As of next Monday, all students from Kinder to Year 6 may return full time (5 days a week) to Trinity Primary School. We are looking forward to having everyone back at school and we have missed all of you. If your child has a medical condition that places them at greater risk from a return to face-to-face teaching at this time, please contact their teacher so that we can discuss their needs in greater detail and develop an appropriate plan for their circumstances. We will offer one form of learning at school and not the remote online learning platform currently being offered.
PICK UP AND DROP OFF ARRANGEMENTS: If travelling to and from school by car, parents are to park outside the old presbytery. Children are to walk along the footpath outside the presbytery and into school while parents/carers remain in the car. When departing Trinity in the afternoon, the children will be spaced 1.5 metres apart and will walk to their parents/carers car when the teacher tells them to leave. Alternatively, the children may be dropped at the foot bridge and leave with walkers in the afternoon and hence, collected from there. A teacher will be on duty at the front gate before and after school to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. We request that parents maintain social distancing practices at all times when coming to and from school. If in the event your child/children are late to school or being picked up early, you are still required to sign them in and out with social distancing practices in place at the front office.
Winter uniform: From this week all children are expected to be in their winter uniforms. We have an ample supply of uniform items available for sale or second hand at Trinity. Please contact the front office or come in and make your purchases.
Enrolment Period for Trinity: The month of May commences the enrolment period for Catholic Schools for 2021. At this stage we are postponing our open day until later this term. If you happen to know of any parents who would like to send their children to Trinity, please ask them to contact the front office for information regarding tours and enrolment. Did you know that it only costs $48.77 a week or $9.76 per day to send a child to Trinity? This is very cheap for the excellent education and 1:1 learning assistance that your child is provided.
Research on how parents choose schools across Australia tells us that word of mouth remains the most important source of information for parents considering which school best meets the needs of their child. Choosing a school is an important decision, and we know that our best ambassadors are our students, families and staff. The Archdiocesan Catholic school system has a particular responsibility to welcome, accept and support those who are poor, marginalised and in most need. Our conviction is that no student will be refused enrolment or be disadvantaged because of an inability on the part of parents/guardians to meet financial requirements.
If you know of a family who are interesting in attending Trinity but have concerns about meeting the financial requirements, can you please pass this information onto them.
Mother’s Day Breakfast: Today many of our Mum’s experienced a remote breakfast and drove by Trinity and savored the delicious egg and bacon rolls that the staff prepared. A special thank you to Ann Burns and Jo Birks for helping with the cooking and organising.
Communication: Communication to our parents and carers is always a priority. Please check our Schoolzine App for newsletters, upcoming events and annocements. Notes are always sent home for key events but don’t forget to check FaceBook for notifications or the newsletter which is emailed out to each family every Friday and can also be viewed on our website. The newsletter is also available via hard copy from the front office on request. Please ensure you make it a priority to read our amazing newsletter as it is informative and will help keep you updated with what is happening in the school and community.
Wherever you are this Sunday we hope all of our mum’s and grandma’s have a very special day.
Stay well and stay safe!
Celebrating Mother's Day
Whether you are isolating together or unfortunately apart, there are plenty of fun ways you can show Mum that you are thinking of her this weekend. Catholic Weekly have created a list of 20 unique activities to bring your whole family together safely this year. Click on the link to the website to find out more about these wonderful ideas. https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/celebrating-mothers-day-while-in-isolation/
Here are SOME of the ideas.
- Digitise the Family Recipes
- Make a Customised Playlist
- Host a family Tea Party
- Plant a garden
- Have a relaxing family movie night
- Go on a long walk.
- Let mum sleep in or take a midday nap.
- Provide a family cleaning service
- Use a meal delivery service
- Provide mum with some coupons for chores you might be able to do for her.
- Hand mum a handwritten letter thanking her for all she does.
- Make her breakfast in bed.
- Grateful Jar
- Create a family Restaurant at home.
- Make a family video
- Give mum a massage followed by a cup of tea.
Coping with Being Digitally Remote
3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat. After each screen, a Continue button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move on. If you are new to online prayer, the basic timing of the screens will guide you through the experience.
This week I am providing the links to two of the 3-minute Retreats. Spoil yourself!
God is With Us
How Love Works
Whilst we are still unable to physically attend mass, I would like to remind everyone that the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn will continue to broadcast mass each day so that we can listen in and participate in the celebration.
Resource URL: https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/mass-online/
Thought of the Week
Around the School with RE
This week I have selected some student work from across the remote learning platform to share in our RE News. This is what I found. Enjoy the wonderful work from our fabulous students.
Year 5/6 Posters of Random Acts of Kindness
Year 2/3 Illustrations of spreading Kindness
Year 4 Posters of Communities
Kinder/Year 1 Prayers
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
We wish all our beautiful Mums and Grandmas a very happy Mothers Day on Sunday.
This morning we served up bacon and egg rolls to our mums 'drive-thru' style! It was lovely to see some of our mums to say thank you for all that you do.
A big thank you to Jacksons Bakery for donating the bread rolls and to Leanne Schulz at Etch 41 for making the special wooden hearts. We also thank Ann Burns and Jo Birks for helping with the cooking and organising.
National Simultaneous Storytime NSS) is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 20th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum.
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.
NSS 2020's book is Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas written by Lucinda Gifford. By participating in National Simultaneous Storytime, we at Trinity, aim to promote the value of reading and literacy; promote the value and fun of books and promote an Australian writer and publisher.
This week in Library lessons the children took a sneak peek at Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas and created very colourful and glamorous chicken and fox divas. The primary students researched the author and illustrator to discover the many books she has written. They also researched into chicken to produce some very informative posters and created very humorous files on their favourite chickens.
All students are welcome to participate in the colouring in competition which is due in for judging by this Monday 25th May.
We look forward to next Wednesday 27 May at 11am when we join many other students around Australian and New Zealand to share Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas read to us by non-other than the yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins.
Read More in May 2020
We are encouraging all Trinity students and families to participate in Scholastic National Family Reading Month in May.
Every year during May, Scholastic holds an exciting reading challenge as part of the celebrations and Trinity is taking up the challenge this year!
Research shows that family reading time is one of the best ways to grow a child’s interest in the wonderful world of books. What an ideal time to increase this interest while we are all in isolation.
It is simple! All your child needs to do is read for at least 10 minutes every day in May and colour in the books on the Reading Log which is attached for you to print per child.
Sign up at scholastic.com.aunfrmm to enter the draw with a chance to win $100 in scholastic rewards to purchase more great books.
Kids who read, succeed!
Good luck and happy Reading!
Kinder/Year 1: Toby Stevenson & Fletcher Betts
Year 2/3: Georgia Jackson & Zoe Miller
Year 4: Bea Lucas & Bella Betts
Year 5/6: Tasmin Sommer & Jaslyn Killick
Avery Mann-Rea for being a caring and responsible friend on the bus.
Dara Olotu for incredible manners and consideration when borrowing equipment from other classes.
Please click on the YouTube link below to view the Awards Presentation:
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, Violet Tindall, Lana Sumich, Mia Longbottom, Ivy Corkhill, Avery Mann-Rea, Marlie Oakley
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield, Hamish Summerfield, Claire Corkhill, Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 4: Melanine Beal, Emerson Mann-Rea, Ryan Sumich, Bea Lucas, Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte
75 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Jack Gadd