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TC Newsletter:

Volume 8  March 22, 2019


From the Principal 

Illustration by Rebel Challenger

The terrible news that emerged from Christchurch last Friday has certainly made this past week a particularly tough one. The tragic shooting of innocent people, gathered as a community and in prayer, has quite understandably been upsetting, unsettling and challenging. While mindful not to provide any political or philosophical commentary on such a shocking situation, I do feel compelled to caution about the effect that such images, social media saturation and general media views may have on our students. As a parent, I know that our first reaction can often be to protect our children from such tragic events. However, as an educator, I know the importance of allowing our children to talk on such matters. This is a view shared by one of Australia’s leading parenting and educational writers and acclaimed author, Michael Grose who encourages parents to ‘let their children talk about events such as those which occurred in Christchurch’.

So how do you approach this with your children? What do you say to a young child who seeks an explanation? How do you respond to a child trying to come to terms with the fact that one person could commit this offence or who is angry that a gunman could target a particular community group? There are no easy answers to these questions, but in a recent article in Parenting Ideas (www.parentingideas.com.au), Michael Grose offers these ideas to assist such important conversations: 

  • Be Available: Let your child know that it is okay to talk about the events in Christchurch. Listen to what they think and feel. By listening, you can learn more about the support that they may need. You don’t need to explain more than they are ready to hear or comprehend, but be willing to answer their questions.
  • Filter the News: While not advocating censorship, it is important to take particular care about your child’s exposure to news events, mindful of their developmental capacity to process and comprehend.
  • Engage with Older Children: Many issues are now arising from this event that may be of significant interest to secondary students. Discussions about political leadership, gun laws, inclusivity, divisiveness and the media coverage of the event itself may emerge. Give them a chance to air their concerns and formulate their ideas in the safe confines and directions of home.
  • Manage Emotions: The Christchurch tragedy may raise many emotions for children, including sadness over the loss of life, confusion over how such an event could happen, and outrage over injustice. Take your cues from your children and follow the threads that emerge. Demonstrate that you understand and value how they may be feeling.
  • Moderate your Language: Currently, we live in very divisive times. Encourage kids to be inclusive of others, steering clear of value-laden, extreme language such as ‘terrorists’, ‘evil’ and ‘horrors’ when describing the events and the alleged perpetrators. 
  • Keep to a Normal Routine: Your child may feel powerless and even worried. Maintaining the same sleeping, eating and daily routines can help to restore a sense of control over our daily lives. 
  • Show Them How to Change the World: Amidst such social divisiveness, our children are letting us know that they don’t want to continue living this way. While values such as kindness, compassion, inclusivity and sharing may not make great political slogans, they are precisely the values that our children need. They form the basis of every strong community and we must always look to model such values.

It is precisely these values that we have referred to as a College this week. All Pastoral Care Groups began this week in prayer, seeking God’s blessings on the victims, their families and friends, the first responders and the society we all live in. Importantly, we shared in a Prayer of Healing – praying for our communities to come together in strength and support. In troubling times, our beliefs and values must sustain and guide us.

I conclude with the message posted on our College Facebook page:

In the wake of Friday’s horrific attacks in Christchurch, the Trinity College community would like to extend our thoughts and prayers of solidarity to the people of New Zealand as they come to terms with this terrible tragedy. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly and we hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. #TheyAreUs

Live Jesus in our hearts

Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal


College Events

SHARK SIGHTING AT TC

The Australian Water Polo team, the Aussie Sharks, have been training in the Trinity College pool this week, along with teams from Canada and Japan. Last night, approximately 100 TC water polo players and their families enjoyed a barbecue and watched a three-way game between Australia, Canada and Japan from 6:00-8:00pm. Mr Darren O’Neill was presented with a signed Water Polo Australia shirt by the Head Coach Elvis Fatovic

HEAD OF THE RIVER

The Head of the River Regatta will be held tomorrow (Saturday, 23 March 2019) at Champion Lakes. Races commence at 9:00am, with the Head of the River at 11:00am. Support from our College community will be a further motivation to these young men as they compete in this major event. Champion Lakes is an international standard course that allows for great racing and good viewing for spectators. We remind all of our senior students that their first responsibility is to honour their commitment to their normal Saturday morning team – they must not let their own team mates down in attempting to support the rowers.

We take this opportunity to thank the many teachers and coaches who, through their dedication and commitment, have provided another great term of rowing. Thanks is also extended to our wonderful rowing parents who quietly go about offering so much practical support for rowing at Trinity College. 

The Regatta on Saturday will be live streamed and this can be accessed at either: 4style.com.au/live or youtube.com/4stylemedia/live

CHARGE OF THE 125TH

Thank you to those who attended the 'Charge of the 125th' on Saturday night. What an incredible night it was – our Old Boys looked amazing marching over the bridge being led by our Pipes and Drums and the row by topped it off! Thanks to everyone who attended and those who assisted in making this a most memorable celebration.
We are keen to create an album of memories and ask that Old Boys please send any photos taken to: toba@trinity.wa.edu.au for inclusion.

Thank you all for your feedback and words of thanks – it’s very much appreciated. Some kind words below from past TOBA President, Patrick Coward (’81):
May I offer my hearty congratulations to the Trinity-Terrace Old Boys’ Association committee and to everyone who was involved in organising last night’s spectacular reunion. The march across Matagarup Bridge, lit up with the two blues and a green, accompanied by the haunting skirl of a pipe band that is clearly at the top of its game, was an unforgettable introduction to what was a night of nights.
The slick organisation, the punchy and meaningful speeches, the rousing songs superbly accompanied by the College orchestra and the delicious food and wine made it one of the best reunions I’ve ever been to.
The atmosphere was electric and the crowd remained entirely engaged with proceedings in a way that I’ve rarely seen.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself as did everyone I spoke to. You should all be very proud. It truly was a night to remember.

CAMPUS MINISTRY – YEAR 12 TABGHA RETREATS

On Wednesday, all of our Year 12 students attended seven different venues to participate in their Tabgha Retreat. The name “Tabgha” is an Arabic contraction of the Greek “Heptapegon” (the place of the seven springs). It is associated with Jesus multiplying the bread and fish. During the retreat day, students reflected on gifts that we bring to the world, and how with Jesus’ help, these gifts will be multiplied and shared for the benefit of others.  The students enjoyed the opportunity to stop, to reflect and to pray. A special thanks to all the staff who contributed to this special Formation activity.

SPORT WINDUPS

As First Term Sport comes to a close (the last fixture is the weekend of the 30 March), most sports are organising a windup and trophy presentation event. We thank the coaches and the organising committees, for their efforts in this area. We take this opportunity to remind all students and parents that “afters” are not sanctioned by the College, and that there is no supervision provided at these events by the College. In the past, we have had experiences where these have attracted an unwarranted element, and our students have been placed in unsafe situations. Please support one another and say NO to either organising such activities or allowing your son to attend. 

TRINITY COLLEGE OPEN DAY

Trinity College Open Day for prospective families is taking place on Wednesday, 22 May 2019Families can choose from three sessions: 9:30am, 12:00pm or 4:15pm. Each session will have a welcome by the Principal, followed by student-led tours of the College, concluding with light refreshments and a chance to chat with some of our teaching staff. The 9:30am and 12:00pm sessions will run for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, and the 4:15pm session will run for an hour. Please share this with families who may be interested in discovering more about our College. For more information and to register, click here.

PARENT COUNCIL BALL – SOLD OUT

Thank you to our parents for your overwhelming support for the Parent Council Ball. The demand for tickets was so overwhelming that ticket sales were suspended yesterday when all tickets had been sold. The Parent Council are delighted and appreciative for your prompt response, which will greatly assist with the planning for this wonderful event. Unfortunately, there are no further sales, nor any wait-listing.   

The Parent Ball is conducted as a means of assisting to offset the costs of the Year 12 Student Ball. The demand for tickets this year was unprecedented and the Parent Council wishes to acknowledge the incredible support for the 2019 Parent Ball and to acknowledge the disappointment for parents who missed out on a ticket despite their efforts to have their tables ready. 

The enormous effort being undertaken by the Year 12 Parent Committee and the band of creative and dedicated helpers, together with College Staff and the generous suppliers of various resources and labour, will deliver a great Year 12 Student Ball, backed up by the Parent Council Ball on the following night.

Thank you to all those parents that wished to attend but missed out. We certainly understand your disappointment, but the size of Gibney Hall puts necessary limits on the numbers able to attend. We offer my thanks to the large number of parents and staff who are working together to make both the Student Ball and the Parent Ball such a success.

SCHOOL FEES

The College is aware that over the last few years many parents have experienced financial difficulties and when particular circumstances are brought to our attention we have endeavoured to help. This assistance can vary from extended repayment programs, discounts or even concessions. The College Board is committed to this assistance program because this is the very ethos that Blessed Edmund Rice started all his schools with. 

If you feel that you will not be able to fulfil your fee obligations by Friday, 4 October 2019, it is essential to contact the Bursar, Mr Michael Burgess, 9223 8126 – and this contact should be made as soon as practical. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

TRINITY COLLEGE TUITION FEE RAFFLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs Beverly Martinez | Community Coordinator 

TRINITY COLLEGE PRESENTS THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON

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 (laurino.lisa@trinity.wa.edu.au).

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College Calendar

TERM 1, WEEK 8

Monday, 25 March

  • 8:15am Staff Briefing
  • Music Ensemble and Special Group Photos
  • 3:20pm Pastoral Council Meeting 

Tuesday, 26 March 

  • 9:35am Year 7 Mass
  • 3:45pm5:00pm Year 7 Olympiad Social with Mercedes at MC
  • 3:30pm5:30pm Year 9 Charity Walk with Mercedes 

Wednesday, 27 March

  • 7:30pm Performing Arts Perspectives – PCH 

Thursday, 28 March

  • TC v WC 
  • Junior School Summer Sport Photos 
  • Year 11 Biology Excursion

Friday, 29 March

  • 8:00am Mass
  • TC v WC
  • Year 11 Aviation Air Experience
  • Middle School Summer Sport Photos

Saturday, 30 March

  • TC v WC
  • Scholarship Exams
  • Basketball Windup
  • Cricket Windup
  • Volleyball Windup
  • Water Polo Windup

Sunday, 31 March

  • Tennis Windup

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Junior School News

ROWING ASSEMBLY

On Tuesday, the Junior School joined with the rest of the College to attend the Rowing Assembly. It is a wonderful opportunity for the boys to be part of significant whole school events and to see what they can achieve as Trinity students. Good luck to all crews on Saturday 

PARENT INFORMATION EVENING

The Parent Evening about Social and Emotional Intelligence was a very informative and engaging forum. Thank you to Laura Allison for facilitating the evening and for the 70+ parents and teachers who attended. It is fantastic that so many parents are hearing the same message and being given the same information about how to assist the positive well-being of our boys. I believe we all left the evening having learned some valuable information. 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS

There are many Extra-Curricular Clubs and activities available to the Junior School boys, and thanks to several teachers, this is continuing to grow. The Coding Clubs have commenced and are well attended by the boys. Thank you to Mr Brennan and Miss Gorman for running this after-school program. This week, Mr Brennan has also commenced the After-School Engineering Club, which 12 of the Year 5 boys who applied will participate in this first 8-week block. Currently, there is a group of Year 6s who are involved in Art Extension classes on Monday afternoons. A group of Year 9s, overseen by Mrs Spencer, are helping in the Junior School each Wednesday afternoon, assisting boys wishing for help and guidance with their homework. Miss Turich has created much interest in the TCEC - Junior School Sustainability group and I am excited by some of the activities that are planned throughout the year. The Chess Club will also be commencing soon and will provide the boys with opportunities to develop their game play. In addition to these various clubs, the boys also have extra-curricular opportunities through their sport, music and dance involvements.

DATES TO REMEMBER 

Tuesday, 25 March
  • Sports training for Years 5 and 6 
Thursday, 28 March
  • Junior School Summer Sports photos
  • Sport v Wesley
Friday, 29 March
  • Year 4 White Assembly commencing at 2:20pm in Gibney Hall


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

PREFECTS' CORNER

Wow, Week 7 is already here. We had the TC Rowing assembly on Tuesday which showed all the rowing crews and the first 8 row past. This week the Year 5s are at school, back from camp last week. Friday, we had an assembly and the TCEC group started with Miss Turich. This Saturday there is the Head of the River, where all the PSA schools come down to Champion Lakes to support their school. That’s all for the week. 

Luca Fowler (6G) and Ziggy Kaeser (6B)

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Secondary School News

YEAR 11 RIVER CRUISE WITH MERCEDES COLLEGE

Our Year 11 boys had lots of fun on the Year 11 River Cruise with Mercedes College last Friday night, departing from Elizabeth Quay. 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE AWARD
Hello, my name is Nic Fry and I am in Year 9. Last year, I decided to apply for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award program because I wanted to become a better leader in all aspects of College life and to push myself out of my comfort zone. For my skill component, I have chosen cooking. For the Physical Recreation component, I chose to do water polo and finally, I am still deciding on what to do for my service. I believe that this Bronze Award can help me grow as a person and also help me in the future with getting a job. This Bronze Award requires you to stand up for your peers and lead by example, and I think I have these qualities. I am really eager to see how I progress with my fellow participants throughout the year.  
 

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College News

FRIENDS OF THE ARTS FOOTY TIPPING COMPETITION 

Click here to read the flyer for the Friends of the Arts 2019 Footy Tipping Competition. To register: 

TC CRICKET FUNDRAISER – ONLINE AUCTION

In preparing for our upcoming Senior Cricket Windup, Trinity parents have been able to gather some fantastic prizes. For some of the larger and more valuable items, we have decided to create an online auction for people to bid. The auction is live now and will run through until Sunday, 31 March. These prizes include:

  • 2017 Signed and Framed Wallabies Playing Shirt
  • Oska Pulse Device
  • Round of Golf for 4 at Lake Karrinyup Golf Course

If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, please use this link: https://www.32auctions.com/TCCricket to enter the auction. Winners will be contacted after the auction closes for payment and pickup details. Please note: there is a reserve on each of the items. 

Mr Corey Miskiewicz | Physical & Outdoor Education Teacher

SEEKING HOST FAMILIES FOR ITALIAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS

The Italian department is still seeking host families for Italian exchange students that come to Perth for a two-month stay from the end of June until the end of August. The exchange program is an opportunity for an intercultural experience and often lifelong friendships are made. Your son does not have to be studying Italian to take part in this wonderful opportunity. If you host, your son will also have the first opportunity to go to Italy for a two-month exchange over the summer holiday period. This joint program between the West Australian Teachers of Italian (WAATI) and AFS/Intercultural is in its 41st year and if you would like more information please contact Eliza Knapman (email: knapman.eliza@trinity.wa.edu.au). 

WANTED – PHOTOS DEPICTING GALLIPOLI

Guys In Groove are putting together a performance piece on "Gallipoli" and would like to put together a montage of personal photos of family or friends who fought for our country. This montage will be displayed during our performance at the Wakakirri Secondary Challenge in August. If anyone would like to share their photos with us, please email them to: nicoletto.paula@trinity.wa.edu.au. Thank you

Mrs Paula Nicoletto | Dance Coordinator - Performing Arts

CASHLESS CANTEEN 

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. 

ADDING ALLERGY INFORMATION TO MY STUDENT ACCOUNT (MSA)

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.

DONATIONS, MATERIALS AND SERVICES REQUEST FOR YEAR 12 BALL

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

Preparations for the Ball are well underway with many Year 12 parents volunteering their time at school on weekends to help design and create a magical and spectacular event for our students to enjoy.

A special thank you goes to Alan Markham (Nicola Gosatti's father) who has designed and built so many magnificent props. Also, Mick Ricci, Clay Dawson, Marty Carle, Carlo Cottino; all the dads doing all the heavy lifting and odd jobs; Kirk Bouwhis for spray painting every Sunday in the extreme heat. And all the wonderful mothers - what would we do without you!!! So much support and so much fun!!! 

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

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

  • Timber – 2.4m long
  • 1kg silver glitter
  • Artificial snow
  • Standing lanterns
  • Christmas trees
  • Artificial or real foliage for making garlands
  • White or pale grey carpet – 1m x 2m
  • 30 x 2L empty clear plastic soft drink bottles
  • Batting or fluffy white insulation
  • 180 AA batteries
  • Masking tape – 51g
  • Fairy lights
  • Wood varnish (happy with leftovers)

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

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

  • Auto One, Wanneroo – Reader Family
  • Cameleon Paints, Wangara – Sanfilippo Family
  • Discus Print & Signage  Stobie Family
  • GCS Integrated Services PL – Biundo Family
  • Inglewood Products Group – Gosatti Family
  • Spoilt Photo Booths – Dancewicz Family
  • Sublime Promotions – Del Casale Family 
  • Underraps – Owens Family
  • Ascot Signs  Bottega Family
  • Realestate 88 – Wright Family 
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS

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. 

SECOND-HAND UNIFORMS

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.

2019 SCHOOL ALLOWANCES  SECONDARY ASSISTANCE SCHEME

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

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

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

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Careers

UCAT APPLICATIONS OPEN

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. 

MATHEMATICS PATHWAYS INFORMATION EVENINGS

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. 

  • 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.  

MEDICINE INFORMATION SESSIONS

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.
WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY - HOSPITALITY AND COMMERCIAL COOKERY

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: hinks.russell@trinity.wa.edu.au or phone: 9223 8158.

ADF GAP YEAR

The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians who have finished Year 12 (or equivalent) and are aged between 17 and 24, to experience military training and lifestyle whilst gaining new skills and pay over their Gap Year.

Gap Year opportunities are available in the Navy, Army and Air Force.

The life skills and job training that you will acquire during your Gap Year experience will be valuable regardless of whatever career you ultimately undertake. Find out more here

Mr Russell Hinks | Head of Careers/VET

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Sport

VOLLEYBALL ANNUAL DINNER 

The annual Volleyball Dinner is on Saturday, 30 March in Gibney Hall. It will start at 6:00pm–9:30pm and involve a sit-down dinner as well as an awards ceremony. Games and raffle tickets will also be on sale during the night. Tickets are $25 for adults and players (includes a volleyball pin), siblings are $20. Soft drinks will be on sale for $1. Please buy your tickets at the following link through the online store. It should be a very enjoyable evening: https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/shop/college-events/2019-volleyball-dinner/

Mr Bobby Emmanuel | 1st Coach 

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Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association

TRINITY–TERRACE OLD BOYS' ASSOCIATION  CHARGE OF THE 125TH

This video was showcased at 'The Charge of the 125th' celebration on Saturday night and is a wonderful reflection of our love for this great College, its founder Br J A Kelly and the irreplaceable TC spirit. Huge thanks to those involved in the filming process and Troy Zafer ('91) and Ross Tinney from ZAC Creative for capturing the true spirit of CBC and TC. Click here to watch the video.

Ms Diane Millar | TOBA Executive Officer

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Community News

MATHEMATICS ENRICHMENT CLASSES – 2019

Curtin University runs a Mathematics Enrichment program for Years 5 to 11 students. The program is suitable for a broad range of mathematically talented students. The web address for more information and to apply is: http://scieng.curtin.edu.au/science/mathematics-and-statistics/mathematics-enrichment-classes/ 

There will be 16 weekly sessions held at Curtin University campus in Bentley. The cost for two terms is $330 per student for new students. A 10% discount applies for additional enrolments from the same family. Places are limited and early applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. All applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome of their applications. Classes start at the beginning of Term 2 (29 April 2019). 

CODE CAMP AT TRINITY COLLEGE – APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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

YEAR 4 STUDENTS INVITED TO JOIN MINKEY (MODIFIED RULES HOCKEY)

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: minkey@wolves.org.au or call 0411 422 639.

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

PERTH OBSERVATORY OFFSITE NIGHT SKY TOURS – MARCH 2019

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

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

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: www.academicgroup.com.au

For more information, contact Academic Group on 9314 9500 or email learn@academicgroup.com.au 

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

MASTER MIND AUSTRALIA ATAR & MIDDLE SCHOOL REVISION PROGRAMS – APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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 (1518 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: www.mastermindaustralia.com.au or contact Dr Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9486 1377.  

SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE REVISION CLASSES – APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Scholastic Excellence has been helping students for more than 10 years with highly effective small group tuition classes. The Scholastic Excellence Holiday Revision Classes help students to revise topics covered in Term 1 and prepare them for the coming Semester 1 Exam in Term 2. Click here to read the flyer about revision classes in the April School Holidays. Please visit our website: www.scholasticexcellence.com.au or call Serena on 0410 121 509.  

RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA PARENTING COURSES – APRIL 2019

Relationships Australia is offering short parenting courses in West Leederville, Midland and Joondalup. There are also longer courses as follows: 

  • Parent-Teen Connection - Tuesday, 7–28 May in West Leederville
  • Building Stronger Families - Thursday, 9 May–13 June in West Leederville

For more information about all of these courses, please visit the website: www.relationshipswa.org.au or call 1300 364 277

BASKETBALL CAMP  APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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: schoolholidaybasketballcamps@gmail.com 

WA POLICE FORCE EXPO

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 www.police.wa.gov.au/Expo

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTERS WEEKEND

Attention married couples: Rekindle your love for one another away from everyday distractions. What better way to celebrate the gift of your unique love than to make time to focus on each other and your marriage? Consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend and come back with a marriage that is refreshed and full of passion. We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 5-7 April 2019 or 26-28 July 2019 to be held in Mandurah. For more information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625, email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au or visit the website: www.wwme.org.au

ZERO2HERO CAMPS

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: http://www.zero2hero.com.au/camp-hero/

MAWA MATHEMATICS EXPO
  • 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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