Confirmation: What a beautiful ceremony we witnessed on Sunday when some of our 5/6 students made their Confirmation. A special thank you to Fr Tony Percy, Fr Joshy, Julie Doolan, Sr Kathy, Donna Wade and our staff who came on the day. Jill Parker did an amazing job with the stoles, assisting at the retreat day and decorating the church. What about that amazing choir? 10 girls whose singing was outstanding and resonated through the church! Well done Trinity staff and students! Yet another example of the wonderful community that we are blessed to be part of!
Matt Sexton: On Wednesday, Matt Sexton (Numeracy Consultant from Elevating Learning), visited Trinity and spent some time in Kinder and with our teachers. He was very impressed with our Kinder students and their astounding knowledge of mathematical concepts and number. This knowledge was visible in their work and through dialogue and questioning. Matt worked closely with all teachers and provided feedback and strategies for challenging student learning from K-6. Matt visited all the classrooms and was very impressed with how happy our students are, the high level of student engagement and the hard work teachers are doing to challenge students. This hard work is reflected in the academic growth of our students in Numeracy as well as Literacy. The additional Classroom teachers and Support Assistants in each learning space every day during Literacy and Numeracy has supported and assisted with this growth. If you wish to go to the My Schools website at https://myschool.edu.au, you can see the evidence of this compared to other schools first hand!
Community Council: On Monday evening the Community Council met and I am pleased to announce that we have finally filled all positions on the Council. The meeting commenced with an Open Meeting which was followed by our formal meeting. As a result, some of our Council positions have different members in the various roles. The Community Council Chair is Charlie Lucas, Secretary is Kristy Stevenson, Treasurer is Mark Sumich, Events and Promotions officer is Amy Mergard and staff representative is Donna Wade. We welcome Kristy to the Council and we are certain it will be a very rewarding experience for her as it is for all the Council members. During the Council meeting some very significant decisions were made regarding fundraising. We are in the process of obtaining quotes for the purchase of sails and outdoor furniture for outside the Library, as well as the sprinkler system for the oval. We also plan to implement a BMX track at Trinity on the bottom oval. Not only will this provide an additional activity at break time, it can also be used during class PE lessons. This will be a welcomed addition to the playground by the students.
Trinity Athletics Carnival: What a fantastic day everyone had at Trinity on Tuesday. The children enthusiastically participated in all the events, the parents joined in the fun along with the Hennessy students who were there helping and we had many of our parents and grandparents assisting as well as supporting on the day. Without the assistance of our parents events like this just wouldn’t occur. Once again the tug of war was a highlight with Gold house winning. Well done Red who were the winning house on the day. A special thank you to Donna Wade for her organisation, staff who assisted on the day and Charlie Lucas who spent hours marking and mowing the oval on the weekend. Next Friday our students travel to Cootamundra for the WR Carnival and we wish them the very best of luck.
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.
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 – Wednesday 2pm-3pm. Please contact the front office if you are interested.
Whole School Mass: Parents, grandparents and friends are warmly invited to our whole school Mass on Thursday 27th June at 12.50pm at St Mary's Church.
Western Region Athletics Carnival: The WR Athletics Carnival will be held at Albert Park in Cootamundra on Friday 28th June commencing at 9.15am. Good luck to our Trinity representatives!
Sacrament of Confirmation
Last Sunday, twelve children from our Parish received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Anthony’s Church in Harden.
We were delighted to welcome Vicar General, Fr. Tony Percy to St Anthony’s to confirm our 12 candidates along with Fr Joshy. It was a blessing to hear Fr. Tony speak to the children about their chosen Saints and the importance of Confirmation in their Spiritual Journey in Faith. We came together in prayer to celebrate a beautiful Confirmation Mass with families and friends.
Afterwards we gathered at the back of the church for the Confirmation cake. Many thanks to Penny Lucas for the beautiful cake to share. Grateful thanks to those who contributed to the wonderful morning tea. Many thanks to Mrs Doolan for all her preparation of candidates and Confirmation Day, Mrs Jill Parker for the wonderful decorations in the Church and teachers from Trinity for support in the mass and preparation of the candidates. Special thanks to the choir for their amazing singing throughout the mass.
We wish God's blessings on each of these children. May God in all His goodness bless them with true happiness, and may they always keep the memory of their Confirmation day and let the Holy Spirit guide them in their Faith.
Please pray that our young people, strengthened by the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation, will be true witnesses of Christ to others. May they spread and defend the faith by word and deed.
World Refugee Day
Yesterday was ‘World Refugee Day.’ Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. Pope Francis has made numerous appeals to promote the culture of encounter in an effort to combat the culture of indifference in the world today. It means seeing through the eyes of others rather than turning a blind eye. “Not just to see but to look. Not just to hear but to listen. Not just to meet and pass by, but to stop. And don’t just say ‘what a shame, poor people,’ but allow ourselves to be moved by pity.” – Pope Francis
On World Refugee Day we think about people who have become refugees, their hopes and dreams, and how we can show that we care about them. Caritas Australia has a word for this: solidarity. We sometimes say that we “walk alongside” people. That doesn’t mean we actually walk with them, but we do things that show we care about and want to help them. Pope Francis has asked all of us to experience God’s love and compassion by welcoming the outcast. Finding ways to support refugees in building better lives is one way that we can welcome the outsider.
World Refugee Prayer
Jesus, friend and brother, You know what it is like to be hungry and thirsty. You know what it feels like to be a stranger who is made to feel unwelcome. You know the suffering of all who have lost everything. We pray that by showing our care for refugees, we may show love for our neighbour and be closer to you. We ask this prayer in Your name. Amen
Thought for the Week
Wishing everybody a wonderful week
Kinder are very busy here in their 'free writing' session, where they can write about what they like & then get to tell their classmates about their interesting stories.
Year 1/2 were given the task to look at an image of a Hippo with its eyes just above water and write a story about it. Wow - there were lots of clever stories!
For this weeks homework, Year 3/4 were given an assessment to research a celebration/memorable day on our calendar. eg Australia Day, ANZAC Day etc. The students presented their work to the class this morning, where we learnt lots of interesting facts. Did you know.. Australian's are the only country that celebrates Boxing Day!
Year 5/6 have been creating games with their spelling words this week. What a great way to learn their spelling words!!
Kinder: Dakota Medway & Marlie Oakley
Year 1/2: Ruby Lucas & Shannon Kerrison
Year 3/4: Riley Jackson & Michael Oakley
Year 5/6: Samantha Beal & Poppy Lucas
Kinder: Dokota Medley, Harry Edwards, Avery Mann-Rea
Year 1/2: Ruby Lucas
Year 3/4: Michael Oakley, Billy Corkhill, Bea Lucas, Melanie Beal, Talia McKay, Emerson Mann-Rea
Year 5/6: Amber McKay, Sophie Barnes, Poppy Lucas, Tilly Bowman, Christian Johnson, Molly Manwaring, Tylerr Leitner, Maddie Foley, Samantha Beal, Teneil Leitner, Sara Collins
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