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TC Newsletter:
Volume 26 - August 25, 2017

From the Headmaster


This coming Tuesday, we acknowledge the death of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice who died on August 29 in 1844 at the age of 82. Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice (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 educating and traditions established by Edmund Rice. Trinity College owes a great debt to Edmund Rice and the men who followed in his footsteps.


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 Ms Christina Matthews, CEO of the WACA, as our guest speaker. Christina reflected on her life in sport.  I thank Christina for giving her time so generously, and also thank the College Auxiliary for their hard work in organising such a fantastic event for our Community.


Also last Friday, the secondary school took part in the Fun Run to raise money for various missions in India. I congratulate all the students involved and encourage them to bring in their sponsorship money so that we can ensure the success of this event.


Last weekend saw the Winter Season finalised with the last of the Sports windups. It is fitting that I take this opportunity to thank a number of people for the success of this season. Firstly, to our coaches and managers, many of whom are College Staff, we thank you for the time you put into the development of our young sportsmen. To the parents, especially those who are on “Friends of ….” committees, both the staff and students appreciate your generosity of spirit and your willingness to give so much time. Finally, to the students who, every week, go out and represent themselves and their College with pride and passion.


The annual PSA Athletics Inters will be held on Friday, 8 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 1 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.


On Tuesday, 29 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 “cuppa” afterwards. RSVP’s to Beverly Martinez on or phone 9223 8106.

Year 8 Mass

On Tuesday, 12 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 “cuppa” afterwards. RSVP’s to Beverly Martinez on or phone 9223 8106.


On Tuesday, 19 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 “cuppa” afterwards. RSVP’s to Beverly Martinez on or phone 92238106.

Mr Peter Norman | Acting Headmaster

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 29 August
9:35am Year 9 Mass
9:35am Year 11&12 Singing Practice 
6:30pm-8:30pm Year 8 Social with Mercedes at Mercedes
Wednesday, 30 August
12:00pm-3:00pm Year 10 Literature Excursion
Thursday, 31 August
Tri Athletics Meet - AK Reserve
CPAF Choral Singing - Gibney Hall
Friday, 1 September
8:00am Mass
4:00pm-8:30pm CPAF Shield Playoffs - Braham Auditorium

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Junior School News

Boys from BIG
Year 4 Choir

I would like to commend the Junior Vocal Ensemble, Year 4 and Year 5/6 choirs on their performances this week. The standard of choral work seems to be getting higher each year.  The comments and grades given by the adjudicator were truly outstanding. This evening, the last of our groups, Junior Wind Ensemble will perform at Newman College. Thank you to Mrs Ann Clarke, Mrs Paula Nicoletto, Ms Ventia Webber, Mr Steve Harmer, Mr Richard Braham, Mrs Helen Milner, Mrs Catherine Tabi and Mrs Lena Bennett for the time and effort they have put in to preparing the boys for their respective performances for the Catholic Arts Festival.


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 yellow!

The overall positions were:

  • Chanel
  • Xavier
  • Queens
  • Campion

Congratulations also to the medal winners:

Year 4:

  • Champion Boy – Felix Cooper (4G)
  • Runner Up – Oscar McManus (4G)
  • Endeavour – Ben Muller (4W)

Year 5:

  • Champion Boy – Will Sartor (5W)
  • Runner Up – Jack Sawkins (5B)
  • Endeavour – Rocco Perroni (5W)

Year 6:

  • Champion Boy – Harrison Rogers (6W)
  • Runner Up – Caden Barnett (6G)
  • Endeavour – Jehan Hopkins (6G)

On Monday, 21 August all of the Year 4 boys took part in an excursion to Fremantle for a HASS learning experience visiting the Duyfken Replica, The WA Shipwreck Museum and the Round House before having a shared lunch and returning to school.  

Luca Fowler (4G)

Last Sunday a large number of Year 4 boys celebrated their First Holy Communion at the Cathedral. Congratulations to all the boys.


All Junior School Dads and Grandads are invited to the Fathers’ Day Breakfast on Friday, 1 September commencing at 7:30am. We have asked Year 5 parents to donate prizes for the raffle. Please bring them to the Library for Mrs Sharon Bush by Thursday, 31 August. I look forward to seeing Dads and sons in their footy colours enjoying the morning.

Dates To Remember
Monday, 28 August
  • Opera Incursion
Friday, 1 September
  • Fathers' Day Breakfast commencing at 7:30am
  • TOBA Assembly at 2:20pm 

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


This week has been an extremely busy week with the House Athletics Carnival and Catholic Performing Arts Festival (CPAF). On Monday the Year 4s went to look at and discover one of the shipwrecks in Fremantle. All the Year 4s had great fun and were great ambassadors for the school. Also on Monday morning the Junior Vocal Ensemble went to the CPAF and performed two songs at the Vasto Club. They were also fantastic ambassadors and achieved all Excellents in their report.

On Tuesday the Year 4 and Year 5/6 choir performed at the Vasto Club for the CPAF. Both Choirs performed two songs each and got all Excellents. They were all great ambassadors for the school and wore their uniform with pride. On Wednesday the High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump events were held. All boys tried their best to get into interschool and score points for their faction.

On Thursday the Junior School boys had their Athletics Carnival. All of the boys that participated tried their best to achieve points for their faction, with the winning house being Chanel. A special thank you to Mr Thompson for running all of the events, the ground staff and all who helped. On Friday 6W presented their Mass, which everyone enjoyed.

Dylon Treasure (6B) and Harrison Watkins (6B)

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Secondary School News


The College is writing to all current Year 11 families about a pathway of study available for Year 12 students in 2018. This pathway offers potential University eligibility while effectively studying a NON-ATAR pathway. Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Business is recognised by most Universities as equivalent to a 70 ATAR, which is the minimum standard of entry into Western Australian Universities.

The College will be holding an information night on Monday, 28 August for parents and students interested in potentially enrolling in the Certificate IV for 2018. The session will begin at 7pm in the Senior Lecture Theatre and will cover essential information about the Cert IV structure at the College.

Information covered will include:

  • What is the Certificate IV in Business?
  • Can it be used for University entry?
  • Is the Cert IV right for me?
  • The selection process
  • Costs
  • Delivery mode
  • Conditions

Mr Russell Hinks (Career Advisor) and Mr Tim Hince (Deputy Principal - 7, 9, 11)


Students in Mr Warman's (Practicum teacher from Notre Dame) Year 8 Religious Education were allocated the task of designing a poster for the Junior School, educating students on the effect pollution has on Trinity College. After such creative work, the two winners had their posters laminated and put into effect in the Junior School. 


In aid of living out their term focus of being supportive and giving to the community, the Year 8’s, lead by the PCG Student Councillors, are raising money for the Starlight Foundation.

In the words of the Year 8 PCG Council body, “Starlight is an inspiring foundation. They enable sick children to take time out of hospital so they can have fun, such as allowing families of ill children to go on holidays to bring cheer to those affected. On another level, Starlight aims to brighten up the lives of these children while they are in hospital receiving treatment.”

The Year 8 Sausage Sizzle fundraiser for the Starlight Foundation will be held at lunch time on Wednesday, 6 September in Carrigg Court. Every small donation via the Sausage Sizzle will be much appreciated where hot dogs can be purchased for $3 and cans of soft drink for $2.

Thanks to all those families and staff within the Year 8 Trinity College community for their generous support in the lead up to the day. We encourage all students and staff to express the Trinity mantra of being a ‘Man for Others’ and help give happiness to those who deserve it the most.

Mr Andrew Jenkin | Head of Year 8

NEPAL Go Fund Me

A group of boys are going to Nepal at the end of the year, with the funds donated going towards our community project. Our project will take place in either Kathmandu Valley, which will consist of building schools or likewise for the locals in the area. Another option to where the funds will be going is to Pokhara, where they will be used to help the locals build and fix their water management reducing floods and diseases. All donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to help out the less fortunate. To donate click here:

Ms Rebekah Harris-Miller | Nepal Fundraiser

Nepal Acoustic Night with David Pigram

Join us for an acoustic night with David Pigram, from the Pigram Brothers! Proceeds go to Nepal Volunteer Projects. To purchase tickets, please click on this link:

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College News


On Thursday, the participants in the Br. Gerry Award met in the library for morning tea where the winners were announced. Our judge, Mrs Helen Knowles, announced the winners and talked about the high quality entries and effort that students put into participating in the competition. Mr Peter Norman presented the winners with their prizes and certificates. A big thank you to the English department for continuing to promote and encourage students to enter their writing.



  • Mathieu Mai (11.8) – illustration


  • Freddy Lovett (7.3)  – short story
  • Lachlan Eames (8.1) – short story
  • Kinta Pinchin-Yamada (9.2)  – poetry


  • Henry Gebauer (4W) – poetry
  • Harry Dillon (4G) – short story
  • Hudson Ding (4W) – illustration
  • Kato Pachioli (5W) – short story
  • Luca Morelli (6G) – illustration



  • Luke Alderslade (8.7) – short story


  • Jack Clarey (4G) – short story
  • Zachary McLean (4W) & Reilly Cooper (4W) – joint story
  • Jacob Marshall (6G) & Dalvin Paki (6G) – joint poem

Yu-Gi-Oh, a collectible card game, is based on the fictional game of Duel Monsters.  Players draw cards from their respective decks and take turns playing onto the 'field'.  Each players starts with 8 000 Life Points, with the main aim of the game to use attacks and spells to reduce the opponent's Life Points.

This year, nineteen students entered out inaugural Yu0Gi-Oh tournament in two levels, Master and Apprentice during Book Week. Players will play four rounds and the top four in each level will play off in the elimination finals. A big thank you to David Adams, Luke Nardelli and Harrison Lockley for helping to organise the tournament.

Master Players

  • David Adams (12.2)
  • Alex Hammond (12.1)
  • Luca Incani (12.2)
  • Harrison Lockley (12.3)
  • Luke Nardelli (11.7)
  • Ben Pagano (12.3) 
  • Alexander Santoro (10.5) 

Apprentice Level

  • Archie Allen (7.5)
  • Aidan Darmawan (10.6)
  • Amul Dharmapuri (9.4)
  • Ethan Halford (9.4)
  • Ben Heslop (7.5)
  • Colin Howells (9.4)
  • Darcy Hoye (7.5)
  • Santiago Paz (9.6)
  • Jose Torres Rebaza (7.4)
  • Matt Roberts (7.4)
  • Lachlan Versace (7.4)

 Mrs B Hammond | Head of Library and Research


Thanks to all TC parents, community and staff who assisted in making last week’s College Auxiliary Guest Speaker Morning Tea a wonderful success – with a significant sum raised for Youth Focus and lots of community spirit in the room. 

Mrs Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator

Uniform Shop News
  • The uniform shop is open every Tuesday 7:30am till 4:30pm and Friday from 7:30am till 1:30pm during term.
  • If you are looking for that unique present for Fathers Day this year , we have an Old Boys Tie and Supporters Jacket that has just arrived in the shop.
  • The tie is going out for $25.00 dollars and the Supporters Jacket for $95.00 dollars. These items would make an perfect present for Fathers that are Old Boys of the College or current parents. It is also available for any past student of the college.
  • Also available is our new wet weather jacket at the cost of $28.00. It is light weight and folds up neatly to fit in any bag. We have all sizes available at the moment, but they are quite popular and have been selling quite fast , so get in now so you do not miss out.

Mrs Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager

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Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association

Upcoming Reunions

Wednesday, 4 October

CBC Mass and Lunch

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

Saturday, 11 November

Class of 2007 - 10th 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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Community News




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.


St George’s College provides accommodation for tertiary students studying at any of Perth’s universities and is the oldest, most prestigious residential college in Western Australia. Our competitive fees include: free gym membership, an excellent academic program offering tutoring in all first year units, a full social calendar with something for everyone, numerous cultural events and activities, an air-conditioned room, 3 meals per day, fast and reliable internet connection with unlimited data, great pastoral care and support and much more. St George’s has just introduced a number of new scholarships and bursaries including the Regional Scholarships and Regional Bursaries, which are valued at $2000 and are offered to students from the various regions of WA, including Perth metro. For each region St George’s College is providing four scholarships (awarded based on personal leadership merit such as sporting, cultural, leadership, academic, etc) and four bursaries (awarded based on financial circumstance).

For more information about St George’s, check out the website at or contact the College at or call 9449 5555.If you are interested in having a look at the College tours, and interviews can be booked by contacting the front office at or call 9449 5555. 


ATARget keep their classes small, which allows students access to more one-on-one time with their teacher. The September ATAR Revision and Exam Preparation program is from Monday, 25 September to Friday, 29 September. To enrol or for more information please visit or email


The foundation of the revision classes is the Western Austrian curriculum, which is the same syllabus guide-lines used by the school. The ATAR Revisiion and Exam Preparation program is from Monday, 2 October to Friday, 6 October. To enrol or for more information please visit or email 

Youth Groups Around Perth

Infant Jesus Parish 24:7 Morley Youth Group
For all youth in Years 6-12
Every Friday night, 6-8pm in the Parish Hall
For more info call Roger 0434 988 711 or Elizabeth 0410 554 393

All Saints Parish 24:7 Greenwood Youth Group
For all youth in Years 6-12
Every Sunday night 6.30-8pm @ the Ahern Centre (Liwara Catholic Primary School)
For more info call Lynn 0452 413 942 or Lionel 0405 107 841

24:7 Ocean Reef Youth Group
Meets on 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays of the month
6-8pm @ St Simon Peter Parish meeting room
For all youth in Years 6-12
For more info call Amanda 0421 144 992 or Samuel 0474 310 944

24:7 Osborne Park Youth Group
For all youth in Years 7-12
Every Friday night, 7.30-9.30pm @ 67 Howe St, Osborne Park
For more info call Jacinta 0497 611 312 or Joel 0421 725 582

24:7 South Youth Group
All youth in Years 7-12 are invited!
Every Friday night @ 7-9pm in the Kolbe College Sports Hall
For more info call Ming Yan 0414 998 043 or Matt 0421 746 858

24:7 Servite Youth Group
All youth in Years 6-12 are invited!
Every Friday of school term @ 3:30 - 5:30pm in Servite College Chapel
Youth of St Kieran's & St Denis parishes also welcome!
For more info contact Paul 0430 636 274 or Kym 0400 042 232

24:7 Nedlands Youth Group
For all youth in Years 6 - 12
Every Friday night, 6 - 8pm @ Holy Rosary Parish, Nedlands
For more information call Noel 0433 772 357 or Catherine 0424 196 585

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