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TC Newsletter:
Volume 35 - November 10, 2017

From the Headmaster 


This week saw the commencement of the Year 11 exams, with our Year 10s starting exams on Tuesday, 21 November through to Thursday, 23 November. I hope that their hard work is reflected in their results. Year 7, 8 and 9 students commence their exams from 27 November to 1 December, and whilst I hope that a well-planned study program has been in existence for some time, I ask that we keep all our students in our prayers. There is an old maxim which suggests that we should pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on us. All students need to be aware that school work and College expectations are in place right up to the final bell on the last day and it is important that we do not let standards slip at this time of the year. Expectations of grooming, uniform, punctuality and attendance are the same now as they were at the beginning of the year. I ask that parents continue to support us in this regard.


On Tuesday Fra Oscar celebrated Mass for our Year 9 students. It was great to see the involvement of the students; the theme for the Year 9 Mass was Hope. A reminder that parents are always welcome to attend Masses or Assemblies at the College.


Last Wednesday night, I was very proud to host the Parent Helpers’ Sundowner. This event allows the school to acknowledge the hard work put into the College by a large number of parents. As I said on the night “We are able to offer the wonderful education that we can, not only because of the dedicated staff, but because of the enormous generosity of our parents. On behalf of all students that have the privilege of attending this College, I thank the parents for your commitment to the College”.


It was wonderful to welcome all the 2018 Year 4 students and their parents to the College this morning. This is the graduating class of 2026!!!. I hope that all the students and the parents find that their association with the College is enjoyable and fulfilling


Next Monday, we will welcome all 2018 year 7 students to the College. For many of these students this is the beginning of their Trinity College journey for some it is the continuation of the journey began three years ago as a new Year 4 student. I thank the staff for the work that goes into this day. That evening we welcome the parents of these students to the College and I thank the Parent Council for the hospitality that they will extend to these new parents.


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

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.


We are very concerned with student safety as they head away from the College in the afternoons. Extreme care must be taken when crossing Nelson Cres and parents should not “beep” for their sons to cross to their cars because in their excitement students forget to look carefully. This care should also be exercised when alighting from buses in the suburbs and roads should be crossed behind buses.  I ask parents to discuss this matter with your sons and support the College in instilling safe behaviours.


We have been informed by the staff at Swan Transit that they are working with the City of Perth to enforce the parking restrictions in the bus bays on Nelson Crescent in the mornings and afternoons.  I ask that for the safety of all our students, and your hip pocket, that you do not PARK nor STAND in this area. Thank you for your co-operation.


Whilst talking about road safety a reminder to keep your speed down whilst on Nelson Avenue. Despite numerous warnings boys will often dart across the road without due consideration for vehicles. Please be observant and maintain a slow speed especially at the beginning and end of each day.


Please be aware that we have several students at Trinity College with different forms of allergies some of which are life threatening. We ask parents to be mindful of this when sending certain foods to school with your son. Nuts are of a major concern to the College. Some students do not necessarily have to eat the nuts to suffer an allergic reaction. In some cases, the students have a limited amount of time to seek assistance or medication to avoid a fatal reaction. We thank you for your support in this matter.


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Upcoming Events


Monday, 13 November

  • New Year 7 Orientation
  • Parent Council Meeting
  • New Year 7 Parent Information Evening 

Tuesday, 14 November

  • Year 8 Humanities Excursion
  • 9:35am Year 10 Mass

Thursday, 16 November

  • AC v TC
  • Auxiliary Dinner

Friday, 17 November

  • 8:00am Mass
  • AC v TC
  • Cadre Retreat

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Junior School News 


The New Student Orientation morning was very successful thanks to a number of people who assisted on the day. The students in Year 6 who led tours did an excellent job and thank you to the many Year 4 parents and Mrs Melanie Day and Mrs Nicola Gosatti from the College Auxiliary who helped with the preparation and serving of morning tea. Thank you to everyone who assisted to make the morning a very positive experience for our new families to the College.


Congratulations to all boys who represented the College at the triathlon last Friday. The boys competed fantastically as competitors and were wonderful ambassadors for our school. The event was very enjoyable and successful for all concerned. The competition at the triathlon was fierce and our boys did extremely well finishing 2nd  in A division, 1st in B division, 9th  in C division and 4st  in D division. This year the organisers introduced an aquathon, our entrant Caden Barnett (6G) won this race, a fantastic effort.

Next Friday a number of boys are taking part in a European Handball competition. This will be the first time we have competed at this event, good luck to the boys.


Recently we have noticed that a number of boys are waiting to be collected after school near the roundabout on Trinity Ave. Whilst this is fine, it seems that some boys are waiting there for an extended time. Some of the boys have been accessing devices and running through areas where there is no supervision while they are waiting. Phones are only to be used after school for the purpose of calling or receiving calls from parents and other devices should not be accessed. Boys in the Junior School are supervised until 3:45pm each day. It is preferable that you utilise this option, and encourage your sons to move to the “Umbrella drop-off” at a pre-arranged time just prior to you collecting them.


The Year 7 Orientation Day takes place on Monday, 13 November. It commences at 8:30am and students are to meet in Centenary Park. Students need to wear their sports uniform with a hat. They are also required to bring a packed lunch & recess, water bottle and swimming gear. Further information regarding this day and parent information evening was sent home by post last week.


The Music Department invites you to our “Have-a-go” afternoon for the Year 6 band program on Tuesday, 14 November from 3:30-5:30pm. Join us for a short informational meeting at 3:30pm about this exciting opportunity. Afterwards, the boys will have the chance to try out the different band instruments to decide what instrument to learn in Year 6.

Students who are progressing well on violin or cello are encouraged to continue learning their string instrument. If string students are unsure, they are welcome to attend the trial afternoon.

For specific details, please refer to the recently posted letter. If this time doesn’t suit you, but you are still interested in having your child participate in the band program, please e-mail the Woodwind and Brass Coordinators at and


Monday, 13 November

  •  Year 7 Orientation

Tuesday, 14 November

  •  Sports Training for Year 5s and 6s, commencing at 8:00am
  • Year 5 Music Try outs for Band Program 3:30pm

Thursday, 16 November

  • Sport v Aquinas

Friday, 17 November

  • School Sport WA Handball competition
  • String Assembly in Braham Autitorium commencin at 2:30pm

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


On Monday, the results from the Interschool triathlon were announced. TC entered four divisions and we did really well: the D’s came 4th, the C’s came 9th, the B’s came 1st and the A’s came 2nd. On Tuesday after sport training in the morning, the string orchestra got to see a professional violinist play. On Thursday, the students from 6G performed Christian service by going to the Marist lodge, followed by our fixture against Christ Church in the PSA sports. On Friday, during Orientation Morning, all the Year 4s and most of the Year 6s went on a big walk around the river while some of the house captains and all the prefects acted as tour guides for the new parents around the school. The week ended with the TOBA assembly, which featured the Rumble Cup.

Nathan Tobin (6B) and Harrison Watkins (6B) 


All Year 4 parents are invited to attend a Christmas Party on Friday, 8 December. This great event will be held at Embargo Container Bar (Elizabeth Quay) from 6:30pm and will be a great way to finish off the year. Cocktail food will be pre-arranged and drinks can be purchased on the night. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information or to make the payment, please contact Astrid on 0423 859 895 or email Anna via Please RSVP and make your payment before Tuesday, 31 October

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Secondary School News


Tuesday saw 160 Year 7 students climb over 50,000 steps in a bid to raise funds for non-profit organisation ‘Wheelchair for Kids.’ This is a voluntary organisation which raise funds for, develop and build, children’s rough terrain, completely adjustable wheelchairs with full support. The weather didn’t do the boys many favours with the temperature hitting 36 degrees, but this didn’t stop them from sweating up a storm in attempt to help those less fortunate. It was a great effort from all involved and thank you to all those who supported the cause and donated.

Ms Amanda Marocchi | Head of Year 7


It is time for the Christmas Appeal. We have 3 weeks to collect items. This year we are supporting Mercycare by collecting items for their Back to School Packs

Mercycare supports many children who are in foster care with families. It is often a struggle to provide basic items for beginning of the school year which we all know can be an expensive time when you have children going to school. So to make this a little easier for the past few years Mercycare has been providing backpacks and contents for school children in their care. This year they have donations of stationary from a supportive company but still need pencil cases, lunchboxes and drink bottles to add to the packs. They also need funds to purchase the backpacks so if students would prefer to bring in $5 each this would be most helpful to the Appeal. Please encourage and assist your son to contribute.


It is time for our Christmas Appeal and to follow up on the canned food collection which Year 8 students did on the Quest Retreat for Shopfront (a drop in centre for homeless and needy people). This year we ask Year 8 students to collect items for toiletry bags for the people who will be coming to their end of year Christmas party. Many of their guests are men so items like combs, shavers, shaving cream, deodorant, face washer, toothpaste, tooth brush, soap and shampoo plus toiletry bags are the items most needed.

We only have three weeks to collect these items so please help your son to start bringing them in as soon as possible. There will be a basket in his classroom provided for donations.


It is time for our Christmas Appeal for St Vincent de Paul. We have 3 weeks to collect items for food hampers. Each classroom will have a baskets available to collect these items. Please encourage and assist your son to bring in 3 items on the list for the hampers. Another option is for him to donate $5 which, when added to others, will be used to purchase a Coles Voucher that can be used by a family to purchase items for Christmas. 

Mrs Marya Stewart | Director of Christian Service


Many thanks to Jill Gorski and Teresa Leone for organising this wonderful evening at the Public House Kitchen and Bar. It was a terrific evening.

Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator

All enquiries to Carolyn O'Driscoll on 0411 466 446 and or Nadia Grattoggi on 0438 908 456 and
A friendly reminder to purchase your tickets for the Year 10 Parent Gathering on Saturday, 18 November! You don't want to miss out! 
- 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


All students learning a musical instrument should have received re-enrolment forms to be returned to Mrs DENNISTON in the Music Office. Please return these forms as soon as possible. Any queries with your son’s progress should be discussed initially with the instrumental tutor. 

Students who wish to begin an instrument will be given the opportunity to try out preferences. Application forms for students wishing to begin an instrument are available from the Music Office.    

‘Have a go day’ will be held on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 for beginner students wishing to try their preferences in woodwind, brass or string instruments. Please ring Mrs Denniston on 9223 8155 for an appointment or email:

Dr Rob Braham | Director of Music


Trinity College is hosting the next Young Entrepreneur Masterclass running from 10-12 January, 9:30 am – 4:15pm.

A number of Year 10 students were involved in a similar program earlier in the year and found the experience most beneficial. There is a specially discounted price for Trinity students of $350 plus GST for the three days.

A special guest will be Scott Millar, a young entrepreneur who is now a CEO of a holographic projection company. Part of Scott’s amazing story can be found here. Bookings along with further details can be made at  You can also download the Masterclass flyer for more information. 


Photos are now available online to view and purchase. To access the gallery, follow the below procedure:

  • The Uniform Shop is open on Tuesdays from 7:30am-4:30pm and Friday from 7:30am-1:30pm
  • All Middle and Senior school students need to be in the white college shirt next year - 2018. As this can work out expensive for families, the College has put the shirts in a bundle or 3 for $90:00 - this is a fifteen-dollar saving. Please consider buying your shirt this term as January can be very busy in the shop.
  • A reminder to all Year 10 students. The navy Senior jumpers need to be ordered and paid for. No late orders can be taken as the jumper is a made to order item. 
 Mrs J Mackintosh, Uniform Shop Manager
All Trinity College Auxiliary Parents are invited to attend the annual End of Year Auxiliary Dinner:
  • Thursday, 16 November 2017
  • The Karalee on Preston, Como
  • 7pm onwards
Guests to please order food and drinks individually on the evening. Please RSVP by Monday, 13 November at 4:00pm on TryBooking:


You can purchase your tickets now by clicking here

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You can view the results from Trinity v Scotch by clicking here


Here is your chance to own some exclusive signed NBL/AFL memorabilia and support TC students on their tour. The items include signatures from Brownlow Medallists, Premiership Players & NBL MVP’s. If you are interested please download a copy of the silent auction list, along with photos by clicking here. All items have been professionally framed and are available for viewing in reception at the College 8:00am-3pm Mon-Fri. Bids can be placed at the following email address 

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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, 13 November 2017


 Denis Williams


 Melissa Townsend and Marion Gismonde


 Cathy Howard


 Sonya Mahoney and Claire Parslow


 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 or email 

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Community News 


St Vincent de Paul Society is seeking people to join their volunteer team. Your efforts will help to support their good works, such as the provision of bedding, clothing and food to those experiencing hardship, and providing shelter for the homeless. In turn, you can enjoy a range of benefits proven to be associated with volunteering, such as an increase in well-being, happiness, health and longevity! There a number of diverse, interesting and stimulating roles available, at a range of locations, on a range of different time commitments. To name a few,  you could try your hand at sorting material donations, providing customer service in our retail stores, assisting truck drivers to collect donations, assembling furniture and helping with store displays. To find out more or to express your interest, call Sarah on 6323 7531 or email


We would like to advise you of our “Parish Sacrament and Religious Education Programs,” for 2018. The Holy Spirit Sacrament Program begins in Year 1 through to Year 6, allowing us to prepare your children for their Sacraments. The spiritual journey is important for each child to understand the Sacrament that they will receive. The policy of the Archdiocese of Perth is that, ideally, a child should have two years of preparation for each sacrament, and only one Sacrament to be made per year. With this in mind, it is important that Years 1, 2 and Year 5 children attending non-Catholic schools attend a Parish Religious Education Program (PREP). For specific dates and more information please visit or contact Cathy Gawen via or 0451 951 043.

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience at The University of Western Australia offers you the chance to be immersed in our world-class scientific research, and to discover what it's like to be a university student preparing for the rich variety of careers in science of engineering. Meet UWA scientists, experience hands-on workships in our labs and see epic demonstrations of science in action. 
  • 16, 17 and 18 January 2018
  • 9am to 4pm daily
  • UWA, Crawley Campus
  • Year 9/10 students (entering Years 10/11 in 2018)
  • $150 per student

For more information and to book your spot please visit  


The West Australian Mandolin Orchestra will hold a 4 day Summer School for players of classical guitar and mandolin. Daily sessions will run from 10am to 4pm during January, 16 to 19 2018. Expression of interest to be lodged by December, 1 2017. For more information, contact or call 9337 4109. 


The January Jump-Start Program is open to students from all WA schools and will be held on the Christ Church Grammar School campus. The program aims to:

  • Teach, revise and reinforce sound Study Skills before the commencement of the new academic year
  • Revise the important components from the 2017 syllabus that are relavant to the new syllabus
  • Offer students a preview of what they can expect in their new courses in 2018

To enrol now or for more information, please visit or phone 9486 1377. 

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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