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TC Newsletter:
Volume 30 - September 22, 2017

From the Headmaster


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. 


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.  


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. The term 4 Mass for Year 7’s will be on Tuesday, 24 October, as always, all parents are warmly invited.


At the end of Term 3, we will be saying goodbye to Maighread Ni Dheasuna and Anthony D’Ignazio from our Science Department, who have been doing relief for Bill Cooper and Michael Slack-Smith, both of whom will be returning from LSL next term.  Finally, I take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe holiday. Students return to school on Tuesday, 10 October in correct summer uniform.

Mr Peter Norman | Acting Headmaster

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 9 October
Staff PD Day - No classes
Tuesday, 10 October
Summer training starts - Seniors
Wednesday, 11 October
Summer training starts - Middle School
Thursday, 12 October
Friday, 13 October
8:00am Mass
Saturday, 14 October
Sunday, 15 October
Music Dinner
Monday, 16 October
9:00am Auxiliary Meeting
Student Art Expo commences
Tuesday, 17 October
Presentation Night - Perth Concert Hall
Thursday, 19 October
TC Bye
5:00pm Junior School Evening of Eminence
Student Art Expo viewing evening
Friday, 20 October
8:00am Mass
TC Bye
Saturday, 21 October
TC Bye

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Junior School News


On Wednesday evening, the Junior School conducted a Learning Journey. The Learning Journey involved the boys leading their parents through a selection of the work that they have completed this term. It was a great opportunity for the boys to take ownership of their learning and share a variety of the work that they are proud of with their parents. It was fantastic to see the boys enthusiastically showing and completing activities with their parents. Thank you to all who supported by participating in the evening.

Branson May with John Carey MLA

Congratulations to Branson May (6W) on representing Trinity so well at the Perth Primary Speakers’ Award Night on Thursday evening. Branson presented a thought provoking and engaging talk about the poaching of elephants and rhinos and was well received by the audience and judges.


Congratulations to Joshua Bairstow (4W), Zachary Gosatti (4W) and Patrick Carroll (4B) who were admitted into the Cathedral Choir as full members last Sunday at the 11am Mass. Such a great show of talent and dedication.


During Term 3, the Junior School has been fortunate to have Miss Julia Hodson, Miss Sarah Hicks and Miss Georgia Murphy from the University of Notre Dame teaching in Year 5 Green, 6 Green and 6 Blue respectively. They have all completed very successful practicums and we wish them every success in their future teaching careers.

Year 6B boys on the ergo machines

During the last 2 weeks, the Year 6 boys have had an introduction to rowing. They have been having a go on the ergo machines and even got onto the water in a single scull. Thank you to the Rowing Master, Mr Phil Jurjevich for enabling the boys to get a “taste of rowing”.


Term 4 commences on Tuesday, 10 October. Students are required to wear Summer Uniform from the commencement of Term 4. Summer Sport Training for boys in Year 5 and 6 will commence at 8:00am on the first day back.

I wish all an enjoyable break and hope you get a chance to utilise the sunny and warm spring weather. I look forward to seeing all boys rested and ready for a very busy and exciting Term 4.


Tuesday, 10 October

  • Term 4 Commences
  • Sports training for Year 5 and 6, commencing at 8:00am

Thursday, 12 October

  • Sport v Hale

Friday, 13 October

  • Assembly at 2:40pm


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

Troy Taylor and Patrick Carroll with their winning scarecrow entry

This term, the Year 4s have been making scarecrows during Italian class as they have been learning the parts of the body and clothing. In groups, they were required to design, plan and build a scarecrow. There were some very creative designs and the boys did a fantastic job of completing this project. The scarecrows are on display in the Junior School library, and the boys have voted for their favourite scarecrow. Troy Taylor (4B) and Patrick Carroll (4B) won first prize for their scarecrow, which will now be on display at the Royal Show as part of the Sustainable Scarecrow competition. Their innovative design made use of an old fan as a boy and the design was based around this. Congratulations to all the Year 4s for their great teamwork in the Sustainable Scarecrow project.

Ms Eliza Knapman | Italian Teacher


This week the Junior School finished off the term with high standards as always. The Year 6s came back from Kalgoorlie last Friday and they enjoyed their experience there. Coming back, the boys prepared, with the Year 4s and 5s, their classrooms for Learning Journey on Wednesday evening. On Thursday Years 5s had great fun with their "Americas' Day". Thanks to Miss Hodson, all the parents who helped and Mrs Nicoletto.  Also on Thursday the Year 5s and 6s started their summer sport training ready for next term. This Friday was a Golden Honour and TOBA assembly. We also had Mass this morning celebrating the term. On behalf of the Prefects, we hope you have a great and safe holiday.

Nam Lam (6W), Christian Ludovico (6W)

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. 


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. 

Save the Date for the Year 10 Parent Gathering on Saturday, 18 November

  • Live Band
  • 70's/80's Trivia
  • Food provided
  • BYO Drinks
  • $20 per person
  • Venue TBD

More details to follow! For more information, please contact the event organiser with any questions: Rita Rocca at


All Year 11 Parents are welcome to attend the Year 11 End of Year Parent Gathering:

  • Date: Friday, 3 November 2017
  • Time: From 7:30 PM
  • Venue: Five Bar, 560 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley (front section reserved)
  • RSVP: Anita Miocevich 0409 729 537

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College News

Lucas Siciliano and Mr Geoff Jamieson

While the Australian Mathematics Trust were reviewing the results of the 2016 Australian Mathematics Competition, they found that Lucas Siciliano should have been awarded a prize for his performance in the competition. Lucas was given an AMC Prize pin and has been invited to attend this year's Awards Presentation in November, where he will be recognised. The College will also be recognising his achievement at an upcoming assembly. Congratulations Lucas! 


The results have been returned from the Australian Mathematics Trust who run this competition. Our students this year achieved the following results: 6 High Distinctions, 79 Distinctions and 160 Credits.

Congratulations to the following 6 boys for gaining a High Distinction

  • Ben Fels (8.6), Rafael Sitorus (8.8), Nathan De Fonseka (8.7)
  • Angus Watson (9.6), Declan Ryan (9.1)
  • Dejan Bouwhuis (10.1)

The top ranked student in each of the other year groups were:

  • William Day (7.4)
  • Tim Ludovico (11.3)
  • Jack Barclay (12.2)

Mr Geoff Jamieson | Head of Mathematics Learning Area

  • 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.
  • All  HIRE ATHLETIC SINGLETS will need to be back to the shop no later than Friday, 22 September to get your refund.

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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Trinity College entered four teams into the second round of the Volleyball State Schools Cup, which hosted teams from Year 7-10. Our Years 7 & 8 teams competed on the Friday and performed extremely well, improving in their skills and gameplay throughout the day. The Year 10 team did very well and managed to get a silver medal losing some clutch points in the final. The Year 9 team entered into the Honours division and faced some very tough opposition including a very skilled Rossmoyne. After finishing first in the pools and easily winning the semi-final against Greenwood, it was no surprise that we would meet Rossmoyne in the finals. There were many dramas in the game, including a court change, referees reassigned, a couple of warnings and a massive supporter base in favour of Rossmoyne. Eventually after 2-2 battle, Trinity entered the 5th side in a do or die effort. At this point the Trinity spirit shone through. By consistent gameplay and sheer willpower, Trinity overwhelmed a tired and frustrated Rossmoyne side. Congratulations to all the boys who trained and competed in the tournament. Well done to Cameron Pell (9.5) who won the most valuable player in the Year 9 Honours division. Thanks to all the parents and friends who help support us. Special mentions to Old Boy Matt Murphy ('14), Mr Kieran Cranley and Ms Katie Rolston who helped coach our sides over the weekend. Look out for more special volleyball moments in term 4.

 Mr Bobby Emmanuel | Volleyball Manager

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, 9 October 2017


PD Day - no classes


Caroline Smith and Tania Franse


Lorena Townsend and Rose Chang


Sagaya Xavier and Sally Smith


Linda McPherson and Aini Saiman

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


Marriage Encounter is a weekend where married couples can get away from everyday responsibilities, including sport, childnren and phones - and focus only on their relationship. We invite you to join us at the Atrium Resort Hotel in Mandurah on 13-15 October 2017. For more information please contact George and Monica on 0424 220 625, 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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