It never ceases to amaze me that as a small school that we relentlessly continue to provide opportunities for our children that are of high quality and are so jam packed with fun and involvement for all. When you look at the endless list of events that we have covered this term despite the restrictions in place around COVID19, we have certainly covered all aspects of the curriculum. This certainly resonates with the Trinity School mission which is to provide an all-inclusive approach which assists its students to develop spiritually, academically, physically, culturally and emotionally in an environment formed by Gospel values and the authentic teachings of the Church. Well done to the Trinity staff who go above and beyond to ensure that your children thrive and learn in a supportive environment where every child is given an opportunity to shine and develop their gifts and talents.
The cut-off to send your recipes in is TODAY (but we'll let you send them in over the weekend)!! Please email your favourite recipes ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org - 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!
What beautiful weather we were blessed with on Wednesday for our athletics carnival. All the students competed with great enthusiasm in the events and gave it their all. A special thank you to Donna Wade for her impeccable organisation and to the Trinity staff who assisted on the day. The Year 6 students lead their houses with fervour and passion, and they motivated and encouraged their houses all day.
Congratulations to the children who participated in the Tournament of Minds. Trinity entered two teams, a 'boys team' of Chaz Cooper, Angus Oldfield, Tom Bassingthwaighte, Billy Corkhill, Dara Olotu, Ryan Sumich and Hamish Clark, which their presentation was a lead discipline of STEM. The 'girls team' of Poppy Lucas, Amelia Loydell, Bea Lucas, Phoebe Bassingthwaighte, Somer Oldfield and Stevie-Rain Ford focused their presentation on the discipline of creative arts. We were all entertained with your high-quality presentations and the manner which you employed your problem solving, creativity and technological skills. A huge congratulations to the girls team who took out honours for their presentation on the Tassie Tiger. Please click on the following link to view their presentations:
Boy's team: https://youtu.be/BsG0btND8IY
Girl's team: https://youtu.be/rC7ixW1UdZM
A very special thank you to Penny Lucas for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students who competed with many other schools.
The Community Council met this week. A major topic of discussion was maintenance of the school. We are extremely grateful to CE who have done substantial repair work to the school roof, replacing cracked roof tiles and down pipes. Dave Menz does an amazing job on our school grounds with a substantial amount of mowing to be done. Recently we had to replace our ride-on mower to assist this. Fortunately your wonderful efforts to support fundraising assisted with this.
As of today, Leanne Davis and Rebecca Cooper will be on long service leave until next term and we wish them all the very best as they enjoy their hard-earned break. I will be absent for the first two weeks of term 4, also on long service leave, catching up with my daughter and her family in Darwin whilst also having a break.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
God Bless and keep well,
Around the Classes in RE
The children are doing some amazing work in Religion lessons in their classrooms. This week I would like to share some of the wonderful work children have undertaken in each class this term.
In K/1 the children have been looking at the Church in religion. After listening and discussing a story from the bible, they created images of sheep to symbolise God is our Shepherd and we are his sheep.
In Year 4 the children have been learning about the Trinity. Their understandings have involved looking at how the Trinity is symbolised and connected to our Faith. The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is considered to be one of the central Christian affirmations about God.
In Year 5/6 the children have been learning about the many ways in which faith is lived out by believers, past and present, to shape a socially just world. They have also been investigating the concept of ‘just leadership’ in the light of Catholic social teaching and Jesus ‘New Law.
Readings this Weekend - Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time A
GOSPEL: Matthew 20:1-16
Parable of the workers in the vineyard.
Living the Gospel
The parable of the workers in the vineyard is about several workers who are hired by a man who owns a vineyard, over different periods of time. At the end of the day the people who are hired first expect to be paid more than those hired later. But, the man pays all of the workers equally.
This parable is significant because it is a representation of the fact that you can become a good person at any point in your life and you will receive equal treatment in heaven as someone who has turned their life around very recently. The workers, who were picked up earlier and were saved from unemployment, represent those who have been good for their entire life. Those picked up later; represent the ones who have turned it around later in life. No matter, who you are as long as you die as a good person who did good deeds than you will be accepted into the kingdom of heaven and be given equal treatment.
As a recurring theme in the parables, we are taught through this story that God cares that we are a good person when we die as opposed to throughout our entire life. God appreciates when we admit that we’ve made mistakes and as soon as we do that, he will accept us in heaven. When someone decides to change their ways, which is enough for God as he is a forgiving person.
This story, then, is a wonderful commentary on how generous God is. What we see in ourselves and others is only a glimpse of what God is like. God is so much more: more loving; more forgiving; more compassionate; and more just.
And because God is so much greater than anything we could ask or imagine, we are constantly surprised at how he turns our expectations, our fears and predictions upside down. We constantly look for God in the big and spectacular and he comes to us poor, naked, sick, in prison and hungry. God speaks through the most surprising people at the most surprising times.
This parable is not exactly about an effective workplace or school policy. It’s really about the way God forgives. If we have a small sin, we are forgiven. If we have a really huge sin, we are forgiven just as much.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful weekend.
Trinity Athletics Carnival
GOLD GLORY!! Gold House Makes a Clean Sweep in 2020
Students and staff gathered at Trinity on Wednesday for our annual athletics carnival. This year has been different in so many ways with several events throughout the year postponed or cancelled due to the restrictions imposed on schools. It was fantastic to be able to gather together to carry through with our athletics this year. The school grounds looked amazing for our carnival with special thanks going to Dave Menz for mowing the fields and to Charlie Lucas for marking the field for the day. We thank Charlie for his continued support.
All day the students participated with enthusiasm and great team spirit in each of their events. The day started with team marching and chants. The children marched superbly in front of guest judge, Jill Parker, who was more than impressed with the quality of marching, making her task difficult but she managed to fine tune a result with RED House declared the winning ‘March Past’ team, followed by BLUE House and GOLD House awarded third place. Mrs Parker then had the tough task of judging the first chant for the day. Again, teams delivered with enthusiasm and ‘gusto’ with GOLD House taking the points, followed by BLUE House and RED House a close third. Mrs Parker also helped Mrs Davis in the recording tent for the day. We thank Mrs Parker for her continued support to our school and, in particular, our carnivals.
Congratulations to the GOLD House proudly taking ownership of the winning house trophy after a day of friendly competition and fun participation. RED House finished second to a very close third BLUE house. A special thank you to the House Captains and Ministers Tilly Bowman and Tasmin Sommer, Chaz cooper and Amelia Loydell, Tylerr Leitner and Poppy Lucas and our wonderful Year 5 students for preparing the entertaining chants and for their amazing leadership. WELL DONE to all our students for your extraordinary marching, cheering and sportsmanship over the day. It is fitting to note, that GOLD HOUSE have made a ‘clean sweep’ of all our carnivals in 2020, winning the Swimming Carnival, Trinity Cross Country and now the Athletics. Well done GOLD!
Unbelievable Media Footage
Special mention to Mrs Cooper for her amazing filming of the day and to Mr Stevenson for his generous loan of a golf buggy for this to happen. Mrs Cooper was allocated the task of getting as much footage of the carnival to our parents, grandparents and wider community as possible. I don’t think a second of the carnival was missed. Well done Mrs Cooper. If any parents have missed seeing these wonderful videos, please visit our Trinity Facebook page to view them.
A very special thanks goes to Jacksons Bakery for donating the bread for our BBQ lunch - this is very much appreciated! We would like to thank Mrs Bassingthwaighte for cooking the BBQ for the school and baking a huge cake to share with all the children on the day. Another special thank you to Shannon Kerrison who celebrated his birthday on carnival day and thoughtfully brought in a cupcake for each student in the school. What wonderful parents, staff and children we have here at Trinity.
And of course, there were the fantastic efforts put in by ALL our students. What an exceptional group of students we have at Trinity! Every child was willing to participate and offer their peers support and encouragement. We witnessed some great achievements both on the track and field, including a Trinity athletics record broken by Dara Olotu who ran 15:57 in the 9 Year Boys 100m, breaking the 2008 record of 16:66 held by Rory Bolger. Well done Dara. Every child is to be congratulated for their outstanding efforts throughout the day in every aspect of the carnival.
Congratulations to our Athletics Champions for 2020
Junior Girl Champion: Somer Oldfield
Junior Girl Runner Up: Beatrice Lucas
Junior Boy Champion: Dara Olotu
Junior Boy Runner Up: Charlie Jackson
Intermediate Girl Champion: Talia McKay
Intermediate Girl Runner Up: Jemima Mergard
Intermediate Boy Champion: Riley Jackson
Intermediate Boy Runner Up: Angus Oldfield
Senior Girl Champions: Tasmin Sommer and Tylerr Leitner (Joint Winners)
Senior Girl Runner Up: Tilla Bowman
Senior Boy Champion: Chaz Cooper
Well done to our Encouragement Awards Winners! Infants: Toby Stevenson
Primary: Spencer Betts
Once again thanks to all teachers and students for your support and for assisting to make our carnival a fun day
Congratulations to the Mighty Gold – Roberts House
The staff and students of Trinity would like to extend a huge CONGRATULATIONS to the Harden Red Devils on their fabulous Premiership win in the Central West Rugby Union Football last weekend against Young Yabbies. What a fantastic result in what has been an interesting season of football. We are all very proud of your dedication, commitment and success. A special congratulations to our Trinity Dad players Jarrod Medley & Josh Mann-Rea!
Trinity supporting the Brumbies
This weekend the Brumbies take on the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby AU Grand Final in Canberra. Trinity has put togther a short video to show their support to the Brumbies. This will be shown on the big screen during the game and on social media in the lead up to the game. GO BRUMBIES!
Thank you for your continued support of sport at Trinity
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.
Yr 2/3 have been modelling, comparing and representing fractions in Maths. They have explored fractions as length, area and sets/collections. Both iterating and partitioning various fractions. This week they solved problems about brownies that involved halves, quarters, thirds and sixths, using mixed numerals and equivalence. Feedback showed that 100% of the class were in the Learning Pit at some stage during these lessons and it is lovely to see how much they enjoy ‘wobble tasks’ and getting out of the pit.
We are loving our ‘Warmup’ tasks in Maths each week in Year 5/6. We try to create a new challenge every time we develop our understanding of a warmup and we are expected to share our reasonings for our answers. Our Warmup Maths tasks include developing skills in all aspects of Maths but this week we have worked on Multiplication, Division and Decimals.
This week our new challenge has been ‘ONE NUMBER – FOUR DICE’ warmup.
- Teacher selects a target number
- Four dice are rolled
- Students need to try and make the target number using the numbers on the four dice and any operation
- For example, if the dice numbers were, 6, 2, 3 and 4, and the target was 24, a solution could be, 6 x 2 + 3 x 4 = 24
Kinder/Year 1: Digby Clark & Violet Tindall
Year 2/3: Ruby Lucas & Shannon Kerrison
Year 4: Thomas Edwards & Aidan Summerfield
Year 5/6: Jemima Mergard & Tassie Sommer
Kinder/Year 1: Timothy Olotu, Digby Clark, Violet Tindall
Year 2/3: Shannon Kerrison, Hamish Summerfield, Spencer Betts
Year 4: Claudia Loydell, Melanie Beal, Billy Corkhill, Michael Oakley, Bella Betts, Ryan Sumich, Charlie Jackson
Year 5/6: Chaz Cooper, Poppy Lucas, Tasmin Sommer, Tilla Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte, Riley Jackson, Amelia Loydell, Jemima Mergard, Jaslyn Killick, Archie Quinn, Angus Oldfield, Tylerr Leitner
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!