The Feast of the Assumption: On Thursday Fr Joshy celebrated Mass at Trinity to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. It was wonderful to see many of our parishioners’ and parents attend to celebrate this important occasion with the children and teachers from Trinity. The children reflected on the life of Mary and why she is so special to everyone.
Inter-schools Public Speaking: On Monday, Trinity hosted the Inter-schools Public Speaking. St Joseph’s Boorowa travelled across to Trinity for the occasion. The standard of the speeches was extremely high, with the judges being astounded at the student’s delivery of their speeches. A special thank you to the many parents and grandparents who came along to support the students and our special guest judges, Mrs Rita O’Connor, Mrs Gayle Lander and Mrs Carmel Babos. The judges commented on the welcoming atmosphere of Trinity and the wonderful hospitality they received while visiting. After the speeches, the students and parents from both schools were invited to morning tea in the Library provided by our wonderful staff. A special thank you to Ms Wade for her wonderful organisation.
National Science Week: On Friday, the children had a fantastic time participating in STEM and Science activities. The children rotated in groups and were actively engaged in ‘hands on’ activities. They had fun participating in a variety of hands on experiments in each classroom. This year's theme was 'Destination Moon: More Missions, More Science'. Thank you to our Ms O’Brien and Mr Niddrie, for preparing and organising the activities. The children certainly had fun and learnt a lot as they experimented together on each activity.
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. If you happen to know of any preschoolers please encourage them to come along and join in the fun!
Father’s Day Breakfast: On Friday August 30, there will be a Father’s Day breakfast at Trinity commencing at 8.15am. All dads, grandfathers and special friends are invited to come along and have breakfast with their child/children. There will be bacon and egg rolls available as well as fruit. Following breakfast, you are invited to come into the classrooms at 9.10 am for shared story time where the children will read their published stories. The children have been very busy writing and publishing stories throughout the year and they would love to share them with you. An invitation for the breakfast will be sent home closer to the event to assist us with catering.
Wishing you a lovely weekend
National Science Week
This week students at Trinity celebrated National Science Week. Today the students completed a range of rotations based around this year's theme: "Destination Moon: more missions, more science."
Students participated in a range of science and stem activities. From mapping out the solar system to rockets making and measuring. they also looked into volcanoes on the moon and redesigning the space helmet. Students had an opportunity to walk on the moon with the use of a green screen. Students had an awesome time and learnt many different things about space.
Public Speaking at Trinity
Western Region Interschool Public Speaking Semi-finals
The Western Region Interschool Public Speaking Semi-finals were held on Monday. Our Champion and Runner Up speakers from Trinity competed against students from St Joseph’s School Boorowa. Once again the standard was exceptionally high making the judges decision an extremely difficult one. Our guest judges were Mrs Rita O’Connor, Mrs Gayle Lander and Mrs Carmel Babos. All judges commented that the quality of the sixteen finalists’ speeches was of an exceptionally high standard. The manner in which the students prepared and delivered their speeches is to be commended. The judges thanked the teachers and parents for the assistance given to all the speakers and for bringing them to this very high level.
The morning concluded with Presentations followed by morning tea in the school Library.
Certificates were presented to all competitors. They were:
Presentations were then made to the 2019 Interschool Public Speaking Champions and Runners Up;
Year 3 Champion Emerson Mann-Rea and Runner up Billy Corkhill
Year 4 Champion Alice Dymock and Runner up Talia McKay
Year 5 Champion Delilah Cross and Runner up Poppy Lucas
Year 6 Champion Lucy Bowman and Runner up Amber McKay
The Champion speakers will now compete at the Western Region Public Speaking Finals in Cootamundra on Friday 6th September and we wish them all the best!
Big congratulations to Emerson Mann-Rea who was successful in winning the Year 3 division. She will now compete at the Western Region Public Speaking Finals in Cootamundra. Trinity teachers and friends wish Emerson all the best at this level of the competition!
Book Cafe: Book Cafe has commenced for Term 3 on Monday afternoons, 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.
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!
Todd Woodbridge Tennis Day: The Year 3/4's will participate in the Todd Woodbridge Tennis Day on Friday 23 August at the Harden Tennis Courts. This commences at 9.30am.
Parliament: Year 6 Parliament will be held on Friday 23 August at 2.45pm.
Family Mass: Our Family Mass for this term will be on Sunday 25th August at 9am at St Anthony's Church. 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.
Feast of the Assumption of Mary Mass
Yesterday we gathered together in worship to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Catholic tradition teaches us that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was assumed body and soul into Heaven as a reward for her faithfulness. Her life and devotion should be an example for all of us. Thank you to the Year 5 / 6 children for leading the ministries and to the Choir for their amazing singing. This made it a very special mass for the many parishioners and families who attended.
Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother.
In the power of the Holy Spirit,
you received the Word of God.
We turn to you today and
every day for guidance, wisdom,
courage and understanding.
We entrust our prayers to you
as we seek your help each day.
Our next Family Mass for this term will be on Sunday 25th August. This will be our last family mass with Father Joshy. Notes went home this week detailing this mass and asking for any children who would like to help lead the ministries and singing. I encourage as many families as possible to come along and join in the mass to support our Parish and Father Joshy.
Making Jesus Real – Focus on Attitude
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. (Charles Swindoll) And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
Two more Children’s Book Council of Australia shortlisted books were read and enjoyed by students this week in library in preparation for BOOK WEEK celebrations in Week 7.
Kinder, Year 1 and 2 explored the text Tricky’s Bad Day by renowned author Alison Lester.
“Tricky is not having a great day. He spills milk on the floor, his clothes won’t cooperate, his scooter breaks, his smoothie splatters and his sister wrecks his game. His mood goes from bad to worse, until Tricky doesn’t even want to be in a good mood anymore. He just wants to be bad! But Dad knows bad moods are no good for young cubs, and he also knows a few secret tricks to make them go away.”
A fabulous picture book for children where they can relate to the strong emotions Tricky experiences, and, in a gentle way, be encouraged to find ways to turn a bad mood around when they inevitably fall into one.
Years 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed Michaels Speechley’s first published books, The All New Must Have Orange 430.
Main Character, Harvey, owned a heap of stuff, but could always use more. The ORANGE 430 was the latest and the greatest. Harvey wasn't sure what it did, but he had to have it!
A cheeky picture book for anyone who’s bought a thingy or whatsit . . . and doesn't quite know why. In his debut picture book, Michael Speechley explores our obsession with stuff in a fun and edifying way.
Years 3/4 put their illustrator caps on and attempted to draw their own interpretations of the famous Orange 430, while giving this useless object a purpose.
Years 5 and 6 continued to discuss and research the themes of Cicada by
Shaun Tan and completed their own 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 CHACTER COSTUME and POW into reading!!
Type of friends was the focus this week in Peer Support. The students explored what encourages them to form friendships with different people (common interests, admirable qualities, etc). Through various activities the students identified that their friends can fall in to the categories of ‘best friends’, ‘friends’ and ‘people we know’. The children also discussed the fact that friendships can change over time for various reasons.
We encourage you to discuss with your child the different friends they have in their lives and how friendships may change. Some friends may be more important at different times in their lives.
Kinder: Toby Stevenson and Harlow Summerfield
Year 1/2: Georgia Jackson and Somer Oldfield
Year 3/4: Aidan Summerfield, Billy Corkhill and Roy Whybrow
Year 5/6: Tasmin Sommer amd Teneil Leitner
Year 1/2: Ruby Lucas
Year 3/4: Zoe Lenehan, Bea Lucas, Emerson Mann-Rae, Talia McKay and Riley Jackson
Year 5/6: Chaz Cooper, Christian Johnson, Poppy Lucas, Tilly Bowman and Amber McKay
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 for Year 3/4 will be attending the Todd Woodbridge Cup Tennis day at Harden tennis courts next Friday 23rd August. Since 2015 Tennis NSW, in partnership with the NSWPSSA and with cooperation of local tennis clubs and coaches, has been running the Todd Woodbridge Cup for students in Years 3 & 4. While being a fun event which any Stage 2 student can participate in, it is also a competition, giving students who may not normally represent their school the opportunity to do so. The winning school progress through to a Regional final, where they have the opportunity to compete for entry into our State Final in Sydney on November 18.
The students do not need to have had any experience playing tennis! The event is about having fun in a team environment while experiencing physical activity playing tennis. Year 3/4 should have a great day of fun and exercise on the courts.
Next Thursday, 22nd August, Sara Collins and Somer Oldfield will be travelling to Canberra to compete in the Archdiocesan Athletics Carnival at the AIS. Sara will be competing in High Jump and Shot Put. Somer will be competing in 100m sprint. Trinity school wish both girls all the best next week. We look forward to hearing all about their day upon their return.
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