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TC Newsletter:
Volume 27 - August 31, 2018


From the Headmaster 

FATHER'S DAY 

This morning saw many fathers from our Junior School accompany their sons to the College to enjoy breakfast. It was an opportunity for the boys to acknowledge their dads and to ensure that they had a great start to what we hope will be a memorable weekend for them. Thank you to the many staff who cooked and served the breakfast – some starting very early in the morning.

There is little doubt that a great deal of responsibility is attached to the complex role of fatherhood in our contemporary society. Properly exercised, this responsibility becomes a source of great pride and satisfaction for fathers. Of particular importance to dads is the ability to recognise that they are typically the primary role models for their sons. Integrity, honesty and faithfulness are gifts that a man shares with his wife while they are being simultaneously learned by his son. It is only through his own good example that a father can expect to enjoy the pride and satisfaction of watching his son mature into someone who believes in himself and leads a full life.

Of course, the task for fathers is rarely uncomplicated and there sometimes seems to be a critical flaw in generational understanding. This was summed up by American clergyman, Charles Wadsworth when he wrote, “by the time a man realises that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he is wrong.” Perhaps the secret for dads is to accept that the perfect father does not exist and that our task is to ensure that the critical moments we share with our sons hold enough lessons for their lifetime. Over this weekend, I hope that all of the fathers in our school community are reminded of the love of their families and the value placed upon their good work.

Mr Shaun Kenny | Acting Headmaster 

College Events

YEAR 10 SOCIAL

The Year 10 Social was held last Monday night with the young ladies from Mercedes College here in the Foley Centre. I would like to thank all the staff who willingly supervised this event but especially acknowledge the work of Mr Joel Shinkfield, the Head of Year.

JUNIOR SCHOOL HOUSE CARNIVAL

Last Thursday, our Junior School boys participated in their House Carnival in almost perfect conditions – thanks to Mr Luke Thompson and all the staff and parents who assisted on the day. The Junior School Interschool Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday, 6 September at AK Reserve and I wish all of the boys who will represent Trinity College every success on this day.

CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

The Catholic Performing Arts Festival will come to its conclusion this week. This is a big week with some seven sections of the festival being decided. Trinity has several items in the solo, duet and ensemble play-offs this Friday night including Classical Guitar Ensemble I, Concussion and Basil Gerad Cyril’s (12.7) own composition for contemporary chamber ensemble; as well as the many students participating in the Piano Solo, Secondary Choir and Solo Drama sections. Some shield recipients have already been released. I congratulate the Senior Vocal Ensemble for being awarded the Sacred Choral Music Award along with the Senior Chorale in the New Sacred Work category. Other results to be released are the Secondary Musical, with the Trinity production of The Pirates of Penzance being a joint winner with the Mercedes production of The Addams Family. This is a remarkable result being the College’s first musical production in 23 years. The Trinity/Mercedes Wind Orchestra should also be congratulated for being awarded the prize in the Secondary Concert Band section. In the Junior School, Gabriel Pereira (6B), was awarded the Primary Solo Piano section for the second time. There have been many fine performances and numerous outstanding awards to go along with these shield winners. All participating music, dance and drama students should be congratulated on their performances and hard work leading up to the festival. A full list of results will be published in a future newsletter.

Our special thanks are extended to Dr Rob Braham, Miss Kimberley Lloyd, Mrs Ann Clarke, Mrs Laura Walker, Mr Steven Harmer, Ms Lisa Laurino and Mrs Paula Nicoletto. Also included in our thanks are all our instrumental tutors who have prepared the boys for many of their performances, as well as Mrs Margaret Denniston for the administration of the entries. Our sincere acknowledgement must also be extended to the Friends of Music, who have provided support and hospitality at a number of these performances.

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 8 MASS AND YEAR 7 MASS
  • On Tuesday, 11 September at 9:35am, the Year 8 students will gather together for their Term 3 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 call 9223 8106.

HELP FROM YEAR 11 PARENTS FOR YEAR 12 GRADUATION BREAKFAST - THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER

With the 2018 academic year drawing to a close for our Year 12s, preparations are already underway for their end of year celebrations. One of the most important activities on their calendar is the Graduation Breakfast for Year 12 students and their parents. Traditionally, this has been hosted by the Year 11 parents and to make this a successful morning we need a maximum of 15 helpers. I ask that you give this event some serious thought and consider giving up a couple of hours of your time to ensure that our Year 12 students and their parents have a truly memorable occasion; remember that the current Year 10 parents will be asked to spoil you in 12 months’ time. Help is needed from 6:00am through to 8:30am on Thursday, 18 October.

Please contact Mrs Beverly Martinez at martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au or 9223 8106 to confirm your availability by 4:00pm, Friday, 12 October.

FRIENDS FOR OTHERS

Our thanks are extended to the families and staff who are part of our Friends for Others group. This group aims to provide support for families in our College Community who may be in need of assistance, mostly in the form of providing meals for those who may be unwell, convalescing or bereaved. Meals are provided for families through the school, so that privacy is maintained. If you would like to add your name to the list of people who are called upon occasionally to provide a meal, please contact Community Liaison Officer Mrs Beverly Martinez on 9223 8106 or martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au.

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College Calendar

TERM 3, WEEK 8

Monday, 3 September

  • 9:00am Auxiliary Meeting
  • 5:30pm Board Meeting
  • 6:00pm Year 12 Drama Showcase

Tuesday, 4 September

  • 9:35am College Assembly (Athletics) Year 4-12
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm Year 8 Quiz Night with Mercedes at TC 

Wednesday, 5 September

  • Year 11 and 12 Music Recital Night

Thursday, 6 September

  • JPSSA Athletics - AK Reserve
  • PSA Athletics Photo

Friday, 7 September

  • 8:00am Mass
  • PSA Athletics - AK Reserve
  • Year 12 Music Performance Exams
  • Year 12 Study Day

Saturday, 8 September

  • ABODA Festival - Wind Ensemble and Wind Band

Sunday, 9 September

  • ABODA Festival - String Ensemble

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Junior School News

FATHER'S DAY BREAKFAST

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Father's Day Breakfast. It is always a highlight each year and it is wonderful that so many dads, grandads and uncles were able to attend. Particular thanks to the staff, co-ordinated by Mr Bernard Le Tessier, who were on deck very early to prepare for the event, Glen Quartermain who spoke to the boys and their dads about his experience as a dad, and the Year 5 parents who were so generous in their donations for the raffle.

CONGRATULATIONS

Last weekend a group of boys made their First Holy Communion at St Mary’s Cathedral. Congratulations to Hudson May (4G), Evan Chok (4G), Luca Travaglini (4B), Ashton Callus (4G), Max Radica (4B), Joshua Karelis (4G), Kieran Heslop (4W), Thomas Secker (4B), Sebastian Santoro (4W), Emrys Connell (4B), Parker Yeoh (4G), David Hunter (4G) and Isaac Bull (4B).

CHESS

Yesterday, Isaac Quadros (6W),  Kato Pachioli (6B), Nick Day (6G), Jack Miocevich (6B), Rocco Fowler (6B), Izaya Silva (6W), Jacob Allison (5B), Eli Walsh (5B), Jack Clarey (5W), Luke Chapman (5W), Sebastian Ivaldi (4W) and Jaxon Beale (4G) represented Trinity in a Primary Schools Chess competition. The boys played very well and were wonderful ambassadors for their school. All teams performed exceptionally well and the two C grade teams placed first and second. A very successful day! 

INTERNATIONAL CENTENNIAL PILGRIM IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA

On Monday afternoon, the International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima for the Perth Pilgrimage will be visiting Trinity College. Last year, we celebrated 100 years since the image of Our Lady was seen in Fatima. To commemorate this, Pope Francis blessed 6 statues of Our Lady of Fatima and then sent them to tour the 6 continents. The statues have visited many countries, bringing a message of peace, and on Monday will be at Trinity. The Junior School will honour her arrival with a liturgy in the Chapel commencing at 2:10pm. All are welcome to attend. Click here for more information. 

The Hon Ken Wyatt (Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority), Deakin Tran (6G) and his mother, Brooke Tran
DEAKIN'S ORGAN DONOR REQUEST FOR JERSEY DAY 2018

Today, Friday, 31 August is Jersey Day. To celebrate, the Junior School students and their fathers wore their footy jumpers to school for the Father's Day Breakfast. Deakin Tran (6G) has one wish for Jersey Day - that as many people as possible join in to raise awareness of the importance of giving the priceless gift of life through organ donation. This year, Deakin and his family are celebrating a decade since a liver transplant saved his life, when he was just 12 months old. Deakin fought a rare liver condition from the day he was born. As his condition deteriorated, he was placed on the national liver transplant waiting list. Eight months later, his parents received a lifesaving call from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and immediately flew with Deakin to Sydney. Ten years on, Deakin is healthy and looking forward to the 2018 Transplant Games on the Gold Coast next month, where he will compete in tennis, swimming and other sports.

Currently, there are 1,400 Australians waitlisted for a life-saving transplant and a further 11,000 on renal dialysis. By joining the Australian Organ Donor Register and telling your loved ones you want to be a donor, you could save lives. You can register in less than a minute at www.donatelife.gov.au - all you need is your Medicare number. 

DATES TO REMEMBER 

Monday, 3 September

  • International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima

Thursday, 6 September

  • JPSSA Athletics Carnival

Friday, 7 September

  • Year 4 White Mass 8:40am

  • Assembly 2:40pm

 

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

PREFECTS' CORNER

Wow, it is Week 7 already. This term is going super-fast and we still have an action-packed week. On Thursday, we had our Primary Interschool Chess Competition for Years 4, 5 and 6. We chose 12 boys all up - 2 from Year 4, 4 from Year 5 and 6 from Year 6. All the boys put in lots of effort and we had an amazing result. On Friday morning at 7:30 we had our annual Father’s Day breakfast. It was a wonderful turnout with so many Dads coming. Everyone was wearing their favourite sporting team colours to support Jersey Day for organ transplants. They all looked like they enjoyed themselves a lot. On Friday afternoon we had our monthly TOBA assembly and at this assembly, Mr Jones ('70) entertained the boys again.

By Evan Alderslade (6B) and by Quinn Hamilton (6B) 

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Secondary School News

Paul Dillon talks to Year 10 students
PAUL DILLON PRESENTATIONS

On Tuesday, Paul Dillon, founder of Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia, and author of the book Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs, came to Trinity College and presented on drugs and alcohol to Year 10s, Year 11s, Year 12s and that evening, to parents. The topic for the parents' presentation was "Teenagers, alcohol and other drugs 2018: How much influence do parents really have?His informative and practical presentations provided knowledge and guidance to all who heard them. It was pleasing to hear that alcohol consumption among 12-17 year olds has been steadily decreasing in recent years (see above slide showing the percentage of 12-17 year olds in Australia who have never consumed alcohol from 1999-2014). 

CERT IV - BUSINESS EXPO 

On Tuesday, Gibney Hall was abuzz as the Certificate IV Business students held their annual Business Expo. As part of the course, students researched and developed their own new products, and presented their business idea at the Expo to eager audiences of staff and students. This competency shows the students how much work goes on behind the scences before a product can be launched to the public. Well done everyone! 

YEAR 11 PATHWAY INFORMATION EVENING

A reminder for Year 11 families about the alternative pathway information evening on Tuesday, 4 September at 6:30pm in the Braham Auditorium. Representatives from Curtin University and Fremantle Education Centre will be presenting information about the Uni-Ready in schools program and the Certificate IV Business course to be offered next year. Important information about each course will be presented along with key dates and deadlines. It is recommended that both parents and students attend this session.

Mr Russell Hinks | Careers Counsellor

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 

ART COMPETITION - T.C. PORTRAITURE PRIZE

Entries are open for the Art Department portraiture prize; this competition will be open to all secondary students and staff. 

  • Prizes will be awarded for the best portrait (it can be a self-portrait or a portrait of a person of your choice)
  • Entries may be completed on canvas, paper or alternative no larger than A4 size (ONE FREE canvas will be supplied by the Art Department – come to the senior art room to collect your canvas)
  • Entries must be a painting, drawing or mixed media artwork completed in any medium (including oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil, mixed media etc)
  • For students: portraits completed during art courses will NOT be eligible 
  • Prizes will be awarded for best student and staff entries. 
  • Student prizes: First Prize - $100, Second Prize - $50, Third Prize - $25 
  • Entries due: Term 4, Week 3 (Monday, 22 October 2018)

Ms Rita Basilio | Art Coordinator 

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)

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

BIG & GIG AT CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

Both Boys in Groove (BIG) and Guys in Groove (GIG) performed at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last Friday night for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. BIG (Years 4-6) performed a routine to “I Don’t Dance”, which promotes the moral that even if you may think you are not good at something, you will never know for sure until you try. The GIG dancers span from Years 7-12. They spent the past four months working on a strong showpiece with the theme “Anti-bullying”. This performance piece was a monologue set to music where they explored the other side of bullying, looking through the eyes of those hurt, and becoming the person to make a change, to make a difference, to know that “we are enough”.

Mrs Paula Nicoletto | Dance Teacher

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. 

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/

KEEP CUPS AT THE LIBRARY & UNIFORM SHOP

In the move towards a more sustainable College community, we are very excited to offer Trinity College 340ml / 12oz Keep Cups for sale in the Uniform Shop and the Senior School College Library. These Keep Cups are non-toxic, BPA / BPS free and dishwasher safe. They are sustainably manufactured in Australia and go towards reducing disposable coffee cup use. They are on sale for: 1 for $15; 2 for $25 (a saving of $5!). 

UNIFORM SHOP NEWS

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. 

During the school holidays, the Uniform Shop will be closed with the exception of one day; on Wednesday, 26 September we will be open from 7:30am-1:30pm. 

Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager   

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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. 

Did you know that when the CBC Perth boarders moved to Aquinas in 1938, the PSA membership moved with them? It wasn't until 1968 that Trinity was welcomed back into the PSA. Trinity's official debut was the Inters Athletic Meeting, where they surprised the other schools by placing second. If you look closely in this photo you may see a few familiar faces! 


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. 

CURTIN SCHOLARSHIPS REMINDER: 
JOHN CURTIN

Just a reminder that applications for the John Curtin Scholarship close at 4:30pm on 19th September. This prestigious scholarship is aimed at students achieving at least 95+ ATAR and have contributed to the College and community in a variety of ways. Part of the process requires the College to complete a signficant document for each applicant. This is typically done by either your Head of Year or Deputy. You must give them notice so they have time to fill out your application. Each applicant completes a nomination which can be found here. To assist in the process, Curtin has produced a nomination and application guide which can be found here

CURTIN PRINCIPAL'S AWARD

The College will nominate two worthy students to receive the Curtin principal's recommendation. There is no ATAR requirement for this scholarship. The criteria for nomination is: 

  • Academic merit or improvement over time at high school
  • Potential to achieve at university
  • Adverse personal circumstances or financial difficulties that may affect their chances at university

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship, please forward your name to me including which criteria you would like to be considered under. 

DIRECT PATHWAYS - DOCTOR OF MEDICINE AND DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE

UWA has simplified their TISC codes for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Direct Pathways. Year 12 students who receive a Direct Pathway offer for Medicine or Dentistry will be automatically enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science before heading into their postgraduate course offer. If students decide to complete a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce or Science instead, students are required to notify Admissions on meddentadmissions@uwa.edu.au immediately after they have accepted their offer. 

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

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

LITTLE ATHLETICS CLUB 

Little Athletics season is here again! Come and join the Vic Park 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 11 September at East Victoria Park Primary School from 4:30pm-6pm on Tuesdays (all athletes) and/or Thursdays (Under 9 and above). Competition Saturday mornings at Gerry Archer Athletic Stadium. Contact us at vplacreg@gmail.com or call 0408 424 559 or visit facebook.com/VicParkLAC

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
  • Admissions Information Evening & Expo: 6:00pm, Wednesday 5 September 
  • Application Workshop for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students: 5:30pm, Tuesday 11 September
  • One-on-One Advice Sessions: By appointment, 17-26 September
  • Extended Hours @ Notre Dame - Prospective Students and Admissions Office will be open from 10am-2pm on Saturday 22 September

Find out more and register now at notredame.edu.au/events

COURAGE TO CARE EXHIBITION AT NOTRE DAME 

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 hereFor 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 

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

 

 

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Canteen Roster

Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 3rd September 2018

Mon

Denise Williams, Rose Chang

Tues

Stephanie Chung

Wed

Rose Chang 

Thurs

Sonya Mahoney

Frid

Tracey Pola, Prashi Mahatalagalage Don

Volunteers Please: If you or someone you know would like to volunteer in the canteen, even for an hour, please contact me on 0409 110 319 or email TCcanteen@trinity.wa.edu.au. You are welcome to bring a friend and enjoy a coffee and a chat. Thank you.

Carol Watson | Canteen Manager 

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