Welcome Back: Welcome back to all our students and families! It was wonderful to see our students return with smiles on their faces, refreshed and ready to get back into 'the learning pit' eager to face the challenges ahead for the term. The Year 5/6 students and Ms Wade were extremely happy to return to their classroom on Tuesday with all repair work completed.
Professional Development: On Monday Trinity staff joined the Western Region schools in a spirituality day, presented by Fr Richard Leonard a Jesuit priest. The topic of the presentation was “Catholic identity: How can Catholic Education form believers in a media saturated culture? He was a very inspirational speaker and he provided some frightening statics regarding children and media usage. Did you know that children aged between 10-18 spend 1.5 hours at home on the internet and 7 -10 year olds watch between 2.5 hours of TV a day?
COVID 19 Update: Each day we continue to monitor the situation with COVID 19. All NSW Schools continue to be safe and operations are in line with AHPPC,CS NSW and NSW Health guidelines. Non-essential adults are still not permitted on school grounds or at school events. This includes parents and carers. Physical distancing of children in schools is not required by the AHPPC guidelines. Research has shown limited transmission risk associated with school children in the school environment. Students should continue to bring water bottles from home to fill at water bubblers rather than drink directly from the bubbler. We continue to provide additional cleaning, and hand sanitizer is available in each classroom and toilets. We will resume school assemblies, but they will be limited to 15 minutes and no external visitors. We will also resume school masses and liturgies but we are limited on attendance. Should your child be away from school because they are unwell, there is no expectation that they complete schoolwork. It is important that unwell students rest. If a student is absent for more than three days without a medical certificate, this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence and followed up by the school.
Trinity Open Day: Unfortunately with the current COVID environment, will are cancelling our Open Day that was scheduled for Wednesday 12 August. However, we are running tours after school from 3.30pm-6pm by appointment only from Monday 10 August to Thursday 13 August. Please call the Front Office to book an appointment.
Prayers Please: Sympathy is extended to Julie Doolan and her family on the recent loss of Julie's father George Fitzgerald. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts.
Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Pick up & Drop off arrangements: The pick-up and drop off arrangements which were put in place last term, still continue. Please park your car in front of the presbytery so the children can exit and walk to the gate. A teacher will be on duty at the front gate from 8:45am to 9:10am. 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.
Hennessy Year 7 Orientation Day: Due to the new Covid guidelines Hennessy are unable to continue with the Year 7 2021 Orientation day this term. They will review dates for this over the coming weeks.
Have a wonderful weekend.
School Vege Garden & Chicken Coop
Our vege patch is definitely coming together - the seedlings we planted last term have grown during the holidays and are looking great! More seeds and plants will get planted over the coming weeks. Thank you to all the families who have brought in milk containers - they have been put to good use. We welcome more for the new plants!
Our Chooks have arrived!! Thank you to the Cooper family for donating these. This week Mr Niddrie ran a naming competition, where the students got to nominate three names each. The winning names of the chooks will be revealed next week!! The Niddrie family kindly donated the children coop, which was built by the students this week - looks fabulous!. We are very lucky to have the Corkhill family coming into school this weekend to install a very fancy Chicken run - a big thank you to Ash & Bernie! Our chooks (which are currently boarding at Mrs Davis' house) will be very spoilt once they move into their new home next week!
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.
We still have a few Cadbury fundraising boxes available at the front office for collection to sell. 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.
Saucy Spice Curries
There are a few curry sachets left over from our Saucy Spice Co fundraiser last year. We have a 'special deal' where you can pick any 3 varieties for $10. These make such great no fuss winter meals and perfect for the slow cooker! Available at the front office.
Welcome back to Term 3! I hope everyone has had the opportunity to have a great break and enjoyed quality time with family and friends.
Prayer for the Start of Term
Dear Lord, help me to live each day quietly and easily. To lean upon your strength truthfully and restfully. To wait for the unfolding of your will patiently and serenely. To meet others peacefully and joyfully. To face tomorrow confidently and courageously. Amen.
The Power of Prayer
So, what exactly is the power of prayer? The power of prayer is not in the words you utter. It is not about what you pray or even how you pray. Prayer can be defined as talking to God, but it is much more than that. Prayer is an act of worship that glorifies God and reinforces our need for Him.
Please Pray for…..
Please pray for our First Eucharist Candidates who are continuing their preparations for First Holy Communion.
The First Eucharist Candidates are:
Bella Betts, Billy Corkhill, Thomas Edwards, Charlie Jackson, Zoe Lenehan, Beatrice Lucas, Emerson Mann-Rea, Tomas Mariani, Grace Metcalfe, Michael Oakley, Tommie Parker, Skye Peterson, Imogen Smith and Ryan Sumich.
Please keep Mrs Doolan and her extended family in your prayers with the recent passing of their dearly beloved ‘Pa George’, one of God’s true gentleman.
Please keep the Gadd family in your prayers, Michelle's father, Alfonro Mabia Aragon passed away in the holidays.
I would like to continue to keep one of our past students, Molly Innes in our prayers. She has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
The Sacramental preparation program and Sacramental dates will go ahead at this stage. Further information regarding each of the following will be sent to parents of the children.
- Sacramental Retreat Day at St. Anthony’s Church on Thursday 30th July – 9:30am-3pm
- First Reconciliation Sacrament Evening – Wednesday 5th August at St. Anthony’s Church – 6pm-7pm
- First Communion Sacramental Mass – Sunday 9th August at St. Anthony’s Church – 10:30am-11:30am
Readings this Weekend – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A
GOSPEL: Matthew 13:44-46
Jesus said to the crowds, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off happy, sells everything he owns and buys the field. ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it’.
Our God is the one who became one like us, in Jesus the Lord, so that we might know, love and serve him. That is what this Gospel is all about.
Jesus reminds his disciples that in glimpsing the things of heaven they have to be like the master of a household. In Jesus’ day such a person would have provided protection, love, security and justice for all.
God has given us free will and treasures, both new and old, to help us protect each other, love each other, feel secure in the truth and act justly. But we need to know that the choices we make in regard to these things have implications for how we live now, and in the life to come.
Living the Gospel
We can present contemporary ‘glimpses’ of the kingdom of heaven likened to the treasure in a field or pearl of great value – are we examples of people living out kingdom values? Do we look upon the world in wonder and awe? Can we identify moments of inspiration in our modern world?
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful weekend.
Trinity Athletics Carnival will be held this term under similar circumstances to the Cross Country. The carnival will take place at Trinity school ovals and will be conducted as a school sports day. Unfortunately, at this stage, due to the current restrictions in place, parents/carers will be unable to attend but we will be sure to upload as much footage of the day through our Trinity media platforms. The date set for the Athletics carnival is Wednesday 19th August (Week Five).
Term 3 Canberra-Goulburn Sport cancellations are:
- 20th August Canberra Goulburn Primary and Secondary Athletics
- Canberra Goulburn Primary Cricket and Touch Football
Boorowa Touch/Netball Carnival
Boorowa Team Organisers are planning to proceed with the 2020 Touch/Netball Carnival but restrictions will be in place due to COVID 19.
The following restrictions may need to be put in place at this stage:
- REDUCED TEAM NUMBERS
- LIMITING TEAM SIZES TO 10 PLAYERS WITH 1 TEACHER, 1 COACH/MANAGER AND 1 REFEREE/UMPIRE
- ONLY ADULTS INVOLVED IN THE TEAM TO ATTEND THE CARNIVAL
- IMPLEMENTING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES, SIGNS AND MARKINGS AT ALL CANTEENS
- HAVING A SECOND FIRST AID TENT.
At this stage, Trinity has been entered as an expression of interest. I will send out further information to parents as it comes to hand. Let’s hope restrictions may ease before October 23rd but in the meantime, stay safe and look after each other.
Trinity Sports Calendar
Trinity Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 19th August (Week 5 – Term 3)
Friday 23rd October (Term Four)
Trinity Sports Co-ordinator
This week Kinder & Year 1 have been engaging in a fun spelling activity where they were looking at grass, sky and ground letters!
This week in Maths, Year 2/3 have been playing a warm up game called 'Nasty Pasties'. It a great game that looks at the place value. What fun while learning!
Kinder/Year 1: Mia Longbottom & Harry Edwards
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield & Ben Pollard
Year 4: Aidan Summerfield & Michael Oakley
Year 5/6: Poppy Lucas & Riley Jackson
Kinder/Year 1: Timothy Olotu, Ayeisha Atallah
Year 2/3: Stevie Rain-Ford
Year 4: Claudia Loydell, Aidan Summerfield
Year 5/6: Amelia Loydell
Teacher: Mr Niddrie
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
|Friday 3 December||Yr 3/4 Open House||Trinity||
Link to be provided
|Friday 3 December||Yr 5 Leadership Vote||Trinity Shelter Shed||
|Friday 3 December||Harden Country Club Tennis Courts Opening Day (Yr 3-6)||HCC||
|Monday 6 December||Advent Liturgy (Yr 3/4)||Trinity|
|Monday 6 December||School Swimming Program||Harden Pool||
|Tuesday 7 December||Presentation Night||Trinity||
|Wednesday 8 December||K-2 Excursion to Junee||Junee||
|Friday 10 December||Year 6 Graduation||St Anthony's Church & Jackson's Bakery||
|Monday 13 December||Swimming Fun Day||Harden Pool||
|Wednesday 15 December||Last day for 2021!||Trinity||
|Tuesday 1 February||
First day back for students
Term 1, 2022!