Congratulations to Jack Niddrie and Kaitlin Hudson who will be married this Saturday. We are very excited for the beautiful couple and we wish them all the very best for a beautiful day on Saturday and for many happy married years ahead. The Year 4 children enjoyed special pre-wedding activities for Jack on Wednesday followed by a special lunch with the staff.
This morning we hosted a very successful ‘Donuts for Dad Father’s Day’ breakfast. Every child took home some donuts for their dad’s even though they may not have been able to do the drop off at school this morning. We thank our beautiful fathers and grandfathers for all they do for our students and all the staff at Trinity would like to join with the children and wish you all a very happy and relaxing Father’s Day and hope you enjoy the day being spoilt by your children and grandchildren. A special thank you to Mrs Cooper and Mrs Birks for organising the breakfast. This was followed by our Kinder to 3 students presenting a liturgy for Father’s Day followed by an assembly showcasing the fantastic learning that is happening in the K-3 classrooms. It is unfortunate that we are unable to have parents at our liturgies or assemblies due to COVID19 restrictions, but all families can access the liturgy and assembly on our YouTube channel. We thank the K-3 students and their teachers-Ms O’Brien, Mrs Lucas, Ms Corcoran and Mrs Birks for their assistance preparing the assembly.
Today we participated in our first Mini Vinnies fundraiser. The children organised a house spirit crazy relay challenge as well as the guess the dots on the footy jumper competition. The children wore their favourite footy colours to school and had such an enjoyable time participating in the relay and the guessing competition. We thank Ms Wade and Year 6 for their organisation and all funds raised will go towards raising funds for research for Kids with Cancer.
Next Friday Trinity will be participating in National Walk Safely to School Day. Any children who wish to walk to school are to meet Mr Niddrie, Ms O’Brien and Ms Wade from 8:30am to 8:45am at Coddington Park. National Walk Safely to School Day, is celebrating its 21st anniversary. It encourages primary school aged children to build walking into their daily routine, by walking to and from school, not just on this day, but every day. The national initiative also promotes improved diets, environmental action, better use of public transport with reduced car-dependency and the vitally important road safety message: “Until they are 10, children must always hold the hand of an adult when crossing the road”. It also encourages parents and carers to walk more, reducing dangerous traffic congestion around schools, while minimising the risk of Australian children developing heart disease and diabetes.
Top 5 tips for parents to get their kids walking to school:
- Walk some of the way or if you can, walk all the way to school
- Get off the bus, train, or tram a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way
- Leave the car at least 1km away from school and walk the rest of the way
- Set your alarm 30 minutes earlier to fit in a walk to school
- If you can’t walk in the morning, walk home after school
Sabbath Week: We hope you have had a relaxing Sabbath Week this week, enjoying the homework free week and spending quality time with your children.
First day back for Term 4: Students will return to school for Term 4 on Wednesday 14 October. The Monday and Tuesday of that week are pupil free days.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a very special day for all our dad’s and grandfathers.
God Bless and keep well,
This morning Jilly Parker & Mr Niddrie drew the wood raffle and winner is... Julie Doolan!! Congratulations Mrs Doolan!!
A very special thank you to all our Trinity families for selling the wood raffle tickets and supporting this wonderful fundraising initiative. We’d like to thank the amazing group of grandparents and parishioners who generously volunteered to sell tickets outside Cooper’s Butchery and IGA for the past two weeks and some of our students who sold tickets at the rugby game last Saturday. A special thank you to Julie Doolan for organising the street selling roster and Sam Lenehan and Charlie Lucas for organising the wood. Please return all monies raised for the wood raffle and any chocolates that are unsold, to the front office as soon as possible.
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. We welcome recipes from past students, grandparents, past & present teachers, Trinity community members etc.
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.We are aiming for the cookbook to be ready before the end of the year just in time for Christmas. Please email your recipes by Friday 18 September 2020.
Congratulations to Mr Niddrie
Congratulations to Mr Niddrie, who is gettig married to his fiance, Kaitlin this weekend! We had a fun day of celebrating Mr Niddries 'Buck's Day' on Wednesday where we dressed Mr Niddrie up in a very colourful outfit. His Yr 4 students were 'Team Groom', who helped him with a treasure hunt around the school - each clue containing a Lollypop ring!
Wishing you both all the best on your Wedding.
Updated COVID-19 advice
As advised by NSW Health and CE, students with flu-like symptoms must not attend school or they will be sent home. Students with even mild flu-like symptoms must be tested and can only return to school upon a receipt of a negative test result that must be provided to the school. Where COVID-19 testing has occurred due to flu-like symptoms, and not due to close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, the person being tested must self-isolate until they receive a negative result. Should the result be positive, they are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Family members are not required to self-isolate until the test result is received, although we encourage them to do so. The school must sight a negative test result before students return to school. Students must be symptom-free before returning to school. We sincerely thank our parents who have been very vigilant having their children and family members tested when unwell. Whilst it can be challenging organising this, it certainly pays to keep everyone well in our community.
Mini Vinnies – Footy Colours Day and House Challenge
Today our Mini Vinnies representatives from Year 5/6 led a mini fund-raiser to coincide with Footy Colours Day. This fundraiser is a national fundraising campaign that helps kids with cancer. Footy Colours Day is a fun and easy way to bring our school community together while teaching our students the importance of helping others by raising much needed funds for this foundation. The whole school enjoyed a great day of fun with their ‘Wacky Welays’ House Challenge and guessing the dots on the footy jumper competition.
Blessing Prayer for Fathers
Lord God, who is Father of all,
send your blessing down on these men who are fathers.
For those who in the night worry for their child,
grant them your comfort.
For those who in the day work and struggle to provide for their child,
send them your strength.
For those who mourn a child,
hold them in your love.
For those who play, laugh, sing and dance with their child,
you share in their joy.
Lord God, who is Father of all,
walk with these fathers, in the light times and the dark.
Bless them, and may they each be a living symbol of your fatherly love:
a symbol to their children and all who they encounter.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.
Readings this Weekend – Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time A
GOSPEL: Matthew 18:15-20
Find ways to win others over; prayer shall be answered.
Living the Gospel
Jesus teaches us that those who do not love their neighbour as they should are to be treated with dignity and respect and offered every opportunity to seek forgiveness.
The challenge and hallmark of the Christian life is the way in which we live out God’s love and forgiveness. The love and forgiveness of God does not mean that ‘anything goes’. It is a love that calls for constant conversion. We can witness to it only to the degree that we have experienced it, from God, from others, and in the way we love and forgive ourselves.
It can sometimes be very difficult when we feel that someone has hurt us to go and speak to them about how we are feeling. It is so much easier to revel in our hurt or seek payback. We feel that we might ruin a friendship. But a hurt that goes unaddressed will continue and will probably be repeated. This week’s gospel reminds us of the need to challenge others when they hurt us but it also reminds us that when we have hurt others we need to be challenged about it and called to account for our actions.
(Excerpts taken from Richard Leonard Reflections).
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful weekend.
Open House Assembly
What a fantastic virtual Open House Assembly Kinder/Yr1 and Yr 2/3 put on today. K-3 explored the Ruby Princess, first stop was the Library where we heard some sizzling blurbs from published stories, then we entered the circus - wow, what amazing juggling skills K/1 have! The entertainment area was a popular spot with lots of experiments and push & pull toys. There was a stop at the museum, where we learnt a lot about history and looked at monuments in the Harden/Murrumburrah area. Last stop was a concert where we listened to 'We will rock you!'.
Please click on the link below to view the assembly:
House Challenge Day
We had our second House Spirit Day today, which the students absolutely loved! The children came dressed in either their very bright house colours or footy jerseys- they looked fabulous. The morning was spent undertaking lots of activities, including dress-up games, relays etc, where they got to win points towards the house shield for 2020. Blue house took out the challenge, Gold came second and Red weren't too far behind. Click here to view the students in action:
We also had a guessing competition of how many dots on the footy jumper - Congratulations to Archie Quinn who came first, Raph Summerfield in second place and Fletcher Betts in third place.
We raised $100 for the day that goes towards Kids with Cancer - Well Done Trinity!
Footy Colours Day
Today Trinity enjoyed a great day of fun for Footy Colours Day whilst raising funds for Kids Cancer. The whole school participated in a ‘Wacky Welays’ House Challenge which was loads of fun and laughter. We thank the Year 5/6 Leaders for organising this fabulous day.
Walk to School Day
Now in its 21st year, National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.
Walk Safely to School Day is on Friday 11 September 2020
The objectives of WSTSD are:
- To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.
- To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
- To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.
- To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.
- To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults.
- To promote the use of Public Transport.
- To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.
- To reduce the level of traffic congestion
Trinity Sports Calendar
Trinity Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 16th September (Week 9 – Term 3)
Trinity Sports Co-ordinator.
Go WILD at Trinity’s BOOK FAIR
Thursday 15th to Thursday 22nd October 2020
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here is what you can do to help your children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
- Set the example, let children see you read.
- Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
- Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.
Our Book Week Scholastic Book Fair is a fun reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It is a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.
Students will be given time at school to visit the Book Fair, explore the books on offer and devise a WISH LIST to take home to parents. Payment can be made online (see flyer and wish list attached) or by cash sent into school with students in a clearly marked envelope. Unfortunately, due to Covid Restrictions, parents are unable to visit the Book Fair this year.
It is important that each child’s WISH LIST with receipt number (if purchasing online) be returned to school before books can be sent home.
We look forward to a successful Book Fair, with all purchases benefiting our school.
Kinder/Year 1: Dakota Medley & Marlie Oakley
Year 2/3: Tilly Jackson & Spencer Betts
Year 4: Ryan Sumich
Year 5/6: Angus Oldfield & Poppy Lucas
Inspirational Learners Awards
Aidan Summerfield, Jaslyn Killick, Poppy Lucas, Melanie Beal, Claudia Loydell, Raph Summerfield, Spencer Betts, Talia McKay, Emerson Mann-Rea, Ivy Corkhill & Harry Edwards
Kinder/Year 1: Lana Sumich
Year 4: Thomas Edwards
Year 5/6: Archie Quinn, Jemima Mergard, Tylerr Leitner, Talia McKay
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||