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TC Newsletter:
Volume 4 - February 23, 2018


From the Headmaster 

PARENT COUNCIL SUNDOWNER

Under a gentle summer’s breeze the Parent Council Sundowner was held last Friday night and it was a huge success. A large number of parents gathered together to watch the ‘sun go down’.  This event gave parents from different year groups the opportunity to catch up with other parents and make new acquaintances that will last for many years to come. I congratulate the Parent Council on their clever idea of having “numbered balloons” indicating where different year groups were congregating it certainly gave the new faces an idea of where to head.

This event was also a chance for the Parent Council and the staff that attended to get to know the wider College community. Thanks to the Parent Council for the effort they put into making this Sundowner a wonderful way to build our community.

KEEPING SAFE: CHILD PROTECTION CURRICULUM 

Last Friday our staff were engaged in a full day Professional Development opportunity on the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) This is a child safety program for children and young people from age 3 through to Year 12.

The KS:CPC is mandated by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia and is taught by teachers who have completed the full day KS:CPC training course. It is a world-class, evidence-based child safety program that is used by a range of other Australian and international schools.

NEW BLOG POST - BOYS AND BULLYING

In a recent survey organised by the WA's Children’s Commissioner, about 50,000 children reported feeling unsafe in WA schools because they were afraid of being hurt or bullied.

In this week's edition of The Journey, one mum shares her concern as well as tips from experts on how to discuss bullying with your son: http://ow.ly/NgGU30ixLrY

L-R: Samuel Moffatt ('17) and Nicholas Ellison ('17)
SCHOLARSHIP CONGRATULATIONS

The College would like to congratulate two 2017 graduates on receiving prestigious University scholarships. Former Head Boy, Nicholas Ellison ('17) was awarded a Fogarty Foundation Scholarship from UWA and Samuel Moffatt ('17) was awarded a John Curtin Scholarship from Curtin University. 

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY 

The College has received a number of reports about our students not crossing roads via the traffic lights both near the College and in Central Perth or the footbridge (Adelaide Terrace). I ask all parents to talk to their son about the importance of safety on the roads and the need to use the lights to cross the roads.

YEAR 11 MASS 

It was great to have a number of parents join us for last Tuesday’s Year 11 Mass, with many staying on for a “cuppa” afterwards.  I thank the College Auxiliary and Beverly Martinez for assisting with this Morning Tea.

YEAR 10 MASS 

Year 10 parents are warmly invited to the Year 10 Mass, that is being held on Tuesday, 27 February in the Chapel at 9:35am, followed by Morning Tea in Gibney Hall Foyer provided by the College Auxiliary.

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

TC TUITION FEE RAFFLE 

The Parent Council is again conducting their “Fee Raffle”, where you will have the opportunity to have your Trinity College Tuition Fees paid for one year.  Tickets are available via https://www.trybooking.com/TAZY  and will be close at 11:59pm on Friday, 6 April 2018 (unless sold prior), and will be drawn and noon on Monday, 9 April 2018 – Good luck to all that enter.

This is seen as both a fundraiser for the Parent Council, who provide a number of important activities and events for our students and parents, but also a way that one lucky Trinity family can have their school fees covered.  Please support their efforts.

PARENT COUNCIL BALL

This Ball, to be held on Saturday, 28 April 2018, which is the night after the Year 12 ball, is an opportunity for current Trinity Parents to celebrate together. This event is open to the entire school community and is not targeted towards any one, year group. Arrangements for the sale of tickets are still being confirmed and will be published in the newsletter as soon as possible. However, I can guarantee that tickets will 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.

OLD TRINITY SHIRTS 

As parents are aware the old Trinity shirt can no longer be worn at the school; only the white shirt is permissible.  In order to ‘reuse’ the old shirts the College is hoping to collect these and send them through to a school in East Timor.  If you have any of the old shirts that you wish to donate please drop them into the College reception. We will run this appeal through to the end of Term One.

 

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Upcoming Events

 
TERM 1, WEEK 5

Tuesday, 27 February

  • 9:35am Year 10 Mass
  • 9:35am Year 11 Peer Ministers meet Year 8 Quest students

Thursday, 1 March

  • PSA Bye
  • JPSSA Swimming 12:00-3:00pm

Friday, 2 March

  • PSA Bye
  • 8:00am Mass

Saturday, 3 March

  • PSA Bye

Sunday, 4 March

Year 8 Quest Retreat 

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Junior School News 

INTERSCHOOL SWIMMING CARNIVAL

Congratulations to the boys who have been selected to represent the College in the swimming team. The Interschool Carnival takes place on Thursday, 1 March at Challenge Stadium in Mt Claremont. The swimmers will leave school at 12:00pm for a 1:00pm start. The carnival is scheduled to conclude at 2:55pm, so the team will not be arriving back at Trinity until approximately 3:20pm. Parents are able to take their sons home from the stadium. Parents and friends are welcome to come and support the team.

PARENT LIAISON MEETING

Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the Liaison Meeting on Wednesday, it was pleasing to receive feedback in regard to Junior School matters. The next meeting will be held in the first few weeks of Term 2.

SUMMER SPORT

The boys are well in to their summer sports season and it is wonderful to see the enthusiasm they are showing when competing for Trinity. It is great to hear that they encourage each other and share in each other’s successes, this is one of the many benefits of team sport. Our aim is to see the boys show improvement, no matter what team they are in. Thank you to the coaches and parents for supporting and encouraging the boys. 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Tuesday, 27 February

  • Sports Training for Years 5s and 6s

Thursday, 1 March

  • Interschool Swimming Carnival

Friday, 2 March

  • Assembly commencing at 2:40pm

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

PREFECTS' CORNER

Wow it's week 4 already!

The week started with our Monday morning assembly. We then had our first sport training session on Tuesday. The training session helped prepare us for our matches against Hale School. We have also all settled in to a good routine for our school work. The Year 5 and 6 classes have the extra challenge of learning to use their new surface pro devices.

Evan Alderslade (6B) and Robbie Moschilla (6G)

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Secondary School News

CO-CURRICULAR CAROUSEL 

On Tuesday, 20 February the Year 12 Prefects put on a co-curricular carousel to introduce the Year 7 students to the wide range of co-curricular activities on offer at Trinity. The carousel included the TC Environmental Club, Debating, Christian Service, Astronomy, Aviation, Drama Club, GIG, Music programs and more. 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD

Trinity College is proud to announce the introduction of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International ‘Bronze’ Award to our Year 9 students in 2018.

This prestigious youth Award was introduced by The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, and now operates in over 130 countries. This year, the Award celebrates its Diamond 60th Anniversary internationally. The ‘Duke of Ed’ Award is designed to empower young people, from 13 years through to 25 years of age, to develop life skills, self-reliance, confidence and leadership skills through a range of personally motivating activities that present both challenge and reward. The award requires commitment over time over three criteria (Physical Recreation, Service and Skill) as well as participants undertaking an Adventurous Journey.

All Year 9 Trinity students were given the opportunity to apply and 20 students were accepted to be the first to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award here at the College. Over the course of the next six months, each participant will complete a weekly review in the Trinity newsletter to demonstrate the range of individual activities that moulds each students award.

There will be a second intake of 20 Year 9 students in Semester Two, 2018 and boys will be given the opportunity to apply or reapply again during Term Two. If you would like any information in regards to the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, please do not hesitate in contacting me!

Mr Corey Miskiewicz | Award Leader

YEAR 11 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

You can download the Powerpoint Presentation from the the Year 11 Parent Information Night by clicking here.  

2018 TRINITY BALL

The contributions continue to roll in for the Year 12 ball. On behalf of the organising committee, a big thank you goes out to everyone who has been able to donate or lend materials or their time so far for this event.

Plastic milk bottles continue to be the main request at this stage. Again, we request that these bottles are washed clean on the inside and, if possible, the stickers removed. Two Litre Harvey Fresh bottles are the best, but any will be accepted. They can be dropped off at Reception, or brought directly to the Head of Year office.

Also, please see an updated wish list below:

Christmas / fairy Lights

Wine Barrels

2 litre milk cartons

Fishing line

Thick sticky tape

Thin Rope

Hessian

Remote controlled electric candles

Small glass jars

Large cardboard pieces

Large butchers/brown paper rolls

Sheets of plain cream calico

Rolls of chicken wire

Rolls of black fabric

Gilt or cane birdcage approx 50cm height

Black Cauldron

Fireplace

Feathers

Aircon tubing/ducting

Old vacuum hoses

Mannequins child size of just torso

Temporary hooks

Brown spray paint

Printing costs

leather thonging

If you can help in any way at all, or if you are a Year 12 parent and are keen to donate some time in the lead up to the event, please contact Ball Co-ordinator Dorina Martelli (0439 095 949 or dorina.martelli@bankwest.com.au).

The working parties generally meet every Sunday morning at the College for a few hours to help construct the set of each of the main areas, and a large chunk of time will be spent during the upcoming school holidays bringing everything together. Any time you can donate will be greatly appreciated. MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK!

Mr Clint Testa | Head of Year 12 

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College News

TRINITY COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

The Trinity Environmental Committee are back for another exciting and innovative project for 2018. Did you know that over 90% of the materials in mobile phones, batteries and chargers can be recycled? However, if not handled well at the end of their life, they can be a threat to the environment. Over 8,000 tonnes of batteries go into landfill each year. Batteries are one of the most dangerous common waste discarded by Australian households. Many are made from heavy metals and harmful elements such as nickel, cadmium, lead and mercury, which can pollute soil and water and harm wildlife and humans.  This year we will be collecting and recycling all types of batteries ranging from your everyday zinc-carbon battery to a car battery. There will be a purple bin located at the entrance door of the senior school library for students to place their batteries into. If you know of any family, friends or relatives with any type of batteries please bring them in. By doing so, you are not only helping the environment but showing a greater awareness into the harm unrecycled batteries can cause in future generations.

Support the TCEC and your community and dispose of batteries the right way! 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Scholarships and applications are now open for those boys wishing to apply for Year 7 in 2019.

Applications are now invited for Year 4 and Year 7 2020. There are still limited places in some year groups for 2019. Please contact our Registrar's on 9223 8121 for an application form as soon as possible.                

UNIFORM SHOP
  • Please call into the shop for any uniform requirements.
  • The shop is open every Tuesday from 7:30am – 4:30pm and Friday from 7:30am – 1:30pm.
  • The uniform shop now has locks for lockers available. The locks cost $15.00 each.

Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager

TUITION FEE RAFFLE

The Trinity College Parent Council is excited to announce that the 2018 Tuition Fee Raffle is now open! Tickets can be purchased from: https://www.trybooking.com/TAZY Tickets will be available until Friday, 6 April 2018 at 11:59pm AWST (unless sold out prior to this time). Only 1000 tickets are available. The prize will be drawn at Trinity College on Monday, 9 April 2018 at 12:00pm AWST. Please see the website for the full terms and conditions.

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Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association

TOBA 20TH ANNUAL GOLF DAY

The TOBA Golf Day is open to members of the Trinity College community, friends, family and work colleagues. It’s a wonderful day and we encourage interested players to get involved. For further details, please contact the TOBA office on 9223 8132.

TOBA 2018 ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

This year, TOBA is offering an annual sponsorship (this is the ONLY time sponsorship will be sought in 2018). 

TOBA sponsorship is a wonderful way to promote your business within the TC and wider community, and 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.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Diane in the TOBA Office on 9223 8132 or millar.diane@trinity.wa.edu.au

Diane Millar | Executive Officer | TOBA

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Community News

HOSTING FRENCH STUDENTS IN JULY - AUGUST

For the last 9 years, a programme has been in place offering the opportunity to young French students aged 14-17 years to discover Australia and its education system.

We are looking for families willing to host students for the four weeks of their visit. They will travel to and from School with your son.

The purpose of the programme is for these French students to experience living with an Australian family, to see how an Australian school operates, to improve their English language skills through this full immersion and to create a strong friendship with their Anglophone peers. The programme is highly successful and both Australian and French students greatly enjoy the exchange. Many families still keep in touch with each other.

The students are fully briefed about the school rules, are not to leave the school premises and will attend classes daily. They will be fully covered by appropriate insurance. Host families will be visited prior to the arrival by the organiser to explain the programme.

We believe such an exchange is also highly beneficial for our Modern Languages students, opening their eyes (and ears !) to similarly minded students for an extended period.   

Please contact Martine Floyd via martine.floyd@iinet.net.au or call mob 0403 019 609 if you are interested in hosting. 

CHANGING THE GAME – PARENTING THROUGH SPORT

For one-night only, join international best-selling author John O’Sullivan and local parenting commentator and educator Clark Wright to explore how sport is game-changing for parents. This is great free event that is a must for any parent, educator, coach or sport administrator already on the junior sport journey or considering sport for your kids. Held at the Riverside Theatre on Wednesday, 21 February from 6:30pm-8:30pm. While this is a free event – registration is essential to secure your ticket. For more information and to register please click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME 
  • Parent Information Evening - Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 6:00pm. We invite parents and guardians of high school students to join us on campus for Notre Dame’s Parent Information Evening. Our presenters and panel of current students will discuss and answer your questions about Notre Dame’s unique admissions process, the programs on offer, recommended subjects, alternative pathways, and how your son or daughter can best prepare for the transition from high school to university.
  • Have a Yarn - Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 5:30pm. We invite current Year 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their parents/guardians to join us for our annual Have a Yarn event. There will be an opportunity to chat about Notre Dame courses, alternative entry, hear from current students and enjoy a barbeque dinner.
  • Medicine Information Session - Sunday, 25 March 2018 – 10:45am. We invite prospective students and their families to join us on campus for Notre Dame’s Medicine Information Session. Information about the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Pre-Medicine Certificate (PMC) will be discussed including the application and selection process, course structure, and important dates and deadlines.

For registration to any of these events, please visit http://www.nd.edu.au/events/fremantle. For further information please email us on future@nd.edu.au or call 08 9433 0533.

APRIL ATAR REVISION
  • April Year 11 & 12 ATAR Holiday Revision with Academic Task Force - 6 hr subject revision and exam preparation courses to guide your study and preparation for your Semester 1 exams. Available in week 1 and 2 of the April school holidays at Rossmoyne SHS, Churchlands SHS and Perth Modern School. Enrol online today at www.academicgroup.com.au or call 9314 9500 or email learn@academicgroup.com.au    
  • April Year 12 ATAR Enrichment Program with Academic Associates – Premium 10 hr revision courses available at the University of Western Australia in week 1 of the April school holidays. Enrol online at www.academicagroup.com.au or call 9314 9500 or email info@academicassociates.com.au  
  • April Years 7 – 10 Skills Development Program with Academic Task Force.  Programs available in English, Maths, Learning Skills and Essay Writing. Available in week 1 and 2 of the April school holidays at Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS. Enrol now online at www.academicgroup.com.au or call 9314 9500 or email learn@academicgroup.com.au         
MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS - FREE 2 WEEK TRIAL 

Help your child grow, develop and defend for themselves. Starting from 4 years up and specially designed programs just for kids. Visit ATI Martial Arts via their website www.atimartialarts.com.au or call Anthony on 0402 144 018 to make a booking today. 

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Canteen Roster

Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 26 February 2018

Monday

 Rose Chang, Sagaya Xavier

Tuesday

 Fiona Galvin, Jenni Cutri, Marion Gismonde

Wednesday 

 Rose Chang

Thursday

 

Fridday

 Carmella Rosso 

If you would like to volunteer please contact Carol on 0409 110 319 or TCcanteen@trinity.wa.edu.au. We would love to see new faces in the Canteen.

Carol Watson | Canteen Manager 

 

 

 

 

 

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