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TC Newsletter:

Volume 4  February 22, 2019


From the Principal 

2019 Prefects with Deputy Principal Mr Anthony Byrne, Principal Mr Darren O'Neill and Head of Year Mr Kenny Chan

On Tuesday morning, 19 February, the College gathered for the Prefects' Investiture Assembly. This afforded us with an opportunity to commission and formally welcome our Prefects for 2019 – to acknowledge their leadership and thank them for their generous service to our College.

In a most sincere and reflective ceremony, Mr Anthony Byrne (Deputy Principal) and Mr Kenny Chan (Head of Year 12) delivered citations on each of our sixteen College Prefects.

What was particularly striking was the long list of achievements, commitments and service that each of these young leaders had already achieved, both within our school community and beyond. Further to this, we were able to share in their aspirations for their own futures and their appreciation and hopes for Trinity College. It was wonderfully humbling to hear about their journey and a real honour to present each of them with their Prefect tie and badge.

As part of my address, I challenged every student to examine their own sense of personal leadership. In focusing on student leadership and the role of the Prefects, I chose to highlight some particular characteristics of leadership and have included some excerpts below;

"…While this morning I wish to speak about the specifics of Student Leadership and make particular reference to our 2019 Prefect group, I would challenge all students to listen carefully and analyse your own sense of personal leadership. Leadership is about influencing others and making a positive difference through your example. Leadership is about action and the impression that our actions leave on other people. Importantly, leadership is about each and every one of us as people.

The first characteristic of leadership that I wish to highlight is that of Personal Example. I am referring to the personal example you set as leaders, as Prefects within the College. The example you set for others is vital. In many ways, it can set the tone for a school and can establish a culture whereby participation, commitment and support are the expected norm and such commitment is celebrated as the mark of being a young man at Trinity. Your example can, and will, influence others. Be confident in the knowledge that your good example will influence others in a most positive way.

The second characteristic of leadership that I wish to refer to is that of Integrity. Integrity refers to the extent to which your actions match your words, and the extent to which your actions match your values. Put simply, it is about being true to yourself. You have earned the position as a student leader because of your skills, personality, past performance, your approach to others and your character. Be true to your own values, the values of your family and those of your school and do not deviate from these.

I also want to highlight the need for student leaders, in fact, all of us, to have Courage in our leadership. Effective leadership at any level involves some courage and this is particularly true in respect to your role as student leaders. Your willingness to step forward has already required some courage and now, having assumed the role as a Prefect, the courage to lead amongst your peers will be necessary. I say this because, showing the way, being authentic, staying true to your values and supporting your school can sometimes require you to stand up against the prevailing behaviour or attitudes of others around you. At times, you may be asked to challenge situations or make a stand for others because it is the right thing to do! Having integrity, staying true to your values and being an example for others does require courage and strength of character and I congratulate you all for this.

And one final characteristic of leadership that I wish to touch on is the notion that Leadership is about Service. Leadership is less about what you receive and more of what you can give. Leadership is about service to friends, to peers, to all students, to the Staff and to your school in general. It is in humbly serving others that leaders receive much in return and it will be in humbly continuing your service to your school that you will grow…

Of course, leadership is about much more than these particular characteristics, but our special Assembly allowed us all to reflect more deeply about authentic leadership. This was emphasised further by Head Prefect, Simon Homsany who gave a wonderfully personal and passionate address about the privilege of formal leadership and his aspiration for all Trinity students to be ‘Men for Others’. There is no doubt that our 2019 Prefect group are a real example of this. I pray that their leadership and example can continue to grow our Trinity College community.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Live Jesus in our hearts

Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal


College Events

SWIMMING CARNIVALS 

During the week we have enjoyed the swimming carnivals conducted for students in Years 410. Thanks to staff and parents whose hard work ensured the success of these carnivals. It was good to see a number of parents in attendance, and we take this opportunity to remind parents that you are welcome at all College activities. Thank you for your support.

PARENT COUNCIL WELCOME SUNDOWNER 2019

Tonight, the Parent Council is hosting their Sundowner. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to meet other families from the College and is always well attended. Please make the effort to be at the College for this important function. If you have not pre-booked a ticket, limited sales will be available at the door. This event will be held in McCabe Court, adjacent to the Rowing Shed near the river, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. 

The cost is $25 per person and this covers cocktail food served throughout the evening. The event is BYO drinks please. To read the flyer, click here. Further details can be obtained from Mrs Beverly Martinez via martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au or phone 9223 8106. 

WHOLE YEAR MASS

Parents are warmly invited to their son's whole year Mass. These Masses will be taking place in Gibney Hall, while the Chapel is being refurbished. Each Mass will be followed by morning tea in the foyer, provided by the College Auxiliary. The dates and times for the upcoming Year 10 and Year 11 Masses are as follows: 

  • Year 10 Mass: Tuesday, 26 February at 9:35am
  • Year 11 Mass: Tuesday, 5 March at 9:35am 

RSVPs to Beverly Martinez on martinez.beverly@trinity.wa.edu.au or phone 9223 8106.

PARENT COUNCIL BALL

The Parent Council Ball will be held on Saturday, 27 April 2018. This is the night after the Year 12 Ball. This is a wonderful opportunity for current Trinity Parents to celebrate together. This event is open to the entire school community and is not targeted towards any particular year group. Arrangements for the sale of tickets are still being confirmed and will be published in the TC Newsletter in coming weeks. However, tickets always sell out quickly, therefore, you may wish to start to put your table of 10 ‘current Trinity Parents’ together, so that you are ready to purchase your tickets on the allocated day. It should be a great evening.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BREAKFAST - THURSDAY, 7 MARCH

On Thursday, 7 March, Trinity College will be hosting an inaugural International Women's Day Breakfast. Our aim is to recognise and celebrate the many achievements of the women in and around our community as well as educating and empowering the young men of Trinity College to help forge a more gender-balanced world. The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive, and we want the young men of Trinity College to recognise this. We also want them to celebrate the women in their lives! Event details are as follows: 

  • Thursday, 7 March
  • 7:00-8:15am
  • McCabe Court, Trinity College (near the Uniform Shop)
  • Bookings essential; Tickets are free and this includes a light breakfast, tea and coffee

This is a free, ticketed event - bookings essential for both parents and students who wish to attend. RSVP by 3 March 2019 via: www.trybooking.com/BAXYT  

At the breakfast, we will hear from two guest speakers: Amanda Cox and Chris Sutherland ('81)

Amanda Cox, CFO and General Manager, West Coast Eagles Football Club: Amanda was elevated to the executive team more than 10 years ago, as the youngest and first female to hold an executive position in the club's history and she was also the first female CFO within the wider AFL industry. Amanda is leading change for women in the industry and advocates strongly for equality, diversity and inclusion. Her recent achievements include playing a role on the team negotiating the Football User Agreement to play at the new Perth Stadium, the most significant agreement negotiated in the club's history. She has also been nominated for the WA Business News 40 under 40 awards. 

Chris Sutherland ('81), Managing Director, Programmed: Chris was appointed Managing Director in January 2008 after its merger with Integrated Group in 2007, where Chris had been CEO since February 2006. Earlier in his career, he was an Executive Director of Asset Services for WorleyParsons, as well as having a number of engineering/management roles at Clough Engineering. He is an experienced executive who has held senior management positions in various engineering, maintenance and contracting businesses. Chris is also Chair of a Perth-based group CEOs for Gender Equity. In November 2017, Chris was awarded the Australian Human Resources Institute CEO Diversity Champion Award (AHRI). 

To read the event flyer, click here

ALL WELCOME TO TRINITY COLLEGE ROWING REGATTA

All families, Old Boys and friends of Trinity are invited to attend this year's Trinty College Regatta. To celebrate the 125th year of the College and the 50th year of competing in the Head of the River, the Trinity College Regatta will be held on the banks of the Swan in East Perth. The racing will take place between the Windan and Matagarup Bridges, in front of Optus Stadium. 

  • Saturday, 9 March
  • 8:30am-11:30am
  • Racing takes place in front of Optus Stadium
  • Parking at Gloucester Park (300m walk from there)
  • Presentations take place back at the Trinity College Boatshed
TRINITY COLLEGE TUITION FEE RAFFLE

Each year the Parent Council donate significant amounts of money generated from past Raffles towards the College. 

Net proceeds from the Raffle will be donated by the Parent Council towards the refurbishment of the Chapel. 

The Parent Council warmly invite the TC community to participate now in the 2019 Tuition Fee Raffle. The Promotion Period for the 2019 TC Tuition Raffle: 

  • Raffle began: Tuesday, 12 February at 12:00pm AWST
  • Final ticket sales close on Friday, 5 April 2019 at 11:59pm AWST (unless sold out prior to this time).

The Draw will be held at Trinity College on Monday, 8 April 2019 at 12:00pm. 

Terms and Conditions are available on the Trinity College website – click here. The Permit Holder Mr Michael Burgess, College Bursar. The Permit number is: A183200842. 

The TryBooking Address for purchasing Raffle tickets is: www.trybooking.com/BAMEQ 

Tickets are $50; there is a limited amount of tickets. The winner will be notified and their name published in the Trinity College newsletter on Friday, 12 April 2019The flyer is hereBest of luck to all parents and carers who will participate in the draw! 

Mrs Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator 

APPLICATIONS FOR TRINITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS 2020 NOW OPEN

Applications are invited for Trinity College Scholarships and Bursaries for 2020. To find out more and to access the application forms, please visit the Trinity College website: click hereApplications close at 4:00pm on Friday, 15 March 2019. Examination date is Saturday, 30 March 2019 (Academic only). Please return completed application forms to the Registrar at registrar@trinity.wa.edu.au. 

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College Calendar

TERM 1, WEEK 4

Monday, 25 February

  • 3:20pm Mission & Identity Council Meeting
  • 6:00pm Year 10 Information Evening
  • 7:30pm Year 11 Information Evening

Tuesday, 26 February

  • 9:30am Year 10 Mass 
  • 9:35am Year 11 Peer Ministers meet Year 8 Quest students
  • 6:00pm Quads Swimming Carnival 

Thursday, 28 February

  • TC Bye

Friday, 1 March

  • 8:00am Mass
  • PSA Bye 

Sunday, 3 March

  • Year 8 Quest Retreat

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Junior School News

HOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL 
Tyson Cass (Year 4 Champion), Henry Clarey (Year 4 Runner-up), Finlay Jennings (Year 4 Endeavour)
Bailey Minderman (Year 5 Champion), Max Radica and Joel Brouwer (Year 5 Runner-ups), Marco Sertorio (Year 5 Endeavour)
Hudson Mott (Year 6 Champion), Felix Cooper (Year 6 Runner-up) and Jack Clarey (Year 6 Endeavour)

The House Swimming Carnival was a very enjoyable and successful event. Special thanks to Mr Thompson for his preparation and planning and also to the staff, parents and students (in particular the House Captains and Vice Captains) who assisted on the day. It is pleasing to see the way the boys have progressed in their swimming capability from Year 4 through to Year 6, due largely to the aquatics program the school provides.

Congratulations to the following boys who received awards:

Year 4
Champion – Tyson Cass
Runner-up – Henry Clarey
Endeavour – Finlay Jennings
Year 5
Champion – Bailey Minderman
Runner-up – Joel Brouwer and Max Radica
Endeavour – Marco Sertorio
Year 6
Champion – Hudson Mott
Runner-up – Felix Cooper
Endeavour – Jack Clarey

Congratulations to the winning House – Xavier, followed by Queens, Chanel and Campion.

PARENT INFORMATION EVENING 

Thank you to parents who attended the Parent Information Evening on Wednesday. There was a lot of information presented on the evening, which will be followed up with email communication. Any parents who were unable to attend, please read through carefully the information that was handed out on the night. 

PARENTS INVITED – GUEST SPEAKER ON 20 MARCH 

During Wednesday night’s information meeting, I spoke about an upcoming speaker for Junior School parents: Laura Allison. Currently employed as the Coordinator of the Psychology Team for Catholic Education WA, Laura has worked across the Government, Catholic and Independent sectors and has been the Director of Wellbeing in two schools. Laura has particular expertise relating to mental illness prevention and wellbeing promotion and was honoured to be the recipient of the 2015 WA School Psychologist of the Year Award.

In 2019, Trinity College Junior School has engaged with RULER, an evidence-based approach to teaching social and emotional intelligence. In this workshop, Laura will provide an overview of the RULER model and expand on practices that parents can adopt to cultivate social and emotional intelligence, both personally and while parenting. I encourage you to place this in your diary:

  • Wednesday, 20 March
  • Arrive at 5:30pm for a 5:45pm start
  • Braham Auditorium
  • There is no cost to parents for this evening
SUMMER SPORT TRAINING

While Summer Sports fixtures for boys in Years 5 and 6 have begun, next week is the first opportunity for Tuesday morning training. Training begins at 8:00am and it is very important the boys attend training each week to assist them to develop the skills required for their game and to participate as a team.

PARENT LIAISON MEETING

Parent Liaison meetings are a forum where information relating to the Junior School can be disseminated and discussed. They will take place once a term. The first Parent Liaison Meeting for the year will take place on Wednesday, 27 February in the College Board Room commencing at 2:30pm. During the meeting, Mr Andrew Hayes will be discussing the new Parent Resources page on the College website. All parents are welcome to attend.

DATES TO REMEMBER 

Tuesday, 26 February
  • Year 5/6 Sports training commencing at 8:00am
Wednesday, 27 February
  • Parent Liaison Meeting in the Board Room at 2:30pml
Thursday, 28 February
  • Sports Bye (Summer Sports Training)
Friday, 1 March
  • Assembly commencing at 2:40pm 


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

PREFECTS' CORNER

Week 3 started with great anticipation. Monday saw the boys showing a range of emotions, from all-around excitement to nervousness for Tuesday’s Swimming Carnival. On the big day, the boys gave it their all in the pool, and there was cheer in victory, disappointment in loss, but the encouragement of mates, teachers, friends and family made it feel very special for everyone. The Junior School Parent Information Evening 2019 was a great success. Thank you to all the teachers involved and to all the parents who attended.

On Thursday, we had our sports fixtures against Hale in the scorching sun. They fought strong, but we stood our ground. We gave it our best and by the end of the day we shook hands, congratulating each other with good sportsmanship, always showing our strong blue and green colours.

How exciting for the Year 6 Boys to get their Leavers Jacket this year, just in time before the cooler weather sets in. Measurements for the jackets commenced today. If you haven’t already been measured up, then head to the library on Monday, 25 February at 8:00am.

It has been a busy week and we look forward to another great week ahead.

By Aarav Bhandari (6W) and Oliver Nguyen (6B) 

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Secondary School News

YEAR 10 SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Commencing on Monday, 18 February, 38 Year 10 students began an 8-week afterschool course coordinated by staff from Alpha Motivation. The course is aimed to build on the leadership skills students attained last year, through roles such as being a Becoming Men leader, Duke of Edinburgh Award participant, Well-Being committee member and PCG Student Councillor. Interested students new to the College and those with a renewed desire to pursue leadership were also able to apply to participate in this value-added educational course.

The interactive program, with optional online support, teaches modern ‘life skills’ to assist students in maintaining the motivation to succeed and strategies to deal with distractions around them, such as social media. The program concludes with a conference in Term 1 school holidays, where they will network with young mentors successful in their chosen fields as well as like-minded students from around the state.

Thanks to the College for providing such an opportunity for the Class of 2021 and I know the group is excited for the journey ahead and the positive difference they can make as upcoming leaders of our community.

Mr Andrew Jenkin | Head of Year 10 

YEAR 7 PARENT INFORMATION EVENING PRESENTATION

Earlier this week, the Year 7 Parent Information Evening was held. This provided important information to ensure a successful year.  A copy of the powerpoint from the evening can be obtained via this link

Mr Clint Testa | Head of Year 7

HUMANITIES NEWS - SYDNEY/CANBERRA TOUR INFORMATION 2019

The itinerary is just about completed for the October Australian Icons Humanities Tour, which is open to Year 10 and 11 students. We have 23 students confirmed for the tour so far. We will have a minimum of three staff travel with the group to ensure that adequate supervision is provided at all times. 

The remaining payment schedule for parents and the proposed itinerary as it stands are detailed in the document, available at this link. Please note, there may be changes to the itinerary at this stage. Payments can be made through the online store. We look forward to an exciting and interesting Australian Icons Humanities Tour 2019. 

Mr Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities

DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE AWARD
Year 9 students make sandwiches for disadvantaged school children as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
Biork Alia (9.7) is participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Hello, I am Biork Alia (9.7) and I am participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. For the Skill component, I am attempting Chess. For the Physical Recreation component, I am doing rowing in summer and soccer in winter. For the Service component, I am spending time with a friend of our family with multiple sclerosis. I decided to partake in the Bronze Award as I really wanted to be urged to attempt new activities to help myself and others that I wouldn’t normally do. The sandwich-making the Duke of Edinburgh participants did this week is no exception (see photo above)! I was lucky enough to be part of the team that actually made the sandwiches, and it was a lot of fun to spread the jam and butter on the loaves (never mind the mess we all made!). It also feels great that these sandwiches will be used to feed school children less privileged than us, and who may not have had lunch all day.  

TCEC EXCURSION
Jake Hickey of Instant Waste Management with TCEC members

On a per capita basis, Western Australia produces the most waste in the nation and recycles the least! This set the Trinity College Environmental Committee (TCEC) on a waste management investigation mission! 

On Wednesday, TCEC members visited the Instant Waste Management materials recovery site in Bayswater. Led by Ms Marocchi and Ms Mackenzie, the group obtained a comprehensive insight into how Instant Waste Management is significantly contributing to the WA’s waste reduction targets.

The Material Recovery Facility (MRF), is designed and owned by TC Old Boy Sam Mangione and is capable of treating over 200,000 tonnes of waste per year; extracting valued recyclable materials such as sand, wood, metals, brick, light materials and concrete. Over half a kilometre of linked conveyors and screens systematically separate materials, which are then sorted for recycling opportunities.

Instant Waste Management’s policy is based on the concept of identifying opportunities for converting waste rather than disposing it and is a beacon of innovation in the waste industry.

The tour provided a detailed understanding of the recovery and recycling of resources from waste. It was an enjoyable and insightful experience. TCEC hopes to find more ways to recycle at Trinity College in the near future! Thank you Instant Waste!

Following the excursion, Mr Jake Hickey, State Resource Development Manager, Instant Waste Management, sent a letter to say what a pleasure it was to have the Trinity College students attend the facility. "The students were polite and asked pertinent questions, some of which TAFE or University architectural students would not have articulated quite so well," he said. "It was refreshing for me (as a waste educator for nearly seven years) to meet such an environmentally aware committee...I do hope these young students grow into the decision makers of the future." 

Stephen Franse (9.3) and Luca Gosatti (9.7)

GREENBATCH PLASTIC RECYCLING AT TRINITY COLLEGE
TCEC purple bin for recycling your PET #1 plastic
Examples of PET #1 plastic which you can recycle at Trinity College in our TCEC purple bins

A reminder to the Trinity College community that Greenbatch Recycling is continuing this year. In conjunction with not-for-profit company Greenbatch, TCEC and the College community are invited to collect all PET #1 plastics and drop them off at school in one of the TCEC Purple Bins. PET #1 plastic is used to make bottles for water, soft drinks, fruit juice, household products, toiletries, biscuit trays and fruit punnets. Bottles which can be recycled from the Canteen are also clearly marked. All of these items can be recycled through our purple bins. For families new to the College, the bottles will be recycled at Western Australia’s first plastic reprocessing plant and made into filament for 3D printers which we will receive back. This process prevents plastic we think is being recycled being sold to other countries or simply ending up in landfill or in our rivers and oceans. This initiative is driven by our student group TCEC – Trinity College Environmental Committee. The four purple bins are situated around the College, including the Junior School and the drop-off umbrella area.

COLLEGE LIBRARY

The College Library is set for the new academic year. Middle School Classes have commenced their reading classes as part of the College English Programme – every Middle School student attends the library once a fortnight with their English teacher for reading sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to allow the boys to read novels for pleasure which in turn helps with success across the curriculum and especially with writing and vocabulary. The College Library is open for students before school (from 7:45am); during lunchtime (12:45pm–1:15pm) and after school (to 3:45pm). Students can also access the printer and photocopier at recess Monday to Thursday. Students are allowed to borrow up to 4 items from the Library at any one time. We are all looking forward to a positive year in the Library.

Ms Alison Mackenzie | Head of Library Services

ITALIAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2019

We are currently looking for host families for Italian exchange students from the end of June 2019 for a two month period. The student will live as part of your family and attend Trinity College. Once you have hosted, your son will have the first option to go to Italy on exchange. Students do not have to have their own room; in fact, many have shared rooms over the years. This cross-cultural opportunity gives your family the opportunity to become a tourist in your own city, seeing it through the eyes of someone else and an opportunity to make connections with someone from the other side of the world. If you are interested in hosting an exchange student, now or in the future, please contact Ms Eliza Knapman by email: knapman.eliza@trinity.wa.edu.au.

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College News

ROAD CLOSURES

On the Trinity College website under Current Students, we have created a page to notify the College community of any road closures in the area. Click here to go to the Road Closures page, which currently details road closures on Wednesday afternoon, 27 February due to a concert at Optus Stadium. Please visit the webpage for further details. 

CASHLESS CANTEEN 

The Trinity College Canteen is 'cashless' as of Term 1, 2019. Please ensure that your son's student card is loaded with funds at least three days before being used at the Canteen. For more information, including how to load funds onto the student card simply and conveniently online, please visit the Canteen page of the website, located under Current Students (top left), or simply click here. Re-charging online will incur a small fee each time funds are added to the card.

As an added service for all members of our community, funds can also be loaded on to student cards at Student Services without incurring a fee. Simply take the cash and student card to Student Services and the very helpful Student Services Officers will load the money on to the card. This money will appear in the student account immediately.

It is hoped that this new cashless system will speed up the serving process in the Canteen, allowing our students more time to relax and interact with their friends at Recess and Lunchtime. 

NEW PARENT RESOURCE PAGE ON TC WEBSITE

The Trinity College website has a new Resources for Parents page. This provides parents with resources to assist in the teaching and learning journey of their child. To view the page, click here.

Mr Andrew Hayes | Director of Teaching and Learning  

DONATIONS, MATERIALS AND SERVICES REQUEST FOR YEAR 12 BALL

The Year 12 Student Ball, themed 'Yule Ball' from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, is taking place on Friday, 26 April. History has shown us that the Trinity College Student and Parent Balls have proven to be the most sought-after tickets in Perth! This year the demand will be even greater, due to the most wonderful and talented Year 12 Parent cohort, who have been diligently working together since September last year, to help prepare the most breathtakingly magical spectacle for our sons to experience and fondly reminisce about, for years to come. 

Unfortunately, the parents cannot accomplish this without the generosity of the Trinity College community. 

Donations of materials or services are being sought-after by the group. If you can't help with either of these, a donation of money or vouchers will be gratefully accepted, so the Coordinators can purchase what is required.  

Below is a list of materials requested by the Area Coordinators. 

  • Large sheets of cardboard
  • Timber – 2.4m long
  • 2 x 3L Container of craft glue
  • Artificial snow
  • Standing lanterns
  • Christmas trees
  • Smoke machine (hot ice)
  • Artificial or real foliage for making garlands
  • White or pale grey carpet – 1m x 2m
  • Rolls of artificial grass
  • Old gazebo or market umbrella – large
  • Batting or fluffy white insulation
  • Masking tape – 51g
  • Fairy lights
  • Old suitcases

If you can help with any of the above or with a small donation of money or vouchers, please contact Rita Rocca by email: rocca5@hotmail.com or 0432 125 066

Below is the current sponsor list for the TC Student Ball. These TC families have made generous contributions and we ask that you consider their businesses if you are in need of their products or services. 

  • Auto One, Wanneroo – Reader Family
  • Cameleon Paints, Wangara – Sanfilippo Family
  • GCS Integrated Services PL – Biundo Family
  • Inglewood Products Group – Gosatti Family
  • Spoilt Photo Booths – Dancewicz Family
  • Underraps – Owens Family
  • Ascot Signs  Bottega Family
RECORDING ABSENTEE STUDENTS AT TRINITY COLLEGE

When a Trinity College student will be absent, can parents please phone the Absentee Line on 9223 8186 or email absentee@trinity.wa.edu.au before 8:30am on the day of absence and provide the following details:
• Student’s name
• PCG
• Brief reason for absence
• Time of absence (for example, whole day, part day, multiple days)
• Name of the person calling or emailing

The Absentee Line is open 24 hours every day so that parents can leave messages at any time. Please be aware that the message should be brief as this will be entered into Trinity College records. 

UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS

The Uniform Shop trading hours are as follows: 

  • Tuesday: 7:30am–4:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30am–1:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: The correct Trinity College uniform must be worn. Please be careful when buying second-hand uniforms from other sources to ensure that these are in the current style. If you would like to know more about the correct Trinity College uniform, please click on the Online Store link at the bottom of the Uniform Shop page of our website, which shows photos of each uniform item. Alternatively, the Uniform Shop staff would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. If you would like to sell your good quality, second-hand uniforms to the Uniform Shop, you are most welcome to drop them in to be reviewed. 

2019 SCHOOL ALLOWANCES - SECONDARY ASSISTANCE SCHEME

The State Government, through the Department of Education, provides financial support to eligible parents through the Secondary Assistance Scheme. Eligible parents/guardians are those with students enrolled in Years 7 to 12 in the year 2019 studying a full-time Secondary course at a Western Australian non-government school.

The Secondary Assistance Scheme consists of two allowances:
1. $235 education program allowance (payment is made to the school); and
2. $115 clothing allowance (payment made to the parent/guardian)

There some exceptions that can be reviewed at the time of application. Please enquire at Reception for application forms, which are due back to Reception by 29 March 2019. 

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Sport

YEAR 10 PCG SWIMMING CARNIVAL
10.7 Pastoral Care Group victorious at the Year 10 Swimming Carnival on Monday

Earlier this week on Monday, 18 February, the Year 10 cohort contested their final PCG Swimming Carnival. Fortunate to be competing in perfect conditions from late morning, all Year 10 students are to be applauded for committing to performing their best for the benefit of their PCG in the participation-driven event.

As has been the case since the year group was in Year 7, at stake was the Class of 2021 Perpetual Trophy, and the carnival consisted of the usual ebbs and flows on the results sheet. When the final race, the A division medley relay was completed, few people could predict who had won, especially as two PCG’s were playing their ‘joker’ and doubling their possible points scored.

Upon announcement as Year 10 PCG Swimming Champions, 10.7 were overjoyed in their celebration and are to be congratulated on winning the event for the first time since Year 7. It was a great team effort from all boys involved and their support for their peers on the day matched the excellent level they were demonstrating in the water. PCG’s 10.8, 10.2 and 10.4 are to be commended on finishing in the 2nd to 4th positions respectively.

Highlights of the morning included elite swims from Brendan Best, (10.2) Julian Leone (10.8) and Kurt Arthur (10.2) as well as the introduction of the 4 x 50m Board Race relay and 4 x 25m Pool Noodle tow relay that proved very popular and enjoyed by all participants. Special mention is to be made of the 13 new members of the cohort who all shone in their first pastoral carnival where their selfless attitudes have already made them an asset to their new Pastoral Care Groups.

During presentations, the following boys were also announced as winners of the TC Spirit Award for showing great character and selflessness when representing their PCG throughout the Carnival:

  • Gavin Ryan (10.1)
  • Ben Tucker (10.2)
  • Ryan Eskrine (10.3)
  • Zach Dancewicz (10.4)
  • Cooper Paul West (10.5)
  • Patrick Keenan (10.6)
  • Callum Lee (10.7)
  • Domenico Germano (10.8)

I would like to thank Miss Adelaide Garland, Mr Dion Mepham, Mr Peter Oliver and the Year 10 PCG teachers for their efforts in preparation prior to and during the Carnival. Acknowledgements also to the impressive number of parents who came to support the boys - it made the atmosphere during the event even better on top of the fabulous student cheering. 

Mr Andrew Jenkin | Head of Year 10  

RESULTS, FIXTURES AND CODE OF CONDUCT IN PSA SPORT

Click here for the results against Scotch College last week. 

Click here for fixtures with Hale School today and tomorrow. 

Click here to read the Code of Conduct in PSA Sport. 

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Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association

TOBA 2019 ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

This year, TOBA is offering an annual sponsorship (this is the ONLY time sponsorship will be sought in 2019).

TOBA sponsorship is a wonderful way to promote your business within the TC and wider community and will also assist with TOBA bursaries to provide opportunities for boys to attend Trinity College who, due to financial constraints, would not otherwise be able to enjoy a TC education.

Please click here to read more about the TOBA 2019 Sponsorship opportunities. For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Diane in the TOBA Office on 9223 8132 or millar.diane@trinity.wa.edu.au

TRINITY–TERRACE CHARGE OF THE 125TH

Let the CHARGE begin!

Gates are open and tickets are on sale: CLICK HERE

There are limited places available for this event so don't miss out! Charge to the front and secure your tickets to guarantee your place at the reunion to surpass all others. 

  • DATE: Saturday, 16 March 2019
  • TIME: 6:00pm
  • COST: $165.30* (includes three course meal & premium drinks package)

*To assist our YOB's (Young Old Boys) not long out of school, the Classes of 2014–2018 will receive discounted tickets by contacting the Event Organiser via the TryBooking payment link. 

Click here to read the flyer.  

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Celebrating 125 Years

This year, Trinity College, formerly Christian Brothers College (CBC) Perth, is celebrating our 125th Anniversary – 125 wonderful and proud years of upholding traditions, providing a holistic quality Catholic education and empowering students to become Men for Others. To celebrate this milestone, we are reaching out to members of our community who have had a positive impact on the College over the years – either as a student, staff member, parent or friend – to tell their story and share their memories of CBC Perth and Trinity College. 

Today, we share a reflection from Bob Shields ('64), a legendary Trinity sportsman. To read his story, click here.  

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Community News

BEFORE SCHOOL SPECIALISED HOT SHOT TENNIS COACHING @ TRINITY COLLEGE 

Commences Friday, 15 February 7.45-8.30am (9yrs-12yrs) 8 week program. The enrolment form with more information is here. To enquire or enrol your child please contact Brendan on fremantletopspintennis@gmail.com or call 0401 565 051.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BREAKFAST AT MERCEDES COLLEGE 

Mercedes College is hosting an International Women's Day Breakfast on Friday, 8 March. To read the flyer, please click here. For more information, contact Jackie on 9323 1323 or email jstacey@mercedes.wa.edu.au. Bookings close on 6 March. 

RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA - PARENTS COURSES IN MARCH 2019

Please click here to read the flyer and details on Parenting courses in March 2019, run by Relationships Australia. 

PERTH'S PAWSOME WALK - DOGS FOR DIABETES AT TRINITY COLLEGE
Registrations are now open for the Dogs for Diabetes event on Sunday, 7 April at Trinity College. Only $25 per dog, humans free! Tell your furry friends and come join in the 5km walk around the Swan River. Soak up the atmosphere in the village, full of market stalls, kids activities, epic dog agility course, bouncy castles, food trucks and loads more! The village opens at 8:30am and the walk kicks off at 9:30am. Come along and help raise funds to support the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre. Click here to read the flyer. 
 
MASTER CLASSES TERM 1

Mastermind Australia is providing small-group seminars for senior school students with a focus on ATAR Learning Areas of Chemistry, Physics, Maths, English, Literature, Geography, Human Biology, Economics and Psychology. The flyer for senior students (Years 10-12), with information and how to enrol is here

The program for middle school secondary students focuses on the Learning Areas English and Mathematics. The objective of this program is to give students ongoing academic support which will reinforce and consolidate the skills and processes learned during the week at school. It aims to prepare them for success in school-based assessments and final ATAR examinations. The flyer for middle school students (Year 7-9), with information and how to enrol is here

These seminars will take place at Christ Church Grammar School. Students may enrol in these classes at any time during the term and pay pro rata. For enquiries, please call 9486 1377.

MAWA MATHEMATICS EXPO
  • Place: Astral 2, Crown Convention Centre, Perth
  • Sunday, 31 March
  • 9am–4pm 

The MAWA Mathematics Expo is a free event for families that aims to provide support to parents and students with mathematics and learning at home. 

It will be a fun, interactive day with opportunities to see a variety of resources that make learning fun and there are prizes to be won! Please contact the MAWA office with any questions: sales@mawainc.org.au or call 9345 0388

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