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TC Newsletter:
Volume 29 - September 15, 2017

From the Headmaster


My congratulations to our Athletes – last Friday, our secondary students, competed for the Alcock Shield.  Despite some good results in a number of events/age groups, we finished fourth. Special mention of James Watson (7.2), Kerry Barney (7.6) and the U/13 4 x 100m relay, for setting new PSA records, and to Thomas Throssell (11.4), who set two new PSA records.

I thank Mr Steve Leahy, Mr Damien Hansen, all the staff and coaches who spent many hours preparing the students for this event. 

Final Results

  1. Hale School 1650 points
  2. Aquinas College 1506.5 points
  3. Scotch College 1505 points
  4. Trinity College – 1440.5 points
  5. Christ Church Grammar – 1186.5
  6. Wesley 1140.5
  7. Guildford 1043
R-L: David Adams (12.2), George Kavalam (12.1), Thomas Cotter (12.1), Thomas Breust (12.2) and Dr Robert Braham

Last Monday night was the final Festival concert at the Perth Concert Hall. This was a wonderful showcase of talent from many different Catholic schools and featured the Trinity/Mercedes Chorale and the Senior Vocal Ensemble as representative Trinity College items. At the Concert, the College was presented with the Zenith Award for Metropolitan Secondary schools for Overall Excellence in Performance and Participation in the Spirit of the Performing Arts Festival. This is the 14th consecutive year that we have been acknowledged with the Zenith Award. Our staff, music, drama and dance students, all need to be congratulated on their efforts throughout the six weeks of the Festival. The College was also awarded a number of shields in different categories. Details of all the outstanding, excellence and merit awards can be downloaded by clicking here


Our Year 12 students are approaching an exciting time of the year and are busy preparing for their very important final school examinations which begin next week. Early in Term 4, the Senior School students will attend Presentation Night and other Graduation ceremonies and their schooling at Trinity will conclude after the WACE Examinations.

I have emphasised to the Year 12 students that this week marks the end of Term 3 and not the end of the school year. Year 12 students officially finish at the College after the final student has finished his final external examination. We look forward to celebrating and congratulating our students on their contributions to the College. 


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.


Presentation Night will be held on Tuesday, 17 October at the Perth Concert Hall commencing at 7:00pm. Attendance is compulsory for all Year 10, 11 and 12 students and for all prize winners and performers in Year 7, 8 and 9. Information will be sent to Year 10, 11 and 12 parents with regards to purchasing tickets within the next week. The College provides seating in the upper gallery for all Year 10 and 11 students as they are part of the massed choir performance.

Notification to prize winners in Year 7 – 11 (except Year 11 Maths and Physics courses) and Year 12 ‘non-ATAR’ courses will be emailed out shortly. Notification to prize winners in Year 11 Maths and Physics and Year 12 ATAR courses will be emailed in the first week of next term, following their final examinations. Information regarding the purchase of tickets, is noted in a separate part of this newsletter.  


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.


At this mornings’ Year 11 Assembly, I proudly announced the names of the Prefects for 2018 – while they will be officially presented to the community at the Concert Hall on Presentation Night I take this opportunity to congratulate (in alphabetical order): Ethan Bradley (11.4), Anthony Carbone (11.8), Sean Carroll (11.3), Jack Clear (11.6), Asher Fatin (11.1), Dan Fitzgerald (11.2), William Gilbert (11.8), Jeremy Hansen (11.4), Zachary Hayward (11.2), Tim Ludovico (11.3), Joshua Martelli (11.4), Owen Milburn (11.6), Harrison Pell (11.3), Joseph Pinto (11.8), Ray Teakle (11.1) and Max Thorniley (11.5).


Term 3 for the students in Years 4 – 11 will finish at normal times on Friday, 22 September; that is 2:30pm for Years 10 & 11 and 3:00pm for years 7, 8 and 9. Term 4 begins for all students on Tuesday, 10 October with students returning in their correct summer uniform. 

Mr Peter Norman | Acting Headmaster

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 18 September
Year 9 RE Incursion
Tuesday, 19 September
9:35am Year 7 Mass
Year 9 Humanities Excursion
Wednesday, 20 September
Year 9 Humanities Excursion 
5:00pm-7:00pm Junior School Learning Journies 
Thursday, 21 September
Year 11 Maths Exams
Friday, 22 September
8:00am Mass
Year 11 Maths Exams

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Junior School News

Nathan Tobin and Alex Bradley-Moore at the RFDS

The Year 6 boys have had a wonderful week in Kalgoorlie whilst on camp. They have been learning a lot about the rich history of the region and are getting thoroughly involved in all the camp activities. I have been impressed with the way the boys immersed themselves so enthusiastically in all activities and have grown as young people during the week. Thank you to the many dads who attended and provided valuable support, and to the teachers for their work preparing the camp and their care of the boys during the week.


On Wednesday, 20 September the Junior School will be conducting Learning Journeys. A Learning Journey is an opportunity for your son to share a variety of his work from this term. Your son will take responsibility in showing you some of the work and activities he has completed at school. He will explain the tasks he has accomplished and you will be able to ask him questions about his work. Your son has planned for the afternoon and is looking forward to sharing his learning with you.


Our local State Member, John Carey MLA is hosting the 4th annual Perth Primary School Speaker’s Competition. This year, the event is taking place at Mount Hawthorn Primary School on Monday, 18 September commencing at 6:30pm. This year, there are six primary schools competing and Branson May (6G) will be representing Trinity. Good luck Branson!


During this term, all Junior School classes have incorporated filming as part of their learning. The Film Festival celebrates the various works conducted by the boys, with one entry from each class being premiered on Friday. There will be numerous film techniques, utilising a range of apps available to the boys iPads on display.


Monday, 18 September

  • Perth Primary Speaker's Award commencing at 6:30pm

Wednesday, 20 September 

  • Learning Journey 5:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, 22 September 

  • Year 5G Mass 8:50am
  • Junior School Film Festival 11:00am
  • TOBA and Golden Honour Assembly 2:20pm 
  • Last day of the term

Tuesday, 10 October

  • Term 4 commences 


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

Secondary School News


Date: Tuesday, 17 October

Time: 7:00pm Start

Attendance is compulsory for the following students:

  • Year 10, 11 and 12 students
  • Prize Winners in Year 7, 8 and 9
  • Performers

Ticketing: Please see below for Pre-Sale dates. Please note the College provides free seating for all Year 10 and 11 students, as they are part of the massed choir performance.


Pre sale 1  - Year 12 Families Only

You will be able to purchase up to 3 tickets, plus a FREE TICKET for your son. These will be available for purchase from Tuesday, 19 September 2017. Year 12 families will receive an email via Seqta with information on how to purchase tickets on Monday, 18 September.

Pre - Sale 2 – Parents of Prize Winners Years 7, 8 & 9

Parents of Year 7, 8 & 9 Prize Winners – If your son is a prize winner, you will be notified during the first week of the School Holidays, at which time you will be sent more information on how to purchase your tickets. Your son will already have an allocated seat, so you do not need to purchase a ticket for him.

Pre - Sale 3 – Year 10 and 11 Families

Parents of Year 10 and 11 families will be able to purchase up to 4 tickets per family, from Monday, 9 October. Year 10 and 11 students do not have to purchase a ticket, as they have a free seat allocated for them already. You will be sent more information on how to purchase tickets during the holidays. 


Thursday, 14 September saw the Year 7 cohort take part in their first Trinity and Mercedes social, a T&C themed disco. The boys were excited, nervous and had no idea what to expect but when they walked into the transformed Foley Centre, heard pop music blaring and saw smoke machines, lasers, strobe lights, a photo wall and 400 blue and green doughnuts they knew they were in for an amazing night.

The costumes were outstanding. We had cricketers, tradies, causalities, tattoo artists, Tinman, Trump and even Cinderella. Whilst the girls dressed as cheerleaders, twins, and cow-girls. Everyone made an exceptional effort, and the costumes assisted in prompting much conversation between the boys and girls! Everyone danced the night away and enjoyed taking photos against the photo wall. This social saw the Trinity boys and Mercedes girls building friendships that will last throughout their schooling experiences and in some cases a lifetime.

Special thanks goes to Ms Helen Giagtzis-Tomich (Nathaniel Tomich 7.1) and Mrs  Linda Willet (William Day 7.4) for assisting with the decorations and making the TC bunting. Thank you to all year 7 PCG staff for all  their efforts in the lead up and on the night. The boys are very lucky to have such a pastoral staff, always willing to go above and beyond. Ms Venita Webber, Mrs Donna Landon and Ms Amy Duke for volunteering their time to assist with supervision on the night and Ms Tess Warner for all her help on the day. A special mention must also go to the Year 11 boys who assisted on the night. They set the perfect example for the younger boys and really did epitomise what it means to be a ‘Man for Others.’

A great night was had by all!

Ms Amanda Marocchi | Head of Year 7 | Mathematics Teacher

Jack Kiddle playing the role of Judge

The Year 9 cohort visited the Sir Francis Burt Law Centre and the District Court of WA this week. The boys participated in a mock trial in the Old Perth Courthouse located next to the Supreme Court building. They also attended various District Court trials that were in session. One of the groups ran into criminal defence barrister Seamus Rafferty (’91) who also happens to be one of my closest friends. Seamus had a chat to the boys about the work that he does and hopefully has inspired some boys to study Politics and Law in Year 11 and 12. The experience was certainly an education on a side of life that the boys are rarely exposed to. Thanks to all the teachers involved in helping provide this valuable opportunity for the boys.

Mr Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities


Thank you to all the Year 7 parents for attending the gathering at the Grosvenor Hotel yesterday evening during the Year 7 Social. Thanks to Melanie Day for organising. 

Mrs Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator  


Please save the date for the Year 8 parents end of year function.

  • Venue: Public House Kitchen and Bar
  • From 7pm onwards
  • Please contact Teresa Leone on 0438 916 677 or Jill Gorski on 0416 158 629 for more information. 

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College News


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

To access the gallery, follow the below procedure:

  • 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.
  • BLAZER HONOURS will be done next Wednesday, 20 September from 7:30am to 11:00am. Please make sure you have your dry cleaned Blazer to the Uniform shop on this day and between these times. We cannot accept any Blazers for Honours after this date.

Mrs Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager


The Parent Helper Sundowner will be held on Wednesday, 8 November in the Staff Lounge. Free entry with cocktail food and also drinks supplied. Please RSVP for your complimentary places at this event via TryBooking

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Congratulations to all the boys who represented the College at the PSA Athletics last Friday at the WA Athletics Stadium. The team was competitive for the entire carnival before finishing in 4th position - but only 60 points behind Aquinas who finished in second place. 

There was some outstanding individual performances led by Thomas Throssell who amassed 114 points in the U/17 group. This is the second year in a row that Thomas has scored more than 100 points in individual events as well as being in the relay team. Other leading points scorers were Kerry Barney with 77 points in the U/13 group, Jeffrey Farrell with 52 points in the U/14s, Jojo Parise with 61 points in the U/15s, Eric Bonney with 68 points in the U/16s and team captain Tom Moorcroft with 54 points in the Open age group. 

Congratulations to the entire U/13 cohort who were leading point scorers in that age bracket and to the shot putters and long jumpers who both were the leading points scorers in their respective disciplines. 

Thank you to all the boys, coaches and parents for their effor over the last 4 weeks. 

We look forward with anticipation to the 2018 season. 

Mr Steve Leahy | Director of Sport


Congratulations to Jett O'Rourke who represented Western Australia in the recent National 12 and under AFL Championships in Darwin. WA received a bronze medal after beating Queensland in their final. They narrowly missed out on a Grand Final birth against Victoria, when they went down by 10 points to South Australia. Well done Jett!  

Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association


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, 18 September 2017


Rose Chang and Janey Smith 


Peta Harris


Diane Homsany and Rose Chang


Leanne Kinsella 


Rebecca Spencer and Trish Chapman

If you would like to volunteer or have any enquiries, please contact Carol Watson on 0409 110 319. This is the last roster before holidays so we would like to wish everyone a safe and relaxing break. 

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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 


GuitarWorks is holding free school holiday guitar workshops for anyone interested in learning guitar. These 90 minute demonstrations cover all aspects of guitar playing and styles. Bookings are essential, with information and dates found here: Guitar Workshop or contact Stefan Cutri via can also call Stefan on 0414 448 907. 

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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