Book Week and Book Fair: I am sure most of our families would’ve seen the absolutely marvellous book parade and book week activities that were held at Trinity on Wednesday 21/10. A huge thank you to Mrs Doolan for all her hard work in getting such a fabulous day organised for all of us to participate in. The book fair is in its final days and there are still lots of fantastic books up for sale. Please do not hesitate to contact the front office for assistance in purchasing a book.
Learning Journeys for Term 4: These will be held virtually this year. We are looking at working from two different platforms for the Learning Journeys to occur. K-3 will be using the SeeSaw platform and Yr 4-6 will use ZOOM. More information will come home early next week about this.
Staff Professional Development: This week Mr Niddrie, Mrs Lucas and Miss O’Brien have participated in a Numeracy PD with Mrs Leonie Anstey from Elevated Learning. The staff have come away with lots of new activities and strategies to assist students with the learning of mathematics and I want to thank them for their efforts and excitement for continuing the amazing learning that happens here at Trinity each and every day.
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 11th - Friday 13th 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 NRL gala days and more information will be coming home about this shortly.
- Kinder Orientation will be allowed to commence from the 1st November. Our first Orientation date will be Wednesday 4th November. 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. We will be sending out a copy of our COVID Safe Plan to our new families and it will be on display in the front office.
- Information sessions and school tours for parents will 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.
God Bless and have a healthy and happy weekend,
Celebrating Mary’s Canonisation
Last Saturday was the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop. Mary was canonised on October 17, 2010 at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome. Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Mary’s sainthood during a Canonisation Mass, in the presence of many thousands of people and streamed live around the world.
To celebrate the 10th canonisation anniversary, a commemorative prayer booklet has been created to inspire all to “take fresh courage” as Mary did so often throughout her life.
These prayers focus on ten significant moments in Saint Mary’s life, sharing details of her personal journey, highlighting her values and spirit, and offering prayers and blessings for our modern world. This prayer booklet also includes instructions and script for Courage Hour.
The free booklet is available to view, use and download below:
Catholic Mission Month
Catholic Mission is the international mission agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. Compelled by the message, life and love of Jesus Christ, Catholic Mission forms Australians for mission and raises funds for mission—in Australia and around the world. Catholic Mission supports children, communities and Church leaders around the world, including remote Australia. Grassroots needs are identified by local Catholics to give all people the opportunity for a full, enriched life–physically and spiritually–regardless of race, religion, gender or stigma.
Locally and globally, we answer the call to love God and love our neighbour by serving people in need. We engage in mission when we proclaim our faith through our words, actions and lives.
“Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” John 13:34.
We share in God’s mission to reach out, and give life by sharing our personal and financial resources to:
- proclaim the Gospel;
- serve people in need;
- act for peace, justice and creation; in partnership with local churches so that all may have life in Christ.
“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10
ocktober – Mini Vinnies Initiative
In a challenging year, schools and students all over Australia have jumped on board to sock it to poverty and kick goals for kids in need around the world.
Socktober is an opportunity for our children to engage with people experiencing challenges in the developing world through the language they understand best – play! This Socktober, our Mini Vinnies team invite the Trinity student body to be challenged to make a difference through playing the world game of soccer.
A Word from the Mini Vinnies Team……
We are invited to engage with mission in a holistic way within the head, heart, hands model: encouraging a learning mind, an open heart, and hands for action. Children experience how their brothers and sisters around the world play the game of soccer, learn about life in Cambodia and other developing countries, and take concrete action with the support of their teachers, family and friends.
Socktober provides our school with the opportunity to lead in mission by sharing in activities to learn about and provide support for those experiencing poverty in their life.
Next Thursday, 29th October, our Mini Vinnies team will conduct a Socktober Mission Day. This is an opportunity for Trinity to participate in activities including fun workshops, a penalty shootout game, and 360-degree virtual reality experiences. Socktober Mission Day adds depth to children’s experience of mission and an understanding of how daily life is similar and different in countries such as Cambodia. Students are invited to come to school wearing crazy socks, their favourite sport/team jersey, and donate a gold coin.
So, pull on your crazy socks,
pull out your favourite sport/team jersey,
and kick goals to 'Sock it to Poverty!
Prayer for Mission
Dear Lord, help me to continuously be aware of all people around me every single day. Where there are people, there are needs. Give me Your eyes to see some of those needs and the wisdom to know how to help as well. Help me to be your hands and feet as I serve others. And allow them to see Your light in my life as I do work in your name. Amen
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
Take care and God bless,
Miss Wade and Year 5 / 6 Mini Vinnies are in need of some resources for Socktober Mission Day next Thursday. We will be making ‘Sockballs’ and need the following materials to make them:
- Plastic bags
- Old (clean) socks
- Used bread bags or bubble wrap
- Old newspapers
- Any materials bits and pieces
Many thanks in advance.
Curious Creatures and Crazy Book Characters Go WILD at Trinity Book Week Celebrations!
Extremely enthusiastic Trinity students and staff fully launched themselves into 2020 Book Week celebrations this week. Some incredibly wild and curious creatures and favourite book characters totally captured our school on Wednesday with a fun filled day of Book Week activities.
Book Week has been a long time approaching this year but the wait was certainly worth it. The excitement on both the staff and students faces was delightful and we were able to share our celebrations with parents and families via live streaming.
Our library this term and last has been a jungle of many curious creatures and a place where Trinity has gone totally WILD about reading. Curious minds have been used to read and explore many of the 2020 Children’s Book Council Shortlisted books where characters, settings, complications, themes, illustrations, language features and so much more have been the focus of library lessons. Wonderful displays were created about each of the books hidden amongst the jungle of wild and curious creatures.
Trinity has so many wild and curious authors. Book Week Wednesday enabled published texts to be shared with peers over some milk and cookies after an action packed morning of literature activities. Students engaged themselves enthusiastically in author workshops with David Walliams and Tristan Bancks, scavenger hunts, origami bookmark creations, musical monsters and other wild activities. The students’ book character and curious creature skills and knowledge were put to the test in a whole school Book Week Trivia. Congratulations to the Mushy Monsters who were declared the overall winner in a very close contest.
The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the Annual Book Week Parade. Students and staff proudly displayed their amazing costumes to the beat of some very animated dancing which you can check out on Face Book! The Alpacas with Maracas will go down as one of the most comical staff skits ever to embrace Trinity!
Students used their super creative skills to colour in some curious creatures posters to promote our BOOK WEEK theme and the winners of the colouring in competitions are: K/1 Winner Marlie Oakley and Runner up Ayesiha Atallah, Year 2/3 Winner Somer Oldfield and Runner up Phoebe Bassingthwaighte, Year 4 Winner Bea Lucas and Runner up Emi Mann-Rea, Year 5/6 Winner Jemima Mergard and Runner up Talia McKay.
An enormous thank you to our amazing parents for your assistance with preparing the childrens’ costumes and for your fabulous support from home. We hope you enjoyed our book week celebrations via live stream and your amazing support of our BOOK Fair over the past week.
As Librarian, it is an absolute pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic staff of alpacas and school of book characters and curious creatures!
We look forward to an even bigger and better Book Week with you in 2021.
NRL Gala Days
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.
Year 5/6 have submitted a girls’ tag team and the boys will be combining with Sacred Heart Cootamundra to form a Year 5/6 tackle team.
The students will travel to Young as a group on the bus driven by Mrs Davis and will return to school in the afternoon ready for normal school day pick up or bus lines.
If any parents have further questions regarding the days, please contact me via email or the school office.
Further information will go home to parents of Year 3/4 closer to their Gala day date.
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.
Kinder/Year 1: Harry Edwards, Violet Tindall & Ivy Corkhill
Year 2/3: Tilly Jackson, Zoe Miller & Hamish Clark
Year 4: Melanie Beal, Aidan Summerfield & Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman, Riley Jackson & Angus Oldfield
Year 4: Claudia Loydell & Bea Lucas
Year 5/6: Chaz Cooper, Poppy Lucas & Tassie Sommer
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, Riley Jackson, 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
125 Nights reading
Year 4: Billy Corkhill
150 Nights Reading
Kinder/Year 1: Violet Tindall
175 Nights reading
Kinder/Year 1: Jack Gadd
|Monday 7 December||Swimming Session||Harden Pool||
|Tuesday 8 December||Presentation Night||Trinity||
|Wednesday 9 December||Community Council Meeting||Trinity||
|Thursday 10 December||Kinder, Yr 1, 2 & 3 Excursion||Young||
|Friday 11 December||Yr 6 Graduation||Trinity||
|Monday 14 December||Swimming Session||Harden Pool||
|Tuesday 15 December||Swimming Fun Day||Harden Pool||
|Wednesday 16 December||Last day of Term 4||Trinity||