Staffing for 2020:
Principal: Marylou Gorham (1 hour each day-Instructional Leader-K-6)
Assistant Principal/Learning Support/Numeracy Instructional Leader: Rebecca Cooper
K/1: Sarah O’Brien
Year 2/3: Penny Lucas- 3 days (Numeracy Instructional Leader) 2 days Tori Corcoran
Year 4: Jack Niddrie/Jessica Fitzsimmons 1/2 day a week
Year 5/6: Donna Wade - 4 days (REC/Wellbeing (1 day)-Tori Corcoran
Student Centred Learning: Jessica Fitzsimmons-1 day per week
Classroom Support Assistants: Ann Burns-Years K-6 (5 days), Fiona Bassingthwaighte- Years K-6 (1 day) & Jo Birks- K-3 (5 days)
Library: Julie Doolan (2 days)
Chaplain: TBA (1 day per fortnight)
Secretary: Leanne Davis (Mon-Thurs) & Fiona Bassingthwaighte (Friday)
Thank you to our wonderful staff: As a school community we are very fortunate to have a dedicated, innovative and nurturing staff who genuinely care for your children and go above and beyond to ensure that the are current with pedagogy and curriculum initiatives. Teachers assisted by the rapport they have with all our students, know what each student can do and target teaching according to point of need, to allow for more than 12 months growth in all Key Learning Areas, especially numeracy and literacy. This has resulted in huge academic gains, evidenced in NAPLAN and assessments of our students and we are extremely proud of this.
Once again, we have tried to provide as many opportunities as possible for the students to grow, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically. There have been sporting events ranging from swimming, athletics, cross country, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, basketball, netball and touch football. These together with the Public Speaking competition, school choir, STEM Club, lunch time Clubs, Catholic Schools Week, yoga, Book Week, Book Fairs, Disco, Liturgies and Masses have seen our students excel in many different fields. All of these are possible because staff are willing to give up their time to help our students to grow, develop and be successful.
Farewell: Sadly, we farewell to some of our staff this year. Carmel Babos-our amazing School Chaplain. Carmel has bought to the role her many gifts and talents and happily shares them. Carmel is not only a supportive influence to all of our students, she is extremely supportive of all our staff and our parents. Carmel has been in this role at Trinity for 11 years!
We also say thank you but not goodbye to Amy O’Brien and Skye Regan. Amy and Skye worked in all of our learning spaces. We look forward to them returning next year as a relief teacher.
Thank you to our beautiful students and parents: It is hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. The Year 6 children have been wonderful leaders for Trinity and we wish the graduating class of 2019 all the best at High School. Where would be without our children! We are so very blessed to have such beautiful children who are extremely capable, talented, well-mannered and always work hard to give their best. They are supported by a wonderful parent community. Every parent at our school makes a contribution and firstly I would like to acknowledge and thank each parent for whatever you have been able to do this year. A particular group of parents, the Trinity Community Council deserve special recognition for the commitment they have made, the support and advice they offer to myself and to the staff, their presence at many school functions, and for their vision of Trinity into the future. A special thank you to Brenden McKay who was a member of the Community Council for 5 years and stepped out of his position in term 1, Charlie Lucas Council Chair, Mark Sumich Treasurer and Secretary, Amy Mergard Events organiser, Leanne Davis Bursar, Donna Wade staff representative and Fathers Joshy and Lolesio, parish Priests. This year with your assistance, the Community Council have provided financial support which has allowed us as a school to offer a wide range of learning experiences, school events and improved playground facilities for our students and staff.
Canteen Closed: There will be no school canteen next Wednesday. Please do not send lunch orders to school!
As this is our final newsletter for 2019, on behalf of the staff and students, I would like to wish everyone a very holy and happy Christmas and a safe and relaxing holiday. A very special farewell and thank you to our departing families. I look forward to seeing you all back here in 2020 and encourage you all to get involved and support our school.
Yr 5-6 Advent Prayer Assembly: On Monday morning at 9.10am, Trinity will commence their third Advent reflection prayer which will be lead by the Year 5-6 students.
Swimming Fun Day: Students will be going to the Harden Pool on Monday 16 December, leaving by bus at 10am. Students can be picked up at the pool at 3.10pm or can catch the bus home (teachers will walk students to the Murrumburrah High School bus stop). Students are to come dressed in out of school uniform/swimmers. A sausage sizzle will be provided to all the students for lunch. Children will need to bring food snacks, their swimmers, towel, rashie and sunscreen.
Presentation Night: Our school Presentation Night will be on Tuesday 17 December at 6.30pm at the Country Club. Students are to wear their blue school uniform.
Last Day of School: On the last day of school (Wednesday 18 December), students are to wear out of school uniform, as we are cleaning up classrooms etc, so no special/good clothes, singlet tops or thongs!
Kinder Nativity: Kinder will be performing the Nativity scene on Wednesday 18 December at 12.50pm in the Trinity Hall. Parents and special friends are most welcome to attend.
First Day for 2020: Students will return to school on Wednesday 29 January 2020.
Farewell to our Year 6 Students
Tonight we will celebrate our Year 6 Graduation Mass at St. Mary’s church, followed by a supper prepared and served by Year Five parents, teachers and friends.
New BMX Bike Track
We are very excited that our new BMX track is complete! Wow - it looks absolutely amazing!! Thank you to all involved, such an amazing Community Council we have and of course the parents and children for fundraising. The children are busting to get on it once the risk assessment is complete. We did let a couple of our students have a little sneaky ride on it, just so the local newspaper could report on this fantastic project. Special mention to Charlie Lucas who is putting together all the bikes for us (and basically coordinating the whole project)... massive effort, thank you, thank you!
Year 1/2 Spelling Bees
Year 1/2 had a special party on Wednesday to celebrate their learning growth this year! There was a table full of 'As smart as can Bee' goodies and some very funny learning games were played. Well done Yr 1/2!
Prayer for Joy
Lord as we enter the Christmas season we want to take time to thank You for sending Your Son to be born as a baby and to become our Saviour so that He can bring peace into the hearts of those that believe and joy to those that find their hope in Him.
This evening we will formally farewell our Year 6 students at their Graduation Mass. This is the last Mass Year 6 will share together as primary students. We thank God for all they have contributed to our school. Over the years they have been at Trinity, these students have faced challenges and have learned and worked together to overcome them. This evening we celebrate their achievements, and together with them, we present our hopes, plans for the future and joys to the Lord. We pray that they may continue to challenge one another and, journeying in faith, hope and love, follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
We wish Sophie, Samantha, Sara, Maddison, Christian, Teneil, Amber and Molly every success for their future. We pray that they may take away with them fond memories of shared experiences that Trinity has given them and the bond of true friendships that will last forever.
The theme for tonight’s Mass is “Reach for the Stars”. Just like the stars in the sky – to be a star you must shine your own light and follow your own path.
May the class of 2019 continue to SHINE bright to LEARN and SUCCEED. As a school community we pray that they may go forward with their lives, keeping their Faith strong and their friendships true, achieving their dreams, facing their challenges, aspiring to great measures and spreading God’s message of love to all of whom they meet.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful holiday, a Happy and Holy Christmas and every bit of happiness with family and friends in the New Year.
Kinder: Harry Edwards & Marlie Oakley
Year 1/2: Poppy-Rose Howarth & Ruby Lucas (absent)
Year 3/4: Thomas Edwards, Zoe Lenehan & Jemima Mergard
Year 5/6: Tasmin Sommer & Molly Manwaring
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman (absent), Chaz Cooper, Tylerr Leitner, Poppy Lucas (absent) & Tasmin Sommer
| 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