Education Week: Commences on Monday August 5. The theme this year for education week is ‘Every student. Every voice’. There are many events of interest during that week so come along and join in the fun!
The events are:
- Monday: Open Day Evening Tours from 5.15pm-6.30pm. This will conclude with the Kinder 2020 Information Evening at 6.45pm in the Kinder classroom. Babysitting and refreshments will be provided.
- Kinder 100 day celebrations.
- Wednesday: Year 3-6 School Speak Offs (Finalists) at 9.30am in the Year 3-6 Learning Space.
- Thursday: 9.30am Year 3-6 Open House Assembly commencing at 9:30am. Bunyip will be attending.
- Pre-school Art & Craft at 2.15pm.
We hope you can come along to one or all of these fantastic events and witness the wonderful learning that is occurring in our amazing school.
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 6.30pm for any family who'd like to view our school or was unable to attend our Open Day last term. If you know someone who is thinking of sending their children to Trinity, please invite them to come along.
Preschool art and craft: it was lovely to have our pre-schoolers at Trinity yesterday afternoon. The Kinders enjoyed being the hosts while assisting them with their art and craft. If you have a preschool child or happen to know of some preschool age children please come along and join in the fun.
Community Council News: In the next few weeks, work will commence to improve the bottom oval. A watering system will be installed across the oval which will improve the turf. The oval is used every day so while the new sprinkler system is being installed, the children will play on the Top oval. We are in the process of obtaining quotes for the shade and furnishings outside the Library. All of this is possible due to the fundraising initiatives of our school community.
Road Safety: Attached with this newsletter is information regarding safe dropping off and picking up of children. Parents please take time to read this. All parents need to park their cars and walk their childen to and from the school gate. Many times we witness parents parking at the gate, dropping children off and picking them up without exiting the car and with the engine running. This is a very unsafe and negligent practice. Safety for your child and others is our priority.
Annual Satisfaction Survey: The annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff is currently being conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese. 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 were 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
Have a lovely weekend
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Last Friday the Public Speaking competition ‘Speak Offs’ were held for Years 3-6 children. All students delivered great speeches with some wonderful entertainment for visiting guests. We are very pleased to announce the finalists who will be judged next Wednesday in the Trinity ‘Speak Offs’. They are;
Year 3: Billy Corkhill, Zoe Lenehan, Beatrice Lucas & Emerson Mann-Rea
Year 4: Tom Bassingthwaighte, Jaslyn Killick, Talia McKay & Jemima Mergard
Year 5: Tilla Bowman, Tylerr Leitner, Poppy Lucas & Tasmin Sommer
Year 6: Sophie Barnes, Sara Collins, Christian Johnson & Amber McKay
The School Counsellor will be visiting Trinity on Friday August 16. If you or your child need to see the Counsellor, please contact the front office to make an appointment.
Return & Earn
Don’t forget to bring your cans and plastic bottles to Trinity and place in the bin provided so we can continue to earn money for our school.
Family Mass: This Sunday 4 August, we will be celebrating a Family Mass at St Anthony's Church at 9am. It will be great to see many Trinity families come along to help lead the ministries and sing.
Kinder 2020 Information Night: Trinity is having their New Enrolments & Kinder Info Night on Monday 5 August at 6.45pm. If you know of anyone that's not sure on where to send their child to school next year, please encourage them to come along!
Public Speaking - 'Speak Offs': On Wednesday 7 August, the selected Year 3-6 students are presenting their speeches to independant judges in the 5/6 classroom. This will commence at 9.30am and parents, grandparents and special friends are most welcome to come and watch.
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.
K-2 Open House Assembly: Kinder and Year 1/2 are holding their assembly on Thursday, 8th August at 9.30am. We warmly invite parents, grandparents and our school community to come along and share in our learning successes.
Pre-school 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 art & craft program in Term 3, on Thursdays from 2.15pm-3.10pm. The children had a great day yesterday - Please call Leanne on 63862111 to book, everyone is welcome!
Making Jesus Real
Each day Trinity staff are on the lookout for students who are showing the face of Jesus to staff, visitors and their fellow students.
Are they showing care and concern for classmates?
Are they helping other students, looking out for younger students or showing compassion to classmates who might need a helping hand?
Which students are going above and beyond with their positive attitude and trying to live by our school vision – To Know, To Love, To Serve.
Our first Family Mass for the term is this 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. Special thanks to the families who have volunteered to conduct the Ministries for this mass.
St. Mary MacKillop, also called Saint Mary of the Cross, was born January 15, 1842 in Melbourne, Victoria. Mary was the eldest in her family with three sisters and four brothers. She loved children and later became a teacher. Mary longed for poor children to have the opportunity to attend school. From an early age Mary MacKillop longed to live for God alone by serving those in the greatest need living by her motto: ‘Never see a need without doing something about it’. Mary MacKillop died on the 8th of August 1909 in North Sydney where her tomb can be visited today. She was a wonderful woman who gave her life to God and to people in need and was declared Australia’s first Saint on the 17th of October 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. Mary MacKillop’s Feast Day is celebrated August 8.
Please take some time out of your day on Thursday 8th August to pray to Saint Mary MacKillop.
Loving God, with grateful hearts we remember the power for goodness that Mary MacKillop is in our world. May we be touched anew with her spirit of prophetic charity and generous participation in mission. We ask this in the name of Christ, the Sacred Heart, and of the Spirit of Mission. Amen.
A short documentary of Mary MacKillop’s life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U47oWVgFHak
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
This week in Library our students read two of the Children’s Book Council of Australia books shortlisted for awards in 2019. CBCA aims to foster in children a love of books and each year vote on the best children’s literature in Australia. We have managed to purchase all of the 18 shortlisted books for the Library and together we will read and explore these texts over the coming weeks in a lead up to BOOK WEEK in Week 7.
Our infant students thoroughly enjoyed reading about the adventures of a polar bear in Rainbow Bear by Stephen King.
When the bear visits the city, he returns home with gifts of beautifully bright colour art materials for his family. In the land of ice and snow where they live, the rainbow colours are particularly appealing, and his partner and cubs delight in the gifts he has given. But it seems to Bear that his trip to the city has changed him in a strange and unexpected fashion, for every morning he wakes up covered with a different selection of rainbow hued designs instead of the white fur he expects.
Kinder put their art skills to the tests and created their own colourful rainbow bears while Years 1/2 wrote about their favourite part of the text and enhanced their writing with wonderful illustrations.
Our primary students read The Feather by Margaret Wild. A story about hope, kindness and redemption set in a grey dystopian world. When a great feather drifts from the leaden sky, two children recognise its extraordinariness and take it to the village for its protection. The villagers, however, want to encase it, upon which the feather loses its radiance. The children take it home and care for it through the night.
In the morning it is again radiant, and when they set it free it leaves behind the first signs of blue sky and colour. The ambiguous ending invites multiple interpretations about the effects of selflessness and kindness.
Years 3/4 used their IPads to research interesting information about author, Margaret Wild and Illustrator, Freya Blackwood while Years 5/6 investigated the themes and profounder meanings of the text.
Congratulations to Kinder who received the SUPER SKOOB AWARD this week for using their super powers to select, borrow and read a range of interesting texts to challenge their reading. Well done Super Kinder!
A reminder that Trinity will celebrate Book Week in Week 7, so start planning your SUPER HERO or FAVOURITE BOOK CHARACTER COSTUME and POW into reading!!
Our Peer Support Program commenced this week and congratulations to our Year 5/6 leaders who did an amazing job presenting Session One. This introductory session was an opportunity for the students in each of their multi-aged groups to get to know each other a little better. They agreed on how they will work together and interact cooperatively with others. The students began to think about the meaning of friendship. We encourage you to discuss Peer support with your children each week as this will help reinforce the concepts learned in each session.
Kinder had a great Numeracy Lesson on Wednesday playing Tug-o-war with number beads. The students loved this game, while learning adding and subtracting.
This week Year 1/2 were busy in Literacy learning about how short sentences can often have more impact than long ones. What great examples the students came up with!
Year 3/4 are learning about fractions and partitioning in Maths this week. This hands-on activity was used to explore different sized fractions.
Year 5/6 are currently reading 'Around the World in 80 days' by Jules Verne in their Literacy Unit. Each week they are 'taste testing' foods from around the world - today it was Asian!
Last Friday we celebrated NAIDOC Week at Trinity with activities including Aboriginal games, rock paintings and canvas paintings. This was a great opprtunity for the students to learn more about our Aboriginal culture.
Kinder: Jack Gadd & Avery Mann-Rea
Year 1/2: Claire Corkhill & Hamish Clark
Year 3/4: Angus Whybrow & Angus Oldfield
Year 5/6: Amber McKay & Tilly Bowman
Year 3/4: Angus Oldfield & Tom Bassingthwaighte
Year 5/6: Sara Collins
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
Todd Woodbridge Cup
Children from Year 3/4 will be attending the Todd Woodbridge Cup Tennis day at Harden tennis courts on Friday 23rd August. Further information will be sent home to parents next week with permission notes and medical forms.
Term Two Sport
This term Trinity have been fortunate to have Rugby representatives to conduct skills and drills workshops with all children for sport on Monday’s. This will begin next week and continue throughout the term.
We are grateful to again have Mrs Wendy Bowman to conduct YOGA sessions each Friday with all children from Kinder through to Year 6. These sessions started today.
We are very fortunate at Trinity to have these sporting options available and are thankful to the visiting instructors.
Thank you for your continued support of sport at Trinity.
Have a wonderful week,
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