Trinity will be conducting their Open Day on Wednesday June 24 from 9:30am to 11:50am. We welcome all preschoolers and their parents to come along and experience a range of KLA activities and a tour of our beautiful school. The preschool students will be provided with fruit for fruit break and at 11am will enjoy a barbecue lunch and drink before heading back to Bunyip. Parents are invited to morning tea with the Principal where they can engage in conversation about Trinity and meet current Kinder parents. If you know of any parents with preschool children please encourage them to come along and experience our wonderful school. 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. Choosing a school is an important decision, and we know that our best ambassadors are our students, families and staff. There are wonderful teachers and fantastic learning happening here at Trinity and our 2019 NAPLAN results certainly reflect this.
We will be conducting our Cross Country Carnival on Wednesday, July 1. The carnival will be held at Trinity and staff will be running the events on the day as unfortunately no parents or carers will be allowed to attend due to COVID19 restrictions. It is anticipated that the Trinity Athletics Carnival will occur on Wednesday, August 19. Each carnival will follow the COVID-19 Guidelines from the Government for schools, sporting events and venues at the time of the event. This may result in reduced numbers and/or no spectators or parents being permitted at the event. The circumstances around carnivals are ever changing and we endeavour to keep you updated as changes occur. The safety and well-being of our students, staff and parents is a priority and we intend to keep within the guidelines that have been set by the Government at the time.
Road Safety: When you are drop off and/or pick up your child/ren please ensure you comply with the 40 km zone around the school and park in the allocated zones. Stopping on the road is not an option. Many times, staff have witnessed near misses with cars and students. For the safety of our children and parents, please comply with our road safety rules. This way we can keep everyone safe!
We hope you have had a wonderful long weekend and Sabbath Week, free of homework other than reading. What a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your children.
Stay well and stay safe!
School Vege Patch
Over the weekend we had Luke Richardson come in and Rotary Hoe the vege patch. Bob Stevenson then placed bunting around the garden. Thank you Luke and Bob, we greatly appreciate your help. We are looking for donations of straw to mulch our vege garden, please contact the front office if you can help out. Once we get some straw, the seedlings can go in and we are good to go!
We are currently participating in a Cadbury fundraising drive to raise money for additional school resources. Boxes of chocolates were sent home on Wednesday 11 June 2020 to each family. It would be great if you could roll up your sleeves and help. The good news is that this fundraiser is super simple… and delicious. So we’re asking every family to sell at least one box of chocolates for us. Feel free to grab another box if you’ve got lots of hungry buyers lined up!
Tips for selling your treats
- Each item sells for $1.00 and there are 60 chocolates in each box
- Sell to family members, colleagues, friends or neighbours
- We don’t recommend that children sell the products – if they are involved, please ensure an adult is with them at all times
Please return your money collected to Fiona or Leanne at the Front Office in the envelope provided no later than 30 June 2020. If you’re finding it hard to sell your box of treats, let me know – other people may be able to help. Or, if you can’t help out in this fundraising drive, please let either Fiona or Leanne know on 63862111 by 10 June 2020.
Thanks for your support.
A Baby Boy
We were very happy to hear the news from Shannon that he has a new baby brother! Congratulations to the Kerrison family, we hope baby Logan is settling in well. Shannon's teacher, Mrs Lucas (nee Logan) was especially trilled with his name!
Next week is Refugee Week in Australia. Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. The ultimate aim of Refugee Week is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia.
The aims of Refugee Week are:
- to educate the Australian public about who refugees are and why they have come to Australia
- to help people understand the many challenges refugees face coming to Australia
- to celebrate the contribution refugees make to our community
- to focus on how the community can provide a safe and welcoming environment for refugees.
The theme for Refugee Week this year is: Celebrating the Year of Welcome
Trinity will be conducting a day of activities next Thursday to provide a unique opportunity for all the children to experience and celebrate the rich diversity of refugee communities in Australia through food, craft, music, dance and sports. During the week students will also have opportunities in Library lessons to find out more about refugees in Australia.
If you would like to know more about Refugee Week, please follow this link: https://www.refugeeweek.org.au/
St. Vincent De Paul
With over two million people living below the poverty line in Australia, including over half a million children, donations allow the St Vincent de Paul Society to provide people and families in need an opportunity of a better life. If you or a member of your family are interested in supporting any of the St. Vincent De Paul Appeals, please visit the NSW site through this link: https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw
The Power of Pen to Paper
Archbishop Christopher Prowse has encouraged Catholics to put their name to a petition calling on the ACT government to boost Mass numbers to 50. More than 1200 Catholics have signed the petition since it was kicked off a week ago, including the Archbishop. More signatures are needed to show the strength of a Catholic community eager to return to parishes to pray and be together. https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/petition-to-the-chief-minister-of-the-act/
Readings this Weekend – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
GOSPEL: John 6:51-58
Whoever eats and drinks of the body and blood of Christ has eternal life.
Living the Gospel
Meals are very important events. Not only do we physically need food and drink to keep ourselves alive, but we also need meals to mark occasions and celebrate events: birthdays. weddings, dates, achievements, reunions, anniversaries. There is a sacredness about gathering with friends and family and sharing a meal together. Stories are told; memories shared; the food is appreciated and more often than not there’s a drink to accompany the meal. Treating such occasions with gratitude – as blessed moments of grace – is living out the Eucharistic reality of welcoming Jesus into our lives and seeking to be more like him.
Jesus tells us that he is the living bread of life, and that those of us who eat his flesh and drink his blood will live forever. We call that meal the Eucharist; this name means ‘giving thanks’.
Are you thankful for the abundance of food in your life? Or do you take it for granted?
How often have you got ready for an evening meal (after eating once or twice already that day) and said, ‘I’m starving!’
How often do you think of people who only have one tiny meal to eat, if anything, all day?
May the real food and drink we provide away from the sacred table of the Lord prove to the world the power of the Eucharist can change us into people that are good and loving. May we not just share – but also give!
Thought of the Week
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
― Mark Twain
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
In Science, K/1 have been investigating materials and their properties such as strength, transparency and pliability. On Wednesday these budding little engineers designed and built bridges to test their knowledge!
Kinder/Year 1 had a lovely time this morning sharing their published stories with their 5/6 buddies. All of our K/1 students created the most fabulous stories, so clever!
Kinder/Year 1: Violet Tindall, Avery Mann-Rea
Year 2/3: Claire Corkhill, Stevie-Rain Ford
Year 4: Billy Corkhill, Bella Betts
Year 5/6: Riley Jackson, Tilly Bowman
Kinder/Year 1: Marlie Oakley, Lana Sumich, Dakota Medley
Year 2/3: Ben Pollard
Year 4: Charlie Jackson, Thomas Edwards
Year 5/6: Angus Oldfield
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, Avery Mann-Rea, Marlie Oakley
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield, Hamish Summerfield, Ruby Lucas, Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 4: Melanine Beal, Emerson Mann-Rea, Ryan Sumich, Bea Lucas, Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte
50 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Dakota Medley, Ivy Corkhill
Year 2/3: Claire Corkhill
100 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Jack Gadd
|Tuesday 21 July||First day of Term 3||Trinity||
|Wednesday 22 July||School Photos||Trinity||
|Tuesday 4 August||School Counsellor||Trinity||
|Wednesday 5 August||Yr 7 Transition Day at Hennessy||Hennessy||
|Friday 7 August||Mary MacKillop Liturgy & Yr 4-6 Assembly||St Mary's Church||
|Monday 10 August||Community Council Meeting||Trinity||
|Wednesday 12 August||Trinity Open Day||Trinity||
|Thursday 13 August||Assumption Liturgy||Trinity|
Marriage & Family Month
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Because of Covid-19 restrictions we’ve planned a series of live-streamed interactive events to take place immediately after the 11am Sunday Online Mass<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/mass-online/__;!!Ax-PnKpllFIIgPxB!3mSs7NNemJNah-cCSBkoM5Qc-m5_qJYGHlp_jGoZRdCaWvd3cOkvSMqZipoZ7GzWs4UQBZ5wdc439w$> at the Cathedral for the next three Sundays of June.
There is also an online international Catholic Marriage Summit<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.joyfuleverafter.org/a/27520/WY7zorng__;!!Ax-PnKpllFIIgPxB!3mSs7NNemJNah-cCSBkoM5Qc-m5_qJYGHlp_jGoZRdCaWvd3cOkvSMqZipoZ7GzWs4UQBZ52aQWWQQ$> taking place this Friday-Sunday.
We realise, of course, that many of our school families do not include the experience of an intact marriage. This is something we are all sensitive to. I’m sure you agree though, that the need to support, encourage and equip those who are married still stands.
We hope you will be happy to support these two online initiatives – one local, one international, by advertising them, with or without the graphics, in your school communications with parents this week.