It was wonderful to see our staff and students return this week enthusiastic for their final term for the year. The children are very settled and focused on their learning. Students are now wearing their summer uniform to school. They have the first two weeks to transition from winter to summer. Don’t forget they need to wear their hat to and from school each day! There are plenty of summer uniform items available to purchase from the front office or clothing pool. This term we will see a return to the warmer weather. A reminder that all students need to have a wide brimmed school hat and a water bottle at school. The days are long and hot, and we all need constant hydrating to keep ourselves healthy and nourished. Most children should be drinking between 1.5 and 2.5 litres of water a day, more if they are exercising or participating in sporting activities.
On Monday, Trinity staff combined with Sacred Heart Cootamundra for a spirituality day at Galong. It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect and to have staff from both schools come together as one parish. To complete the day, Father Lolesia celebrated Mass in the Chapel. Apart from being a wonderful opportunity to welcome Father Lolesia, we all thought we should continue this new tradition biannually. Thank you to Ms Donna Wade and Mrs Patrice Maxwell, REC’s for their organisation and presentation.
Congratulations to our choir who won the Western Regions Choir yesterday at Tumut. All that hard work practising has paid off. They sounded amazing when I recently listened to them. A very special thank you to Ms Donna Wade who has worked tirelessly to practise the choir and prepare them for this event, Ann Burns for assisting on the day, Leanne Davis for driving the bus and to Mrs Amy Mergard who came along to practices and was their critical friend. Such amazing talent we have for a small school! Well done to our Trinity students and Ms Wade!
This Monday, 21st October, we will be conducting our first Orientation day for Kinder 2020. We welcome the preschool students to Trinity and I’m sure they will find Trinity to be a very welcoming community. If you know of anyone who is turning 5 by July 31 2020 and who would like to attend Trinity, please invite them to come along and join in the fun!
Recently, we conducted interviews for a Permanent Teaching Position. Congratulations to Mr Jack Niddrie who was the successful applicant from a strong field. We look forward to having Jack at Trinity in a permanent capacity. Staffing and classes for 2020 are still in the process of being finalised and will be in the newsletter in the coming weeks.
On Friday 25th October, Trinity will be hosting the Picnic Race Calcutta at the Harden Country Club. This will also be the last night we host meat raffles for 2019. Please come along and support our school! We would love to see you there. Calcutta raffle tickets need to be returned, sold or not, to the front office by Thursday 24th October. A huge thank you to Mrs Jill Parker for her organisation of this event. You may have noticed Jill, roaming the streets selling tickets! Don't forget to thank her!
Yesterday, you would have received some information about our Trinity Trivia night which is being held on Saturday, November 16 at the Mechanics Institute. We need all our families to support this wonderful fundraising event. The Trinity Trivia nights are always very entertaining and a lot of fun! So start getting your tables together to help make this event a success. Presently, we are seeking ideas for sponsorship and or/prizes. If you know of someone in the community who is involved e.g. with a big sporting club or team or a contact for an incentive to raise money through the donation of an item or a dinner etc., please contact the front office at Trinity. We need major auction items as well as items to raffle. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
A special shout out to all our teachers! Next Friday, is World Teachers Day. They all work extremely hard to ensure your children are challenged every single day all the time and to ensure that school is a safe and welcoming place for them. Thank a teacher in person and let them know you appreciate the work they do!
Have a lovely weekend!
Congratulations to Our Trinity Choir
Yesterday our school choir travelled to Tumut to compete in the annual Mary Quinane Western Region Catholic Primary School Choir Festival. They were accompanied by Miss Wade, Mrs Burns and Mrs Davis.
There were seven schools participating in the festival this year including:
St Joseph’s, Adelong
St Mary’s, Batlow
St Mary’s, Young
St Joseph’s, Boorowa
St. Mary’s, West Wyalong
There were guest judges who marked each choir out of 10 in each of the following categories;
- Entrance and exit
- Musical ability
- General performance
Trinity choir sang ‘Hail Mary, Gentle Woman’ and ‘Everyone Belongs’. All performances were fabulous. It must have been very hard for the judges to adjudicate such competition. However, Trinity Choir ticked all the above boxes. They were awarded FIRST PLACE for their performance, receiving a Perpetual Trophy and Personalised Trophy to keep at school. Miss Wade and all the choir were super excited of the result, as were Mrs Burns and Mrs Davis. Miss Wade is particularly thankful to the choir for their commitment and dedication to choir practices and for their fabulous performance on the day – especially their impeccable behaviour throughout the competition. This in itself is to be highly commended.
The Judges made particular comment on Trinity’s selection of songs being suited to their purpose. They were complimentary of Trinity’s enthusiasm in their presentation and the fact that they ‘felt the lyrics and music’ in the way they performed.
The Trinity community is very proud of the achievements of the choir and wish them every success in future ventures.
Book Cafe: Book Cafe will commence for Term 4 on Monday, 21 October for the Year 5/6's at the Terracotta Restaurant from 3.30pm - 4.15pm. The cost is $2 which covers afternoon tea.
Kinder Orientation: Our first Kinder 2020 Orientation day starts on Monday 21 October from 9.10am - 12pm.
Interactive Rosary Liturgy: On Thursday 24 October, Trinity is holding a Rosary Liturgy in the 3-6 Learning Space at 12.50pm. Parent and special friends are welcome to attend.
Boorowa Netball and Touch Football Carnival: The Carnival is on Friday 25 October at the Boorowa Showground commencing at 9am. All children are to be at the grounds at least half an hour before their first game and report to their Coach/Manager. There is a canteen available on the day. Please wear Trinity sports uniform and bring a hat, drink and sunscreen.
Trinity Calcutta: On Friday 25 October, Trinity will be hosting the Picnic Race Calcutta at the Harden Country Club. Please come along, bring the kids, enjoy dinner and support our school - we would love to see you there! Calcutta raffle tickets need to be returned, sold or not, to the front office by Thursday 24 October.
Lunch-time Clubs: A variety of lunch time clubs are occurring this term for years 3 to 6 students. For the first 2 weeks the children will be doing sport every day in preparation for the Boorowa Carnival, Weeks 3 & 4 Garden Club and Cooking and Weeks 5 & 6 Lego and Creative Arts. The children are looking forward to the clubs which they suggested and have opted to participate in.
Welcome back to Term 4. I trust everybody has had an enjoyable time over the holiday period and were able to spend some quality time as a family. This term once again proves to be very busy yet very exciting in all aspects. We look forward to working together as a school and parish community for yet another successful term.
Prayer for the start of Term 4
Lord, as we prepare for the coming of a new term make us ready, attentive and available to hear you.
Thank You for the gift of being able to rise each day with the assurance that You walk through it with us.
Thank You for the gifts of creativity and uniqueness, and the energy to put them to good use.
May all that we are today, all that we try to do today, may all our encounters, reflections, even the frustrations and failings all be placed in your hands.
May the work we do and the way we do it, bring new hope, new life, and courage to all we come in contact with this semester. We thank you, Lord.
We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord.
Staff Spirituality Day
Last Monday Trinity staff joined with Sacred Heart Cootamundra staff for their Spirituality Day at St. Clements Monastery, Galong. The theme for the day was ‘Journeying with Jesus’ with the objectives being to unpack and engage in scripture using the Worlds of Text and Visio Divina and to explore various ways we can engage with scripture to help nurture our spiritual growth and wellbeing. During the day teachers connected with the ‘Road to Emmaus’ scripture and engaged in workshops to unpack this text. It was a very fruitful day enjoyed by all.
Welcome Father Lolesio
Trinity staff, students and parents warmly welcome Fr. Lolesio to our wonderful community. We are looking forward to working with Fr Lolesio and wish him all the best in his new Parish.
Next Thursday, 24th October, Trinity will participate in an Interactive Rosary at 12:50pm. Family and friends are welcome to come along. This will take place in the Year 5/6 space and outside (weather permitting).
Thought of the Week
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
Tis the season to be READING!! This term in library we will unwrap many exciting books and research various Christmas traditions from around the world. We will focus on descriptive writing and of course put pen to paper to get our Santa letters off to the North Pole!
Please call in and take a look at our bright and colourful Christmas displays to get us all in a jolly mood for the festive season ahead. Students are encouraged to continue their excellent borrowing and reading of books to light up their hearts and minds. Once again an ENORMOUS thank you to Jill Parker and Olivia Doolan for assisting with displays to make our library an exciting and engaging centre for learning.
Book Fair: Our Annual ‘Buy One, Get one Free’ Book Fair will take place in Week 5, from Tuesday 12th November to Friday 15th November. This is the perfect opportunity to fill the fill the Christmas stockings with gifts that can be opened again and again!
Book Club: Issue 7 of Scholastic Book Club was distributed to the students this week. The catalogue is jammed pack with many new titles and heaps of Christmas specials. You have until October 31 to place your orders either online or through the school.
Our adorable little shelf elf “SKOOB” has grown a beard and decked himself out in a new Santa costume over the holidays! He continues to watch over our students making sure they are taking proper care of our books and encouraging reading and borrowing.
So let’s light up this season with a good book!
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.
All students attending the carnival will need to arrive at the venue by 8:30am as games commence at 9:00am and conclude at 3:30pm.
The draws are ever changing as schools add/delete teams etc. The final draw will be sent out this week so will be sent home early next week.
We have a number of parents who have volunteered to help as Team Managers and ex-students who have volunteered to be Referees for the day. We are very thankful to all these people for their continued support of Trinity.
Trinity will take tent shelters for the day. Supporters and participants are encouraged to bring their own portable seating or ground covers/rugs.
Trinity have entered 4 Touch teams for the day and are looking forward to a great day of sport.
Further information including the team sheets, draws, map and game rules, along with travel arrangements, will be sent home on Monday.
Any students who still require travel to the carnival should let Miss Wade know so arrangements can be made.
Anyone who might be able to help transport the Shelter Tents on Friday and help set them up at the carnival, could you please let Ms Wade know.
Thank you to all parents for your continued support of this annual carnival which enables children to participate in sport in a non-threatening way and interact with children from other schools within our Archdiocese.
Have a wonderful weekend.
| 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
Year 1/2: Claire Corkhill & Ruby Lucas (absent)
Year 3/4: Willow Stevenson, Zoe Lenehan, Emi Mann-Rea, Jaslyn Killick, Talia McKay, Jemima Mergard, Tom Bassingthwaighte, Riley Jackson, Charlie Jackson, Bea Lucas (absent)
Yr 5/6: Amber McKay, Christan Johnson, Tilly Bowman, Poppy Lucas (absent), Sara Collins (absent), Sophie Barnes (absent)
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