Yesterday, Dr. Phil Pettit from Catholic Education Canberra and Goulburn Head Office came out to lead the Trinity staff through data analysis of our school's results for 2020. Dr. Pettit was thoroughly impressed with the growth that was demonstrated across all year levels from the end of 2019 to the results we have received from the diagnostic testing that has been completed in the past 2 weeks. Staff was given the opportunity to break open the data results and focus on the growth points for 2020 as well as where to next for 2021. We thank Dr. Phil Pettit for analysing our data with us and I must congratulate our staff on the fantastic work they do each and every day to assist our students to be the best they can and to become lifelong learners.
Yesterday we conducted our first 2021 Kinder Orientation day. It was lovely to welcome these preschool children to Trinity, get an insight into 'big' school and meet our wonderful teachers and students. There are two remaining orientations days left, next Thursday November 12 from 9:10am to 12pm and November 20 from 9:10am to 3:10pm.
Trinity had their own take on Melbourne Cup day this year by holding Alpaca Races. On Tuesday the students came dressed the part in their race-day attire and participated in games and races. Thank you to Mrs Lucas in organising such a fun day. Visit our Facebook page for the highlights!
Tomorrow we will be participating in Day for Daniel. This is an annual event in Australia where we raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention. We would like all children to wear something red to school-socks, hair ribbons, tee-shirts, joggers etc.
I wish Year 5/6 a wonderful time on their camp next week, looking forward to hearing all about it!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
God Bless and keep well,
Theme: Always Was, Always Will Be.
Recognises that First nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
8-15 November 2020
This Sunday marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week 2020. Trinity will celebrate NAIDOC Week with a day packed with activities on Monday 9th November.
The activities will include:
- Making and Creating – Indigenous Culture
- Indigenous Literacy
- Indigenous Maths (STEM)
- Indigenous Creative Arts
- Indigenous Sports
- Group Challenge
The students and teachers will gather to begin the day in prayer with a NAIDOC Liturgy before starting their day of activities.
Thank you to staff, students, parents and the Trinity community for supporting our Sock it to Poverty! fundraiser on Thursday 29 October. We raised $94 for Catholic Mission!
Day for Daniel
‘Day for Daniel’ is Australia’s largest day of action to raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention. Trinity celebrated their ‘Day for Daniel’ today by wearing red. This day is set aside to help raise awareness of child safety. Parents, carers and educators are encouraged to start a conversation with children and young people about personal safety.
St. Vinnies Christmas Appeal
This year, Christmas will be like no other. After the year that no one saw coming, many families are without jobs and are under increased financial stress, some for the first time in their lives. With more families facing uncertainty, no one knows what to expect for Christmas Day.
Vinnies is committed to making Christmas a time to renew hope.
Our school community can play an important part in renewing hope for the thousands of people who face an uncertain Christmas. Together, we can continue to bring financial relief, Christmas hampers and smiles of love and laughter to the people who need it most this season. The students at Trinity, and the Mini Vinnies Team, will be engaging in opportunities and events in the upcoming weeks to raise awareness and support for St. Vinnies Christmas Appeal this year.
A Spirituality for our Times:
Practising Care and Tenderness
A reflective afternoon for women
inspired Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.
Hosted by the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce
Facilitators: Clare Condon SGS and Andrea Dean
Offered via Zoom
Saturday 7 November from 3 pm to 4.30 pm
Register here: https://bit.ly/CareTenderness
Spotlight on Kinder/Year One in Religion
This week I would like to ‘spotlight’ the work Kinder/Year One and Miss O’Brien have been doing in Religion in the classroom. I was absolutely amazed to see the beautiful work each student had completed and was willing to share with me and the pride in which they spoke about their topic, God’s Creation. I would like to thank Kinder/Year One and Miss O’Brien for allowing me the time to come in and share in their wonderful learning experiences in the classroom.
Followed by Youtube clip of the children sharing one thing they are grateful to God for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU4_6kpxPgE
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
NRL Gala Day
Year 5 / 6 travelled to Young this week to compete in an NRL Gala day. This was a day of fun competition with a total of five 15-minute games played against various schools in our region. Our girls played in the League Tag competition and our boys teamed up with Sacred Heart to play in the Boys Tackle competition. The girls won three of their five games and the boys also won three of their five games. Both teams displayed excellent skills in both attack and defence. It was very impressive to witness the growth in the Girls team in their skills and application of game play to score tries and hold their defence. The boys played equally as well with the confidence to apply their skills and listen intently to their coach on the day and apply advice given to their game. The competition was run as a social day with a fun component – scores were not submitted as it was not a competition day – it was a fun skills day.
Comments from the Students
Archie – It was a great fun day. It wasn’t too easy playing against such good opponents, but we held our own and did our best in every game. We won 3 games out of 5.
Tilly – It was an excellent day. We worked well together as a team and did our best on the day. We won 3 games out of 5.
Willow – It was a fun day. We played well in both defence and attack and are very grateful that we got to participate this year.
Riley – It was fun to play with all the Coota boys from Sacred Heart. We really appreciated Coach Dave Harris (MAD) who coached us throughout the day and gave us some fantastic ‘game play’ advice.
Sammy – I had a great day. It was a lot of fun. I liked how we played so well as a team. We really appreciated Jen McKay for her coaching tips throughout the day and Miss Wade for organising the day and Mrs Davis for getting us there and back safely
Tom – It was a fun day playing with boys we already knew and had played with before in weekend competitions. It was good to catch up with the Coota boys again. Special thanks to Mad for coming over and coaching us on the day and Sacred Heart for allowing us to join in their team.
Jemima – It was a great day, even though it was warm running around the field. The games were short (15 minutes) which made it a bit easier. Our defence was great. We also played well to get as many tries as we did.
Angus – It was great fun meeting the Coota boys and competing against so many teams with such good skills. It was also great to play against kids from Harden who I play with on weekends as well.
Special thanks must go to the NRL Development team for running the day, Miss Wade for organising the teams, Sacred Heart for allowing our boys to play in their team and Mrs Davis for driving the bus over and back. We are also very thankful for the Macca’s Soft Serve after the game as a thank you from Miss Wade and Mrs Davis for our sportsmanship and manners over the day.
Trinity Sports Calendar
Year 3/4 NRL Gala Day
Wednesday 18th November in Young
Further information will go home about the Year 3/4 Gala day to parents next week.
Thank you for your continued support of sport at Trinity
Trinity Sports Co-ordinator.
This week in Maths, Kinder/Year 1 have been learning about volume and area. The students are very clever working out how much 'space' an object take up. They were set a task of building block towers, then working out its volume and recording it - well done!
Kinder/Year 1: Digby Clark, Timmy Olotu
Year 2/3: Georgia Daken, Jade Mottley
Year 4: Dara Olotu, Emerson Mann-Rea
Year 5/6: Tassie Sommer, Talia McKay
Kinder/Year 1: Avery Mann-Rea, Dakota Medley, Harry Edwards
Year 2/3: Tilly Jackson, Spencer Betts
Year 4: Billy Corkhill, Bea Lucas, Charlie Jackson, Ryan Sumich, Bella Betts
Year 5/6: Tylerr Leitner, Yr 5/6 Class
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!