It was wonderful to see the majority of our children back at Trinity this week. It was so invigorating to see the children walk through the gate each morning with a smile on their faces, so eager to see their friends and their teachers. To ensure that our children have not been compromised from learning remotely, we have provided additional staffing for learning support to focus on literacy and numeracy.
PICK UP AND DROP OFF ARRANGEMENTS: It has been delightful to see all our amazing parents and grandparents who have all been so willingly complying with the requirements with drop off and pick up of children and social distancing. The pick up and drop off arrangements will remain in place until informed otherwise. If you are unsure of what they are I will put them in the newsletter each week as a reminder to you all.
When 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.
Reports and Parent teacher Interviews: Information will be sent home to all families on Monday regarding reports for semester one and interviews. Please ensure you read this information carefully. Due to the remote learning occurring over the past few weeks there have been some changes to the report writing format and to our parent interview structure.
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.
Communication: Communication to our parents and carers is always a priority. Please check our Schoolzine App for newsletters, upcoming events and announcements. If you need help putting this app on your phone, please ask at the front desk. 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.
Stay well and stay safe!
May - The Month of MARY
The month of May is one rich in tradition and a beautiful time of the year to honour our heavenly mother. During these times, while we cannot be physically close, we may find ourselves with more time to pray and be still. I would like to share with you some links to resources to help to encourage you and your family to go deeper in understanding of Mary.
- Mother Mary: https://lifeteen.com/cym/blog/mother-mary-who-is-she/
- How can we imitate the 10 Virtues of Mary?
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now,
and at the hour of our death.
Making Jesus Real - Get Switched on to the SPIRIT OF JESUS
Trinity school embraces Making Jesus Real (MJR) as a way of life. We seek to look for Jesus in ourselves and those around us.
An important aspect of MJR is learning how to recognise God Moments in encounters with our friends, families and colleagues:
- a cheerful greeting using a person's name
- a smile
- a gesture, or words, of encouragement
- an offer of a helping hand
- an unexpected compliment
MJR leads us to be 'winners and grinners' rather than 'moaners and groaners', to look for the positives in each day and to be sure to let others know how much we appreciate them in our lives.
When did YOU ‘get switched on to the Spirit of Jesus’ this week?
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
Kinder, Year 1, 2 & 3
This week Kinder, Year 1, 2 and 3 were given a task to create a sculpture in their Art lesson. They had to use natural materials from around the playground and then add man-made materials. Wow - they were all so creative!
The Maths warm up game this week was called Dicey Operations. They all loved it so much, they wished their Maths lesson went longer! I think they also loved being back in the classroom learning with their friends!
Year 5/6 learnt all about freeze frames in Drama and had a lot of fun creating images using their bodies – with no movement. Following on from this they created freeze frame sculptures using clay.
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: Lana Sumich & Harry Edwards
Year 2/3: Ben Pollard & Tilly Jackson (absent)
Year 4: Grace Metcalfe & Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Poppy Lucas & Willow Stevenson
Kinder/Year 1: Digby Clark
Year 2/3: Phoebe Bassingthwaighte, Somer Oldfield, Lawrence Johnson
Year 4: Ryan Sumich
Year 5/6: Talia McKay, Angus Oldfield, Archie Quinn, Tilly Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte, Riley Jackson (absent)
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: Harry Edwards, Keeva Mottley, Toby Stevenson, Fletcher Betts, Digby Clark
Year 2/3: Hamish Summerfield, Ruby Lucas
Year 4: Bea Lucas, Zoe Lenehan, Michael Oakley, Dara Olotu, Thomas Edwards
50 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Dakota Medley, Marlie Oakley, Lana Sumich
Year 2/3: Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 4: Ryan Sumich, Emerson Mann-Rea
Year 5/6: Poppy Lucas, Tassie Sommer, Chaz Cooper, Tylerr Leitner, Willow Stevenson
75 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Violet Tindall, Ivy Corkhill, Avery Mann-Rea
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield, Claire Corkhill
Year 5/6: Samantha Daken, Tilly Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte, Jemima Mergard, Jaslyn Killick, Angus Oldfield, Archie Quinn, Riley Jackson, Talia McKay
100 Nights reading
Year 4: Melanine Beal, Billy Corkhill
150 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Jack Gadd
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