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TC Newsletter:

Volume 5  March 1, 2019

From the Principal 

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Over the past few weeks, I have had the great pleasure of speaking at respective Parent Information Evenings. It was wonderful to see a large number of parents and their sons in attendance. As part of my presentation, I referred to the importance of the school and the home enjoying a positive and meaningful partnership - a partnership that promotes regular and open communication and that is firmly centred on the care and formation of each student. The essence of such an effective Family/College relationship is communication. 


While Trinity provides effective telephone and email systems through which Family/College communications can occur, SEQTA is increasingly being used as the medium through which important information is being distributed. SEQTA also provides parents and students with the ability to access select aspects of the College Learning Management Platform. Essentially, this allows Students and Families to continually refer to current assessment schedules, weekly lesson programs and to track individual student progress in each particular subject or course. Specific notifications are now being sent to both students and families when assessments are marked and finalised and similarly, pastoral, behavioural and academic notifications are shared in the same manner. All student academic reports will continue to be delivered via this online platform I would strongly encourage all families to familiarise themselves with the various functions available in SEQTA and to regularly access the information provided. Instructions for families accessing SEQTA can be found on the TC website here

An effective and positive Family/College Partnership that promotes open communication is vital for the welfare and progress of each student. My clear expectation is that all teaching staff will keep parents informed of the progress of their son and that any concerns or important information will be articulated to parents in a timely manner. Likewise, I would ask that parents appropriately express their concerns and provide relevant information to staff as issues arise. 


As mentioned previously, a series of Parent Information Evenings have been scheduled for the start of this academic year and all parents and their sons have been encouraged to attend. These evenings are another means by which this partnership can be strengthened. Such evenings always present important information about course details, career pathways, assessments, study guidelines, student formation programs and College expectations. Copies of the information presented from the respective Information Evenings can be accessed on the College website here. Experience shows that parents are always very appreciative of the information presented and it certainly generates discussion about the importance of planning, being well researched and establishing a routine both at school and at home. Likewise, our Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews are scheduled around the Term 1 and Term holiday breaks. Specific details about these interviews and the process for booking particular appointments will be provided in the coming weeks.


Of course, the Weekly College Newsletter is another great source of information about College life. It provides important details about important events and celebrates achievement and commitment, in its various forms, from within our community. In a similar way, the College website is regularly updated and provides a significant amount of information about happenings around the College. 

Parents and students are also invited to download the Trinity College communications mobile application.  You can download the app by searching for Trinity College Perth in your device app store or you can access the link here

This free app allows parents and students to stay up to date with notifications, news and calendar events. The app allows users to:

  • View notices
  • View the parent calendar
  • View sporting fixtures, teams and locations
  • Email or call the Absentee line
  • Access the latest newsletter
  • Access the online store
  • Access SEQTA
  • Access the Trinity College website

The College social media channels are another great way to stay up to date with what is happening in the day to day life of the College. The Facebook page also provides timely reminders of important College events. Other social media channels that the College uses are:

As previously stated, effective and timely communication is essential if positive Family/College Partnerships are to continue for the benefit of the students. The College will strive to continue to do well in this area and I thank families for their continued support in this regard.

Live Jesus in our hearts

Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal

College Events


It was wonderful to have a number of parents join us for last Tuesday’s Year 10 Mass with many staying on for a cuppa and a chat afterwards – thanks to the College Auxiliary and Mrs Beverley Martinez for assisting with this Morning Tea and Mrs Rosa West and Fr Oscar Aguilera for our celebration.


Today saw the second half of our Year 7 cohort return from the Becoming Brothers retreat held at Camp Kelly in Dwellingup. The retreat allowed boys to enjoy a variety of group activities and challenges with the purpose of focusing on the start of their formation journey over the coming years. It has been a most successful experience for all involved. Sincere thanks to the staff who attended, particularly Mr Clint Testa, Mr Andrew Martin, Mr Peter Oliver, Mr Corey Miskiewicz, Mr Brett Silver and Miss Tess Warner, as well as the respective PCG teachers and support staff who assisted in providing such a memorable experience for the boys. Also, during the week, the Year 7 boys were involved in a “Sustain Our Swan” project allowing them to better understand and appreciate the river environment in which the College is located. Our thanks are extended to Mrs Marya Stewart, Mr Michael Slacksmith and Mr Ray Kosovich who developed this project.


This weekend, our Year 8 boys are participating in their Quest retreat. An enormous amount of effort has been put in by our Senior Students (Cadre from Year 12, Big Brothers from Year 11 and Roadies from Year 10) to make this a truly memorable event. We acknowledge the generous support from some of our families who are hosting student groups as part of the program. Please keep all these students in your prayers. We also take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful work of Mr Daniel Bateman and Mrs Rosa West who co-ordinate this experience. 


Year 11 parents are warmly invited to the Year 11 Mass on Tuesday, 5 March in Gibney Hall at 9:35am. This Mass will be followed by morning tea in the Gibney Hall foyer, provided by the College Auxiliary.

RSVPs to Beverly Martinez on or phone 9223 8106.


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.


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
  • 7:008:15am
  • 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:  

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 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
  • 8:30am11:30am
  • 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

Optus Stadium's City View Cafe is pleased to offer the below take-away special, created especially for the Trinity College Regatta. Please click on the image below for further information and the location of City View Cafe: 


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: 

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 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 

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College Calendar


Monday, 4 March

  • Labour Day Public Holiday

Tuesday, 5 March 

  • 9:35am Year 11 Mass

Wednesday, 6 March

  • 8:40am Ash Wednesday Mass

Thursday, 7 March

  • 7:00am8:15am International Women's Day Breakfast 
  • JPSSA Swimming 12:00–3:00pm

Friday, 8 March

  • 8:00am Mass
  • TC Bye
  • Choral Music Rehearsal Weekend 

Saturday, 9 March 

  • TC Bye
  • Trinity Regatta East Perth
  • Astronomy Club Camp at Camp Kelly
  • 9:00am College Advisory Board Formation and Planning Day
  • Choral Music Rehearsal Weekend

Sunday, 10 March

  • Astronomy Club Camp at Camp Kelly
  • Choral Music Rehearsal Weekend

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Junior School News


Congratulations to the boys who have been selected to represent the College in the swimming team. The Interschool Carnival takes place on Thursday, 7 March at HBF 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. 


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.


On Wednesday, 6 March, the season of Lent commences with Ash Wednesday. As a College community, we celebrate this with a whole school Mass. The Mass will take place in the New Sports Centre, commencing at 8:40am. Parents are most welcome to attend.


On Wednesday, 20 March, Laura Allison, who is currently employed as the Coordinator of the Psychology Team for Catholic Education WA, will be presenting a talk to parents about a new program the Junior School has engaged this year called RULER. 

RULER is 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. Laura has particular expertise relating to mental illness prevention and wellbeing promotion and is a very engaging speaker. The evening commences at 5:30pm and will take place in the Braham Auditorium. There is no cost for attendees to this evening. 

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


Monday, 4 March
  • Labour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday, 5 March
  • Sports Training for Year 5s and 6s
Wednesday, 6 March
  • Ash Wednesday Mass 8:40am
Thursday, 7 March
  • Excursion to Sculptures by the Sea
  • Interschool Swimming Carnival 
Friday, 8 March
  • Assembly 2:40pm

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


This week was a week of firsts, with interschool swim training, coding club and strings all starting. We can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Twenty-four members of the Junior School swim team were up early on Monday morning to pump out laps and sprints in the pool. The TC parents did us proud, putting on an awesome breakfast for the boys. On Monday after school, coding club started. Mr Brennan took the Year 5s and 6s while Miss Gorman had the Year 4s. The boys were excited to be introduced to new apps and cool coding instructions. Tuesday was the first strings ensemble with Mrs Clarke. A bucket full of new Year 5s joined in for the first time too. This week has been busy and exciting for the boys we all can’t wait until next week. 

By Jack Clarey (6B) and Finn Stenning Alexander (6B) 

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Secondary School News


This week at the Becoming Brothers Retreat at Camp Kelly in Dwellingup, the Year 7 boys have participated in raft building, rafting, hiking and problem solving during the day, and team building activities in the evening. The weather has been challenging with most days over 35 degrees (although it’s raining now!), but most boys have battled through. In amongst the homesickness, the competitiveness of the activities and coping with the copious amounts of food, all boys have learned something about themselves and each other this week, and we look forward to building on those lessons over the coming weeks and months. 

Mr Clint Testa | Head of Year 7


Year 7 students benefited from the College's close proximity to the river this week, taking part in the Sustain Our Swan program on the foreshore. In small groups, the boys took part in several activities including a hands-on interaction with wildlife, an Aboriginal story-teller, fishing, drawing and a water model demonstration. In addition, the boys learned about Edmund Rice traditions with a tour of the College grounds. 

Congratulations to Willem Lamers (11.6) for being selected for the Rotary Adventures in Citizenship Programme

Congratulations to Year 11 student Willem Lamers on being selected for the Rotary Adventures in Citizenship Programme which is to be held in Canberra in early May. Willem will be sponsored by the Mill Point Rotary Club to attend the week-long programme where he will meet political leaders, participate in various forums, visit sites such as the High Court and the Australian War Memorial and watch the Budget Speech be handed down by the Treasurer. I would like to thank Mr Rick Sneeuwjagt (past parent) and the Mill Point Rotary Club for organising this amazing experience for one of our students for the second year in a row. 


The payment facility has been set up in the online store on the TC website for the second instalment of the Sydney Canberra Humanities Tour 2019. You can find the online store at the top right-hand side of the website, or click here to go directly to the tour payment page. The Sydney Canberra Humanities Tour is taking place in the October school holidays and is open to Year 10 and 11 students. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Chris Allanson at the College.

Mr Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities 

Pietro Mafrica (8.1), Ethan Patman (8.6) and Harrison Watkins (8.8) in the College Library

In celebration of all the wonderful women in our lives, in our community and in our world, the College Library is running a competition to see which students can work out the names of 30 of the world’s most influential women, both past and present. The boys are challenged to name as many as they can. So far we do not have a clear winner, but the conversations around who these women are and what they have done for our world are fantastic. All working towards a more gender-balanced world.

Ms Alison Mackenzie | Head of Library Services   


My name is Lleyton Ardagh (9.1) and I am participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award for 2019. I chose to complete the Bronze Award because I want to take up the opportunity that the school has to offer, to make my time at Trinity memorable and well spent. For the Physical Recreation component, I am doing Cricket and Hockey. For my Skill component, I have decided to learn Cantonese. For the Service component, I will be helping with Junior School Cricket/Hockey and I will be doing some charity work. So far, we have made sandwiches as a class for the kids who aren’t privileged to get lunch for the day. It was enjoyable, as we know the sandwiches were going to a good cause, and that we were potentially making someone’s day.

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College News


The Trinity College Chapel renovations are making progress, with a new roof, ceiling and electrical works. Here we share photos of the work-in-progress of the restoration of this beautiful building. 


The Canteen Menu for Ash Wednesday can be viewed here


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. 


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  


The Year 12 Student Ball, themed 'Yule Ball' from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, is taking place on Friday, 26 April

Donations of materials or services are being sought-after by the Year 12 Parent Helper 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
  • 12L PVA glue
  • 180 AA batteries
  • 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
  • 100 x 2L Empty Clear Plastic soft drink bottles
  • 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: 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

When a Trinity College student will be absent, can parents please phone the Absentee Line on 9223 8186 or email before 8:30am on the day of absence and provide the following details:
• Student’s name
• 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. 


The Uniform Shop trading hours during school term are as follows: 

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

We hope everyone has settled in well. We would like to give some further information to new students and families about the uniform. All Trinity College students need to be in full Winter uniform the first day back of Term 2: Tuesday, 30 April. We are offering after-school appointments to new students starting Wednesday, 20 March. Please call Joanne at Reception on 9223 8120

We are happy for families to call into the shop any Tuesday or Friday to purchase Winter uniforms without an appointment. This is just a queuing system. It has settled down in the shop now so it is a good time to come in before the rush starts again. Please feel free to call into the Uniform Shop for any uniform enquiries. We are more than happy to answer questions. 


Parents, please be careful when purchasing second-hand uniforms from the second-hand uniform Facebook group or other sources to ensure that these are in the current style. It has come to our attention that people are still selling old styles or unapproved uniform items. If you are unsure of the current required uniform, you can either go on the Online Store to view or contact us here at the shop. Some sellers are stating that a new pocket for a blazer can be purchased from the Uniform Shop. This is incorrect information and we are unable to supply that item. Students are required to be in the correct uniform at all times.


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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Students wishing to apply for Direct Entry to UWA Medicine or Dentistry or to Curtin Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery for 2020 will need to do the University Clinical Aptitude Test. You can find information about the new approach here including a lot of information for potential candidates with special needs. There are practice tests and resources and clear instructions on what to expect in the test on the site. 


A legal career can open up a world of opportunities: working with creative artists, dealing with big business, and lobbying for environmental and social justice. The only uni in Australia to offer Criminology as a degree, Murdoch also boasts its own state-of-the-art electronic Moot Court.

  • 5:30–7:30pm on Wednesday, 13 March

Register here


Make the most of your WACE results. Find out more about:

  • Features and benefits of UWA's course model
  • Courses and entry requirements;
  • Maximising your ATAR
  • Work Integrated Learning and student exchange opportunities
  • Key dates for 2019 and more

You can also talk directly to faculty specialists, academic teaching staff and current UWA students. Register here


The medicine information sessions at Notre Dame and Curtin Universities are always very well attended so it is wise to arrive early to get a good seat. 

  • 24 March – Notre Dame Medicine Information Session
  • 27 March – Curtin Medicine Information Session
  • UWA is not having a special health industry information event this year. People wanting to know about the changes from UMAT to UCAT should go to the Year 12 Course Information Session on 18 March to ask questions. You may contact the Medical Admissions Centre for more information on (08) 6488 4646.

Any students in Years 10–12 wanting to get into the hospitality industry should consider applying for this work experience opportunity. May Street Larder (East Fremantle) and Bib & Tucker (North Fremantle) are offering this opportunity. In 4–8 weeks, there will be an opportunity in a city-based location.

At these venues, the successful candidate(s) can expect not only to be exposed to a busy environment, but a culinary fusion of food experimenting, jam making, smoking and bread making.

Work experience term: 3–6 months with REAL Opportunities for potential Traineeships and Apprenticeships in Hospitality and Commercial Cookery.

Students must be available to start immediately upon submitting an application. Work experience attendance will be negotiated.

If you have:

  1. Been working hard to get a break in the industry and have a strong desire to succeed – this is your opportunity!
  2. Already been exposed to busy cafe/restaurant environment – we definitely want to hear from you!
  3. Keen to be part of a supporting team and be a good team player who is resilient
  4. Happy to talk to customers and meet their expectations
  5. Be reliable and committed to the employer
  6. Keen to learn and ask questions in order to get ahead in the workplace and put yourself forward to further opportunities with this company.
  7. Able to get to stated locations and have good family support (if you are still at school)

If you are interested, please get in contact me as soon as possible and I can help organise an EOI form: Mr Russell Hinks, email: or phone: 9223 8158.

Mr Russell Hinks | Head of Careers/VET



Click here for the results against Hale School last week. 

Click here for information on what's happening this week for sport in Senior School, due to the PSA General Bye. 

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

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Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association


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


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. 

This week we share a story from Dr Paul Wood ('72). Dr Wood is a world-renown scientist and in 2018 was named as an Officer of the Order of Australia. To read his story, click here.    

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Community News


Code Camp is taking place at Trinity College in the upcoming school holidays. Camps are officially on sale and if parents book before Sunday, 3 March, you will receive a $20 Early Bird discount. To read the flyer for more information, click here


Trinity College Year 4 students are invited to form a team or two and join in a Minkey (modified rules hockey) competition held at College Park, Nedlands. The season consists of 11 Saturday mornings from 4 May to 11 August.. Your team plays with other western suburbs primary school teams from 9:00am-9:45am. Games are 2 x 20-minute halves. Players are organised into school-based teams and play in their school colours or uniform of choice. Each team has an off-field coach and an off-field manager. You can only have one coach on the field. Players must have their own stick, mouthguard and shin pads. A personal drink bottle is also advisable. Fees are $160 per player and are inclusive of coaching information, sport insurance, ground hire and marking and the provision of an umpire for each game. All players must register online with payment to be made at the time of booking. If your son and friends would like to form a team, please coordinate with Mr Luke Thompson; or Mr Phil Curtis by email: or call 0411 422 639.

Mr Luke Thompson | Junior Sport Co-ordinator, Trinity College


Secondary school students are invited to register to attend Education Lab at UWA. Education Lab is a UWA club which aims to help high school students in STEM subjects and to give a taste of university life. The team of dedicated mentors are currently studying at university or have completed a degree in the STEM area. The routine is a 2-hour mentoring session where students can do their work at their own pace and, if they have any queries, mentors can assist them. Education Lab also incorporates a variety of STEM-related workshops during the semester. For example, last semester, a biology workshop involved extracting DNA from plants cells, which was conducted by UWA Professor Paul Kirkwood. There will be similar workshops this semester.

  • Saturday 10am–12pm during Terms 1 and 2
  • Venue: UWA Reid Library – Hemersley Learning Suite 

Registrations for Term 1 and 2 are now open. The cost is just $5, payable at the first session. To find out more, visit the website: and Facebook page: or email:


For those who are part of the Saints John and Paul Parish in Willetton, if your child is receiving a Sacrament this year, you and your child should attend one of the Masses during the Sacrament Enrolment Weekend on either Saturday, 16 March at 6:30pm Mass or Sunday, 17 March at 10:30am Mass. Following Mass, your family can come to the Parish centre to collect an enrolment form. You will need to enrol at the Parish in which you belong, to receive the Sacrament.

Sacraments in the Parish of Saints John and Paul are family focused, Parish based and school supported. All parents wishing to have their child receive a Sacrament this year are also required to attend a Parent Information Evening. The venue for these talks will be at the Saints John and Paul Parish Centre, as follows: 

  • First Holy Communion – Parent Information Evening: Thursday, 7 March at 7:00pm
  • Confirmation – Parent Information Evening: Thursday, 14 March at 7:00pm
  • Penance – Parent Information Evening: Thursday, 21 March at 7:00pm 

Please register your attendance to Magdalene by email to: 


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 Bookings close on 6 March. 


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

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 Mind Australia is a results-driven education provider which provides term-time and school holiday academic revision programs. During the April school holidays, Master Mind is running an ATAR Examination & Revision Program, which focuses on study skills, essay writing, subject revision and exam preparation and focus; and a Middle School Revision & Development Program, which focuses on study skills, essay writing, NAPLAN and subject revision. Brochures are available in secondary administration. In Week 1 (15-18 April), these courses take place at Christ Church Grammar School and in Week 2 (23-26 April) at Hale School and Mindarie Senior College. Further details can be found at the website: or contact Dr Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9486 1377.  


Master Mind 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.


The zero2hero Camp Hero program unleashes the heroes of today to become the leaders of tomorrow by educating, equipping and empowering young people to promote good mental health in their communities. For information on the zero2hero camps, please visit:

  • 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: or call 9345 0388

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