Many of you would have enjoyed the Festival of Literacy last week at the Mechanics Hall. Formal thanks were given to many people on the day, and I echo all of those thanks. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students, parents and wider community for contributing to such a wonderful day, without each of you the day would have not been successful.
The students from Trinity, Wallendbeen Public and MPS were completely engaged in the day and delighted our three workshop presenters with their enthusiasm and tremendous ideas. Great job everyone!!!! Many thanks to Letitia Beal and Toni Daly for supporting us by attending.
Parents and the wider community made a significant contribution to the success of the festival. Thursday's celebration was well attend by members of the community and from all accounts the positive energy that filled the room took the students out onto the main street for the Amazing Race. Many thanks to the businesses who joined in the fun. I wonder if some of the businesses had as much fun as the students?
When I arrived in 2020, we began the Catalyst journey. A journey of research based practices, including the Science of Learning and the Science of Reading. Our strategic and annual plans were in place and we were on our way. One of the markers I set for Trinity was to be above the National average in Grammar and Punctuation. I am delighted to let you know that as a result of the programs we have implemented in K-2 over the past two years Trinity are
ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IN YEAR THREE IN
GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION,
Put more succinctly, in five out of five areas Trinity is above the National average. Go Team Trinity. Please join us at the next Community Council on Wednesday 2 November from 6pm-8pm, which will include an Open Forum to listen to Mr NIddrie give an analysis of our data.
OPEN DAY AFFIRMATIONS
On Wednesday our Bunyip friends attended our Open Day with great enthusiasm and excitement. It was fantastic to hear parents speaking so highly of the individualised programs that Trinity offer. Today these comments were affirmed for me whilst I attended a meeting led by Christine Keys, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Liaison Officer for our area. Christine was speaking about the reformed K-2 curriculum for English and Mathematics in NSW. She made the comment that stage statements have been removed from these two curriculum areas. This is a significant shift in education. Stage statements are a record of learning related to the age of students. By removing the stage statements, student's learning is placed on a continuum of time, not an age related marker. She went on to comment that small schools with multiaged classes will be able to work more smoothly with this significant change. At Trinity we know students learn at different times, and therefor individualised programs are the norm, this change will only strengthen our current practice. Go Team Trinity.
Happy Father's Day
Wishing all our special dads and male carers a very happy Father's Day for this Sunday. Hope you have a lovely day with your little ones.
R U OK? DAY
Next week R U OK? Day will be celebrated across Australia. At Trinity we are reaching out to the community in as many ways as we can. On Tuesday 6 September from 3.30-4.30, the Hilltops Council have organised, the Hard Rock Gym to provide a mini workout, a free sausage sizzle and care packs for students to take home. I would like to invite all families to join me in this community event. If you contact me directly (email@example.com) I am happy to supervise your children if you are unable to attend. Transport can be arranged if that is a problem for you. I hope to see many of our families at the Hard Rock Gym on Tuesday 6 September 3.30-4.30pm.
TUMBLING TOTS @ TRINITY
Another avenue we are taking to reach out to the community is to begin a Tumbling Tots @ Trinity program. The program will begin at 10am on Thursday 8 September, at the Trinity Hall and continue for each Thursday of term 3 and 4. ALL children who have not started primary school are welcome to join. You do not have to have an association with Trinity at all, this is a community program. The program will be run by Penny Lucas.
If you know of a neighbour, friend, or relative who is seeking fun and laughter for their child, in a supportive community environment, please share the details with them as we would love them to join us. Many thanks to Belinda Kerrison who will be providing morning tea for all who attend.
Jim Lenehan, a gentleman held in high esteem in our community, passed away last Friday, 26 August 2022. We keep Sam, Karina, Emily, Angus, Zoe and the extended Lenehan family in our prayers as they grieve their loss.
Eternal rest grant unto Jim,
may perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
Team Trinity Leader
Around the Classrooms in RE
This week we visit the K-2 classroom to see the wonderful work they have been doing in RE.
In K-2 the children are learning about people who followed Jesus. They have looked at the disciples, Matthew the tax collector, Joseph of Arimathea, Mary and Martha, and ordinary people. The children have also been looking at the teachings and actions of Jesus and have discussed what the word ‘mission’ means. This week they discussed how Marlin’s mission was to find his son Nemo in the story of ‘Finding Nemo’ and compared this to Jesus being on a mission to teach about God’s Kingdom.
This Sunday is Father’s Day. We pray all fathers, grandfathers, and men who are special in the lives of our children, have a wonderful day filled with love and blessings!
Father’s Day Prayer
Bless every father and every grandfather with the best of your spiritual blessings today. Let him know he is not alone in the tasks you have given him to provide for and support those under his care. Give him a passionate faith, a persevering spirit, and a powerful testimony that overcomes any weakness or doubt.
Today, on special days, and for all the days of his life, fill him with the best of Your blessings, so that one day he will stand before you and hear Your ultimate words of praise, “Well done, my son, well done!” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Please take time to listen and reflect on this song by Tyler Wood called ‘DAD’.
This song sums up Fathers and the special men in our lives.
Thought of the Week
A student in my class attached this image to his Father’s Day thoughts this week. I borrowed it for this week's Thought for the Week. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
Yr 5/6 Open House
Congratulations Year 5/6 on a thoroughly entertaining Open House today, so much happening in the classroom!
A link to view this will be uploaded to our Trinity Facebook page.
Festival of Literacy
Last week Trinity celebrated Festival of Literacy - what an amazing week we all had!
Tuesday was our workshop day, we all learnt so much from our literacy experts. A huge thank you to Mitch Summerfield, local Wiradjuri storyteller; Robyn Sykes, award winning bush poet; and Amanda Bower, award winning podcast host of Squiz Kids.
It was great having the Murrumburrah Public and Wallendbeen Public students join us.
Thursday was our Community Celebration day, where the students dressed up in their book week costumes. The day was jam packed with lots of literacy fun, including a book week parade, book launch with a local author, poetry, storytelling and to top of the day, the students went on an amazing race around the main street in Harden visiting the local businesses.
Did anyone hear our very own Mrs Lucas on ABC Radio taking about this amazing event?? If not (or you just want to listen in again), click on the link below:
Congratulations to these Champions and Runners-up at the Interschool Public Speaking Championships last week:
Year 3 Champion Will Cross (Boorowa) and Runner up Dakota Medley
Year 4 Champion Jack Scott (Jason Scott) and Runner up Claire Corkhill
Year 5 Champion Phoebe Bassingthwaighte and Runner up Ivy Taylor (Boorowa)
Year 6 Champion Beatrice Lucas and Runner up Ryan Sumich
We wish Bea Lucas & Phoebe Bassingthwaighte all the best at the next stage - Western Region Public Speaking competition hosted by St. Anne’s, Temora via MS Teams on Friday 16th September.
Archdiocesan Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to Lana Sumich, Dakota Medley, Somer Oldfield and Aidan Summerfield, who travelled to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra last Tuesday, to participate in the Archdiocesan Athletics Carnival. They all did amazingly well!
Archdiocesan Cricket Trials
Well done to Spencer Betts and Billy Corkhill who travelled to Queanbeyan to participate in the Archdiocesan Cricket Trials last week. The boys said it was a great experience to be involved in and had lots of fun.
Future Sport Trials
There are several trials coming up next term. Please add these to your calendar. If you wish to register your child in any of these events, you will need to visit the sports portal https://csnsw.sport/
For further information about nominations and trials, visit https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations
- The Canberra Goulburn Cricket Trials for the 2023 teams will be held on Friday 4th November 2022 with a closing date of the 28th of October (have attached parent note) – Open to boys and girls from Year 3 to Year 5 in 2022
- The MacKillop Cricket trials for 2023 will also be held in 2022 – Boys November 30th and December 1st and Girls November 30th.
- Canberra Goulburn trials Friday 9th December – Open to boys and girls from Year 3 – Year 5 in 2022
TENNIS AND BASKETBALL
- 2023 Canberra Goulburn Tennis and Basketball trials will be held on Friday 2nd December 2022. This is open to students from Year 2 to Year 5 for TENNIS and Years 3 to 5 for Basketball.
Notes about each of these sports are also available from Miss Wade upon request.
All trials will be advertised through the school newsletter and Compass; however, parents are encouraged to check the C & G sport website and the Facebook page for information about upcoming events
There are currently many trials open for 5/6 students on the sport cg page. Please monitor the page so you are aware of what’s on
Canberra Goulburn Sport Website: https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/
For more information or to register, please go to https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations.
If any parent/guardian needs support with this, please contact Miss Wade.
Thank you for your support of sport at Trinity.
Kinder/1/2: Poppy Medley, Ivy Corkhill
Year 3/4: Georgia Jackson, Claire Corkhill
Year 5/6: Grace Metcalfe, Shannon Kerrison
Kinder/1/2: Keeva Mottley
Year 3/4: Toby Stevenson, Dakota Medley, Lana Sumich, Claire Corkhill, Ruby Lucas, Harry Edwards, Fletcher Betts
Year 5/6: Somer Oldfield, Aidan Summerfield, Ryan Sumich, Shannon Kerrison
Parents: Belinda Kerrison
This year all students from K-6 have been given a Home Reading Log where they are to record their reading each night.
It has been great to see the number of ‘Reading Nights’ children have recorded in their home reading log.
Once children reach a reading goal of nights they are rewarded with a sticker for their book from Mrs Perryman.
Keep up the great reading!!
25 Nights reading
Kinder/1/2: Basil Russell, Bella Pollard
Year 3/4: Toby Stevenson
Year 5/6: Raph Summerfield, Spencer Betts, Shannon Kerrison, Hamish Summerfield
50 Nights reading
Kinder/1/2: Bella Pollard
Year 3/4: Harry Edwards, Ben Pollard
Year 5/6: Michael Oakley
75 Nights reading
Kinder/1/2: Parker Betts, Poppy Medley
Year 3/4: Ayeisha Atallah
Year 5/6: Thomas Edwards
100 Nights reading
Kinder/1/2: Monty Lucas, Keeva Mottley
Year 3/4: Fletcher Betts
Year 5/6: Phoebe Bassingthwaighte, Bella Betts, Charlie Jackson, Jade Mottley
125 Nights reading
Kinder/1/2: Ivy Corkhill
Year 3/4: Marlie Oakley
Year 5/6: Melanie Beal, Ryan Sumich
150 Nights reading
Kinder/1/2: Henry Johnson
Year 3/4: Jack Gadd, Claire Corkhill, Georgia Jackson, Tilly Jackson, Lawrence Johnson, Ruby Lucas
Year 5/6: Bea Lucas
Year 3/4: Lana Sumich
Year 5/6: Zoe Lenehan, Billy Corkhill
Year 3/4: Dakota Medley, Tilly Olotu
Year 5/6: Dara Olotu, Somer Oldfield, Zoe Lenehan
Digital devices and your child's sleep
Many parents struggle with navigating tech use for their children - often there are so many confused messages and the nagging power from children just wears exhausted parents down.
Sleep is VITAL for learning and well being. Tired children can't learn effectively and they struggle to be resilient and manage their emotions.
Below are simple but effective tips for helping children have a good night's sleep which we know will dramatically improve cognitive function when they're at school.
Tuesday 13 December
Nativity Play Performance
Wednesday 14 December
Year 6 Big Day Out
Thursday 15 December
Last day of Term 4
Wednesday 1 February 2023
First day of Term 1
Irish & Celtic Music Festival Yass, September 16-18
The Irish & Celtic Music Festival is a vibrant and welcoming space for juniors to perform. Lots of opportunities available!
Poetry Soirée, 6-9pm, St Clements Anglican Hall
Church St, Yass. All ages welcome. MC: John Peel. Open mic 30 minutes (Juniors welcome), then Festival poets. Two course meal provided by St Clements Auxiliary. $25. PLEASE BOOK DINNER via 0401 289 178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reciter of the Year Award: Judged by previous festival’s winner Marion Dreyer over the Poets’ Breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, 8-10am, Clubhouse Hotel. Juniors welcome. Entry by Festival ticket or $5 at the door.
U18 Open Mic: Open mic poetry, all styles welcome, ages 5-18. Winner: trophy plus $50. 11.30-12.30, Hartigan Centre, Mt Carmel School, Meehan St. Free event.
One Minute Wonder:
Channel your creativity into a One Minute Wonder! Write a poem over the weekend, containing the topic words, which are available at all poetry events from Friday. Come to the Lovat Chapel on Sunday afternoon, 2-3pm, and present your poem in one minute or less. Winner decided by audience acclamation. Prize $100. Juniors welcome.
There is also a Poetry Debate on Saturday afternoon where a team of Young Guns take on the Oldies, which may be interesting for students. Free event.
Thank you to Southern Tablelands Arts for their generous sponsorship.
More info: https://www.irishcelticmusicfestival.com/