfast
  • CPAF Shield Playoffs 
  • 4:00pm-8:30pm Braham Auditorium
  • CPAF Concludes

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Junior School News

CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

This evening, the last of our groups, the Boys in Groove are performing at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre. Thank you to Mrs Ann Clarke, Mrs Paula Nicoletto, Ms Laura Walker, Mr Steve Harmer, Mr Robert Braham, Mrs Helen Milner, and Mrs Lena Bennett for the time and effort they have put in to preparing the boys for their respective performances for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.

Xavier captains with the winning House trophy
ATHLETICS

Congratulations to all boys who participated in the Junior School House Athletics Carnival on Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you also to Mr Thompson who organised the event, Mrs Bush, who assisted in the preparation and the staff and parents who helped and supported their boys. Thanks also to the Year 6 parents who donated morning tea and the group of Year 4 parents who cooked the Sausage Sizzle lunch. It was a very successful event. Congratulations to the boys in light blue!
The final placings were:
1. Xavier
2. Chanel
3. Queens
4. Campion

Congratulations also to the medal winners
Year 4:
Champion Boy – Axel Walsh (4G)
Runner up – Max Radica (4B)
Endeavour – Phoenix Buktenica (4G)

Year 5:
Champion Boy – Ben Muller (5G)
Runner Up – Felix Cooper (5W)
Endeavour – Luke Chapman (5W) 

Year 6:
Champion Boy – William Sartor (6B)
Runner Up – Izaya Silva (6W)
Endeavour – Murphy Allen (6G)

Lewis Murabito, Finn Stenning-Alexander and Julian Metcalf
DAFFODIL DAY

I am sure everyone has a connection with someone who has cancer. The Daffodil is the international symbol for hope and all money raised today through the selling of daffodils, goes towards cancer research. Last year Miss Alana Brennan started selling daffodils to the staff and this year, many Junior School families also. We are amazed at the response, with over 130 bunches sold, raising $1300 for the Cancer Council.

BOOK FAIR

This week, the Junior School has hosted a very successful Scholastic Book Fair in the library. Thank you to Mrs Ella Spencer for organising the Book Fair and the many parents who rostered their help each morning and afternoon.

FATHERS' DAY BREAKFAST

All Junior School Dads and Grandads are invited to the Fathers’ Day Breakfast on Friday, 31 August commencing at 7:30am. We have asked Year 5 parents to donate prizes for the raffle. Please bring them to the Junior School Reception for Mrs Sharon Bush by Wednesday, 29 August. I look forward to seeing Dads and sons in their footy colours enjoying the morning.

DATES TO REMEMBER 

Thursday, 30 August

  • Primary Interschool Chess Competition

Friday, 31 August

  • Father's Day Breakfast 7:30am

  • TOBA Assembly in Gibney Hall 2:20pm

 

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

Pollock original
YEAR 4 ART EXTENSION

This term we began Year 4 Art Extension. For the first two weeks of Art Extension, the boys have used their knowledge of Sphero robots to attempt to recreate Jackson Pollock’s expressionist style. The Sphero robots were smeared with paint and driven on canvas. The students were required to think about the type of movements to reflect and represent a brush stroke. Do they reflect the million dollar price tag that it costs for a Jackson Pollock abstract?

Mr Brennan | Mr Lamborn | Miss Berini 

Jaxon Beale (4G) celebrating his First Holy Communion
CELEBRATING FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

We share the above photo of Jaxon Beale (4G) celebrating his First Holy Communion last Sunday. 

Creative writing incursion - Dan from P.I.E Productions
PREFECTS' CORNER

This week has been a busy week in the Junior School. On Monday, the Year 6s had an incursion on creative writing and drawing. Our two experts taught us how to quickly create a piece of writing and how to draw a monkey named Sidney. On Wednesday, we had our field events for our Athletics Carnival and our 800m races. The boys enjoyed it thoroughly. On Thursday we had our House Athletics Carnival with all of our track events. All of the Junior School boys enjoyed a great day. On Friday night, we have our Boys in Grove performing at the Convention Centre. Overall, the boys have had an enjoyable week and we wish you all a great weekend.

Liam McDonnel (6G) and Lucas Blair (6B)

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Secondary School News

NASA SPACE SCHOOL -  YEAR 11 STUDENT BACK FROM NASA SPACE SCHOOL

Aidan Darmawan (11.6) has just returned from NASA Space School in Houston, Texas. Each year, students from 23 different countries attend this two week program, including one student from Trinity College. They stay with local families in the Houston area and participate in a variety of space-related activities including a tour of Johnson Space Centre, a Full Crew Mission, a special project at the George Observatory, an ARISS link with ISS and an international video-conference on life sciences, bio-astronautics, and aerospace medicine at a university. The goal of Space School is to lay the foundation for an international collaboration in space exploration initiatives. This international collbarotion is important to design and complete projects of the magnitude needed for successful space exploration and development. See below for information about applying for the Space School Scholarship 2019. 

SPACE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP 2019

The Foundation for International Space Education (FISE) invites students from over 23 countries to Houston, Texas each summer to participate in United Space School. Participating countries and their respective schools are recommended by individuals associated with NASA JSC, as well as various international aerospace and education entities. Many of the countries selecting students for Space School are currently partners in development and operation of the International Space Station.

Applications are now open for the Space School Scholarship for 2019 for current Year 10 students going into Year 11 at Trinity College next year. In the first instance, students should contact the Head of Science Mr Naseri or Mr Cooper for the scholarship criteria. Interviews will take place in the first two weeks of Term 4.

Mr Bill Cooper | Observatory Administrator 

Hello, my name is Jordan Martelli and I’m part of the Semester Two group completing the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. I am very humbled to be chosen for this award. I have chosen both tennis and soccer as my physical recreation activity. For my skill component, I have chosen learning to speak Italian. The service activity I have chosen is completing the Trinity/Manna 4 Kids Program. I am really looking forward to going on the camp next week at Camp Kelly!

Jordan Martelli (9.5)

Lachlan Calder (8.2), Michael Lamborn (8.1) and Adam Fortey (8.1) at the Book Sale
Ms Alison Mackenzie (Head of Library Services), Mrs Emma McLevie (Library Technician) and Mrs Vanessa Fielden (Library Assistant)
English teachers celebrate Book Week
BOOK WEEK IN THE LIBRARY 2018 - FIND YOUR TREASURE

The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week is always a major event in the College Library calendar and this year has been no exception. Working closely with the English Department, the Library has been host to many different activities during the week. This included a daily SEQTA Quiz, a daily ‘Instagram Treasure Hunt’, a daily ‘Guess the Teacher’ profile, a ‘Guess Who’ competition, a ‘Design a Bookmark’ competition, a Scattergories game day and the annual Library Book Sale. All of these activities have created a real sense of excitement and interest in the library, books and reading in general. On Wednesday the English and Library staff all came to school dressed as book characters. Book Week is a fantastic annual event which puts the spotlight firmly on the importance of books, literature and reading for all of the Trinity College students.

Ms Alison Mackenzie | Head of Library Services

Sri takes on Christchurch
Jaydon and Dan doing battle against Christchurch
Riley Hanlon, Sri Krishna Darmapuri, Kundan Dharmapuri, Daniel Smith and Jaydon Almeida
PSA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Tuesday night saw the PSA Chess Championships take place at Hale School. The Trinity team of Sri Krishna Dharmapuri (10.4) (Captain), Riley Hanlon (12.3), Kundan Dharmapuri (7.1), Daniel Smith (12.3) and Jaydon Almeida (12.1) was looking to improve upon our 6th place in 2017. After competing in the CAWA Chess Competition as well as weekly training sessions at Thursday lunchtimes, the team was pumped up for a strong start.

The night got off to a solid start with a narrow 2-3 loss to Christchurch. Sri won his board 1 with a classic back door checkmate despite being down two pieces, while the experience of Daniel Smith (12.1) showed with a great win on board 4. After the bye in Round 2 we faced rivals Wesley. After drawing twice with Wesley in the CAWA, we knew that board 5 would be the pivotal matchup. With the Dharmapuri brothers winning board 1 and 3, it came down to board 5 and Jaydon Almeida (12.1) was up to the task, winning a classic with a two pawn advantage. The win against Wesley drove the boys to an even better result against Scotch. Sri, Kundan and Daniel won each of their matches, and Jaydon looked set to make it 4-1 before a brain fade allowed the Scotch 5 board to claim a stale mate.

We then had a break for a delicious dinner thanks to the Hale boarding house. With the boys eyeing off a podium finish, our first match after dinner was against Guildford Grammar. Sri and Kundan got us off to a great start with comprehensive wins. But after Riley and Jaydon suffered close losses, it came down to Dan Smith (12.3) on board 4. With a one pawn advantage he expertly moved his way through, taking victory.

With a slight sniff of first place, the boys took on Hale. But with Hale coming off a poor loss to Christchurch they were too much to handle and we lost 4-1. The Hale number 1 board inflicting Sri Dharmapuri’s first loss in 3 years at the championships. Our last game saw us take on traditional rivals Aquinas, with a victory needed to secure outright 3rd place. Reeling from the Hale loss, the boys rallied taking the fixture 4-1 and securing a spot on the podium. 

It was a great effort from all the chess members, finishing 3rd and winning 4 of 6 games. A remarkable improvement from 2017 where we finished 6th and failed to win a fixture. A special mention to Sri Dharmapuri who once again was the number one player in the competition winning 5 from 6 games, with the next best winning 4.5 games.

Mr Dustin Aylmore | Humanities Teacher

NAPLAN ONLINE – SCHOOL READINESS TEST

Trinity College will be transitioning to NAPLAN Online in 2019. NAPLAN online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information. Your child’s results will be returned to the school faster, within a few weeks rather than a few months. As part of this process, Year 7 students will participate in the School Readiness Test (SRT). On Tuesday, 4 September, Year 7s will complete the test in Periods 3 & 4 and this will include examples of the new NAPLAN online questions. The test will take about 50 minutes to complete. This School Readiness Test has not been constructed to assess curriculum knowledge, but rather to provide students with an opportunity to experience the types of questions that will be included in the new online assessments. As such, reports will not be provided. Participation in this test is a key step to ensuring a successful NAPLAN online experience in 2019.

Mr Anthony Byrne | Deputy Principal (Year 7, 9 & 11)

FUN RUN FOR INDIA RESULTS

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Fun Run for India last Friday. The winners were:

Year 11 Overall winners: Alex Rossi (11.7) and Ben Allen (11.1) in 24min 32 seconds for 6.3kms
Year 12 Mackenzie Spiers (12.4)
Year 10 Rowan Frankowiak (10.2)
Year 9 Francis Moschilla (9.1)
Year 8 Daniel Matuszkiewicz (8.4)
Year 7 Kobee Beck (7.5)

FUN RUN FOR INDIA APPEAL

We just received this letter regarding one of the Missions we support in India, MITHRA which is a home and school for children with disabilities who have nowhere else to go: “We are delighted to announce that the new flood-proof dormitory for the girls of MITHRA is nearly complete. Only with the generous support of Australian friends has this project been possible, so on behalf of the children, Sisters and staff of MITHRA, we sincerely thank each of you who has made a contribution.”

Currently, the most pressing need at MITHRA is the daily running costs. The children need to be fed three nutritious meals a day; they need after hours care 24/7; they need good teachers and therapists; and facilities need to be maintained. Unlike similar institutions in Australia, MITHRA receives no government assistance.

This is why we appeal to every student from Year 7-12 to make a contribution to the Fun Run for India. The need is ongoing. Donations are coming in slowly. Some students have collected lots of sponsors and made a wonderful contribution and we hope that everyone will fulfil their commitment to the Fun Run by making a donation of $20 or more to the cause. Thank you for your support.

Mrs Marya Stewart | Director of Christian Service

HUMANITIES TOUR TO SYDNEY AND CANBERRA 2019

Thank you to the parents for attending the information evening last week. The Humanities Sydney/Canberra Australian Icons Tour will take place in October 2019. It 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 is offering this opportunity for students who have an interest in the Humanities to visit and experience some of Australia’s most iconic buildings and institutions.

To secure your son’s place on the tour, you will need to pay a $150 deposit through the on-line store. You will find the link under Tours and Retreats. Click here to go to this webpage. For more information, please contact Mr Chris Allanson.

Mr Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities 

PERKINS PROFS ACADEMY - MEDICAL RESEARCH IMMERSION OPPORTUNITY FOR YEAR 10–12 STUDENTS
Bookings are now open for students in Years 10–12 to attend a 10 week medical research immersion. Offering a STEM education program to capable high school students by immersing them into a real life application of a typical STEM career pathway – medical research. This program is offered each term in 2018. Students attend the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research once a week for a 2 hour session after school. The course allows students a unique opportunity to work alongside real medical research scientists and be challenged to question, explore, think, collaborate and discover solutions to some of our most complex health issues facing Western Australians including diseases like cancer and diabetes. To read more, visit the website: www.biodiscovery.org.au 
 
  • Years 10–12 students
  • $350
  • 10 weeks x 2 hour weekly sessions after school
To request an application form and for further information, email: education@perkins.uwa.edu.au 
 
Mr Cyrus Naseri | Head of Learning: Science
 
EAGLES JERSEY FUNDRAISER – WIN A SIGNED TEAM JUMPER

The Year 11 students are fundraising for the Edmund Rice Camps for Kids this term and you could have the chance to win an original signed Eagles jersey. The students from 11.7 will be outside the Uniform Shop every Friday until the end of term selling raffle tickets. You have to be in it to win it! 

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College News

PAUL DILLON PARENT PRESENTATION

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
  • Sports Centre, Trinity College

Admission is free, but please book your place here: https://www.trybooking.com/XIXP

CHORAL SINGING NIGHT | CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

Trinity College's chorale will be performing as part of the Catholic Performing Arts Festival (CPAF) on 30 August 2018. The event is open to the whole Trinity College community. Event details:

  • Guest arrival is 6:30pm for a 7pm start
  • Event concludes around 9:30pm
  • Gibney Hall, Trinity College
  • Entry cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children and can be paid at the door (children under school age are free).

CPAF helps the students of Catholic schools and colleges experience the spirit and tradition of the performing arts. Trinity College has won the prestigious Zenith Award for the past 14 years and has, once again, been competing in the different categories throughout this term. The Festival performance categories encompass choral, drama, musical, instrumental, vocal and dance aspects of the performing arts. 

 YEAR 12 DRAMA SHOWCASE

Please join us for the Year 12 Drama Showcase on Monday, 3 September in the Braham Auditorium. The Year 12 Drama students will be showcasing their scripted monologues and original solo performances that have put together for their upcoming WACE practical exams. Event details:

  • Monday, 3 September
  • 6:00 pm
  • Braham Auditorium, Trinity College 

CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL | 2018 FINAL CONCERT

The 2018 Festival Concert, on Monday, 10 September, showcases some of the outstanding performances from the 29th Annual Performing Arts Festival. Featuring an array of entertainment by primary and secondary students who will be performing a wide range of items. Enjoy an evening of vibrant acts and excellence in the Arts. To book tickets, visit the Perth Concert Hall website at this link: https://www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/performing-arts-festival-2018-final-concert or call 9231 9999. 

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 

COLLEGE AUXILIARY POSITIONS OPEN

The College Auxiliary is holding its AGM on Monday, 3 September. A number of positions, as listed above, will be open for nomination at the AGM. These positions are for September 2018 to September 2019. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact Mrs Beverly Martinez on martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au

CANTEEN CARD - REPLACEMENT CARDS FREE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

The transition to the Canteen becoming ‘cashless’ in 2019 has commenced this month. 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: https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/trinity-life/canteen/

UNIFORM SHOP NEWS

Father's Day is Sunday, 2 September. How about a Trinity Supporters Jacket, Past Student tie or a luggage strap, all available in the Uniform Shop. 

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  

ROAD CLOSURES

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 road closures on Saturday, 25 August

 

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Celebrating 125 Years

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

This week we're going back to 1938, when the first Parents & Friends (P&F) Committee was formed at CBC. While its name has changed over the years, and the organisation is now called the College Auxiliary, these Parent volunteers are central to life at the College. They are our unsung heroes, always behind the scenes giving their time and support at College events!


Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association


Careers

UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS 2019

Applications for entry to university courses for 2019 have opened. Students can now go online and enter preferences. The TISC website can be accessed here: https://www.tisc.edu.au/login.tisc?cid=118302

TISC GUIDE & IMPORTANT DATES

A complete copy of the 2019 TISC Guide can be found here: https://www.tisc.edu.au/static-fixed/download/tiscguide.pdf 

To avoid a $160 late fee applications needed to be submitted online by no later than 11pm Sunday, 28 September. Preferences can be changed after payment has been made. Year 12 results will be available from Monday, 17 December. First round offers will be available from Friday, 21 December. More important dates in the process can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=14cWyTx0bzjDUC-0kk6ZnwI-04z_MdONh

ENGLISH COMPETENCY

All universities require English competency before universities will enrol students. More information on this process can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ut5qPqh37CdNDQX7AFKrrYf3HEmLHgZ8

ATAR results will be released earlier this year on 17 December. If your son receives a scaled score lower than 50 in ATAR English they should call TISC on 9318 8000 and advise them. TISC will then provide details of how you can register for the STAT test which is an alternative method of achieving English competency.
* If you think you may be at risk of not achieving 50 in ATAR English after scaling, make sure you list one of the enabling/prep courses below your main preferences.

CERT IV STUDENTS & UNIVERSITY PREFERENCES

Cert IV students go through the same process as students who will generate an ATAR when entering University preferences. Log onto the TISC website and follow the prompts: https://www.tisc.edu.au/login.tisc. A guide has been created here.  

UPLOADS REQUIRED

This year Certificate IV students will need to upload two documents to the TISC website. Once you have paid and have a live application you will need to upload the following two documents:

  1. Cert IV Certificate
  2. Cert IV Transcript

These documents must be a clear original colour scan. The details can be found on the Application Document Page under Application Enter/Update. Students will not be able to upload these until Term Four. If you have paid and your application is live you will be able to change/upload documents after 28 September.

MURDOCH UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Murdoch University is offering students in Years 9 and 10 an opportunity to visit the campus in the upcoming school holidays. Students create their own customised university timetable of activities with hands-on workshops in subject areas that interest them. There are a wide variety of workshops on offer, including forensics, games art & design, engineering, law, biological sciences, physics and many, many more. To book a place at this event, students can go to murdoch.edu.au/futurestudentevents and click on ‘A Day in the Life'. For more information, click here. 

Mr Russell Hinks | Careers Counsellor


Community News

DINE FOR DIABETES - TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

Support Diabetes Research WA, celebrate grand final week and enjoy an exclusive dinner with Dennis Cometti on Tuesday, 25 September at 6pm at the UWA Club, Perth. Click here to read the flyer with more information or call 9224 1066 or email sherl@diabetesresearchwa.com.au  

CODE CAMP AT TRINITY COLLEGE - SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Click here to read the flyer about Code Camp, taking place at Trinity College during the school holidays. Details:

  • 25-27 September
  • 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Trinity College

For more information, visit: www.codecamp.com.au/trinitycollege

COMMUNICATION IN ADOLESCENCE – RESEARCH AT CURTIN UNIVERSITY

A PhD student at Curtin University is conducting research on the way teenagers, with and without language difficulties, communicate at home, school and in the community. The research is for teenagers aged 12 to 15 years and involves completing a variety of tasks with a qualified speech pathologist, including answering questions, talking and solving puzzles. You can be provided with a summary report of performance across all areas of assessment. Students who volunteer to be involved in this research will receive a movie voucher to thank you for your time and effort in being involved in the study. Click here for more information or contact Lizz on 0437 514 025 or email: elizabeth.j.hill@postgrad.curtin.edu.au 

CHILDREN'S CHOIR PROGRAM – OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

The Kodaly Music Education Insitute of Australia is holding a national conference with many world-renowned music educators visiting Perth and sharing their expertise. This is an exciting opportunity taking place in the October school holidays. A 4-day singing program, including a concert on the final day. 

  • 1–4 October
  • Monday-Wednesday: 8:30am – 12pm (half day) and Thursday: 8:30am-3:30pm with Showcase Concert at 6pm
  • The Children's Choir Program has two choirs: Children's Choir – treble voice, 9-12 years and Youth Chorus – mixed voices, 13–17 years
  • Venue: Presbyterian Ladies' College

For more information, read the flyer here or visit the website: www.kodalynationalconference.org.au. If any students or parents would like more information, you can also contact Kimberely Lloyd at Trinity College. 

Ms Kimberely Lloyd | Music Teacher

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 admin@couragetocarewa.org 

2018 COMMUNITY BAKE OFF

The free Community Bake Off, hosted by Mr John Carey MLA, State Member for Perth, is open to residents within the State electorate of Perth. There are five categories to enter including cake, slice, savoury, Primary School (Year 6 and under) and High School (Year 7 to 12).

  • Saturday, 1 September from 2pm – 4pm
  • Venue: Mt Hawthorn Braithwaite Main Hall, Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn
  • Free
  • Open to residents in the State electorate of Perth

To enter, complete the online form here: https://johncareyperth.typeform.com/to/H1Z7VR 

CANNING COUGARS TEE-BALL CLUB

Join the Canning Cougars Tee-Ball Club to play this summer team sport. 

  • Ages 5 to 12 years
  • Games played on Saturday mornings at Centenary Park in Wilson
  • Have-A-Go! Registration Day on Saturday, 8 September: 9–11am 
  • Register online: www.cctbc.com.au 
ATAR REVISION FOR YEARS 11–12 & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR YEARS 7–10 – OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Enrolments are currently open for ATAR one day Exam Boost Seminars and Term 3 school holiday ATAR Revision Courses with Academic Task Force at Perth Modern School, Churchlands Senior High School or Rossmoyne Senior High School or Academic Associates' ATAR Enrichment program at UWA. ATAR subject specialist teachers will help students revise course content and prepare for exams. Courses give fresh insights into course concepts and tips on how to answer questions and maximise marks in exams. For Years 7–10, skills development programs equip students with the skills for ongoing academic success, taking place in the second week of the school holidays at Perth Modern School. Early bird discounts are available. 

For more information and to enrol online, visit the website: www.academicgroup.com.au or call 9314 9500 or email: learn@academicgroup.com.au

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

WACE+ EDUCATION ATAR REVISION AND EXAM PREPARATION – OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Wace+ Education will be conducting Revision and ATAR Exam Preparation classes for Year 11 and 12 students in the second week of the upcoming school holidays. 

  • Venue: Hale School
  • Monday, 1 October to Friday, 5 October
  • All Year 11 and 12 students

Enrol online: www.waceplus.com.au or call 9486 1377.

RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA - PARENTING WORKSHOPS

For parenting workshops in September, please click here

For more information, visit: www.relationshipswa.org.au or call 1300 364 277

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 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

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 

 

 

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