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TC Newsletter:
Volume 31 - October 13, 2017


From the Headmaster

 
WELCOME BACK

Welcome back to the last Term for 2017.  Personally, it is great to be back at Trinity College. My time at Broome was both challenging and rewarding but certainly reinforced for me the wonderful opportunities that exist for our students. I thank those staff who accepted different roles whilst I was away which facilitated this opportunity.  I also welcome back Mr Bill Cooper and Michael Slack-Smith from LSL. 

I hope that everyone enjoyed their break and have returned refreshed for this term. Term 4 will be a short but busy term and we look forward to all students putting in their best efforts right through to the last day. A reminder that the summer uniform needs to be worn correctly – this includes the correct College short socks and shirt tucked in; I look for parents’ assistance in this matter.

Next Tuesday night, we will gather as a community for Presentation Night at the Perth Concert Hall. During the evening, we will acknowledge the superb achievements of our students, welcome the new Prefects for 2018 and be entertained by our highly talented Performing Arts students. As a College, we are looking forward to graduating the Class of 2017 on the following Monday. A reminder that parking will be available across the road in Gloucester Park for the morning Breakfast and Assembly. We ask Year 12 students to travel with their parents as parking at Gloucester Park is limited. That evening, the Graduating Mass and Dinner will be held at the Perth Convention Centre.

YEAR 12 STUDENTS

Our Year 12 students are approaching an exciting time of the year, and are busy preparing for their very important final school examinations. 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. We have emphasised to the Year 12 students that they 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.

SECONDARY PRESENTATION NIGHT

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 has already been sent to Year 10, 11 and 12 parents with regards to purchasing tickets. 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 and Year 12 courses have also been emailed out to parents.  

These notifications contain information about the purchase of tickets for prize winners’ parents in a specially reserved section of seating. The College also provides seating for all prize winners in Year 7 – 9.

YEAR 7 MASS

On Tuesday, 24 October at 9.35am, the Year 7 students will gather together for their Term 4 Mass. Parents are most welcome to join us for Mass and to stay for a “cuppa” afterwards. RSVP’s to Beverly Martinez on martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au or phone 9223 8106.

YEAR 11 MASS

On Tuesday, 31 October at 9.35am, the Year 11 students will gather together for their Term 4 Mass. Parents are most welcome to join us for Mass and to stay for a “cuppa” afterwards. RSVP’s to Beverly Martinez on martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au or phone 9223 8106.

INVITATION TO THE TRINITY COLLEGE ART EXHIBITION  

Next week you will have the opportunity to view the artwork produced by our students this year. The exhibition will be held in the Trinity College Gallery, which is situated on the ground floor of the Cultural Centre. The exhibition will be open from Monday, 16 October to Friday, 20 October during normal school hours. Parents and Friends viewing evening will be held on Thursday, 19 October from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.

NEW TRINITY COLLEGE WEBSITE FEEDBACK SURVEY

Our new website has been up and running for a few months now and we would love to get your feedback. Our Marketing team have put together a small survey that they hope you will fill out. There are only 4 questions and should only take a few minutes to complete. If you would like to complete the survey then please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCwebsite Your feedback and input is greatly appreciated. 

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, 8 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-8:30pm.

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.

RSVP’s are essential via TryBooking: https://www.trybooking.com/RZQP

HATS - SUN SMART POLICY

A reminder that in Terms 4 and 1 we enforce our Sun Smart Policy. Students are not allowed on the Oval, the Courts or other open spaces without wearing a College hat. The blue College cap, blue College broad brimmed hat along with other Trinity sporting hats, will be permitted during these times. Students without a Trinity College hat or cap will not be permitted to remain in these areas during break times. College hats and caps are available for purchase from the Trinity Uniform Shop.

We hope that through this simple measure, our boys will come to appreciate the importance of covering up when in the sun and we hope that parents will support this message at home. I ask that, as parents, you reinforce this important message.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

 
TERM 4, WEEK 2
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 

Welcome back to our final term. The boys have returned and are enthusiastically looking forward to their last term, which promises to be a busy one. Please keep an eye out for the Term 4 Calendar, which will be sent home soon. Please take note of the many special events that are happening this term. Some important dates to remember can be found below. 

LIFE ED VAN

The Life Ed Van will be onsite, educating the boys from Monday to Wednesday in Week 3. 

  • The topics covered will be for Years 4&5 - BCYBYERWISE: This module focused on cybersafety, cyber ethics and building positive relationships with friends online and offline. The students explore a range of issues such as password security, risks of sharing personal information, how to communicate respectfully both online and offline, and strategies to handle bullying including cyberbullying. 
  • Year 6 - IT'S YOUR CALL: This module focuses on improving students' decision-making skills by looking at choices, consequences, responsibility, facts, information and influences. Peer influence, cyber safety and cyber ethics are themes used to explore decision making. 
SACRAMENTS

Congratulations to the following students who received the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation at their local Parishes recently:

Confirmation:

Gianni Norrish (6G), Talan Rankin (6G), Thomas Zinni (6W), Tristan De Gois (6G), Xander McQuillan (6B), Xavier Nicoletto (6B) and Dylon Treasure (6B)

First Communion:

Taj Dean (4G), Leone Magistro (4B), Luca Palmero (4W), Andrew Zinni (4B), Oliver Bradley-Moore (4W), Lewis Murabito (4W) and Oliver Nguyen (4W)

DATES TO REMEMBER

Friday, 20 October

  • TOBA Assembly

Friday, 27 October

  • Year 4 Cake stall

Wednesday, 8 November

  • Parent Helper Sundowner

Friday, 10 November

  • New Student Orientation
  • TOBA Assembly

Friday, 17 November 

  • String Assembly 

Friday, 24 November

  • Junior School End of Year Mass
  • Golden Honour Assembly

Friday, 1 December

  • Classes conclude at 12:45pm for Presentation Night, which commences at 6:00pm
  • Reports sent home

Monday, 4 December

  • Class Excursions

 

Mr Bernard Le Tessier | Assistant Head of Junior School 

PREFECTS' CORNER

The first week back was a very quiet one. The highlight of the week was the Year 5/6 fixtures against Hale. Most teams played well with mixed results. A lot of the teams were short of training due to bad weather so overall this was a good result. The term promises to be a very busy one as usual, with Presentation Night capping off the year.

Adam Demasi (6W) & William Hall (6B)


Secondary School News

William Shackles
 TRINITY STUDENTS TAKE PART IN INNOVATION EXPO

Thirty six Year 10 students entered the Innovation Institute Expo held here on Sunday, 8 October. They were among 180 students who took part in the competition, which was endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce and the Innovation Institute.

Joseph Dawson (10.1) and William Shackles (10.7) came third in the open category .

There is a WA Young Entrepreneur Masterclass on offer in with January Holidays with the details available in this brochure.

We have found the course to be inspiring and has built great qualities and transferable skills in the boys involved in the Trinity trial.

Mr Phil Jurjevich

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College News

Senate Presidents Room
HUMANITIES TOUR 2017

The October holidays saw a group of 38 students and 4 staff undertake the inaugural Humanities ‘Australian Icons’ tour to Sydney and Canberra. The boys were about to experience first hand many of the things that they have learnt about in the classroom. On landing in Sydney, the group visited the Sydney Opera House where they performed a rousing rendition of In Nomine Domini in one of the rehearsal rooms. After taking in the area around the Harbour Bridge, they then travelled by ferry from Darling Harbour to Manly for lunch before heading back to the hotel for a much-needed rest. Day two saw the group travel to Canberra, where the main activities were planned. The boys visited the Australian War Memorial where they also attended the Last Post ceremony honouring the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Broodseinde and Lance Corporal Robert Bruce McMillan. Two students, Sebastian Ellison (10.7) and Jack Clear (11.6) laid a wreath on behalf of Trinity College at the ceremony. Trinity parent former Senator Chris Ellison flew over for the tour of Parliament House in which he organised a special visit for the group. The boys were privileged to see areas of Parliament House not normally available for the public such as the Ministerial Wing of the building, the Speaker’s office and the Senate President’s office.

The tour of parliament was followed up with a tour of Yarralumla – the Governor General’s official residence. The history which surrounded the boys spoke for itself. Being in the very office where Prime Minister Whitlam was sacked by the Governor General was amazing. So too the official dining and lounge rooms where dignitaries such as Heads of State are entertained.

Later in the week the boys participated in two amazing guided tours at the National Portrait Gallery and the Australian National Gallery. The presenters that guided the tours were outstanding in terms of giving the boys an understanding of art techniques combined with the historical context in which they were completed. Other activities included a visit to the National Zoo and Aquarium, the National Museum, ten pin bowling, trampolining and laser tag games.

I would like to publicly thank Ms Rebekah Harris-Miller who planned and coordinated the tour. She spent countless hours making bookings and preparing the amazing itinerary. A huge thank you also to Senator Chris Ellison for not only organising the tour of Parliament House, but also for flying in especially for the tour. It truly was amazing to see the inner sanctum of our political capital.

A big thankyou also to the staff who attended the tour giving up their holiday time. To Mr Anthony Lunt, Mr Barry McKenna and Ms Jena McDowell, on behalf of the tour group, I thank you for your commitment to your students over the course of the week. I am certain that your efforts have made a positive impact on the learning of this group of boys. I would also like to thank Ms Kamal Plank from Morcombe Travel who assisted us with bookings for flights and accommodation. Finally, to the boys, I would like to thank you for a sensational week in the nation’s capital. Your behaviour and participation throughout the week was nothing short of outstanding. You represented the College with distinction. This was summed up by a letter that we received from a passenger on the flight back to Perth on the Saturday afternoon (see attachment). Given the success of this inaugural tour, the Humanities Learning Area will be looking to offer this opportunity again to Year 10 and 11 students in 2019. 

Thankyou to the Commonwealth Government. Trinity College students have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $240 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

Mr Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities

TRINITY FATHERS FOR OTHERS INAUGURAL CAMP A SUCCESS

Twenty father and sons braved the cold to head down to Camp Kelly over the weekend to take part in the first of what we hope is many Trinity Fathers for Others Camps. For those that dont know, Camp Kelly is located in picturesque Dwellingup, and while it was a little cold the weather was kind to us. One of the most enjoyable aspects of the weekend was watching this group of boys who didn't have access to their digital devices come together to play a game of cricket with their dads, then move onto a game of basketball, before moving onto cards and then ending the night with an outdoor movie. The Dads took advantage of this time to sit around a camp fire and share stories about their fathering experiences.  

At one stage one of the dads got out his ukulele and entertained us all with a number of songs, whilst we all toasted marshmallows on the camp fire. In the morning the Trinity Fathers for Others put on a breakfast of egg and bacon rolls that was well received by the Dads and their sons.  

This weekend achieved all things we had hoped for with our sons bonding with their fathers and each other without the distractions of electronic devices. We hope this becomes an annual event and that numbers continue to grow over the coming years based on the success of this event. Finally, we want to thank Trinity College for allowing us the opportunity to use the camp site and especially to Ross Beatson for his help to ensure that we had a good time.  

Peter Zurzolo and Aaron Smith | Trinity Fathers for Others

 
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
  • The uniform shop is open every Tuesday 7:30am till 4:30pm and Friday from 7:30am till 1:30pm during term.
  • All our uniform is now in the Online Store, you can purchase any Trinity uniform required online. If you are not sure of the sizing please just request size up in store and we will fit the students.
  • Uniform returns or refunds, need to come back within the term with proof of purchase and all original tags.
  • All students need to be in full summedr uniform now. Please call into the shop for any uniform requirements. 

Mrs Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager

PARENT HELPERS' SUNDOWNER

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 https://www.trybooking.com/RZQP

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Inclusive Education

Inclusive Education Information for Parents:

https://www.understood.org this site has many useful tips to help your son at school and at home. It’s worth a visit. Getting your child’s backpack organised is a feat worth celebrating. But making sure he puts in everything he needs for the trip to school and back can take some work. A luggage tag checklist is an easy way to help your child keep track, without it being obvious to other kids. All you have to do is buy an inexpensive clear luggage tag to attach to the backpack’s zipper pull. Take out the address label and replace it with this printable checklist. Customize the “To School” and “To Home” sides to reflect the things your child must have with him. You can even make each side a different colour. He can check the tag before he heads out to school and again before he leaves for home.

Download the attached printable tag for you son by clicking here

Other topics that may interest you:

Mrs Lissa Coleman | Director of Inclusive Education


 

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(L-R) Alexander and Casey

Two Trinity College Year 7 students, Casey Robertson (7.7) and Alexander Christodoulakis (7.4), were part of the WA State Boys Under-13 team celebrating success after claiming the Football Federation Australia National Youth Championships title in Coffs Harbour. These boys were ready for the NYC but performed even better than expected now holding the title of the best Under 13 team in the country. This is a massive feat and I congratulate the boys on such a wonderful achievement. 

Ms Amanda Marocchi | Head of Year 7

 


Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association

UPCOMING REUNIONS

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 toba@trinity.wa.edu.au.

Diane Millar | Executive Officer | TOBA

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Canteen Roster

Week beginning Monday, 16 October 2017

Mon

Denise Williams, Michelle Fornasier and Jennifer Neal

Tues

Melissa Townsend, Marion Gismonde, Jillian Gorski

Wed

Samantha Bruest and Cathy Howard

Thurs

Sonya Mahoney and Claire Parslow

Frid

Kerry Morecombe, Lisa Battalis, Tracey Pola and Lisa Allen

 
If you would like to volunteer or have any enquiries, please contact Carol Watson on 0409 110 319. 

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Community News 

 
MATHEMATICS TUTORING

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 david@financialmc.com.au 

BEFORE SCHOOL SPECIALISED HOT SHOT TENNIS COACHING @ TRINITY COLLEGE

Commences Friday, 20 October 7:45am-8:30am (9yrs-12yrs) 8 week program

To enquire or enrol your child, please contact Brendan on 0401 565 051 or email fremantletopspintennis@gmail.com. You can also download a flyer for more information. 

RUN BETTER, RUN FASTER PROGRAM BY LET'S RUN PERTH

Every Thursday from 19 October - 16 November from 3:45pm-4:30pm at John McMillan Park, East Victoria Park. This is suitable for Year 1-7 students and is $50 per child. You can register at https://goo.gl/forms/EhJsKdr8eJFWQLwe2. For further information call 0402 784 225 or email info@letsrunperth.com  

Youth Groups Around Perth

https://www.247youthministry.org/

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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