Yesterday, Trinity students had so much fun participating in activities in recognition of Refugee week. During Refugee Week we raise awareness of the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. The children participated in a range of activities including cultural food and cooking, cultural art, sports and cultural music and dance. What a wonderful way to raise awareness for students of the issues affecting refugees. The activities focused on the importance of harmony and togetherness which was evident as the children rotated through each activity. A special thank you to Ms Wade for her organisation and the teachers for their preparation and planning of activities. The children had a fabulous time and especially enjoyed making and eating the falafel and tzatziki dip. Check out the photos in the newsletter!
Last night, the Director of CE, Ross Fox, some Principals and CE staff slept outside to raise much needed funds for the homeless as part of the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Today, Trinity students supported the Catholic Education Canberra and Goulburn Sleepout by having a mufti day for a gold coin donation. Well done Trinity who raised $90.50 for this worthwhile cause.
We look forward to our Open Day this 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 home or back to Bunyip. Parents are invited to have a school tour with our Year 6 leaders followed by morning tea with the Principal. There are wonderful teachers and fantastic learning happening here at Trinity so spread the word and promote our amazing school!
The School Counsellor will be at Trinity this Tuesday. If you would like your child to see the Counsellor, please drop into school and pick up a form or contact Leanne at the front office and we will send it home on Monday. The form must be returned by this Tuesday.
I would like to keep one of our past students, Molly Innes in our prayers. She has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is undertaking surgery next week.
Father God, we humbly pray for Molly, give her the hope and courage she needs each day. Comfort her in the pain she is going through and bless her with healing. Strengthen her family, friends, and caregivers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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. Police are patrolling the roads around the school. Please comply or you may risk a fine! For the safety of our children and parents, please comply with our road safety rules. This way we can keep everyone safe!
Stay well and stay safe!
Yesterday we celebrated Refugee Week - this is a time for celebrating diversity as well as acknowledging and appreciating the wonderful freedom and safety we are surrounded with here in Australia. Our students participated in cultural art, sport, dance and cooking activities. Many of the activities were focused around the Middle East and African countries where the majority of our refugees come from.
The Falafels (or 'Kebabbles' as Charlie J liked to call them) were a big hit, getting some of the children out of their comfort zone and tasting new things.. a little birdie told me the children thought they were absolutely delicious!! Our students love any opportunity to get their dance shoes on - the African dance move called the 'shimmee' did not disappoint! So much fun!
School Vege Garden
Our vege patch is definitely coming together - thank you to the Edwards family for your donation of manure and to the Lucas family for the hay. We are looking for donations of 3L milk bottles or cordial bottles to cover the seedlings, please drop them into the front office.
Next Friday, 26th June our Year 3-6 students will need to wear their 'garden clothes' to school so they can get in and get their 'hands dirty' to complete the set up of the garden.
We are currently participating in a Cadbury fundraising drive to raise money for additional school resources. Thank you to all our families for the enthusiastic way that you are supporting this great initiative. Many of our families are onto their second and third box. If you have sold your box and would like to sell some more, please contact the front office. We have plenty more boxes to sell!
Communication to our parents and carers is always a priority. Please check our Schoolzine App for newsletters, upcoming events and announcements. 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.
Refugee Awareness Day
The theme for Refugee Week this year is Celebrating the Year of Welcome
This week Trinity celebrated National Refugee Week in classrooms with lessons to educate our children about who refugees are and why they have come to Australia
On Thursday, the whole school celebrated a day of Refugee Awareness. Teachers and students participated in activities to promote awareness and understanding of the many challenges that refugees face coming to Australia and to celebrate the contribution refugees make to our community.
The activities covered four main themes:
- Cultural food – the children learnt about the many foods we now enjoy in Australia that originate from the Middle East and made tasty Falafels with Mrs Lucas and Mrs Birks. Yum!!
- Cultural music and dance – the children listened to a personal account of the journey made by a woman from Zimbabwe to Australia and found out about African music and dance, learning to ‘shimmy’ to African music with Miss O’Brien and Miss Wade.
- Cultural Art – children learnt about the journey’s refugees take to start their new lives in countries like Australia and shared their learning through art with Miss Corcoran and Mrs Cooper.
- Sports from other cultures – children learnt about the many different sports and games children from other countries participate in, and had a lot of fun learning to play these with Mr Niddrie and Mrs Burns
- Stories – in Library this week children listened to stories and participated in activities to develop understanding of refugees in Australia with Mrs Doolan.
At the end of the day we all gathered in prayer for HOPE led by our Year 6 Ministers.
Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
We are encouraged to take action by praying for refugees and asylum seekers located all around the world. We pray in hope for a world where all people are welcomed.
God of hope,
Continue to reframe our world through your boundless love.
Continue to point us beyond our current experience to your glorious promises.
Continue to inspire us to be pointers to hope.
Make the hallmarks of our lives, hope-filled prayers, hope-filled actions, and hope-filled love.
Continue your work of transformation in us, for the hope of the world, and for your Glory.
Readings this Weekend – Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time A
Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the house-tops.
Living the Gospel
One of the messages of Jesus to his disciples and, through him, of Matthew to the original community, is to have courage and to have pride in their belief. No matter what threat or persecution they are to endure, the command is to proclaim the message of Jesus from the house-tops. They are to be proud of what they believe and be prepared to share it with others. In a world today that is not always open to the message of Jesus, we too are called to be proud of what we believe and not whisper it in the darkness.
‘Do not be afraid’ is one of the most commonly repeated sentences in the Bible. In one form or another, the command to ‘be not afraid’ or ‘fear not’ appears several hundred times throughout the Old and New Testaments.
The passage is a reminder of the abundant love of God who cares for them and sees all their efforts to continue to live out the message and ministry of Jesus.
It is equally a message for us, today. We are called to continue the spread of the gospel message; continuing the work of those early Christian communities, the Twelve and Jesus himself.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
This week in Maths, Kinder/Year 1 have been very busy enhancing their addition and subtraction skills. Numberlines are such a great visual way for the students to count up or down and solve maths problems.
This week in Literacy Year 5/6 have been investigating various spelling rules and spelling strategies. Children have been creating word banks, investigating new words, looking at the etymology (derivation of words) and using these new words in their writing. Year 5/6 enjoyed learning a new song this week to help them remember the rules around adding the suffixes s, es or ies to make plurals.
Here is a link to the Plural Suffix Song – warning – it is very ‘catchy.’
Important Announcements in SPORT
Children have been eagerly training during PE and sport sessions for the annual school Cross Country to be held this term and the Athletics carnival for next term.
Trinity Cross Country will be held on Wednesday 1st July (Week 10) and will be conducted as a normal sports day due to the restrictions we still have in place with visitors and groups attending the school.
Trinity Athletics Carnival will be held next term under similar circumstances. The date set for the Athletics carnival is Wednesday 19th August (Week Five).
Unfortunately, the following information has been received from the Catholic Education Office regarding cancellations in sports:
Due to NSWCHS and NSWPSSA cancelling all their events in Term 3, NSWCPS (MacKillop) and NSWCCC have followed suit, it is not viable for us to hold Canberra Goulburn events either.
Term 3 Canberra-Goulburn Sport cancellations are:
- 20th August Canberra Goulburn Primary and Secondary Athletics
- Canberra Goulburn Primary Cricket and Touch Football
We have received an update from the School Sport Unit on sport cancellations
The following MacKillop/CPS, CCC and NSW All Schools Sports events have been cancelled for Term 3, 2020
- 23 July - NSWPSSA & All Schools Cross Country
- 27 July - NSWCPS Golf Tournament
- 27- 29 July - NSWPSSA Netball state championship
- 1 – 2 August - NSW All Schools 15s touch football trials
- 10 August - NSWCPS 10 A Side Knockout
- 10 August - NSWCPS Girls Rugby 7s Selections
- 18 August - NSWCCC Netball Championships
- 18 – 20 August - NSWPSSA Boys Touch state championship
- 19 August - NSWCPS Hockey Gala Day
- 19 August - NSWCCC Rugby League Cup
- 25 – 27 August - NSWPSSA Rugby Union state championship
- 28 August - Polding Cricket Selections
- 31 August – 1 September - NSWPSSA Girls Rugby 7s
- 31 August – 2 September - NSWPSSA Golf state championship
- 1 September - NSWCPS Netball Carnival
- 1 – 2 September - NSWCCC Football Knockout Semi Finals/Finals
- 3 September - MacKillop Girls Cricket Selections
- 3 – 4 September - MacKillop Boys Cricket Selections
- 7 September - NSW Champions School Basketball Tournament
- 8 September - NSW Schools Football Challenge Cup
- 8 September - NSWCPS Netball Carnival
- 8 – 10 September - NSWPSSA Boys Softball state championship
- 8 – 10 September - NSWPSSA Girls Touch state championship
- 11 September - Polding Athletics Championships
- 17 September - NSW All Schools Netball Challenge
- 18 September - NSWCCC Athletics Championships
- 21 September - MacKillop Athletics Championships
- 22 – 24 September - NSWPSSA Girls Softball state championship
The following Sports events have been cancelled for Term 4, 2020
- 13- 16 October - NSWPSSA Boys Cricket championships
- 19 – 22 October - NSWPSSA Girls Cricket championships
- 24 – 25 October - CPS Basketball Challenge
- 26 – 27 October - NSWCCC Junior Boys Basketball Championships
- 28 – 29 October - NSWPSSA Athletics
- 5 – 6 November - NSWCCC Junior Girls Basketball Championships
I will continue to provide further updates as they come to hand.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Trinity Sports Calendar
Trinity Cross Country
Wednesday 1st July (Week 10 – Term 2)
Trinity Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 19th August (Week 5 – Term 3)
Trinity Sports Co-ordinator
Kinder/Year 1: Digby Clark & Violet Tindall
Year 2/3: Spencer Betts & Poppy-Rose Howarth
Year 4: Emi Mann-Rea & Melanie Beal
Year 5/6: Talia McKay & Tassie Sommer
Year 5/6: Poppy Lucas, Jaslyn Killick, Tilly Bowman & Chaz Cooper
Learning Support Awards
Kinder/Year 1: Keeva Mottley & Violet Tindall
Year 2/3: Ben Pollard & Zoe Miller-Logue
Year 4: Aidan Summerfield
Year 5/6: Jaslyn Killick & Tylerr Leitner
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, Thomas Edwards
50 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Dakota Medley, Marlie Oakley, Lana Sumich
Year 2/3: Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 4: Dara Olotu
Year 5/6: Chaz Cooper, Tylerr Leitner
75 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Ivy Corkhill
Year 2/3: Claire Corkhill
Year 5/6: Samantha Daken, Jaslyn Killick, Angus Oldfield, Archie Quinn, Tassie Sommer, Poppy Lucas
100 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Ivy Corkhill
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield
Year 4: Melanine Beal, Emerson Mann-Rea, Ryan Sumich
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman, Talia McKay, Jemima Mergard, Willow Stevenson, Tom Bassingthwaighte, Riley Jackson
125 Nights reading
Year 4: Billy Corkhill
150 Nights Reading
Kinder/Year 1: Violet Tindall
175 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Jack Gadd
|Monday 8 March||School Swimming Session||Harden Pool||
|Thursday 11 March||Whole School Mass||St Mary's Church||
|Friday 12 March||Love your Sister 5c Friday - Dress up in bright colours||Trinity||
|Monday 15 March||Sacramental Retreat Day||St Anthony's Church||
|Wednesday 17 March||Sacrament of Reconciliation||St Anthony's Church||
|Friday 19 March||Trinity Cross Country||Trinity||
|Sunday 21 March||Sacrament of First Eucharist||St Anthony's Church||
|Thursday 25 March||Whole School Mass||St Mary's Church||
|Friday 26 March||Yr 3/4 Open House Assembly||Trinity||
|Thursday 1 April||Last day of Term 1||Trinity||