GO Troppo Trivia Night: Wow what an amazing evening we all had and it was a night full of laughs and entertainment. The evening was well supported with close to 100 people attending and joining in the fun. We managed to raise an astounding amount of over $11,000! A night such as this does not just happen. Thank you to our many parents and grandparents who came along and supported the evening and our parents who were unable to attend who donated prizes. A HUGE thank you to all the Trinity staff for their impeccable organisation. They put in many hours before, on and after the evening: seeking sponsors and donations, donating prizes and running around like coconuts and our many helpers on the evening: Jill Parker (the never retired staff member), Charlie Butt our amazing auctioneer, Sami Mann-Rea for the yummy food platters, Ian Mergard and Mark Sumich for transporting goods, Ken McKay, Keith Ward and David Morby for the sound system, Kaitlin Hudson (Jack Niddrie’s fiancée) for assisting at the bar, the Flamingo Girls-Eliza Butt and Olivia Doolan, the slaves-Ollie Pettit, Abby Davis, Coco Adam, Jessica Ryan and Patrick Davis and of course the wonderful Carmel Logan (adopted staff member, mother and grandmother) for purchasing many of the decorations and prizes. Rod Cooper deserves a special thank you for the amazing prizes he obtained. We are so excited because this coupled with the money raised from the Walkathon will pay for the playground updates. The Library furniture will be assembled at the Working Bee on Sunday and the pergola and the BMX track completed in a few weeks. We are so blessed to be part of such an amazing school that is supported and resourced by such a wonderful community.
Chaplaincy: Yesterday, we received the magnificent news that we were successful with obtaining the chaplaincy grant again for the next 3 years. We are hoping to fill this position in the coming weeks.
Rotary dinner: On Monday I attended the Rotary dinner at the Terracotta and spoke of the many amazing achievements that Trinity has achieved this year with student academic results,the extra curricula successes, our amazing staff, the learning support assistants who are in each learning space from 9:30am to 3pm each day and our wellbeing initiatives, lunch time clubs, yoga, Book Cafe and Chaplaincy. We received a $300 donation from Rotary which will go towards resources for our students.
Pick up of Students: When you are picking up your child/ren of an afternoon, ALL parents must come inside the school grounds to collect their child/ren. Please make sure that you park in the allocated zones and walk inside the school gate to collect your child/ren. This way we can keep everyone safe!
School Swimming: School swimming begins on Monday 2 December. All students will need to wear a rashie top when in the pool. So if your child does not have one, please ensure you organise this over the next week.
School Counsellor: The School Counsellor will be at Trinity this Friday 29th November. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the front office by 3.15pm, Thursday 28th November.
Kinder Orientation: Today we conducted our final full day for our 2020 Kinder Orientation. The preschool students had a wonderful time, filled with different activities. Here they were very busy writing about their magic hat, then they got to design and make their own!
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!
We look forward to seeing you all at the Working Bee this Sunday at 10am at Trinity. A BBQ lunch, and refreshments have been purchased for the adults and children. Please bring along your gardening tools, gloves and a chain saw would be handy too.
Have a lovely weekend!
Trinity Went Troppo!
Many Trinity families and local residents gathered and went ‘troppo’ at the Trivia and Games Night at the Mechanics Institute on Saturday. The night, with its over-enthusiastic participants, was nothing short of spectacular with many troppo thrills and spills, craziness and laughter.
The craziness and troppo capers were evident right from the kick off with two crazy pineapples and their Pink Flamingo Girls taking to the floor in spectacular style to Troppo Anthem “Agadoo”. Dancing in full troppo costume the compares with their assistants shook their pineapples amongst a sea of Hawaiian shirts and it was obvious from this point that the night would become an educated mess!!
After re-establishing some sort of order our animated auctioneer Charlie Butt auctioned off ex-Trinity students as slaves for the night along with palm tree coolers filled with refreshments before the first of rounds of trivia and games of bingo commenced. Competition soon heated up and competitors took full advantage of purchasing answers from the Pink Flamingo Girls to secure a respectable position and superiority on the scoreboard. Almost immediately, the troppo games and frivolity between rounds took preference over the trivia! The jubilant crowd were undoubtedly ‘over willing’ to showcase their troppo limbo moves, ice block eating capabilities, coin tossing skills, lip sync talents and hungry hippo moves to gain vital extra points for their teams. The continual banter amongst competitors also saw heavy fines imposed!
Throughout the night our auctioneer returned to the microphone to sell off fourteen sought after items, ranging from racing merchandise to garden and pamper packages, to holidays and travel vouchers and a racing experience with Winx’s trainer Chris Waller. We thank the very willing and generous troppo bidders who secured themselves these wonderful auction prizes.
After all the troppo festivities the judges were able to declare an overall winner with Table Nine (Mergards, McKays, Beals and Friends) taking home the pineapples and $500 cash winning prize. The best dressed troppos were Sam Lenehan, Lucy Knight, Kristy Stevenson and Charlie Butt. There was barely time for formal presentations as the younger troppo participants were eager to entice the crowd back onto the microphone and dance floor!
The entire staff worked tirelessly to present such an entertaining evening. The night not only raised over $11500 to build a BMX Racing Track, Reflection Garden and other needed resources for our school but it brought together in good-spirit and fun, families and friends and local residents from our schools and businesses along with former Trinity parents and students.
We sincerely thank our major sponsors Graymont, Richard Crookes Construction and Leitner Excavations for their significant donations. We are also grateful to the many parents, businesses, friends and associates who provided prizes and resources to set up for the night and the many wonderful volunteers who assisted with bar, fines, auctions, scoring, photography and sound system. Most importantly we applaud the participation, enthusiasm and generosity of the troppo crowd who made the night, a night to remember in Tropical Paradise!
Trinity Working Bee:The Community Council has organised a working bee at Trinity on Sunday November 24, immediately after Mass, commencing at 10am. Please join us as many hands make light work. A barbecue lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Book Cafe: Book Cafe will be on Monday, 25 November for the Year 5/6's at the Terracotta Restaurant from 3.30pm - 4.15pm. The cost is $2 which covers afternoon tea.
School Choir Nursing Home visit: The School Choir will be visiting the Harden Nursing Home on Thursday 28 November to entertain our elderly friends. Teachers and students will leave school at 9.45am and return at 10.45am.
School Counsellor: The School Counsellor will be at Trinity on Friday 29 November from 9.30am - 3pm. If you'd like to make an appointment, please contact the front desk by 3.15pm, Thursday 28 November.
Open House Assembly: Years 3-6 are holding their assembly on Friday, 29 November at 9.30am. We warmly invite parents, grandparents and our school community to come along and share in our learning successes.
Nursing Home Visit: Kinder and Year 1/2 will be visiting the Southern Cross Nursing Home on Friday 29 November from 2pm - 3pm. The students get to interact with the residents, while playing games, doing craft and having fun!
School Disco: Our School Disco will be held on Friday 29 November at the School Hall from 6pm-9pm. This is such a fun evening for the students, where they get to hit the dance floor! Canteen is available on the night.
Family Mass: Family Mass is held on Sunday 1 December at St Anthony's Church at 9am, where we will be celebrating the first week of Advent.
Mini Vinnies Christmas Appeal
It would be greatly appreciated if families could support our Mini Vinnies Christmas Appeal this year. There is a tub in the front office for donations of non-perishable food items or toys which will be made up into hampers and gifts for distribution this Christmas. Many thanks for your support in this initiative to care for those less fortunate.
Year 6 Disco
It would be greatly appreciated if all students and friends could come along and support our Year 6 students to make this a fun night for all.
Urgent Prayer for Our Country
Our heavenly Father, creator of all things and especially the creator of this land and its original peoples, we call out to you in these desperate times as we see the first catastrophic fire warnings for New South Wales, as fires have already swept across several parts of our land.
Our hearts cry out to you in desperation for those whose properties are affected by ravaging fires and whose very lives are in danger.
Guard those who selflessly step into the breach to fight these fires. Guide police and authorities who help evacuate and shelter those who are displaced. Bring comfort and healing to all who suffer loss.
In your mercy, we pray for drenching rain. In your miraculous power we pray you would bring forth rain to quench these fires and to bring life back into the earth, so that crops may grow and farmers may bring forth the harvest of the land again. Amen.
Sunday 1st December – St. Anthony’s Church @ 9am
Thursday 5th December – St. Mary’s Church, Trinity @ 9:30am
Friday 13th December – St. Mary’s Church, Trinity @ 6pm
Thought of the Week
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
Our annual "Buy One Get One Free" Book Fair was conducted last week. Many of our students and parents took the opportunity to purchase Christmas presents or simply add another book to the shelf for holiday reading. Over $1000 worth of reading was purchased in the week which certainly proves "Tis the season to be Reading".
Kinder: Toby Stevenson, Tanna Brooks & Dakota Medley
Year 1/2: Georgia Daken & Zoe Miller
Year 3/4: Billy Corkhill & Tom Bassingthwaighte
Year 5/6: Amber McKay & Chaz Cooper
Kinder: Harlow Summerfield, Lana Sumich
Year 1/2: Cruz Brooks, Hamish Clark, Ruby Lucas
Year 3/4: Roy Whybrow
Year 5/6: Christian Johnson, Tylerr Leitner
| 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