As the term is quickly coming to an end it is timely to reflect on the magnificent achievements of our students this term as well as significant events. It has been a particularly busy term, but we have experienced many moments to celebrate student success both in and out of the classroom. These events are always celebrated with spadesful of Trinity enthusiasm and style! Just to list these events clearly exuberates the amazing staff who work tirelessly to enable all of these things to happen to ensure our school continues to be the vibrant learning community that it is. The many key events this term included, Grandparents Day liturgy, School Liturgies and Assemblies via Zoom, Father’s Day Breakfast, Parliament, Australia’s Biggest Child Safety day, RU OK Day, Walk to School Day, House Spirit days, Chess Club, Tournament of Minds and last week the Trinity Athletics Carnival. This Wednesday, we had members of the Brumbies visit and our grand finale for the term-our annual In-School Trinity Public Speaking Competition.
Did you see our amazing Brumbies chant on FaceBook? This chant was played during the game. All of our students participated in the chant with great enthusiasm, cheering the Brumbies on for the Grand Final last Saturday night. The Brumbies were astounded at their amazing singing and the volume for such a small school! What a great team effort for our Trinity students. Thank you to Ms Wade for organising the chant and Josh Mann-Rea for coming in on his lunch break to introduce the students on the video.
The Trinity Public Speaking Competition was conducted today. We witnessed our students from Years 3 to 6 participate in the competition and on Wednesday we held the speak-offs. The standard of the speeches was extremely high, with the judges being astounded at the student’s delivery of their speeches. Every year they just get better and better. A special thank you to our special guest judges, Mrs Rita O’Connor and Mr Geoff Orchison. The judges commented on the standard of the speeches and the wonderful hospitality they received while visiting. After the speeches, the students who participated joined the staff for a beautiful morning tea in the Library. A special thank you to Ms Wade for her wonderful organisation and the staff for preparing the children and providing the morning tea. Unfortunately, this year there are no Inter-schools, Western Regions or Arch-Diocesan Public Speaking Competitions due to Covid19.
On Monday October 19, we will be conducting our first Orientation day for Kinder 2021 from 9am - 12pm. The children will be required to bring a packed lunch and a water bottle. More information will be sent to Bunyip at the beginning of next term. If you know of anyone who is turning 5 by July 31, 2021 and who would like to attend Trinity, please invite them to come along and join in the fun!
Today we received notification from CE and the Department of Health that we are allowed to have school excursions and camps. We will plan the have a Year 5/6 camp in Term 4 and will look into a number of destination options including rural NSW. More information will go home to parents early next term.
We wish you all a happy and safe holiday. All staff return to Trinity on Monday, October 12. The first two days of term 4 are designated days for staff professional development. We look forward to seeing all students return on Wednesday, October 14. They will need to be in their summer uniform and wear their hats when going outside to play. Should your children require any uniform, Leanne Davis will be available.
God Bless, stay safe and have a lovely holiday,
After such a busy and unusual Term 3, I hope that you all have a relaxing, restful and safe holiday break with family and friends. Make good use of times to be together, look after each other and engage in family get togethers. Thank you for your understanding and support this term, particularly in the light of the current environment. I look forward to seeing you all in Term 4.
We thank you, Lord, for this term.
For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt.
Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.
Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith.
Help us to be practical people these holidays, to appreciate what others do for us, to give time and effort to help others.
To be peacemakers in our family.
Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun.
Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term.
We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents
And a community that cares for us.
May we always be conscious of you in our lives.
St Francis of Assisi Feast Day – 4th October
During the holidays we celebrate the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. It is with great excitement that the Franciscan communities announce that Pope Francis will sign his new encyclical in Assisi. Pope Francis is clearly inspired by Francis of Assisi who, in following Jesus, lived in mutual and loving service, expressed in a fulfilled and happy humanity. The encyclical is expected to echo many of the themes Francis has been discussing in his general audience talks on Catholic Social Teaching in light of the pandemic: human fraternity, the equal dignity of all people, the preferential option for the poor, the universal destination of goods and the obligation of solidarity. Care for the environment and the virtue of peacemaking also are expected to be part of the encyclical.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful holiday.
Take care and God bless,
The Trinity Public Speaking competition for Years 3-6 children was held on Wednesday. Mrs Doolan, Miss Fitzgerald and Mr Niddrie judged the Year 5 and 6 students and Miss Wade, Miss Corcoran and Miss O'Brien judged Years 3 and 4. The judges were extremely impressed with all the students speeches and are very proud of their efforts. It is a wonderful program that helps the students to develop confidence and build up their self-esteem.
Four finalists were picked from each year, they were:
Year 3: Stevie-Rain Ford, Hamish Clark, Shannon Kerrison and Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 4: Billy Corkhill, Ryan Sumich, Beatrice Lucas & Emerson Mann-Rea
Year 5: Tom Bassingthwaighte, Riley Jackson, Talia McKay & Archie Quinn
Year 5: Tilla Bowman, Amelia Loydell, Poppy Lucas & Tasmin Sommer
Yesterday the finalists delivered their speeches to two guest judges. Congratulations to our 2020 Champions and Runner-Ups:
Year 3 Champion - Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 3 Runner Up - Stevie-Rain Ford
Year 4 Champion - Emerson Mann-Rea
Year 4 Runner Up - Beatrice Lucas
Year 5 Champion - Talia McKay
Year 5 Runner Up - Riley Jackson
Year 6 Champion - Poppy Lucas
Year 6 Runner Up - Tilla Bowman
Brumbies visit to Trinity
We were very excited to have two very special guests visit Trinity yesterday! Brumbies' players Bayley Kuenzle and Will Miller brought their freshly earned trophy from last Saturday's Grand Final win against the Reds. There were lots of questions put to the players by the students and they all got to take home a signed poster.
Go the 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.
This week Year 5 / 6 finished their unit in Science with a craft lesson making their own models of the Solar System. This has been a fabulous unit of work and the students have gained so much knowledge and understanding of our Solar System. This has been well received with a great deal of inquiry learning happening as well.
House Spirit Day
What a fun day we had at Trinity today to wrap up Term 3. The students enjoyed playing games of Bingo, while earning valuable points for their houses. Lots of prizes were up for grabs & the winning house was GOLD!!
Please click on the link below to view today's Parliament:
Kinder/Year 1: Ivy Corkhill & Marlie Oakley
Year 2/3: Claire Corkhill & Hamish Summerfield
Year 4: Zoe Lenehan & Aidan Summerfield
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman & Riley Jackson
Kinder/Year 1: Harry Edwards
Year 2/3: Phoebe Bassingthwaighte & Shannon Kerrison
Year 4: Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Tassie Sommer & Jaslyn Killick
Tournament of the Mind
Congratulations to our girls team of Poppy Lucas, Amelia Loydell, Bea Lucas, Phoebe Bassingthwaighte, Somer Oldfield and Stevie-Rain Ford who took out honours for their presentation.
Congratulations to the boys team of Chaz Cooper, Angus Oldfield, Tom Bassingthwaighte, Billy Corkhill, Dara Olotu, Ryan Sumich and Hamish Clark, who did a brilliant job on their presentation, The Exotic Eagles.
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||