Advent: Advent commences this Sunday, 1 December. Take these four weeks of Advent to pray more often. Actively look for how Christ loves you and needs you. Let Advent remind you that Jesus really comes into the world every day. Reflect on Advent as a time of waiting. The idea of waiting is not popular in our culture of instant gratification, but it creates in us a new kind of self-discipline that helps us to appreciate the present moment and look to the future with peaceful anticipation. Do something nice for someone every day. It might be an encouraging word, a phone call, a note of appreciation or a little act of kindness.
Working Bee: Last weekend we had a very successful working bee at Trinity. Hedges were trimmed, trees were lopped, gardens were topped up with mulch, rubbish was carted away and the outdoor furniture outside the Library was assembled. We are extremely grateful to the Lucas, Sumich, Gadd, Medley, Corkhill, Bowman, Donna Wade, Collins, Jackson and Oldfield families for their hard work and to Robert Gorham for cooking the barbeque. We thank our families for giving up their precious time on a Sunday to come along work hard and join in the fun! When you are up at Trinity next come and check out the pristine grounds and the beautiful new furniture outside the Library!
Thanksgiving Mass: This Thursday at 9:30am, is our annual thanksgiving Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity for the staff and students to say thank you to our many parents and grandparents who have assisted at Trinity throughout the year. The staff will be providing morning tea, so we hope you can join us afterwards for a cuppa and a chat. Children are asked to bring an item of non-perishable food to school to place in the basket at the front office for the St Vincent De Paul hamper.
New Keyboard: Last week Trinity received a brand new keyboard as our piano was no longer useable and was in desperate need of replacing. Matt Bolger from the Young Regional School of Music organised a donation from Gift of Music, Rural Aid Ltd, who donate musical instruments to rural schools that are in need. Musical lessons are conducted at Trinity every Tuesday and the new keyboard is a much welcomed addition to our collection of musical instruments. We are extremely grateful to Matt and Gift of Music, Rural Aid Ltd for this very generous donation. Music lessons will continue next year and if you should have a child/children interested in learning to play an instrument, please contact the front office for more information.
School Uniform: Just a reminder to ensure the children are in the correct school uniform each day. Hair scrunchies/ribbons should be blue or white or (maroon for sport) and the girls should not be wearing nail polish and/or false nails at school. Parents, can you please assist us to ensure that your children are complying with our school rules.
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. Any students who have not handed in their permission or who are not organised for swimming (each Monday for the rest of the term) will not be going. Students will need to pack their swimmers, towel, and goggles each week and when we are changing to come back to school, EVERY child must get out of their wet swimmers and back into their sports uniform. As we are swimming in the middle session, students will be picked up or go home on the bus as normal from school.
Disco: Tonight we will be inundated with Disney movie stars at Trinity as they dance the night away in the Fr Keogh Hall. The disco commences at 6pm and concludes at 8pm sharp. Please ensure you collect your children on time. A special thank you to Donna Wade, Year 6 parents and Leanne Davis for all your hard work to ensure this happens. We look forward to seeing you all here tonight!
Have a lovely weekend!
Our School Choir has had a busy week performing! On Tuesday the choir visited the Uniting Church to sing at the ‘Combined Church’s Christmas Party’, and then on Thursday they sang at the Nursing Home.
ANZAC Poetry Awards
The following students were awarded a certificate for their participation in Michael McCormack MP's ANZAC Day writing competition. The students wrote about this years topic, "Coming home from the Great War to the Riverina and Central West", where they all did a brilliant job, well done!
Christian Johnson, Sara Collins, Amber McKay, Sophie Barnes, Chaz Cooper, Poppy Lucas & Tilly Bowman
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.
K-2 Advent Prayer Assembly: On Monday morning at 9.10am, Trinity will commence their first Advent reflection prayer which will be lead by the Kinder and Year 1/2 students.
School Swimming Program: Students will be attending their first swimming session at the Harden Pool on Monday 2 December from 12pm - 1.30pm. Children will need to bring their swimmers, towel, rashie and sunscreen in a plastic bag.
Book Cafe: Book Cafe will be on Monday, 2 December for the Year 5/6's at the Terracotta Restaurant from 3.30pm - 4.15pm. The cost is $2 which covers afternoon tea.
Annie Production: The whole school will be going by bus up to the Murrumburrah High School on Wednesday 4 December at 1pm to see the Harden Theatre Train production of Annie. Bea Lucas, Zoe Lenehan, Emi Mann-Rea, Ruby Lucas, Avery Mann-Rea, Tassie Sommer and Tilly Bowman are all featuring in this production - we are looking forward to see it!
Thanksgiving Mass and Morning Tea: We warmly welcome all helpers who have volunteered their time and support this year to a Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday 5 December at 9.30am, followed by morning tea.
Nursing Home Visit: Kinder and Year 1/2 will be visiting the Southern Cross Nursing Home on Friday 6 December from 2pm - 3pm. The students get to interact with the residents, while playing games, doing craft and having fun!
Mini Vinnies Christmas Appeal
We are still in need of donations for this year’s Christmas Appeal. It would be greatly appreciated if families could support our Mini Vinnies Christmas Appeal. 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.
During the First Week of Advent, we watch and pray, awaiting the Lord’s coming. As we enter the Church’s new year, Cycle A, the season of Advent reminds us that we can look forward to and prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. It is a season of so many things: of expectation, reflection, hope and trust. We are constantly in a state of expectation, always in Advent, so much so that we can miss the present moment where, inevitably, God will be. We have to wait, and Advent reminds us that we are waiting for God. How strange it is to think that in a way God also waits. He always waits for us to come to him for he never forces himself on us, and when we do come to him, he is delighted and will give us many graces.
This week, we recall the HOPE we have in Christ. The prophets of Israel all spoke of the coming of Christ, of how a saviour would be born, a king in the line of David. They spoke of how he would rule the world wisely and bless all nations.
Almighty God, we begin this Advent Season as an ‘Advent People’ – people of HOPE, ready to do your will. Let your blessing come upon us this Advent. May it turn our hearts to you in the days ahead. Grant us the peace and joy we long for, as we await the coming of your Son with patient hearts. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our final Family Mass for this year is this Sunday at St. Anthony’s Church at 9am. This weekend is the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the new Church year, Cycle A. Thank you to the children and families who have volunteered to conduct the ministries at this mass.
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
Yr 3-6 Open House Assembly
The Yr 3-6 students did an amazing job this morning with their assembly. The audience was wowed from the set of the TV show - The Trinity Project, where the hosts cut to many interesting segments. We listened to the students beautiful published stories and poems, an excursion report highlighting recycling facts, a lunchtime club report on gardening and cooking and many more. Well done Yr 3-6!
Kinder & Yr 1/2 Visit to the Nursing Home
Kinder and Year 1/2 have been visiting the Southern Cross Nursing Home each Friday, where the students get to interact with the residents, while playing games, doing craft and having fun! They attended again this afternoon and it's such an enjoyable experience for both the children and residents.
Kinder: Harlow Summerfield & Toby Stevenson
Year 1/2: Cruz Brooks & Ben Pollard (absent)
Year 3/4: Bea Lucas and Talia McKay
Year 5/6: Sophie Barnes & Poppy Lucas
Kinder: Digby Clark
Year 1/2: Ben Pollard (absent), Ruby Lucas, Georgia Jackson
Year 3/4: Jemima Mergard
Year 5/6: Tylerr Leitner (absent)
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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