Last Sunday 10 of our Year 4 students received the Sacrament of First Eucharist for the first time. The ceremony was very special, and the children were extremely reverent and respectful. It was lovely to see all the families of the candidates and many of the staff from Trinity at the Mass to help celebrate this very special occasion. We thank Fr Lolesio Gisa, Ms Wade, Mr Niddrie and Mrs Doolan for their assistance to prepare the children and ensuring the day was so special.
Yesterday we participated in a school liturgy in honour of the Feast of the Assumption. On the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, we commemorate the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. The children reflected on the life of Mary and why she is so special to everyone. A special thank you to Mr Niddrie, Mrs Doolan and Ms Wade for organising the liturgy.
It is wonderful to walk around and spend time in each class and see how the students are striving to achieve their learning goals and consistently applying themselves in the classroom with their learning. Teachers are seeing students making huge academic gains especially in Literacy and Numeracy. This is very much evident in the classroom in every KLA and it is extremely rewarding for all our staff especially the teachers who go to enormous lengths every single day to ensure the children are challenged academically, spiritually, physically, socially and culturally and to ensure that the learning is pitched at each child’s point of need. If at any time you are concerned about your child’s academic performance, please don’t hesitate to contact the class teacher via email or phone and they will endeavour to contact you. As you are aware, the learning of each student is a partnership with their parents.
A very special thank you to all our Trinity families and staff for their hard work selling the chocolates. The chocolate fundraiser is now completed. Please return all monies raised and any chocolates that are unsold, to the front office as soon as possible.
Yesterday each family was given a small book of raffle tickets to sell in a trailer load of wood. Winter is not yet over and everyone loves to keep warm. Who could ask for more with a trailer load of wood delivered to your door! Please get behind this great fundraising initiative organised by the Community Council and support Trinity.
Just a reminder that the School Counsellor is at Trinity next Tuesday, 18 August. Please contact the front office if you'd like to make an appointment for your child/ren.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
God Bless and keep well,
Trinity Recipe Book
As a fundraiser for our school, we are putting together a Recipe Book. This is a great way for all members of the family to get involved and everyone always loves a great country recipe book. So, we’d like you to email us your favourite recipes in a word document to email@example.com - Anything from Slow cooker recipes, mains, desserts, cakes, slices, salads etc. Every recipe that comes to school will have the senders name in the book and will earn 10 house points. More information will be sent home in the coming weeks regarding sponsorship of pages, but it is envisaged that the cookbook will be ready before the end of the year just in time for Christmas.
Photos for Grandparents Liturgy
On Friday 21st August (Week 5), Year 5/6 will conduct a Grandparents Liturgy. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions imposed on schools, we cannot invite our Grandparents and families into the school for this Liturgy but we would like to film it and post it to our Trinity Facebook Page and our Trinity Youtube Channel for all to enjoy. We are seeking photos of Trinity Grandparents (preferably with their grandchildren) to include in a reflection. Please email photos to Miss Wade: firstname.lastname@example.org or send in a hard copy to your child’s classroom teacher by Monday 17 August. Any photo’s sent into school as a hard copy will be carefully scanned and returned to families.
Annual Satisfaction Survey
The annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff will be conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese this term. The surveys are designed to gather feedback from parents, staff and students about our school and will be used to inform school improvement. Responses are confidential and individuals can not be identified. The surveys will be launched via email on Friday 7 August 2020 using the email addresses supplied to the school. If you do not receive an email with a link to the survey, you can access and complete the survey at the following link: https://www.research.net/r/trinitycatholicprimaryparent2020
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 8:45 to 9:10 am as well as after school. 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.
Update for Families on COVID-19
Trinity Primary School and Catholic Education continue to take advice from health authorities in relation to COVID-19. The Catholic Education Office has a team that is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops, paying particular attention to local hotspots and organising support for schools where required.
When to Stay Home from School
Please keep your child at home if they are showing any symptoms of sickness. Once your child is well again, they can return to school. If your child develops any symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath:
- Call your GP in the first instance. By calling your GP before arriving they can take appropriate infection control measures.
- Call your school to let them know.
- In the event of an emergency please dial 000.
First Eucharist Sunday
Last Sunday 14 children from our Parish received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion at St. Anthony’s Church.
This was a beautiful celebration for the children who have been preparing to receive the Sacrament this year. In this Sacrament we remember what Jesus did for us in his life, death and resurrection. We remember particularly the Last Supper, that final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. At that meal Jesus gave us the Eucharist so that we could remember him in a special way. When we receive Communion, we believe that we receive the person of Jesus into our very beings. We become one with him, and we become one with each other. As a community we become 'the body of Christ'. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
Thank you to all families who supported the children on the day. Special thanks to Mrs Jill Parker for the Church decorations and to Mrs Penny Lucas for the wonderful celebration cupcakes which were enjoyed by all. Thanks to Tilly Bowman, Poppy Lucas and Talia McKay who supported their friends by forming the choir on the day. Special thanks for the joint efforts of parents, teachers’ and Father Lolesio for the weeks of preparation with the children.
Congratulations to all the children for their dedication to the Sacrament preparations this year and for the beautiful way in which they conducted themselves on the day.
The First Holy Communion Candidates: Imogen Smith, Zoe Lenehan, Grace Metcalfe, Beatrice Lucas, Thomas Edwards, Emerson Mann-Rea, Billy Corkhill, Bella Betts, Ryan Sumich, Charlie Jackson, Tommie Parker, Michael Oakley, Skye Peterson, Tomas Mariani and Father Lolesio.
The Feast of the Assumption – 15th August
Yesterday, our classes gathered together in prayer to acknowledge the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast Day which falls on Saturday (August 15th). Our Catholic tradition teaches us that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was assumed body and soul into Heaven as a reward for her faithfulness. Her life and devotion should be an example for all of us. Thank you to the Year 4 children for leading a beautiful liturgy. The Assumption of Mary is one of the most important events in the Christian community. This day is considered as the heavenly birthday of our Virgin Mary. https://www.catholic.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3cM45ki1M0&feature=youtu.be
Father in heaven,
All creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Readings this Weekend – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time A
GOSPEL: Matthew 15:21-28
A Canaanite woman asks Jesus to heal her daughter.
This week’s gospel provides an illustration of Jesus’ response to those in need. Jesus has travelled to the area of Tyre and Sidon – part of modern-day Lebanon. He was physically removing himself from the place of his very active ministry and taking a break. When the Canaanite woman approaches Jesus and his disciples, she is an interruption, a nuisance. Jesus is very abrupt with her. He tells her simply that his ministry is to the house of Israel – the Jews – and is not for her. But the woman is persistent and again asks Jesus to help her.
The woman’s persistence and faith pay off. Jesus is moved by her faith and through that faith heals the woman’s daughter. Despite his initial reluctance, Jesus responds with compassion to the woman’s request. It is as though she needed to demonstrate that she was really serious and that she did in fact believe that Jesus could make a difference in her life and the life of her daughter. This is an important story in Matthew’s gospel. This gospel story reveals that the ministry of Jesus and the reign of God is open to anyone who believes. (Excerpts taken from Greg Sunter Reflection).
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful weekend.
Tournament of Minds
Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a problem-solving program for multi-aged teams of students who work together to solve a demanding, open-ended Long-Term Challenge. The team has 5-6 weeks to formulate a solution to the challenge and create a five minute video to present their solution to a panel of judges for the Tournament Judging week. Teams have been selected by staff based on academic results and commitment to inquiry tasks. Trinity has nominated two teams this year with a potential for more teams next year.
This year’s challenge is:
People often come across unusual things in unusual places. Something extraordinary has been found . . . in an unexpected place by an out of the ordinary group. People are asking many questions, there are so many questions but so few answers. Your team embarks on a journey to find the answers.
Explain how and where your team found the amazing discovery. Outline the journey your team then takes to seek answers to the questions people are asking.
- What is the amazing discovery?
- Where is it from?
- Who created it and why?
- What was its purpose?
- What is the significance and possible consequences of the find?
Your team must explain how this discovery sheds light on the past AND holds the key to the future.
This week the Year 4 students were investigating 2D shapes and 3D objects. They began the week by identifying, sorting and discussing features that made each shape and object unique. As the week progressed, students were given manipulatives to use when providing reasons and finding more features. Students enjoyed sharing their ideas with their peers and questioning each other’s ideas if they weren’t quite convinced… Mr Niddrie was not even spared being questioned about EVERYTHING this week!
Year 4 were also experimenting forces and how they effect other objects. This week we got the good old Tug-Of-War rope out and put friction and tension to the test! The students enjoyed seeing (and feeling) the forces in action! Thank you 5/6 for coming out and helping us with the physical part of the lesson (Year 4 ended up with the win!!). Many of the students could tell me the friction between them and the ground was extremely strong… hence a mark or two on their school clothes (which Mr Niddrie said he would take the blame for)!
Year 5/6 had a very enjoyable session with Kinder/Year 1 this morning where they participated in an artwork activity to commemorate Mary for her Assumption Feast Day tomorrow. The students love their buddy sessions, its a great way for the 'little ones' to interact with older children!
This week in Maths Year 5/6 have been investigating VOLUME. Some of the activities included;
- Making a cubic metre.
- estimating and measuring volumes in containers
- distinguishing the difference between volume and capacity
- building models with a volume
- solving volume problems using the formula V = L x w x h
Trinity Athletics Carnival Postponed to a LATER DATE
Trinity Sports Calendar
Trinity Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 16th September (Week 9 – Term 3)
Trinity Sports Co-ordinator
Kinder/Year 1: Fletcher Betts & Dakota Medley
Year 2/3: Raph Summerfield
Year 4: Claudia Loydell
Year 5/6: Amelia Loydell & Jaslyn Killick
Kinder/Year 1: Violet Tindall, Toby Stevenson, Keeva Mottley, Fletcher Betts, Jack Gadd, Marlie Oakley, Harry Edwards, Dakota Medley
Year 5/6: Poppy Lucas, Tilly Bowman, Talia McKay, 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, 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!