From the Headmaster
I challenge everyone here to impress themselves this year. I challenge you to make a positive change to this school and further cement its strong foundation. I am confident in saying that myself and the other 15 prefects are extremely committed to fulfilling this goal, but we alone cannot make monumental positive changes to this school. But an entire college community, who are all focused on success and creating a positive difference to Trinity, will most certainly be able to further establish Trinity’s strong reputation across the community. A reputation that will make every person proud to call Trinity their school, workplace and most importantly, home.
I hope that by the end of 2018, when we are all reviewing the year that has been, we will all be able to recognise the strong contribution we each made into ensuring this goal was achieved. Good luck to all of you and God bless.
These words were part of a captivating and challenging speech that our 2018 Head Prefect, Jeremy Hansen gave at last Tuesday’s assembly. Jeremy spoke at length about his vision of Leadership and the pride we should have in our school. At this assembly, we presented the 2018 prefects to the school community, and I take this opportunity to congratulate Jeremy Hansen (12.4) (Head Prefect), Asher Fatin (12.1) (Deputy Head Prefect), Ethan Bradley (12.4), Anthony Carbone (12.8), Sean Carroll (12.3), Jack Clear (12.6), Dan Fitzgerald (12.2), William Gilbert (12.8), Zachary Hayward (12.2), Tim Ludovico(12.3), Joshua Martelli (12.4), Owen Milburn (12.6), Harrison Pell (12.3), Joseph Pinto (12.8), Ray Teakle (12.1) and Max Thorniley (12.5).
I would also like to acknowledge the College Auxiliary who provided a wonderful morning tea for the prefects and their parents following the assembly. I take this opportunity to ask all parents to support the efforts of the Auxiliary – we would be a poorer place without their generosity.
During the week we have seen the swimming carnivals conducted for Year 4-9 students. I thank the staff and parents whose hard work ensured the success of these carnivals. It was good to see a number of parents in attendance, and I take this opportunity to remind parents that you are welcome at all College activities.
ACADEMIC HALF COLOURS
In last week’s newsletter we acknowledged a group of current Year 12 students who performed exceptionally well in their studies last year to be awarded Academic Half Colours. We would like to apologise to Nicholas Bradford (12.1) whose name was listed incorrectly. We take this opportunity to congratulate Nicholas on his outstanding achievement in his Year 11 studies.
PARENT COUNCIL SUNDOWNER
Tonight, the Parent Council is hosting their Sundowner. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to meet other families from the College and is always well attended. Please make the effort to be at the College for this important function. If you have not pre-booked a ticket, sales will be available at the door. This event will be held in McCabe Court adjacent to the Rowing Shed from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
YEAR 11 MASS
Year 11 parents are warmly invited to the Year 11 Mass that is on Tuesday, 20 February, in the Chapel at 9:35am, followed by Morning Tea in Gibney Hall Foyer provided by the College Auxiliary. RSVPs to Beverly Martinez on email@example.com or phone 9223 8106.
A reminder to all parents that if it is necessary for your son to miss school for an extended time, then this notification needs to be put in to writing directed to me. I ask that such disruptions are kept to a minimum, as Trinity College is a school where holidays are plentiful and the decision to remove a boy from classes can be detrimental to his learning. I ask for your support in the delivery of the full education program offered by the College, ensuring your son attends school for the entire term.
OLD TRINITY SHIRTS
As parents are aware the old Trinity shirt can no longer be worn at the school; only the white shirt is permissible. In order to ‘reuse’ the old shirts the College is hoping to collect these and send them through to a school in East Timor. If you have any of the old shirts that you wish to donate please drop them into the College reception. We will run this appeal through to the end of Term One.
PARENT COUNCIL BALL
This Ball, to be held on Saturday, 28 April 2018, which is the night after the Year 12 ball, is an opportunity for current Trinity Parents to celebrate together. This event is open to the entire school community and is not targeted towards any one, year group. Arrangements for the sale of tickets are still being confirmed and will be published in the newsletter as soon as possible. However, I can guarantee that tickets will sell out quickly, therefore, you may wish to start to put your table of 10 current Trinity Parents together, so that you are ready to purchase your tickets on the allocated day.
TC TUITION FEE RAFFLE
The Parent Council is again conducting their “Fee Raffle”, where you will have the opportunity to have your Trinity College Tuition Fees paid for one year. Tickets are available via https://www.trybooking.com/TAZY and will be close at 11.59pm on Friday, 6 April 2018(unless sold prior), and will be drawn and noon on Monday, 9 April 2018 – Good luck to all that enter.
This is seen as both a fundraiser for the Parent Council, who provide a number of important activities and events for our students and parents, but also a way that one lucky Trinity family can have their school fees covered. Please support their efforts.
TERM 1, WEEK 4
Monday, 19 February
- Year 10 Information Meeting
- Year 11 Information Meeting
Tuesday, 20 February
- 9:35am Year 11 Mass
Thursday, 22 February
- PSA Quads Swim Meet
Friday, 23 February
- 8:00am Mass
Junior School News
HOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL
The House Swimming Carnival was a very enjoyable and successful event. Special thanks to Mr Thompson for his preparation and planning and also to the staff, parents and students (in particular the House Captains and Vice Captains) who assisted on the day. It is pleasing to see the way the boys have progressed in their swimming capability from Year 4 through to Year 6, due largely to the aquatics program the school provides.
Congratulations to the following boys who received awards:
- Champion – Axel Walsh (4G)
- Runner-up – Bailey Minderman (4B)
- Endeavour – Kieran Heslop (4W)
- Champion – Hudson Mott (5G)
- Runner-up – Felix Cooper (5W)
- Endeavour – Julian Metcalf(5B)
- Champion – Lucas Blair (6B)
- Runner-up – Kobe Browne (6B) & Ben Filear (6G)
- Endeavour – Jack Scachia-Maher (6W)
Congratulations to the winning House – Xavier, followed by Queens, Chanel and Campion.
PARENT INFORMATION EVENING
Thank you to parents who attended the Parent Information Evening on Wednesday. Any parents who were unable to attend, please contact your son’s teacher to collect the information that was handed out on the night.
SUMMER SPORT TRAINING
While Summer Sport fixtures for Boys in Years 5 and 6 have begun, next week is the first opportunity for Tuesday morning training. Training begins at 8:00am and it is very important the boys attend training each week to assist them to develop the skills required for their game and to participate as a team.
PARENT LIAISON MEETING
Parent Liaison meetings are a forum where information relating to the Junior School can be disseminated and discussed. They will take place once a term. The first Parent Liaison Meeting for the year will take place on Wednesday, 21 February in the College Board Room commencing at 2:30pm. All parents are welcome to attend.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, 20 February
Wednesday, 21 February
Thursday, 22 February
Friday, 23 February
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
This week was the third week back at school and was a blast. We had a swimming carnival on Tuesday. Xavier were victorious for the third year in a row. Well done to everyone for competing. As Jesus entered the desert to prepare for his public life, we prepare for Easter with Lent. At the whole school Mass, attended by the Junior boys, Fra Oscar inspired us to fast. During Mass we had the fabulous high school chorale. We all received the ashes on our forehead to remind us.
Virtue Ta (6W) and Isaac Adamos (6W)
Secondary School News
YEAR 9 PCG SWIMMING CARNIVAL
On Thursday, 15 February, the Year 9 cohort contested their final middle school PCG Swimming Carnival. Fortunate to be competing in perfect conditions early in the morning, all boys are to be commended on delivering fantastic performances worthy of the participation-focussed nature of the event.
To fuel the competitiveness of most students, at stake was the Class of 2021 Perpetual Trophy and the carnival consisted of many fluctuations on the overall scoreboard. When the final race, the A division medley relay was completed, few people could guess who had come out on top.
Upon announcement as Year 9 PCG Swimming Champions, 9.8 roared in celebration and are to be congratulated on winning the event for the 3rd straight year - an outstanding effort from all boys involved. PCG’s 9.7 and 9.2 are to be commended on finishing in 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Highlights of the morning included brilliant swims from Brendan Best (9.2), Julian Leone (9.8) and Kurt Arthur (9.2) as well as the introduction of the 4 x 25m Board Race that proved very popular amongst the boys. Special mention is to be made also of those students that went well out of their comfort zone to compete for their PCG – such bravery and selflessness did not go unnoticed.
During presentations, the following boys were also announced as winners of the Becoming Men Award, for showing great character and resilience within their PCG throughout the Carnival.
Such a successful event does happen easily so I would like to thank Miss Adelaide Garland, Mr Peter Oliver and the Year 9 PCG teachers, for their efforts in preparation prior to and during the Carnival. Can I also acknowledge the vast number of parents who came to support the boys – it made the atmosphere during the event even better on top of the fabulous student cheering.
I am looking forward to our next Inter-PCG competition to be held later this term.
Mr Andrew Jenkin | Head of Year 9
Our Year 8s were privileged last Monday to have Dr Jenny Carroll (mother of John Carroll in Year 8) come and present to the boys a presentation on Vikings. Dr Carroll is an Archaeologist and University Lecturer specialising in Ancient Roman and Viking Archaeology. Her lecture was extremely well received and she imparted knowledge to not only the boys, but the teachers as well. We thank her for the time and effort in this presentation.
Mr Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities
YEAR 7 INFORMATION NIGHT
You can download a copy of the Year 7 Parent Information Night powerpoint presentation by clicking here.
TRINITY COLLEGE DEBATING LEAGUE
The Trinity College Debating League has received an exciting update for 2018 and is open for anyone to join. It offers all students from Years 7-12 the chance to increase their public speaking skills in a variety of intriguing debates throughout the year. If you’re interested, sign-up sheets are available outside the English office. Send all further queries to Miss Rolston.
Miss Katie Rolston | English Teacher
2018 TRINITY BALL
Thank you to everyone who has donated materials for this year’s ball. The response has been very positive so far, and we’ll look to provide you with more requests over the coming weeks.
In the short term, we’d like to put the call out again for plastic milk bottles to help us build the centrepiece of the event. Can we also request that these bottles are washed clean on the inside and, if possible, the stickers removed. Two Litre Harvey Fresh bottles are the best, but any will be accepted. They can be dropped off at Reception, or brought directly to the Head of Year office.
If you can help in any way at all, or if you are a Year 12 parent and are keen to donate some time in the lead up to the event, please contact Ball Co-ordinator Dorina Martelli (0439 095 949 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stay tuned for an updated wish list next week!
Mr Clint Testa | Head of Year 12
Scholarships and applications are now open for those boys wishing to apply for Year 7 in 2019.
Applications are now invited for Year 4 and Year 7 2020. There are still limited places in some year groups for 2019. Please contact our Registrar's on 9223 8121 for an application form as soon as possible.
- Please call into the shop for any uniform requirements.
- The shop is open every Tuesday from 7:30am – 4:30pm and Friday from 7:30am – 1:30pm.
- The uniform shop now has locks for lockers available. The locks cost $15.00 each.
Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager
TUITION FEE RAFFLE
The Trinity College Parent Council is excited to announce that the 2018 Tuition Fee Raffle is now open! Tickets can be purchased from: https://www.trybooking.com/TAZY Tickets will be available until Friday, 6 April 2018 at 11:59pm AWST (unless sold out prior to this time). Only 1000 tickets are available. The prize will be drawn at Trinity College on Monday, 9 April 2018 at 12:00pm AWST. Please see the website for the full terms and conditions.
TRINITY SPORT RESULTS
Click here to download the results between Trinity and Wesley College.
TRINITY VOLLEYBALL ON YOUTUBE
The 1st team Volleyball games are available to watch on the Youtube channel “TC Volleyball.” You can watch last week's game against Wesley College by clicking this link.
Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
TOBA JUNIOR SCHOOL PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR TC SPIRIT
Congratulations to Year 6 student, Jack Miocevich ('24) for winning the TOBA President's Award for TC Spirit. Jack’s teacher said:
The author Tim Fargo once wrote “who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today”. Over the past two weeks, the Year Sixes have faced many challenges as the new leaders of the Junior School and in turn, made a number of decisions about the kind of role model they want to be. These decisions are rarely easy and require both strength of mind and character.
Today’s TOBA Spirit Award winner has challenged himself to be the best role model possible. He is a diligent student who faces adversity head on and aims to better his best. He is an enthusiastic sportsman who sets a wonderful example of sportsmanship on the field, being humble in victory and gracious in defeat. He is a Man for Others in his interactions with his peers, offering assistance and care to anyone who needs it. He is well respected by his teachers and classmates. Above all, this young man embodies the TC Spirit and what is means to be a true Man for Others.
TOBA 20TH ANNUAL GOLF DAY
The TOBA Golf Day is open to members of the Trinity College community, friends, family and work colleagues. It’s a wonderful day and we encourage interested players to get involved. For further details, please contact the TOBA office on 9223 8132.
TOBA 2018 ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
This year, TOBA is offering an annual sponsorship (this is the ONLY time sponsorship will be sought in 2018).
TOBA sponsorship is a wonderful way to promote your business within the TC and wider community, and also assist with TOBA bursaries to provide opportunities for boys to attend Trinity College who, due to financial constraints, would not otherwise be able to enjoy a TC education.
For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Diane in the TOBA Office on 9223 8132 or email@example.com
Diane Millar | Executive Officer | TOBA
HOSTING FRENCH STUDENTS IN JULY - AUGUST
For the last 9 years, a programme has been in place offering the opportunity to young French students aged 14-17 years to discover Australia and its education system.
We are looking for families willing to host students for the four weeks of their visit. They will travel to and from School with your son.
The purpose of the programme is for these French students to experience living with an Australian family, to see how an Australian school operates, to improve their English language skills through this full immersion and to create a strong friendship with their Anglophone peers. The programme is highly successful and both Australian and French students greatly enjoy the exchange. Many families still keep in touch with each other.
The students are fully briefed about the school rules, are not to leave the school premises and will attend classes daily. They will be fully covered by appropriate insurance. Host families will be visited prior to the arrival by the organiser to explain the programme.
We believe such an exchange is also highly beneficial for our Modern Languages students, opening their eyes (and ears !) to similarly minded students for an extended period.
Please contact Martine Floyd via firstname.lastname@example.org or call mob 0403 019 609 if you are interested in hosting.
CHANGING THE GAME – PARENTING THROUGH SPORT
For one-night only, join international best-selling author John O’Sullivan and local parenting commentator and educator Clark Wright to explore how sport is game-changing for parents. This is great free event that is a must for any parent, educator, coach or sport administrator already on the junior sport journey or considering sport for your kids. Held at the Riverside Theatre on Wednesday, 21 February from 6:30pm-8:30pm. While this is a free event – registration is essential to secure your ticket. For more information and to register please click here.
OPEN INVITATION - DAVID PARKES EVENT
All are warmly invited to a free evening of song, humour and witnessing of David Parkes from Ireland. David is a renowned international singer and witness on Medjugorje. As well as entertaining us with his beautiful singing and humour, David will inspire us with his testimony of miraculous healing whilst in Medjugorje. David has witnessed to tens of thousands of people world wide. His concerts are unique, humorous and spiritually inspirational.
- Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
- Time: 7.30pm
- Where: Gibney Hall, Trinity College.
- Enquries: Eileen on 0407 471 256/email email@example.com or Yolanda on 0413 707 707
MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS - FREE 2 WEEK TRIAL
Help your child grow, develop and defend for themselves. Starting from 4 years up and specially designed programs just for kids. Visit ATI Martial Arts via their website www.atimartialarts.com.au or call Anthony on 0402 144 018 to make a booking today.
Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 19 February 2018
If you would like to volunteer please contact Carol on 0409 110 319. We would love to see new faces in the Canteen.
Carol Watson | Canteen Manager