This Tuesday, 28th October, we will be conducting our second Orientation day for Kinder 2020. On Monday, we welcomed the preschool students to Trinity and they had a fantastic time. This Tuesday, 28th October, we will be conducting our second Orientation day for Kinder 2020. 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!
The staffing for 2020 has been finalised. The staffing we have will certainly maximise the learning for all of our students to ensure that they achieve and thrive in our wonderful learning spaces. We are very fortunate to be able to provide extra Learning Support assistance in all the classrooms.
Staffing for 2020 is as follows:
Marylou Gorham: Principal
Rebecca Cooper: Assistant Principal
Donna Wade: REC/Student Wellbeing-1 day per week
K/1: Sarah O'Brien
Year 2/3: Penny Lucas/Skye Regan
Year 4: Jack Niddrie/Tori Corcoran
Year 5/6: Donna Wade/Tori Corcoran
Library and Teacher Release: Julie Doolan
Learning Support: Rebecca Cooper/Tori Corcoran
Numeracy Instructional Leader: Rebecca Cooper. Rebecca does not have a class but she will be working in classrooms with students each day.
Literacy Instructional Leader: Penny Lucas
Learning Support Assistants: Ann Burns and Joanne Birks,(9:30 to 3pm, 5 days per week): Fiona Bassingthwaighte 9:30am to 3pm-(1 day per week)
Front Office: Leanne Davis-Monday to Thursday and Fiona Bassingthwaighte (Friday)
Kinder to Year 3 will be in the current K-2 classroom space and Years 4 to 6 in the current Year 3 to 6 space.
Carmel Babos is retiring as Chaplain. We have been so blessed to have had Carmel at Trinity for 10 years and we will get an opportunity to farewell her in the coming weeks. Donna Wade will be doing student welfare as part of her role, which is wonderful as well as teaching and REC.
Congratulations to Rebecca Cooper who recently had a very successful Review of her role as Assistant Principal. Parents, I'm sure you will join with us in congratulating Rebecca and look forward to her continuing in her role at Trinity.
Today, Trinity will be hosting the Picnic Race Calcutta at the Harden Country Club. This is also the last night we host meat raffles for 2019, commencing at 6pm. Please come along and support our school, bring the family and join us all for a meal! 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.
Have a lovely weekend!
October is dedicated as the Month of the Rosary because we celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary each year on October 7. Yesterday, our students participated in a beautiful interactive Rosary Liturgy and Ms Wade organised a very creative way of presenting the rosary using patty cakes. Well done to Ms Wade and the teachers and students for participating.
The Trinity Trivia night 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!
Our Community Council is holding a Working Bee on Sunday 24 November at 10am (following Mass). We'd love to see as many parents as possible to help out. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. A reminder note will be sent home closer to the time.
Happy Birthday Mr Niddrie
Happy Birthday to Mr Niddrie for today!! Kinder and Year 1 had a great day celebrating his birthday & they made him feel very special!
Book Cafe: Book Cafe will be on Monday, 28 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 second Kinder 2020 Orientation day is on Tuesday 29 October from 9.10am - 12pm.
School Counsellor: The School Counsellor will be at Trinity on Tuesday 29 October from 9.30am - 3pm. If you'd like to make an appointment, please contact the front desk by 3pm, Monday 28 October.
Year 5/6 Growing & Changing Information Night: Year 5/6 Students and parents are invited to attend this information night on Wednesday 30 October in the Library at 6pm.
Wombat Bush Poetry Workshop: On Thursday 31 October, the HillArt Inc, Young have organised Melaine Hall & Susan Carcary, two highly credited performers to come to Trinity and conduct performance poetry workshops - there are 2 sessions, K-2 at 12.30-1.15pm & Yr 3-6 2pm-2.45pm.
Year 3-6 Excursion: Year 3-6 will be travelling to Canberra on Friday 1 November for an excursion. They will be visiting the Dinosaur Museum, Recycling Hub and The National Museum. The bus leaves Trinity at 7.30am and returns at 7pm. The cost for the excursion is $25, which covers the bus, entry into the Museums and Exhibits and a Happy Meal from McDonalds on the way home! Please return your permission note & money to the front desk by Monday, 28 October.
Infant Gymnastics Day: Kinder and Year 1/2 will be travelling to Boorowa on Friday 1 November to participate in a Gymnastics session at the Boorowa Central School.
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.
October 2019: ‘Baptised and Sent’
100 years ago, Pope Benedict XV released the encyclical Maximum Illud, which called on Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples (Missio Ad Gentes). To commemorate this anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission. This special month of prayer and action calls us all to renew our missionary commitment. We are called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all peoples.
This week we came together as a school to pray the Mission Rosary. We started our prayer service with an Introduction to the Rosary led by Years 5/6 followed by the whole school participating in a Rosary Pilgrimage where we travelled to each continent to pray the Rosary. Each teacher and child were given their own set of Mission Rosary Beads to pray together.
At the end of our prayer service each child and teacher shared a cupcake from the giant colourful Rosary Beads display made of cupcakes.
The Mission Rosary is a special form of the prayer, established in 1951 by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, US National Director of Missio. Fr Sheen wanted to encourage Catholics to pray for the whole world, especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. Hence the Mission Rosary is made up of five different colours, each representing a different continent.
The Mission Rosary helps children to understand that they belong to a Universal Church that shares God’s love with our global human family. As they pray each decade they remember children in that continent and how, through Christ, we are all connected.
- Africa is represented by the green decade which stands for the forests and grasslands there.
- The Americas are red representing the fire of faith.
- Europe is white because it is the home of the Holy Father in Rome.
- Oceania is shown in blue for the oceans surrounding the islands there.
- Asia is represented in yellow as a symbol of the sun rising in the East.
Our Prayer for Oceania:
We pray that we may all value and care for the oceans and sea life and all whose work involves the sea. Amen.
This Sunday, 27th October, we will be celebrating our first Family Mass for this term at St. Anthony’s Church at 9am. This is a time for our Trinity family to come together in prayer as we begin a new term. All families are warmly welcome to come along to share in prayer. Trinity teachers and students will be conducting the ministries.
Thought for the Week
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Gala Day
The Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival is on today - we wish our students all the best.
A full report will feature in next weeks newsletter.
Boorowa Gymnastics Day
On Friday 1st September, K-2 students will be participating in the Gymnastics Day hosted by Boorowa Central School. Activities will include bars, beam, rope, climbing frame, mini and double mini trampoline, vault and floor activities. Students will travel to Boorowa by private transport as the Community bus is unavailable.
We will need parents to transport the children to and from Boorowa. If you are able to assist with transporting students, please contact Mrs Lucas or Mr Niddrie. (Students under 7 years require a safety seat).
We will leave the school at 10.15am and return by approximately 2.00 pm. The children will have lunch at the Boorowa Park before the gym session which commences at 11:30 pm.
| 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
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