Mary MacKillop: Yesterday Trinity celebrated Mary MacKillop’s feast day. Mary was indeed a woman who remained grounded in the reality of life, and through all her experiences learnt to ‘act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with God’ (Micah 6:8). She rolled up her sleeves, got her hands dirty and responded to the cries of those who struggled in life. On this feast day may you be inspired like Saint Mary MacKillop to make a difference in someone’s life by raising the powers of love through an act of everyday kindness.
Education Week: This week was Education Week. We had a busy week at Trinity with many opportunities to celebrate student achievement. We commenced our week with Kinder 2020 Information Evening. We thank the parents who came along. A special thank you to Mark Sumich who represented our Community Council and spoke about the rewarding experience of parent involvement at Trinity and Amy Mergard, Jemima and Maryanne McKay who provided babysitting in the Library.
Year 3 – 6 Trinity Public Speaking Finalists: On Wednesday children from Years 3 to 6 participated in the Trinity Public Speaking competition to contend for the Annual Archdiocesan Public Speaking Competition. The quality of the speeches was of an exceptionally high standard. The manner in which the students prepared and delivered their speeches is to be commended, making the judge’s decisions an extremely hard one. The judges thanked the teachers and parents for the assistance given to all the speakers and for bringing them to this very high level.
A special thank you to Barry Woolridge and Geoff Orchison for judging, our parents and grandparents who came along to hear our speakers and support them.
Congratulations to the following students:
Year 3: Winner: Emerson Mann-Rea. Runner-up: Billy Corkhilll
Year 4: Winner: Talia McKay. Runner-up: Tom Bassingthwaighte
Year 5: Winner Poppy Lucas. Runner-up: Tilla Bowman
Year 6: Winner Amber McKay. Runner-up: Sara Collins
St Joseph’s Boorowa will travel to Trinity on Monday to participate in the Inter-schools Public Speaking Competition and we wish them all the very best.
K-2 Assembly: Yesterday K-2 presented a very entertaining and informative assembly. The students were all on a plane trip around the world and presented information about each country they visited. One of the passengers on the plane was Donald Trump! You never know who might turn up at Trinity! The reading and the singing was outstanding by all the students. Well done K-2 students and teachers.
Pre-school Art and Craft: It was wonderful to have our preschoolers join us at Trinity yesterday afternoon for Art and Craft. They are enjoying these sessions and learning new skills from our older students.
100 days of Kinder: The Kinder students had a great time dressing up and celebrating 100 days at school. They dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up and celebrated with activities and of course a class party. Check out the photos.
Jeans for Genes Day: Today the students got to wear their jeans to school for Jeans for Genes Day. All students donated a gold coin, raising $69.00 - great effort!
Have a lovely weekend
Public Speaking - 'Inter Schools Competition': On Monday 12 August, the selected Year 3-6 Trinity students, along with St Joseph's Boorowa, are presenting their speeches. This will commence at 9.30am and parents, grandparents and special friends are most welcome to come and watch.
Book Cafe: Book Cafe will commence for Term 3 on Monday, 12 August for the Year 3/4's at the Terracotta Restaurant from 3.30pm - 4.15pm. The cost is $2 which covers afternoon tea.
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.
Whole School Mass: Trinity is holding a whole school Mass, 'Feast of the Assumption' at St Mary's Church on Thursday 15 August at 12pm. We welcome parents, grandparents and special friends to join us.
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. Please call Leanne at the front desk on 63862111 to book, everyone is welcome!
School Counsellor: Next Friday, August 16, the School Counsellor will be visiting Trinity from 9am to 3pm. If you wish for your child to see the Counsellor, Kirsten, please call the front office to make an appointment.
Public Speaking at Trinity
The Trinity Champions and Runners up will now compete against students from Boorowa in the Inter-school Public Speaking Championships on Monday 12th August. This will take place at Trinity in the school hall. There will be Champions and Runners up announced from this level of competition and the 4 Champions from this day will proceed to the Western Region Public Speaking Championships to be held at Sacred Heart in Cootamundra on Friday 6th September.
Our Trinity school community wish the students from Years 3-6 all the best on Monday as they compete against Boorowa.
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Feast of the Assumption of Mary Mass
On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we remember when Mary was taken (“assumed”) into heaven, body and soul, after she died. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven is celebrated on 15 August. Next Thursday, we will be gathering for a whole school mass at 12pm to celebrate this very important Feast Day.
Our next Family Mass for this term will be on Sunday 25th August. This will be our last family mass with Father Joshy. I encourage as many families as possible to come along and join in the mass. We plan to have beautiful singing and a Liturgical Dance in the mass. Father Joshy will sincerely miss the children of Trinity so this family mass would be a wonderful way to thank him for his support of our children and the Sacramental programs throughout our school. The Parish have organised a farewell luncheon on this day (following mass) to be held in Galong. This is a separate function and is entirely up to families if they wish to go to the luncheon. The details are as follows;
A farewell luncheon for Fr Joshy will be held on Sunday 25th August at 12 o’clock at the Galong Monastery. Tickets are $30 a ticket and will be available after weekend Masses each Sunday or at the Harden Newsagency. For catering purposes tickets are to be picked up by the 19th August.
The Feast Day of Blessed Mary MacKillop was Thursday 7th August. Children at Trinity did various activities in their classrooms to learn more about Mary MacKillop.
Mary MacKillop had many beautiful quotes. Some of which were;
- Try at least to excuse what you cannot understand and bear in mind that you have only to answer for your own faults. (1877)
- Have patience with yourselves when you see that you have failed and patience with others when they seem to have done so. (1874)
- We must teach more by example than by word.(1867)
- Gratitude is the memory of the heart. (1907)
- Many things we condemn are pleasing to God because God sees the motives. (1907)
- Be eager in your desires but patient in their accomplishment.
- Never see a need without trying to do something about it.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
K-2 Open House Assembly
What a fantastic assembly K-2 presented to our school community yesterday. The theme was 'Around the World', so we boarded a plane that took us to all the continents, while learning lots of interesting facts along the way. There were lots of 'in-flight' entertainment including scary stories written by Yr 1/2, an interesting Maths lesson on weighing different items and a beautiful story from Kinder - Well done K-2!
100 Days of Kinder
On Monday, Kinder celebrated a very exciting milestone, they have reached 100 days of big school! It has been a wonderful year and we had the chance to relax and reflect on everything we have done this year.
To celebrate we dressed up as what we want to be when we grow up, and didn't we have some fantastic careers on show! We started our day with our literacy block and looking back at some of our reading and writing goals from the start of the year and seeing our MASSIVE improvements over the previous 100 days. After lunch, we joined 1/2 for our weekly rugby clinic. We had soo much fun we didn't want to come back inside. But waiting in the classroom was a movie, popcorn and a few other little treats. Just before the recess bell, we went out and had a class party. There was an array of yummy snacks spread out for us to share. I would like to thank all parents that were able to send something little in, it was greatly appreciated! After a play and burning off some of the energy, we settled back in to the classroom and finished our movie.
Kinder had a wonderful day and they would like to thank everybody that has helped them so far during this journey. The progress and love for learning wouldn't be as evident if it wasn't for the extra work behind the scenes. We look forward to the next 100 days and 100 after that, and 100 after that!
Another two of the Children’s Book Council of Australia shortlisted books were read and enjoyed by students this week in preparation for BOOK WEEK celebrations in Week 7.
Kinder, Year 1 and 2 read about a pavement artist named Barnaby in CHALK BOY by Margaret Wild and Mandy Ord.
A soulful and heart-warming story about what happens when a pavement artist’s drawing comes to life. Barnaby is a pavement artist. ‘This morning he started drawing me. I have a head that can think, eyes that can see, ears that can hear and legs that can run. Best of all, I have a heart that can feel. Thank you, Barnaby’.
Award-winning writer Margaret Wild compresses epic themes into a poetic, emotional story, while Mandy Ord’s sharp-edged figures, armed with mobile phones and blank stares, beautifully capture the cityscape. Together, text and image describe themes of compassion, friendship, life on the streets and creativity. Kinder wrote and illustrated their favourite part of the text while Year 1 and 2 investigated the characters, setting and plot and drew their own very creative pavement pictures.
Years 5 and 6 investigated the deeper themes of Cicada by Shaun Tan.
Cicada is the story of an insect working in an office, and all the people who don't love him. It's a very simple 32-page picture book about the unspoken horrors of corporate white-collar enslavement.
Cicada works in an office, dutifully toiling day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his coworkers. But one day, cicada goes to the roof of the building, and something truly extraordinary happens ...
A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked, from Australia's most acclaimed picture book creator.
Years 5 and 6 discussed and researched the themes of Cicada and began producing book trailers to persuade staff and other students to be interested in knowing more about this text.
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!!
During Peer Support this week the children looked at qualities their friends may have and the concept that we choose friends based on the qualities we admire in them.
They also explored the skills of friendship, specifically those of cooperation and listening.
We encourage your child to show they are interested in the person they are talking to by being an active listener – this being a quality of a good friend.
Kinder: Ayeisha Atallah & Tanna Brooks
Year 1/2: Tilly Jackson & Georgia Daken
Year 3/4: Ryan Sumich & Willow Stevenson
Year 5/6: Poppy Lucas & Maddison Foley
Kinder: Avery Mann-Rea, Jack Gadd, Marlie Oakley & Lana Sumich
Year 1/2: Claire Corkhill & Ruby Lucas
Year 3/4: Riley Jackson, Emerson Mann-Rea, Billy Corkhill, Ryan Sumich & Jemima Mergard
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
On Monday the students participated in a Rugby Union workshop, held by the Brumbies (Southern Inland Rugby). The children had a great time learning all about the different skills in Rugby. This will continue every Monday for Term 3.
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