Confirmation: This Sunday 16 June, the Year 5 and 6 students in our parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please remember them and their families in your prayers, that their faith is deepened and strengthened, so that it will be strong enough not only for their own needs but for the needs of others with whom they share it. Thank you to the parish sacramental team, especially Julie Doolan, Donna Wade, Sami Mann-Rea, Fr Trenton, Fr Joshy and Sr Kathy for their assistance and a special thank you to Jill Parker for making the banners, church decorations and assisting the children to make the stoles. We hope to see many of our Trinity students and families at Confirmation on Sunday at 9am to help sing in the choir and to support the students who are being confirmed.
Sabbath Week: We hope you have had a wonderful Sabbath Week this week! This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a homework free week and to spend quality time with your children, reading stories, playing board games, playing in the park, going on a picnic or going for a walk!
Numeracy Learning: Next Wednesday June 19, Mr Matt Sexton, Numeracy Consultant, will be visiting classrooms working with the students and with the class teachers. The staff and the students love having the consultants come to Trinity and it is wonderful to see the leaps that the children are taking across the school from Kinder to Year 6 with their learning every single day, in and out of the ‘Learning Pit’. Have you asked your child lately where they are in the ‘Learning Pit?’
URGENT Community Council Positions Vacant: Unfortunately, we have been unable to fill all positions. I urge all parents to consider taking up one of the following positions: Community Council Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Events and Promotion person. We meet twice a term and the meetings go for no more than an hour. The next Community Council meeting is this Monday June 17 at 6pm. It will be an Open meeting until 6:30pm. All parents/carers are invited to attend. Plans for spending the Walkathon proceeds will be discussed.
Year 3-6 Open House Assembly: Today Year 3-6 presented us with a very informative and entertaining assembly which reflected the amazing learning that is happening in the year 3-6 classrooms. We thank Ms Wade and Miss O’Brien for their hard work preparing the assembly.
School Counsellor Parent Survey: CE are currently conducting a review of school counsellor and well being services. We invite you to complete an online survey which may be accessed by following the hyperlink: (Please note this closes on Thursday 20th June)
Cold weather: Parents it is wonderful to see the children in their winter uniform. Please ensure they rug up and wear their jumpers and coats. We have quite a few children who have been sick and who are way sick at the moment.
Mrs Cooper has been on Long Service leave for the past 2 weeks having a well earned rest from teaching. We look forward to seeing Rebecca back at Trinity next week.
Have a lovely long weekend
Book Café: This term the students in Year 5 and 6 attend on Monday afternoons at the Terracotta from 3.30pm – 4.15pm. The children are reading ‘Kids Who Did’ & what a book it is!! The cost is $2, which covers a light afternoon tea.
Community Council Meeting: The next Community Council meeting is on Monday June 17 at 6pm. It will be an Open meeting until 6:30pm. All parents/carers are invited to attend.
Buddy Reading: The Year 5 students are visiting Bunyip each Wednesday for about 20 minutes in their recess break for Term 2. This is a fantastic program where the Year 5 students read a story to our little friends at Bunyip.
Toddler Gym: This free 8-week balance and coordination program is a great way for Mums, Dads and carers to get out of the house while building important developmental skills in their toddlers. There are two sessions available – Wednesday 2pm-3pm & Thursdays 9.30am-10.30am. Please contact the front office if you are interested.
School Counsellor: The School Counsellor will be at Trinity on Thursday 20th June. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the front office by 3.15pm, Wednesday 19th June.
Making Jesus Real
What is our challenge?
It is an initiative of Trinity Catholic School to promote working together to build better relationships and a stronger Catholic future. In our school and community we all have a variety of gifts that come from the same Spirit but make up the one body.
Our mission is to recognise and value the variety of gifts and abilities that we all bring together as a community and to accept and respect each other in the way Jesus showed us to live. We can do this by developing a relationship with the Spirit of Jesus present in our daily lives and by having a positive attitude to people and life. We are encouraged and challenged everyday to live the Gospel Values of kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness, tolerance, understanding, patience and the way we Greet, Treat and Speak to people.
Sacrament of Confirmation
On Wednesday, the children preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation joined together to participate in their Retreat Day as part of their final preparations for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The children had a wonderful day sharing in prayer and Faith. The children were very fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Sr Kathy from Sacred Heart Parish, Cootamundra, who led some of the retreat workshops and reflections on the day. We thank Sr Kathy, Fr Trenton and Mrs Doolan for dedicating their time to help make the Retreat day so special.
Over recent weeks, our Year Five and Six students have been dedicating their time to preparing for, and learning about, the Sacrament of Confirmation which most children will receive in our parish this coming weekend.
Like the wind, the Spirit of God is invisible and cannot be seen by us. Although we cannot see the wind, we can feel it and see the effects of the wind. In the same way, we cannot really see the Spirit, but we can feel the effects of the fruits of the Holy Spirit in a person’s life. May the gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Courage, Right Judgement, Reverence and Wonder & Awe deepen and strengthen in the children as they continue to grow and are drawn closer to God and the Catholic community.
Confirmation mass is on this Sunday the 16th June at St. Anthony’s Church. All families and Parishioners are welcome to join our Year 5 / 6 children for this special Sacramental Mass. Children receiving this special Sacrament are asked to be at the church with their families by 8:30am.
Thought for the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week
Trinity Athletics Carnival
Our Annual Athletics Carnival will be held this Tuesday 18th June, 2019 at Trinity Catholic School. Please note the change of venue. Our school grounds look amazing after the recent rains. We are looking forward to returning to Trinity for the running of our Athletics carnival this year.
The Carnival will commence at 9.30am with Team Marching and will conclude with Presentations around 2.45pm.
There will be recess and lunch breaks. Parents will operate a canteen with a sausage sizzle, drinks and snacks. The children are to wear their team colours or sports uniform and joggers must be worn for all events.
We are seeking assistance from parents to help out on the BBQ and canteen and to assist staff with running the field events (shot put, discus, high jump and long jump) and infants’ novelty events. Please let Miss Wade know through the school office or via phone/email if you are able to assist.
Students are encouraged to participate in all events relevant to their age with points awarded for participation. Athletes turning 8 years and over will be chosen from our carnival to represent Trinity at the Western Region Carnival which will be held in Cootamundra on Friday 28th June.
Infants’ children will participate in shot put, discus, long jump, 100m and 200m track events as well as novelty events in their team houses – red, blue and gold.
The popular Team House Tug-o-war and relay for parents will again take place during the lunch break.
Students from Kinder to Year 6 have been training for the Athletics Carnival this term as part of the Physical Education Program. House captains will lead House Meetings to remind all students about the carnival and of course to revise and practise the popular ‘House Chants’. If you have any questions please contact the school or myself.
Thank you for your continued support of sport at Trinity
Have a wonderful week
This week Kinder have been adding to our class alphabet book and writing. We have been coming up with so many exciting words, filling in our 'H' and 'E' pages. We are starting to use these words in our own writing and are enjoying being authors with our very own publishing.
Year 1/2 had the iPads out today and were very busy unjumbling their spelling words on the Soundwaves ap - very clever!
In Science, Year 3/4 have been looking at sources of heat. Last week was the perfect timing for an experiment to investigate how long it would take for cocoa powder to dissolve on cold, warm and hot water.
In History, Year 5/6 have been studying the History of Australia from Colonisation to Federation. They have found out that the Colonial period was from 1788-1901. British settlement of Australia began as a penal colony governed by a captain of the Royal Navy. Sydney Cove was governed by Captain Arthur Phillip. They now know this place as Sydney. They have studied what life was like in the early colonies and have been building these Dioramas to show their understanding of this.
Kinder: Keeva Mottley, Tanna Brooks & Lana Sumich
Year 1/2: Ruby Lucas, Somer Oldfield, Cruz Brooks & Phoebe Bassingthwaighte
Year 3/4: Zoe Lenehan & Talia McKay
Year 5/6: Molly Manwaring & Tasmin Sommer
Year 1/2: Ben Pollard & Claire Corkhill
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: Harlow Summerfield, Jack Gadd, Violet Tindall, Lana Sumich, Mia Longbottom, Ivy Corkhill
Year 2/3: Somer Oldfield, Hamish Summerfield, Claire Corkhill
Year 4: Melanine Beal, Emerson Mann-Rea, Ryan Sumich, Bea Lucas, Billy Corkhill
Year 5/6: Tilly Bowman, Tom Bassingthwaighte
| Archdiocesan Cricket (Gundagai)
Friday 20 March 2020
| Archdiocesan Netball & Rugby League (Lyneham, ACT)
Friday 3 April 2020
|Trinity Cross Country||
Monday 6 April 2020
| Archdiocesan Touch Football (Lyneham ACT)
Wednesday 8 April 2020