Welcome Back: Welcome back to all our students and families! It was wonderful to see our students return with smiles on their faces, refreshed and ready to get back into 'the learning pit' eager to face the challenges ahead for the term.
Professional Development: The staff travelled to St Anne’s Temora for professional development on privacy, record keeping & wellbeing. It was a very informative day and the staff came away very informed regarding compliance for use of technology, social media, Privacy Act, Code of Conduct and the importance of everyone including visitors to our schools to have a Working With Children Check.
Grandparents and Special Friends Day: What a wonderful way to commence the term with many of our Grandparents and Special Friends travelling great distances to be at Mass and morning tea today. We hope you were able to join us for our beautiful liturgy, prepared by K-2 teachers and students followed by open classrooms and morning tea. The students all proudly shared the amazing stories that they have been writing. We are sure you enjoyed the stories as much as they did sharing them with you and we look forward to seeing you all again at Trinity soon.
Public Speaking Class Speak Offs: Year 3 – 6 have been participating in various speaking activities in their Literacy lessons last term and this week, in preparation for the upcoming Public Speaking Competition. Tomorrow at 9.30am we will be holding the Class Speak-Offs, where each Year level have been given a topic and will present their speech. These speeches will be judged and 4 students from each class will be selected to go to the next round of the competition.
School Tours and Kinder 2020 Information Night: If you have a child commencing at Trinity next year in Kinder please come along to the Information Night on Monday 5 August at 6.45pm in the Kinder classroom. We will also be conducting school tours from 5.15pm to 5.30pm for any family who'd like to view our school or was unable to attend our Open Day last term. Amy Mergard, assisted by Jemima, have kindly offered to provide babysitting in the Library and refreshments will be served afterwards. If you know someone who is thinking of sending their children to Trinity, please invite them to come along.
Country Club Raffles: This Friday evening, July 26 commencing at 6:00pm, Trinity will be hosting the raffles at the Country Club. We encourage you all to come along with your families, have a meal, buy some tickets and support the wonderful Country Club who support us!
Prayers Please: Sympathy is extended to Penny Lucas her husband Charlie and children, Poppy, Bea, Ruby and Monty on the recent loss of Penny’s father Wayne Logan. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts.
Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Have a lovely weekend
Public Speaking - Class 'Speak Offs': Tomorrow, Friday 26 July, Year 3-6 are presenting their speeches in the 5/6 classroom. This will commence at 9.30am and parents, grandparents and special friends are most welcome to come and watch.
Community Council Meeting: Please note that this meeting has been changed to Tuesday 30 July at 6pm (It was originally down for Monday 29th July).
Buddy Reading: The Year 5 students are visiting Bunyip each Wednesday for about 20 minutes in the second half of their lunch break for Term 3. This is a fantastic program where the Year 5 students read a story to our little friends at Bunyip.
Toddler Art & Craft: Is your child starting school next year? Or even know of someone starting school next year?? Why don't you come and join our Kinders and create some masterpieces!! Trinity is holding a free eight week art & craft program in Term 3, on Thursdays from 2.15pm-3.10pm. This will start the second week back, Thursday 1st August. Please call Leanne on 63862111 to book.
FAREWELL LUNCHEON FOR FATHER JOSHY
Everyone is welcome to attend a Farewell luncheon to be held at the Galong Monastery on Sunday 25th August commencing at 12 Noon. Cost is $30.00 per head BYO drinks. Tickets will be available at the back of St Anthony’s Church each Sunday or from the Harden Newsagency.
For catering purposes tickets need to be picked up and paid for by the 19th August.
If transport is needed please contact Jean Shea 63862370 or Monica O’Connor 0407703982.
Students in Years 3-6 have been participating in various speaking activities in their Literacy lessons last term in preparation for the upcoming Public Speaking Competitions.
The 2019 topics are:
Year 3 Best Friends
Year 4 Good Advice
Year 5 Don’t Try This
Year 6 The View From The Top
The 2019 Public Speaking Competition dates are:
Friday 26th July - Class Speak-Offs in 3-6 learning space at Trinity
Wednesday 7th August - Trinity Public Speaking Championships (4 speakers from each grade)
Monday 12th August - Inter-school Public Speaking Comp. (Boorowa & Trinity) at Trinity (Yrs 3-6)
Friday 6th September - Western Region Public Speaking Championships at Cootamundra (Year 3-6)
Friday 20th September - Archdiocesan Public Speaking Championships at Boorowa (Years 3-6)
ANNUAL SATISFACTION SURVEY
The annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff will be conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese this term. The surveys are designed to gather feedback from parents, staff and students about our school and will be used to inform school improvement. Responses are confidential and individuals can not be identified. The surveys will be launched via email on 29 July and close on 9 August 2019 using the email addresses supplied to the school. If you do not receive an email with a link to the survey, you can access and complete the survey at the following link. https://www.research.net/r/trinitycatholicparent2019
HENNESSY ORIENTATION DAY
Hennessy Catholic College are holding their Year 7 2020 Orientation Day on Tuesday 29th July from 8.45am–3pm. This program will assist the new students’ transition into High School. Should you require more information please contact Hennessy.
Welcome back to Term 3! I hope everyone has had the opportunity to have a great break and enjoyed quality time with family and friends.
Prayer for the Start of Term
Dear Lord, help me to live each day quietly and easily. To lean upon your strength truthfully and restfully. To wait for the unfolding of your will patiently and serenely. To meet others peacefully and joyfully. To face tomorrow confidently and courageously. Amen.
This week we celebrate the gift of grandparents. We give thanks for all that our grandparents are and especially the love they show. We thank our Lord for our grandparents: their presence is a sign of God’s love for their grandchildren and extended families. We thank our Grandparents every day for the many memories they share and the love they give. Special thanks to K/1/2 for leading our beautiful Grandparents Mass.
Students and teachers will celebrate NAIDOC Day tomorrow (Friday 26th July) with a special Liturgy at 12pm that focuses on celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Classroom activities of Indigenous Art and Culture will also take place during day. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. NAIDOC activities are designed to further students understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The NAIDOC week theme for this year was
VOICE TREATY TRUTH
Family Mass – Change of Date
The Family Mass scheduled for this weekend has been changed to next Sunday 4th August at St. Anthony’s Church at 9:00am. All families and friends are welcome to come along and join us as we welcome in the new term.
Making Jesus Real
This about working together as a school community to bring the Catholic faith to life for students by showing them how to live it every day. It gives them all the tools they need to feel the Spirit of Jesus each day and find the God Moments that are always happening around them.
How do I teach the joy of giving in a culture that says having more stuff is what makes us happy?
- Model generosity yourself – Children will watch and copy what you do.
- Talk about it – Point out when others are generous. Explain how God is generous with us and therefore we should be generous with others.
- Encourage it – Look for opportunities to help your children practice being generous and doing things for others.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
Today we celebrated our Grandparents and special people in our lives, which commenced with a beautiful Mass, led by Kinder and Year 1/2. After Mass, the students read their published stories, played games, shared morning tea and some grandparents were lucky enough to get a manicure!!
Thank you to everyone that came along, it was a very special morning.
Super Heroes have taken over the Library at Trinity!! Please call in and take a look at our incredible Super Heroes at work encouraging our students to use their SUPER POWERS of READING to grow as learners. This is the theme adopted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia for Book Week which we will celebrate in Week 7. Throughout the term we will bring books and students together to celebrate the best of Australian children’s literature. More details will be revealed soon about our Book Week celebrations. Students can start working on their costumes for the annual Book Week Parade where they can choose to come dressed as their favourite SUPER HERO or BOOK CHARACTER.
Once again an ENORMOUS thank you to Jill Parker and Olivia Doolan for assisting with displays to make our library an exciting and engaging centre for learning.
Book Fair Success: Due to the incredible success of our recent Book Fair, Trinity was able to purchase $600 worth of new books for our Library. Thank you to Marcie Quinn, Anne Stevens and Dianne Cooper for covering the books which are now on the shelves or in the hands of our very excited borrowers at Trinity. Thanks also to Amy Mergard, Maryanne McKay and Lorraine Pollock for your generosity in covering books earlier this year, what amazing and supportive friends we have.
So Pow!! Into reading like our Super Heros!!
Our Peer Support Program will commence at Trinity next week. Students from Kinder to Year 6 participate in the program for 30 minutes each Wednesday. Two Year 5/6 Peer Leaders facilitate a small group of our younger students, who work together through a number of structured activities. This year we have chosen to work on a module called Keeping Friends helping us to explore the concept of friendship, build relationships and develop skills in empathy and critical thinking. The program runs for 8 weeks. We encourage you to talk to your children each week about Peer Support as it will help to reinforce the concepts taught in each session. Today a brochure outlining the Peer Support Program was sent home with students and each week we will provide an overview of the sessions along with photos in the newsletter.
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 Gorham.
This week we celebrate 25 Nights Reading.
25 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Harlow Summerfield, Jack Gadd, Violet Tindall, Lana Sumich, Mia Longbottom, Ivy Corkhill
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield, Hamish Summerfield, Claire Corkhill
Year 4: Melanine Beal, Emerson Mann-Rea, Ryan Sumich, Bea Lucas, Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte
Archdiocesan Athletics at AIS, Canberra
Thursday 22nd August
Todd Woodbridge Cup Tennis
at Harden Tennis Courts
Friday 23rd August
Trent Barrett Rugby League Gala Day (Yr 3/4)
at Roberts Park, Harden
Wednesday 11th September
MacKillop Athletics in Sydney
Monday 16th September
K-2 Gymnastics Day in Boorowa
Postponed until Term 4