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TC Newsletter:

Volume 6  March 8, 2019

From the Principal 

Our Ash Wednesday Mass this week was a wonderful celebration of the Eucharist and signalled the commencement of our Lenten Season. Our celebration also afforded us an opportunity to formally launch our Project Compassion Appeal and to challenge the boys to consider the importance and true purpose of Christian Service – to genuinely consider ‘the other’.

Lent is a time for prayer, penance and almsgiving. As we move into this most sacred liturgical time, I would respectfully ask parents to take some time to speak to your sons about sacrifice; about going without, in order to be in solidarity with the marginalised; about the importance of prayer and reflection; about Project Compassion; and about the many lessons that can emerge through serving others. As I alluded to last week, when the family/college partnership is such that the messages from home are complemented by the messages from school, we have the greatest chance of establishing those life values considered important in the formation of caring young men.

During this time of Lent, when our boys have been challenged to consider their personal commitment to Christian Service and their personal contributions to our Project Compassion appeal, it is very timely to reflect on the thoughts and words of the leader of our Church, Pope Francis. He has continually made strong references to the importance of service to others and the need for us, as Christians, to show leadership in this regard. He has demonstrated through actions and words, a particularly strong sense of social justice that is focused on the plight of those who are marginalised.

The very human side of our Pope has been clearly evident through his attempt to instil a new sense of humility and simplicity into our Church. Pope Francis has spoken about the importance of having a real and meaningful social outreach and being of ’service to community’. He has repeated a metaphor in which he emphasises the model of the shepherd. He says that good Christian leaders must be so in touch with the people around them that “…they are shepherds with the smell of the sheep”. This is a clear call to exercise leadership and service by way of proximity and example. It is consistent with the expectations we have at our College in terms of Christian Service.

It is in giving that we truly receive - and it is in reaching out that others may have the chance to reach up. Our Project Compassion Appeal provides an opportunity for students, and indeed families, to reach out; and our commitment to Christian Service helps our boys understand why!

Live Jesus in our hearts

Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal

College Events


Last weekend, the Quest retreat was held for our Year 8 students. The Quest retreat is an important way of continuing the introduction of our Year 8s to the Trinity College community and identity. This unique, special event is designed to build unity and spirit, and as such, is a mixture of fun times, serious times, working and praying together. Under the guidance of the Year 11 Peer Ministers, the Year 8s participated enthusiastically in a canned food collection and reflected on the activity afterwards.

The Quest retreat also fosters genuine pastoral care through a buddy system, in which the Year 11 Peer Ministers ‘adopt’ two or three little brothers and give them an older ‘brother’ to relate to. The Retreat is facilitated by a team of Cadre (Year 12 students) and provides a very real opportunity for our senior students to provide leadership. The leadership shown by the 17 Year 12 Cadre, the 54 Year 11 Peer Ministers, the 3 Year 12 Peer Ministers and our 18 Year 10 Roadies was fantastic. The Witness session, where a student Peer Minister stood with a Year 8 student, as they addressed over 250 people, was particularly powerful.

Thanks to the many staff who gave up their time to assist with the retreat, especially Mr Daniel Bateman, Mrs Rosa West, Mr David Allen, the Year 8 Pastoral Care teachers and the many other staff who assisted to ensure the success of the weekend. Thanks also to Fr Oscar Aguilera for celebrating Mass to commence our day.


Yesterday the JPSSA Swimming Carnival was held at HBF Stadium. Our boys competed exceptionally well and should be pleased with their results. Congratulations to the boys who swam and thanks to the staff who assisted in the event.


Friends for Others is an initiative of the College, which offers support to members of the Trinity College community who are going through difficult times. Our aim is to provide meals, transport or other appropriate support, by volunteers from within our Community.

If you were involved last year and still wish to be part of this project, or if you are new and you would like to make a contribution by cooking a meal or helping with transport, please contact Mrs Beverly Martinez on 9223 8106 or, including details of what support you’re able to offer. Our aim is to protect the privacy and dignity of all involved, so when offering your support, please understand that your discretion is as valuable as your help.


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. Tables will go on sale at 9:00am on Monday, 18 March through the College Online Store. Tickets always sell out quickly, so we suggest you finalise your table of 10 ‘current Trinity parents’ so that you are ready to purchase your tickets on 18 March. It should be a great evening.


All families, Old Boys and friends of Trinity are invited to attend this year's Trinty College Regatta tomorrow morning. 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 


A cast of Senior School Drama students are performing in the production of 'The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon', a comedy by Don Zolidis. Some of the more classic fairy tales such as Snow White, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride! Come along to this family-friendly show and support the students as they attempt to play numerous characters in a very unique way. We hope to see you there! Event Details:

  • Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Gibney Hall, Trinity College

There are no tickets or assigned seating but an opportunity for a donation to the Drama Department upon entry. If further information is required please contact Ms Lisa Laurino (

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College Calendar


Monday, 11 March

  • 8:15am Staff Briefing
  • 10:50–11.50am Year 11 Geography Incursion
  • 3:20pm Staff Meeting
  • 5:00pm Governance Committee Meeting
  • 7:00pm Year 8/9 Parent Information Night – Teenage Boys and Mental Health

Tuesday, 12 March 

  • 8:40am Secondary Assembly (Swimming)
  • 10:30am–3:00pm Year 11/12 Media Excursion

Wednesday, 13 March

  • 8:40am–1:15pm Year 11/12 Art Excursion

Thursday, 14 March

  • TC v GG 
  • Swimming Photo
  • PSA Swimming Inters HBF Stadium 4:00pm–9:30pm 
  • Year 5 Camp at Forest Edge

Friday, 15 March

  • 8:00am Mass
  • TC v GG
  • National Day Against Violence and Bullying
  • Year 11 River Cruise
  • Year 7 Parents Welcome Night

Saturday, 16 March

  • TC v GG
  • Wesley Regatta 
  • Trinity–Terrace Old Boys' Charge of the 125th Celebration

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Junior School News


All Year 4s have started the year in Science studying matter and chemistry in our state of the art STEM room with their Science Specialist teacher. They have been classifying substances as being either a solid, liquid and gas. They have also watched a balloon of hydrogen gas being blown up (safely by their teacher!). Last week, the boys made their own slime and carried out various tests to determine whether it was a solid or a liquid or both. They have learned about viscosity and polymers and why slime is a non-newtonian liquid. An exciting introduction to Science in Year 4.


A squad of 27 boys went to HBF Stadium on Thursday to represent the College at the JPSSA Interschool Swimming Carnival. Congratulations to all boys who swam on the day as they all did very well. Thank you to the parents who came along to support the boys and special thanks to Mr Luke Thompson and Miss Adelaide Garland who coached and prepared the team. 


On Thursday morning, 15 Year 5 students participated in the Junior School excursion to Sculptures by the Sea at Cottesloe beach. Luckily, the weather improved and we were able to enjoy our focus tour without getting wet! The boys were able to explore and engage with a selection of sculptures in the exhibition site with a Sculpture by the Sea educator.

“I really liked all the pieces of art that moved in the wind. Sculptures that move because of the environment are called kinetic. We got to meet an artist and she told us about her cactus sculpture which was made from zip-ties. I think everyone should go to Sculpture by the Sea!” said Ben Elder (5W). 


Next week, 96 Year 5s and 38 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.


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 


Tuesday, 12 March
  • Sports Training for Year 5s and 6s
  • Year 4 Excursion to Kings Park
Wednesday, 13 March
  • Year 5s leave for Camp at Forest Edge
Thursday, 14 March
  • Year 4 Basketball Carnival
  • Sport v Guildford
Friday, 15 March
  • Assembly 2:40pm
  • Year 5s return from Camp

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


This week we had a short week as we had a Monday public holiday, so we had a lot to pack into four days. The week got off to a flying start with training for the Year 5 and 6 students. On Wednesday, we started off the day with a whole school Mass for Ash Wednesday, which signifies the start of Lent. Fra Oscar encouraged us to pray more during Lent, to fast on Fridays during Lent and donate to Project Compassion. On Thursday, our inter-school swimmers who have been training represented Trinity College at the JPSSA Swimming Carnival. Well done to those boys who represented our College with pride. The rest of the boys did some class sport while they were doing swimming. Some very lucky boys visited Sculptures by the Sea. Friday brought with it the much anticipated second TOBA Assembly, where as usual Mr Torre entertained us. 

Michael Hall (6G) and Charlie McDonald (6W) 

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Secondary School News


Year 7 parents are invited to the Class of 2024 Year 7 Parents Welcome Night. Meet parents of boys starting high school this year at Trinity College at this casual social gathering, organised by parents for parents, taking place upstairs in the Staff Lounge. 

  • Venue: Trinity College Staff Lounge, Level 3, Cultural Centre.
  • Friday, 15 March, 7:00pm to 10:30pm
  • BYO drinks and nibbles to share

This event is free, but please RSVP here: 


The recent Co-Curricular Carousel for the Year 7 cohort generated huge interest from the students about the many Co-Curricular opportunities at the College – one of them being a Year 7 Book Club. We currently have a Book Club for each year level, meeting once a fortnight to talk books, chat and consume snacks. Thanks to our Senior Book Clubbers for helping out on the day – Callum Lee (Year 10), Josh Locke (Year 11) and Ethan Throssell (Year 11). Currently, our Book Clubs run on the following days: 

  • Year 11 – Thursday Recess Odd Weeks – Ms Mackenzie
  • Year 10 – Thursday Recess Even Weeks – Mrs McLevie
  • Year 9 – Thursday Recess Odd Weeks – Mrs McLevie
  • Year 7/8 – Monday Recess Even Weeks – Mrs Fielden 

New members are always welcome! 

Lachlan Brown (Year 7) and Lucas Cardaci (Year 7)

As well as being passionate about collecting and repurposing plastic bottles and fruit punnets, the TCEC is also passionate about making sure that as much paper and cardboard at Trinity College is being recycled. This week there has been a roll out of new recycling boxes for all offices around the College. The TCEC members each have responsibility for one or two areas that they look after and ensuring that recycling is happening and doing our bit for the environment around us. 

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College News

L-R: Amanda Marocchi, Amanda Cox, Darren O'Neill, Chris Sutherland and Tess Warner
TC students and mothers at the International Women's Day Breakfast

International Women’s Day is a time where men and women come together and celebrate equality. The theme for International Women’s Day for 2019 is ‘#BalanceforBetter.’ Collective actions and shared responsibility are key for driving a gender-balanced world.

On Thursday, 7 March, Trinity College recognised this significant event by hosting a breakfast for all students and parents to attend. The event was accompanied by two influential guest speakers; Amanda Cox who is a CFO and general manager at the West Coast Eagles and Chris Sutherland ('81), managing director at ‘Programmed’ and Trinity College Old Boy.

Trinity College designed postcards with messages from students conveying their love and thanks to an influential woman in their life. This was sent to all women chosen by students on International Women’s Day.

The main goal for Trinity College in the future is to influence young men to respect and appreciate the important role women play in our society.

Written by all the students in PCG 9.6


On Tuesday, 5 March, two students each from Years 6-10 participated in Caritas Australia’s launch of Project Compassion. The event, held at Clontarf Aboriginal College, opened with a Welcome to Country, followed by Aboriginal Dancing. A smoking ceremony then led us to Holy Mass where we were very fortunate to have the principal celebrant, Bishop Donald Sproxton, celebrate this very reverent celebration. We were also by the talented musical staff at Clontarf Aboriginal College who lead us in singing.

Following Mass, Clontarf Aboriginal College staff and students were gracious hosts. Having prepared 1700 pancakes, the boys were served a delicious morning tea. The day allowed the boys to participate in a Just Leadership workshop where they engaged in discussions and activities with students from all around the Perth Archdiocese. Students were able to discuss what the 2019 Lenten slogan, ‘Give Lent 100%’ meant to them. This opportunity provided our students with a deeper understanding of the pivotal role that young people play in heightening the school community’s awareness of Catholic Social Teaching and social justice issues – globally, nationally and locally.

I was very impressed with the boys’ impeccable manners and willingness to participate in all activities with enthusiasm, creativity and dedication.

Mrs Rosa West | Director of Campus Ministry 


Due to the overwhelming popularity of the fee-free recharging service offered at Student Services, we have had to introduce a $10 minimum recharge limit. The Student Services Officers have been inundated with students reloading very small amounts, which has prevented them from completing other work tasks.

To reload your card at Student Services, you can take the cash ($10 minimum) 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. For more information, including how to load funds onto the student card 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. 


The My Student Account (MSA) system used in the College Canteen for cashless purchases does not link to other databases here at the College. If you have supplied the College with allergy information through Consent2Go, this data does not transfer to the MSA system used in the Canteen. Parents of students who have serious or severe allergies are asked to please log on to their son’s MSA Account and enter the relevant allergy information so that an alert message is displayed on the screen when your son goes to make a purchase. Instructions on how to add allergy information to an MSA Account can be found on the College website here or by clicking on this link.


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
  • 1kg silver glitter
  • 6 x 20kg pool salt
  • 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
  • Realestate 88 – Wright Family 

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


We are living in times of unprecedented change - a time where we are required to prepare students for jobs that haven't been invented yet. How do we equip students to navigate a future that hasn't been dreamed of yet? Find out how Notre Dame empowers its students with invaluable critical thinking skills. We'll also step you through the transition from high school to university, our admissions process and university student life. This event is for students in Year 10, 11 and 12 and their parents/guardians. 

  • 13 March at 6:00pm
  • Tannock Hall, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

For more information and to register, click 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


Want to know what different courses are offered for upper school mathematics? Attend the Mathematics Pathways Evening to hear from current university students about their mathematics pathway from high school to the course they are now studying. 

  • Tuesday, 19 March at Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley, Building 3, Room 3.101
  • Wednesday, 10 April at Murdoch University, Robertson Lecture Theatre, Building 245

Event Registration and light refreshments: 5:30pm. Information Evening commences at 6:00pm. Register here

Click here for the official flyer which includes campus maps.  


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 at 10:30am – 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



There is a TC Bye this week. A reminder that the Trinity Regatta is taking place tomorrow morning - all welcome. Please see the College Events section of this newsletter for more information.

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. 

In celebration of International Women's Day, we wanted to share a story from one of the women who has made an impact on Trinity College over the years. Chances are, if you have come for a tour of the school over the past 20 years, you have been welcomed by Mrs Petra Spencer. She established the Registrar position at the College and has been welcoming new families to Trinity for 22 years! #tc125years. To read her 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


The Perth Observatory site will be closed for a few weeks in March for maintenance. During this time, they will be taking 6 of their telescopes to Lesmurdie Senior High School's oval for their Night Sky Tours. Schools are offered a 10% discount on bookings. Details as follows: 

  • Saturday 9th, 23rd and 30th March: 8:00pm–10:00pm  
  • Venue: Lesmurdie Senior High School oval, 21 Reid Rd, Lesmurdie 
  • Adult: $40; Concession: $30; Child: $20 (see flyer, link below, for 10% discount code)
  • Sausage sizzle from 6:30pm
  • Volunteers take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere's sky with a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters. 

In the event of a forecast for bad weather, the decision to cancel the tour will be made at 2:00pm on the day of the tour and all ticket holders will be contacted via email and phone using details provided during the booking process. You will then be given the option to receive a refund or transfer the booking to an alternative tour date/time. 

To read the flyer which include code for 10% discount, click here. To book, click here. For information on School Day Tours, click here


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: 


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. 

Academic Group is providing the following programs in the April school holidays held at several high schools in Perth: 

  • Year 11 and 12 ATAR Revision
  • Year 12 ATAR Enrichment Program – a specialist program held at UWA
  • Year 7–10 Skills Development Program

To enrol, visit the website:

For more information, contact Academic Group on 9314 9500 or email 

10% early bird discount available for Skills Development and ATAR Revision Programs until 25 March 2019


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.


There will be a Basketball Development Camp during the April school holidays at Perth College: 

  • Monday, 15 April to Thursday, 18 April
  • 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • For girls and boys aged 4 to 14 years old. All levels
  • $45 per day or $170 for all four days
  • Perth College, 31 Lawley Cres, Mount Lawley

To read the flyer, click here. To register, contact Anna Sykes on 0400 227 030 or Steph Jones on 0405 141 027 or email: 


The Western Australian Policy Force would like to invite students and families to the WA Police Force Expo. This is a free family event, which will provide an opportunity for community members to see real-life demonstrations, interactive displays and the latest crime-fighting technology.  

  • Venue: WA Policy Academy, 81 Lakeside Drive, Joondalup
  • Saturday, 23 March
  • 11:00am to 4:00pm

To read the flyer, click here. For more information, visit


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 

Click on the image above to visit the website.  

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