Welcome back everyone,
It's wonderful to be back at school with the students smiling faces. We do keep in mind our Canberra colleagues who are still in Remote Learning.
Communication continues to be a priority for me, my desire to find the most effective ways to inform our parents is always front and centre. I am also conscious of our Parish Community who enjoy reading the newsletter. With these two factors in mind, we will trial a fortnightly newsletter for this term. To compliment this approach, we will send a message on SchoolZine with a table of events every second Friday. In summary:
|Week Two||Friday Table of Events|
|Week Four||Friday Table of Events|
|Week Six||Friday Table of Events|
|Week Eight||Friday Table of Events|
|Week Ten||Friday Table of Events|
Reflection for the Week
You may have seen a post on our FaceBook page alluding our community to a friend we had at school on Thursday. Although, we welcome new enrolments, unfortunately the very calm Labrador was unable to be enrolled. I was delighted to watch the interaction between the dog and one of our students, he watched carefully as the dog wagged his tail and gestured towards him, the anticipation of wanting to pat him was almost tangible. One of the staff nearby noticed and said "Go ahead you can pat him". His face lit up like a Christmas tree. I just love everyday at Trinity.
Focus on Learning
Vocab, vocab, vocab..... Teachers in Kindergarten to Year 2 have implemented the Initial Lit program with great success. Our next step will be to move this learning into our Senior classes. The focus for reading in years three to six moves from a phonics approach to a strong vocabulary approach. Students explore, expand, investigate and manipulate vocabulary in its many genres, learning areas and domains. Students move from word, to sentence, to paragraph levels of text. How can you help at home? Discuss words, new words that give deeper meaning, further accuracy. The question, how are you, is quickly responded with, good thanks, which ultimately tells you very little. So how are you..... tired, worried, surprised, emotional, determined, inspired....... see what words you can explore with your children this week.
Processes Procedures and Information
On Tuesday the staff gathered for a day of Professional Learning (PL) with Mr Lachlan Ellis, Child Protection Manager at Catholic Education Manuka. The PL outlined compliance matters for staff regarding privacy laws, social media, record keeping, setting a precedent and ownership of information. Lachlan pointed out the importance of staff adhering to these regulations, even though as teachers we naturally want to go above and beyond. The disclaimer on our email is a helpful example. This disclaimer enables staff to work within CE parameters and communicates what you can expect from staff. Thank you in anticipation for your support in understanding our heightened awareness to such matters.
On the 19/20/21 October, a registration panel from CE will complete a compliance registration for Trinity. Unfortunately with COVID, the panel can't come to Trinity and see our teachers in action. If parents would like to speak to the panel, you are very welcome. Please let me know via email and I will arrange this for you.
Please note that COVID restrictions continue to have a significant impact on what we can and can't do at school. In Week Five of this term our School Musical “Wizard of Oz” was scheduled to go ahead. The decision to postpone the School Musical until 2022 has been made. A note regarding the Musical is attached to the newsletter.
Please make sure that you send your child/ren to school with their hat. The students have been reminded this week that its a hat term - no hat, no play. This will also align with wearing sunscreen, which Trinity will provide. Trinity is a sun safe school and as such we need to wear sun safe hats and be applying sunscreen throughout the day.
Please continue to read messages on SchoolZine as this will remain the avenue we communicate changes.
Yours in knowing, loving and serving
Leader Team Trinity
Welcome back to Term 4. I trust everybody has had an enjoyable time over the holiday period and were able to spend some quality time as a family. This term is yet another exciting term at Trinity and we look forward to working together as a school and parish community for another successful term.
Prayer for the Start of Term
Prepare us for the coming of the new term and new challenges.
We pray our school will continue to be a place of great discovery,
adventure and creativity.
Thank you for the gifts of friendship, creativity and uniqueness.
Thank you for the opportunities to work and grow together in
FAITH, HOPE and LOVE at Trinity.
May what we do, we do well.
We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Term Four Theme - FAITH
Each term we unpack part of our school theme to focus on for the term with our students and community. This term we will be focusing on the virtue of FAITH.
The virtue of faith is God’s gift to us at Baptism. Faith lights our way so that we can see as God sees and believe what Christ has taught us through His Gospel and Church. At our Baptism, God gave us the gift of faith through the Church. Faith opened our eyes to see ourselves as God sees us – as sharers in God’s divine life, united to Jesus, His Son.
Faith makes it possible for us to see and believe all that God has taught us in the Bible and through His Church.
By faith, we see and believe with the eyes and heart of Jesus: “I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness.” By faith, we see that God wants to make us saints – the kind of people who live the Gospel and spread its message of justice, truth and kindness. With eyes of faith, we see the light of Jesus shining through the Gospel and Church teaching; we believe in Christ’s Real Presence reaching out to feed and heal us in the sacraments – especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation.
As educators and carers of our children, we know that a faith lived day-to-day in prayer and kindness is far more convincing than words alone. The Spirit’s gifts enable us to move beyond our own limited efforts, to reach out to Christ in others – putting flesh on the religious language we use in our homes, church and classrooms. It is this witness to a living faith that will form minds and hearts and act as a guide.
As we joyfully embrace our commitments to teach and witness our faith, we give thanks for its fruits, which overflow into our young people’s lives, strengthening the body to the glory of God in Christ.
October – The Month of The Rosary
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7. October falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical colour green. This symbol of HOPE is the colour of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. October includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7). The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, to pray the Rosary.
The Rosary draws its mysteries from the New Testament and is centered on the great events of the Incarnation and Redemption with each decade referring to an event in the life of Jesus and Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary give us “thumbnails” of the life of Christ and his Mother Mary.
- The Joyful Mysteries are taken mostly from Saint Luke’s Gospel in the New Testament. They involve the joyful events of Jesus’ childhood.
- The Luminous Mysteries bring a deeper understanding to the public life of Jesus. They fill in the blanks between the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross.
- The Sorrowful Mysteries remind us of how much Jesus loves us. They recall how He suffered and died just for us.
- The Glorious Mysteries tell us what happened after Jesus died-His Resurrection, the descent of the Holy Spirit and the love Jesus had for his Mother Mary.
Catholic Mission Month
October is World Mission Month! Catholic Mission is the international mission agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. Compelled by the message, life and love of Jesus, Catholic Mission forms Australians for mission and raises funds for mission—in Australia and around the world.
Catholic Mission supports children, communities and Church leaders around the world, including remote Australia. Needs are identified by local Catholics to give all people the opportunity for a full, enriched life–physically and spiritually–regardless of race, religion, gender or stigma.
“Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” John 13:34.
“We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard,” taken from the Acts of the Apostles, is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for World Mission Day 2021 which will be observed on October 24th.
Pope Francis emphasises that “Once we experience the power of God’s love and recognise his fatherly presence in our personal and community life, we cannot help but proclaim and share what we have seen and heard.”
During this month of October, Mini Vinnies will be raising awareness of issues that affect communities around the world and highlight the need to fundraise to support the work of Catholic Missions. On Friday 22 October, Trinity will be organising the Socktober event during Catholic Mission Month.
Thought of the Week
|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!