Good afternoon everyone,
This week I have been absent from Trinity to attend the Catholic Leader’s Day and the Principal’s Retreat. Both were invaluable. The Catholic Leader’s Day launched the Leader’s Well Being Program, a complementary suite of health and well-being initiatives designed to support school leaders to continue to flourish and lead. Over the last two years Catholic Education have heard and collaboratively actioned the collective voices of Principal’s in our Archdiocese. Dr Tony Ford who is the founder and CEO of Ford Health has had the privilege of watching at close quarters the lives of many Principals and will lead this program in our Archdiocese. Ross Fox, our Director acknowledges “School Leadership is a challenging and changing role, however with the right support it is also a rewarding one” I acknowledge and congratulate our Director on this vital initiative and look forward to participating in the program.
What does the acronym HITP stand for? High Impact Teaching Pedagogy and are often referred to as HITS, High Impact Teaching Strategies.
What are they? HITP are 10 instructional practices that reliably increase student learning when they are applied.
Where did they come from? HITP have emerged from the findings of tens of thousands of studies on what has worked in classrooms across Australia and the world. International experts often rank HITP at the top of strategies that contribute to student learning.
What do the pedagogies mean for Trinity? A significant focus throughout the LNAP program was understanding what pedagogy impacts on student learning. The Challenging Learning strategies that have been implemented at Trinity are very similar, if not the same as HITP. We are therefore at an advantage, enabling greater depth and precision in our classroom practice.
Community Council Open Meeting: On Monday 22March will be our first Community Council Meeting, this meeting will be an Open Meeting. All parents are welcome to attend. The location of the meeting will be determined by the number of people attending. Please email Leanne at the Front Office to let us know whether you will be attending. firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you in anticipation for your support in this matter.
Who Am I? (Just for Community Fun, open to everyone)
Last weeks Who Am I? was Gen Albert. Today our Library Minister pulled out a name out of the Who Am I? box. Stevie-Rain Ford was presented with her Mufti and Milkshake voucher. At the end of the term the group of students whose name is pulled out of the Who Am I? box will have a uniform free day and we will go for a walk down to Terracotta Café for a Milkshake.
This week’s Who Am I?
- I grew up in the geographical centre of NSW.
- I have two brothers and no sisters.
- I have a phobia of frogs.
- My death-row meal would be mushrooms on toast.
- One of my bucket list items is to be a presenter on Play School.
Mrs Perryman’s highlight for the week
Last Saturday I walked out of the Apple store in Canberra after fixing an on going problem I have had with my phone. To my absolute delight I bumped into Amy, David, Hamish, Digby and Archie Clark, plus Amy’s brother. They were all off to watch the Brumbies! It was heartening to witness the joy of a family being together and sharing in a common interest.
Congratulations to Miss Albert on her upcoming wedding tomorrow! Trinity had a lovely day on Tuesday celebrating Miss Albert's 'Hen's Day' with the most lavish lunch!. We wish Gen and John all the best and look forward to hearing all about it.
It is vitally important that you know my door is always open to you, explicitly that is I am dedicated to the Trinitarian community, to you as parents, our students, our parish and our staff. Please feel welcome to come and talk with me as I continue to learn and understand our community.
God bless each of you,
Whole School Mass
Next Thursday Miss Wade and Year 5/6 will lead a whole school mass at Trinity. Parents and friends are welcome to join us at 12:50pm to celebrate this mass. The theme for the mass is ‘Friendship and Forgiveness’.
Father Kevin Barry-Cotter
On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn lost one of its veteran and most esteemed priests, Father Kevin Barry-Cotter.
May Father Kevin rest from his labours and find peace in the heart of Jesus.
We pray for Father Kevin and entrust him to the mercy of God.
Further details of Father Kevin Barry-Cotter’s legacy can be read in the following article in the Daily Voice.
Take some time out to reflect and pray.
First Eucharist and Reconciliation
We continue to keep our First Eucharist and Reconciliation candidates in our prayers. These children have been preparing all term to receive these Sacraments. Next Wednesday will be the last preparation session at Trinity Catholic School. The children have prepared with the support of their parents and friends. We thank all staff, students and families committed to the ongoing Faith journey of these children and the parish for keeping our young candidates in your prayers.
Sacramental Retreat Day
Monday 15th March 9.00am at St. Anthony’s Church (whole day for candidates only)
Sacrament of First Reconciliation
Wednesday 17th March 6.00pm at St. Anthony’s Church
Sacrament of First Eucharist
Sunday 21st March 9.00am at St. Anthony’s Church
Altar Server Roster for St. Anthony’s Sunday Masses
Bella and Jemima
Billy & Emi
The Year of St. Joseph. A Beloved, tender, obedient father…..
Saint Joseph in fact, “concretely expressed his fatherhood” by making an offering of himself in love “a love placed at the service of the Messiah who was growing to maturity in his home,” writes Pope Francis, quoting his predecessor St Paul VI.
And because of his role at “the crossroads between the Old and New Testament,” St Joseph “has always been venerated as a father by the Christian people” (PC, 1). In him, “Jesus saw the tender love of God,” the one that helps us accept our weakness, because “it is through” and despite “our fears, our frailties, and our weakness” that most divine designs are realized. “Only tender love will save us from the snares of the accuser,” emphasizes the Pontiff, and it is by encountering God’s mercy especially in the Sacrament of Reconciliation that we “experience His truth and tenderness,” – because “we know that God’s truth does not condemn us, but instead welcomes, embraces, sustains and forgives us” (2).
Third Sunday of Lent – 7th March
During Week 3 of Lent we meet Olivia. Oliva, 22, could not read, write or count, and her business was losing money. Then she attended Caritas Australia-supported literacy and numeracy classes and set up a home classroom to teach her neighbours. Now her classes, business and family are thriving, and she aims to become a pastor and run for local leadership.
Listen to Olivia’s story here.
Please donate to Project Compassion 2021 and support people like Oliva’s gain access to education to build a brighter future and live-in communities that upholds everyone’s dignity.
You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, by visiting www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion or phoning 1800 024 413.
Thought of the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week.
Year 5/6 Open House
This week Year 5/6 took the staff, students and parents of Trinity on an adventure of learning through their Open House performance. Their play was based on a curious group of children who were inspired to inquire and eager to learn. They were known as the Year 5/6 Explorers and they attended a school called Trinity in Murrumburrah…. THIS was a story of adventure! They travelled back in history with the help of a Time Machine.
The places Year 5/6 travelled to were
- The First Fleet - 1788 Botany Bay
- 1901 - Federation of Australia
- 1939 - WW2
- Modern day Parliament House where Year 5/6 shared their amazing sketches of the Prime Ministers of Australia from Edmund Barton to Scott Morrison
Please click on this link to view the Yr 5/6 Open House:
Thank you Year 5/6 for such an entertaining and informative Open House.
Kinder/1/2 have this amazing space in their class room that is currently set up at a Coffee Shop - this encourages learning social and real life role playing through Dramatic play in either recess or lunch time. This space regularly changes, its already been a Post Office and Vet Practice.
Well Done Talia
Talia McKay travelled to Narooma last Monday to compete in the Archdiocesan Swimming Carnival in 12-13 Years 50m Breaststroke. Trinity staff, students and community are proud of Talia’s efforts and commitment to this level of competition.
On Monday I went to Narooma for Archdiocesan swimming. It was a very good experience and helped me to be a better swimmer. My favourite part was representing Trinity and the Western Region. I came 5th overall and got a 2-second PB from my seed time. I’m very proud of how I went and look forward to other carnivals and competitions.
Next Friday, 12th March, Jemima Mergard will be travelling to Canberra to compete in the Archdiocesan soccer trials. Trinity staff, students and community wish Jemima all the best on the day and look forward to hearing about this experience upon her return. Well done Jemima!
Trinity Cross Country is soon approaching. This will be held at Trinity school on Friday 19th March. Parents are invited to come along and support our children on the day and join us for a BBQ lunch afterwards. Further details regarding our Cross Country will be in next weeks newsletter. Trinity staff have Cross Country training in their PE lessons as part of the sports program but encourage children to train outside of school hours as well. The Western region Cross Country competition will be held in Boorowa.
School Swimming Sessions
This Monday, 8th March, will be the last day of the school swimming program due to the Harden Pool closed for maintenance on Monday 15th March. The school office will reimburse pre-paid entry and bus fees.
The swimming program this year has involved ‘Swim and Survive’ activities and Life Saving Theory lessons for students. The program has been very successful in developing water awareness and life saving skills which are so very important in life.
Please check the C & G sport website and the Facebook page for information about upcoming events including winter trials for netball, rugby league, hockey and touch football.
If any parent/guardian needs support with this, please contact Miss Wade.
Thank you for your support of sport at Trinity.
TRINITY SPORT NEWS
WR Athletics Carnival in Tumut
Postponed until further notice
Tennis for Whole School Sport Commences
Please check the C & G sport website and the Facebook page for information about upcoming events https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/calendar
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Sport Website
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Face Book Page
Thank you for your continued support of sport at Trinity.
Kinder/1/2: Dakota Medley & Harry Edwards
Year 3/4: Ben Pollard & Spencer Betts
Year 5/6: Aidan Summerfield & Willow Stevenson
Kinder/1/2: Keeva Mottley, Lana Sumich, Ivy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Zoe Lenehan, Bea Lucas, Grace Metcalfe, Bella Betta, Talia McKay, Billy Corkhill
|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!