We are heading into the second week of Advent. During this time, we are reminded to take time out of the busyness of our daily lives to reflect on the coming of God’s Son and Saviour – and remember the true meaning of Christmas through prayer and thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Mass: On Thursday we had our annual thanksgiving Mass. This was a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to our many parents and grandparents who have assisted at Trinity throughout the year. This also gave us the opportunity to say a very special thankyou to Father Lolesio for being our wonderful Parish Priest, coming over to Trinity engaging children in the liturgy, saying hello to staff and visiting the classrooms.
BMX Track and Library outdoor area:: This weekend the much waited for BMX track will be done! We especially thank Charlie Lucas for coordinating the team of workers, Richard Crookes Constructions, Zac Leitner and Quentin Brooks who are putting the track in. We thank Robert Gorham for picking the bikes up this week and Leanne Davis for her organisation of the purchase of the bikes and helmets. We are in the process of assembling the bikes so we can trial them next week and of course the teachers are the first ones on them. If the children can gets us off them we may let them on (just joking)! Mark Sumich is in the process of coordinating the implementation of the shade sails which will occur over the holidays. We look forward to having a grand opening of these two areas and celebrate the hard work of our school community early in 2020.
Drought Relief: All families at Trinity will receive a rebate of $230 on their school fees as a result of drought relief money provided by the Federal Government to assist all families in areas of drought. This is great news for all our families as we continue to struggle through the drought in Australia.
Bust the Dust: As dust storm after dust storm sweeps their dry community, the students at St John's Parish School in Trangie in NSW have put out the call for a rain dance. The Kindergarten to Year 6 students created a Facebook video, urging others to join them at 1pm on the 13th of December to bust a move for their event ‘Bust The Dust’. Trinity will be participating in this, on Friday at 1pm. Parents are welcome to come along and watch!
Disco: Last Friday night we were inundated with Disney movie stars as they danced the night away in the Fr Keogh Hall. A special thank you to Donna Wade, Trinity staff, Year 6 parents and Leanne Davis for all their hard work to ensure this happened.
2020 Year 6 Leadership Speeches: We are looking forward to hearing our Year 5 students present their speeches for the ministerial roles for 2020 on Friday at 9:30am. We hope you can come along and listen to what they have to say about how they would embrace their leadership roles at Trinity.
Parliament: Our final Parliament session will be this Friday at 2:40pm. We hope you can join our Year 6 ministers as they present their final portfolio reports for 2019.
Year 6 Graduation: Next Friday evening at 6pm we will celebrate the graduation of our Year 6 students. We hope as many of our students will come along and support them and sing at the mass, which commences at 6 pm. This will be followed by a barbecue tea provided by the Year 5 parents, for our Year 6 graduates and their families. We are extremely grateful for our Year 5 parents for coordinating this wonderful event.
Reports: Each students report will be sent home this Monday. The children have worked extremely hard throughout this year with many children making academic gains of more than one year’s growth in their learning. Please use this as an opportunity to celebrate your child’s achievements and to establish areas for growth for 2020.
Have a lovely weekend!
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
We have collected beautiful food items to be donated to St Vincent de Paul. Thank you to our families for being so generous!
If you haven't donated and would still like the chance, we won't be delivering the parcels until Monday 9th December. All non perishable food items can be left at the front office.
Yr 3-6 Advent Prayer Assembly: On Monday morning at 9.10am, Trinity will commence their second Advent reflection prayer which will be lead by the Year 3-6 students.
School Swimming Program: Students will be attending their first swimming session at the Harden Pool on Monday 9 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, 9 December for the Year 5/6's at the Terracotta Restaurant from 3.30pm - 4.15pm - this is the final one for the year. The cost is $2 which covers afternoon tea.
Yr 6 Big Splash Excursion: Year 6 are off to Canberra on Tuesday, 10 December for a whole lot of fun!! They will be visiting The Big Splash Water Park for the day. The cost is $20 and the students are being transported by private cars, leaving at 9.15am and arriving back at 4.30pm.
Nursing Home Visit: Year 3,4 & 5 will be visiting the Harden Nursing Home on Tuesday, 10 December to entertain our elderly friends with Christmas Carols. Teachers and students will travel by bus, departing at 9.45am and returning at 10.45am.
Yr 5 Leadership Speeches: The Year 5 leadership speeches will take place on Friday 13 December at 9.30am in the 5/6 Classroom. Parents are welcome to attend.
Final Parliament: Year 6 will conduct their final Parliament session for the year on Friday 13 December at 2.40pm.
Year 6 Graduation Mass: On Friday night, we will be celebrating our Year 6 Graduation Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 6pm. This will be followed by a supper prepared and served by Year 5 parents, teachers and friends.
During the second week of Advent we light the second purple candle. This candle represents FAITH. It is called the ‘Bethlehem Candle’ as a reminder of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David.
The word ‘Advent’ comes from Latin and means "coming;" its purpose is to look forward to the coming of Christ to Earth. So, "Advent means something new is coming. The dawn of a new and better era.
Through prayer, we can enter into God's world and ask Him to prepare our hearts the way He prepared all of history to receive the gift of His Son.
Prayer for Growing Faith
Dear Lord, help us to find faith in the midst of the chaos. Give us the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. And as we do, we pray that we will draw nearer to You, and that our faith will mulitply exponentially as we understand in new, deeper ways that You aew everything we ever hoped You would be.
This week we celebrated a beautiful mass of thanksgiving to thank God for the wonderful people in our school community – our teachers, our parents, our friends, our parishioners, our community volunteers and ourselves.
We give thanks for those who have helped and supported us in any way throughout 2019.
We shall never take for granted
how greatly we've been blessed;
For when it comes to loving and giving,
Our Trinity Family is best!
Next Friday, 13th December, our Year 6 children will celebrate their Graduation Mass at 6pm at St. Mary’s Church. During this special mass Year 5 and 6 students will celebrate the traditional handover of Leadership. Once again we are calling on our students to be a part of the choir for this special occasion. We invite our Trinity community to come along and join us as we farewell our Year 6 students at their Graduation.
Kinder: Tanna Brooks & Dakota Medley (absent)
Year 1/2: Sommer Oldfield & Shannon Kerrison (absent)
Year 3/4: Riley Jackson & Aidan Summerfield
Year 5/6: Sara Collins & Tilly Bowman (absent)
Kinder: Keena Mottley
Year 1/2: Tilly Jackson, Hamish Summerfield & Georgia Daken
Year 3/4: Angus Whybrow & Melanie Beal
There is much rejoicing in the Library this week when special mail arrived from the North Pole for our Kinder, Year 1 & Year 2 students!! The students were over the moon to receive their Santa letters and were very happy to report all our children are definitely on Santa's Nice List!
HO HO HO!!
Library Book Hunt
Thank you parents for assisting your children to 'hunt' for missing library books at home. I understand some of the books on your child's list may have been returned and not gone through the computer system. For every book returned, the student will go in the draw for their chance to win a $30 gift voucher to a store of choice for some Christmas Shopping!
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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