Kinder Orientation: Today we conducted our final full day for our 2021 Kinder Orientation. The preschool students had a wonderful time, where they participated in activities based on the theme ‘Under the Sea’. Thank you to Miss Sarah O’Brien, Mrs Penny Lucas and Mr Jack Niddrie for your planning and organisation and Mrs Jo Birks for your assistance in the classroom. A very special thank you to Mrs Bernie Corkhill for coming and speaking at our parent presentation this morning about their experiences at Trinity and why their family love being a part of the Trinity community. A special thank you also to Mrs Jill Parker, for placing the balloons and banner on our front fence this morning. If you know of anyone who is turning 5 by July 31, 2021 and who would like to attend Trinity, please invite them to contact the front office. School will resume for Year 1-6 students on Monday February 1 with Kinder students commencing on Tuesday, February 2.
School Swimming: School swimming begins on Monday 30 November. All students will need to wear a rashie top when in the pool. The children are looking forward to going to the pool and we thank Mrs Julie Doolan for organising the swimming for Trinity.
School Counsellor: The School Counsellor will be at Trinity on Monday 30 November. If you would like your child to see the Counsellor Bec Russell, please contact the front office by 3.15pm, Thursday 26th November.
School Disco: Our Year 6 students are hosting our school Disco next Friday, 27th November, from 6:00-8:30pm at schcool. This years theme is 'Under the Sea', looking forward to seeing the students outfits!
On Tuesday, all students who have achieved 5 maroon armbands in our SWPBS-positive behaviours award program, will be invited to a special lunch with Mrs Gorham. So parents, an invite to lunch will be given to each child to take home on Monday so you will not need to pack as much food for them for lunch. Another special lunch will occur in Week 10 if more students obtain 5 maroon armbands before the end of the term.
It was with much sadness on Monday that we heard the news about the sudden death of Mr Ken Miller. Ken has been ill for the past few months and over the weekend his health deteriorated. Ken was the grandfather of Zoe Miller-Logue in Year 2, Maddison Foley who is in Year 7 at MHS and Tristan Miller. They all attended Trinity and we extend our sympathy to them and the family. Ken was very much a part of our Trinity community and he will be sorely missed. We are extremely grateful to Father Lolesio who came and joined our staff in prayer on Tuesday morning and spent some considerable time availing himself to the Trinity community. The funeral is in the process of being arranged. We are extremely lucky to have Father living in the presbytery nearby a few nights during the week. He is very much a part of our school and parish community.
Eternal rest grant unto Ken, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
God Bless and we hope you have a restful weekend with family and friends,
There have been a few changes to staffing for 2021. As you are aware, I have accepted a position as Principal at St Bede’s Braidwood commencing 2021. I am excited but also sad to leave Trinity and the Murrumburrah-Harden community.
Sarah O’Brien has accepted a full-time teaching position at St Francis Xavier Lake Cargelligo. We will miss Sarah and we will have the opportunity to farewell her before the end of the year.
The staffing for 2021 is as follows:
Infants: K-2-Penny Lucas/Jack Niddrie.
Penny and Jack will teach in the K-2 space with Penny working in the classroom Monday to Wednesday assisted by Jack. Jack will teach in K-2 Thursday and Friday, assisted by Rebecca Cooper. Penny will be Literacy Instructional Leader K-6 on Thursday’s and have Friday off. Mrs Joanne Birks will be Classroom Support Assistant from 9:30 to 3pm in K-2 Monday to Friday, with Mrs Fiona Bassingthwaighte working as classroom Support assistant in K-2 each Wednesday from 9:30am to 3pm. Jack Niddrie will be working K-6 from 2pm-3:10pm
Year 3/4 teacher: TBA-this position has been advertised and we will be interviewing soon.
Year 5/6: Miss Donna Wade. Donna will be released by TBA as REC. Ann Burns will work in Years 3-6 as Classroom Support Assistant 9:30am to 3pm.
Rebecca Cooper: Assistant Principal, Classroom Support Teacher and Numeracy Instructional Leader K-6.
Library: Julie Doolan-Tuesday and Wednesday.
Chaplaincy: Mrs Hannah Edwards-Wednesday 9:30 to 1:30pm.
Front Office: Leanne Davis-Monday to Thursday and Fiona Bassingthwaighte each Friday.
STEM and Enrichment: Jack Niddrie
The Principal position has been advertised and interviews will occur in the next few days. CE are endeavouring to announce this as soon as possible.
We are very fortunate to have such experienced staff at Trinity next year and assure your students needs will be well catered for.
Hennessy Orientation Day
Four of our Year 6 Trinity students attended the Yr 7 Hennessy Orientation Days this week. They all had a wonderful time experiencing a range of high school activities.
Religious Education in the Classroom
In the 21st Century RE classroom, teachers and students engage critically and creatively with Scripture passages through The Three Worlds of the Text: World Behind the Text, World of the Text, and World In Front of the Text. This teaching and learning method is designed to encourage students to learn from within the Bible and discover their own informed interpretation.
What Does World Behind the Text mean?
The World Behind the Text helps students to understand the historical and social context in which the Biblical text was written.
- date the biblical text was written
- What was going on when the text was written?
- What was life at that time like?
- authorship of the biblical text (person or sources)
- historical, social, and cultural context
- What can we learn about the culture, religion, history and geography of the text?
- What roles and relationships did people have at that time?
The students at Trinity experience rich lesson content and activities to consolidate their understandings in Religious Education.
Mini Vinnies Christmas Appeal
Next week our Mini Vinnies team will officially launch their ‘Christmas Appeal’. Each classroom and the front office will be provided with a basket for donations which will be delivered to the Harden branch of St Vincent de Paul at the end of term.
We are seeking your support to help those less fortunate in our community through generous donations of non-perishable food items or small gifts which may be suitable for younger children. Your generosity and support is sincerely appreciated.
Prayer for Today
Lord, teach us how to choose Your way today so each step will lead us closer to You.
Help us to keep our hearts pure and undivided. Protect us from careless thoughts, words, and actions.
Help us to embrace what comes our way as an opportunity.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
Yr 3/4 NRL Gala Day
Year 3/4 had a wonderful day at Trent Barrett Shield in Young on Wednesday. Their sportsmanship, teamwork and commitment was outstanding, and many students were playing League tackle/tag for their first or second time ever!
A huge thank you to the coaches - Luke Oldfield who coached the girls League Tag team and Ash Corkhill who coached the boys League Tackle team and drove the bus. Thanks also to Mrs Lucas and Mr Niddrie who managed the teams.
Congratulations to the following students:
Player of the Day: Charlie Jackson & Somer Oldfield
Effort & commitment on the day: Ryan Sumich & Stevie-Rain Ford
All children from Kinder to Year 6 will attend 5 swimming sessions at the Harden Pool this term.
The sessions will be on:
Monday 23rd November 12pm-1.30pm
Monday 30th November 12pm-1.30pm
Monday 7 December 12pm-1.30pm
Monday 14th December 12pm-1.30pm
Tuesday 15th December (Fun Day) 11am-3pm
Please make sure your note has been returned to school (students who have not returned forms will be unable to attend).
Students will need to bring their swimmers, rashie, towel and sunscreen in a plastic bag each of these days.
Last week Year 5/6 travelled to Cooba Recreation and Education Centre for three days of fun-packed activities at their annual camp.
The children had a lot of fun participating in a number of challenging activities.
The activities included: Archery, Orienteering, Swimming, Leap of Faith, Mountain Bikes, Team Slingshot Making, Team Initiatives, The Big Swing and Team Manoeuvres.
The children also had the opportunity to partake in R&R activities which included: swimming in the motel pool, air hockey, playing pool/table tennis/basketball/handball, watching movies and feeding the resident horses.
The meals were amazing at camp with all the children commenting on how wonderful it was to have such great food and ‘cooked breakfast’ every morning. They certainly had plenty of chances during the day to burn up the extra energy. A beautiful comment from one kitchen staff member was how impressed she was that our children removed their hats/caps upon entering the dining room and displayed the most pleasant manners.
We could not fault the team coordinators at Cooba Recreation Camp. They were encouraging and supportive and gave our Year 5/6 group great opportunities to challenge themselves, build team relationships and develop self-esteem through accomplishing something new and exciting.
The coordinators at Cooba Recreation Centre were more than impressed with our students and frequently commented on their impeccable manners, cooperation and initiative whilst at camp.
We thank Mr Cooper for driving the bus, Miss Wade for coordinating the excursion and both Miss Wade and Mr Cooper for accompanying the children at all activities, joining in and having as much fun as the students. Thank you also goes to Mrs Davis for all the behind the scenes work in organising the camp.
We are very thankful to Harden District Education Foundation for providing support to help fund our camp this year. The continued support from HDEF is appreciated by all students, teachers and families as it provides financial support to allow our students to experience such wonderful opportunities at a reduced cost to families.
This year’s camp has been a welcome relief for all concerned in what has a been a year of turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It was well received by students, teachers and families alike.
Year 5/6 enjoyed a morning of cooking with Mrs Cooper and Mrs Birks on Wednesday. They made a variety of quiches and nutella puffs. The smell coming from the canteen kitchen was AMAZING!
Year 5/6 loved their nutella puffs at recess and we hope the quiches were enjoyed by members of our school community and Father Loli.
Next week, Yr 5/6 are catering for the staff lunch on Wednesday!!
Kinder/Year 1: Avery Mann-Rea & Timmy Olotu
Year 2/3: Claire Corkhill
Year 4: Billy Corkhill & Claudia Loydell
Year 5/6: Talia McKay & Riley Jackson
Kinder/Year 1: Keeva Mottley
Year 2/3: Ben Pollard, Raphael Summerfield
Year 4: Billy Corkhill, Charlie Jackson, Zoe Lenehan, Aidan Summerfield, Dara Olotu
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||