Semester one reports will be sent home next Wednesday, instead of Monday due to staff absences. Over the past two weeks, I have had the pleasure of reading every child's school report. The children are very proud of their achievements and have worked hard to improve their learning and are to be congratulated for their efforts. It is astounding what they have achieved despite working remotely. Each student has worked hard to achieve the goals that they set during Semester 1 and we are extremely grateful for our teachers who assured that the learning continued regardless of issues with technology and isolation.
Report time is an opportunity for parents/carers, to celebrate and share the achievements of their children and to then discuss areas of focus for Semester 2. Take the opportunity to sit down with each of your children and share and discuss the report together. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
A new section 'Engagement with Learning' has been developed to replace the 'Personal and Social Capabilities'. The new statements are based on the Australian Curriculum: ‘General Capabilities’, and target four key areas of learning engagement: Thinking, Communication, Responsibility and Collaboration. These are the skills and abilities intended to help prepare young Australians to learn, live and work in the 21st century. For a child to be given ‘consistently’ it must be evidenced across all KLAS including social interactions on the playground.
This diagram best explains the A to E grades:
Unfortunately, we had to postpone our Open Day this week due to staff being sick and maintenance happening at Trinity. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Trinity will be now be conducting Open Day on Wednesday August 12 from 9:30 am to 11:50 am. So please spread the word. Information will be sent to Bunyip early next term.
We will be conducting our Cross Country Carnival this 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.
Monday July 20 is the first day back for Term 3 and is a pupil free day. The staff will be having a spirituality day at Trinity. Please make arrangements for your children for babysitting for the day.
Stay well and stay safe!
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 to each family every Friday or available on the Trinity website.
Drop off & Pick up
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!
Biggest Online Cyber Safety Lesson
Yesterday Year 4-6 participated in the ‘Biggest Online Cyber Safety Lesson’ which is conducted by Daniel Morcombe Foundation and was well supported across the state. The lesson covered critical topics about personal and online safety for children aged 8 to 12, as well as discussing online dangers and cyberbullying.
Making Jesus Real at Trinity
- What is respect?
- Where should you show it?
- Whom should you show it to?
During the discussions, the children viewed a funny youtube clip from Mr Bean which highlighted examples of where people may not respect others or even themselves and talked about how we can change our attitudes to ensure we are always showing respect towards others.
The students designed the following posters to highlight RESPECT in our classroom, school, homes and community.
Prayer for Molly Innes
Trinity would like to keep our past student, Molly Innes in our prayers. She has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is undertaking surgery.
There are copies of this beautiful prayer at the front office, we welcome you to come in and take one or please contact us here at school if you'd like one sent home with your child/ren.
Readings this Weekend – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A
GOSPEL: Matthew 10:37-42
Jesus said: ‘Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me; and those who welcome me, welcome the one who sent me. Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will have a prophet’s reward; anyone who welcomes a holy man because he is a holy man will have a holy man’s reward. If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, then I tell you solemnly, he will most certainly not lose his reward.’
Gospel Focus: In this Gospel, having spelled out the difficulties of discipleship previously, Jesus reassures the disciples that anyone who welcomes them, welcomes him. Jesus assures them that even the smallest act of welcoming the disciple will be rewarded.
Historical Context: To give a ‘cup of water’ or a ‘cold drink’ to another person was the most basic act of hospitality or service. It is a metaphor for doing the absolute least service to another. Jesus is saying that even the most trivial act of service that recognises the work of the disciple will be welcomed and acknowledged. It suggests that ‘practical loving kindness’ is both the test and the result of discipleship.
Living the Gospel: There may be moments in our own families and communities through our lifestyles, beliefs, behaviour or values whereby somebody may feel as if he or she may not belong. Keeping the lines of communication open, speaking the truth with calmness and love, listening to each other and remaining as compassionate as possible are the best Christian responses. As disciples, we can no longer put ourselves first. We must be willing to spend ourselves and to be spent, to serve others in the day to day unfolding of life. If we are unselfish in the way we share ourselves with others, we will be enriched through our generosity. If we spend ourselves and are spent in our service of others, we will be filled with blessings unimaginable.
Marriage Enrichment Presentations
The last of three 30 minute marriage enrichment presentations will be live-streamed this Sunday 28th at 11.45am, straight after the 11am Online Mass at the Cathedral.
Join us at https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/mass-online/ to listen, make comments and ask questions of our West Australian presenter couple. Karen & Derek Boylen will elaborate on ‘a spirituality of beholding’ - a unique way of encountering Christ for married couples. Search ‘Marriage & Family Month’ on the CatholicVoice website for more info.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
Years 3 & 4
This week Year 4 were SUPER busy exploring the concepts of Multiplication in Numeracy. We were joined by Year 3 and were able to put their skills to the test! Year 3 had a wonderful time coming and sharing their skills with us and we were very lucky to have them and welcome them back any time for another brain busting activity!
Year 4 were just the most popular people this week! After sharing our learning with Year 3 to start the week, Year 5/6 joined us Thursday to challenge our thinking and learning! Thank you 5/6 for coming along and sharing your ideas, they made some fantastic Noun groups in Literacy together!
Trinity Cross Country will be held on Wednesday 1st July (Week 10) and will be conducted as a normal sports day at school due to the restrictions we still have in place with visitors and groups attending the school. Students to wear their sports uniform or house colours.
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
Prime Minister’s Report
by Poppy Lucas and Tilly Bowman
This term has been a very unusual one for us all at Trinity. It was great to see all our students return to school in Week Three. During remote learning all students did exceptionally well getting up out of bed every day to do their schoolwork. The teachers were impressed with the work students submitted online and it was great to chat to each other on Zoom and Teams. Everyone did a fantastic job with their Remote Learning but it is wonderful to be back together in the classrooms.
Last school holidays, we laid a wreath at Newson Park on ANZAC Day on behalf of the school. It was rather challenging this year to honour this special day but it was certainly very moving to see the ways many of our families participated in an isolated ANZAC ceremony at their homes.
STEM club has recommenced at Trinity and the students have participated in many exciting activities and experiments with Mr Niddrie. We have made Coke Bottle Rockets and are currently building houses for bugs and other creatures made from paddle pop sticks.
Year 5/6 have relocated to the teacher Resource Room as the heavy rains damaged our classroom. Miss Wade and 5/6 have settled in comfortably up in the top room.
Library and Celebrations Minister Report
by Tassie Sommer
Unfortunately at school, we have not been able to enjoy as many celebrations as we normally would. However, we did remember our mums earlier this term and celebrated Mother’s Day with a delicious drive through bacon and egg roll. Our mums really appreciated their breakfast and we appreciate all they do for us.
Many of our students have celebrated birthdays since our last Parliament. A BIG happy birthday to; Talia McKay, Ryan Sumich, Violet Tindall, Somer Oldfield, Fletcher Betts, Dakota Medley, Riley Jackson, Claire Corkhill, Marlie Oakley, Tom Bassingthwaighte, Stevie Rain-Ford, Sammy Daken and Jack Gadd. Happy birthday also to Mrs Doolan, Mrs Burns, Mrs Birks, Mrs Parker and Miss O’Brien.
In the Library we celebrated National Simultaneous Storytime with the reading of Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas. All students came dressed to school wearing bling and thoroughly enjoyed the antics of Whitney and Britney, the two singing chickens. Congratulations to all the students who entered Mrs Doolan’s colouring in competition and to the winners and runners-up in each class.
Mrs Doolan and her little elves will be redecorating the library in the holidays with a new theme in the lead-up to Book Week. We will be having our Book Week celebrations and Book Fair in Week 2 of Term Four.
RE Minister Report
By Tylerr Leitner
Students at Trinity have been trying exceptionally hard to Make Jesus Real in their lives. Many students have been playing fairly in the playground, helping each other, sharing equipment and caring for one another. It has been great to see many MJR Awards being handed out each week.
Last week we celebrated Refugee Week. We participated in a variety of activities to celebrate Refugees. We played games, painted, cooked food and danced; all with a focus on refugees. It was a fabulous day.
Last Friday we showed our support for St Vincent de Paul by wearing mufti and donating a gold coin. The money we raised went towards supporting the St. Vincent De Paul Winter Sleepout Appeal.
On May 26th we recognised National Sorry Day. We took time out of our day to remember the significance of this very special day for all Australians. During the day we completed activities in our classrooms to highlight the significance of National Sorry Day in Australia.
Sport and Environment Minister Report
by Chaz Cooper
Unfortunately, due to COVID19 restrictions, we have not been able to conduct our Cross Country and Athletics carnivals at Trinity in the normal capacity in which we would. However, the good news is that we will participate in our own school carnivals. We have set dates for these events to take place. Cross Country will be held as a whole school sports session on Wednesday 1st July. All the classes have been training during PE/Sport sessions and are well prepared for this next week.
The Athletics Carnival will be held on Wednesday 19th July. It will also be conducted as a school sports day. Unfortunately, parents and other spectators are not able to support us this year, but a full report and photos will feature on the newsletter for your entertainment.
All Western Region, Archdiocesan and MacKillop carnivals have been cancelled.
It has been great to see children from years 3-6 on the BMX bike track. It is very important that we use the bikes and equipment safely, respectively and with caution. Students are encouraged to make sure that if a year 5-6 sports monitor is not at the shed, put the bike away respectively. It is equally as important to check your bike for any issue before riding for your own safety.
Today the Yr 3-6 students got out in the beautiful sunshine and spent time creating their very own vegetable patch. They planted a variety of vegetables and herbs, weeded, created footpaths between the rows and mulched. The vege patch is looking fabulous - well done Yr 3-6!
Kinder/Year 1: Mia Longbottom, Toby Stevenson & Digby Clark
Year 2/3: Ronnie Tanson, Spencer Betts, Hamish Clark & Shannon Kerrison (absent)
Year 4: Dara Olotu & Melanie Beal
Year 5/6: Chaz Cooper (absent) & Talia McKay
School of Music
Hamish Clark & Tilly Bowman (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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