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TC Newsletter:
Volume 36 - November 17, 2017

From the Headmaster 


On Monday we held an Orientation Day for 2018 Year 7 students. It was a very successful day with many fears about starting secondary school put to rest. I thank Mr David Allen and Mr Anthony Byrne and all the staff involved with the organisation of this day.

That evening we held an Information evening for the parents of these boys and it was wonderful to see the large turnout of parents. The evening was full of information that should make each child’s transition into Secondary school smoother. Special thanks must be extended to the Parent Council who helped serve refreshments for our new parents during the evening.


On Tuesday, Fra Oscar celebrated Mass for our Year 10 students. It was great to see the tremendous involvement of the students. After Mass the parents joined with each other for Morning Tea; I thank Bev Martinez for her work in organising this event. A reminder that parents (especially Dads) are warmly invited to College Masses and year group Masses – dates are published on the Annual calendar.


Parents are warmly invited to the final year 8 Mass for 2017 to be held this Tuesday, 21 November at 9.35am. 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.


Over this last fortnight members of both the College Auxiliary and the Parent Council held their end of year final meetings.  Our community relies on the efforts of these groups of people to help keep the "Trinity spirit" alive and thriving, and I thank them for their efforts over the course of another very busy year.


Next Friday morning, 24 November, we are holding an Academic Assembly for all students in Years 7 – 10 to acknowledge those students who have achieved excellence in their second semester elective courses. This assembly, in the Sports Centre, will commence at 9:35am and conclude at approximately 10:30am. Parents are welcome to attend.


A reminder that in the week commencing, 27 November, the Years 7-9 students finish at 3:05pm on Monday to Thursday.  However, on Friday they will finish at 12:45pm; the normal school buses will be available on all these days. As there is no sport, the Years 7-9 boys will be in normal summer uniform. The Junior School boys finish at 3:00pm each day, except Friday when they will also finish at 12:45pm, again the normal school buses will be running. Please note – the Junior School bus (792) is unable to arrive earlier on Friday.


“What the Royal Commission reveals about the Catholic Church.” Francis Sullivan is the CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council, which was created by the Catholic Church to liaise with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. He will be giving a talk in Gibney Hall on Thursday, 23 November at 7:30pm. Entrance by gold coin donation. All welcome.


As the 2017 school year is slowly drawing to a close, planning has begun for 2018. A reminder that Years 4 – 7 and 12 students start on Wednesday, 31 January and Years 8 – 11 on Thursday, 1 February 2018.


The Parent Council warmly invites all parents to the 2018 Welcome Sundowner, scheduled to run from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, 16 February. It will be held in McCabe Court, near the rowing shed, with beautiful riverside views. The cost is $20 per person and this covers lovely cocktail food. You are asked to bring your own beverages. Bookings can already be made via Further details can be obtained from Beverly Martinez via or phone 9223 8106.


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Upcoming Events


Tuesday, 21 November

  • WACE Written Exams conclude
  • 9:35am Year 8 Mass

Thursday, 23 November

  • TC v GG
  • Year 11 Exams Review Day

Friday, 24 November

  • 8:00am Mass (last morning Mass for the year)
  • TC v GG
  • 8:50am Junior School Thanksgiving Mass
  • 9:35am College Assembly (Academic) 
  • 11:50am Year 10 Advent Liturgy and Assembly
  • 12:45pm Year 10 Classes conclude
  • TOBA Summer Sports Day
  • 6:00pm India Pilgrim Mass

Saturday, 25 November

  • India Pilgrimage Departs
  • Expedition to Nepal departs


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Junior School News 


This week, many of our Year Five boys were involved in trialling a range of woodwind and brass instruments, and the Pipes and Drums. The band programs provide for a fantastic opportunity for the Year 6 boys to be involved in all that the College music can provide.


The Year 4s took part in a cricket carnival with Aquinas on Thursday, 16 November. Lots of parents assisted with coaching on a hot afternoon. Well done to all.


The final sporting fixture of the year will be held next week. It has been a successful year on the sporting field as the boys have shown improvement as the season has progressed. Thank you to all coaches, Mr Thompson for his organisation, parents for your support and the boys for the enthusiastic way they engage in the weekly sporting program.


Every year, the A cricket teams from Guildford and Trinity compete in an extended cricket fixture. Two years ago a shield was made to recognise Simon Katich (’92) and Tom Moody, who have significant connections with the schools. Good luck to the boys who represent Trinity next Thursday on Mann Oval.


On Friday, 25 November, the Junior School will be celebrating their last Mass for the year together. The Thanksgiving Mass will commence at 8:50am. All parents are most welcome and are invited to stay for a cuppa afterwards.


If you haven’t already done so, please mark in your calendar the Junior School Presentation Night on Friday, 1 December. There is an expectation that all boys will attend this evening. Please return the ticketing forms for the evening to Mrs Bush by early next week, so that seats can be allocated. Please note also that the boys will finish school on the Friday at 12:45pm.


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 


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Secondary School News


On Tuesday, 14 November, 10.1 held a sausage sizzle fundraiser during lunch raising in excess of $850. This money will go to St Vincent De Paul who will use the money to help the less fortunate people during the festive season.  A special thank you must go towards the Bonwick Family who through their Mosman Fresh IGA were able to supply sausages and buns for the event. Some more thank you's must go towards the boys in 10.1 who volunteered to give up a lunch time to help with the event as well as Canteen and Maintenance staff. Without the efforts of all these people the event wouldn’t have been as successful as it was. 

Louis Jago


Congratulations to Jeremy Hansen (11.4), who has been selected to represent Western Australia at the National School’s Constitutional Convention in Canberra in March next year. The topic to be discussed is a most timely one given the dual citizenship crisis our parliament is currently facing. 'Section 44: is it still relevant in modern Australia?'

Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities


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

All Year 7 & 9 Parents & Carers are invited to attend the End of Year Function.
  • Saturday, 25 November - 7pm
  • Grand Bar & Bistro
  • Drinks & Food can be purchased on the night
All queries to Carolyn O'Driscoll on 0411 466 446 or, or Nadia Grattoggi on 0438 908 456 or

Thank you for your fantastic response to our upcoming function on Saturday night. It will be a great opportunity to celebrate the end of another school year before we head into a busy holiday period.

We have planned our function to be held in McCabe Court (in front of rowing sheds) but the weather may be against us. It is not forecast to rain but the wind factor may be a big issue as well as possible cooler temperatures. We will decide on Saturday afternoon at 5pm. 

Our alternate venue will be the Staff Lounge, 3rd Floor via the elevators in the Cultural Centre. It will be difficult to contact everyone on Saturday, so if you could all please just check the rowing area first and if we're not there, we will be upstairs.  If that's the case, please don't bring up your chairs as there are plenty in the staff room.

Also, if you are still thinking of attending, it's not too late to RSVP or 0432125066

Rita Roca | Event Organiser


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College News


Expressions of interest are sought for host families for Italian exchange students in 2018. The students arrive at the end of June and live as part of your family for two months, returning to Italy at the end of August. They attend school here at Trinity and are aged between 15 and 17. Once you have hosted a student, you have the first option to send your child on exchange to Italy over the summer holidays. It is a wonderful opportunity for a rewarding intercultural experience. This opportunity is not limited to students studying Italian, but is open to everyone.

The Italian Department is also looking for a host for an Italian assistant in terms two and three. An Italian assistant is an Italian university student that will assist at Trinity for four days each week. These students are aged between 19 and 24, so are independent; however, live as part of your family. You can host for a whole term or half a term. If you have a child studying Italian it is a wonderful opportunity for them to have assistance, in house, for the duration of the assistant’s stay. It is another opportunity for a rewarding cross cultural experience

If you would like more information, please contact Eliza Knapman via phone or email

Eliza Knapman | Italian Teacher

  • The Uniform Shop is open on Tuesdays from 7:30am-4:30pm and Friday from 7:30am-1:30pm
  • The uniform shop last day of trade is Friday, 23 November. Only appointments for new students will run after this date.
  • Please be aware that all students from Year 7 – 12 will need to be wearing the Trinity College white button up dress shirt as of 2018.
  • The cost of the shirt is $35.00 each. As it is a changeover in uniform, the College is offering a special deal of 3 shirts for $90.00 a saving of $15.00.
  • Order online if you don’t have time to come into the shop we can size your son’s shirt, the students can bring the shirts home. The shirts deal is offered as a shirt bundle online. Please remember all online orders need to be collected from the shop.
 Mrs J Mackintosh, Uniform Shop Manager
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

Class of 1957
Carl Carton, Justin Bianchini and Ivan Banks
Kevin Williams, Brian O'Connor, John Hansen and John Millikan

It’s been 60 years since the Class of 1957 walk from the gates of CBC Perth.  The group celebrated this significant occasion with a quick tour of the College before boarding a bus to the Duxton Hotel (which is the old site of the CBC Terrace School).  TC Headmaster, Mr Ivan Banks, joined the gathering and gave an update on the College.

Special mention to Ross Gollan for travelling from Melbourne for the occasion and John Hansen for his tireless work tracking down lost members and bringing the group together.

Thank you to this enthusiastic, delightful bunch of men for most enjoyable afternoon.  


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.


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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Community News 


In just 4 days you can get a taste of what it is really like to be a physicist, microbiologist, biochemist, geologist, engineer and more!

Registrations are now open for The 2017 ConocoPhillips Science Experience with Engineering at Curtin University.

Get hands-on experience with some of the many disciplines of science and engineering at Curtin.  Talk to real scientists and students, and discover their passion in a fun and safe environment. Enjoy participating in workshops, laboratories and “secret activities”, and make friends with like-minded people.  Finally, cap off the four days with the Science Extravaganza Show that your family can attend too!

  • Who: Students in Year 9 during 2017.
  • When: 7, 8, 11 & 12 December 2017
  • Where: Curtin University, Bentley, Perth.
  • Cost: $200. Sponsorship is available from your local Rotary Club.

Applications: see


Day of Lament in response to Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. As people of faith, we invite you to join us in a gathering to lament the silence, acknowledge the pain, express our sorrow, pray for healing and commit to justice


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. 

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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