From the Principal
At an Assembly earlier this week, we had the opportunity to acknowledge members of our College Swim Team and wish them well for the PSA Swimming Inters which took place yesterday evening. In his address, the 2020 Swim Captain, Ethan Regan (Year 12) referred to the special sense of team that had developed in the squad over months of specialist training and reminded them ‘to never forget what a privilege it is to represent your school’. Head Coach, Mr Dion Mepham added to this sense of team by highlighting the importance of each individual swimmer striving to achieve a personal best, explaining that the sum of the parts (each individual swimmer) leads to the success of the whole (the College Swim Team).
In my absence, our College Vice Principal, Mrs Sabrina Hughes spoke briefly on Australian Swimmer and Olympic Champion, Cate Campbell and used her career and reflections on commitment as a motivation for our swimmers and as an example for us all.
Cate Campbell took up swimming when she was 14 years old. She was obviously very gifted because as a 16-year-old, she won two Bronze medals at the 2008 Beijing Games. In the 2012 London Games, Cate Campbell won Gold as part of the Australian 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Team. In her international career to date, while competing at major championships, Cate has won a total of 23 Gold medals, 7 Silver medals, and 5 Bronze medals. She is widely regarded as one of our country’s greatest swimmers and is currently preparing to qualify for the Tokyo Games – her fourth Olympics. She is highly respected and widely admired, more for the example of commitment and attitude that she has consistently displayed, than just her remarkable record of achievements.
As part of a recent media event that Cate Campbell was featured, her past achievements were highlighted and her so-called ‘natural’ gift for swimming was explored by the interviewer. However, it was in Cate Campbell’s response that, I believe, we can all gain a most valuable lesson.
While acknowledging that she had indeed been blessed with the gift of being a good swimmer, Cate Campbell was very quick to emphasise that it was, in fact, dedication and hard work that brought her success and allowed her to reach the goals she strived for. She spoke of the hours of training, the very early mornings and reflected on her real struggles to overcome serious injury and disappointment. She was particularly keen to point out that just having some natural talent is not enough. Such talent can only be fulfilled, and one’s true potential realised, when hard work, dedication, and commitment are applied.
In responding to the reporter, Cate Campbell emphasised an important point that I hope all of our boys can fully appreciate. Even the most gifted of us, in any aspect of school or life, must work hard to fully reach our potential. Being gifted at music or sport or academic studies is a wonderful blessing, but without application and dedication, it could remain largely undeveloped. Commitment and hard work will allow such talent to shine through for others to see and share and to celebrate. Being true to yourself requires you to apply yourself fully so that your talents can shine, because if we were just to rely on our God-given gifts - be they big or small – it will ultimately be very limiting. It is our attitude to improve, our dedication to work hard and our consistency of effort that will determine the levels to which we can develop our gifts and determine the achievements we can reach.
At this particular point of our academic year, it is important that we take the time to acknowledge those groups within our college community who are applying themselves to do extraordinary hours of practice, training and rehearsals in striving for personal excellence. To the College Swim Team, our various Rowing Squads preparing for the Head of the River, our Chorale and Music Groups preparing for upcoming concert performances; our cast and crew preparing for the College Musical - we thank them for their example, praise them for their efforts and wish them their personal best. They all remind us that consistent hard work is required in order for our talents to shine through.
Live Jesus in our hearts.
Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal
THE MIKADO AT TRINITY
Trinity College is proud to present 'The Mikado', a musical comedy written by Gilbert and Sullivan (arranged by David Spicer Productions, Essgee Entertainment) and is set in the fictitious town of Titipu, Japan. Tickets are now on sale via this link: https://www.trybooking.com/BGSTC Keep up to date via the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityCollegeProduction/
TRINITY COLLEGE PARENT BALL
We are excited to announce that the 2020 Hakuna Matata Parent Ball will be held on Friday, 24 April 2020.
Due to the high demand for tickets last year, the process for purchasing tickets for the 2020 Parent Ball has been revised. Tickets will be allocated through a ballot system this year and will open at 9:00am on Monday, 16 March 2020. Please click here for more information and instructions on using the ballot system. The Parent Council Ball is an evening for all parents (Years 4–12). The Parent Ball has become a highly sought-after ticket and unfortunately, we can only offer 36 tables due to the fire code. As a thank you to the Year 12 parents involved in transforming Gibney Hall, the Canteen undercroft, the Chapel walkway, and the toilets into a true storybook for the Year 12 boys, the Parent Council offers these parents pre-sale tickets. Please realise that these parents give up summer vacations, weekends, and all other personal time to transform the College for the Ball.
Please contact the Parent Ball Coordinator via ParentBall@trinity.wa.edu.au with any questions. We are looking forward to a great evening with the TC Community
TRINITY COLLEGE OPEN DAY
Discover Trinity College at our Open Day on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 to learn more about the unique TC Spirit and the vast curricular and co-curricular opportunities that the College has to offer. Each of our College Open Day sessions will include an address from the Principal and Junior/Senior Head Prefects, student-led tours, light refreshments and a Q&A with key staff, teachers and the admissions team. Sessions will be held at 9:30am, 12:00pm (for approximately 90 minutes) and at 4:15pm (1 hour). For more information and to register, click here.
TERM 1, WEEK 7
Monday, 16 March
- 3:20pm-4:20pm Year 10 Wolf Pack Leadership Program
- 5:45pm-7:00pm Year 11 Men of Honour Workshop
- Year 10 Visual Arts Sculpture by the Sea
Tuesday, 17 March
- 8:40am Whole College Assembly (Rowing)
- 5:00pm Rowers Mass
- 5:30pm Parent Council Meeting
Wednesday, 18 March
- Year 12 Tabgha Retreat
Thursday, 19 March
- TC Bye
- 3:30pm-5:30pm Year 8 Social with Mercedes at Mercedes
Friday, 20 March
- TC Bye
- 8:00am Community Mass (PCG 11.1 & 11.2)
Saturday, 21 March
- TOBA Breakfast
- Head of the River at Champion Lakes
- Rowing Photos
- Rowing Windup
To view the Parent Calendar on our website, click here.
Junior School News
YEAR 4 BASKETBALL
Yesterday, the Year 4s took part in their first carnival for Trinity. Well done to the boys in the way they represented the school and themselves by being great ambassadors and team players. The boys thoroughly enjoyed their four games and were exhausted at the end of the afternoon.
REHEARSALS START FOR THE JS BAND
Boys in the “Junior School Concert band” had their first rehearsal on Wednesday, 11 March. With almost perfect attendance, there were 34 boys at the rehearsal. It was terrific to see these boys playing their instruments after only five weeks of lessons. Well done!
YEAR 5 CAMP
Next week 87 Year 5s and 36 adults will be away on camp. The camp is being held at Forest Edge in Waroona from Wednesday to Friday. We wish the students, staff, and parents attending, safe travels and hope the experiences are both enjoyable and fruitful for all concerned.
SPORT NEXT WEEK
With the Year 5s away on camp, there will not be any training on Wednesday. It is a Trinity Sports bye, so Year 6s will be training on Thursday during the time allocated for the fixture.
DATES TO REMEMBER
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|Wednesday, 18 March||
|Thursday, 19 March||
|Friday, 20 March||
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
The week started off with the morning assembly led by Mr Tucker and Tech club in the afternoon, organised by Mr Brennan and Miss Gorman. On Tuesday, we had normal classes, ending in String Ensemble for some Year 5s and 6s. Early morning training kicked off on Wednesday and Thursday was a jam-packed day for Year 6s with a selected group attending the Sculptures By The Sea event in Cottesloe with Ms Boe. After lunch, the Year 4s participated in the Basketball Carnival against Aquinas at Willetton Basketball Centre, with some students and parents coming to coach or watch and as normal the Year 5s and 6s had their game against Guildford. To conclude the week there was a very special assembly. Not only was it a TOBA and Rowing Assembly, but it was also a sad farewell to the great Mr Peter Torre ('89), who is much loved in the Junior School. We sang the new verse of In Nomine Domini to him and said our goodbyes. On behalf of all the Junior School boys, we would like to thank you, Mr Torre, for everything you have done for us. We all hope that you visit us again soon and we wish you all the best. #TCSpirit.
Axel Walsh (6GD) and Kyan Tremain (6B)
Secondary School News
As part of the Year 11 and 12 ATAR and General Media Programme, we embark on an excursion to Channel Nine and RTRFM every year. This allowed the boys to engage in the media industry first hand. The day was filled with a tour of Channel Nine and seeing what a journalist takes on to create a story from beginning to end. The boys also had an opportunity to read the news at the anchor desk! The end of our day was spent at RTRFM where the boys recorded some radio ads for RTRFM and had a go at presenting and changing the music for a radio show. It was great to see the boys take on every aspect of the day with enthusiasm and excitement. A special thank you goes to Ms Alison MacKenzie who assisted me on the excursion.
Danielle Pieraccini | Media & English Teacher
My name is Chris Gardiner and I am currently completing my Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. For my Physical Recreation section, I am doing Rowing and Hockey however I am still looking for a service and skill to complete. Last year I completed my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. I used the same sports for my Physical Recreation, I volunteered at the canteen filling drinks for my service, and I joined a new band for bagpipes for my skill. I started the Duke of Edinburgh Award because I wanted to participate in something that would look good on a resume for the future, as well as to participate in something I had never tried before. During my Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, I hope to develop my leadership skills and to provide value through the service aspect to some part of the community.
Chris Gardiner (Year 10)
YEAR 12 DADS & GUARDIANS EVENT
Attention all Year 12 Dads and Guardians.
We have planned a get together on Friday, 3 April at the Shoe Bar in Yagan Square, Perth.
- Cost is only $40 per head (plus booking fee and surcharge) and includes food and drinks
- Bookings essential by Friday, 27 March 2020
- Book online at https://www.trybooking.com/BJBSJ
2020 HAKUNA MATATA BALL
We are now into full swing for this year’s Year 12 Ball and we will be creating an amazing and memorable night that our Year 12 boys will remember for many years to come. We still need your ongoing support so if you can provide any of the items from this list that would be much appreciated. Items we are after include paint, paintbrushes, straw brooms, masking, and gaffa tape, plastic bottles, etc. Note: we have enough newspapers so please don’t drop off anymore newspapers.
Cash donations: Thank you to the Iacopetta and Throssell families who have made some generous cash donations. To make a cash donation please click on this link and select College Events / Trinity Ball Donations https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/shop/fundraising/trinity-ball-donations/
Sponsors: thank you to the sponsors below who have already provided significant contributions towards our Ball:
- Dave Salt and Viktor Markov from Brightsidelive
- Tom Mangione and John Miniello from Instant Bins
- Built Ink
- Dario and Aldo from Ascot Signs
- Brendan Maine
- Carolyn O’Driscoll
For more information please contact our Ball Coordinator Dorina Martelli on email@example.com or 0439 095 949.
Over the past weeks, the College has observed heavy traffic build-up along Nelson Crescent. This is becoming a concern for the safety of the students. If you use this area, we would ask you to exercise caution and assist ease the traffic congestion by refraining to use U-turns, which delay the flow of buses and add to increases the congestion issues.
The College is currently preparing to have discussions with representatives of both the City of Perth and Main Roads in an effort to find a solution that will protect the lives of the students. We will keep you informed of the progress.
Ten members of the Junior and Senior School TCEC (Trinity College Environmental Committee) have been lucky enough to be selected to attend a student leadership program focused on the United Nations Global Goals at Parliament House in April. Organised by the United Nations Association of Australia (WA), this event will inspire students to design and lead a Global Goals project influencing others and making a difference in the community. The program theme is ‘Leading for a Sustainable World’. There will be many activities on the day including a tour of Parliament House; an Inspire Panels to help guide project ideas; a Workshop for Project Design; and a student ‘pitch’ of Sustainability ideas in Parliamentary Chambers. One student will also take part in a debate on the topic “That the Australian Parliament, in response to the Global Warming Emergency, forms a high-level, joint-party committee to plan for the nation’s transition to a Net-Zero Carbon Economy by 2050”.
In preparation for this, Rees and Ann Barrett from UNAAWA came to the College this week to get the students started on their preparation for the day.
ANTIPODEANS SERVICE EXPEDITION - THAILAND & LAOS DECEMBER 2019
After a highly anticipated and successful Service Expedition to Northern Thailand and Laos in December last year, all of the students and staff who participated received a Certificate and a Badge to acknowledge their participation. The certificate stated: “Congratulations on the immense effort and enthusiasm you showed in living our ethos of Mindfulness, Resilience, and Leadership while exploring a new country”. These elements are the ones that were focused upon for the three weeks of the Expedition.
The College also received a Feedback Summary from the College staff, parents and students who were part of this program. One of the parents stated: “The growth in independence, resilience and leadership traits is an opportunity not to be missed. The memories and experiences our son has taken away from this trip cannot be measured. Education in ways that he would never have in everyday life. I could not recommend this program highly enough” (Teresa Jennings).
Some comments from the students included:
- “I feel like I am a better leader”
- “I learned empathy and how to be mindful of my teammates”
- “I can think independently and make good decisions”
- “I feel more aware of and connected to the world around me”
- “It was an insightful trip that allowed me to extend myself and realise my own potential”
Learning, which takes outside of the classroom is equally as valuable as that which happens inside and I know that each and every one of the students who traveled grew in confidence and discovered new skills and talents that they didn’t realise they had.
Alison Mackenzie | Head of Library Services
FRIENDS OF PERFORMING ARTS
Friends of Performing Arts (FOPA) is a volunteer group of parents, and others, committed to supporting their sons in the music, dance and drama programs at Trinity College. It provides support for Trinity’s extensive performing arts program; from organising food for our performers at rehearsals and performances, to running the door and ticket sales, and finally our very
impressive fundraising to give our sons the very best facilities.
The next committee meeting for the Friends of Performing Arts will be held on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 7pm in the Cultural Centre staff room. All parents are invited, especially our Junior School and Year 7 parents with aspiring musicians and performers. We hope to see you there!
Friends of Performing Arts Committee
Applications are open for 2021 scholarships and bursaries. To learn more, please visit our website by clicking here.
TRINITY COLLEGE TUITION FEE RAFFLE
The College and Parent Council warmly invite the TC community to participate in the 2020 Tuition Fee Raffle. The Promotion Period for the 2020 TC Tuition Raffle:
- Raffle begins: Monday, 3 February at 12:00pm AWST
- Final ticket sales close on Friday, 27 March 2020 at 11:59pm AWST (unless sold out prior to this time).
The Draw will be held at Trinity College on Monday, 30 March 2020 at 12:00pm.
Tickets are $50 and there are only 1000 tickets available. Tickets can be purchased from www.trybooking.com/BGLNB All proceeds will go to improvements to student common areas, including the provision of increased seating, tables, shade, and cold water. The prize will be drawn at Trinity College on Monday, 30 March 2020 at 12:00PM AWST. Best of luck to all parents and carers who will participate in the draw!
Terms & Conditions apply. Please see the College website for the full T&C's: https://tinyurl.com/shf7p2g
Mrs Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK FUNDRAISER FOR TRINITY COLLEGE FRIENDS OF PERFORMING ARTS
Don't pay full price and dine as a family for less by purchasing an Entertainment Membership supporting Trinity College Friends of Performing Arts. Up to $60 off dining in some of your favourite restaurants across your city. Join this month and receive 3 months extra membership on Single & Multi-City and a BONUS $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card with every Membership purchased https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8356k5
YEAR 11 and 12 STUDENTS INTERESTED IN STUDYING MEDICINE/DENTISTRY
Students applying for admission into Curtin University’s undergraduate degree in medicine program and those applying for admission into the ‘direct’ pathway at UWA for Dentistry/Medicine must meet the following admission requirements:
- Achievement of an appropriate ATAR (e.g. UWA Direct – ATAR 99)
- Achieve a suitable University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) score
- Attend an interview
Over recent years, a number of companies/educational organisations provide interview coaching and preparation courses and resources to support students working towards medical or dental entry. iCanMed is an educational organisation that provides training to prospective applicants for medicine/dentistry. They have offered to conduct a FREE two-hour Seminar to Trinity and Mercedes College students on Wednesday, 25 March 3:30pm-5:30pm at Mercedes College. To register please click here.
The two-hour session will give students the opportunity to practice questions from the UCAT and learn about interview structure and questions.
NOTE: At the conclusion of the two-hour session, representatives from iCanMed will offer students the opportunity to complete further courses in UCAT and interview preparation. Students need to be aware that there is a cost attached to these courses and that your participation/enrolment will be at your own expense. The decision to participate in any extra training is your responsibility – you should not feel pressured to enrol!
UCAT TESTING DATES AND FEES
Below are the key UCAT dates and fees for 2020. More information can be accessed here: https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/dates-and-fees/
There are a few commercial companies that claim they can boost UCAT test scores. UCAT ANZ strongly advises candidates to use the official practice tests and question banks. UCAT practice tests and resources can be found here: https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/practice-tests/
Monday, 30 March 2020 - Course Information Evening
From 6pm hear from our Future Students team and find out all you need to know about:
- How UWA’s internationally recognised course model sets you up for a long-term career
- Courses and entry requirements
- Maximising your ATAR and keeping your options open when selecting your upper-school subjects
- Work-integrated learning and student exchange opportunities
- Student life and support services
- Key dates and events for 2020
- How we’ll make sure you're career-ready when it comes to landing your dream job
Our dedicated faculty specialists, academic teaching staff and current UWA students will also be on hand to answer any questions at our expo from 4:30pm.
4.30pm–6pm: Interactive faculty course expo – speak directly to faculty specialists, academic teaching staff and current students.
6pm–8pm: Information presentation, followed by presentations from each faculty.
Tuesday, 7 April - ECU Arts and Humanities Information Evening
ECU delivers a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology, and social sciences, criminology and justice, and the humanities. It’s also home to one of the world’s best film and television schools, the Western Australian Screen Academy. To register please click here: https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/events/arts-and-humanities
Sunday, 22 March - Medicine Information Session
The Notre Dame Medicine program is for postgraduates but in 2020 the information session has been split into two parts with the first part being for high school students. Find out all you need to know about our leading Doctor of Medicine and Pre-Medicine Certificate programs at our Medicine Info Session on Sunday 22 March. Meet current students, discuss the application process, tour our medical facilities and attend a dedicated presentation:
Presentation 1 – For high school students
- 12:45pm for a 1pm presentation
- School of Medicine (ND35), The University of Notre Dame Australia, 38/40 Henry St, Fremantle
- More information and booking form can be accessed here: https://www.notredame.edu.au/events-items/medicine-info-session
Sunday, 22 March - Notre Dame A Day in the Life of a Uni Student
The Notre Dame, A Day in the Life of a Uni Student is run during the July holidays. If you would like to secure a place details will soon go up HERE.
Tuesday, 31 March - Notre Dame Parents’ Information Session. For more information go HERE.
Wednesday, 22 April - Medicine Information Evening
More information and booking form can be accessed here: https://news.curtin.edu.au/events/medicine-information-evening/
These nights give you the chance to talk to industry-leading academics and meet current and past students
- Wednesday, 18 March - Business
- Wednesday, 1 April - Humanities
- Wednesday, 29 April - Creative
- Wednesday, 13 May - Engineering
- Wednesday, 27 May - Education
- Wednesday, 10 June - Technology
- Wednesday, 5 August - Law and Criminology
- Wednesday, 19 August - Science
More info and registration details can be found here: www.murdoch.edu.au/events
PSA SWIMMING INTERS
Congratulations to all our students who competed at last night’s PSA Swimming Inters. Our boys finished in 3rd place behind Hale and winners, Christ Church. It was fantastic to see the sportsmanship of competitors and the spectators’ show of tcspirit!
To view results from the Trinity v Christ Church fixture, click here.
TEAM (TRINITY ELITE ATHLETE MENTORING)
In the current educational climate, it is vital that young men experience a well-rounded curriculum where an emphasis on striving to do your best in all pillars is evident. To ensure our high achieving student-athletes are maximising their opportunities and potential moving forward, the College is proud to introduce the inaugural TEAM Program.
The acronym TEAM (Trinity Elite Athlete Mentoring) was devised to reflect the key focus of the program; to provide guidance through mentoring athletes managing the dual demands of their academic and sporting commitments. Targeting elite and high performing athletes who meet the eligibility criteria, the ideal is to provide advocacy to those students who seek to combine their sporting goals with productive and challenging academic pathways.
It is hoped that TEAM will enhance the connectedness and overall well-being of student athletes in balancing the demands of study and sport during their time at the College. Through the program, athletes gain exposure to development opportunities, have access to performance aids, and are provided with the support networks necessary to assist them in balancing study, within an already busy schedule of academic and sport-related activities.
Students wishing to access the support of the College’s new TEAM Program are required to meet eligibility by competing at a State or National level. This can be demonstrated by membership of a State or National squad or team – eg. Australian Institute of Sport or West Australian Institute of Sport.
TRINITY COLLEGE FRIENDS OF FOOTBALL
- The Friends of Football are hosting a season launch on Friday, 1 May on Mann Oval from 4pm. This is after the first Middle School, fixture and the day before the senior students commence their season against Christchurch. All Trinity football players in both the junior and senior schools are encouraged to attend and parents are of course, most welcome. All players will receive a sausage sizzle and a drink. There will be free raffles, TC Old Boy AFL players in attendance as well as the presentation of coaches and captains for years 9, 10 and the 1st XVIII. The 1st XVIII team for the first game will also be presented to the football community. For catering purposes, details on how to RSVP will follow.
- Save the date – the Friends of Football will be holding a quiz night as the major fundraiser on Saturday, 6 June. More details to follow regarding this important event.
- The committee will again be seeking volunteers to act as Year Coordinators for Years 7 to 10 as well as a senior team coordinator. Volunteers will also be required to assist with duties such as timekeeping, goal umpiring and providing oranges and lollies for the players. More information detailing how you can assist will be available in the weeks ahead. If you have any questions about any of these matters feel free to email me at the college firstname.lastname@example.org or the President of FOF Matt Brennan via email@example.com.
Mr Chris Allanson
Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
Today was a very special Junior School Assembly as Peter Torre ('89) addressed JS staff and students for the last time as TOBA President. It was a jam-packed Assembly with Mr Torre introducing the First XIII, naming a new boat after Steve Leahy ('78) and of course the presentation of the prestigious TOBA Award for TC Spirit to a deserving recipient, Jaxon. Mr Torre has been instrumental in educating Junior School students about the true meaning of TC spirit, the history of the College and what it means to be a true 'man for others'. He was thanked with a framed collage of photos and a book of heartfelt messages. Staff and students then belted out a version of ‘In Nomini Domine’ reworded especially for Mr Torre, followed by the old CBC song.
We will miss you Mr Torre! #tcspirit
TOBA GOLF DAY
Humid weather did not deter TC stalwarts yesterday at the 22nd Annual TOBA Golf Day. Seventeen teams took to the impeccable course at The Western Australian Golf Club in Yokine for a great day of camaraderie, community, and sporting prowess!
Congrats to winning team Ashley Little (’97), Ben Tomasini (’97), Brett Mathanda (’97) and Tim Barralet-Leak who won with a score of 53 (on a countback) ahead of last years’ winners, Rob Foti (’92), Michael Moursellas (’92), Denny Scaletti (’92) and Leon Italiano.
Thanks to all our players for getting involved and making it such an enjoyable day!
Huge thanks also to our sponsors and supporters:
- Bodhi J Wellness Spa’s, Danny Taylor
- Boulevard Pizzeria, Dion Cestrilli (’94)
- Charles Foti Business Services, Charles (‘63), David (‘89) & Rob (‘92) Foti
- Hoyts, Paul Colreavy (‘82)
- Painted Dog Research, Chris Batini (’82) and Justin Scerri (’90)
- Perdaman Advanced Energy, Dominic Da Cruz (’86)
- Rewarding Views, Chris Batini (’82)
- Rosie O’Grady’s, Chris Brockwell (‘67)
- SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors, Gianni Redolatti (‘91) and Joe Rapanaro (‘91)
- Maurice Embley (’74)
Join in the fourth North Cott Splash 'n' Dash on Saturday, 28 March at North Cottesloe Beach. Everyone is invited to dive in and join WA's only family beach aquathlon! Spread the word to family and friends, get involved and most importantly, come along and have fun! Register now via www.northcottsplash.com
For more details regarding the Senior School Open Mornings at Iona, please visit www.iona.wa.edu.au/openmorning
ROCK AND WATER WORKSHOP
Physical exercises are constantly linked with mental and social skills. The Rock and Water Program leads from simple self-defense, boundary and communication exercises to a strong notion of self-confidence. The program offers a framework of exercises and ideas to assist boys and girls aged between 8 and 14 years to become aware of the purpose and motivation in their life. Facilitated by Craig Van Waardenburg (credited Rock and Water trainer) this family activity-based program builds on the complementary strengths of ‘the rock’ and ‘the water’. One is firm and assertive, while the other is flexible and willing to cooperate. The workshop will be held in West Leederville on Saturday, 4 April and Saturday, 13 June. Note: Due to the nature of the activities, there is only room for one child per adult attending. For more information about courses and workshops, please visit www.relationshipswa.org.au
FREE PARENT WORKSHOPS
Parents of children with learning difficulties often have questions and concerns in relation to how best they can support their child. The aim of our information sessions is to provide parents with practical information that may help their child across areas of common concern. The next information session we have available is titled Helping your Child Learn to Read and Write. It will be held on Friday, 27 March from 9:30am-11:30am. The workshop overview is: Structured synthetic phonics and other evidence-based strategies that help to develop literacy skills will be discussed. Parents will be given practical ideas on how to support their child's literacy learning at home. For further information and to register online please go to www.dsf.net.au/events. As places are limited, registration is essential
MED ENTRY UCAT PREPARATION
Students interested in pursuing Medicine need to sit the UCAT test in July 2020. MedEntry is a government-accredited institution specialising in UCAT preparation. MedEntry offers discounts of 30% for groups, numerous scholarships, and bursaries. For more information, please visit www.MedEntry.edu.au
APRIL REVISION PROGRAM
ATAR Get is a revision and ATAR exam preparation program. The April program is open to students from all WA schools and includes study skills, essay writing, subject revision and exam preparation. For more information please visit www.atarget.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Skills provides a one day course during the April school holidays for Year 7-9. The course outline includes stress management, time management, memory strategies and mind mapping. The course is presented by former Principals and Deputy Principals. For more information, visit www.topmarks1.com or email email@example.com Places are limited, so please call for a registration pack as soon as possible.