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TC Newsletter:
Volume 28 - September 8, 2017

From the Headmaster


As this newsletter goes to print the PSA Athletics Carnival is being held at AK Reserve – results will be published in next week’s newsletter, but I thank the large number of staff and parents who have put in many hours of work in preparing the students for this event.

At Tuesday’s assembly, I congratulated Thomas Moorcroft (12.4) on his appointment as Captain and his vice captains James Marthins (12.7) and Luke Scarfone (12.8). Also at the assembly we presented the 2017 Athletics Team to the College community. I wish all participants every success for this Friday. 

Yesterday was the Junior School Interschool Athletics Carnival. Our students performed exceptionally well, finishing in second place. I thank the staff and coaches who assisted in the preparation of the students.


At Tuesday’s assembly, I also took the opportunity to remind all students about the College expectations with regards to the wearing of the College uniform and personal grooming. I, along with others, am concerned that these standards have been dropping lately. As parents, please ensure that your son/s are dressed correctly each morning when they leave for school and that their level of personal grooming conforms to College standards. If for any reason students are not dressed in correct uniform, please provide your son with a note for his PCG Teacher and Head of Year.

A reminder to everyone about the College’s expectations in relation to the boys’ hair styles;

  • Hair should be well styled, brushed, neat and clean;
  • Hair should be cut so that it clears the collar at the back and does not fall in front of the eyes;      
  • When combed forward if hair falls below the nose it is too long;
  • Hair is not to be worn covering the ears;
  • Unruly or uncombed hair is not permitted;
  • Hairstyles should be of a conservative nature. Students are NOT permitted to have mullets, dreadlocks, rat tails, top knots, mohawks, extra-long fringes, or any other un-conventional style cuts;
  • Hair is not to be undercut or layered and cannot be worn any shorter than a Number 2 cut;
  • Artificial colours or highlights are not permitted. 

Please ensure your son’s hair conforms to these expectations.


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.


Mr Peter Norman | Acting Headmaster

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 12 September
9:35am Year 8 Mass
1pm-6pm Year 12 PE Studies Practical Assessments
5:30pm Parent Council meeting
Year 9 Humanities excursion
Thursday, 14 September
Year 11 Religion & Life Incursion
6:30pm-8:30pm Year 7 Social with Mercedes at MC
Friday, 8 September
8:00am Mass

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Junior School News


Well done to all the boys involved in the Interschool Athletics carnival yesterday. You represented Trinity fantastically by the way you competed, the way you supported each other and by the great sportsmanship you showed. An awesome result by the boys to finish a close second.

Many boys rose to the occasion to record personal bests. We also have a couple of boys who created new interschool records. Congratulations to Caden Barnett who broke records in the 400m, 800m and long jump and Harrison Rogers who equalled the high jump record. Thank you boys for the effort  you all put in by attending many training sessions before school over the last 2 weeks. Thank you also to Mr Thompson for the co-ordination of all that is involved in preparing for the competition and to the many parents who supported the boys throughout the day.


Early Monday morning, 75 Year 6 boys, 5 teachers and 33 dads leave for Kalgoorlie. The Kalgoorlie Tour is a wonderful opportunity for the boys to learn first-hand about the historical and economic significance of the Goldfield region to Western Australia. The camp is also a wonderful opportunity to challenge the boys in a safe environment as they have the opportunity to make and develop new and stronger friendships. Whilst I am at Kalgoorlie next week, Ms Temmen and Mr Le Tessier will be looking after the Junior School.


Last term, Luca Morelli (6G), James Mackenzie (6B), Brandon O’Driscoll (6G) and Hamish Lambert (6W) spoke with me about an idea they had regarding a five on five soccer tournament. The purpose of the tournament was to raise some money for the missions, create some positive competition between the boys and have some fun. The boys promoted, organised, ran and umpired the event, and provided prizes. They did a great job. In running the event, they had to endure a number of wet days, but the end result was a competitive and enjoyable competition. 


Monday, 11 September

  • Year 6’s leave for their Kalgoorlie Tour

Friday, 15 September 

  • Year 4G Assembly at 2:20pm in Gibney Hall
  • Year 6s return from Kalgoorlie


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

 Secondary School News


On Wednesday, 6 September, the Year 8s, lead by the PCG Councillors organised a Sausage Sizzle to raise funds for the Starlight Foundation. A cause close to the hearts of the Year 8 boys, Starlight is an inspiring foundation that aims to brighten the lives of children and families facing life-threatening illness. An example of how this is often achieved includes allowing affected families opportunities to experience ‘bucket-list’ type holidays and activities.

Students were very generous in purchasing hot dogs and drinks with all monies raised going towards our Fundraising target. At this early stage, without all monies finalised, it seems likely we have raised in excess of $2000, which is an absolute credit to all involved.

Special acknowledgement in the lead up is reserved to the Bonwick family, who through their Mosman Fresh IGA store, were very generous in donating meat, bread and sauce amongst other items to ensure optimal funds were raised. 

Other families within the Year 8 cohort were similarly charitable through donating produce and money towards the cause. Sincere thanks to you all! It was a real team effort!

Speaking of teamwork, the Canteen and Maintenance staff were sensational in supporting the fundraiser and like the Year 8 PCG staff, it would not have been possible without their great assistance and they too deserve our gratitude.

Mr Andrew Jenkin | Head of Year 8


The Year 12 Certificate IV Business students, were part of a Business Expo in Gibney Hall on Tuesday, 5 September showcasing their business projects, having developed them throughout the year. Visitors were able to experience firsthand, the businesses on display and the types of products available for purchase. Discussions around the cost of their product, and how they were marketing their business were well answered and thought-out. 


Please be aware that the due date for purchasing tickets to the Year 12 Graduation Night is fast approaching. Final assembly, final Mass and RSVPs to the Year 12 TOBA Breakfast are also fast approaching. 

Payments for the Graduation dinner will need to be made via the Online Store by Thursday, 14 September

I am looking forward to seeing you all there at these final events to celebrate the Graduation of the Year 12 students.

Mr David Allen | Head of Year 12


Congratulations to Daniel MacMillan (12.7) for achieving a mark in the top ten in the recent West Australian Teachers of Italian (WAATI) examinations. This is the first time Trinity students have participated in the WAATI exams so it is fantastic that Daniel has achieved such a high result. Daniel will have the opportunity to undertake an oral examination at Mercedes College on Saturday, 16 September. This will then be followed by an awards ceremony at Trinity College on Wednesday, 20 September where the top three students will be awarded a prize along with some prize money. Good luck to Daniel for his oral examination.


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College News


The David Pigram Acoustic Session last Saturday was a great success. Both David and Jesse Pigram (16) donated their time and talent for the Nepal fundraising effort. The music set was fantastic and all attendees had a great night. This fundraiser is one of many that both the Year 10 boys and parents and staff going to Nepal have organised. All of the funds raised go towards the volunteer projects that the boys will be taking part in while on the Service Expedition to Nepal. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both David and Jesse (and their helpers) for their time and talent as well as everyone who attended on the night. I would also like to thank Cameron Rhodes who donated wine for the event as well as the main raffle prize.

Alison Mackenzie | Teacher Librarian 


Recently a number of Trinity students had their artwork displayed in the 24th Angelico Art Exhibition which was held at the Forrest Centre in Perth. This is a very prestigious art exhibition which showcases artworks by talented Catholic school students. Congratulations to Year 12 student Samuel Mangione (12.3); he was selected as the winner of the the People’s Choice Art Award 2017. This award was presented to Samuel at the school assembly on Tuesday by Mr Jon Cheney, Regional Manager of the Catholic Superannuation Fund; the award sponsor.  


Congratulations to the 2017 -2018 College Auxiliary Office Bearers elected at the AGM last Monday.

  • Nicola Gosatti will return as President
  • Stacey Kannis: Vice President
  • Rita Rocca: Treasurer
  • Katalin Torre: Secretary
  • Mel Day: Junior School Representative
  • Christina Millar & Josie Nardelli: Kitchen Coordinators 

Many thanks to all who will assist at the College Auxiliary events and meetings in the upcoming year. All parents are warmly invited to attend College Auxiliary Meetings – please check the Parent Calendar for when they occur.

Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator 


Thank you to all the Year 10 parents who enjoyed each other’s company at The Grosvenor during their son’s Year 10 Social last Monday night. Many thanks to Rita Rocca for her continuing efforts.  

A friendly reminder too that the Year 10 Parent End of Year Function will be held later in Term 4. 

Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator


Your photos are now available online to view and purchase. Please advise the students and parents.

To access the gallery, follow the below procedure:

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.
  • Shop Holiday hours: The uniform shop will be open the second week of the holidays. Monday, 2 and Tuesday, 3 October from 7:30am-1:30pm only

  • All students need to be in full summer uniform for their first day back in Term 4 - Tuesday, 10 October. Please try on your summer shorts to make sure they fit.
  • If you purchased an HIRE ATHLETIC SINGLET you will need to bring them back to the shop no later than Friday, 22 September to get your refund

Mrs Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager

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Congratulations to Alexander Christodoulakis (7.4) who trialled and was selected for the WA State U13's Soccer team. Alexander will be participating in the National Youth Championship in Coffs Harbour in September. We wish him all the best. 

Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association

Daniel receiving his award from TOBA President, Peter Torre (’89)

Congratulations to Year 6 student, Daniel Oatham ('23) for winning the TOBA President's Award for TC Spirit. Adam's teacher said: This student is a very motivated individual. A capable young man who gives his best in all circumstances. He approaches each day at Trinity College the same way; entering class with a positive attitude, keen to make the most of all learning opportunities. He is an excellent example of what a true Trinity student should be. This young man is always well mannered, extremely caring, thoughtful and helpful to others. He is held in high regard by his teachers and peers for his positive attitude, mindful approach to his schooling and willingness to achieve his best. He is a very deserving recipient of this month’s TOBA Award.

Robin S Sharma, Canadian born author, personal development expert and leadership speaker writes: “Hard work opens doors and shows the world that you are serious about being one of those rare - and special - human beings who use the fullness of their talents to do their very best.”

Daniel is one of those rare, special, hard-working human beings who uses the fullness of his talents to do his very best every single day.


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, 11 September 2017


Rose Chang


Fiona Galvin


Andrea Dodo-Balu and Rose Chang


Andrea Milburne


Carmella Rosso, Megan Gahler and Caterina Carcich (lunchtime only)

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


Community News 


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 guidelines used by the school. The ATAR Revision and Exam Preparation program is from Monday, 2 October to Friday, 6 October. To enrol or for more information please visit or email 


David Fong is an experienced secondary school Maths tutor who specialises in tutoring students in either catching up on their peers or working ahead in preparation. You can receive 50% off your first session if you mention Trinity College. For more information please call 0414 644 952 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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