Welcome to the Week 10 edition of the Trinitarian! We conclude the term with the school reports being sent home on Wednesday. It is wonderful to hear the fantastic feedback that the teachers have received from our parents as we strive to ensure that your children are challenged academically, socially, creatively and spiritually each and every day. Please take time out to rejuvenate over the school break, spend quality time with your family, sleep in, have pyjama days and enjoy not making school lunches! The children have worked relentlessly all term and it is very inspiring to observe the happy and well-mannered children who come to Trinity each day eager to learn and play, laugh and have fun! Thank you to all our amazing parents, for ensuring that the children arrive at school each day, prepared and ready for the day ahead. The time you spend at home each night listening to your child read and ensuring they complete homework enables the children to consolidate their learning at school and sets them up for further success. A special thank you to all our amazing staff who work tirelessly to ensure that all the children are motivated and challenged with their learning. We hope everyone enjoys the well-deserved break.
On Wednesday we had our annual Cross Country Carnival. We were blessed with beautiful weather but unfortunately, due to the restrictions around COVID 19, parents were unable to attend. We missed you all on the day, but the children had a fabulous time, and they all tried very hard. A very special thank you to Donna Wade for her wonderful organisation and to the staff for their assistance. A great day was had by all! Check out the photos at the back of the newsletter.
The Trinity Term 3 Calendar with all the planned events marked on the calendar across the term will go home in the first week of Term 3. We are looking forward to having the parents back at Trinity! The children especially love having you come to school events as do the staff! We have really missed you!
Trinity Open Day will be 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.
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.
Have a safe holiday and stay warm!
Around the School in RE at Trinity – K/1 Prayer Books
I had the pleasure in visiting K/1 yesterday and they were very excited to share their very special Prayer books with me. This term K/1 have been learning about all different types of prayers. This week they were finishing off last minute touches before their Prayer Books will be bound for publication. I felt the presence of MJR in the K/1 classroom as they happily shared their masterpieces with me. Thank you Miss O’Brien and K/1.
Readings this Weekend – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A
GOSPEL: Matthew 11:25-30
Jesus said: ‘Come to me. All you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’
Gospel Focus: In this Gospel, Jesus says ‘Shoulder my yoke and learn from me…..my yoke is easy.’ The yoke of Jesus was easy: Love God and love your neighbour.
Historical Context: Education in Galilee at the time of Jesus was highly valued. From the age of five, all boys and girls studied to memorise in totality the five books of the Torah (the first five books of the Bible.) In the Jewish tradition, the yoke of the Rabbi was his particular interpretation of Torah (the Law). The yoke of any Rabbi was best identified by asking him, ‘Which is the greatest commandment?’ When Jesus is asked that question, he answers, ‘Love God and love your neighbour,’ He goes on to say that all of the rest of the Law and the prophets flows on from these two commandments.
Living the Gospel: Jesus invites us to shoulder his yoke and learn from him for he is gentle and humble in heart. The yoke he invites us to shoulder is the simple teaching: Love God and love your neighbour. To love God is to consciously make a place in our lives for God. The busy spin that tends to be characteristic of so many people’s lives today does not allow room for God; does not allow room for prayer and quiet; does not allow room for compassionate response to others. To love God and love our neighbour we must first make room for them.
As we head into the school holidays, may we make room for prayer and renewal and be conscious to ‘Love God and love our neighbour.’
I would like to say thank you to all parents, carers, grandparents and community members for the wonderful support offered to our Trinity school community over the term. We have had a term of many challenges and have faced each challenge in a positive manner to achieve the best outcomes for our children with the least disruption. Online learning would not have been possible without the help from each family. We are very grateful to each of you for working with us and ensuring the quality education continues at Trinity, to benefit each child. Thank you also for your patience in participating in the online masses offered throughout this period. I hope you have a wonderful break and I look forward to working with you all again in Term 3. Stay safe!
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful holiday break.
Trinity's Cross Country
Trinity’s Annual Cross Country was held on Wednesday in fabulous weather conditions.
The Trinity Cross Country was a little different this year in that we had to run our carnival without our visiting spectators (due to Covid-19 restrictions). This did not deter our budding runners though. All the children were geared up and ready to compete on the day. They ran with smiles on their faces and gusto in their step. The many photos posted to our Trinity Facebook page gave our parents/grandparents and community friends the chance to catch up with the highlights from the day. We are very grateful at Trinity for the continuing support of these wonderful people, even through the use of media. All students are to be congratulated on their participation and sportsmanship throughout the day.
The GOLD House (Roberts) was declared the overall winning team. Blue House (Hennessy) finished in second place and Red House (Murray) a close third. I would like to extend my appreciation to all the teachers for their assistance and support on the day to ensure we could enjoy a wonderful Cross Country carnival.
Trinity’s Cross Country Champions for 2020 are:
Kinder Girls: Ivy Corkhill
Year One Boys: Harry Edwards
Year One Girls: Dakota Medley
8 Year Boys: Hamish Summerfield
8 Year Girls: Claire Corkhill
9 Years Boys: Dara Olotu
9 Years Girls: Somer Oldfield
10 Year Boys: Charlie Jackson
10 Year Girls: Bea Lucas
11 Year Boys: Riley Jackson
11 Year Girls: Talia McKay
12 Year Boys: Chaz Cooper
12 Year Girls: Tilly Bowman
Congratulations to all the students for their fantastic efforts over the day.
Here are some highlights...
House Spirit Day
We had our first House Spirit Day today, which the students absolutely loved! The children came dressed in their very bright house colours - they looked fabulous. The morning was spent playing UNO, where they got to win points towards the house shield for 2020. Red house took out the challenge on 685 points, Blue came second on 660 points and Gold weren't too far behind on 590 points. If you don't have the UNO game at home, no doubt your child/ren will be asking for it - its such a fun game that the children really enjoyed playing.
After lunch the children had a crafty session where they made puppets, followed by a chill-out movie session. What a great day to wrap up Term 2!
Year 5/6 News
This week Year 5/6 have been consolidating their learning in all subjects to end the term. This has been primarily achieved through glorious food. YES! That’s what we said, ‘FOOD’. Year 5/6 have dissected chocolates, pizza and jelly snakes in Maths for fractions – made almond nut brittle and slime in Science to consolidate their learning of ‘Solids – Liquids – Gases and have made Sushi in Geography to highlight the beautiful food source of rice. A big thank you to Amy Mergard for helping and introducing us to a fancy machine called a Sush-ezi!
What a wonderful week of learning!
Kinder/Year 1: Digby Clark & Violet Tindall
Year 2/3: Poppy-Rose Howarth & Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 4: Charlie Jackson & Ryan Sumich
Year 5/6: Poppy Lucas & Sammy Daken
Kinder/Year 1: Violet Tindall, Ivy Corkhill, Marlie Oakley
Year 2/3: Georgia Daken, Zoe Miller-Logue, Ronnie Tanson, Raphael Summerfield, Poppy-Rose Howarth, Shannon Kerrison, Hamish Clark
Year 4: Billy Corkhill, Grace Metcalfe, Aidan Summerfield
Year 5/6: Willow Stevenson
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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