Welcome back- We would like to welcome all our families back to school for Term 4. We hope you were able to enjoy a break and time with your family during the spring holidays. We look forward to a productive and settled term for the end of what can only be labelled as a very interesting year! As some of you may be aware Mrs Gorham is on Long Service Leave for the first two weeks of this term and we wish her all the best whilst she is away visiting family.
Inspiration Day with James Nottingham- On Tuesday, staff were fortunate to spend the day completing professional learning with Education Specialist James Nottingham. We did this via ZOOM as James is from England. The day consisted of our staff revisiting and learning about the effects of quality dialogue, questioning and feedback to enhance student engagement and learning in the primary education setting. Research has shown that James’ ideas around the Learning Pit and Challenging Learning lead to:
- Increased staff engagement and satisfaction;
- Improved student motivation, resilience and curiosity;
- The development of a shared language for learning within and between different organisations;
- Better use of feedback, questioning and dialogue to enhance student learning;
- A healthier attitude towards challenge, progress and achievement.
COVID Update: During the break COVID-19 restrictions were eased slightly to allow certain events to go ahead. I will do a quick breakdown of the restrictions we still have in place so that parents are aware and can follow and adhere to these accordingly. We would like to thank all our parents for the support you have shown our school throughout this year. It really has been one for the record books!
STILL THE SAME AS LAST TERM:
- No parents or carers on site unless the meeting is considered essential and should be by exception. This includes sporting events, assemblies, and any other school events.
- If students, teachers or family members present with flu like symptoms they MUST NOT attend school and will be sent home to be tested for COVID-19 if they are present at school. The student/family member/teacher must self isolate until a negative result has been returned. This negative result must be presented to the school to be kept on file. Any child or teacher that does not produce a negative result will not be allowed back on the school grounds until this is sighted.
CHANGES THIS TERM:
- Year 5/6 camp will go ahead and there will be more information coming home about this shortly. The camp is scheduled for Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 November.
- Sporting events (NRL Gala days, swimming) can go ahead without parent spectators. We will be participating in the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 gala days and more information will be coming home about this shortly.
- Kinder Orientation will commence from the 1st November. Families will receive more information early next week. Parents are ONLY permitted on school grounds for a combined 10 minutes to drop off and pick up their child. This can only go ahead if parents and children remain free of COVID-19 like symptoms.
- Information sessions and school tours for parents continue to be run virtually.
- Any school assemblies are to be limited to 15 minutes maximum. We will continue to do these virtually and in class-based groupings.
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.
Book Week and Book Fair: Thank you to those parents who have already supported our Book Fair. Mrs Doolan and Mrs Parker were busy setting it up this week and I want to thank them for their efforts!
Next week is also Book Week and Mrs Doolan has already sent home information about this. Wednesday will be our Parade day; this will be live streamed on our Facebook page from 1pm and will be recorded on our YouTube channel as well. We look forward to seeing all the wonderful costumes from our students on the day.
A reminder that unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to have any parents attending these events.
God Bless and have a healthy and happy weekend,
Yr 5/6 Camp
We are very excited to announce that a camp for Year 5/6 will go ahead this term. Due to the current developments in Sydney and Covid restrictions, camp this year will be at the Cooba Recreation and Education Centre (Berridale) from Wednesday 11th November - Friday 13th November. Notes will be sent home early next week with extended information and details for parents.
Eggs for Sale
Our new Trinity residents have been laying like crazy over the holidays and we now have eggs to sell. A dozen eggs is $5.00 - these arn't just any old eggs, they are lovingly cared for and nurtured by our students. Let us know if you'd like some!
Welcome back to Term 4. I trust everybody has had an enjoyable time over the holiday period and were able to spend some quality time as a family. This term once again proves to be very busy yet very exciting in all aspects. We look forward to working together as a school and parish community for yet another successful term.
Prayer for the Start of Term
Lord, as we prepare for the coming of a new term make us ready, attentive and available to hear you.
Thank You for the gift of being able to rise each day with the assurance that You walk through it with us.
Thank You for the gifts of creativity and uniqueness, and the energy to put them to good use.
May all that we are today, all that we try to do today, may all our encounters, reflections, even the frustrations and failings all be placed in your hands.
May the work we do and the way we do it, bring new hope, new life, and courage to all we come in contact with this term.
We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen
October – The Month of The Rosary
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary was celebrated on October 7. October falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical colour green. This symbol of hope is the colour of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. October includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7). The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, to pray the Rosary.
The Rosary draws its mysteries from the New Testament and is centered on the great events of the Incarnation and Redemption with each decade referring to an event in the life of Jesus and Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary give us “thumbnails” of the life of Christ and his Mother.
- The Joyful Mysteries are taken mostly from Saint Luke’s Gospel in the New Testament. They involve the joyful events of Jesus’ childhood.
- The Luminous Mysteries bring a deeper understanding to the public life of Jesus. They fill in the blanks between the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross.
- The Sorrowful Mysteries remind us of how much Jesus loves us. They recall how He suffered and died just for us.
- The Glorious Mysteries tell us what happened after Jesus died-His Resurrection, the descent of the Holy Spirit and the love Jesus had for his Mother, Mary.
World Mission Sunday – 18 October
World Mission Sunday is celebrated in every Catholic community in the world. It is a moment of grace to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression.
In Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday, he says:
“The Church continues the mission of Jesus and sends us everywhere so that, through our witness and the proclamation of the Gospel, God may continue to manifest his love and transform hearts, societies and cultures.”
In this year of uncertainty and fear caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, climate crisis and conflict around the world, it is more important than ever to be a light in the darkness.
The celebration of World Mission Day is an occasion for reaffirming how prayer, reflection and the material help of your offerings provide so many opportunities to participate actively in the mission of Jesus in his Church.
2020 Marian Procession
This week-long series of online prayer opportunities (starting this Sunday) is a great opportunity for school families to be exposed to the variety of multicultural expressions of the Catholic faith present in our local community.
Due to COVID restrictions, the 2020 Marian Procession will take place online. Led by our ethnic communities, the event is an opportunity to pray the Rosary together as a community.
We encourage participants to gather online in hubs with members of their families, local parishes, friends, or just individually to pray the Rosary during the week leading up to the celebration of the live-streamed Multicultural Mass Sunday 25 October.
Find out more information and register for notifications at
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
Take care and God bless,
NRL Gala Days
This term the NRL Development team will conduct Gala days for Boys Tackle and Girls League Tag. Year 5/6 Gala day will be held in Young on Wednesday 4th November, Year 3/4 Gala day will be held on Wednesday 18th November. These days will be held with strict Covid-19 restrictions. Further information and permission notes will be sent home with children from Years 3-6 on Monday.
Hey kids, it's Buddy here! The Spring weather is beautiful at present for the outdoors, so it is time to review and remind ourselves of road safety procedures.
Remember, when you are out and about to always keep a look out!
Click on the links below to view our helpful road safety tips. Share with your friends and together be road safe!
- Bus Travel
- Walking in Carparks
- Pedestrian Crossings
- Crossing the Road
- Railway Crossings
- Riding your Bike
- Playing at Home
- Mobile Phones & Music Players
Remember to look, listen, and to stay safe!
Trinity Sports Calendar
Year 5/6 NRL Gala Day
Wednesday 4th November in Young
Year 3/4 NRL Gala Day
Wednesday 18th November in Young
Thank you for your continued support of sport at Trinity
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.
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||