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TC Newsletter:
Volume 32 - October 20, 2017

From the Headmaster 

L-R: 2018 Head Prefect, Jeremy Hansen and Deputy, Asher Fatin 

Last Tuesday evening, we held our Presentation Night at the Perth Concert Hall this was a wonderful spectacle of music and dance and an acknowledgment of excellence in our community. I thank everyone who was involved in the evening especially Mr Peter Norman, Dr Rob Braham and all the students who performed on the night.


With the increase in parking at the College it is now easier for parents to find a parking spot, however,signs have been put in place indicating where parents can drop and pick up students which should, hopefully, allow for easier traffic flow. A reminder that students are not allowed to park on campus. All motorists are asked to observe a 10kph speed – let’s keep our students safe.

I remind all parents that when parking on our site during school hours you must obtain a parking permit from Reception – with the Magellan Ashes Test starting at the WACA on Thursday, 14 December, the City of Perth will issue fines to cars that are not displaying a College permit.


Over the last week Trinity College has showcased our Art Exhibition. As a College, we have some truly talented students. I thank Ms Rita Basilio and Mr John Lamborn for the work they put into this event. I believe that one of the “Works of Art” will make an appearance on next year’s Birthday Card. You can view more photos of the Exhibition on our Facebook page


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, 9 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: 


Parents are warmly invited to the final year group Term 4 Masses for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 for 2017. The dates are:

Year 7 – Tuesday, 24 October

Year 11 – Tuesday, 31 October

Year 9 – Tuesday, 7 November

Year 10 – Tuesday, 14 November

Year 8 – Tuesday, 21 November

As is tradition there will be a light morning tea for parents following Mass, please confirm your attendance with Beverly Martinez at  or 9223 8106. Parents are always most welcome to attend Mass at the College, so we hope you can take some time out at this very busy time of year to join us.


On Thursday, 9 November, the College Trinity Fathers for Others is very proud to be hosting a special event at which one of our own Trinity fathers, Magistrate Colin Kaeser will provide a presentation on Positive Engagement with your Kids and Building Respect

In his presentation, Colin would talk about his work at the family court – with some stats and case examples – to give a flavour of his experience there. Then he will highlight the effect of positive parenting and engaging with your kids and perhaps touch on the potential downsides if we don’t.

Colin is a Family Law Magistrate. He is also a White Ribbon Ambassador and the Secretary of the Management Committee of the Waratah Support Centre in Bunbury. Colin is an Old Boy of Trinity and has 2 boys at the school – with a 3rd joining in 2019.

Colin started off his tertiary education with an Honours degree in Psychology. He was admitted to practice law in 1994, and has practised almost exclusively in family law ever since. He is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. He joined the Family Court in 2005 as a Registrar; was appointed an acting Magistrate in 2010, and received a permanent appointment as a Family Law Magistrate in 2014.

Colin is passionate about building respectful relationships, managing conflict and resolving disputes. If you are keen to attend this very special event please book tickets by clicking here

It is expected the event will begin at 7pm and should be no longer than an hour. At the conclusion of Colin’s presentation, Trinity Fathers for Others welcome you to enjoy some light refreshments.


A reminder that despite the fact that we are heading towards the end of the year I take this opportunity to remind students and parents that our normal high standard of uniform, grooming and behaviour are still expected. Sometimes we let ourselves down because of our sense that the year is winding down - remember that shirts need to be tucked in at all times especially when in public. 


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Upcoming Events

Monday, 23 October
Year 12 students last day
TOBA Year 12 Breakfast
9:00am Secondary Assembly (Year 12 Farewell)
Year 12 Graduation Mass
Tuesday, 24 October
9:35am Year 7 Mass
Wednesday, 25 October
Year 8 Immunisations 
Thursday, 26 October
Friday, 27 October
8:00am Mass
Year 11 PES Practical Assessment and Moderation

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Junior School News 


Congratulations to the nine Year 6 boys who were involved in the Evening of Eminence last night. The boys had to research an eminent person and present this information creatively whilst in character. It was an enlightening and enjoyable evening. The evening was a culmination of their learning during the last term, a fantastic effort. Thank you to Mrs Ricki Boe who guided the boys through their preparation.


Next week, the Life Ed Van is visiting the College. The boys in the Junior School will all have an opportunity in their class groups to hear the very important messages from this incursion. The boys will learn about cyber safety and other ways to protect themselves. Hopefully they will also get to meet Harold the Giraffe.


During Term 2, the Year 4 boys visited Br Ollie’s Wheelchairs for Kids factory as part of their Christian Service program. During the visit they got to see how many children have had their lives changed due to the volunteer work of all in the workshop. The second part of the program is to raise some money to donate to Wheelchairs for Kids. The Year 4 boys are running a cake stall and have invited Br Ollie to assembly to receive the proceeds. The cake stall is taking place on Friday October 27, and I encourage all boys to purchase some morning tea.


Junior School parents are welcome and invited to attend the liaison meetings that take place once a term. The purpose of the meetings is to provide a forum to facilitate parent participation in the school providing advice and feedback to the Head of Junior School and organising social or other functions. The meeting for this term will take place on Wednesday, 25 October at 2:30pm in the College Board Room.


Next week, the Year 6 boys have the opportunity to participate in the Astronomy Camp. This is organised each year by the Secondary Astronomy Scholars and the boys do a range of space related activities during the evening. The highlight of the camp is the launching of the rockets the boys make in groups during the camp. 


Monday, 23 October 

  • Life Ed Van

Tuesday, 24 October 

  • Sports Training for Year 5s and 6s, commencing at 8:00am
  • Life Ed Van
  • Year 5B visit Marist Lodge

Wednesday, 25 October 

  • Life Ed Van 
  • Parent Liaison Meeting in the College Board Room at 2:30pm

Friday, 27 October 

  • Year 6B Mass commencing at 8:50am
  • Cake Stall for Wheelchairs for Kids
  • Year 6W Assembly commences at 2:30pm
  • Astronomy Camp commencing after school


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


This week has been another busy week. On Thursday, the Year 6 Gifted & Talented students held the Evening of Eminence. The students had to choose an eminent person and turn into them for a day. Cricket training was cancelled due to wet weather, but all the other sports trained well. With a sports bye, the main focus was the TOBA assembly. The TOBA assembly always excites the audience and we are sure this one did too. All up it has been a good week.

Nick G (6G) and Nicholas S (6G)

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Secondary School News


On Sunday, 15 October a Trinity College team made up of 2018 Prefects, current councillors, parents and staff took part in the Black Dog on a Lead Walk. 

Black Dog on a Lead is an association designed to encourage people to talk openly about depression within their community. A walk is held every year which focuses on eliminating any stigma or taboo associated with mental illness. 

Prior to the walk, we heard from a series of “triple zero heroes” and their struggles with depression and other mental illnesses caused by their involvement in being the first people on-site to deal with significant traumas, such as serious car accidents, incidents of domestic violence, and drug-related conflicts. Each speaker advocated the importance of being able to talk about mental illness and to seek help if needed.

The 6km walk around Bibra Lake commenced at 10:30am, with over 500 participants making their way around the lake on a magnificent spring morning. At each kilometre check-point, there were signs posted which featured facts, statistics and other stimulus designed to encourage the walkers to interact with each other and chat about their experiences with mental illness.

In summation, being of adolescent age, a large portion of our peers will deal with mental health related issues at some point in their lives. Therefore, it is extremely important to partake in events like Black Dog on a Lead to see and hear first-hand the devastating effect mental illness can have on the community and advocate open discussion of the issue. I’m sure it was a positive experience for all involved.

Sean Carroll (11.3) 

All Year 11 Parents are welcome to attend the Year 11 End of Year Parent Gathering:
Date: 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
All Year 8 Parents are invited to attend an End of Year Party on Friday, 4 November at the Public House Kitchen and Bar (Corner of Adelaide Terrace and Grosvenor Street, Perth). $35/person required for confirmation with RSVP no later than 4pm on Thursday, 26 October.
Tickets are available from the Online Store
Enquiries to Teresa Leone ( or Jill Gorski (
Save the Date for the Year 10 Parent Gathering on Saturday, 18 November
- Held at McCabe Court, Trinity College
- Live Band
- 70's/80's Trivia
- Food provided
- BYO Drinks, glasses and chairs
- $20 per person

Please contact the event organiser with any questions: Rita Rocca at

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College 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 uniforms are now available 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.
  • Honour students, please call into the Uniform Shop and collect your blazers
  • Year 10 students need to call into the uniform shop to size up and pay for their navy senior jumpers. The jumpers are embroidered with your name and class of 2019. The cost of the jumper is $95.00, delivery will be March 2018. Please be aware the jumper cannot be ordered next year as it is a special made order.

Mrs Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager


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: Your feedback and input is greatly appreciated. 


The Parent Helper Sundowner will be held on Wednesday, 8 November in the Staff Lounge. Free entry with cocktail food and drinks supplied. Please RSVP for your complimentary places at this event via TryBooking

As mentioned in the Headmaster's section, Trinity Fathers for Others is very proud to be hosting a special event at which one of our own Trinity fathers, Magistrate Colin Kaeser ('82), will provide a presentation on Positive Engagement with your Kids and Building Respect. For more information and to register your details please click here

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You can download a PDF copy of the results by clicking here


Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets in support of the 2017 Trinity Basketball USA Tour. Congratulations to the following winners:

1st Prize - $1000 Yoon Lee

2nd Prize - $500 Russell Bong (11.6)

3rd Prize – Signed/Framed WCE Jumper Michelle Briscoe

4th Prize - Signed/Framed Fremantle Jumper Olivia Menaglio

5th Prize - Signed/Framed Collingwood Jumper Nicki Cahill


The National Beach Volleyball Championships is being held in WA for the next two years, which gives WA athletes a greater opportunity to be involved in this nation wide competition. The training for this event occurs over Term 4, January summer holidays and Term 1 with the National championships in the first week of the school holidays (no school missed). It is a fantastic way to build your volleyball skills and is the perfect pre-season for either indoor club volleyball or winter sports like football, soccer etc. Beach volleyball is great for fitness and power development.

The Development squad is on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

WHO: U15 and U17 Male and Females (born after 1st January 2002)

WHEN: 14 Sessions 12th October– 28th November COST $198 (includes a training top)

WHERE: City Beach Challenger Parade WA 6015 Tuesdays All U15s: 5:30pm - 7:30pm All U17s: 7:00pm - 9:00pm 

VWA Inner City Beach 180 Charles Street WA 6005 Thursdays All U15s: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

All U17s: 7:00pm - 9:00pm AJBVC TRIALS—U15, U17 and U19 15th, 17th, 22nd and 24th January 2018

Be aware. Whatever age you are in 2018 you will need to play in the "under" age group. For example, if you turn 14 in 2018, you will play in U15. If you turn 15 in 2018, you play in U17.

For those athletes who are in the U17 age group there is also another program, which you can attend (if you do not want to train twice a week) on a Thursday night. In many ways, this has been designed for PSA students who already have a busy Volleyball load through their school commitments. It also recognizes the increased academic workload as you get in the older age groups.


WHO: U17 Male and Female Athletes (cannot turn 17 or older in 2018)

WHEN: First session on Thursday, 19 October - 6 Sessions on Thursdays

COST: $80 (no training top included)

WHERE: VWA Inner City Beach
180 Charles Street WA 6005 Thursdays
7.00pm - 9:00pm

Mr Bobby Emmanuel | Volleyball Co-ordinator

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Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association


TOBA teams are preparing to challenge TC teams at the upcoming TOBA Summer Sports Day on Friday, 24 November.

Basketball: 4.00pm
Cricket: 12.15pm - 5.30pm
Rowing: 4.00pm with the main race at approximately 5.00pm at TC
Tennis: 3.15pm
Volleyball: 4.00pm
Water polo: 4.15pm
5.30pm: Informal presentations, sausage sizzle and drinks

All games are played at Trinity College and everyone is welcome.


Saturday, 11 November

Class of 1997 - 20th Anniversary Reunion

Saturday, 11 November

Class of 2007 - 10th Anniversary Reunion

Wednesday, 15 November

Class of 1957 - 60th Anniversary Reunion

Wednesday, 22 November

Class of 1947 - 70th Anniversary Reunion

Friday, 1 December

Class of 1974 - Celebrating 60th Birthday's

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, 23 October 2017




Fiona Galvin


Andrea Dodo-Balu


Andrea Milburne


Carmella Rosso, Michelle Webb and Caterina (lunchtime only)

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

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Community News 


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 


OLNA - Study Skills – Essay Writing – Subject Revision & Preparation For all students entering Year 7 – 12 in 2018.

The January Preparation Program aims to prepare students for Term 1 (2018) before the academic year begins. The classes will revise those important components from the 2017 syllabus that are vital for success in the new-year. The program will also preview what students can expect in their courses in 2018. Courses will be conducted at Christ Church and Hale School from Monday, 15 to Saturday, 20 January, 2018.

For more information, contact Dr Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9486 1377


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 You can also download a flyer for more information. 


ATI Martial Arts are offering free 2 week passes for a limited time. Help your child grow, develop and defend for themselves - starting from 4 years up. Call Anthony on 0402 144 018 to make your booking today. You can also visit their website 


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 For further information call 0402 784 225 or email  

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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