Staffing News: As many of you are aware, Marylou Gorham is currently on leave. This week she enjoyed being at the Principal’s Conference in Adelaide. Next week she is on leave spending quality time with her daughter and grandson. The following week Marylou has been chosen to be a part of an evidence forum in education. She will join Mr Ross Fox (Director of Education) and Mrs Maree Williams (Head of Curriculum) to travel to several Melbourne Schools reviewing the future direction of teaching and learning in Catholic Education schools. We wish Marylou all the best in her travels and can’t wait to hear about her experiences.
R U OK? DAY 2019: We know that suicide prevention is an enormously complex and sensitive challenge the world over. But we also know that some of the world’s smartest people have been working tirelessly and developed credible theories that suggest there’s power in that simplest of questions - “Are you OK?”
One of the most significant theories is by United States academic, Dr Thomas Joiner. Because his father took his own life, Thomas has dedicated his research to try and answer that question “why?”
His theory tries to answer that complex question by describing three forces at play in someone at risk. The first force is the person thinks they’re a burden on others; the second is that they can withstand a high degree of pain; and the third is they don’t feel connected to others.
It's this lack of connection (or lack of belonging) that we want to prevent. By inspiring people to take the time to ask "Are you OK?" and listen, we can help people struggling with life feel connected long before they even think about suicide. It all comes down to regular, face-to-face, meaningful conversations about life. And asking “Are you OK?” is a great place to start.
When young people do seek help, it is most typically from informal sources such as friends and family rather than professional sources. Read this link below from REACHOUT.COM website on starting a conversation about youth mental health.
Please get behind our out of school uniform and gold coin donation on Friday 13/9 to assist in raising much needed funds to support the R U OK? Foundation.
Book Week: Do you wanna be a superhero? Oh yeah! Big and Brave and tough and strong!!!!
I’m sure everyone that was able to be a part of our special BOOK WEEK SUPERHEROES DAY loved it as much as our students. There has been nonstop talk about the day and how much fun everyone had. A huge thank you to Mrs Doolan for all her efforts in organising such a beautiful day also to our wonderful staff for all their organisation, dance practising, cookie making, dress up organising, singing madness that has happened over the past few weeks. K-2 were fortunate enough to go and show their dance moves and musical abilities to the nursing home in the morning and they loved sharing that time with the residents.
Trinity Community Council News: The irrigation work has begun on bottom oval. At the moment the oval is out of bounds until the work is finalised and the area is deemed safe to play on. We aim that this will be by the end of Week 8.
Harden Show: This weekend is the Harden Murrumburrah Springtime Show. We are doing the BBQ and every family has been rostered on for one hour. Many hands make light work and if we can all commit to the one hour, we should have a smooth and productive day. The funds raised from the BBQ will be out back into the BMX track and up keep/maintenance of the track.
We hope you have a fantastic weekend.
Book Cafe: Book Cafe is on Monday, 9 September for the Year 3/4's at the Terracotta Restaurant from 3.30pm - 4.15pm. The cost is $2 which covers afternoon tea. The children are reading ‘Misery Guts’ by Morris Gleitzman and are thoroughly enjoying it - lots of comments saying it's so funny!!
Trent Barrett Shield: The Trent Barrett Shield competition will be held in Harden on Wednesday 11 September for students in Year 3 / 4. Trinity have entered a Girls League Tag team and a Boys 7 aside Rugby League team.
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.
Fr Joshy's Farewell Mass: On Thursday 12 September, we will celebrate our last whole school mass at Trinity with Father Joshy. We urge all families and community members to come along to this mass which will be followed by a Sausage Sizzle lunch and cake.
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!
RU OK Day: On Friday 13 September, Trinity is celebrating RU Ok Day. All students to wear out of school uniform - please wear yellow or bright colours! Please bring in a gold coin donation, which will go towards the RU Ok Foundation.
School Counsellor: The School Counsellor will be at Trinity on Friday 13 September. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the front office by 3.15pm, Wednesday 11 September.
Open House Assembly: Year 4-6 are holding their assembly on Friday, 13 September at 9.30am. We warmly invite parents, grandparents and our school community to come along and share in our learning successes.
Family Mass: Next Sunday, 15th September, we will be celebrating our last Family Mass with Fr. Joshy at St. Anthony’s Church in Harden. All families are warmly invited to come along and share in the ministries.
Western Region Public Speaking Finals
Emerson Mann-Rea, who was successful in winning the Year 3 division at the Western Region Interschool Public Speaking Semi-finals, is competing at the Western Region Public Speaking Finals in Cootamundra on Monday, 9 September. Trinity teachers and friends wish Emerson all the best at this level of the competition!
Making Jesus Real
Making Jesus Real in our everyday lives is something children at Trinity do very well. It is always a pleasure to see the many times our students bring Jesus into their daily lives through their actions and words. The following MJR messages are always being reviewed at Trinity.
> Live Jesus in our hearts
> Teamwork makes the dream work
> Look for the good and God in others
> ICO – Instant Cheerful Obedience
> Meet, greet and speak
> Where have you seen Jesus today?
Next Sunday, 15th September, we will be celebrating our last Family Mass with Fr. Joshy at St. Anthony’s Church in Harden. All families are warmly invited to come along and share in the ministries. A note has been sent home today seeking volunteers to take part in the ministries for this mass.
Farewell Mass for Father Joshy
Next Thursday 12th September, we will celebrate our last whole school mass at Trinity with Father Joshy. This is an opportunity to show our gratitude to Father Joshy for his support and commitment to Trinity. We urge all families and community members to come along to this mass which will be followed by a Sausage Sizzle lunch and cake.
Thought For The Week - What Does the Bible Say About Focus?
Staying focused on God in today’s ever changing world is not easy. Life happens so fast in the 21st Century that if your cell phone is 12 months old it’s out of date!
Distraction is the nemesis of focus. We are constantly tempted to pull away from a consistent focus on Christ. As a result, we often find ourselves being tossed to and fro by the concerns of life.
Keeping focus on Christ means that we’re purposefully fading out everything that pulls us away from connecting with Him. It’s a disciplined lifestyle of choosing to see every blessing and struggle through the lens of Christ. How can we stay focused in a world of busyness?
- Begin the day with God
- Remain in Prayer
- Limit the Distractions
- Serve God and Serve Others
- Listen to God – take time during your day to be WITH God.
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
Kinder: Lana Sumich & Harry Edwards
Year 1/2: Zoe Miller-Logue & Jade Weitzel
Year 3/4: Emerson Mann-Rea & Jaslyn Killick
Year 5/6: Chaz Cooper, Maddison Foley & Teneil Leitner
Kinder: Dakota Medley & Digby Clark
Year 1/2: Cruz Brooks, Phoebe Bassingthwaighte, Georgia Jackson & Raph Summerfield (absent)
Year 3/4: Riley Jackson, Thomas Edwards, & Michael Oakley
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, Violet Tindall, Lana Sumich, Mia Longbottom, Avery Mann-Rea, Marlie Oakley
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield, Hamish Summerfield, Ruby Lucas, Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 4: Melanine Beal, Emerson Mann-Rea, Ryan Sumich, Bea Lucas, Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte
50 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Dakota Medley, Ivy Corkhill
Year 2/3: Claire Corkhill
100 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Jack Gadd
Trent Barrett Shield
The Trent Barrett Shield competition will be held in Harden on Wednesday 11th September for students in Year 3 / 4. Trinity have entered a Girls League Tag team and a Boys 7 aside Rugby League team. Students have been practising skills and drills in PE / Sport last term and again this term and are training at lunchtimes. Many thanks to the teachers and parents who have offered to help support the Year 3 / 4 children in their preparations. The day is designed to allow as many students as possible to gain a positive Rugby League or League Tag experience.
Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Gala Day
The Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival will be held at the Boorowa Showground on Friday 25th October (Term 4). Children from Years 2-6 will be participating in this carnival.
Young Touch Football Gala Day
The Young Touch Football Gala Day will be held on Tuesday 24th September at Alfred Oval. This is a free event designed to give students experience playing in a team situation with an emphasis on participation and fun, therefore it is NON-COMPETITIVE and games scores are not kept. Games are 15 minutes duration and each team is guaranteed to play a minimum of 4 games.
Have a wonderful week
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