Interim Reports: Today the Interim reports for each student, are being sent home. This is an opportunity to check in with each child, to see how they have transitioned back to school and for Kinder students, how they have settled into their new learning environment. The focus on the Interim Reports are on work habits and social skills. Should you have any concerns regarding your child’s academic performance, please don’t hesitate to email the class teacher or leave a message at the front office and they will endeavor to return your call. All parent interviews are to be made via the phone due to the risk of spreading infection.
Emails: If you have emailed a staff member lately you may have noticed our new agreement on email protocol. In recognising work-life balance for our teachers, Trinity staff may not respond to emails between 4:30pm and 8am during the week and not at all on weekends. We hope you support our endeavor to promote a healthy work-life balance for our staff.
COVID-9 Virus: A huge thank you to our Trinity parents for being so understanding of the social distancing parameters that we have had to implement in order to comply with the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As you can appreciate, every day we are given more information regarding updates and requirements. Our aim is to ensure that all times, the health and welfare of our students and staff are not compromised at any time. There have been many changes that the students are now undertaking, for example sitting 1.5 metres away from each other in the classrooms and when lining up. Our cleaner, has been very vigilant with additional duties, along with general cleaning duties. As mentioned in the previous newsletter, please ensure all emergency contact details have been provided to the front office, particularly if you have changed phone/mobile numbers and/or addresses and/or emergency contacts in the past year. Should your child/children appear unwell please keep them at home otherwise, if they present to school unwell, they will be sent home immediately. We will continue to promote and teach students good hand and respiratory hygiene to prevent the spread of germs. We will continue to provide you with regular updates and information as it is but at this stage, schools will continue to remain open.
COVID-9 Virus Survey: Yesterday a survey was sent home to each family for the preparation of a contingency plan, if in the event schools are closed. Can you please assist us by ensuring the survey is returned to Trinity, no later than this coming Monday, March 23.
Harmony Day: On Monday we will be celebrating Harmony Day. The ongoing message & theme for Harmony Day is ‘Everyone Belongs’. Students are asked to come to school with an orange accessory to their school uniform. Orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. In order to celebrate Harmony day at Trinity with respect to the parameters implemented to prevent the spread of the COVID_19 virus, each class will celebrate activities in their class group not outside doing rotational group activities as previously advertised.
Please check our school calendar at the back of our newsletter, as many events have now been removed from our Trinity school calendar. Don’t forget to check the Trinity website and the regular updates on Schoolzine and FaceBook.
Have a lovely weekend!
Harmony Day: At Trinity we will be celebrating Harmony Day on Monday 23 March with fun activities in the classrooms. Students are asked to come to school with an orange accessory to their school uniform.
Making Jesus Real – Cooperation
Cooperation is working together toward a common goal.
Cooperation is working together with patience and affection.
Harmony Day is celebrated on 21st March each year. Due to the restrictions imposed by the Government on schools, unfortunately will we not be able to hold our activities day and mini fete as planned, but students will still be participating in Harmony Day activities in their classrooms on Monday 23rd March. We continue to encourage students to make a donation to the Project Compassion boxes within their classrooms to go towards CARITAS. Parents can also donate online by visiting lent.caritas.org.au
Let’s Go Further, Together!
Congratulations to Year 5/6 who raised the most amount of money in their ‘Giving Boxes’ this week for CARITAS. They raised $6.80. This is a great effort. The total raised by the school for the week was $19.35.
Postponement of First Holy Communion and Reconciliation
Unfortunaretly we have had to postpone the scheduled Sacrament of Reconciliation evening which was to be held on Wednesday 25th March and the Sacrament of First Eucharist Mass which was to be held on Sunday 29th March. In accordance with a further directive from the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn, all First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation Ceremonies are to be suspended until further notice. Acting upon this advice, it has been decided to postpone these Sacramental Celebrations until a later date which is yet to be confirmed. The children have finalised their training this week and will be given an opportunity to attend a refresher day/evening prior to the Sacramental ceremonies. We trust families will understand this difficult decision we have had to make.
Please do not hesitate to contact myself, Julie Doolan or Father Lolesio if any clarification is required.
Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times.
Father Joshy’s Installation
Last weekend a number of friends from our community travelled to Goulburn to support Father Joshy at his Installation Mass. We congratulate Father Joshy and continue to support both Father Lolesio and Father Joshy as they provide comfort and care to our communities during these trying and difficult times.
Let us pray to the Lord,
who is our refuge and stronghold.
For the health and well-being of our nation,
that all who are fearful and anxious
may be at peace and free from worry:
Give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for cures.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
Important Announcements in SPORT
It is with sincere regret we need to inform families that in light of the COVID-19 rules of exclusion and isolation, Catholic Schools NSW have decided to cancel any sporting events until the end of Week 3 Term 2.
Unfortunately, this includes our annual Trinity Cross Country for this term.
In regards to Athletics the following scenarios may occur;
- At this stage schools are unable to conduct school athletics carnivals
- Depending on how long the restrictions are to occur we may not be able to run Regional Athletics carnivals either (At the moment none are to be held until after June 14th at this stage)
To help provide some clarity as we move through term one, CSNSW Sport have suspended all CSNSW Sport sanctioned events for the first 3 weeks of term 2. These events include but are not limited to:
- Wednesday 29th April- NSWCCC Australian Football Boys selections
- Thursday 30th April- NSWCCC Australian Football Girls selections
- Friday 1st May- Polding Winter Trials (Hockey, Netball, Football, Rugby League)
- Monday 4th May- NSWCCC Rugby Boys selections (U18)
- Monday 4th - Tuesday 5th May - NSWCCC Rugby Boys Selections (U16)
- Tuesday 5th May- NSWCCC Rugby 7s Girls selections
- Friday 8th May- MacKillop Winter Trials (Hockey, Netball & Rugby League)
We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.
Thank you for your patience and understanding with all of this – it’s not easy for anyone.
Archdiocesan Cricket at Gundagai
Archdiocesan Netball and Rugby League at Lyneham, ACT
Archdiocesan Touch Football at Lyneham, ACT
Trinity Cross Country
Trinity Sports Co-ordinator
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
SCHOOL BANKING PROGRAM
Over the past few weeks, you will have seen the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation continue to unfold. We’ve been consulting with our schools, P&Cs and the relevant health authorities on the best approach moving forward.
As a result of this feedback, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily pause the School Banking Program from close of business 20 March 2020 until the start of Term 2 in your state. We will of course keep the start date flexible as the situation continues to change.
Our primary goal will always be to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our communities and our people. By taking these precautionary measures, we hope to minimise any potential impact.
With regards to the impact to children collecting Dollarmites tokens and the impact to schools regarding School Banking contribution payments, we will circle back to you once our program resumes.
We kindly ask that any monies outstanding relating to deposits accepted to the program are paid into your school’s clearing account by Friday 27 March 2020 at the latest. This will ensure there is no delay in the accurate processing of deposits to children’s accounts.
Please note, our team of School Banking Specialists are still available to support you and your school via mobile and email. Our School Banking Helpdesk also remains available on 1800 674 496, Monday - Friday 9am-5pm Sydney time.