From the Headmaster
A PLACE TO CALL HOME
The release of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement each year is a significant event for people in this country. This year’s Statement to be released on 30 September calls on the Christian community and all Australians to stand in solidarity with those who find themselves homeless in our generally affluent society. The following excerpt was prepared by the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council:
The latest census figures show that more than 116,000 Australians are homeless – something unacceptable for a rich and well-resourced country like ours. (We are invited) to draw on the example of Pope Francis who has reached out to men and women on the streets of Rome and reminded us forcefully of the rights of people who are homeless around the world.
Homelessness is a challenge for all levels of society: for government, for Church and community, and for us as individuals. Each one of us can make a difference and, when we join with others, we can be a real force for change that ensures a home is made for everyone in our land.
At Trinity College, the boys are regularly challenged to consider exactly who constitutes those at the margins of our society. It is essential that they are educated to understand that the love and support of others, and the existence of a place to call home are fundamental requirements for the full development of an individual’s humanity. As a school community we echo the sentiments of the Bishops’ statement when we offer our own prayers for God’s blessing upon all those who are marginalised in our world through suffering homelessness.
At the conclusion of another very busy term I hope that all of the staff and students enjoy a well-deserved and revitalising break. I am aware that many families take the opportunity to travel during the school holidays and we wish each of them a safe and enjoyable time away from home. A reminder that school re-commences for all students in Years 7–11 on Tuesday, 9 October.
SECONDARY SCHOOL PRESENTATION NIGHT
Presentation Night will be held on Tuesday, 16 October at the Perth Concert Hall commencing at 7:00pm. Attendance is compulsory for all Years 10, 11 and 12 students and for all prize winners and performers in Years 7, 8 and 9. Information will be sent to Years 10 and 11 parents with regards to purchasing tickets shortly. The College provides seating in the upper gallery for all Years 10 and 11 students as they are part of the massed choir performance.
Notification to prize winners in Years 7–11 (except Year 11 Maths courses) and Year 12 ‘non-ATAR’ courses will be emailed out in the first week of the holidays. Notification to prize winners in Year 11 Maths and Year 12 ATAR courses will be emailed in the first week of next term, following their final examinations.
YEAR 7 MASS
Thank you to those parents that came to the Year 7 Mass last Tuesday – it is always wonderful to see parents supporting their sons and the religious dimension of the school. Thanks to Mrs Beverly Martinez for the organisation of the Morning Tea.
Term 4 begins for all students on Tuesday, 9 October with students returning in their correct summer uniform.
TERM 4, WEEK 1
Thursday, 11 October
- TC v HS
Friday, 12 October
- 8:00am Mass
- TC v HS
Saturday, 13 October
- TC v HS
Sunday, 14 October
- Music Dinner
Junior School News
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
DATES TO REMEMBER
|Tuesday, 9 October||
|Thursday, 11 October||
|Friday, 13 October||
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
For our last week of term, our first two days were very quiet. We had our Learning Journey this Wednesday, where we show our parents all the work we have been doing in class. This Thursday, we had our summer sport training for Years 5 and 6 and our Golden Honour and TOBA assembly. We had a short week this week, as we get Friday off school. We hope you had a great and enjoyable week and wish you all a safe and fun holiday.
Liam McDonnell (6G) and Virtue Ta (6W)
Secondary School News
STAFF VERSUS PREFECT SOCCER GAME
Last Friday, as part of the Year 12s last day of school, the Prefects took on the staff in the Annual Staff versus Prefects Soccer Game. It was a great game, ending in a win to the Prefects!
YEAR 7 BARN DANCE
On Tuesday, 11 September, the Year 7 Barn Dance with Mercedes College took place at Trinity College. It was a fun night, with Humphreys Dance School coordinating dancing. Students came dressed in their 'Best Barny'.
Please click here for a document full of information and links regarding university applications, scholarships, important dates, TISC Guide, English competency, open days and events, applicable to Secondary School students, including a Murdoch University Holidays Program for Years 9 and 10.
Mr Russell Hinks | Careers Counsellor
SAVE THE DATE - PARENT HELPERS' SUNDOWNER
Save the date for the 2018 Parent Helpers' Sundowner! At Trinity College, we are blessed with a parent group who are always willing to give their time and energy to support our students and staff in the many different groups and events that take place in our busy school community. On Wednesday, 7 November, College staff take the opportunity to show our thanks by inviting parents to the Parent Helpers' Sundowner to be held in the Staff Lounge from 6.30pm–9.00pm. Drinks and cocktail food will be provided, so if you’ve contributed to one of our many 'Friends of' groups, been a Canteen or Clothing Shop Volunteer, helped out in Junior School or volunteered in other ways at the school this year, we warmly invite you to attend.
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
All students need to be in summer uniform on the first day of Term 4, Tuesday, 9 October.
Please note that due to Professional Development Day, the shop will be closed today, Friday, 21 September.
During the school holidays, we will be closed with the exception of one day; on Wednesday, 26 September we will be open from 7:30am-1:30pm.
We will start Term 4 trading on Tuesday, 9 October from 7:30am to 4:30pm.
Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager
ART EXHIBITION AT TRINITY COLLEGE
The Trinity College Visual Arts Department is hosting an exhibition of paintings by local artist Rob Davis. The paintings depict Kerala, South India. Part proceeds of any sales will be donated to aid the fishermen and their families of Kerala after recent devastating floods. Everyone is welcome to attend the official opening of this art exhibition, details as follows:
- Saturday, 13 October
- Venue: Br P.L. O'Doherty Cultural Centre Gallery
- Light refreshments provided
The exhibition continues from 9–26 October, viewable during school hours.
Ms Rita Basilio | Art Coordinator
PLASTIC BOTTLE RECYCLING
After the introduction of our four purple plastic PET#1 bins two weeks ago, the TCEC students did the first collection last Friday. The students were full of nervous anticipation as they opened the bins, hoping to find them not only full, but full of the correct plastic recyclable bottles. They were very happy to discover the bins were all fairly full and more importantly, with the correct contents! We encourage families to send their plastic bottles to school to be recycled, instead of recycling at home (which really just means going to landfill). A number of the TCEC students have solo projects at home to encourage family and neighbours to collect PET#1 plastic bottles for them. Do you have an idea to help collect more bottles?
Ms Alison Mackenzie | Head of Library Services
With the opening of Optus Stadium and Matagarup Pedestrian Bridge, we have created a page on the Trinity College website under Current Students to notify the College community of any road closures. Click here to go to the Road Closures page, which currently details road closures on Sunday, 7 October.
SPORT TRAINING TERM 4
Click here for Training Arrangements for Term 4, which applies to next week (Week 10) and Term 4.
Mr Stephen Leahy ('78) | Director of Sport
Celebrating 125 Years
In 2019, Trinity College, formerly CBC Perth, will be celebrating our 125th anniversary. We are excited to share some of the highlights from the last 125 years.
Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
UPCOMING TOBA EVENTS AND REUNIONS
- CBC October Reunion – Thursday, 4 October
- Class of 1978 - 40th Anniversary Reunion – Saturday, 13 October
- TOBA Yr 12 Graduation Breakfast – Thursday, 18 October
- Class of 1968 – 50th Anniversary Reunion – Saturday, 20 October
- Class of 1958 – 60th Anniversary Reunion – Friday, 26 October
- Class of 1988 – 30th Anniversary Reunion – Saturday, 27 October
- Class of 1998 – 20th Anniversary Reunion – Saturday, 27 October
For further information regarding upcoming TOBA events, please contact the TOBA office on 9223 8132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRINITY CRICKET FUNDRAISER
For the upcoming 2018/2019 cricket season, the Trinity Cricket Committee has organised a wine fundraiser to help raise funds for the Trinity Cricket program. The wine is labelled wine from Margaret River, called Killerby. The cost is $75 per six pack (ie. $12.50 per bottle) and there will be 5 varieties to choose from. As this is a special order, you cannot order mixed or part cartons. Please click here for the order form. Completed forms are to be scanned and emailed to: email@example.com or faxed to 9363 1333. Order forms are due by Wednesday, 14 November. The wine is available for pick-up from Waterford Playing Fields on Saturday, 17 November between 9:00-12:00pm or from the College on Monday, 19 November, just in time for Christmas. Thank you for your support.
Mr Corey Miskiewicz | Physical & Outdoor Education Teacher
TRINITY OLD BOY PERFORMING AT THE UWA VOSE CONCERTO FINALS
Adrian Soares ('14) will be performing in the prestigious UWA VOSE Concerto Finals at the Perth Concert Hall on 19 October, playing Lutoslawski's Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra. He is currently studying music at UWA as a recipient of the Tunley Music Scholarship. To purchase tickets to this amazing concert, please click here: https://perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/uwa-main-stage-culmination-2018
Let's Run Perth's coaches are winners from HBF Run and City to Surf and they teach children better running technique and posture. The courses are suitable for Year 1 to Year 6 at five locations at a cost of $25/child for two sessions.
- Booragoon – 25 and 27 September, 9–10am: https://goo.gl/forms/nps83G7aAT9p3EEH3
- Bull Creek – 25 and 27 September, 9–10am: https://goo.gl/forms/dsMkskqQ78DQbwGk2
- East Victoria Park – 4 and 5 October, 9–10am: https://goo.gl/forms/55TtCZi6QcIn2kBg1
- Ellenbrook – 25 and 27 September, 9–10am: https://goo.gl/forms/p8NfjGyrJEvvslhj1
- Kalamunda – 26 and 28 September, 9–10am: https://goo.gl/forms/mxNK5gGcPe8uv6D42
NPL TRIALS FOR THE 2019 SEASON - FLOREAT ATHENA
Floreat Athena invite all talented Trinity footballers aged between 13 and 16 to attend their 2019 National Premier League (NPL) trials. All players attending the trials must lodge the Expression of Interest form by Wednesday, 3 October 2018. Players may be selected for development team squads. All trials will be conducted at Litis Stadium, 41 Britannia Rd, Mt Hawthorn. Players are asked to be in attendance 15 minutes prior to the trial time for their age group. Players will be required to trial with their correct age group unless otherwise advised by the Technical Director.
BEFORE SCHOOL SPECIALISED HOT SHOT TENNIS COACHING AT TRINITY COLLEGE
The Hot Shot Tennis Coaching Term 4 program commences on Friday, 12 October at 7:45am–8:30am (9–12 years). It is an eight week program with a free raquet promotion. To enquire or enroll your child, please contact Brendan on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0401 565 051.
DINE FOR DIABETES - TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
Support Diabetes Research WA, celebrate grand final week and enjoy an exclusive dinner with Dennis Cometti on Tuesday, 25 September at 6pm at the UWA Club, Perth. Click here to read the flyer with more information or call 9224 1066 or email email@example.com
CODE CAMP AT TRINITY COLLEGE - SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Click here to read the flyer about Code Camp, taking place at Trinity College during the school holidays. Details:
- 25-27 September
- 8:30am - 4:00pm
- Trinity College
For more information, visit: www.codecamp.com.au/trinitycollege
CHILDREN'S CHOIR PROGRAM – OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
The Kodaly Music Education Insitute of Australia is holding a national conference with many world-renowned music educators visiting Perth and sharing their expertise. This is an exciting opportunity taking place in the October school holidays. A 4-day singing program, including a concert on the final day.
- 1–4 October
- Monday-Wednesday: 8:30am – 12pm (half day) and Thursday: 8:30am-3:30pm with Showcase Concert at 6pm
- The Children's Choir Program has two choirs: Children's Choir – treble voice, 9-12 years and Youth Chorus – mixed voices, 13–17 years
- Venue: Presbyterian Ladies' College
For more information, read the flyer here or visit the website: www.kodalynationalconference.org.au. If any students or parents would like more information, you can also contact Kimberely Lloyd at Trinity College.
Ms Kimberely Lloyd | Music Teacher
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
- One-on-One Advice Sessions: By appointment, 17-26 September
- Extended Hours @ Notre Dame - Prospective Students and Admissions Office will be open from 10am-2pm on Saturday 22 September
Find out more and register now at notredame.edu.au/events
FINAL EXAM PREPARATION & REVISION PROGRAMS
Master Mind Australia's September and October final exam preparation and revision programs for students in Years 11 and 12 offers ATAR students comprehensive subject revision and prepares students for their final ATAR Exams. Course will be conducted during school holidays at:
- Week 1: Mindarie Senior College / Peter Moyes Anglican Community School
- Week 2: Hale School
For further information, call Dr Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9486 1377 or visit the website: www.mastermindaustralia.com.au
ATAR REVISION FOR YEARS 11–12 & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR YEARS 7–10 – OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Enrolments are open for school holiday ATAR Revision Courses with Academic Task Force at Perth Modern School, Churchlands Senior High School or Rossmoyne Senior High School or Academic Associates' ATAR Enrichment program at UWA. ATAR subject specialist teachers will help students revise course content and prepare for exams. Courses give fresh insights into course concepts and tips on how to answer questions and maximise marks in exams. For Years 7–10, skills development programs equip students with the skills for ongoing academic success, taking place in the second week of the school holidays at Perth Modern School.
For more information and to enrol online, visit the website: www.academicgroup.com.au or call 9314 9500.
ATAR AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MASTER CLASSES
ATarget is offering ATAR and Middle School Master Classes in Term 4. Small groups, individual attention, subject revision and exam preparation. Mock and ATAR exam preparation. Enrol online at www.atarget.com.au or call 9486 1377.
WACE+ EDUCATION ATAR REVISION AND EXAM PREPARATION – OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Wace+ Education will be conducting Revision and ATAR Exam Preparation classes for Year 11 and 12 students in the second week of the upcoming school holidays.
- Venue: Hale School
- Monday, 1 October to Friday, 5 October
- All Year 11 and 12 students
Enrol online: www.waceplus.com.au or call 9486 1377.
For information on courses offered by Relationships Australia in West Leederville in October, please click here.
To register, please call 6164 0200 and for further information, visit the website: www.relationshipswa.org.au