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TC Newsletter:
Volume 27 - September 1, 2017

From the Headmaster


The Year 8 Social was held last Tuesday night at Mercedes College and the Year 10 Social is being held next Monday night here in Gibney Hall. I would like to thank all the staff who willingly supervised at these events but especially acknowledge the work of the Heads of Year – Mr Andrew Jenkin (Year 8) and Mr Kenny Chan (Year 10).


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, 7 September at AK Reserve, I wish all boys who will represent Trinity College every success on this day.


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 as well as the many students participating in the piano solo and secondary choir sections. Some shield recipients have already been released. I congratulate George Kavalam for being awarded the Bible reading prize along with the Trinity/Mercedes Chorale who have won the secondary sacred music section. To complete the double, the Junior School Vocal Ensemble also won the primary sacred music choral section. 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 thanks must be extended to Dr Rob Braham, Miss Kimberley Lloyd, Mrs Ann Clarke, Mrs Ventia Webber, Mr Steven Harmer, Ms Lisa Laurino and Mrs Paula Nicoletto. I include in my vote of thanks all our instrumental tutors who have also 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.


The annual PSA Athletics Inters will be held on Friday, 8 September at the WA Athletics Stadium, 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 have been emailed to all parents.

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


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 9223 8106.


With the 2017 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 Year 12 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 Monday, 23 October.

Please contact Beverly Martinez at or 9223 8106 to confirm your availability by 4:00pm, Friday, 13 October.


This Sunday we celebrate Fathers’ Day. I take this opportunity to wish all Fathers a wonderful day and I hope your sons spoil you on this day. I know that the Junior School Dads were spoilt this morning at the Fathers’ Day Breakfast and I thank Mr Martin Tucker and the Junior School Staff for arranging this event.


My 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. My thanks to those who have been busy cooking over the last week, please know that your help and generosity is greatly appreciated. If you’d like to add your name to the list of people who are called upon occasionally to provide a meal, please contact Community Coordinator Beverly Martinez on 9223 8106 or


Mr Peter Norman | Acting Headmaster

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 4 September
9:00am Auxiliary Meeting
6:30pm-8:30pm Year 10 Social with Mercedes at Trinity
Tuesday, 5 September
9:35am College Assembly (Athletics)
Thursday, 7 September
JPSSA Athletics - AK Reserve
Year 12 Drama Practical Exam
PSA Athletics Photo
Friday, 8 September
8:00am Mass
PSA Athletics - AK Reserve
Year 12 Music Performance Exams
Year 12 Study Day

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Junior School News


Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Fathers' 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 Reuben Brennan who were on deck very early to prepare for the event, Alfie Germano 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.

L-R: Oliver Nguyen, Lewis Murabito & Oliver Bradley-Moore

Last weekend, a group of boys made their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Congratulations to Oliver Bradley-Moore (4W) and Oliver Nguyen (4W) who received the Sacrament of Penance. Congratulations also to Taj Dean (4G), Leone Magistro (4B), Luca Palmero (4W), Andrew Zinni (4B), Oliver Bradley-Moore (4W), Lewis Murabito (4W) and Oliver Nguyen (4W) who celebrate Holy Communion for the first time.


This week the boys in the Junior School were treated to an incursion by the WA Opera Company. The 3 young performers were entertaining, engaging and incredibly talented. Thank you to Mrs Terasa Letizia who arranged for the shot to visit Trinity.  

Dates To Remember
Thursday, 7 September 
  • JPSSA Athletics Carnival
Friday, 8 September
  • Year 6G Mass at 8:50am
  • Year 4B Assembly at 2:20pm

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


On Monday, the Year 6s were lucky enough to have the two Year 6 prac teachers organise a vocation day. This included lots of different stations where you could think about what you wanted to be when you grew up. Later in the afternoon 6B and 6G had an incursion in Gibney Hall, which was about opera. The man that came in was very talented and juggled a soccer ball while he was singing opera. The Year 4 and 5 students just had a normal week.

Sachin (6W) and Nicolas (6G) 

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Secondary School News

From L-R: Daniel Barnes, Alexander Santoro, Sri Krishna Dharmapuri, Daniel Smith and Hector Divinagracia

Tuesday, 29 August saw the PSA Chess Championships take place at Guilford Grammar. The Trinity team of Sri Krishna Dharmapuri (9.4) (captain), Daniel Barnes (12.1), Daniel Smith (11.3), Hector Divinagracia (12.1) and Alexander Santoro (10.5) were looking to beat there 5th placing in last year’s tournament. The night started off shakily with a 1-4 loss to Guilford, followed by a 1-4 loss to Wesley, but with the smell of dinner in the air the boys pulled off an upset draw against Scotch, with Sri and Hector winning their board and Daniel Smith drawing his. Despite this great effort in game 3, the boys lost the final 2 matches 1-4 to both Hale and eventual winners Christ Church. Despite being on the 6th ranked side, our captain Sri won all his games in the tournament at the number 1 table, making him once again the best individual chess player in the PSA. His last game against the Christ Church 1 was especially enthralling with Sri gaining a time advantage in the early stages of the game, setting up a tactical panic in the Christ Church 1. This then lead to a pawn/rook trade and from there it was game over. Sri sealed the victory with CHECKMATE in the dying stages of the game, to confirm his spot as the number 1 chess player in the PSA.     


In aid of living out their term focus of being supportive and giving to the community, the Year 8s, led 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 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


1st place: Jacob Mangan (10.1) “Back Seat of the Bus”

Jacob’s concept was great and it fitted perfectly with the theme of ‘Escape to Everywhere’.  The image was technically well executed.

2nd place: Marcus Petrillo (8.3) “Rocky Greens”

Marcus had a good use of colour, technique and a creative use of title.

3rd place: Tate Meinertz (8.6) “Books are a Uniquely Portable Magic”

Tate’s concept was excellent and his link to the theme and Book Week was perfect.

Special mention: Jensen Yeo (8.8) for his demonstration of leading lines and a great concept.

Thank you to Mrs Karyn Clements for running a photography workshop in the library and judging the competition. Thank you to Ms Jena McDowall for organising and running the Book Week Photography Competition.

Mrs Bindy Hammond | Head of Library and Research


The Trinity College Environmental Committee is a group of students from Year 7 to 12 and together, we explore new ways to maintain a high standard of environmentally safety for the school. On Thursday, 30 August, 10 students from the committee were given the opportunity to visit Biogass Renewables, a biotechnology company located in Jandakot. Together, along with Ms Amanda Marocchi and Mr Anthony Byrnes, the Environmental Committee were taken on a tour around the company's campus. Biogass Renewables is a bioenergy enterprise taking the lead in bringing commercially viable anaerobic digestion plants to the Australian commercial, manufacturing and resources industries. Biogass Renewables uses a process called anaerobic digestion to convert commercial and industrial waste into onsite electricity, heat and clean methane gas. The organic waste streams that feed our plants range from supermarket, kitchen, dairy, vegetable, abattoir and fishery waste, to grain and legume surplus, to ordinary garden waste. We thank Biogass Renewables for having us on site.

Ben Kelly (11.4)


On Tuesday night, quite a few Year 8 Mums gathered at the nearby Grosvenor Hotel for dinner as their sons had their Social with Mercedes College. Thank you to Jill Gorski for leading the group, with assistance from Teresa Leone and all who attended.

Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator 


The 2017 College Auxiliary AGM will be held next Monday, 4 September at 9am in the Board Room. 

Please feel free to nominate yourself or others for the positions of:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Kitchen Coordinator
  • Junior School Representative
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.
  • The shop will open an extra 2 hours on Wednesday, 6 September for the Athletic students. This will be from 7:30am-9:30am. 

Mrs Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager

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On the weekend we had the senior round of the State Schools Cup. Trinity entered three teams in the Open Boys Honours, Open boys A & the Year 11 boys B (Year 10’s).

The competition was tough for all teams and games were played in great spirit. The Year 10s won a silver medal and the Open Honours team beat Aquinas 3-1 taking gold for the second year in a row, which is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to all the boys who competed and to all the parents and friends who came along to support us. Looking forward to the middle school round on September 15-17.

WA State players

Congratulation to Kieran Theseira (9.7) and Jack Wojtowicz (9.3) who made the Under 15 WA state team. Also well done to Rory McElwee (10.2) who has made the 16s WA state team.

WA state team fundraiser

The under 15 WA state team are holding a fundraiser to raise money for their trip to the Gold Coast in October. Please get behind the team and support this event. The details are below:

The WA U/15 Boys Volleyball team that will compete in the National Championships on the Gold Coast in October is hosting a Fund Raiser Movie Night with support from the Hale School Volleyball Community.

We would like to invite all to come along and support a great cause and see a very enjoyable movie.


  • Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy II rated PG (135 mins)
  • Venue: Hale Music & Drama Centre
  • Date: Friday, 8 September
  • Time: 6.30pm doors open for a 7pm start. Movie will finish approx. 9.15pm
  • Tickets: Adults $16; Students $11; Family 2x2 $50
  • Parking: Parking off Unwin Ave close to the venue


Take a look at the movie trailer here -

If you would like to purchase tickets to this event please bring your money to Jack Wojtowicz or Kieran Theseira and they will give you a ticket/s.

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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Canteen Roster

Week beginning Monday, 4 September 2017


Denise Williams and Rose Chang


Melissa Townsend and Marion Gismonde


Samantha Bruest, Cathy Howard and Rose Chang


Sonya Mahoney


Kerry Morecombe, Lisa Battalis, Tracey Pola and Lisa Allen

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


Community News


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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