From the Headmaster
TERM 1 SUMMER SPORT
Last Tuesday we acknowledged a number of boys who received Service and Contribution awards for their sports teams. We also heard from each of the Captains of the different sports. I take this opportunity to thank all students, parents and staff that support the sports’ programs that operate at the College, without this level of commitment we would not be able to offer the sports that we do. A special thank you to Mr Steve Leahy, Director of Sport, who ensures that all necessary locations, umpires and equipment are available for our students.
Last weekend, most sports had their wind-up and trophy presentation event. I thank the coaches and the organising committees for their efforts in this area.
TC TUITION FEE RAFFLE
The Parent Council is again conducting their “Fee Raffle”, where you will have the opportunity to have your Trinity College Tuition Fees paid for one year. Tickets are available via https://www.trybooking.com/TAZY and will be close at 11.59pm on Friday, 6 April 2018 (unless sold out prior), and will be drawn and noon on Monday, 9 April 2018 – Good luck to all that enter.
This is seen as both a fundraiser for the Parent Council, who provide a number of important activities and events for our students and parents, but also a way that one lucky Trinity family can have their school fees covered. Please support their efforts.
I have been alerted to the fact that often there is an unwanted element hanging around Forrest Chase. Whilst the College often reminds students to go directly home I ask that, as Parents, you also discuss this matter with your son and insist that he does not deviate into the City on his way home.
This weekend we will celebrate Easter. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families every blessing.
END OF TERM
As we head towards the end of term, parents are reminded that teaching staff often plan assessments to be conducted in the last scheduled days of term and that it is important that students are present until the conclusion of term on the afternoon of Friday, 13 April. I take this opportunity to remind parents that students return in second term in full winter uniform – have you checked whether your son’s winter uniform still fits him?
NELSON CRESCENT - ROAD CLOSURES
We have been advised by the Bridge Marketing Group that there will be road closures along Nelson Crescent from the College to the new bridge (Approx. 80 metres), from Wednesday, 4 April to Friday, 13 April 2018. During this time, Nelson Crescent will be 1 lane. During the school holidays (Monday, 16 April to Friday, 27 April 2018, inclusive), Nelson Crescent will be closed to all traffic. I urge all parents and students, to be patient and take care whilst the road works are taking place.
TERM 1, WEEK 10
Monday, 2 April
- Easter Monday
- No classes
Tuesday, 3 April
- Easter Tuesday
- No classes
Wednesday, 4 April
- Year 9 Humanities Excursion
- Year 12 Religion & Life Incursion
- Winter training starts - Middle school
Thursday, 5 April
- Year 9 Humanities Excursion
- Year 7 da Vinci Decathlon
- Winter training starts - Seniors
Friday, 6 April
- 8:00am Mass
- Year 10 da Vinci Decathlon
Saturday, 7 April
- Scholarship Exam
Sunday, 8 April
- Kairos #49
Junior School News
HOLY WEEK LITURGY
This morning, the Junior School students led the Holy Week Liturgy in the Braham Auditorium. The liturgy was a retelling of the Scriptural Stations of the Cross. Thank you to Mrs Clarke for arranging and teaching the students the music, the class teachers for preparing the stations with the boys and Mr LeTessier for coordinating the liturgy. It was a very prayerful occasion.
Thank you to the Year 4 families for providing the eggs, the prefects for selling the raffle tickets and Mrs Spencer and parents who made up the baskets and wrapped the eggs. Altogether there were 65 prizes.
Due to Easter occurring during Term 1, the following days are public and school holidays: Good Friday, Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday. I look forward to seeing all boys back at school on Wednesday, 4 April. I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Easter.
WINTER SPORTS TRAINING
Next Thursday training for winter sports will commence. All teams except for AFL, who will stay at school, will train at Waterford and return to school by 3pm.
YEAR 4 FOOTBALL CARNIVAL
The Year 4 boys have been learning some of the skills to play football during the last 3 weeks of sport. Next Thursday, the boys will put what they have learnt from their training into game situations at the football carnival being held at Waterford. Parents are welcome to attend to support the boys.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, 30 March
Wednesday, 4 April
Thursday, 5 April
Friday, 6 April
Mr Martin Tucker ('87) | Head of Junior School
We have had a very busy week in the Junior School. On Monday, we all had music photos for choir, Junior Vocal Ensemble, band and cathedral choir. Also, on Monday, we practised for our Stations of the Cross performance, which happened on Thursday. On Tuesday, the Year 5s and 6s had sport training. On Wednesday we had our final practice of the Stations of the Cross performance in which we tried on our costumes. On Thursday morning we had the Stations of the Cross performance in the Braham Auditorium and then had the Easter raffle. Today was our final summer sport fixture against Christ Church. Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and long weekend.
Isaac Adamos (6W) and Robby Moschilla (6G)
Secondary School News
Head Boy, Jeremy Hansen (12.4) was lucky enough to participate in the 2018 National Constitution Convention in Canberra, as both a representative for both Trinity College and Western Australia. The main focus of the convention was to debate and evaluate the usefulness of Section 44 (the section that states what can and will disqualify a member of parliament) in our constitution and whether or not amendments should be made to it in the form of a referendum. Over 3 long days 116 delegates from across the Country engaged in this discussion. You can read more about Jeremey's experience at the convention in the next Trinity News Magazine.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD - WEEKLY UPDATE
My name is Zayne Gardiner and I am in 9.3.
I have applied to be part of the Duke of Edinburgh as I feel like it is going to increase my leadership skills as well as how to set goals and to stick by them.
A week of the Duke of Edinburgh Award for me involves working towards my goals to fill in hours and to be a good role model to my peers and people I interact with. It also involves working together as a team. For my physical recreation I do tennis each week, for my skill I mentor young cadets as I am a cadet leader and for service I work in the canteen each week. At the Duke of Edinburgh meetings each week we discuss what activities we can do together, they are really fun! I recommend you try it out if you get the opportunity and give it your very best.
Zayne Gardiner (9.3)
The Senior School Library will be extending it’s opening times on Wednesday afternoons for the first four weeks of Term 2 to 4:30pm in the run up to Year 11 and Year 12 exams in Week 5. Senior students are welcome to come in and use the library to study, research or do homework during this period.
Thank you to Carolyn O' Driscoll for organising the Yearr 7 Mums soirée on Sunday, 25 March at Clarence's.
Thank you also to Rita Rocca for organising the upcoming Year 11 Parent Breakfast:
Sunday Breakfast Buffet
- Sunday, 15 April from 9am (first Sunday of School Holidays)
- International on the Water Hotel - 1 Epsom Avenue, Ascot
- $15 per person
- (Tea and instant coffee included - Barista coffee extra)
You can pay on the day but need to confirm numbers by Wednesday, 11 April. If you are interested, please email or text Rita Rocca: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0432 125 066
5 TIPS FOR AVOIDING HOMEWORK BATTLES WITH YOUR SON
For boys with learning and attention issues, homework can be a challenge. For their parents, battles over homework can seem almost as challenging. Here’s how to avoid those homework fights and make the process easier for everyone.
- Write up a Homework Contract. Agreeing on a homework contract can ease the tensions that lead to homework battles. A contract outlines a clear set of rules for both you and your son based on what you need.
- Use Email or Seqta to keep on top of assignments. Face to face communication is not the only way. Ask you son to email you his completed tasks, requests for materials or questions he needs to answer. That way you will both be prepared when you meet.
- Encourage Study Buddies. Some teens work better with friends and find it easier to understand things when a “buddy’ explains it. There will be less tension and it wont feel like a chore.
- Don’t set a blanket ban on electronics. A computer MAY be needed to complete the homework/assessment so assess the need and make the judgement accordingly. You can use the computer as a reward for effective study.
- Use a timer and Study Smart. 15 minutes of effective study is better than an hour of interrupted and disjointed study. Boys can be very good at “I need a drink” or I’m getting a snack” or “ I’m just quickly checking my messages”. Insist on 15 minutes of focused study and then a 2 minute break to check phones etc.
Ms Lissa Coleman | Director Inclusive Education
There are only 5 more trading days left for the purchase of the winter uniform. All students need to be in full winter uniform first day back of Term 2 - Tuesday, 1 May. Please be aware there is a lot of second-hand uniform for sale in the community, some of this uniform is incorrect style or has wrong logo on it and cannot be worn. We do have very good preloved uniform in the Uniform Shop for sale, often at a more reasonable price. Please note that Nelson Crescent will be closed and parking will be available from Trinity Avenue side of the College during the school holidays.
OPEN DAYS ARE
- Friday, 6 April
- Tuesday, 10 April
- Friday, 13 April
- Tuesday, 17 April
- Wednesday, 18 April
Wishing all of our community a very safe and happy Easter.
Judy Mackintosh | Uniform Shop Manager
Click here to download the results from our fixture against Scotch College last weekend.
Trinity-Terrace Old Boys' Association
APRIL REVISION PROGRAM - YEARS 10, 11 AND 12 STUDENTS
WACE Plus Education will be running a Senior school revision program from Monday, 23 April to Friday, 27 April. This program will cover subject revision, first semester exam preparation, study skills and essay writing. For more information please visit waceplus.com.au or call 9486 1377.
APRIL REVISION PROGRAM - YEARS 7, 8 and 9 STUDENTS
WACE Plus Education will be running a Senior school revision program from Monday, 23 April to Friday, 27 April. This program will cover subject revision, Naplan preparation, study skills and essay writing. For more information please visit waceplus.com.au or call 9486 1377.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Would you like a weekend for just you and your spouse, prior to the commencement of the April school holidays. Then consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend where you will have the opportunity to reconnect, rekindle and refresh your relationship – set in surroundings, away from the distractions of everyday life. Take time out of your busy schedule, to invest in your most precious asset . . . your Marriage! (Attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has now been accredited for 6 hours ongoing formation for staff in Catholic Schools.) We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 6-8 April 2018 (Mandurah) or 27-29 July 2018, 12-14 October 2018. For information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au
RUNNING CLINIC - SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Let our coaches – winners from HBF Run & City to Surf teach your children correct running technique and posture. Suitable for Year 1-7.
- Monday, 16 and Monday, 23 April 2018
- Fee: $25/child for 2 sessions.
- Venue: John McMillan Park - East Vict Park Sussex St.
Canteen Roster week beginning Monday, 2 April 2018
Rose Chang and Diane Homsaney
If you know of anyone who would like to volunteer in the Canteen, we would love to see them. We have some new Mums who are just popping in and helping out, which we love. Feel free to do that if it suits you better and doesn’t tie you down to a set date. You can contact me on 0409 110 319.
Mrs Carol Watson | Canteen Manager