From the Headmaster
YEAR 8 MASS
On Tuesday, Fra Oscar celebrated Mass for our Year 8 students. It was great to hear the tremendous involvement of the students. After Mass, the parents joined with each other for Morning Tea. I thank Beverly 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.
Today we held an Academic Assembly to acknowledge those students who have achieved Excellence in their second semester elective courses. I congratulate all students on their semester’s work.
JUNIOR SCHOOL PRESENTATION NIGHT
I know that planning is in full swing for the Junior School Presentation Night that will be held next Friday evening. Information regarding the details of the event have been sent to Junior School families.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LAST WEEK OF TERM
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.
I wish to acknowledge that parents have unique needs for boys at home during this busy time leading up to the school holidays, however any absence by a student has implications on his academic program, even the final few days are important. To say that they require ‘no exam feedback’ or they will ‘catch up’, devalues our education process at Trinity College.
Trinity College is a school where holidays are plentiful and the decision to remove a boy from the final few days is disappointing for him, his classmates and our dedicated staff.
I ask for your support in the delivery of the full educational program offered by the College ensuring your son attends school for the entire term.
PLANNING FOR 2018
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. Students will be in full summer uniform with the white shirt.
Next year your fee statement and payment forms will be sent to you electronically. We require a single billing email address for each family. If you have a preference for the email address you would like us to use, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please contact Jeanette at email@example.com or call 9223 8168.
PARENT COUNCIL WELCOME SUNDOWNER 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 https://www.trybooking.com/SMIC Further details can be obtained from Beverly Martinez via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9223 8106.
TERM 4, WEEK 8
Friday, 1 December
- Year 4-9 Classes conclude at 12:45pm
- Junior School Presentation Night
TERM 4, WEEK 9
Monday, 4 December
- Peer Ministers' Training Day
- Junior School Class Excursions
Tuesday, 5 December
- Year 6 Farewell Mass and Lunch
- Junior School Classes Conclude 12:30pm
Friday, 8 December
- Teaching staff conclude
Junior School News
END OF YEAR MASS
Today the Junior School celebrated their last Mass for the year together. Thank you to Mr Bernard Le Tessier for organising a lovely thanksgiving Mass.
The process for selecting the 2018 Prefects is now complete. Congratulations to Isaac Adamos (5W), Evan Alderslade (5W), Lucas Blair (5W), Kobe Browne (5B), Jamie D’Agostino (5B), Sebastian Foti (5G), Rocco Fowler (5G), Quinn Hamilton (5B), Liam McDonnell (5B), Robert Moschilla (5B), William Norman (5G) and Virtue Ta (5W). At the Junior School Presentation Evening, the Head Boy and Deputy Head Boy will be announced, and the 2017 prefects will hand over the role of leadership to the new group of young men. Thank you also to Mr Le Tessier for overseeing the selection process for the 2018 prefects.
KATICH MOODY SHIELD CRICKET GAME
Yesterday the A cricket teams from Guildford and Trinity competeD in the Katich Moody Shield. Congratulations to our boys for the sportsmanship they displayed and for their dominant performance.
GOLDEN HONOUR & TOBA ASSEMBLY
The final Golden Honour and TOBA Assembly for the year took place today. I would like to thank Mr Peter Torre (’89) for his service to the Junior School. The connection between the Old Boys through TOBA has helped to build the strong “Men for Others’” culture that we have at Trinity.
JUNIOR SCHOOL CONCERT NIGHT
If you haven’t already done so, please mark in your calendar the Junior School Concert 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.
YEAR 6 MASS AND FAREWELL LUNCHEON
On Tuesday, 5 December we will celebrate Mass with our Year 6 students and their families. Mass will commence at 10:00am and the luncheon will commence at approximately 11:30am.
It is tradition that class excursions take place on the second last day of the year. This year the Year 4 students are going to Scitech and the Year 5 boys are going to Oasis Supa Golf. As is tradition, the Year 6s are going to Adventure World.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, 1 December
Monday, 4 December
Tuesday, 6 December
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
In the Junior School, it has been a very eventful week. We had a different kind of sport training because the Junior School is packing up for the holidays. Year 11 students have been helping the staff prepare the building. For the Year 6s we had a casual photo for the parents on Wednesday. On Thursday, we had the Katich-Moody Shield, which is where the Year 5/6 A’s cricket team get to take on Guildford. On Friday was our last assembly for the year. It was a Golden Honour and TOBA assembly.
Sachin (6W) and Nick G (6G)
Secondary School News
Following up from the impressive efforts of the Year 7 cohort and the 50,000 steps they climbed to raise funds for non-profit organisation ‘Wheelchair for Kids’ the money has been counted and the figures are in! Well done to all year 7 students for their efforts and contributions to the Step-a-thon! As a group we raised $3837.95! A huge amount that I’m sure will be very much appreciated and going to a great cause.
- 7.1 $448.55
- 7.2 $824.60
- 7.3 $ 827.50
- 7.4 $452.60
- 7.5 $ 606.00
- 7.6 $369.00
- 7.7 $305.00
A special congratulations to Mr Kriszyk and 7.3 for being the highest fundraiser and Mr Bateman and 7.2 at a close second. I am very proud of all the boys for for contributing both physically and financially. A great effort from all involved and I thank you to all those who supported the cause and donated.
Amanda Marocchi | Head of Year 7 | Mathematics Teacher
2017 CHRISTMAS APPEALS
YEAR 7: MERCYCARE BACK TO SCHOOL PACKS
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.
YEAR 8: SHOPFRONT: TOILETRY BAGS FOR GUESTS OF DROP IN CENTRE
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.
YEAR 9 AND YEAR 10: ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS HAMPERS APPEAL
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
Thanks to Rita Rocca and all parents, band and catering who made the Year 10 End of Year Parent/Carer function in the Staff Lounge last Saturday night so successful and enjoyable.”
Thanks also to Anita Miocevich for organising the opportunity for Year 11 Parents to have a drink together on Friday, 3 November at Five Bar.
Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator
- Saturday, 25 November - 7pm
- Grand Bar & Bistro
- Drinks & Food can be purchased on the night
MOVEMBER AT TC
Some of the Heads of Year are growing their moustaches for 30 days, to raise funds for the Movember Foundation, and they need your support. Clint Testa, Dave Allen, Andrew Jenkin and Joel Shinkfield are supporting the Movember Foundation because they’re tackling some of the most significant health issues faced by men. Your donations will help them stop men dying too young. You can donate online at https://mobro.co/13741992?mc=5 and learn about the important work Movember is funding and the impact your donation will have: https://au.movember.com/programs/cause?mc=5
Italian Week was filled with excitement as the students enjoyed a range of activities and immersed themselves into Italian lifestyle for the week. We had special visits from Signora Tati’s father showing of his flashy motorbike skills. An expert Italian pizzeria man came and was certainly a favourite amongst the students. At Trinity students can learn Italian and study the course through Years 7-10 and as an ATAR subject in Years 11-12. Italian week gives a sample to students at some of the awesome opportunities in this subject and what Italian culture is like. Students should strongly consider studying Italian as it provides a fresh perspective of learning and not only enhances an understanding of languages but improves your grammar skills as well. It was a great week with many great highlights which the boys will remember for a long time!
Simon Homsany (10.4)
ITALIAN EXCHANGE AND HOSTING
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 email@example.com
Eliza Knapman | Italian Teacher
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
- If you have made an online order can you please come and collect it before Tuesday, 28 November. The uniform shop is closed Wednesday, 30 November onwards for stocktake.
- The uniform shop will next open on the Tuesday, 23 Wednesday, 24 January 2018 from 7.:30am – 1:30pm only.
- All students in Years 7 – 12 will need to be wearing the new white button up college shirt from day one 2018.
- Any inquiries please call into the shop.
You can view the results from Trinity v Aquinas by clicking here.
The Football Centre is running a soccer clinic at Trinity on the 11th, 12th and 13th of Decemeber for boys between the ages of 6 and 14. Details are included in this flyer for boys who are interested in attending.
Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
CLASS OF 1947 – 70th ANNIVERSARY REUNION
Two members from the Class of 1947 recently celebrated 70 years since leaving CBC Perth. Gerry & Mary Chesson and Julian & Gaynor Clifford met at The Stage Door Restaurant in Mandurah for a wonderful catch-up and relaxed lunch.
|Friday, 1 December||
Class of 1974 - Celebrating 60th Birthday's
If you have any questions regarding upcoming TOBA events, please contact the TOBA office on 9223 8178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Millar | Executive Officer | TOBA
CALLING ALL YEAR 9 SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CURIOUS STUDENTS
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.
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
- Saturday 9 December 3:30pm
- Mc Callum Park, Victoria Park
- Gathering for picnic afternoon tea (byo) 3:30pm
- Liturgy of Lament 4:15pm
- Details at http://www.facebook.com/dayoflament/
JOIN THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY VOLUNTEER FAMILY
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 email@example.com
MASTER MIND AUSTRALIA
Master Mind Australia is offering a Preparation Program in January 2018 to prepare students for term one before the academic year begins. Courses are offered for students Years 7-12 and includes a preparation class for students sitting OLNA in March 2018.
Further details about the offerings can be located at: www.waceplus.com.au
PERTH SUMMER MANDOLIN WORKSHOP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9337 4109.
ENROLMENT FOR ALL 2018 SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS AT HOLY FAMILY PARISH (COMO-KENSIGNTON)
All Catholic children who are eligible to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation in 2018 are requested to enrol for their respective Sacramental Programs by Sunday, 4 Feb 2018.
Enrolment forms can now be obtained by sending an email to the Sacramental Program Coordinator at the following address: email@example.com
Enrolment forms are also available in the Holy Family Church foyer. Completed forms should be placed in a designated box in the church foyer by Sunday, 4 Feb 2018.
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