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TC Newsletter:

Volume 3  February 21, 2020


 From the Principal 

Family/College Partnerships

Over the past few weeks, I have had the great pleasure to speak at respective Parent Information Evenings. It was wonderful to see a large number of parents and their sons in attendance. As part of my presentation, I referred to the importance of the school and the home enjoying a positive and meaningful partnership - a partnership that promotes regular and open communication and one that is firmly centered on the care and formation of each student. The essence of such an effective Family/College rela­tionship is communication.

SEQTA

While Trinity provides effective telephone and email systems through which Family/College communications can occur, SEQTA is predominantly used as the medium where important information is being distributed. SEQTA also provides parents and students with the ability to access select aspects of the College Learning Management Platform. Essentially, this allows Students and Families to continually refer to current assessment schedules, weekly lesson plans and to track individual student progress in each Subject or Course. Specific notifications are now being sent to both students and families when assessments are marked and finalised. Similarly, pastoral, behavioural and academic notifications are shared in this same manner. All Student Academic Reports will continue to be delivered via this online platform and current performance data within the respective subjects will be available. This is an area of communication that is likely to expand. I would strongly encourage all families to familiarise themselves with the various functions available in SEQTA and to regularly access the information provided. Instructions for families accessing SEQTA can be found at https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/trinity-life/parent-information/.

An effective and positive Family/College Partnership that promotes open communication is vital for the wellbeing and progress of each student. My clear expectation is that all Teaching Staff will keep parents informed of the progress of their son and that any concerns or important information will be communicated to parents in a timely manner. Likewise, I would ask that parents appropriately express their concerns and provide relevant information to College Staff as issues arise. Click here to download the Parent Information Night Session Schedule. 

Parent Information Evenings

As mentioned previously, a series of Parent Information Evenings have been scheduled for the start of this academic year and all parents and their sons have been encouraged to attend. These evenings are another means by which this partnership can be strengthened. Such evenings always present important information about Course details, career pathways, assessments, study guidelines, student formation programs, wellbeing support programs, and College expectations. The last of these evenings will take place on Monday, 24 February commencing at 5:30pm. The 2020 Parent Information Night will offer parents the opportunity to choose from an array of sessions covering topics such as: Cyber Safety & Parenting, Wellbeing, Study Skills, and Christian Service programs. There will be specific information for Years 8, 9 and 10 cohorts. This new ‘choose your own session’ format allows parents to select those sessions that they feel are most applicable to their needs and the needs of their son. Note that there will be Women’s T20 World Cup matches taking place at the WACA Ground on Monday. They may cause issues with street parking, congestion, possible road closures and increased strain on public transport. Please consider this when traveling to the College. 

Copies of the information presented from the respective Information Evenings can be accessed on the College website at https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/trinity-life/parent-information/. Experience shows that parents are always very appreciative of the information presented and it certainly generates discussion about the importance of planning, being well researched and establishing a routine both at school and at home. Such evenings also provide details about various support mechanisms and programs that may be helpful in promoting the wellbeing of our boys. Likewise, our Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews are scheduled on either side of the holiday breaks for Term 1 and 2. Specific details about these interviews and the process for booking individual appointments will be provided in the coming weeks.

College Newsletter, Website and App 

Of course, the weekly College Newsletter is another great source of information about College life. It provides details about important events and celebrates achievement and commitment, in its various forms, from within our community. In a similar way, the College website is regularly updated and provides a significant amount of information about the various activities happening around the College.   

Parents and students are also invited to download the Trinity College communications mobile application. You can download the app by searching for Trinity College Perth in your device app store or by using this link: https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/trinity-life/trinity-college-app/. This free app will allow parents and students to stay up to date with notifications, news and calendar events. The app allows users to:

  • View the parent calendar
  • View sporting fixtures, teams, and locations
  • Email or call the Absentee line
  • Access the latest newsletter
  • Access the online store
  • Access SEQTA
  • Access the Trinity College website

Social Media

The College social media channels are another great way to stay up to date with what is happening in the day to day life of the College. The Facebook page (www.facebook.com/trinitycollegeperth) also provides timely reminders of important College events. Other social media channels that the College uses are:

As previously stated, effective and timely communication is essential if positive Family/College Partnerships are to continue for the benefit of the students. The College will strive to continue to do well in this area and I thank families for their continued support in this regard.

Live Jesus in our hearts

Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal

IMPORTANT REMINDER - ANNUAL FEE

A friendly reminder that the annual fee payment date is Friday, 28 February. If you have not yet returned your forms, please do so as soon as possible. If you have not received your annual fee statement please email fees@trinity.wa.edu.au to arrange for a copy to be sent to you. 


College Events

PARENT COUNCIL WELCOME SUNDOWNER 2020

The Parent Council warmly invites all parents to the 2020 Welcome Sundowner, scheduled to run from 6pm–9pm on Friday, 21 February. It will be held in McCabe Court, near the rowing shed, with beautiful riverside views. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and College staff. The cost is $20 per person and this covers lovely cocktail food. You are asked to bring your own beverages. Please note that door sales will be available at the event. Further details can be obtained from Mrs Beverly Martinez via martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au or phone 9223 8106.

FILMING ON CAMPUS

On Monday, 24 February and Tuesday, 25 February the College will be visited by a film crew putting together a short video highlighting many of the facets of Trinity College. On Tuesday morning prior to the secondary assembly, all students will assemble on Mann Oval to aid in the construction of this video.

Year 12 students only have been asked to wear their full winter uniform on Tuesday, 25 February.

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS

Next Wednesday, 26 February, the Trinity College community will celebrate Ash Wednesday, an important day that marks the beginning of Lent. All parents, family and friends are welcome. The Mass will take place in the Trinity College Sport Centre at 8:40am. We look forward to celebrating Mass with you as a faith community.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BREAKFAST 

We warmly invite members of the TC community to join us for the 2020 International Women’s Day Breakfast on Thursday, 5 March from 7:00am-8:15am in Gibney Hall. Our aim is to recognise and celebrate the many achievements of the women in and around our community as well as educating and empowering the young men of Trinity College to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Guest speakers include; West Coast Eagles Female Player Development and Pathways Manager, Jan Cooper and Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Cricket Association, Christina Matthews. This is a ticketed event – bookings essential. RSVP by Tuesday, 3 March 2020 via https://www.trybooking.com/BIORW Attendance by gold coin donated to the Ruah Community Services. Light breakfast, tea, and coffee included. Please note that parking will be available via Gate 7 at Gloucester Park. 

THE MIKADO AT TRINITY 

Trinity College is proud to present 'The Mikado', a musical comedy written by Gilbert and Sullivan (arranged by David Spicer Productions, Essgee Entertainment) and is set in the fictitious town of Titipu, Japan. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 via Trybooking. Keep up to date via the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityCollegeProduction/

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College Calendar

TERM 1, WEEK 4

Monday, 24 February

  • College Video Production
  • 8:15am Staff Briefing
  • 3:20pm-4:20pm Year 10 Wolf Pack Leadership Program
  • 7:00pm Year 7-12 Information and Wellbeing Night 

Tuesday, 25 February

  • College Video Production 
  • 8:40am Prefects Investiture Assembly 
  • Quads HBF Stadium 6pm 

Wednesday, 26 February

  • 8:40am Ash Wednesday Mass

Thursday, 27 February

  • TC v CC

Friday, 28 February

  • 8:00am Mass
  • PSA Bye

Saturday, 29 February

  • PSA Bye

To view the Parent Calendar on our website, click here

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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, thank you also to the staff, parents, and students, in particular the House 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:

Year 4

  • Champion – Nate Cass (4B)
  • Runner-up – Benjamin Howard (4G) and Bryce Kyte (4B)
  • Endeavour – Jasper Morris-Luck (4B)

Year 5     

  • Champion – Jaxon Lewis (5GD)
  • Runner-up – Tyson Cass (5W)
  • Endeavour – Alex Jurjevich (5W)

Year 6    

  • Champion – Kai Collins (6W) and Bailey Minderman (6B)
  • Runner-up – Hudson May (6B)
  • Endeavour – Isaac Bellis (6B)

Congratulations to the winning House – Xavier, followed by Queens, Campion and Chanel.

PARKOUR FUN

What a fantastic Wednesday afternoon at The Motion Academy with the Years 5 and 6 Recreation boys trying parkour for the first time. All students had a great time participating and they showed growing skills and determination.

PARENT INFORMATION EVENING

Thank you to parents who attended the Parent Information Evening on Wednesday. There was a lot of information presented on the evening, which will be followed up with email communication. Any parents who were unable to attend, please read through carefully the information that was handed out on the night. 

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS

On Wednesday, 26 February, the season of Lent commences with Ash Wednesday. As a College community, we celebrate this with a whole school Mass. The Mass will take place in the New Sports Centre, commencing at 8:40am. Parents are most welcome to attend.

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, 26 February in the College Board Room commencing at 2:30pm. All parents are welcome to attend.

YEAR 4 SCHOLARSHIP

Applications for 2021 Scholarships and Bursaries are now open. We offer Academic Scholarships to students in Year 3 applicable for Year 4. Students selected must have an excellent work ethic, academic performance, and exemplary conduct. Students are required to complete a Trinity College aptitude examination. For more information please visit our website

DATES TO REMEMBER 
Monday, 24 February
  • Year 6 Excursion to Maritime Museum
Wednesday, 26 February
  • Ash Wednesday Mass at 8:40am
  • Parent Liaison Meeting in the Board Room at 2:30pm
Thursday, 27 February
  • Trinity v Christ Church
Friday, 28 February
  • Year 6W Reconciliation
  • Assembly commences at 2:40pm 


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

On Tuesday, 18 February all of the Junior School boys competed in the Annual Swimming Carnival, representing their House with pride. It was an excellent day, with lots of excellent sportsmanship, teamwork and hard work on display. Thank you to all staff for helping with such a fun event and special thanks to Mr Thompson and Miss Garland for all your hard work and organisation. 

On Wednesday, 19 February 5G went on an excursion to the Fremantle Maritime Museum for the Ancient Rome Innovations and Engineers Exhibition. The Year 5s learnt all the inventions and the way that they were used in ancient Rome. Did you know that catapults and fast food was were invented by the Romans?

Also on Wednesday, parents were invited to attend the Trinity Information Night for 2020. Our Head of Junior School, Mr Tucker and College Principal Mr O’Neill addressed the parents and talked about the importance of parents' support and setting good homework routines. Then the parents split off into the Year groups to hear from the classroom teachers. Thank you to all the hard-working Trinity staff for the hard work you put into the TC boys, it's very appreciated.

On Thursday, 20 February our Junior School played in a variety of different sports against Wesley. These included Cricket, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo and Tennis. Every Thursday, the Year 5 and 6 boys compete against another PSA school. 

Tieg Maher (6W) and Jeremiah Locke (6W) 

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Secondary School News 

YEAR 7 -10 PCG SWIMMING CARNIVALS

Earlier this week on Monday and Wednesday, the Curtis Aquatic Centre Pool played host to the Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 PCG Swimming Carnivals. The weather was perfect and all carnivals were hotly contested with the students doing themselves proud in performing to the best of their ability.

The theme around the carnival was based on maximising participation and enhancing student well-being where students represented their Pastoral Care Groups in inclusive events such as the Board Race Relay as well as the traditional strokes in individual and relay races.

The top placing results for the carnivals were as follows: 

PCG

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

1ST

7.1

8.1

9.1

10.6

2ND

7.7

8.4

9.4

10.5

3RD

7.8

8.8

9.5

10.4


Well done to the successful PCGs, the support from those in the stands was undoubtedly a key factor and indicative of the great TC spirit. Thanks to the many parents who attended (especially the record number in Year 7) and to all pastoral and Physical Education staff for their brilliant efforts in ensuring the carnival was a success.

Mr Andrew Jenkin | Assistant Head of Health & Physical Education

Hi, my name is Preston Campbell and I am currently undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award this year. For Skill I am learning to drive, for Service, I am coaching younger cricketers and for Physical Recreation I’m doing cricket. Through completing these activities, I hope to achieve individual goals of mine, develop new skills and be very generous of my time. I chose to take part in the Bronze Award because I think it will give me the opportunities to serve the community and give me a great deal of self-fulfillment. 

Preston Campbell (11.6)

2020 HAKUNA MATATA BALL 

Thank you to those Trinity parents who have begun dropping off items from our wish list, your support and generosity are very much appreciated. Click here to download an updated list of items we require. Please review and drop any items you can contribute in the boxes at the school reception center. Just a reminder that we are still seeking Bunnings/Coles vouchers and cash donations and any of these to the value of $100 or more will be acknowledged in future Trinity newsletters. A big thank you to the below sponsors who have provided significant contributions towards our ball: 

  • Dario and Aldo from Ascot Signs
  • Brendan Maine 

For more information please contact our Ball Coordinator Dorina Martelli on dorina.martelli@bankwest.com.au or 0439 095 949.

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College News

FRIDAY COMMUNITY MASS

This morning, we celebrated Friday Community Mass in the College Chapel. A big thank you to Fr Kelvin Barrett for celebrating the Mass and to 12.1 and 12.2 PCG for hosting it.  Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you on a Friday morning at 8am.

Mrs Rosa West | Director of Campus Ministry

ROADWORKS AND CLOSURES 
  • There will be Women’s T20 World Cup matches taking place at the WACA Ground on Monday, 24 February 2020. They may cause issues with street parking, congestion, possible road closures and increased strain on public transport. Please consider this when traveling to the College. 
  • Entrance works will happen as scheduled from Friday, 28 February 2020 (1900hrs) – Tuesday, March 2020 (0300hrs). During this period, there will be no access or egress through the main Trinity College entrance (via Waterbank). During these times/dates, all access to the College will be via the Nelson Crescent/Cultural Centre gate (entry and exit) and parking will be available in Carrigg Court. 

Applications are open for 2021 scholarships and bursaries. To learn more, please visit our website by clicking here.

TRINITY COLLEGE TUITION FEE RAFFLE

The College and Parent Council warmly invite the TC community to participate in the 2020 Tuition Fee Raffle. The Promotion Period for the 2020 TC Tuition Raffle:

  • Raffle begins: Monday, 3 February at 12:00pm AWST
  • Final ticket sales close on Friday, 27 March 2020 at 11:59pm AWST (unless sold out prior to this time).

The Draw will be held at Trinity College on Monday, 30 March 2020 at 12:00pm. 

Tickets are $50 and there are only 1000 tickets available. Tickets can be purchased from www.trybooking.com/BGLNB All proceeds will go to improvements to student common areas, including the provision of increased seating, tables, shade, and cold water. The prize will be drawn at Trinity College on Monday, 30 March 2020 at 12:00PM AWST. Best of luck to all parents and carers who will participate in the draw! 

Terms & Conditions apply. Please see the College website for the full T&C's: https://tinyurl.com/shf7p2g

Mrs Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator 


Sport

To view results from the Trinity v Aquinas fixture, click here.  


Community News

EXAM EXPERTS

T.E.E is a leading provider of intensive preparation courses for Year 12 students preparing for ATAR examinations. Our July school holiday revision program is a unique opportunity for you to learn from WAs experienced teachers while attending classes in lecture theatres at UWA. This course will provide you with structured and targeted revision, new strategies for learning and revising and effective exam techniques designed to improve ATAR results through building your confidence, knowledge and skills. For more information please visit www.theexamexperts.com.au or call 9314 9599. 

MASTER CLASS SESSIONS

These small-group seminars for senior school students focus on the ATAR Learning Areas of Chemistry, Physics, Maths, English, Literature, Human Biology and Psychology. The program for middle school secondary students focus on the Learning Areas English and Mathematics. The objective of this program is to give students on-going academic support which will reinforce and consolidate the skills and processes learned during the week at school. It aims to better prepare them for success in school-based assessments and final ATAR examinations. Students may enroll in these classes at any time during the term and pay pro-rata. For more information please call 9342 2000 or visit Website: www.mastermindaustralia.com.au

TAEKWONDO-MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: FREE 2 WEEK TRIAL & FREE UNIFORM

Give your child the help they deserve to build their confidence, self-esteem, focus and life skills. For more information please visit www.atimartialarts.com.au or call Anthony on 0402 144 018. 

ECU CHEQUERS VOLLEYBALL CLUB TRYOUTS 

Tryouts for the ECU Chequers Volleyball Club will be held for the 2020 WAVL season on Tuesday, 10 March 2020. Everyone is welcome! The opportunity to be a part of this great sporting community is open to everyone, whether you are trying volleyball for the first time, or you are looking to improve your skills for PE Studies or school volleyball competitions.

Date: Tuesday, 10 and Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Venue: ECU Sports & Fitness Centre, ECU Mt Lawley Campus
Time: 5:45pm (Female grades) and 7:45pm (Male grades)
Cost: $10 paid at your first session 

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