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TC Newsletter:

Volume 9 March 29, 2019


From the Principal 

This is an extremely difficult and confronting time to be a Catholic. Indeed, it is a particularly tough time to be the Principal of a Catholic School. Like many people, both from within our Church and others, I have been shocked, troubled and disheartened by recent events and by the sheer scale of sexual abuse of children in our Church as identified at The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Last Sunday, I sat in Mass feeling quite lonely and somewhat distant while trying to make sense of my feelings about these issues and my place in the Church. I am sure I was not alone in this regard. 

In examining some of these recent events, it has been encouraging to read the strong response of some of our current leaders; to hear the acknowledgement of wrongdoing and deep regret; and to see a consistent message about the care for victims and their families and the ongoing safety of our children. While this cannot take away from the hurt and turmoil suffered by victims of child sexual abuse, I pray that we can be part of a hope-filled and positive future for our Church.

Earlier this year, the highest ranking Catholic in our country, Cardinal Pell, was convicted of child sex offences. Such terrible crimes committed by someone in such a position are particularly difficult to comprehend and destructive on so many levels. In response, our own Archbishop, Timothy Costelloe SDB, himself a very strong advocate for justice for victims of abuse stated, “Sexual abuse of children and young people is an abhorrent crime wherever, whenever and by whomever it is perpetrated. As I have done on many other occasions, I would again strongly advise anyone who has allegations of child sexual abuse against any officials, clergy or otherwise, connected to the Catholic Church to report these matters to the police.” Click to read message from Archbishop Timothy Costelloe

Only last week we were presented with news of the sudden death of Fr Joseph Tran and reports that he had taken his own life after being confronted by accusations of his sexual abuse of a young girl. Immediately our thoughts and prayers go out to the child, her family and those affected by such a tragedy. I knew Br Joe very well and I was overwhelmed by feelings of disbelief, shock and sadness. Once again, Archbishop Costelloe SDB was strong in his media statement when he said, “The sexual abuse of the young is a serious and terrible crime. When perpetrated by someone representing the Church, it is also a shocking betrayal of trust. It goes against everything the Church proclaims. …I remain committed to doing everything I can to eradicate this evil from the Church in this Archdiocese.” Click to read media statement

In late February, the Christian Brothers formally committed to joining the National Redress Scheme. This now means that the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse have another way to seek formal acknowledgement and apology for what they have endured and access to counselling and financial redress processes. In a media statement released on 28, February 2019, the Christian Brothers Oceania Province stated, “We openly and fully accept the terrible legacy of child sexual abuse committed in our institutions by religious brothers and lay staff. …That such events ever occurred is a matter of deep sorrow and profound regret. We apologise unreservedly for it.” Click to read CBOP media statement Any person not wishing to access the Redress Scheme is still encouraged to seek assistance and counselling through contacting the Professional Standards Office of the Christian Brothers. It is also worth noting that this follows on from Edmund Rice Education Australia’s (EREA) apology to the victims and survivors of institutional abuse originally delivered in June, 2017. Click to read EREA Apology

Our schools need to be places where children are safe and have a voice. Dr Debra Sayce, Executive Director of Catholic Education Western (CEWA), recently outlined that all Catholic schools have stringent policies and procedures around the safety of students adding, “The care and wellbeing of our students is always our highest priority. …I urge any person who has information regarding the safety and wellbeing of our students to contact the CEWA Child Safe Team or the Police directly”. Click to read message from CEWA At Trinity College, we strive to be a Christ-centred learning community where the safety and welfare of all students remains our highest priority. All staff must abide by our Code of Conduct. Click to read Code of Conduct All staff, coaches and direct volunteers have a current Working with Children Check and the required Police Clearance. Our boys are educated in protective behaviours through the Keeping Safe Curriculum and have access to College Psychologists and counselling services.  Mindful of age appropriateness and developmental maturity, we discuss these issues despite the difficulty of content. As a College we will continually review our practices and policies to ensure the wellbeing of our students, staff and wider community.

While I understand that many people will remain very cynical about such events and argue that such responses are too little and/or too late, I do see some real hope in the acknowledgement of fault, the focus on victims and their care and in the change in practices that have certainly been welcomed and embraced in our schools. I believe we should be encouraged by the continued good works our Church delivers in the areas of education, aged care, health and help for the marginalised, but accept that this can never compensate for the pain and suffering caused to abuse victims and their families that will remain as a permanent stain on the Church.

At a time when some of us may be feeling challenged by what has been taking place in the Church (certainly I have), it is timely to recall that we are called to be Christian people of hope. Returning to the core of our faith may be our best response - a belief in the fundamental truth and values found in the Gospel stories and example of Christ rather than trying to make sense or provide any excuse for the terrible and evil acts committed against the most valuable and precious amongst us, our children.

We must continue to be part of the solution, seeking to be part of a Church willing to change for the better. We pray that the upcoming Plenary Council 2020 may provide the catalyst for some structural change in the Church. This sense of response and hope for change was wonderfully captured by the Bishop of Paramatta, Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM. In an address he gave last year, he stated, “We are witnessing a profound transition in the Church. It is being reborn beyond the clerical structures. There needs to be a bold and strong leadership at all levels to steer the Church to a more humble, inclusive and compassionate model moving forward. The Church needs the voice of the faithful, the sensus fidelium, to keep its leaders honest, transparent and accountable. …May we respond to that call in this time of transition with courage, integrity and faithfulness.”

By facing the past and acknowledging the present it is hoped that the Church can learn from mistakes made with a view to building a more positive future. We should be reminded that being Christian asks us to follow the ways of Christ. If that remains our focus and authentically guides our actions, we can be confident in developing a culture that nurtures the healthy formation of our children. It has been wonderfully reassuring to experience this amongst the students at Trinity College – young men of character, purpose and integrity. They are the future.

Live Jesus in our hearts

Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal


College Events

 
COLLECTION OF FAMILY/STUDENT DATA

It is important that our records are updated regularly to ensure that we are able to contact you in the case of an accident or emergency and that you receive any information or correspondence sent by the College.

Recently you would have received a printout of the personal records the College currently has for your family. If you have not already done so, please return the signed form(s) to the College Registrar by 29, March 2019 registrar@trinity.wa.edu.au.

MEDICAL RECORDS

In addition to receiving the personal records form, you should have received an email from Consent2Go inviting you to check and confirm your child’s medical details. If you have not received the personal records form or the email from Consent2Go please contact Georgina Ankers as soon as possible, email ankers.georgina@trinity.wa.edu.au.

Mr Darren O'Neill | Principal

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

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 9

Monday, 1 April

  • 8:15am Staff Briefing
  • Year 12 Religion and Life Incursion 

Tuesday, 2 April 

  • 9:35am Secondary Assembly (Summer Sport)
  • 2:30pm-8:30pm Year 11 & 12 P/T/S Interviews
  • 3:30pm5:30pm Year 9 Charity Walk with Mercedes 

Wednesday, 3 April 

  • Year 10 PARTY Programme Excursion at RPH 

Thursday, 4 April 

  • AC v TC 

Friday, 5 April 

  • 8:00am Mass
  • Year 10 Astronomy High Altitude Balloon launch

Sunday, 7 April 

  • Kairos #52

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Junior School News

 
CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Axel Walsh (5GD), who in the recent State Little Athletics championships won Gold in shotput, the walk and long jump and silver in the 400m. An awesome achievement!

SUMMER SPORT

Next Thursday is our last Summer Sports fixture for Term 1. Thank you to the coaches who have guided the boys each week and to the parents for your support of the boys on Thursdays for the games and making sure they are at training every Tuesday morning.

YEAR 4 FOOTBALL CARNIVAL

The Year 4 boys have been learning some of the skills to play football during the last 2 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 

Tuesday, 2 April 
  • Sports training for Years 5 and 6 
Thursday, 4 April 
  • Year 4 Football Carnival 
  • Sport v Aquinas
Friday, 5 April 
  • Year 6B Assembly in Gibney Hall 2:20pm 
  • Interim Reports go home 
Tuesday, 9 April
  • Junior School Student Free Day for Interim Report
  • Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews 


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

PREFECTS' CORNER

This week on Monday, Mr Tucker announced what is going on in the week and everyone cheered as the birthdays for the week were called out. Mr Quin and Mrs Pounder also had their birthday this week and we all sang Happy Birthday to them and everyone hurried to their period 1 class. On Tuesday the Year 6s had their summer sports training and later on there were photos for boys in the Trinity choirs, bands, ensembles and BIG dance group. On Wednesday, Year 4, 5 and 6 choir boys practiced with Mrs Clarke. On Thursday Year 5 and 6 were called up to Gibney Hall to have their Summer sport photos taken. Later that day, th Year 5 and 6 battled against Wesley in their fixtures, all trying their best in their own different sports. On Friday everyone sat down in the afternoon for our weekly assembly where awards were given out. The boys then go home, content with finishing week eight of term one.

Luke Chapman (6W) and Louis Burnett (6G)

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Secondary School News

YEAR 9 SOCIAL - BRIDGES FOR BETTER

On Tuesday, 26 March 2019, the Year 9 Trinity and Mercedes College cohorts gathered together, to get to know each other, in preparation for their upcoming ballroom dancing event in Term 2. At 4pm the students commenced a charity run/walk over the Matagarup Bridge and around the Swan River. After the walk had concluded, and all students were back on Trinity grounds, enjoying a sausage sizzle, providing them with an opportunity to make new friends and get to know a few more people. 

However, this event was not only about socializing between each other. All students participated in this ‘River Run’ to raise money, and show their love and support towards a non-profit organization called Djooraminda. Djooraminda is a service managed by Center-care, which provides residential care and supportive services for Aboriginal children who are not able to live within their own family environment due to either abuse, neglect or other personal difficulties. All students raised a minimum of $10 each, helping Djooraminda provide thousands of unfortunate aboriginal children with food, water, clothes, shelter and education.

Not only did this prosperous event bring the Year 9 cohorts of Trinity and Mercedes College together, it also provided the Djooraminda community and organization with an amount of money which will assist them to do their selfless job of assist and supporting many ill-fated aboriginal children and families around Australia.

The day was a huge success and I thank everyone who was involved from the start to the end. A special thank you to Mercedes College for coming, and helping us support Djooraminda. We hope you had a delightful time, because we sure did!

Amanda Marocchi | Head of Year 9 

SIDEFFECT PRESENTATION - "ONE LIFE, ONE CHOICE" 

On Tuesday, 26 March the Year 10s were very fortunate to have David Hobbs and Rod Bridge from the organization Sideffect come to speak to them about the dangers involved with illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, especially synthetic drugs mimicking their effects which are becoming increasingly more common in Western Australia.

Sideffect is an educational organisation consisting of fathers whose mission is to start a conversation on substance awareness between parents, teachers and Australia’s youth. In particular, what’s in them, what they can do to you, and how they can affect your family and community. Their aim is to enable youth to make informed decisions based on knowledge and awareness, not misinformation and ignorance.

One of the fathers, Rod Bridge, tragically lost his son Preston after he took a synthetic version of the drug LSD at a party without realising what was actually in it. Sideffect was born out of that understanding, that our youth need to be educated on substance use and be empowered to make informed decisions, with the help of parents, teachers, and their community.

Rod joined together with the TV current affairs program 60 minutes to visit China to unmask these dangerous manufacturers and he informed the cohort of the potentially lethal consequences from these psychoactive drugs that were found to contain chemicals such as battery acid and acetone.

The underlying message was simple – each young man must take responsibility and great care in ‘knowing’ what they are putting in to their body. More information for parents can be found at www.sideffect.org.au

Mr Andrew Jenkin | Head of Year 10

YEAR 11/12 ATAR MEDIA EXCURSION

On Tuesday, 12 March the creative students of the Year 11 and 12 ATAR and General media classes attended an excursion held at Channel Nine studios and RTRFM in Mt Lawley. The students were able to immerse themselves in the media industry first hand with many of them allowed an opportunity to read off the audio que behind the news desk at Channel Nine and hear from many journalists what it is like in the fast lane of the media world. The students were able to take a look at the production of the news from the journalist’s ideas, editing, hair and makeup and the news desk. At RTRFM 92.1, the students were able to see a non-commercial radio station in action with Chris Wheeldon taking the boys around the studio to see how the radio shows are put together and how music is selected. Whilst they were at the radio station, the boys were able to record advertisements for the producers with a very high chance of them being played on air later that week. Thank you to Alison MacKenzie who accompanied me on the excursion. Overall, the media adventure was a huge success with many of the students offered to come back for work experience in the future.

Danielle Pieraccini | Media and English Teacher

YEAR 12 TABGHA RETREAT 

The Year 12 cohort attended the Tabgha Retreat with their PCG on Wednesday, 20 March. This was an important day, as it provided the Year 12 students time to reflect, ponder and experience the presence of Christ within and celebrate the gift that they are for others. 

The focus for the Year 12 Tabgha Retreat is the story of the Multiplication of the Loves and the Fishes. Tabgha is the traditional site for this miracle story. The name ‘Tabgha’ is an Arabic contraction from the Greek Heptapegon – the place of the seven springs. This is one of the most significant miracles of Jesus as evident from the fact that it appears in all four gospels.

Staff who lead the retreat were impressed with the students’ ability to step out of their comfort zone to fully participate in their retreat experience. I would sincerely like to thank all Adult leaders, PCG classes and students for sharing a part of themselves and making this a valuable experience for all.

Mrs Rosa West | Director of Campus Ministry

Xavier Audino (7.1), Rowan Frankowiac (11.2), Isaac Quadros (7.3) and Kundan Dharmapuri (8.1) practicing for the big matches ahead
Chess captain Sri Dharmapuri (11.4) leading the way
(L-R) Rowan, Isaac, Sri, Kundan and Xavier
CHESS COMPETITION 

On a glorious Sunday, five young Trinity men looked to achieve the unthinkable and take out the Chess Association of Western Australia Secondary School League South Division. The tournament at Corpus Christi consisted of 7 rounds of gruelling 20-minute matches. The matches would see Trinity take on a range of different students from schools including Wesley College, Aquinas College and Perth Modern. Knowing this, the team had a fight on their hands if they were going to take out the trophy. 

The Trinity College Chess starting five consisted of our fearless captain Sri Krishna Dharmapuri (11.4) and his brother Kundan Dharmapuri (8.1) along with three newcomers, Xavier Audino (7.1), Rowan Frankowiac (11.2), Isaac Quadros (7.3). Debutants Rowan, Isaac and Xavier faced a baptism of fire in the early rounds, but the hardest steel is made in the hottest furnaces. After battling out the first three rounds the team stopped for a well-earned lunch break. Sitting at third going into the back half of the tournament, it would take a herculean like effort to sit atop the podium at the end of the day.

With the experienced duo Sri and Kundan leading the way, it would come down to the hard work and determination of the rest of the team to lift us to glory. But diamonds are created under the greatest pressure known to man and become diamonds the boys did. Kundan finished strong with 6.5 wins and taking out champion player of the tournament. Sri finished winning 6 of 7 and was the runner up champion player. Isaac won an outstanding 4 of 7 games, followed by fellow Year 7 Xavier with 3 of 7 and Rowan battling it out for a solid 1.5 wins. With the top four players from each school counting toward the final standings, it was going to be a tight finish, but the determination of the Trinity students paid off, taking home the bacon and winning the tournament. The boys celebrated the win with a tradition rumble, the likes of which have never been seen at a chess tournament anywhere in the world.  

I couldn’t be prouder of the boys and their efforts. Each Thursday recess they are toiling away at Chess club, playing and helping their fellow teammates.

Dustin Aylmore | Humanities Teacher

QUARRY CONCERT

Quarry 2019 was a perfectly still, cool night for the Trinity and Mercedes students to perform the repertoire they had been polishing for Term 1. Groups ranging from the youngest Year 7 students in the Middle School Chorale had their first taste of a Quarry concert while more performance hardy Year 11 and 12 boys and girls were putting their own mark on Music 2019. Congratulations to all the instrumental and choral groups and their directors for a great start to the performing year and a very big thank you for all the parental assistance and extra staff support on and before the night.

Dr Rob Braham | Director of Music

DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE AWARD

Hello, my name is Aiden Danok (9.6) and I am in Year 9. I chose to apply for The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award program because it seems like a challenge and a lot of fun. I love to do both of those. For my Physical Recreation component, I chose to do rowing. For my Skill component, I chose to do debating although I still need to sign my assessor up before I start logging hours. For my Service I haven’t decided what I am going to do although I have talked to some pre-primary teachers and kindergartens for some service hours. I believe that this Bronze Award can benefit me by looking good on my resume and also a great program to recommend others to do. I think that this Bronze Award takes a lot of leadership and dedication to complete and I think I have these qualities. I am looking forward to completing the Bronze Award and I encourage anyone who is given the chance to apply, to do so. I haven’t looked back! 

Hello my name is Daniel Matuszkiewicz (9.4) and I am in Year 9. I applied to complete my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award because I wanted to be more engaged in all four Pillars of the College and I believe that this is a great place to build on that. For my Physical Recreation component, I chose volleyball and cross-country. For my Skill component I chose to do chess club here at the College. Finally, for Service component I am volunteering myself for canteen duties at my soccer club. I believe that the Bronze Award makes you get out of your comfort zone and try something new, which is exactly what I want to do. I believe that in the short term this Bronze Award is going to help me be a better person and lead by example. In the long term I believe that it is going help me get a good job and when I look back on my College life, I am going to be very proud of myself. I am looking forward to the rest of the year and completing my Bronze Award with my mates, I think that I’ll have a great time doing it.

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College News

HUMANITIES NEWS 

Congratulations to the College’s Mock Trial team who won their trial on Monday evening against Seton Catholic College. The trial was conducted in Court 2 in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, which is the court where many high profile criminal trials have been held over the years. Congratulations must go to the following students for their performance on the evening.

  • Barrister 1: Lachlan Eames (10.1)
  • Barrister 2: Lachlan Moroney (10.8) 
  • Solicitor: Connor Budge (11.2) 
  • Witness 1: Killian Smith (10.1)
  • Witness 2: Cameron Pell (11.5)
  • Court Orderly: Anthony Taliangis (10.7)
  • Reserve: Jack Wojtowicz (11.3)

This was the first time these boys have participated in a mock trial. I thank Ms. Sonia Scordo and Ms. Jacquie Brown (our coach) for their efforts in preparing the team.

Chris Allanson | Head of Humanities

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

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

Preparations for the Ball are well under way 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.

How wonderful to see the Working Bee on Sunday – especially the group headed by Jan and Morena. Their project – to make 6000 pieces of a certain item for the Ball – massive!!! Still a long way to go but it was great to see mothers and one dad from other groups pitching in. Wonderful community spirit. Also, Craig and his posse of 2, painting props made by Nicola’s dad Alan, and Kirk – still working solo, chipping away at his spray painting. Other mothers were learning new creative skills - thank God for Pinterest!!!! My job on weekend - holding cardboard together, waiting for glue to dry!!!

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               

  • Old leather or material Chesterfield type armchair                                                                                                              
  • Artificial snow                                                        
  • Masking Tape – 51g                                                                                                    
  • Standing lanterns                                                 
  • Christmas trees                                                                                                                                                      
  • Artificial or real foliage for making garlands                                                                                             
  •  White or Pale grey carpet – 1m x 2m or similar size to loan                                                                                                      
  • 30 x 2L Empty Clear Plastic soft drink bottles                                                                                                                 
  • 1Kg Silver Glitter

If you can help with any of the above or with a small donation of money or vouchers, please contact Rita Rocca via rocca5@hotmail.com or 0432125066.

Below is the 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 
  • Bakers Refrigeration - Baker 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

All students need to be in full winter uniform first day back second term Tuesday, 30 April. Please call in any time on a Tuesday or Friday during term.

The shop is open 2 days only during the holidays Monday, 15 and Tuesday, 16 from 7:30am - 1:30pm.

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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.  

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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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). 

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'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 

FREE SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUITAR WORKSHOPS

GuitarWorks is holding “Free School Holiday Guitar Workshops” for anyone interested in learning guitar. These 90min demonstrations cover all aspects of guitar playing and styles. Bookings essential, info & dates found here Guitar Workshop or contact Stefan Cutri via guitarworks@iinet.net.au or 0414 448 907. 

 
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