As the term is quickly coming to an end it is timely to reflect on the magnificent achievements of our students this term as well as significant events. It has been a particularly busy term but we have experienced many moments to celebrate student success both in and out of the classroom. These events are always celebrated with spadeful’s of Trinity enthusiasm and style! Just to list these events clearly exuberates the amazing staff who work tirelessly to enable all of these things to happen to ensure our school continues to be the vibrant learning community that it is. The many key events this term included, Grandparents day, Public Speaking, hosting CE staff school visits to showcase the wonderful teaching and learning in class rooms, NAIDOC week, Family and School Masses, National Science Week, Preschool Art and Craft, Father’s Day breakfast, Infants and Primary assemblies, Parliament, Bunyip Buddy reading, Book Week activities, Trent Barrett Shield, Todd Woodbridge Cup and Infants and Primary excursions.
Today, Emi Mann-Rea is competing in the Western Regions Public Speaking Finals at Boorowa. We wish Emi the very best of luck and we are so proud of her to be a finalist!
The NAPLAN results will be sent home with the Year 3 and 5 students today. We are particularly proud of the improvements achieved across all areas of the curriculum. Of particular note was the growth from Year 3 to Year 5. Well done to our students and teachers.
Last week we said our farewells to Father Joshy with an amazing mass and barbeque which was such a fitting tribute to Fr Joshy who has done so much to ensure that our faith continues to be at the heart of all we do in our community. We are sure Fr Joshy will settle in quickly to his new parish and he was presented with a jacket to ensure he keeps warm in winter which was generously funded by our parents and staff. We welcome Father Lolisio Gisa as he commences in our parish this week and we are sure he is going to love being our Parish Priest.
Isn’t it wonderful to see the fantastic improvements to our school oval? A very special thank you to our Community Council for enabling this and to our wonderful parents and students who enthusiastically raised the money to ensure we could do these improvements. We can’t wait for our Library outdoor furniture and sails to arrive so we can fully utilise the space outside the library. Next term we will be having our next major fundraiser to enable us to complete our outdoor areas. So please ensure you check the newsletter, School Calendar, Facebook and SchoolZine App for notifications of this. We need everyone to support our fundraising events to enable improvements to continue to happen at Trinity for the benefit of our students.
Next Wednesday, September 25 we will conduct Learning Journeys from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for each student to showcase their hard work this term. Please come along, bring your children and celebrate their achievements. A barbeque dinner and refreshments will be provided from 5pm, so we look forward to seeing you all there!
Next Friday is Footy Colours day so the children can come to school wearing their favourite footy team colours for a gold coin donation towards cancer research!
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the Spring weather.
Trent Barrett Shield Finals: Big congratulations to the Yr 3/4 Girls League Tag side, who are competing in the finals day at Wagga on Tuesday 24th September.
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.
Learning Journeys: Trinity is inviting parents and grandparents to Learning Journeys on Wednesday 25 September from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. Learning Journeys are a wonderful way for children to showcase and share their learning and achievements for this term. A BBQ tea will be provided from 5pm with light refreshments.
Footy Colurs Day: Fight Cancer Foundation’s Footy Colours Day is a national fundraising campaign held during the month of September to support kids living with cancer. On our last day of Term 3 (Friday 27 September), students are to wear footy colours to school (uniform free day). Please bring in a gold coin, this will go towards the Fight Cancer Foundation.
Yr 3/4 Excursion to Young Cinema: Year 3/4 are going to the movies in Young on Friday 27th September to see Ugly Dolls at 11am.
Parliament: Parliament will be held on Friday 27 September at 2.40pm. Parents and community members are most welcome to attend.
Making Jesus Real – How can we model Jesus today?
Each day we teach our children ‘right’ from ‘wrong’. As parents, grandparents and teachers
we are in the best position to model Jesus in our children/students lives. Our conduct should be an example. The Spirit should be evidencing His fruit – love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control. These are the fruits we instil in our children – this is ‘making Jesus real’ in our daily lives.
Family Mass to Farewell Fr Joshy
Last Sunday, we celebrated our final Family Mass with Fr. Joshy at St. Anthony’s Church in Harden. It was wonderful to see the large number of children and their families come along as well as a great number of parishioners to share in the ministries. At the end of the mass and through the weekly bulletin Fr Joshy extended his appreciation to all the Parish for their sincere kindness, support and encouragement provided to him over the past 6 years. Fr Joshy expressed his gratitude for ‘the gift of life, faith, Church, priesthood and loving people.’ He went on to say ‘I’ve packed memories of friendship, fun, support and prayer into my heart to take with me. Those I am deeply grateful for.’
In the words of Mother Theresa “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
Prayer in Times of Drought
In these trying times we pray for our farmers and their families. May our land be blessed with the nourishment of rain and fruitful times ahead.
You created the earth to nourish us and give us life.
Jesus, your Son, has taught us to ask in his name for daily needs and so we pray:
Our Father, who art in heaven . . . We ask that you look kindly upon us at this time. Our land is in the grip of drought, our animals are in need of pasture and we are unable to plant crops. Let your blessing come upon our land, bring gentle rain to make the crops grow. May we use well your gifts that the poor may be fed and the hungry filled with good things. Then shall we give glory to you, creator God, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
MPS Cinderella Rockafella Performance
Yesterday, the whole school went to Murrumburrah Public School's production of 'Cinderella Rockafella'. MPS did a wonderful job and the Trinity students enjoyed seeing it.
In Peer support this week the children focused on the skills of winning in a friendly way and coping with losing. The children participated in various activities and discussed how to accept the outcome of a game, no matter what it is, in a friendly way in order to maintain friendships.
We encourage your child to practice these skills in all aspects of life, whether it be weekend sport or choosing what to watch on television.
League Tag Team off to the Finals
Congratulations and Good Luck
Next Tuesday our Year 3 / 4 Girls League Tag side will travel to Wagga to compete in the Trent Barrett Shield Finals.
This is a wonderful accomplishment for the girls and we wish them every success on the day.
The competition will be held at Paramore Park, Copland Street, Wagga. The first match is at 10:55am against Sturt PS.
We wish the girls all the best at this level of the competition. Results and reports from the day will be printed in next week’s newsletter.
Cancellation - Young Touch Football Gala Day
It is with great disappointment I have to announce that the Gala Touch Football day scheduled to be held in Young next Tuesday has been cancelled due to lack of support from surrounding schools.
I am assuming the fact that the Trent Barrett Shield Finals in Wagga being held on the same day may have factored into this happening.
The organisers in Young are also disappointed but it is beyond their control if they do not have registered school teams to warrant the competition going ahead.
We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may inflict on our students but we look forward to hopefully a better outcome in 2020.
I can confirm that Trinity Catholic School registered 3 teams for the day (having to pull ONE out due to commitment to Trent Barrett Shield Finals in Wagga) and were the ONLY school to have registered as of last Wednesday.
I appreciate your understanding with this issue.
Coming Sports Events
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.
Have a wonderful week
| Archdiocesan Cricket (Gundagai)
Friday 20 March 2020
| Archdiocesan Netball & Rugby League (Lyneham, ACT)
Friday 3 April 2020
|Trinity Cross Country||
Monday 6 April 2020
| Archdiocesan Touch Football (Lyneham ACT)
Wednesday 8 April 2020
Kinder: Avery Mann-Rea & Ayeisha Atallah
Year 1/2: Phoebe Bassingthwaighte & Stevie-Rain Ford
Year 3/4: Archie Quinn, Grace Metcalfe & Michael Oakley
Year 5/6: Poppy Lucas & Samantha Beal
Kinder: Avery Mann-Rea, Marlie Oakley, Ayeisha Atallah, Lana Sumich, Digby Clark & Harlow Summerfield
Year 1/2: Phoebe Bassingthwaighte, Ruby Lucas, Hamish Clark, Poppy-Rose Howarth & Claire Corkhill
Year 3/4: Willow Stevenson, Tom Bassingthwaighte, Emerson Mann-Rea, Zoe Lenehan, Bea Lucas, Micahel Oakley, Billy Corkhill, Ryan Sumich, Jemima Mergard & Talia McKay
Yr 5/6: Poppy Lucas, Teneil Leitner, Tylerr Leitner, Amber McKay & Sophie Barnes
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